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THE WASHrN-GTOT TIMES, THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1895.
Famous Nappu Leon.
More lUan a contury oro, on tue pictur
esque island of CorsiCR.ln the Mediterranean,
In a certain comfortable barnyard, a fat and
bundsoine lien Bat upon a bnker'6 dozen
fKgs of lier own layinc. Her Imsband,
8iur Buna, ivas a cook or quiet, respectable
habits, nevor known to lndulKinvordy con
trivtrsis through the fence-paliiiKS, nor
in cro whirs and challenges of his neighbors.
B nr? his marriage to bis sikmisc. Dame
Letitia Bona, lie bad not, fought a single
dufl which, considering the twice, was a re
I)ani' Letitia, I fear, did not yield that
respect to licr lord and master which he de
served; for often when he came bringing her
a particularly juicy worm from tho gar
den, a dolicious grub, or some kernels of
corn fall-n bet ween t lie 1mm of I lie granary,
sh would award his attentions by so sav
ng1 a iKck upon the head or so fwroe a
pluck at his gills ttiat he would be fain to
retire with a squall.
I)atn Letit.a Bona came of ancient fight
ing stock. Ttiro liad len famous game
cocks in her family; awl, respectable fe-
liiul' .is slit- was, wiien the wiuie cock re
siding In the adjoining yard would thrust
h.b u ad between the paling in oouteniplu-
our challenge of Sicur Bona- the latter, ac
cording to his custom, giving no heed to the '
bluster of his quarrelsome neighbor Dame
Lotitia had been known tosoiKl the Wusterer
back to his family witii a nip in his comb
that all his wives for he was a Turkish
cork and kept a harem had much ado to
It is not to be marveled at, tlieu, that I
one, at least, of Dame Loutia's brood,
when hatched, should exhibit the hered-
itary fighting strain. This little roo.tcr, I
whom his mother named Nappy, Leon, '
after some diManl aucestor, fouglit his I
brotliers before Uie shell was off his back;
and never a day passed but Dame Letitia I
had to rescue one or another of her downy '
children from the bill of their fiery brother
As time went ou the young Nappy became
the tyrant of the baruyard. He fought
a dozen pitched battles with cocks of hisown
age He pecked thehoadsofallthegoshngs,
and pulled ot the feathers of all the duck
be should begin to lay the foundations
of his future career, unless, indeed, he were
to end it too early upon the gridiron
with garlic and turnips, after the Corsican
fashion. His father had determined to
send him away to school, where, as he put
it, lie might win his bpurs while getting
some sen-u knocked into that overgrown
comb of his.
Dame Letitia shed floods of tears, and
there was even a suspicion of moisture
upon the venerable beak of the filcur
) himself, as he called his sou to him and
I delivered a few last words of advice
' advice suggested by hi& ptaetical and
1 ambitious wife.
, 'My boy," he said, "you are going
j forth among strangers, from whom you
can not expect the tenderness and con-
I sick-ration you have received from your
' mother and me. You must hereafter
scratch for yourself, and you must be
prepared to submit to many restraints and
iiiuigiiu-j wmcii your piouu npirit has
hitherto resented. But let two words
' guide you in your way through life; namely,
patience ami policy.
Tlie annals, written in bird-Latin, and
often with spluttering quills pulled from
I the wings of some captive goose are not
easily read, bat we gather that while Nappy
j was wandering about Paris, roosting in
i tnvs, and scratching a living out of garbage
heaps, an old tutor of his, a parrot of
venerable age, and a wise old fowl, met him
one day, and learning his situation got him
a post "in a Hock oi Gallic cocks, liurgun
' dian ravens, Breton geese, and Gascon
draks. together with a great number of
Partisan loons, gulls, snipo, storks, spar
rows and what not. It appears that a
vast numbsr of hawks and crows, many of
English breed, had established themselves
DR. WALKER'S RECORD
OF OUEES STANDS WITHOUT
AN EQUAL IN THE ANNALS
OF MEDICAL PEAOTIOE.
He Cures When Others FailCon
in a place where they defied the utmost of- ,
forts of the .French fowls to oust them.
Hre it was that our hero's military genius
first showed itself.
Now it should ba known that the com
mander or the forces was a certain Major
General Gander, a miserable old rascal, if
the truth must be told, one-sided fromtheloss
of a wing, lame, from a foot deformed by
being irozen, vain and stupid withal, and
convinced that tho fate of the whole nation
lay in his paddles. ;Nappy Leon, with the
adventurous and unquiet disposition which
went so far toward his after success, and
also to his final overthrow, being dissatis
fied with tho slow and lruitless tactics of
Gen. Gander, one dav flew into an elm tree
lings Oneday he even eontromed a tough which overlooked the enemy's position, and
old gander, and it must have gone hard from thence devised a plan for the expulsion
of the defenders or Toulon, lie inui his
scheme before Gander, who hesitated,
with him had not his father happened
along, and, by a iudlciotis mingling of
persuasion and flattery, t-oolhed tho irri- quacked, hissed, nibbled at his only remain
tnted gander aud averted the impending
Dame Letitia was secretly very proud
of her mettlesoino offspring, and by her
hints and encouragement did much to even
the soft influence of her husband. The
Bieur Bona would sikIi deeply as ho saw
his wife tenderly preening the ruffled
feat hers of her favorite after one of his dally
"Ah, wife," he would say, "I fear you
are doing very wrong to lend counte
nance to our son's quarrelsome disposi
"Nonsense!" she would reply, con
temptuously. "He will get on all tho
better for showing some spirit, as others
I could mention should do." This was
one of her back-handed buffets, which
she knew so well how to deliver For
the Bieur was notable in all tho barn
yards around for his mild character.
Perhaps," would be the quiet answer,
"unless he should get into the soup
1a the meantime, my dear.
After a while oven the doting mother
began to be alarmed at the pugilism of her
ins wins, billed his unlaundered shirt-front.
I took a sip from the mud-puddle before
which ho had established his quarters, pulled
out and ato a very large earth worm, with
a profoundly reflective aspect, and con
Nappy Leon proceeded at once to his
quarters. Doubtless there might have been
Been a haughtier carriage of his head, a
more brilliant gleam or hl6 eyes, a loftier
poise of his comb, as he summoned his
flock for the assault. Be this as it may,
he selected his btorming party with great
great dispatch. He chose Brienne's
"Heavies," uniformed in yellow and black;
Thibault's "Whites," in snowy vests and
green jackets, every fowl of noble family;
De Verg lie's chnrge; and, finally, Chambord 'a
"Sparrows," hardy, reckless little fellows,
before whose iron bills even the "Royal
Eagles" had more than once taken flight.
"VVe need not pause to describe the event.
It will suffice if we say that Xappy, at
the head of his gallant flock, swooped
down upon the surprised and demoralized
foe, and, after a Ehort but desperate battle,
There is no doubt that a physician
T.vho makesa life study of certain ailments,
as Dr. Walker has done for twenty-four
years, of nervous, brain, and chronic dis
eases, is better qualified to treat and
euro them than ihegencralpractliioner.who
endeavors to cover the whole wide raugo
of complaints that affect humanity.
Although Dr. Walker's practice is
largo and extensive, and steadily increas
ing, and his timo is in constant demand,
he has alwayb firmly adhered to his sys
tem of email fees; he never makes a
charge of any kind for consultation, ex
amination or advice. This places the won
derful benefit of iiifi great skill within tho
reach of all. In addition to tho large
number or callers hu sees daily, he yet
finds time to auswer personally the many
letters hu constantly receives from out-of-town
sufferers who seek his aid or advice.
Dr. Walker makes It an iron-clad rulo to
only accept lor treatment those cases he
KNOWS he can cure; others are candidly
told their condition and sent away.
Young or middle-aged men suffering
from the effects of their own follies, vices
or excesses, or men contemplating mar
riage who are conscious ol any impedi
ment oi disqualification, or those who feel
their youthful vigor and power decliulng,
should consult Dr. Walker, who has
been the means or restoring hundreds of
such unfortunates to health, btrength
His well-known sanitarium at 1-111 Penn
sylvania avenue, adjoining Willard's Ho
tel, is open daily lor consultation and
treatment. Office hours, 10 a. m. to 5 p.
m.; Wednesday and Saturday evenings,
7 to 8; SundavB, 10 to 12.
frequently in Nappy's mouth, "where the
hen got the axe" that Is in the neck.
On a far-distant island of the sea, he
pined away the remnant of his life, nib
bling his feathers, stalking around his
narrow domain, feebly crowing and dream
ing over again the vast dreams which
erstwhile had kept the world In excitement.
Peace to his feathers! He was a wonder
ful fowl in his time; but his life illufctrates
the great truth that, bird or man, if we
riy high, we may fall low Adapted from
Deraorcst's Family Magazine.
Still holds good from
July 7th to 14th, inclusive.
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filled ivilli chicken wns notlilnj; but broth.
In Ills rase he rushed out, and beeins the
recumbent fifrurc of Alonzo on a benci
lie went over to him. There were traces
of chicken nbout Alonzo's mouth, and
John waited for no more. He Jumped on
his chicken-loving friend and walloped
him all over the grass plot, until Aloiuo
finally managed to escape and relate his
woes to the two policemen. John was
locked up, nnd will tell his story to Judge
-MODEHX llOX AXD COX.'
drove them, pell-mell, out of their works,
favorite, and sometimes went so far as to i with terrible duckings, squallings, screcch
ndmliuster a peck upon the head of Uie lugs and croakings, in a. cloud of torn
youthful J appy which , as every one knows,
is the ancient form of chastisement among
fowls But Nappy had gotten beyond
maternal control, aad with a "squawk"
of pain and anger, the spoiled chick would
bo off to pick another scuffle with the
red bantam, his particular enemy, or the
Black Spanish cockerel, who was Ju6t
sprouting his spurs and boldly declared
his intention of putting down that hot
headed Nappy some day.
At length the hour came when the young
Nappy Leon must leave the paternal roost
and seek his fortune in the great world.
He bad grown to Uie age and proportions
of a flue broiler, and It was time that
feathers, wings, beakB, gills, combs and
top-knots. Nappy himself had a desperate,
though brief, combat wlUi Major Flemish,
the commandant. Those who witnessed the
struggle declared afterward that the sight
of it was worthy of a poem.
The further history of Nappy Leon is
one long tale of bloodshed nnd victory
over his enemies. Ills grateful followers
put him on top of Uie finest hen-coop,
aud ho was declared to be the emperor
fowl of the whole country But there
came a time when Nappy had to rbdicnte.
He could do nothing else if he wished to
save hl life; for he knew that he must
otherwise "get It," to use a bit of Flang
Mltclioll'H Chicken Was Purloined
Kroni tlii Pot 1)3- Friend Alonzo.
John Mitchell, colored, is a prisoner
at No. 1 station-house, charged with as
saulting AlonzoColc. Policemen Kllmartin
and Ibckets arrested him, and John told
them a story which he considers justifica
tion for almost any kind of an assault.
John and Alonzo live at No .'125 Thirteen-and-a-half
street, and yesterday evening
John purchased a chicken with which lie
proceeded to make for his dinner some rich
and savory chicken soup. He made it,
and just after taking it off the stove ho
stepped out for a moment.
Just about that time in walked Alonzo.
The appetizing odor of chicken soup fell
across his nostrils, and he followed the
smell to where the pot stood. The tempta
tion wns too great for him. It was an
opportunity such as seldom came his way,
and without much hesitation he plunged
his fingers in the pot and ate all the
chicken out of the soup. Then he went out
In the yard and went to sleep.
John returned, and seizing a spoon he
dipped into the pot, expecting to find a huge
chunk of chicken there. Much to his dis
gust, however, the soup that he leftfco well
"Did you remember nic?" asked an oldish
man with the look of a fanner about him
as he leaned forward in a Grand avenue
car and addressed a man who hub Just
finished reading his morning paper.
"Can't soy I do," was tho reply after a
look into his face.
"Wasn't we ridin' together on a car
on this line a year ago aud I told you I was
goiu' to 6uo my neighbor for knockln' a
horn off one of my cows."
"I don't remember."
"Didn't I tell you I'd have the law on
him and git even If it cost me every dol
lar I had?"
"I really don't remember. You must
'have got me mixed up with somebody
"I don't think so. I went at It and
sued the man, Jest as I said I would.
The injury to the cow didn't amount to
15 cents, but what with fees to lawyers
and witnesses and the costs I'm out
about a thousand dollars."
"That's too bad."
"But didn't you tell me it would come
Jest that way?" persisted the farmer.
Didn't you say the lawyers would git my
farm while I was trying to git satisfac
tion?" "Oh, no! no! no! I see now that it
must be a case of mistaken Identity. Be
ing a lawyer myself, I should certainly
have advised you to sue and keep on
fighting the case in court till you hadn't
a pair of boots to stand in." Detroit
Fired nt tlio Policeman.
Henry Cissle, a coupler, employed at the
Seventh street power-house, was arrested
last night by Policeman Coffin charged
with profanity. "When the officer attempted
to take him into custody he drew a pistol
aud fired upon the policeman. Cissle was
locked up at btatiou4.
Baltimore, July 10. Flour inactive,
unchanged receipts. 8,780 barrels; ship
ments, 10,155 barrels; sales, 250 barrels.
Wh eat unsettled and rinner spot andmonth,
G6 l-'iaG61-2; August, G6 l-2a6G 3-1;
September, 67 l-luG7 1-2; steamer, No. 2
red, G3aG3 1-2 receipts, 8,830 bush-Is;
stock, 185,507 bushels; sules, 210,000
bushels; Southern wheat by sample, G4a68;
do. on grade, G3aG7. Corn dull spot, 48;
month, -17 1-2; August, 47 1-2 asked;
September, 48 asked receipt. U3.3GG
bushels,; shipments, 42,857 bushels;
stock, 1SG.088 bushels; sales, 1,000 bush
els; Southern white corn, 48a40; do. yel
low, 50a5l. Oats, steady, fair demand
No. 2 whitoWestern.32 l-2a33;No.2mixed,
30 l-2a31 receipts, 5,694 bushels; stock,
104.U1G bushels; Itye quiet, no demand
No. 2, 50a5l stock, 6,140 nusbrfs. IJay
quiet and steady good to choice timothy,
6.50. Grain freights, some improvement,
unchanged. Sugar firm, unchanged. But
ter dull fancy creamery, 18; do. imita
tion, 14al5; do ladlo, 13; good ladle,
llal2; storo packed, 10al2. Eggs firm
fresh, 12. Cheese firm, unchanged.
Chicago Hoard of Trade
Oi'n. High. Low. Cloie.
i-eptombor G4 C5Ji W 65Jfi
December 67 63 CCJ4 673
Feptombor 43 45 43 43?6
Docomber S5K 301 35V6 35
Soptomber 23 21 I3JS 23
September 11.15 11.27 11.00 11.23
Soptember 6 42 G.42 5.35 6.35
Ssptember 6.25 6.25 6.12 &20
General Electric Co
Joraoy Central ,
Louisrillo is NashTille ,
Lako Krio & Westorn..
MUaonrl Pacific. 33
Northern I'aciao pTd.
New York Central
Ontario it Western ...
Pullman P. C. Co
Southern Itailway. pTd
. 37J4 37J4 3S 3G-J1
. 10 103 1UI IWiJi
.. VSyi COSfi 593 COti
. 147J6 117M 14-W 147&
.. 2454 25 214 2a?4
.. 112& 112H3 :.i invi
& S2 33
53W 54 52 54
WU HQM S8i U056
lSk 18J4 18fcx 1S
34 34 34 34V4
lOlfci lOli H'lM 10114
40Jfc 40?,, 40j 401
17 17-6 17s 17?$
29 234i 23-Vf 9
171 174 174 17$
1S 1854 KS--1 1
TM ?A Ti TXi
145ji 14 146 UH
43 4-J56 13
6U 695i; Bi 65sS
iii 112 110 m
Tennosse Coal & Iron. .. 8816 ZisXA 86?4 33
Texas Paclflc !35fi 13 13 12fcJ
Union Pacific 13 13? 131$ 13&
U.S. Cordage 1 m 0i 1
Westorn Union 91JJ 815S 91t 93S
Wabasn profeirod 19W 20 19 20
Whee.J5L.li 17tf 17?g 17 175
"Wubliiiiiiton Grain Murker.
Reported by the Grain Exchange.
Spring patent flour, per barrel, 4.25a
4.50; spring straight flour, per barrel,
4.00a4.25; winter patent flour, per barrel,
4.00a4.15; winter straight flour, per
barrel, 3.75a3.00; winter extra flour, per
barrel, 3.25a3.50; clipped white oats,
per bushel. 36a37; No. 2 white oats, per
bushel, 34 l-2a35; No. 2 mixed oats, per
bushel. 31a32; o. 2 yellow corn, per
bushel, 54a35;No. 2 whitecorn, per bushel,
54a55; No. 1 timothy hay, per ton, 17.C0a
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regular banking hours willfiud itcon
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Families Going Away
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warehouse of this company as 1140 15th at. H-W.
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for this purpose, which have withstood every
test made by government experts.
We have every faculty tor packing and
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15.00; No. 1 mixed hay, per ton, 14.00a
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13.00; No. 1 cuthay,perton,17.00al7.50;
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middlings, per ton, 17.00al8.00; ry
straw, per ton, 13.00al4.00;wUeat straw,
per ton, 5.00a5.."0. The above quota
tions for car lots delivered on track, Washington.
New York Cotton.
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Soptembor. G.9S H.93 183 0 83
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