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HOW SHE IROMED HIS SHIRT,
I'm afruM you niny think liltn n dnnrtj-, .
And mention It, Jo Ills (Horace,
When I h'lt you tilt front embroidered,
And the Jieck nml uleeve trimmed Itli laec
But I Ironed It with sucli a filling
As lu vrr ikwmcm! me before,
Thotich rdlamidiwllilsMilrte, a full hundred,
Anil mndc tliem for blm by the fcore.
But tender! v bending o'er this one,
I i-ald, "I5Ies bis beait," nnd "Sweet bovl"
And, Mtiootlilng the lacu on tin- neckband,
I lingered o minute to toy
Willi the frill us It lay ou my flnfccr.
And. though you may think I was soft,
I prewted two quick klsc ujxm It,
And laughingly held It aloft.
I know wives don't usually do this,
"When Ironing elilrts for their lords;
They're more apt to Indulge In n tantrum
Of spite o'er their Ironing boards.
But list, and I'll tell you the secret,
And you'll fympatblze with me, I know,
As one noman will with another,
If she the white feather will show.
My little girl up to her graimny's
Was stajlng the morning before,
And while fche was rummaging, childlike,
'.Midst fomo duds In an old bureau drawer,
Bhe captured a plilrt which her papa,
When he wns n baby, had worn,
And lagged It to rig up her dolly;
As It was wrinkled and torn.
Returned home, (he paid: "Mamma, wash It,"
And fo, ns I did her behest,
And thought bow my terrible giant
AVIthln Its wee size had liceri pressed,
Do you wonder I said "Mess lilt heart," as
My fancy presented to view,
A miniature phase of the monster
Who now measures Just six feet two?
Virginia 0. UMU.
A SCQUETj TO MATIHA8 B.VNDOItF ANI
12y Jules "Verne,
ZUTHOn OP "jOUIINEY TO Till! CENTItB
OF THIS ICAHTII, "TIM TO THE HOOK,
"AltOO.NI Till! WOULD IN EIGHTY
DAYS," " MIOnAKIj STItOOOlT,"
"TWENTY THOUSAND TjUAOUES
UNUEll THE HKA," KTO. , ETO.
TitmelatUm copyrtohtttX by a. IP. llanna, isss.
CHAPTER XIV CONTINUED.
Suddenly nt twonty-Bovcn minutes to
nino, tho Doctor interrupted himself,
"Cnrponais now leaving tho hospi
And n niinuto afterwards ho mldod:
"Ho has just passed through tho gato
of tho penitentiary 1"
Tho tono with whiuh tho words woro
pronounced hud n strungo effect on
those nround him, The governor alono
continued to shako his head.
Then tho conversation for nnd ngninst
Iionn again, each ono saying but a little
nt i tinio, until nt flvo minutes to nino
lh Doctor interrupted thorn for tho
" Carpono, is nt the front door."
Almost immediately afterwards 0110 of
the servants entered tho drawing-room
nnd told tho governor that a man
die-sod like a convict was waiting below
nnd insisted on seeing him.
"Let him eomo in I" replied tho gov
cn r, whoso incredulity began to van
iii'i in faeo of tho facta.
" As nino o'clock struck, Cnrpona ap
pended at tho door of tho drawing-room.
WHmut appearing to seo nny of those
pri'M-nt, nlthougli his eyes were wido
open, ho walkod up to tho governor, ami,
kneeling before him, said:
"Hire, I ask you to pardon mo."
The governor, absolutely dumb
founded, as if ho himself was under nn
hnlliii' nation, know not what to say.
"V..i can pardon him," said thoDoo
or Willi a smile; "ho will have no recol
lection of nil this I"
" I grant you your pardon 1" said tho
governor, with all tho dignity of the
Lung of all tho Spains.
"And to that pardon, Sire," said Car
pona, still bonding low, "will you add
the cross of Isabella r"
"I give it you I"
Aud then Carpena made ns though to
lako something from tho governor's
hand nnd nttneh tho imaginary cross to
his breast. Then he rose, and walking
baokwnrd quitted tho room.
This time tho whole company fol
lowed him to tho front door.
"I will go with him, 1 will mvi him go
back to tho hospital," said the governor,
tniKgUng with himself ns if loath to
yield to the ovidenee of his senses.
"Gome, then 1" said tho Doctor.
And tho governor, Pierre Bathory,
Doctor Autokirtt aud tho rest, followed
after Oarponn as ho went along tho road
towards tho town. Namir, who had
watched him siuco he left the peniten
tiary, glided along in the shadow and
continued to watch.
Tho night win rather dark. Tho
Bpaniard walked along at a regular pace
with no hesitation in his stride, Tho
governor and his guests were twenty
paces behind him, with tho two warders
who hud received ordors to keep him in
Tho road as it approaches tho town,
bonds round a small creek, forming tho
eeoond harbor ou that side of the rock.
On tho black, motionless water, dickered
the reflection of two or three lights,
They came from tho ports and lanterns
of tho Ferrato, whoso hull looraod largo
lu the darkness.
As lie iv.uilied this spot, Oarpoua left
(ho road and inclined to the right
towards a heap of rooks which rose from
the shore a dozen foot u way. Doubtles
gesture from tho Doctor, numum by
nny ono porhaps n simple njpwtlon
of his will had obliged the Spaniard to
leave tho path.
Tho warders prepared to close tip bo
us to send him back ; but the governor,
Knowing iliut no eniNipo from that mdo
wns possible, ordered them to leave him
Howevor, Garpeim halted on one cf
(ho rooks as if he luid l)ieu struck
moJbuU-a, cuit.1 llxgd thoio by some
' ' II I I I - I , T
CAItPENA BEFORE THE
irresistible powor. Ho tried to lift his
feet, to move his arms, but ho could not.
Tho Doctor's will within him, nailed
him to tho ground.
Tho governor looked at him for a
minuto or so ; then ho said to his guest:
"Well, Doctor, whether ho is awnko
or not, wo must giro in to tho evidence 1"
"You aro convinced, qui to convinced ?"
"Yes, quito convinced that thoro aro
things wo must boliovo in like tho
brutes I Now, Doctor Antekirtt, sug
gest to him to go back to tho peniten
tiary I Alfonso XIL commands it 1"
Tho governor had hardly finished tho
sentonoe boforo Carpena, without utter
ing a sound, throw himsolf into tho
water. Was it an accidont? Was it a
voluntary act on his part ? Had somo
fortuitous cirourastanco intervenoil to
snatch him out of tho Doctor's powor?
No ono could say.
Immediately thoro was a goncral rush
to tho rocks, and tho warders ran on to
tho bench. Thoro Avns no traco of Car
pena. Somo fishing-boats camo up, as
did the boats from tho yacht. All was
usolean. They did not oven find tho
corpse, which tho ourront would carry
out to sea.
"Iam vory sorry, your Excellency,"
said tho Doctor, "that our experiment
has had so tragical an end, which it was
impossible to anticipate."
"But how do you account for it?"
askod tho governor.
"The reason is, that in tho oxcrciso
of this suggostivo power, of which you
cannot dony tho effects, there aro inter
mittauces. That man escaped mo for
an instaut, undoubtedly, aud oithor
from h;a being seized with vertigo or
somo other causo, ho fell off tho rocks I
It is a great pity, for wo havo lost such
a splendid specimen!"
" Wo havo lost a scamp nothing
mora I ' said tho governor, philoso
phically. And that was Carpoim's funeral
Tho Doctor nnd Piorro thon took
leave of tho governor. They had to
start boforo day-break for Autokirtta,
aud they were profuse in their thanks
to their host for tho hospitable woloomo
ho had given them in tho Spanish colony.
Tho governor Bhook tho Doctor's
hand, wished him a pleasant journoy,
nnd after promisiug to ooiuo and boo
him, returned to his house.
Perhaps it may bo said that Doctor
Antekirtt had Munowhnt abused tho
good faith of tho (lovemor of Ceuta.
His conduct under tho circumstances is
certainly open to criticism. Hut wo
should not forgot tho work to which
Count Sandorf had oonsecratod his life.
"A thousand roads-ono ond!" Aud
this was ono of tho thousaud roads ho
had to take.
A few minutes afterwards, ono of tho
boats of the Forruto had taken them on
board. Luigi was waiting for thorn as
(hoy camo up tho sido.
'l'linf ,nii V" nu1.-.,il Mm Tinntnr
"According to your orders," said
Luigi, "our boat wan near tho rooks
and picked him up after his fall, and ho
is under look and koy in tho foro-cabiu."
" Ho has said nothing ?" asked Pierre.
"How could he nay anything? Ho
seems asleep and unoousolous of fns
"Good," answered the Doctor; "I
willed that Carpena should fall from
those rocks, aud ho fell I 1 willed that
ho should s'oop, and ho sleeps I When
I will that ho wakes, ho shall wake I
And now, Luigi, up auohor aud away I"
Tho sloam was up, nnd n fow minutes
aftorwards the Ferrato was off, heading
out to boa straight for Autokirtta.
BEVT.NTKUN TIMES I
"Sovontoen timos ?"
"Yes, tho red has passed sevonteen
"Is it possible ?"
"It may bo'.imponsiblo, but it is I"
"And tho players are mad agaiust it Y'
"More than 000.000 francs won by
tho tank I"
"Seventeen times! hevonteon timas!"
"At rouletto or troute-eUquaranter"
"It is fifteen years since anything
like it !"
"Fifteen youre, throe months, nud
fuurUHiiwliQur&M ooolly remarked an old
gtimbltr, iHilwnfing to Out honomblo
chus of tho miul "Yus tjir, and a
00VEIIN0K OF CENTA.
very strango thing it was in tho height
of summer, on tho 10th of Juno, 1807 I
know soraethina about it J"
Such was tho conversation, or rather
tho chorus of exclamation that was
heard in tho vestibulo and peristylo of
tho Cerclo des Etrangers at Monte
Carlo, on tho evening of the 3rd of
October, eight days after tho escapo of
Carpena from tho Spanish penitentiary.
Among tho crowd of gamblers mon
and women of all nations, ages, nnd
classes thoro was quito an uproar of
enthusiasm. Thoy would willingly
havo greotod tho rod as tho equal of tho
horso that had carried off tho Epsom,
Derby or tho Longclmmps Grand Prix.
In fact, for tho peoplo that tho Old and
Now Worlds daily pour into tho princi
pality of Monaco, this sorios of seven
teen had quito tho importanco of a
political event affecting tho laws aud
equilibrium of Europe.
It will easily bo believed that tho red
in its somewhat extraordinary obstinacy
had made a good many victims, and that
the winnings of tho bank had been con
siderable. Nearly a million of francs,
said some which meant that nearly tho
whole of tho players had becomo infuri
ated at the extraordinary series of passes.
Uotween them, two foreigners had
paid a largo part of what thoso gentlo
men of tho board of green cloth call tho
"devoino" one, very cool, vorv self-
restrained, although tho emotions within
him were traceable in his pallid face ;
tho other with his features distorted,
his hair in disorder, his look that of a
madman or desperado aud theso had
justdesconded tho steps of tho peristyle,
and were s-trolliiig out under tho trees
on tho tcrr.tee.
" That makes moro than 100,000 francs
that tho cursed series has cost us," said
"You may as well say llft,000," paid
tho younger, in tho tono of a eashior
casting a column.
"And now I havo only got 203,000
and hardly that," said tho first gambler.
"Ono hundred and ninety-seven
thousand," said tho other, in tho same
"Yes! of nearly two inillious that I
onco hail, when you made mo como
witli you 1"
"Ono million soven hundred and
seventy-five thousand francs 1"
"And that in loss than two months!"
"In ono month and sixteen days! '
"Sarcany!" exclaimed tho eldest,
whom his companion's cooluoss seemod
to exasperato as much as tho ironical
precision with which ho rolled out tho
Toronthal and Sarcany woro tho
speakers. Since leaving llaguna, in tho
short spnea of threo mouths they had
reached tho verge of ruiu. Aftor dissi
pating all that thoy had received as tho
reward of their abominable treachery,
Surcany had hunted his acoomphco out
of Itagusn, taking Sava with them, and
then had enticed him into gambling and
every dissipation in which ho could
squander his wealth. It is only just,
however, to say that the old banker,
daring speculator as ho was, had in
days gone by more than once riskod his
fortuno in hazardous adventures in
which luck was his only guide.
How could Toronthal resist ? Was ho
not more thau ever in the power of tho
Tripolitnu broker? Sometimes he
revolted, but Sarcany had obtained an
irrosistiblo ascendency over him, and
tho wretched man fell so heavily that
strength almost failed him to rise again,
so that Sammy was not at all uneasy
about the occasional fancies that Toron
thal had to withdraw from his inlluonoo.
The brutality of his retorts and the
implacability of his logio soon brought
Toronthal back beneath the yoke.
In leaving Itagusa, under eircum
slancas which will not havo been forgot
ten, thoir first earo had been to put
Sava in some safe place undor the charge
of Namir. And now, in this retreat at
Tetuau, on the borders of Morocco, it
would have been diftioult, if not impos
sible, to find her. There, Sarcuny's
pitiless cotupsuion undertook to break
down the girl's resolution, and tour
from her her ooiiMMit to the luHrrmgo.
Unshaken in her repulsion aud
strengthened by the reoolifutiou of
Ptrre, Suvh hitherto had obstinately
resisted. Hut could she always do o 1
In the numntiiue Sarcany never coated
eaaiting his oojtipnniou to plunge into
the follies of the gnniiug.table, although
lit had lost his own fortuno in. a similar.
war. In France, in Itdr, in Germanr,
in tho trreat centres where cli me" k-"!U
house in all its forms, on the Exchange,
ou tho race-course, in the clubn of the
great capitals, in tho watering-places
ns in tho seasido towns, Silas Toronthal
had followed ns Sarcany led, and had
soon been reduced to n fow hundred
thousands of francs. Whilo tho banker
risked his own monoy, Sarcany risked
tho banker's, and down tliis doubla
slope both went to ruin nt double quick
time. What gamblers call the "devcino
had been dead against them, and it was
not for want of trying every chanco that
ottered. In short, their nmuscnient
cost them tho best part of the millions
rcoeived from tho possessions of Count
Sandorf, nnd it had oven becomo neces
sary to offer for salo tho house in tho
Stradono at Itagusa.
And so thoy had been nt Mon to Carlo
for the last threo weeks, never leaving
tho tables of tho club, trying tho most
iufalliblo dodgC3, working out schemes
that always went awry, studying tho
rotation of tho cylinder of tho roulotto,
when tho croupier's hand was tiring
during his lost quarter hour of duty,
loading to tho maximum numbers which
obstinately rof usod to como, combining
simple combinations with multiplo com
binations, listening to tho advice of
ruinod old stagers, becoming profes
sional gamblers, trying, in fact, every
imbecilo device, employing every stupid
fetish which could cl-xss tho gambler
between tho child who has no reason,
and tho idiot who has for over lost it
And not only did they risk their monoy,
but they cnfcobled their intelligence by
imagining absurd combinations, and
they compromised their personal dignity
by the familiarity which tho frequenting
of the vory mixed assembly imposed
upon all. In short, at tho close of tho
evening, which would hereafter bo cele
brated in tho annals of Monte Carlo,
owing to thoir obstinacy in struggling
against a series of soventeon rouges nt
tronto-ot-quaranto, thoy had loft off with
less than 200,000 francs between them.
But if thoy wero nearly ruined, they
had not yet lost their senses, and whilo
thoy woro talking on tho terraco thoy
noticed a gambler who had becomo sud
denly derangod, and who was running
through tho gardens shouting
"It turns ! It goes on turning !"
Tho unfortunato man imagined that
ho had just put his monoy on tho coming
number, and that tho cylinder in n
movomont of fantastic gyration was
turning, and doomed to turn for ages 1
Ho was mad I
"Have you becomo calmor, Silas?"
askod Sarcany, of his compauion.
"Docs not that lunatio toach you to
kcop cool 1 Wo havo not won, it is true,
but tho luck will turn, and without our
doing anything to mako it. Why try to
better it ? It is dangerous, and besides,
it is useless! You cannot chango tho
run if it is bad, and you would not
chango it when it is good! Wait then,
and when tho luck turns, lot us bo
bold and mako on r game whilo tho run
TO BE CONTINUED.
Poor littlo Carolino Terbass spent
seventy-six years and seven months
trying to reach :i woman's estate, and
then gavo up tho vain endeavor and
died. Up to her twelvth year, says The
New York World, she was apparently
like other girls; then sho suddenly
stopped, never to grow again. Al
though living somo years beyond the
average of human life, tho girl never
became a Woman, and when tho coro
ner called to view her remains, she
having died without medical atten
dance, ho found tho body of a girl oi
11 topped by the head of maturity and
tho faco of age.
For many years Miss Terbass was a
familiar figure on Fifth avonuo, in tho
neighborhood of tho reservoir, and
many people talked about tho child-
woman who lived at tho corner of l-orty-lirt
street. Nobody could guess hor
age, for there was not a light streak in
tho dark tresses which sho could nearly
walk upon, they being four feot long,
while sho was only four feet threo
inches in heicht. Tho kindly faco was
somewhat sharp and aquilino, but it
had few of tho wrinkles belonging to
hor great age. Somotinies pooplo a
block away heard hor shrieks and won
dored. They did not know how nmr
velously sensitive hor skin was, which
caused her to cry out when simply
touched nnd to yell when washed.
Threo sistors had grown to tall and
lino-looking women, whilo littlo Caro
line halted at eloven's milo stone; one
of them, Mrs. Louisa llarnuiu, was
innrried, but none of them was unfaith
ful to her sistorly trust. They cared
tenderly for tho bright-wittcd littlo
freak, and whon over a year ago her
ories made something of a nuisance,
thoy moved to a less thickly populated
neighborhood in East Seventy-fifth
streot. - For about a year tho sonsitivo
noss extended to tho nails, which Caro
lino has not allowed to bo touched.
Lately sho has been somewhat dement
ed, aud she died suddenlv boforo the
faniilv nhvsieian could be called. Cor-
onor Mes.s'einer took tho case, thoro bo
ng undoubtedly groti, medical interest
in it, and performed an autopsy in tho
prosenoe of Dr. Manning and Dr. F. C.
Anthes. Heyond tho uncut too and
linger nails and certain organio pecu
liarities, ho found the perfectly formod
body of an apparent girl of 11. Tho
spine was straight, and thoro was no
outward deformity. At tho request of
the family he made no examination of
"Who giveth this woman nway?"
iskcd the Rural Amorlonn clergyman
in n wedding service "I could," eme
tho volco of n young nmn from tho
lery, "but I'd uovor bo so mean."
The Workingnmn's Friend.
"For my part," said Lord Mauuilay,
In discussing tho ten-hour bill in the
house of commons, "I have not tho
smallest doubt that if wo and our an
cestors had, during tho last three cen
turies worked just as hard on Sundays
as on the week da, wo should havo at
this moment a poorer people and a less
civilized people than wo are, that thoro
would havo been less production than
there has been, that tho wages of the
laborer would have been lower than
the' are, and that some other nation
would havo been now making cotton
and woolen s lull's and cutlery for tho
The Sabbath is a necessity for the
best interest of tho working classes.
Suppose tho day to bo abstracted from
the world, and how sad to this import
ant portion of the community would
be the result. Think of the labor thus
going on in ono monotonous and con
tinuous and eternal cycle, limbs forever
on tho rack, lingers forever playing,
the eye-balls forover straining, tho brow
forever sweating, tho feot forever plod
ding, the brain forever throbbing, tho
shoulders forever stooping, tho loins
forever aching, and tho mind forever
scheming. Think of tho beauty it would
ell'ace, of the nierry-heartcdness it would
exhaust, of aspirations it would crush,
of the sickness it would breed, of tho
projects it would wreck, of tho groans
it would extort, of lives it would im
molate, of the cheerless graves it would
ircmaturely dig. Hunk of what toil
njr and moiling thero would be, what
sweating and fretting, grinding and
hewing, weaving anil spinning, sowing
and gathering, mowing and reaping,
raising anil building, uiggmganu plant-
I ry ,,,i1nnll,,r. i,,it cfn,-itwr cft-tt.l,,rr
liQf lllHUUlltll ...... .VS.1U-, O.UMH
and struggling, in tho garden and in
the field, in the grancry and on tho
farm, in tho factory and tho mill, in
tho warehouse and in tho shop, on tho
mountain and in the ditch, on tho
roadsido and in woods, in tho city and
in the country, on tho sea and on tho
shore, on tho earth in days of brightest
sunlight and in day of gloom, and no
day of rest!
Now, m contrast with this stato of
tilings, think of the blessing which tho
Sabbath brings with it to the class wo
aro describing. How do they rejoice
when tho cares and perplexities of tho
week aro ended, so that thoy may with
draw themselves for a littlo while from
life's busy scene. Tho day of rest
dawns upon them with benignant lus
tre. It rescues them from everything
painful in tho inferiority of their allot
ment lor a season, anil reminds them
that, whatever bo tho depression of
their civil cond tion, thoy may still be
tho Lord's frecdinen. They visit tho
same sanctuary, and join in tho same
songs ot praise w.th thoso on whom
they fell llioniolves in a measure de-
londent. They enjoy tho happiness of
domestic intercourse. Thus passes tho
day, and they riso the next morning
with a peaceful bosom and an invigor
ated frame, sustained by a feeling of
self-respect and braced by a feeling of
contentment, to resume tho duties ot
their proper calling. Unquestionably,
therefore, the Sabbath is the working
man's friend, and to deprive hiin of it
would be to rob him of one of the rich
est boons that heaven has conferred
upon him. Presbyterian Encyclopedia.
A party of men while out fishing
stopped at the house of old Zob Foster
nnd asked to bo served with dinnor.
"Wo have not succeeded in catching
any fish," said one of the men, "and if
you have any on hand cook them for
Old Foster redec-fed for ft mometit
and replied: "I hates tor diserp'int
di'in uder goncrinen, but I reckons dat
I'll hafter. How would some d' do
linos' mountain cats suit ycr?"
' Are thoy anything liko a channol
Oh, no, sah, not or tall. Better don
any channel cats ycr ebor seed, but da
comes sorter high, deso mountain cats
"All right, cook them."
"Do bes' way ter cook 'cm, sah, is
tor stow 'em, take out all do bones and
den fry 'em."
"Go ahead, I tell you."
"Dat's whut I'so gwino ter do. ,Ics'
wants tor lot ycr know datyor'Il haf
ter pav putty well or dollar cr piece."
Tho dinner was served. Tho gontlo
nien agreed that thoy had never liefore
eaten such excellent fish ami thoy made
the old negro proniiso that ho would,
when sent for. como to town and cook
for the lllue Wood Club. Just us tho
gentlemen arose from tho meal aftor
having paid old Foster who at onco
retired to tho kitchen a boy camo in
and boiran to cry.
"What's tho matter Hub?"
"Pap'll wimp mo of I tells yor."
"We won't let him whip you."
"Wall, vor ouhtor gin mo somo
inonov too,' fur ono o' dem cats whut
vor eat wuz mine."
. . . . .... ...
"Uiii you caicu iir
"No. sah. but I found it in do big
road wunst an' it follered mo home.
It had do soro eyes an' lnur put some
grease on 'em an' da got woll."
Tito mon "gagged" and with simul
taneous impulse, rushed into tho
kitchen. Tho old man was not thero,
but thoy found tho heads nud skins of
two cats, as thoy wero driving toward
homo, just as thoy wero passing under
a blu 11', old Foster poked his head from
behind i rock, high abovo tho road,
"Say, down dar, whtit's ycr hurry?"
Tho" wagon was stonpod and ono of
the men seized a gun. The head disap
peared, but tho volco was not silent:
"Said yor wanted mountain cats an'
ycr got 'ein. llof o' dem cuts wuz
raised up on do mountain or long timo
or go. Gonerinen nius' bo gitten hard
tar pleasu dose days. Oh, I know alt o'
vor. Yor 'longs ter the Stato Central
Dimoerntie Committee. Got erhoad o'
da dimocraU one time. shu. Dribe on,
gonerinen. Kaiu't talk tor yor no
longer. Got ter go back nn' fry somo
bass for some ' Publican friou's o mine.
Say. leuuue know when dat olub wants
somo cats. I'so got my oyo ou or yallot
ono dat yor ken lioah squawl er mile."
Negro courtship in tho country is
A young man meets a young woman
in the road.
They pass on without saying anything I
moro. Several days afterward they
"Hv," says tho man.
"Whut ycr trable 'boutdis white
man's country so much fur?"
"Nobody's "bizness how much I trab
les 'bout. "
"Wind's yer name, honey?"
"Doan ycr call mo honey," sho in
"What'll yer do?"
"Mash ycr black mouf fur ver. dat's
"Yer wouldn, hit mc, cz good er
fricn' tor ycr ez I is,"
"Ain' no fricn' o' mine. Huh, I doan
know yer from a crow."
"Docs ycr want ter know mo?"
"My name is Mr. Moso Smith.
What s yerso'f's entitlement an' er
"Miss May Buck."
"W'y, how ycr do sister Buck?"
"Toler'blo. I thanks ycr, brudcr
"Whar gcr residencin' at de presson'
"Ober on do Jones plan, ation."
"Wall, I'll drap 6ber dar somo timo
an' see ycr. Good-bye."
Tho next Sunday lie calls on Miss
Buck. They greet each other cordially,
and after a few rambling remarks, Mr.
"Look heah, why doan ycr cit mar
"Case nobody wont hab me."
"Uh, iir, I knows bettor den dat"
"Ef ycr know'd whut made ycr ax
"Jis ter seo of yer'd tell do trufer
"Wall. I did."
I Knows somebody dat'll malr yer."
"Doan know whar yer'll fine him."
"Dat niout bo, but I lubs ycr."
"Oh, go on' quit yer foolishness.'
"I'so in 'arncst."
"Dat's whut I said."
'Didn' think yer wanted mc."
"But 1 docs. Whut yor say?"
They are married. Arkansaw Trave
Dosing a Horse.
Michael is the name of a good-natur
ed Hibernian who has the caro of the
horses owned by a well-known resident
of Euclid avenue. Not lonsrairo one of
his charges fell sick and refused to eat.
Michael is a linn believer in the virtues
of home remedies, and has a profound
contempt for the average horse doctor.
llo knew exactly what to give tho ani
mal, but the hitter steadily and firmly
refused to bo dosed. Over and over
again did tho patient Irishman try to
coax tho norso into swallowing tho me
dicinal powders, but tho beast resisted
every ellort. J hen Michael set his wits
to work to circumvent tho horso. At
last a brilliant scheme flashed upon'
him; ho would procure a tube, fill it
with the powder, insert it in the boast's
mouth, and blow it down his throat.
Tho rest of the story shall bo told in
Michael's own words. "J found a long
tin tube in the kitchen, d'jo mind, an'
I poured in a big doso of tliim midicin'
powders, an' holdin' ono hand over tho
lower ind to kapo the sthufl' from spil
lin I went out to tho shtablo au' ap
proached tho harsc. Wid somo diffi
culty I got the lower ind of the tubo in
his mouth, and thin put my lips to tho
upper ind. 1 drew in a good long
breath for a big blow, an' was just ago
in' to let lly a terrible pull", whin holy
murther of Moses! that bloody basto
gave a cough! Whoop! Tho dirty shtufi"
filled my eyes, an' nose, an' throat; an'
blinded, an' strangled, an' choked mc.
It got down into my stomach, an' I was
tho sickest Irishman you over la d your
two oyes on! You "bet your life, tho
next tinio Miko Murphy blows down a
tubo into a horse's mouth somo ono
ilso will find tho breath." Cleveland
China may bo proud of her Pokoo
and may sot aside her choicest Bohea
for tho cultivated throats of mandarins,
but ovonts seem to hint, saj-s The Lon
don Telegraph, that it is no longer her
destiny to fill the breakfast urns of
"foreign devils" with thoso sun-dried
leaves that have for so long formed her
staple trade. In Assam, to tho south,
and further down yet in Hindoostan,
where the black Dcccan soil dips away
in noblo terraces, to the teeming
plains of the Madras lowlands thoro aro
districts where tho tea shrub can be,
and is, as well and successfully cultivat
ed as it ever was besido the canals and
willow trees ul tho Celestial kingdom.
Ceylon, again, a littlo thrown back by
hor short crop, now finds sho can
grow good tea, and, what is equally im
portant, can dry and euro it to tho
curious and difl'erent tastes of Europe.
The industry is rising rapidly within
tho limits of that brightest jewel of tho
English crown, nnd tho island hillsides,
whoro the diseased-swopt piles of cotl'eo
bushos stood n jear or two ago, havo )
now put on a now livery of verdure and
prosperity, and tho "Hush" of now
leaves which marks tho commencement
of eaoh season finds a counterpart, wo
must hope, in tho cash account of En
glishmen who havo been down to tho
very bottom of tho woll of despondency
till this new enterprise rescued thorn.
This Ceylon tea is not a mere fancy
article ft is good storlmg "stutl","
commanding a high price in opon mar
ket, of recognized strength, cured with
tho best knowledgo of modern times
as regards tho best samples, at least
packed judiciously in woll choson wood,
and to bo had for tho asking in a steady
aud constant stream.