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The Long, Long Days.
Tho wind has found its dream
In grasses doop and cool,
Iho lilies their still pool,
The willow its fair stream;
The roes Its crown of flowers,
The leaves their silver showers,
In tho long, long days.
Tho bird,has (band its mate,
The bee its clover bloom.
The wild wood its perfnme,
The brook the river's gate;
And peace And drowsy sleep
Their charmed watches keep.
O'er the loag, long days.
The sea has found its rest.
The river its while sails,
The hills their purple veils,
The heart its eager quest.
And now life standing still.
Has neither wish nor will,
In the long, long days.
Starlight and sunset meet.
Above the dreaming flowers,
Time dare not speed his hours,
The stillness is so sweet,
But bids thorn hush and wait,
For fear of waking Fate,
In the long, long days!
Susan Harllry, in The Continent.
A Thrilling Adventure.
In the year 1875 I accepted an invi
tation to visit the Nsilgherry Hill and
the western ghants. "NVe had very
fine sport of a description quite new to
me, but my companions showed incip
ient signs of fever and hurried back to
Ooty. Shooting alone is stupid work
after youth's enthusiasm has worn off,
and I was thinking of wending my
way back, too, when on arriving at
Pullikul the Kurders told me they had
lost several men lately from man-eat
ing tigers. I instantly remembered
my youthful adventures. It is true,
many a royal tiger, panther, behe
moth, taurus, bear and buffalo, to say
nothing of deer, Ac., had fallen by my
hand in the interval ; for I had been a
persistent and fortunate shikaris ; but
I bad never forgotten the panthers of
Neermul, no; the abominable bath giv
en me by one of thera, which dis
charged a meal of human flesh into
my face as I plunged mv knife into
his heart. I had killed many man-eat
ers, but had run no great risk from
them, for I had generally been mount
ed on an elephant; now I determined
to follow them up on foot to the death.
The villagers said they thought there
were a couple of them, a male and fe
male ; and that they never went very
far, killing one or two people every
three or four days. I pitched my tent
near the village and organized a gang ;
these men are famous trackers, but no
rain had fallen for many weeks, and
the whereabouts of the felines could
not be discovered by their trail : they
were not heard of until some one was
missing. Their depredations extended
for miles around, and the wailing of a
family bereft of its support was only
too frequent. I went from place to
place, sometimes only accompanied by
one shikarie, Chiniah, who had been
with me some years, or with beaters,
trying to drive out these pests; but for
three weeks I had no luck ; they were
never at home. At last the brutes
took to killing my men, and I lost two
out of my gang. I begged of the rel
atives to allow me to sit over the re
mains, but they would not, removing
the bodies and burning them. True, I
had never been partial to such proceed
ings as night shooting, and I was not
so keen as I had been many years be
fore ; still, I had the dogged disposi
tion of a bull-dog, and did not like to
be beaten, yet what was I to do ? Peo
ple were constantly killed, and I could
get no sight of their slayers. I had
one week left; I wrote to have bear
ers laid from Coimbatore to the nearest
point to the Anamullies on a certain
day, and despairing of ridding the
country of these animals, I was march
ing along silently, accompanied by my
two shikaries, when I heard what I
knew to be a death shriek. I hastened,
almost ran, toward the sound, little
heeding what noise I made as I tore
through the jungle, followed by my sat
ellites ; but 1 might have known, had
I given it a thought, that I should
frighten the slayer away. There lay a
wood-cutter, with his skull fractured
by a single blow ; he had been also
seized by the neck, whence the blood
poured in torrents ; but the man was
stone dead. Here was my opportunity ;
the man would not be missed before it
was too late to search for him, so as I
had a little food with me, I determined
to sit over the remains. The moon
was at its brightest; I would not al
low the body to be touched; it lay
partially hidden by some fallen bam.
boos; so, tolling my men to prepare a
machan on the nearest tree, about ten
yards off, I examined the ground.
There was a ravine close by, up which
the monster had crept and pounced up
on his victim ; he would probably re
turn that way. I saw but the marks
of one tiger, while my men declared
they hunted in couples; they (the men)
were also very reluctant to sit over the
body, being superstitious that they
would ever be bunted afterward, but I
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knew if I did not avail myself of this
chance I should get no other ; so I was
firm, and told them remain they must
We erected the maehan as noiselessly
as possible. Tigers are often driven
off by tho nois? men make while pre
paring a cache with which to slay
them. My men urged the danger we
ran of getting jungle fever by sleeping
out at night. I merely told thein to
hold their tongues and to mount, and
if 1 heard either of them utter a sound
or make the least noise I would fasten
him down to the corpse. The men
knew I did not threaten and not per
forin, so, unwilling as they were, per
force they had to obey in silence. We
arranged bushes to hide our placo of
concealment ; we had no bedding, no
pillows, and the bamboos which com
posed the floor of our platform were
not very even or smooth, therefore not
pleasant to sit on for some ten or
twelve hours, during which we could
move neither hand nor foot.
As the moon arose the trees behind
us cast their shadows over the place
where the poor wood-cutter was lying.
Time passed. It must have been about
ten. and I was dozing, when my arm
was grasped by Chiniah. Looking
round, I found bis teeth chattering and
his face as pale as a corpse, while the
other man, with his hands over his
face, sat trembling. From these I
looked toward where Chiniah's horri
fied gaze pointed to something un
earthly. 1 knev the fellow was afraid
of nothing living, but of the unseen
spirits he had a dreal. I. too, was
taken aback. The ghastly body of the
wood-cutter was slowly moving to and
fro; the arms and legs occasionally
lifted up, while no agent was visible.
It made my blood run cold, and I felt
a sensation as if cold water was being
poured slowly down my back along the
spine. I seldom touch spirits, but take
some with me in case of accidents or
need. I took a nip myself and gave
the two natives a strong dose each.
Still the horrible contortions continued,
and I knew not what to make of them.
"Did I not tell you, Sahib," whis
pered Chiniah, "how wrong it was to
sit up over the hotly of a Hindoo? We
should have carried him to the village
and had him burned ; but now we are
all dead men ; he will arise presently
and kill us."
"Hold your tongue, you fool," I re
plied ; "the dead come not to life again
in this world ; there is some trick ba
ing played upon us."
"Who would venture into these jun
gles at this time of night with those
cursed man-eaters about? " said Chin
"I don't know; but keep quiet."
Here a jackal came along the ravine
and out into the open, and approached
the corpse ; but getting within a few
yards, put his tail between his legs,
and, with a frightened cry of the
Pheeal, ran for his life.
"Will you believe me now, Sahib?"
I was getting nervous. It is a hor
rid sight to see a body full of life only
a few hours before, lying out in the
moonlight, in its last sleep, and to
know that it met its death by the fell
stroke of a tiger. But the body moved
backward; its face before hidden be
came exposed ; first one eye opened,
then the other, closing and opening in
a most diabolical way. There was not
a sound, and I must own 1 should have
been glad to have been in bed in my
tent, and never to have seen such a
sight; but, thank goodnees, our sus
pense was not to last much longer.
My two followers had succumbed—l
believe they had fainted. Watching
intently, I saw glide across the chest
of the dead the head of an immense
rock snake. It was wider than a largo
plate across, and its tongue was licking
the corpse all over. The movement of
the limbs ami the opening and shutting
of the eyes wore fully explained. My
feeling of horror disappeared, and I
watched the beat's every movement.
Digging my penknife into Chiniah, 1
made him almost spring off the ma
chan. After staring like a mad man
for awile he perceived the python, and
was, if possible in a greater panic.
"He is thirty cubits long," he uttered,
"and will swallow the wood-cutter first
and us afterward." I gave a silent
laugh, and pointed to the rifles. The
movements of the snake were inaudi
ble, but we could see the disgusting
process of covering the body with sa
liva, and after fully two hours, he
opened his horrid jaws and began to
swallow the body head foremost. Now
a python's teeth are so arranged that
once anything enters his mouth it can
not be ejected again. Gradually the
head and neck disappeared, then the
shoulders and up to the waist, when
there was a terrific roar. A tiger sprang
from a cover right on to the python,
seizing hiin by the back of the neck.
I have no doubt that death was in
stanteous, as far as the snake was con
cerned, but his huge body, in circum
ference equaling a man's, and nearly
thirty feet long, in convulsive move-
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mente, wound round the tiger, and wi
could hear the bones being crushed
one after tho other. The roar the tiger
gave at the first squeezo was appalling;
but in a few moments the roars turned
into means, the moans into a gurgling
sound, and gradually they, too, ceased,
while the contort ions of the snake con
tinned for over an hour. 1 never saw
such a frightful sight. What is man
or his strength compared to that of
either of the beasts lying dead before
us? We were speechless wilh horror
and surprise at the denouement, and at
(he amazing strength of a moribund
snake. All signs of life ceased, and
we had dozed for awhile, when we
were awakened by the noise of tearing
Peeping over our leafy panoply,
there was a tiger, or tigress, making a
meal off either the snake, its own kind
or the dead man. The moon was un
der a cloud, so 1 waited patiently until
it shone again, and then aiming as
well as 1 could for the shoulder, 1 tired
both barrels, and the tigress, for such
she proved, rolled over and over, growl
ing and roaring, and at last crawled
into the ravine, whence we could hclir
her until close upon daylight, when it
ceased ; and, with it, I Knew either
that she had crawled away or died.
Waiting until full daylight, we de
scended from our perch. We first
sought the tigress. She lay dead. We
then examined the three bodies, which
presented much the appearance of La
ocoon in the embrace of the serpents.
Although life had been extinct for
several hours, when we tried to unrav
el the coils from the tiger's body they
resisted so stoutly that I had to send
to the village for assistance With the
aid of over twenty men, and by cut
ting open the jaws, we released tlie
body of the wood-cutter and stretched
out the body of the python ; it meas
ured 25 1-2 feet long. The tiger had
bitten clean through the vertebra? just
behind the junction of ihe head and
body. The tiger, one of the largest I
ever saw, as he measured 10 feet 2
inches in length, was as if he had been
beaten into a jelly ; his bones were
crushed to powder. The poor wood
cutter was cremated the same after
noon ; the two tigers and snake were
despoiled of their skins, and 1 never
afterward sat up at night over any
ki l !—nor do I wish ever to do so again.
The "Homing'* Faculty.
I must say that I much doubt
whether the faculty which enables
dogs and other animals to find their
way home is rightly called intelligence,
although intelligence, no doubt, fro
quently has some share in the result
Human beings are much more Intelli
gent than dogs, and yet how few of
them,if placed unexpectedly in the same
circumstances as poor "Jacob"—that is,
carried off in the dark along streets
and roads altogether unknown to them,
to a place miles away, where they had
never been before/and to the position
and bearings of which they had not
the very slightest clue—how few of
them, I say, would within a reasonable
time find their way back again, at least
if they trusted to their intelligence
alone, and did not ask questions or con
sult maps. Fats, on the other jiand,
are rightly regarded as less intelligent
than <logs, and yet they enjoy tho rep
utation of being more skilful in finding
their home again. A calf, too, is com
monly supposed to be a type rather of
stupidity than intelligence, and yet 1
know of one instance which seems to
show that this "homing" faculty is, or
may be, at least as strong in a calf as
in the most intelligent of dogs. Some
fifteen years ago I was staying at a
friend's house at Linton, a small mar
ket town about ten miles from Cam
bridge. On the morning after my ar
rival 1 perceived that something un
usual was going on outside the house,
and on making inquiry I was told that
a calf six weeks old, which had bo
longed to my friend, but had been sold
the previous afternoon and carried
away in a cart to a farmhouse somo
five miles distant, had come back homo
to its mother. Now, had the calf
come back along the road by which tho
cart had conveyed it to its new home,
much surprise would, no doubt, have
been felt at such a signal instance of
sagacity in so young an animal; still,
there would not have been anything
particularly extraordinary in the mat
ter. But the call* had not followed the
road, which was circuitous, in conse
quence of the hilly character of the
country. A boy had seen it start off
from the farm, and had followed it the
whole of the way, vainly attempting
to catch it, and so the route it had
taken was known. It had gone at a
quick pace in the most direct line pos
sible from its new home to its old one,
and in doing so it had climbed a hill
and passed through a wood which
crowned the summit of that hill.
Here, surely, the faculty which guided
the calf was not intelligence alone.—
A PAPER FOR THE HOME CIRCLE.
A CHINESE THEATER.
Vl<ll tooue In Snn Kißnelico.-AtteP the
Performative. —An Oriental llnncinet.
Describing a visit to tho Chinese
quarters of San Francisco, a corre
In tlie rounds of regular sight-see
ing ail strangers go to the (Jrand
Theater, or playhouse of the "Donu
Quai Yuen," where melodrama and
tragedy alternately excite the audience
to shouts of laughter and rounds of aj>-
plause. Tho performance begins at 5
o'clock in the evening and lasts until
midnight, and the historical plays
often run for a week before tho one
drama is completed. The actors arc
;ill brought over from tho old country,
at salaries ranging from $-000 to SOOOO
a year. At times troops of jugglers
and acrobats have come over for short
er engagements, and' occasionally a
famous singer or musician. The drama
goes on with tine disregard to unities,
and the scenic accessories are so meager
that much is left to the imagination.
Women never appear on the Chinese
stage, and their parts are taken by
gifted men. who mince around the
stage in the little foot hop and talk a
piping falsetto. The costumes are
often of great richness and splendor,
and some of the robes of superb bro
cades and of satins stiff with needle
work and gold thread, are worthy of
places in an art museum. The eastern
visitors go daft over the Chinese
theater and want to attend steadily,
but to the San Franciscan it is the
height of niarvtrdom to endure the
constant accompaniment of the gong,
the wooden drum and the one-stringed
fiddle, on which the orchestra play a
wailing sort of tune that half-way re
sembles "Old Tom Tucker" and "There
is a Happy Land."
After tho theater comes the Hang
Fer Low Restaurant, where the
plebeians sit below stairs and the
gentry ascend two or three tiers of
kitchens to the upper floor, where
they are seated in gilded alcoves and
served with cups of wonderful tea, ac
companied by preserved ginger and
citron, and lychee nuts. Great ban
quets are given at the Hang Fer Low
by the swells and the rich merchants
of Chinatown at costs ranging from
SSO tos2oo. Invitations on vermilion
paper are sent out days beforehand,
and when the circle of guests assemble
at the round table on the appointed
evening incense sticks are burning, the
board is decked and a native orchestra
is squeaking and hammering away in
an alcove. The Chinese are an al>-
stemious race, and the table, when set
for one of these great banquets, re
sembles a dolls' tea party, all the viands
visible at the First course being just
about enough for a schoolboy's lunch.
A saucer of ginger, a saucer of cocoa
nut slices, a pear cut into many sec
tions and ready to fall apart at a tap, a
dish of lychee nuts and some queer bis
cuits filled with chopped meat and
decorated exteriorly with parsley leaves,
generally occupy the center of the
table. A tea-cup and china spoon, and
a little thimble of a glass for holding
the fiery rice brandy, are set
before each guest, and after the courses
of abalono soup, bird's nests and un
speakable fishes and fowl, the enter
tainment winds up with a whiff of
opium all round in any of the little
alcoves that open from the dining hall.
Chinatown abounds in dozens of odd
characters and celebrities; and pictu
resqueness and dreadful smells mark
every foot of this older part of tho
city that they have converted into a
genuine bit of Ilong Kong. AYhile
opium joints and gambling dens are
strictly against the law, the special
policemen will pilot people around to
them and treat them to sights that
surpass the evils and degradation of
any great city.
A Japanese Sclioolhonse.
Bosule, the clear, crystal waters of a
running stream and surrounded with
lilies, says a correspondent, writing
from Japan, we noticed on our way up
Tuji-Yama, the .Japanese sand moun
tain, what we thought to be a school
house and our curiosity prompted us to
ask admittance. There were some fif
teen children in the room, which was
furnished with long, plain tables.
There appeared to be no check upon
the children, who were moving about
and conversing w r ith each other. The
master was teaching the smaller ones
the characters of the written language
by writing them on a blackboard and
requiring them to repeat the sounds
indicated by them. Some were engag
ed in writing upon their slates, others
in arithmetical calculations and others
in reading or committing to memory
from text-books. There seemed to be
an entire freedom from restraint, and
we were surprised at the happy and
contented manner in which they pur
sued their studies. Bright and intelli
gent little fellows they looked, and
from what we have seen of -the youth
of Japan we are convinced there is
much to be expected from them.
EMBER 6, 1883.
AMONO THE OLD MODELS.
Nome of the Citrlons ContrtTneei that
Kerlr luvmtore Patented.
The model room of the Patent Office
is the most bewildering place of all
those which the sight-seers visit in
Washington. Tho National Republi
can says for those people who have a
taste for machinery there is fascination
there for a life-time. Even for those
who know and oare nothing for wheels,
levers, screws, pulleys, and their com
binations, there is a picture suggested
by each intricate contrivance of the
maker, studying, planning, drawing
over his work, sometimes hopeful,
sometimes despairing, occasionally
losing sight of tho difficulties in his
way while thinking of the wealth suc
cess will bring him.
Almost any well known instrument
or machine in use to -day which is at
all complicated is not an invention, but
an army of inventions, and the history
of it is written in the cases which con
tain the models in the patent office.
That of the cotton loom or the steain
engine may be more thrilling for the
mechanician, but the story of tho sew
ing machine is easiest to read for
ordinary people. The models of sew
ing machines and their parts are num
bered by the thousands. The oldest
label which appears upon any of them
is dated February 21,1842. The in
scription is "P. James Greenough,
Washington, I). ('., machine for sewing
straight seams." The instrument
itself lo<ks like a small section of ele
vated railway, and it turns with a
hand crank, it does not appear how
it could ever sew a "seem." The next
one was patented December 27, 1843,
by (. W. Corliss, who calls it on the
label a "sewing engine." It is an
enormous thing, and in some respects
bears a suggestion of the Corliss engine
which ran the machinery at the Cen
tennial Exhibition. There is also a
suggestion of the much later machine
for making barbed wire fencing. It
looks as if it was intended to run bj
horse power. There are quite a num
ber of those old models, which bear no
resemblance to each other or to the
modern sewing machine. Nothing in
the shape of the machine used to
day appears until ten or twelve years
later, when Howe and Singer found
their gold mine. Then men began to
invent all kinds of sewing machines
and attachments—more and more every
year—but nearly all of them are
variations of the modern machine.
With them came the idea of putting on
tucks and flounces and many seams.
With them also came the sewing
machine agent and the instalment
plan. The queerest and apparently
the most useless model in the sewing
machine collection is for the long bar
forms tho top of all sewing
machines. This one is made in the
form of an animal couchant. The ani
mal may be a cat; it looks very like a
squirrel, and something like a rabbit
A long, flat tail, curled along its back,
appears to have been used for a handle.
One forepaw is uplifted as if about to
strike something. Through this the
There are but one or two models in
the building of a date earlier than 1836
and but few older than 1854.
Probably the earliest patent in this
country was that granted by the com
monwealth of Massachusetts to Samuel
Winslow, who had invented a method
of manufacturing salt. "None are to
make this article," said tho patent,
"except in a manner different from his,
provided he set up his works within a
As early as 1773 John Shipman ap
plied for a patent on mills to he run by
tho ebb and flow of the tide, and got a
monopoly for forty years for running
his tide mills anywhere in the town of
Saybrook. Since then the same thing
has been many times unsuccessfully
Benjamin Dearborn, of New Hamp
shire, was a famous inventor 100 years
ago, and in 1787 obtained patents for
printing press, balances or scales, and
a hand tire engine.
Origin of the Reclining Chnlr.
Mr. Henry Ilavard, in his recently
published work, "L'Art dans le Sa
lon," attributes the invention of the
reclining chair to a curious piece of
etiquette scrupulously observed in
France during the period of the old
French monarchy. Whenever the king
visited an invalid whose illness
was of such a character as to force him
to keep his bed, a second bed was inva
riably placed in the room close to the
sufferer's couch. His majesty reclined
on the spare bed, and lay in a recum
bent posture during the entire time
occupied by the visit. When Louis
XIII visited Cardinal Ilichelieu during
his illness, this cumbrous etiquette was
rigidly adhered to, as it was likewise
when Louis XIY went to see Marshal
Yillars after he received his wound.
Th 2 second bed, by successive modifi
cations, became eventually the mod
ern reclining chair.— St. lames' Gazette.
Terms, SIOO Per Year in Advance.
Prof. O. Sormani and Dr. E. Drug
aatelli have failed to detect the para
lite of tnberculosio in the breath
constunptive patients, making it
appear that consumption is not
During his late journey in Central
Asia, Dr. Ventikofif discovered the
horse, the camel and the goose in their
wild state. They showed no fear ot
man even after some of their number
had been shot.
Volcanic disturbances in the island
of Ischia are usually preceded by a
turbid appearance of water in bath®
where it is generally clear. To detect
such change arrangements have been
made for regular chemical exainina
tions of the baths as well as of welli
The Zoological Gardens of Berlin
contain a living specimen of a new
ostrich, which has just been described
by Dr. Reichenow under the name ol
Strutliio Molybdophanes. This species
inhabits the deserts of Somali I and
and the Western Galla country, ex
tending on the east coast of Africa
from 10 degrees north latitude to the
Prof. Tyndall has found that
the moisture in the air oi
an ordinary room absorbs fifty to sev
enty times as much of the radiant heal
as the air does. Moisture is the regu
lator and conservator of the heat, and
in duo quantity acts like a blanket, by
protecting us from a too sudden cool
ing or heating. Hot-air furnaces, or
any other heating apparatus which
overheats the air, and dries and
scorches it are therefore unhealthv
Dr. Domingo Freire of Rio Janeiro,
the discoverer of the yellow fever
fungus cryptoeoccus xanthogenicus,has
made the experiment of transferring
this fungus into the system of animals
by injection, and has obtained satis
factory confirmation of his theory.
The inoculated animals, after a very
short time,showed all the symptoms of
yellow fever, and on dissection their
blood was found to be full of the germs
of the cryptoeoccus xanthogenicus.
Connection Between Colors and
Some curious experiments have late
ly been made to show the connection
between colors and sounds. The
blind, it is tvell known, often translate
sound into color. An ophthalmologist
of Xantes discovered that a sharp note
produced on one of his patients a
brighter, and a flat note a darker im
pression of color. Different musical
instruments have given different re
sults. The saxophone brought out a
sense of yellow ; the clarionet, of red ;
the piano, of blue. The impressions
produced by the human voice were
more delicate shades of yellow, green,
red and blue. The seat of the color
was always in the direction of the
sound. In choir-singing, M. Pedrono'i
patient "noticed a multitude of colors
formed in small points above the heads
of the choristers."
Analogous to these were the experi
ments of Frof. Iloleman, of Philadel
phia, to show the effect of sound on
the colors and figures in soap-bubbles.
A film of soap being placed across the
end of a phoneidoscope, was reflected
on a canvas screen, where it assumed
a bluish-gray appearance. An intona
tion of the voice through a tube con
nected with the film first brought a
number of black spots on the reflection.
These passing away were succeeded by
a beautiful light green, mingled with
pink. The same tone would always
cause the same figure to appear, but
had no control over the color, which
might be blue at one time and yellow at
The Greatest Obelisk.
The Washington monument is the
wonder of Washington, and its beauty
the admiration of both Americans and
foreigners. Already over 350 feet high,
it rises from the banks of the Potomac
a great, white, marble shaft, piercing
the clouds, and backed against the
blue of the sky. It is already the
grandest obelisk the world has ever
seen, and in the aeons of the future,
should the nations of the day pass
away, leaving no more records of their
progress than the mighty ones of the
Egyptian past, it would surpass the
pyramids in the wonder of its construc
tion. It is already higher than the
third pyramid, and within a hundred
feet of the size of the second. It is
taller than St. Peter's cathedral, and
when linished it will be the highest
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The Sods of tK"e Hen.
A minstrel era I of a single lay
But I sing it the whole day long,
In the crowded ooop or the breezy way
I warble my simple song.
Only nti eg", with its clear white shell,
The sea hath no pearl more fair, —
And over that spheroid I cackle aud yell,
And hallo and wrestle and rear.
Oh, ft Irail, weak thing is my ovate gem,
As it lies In my straw-lined nest;
But it rnkcth the orator, stern and stem,
When it catchcth him on the oreet.
There is might in ita weakness, tod when ft
Down the afternoon ot liie,
It can lead a strong man by the noee
When it mfxeth itself in the strife.
I am no slugger; the hawk that swoops
Must hunt for me in the thatch,
And yet in the field or the noisy coops,
I always come np to the soratch.
So I sing the only lay that I know,
In numbers becomingly meek;
Because, though "my son never sets," I know
'lhat my liie will be ended necks weak.
The woman's cause—Because.
A tough time —Roughs on a spreei
A great many Wall street men now
adays are men of note.
A new play is called "The Burglar."
It ought to take well.
The riches which always take to
themselves wings —Ost-riches.
Iron is decidedly the most ironical
of metals, for it is so often a railing.
It isn't a great way to the end of a
cat's nose, but it's fur to the end of its
It is only the man with a pocket
ful of rocks that can afford to throw
What room would one expect to find
in a castle in the air ? A"brown study,"
to be sure.
Some of the men who carry the most
expensive watches never know what
time to go home.
The new counterfeit dollars have a
sharper ring than the genuine coin.
Probably a sharper ring made them.
"I am the power behind the throne,"
soliloquized the mule, as he pitched
his rider heels over head to the
Western packers say that, "taken ae
a whole, the American hog is the best
in the w r orld." An exchange asks,
who wants to swallow a hog
A young man named Darling lives in
Fargo, and when any one calls to him
on the street, every young lady within
three blocks blushes and looks around,
gently saying, "Sb, sh."
"Why are you like a watch-case?"
asked a chap of a man who was rush
ing for a train. "Give it up," he
gasped, as he fled down the street.
"Because you're pressed for time!"
yelled the fiend.
A physician said jocosely to a police
man one evening: "I always feel safe
when I see a policeman in the evenings
for there is no danger about." "Yes,
safer than I feel when I have a doc
tor about," was the bright retort.
Old Russian Sayings.
Roguery is the last of trades.
Every fox praises his own tail.
A debt is adorned by payment
A good beginning is half the work.
An old friend is better than two new
"When fish are rare, even a crab is a
Every little frog is great in his own
Trust in God, but do not stumble
Money is not God, but it shows great
Go after two wolves, and you witt
not even catch one.
The deeper you hide anything the
sooner you find it
Ask a pig to dinner and he will put
his feet on the table.
Be praised not for your ancestors,
but for your virtues.
Never take a crooked path while you
can see a straight one.
Disease comes in by hundred weights
and goes out by ounces.
Fear not the threats of the great,
but rather the tears of the poor.
A father's blessing cannot be drowned
in water nor consumed by fira
Armless, but not Harmless.
J. 11. Hollis, of Duffau, Tex., lost
both arms several years ago in a mo
lasses mill. There is a stub protruding
from each shoulder about eight inches
in length. By placing a pen between
his right stub and chin he can write
better than the average business man.
He can handle a pistol in a lively way,
and requires no assistance in putting
on or off his clothes. To suit his con
venience he wears high top boots, so
that he can lean over and catch the
straps between his teeth. He thus
pulls his boots on without any visible
xertion. He says he can do anything
.hat an ordinary man can.