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BAN DON RECORDER.
A DANISH BOARHOUND.
He Wan a Jealous Unite ami Careful
1 Cunnlt'il IIIn .Mlwtrcs.
During a visit to a friend in th
fvmiitr- Jr H..nrv Hmxv1:5i. h.i.l mm ,id
venture with a 'boar-hound which hi
describes in ids "Reminiscences:"
There was an enormous Danish boar
hound which had. unperceived by us
followed Mrs. Hailstone troni the II
l.rary. lie pushcti oy witiie.ui w
uionv and proceeded until he reaehei.
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the lady, who was some instance u.
advance. He then carefully took tlu
skirt of her dress with ins month and
carried It like :m accomplished trail.
hearer until she rcncltcirjhc bottom ot
the stairs and the garden, when he let
go the dress and gazed as an interest
en MKH ..U...
... . ... UUI) .Mrs.,, )f ourmvM t.llirch moiul)urs,
llarlstone ami while 1 was tnlkiii" tr ' , t , ,
her I felt i.iv hand in the h,.,. Z.vl' " w to who, 1 reft'r s,,t'
umh. ami a pretty capacious mouth'1"1 Ii"'nvil,.v- ",5ut "ur knowledge
it was. for 1 seemed to touch limhiie. 1 f the fact docs not keep us from going
but Iris formidable fangs. So soft wa
the touch of his fanes that I was only
just eonsci'u my hand was in hi:-
mouth by now ami then the gentlest
reminder. I knew animals too well t
attempt to wiihdr: w it. and 1 prcserv
cd a ealtu m re wonderful tlran I could
have given myself credit for.
While 1 was wondering what Uie
nxi pr rt-iirht
StttC beggied me t le
! Mr. H.ni
pilie eisv ami
on n arout to show any opp sMion
t. the doe's proeeedfmrs. in which case
sue pr;'Uiiii that ne woum icail me
gently to the other side of the lawn
And leave me without doing the least
As- I was liug led away Mrs. ilati
stcme said: Mo exactly as he wishes.
He is jcaliis of your talking to me.
Ml auy one wim does s he leads
wy to the nther side of the garden."
Having cwdiM-ied me to t lto remot
est spot he could Hud. he opemil h:
lurec jaws ami relcasi my hand, wag
ged his taii ami ironed oil", much pleas,
ed with his erfortn:incc.
YOUR DAILY TASK.
llrljiir Your Whole Sir to It Willi
All niir I'ontTii InliH't.
It makes all the difference in the
world in resulis whether y.u come to
ymr work every day with all your
jwrt intact, with all your faculties
if t the standard: whether you come
with tin- entire man. so that y u can
llittg umr wh-de lif into your ta-k. or
whh twly h part of yourself: whether
ym St your wrk as a eiatu or as a
Iyeitiy. Must pinle brine only a small
art t Uieuis4!vis to their tasks. They
iriW' muHi f their ability by irreeu
Inr liviue. b:i habits in c.iiiue and in
wrJous imm1. lack of sleep. disipatiiM
or ratuc it her folly. They do not come
t tlieij- taks every moruine whol
ieu. A part of themselves and often
'are part is sutuc where fUr. Tl:e
'" e the were irv-
Taj; tv hae a e?T
taring weakss iiistal .7pr"wVr;-
iHfferwice ami dullness instead of en
tfeitsiftsitt and alertnes-. jo the perform -mice
of the most imponain duties of
iskelr lives. The man who comes to Id ;
w..rk in the u:oriii:te uurefre!:el. Ian
TMh nml lisih-s c.uuiot do a eood. hon-
lyT Into tin year how can lie expect a
sound career or a successful aciiieve
0!nl work is not entirely a question
of will mxv'r. Often this Is imp-iired
by at ku jhy-5eal standard. The ijual
Ity f the work -a into; be up to hieh
warn mark when every faculty, every
rota tion and every bit of your ability
is aflfeeteil by your physical ami mental
eiditiou. You may be sure that your
...wtYi...., v-ii.,tevr its cause, will ap
Iinr in your day's work. uli-ilir it Is
liutkitte lo.iks or selline them, teachine
sehuol or sttiilyine. ieiiie or ain;ine
ch!P"Hne statues r dieeiue treneh"-.
OrieMi Swett Mardeii in Success Maea
y4ne. Pension in:r .Imltfet In Knurlaiitl.
It Is eiiliSHlei'eil eseilli:il eondi-
tVwi of the Kuelish -urt system that
tbe jmlees 'iall Im absolutely inde
pem'.iu tlnaueiaily: that their salaries
simll be so laree and provision fr their
flitnre shall upon their retirement be
?o ample they need at no time of their
service have any monetary anxiety.
There are now no fewer than eieht
erc-jiKlees in receipt of total pensions
amounting to JlL'l.OIl'.ri a year. A
Jlidee who continues on the bench aft-
emmplethie fifteen years' service
really does his work for $7.2!!.7." a
yair. the difference between his sal
ary ami jM-nsion. The lord chancellor
1? entitled to a pension of ."?JI.:::2.."n a
year for llf. however short his tenure
of the chancellorship.
The Klntr of Korea.
Only the king of Korea may raise
goats or have round columns and
square rafters to his house or wear a
coat of brilliant ivd. Only the king
may look ujhui the faces of the queen's
hundreds of attendant ladies or have
any building outside of which there
are more than three steps. Four steps
would be high treason and would cost
their owner a traitor's death
Dlsea-en of A ii I nwi 1m.
Household pels are susceptible to a
far greater variety of diseases than
most people imagine. Parrots are
known lo be susceptible to a disease so
peculiar to themselves that it is i a lied
from the Oivek word for parrot, "psit
tacosis." A number of fatal cases in
human beings of what was at first sup
posed to be a malignant influenzal pneu
monia were in Paris traced to die bacil
lus at present thought to be causative
of the parrot disease. A certain pro
portion of parrots are known to die
from tuberculosis. Cats are known
sometimes to have tuberculosis, and
that they have in many cases been car
riers of diphtheria and other of the
ordinary infections directly and indi
rectly is more than susji -cjed. Kansas
A Gratified Curiosity.
"I want you to take back that par
rot. He usik: dreadful language."
"P.ut only in Spanish, ma'am; only In
"Yes. I? know."
'lint how can madam know?".
I studied Spanish to find out what
he said." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
I pom LAHKir
T .1 .1 ....... I. 1 i(luiiinir
1 imeiiueu a milt: miviui Hi....wb
t" other day, and the subject of Mr.
John 1). Rockerfeller's gift of $11)0,000
' to missions, which has been the theme
; of so much controversy, was discussei
pro amj eon "Well," said one little
,mlv et. wlm( :lU lht. flKSS is
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about. Of course I know as well as
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' OU do ti,:lt Mr' "-kt?rMlow sorted
to i"iy ways to help build up his lor
1 time which would not bear the search-
' light of the churches, and which con
scientiotis people cannot blind their
- j eyes to, but is it not being practiced
! everv dav, only on a small scale, and
to this particular church number and
j others when we need assistance linan
chilly to help keep the church out of
debt and in paying the minister's sal
ary. Von know when he gives us the
coin a-ked for that he is going to maki
it up on somebody else. It eases hi.
conscience, I supimse, to be abie to
!g,Vt llw cuui cues, aim we are all
aware how glad we have been to re-
j ceive it. lie has never refused to re-
Upond handsomely toward the ginul
work, and he did it so cheerfully that
the gift wa doubly acceptable. Now
what if we had refused to accepf this
money we so slidly needed because we
hapji'iicd to know that his avaricious-
ii ess had added many a bad peny to
his already n)ce income. 'We had
taught him a lesson and shown him
that we wre-not in sympathy with
hi- way of making money,' you say.
1 acknowledge" that you have gained
ycur point in showing that you are not
in sympathy with his methods. Hut
have you gained all you expected or
desired to by this mode of expressing
your disapproval ? We could not have
changed this man one degree by refus
ing his proffered aid, and hail we done
so it would have only hardened and
embittered liny, made him more mer
cenary than eyer, the pastor's salary
would have not been kept up, the or
ganist would Iiave remained unpaid,
ami people who had been doing a little
carpentering and remodeling of the
church would have had to wait for
their money, and none of them could
alford to do this, for they all have fam
ilies and need (lie money. There is a
chance of saving this man by the
course we are puisuing, in spite of .Mrs.
Crundy's complaints and her desire to
annihilate all who do not walk the
chalk mark she ha.- drawn for them,
md who-e desire to keep some people
could jay hr hands on out of king
dom come o'rkadawij all , of her
more charitable nature. Mr.V3"
may have his faults, and seri$s m,
to, but he has some exeelloufc-
well, and doe.- more kind and charit
able acts in a montV than those who
talk about liim,will do in a month o
Sundays: Wli-en I think of Mr. lloek-
erfeller's gift, 1 think of the vast
amount of good it would do in the
Held of missions, and "
"So do l,"said a quiet little lady,
breaking into the conversation. "I
not only tliink- of the great good it
would do, but of the donor whose im
pul-e to do right, possibly in partia
attoncment for the manner in which
he made part of his princely fortune,
prompted him to bestow the gift.
I'eople many or them too narrow to
see anything hut depravity in the ma
jority of the human family, harp on
discordant things all the time, and tel
you all the faults that are laid at the
door of Mr. Rockefeller, but thev
never tell you of the good and charita
hie acts that those who know him best
can v uch for. That he does much of
this work is known to many, but
people who are handling Mr. Rocker-
feller without gloves prefer to be blind
to this and refuse positively to listen
to anything that would through the
mantle of -charity and good intentions
over the millionaire."
"Do you know, said the hostess,
"that the thought has occurred to nu
more than once recently that it was a
good thing for the human family that
this very Reverend Dr. Washington
('hidden, pastor of the First Congre
gational ( hurch, was not to be tin
final judge when the la-t trumpet shall
sound and we are lined up to hear the
verdict, 'well done, good and faithful
servant,' or 'depart from me and be
ea-d into everlasting lire,' etc., for few
would come from under his scathing
tire. Had Dr. (Madden his way he
would condemn Mr. Rockefeller and
his entire family to a place outside the
heavenly gates. I wonder if a higher
and more ju.-t father would not see
things in a different light, and that
the Rc c rend (gladden might not have
used this gift to good advantage in ex
tending the word and preaching the
gopel to hosts of his benighted people
who are gropjng In the dark, and
whom we are ordered to enlighten and
lead then out of darkness into the
light. It seems to me that the Rever
end Chidden hits made a mistake by
the hue and ery he made and which
has been telegiaohed to the four quar
ters of the globe. J'e ,,iay not have
condoned the way of tting this big
fortune, but was he right i attempt
ing to turn down the offer oi $100,000
when there were so many beirjhted
souls waiting to be lead out of the wil
derness of unbelief? I wonder if Dr.
Washington (.'hidden will not feel in a
measure the responsibility of these
people resting on his shoulders? He
has shown to dhe world that he floes
not condone Mr. Rockerltller's fault,
and in showing this ho has deprived
others the means of .salvation. To
I'"""" uih; iiv wuuiu ueprive legions oi
people of not only having their spirit
mil, but their bodilv wants ministered
"Scores of people have been helped
by .Mr. Rockefeller's generosity; we
would like to hear from them," said a
beautiful, white-haired old lady who
had the peace of (Jod written on her
face. "Yes, ami scores upon scores of
people could rise up and tell you how
their little all went to swell the mil
lions of Mr. Rockefeller," said a lady,
sharply. "(Jranted," said the old lady
quietly, "hut when your child does
wrong do yon continually hold up that
mistake, burying all the better im
pulses and the desire to do right under
its shadow? Xo, vou lend him a hand I
to reach something higher, better. Our
churches are constantly calling for aid
to foreign missions, and it is a sacrifice
to many who are working for a small
salary to give their mite which is sadly
needed at home. Would it not be bet
ter to accept this handsome sum of Mr.
Rockefeller's and carry on the good
work? Don't you think those who are
in favor of turning down this gift,
which would throw out the life-line to
many, will not be held responsible lor
repudiating the gift at so great a sac
rifice? If you were to sift the money
that goes into the churches and sepa
rate all the strictly honest dimes and
dollars from thoseiuade by over-charg
ing and scheming, I am afraid many
of the churches would have to close
their doors for lack of support, if all
the money made in the latter way is
to be refused. The people of to-day are
pretty much the same the world over,
I find as 1 slowly descend the summit
of the hill of life, and the nearer I get
to the borderland of the new world,
the more charitable I become. If a
person has cried and shows a disposi
tion to do i ight and retrieve the past,
the more anxious I am to reach out a
helping hand. While I don't approve
the methods of these monopolies, in
gaining their wealth, still I would not
cast a stone in the way of those who
signify their desire to help the good
work along. You may think I am an
old fogy in my views, and there was a
time in my life when 1 doubtless would
lave been disposed to deal harshly
with the erring, but remember, the
un of my life has almost set. I see
things dilfereiitly and am thankful
that we have a just (lod to judge us
md who will read our hearts aright."
A Fast-Trotting Steer.
Out in Al Dougherty's barn in Lo
gan, Kansas, there resides what is
eihaps the most pampered steer in
the country. It answers to the rather
fierce name of San Antoine Pete, ami
it really has vt tjerce-ioouifii?
ik oat .w "soft and glossy and it
oV,r. iia h.iru When the
Lin ilu Imru
Lnublic sees this ),,..,r?..?
a pneumatic-tired sulky and is carry
ing M r. Dougherty at the rate of a mile
in '2:'2S. For be it known that San An
toine Pete is the only racing steer in
the country, and is said to have out
trotted all the ambitious horses in and
around Logan. The steer weighs 1,
.'i")t pounds, and is of Texas and 1 lee
Cooking Without Fire.
Consular Clerk Murphy of Frank
fort, ('ermany, reports that the "hay
boy " has solved in ('ermany the prolr
leui of a tireless stove. Food is brought
to a boiling heat for several minutes in
covered vessels and these covered ves
sels are then placed in a Ihix tilled with
hay, a pillow is placed over them and
the box lid i made tight. The hay
keeps the pots warm for many hours
during which time the cooking pro
cess continues, with the result that
nine-tenths of the fuel is saved. The
pillow has to be dried, of course, after
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and renewed when it become mold v.
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roou can inns ne cookcu w hii a snort,
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snaip uie ocioie oieaKiasi aim win re- .
t . iii ft . I
mam noi an nay. i ne saving oi iron- i
hie for the housewife is great.
Trying Chinese Uride's Temper.
On the day of a Chinese marriage
uninvited friends and neighbors, or
even perfect strangers, are allowed to
come iu and see the bride and they
may make any remark about her, or to
her, they please. Sometimes things
horribly rude and disgusting are said.
To try her temper a man will say:
"Fetch your husband a cup of tea."
If she does so, all will say jeeringly :
"What an obedient wife you are!"
If she sulks and does not do as she is
told they remark: "That is a pretty
vexen with which to begin married
life. We cannot congratulate vou on
that tartar," ami other words toasim-
ilar el feet. Then the poor thing is
1 a A 1 i
made to siami upon an inverted cup
to show how small are Iter feet.
TitiNos akk ever doing, neverdone
Our elforts to-day will influence to
morrow and those of to-morrow will
impress the thought of the coining day j
and so on to the end of time.
Did you ever stand upon some high
mountain ami look away into space
and have the realization come full up
on you that you are only a mere speck
iu the universe ?
A tkaciiki once called iu a hare-
footed, thoughtless boy with a good
orehead and told him a story about a
Lmv u-l.n I...,...m,o .,r,..,f I
v r? , w..iu
nuu uaii-Miii is hum .ill IIOHUICll
man of learning.
C 5 hosts and witches came over from
Europe with the early settlers and
smyci in America until colleges began
to be built, and then they promptly
left for parts of Russia and Spain,
which arc still peopled with many j
saints and few school teachers.
.' fl J J J j J () ()? FATE
A VENETIAN LEGEND OF THE DAYS
OF THE DOGES.
Story of the Heuulj Who Wan Intoxl-
.....! Willi I lie WIon of Her Own
LoveltiienN ami '
Statue In the
Church of S:m
Here is a legend which I heard in
Vol,;..' t offer it to all among you
who are fond of solitude and silence.
I offer it to vou as I would oiler a
flower which has blossomed amid som
ber shadows on a sleeping lagoon:
Oiiita inierardiui was the niece of the
do"c Poets whose names wc have for
gotten, but who were renowned at that
time had composed innumerable songs
in her honor. They praised in them the
tresses of the voting girl, black as night.
vtdi'i i i :r!s rleamed like milk
white stars. They :dso sang about the
radiance of her dark violet eyes and
about the two rose- which formed hr
Hps. In truth. Chiia Cherardini was
very beautiful. She had, however, lis
tened too earnestly to the passionate
words of the singers, and an immense
pride took possession of her young soul.
Due night she heard beneath her win
dow the yearning sob of a lute. Stand
ing in a motionless gon.lola. a lovesick
page was singing to her. Tender was
the music, and the water and the dark'
ness added something to the sweetness
of the strains and to the passion in the
voice of the singer. The young page
was glorifying her as the most radiant
among all women.
Chita heard him, and a delightful
tremor ran through her. Without wait
ing to light the torches, which had gone
out, she took lier mirror and ran to the
window, throiigh which the moonlight
shone Into he room. Thereupon in lhi-
mysterious Iiht she saw that she was
strangely bi am if til; that her beauty
was Indeed dmot supernatural. The
moonlight repealed her pale and trans
parent, like lie princess of a poem.
Intoxicated with her charms, she let
the seductiv mirror slip from her
hand, and a '.id of admiration and of
ecstasy escajed her as she cried:
"I am beau : fill ! I am beautiful!"
Theucefortl Chita Cherardini spent
all her time n arvcling at her own beau
ty, she did ..ot desire to fall in love.
for she fanciid that there was no man
living who i is worthy of her. Those
songs which lad no words of praise for
her eyes and icr hair she treated with
contempt, am to the mysteries of reli
gion she novel gave a thought.
She went t( high mass solely for the
purpose of leing seen by the people
and of being flattered by them as thev
whispered n one another about her.
The restless eyes were never turned
toward the al ar.
She thought of nothing save her own
triumphant l-eauty and of the jewels
which set it off in sumptuous fashion.
fine day dluta 'ihcraruuii supped a
little mirror beside the tirst page of
her mass book, which had been deli
cately illuiniuatcd by a pons artisi.
And while her attitude of devotion edi
fied the multitude she studied her face
en-hrincd i-i the. book of prayer.
The doge's niece had forgotten that
the Creator alone is worthy of wor-
ship and not any or ins creatures. s,ne
l.-nl :ilso foreotten that undo is an
:, -- '
oo.toiiiiafiic .-in aye. perhaps tile most
periloii- of all sins since It w.ts the
cau-e of the rebellion of the archan
gels ami the downfall of Lucifer.
One day Chita Cherardini was in
teiilly studying her face in the little
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mirror oeiween inc noiv leaves or her
mass book, and suddenly she uttered a
loud cry of terror. Through the largt
building it i ing. drowning the solemn
voi e oi the pra-st. the responses of the
congregation and the sonorous mur
mur of the organ. And straightway
the doges niece fell to the ground in
a faint. She had seen reflected in the
guiity mirror the sacrilegious mirror
not her own countenance, but that of
There is touiy in the Church of San
Ciorgis MagUiore. where this miracle
was accompli died, the statue of a wo
man, who is siatcd and looking at her
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sew in a una or. cry oeaiiiiim is
this woman, as beautiful as Chita
Cherardini wis formerly. The story-
goes mat tins siaiue is uie work ot a
famous sculptor, but the people be
neve ami iiinr legends contain a
,,,M1 i H um mai it was once
Cmta (.herari.hu herself and that h
. . .
o"y was tuned into stone bv the ter-
To :,n tho.M who love the silence of
dead cities I Tier this legend. 1 found
it at Venice a one occasionally finds a
flower which tias blossomed amid soni-
her shadows on a sleeping lagoon.
Helene de Zuylen do Nvevelt in Furo-
pean Kditioii New York Herald.
PincNt of Them Are Itniseil
j the Ilnrr. Mini n laiu.t.
j The chief breeding ground for cana
ries was formerly the Harz nioun
, tains, hut of late years only the tluest
( singers are reared iu that district. The
trade was transferred to Hichsfelde.
' in the province of Hanover, where poor
: weavers breed the cheaper sort. The
't most important market for these gold
, en birds is the Fulled States, which
takes quite lOO.nou birds a year. Creat
Britain comes next, with some f.o.unti.
and is followed by Brazil. Chile and
1.1. .A at. .tlf
me .rgeunue iiepuniie
The princiitd dealers have large fac
tories which can turn out material for
1,000 bird cages dally. The peasants
take this away to their homes and
there make up the cages. Attendants.
,i,rl1 have charge of l.tvuu birds in
separate cages, take canaries across
the Atlantic and on their return voy
age bring bak Mexican ami Cuban
parrots for the Furopean markets.
About J.'ip.tjco canaries are bred ev
ery year in ( 'ermany. and their value,
some fi0.00u. goes chiefly into the
pockets of the peasants. London Tcle
trranh. The On Ion.
M'luv toil... ,xt f . . il... .11......
U1 me- onion in me niiaaiy
made the subject of much
Vfrsr All .Htr-nn fleif 1 ion 1 1 ll
and beauty wait on the fragrant vege-
nms ono oIll vei.S(l whe
promises a good complexion
onion eater thus:
Fresh onion and lock,
New skin in a week.
of Dease (iloimi In tin
ne knew his London well
"nu in.,, a fog that was
of the pet
soup variety. It
seemed useless t(
was i any
nger for it to clear off. Tin
u.iy.-, wen- :in alike and were darkei
than twilight ever dared to be. I clunS
to Prentice Muifofd's coat sleeve, foi
I knew if he were once to get beyond
in.v reach I could never hope to" find
11,1,1 "Willi. We groped blindly among
the streets, where the atmosphere wai
only less palpable than the houses thai
walled us in. ,u intervals we inquired
where we were, for otherwise we could
never have kliown at all. We had tc
feel our way carefully and take sound
higs at intervals. "Here." said Pron
tice as we paused in space; "here is
Temple par." I thought I saw some
tiling that might have been the ghost
of an arch hewn out of the solid fog
The ton of it, though it was not lofty
was lost to view. Temple Rar. now
gone forever from the place where It
gates once swung in the wall of tin
old city-It was here her graciou
niajcsty Queen Victoria of Knglnnd
was wont to receive the keys of the
eity from the hands of the lord mayor.'
when she drove in state to St. Paul'?
cathedral. We threaded Fleet street
but could not see to the farther shore.
"Mere is her majesty's tower." said
Prentice, but nothing of it was visible,
not one stone upon another. We cro.v:
ed London bridge almost without
knowing it. The waters of the Thames,
which are but condensed fog. were in
visible from the parapet, and the steam
ferries wire picking their way cau
tiously ant looking very like marine
monsters in a muddy aquarium. W(
crawled though the tunnel for foot
tratlie umhr the Thames, which was
like a hole in the fog. and for hour?
carried the sky about on our shoulders.
It was a w Mlly. greasy and ill smellinp
sky. Our Histi-ils were clogged wih
cinders. Iik chimney flues, and there
were smiii'es all over our faces
Sometime for a moment or two wc
saw a -pd overhead that was like a
pale red vafer. and we knew it for
the sun. low lost to us. The lamps
that burti-d all day were like glow
worms foi dimness, and so we explor
ed the woiilers of the town and saw
as much o" it as a blind man see;, but
no inore.--,harles Warren Stoddard in
Killing time is a sure way of spoil
Reverence is the foundation of last-
Hatred often comes from only know
ing half of a man.
The sei.-e of duty is a sign of the
divine in nan.
The only sure thing about a lie is that
It w ill ne er die.
It is hrd for the leek to see why
IH .ple pi 'fer the lily.
.Many mistake their dreams about
heaven for deeds to lots up there.
After robbing Peter to pay Paul a
man usually torgets to settle with
'I here is
nothing prouder than Igm
ranee or more ignorai"-. liian pride.
There an some so called liupolishct
irems thai are not susceptible of beinj
polished. St. Louis Itepubiic.
A reader forwards me a pleasant ad
tilt ion to inv collection of printers' er
rors, says T. P.'s London Weekly. It
was told him by the late C. Farquhar-
soii Find lay. for some years editor of
the Dover Chronicle, as having hap
pelted to him personally. He had oc
a.-ion to write of the "blind guides
who strain at a gnat and swallow a
camel." which appeared in print as
'who strain at a ouart and swallow a
Did auy of my readers notice. I won
dcr. a deiiglittul error ot tins kind in
one of the reviews, in which Sir Henry
Campbell t'.anuerman was described as
"bramli-hif g a mailed fish;" It rather
reminds one of the famous Spoonerism
about "feeling a half warmed fish in
Tli rowl nic the IliiuilUcrc-hlef.
Statement copied from an old liianu
cnpt: "In the I-oiuidling Hospital the
Roys are bo'in.l apprentices, the Wo
men when ni.-.rriageable are conducted
In procession thro' ye streets, and any
Voting Man who sees one He wd wish
for a Wife is at liberty to mark Her by
throwing his handkerchief." The fur
ther formalities ret pi! red previous to
matrimony are not stated. Perhaps
this peculiar custom is the origin of
the expression "throwing the handker
chief." Nineteenth Century.
M10NG THE ESKIMOS.
r.'uii-liiiiKhier Is Xot t'lieoiiiiuoli. and
1'iiljpini.v Ik Hnre.
M.iu-laughtcr is by no means uncom
mon among the Fskimo heathen na
tives, according to Professor Krlksen.
but invariably leads to a kind of ven
detta between the relatives of the uuir-
lerer ami those of the murdered per
son. Again, if a young married man or
his wife dies the surviving party has
the right to kill the small children
Fhonld he or she not be In a position
(o ...,.,. t!lrjr m:li
lnv-nin on the other
hand, are will-
imrly supported by their relatives.
Children are never beaten or punished,
no matter how badlv thev behave. The
Fskitnos explain this custom by say
ing that the children have no power of
understanding and therefore have no
idea of wrong and punishment.
Polygamy Is unusual, as there Is a
scarcity ot Lskimo women. In spite
of ibis, however, the professor met
several men who had two wives. The
exchange of wives is very freuuent.
Wives hum obey their husbands: oth-ervvi-e
they are beaten. Husbands
maintain that their wives must be
beaten several times annually to pre
vent their ties ire for supremacy in the
household from becoming too persist
ent. The Inventor of Today.
The inventor Is no longer invested
with the pathos and romance of un
requited patience, but is the man of all
others who leaps to eminence and for
tune. St. Ixniis Republic.
Of 100,000 children ten years old 31,
213 will survive to the age of seventy-three.
A VVfinj ;, v
ON IhL OCEAN'S FLOOR.
llow It KccIm to Go Dottii Into
Sea Iu a Divlns Dell.
How it feels to go down into the sea
hi a diving bell Is described as fol
lows by one who made the descent:
"Putting on a pair of stockings, leg
gings and heavy b(ots. I Jumped on to
the seat when the huge bell ft weigh
ed forty tons and was as larj' as a
good sized room was swung by the
powerful crane over the staging, and
gradually we were lowered Into the.
sea. The sensation at first was very
strange. As we entered the water,
which was driven out of the bell by
compressed air, there was a distinct
buzzing sound in the ears and head. I
was told to hold my nose and blow
through it. and I did so. Slowly wc
descended and at last reached the bot
tom, some fifty feet below the surface.
The bell in question was seventeen feet
long and ten feet wide. There were
six of us in It. It was lighted by elec
tricity and was almost as bright as
day. We first landed on a bed which
the divers had previously leveled. The
moment the bell toucneu me grouuu
there was nerhaps about two feet of
water In It. This was quickly driven
out by the compressed air, when we
walked on comparatively dry ground
with the sea all around us.
"Py sending signals up to the man
in charge of the great crane to which
the bell is attached the apparatus can
be moved as its occupants wish. Aft
er inspecting the smooth bed on which
the bottom blocks are laid we wont
out to sea and. landing on the bottom
again, obtained some idea of the ditll
culties of diguing a foundation on the
floor of the ocean. It was ragged and
rocky. Four met work In a hell un
der a pressure of twenty-seven pounds
to the square inch for three hours at a
time, digging up the gi nind until it is
perfectly smooth and lvcl. The ma
terial is thrown Into j: large wooden
box swung in the center of the bell.
'Climbing to our seats again, the
man gave the neces-ary signals, and
away we went, all under water, of
course, until we landed once more upon
the stones just placed In position. The
electric lights iu die bell are placed
close to the thick it tie glass windows.
When we stayed rn the bottom quietly
for a little while he fish darted at the
light, but at the noise of a shovel they
BITS FROM THE WRITERS.
A man never loves a woman so well
as when he lus been able to come to
her rescue. Alice Woods rihuan.
The man with an opinion is shunned
as though ho carried about him the
germs of infectious disease. Alfred
I never can make out why those can
did people who always say what they
think have such unpleasant thoughts.
Fidess a man believes in liimseir ue
may as well be buried Immediately
for all the work he is going to do in
the world. Sidney Allnutt.
The man who hopes for ludhing will
generally attempt nothing. Tomor
row" should always fling its light of
promise upon 'today.' Rev. Silas K.
Since the garden of Kden men have
taken a go:xl deal mo' pleasure in lay
In' blame on thar wives than In layiu'
blame on the devil. Kllen Clasgow.
Itnlph AYnldo Riiiernoirn Stove.
ltalph Waldo Emerson was a man of
rare Integrity and very particular
about small things. One day a new
cooking stove had been provided for
his house, and, although the stove came
very highly recommended, it proved
thoroughly unsatisfactory and most
provoking, as it did everything but
what It was expected to do. After
awhile the family was in despair, and
some one suggested sending It to auc
tion. "What" exclaimed Emerson. "Trans
fer our own perplexity to another pair
of shoulders? No, never, unless the
-tove Is labeled 'Imperfect.' "
And so "Imperfect" It was labeled
and sold at a great discount. Boston
The Olileitl Book.
Max Midler said that the Rrahmans
in particular pride themselves on the
age of their Vedas. which, according
to some critics, date from (5000 15. ('.:
according to others, from 1200 or l."00
H. C. Even this more moderate date
Is far beyond that of the Old Testa
ment or any other sacred book, so that
to the Rrahmans must be given Uie cred
it, if credit there be. of possessing the
oldest, the most remote and conse
quently the most dlllicult of the sacred
books of the world.
e iitlmcnta Which. It I Snl.l. I-Iir-
nllv l'olxou Our Wood.
Anger, fc'ir, anxiety, are among the
emotions ot sentiments which literal v
poison our blood. It has often been
said that evil thoughts are poisonous.
the meaning being that they corrupt
other people, but the real fact is that
they poison our own bodies.
By losing control of ourselves and
indulging iu auger, by yielding to anx
iety, fear and unwholesome thoughts,
we cause an irritation or disturbance
which, according to the latest savings
of scientists, has the effect of nrodne-
ing a poison in the blood that mav
have serious consequence::.
Naturalists declare that the venom
of snakes Is generated by anger and
fear; that It Is rapidly collected in a
special receptacle and thence dis
charged at the object of Its anger or
fear, and It Is further explained that
the same process takes place iu the
human body, but that we have no spe
cial organ to receive It, and It therefore
disperses in the blood, acting against
ourselves instead of for our protection
Be that as it may. it is generally con
ceiled that we are literally poisoned by
the emotions mentioned and by anv
sentiment or passion which upsets tin
smooth working of our minds.
Thackeray' HoNt of Characters
Some one who has been looking at the
ist of haracters iimni..i-,i,ui t.. t. .
last volume of an edition of Thackeray's
works lias calculated that thdr num
ber totals up to between 3,000 and
3..-P0. We have not cheeked the esti
mate, but. accepting it as accurate,
share the discoverer's astonishment.
Justice Harlan of the United States
supreme court strongly favors the
building of u national Presbyterian ca
thedral in this city.
The veteran justice In explaining
how the need of such a cathedral In
Washington was brought home to him
raid: "I have noticed upon every public
occasion that I have attended since I
came to Washington, whether it was
an Inauguration or something else
where there was occasion for an open
ing and closing prayer, It was uni
formly an Episcopalian and a Catholic
who were Invited to fulfill this service.
Our pastors are never called upon to
appear upon occasions of that sort."
In explaining this alleged oversight
of Presbyterian ministers Justice liar
Ian stated that It Is his belief that It
has been caused by the fact that the
church has not sufficiently brought It
self forward Into the notice of the pub
lic and Is not, as It were, centralized
enough. After giving this and other
kindred matters his thoughtful and
earnest consideration he arrived at the
conclusion that the Presbyterian
church is In great need of a national
church building on the order of a ca
thedral, with all of the proper appurte
nances, located In this city and erected
and supported by the Presbyterians
throughout the country.
Adce'w TVheellnar Tour.
Second Assistant Secretary of State
Adee, who recently sailed for Havre,
France, will make that port the point
of departure on a bicycle trip of about
l.oOO miles through the byways of cen
tral and southern France. He will be
accompanied part of the way by Alex
ander Thackara, consul at Rouen. Mr.
Adee expects to return to Washington
early in July.
Monument to War Xariei.
An interesting event of the recent
convention of superintendents of the
Training School For Nurses of the
Fnited States and Canada and the
Associate Alumni of the United States
was the unveiling at Arlington 2q.
tlonal cemetery of a monument to the
memory of the departed Spanish-American
The monument cost $1,900 and Is of
granite. T feet inches high by 0 feet
square. On the top Is carved a maltese
cross, the nurses' emblem. In heroic
size, and on a panel on the front are
the words, "To Our Comrades." The
monument is located In the center of
the plot of ground set aside for the
Spanish-American war nurses and
where four of them are already burled.
The Capital's Population.
Returns received from the census
enumerators by Major Sylvester Indi
cate a total population for the District
of :,,H,.443 as against a total of 277.7S2
In 1S7. These figures show an In
crease of 44.0.1H during the eight years.
This year's returns show a total white
population of -227.007. an Increase of
IS.i.'O over the last census. The col
ored population Is shown to be 94.838,
or an increase of 0,313.
Open Air Breakfat.
Breakfast In the open air is the latest
For several seasons a
ones have followed the practice of en
joying their morning repast alfresco,
but not until this spring have outdoor
breakfasts become anything like gen
eral. The White House set the exam
ple, and rhe diplomatic world, the high
otliclals and the smart residential set
have been quick to follow.
Onlr One White Houne.
Although President Roosevelt when
he succeeded McKinley ordered that
the stationery be headed "White
House" Instead of the old and meaning
less "Executive Mansion." it has been
found necessary for the secretary of
the treasury to Issue another edict to
compel those in official life to recognize
the fact that the official home of the
president is to be called by the popular
Every citizen who gets to the nation
al capital Immediately Insists on see
ing a few of the important buildings,
and he never thinks of asking a coach
man to drive him to the executive man
sion. He wants to see the White House,
and the driver knows what he means.
In common parlance or In political
writing or speaking the latter term la.
always used. There nre some forty
flve executive mansions In this coun
try, but there is only one White House,
and. though it seems rather bald if one
analyzes the term, it Is sufficiently dis
tinctive for all purposes.
.lIodelA of Airahipn.
Models of four airships are now sus
pended from the celling In the east
hall, division of technology, of the Na
tional museum. Three of Uie airships
are the Inventions of Professor Lang
ley, secretary of the Smithsonian insti
tution. The other airship is a model
of the Invention of J. Strlngfellow of
England, which was made and tested
One of the Langley airships is the
aerodrome which made Its first suc
cessful Illght May G. 1S90, at Quantlco.
Vn. This aerodrome was Uie first en
gine driven machine to fly successfully
In the history of Uie world. Since May,
1S90, lt has made several successful
flights of about one-half mile each.
The machine weighs thirty pounds.
AnoUier of the Langley airships is
quite similar to the first. wIUi the ex
ception of Improvements on the pro
peller and wings, nnd the third ma
chine Is n model of Professor Lang
ley's latest Invention, the airship with
which he experimented for several
nionUis last year down the Potomac
The Strlngfellow airship was called
the aeroplane, and It was exhibited at
the Crystal palace. In London, in 1S08.
It Is notable for having Uie lightest en
gine ever Invented In proportion to Its
I,0er. CARL SCHOFIELD.
To show you how advisable It Is that
great attention should be given to the
study of Greek I wanted to present
Oedipus Rex" on my London stage. I
"ent to the lord chamberlain tn sk- ids
permission. "No," he replied, -certain-J'
not." -Rut." I answered, "they do
It at Oxford." "Yes " i,i i, w
they do It In Greek and nnhn.lv Imdpr.
stands It. Play It in ni- .i t m
Kve you my permission " That- ttms
compulsory Greek wIUi a vengeance.