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Golden pinions, purple eyed.
Floating down the airy tide
Whence there breathes a faint perfume
Hinting of the clover's bloom-
Hither, thither, fluttering
Up and down on tireless wing—
What the spell and whose the power
Thus to lure her, hour by hour.
Does her lover captive dwell
In some clover honey cell.
Whither after weary flight*
She with folded wings alights?
Br what mystery of speech >
Hoes hia voice tier hearing reach?
By wharf augury or sign
Hung upon the grass or vine?
Who the lonely prisoner
In vho clover calling her.
Bidding her to set him free-
Ending his captivity?
Tis young Cupid, stricken blind,
Shut a clover loaf behind.
Calling to the butterfly—
"Psycho, Psyche, hero am I!"
nk D. Sherman in Youth's Companion.
. imagine a mob of men as hungry as a
Jttck of -wolves whoso frenzy has boon
fired by th\3 scent of blood and in its
midst a fellow being, bound hands and
S»eV with tlti9 noose of tho lynchmen
around his nook. I came suddenly upon
such a scene in one of the settlements on
the Rio Grande, whither I had journeyed
from England to find a brother whom I
lad not seen for many years.
. As I reined up my hon-se near the crowd
and gljncpd over the exciting spectacle
on involuntary cry left my lips as I rec
ognized in the victim him whom I had
come so fax to see.
lie 6aw an d know mo instantly, and
though no wo rd camp from him his palo,
mate lips appi wled to my heart for help.
My appearance caused a hesitation on
the part of tha leaders.
I quickly lea rned that, a stranger in
those parts haidbeen killed that morn
ing near a smi 11 body of water a short
distance from tho settlement and that
any brother had 1 , been caught in the very
act of striking the deathblow. Not one
of the Bi»getattirs seemed to have any
doubt of &s gi lilt, but who is so hard
ened as to conde mn his own brother?
I shuddered as I realized Almant's
(peril and in my own heart judged him
innocent of any icrime.
"Ho is my brother," I cried.
"Hark!" shouU'd one of the onlookers,
•*the brother of tl.e murdoredmanishere
for justice. Dp v.-ith him, boys!"
"Hold," I commanded, rising in my
stirrups as I spoke j "blood calls for blood.
Let me bave hold «of that rope."
' The nsstake in my identity had sug
gested a way in which I might enabie
my brothtT to escape, and I resolved to
attempt it :tt whatever risk. Fortunate
ly there was little family resemblance be
Urging fny torso forward, the crowd
parted, allowing me to M'ach his side,
when I dismounted, ostensibly to exam
ine tho slipping noose.
' "It will 40," I said loud enough to be
heard by all "Now help me to lift him
on the bacit ol my horse. Wo want to do
this job in some shape."
Willing ones .sprang to my assistance,
!but in the brief iinterval I cut the prison
er's bonds so that they held only by a
thread and arratiged the noose so that
it could be thro wn off as soon as his
arms were free.
I know few bora to could match mine
in Bpeed, and onc)3 lie had cleared tho
throng my brother would be compara
Ho undor.'«ix>d rmv intentions, and the
moment we lifted hllm upon the horse he
■wrenched his arm free, threw off the
;noose, dropped into 'the saddle, and giv
ing the animal a Smart blow daslied
through the crowd liko a whirlwind, said
in a few moments was beyond pursuit.
Of course there was loud reviling over
Jus escape, but I appeared so anxious for
his recapture that no blamewas attached
!to me. To carry out tho deception I had
tho body of tho stranger carefully buried
land remained in the place until I deemed
5t safe to depart.
It was nearly three months before 1
Imet my brother in London, whither he
had fled, and then he thanked mo with
(tears in his eyes for my daring assistance
|n his escape from the lynchers. To rrry
israrprise, however, he evaded the subjeut
tof tbe murder, saying simply that no
Icrime had been committed. I did not
Keel like pressing tbe matter, so thot af
ttair was not mentioned again, though it
has haunted my mind ever since. Last
Creek my brother died with no kindred
ear him, and today's post has brought
kno g, manuscript containing a stiirtling
In justice to my brother's name, as well
as my own satisfaction, 1 am prompted to
(give to tlie world the strangest confes
jsions ever made. The following: is his
[account as he wrote it for me:
f "When this is read, I shall havo'passed
beyond the tribunal of man, so I wish to
impress upon you that I am about to re
cord faithfully an experience which I
yncerely hope will fall to tho lot of no
"I was alone in myroom.late ono dark,
Istormy night when I heard a rap on the
sioor, which I fancied at first was but
fche wind shalring it on its hinges. But
4t was repeated louder than before. 1
hade the applicant, whoever he might be,
tj come in, without looking up from the
book which held my attention.
"A moment later the door was opened,
and with tlie gust of wind whioh sent
every light object in the room flying top
)By turvy a man entered the apartment
swith quick, catlike«teps.
" 'Pardon me for the unreasonable
hour at which 1 coll,' he said in a clear,
crisp tone, 'but I suppose doctors get
)nsed to all sorts of calls.'
" 'Certainly,' I repliod, I fear some
rwhat impatiently, as he had interrupted
ime at a time when I did not like to be
(disturbed. 'What can Ido for your*
" 'Oh, I do not come for professional
essistßi.ce,' ho hastened to say, evidently
reading my thoughts. 'Mine is strictly
a business caLL Are you at liberty for a
" 'Yes, but the hour is late, so I trust
jjrou will be aj brief as possible.'
" *Dr. Barlow, how much are you
" 'Enough to made life comfortable
for myself.' I replied. 'If you have no
more important question than that, our
toterview rai»ht as well come to an end
" 'Pardon me, I will eomo to business.
As I told you, 1 am a professor of sci
ence, and I havo made a discovery which
Is worth millions —yes, sir, millions.
_ " 'I need.not tell you of the anxious
days und sleepiesa nights it has cost me.
No matter; I have succeeded at last,
and you are the first man I have ever
Stpproached with my secret. I dni not
do that until I was satisfied you were the
safest one I could find.'
"As he spoke he opened a small bag
which he carried and took out three or
four vials to place upon the table.
" 'Education based upon scientific re
search,' he remarked, 'has made a star
tling advance within the past few yeess.
But no man has gone further into the
unfathomable depths than myself. You
have a basin of water here. Pardon me
if I appropriate it to my own use.'
"I bowed in acquiescence, too much
surprised to speak.
"He quickly unsealed one of the vials
and poured ita contents into the basiu of
water. Then from another be sifted a
bluish colored powder upon the surface
of the liquid, which no sooner had touch
ed the other than it began to hiss, foam
and sparkle until there came a report
like a pistol shot, und a column of lurid
flame leaped up to the ceiling. I started
back with a cry of terror.
" 'Dou't bo alarmed,' he assured me,
with a smile; "tho water will soon bum
"The fire soon began to grow palo and
to diminish in height, when it finally
died out altogether, and I saw that the
basin was empty.
" 'How much do you think that secret
is worth?' asked my visitor, still show
ing his while teeth between his parted
" 'What do you mean? I cried.
" 'Sit down "id be composed, and I
will quickly explain.' Then as I sank
into the nearest seat, at a loss what to
do or say, he continued:
" 'Seeing is believing, so I have shown
to you what I can do to impress upon
you more deeply the power that I pos
sess. You have seen that basin of water
burn like so much oil, and''now you
will believe me when I tell you that I
have unlocked one of nature's great se
crets and that the key lies in that small
"His demoniacal smile as he spoke
made mo shudder.
" 'I do not understandyou,' I faltered.
'If you mean that you can burn wa
" 'Haven't I done it?' he cried. 'Why,
man alivel don't you realize the impor
tance of that secret? In those vials are
held the component agents able to sepa
rate the constituent parts of water and,
freeing tho same, set them at war with
each other, which must result in com
bustion and total annihilation.
" 'Think of that and realize that I hold
in my hand tho destiny of the world.
Let me throw ever so little of those won
derful properties into the Atlantic and
dare you contemplate the result? In one
instant o> nucleus of fire would be formed
to grow swiftly in size, separating the
gases of water and feeding upon them
until the shores of Europe and America
would be wrapped in a sheet of flame.
" 'No deluge thr.t ever drowned the
world could extinguish the conflagration,
but would rather transport the fiery le
gions to the very pillars of the heavens,
and it would spread from shore to shore
and from ocean to ocean, until it had in
folded the globe in its seething embrace.
Every creaturo of the sea, the air and
the land would perish—ay, tho earth it
self would melt into fervent heat.'
"During this startling speech he had
worked himself into a fearful frenzy to
fix his intent gaze upon mo as he con
cluded with .1 light that burned into my
inmost being. I felt I was in the pres
ence of a madman.
" 'Oh, well,' I said, with what calm
ness I could command, 'we won't antici
pate so dreadful a catastrophe as you so
vividly describe. But it is evident you
have made a remarkable discovery. I am
anxious to know just how you accom
" 'Which is my secret,' he 6aid, with
another smile, and I saw that my dis
passionate speech had had a soothing ef
fect upon him. The man was evidently
sane except on that one subject.
" 'You aro tho most sensible man I
have met,' he soon resumed, 'and I am
going to impart enough of my secret to
you so you will act with good faith in
assisting me in a direction where I am
" 'It needs not my words to tell you
that water is composed of two gases,
hydrogen and oxygen, in parts a3 2 to
1. United in that proportion these
elemonts are impervious to fira. Every
schoolboy knowß that. But mix then in
any other proportion, and h«at, flume,
combustion, aro the immediate conse
" 'Now, I have discovered the key
which unlocks the affinity holding to
gether the constituent parts of water.
A few grains of this powder are sufficient
to dismember its warlike elements, when
the funeral pyro of the human race is
kindled as far as this planet is concerned.'
" 'lmpo!«ible!' 1 ;:ould not help ex
claiming. 'God in his infinite wisdom
never created a world so beautiful as
this aud then placed in the hands of its
subjects the means of its destruction.'
" 'Poor fool!' he said, compassionately.
'You forget that the moon is but a fire
extinguished world; that planets with
out number are the charred remains of
what were once scones of life and beauty;
that tho sun is a molten mass of heat;
that ho has said iv his own word, in the
end "tho heavens shall be folded together
liko a scroll, tho elements to melt with
" 'You sco this vial. It contains po
tassium. It neods not mo to tell a man
of your information tho result when
this is brought into contact with oxygen.
It ignites Instantly. This powder here,
the secret of whose compound is known
only to me, contains properties which
instantly decompose the watory ele
ments. The moment the oxvtron Is free
tuo potassium ignites it, and the work of
fiery destruction is begun.
" 'You betray a look of doubt. Per
haps you think that this action will be
merely local—that the properties will
quickly burn out, and in consequence
tho liro die for want of sustenance. If
60, you err. The properties of this pow
der aro self generating, and as long as
tho water lasts must of necessity con
tinue their work of decomposition, the
oxygen continually feeding the flan:
" 'Get me another basin of wat I
Want to demonstrate it moro cleai o
"As ho had done before, ho turned the
potassium into the basin and then sifted
in a certain amount of tho powder. Tho
hissing and fuming quickly began, fol
lowed by a sharp report, wheu a column
LOS AJNttELES IIERALD SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 23. 1893.
of fire again sprang up, which lasted un
til the water was consumed.
" 'You see, my first trial was no illu
sion,' he said, turning to me. 'What I
have done once I can do every time.'
" 'It is a terrible thing!' I exclaimed,
with a shudder. 'But why have you
come to mef
" 'Because the secret Is worth much to
me. But when I approach men they call
me mad and will not listen. They will
believe you, and when you have proved
what I can do they will gladly pay my
price. Then I will divide with you, and
we both shall be rich, you to live at your
ease and I to continue my investigations.
Will you help me?' and he caught me by
the arm with a clutch I seem to feel
" 'Help you?' I asked in a husky voice.
'Would you jeopardize the lives of the
whole human race for a few paltry thou
sands? A man of your great intellect
and research should be abovo'
" 'Yon still doubt my ability to do
what I claim?" he interrupted. 'Perhaps
in the open air you think I would fail?
Come with me and I will astonish even
you. See, the storm has cleared away,
and the day is breaking.'
"I was puzzled what to do. There
was no one in the house upon whom 1
could call for assistance, but outdoors I
might escape the man, whom, I confess,
I feared. So I consented to accompany
"The morning light was fast dispelling
the shadows of night and storm, and we
had no difficulty in making our way to a
little body of water quite hemmed in by
the mountains aud the forest. My com
panion, as if fearing I would attempt to
escape, had not taken his gaze from me
since we had left tho house.
" 'There is a good place to test our
work,' he declared, pointing to a small
pool of water formed in a depression of
the earth by the late storm.
"Without waiting for my reply he
threw some of the potassium and powder
into the water. The result was startlinar
to mo, though I had anticipated the con
"The report was deafening, and the
flames seemed to leap to the sky, illu
minating the night scene with a ghastly
light, but startling as was the light of the
burning water the appearance of my
companion, who had seemed to be sud
denly transformed into a demon, was
" 'See, seel' ho cried, dancing to and
fro with fiendish glee, 'it burns—will
burn till the pool is dry. What do you
think of my secret now? Do not I hold
the key to all life? Oh, I feel like a god,
and all men are but worms crawling at
my feet 1 See, the flames leap higher and
" 'Now, let me drop the same agents
which set that pool on fire into this lake,
and the result will bo the same. Aye,
the same, only a million times more
grand, for the fire will follow the river
to the gulf and thence to the ocean, to
envelop the entire world in its blazing
sheet. What a sight for the gods to wit
"He gesticulated fiercely and reached
one arm over tho water, as if to drop
the infernal powder upon its placid
bosom, his wild looking figure lit up by
the transplendent glow of tho burning
pool. 1 gazed with awe upon him, real
izing only too well the terrible earnest
ness of his tone.
" 'Wait!' 1 cried hoarsely, 'you forget
tho money. Your secret ia worth'
" 'Bah! Who prates of money -with a
cringing world at his feet?' he shrieked
'They laugh at me. Now let their tears
put out tho flames my hand has kindled.
See! The potassium, it fumes, hisses,
dances upon the water! Now the pow'—
"Imagine who can the horror of my
situation. The blood seemed to freeze in
my veins. My limbs seemed paralyzed,
but I quickly overcame my lethargy.
The life of every being in the world was
in my hands. Nerving myself for the
blow, I felled the mad scientist dead at
my feet. At that moment the fire be
hind me expired. The world was saved.
"You know the rest. I was discov
ered in the act of dealing the fatal blow
by men who could not understand the
immeasurable deed I had done. You
saved my life. In the sight of God I feel
that I have committed no crime, but I
shall die easier knowing that when I am
gone the truth will bo known to tho
world My conscience is clear, and yet
the secret has pointed in my every ac
tion like a finger of fire."—T-it-Bits.
Tho First Steam Cruiser.
It is generally Known that tho first
steam driven vessel to cross the Atlan
tic was built in Canada. The informa
tion is not so general, however, that this
same craft was subsequently converted
into a cruiser and was the first steamship
engaged in actual war.
The facts in tho caso are stated in
"Johnson':! Alphabet of First Things In
Canada." The ship was the Royal Wil
liam. She was built at the Cove, Que
bec, in the winter of 1880-1, and during
the season of 1832-3 plied between Que
bec and Halifax. In tha latter season
she was sent to London and there char
tered by tho Portuguese government to
transport troops intended for tho service
of tho late Don Pedro to Brazil. Re
turning to London, she was sold to the
Spanish government, by the latter con
verted into a cruiser and employed
against Don Carlos in the civil war of
1820, thus being the first steamer to fire
a hostile shot.—Toronto News.
Driven to the Ruuge YoU
Says a correspondent: I lost my com
plexion very young, grow sallow, and in
order to remedy this pumpkinlike mask
I took to rouging. It was a success.
People began to say: "How well you
lookl Such a fine color." I pride my
self on the fact that I have an exceed
ingly finished touch. I never left my
mirror without giving my face the most
careful scrutiny. I learned to shade off
the edges until I really believe that my
homemade flush was prettier than a good
many going the rounds that were per
fectly natural, for it never spread over
my chin, nose and forehead.
Ono day I heard a woman lecture on
the evils of painting the cheeks. I went
home, throw my box of carmine in the
fire and resolved that I would be natural
at all hazards. In a few days" I began to
ba greeted with commiserating glances.
Friends asked if I were ill. "You look
so fagged. Must be something the mat
ter." I stood it as long as I could, when
back to my rouge I went, aud I shall not
desert it for anything more natural un
less it bo to adopt beet juice, which, I
hear, is not only a beautifier, but a touic
for the skin as well.
DESCRIPTION OF THEIR TACKLE,
BOATS AND COSTUMES.
They Do Mot Handle Their Oars Up to Yale
"Form"— Long Days of Work With but
Small lteturn—Plcturcniine Scenes About
the Shore In tho Evening.
Tho waters on the coast of Japan aro
bountifully supplied with fish, and ac
cordingly a largo number of people
along the coast aro engaged in fishing.
Prom a village like Isozaki the boats got
out for the day, and in many aspects an
account of their work will illustrate fish
ing along the entire coast. All through
the day tho village is exceedingly quiet,
except for the scores of quite naked
children, who at all times are diving,
swimming aud playing in the water near
the shore, only coming out of the water
occasionally to sit upon the hot rocks to
warm themselves. It is no exaggeration
to say that the greater part of their time
is spent in the water. They are of
course brown ss Indians, but as much
at home in the sea as fish.
At about 4 o'clock in the afternoon the
excitement of tho day begins. A few
men are seen gathering on the tops of
hills and high points along the shore, and
soon upon the horizon we see the white
square sails of the fishing boats. Usually
the boat is fitted with two square sails,
which are so managed as to hold a good
deal of wind and to carry tho boat for
ward with good speed. As they approach
the shore the mainsail, which is held by
a cross spur at the top of a slight mast 15
or 18 feet high, is furled and the mast
taken in; then In a few moments the
foresail, which is rigged in the same way
and is about a third smaller, is taken in
also; then are run out those peculiar
Japanese oars, three or four on a side.
The oar is composed of two pieces and is
a very heavy affair, often as much as two
men caro to lift. It bas a hole in the
under side and rests ou a pivot some
thing like an outrigger. These oars run
back toward the stern of the boat and
are worked in a maimer sometliing like
sculling by two men to an oar, the men
standing to their work and facing the
sido of the boat.
To sco ouo of these boats driven rapid
ly through tho water ono is vividly re
minded of the Roman triremes propelled
by the galley slaves of old. A peculiar
shout accompanies tho rowing, as if to
aid in keeping time, but in fact each oar
is worked entirely independent of the
others, and there is no harmony what
ever. Thero are few more picturesque
scenes than these quaint Japanose junks
with their high prows and sides as they
come in with their whit* square sails
set, and then the sudden transformation
into a Roman galley as they approach
There is of course no wharf at the
landing, and you are surprised as the
j boat reaches the beach to see her turned
and run ou to the beach stern foremost.
The success of the day cau readily be
told even before they begin to discharge
cargo by the activity of the rowers and
the loudness of their shout as they ap
. proach the land, as well as often by a
little banner run up in tho stern, which
! proclaims a successful catch.
1 As the boat lie» uy the snoi => me crowd
j ot men, women and children gather
around, and a part of tho crew discharge
! the day's catch, throwing the fish from
the boat into the shallow w(ater near the
j shore. Others take masts aud r ,Qars from
'■ the boat aud carry them up |jja beach,
I and others take out various mov
ables from the boat. During, fche month
of August the fish, which arfl.Jaken en
tirely by nets, are almost kotsuo or
bon to, of firm flesh and much liked by
the Japanese as well as foreigners. A
good day's catch for a crew of 12 to 18
men is about 800 fish, though often more
than that number aro taken. All the
fish, having been thrown into the water,
they are then gathered up and laid on
the beach and counted.
While this is going on we may notice
the sailors whose appearance seemed so
unusual as they were seen approaching
the shore. We at once decide that afish
man's wardrobe cannot be an expensive
draft upon his pocket, for their brown
bodies seem to be adorned by only two
garments, one a narrow white cloth
about the loins and the other a bluish
white cloth about the head and forehead,
which prevents tho perspiration from
flowing into their eyes. This latter gar
ment is rarely wanting, though the for
mer frequently is. They are finely de
veloped fellows physically, nearly all
young men. and a very jovial and happy
crew. The crowd along the shore has
been increased by the' coming of men
drawing two wheeled carte with baskets
upon thorn, into which the fish as soon as
they have been oounted are placed, leav
ing tho beach red with their blood, and
away go the men for a night journey to
Milo, 13 miles away, the nearest large
city, where the fish will be sold the next
morning, or perhaps shipped by rail to
Tokio and other large towns.
Meanwhile the sailors have attached
ropes to the stern of tho boat, and, with
much shouting and pulling, have drawn
her up over rollers npon tbe beach above
the tide The absence of paint, pitch
or other substance for keeping the boat
watertight makes it necessary often
while she is lying on the beach to pile
heaps of rice straw around her in the
evening, which, set on fire, reveals a fan
tastic scene and helps to make-her water
tight for a short period.
Work over, tho men take their lunch
boxes—wooden boxes, li by 2 feet square
—in which they keep not only food, but
a larger garment for the better covering
of their bodies, and hasten away to their
homes, bearing in one hand perhaps a
fish for their own fwnilios.
A short night's rest, and at 3 or 4
o'clock in the morning tho boats are
pushed off again, and another day's
work begins. If their day's work real
izes an average of 20 or 25 cents, they
aro very fortunate. Tho wretched huts
that they call homo and tho condition of
their living indicate, however, that they
fall below this for tho most part.—Lew
At the drug store, a valuable package,
worth its weight in gold. My hair has
stopped falling and all dandruff has dis
appeared since I found Skookum Root
Hair Grower. ABk your druggist about it.
Wall paper at coat; must seil; white back, 4
cents a roll. Chicago Wall Paper House, 237
Bouth Spring street.
Usk German Family Soap.
A Story of a Russian Novelist-
Turgenienf once asked the famous
critic, Belinsky, and five others to dine
with him at his home in the country,
where he kept a famous chef.
"I will prepare such a banquet for yon
as you have never imagined," he de
clared, and he not only fixed the day,
but insisted upon each person's giving
his word of houor that he would be
"Don't fear for ns," said Belinsky.
"Wo shall be there, but you must not
repeat the trick you played us last win
ter, when you asked us to dine and were
not at home when we arrived. In order
to remind you I will write to you the
On tho appointed day—a very hot day
—the party set out for the country house
in the morning and arrived thoroughly
fatigued by heat and duajt. But no host
appeared to welcome them. The house
was deserted. Repeated knocking at the
door was answered by silence.
"Can Tnrgenieff have repeated last
winter's trick?" exclaimed Belinsky. His
friends tried to persuade him that they
had arrived earlier than they were ex
"But I wrote him that we would be
here at 1 o'clock," said Belinsky. "What
can it moan? If they would only ad
mit us, we could wait, but here we are
At length a boy appeared who con
fessed that his master was away and
that the chef was at an inn in the neigh
borhood. He was dispatched for the
chef, and tho party waited, hungry and
cross, until he made his appearance.
"Where is your master?" cried Belin
The cook did not know.
"Did he not order a dinner for ns to
"He did nothing of the kind," was the
"■Well," said Belinsky when ho was
composed enough to express an opinion,
"ho haa indeed given us an unusual sort
of banquet!"—" Russian Characteristics."
Teetli of the Beaver.
The beaver is armed with two long
ohisellike teeth in each jaw. These
teeth are exceedingly powerful and are
to a beaver what an ax is to a woods
man. One such tooth taken from the
lower jaw of a medium sized skull (they
can be removed without diffioulty, un
like the most of ours) is bent into near
ly a semicircle and measures S inches
along its outer curve. Only one inch of
this length projects from the skull. The
corresponding one from the npper jaw
is bent into more than a complete half
circle and measures upon its outer face
4 inches, of which less than an inch
protrudes from its bone casing. In
width each tooth is five-eighths of an
inch. Examination of ono of them re
veals the secret of how a beaver can per
form such feats as chopping down a
birch tree 10 inches iv diameter, not to
speak of softer woods, like the bass
wood, of much greater size.
The tooth is composed of two mate
rials. Along the outer face or front of
the tooth is a thin plate of exceedingly
hard enamel. On tho inner, forming the
body of the tooth, is a substance called
dentine. The dentine, being softer, wears
away with use. The thin enamel re
-11 1 'I'**--—**r"*"iVflllf nr.--...-». Kit -rVint.
the tooth assumes tho shape or a keen
chisel that never grows dull. The tooth
is hollow at the base for half its length
and is rilled with a nourishing substance
which keeps it constantly growing.—St.
Mr. Fergueon'e Savins Prayer.
Away back in the early sixties Mr.
Ferguson was defending a man accused
of beating his wife. The case was on
trial before a justice of the peace, prob
ably the same justice who decided that
stealing a sack of potatoes out of a canoe
was "piracy on the high seas." The ac
cused was convicted, and the justice
promptly sentenced him to be hanged.
"But you can't hang a man for beat
ing his wife," expostulated Ferguson.
"The devil I can't," said the justice,
bridling up. "Ain't he guilty? Oughtn't
any man to be hung who would beat a
woman and that woman his wife? And
ain't I the only judge in this county? If
I haven't got the power to hang a man,
who has, eh? I'll hang him within an
hour; won't we, boys?" he concluded,
addressing the crowd standing around,
whose sympathies were evidently with
"That we will," shouted the crowd
Seeing that the case was beginning to
look serious for his client, Ferguson said:
"Well, your honor, before the man is
hanged I'd like to take him out behind
that big treo and pray with him."
"All right," said the justice, and off
went tho prisoner and Ferguson. When
they got behind the tree Ferguson said
in an undertone:
"Now git, you hound." And he got.—
Pottery of the American Indians.
The pottery of the North American
Indian ia in some respects like the dol
men pottery of Europe, although it dif
fers in many details of form, mode of
manufacture and ornamentation. Tho
North American Indian used neither
wheel nor furnace, nor did he, except
rarely, decorate it with colors. The clay
was frequently mixed with powdered
shells. The decoration of pottery made
in the eastern portion of the United
States was effected by incised lines and
dots with various combinations. The
spiral and volute were employed.
Among the southern Indians much of
the decoration was made by the im
press of textile fabrics, sometimes with
only a string or cord. In the interior and
principally on the Mississippi river the
pottery vessels were made to represent
sometimes tho human face, sometimes
animals. Thero was a much greater
prevalence of the in the
United States than in Europe. The pre
historic pottery of Mexico and Central I
America Iprms a special group; that
from the pueblos of Arizona and New
Mexico another, while that made by the
North American Indian constitutes a
third group. Each of these has dis
tinctive characteristics. —Great Divide.
Once lost, it is difficult to restore the
hair. Therefore be warned in time, lest
you become bald. Skookum Boot Hair
Grower stops falling bair. Sold by
Fire Insurance Katee Reduced.
Independent ot the "compact." See Basker.
ville,2lß North Main (Lanfranco bultdlngj and
OLD TIME SMUGGLING.
How the Dusineee or Cheating the Govern
ment lias Degenerated.
Instead of a run by night iv an open
boat from the French coast to the shores
of Hampshire, Sussex, Essex or Kent, we
have to content ourselves in these prosaic
times with petty attempts to cheat the
revenue, for which women are moro fre
quently responsible than men. Such an
incident onoe happened at Belfast, where
an Irishwoman named Mary McMahon
Was brought to the police court charged
With keeping whisky on premises which
were unlicensed. Sergeant Jones de
posed that he went into tho defendant's
house and fouud a woman named Gray
ton, who was soated before the fire.
Upon searching her the sergeant came
upon 86 bottles of porter and two bottles
of whisky stowed away in her petti
coats. To the inexpressible amusement
of the spectators the sergoaut produced
the peccant garments in court. Each
petticoat was made of coarse sacking
and was girt with innumef able pockets,
and all of them lined with soft material
so as to keep the bottles from clinking
and possibly breaking each other.
Unhappily for poor Mary McMahon,
the petticoats, whisky aud porter were
confiscated by the relentless police mag
istrate, and the chief delinquent was
sent to jail for three months. I enter
tain no doubt that the hearty sympathies
of nine-tenths of those present in court
went with Mary McMahon to limbo.
There has, we fear, never been a time
in Scotland or Ireland when surrepti
tious potheen and mountain dew which
never paid a bawbee to the state excheq
uer did not, liko stolen kisses, taste the
sweeter because of their clandestine
He, howevor, who would fain find
amusing stories about running tho block
ade and smuggliug contraband of war
through an enemy's lines may turn with
advantage to many transatlantic maga
zines which teem with articles revealing
the illicit trade carried on during the
American civil war. Ladies of the Belle
Boyd and Mrs. Greenhow type wero
caught trying to make their way down
south with countless boxes of copper
caps and packages of quinine stitched
into their crinolines. Captain Roberts,
better known under his real name, Ho
bart Pasha, tells us that he smuggled
great quantities of Cockle's pills into Se
cessia, but that the southerners, differ
ing in taste from the lamented Colonel
Fred Burnaby, would have uono of them.
A certain young lady, who appeared
to be in delicate health, took ship at New
York for Havana, whence she hoped to
run the blockade into Mobile. Over
powered by seasickness during tbe voy
age, she oould not prevent the steward
ess from discovering that she was girt
round about with linen bandages, among
which many costly drugß were stowed.
Such is the complexion to which modern
smuggling has come at last. Our coast
guards have no preventive duties to per
form, and their only raisou d'etre is to
watch that no foreign foe makes a de
scent on our coasts. The Dirk Hatter
aicks of the past aro as dead as tho pi
rates of tho Captain Cleveland order,
and in their stead petty larceny revenuo
cheaters like Mary MucMahon have
sprung iuto existence.—London Society.
Sljo Fbo the nog.
np town drug store the other day. She
led a tiny pug by a slender silver chain.
Her hat was all y-b!in>iu with purple
flowers, and au Alsatian bow of purple
ribbon was lied about jmggie's pock so
big as to give the'impression that there
was moro bow than dug.
Milady seated herself on a stool in
front of the soda fountain and tenderly
lifted his small canlneship to another
seat beside her. The order was given
for chocolate ice cream soda. When it
was served, this rather remarkable
young woman conveyed a teaspoonful of
the cream hist to her own lips and then
to puggie's. This process was repeated
until not a drop was left.
It devoloped during this interesting
episode that the dog's name was Nig,
and to see Nig blink his eyes and lick
Ids small chops was very funny indeed.
"Ught" exclaimed a matter of fact
woman looking on. "How that girl can
put that spoon back in her mouth after
that dog has licked it passes my compre
hension. I think it is perfectly disgust
But Nig only blinked the more know
ingly, doubtless thanking the good Lord
that all women were not made alike.—
Charmed by a Snake.
As I was several miles out in tho coun
try, riding horseback from Pomona to
Etiwanda, I 6aw a jack rabbit standing
still only a few feet from tho road. I
drove up close to the animal, which still
refused to scamper away. On the con
trary, the rabbit stood or sat transfixed
to the spot, though making a constant
nervous, shuddering motion, as if anx
ious to get away, but at the same time
being held to the spot. I was surprised
that the rabbit did not flee at the ap
proach of myself and horse, and when I
looked a littio sharper I saw a large rat
tlesnake coiled np nnder some bushes,
his head uplifted, about six feet from the
I shall never forget the scene. The
rabbit was looking with indescribable
eagerness straight at the slowly ap
proaching snake and heeded nothing
else. I dismounted, and seizing a long
stick by force pushed the rabbit away,
when the snake instantly swelled with
rage and sounded its rattles. I wounded
the snake and then dispatched it. The
rabbit for a eecond or two seemed be
numbed and was hardly capable of mo
tion. That was over quickly, and the
animal hopped away.—Pomona Prog
Chinese Temples In America.
Tho census bureau has issued a bul
letin which Bhows that thero are 47 Chi
nese temples in tho United States, val
ued at $02,000, claiming 100,000 worship
ers. Forty of these temples are in Cali
fornia, 4in Now York, 2in Idaho and 1
In Kohler & Frohling tract 65 lots,
$550, $000 and $650. Sold in 1887 at
$1100 to $1300. Terms one-fourth cash,
balance three years, interest 7 1 4 per
cent. Streets graded, graveled and
curbed; cement sidewalks and water
laid. Call and see it. Free carriage.
W. J. Fisher, 227 W. Second street.
Londonderry Water. Woollacott, ag't.
Contains yfflHmSSvl Gj-ows
Vegetable /Wf!™p |\ Beth-ate
Compound. /// IOWjB, |] Fabric.
Dandruff. , «otHFJ I Nature*
gr Wis *3s
Stops (Trade Mark Registered.) «.U
£ 8 HAIR Hum 3
&• GRfIWEB 3
bold by Druggists, $t; slx,sfi. WortJs JO a bottle
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Skookum Root Hair Grower Co.
A If DEPARTORE
NOT A DOLLAR NEED BB PAID Ut
UNTIL CURE 18 EFFECTED.
DR. C. EDGAR SMITH I CO..
Positively cure In from tblrty to sixty
days all kinds o(
VABIOOCKLC, HYDROOKLK, FILM and FIS
SURF.. FISTULA, ULCERATIONS, eta, etc
withont the me ot knife, drawing blood or de
teutlon from business.
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Can ref<-r Interested partial to prominent I.o'
Angeles cltlsens wbo hava been treated by
tbein. Cure guaranteed
05(1 S. MAIN ST., COR. SEVKNTH,
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Canning of Fruit made an agreei
ble aud delightful task. No moi
boiling and uo more spoiling, i
ui>r*Wiit-><iiKar-r«: , "*»- -t'
labor lost by the old method.
Try it ou your berries, and yon wl
surely nse it on your later fruits, j
if yon cannot get it at your grocer
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Los Angeles, Gal.
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scribes the bidden pitfalls for tbe unwary!
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FIRST NATIONAL BuK.
A MEETING OF THE STOCKHOIA* 0F
TUB FIRST NnTJOMAL BANK 3* Ah"
gelea will be held at the bank's omrft/'* 1 '
URD AY, AU<*. 19, 1893, AT 1 O'OLf p - ■••
lor the purpose of considering and X on ,J
i>ropositiou tolucresse the capital s)b' aaia
bank from $200,000, divided Into
of $100 each, to $400,000, dtvldedP * 00u
shares oi $100 each.
By order of the Board of Dlrertci,
7-18 td J. M. ELLIOT i j^ent
JM>x Rooms 22, 24 &
**lPPQs7 rf,,hum acher block SPrr™
107 North Spring St, Los taW '
A SET OF TElft $5.
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From 7to 10 o'cl/ 3-Ulyr
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(Successors to Clark A jP an Tt
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Office, Weat Pecon<P" alck ,
Yards at Redondo and lW'""- M* U
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