Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, June 30, 1881, Image 3

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It is considered by a French scientist
w that it is almost certain that tho ancient
Egyptians and Phenicians used steel,
if, indeed, they did not make it.
There is an effort making in London,
England, to test the system of com
pressed air clocks which have been in
troduced in Paris* Ten stations are
proposed for tho British metropolis.
. A now French appliance is an elootric
brake, which is made to operate on the
by means of
generated during the motion of the
train and applied at pleasure.
It is said that the quantity of rain
water which finds its way to the ground
along the trunks of trees is very con
siderable, but that somo kinds of trees
discharge this function better thiui
A Belgium telephone company have
made arrangements so that any of the
subscribers leaving word any evening
may bo awakened at any hour next
morning by means of a powerful alarm.
Whereas previous investigations have
indicated a height of about 2f><> miles as
the greatest extent of the earth's atmos
phere, M. Jose J. Lindenr in a recent
paper places it at not less than 22,000
All of the timbers used in the Sutro
tunnel, Nevada, are tirst soaked in n
solution of sulphuric acid and iron. By
thus treating the timber it is supposed
that vermin will be kept away and that
mold and rot will be greatly retarded.
Tho rare phenomena of an inverted
rainbow lias been observed at a Prussian
town. The i-tuls of the semi-circle, the
center of which was the sun, rose and
moved westward with the la'ter for some
thirty minutes, when the appearance
A new theory of the Cause of earth
quakes has been propounded by Dr.
Novak, of Pesth. He considers that,
l>esidos the rotation of the earth on its
axis and its revolution around the sun,
a multiplicity of the motions of the
earth appear in space, in virtue of which
the earth's axis and with it the equator,
shift their positions. This causes a
variation of the forces (centrifugal and
centripetal), influencing the earth's
form, and the earth's crust has a ten
dency to adapt itself to this change.
Peculiarities of Great Men.
Aaron Burr always forgot to return a
borrowed umbrella.
Charlemagne always pared i r ns
in the dark of the moon.
Byron never found a button off his
shirt without rising a row about it.
Homer was extremely found of boiled
cablmgo, which he invarib'.y eat with a
Napoleon could never think to shut a
door after him, unless he was mad about
I'liny could never write with a lead
pencil witbont first wetting it on the
tip of his tongue.
Socrates was exceedingly fond of
peanuts, quantities of which he always
carried in his pocket.
The Duke of Wellington could never \
think to wipe his feet on the door-mat
unless his wife reminded him of it.
George Washington was so fond of
cats that he would get np in the middle i
of the night to throw a liootjaek at
Shakespeare, when ca..ying a cod
fish home from the village grocery,
would invariably try to conceal it un
derneath his coat.
When the wife of Gillileo gave him a
letter to mail he always carried it round
in his pocket three weeks before he ever
thought of it again.
Christopher Columbus always jiaid :
for his local jiaper promptly, and being
an attentive reader he always found cut
when new worlds were ripe —Middis
(turn Transcript.
aper Plates.
Tho latest application of paper is the
adoption of paper plates by some of the
great restaurants and cafes in Berlin.
The innovation was first introduced
during the summer of lost year by the
adventurous landlord of a much fre
quented open air restaurant. Every
customer who ordered broad and butter,
rolls, cakes, buns or similar articles,
hod them served to him upon a little
paper plate, mode of light jiaper macho,
adorned with a pretty border of relief,
and having at the first glance a great
similarity to porcelain. (meats, waiters
and host were all pleased with the
novelty; it saved the waiters many a
deduction from their wages on account
of breakages, which the deftest and
cleverest can scarcely avoid when he
handles hundreds of pieces of crockery
dnring a single afternoon and evening.
The jiaper jilates were so cheap that the
| landlord did not care to assert his
ownership over them, and his customers
were allowed to carry them away, like
the petty serviettes of tliin paper used
in so many restaurant* in Holland.
There was also a considerable saving of
the time lost, and the chance ot acci
dent incurred in the cleansing of earth
enware pottery. The success of the ex
periment has been so marked that the
new species of plates is likely to be in
troduced into a great number of res
Drinlla oI Ihr Capiurr mid Ksplolls of
" IIIIU l, lloi, the llnndll."
A letter from Denver nay a: A few
weeks ago tho people of many comnm
nitios in Goloratio wore made angry by
the escape of the notorioUH highway
man, Hilly Lo Hoy, from Deputy Mar
shal Gantril, on the Kansas Pacific ex
prosH. The story of tho escape, as
priutotl at the time, was that Lo Hoy's
sweetheart had planned her lover's re
lease and that she hail successfully bo
witched the deputy marshal. Tho trno
story, as reluted by tho bundit to Dr.
Flournoy, of Del Norte, is as follows;
Le Hoy carried uliout his person a tiny
key, made from a watch spring. When
ho was stripped and searched on the
morning of his departure for Detroit he
creased the skin of his nock and placed
tho koy in tho crease, llis mouth was
opened, his hair brushed and his ears
examined, but the key escaped tho no
tice of the searchers. When tho train
was running at terrilic speed Gantril left
his prisoner, shackled hand and foot,
and stepped to tho toilet-room. "In
two .seconds," said tho bandit to Dr.
Flournoy, " I had my hands free and in
another two seconds my Dot also. All
the jMissengcrs in tho car, except one ,
ladv, wero either nodding or half asleep. !
I know how to settle tho lady. I just
gave her one look, run to the platform :
and jumped off. I was stunned, but 1
came to in a little while and got away."
Several days passeif after Le Hoy's
escajKj, and tho pcoplo hoped that he
had gone to Bonn- other corner of the
world. On tho night of the l.'tth
tilt, tho down stage for Del Norte ;
passed tho lower < ornor of' Franklin's
ranch, when from one side of the dark '
highway thero arose a demand to halt. 1
The quick movement of the roblwrs |
frightened the coach horses. Old dim i
my—so he is called —was driving, and
he had terrible work to control the
horses, though he did his hest. The
robbers, mistaking the runawuv for a
delilierate fattcmjit on the jiurt of the
driver to evade their dutches, tired a
vclley into the fast-fleeting cos-h. One
of these shots passed through a man's
hat who was on tho liox with Jimmvi
and took off one of his lo: ks of hair
" Let's go baek and surrender," said
Jimmy; "if we don't they'll kill me
next time."
" For God's sake don't ~go back."
pleaded a passenger, " have got
8700 on me now and I will lose tin
whole of it "
So Jimmy put lash to his horses and
the conch got nwny as quickly as pos
sible. Then Jimmy resigned. He did not
propose to be killed in any such style,
lie knew that the liandits were none
other than Hilly Loltoy and his party.
Le Hoy was next henrd from when the
stage was ascending the bill about three
miles from Antelope Springs and about
a mile and a half frojn the lake. The
hill is very sleep, and it was while the
aseent was being made that the agents
jumped from their concealment and
llred a whole handful of bullets into
the passing vehicle. One of the bullets
took effect in the leg of Kngineer Bart
lett, of the Denver and llio Grande
road, striking him in the fleshy part.
The ball struck a silver dollar in Bart
lett'a jiorket and sent tho dolls'- into
the flesh,then glanced and w> it through
•he F-g and out The silver piece pro
tected the femoral artery an 1 saved
Harriett's life. Hull <tt fays there were
three men in this party, mid that one of
them a littlo fellow—said to the big
man of the crowd : " Get on the other
side, there, and 'tend to has'ne's."
The littlo fellow pullrd his self-acting
British bulldog and iJ'rnWd up on the
wheel. He pointed the rnnz/Je at
Harriett's head and remarked :
" I am going through you ; hold up
your hands."
The operation required hut a short
time. Money and watch soon passed
into the deft fingers of the rood agent.
It Ixv-nrne necessary to get into the
pocket nearest the wound.
" Y'on are hurting niv leg very much,"
mildly protested tho victim.
" Well, you can't stand it," was the
reply. The front boot was then cleared
of mail, and the rear one icing empty,
tho driver WAS told to go and that
" deuced quick." Tho inside men were
not disturl>ed. The robbers were evi
dently nervous, for it was early in the
evening— 8:20. Tho "little fellow"
was Le Hoy himself. ,
A flfo and drum corps paraded Del
Norte when the stage reached that
place, and there was considerable ex
citement in Denver, and all along the
route. The citizens of Del Norte armed
tliemsclvrs for a grand hunt for the
higwaymeti. Deputy Marshal Arm
strong headed the party. The guide
ass J. P. Galloway, an old and experi
enced mountain horse-thief tracker.
The man-hunters rode np the Bavoya
into the mountain fastnesses. At dusk
on the 23d, when Armstrong
was sitting on a boulder, witfc Mr. Frost
and Galloway near, he saw a man emerg
ing from the thin timber. "Halt!'
said Armstrong. The man raised his
gun and was sbont to fire, whnn'lie saw
that lie was covered from three points.
He sin rendered and admitted that he
was " Louis Potter," of Le Roy's gang.
Tho throo hunters wont toward Ala
mosa. On tho road they Haw a little
follow with a pack on hiH back. At the
command " halt" tho little man drew a
revolver, fired and ran. Armstrong sent
a load after him. The hall (struck tho
follow, and with a quick bound lie en
tered tho IIUHII near at hand and rolled
down the river bank out of night. It
was a job getting him out of .the copse.
Ho would not say a word, and all the
coaxing in the world (scorned to have no
effect. Finally they got to talking
about Hhooting into the copse'after him,
and this brought the young man to
time. He Haid he was nhot and couldn't
walk. Hut they got him out at last,
and found that tho whole of his calf
had been scooped out by the bulb t. It
was an ugly wound.
"Whojaro you, anyhow?" he was
" I agt llillv Lo Roy," lie replied.
" Hilly tho bandit ?"
"The same."
Del Norte was crazy over tho capture
"The people were wild," said General It.
A. Cameron, who happened to bo in the
place; " tho streets were like so many
hivcH of mad liees." The sheriff locked
the two prisoners in the rear cells of
the strong jail, and a committee of in
flu ntial citizens were appointed to ait
as guard for the night About In
o'clock tho sheriff stepped across the I
way on business. He was seized, locked
in a room and kept under guard. Every -
thing was quiet. Apparently every- '
liouy had gone to bed. At 11 o'clock
a party rode up to door and
knocked. The guard asked what was
wanted. "This is your relief; walkout."
Tin guard walked out and w. re eized
and bound, one bv one. The partv then
went direetly to the cells where Le Rov
and Hotter Were, took them nut, gagged
them and left the jail with tin- prison
ers. Not a word W.IH sj>oki u.
At 12 o'clock, midnight, a man rapped
at Coroner Holland's house. Holland
j lit his head out at the window.
"Jlollo!" said lie.
" There's two men h .nging on a tre?
near tho river."
" What?"
" That's whatj said; and, by the way. j
it'- vciy curious, but I found the keys
of the jail just up the street. ere
they are."
'I he stranger tossed tho keys in at the
window and walked away. The coroner
went to the river and cut down the dead
lwidics, which were those of Lcroy and
Hotter. The next day the coroner's
jury foniul a verdict exonerating all
concerned in the nfftir.
As the dead bodies were stretched
ids by side many persons remarked
upon their close resemblance. I'pon
Le Roy's right aim were tattooed the
letters "A. I\," and upon Potter's right
arm the letters "8. P." Le Roy's real
name was Arthur Pond, and Potter's
real name Samm 1 Pond, and the dead
men wen brothers.
i'he Vagabond Saj p.
An old man of very active physiog
nomy was brought to tho police couit
His clothes looked as if they might have
ls>e, I.,.nght second-band in his youth
ful prime, for they hail suffered more
from the rnlw of tho world thxn the
proprietor himself,
" What business ?"
"None: I'm a traveler "
" A vagabond, perhaps?*
"You are not fir wrong T avelere
and vagabonds are about tho same
thing. The difference is that the latter
travels without money and the former
without brains."
" Where have von traveled ?"
"All over the continent."
" For what purpose ?"
"Observation." *
" What have yon ol>-etved ?"
" A little to commend, much to cen
sure and a great deal to langh at."
" Humph I What do you commend?"
" A hatubome woman that will stay at
home, an elo |Uent preacher that will
preach show sermons, a good writer
that will not write too much, and a fool
that has sense enough to hold h'a
" What do yon censure ?"
" A man that marries a girl for her
flue clothing, a youth who studies
medicine while lie has the use of his
hands, and the people who will elect a
drunkard to office."
" What do yon laugh at ?"
" I laugh at a man who expects his
position to command that respect which
his personal qualifications and qualities
do not merit."
He wan dismissed.— K.r<hnnt.
Salaries of Itrltlsb Ministers.
The salary list of the British govern
ment shows the relative rank assigned
to Washington as a diplomatic station
by tha European powers.' The British
minister st Paris receives an annual
salary of 850,000 ; at Vienna, 840,000;
at Constantinople, 840,000 ;at Ht. Peters
burg, $30,000 ; at Berlin, 835,000 ; at
Pekin, 830,000; at Madrid even, 827,-
000 ; while at Washington Sir Edward
Thornton is obliged to live on 825,000
and a very considerable nnmber of al
lowances. In point of grade the Euro
peans rank Washington practically
with the missions to Braail, to Japan,
to the Hague and to Lisbon.
Mrs. Jrnnlr .lunr on ( nderwear.
The choice of underwear is a great
element in its coolness and daintiness
of summer dress. Square cut and
neatly made combination garments of
thin, but not very fine batiste are best
for workers who cannot afford linen,
lawn and cambric. As for silk, they
should only be worn occasionally, even
by the rich, in summer, as they will
not look well nor remain soft after
many washings, anil cleanliness in hot
weather requires frequent changes.
A gauze shirt of wool or silk is recom
mended under the combination garment
for comfort, health, neatness and tie
preservation of outer clothing. It does
not add perceptibly to warmth, it enn
be eliunged often, ami it absorbs that
unpleasant moisture which, in the case
of stout women, so often makes dread
ful havoc with clothes.
It is noticeable that ladies who make
a great display on occasions during
warm weather are apt to be slovenly in
the intervals; they keep up the pressure
all the time, and they alternate between
dragging around a long train and dis
playing before tho gaze of the multi
tude a most elaborate get-up, from hair
pius down to highly embroidered hose,
and lounging in tangled hair, sack and
short skirt for tlm benefit of whoever
has the right to share thrir privacy.
I here is no delicacy, no innate refine
nient, in a habit of this kind. —.V .r
York /,< 111 r.
I>r< iiiit thr llitlr.
If any proc f were wanting of the dif
ference of pace at which people in towns
and people in the country live in these
days it would be found where wise men
never think of looking for it—on the
heads of tho women Whereas' those
in the country, of the lowcrorders es
pecially, wear their hair in precisely
the same style for decade after decade,
those in towns exhibit a cycle of change
in i very ten years. <>n the continent
the same stylo of hair-dres iuglms rcn
tinunl for centuries as thcdistuiguisbed
mark of certain nations, of certain prov
inces and sometimes even of certain
villages. Who would fail to lo ognizc
a Dutch woman by her geld hints, a
SHI IS bv her Utile cap of embroidered
leather, a Swiss by her long jdaits? In
France alone there is an enormous con
trast between the gigantic black ribbon
of tbe Alsatian women and tho cotton
cap of the Normans. In town* a dif
ferent order of things reigns. Without
exactly emulating the wife of Man ns
Anrelius, who in nineteen years hail
her hair done in MM different ways, the
women of cities change tlicir coiffure at
boat ten times in a similar |riod. One
need not be exactly an octogenarian to
remember seeing ladies in turbans, and
later on there win the hideous chignon,
which took the place of the almost
equally ugly puffs and rolls stuffed with
prepared horsehair. As to our fore
fathers they were in worse case. In
their timo they saw the feminine head
rnise<l to the height of absurdity in the
form of a frigate in full sail, a cabriolet
or hedgehog, and as suddenly sink to
the curly little coiffure ala Titus, and
that a la Grecque, which was equally in
aggressive. The " cabriolet" period was
a tine time for hairdressers. Five or six
hours wore necessary to erect the huge
• diflce of the hair In France the gro
tesque reigned as complete ly as here.
Mtne. de Charnlos, going to a royal hall,
made the hairdresser arrange a little
garden on the top of her head ; in the
garden a grove, and in the groxe an altar
supporting the jnirtrait of her husband
Mmc. Lamtielle's coiffure on a similar
occasion represented a three deckisl ves
sel, masts and sriis complete. From
statistics of the time it ap|>ears that in
Faris alone 15,000 hairdressers sub
sisted by the industry of haiipins and
curl jsijiers— l/>ntlon I.if".
t'nthion \|ra.
Hhirred sleeve* take the load in fa*h
Htoel law grow* more an.l more pop
Old fashioned challio* arc again in
Yellow and rod are a* fashionable iva
Narrow l>elt* are more worn than wide
Silver ornament* are worn in half
Sleeves are worn Tory tight or Tory
Yermieella laoe collar* and scarf* are
tnnch worn.
Li*lo threa<l glove* will be a* fashion
able as ever.
Hunting remain* the favorite seaside
dross fabric.
White Imnneta are worn with black
and sober toilets.
Krown coettuno* with bonnet* to
match are mnch worn.
Hound waist* grow more and more in
popular favor.
The seeranckar* retain their hold on
popular favor.
Gay color* and combinations are wotn
in the street.
The taste for plain and simple sun
shades is on the increase.
Cut jet is glittering. Heu jet is dull
and non-lustrous.
"Minerva's eye" is a new shade of
blue, of positive tone.
Very wide sashes of ombre surah are
worn with white dresses.
The rage for trimmings of jetted
passemoterie is as great as ever.
Delicate and dainty colors are re
served for house wear this season.
Flat, screen-slmjs'd fans of Japanese
design are tho most fashionable.
Gold braid is used on children's flan
nel, yachting and seaside suits.
Htrings of hats are very wide, and
edged at the bottom with lace.
Htriped watered silk is revived for
lower skirts of all sorts of dresses.
White French bunting and nun's
veiling are its fashionable as ever.
Deep wide collars, square or round,
are worn by little girls and boys.
Black bonnets are worn with white,
light and bright colored costumes.
Plaids and black figured goods are
ucd for combinations with plain
Hteel, silver and j-1 ornatm uts as ac
cessories of the toilet are worn to exr • s.
For a light traveling dress or fatigue
suit there is no better material than
I'ayal hats trimmed with white, black,
blue or roso India mull are in demand.
Little girls' dresses nre given tabliers
just like their neither*aud older sisters.
Cashmeres, Albatross cloths, surahs,
muslins, salines and silks are all shitn-d.
The box plaited belted hunting
jacket of < heviot is u favorite wrap fur
\\ bite lilacs and lilies of the valley
are worn by brides amid their orange
Ntripjieil straw, Fayal and leghorn
hats will lie worn in midsummer for \
Taniise and black nuns veiling are
the ls-st fabric for inexpensive summer
All sorts of bonnets and hats arc
worn, but the pokes are most in favor
ut the moment.
For stylish dvetoes young girls wear
lower skirts of Louisir.e silk under
! Greek polonaises.
Cheviots and flannels remain the
| favorite fabrics for fatigue suits and
traveling costumes.
Tea gowns are frequently shirred in
i the liack of the neck, sometimes formed
, into a yoke.
The |iopular sun umbrella is of
j medium size, plain and black, dark
gris-n, brown or iron gray.
Driving a Hen.
When a woman has a hen to drive
into the coop she tales hold of her
skirts with ltotli hands, shakes them
quietly to the delinquent, and says
" Hlioo, there'" The hen takes one look
at the ohj<£*. to convince herself that it
is a woman and then stalks majestically
into the eoop. A man doesn't do that
i way. He goes out doors and says: "It
is singular Boltody can drive a hen but
me," and picking up a stick of wood,
linrls it at the offending biped and ob
serves "Get in there, yon thief." The
hen immediately loses her reason and
j dashes to the other end of the yard.
; The man straightway dashes after her
j She comes back with her head down,
Iter wings oat, and followed by an as
sortment of stove wood, fruit cans and
clinkers, and a very mail man in the
rear. Then she skims u tiler the barn,
and over a fence or two, and around the
house, and back again to the coop, and
all the while talking as only an excited
hen can talk, and all the while followed
by thinga convenient for handling, and
a man whose coat is on the saw-buck,
and whose hat is on the ground, and
whose perspiration has no limit. By
this time the other hen* bare come out
to take a hand in the debate and help
dodge missiles, and the man says every
hen on the place shall lie sold in the
morning, and puts on his things and
goes down the street, and the woman
baa every one of those hens housed and
counted in two minutes.
These plans of driving are applicable
to other cases than hens. The jwirson
who goes alxmt the business gently and
calmly will seldom fail of success, while
for . him who resorts to the fire and
thnnder plan wo may always look with
doubt* as to successful results. —Mobile
No More Tobacco for tbe t adcts.
There is consternation and great
tribulation at West Point. The secre
tary of war has prohibited the use of
tolaoco among the cadets. It is said
that four-fifths of the young men ;t this
school for war are addicted to the use
of the narcotic. From the time when
a servant of Sir Walter Raleigh dashed
a pail of water on the spruce gentleman
to put out the fire in him on the occa
sion of his first smoke in England, to
the present, tobacco has caused much
grievance of mind in one way or anot her.
The poor eedeta of West Point will now
lietakn themselves to speculating on
the vexed q neat ion: "Is life worth
Bring r with renewed gloom. - Rorkm/w
MlfitiK (?'"• keep Uia clouds from mum//,
Work lulln ill' wl li<*trt'g <mplaining;
Through the tnik and Iba toil run* tlx-. jnun
iK vbe,
Y' T 'liity KMWH il<-r for hr own gram
And mtnvlex arc stronger for straining.
Karli lift has Horn '• prist for gaining;
Each woo ha* % l>alrii in it* paining;
Ho ■ x. ck for it long in faitli ami prayer,
For tin flng' rof fli*l |a ovorywlvro,
Willi'- tin.- day* ar<- -tanning an I waning.
'I liougli tli- fiilM'-w ito Mm. HI i, staining,
'l'li< rise liaa some scent remaining;
Through tlw darkest hour, mill trust in the
oat the hand .ha* to do, I't it do with its
might -
Strong git I I'M k'Mji the cloud* from raining.
A good trade- mark—A big advertise
All fish do not swim through water,
the shad PICK.
f >ate posts should be set ont firmly.
A great deal may hinge upon them a H
your girls grow up.
The (lays are here when white
pantaloons arid custard pie* have an
aflinity for each other.
Home pretty expensive suit* are seen
on the street", hnt not as high pric 1 as
those to Im found ia the courts.
I'.tta hie) a student lamp
'Twas full of keroxen—
Shi kmv kod it oft th< table.
And it didn't burnt.
When a couple of dogs fight for the
possession of a knuckle of ham, they
ma;, he said to lie engag.-d in a joint
V lien the cow jumped over the moon
she must have wanted to lie re-lked
awful had from the manner she left the
milky way behind her.
Young lady examining some bridal
veils—"Can you rwilly recommend this
one?" Over zealous shopman—"Oh!
yes, miss. It may lie used several
"The only lady that ever impressed
me much," said an old bachelor, " was
a :SOO-pound woman, who was standing
in a car, and when the car turned a
comer fell against me."
A New York pajier speaks of a man
who was " )H-stcn in three suits, 'which
reminds one of the old-time schoolboy
who n>-.sl t" jad his trousers in antici
pation of a thrashing.
" Nothing is im]KMsihle with the per
severing," says a writer who manufac
tures philosophy at foil* dollars a col
umn. Then, Mr. Philosopher, suppose
you try to convince your wife tliat she
doesn't need a summer bonnet,
"k ou say there hain't no 'w ' in
Trench," says Tumble! on. "Then how
the deuce does them clia]is sjiell 'water,'
I should like trr know''' The i|Ucstion
was referred to the fnll house, with
l>ower to send for person s ajul pajs-rs
Pleasures of hotel life : *' Here's a
fly in my soup waiter." "Yea, sir;
very sorry sir ; hut you can throw the
fly away and eat the soup, can ' yon Y'
"Of course I can. Y'ou didn't ex poet
me to throw away the soup and cat the
j fly, did you ?"
" This isn't s menagerie," sharply ob
served an ira ciblc deacon to a man who
was trying to force a ).assage through
the crowd at a church doorway. "No,
I pn-sume not,' returned the stranger,
"or they wouldn't loan any of the ani
mals to block tip the entrance,"
An over-fastidious fellow, dining at a
, first-rate restaurant, was complaining
lccanse n beefsteak was not cooked to
: suit his taste. "It takes away my ap
jwtiU'," he said. "to eat it." " Then
it must suit you," said a friend. "Why
so ?" " Because that is what you are
rating it for!"— Phtl ulal/thm Sun,
The c/Ar'a fear of Nihilists doe* not
■ onfine him strictly to one apartment.
When he gets tired of aittiug on the
water-bncket down in the well, he own
i lie drawn up and crawl into a large
empty cannon near by and lay down
and rent. Hia leg a, at last account*,
were just as sound aa anybody's.
A young man whose mustache is,
like faith, "the evidence of things
hoped for, the substance of things not
yet seen," called on his prospective
fat her-in law, and gave notice that he
intended marrying tbe old gentleman's
daughter at an early date. "It had
1 ett*r take place on some .Saturday, so
that it will not interfere with yonr
school hon*V sarcastically remarked
the old man.
Twas the first twilight interview.
She. swinging in tbe hammock on tbe
side veranda, and he sitting submis
sively at her feet, with his legs dangling
off the board*. " How refreshing at
the closing hour of day," he gently re
marked, "to thus in sweet companion
ship await the rising of the stars that
will soon fleck the cerulean dome of
heaven with s|smgles of silver. I
would ever thus, with thee at my side,
revel in the glories' of the azure—azure,
as sure as— " Whst si qui sits lan
gunge," she enid, with a sign. •• How
can yon afford it on six dollar* a Week f
The young man was not quite ''as sirs"
aa he waa, and slid down the pill**
to the yard, toaled the frnvs and
waa aeen no more thereaboutforever.