LITERARY EXTRACTS, STOWAWAYS.—" I am not given to losing my temper," said one captain to the writer, but I con- fess that when on one voyage we found that no fewer than fourteen men had managed to stow themselves away below, I felt inclined to give them all a ducking, and said so." This was the captain of an Atlantic liner, a man to whom the stowaway is a perpetual nuisance. Though the strictest Match is kept to prevent his getting on board, it is rare for a trip to be made without one or two specimens of the dead-head fraternity being ed. willy-nilly, free. Of course, this is not done entirely without connivance on the part of somebody on board the ship. The stokers are not infrequently the guilty parties. With thbil or others' aid the stowaway gets down into the hold and finds a dark corner in which to secrete himseli until the vessel is at sea. If then he is discovered and set to work. he does not mind. It is not wori he is afraid of, but the being without work, and the bread that accompanies it. When it is considered what an enormous thing an Atlantic liner is, and how many dark places there are in hei vast interior, it is not surprising to hear that scores of men during the course of a year get free passages across the herring pond on one ship or another-and this though a steamer never leaves port without a search being made to see that no unauthorised person is on board. Many are discovered in bunkers and other such places, and, of course, carefully con- ducted on shore; but not a few manage to elude detection, and, of course, once away from land little is to be feared from discovery. There is a curious ,notion prevalent among some sailors; it is that a stowaway is a lucky passenger to carry. Asked once why it was, an old salt answered that he never heard of 'a ship being lost that had a stowaway on board. Of course, he had an instance in point to relate. It was to the effect that a stowaway was dis- covered in hiding on an outgoing vessel at the last moment and ejected. Shaking his fist at the cap- tain, the would-be voyager cried: I'm glad you've turned me out of your rotten ship; neither she nor you will live to see Christmas Day, while I shall." The prophecy proved a true one. The vessel went down within a week of sailing, and only the second officer and a few men were saved. One wonders how such a superstition arose, if superstition it can be called. Does it arise from the notion-old as the hills-that the unfortunate are ever under the special protection of heaven, and that it is particularly displeasing to the providence that watches over such waifs if anything be done to thwart their wishes ? The foolish, the blind, chil- dren, and drunkards are proverbially said to be under such peculiar guardianship and care. Perhaps, henceforth, we must add the stowaway to the list.— Cassell's Magazine. A ZULU BRIDEGROOM.—The daughter ofa Zulu in comfortable circumstances does not leave her father's kraal without much pomp and many queer rites, which doubtless are held by her people in high esti- mation. It may be noted, too, that the marriage customs of these dusky Africans are subject to innu- merable variations, each tribe having its own pecu- liarities. Hairdressing. by the way, is an important feature both to the bride and bridegroom, and the attention paid to the coiffure of the pair would shame the; performance of a West-end hairdresser who arranges a bride's locks and fastens the orange- blossom. A cone-shaped erection, for instance, is the lawful coiffure of a Zulu wife, and this cannot be legally worn till the marriage rites are duly completed. Save for the all-important cone, the head of a Zulu bride is closely shaved, an assegai being used for the purpose whilst, as soon as a youth is of marriageable age; his head is shorn to leaveja ring round the scalp, and then liberally besmeared with fat and ochre, without which unguents no Zulu would feel fittingly decorated for his bride. When the bridegroom-elect has been shorn of of all his hair save the wool on the crown, which is trained in a circular shape and some four inches in diameter, a ring is sewn to this, of gum and charcoal; in this the Zulu thrusts long snuff spoons, needles, and small utility articles, and is very proud of his ring, which is the badge of manhood.- Cassell's Magazine. GOOD BUT COUNTERFEIT. — Bank cashiers have been much troubled of late by the large quantity of good silver bad money that is in circulation," re- marked an experienced servant of a well-known banking company the other day. What do I mean by good bad money' ? Why, coins made of genuine silver, which yet are false and counterfeit' according to the Coinage Acts, because they were never issued from the Royal Mint and therefore are not' of the Queen's current silver coin.' They are naturally very difficult to detect. Weight, lustre, hardness, and ring are all correct. The counterfeits can only be distinguished from minted money by slight imper- fections in the milling and a little difference of colour. The commonest coins among this false issue are crowns, half-crowns, and florins. The reason for this fraud is, of course, to be found in the present low price of silver. It can be turned into coins at so small a cost that the owners of the unlaw- ful mint have a handsome margin left for profit. If they were caught, however, the goodness of their counterfeits would not save them from the felon's dock. Cassell's Saturday Journal. Is PHOTOGRAPHY AMONG THE FINJII ARTS?—The only difficulty that arises in this manner of using photography is that the operator must be a man with a double training he must be consumately skilful in the management of his apparatus, or his best in- tentions will be defeated by the inefficiency of his mechanical methods; and he must have a thorough knowledge of those preliminaries of the painter's practice, selection and compo- sition. Life is, perhaps, too short for the same individual to combine both essentials m equal pro- portions and, as a consequence, the history of photography is full of examples of admirable artists who did not know how to record the things they felt, and of excellent mechanicians who had nothing to ex- press. Probably the best chance of obtaining artistic results is to be found in the joint effort of two people, one with a fairly intimate acquaintance with pictorial details, and the other a practised and expe- rienced photographic worker. If they are in sym- pathy and understand each other's aims, they Can hope to evolve something that will be purely a pro- duction of the camera and yet show really earnest consideration of what is important in picture- making. Whether what would come from such a partnership could ever be raised to the level of Fine Art, it is not easy to say but, at any rate, something is possible which might be presented for criticism to people who would not accept either the manipulated and laboured print, or the bold statement of obvious facts that lacks all trace of the aesthetic intention.— Alfred Lys Baldry, in the Magazine of Art for March. SOME STRANGE DONATIONS,-It is well-known and pleasing fact that several millions of pounds are annually devoted, throughout the kingdom, to the purposes of public charity, but few people are aware to what a grest extent charitable gifts in kind are nowadays sent to philanthropic institutions. These donation vary in value from a few pence to hun- dreds of pounds and although the greater number consist of ordinary articles which are easily disposed of, yet some most extraordinary gifts are frequently re- ceived, of which the outside public hears little. Quite recently two mummified hands-one with the fore- arm attached-both authoritatively stated to be over 3000 years old, were sent to the Church Army by a West-end physician, who brought them from Egypt, and they will doubtless be the means of an appreci- able accession to the funds of the organisation when disposed of. The Salvation Army also receives some curious articles at times. Jewellery of various kinds often finds its way to the Headquarters, and some little time ago a deaf-and-dumb convert presented, a perfect model in cork of one of the barracks, shoe- ing the soldiers marching in and the roughs gathered around whilst a travelling showman who recently joined the Army begged to be allowed to hand the officers his stock-in-trade, which included two re- markable-looking effigied used in his ventriloquial entertainments. The most singular donations re- ceived by the Army, however, are presented at the harvest festivals. In addition to fruit, flowers, and vegetables, presents of live stock are aft en made which are not always acceptable. For instance, at one place a calf was gieen, and was accommodated in a temporary stall on the platform. But it did not appear to enjoy the service. Whenever the band played, it made such a terrible noise that eventually it bad to be escorted to a* quiet corner outside. Birds of many descriptions have also joined in these services and a Russian cat which was presented on such an occasion kept up harvest celebrations during the night, we are told, by devouring a pound of beef sausages, which repre- sented another, though humbler, gift. At Chester recently a live donkey was led up four flights of stairs to the barracks, and handed over as a free-will offering. When the service concluded, it was dis- covered to be impossible for the animal to walk down again and, to use the words of the officer, they had to tie the thing up in a knot, wrap it up in a sack, and lower it gently and gracefully over the banisters!" We may hope that the patient animal did not suffer any ill effects from his attendance at the service.— From" Curious Charitable Gifts," in the Quiver. THBIITY WOMEN.-It seems odd that thrifty women are so often of the nagging tort. IT i8 because money-loving must always influence the dis- position towards hardness ? But then, one may be thrifty from far better reasons than mere love of money. Perhaps it is just in the differeilceof motive that the solution lies. Hoardipg and scraping for one's children should not harden the heart of the hoarder and KJAPW. But does it DeTer ?-Yr.. Humphry, •PHJJ CZAR AXD THE DOLLs.-Everybody knows the story of the wonderful Paris dolls carried by the late Monsieur Faure to the little Grand Duchess Olga when he went to St. Petersburg. Now comes the story of the reception given to the dolls by the Czar himself. The baby grand duchess was not more fascinated than her august father with these extra- ordinary dolls, which carried on a conversation as if between mother and child. After the Princess had spent an hour in their society the nurse was obliged to take her to bed, and the Emperor was left alone with the two clever artificial ladies. In an adjoining room the Empress, Monsieur Faure, and some ladies and gentlemen of the Court were talking, when suddenly a strange sound, like that of an infernal machine, was heard, followed by a loud exclamation. Everybody rushed to see what was the matter. There was the Czar, safe and sound, but with a dismal face, looking at the dolls, which he had partly undressed to find out the secrets hidden in their bosoms, while the dolls were chattering away as if they would never stop. The gentle Empress quite lost her temper. Snatching up the carpeted board on which the ladies were standing, she gave it to a gentleman near her. Please take it away," she cried. It is too bad that the Emperor spoils every- thing he touches!" But the Czar looked very penitent, and the situation was so funny, she could not help laughing. You see how it is," said the Emperor. I am not even permitted to talk to my own daughter's dolls." At this sally there was a general laugh, ard peace was restored. THEN AND Now.-Food for the body, food for the mind, beauty for the eye, music for the ear, are far more plentifully and cheaply provided for us all now than in the days that some of us remember; and all the while, too, the servitude of labour (take the word servitude for all it means) has been lessening in every direction. Though grey heads are the conse- quence of 1899, it was worth while being born in those times (in the early thirties, say), to know and to feel every day a difference so much to the good. It is a much greater difference than young people born in the fifties and after can very well believe, and in nothing is it so great as in the bettered con- dition, the fuller opportunities, the wider admission of poor men to the comforts and minor luxuries of life in every kind.—Frederick Greenwood. SHYLOCK AMONG THE ANIMALS. A student and recorder of the folk-lore of the Indians of Brazil has found current among these people a story which is a very curious and amusing variant of the Shake- spearean story of the Merchant of Venice." It re- lates that once the monkey and the jaguar met. The jaguar had a bunch of luscious plantains which the monkey craved. Please give me some plantains," he said. All right," said the jaguar, I will give you the plantains provided you catch a fawn for me." It's a bargain," answered the monkey. But," said the jaguar, if you don't get the fawn, you must let me bite a mouthful out of you." "Agreed," said the mon- key. The monkey took and ate the plantains, and forgot all about the fawn. One day the jaguar met the monkey, and said What about that fawn you were going to catch for me ?" Oh, I forgot about it," said the monkey. "Then I will take the pay for the plantains out of your hide," said the jaguar. "You can't do that unless the peccary gives the judgment," said the monkey. The peccary is the umpire among these animals. The peccary was called in, and, after hearing the evidence, said It seems all right enough, only this: How am I to make out what is the exact size of a jaguar's mouthful, and also, where is he to bite? I think the matter will have to be referred to the big snake." The big snake, noted for his wisdom, took the matter under consideration, and finally pronounced judg- ment, which was that he would have to swallow the monkey, the jaguar, and the peccary. This judgment he proceeded to execute on the spot, and did execute 80 far as the jaguar and the peccary were concerned but the monkey, being nimble and a great climber. escaped by running up a forest vine that would not bold the snake. TRIUMPH OF DUTY.—" Men," said Sir Colin Camp- bell, as that thin red line," now historic, prepared to receive the Russian cavalry, men, where you fall you must lie until the band corps picks you up. If any man leaves the ranks to help a wounded comrade, I'll post his name on the parish church. The men were Highlanders, and posting on the church door meant disgrace throughout the parish. Every laddie and lassie would turn from a posted soldier. That remark would have been superfluous to two loving brothers in Chaplain Trumbull's regiment. He tells the story in his War Memories of a Chaplain." The brothers were moving forward in a charge near Kinston, North Carolina one of them fell dead. shot through the heart. His brother, with a cry, threw himself on the body. Then as his comrades advanced he rose, took his place in the ranks and went on in the charge. Patriotism triumphed over natural affection. On the James River, a Union soldier while in the firing line was shot through the body. An officer, seeing that the man had but a little time to live, called to two soldiers to carry him to a shady place. "No, no, colonel!" said the dying man. "That would take two men from the front, and every man is needed now. I can just as well die here." And die there he did. What surpassing love for their country and ours," comments Chaplain Trumbull, was that of these tender-hearted, brave-souled sol- diers I" A SELECT ACADEMY POR DANCING.—"How They Dance in London is the title of an amusing article by Mr. Pett Ridge that appears in the Windsor Maga- zine. The real enjoyment of dancing is seen at the Saturday and Monday select quadrille assemblies held at a public hall under the direction of Mr. Jas. Turveydrop. Single tickets, one shilling; double tickets, to admit lady and gent, one shilling and six- pence. Efficient band provided. The newest valses taught. A juvenile class every Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Miss Turveydrop (late of the principal Provincial Theatres. A modern Taglioni,' vide Press). Patrons arrive at Mr. Turveydrop's hall on Saturday evenings, at half-past eight, by tram or by 'bus. Gentlemen carry slippers in brown paper par- cels, and a buttonhole is fixed inside their hat; ladies, bright-eyed and expectant, in long cloaks, and bearing fans, trip up the steps and separate there to meet again a few minutes later in the hall, where other couples are already waiting on the rout seats, and .where Miss Turveydrop, who is a little thin, perhaps, and a little old but very pleasant, flutters about in yellow, like a restless bird, chirrup- ing her welcomes. At the entrance are threatening notices: Gentlemen are requested to wear dark clothes.' And another 'It is requested that no singing .be indulged in.' The first rule is not univirsdly obeyed, for one young patron is in a ligin tweed suit, but, as compen- sation, he wears a white dress tie and new brown gloves. When the first quadrille is started (Miss Turveydrop playing with pronounced emphasis the piano, a sleepy man the violin, and Mrs. Turveydrop the harp) it is soon obvious that the second rule also is a bye-law that is not strictly enforced. Because the lancers is a medley of comic songs, it is impossible for the young men who are humorously minded to refrain from singing, as Mr. Turveydrop, in the centre of the room, shouts: Ladies' chain 1' I'm a capting in the army, Oh, yes I am. yes I am Folks may think I'm somewhat barmy, Perhaps I am, perhaps I am. Although I'm somewhat passy, I'm a good Salvation lassie, And 11 There are cliques at the Shilling Saturdays as de- finitely ring-fenced as in more expensive society, and when a youth who helps his father in the shop slides up to a lady whose father goes to the City, and says, Disengaged, miss ?' the lady whose father goes to the City gazes distantly at the youth who helps his father in the shop, and says, I beg your pardon?'in a way that makes him retire sheepishly to bewail his lowly birth. For there are at least five coteries at Turveydrop's five separate and distinct coteries, and outside of all are one or two forlorn young men and wistful young women, who are not admitted to any of the five, and these will, perhaps, some evening, find in this fact a common bond and form a strictly exclusive set of their own. Meanwhile, Miss Turvey- drop dances with the disconsolate young men, and smiles determfhedly when they stamp upon her slippers, saying, with an apologetic air, I'm afraid I haven't quite got your step,' the while her father leads the wistful young ladies out for the round dances, and talks reminiscently of Willis's Rooms in the early sixties. There is a chrysalis stage for all accomplished butterflies; this is found in the dancing academy of the minor suburbs. At the dancing academy is received, in the month of October, by the two excellent young old ladies who are called on the handbills 'directresses,' raw material, made up of clumsy young men and shy, awkw rd young women. By December these are able to da* e without maim- ing their partners by March they are accomplished young sparks, able to hold their own in any society and to conduct themselves in the barn diance with grace and elegance. For this, the amiable direc- tresses charge one shilling for one lesson, or ten-and- six till perfect.' Single lessons are for those who feel confident, but not very confident^ and, having a dance near at hand, Come to the dancing academy for a brief regilding before they shine resplendently on their peers."
Doi mg: Mari, that beast of a dog of yours must go. She has just bitten a piece out of the calf of my leg." Maria: Oh, this is too horriMe." "Dobbs It is a^omfort JOJ have some syhipathy for once. Maria: i was not thinking of you at all; but the ▼eterinary surgeon yesterday ordered poor Florrie to b* restricted to a milk diet." veterinary surgeon yesterday ordered poor Florrie to be restricted to a milk diet."
GREATER BRITAIN. PREPARATIONS for the introduction of the electric light into Calcutta are going on apace. Mains are being laid, and the central station, where fifteen hundred horse-power will be employed in generating the current, is approaching completion. The dynamos will shortly be running, and the current available for the supply of private houses; so that electric fans driven by the current will soon replace the coughing, slumbering punkah coolie. The engine3 which are being set up will be entirely devoted to the production of the electric light and the driving of electric fans, a further installation being contemplated for the trams when these come to be driven by electricity. THE Colonial Marriages (Deceased Wife's Sister) Bill is only a little one of 35 lines. It seeks to make of legal effect in England those marriages with a deceased wife's sister which are already lawful in British colonies and dependencies. THE courtesies extended at Malta to the American troops proceeding to the Philippines have caused much gratification at the War Department at Wash- ington. THE Canadian Government have been informed that, if any fishing-boats belonging to the Dominion have been refused bait, it was without the knowledge and consent of the Newfoundland Government. IT is stated at Seattle that the inhabitants of Fort Wrangle, Alaska, are drawing up a petition urging that the town should be ceded to Canada, as they believe that it will then become a centre of travel for Canadians proceeding to Klondyke. THE Governments of Cape Colony, South Australia, and New Zealand have each signified their intention of placing on the next Estimates of their respective colonies the sum of EIOO as a contribution to the Sir George Grey memorial scheme. AUSTRALIA has increased the world's stock of gold for the year just ended in a quite remarkable degree. The total gold production of the world for 1898, we gather from the Australian Review of Reviews is £ 55,000.000 and of this amount Australia contri- butes P.13,000,000, being only exceeded by South Africa, with the help of the famous Rand mines. Thus a population of a little over 4,000,000 produces nearly one-fourth of the world's supply of gold. All the Australian colonies show an increase in their gold output except New South Wales. But Australia yields something else than gold. The harvest there, we learn from the same source, is now assured. This means cheap bread and plentiful work for the cities, it means full pockett and lightened overdrafts for the farmers. The good harvest, indeed, will pour new life blood into every interest. CYCi.iSTs7^as well as stamp collectors, will be in- terested in a stamp specially designed for the use of a service not generally recognised, this being the bicycle mail stamp of Western Australia, which is believed to* be the only one in existence, and which im employed in ?the postal service from the goldfields. The ground is pale green, with the lettering and design in pink. In the centre oval is the black swan of Australia, while immediately above, in a curved line, are the words Cycle Mail," and over it in two straight lines across the top of the stamp are the words Lake Lefroy Goldfield." Curving under the oval are the words Western Australia," while nt the bottom of the stamp is the word Postage," flunked on each side by 6d." THE success of the Australian export trade in meat, poultry, and other food products, has led to another development, and it will not be very long before Australian ducks are found plentiful in the British market. Already several consignments from Sydney have reached Liverpool the readiness with which they passed into consumption showing that they had fully met all market requirements an important fact, for in New South Wales the facilities for poultry and duck farming—industries yet in their infancy- are unsurpassed. What can be done in the way of duck farming in the colony has been illustrated at Botany, a Sydney suburb, where the annual output of ducks is from 10,000 to 12,000, but this is only a beginning. SUGAR cultivation has become one of the staple agricultural industries of New South Wales, although it practically dates only from 1863, in which year a couple of acres in the northern part of the colony were recorded has having produced 2801b. of sugar. 9 The localities were, however, found unsuitable for the cultivation of sugar cane on an extended scale, and for several years very little progress was made, except in the country nearer the Queensland border. Mills were there erected in the chief centres of cane cultivation, and cane-growing and sugar manufactur- ing are now the principal and best established in- dustries of the north-eastern portions of the colony. THE Adelaide Chronicle reports that the Iguana lizard of Australia, is not so inoffensive as was thought, for it kills lambs. It is supposed to attack them owing to the scarcity of opossums, its ordinary prey. Even small iguanas will bite lambs, and their bite seems fatal. AT Rookwood, Australia, is the largest cemetery in the world. It covers 2000 acres. Only a plot cf 200 acres has been used thus far. in which 100,000 persons of all nationalities have been buried. A SEVERE hurricane has been blowine, on the north- east'coast'of Queensland. Fears areentertained for the safety of the pearl-shelling fleet, in which 1000 persons are engaged. AT Rakaia, says a Wellington telegram, an excur- sion train dashed into another which was standing in the station, killing five persons and injuring 40 others. MR. RHODES, unlike most of his contemporaries I (says a writer in the Globe), has not a sense of humour. He despises, too, the arts of oratory. Hence he has not, at all events in public, the happy knack of saying a graceful thing in the right place. He has. however, unrivalled skill in crystallising a complicated situation in a single homely phrase, which expresses it exactly. For instance, in 1896, when his share in the raid became public "property, he announced his in- tention of going home to face the music." To Mr. Schreiner, in that memorable inter- view at Groot Schuur, he said that "Jame- son had upset his apple-cart," an apt. if somewhat vulgar, allusion to the future of his plans. To the Dutch leader he remarked, Well. Hofmeyer, all the crockery is broken." For grim irony his oft- quoted phrase, The British public prefers its phil- anthropy, like its patriotism, with five per cent," could hardly be beaten. Another phrase, equally happy, is that in which he described the attitude of England on Imperial matters as one of unctuous rectitude." His way of dealing with supporters is, at times extraordinary .A Dutch follower congratulated him, not so very long ago, on his political re-entry. "Well, you haven't done much for me," said, Mr. Rhodes to the crestfallen member see that you support me better for the future." Is Australia there are many politicians, but no statesmen, and, as social conditions are still in a state of fusion, political. repartee is of the personal order. A few years ago in the Victorian Legislative Assembly a member drew the attention of the House to the fact that the Premier was sitting down suck- ing imported jujubes." To this the offender replied by saying, There is only one answer I can gi,, and it is this, unlike the imported shoddy clother. worn by the honourable member for Queara, I bought the jujubes at a Colonial manufacturer's shop." Not very refined, but a fair sample of the personalities, which democratic assembles mistake for wit. And then the world wonders why the better classes fight shy of politicSJ In earlier days in an up-country gold-mining district the chair was taken by a big and brawny miner. While the cai.didate was speaking, he was constantly interrupted by noisy individuals among the audienoe, who hissed and hooted, and chaffed without regard either to time or place. The chairman sat still in his place, but it was quite evident that he was. simply boiling with indig- nation. At last. he got up, and procured some kind of hearing for the speech by saying that time would be allowed for questions when it was over. The moment the candidate sat down he sprang to his feet, and roared, Has innv gintleman a questhion to airsk ?" A "little man, who had been conspicuous in disturbing the peace of the meeting rose, and shuffled up the floor to the steps leading up to the platform., At the top he was, met by the athletic chairman, who, without the slightest warning, gave him a tremendous blow, which sent him sprawling to the ground. Now," he shouted, has inny other jintleman a questhion to airsk ?" But there was no response. MR. ASPINALL, a clever and audacious lawyer, once stood for election in Ballarat. His complexion was ruddier than nature allows, a fact which was too ap- parent to escape notice. At the end of his speech he invited questions, whereupon a digger called out, Aspinall, what makes your face so red ?" Blush- ing at your confounded impudence, sir," waa the ready retort, which, needless to say, took the meeting by storm. The improvidence of Sir Henry Parkes is weli known. He was always in debt and always borrowing. Call that a life-like portrait of Parkes!" exclaimed a victim as he stood in front of a portrait" of the "Grand Old Man of Aus- tralia." Why the fool of an artist has painted him with his hand in his breeches' pocket, when in reality it was always in somebody else's." A Victorian poli- tician, in addressing, a public poetinf,, A". a com- plaint had been made that all his charges against the Premier were vague and indefinite. Ladies and .gentlemen, there is at least one charge, which I have fyade in season and out of season, which I still make, and about which there can be no kind of doubt ? What is this ?" There was a silence, broken by a clear voice from the gallery calling out "six-and- eightpence," Collapse of the man of law.—Globt.
READINGS FOR THE YOUNG. KEEPING TIME. The daisies were closing their wonderful eyes, And the robin heard them say The night comes stealing across the skiee- We've had just enough of the day." The butterfly folded his delicate wing, And sat on a glorious rose The thrush in the shrubbery ceased to sing, And willingly sought repose. The daisies all opened their wonderful eyes, And the robin heard them say: "The night has vanished across 'he skies, We're ready to greet the day." I The butterfly waked on the glorious rose, And sped on his merry flight, And cried, with the thrush and the robin and crows: We've had just enough of the night." -Little Folks. FUN WITH MONKEYS. He was an old showman who had apparently made a special study of the manners and customs of the monkey tribe, for he held forth on this theme with much fluency and confidence (says a writer in Chums). Monkeys are mischievous creatures," said he, "there's no denying that, and it used to cost me something to make good the damage they did when I was in the show business. However, i had a pretty sharp man as manager, and I seldom got victimised. One day a lady came to him in a high state of indig- nation. The monkeys had grabbed her hat, which was trimmed with imitation fruit, through the bars, and by the time the keeper had rescued it, it was pretty badly damaged. She demanded thirty shillings for a new hat, which I reckon was about three times the value of the old one, but my manager was equal to the occasion. He handed her the money without a word, not a little to her surprise and pleasure. Then she asked for the hat. Oh but I have just paid you for it,' said my man politely. It's our property now, you know.' The lady looked blue. She couldn't go home bareheaded and in the end she handed back a sovereign of the money and departed with her damaged head-gear. Pretty smart that, eh ? One day, for a joke, we undid the wires on the cork of a bottle of a strongly effervescent mineral water and put the bottle in the cage. Of course, all the monkeys gathered round to investigate, and soon began to meddle with the cork, which only needed a slight pull to come out. Finally, one of them started pulling at it, the rest all clus- tering round him. Almost instantly the cork flew out with a bang, striking one of them on the nose, while the water, spurting out like a fountain, gave them all a good drenching. In a moment they had all clambered up on their perches at the top of the cage, chattering, and I have no doubt indulging in monkey bad language over their misadventure. But you could never catch them that way any more. We put bottles in several times to try and get an encore per- formance, but at the sight of them the monkeys would climb out of reach and look down at us in a way that said as plainly as words: We've been had that way before SCHOOLBOYS WITH A CAMERA. Give a boy a camera and look out for squalls. The rruth of this remark will be borne out by many a youngster who has been misguided enough to take his apparatus to school with him. There is a wide difference between photographing relatives at home and taking snapshots or friends at school. The former bear the process (and the result) with resigna- tion the flatter are apt to cut up rough when the pictures are submitted for their approval. A boy entered a provincial school after the summer holidays and placed a brand-new camera on the table. I'm going to photograph you all, and exhibit you in my show-case outside the school door," he declared. "Now, who'll be the first to sit?" Volunteers were fairlynumerous, and by the following week the amateur had printed and mounted a dozen photographs of different boys. These he placed in his show-case as promised, labelled them "Specimens of My Work," and stole upstairs to bed, well satisfied with his labour. When day dawned some wag espied the show- case and altered the legend above it to Specimens of My Zoo," thinking, no doubt, that such a descrip- tion would more accurately describe the contorted features of the libelled sitters. The photographs themselves, moreover, were sufficiently amateurish to bring down a terrible vengeance upon the head of the artist, and at the end of the morning he was found sitting disconsolately in the middle of his broken show-case, wondering, as he bathed his swollen nose, whether life was real!y worth living. Two chums went out nutting together last year, and one of them, much to his own surprise, succeeded in scrambling to the very end of a long branch overlooking a deep quarry. It was a feat which every boy in the school had previously fought shy of, and the lad was naturally much elated. Take a snap- shot of me, quick!" he cried to his chum, who carried a hand camera. The kids won t believe I've done it unless they see a photograph of it." So the photo- graph was speedily taken, and the two ran back to school, one to brag about his escapade, and the other to develop the proof of it. Sure enough, the boys were loth to credit the story, and some of them were so determined to disbelieve it that it is doubtful whether even the clearest of photographs would have convinced them. The hero smiled qutetly, however, and con- fidently awaited the arrival of his chum. The latter icame at last, with a face as long as a fiddle. 1, Jack," he cried in agonished tones, I've made a muddle of it. I forgot to change the number of the plate, and you're all mixed up with the squirrels I took before dinner The chums don't speak now, and as the other boys have irrevocably decided that the un- fortunate photographer isn t to be trusted, he not unnaturally wishes that he had never taken to the art. .,1" CHUMS OUT OF THR ORDINARY. Talking of the friendships which are sometimes formed between animals of widely different species, the head keeper of a menagerie in the Midlands made some statements of interest to all lovers of animal pets. I have sometimes thought (he said, according to a writer in Chums) that a good deal of the sup- posed enmity between certain animals is caused more by human beings setting one against the other than by their natural instinct. At an exhibition at which I was in attendance some time ago, a female monkey took under its protection a young kitten whose mother had disappeared; and such occurrences as cats and birds living together are quite frequent in my experience. I remember some years ago seeing a fox which lived with a ipack of harriers. Master Reynard not only lost all fear ?f dogs, but never seemed so happy as when gambolling with them. In another instance, I knew of a collie dog and a fox which struck up a friendship on their own account and used to hunt rabbits together. The dog's master, on discovering singular friendship, was at first tempted to capture the fox but eventu- illy he found that it paid him better to make friends with it, and, by feeding both the animals together, induce them to give uptbelr booty to him. The result was that he came in for, many a fine rabbit which he sent to markst. One of the keepers under me remembers a case in which a crocodile in an aquarium lived on excellent terms with a cat. On a sunny day they were frequently seen together taking a nap, the crocodile's nose forming a pillow for the cat. Before I obtained my present post, I was with B travelling circus and mensgerie. We had with us a fine Persian cat which wasallpwed to run at libertv amongst the other animals. U Was on pretty good terms with most of them, but its particular chum Was a little Shetland pony ^"lch used to perform in the circus. They were almost inseperable com- panions. Whenever pussy was missed we always knew where to look for her. As for the pony he quite returned the cat's affection. He was always pleased to have the cat In hIs manger or trotting along beside him. For reason the proprietor eventually had to sell the pony, and he was sharp enough to make the purcha^1" "uy the cat too, for be knew that she would not stop Jong with us after the pony had gonef! But one of funniest instances of which I have heard was the case of a young hare which was adopted by a cat and brought up with her kittens. All went well until the time came When the cat atteir.pted to teach the little hare to catch mice. The kittens rapidly enough, but the hare was, of course, a cornplete failure. The cat worried over it a good deal, but she stuck to her task energetically, and took the wretched little hare out again and again and boxed bis ears when he wouldn't learn. At last one day the J1* growing tired of having is ears constantly bunetted, ran off to a field, and when the cat found him he was engaged in browsing on the grass. Shelooked at him for a moment, and suddenly see to realise the tre- mendous mistake she had been making in bringing him up as a kitten. From that tlIne she would have nothing more to do with him- The very sight of the hare ssemed to irritate her, al Though he reminded her of the pains which she had Wasted on him!
WIBBLE I hear that young Jinx has broken his engagement with Miss Flyer. Wabble: "Yes; and W* odd the way it happened, tOO, You see\ he left a phonograph at the house, so she could whisper a 'good night' into it just before she turned out the gas, and send it to him through the post. Quite 'romantic, you see. Well, now, in the excitement of the affair, she forgot to shut the machine off, and he not only received her words, but a large and varied assortment of snores that bad accumulated while she was asleep."
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THE LATE STOKER LYNCH. It has been definitely decided to start a fund at Devonport on behalf of the widowed mother of the late Stoker Lynch, the hero of the Thrasher disaster. It will be opened on the lower deck of every ship in the port. but will not necessarily be confined to lower deck ratings. It is proposed that a portion of the sum raised shall be set aside for some permanent memorial, to be raised at Devonport, to the gallant fellow, and it is confidently believed that the move- ment will meet with very hearty and general support,. Many letters have been received at Devonport from west country ships on foreign stations, expressing the wish of the writers to subscribe to any fund that may be raised. I
THE KHALIFA'S TREASURE. Some Arabic manuscripts presented to the Nairn Museum by Corporal McDonald, who brought them from Omdurman, are stated on the authority of a distinguished Oriental scholar, to contain intel- ligence as to the Khalifa's treasure and plans. The manuscripts are to be sent to Colonel Wingate.
THE FATE OF ANDREE. A correspondent in the Russian Gazette gives the following account of the origin of the latest Andree hoax, which, having regard to the manners and customs of a certain class in Siberia, is the most likely explanation that has yet appeared A friend, a doctor in Siberia-the name is sufficiently indicated for indentification-writes him that the whole story is the outcome of an exchange of practical jokes between two gold-mine owners. One of them (M. M-n) last summer wrote from Krasnojarsk to his friend, saying that he had met Andree, who had descended in his balloon at the local club, and he was a very jolly fellow,' and they had several drinks together, &c. The friend was quite taken in, and repeated the details to all his acquaint- ance. When he found out that he had been rather badly hoaxed he determined to be revenged, and after waiting many months, until the original jest was forgotten, he sent M. M-n the intelligence about the finding of the dead bodies of Andree and his companions by Tunguses, which caused such a sensation all over the world. The news was inserted in the local paper, and thence telegraphed to Russia and abroad. From what I know of the class of men to which these two friends evidently belong, I should say their pre- dominant feeling at present is one of intense delight at having hoaxed every newspaper in the world, and probably every reader outside Russia itself, where these things are better understood. It is not unli kely that this success will lead to further attempts of a similar kind. The next time these gentlemen and their friends foregather over the vodka of Moscow and the wines of the Imperial domains, their fond- ness for this sort of jest may be expected to produce ,a more carefully concocted story for foreign con- sumption."
THE MATINEE HAT. M.A.P." tells a droll story of the matinee hat. Sitting in a London theatre recently, in a hat I' of startling dimensions, a lady heard a voice behind her: "Is there no good sense left? Are we to have our view of the stage blocked by people in hats like that?" The protest, which was made by a stout gentleman, became so vehement that the lady rose and walked out. A week or two later, at another theatre, she found herself sitting behind a stout per- sonage with a great head and two huge ears which stood out like fans. At once she perceived that it was her assailant of the previous occasion so, ad- dressing the audience at large, she exclaimed Isv there no good sense left ? Are we to have our view of the stage blocked by people with ears like these in front of me ?" After a few moments of this eloquence, the ears retreated.
HOMES FOR AGED MINERS. Durham miners are combining in the promotion of a scheme which will secure suitable cottagts for superannuated miners. It is proposed that the 60,000 members of the Miners' Association should each contribute Is., so that £ 3000 may be raised for the purpose. With this sum houses which are dis- used through the stoppage of collieries will be pur- chased and furnished for aged workmen. Several hundred cottages of this description will be bought, and it is proposed that a corresponding number of cases shall be chosen from the recommendations of the various lodges of the association. =
« THE RENEWAL OF LOVE." ¡ It is reported from San Francisco that a young lady named Elida Wilbur had so violent a quarrel with her lover 13 months ago that she fainted, and has lain in a comatose condition ever since. The doctors endeavoured to restore her to consciousness, but without success, and were much puzzled by the peculiar nature of the case. They managed, how- ever, to feed her sufficiently to keep her alive. The other morning she showed signs of awakening, and her lover was hastily sent for. Upon regaining her senses she saw him standing by the bedside—and she immediately began the quarrel where she had left it off over a year ago.
SIR CLARE FORD'S ESTATE. The will bears date January 25, 1898, with codicils of November 2, 1898, and January 5, 1899, of the Right Honourable Sir Francis Clare Ford, of 17, Park-street, Grosvenor-square, P. C.,G.C.B.,G.C.M.G., formerly Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of Rome, who died at the Hotel Imperial, Paris, on January 31 last, aged 70 years, son of Mr. Richard Ford, of Heavitree, Devon. The executors are the testator's sons, Cap- tain Richard Ford and Mr. John Gorman Ford, and Mr. Richard Woollcombe, of 36, Theobald's-road, solicitor, by whom the late Sir Clare Ford's per- sonal estate has been valued at £ 29,657. The gross value of the whole of his estate has been esti- mated at £ 35,059. The testator bequeathed to his son Richard £ 5430 18s. 4d., being the proceeds of his property at Heavitree, and he bequeathed to his son John Gorman all his London and South-Western Railway Consolidated Stock, and to Mr. Woollcombe £ 100. He left the use and enjoyment of his resi- dence, 17, Park-street, with its effects, subject to a few specific bequests of pictures, to Mrs. Mary Ford, the widow of his father during her life, and. subject to her life interest, he left the property in Park- street, together with the residue of his estate, in trust for his said two sons in equal shares. The testator made no provision in his will for his daughter, Hen- rietta Augusta Mary Elliot, as he stated she is otherwise amply provided for under her marriage set- tlement.
DRAUGHT DOGS. The municipal authorities of Antwerp have lately issued rigorous regulations for the protection of draught dogs. The drawing of carts by dogs need not be cruel, as anyone may see who studies it in Vienna; but in Vienna no dog is seen drawing a man or woman, a spectacle commonly to be witnessed in Belgium.
REMEMBER," said the amiable friend, you may say something you'll be sorry for." I ve already said it," replied the big-fisted man who was getting red in the face. I just mentioned the name of Bill Jones,, didn't I?" 'Yes." "Well, I m sorry for Bill. And if you'll come along and see what's going to happen to him you will understand why. Hz: "I am very unfortunate; it seems I can please nobody." She: Come, cheer up; I have no one to admire me, either." He: Tell you what-r- let's found a society for mutual admiration. I, for instance, admire your beautiful eyes and what do admire in me ?" She Your cood taste." A urREATKB AMERICAN" exhibition is to be held at Omaha from July to November. The ambitious title comes from the new Empire of the States, copeciaillthe Philippines, but an American scientific journal has the good sense to remark that the exhibi- ttM sesms a little too previous."
FUN AND FANCY. I A MAN living out West states that he first met his I wife in a storm, took her to their first ball in a storm, popped the question in a storm, and has lived in a storm ever since6 nB balance of Nature has surely been somehow disturbed. It takes 800 expensive roses to make teaspoonful of pwfume, while a pennyworth of cooked onions will scent a whole neighbourhood. BRIDGET (applying for a situation): Oh, vis. mum. Oi lived iu my last place tree weeks, mum.' Mrs. Van Nobbs: "And why did you leave?'' Bridget: "Oi couldn't get along with her. she was so owd and cranky." Mrs. Van Nobbs But I may be old and cranky, too." Bridget: Cranky ye may be, mum, for faces are sometimes deceiving; but owd, never!" And Bridget got the place. BLUFFKINS wrote a very bad hand generally, but in writing hurriedly, making an appointment with a friend, he excelled even himself. He had left the letter lying for half an hour, and on going to address the envelope he happened to glance at his epistle. Scarcely a word could he decipher, but calmly enclosing it, he said to himself After all, what does it matter ? It's Hawkins has to read it, not I." A YOUNG man who has a good deal of spare time on his hands wishes to learn something that will keep hi;n occupied. We can think of two things strnight away-getting married, and tripping over a bel hi re. MILLIE: "I don't mind marrying you, Cbre Ice, but I hate the idea of giving up my P-2 a week situa- tion at the shop." Clarence: Then don't give it up, dearest, I'll give up mine. I'm getting only 30s." WirE (returning home): "How is this, John- what made you put the children to bed so soon ?" "Because they disturbed me in my writing, dear." "And did they allow you to undress them quietly?" No: that one in the corner screamed dreadfully." That one in the corner ?" (Goes and peeps.) Why, bless me, what have you done, John ?—that's Freddy Squall from next door!" A MAN who recently invested in some sausages says that when he got them home he cut them apart, and left them. In the morning he visited them. Three of them were twined up together and were sleeping sweetly. Two had crawled to the milk bowl and were lapping the milk, and one, a black and white one, was on the garden wall trying to catch a sparrow. He drowned the lot. "Do I love George?" mused Clara, softly. or is it simply a sister's affection that I feel for- Just then Bobby burst noisily into the room and in- terrupted her sweet meditations. Get out of here, you little brat she shouted, and seizing him by the arm, she shot him through the door. Ah, no," she sighed, as she resumed her interrupted train of thought: my love for George is not a sister s love. It is something sweeter, purer, higher, and holier." MRS. WATTS: "Mary Ann, these banisters seem always dusty. I was at Mrs. Johnson's to-day, and her stair-rails are clean and smooth as glass." Mary Ann Yis, mum. She has three small boys." k AFTER it is all over, how much we love the dentist who tells us that was the worst tooth he ever pulled. BESSIE: I've seen twenty summers." Clara: "And twenty winters, too." Bessie: "Mercy! no. I'm not so old as that." SPOTTS: "Doctor, do you believe that the use of tobacco tends to shorten a man's days ?" Doctor I know it does. I tried to stop it once, and the days were about eighty hours long." Two next-door neighbours quarrelled, and one of them exclaimed excitedly Call yourself a man of sense! Why, you are next door to an idiot." PAPA," exclaimed Johnny, struggling with a very copious brand of influenza, if the nose is an organ, why don't it have stops ?" A SUNDAY-SCHOOL teacher, reading the words, The fowls of the air," to her class, proceeded to ask them, What are the fowls of the air ?" After a pause, one little girl solved the problem by replying, Please, miss, it's the bad smells!" Ma. A.: I've got a fad, too, don't you bow. I collect old and rare violins. Come round -ind see them." Musician: Do you play ?" Mr. A.: Bless you, not a note." Musician (enthusiastically): I will come." GEORGE 1" exclaimed Mrs. Fangle. Don't bother me," replied Fangle; "I'm reading an absorbing article." What is it about ?" Sponges." MARRIAGE never seems so much a failure to a man as when something goes wrong at home that he can't possibly blame on to his wife. AND so my darling got the prize at the baby show. I knew he would. It couldn't have been otherwise," said Mrs. Youngma to one of the old bachelor judges. Yes, madam we all agreed that your baby was the least objectionable of the lot," renliftd tnp n1'l1tflL --r- PARKER: Who was that ruffianly-looking fellow I saw with you to-day, Hicks ?" Hicks: Be care- ful, Parker I That man was my twin brother." By Jove Forgive me, old man; I ought to have known." How do you manage to find your way across the ocean ?" said a lady to the sea captain. Why, by the compass. The needle always points to the north." "Yes, I know. But what if you wish to go lOuth ?" A FUSSY Parish Council lately intimated That all dirt, refuse, &c., must be immediately removed, other- wise the Council will take it into their own hands." PHOTOGRAPHER: Now, sir, if you'll look a little less as though you had a bill to meet, and a little more as though you'd just been left a legacy, you'll be a picture." LADY: Little boy, isn't that your mother calling you ?" Little Boy Yes'm." Why don't you answer her, then ?" Pop's away." CUSTOMER "Do you suppose you can take a good picture of me ?" Photographer: I shall have to answer you in the negative, sir." LJTTLE JACK and Daisy are finishing a plate of peaches. There are only two left-one of them fine and luscious, the other small and unripe. Daisy: Is oo gweedy? Jack: "No, I'se not gweedy." Daisy: Then oo choose." A.: Spouter is a pretty able debater, isn't he ?" B.; "I thonld say so Why, he can call an oppo- nent a liar and a scoundrel in fifteen different ways without violating the rules of order." POLICEMAN Come along, now, quietly, or it will be the worse for you." O'Toole: Oill not. The magistrate told me last time niver to be brought before him again, an' begorra, I'm going to obey his instructions." n FOND PARENT: She's got a lot of musie in her. Sarcastic Neighbour: Yes. What a pity it's allowed to escape." n MRS. SALMON'S got a dog that likes me," said little Emily, coming home from a visit to her aunt. How do you know he likes you ? her mother asked. 'Cause he tasted me, and then wagged his tail," answered the little girl. DID you read my article this morning ?"Mked the promising young journalist of the old stager. 11 Yes. my boy, I read it through twice." "That's a great compliment." I read it twice to try and understand what it was about." MAUDE How is your friend, Miss Flaunter, now?" Ethel: She is no friend of mine. I'm not on speaking terms with her now. We only kiss when we meet." OLD BULLION It galls me to think that my money goes into your spendthrift hands when I die." Yonn Bullion: "Never mind, governor, it won't stay there long." ADA (pensively): I hope youll invite me to the wedding when yon get married." Jack (boldly): I I,, invite you before I ask anyone else, and if you don't accept there won't be any wedding." TIII: waiter seemed dreadfully offended when you gave him that: tip. uncle. "He couldn't be so very much offended. Eliza, t only gave him a penny!" WOT'LL I do with t tie burglar-alarm, Bill—take it along ?" asks burglar number one. Second WOTILL I do with t tie burglar-alarm, Bill—take it along ?" asks burglar number one. Second Burglar: "Yes, slip it into the bag; we can get sometime for it." MY son," said his father, solemnly. when you see a boy loafing ahont the street-corners at all hours, My son," said his father, solemnly. when you see a boy loafing ahont the street-corners at all hours, I what place in life rlo you s-ippose he is fitting himself for ?" To be a policeman," replied the youngpbilo- sopher. promptly. "I SAY said flewitt to Blewitt, yoa don to grow' about your w.fV so much as you us No," or.of h Blewitt ever since I read the King of Sistr had 600 I hare been quit* content with my lot."
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