Newspaper Page Text
The Last Watch.
The stars shins down through tha ahiroriag
And thn moonaot tptrklas against the spire,
There is not a light in a neighbor's huaas
Bave one that burneth low
And seometll almost spent.
With shadowy forms in dark attira
Flickering in it to and fro,
As if in pain ami doubt,
And heads bowed down in tears.
Hat a l v
Was there not lamont 7
Behold ! behold, tho tight boras out I
The picturo disappears.
Ye who with such sleepless sleight.
In the chamber out of sight,
To and fro
Your swift noodles secretly
At tho dead of night do ply.
What is it that yo sow 7
Hark I lUrk I
Heard ye not the sounds aloof
As of winds or wings that swept the roof 7
Band of hoamnly voices blending
Choir of seraphim ascending -
Hark I Hark !
Behold 1 behold, it is tho day 1
Bear her softly out of tho door.
And upward, upward, upward soar!
Twenty Pounds Sterling.
There never was such a man to bet an
Staining. lie won always no sure ho
was right. Our mutual (riond, Marx
well, ought to have sailed for Ilrar.il,
but I felt confident I had seen him in
the street; but Staining said it was
nonsenso, and ho bet mo twenty pounds
to one shilling I was wrong. Ho
hardly finished speaking when Marx
well camo in. Staining pulled out of
his pocket a twenty-pound note and
handed it to mo.
" There yon are, old follow. 'A fool
and his money,' oto. Another illustra
tion of the wise adage."
" Not exactly; for you don't expoot I
shall take your money?"
" Yes I do; and shall bo extromely
annoyed if you refuse."
I protested, but presently ho said, in
" Then be my almoner and giro the
money away in charity."
He left presently, and, as thoro are i
objections to standing in the public I
highways with a bank note in your |
hand and a puzzled expression in your
face, the note was transferred to my
pocket, and I went my way wondering,
when I was met full tilt by a clergy
man whom I knew.
" Halloa I" he cried, " Mr. Smith,
you and I seem to hare our minds so
much occupied that wo cannot take
care of our bodies."
"No graro matter of mine," I said, J
but you look sad. Nothing wrong
with you or yours?"
"No, thank you; but I have just loft
a depressing soeno. A young couple,
married in haste, hare oomo to grief.
The wife and child are ill. Ilelativos
and friends have receded into the re
mote background. And, worse than
all, the husband—"
" Has become intemperate or has
gone mad T ,
"Neither one nor the other."
" Something worse ?"
" Yes; for to be dishonest is worse
than going msd. And it is snoh a mere
trifle that is needed apparently to pnt
all straight, that 1 groan in my inability
to find it."
" What's wanted ?"
■"Well, it's only £20."
"There's the money you require.
Haste away, and do all the good you
can with it."
My friend looked astonished. He
oven hesitated a moment.
"11 is very good of yon," he aaid,
nervously, "but really—"
" I have the power to give this away.
Good-bye." And I hurried off. Then
I hasten.' 1 back to him.
" May I request that you will ou no
aoconnt mention my name?"
"As you wish it 1 won't; but you
should 'know the objects of your
bounty." And he told me. Then we
parted. I had only gone a dozen yards
when there passed mo a yonng man
with a flushed face and a frightened,
anxious look in his eyes. He caught up
to my friend and spoke to him.
" That is the man," 1 aaid to myself,
"whose proceedings here have been
dubious, and who will, I trust, be res
cued by Staining 1 * £2O Well, if the
wheel should turn and this poor man
should ever be in a poaition to deliver a
fellow-creature from such trouble as he
himself is now in, by the surrender of
£2O, I wonder whether he'll do it?
Smith, you surely know hnman nature
well enough to answer your own foolish
question. Not he—not a bit of it."
This incident was soon swept from
my mind by a sudden oall to go abroad,
even to the place where Marx well did
oot go—Brsr.il. Nothing hampered me
then; I was a young bachelor, and
could start for the antipodes at two
days' notice. When 'I take my wife
and children—l forget the number—for
our autumns! trip, in these later yean
of my life, I require weeks' preparation.
Awsy ill on to Brazil; away to new
life, new bopea and
fears; awsy to fortune sod the yellow
fcrer I Here occurs in my tale aa in
torval of twenty years (my story duals
in twontios.) I donbt if I should have
eomo back hud not a young English
lady one night sung in my hearing an
old homo ballad, so well remembered
in connection with some loved ones
who in this world will sing no more,
that a craving for my nativo land mas
tered mo at onoe, and in a very short
time I was on my return home.
On tho way 1 had one night a fright
ful dream. I fancied a terrible enemy
hail me down and clutched my throat.
Tighter grow his grasp and faintor my
broatli. My staring eyes scanned every
foatnro of my mnrderer. Slowly and
painfully did I oall to mind the face
above me. I gasped an entreaty for
" Givo it to me; I want it; I must havo
it instantly—instantly!"' was tho hoarso
" What—what can ho mean?''
" What!" ho shrieked in maniacal
frenzy. "My C 20."
1 had quite forgotten about the bet
and £2O; but tho dream set me think
ing of what rumors I hail heard respect
ing Staining since I left England—that
his money had wasted, he had fallen in
position, and oven into poverty.
" Toor fellow!" I thought, " there
may bo something in that dream. If
his pride will accept it ho shall have
the money back, and very glad I shall
bo to restore it."
Buck in England, settled down in tho
old country. Main matters disposed of
1 began to think of minor onos, and
among the latter the discovery of Stain
ing. He was not in his former hannts,
and I failed so long to find him that I
was beginning'to despair, when one
night I met him in tho street.
The brillia.it light of tho ballroom
may increaso tho luster of a woman's
eyes, but if you want to see a broken
down man in his worst aspect, survey
him standing disconsolately under a
street lamp, and he with folded arms
presenting a picture of muto despair.
Ho did I Ixho'.d Htaining. I put my
hand upon Jlis shoulder. 110 sprang
from me as though I were a wild beast.
"Ijdid. not want to ran away," ho
said, hoarsely ; " tlioy knew that. Oo
on; I'll walk quiotly enough. Why—
what—can it be—"
" Yes, it is Hrnitb, yonr old com
panion. Come out of this and conllilo
in me. If you are in trouble and money
can helpjyon, you shall not want." And
I took his arm and wo went together.
And then I heard poor Htaining's con
fession, and it amounted to this: When
wasted his money ho had ob
tained a situation in a merchant's office.
The pay was sufficient to keep him; bnt
even now nothing could restrain him
from betting on horse-racing. As a
consequence he was soon penniless, and
worse—dishonest. He bad p i id a bet
ting debt oat of a £2O note which had
been intrusted to him. Ihscovery had
ensued, and though the luckless man
bad explained that it was only through
a failure of another member of tho
virtuous fraternity he could not replace
the money at once, he had been dis
charged, and hail reason to sup ( ooro he
wonld be prosecnted.
" Many, many thanks," replied the
poor fallow to my otTer. "You can see
the firm in the morning; hat I donbt
whether they will take the money. I
believe they are bent on my ruin."
Early the next morning 1 was at the
office of Blendon, Baydon A Co., and
having stated my errand, I proffered my
Mr. Baydon tru a aleon old grntle
mn. There wan an air of wealth and
ease all over him. He bowed compla
cently and said:
" T can appreciate yonr kindneaa to
thia poor man, and I myaclf would paw
the matter over at once, bat my part
ner tak< s a different view, and I cannot
"Can I see Mr. Blenden?"
" Yea; if yon will call again in two
"In the cab I kept muttering to my
self: " Blenden, and Robert Blenden,
too? lam sure of it. Still, if it be so,
it is very strange. I think I should
know that face again. We shall see
who will be master."
Back to Messrs. Blondon, Baydon k
Oo.'s office, and then in the presence of
Mr. Blendon. All my anxiety for my
poor friend faded away. I was master
of the situation. I stated my desire to
pay the amount of Staining'a defalca
tion, and my hope that under the ex
tenuating circumstances no publicity
would be given to the miserable wrong
Mr. Blendon heard'me with some
impatience, and, before replying, drew
a check to "self or bearer" for £IOO.
Having given it to tho clerk, he said to
" Yon will exense my answering
somewhat shortly. It cannot be. It is
not the money we care about, but we
must vindicate tho law."
I declare I was pleased at'the grandi
ose style of bis speech. How beauti
fully ha was working into my net. I
anggested that in a case like this there
was no imperative call to suoh a course,
and that forbearance might be shown.
" I do not see it," answered Mr.
blendon. "Yon do not appear, sir, to
observe the immcnso importance of
punishing a delinquency of this kind.
I cannot tako yonr morey. If I wero
to let this man off I would be ashamed
of myself. I have just overcome some
foolish hesitation of my partner. lam
always Arm myself." (Not always, Mr.
Blci.don—not when I last saw yon.
But wait a bit. ' A little further into my
net, please). " And, thoroforo, how
ovor sorry may be, sir, 1 must say no.
If I wore myself to commit an a?t of
tk s kind and—"
Why did ho stop ? Ibe wed quietly,
and rising, said :
"Yon are quite right, Mr. Blendon,
for dishonesty is a tcrriblo thing, and
while not for a moment pressing my re
quest, I know you will forgivo my
calling to remembcrar.co a curious ease
known to myself. Home twonty years
ago a poor young couple, not long
married, had fallen into poverty. The
wife and infant wero ill; tbo husband
was distracted; ho must get mcnoy.
when his young wifo and infant child
were almost starving what was to be
done? The monoy was obtained—Mr.
Blendon, you know how. But in what
way was it repaid beforo mischief came,
and how was the husband savod from
ruin and degradation—saved to bccomo
a rich and respected merchant? Whoso
money saved him ? That you do not
know, but I w'll toll you. The X".! 0
noto which rorcued tho husband, rested
only ten minutes beforo in the pocket
of this very Staining whom yon are
about to prosecute. Then Htaining
was as rich as you are now; but lie was
a kind, (Christian man. Mr. Blendon,
I have a right to ask you to what char
actor do you loy claim ?"
I have often thought since what ad
mirable advantages are a clear head and
calm temper. I'd worked myself up to
a white heat. It was only when he first
saw my drift that my listener mani
fested any strong emotion. Then ho
rose from his chrir with flushed face,
but ho resumed his seat, and by tbe
time 1 had finished ho was almost as
calm as when I entered. There was a
slight pause, and then he said;
"You have acquired some knowledge
of an incident in my life which I am
not called upon to discuss. Is this
knowledge confined to yoursclf?"
" I lieliove it to be confined to my
self and my informant, and I have no
desire it should Im> otherwise."
Mr. Blendon bowed
" I will not conceal that 1 shall be
glad if that goes no further, and on
that footing I will say that your friend
shall bo freely absolved, and I will even
aid him if 1 can. You must excuse my
taking yonr £2O. lam obliged to you
for coming. OcoJ-morniug."
I felt ns 1 left him that tbe enemy
had well corercd his retreat, and had
not left me a morsel of triumph more
than he conl 1 help. But my object
was accomplishes), and I hastened to
meet Htaining. He was not at the ap
pointed place, so I went to his lodg
ings. The landlidy told me be had
come in early and gone to his room—
not wel', she thought. Hhc and I went
np together and knocked more than
once. Then I went in. Poor Htaining
lay npon the bod d ad. Ilis enfeebled
frame bad not been able to endure the
recent wear ar.d tear, and he was now
beyond the reach of his follies and his
How Old are Trad* Mark*!
Probably nearly aaold a* the indnatry
of the human race. Ancient Ilabylon
ha<l property symbols, and the Chinese
claim to have had trade mark* 1,000
ycara before Christ. Gutenberg, the
very inventor of printing, had a lawsuit
about a trade mark and won it. In the
year IdOO parliament authorized trade
mrka in Kngland, and they are recog
nised and protected in most civilised
countries. The theory by whioh a suit
is brought for infringement of a trade
mark ia that its use deprives the origin
ator of his property and deceives the
publio as to the articlo it stamps. In
ancient times great importance was
placed npon the marks of individual
workmen, because, u in the case of the
armorers, vaiuable lives often de
pended on the quality of the
workmanship. One old anthor
complains that " certain good and true
soldiers were killed because tho work
manship of their sworda and arms was
not good, and fail id them in battle."
Very early, therefore, it was found
necessary to make stringent laws
against counterfeiting trade marks and
against scamped workmanship. With
out protection in this one partioular,
trade would almost coma to a stand
still, because there are very few things
comparatively that oan be jadged at the
moment. In general, the quality of
goods ia known by experience, and it is
only after they have boon in use that a
correct judgment can be proaouneed
upon their quality. Having, then, onoe
found that a certain workman's produc
tions are good, we seek them again in
the market. If there are no means of
poaiiive identification, the whole work
of buying becomes a hap-haaard affair,
and the beat goods at once lose their
true value. London P'lnUng and
Tapir Trade*' Journal.
TilE FAMILY DOCTOK.
Bays Dr. FooUft Hrtdlh Monthly : The
riothodof routing insects or maggots
from tho ear by the uso of anuuthetict
(other or chloroform held on a sponge
over tho far) is said to have originated
with l)r. J. K. Bluke, of New York city,
The best remedy for chilblains is
sperm oil. Bub tho parts of tho foot
atTootcd with tho oil, on retiring at
night, and bold the foot near a hot
stove until the heat seems to burn.
Then remove it to cool a little, then
heat it again, and do so throe or four
times every night for four or five nights,
and it will prove a perfect cure.
When rn*ty nails have produced
wounds, nothing is better than placing
tho part hurt in as hot water as can 1 c
borno. If on Land or foot, keep in hot
water. Tho same is good for felon.
Another excellent remedy for curing
wounds mado by rusty nails, and thus
preventing lockjaw, is very simple. It
is only to smoke such a wound, or any
wound or bruise that is inflamed, with
burning wool or woolen cloth. Twenty
minutes in tho smoko of wool will take
the poison out of tho worst case of in
If yon wish to sleep woll, oxt spar
ingly of early suppers. Avoid all ar
guments or oontcstcl subjects near
night, as thoso are apt to have a bad
effect npon one who is troubled with
sleeplessness at night. Avoid having
too much company. Many persons be
come so excited with tho meeting of
friends that sleep departs for a time.
There is probably nothing better, after
cultivating a tranquil i mind, then ex
ercise in tho open air. By observing
these nimplo rules, sleeplessness, in
the majority of eases, may be wholly
cured. Another excellent cure for
wakefulness is to take a sponge bath be
fore retiring, having plenty of pulver
ised borax in tho water; rub well with
a coarse towel to get up a circulation;
or a tesspoonful of common baking
soda in a small quantity of water is
considered even better than borax.
Poor sleepers will find it advantageous
often to raise the head of the bed a foot
higher than the foot and then sleep on
a tolerably thick hair pillow, ao as to
bring tho bead a little higher than tin
shouldrrs. The object of this is to
make the work of the heart in throwing
blood to the brain harder, so it will not
throw so much.
The First Lire Mock In the t'nlted
Tbo following acconnt of the first
importation oflire stock into the Cnjted
State* i taken from an old copy of the
Irak Fivmrrt' Gazette: In 1610 fonr
cow* and a ball were, after a long and
dangerona passage by aailing Teaael,
landed in Virginia from Ireland. These
were the first domeetic cattle aeen in
America. In 1625 eighteen ewea and
two ram* were introduced aa a norelty
into New York, by the Dutch West
India company. The flrat horse* landed
in any part of North America were
earned orer to Florida by Gabeca de
Vara in 1G27; they all periahed. The
wild horaea found on the plains of
Texas and the Western prairie are
probably descendant* of the Hpanlah
horaea abandoned by De Soto. In 1625
part of the trade of the Dutch West
India company was the carrying of
horaea from Flanders to New York,
sod that year aix mare* and a
horse were safely transported
from France to America. The
liondon company were the drat ex
porters of swine from Britain to Amer
ica ; and in the year 1621 they carried
on their reeacla no less than eighty
four, which were all, on landing,
allowed to roam at large, and teed and
fatten on the mast, which was very
abundant in the woods. They increaacd
so fast that in 1627 the colony was in
danger of being overrun with them ;
but the Indians acquiring a taste for
fresh pork, and the norelty of hunting
bogs, that calamity was averted. So im
portant was it considered at that time
that the cattle, horse* and abeep intro
duced irto the infant colony should be
allowed to increase, that the governor
issued an order prohibiting the killing
of domestic animals of any kind, on
pain of death to the principal, and to
the aider, abetter or accessory. In
1789 horned cattle, horses and sheep
had increased to 30,000. In 1879 there
were orer 40,000,000 sheep, 30,000,000
cattle (of whioh orer 12,000,000 were
milch eowa), 15,000 000 horses, 2,000,-
000 mules and 30,000,000 swine in the
Shut tonr Mouth.
One of the foreign medio*] journal*
call* attention to the evil* of breathing
by the month, and remind* a* that the
no** waa made for a two-fold pnrpoee :
first, to *en*e impure air and lead u* to
avoid it; secondly, the ineqnalitie* of
the nare* retain aolid partial** of the
atmosphere, and prevent the inhalation
of irritating dnst in the doUaate tisane
of the lungs. Therefore "shot your
mouth," instead of being an impudent
demanl ia good hygienta advioe.— Dr.
Fooic't Htallk Mohtkly. '
FACIB FOB THK (THIOUN.
Cows in Bcandinavia are largely fed
on fish offal.
The finest glno size is made from the
waste of parchment skins.
The United Htates occupy thirty
limes the extent of the British Isles.
There aro in Holland IXOOO wind
mills, averaging eight horse power each.
Bracelets were given as a reward of
bravery to soldiers in the middle ages.
Queen Elizabeth left three thousand
changes of dress in the royal wardrobe.
Poisonous snakes are not able, as a
rule, to poison themselves or each
Bovenly thousand deaths from con
sumption occur annually in the United
The ratio of insane persons to the
whole population is very high in Russia,
being as one to 4
One hundred and twenty-five thou
sand heads of clover yield two and two
tenths pounds of honey.
Though the multiplication table was
in use by the Arabians and Italians at
an early age, no notice was taken of it
during the middle ages in the res t of
There is on record the case of a lady,
subject to nervous headaches, who al
ways finds next morning patches of her
hair white, as if powdered. In a few
days it regains its natural dark color.
Artificial incubation has been prac
ticed from the earliest times in the East,
chiefly in China, India and Egypt. In
the latter country largo mamal", or
ovens, holding from 40,000 to 80,000
eggs, are still used for the purpose;
and the villagers bring their eggs in
tho expectation of receiving, after a
lapse of twenty-one days, 200 chicks
for every -'IOO eggs deposited.
The demand for good carpet designs
far exceeds the supply, and American
manufacturers aro sending to Europe,
particularly England and France, for
hundreds of thousands of dollrrs worth
of designs yearly. If the same quality
of designs could l>e made in the United
Btates tho manufacturers would gladly
patronize home talent. One carjx-t
Arm alone pays §IOO,OOO a year for its
designing department, and of this sum
several thousands of dollars go to for
In the Franco-German war the Ger
mans lost over 40,000 men by disease
or the casualties of battlo. It ie to be
remembered that every one of these
was a picked man. in tho fall vigor ot
life, when he ought to have been adding
to the wealth of the country and raising
up a family to strengthen tho Ktatc.
Besides the ofllrial cost of the war, the
voluntary contributions amounted to
§12,000,000 in money or kind. Tbi
was the price of a successful war, waged
by the most economical of nations.
A 1-slse or Tamo Fi>h.
Mrs. r. H. Barges# lives in .Sandwich,
Maw, on the bank of a lake. It ha*
been her custom once or twice a day
for qnitc a period to fool the fish in
thia lake. She drat apleahea the water
with her hand, when in a moment there
may be aoen approaching from every
<UMc<inn hundreds of large shiner*,
tmn eels varying in *ixo from one to
abont three feet in length. Next
tnrtle* appear on the surface, ten,
twenty and thirty feet away, tb-ir neck*
stretched apparently to ace whether it
i* friend or 100 who ia disturbing the
water*. In le* than three minnte*
these various specie* collect directly
before her, and as *he commence* to
feed them the water ia fairly alive with
them. They take bread directly from
her hands, and turtles will allow her to
take them entirely out of the water, and
while ahe holda them in one hand they
will eat with the greatest voracity from
the other. But the eel* are the most
amusing. There was one she called
Qninn, measuring about threo feet in
length, that repeatedly came to the
snrface and wonld glide back and forth
through her hinds, and several time*
•he lifted him partially out of the
water, but he was careful to keep his
head under. The moment be aaw day
light he would dart back aa only an eel
A Wonderful Recovery.
Last October a Ban Francisco team -
s'er named John Oollery, in driving qn
warily through a barn door, had his
neck broken by a beam and his spinal
cord stretched two inches, according
to the doctor's statement. The fact
was published in the papers, and those
who read the item naturally supposed
that the man died in due course; but
he was made of tougher fiber than is
generally employed in the ha man ma
chine, and baa aimoet recovered. His
life is now all the dearer to him for the
torture through whioh he passed to
preserve it. He was laid fist on bis
back upon a plank, and there he lay
without daring even to aneexe for two
months, while the doetor, having by
delicate manipulations brought the
bone* into position without mangling
tha spinal oord, had the satisfaction of
sating the edges gradually unite.
f'KARLS OF TllOUhllT.
Folitencas in a wreath of flower* that
adorns the world.
Life without industry in barren, and
industry without art ia tiarharism.
French proverb—Consolations eon
solo only those who are willing to Ire
A bravo man's record is better than
an ersay on courage, and a kind man's
deeds than any sermon on philanthropy.
Liberty has shown it no If in breaking
through human law and breaking
human restraints, and slavery ia sub*
milling to them.
When a nation fives birth to a man
who ia able to produce a great thought,
another ia born who is able to under
stand and ulmire it.
As to people Haying a few idle words
about us, we must not mind that, any
more than theold church ateeple minds
the rooks cawing about it.
Feelings cjme and go like light
troop* following the victory of the pres
ent; but principals, liketroips of line,
are undisturbed and stand fast
A man with knowledge but without
energy is a house furnished but not
inhabited; a man with energy but no
knowledge, a h>use dwelt in bat
When wo speak of obedience we
should always speak of faith first.
Fai'.h is the first and fundamental act
of obedience. Faith is the mainspring
It is not by a person's seeking his
own happiness directly that it is
attained; but by a forgetfulness of self,
and a consecration of thought, feeling,
property and time to the interest of
Worth Twenly Thousand Dollars.
.Tarr.es Halfstop, in order to apf ear
at a bondsman, swore Ixjfore a Littla
Hock justice of the peace that he was
worth fSCMMM. S tartly afterward the
justice, learning that Halfstop was not
worth twenty cents and that he lived
on a rented swamp farm, sent ont a
warrant for his arrest. The man ap
peared in eonrt, bringing with him his
wife and two boys.
*' Mr. Halfstop," said the jnstice,
" what hare yon to say why yon ahould
not bo committed for perjnry 7"
" llow Lave I committed jierjury 7"
" Yon swore that yon are worth
twenty thousand dollars, bat the fact
lias been established that yon are not
worth anything. This is a clear rase of
perjnry —so clear, sir, that the peniten
tiary gate is opening to receive yon."
"I said," exclaimed Mr. Halfstop,
" that I am worth twenty thousand
dollars, and I stick to it. Jim,*' he
added, addressing one of his seas,
"stand np here before the judge.
Now, sir, this boy is worth five thou
sand dollar*. Hanged if I'd tskc that
price for him. Ned, my son, yon stand
up. Jndge, this boy is also worth five
thousand dollars. Kae," be continued,
addressing his wife, " stand op. Now
smile for the judge. Now langh a little.
See that, jndge 7 That woman's worth
ten thousand dollars if she's worth a
cent That makes twenty thousand
dollars. Now I am worth five thou
sand dollars—would n't take that am ount
for myself But I didn't claim to repre
sent more than twenty thousand dol
lars; don't you see?"
The jndge reflected for a moment and
said: " I gueaa you're right air- The
statutes are not plain on the subject
lint HI disc barge you ."—Little Rock
Method* of Avoiding Suitors.
All tho unmarried women in tbecom
munity will sympathise with the Wil
liamsburg maiden who recently leaped
from a window in order to escape from
an importunate suitor. As s rule
women are so altogether lovely and men
so intolerably common that it is only
by special effort and self-control that
women endure men at aIL Still, if the
sweet creatures must have ways of es
cape they can do better than jump from
third-story windows. Ten minntea
spent in vigorous talk about dress will
generally suffice to banish any lover
who is not deaf. A few praises in de
tail of some man or men whose per
sonal appearance differs diametrically
from that of an obnoxious visitor will
quickly secure the eolitude desired by
the lady. A h ; nt that a visit to a
church fair is desired has often been
very effective. A abort diaaeitation on
woman's rights usually will clear a par
lor in five minutes, no matter how many
masculine visitors may be present whan
the speech begins. A statement that
after marriage tbe lady expects to be
accompanied to ball or theater three
times s week will dispose of any man
worth marrying, and aa intimation that
ahe has no taste for housekeeping will
banish any other man, aitbar good or
bad. Ia abort, there are numberless
wsys of getting rid of annoying suitors
Any woman of sense can afford to give
tbe tlurd-story window a wide berth.—
Ntv York Herald.
There are 252 femalee and 194 males
(a the Mississippi lunatic asylum.