The star. (Reynoldsville, Pa.) 1892-1946, July 06, 1892, Image 1

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    VOLWIE 1.
Office on Vot Main street, npiwwlle the
t'ommctvliil llotfl, KeynoliNvlllc, Ph.
jjh. a e. iioovkk!
R K V NOLI )S V I I,I,E. l'A.
lleilrtent dentist. In hnlMInc near Methn
flW .rhuri'h, opposite Arnold muck, lictitle
npw In npfrntliis:.
The It'Siling hotel of Hie town. Ileitdtinr
tern for romnietrlnl men. Htenm In-lit, five
bus, bnth room mid elnsets on every floor,
sample rooniH, htlllitrd room, telephone con
nections, u
aiiEEX&fVXHElt, Pmprirtom.
First class In every particular. Talented In
the very centre of the h"tltiiiwpiirt of town.
Free 'bus to and from i nuns and commodious
sumple rooms for commercial travelers.
Omnibus to mid from nil trains. F.iimpenn
restaurant. House licutcd urid livlitcd Ity
gas. Hot find fold water. Western t'nlon
Telegraph iiIHi'p In building. The hotel In
titled with Hll the modern conveniences.
JAS. 11. CLOVEH, Piiiilm:
Hample room on the ground floor. House
heated liy nut uinl tin. Omnibus to und from
Hll tntlnM.
Tho tdiort line between 1iiIIoIh, Klilgway,
Hradford, Hiilmiinnca, Huftiilo, Kis'licsler,
Niagara Falls and polntii In the upper oil
On nd after May 22d, 1N2, passen
ger trains will Hrtive Hiid depart from Falls
Creek station, dully, except Holiday, hh fol
lows: TilO A. M. Mrudford Accommodation For
Pilnts North between Falls t'reek Hnd
rndford. 7:1. h. m. nilxed train for
10:0&A.M. Huiriilonnd Rochester mall For
Hroekwayvllle, Klilgway, Johnson htirg.Mt.
.lewett, Bradford, halamanca, Buffalo and
Rochester; connecting Ht JohiiHoithiiru
with I'. & F.. train H, for Wilcox, Kane,
Warren, Co rry and Krle.
10:oA A. M. Accommodation For Pullola,
Hykes, lily Kun and I'uiixsutawiiey.
1:90 1'. M. Ilrailford Accommodation Fur
Heeohtreo, Hmckwnyvtllc, Kllmont, Car
mon, Klilgway, Jolinsniihurg, Ml. Jewel t
and II rail ford.
4:AO 1'. M.-Mall For DuKoIh, Kykes, lllg
Kun, I'unxsutawncy and Walston.
7lS5 I'.M. AcconimiMfalion For Ilullolsjllg
Kun nnd I'linxsuliiwney.
Trains Arrive 7:10 A. H., Accommodation
I'linXHUtawneys I0:im A.M., Mall from Will
Hton and I'unxsutawney; 10:M A. M.t Ac
commodation fnitn Bradford; 1:20 I1. M.,
Accommodation from I'uiixHinawiiry; 4:.'i
l M., Mall from Buffalo and ltochcKter;
7:lto r. M., AccommiMlatlon fnim Bradfoitl.
ThoUHHiid mile ticket Ht two centa per
mile, irood forpaNNaice lMtwen all atatloiw.
J. II. McIntykk, Atfent, KhIIh creek, l'u.
Gko. W. Hahti ktt, Job. I. Thomikon
General Supt. Uen. 1'na. Atxent
Hrndford, l'. Koi'liuxter, N. Y,
(!OMPANY commorKiinfr Sunday,
Juno 2ll, 11)2. Low Urado Division.
HTATIONH. Nl). 1. No.5. No. B. 101 J0H
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Oak Kldtio 11 X ft 2.1
Millvllle II W A 211
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Trains dully except Hunduy.
I'lttMbuiw, Pa.
JAS. P. ANDEKHON, Gn'l. Pahs. Aut.,
Pltwburg, Pa
If no, and you want a pood
fitting and wll mado uuit at a
reuHonable tltrure you will re
ceive same by placing your
ordur with
J.C. F roehlich,
Nextkdoor to Hotel MoConnell,
A rrofemor of th Art of L(erdeniBln
enlightens tVhnU Town, at fifty
Cents Head, on tho Dltrlcnlt and Es
uperntlns ftnhlect of Cooklns;.
ody hnd ever heard of thecele
umted Hoko Effenrli, bnt the pnbllo
curiosity to ee him was no less keen on
that account In the little western Illi
nois town on which he had alighted like
flaming meteor the visit of professor
of tnagio was an event All that was
known of him was that he had made his
appearance about the time the stage
coach from Bhacksville came In, and
was supposed to have traveled in that
conveyance; that he had procured the
printing of several hundred small bills
at the office of The Blizsard, promising
to pay for them the next day.
The evening came. The price of ad
mission to the entertainment was fifty
cents for adults, children half price.
The celebrated Hoko Effendi was hi
own doorkeeper, and the people of Spike
town turned out In large numliers.
There were no deadheads except tliu
editor of The Blizzard and the dignifii .1
citizen who wore dyed whiskers and n
plug hat and announced himself at the
door as the mayor.
W hen the audience began to show im
patience by the customary stamping and
whistling the world renowned master of
Egyptian magic accepted the proffered
services of a leading citizen as door
keeper, nnd went back to the other end
of the hall, disappearing behind the cur
tain that hid the stage from view.
In a few moments he reappeared in
front of it and made a pleasing little
speech, requesting close attention to the
performances, as many of them were of
a nature bordering on the supernatural,
and promising an entertainment such as
had never been seen in Spiketown be
fore and never would again.
After performing some curious tricks
with playing cards he announced that
the first really difficult feat of the even
ing would now lie shown that of baking
a cake without a pan of any kind.
"The ladies in the audience," he said,
"when they bake cakes are compelled
to use butter, eggs, flour, sugar, fla
voring extract, icing, etc., and put the
donga in a hot oven. I do nothing of
the kind. By the simple manipulation
of flour, sirup and a hat I can produce
a cake in five minutes that no lady in
this house can equal. 1 will make o
cake that a committee, to be selected
from the ladies present, will pronounce
the best they ever tasted. I will do this
or forfeit $100. Will some kind gentle
man present oblige me with the loan of
a high silk hat? Will you kindly lend it
to me? I will take excellent care of it
and return it in a few minutes."
The mayor demurred.
"Your hat will not be injured in the
least, sir," the magician assured him.
"I will return it to yon without spot,
blemish or stain. I have performed this
feat thousands of times without the
slightest injury to the hat"
The mayor of Spiketown, thus ap
pealed to, relented aad handed over bis
cherished tile.
Then the magician produced a pan of
&ur, which wan passed through the
audience and unanimously declared to
be genuine. He poured it into the hat
Then a quart measure half filled with
New Orleans molasses was produced and
banded around in like manner, pro
nounced the pure, unadulterated staff,
and returned to him. He poured this
into the hat likewise and stirred the
mixture with a long '.ead pencil. The
mayor involuntarily gasped aad half
rose in his seat, but the wizard again as
sured him, with a wave of the hand,
"Your hat will not be injured in the
feast, my dear sir," and he proceeded
with the performance.
"Now, ladies and gentlemen," he said,
ws will witness the finale, the denoo
mong, as it were, of this nn paralleled feat
of illusion. 1 can bake the cake just as
well on a piece of ice as on a store; bat
as there happens to be a good fire in this
stove near the stage 1 will bake it on top
of that Again, I assure yon, Mr. Mayor,
that your hat will not suffer the slightest
Stepping briskly down, he placed the
hat on the stove.
"Now, good people," he said, "keep
your eye on that hat till yon CAn
count sixty. I will retire and prepare
the esoterio climax."
He mounted the stage and stepped be
hind the curtain.
In a moment a smoke went up from
the hat on the stove, and the odor of
something scorching filled the air.
The mayor of Spiketown jumped from
his seat, and with one bound cleared the
distance that lay between him and the
Be lifted his precious hat
The bottom, or rather the top, fell
out The sizzing batter spread out over
the stove. It hissed and sputtered and
flew. And even asthe mayor held up
the hideous ruin of his once glorious hat
and locked through it some of the yel
lowish mixture trickled on his vest and
ran in sad, discouraged, bilious looking
streams down bis trousors.
His honor spoke a few words briefly,
but emphatically through his hat and
broke for the stage, followed by several
of the leading citizens of Spiketown.
Behind the curtain were several empty
barrels and boxes.
And tltf bap( window was up.
Somewhere in this wide, wide world
the wizard of the Orient is still wander
ing about, happily unaware doubtless
that a standing reward of fifty dollars
and no questions asked is offered by the
mayor of Spiketown, Ills., for informa
tion that will lead to the arrest and con
viction for the crimes of grand larceny,
malicious injury and obtaining money
under false pretenses, of one Hoko Ef
endl, master of Egyptian maglo and so
called eighth wonder of the world.
Chicago Tribune.
A Rod Headed Girl Talks.
Many people in Chicago are familiar
with the sight of a red headed girl wh(J
sometimes rides a spirited white horse
through the principal streets of the city,
and sometimes drives a team of whites
attached to a chariot. The writer hailed
her and brought her to and axked her
of her mission. She asked if public
opinion was to the effect that she was
making a fool of herself. The answer
to her query has no connection with the
story i
"I am making an honest living," she
said. "1 am not more conspicuous in
my manner of doing Hint than are some
others of my own sex in what they da
I know, and so do you, that if 1 put on a
snbdued gnrb anil went front house to
house with the articles I have to sell I
would not mnke enough to earn a
cracker. I must do something that has
in it an attempt at originality in order
to make people talk. When one suc
ceeds in doing that an entering wedge
has been found. It is a hard world to
please. If I pursued some beaten path
and failed the world would trim me
away when I Waine an object of char
ity. I would lie a burden to society.
As it is I make my own living. I sup
pose 1 am severely criticised for the
show I make of myself. In addition to
the conspicuous part I play, that which
I have to offer is meritorious and con
tributes to health. Am I as big a fool
as some think me?"
And with that she clucked to her gray
steed, which cantered away, carrying on
its bock philosophy as well as red hair.
Chicago Tribune.
tlennlno Bay Rum,
Genuine bay rum is always imported.
There are few bar tier shops where the
genuine article is used. Genuine bay
rum is manufactured only in the West
Indies. It is the distillation of the reen
leaves and berries of the bayberry tree,
mixed with absolutely pure rum, St
Croix being used in the very best quality
of the preparation.
There is but one true bayberry, but
there are many varieties of it in the
West Indies, and so closely do they re
semble the Primemia oeris, or true bay,
that great care is necessary in gathering
the leaves, for the presence of a small
quantity of the leaves of any other vari
ety is sufficient to destroy the entire
product of a still. Ripe berries are
mixed in the still with the leaves. The
best bay is distilled by steam in copper
pipes, but the ordinary commercial
spirit, such as bay rum is made from
here, is distilled over an open fire.
The genuine steam distilled bay spirit
is not only many times stronger than
he other, but the refreshing odor that
characterizes it is ten times as lasting.
The West Indians find the true bay rum
so necessary to their comfort among the
numerous discomforts attending a life
in the climate of their country that they
use about all that is made, and hence
its scarcity in this and -other countries.
Interview in New York Evening Sun.
Twenty-flva llundrad Peopla at Dinner.
Some time ago the Right Hon. A. J.
Balfour was entertained at a big ban
quet in the Waverley market, Edin
burgh. Two thousand five hundred
guests sat down at table. There were
860 waiters, sixty wine butlers and fifty
four superintendents engaged to wait
opon them.
Two kitchens were specially erected
in the market in which to prepare the
banquet One kitchen had fifty-four
Bunsen (burners, representing one for
each table. There were (four large steam
boilers if or heating puddings, seven
tores far the boiling of sauces and for
frying purposes, and three boilers of
large siae, each with a capacity of about
seventy gallons, for dealing with the
plum puddings which lormed part of
the dessert. -
The quantities of viands were 160
turkeys, 200 fowls, 400 same pies, 2,504
oyster patties, 800 gallons of turtle soup,
about half a ton of sirloin of beef, and
jelly and cream -shapes to the number of
600. There were 20,000 plates required
and 80,000 pieces of silver, including
spoons, knives and forks; 10,000 wine
glasses and about a thousand pieces of
decorative ware for the tables. London
The Indigestible Banana,
"Next to pork," soys a physician, 'the
banana is the most indigestible thing a
person can eat, and if you will notice
t on will see them touched very sparingly
by people with weak stomachs. If you
jan digest them, however, and dont
nind the offensive odor, they are very
aourishing and one can make a meal on
Ihem that is in every way equal to a
mbstautiul lunch of bread and moat"
Kew York Tribune. . .
The Art of Conversation.
"Conversation," says a brilliant Amer
ican humorist, "is, in this generation, a
lost art."
It was an art which our grandfathers
studied perhaps more than any other.
A gentleman, in trie beginning of this
century, was usually more ambitious to
tell a story well or to state bin argument
clearly than to understand science or
itateoraft Youth'i Companion.
Two Bladed Swords That An Valiinnla
Cariosities Weapons Thnt Dlsnlny
High Degree of Workmanship Terri
ble Looking Daggers.
Though Dr. Bedloe, the United States
control to Amoy, China, has started back
to his pot after his leave of absence,
yet through the delays incident to the
shipping of goods from such far off
lands and In getting them through the
custom house, some of his most inter
esting and valuable relics arrived only
a few days ngo.
In his room at the Bellevne a reporter
found the genial consul resting content
edly after his breakfast, as his eye roved
contemplatively over a number of the
most deadly and awful weapons ever
conceived or executed by man. When
asked about these curiously ugly swords
the doctor said:
"I was asked to execute a commission
for the Rev. Dr. C. M. Shep ?rd, the
distinguished Nebraska divine, a gentle
man, who though a man of pence, has
one of the finest, if not the very liest,
collections of swords and other weapons
in the world. This led to my etnmining
several hundred rare and curious weap
ons sent me for inspection nnd approval,
and these are a few of those I selected.
No two are alike, and not one but what
displays rare skill and inventive power
on the part of the Chinese swordsmith.
"The handsomest of all is a general's
saber, about ii feet long, slightly Jap
anese in style, with an edge like a razor
and a point that would extort admira
tion from Colonel Jack Chin, of Louis
ville. Unlike our own, the thickest part
of the blade is the center. This gives
great weight to the weapon, joined to
the apiiearonce of extreme lightness.
The scabbard is muds of hard, tough
wood, lacquered to represent block Iron
incrusted with mother-of-pearl. The
hilt is of black iron, molded in the form
of a full blown rose, the petals of which
have been drilled with small holes and
these filled with bright brass bars.
"The most curious of the lot to my
eye is the so called warrior's two bladed
sword from Ho-nan. It Is only about
two feet long and In the scabbard looks
very like the sword bayonet of our own
army. Tho scabbard In plnin but very
neat and covered with white shagreen
or sharkskin and trimmed with brass
mountings. When you draw It the
blade divides Into two, each a fucsimile
of the other, double edged and spear
pointed. The twin blades have a re
markable decoration made by drilling
seven holes about an inch and a half
and put in a zigzag line from hilt to
point These are filled with pure cop
per, which is ground down to form a
smooth surface HubIi with the steel and
polished to brightness.
"These seven stars, as they are called,
are found in nearly all the martial
weapons of Ho-nan and ore rolics of the
old astrologio faith that still prevails in
many parts of China. Its hold is so
strong that if the copper falls out of one
f the sword holes it is accepted as a
ure precursor of death, and tho luckless
fielder of the blade usually commits
auidde to escape further trouble.
"The short stabbing daggers which
find favorchiefly with pirates and revo
lutionists, form a strong contrast with
the weapons described. They are gen
erally so ugly that they would be ludi
crous were it not for the purposes to
which they are applied. I have one
which looks like a queerly made ace of
spades fastened into a wire bound han
dle. To increase the rtistio effect of
the weapon, the armorer has hollowed
out a shallow, spoon shaped concavity
on either side of the blade and filled it
in with blood red lacquer, the effect of
which when suddenly drawn from a
black sheath is very startling. Spades
are not the only suit in the pack that la
popular in the Mongolian mind. I have
another weapon whose blade is a perfect
ace of diamonds.
"Still another dagger is about the
clumsiest affair of the kind I ver han
dled. The blade is a foot long, about
three inches wide and half an indh
thick. With its heavy brass hilt and
gigantio guard it weighs over three
pounds. If set with a long handle it
could be used as an ax. It ia used chief
ly by the Black Flags and other Celes
tial outlaws, who, in addition to using
it in the ordinary manner, throw it with
fatal precision.
"The ex-resident of Tonquin told me
that .during the late war he had known
instances in which the knives were
thrown with such force that they would
go through a man's body and show two
inches of bloody steel beyond his back.
The handles of many of these instru
ments of death are finished with what
we call pistol grips.
"The most dreadful looking weapon
of all was the executioner's sword used
by the lute headsman of Amoy. It is of
Manchuriun type, being long, almost
straight, very heavy and keenly edged.
It ia used with one hand and is shaped
and wound so as to give the executioner
a powerful hold upon his weapon. Upon
the blade near tho hilt are Chinese char
acters recording the tragio events in
which it has taken active part. - My in
terpreter told me that they record no
less than 108 human lives which It has
taken out of this world. This record
fnhances its value. A new sword of
the same kind could be bought for ten
or twelve dollars, but for this sword
with its ghastly history the thrifty
broker wonted (200 cash.
"He evidently thought, although It
came high, 1 must have it, and accord
ingly raised the ante. He was a very
heartbroken creature when I returned It
with the editorial line so familiar to the
spring poet, 'Declined with thanks.' A
word of caution as to these oriental
swords and daggers. Very many of them
are poisoned, so that a mere scratch will
cause death. The venom Is produced by
sleeping me uinae in aecsyea numan
blood, and is one of the deadliest known
to physiological science." Philadelphia
Times. ,
Her One Wish.
Most people who go to Europe have
their minds set upon at least one place
or thing which they are particularly
anxious to see. This was the case with
a philanthropic spinster who had lived in
Boston for nearly sixty years. She was
to make her first trip abroad with her
brother's family.
Her sister-in-law and her nieces were
mapping out the route for the six
months' travel and presently one of them
said to her:
"Now you must tell where you want
to go, Aunt Martha; we're all choosing
our favorite place, you see."
"I've heard yon all agree on Italy,"
replied Aunt Martha, "and that's the
only country I have any special desire
to visit."
"Why, how nice!" said the niece, in a
tone of pleased surprise. "We were
talking it over the other day, and innm
ma said she was afraid yon wouldn't care
to go to Italy. You're so fastidious; and
though Italy is lovely of course there
are drawbacks, yon know."
"I presume there are drawbacks," said
Miss Martha, shivering, a little. "I've
heard of them. But you mustn't think
I want to lie sitting aliout on cathedral
steps or damp walls, my dear. All I
wish is to see some organ grinders in
their native land. That has been my de
sire for a good many years. The men
we see here look so poor and ill fed!
"I thought perhaps," added Miss Mar
tha, "if I could learn enough Italian to
make myself understood by those men
it would be a good thing for me to ad
rise them not to come to America."
"I think it would!" said her listeners
in chorus, but Miss Martha never under
stood why they laughed. Youth's Com
panion. Ills Famous Cook.
Last week two men each looking for a
cook met on Woodward avenue and hod
a talk on hired help, This week they
met again.
"Did yon find a cook?" asked the first.
"No. Did your'
"Yes, I've got one."
"Any good?'
"Best I ever had In the house."
"Nol Where did you find her?"
"Down in Ohio."
"Have to go after her yourself?"
"How did you happen to hear of her?"
"A friend of mine told me about her
first, and 1 wrote to her on a venture.'
"How did you ever persuade her to
cotuo so far from home?
"Blessed if 1 know, but she seems per
fectly well satisfied now."
"Do yon think 1 could get a mate to
ber at the same placer
"Well, no. I think not."
"There isn't another like her, I should
"Who is she?"
"My wife."
"Oh," said the other man, and when
he came home he went right out into
his kitchen and kissed the cook four
times, and his wife really seemed to
think he was doing the proper thing.
uotrau r ree tress.
Good tho Earthworm Does.
"The earthworm performs a very im
portant part in the economy of nature,"
said Professor Ernest Parker, of Nosh
rille. "The little creature is the worst
despised of all animal life, but from dis
coveries of mv own. after Ion ir and nn.
tiont investigation, he has gained my
respect, ana I want to extend to him
assurances of my most distinguished
consideration. I have fonnd nnt that
but Cor the earthworm's indefatigable
tou rery mue or vegetation would grow
except by irrigation. He is the greatest
producer of moisture and heat in the
"He does more than the plowshare to
disturb the latent heat and moisture of
the earth and bring them to the top soil
to vitalize and invigorate the struggling
roots of the grasses, grains and other
forms of vegetation. But for him great
stretches of the western agricultural
lands would become vast deserts. There
fore, all hail to the earthworm and bad
luck to the man who thinks he is fit only
for fish bait!" St Lnnls ftlnKa-TV,.
The Color of Chameleons.
As chameleons become Iaiim tViev
change color less rapidly, showing the
habit is protective and to render itself
less conspicuous. Indeed the power of
assuming tne color or its surroundings
is the oulv protection thmn h
creatures possess. Mr. S. D. Buirstow
iniorms me tnat be was watching a cha
meleon on a shrub when a wild bee or
two came out of a nest chum bv a nil In-
mediately the chameloon doffed its
bright green drees and became nearly
black, and. therefore inconspicuous.
Their turning white at mVht II1AV flml
roason in the predominance of shining
toiiage in ine ooutn Atrisan trees. Tho
leaves Of most trees and shrnlts ollufn
under the bright stars and the. moon
light and so appear white. A chameleon,
without reasoning on cause and effect,
sees brisrht white laavaa
. " ----- MUtVHWQ
themACor, Forest and Stream,
A Woman's Ingenious Itovloa for Making
Money When She Was Hard I p.
A woman who is now one of the most
promising artists in this city, and was
lucky enough to get two of her pictures
accepted by the Academy, told this story
of how she earned her first few eniiies
in this big towni
'When I came here five years ago I
had just twenty-five dollars in my pock
et I got a room or rather a cubby
bole next to the roof in a boarding
house on Fourth arenne. It was three
weeks before I got anything to do. Then
a place was offered to me as a primary
teacher in a private school. The salary
when yon got it was fair enough in
amount. But unfortunately yon didnt
get it until the end of the month.
"By this time there was such a tre
mendous hole in my twenty-five dollars
that I couldn't afford to move up town.
The expressage alone would have made
a bankrupt of me, for I had absolutely
come to such a pass that I hadn't enough
money to pay my car fare to the school
and back. I explained the situation to
the landlady. She really was a dear old
thing. She told me I wasn't to worry
about my board bill. She was perfectly
willing to wait for her money until the
end of the month.
"That was one weight off my tiiind
of course, but I had still to grapple with
the car fare problem. I was in a dread
ful picklo really. For four days 1
walked every Inch of the way iH miles
each journey. I used to leave the house
at 7 in the morning so as to reach the
school promptly at 9.
"Then I found that my French heels
were beginning to give out, so I saw
that my efforts to save money by pedes
triatiisin would only get me into deeper
water. Suddenly I had an inspiration.
"1 here were three old maiden sisters
who occupied the double bedded room
on the second floor. They were with
out exception the fattest women I ever
saw. The most etherial of the three
weighed 800 if she weighed a pound.
They were all saleswomen ia one of the
big Sixth avenue stores. They used to
scramble down to breakfast in the morn
ing in a fluster at the lost moment
"One of them confided to me that it
was their shoes which always delayed
them. They almost expired eve) v morn-'
ing in their attempts to button them.
She told me in a tone of the utmost
resignation that eventually sho expected
their shoes would be the death of all
three of them. Well, what do you sup
pose 1 did? I took that woman aside
and I suid to her: 'Now look here, I'll
make a bargain with you. I want to
make a little extra money jnst now, for
I am dreadfully hard up. If you and
. i . i . .
twenty cents a week I'll come and buV '
ton your shoes for you every morning
"The poor old things fairly jumped at
the offer. Thoy insisted on paying my
first week's salary sixty cents in ad-,
vance. It left me ten cents to the good',
vou see. because on Saturdav there was. .
no school. After the first week they in
sisted on raising my salary to an even
quarter from each. Well, I buttoned
their shoes regularly for two months.
Then I had to resign my position, as X
was moving to a boarding house up,
"When 1 bude them goodby the peor
old things actually cried over me, and:
presented me with the loveliest little
silver buttonhook you ever saw. I sent
them tickets for the private view the
other night. They all came, fatter than
ever, and went into ecstacies over my
pictures, The eldest one told me with
tears in her eyes that ever since 1 left
them they had been obliged to abandon
button shoes. 'Now, my dear,' she said
with a huge sigh of regret, 'we can wear
nothing but elastio sides.' "New-York.
Evening Sun.
Breaking Cp Witness.
In no way can barristers better display
their acuteness than by seeing at a glance
the character of the witnesses they are
about to examine and by treating them
accordingly. Ersklne was famous at
this. In a case in which he was en
gaged a commercial traveler came into
the witness box dressed in the height of
fashion and wearinir a eta
nnnlrtia tcAAoA In UA X, , . , . -
w ."a uiiuuuua XOlu. IA
an instant Erskine knewbis man, though
he had never seen him before, and said
to him. with an air nf aMla
ment, "You were born and bred ia Man-
cnesier, l perceive." Greatly as ton.
ished at this oneninu- mmsrir h.
admitted that he was. "Exactly," ob-
great cross examiner, ia a
conversational tone; "I knew it from
the absurd tie of your neckcloth."
The roars of lauehtar mmln.
every person in the court, with the sin
gle exception of the unfortunate witness
which followed this rejoinder com
pletely effected Erokhin's
- i-Bainisi W UltU
was to put the witness in a state of agi
tation and confusion before touching on
the facts concerning which he had come
to give evidence. London Illustrated
Theories and Children.
The very children of todav
with theories. "Hurrv. mammn aul.i
a seven-year-old youngster passing an
auey wnence issueu a Dad smell, "we'll
get a disease." If the little folks have
taken to a knowledge of ami iirumi
microbes and bacteria life must be a
ouruen to them. It takes all the adult
philosophy one has to bear up against
the horrors which, according rn tMuu,i
that authority, are ever lying in wait
for us. It is a pity that the children
Should walk Hurler the Hilt It a ohailAn
Bw Point of Mew in New York Timet,