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A celebrated authbritj^iuiys that tht> •real secret o f a good memor y is- goo d bcalth . •' Nurserymen arc now selling trees to the farmers o n tb o installment plan, •whereby they receiv e payment in the choice of any two crops raised on the tree s inside o f fifteen Tears. Ever y time tha t Franc e has a quarrel \with tho Moors o r wit h the tribes of the 8oudon sho gets new concessions or new territory. Th o row over the oasis of Touat has resulted in permission to es­ tablis h French garrisons and to levy toll on caravans. This , avers the San Francisc o Chronicle , is virtually a pro­ tectorate. Ou r cotton-packers should take lesson? i n India, suggests th e Chicag o Times. It i s said cotton bale d accordin g to the India n method wil l no t burn. Chambers's Journa l states that a well know n cotton authority has give n as his opinion that 4 'whereas , wit h an America n bale tho smallest spark in the worl d woul d cause 3t s destruction; if you giv e m e nn Indian bal e yo u may cook m y dinner on it aad no harm will happe n t o it. LUCK'AND LABOR. Luck doth wait, standing idly at the gate, Wishing, wishing all the day; , And at night, without firo and without light, And before an empty tray, Doth sadly say. j \To-morrow something may turn up; To-ui^bt on wishes I must sup.\ Labor goes plowing deep the fertile rows, Singinjr, singing all the day And at n'gut, before tho fire, beside tb s b'ght, And with a well-filled tray, Doth gladly say, ' 'To-morrow I'll turn something up; To-ni^ht on plenty earned, I sup.\ The Black Lace Domino. The people o f Great Britain consume abou t five times as muc h tea per hend as do the inhabitants o t this country, and th e consumption there is steadily increas­ ing every year. I n 1SS9 the cousjmp - tio n in Great Britain per head was 4 09 pounds; in ISflO, 5.1 8 pounds ; and ln3t yea r it was 5.3 5 pounds . Americans only consume abou t one and a quarter pounds of tea per head yearly. But, adds tho Boston Transcript, w e use from seve n t o nine pound s of coffee per head to mak e up for it. 1 On e of the mos t prominent railroad men in Philadelphia was Chr.stian Long, of Shippensburg, who recently died, leavin g an estate of $5,000,00 0 He commence d lifo by peddlin g clocks, one of which , it is said, h e frequently traded for Cumberland Valle y ltailroad stock, nt a time when the compan y was threat­ ened with bankruptcy . borne of his shares, which wer e s o nutne-ous that ho found himself in a position to dictate to th e Boar d of Directors , cost him as low a s twenty-five cents each. Som e workmen who were 1 tying the foundatio n for a water-da m in the Eujle Mountains , about 10 0 miles east of Riv­ erside , Cal , the othe r day foun d a won­ derfull y rich pocke t o f quartz-bearing gold. Fro m a spac e not more than ten fee t square they took a sackful of nug­ gets , which , whe n washed ou t in pans after the primitive style o f the pros­ pector , were appraised at a value of §735. The discover y was a complete surprise to them, as they had n o idea of ,seekin g the precious metal. Th e irriga­ tio n company whic h is l o build the dum expect s to have wate r enoug h left over to engag e in the subordinat e enterprise of placer-mining. The Frcuch Labo r Commission pro­ pose s again to modif y the law on the •working hours o f women , miunrs and childreu . The Chambe r of Deputies fixed thirteen as the lowes t age for chil­ dre n to begin work , nn d ten hours as tho maximu m day for women, children and minor s under eighteen . Whe n the bill cam e before the Senate, however , the latter bod y refused t o interfere with the hour s o f adult women,bu t the commission i s incline d to insist o n the original pro­ vision . This resolution has caused a grea t deal of indignation in French manufacturing circles, because, as has bee n the case here, observe* the Chicago Tost, the fixing o f hour s lor wome n prac­ ticall y means fixing the m for men also. The commission also desires to reduce to «dx month s the dela y o f tw o years voted by th e Senate to enable employers to make arrangements in anticipation of th e new law,which , amon g other things, prohibit s night work for wome n and miuors . This is also regarded as a grievance , and efforts are bein g made to induc e the Chamber o f Deputies to sup­ por t the Senate in insisting on tw o years. LETDEN. a BaltimoreaD; but last February a year ago, business, in a combination wit h fate, earned me to Mobile. Pursuing my way up Roya l street from the Battle House I was at [a loss ^ to account for the throngs of pedestrians ' ' whic h were pourin g in two ceas e 1 e s s streams up aad down this thoroughfare^ It was a motle y crowd , consisting ot masquers, peanu t venders, street singers, organ grinders , nuns, priests and ordinary individuals o f every class and variety. 1 turned into Dauphin street, and can-c face to lace with ray old c.assmate a.-id cony, Ferdinand Duval. • Why , Philip Blnckbnrn!\ h e ex ­ claimed, grasping my hand. \What good luck brought yo u to Mobile at the gay and festive season of mardi gras? \ \Mard i gras!\ I ejaculated. \So that accounts for the galvanic thrill that has passed over the town. \ \Don't abuse Mobile , there isn't a place in the Union that can compare wit h it. But she is at her best now—you kno w Mobile has been dubbed the •Mother .of Mystics.,' Th o Knight s o f Revelry have just finished their proces ­ sion. To-night the Infant Mystic3 and the Order ot Myths have theirs, and then unite in a grand carnival at the Opera was brotherly , and covere d her little soft hnn d -with mine, s'l -was s o as­ tonished', you know—that made mo call vou Margherita. Go o n with your story, child.'' \And you'l l not breathe a wor d t o Helene?'' \Not a syllable t o Kelene, or any liv ­ ing creature.'\ \Ferdy I d o know yo u are the best brother in the world. Well, I couldn' t withstand the temptation to com e here to-night. The idea of a girl seventeen years ol d bein g shut up in a school is preposterous anyhow. I have a quantjty of bloc k lace and I ripped tip au ol d black silk skirt for the foundaticn, an d made my domin o without any trouble. Then as soo n as I finished supper to ­ night I plea d a headache and went to my room . I looked the doo r o a the in­ side, climbed out the windo w to the veranda roof , and then b y a tree to the ground.' ' She paused for breath. '•How did yo u get over the wall?\ I asked. \O I never attempted the wall, I clirnued th e gate \' Th e gate, thoug h hijjh, wa s iron, and ha l many a ioot - hold. \ t'nen I walked h-jre.\ ' Rita Puncita l Di d yo u walk four miles to this carnival?\ \Certainl y I did. And I've danced everything since I've been here, but I' m abuut t o drop now . I couldn't wal k that four mile s back if I never go t there. Ferdinand Duval , there are n o tw o ways about it—you must drive m e back . '•I shall b e only too glad. But yo u That was a year ago . Anothe r mardi ?ras has com e and gone,and lent i s draw­ in g to a close. In Mobile there are several weddings booke d to occur immediately after Easter; und, among the earlieit on the list.cards are out for the marriage o f Margherita Pancita. The groom—oh , blissful world I —is Philip Blackburn.—Atlanta Consti­ tution. Aluminium . During the past year a great deal ha? been lcarued about what may b o called the practical qualitie* of that curious nud useful metal, aluminium. No t long ago the public prints were filled with extravagant predictions o f tho wonders that we should see when the art of ex­ tracting aluminium from rock s and clay had been perfected. One migh t have been led to believe that iron ou d steel woul d be forgotten when aluminium had once come into general use. But as tho process of obtaining tho metal have been ltnprovid and cheap­ ened, the public ha3 learned mor e of its peculiarities, and it is now know n that the introduction of aluminium, valuable as it is destined to be, will no t quite abolish the use of the older metals which have served the purposes of mankin d so long and so well. Aluminium is exceedingly tough , but it i s not as strong as steel, and s o cannot take its place. It is very brish t and clean, buc its surface will oxidiz s a lit­ tle, so that it is not as incorruptible as gold . A WOLF mm. TFirc KANSA S V7A Y OF TKTIH. IXATIX J Tll K SAVAGE IJKA3T5. fipro Thousand Men, Not Counting Dogsnu d Boy*, Wis h Clubs nntl Xels Kngsgccl In the Huns —An Kxcitln s Scene. T Still the uses of aluminium are legion, can't go withou t one turn with me . j and almost every day we see it employed Come. \ lo r some ne>v purpose. Wo havo heard The ban d was just beginnin g a waltz j within the past few months how tho from Waldteufel , its ;ad. sweet strains warlike German Emperor has been send - swelling au d dying upon the soft, per- , >?s* D bis agents abroad to purconse alum- fume-laden air. With m y urm around inium to be used in making canteens, that slender waist, the little soft band in j cartridge shells and the metal trimmings mine, th e rippling manses of her hair | of bis soldiers' accoutrements, resting against my shojlder , I soon felt j Th e chief leason why aluminium is that m y heart, my head, myself were J sought for such purpose is its lightness, passing int o the possession of the seduc- | I t weighs only one-third as muc h as iron, tive little mass of black lace iu my arms. ,' Hence if it were as strong as steel it Aad yet I ba d never seen her face! \Now Rita, ' I said, with a brave eltort at self-possession as the last bars of the walt z die d away, \you stay here ] near the door'whil e I g o out aad ge t a carriage. I'll not be gone a minute.\ Nor wa s it much longer when, after many vain attempts, I finally succeeded in luring a bugsy , aud returned to the House . Yo u must surely go . There'l l \ ^\rc just inside the du o The Rose Tree Huntin g Club o f Phila­ delphi a is one of th e fe w genuine fox pursuin g clubs in the country. The member s meet for a run three times a , week, and chase a real fo x with real dogs. Th e spurred an d boote d meinb.-rs •would turn up their noses at the idea of riding after dogs o n an anise scent. But after all, tho foxes are no t entirely above suspicion . It is the habi t o f the \whip\ of th e Rose Tree Hun t to catch th? beasts an d confine them in a pen against the day of the next meet . Th e huntsmen being gathered and the dog s yelping, the fox get s bis liberty an d a fair start. Then th e fun bcgiu3. Rjynar d is not so easily run t o earth as migh t b e supposed by reason o f his confinement, for he often cscupeshi s pursuers. Only three or four foxe s have been kille d by tho clu b this season . The kennels are opposite the old Rose Tree Inn that has been kept for nearly three-quarters o f a century by \Benny\ Rogers, a Quaker , wh o in his yout h was a great love r o f sport. The .farmers, over whos e land swee p pac k and riders , are not so indulgen t to the pas­ tim e as their brethren in England . Lou d are th o complaints tha t go u p because of damage d fences and cut-u p fields, and evor y spring the clu b is obliged t o \set­ tle-\ wit h the landholders . One o f the.n, Amos Garrett, who has a large tract iu Easttown , threatens t o present a bi g bill Xor damage s sustained durin g tho past season. H e is on e of the most strenuous opponent s of the spor t i n that section of ,ihc country . -- 1 c n o trouble about a costume, I'll fix yuu u p easily ' Whil e Ferdinand r.itt'cd on w e ha d been making oui way up Dauphin street to the Albambra Club, where he ins.sted upon m y taking lunch \And jou must be sure,\ he added , \to com e out home to seven-o'clock din ­ ner—southwest corner of Conception and S*. Anthony streets, you'll rind n o tumbl e in finding the place. I am sorry tn fay that Helene cannot g o t o the carnival to-night. She has not been well for some time. I say, Phil; if yo u com e to Mobile next winter I'll intro­ duc e yo u to the prettiest little sistcr-in law in the country. Margherita Paucit a is her name—Helenc's sister, you under­ stand \ I may as well announce here, by wa y of parenthesis, that Ferdinand pronounce d his sister-in-law's surname as thoug h it v. ere spelled Poucheete-. \Why can't I meet her now? \ I de ­ mande d \Well for the present she is in a piivatc boarding school, and the teachers have such poor taste as not to includ e \oung gentlemen of your fascinating np- peaiaucc among their list of callers. Bu t Margherita graduates in May In the meantime you will have to content your ­ self with Helene and myself.\ Duva l was the most hospital fellow in the world , and it was certainly a God­ send to have met him. After a deliciou s dinner w e joined the Order of Myths, o f whic h Ferdinand was a member, and after making a triumphal tour o f the city, w e wound up at the opera bous e about eleven o c'.ock. H e was a gay and brilliant Mephistopheles, while I wa3 the Veiled Prophet of Knorassun. Whe n was a masqued ball otherwise t'rau enjoyable' True, I knew n o one , but that was a matter of small conse ­ quence—nine-tenth of the gatherin g were in the same fix. Bu t from the first I was attracted t o a blac k lace domino that flittered throug h the throng like a swallow, so small, so light o f foot was the wearer. Fro m the black silk, lace-edged masque tw o large dark eyes gleamed like twin stars, the soft waves of blue-black hair were pile d on the lit\le head in a distracting!}* pretty fashion, while beneath gleamed the soft­ est, creamiest throat imaginable. For some time I suspected that this fascinating little figure was, as it were , sk rting on my borders, and this cause d me to keep my ey« on Ler; but I wa s I couldn t get a carriage,\ I ex | plained, as w e went out into the moon - I light-flooded street. \They were all I engaged. Bu t I got a one-horse affair ! that I'll driv e yo u in myself.\ j \No matter, \ she repliel indifferently. ; 'Anything , so long as 1 don' t have to walk\.\ She setHed herself in the bugzy , as I gathered u p the reins, and began unty­ ing the nnbou of her masque. Finally it came o.'f an d revealed the sweetest face my eyes eve r rented upon. \Oh I a m so tired!\ she sighed. I put my ar m around her and drew her head down t o my breast. '•Yo u ca n rest better so,\ I remarked in a cool , brotherly fashion; but m y heart was beatin g like a trip-hammer. Shall I eve r forget that drivel Th e soft brilliance o f the moonlight, flaodiug ail the scene , the gentle breezes from the bay, bearin g the sweetest perfumes o f that flower-crowded Southern city ; the the gleamin g shellroad, stretcuing like a broad path o f silver; the beautiful girl resting so contentedly in my arms I Surely thnt memor y will be with me till I die . It was n'l to o short. Fou r miles are soon covered , nnd as the dark walls o f the school rose in the entrance, a bol d scheme entered my brain. We dre w u p under the shado w o f the wall. I jumpe d out nnd lifted Rita down. \Ferdy she said gratefully, \you dear i;ood brotuer, I don't koow ho w t*> thank you . You'v e done me a service to-night I can n9ver forget \ \Well give me a good-nigh t kiss, \ I answered iu a toae I tried to make light. \Why of course. But that masque— \ \Ncier min d the masque.\ I was no t quite master o f my words , and I half lilted the article in question by way o f reply . She put up her little red mouth.an d with one arm around her, I pressed my lips to hers. I think 1 tried to giv e her a cool, brotherly kiss; but wbetne r I di d or not, that kiss con­ tained muc h mor e fervor than the sup­ posed relationship warranted—there was nothing platoni c about it. With en exclamation of astonishment and indignation, she instinctively drew further from me, and as her angry eyes tried to pierce the masque, I deliberately removed it and stood before her, con­ fessed. Poor little girl ! Sho seemed about to drop, aud the look iu Ler lar^e eyes I would be tho ideal metal for making s 'nip3. Perhaps ships will ye t b o made of it. Aluminium is a goo d conducto r of electricity, and one of the uses t o which it has recently been put is the manufac­ ture of telephone and telegraph wires. Within the past year it has begu n largely to repla-je German silver and fiuo brass in small instruments and light machin­ ery. A correspondent of the Companion has a gyroscope made with an aluminium ring which is a wonderful spinner on ac­ coun t of the ligbtuess of the ring. Sur- gieal instruments nnd mauy household utensils are no w made of aluminium. Tho history of this remarkable metal is. w e may hope, but an indication of the still more complete mastery that man is to attain of the resources and energies of the wonderful planet on whic h he dwells.—Youth's Companion. •yil E wolf has prevailed more or less fiercely throughout £in3 *is since the country was first dls- (J - covered b y the whites, but of late months it has broke n out in isolated spots iu the southeastern part o f the Stato with frightful severity. Th e prep ­ arations for the hist hunt were somewhat extensive and consumed the executive energies of all that jiart of Kansas for a week or more. First, the expectant peopl e were notified through the medium of well-distributed hand bills to organ­ ize for the hunt; and the tract of coun ­ try t o be dcvistuted was minutely de- scribei . A t 9 o'cloc k on the morning of the hunt tne boundary lines of the wolf-infested square '.vcro. minnc.l b y more than 200J o f tbe natives, armed wit h nets and knotte 1 clubs, for a variation of the established procedure, was to be practiced, and all gams was to be taken alive. Fircar.r.s were prohibited by the rules, and officers were directed to seize upoa them as contraband. '•Positively no liquor will be allowed along tbe lines,\ furtner Kin the instruc­ tions, but, notwithstanding, firearms and fire-water followed the wolves with the hunters, who were thus doubly armed wit h equally dangerous weapons. When 2J00 men and boys surround a tract o f country six mde s square, one need not have been a professor of mathe­ matics to figure out that when the signal for starting was given there was a human being at about every interval of sixty-five z a'-ing the inclosing lines cf thirty - fe: totally unprepared when she finally I made me feel like the blackest vill.an uu- walke d up to me , as I stoo d J hung. alone after a dance, and deliberately tucke d her hand under my arm '•Ferdy, \ she said softly, \I'v e gotte n myself into a torape, and you must ge t me out. \ \Hello!' 1 I mentally ejaculated. \Am I happening on a family skeleton? \ But 1 only stared at m y companion in stupid silence. \Don't you know me? \ she demanded , givin g my arm a gentle shake. \I kue w ; ou at once from your costume. B y tb e way, haven't you go t any better sense i than to wear the same costume tw o sea- ! \Who are you?\ she gasped. \Miss Paneitn, \ I began, with c?re- mony. Bu t her eyes were still dis­ tended wit h terror, and she looked as though she wer e still meditating flight, so I droppe d my dignity and grasped her hands instead. \Rita \ I wen t on hurriedly, \don' t look at m e tha t way , I'm not an ogre. Your brother-in law is one of the best friends I have ; w e were sc'uoolrca'es. This costum e is his. as yuu know . As k him sbou t Phili p Blackburn. H e will tell yo u that I a m a man to be trusted Sailor s JTake Thei r Ow n Clothe s Jack makes his ow n clothes I This may sound a trifle strange to those wh o are accustomed t o g o t o their tailor's and order a new suit. But Jack is an expert | with his needle, not only can b e make I his ow n clothes, but he can also do fancy ; work . Fo r his clothes, he buys a suffi­ cient amount of cloth from the Govern­ ment and from that makes the necessary articles. On pleasant days a sailor some­ times may be seen on the dec k o f n ship with a little sewing machiue aud tho I cloth in front of him. Th e sewing machine is a portable and primitive uflair,ils parts being a small hand-wheel,n needle-bar, needle and gearing, a machine Wiiich might be readily carried in the pocket of a \pea-jacket. \ Some­ times sailors may be ssea splicing ropes, or plaiting t.vine for ornaments on their clothing, or for knife lanyards. Jack's worldly possessions, as he move s from place to place, or is transferred from one ship to auother, are carried in a bundle whic h he beurs on his shoulders. His clothes, his little \diddy-box con­ taining sewing utensils and various little treasures, all are railed up together iu a white canvas hammock, whic h aUo contains his bedding, and tied with a lanyard; and a draft of a numbe r of sailors proceeding through tho yard with these bundles on -heir sliouUjr.i makes a picturesque sight. A good Bailor has a chance to rise aad becoji e a petty ofiic3r; then toblow,per ­ haps, tbe boatswaiu's whistle, no t to bo interpreted into anything at all b y a landlubber, or to shout out a confused jumhl c of souuds as orders to a cre w of sailors. The sail'ir is also sometime ) called upoa for guard duty in place of iLmariuenna ship. Fo r instance, oa tho Miantonoruoh in tne Nav y Yard , whica at present has no marine guard , a sailor may be seen paeiug up and dow u in front of tha gangpla.i.c aud in front of the Captain's cabin, with swo r J and buckler ready for use.—Ne.v Yor s Tribune . sons in succession!—and such an unusual 1 and am n gentleman, though I'm afraid I character 113 the Veiled Prophet, too ? Is Helene here to-nis;ht?\ \N.n. She wasn't well enough. \ At the sound of my voice she looke d at m e curiously. \Ferdy she interrogated, \i t is you , isn't it?\\ '•Of course it is—if yo u mean Ferdi ­ nand Duval. \ \Well your voice sounded strange, but I suppose that is the ellec* ot the masque. Yo u are certainly stupid to ­ night. Wh y don't yo u ask mo how I escaped from the school? Positively, I don' t believe you kno w me. \ Bu t at the word \convent \ the truth came upo n me like a flash of light. I was on solid ground at last. ' Margherita\' I exclaimed, as famil ­ iarly as though I had raised her, \i s it possible that this is you? \ \Now Ferdy,\ said my lovely com­ panion, giving my arm a gentle squeeze, and lookin g iuto my face with two large, soft, beseeching eyes, \if you are going to call this poor little girl Margherita, she wil l certainly run away. Yuu fright­ en her to death \ Well , here I was at sea again! What was I t o call her? \I'm not too bad for Rita, indeed I' m not! \ she exclaimed earnestly. \All right, Rita, my dear,\ I replied in a voic e I was fatuous enough to hop e have not acte d the part very well to - niuht. Bu t i t was a fierce temptation. At least, believ e me, your escapade shall never pass my lips. Won' t yo u try to forgive me?\ She looked at me in a bewildere d way, then a burnin g blush rose and died all her swee t face, tho white throat, even the little. \It is ver y strange,\ she murmured, \bu t yo u hav e been very kind . Ferd y could not hav e been kinder, and tuen, as you say, you will tell ny one, while Ferdy—well , I've felt all the time us thoujh Helen e was sure to know . Really, I a m under a great many obli­ gations to you.\ i Bless her little heart! Her innocence saw no harm in the dseeit I had prac­ ticed on her . I felt lii»c kickin g myself all over Mobile . \The n you will try to forgive m e a little?\ 1 aske d penitently. \I have nothin g to forgive, \ she answered, tryin g gently to release her hands. \Iudeed I hope this shall not be tho last tim e I shall ever see you.\ \Believe me, it is not. You brother says you leave the conventinMay . After that you wil l b e very certain t o see more than enoug h o f me. But no w good ­ night, iudeed, \ nud pressing a kiss on each of their little hands, I jumpe d ia the bugg y an d drov e off- Tho Pau a na'lla t Industry . Before leaving Callao for n journe y to Ecuador. I had oeen told that I woul d find at Payta, on tne Peruvian coast, an interesting industry—that o f th'j manu­ facture of Pannm i hats. I went ashore and attempted to buy one, but ransacked the forioru adobe town iu vain for on e of these highly-priz-d hats. Th e American consular agent informed me that the in­ dustry had once flourished there, but had disappeared altogether, Guayaquil having become the ceater of the trade. Two days afterward, I was at Guayaquil and had no difficulty in buying for eight dollars n hat whic h woul d hav e cost twenty-five dollars in Ne w York. These hats are no longer made at Panama, bu : in a few Iudian villages on the coast of Ecuador. The material is supplied from a plant about five feet high lookin g like a palm. It has fan-shaped leaves about three feet in length. Th e veins in the leaf are removed and the fibers plaited by hand— a laborious process for wnic h stolid Indian patience is required. Th e coarsest hats cau be made in a fe w days, but tbe finest involve three o r four months of hard labor. Th e fiber is bleached in the' sun after having been treated with boilin ; water. Th e Indian wome u use a wooden block in shiaping the hat, and beginning at the center of tbe crown gradually round out the brim. Thes e Guayaquil hats are worn no t only in Ecuador, but in nearly all the west coast countries b y those wh o ca n afford to bu y them. Tue y never wear out , but are readily soiled and blackened with dust. Th e natives clean them'with soap aud water and lime juice, drying them carefully and reblocking them . At Maracaibo in Venezuelo, Panama hatS' cf inferior quality are also made, bu t the stoc k is poor and lacking i n flexibility. —America a Agriculturist. six miTes total length. Th e commander iu-chiaf of all the forces iu the field, whic h were subjected to military disci­ pline, was J. H. Gass and the red and blue sash he wore told of his high oftbe. He ha d his staff ns a General might and before the order was given for the lines to move , his aids flew hither and yon bearing commands to subordinate offi­ cers with an importance words cannot fully represent. At 9 o'clocx ca-ne the order for an ad­ vance. Men with horns blow vigorous­ ly, prematurely expending breath that iu stiff cross-country climb3 would be needed later, and others beat on drums unmercifully. Th e brutes did not nee 1 such doubtful animation as the sounds migh t uncertainly engender, but the sharp ears of the woives lyiug in the timber heard them in the distance, and they beat fearfully upon the delicate tympanum of the fox , o a the alert even iu snatched slumber. A bound, an in­ stant given to nncertain poise, then a quic k leap when recurred the oifead- ing noise, and HKC a shodo w slippe l the wolf away, like a yello w phantom be­ tween brown trunks and leafless under­ brush vanished the fox , sweeping like the wind away from the advancing men toward the ceater wdiere the lines con­ verged . v Tue hunt went slowly on. During the first hour the north and west lines moved two miles, dressing toward the common ceater us they matched. Th e cast and south lines moved but one mile in ttu 6arae space of time, nnd then all the lines halted. nwaitiLg orders trom the cam- uiander-in-chief Squid s were sent out to b?at bunches of woo d that had not seemed to yield up all the wolves that found shelter in tacit* friendly recesses. Aid s were ordered to the frjnt, there to direct unwary farmers to inclose their stock and tie up their dogs . N o line of men can bo made impentr.ible to a dog - chased wolf. Such duties were of easy accomplishment, for tb3 aids were mounted , while all the hunters gleefully labored through underbrush and forded waist-high streams on foot, preserv-os always their alignment, narrowing al­ ways the space bet.veeu man and man. Wome u ou horseback galloped gaily along the country roads which divide the land into n great checker-board, -aud waved encouragement with white ker­ chief to the hunters wh o stood in line awaiting 1 the orders for renewed ad­ vance. An hour passes, and again red-sashed and blue-sained men d.ish up and dow n the lines, clo-.iof; gaps where the men huve failed to dre^s in properly toward the centre and straightening tho alligu- meat . Tnere ou tue centre o f the north­ west quarter of section nine, from tbe top of a tall pole, floats easily in view a large fir.', marking the point where presently 2000 men and boys will in­ close in a living dcubl e circle a | ack of suarling wolves and foxes skillfully driven to the place o f slaughter. Fo r tbe last time, up aud clown the converg­ ing lines uo quickly enough the orders for an advance. Tiiroug h thick brush, over dee p plowed fields and into streams whose waters rise nearly to the arms the burners press oa, clubs in hand, to the central opeu jiro.ind. Th e Inst copse i3 pasyed nu l now is seen cntenugupo n the open space from every side lon^ lines of men standing ?o close together that one mau may readily place his hand upon the shoulder of the next in line ou cither side D.'ivea at long! i nearly at bay< seeking shelter where shelter i3 none, now crouchiug doggedl y as if in sheer despair, no w running madly io ever narrowing ciic'c s where certainly comes death, a hundred wolves find themselves eatrappe 1 b y twice n thou­ sand men. Foxes lope b y tneir sides in brute companionship bred of a bewilder­ ing sense of unaccustomed danger, aud a thousand rnbbits prick up their startled ears and hop uneasily about, disturbed by the narrowing circle of men and the wild fear of the imprisoned wolves. The lines come closely in and the cir­ cumference of the circle steadily diminishes. A red-sashed man lunge3 savagely at a near ruuniug wolf, which snaps and snarls and dashes wildly at an ' opposin g section of tho circle. Then comes tbe quick report of a pistol sur­ reptitiously carried b y a hunter, wh o throws his club n*.vny. A wolf falls from amon g the running pacic which circles swiftly the lines whic h bera it in. Then follows a fusillede o f pistol shots, tbe whil e tbe lines break up la bunches of men , leaving gaps here and there opposite tbe shooters. Cammanders-in- Chief ma y make rules, Colonels may guarantee their enforcement, but the high private Kansau casts obedience t o the wind s when the gam e is driven in*, and pulls out his double-action revolver. There a , wolf goes lamely o n three legs, dragging the fourth, broken by a bullet, helpletsly along. Eve n as he snarh and snaps his ugly teeth a clu b crusher) in his skull and he falls loosely. Th e air is filled with the sharp sound of pistol shots, the almo«t human yell o f pain which tells of bullets struck closely home, the angry yelps of wounded wolves and snarling loxes and the loud cries of exultation o f the destroying hunters. Boys with clubs strike death to dozens of bewildered rub- bits and end the ngoniesl of crippled wolves and foxes. Th e spirit of slaugh­ ter has destroyed all tho slight faco o f discipline and organization. The gaps widen and close with quick recurring alternations, and here a wolf cscapc3, carrying perhaps some bullets in his lean gray body ; there a fox runs hastily through an open space and breaks for cover. The great bod y of the frightened animals still circle swiftly* about, some­ times divorcing as if to make a concerted attack; aqain retreating toward the cen ter as if there safety lay, and then as tho line on the north sido opens some what too iar iu the hot zeal of the club-wielders to deal death to be wildered rabbits, the pack of wolves with foxes intermingled dash out t o free dom and quickly gain the shelter of tho woods. Some blue sashed officers madly gallop after them on tho impulse of the moment, but cease pursuit when thick branching trees and growth of under­ brush bar their way. Then comes inequitable distribution of blame and charges against this man or that that he lired the first shot, and stories of what woul d have been don e hnd every man obeyel tne rules. Th e net camera, those wh o were to capture tbe game all alive aa d envelope it inex­ tricably in llowiug yards of tight woven twine, raise their voice3 loudest of all, decry the wi3dom of their fellow-men nud blame their hot-headed impetuosity. Then the gams is brought to the fiigpolo and laid out ia a bi g row, that every man may look with pto.isure upon his handiwork. There are tweaty-two wolvc 1 , u^ly loo'ting creatures even in distorted death, eight foxes, and rabbits in suca numbers that it were a mere abuse of figures to enumerate them. A SHIP CARTER. TALK AVITn A MAN WHO JttAIEES BU.IVS FIGUHK-Ul!*AD4 - A Business That Has Dwindle d ^tva y -Kcrf Vlsuro-Kcacls on ilio Snip s Nowadays — Ho w th e Wort is Done. \Uitskios \ au d Tlici r llnbils . The dogs and sleds form a very inter­ esting part of the Hudson Bay oatfit. One does not need to go very deep into western Canada to meet with them A s close to our centre o f papulation as Nipi- gon, on Lake Superior, the only roads into tho north are tho rivers and lakes, traversed by ciuoi-s in summer and sleds in winter. The dog s are of a peculiar breed, and are called \huskies\—un­ doubtedly a corruption of the word Es- uim-uix. They preserve a closir rese.u- blance to the wolf than any of our do­ mesticated dogs, and exhibit their kinship with tint scavenger of the wilderness in their nature as well as their looks. To ­ day their fema'c 5 , if tic 1 and left in the forest, will often attest companionship with its denizens by bringing forth litter; of wolfish progeny. Moreover, it will not be necessary to feed all with whom tho experiment is tried, for the wolfs will be apt tn bring food to them as Ion as they are taus neglected by man The j are often as large us the ordinary Ne w foundland dog, but their le^s are shDrtei and eveu more hairy, and the hair alon then necks, from tneir shoulders to theii skulls, stand erect in a thick bristlin^ mass. They have the lon g SUDUIS, sharp pointed ears aad the tails of wolfs, and their cry is a yelp rather than a bark Like wolfs they are apt to yelp in chorus ut sunrise and at sunset. They delight in wu-ryiug peace'ul animals, setting their ow n numher against one, aud they will kill cows and even children if they get tne ounce Tne y are di-ciplined only when at work, and are then so sur­ prisingly obedient, tractable and indus tnous as to plainly sho w that though thei nature is savage and wolfish, they ould be reclaimed by domestication. In iso lated cases plenty of thein are. As it is in their packs tneir battles among them selvjs are terrible, and they are danger­ ous when loose. In some districts it is the custom to turn tbem loose in summer on little islands on the lakes, leaving them to hunger or feast according 113 the supply of dead fish thrown upon the shore is s.nall or plentiful. When they are kept in do r quarters they are simply penned up and fed during the summer, so that the savage side o f their nature yets full play during lon g periods. Fish is their principal diet, and stores of dried fish are Kept for tneir wiuter food. Corn meal is often fe 1 to them aiso. Like wolf or an Indian a \husky \ gets alon without food when there is not aay, and will eat his owa we ga t of it when it is plenty.—Harper's Magazine Som o Qacer Old Londo n Citsfoti's. Hera are oae or tw o notes of domes tic interest. The washing of the house was always done at ho ne. The washer­ woman be.aa her wonc at midnight. Why this was s> ordered I know not , there must have been so.ue re ison. Dar­ ing the many wars o f tbe ceutury wheat went to an increiiblc price. O-io year it was l'J43. n qua-ter, so that bread was three times ai char as it is at present. Housewives in those times cut their bread with their ow n bands', and kept it till it was state. If yo u wauled a place under Government yo u could buy one ; the sum of & JOO would get you a com ­ fortable berth in the victualing office, for instance, where the perquisites, pick­ ing aud bnbc3 for contracts mal e Jhe service worth havin?. Members of Par­ liament wh o had toe privilege of fran.c- i'isr letters sometimes sold the right for £.100 a year. Al e hou3e3 were marked by chequers on the door-post , to this day tho chequers is a common tavern sign. Rakers had a lattice at tbeir doors. All tradesmen—not servant3 only, but master-tradesmen—asked for Christmas- boxes. The Fleet wedding s went o a merrily. There was great feasting on the occasion of a weddin g duly con­ ducted in the parish church. On tue day of the weddiug the bridegroom him­ self waitod on bride and guests.— Harper's Magazine. A Calculatin g Mm. A wonderful calculating j*oung man, by name Iuaudi, was introduced to tho Paris Academy of Sciences on Monday, and greatly astonished that learned bod y by the rapidity and accuracy with which he solved by mere head work tho most ' abscruse calculations. M . Bertrand asked nira on what day of tbo wee k fell March 11, 1S92. He immediately replied \Monday \ and simultaneously formed the square of 4800, diminished b y one, and divided it by six. Hi s performances in algebra and geometry were equally astounding. M. Inaudi is a native o f Piedmont, nnd his' skull is reported b y Professor Broca to present extraordinary features. He is only twenty-four years of ate.—St. Jiunes's Budget . • - TARRIED awhile at the Jablo oi' tbe figure head carver and watched his shining blades mak e their keen, never-ending strokes. I looke d with curious interest on tho huge , shapeless- ' block o f wood out of which he was cut­ ting a naiad to adorn the pro w of th o big ship that would soon be goiu g dow n to the sea. \Fort y years, sir, I've been a carver ol' these things, \ said he, In answer to my query, and his snowy beard and hair seemed to bear out his assertion. \Ah sir, tho business is not wha t it wa3. Only a fe w American ships have figure­ heads now,\ said the carver, as he made a jab at bis bloc k of wood with the* chisel. \In their place ornately carved billet-heads and trail-boards are substi­ tuted. Ther e is scircoly a deep-water English ship afloat, however, that hasn't a three-quarter or life-size figure on its bow. Onc e in a while w e receive orders- of this kind , but they don' t com e often. \One o f the finest figures f ever saw is the ou e on tho hark Spartan, whic h touches ;it this port frequently. I t represents a Spartan warrior, bearing a. shield in one hand and a swor d in the other. H e is in tire attitude o f attack., and there is a wpnderful semblance o f life abou t him . Tb e features, are finely* made, and the proportions are about as- perfect as they can be. It is really a, piece of art-work, and woul d attract at­ tention if it were uuywhere else thnn where it is. \The bark Hesper, also belongin g t o this port, carries a fine female figure rep ­ resenting an ancient Grecian heroine. I carved it myself, and my chisel chippe d at it for months , I can assure you . It is no easy job to make ship figures. You have lots t o contend with. Som e eccen­ tric skipper, for instauce, will giv e an order to carve out somo female o f hi s friendship, and if your innocent chisel cuts the least gouge out of her nose, cur­ tails her modern skirt, or makes the slightest wron g proportion, he is ready to eat yo u up , and tell you to sell you r burlesque t o a tobacconist.\ Wha t are the preliminaries in the work? \ I asked The first thing to be considered is* the shnpo o f the ship's bo w and the A\.ka of the bowsprit . On their propo/tion s depends the size o f the figure. Th e origi­ nal design is drawn on pnper with cray­ ons, and in its rough state give s only thu slightest suggestions o f the finished work. Tbe next step is to pick out tho wood . A solid bloc k is chosen, but sometimes tw o figures are used, and the- parts are separately carveo. and afterward joined Th e length of the average field figure is betwee n seven and eight leer. The bloc k is 'roughed out' on the floor and then lifted on 'horses,' whero it is finished. The only tools used are chisels, mallets, gauges , and sand-paper. Whe n once started on the figure the paper de ­ sign is of little use. Th o carver has to depend mos t entirely on bis eye to get the expression und tho proportions. Tho figure is finished oil with sand-paper and gilt. A s U everything else, the amount of labor expende d depends upan the price. Som e figures are finished ia a few weeks, and others again require, months for completion \ \What are the usual subjects? \ I in ­ quired, u3 the old man came to an abrupt pause. ••Well, I suppose female figures are in- tbe majority,\ was the reply. \Some­ times a skipper carves his sweetheart or his youn g wife on his ship's bow, then, again, Victori a s royal head frequently adorns the plo w of English merchant mcD. Th e Highland Light, a large Eng ­ lish vessel that plies between Liverpool and San Fraucisco, carries the figure of a Scotch Highlander in the act o f danc ­ ing a fling Th e barge Newsboy , a loca l craft, has tbo figure of a ragge d news ­ boy in the attitude of a corner solicitor. I carved it mauy years ago , and compe ­ tent judge s Fiiy that it is remarkably life­ like It's singular what tastes som e peo­ ple have. A n English captain, not over- intelligent, came to me some years ag o and lequested me to cut him nut an Apollo. I asked him wha t setting h e wanted, aifd he replied thnt the figure was to be placed in warlike attitude,, with a musKct in one hand. I guess I must have argued with him for hours to urge him away trom his fuuuy idea. I quoted stack3 of statistics to prove that the original Apo'lo didn't kno w a mus­ ket trom a beat-bag . H e gav e i n finally,, and compromi-e d on^Victori a ltegipu^ lile size.'\—Harper's Weekly . Albiiiue s and Albinism . \Her e is an albino lobster,\ said a. scientiet to a reporter. \Suc h a one is. very rarely seeu. It is nearly white,yo u will observe. There are very few ani­ mals, if any, iu which albinism does, not sometimes appear. It is very in-, frequent in fishes, although commo n enough in the exceptional case o f the gold fish, whic h is so olten wholl y or partly white . ' Albinis m is a freak of nature. Un­ der ordinary conditions tho phenomeno n is t o be regarded ns merely an accident. Nevertheless,it can oe propagated. Wbit o rabbits are albinoes. Tho y have been, bied lo r whit e for so lou g that tbey re­ produce that characteristic, includin g pink eyes. I n breeding any animals, there is always a greater or less tendenc y to • revert,' as w e say to a previous type.' That is to say, tho offspring is mor e or less likely t o resemble its great grand ­ parents instead of its parents. How­ ever, thnt. indicatio n is finaly overcome- by care.ul selectiou, and in this way fowls are mad e to breed ' true to feather*' and a distinct stock is established. 'Albinoes have pink eyes for lack of coloring matter. Fo r the purposo of bsorbing the light tho eye is lined with a coating o f blac k pigment. When that is absent, as occurs in tho case o f th e albino, the red bloo d shows throug h the- veins and makes the eye loo k pink . Human beings wh o are albinoes always. Buffer fiotn wea k eyes, simply because, there is n o coatin g of coloring mnttei insido o f those organs to absor b the- light, whic h accordingly dazzles tbem . Albinism i n human beings is happily- rare. Bu t if human albinoes wer e to> keep on marrying albinoes for mauy generations it woul d b e wit h tbe m as- -with other animals, and a race o f albina men and wome n would be developed.\\ —Washingto n Star.

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