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The .Musical Poodle.
A gcntlemnn, who had retired from
(business, devoted himself, lieart and soul,
1o the enjoyment of music. Every mem
ber of the. household was by degrees in
volved more or less iti the same occupa
tion, and even tlie housemaid could in
time boar a part in a chorus. One in
dividual alone in tlie family seemed to
liavo no taste for sweet sounds this was
Ismail Kodle; hut thegentleinnn firmly
wolred to make this animal bear some
3art or other in the. concert, and by per
severance he nttained his object. Every
time that a false notocscapel either from
instrument or voire as often us any
blunder, of whatever kind, was com
milted by the members of this musical
family, down camu its master's cauo on
the back of the unfortunate poodle, till
she bowled and growled again.
The poodle perceived the meaning of
theso unkind chastisements, and instead
of becoming sulky showed every dispo
sition to howl on the instant a fal6o note
was uttered without waiting for the
blow. Uy and by a mere glance of her
master's eye was sulllcient to make the
animal how I to admiration. In the end
the poodle became so thoroughly ac
quainted with false notes that the slight
est mistake, of the kind was always sig
nalized by a yell from her. Sometimes
her master and his friends took a pleasure
in annoying the dog by emitting idl sorts
oC harsh sounds from instrument and
voice. On such occasions the crcnlurw
"lo.stall self command, her eyes shot forth
"fiery Hashes and she sent forth long am
Triglmul liowis. lint persons were
obliged to be careful not to go too far,
Jar when the dog's palicnco was very
anuch tired she. became altogether wild
and would ily fiercely at the tormentors
and their instruments. New York Mail
Slid IVlt IllHlllltll.
"I think you are too stupid for any
tilting." "Pardon mo, hut it wub purely i mis
"Make out my bill and I will leuvo the
This is only part of a spicy dialogue in
which a plain looking, impulsive woman
and a hotel clerk were the characters.
It was spoken at tho Hichelieu. After
. tlie vexed guest had left tho ofilco tlie
clerk ex-plained the cause of tho trouble.
"It's like this." he said. "When n lady
unaccompanied by a male escort comes
to a hotel she sends her name to tho of
Sico by the bell boy. Then she is regis'
tired and given apartments. Now, this
woman did not have a card at baud
when she came in, and I put her nauio
'down just as I understood it from tho
lips of the boy. .She came in here about
'lifteen minutes ago and, turuine: over
'the register to the datewhen she arrived,
espied in my hold handwriting the name
"".Mrs. E. 11 , Iuisvi)lc, Ky.'
"When she read that she was well
'nigh daft. She raved about here, called
tue stupid and threatened to go away
from the hotel. I saw that 1 had spelled
the nauio improperly and felt sorry, for
uo hutcs above all things to have a mis
spelled name. After tho tempest had
MMiiewhat subsided 1 ventured to say
lb at perhaps 1 had written tho name in
correctly. " 'ltid"cd you did, young man,' she
angrily retorted. 'My name, should bo
written with two hs. 1 am a Miss and
cnot a Mrs."
"Then she lloitnrcd out of the ollleo
3iko a sailboat going with the breeze.
Siupiioso she thought I lie prellx would
H)il her matrimonial chances. Some
jgucsts are cranky thai way." Chicago
U' of Seaweed.
'The. various uses to which seaweed Is
iow found to be applicable are far in ex
c'sn of what were exer dreamed of in
Years past. Formerly iodine, bromine,
anagnesitt, and potash salts were thechief
products of this bountiful substance of
nature, which was also employed, as is
tlie case now, when more or less decom
jxraed, as a fertilizer on land adjoining
tho t-encoast, its yield of ammonia being
upwards of U per cent. Some varieties
woro collected as articles of food in Scot
land, Ireland, Norway, etc. Of late
.years seaweed bus been made into char
coal, and into a material for whip
Jiandles, and still more recently the curi
ums substance known as algin 1ms been
produced from it, having been introduced
sib a stratum for photographic films, and
Xot other purposes.
From this material, ulgln, what is
termed idginic acid is likewise obtained,
and by acting upon the latter with nitiic
acid a new light colored dyo, which is
insoluble in water, but dissolves in alka
lies, yielding a brown solution, has lieen
discovered. It is said that the ammo
niacal solution of this new product dyes
cotton a Hue ltismarck brown, which is
not removed by soap, and N found to bo
not only equal to aniline dyes of the same
description, but to excel many of them.
Unlike aniline dyes, this new product
Mill dyo cotton, but not wool, and its
acid solutions will not act as dyes at all.
A 1"i I ( li Till Sen mil fur Nitty Yrnrn,
At the present time, when one of the
hief troubles of housekeeping in the get
ting and Keeping of servants, a recoid of
ono whit faithfully served a family for
auxty years is worth recording, lliriuu
Phillips, coloicd, was Itoin in Goshen, K
Y., in 1810. and when a hoy of 14 was
taken into the employ of Thomas and
HJonjnmiu Chile, twin brothers, who soon
.afterward removed to this city and were
engaged in the wholesale grocery trade,
living on Whitehall street, then a fash
ionable part of the town.
They brought Phillips with them us
i heir butler, and lie served them till their
ile&thnnd tlieti entered the service of tlie
2uta-i Thome, of No. 127 West Fifteenth
iln)t, the nieces and heirs of the Galus.
JJo never left their employ, going to the
3iouiw early every niori'hig and rittiirn
ingat night to his home nt No. 125 Wont
Twenty-eoventh street. Ho died from
olI age, and his inUtrcwiw deplore the
Joss of uti old, liouuot and faithful ser
vant. Ho loaves a widow and a grown
4Jj fttinlly.Nuw York Tribune.
tt Is something, sweet, hen thn world Roea 1U
To know you are faithful and lovo me Mill;
To feel when the sunshine has left the skies
That tlio lllit li shining In your dear eyen;
Heautlful eyes, mono dear to me
Tli an ull the wealth of the world could Ira.
It Is Rotiietlilnj;, dearest, to fiel you near
When life with its soitowh seems hard to bear;
To feel, when I fuller, the clasp divine
Of your tender anil trustlnj; hand hi inlnei
IJoalitlful hand' moie dear to me
Than tho tendcrest tilings of eurth could be.
Sometimes, ileare't, tlie world roc wrong,
For (lod Rives Rrief with his Rift of hour.
And Kiwrty. too! hut your love Is more
To mo than riches ami golden Morn;
Ileuutlful lovel until death shall )Kirt
It U mtue as you are my own. eetlioart!
F. L. Stanton.
CnlciilutltiR ttm Kulnfi.ll.
The quantity of rain falling at any
place is estimated by means of a very
simple piece of npparatus known as a
rain cause. The most common form of
rain gauge consists of u copper funnel,
tho nrea of tho mouth of which ia accu
rately known, The rain collected in this
funnel flows into a graduated measure,
which can very easily be constructed by
nny one out of a small glass tumbler or
beaker by pasting on its side a narrow
strip of paper, carefully marked ofr into
inches, half inches, quartern, eighths and
sixteenths: or into inches, tenths and
twentieths. Supposing that the area of
the mouth of the receiving funnel is five
( times that of the graduated measure,
then a depth of five inches in tlie meas
ure would represent a depth of ono inch
on an area equal to that of the aperture
of the funnel. New York Telegram.
Politeness 111 New York.
I heard the other day of a delightful
old country parson who came to New
York as the guest of a son who is success
ful in business here. The old gentleman
did not go about alone after the first
time, because he said it wrung his heart
strings to hear tho tales of woe the beg
gars poured into his ears. He could no
more wave a beggar aside than you or I
could strike a child, and yet lie only
grieved at the pain their stories gave
him, and at his inability to solace them
all with money. When the rampant
newsboys tugged at his sleeves and
yelled, "Hero yer evening paper!" he
licnt over with studied politeness and
said in his gentle voice: "I'vo got ono
already, thank you, Johnny." How the
little rufllans stared at that! Julian
lialph in Chatter.
A School for HoiiHemiiitl.
Housemaids should bo taught that
lomo of the new scouring soaps, and es
pecially that, housewife's treasure, "con
centrated lye," will hike oil' paint or color
stains from floors and bath tub ledges.
When wo get tho new high school after
Miss Charlotte Pendleton's heart, all girls
will be taught the detersive effects of
potash and strong soda. Until then you
had better caution the housemaid, while
putting the indispensable touches of the
lye (potash) to either bedstead slats or
closet corners, that it must not bedropped
on stained boards or painted surfaces, as
it will leave bare or white spots when
the stain is "scalded" oir by tho lye.
House painters use potash, in fact, to
clean off a surface that they are about to
paint anew. Philadelphia Ledger.
(ml fin the I.iih ji'ls.
Under the extradition treaty with Can
ada almost any son of a criminal Charge
will extradite, and those planning offenses
ugaiust the law will hi; obliged to take the
advice of a criminal lawyer. Indeed, the
treaty is a good thing for the lawyers,
and they will, no doubt, ehargoa regular
fee for advising ti criminal to go to Mex
ico instead of to Canada. Detroit Free
A Diplomat In Aiiki.it.
Editor (after a discussion aliout the
spelling of a word) Well, you wouldn't
take my say so, but you hud to see
whether 1 was wrong by looking in the
Reporter I did not look to see if you
were wrong, sir, but to see whether oi
not I was right. Epoch.
I 'mil list Ic 1 1 mill i It Inn.
A little English girl -I years old writes
with her left hand, and writes backward,
ns characters aie reflected in a mirror
from ordinary writing. Her friends have
to read them by meansof a looking glass.
The child was taught writing with a sis
ter, but would do things her own way,
with the result thai she writes fluently
in this fantastic way. Montreal Star.
(iiKiila liir Clillilicii's 111 .
There are pretty flannels in the market
that retail at twenty-live cents, wash
like linen, and make very serviceable
dresses for children, it is not necessary
to buy dull gras. The cieam grounds
striped with rose, lilac, orange or brown
are so much more suitable for baby wear
and keep clean quite a long time. New
II Wu No .Mull' IjiiiiI,
"Tills tine farm," remarked Cuinso, as
he showed a friend around the suburbs,
"is a sort of no man's laud."
"Why, it looks as though it had an
"So it lias; hut tlie owner is a widow."
A lluiiy li o v I Inn of Nulnro.
Mrs. Littlun Oh, "who can tell what
a baby thinks"
Mr. Littlun It's well for decent ears
that the baby can't when it's teething
or being doed. Puck.
I I he Nw VniU YVult-r Supply 1-otT
IiuUgi.tuUOuuBt Waiter, I have drank
live glasses of water waiting for that
beefsteak. When am 1 going to get it?
Waiter In about four glasses more.
Grocer Don't put thase fresh luid eggs
so near the stovu.
Clerk What's the niattor, sir?
Grocer They might hatch. Judge,
Hasher Worn you -milling at inef
Maiden Not I wus laughing at you,
Van Dora's Mugtudiiu,
A REMARKABLY SAJ) CASK.
STRANGE AFFLICTION OF A CIN
CINNATI MERCHANT'S SON.
A Hy While Writhing wltlt I'pllrpoy lie
riiHrti Tito Terrible Kvenls In Ills l.lfe.
After hii Hour's Intense SI I little He Kf
One Monday afternoon a Iwy, hand
some and well dressed, suddenly fell to
the floor of the postoflice corridor and
lay ns if dead. Several persons hastened
to carry him into Postmaster Riley's pri
vate oflice, where lie was stretched upon
u table near tho door. The postmaster
at once sent for the nearest physician,
Dr. Ilerron, and while awaiting his com
ing directed anil assisted in the work of
restoring the lad to consciousness. All
Iforts were in vain, and the boy lay with
Ins eyes closed and his breath coming
faintly and spasmodically through his
Tlie postmaster found in the lad's in
side pocket a card, on which was writ
ten: "If I am taken sick send tor my
father, , No. Sycamore
street." The boy is the son of a very
wealthy merchant, and the grandson of
ono of the pioneer citizens of Cincinnati.
The beautiful family homestead is near
Latonia, Ky. Postmaster Hilcy at once
sent for tho father, who arrived simul-1
taneously with the doctors.
Tho father looked at his boy sadly,
and shook his head, whilo tho tears
coursed down his cheeks. The boy was
still in the same peculiar state of uncon
sciousness. Dr. Ilerron was preparing
to supplement the simple restoratives
already applied, but the father told htm
it was of no use. Said he:
"My boy lias within the past year be-
cotno subject to Ills of a very remark
able character. He is about to have one
of these fits, and it will last an hour."
IIISTOIIY OF TIIK HOY.
Tho character of the boy's attack is in
deed strange. Ho is now about 17 years
old. About four years ago ho was a stu
dent in tho preparatory department of
Kenyon college, at Gamhier, O. At that
timo he had a quarrel with one of his
fellow students, older than himself. The
quarrel resulted in a light which was
bitterly contested, and during which his
boy strained himself and overwrought
his entire nervous system. Shortly after
ward ho was sent to Colorado on a visit.
One day ho was out hunting with a
friend and was shot through the left
lung. The shooting is said to havo been
accidental, but there has always been
a mystery about it. unci the boy would
never tell what happened.
His nervous system, impaired by the
terrible light, was completely unstrung
by the wound. Some months afterward
the boy was seized with an opileptio at
tack, during which he acted over again
in detail the two great and unfortunate
events of his life.
About ten persons were standing about
tho unconscious lad, who lay upon tho
floor where his father had directed them
to put him. The father took away his
watch and his knife and left him hi
handkerchief. In a few moments tho
bo began to writhe, and then followed
a scene which has probably never been
duplicated in the history of medicine.
Tin: tkuiuum: sokxi:.
The boy proceeded to act out the fight
at (iamhier. First he thrust out txith
fists and struck several blows at the
empty air. Then came the grappling.
Tho lad seemed to bo straining to throw
or shake off his unseen and mythical an
tagonist. Tho muscles of his neck swell
ed out, his liands twitched, his face be
came dark red from the rush of blood.
Now and then he would strike out with
all his might, and grit his teeth savagely.
Finally he seemed to writhe and strain
more vigorously, but with less success
against his adversary. At last his back
was arched high from the floor upon
which lie was lying, and then ho sunk
back ns if exhausted anil overcome, lie
had given a perfect picture of a terrific
athletic contest of a weak man against a
For a few moments lie lay very still,
and then began to act out tho shooting
in Colorado. Suddenly he threw himself
along tho floor, whilo his faco writhed
with agony, lie then clutched at bin
breast in the left side, anil his faco grew
deathly white. His lips murmured, and
he was heard to say in a low, hoarse
voice: "Don't telegraph father that I'm
shot. Don't don't don't." Then he
muttered: "it is bleeding. I must stop
the blood," and ceasing to clutch at the
place where only a sear now remains of
a once terrible wound, lie began to look
through his pockets. He soon found his
handkerchief, and raising hi m self upon
his elbow pressed the cloth against his
breast, while his closed eyes seemed bent
"Too large, tin) large," ho muttered,
and, putting the end of the handkerchief
in his mouth, ho twisted it until ho had
made a sharp point. This ho thrust
against his breast. His features relaxed,
a satisfied smile came over his face, and
ho Kink back into what seemed almost
as natural as sleep.
During all this time tho father had
stood by with blanched face and eyes
streaming tears, watching every move
ment of tho writhing body of bis child.
When tho last act of tlie shooting tragedy
was over he gave a sigh of relief. In a
few minutes tho boy'a eyes opeued. In
five minutes more ho was sitting up, and
in tlfteeu minutes ho walked from the
otllco with his father, apparently not tho
least exhausted from what ho had just
lioen through. Cincinnati Commercial
Color unit .".1 u.lo Allied,
It ii well knoun to all . ho havo ftudied
music that there are thivo fundamental
notes, viz; Tim IliVt, third und llfth of
the scale, represented in the natural key
of 0 major by tlie letters C, E aud G.
Theso note, v hen toutidod together, pro-'
duco tho common chord, and aro the j
fouuduttutt of ull harmony in uuigioal ,
coiupobitiou. bo it n in chromatics
there uro ULowuo only three funda
mental colors blue, red and yellow,
foriulni; tho triad, whence arUed ull bur.
tuony iu painting, Dry Gooda CurgulcU.
AN ELECTRIC CENSUS.
YT ttnrn the Most Miles of Wire and
Send the .Most MessiiRfs.
In 1837 the .flrst practical telegraph
was worked in England, after a crude
attempt made in 1S35, on a line of
thirteen miles between Paddington nnd
Druyton. In 1841 a telegraph lino was
opened between Washington and Balti
more. In 18.10 a copper wire, insulated
in gutta percha, wsis submerged be
tween Dover and Calais, und tho first
submarine telegraph was laid by tho
lato T. It. Cnimpton.
There aro now 912 submarine cables,
exclusive of t lie seven Atlantic cables,
wit li an aggregate of 112.740 nautical
miles. The overlnnd telegraph is al
ready a world wide institution, in
which there is a total of 1,CS0,900
miles of wire, enough of the attenuated
metal to go around the equatorial belt
of tho globo Just thirty times. Tho
number of words transmitted, the miles
traveled and the cash changing liands
would tux th" enumeration table.
Tlie United States has 77G.S00 miles
of wire, and in 18SD no less than 50,-
1 000.000 messages wero sent through tho
country. Franco 1ms 220.SH0 miles of
I wire, on which in 18!)!) wero transmitted
I 30.030,000 dispatches. Great Britain
I lias 180,000 miles of metal line, nnd in
1889 sent flO.000,000 messages. Russia
has spun out 170.500 miles, and in 1889
j gave tho operators 10.2S0.7S0 messages
J to dispatch. Australia has strung no
fewer than 103, 3C0 miles of wire across
j its surface and transmitted in ono year
12,000.000 messages. Italy lias 19,500
miles and hns mado an annual record
of about 7,000,000 electrio messages.
Canada lias 58,500 miles of wiro and
did a business in 1889 of 4,027,581 dis
patches. Egypt has 5,500 miles, and is in con
nection with India nnd England by
submarine cables on which in 18S9
1,(300,205 communications were car
ried from ono end of tho world to tlie
other. China has 5,500 miles of wire
across Mongolia, and Japan owns no
less than 10.500 miles, over which
6,000.000 messages wero sent in one
year. New Zealand has strung itself
with 11.375 miles of metal cord, and
dispatched 1.835,391 messages. Tas
mania litis 2.500 miles of telegraph
wires. Persia claims, in partnership
with European wires, about 0. 121 miles.
South Africa lias a credit of 4,310
miles, and even St. Helena, tho island
prison ot tlio great Corsican, has 13
miles of the universal wirocobwebbing
Tho telegraph systems of the world
havo unrolled the wiro reel without
stint, and if wo tuld to tho l.GSS.900
miles used for telegraph purposes the
wholesalo appropriation by tho tele
phono system tho sum total would bo
Tlio ICarly Kesldenti of CiiUfornlu.
The early foreign residents of Cnli
fomia wero largely runaway sailors.
Many if not most would change tlioir
names. For instance, Gilroy's ranch
where the town of Gilroy is now lo
cated was owned by an old resident
under tho assumed appellation of Gil
roy. Of course vessels touching upon
this coast wero liable, as they were
everywhere, to lose men by desertion,
especially if tho men were maltreated.
Such things have been so common that
it is not difllcult to believe that those
who left their vessels in early days on
this then distant course had cause for
To be known us a runaway sailor
was no stain upon a man's character.
It was no uncommon thing after my
arrival hero for sailors to bo skulking
and hiding about from ranch to ranch
till tho vessel they had left should leave
tho coast. Cnlifornians would catch
and return sailors to get tho reward
which, I believe, captains of vessels in
variably offered. After tlio vessels had
sailed and there wtus no chaneo of the
reward the native Californium gave
tho fugitives no further trouble. Gen.
Uidweli in Century.
Shot ii Dri-r nltli Marble.
An 11-year-old Missouri lad litis ex
acuted h remarkable feat in hunting.
Tlie boy's father bad bought him a
cheap single barreled shotgun, and in
a fow days tho boy had shot at every
thing in sight.
Ono morning ho began to load his
gun for a hunt, and after ramming
down a charge of powder found that
his shot bag was empty. With tlio
readiness of a boy to try oiporhneuts
lie thought of his marbles. Finding a
smooth' "taw" that would just till tho
boro of his gun ho rammed it down,
and started out itt search of game.
Ho had not gone far before a full
grown door wus seen running through
tiio woods about sixty yards away.
Tho boy had never shot nt a deer bo
fore, but ho was too much of a hunter
to miss a chance, and ho banged away.
Tho deer gnvo one great jump nnd fell,
with a marble through his heart.
When tho boy caiuo running Into
tho house with the news his father was
tempted to thrash him for Ills rashness,
but ho was finally forgiven, and tho
venison oaten with n relish. Cincin
Tim Cow Tre.
Tho cow tree, tho sap of which
closely roi-cmbles milk, is a native of
South aud Central America. It Is a
bpecles of overjioen, and grows only in
mountain ixyious. A hole borod in tho
wood or oven a wound mado in the
bark of this remnrknblu troo is almost
imimxliutuly III led witli a laotonl like
fluid. Alexander von Humboldt wus
tho first tmvultjr to dtftKirlbo this treo
and bring it lothouotiuo of HuwpMiis.
St, 1juU HonuUIIu,
WHY HE IS BLOOMIN TOM."
AVulteil Iiir anil Wearily for
Girl Too Long Ho I'ounil.
Ho Is very old and very grizzled and
not a littio wrinkled. On casual ob
servation ono would not pick liim out
ils the subject of a lovo story full of
blasted hoes, slow music nnd tho ac
cessories of tho hist sceno of a melo
drama. His very namo seems para
doxical. It 'is "Bloomin' Tom." The
name given by a pretty girl on the spur
of the moment still clings to his weath
erbeaten hulk, and is tho only thing
left him that bears any trace of the
It happened this way and quite a
while ago: Tommy when quito a young
lad came here from the banks of tlie
Thames. Ho wtis bred tuul came very
near being born in a boat owned,
manned nnd navigated by his father,
a typical Thames waterman. Tommy
left behind him a rosy checked girl who
had promised to come to him ns soon its
ho could send for her. But times were
hard, competition strong, and Tommy's
little pile did not gain rapidly, and the
scrawled, badly spelled letters from the
girl ho left behind him grow less and
less frequent. After threo years Tom
owned a boat, but ho had no money to
support a wife, much less to bring one
from old England.
One afternoon Tom then quite a
man wtis down near tlio Btittery wait
ing for a chance to mako a dollar or
two, when tin immigrant bargo from a
big Atlantic liner camo to tlio Castle
Garden dock. Listlessly Tom looked at
the crowd of embryo Americans. Some
thing familiar nbout ono of tlio women
caught his eye, and as his iieart began
to thump against his ribs he recognized
liis "girl from homo." Somehow Tom's
boat flew to tlio binding and seemed to
make herself fast, whilo Tom rushed
to tho gates of the Garden to meet his
Half an hour later sho camo out, but
instead of tlio affectionate rush Tom
expected sho turned to a stalwart young
fellow next to her and said, "Well, 1
never; if tlioro h'ain't bloomin' Tom 1"
And then as a lot of watermen gath
ered around who know Tom tlio girl
added, "Tom, me boy, Hi couldn't wait
no longer fur ye, so I tied to this man.
Good-by, Tommy; yer look bloomin'."
That wtis nil, but it broke Tom's
heart and he did not seem to hear his
fellow watermen crying "Hello, Bloom
in' Tom 1" as ho walked with his head
hanging down back to where ho had
left his boat. After that Tom saved
no more money. Discouragement fol
lowed, anil today he hangs nround the
docks picking up pieces of old junk
and selling them for what ho can get,
and lie is called "Bloomin' Tom" all
along the river, though ho is sadly
faded now. Now York Telegram.
How to Mttlio Aluminum.
There is probably no other metal the
usefulness of which is so extensive as
aluminum, tuul yet its practical utility
litis been successfully demonstrated
onlj very recently. As a matter o
fact, tlio metal was known longngo;
but, although its advantages havo been
realized, tho great cost of its prod tie
tion lias always prevented its coining
into general use. Electricity litis, how
ever, como to tho rescue in this, as in
so many other departments of indus
try, and by its agency aluminum is now
produced at such n low cost that it bids
fair to supersede iron and steel in many
Aluminum exists in nature in the
form of an oxido so refractory in its
character ns to mako reduction in any
ordinary furnaco impossible, nnd the
only means which linvo been found
avjiiiablo for its reduction on a com
mercial scalo is electrolysis. Tlio pas
sago of tho electrio current has tho ef
fect of separating tlie pure metal from
its surrounding impurities, and tlie
economy of tho process compared with
tlio methods heretofore employed is re
markable. Now York Telegram.
How IIIkIi Ciiii Man Live.
Sir. Webber, tho traveler, states that
in Thibet ho litis lived for months to
gothor at a height of more than 15.000
feet abovo sea level, and that tlio result
wtis as follows: His pulse, at tho nor
mal heights only 03 beats per minute.
seldom fell below 100 boats per minute
during the whole timo ho resided at
that level. His respirations were often
twice as numerous in the minuto as
they wero in tlio ordinary levels. A
run of 100 yards would quicken both
pulso nnd respiration more than a run
of 1,000 yards at sea level, und he
found that the higher tlio lovel the
greater tho dillleulty of running or
walking fast. Ho crossed tho Gurla
Mandliata mountain at a height of
20,000 feet, and found that ho had the
utmost dillleulty in getting his breath
fast enough. Webber also says that
tho native guides of tlio mountains suf
fered equally as much, if not more, than
ho. St. Louis Republic.
Klll.-il Whilo I'lslitliifT a ruttler.
A southern exchango narrates how
Itlehurd Pugli, colored, mot death by
a singular mishap. Discovering a big
rattlesnake under his bod ho suized n
big cudgel and attacked tho intruder.
In tho light Pugh struck a loaded gun
in tlio corner of the room. Tho gun
was knocked down, thereby boing dis
charged, tlio whole loadonturlngPugh's
body just abovo tho hips. Ho died
within an hour.
All liiiiorrul Aiuui!inpnt.
Ilturtxuid What lmvo you been do
ing all day!
HiuOmiuI Ohl Only shopping. I
was afraid you'd boon buying, flood
A SONG OF HOPE.
Bunny days are fleeting,
Happy bearta aru.beatlujr,
6mlilnf lips repentinc
"How clieerful Is this earth."
Fearinff not the morrow.
SeekinR not to borrow
From another's sorrow
A damper for their mirth.
But other hopes are dylnp,
tnd other hearts are ulRtifngr.
Anil other lip are crj-lns-
'Oh. welcome, tardy Death!
Our life Is hut u bubble;
Our lot Is pain and trouble:
We've cathereil only stublil".
And felt tho tempest's breath."
Alasl some lives are tearful.
And others brlcht and cheerful.
But bo not nail nor fearful.
For heaveu is Just aud fair.
The miser dies for treasure.
The monarch sees no leisure.
And they ho seek but pleasure
Soon find that castle air.
And they whom life opprevies
Find heaven doubly blesses
Ul Miothes their sad distresses.
And all will richtly prove.
For heaven's smile Is o'er us
Anil lieaten's Iww before us,
so join the mighty chorus
Of praiso For God Is love.
C. E. btewart.
THE OFFICE BOY.
How He May (let Promoted nml How ll
Slny (Jet tlio Other Tiling.
Are oflice boys never promoted, then?
Certainly. I have known several cases,
and will" give a free translation of three.
I wrote a note to a look house that ran
after this fashion:
1 want you to try" a n noy rr,',f "0 h
plucky, means business, will not whine about pro
motion, will work us early and late, us you wish.
ill hold his tonjtiie, and III earn S'-' for every
one you pay him Ho will bo content with $A
1 received this reply in substance:
1 have no vacancy amoni; the boys, but such a
boy as you mention will always vxy twice over
It was n loud commendation you gavo him. If
you dare stand by It, send him alont; 1 shall
keep j our Indorsement for ready reference.
Fred reported for work the next morn
ing. He began at tlie bottom, sweeping,
dusting, clearing up. taking away books,
carrying oH waste paper, etc. In a
short time the store looked as it never
did before. He was tlie first tliero in
the morning and the last at night. He
never asked what to do next, but found
something to do until new work was
assigned. He kept his mouth shut, his
eyes and ears, open, and his feet anil
thoughts active. Tho fifth week they
raised him to 5 and gavo him work
above four other youths whom he found
there. At the end of four months ho
was raised to Sl'J n week without ask
lion went from the lush school into
an otlice at $"1 a week. They told him
plainly that there was no probability of
promotion, as no boy had been promoted
for twelve years, but there was a possi
bility. There was nothing nbout him
that was promising, lie had not stood
high in school, was not a good penman,
was not strong physically: but he went
to work with the full determination that
ho would "get there."
A few days after tho senior member of
the firm saw him going to tho postoflice,
and was so delighted with his evident
intent to boom the mail business that ho
said to his associates: "1 wish there was
some way to lalwl Hen 'This boy is from
tho house of & .' It is worth
something to have such an exhibition of
business on the street."
In the course of a few months another
boy was secured, nnd Hen was given ifli,
until, in less than threo years, he wtis
having $'20 a week, making a place for
himself by tho way ho did everything.
In those three years a thousand other
boys in Boston had changed from place
to place, anil were still working for "y
or $1 a week.
The boy who is merely an oflice boy
will never be promoted, neither will lie
who is above being an oflice boy: who is
lazy, indifferent, talkative, sulky, moody,
meddlesome, envious, jealous, afraid of
doing more than his share, and bound
not to earn more than ho is paid for. Ho
will be promoted who makes himself
equal to every emergency; who loves
work, learns how to work, how to le
cheerful anil loyal, lending a hand every
where; who puts brains into his woik;
who lets his "head save his heels:" who
will work anywhere, at any time, nt any
thing, without complaint. A. E. Win
ship in Golden Rule.
Tlio I:iiiIiii-:iik'i of the Cumel.
Admiral D. l. Porter, who once went
to North Africa to secure camels for jn-
irounciion into America, saul in
recent .interview- "in their campaigns
against Algiers, the French wero
surprised to see their camels, al
though reduced to skeletons, making
forced marches with their loads. Mules
in their condition could not have carried
even their saddles. A camel's flesh is
as gooil as beef You can hardly tell one
meat from the other Camel's milk ia
very good, as I can testify, because 1
used it in my colfee A camel generally
drinks once in three days, and besides
ills four stomachs he carries a sort of
reservoir in which he stores water. 1
havo been told that even ten days after
tho death of a camel this reservoir can bo
opened and ten or fifteen pints of clear
drinkable water taken from it.
"On ono occasion six camels carried
3,019 pounds of oats and mado tliu jour
ney in much quicker time than two wag
ons, each drawn by six mules, and to
gether carrying about tho same weight
of load. On n very heavy road a caravan
of our camels carried from San Antonio
nearly two tons of oats, making about
twenty miles a day. Tho roads wero
such that wagons could hot havo leen
used at all. 1 believe this is an ox-wri-tni'iit
worth trying again. Tho camel
would not only make a valuable adjunct
to our army in tho northwest and west,
but 1 belitjve tho day is coinim: in whie.li
no win oe iiomtiHi tooted as a boast
burden ull through tlnj boutiism
middle regions of this country."
Not aturli ol SIbIU, After All.
M ww a gobltH today mado of bono."
Pilmwl I eiw a tumblar made of
(lash and blood last night."
M tht) girius.Harper'a 0atar, '