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N,i.M-rihi lor the Bbe. only 20 cents
nwr nuTtilHWts should bear in mind
that tlx'iv isn colored population ofsev
,u ihoiwmd colored piM.ple in the Dis
Mi.t ot Columbia, nntl iftlicy want their
trad-, adverrW' in tbr Hbe.
Tin reception of the Gay Heart Social
Cluh. No. 1. wliirli took place at Congress
Hall last Tliiiiwtoy evening was a gram!
viicrcfc-. 'J'!"' toilets of the ladies were
niiiyin' him? beautiful. Much credit is due
to tJme who had the entertainment in
lJrtuv. and many others,
.bulge Snell. will hold receptions daily
f.ii nil persons who may volnntarly call.
"P.la-U Maria' will make morning trips
to tin- station houses tree of charge. The
r -plain at the Police Court were largely j
attended during the week.
A smart boy to learn the printing
lnminnsc is wauled at the ofliee of the
Hek. Call between the hours of 4 and 5 j
Company B. Capitol City Guards; will 1
celebrate their first anniversary ou Tues
day, December 4th. This celebrated
company will then he one year old.
There will be a street parade, in the after
noon, and a grand banquet, in the eve
ning. The committee of seven will make
the occasion a grand success.
There was quite an excitement in the
vicinity of Hell's bottom this week a
moiig the colored people. It was rumor
edthat the. colored peoples Jesus (Bro.
John iBrooks( was dead.
The readers attention arc willed to the
advertiscmentofC.il. Pearson ami
P. Gray, who have opened a fust class
barber simp at the corner of Thhteentli
and II street. Northwest.
Major Sampson B. Bailey, late of Ton
quin, now of Norfolk, is anxiously
sought after by bis late canvassers here in
this city. They voted their men. but
still we were beat by the largest majority
ever cast here., Bailey is a failure, and
we would advise, him to stuj' away. The
gamblers say Bailey is a good key to
Mr. John A. Seaton who holds a lucra
tive position in New York city, will spend
his hollidays here. Mr. Seaton was the
first colored Alderman elected here and
vnjoyed the esteem of all men irrespec
tive of party or creed.
Mr. Win. A. Rowe, late :i straighout
candidate for the Houe of Delegates,
from this citv and county, received 53
votes out of 3000 votes cast. Now that's
The Washington M. E. Conference
meets at Lynchburg, March 12th. Bishop
E. G. Andrews will preside. This assem
bly will be an important one as the laity
will he represented, besides the appoint
ment of preachers to their different lields
of labor. It will be called upon to elect
delegates to the General Conference
which meets next May at Philadelphia,
and in all probability that body will elect
a colored Bishop.
We propose to put in a bid to the state
central Republican Committee for the
assembling of the next state convention,
l.annoifs Opera House will be completed
by that that time.
Look out for the Bee next week, it
will be brimful of news.
THE COLORED CADET.
lit is learned at the war department
that Alexander, the Ohio colored cadet,
who was admitted to the academy upon
(passing the examination after the white
iboy whose alternate he was had failed to
ipasg. occupies a very dith-rcnt position to
'he academy from that of Flipper or
Whititaher. Alexander is treated as an
equal by ihe boys of his class in their
work and their play. No difference is
made between him and any other boy by
his comrades. All this without con
straint on the part of authorities of the
academy, and in the most natural way
possible. The instructors think well of
Gen. Lew Wallace says thm he was
converted to ChrUianity by Col. Ingcr
v'ill. He was inclined to be skeptical as
t the divinity of Christ. Ingi-rsoU pre
s'iited his infidel views. Wallace, was
much impressed, but finally remarked
'hat he was not prepared to agree with
f'ersollon certain extreme propositions.
higcroil thereupon urifed Wallace to
HHe the ma'ter carefi.l ?tudy, ex rcssini!
his confidence that In would, after so
d"iiii:. fully acquiesce in the Ingersoll
view. For gjx y(us he tl ought, studied
:n.d seai died. At the ml of that time
he said : "The result is the absolute con
viction that Jesus of Nazareth is nitony
a Christ and the Christ, but that he is
ako my Christ, my Savior and my Redeemer.'
Ii u" e-peeiuliv, Mes-r.. Win. L. Free- : The public and my patrons are hereby noti
n,r president: Win. Kov and Misses j "edthatl have removed to 73S 13th street,
' T , , ; N. V. with C. H. Pearson, where I can rc
i.i.i I?,uin Imnvi .Inline. n iiPiMiwnon .
"' ' commodate all who
THE NEW PUBLIC HALL.
With their accustomed enterprises, the
Washington Cadet Corps have seized upon the
opportunity offered, and have taken a lease
for a term of years of a tine new building, now
In course of completion, on O street, North
west, between 7ih and 8th streets, to be used
as their armory, and a public hall, which will
be for rent at reasonble rates, for pubic meet
ings, evenings entertainments, lectures.
concerts, fairs, etc., Hiuh relieving many of
our churches from turning their sacred edi
fices into places of barter, and affording to the
numerous colored organization of the city, an
accessible place for the holding of anniversa
ries, giving entertainments, etc., It is a
well known fact, that there has not been for
the past two years any place available fox
such purposes, and of a suitable size to be se
cured for love or money for the use of our
people, and we should all show by our patron
age, the appreciation which our young friends
so richly merit. They expect to have posses
sion of the building during the coming week,
and will have an invitation house warming
on Thanksgiving night, after which time the
Hall will be open for engagements for all
unreserved evenings. Several parties we
learn, have already bespoken evenings, and
it might be well for those deslrlug to speak
up earl j.
For the purposes of the Armory, there 1b
ou the second floor, in the front, an officers
room, containing a locker for each officer,
and a washstand, as fixtures, the furnishing
lias not yet been done of course. Hack of
this room is a room of a little larger size, for
the use of the non-commissioned olllcers,
containing a smaller room for the Company
property, and exclusive use of the Quarter
master. West of these two rooms and run
ning the entire depth of the building from
front to rear is the gun room, which will
have a gun rack similar to that in the new
armory of tno National Rifles, and be used
as the general assembly room for the men.
On the upper floor, and covering the whole
building is the drill room, measuring Gl by
A CABD TO THE PEOPLE.
Washiugton. D. C, Nov. 15, 18S3.
patronage. Hair-cutting, Shampooing, Shav
ing ami Dying done in ttrst class style.
WILLIAM P. GRAY.
Reported esix;cially for the Bek.
Mr. 11. B. Robinson is getting down to
work for the Bee in this city. He hopes
to get 500 monthly subscribers. The Bee
will liud hiai an energetic
Our city churches are enjoying great
prosperity, spiritually and and financially.
Kolwit-s Chapel. M. E. church and the
First Baptist church are the oldest in the
city. Next in order follows the Third
Baptist, JShilnh Baptist, Beulah Baptist,
Mt. Zion Baptist, Ebenezer Baptist and
Meade Episcopal Chapel. Revs. P. G.
Walker, Samuel Madden, Cook, Graham,
Warring, and Bailey constitutes our
spiritual advisors. In point of ability,
eloquence and efficiency, they rank as a
body second to none in the state. The
Bee will in the future give shott synopis
of the several discourses delivered in the
Mr. Chapman Fauntleroy lias gone into
the coal and wood retail business. Chap,
is a jolly fellow.
Messrs. W. II. Madella, P. II. Simp
kins, and Geo. W. Piper, our efficient
school teachers, are attending the How
ard University Medical College.
Lieutenant Win. A. Carter will soon
lead to the marriage alter a beautiful and
Sir Knight Geo. L.Preston of the In
terior Department is the best drilled
Knight Templar in the state.
Mr. Charles Scipio of the Interior De
parment has located here. lie will find
in the old Belle Haven a cordial welcome.
We need enterprising and live young men
in our midst.
Mr. Win. Gray the well known dealer
in cattle, and who conducts the best meat
stall in our market, is the richest colored
citizen here. He is reputed to be worth
The military boom is still booming,
and we will soon have a crack company.
Col. David A. Windsor our popular
Postmaster is not the least dismayed by
the recent turn of afiairs. He is the best
organizer in the district, and is most
feared by the Democrats. The Bourbons
would of not rolled up their big majori
ties here had Col. Windson been in com
mand. CIVIL RIGHTS AT ALEXANDRIA
The colored citizens of Alexandria and
vicinity, will hold a Civil Rights meeting
in that city at Armory nail, next Wed
nesday evening, November 21st. The
meeting will be held under the auspices
of the Old Dominion club. Hon. Freder
ick Douglass, M. M. Holland. Esq., A. St.
A. Smith, and W. Calvin Chase. Edirois
of the Washington Bee will deliver ad
dresses. Invitations have been sent to
Register B. K. Bruce, Col. R. G. Inger
soll. Hon. Geo. C Gorham, Col. D. A.
Windson, Postmaster of Alexandria, and
Dear Louise :
I cannot begin to tell
you bow irlad I was to reeeive your last
letter; vou may conclude that 1 was, as
with many others, supremely happy. I
hope that we will have uninterrupted
communication tor a long time. You
were not at church Sunday, ven- you.J
I attended the 15th street, and heard Dr.
Grimke preach a poweiful sermon, es
pecially dedicated to sneaks, bars and
slanderers, had the Docter thrown a rock
or a small sized stone promisciously out
in front of him just then and there when
in the midst of his. coi telling rebuke and
terrible assault on liars, sneaks and slan
derers, bad he made a move howvmany
heads would have dodired. Well Lou .
all churches have a quota tmre or less,
but tins church seems to catch then-fuse
matter, from all churches, localities and
communities, both near and tar. It is
not the real people of this church, or the
The largest number of uroKeu uu .. -cictv
wrecks and played out people that
leave other places for the good of the
place, who make their way to Washing
ton, seem to think that their proper place
is to get in as one of the loth street
real people of the city mat mim t..r
class, but it is the imports from here, there
and everywhere, that get into ashmg
tonand make this chuich their refuge.
church. Well what to do ; get in to so
ciety. We suggest (I do) that a decided
ly more strict surveillance be exercised
over matters tliere in the future, and that
the proper caution be exercised to get the
church back to her old standard.
I am very glad to hear that it is inten
ded to make L's wedding, that is to occur
at Berean. December, 19th, a real society
affair. She is a smart gill and all this
community will wish her a prosperous
journey. The Virginia residents in the
city will no doubt make the occasion one
of note and honor of the groom, C. J. M.
who has been orator and busy politician
over in the old state for a number of
years. We shall get a glimpse of several
Richmond belles, who will be here at
that time. E. C. L. that made such a
hit in Louisville last fall, will be with us
in time for the wedding, and the first
Sparta sociable. Mrs. A. is deserving of
all the honors and courtesies that she is
receiving at the Capitol. She is to be
classed with those called the "noble
women of the state," Bessie has recov
ered, she was out driving last Wednesday
with the young Californian. I asked her
about him, she said that his claims upon
her were baced on the simple fact that he
was by all odds the most unpretending
man she was ever introduced to. They
go together very much, no donbt he
thinks lots of her. Miss W. whose ac
quantence I have not the pleasure to
possess, ie Gist growing into favor as a
musician. She deserves more than is
said for her as the presiding one at As
bury organ. Our old friend (W. C.) was
ever so kind, he obtained seats for us at
the great Ingersoll meeting, and we
thank him for his goodness. The O. M.
E. was even more eloquent than usual,
and Col. Robert, oh? I just put him
where Sumner stood. The other affair at
Dr. Rankins church was dull, flat, stale
and unprofitable affair. The Professor
was at least twenty years behind. He
made a speech, a stump speech, but sub
mitted no remedy for the present, nor
did he sa' anything that the whole audi
aoce did not know. Men who would be
leaders, must not remain away from the
scene ol action too long. When you pee
G. tell her not to fail to attend the Liter
ary on M street on the 20th. I will be
present with a dear friend from St, Louis,
and I am anxious for her to meet him.
after this, he can call on her in person.
I have an object in introducing them at
the Literary. I am glad to tell you that
I have at last succeeded in getting the S.
S. I am so proud of it. I shall break
the ice with it at Jeromes wedding.
Jennie will be. back on the 22nd. Kate
has not been to our house since Septem
ber. The young man from Tennesee
made no impression upon her whatever.
She says that he is as liirbt as a feather in
his head. C. will be with us on Tuesday.
The Dramatic Club has much trouble in
getting on its feet. G. R. is the proper
man to be it head, very true, but mater
ial is lacking. No, indeed, I would not
think of oii. g to Ab'xaudria alone, since
the Democrats have won their bloody
blood-bought victory. You can observe
the mean, hating rebellious spirit, mani
festing itself towards colored ladies who
travel on the boats between here and
there. Sadie who is teaching near Dan
ville, wrote, to her mother that over seven
teen colored men were killed in Virginia
from the 2olh of October to November
Gth. and each death was because of the
loyality and adherence to Gen., Mahone,
and the liberal party. Good bye until
week after next.
ST. AGTJSTLNE'S CHURCH FAIR.
The fair for the benefit of St.
Agustine's church was formally
opened "Wednesday night in the
biisenient of the .church, which
was prettily and tastefully decora
ted. The Excelsoir brass band
was in attendance and rendered
a select programme of music. The
tables ere arranged as follows:
Fancy goods, in charge of Mrs.
Elizabeth Troy; confectionery,
Airs. M. 0. James; Sunday school
table containing silverware, china
and glassware, embroideries, cloth
ing, hats, umbrellas, Turkish rugs,
slippers and paintings, the latter
including a portrait of Father
Berotti, in charge of Miss Sarah
Smith; lunch table, Miss T. Jack
son, punch table, Miss Nellie
Small wood; supper room, Miss C.
Hamilton; fancy table, Mrs. James
Jackson, assisted by Misses Wil
liams, Jackson, Herbert and Hop
kins; confectionery, Mrs. Jane
Smallwood; fancy goods, Miss
Among the articles to be voted
for are a lady's gold watch to the
most popular young lady, silver
watch to the most popular attor
ney, and ji gold badge, insignia of
the Knights of St. Augustine, to
the most popular knight. The
proceeds of the fair, which vill
continue until the thirtieth mst.
will be used in reducing the debt
of the church. The attendance
was quite large.
The fair will continue for two
weeks. The voting for the lady's
watch is becoming quite interest
ing, There are quite a number of
ladies who have entered the cou
test and all feel sanguine of suc
Tuesday evening last, Bethel
Hall was packed with a cultivated
and interested audience. Miss
Gibbon's "Flee as a Bird," was
sung in a truly artistic style. Mr.
Walter H. Brooks read an origi
nal poem that portrayed the condi
tion at the south as truly as ihe
"Fools Errand" and "Bricks with
out Straw." Rev. Mr. Coppm
was then introduced. He is not
only a man of thought and ex
perience but a wit of no small
pretention. Ilia theme, "What
must we do," was a practical essay
rn the situation and what our peo
ple should do. After a good sen
sible talk from Mr. Coppin, Rev.
Dr. Arnctt, financial secretary of
the board missions of M. E.
Church was introduced, and
spoke for ten minutes, then Mr.
Malord, Mr. Carter, Mr. Richard
son, Mr. Brooks, and finally Mr.
Coppin closed the discussion. The'
evening was well spent. Mr.
Frederick Douglass speaks next
Tuesday evening, subject: "Phil
osophy of Reform."
Our subscribers must bear in
mind that on the first of every
month our collector will call and if
you fail to pay for the Bee your
name will be erased from the
books. Always have the 20cts,
ready. Remember also yonr back
The Centennial Social Club
which is so well known in this
community will give their first
reception at Willard's Hall Mon
day eveuing, Kov. 19th. General
admission 50cts. See advertise
ment in amusement column.
MUSICAL. AKD DRAMATIC,
New dramatic recruits, Miss
Mary Naile and Mrs. Mary Oty.
The new dramatic company it
is said will introduce a strong cast
The performances at Forjs, Opera
house and the National Theatre
were interesting this week.
The fitth verse in the poem which
was dedicated to the Bee by Miss
A, V. McCabe, our vocalist, should
have read as follows ;
Thy friends are many because of thy stings
Thy foes look upon thee with fear.
They know what is borne on thy web like
And thy hum they know when they hear.
Miss Jennie Arnold who was
married on last Wednesday even
ing in Alexandria is considered to
be one of the finest readers in that
city. She will be missed in the
literary circle of that citv.
The concert which is to take
place at Lincoln Hall on Thanks
giving evening, under the manage
ment of Mr. Henry F. Grant,
should be attended by the oopl-.
Those who have not heard Miss
Nellie Brown Mitchel should em
brace this opportunit
The choir of St. Augustines
church stills holds its own in the
musical line. The many chauges
which have taken place have not
effected the popularity and strength
of the choir.
A veiy pleasent musical enter
tainment was given at the 5th
Baptist Church last Thursday
evening under the auspices of Mr.
Calvin D Johnson, Miss Eessie V.
Wood acted as pianist.
SOUTH WASHINGTON NEWS.
Rev. Mr. Gibbons preached an
excellent oermon last sabbath.
The young ladies of this vicinity
are making arrangements to have
a grand entertainment Thanksgiv
A historical club is to be organ
The people ol this section are
much pleased with the Bee. Your
correspondent has already received
two hundred subscribers within
the present week.
The most popular minister is
Rev. Gibbons. He has the largest
congregation of any minister in
Dr. Sumbyis doing an immense
The Irish and Negroes dont
agree. There is a disposition on
their part to make a fuss with the
colored people. They find out
that they disturbed the wrong tree.
Every colored person in South
Washington shold subscribe for
Among the many peculiar industries
ferreted out by the special agents of the
Census Bureau, one of the most curious is
said to have been discovered in Boston,
where a firm is reported to be doing a large
business in making an imitation honey in
the comb. Singular as this statement ap
pears, there seems to be no reason to doubt
it. According to the account given by the
special agent to whose knowledge the case
was brought, the comb is molded out of
paraffine wax, in good imitation of the
work of bees; the cells are then filled with
simple glucose syrup, flavored doubtless
with some genuine honey, and sealed up by
psssing a hot iron over them. The product
is sold for the best clover honey, and much
of it is said to be shipped to Europe.
Other observations of interest which wer
made, were that the confectioners, besides
using glucose very largely as a subsitutc
for cane sugar, likewise employed immense
quantities of whith earth terra alba). It
is practically harmless, and being very
cheap, is used by the trade to makeweight
Great quantities of tomato catsup, it has
been ascertained, are made without outlay
for the raw material, the ingenious manu
facturers gathering the skin3 and refuse of
the great tomato canning establishments.
Another industry, the magnitude of
which would certainly not be suspected,
is the manufacture of paper patterns for
dresses and wearing appareL In New
York alone there are reported to be no less
than ten such establishments, which con
sume many tons of paper and dispose cf
many thousands of dollars' worth of such
goods all over the country.
The manufacture of artificial flowers and
feathers is reported to be a rapidly growing
WEST WASHINGTON NEWS.
There is to be a marriage on
the 20th inst, between Rev. John
F. Waters and Victoria Butler of
West Washington. &sjgi
Rev. Johr F. Becket of Wil
mington, Deleware, paid a flying,
and surprising visit to his parents
on 0 st. near 27th, on Friday
evening and returned on Saturday
morning. Mr. B. presented the
appearance of health and looked
to be from the fields of plenty.
The Ladies of Ebenezer Church
have recently re carpeted their
church which presents a beautiful
appearance. They gave on Mon
day an excellent supper the pro
ceeds for the painting of the
The Bethesda Literary Associa
tion held their meeting at their
Hall on Thursday evening last.
Question for discussion was, "Is it
best for the colored people to em
egrate to the far West," which was
discussed by Mr. Clark in the af
firmative and H. W. Hewlett m
the negative and was continued
until the 14th for general discus
James A, the 4 year old sou of
Sandy, and Ella Donaldson on
Wednesday at 2 p. ni., Residence
28th near P. sts.
The Infant son of Joseph and
Maggie Dorsey on Wednesday at
3 p. m on Dunbarton and 2Sih
We regret to report the death
of Rev. Wm. Hicks, who died on
Thursday in last week at his resi
dence ou 0 st, bet. 2Sth and 29th
sts., his funeral was preached in
Mt Zion church on Monday the
12th inst at 10 o'clock, a. m. and
from his large and favorable ac
quaintance drew together an im
mense concourse of friends from
different poitions of the cicy to
pay their last tribute of respeet
to one who has lived for the right
and died for the same.
Parents should take warning
and see to it that their shooting
instruments are all kept away
from their children. A youth was
accidently shot and killed, on
Saturday afternoon, near the cor.
27th and I st, while some boys
were skylarking. Win. Henderson,
one of their number was accident
ly shot and from the effectof the
wound died in less than twenty
Afire in Georgetown on Mon
day the 12th inst. about 4 o'clock
the general alarm was sounded
which was quickly responded to
by all the fire departments in the
District. The fire broke out in a
two story brick warehouse cor.
31st and WY.ter st. which was oc
cupied by Messrs. Jarboe, Ruhn
and Rigeway as a cooper shop.
Had it not beeu for the prompt
attendance of the fire department
there might have been a fearful
destruction in that vicinity by fire.
Miss Neal, of West River, Md.
is stoping with Rev. Mr. Denni.V
Mrs. Capt.. Cornnell will soon
open a fancy store in the Fisher's
new building 28th bet 0 and Psts
She has the good wishes of her
many friends for her success in
her new enterprise. Mrs. C. is
bound to prosper in her new bus
iness for her long experience of
handling fine goods will give her
superior advantages over many
others in the same business.
Rev. Edward Murphy preached
at Mt. Zion Sunday morning.
They are still having a crowded
mourners bench and a great many
are being added to their church
Sunday was a rainy and gloomy
dav, still ail the churches were
well attended. Rev. Mr. Brown,
of Ebenezer, pi cached a special
sermou Sunday evening which
drew -a large crowd.
The first Baptist Church was
also well attended. Services con
ducted by the pastor.
"Who Take "T." People of all classes
take tea. Dead people take eterniT ; gay
people festiviT; free people liberT; fash
ionable folks socieT; good people pieT;
successful candidates majoriT ; unsuccess
ful ditto minoriT ; editors honesT ; solemn
citizens graviT; funny roosters leviT;
orthodox citizens DeiT; polite people suavT;
bashful fellows modesT ; kind ones chariT ;
bachelors and old maids singulariT ; short
people breviT ; cunning folks rascal iT ; ro
mantic simpletons novelT; respectable peo
ple ChristianiT; artistic people beauT;
strong people responsibiliT; criminals
penalT, etc. The T pot cracked at this
A woman can't put on any side-saddle
3tyle when she goes in bathing. She has
either got to kick out like a man or get
Remedies for Girdled Fruit Trea.
Ztth eSa.r(J,tiSt7rees girdled com
plete y by field mice in winter, Downim
says that ail that is ueccssarv to tl,M
is, as soon as the sap rises vigorously in the
jover the wound completely, the gnawed
edges ot the bark having been DreviousK-
3eparate pieces cnrefuUY fitteri will mn.i
It is well to reduce the top somewhat by
prunmug, that it may not make too lan'c
a demand on the roots for food. Another
practice, which the same authority think.-
more especially applicable, is to take -.iver-
al large grafts or strong twigs of last year c
growth, and, after snlittinn- tho.m in imilw
growth, and, after splitting them in halves,
pare each down to a thin edge and insert
ciiera unuemeatn the bark of the tree just
auove anuueiowtlie wound. Tie the whole
firmly with strong grass matting and dra"
up the earth to cover the place and ke
out the air. A correspondent says that r.
application of clay on the denuded part"
the tree will cause the bark to grow age
without a scar. According to our own c
perience, unless operated upon by an c
pert, those trees which are wholly girdl ;
had better bo dug up; thoso which a
not should have moss or cow manir
or something of the kind bound about til .
injured parts to retain moisture and pro
tect against the air and the sun. Tying
laths about the trees or washing the stems
for a foot or so above the ground with
whale-oil or carbolic soap will repel rab
bits. Rural Aeio Yorker.
A Texan's Revenge.
COLONEL PELTON-, THE SLAYER OF THE I
Colonel Albert C. Pelton, whose beauti
ful twenty thousand acre ranche is oui
toward the Rio Grande, near Laredo, has
been the Peter the Hermit of the Texaus
for yeitrs. He has believed that ho held a
divine commission to kill Apache Indiaus.
Colonel Pelton came to Texas in ld4 1, a
"omraon soldier. By talent and courage
he rose to the rank of Colonel, and finally,
in 1827, commanded Fort Macrae. That
year he fell in love with a beautiful Spau
ish girl at Abequiu, New Mexico. Her pa
rents were wealthy and would not consent
to their daughter's going away froniallher
friends to live in a garrison. The adniira
i m of the young couple was mutual, and
parental objections only intensified the af-
ction of the lovers. The nature of the
Spanish girl is such that once in love she
vcr changes. Finally, after two years of
oitreaty and devotion, Colonel Pelton won
he consent of the parents of the beauti
ful Spanish girl, and they were married.
Then commenced a honeymoon such as
itly lovers shut up in a beautiful ttower--:
.vironed fort can have. The lovely char
acter of the beautiful bride won the hearts
' all the soldiers of the fort, and she reigu
a queen amoug tlese rough frontiers- j
ucu. One day, when the love of the sol
tier and his lovely wife was at its severest,
io two, accompanied by the young wife's
mother and twenty soldiers, rode out to the '
hot springs, six miles from the fort, to take
bath. While in the bath, which is near
the liio Grande, an Indian's arrow passed
over their heads. Then a shower of ar
rows fell around them, and a band of wild
Apache Indians rushed down upon them,
-hooping and yelling like a banu ot de
mons. Several of the soldiers fell dead,
pierced with poisoned arrows. This fright-
acd the rest, who fled. Another shower
of narrows, and the beautiful bride and her
mother fell in the water, pierced by the
cruel weapons of the Apache. With hi
wife dying before his eys, Colonel Pelton .
leaped up the bauk, grasped his: rifle, and
killed the leader of the savage fiends. .But
fc!ic Apaches were too much for the Colonel.
'icrccd with two poisoned arrows, ho
warn into the river and hid under an over
hanging rock. After the savages had left,
he Colonel swam the river and made his
.ray back to Fort Macrae. Here his wounds
.ere dressed, and he finally recovered, but
-.nly to live a blasted life without love,
rithout hope with a vision of his beauti
.al wife, pierced with poisoned arrows, dy.
ing perpetually before his eyes.
After the death of his wife a change
came to Colonel Pelton. He seemed to
think that he had a sacred mission from ,
Heaven to avenge his young wife's death. (
He secured the most unerring rifles, sur-
rounded himself with brave companions,
and consecrated himself to the work of re
venge. He was always anxious to lead any
and all expeditions against the Apaches.
Whenever any of the other Indians wen.
at war with the Apaches, Colonel Pelton
would soon be at the head of the former.
One day he would be at the head of his
own sbldiers and the next day he would be
at the head of a band of Mexicans. Noth
ing gave him pleasure but the sight of dead
Apaches. He defied Indian arrows and
courted death. Once, with a band of the
wildest desperadoes, he penetrated a hun
dred miles into the Apache country. The
Apaches never dreamed that anything but
an entire Tegiment would dare to follow
them to their camp in the mountains. So
when Colonel Pelton swooped down into
their camp with ten trusty followers, firing
their Henry rifles at the rate of twenty
times a minute, the Apaches fled in con
sternation, leaving their women and chil
dren behind. It was then that there dart
ed out of a lodge a white woman.
"Spare the women !" she cried, and then
she fainted to the ground.
When the Colonel jumped from his sad
dle to lift up the woman he found she was
"How came you here, woman, with these
damned Apaches?" he asked.
"I was wounded and captured,'' she said,
"ten years ago. Take, oh, take me back
"Have you any relations in Texas?"
'isked the ColoneL
"No, My iatner lives in Albequin. My
husband, Colouel Pelton, and my mother
were killed by the Indians."
"Great God, Bella! Is it you my wife?"
"Oh, Albert, I knew you would come!''
exclaimed the poor wife blindly reaching
her hands to clasp her husband.
Of course there -was joy in the old ranche
when Colonel Pelton got back with his
wife. The Apaches had carried the wound
ed woman away with them. The poison
caused inflammation, which finally de
stroyed her eyesight.
When I saw the Colonel he was reading
a newspaper to his blind wife, while in her
hand she held a bouquet of fragrant cape
jessamines, which he had gathered for hen
It was 1 picture of absolute happiness.-
Cor. of Chicago Tribune.
liittle Johnny on Dogs.
One time there was a feller bot a dog of
a man in the market, and the dog it was a
biter. After it had bit the feller four or
five times he threw a closline over its neck
and led it back to the dog man in the mar
ket, and he said to the dog man, the feller
did, "Ole man, dident you use to have this
dog?" The dog man he Inked at the dog.
and then thot awhile, and then he said,
"Well, yes, I had him about haf the time
and the other half he had me." Then the
feller he wa3 fewrious mad, and he said,
"Wot did you sell me such a dog as thisn
for?" And the old man he spoke up and
sed. "For four dollarsand seventy-five cents,
loffle money." Then the feller he guessed
he would go home if the dog was willing.
Uncle Ned, which had been in Indy and
everywhere, he says the Mexican dogs don t ,
havA no hrrir on 'em. Doers howl louuern
cats, but cats in more puny and can wok j
ontopofafense and aiovr up xneir um
like a bloon when they want to spit.
The Girl Graduate.
"Could I see the editor?" ahe asked,
looking around for him and wondering
what was going on under his table.
r.n i yes, l m inm,'7 responded the edi
tor, evolving hinvctMt nn,1 Dl,'nn:n.
I 3Pnded the blushing damsel "and I have
i written a little article on "Our w.hnnl hw
JJL-O T,n..i .1.1!1-- J
you think it is good
Certainly," replied the editor, mzino- in
uuouusjiuunrauon upon the beautiful
lace- betore him. "Does it commence, 'Our
schooldays! how the words linger in sweet
'adeuccs on the strings of mp.mnTvV ,a ,
nnnnnni. J- j. . "? O -
ihe way it runs ?''
i J.''11' es ponded the beaming girL
'Then it goes on. uHow wr innt
on, "How we look forward
, ?om them to tl,e tine when we shall look
u cnenu- iow did you know?"
, 'A ever mind," said the editor, with tho
engaging smile which has endeared him to
! She citizens of Brooklyn. "After thai
monies 'So sunshiny ! So they have flown
I nto the immutable past, and come to na in
I after hfe only as echoes in the caves of
! iweefc recollections. Isn't that it?'
"It certainly i? answered the astonish
ed girl, radiant witn delight. "How could
you !. ,ow what I had written?"
'Then it changes from the pianissimo
and becomes more tender: 'The shadows
gather around our path. The roses of friend
ship are withering, but may we not hope
that they will bloom again as we remem
ber the affections that bound us here and
"No, you're wrong there,'' and the soft
eyes looked tUsappointed.
"Is it 'Hope on, hope ever ?' ' asked tha
"That comes in further on. You had it
nearly right. It is: 'The dun shadows
close around us. The flowers of Jfriendship
are sleeping, but not withered, and wil
6Ioom again in the affectionate remem
brance of the chains that bound us so
"Strange that I should have made that
mistake,'' said the editor, musingly. "I
never missed on one before. From there it
goes, 'Schoolmates, let us live so that all
our days shall be as radiant as those wo
have known here, and i.ay we pluck hap
piness from every bush, forgetting never
that the thorns are below the roses, and
pitying tlose whose hands are bruised in
the march through life.' "
"That's it!" exclaimed the delighted
girl. " Then comes, 'Hope on, hope ever.' "
"Sure's you're born " cried the editor,
blushing with pleasure, and once more on
"Yes, yes, you're right," giggled the girl.
"I can't see how you found me out! "Would
you like to print it?'' and her face assum
ed an anxious shad a
"Certainly," responded the editor. 'Til
say it is by the most promising young
lady in Brooklyn, the daughter of an es
teemed citizen, a lady who has taken a
hfch social rank."
"That finishes the school commence
ments at one swoop '' sighed the editor,
gloomily, as the fair vision floated out.
"Can't see how I made that blunder about
the shadows and roses and friendship.
Either I'm getting old, or some of these
girls have struck something original. Here,
Swipes, tell the foreman to put this slush
in the cexc tax-sales supplement," and the
editor felt in his hair for the cork, and won
dered what had happened to his memory.
The Eider Duck
The eider duck (Somaleria motti&rima), fe
one of the most valuable birds of the nor
thern regions, supplying, as it does, a most
important article ot commerce, and fur-
ni.shinr one of the chief means ofsunnorfc
for the people. For these reasons the eider
,iuck js zealously guarded and cherished
y the inhabitants of Norway and all tho
northern islands : and in Tnfilnnri thn kill-
nig ot one ot these birds or the secreting
of an egir is rigorously punished by law.
The elder duck, as is well known, robs her
own breast of down with which to line her
nest, and also reserves a supply of feathers
as a covering for her eggs while she ia
away in pursuit of food. The down is thus
easily secured by the owners of the islands,
u ho do not hesitate to rob the nest a sec
ond, and even a third time after it has
been patiently rebuilt by the mother bird.
The eggs are also daily C ilected, and con
stitute an important article of food. Only
one or two are left li the nests to hatch,
and those which aw not consumed are pick
led for winter use. The breeding places of
I the eider duck are private property, and
I are the source of a large income to their
I owners. The plan most frequently adopt
ed is to remove both eggs and down, when
the female lays another set of eggs and
covers them with fresh down. These aro
again taken, and then the male is obligee
to give his help by taking down from his
own breast, and snpplying the place of
that which was stolen. The down of the
male bird is pale-colored, and as soon as it
is seen in the uesfc, the eggs and down are
left untouched in order to keep up the
hi the male bird the top of the head ia
velvety black, and the cheeks are white.
The ear-covers and back of the head is palo
green. The back is white. The neck and
upper parts of the breast aro white, the
lower parts of the neck pale buff, and the
breast and abdomen black, relieved by a
patch of white on the flanks. The bill and
legs are green. The female is reddish
brown, mottled with darker brown. The
total length of tho bird rather exceeds two
The Old Man's Ghost.
Several days ago, says the Gazette, a cele
bra led spiritualist came to Little Kockand
stated that before giving an entertainment
he would give a seance, where any member
of a small invited circle conld call up the
spirits of their friends and converse with
them. Ry mistake a man from down the
river was admitted; a man whose violence
would not place his spirit above par in the
soul market. After listening awhile to
rapping, hornblowing, and guaze veil mate
rialization, the man arose and said :
"Hay, Cap'n, whar's the old man's ghost?"
"What old man ?" asked the medium.
"My old man, the Governor. Call him
"What Is his name?"
"Tom Beals ; call him up."
"I dou't think we are in communication
i with him tc-night."
'What s the matter; wire down?"
"No, the old gentleman is off on a visit.0
"Now, here, just shut up your wardrobe
and turn out your light. If you don't give
the old man's ghost a show, the thing shan't
"Wait, I'll see if he'll come,7 said the
spiritualist. If he raps three times be is
willing ; if only once he has other engage
ments." A sharp rap sounded. "He is not willing, '
continued the spiritualist.
"Now, here," said the best man, thai
wasn't my old man's knock. Why, ef he'd
bit that table he'd splintered it. Call him
up," and then drawing a revolver the affec
tionate son cast a severe look at the me
dium. 4 ,, , .
'To tell the truth, I can't call him up
Tell him I wjnt to see him. That'll
"No. he won't come ; but I beg you to
be patient. Wait ; ah ! he will come pres
ently. He is here and desires to talk with'
yon. ile 13 peneuuy iiiyuj, nuu. aujaua
0ng3 for the time when you will be with
him. He is one of the rulers in the spirit
"Cap'n, you are the infernalist liar in Ar
Why so, air?" m
"Because the old man is in the city pris
on, drunk as a fool."