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WICHITA, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1883.
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M. M. MUKDOCIC & JIKOTIIKU.
I'rilLIHIItKH AMI I'llOrBlCT0I.
TWO DOM.AKS I'EK YKAIt l.V ADVAXCK.
ismaaa iaii: jorz i:xk en Arn::in:ir.
Mall ill. A., T. AS f". railroad, from (lie
north. arritesal'J.OOa. in., !e.srU at 9:511;
from ihesouth, nrrI,rsal!:IO p. lu , depart
Mall i la. St. Iiuls & San l'ranclsco rallroa.1,
arrives alG:45ii. m. aulilfiartsat8:45a. m.
HariM-r, Anthony, Uuljy, !vy, arrive Tups-
lay, Jlmrwlay ami t-alunlay;d-iarta Monday,
Ulnpiula)- anil Friday
Kliiiriiian, Afton. Marshall ami St. Marks ar
riiM Monday, VVVdnesday anl Krilay ; dptartM
liiHlMi, Tliurnlay anil hatimlar
IouKlaM. Iunalllitanl i:U hall arrlvrt at
12 in., 'IiipmU), 'lliurMlay anl alllrllay; lr
iart I p. in. Muiulny, Wnlnrxlay anil KrMay
KMorailo, Touamla anilllpiiUmarrliH at C
l. in., Mim'lay, "elnMMlay ainl Krhlay; iU
larU at U a m , Turinlay, 1 liurwlay anil atnr-
HutrliliiMin, Mt IIoanil FayctU arrlirsat
1 1 a. in -Monilaj- anilTliiinxlay.ilpiiarta at 2 p.ni.
Ilaylll0v llolll!iRfnn ami Clfarwattr ar
rlifi'liPiMlaanil Satiinlay; tearUat!Jn. iii.
lloiiilay aiil 1 hurMlav.
Mall Kii(r pa't amWullirloiMininiitly at'.i
it. in. ami all fitlier malU half lnurlH'rir'lt
l'.t.,IIirp.ix-ii forilfllfryof Ifttfrii ami Mix
i.l tlaniM Iroiu T a. in t"i.', p. in.
Mii-y onlr "I'liartim-iil I'lM-n from S n. m. Hi
4 i, in.
Major Win. t;i-fluutclri.
ity Attorney J. M. ISaMrrrton.
r..llciJmlK A. A. lilenll.
CltyTri-a-iirer ' Klmmerle
Marilial .lme Kalrni.
i;ily Clerk 1'inl Jiattner
.lullre of Hie Teare V. i. llolilie ami
W. W. Tlimiian.
(nUIle Frank llioma ami I . S. Worrall.
Oiunrll, lint wanl 11. Zlmmerly ami X A.
"cvi)'l wanl C. I.. Ailann ami
omnell, Third want (,. K. JlcAilaiim am.
IS. K. lironii.
Omiirll, Fourth wanl J. 1.. Kjeraml-I. I'.
Il..r.l of Kilucalloii, I'lmt wanl Kon llarrla
ami II. It.Uutler. fee..ml wanl K. II. itnlirl
ami 4.1 llN.Hi.li. Tlilnl ward 11. V. Ix-vy
and M llellar. I'ourtliwanl lunli Flflieraml
J. s l.'nMvi'll
In.lRf .if the I'.ifilitcelitli Judicial lllflllfl
Male Mnalor II. C. Mtua.
Ueire-elitalietf K. It. Allen,. lohll Ulli.-ell.
KoanlofOiuntyOiinmleBloneri ii. U Wal
ler, i,. V. Meennel ami .1. 31 Steele.
('imity'l reahurer I,. N. WiMelwK'k.
Oiuuty Clerk i:. A. Homey.
sherliT-ll. It. Watt, Dejmty 1!. S. Mar.lial
Clerk or District Court O. A Van Nre.
1'iulialo . lodge K. II. Jewetl
Siiii'tof Pulillc luntrurllon n.D.llammniid.
IteKUIeror Denis II. II. Ileieerman.
(i.uuly Altoniey D. M. Dale.
Couuty Suneyor I. K. Hamilton.
Coroner I W Wlniranl.
Flret l'reliteria t'liun-h I. 1. lien lit,
lmator. erlie eery Malihath at Hi'i 'clork
a ni.aml7. oVlm-ki.in. rra)enneellii)r eery
Iliur-Uy al "', 'lik, i. in.
M i:. iliiirth II. Kelly. iator. 8enli?e
eery Mahl.alh at H.', o'clock a. in. and ;.i,ji.iii.
I'iaer iiieelliiK on 'I hurmlay evening.
M. AloJMUCalhollc Church lv. McCall,
oaator. hen Ices on the 2d and tth Sun lay of
every inouth;hh(h niaen at lua.m.,ieiwM HIT,1;
''leihdlt, tierman Uev.Johu Haller, i
lor. Uepilar nerileen at the church ImiIWIiik
at in;, a. in. ami 7i i. in. I'raier iueetlii(Con
Wnlueeilaj-nlKhtalT,'; ii. n
rurllier notice, al Wi ti'rliM-k, on north eldeof
DoiiKlaa avenue, hetueen Tremont and illohe
llou-e. entrance thlnl iliioreaitof lilolie HoiiBe.
Chrlrllaii church sen lce every Uinl'a ly
nt II o'clock, A. .M , In Miller 1 1 nil iimlay
iN-liiiol at 10 o'clock, A. M.
Ilaollet I liiirrli llev W. K. IIrer, Ilatflr.
benlcea at KCSiA.M aiiit-J:3ir II.: Mimlay
mIkmiI Imineillately after morning eerTice:
Wl. .lohll'il Kiincoll t hundi. llev.
Chaiiil-rlaln, rector, service on -.Sunday at
In.', A M. amlTijr M ; Wednen.layevelill.jr
at 11 Seala Iree.
A. M. !:. Church. Uev M. Wootnn, pallor.
Corner Water and Church etreeti. .
Flri-t (Coloreil) Mls-lonsry Ilaptlat. Ilrv.
Frank liiirdru, i.ntor. llrlueeu I enlral ae
lilie ami Klin elreet.
Ilie ii. K. Sal.liath Mliod, A. II. Naflger
.SuHTlntemleiit, meetn at the chundi at -!;
ll'cllH'k . in.
'Ihe'l'rmdijierliinSaliliathfcliool,.!. I), llew
Ilt, Mirlutemleiit, niecta at the fresh terlau
rhurcli at 12 m.
ieeian M. K. SuhiUy ehool,iU at tba
iliiirch atxi o'clock, p. in. Ileni.au Mueller,
Inlemleut, nieeta lu i:pleoil Church atzl.i'.io.
Mr. Omvit CciMUANtikiivNo.12, K.T. ltef;u
lar i.nclave ilrst Frhlayof every mouth.
U. i:. JIaiiti.n, K. 0.
1'. W. Toim, Iteconler.
Wichita Kscaui'MIlXtNo,2:i,I.O. O.K. meet
on the eecond ami fourth Thnrwlay or each
mouth. N M. aIattiikwmin, C. r
.v.. I. Saitii, Scribe.
I. O. ). F. Wlchltalxl(rf Xo.Kl.nieeU every
FrMi) iilKhtnlSo'cl.H'k.at their hall, Temple
llliM-k. All Jirothera In goo.1 tandln are in
vited to attend.
i;. It. JtWKTt.S. fi.
Ceo. W. Fiivcu It. S.
A'. F. & A. M MrrUon t.'iellrsOind thlnl
.Monday of each month. Member vltlllnR the
city are cnnlially invited.
J. II. ALr, W. M.
.1. M. lliiow.NcoN, Secretary.
tiAiiriKLH 1'ost, Xo.25,(!.A.K. Meets on the
first and IhlnlTiiewlayaor each month.
M. tkwaht, Commander.
J. A. Wallack, Adjutant.
i.ud Friday In each month.
KovM. .Siiiim, Secretary.
allen, ii. r.
KMililTeor Honoh, meet at 4 Mil Fellows Hall
every 0it a"'1 tlilnl Weilneeday oreach month.
J. W. Wihuakd, DlctaUir.
Kob't. JACK, Iteiwrter.
KNiiiiiTKorrniilAfi, Warulrk IlKeNo. 41.
Meets on Mouday oreach weekatOdd Fellows
hall. CHAS. II.V1TOX, C. C.
II. nTUAKT, K. U. .
A . If. W. .Meets every Monday ulfrltal
Miller's Hall. K. F Wilson, M. W.
4ir Caliioltt, Iteconler.
U. 8. LAM OFK1CR.
Douglas Avenue, Coinmerrlal lllock. It. I..
Walker, IteRl-ter, J. I,.IMer, llecclver. Office
liourslroni'.)lol2a. ni. and from 1 to 3 p. in.
J. D. IUHWTON,
ATTOUNav-AT-I.AW. OiUce over Kansas Na
loual lUnk. M-lf;
Aitokkkvsat Law, WichlU, Kansas. OBlie
aver Itlsaaulz A llutler. 33-
Attounkts, WIcJilta, KanMis, nn.ee lu f.agie
. . KUCCI.K.S,
ATTOKNitr AT law, Wlclilta, Kansas.
AUnsllAUIUS. KOS. IIAV1US
HAltlUS &.. IIAItlUS.
Attouheyh at I-aw, Wirhlla. Kausas. Office
lutlieliulldlliRlKfllpleilliythel). S. Ijind UHioe
Ixiaus neputlale.1 uu iiniiruved lauds In Sed-
vv Ick ami Sumner counties. 3.Y-
Attou-nkt at I.Aw.Wlchlta.Kansa.
Ku. VI Douglas Avenue.
J. M. BALUKUSION.
Attouikv at law, Wlclilta. Sedgwick comity
Kaueas. Office lutiileiiiilalUIk, over Aley's
Shoe .store. ap20-
J. K. L.VUCK,
ATToiuiKr at Law, first door north of V. 8.
I sti.l im.ee. In Commercial lllock. Wlclilta,
Kansas. S.eolal attention (riven to allkindsof
liusiuees conuecieil wivn lue u. o .. .".
Ijw and collection oolc over Kansas Xa
llonal Hank. Wichita, Kansas. Kerers lo kau
eas National llauk. '
11. A. MITC11EI.I.,
AernFir.iT.I,i. WichlU. Kansas. Office
over llerrliigton'a liookstore. 10-S.V
Attc.kkkv at Law, Wichita, Kansas.
AmiMiT at Law, Wichita. Kansas.
A. VT. McCOY,
I'liTstciAX Awn Scbokos. Also U. 8. exaiu
InlnK Surgeon Tor pensions. ;OflSc OTr Ilarnes
In third hlocl; north of Methodlstcnarcn.
Pit. Z. WAItU.
Ur. Ward Is not abl to Tislt patients, and
lisnce does nothing hot an office bnslness. 1
havs liesn, and am now, anccsasfully treat lug
tenia) complaints In all ihslr Tarlona roiros.
Chronic diseases a epeclalty. Office, MMtln
U. MATTI1EAYS, V. 1). S.
Offiea oTr Hnse & Charlton's. All operations
In dentistry skillfully performed. U-4Q-
D. W. SMITH.
Dumir. Eagle Bnlldlns, Donjlas aTenne,
DB. W. L. POYLK,
Dejttut. Office over Ilarnes A Son's drug
ton, Centennial Block, WichlU "
DE. E. H. BBOW.N,
South ittle Donglai avenue, sear the
bridge. Treat all kinds of diieaaei al
sals are iuliject to. Coaeuilieeiae.
FIRE AND ;LIFE
Agents for the A., T. &
Iflhereever was a safe and profltahle field
for real estate Investments, Wichita, and Its
Hirronmllnc ctiuntry. Is sucli a place. Xu other
IMirtlon of Kanias can coinare with It. For
Keueral excellence or will, variety of proalucts
lu trniln, vegetahle and Irnlts, and a delightful
climate, the Klngilomur Wichita stands pre
eminent among Hie varioiK kingdoms of the
Ureal South-west. Our 'Foret City," with
over H.Of) imputation. Its numerous schools and
churches, hrlck and stone business Mocks,
beautiful residences, and Itsilelightfullyehadeil
avenues, Is the pride or southern Kansas. Our
county of sedgMlrk, with its wide area of bot
tom lands for "hog ami hominy," and Its rich
and pn-durtlve uplands for email grain and
Itasturage, Is shown by the agricultural reports
to lie the banner county of our State.
We have both city ami country proierty for
sale, andean generally find some genuine bar
gains on our lxKiks.
The Jtallroad Company has for sale In our
district the following-described lands-
TOWXSHIl'21, 1 WEST.
i section 5 at $ 7.r r acre.
17 11 HI "
' 23 13 23
secllon 1! at t 0 00 ir acre.
l!l 8 l "
" 25 "
' 27 7 "
Se.'sawJs or section 7 at !
Kw.'X of section 11 at $ 7
; nvrfi section 27 at $ 8
liols s, y and lo, section 31 ntll lk per acre
TOWXSHII'23, 2 WKST.
E.'( sw.'s section 11 at 3 50 per acre.
Sv'4' " 17 lu 75
Lotsl23 4" 19 10 75 "
l.ot!l " 19 14 23 "
Ne.'X se'X " 19 9 75 "
Sr'i " 21 9 75
UJs nw.'i " 21 11 00
NM inv.'i " 21 11 00 "
l.t 1 ' 21 11 Oil "
LHU2 3 I " 21 10 (0 "
Se!i Be!i " 21 10 l "
Se'i " a y "
K) ne.'X 25 8 25
lots 7 " 33 1125 "
I A,l 8 " 33 12 01)
Xtt.'i tt'i 33 12 00 "
,U 1 ami 2 of section 27 at ft 0 er acre.
Towxsiiira;, 1 west.
It 5 or section 5 at $14 SO r acre.
Lot 7 ' 5 12 00
Isit 1 " 15 12 00 "
l.ltt " r.l 8 00 "
TOWXSHir 20,2 WEST,
StU of tectiou 7 al $10 75 er acre.
NUmls ' 17 10 00
Iit 27 ,8 lt '' .
Trices given are for the l.leven-Year Plan,
until August 1, 1?53 On the Six-Year Plan
there is a discount of 20 per rent, and for Ca.-h
there is a discount or 33)J tier cent. Arter Au
gust 1st, the discount on the sir-year plan will
leonly 0crccnt., and for cash 25 er cent.
We are the exclnsivo agents in Wichita for
the following unimproved lauds:
TOWXSIIII' 23, 2 EAST,
section 3 at $ 7 30 iierarre.
Se'i section 15 nt $8 00
E'sUW.'s section 13 nt
K nw.'i ' S3
Xctf of section 3 at $ 8
These land, nt prices giTen, are for sale on
four years' time, one-flrth down, balauce In
four eo,ua! ayments, with Interest at 8 iter
cent, payaldc seml-annuaily. For cash we cau
allow a discount offi isrcent.
J3-The owners or the last above-described
lands have given us absolute orders to prohibit
all jtersons from cutting hay, or maturing on
them, and to prosecute all cases of tresii&ssou
To the iieonle of Sedgwick and adjoining
ronntlei we wish to siy that our offiea is head
quarters for cheap and satisfactory real estate
loans. We obtain money direct irnm Eastern
capitalists, and can ,' therefore, maka loansat
lower rates than parties getting their money
second or third-handed, l'rlncljial and Interest
are iald at our office. Money always on hand,
and no delays If yonr title Is all sralght. We
rather make a specialty or this loaning busi
ness, and borrowers will do well to call and
get rates or talk loans, and see how It Is that
we can make loans quicker than anyliody else,
when title Is all clear. There is one thing that
Is very satisfactory to us, and sieaks well for
our manner of doing business, and that Is:
Those men who borrowed or us lire years ago
almost invariably come to us to make new
loans. In case they need renewals. They are
satisfied to deal with us again. We aim to lie
aecomadatlng In this Hue of business, as well
as In every other. We draw papers so that a
loan can be paid off before due. If desired by
the lsirrower, and even where iaiers are drawn
absolutely for live years, we have never yet
railed to get a release when wanted. The long
and short or It Is that the jiarlles East for whom
we loan raoner are satisfied, and wllllug to do
jut about anything that we ask or recommend,
and we can, therefore, sometimes give eieclal
favors to our customers.
If yon hare a family and have not yet laid up
sufficient or this world's goods to leave, them In
comfortable circumstances In case of your
death, or Iffrom any other cause you needln
suraace on jour life, we can write you up In
the strongest and best company In the United
of New York, a comtiany that wrote more in
surance last year than any other comtiany n
the world. A Mllcy in this company Is as good
as gold, and when such )oliclea can be obtained.
It Is worse than useless to depend on policies
Issued by companies of nncertaln reputation,
such as the smaller slock companies, and the
"Mutual .Aids," Benevolent" and "Home
and Iower" concerns no matter what the
name or where they bail from.
We hare eight fire Insurance companies In
our agency, and they have assets or oter
77,OiiO,ooo. They are the largest, strongest,
and best In the United States or any other
country. A iiollcr In any of thesa gives Insur
ance that Insures beyond question, and it costs
no more than a policy In some small and uncer
tain company. From personal acquaintance
with the special agents of the companies we
represent, we can guarantee to oar patrons In
this line of business a fair, square and honor
able adjustment of losses whenever they ocenr.
To our conntrr friends we wish to aay that. If
yon hare anything to Injure, call at our office
and get rates and find out about companies be
fore Insuring with men traveling about the
country as agents or some wild-cat concern.
We can almost Invariably save you some
money. The Home, or Xew York,- and the
1'hffnlx, or Hartford, are now writing Cyclone
and Tornado policies also. The same compan
ies have a firm department. In which they
write on stock, grain, etc., and we can take
your note for the premium, if you cau give a
good note, and It Is not convenient to pay cash.
Please examine this Hit of companies, and re
member where you can get their policies :
JEtsa, of Hartford, - $ 9,054,611
. IIaktfokd, of Hartford, - 4,837,281
lion k, of New York, - 7,208,489
tos. Co. of N. America, - 8,831,063
Lrv. &Lon.& Globe, 34,344,208
PncEXTX, of Hartford, - 4,446,208
Underwriters, of N.Y., 5,125,957
Omct, sipaUini, to Roy' Block, Coraer )
of iMwnmot sad DoaglM AveM, $
S. F. Railroad Lands.
R jier acre.
23 ier acre.
(M r acre.
23, 3 EAST.
28, 1 EAST.
9 30 racre.
2i), 2 EAST.
no r acre.
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SOME OLD SCHOOL BOOKS.
I have been back to mj borne again,
To the place where I was born.
I have heard the wind from the stormy main
Go rustling through the corn;
I have teen the purple hills once more ;
I havo stood on the rockj coast,
Where the ware storm Inland to the shore;
ilut the thing that touched me most,
Wis a little leather strap that kept
Some school books tattered and torn.
I sighed, I smiled, I could bare wept..
When I came on them one morn;
For I thought of the merry little lad,
In the morning's sweet and cold,
If weather was good or weather bad,
Going whistling off to school.
My fingers undid the strap again,
And I thought how my band was changed
And half in loving, half in pain,
Backward my memory ranged.
There was the grammar I knew so well
I didn't remember a rule ;
And the old blue speller I used to spell
Better than any in school;
And the wonderful geography
1'Te read on the green bill-side,
When I told myself I'd surely sec
All lands in the world so wide,
From the Indian homes In the far, lar west,
To the mystical Catbay.
I havo seen them ail. But home is best,
When the evening shades fall gray.
And there was the old, arithmetic,
AH tattered and stained with tears.
I and Jlraie and little Dick
Were together in by-gone years.
Jiniie has gone to the better land,
And I get, now anu again,
A letter in Dick's bold, ready band.
From some great western plain.
Thero wasn't a book, and scarce a page,
That hadn't some memory
Ol days that seemed like a golden age,
Of friends I shall uo more see.
And so I picked up the books again,
And buckled the strap once more,
And brought them over the tossing main;
Come, children, aud look them o'er.
And there they lay on the little stand,
Not far from the Holy Book;
And the boys and girls with loving care
O'er grammar and speller look.
Ho said: "They speak tome,cbildren,dear,
Of a past without annoy ;
And the Book of Books in promitc clear
Of a future full of Joy."
A LION STORY.
IIow I came to be sitting, in very good
company, ouo glorious September evening,
in the little moon-lighted garden of the ho
tel at Algiers, is neither hero nor there.
My companions about the round table,
which was garnished with slim bottles,
glasses, and piles of cigarettes were all
Frenchmen; three, old Algerian colonists;
the fourth, an ex-lieutenant ol the navy,
who had exchanged a life on the ocean
wave for that ol a buutcr in three-quarters
of the globe.
Before dinner, I had picked up in the sa
loon DuChallu's gorilla book, which I had
never seen before, and my sayingscmethlng
about this turned the conversation in the
garden upon wild beasts and the bunting of
Some wonderful stories were told, espe
cially by the ex-sailor, though not a bit
more wonderful than many one bears from
old Indian sportsmen.
For the matter of that, the most extraor
dinary sporting story! ever heard was told
by of all men in the world a hare hunter
wbocapped therewith a snakc-and-clepbant
narrative, quite unique of its kind.
Presently, a short silence, caused by the
uncorking aud tasting of a new bottle of
Hermitage, was broken by the eldest of the
party, wbobadn'tsaid much before. He was
a good-looking man of fifty, with beard
grayer than his head, and a merry twinkle
in his eye. What be said I shall repeat Tor
the sake of clearness, in tho first person,
just as he told tho story himself.
"The adventure of which I am going to
tell you, gentlemen, happened to mc a good
many years ago. It was my first serious in
terview with a lion. Like most serious
things, it had a comic side, too.
"1 was a young man, then, and had been
some half dozen years in ConaUntlne.lann
ing in partnership with a friend, an old col
onist, whose acquaintance I had made on
board ship coming out from Marseilles.
"Our business was corn and cattle-raising
and we did very well together, until my
partner died of a fever, and alter that I
took a dislike to tho place. I thought I
would shift my ground Into this province,
Algiers, push toward the frontier, and get
a grant ol government land, and make a
farm of it. So, getting a neighbor to give
an eye to things in my absence, I started on
my prospecting tour.
"I say I, but I should say wc, for there
were three of us, sworn comrades as ever
"First, there was your bumble servant;
second, there was my horse, Marengo, and
a better never looked through a bridle. He
was bred between a Barb sire and an Eng
lish marc belonging to the colonel of Chas
seurs of whom I bought him In town, when
his regiment was going home. He stood
about fifteen hands two, carried the Barb
bead, and the rest of his body was all bone
and muscle. His temper was as good as bis
courage was high ; mc he would follow
about like a dog, but be had one failing.and
that was an insuperable objection to the
close proximity of any thing, except one
thing, that stood on four legs. We all have
our peculiarities, and this was bis. Bipeds
were all very well, but multiply the legs by
two, and he will let fly immediately, and
never missed bis aim.
"Such was Marengo.
"Thirdly, there was Cognac, the faithful
est, the most honest, tho oddest, and the
wickedest little dog the world ever saw.
He was more like a terrier than any thing
else, with a short yellow coat, a fox's head,
very long cars, and a very short tall. The
shrillness of his bark pierced your ears like
a knife, but the artfulness of his bowl and
always bowls If left alone baffles de
scription. During the fourteen years I had
him, he seldom left me day or night. On a
journey he would run beside me, and when
tired, get up and sit on my wallet. The
great pleasure of his life was to steal be
hind people and secretly bite their legs.
"By some mysterious affinity, he and Ma
rengo were friends from the first. Tney
now sleep under the same tree.
"Well, we started, and after going over a
good deal of ground, I thought I had decid
ed on a location, and turned my face home
ward. My direction was by Alma, to strike
the great road that runs under the Atlas
eastward into Constantlne.
It was about eight o'clock one morning.
when I bad been some two hours in the sad
dle, that I emerged from a narrow valley,
or ravine, through which the road -ran
on a sandy plain dotted with bushes and
"I had just laid the reins on Marengo's
neck, when suddenly he gave a tremendous
shy that pitched me clean off.
"The next minute, with a horrible roar,
a lion sprang right at his head.
'I made sure be was on top of him, and
so he would have been, but, as Marengo
wheeled short around like llgbsninir on his
hind legs, the streaming reins caught the
brute's forepaw, and, as it were, tripped
him, so that be fell sideways on the road.
"The heavy jerk nearly brought the bone
down, but the throat-lash broke, the bridle
was pulled over his ears, and recovering
himself, he darted away among a grove of
trees that stood by the wayside.
"So Intent was the lion on the horse that
he paid no attention to me lying defenseless
"Crawling swiftly along the ground, he
panned Marengo, whom I gave up -for lost
for hit ehanee against the lithe brute
among the trees seemed hopeless.
"However, as lack would have it, there
wm an open space about a docea yard
acroa. In the centre of this Marengo took
hU ttakd, with his tail toward the lion, and
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spring, but Marengo lashed out both heels
together with such excellent judgment ol
time and distance, that catching bim full In
the chest, he knocked him all or a heap to
the ground, where be lay motionless.
Then with a neigh of triumph, and a flour
ish of his heels, away he galloppcd through
the grove out on to the plain, and he was
"The lion lay so still that I thought be
was dead, or at anv rate quite hort rf eav
lat, and was just returning to pick up the
bridle and follow Marengo, when be tat up
on bis haunches. This made mc stop.
"As he sat there, with his face loosely
waggins from side to side, and mouth half
open, be looked quite vacant and Idiotic.
"Suddenly his head stopped wagging, he
pricked his can, and by the flash of his
eyes and changed expression, I knew he
bad seen mc.
"Only one thing was to be done, and I did
it. The outermost tree was large and low-
branched. To it I ran, and up It I scram
bled, and had just perched in a fork about
fifteen feet above terra firma, as tho Hon ar.
rived at the bottom.
Lookihzup at mc with two red-hot coals
for eyes, his long nervous tail lathing bis
sides, every bair on his body turned to wire
and bis claws protrudlng.be chattered to
me as a cat chatters at a bird out of reach.
His jaws snapped like a Lteel-trap, and his
look was perfectly diabolical. When be
was tired or cnaticring, ue sioou anu
' "Catcbins; eight of the bridle, lie walMd
to It, smelled it, patted It, and then camo
back and glared at me.
"My carbine, confound It! was slung at
my saddle. My only weapon, besides my
banger, was a pocket pistol, double-barreled
and what in those days we called a breech
loader that Is, the barrels unscrewed to
load, and tbon screwed on again.
"It would havo been a bandy weapon
against a man at close quarters, for It threw
a good ball ; but for a lion ! Besides, the
beast was too far off.
"Then the thought Hashed Into my mind,
where was Coguacf
"I supposed be bad run away and hidden
somewhere. If the lion got sight of bun,
it would, I knew, soon be over with the
poor little fellow.
"All at once there arose, close at band.an
awful and familiar yell. It had a strange,
muffled tone, but there was no mistaking
'Again it came, resonant, long-drawn
and sepulchral. It seemed to come from In
side the tree. Where the dcuco was he?
"The Hon appeared utterly astonished,
and turned bis ears so far back to listen that
they were almost Insido out, when fiom
some hole among the roots of the tree there
popped a small yellow head with very long
" 'Down, down, Cognac!' I cried in my
agony; 'go back, sir:'
"A cry of delight, cut short by a piteous
whine, was bis reply, as be spied me, and
then dashing fully a yard toward the lion,
be barked defiantly.
"With a low growl aud ruffling mane, the
beast charged at the little dog.
"Back went Cognac into his cave, as quick
as a rabbit, and stormed at bim from the in
side: Thrusting his great paw right down the
bole, the lion tried to claw bim out. Oh,
bow I trembled for Cognac.
"But be kept up such a ceaseless lir.) of
snapping and snarling that It was plain be
was either well around a corner, or that tho
hole was deep enough for bis safety.
"All the fame, to see that great cowardly
beast digging away at my poor little dog
like that, was more than I could stand.
Cocking my pistol, I shouted, and as be
looked I fired at bis blood-sbot eye. lie
shook his head, and I gave him the other
With a scream of rage, he bounded
"Cognac immediately shot forth bis bead
and insulted him with jeering barks.
"But he was not to bo drawn again, and
after a bit he lay.down further off, and pre
tended to go to Bleep Cognac barked al
bim till he was tired, and then retiree to
"Reloading, I found I had only three bul
lets left, and concluded to reserve them for
"It was now past noon. To beguile the
time, I smoked a pipe or two, sang a song,
and cut my name, Cognac's and Marengo's
on the tree, leaving a space for the lion's,
which I determined should be Wellington.
I wished he would go away. Having somo
milk in my bottle, I took a drink, and should
have liked to give some to Cagnac.
"The lion began to pant, with his red,
thorny tongue hanging a foot out of his
mouth. He was a mangy and disreputable
looking brute as ever I saw. By-and-by he
got up and snlfled the air all around him,
and then, wi tbout as much as looking at me,
walked off, and went deliberately down the
"Slipping to the ground, I caught up Cog'
nac, who had crept out directly, and after
looking carefully around for the lion, was
smothering me with caresses. The lion was
turning towards a busby clump in a hollow
about two hundred yards off. That light
green foliage willows, water! Had the
cunning brute snuffed it out?
"Anyhow, it was a relief to stretch one's
legs, alter sitting six mortal hours on a
branch. The Hon disappeared around the
bushes. I strained my eyes over the plain.
but could seenotbingmovlng. Then Igave
Cognac a drink of milk, and a few bits of
bread-cake, for which be was very grateful
Of course it was no use beginning a race
against a Hon with only 200 yards start in
any number of miles. The tree was better
"All the same, he was gone a long time:
perhaps he was really gone for good. Bab !
there came his ugly bead round the corner
again, making straight ior us.
"When he was pretty near, I kissed Cog.
noc, and threw a bit of cake into the hole.
Then I climbed again to my perch, Cognac
retired growling Into bis fortress, and the
beast of a Hon mounted guard over us as
"He looked cool and comfortable, and bad
evidently had a good drink.
"Another hour and he was still there.
"While I was wondering how long no
really meant to stay, and If I was destined
to spend the night on a bough like a mon
key, and on very short commons, be got up
and walking quietly to the foot of the tree,
without uttering a sound, sprang up at me
with all bis might.
"He was quite a yard short, but I was so
startled that I nearly lost my balance.
"His coup having failed, he lay down
right under the branch I was on, couching
his head on his paws a if to hide bis mor
"Suddenly the thought came Into my
mind : why not make a devil and drop It on
his back? I dismissed the subject as rldic
ulous, but it came again. As we have all,
Including oar English friend here, been
boys, yon know what I mean not a fallen
angel, bat the gunpowder devil.
"Good I Well, It seemed feasible I
wonld try it.
"I bad plenty of powder In my little flask;
so pouring soma into my hand, I moistened
it with spittle and kneaded away until It
came out a tiny Vesuvius of black paste
Then I formed the little crater, which 1
filled with a few grains of dry powder, and
set it carefully on the branch.
"My hands shook so with excitement that
I could hardly hold the flint and steel ; bat
I struck and (track the tinder Ignited
bow Vesuvius !
"Whiff, whii! The Hon looked up direct
ly, bat I dropped It plump on the back of
Us keck. For an instant, he did not seem
to know what had happened ; then with an
sagry growl, op ba junsped, and tore sar-
gel' at the big fiery lea oa bit baek, which
est a seat a shower of sparks into bis nose
'Again and again he tried, sad then raved
wUUy about, osias; the saest' horrible leon
lae Isagasge, sad no Weasler, foe tho devil
had worked well dowa assess his greasy
hair, sad saost bare ststag his kke a hun
dred heraets. Bis bask katr sad mane
bant Into a abase, sad le aarieksd with
rage aad terror.
TOea as we)tsUrk, staring ssd,clse-
psd Ma UH bstweea Us, legs, laid back Us
an, sad rasaed eat' el the grera at swea
ty aaHca aa .a r, sal iMssenjssMlap tba
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Ing at my heels. By-and-by 1 had to pull
up, for the sun was very hot; but I walked
as fast as I could, looking out all the time
for 3Iarengo, who would not, I knew, go
very far from his master. Presently I spied
bim in a hollow. A whistle, a wbinnving
with delight, ho trotted up and laid his bead
on my shoulder.
"In my hurry I bad forgotten the bridle,
but with my belt and handkerchief I ex
temporized a baiter, tied one end around
his nose, and catching up Cognac, mounted
and galloppcd off, dclying.aU tho lions lu
Africa to catch mc.
"There were still two hours before sun
set to reach the next village, and by bard
riding I did It. That we all three of us en
joyed our suppers, goes without saying;
and that, gentlemen, is my story.
Wc agreed It was wonderful.
A COMMON KIND OF VULGARITY.
A gentleman of wealth, culture aud re
linement rented his elegantly rusnlshed
country residence and beautiful grounds for
a short season, to a lamlly ol high social
standing, and wealth equal tohlsoivn. Be
fore the term for which it was rented bad
expired, bo expressed privately to a friend
bis chagrin and disappointment at finding
that bis tenants. Instead or being people of
refinement and culture, as he bad supposed,
were really a set of vulgarians.
In reply to a surprised Inquiry as to what
had caused bim to so alter his opinion, be
Tlicy have no sense whatever of the val
ue of beauty ; they arc as destructive as
vandals. The gentleman of the house pas-
tures bis horses on the front lawn and hitch
es them to my beautiful onissiiental trees.
Tho mistress permits her laundress to fast
en the clothesline on branchesof fine shrub
bery, aud to throw scalding suds on the
grass. Kvery article of furniture about the
hoiis.e bears of abuse ; the wasto pipes are
permitted to become clogged, and the wa
ter overflows and leaks over ray beautilul
and delicate paper. The windows arc left
open and rain is permitted to blow In on
my carpets ; window screens are left out
and tho flies Incffaceably injure my picture
frames, chandeliers, and other delicate aud
beautiful things. There is no excuse, no
palliation; tho whole secret is, that they
are Inherently vulgar."
The gentleman's language was emphatic,
but probably just Thero is an element of
inherent vulgarity In the abuse or destruc
tion of beautiful things.
This vulgarity exhibits itself in some
people in their lack ol care of everything
they touch. Sueb a person borrows or reads
a book, and ever after the book carries the
marks of soiled fingers. Indeed few people
know bow to read and care for a beautilul
book. It Is a pleasure, occasionally, to ac
commodate a friend with tbo.loan of some
article which we have. If the article Is re
turned to us uninjured, the pleasure Is un
alloyed; but who has not experienced the
chagrin of receiving back Irom persons to
whom they have loaned, articles with their
value destroyed forever by tho careless
touch and handling of vulgar fingers.
This is a real test of refinement : this dis
position and habit in the use of beautilul
things, or in the use of things not our own.
Chicago Wttlly Magazine.
PRINCE OF WALES ON THE THRONE.
It Is perfectly true tbat the Trince of
Wales is not one's ideal ruler of a great em
pire, and one could wish be might see it to
mend his ways in many matters, major and
minor; yet, upon the whole, as the Engli-.li
say, "He is not of a bad sort, after all."
The prince has always been over self-indulgent,
and his person Is gross In conse
quence. He is an enormous cater and
smoker. He has no taste for literature or
art, and Is simply a plea9Urc-loving, easy
going man of society. Although he is get
ting very stout, though just past forty, he
bears himself with such fine grace, is so
erect in figure, and is always so perfectly
dressed that one loses sight of his physical
grossness. In political life the Prince has
never made a mistake, and Is always on the
right side of political questions. It Is said
he never writes his own speeches, but cer
tainly he manages to deliver those tbat are
written for bim with charming ease and
In society he is always a gentleman, and
bis personal dignity is equal to all the de
mands of bis lofty position. Who will ever
be able to explain why It is that certain
nersons in exalted stations In life choose to
surround themselves with social loafers'
We have known times in America when
the White House was the rendezvous tor a
set of underbred swaggerers. The Prince
of Wales has for bis comrades men, and for
favorites women, with whom bo ought not
to havo anything In common. To offset
some of tbeso unfortunate qualities of mind
and habits of life, the prince is known to
have a high standard for himself In all state
and ceremonial affairs, and ho tries faith
fully to discharge the duties of bis present
anomalous position. He has to, discharge
all the social functions ofa ruler, and yet is
denied all tho political prerogatives or a
ruler. His royal highness has traveled far
and wide. Ue has the personal acquaint
ance of all the sovereigns and statesmen f
Europe. He has a wider knowledge of
men and affairs than any ruler who ever
sat ou a throne. He understands the differ
ent classes of English society thoroughly,
from the highest to the lowest. Those who
know the prince are unanimous in the hap
py prophecy tbat he will be the wisest and
most popular ruler England has ever bad.
Koltrt Lair J Collyer.'
Oriole Summer Night's Carnival Which
Will be a Series of Striking Nov
elties. Something of the Unparalleled Program
Which is Being Arranged.
Baltimore evidently takes to mystic pa
geantry and its attendant splendors with a
vim equal to tbat manifested In ilar.ll bras
jollities In New Orleans, and an enterprise
never before equalled anywhere In such
sort of thing. The preparations for this
year's festivities, which will embrace the
three days from Septemberllth to 13th in
clusive, have already been actively under
way for two months or more. In the way
of a pageant, it would be difficult to imag
ine a more extensive orbrilliantprogramme
than that laid out. The number of tableau
curs will be double tbat ever before attempt
ed In any single parade elswbere, and in di
mensions, gorgeous construction and su
perb finish will certainly bear off tbe palm
of the world.
The wonderful strides which have of late
been made with electric light wilt be turned
to striking advantage, as this character of
illumination will be introduced in many
novel forms. The nrst night's display, made
in honor of tbe arrival of Lord Baltimore,
wilt be a unique as It will be magnificent.
It is proposed to arm tho military with elec
tric lights In at least ten different colon;
to place the powerful electric focus light at
many points ; to fairly turn night Into day,
and in many more ways make the night
Tho feature of this year's Oriole will be
the night displays, and it has well been
termed a Summer Night's Carnival. As
usual, tbe B. O. is foremost in making,
every possible arrangement for the trans
portation of its patrons, and in nothing wUl
there be a facility lacking to insure the ut
most comfort and complete satisfaction.
The rates by the Baltimore & Ohio will be
down, way down, and tbe limit or time on
round trip tickets all the most exacting esa
demand. It will be well to jot down the
date In some convenient place September
11th, 15th sad 13th.
A lady In California gives an amusing In
cident la her travels: "la ISM my hus
band went to Texas to bay a drove of cat
tle, audi went with' bim. From Little
Sock, la Arkansas, we traveled by Und
one day the pole of tbe carriage brokered
we, had to stop' at a farm boose while Ue
driver went back several soUes to get the
pole saeaded. Amoagoar baggage I had
my garter sad as it had not beea'saaaeked
siaee we left Ver York, I took Hi oat to
waste away the hours.,, The wessea and
eaUdrea of taebssssadtaBtBse"aad
athswdiareaad ate teHstea. Atleagtk
the atd lady held a beak beads, sad ex-
J -: 'We, the kussTa sake! I've
bisislilt ef pysaass, bat I ae vac seed aa
A KANSAS IDYL
Br FAIXT CKBXK.
Into a frontier town of Kansas came
An aliorlginee with moccasins and war
Aud be bore the look wan look of the
Untutored savage. There did also come
A proud Caucasian, in boots and spurs
Clad, a Rover full of strange oaths, and
Bearded like his pard. He had a classic
Brow. In youth at Yale a stroke oar be
Had been, and deemed a youth of power
Bare. They each to each a stranger
Sought this Kansas village in pursuit
Of ardent spirits. Prohibition held stern
And the unrelenting man of drags and
Merchandise refused to sell tl-wticle
Demanded. Away In anger anddigust
The proud Caucasian strode, and as
His lervid language percolated through
The filmy ether the unthinking at a distance
Thought that an aurora borealis was
On exhibition. Back to his ranch return
Ho to bed went sober. But the aliorlginee
With more stoicism met refusal from
The man of drugs, and purchasing ol hair
A qnart bottle, to lit wigwam went,
Into tbat oil tbat aboriginee some water
And by a process of disintegration the
Alcohol with which. the oil was cut
United with the water; and the oil
Floating above was gently skimmed away.
And the noble aboriginee proceeded
To become inebriated and well did he
Succeed, and went to bed in a condition
Tbat the rover would have envied.
'Tis ever thus that the untutored savage
Who yearning after nature's means and
With pure and childlike Instinct seeks to
The dim arcana of its mystic pleasures
Aud wrest from nature's vault its cryptic
While by his side, clogged with redundant
The proud Caucasian yearns, and get's
Fort Scott Monitor.
MAJOR INMAN'S TABLE TALK.
Madame Bonaparte always burned wax
candles instead of gas in her sleeping room
ou account of her complexion.
The King of Slam has a body guard of
400 young, strong and handsome women.
They are called on the bills "The No Mock
Mrs. John Jacob Astor, In ten years has
secured homes and tho means of a liveli
hood for about 450 homeless children at a
cost of about $07,000.
Eltfaam, England, has a sewer six miles
in length, ventilated by a tower sixty-five
feet high. Gas Is burned In it to destroy
At Mcnterey, at low tide, can still be
seen tho wreck of the Natalia, tho ship on
which Napoleon escaped from Elba. She
brought to California in 18.14, from Mexico,
a colony of Illjays.
A Chicago pork-packer whose pew-rent
was raised to twenty-five dollars, exclaim
ed, "Great Casarl here's a nice state of
affairs the gospel going up and pork going
down. What's to become of us?"
Th name or "Cut Throat Lane" is often
applied to secluded by-ways, in England.
Tbe term is a perversion of "Cut through
land," applied in old times to short and
somewhat unfrequented routes.
When the Itussians desire to keep fish
perfectly fresh, to be carried a long journey
in a hot climate, they dip them Into hot
beeswax, which acts like an air tight cov
ering. In this way they are taken to Malta
perfectly sweet, even In the summer.
A Russian peasant's bouse is thus de
scribed: A Moujlk'a house is dark, and
made of wood; tbe floor Is gray ; the walls
are gray, and the roof Is gray; yon can cut
the smell of oily fish and cabbage-soup
with a hatchet, and at night you can bear
the bugs bark.
It has been calculated by Bitter that 75,
000 yean ago tbe sun radiated ono per
cent, less heat than at present, and tbat
700,000 years ago It gave out ten per cent
less. Each kilogramme of tbe sun's mass
contains, be thinks, about 43,000,000 units
Macalllster attributes tbe low grade of
civilization of the Australian aborigines to
the total absence from the continent of fe
rocious and powerful animals, tbe compar
ative case with which tbe poor and limited
quantity of their food was obtained, and
their national Isolation.
The original Sabbath in England, as es
tablished in A. D. nine hundred and fifty,
commenced on Saturday at three o'clock,
and lasted till daybreak on Monday. In
the reign of James I., sixteen hundred and
sixty-six, a fine of one shilling was imposed
by act of parliament on every penon ab
sent from church on Sunday.
Great Britain annually consumes 24,402,-
C42 gallons of alcohol and tbe Unitod
States 30.429335 gallons of alcohol! A
writer to the London A'tut says : "The
above figures show tbat while tbe quantity
of alcoholic liquors consumed in England
is greater than in the United States, tbe
quantity of pure alcohol consumed Is much
greater in the latter country." Whew I
Dr. Bushby, whose figure was much un
der the common size, was one day accosted
in a-coffee-room by an Irish baronet of co
lossal height : "May I pass to my seat, O,
Giant?" When the doctor politely making
way replied, "Yes, O pigmy." "O, sir,"
said the baronet, "my expression referred
to the size of your Intellect." "And mine
to the size of yours," replied the doctor.
Queen Victoria can amuse henelf any
fine morning by inspecting $9,000,000 worth
of royal plate in her Castle of Windsor.
This collection Includes a gold service for
140 penons ordered by George IV., a shield
formed of snuff boxes worth 943.000, thir
ty dozen plates worth 190,000, sn Indian
peacock of precious stones valued at flSO,
000, and Tlppoo's footstool, a tiger's bead
with a solid Ingot of gold lor his tongue.
Death-trance is said, by some writings,
to be epidemic. In Servia and Wallaehla,
the records show that st certain periods,
from twenty to forty people have been sub
ject to this seizure within a limited time.
They have all been buried, and denounced
as vampires; and this has sometimes ex
tended with numerous additions, through
a period of many months. Their graves
have been opened, and their bodies exhum
ed under official Inspection and authority,
with tbe like unvarying result.
Some interesting experiments and obser
vations have been made by two French
savants at Marseilles on a disease resem
bling diphtheria, which attacks hens snd
pigeons with, fatal results. It was proved
tbat the disease could be communicated to
mammalia, and It was tbat diphtheria was
very prevalent among the people st the
time the fowls suffered from the' malady.
It was suggested tbat the fowls affected
should not be allowed to be brought Into
1 In 1877 there were 192 strikes in England,
and rasa of a "calculating torn of mind"
has estimated tbat the loss Is so great that
if the men who struck should work for the
next ten yean at tbe wages they struck
for, without losing a single day, they would
not make up the money they lost by the
strikes. During the year 1878 there were
still more Boaverous strikes, sad still more
hard times, aad sUll greater looses to tba
worklagmea by striking. Bat men with
grleraaee are ssere given to reasoning than
to reason, aad they seldom count the east
of a strike.
The dtstiaguiebed historian, UseaaUy,
states, that ta MBt, oae penoa la tweaty
died each year; fa 18m), out of forty per-
soasoaly oae died. DapU says, that rroai
177 to 1M the darstloa af ate la Fraaee
iaereased MdayssaaoaBy tW la 1781, It
weea!a,telM,OBiae9. The rich
aMtaFrsMe lire 44 yean est aa average;
the pear, oaly tUrty.These who are
"weH to sW la MM wettd," Hve ibmtalifwi
years liagsr shea these who have to work
treaseatytodey er a Htlagi atemaaera
tire sshee aad the ssmssiea of tba kaewl.
VsrsrS mja sasarsV aHawJsyW fjrtl BbPsT esVsaMJPJlBj MastS skmm
wltt liMiswaiisssd ttvrsfValwtas)
One-sixth of the expenses of the London
fire department are paid by direct assess
ment on the lire insurance companies, and
It is proposed to enforce a still larger con
tribution. A schoot teacher died In New Bedford,
Massachusetts, of lockjaw caused by a
wound lufllctcd while handling a toy pUtol
be bad taken from a boy, lest be should In
jure hlmseir with it. The toy pistol Is
deadly in anybody's hands.
Boston claims to be the second banking
city in the Union lar outranking Chicago
and Philadelphia. It has filty-lhree nation
al banks, with a combined capital ol $50,
450,000, and a total outstanding circulation
of $30,411,182. The city has also eighty
two banking establishments, having a rai
Ital of 87,033,200, and four State banks wit'i
a capital of ?1.S50,000, and fourteen savings
banks having deposits amounting to ?CI,
137,140. A Virginia girl named McGuiro has mar
ried a New York millionaire named Stevens.
He is twenty-seven years old and will have,
at his mother's death, another va-t fortune,
constituting bim one of the richest men In
th.o world. Some years ago be was afflicted
with goitre and offered any European sur
geon 91,000,000 to cure bim. The offer was
declined, but Dr. Wlllard Parker cut off the
the excresencc and got a hundred-thousand
The Hartford TtiM reports that Mr. Or
ange Judd, tho well-known agricultural ed
itor and publisher, and benefactor of Wcs-
leyan University, Is dying lit Florida, woid
to tbat effect having been received by his
two sons, who are students at Weslcyan.
Mr. Judd's health has been poor for some
time. He is now about sixty-one years old.
It is said tbat when he was a student at
Middtetown he erected the first telegraph
line in Connecticut, leading from his room
out around the college building and back to
his room again.
THE QUEEN'S PIQUE.
The royal family of the Belgians were so
unfortunate as to offend the Queen by not
paying, when she last visited them, suffi
cient attention to John Brown. Ho was
sent to dine In the lower servant's ball.
His royal mistress said that he presided ha
bitually at the table in the steward's room
at Windsor. Noue but heads of depart
ments in the household sat down to dinner
there. It wss at the table which correspon
ded to tbat Mrs. Schwellenblrg, tbe Irasci
ble German crone who rendered Kauny
Burney so unhappy, presided ovcrlnQueen
Charlotte's time. But as Henrietta Marie
has Austrian prejudices, she did not take
the hint which was let fall by her royal
guest. Tho Queen therefore has never since
In her many journeys to Coburg am! Baden
Baden, set foot in Belgium. She has inva
riably taken the inconvenient Cherbourg
route, which exposes her to a sea journey
of from eight to ten hours. This Involves,
in rough weather, the trying ordeal of sea
sickness, to which Her Majesty is subject.
The first timo she travelled via Cherbourg
aud Versailles and Paris was in 1872. M.
Tbien was president. He wanted very
much to wait upon her at tbe Versailles
Uive Gauche Station at four in the morn
ing the hour when her train was due there
But she refused to accept tbe proposed at
tention. The Due de Brogllo, It afterward
turned out, was uncivil to John Brown, ami
the Queen would not enter Into personal
relations with bis chief. MacMabon's rep
resentative at tbe Court ol St. James, tbe
Marquis d'Harcourt, found means to assure
Mr. Brown of his sympathetic considera
tion. Her Majesty was so gratified that she
halted at tbe Vlilette Station ol the Celn-
turc railway to enable tbe Manbal to call
on her. She received bim In her saloon car.
The Highlander stood behind her cbair
during tbe Intel view, which lasted ten
A STRIN8 TIF CURIOUS FACTS.
It Is not natural for a cow, any more than
any other female animal, to givn milk
when she has no young to nourish. The
permanent production of milk is amoditled
animal function, produced by an artificial
habit forevcral generations. In Columbia,
the practice of milking cows have been
laid aside, the naturalstato of the function
has been restored. The secretion of milk
continues only during the sucking of tbe
calf, and is only an occasional phenomenon.
If the calf dies, milk ceases to flow, and It
is only by keeping him from his dam, by
day, that an opportunity of obtaining milk
from the cows by night can be found.
The barking of dogs Is an acquired, he
reditary Instinct, supposed to have origin
ated In an attempt to Imitate the human
voice. Wild dogs and domestic breeds
which become wild, never bark, but bowl.
Cats, which so disturb civilization In com
munities by their midnight "Caterwaul,"
In the wild state In South America are
The difference between the skulls of the
domestic hog and wild boar Is as that be
tween tbe European and Negro skull. Do
mesticated animals that have subsequently
run wild in the forest, after a few genera
tions lose all traces of their domestication
and are physically different from their
tame originals. .
Animalcules have been discovered so
small tbat one million Would not exceed a
grain of sand, and five hundred million
would sport in a drop of water. J et each
of these must have blood vessels, nerves,
muscles, circulating fluids, etc.. like large
SLEEPING OR WAKING.
A good many men, especially rich men,
are troubled with Insomnia. What there Is
about wealth tbat tends to prevent men
from sleeping well o'nlgbts, editors, as a
general things, are not likely to know, save
by hearsay. But It seems to be a well-authenticated
fact tbat as soon as men begin
to get rich they begin to get restless nights.
Tbe richer a man Is. the lets he can sleep,
but the really poor man seldom lays awake
much. The late Amasa B. Stone, of Cleve
land, worth several millions, killed himself
because he could not sleep. Why nature
denied btm this poor privilege we cannot
Imagine, for she permits some men to sleep
altogether too much. The Connecticut doc
ton are Just now much troubled over the
condition ofone Sherman W. Plait, a young
man belonging to a well-known family of
Newton, In that commonwealth. He baa
slept, with brief Intervals of walking, since
last Cnrlstmas. He has also lost all power
of speech, and of tbe recognition of friends.
He was to have been married in tbe spring
last passed, but he has no memory of his
bride-elect when she calls to see blin, snd
endeavors to make henelf known to bim
while be is awake. He does not even rec
ognize his own mother, who Is his constant
attendant, nor any personal friend. His
place of rest is a rocking chair, aad twice a
day be opens bis eyes, lesves It, and walks
into tbe family dining-room, where be eats
sparingly. This Is a most remarkable case,
though a German case Is recorded in wbleh
the sleep wss prolonged four years.
A LISHTHIVSE MILT UNBER BIFFI
CMLTIES. A celebrated French lighthouse Is tbat
of Fleaux de Brebat, a strange erection,
based upoa a huge and treacherous por
phyry rock, for sges a terror to every aea
saan who approached the Britany coast.
IU architect had to encounter every species
of obstacle daring his work, bat above all,
Incessant races sad eddies or the sea among
the neighboring sand banks. The founda
tions had to be sought for and far beneath
low water aa artisciai port bad to be
created ; tho necessary stonework wss
hewn aad shaped on the Island of Brehat,
seTMasdleadtstaat. Even when the foun
dations bad appeared above tbe water, tbe
lower walls of the lower story were sub
merged twice a day, leaving heavy deposits
of aurlae plants, shells sad seaweed. The
workasea lived la hats upon a reef to which
they retired whea the tide rose; and th
they poshed ea their labors, qusrrylng aad
sqaarlag at oae tlsse, arrsagiag aad f stag
atsaoiher. TbeUa was a asasoary almost
witheatsaortsr. The blocks were grooved
ssU MteraHy dovetailed tegether,tae coarse
beieg eoaasetsd. ae It wens by cogs;' so
mtat jsvery art relied aaea every other;
the naisH keiag, as a early aa jsaesibte. aa
OBLIGED TO BRAW BN HIS CI6ARETTE
An elegantly dressed young lady sat near
a dude In a Pearl street car yesterday. The
dude struggled desperately to pick up a
flirtation, and when the young lady hand
ed hlui ten cents for her fare he was not
happy but very much oxciled. He drop
ped his own five cents iuto the fire box
and afterward dropped In the youug lady's
silver dime. A lew moments later the
youug lady addressed him:
"Where is my cluuge !" asked she.
"Why, bless me, said tbe dude. "I bog
your pardon. I forgot to get tberhaugr.
you knowab," and be walked to the front
end ot the car and ai!ilresed the driver.
"1 sjy, old fellow. I put ten cents In the
box. Cawn't you favor me by taking It
out again ;"
"Well, now, ycr a green 'un." remarked
"I beg your powdnn," said the dude.
"Mcbbe you think I'm a door key." con
tinued the driver. "What goes In that
there box stay lu. I can't get a whack at
The dudo looked crestfallen for a mo
ment or two, and then, a lirilliaut Idea
striking bim, lie searched around In his
pocket and found a live rent piece, which
ho bad carefully laid away a a cigarette
fund. This be gate th young lady, and
tbe happy dude and lovely girl gazed at
each other like two calves in adjoining
pastures for hilly fifteeu minutes, when
tho young lady left the car.
A SULTAN'S LIFE.
Tholifo ofa Turkish sultan is brief and
full oftroublc. The reigning monarch has
bad more than his share of allllcllou. Alj
bis fairest Kuropcau provinces have been
wrested from him ono by one and tbe re
mainder ol his dominiot Is held by a slen
der band of authority. The French have
taken Tunis, over which he claimed suzer
ainty, and tbe English arc In possesion of
Egypt. Asia Minor Is In a disturb d con
ditionnone of the reiornis, pledged by tbe
treaty of Berlin, have been inaugurated.
Tbe Kurds are In frequent insurrection,
and Armenia is In danger of passing into
tho possession or Uussia, who by means of
the railroabs rcently constructed In the
Caucasus can concentrate l.V),000 troops on
that frontier at a moment's notice. But
the most serious of its late dftHcullles Is
the rebellion now In progress in the histor
ic region of A Ibamt. The Albanians are of
ancient origin, and since the heroic defense
of Scanderberg which delayed tbe fall of
the fall of the Greek empire in the fifteenth
century, havo never shown themselves plia
ble to Turkish authority. Tbe country
they Inhabit Is mountainous and almost In
accessible. The population of tbe southern
districts are mostly Greeks, whose fathen
took an active part In the war of Greek In
Earthquakes and volcanic outbursts In
Central and South America continue to oc
cur with unusual frequency. Within the
last six months the disturbances of this
nature along the ebain of tbe Andes have
been remarkable. Last winter there were
many earthquake shocks In Central Amer
ica, and durini; one of them a small Island
sank out of night. About the same time
news camo that Lake Tlticana was drying
up lu ii surprising and alarming manner.
Other earthquake, shocks followed, destroy
ing villages and doiug other damage. Next
tbe volcano of Omctepe.ln Lake Nlcarague,
suddenly burst into eruption for tbe first
time since the discovery of America. Ite
cently there has been a violent earthquake
In Ecuador, and tho great volcano of Co
topaxl has begun to hurl foil's smoke and
melted rock. Tbe latest disturbance of
tbe kind we have beard ot Is a sharp shock
of earthquake felt along tho coast ol Chill
last Saturday morning.
THE CIGAR AS A SOCIAL FORCE.
Make no mistake, a cigar la a great arbi
trator. It helps break the Ice, it bridges
over a gulf of embarrassment In meet
ing unexpected or undesirable parties; It
is a sort of passport to good fellowship and
kind treatment. It tides over that awk
ward first few minutes when you sit down
to a business confab with strangers or men
that you are a little shy of, and it fills in
tbe odd moments when you aro waiting to
sec which way the cat did jump. By the
attention which you must give your elgar
you L'sln time for deliberation, and it
somehow gives you an appearance of for
titude and composure which you don't feci
in the least. Why, let two men Iig.t cl
gars and sit down to make a contract, and
I'll guarantee 'they'll get five percent bet
ter terms- on each side than If they pre.
viously whistled and drummed on the ta
ble between spell. So, in a business way,
I think It Is often an advantage to smoke.
Lafayttlc (Ind.) Time.
HE KNEW HIS BUSINESS.
Old man Jones was rubbing his hands
and smiling all over as hn met Brown the
other day, and the latter lelt compelled to
"Has your silver mine turned out a bo
"Haven't beard from it for four weeks."
"You look as pleased as If you bad a
thousand tons of ore in sight."
"Oh, no; I have Just beeu givlfef away
800,000 worth of the stock.
"Not giving It away J"
"Yes, sir. Didn't cost the recipients a
"Well, what kind of a way Is that to run
a silver mine?"
"Oh, don't you worryBrown not a bit.
We've got to have some shares out In order
to make an assessment, and next week we
shall call for an assessment of 70 cents on
tbe dollar in order to meet the expenses of
sutvey and machinery. Don't you worry
about me, Mr. Brown." Wall Stmt A'swe,
This word may be easily trared to a
Greek origin, and tbat the original word is
used by at least two great historians, In re
porting the dispersion of routed armies.
A correspondent of the Magazine thus
speaks of skedaddle :
Ills of both Swedish and Danish origin,
and has been iu use for several years
through tbe Northwest, In tbe vicinity of
Immigrants from those nations. It Is Amer
icanized only in orthography;; tbe Swedes
spelling It 'skuddadahl,' while tbe Danes
spell It 'skyededeb,' both having precisely
the same signification. Tbe phrase Is also
becoming Indlanlzed at least among tbe
Sioux, who frequently use It In place of
their word pocb-a-chee, which signifies
'clear out, 'go off, etc. I will also add
that the Swedes use tho word 'skudda.' and
tbe Danes tbe word 'skyede,' in tbe same
sense as we do the wonl 'skud.'
ANECDOTE 8F SWEBENMR6.
The famous Emanuel Swedenborg was
visited for tbe first time with those
visions of celestial agents which have been
so much talked of, on the day on which be
was to set sail from England for his native
country. During tbe voysge, the captain
of the ship often observed bim arranging
chain npon the quarier-deck, ami appar
ently convening with invisible beings
Upon inquiring tbe reason of this conduct.
Swedenbonr informed bim that some of
tbe celestial friends designed to visit and
converse with him. Tbe Captain took no
farther notice ; but, upcohlsarrlval.ebarg-
ed' Swedenborg for tbe passsge of bis
friends. Ue wss now reduced to tbe dilem
ma either to deny the visit sad contradict
his former assertions, or to pay the money.
He preferred the Utter, aad tbe Captata
was perfectly satisfied.
BEST RIGHT TB THE BEB.
One night s Judge, a military oncer sad
a priest, alt applied lor lodging at aa laa
where there was but one spare bed, aad
the landlord was called oa to deelile which
had tbe better. claisas of tbe three.
"I have IalaaftetB years Us the garrison
f a," said the ofleer. "I bsve tat m
iadce tweatr.rean at H.." said: tbe jadge.
"With yoar leave, geaUeaseav I have stead
la tbe aaiaistry tsteatj-lve years at N.
aid the priest.
"That, settle, the ,0tesUew," seW I
taasMerd. "Yea have Wa,
years; yea have as tweaty' yi
ItwreMd -asaaw-tna steed as
yeessTse. he sertslsjly hsattaabaH ttghtja
"Can you change a S20 gold piece t" be
asked, as bo gently placed tbe empty glass'
ah I.k -.Aiaa-tal uVm I l,l ll.Mh.pt.Mil.B I
WU MJV ,WUMM --, m..w m-v ..... uurt.
"Wen, ill go out anu seen icaanmi.
one." FiUiiurg lKipatt
Tbo "Dude" cigar has made Its appear-.
ance. Tbe description once given ore el
gar will answer equally as well for' this:
"A roll of tobacco, with lira at one cad aad
a fool at the other."
Professor to a young lady stiulent-rToerl
mark is very low, and you have only Jat I
passed. Young lady Oh. I'm so giad.1
Professor surprised Why! ioueg lady-1
I do so love a tight squeeze. CtUgKt.
A Florida hotel-keeper was charging al
western traveler three prices forbad ae.
commodations. "What will youdowhen
you have killed the goose that lays the
golden eggs!" said the grumbling traveler,!
Wait for another goose I" sId the hard-l
A lady traveler remarks that the clcaull-
nes ami order on uoar.i snip, where all
the work Is doue by men. Including that ot
tbe kitchen and the care nt tbe rahlna, al
most convince-! lier that woman has mis
taken her vocation in attempting to grapple
with housework. Trof Timt;
A teacher dedntng a transitive verb i
one tbat expresses an action which
"passed oer" Iroiu tho doer gave for Iliad
tratlnn, "The dog wags hi tall." Wher
upnnayouusteraroso Willi the eritlchroJ
"Please ma'am, the action don't pass overs
It staya with the dog."
In Euglaud. many years ago, when a bus!
band died, the widow received adnweroi
the customary lands, but If boniarri
the second time she lost them, but mlgil
regain them by riding a black ram backl
ward Into court, reciting certain doggerel
rhymes a sample of coarse fun In whld
tbe common people of England arc Incline. 1
According to tbo popular lejend.M
devil, who has a special Interest In rax
ing as mauy tongues as possible, seut sevesl
years in tbe study of Basque, and leamei
only three words, possibly Including ilf
two following, which Mr. Grant rites II
specimensof many others : izarysarayaenln 1
rrcarenbarena aud azpllcuctagarayco.iro J
GREEK AND CRIMEAN TOMBS.
The ancient Greeks buried their dead It I
earthen jan aud many ol these are foun.i
In tbe Crimea, Tbe largest and most peil
feet was discovered by some bee-tiuiiterl
who traced a bee to tbe spot, and found th
jar filled with honey. When emptied, tbi
enormous jar was found large enough t
coutain six persons In a sitting posture.
Is a pile ol buildings covering a spice
IS) feet In length and 1000 In breadth e I
one of the seven hills In Borne. Tbo sill
was once tbe garden of Nero. Early
tbe lOlh century the Bishop of ltoiueerrel
cd there au humble dwelling. This b
been added to by sucresiive Popes, untl
it is now a magnificent pikiee, stocked wltj
paintings, statue, books and antiquities.
The oldest ras of lockjaw which skjni!
recorded must le that referred to ky
Scotch clergyman, who, while prearhlnl
to his congregation ou the -ulijert of Dail
lei lu tbe Hurt's den, and his miraculous ill
liveranco from so Imminent a peril, ttsJ
proceeded: "And what d'ye think wl
tho reawn why the lions dlniia le ir Danl
a' to nieces, and eat him U even as a f 1
eats up a motisef Vary werl. I'll telj j
bow It was! The Lain! above, heglu
the locked jaw."
EVER AND NEVER.
It Is an anomaly to talk of "ever so many!
"ever so much." lusttad of "never
many," etc. This is a modern corrupt!
which does not occur in our lllble vers!
In the account of Dinah, In the book
Genesis, the Princo says: "Ask of
never so much dowry, aud 1 will give I
1., ., "aik me so much as there was no
so much asked before;" but "ever so muc
Is quite an anomaly. It the word be us
the ptiraic should be "never so mucli
not "ever so much." Archhithop H'Aaii
ALCOHOL IN BREAD MAKING. ,
It Is estimated-that the amount of pttj
spirit produced from tho bread annus.
consumed in London is 300,000 gallons. 1
spirit escapes In vapor during the proe
of baklnir. An attempt was made Is
patent bread company In the English 1'
tropolls, some twenty years since, to s
the alcohol by condensing tbe steam I
separate chamber, but the spirit could
be saved. The bread baked proved alaf'l
unpalatable, auj the company failed. 1 1
HAD THE DRUGGIST DOWN FINE.
"I've given tbat boy the wrong m
cine," exclaimed a druggist, seizing
bat and rushlm: from the store. The
had reached home by the time the drUf
bad overtaken him.
"Say," exclaimed the druggist, as an
negro approached. "I've given your
the wrong medicine."
"I gave him morphine. You sent'
"Dai's all right. The udder dxy I
for morphine, and you sent quinine,
dis lime when I wanted morphine ter 1
down any mistakes, I sent forqnln
knowln'datycr wouldn't send whatde
axed for. Go on home and sell om
P'z-en." y II
An Arkansas volunteer In tbe Mex ;
war, riding on horseback, came arrof ;
Illtnoisian who was shot In the leg.
Illinolslan told blot he waa wounded, '
asked to be taken up andeonveyeif o J
danger. "Arkansas" placed bim ot"
hind bis saddle, and fastened bim lo
self with a leather strap While they
hastening from danger, a grape bot
"Illinois" head off.bu t" Arkansas" tho r
he had only fainted from fatigue and
When a safe place was arrived al
horseman released his charge, and -
bis head was gone, exclaimed: "'
Illlnolslans are tbe greatest liars. II
a rascal with bis bead cut off, when
me be was only shot la the leg. You
believe a word these fellows say 1"
A handsome senorlta went to one
best photographers In Madrid latf
have her picture taken. When tbe pc
was sll settled, and tbe cloth was abei
be drawn, the artist threw last glan
his subject, snd to hla consternation f
tbat she was holding a pistol to btr b
"What are you doing V he cried;
will not shoot yourself, It would ru
business ; besides it would be wick
mar so lovely a face."
"Do not be afraid," she replied, "I. A
ao thought of spoiling tbe original li I
of yoar best pictures ; hat my love at ,
ae, and I'm going to send bim my r)
graph In this posture, with tbe sat '
that I'll fire If he dues not return to. f
A few weeks alter the pbotogrsphc,:
tbe pleasure of taking tbe portrait) I
yoaag married pair without the plst
The following eoaversatioq Is repor
bsve lately taken place between a ml'
sad a widow both of Aberdeen. Taj;
ow. who called upoa Ithe minister,;
desirous of rellevteg her mind of sota- j I
wnien oppressea aer, an which mu , 1
.- t.l.1.. ... S.W. ttlf. l
"My good wossea, yoa see t esa be
service to yotr HH ye teH ate what 1 1
''Well, sir, I'm thfakla' o gettln'
tied again?" ,
"Ob, teat la It f Let see see that!
ty frequent sarelyT'-liVwBseay an-
have yost had f - .-
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