HUNTING OSTPJCIIES. (HOW THE ARAB OF THE DESERT CAPTURES BIG CAME. The Mont Fnvnrnlilo Timo tnr tho Chime, rreparntlon of tlio Horses Tho Gaiuo In View Methods of ilio Htintsinon. Tlio Capture. With tho Arabs of tlio desert tbo chase nnd canturoof tho ostrich is tho most nttrnctlvo and aristocratic of tho many diversions in which they indulge, Tlio first thing attended to when n hunt is contemplated is tho prep aration of tho hones. Theynro entirely de prived of grass nnd fed on barley for soven or eight days boforo tho intended hunt. Thoy nro allowed to drink only onco n day, nnd that at sunset; nt that timo thoy nro also washed. Thoy take long exercises, and great attention is paid to tho nrrnngcincnt of tho harness. Tlio Arab says that after seven or eight days tho stomach of tho liorso disap pears, whilo tho chest, tho breast anil croup remain in flesh. Tho animal b then in con dition to enduro fatigue. This training is called "tcohaha." Tho harness used in this hunting Is much lighter than that in ordin ary use, especially tho saddlo and tho stir rups, and tho ninrtingalo is dispensed with. Tho bridlo alo undergoes many changes, tho mounting and carlaps being tnl.-en away, as they nro considered too h"avy. Tlio bit nnd frontlet nro mado of ropo, without throat band, nnd tho ivins, though very strong, uto extremely light. Tho timo most fnvorablo for ostrich hunt ing is when tliero is tho greatest heat. Tho higher tho tcnipcraluro tho less is tho ostrich nblo to defend itself. Tho Arab Miys that when a man stands upright and lii3 nhadow 'is only tho length of Lb foot is tho exact timo to hunt. Each horseman is accom panied by n servant, called "zemmal." llo is mounted on a camel carrying four goat sUns filled with water, and barley for tho liorso, wheat flour for tho rider, somo dates, a l.ettlo In which to cook tho food, and everything -which can possibly bo required for tho repair ing of tho harness in caso of accident. Tho horseman wears u linen vest and trousers, and covers his neck and ears with a light material callod "hnvull," which Is tied with a tf p of a camel's hide. His feet lira protected by san dals and his legs by light gaiters, called "tra bag.' Ho has neither gun iior pistol, his only weapon licing n wild olrvo or tamarind stick, fivo or cix fcot long, with a heavy knob at ono end. nr.aiNNiNo nin JounNnr. TJeforo starting oir tho hunters ascertain where a largo number of ostriches nro to ba found. They nro generally mot with in places whero there is a great deal of grass and ruin has recently fallen. Tho hunters commenco their journey early in tlio morning. After ono or two days' traveling, whon thoy have arrived near tho desired spot and thoy begin to &co traces of their game, they halt and camp. After bottling, two intelligent slaves aro neat out to rcconiioitcr. Thoy carry n goat skin at their sido nnd a littlo bread. Thoy walk on until they find tho ostriches, which nro generally on elevated places. As noon as tho game Ls in viow ono lies down to watch and tlio other returns to convoy tho in formation to tho camp. Tho birds nro found in troops consisting often of ns many ns sixty. Tho horsemen, guided by tho scout, travel cautiously toward tho gnmo. Tho nearer-they approach tho spot tlio greater is their caution, nnd when thoy reach tho Inst ridgo which lildos them from the ostriches they dismount nnd creop forward to uncertain whether tho birds nru still there. If such is tlio case a tuodcrato quantity of water is given to the horses and each man mounts again nnd pro ceeds. Tho servants mid cuniclj follow a littlo distanco behind, carrying with thorn corn and water. Tho horsemen divldo and form n circla around tho ostriches nt such a dhitunco as not to bo noticed by Mum. Tho servants halt when tho horsemen separate, and ns soon as thoy son their masters in position thoy walk right boforo their prey. Tlio ostriches flee, but aro met by tho limitoiii, who nt ilrst only drlvo thorn back into tho circle. Thoy aro mado to run around tho ring, and In this way their strength it exhnustod. At tho ilrst sign of fatigue in tlio birds tho horsemen dash in and tho flock separates. Tho affrighted bii ds open their wings, which is u sign of great ex haustion, and tho hunter, now fouling sure of his pray, selects his bird and runs it down nnd finished It with u blow on the head with tlio olive stick. Till: CAITUIIKD i a mi:. Tho moinout the bird falls tho limn quickly dismounts and cuts its throat, taking euro to hqjd tho Iieud nt some distance from the body so as not to soil the plumage. It is said tho nialo bird utters loud moans whilo dying, but thd female dies in silence. When tho ostrich is on tho xInt of liohig taken by,tho hunter, if ho docs not wish to kill it ho can easily drlvo it with tho stick to whero the camel is, it is in such an exhausted condition. After tho birds nro bled to death they nro carefully skiunod no that tho feathers limy not become injured, and tlio skin is stretched upon a tree or u liorso and salt is well rubbed into it Then a flro is built and tho fat of tho bird is boiled for a long timo. When it is very liquid it is pom ml into bottles mado of the skin of the thigh and leg and strongly fastened at tho lxttoin. Tho fat of one bird is generally suf ficient to 1111 two of these cases, and it is said tiio fat would sK)il in any other vessel. After Uio trying out process tho flesh is prejuiroil and eaten by tho hunters, who dress it well with popjior und flour. While ull this is going on tho horses are carefully tended, wntored and ted with corn, and tho party remains quiet for forty-eight hours to rest tho ani mals. After that they return to the camp or seek more gamo. To tho Arab tho chaso of tho ostrich has a -double attraction that of pleasure and of profit. Tho price obtained for tho skins well compensates for tho cxkui.m.v, Not only do the rich enjoy tho pursuit, but tho oor, who "know how to ntrnngo for it, its well. Tho usual plan is for a jvoor Arab to bargain with somo ono who is well to do for tho use of his liorso, camol, harness and two-thirds of tho necessary provisions. Tho borrower fur nishes tho remaining third, und tho result of th'j cIiumi is divided in tho hamo proportion. Boston Herald. lie i "MUllnrdntre." A now word has leen coined In Franco to represent n very rich American. It I not fcutUcient to call lilui u "millionaire," ho lan mllhnrdulro," In fact, such is tho pres ent extravagant European notion of tho fabu lous wealth of tho American railroad kings, that an American who is a mere "million aire" has ceased to bo regarded in rai ls as a man of jiecuniary Importance. Tho Argo naut lluiitorou Hut Ghuitly. Thoy tell n story of a flro in Chicago that baa n'cei taim grim liumcr to it. lho flro broke out in n medical college, and n fireman, groping Ju a building, saw what lie took to lw MOina one insomiblo from inhaling unokc, 60 be rushed to the prostrate form and conveyed ,it totbo btreet at Uio risk of his own lifo, only to find when ho got there that ho had rescued a partly ' dissected subject, Petroit Fre ft, ANCIENT ISRAEL IN IRELAND. Did tho Jews Contribute to tlio I'ojiula tlon it ('rent "tuny Years AgoV Hcsjiccting tho Anglo-Isrncl mania, n self evident nnd undcnlablo proof of an eoily settlement of Isrnclitish tribes in the United Kingdom is afforded by names of towns, of n nnturo which historians as well as ethnologists admit. Everybody will agree that Dover, for instance, is nothing elso than a dialectical form or tho locality Dcbir (Joshua xiii, G). Edinburgh is 110 doubt tho Eden town, and, in fact, tliero is nn Edcnic viow from that town. Eborncum (York) is cither tho town of Ebcr or clso Ebras, "tho blessed town," with a Latin termination. But let us lake London, whose derivation is still doubtlul; as n Hebrew namo we shall find it to bo Lan Dan, "tho dwelling of Dan." Old London was, therefore, inhabited by tho Danlles (per haps n part of them went over to Den-mark, although not yet clnimod by tho Danes). In tho name of Dublin is most likojy to bo found a reverted form, that namo seeming, to bo Dublnn, tho dwelling of Dub or Dob. This word, which'-means usually in Ilebrow n boar, could dialectic-ally mean n wolf (hard ened from Zecb). Tho wolf represents the tribo of Benjamin (Gonetis xlix, 27', conse quently a part of the Boiijamitcn settled in Dublin, and that perhaps in tho timo of Jeremiah, who, it is known, camo over to Ire land, married nn Irish princess, and brought over n copy of tho law, which is now buried in tho Mount Tara (from Thorah. tho law), Tho tribal characteristic of "ravening as a wolf" still continues to mark tlio descendants. It is not unlikely that Phoenicians settled nko in England, which has long been suixotcil from tho frequently employed word Bid us a pretlx In CelUc localities. Could not Syden ham menu "lho homo of tho Bidouiansi' A Koubaucr in Notes and Queries. Interviewing Henry Want Ilorchor. Tbero nro probably but few nowspaper re porters in this city that liavo not interviewed Henry Ward Beochor. Tho 1'iymoutti pas tor enjoys groat popularity among tho ro jiorters, for ho is nccosjiblo, genial, nnd, as a rule, talkative, llo is always ready to en gago in aharmleas bitof chaff with lho nows paper mon. but ho will not brook insolence. Tlio Inst mentioned fact was roomily Im pressed upon tho alleged mind of a swagger ing youngster who said that ho 1 eprcsoiitcd a Brooklyn pupcr. A rumor that Mr. Beecher was dead got started in some unaccountable maimer mid spread liko wildilro. Reporters by tho score hurried to Mr. Beechcr's house and wcro thero confronted by tho famous preacher halo and hearty. After n whilo along camo a young man who said to Mr. Beecher with nn impudent grin that ho had beon sent by tho city editor of Tho Brooklyn "to find out whether Beecher waj ullvo or dead." "Well," said tho Plymouth pastor, "I sup poso you know who I am?" "Oh, yes," answered tho fellow portly, "but I would liko to havo it directly from you that you aro not dead." "Ah," murmured tho stalwart pastor as ho laid 11 heavy hand on lho funny young man's coat collar. Tho next instant tho young man was held up in tho nil- and shaken as n dog would shaken sawdust doll. Mr. Beecher set him down on tlio bldoivullc not any too gently and quietly remarked, "Now, you can go to your city editor and tell him that you havo received actual proof that I am alive." Now York Times. A New Heredity Needed. All wiso reform must commenco with rec ognizing tho fact of heredity, and that by that law human ills nro multiplied, nnd by it they may bo dimiiiishod. It will do littlo good to work for individuals hero and there. Such conditions must bp created as shall mako n now heredity possible. That cannot bo accomplished without improving tho en vironment of thoso to bo reached. If men livo in good houses, drink puro water, aro accustomed to frequent sight nnd contact with thoso who mo worthy of honor, havo given to them tho inspirations which aro es sential to tho best development, tho result will Ik manifested in tho next generation. Tho generation following tho French revolu tion was distinguished by buch an epidemic of nervous diseases as had never been known in French history. It was the result of tlio torrillc strain upon mind nnd heart and nervo of thoso delirious j ears. Aiuory II. Bradford In Andover Roviow. A Mysterious Society "Man." A Boston man writes from Paris to u friend "You know, of coiu-no, tho exceedingly breezy volumes of descriptions of society in tho Euroixinn capitals, written by a certain mysterious mid exceedingly outspoken Count Paul Vasill, that have npiM-aiedi Well, I havo found out tho identity of this mysteri ous 'Count Paul.' It is nono other than Mine. Juliette Adam, tho versatile and vi vacious directress of Tho Nouvello Rovuo, whoso salon is tlio center of nil literary Paris. KI10 has beon absent a good deal of late, and well, when a Parisian editor wrote to ask Ml no. for nn article tho other dny, sho inad vertently sent him an unpublished manu script of Count Paul Vasill. Tho editor charged her at onco with being tho 'man' whom nil Europe was speculating nbout, and shoscnt him an answer which dodges with out denying." -Now York Post, Treatment of Whooping Cough. The following method of disinfection of sleeping and dwelling apartments nnd clothes is recommended by M. Mohn in the treat ment of whooping cough. It Is said to euro thg oases immediately. Tlio children nro washed and clothed in clean articles of dress nud removed to unothor part of the town. Tho bed room nnd sitting room or nursery nro then hermetically sealed; nil tho bedding, playthings nnd other articles that cannot bo washed aro exposed freely in tho room, in which sulphur is burned in tho proportion of twcnty-ilvo grains to tho cubic meter of sico. Tho room remains thus charged with sulphurous neld for ilvo hours, and is then freely ventilated. Tho children return the saino day, nnd may sleep and piny in tho dis infected rooms. -Lancet. Origin of tho Custom. Foreign Actor Tho final tableau 'of my play is invariably spoiled by American audi ences. Omaha Man Why, in what way? "By tho noise and confusion. Tho very moment tho curtain begins to fall tho people jump up, look for wraps, fans and what not' and thoso who nro ready start out, completely ruining tho effect." "Oil, wall, wo get into that habit at church, you know." Omnha World. I'qual and lUuct Jiutlco. Lieutenant Governor Jones, who pays tho frolght, has informed his employes In his Blnghainton scale factory that during tho present year ho means to bharo his profits with them. This is tho equal and exact justice that might bo expected lit nil times of a manufacturer of scalos. Now York World. Modjeilitv'a Native ljtud. Mine, Modjtwka says bho will not roturn to Poland to live bocnuM bho can do nothing there, Rutatan tyranny U vo great. She wnnts to live whoro site can .tako nn active Intorctt In whatever Ij going on about Lor. Now York Tribune, ENGLISH PARLIAMENT. THE MOST CELEBRATED REPRE SENTATIVE BODY IN THE WORLD. Whnt Ifny bo Seen by a Visitor In the Oullory How Huslncss Is Conducted. No Dmlt to tho Length of Speeches. Mr. Gladstone tho Chief Magnet. A visitor goes down to Westminster, let us say on Monday, when tho houso of commons is to meet, nt 4 p.m. (nominally), in order to sco tho oldest and most celebrated representa tive l)ody in tho world. After being elbowed about among tho "strangers" (as tho British public aro officially designated in what is supposed by a polito fiction to bo their house) and ordered about by policemen who look at him as though ho was a spy or a traitor, tho visitor takes his seat hi tho gallery and glances down into tho arena. It is 4 p.m., and tho speaker is in his chair, but thero nro few members present, nnd nothing seems to bo doing. After a whilo tho visitor becomes awaro of a dumb show going on a sort of paiitomimo in which tho chief performers uro a clerk in wig and gown at tho tablo and a gentlemnn who stands nt tho right hand sido of that ploco of furniture. It is too read inc: of tho private bills. If any of theso L should bo opposed, members will flock in, nnd thero will bo n debato ana tljvision. nut othcrwlso tho chamber will bo nlmost empty. Gradually members como straggling in and tako their seats. Thero is scarcely room in tho body of thoi-hninbcr for two-thirds of tho members, and therefore as tho benches Oil up tho lato arrivals tako their places in tho side gallciics, whenco they survey lho sccno. Thero nro no conveniences for writing or taking notes, and as nearly every ono has his hat on, a less busliiossllko working body it would bo dimcult to imagino or desci ibe. It is inoro than -1:30 o'clock boforo tha real busi ness begins, for thaso gentlemen who nro sup posed to bo dovotlng themselves to tho servieo of their country nro really engaged during tlio working part of tho day on their private affairs. Their best energies aro given to tho stock exchange, or tho law courts, or tho office, or to pleasure; tho dregs thoy kindly offer to tho unfortunuto country. BEGINNI.VO OK BUSINESS. Tho first indication of businoss is in tho no tices of motion, mcmbors (who nro called by name), reading out tho terms of a resolution which thoy nnnouuco they will movo on a given occasion. Then comes "question timo," which generally consumes from throe-quarters of un hour to nearly two hours. Any member who has previously given notico of his intention may put a question to any mem ber of tho government in tlio houso on any subject, from a momentous diplomatic inci dent down to tho parish pump of Littlo Ped liugton. It cannot bo denied that theso ques tions sometimes bring forth vuluablo infor mation, but that iuformaiMii might all bo printed, instead of vuluuble ti.no being con sumed in tho answers. Fo oo it remem bered that these answei-s are, in least half tho Instances, all written down by officers in tho particular department, and tho minister mero.y reads what has boon prepared for him. To show tho absurdity of this in reference to Ireland and tho consequent necessity of homo rulo Micro, n mcmlnn- gives notico on Monday of n question ho w ill put on Thurs day to tho Irish socretnry. That gentleman probably knows nothiiigof tho subject matter of tho question. Ho writes or tclcgrnplis to Dublin for information and on Thursday re ceives a reply from Dublin which ho solemnly roads in the house. It would lw diCleult to conceivo greater inaptitude. Some of tho an swers given ovoUo party demonstrations on 0110 sido or tho other, for tho houso Is alwaj-8 full at question time. Whether it will bo full immediately after depends upon tho subject und tho speaker. If thero i3 an adjourned debato to bo opened by nn omiucnt monibor, most, of tho other members retain their places. Mr. Oladstono is, of course, tho chief magnet; ho attracts every 0110. Next to him Lord Randolph Churchill draws tho fullest houso; and after that erratic politician would como Mr. Parncll, Mr. Labouchere, Mr. Morloy, Blr W. llarcourt, Sir W. Lawson, Mr. Sex? ton and Mr. Chamberlain. But if an uuim portuut or dull man rises to spoak there is a regular stmnpedo, nud whero 400 or COO nion were just now sitting you will not see more than forty or llftv. Tho rest havo gone to talk political gossip, or to write letters, or to see somo of their constituents. 1 AIIRAY OF EM1TV I1KNCHKS. By 7 p. m., or a littlo after, as a general rulo, nearly ull tho members havo gone to dinner, and tho chamber presents n lnjggarly array of empty benches. To theso empty benches nnd to tho wenry speakers tho bores and wind bags hold forth for threo morfal hours. Tho period from 7 to 10 Is generally sacred to them. Thoy havo nothing to say nnd thoy say it very badly. You havo read or heard all tho old dreary arguments a hundred times over; but theso men bring them out ns im pressively as though they wero stating now ideas of 10 most profound nut uro. Tliero is 110 time limit to speeches in tho houso of commons; and it is possible Mint this whole throe hours might bo taken up by ono bore, though that is not often tho case. At about 8 o'clock Micro is usually a brief cessation, when tho speaker goes out for refreshment (which is popularly supposed to con sist of a mutton chop and glass of claret); on his return tho droning con tinues. At about 10 o'clock p. in. tho members begin to drop in, several of them in evening dress. If a good speaker is on his legs this is a lively time; if not, soveral of tho gentlemen who have eaten and drank not wisely but too well go to sleep. Somo timo between midnight and H o'clock in tho morning tho debato is either adjourned (generally after a wrangle), or there is n division; thon, as tho newspapers say, "tho remaining motions nro disposed of and tho houso adjourns," Of tho houso of lords I will say nothing; it is too terrible a thome. A dozen jieers and threo or four bishops sitting for an hour con stitute tho nominal session of that body. What I havo written is of tho "popular" house. On that chamber decrepitude seems to havo fallen. Tho visitor is struck by its list less ways. With a few exceptions tho mem bers do not seem to have gathered together to do anything; the nation's business is not transacted hero. You meet soveral good and earnest men, n very few nblo men; but col lectively they npjK-ar to bo belploss. Aud so things nro drilling, drVtiug whithor, who knows? London Cor, Now York Commercial Advertiser. A Tenor nud HI Throat. Niemann, tho illustrious tenor, prefers to expose his throat to tho cold air and to promenade in tho streets, after singing a laborious rolo rather thou to muUlo his neck and go homo in n close carriage. Tho cokl air serves his larynx as a tonic, and the prlnio doimo who nro afraid of it mako a mistake, ho thinks. Iublio Opinion. Vrt-sldont Harriot' Son. Tony Barrios, ton of tho lato president of Guatemala, U u btudont at Went Point, and young 2aral., ton of tho mau who over threw and caused tho death of Proldent BiutIcu, U cUo at West Point and hu cloo-mate. ALL CRIMSON AND GOLD. Private Tlioatrlc.il Hoxes Thnt Are Sump tuous In Their Appointments. The person who sits in tho auditorium of tho Metropolitan Opera house and looks around him finds himself encircled by two tiers of private boxes. At least tho private boxes aro all that strilco him of his environ ments. Theso boxes aro allko, as far as shape and furnishings nro concerned. They nro deep, broad and commodious enough. They wero originally upholstered in yellow velvet, which gave tho houso when it was opened a most blzarro aspect Now they aro all crim son and gold, and tho effect is rich and har monious. Some aro in choicer locations than others, but all aro in tho main mero private boxes, such ns aro familiar adjuncts of tho proscenium of any theatre, only larger and mora sumptuous in thctr appointments than most theatrical boxes. But behind each of theso boxes is a private room, tho samo slzo as tho box itself. Orig inally theso anterooms wero fitted up in keep ing with tho open section to which thoy givo access. But wealth demanded moro than mero richness of them. Taste and tasteless ness have mado great changes in tlio interests of display, and few, indeed, retain thoir orig inal sumptuous simplicity. Some box holders have transformed them into littlo drawing rooms, opulent in furnishings and decora tions, whero pictures adorn tho walls and costly bric-a-brac abound. Somo havo mado littlo alteration in their snuggeries, but when they tako n party to tho opera havo them profusely decorated with flowers. In one way or another thesa nooks reflect tho tastes and tho liabits, tho pretensions and extrava gances of tticir owners, and aro tho sccno c many pleasant and somo decidedly plquoi. social episodes. It has got to bo tbo fashion for ladies to hold regular evening levees in their anterooms at tho opera. They reccivo friends in them, and rctiro to them when tho net happens to bo a dull one. Business men even transact busi ness in them. Thero is a good deal of loud talldng and ill bred merriment in tho boxes during tho ierformnnces, but thero would bo much moro if tho anterooms wero not so con venient. Liko every other new toy it chances upon, society seems to got a great deal of fun o.t of them, and, considering tho prlco it pays, one can scarcely grudgo it whatever pleasure it may reap from its investment. Alfred Trumblo in Now York News. Adelaido Xollon's Childhood. A lady prominent in tho social lifo of this city has in lier employ as parlor maid a woman Efrom n littlo villngo in Yorkshiro, England, whero Adelaide Neilson was born. Tho woman says tho actress had neithor Span ish nor Gypsy blood in her veins, ns she claimed, but was tho child of a basket maker, a poor, drunken fellow, and u Yorkshiro woman, a decent soul, but wretchedly poor. Lizzy .Tones, ns Miss Neilson was thon known, was noted in tlio villago for her beauty nnd her idleness. Sho spent nil her timo hanging about tho shops nnd gathering all tho nows travelers and jieddler.s brought from tlio out sido world. When sho was 13 years old her uncle was going up to London, and Lizzy coaxed him to tako her with him in his mar ket wagon to see tho great city. When thoy reached London bridge tho girl dropped oit tho tail end of tho cart and her fumily never heard of her again until thoy learned that tho great Adelaido Neilson was their daughter Lizzy. Only ilvo years had passed between tbo timo that the barefooted country girl, who spoko with a strong Yorkshire accent, had dropped from tho back of tho cart anil tho timo whon sho appeared as Juliet. In thoso. ilvo years sho had attained tho educa tion nnd bearing of a gentlewoman and had mastered French nud Italian and tho still moro difficult tongue for a Yorkshiro peasant, puro English. Philadelphia Press. I.ooh'rcl I. lice the Jack of Spado. Mrs. English, tho mothor of Lncillo West ern, an actress of merit nnd beauty in her day, told mi incident of her past theatrical career, in which. 1 certain tragedian, of rather stout proportions, was tlio unfortunate hero. Ho was playing Macduff to her Lady Mac beth. Tho child who plaved 0110 of tho ap paritions which warn Macbeth of Macduff 1 bocamn very fretful before tho curtain went ' up.'nnd began to weep coplou ly. "Luc-iile," ( said Mrs. English "brought tho child a pack j of old cards from tho property room and en- I 1 .i 1 1 I.. .1 .11 ' Ul'livuruil lu hit;) iiur uJivtcai;r(i 1:1 luuui uulu it was time for the infant to appear. 'This is tho aco of spades, this is tho king of hearts,' said Lucille, 'and this littlo fat follow is tho jack of spades.' When it was timo for tho npparition to appear tho child had finished its crying sjiell. 'Macbeth, beware,' it re cited, 'MaebotV, beware of hero sho becamo confused and looked hopelessly back fyr as sistance. Tho gentleman who was playing Macduff waved his hands to attract her at tention and tried to givo her tho cuo by pointing to himself. In his short kilt, plumed bonnet nnd gcuoral rotundity of figure ho had a mot unfortunuto effect upon tho infant. 'Oh, yes,' bho said cheerfully, 'Mocboth, be ware of tho littlo man that looks liko tho jack of spades.' "Philadelphia Press. Catching ltunawny Hoys. I've captured so many runaway boys at tho Union depot in tho last few mouths that jK-oplo havo got to thinking it's my specialty as if a policeman could have a specialty. But I havo got my eyes trained pretty well by this time to look after runaway boys, aud I Hatter myself thnt I can tell ono of tho chaps as soon as I seo him. You see, tho run away boy is never experienced, either in traveling or any of tho ways of tho world, and ho betrays himself very quickly if ho is given an opportunity. He generally appears at tho depot in pajrs, nnd if tho two don't do something very singular in buying their tickets they are certain to trip in finding their way to tlio train and gettiug on board. Some they aro loaded down with flashy papers or books, mid si'inetimos they nro armed to tho teeth with pistols, as often stolen ns bought. Generally tuoy havo their jackets filled with money, sioleu from soma rclativo, and their destination is almost invariably somo western city. When they find themselves arrested their courage disappears nt onco, and ono or tho othor makes a clean" breast of it. Glolie Democrat. Tlio Dude of Chluutowu. Tho cynosure of all eyes was Ah Spud, who has amassed a fortune as a jwtato jieeler in ono of our lending hotels, nud who is tho ac knowledged dudo of Chinatown. As Spud stood in tho center of a group of Chlncso dudes, envious glances were cost nt his cos tume. Under his silken blouso ho wore a spotted piquet shirt of tho latest stylo affected by society young nion, and this was tho eauso of tho jenloiuy in his rivals. Ah Spud ox plained that there wcro but two shirts of tho jMttern worn by him iu tho state. San Fran cisco Chrouiclo, Case of Itruln Surgery. Tho fourth coso of a successful removal if a tumor from tho brain has been reported in England, tho weight of tho tumor being four and a half ounces. Theso cases of brain cor iwy, with tho exact loontioii from tho ym wiis of tho spot mTeoted, aro feat of hieh selenco may well bo proud. Arkansaw Trav eler. Tho average ago of thaw m ho enter college la tins countrv is 17. A ounmrr aro It web 11. A LITTLE NAVAJO. INDIANS WHO DISLIKE THE LOOKS OF A PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERA. An Artist's Attempt to Secure the 1'lct uro of N'avnjo Hnbj A Cunning tit tle Savage Obliged to Olvo Up tho Chase. As wo know, the Navajos nro an American tribe of Indians, scattered for tho most part over tho territories of Now Mexico and Ari zona. Quito a number of them livo with their families, in tho curious littlo habitations they erect, about tho frontier military station at Fort Wingatc, Iow Mexico. It is in this latter placo that I havo had tho opportunity, for over two' years past, of studying many of their ways and customs. And it was here, too, that a few days ago I went out among them with n photographic camora, armed with an English instantaneous shutter, with a viow of taking a few pictures of them while thoy wero actively engaged in somo of their very interesting games. After having obtained four or fivo moro or less satisfactory plates tho Indians became quite restive, as they rather object to that sort of thing; and, as if by common consent, they gradually disappeared, a fow at a time, making for ono of their low, conical shaped mud huts, whero they entered through tho single small door nt its sido. In less than half an hour thero was nono of them to bo seen outside nt nil, nnd knowing full well that they would not appear again so long as I remained upon tho ground, I shouldered my instrument and prepared to como away. At tho timo I was standing between two of their huts, situ ated some 000 yards apart, with a well beaten though narrow footpath passing from ono to fJio other. Thero were no trees within a uarter of a mile, tho plain being sparsely covered with sago brush, tho plants being from two to threo feet hish. A LITTLE TLVMIONTII-OLD. Just then ono of their babies toddled out of the doorway of tho upper hut; tho child could not havo beon over 10 months old, nnd woro only a very dirty littlo shirt, which camo about half vtv.y down to his knees. It looked more liko an infant Eskimo Mian any child, not white, that I know anything nbout; and It started right down tho path with a very unsteady baby waddlo, making for the lower hut, whoro I imagino its mother had taken rcfugo from my merciless camera. I bad often longed for n good plcturo of a Navajo baby in its native plains, mid hero was an opportunity not to bo lost So step ping a fow feet out of tho wny, in nn instant I had my instrument in position, focused on tho path, and, with instantaneous snap ready, I stood quietly for my subject to pass. On ho toddled until ho camo within thirty feet of mo, when ho suddenly stopped and, to my surprise, teemed to fully tnko in tho situation. At this stago I felt quite suro thnt ono of our babies, especially at this tender age, would havo begun to cry and moro than likely retraced its steps to tho hut from whence it had issued. Not so, liowovcr, thi infant Navajo; aud, mark tho difference. Ho steadily watched my every movement, nud was evidently determined to reach tho lower hut. Very cautiously leaving tho path on tho sido furthest from mo, ho was, in the next instant, behind ono of tho sago brushes, whic h was something over a foot taller than the baby. From this position ho peered through tho leafless twigs at mo to seo what I would do nbout it. A littlo annoyed nt this turn in affairs, I threw tlio focusing cloth over my head and turned tlio instrument on him. Taking advantage of this temporary conceal ment of my head, ho ran, thoroughly baby fashion, to the next lower brush, u distance of somo ten feet, whero, hiding as before, hi crouched down mil stared at mo liko nyoiuy; lynx through tho twigs. Ho now looked, for all tho world, tho young Indian cub at bay, with all thonativo instincts of his ancestors on tho alert, and making uso of nil tho strat egy his baby mind could mustei. AM INTKUKSTIXO I'ICTURE. It was a wonderfully interesting picture to study; but, fearing that I would lose a perma nent menicmo of it, I turned to lift my in strument, with tho 'iev of taking a much noarcr position, when, ngnin facing tlio brush where 1 had last seen tlio baby, it was, to my great surprise, not thero, but had scampered to tho next loner one, in tho direction of tho but for which it was bound. A full grown buck of tho tribo could not ha to possibly managed this last movement any better. As J1; ran to tho still next lower brush, I was astonished beyond aieasuro (for, I tako it, I am a gcod stalker myself) how it took ud vontagoof everything that lay in tho short intervening distance, nud how, after it ar rived at the brush, it immediately too!: a position on tho opposite sido of It, from whero it could make another quick start, and yet not lose sight of my movements. And, mind you, all this from u baby only 10 months old nt tho mast. As it was rapidly gaining its point and approaching tho lower hut, in sheer desperation I ran up on its last place of concealment, holding my camera in such a way Mint I could immedi ately placo tho tripod in position, which I succeeded in doing with tho lens loveled dU rectly at its head, and not three feet from it. It now stood up to tho full extent of its baby height, and giving vent to a genuiuo iufan ttlo bawl, it mado a break for tho final point of its destination, for thero was nothing elso left for it to do. It is almost needless to add that, before f could focus and insert a plate, my Navajo baby was out of range. And, fearing that its angered mother might uppear at any point, at tho cry of alarm of her child, I immediately forsook tho ground. My object in making a record of such an in teresting case as this is to simply draw atten tion to tho fact that tho native instinct of theso American Indians is exhibited in their young nt a wonderfully lender ago; und in this particular thoy differ vastly from our own children ut a corresponding timo of lifo, and reared, as thoy havo liecn for ages, in u civilized environment. Nature. Ail lnsuno Womnn'a Strength. "Ono of the most striking things about in sanity is tho wonderful strengMi of tho luna tics," said an cx-omployo of tho Buffalo State Insane asylum whilo detailing his oxperienco wiMi tho demented. "Ono day I was assisting to carry a trunk through ono of tho wards wben a littlo woman patient laid hold of my scat nnd expressed tho intention of puttiug uio in tha trunk. I tried to pull away, but nor delicate hand held on with an iron grip. Forco was tho only alternative of remaining thero until somo other whim took posses-ion 3f her, so wo resorted to muscular jicrsuasion. Would you believe that it took threo strong men and a woman to make her lot go? Wo pulled her slendor fingers back ono by ono, fach man hanging on to a singlo finger, until Snally tho parting of tho thumb and tho first anger released tho garment. To bond back a linglo finger was like bending a heavy telo jrapk wiro. It appears as though tho lunaUo Sas the power of concentrating all his strength hi a singlo part of tho lxxly at the oxpeuso of thcr ortious in a maimer impossible to a rational person." Buffalo Courier. The grave of Capt. Crawford, who was shot y a Mexican troop whilo leading hii com uand in pursuit of Gerouimo lost summer, is io havo a monument. " STANTON'S PUBLIC RECEPTIONS. The Sccrttnry wns Always Accessible to Soldiers who had Fought. Although Mr. Stanton was by naturo an acccssiblo man, it was simply impossible for him to givo privnte audience to n tithe of tho persons who daily inquired for him. Even senators nnd representatives hi congress of ten had difficulty in seeing him at times and In the manner they desired, and frequently ac cepted pot luck with tho crowd in tho recep tion room. Col. Hardie, a handsomo Scotch looking officer, took chargo of this room early in tho morning, and. iu tho namo and by tho authority of the secretary, dispatched tho busiucs3of such as neither needed nor Insisted hpon tho personal action of tho secre tary. Ho also sent in tho names of such callers as ho thought tho secretary would pri vately receive, and from time to timo went iu himself to tako the secretary's commands upon somo caso of special difficulty or im portance. Aa nearly as possible to 11 o'clock, tho secretary, who had an almost religious re gard for this daily observance, camo into tho room nud tiok station at tho littlo high desk near tho bottom, Col. Hnrdio or Maj. Pelouzo being in attendance to assist him. Ho waved everybody back who approached him, unul ho had completed a deliberate scrutiny of tho company nnd had received from tho (fflccr in attendance a statement, in a low voice, of tho exceptionally urgent or meritorious cases. Thon, one after another, ho indicated thoso whom ho wished to draw near, beginning with tho soldiers, and, after them, calliug up tho plainly dressed women, who looked as If thoy might bo soldiers' kinfolk. If ho hap pened to notice that a soldier had crutches or was weak from illness ho would lecvo the dosk nud go to him whero ho was seated. Of ficers bearing visiblo tokens of wounds or die ability wcro also preferred suitors, but with other gentlemen of tho shoulder strap ho was usually curt. Civilians ho treated accord ing 03 hi3 humor was affected by their statements or maimer, but there was always a general observance of tho underlying prin ciple that this pnblic rocei-tion wns for thoso who bad no other means of access to him. It was hero that Mr. Stanton might usually be seen at his best. Ifncasjof unusual gal lantry, merit or suffering wcio Ltated ho would comment upon it aloud to tho company, . ending with a moral, inviting to patriotism, virtue or fortitude. On tho other hand, if ho found a woman suppliant embarrassed by tho publicity of statement and action, ho would draw her beyond tho desk to tho win dow recess and hoar her tliero, or send hor to his room to bo heard moro leisurely or pri- vntely. Somo of us used to think, wliild watching tho secretary at these receptions, that a great power had been lost to tho pulpit when ho becamo a lawyer; for ho was on nd mirnblo preacher, and far from averse to sor moniziug. The Century. An Old Time Now EiigluiKl Doctor. Dr. John D. Meers, of Naugatuck, was widely Known ns ono of tho most skillful nni. successful physicians of his time. His prao tico among tho farmers was quite extensivo, and it wns his custom to tako his pay for ser vices in tho produce of tho farms, seldom or never keeping accounts or making any charges, but sending for a bushel of potatoes or corn or a barrel of cider ns ho happened to want it. His drafts on tho farmers wero al ways honored nt sight, for ho used to ray ho "did not intend to overdraw," and, as tho families iu thoso days wero largo and tbo chil dren quite as likely to bo sick then as now, it is quite likely that ho paid in his way for all that ho reccivod. Ho was always very caro ful not to injure his patients and gnvo very littlo medicine, but, if called to seo a man who was a littlo out of sorts, would prescribo a diet of toast and cider, or something equally simplo, and leavo naturo to effect a cure. Ho was onco callod to a?o a man who had been in bed soveral days, and on entering tho room ho sat down, stuck his long legs under tho bed, movod his upectacles to tho lop of Ids bald head, and sat and told stories for an hour. Ho then sent ono of tho boys to draw a glass of cider, which ho drank, and mado his preparations to leavo tho house. Tho sick man asked if ho was not going to prescribo for him or givo him sometliing to tako. "Oh, yes, yes," replied the doctor; "you just get up and stir nbout a littlo, and wash up and put on a clean shirt, and you will bo all right, I guess." Notwithstanding the doctor's peculiarities in such cases, ho was one of tho most careful and devoted physicians in cases of dangerous illness, and would often appear, unsolicited and unexpected, in tho sick room long after midnight, so great was his anxiety for tho w el faro of his patients. tv nterbury Ameri can. Shrewdness of the Newsboy. Tho newsboy is a grndo abovo tho ordinary gamin; ho frequently comes from better stock, and is under moro restraining influences; Ho is moro intelligent and, I almost feel con strained to Bay, moro unscrupulous, no has facility of expression, though it may lack correctness; ho is posted upon current events; ho has opinions, formulates theories, encour ages expectations. Ho is generous, ho likes a good feud, ho is ready to help a chum, he hates shams, ho doesn't indulge iu mako bo lioves, ho is sin oof tho past, ho is confident of tho present, ho doesn't troublo himself much about tho future. Ho is shrewd, wary, artful; ho is quick nt resentment and sharp in repartee. At ono timo I had a weakness for chaffing nowsboys, but 1 don't chaff them now. I generally caino out second best in tlio encounters. Out of many instances I can recall two In which I wus left threo or four laps behind. On ono occasion I gavo a newsboy a bright now cent for a paper. "I mado that cent," I said. He shot mo a swift glance and replid: "Well, you look liko a counterfeiter." On another occasion I said to ono of them: "Bub, do you know how yon can sell twice as many pa pers?" "Howf ho asked, with keen interest. "By keeping your face cleaner," I said. "Humph I" ho ojaculated. with a scornful, de liberate survoy of mo. "If mv faco was a3 hairy as yours I reckon it wouldn't matter much whether it was clean or dirty." "Ob server" in Philadelphia Call. A Cllmpso nt tho Cxur. Tho reservo which for many reasons was forced upon tho present czar whilo yet heir apparent seems to havo grown into a settled habit. In society, during tho St. Petersburg season, which, however, plainly bores him as much as it visibly delights tho empress, thero is nothing moro striking than his majesty's mild and sovero look at ono and tho same time. It is curious in this connection that among nil his portraits painted sinco his acces sion thoro Ls no uniform and settled stamp of expression given to tho face. For somo time past, however, tho gloomy cloud that used to hang about tho brow long after tho tcrriblo death of his faUier has been gradually wear ing away. In order to be seen perfectly at his case, ho should bo observed with his child ren in tho prouuds of Gatschina, whero ho is much more at homo than in St. Petersburg. His physical strength, it is bald, fully accords with his enormous size of body and limb, ami ono often hears It said that ho can cosily break an ordinary horseshoe with bare hands. Of ono thing thero can be httla doubt, and that is certainly his tsuacity and obstinacy opinion and purpose, St. Petersburg t-X) London Times.