A Trmnta lluli.s la lt-lf Whm Yoa ConnUIrr thn Mrali That Ara l'rs . farJ and arv.d Kvtr) thing la 1on ' la Firm Ola 8tyl fcut It Kn, HOW TO FIND A BURGUAH. MEALS FOR CLERKS. iin a fcchania Which New York ls- EMPLOYEES OF LARGE PAR STORES M noim-lline. DINE IN THE RUILDINC Two I hlov.w nnd t vvo ilet.vt I vo mot Hi oilier litem I.I raj o II nvenuo nun ruiiioiu invt. Tli' ooiiirtil ollico inrti wniu.-d some Informal lo;i nlnml burglary. They nlso wauled lo know what tho thieves wow doing, mid Willi what virlli'iilar baud the) wow training. They opanttod Iho thieve ly stopping The rvf.vtotiea of the vs, dejvart- J h",w", ,lum, ' r.LM' ,, .... ' converse, nnd they knowono man sreoonl awutnonor'-lmiium of Paris are ( Th ,llTW;w nry known to them a a turning thn most onrion nights of the j inspect. Kach detective took ono of tho French capital. A nooti us tho Bou ! men nido and asked hint full detail about Harold n.,,1 tbe Wre-lo.ir to th l';M..Ir, I.N ..n.iHN ...Kln hiisl.... Inst . . ,, . . I Jb and the I'"'1 lieart of nil American women who, The thieve wow lu dlleinitm- Neither make the "grand tour" ami prototype j knew vv hat 1 he oilier win saving Kach f tbe colossal establishments in New ' desorlln-d tin- other, giving name, nddiviM. Vork Mini adjacent cities began to an- j bustno nnil nil. ...,., .,..,... !.. i.t. ! Taking onw not to allow tho iitt'tt to got with tl, .....trio., ' ''' "Hkl"K distance 1110 dolooti, C j "Toll tm who you nw, what yon do. whom von live. 1 think wo wnnt you." j Neither tlilof know how Id "pal" hitil , dosvrllH-d him, nnil llh told nn entlwly FOR LITTLE FOLKS. 'How shall wo org nn ire tint 'meal times' of these thousands of meu aud women?" In France "hutch," an understood iu America, is miknown. Every person, iroutlo mid simple, make of tho early morning repast simply a "break-fast" and no more. A bowl of coffee mid a large piece of crisp bread for the work ingmau and woniuu ; the smoking choc olate in a Sevres cop and th brioche which melt iu the month for tho mil lioutiire thowiarethe only distiucliiitDi. ! For many generations the French have j reconiued that it is unhealthy to take j a hearty meal nt 6, 7 or 8 in the morn- j ing. So they wait uutil 11 or 13, and millions wait until 1 o'clock before tast ing the first substantial meal of the day. ', Dinner, a scismd meal of tsvo or three : curses, ami in no wise resembling the i new storv, jrnvc n new name, new mlilrcKx, I new eniplii iiient ill f:h't, ivm'Ii (i0 his "pal" the lie from tho sl.-irt. Anio the dettvtivea cliangitl phwvs and proceeded In eondeuin eneh man out of his own month and lh.it of hls"vil." lloth ilosoripl Ions ttiven were false, of course, and the men had thus confessed that they had soinetliiiitt to conceal. Haviiitf thus "jrot them rljjlit. " t heron trtd olllx men asked for a direct "tip' nlout the luuylary they wx-r worklnu on. threatening Imth thieviv with arrest If thv didu't tell what they had heard In the thieves' colony, where pntty nearly every one knows who did the hkst "joii. " Tho men who had told two lies n piece a minute Ivforo told tho name of a hand anil the name ef ainciuhcrnf that Kind with light repast which Americans know as I (treat pnmipiti.-ss and that night a burglar Vnnmr ' fviiiipd at 7 i ill- pntn Q Was arreM.-O txirding to the circumstance of the pi'r pon. Concierges, or bouse porters, gen erally dine at winter and summer, and sit over their meal au hour or two, chatting and langhfeig. At that late hour the whole family 18 united, and its little affairs are discm-std and settled. With the organization of the " bazaar" ranie the need of keejiiug a constant out look over the hnmlreds of young cien and women iu each department, and economizing each moment of their time between the opening hours and the let ting down of the great iron shutters lie fore the immense windows at 6 p. m. precisely. It was with a view of this watch over the employees, rather than because of any philanthropic tenden cies, that the owners and managers of j the largest "bazaars" decided to make it obligatory for all employees to take their meals at uoon and night upon tho ! . premises. i The bazaar proprietor said, "We ; must do this, as we do everything else, 1 with an eye to the advertisement. ' And so they decided to install their refevto- , ries very handsomely and to feed their employees well. The idea lias paid from ihe start ' At the Bon Marclie spacious and very ; bandsome halls on the fourth story of the enormous ediSce are devoted to the restaurant far the employees. Hut the detectives did not tell In court howthey placed their handson him. Then' is nothing liko a little ifivsterv. New York Herald. ; Tho Conn. The common American "coon" I slave to nn unusual form of etiquette, which in its case has prow n almost lieyoiiu the forms of conventional observance nnil: become a kind of conscience to it. It will I wash everything which it eats, if there! is any water near. Tho fact sivnis to havebi'en questioned ly some writers, but I it is certainly the habit of raccoons when ' kept in captivity with tvi-css to water I They are very fussy, particular creatures. much given topii king up and carrying off j anything odd which takes their fancy : And this, whatever it may 1m is tluly tak I en to the water and wuii "rinsed out. " I whether vegetables or bits of cloth, or even solid hard things like shells ami shiny stones. No "social pressure" can have Iwn put ujxm the raiviKins nt the zisi to make them conform to the laws of the coon eti quette, but they tlo so all the kiihc, and it is a fact that, last spring, one which had a litter of young uncs, to which she was much attached, was-suddeiily seized with a desire to wash them, and carrying them down one by one to her little stone Imib paddled nnd washed the poor little crea tures as if she bail I icon wushlngcithhagoM. It may be doubted whether the kittens ilid not owe their death to this perverted feel- m , I ing of social duty !n tlcir parent, for they A DOLL PLANT. Ilo IM. h I'layoil a l.iilmll Trick III l.lttla M.tsr. Little 1. Isle felt lierseir quite ft gar dener its f.110 walked nenwH the lawn with her new rake and watering can, "Mv garden will always hmk nio now, f.ir I can rake it Nimioih with my new rake, mid I ahull water it everv evening, and then the acotUwilt come up, ninl tho Howe in will look fresh, And Elsie held up her head and looked quite proud. She had not gone far licfore she met her brother liek. "Ah," said he, "you tiro going to do your garden. Have you any seiM to now?" 'No,"aid Elsie. "It is not tho right time. " "IXill soimI may Ih sown at anv time, " said Dick, takingtwo laigt lioans out of his pivket. "Don't set them very ihvp mid eoino out every uuuning and mo if they have come uiv " Dick w;w very fond of playing his sis ter tricks, though his mother told hint it was wrong to do so, Mid he laughed as he saw Elsie going on with her lnans, which she set near some tloweriaits. One morning Dick went off to the garden with it small paper parcel nnd hid himself behind some bushes, lres- ently Elsie camo along, and when she Kinked at her gardeu she spread out her hands and said : "Oh!"4 For chvse by the flowerpots lay a pretty lttle wax dolL She did not wait to picket up, but ran to the house, call ing out : "Mother, mother, my doll seed has come up! Come and look!" Her mother came, and when she saw Dick looking through the hushes she said : "Oh, Dick. Dick, you have been play ing your sister another trick ! Itoeton Standard. 0 Jack'n llnbtijr lttr. J.-lcltfe on Ills hi!Ly horse (Jees ruHiic every day. Willi a st riom, ciimcst fai1 Thinks tt wurk, not piay. Kylaiiui aawrar, Svlvanus Sawyer, Ihe inventor of III rilled cannon, lui just died in Temple ton, Ma., at the age of M. From hut early iM.yhood, ay Ihe Spiinglleld pnbiican, ho showed a strong nnvliunin al bent. In IHftO he invented a inaehino for splitting ratlan. In is.1l ho tested the model of his rilled cannon. The ton Is thus described by V. M. Kellon. the owner of Hut shop in Teinpleloit whem ho ttnislied tho model : "The trial took place in it meadow a short ditaneo fiom Ills homo. Ilo had rigged up a pan of wheels taken from his father ' hayenrt, and thus had diawu it down to the meadow. About a third of n nnte it way he had also rigged tip a target composed of heavy on k planks fioin four to su Inches thick and nliout ten feel square, lie g it us all down about tho gnu and then loaded It with nlmui a pound of powder, and tliougli conlldeiil of lux own invention lie mil not Hiiro trusi himself in its Immediate neighborhood, but attached it fuse Never u I fi't long. lighted it anil then Ihe wholecrowd of us ran like deer for about u quarter of u mile. Hut nothing serious occurred. 'When the explosion took place, the lirojivlilo went straight as a bullet to tho mark, exploded as he planned that it should, and tore most of the target to jmves. Jims snivcsstul was tne urn rifled cannon ball ever llii d in this or any other country. A second discharge with tho same prccaul ions was not so successful, it striking the target askew, for it took latel experience to teach that this was the fault of the proj.vtllo, and that tu secure Ihe straight passage through the air it must le of even thick ness and evenly balanced, loiter, after tunny expel tinents, it was adopted by the war department us an improvement of great value. " FOR SNA KM V01S0X. DISCOVIHV THAT STHYCMNINE NEU- TIULirt3 THE VENOM, racta Itowiillir iH-ii IraUil t'eiieoriilin II.. Hit of ta.ll ltoilllo - Tha lUlo-r mau Nw.l S longer liieimila-r tllm arlf W illi a l.oail"! '! The ihinlly lluld wvn'lisl by ivrtaln h tics of Miake.t was mailn a ubi't of study from very early dale, but tho old lime i,,,.ii..,o,,is, knew not bow to sol o l ho Intricate problems of organic cheinUlry All Hint they neeoinplUhed as to ereale n prodigious niinilM'rof anllilon-., ..icnii.si, .,,.1 .,r which In their Hint won. disdnnnl Infallible Not olio of lliein was worth n lino thousand meals are servexl dailv be tween 1 1 and 6 o'clock. Men and worn- en eat in separate halls, and are served with the same politeness and attention ! that they would receive in restaurants i or at "lunch counters" if Inncli conn- j ters had ever been inflicted on the ' -French. At the Louvre about the same nnm- ' berof meals are served, and the arrange- j ments are wonderfully complete. The ; kitchens, with their sednccive array of J copper saucepans, and the pantries, with the thousands upon thousands of plates ; and cups, all marked with the trade I mark of tbe bouse a majestic lion i oouchant, with his paws hanging over , the letter "L" and the little army of ; white capped and aproned cooks, wait- ; era, bottle washers and potato peelers, are well worth a' visit. Nor will the ' visitor get his back chalked. All is con- j ducted with dignity and refinement, as j in the house of a gentleman of fortune, t The caldrons in the kitchens are ioi- j mense. The visitor may look into one j kettle which contains mashed potatoes ; for 3,000 men, and into another in which soup for 5,000 persons is simmer ing. Then the bottle department is Bomething stupendous. Twelve thousand half bottles of good wine, guaranteed unadulterated, are served out daily. The battalion of bottle washers is busy from dawn to dusk, fetching up the rosy liquid or the yellowish white wine in huge pitchers of wood three feet high, and then bottling it. Both tho Louvre and the Bon Marche have wine cellars of vast extent for customers as well as employees. At the Louvre there are three table services of 700 each for the men. At the Bon Marclie a larger cumber can be fed at once. Each category of employees has its special room. The heads of depart ments dine together, and never mix with the head clerks of each counter. The under clerks eat their boiled beef and roast chicken without being trou bled by the presence of their chiefs. Then the humbler ones, the packers, tbe stablemen, the elevator men, the run ners, the sweepers and lighters, have their long table, and finally, the garcons, or the men who wear the uniform of the house and accompany the delivery wagons and receive money for purchases, have their particular room, and are al lowed to come and go more irregularly than the others because of the peculiar nature of their service. The "ladies" observe the same classification in their eating rooms, and are allowed to gossip as freely as they wilL There are no spies ; they say what they please on the theory that they are not under the con trol of the establishment during tbe time of tbe repasts. Paris Letter in Cincinnati Enquirer. did not London long survive their Immersion. Spectator. Careful of the Wall Tappr. "I have suffered so much nt tho hands of the cbrouto liend," said the girl bachelor plaintively. "If you have ever moved about any, you will know what I mean i onlv tixi well. They are the ticoplti who cajole the landlord into getting new paper for a room, nnd then, after a short occu pancy, leave it for the next comer with the walls more or loss covered with t;u-ks and nail holes, with a neat little bit of plaster knocked out alut each one. From hav ing le-n a victim so often I have deter mined never to add to the number of these ruthless vandals. So whenever I find it necessary to put a small iiufrumcd pic-1 turo or card on the wall 1 attach it by means of a largo lump of gold beeswax, and there it will stay until I wish to move it to another position and will leave 1s; hind no telltale tracks, or tacks, of its presence. I may nilil in a whisper, by the way, that when beeswax fails me 1 have found chewing gum a pretty good substi tute. " Philadelphia Press. lw-a- r -r..v . t.r." Vsv- " S. 1 1 i Fast and furious wimotiint' rides, Isumi'tim.-H still mid plow. Down town, un town, everywhsro llol.y horse go. Bnt with nil his earnest work, low or f;ist the pace, Strance to say, tho hobby horse Never l.-av.-s his pla.ro. Xo Obliging Waltrr. An American traveler in France reports a somewhat amusing illustration of the French superstition with regard to the number 13. Hu had gone into a restuuraut to dine and began by ordering a dozen oysters. Jcn Baptiste, the waiter, presently brought a plate of very small oysters, and put them down on a sidh table. Ulnnclnp over the plate, Jean Baptiste suddenly seized one of the oysters and swallowed it very unceremoniously. 'Now whut did you do that for?" asked the astonished American. "Thirteen oysters on tho phite, mon sieur." "And what if there were?" "Surely you would not think, mon sieur, of inviting disaster by eating 13 oys ters?" Youth's Companion. The Kodak In Jamaica. A prominent Philadelphiun who hm just returned from a trip to Jamaica brings home the following laughable story : The photographer of the party induced a group of native girls to poso for him. Aft er arranging them to his satisfaction, he prevailed upon one of tho other girls to take a peep through the camera. What she saw quite astonished her, and she lost no time in imparting to the posers tho fact that she had ws-n them all standing on their heads. The effect was ludicrous When the photograph was taken, it re vealed each maiden frantically clutching her skirts cbout her knees, while a look ol great distress appeared upon each black countenance. Philadelphia Record. A 1'layfnl Colt. There' is u horse on the sandhills that playjH "hidu and seek" with the children, says mi Augusta! (4a. ) contem porary. When it ('nines her time to "count, " she will go to the base and stand, with her head lowered tbe usual length of time, and then trot u round and peer behind the house corners and tbe large treea until she finds one of her playmates, when she will twitch her upper lip and whisk her tail for an in stant, and then dash off at full sjiced for "base," or if she sees one of thcgirls running for "homo" Ix-fure she discovers her hiding place she will wheel and fly like an arrow, and being fleet of foot ceuerallv irets there first. None of the children enjoys the fun as much as tho tivo 1,,:t ,mt ,llu "tumps of tin. burned colt. New Syt-nt of KubilUl.tlt.ff Titui, A inoditiod centesimal system of sub dividing time and angular measure is advocated bv M. II. tlo Surrautoii. In Le Hevuo Scientitlque. He proposes to retain the hour as a fundamental unit of time, on account of Its universal ac ceptance, its convenience and Ibo help lessness of the task of altering it. Hut the hour should be divided into Im) minutes nn I the uiiuule into Itio sec ond. Thus each new minute would Is' thnt'-iiftbs of an old minute, or sec onds, bile t ho new second would ben l'ttle over a third of the present second. Two of tho new seconds won hi cover tho time of a brisk step, like the accel erated pace used in thn French army. Tho new second is the time taken by one soinivil r.it ion of a single pendulum r.'.U centimeters long. Time could then be consistent ly expressed iu hours and decimals. Thus 8:l.:i:lls hours might lie read H hour 33 (new) minutes -is (new) seconds, and calculations involving tune would 1st much simplified, (.'lock and : watch dials wool. I be subdivided mlo hours as usual, but the smaller divi sions fur the liiniuto and siio.id hands would be hundredths of the circle iu- i stead of sixtieths, mid every tenth divi- j siou would have t he slightly marked, i For angular lueo iireuieuts Jl. lie Sur- ranton proposes 'J 1 ) degrees subdivided : into 10 minute of Hiu seconds each, o i that they could ! converted into hours by shifting the decimal point ono place to the left. N' Mora timida on Approval. Several large retail stuns have put a stop to the practice of seun ng home giKids to customers for iiis cin,u, or, iu tho trade term, "approval," as they find that such articles me often used and then returned with the statement that they do n it answer the piiipit-e. A woman well known in fashionable circles lately ordered from a foremost house two iloen fairy lamps sent to her resilience on approval. Two days after ward she gave u dinner party. Among the guests was a member of tho firm sho hail so lately visited. Tho fairv lamps were used with pleasing effect on the table, spuikling among tint II. Av ers uud greens or shining iu slmdy nooks about the dining room. Imagine the surprise of the merchant tho day after to receive the lumps back, as a clerk informed him, w ith u polite note that they did not suit. It is a post To Make a Daisy Chain. This ilf almost picnic time, and it will bo a novelty for the girls to know how- to make flower wreaths for their hats, so that they may sjiend ono day doing as their favorites about whom they read al ways do. First, be careful how you pick the flowers. Break them with as long stems as possible. Make the stem into a loop, slip the head of the next daisy through it, draw the loop tightly, loop the uext and keep on looping and slip ping in flowers und tying until you have a string long enough to fasten around your hat. Another way to make that the above reward was tho standing caudles und the grease drinpinus had not been removed. Philadelphia Call. ImpoiMllillity of "IVrprtnml Motion." One hundred and twenty years ago, in n?."), tbe Paris Academy of Sciences withdrew its standing rewurd of 500,000 francs which had been otlered for a 'perpetual motion machine." It was plainly stipulated in the offer that the machine snoujii ue ecir uetive; so much so, at least, that when once set in motion, it shall continue to move with out the aid of external forces, und with ont the loss of momentum, until Us parts are worn out." During the years I Inclined to AanUt Him. . "Yon don't object to a contributor dropping into poetry once in awhile, I presume?" said the caller, with an affa ble emila 'Certainly not, sir. Sit down," re plied tbe editor, pushing the waste basket toward him. Chicago Tribune. Treatment For a Flabby Sikln. For a flabby skin tbe following treat ment is recommended: Never use hard water upon it; either preserve rainwater for tho purpose, or, if that is Impossible, buy distilled water of a reliable druggist. Eat bread that Is one day old and choose that which is made from whole meal. A little gluten made Into a mush and eaten with rich milk is also said to help in rounding out the face and neck. daisy chains is to slit the stems close to the flower and slip one stem through an other, thus making a close set wreath. Siegfried. Here is a picture of one of the most attractive and popular cats exhibited at the recent big show in New York city. He belongs to Mrs. Bolton Hall. The Significant. "Did you know Jack had changed the name of his new mare from Sallie to Mother-in-law?" "No. Why?" "Because she interfere. "Boston Beacon. mmmt beautiful creature is worth all that is said of him, and his owner prizes him ho dearly that she has had him painted in oils by a famous artist. He is 9 year old and m.irey would not bny him. offer thousands of men became imam over the problem. At last, at the tune of the date given in the opening, the impossibility of constructing such a machine having been demonstrated, the offer was formally withdrawn. No gov ernment or society of standing now of fers a reward for eneh a machine. St. Louis Republic. Victim of OiiinibiiMCfi Id I'arU. It has often been said that the old stagecoaches caused in the aggregate many more deaths than the modern railway trains, even though railway ac cidents, when they do happen, are usu ally more serious than those to which stagecoaches are liable. A French statistician has been impressed with tbe numerous accidents canned by the om nibuses iu Paris, and he contrasts them iu a similar way with accidents on the railways. Even those who know the dangers of tbe Paris streets, which are far gieater to all apieurance than those of the London streets, will probably be surprised at the result arrived at. The conclusion based upon the statistics of the past year is that the Paris omnibus:- es alone count more victims iu one year than do the whole of the railways of France in ten times that period. Lou don News. penny 'I'll. lUtkftt iiolnblo work In lhl n il bin nsi'iil Ninrs has locn 'rforuiisl by )r Weir Mitchell of I'hlhiilelphla. who, fur the ake of ohliilnlng tilhVlent qniin title of tho poison, lots w Ilmea kepi n ninny a bo oriotil In hl lalrntor Hl method of uvuring Ibo wmoiii for i iuil nation was to sele Ihe muiko by tho tus k Willi tongs, forcing it ainvr hclcon tho Jtiw The eiiniK.sl tinlinnl would I hen blto Into tho sailivr, on which tho hiIk.ii omit till wn left The iihiiiiieo Hum ol'lnlii.il l n yellow lull, triiiisnviil. sllckv lluld, without miiell or taste, in.lly iliiw.lnil In nter When dried. H will tvUiln U tlo proper ties for any hingth of lime npmrcnt l,i . looking liken gum or MiriiNh, nnil It ba been preserved for V) y.nin w llhout alter lntf In tlie l.iisl. tin lids ground It ! nd vlsablo to handle with million toon tho dried faun of snake long dond Hulling, iinle. continued for n long time. il.- not render the lluld lmrnib Ahsiliol has long bel.l tho llis.t phi'v In popular esteem as nn antidote for simko poison In truth. It U !'t inli nt nil. though useful to sustain the vitality of the NrM.ii bitten against tho attack made llsili It by the tonic nrf-'iit It sllimil.Ues tho nerve cenler nod the notion of Ihe heart, If tnk.'ii In small doc Hot tho nil.lnko ordinarily made l to .ur Into tho patient larire quant II le of lil.kv, the eHoot of which Isejacllylhe opiim of that rnulrod. Ill such irn.al d.e alcohol ' depresses liishMil of t uniilalis. thekltnl , function Inlox lent Ion, far from helping 1 the cure, al.N tho olstiii And, bv Ihe . way, nplo hae olteu dlnl from siinko bile who wc.v 1 1 1 ; I i-i i hen deail drunk ! With the newly itlsvoiorvd nut Idoto the 1 Case l exactly ..ps.llo laiu(er l tar i mon. likely to result from hesliatloii In : using It liU'iallv than from nn ov.nl.ise ! Stryehnliie, liself n ki!oii anelv les , tornhlo than ntuiko ein.in. w t dlr.vlly tl h all the M. ries, atliniil.'illiig nnd loriiliig j oil their Kilterii, wlOch the nake loll Msk to deress mid turn off Ailing llh tho uiierrliin ivrtalnty of n chemical l.-st. It iiciilrullea the l itis I uf the serpent ' 'euoiu. liul it mils! lie aibululsi.-n .1 in oslraonlluarv qiiaotHles, ei.ll lot ho ! ill of producing spaMitisllo Iwilchtnsof ihe muscle In fact, the ordinary ihw mini Ih gn-atly e.cileil, nud Iho aditilnlsi n.t loii of the htrwhnlue must U- contlmi.si, eeii If (he total quant Ity injected within i.n hour or two Hitioiiiii.i to w hiit iu the nl. aence of snat.e pots, .it wool.) is n danger on If not f.ilal t!i mm. 'I ho few failun-s niuong iho tiuiiieroiis iice.-se wit h Ih.i drug thus far nsonh-.i hao n.iirly all lvn i tnu'eahle to nil insiiltleleiicv of the null dote In unrein i-n-o as much n ifo lo minims should Ih'k-u.-o to any s rs.ai mi r I a yenrs of -ie If ut the end of 'ji inln utes the s.viitptoin show no nhateiiient. n second lllj.s-litili .if the n.llll.1 slIH-nlh should lc made pnaopily, nnd uu!- tin ti a d.s-l led io.provi incut is orcpl Idle a .bird one, after a like Inien al The m l l.ai of the drug when appllnl as nn initldot.- Is not c 1 1 ii i ii hi r ive 'i he lend, oev i.i n l,u ... 1 always itn-al uhero lull. Ii veuoiu has lj.s-11 alisorhed Appan ntly yielding to tho Mncl ultin for a time, the nisi. II. ms poison, ufii-r on Interval dunnir v hleh it m-.-iiis i.i have Ist-li compionil, nil nt once reasserts II pi-i'sence nnd has to ls met by resli n). lions, re!f!n'd!o of ihe ipi.tni uy pn-vh.us ly ailiniiiistei-iil SVit I, chlhln'ii Ihennioiiiit of the remedy to In. given must nut In Judged by the uw of the child, hut hy Ihe n li i . 1 1 1 1 1 nf venom to Im. counteracted, the dcgiTe of danger chiefly il.-pcndinir upon the sU of the siinhe. Tho lilj.'W..r the n-p tile of course the more iols..u It has. For thoriuore, u to In- n'melnls-nsl that of nil American serpent the rattli-siinke In tho most ilaiieft-rous, t ho copperhead less so and the water moccasin least lu ease of siinko bite, the llrst thlmr to I! done is to tin a string or a handkerchief lis light ly lis possible hctwi-cll the wound and the heart, whenever praot li able, Next. cut deeply Into tho punelui-.-s made by tin: fangs, so us in cause the blood follow free ly. Suck the lil k kI from tho wound n proceeding H-rfectly bnnnlos, Inasinilch as the poison diM-s no harm when taken Iu lerually. Then enn-fully hsis.i the Hku tuni sons to admit a small quant lly of fresh bhsiil to the member, in order thin mortillciillon may tint ensue, Small dose of whisky may now be given at frequent Interval. If the patient has to wait fur the arrival of a doctor, this Is the time lo try nil means lo proline., profuse persplra tluh Tho physician will ndmliilster ex tract, of jiihnranitl for a sudorific and din reiie, lino will iiiinnuisli-r by ,odennic in jnet.lonsof lain ilo minims of'll.uld si rvch Ida, repeated every ill) minutes until sllyhi sjiasms appear All of these fuels nnd Niiigostloim are sunmied up In a paper published by the Natlonnl miiseiiiu lu Its annual renori H Is from Ihe pen of the famous ophidian expert, nr J,eoniii-il Stcjni ger The nil- inor stales Ini iilentally Unit tho iiolsouuus snakes of this country are tli-erenslnu ran Idly in iiuinhers This in phasani. news certainly. I he main cause of Iho ih-erouse Is the growing cull hat Ion or land In parts of the country It may Im traced dl reotly to the killing of serpen! hy hogs. i nose itnimiiis an. Iiy no uieaim prisif nuaoiM. i no venom ir It enters tin- r veins but their doilies are pnileciod by a layer of nu vvmcn is thick eiioiuth ordiimrilv to prevent the fangs of the reptile from peno trailng through If, San Frunclsi-ii Call FRANK M'Kli CAME COwn With Maiiuurliila f mr ..... - - , "U.nj. They aiv lolling a good t,r, .. ......... . 't. ,.-i.. ii ii .. M,i frn MoKeis t'barle II Ib.u i nv mm.. Ilo wir, III rri.r.'Mion ('unllieteil. "Hait i" comiiianded tho highwayman Hold up your liandsf' Tim startled pcd.-strlnn liisi.no lu plied. "Now, then, I'll relievo von .f biiwens! How long have your hands Us-n in that condltionr" "About, 1 4 yours." "T.ikii 'em down. It's the worst raso of eezema I ever saw. I uh.iI u Ihi a iI. i,.p iu.r,.. i .u.i ... .oun .., , rMU 1.111 Call CM is. those hands in two iiioiiiIih hy taking five dmpK after every mnal of" For tho proper filling of this blank II will Im nn ewiiry to consult ihe advert is log dcimrtim iil. Chicago Tribune t-Vufl t-lirli.. .. Ma.lliii Sipiaiv I h. nier MrKi ollhv up Male III Hm tlier hunT" with n Hviklng Ii.Ih. o.inii,,.nil ' '.' U.x ollleoon the lower floor """Un tlno day Iho mutt In iho l.m (i tipthrouali Iho lulmi.i MeKmami that them wn it limit down Maintop Inindlo of iimuiiM ilpi. Mho iiln, " him "' "Tell It 1 1 ii I nut bu.y nnd linvoi10. I.I W-iimIii IIIHIII lllll. " , .. nl miiim. loll hlui to go nwnv " ....... i i - nil I"' e. Ill' lllllsl- Mil Jim .j . won't Inko mi for nn muu,., ' "via -'III. Il.l .....'l ftS'..t.'l k. . M. . - "' " "or Wi'll L. Will, uud I bill nil t hero In iihoiit h, y enn loll blln to eoino nl D iH,,! J"" Wink, and rhnp then will m " lo Mire," mid McKiv niiiirllr, milt,'1 down I) ii.nlhplissiM.f lhoi.i,(,l1 ! 1 l.in .'.ii...' no. -.iter Olllll WhUtU I.I. ......I.. M.,1.... ' 's- -' ..mil liijul t. ....... I... .1 r '- .- ." i'.'- n r.iHU llowiv lie his written 1.1 fltn l...s, i.io... i. ie ..s in. in ril ..I i.m "nnd It worili your w Ml,, to MV ,ln niiut no i eiin ii no ha. w rlttou I . funs;. colllisllesT" sholllisl ,McKc " I.I.I. .-I .'.... 'Hut Im won't go nwny written mm tno ntuir m n,.. i,i,s- bnvo Isi'll produiHsl bero, nnd ,a n.iii' i.i. ill lie inw. a . .nl Willi vim ,H II.. f-r-e !. .,1 hor hem en mike, innn. " nh.iiii.d u. K.v, ' haven'l you M ii. I'liouuh i,, U.l her mo with Ihinso i Touk? If yoiukmi get blui out of I hew rliihl nwnv, I'll.. Hint you don't get even two Week' lMk lo illll I lull lllial, .i, o don t luda. mo nnv more " well, no -rii that in. law drlueg thl stuff, nnd bo iuiv ho la Is'iiml toaa you If It take n week of Wailing him to ns;siuipll-.l II " V ho Iho demo U lui an) wayF" jrHli .VICIM-O "llesioa III inline U llo.i M. Kis. niiiiii down. New Vork W.t LICHTINQ A PIPE IN A WIND. Himrtill.xn' llovlro Ii. II Ml Iim t IM lu U.l Thrlr ork. "I'nil'lli: up S. Issi l.il.e last icuiwf liinblivh K.rk ran.., " old a New Vurk M.rt stimll. "it... I'hlV.i hli'iv Mi lia.il him ii.iistaiiilv I b .l, try as I might, I khjU Hot kei p n loan h nblnUM on; en. mh I.. Iljjht my pipe Afler n half l..elt liiatiltm bad fhmsl out in ihe IlkcMing of I'l.-m, mud.. Mime foivtblo reuiirkproi of ny tailor.' ' 'Xa K iiio !iovv you liov to do i uil.l my companion, nn old Ci.llforiil . aha I was handling tin. bow ol.llo 'II .i xm ! it lilt of llnil tewt-r lcklllg .Mil .if I your m ket "He t..k tho pl.soof mi t nn. I crnrn- pled ii up lulu n wad. vv lih li he MaiiH-d in th pnliti of liN Iwonl Then mrikinxa inatcii, be cios.sl iHithhtiii.li nls.ut it t shield It from iho wind, utter iho trull lloital manlier of Iho railroad nnivyln lik-bllng hi pipe Tho Itaino liisimilly m Iho k'iH-r i-iii'il'l. rliij mi t.-p wlihoiil iu luvaktiit; tnlo it bl.ie Ho pa -si si tl biirnlnu vva.l p. in.., nnd It -rvisl ui pl. lighter isiial ton llvo c.il, lln MkIi br.s -.' fanning loxtcad of extliigulshliig II It Wo Ihe fiiiplc iiiven! loll of n pni llml t-iin.l, w hlch serv.sl my turn then nnd afl orwanl. nnd I commend the ilevin. to irtsni. n ii.astiug tinder for a pl' llukl or lo mart a cnmpllw." New Vork .Sua. I'liinrMi Varn. The priest told ii .lorb-s of linens and of bird, thai turned lo uak.-Hiid I'M their owuei-s and of men vv hum il. v lis lsl ami thrust llv lug im. i grave Ho nlso gnvr an nn-ouiit of i be . apt tin-of Peking III Isneby ncucko... hs k, which as far n 1 r.-ii!ointirr ha .... ,i,,il ihe in I -f it I. -ii of bl-lurliin. "And mi the fon lgu men, " be iwilil, i-m pli,.-lilii( Iho last word to draw my at tenth. ii In the compliment Implied, "Iho foreign in. ii, th.-y made n ihk Who hall oy In.vv blgf And on tup thorn was an Iron bird that. f:ip-.l it wine nisi cried. -Klknw, klkaw.' A loan Inhl tno thl. And Inside ilu-w wow wln-el and machinery nnd flee powder. So tho gnvo It to the eiiisiur The iiiiN-rir who hull say b.nv pleaml lui wn l-s.k It ml put it Hif,. iu hi pala.c Put It in hi piibico, Then not many days nnd It burst to phs-es, p.,iv i and men mow kllhsl lnst couniiiuf, nnd In rushed I ho fowlgn ul iller und plundered mid kllhsl ami hum od " "Hot how did tho foreign soldier g. then.:-" 1 ll.kell "Tho foreign ml. Hers bad gone up river nun by ono, feigning tu ilot.-iilllo III inor chandise 'I'bal how they got llii-re, kn lovvaw " lilai kwissl' Magnllio fllora Than II ...il.l I'mlorataad. Kvery woman w ho cures to lwoll shod these days keep lr.f to put her lil on when she 1 not wearing I hem. A woman who Uvea near Thoinn circle hit evernlHl evero many pairs of them, und sho cur ries I hem along even when sho I trnu'l Ing. Not hum ii. ), w,.il out. to t'hlca Ifo und stopped at a very good hotel. When she Weill to I s I she put her heavy calf sl.iu wiilklnc boon oulsidelho d. sir to Is) blacked. The tni's wow lu them. Tho porter was busy Hull nljthl, uud It was into when he camo to tho Washington woman' limn. It, may have Is-cti morn ing, lu fuel, for bo brought- them Hm diNir himself very early uud kms kist. Tho woman opened tint ihsir. Then- sll I very black man, hi eye rolling with fear. "Here' yniiuh fii't, miss," bo wild In an nvvesirui k way. " I brought 'em ls'k an, an" In n sIiiko whlsM.r "bow did you eoino to Kit doth of 'em cut off'" Washington Post. To Start a llalkjr lianas. A n ofllccr of I he police detail wild wrclil- ly: "When I was u mounted policeman, I learned of a most, hniiuino and kind mctn l of curing a bulky horse. It not only never falls, but It, ih's not give tho slight est pain Hu. animal. When tho horse m fuscs to nil, take tho fmnt fmit nt the fot-hs-k and Ih-iiiI Ihe leg nt tho km' Joint. Hold it Hum for limn minutes, und let It down, nnd the horse will iro. Tim only way in which 1 can account for this effoet- Ivo imudcry of tho borsii Is that, ho can think of onlv ono thlmr nt a time, nnd having maihi up bis mind not to go my llu-ory is Hint, thn iM-mling of tho log taken his mind from tho original ihouuht." Kiirm uud I'icld. I.liulteil Affrfsrntant. "Thn thirst for stn.mr drink." nrgncil the lhis,l,,Klan, "la due to the original sin. " Tho rationalist did not doubt it. "Slning drink," ho n-jolm-d, "I eiT tainly g.M for stiukn dilo. " Having ngmcd thn far, however, tlioy could ngnsj no fiinher Dctmit Tribune. P i'.