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THE ffATIOML THIBME WASHmcmaKK Oo; THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1894.
Miss Gonstance Clnxton, with a far-away
look in her deep eyes, sat in her houdoir
buried in thought and pillows. Theoso
jhy, Buddhism, occultism, were light and
airy subjects compared to the problem
with which her whole being struggled.
She was planning n design tor a wedding
Isot that her wedding-day was settled.
"Kb. Constance was not as yet even engaged ;
but with unerring feminine instinct she
well knew that at a moment's notice she
could name her future husband, and the
day. It was simply a matter of encourage
ment on her part.
Among her numerous unrejectcd suitors
was a diffident, bnt persistent, wooer, Mr.
Monroe Mooreland, an artist. Not so young
as some of the other aspirants, but, perhaps,
for that reason a more formidable rival;
and, what was of no small importance to
Constance's practical mind, he was almost
the only man on her list who had made
a favorable impression on her maiden aunt,
and this relative was the gilded power be
hind the throne.
Miss Dorothy Dummer, the aunt in ques
tion, was in the habit of leaving her na
tive haunts in the quiet and picturesque
Tillage of Skowhegan, Maine, every "Winter
-and spending come three months in tho
-whirl of New York society, at the same
time looking after eome of the city property
which she possessed. As the time for the
annual visit was approaching, Constance
decided to have things culminate so as to
announce her engagement as soon as her
Monroe Mooreland, with an expression of
intense nervousness about his sensitive
mouth, -was on his knees at the feet of bis
model. It was two years now since they
came from Paris together, and since that
time they had been inseparable.
The influence of this model could be
discerned in till Ills work. Though she was
faultless in proportion, her figure lacked
elasticity and grace: her features, though
as regular as the ancient Greeks', were im
movable and almost without expression;
but her endurance an posing -was inexhaust
ible, and her patience seemed superhuman.
Hour after hour, and day .after day, .she
could be depended upon to hold the same
position without a murmur; and to an ar
tist in this country, -where reliable models
are so bcarce, this was no slight consider
ation. At this moment "her willing "but hard,
unsympathetic hand was laid in Monroe's
fervid palm. There tvus an awkwark pause,
awkward at least to 3Ionroe, who seemed a
trifle confused and embarrassed, but Sappho,
the mcdel, betrayed not the slightest -dis-eomposnre.
"With ier fan against her cold
cheek she patiently waited. Finally, .after
several stammering at&iapts at an eloquent
declaration of eternal love, after .halting,
faltering, and stuttering, he suddenly arose
'i j x
"She i'AS Px. asking Heb "Wedding
from Jbis knees in disgnst with himself,
seized pen and paper, and proceeded to ar
range his speech in writing.
Alter the customary interruptions from
brnsh-peddlers, photograph agents, and city
directory men, the declaration was finally
composed, blue-penciled, and edited to his
Batislnction ; then, throwing himself with
studied impulsiveness at Sappho's dainty
feet, he grasped her patient palm, and plac
ing his notes on the floor where he could re
fresh his memory when necessary, he
poured forth an outburst of eloquence ex
pressive of undying love, and pressing
Sappho's hand to his lips, pulled a spark
ling ring from his pocket and forced it on
her taper finger, at the tame time throwing
hia right arm around her symmetrical
waist and raising himself to press a fervid
Eap-tap-tap! souHded on the brass
In his excitement he never knew how it
all happened; but Sappho seemed t3 fall
upon him, one of her ingeniously jointed
arms twined itself around his neck, while
her rich mass of Titian hair swept over his
shoulder, and, before he could free himself,
the studio door swung open.
Turning his head his o'cs looked upon the
amazed featnres of Mian Constance Claxtou's
wealthy aunt. For a second, which seemed
like an hour, there was a dead silence, dur
ing which he felt as if the lay figure
clutched him like a nightmare; a thrill of
life seemed to have touched the wooden
form, her warm breath seemed to fan his
"With an exclamation of horror, Miss
Dummer backed out of the door.
"The infamous wretch ! This is no place
for us!" he heard her say; and among the
remarks which followed he recognized Con
stance's voice, in a tone of remonstrance.
"With a mighty effort he hurled the figure
from him and rushed wildly into the corri
dor. He was too hue. His visitors had
Before Mooreland could decide what course
to pursue, other callers came; but as soon as
an opportunity occurred he began letter
after letter to Constance. Each cut was
torn up, however, and he impatiently
waited till evening. Then he hurried to
her home; but his ring was answered by a
Btony stare from the usually uibaue butler,
who informed him that Miss Claxton and
Miss Dummer were "not at home." Un
luckily, during the moment the doors were
open, he saw that the drawing-room? were
brilliamly lighted, and Constance was
seated at the piano.
For an hour he wandered aim!e?sly up
the avenue; then rushing into a megvr
office he wrote the fac h, though the uxpla
uatiou looked so liu'tjuroiij. when put in
'blade aud white that it ;lmafct in..de him
smile. In his nervousness he misdirected
the envelope; unaware of this, error, he
hurried to his studio to wait for an answer.
The darkness of his studio was lessened
by a ray of light from the opposite building,
which struck a glittering object in a corner
of the room. Before turning on the gas
his curiosity led him to investigate the
cause of the brilliant gleam, and with a
shudder he discovered it was the diamond
engagement-ring still on the wooden linger
of the lay figure. His first impulse was to
wrest it off; but his efforts were vaiu. He
then turned on the light and worked long
and patiently; but the ring could not be
made to move.
A horrible feeling came over him that
the finger of tho model grow warm and
soft in his grasp; he even imagined he felt
the jointed fiugers pres3 his own fevered
palm. Realizing that greater effort would
break the delicate gold band, he threw him
self, weaned and nervous, on the couch, and
dropped into a restless slumber, starting at
every sound, with the vague idea that a
messenger-boy had brought an answer from
Miss Constance. But, alas! it never came.
Two weeks after the episode in the studio
Miss Dorothy Dtimmer and her niece weut to
Paris. The aunt, who never did anything by
halves, had determined to take Coustauce
entirely away from the polluted atmosphere
of Mr. Mooreland; aud having plenty of
money and good health, notwithstanding an
unmentionable number of years of New
England life and pie, Miss Dummer thought
this was a favorable occasion to see some
thing of the world over the water.
On the steamer, among the few acquaint
ances they made, was a no-louger-young,
but very pleasing, German barn. In order
to distract Constance and take her mind as
mnch as possible from her late "affair,"
Miss Dummer gave a warm welcome to
this charming traveling-companion, and the
Baron was costantly in their company. In
Paris, his knowledge of the city made him
invaluable; and his attention to the two
ladies became very marked.
Though Miss Dummer had, in the course
of her well-preserved years, received many
chances to " worse " her condition, she had
never before met a man with the Baron's
charm of manner aud numerous attractive
traits. It was wonderful how her stern
New England features relaxed and softened
i r 'I'M"! ?&
"At Sappho's Dainty Feet."
nnder a Paris bonnet; and she herEelf was
astonished at her own reflection in the mir
ror when arrayed in a "Worth costume. We
nil develop under approval and admiration;
eud the Baron surrounded her with a dense
atmosphere of both.
But Miss Constance was not neglected ;
and it required great penetration to decide to
which the Baron was the moro attentive.
To give the Baron full credit, he had not, as
yet, received an answer to his anxious in
quiries at Bradstreet's regarding the prop
erty of the two ladies.
Suddenly, business complications made it
necessary for Miss Dummer to return to
New York. Expecting to bo away but a
short time, she left her niece -with friends
One morning, as Mr. Mooreland was pass
ing down Broadway, he fonnd himself face
to face with Miss Constance Claxton's aunt.
Yes; notwithstanding the charming bonnet
and the stunning "Worth costume, she was
Perhaps her sojourn in Paris had made
her more liberal in "her ideas; anyway, she
accorded the artist a pleasant recognition,
and he seized lhis, liis first opportunity,
and gave the inside history of the studio
epi ode. They even weut to the studio to
gether, and Sappho and Mooreland repeated
the situation which "had caused all the
Miss Dummer's remorse at her mistake
was unbounded, and her apologies profuse.
Before leaving the studio she beg:n a long
letter explaining everything to her niece;
but so many plans were proposed and dis
cussed that the letter was never finished.
At one moment Mooreland proposed to re
turn with Miss Dummer to Paris and give
Constance a btirprise; aud again, the aunt
thought of cabling for her niece.
Mooreland found Miss Dummer's sym
pathy most pleasant, and in order to enjoy
more of her company he persuaded lier to
pose for one of his paintings; so fhe
arrayed herself in one of her new Parisian
gowns, and its big, black, bulging sleeves,
and long, simple, silken train met the
approval of the painter.
Her foreign trip had mellowed her New
England ideas and rendered her more capa
able of enjoying an artistic aiclicr and its
surrounding atmosphere, and bhe found it
very restful, after tiresome talks with her
lawyer, to sink into & big chair in the calm
and quiet of Mr. Moorelaud's studio.
At first, naturally, the conversation was
all of Constance, excepting when Mies
Dummer gave dissertations on the attrac
tive and charming characteristics of the
Baron. Of .course she missed the Baron'a
light and airy compliments about her
peachy cheek and liquid orbs; but it was
Mr. Mooreland yho first made her realize
that her honest New England hand was
as beautiful as a Grecian statue's.
Thus time flew by on painted wings.
Finally, realizing that business would
require her presence in New York for some
time, she decided to write for Constance to
return. The letter ws written in the
studio during her "rests."
"There,3' she exclaimed, aa she waved
the pages of wet. ink in. the air, having
learned better than to look for a blotter in
a studio. "There! We will have Con
stance with us in a week."
A crash followed her remark. Sappho
had fallen full length upon the hardwood
As Mooreland and Miss Dummer assisted
her to a chair again, the obstinate engage-ment-riug,
which no effort had been able to
remove from tho -wooden finger, buddenly
slipped info Miss Dummer's hand; but at
this moment a messenger, who had entered
during the excitement, presented a cable
gram for Miss Dummer. It read:
"The Baron and I were married thi8
morning. Letter by mail.
A profound silence filled the studio.
It was Moorelaud's voice that broke the
"Miss Dummer, Dorothy, " he fal
tered, "won't you see if that ring fits your
The next letter to Constance from her
aunt simply contained cards, on one of which
was printed :
Mm Dorothy Dummer
Mr. Monroe Mooreland.
New York,Decemler Qlh, 1693.
Will JPhilip Hooper.
ysi mni .niicvfti'i.
Some fonr years before the War of Inde
pendence Putnam offended a haughty Regu
lar officer (who looked upon the Provincials
with contempt) by asserting that the, latter
were as courageous as the former. The dis
pute ran high, and at length the scarlet
coaled Lieutenant asked scornfully:
"Dare you fight a duel with me? "
" Yes, at any moment," answered the Pro
"Then 1 challenge you," said the Lieuten
ant; "choose your weapons."
"Two kegs of guupowder ono for you
and one for me aro the weapons I choose,"
said Putnam; "the time to-morrow morn
ing at sunrise, the distance 10 paces. The
method : You to sit on one keg and I on the
other, and a slow fuse attached to each to be
lighted ; and the one who sits longest shall
be declared the victor."
The Lieutenant was annoyed, but was
compelled to accept tho strange condi
tions. Putnam was to furnish tho kegs of
powder aud the fuses, and, at ihe appointed
time the next morning, they were at the
designated places. The combatants seated
themselves, aud the fire was applied to the
fuses. As it went flashing along the Lieu
tenant became uneasy and turned pale,
while the Major sat composed and smiling
in tho presence of threatened danger. As
the fire drew near the kegs the Lieutenant's
courage failed him, and he arose auil fled,
while his antagonist, unappallcd, remained,'
sealed until the fuse was exhausted.' The
kegs were filled with onions. The Lieuten
ant almost died of chagrin.
A Luclcy Hit.
A largo operator and speculator of St.
Louis, whose account with one friendly
bank had often been temporarily overdrawn,
wanted $10,000 once for a certain deal, his
balance in bank at the time being less than
100. The cashier suggested that ho should
draw upon some party not too near to St.
Louis. Smith said ho did not know whom
to draw upon.
" Oh, any one," said the obliging cashier,
"as long as the party is far enough away
that will give yon time to turn around."
Smith drew at sight for $10,000 on tho
Sultan of Turkey. The draft was duly for
warded by tho bank, reaching New York,
whence it was sent to a London correspond
ent. It then came into the hands of the
Eothschilds, who forwarded it to their Con
stantinople branch, where it was duly pre
sented for payment to the Sultan's Cham
berlain, the latter bringing it to his high
ness. "Who is thi3 John Smith?" said the Sul
tan. "Don't know," replied the Chamberlain.
"Da we owe him anything?"
"No," replied the other.
" Then I'll not pay it," replied his high
" One moment, if I might advise," said the
astute counselor. "This draft comes through
the Rothschilds, with whom we are seeking
a 2,000,000 loan. Would it be safe, under
the circumstances, to dishonor it ? "
u Pay it," said the Sultan.
And it was paid, and no one was more as
tonished than John Smith, of St Louis, and
the quick-witted cashier.
B' M. B. DUFFIE, BATTLH CBKEK, U1CIU
As the years .hasten by with their Borrows and
There Is still iu my heart a place for you, boys.
You did bland Hide by side, through thick nnd
In tho camp, on tho march, through the battle's
wild din 1
Yet, I tbink wf tho men. both the living and dend,
Oil, how Jlrmly-you stood, how freely you blcdl
T ottll you by oumc, each one here to-day;
My friends aud tny comrades of Co. A.
Ah, I sec you once more in your camp by the way;
Yes, again do I hear your guns in the fray ! v I
In thoeo landed old wood you stood thero in line
While the foe was advancing! ah, boys, it -was
fine! ' I
I remember it still, how Ihcy swept o'er thnt field
With their Uger-Hko yell. They thought you
would yield 1
You stood like a rock, as all trill agree
My frionds aud my comrades of Co. B.
There you go, down the road, 'cross the bridgo to
Through the swamp, up the bluff, you enter the
How you swarmed o'er their works I ah, boys, it
With Old Glory, our colors, held high In your
When a bearer went down, in the grime and the
And his stiffening fingers relaxed bis dear trust,
You bore still onward tills flog of the free
My friends and my comrades of Co. C
Ah, I ne'er shall forget, till I draw my last brcnth.
How you tauntingly met the grim nngel of death.
When you breasted lite lompcst of shot nnd of
When their guns were outpouring the venom of
As I follow your steps through tho bramble and
Tho retreat of the wolf, the den of the snake,
I feel our fair land wlioulil e'er honor theo
My friends and my comrades ol Co. D.
In that valley down there, where tho wild ivies
The nlgSit-birds stand sentry o'er comrades
Their graves aro now sunken, the head-boards do-
And the trenches arc crumbled, where fought our
Through rifts in the forest, if your vision Is keen,
The breastworks you builded can dimly be seen.
You've won by your sword a heritage free,
My friends eud my comrades of Co. -E.
Yes. it all reappears to my mind llko a dream.
How you filed out of camp, and forded that
Through tVe storm you have struggled hy day
and by night;
For your flsgandyour country you wrought with
On that dangerous post, through the dews and
You have guarded from ill our slumbering camp.
Your praihes shall ring, while yet! have breath
My friends and tuy comrades of Co. F.
On that hillock out there where those gunsbpened
And sntoko clouds rolled upward, higher, -still
Nearly shrouding from fight those bravo boys In
Iu support of that batt'ry you stood thero so truo;
Through tho sulphurous smoke you beheld the
That came to the ranks of our foemen In gray.
Ever at ready still standing I flee,
My friends and my comrades of Co. Q.
Then our skirmishers, too, how they pressed
Adown through that cornfield, o'er dying nnd
On their left and your right, where they turned
back your flunk
Fell there many a "Johnnie," and many a
You repulsed their assault, though groat was tho
Oh ! had you then faltered, tho day hnd been lost!
Yes, there iu the breach, where bullets did fly,
Stood Co. II, yea, and Co. L
To another dear troop your attention I call ;
In defense of our flag they stood liko a wall !
Their deeds are enshrined in niches of fame;
In the archives of freedom is graven cach.namo.
From fair memory's page, to toy heart's object'
As It were on revlow, they pass nnd repass.
For you, boys, I hope; for you, boys, I pray
My friends and my comrades of Co. K.
Talcing nim at His "Word.
Smith. Oray & Oo.U Illustrated Monthly.
"No," eaid the busy merchant; "I don't
care for no dictionaries to-day."
"Thank you," returned the fair book
agent from Boston; "how many shall I put
you down for."
THE ISLE OF MAN.
Its Ancient Customs Its Government, nnd
Its Talllesti Cats.
The Isle of Man isionly 33 miles long and
12 wide, so that it ismot great labor to get
over it, and, as twd irailroads run one
north to south, and thcother east to west
you can see how convenient it is to the vis
itor. Douglas, Port Erin, Peel, arid Ramsey
aro the chief towns, ff o"
The Isle of Man, .wlrfle belonging to the
British Grown, is neither English, Scotch,
Irish, nor Welsh, but is a separate county,
with a home-rule Government, and a lan
guage of its own; but yet with great loy
alty to the Imperial Government, aud devo
tion to Queen Victoria, for everywhere you
go you sec pictures of tho royal family.
The Government is known as the "House of
Keys" and consists of 24 members, elected
every seven years ; but no person has a vote
unless ho possesses real estate of the valuo of
-10, or occupation of the value of 60 per
year, and women are also entitled to vote.
The Court of Tyuwald, presided over by
the Lieutenant-Governor, is composed of the
Council, which embraces the Bishop, Attorney-General,
two Judges, tho Clerk of the
Jvolls, Water Bailiff, and Vicar General.
This Council and the House of Keys aro the
active Government of the great Iole or Man.
Thero is one feature of special interest
in reference to tho laws, and that is that all
laws passed by the House of Keys arc sent
for the royal assent, and when that has
been secured then the law must bo formally
read in tho English and Manx languages on
Tynwald Hill in the open air, where the
Council and the Ke3's united form a Tyn
wald court, before they become laws. Tin's
form of reading the law at Tynwald is the
oldest style on record.; was old in 1417 and
has been continued ever since. Tho 5th
day of July in each year is the day of pub
lic proclamation of the laws passed by the
House of Keys.
The coat ot arms of this isle is three legs
of a man in a circle. The motto translated,
reads : " Whithersoever thrown, I shall
stand." The Manxmen apparently rather
enjoy the three-legged crest, for everywhere
you turn your face, whether at a stcimiboat,
a railroad, a coach, a flag, or on the win
dows of the stores, there you see the three
I had read of the Manx cats without
tails, and thought it a joke; but, sure
enough, the cats here are without tails, and
I saw several without that graceful mem
ber. Some ladies of our party who had
not seen the Manx cat, were rather doubt
ful of the truth of otir-Teport, and we had
to accompany them to the house where tho
cat lived, and after a close examination
came away believers 'in the tailless cat. I
don't think pussy is improved by the ab
sence of the tail. Some people s:iy this
strange act of nature extends to tho doga
The Manx language, like the ancient lan
guage of Ireland, is fast pnssing away, and
in a generation it will he one of the dead
languages, enjoyed jonby scholars. I met
an old woman on "tile side of a mountain
selling milk, cake' and ginger ale, and after
asking some questions ubout the locality, I
learned from her that 'tho children were not
learning the ManxT lnugnage, and that only
the middle-aged and old people spoke it.
She said her children spoke only the Eng
lish. I was auxiotts'to''gfct a book in Manx,
but could not find onfein the fctores. The
old woman referred' d' showed me an old
Bible in Manx, which Ul tried to buy, but
she said no inoiiet' could buy her Bible.
It had belonged toiler Rlther. I was sorry,
but I also admired the"5 old woman's love
for her old Bible, and r was glad to see that
money could not tempt lier, though she was
quite poor, and a few sTiilling3 would have
beeu a large sum for her purse.
' Various 'Usgb of Sltihk.
.Although pure musk,is not usually relished
by the delicate olfactories of lHjrsons with'
cultivated sensibilities, ihero is no odor so ex-',
icnsiveiy useci in me conipounuing oi per
fumes. It is obtained from tho musk deer,
which inhabits the mountain ranges pf
This animal is smaller than the deer of this
countr3 being about the s'ze of a calf. It is
of a dark-gray color, and has no horns. Tho
odor for which itis valuable is a fluid secretion
in a sac on the under side of its body. This
is exposed to the air, and when dry is scut to
market. When first obtained it is about the
consistency of honey, and has a bitter, pun
gent taste. It is used as a medicine, "but lias
more value as a perfume,
On account of the persistency with which
musk retains its odor it is used as the ground
work for other perfumes, which are more
volatile. It issaid that asingle grain of musk
will perfnme a room for 20 years. So strong
is it that it has been estimated that 3,000
parts of a substance, in itself devoid of odor,
will becomo permeated with ihe scent with
one jiart of musk. Jt is in consequence very
valuable, and, 113 it is difficult to jproeurc on
nccouut of the almost inaccessible haunts of
the musk deer, it is quite expensive, being
worth abont $25 an ounce.
Chemists have long endeavored to produce
an artificial musk, but they have not as yet
St. Xouj's Qlobc-Democrat.
"In South America," said A. L. Vincent,
of New Orleans, ''snakes are very namernus,
but their enemies are also numerons. Per
haps the most notable of these snake-killers
is the large lizard known as the iguana.
The iguana is no mean adverdary, as maybe
judged from the fact that dogs which attack
one often come off with a broken leg. The
lizard does not wait for the snake to take
the offensive, but goes swiftly in pursuit,
and being very rapid in its motions rarely
has any difficulty in overtaking its victim,
which it dispatches "with blows from its
powerful tail. I remember n funny experi
ence I had with one of these lizards which
clearly illustrated its hatred for snakes. I
was riding vith a friend in search of cattle.
My lasso was attached to tho saddle and the
end trailed along the ground behind me.
4 A big iguana lay in tho sun apparently
asleep. It paid no attention to my horse as
it passed, but the next instant it raised its
head and fixed it attention on the 20 feet
of lasao slowly trailifhj by. Saddenly it
rushed after the rope and dealt it a succes
sion of violent blows with its tail. Wheu
the whole of the lasso, several yards of which
had been pounded iu vain, had been dragged
by, the lizard, witli1 npltfted head, continued
to gaze after it withfevident astonishment.
Never before had such' a wonderful snake
crossed its path."
Hood's ls the Best
Fall Medicine, becausoit purifies, vitalizes
and enriches tho blood, and therefore gives
strength to resist bad effects from Colds,
Catarrh, Rheumatism, Pneumonia, Malaria,
the Grip, etc. Tdke at now and avoid the
danger of seriouB illness. It may save you
many dollars in doctors' bills. Bo suro to
get Hood's and only Hood's.
"I can truly recom
mend Hood's Sarsapa-
rilla as an excellent
medicine. I have taken
four bottles and I am better than I have
been for two years past. I vras all run down,
my limbs swelled and my blood was in a
very bad condition. "Now I am free from
neuralgia and better in every way." Mrs.
H. Coui.Eiair, Hame, N. Y.
Hood's Pi is euro all liver Ills, biliousness,
jaundice, indigestion, sick headache. 25c.
HABITS OF THE FUR SEALS.
"With Half tho World to Choose fcora They
Stick to Two Little Islands.
The fur seal (its name shonld be furry sea
lion) is tho most celebrated of all onr fur
bearers, and tho "United States Government
has been as active in protecting it from de
struction as it was indifferent to the fato of
tho buffalo millions If our great interna
tional dispnte with England and Canada over
the fur seal had arisen 70 years ago, before
the days of peaceful arbitration, there
would surely have been a war over it. Nor is
onr interest in our fur seal to be wondered at
when we stop to consider that from 1870 to
ISflO our national treasury received $0,000,
000 from the Alaska Commercial Company as
royalty on the animals killed (six-sevenths of
the purchase-price of Alaska.) When to this
we add tho amount received in a 20 per cent,
import duty on the dressed skins as they
came back to us from the English dyers, the
total revenue derived fiom the fur seal in 20
years amounts to tho enormous sum of $3,500,
000. Such un animal was worth saving from
destruction. No other quadruped ever be
came such a bono of contention between two
great nations for a long period, the discussion
winding up with a high and mighty con
ference of arbitration.
As usual, the whole trouble arose through
the greediness of a few irresponsible and law
less individuals. The sealers of the Pacific
coast insisted upon taking fur seals by shoot
ing them in the open sea, by which wastcfnl
process seven were lost for every three se
cured. But if it were not for the loss of
money revenue derived from this animal, it is
quite certain the Govcrnmcn twould have al
lowed tho wasteful slaughter to go on until
the last seal was dead.
The fur seal is not a true seal by any
mains, but a sea-lion, with naked, paddle
shaped flippers and tiny cars. It is about
two-thirds tho size of the Zalophus, and is
therefore the smallest member of the sea
lion family. Mr. Elliott gives the average
length of tho full-grown male animal as six
feet from nose to tail, and weight from 350
to 500 pounds. The average length of the
adult female is a trifle over four feet, and
weight from 62 to 75 ponnds. When dry,
the coat is of a dark, steel-gray color, and
only the coarse, stiff, outer hair is visible.
Underneath this lies a dcuse coat of very fine
and soft light-brown fur, in which lies all the
value of the skin. In preparing the pelt,
the coarse outer hair is entirely removed, and
the uuderlj'ing fur is dyed a shiny, lustrous
black, and sheared down very evenly. For
some mysterious reason, we, the people of
"Yankee ingenuity," are actually unable to
dye seal fur successfully, and this work is
from sheer necessity sent to England. When
it comes back there is a high rate of duty to
pay, which in addition to the original roy
alty of $10.22 paid to the Government by
tho North American Commercial Company
for every skin taken, tho very long bill of
transportation charges, labor, and profits all
along the line, from tho back of the seal to
that of the fortunate wearer, accounts for the
price of from 250 to 000 on a seal-skin
In its habits the fur seal is a remarkable
creature. With 3,000 miles of coast to land
upon if it chose, this strange and perverse
animal now refuses to set flipper upon any
portion of the whole North American conti
nent, island or mainland, save the two little
dots of land in Bering Sea, St. Paul and St.
George Islands, known to the world collec
tively as the Pribilov Islands. St. Paul is
seven miles by 14, and St. George is only
five and a half by 13.
Aud yet, when Mr. Elliott made his care
ful and elaborate surveys of all the "rooker
ies," or herding grounds on those islands,
in July, 1873, and laboriously calculated the
number of their fin-footed inhabitants, he
found there the astonishing number of 3,193
420 fur seals. Like sheep in a pen, they
actually crowded one another on the sloping
shores of sand, or water-worn boulders, or
alp3 pf .sjaty-blue .basalt. Each burly old
male appears a giant beside the females and
young males gathered around him.
Tho Peoplo of Hawaii.
Sl. Louis Globe Democrat.
"I-knowjof no more hospitable people in
tho world," said Capt. A. C. Alexander, of
Washington, " than tho common people of
Hawaii. If you ak for lodging at nightfall
at a native hut you are received as if you
were conf-rring a favor, frequently the whole
houbc, which haB but one room, is set apart
for you, the people going elsewhere to sleep.
A chicken is slain in your honor and for
your exclusive supper, and you are served
by tho master of the house himself. The
native grass house, where it has been well
built, is a very comfortable structure. It has
but one room, calico curtains serving as
partitions by night. At one end a standing
bed place, running across the house, pro
vides accommodations for the entire family,
no matter how numerous.
''This bed consists of mats, and,the covers
nro either tappa cloth (which is as thoagh
you were sleeping under newspapers) or of
blankets. The more prosperous people have
often, besides this, an enormous bedstead
curtained off and reserved for strangers, and
you may see the women go to chests when
you a'-k for hospitality and take out blan
kets, sheets, and any Jiumber of little pil
lows for tho bed, and often a brilliant silk
coverlet. The use of tho dozen or so pil
lows puzzled me, until I found that they
were intended to tuck or wedge me in ho
that I should not roll around in the big bed.
On taking your departure the next morniug
itis not well to ask the cost of your accom
modations, as the Hawaiian has vague ideas
of prices. He might tell you 10 or 20;
whereas if you hand him 75 cents for your
self and guide he will be abundantly satis
A Profitable Combination.
The drummer stepped into a store in a
Western town, where the proprietor had a
stock of gans and musical instruments.
"Isn't this a rather queer combination ? "
" There's money in it to me," replied tho
"I don't see how."
"That's because you ain't up on our
"Well, put me up."
"It's this way," explained the proprietor,
' ' I sell a man a cornet or banjo, or fiddle or
something like that, aud by the time he has
practiced a week his neighbor comes in aud
buys a shotgun or revolver, or something
like that, and I get a profit goi4' and
It doesn't take a drummer long to see,
and this ono was iu possession of all of his
-A. Donkey's Mistake.
Harper's Young People.
Annt Ethel How ridiculous ! Half-way
'round tho park and back again. Why, it
wouldn't take you any longer to go all the
Willie Oh, yes it would. If I get half
way aud turn back, tho donkey hurries
home, but if I keep on ho thinks ho is go
ing away all the time, and just pokes.
A Successful Operation.
Dr. Pulser Did you remove old Bonder's
vermiform appendix ?
Dr. Cutter Yes.
Dr. Pulser And was there anything in
Dr. Cutter A cold two-fifty for me.
A Natural Mistake
Train Robber (iu the Pullman) Your
money or your life !
Sleepy Passenger (wrathfully) Confound
you, porter I I'll call you when I want you.
Fondnoti for Animals.
Harper's Young People.
There are numerous anecdotes about noted
people who were fond of animals, and we
aro pretty sure that they wore fond of them
when thoy were boys and girls. Daniel
Webster loved, his calves dearly, and used
to get 1m son Fletcher out of bed before
daylight to hold the lantern while ho fed
the cons. "Fletcher," he would say, "you
don't seem.'to take any interest in this. I
like to look into tho kind faces of the cowa,
aud smell their breath." When Choate was
his guest he used to rap at tho door of his
room where be was reading, and call to the
great jurist, "Oh, come along, Choate; let's
go and have a look at the pigs." Webster
ordered his farm-hand todrivo tho oxen past
the library windows, so that he could "tell
them good-by " before he died.
It was said of Edmund Burke that he had
gone crazy, because he went about his park
kissing his cows and horses. The story arose
from the fact that a favorite hore belonging
to his dead son came up to Mr. Bnrko in the
field, laid his head upon his breast, and
looked into his face, aa if to say, "I have
lost him too." Overcome by his memories,
Burke clasped the neck of the intelligent
creature and kissed it.
Holies to Order.
" Havo you the bullet that killed Gen.
Reynolds?" asked a veteran of a youngster
who kept a relic stand on tho battlefield of
" No, Bir," was the reply ; " we sold the
last ono yesterday, but we can havo you one
by to-morrow." Tho scarred and begrimed
old Bucktail, however, kuew all about Gen.
Reynolds's bullot, so he didn't order any;
but ho bought a dilapidated canteen " from
the scene of Pickett's charge." Being some
what of a connoisseur in such matters, he
examined tho canteen closoly and satisfied
himself that it was not bogus.
Many a boy living near some one of the
great battlefields obtains a living by hunt
ing relics. Having sharp eyes he i3 gener
ally fortunate enough to pick up something
of the " great fight," which he either sells to
a dealer or directly to visitors. One boy
not long ago, at Gettysburg, found a wrist
bne with a bayonet plunged through it,
which he sold for 25.
lie Had Dono linth.
Doverspiko was married. His friend Gid
dings contemplated matrimony.
"I suppose," said Giddings, "that it comes
a trifle hard to face a girl's father and ask
him for the hand of his daughter."
"Well, ye?," replied Doverspike, reflect
ively. "It does come rather difficult, but
it isn't a marker to facing the mother of a
girl you have been courting for a year or so,
after yon have concluded that you liko some
other girl better, when you meet the old
lady accidentally some time after breaking
with the daughter."
Futtinjr a New Face 011 the Matter.
New York Press.
The Mother I want you to keep that
young man at a distance, Jennie. If you
don't he'll Ihj proposing to you.
The daughter He has almost as good as
The M. How is that?
The D. He said you would make a lovely
The M. He" did? Well, perhaps you had
better accept him. You might do worse.
Didn't Know nim.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Observant Citizen That seems to he a
-very thoughful man in the fourth seat front.
Conductor No. Capitalist.
"I should have taken him for a Judge or
deep student by his straightforward, impres
"Oh,ho'sonly playing make believe that
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Paying tho Penalty.
Young Doctor Just think,.six of my pa
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Old Doctor It's your own fault, my hoy.
You spend too much time at the club.
" Well, old fellow, so you have taken your
marriago vows ? "
" Yes, "but I made one little alteration. I
said, 'With all thy worldly goods I me
endow. ' "
At 1158 P. AI.
Ho I'm awfully poor, you know.
She Well, I don't want to hurt your feel
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fare if you will only let me.
Smith, Gray & Co.'s Illustrated Monthly.
Belte Don't you think it i3 contemptible
to marry for money?
Blanche Oh, no; I shouldn't care to feel
myself morally superior to the minister.
15y Mutual Consent.
Smith, Gray & Co.'s Illustrated Monthly.
He Nell's engagement to Jack is broken
She Goodness ! Who did it?
He Both. They're married.
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