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THE HABIT OF DELAY.
Could man read Time's patres,
Record overy scene 1
He'd find, through Life'j stages,
How oft he had been
Too full of inventions
To satisfy thought,
Too rife with intentions
That dwindle to naught!
Still taxing to-morrow,
St?l wasting to-day,
Whilst angels in sorrow
Dropped tears on his way.
?Charles Swain.
THE FALCON.
AN OLIKTIME LOVE STORY.
Th8 fine eld mansion of the .Alber
ghi family, near Gluekstadt, was bril
liantly lighted and the sound of music
md dancing was borne^oh the evening
air across the r<^ng^sparkling. waters
' of the Jllbftr^'hat night a grand ball
^was-"gTven by Count Frederick Alber
. gbi, the only remaining representative
of the noble family whose name he
boro. The building was massive stone,
high and dark, protected by moat,
drawbridge and battlemented towers.
It was a tine old feudal castle, built in
the time of Frederick II. Outside it
. looked grand and gloomy; inside it was
ablaze with lights and redolent with
the perfume of choice flowers which
were scattered-in profusion, not only
about the large reception saloon, but
in all the smaller' apartments which
were thrown open to the gueuts.
In a little room far removed from
.the rest, in the eastern tower, stood
two persons?a young man, remark
ably handsome, though there was an ex
pression of deep care upon his face,
and a lady. The lady was not remark
ably handsome just now, as she listen od
to her companion with drooping eyes;
indeed, most people would call her sim
ply pretty till she raised her expressive
dark blue eyes, and the brilliant, sylph
like smile broke over her face. The
two were standing talking carelessly
together, the lady leaning against the
heavily-carved oaken window frame,
and the young man standing nearly
opposite her, caressing a bright-eyed
falcon perched upon his wrist.
f So, Count Alberghi, you will be re-,
membered for a long while as the
young noble who gave the most splen
did ball as yet ever attended." The
lips of the young man curled, and he
answered contemptuously:
,; That is surely a name worth gain
ing at any price."
"Of couraey" said the lady. "But
why so scornful about it?"
Yon know, Lady Lena, that I care
only for your approbation; then the
ball is given only in honor and to please
youi whose slightest wish I would
gratify at any expense."
"Alas, Count Alberghi. I am told
that a dozen time, each day!"
"Probably; but the words do not
come from the heart as mine do."
''Pooh!" said the lady. "They all
-wear-toatr*?,:?r *
" Very well, Lady Lena; I may some
time be able to prove tbe truth of my
words. I have been a fool. For three
years I have hung upon your accent,
fulfilled your every wish, as far as lay
in my power. My fortune?which was
ample?I laid at your feet, that you
might have every possible want sup
plied: and in return for this devotion
I have received nothing but coldness
and si orn. You know that I love you
as few men love?with my waole heart
and soul?and yet vou scorn roe. You
are rich and noble.* I still love you as
ever, but to-night is the last time I
bow beftre you. This once I plead.
Lady Lena, to be shown some kiadnes .
For the last time I offer you myself.
"Will you accept me ?"
Lady Lena turned very pale as she
listened to the rapid, passionate words
^uttered by the young man Who knelt
""before her. Her eyes grew dark with
some inward feeling, but her words
destroyed the faint hope which had
risen in his heart at the gentle ex
pression on her face.
"Oh, rise. Count Frederick, for I
know this U all nonsense?instantly.
Tomorrow you will be beside me, ?s
usual, and the next and every day, just
as you have been for years." The
young man rose and, in answer to her
taunt, only bent his head and tenderly
stroked the glossy head and neck of the
bright-eyed bird on his wrist, that
looked from one to another, as if in
quiring what was going on. Piqued
at his silence the lady exclaimed:
"Where now is your boastel love?
I say a bitter thing to you, and you do j
not retaliate."
. " I cannot forget myself so fat as to
retaliate upon a woman.'*
"No," said she, "but you can sneer.
You sneer and stroke your falcon,
which I know poss-.sses more of your
boasted love than I do."
"Jeannette never wounds'me," he
replied. "In return for my caresses
she does not give me b tter coldness."
"Perhaps she would if she could
speak," persisted the lady.
"Actions, Laly Lena." said he,
"speak louder than words." The girl's
eyes flashed, and she turned to-the door,
^but paused as she nearcd it, and, look
ing-over her shoulder, said' ontemptu
ously:
"I suppose the cause of your love
for that bird is becaus3 she once be
longed to some former lady love?''
The tone was very insult'iig, and this
time the young man raised his head
with flashing eyes, and his word* were
rapid and indignant.
" You are right," he replied. " This
falcon belonged to a noble lady, who e
kind, womanly heart scorned to inflict
a wound upon the meanest creature;
who trampled not under foot honor
able love offered hi r, as if it were a
disgraceful thing. One whom I loved
devotedly, and who, had she been
^ unable to return the affection offered
her, would yet have rejected it with
considerate gentleness."
"Why, then, don't you return to
this paragon of tenderness and virtue ?"
sneered the lady.
"She would willingly soothe my
wounded spirit," he replied, " but she
is dead " Without another word Lena
sped from the room, her brain on fire,
her eyes full of t^ars. Could Fred
erick have seen her as she, leaning far
out of a window, weeping bitterly,
he would have forgiven the bitter
words. As it was they parted in
anger.
Left alone, Frederick paced up and
down the room. In his despair he
murmured aloud: " I hav e been a ctriv
eling fool?a madman I For three
years 1 have devoted my time, heart
and fortune to the service of this heart
less woman; one day rewarded with
smiles, the next with frowns. To
morrow, when the bil's are paid for
debts incurred for this night, I shall be
absolutely penniless?all my fortune
spent upon this vain flirt, who is un
deserving the name of woman. Yes,
to-morrow my furniture, horses and
? plate will be sold, my servants dis
VOL. XII.
charged, and sll that will remain to me
is this old castle, and my faithful
nurse, Margaret, who will not leave
me, and my falcon. This building now
ringing with the sounds of music,
dancing and merry laughter will be
closed, to become the sanctuary of rats
and owls. For myself, I shall with
draw from society, and in this small,
gloomy tower, support my poverty and
despair as best ? may. I have been
worse than foolish?I have been
wicked. But i;his unmanly repining
will not do. I must rejoin my guests."
So saying, Frederick replaced the
falcon on Ids porch n ar the window,
and, forcing a g;ay smile and careless
air, sauntered into the ballroom, and
from that time t ill the company left he
was seemingly'the gayest of the gay.
* * * * * *
".Quick, Susan I fasten this bodice
and bring me my hood and mantle and
{the thick shoes!" exclaimed Lady
Lena; then idded, imperatively:
" You'll have to pin this handkerchief
and apron string, for my hands tremble
so I cannot do anything." The maid
obeyed, and soor. her young mistress
stood before the: mirror, laughing to
see herself in complete peasant's at
tire.
"Willanybody know me, Susan?"
she asked, laughingly, as she drew the
hood over her face.
"No, indeed, Lady Lena," replied
the maid; " if I hadn't seen you dress
1 should not know you myself."
" Then I am off!"
And, suiting the action to the word,
the graceful Lady Lena ran out of the
room and downstairs in a very undig
nified way. In the garden she was
met by a lover of Susan's, who ex
claimed:
" 'Pears to me we are in a monstrous
hurry, Mistress Susan. Can't you
stop to give a fellow a noontide
kiss?"
"Away with you!" she exclaimed.
"You shall have two kisses when I
come back, if you won't stop me now.''
" Good bargain, Susan," said he. "I
have not much to do, and will wait by
the gate till you come back."
Away sped Lena. After a pretty
long, rapid walk she rea hed Castle
Alberghi, and, entering by a low,
postern door which she found open,
made her way to the door if the tower,
where she saw old. Margaret seated.
" Good noon, Dame Margaret/' said
Lena The old woman raised her
head and, recognizing Susan, Lady
Lena's favorite waiting-maid, she re
turned a very sulky greeting.
"Don't be cress, Margaret," she
continued. "I'va got a beautiful
note for your young master from my
lady."
" You needn't come here with it,
then,"said Dame Margaret. "Your
lady's notes have brought sorrow
enough to this house."
" But, Margaret, I was. sent to de
liver it and receive an answer, and I
dare not go back without it; it would
cost me my place, and you wouldn't
be so cruel as that'Eo a poor girl who
has never done you any -harm." Here
Lena began to sob, and Margaret rose,
saying:
"You have never done me any
harm, so give me tie note and let me
take it upstairs quickly. The note
was produced, and Margaret grum
blingly took it upstairs, muttering as
she did so: " Much good, much good
it will do my young mavter. It isn't
sealed very closely, and if I could read
it I would open it, and then if there
was anything in it to- wrong him I'd
sooner put my hand in the fire than
give it to him." By this time she had
reached the second story and knocked
at the door.
"Come in," said Frederick, who
was seated by the window reading.
He looked up" as the old woman en
tered, and asked what she wanted.
" A note for you, sir," she replied.
The young man's face turned a shade
paler, and his hand slightly trembled
as he took the delicate perfumed note.
A moment he paused, overcome by his
feelings, then impetuously tore it open
and read the followi ng words:
" Lady Lena Erfurt, being about to
visit England for several years, desires
to have the pleasure of meeting once
more her friend, Count Frederick Al
berghi, who has so mysteriously with
drawn himself from society, .^he will
do herself the honor of dining with
him this day at 5 o'clock." A .*pasm
passed over the young man's face and
he murmured "O.ace more." Then
turning to Margaret, he said: "What
is there in the house to eat':"
"As good as nothing, sir," replied
the faithful woman, w for there is only
the scraps left from your breakfast."
"That's bad, Margaret?*' said he;
" for I have no money; not a single
kreutzer, and here is a note from Lady
Lena informing me that she will dine
with me to-day."
" She musn't come, dear sir! There
is nothing to give her." Frederick
soenW lost in thought?suddenly he
raised his head.
'? I have it now," said he. " You
must serve up my pcor Jeanette here.
It is all I can do."
"Oh, master! What, roast this
poor bird you have loved so long, and
which belonged to?"
" Hush., Margaret, :iot another word,
only do as I bid you. Serve the bird
up as best you can. Have the table
laid for two in the old dining-room;
have it ready precisely at 5. When
the lady arrives summon ine,aad serve
d nuer immediately. I shall be in my
chamber, to which I shall now retire."
Margaret darel not rem nstrate, but,
sobbing and wringing her hands, she
went downstairs. Lena had waited
her coming with intense anxiety, and
when Margaret entered in such distress
of mind she sprang up.
"What is the matter, Margaret?
Has anything happened to your
master?"
" 'Deed there has!. wofully an
swered Margaret.
"What?" said Lena. "Speak,
woman!"
" Oh, only he's gone clean demented.
You bring a note from your haughty
mistress, who ought to be drowned in
the Elbe, for she always makes trou
ble for my dear young master, one of
whose fingers is worth more than all
her body; made him wa-te all his for
tune, so that now he is as poor as Job,
and now makes him kill his beautiful
falcon." A triumphant smile now
I flashed into the eyes of the false wait
i ing- woman, and she asked, "How so?"
j " Why, you see, Mistre s Susan, your
lady is coming to dine with him, and
there is nothing in the house, neither
victuals, nor even a kreutzer, so he
has ordered the falcon to be roasted
for your wicked lady's dinner."
441 have no doubt it will make capi
tal eating," laughed the giri.
"Out upon you!" said Margaret
"You are as heartless as your mis
tress. Go back to her and tell her
that she is welcome. I hope the bird
may stick in her throat and choke her,
unfeeling woman that she is 1"
"Oh! don't take on so, Margaret, i
am sorry your master is so poor, but
he will offer my lady a dish valuable
for its rarity, for I warrant me she
has never tasted roast falcon before."
Margaret's only answer was to throw
herself into her chair and sob. The
disguised Lena approached her.
"Don't feel so sad, but tell me why
should Count Frederick care so much
for the poor bird?"
"Don't you know that? Why, it
belonged to his blessed mother, who is
now an angel in heaven." Tears filled
Lena's eyes, and she said:
" Well, I didn't know that, and it is
a real shame to roast the bird, and if
yon will keep it a secret 111 help you.
Give me the bird and I'li take it home
and send you another in return. Your
master will be none the wiser." Mar
garet's face lighted up, and earnestly
thanking the girl she left the room
and soon returned with the falcon
closely hooded, which she gave to the
false Susan, who went off with it.
Punctual to the minute came Lady
Lena, and never had she looked more
lovely or been dressed with so much
elegance or taste. Margaret, with a
sullen air, ushered her into the dining
room, where Frederick came forward
to meet her. He was struck with her
fresh, winning appearance?a bitter
change to be wrought in so few weeks.
His greeting was frigidly polite, and
hers particularly genial and kind.
The dinner was soon served, and
Lena shuddered as she glanced round
the long, dark, unfurnished room, seen
last brilliantly lighted and decorated
and filled with sprightly guests, and
before whom groaned a table covered
with every luxury the season afforded
and money could buy. What a con
trast! Now all the gorgeous hang
ings, furniture, pictures, silver, glass
and lights were gone, and in their
place stood in the empty room a small
deal table bearing two covers and one
dish of meat. With all his old grace
of manner, Frederick led Lena to the
I table and took his place opposite her.
The meal was a silent one, for Fred
erick was abstracted, and Lena so
nearly overcome by everything around
her that she could scarcely repress her
tears. As they rose from the table the
count said: "lam sorry, madame, to
offer you so poor a repast; but?"
"Don't speak of it, count," hastily
interupted Lena, affecting a gayety
she was far from feeling. " It was
charming?so new ; and I never tasted
a more delicious chicken."
" I am happy to find that I have
pleased you," said Frederick; "but
allow me. in all deference toyour taste,
to correct one mistake?the bird you
have partaken of was not chicken, but
my falcon."
"Tour pet falcon?" said Lena, in
affected astonishment.
"The s?me, madame," he replied.
"Frederick!" Bhe exclaimed, and
the tone in which his name was ut
tered caused Frederick to start. He
was dumb with surprise when he saw
the haughty Lena burst into tears,,
but before he could recover his" "self
possession Lena stood before him erect
and pale.
"Frederick, to-day we must part
forever," said she, " and before we do
so I must obtain your forgiveness.
You have always treated me with re
spect and love, and I?I have repaid
your devotion with coldness and
scorn. Will you forgive me?"
"Most certainly," coldly answered
Frederick, making a great effort to
subdue the passion her unwonted gen
tleness had roused. " I loved you, and
probably by my unceas ng devotion
wearied you. I needed a lesson, and I
have learned it. I could not expect I
one who did not love me to?" '
"Stop there and listen to me,*'' said
Lena " and if my confession made in
this hour seems unmaidenly, let my I
excuse be that it is the only repar
ation in my power. I am wealthy?
the wealthiest woman in all Ger
many?as it is said. From my child
hood I have feared to be loved for my
wealth, and, with my earnest nature, 1
know that a marriage without
love would be death. People
whom I counted my warm, sincere
friends told me that my riches were all
you cared for?that you lavished your
comparatively little wealth upon me,
only the more surely to gain possession
of a princely fortune. I did not be
lieve them, but I wished to try you.
In my cautiousness I went too far, too
far; for I have lost what I valued
more than life?your love!"
" Lena, Lena, be careful!" said the
young man.
" I am past care for anything now,"
she replie i. " To-morrow I leavo for
England, never to return. I could go
without asking you to forgive me;
without telling you, a* the only balm
I can offer, that if I made you suffer I
suffered also, and perhaps more acute
ly, for I was called heartless, col 1, un
principled, by ti.e onlv being I ever
loved in the worll; that 1?" She
could say no more, for she was clasped
in eager arms and covered with pas
sionate kisses. A few minutes shelay
there, then freed herself, all blushing
an 1 tearful, from her lover's embrace.
A mo:i;ent she left the rojm, then re
turned, bearing a basket, which she
gave to Frederick. On opening it his
falcon flew out. Kestinglier beautiful
l ead on Frederick's shoulder she said:
"Take me, dear Freierick. I yield
myself to you, overcome by your love
and unselfish devotion ? actually
brought to hand by your falcon."
A Sheep Reared by a Dog.
The extent to which the character
of an animal can be changed by the
way in which it is brought up has sel
dom been more remarkably illustrated
than in the case of a sheep which at
present is said by the Kokstaad Adver
tiser to be a great pet of the magistrate
at Matatiele, South Africa. The sheep,
when a lamb, left the dock, attached
itself to a Mr. Watson, who gave it to
be suckled by his dog " Beauty," and
was well taken care of by her. When
the lamb grew older it was noticed
that it would never sleep in any house
but Mr. Watson's, and would some
times lie outshie the door cuddled up
like a watchdog. The most wonderful
thing about him is that as soon as the
hotel bell rings for dinner is sure to
be standing by one of the chairs at the
top end of the table, and when the
owner sits down he will jump with his
front paws on his back, letting him
know that he wants something to eat,
like a dog. He will not touch grass
or eat beef, but will gladly eat mutton,
soap, candles, and drink coffee and tea
with sugar and milk. But "Schaap's"
great love is for draught beer. He
will lift the can up with his front paws
and hold it to his mouth, and drink
t with such a relish that it can at once
be seen that he has been led away by
bad example. " Schaap " is a fine ram,
clean fleece, with very wicked eyes.
All day lie is seen running about with
the dogs as one of them, until the bell
rings; then off he scampers to the
dining-room, ,
ANGEBUKG, S. 0.
HUMOROUS SKETCHES.
He Kept it.
" Do you keep coffee here ?" inquired
I a bad pay customer at a Central ave
nue grocery store.
" Tes, plenty of it."
" I want five pounds of the best."
" Haven't /rot any."
""Why,you just said you kept 1?,
didn't you?"
"Yes, and that's just what Pm
doing with it. I'm keeping it. Whea
you've got the cash I'll sell it-?Mer
chant-Traveler.
A Boy's Advice.
The young man who is s.parking
Lizzie is left alone in the parlor for a
few minutes with the pet of the fam
ily. Pet regards hi in steadfastly for a
long minute and then asks:
" Are you going to school this win
; ter?"
! "School? No, sonny,my schoolday?
j are over."
"Well, I wouldn't go if I were
you."
" Wouldn't you ? And why ?"
"'Cause I heard ma say you'd never
be hung for your smartness, and if
you get to know much it may kill
you I"
I Not a Pig.
- "Well, sir, what'll you have?" said,
j the waiter, as he brushed the crumbs
off the table with a napkin. " Tomato
I soup."
" Anything else, sir ?" " Some blue
fish."
"With sauce?" "Yes; and a sir
loin cooked rare and some fried pota
toes."
"Anything else, sir?" "Green
corn, baked beans, stewed tomatoes,
and?and?a cap of tea, a slice of
watermelon, a piece of gooseberry pie,
some fruit cake, a plate of ice cream
and some nuts and grapes."
"Any pudding, sir?" "Pudding!
! Didn't I order pudding ?"
I "No, sir." "Well, bring me some
plum pudding.*'
[ "Anything else, sir?" "Anything
else! Do you take me for a pig?"?
New York World.
A Few Wards of Explanation.
George W. Peck, of Milwaukee, is
carrying his right hand around tied
up in a big silk: handkerchief. He has
been bothere.1 almost to death with
anxious inquiries as to the nature of
the trouble under the handkerchief,
and so he has isisued the following, ad
dressed to " The general questioning
public:"
This is aboiL Not a carbuncle. Just
A boil
I know you have had boils bigger
than mine, but this one is big enough
for me. I am no hog. I don't want
the biggest boil.
Yes, I have tiled flaxseed, bread and
milk, and slippery elm poultices. Each
is better than the other, and all of
them are frauds.
& Ho-, ^ho "BmiBTty" has not been
playing a joke on me This is no joke.
Yes, I think it is cussedness work
ing out of ma
Yes, it has broke. That is, it has
made an assignment.
No, I don't want another.?Milwau
kee Wisconsin.
A Good Story About General Crook.
An interview of General Crook on
Indian questions would likely result
in as much real information as the
soldier got, who, when on a campaign
in this Territory, one evening after
camp had been made, and being de
tailed to bring in wood, found the gen
eral sitting on a log some distance
from camp. The soldier approached,
and thinking the general was a trooper
or some camp follower (he dresses
very plainly and seldom wears a uni
form), sat down beside him and com
menced as follows: " I am awful tired
and worn out with our fearful long
march to-day, ain't you ?"
"Yes; but I am resting now."
"If we could only kill some Indians
once in a while it would be some sat
isfaction, but this marching up hill
and down, over burning sands and in
the cold of the mountains, wearing
men out for nothing?I don't believe
we will ever see an Indian; do you?"
"It looks that way; still we may
find them."
"I don't go much on Crook. He's
got areputation for fighting Indians,
but Ithink it's all on paper?news
paper talk?don't you?"
"I shouldn't wonder."
Here an officer approached, saluted,
and prefacing his verbal message by
calling Crook " General." The soldier
realized his position, dropped his few
sticks of wood and broke for camp
worse frightened than if he had been
suddenly surrounded by yelling.
Apaches.?San Francisco Chronicle.
Had a Future.
" I want you to leave my house, sir,"
exclaimed Judge Nettleson, angrily
addressing the young man who sought
his daughter in marriage.
"I may leave your house, and in
fact I have no objections to the struc
ture remaining exactly where it is, for
I have no means of moving it, but I
do object to leaving your daughter,
whose affections I have gained and
whose life would wither like a flower
out of season were it not interwoven
with my own. *
" You talk like a romantic fool, sir.
What have you got to feed my daugh
ter on. sir?"
"What is she in the habit of eating?
What's her regular diet ? I don't pro
pose a food revolution."
" *he has been accustomed to eat
ing, and if she were to marry you, I
am conv.nced that she would be com
pelled to forego the pleasure. There
is no use in talking to me. You can
not marry my daughter, and in this re
fusal I feel that the entire State of
Arkansas will take an approving in
terest."
? Old man, I cannot help but smile
at your recklessness. You do not know
me, sir. You think that I am poor,
unfitted and unknown, but, sir, I have
a future before me."
" If I thought so, you might take
the girl."
M And if I can prove it to your sat
isfaction, will you give your consent to
our marriage?"
"Yes, sir."
" All right. I say that I have a fu
ture before ma"
" That's what you said."
" I have, for if 1 did not have a fu
ture before me where would I have it?
You don't think that I have a future
behind me, do you ? A man's future is
always before him, and to correct any
error into which you might have
fallen, I will state that it is a man's
past that's behind him."
The old gentleman reflected for a
moment and replied; "I always said
that my daughter should either marry
a rich man or the biggest fool in the
country, and as yon. are not rich, you
may take hei."?ATkansaio TrwoeUr.
, THUKSDAY, SEI
WORDS OP WISDOM.
Stiff in' opinion; always in tho
wrong.
Ungratefulness is the very poison
of manhood.
Those are most honorable who
are the most useful
Nothing except a battle lost can be
half so melancholy as a battle won.
To live long it is;necessary to live
slowly; to live happily to live wisely.
The strength of criticism lies onlv
in the weakness of the thing criticise J.
The gratitude of most men is but a
secret desire of receiving greater bene
fits.
We should never throw off polite
ness, even in our con&icts with coarse
people, j.
Humility is a virtue all preach, none
practice, and yet everybody is content
to hear.
Moderation is the silken string run
ning through the pearl chain of all
virtues.
Disparage and depreciate no one; an
insect has feeling ?and an atom a
shadow.
There is no crime so great as one
perpetrated against j the freedom of
people.
Select that course of life which ia
best, and custom will render it more
pleasant.
We shall all be perfectly virtuous
when there is no longer any flesh on
our bones.
It is not a lucky word this same im
possible; no good comes of* those that
nave it so often in thW mouths.
A man who gives Bis children hab
its of industry provides for them bet
ter than by giving them a fortune.
Gratitude is the fairest blossom that
springs from the soul, and the heart
of man knoweth none more fragrant.
A cheerful temper^ joined with in
nocence, will make beauty attractive,
knowledge delightful, and wit good
natured.
Couldn't Slap Ilia.
On a railway train, just behind a
plainly dressed, .motherly-looking
woman, accompanied by a noisy boy,
sat two fashionably dressed ladies.
The boy was given to asking all kinds
of foolish questions, and occasionally
he would whine like a cub bear and
twist himself around and fret.
" If I had hold of him for a minute
I'd blister him till he. couldn't stand
up," said one of the ladies.
"Herethen," replied the motherly
old lady, "you may take hold of him.
If you want to slap, slap him. I haven't
the heart to do it."
"Excuse me," faltered the annoyed
lady. " I did not think that you could
hear my remark.1'
"Oh, no harm done^fof I know that
! he is enough to annoy/any^mt^nd. it
may seem strange to you that I do not
slap him, but I can't. Once I had a
little boy that I slapped. Every time
he would ask foolish ques'ions or
whine, I'd slap him. I was deter
mined to bring him up rightly, so that
he would please everybody. He was
the idol of my life and I did so much
want to see him respected. Everybody
said that I was a model mother and
that my son would be a great man,
and I was so flattered by these remarks
that I was even more strict than ever
with him. One night just after I put
him to bed, company came, and while
we were talking the little fellow
awoke and began to cry. I told him
to hush, and when I found that he did
not intend to obey me,"I went to the
bed and spanked him. 4 That's what
I call discipline,' one of the company
remarked, ' and I assure you that in
after years you will not regret the
strict measures which you have
adopted.'
"The next morning my little boy
was too sick to get up, and all day did
he lay in bed. At night I 'sent for a
physician, but before morning he was
dead. I don't think that there was a
more miserable woman in the world.
I took his little boots?boots which a
few days before I had whipped him for
getting muddy, and I put them on my
bureau. I could not bear to live in
the same house where both my hus
band and little boy had died, and I
moved away. One evening while
walking along a lonely street I saw a
little boy?a very small boy?standing
among some tall weeds. 1 asked him
where he lived and he plucked a blos
som and held it out to me. I asked
Mm where was his mother and father,
and with curious intelligence he re
plied that some big men took them
away in boxes. I knew then that he
was a waif, and I took him home with
me. In the night he cried and I got
up and sat by the fire with him and
rocked him. He was very delicate,
but he was a light that shone on my
withering soul. This is the child, and
he is wearing the little hoots that I
put on the bureau. You may slap him,
but I can't."?Arlcansaw Traveler.
The Boy.
BT H. C. DODOE.
A'b the green apple
with bites all around
B is tho bull that is lent on tho ground
C is O the O cigar
ette male 0 ing him
pale. D is tho dog
with CI^T a can
on it's tail. Eis
the errand
that
makes
him look wry. F is the fish
ing and Fourth of July. O is tho
games that make happy h'.s days.
H 1b the hooky from school that ho
plays. I is the 1 ndians he's he's going to
slay. J is the jack knife he's tr auing
away K is the kite in the sky scarce
discern cd. L is the lickings for lessons
unlearn cd. M Is for marbles and melons
sublime N is the novels That cost him a
dime. 0 'r his 'old man' with a strap
by the gate. P's his toy pistol which
settles his fate. Qis the quarrels which
bloodies his nose. H Is the
ruin be makes cf his clothes
S is the swimming, Bkates,enowballs
and sled. T is his tops and his toys
painted red. U is tho
uproar he makes when
he's tanned V's his vim
when he's leading the
band W's als
whlo tie so
happ y and
shrill X is X
penscswhen ever he's ill.
Y is the yells ho emits all tho day.
Z is Iiis zeal that he shows at his play
?Haiekeyc
Fighting Potato Bugs With Auts.
An Illinois farmer, with rare inge
nuity, has employed ants for very use
ful work, as he reports. He says he
is to) lazy to pick potato be.tles from
the vines, and he does not like to use
paris green. In this dilemma he be
thought himself of the pugnacious
character of ants, so he carried into
Ms potato field old pieces of wood, in
which ants had established their homes,,
and left them to do the work.' Last
year the ants domiciled in two old'
fence pests, he says, rl'janel all the
beetles from a quarter of an acre, al
though their number was legion;?
Eusban?m&n. -
PTEMBEB 20, 1883,
DOMESTIC OSTRICH FARMING.
An Ex-Commlssloner or Agrlcnltaro De
scribes a Visit to tbe Ostrich Farm in
Gallfornfa-T?e First Ostrich Hatched
in America.
Mr. William G. Le Duo, ex-commis
sioner of agriculture, has been visiting
the ostrich farm started not long ago
near Arnheim, CaL In the course of
a letter to the New York Tribune Mr.
Le Due gives this description of the
new industry:
As I drive toward the new un
painted buildings in view a half
mile away I see signboards with notice
that all dogs found on these premises
will be shot. And this emphatic notice
is strictly enforced, much to the sur
prise of confiding sight-seeing people
who have not yet learned that the
notice means death to auy and all dogs
! which may come within range of the
shotgun or pistol of the guardians of
the precious feather^ bipeds. Only
j a short time before a dog was shot at
the side of his bucolic master, who
could not comprehend the necessity of
guarding the breeding-birds from the
sight of any animal of the dog kind.
As 1 approach! d the house I see that
it is one of the San Francisco " ready
mades," built of redwood. Ordered
by telegraph from San Francisco, it
! was shipped by rail and set up rea !y
I for occupam y within four days from
the giving ol the order. It is a unique
and tasteful rectangular structure one
story high; shingle roof with gables;
a porch along the entire front; orna
mental brackets and cornice; a passage
way six feet wide through the center;
two rooms on each side, each twelve
feet square; and the whole building
, set up on the ground cost $4001 One
room is used for reception-room, one
for sleeping, one for kitchen and one
for the incubator and egg-room. On
the work done in this room depends
the successof the ostrich faro.
A broad shelf on one side contains
about fifty ostrich eggs and an/ num
ber of eggs of the brown Leghorn
chicken. The incubator has been used
for hatching these eggs prior to trust
ing the more valuable > strich eggs to
its maternal care. These ostrich eggs
are a wonder to all who see them for
the first time. They are regularly
elliptical in form, weighing about
three and one-half pounds, measuring
I in circumference 18x16 inches, and
with holding capacity equal to a full
quart measure. The color is a creamy
white, and the shell is equally pitted
all over and porous in appearance.
Sixteen eggs have been put in the in
cubator up to the time of this visit,
and the remaining eggs, and what
more may come, will wait for the Hal
stead ostrich incubator, which has
made a favorable reputation in Capo
Colony in the specialty of hatching os
trich eggs, and which is daily expected.
These sixteen eggs were placed in
the incubator on May 14, 15 and 16,
and their period of incubation has
nearly passed, .for the chickens are
-moving in their shells ready for ad
vent into Californ.a life, ?ne came
as avant courrier yesterday, and to-day
is a beauty of its kind. He is covered
with speckled brown downy feathers
except on the head and neck and legs;
he is as wild, shy and active as the
young antelope fawn, and only a day
! old is a i large as a full-grown Leg
I horn hen. Uneasy and restless, in
; constant motion, and with inquiring
; eyes, he no doubt waits impatiently
the companions who are to join him
in his feather-producing career.
Preparatory to any nourishing food,
he had-placed before him when about
twenty-lour hours old a tray of small
gravel stones and crushed sea shells;
subsequent to this tonic he had a hand
ful of chopped alfalfa. This lays the
foundation for a meal of cracked corn
and water, and when this has been
eaten the bird is considered or. the
straight road to distinction as the first
ostrich hatched in America
Leaving the front door looking east
I turned to the south, and before me
is an inclosure of four acres in L form,
made by a post and board fence only
four and a half feet high. But this
fence is made of three good sound
inch-thick, twelve inches wide re 1
wood boards, well na led on. A kick
from an irritated ostrich would break
i an ordinary fence board in splinters.
These parallelograms making the L are
divided into twelve paddocks in which
the stock of twenty-one ostriches
eleven hens and ten cocks are placed.
Each pad ock contains a pair of birds,
one having two hens and one cock.
The paddocks are bare and sandy, but
surrounding the breeding grounds is
an excellent growth of alfalfa, turnips
cabbage*, onions, maize and beets, all
of which are on time for the voracious
chickens which are expected to rally
round their exemplary parents in a
campaign against the iifty-four acres
of green food provided for them.
In close proximity to the pad locks
is an artesian well 300 feet deep, which
discharges four feet above surface 12
000 gallons of water each hour?sulli
cieut to irrigate in this locality from
two to three hundred acres of land
planted to ordinary crops and with the
average rainfall. The entire farm is
a mile square, or 640 acres, and is a
level plain.
It may be as well to remind you
that these are the ostriches the ar
rival of which in Xew York last No
vember attracted so much attention,
and which Dr. Protheroe, of Buenos
Ayres, and Dr. C. J. Sketchley, both
formerly of the Transvaal, Africa,
brought to this country with the hope
of forming a stock company to engage
in the business of br< e lintr fowls and
raising feathers. A company was
formed at once in San Francisco with
a paid-up capital of $1,0,000, Drs.
Protheroe and Sketchley retaining an
interest, and Dr. Sketchley giving the
benefit of his experience as superin
tendent of the farm for the present.
This enterprise may be fairly pro
nounced a success, for the company
has more orders for birds than it can
promise to till this season, and at its
own prices, which are $100 to $120 for
a healthy chick four months old.
These chickens will yield their first
feathers when eight months old, which
picking should bring at present mar
ket prices from $7 to $10. The
next picking, eight months after t':e
first, should bring from $40 to $50. and
in two years the bird, if well cared for,
is expected to be in full plumage and
to yield annually $200 worth of feath
ers. Ostriches breed when four years
old, and from a pair is expected an
average of fifty healthy chickens every
year for twenty years.
The manufacture of kid gloves is
rapidly increasing in this country. A
great many of the fashionable goods
sold as imported are, made in this
country._
Thirty-four thousand dwellings were
built in Philalelphia in the, ten years
from 1870 to 1880, and Philadelphia
actually increased during that time its
title to the city of homes. ;
A Terrible Duel*
A letter to the New York Sun,
dated Camp Eio Peco3, New Mex
ico, says : Gus Davis, of
Philadelphia, came here some
months ago, and was engaged as
a cattle herder by Mr, John Shure, a
wealthy stock owner. Davis soon
showed himself to be a useful man,
and gained the esteem of Ms employer
and the envy of the other herders. In
less than three months he had resisted so
many temptations to quarrel with his
Mexican associates that he was nick
named " The Northern Coward."
One morning "while Davis was on
duty looking after his cattle, Jesus
Garcia, a Mexican, saluted him, as
usual, with "Good-moming, Northern
Coward."
Human endurance has its limit, and
Mr. Davis thought he had been in
sulted long enough. The Mexican
was at first surprised at the stand
taken by the Philadeiphian, but word
brought on word, until each deter
mined that the other must die.
The quarrel soon brought all the
neighboring cowboys to the spot The
mode of combat was speedily ar
ranged.
A chain thirty inches long was se
curely locked about their necks. A
Mexican dagger, a two-edged knife six
inches long, was given to each of the
duelists. The obliging cowboys then
lowered the men into a dog canon a
descent of seventy-live feet. There
they were to remain until one killed
the other. A key to the lpck was
given to each, and no one was allowed
to interfere further. The rest of the
cowboys then went to work, as if noth
ing unusual ha 1 occurred.
For some days nothing was known
as to the result of the encounter. Yes
terday, however, Davis, very weak and
emaciated, returned to camp, dragging
after Mm the lifeless body of Jesus
Garcia.
The story Mr. Davis tells is as fol
lows: "The fight began as soon as we
reached the bottom of the canon. Be
ing locked together, each was always
within reach of the other's kmfe.
After such deliberation, as the few
moments during our descent permit
ted, I decided that unless the first blow
was fatal, the chances were decidedly
in favor of the party assailed. I ac
cordingly allowed theMexicanto strike
the first blow. He \ lunged his knife
into my side. As soon as I found Ms
arm thus stretched forward, I cut the
muscles of the right arm near the
shoulder. Immediately his kmfe
dropped. While he was stooping to
pick Ms knife, I sent my blade into his
body from the back. Before I could
strike again he had picked up Ms knife
and cut the cords of my arms, so as to
render them both useless.
44 Here we both stoo 1 for a few sec
onds, when I discovered that Ms heart
had been reached. His body scon fell
in the death struggle to the ground.
The chain was so short that he brought
me down with him. In a few minutes
ho wa3 dead. I was so weak from loss
of blood that I lay down by his side.
We lay there for five daysand nights,
until hunger drove me to make a last
effort. I climbed the steep incline of
the walls of the canon and reache 1 the
camp, carrying Garcia on my back."
Balding the Sutler.
The following extract we find in
Harry M. Kieffer's " Recollections of
a Drummer Boy," published in SI.
NvSholas:
A famous and favoritekind of sport,
especially when wo had Leen lying in
camp for some time in summer, or
were established in winter quarters,
was what was known as " raiding the
sutler."
The sutler's establishment was a
large wall tent, which was usually
pitched on the side of the camp far
thest away from the colonel's quarters.
It was, therefore, in a somewhat ex
posed and tempting position. When
ever it was thought well to raid Mm
the men of his own regiment would
make to the men of some neighboring
regiment a proposition in some such
terms as this:
" You fellows come over here some
night and raid our sutler, and we'll
come over to your camp some night
and raid yours. Will you do it?"
TMs courteous offer of friendly of
fices was usually agreed to; and great
was the sport which otten resulted.
For, when all was duly arranged and
made ready, on a dark night when the
sutler was sleeping soundly in his tent
a skirmisMng line from the neighbor
ing regiment would cautiously pick its
way down the hill and through the
brush, and silently surround the tent.
One party, creeping close in by the
wall of the tent, would loosen the
ropes and remove them from the
stakes on one side,while another party
on the other side, at a given signal,
would pull the whole concern down
over the sutler's head. And then
would arise yells and cheers for a few
moments, followed by immediate si
lence, as the raiding party would steal
qmetly away.
Did they steal his goods? Very sel
dom. For soldiers were not thieves,
and plunder was not the object, but
only fun. Why did not the ollicers
punish the men for doing this ? Well,
sometimes they did. Hut sometimes
the ollicers believe I the sutler to be
e orbitant in his charges and oppress
ive to the men, and cared little how
soon he was cleared out and s?nt
a-packing; and therefore they enjoyed
the sport quite as well as the men, and
often imitated Nelson's example when
he put his blind eye to the telescope
an i declared he did not see the signal
to cease firing. They winked at the
frolic, and came on the scene usually
in ample time to condole with the sut
ler, but quite too late to do him any
service.
The Smallest Locomotive.
An ingenious mechanic of James
town, N. V., has completed a perfect
locomotive, said to be the smallest in
the world, being only eight and one
half inches long. Th? pump thr Jws a
drop of water per >troke. The tngine
weighs one an I a half pounds, and the
tender two pounds and one-half ounce;
, 3c'5 screws were repiir. d to put the
j parts together, and the mechanic was
I at work on it at intervals for eight
I years.
Forgot the Best.
"If you will let me take your stick
of candy I'll show you how I can swal
low it and make it come out of my
ear." The candy was delivered. The
young magician deliberately ate it.
. Then for the space of two minutes be
threw himself into violent contortions.
The candy fai.ing to appear, he said
to the expectant spectator with an air
of great disappointment: "I believe
I've forgotten the rest of it.w- '
-??
The Navajo Indians will have a
! wool clip this year oC 800,000 pounds.
NO. 30.
HUNTING THE MUSK-OX.
An Incident in Lieutenant Schwatka'a Ex*
perience In the Arctic Regions.
Lieutenant Schwatka, the leader of
the overland Arctic expedition of 1879,
describes in the Century "A Musk-Ox
Hunt." He says of their first chase
after the game: "Great fears were en
tertained by the experienced hunters
that the musk-oxen had heatrd our ap
proach, and were now probs.bly1 doing
their level best' to escapa The sledges
were immediately stopped and the
dogs rapidly unhitched from them,
from one to three or four being given
to each of the eleven men and boys,
white or native, that were present,
who, taking their harnesses in their
left hands or tying them in
slip-nooses around their waists,
started without delay upon the
trail, leaving the two sledges and
a few of the poorer dogs in charge of
the Innuit women, who had come
along for that purpose, and who would
follow on the trail with empty sledges
as soon as firing was heard. The dogs,
many of them old musk-ox hunters,
and with appetites "sharpened by hard
work and a constantly diminishing ra
tion, tugged like mad at their se;d-skin
harness lines, as they half buried their
eager noses in the tumbled snow of the
trail, and hurried their attached hu
man beings along at a flying rate that
threatened a broken limb or neck at
each of the rough gorges and jutting
precipices of the. broken, stoay hill- j
land, where the exciting chase was go
ing on. The rapidity with which an
agile native hunter can run when thus
attached to two or three excited dogs is
astonishing. Whenever a steep vadey
was encountered the E. quimnux would
slide down on their feet, in a titting
po ture, throwing the loo e snow to
their sides like escaping steam from a
locomotiva until the bottom was
reached, when, quick as thought, they
would throw themselves at full length
upon the snow, and the wild, excited
brutes would drag them up the other
side, whera regaining their :feet, they
would run on at a constantly accelera
ting gait, their guns in the meantime
being held in the right hand or tightly
lashed upon the back.
M We had hardly gone a mile in this
harum-scarum chase before it. became
evident that the musk-oxen were but
a short distance ahead on theiiceen run,
and the foremost hunters began loosen
ing their dogs to bring the oxen to bay
as. oon as possible; and then, for the
first time, these intelligent creatures
gave tongue in deep, long baying, as
they shot forward like arrows, and dis
appeared over the crests of the hills
amid a perfect bewilderment of fly
ing snow and fluttering harness traces.
The discord of shouts and howlings
told us plainly that some of the ani
mals had been brought to bay not far
distant, and we soon heard a rapid
series of sharp reports from the breech
loaders and magazine guns of the ad
vanced hunters'. We white men ar
rived just in timeto see the final strug
gle. The oxen presented a most for
midable-looking appearance, with their
rumps firmly wedged together, a com
plete circle of swaying horns pre
sented to the front, with great blood
shot eyeballs glaring like red-hot shot
'amid the escap.ng steam from their
panting nostrils, -and pawing and
plunging at the circle of furious dogs
that encompassed them. The rapid
blazing of magazine guns right in
their faces?so close, often, as to burn
their long, shaggy hair?added to the
striking scene. Woe to the over
zealous dog thst was unlucky enough
to get his harness line under the hoofs
of a charging and infuriated musk-ox;
for they will follow up a leash along
the ground with a rapidity and cer
tainty that would do credit to a tight
rope performer, and either paw the
poor creature to death or fling him
high in the air with their horns."
Collecting Rubber in Brazil.
In the early morning men and
women come with baskets of day cups
on their backs and little hatchets to
gash the trees. Where the white milk
drips down from the gash they stick
their cups on the trunk with daubs of
clay, molded so as to catch the whole
(low. If the tree is a large one, four
or five gashes may be cut in a circle
around the trunk. (;n the next day
other gashes are made a little below
these, and so on until the rows reach
the ground. By 11 o'clock the
flow of milk has ceased, and the serin
gueiros come to celled V contents of
the cups in i alabash jug. A gill or so
is the utmost yield from each tree,
and a single gatherer may attend to a
hundred and twenty trees or
more, wading always through
these dark marshes, and pay
ing dearly for his profit in fc er and
weakness. Our mameluca hostess has
brought in her day's gathering?a cal
abash full of the white liquid, in ap
pearance precisely like milk. If left in
this condition it coagulates after a
while, and forms an inferior whitish
gum. To make the black rubber of
commerce, the milk must go through a
peculiar process of manufacture, for
which our guide has been preparing.
Over a smoldering fire, fed with hard
nuts of the tucuma palm, lie places a
kind of clay chimney, like a wide
mouthe 1, bottoml ssjug: through this
boiao the thick smoke pours in a con
stant stream. Now he takes his
mold?in this case a wooden one, like
a round-bladed paddle?washes it with
the milk, and hold, it over the smoke
until the liquid coagulates. Then an
other coat is added, only now, as the
wood is heated, the milk coagulates
faster. It may take the gatherings of
j two or three days to cover the mold
: thickly enough. Then the rubber is
still dull white, but in a short time it
I turns brown, and finally almost black,
I as it is sent to the market.
I The mass is cut from the paddle and
I sold to traders in the village. Bottles
; are sometimes made by molding the
rubber over a clay ball, which is then
t broken up and removed. Our old
; fashioned rubber shoes used tobemade
: in this wav. Twenty million pounds
j of rubber, "valued at $6.000,COO, are
annually exported from Para in the
J dry season; many thousand people are
engaged in gathering it. Hut the busi
ness altogether is a ruinous one for the
province, as Brazilians themselves are
fully awara The seringueiro, who
gains two or three dollars for a singh
day's gathering, has enough, as life
goes here, to keep him in idleness for
a week; and when his money is spent,
he can draw a?ain on his ever ready
I bank.
No man's spirits were ever hurt by
l doing his duty. On the contrary, one
] good action, one temptation resisted
j and overcoma one sacrifice of desire
or interest, purely for conscience sake,
will provide a cordial for w\eak ana" low
spirits beyond what either indulgence,
j diversion, or company can/ do for
; them. /
Cfjtf times iraJ Jfcnwrrat
SPECSAL, REQUESTS.
L Alt changes in advertisements matt
reach us on Friday.
2. In writing to this office on boennoaa
always give your nnino and postoffice ad
dress.
a. Articles for publication should be writ
ten in c clear, legible hand, and on only out
side of the page.
4. Business letters and communicationf
to be published should be written on separate
sheets, and the object of each clearly in
dicated by necessary note when reqmrea.
JO B PJEMlVTIiXGr^
DONE WITH NEATNESS AND DISPATCH
TERMS CASH.
LOVE'S POWER.
If I were blind, and thoa s-xouldst enter
E'er so softly in the roomy
I should know it,
I should feel it,
Sometliing subtle would reveal it,
Anri a glory round thee center
That would lighten op the gloom
Anri my heart would surely guide me,
With love's second-sight provide me,
One amid the crowd to find,
If I were blind 1
If I were deaf, and thoa hadst spoken
Ere thy presence I had known,
I should know it,
I should feel it,
Something subtle weald reveal it,
Anri thi) seal at once be broken.
By Love's liquid undertone.
Deaf to other, stranger voices,
And the world's discordant noises?
Whisper, wheresoe'er thou art,
Twill reach my heart!
If I were dead, and thou shouldst Ventura
Near the coQn where I lay,
I should know it,
I should feel it,
Something subtle would reveal in,
And no look of mildest censure
Best upon that race of clay.
Shouldsl; thou kiss me, conscious flashes
Of Love's fire through Death's cold ashes
Would g;ive back the cheek its red,
If I wye dead 1
?Josephine Pollard, in the Century.
HUMOROUS.
American flats?Pancakes.
A dark horse?The nightmare.
Woman's sphere?A ball of yarn.
Strictly plain?The Wester* prairies.
At a standstill?The peanut busi
ness.
A knight of the razor?Saturday
night.
A garden "waul"?A cat on the
feuce.?New York Journal.
High life? Housekeeping on the top
floor of a nine-story tenement.
AV spent in watermelons wiU,W^^
up. Z the point.?Rochester' Express]*
A tramp called his shoes corpora
tions because they had no soles.?Cin
cinnati Traveler.
An Indian chief bears the name of
"Looking Glass." He is the terror of 1
the plain.?Boston Transcript.
Tae greatest swell on earth/'
Is an tipple peelel and dried,
And the me inest swell on e.irtu
Is a big boil cn one's kid.-.
Three years constant strudy in Italy
will make an American girl know too
much to sing in church, /and too little
to be useful in opera.?Pfeayune.
A merchant may make a reduction
in the price of his materiaFswithout
?making any material reduction luT-iif"^--'
price.
Uuskin says no couple should marry
until they have courted seven years.
, This would lead one to think*that Hua
: kin runs a soda mountain.?Boston _
Post. " " "~ ^-."
" Mercy I" exclaimed Mrs. F., as she
caught sight of the cameleopard, "just
look at that Least! What a long neck!'?
"Yes," replied Fogg, "the most re
markable casie of soar throat I ever
saw."?Boston Transcript.
? "Where is the girl of long ago?"
sings Joaquin Miller. We saw her the '
other day, Joaq. But she isn't a girl
any more. She had gray hair and a
wart on her nose, an 1 no teeth and
wore specs.?Salem Sunbeam.
A plant ha.be.m found that cures
bashfulness. It should be promptly
tried on the man who leaves the hotel
by the back window because he is too
diflident to say good-bye to the cashier
and clerk.?Chicago Tribune.
y. A Vassar college girl has written a
hovel called "The Foolish Virgin." It
is probably about a girl who went off
to college without supplying hers.elf_.-_
with enough gum to last her until
vacation.?Philadelphia JSews.
Little .Johnny says that all men do
not belong to the animal kingdom.
; For instance, there is the circus pro
prietor. He doesn't belong to the
animal kingdom, but the animal king
dom belongs to him.?Boston Tran
i script.
The average young lady wants at
least four feet of a seat in a stre.t car
for a ride of six blocks, but she will
ride half a day Sunday squeezed into a
buggy seat beside h r young man and
not lind the least fault.?Detroit Free
\ Press.
The speaker who alluded to his can
didate as " the war-horse that snuffed
the battle from afar," climbed up to
the compo ition-room with a club
after reading it in the paper as " the
ward boss that snatched a bottle from
a bar."?Boston Bulletin.
A lady said her husband will sit on
a barbed wire fence all the afternoon
to see a baseball match, and never
i move a muscle, but when he goes to
church he can't sit in a cushioned pew
I for fifteen minutes without wiggling
? all over th ? seat, and changing his po
j sition forty times.?-Peck's Sun.
One of the letters of introduction
j Miss Kate Field brought with h?r
i to Denver was from Sir Charles Dilke
I to Judge McCurdy. ^he sent a note to
the Windsor hotel office, asking where
the judge could be found. The an
swer came back: "Don't know; he's
been dead eight years."?Denver Tri
' bune.
Jamestown.
j Change? in the James river have
I made an island, of Jamestown, com
| pletely separating it from the main
I land, and about ail that remains of the
j lirst English settlement of Virginia is
, the dismantled tower of the old church.
; It was here that Pocahontas embraced
j the Christian laith and was baptized
by the name of Rebecca. The font
used on that occasion now stands in
the chancel of Cbristchurch, Williams
burg. Here also Pocahontas was
married in 1613 to John Rolph. A
low brick wall incloses the ground
occupied by the ruined tower and
foundation of the church ; and tomb
stones, seme broken and scattered,
some leaning against the wall, and all
with inscriptions nearly if not quite
illegible, have long since ceased to
indicate where lies the dust of those
who bore their names. Two hundred
yards b-low the ruins and 100 from
the river bank is the stately old man
sion built by John Ambler over 100
years ago. It is the only residence on
the island,, is in line preservation, and
occupied by Colonel H. D. B. .Clay,
formerly of New York, who owns
Jamestown, which consists of 1,700
acre^, and is between two and three
miles in length and three-quarters of a
mile in width.
The cattle tnv::e of Key West with
Cuba averages 1,000 head of cattle per
day.
The muscat grape is almost a failure
In California thia year.

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