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A WONDERFUL COUNTRY.
There is a oountrj that I know
Where all the ye: r the roses grow,
And when it rain:: outside 1 play
In that fair couu'.ry all the day.
And often in the evening, too.
Among I lie roses, pink and blue,
1 gather 'round n?e all my bam!.
For I'm the King jf Carpet Land.
Sometimes I rniiH a fort of books
And from i:s wa; I raj* army looks,
To bravely meet ts awful doom
When Fido chargMs down the room.
And auntie says sic doesn't know
Auuthet place bit e roses grow,
And when she.sc-t my sword so bright
She says 1 am he! carpet knight.
Alilert ISigeluw Paine.
JAMIE'S U=AR TAMING.
ITU Unauuc-RKKful atlniupt In Follow Iii?
Story !: ink .MuiIumI.
There was once a small boy who had
a perfect passiot'? for taming bears.
Not that he ever aim d any, as he was
only seven years old; but his interest
in bears began w'ien he was only live,
and to please hi n be was tilted one
with a little hunting-suit when the
family went to ?lie country for the
summer. Almost as soon as they ar?
rived Jamie won d take his bow and
arrows and begif? to look for a bear,
lie also kept one eye out for Indians,
but so far he hid seen neither bear
No one told hint that he would never
find one. because he seemed to take so
much comfort in looking for them; but
when he had beMi hunting for three
summers without seeing even the shad?
ow of a bear. le< alone an Indian, it
appeared to him to be quite time for
something to happen.
Papa and man ma and Jamie, who
were all the fanillr. went to Maine that
summer, and it l inked so delightfully
wild all around the country hotel
where they were to stay that the young
hunter felt quite nitre of finding a bear
this lime. He it tended to tame one,
and lead it home in triumph. Ii was
gelling a little til esome to be asked so
often. "Found a 'ear yet. Jamie'.'"
Besides, Jamie i:ad formed .-rune very
clear notions of itis own during these
years of hunting of just what he in?
tended to do witi: the bear when oi ce
it was caught ami tamed. Whenever
story-telling time came around in the
pasi winter he wntld always coax Iiis
mamma to read him over anil over
again from the Jingle Hook the. story
of the big black 1 car thai was so kind
to Mowgli: how i'. taught him to hunt ,
and guarded him While he slept.
Now. if ? an u Ttampd jungle hear
could he so good [a a little forest buy.
Jamie reasoned t tat greater wonders
and docility could be shown by his In ur
after ii underst.ou 1 he meant it noharm,
but only kindliest. He would loach it
to draw bis blue-wheeled cart nex: au?
tumn when he went a-nuUing, and
when school-days came Bruin could
trot along beside him and carry bis
book-satchel between his great strong
teeth. Then to think of the fun be
would have when the snow fill, with
Bruin hitched to his double-runner
sled! Whiie planning these good limes
Jamie fell fast asleep the night they
arrived al the hotel.
Bright and early the next morning,
before any other member of the party
was U)>. Master Jamie went out to ex?
plore the premises. AH the ground
in the county seemed to belong to that
one house. Hut he was not dressed
yet fur hunting, am! when he came
suddenly upon Iiis long-desired he ir it
was something of a shot k. Not so
much so. however, as if the bear had
come upon him.
Fortunately the bear was chained.
? But be was no! a pleasant creature to
meet. His puffed-out cheeks, pointed
nose, dull little eyes and short ears
wire the reverse of pretty, and his
? clumsy body made him look like a
great brown pig, except for tie' thick,
- strong paws.
Tin' animal's low growl as Jamie ap
.' proacbed him was rather threatening,
-for he lind eaten nothing since the mid?
dle of the day beftfro. Hi- did not seem
to know how to live on his own fat, as
? the bears hi books do, and he glared
' ferociously at what he believed to be
Iiis breakfast coming toward him. hut
Jamie was a boy not easily discour?
aged, and be ma.de up his mini! quickly
that if the bear was not. as handsome
. as ihe bears he had read about, yet it
might lie made as pleasant a playfellow.
It was a brave little follow, though,
i. who was venturing into the jaws of
danger, and thinking that the bear was
chained there to be tamed, he reminded
himself of what bo had read, thai the
first sti r, toward doing this whs to look
the creature steadily in the eyes and
approach it very slowly. The bear did
noi mind being staled at. ami he jus!
stared steadily back. Bus while Jamie
said to himself that he was getting
almost near enough to put his head am
make him his friend forever, limit
was gloating out ihe attractive riioa
- before him.
Fortunately the pal was never given
for a staitllngly lornI voice callec
Jamie to come to Iiis mother a: once,
nappenen to rus beloved pare;,: Tin
ticipaied prey vanished f.om''h,s'^sl"
r k ., v. -,c. - 4 ,, ', , ;?
now appeared upon the s-'one and si?
lenced him for the time with a blow ou
There was netting whatever the
?matter wiih Jamie., mamma, but the
?ger, had summoned iurn in thfs way as
most likely to bring him <;e.ickly.
v There was a great coal lie- niatrcr with
? Jamie, though, for in i i - haste he f?>;i
and sprained his aikle. ami. this acci?
dent kept them ail at ::..-? rmiai.ry lav
' td to st:;'y.
,&is;w - .,'r c;': ' vf. ? a lea:
The Bnlntiecd 1'nil.
Tu support a pail of water by a st
only half of which, or less. rests u
the table. Let A I! be the top of
table ami C 1J the stielt v.l.ich is
support lite bucket. Place the hat
of the bucket on i'ae stick in sin
manner thttt it if. y n.ii on it tn
inclined position, 11 i, ami let
another stick. Ii I
i-ith the cud
I :?! ihe bot
sosite lop id;.- '.. the bucket, and its
ither extremity. I", against the first
;ti'::. C D. in which a notch must be
?tit to retain it. l it'- bucket will-thus
je kept in its situation; without in
?lining to either side, and. if m>t al?
ready filled \. i;ii water, it may be filled
It.ni Uuiiki'! a In- CiiiikIiI.
In capturing monkeys it is said that
their curiosity ..- the Illing that makes
them tin cas> prey. Nearly all of the
liltio village stl
! from the Pan;
COlUC fl Olli I ioi uoti:
uated a shori distil
The inhabitants of this district are
mostly native negroes, for few white
men could hear the climate. The
whole region is marshy, and covered
with tropical vegetation. At night
there arises a Illicit vapor laden ?.vith
fever, which hangs over the woods like
This region of woods is.the paradise
of the inohkeys. They travel In
troops, led by nil older monkey. When
the people receive information thai Iii?
"traveling monkey troops" are near
the village they gu to Hie woods iti
crowd;-, to clta.se them.
Their plan is very simple. They cut
a hole in a cocoantil large enough for
a monkey's paw to enter. The nut is
then hollowed out, end a piece of sugar
then fastened to it. and it is placed m
the roa.l of Ihe approaching monkey.-,.
It is well known that monkeys are
very inquisitive. When they sec the
cocoantit in Hie grass limy hurry to
examine it, Ii .docs not lake them
long to ItII<i out that tit" inner part con?
tains a niece of str..tr. Clue of the
holdes! and greediest sticks a paw Into
Ihe nut to get the sugar, and grasps it
as firmly as he ran. Hit; his tlst is so
large til it. li" f.-inno; draw it out of the
hole again with the sugar, to which he
hold-- fast, cost what, it may.
The natives now pull the string until
nut and monkey arrive in the vicinity
of i heir anihtiscailc. In the meant hue
the other .tikcys wonder what is the
matter with their comrade. They
hiirry to see where he is In inn pulled
to with his paw in the cocoa mil. They
crowd around him. chattering and ges?
ticulating, am! the natives, who have
a large net ready, cast it over them,
and hi lure they know it ail are mad"
prisoners. They arc sold to the em?
ployes of Ihe Panama Railroad, and
reach the North American markets
through commercial dealers. Philadel?
The It.-Hi Wilt-o'-llie-Wixit.
Into a small retort place about an
ounce of strong liquor of potash; that
is. pure potash dissolved in water, to?
gether with about a drachm of phos?
phorus. Let the neck or beak of ihe
retort dip into a saucer of watci. say
half an inch deep; now very gently
heal tin- liquid in the retort with a
spirit-lamp until it boils. In a few
minutes Ihe retort will he filled with a
white cloud; then the i^as generated
will begin to bubble at the cud of the
sapcer: a minute more, each bubble,
as it issues from the boiling fluid, will
spontaneously take lire as it comes into
the air. forming at tile same time tin
philosopher's ring of phosphoric acid:
Care is required in handling phos?
phorus; bill our young chemical read?
ers will, we think, not forego this
wonderful experitiienl for the want of
due att.union: for, without proper care
on their part, we inns; giw up showing
them wonders even greater than these.
We never lino
until we tliitff t
Tin. 1 >.-;..-???. Aule-Nu --..I < i.in
A curious dociimctil was filed in the
Hampshire county registry of deeds at
Northampton, Mass.. being an agree?
ment between Kordyn? Whit marsh of
liusthamplon and A. Minerva Cleve?
land of Pininfield, which records .some
j pre-hymental arrangements concern.
i tug tin rights of ownership of properly
I after marriage. The conditions of the
instrument are as follow.-:
"All real anil personal estate shall
remain ihe separate property of the
I party owning the same, to the same
extent as when married.
"Propci ;y actuiired by either party
? shall remain the property of Ute per
i sou acquiring ihe same.
I "JJaoh party cat! manage or dispose
I of his property without consulting the
ill pay the
? first five
> cents per
years or their marriage
week for her personal in
"Fivi years from the date of their
marriage he will pay lo his wife the
sum of $000, or, in case of the death of
either party, it will he payable from or
to the estatt! of the deceased.
"After five years the husband is to
pay his: wife $1.S0 tier wet 1<."
Mr. Whifrnarsli is an old resident of
liasthampton. He is 70 years old and
has always lived a quiet life. He is a
deacon of ihe First church and a man
of considerable property, owing to fru?
gal habits and long years of economy.
He has been twice married, his second
wife having been dead about two
MADE A REPUTATION.
An Krmlllfl Mau'a Couveriatlun With n Koj
anil I.if r.csult.
Some good men arc naturally such
teachers, and so f til of benevolence,
; especially toward the young, that they |
cannot help spreading wisdom whei- |
ever they go. That tbe seed may fall
on stony ground i? proved by a story
which a gentleman, who went hunting
far into the interior of Nova Scotia,
tells in a letter.
The hunter was carried slxtsen miles
at night by a boy 10 years old and a
I horse 15 years old. The ride was tedi?
ous, and the boy driver was Inclined to
i fall asleep. The hinter, tberefoi e.
thong/.'; to interest him in something.
"I see we aie going due west," he
"How do you knew that?" asked the
hoy. "Wire you ever here before?"
"No; but there is the North Star."
"How do you know it's the North
"\\ by, there arc the pointers."
The hunter explained, and told the
luv how lo find the Ninth Star. Then
lie pointed out two of the planets. The
hoy seemed wide awake now, and the
hunter went on t.i give him his first
lesson In astronomy, telling him how
Jupiter was 1.300 times as large as tho
earth, and how .Mars showed changes
ol seasons- how it had bays and ap?
parent canals, and so forth, and how it
was supposed by many to have intel?
When, after hi# hunting, ihe stranger
returned to the town where he had
hired the conveyance and the boy. he
[iiiind that Ihe people seemed lo have
a certain humorous interest in him.
it was so evident thai In- was the ob?
ject of si.nie curiosity or joke that he
made inquiries, and finally found a
man who could led him.
"Why." said his informant, "you've
I .iiiid<; a great reputation for yourself
"In what way?"
"Oh, the kid that drove you over to
- the other night cum- back the
next day and told all the 'sellers' at
the hotel thai of all the liars be ever
?leantj you wen- the slickest."
"What lie did 1 tell him?"
"The boy said thai you pretended 'o
know the number of miles to the sun,
and thai you pointed to a star that yoil
said was .ailed '.lumpier.' and that you
said it was 1.KU0 times bigg, r than this
world, and that you poili ell lo nu
itber star thai you said was one where
" -Oh.' says the boy. 'you just ought
a bear him! lie's a peach. Old
llaskins ain't in it with thai fol-ler
'or lyin". 1 teil yon he's the biggest
liar in Nova Scotia. I'll point him out
to you when he comes back.' "
Tin' hoy had pointed him out. and be
was at that momenl enjoying the repu?
tation of the chnmplou of all liars who
had over conic to Nova Scotia.
Ill lt:o. I.- N.iI Manor..;.
The instin. live dislike of all kinds of
snakes that, is possessed by almost
every human being, is just about as
unreasoning as the antipathy shown by
i man with a gun for any and every
kind of hawk that happens to come
within range. Ii is a hawk, and as
r.'iii it should be killed; that seems
to be the idea that is predominant. As
a matter of fact there arc really very
few hawks that are harmful even in
the sinn tie:;! degree to game birds and
game animals. The largo majority an?
as useful io farmers as the house-cat
is to the housewife: they quarter the
fields like a seller or pointer, but ihcy
are not bent on looking for a quail,
their favorite game is Held mice, and
.very farmer knows what Hold nine
can do to his crops. For this reason
the annual slaughter of all kinds i.f
h:\vks while on their Northern flight
is some: hing pitiful. A sportsman's
joiirmii a few month* u.?voted a
column .'.? so to the doings of a certain
gunner who resides near the Atlantic
Highlands. The Highlands are right
in the path annually taken by the
hawks on their way from their wintei
resorts, and this year Mr. While, the
party in question, Is reputed to have
killed largo mini hers of hawks of all
kinds. If Mr. White and bis kindred
spirits would devote tliomselvts sole?
ly lo the sharp-shinned hawks thai are
so destructive to game and chickens,
ihey would be doing some reai good to
the cause of game protection; but to
ruthlessly destroy any hawk that is
ilying over, jus! because it is a hawk
and not protected by law, is an outrage
from the naturalist's and humanitar?
ian's pi iiil of view.
M?|M .,1 Valley f..ice.
Tt is somewhat remarkable that the
only known maps of the Valley Forge
encampment during the winter of 1777
'7S w.-re made ktown*to an American
as late a- last year. when du,im
Ponnypacker discovered them in Am?
sterdam ;fi:d that, presented before the
Sons of the devolution on their visit
to Valley I'orgc recently, they wilt
only become known to tin- American
public when published in the society's
year-book. The scries of maps now in
Judge I'onnypaoker's possession and
niado originally by a French engineer
with ihe American army, include not
only careful drawing-, of the Valley
Forge encampment, but plans also or
ihe battle-fields of Pennsylvania and
New .lei soy.
li i~ understood that the plot of the
Valley Forge encampment modifies
materially the traditions concerning
ilie camp, showing tire location of
troops wls*re heretofore no troops have
been supposed to have had their en?
campment, 'ihe careful Hollander
who contributed so heartily to the
American cause appears to have con?
tributed the last chapter to the his?
tory of ihe cause by preserving these
maps until they fell into the right
a RImIhis l*iioti?u;mi?lier.
"What you .loin' out wid dal cam
crer to-day. 'Itaslus?"
?'I been phoie. grafin. mammy, o'
"Whah you been?"
"Down back of Mr. Simmous' chick?
"Jes' a pa'r o' pullets. I lef 'em In
ccceniric people are sometimes pecu?
liar persons that others can't afford to
As our lull goods Will SoOtl bcgitl In
irrive we must clear our stock of ill
?eniaining summer goods. It will be
?our gain?our loss?even if you should
keep them tor next season, as it will
yni-.I-.INERY?All of our remaining?
uulrimmed hats will be sold for
Trimmed Hats, worth from $3.00 t.i
jcr,.00. will be sold for
Our black and colored trimmed sai'
ors that sold from $1.00 and upwards
children's 25c Sailors now for
Children's Tarn O'Shanta Caps, in all
? Children's Eaton Caps for
Children's Lace Voque Bonnets that
sohl for $1.00 to $2.00, now
Children's Lace Caps that sold ror
75 cents, now
Lac? Caps that sold for'50 cents, now
Lace Caps that sold for 25c. and 36c, |
Lace Caps that sold for 15c, now
Ladies' Orawers. full size, with ruffle I
if cambric; regular 25c brand, now |
I'mbrella Drawers, with Cambric |
rutllle and edge, or hemmed ana
uu ka, regular 35 cent kind, lor
Cambric Drawers, with two rows
?alciiciennes inserting and edged, a
egttlar 75 cent quality, for
A plain low neck corset cover
Corsets covers trimmed with em?
broidery edge on neck and sleeves,
worth cents, for
covei overs with Torchon lace trim?
ming and inserting. worth 50 cents,
A beautiful Corset Cover with gath
ered waist, trimmed with a line cam
bric embroidery, worth 75 cents, for
A full size gown -with cambric riitTle
and tucked, worth 50 cents, for
A full size gown with torchon In?
setting and lace, for
Capital Dry Goods House
2'il.O Washington Ave.
RICES PUSHED nearer-to the slender purses of
housekeepers than ever before in the history of tins
store. Don't look for low prices without looking for
high qualities. That is the only compensation that
All of our Ladies' Black anil Tan Forty pairs of
Oxfords fop $1.19. Ladles' BlltWGUD SlliiDfirs
Some have vesting and cloth top. I Former price $1 and $1:20,
Soft Doiurola, button, hand turned I
soles. Were o5 cents,
Misses* ami Children's
Tan, black anil patent leaihei"; former
price .%\ and $1.2?,
Men's Tan SSioes
tili stock ; threo ???<
I value $2.00 and ?'
FOR $l 95?
I Russia u r.-tiu stock ; three ?? ood soles ;
real value $2.00 and
fieri s Vici Kid Shoes,
Ladiss' Soft Kid. Shoesh;;,;; :::;!J;5n::y,u,i"s,on
lines, formal' price
Flexable soles; lace :niil button : al!
the newest shapes : were $ 1 .f>0 ami I
SI ,7?, \
FOR $1.10. !???
-?~~Z~~..-L. 1 Hen's Vfci Kid Shoes.
Fifty Fairs <>f I ?
Ladies' Tan Patent Tip Oxfords'T:,ns: ^ootivear weit shoes, vesting
.... ,. , ,, , Stop* plain solen new coin: former
lhe former price i>! these slices were! ? c... -(l
$1.00, 1 price $.>.oO,
^ Shoes ExGhanged, Money Refunded
p Eiseman's Shoe Retloco,
& 2000 Washington Avenue. Corner Twenty .sixth Street.