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ROMANCE AND REALITY
Hr. still Mr. Illlllaar MeSwat' In-Fs,4
" ' K kuui h r y ,
'ii aim ntiVHP uhonja n - I
xiid " ".h a toveiier
morning than mat wmon ushered lo the
wedding day of Bllllger MeSwat and
Far away in the dreamy dlstanoe
itretohed a landscape tbat seemed to
lbrato In the mellow haze 0f tbe
golden October day as if the unseen
.pirlts that inhabit the air were beat
ing it with fairy wings in the irreures-
lible exuberauee of overflowing Uf
Copyright AU rights reserved.
Billigor and Lobelia MeSwat had
Just started on their wedding journey.
Animated by the sincere ami laudable
purpose of affording no indication 1q
their manner, apparel, or behavior
that tboy were taking such a trip
hillitfor wore a suit of new bluck broad
cloth, with a lavender necktie. anC
Lobelia M attired in u silk dress of a
delicate lilac tint, with no conspicuous
oruumenta except a large solitaire ring
on one of the lingers of her loft hand
IBd a few onmgo blossoms modestly
ami becomingly arranged in her Par
isian traveling hut. They sat on the
luxurious cushion of a palace car, Billi
gcr's nrni resting carelessly on the
back of the seat occupied by his lovely
bride, and Lobelia leaning toward
llilliger In the easy, tender, conllding
manner of a mother in Israel going
with her aged companion to an Old
Bottler' meeting, or the Secretary ol a
Young Ijuly Society for the Dissemin
ation of Useful Knowledge accompany
big an elder brother on a shopping ex
peilition. 'Uilligor." faltered the bride, turn
ing her beautiful eyes trustingly to his,
nobody would inspect that we are
that we have just been that we are on
our do you think?"
"Certainly noi. Lobelia," affirmed
llilliger, with great positiveness, as he
smiled fondly and reassuringly upon
"They think we are brother and sis
ter, llilliger, or at least that we are old
"Chestnuts!" exclaimed a voice.
The young husband turned tiercely
around to sec who had spoken.
It was the train-boy, an innocent lad
of seventeen summers, on whose face
was a look of such child-like simplicity
that Billiger's hasty suspicious were at
Lobelia, ray love," he said, ten
derly, "would you like some chest
nuts?" "If you like, dear,," she replied,
Bllligerput his hand into his pocket.
Then he put his other hand into his
ether Docket, and his face turned an
"LobeliaJ" he said, hoarsely. "I I
have left my pocket-book, with my
money and tickets, in my other pa in
aiy other trousers! Have you any
money with you? Quick! Here comes
"I think 1 have, llilliger," said Lo
belia. She put her hand in her pocket and
"llilliger." sho exclniracd piteously,
"I have left my pocket-book in my
The station at which the train
topped was only seven miies from
home, llilliger and Lobelia MeSwat
got out, the ecstatic bridegroom er
itindcd a grasping, sordid monopolist
who kept a livery stable to accept his
gold watch as security for the hire of a
carriage and driver, and Mr. and Mrs.
MeSwat drove home in pensive silence
through the balmy autumnal land
scape, which the mellow rays of the
golden ( Ictober sun bathed in a sea of
If the story of the first day of Billi
fer and LoteuVl wedding journey
lliatl serve as n warning to others it
will not have beeu written by the sor
rowing historian in vain. Chicago
Hit Spot Selected by Willi. mi Cullsa
Bryant ror 111 Tomb.
Nestling amid the trees on the gen
tle slope of a neighboring hill is the
village cemetery of Roslyn, L. L In
this home of tho departed are two
groves, side by side, which resting
places contain the dust of one of the
world's greatest poets. William Cullen
Bryant, and of his faithful companion
In life. The site of this last resting
place of the dead was selected by the
po it-editor who now sleeps within its
oonlines, and who at the time uttered a
wish -granted a half century later in
the following words:
"I HAS I upon the clorlou sky
And the lireen mountain round,
, And thought that, when 1 curae lo It
At rest within tho ground,
Twere pleasant, that In flowery June,
When brooks send up a cheerful tuna
And groves a joyous Hound.
The . i, ,:. :. my grave to make.
The rich green mountain turf should break."
It was Bryant that also gave the
name to the picturesque village which
for so many years was his home. In
lKIti. when he went there, he learned
that when the British left Long Island
they marched out of Hempstead to the
tune of "Roslyn Castle," and accord
ingly gave the name of Roslyn to the
place which was then only a hamlet
The estate which he purchased there
B sawed Cedartnero the old Quaker
homestead with its odd gables and
cor.iers. from the porch of which the
Poet many times turned his gaze to th
hills anil green fields in the north an
the br.ght waters of Hempstead harbor
snd tin; nails of passing- v -"1s.-
Tf.inVu Ti'a.Tlo County. Me.,
was all stirred up the other night
over the disappearance of a young
man. He had attended a lodge meet
ing the evening and failed to come
home. The inhabitants of the place
turned out to hunt for him. and after
n ext. ruled search he was found at
the house of a young lady in the sub
urbs. A lady of Kingston, Luzerne Coun-XS-
Pa., killed two snakes which she
found in her front yard, and carrying
out an old idea, burnt the remains 10
that no more could come." Subse
quently her laundress, having hung
"t a wa-h. thrust her hand into s
b'g of clothespins thst lay upon the
ground and clutched a clammy object
llt squirmed. Her yell brought
help, and the snake was killed with
hZ. an7" 10 lhe 1UB,tlon, -What
become, of .11 ,,B aQ(,
up hiniaru bHWr a New York cot-
''V that those of rl ivory
2 U,ULl UP '"to dice and
other small articles.
LhTh! r T1,1""" 0' U Electric
UfM Committee In Leeds. England
has been that incandescent lament
come useless after a life of 850 U. WO
hours, though the filament, have a
aominalltfeof 1.0U0 hour
iuw?1 &r "e hundred millions of
dollar, tnveued In the farms, cow.
hTu6"; bU"di"s "nd -ohlnery,
that It takes to produce $) 000.000 per
annum dairy product, in this ooun-
-In M. Merlten's new proees. for
drnishlng steel, lhe metal is placed
a bath of water at about 170' I
nd Is connected to a source of elec
tricity just strong enough Vo decora
pose the water; under these conditions
the plate becomes coated with a layer
f magnetic oxide, which Is firmly ad
hereut and wilt take a high polish.
-The size of an atom of oxygen or
nitrogen is said to have a diameter of
one-ten-mUiouth part of a centimeter;
they are supposed to be in a state of
constant motion at the rate of seventy
miles a minute, and to make them vis
ible the present highest kuown magul
fying power of tho microscope would
have to beiucreased nearly a thousnd
-Another unbreakable substitute for
glass, a French invention, consists In
immersing wire in a heated state in a
thin paste formed of soluble glass,
gelatine and glycerine, or glucose, in
proportions varying according to tho
use for which the material is designed.
When nearly dry, the sheets are dipped
in a concentrated solution of chrome
alum or bichromate of potash. Any
desired coloring matter mav be Incor
porated with thegelsMi.e, and copal or
other protective varnish applied to the
A paper on "The Origin of Bronze,"
by M. Ilerthclot, was read at a recent
meeting of the Paris Academy ol
Sciences. The author has analyzed
specimens from a statuette from Tello,
in Mesopotamia, and from the scepter
of the Egyptian king, Pepi I. sixth
dynasty-both dating back to about
41100 B. c. ami both consisting of pure
copper. From this he argues that, as
was the case in the New World, the
stone age was followed by a copper
age in the Eastern hemisphere, and
that the brouze period can not be more
than some fifty or sixty centuries old.
All colors have two kinds of harmony-
that of analogy or coutrast;and
they are importaiit factors, both as re
gards tho outward appearance of our
bodies and the inward tranquility ol
our minds. A scientific journal has
recently called attei.lion to the Influ
ence of color on the sick and insane;
experiments in Italy have shown that
mental unci physical suffering can be
relieved, if not cured, by the use ol
certain tones. At a hospital iu Alex
andria special rooms are assigned tc
insane patients. The red room has
been found of great value in cases ol
the commonest forms of dementia, such
as melancholia, accompanied by re
fusal to take food.
Some twenty years ago, Herr Falb,
an Austrian scientist, first suggested
the possibility that the moon may act
upon the great ocean of molten matter
beneath lhe earth's crust exactly as it
acts in producing the tides of the ex
ternal ocean of water. Ho now con
siders that the reality of such action is
proven, and that the earth s crust is
severely strainej, and more or less
warped and broken, at the times the
theory would indicate. It is during
the periods of greatest strain resulting
from the moon's attraction that earth
quakes appear to be most likely to oc
cur, aud that gases seem to be forced
into coal mines to such an extent as
greatly to increase the explosions.
Fog and its causes have been the
subject of much discussion. By one
writer the celebrated Loudon fog is at
tributed to the cooling of the uir by ra
diation from hillsides near the city,
which air, Hewing down, envelopes
the city. It has also been suggested
that a cool northerly wind on the west
side of a storm flows into the saturated
air on the south side and condenses
fog. In Newfoundland it is thought
that fog is produced by the flowing ol
a saturated current southward to cool
ing waters, which often have ice float
ing iu them. In none of these cases,
however, does it seem that the theories
advanced have been substantiated, and
the subject offers an interesting field
of investigation to the scientist.
Pretty Girls of New Orleans.
1 1 1 ' ttat ..low in Sow Orleans one is
V 11 a 11111 , - - -
impressed by the peculiar apeurance
of the women. One can see in New
Orleans more delicious-looking young
gii Is and more prematurely old-looking
women than in any city in the country.
The girls, up to the age of eighteen or
twenty, are lovely. Tbey have rich
complexions, bright eyes, the mingled
langourand vivacity that lender the
Southern girl so fascinating. Then,
loo, in summer time most of them
wear white dresses with lace or open
work sleeves and yoke, through which
a creamv. satiny skin glints with ag
gravating attractiveness. There Is
but one word that fully describes them
to the masculine mind. They are delicious-looking.
But they fade very
quickly, and thii accounts for the num
ber of' old-looking women of twenty
five vears or thereabout, one sees on
the streets, in the cars or in their car
riares. And when they get old-looking
they lose all their attractiveness. They
are any thine but delicious-looking -(jor.
-Kobert (Joss. wBo lire, near
Wheeling. W. Va.. has a process of
compressing bran which bethink, will
make him rich. He claim, that a
block a trifle .mAller than AO ordinary
brick will lAt a cow or horse for two
day. when soaked.
-A negro fArmer. who work, on a
farm tbn mile, from Rome, Ca.. on
the Alabama road, has always been ac
customed to having hi. .hoe. made to
order. One of hi. feet i. Larger than
Mother. It take. . K
Incloaebi. right foot snd a No. 14 to
house the ottytv
What . Girl Did Who Could N.tih.r
Am. 11. ar Nor speak.
Mam ladle, learned the finirer
Alphabet .imply to be able to talk with
her. And .he wrote and received nieuy
letter Her room had a window
fAcfng south. And .he often heAJed ber
letter. "Sunny Home." She took
plessure lu arranging her room and
read a ureal deal. Vou know that
quite a number of book, have been
printed in raised letters for the blind.
The letters must be large and are
printed on one side of the pAge only.
It take, sixteen large volume, to print
the Bible in thl. way. Most blind per
sons cultivate one finger for reading
until it Is very sensitive and can feel
the letters very rapidly, but, of course,
not .0 rapidly as we oan read with our
Miss Bridgraan became quite an
Author, too. Almost from the time
she leArned to write she begen to keep
daily journAls. Those she wrote dur
ing her first five years in Boston form
quite a large pack, and are full or tuauy
interesting thingi She recorded all
her little dally doings, and in goiug
through them from the earliest U the
latest entrle. you can see ho she
gradually used more and more words,
and began to use capitals, and wrote
more clearly. She had also written a
few poems. These have no rhyme, of
course, because that depends on the
sound. What she says In her poems is
in great part taken or imitated from
Her spare time was devoted to knit
ting, sewing, crocheting lace and units,
snd talking. 1 have a very pretty
trocheted mat which she made in oue
Though her life was generally a
peaceful and happy one, it had also Its
severe trials Several of her teachers,
to whom she was much attached, died;
ber closest tie with the world was al
ways iter constant teacher and com
panion, who was eyes, ears snd tongue
for her. Her teachers naturally learned
to sympathize with her condition more
than others could, and the loss of one
0! these dear friends was a gi-eat afflic
tion. She even had to endure the loss
of her benefactor. Dr. Howe. He bad
lived to see her grow up Into what he
bad hoped she might become when he
look her from her home in Hanover.
His death occurred In 1876, and affected
Miss Bridgmau .0 seriously that .he
wa. very ill and weak for a long time
So she lived her quiet life, so the
lays grew Into months, and the months
Into years aud so. also, quietly aud
peacefully she passed away on the .'4th
of May, im.
Laura Bridgman's days of darkness
are over. Many, many persons will
for a long time to come think of her,
and will often speak of the patience
he showed in her affliction and the
earnestness with which she labored to
make the most of her life. Joseph
Jastrow, Ph. 1)., in St. Nicholas
A QUERIES COLUMN.
It Wh a Howling naooota. Followed by A
We (or I should say I, as I am not at
this moment writing editorially) re
cently started a small paper, which
would some day, 1 hoped, be a mighty
power in National politics. On the
second day of publication It became
painfully evident that something must
be done to interest the people. The
public didn't appear to catch on with
the vim which I bad expected. I had
all the news, plenty of editorial, and a
full complement of reading matter. I
also had personal references to half the
people in the town, but lhe half who
were not mentioned got mad because I
left them out, and the half who were
mentioned felt Insulted because I did
not say more about them. After a
week of deep thought, during which
the circulation was largely confined to
the families of reporters and composi
tors, I had an Inspiration.
"A 'Queries Column' is the thing!"
I cried, and straightway I put the idea
into practice by writing a lot of ques
tions on history, literature, the tariff,
etc., and duly answering them. The
"Queries Column" took. Next day
1 found in my mail the following:
"When did the moon dry up' '
"Sharps Bargan and i:.. advertise calicoes at
three centi. Will they washi"
If A bets C that I) flukei on the royal flush,
and E loaei tint bat. on hot grounder from 1 4
mile pale with K n to note at the Kb B. b. g.
under King Kama hit, which takei th epot:"
"What It the color of the paper on Sullivan's
bed room '"
"Who Invented th. .cluiematlcui. and why?''
"How many paper will .town the md of this
"v bat l the beat arrangement of 'Whlto
Wlng.' and what key Is It In? '
"What relation It Pete Psrklnt. the n.w
potlmaateralPodunk. to I'reildent Harrison?''
"If a baby t back teeth oome befora the frost
Weth. whan It saiga of?"
"How many yean It It ilnoe the eruption of
the Yung Ling Volcano In China aald to be
alluded to In the wnllngi of OsstaaM aa 00
ilatent with the Flood?"
"What la the eaalett, quickest and cheapest
way to get a drink In a Prohibition town when
there are no drug atorea. hotel or restaurant?"
"Did Mom ever have the cblcken poi?"
"What book would you recommend to a
young man who want to be an editor r"
A brand-new plant of a defunct news
paper in a flourishing town i. for sale
cheap. Good reasons for (ellln-. -N
All plant, and trees consume water
In large quantitiea Sir John Laws
discovered that an sere of barley will
take up 10y4tonsof water in two days.
Trees and plants are composed more
largely of water than any other sub
stance. The branch of a tree will lose
nine-tenth, of IU weight by drying.
Since cloudbursts bnve become
popular we bear little or nothing of
-yclones. They're unfashionable, and
au refrain from appearing in good
society. Trov Pre...
A negrotxy .aw a man banged at
Bain bridge, Ga., the other day And
wa. much impressed by the happiness
of the murderer on the gallows, who
declared he was going straight to
glory. The boy thought It was a fine
thing, so he erected a privAte gallows
And took the same road to glory.
A bomeleM dog in Stamford.
Conn, has a habit of following baby
carriages about town, as if to protect
the innocent little occupants. The
brute is of a yellowish brown color,
part shepherd, of medium size, and
will not let man or boy touch him. All
beseems togsqtis Atabjr to zuAcd.
UNQENT PAhauR. ....
'None but the brave deserve the
fair," and none but the brave can
live with some of them.
The office that is seeking the man
can't find him, owing to the scrambling
crowd of olllce-seekers. St. Paul
'1 hear your son Is a flithterf
"No; he's a pugilist." "O, I'm 0
glad! Fighting Is so ungentlemauly.''
"It Is a great deal easier to write
A vivid love letter of sixteen pages than
it is lo hear it read two years after
wards lo court Sommervllle Journal.
They have flannel bathing-suits at
the sea-side resorts that do not shrink.
They are aaliauked to, probably.
"Are you fond of fiction?" asked
Alpha. "O, yes," responded Omcun;
"the first thing 1 road when 1 get the
dAily paper is the weather pi odictiou."
Blobblus "So you are still almche
lor, Maulstick?" Muulstick -; 1
shall never marry. 1 am wedded to
my art." Blobblus - "Quite ho. Mar
riage is a failure, that's a fact." (d ip.
Mr. Hohbs "Isoe tlmta Newport,
(Pa.) farmer has a hairless eulf on ex
hibition. What a remurkalilo freak
that Is." Mrs. Hobbs "Kcmarkable?
Why, you're bald-headed yourself,
John." Minneapolis Tribuue.
Funny man "A penny for your
thoughts." Fair maiden "They are
not worth it." Funny man "What
Are you thinking of '"' Fair inahlcn -"Your
last column of jokes." Boston
Visitor "80 your sister Is off on
A visit, Willie? 1 suppose you feel
very lonesome without her?" Five-year-old
Willie, (dubiously) "Yoes,
I feel lonesome, but -I'm A good deal
more comfortable." Chicago Journal.
Doctor "What your husband 1
ntu!i fmuliim iu u ..liiimr. ,r aaasli "
Mrs. I)e Temper "Do you think be
should go off for his health?" 'Well,
it doesn't matter which goes you or
he." Philadelpaia Keeord.
Miss Pyrte "What makes you
such a confirmed woman-hater, Mr.
Olebach?" Mr. Olebach -"Well, when
I was a young man a woman made a
fool of me" Miss Pyrte "Anil vou
never gut over it. ?" Terre Haulc 1. 1
The Average literary person Is a
tedious nuisance. He in variably has a
grievance, aud he is constantly seeking
to air it. He is a self-confessed failure,
and he insists upon advertising the
fact. Chicago News.
Hardchook -"I had a queer exiier
ience down-stairs. Hardhead. A nu
ment after I alighted from the cut" my
old CAbman fell over dead." llanlhcad
"Ah! PaUI your bill without wrang
ling, 1 suppose." -Philadelphia RtV
"My dear," remarked Mrs. Caudle
severely, to ber heller half, "we have
lived together now for more than forty
years, and I notice that your manners
grow worse instead of better. What's
the reason?" Mr. Candle, aTMekly
"1 can't say, unless it is because ex
Ample is contagious."
Mr. Dumpeey "Don't shirk your
Greek, Johnny. A Kansas Olergynutti
has discovered that it will lie tic Inn
gurge spoken In Heaven." Johnny
Dumpsey (sighing) " Then I'm 11(1 aid,
pa. you aud I haven't any use for it."
Burlington Free Press.
Addlepate "Aw! Vou huve in
sulted me, sir. Aw! my fwieiid will
call upon you Your card, sir, please.
Aw!" Bohemian -"(live you my can'. '.'
I should say not. You would slick It
Into your looking glass to delude your
landlady into thinking you were ac
quainted with a gentleman." BpQOb,
Bduoatlnn I Universal Among 1 tieui ami
Crime I'racllrally DakMISSh
To the average reader Iceland is as
little known as tho interior of Africa.
Yet Iceland is a famous country; fa
mous for the achievements of its he
roes, for the poetry and press it bus
given to the world, and, above all, for
the education which pervades all
The love of learning Is almost a
mania In Iceland, and it is the rurcst
thing in the world to meet a nutlve
who can nut read and write.
Another ndmirable trait is the ru
markable honesty which prevails In
Iceland. Crime la almost unknown;
the people never lock their doors, and
but two casus of thieving are known lo
have taken place in many years.
One was an Icelander, who had
broken his arm, and whose family in
winter were suffering for food. He
stole several sheep and was linnlly de
tected. He was at once put under
medical care for his Injury, provislonr
were furnished for his family, and in
time he was given work. This was his
The other case was a German who
.tore seventeen sheep. He wa. in
comfortable clrcum.tances, and the
theft was malicious. Ills puninhinent
was to sell alt his property, restore the
value of his theft, and leave the coun
try or be executed. He left at once,
well knowing the result If he lingered.
Their Relative Sizes.
Committeeman (ordering badges for
the graduating class of Columbia Col
lege) The design is to include a grad
uate In uniform and a representation
sf the world in relief.
Jeweler How large would you like
Committeeman O, make the gradu
ate about two inches high and the
world about half an inch lo diatnuter.
Hunters say that both the Sacra
mento and the (luadalupe mountains
are fuller of large game, such as elk
and bear, than ever before In the his
tory Of the West, and from the latter
range, which lies partly in New Mexi
co and party In El Paso County. Tex.,
there are well authenticated account
of a herd of buffalo roaming through
Its hidden and almost inacceasible
fAstneaee. ThAt Miction 1. a veritable
Incognito, And will remain so until the
railroad from Kl Paso to Whits (halts
" x thr alopr of a hill In the edge of a wooS
oliHimed in d nfcMt-d a sisterhood
Of pale Mated BkaaataSM that sobod knew,
Ha una-11 . Wind and the ynn and ti.a Hew.
Tbe Win. 1 idea hack lhe curtain "I dawn.
And the hsla looked out when th. Wiml wa
And ihr ttuwer with the tears of the IV war
Wbni th Wind was blown, and the Sun WAS et
The V In 1 brought a wild bee out or the west,
To ilrea.n for au hour on a lllossoin' tin a-t,
Aud lhe pkSS left a lluiurdy hovering there
W Ith wide w lis'- poised on the golden air.
And the laew b,uugkt a Firefly to whirl and
IB hi oan uewlMertnn radiance.
Hound tin -lender green pillars that rocked a
And ah.. ok aj the tremulous globe of the He;
The creature ofairgae the secret to me
1 (ol Ion iM las hum of the Meaty -winged llee,
I followed tlie llutterrly aaierlnii flight,
I followed the Firefly bewildering light.
I found the pale Illocins. that nob.nly kasWI
They truticd the Sun. and the Wiud. aud th
Tbe Hew and the Wind trusted Firefly uud llee.
1 give you the secret thi'yave unto me.
Helen Thau r Hut. he-on In St. Nicholas
THE DUKE'S WATERLOO.
Ita Met an Autograph Hunter and Wa
1 id- rasn.slah.ss1
On one occasion the Ihikoof Welling,
ton received a letter in the following
terms. I correct the spelling: "Mr.
Tomkins ventured to address the Duke
of Wellington. Mr. Tomkins' mother
Is a washerwoman: Mr. Toinkius re
grets to say that, havinir washed for
the Maripiis of Douro for many years,
his mother has boon unable to obtain
pat ment for the last three years. Mrs.
Tomkins is very prxir; and can not
afford to lose tbe money. She hopes
the Duke will kindly pay it. Mrs.
Tomkins' address is ." After care
fully reading aud considering tho letter,
the Duke sent tho following reply:
"Field Marshal the Duke of Welling
ton bus received a letter from Mr.
Tomkins, stating that the Manniis of
Douro Is In dent to bis mother, Mrs
Tomkins. Tbe Duke of Wellington is
not tbe Marquis of Douro. The Duke
regrets to Hint that Ms eldest son lin
net paid bis washer'mian's bill. Mrs.
Tomkins has no claim upon the Duke
of Wellington. The Duke recommends
her, failing another application, to
place the mutter in the bands of a re
spectable solicitor." Some six weeks
litter the Duke had a dinner part) at
Apslev House. Oue of the guests asked
tbe Duke if be was not tormented by
applications for his autograph. The
Duke replied: "O, yes; constantly."
The friend then said: "A few days
ago I wits examining a most interest
ing collection, with you r(! race's 1 11 the
place of honor In the book." "W hat
was that?" said the Duke. "Well, the
collector's plan is lo write to every
person of eminence aud lo accuse his
eldest son of bilking his washerwoman.
He pastes his own Idler and tbe reply
face to face." I should like to have
seen the Duke's face when be beard
the llrsl Prussian cannon at Waterloo;
I should also like lo have seen It on
this occasion. Pall Mall (iaetle.
She Lived to Spite Him.
A certain maiden lady was twice In
her life engaged to bo married, aud
each time some unfurseeu event inter
posed lo destroy her hopes of niatritno
niiil bliss. Hers was a sad case. Time
began to wrinkle ber (air brow , and no
new suitors appeared. To add lo her
distress she licciinni sick nigh unto
death. Tho assistant elergyiuau of the
parish a bashful youth was sent for.
The sick room was well tilled with sym
pathizing neighbors when the young
divine made bis appearance and, after
some remarks, proceeded to ivad u por
tion of the S riptures. He fell upon
the chapter in which the woman ol
.Samaria is introduced. When he read
tho words. "Co, call thy husband," the
sick woman groaned a little, but when
ho uttered tbe words, "The woman an
swered and said 'I huve no hii.- bund. ' "
tho old lady rose upright iu her bed,
And with Hashing eyes squeaked out,
"I'm no' gtitin to stautt sic Impldcnce
frae onybody, preacher or no. I win
neryer noasbamed o' yorsel', yo rascal.
I've hail two chances for a man, an' I'll
ieeve to sec anither sec if I don't."
And she did. -Liverpool Courier.
This leather Is made by a patent
process. 'lhe skins are depilated,
clcunsi'il mill stretched over frames,
and the following mixture is rubbed
Into them: I. lino part of glycerine at
twenty-six degrees, two parts of sali
cylic acid, two purls of picric acid, aud
tweiity-llve parts of boraclc acid, lie
fore the skins are perfectly dry. they
are Introduced into a chamber shel
tered from tbe light of tbe sun, and
they are made to absorb a solution ol
bichromate of potash', aud after they
are thoroughly dried, Ihey are then
covered with an alcoholic solutlou ol
shellac, aud transparent leather ii
formed. It is very tough, and make,
excellent straps. -Shoe and leather
Bishops with Large Incomes.
Somobod v has remarked tbat a Hlshop
Is the most enviable of all human
beings, seeing that he has every thing
tbe soul can desire In Ibis world, and
ought to be secure for the uexL but
n the whole, au Austrian Archbishop
Is probnbly more to be envied than any
English llisbop. The Cardinal Arch
Dishop of Vienna has only 11 bout t),0utl
s year, It Is true, but the Cardinal
Archbishop of Olmut has iMo.01". tbe
Cardinal Archbishop of I'rugue has
116.110. and the Archbishop of Krlan
Iias ilbO.im Luckier than all is tbe
happy Primute of Hungary, the Cardi
nal Archbishop of Crau, who has JT.H0,
000 a year. Why are so mai.y Austrlans
10 foolish as to Is- born villa-re priests
ffMk HO a tear? -Pall Mall (iazetle.
-a, ino iesim; "vxperlment Is re
ported from one of the eipslc hos
pitals. Piece of -kin from the bodies
of several white persons were some
time since grafted upon a negro under
treatment. These transplanted frag
ment, gradually became darker and
darker, Anally assuming the same
color aa the rest of the patient's skin.
This circumstance induced the further
experiment of grafting black skin on
a white body. After a few weeks the
transplanted piece began to whiten,
and It became Impossible to mark any
difference of color between it and the
rest of tbejbdjr.
EDUCATION OK vVOMtN.
It Means a lllithrr tpprai I ill.iu ol I. If. It.
Hlcaalug and lel lass.
The higher educaliou of women,
once flow ned upon a a Wasiu of in
StrUCti VS effort, has beooUi so well es
tablished as an institution that few
whose opinions are valuable cun be
found to question its desirability. The
iiio-- on , 1 cil objection thai hit.' her edu
cation would take from women tunny
of her simpler and mure ingenuous
churms has lieeu shown appropriately
to le moss-covered. The right kind of
women, like a flower garden, is the
more attractive the higher her stale of
cultivation; and when one is found iu
whom bloaoa the beenttfwl flower. ol
Bodeety, truth, natural strength of
nbersjoter, ami love ol the noble duties
of lile, it takes nothing from her origi
nal beauties to set the blossoms of art
In all wnlas in life Intelligence has
taken and is taking the work of subju
gation out of tbe bands of mote force.
Knowledge isthe chief aidof all innnip
ulalion and effort. Ignorance assisted
only by force la Ineffectual nowadays.
The man whoso physical strength half
I OeatUF ago enabled him to pull a
stump up by the roots would have no
Opportunity lit nentst to-day with
he mechanical stump-puller. The ma
chine has no brains, but it nevertheless
represents brains. The farmer who to
lay studied the nature of bis soil, rota
ion of crops, fertilization, and kindred
ubjoots can make more out of au acre
and go better di essed than tbe tiller
who plants and sows and reaps on a
lo.eu acres by moon-funcles, or super
stitiously docs his work with reference
lo the song of the tree toad and the di
rection in w hich tbe grasshopper leaps.
And if education knot, ledge of the
icii iieesand things in Nature that once
vere generally occult is a good thing
or man and makes his work easier in
a thousand Acids, It is just as surely a
good thing for women.
A true woman the woman in whom
lie sweet springs of domestic Instinct
Md homely affei tion are well grounded
never will be any thing but a true
woman, no mutter how her mind may
bo broadened or her brain cells devel
oped by study. With her It will always
I'c a Mining process, a making brighter
ami more attractive of metal originally
valuable. The woman of ibis kind who
is graduated from a college and outers
' I1' sphei e ol life w bicli w 11111:111 has al
ways ornamented cun take her knowl
edge of chemistry to tbe kitchen; can
modify ber apprehension of the science
of government and apply It to the
home, ami can use the arts she has ac
s)Ulred for the adornment of herhabiin-
The higher education of women
means a higher degree of surroundings,
a higher degree of huppiness, aud a
higher appreciation of life and its man
ifold blessings ami duties. As woman
rises in the scale of being she lifts those
OOUneOted with her. Higher education
must be hers as well as man's, which
will help her to live up to the high
ideal she may have for herself as a
woman, a wife, and a mother, and
Alien she holds the little ones in her
tnni that higher education will de
scend to their brow and be stumped
thereon with lhe first kiss.
as dew drops In h minnier leaf
As nunliowi fsf -hnwrr-.
etn there nre souls with whom we meat
A sunlight to the flower.
Ri i'Ii souls give u this earth Ufa
A furetuale of that higher
Tin1 line, lhe Ueauilfol, the gisKl
To which our soul aspire.
-Albany iN. V.i Journal.
Ilnw Itiine Ash I Converted Into s Valu
able Article ol t'timmeres.
The soui of the phosphorus of com
merce is lhe phosphate of lime In bones.
Its manufacture is only conducted on a
large scale, after the following plan:
Hone ash In powder, twelve parts, and
water twOfliyfOUr parts, are allrnsl to
o'thcr iu a large tub till the mixture
1- perfectly smooth, then oil of vitriol,
eight parts, is added in a .lender
stream, the whole being stirred steadily
during tbe entire time. It is then left
10 stand, and the next day Is thinned
with cold water, slowly heated In a
leaden boiler until It hits ipille lost Its
gruuiilar character; thou being put In
H nSS If, it Is further diluted with water,
mil af or standing for some time the
leaf liipild is decanted off. the sedi
ment washed with water, aud the
washings and the decanted both evap
irntcd hi a leaden or copper boiler
intll the white, calcareous deposit be
come visible and 1 unite thick; the
whole Is then allowed to cool, the clear
part again de anted off. and the sedi
ment thoroughly drained on a filter;
the Ibptid thus obtaiuud Is evaporated
111 an iron pot to I he consistence uf a
thick sirup, aud to this dry charcoal
lu tbe proportion of oue part of char
coal to four of the sirup Is added, and
thoroughly desslcatod until the bottom
of the pot has neai ly reached tbe point
of redness, then 1. covered over and
allowed to cool. When the dry mix
ture Is cold It Is dried In an earthen
retort and heat Is applied, aud after a
a. mil time a copier tule- is screwed uu
the buck of the retort. Its other end
being dipped beneath the surface of
lukewarm water in an adjoining ves
el, and the separated phosphorus It
thus distilled off. This distilled prod
m l is pressed (under water) through
obaaotf lent her. to clean it of every
nil of sediment, and is then prepared
for sale. b sucking it up, while still
under water. Into straight glass tubes,
which have been previously warmed
mid netted The bottom of tbe tube 1
then closed with tbe linger, It la with
drawn aud put into cold water, where
it congeals and falls out of tic molding
tube. It must he kept under wuler foi
safety until put to use. as It soon Itf
II 1 po- ire lo the air. Cbiuaaft'
1 lie oilier day'au Italian was ar
rested in New York. He wore a sign
spimnling to the public for help on the
ground tbat be had sustained some in
jury which incapacitated him for
work. On the way to the station
house he offered the officer $10 to let
him go In court he was represented
by a lawyer to whom he paid 60 from
the cash in his pocket. As soon as he
was sentenced he handed over a bulky
roll of bills for safe keeping to two
burly padrone, who were In attend
ance, and who have since made strong
effort, lo'et him ry,caje4.
CHOOfi NO A CALLING.
Ths Vlual Maiuriili.ua 1-aithly iieitlsa
Thai I.S.I He I or. a Hof. 1
Twci,', wars ago I bourns Scott, of
Pen ns) 'vanla, oue of tbe ahrewdest of
rail wit- men, spent a few days In a
country village An active,' bright
faced boy In the house where ho board
ed attracted his notice. He asked
the achool-iunster what was the ca
pacity of tbe lad.
"He it dull," was tbe reply. "Thick
headed and Incapable, though willing
enough to learn. Hit father wishes to
make a chemist of h in, but he can not
master the llrsl principles of the
Mr. Scott, watching the lad. olswrved
that lu the affair of daily life Ills judg
ment wns clear and just, and his ob
servation keen. He allowed, too, a
singular faculty, for managing his
school follows. The boy's parents were
induced to take him from school, and
Mr. Scott gave him work inthejard
of a ml. way.
"Now," be said, "you have no longer
to dual wilh liooks, but with things und
men. Make your own way. 1 behove
you can do IL"
It was the llrst time the boy hnd boon
told that he was not wholly a dolt Ho
proved to be energetic. Intelligent and
eutbtisiastlc in his work. The-e was a
curtain llrmness and cordiality In his
tuunner which gave him control over
his associates. Ho was soon sunt out
upon the road in charge of a gang of
men. A few years later, when Mr.
Scott cam. that way again, the young
nt'in was superintendent of a division.
He afterward rose sioadlly to tho front
rank in bis profession.
A boy Is too apt to be influenced in
tho choice of his life-work by tome no
cldent or potty motive. His father
and grandfather have been successful
physicians, or manufacturers, or butch
ers, and it teems natural and right for
him to follow in their footsteps Or
his Intimate friend at college It going
to study law, and he mutt do the same
Sometimes a pious father and mother
cherish a fond hope that tho boy will
devoto his life to preaching tbe gospel,
and, rather than disappoint them, he
does lu with no Illness or real zeul for
In each case the lad's life is a failure
for the want of a little deliberation and
a careful examination of bis natural
Among the readers of lhe Compan
ion thorn are lens of thousands of boys
who must soon make choice of their
profession or trade, one of the most mo
mentous earthly ijuustlons which will
lie set before thorn.
Don't bo iu a hurry, boys Do uot
lot an ace dent duclde for you. Do not
choose an occuputiou because it is more
"genteel" than others. It Is tho miui
who gives character aud dignity to bis
occupation, us lo his clothes.
Do not think, because you are rated
dull at school, that Hi nee Is no honor
able place for you iu the world. There
are talents aud powers which do not
deal with Isioks. Cod sends no man
Into the world without providing an oc
cflpntlou for him In which he may earn
respecL You have yours.
Hut Inkii care that the work It that
for which the tool Is fitted. The mere
fact that the work seems pleasant aud
attractive to you does not prove that It
Is fitted to your fucu.tlos. You may be
ambitious, but you can not climb a lad
der without feel and hands
lAiarn tbe strength of your feet and
hands, und tho right ladder, and then
trust only In Cod and to yourself to
make your way up It Youth's Com
Literary I'rmliieiluu Thst Original!! In
Dramatic puiy are among the oldest
Ulerary productions Holh tragedy
aud comedy originated with theCruok.
The first comedy was performed at
Athens, on a movable scaffold, bii'i
H. C. , and tho first tragedy, lu the
sumo city, on a wagon, Allti It C. The
drama was llrsl Introduced into Home
in the form of garnet called KcenirL
These were Instituted to appease the
deities who wore popularly supposed
to be showing Ihelr dltpleoaure by a
violent plague which was then raging.
The modern drama arose in the er
forinnncos of minstrels and buffoons
al fairs. Then came representations of
ttorles from the llible by the priests,
which have culminated In the miracle
plays. It Is said that one of the curly
fathers constructed a drama lu the
year .'Pit A. IX, on the Passion of
Christ, to counteract the profanity of
the heathen stage FlUstephen. lu hi.
Life of Thomas a Becket, says: "Lon
don had for It. theatrical exhibitions
holy play., and the representation, of
mirac es wrought by holy confessors,"
The first regular drama in Kurupe was
the Sophonisua of In at Kome,
1516. The English drama was per
fected In tho reign of Elizabeth. Tbe
Prince of Parthla, written by Thomas
(Jodfroy. of Philadelphia, In 1769, was
the llrst of American plays Mnoe
that time many hundred plays hnve
been published. At the close of the
last century ti.000 plays had been pub
lished In England, and the copyright
records at Washington show that
America keeps well up with England
in this respect. Theoretically, tbe ob
ject of tho drama is to leach morals,
but practically, In the great majority
of cases tho prnctice Is .olely to amuse.
Christian at Work.
The latest development of the auto
matic machine Is a Doctor Cureall, in
Holland. It is a wooden flgure of a
man, with compartment, all over it,
labeled wilh the name, of various ail
ments. If you have a pain find its cor
responding locution on the figure, drop
a coin Into the slot and the proper pill
or powder will come out.
ftbaton at one time in Its history
had a large assortment of alleys and
Ianea. rbx: While Bread alley. Tan
ner', alley. Battery alley, (ia lop's al
ley. Paddy's alley. Llnck alley, Purse'e
alley. Cooper's alley, Scottow's alley.
Sheafe'. lane. Blind lane. Round lane.
Frog lane. Hillier'. lane, Rawson's
lane. Crab lane. Pudding lane. Wing's
lane Shumpton's lane. Long lane,
Oreen lane. Bishop's lane. Cow lane.
Cold lane. Belcher's lane, Wood lane.
Beer lane. Pruptor's lane, Fllc'a lane.
Lot lane, Bjuy-ack lane.