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I pOORHOUSE J pALAG E I
BV MARY J. HOLMES I
It wns beginning to he da light In the
city of itoston, niU as the gray cast
gradually brightened and grew rod in the
coming tiny, it young man looked out upon
the litiRy world nnnttnl lilm with that
fooling of utter loneliness which one so
often feels in n great city where nil is
new ami strange to him. Scarcely four
week hml passed since the notes of n
tolllug hell hail fallen sadly upon nis ear,
and ho had looked into n crave where
they laid his mother to her last dream
less rest. A prevailing fever had effect-
ed what the fancied ailments of years
lind failed to do, and Hilly Homier was
mow an orphan and nlone In the wide
world. He knew that he had his own
fortune to make, nnd nfter settling his
mother's affairs nnd Gliding there was
nothing left for him, he had come to tho
city, nnd on this morning went form
nlone to look for employment, with no
other recommendation than the frank,
honest expression of his handsome face,
"It was foolish in me to attempt it,"
thought he, as he stopped in trout of n
large wholesale establishment. His eye
caught the sign on which was lettered
"It. J. Selden & Co." The name sound
ed familiar, and something whispered to
him to enter. ' He did so, and meeting In
tho doorway a tall, elegant looking young
man. he asked for Mr. Selden.
"My uncle," returned the gentleman,
who was none other than George More
land, "has not yet come down, but per
haps I can answer your purpose just as
well. Do you wish to purchase goods?"
Hilly, thinking that everyone must
know his poverty, fancied there was
something satirical in the question, but
he was mistaken; the manner was nat
ural to the speaker, who, as Billy made
no direct reply, again nsked: "What
would you like, sir?"
"Something to do; for I bnve neither
money nor home," was Billy's prompt nu
swer. "Will you give me your name?" asked
Billy complied, and when he spoke of
his native town George repented it after
him, snylng: "I have some acquaintances
who spend the summer in Chicopee; but
you probably have never known them."
Immediately Billy thought of the Lin--colns,
nnd now knew why the name of
Selden seemed no familiar. He had heard
Jenny speak of Ida, nnd felt certain that
It. J. Selden was her father.
For u moment George regarded him In
tently, nnd then said: "We seldom em
ploy strangers without a recommenda
tion; still. I do not believe you need any.
My uncle Is wanting n young man, but
the work may hardly suit you," he added,
Vtiamhig llie Unties be would be expected
to perform, which certainly were rather
menial. Still, as the wages were liberal.
Billy for want of a better, accepted the
situation, nnd was Immediately introduc
ed to his business. For some time he
only saw George at n distance, but was
told by one of the clerks that he was
just graduated at Yale, and was now n
junior partner In his uncle's establish
ment. "We all like him very much," said the
clerk, "he is so pleasant nnd kind, though
n little proud, I guess.
This was all that Billy knew of him un
til he had been in Mr. Seidell's employ
ment nearly three weeks; then, as he was
one day poring Over a volume of Horace
which he had brought with him, George,
who chanced to pass by, looked over his
shoulder, exclaiming, "Why, Bender, can
you read Latin? Iteally, this is a nov
elty. Are yon fond of books?"
"Yes, very," said Billy, "though I have
but n few of my own."
"Fortunately, then, I can accommodate
you," returned George, "for I have a tol
erably good library, to which you can at
any time have access. Suppose you come
round to my uncle's to-night. Never
mind about thanking me," be added, as
lie saw Billy about to speak; "I hate to
3)0 thanked, so to-night, at eight o'clock,
3 shall expect you."
Accordingly, that evening Billy started
for Mr. Selden's. George, who wished to
save him from any embarrassment, an
swered bis ring himself, and immediately
conducted him to his room, where for nn
hour or so they discussed their favorite
books and authors. At last, George, as
tonished at Billy's general knowledge of
men and things, exclaimed, "Why, Ben
der, I do believe you are almost as good
a scholar as I, who have been through
college. Pray, how does It happen?"
In n few words Billy explained that he
liad been in the habit of working sum
mers and going to school at Wilbruham
winters; and then, ns it was nearly ten,
lie hastily gathered up tho books which
George had kindly loaned him and took
Ills leave. As he was descending the
broad stairway he met a young girl fash
ionably dressed, who stared at him in
Home surprise. In the upper ball she en
countered George, and nsked him who the
"His name is Bender and he came from
Chi.opeo," answered George.
"Bender from Chicopee!" repented Ida.
"Why, I wonder if it isn't the Billy Ben
der about whom Jenny Lincoln has gono
"I think not," returned her cousin, "for
Mrs. Lincoln would hardly suffer her
daughter to mention a poor boy's name,
much less to go mad about mm,"
"But." answered Ida, "he worked on
Mr. Lincoln's farm when Jenny was a
iittie girl; nud now that she Is older she
talks of him nearly all tho time, and
Koso says it would not surprise her if she
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"Possibly it is tho same," returned
George. "Anyway, ho Is very fine look
Ing, and a lino fcilow, too, besides being
an excellent scholar."
Tie next day, when Billy chanced to be
nlone, George approached lilm, and nfter
limiting some casual rouinrks nbout the
books ho had uorroweu, etc., ue saw,
"Did you over seo Jenny Lincoln In Chic
"Oh, yes," niiBwcred Billy, brightening
up, for Jenny nan always oecu, anu sun
wiim. n treat favorite with him; "Oh.
voa. I know Jenny very well. I worked
for her father some years ngo, nnd be
came greatly Interested In her."
"Indeed? Then you must know Hen
"Yes, I know lilm." said Billy, whllo
"And think hut llttlo of Mm, of
On this subject Billy was tion-coninilt-tnl.
He had no came for liking Henry,
but would not say so to a comparative!
stranger. George was nbout moving awny
when, observing a little, old-fashioned
book lying upon one of the boxes, he took
it up nud, turning to the lly-leaf, read tho
name of "Frank Howard."
"Frank Howard! Frank Howard!" he
repeated; "where have I heard that
name? Who Is he. Bender?"
"He was n little Kugllsh boy I onco
loved very much; but he Is dead now,"nn
swored Billy; and George, with a sud
denly nwakcaed curiosity, said:
"Tell me about him and his family,
Without dreaming that George had
ever seen them, Billy told the story of
Frank's sickness and death of the noblu
conduct of his little sister, who. when
there ,was no other alternative, went
cheerfully to the poorhouse, winning by
her gentle ways tho love of those unused
to love, and taming the wild mood of n
mnninc until she was harmless as a child.,
As he proceeded with his story George
became each moment more and more In
terested, and when at lust there was a
pause, ho asked, "Ami Is Mary In tho
"I have not mentioned her name, nnd
pray how came you to know It?" said
Billy In some surprise
In a few words Georgo related the par
ticulars of his acquaintance with the
Howards and theu again asked where
both Mary and Ella were.
Billy replied that for a few years back
Mary had lived with a Mrs. Mason,
while Ella, at the time of her mother's
death, had been adopted by Mrs. Camp
bell. "But." snid he, 'M never think of
Ella In connection with .Mary, they nre so
unlike; Ella is proud nud vain and silly,
and treats her sister with the utmost
rudeness, though Mary Is far more agree
able and Intelligent, and as I think the
She must have changed very much,"
answered George, "for If I remember
rightly she was not remarkable for per
He was going to say more, when some
one slapped him rudely on the shoulder,
calling out, "How are you, old feller, and
what Is there In Boston to interest such
n senpegrace ns I nm?"
Looking up, Billy saw before him Hen
ry Lincoln, exquisitely dressed, but bear
ing in his appearance evident marks of
"Why, Henry," exclaimed George,
"how came you here? I supposed you
were drawing lampblack caricatures of
some one of tho tutors In old Yale.
What's the matter? What have you been
, "Why, you see," answered Henry,
' drawing his cigar from his mouth, "one
of the sophs got bis arm broken In a row,
nnd as I nm so lender-henrted. nnd
j louldn't bear to hear him groan, the fac
ulty kindly advised me to leave, and sent
on before me a recommendation to the
old man. But I fixed 'em. I told 'em he
was In Boston, .whereas he's In Chicopee,
so I just took the letter from the otllce
myself. It reads beautifully. Do you
All this time Henry bad apparently
taken no notice of Billy, whom George
now introduced, saying he believed they
were old acquaintances. With the cool
est effrontery Henry took from his pocket
a quizzing glass, and, applying it to his.
eye. said, "I've absoiutely studied until
I'm near-sighted. How long have tiro old
folks been in Chicopee?"
"Several weeks, I think," answered
George; and then, either becnuse he want
ed to bear what Henry would say, or
because of a reawakened Interest In Mary
Howard, he continued, "By the way,
Henry, when you came so unceremoni
ously upon us, we .were speaking of n
young girl in Cbicopeo whom you havo
perhaps ferreted out ere this, as Ben
der says she is fine looking."
Henry stroked bis whiskers, wnlcli bad
recelxed far more cultivation than bis
brains, stuck his hat on one side and
answered, "Why, yes, I suppose that In
my way I was something of a b'hoy with
the fair sex, but really I do not now
think of more than one handsome girl
in Chicopee, and that Is Ella Campbell,
but sbo is young yet, not as old as Jenny
altogether too small fry for Henry Lin
coln, Esq. But who is the girl?"
Billy frowned, for ho held Mary s name
as too sacred to be breathed by a young
man of Henry Lincoln's character, whllo
Her name Is Mary Howard."
"What, tho pauper?" asked Henry,
looking significantly at Billy, who replied:
"The same, sir."
"Whew-w!" whistled neury, prolong
ing the diphthong to an unusual length.
"Why, she's got two teeth at least n foot
long, nnd her face looks as though sho
had just been In the vinegar barrel and
Uliln't like tlio taste of It."
"But, without joking,' though, bow
does sho look?" asked George; while
Billy made a movement as if ho would
help tho insolent puppy to find his level
"Well, now, old boy," returned Henry,
"I'll tell you honestly that the lust timo
I saw her I was surprised to find how
much sho was Improved, she has swnl-
lowed those abominable teeth, or done
something with them, and Is really quite
So saying he took bis leave. Just then
there was a call for Mr. Morelnnd, who
also departed, leaving Billy nlone. "It
Is very Btrauge that sho never told mc
sua knew mm," tnougut lie; ana then talc
ing from his pocket a neatly folded letter,
ho again read It through. But there was
nothing In It about George, except tho
simple words, "I am glad you havo found
a friend lu Mr. Moreland. I am sure I
should like him, just because ho Is kind
"Yes. she's fuaottcn lilm," wild Itll.y,
nnd that belief gave him secret sntlsfiic
Horn Ho had known Mary lung, nud
tho Interest he hail felt In her when it
homely, neglected child, had not In tho
least decreased ns the lapse of time grad
ually ripened her Into a Hue. Intelligent
looking girl. He was to her n brother
still, hut she to lilm was dourer fur than
n sister; and though In his letters he ill
ways addressed her ns such, In his heart
he claimed her its something nearer, and
yet he had never breathed In her our it
word of love or hinted that It was for her
sake he tolled both early ami late, hoard
ing up Ids earnings with almost a miser's
care that she might be educated.
ltegttlarly each week she wrote to him.
and It wns the receipt of thcsti letters
and the thoughts of her that kept his
heart so brave and cheerful, in, alone
ulid unappreciated, except by George, lie
worked on, dreaming of a bright future
when tho one KiviU object of his life
should be realised.
(To he continued.)
CARE OF THti EYtS.
Much Trouble nml biiltcrliiit Mux Katitljr
I c Avoi c .
Nowhere Is the comparison between
nn ounce of prevention nml it pouud or
cure more applicable tluiti In tho care
or the eyes; for the neglect of seeming
ly trivial nlTeetlons. perfectly curub.o
In their beginnings, inuy lend lu nn In
credibly short time to poruiitiient Im
pairment of vision, or even to total
blindness. The euro of the eyes, should
begin with tlio moment of birth. The
now baby's eyes should bo the llr.it
part to receive attention. They should
bo wiped carefully with n piece of ab
sorbent cotton wet with n warm solu
tion of boric nclil, of n strength of
nbout sixty grains In four ounces of
distilled water. After the, lids bnve
been thus carefully wnrfhed on' tho out
side they should begently separated
and some of the' solution dropped Into
In washing the eyes one should bo
careful never to dip again lu the solu
tion n piece of cotton which has once
been used; n fresh piece must be taken
each time the eyes nre wiped.
The baby's eyes must be protected
from the light; Its crib should be placed
where the 'c-yes nre not exposed to the
full light from u window, mill the car
riage should have a shade raised only
about a foot above the baby's head.
Children often surfer from lullumiim
Hon of the edges of the lids, which are
red and scaly, and the lashes fall out
nnd break off. This may betoken a
general scrofulous condition, or It may
depend upon some defect in the sight
which causes oye-strnln. or'lt may bo
only n local trouble. If It Is only a local
trouble, a few applications of boric
acid ointment nt bedtime will gener
ally effect a cure.
Conjunctivitis, or Inflammation of tho
membrane covering the globe of the
eye, may be due to a cold, to the action
of bright sunlight or rellectlou from
water or from snow, or to eye-strain
from some visual Imperfection.' Usu
nlly the boric acid solution wlllkglvo
relief here, even when the trouble can
not be permanently cured until proper
glasses are worn.
Another painful consequence of eye
strain Is a succession of sties. When
n child suffers frequently from sties,
from sore lids, or from conjunctivitis,
the sight should be tested.
Much barm Is often done to the eyes,
ns well ns to the general la-altb. by
too long application to books, either
school or story-boioks. Three hours of
looking nt print by daylight and ono
hour In the evening, should not be ex
ceeded by any child under H. for tlmt
Is ns much as- bis eyes, even ir tbclr
vision Is perfectly normal, will stand
without Injury. Youth's Companion.
Tho Pickles Test.
There bad been nn epidemic of
mumps In Denver, nud every nfternoon
brought to the health department a
number of children seeking permission
to return to school. Sometimes no doc
tor wns present, nnd they hud to wait.
So. says the ltepubllcan. Dr. Carllii de
vised a means by which ills secretary,
Miss Currlgnn, might test the appli
cants. 'Pickles nre the thing." said Dr. Car-
Hit. "If a person jvltu the slightest
trace of Inllommatlon In the thyroid
glands takes a bite of anything sharply
sour, the face Is Instantly contorteil.
Iu extreme cases the pain Is extreme.
So a bottle of mixed pickles wns add
ed to the pharmacopoeia of the olllce.
Now. when there Is no doctor lu the
otllce. Miss Currlgan linos up the appli
cants for certificates nud goes down
the line with the bottle of pickles. If
the child takes the pickle and smiles
ns a healthy child should, he may go
back to school again; but If be scowls
In pain he Is condemned to stay at
Decidedly tlio Jtevcrso.
Tinrlo Wellington de Bcrgh. n retired
English merchant, who occasionally
enme to visit his relatives in tins coun-,i-nii
nn niitiniHinstle blcvcllst. not
withstanding his age. Which was over
Ills other passions was n fondness
for Walker's, Dictionary, which, ho
t,i n t n tnliieil. wns suncrlor to all others.
of whatever date, nnd lie" seemed to
know It by henrt.
"Ynnr ntieln ." said n caller ono day.
"appears to bo a walking cyclopedia."
nn tUn eontrarv." responded ono of
Uncle Wellington's American nieces,
"he's a cycling wnmerpcuia.
"Did you say you took n stall nt tho
theater while you were In London?"
asked Miss Cayenne.
"Yes," answered the young man who
wns airing his forelgnlsms.
"I aiinnniin " lio t impend ed npnnlvnlv.
"that It must linvo been pnp of thoso
recent productions that the critics coji.
, . 1 . I 1. ,i, ,1.
(lomncil 101 iuuii uui nciiiuy. mv,u"'
Ington Star. '
There Is tlmo for everything and ev
erybody, espoolally tho convicts.
POWERFUL UNUTBO STATES BATTLES Kill IP OHIU
The battleship Ohio, recently launched at Han Francisco. I the newest "pride of the American nnry. Klin la forty
feet longer than the Oregon nnd U,(KKI Ions greater lu displacement She Is twenty feel longer than tlin loWn and 1,000
tons greater in displacement than that sh p, Her largest rllle will be twelve lii'hes. Her secondary battery will contiiln
sixteen Itineli rllles, The Ohio's dlmeinhms are: Length on tlm water line, .188 fret; width, feet B Inches; mean
draught. 'S.I r.-et tl Inches. Iiiiixliiiuni draught, feet a Inches; dlsplaccinrnt, r-'.fiOO tons; speed. 18 knots; maximum horso
power, HI.IHH); total coal supply, ",000 to,i. She will carry one ling officer, one ciimiiiitiidliiK offlecr, sixteen wardroom olll
cers. twelve junior onlcers nnd five wnrr.nt olll.-ers. In many respects the Ohio will he the grratcst of nil murluii lighting
machines. The works of the ship will b of the most approved kind. Her engine room will rrsrinblo great workshop,
fitted with the finest tools that can ho mule. The ship herself, with her windings and alleyways, her broad decka and
hundreds of apartments, will be like a i nail city behind walls of steel. She will havo her telephone system, her lighting
plant and her water works. In this t -el-jclrt city will be nearly 1.000 Incandescent lamps and telephunn coiumtinlcii'
tlons between nil parts. The filling of oie water-tight conipartinont nt any time need be no cue for alarm. Tho touch
of n button In the central station will cl.ise every water-tight door In less tlmo than would lakn to giro tho order. Her
complement will he about ROO men.
SIXTY THOUSAND A YEAR.
Chicago System Has I.nruest Halnrle I
Telephone i-Hlclnl In tits Cnuntrr.
John I. Snblit,' president of the Pa
clllc States Telegraph nnd Telephone
Company, has entered upoti bis dutlo
In a larger Held of activity as tho man
nger of the Chicago system of telo
phones. There hnve beeu promotions
nil along the Pacific coast Hue to till
the places miido vacant by tho transfer
of experts from Snn Francisco nml
Spokane to Clilcugo. Mr. Snbln re
ceives n salary of S3.'.000 per nunum
from the Chicago compnny. Ho also
retains the presidency of the Pacific
States company, receiving from the lat
ter corporation S'J.'i.OOO per nnntim. His
compensation Is, therefore, $00,000 n
John I. Sablu was born In New York
Oct. 3, 1817. Wlieq 15 yenrs of ngo he
left tho public schools of Brooklyn to
enter the messec-jer service of tho V
lependent Telegraph Company of New
York. After an apprenticeship of live
months he wns sent to Now Brunswick,
N. J to open an olllce ns operator on
tho new line then building between
Now York nnd Philadelphia. He re
mained but three months lu this posi
tion, being transferred to White Plains
nnd from there to New ork, where he
became night operator on the Western
press lines of the United States Tele
LORD liUQH, THE
Lord Hugh Cecil, who nt a recent Irish demonstration In the House of Com
mons, advocated the Imprisonment of rebellious members of Parliament, Is tho
"rising hope" of Lord Salisbury's "festive circle," as Lord IJoebery recently
called the Prime Minister's family Lord Salisbury's eldest son Is not looked
upon ns a likely successor to the. political position of his father, and It Is Lord
Hugh, tho youngest, who Is vlowcd ns tho coming man of the Cecils. He is tho
only unmarried son, and has lived all his llfo with his father, whoso disciple ho
Is. Ho Is the only Cecil who raises any enthusiasm, or who wants to ho enthu
siastic. To lilm, as to his father, politics Is uu essential part of religion, and
ho speaks to tho Houso of , Commons as If he were preaching from his brother's
pulpit at Hatfield, ' Ho Is earnest enough to revolt from party ties when they
Interfere with freedom of thought and conviction, and Intcuso enough to proposa
n revolution In parliamentary procedure which uo other member of the House dare
support. Uu Is 31 years old.
In 1801 Snbln entered the nrmy as
military telegraph operator, and was
stationed with tho heinlqunrtors of the
Fifth Army Corps nt Fort Petersburg,
Yn. He served through the war, nud
when tho struggle endoJ ho settled nt
Italelgh. N. 0.
The young operator was restless, and
saw lu the West the opportunity for
advancement which the East seemed to
deny lilm. Ho Joined tho Collins over
land telegraph expedition, formisl for
the purpose of building a Hue overland
from Snn Francisco1 to the mouth of
the Amoor river In Siberia. He was
stntloncd nt Plover Bay In Siberia for
over n year. In the fall of ISO" Mr.
Snbln returned to Snn Francisco, and
for several yenrs was an operator In
the employ of the Western Futon, be
ing stationed nt Salt Lake, Helena nm!
other places. Since then be has grad
ually risen to bis present position.
It tins been his principle to make the
telephone popular slid profitable by
making It so cheap its to be within
the rench of all. He has achieve I this
result by establishing various classes
of service, ranging In price from $I.W)
to $5 monthly. As n result of this pol
icy there are nbout live times ns ninny
telephones on the sparsely settled Pa
cific const as there are In tho densely
populated middle West.
The ejcplnuntloiis some authors nre
compelled to iiinke to1 renders' of literal
or Immature mind when they nro
obliging enough to make them nt all
are often ns good literature ns the
passage which culled them forth. Eliza
beth Cndy Stanton says, In her "Eighty
Years or More," that she once wrote
Dr. Holmes, nt the request of n young
nephew of hers, to ask nn Important
question. Old the doctor really linvo n
servant who almost laughed himself to
death, as described lu "The Height of
the Itldlculotis?" Dr. Holmes replied:
I wish you would explain to your
little nephew that the stury of tho poor
fellow who almost died laughing was
n kind of dream of mine, nnd not n real
thing that happened, any mora thnn
tlmt an old woman lived In a shoe, and
had so ninny children sho didn't know
what to do. or that .lark climbed the
beanstalk nnd found tho giant wlio
lived nt tho top of It.
HOPE OF THE CECILS.
You can explain to hint what Is
meant by Imagination, mid thus turn
my youthful rhymes Into a text for n
discourse worthy nf tho Concord
School of Philosophy. I linvo not my
poems by me, but I remember that
"Tho Height of the Itlillculous" ended
with this verse:
Ten days nud nights, with sleepless pyrs
I watched that wretched man,
And since, I never daru to wrltn
Am funny ns I ran.
But tell your nephew liu mustn't cry
nbout It, miy more thnn because geeso
go barefoot, nud buhl eagles have no
A story copied from "Lu Franco da
Nord" Illustrates the lengths to which
perfect fearlessness may carry n limn.
The. famous llon-tumer Pczon hired nt
Moscow n poor Cossack, who wns ns
Ignorant of thu French !niigiingo as of
four, to clean the cages of his wild
Instructions were given to trie mnn
by menus of gestures and dumb show,
nud npitareutly ho thoroughly under
stood what be was expected to do.
The next morning he began Ills new
duties by entering with bucket, upon go
nud broom, not the cngo of n tamo
beast, but that of a splendid untamed
tiger, which lay asleep upon the floor.
Tho fierce nnliiml nwoke nnd llxed his
cy;s upon tho man, who calmly pro
ceeded to Wet bis largo sponge, and,
uutcrrlllcd, to approach the tiger.
At this moment Pczon saw what wns
going on, and wns struck with horror.
Any sound or motion on his part would
Increase the danger of the situation by
rousing the beast to fury; so ho quietly
waited till the need should arise to rush
to thu man's assistance.
The uioujlk, sponge In hand, n
proaclicd the animal, nnd perfectly
fearless, proceeded to rub him down,
ns If ho had been a horso or a dog:
while the tiger, apparently delighted
by the application of cold water, rolled
over on Its back, stretched out Its pawn,
purred, nnd offered every part of Its
body to the moujlk, who washed him
as complacently ns a mother bathes
Then bo left the cage, and wotnd linvo
repeated the hazardous experiment
upon another snvage from the desert
had not Pezou with dllllctilty drawn
Jimics Itussell IjwcII said, "All dea
cons nre good, but there nre odds In
ilencons," mid It inny bo ndded that
there ure odds lu other vnrletles of
Squire Blank, according to Harper's
Bazar, was not only tho richest mnn In
Ids village, but tho stingiest ns well.
Nothing gave him such keen delight ns
to get something for nothing.
One day he nml several of his neigh
bors had been In couferenco with n
manufacturer who contemplated estab
lishing n mil! lu the town. Tho confer
ence, was held In the one store of tho
village, nnd at Its close tho manufactur
er stepped tip to n showcase containing
clgnrs, nnd said:
"Hnve a clgnr, gentlemen."
All the men selected a cigar except
Squire- Blank. Ho didn't smoke. There
fore he snld:
"Thank you, sir, but I don't smokoj
but ns tho clgnrnnro n dime nplcco, I'll
take a dlmo's worth o' mustard If you
Of courso tho astonished gentleman
"said so," nnd tho squlro went homo
Jubilant over "a hull half-pound o' mu
tord that nevor cost me n red cent."
Tho Pigeons or Ht. Atnrk.
Venice hns asserted the right of
ownership over tho famous pigeons of
Snlnt Mark. Somo enterprising strcot
boys who had mndo a business of kill
ing tho birds, when brought up In
court, pleaded that tho pigeons had no
legal owners, and they were fed by tho
public on tho Piazza Snn Mnrco. Tho
city authorities mnlntnlned that tlio
pigeons were the ward of the old re
public, nnd therefore of tho i present
municipality, a vlow tlmt was adopted
by tho court.
Uprooted Trees Htlll Mvo.
Tho "llfo troo" of Jamaica grows nnd
thrives formont)is after being uprooted
and exposed to tho nn.
Man proposes-nnd the girl sends him
around to papa to seo If ho opposes.