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.S.4Tl7??.4r. OCTOBER 10
NICK VON DAM.
.Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue are
parallel the houses on one side abutting
with their back-yards upon the houses of the
other; for even palatial mansions, with
brownstone fronts, have their back-yard3,
where clothes are hung to dry, and where
aristocratic children are permitted to play.
Some twenty or more years ago the scene
of thi true story opens, in the back-yards
of two elegaut homes thus situated. One
morning, a fine, manly boy of twelve was on
one side ; and a beautiful little curly-haired
darling, say five years old, on the other
side of a high, close, board fence. The
fence had a knot-hole in it. The boy was
tying a tin can to the tail of a struggling
Maltese cat that had clambered over the
dividing fence, and the girl, with flushed
face and snapping, angry eyes, was looking
throuch the knot hole. It was her cat
As soon as our
little lady had fairly the hilU to romantic glens ; holding the sun
ion, she rilled through shade whlIe she sketched ; sometimes with
taken in the situation, she called through
the fence, with her pouting lips to the hole :
I say, you boy, have you seen my kitty ?"
" No," he replied.
" Vou are a nasty, bad boy, and tell
stories ; you have got my kitty: and if you
don't give her back to me, I'll build a fire
and burn your play-house down.
This was not an idle threat, for our
youngster on the Fifth Avenue side had a
a play-house, supplied with toys and curios
and play-things, provided by his rich father
and induhrent mother as an inducement for
their only and petted child not to mingle
with the vulgar playmates of the streets.
" I say, who are you ?" asked the boy.
" Never you mind give me my kitty"
" I will if you will kiss me."
" Kiss you through the fence? " and she
laughed a silveiy, rippling laugh.
" Yes, through the knot-hole."
" Well, give me my kitty first."
" No, give me the kiss first."
" Will you give me my kitty then ? "
" Yes, truly."
" Well, put your mouth to the hole."
And to the hole he placed his face, and
received the smack of a sounding kiss.
" There, now give me the kitty."
He did so. The little thing, scrambling"
over the fence, was soon safe in the arms of
its little mistress. She kissed it again and
again, while the boy looked on.
I say, it's nasty to kiss a cat."
" A cat is not so nasty as a great, nasty
" Yes, it is ; and I played a joke on you,
for you kissed me on my nose."
" Only I didn't ; for I didn't kiss you at
all. I spit on my fingers and rubbed them
on your nose, and then smacked my lips
didn't I, kitty ? " Again she laughed a loud
and merry laugh.
The boy turned away with an angry
flush threatening to get even."
The children, whose silly episode we de
scribed in our last chapter, grew up as
children usually do. Miss Lillian was sent
to school, jassing her bread-and-butter days
at Vassa'r, growing up to become a saucy
beauty of spoiled nineteen. Our hero ot
the cat had graduated and studied his pro
fession and travelled in Europe, and was
sowing his father's money as young gen
tlemen who have no knowledge of the
trouble of money-getting are apt to do.
From time to time she from school and he
from college, she from her, and he from his,
European tour had visited their respective
homes in their respective avenues ; but had
never met. Nor did the now widowed
mother of the fair Lillian know even the
names of the family of Von Damenbergs,
whose only son Nicholas had had his nose
$pit upon through the knot-hole of the divi
sion fence. Years went flying by. To
young people years fly. but are long; to old
people years drag, but are short. These
young folk were killing time. Lillian was
drifting about the world with her gentle,
quiet mother, who found it an easier life to
be dragged about by her imperious daugh-
ter than to remain at home with her. Nick
was abroad, on his own hook ; sometimes
yachting among the fiords of Norway, and
sometimes shooting on the plains of upper
At last both parties met at the Califor-
nia ueysers. Nicholas von Uamenberg,
with two companions in shooting-jackets,
had arrived from a "scoot around Clear
Lake." They had arrived, guns in hand, in
advance of their luggage, and as yet had not
registered. Airs. Jslargaret fiercer and her
daughter, Mrs. Lillian Mercer, were estab
The Geysers are famous for aids to com1
plexion. If the Mercers had visited for any
such purpose as improving theirs, it must
have been for the brown and quiet mother
and not for the blooming maid. As for Nick
and his comrades, they were black-and-tan-ned
and burned and browned beyond the im
mediate relief of any of nature's cosmetics.
The hero and heroine of this our little
love story met upon the piazza she, sweep-
insr alonjr in the peculiarly queenly and re- I
gal majesty of a nineteen-year-old "girl, with
good clothes, a beautiful figure, pretty face, I
plenty of money, and consciousness of good
birth, good education, good manners, and
an assureu position in ine nest society ;
in ick, wim ins snooung-jacKei, oare neaa,
anu urown lace, was preparing io ciean nis
gun, and, being heart whole, fancy free, and
quite independent in his mode of life and
manner of thought, was just the least degree
careless about his deportment. He saw our
beauty sweeping down upon him, and, by a
sort of inspiration, divined that she was the
same little girl, grown up, who had kissed,
or had not kissed, his nose through the
fence, when he had endeavored to bell her
cat with a tin can at its tail.
As she came down upon him, she stopped.
" Are you one of the servants? w
" I am your servant, miss, if you please.
What can I do for you ?"
" I mean, do you belong to the house ? "
"Yes, I am the out-door man sort of
guide ; I take parties fishing and picnicking
to the woods ; I drive the phaeton for ladies
l . . . i t I
who are too timid to drive themselves, and I
sometimes go out with ladies on horseback."
What is your name, please ? "
" Nick von Dam, at your service, miss. Is
there anything I can do for you ? "
Yes ; I want a man to do just the things
you mention to escort my mother and my
self, while we stay here, to all the " places
about. But 1 want you altoirether that is.
we want your exclusive service, if you can I
arrange it." . I
Oh rprt.linlv T rin fi r ,t iiriil, Af - 17- I
ter, the proprietor, and then I will devote
myself to you alone 'exclusively."
Miss Lillian blushed slightly, and said:
My mother will compensate you, if you
w.., , . A i . ,, 1.14 iJ&i. x Uo I
And ne answered : " l assure you, miss,
I will te to you very faithfuL"
Again she blushed, and said that she
would see her mother. . ;
To put up the conspiracy upon this girl
a.. w ar I
and her mother, and somehow, to tret even I
her for spitting on his nose, had be-
a full-grown scheme. It was easily
arranged with proprietor Foster and with his
comrades when he assured " them it was
only for a lark, and that these people were
Thus was the acquaintance renewed, and
Nicholas von Damenberg, Esquire, became
the hired-servant, guide, and valet tie place
of Mrs. Mercer and her daughter Lillian.
So Joner as the parties remained at the
Gevsers. Nick von Dam, as he was de
signated, was subject to all sorts of joke:
in turn for the practical one he was playing
upon the Mercer ladies, mere ct nlle
tC Will you allow your servant to order up
mv horse, Miss Mercer? " said one of the
young: trentlemen to her on one occasion;
Oh, certainly ! " she replied ; "Nicholas,
will you be kind enough to order up the
gentleman s horse ? "
.The gentleman's horse came up, but with
a burr so del Uy arranged under the saddle
that, upon mounting, the " gentleman " was
tossed o'er the horse's head.
During the week "Nicholas,". who had
made terms for indefinite employment at
" sixty dollars a , month and found," made
himself useful in numberless ways escort
ing the ladies while riding, dancing, and
picknicking ; doing camp duty ; cutting bait
and baiting the hook for Miss Lillian to
fish ; carrying her easel and camp-stool over
the mother, on lonely hill-sides, and some
times alone with the daughter, in sight of
the house or camp.
Whenever he and Lillian were alone to
gether, he addressed his fair companion with
the studied courtesy of the well-bred gentle
man. His language was then of the
choicest, his remarks finished ; he talked of
books, and art, and music. Once he sur
prised her by taking the brush from her
hand, to explain,' by his practiced touch, a
suggestion of perspective. Whenever they
were in the presence of the mother, or of
any third person, he dropped strangely into
bad grammar, spoke in German patois, look
ed the clown, and acted the awkward man-of-all-work
that he affected to be. When
alone, she called him familiarly "Nicholas,"
and on one or two occasions, "Nick." In the
presence of strangers " Nicholas " became
"Mr. von Dam." To Lillian he explained
that he had been servant to a gentleman in
the University of Heidelberg ; and there, in
association with student life, he had the op
portunity of instructions in art, and especial
ly in music. That at the beer-halls he was
permitted, with pipes and lager, to indulge
in song and chorus with students.
Leaving the valley of the Geysers, the
Mercer party made the grand round of Cali
fornia sights with the ever faithful and in
telligent valet tie place, the always respect
ful and most handy Nick von Dam. They
visited the Yosemite that grand chasm reft
in the Sierra, with its matchless rocks and
its splendid waterfalls ; the beautiful Lake
Tahoe up among the primeval forests of
pine, a splendid sheet of crystal water, mir
roring blue skies, and circled by grand old
forests, that shadow the pebbled margin of
fabulous depths. Together they had idled
upon our ocean shores the pebbled beach
at Pescadero, and the pine-shaded pools of
Monterey. Together they have travelled
through California's semi-tropical south
amid its vineyards and its orchards of
orange, lemon, and olive. For her he had
plucked the red clusters of pomegranate ;
and once, when her hands had been occu
pied, he had modestly placed the flowers in
her golden hair above her glowing face,
rosy with the flush that had permitted such
liberty from the hand of a menial; and
which, for a day, entailed upon our friend
Nick the severest dignity to make him feel
that he was a servant, earning sixty dollars
a month and expenses paid.
In June, the party had gone down from
San Luis Obispo to sketch the " Moro "
a solitary rock upon the shore, standing out
where the waves wash its base. The horses
had been detached from the carriage, Mrs.
Mercer disposed of in a swinging hammock
within a shady willow group, easel and
camp-stool nicely arranged, and Miss Lillian
hard at work with brush and color. Nick,
his labors over, had thrown himself careless
ly at the artist's feet. Nick was beginning
to admit himself in love with the beautiful
girl. His original threat of " getting even
for her kissing his nose with her wet fingers
had resolved into a determination to marry
hpr. At thf m timp ho dinner fn tho
romantic idea of making the proud beautv
fall in love with the poor Nick von Dam,
and he resolved to conquer her in present
He had thrown himself upon the grass at
her feet. " Don t vou think, miss " for he
he had never yet dared to call her Miss
Lillian " don't you think, if you turned
your back upon the lone red rock of the
Moro,' with its waste of dark waters lying
beyond, you could hnd a more interesting
picture T Look inland toward the Coast
Kange and across this broad mesa, to the
terraces and plateaus, the valley and hill
sides. . 1 wonder how these terrace . forma
tions so noticable on this coast occurred.
Glacial action, doubtless, away back in the
gloomy and mysterious past, when the great
ice-sheet that clothed our continent, and
the great ice-belt that locked our ocean
shores in its embrace, moved downward to
the sea and southward, impelled by irresista
ble forces, sculpturing the rocky coast bar
rier, and planing off the irregular hills to
Lillian had suspended her work, and look
ed down upon the splendid, manly form that
lay at her leet. He was looking out upon
the wide sea dreaming, but dreaming an
intellectual dream; looking back, back to
when the continent was more than primeval
when it was chaos before it was clothed
io the grand old forests, glimpses of which
he caught upon the Coast Kange ; . before
grassy lawns came down to be kissed by
the warm sea waves.
"I wonder how this . lone rock escaped
the embrace of the glacial monster I beg
your pardon, miss ; Is there any service 1
a. r . w .
can renaer your i tninK your mother is
Accident, I suppose,", she answered.
" 1 sometimes wonder, Miss Mercer, . if
there is any sueh thin? as accident in the
world. I wonder if everything is not ordain-
ed from the beginning. .There can be no
accident allowed in the material universe,
Everything must move . in , accordance
r.L i l if r -i I
with some plan. If one of the. heavenly
bodies should, by accident, sup out of its
place, it would play havoc with the balance
oi tne creation, i uo not oeueve in acci
dents- It is said marriages, even, are made
in heaven "
" And," interrupted Lillian; " if such
slight and unimportant events are prear
ranged by a divine method, you think all
more serious ones should be likewise pro-
u I AlA nnl amir cn
I 'did not think so. 1
regard marriage as man's most serious act.
When we marry,, oar . destiny is cast,' our
fate Is fixed for , ever for , fife for . eter-
nity." ... .'..: ; .:,:. ? . -
m uu wv IJ WW.
turned her great, luminous eyes
upon the now erect rorm, and said, with a
laugh a hollow, mocking, taunting , laugh :
" You dream of some fraulein, at work in n
vineyard on the Rhine." ! ' "
. I dream. Miss Mercer, of, a proud and
beautiful eirl I love : lifted, well-born and
proud, rich, and arrogant because - she is
well-born. She wa my neighbor when we
were children r and if we were not friends,
companions, and child-lovers,' it was because
we were separated by a cruel barrier. She
would love me if she dared. She knows I
am her equal iu everything but name. She
knows that, in; ray love for her, I would
fling myself into the sea from the apex of
yonder rock. She knows I am poor, but she
is not mercenary, and would not care for
that. It' is this devilish pride of family ;
and yet her family was, some generations
ago, no better than mine. A great business
glacier may have wounded my ancestors,
and the family bears the scars and seams ;
while s?he, like
the 4 Moro, escaped, ana
so proudly ; and so she
Yes, ah yes I believe in
now stands up
would scorn me
" And have you told her your love ? "
" I never dared."
. Then you are a coward, and perhaps
well, as .this does not concern me, I
think we had better call mamma and return.
Will you be kind enough to attach the
horses, Mr von Dam ?" - .
"Will you excuse me, Miss Mercer, I
was presumptuous to tell you my story.. I
will drive the carriage here, and take in
yourself and easel, as soon as I have my
While he was gone, our Lillian soliloquiz
ed all alone with the sea and its sobbing
waves, as they broke against the rock of the
Moro,' and then came rippling to her feet :
" Oh! what a fool am I! what an arrant,
blundering fool ! And so he loves another ;
and I oh ! I could whip myself!. 1 I
thought he loved me, and I thought him
presumptuous, and was fighting him in my
heart ! Had it been me, and had he proposed
to mey how I would have wounded him, and
how proudly I would have rebuked him
the servant. And now I see his presump
tion. Why does he tell me his stupid love
tale ? Some fair fraulein of a German
baroness in a ruined castle, 1 suppose ; some
family with a name. some proud, unpro
nounceable name. And yet he -has not been
rejected by this German woman that's not
in the way, at least."
Now this girl knew that away down in
she loved this man-servant of her
She knew that in every intellect-
ual nualitv hp was hpr snnprinr. Hp was in
her more handsome than any other man.
The acquaintance of camp, travel, and daily
... . . . . J
intercourse like theirs had been.
more of real character than years of conven
tional life. She knew this man was brave,
and good, and pure. She knew that he was
the equal of any man. And yet, when she
thought he loved her, and was planning
how to capture her, she had determined to
mortify and humiliate him, reject him,
teach him a lesson. How dare he ? Now it
turns out that he loved another. She felt
the humiliation, and determined that she
was angry because he had told her. Now,
he could only be a servant to her; and she
began to pity him. When he drove up with
the carriage, and so strong and firm lifted
her mother and . herself into the carriage,
arranged their wraps so gently, and looked
so saa, poor ienow, she pitied him the
more, and found in her heart a soft place for
poor Nick von Dam.
They rode back to the hotel at San Luis
Obispo in silence. But when mother and
daughter had entered their rooms and closed
the door, Lillian's anger burst forih. Like
all persons who are angry with themselves,
she found it necessary to pour forth her tide
ol passion upon some one else. This time
it was her good, patient, simple-minded,
uuwiwciiuui luuuici wiiu taui:ui tut? uuni"
cane of her wrath. In the whirlwind of her
incoherent words, her poor, innocent mother
caught the idea that, somehow, Nicholas had
offended her proud daughter bv nronosini?
love to her, and the good lady was iustlv
Oh, mother, mother, vou poor, dear.
simple foolish mother ! you are just too in
nocent to live. He did not propose to me
he will not I wish he would he is in
love with another. I am a born fool, and it
is all your lault, mother. 1 am in love
with him, and you must send him packing
L C r ... 1 . r f
oeiore i make an luiot oi myseii."
" LiUlian, my daughter, are vou crazy ? In
love with a servant ? "
Yes, mother, crazy crazy as a lunatic.
So, as you have no convenient asylum for
me, send this servant of yours about his
business. I do not want to meet him again.
For a hundred worlds I would not have him
know. Send him away, to-day, mother
dear;" and the prond girl kissed her
mother, and withdrew to her own room
for teas 8,1 by herself-
The nicest possible thing in the world for
a ff1" ,n love is to have a nice cry. Lillian
t.t f .a."
experienced the benefit, and, after an hour
r two, came out of her room looking like a
As she joined her mother, that patient
lady said : ' I have tried to send him away,
Lillian dear ; but he says he is entitled to a
month's wages, or notice ; and so I told him
he might remain till we went to San Fran
cisco, and then I would pay him off". I don't
see how we can get along without him, dar
ling. . " Nor I," said Lillian. t Well, dear
mother, we shall leave in a day or two ;
and I will suppress myself and endure him
for that time."
Just how it was brought about is not
necessary to this narrative, but the same
evening Nick was driving Miss Lillian
through the old olive grove, in' an open
phaeton. Nick had reached the darkest
part of the grove, when he sprang from the
carriage, tied the horse, and turned fiercely
upon the now pale and trembling Lillian :
And so, Miss Mercer, you endeavored to
have your mother discharge me. Have I not
been a good servant? Have I not been
faithful? Have I not been respectful ? And
now because I told you my love you drive
me awav. uo you know that i am saviuo-
every dollar, that I may yet win this lady ?
tnat i dream oi a cottage home, and vines
and fruits, m this charming land, and that
you, and you alone, are the one to destroy
this dream T "
' And why did you tell me of your love ?
What is your dream ol love tome?" an
swered the now defiant girl. " What riht
had you to make me the confidant of your
story ? '
Because 1 love you I And you chareed
me with being a coward, in not daring to tell
the proud beauty of my love. Yes, I love
you, Lillian Mercer; and in everything ex
cept wealth and birth , 1 am your equal. In
love, I am your slave. I tell you this, here
J l i a. n I
and alone, where you can not fly me can
not turn in scorn upon me. I tell my love
here, where you are compelled to hear it
and now I release you. I drive you home
to-morrow I leave you. I shall never see
you again. And and oh, Lillian, may I
say to you that I think 1 am worthy of you ?
T si . f
i could be worthy ol , you. i would make
you proud of me, even among your own
proud acquaintances. You need not marry
me now, Out m after years when I have
accomplished something. You shall advise
and, help rae. Love me,, and then I shall
Slowly, Nick withdrew. Slowly, he
untied his horse. Humbly, and silently, he
took up his reins and resumed his seat. Si
lently, they turned homeward. J he horse
went at a walk. In the narrowest part of
the lane, in the darkest part of the grove "-
just as a cloud - came over the moon the
sweet and gracious Lillian reached her arm
around the neck, of Nick von Dam, and
kissed him fairly and squarely on the lips.
The horse stopped horses always do; it is
Was 1 it you that kissed me, Miss
"Yes, Mr. von Dam," meekly answered
" And arc you sure, Lillian, that you did
j not just spit on your finger, touch my nose,
i and give a smack?"
Lillian turned her great round eyes full
i upon Mr. Von Dam; the great moon turned
, 'on its full light moons always do.
" Are you sure," said Nick, " quite sure ?
I I was fooled in that way once by a girl "
"And you ' ? "
" Yes, thank you. Miss Mercer; 1 am
' Nicholas von Damenberg, your neighbor on
: jthe other side of the fence, upon whose nose
j ;you put your wet finger kissing for a cat. i
i j told you then I would get even; and now let
) This happened years ago. They have
babies now. Rochester.
San Francisco, September, 1880.
Subjugation of Marquesas Islanders
i the French.
I The Island of Hiva-IIoa, the largest in terri
htory and most fertile of the Marquesas group,
;ha never been subjugated until the present day.
'The island has a population of BOine seven to
ieibt thoutfund Kanakas, and the group has been
J'ur foiue time nominally under the French pro
tectorate governing the Society Inlands and other
'"groups in" the South Pacific. The presence of a
I Lieutenant and lour Sergeants stationed at Nou-
kahivu gave one of the Marquesas group a
'seinblame of protection to lile and property.
The Maud of lliva-IIoa was, however, not pro
! vided with any such military force, the only
; white nerson upon the island being a French
Catholic priest, who, braving the dangers of a
iwild and mountainous country, had settled
i among theso canibals to master their language
iand convert the idolaters to the Christian faith.
jThe inhabitants of the island were man eaters,
iand from time immemorial the rival tribes
'located thereon have waged a constant and
' ferocious warfare, in which the conquerors ate
their prisoners. In the celebration of one of
'? their heathen holidays, early in the year 1879
(and in thisithey aped unconsciously civiiized
Tin t innfl Hip
natives became cionousiy mtoxi-
i CateJ with a fiery liouid known as ava, which is
manufactured by them as well as other South Sea
iHlnnders from the iuice of the orange and the
j heart of the cocoauut tree, which, when mixed,
)ia alld fcrent- r Madre rteJ""810.bf!!'
. , n n f liKftrvrtu trio nnticpa fniiirnt amnncr t ripni-
j j fi. -Irv-iniia rfa
;j killed and ate two Swedish sailors, who had des
'.;Berted from a vessel that had been on a cruise in
I those seas. The French Government at Papeete,
i Tahiti, was apprised of this event by some small
trader that had landed at the island. One of the
transports stationed at Papeete was dispatched to
i the island with orders to summon the chieftains
and command them to deliver up the culprits.
! Arrived at the island, no sooner had the anchor
' been dropped than some 1000 Kanakas, armed
with rifles, Hint-locks and other firearms which
they had obtained in barter from traders and
passing whalers, assembled upon the beach and
? tired upon tho vessel. The commander of the
. transport had not with him a sufficient force of
men to risk and maintain an attack.mnd returned
J wrote to the proper authorities at Paris inform
to laliiti and made his report. Ihe uovernor
; ing tiieut oi ins action, anu as King tnat tue
,' Admiral commanding tho naval division in tbe
Pacific be ordered lo repair the scene of rebellion.
Admiral I)u Petit Toirrc, commanding the frigate
Victoiieune, accompanied by a convoy of three'
j smaller men-of-war vecela, which had on board a
detachment ol 100 infantry from New Cale-
f 1 1 1 1 " . .V I .
donia, a trench penal colony, arrived at tbe
island in July last. Upon arrival he issued an
( order that all Kanaka chieftains assemble with
their respective tribesmen and deliver up all arms
'. that might be in their possession. This was
; dune. Ah a quasi punishment for their ofiense
, t. a :
U All I lip Urwil IIUIIDl V tKj siuuilim DUU-
I tenced the rebellious natives to work in building
public roads under the direction of whites,
i These commands having been executed, three or
1 iu firing upon
four small fortresses, or rather stockades, were
built, each one ol them being furnished with a
garrison of ten soldiers ; and furthermore a
steam gunboat was ordered to remain anchored
in port. Since then everything 1ms assumed a
different aspect. Tho natives are ut work and
peace reigns. And thus, without the loss of a
drop of blood, without a single shot being fired
by the French, peace has been secured and roads
5 re being built for the convenience of the island
ers, that they may be able to bring to the sea
shore from the mountainous recesses the various
products of the land which form the staple of
commerce between the islands of the South
Pacific Ocean. S. F. Chronicle.
'V.J.-it-.!.l-.;-.l-'l' a- t aHB J
RETURN OF THE SCHWATKA POLAR EXPEDITION.
New-Bedford,- (Mass.), September 23. The
members of the expedition headed by Lieutenant
Fred. Schwatka, which sailed from New York
June 1, 1878, for Baffin's bay and King William's
Land for the purpose of seeking further data up
on the fate of Sir John Franklin, have arrived.
Though the special object of the search the re
covery ol the records of the Franklin expedition,
which, according to the Equimaux's testimony,
were known to exist at specified points has not
been attained, the explorers have nevertheless ob
tained many relics of Franklin's party, including
the remains of Lieutenant Irving. They have.
moreover, curried out to the letter the instruc
tions of the promoter of the expedition to make
it a geographical success. The longest sledge
ride on record, both in regard to time and space,
has been achieved in the face of phenomenally
cold weather and deprivation of customary food.
Important rivers and coasts have been discovered
and 6erions errors on ' former charts have been
corrected. The adventures of the Schwatka expedi
tion add pages of interest to the romance of relic
explorations and furnish all tbe world is ever
likely to know of the fate of Sir John Franklin
The conduct of Captain Berry of the Eothen in
reference to 'supplies of food intended to be de
posited for the expedition is unaccountable and
needs explanation, as the absence of those sup
plies on theifreturn came near proving fatal to
Lieutenant Schwatka's party. The result of tbe
expedition has shown that it is feasible for white
men to adapt ; themselves to. the climate .and
life of tbe Esquimaux in prosecuting journeys in
the polar regions, and they are not particularly
restricted to any season of the year lor that pur
pose, but can travel at any time and in the same
way which the natives travel.
White Ants. We have often heard itsty ed
by Chinese that the white ant will destroy metal,
more especially silver, cither in the lorm ol
Mexican dollar or bullion, and we were assured
by the late Mr. Wai Akwong, the former com-
pradore ol the Chartered Mercantile liank, one
of the most intelligent Chinese it has been our
lot to come across, that he had known of an in
stance in which several boxes of dollars with
their contents had been completely destroyed
while in the bank treasury, and it was only by
sweeping up the Boor ol the vault and Biuel ting-
so to say the vast numbers of ants that the
treasure .was in some measure recovered. .We
confess that we could not quite accept this state
ment at the time, but we are now somewhat in
clined to believe that there was little or no ex
aggeration in this assertion as we learn that
Portion of a large heap of Australian coal, stored
a a I . 1.1 ,J
,n aK,M,"wn bere, upon being disturbed yesterday
murnimr wiir fun nil tn linv hpen comnletelv rMJ-
mornirtir was found to have been completely rid
dled by these pests. We may mention that tbe
coal is a description of cannel and the proprietor
ol the mineral has. signified his intention ot seDu
ing samples to . our-local museum. Hongkong
Wrinkles for Sportsmen. A paper ol inter
est to MDOrteuien wan one on the velocity ol iot
in rowlmn- nieCM rend at ' trie tKie:on ocienuuc
meeting. For the details we mnt reier to trie
paper itself., .The practical coiicluB.ona were that
the proper charge of chot in a ligauge gun lor
unland 6hoitin- is 11-8 oz.. nnd not 1 1-4 oz. as
has of late vears been the practice to ue : that,
with, the fame 'weight of barrels,' the 10-gauge
will not heat as much as the iz, oeeaune me
motion of the shot lost bv the greater resistance
it opposes in a 12-gauge cartridge muBt appear
in the form of heat ; and that tlie recent move
ment in favor of small-bore euns is one in the
wrong direction, if any gun-tuaker will make a
IU or even an o-saujie nun, weigning anout 7
1-2: poufids, the .sportsman will have the best
lowiinz piece lor upland snooting. id regard to
shooting on the wing, the writer considered the
wine siMJt. in which the gunner swings lus gun
ahead of the cross flight of the bird till he attain
tbe proper distance ahead of it, and then fires,
but keeps his gun moving with a regular aDgular
velocity till even after its discharge, as tbe pro
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