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EUGENE CITY GUARD,
EUGENE CITY. OREGON.
The Ortglu of tli CbrUluist Trea,
What la tlio origin of the Christ
mas tree! This question bos been
much dobated. It has been identi
fied with tlio cross of Christian tra
' dition and with the Yulo log of
Egon antiquity. M. doGubernatis
s contended that it is a reminis
cence of solar mythology, and other
avanta have elaborately devoloped
othor theories more or less fantastic.
Among the most probable, however,
is the suggestion of Pulus CohscI that
it is a Jewish emblem in disguise.
Dr. Cossel points out, in tlie first
place, that Hunucah and Christmas
occur very closely together in the
calendar. lie then reminds us that
both are feasts of lights, and that
the monorah or candlestick used by
the Jews on Uanucah is frequent
ly carved with representations of
loaves, flowers and fruits, which
give it a distant resemblance to a
The transition of tho early Chris
tians from their old faith to the new
was a slow procenH, and they doubt
less carried many Jowinh. ceremonies
and symbols with them. That the
Uanucah menorah figured in this
baggage is most likely, and it is not
difficult to see how it could become
transmitted into the gayly capari
soned and illuminated tree which is
the pivot of all Christmas festivitios.
Australian Tea Drinking.
In tho interior of Australia all the
men drink tea. They drink it all
day long and in quantities and at a
strength that would seem to be poi
sonous. On Sunday morning the
teamaker starts with a clean pot and
a clean record. The pot is hung over
the fire with a sufficiency of water in
it for the day's brew, and when this
has boiled he pours into it enough of
the fragrant herb to produce a deep,
coffoe colored liquid.
On Monday, without removing yes
terday's tea loaves, he repeats the
process. On Tuesday da capo and
on Wednesday da capo, and so on
through the week. Toward tho close
of it the great pot is filled with an
acrid mash of tea leaves, out of which
the liquid is squeezed by the pressure
of a tin cup. Dy this time the tea is
of the color of rusty iron, incredibly
bitter and disagreeable to the unedu
cated palate. Tho native culls it "real
good old post and rails" (the simile
being obviously drawn from a stiff
and dungorous jump), and regards it
as having lieen brought to the very
pitch of perfection. New Orleans
loet and Dog.
Poets have always loved dogs. In
this poets and boys resemble each
othor. Walter Savage Landor was
devoted to his dog Uiullo, and By
ron's epitaph upon his dog Boat
swain wo (ill remember:
To mark a friend's remains, these atone arias;
I never bad but one, and (bare be lie.
Cowpor was very fond of his dog,
and we know how Charles Lamb,
who was a prose poet, loved his
Dash, and how Mrs. Browning ap
preciated tho little Flush to whom
she indited a poem. Tho Earl of
Shaftesbury kept his noblo collie in
his library with him at all times, and
Samuel Kogers always walked out
with his dog. Scott declined an in
vitation to dinner when his dog died,
saying that ho could not accept on
account of tho "loss of an old friend."
Harper's Young Peoplo.
Sandwich That Are Toothsome.
What are known as "Pinard's
sandwichos" are much used at high
teas and afternoon receptions. They
are made from narrow rolls that are
about four or five inches long and
quite thick, and known to tho baker
as finger rolls. Cut tlio rolls and
scrape out a good part of the crumb
without breaking tho outside. Butter
the shells and fill them with various
mixtures of moat chopped fine and
seasoned to taste. Chicken, tongue,
ham, and sardine sandwiches may be
mode, or they may all bo of a kind
Tie the halves of tho rolls together
through tlio middle with narrow rib
bons of different shades. Now York
Being Restored to Cast.
A fyzabad Hindoo has been re
stored to his caste by the following
process of "purification: He lost
caste eating cooked food in a railway
carriage, in which persons of another
caste wore traveling. He hod to pay
his own weight first in rice, tho value
reaching 180 ruiM, and Uien in
wheat After being twice weighed
in this way he was mado to sit on a
square stono, wlulo his body was
covered with manure, the face only
excepted; he was then taken up by
two men and thrown into tho river,
and after a bath was received by the
Brohmans, fully restored to caste fel
lowship. New York Sun.
A Sufficient Season.
Uncle John Well, my little door,
I suppose you bought lots and lots of
pretty things with that money I gave
Wee Niece (just from shopping)
Why, no, Uncle John, ouly one. It
took every bit of it to buy my doll an
"Well, I declare I Why did you
buy your doll an opera glass I"
'"Cause she hodnt any." Good
Naphtha Cleanse Glove.
Undressed kid gloves may be
cleansed by washing them in naph
tha. Wash on the hands and hong
them out In the air to dry. New
Weighty, Though Veaag.
At family reunion In Misaouri tbert
were present two children weighing', re
spectively, 107 pound and 03 pounds. The
heavier of the pair waa Are years old, while
theotherhad seen but two and bait yean
of life. Both should grow up to b men of
Two Women and Telegram.
One was perhaps 25, the other a
Sttle younger. They wero pretty and
ere stylishly dressed. A carriage
rtood tl llw Fourteenth street en
irance of Willurdi hotel awaiting
their pleasure. It could not be sup
posed thut they were in very distress
ful financial strait.
They tut at a table in the reception
room of Willard's, devising, concoct
ing and instituting a telegraphic met
tape to tend to tome friend. The
elder one did the writing and scratch
ing and rewriting, which used up six
Dr seven Western Union blanks. The
younger one leaned closely over the
Icrircner and furnished suggestions
it Just the right time to make the
scrivener tear up blanks.
"We will be there to-morrow."
That is what they wanted to say.
Hiut was what they did say in the
yery first writing.
"But," said the younger, "if we say
we are coining home, we shall both
have to sign it."
"Carrie and I will be there to-morrow."
That was the result of much mental
effort spent in composing and much
physical exertiou spent in erasing.
"I guest that will do," said the
younger, and the two seemed to
breathe with thut freedom which tells
of great responsibilities unshouldcred.
Hold on." said the otlier, at Hie
"What?" asked the other.
" 'Carrie and I will be there to-mor
row.' Une, two, tliree, four, live, six,
seven only seven words."
"Why, we have to pay as much for
seven words as we do for tun."
Here was more difficulty. It would
never do to pay for teu words, and
tend ouly seven. That would be a
reckless and a wicked waste. They
proposed muny ways to lengthen it,
out each time they talked off a uow
message on their lingers they found
they had either too few or too many
"Pshaw I" said the younger one,
"why didn't I think of it before? I
"Have you? Have you?"
"Why, of coure. Leave it just as
it is, and add 'Yours, very truly.'"
If the young ludy had had an in
spiration she could not have looked
prouder of it: and as for tlie older
one, she simply looked on the sweet
luce before her as mat or a wonderful
"Carrie and I will be there to-morrow.
Yours, very truly," was the
message thut went through some
operator's hands yesterday afternoon.
11 U9lllllllU VI lliU.
Origin of the Mathematical Signs.
The sign of addition is derived from
the initiul letter of the word "plus."
In muking the cupitul letter it was
made more and more carelessly until
the top part of the p wus placed near
tlio center, hence the plus sign was
Tho sign of subtraction wns derived
from tlie word "minus." The word
was first contracted to m n s, with
horizontal line above to indicate the
contraction, then at lust tho letter
were omitted altogether, leaving the
sliorl line .
Tho multiplication sign was obtain
ed by chancing the plus sign into the
liittnsa V 'I'liiu it'no ilfina Liiinnca mtil.
ivvk.i a ma i ua uwuu tvv,uuov iiiui
liplicaliou it but a shorter form of ad
Division was formerly indicated by
placing the dividend above the lion
lontal lino and the divisor below. In
order to tuve space in printing the
dividend was placed to the left and
the divisor to the right, with n simple
dot in place of each, the radical sign
was derived from the initial letter of
the word "radix
Tho sign of equality was first used
in 1557 by a sharp mathematician, who
substituted it toavoid repeating "equal
to. rew xork (Commercial Adver
II Impeded the Hat.
When Chicago's Apollo comman
dory of Knights lempliir went on a
trip to Europe, Judge Bind well was
an Honored member of tlio party,
Now wherever Judge Bradwell goes
ho is bound to inspect everything that
is to be scon, in London tlie lord
mayor gave a dinner to the comman
dery, with all tho pomp and ceremony
of such an affair. Judge Bradwell
had a front tout, and, mayhap, a tab.
on this red Idler occasion. The lord
mayor't herald, who officiated at the
bunquot, wore a wig, upon the top of
wuicu was percucd a small three cor
nered cocked hut, boy's sizo, and the re
port fled around the table thut this hat
was 2(H) years old. It certainly looked
it. When the report reached Judge
Bradwell he thought he must see the
hat, so he asked tho herald to hand it
over, ihat dignitary straightened
himself up and addressed tlio lord
mayor as follows: "Mo lord, tho gen
tleman from Chicago wishes to see the
'at" The lord mayor solemnly arose.
and with a grand wave of his hand,
said: '"Euiay." Then the judge care
fully inspected tho 200-year-old head
piece, or " 'at" Chicago Uorald.
A Tiger Story.
An English officer climbed alonir
the trunk of a tree which slanted over
a pond, and from tho end of it fired at
tiger. He wounded tho bcust severe
ly, but not to as to prevent it from
climbing into the tree, and walking
toward tho hunter. To escape he
jumped into the pond; tho tiger
jumped in after him, pulled him to
the shore, laid down on him and be
gan munching at the arm which the
man had put up to protect his face.
Presently the pain of tho wound and
the loss of blood caused the tiger to
leave the sportsman, and retire a little
way into tlio jungle. The hunter had
presence of mind to roll gently back
uito the water, where ho was rescued
by some men who happened that way.
Her First Query.
"My doar ." said Mr. Cubbnce to
bis wife, who was dangerously ill '
"Mrs. Kickshaw is down stairs and
wants to see you."
"W bat has she got on I asked the
dying woman feebly. New York
A Telee Like Crowd ef Hoy.
The laughing jackass, when warn
ing his feathered mates that day
break is at hand, utters a cry re
sembling a troop of boys shouting,
whooping and laughing in a wild
chorus. Brooklyn Eagle.
The Dost material for hardening
and tempering malleable iron and
steel goods is said to be leather via
I den, made by burning waste leather.
OHIO'S COLORED SENATOR.
A Megro Who II u Ilonorsbly Won III
Way to the Front.
Ron. John P. Grtwn, of Cleveland. I th
Brit colored man ever elected to the upper
bout of tbt legislature In northern Mate.
BON. JOHN r. ORE Kit.
fie was chosen state senator lout November
by a majority of 2.0U0. Few men in puhllo
life have bod a more Interesting career,
lie was born In New Heme. N. C. April
2,1845. Ill father wo born slave, but
purchased bis freedom before man-lane,
and hi mother wo s freeborn quadroon.
When Mr. Green waa three years old
bis father died, and bis mother waa left
with three small children to support by
ber needle. Seven year later she moved
north, settling In Cleveland, where with
only eighteen months' schooling John whs
thrown on his own resource at the age of
thirteen. lie did chorea of all kinds, cur
ried bones, sawed wood, waited In rextau
rant and worked a store porter until out
of hi earnings be bod saved enough to buy
comfortable borne in a central part of
tbe city, where his mother, uow seventy
eight years of age, still live.
Then at the age of twenty-two be re
solved to secure an education. By pub
Uhlng a little book of essays he raised
enough money for clothes and books and
began working hi way through the
Cleveland Central high school, lie was
graduated in lea than three year at the
head of n class of twenty-three. In 1870
be was admitted to tbe bur. From 1ST) to
1883 be was Juatice of the peace and earned
tbe reputation of being one of tbe moat able
In the city. In 1881 be was elected to the
lower house of tbe legislature by 8,0ml
majority, nnd was returned in 1889. Ill
record was so clean and able as represents
tive that be wus nominated for tbe higher
office of senator last Septemlier by a con
vention, in which there were but nine col
ored delegate out of 000, and was elected
by tbe full vote of bis party.
Mr. Green enjoy a lucrative law prac
tice. Less than 10 per cent, of hi client
belong to his own race, lie keep up bis
studied, read Cicero and Virgil In tbe
original with ease, and I one of the most
respected and beat educated mem lien of
the delegation from Cuyahoga county.
A Post far Lard Lome.
The Marquis of !orne, eldest son of the
Duke of Argyle Macallum More and
husband of Queen Victoria' daughter,
Princess liOuise, ha been made governor
of Windsor castle, a post anxiously sought
for by both tbe Duke of Teck and I'rince
Henry of Hutteiibcrg. The duties are nil,
the salary $T,U00. It Is well known In Kng
land that for some reason Lord lorne I
not popular with the generality of hi
wife' family, though the queen I fond ot
him. It lias become the fashion to jeer at
Lord librae in Kngland a a weak and in
Had he not been brought to a certain ex
tent within the fierce light that beat UKn
a throne, it is likely thut Lord Lome would
have enjoyed the popularity which usually
cornea to a correct living, right thinking
and amiable nobleman in Kngland. It la
true that lie has not those qualities likely
to set a river all re, but be is far better than
the average man or nobleman. Hi royal
brothers-in-law were so opposed to hi ap
pearing in a conspicuous position in the
procession from St. James' palace to West
minster when the queen celebrated her jil
bilee that they mounted him ou a bucking
horse that succeeded In unseating liorne
before the procession had passed the palace
gates. They have suublied him on every
possible occasion, and other people taking
the pattern from royalty have done the
tame thing so far as they could. And yet
Lord Lome is a better and an abler man
than auy of his wife' brothers.
A Curious Old Woman.
It Is not often that an Indian, male or
female, I an ardent advocate of temper
ance, but "Aunt" Margaret Uoyd, an old
aborigine, known as the "Ottawa I'rlu
cess," whodied recently In Harlwr Springs,
Mich., never tired of expatiating on the
ruin which she said whisky had wrought
among ber people. Queen Margaret wo
m legitimately oue of the "sight" of
northern Michigan a the arch rock on
Mackinac Island or .Marquette's grove at
QTEKH OF TIIK OTTAWAS,
St. Ignoce. She was also a remarkahli
character In some respects, and when
warmed up on the subject of temperance
her vehemence waa transformed into elo
A recent party of visitors to Queen Mar
goret's wigwam found a boy tied by a rope
to one lea of the large stove, which sen-eel
(like for cooking and beating purpose.
t lien asked lor an explanation, the old
woman launched Into a philippic agalust
barroom In general and the men who
would teach her adopted grandson to driuk
and smoke la particular. Margaret made
her living by selling basket and bead work
at large price tocuriodty seeking visitor.
Her wigwam wo veritable museum of
Indian relics and specimens of ber owa
Bow Ho Saved Money.
"Cant I take your name for this new ency
clopedic dictionary r asked the book agent
"It is an encyclopedia and a dictionary al
"No, dr said the man addressed, "I have
no oat for It whatever. Ton are, I married
Boston gtrL" Somervill Journal
Th Mean! Man.
5othing seems to be too meaa for some
men. There Is an old fellow In Uaum who is
imposing on hi ben la tbe meat shameful
manner 11 ha put an electric light In the
hanhou, and tbe ban lay day and night,
BarUAgtoa fm Prws.
HEATING A H0U3C
Consumption ot Fuel 1 Hot tbe Only
Consideration la Keeping Warn
Uow best to keep a house warm is
a question that every cold and biting
"wave forces upon the attention or
many a housekeeper. People gener
ally imagine that with those to whom
economy in fuel is no great object
the problem is simple enough and is
only a question of using more or less
cool As a matter or tact, nowevor,
tlie consumption of fuel is not the
only chief factor; the exclusion or
cold and understanding how fully to
utilize the heat obtained by the van
ous fires is quite as Important The
importance of the former aids to
wnnnth in a houso is well exempli
fied in those northern countries whore
necessity is the law of existence nnd
where we read of the Greenlander's
hut with an inside temperature of 00
degs., the only fire being from a piece
of walrus fat. while outsiue it may
bo 40 degs. below zero.
We would find, howover, but few
advocates of this degree of exclusion
of fresh air and ventilation, and the
fewer the better, no doubt. Whole-
Boino ventilation is of vast impor
tance, but it should enter our houses
through tlie channels provided for
it. and not under the doors and
through the window joints. People
who rcsido in town and are protected
by their neighbors on either side,
with only the front ana rear ex
posed, have but a simple problem to
encounter, uut 10 inose wuo uvo in
tho country in frame houses, whoso
defenseless walls are exposed in ev
ery direction to the cutting wintry
blasts, the subject is a very serious
In the west it is a common custom
to bank earth around the house to tlie
depth of several feet, and a single
foot of manure placed in tins way
odds greatly to the wannth besides
affording protection to tlio vines nnd
plants. In old bouses whose win'
dow casings and door lintels have be
come loose and shrunken tiny strips
of felt put on with long, slender
"brads" will be found very effica
cious, and if cut extremely narrow
are quite unnoticeable and can bo put
in many places where it would not be
possible to insert weather strips.
In heating, furnaces are of course
the chief factors. Of these there are
many kinds, and we are told succes
sively that each ono is the best
People themselves, too, differ great
ly as to what is tho best method of
heating a house, somo preferring
tlie hot nir furnace, which seems,
on tlie whole, to be more popular
than any otlier contnvunce, and
others finding steam or hot water
more satisfactory. There is this al
ways to bo remembered, however
no hot an- furnace will curry heat sat
isfactorily through a pipo running
any distance in a lateral direction.
For a rambling house, therefore,
where there is but one furnace, hot
water or steam will give a more dif
fused heat Tho somewhat primitive
but most effective base burning stove
will be found a capital supplement to
tlio hot air furnace, and if arranged
with a "drum" and a register in the
floor above will bo nearly as ewca
cious as a second furnace.
Modern science has also managed
to utilize the waste heat from down
stairs open fireplaces in the rooms
above in the most admirable fashion,
making every fire heat a second
room as well us the ono in which it is
laid; and when one considers tlio
amount of previous wannth, not to
say actual money, that goes up the
chimney in smoke, it would seem that
there is a great field for further lm
provemont still in practically utiliz
ing escaping heat New York Trib
Uow Sleigh Hell Are Made.
"The making of sleigh bells is
quite nn art," says an iron founder.
"Tho little iron ball is too big to bo
put in through tho holes in the bell,
and yet it is insido. How did it got
thoref The httlo iron ball is called
'tlie jinglet' When you shake the
sleigh bell it jingles. In making tho
bell tlie jinglet is put inside a little
ball of mud, just tho shape of tlie in
sido of the bell. Then a mold is
mndo, just the shape of the outside
of tho bell. This mud ball with tho
jinglet insido is placed in the mold
of the outside, and tlio metal is poured
in, which fills up tlie space between
tno ball and tho mold.
"When the mold is taken off you
soo a sleigh boll, but it wall not nng,
as it is full of dirt Tlie hot metal
that tho boll is made of dries the dirt
so that it can be shaken out After
the dirt is all shaken out of tlio holes
in tho bell tho little iron jinglet will
still be in tho bell and will ring. It
took a good many years to think out
how to make a sleigh bell." Lowis-
In a receut examination some boys
wero asked to delino certain words
and to give a sentence illustrating the
meaning. Here are a few : Frantic
means wild; I ricked some frantic
uowers. Akimbo, with a crook; I had
a dog with an akimbo in his tail. Ath
letic, string; vinegar was too athletic
to use. Tandem, oue behind another;
the boys sit tandem ot school.
And then some single words are
funnily explained: Dust is mud with
tho wet squeezed out; fins are fishes'
wings; monkey, a small boy with a
tail; stars are tlie moon's eggs; cir
cumference is distance around tlie
middle of the outeide. London Tit
Some Engl lab Hull.
Among bulls of English parentage recent
ly perpetrated art these: "After th donr
closed," write novelist who Is widely
read Just now. "a dainty foot slipped Into tbt
room, and with ber own hand extinguished
the lamp." 'The chariot of Boctttlim." wrote
an editorial nriter, "i rolling and gnathlug
its teeth as It roll.'' "The Charity associa
tion," wrote a reporter, "ha distributed
twenty pairs of shoes among tbe poor, which
will dry up many a tear." "1 was sitting,"
write another novelist, "t tb table enjoy
ing cup of coffee, when a gentle voice
tapped m on tbe shoulder. I kxked around
and saw my old friend again," Boston
HE CURES BY FAITH.
A Trleel Who. fam Ha Spread Be
yond the Limit of llrooklyn.
The city of Brooklyn I Just now Ulklog
of the remarkable cure effected by, or,
a the priest would prefer It, through,
Father Thomas Adam, of 1H South
!..... .,..t While ha h been oractic-
i uui '" -
Ing tbe beallngart for many year, tbe fact
Otily became generally gnowu receuu.
Michael McCarthy U a hotel keeper
West street, ew
York city. Less
than three years
(go, while riding
unan electric car.
be lost his balance
gnd fell to the
Street, striking his
bead on tbe cob
blestone. He wo
nn.a tlma and 'X?.
ever lnce, to use &Hj$
Ills own language, i
be has been
steam engine." To
be exact, be bos father aDaMI.
been drawing UU
breath oej- minute, whereas tbe average
man content himself with 18.
itiii,li. this anVction. which made life a
burden to McCarthy, he wo also ubject
to flu of temporary unconsciousness, and
fniitd en nowhere without an attendant.
He consulted the best medical talent in tbe
country, but could obtain no reller, and
th ntihilitr of death came to be. to
him, not an altogether unwelcome contin
gency. Some one advised mm to ee
Father Adams, and more with a spirit oi
resignation than bope be called on tbe
nriiwt. lie was Informed that there was
no certainty or a cure, Dut mat u ne
wnlllil mit his entire trust In God It mlubt
please him to hearken to his prayers.
At tne loot oi a uuie aiiar iu mo iw.t
mnm Puilier Adam and McCarthy Draved
fervently. Then the suppliant was rubbed
wltn the relics, turougn wmcu tne pneai
believes that tbe Almighty is pleased to
bless his efforts in behalf of suffering hu
manity. When the hotel keeper arose
there wo no perceptible change for tbe
K..tt..p hut. hnnn hnil disnlared deAnalr. and
be returned to bis place of bualnea in a
more cheerful rnme ot mum man ne nau
knnirn In throe veura. At 5 o'clock that
afternoon the stertorous breathing sud
denly ceoseu.anu since tnen uis renpirmiuD
ho been about the same as that of any
person In good health.
Father Adams has core of visitor each
day now, and ask no fee. only taking
money when It is voluntarily offered by
those who, he knows, can afford It. He is
probably the most sought after man In
lt,Ykklvn tAilnv Mi'CiLrLhr will hortlv
be exhibited at a clinic of medical students.
BUTCHERED HIS WIFE.
A Recent Horrible Case of Uxoricide at
Murder most foul as In the beat It Is,
But this most foul, strange and unnatural
These word of Hamlet's father's ghost
might be applied to all wife murders, but
to none more appropriately than to the
butchery of his
jl. vi ne ut rubric
Hurst, or 118
laliorer.af ter three
tion, as he says,
went to his wife's
bedside and stab
bed her thirty
eight times with a
6 Inch bowle knife.
This done he
PATItlcK ITUIlST. walked quietly to
tbe nearest station and surrendered.
Ami he is uot insane. Of this the police
are positive und so are all who know blm.
He is simply brutal thoroughly brutal
Ized by a long career of domestic unhappl-
neas. He Is sixty-live years old and bis
wife a year or two younger, and they were
married forty years ago In Ireland, where
he own eleven acre of good land. They
lived pleasantly enough for fifteen years,
or until the oldest child was big enough to
cause dissension, aud then their cjuurreling
Accotding to hi account his wife and
children combined against blm. He bad
three sons and three daughters, and all
worked iu Chicago and lived at home ex
cept one daughter, who is married. Three
mouth ago he proposed thnt himself and
wife return to Ireland and leave the chil
dren, the youngest being sixteen, and there
they could agree. She refused, and he
made up hi mind then to kill her If she
kept on finding fault with him. He mani
fests no sorrow, declares he would doit
again, "expects to swing fer it, and will
make no defense." Such Is the depth of
brutality to which a plain man has sunk
by a life of quarreling.
Saving a Christmas Present.
Mr. Paul Flint, of West Seventeenth
street, in New York city. Is a traveling
salesman. His wife Is an amateur actress.
Recently Mr. Flint returned from a western
trip, and hi wife in rummaging through
bis trunks came across a pair of block silk
tights, such as dancers and othor actresses
use on the stage. When Mr. Flint earns
home his wife asked for an explanation.
He desired to postpone making any at that
time. This excited Mrs. Flint's jealousy
and a quarrel ensued. Mr. Flint was re
quested to leave the house and did so. In
the course of time Mrs. Flint brought an
action for divorce, with the silk tights
marked as "Exhibit No. I." Mr. Flint in
his answer says the tights were bought for
his wife, and were to be given to her as a
Christmas present when that holiday
should arrive. The issue of the novel ease
Is waited with breathless interest.
Two Busy Cranks.
The cranks are still hard at work. Peter
Leonard thinks be has drawn a prize in
the Louisiana lottery and that Inspector
uyrnea, or New York, ha part of the
money. He therefore lingered about tbe
door of tbe chief detective's private house
for several days and night and until he
was arrested. The other crank waa prob
ably a subject of King John Barleycorn.
lie had been a butler for AuKUst Belmont.
the banker. He waa dismissed for drunk
enness. Several times since he has forced
himself into the banker's house and raised
disturbances which have thrown the serv
ants and ladies of the family into great
consternation. Mr. Belmont has made no
charge against ex-Butler Nixon, but po
licemen guard the bouse for fear that
Nixon may attempt some violence.
An Exclusive Tenon.
On one occasion a lady called and presented
check which he wished cashed. As she
was a perfect stranger to the paying teller,
be said very politely: "Madam, you will have
to bring some one to introduce you before we
can cah this check."
Drawing herself up quite haughtily, she
said freuzuigly: "But I do not wish to know
you, suT Itichmond Dispatch.
Poring Poet fhandin? a roll of Nha.
edi ton-There, sir. 1 think there's some stuff
in that poem
Editor (glancing at lb Them b tnHasH
my boy It's all stuff. Good morning. -
Wanted a Chang.
Walter at rlub restaurant) Raili itk
your order, sah
City Hportsmaa (bark from a wmkt ia.
Inn Oim mn ran Bsh IVn HrA t a
of other thing. -Hew York Weakly.
ftr v ' : I'm.
Chaxaetnr In th Num.
Bonaparte, who was a man oi
keen and quick perceiition, never
choso, if he could help it, a man with
a Door nose for a place or grear re
sponsibility, lie bail remarked that
when the nose was large enough to
be a good ventilator to the lungs,
elasticity in troublous circumstances,
resource and general efficiency might
be looked for. The man with to
sufficient nose ventilations was liable
to got into the blues, to lose presence
of mind and to have a nouvy neaa
Marshal Ney had a poor nose and
a weak character. lie wau incapable
cf conceiving a plan, and needed the
stimulus of battle to clear the cob
webs from his brain. Masscna, the
most resourceful of all Bonaparte's
marshals, was lartre nosed. So was
Bernadotto, tho most clever in in
triguoand tho least given to hero
worship. Gumbctta hod a large
nose and a small amount of brain.
The same thing may bo said of the
greatest literary artist that France
ever produced Renan. Jules Ferry
is small brained and big nosed. Jules
Simon has a big brain and a big
nose, and is, taking all in all, one of
the ablest of uving Frenchmen. The
Princess Clementine, whom I look
upon as a woman of great capacity,
has the large, hooked nose of tho bov
entoenth century Bourbons and Con
dos. London Truth.
Not tbe Old Style Cat nnd Dog Story,
Here is a cat and dog story, for the
truth and accuracy of which the
proud inhabitants of the Swiss vil
Inge whore it occurred are one and
all ready to vouch. A troublesome
cat in the village had been doomed
to a watery death, and tlie children
of the owner had been told off to
take it in a sack to the River Aor
and there to drown it The house
dog accompanied the party to tho
execution, which was carried out ac
cording to parental instructions.
But much to the surprise of the in
mates, a short time after the cat and
dog, both soaking wet, reappeared
together at their owner's door. This
is what bad happened: The dog, on
seeing that the sack containing the
cat was thrown into the river,
jumped after it, seized it with his
teeth, dragged it to the bank, tore it
with his teeth and restored his
friend, the cat, to life and liberty. It
goes without saying that the death
warrant of the cat was destroyed af
ter this marvelous escapade. Poll
The Origin of the Diamond.
The diamond is still one of tho
mysteries of geology. When the
South African fields were discovered
there was much astonishment to find
the gem in a series of minerals quite
different from those in which it hod
been hitherto found in India and
Brazil. Instead of lying beside tour
maline, anatase and brookite, it was
mingled with a breccia of magnesian
rocks which had evidently been
pushed up from below, and a great
variety of minerals, such as diopside,
mica, zircon and corundum, were im
bedded along with it.
Some have supposed that the dia
mond was originally formed where
it is now picked up, and the presence
of carbureted gas and carboniferous
rocks is in favor of the idea; but, on
the other hand, the broken condition
of some of the stones, and othor facts,
make it far more probable that the
diamond has been ejected from a
deeper source. Good News.
The Price of Postage Stamps,
A man went into the postoffice of a
neighboring town recently and told
the postmaster that he desired thir
teen two cent stamps for a cent and a
quarter. The postmaster refused to
give them to him, stating that the
cost would be twenty-six cents. The
man persisted in getting hisordor,
claiming that he could get them at
any office for that amount, and even
threatened the government official if
he continued to refuse him. Finally
the postmaster ordered him out, but
the man, nothing daunted, took a
cent and a twenty-five cent piece
from his pocket, and laying them
down on the corner he received his
stamps for a cent and a quarter. The
postmaster was a little discomfited
for awhile, but now enjoys the joke
as well as any one. Cause.
Some workmen digging up the
roots of an old tree in a forest had
their labors rewarded by a find of
150 gold and silver coins. This dis
covery was made in 1773, and the
coins, although of the reign of Henry
L were in a good state of preserva
tion. Sometimes the pulling down
of a houso will bring a treasure to
light On one such occasion a mason
and his laborer found a considerable
sum under a floor, but as they quar
reled about dividing the spoil, the
owner of the house heard of the find
and demanded the booty. The coins,
which were of gold and silver, were
of the reigns of Edwards II and IIL
and looked as fresh as if just issued
out of the mint London Tit-Bits.
Ollendorff Revised nnd Enlarged.
The French conversation books will con
tain brief colloquies, such as this:
"Have you been to behold the long hair of
William of the Buffalor
"Yes, and also 1 beheld tbe shooting of the
ball of gloss. How superb was itl"
"Tbe infants of the cow, did you not them
"Of a truth. The entanglement of the
steer with the rope was most skillful Let ui
now of the absiuthe to take a little." Chi
fp to SnofT.
Golucky As Tm tbe special summer cor
respondent of The New York Daily Blow
bard, I suppose your terms to me will be
somewhat different from your terms to regu
Bummer Hotel Clerk fbrUklv) Yes. sir:
yes, sir; of course. Our terms to yon will be
cash in advance. New York Weekly.
Be Knows frooa Exnerleaeav
Old Man (at lb bead of the stairs at 2:31
a. m.) Susie, what time is itf I
6usi (with a second look at Reginald,
wbokwtens hi grip) A few minute Dast
Old Man Dont forget to start the clock
again when you go to bed. Georjetowa
HOME AT LAST.
A Utile cblldl fair haired, win,
Pat, through ao opon door. Into the 11,
Bhe wandered on, lost In a land of sliiu"
And wept, "I there uo rest rur wof
Deep In the dark a door atood oi. hh.""'
A light streamed from It brighter Uu
day: a t
A mother's voice kept calling: "Here' iiu
I'liltia llnifiK- m lltlla nn. ........ . ""14'
, ' " lost
A wretched man, forlorn, with matted Ui
btood la a crowd of sots mure 1441. ,i
Deep curse rent the air, and dull deapai.
Supremely reigned In that accursed don.
But high above Iu revels rang one sound
Clearer than seabird' over roaring kL.
Thevolceof wlfeand woman: "Lost, button m
Come Home, my 11 us band I Comel 0lTf7
A poor lost oul, cast down with wretchW
I'ale death w ringing out bis fatal iia
No one to pity: no one tbere to bless
Tbe parting hour of oue who loved too sli
Then suddenly a volce-"Oh, which Is besiJ.
To live or die? Ever to sing or sluhr
Tbl voice eternal whispered: "Come and reui
Come Home, aad soul, and rest eterusllti
Come Home!" '
-Clement Scott In TlieMrt.
Slxe and Strength or the Culf Stre
Even those who navigate the wj.
tors of the Gulf stream do not f ui.
realize the strength of its current.
Two or three years ago a government
vessel was anchored in the stream
observing the current. The wind
was very light when a sailing vessel
was sighted ahead, drifting to tie
northward. As she came nearer and
nearer it became evident that there
would be a collision unless steps were
taken to prevent it. The crew of the
sailing vessel trimmed their sails to
the gentlo air, but it was useless, for
onward she went, carried by the
irresistible force of the current di
rectly toward the bow of tho steamer.
As the vessels approached each
other, by a skillful use of the rudder
on board the steamer she was moved
to one sido, and the sailing vessel
drifted past a few feet distant The
captain of the latter was as aston
ished as he was thankful that hii
vessel was not lost All that he could
cry out in broken English as he
flashed by was, "I could not help it;
the water bring me here." JohnE,
Pillsbury in Century.
Seven Thousand Miles of Wheels,
If all the locomotives in the United
States were coupled together they
would make a train of solid iron and
steel over 300 miles long. Add the
passenger cars and we would have
300 miles more of wood nnd iron;
this would give us a gigantic pas
senger train 600 miles in length,
counting both engines and can.
Should we want a huge "mixed"
train we might add the "box," "flat"
and every other kind of freight car,
and our train would then have a total
length of over 7,000 miles!
The passenger col's in this gigantic
tiain would be capable of seating
1,500,000 people, and upon the freight
cars could be loaded the weight of
all the pyramids of Egypt and all the
state capital buildings in the United
States besides. Verily, great is the
railroad system of America. -St
A Georgia Negro Farmer.
There is a negro in Meriwether
county, Ga., who has fifteen children
living. The family, it is said, eat 1
bushel of potatoes daily. They run
a three-horse farm and make all
their provisions nnd thirty bales of
cotton besides. They raise sugar
cone and make their own sirup and
sugar. They even raise rice. They
economize in every way, making
their own plowstocks, for instance,
doing their own blacksmithing, etc.
Every edge is made to cut. An evi
dence of the negro's good manage
ment is shown in the fact that he
has lived on the place twenty years.
Shark' Teeth a Weapons. '
Sharks are among the most ancieni
of fishes. Long before the first rep
tiles appeared in the world, to be fol
lowed in their turn by the mamma),
they ruled creation at a time when
nearly all the earth was covered by
seas. Thus great quantities of fossil
sharks' teeth are found scattered over
the bottom of the oceans. Such
great ones as that mentioned have
been largely utilized for battle axes
and other purposes by savages, who
are quick to take advantage of tools
offered them by nature without labor.
Washington Star. '
Value of Night Meal.
Most students and women who are trou
bled with insomnia are dyspeptic, and they
should, therefore, eat before going to bed,
having put aside work entirely at least M
hour before. If they are not hungry tlief
should simply be instructed to eat, and if
they are hungry they should eat whatever
they want. A gloss of milk and a biscuit
are sometimes all thnt can be taken at first,
or a mashed potato buttered.
ir possible tbe night meal shouia m
tAken In another rnnm than the sleepi"?
apartments, and for men In the city it "il
be found advantageous to go out i"
rmtAiirAnt IWnrA ntino- hnwever. abatu
should be taken, preferably cold or cool,
which should be given with a sponge or
stiff brush, and the body thoroughly
rubbed off with a coarse towel nfterwsn
The bath need not be more than five min
utes induration. New York Journal.
The Jail Couldn't Hold nim.
Mr. James Averv.as he is called, beoii
the police don't know bis real name,M
sort of a Gilbert & Sullivan comic oprrs
rascal. On the appearance of trouble W
"takes a header," and "when the ski"
above are clearing he bob up serenely
f mm halm "
James is Just now an object of '""IT
to the good people of Scottsburg, ImL TW
other night he escaped from the cutoJy
the sheriff forth?
second time. Last
December be was
arrested for grand
larceny. Jan. 4 be
bit the jailer on
the head with
poker and got
away. He was re
captured the next
day and bad a con
gest! vechill a the
result of his ex
posure. He made
capital of this ill.
neaa, "played sick" for awhile and st ij
first onnortnnitr InmnM from ec"
- a - 'a i iithomr
first opportunity jumped from a
bnt twenty-one years of age be i from "
ccoonta "slick customer."
IColo.) Courier. j