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The Talihina News.
TALIHINA, CHOCTAW NATION, INDIAN TERRITORY, THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1894.
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J. A. HALE.
Attorrey at Law.
Bonth McAlester, Indian Territory
W- F. BLYTHE,
Fort Smith, -fVric,
JOHN J. THOMAS,
Talihina, : : : : : : I. T
ticSf-All work dmfi neatly and
ftromptly. Pension elaims a spec
alty. Fees reasonable.
tor Marriage license obtained
011 short notice, tf.
THE SINGER'S TRIUMPH.
* The greatest triumph of ny llfo?"
The singer boM* nald.
•• Twns in a city hospital,
licHidc a fair glrl'tt bed.
■ They railed her 'Sister Madeline,'
An orphan and nloue.
And'Mother, fling' oh. mothcn slngl'
Was her unending moan.
" The cniol flame had * pa red her faco,
'Twas heavenly to see,
I took her lee-cold hand In ml no.
And .sang to old 'Dundoe:'
H 'Father, whate'erof earthly bllns
Thy sovereign will denies.
Accepted at Thy throne of grace
Let this petition rhe.'
" The moaning reused, up Into mtiio
She lifted eyos that shone
With ftomcthinu more than mortal love,
Or beauty's light, alone
Of Christ, 'the dytr
And HIho, my ;<*dl. #• «i Htrcteh thy wlngn,
To deaf old 'AmHterdam.'
•* Then 'Jesus. lover of rny soul'—
The fluttering lingers led
The tender eadcncc of the song—
•O Binger hwoet!' Rhe «a ld_
" Then, kneeling there. 1 chanted low
Tho 'Gloria' my eyes
Were closed, and as a dreamer Bc#e,
So 1 row Paradise.
M 1 knew that death was coming fant,
And kissed her tenderly.
The smile her lingering spirit gave
Was Triumph's height t« me."
—Mary A. Denlson, in Youth's Companion.
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Presley B. Cole,
Attorney at Law,
Honth McAlester I.T
Jlanh Qf South McAlfiter, J. T.
All Kinds of Hauling
ftT Furaituro mortal wiU car*.
THE WRONG MAX.
A. Oaee Whoro tho Joke Was on
"It was this way," prefaced the old
sailor, filling his pipe. Ho struck a
match, took a pull or two, and then
pave the following story:
"I'd been off in the little trader
N3*dia—Cap'n Mark Hazard—on a trad-
ing1 run to the .Sandwich inlands.
"We came into port one lino morn-
ing, unloaded our cargo, and the ves-
sel having to go into dry dock most of
her crew, me included, had nothing to
do hut, stroll about and spend our
"One afternoon when we were loung-
ing about a trim sharp-eyed young fel-
low in a long Coat passed us on his, way
"He had on his arm tho sweetest-
faced young girl I ever set, my eyes on.
"She wasn't more'n eighteen, her
hair was like gold and she was as trim
is a yacht.
"Well, I hadn't a thought of any of us
sreing each other again, and 1 don't
think Hob thought anything at all
about it; but an hour later the same
sharp-eyed young fellow who had been
tho younft girl's companion came up to
us and parsed a word or so about the
" 'When do you sail and for what
place"' he asked, after a little time, ad-
dressing his talk to Bob.
" 'We're out of a berth,' said Bob.
"The young fellow was going to leave
us when Hob said that, only a man
standing closo by us turned out to Iks
a skipper short of hands, and we
signed with him for a whaling voyage
to the Windward islands—he coming
over to us when lie heard Hob say we
wasn't hired, and hiring us then and
"His schooner, the Nancy, he said,
was lying three piers down the west-
ward and was to pull out at about
three o'clock in the morning
"The young fellow asked us to go
along with him when things were set-
14 'What tack are you drivin' at, any-
way?' Hob asked when we had stopped
in a quiet doorwaj'j 'spealc tip, for
we're your men.'
"'Well, it's this,' the sharp-eyed
young fellow said. 'I want to play a
joke on a friend of mine, and you two
will be paid for helping me.'
" 'Orders?'' said Hob.
" 'At about half-past twelve o'clock
to-night come up to ,' and he gave
us the name of a boarding-house that I
forget the name of, 'and go up to the
second floor. The man I want you to
take on the cruise with you is in room
3vj, at about the head of the stairs.
Go in quietly, chloroform him and
take him downstirs to a hack I'll have
waiting in front of the house. And—'
" 'Enough said,' Hob interrupted.
'I've douc the thing before. Smuggle
him abroad, and when he gets his
senses back he won't know who
brought him there and we won't be
likely to tell him.'
"'How about the pay for the job?'
Rob wanted to know.
" 'I'll give the hackman five dollars
to give each of you when he sees you've
done the thing,' said he.
" 'That's agreeable," said Hob. 'IIow
can we get into his room—the fellow's
you want to joke?'
" 'It just so happens that the lock to
his door has been broken for the last
week nnd he has been unable to fasten
it,' said the young, sharp-eyed fellow.
'We're in luck, you see.'
"It turned out afterward that he—
his name was Fink Campbell—was in
love with the pretty, sweet-faced girl
we'd seen him with.
"Her name was Elsa Horton, or I
make a mistake.
"And she was in love with tho chap
this Campbell hired us to kidnap -a
handsome, manly young fellow, whose
name was Fred Kingsley, and who
loved her for her sweet face and not
for the money her old father was said
to have, the way young Campbell did.
"Then he got her—she and young
Kingsley, it seemed, were to be married
in a few days—to say, without think-
ing, that if Fred Kingsley didn't appear
when it was time for the wedding fille d
marry him—as girls talk sometimes,
"Then he must have begun to scheme
how to get Frank Kingsley out of the
way, or perhaps he had tho scheme all
made up at lirst.
"Hob and I bought a new fit-out ami
took our bags aboard the Nancy.
"Then about twelve o'clock or a lit-
tle after, we struck out for the board -
log-house our employer had told us to
"Campbell forged a letter and fixed
U so Elsie's father and alio would get it,
and it had Fred Kingnlcy's name at tho
bottom of it, and said as how ho was
sorrv, but lie had a wife somewhere
and he was going off to see her.
"Tho upper hall was not so very
dnrk, we found, when wo got up to it.
"Hob went around nnd looked at the
numbers on the doors, and I waited
until he beckoned to me to join him.
" 'He's asleep,' said Hob, with a jerk
of his head toward the door.
"It was a bit darker than the hall,
but we could make out our man sleep-
ing on the bed.
"Hob took the chloroform and fixed
the cloth with it on, where tho j'oung
fellow had to breathe it.
"A policeman was coming down tho
street when we got to the door, but
the cabman saw him and gave us the
word not to come out for a bit.
"We wasn't bothered ugain, and wo
got our fellow aboard the Nancy all
quiet and peaceable, ami then the cab-
bie gave us the money and was off.
"Then on deck wo went, and tho
Nancy sailed at three, just as the cap-
tnin had said she was going to, run-
ning out with the tide.
" 'There's a stowaway below in the
fo'eastle!' some one sang up from there
when we were in a nice ofling, and Hoi]
looked at me and winked.
"The mate dived below and came up
again with the scasickcst looking fel-
low in tow I over see.
"The fellow's legs were like a shoe-
string. and his face was white as a new
"Would you believe it, but we'd no!
only shanghaied tho wrong fellow,
but shanghaied the one that had hired
us to do the shanghaing, and it was
too late to get back and do the jobovci
"When young Campbell got well
enough to talk he gave us a pieco of
his mind and he tried to get the cap-
tain to put back with him, but thai
wasn't no use and he had to take the
eight months' run with us—not much
fun for a masher like him, I can tell
"It turned out that the way we
came to make the mistake was because
he and young Kingsley roomed in the
same boarding hoiise, and one's room
was No. 82 nnd the other's room was23.
"Hob got the numbers turned
round, and we'd gone to 23 instead
"And when we got back in port, if
there wasn't a bit of news!
"Voting Campbell's disappearance
had caused an examination of the
books he was keeping in the same
warehouse, and it was found out that
he had been stealing from the firm.
"He hndn't been on shore three
hours before the police had him locked
"The young fellow had proved that
he was straight as a gunbarrcl to
every one's satisfaction, and in an
old paper, dated about when the Nancy
was two months out of port, was a no-
tice of Fred Kingsley's and Elsie Hon
ton's wedding."—Hoston Globe.
FREAKS OF FIGURES.
Thn Term* "Dozen" and "Thousand'
Have Srvurnl Interpretations.
If an ordinary business man wae
asked to state how much is one hun-
dred and one dozen he would most
likely reply, without any hesitation,
one thousand two hundred and twelve
(1,212). He might, without violating
the customs of the country, put tho
figures at 1,0S5 or 1,338. A dozen in
commonly supposed to be twelve single
things, says the (treat Divide. A
baker's dozen is thirteen. A dozen of
cotton yarn is just one "hank" com-
posed of twelve "cuts." A dozen of
fish in some localities is twenty-six,
and a dozen of pottery in the wholesale
trade may mean two or it may mean
fifty pieces, not depending on the ac-
tual number of piccos. but on the size,
weight, etc., of the jugs, bowls, plates,
A printer's 1,000 is only 900, but it
takes 1,200 staves to make 1,000 in
nine sizes that are made for export.
In many of the trades, tho terms
"dozen," "hundred" and "thousand*1
do not bear their literal English mean-
ing, but a technical one peculiar to
each trade, as in stone work, lath,
shingles and cotton yarns. This tech-
nical perversion of plain English ex-
tends to most of our weights and meas-
ures. Thus a gallon maj' bo 281 cubic
inches or it may be 205. In the school
arithmetics four quarts make a gallon,
eight gallons make a bushel, but in
practice it takes forty quarts to make
a bushel of corn, beans, etc. That
is because only the liquid meas-
ure quart cup (231 cubic inches to tho
gallon) is in use, while the dry-measure
gallon contains 205 cubic inches.
Action or Light on Water Color*.
Collectorsof water colors will do well
to take note of some experiments made
in England on the action of light in
the weakening and dispersion of tho
coloring matter in pictures. It was
found that the sulphides, cadmium,
trlsulphide of arsenic and indigo are
prone to fnde from oxidation, duo to
humidity, air and light. Of these cal-
miuin is especially sensitive to the in-
fluence of moisture, and will fade in a
fortnight in damp air; trisnlphide of
arsenic is also seriously affected by
damp air, but indigo, while suffering
from moisture, shows no signs of de-
terioration when exposed to dry air or
an atmosphere of carbonic acid. Cer-
tain colors are affected only by light
Of these, Prussian blue, which fades
in carbonic acid as woll as in light, re-
sumes its former color in darkness and
pure air. The combined action of light
and dry or dump nir speedily decolorizes
the lakes, vermillion and Naples yel-
low. but causes no modification in co-
balt red, Indian red, yellow ochrc and
sienna. The tests go to prove that
light acting in a damp atmosphere is
the principal enemy of water colors.
—At the door of every Chinese tem-
ple a bell is hung 7/itharope attached.
When a worshiper enters he gives tho
rope a jerk to ring the bell, so that the
deity «if the place may be aware of the
fact that a worshiper Is present.
—Edusa was tho instructress in tht
art of eating; Potina kept the yonngs-
tor from choking wben ho drank-
SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
—Massachusetts has .r fi9 public li-
braries, containing 300 volumes or ovei.
The total number of volumes is 3,500,-
—It is said that only Mecca iti Arabia
and 'I hessa in Thibet are now closed to
Christian preachers, but a hundred
years ago nearly the whole world out-
side of Europe and America was shut.
—Members of one of the senior socie-
ties at Vassar mischievously and with
great amusement to all present debated
the proposition: "Resolved, That the
Higher Education Unfits Man for Mat-
—The common council of Hrooklyn
favors the introduction into the public
school curriculum of the German sys-
tem of calisthenics and gymnastics.
The board of education will consider
—It is said that the Huddhists of Ja-
pan arc awaking to the fact that they
must have a statement of the elements
of the Buddhist faith to set over against
the definite and compact creed of the
Christian teachers, and are debating
what they will put into this statement.
—Nicholas Notovich, a Russian, while
traveling in Thil>ct recently, broke his
leg, and was taken to a monastery.
While there he mako the interesting
discovery of a Huddhist "Life of
Christ." The volume, which was writ-
ten in the Pali language, was read to
him by a lama, and he wrote the trans-
lation of it.
—President Low of Columbia college
has given ten thousand dollars as a
classical fund, in honor of Prof. Henry
Drisler, who has just retired from the
Creek department. The income of the
fund is to Ik? applied to the purchase of
hooks and other appliances, such as
will increase the interest in the study
of the classics.
—(len. Hubbard, of New York, the
representative of Mr. Searles, who gave
the new science building to Howdoin
college, has informed the college that
money will 1m given to fit out the new
building in all departments with new
and m« dern apparatus. The cost will
be between seveh thousand dollars and
ten thousand dollars.
—Unity church, Cleveland. O., is prob-
ably the only church in the world that
has as pastors two women. They are
Rev. Marion Murdoch and Rev. Florence
Ruck. They are highly-educated wom-
en. having finished their education at
Oxford university, England. They ore
co-pastors of the church, and have l>cen
—The only church exhibit found in
the Midwinter exposition at San Fran-
cisco is the one made by the Unitarians,
the other denominations lwing kept
away by the open Sunday fair. On the
walls of this exhibit is to l>e seen a pic-
ture of Father .lunipera Serra, the first
priest that planted missions in Califor-
nia. In the true Unitarian exhibit tliir
- The American Hible society during
its last year, ending March 31, reports
as total issues from the Hible house,
besides those issued in foreign lands,
1,040,020 volumes. Appropriations were
made for the coming year to its
agencies in Mexico, Central America,
Venezuela. Hrazil, La Plata, Corea,
China and the Levant; to the Hible so
ciety of France and to the Waldensian
committee of evangelization.
—Permission has been granted Mrs.
Arthur Davis to pursue graduate
courses in mathematics, astronomy and
physics at Johns Hopkins University
for the degree of doctor of philosophy.
Mrs. Davis is thirty years old, and has
already been graduated from Columbian
university in Washington. She mar-
ried her classmate, Arthur Powell
Davis, a nephew of Maj. Powell, of the
geological survey. Before her mar-
riage she was employed in the Nautical
—According to the Hritish and For
eign Bible society there is little chance
for circulation of the Hible in Japan.
The society says of Japan: "The-prog-
ress of Christianity seems to pause l>e-
fore the absorption of the people in
their new political passions." Some
visitors to Japan say that the trouble
is that the Japanese, eager to receive
everything of western civilization, have
welcomed the missionaries of all sects
of Christianity, and now are greatly
puzzled over the rival claims of differ-
The Mimrnlur Kxertlon of Animals nnd
Tlu lr I<«'Hplratory Power.
The close relation between muscular
activity and respiratory power is well
shown in a comparison of the frog or
the turtle and the bird. The lungs of
the frog are a mere pouch into which
air is swallowed in a manner similar to
that in which warm-blooded animals
drink water. In the turtle we find noth-
ing which corresponds to the respira-
tory movements of warm-blooded ani-
mals. In the bird we have an enormous
thorax filled with lungs of a highly-de-
veloped character, which arc reinforced
by communicating cavities in the
bones. The movements of the turtle
arc slow. It lives a sluggish life
amid the slum and scum of
some stagnant pool. The bird, on the
contrary, lives a life of the greatest
activity, and possesses a power of
muscular exertion almost incredible.
Herr Gatkc asserts that god wits and
plovers can fly at the rate of two hun-
dred and forty miles an hour. Tho
swift has frequently been seen to out-
strip a lightning express train. Tho
man of aedentary life breathe* little,
like tho frog and the turtle, as life is
on a low level. He has little capacity
for useful activity, liecause his breath-
ing powers are undeveloped. Those
who wish to live with the birds, on a
high level, must develop lung capacity,
which can only l>e accomplished by
means of active, vigorous, physical ex-
ercise.—Dr. J. H. Kellogg, in Good
Clullty of Anon.
Justice—What *s the charge?
Policeman—Arson, yer honor.
"What did the prisoner fire?"
'A couple o' bricks, ycr honor."—Ar
PERSONAL AND LITERARY.
—Albert W. Paine, Esq , of llangot,
Me., has been in active practice of the
law since 1885, and is believed to l e
the oldest lawyer in continuous pract ice
in New England.
—Donald Graham, who died the other
day in England, aged eighty-five years,
was a schoolmate of Gladstone, and It
was his proud boast that he used to
"beat the prime minister at the shorter
—Elaine Coodale, the fair poet whe
married a Sioux Indian nnd went west
to dwell with him in his tepee, hns
found the tepee tiresome, and she has
returned to the east, taking her dusky
husband with her.-
—Empress Elizaltcth of Austria, by
a severe system of fasting and exer-
cise, massage and training like a sport-
ing man, succeeds in keeping her waist
measure to twenty inches, in spite of
her fifty-six years.
— Mr. Gladstone is quite generally
credited with having a thorough ap-
preciation of his own genius. His wed-
ding gift to Miss Tennant of a full set
of the works of William E. Gladstone
attests this fact anew.
—The queen of England always Wears
on one wrist a bracelet in which is a
miniature of the late prince consort.
On the other wrist she wears as con-
stantly a bracelet with the miniature
of her latest great-grandchild.
—Capt. Cornelius Nye, a pensioner of
the war of 1813, has just celebrated his
ninety-eighth birthday at his home in
Lynn, Mass. He has lived under every
president, nnd voted first for James Mon-
roe and last for Henjamin Harrison.
-—Gerhard Gade, the American consul
at Christiana, Norway, who was a|>-
pointed in 1869 by Gen. Grant, is the
oldest consul in the sendee, with the
exception of Consul Sprague, at Gibral-
tar. He will celebrate his jubilte
— Mark Twain asserts that all mod-
ern jokes are derived from thirty-five
original jokes which were originated in
the days of Socrates. Several of the
originals, a little frayed, are still float-
ing about, nnd Mark has coined many
ducats from them.
—Augustus Bonaparte Ciesar Dun-
dreary Emerson Ferdinand Grant Han-
nibal Isaiah Jackson Knox Lconinas
Meredith Nicholas Oscar Tate Ring is a
resident of Martin, Tcnn., and is wast-
ing all that name in a race for the petty
oflice of constable.
Mrs.Waite. the wife of the governor
of Colorado, is forty-eight years of age,
while her husband is sixty-nine. Sh<
was a widow and he a widower when
thej* married. She is interested in the
Woman's Christian Temperance union,
and thinks there is no one like her hus-
— Emanuel Lasker, who is contend-
ing with Steinitz for the chess cham-
pionship of the world, is a native oi
Prussia, and is only twenty-six years
old. lie licgan playing chess when he
was only twelve years of nge. His
career as a phenomenal player began ir
—Bradford—"Rinks and his wife mako
a good match." Robinson "Yes, lie's
a stick and she's the brimstone."—Har-
—Teacher—"What became of the chil-
dren of Agamemnon?" Pupil (after ma-
ture deliberation)—1"I think they're
dead by this time."—Harleiu Life.
Quite Mountainous. Shesed "It's
odd about a mountain, isn't it?" Ilcscd
—"What is?" Shesed "That it nevei
wears its spurs on its foot."—Dctroi'
Mr. Crfesus—"You want to marry
my niece, do you? Why, she is the only
relative I have. t barley liardup—"1
have thought that all out, sir."—Ray-
—Mrs. Houser—"Is the oath of oflice
I read so much about profane?" Iloiisei
—"Humph! Depends a good deal wheth-
er it is taken going in or coming out.'
—Millionaire Philanthropist — "How
can I make sure that none but the verj
poor will receive the money I intend tc
distribute?" Paymaster—"Buy poetrj
with it"—N. Y. Herald.
—Heaver (jocosely)—"I wonder why
you hard-headed western men wear soft
hats?" Slouch—"And I wonder why
you—cr eastern fellows wear hard
hats?"—Frank Leslie's Weekly.
—She—"This is so sudden. I am se
sorry, but I want you always to be mj
dear, dear friend." He—"H'm. You
haven't told me yet who is the other
—Husband—"Suppose the legislature
did give you the ballot, what would
you do with it?" Wife—"Make a dress-
pattern out of it, unless the size be
A Good Sign.—Landlord of newly-
opened wine-tavern (to waiter)—"Pic-
colo, mind you pay special attention tc
that gentleman sitting yonder; he hat
such a red complexion."—II Corriere.
—"Ethel," he whispered, - "will you
marry me?" "I don't know, Charles,*
she replied, coyly. "Well, when yon
find out," he said, rising, "send me
word will you? I shall lie at Mabel
Hicks' until ten o'clock. If I don't
hear from you by ten, I'm going to ask
—"You don't seein to want employ-
ment." "Yes. I do, ma'am," replied
Meandering Mike, in an injured tone.
"But you don't do the work when it is
offered you. "I- know it. Ye see, I've
spent so much of my time lookin' fur
work thel I can't git my hand in on no
other kind of a job."—Washington
—Paying a Compliment—Dibbs (who
has been waiting in his friend's studio)
—"Ah! here you are, at last. Your
dog has l>een paying a good compli-
ment to that bit of scene-painting. I
had to drive the little l>eggar off."'
Dauber (agreeably surprised) "What
was he doing?" Dibbs—"Oh, he mis-
took that river for real water, and he
started lapping it! By the by, what
rivei does it represent?" Dauber
Uave^elyWRiver be hanged! That,
isn't a river, it's a Diairie fire!11-Tit-
FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.
Onci- a little girl I know
Said a Uttio word;
Whispered It ro very low
Just ono perrton beard.
And that person told It o'or,
Just to ono or two,
Adding to It ono word tnoro,
An so many dol
And at once the two that hoard
Told It In a crowd:
Each ono adding ono moro word.
Told It quite aloud:
Straightway every ono that hi ard
Shouted loud and clear
'Till tho hapless little word
Floated far and near.
Then tho maiden ralsnd her head,
Sh" was very glad
That tho little ihlng sho nald
Wasn't Bomothltig bad!
—Both Day, In Housekeeper.
Am Amtmlnff Rpl*o<le of the Frfnrh tod
Indian War In 1708.
Boys nre perennially interested in
frogs—l>oys and snakes and natural-
Boys usually make their observations
by means of a triple hook and a picce
of red flannel, but a boy In Connecti-
cut, known to tho writer, took twenty-
eight one day with his bare Jiands.
Connecticut is a fine state for frogs.
There at old Windham was fought the
famous "Battle of thu Frogs."
It was during tho French and Indian
war in 1758. Windham was then tho
most important frontier town of east-
ern Connecticut. Col. Dyer, a prom-
inent citizcn, was raising an army to
oppose tho Indians at Crown Point.
The town was alive with excitement.
Ono very dark night tho people were
awakened by strange sounds,and at once
thought the Indiuns were upon them.
Seizing guns, swordfi and axes, the men
rushed out to meet tho enemy. But no
enemy was to bo seen. Still they felt
a force of French and Indians must be
at hand, for hoarse voices could be
hoard calling for Windham's prominent
"Col. Dyer and Elderkin, too!" "CoL
t)yer nnd Elderkin, tool"
The town was up all night. When
day broke the mystery was accidental-
ly solved. A milo away from tho vil-
lage lay a big marshy pond inhabited
by myriads of frogs. A drought had
nearly dried up the water, reducing it
to a tiny streamlet, and for this scan-
ty supply tho poor thirsty creatures
had fought each other, until thousands
lay dead on either side of the rill.
This battle made Windham famous.
For years the inhabitants felt badly
teased and insulted by its mention.
Now, however, the story is no longer a
Joke but a prized trndition.
Snakes are as fond of frogs as the
traditional Frenchman who esteemed
them a delicacy. A frog has often
been found swallowed whole and alive
In a slaughtered snake. Ono snako
known to a friend of tho chronicler
fared badly enough by his greed for
his favorito dainty. He swallowed one
frog and then started to crawl through
a crovico in a stone wall. Before he
had dragged through his entire length
he espied another plump little fellow
and took him in, whereupon he found
found himself securely fastened down
tinder tho stones, unable to move
either way, and was dispatched by the
Naturalists consider the frog a very
interesting fellow and other observant
out the young tadpoles, which irainedi*
ately swim away withont so much us
Another very motherly father of the
frog family is found in South America,
in Chili. He is provided with a largo
sac. or pouch, which extends over tho
wliolo surface of his lielly, from thq
mouth downwards. There is no ex*<
ternal opening into this sac, and whenj
Mr. Darwin first saw a male frog appa-<
rently swallowing the ec-gs bethought^
he was the worst kind oi a fellow to bo
eating his own children.
But this thought was a great initial
tiec. On opening the frog's mouth Mr.;
Darwin discovered that on each side of^
the tongue was an aperture down
which the eggs rolled into tho sac.'
which soon became distended with
As the eggs hatch out in this sac the
voting frogs find their way up into
their can-ful futhcr's moutlx, ami
thence out and a way into the pond
which is to them tho 'wide world.—St.
THE MERRY MILKMAID.
On my mother's sewing table stands
a quaint little image unlike anything
else I have ever seen. My mother
bought it at a church fair in England
when sho was a young girl, and I am
sure it would charm tho fancy of ony
The figure, to begin with, is a slender
doll about four or five inches high, with
a china head and pliant body, ending
in china arms nnd legs.
Having possessed yourself of such a
doll, around her legs wind fold after
fold of cotton batting until they aro
I covered so thickly as to make a dress
i skirt stand out, and so firmly as to
keep the doll upright. Wind only a
home OF tur froofl.
people have learned curious facts con-
cerning these amphibious creatures.
A gentlemau living in the southern
part of France had a largo frog pond
on his ground and was very fond of
studying the habits of its inhabitants.
One day he saw a great change in the
appearance of a certain frog of which
he had mado a pot. It looked as if it
had in some way acquired a pair of the
puffed breeches which gentlemen used
to wear in the courts of James I., of
England, and Louis XIII. of France.
This change made him curious to
know what it meant, and all tho moro
so when ho found that almost every
day moro and inoro of tho frogs were
woaring the same queer-looking things.
By watching carefully the gentle-
man soon found the causc of the
strange, new articlc of frog dress.
The mother frog, it seems, considers
that her duty is discharged when sho
has laid her eggs. These all adhere
together, forming a long chain of many
links. As soon as sho has deposit* i
these on the bank of tho pond she hops
away, seeming to forget all about them,
and they would never hatch out if the
father frog did not come to tho reseuc.
With no little difficulty ho winds those
chains of neglectcd eggs around nnd
around his own short tiiighs—thus pro-
ducing tho appearance of tho puffed
He then pr.iceeds to hide himself
among the marshy grosses around the
pond until tho eggp arc ready to hatch
out. Theu he goes into the water. In
% little while the shells burst, letting
layer or two around the body, so that
it will taper np to the waist, line.
For the foundntion on which the doll
is to stand cut n piece of cardboard in a
circular shape with a diameter of three
and a half inches.
Now cut a piece of fancy flowered silk
with length the height of the doll and
breadth a little more than the circum-
ference of the cardboard. Sew the
piece together and then shirr the top
edge to fit around tho shoulders, not
tho neck. Also gather it in snugly
nrotind the doll's waist and cut two
holes for tho nrms. leaving enough
cloth to shirr down like short sleeves.
Cut a picce of flno white flannel or
cashmere in the shupe of an apron and
fasten it over the front of the silk
gown by means of a few concealed
stitchcs. Tie a narrow ribbon around
as a belt to hide tho edge. This apron
is for sticking darning needles and
other coarse needles in.
Fold a square of turkey red twill or
scarlet cloth crosswise into shawl shape
'and place it over the shoulders of the
doll, securing it there by a few hidden
Now fasten flrmlv a strong bodkin or
tape runner across the back at. tho
shoulders. This forms the milk-pail
yoke. From each end of the yoke us-
pend a large spool of white cotton
thread, these representing milk pails.
Tho handles arc made out of the wire,
as in the picture, wound once around
the hands of the doll and attached to
ribbons which go up and tie nt the ends
of t he yoke.
Now stand the milkmaid firmly on
the cardboard, turn in the edge of her
gown to the right length and fasten it
around the entire circle of a row of
pins placed very closo together.
There sho stands, all dressed, except-
ing her tall lint. This hnt is made of a
"top thimble" thrust through a elose-
fltting hole in a round piece of card-
board, leaving enough of the cardboard
to extend about the head like a hat
brim. The hat may bo secured upon
the head by a drop or two of melted
scalingwax, and Is to serve as a "rest"
or holder for your own sewing thimble.
You have a good pincushion of the
milkmaid's stuffed ont gown, a cushion
for largo needles of her apron, a cushion
for fine needles of her bright scarlet
shawl, nnd a holder for your thimble,
while licr pails give you two spools of
cotton, with the ends concealed, yet
loose enough to l>e easily found. You
can hang a pair of scissors on a hook
nttached to her l elt, but though this
makes of her a very complete "needle-
woman's friend," it detracts from her
nppcaranec as a milkmaid.—Chicago
A Hteamer on Mule llurk.
A triumph in engineering is reported
from tho mountains of Peru, wiere a
twin-screw steamer of 040 tons, 1TO
feet long and 30 feet wido has l>eon suc-
cessfully launched on Lake Titacaca,
the liighost nnvigable waters in the
world, more thnn 13,(KX) feet above tho
sea. This steamer, which belongs to
the Peruvian government, and is to bo
uaed for freight nnd passenger trafn«,
was built on the Clyde, then talrcii
apart in more than a thousand p'eees
aud shipped to Mollcndo by sea. it
was then carried to Ptino by railway
and transjiorted over tho mountains on
the backs of llamas and mules and put
together by n Scotch engineer
A I'rlglitimhmI lirlde.
Bridesmaid—You poor, frightened
darling. You looked scared to death
at the altar.
Bride—Yes. George trembled so I was
dreadfully afraid he'd lose courage
and run away,—Y. WeeUl**
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