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AMter the Fall of Troy.
T~orhat :0!a: ::no ve-r will beA
r h war that was waiged for ne.
.uid I tu: hav thse, ten yais ::ack again,
wi' :he lIo the glory. thte pe1vasure like
T it:- e -f ans andl the tin of the light.
Th .'e isting aniii miusic, the color and light i
Y, m~ed with it al. there sokunel to meo
i cr a ic :u.i froin the f-ar of' s'a.
T here tilt remainls tbis for ail ime to be:
The wzir of the world was foutrht for ie.
Gie then i ty who died for ine ere:
Miu1 en caneverlore die for a face so fair.
.::-i w att does it uiatter that now they lie.
Quiet :inl silent. beneath the sky?
Re(-;i-m'ber that none evermore caun be
Back for those years in Troy witb me.
-Florence Peacock, in Academy.
Untler the Snow.
.lune. with its roses. went lonr ago:
T(night the earth's lying <leep undler the
H oo5s richest treasures, like roses of yore.
.re settercd and vanisheel, toeme 11ever
The breath of thy blossoms. 0. love-haunted
The- iing zephyrs, thy bins' tender
Thy fur-:way skvhed-n. so blue and so fair.
Tht :nists of thy mornings, rose-tinted and
O:. c -:ee imade thy music. it-: silence is pain:
:: aie thy betuty, 'twill come ne'er
waite ehvll winds are blowing I weep in my
O'er the llove that lies buried deep under the
STOIY *OF A RECLUSE
In one of the ioulillnous cotuties
of Wales there lived for many years a
hermit, of whom no one had anv knowl
His abode was a cave, in a wild re
:ion:01nd he ivCr appeared among his
fellow-beinos except to obtain suclne
eeCss:i.es as his hermit life required.
Ile wolid never, while living, reveal
iis namie, nor plce of birth, nor the
C:atse which had led him to seelute hinm
-elf rOte worbil.
One- .ay a couple of travelers, passmng
tAroughii that region, visited the cave,
and found the hermit not onIlv dead. but
in a state of decoilposition.
The body. after- an inquest, was
buried. au-. some garicmnt-s and a few
triles. which belonged to the deceased,
were deposited at the nearest ilagis
trate's oilce, with a full statement of
In a pocket of one of these garments
Vas foulnd a mianuseript. suppOsed to
Iave been written by the deceatsed, and
which. as it tells its own story, we here
irauscribe without a word of comment:
I was born in a year I shall not re
cord, in I plce I shall not reveal, and
under a name I shall not disclose.
For many long years I have been
deal to the world. and my desire now
:Ithat the waves of oblivion shall roll
er me and leave me as if I had never
And yet there are some facts in my
life whieh I wish to set forth.
Well, I doubt if I could tell anyone
I~ only know that the impulse is on
me to write then down, perhaps to de
strov the record when done.
)i youth pasied pleasantly.
I ha-,d kind, indualgent, and pious par
etwho Soug-ht to make my life a hap
I was sent to school at an early ae,
and kept there till I had acqtire a
Then, at my own request. I became
an underelerk in the ltrge dry-goods es
tablishm'ent of a prosperous merchant.
Byo strict integritv and diligence I
gradually rose to a ir-st position.
At two-and-twenty I had the confi
dence of my emplloyer, atnd wa~s often
invited to his dwelling.
At tirst this made mec very happy.
and as I looked forward then, thle fu
iure se~emed very bright. But, alas,
and alas' this wa~s the beginnine of a
sorrow which will never end whi~e I re
malin on carthl.
My emloyer had a daughter--a kind,
gentle, lovely being-who, to my en
raptured vision, seemed an angel just
conie down from Paradise.
From the moment I first beheld her
my whole soul wvent out to her, and
from that time forth I could conceive of
no enjoyment in which she had no part.
As I amt confessing this to myself, or
to a world that will never know me, I
will say that I loved her to a degree of
worship which made her a something
above and beyond my reach; and
though naturally easy and fluent in con
versation, I could not speak to her with
out changing color and choking, an d
app)earing more like an idiot than a
man of sense.
This made me avoid meeting her
when alone, or pressing forward to take
my chance with those who were seeking
her at every opportunity, perhaps be-I
cause of a fiking for herself, perhaps be-i
catuse of a liking for the money she
I dio not think she ever suspected me
of having any regard for her beyondl
that of her being the daughter of my
emp)loyer, whom I was in duty bound
to treat with resoeetful deference, and
certain I am that'she had no conception
<,f the holy love and worship I secretly
*As I have said, I avoided as much as
possible coming in contact with her
would have gone a mile out of my way
rather than speak to her, and yet her
presence, in my company of which I
formed a part, was a glowi'i joy, and
her absence a depressing void.
Among her numerous suitors was a
fellow-clerk, who held a position of con
fida-nee under our eiruployer similar to
my own, and who, when we were alone
together, was always praising her sweet
ness atid beauty; and proclaiming his1
own uridying love.
"Oh, fancy the golden moment when4
I shall be able to cgasp her dear little
hand in mine, and call her by the en
dearing name of wifeli e would some
times exel:iim. oir use words of simnilar
import; and when I would as often turn
aside, to conceal the feelings that wvould
annlost overpower me. he would mis
take myv aetioni for. a dislike on the suib
lih" e one day said to me, "I per-'
ceive my darling finds no favor in your
sight: and she knows you (do not like
her: but for my sake, I trust you will
not let her see'that you absolutely hate
the sight of her person, and the nmention
of her name."
This to me, whose excess of love for
the object in question was consuming
me ike an inward fim!
43Jan!" cried 1. turning upon hi'm
with the glaring fury of r. wild beast,
"if Vu lovel that being withl one "tnth
of the passion that is destroy me ..,
you would cut your w tongue
from your gaping mouth ere you would
permit so flippant a mention of :o sacred
He started, and stared at mee. wiulle I
walked indignantly away.
Did he understand my words? 1)id
he comprehend them in their breadth
Only so far, perhaps. as a shallow
bramnand a superficial feeling eouild
reach, for he was ono entity, and I an
From that moment, however, lie
ceased to speak of her in my presence.
and I, feeling that she was lost to me
for ever, only secretly worshipped her
So matters drifted on for a tinw. and
I became miserable over my solitary
brooding; and while I wished myself
far enough from the scene of a rival's
triumph, I shrank from the thought of
going where I should never look upon
my iflol again.
One night, having forgotten some
thing at the store, 1 procured the key
from the porter and entered the buili
To my surprise. I soon perceived the
glimmer of a light in the counting
room; and on approachig it cautious!y,
thinking there might be a burglar at
work, Ifwas still more surprised to see
the safe-door oln. and my rival s.ted
on the floor, apparently counting a
larme roll of bank-notes.
'"Vell, this looks like singuar uight
work!" said 1.
With a startled cry, he fair~v leaeclI
to his feet, letting the money ::r m
him, and turned towards meh ole 0" t:e
most gnastly laces I ever benell.
After looking straight in my face for
a few moments, during which he shook
and trembled. and his very lips quiver
ed, he staiiered out:
'Wh-wh-whv. is it Vou1? Wiia-wlhaL
what (10 von want?"
"Suppose in turn I ask von what vou
are doing with that open safe and
mioneyv at, this untimelvy hotur?"
''Oh, that?- h.. answered, glancing
down at the scattered bank-notes. anaI
evidently recovering himself with an
effort. 'Ha. ha!" he alfeeted to laugh.
"Do vou know. my dear' fe!!w. I took,
vou for a burglar
-Instead of yourself. (h?"
"The fact is. you see, my dear friend
"Suppose Vou leave the -dear friend'
ut?" I interrupted.
"Well, then." lie coolly went on. "the
fact is that, after going home, the idea
-ame into my head that I had made a
istake in my money report; and as
the governor, you know (meaning our
.mployer), is very particular about
trifles, and might discover it before I
%hould vet a chance to make a corree
ion, I tought I had better attend to it
"And doubtless you found an error,
vhich you were about to set right!" I
said. with a sneer which lie seemed not
"Oh, ves, I think there was an error:
ut I anim not quite sure, because of your
interruption. I shall have to go all
ver the money again. And now that I
ave accounted for iy presence here,
suppose you do the sane," ie added,
giving me a searching look.
"Well, I caie in to get-" Here it
occurred to me that I. an honest man,
was being interrogated by one who was
perhaps a thief, and I suddenly broke
:f and added: "That is my business."
"Oho!" he exclaimed with a peculiar
ook and leer.
"And I came in by the porter's key,"
"Aha! yes, yes. Just so:"
"And by what key did vou come in?"
"I sulppose von 'are not ignorant of
he fact that there is a private key?" he
"Which belongs to the gov'ernor."
"Andi which h'is daughter could get
"Having'(VtI~ evcontidence in your in
"At least she ought to have in her fu
ture husbatnd, you know."
This allusion to his coming mairriage
withi my worshipped angel nearly drove1
I controlled myself as well as I could,
md mer'elv said:
"I hope you wifl lindl your money af
air all correct, and not hav'e to take
yay' or add anything!"
"Thank you! I hope I shall!" lie
I turned away abru~ptly to seek what
[ am.: for and leave the builing.
As I was about to depart, in no en
riable frame of mind, lie called ouit:
"I suppose you will report what you
ite discovered, and as much to mys in
"-Probably yoti are now judging me
>y yourtself," 1 angr'ily relhied: "but I
,vil tank von to understand thait I amn
0o) much of a gentlemanm to be a tale
"All i'ight. then. and11 goodi-nighit!" lie
Bigtoo angry to respond I hurried
>t ant locked the door without saying1
I returned the key to the porter; but I
lid o t mention to him. nor to anivone
lse, the fact of my having me't my fel
ow-clerk in the bilidingunmder circum
tanes so calculated to excite susplicion
>f his being there for an ev'il pm-rpose.
In this 1 am now certain I did wrong;
ut I was yotung then.,v witot exper'i
:nee in the evil wars of mankind, str'iet
y honest andl honorable myself, anid
yossessedI too much pride to demean
nysef to the low condition of a tale
1 reasoned, too, that if my rival lhad
>riginally desig'ned to rob his employer,
te would not d'o it after what had oc
:rred, and that I really ha~d no r'ight to
jure his reputation merely because lie
mad been chosen from all the world by
le fair being wvho( war alt thec worhi to
it wra-. s(omethin:t likt'a monthi after
his ev'ent, that I was one daiy fearfully
tartled and shocked at suddenly finding
nyself under airrest for stealing money
rom nmy emlioyer.
Notwithstandinmg that I knew myself
be entirely innocent, the very fact
hat I should be suspected of such a ne
arious transaction nearly crushed mec
Judge of my unbounded amazement
md horror, then, on being assured that
trunk1 . t.hL: I t. : r It Ii < :11 Id
lat few' wv:-i 2'.; yiam -rk :mdit
rval li"d iu d ime -ivr since the
IIght (So i1 s!ore he b, ol j-u- me
comingi" outi ''f the -t or0, nd that the
porter Lad : i of
iy having r, y 1enter
the buidin atanuZeIIIehor
I coiipr'Iiendiild : one th::t this was
a Ilost iendi.si plot of my riva! to get
me out of the way and shield his own
dishonestv, for lie oloiie had robibied Iiis
eiployer, and1 profited b\ it.
What could I do?
My statement of the f:t that I had
ente'red the premises for :nother pur
pose was not believed: and when I add
ed the whole truth of what I had seen
there.-I was siiply regarled as a cold
blooded rascal, who wI trvin" to inl
volve an innotint Voung nmin'in m-y
All my IIr\ vioSu life of probitv went
for nothin'. or only stootd Out, white
robed. to miiaike my later nets appear
more dark and d::nnnin.
Well, to be bricf, I was tried, and
convicted. :ind sient to pn:l servitude
for a term of year.
She, who w'II mv idol, was present
when the awful verdict "Guilty' WIs
pronounced by\ the jury: ::d I shall
never forget the no:urnfil look of ty
with which slit regard--d Ie for the last
time, as site as.:ed by in 1hi felon 's S
dock. leaning on ihe :irm of my wicked
rival and destrover.
Well, I was, a 1 have. said, conviet
ed, and I served outI my tim': btit be
fore I left that phlce of m 1is1y ni t e
gradation. I had the satisfat!,in of
ing ny hated rival there. in the convict
grarb. justlv brouzht there by his evil
.fter ny releea'e I l-arm-d that hIs
ang'el wifem iy worslipped love. hld
d'ed of a broken heart.
That was the end of life for me.
Ail since then has been only the dull,
drearv round of a mechanical existence,
With no hopes no fears, no lssioIs.
nothing but the tired waiting here till
the Master shall call me hence.
1 am as one dead-I am as one buried
-and the world and all that live in the
world are dead to mi'.
Why do I still exist?
lBecatuse it would be very sinful to lift
my hand azain-t the life the hIster
Let Hin work llis will, hmvw and
when Ile will. and et inme humbly bow
before the awful inywtery that I cannot
IIe. who ints a ptrpote in all things,
placed me here for a purpose. allicted
me for a pirpose. and will work out a
purpose through Iy sufiferinugs: but
what that purpose was. or is, or is to be,
is known to Him alone.
I only wait for the end. and resign
myself to say:
1God's will be done on earth as in
Old man Pea Sanders is probably the
most notorious "moonshiner" in north'
Georgia. lie has been in Fulton
County jail eight times on the same
We saw old man Pea on Saturday
night's north-bound train. le was just
out of jail and on his way home.
The Toccoa people will aplliXeiate the
old man's appearance when we say that
e would remind you forcibly of "Grip
With an old. flabby wool hat, rim
turned close against the corner oi the
eft side and a keen, searching eye that
as never dazted during his 76 years of
ife, old man Pea is tihe perfect image of
Somei civilized independence. Nothing
He is afraid of neithecr matn, woman.
r beast. Ile is an incessant talker and
oves to tell of his tricks on the r'evenue
His latest dodge. Just befor'e his latst
irrest an oflicer got oil' the train at Bel
on, near which towvn lie lives, and start
d over to old Pea's hious. lie met an
>ld iman in the road.
"O ld man, do von know Pea Sant
"O, yes; bought many or gallon er
licker fronm him."
'Where does lie live?"
"Right (down thiar."
*"Is lie at home?"
"Guess so; if he ain't the old 'oman
"Good day, sir," said the oflicer.
"Good luck to ye." said the old man.
The ollicer miarelied on to Old man Pea's
ouse. Old man Sanders turned around
s the ollicer went on and muttered to 1
imself: "Guess you won't find him to
We said to tile old man, "Mr. Sanders,
o you intend to keep on moonshilning?"
Said he: "Them fellers in Atlanta axed
nc there and I told 'emt I never made
any rash promises.
"Guess, then, von mean to make some
ore 'mountain'dew.' "I
"Let 'em prove it if I do."1
Th'le old1 man seemed very well satis-1
ied with his iimpt'isonment and among
ther thiings said he had been "boarding '
t the United States hotel in Autlanter.i
Tier treatedl me very well, but I like or 1
froze utp in tha~t cold spell.
A young flour merchant from Atlanta<
mgaged him in conversation.
Said he: -3ir. Sanders, did vou buy a
till befree von left Atlanta?"
"Oh! whetn I want another one, I
houghit I would come around and get
out to make it for me."
The old man's tieket gave out at'
hite Sulphur and the conductor start- '1
d to put him off. Col. E. Schafer, of
'occoa, stopped fotward and p~aid the
are. The old fellow chuckling to him- )
elf said: "Good friends is better thani
uone."-Toccoa ((Ga.) Kews.
A six-year-old son of C. M. Shortt, of
s(uar Grove, N. Y., swallowed a toy
nife while usig it a~s the dart of a]
~lowgun formedW~ of at hollow metal pen
oldet'. TIhie knife, which was open,
neasuied an inch aund live-eighths in
ength, and wenut into the stomach han- I
lleiirst. As soon as the boy's grand-I
~ather, Emnri Da:vis, heard oif the aci-<
lent he p'res('ribedl ai diet of buckwheat, I
aaving read just the imghit before how~ a<
-onig C'aliforinian haad got i'id of a knife
hicht he hadt swallowedl by eatini? 1
icartihly atid fi'equentlv (of hialf-cookel I
mkwhecat. The little boy was given
il the buckwheat cakes lie would cat
ind no doctor wa~s called in. He rcecov-]
: 'i ' ::t to appirch him, he sail:
. m 1 ' o-s i, p Just come in.
're a inl the presence of these
utemen0." Thrie mani, who evidently
"k zreat pride in his work. selected a
:-!-: squiringl fish. struck its
._!artly un a wooden block I
> the floor. a.nd kneeling by it
dth~e creCature's nleck. inzserted a
iife inl the left, sile of the vertebre,
1(1 dexterously ran it dIown to the tail:
en rapidly alilied his instrument to <
e othier side of the backbone and re- 1
ated the process, leaving- the eel split
)(,n. lohiing. up1) the head, to which
as tthed h vertebra.- and lateral 4
me 1iciosei1ng th. intestines, he bowed
"There is not a splinter left in the <
"'hat Iso. pr'oully remarked the
-oprietor. ".1 only viploy the most
ililful lieil and cooks.'" Thie operator
ished down the. block, chopped the
ttened (11 into three-inch lengths, and
outed to a cook, who .dvanced to re
ove it on a dish. The next process I
as a inyterious one and was performed1
!hind a screen. from whence the 1
atter of eels was presently handed out
one1 of the boilers. y opnion is
at t:-e fish had s:imply been plunged
to ioilinig water to mae the skins
We :nivanced to a range and saw a
dok .ewering tlhe piee of ecl on long
ib1o pliters. Then he placedt I
ei on the rod1 over the glowing coals,
l1 whei"i 01 side was brownel, dex
rOly picked iin i with : pair of
In chop ti:ks an turnei lhm. After
ey wecre' tlorouIlv cooked I he seized
e ish ivh the sniam instrunient and
un:el it into a vessel comain:intg old
oy. whi -h was thick a:ntl dark as
Il Tie staming ulln;ri was
en dIr: placed in a Ineluer box,
id i :- l irs to the custoiucr.
A l lCtel: Millionaire.
u c-nt great Chinese
nker and raillionaire of H1anigchow, r
lead. In soie respects. says the
anghai Ncar he was one of the most
miarkable int- in his country. His
her ws::: a Iec:nlilit, and lie himself t
-an life frm'n a pretty low rung Oil
ladder. havinig I.b:on originally ac
nile clerk or purser,. as tile Chinese
aetimies ay. in a o r h 1o.
by dinlt of hsextraordlinary, .talen:1ts
: usiness he rose rapidly ill we~altli
(1 fame, and for sone years past has
en recognized as the leading mer
ant of th'iina-the representative of
iina's inancial and commercial inter
s. To borrow a phrase made familiar
us by Mr. Edward Jenkins, Hu Tao
i was, in no far-fetched sense, a true
lalin of finance. and when lie died
d already been honored by the em
ror with'a button of the first grade
ou p'in aLi), a yellow riding- t
-ket. and the rank of provincial judge. r
s beautiful palace at Hangchow was
e of the show places of China. The
nese say that his career was scarcely
:e one of real life-it was a "spring C
am." Advancement from so low a
gree to the high honors and unbound
wealth which lie afterward attained
a phenomenon less common in China C
an in Europe and America. There a
ve been ainy miners and gulch la
rers in the United States who have
en to be bonanza kings. Mr. Gilead
Beck does not stand alone in the an- s
Is of the far west. But in China such ti
aks of fortune are rare, and Hu Tao
.i ay fairly claim a place as a suc
wsful merchant beside Tzu Kung, the s
;ciple of Confucius, who, when en
ged in business, always made a
>iit. In this, however, the sagoe w a
>rc fortunate than the millhonaire, a
>uigh lie never amassed much wealth, 3
'the losses sustained by Ha in hisa
lebrated silk speculation were simply
ulous, and ther'e were probably fewc
:rehants in the whole of China who t
yr owned as much as was then sacri- a
ed. Hut diedi at midnight a few days,
o at liangehow, age some thing over
yeairs. Hie was not a particularly h
ltured man, but his iniuence was d
a, and lie was renowned for the ex
isivenless and1 liberality of his chari
s. The flu Pao, in its obituary notice,
:"Hie has saluted the world; and, ~
w tha~t he has .gone, having died in
poep'-hed circumstances, who is
re who wii1 not look back upon his
:eer and accord him a sigh of regret?"
A Novel Enterprise.
A. H-alifaix, Nova Scotia. correspon- P
at of the New York Ez.cning Post n
ites: B. B. Barnhill, of Joggin's p
nes, Cmnberland county, has under 11
astructionl an immense raft for the n
rpose of cartrying to New York about p
'u0,000 superlicial feet of piles, logs, a
rs, hardwood timber, and boan~s. F
dimensions are, length 410 feet, n
dth 55 feet. d1epthl 35 feet, and it will a:
tw 21 feet of wvater. The raft is be- a
r built upon au well-constructed cradle, ~
ich will be launched with the raft ti
i removed from it in the water, leav- 01
the raft '. : its chains and binders F
'sp ci.ef. The structure is tor- t
S...-ed at the bow and stern, and s:
-r-.etion1 amidship) will be of the na
m of an ellipse. When comipleted it ti:
L weigh 8,000 tons. The weight is so d4
tributed over the four set of launch- cl
vs as to exert a pressure of 80) pounds rc
the square inch, which is about two- sC
rds of tile pressure allowable on or- ci
ary lauinchways. About one-sixth of n
cargo has been stowved. When comn- s~
ted tile cost will be about $20.000. 1i
e raft is to be towedl to Newv York by c
"oceani tramp," or by two tugs, as al
41n as launlCeed, which will be about e,
Lsunur. Should Mr. Barnhiill's en- e3
oering skill pt'ove equal to his enter- h<
se and courage in planning and un- G
-taking so novel ain operation he will
opr'vided a1 cheap methiod of water
r:::.e for the products of the forest. tI
ov per'sons view the scemiie with in- ki
dtlty. :1141iedie't that it will be a li
he nnas o moer diplomai~ev de- 01
heL 0o event4 mor0.' impior'tanit antd tb
u le than th lit~i't'le of Quteen Vie- A
a :and .'i :. .iinister' Phelps sit- el
in a et'.' r'~oom at WXindtsor Castle at
etive Vie'w onl estali'.hin~ thme autto
niy of ra-pbrry. jaml. Thtis occur
e, says~ the PhIilaldelplhia Press, cain- is
fail to dr'aw th~e two great English
aking inationis closer together in the
tds of c'ltniuen sisterhtood-t
11 1-:- 0 S -:f;, I
nhe .Japamm-4e M1,91- 1 r . ikE .4-r j
peutil 1- ;-4. a Ie.n r: sos l
A .l m rr-h cf the Sni
nto li O ri ' : - : ! 'i :. :h !w
tctreet I i ;; i cj: ! i :I - : . h :22
1)cineLt1 a on e d . Ip ce l':. bu3I 'cai.n
educa(ed'tI :ii'Inar vrd. t , d wh '
boietid cei o i I l- i'e-ast of a2 - t
v.,s-hack du zn:d a t.nirlinwa a
therfetl ua 4 "YIn I- r bior. I
Havid' poIel --lu-a e e' w re-~c 11.01
"I : "I onl mll wa t% .:mOk I'
Would yn like. to j)inl InI, inl :I e tOf m
broiled el? It is a i ta, thlis month .
the una1.1i i.s a lit mors! o the gods.Z
shake of ti - he:l. ii n Vr vl.:2' I vry P
fond of thoA mIrn . -2::'.
"Prbaly yi'hve neve i:.eed them1
sm 1 t T 'm i (nd n.
elo.cdl i a 1v ri V.i j . Come lonI
"Are2 t he 2 'Ils . ''d to -d: " in ton
ArtVcII lIt v,.
izin iv iquird myfrien! 'of the pr.(
priciol-. "Ihave o n tha: their- liever
is ot quite what it ised LI bo. youI'l t
proc ti o m from th-- cit.,. an. !. or
po pril'tor ho21ne'I. IIen 1whIh, the lf
corner of hi muh.::ar h fahioni of; tI
e"lItO rabl &ir. d v n for a o' -li u1t I
m i I sh.mb omican:1l-bred eels to t
iuo: uihillve in:1 ::w asem'I S
eel.- f t coml 'f . the1 :Lumi . 1 -- (I
memberin "' h th! inn aI'S ear for
vOU to p::k us a t I h la:e sm11 1 ai
Of te lin' il'h o0Lu '. l '1 er :1V2. ou l i
vou ice to come ,nt-) ihne k::e I :c
"Ia"."of lyC l - thie , hi s wil. whot t
had listenel to'hlis speech wV;Ih down- IS
CC1s' ecs. "XI thu is -l We have so:mCie
eels lit 1forc'a/d2mo" - re
".What do vonI so bi Iredlyfu
com'1 minI. IWoul' vou lik-,to verI be
t t tulinar te ? th
"Not until I have di:id." I answered 4h
sninfing 1usiebu;l at the ait d of! so
ickld rati'h tilLt i utd f11roma rea1 r i
p' re wih s:ome1L t rays contaiing; anl
sibroeI~ :i bla .C Leqere be. bearing be(I
th igs L;f IL - houre and a nume'11r. chl
Lcin'e o1ne11 b.-oe )W ach o u1, She1 re- C1
molved'l the tgly!tiglids and" re- es!
realAd the Contents hlichll were Selc- t
tions of nicedly-browtn:d, broiled, split: t':i
elis. skewered togeher.' th1at gave out a1
ml 0t appetizing odor. Tel i1r miled h
as Sle wvalched lly looks. and replen- p
Aji-. p Iaced ti ear ei.(
"-I think youi will finl the uiiagi very H
pleasing l yoItl t;i1st'." Onl
I took myN ctXhop'tieksi inl my righlt C4
hoand. inserte thit' poInts ill the ilesh. lit
broke oflth a morsel and lte. Ye _ts.- dr
[t ias delicious: rich. tender, deia l de
llavored, :mld hnes!I drew myV box e
mard m . nIIothled approvingl yv at the i
'ttte01n111 t, a111d 'njoyed the tiCTable th
oUod. The smln ilbrought inl box h
*ifter box, tht! conitnts of c:eh beiln b1o
niee,.r than thet last.' I have partaken ofri
rIed ovters a' home''1 . broil"d fish inl all
-ountrics, and the d asof e.Very n
lea. . but have nev1ermre tiorouly1 fi
mjoyed an 'y dh than I did those ee.I t'
At l . 1. st I !aId v.own iy chopsticks, and, ce:
ieancin~ tc m 4 frend. exelaitted: i
,1gicltcIi ll y~ 1j i 212 2l iCdll.:'e d i.
"You'were11 oigt n saiga his fodh'sis ga
.luce it ath toea. f
Thoe waIrewd VuleXinCt acoledg- th th
kiels of myl priSe. tOll iquired if e f
:oublIt 0 like 1 ) vitison heri it. ee
-Yes," fod e my11] companlion C "IX fal- C
h:inkt :I cohemp " a bowl 'r twh . nu'~dd
Away wed nt i.- 1ir whafer ae cbrsef c
. thc wa101' a lllrd ot2 n tub, co- a
110icious \. :el-co ke r.24 'eerea!. the tei P
h'tedi my:I pi p n wte ('m2: friend, tieO
ho hd hi bol reilld a oze sa,
me, ndmostne is food by satur--.0
tin it w&ith ta'.'c ' ' i~ olt.i
ns of te fis o1 tender!''I asedth a
til I do no knowi." he ansl*wereJL'
anse n imcI id at heas. "The~'' ol u
ot1Oks ever p'eI 2s to5 foarn tei
12r5s ]~I o like tiitte k.2111it~Scen dC
her illno'oub exlai evrytinlXlr ,to )
"No forh the h. 1ai mytoman tc
on .eiln: hSt pipC "Altoet~l l her you.l
inO~ 1iven us v'et. tohrab mtl." no 1
n ' looin tuomnts :-eLae 'k.3
"arvin a1 Vmll seO~like to y. Cinl It
vhichedvasOplaced as Cin ot paercon-bu
ohl thator feile hmoingutelighert-a
A BANK'S INGRATITUDE.
In 1175, H1. C. Warner and I published
he Scottville Argus. Scottville +s a
Centuckv town and is principally noted
or the activity of the town hog and the
ethargy, of the tovn constable. I was
he editor, water-carrier, wood-chopjper
Lmd rent-dodger. Warner was piblili
-r. book-keeper, fire-maker, presiman
mid reet-dodger. We did the iost of
ir work separately, but in dodging the
ent collector we worked with perfect
-oncert of action. Our paper was six
nontis old when it died. Under differ
qnt conditions it niiaht have lived a few
noments longcr. Warner did not write
Lmything for the Argus, yet he largely
ontributcd to its collapse. This is the
vay it occurred: One day a prominent
)msiness man presented Warner with a
>air of brogan shoes: Immediatelv af
er my friend put on the shoes I detected
foppish air about him. He took de
ight in greasing the shoes with a line
Lticle of tallow and prancing in my
)resence. Having thus gained recog
iition at the hands of the capitalists, he
)egan to withdraw himself from circu
ation and to cultivate an exclusiveness
vhich greatly depressed me. I knew
hat those capitalists would be our ruin,
Lnd, alack, how well my suspicions
-Good scheme on hand." said War
ier one evening as ho came into the
)edroom where our type setting, editing
nd presswork was done.
"What is it?"
"-Well, several parties hero want to es
ablish a bauk, and they want us to ad
-ocate the idea. What do you say?"
-I am opposed to banks," I replied.
'If a bank be started here it will de us
-.That's where you're wrong. Our
ailure thus far can be attributed to the
act that we've had no bank. Why, sir,
ust think of it. All successful newspa
iers, all great journals are published in
owns where there are banks. If banks
vere not conducive to the health of the
ewspapers, why the newspapers would
aove away. Now, what I want you to
o, is to write an article in favor of the
ank, urging the fact that our people
ake stock in it.
Well, we advocated the establishment
f the bank, and the bank was estab
shed. Shortly afterwards, Warner,
rcaring a thick crust of melancholy,
ane into the office, sat down on our
ine bed, and, with a sigh, remarked:
"It was a mean trick."
"What was a mean trick?" I asked.
"Well, I'll tell you, even though you
ave nothing to do with the business
enartment of this office, we are
"Ruined!" I exclaimed.
"That's what I said. I know that
ou do not understand business, but I
iink that closer relations should be es
iblished between the editorial depart
ient and the counting-room. We are
"Explain," I pleaded.
"Well, it was caused by the treachery
f the bank men."
"Have they run away with any of our
Ee looked reproachfully at me and
ntinued: "This morning a fellow
rew on us through the bank. He lives
bout fifty miles from here, and we were
11 right until that infernal bank was
arted. Those officials have treated us
amefully. To think of their ing-rati
ide makes me mad. The sherift will
e around pretty soon to take charge of
ur material. I am determined that he
all not have the type."
"How-can you help it?"
"I'm going to put it into my poekets
nd stroll away with it." He did so,
nd is now running a paper in Argenta,
.k. I met him the other day. "How
re you getting along?" I asked.
"First rate," lie replied. "Only the
ittle pied my type. You see, during
ie recent-cold weather, I had to move
'y office into the stock yards. I didn't
et out a paper this week. A Texas
eer hooked my press and broke it. Ah,
ow fondly I remember those good old
tys we spent in Kentucky. See that
ta going along yondler?. Well, he's
orking against me. He's going to
art a bank in my town."-Opie Pead,
SNew York Mercusry.
Common Sensie at Home.
One of the advantages of a great city
a certain independence which we en
>y. The rules of fashion or custom are
ot so severe. It is only young, inex
3rienced people who feel that they
lst have the latest style and tint of
aper, and remake their side trimming
to box pleatings, when that is the last
tode. In fact, a little change from the
reailing custom is considered original
ad rather admired, unless too outre.
or instance, the other day, a friend of
ine determined to so: all her acquaint
aces and repay many social calls. She
yeordinoly sent out her visiting cards,
ith "-Oll-Fashioned Tea" written under
te engraved name, and in the corner
>posite the address, added "From
>ur to Seven." In the back parlor
. table wa~s simply sot with tongue,
.ndwichies, the most delicious crullers,
ade by her niothier, who is famous for
at particular cake, cookies, equally
dicious, also home-made sponge cake,
ipped beef and cheese. Two young
latives poured tea and chocolate, an2
rved the refreshments on old family
ma, beautiful enough to form the
tees of a mu.,eumn. It is needless to
y that ev-ery body came and was de
;hted. Ther-e wais neither bake-shop
nfectionierv nor dishes for shiowv, but
1tasted and tasted, again and again,
claiming --Oh, how good it is!"-an
elamation which your corresponident
artily ec-hoedl.-rs. II. Xl. Poole, in
The aLncient Egyptians were simple in
eir diet, as weire the early Greeks. We
iow from Homer that his heroes ate
~e barbaurians. Ini a later age profes
>nal cooks arose, some of whom could
rve up a rosted pig on one side, boiled
ianother, and so delightfully stuffed
at the par-ts tasted like different dishes.
:hestratus, a poet and epicure, tray
3d far and wide, enduring hardships
td dlefying dangers, to add to the lux
ics of the Athenian table.
The life of the Br-itish army in Egypt
described as "all beer and skittles."
[two years ago," says lie Boston
,.anit, "it was all scare and bat
A WILD BOAR HUNT.
Two Animals from the Hartz Mountains
Let Loose on the Basebal Grounds as
Targets for Sharpshooters.
(From the New York World.)
Never did a more amusing or excit
ing affair take place in New Jersey
than the great boar hunt which came
off at the Elysian Fields, Hoboken,
on Monday afternoon. The German
steamship Eider last week brought
over from Germany two wild boars,
which had been captured in the Hartz
mountains by agents of Charles Reiche
the collector of wild animals. When
the boars arrived they were presented
by Mr. Reiche to Charles Kaegebahn,
of No. 314 Washington street, Hobo
ken. For several days he was at a loss
what to do with them. Finally some
of his friends suggested that a grand
wild boar hunt be given at the Elysian
, The suggestion met with favor, and
the hunt was fixed for Monday after
noon. Invitations were issued to -a.
number of persons, but many more
people came than had been asked.
rhev swarmed over the fences of the
baseball grounds, where the hunt took
place, and crowded through the gateo
despite the precaution of the keepers.
Among those who came were nearly
all the city officials of Hoboken, many
61f those of Jersey City, besides hun
dreds of prominent citizens and hood
luins and street gamins.
The sharpshooters who had been
selected to kill the brutes were Henry
A. Golde, R. Welfelman, W. Hollister
W ard and George Brown. Only the
two latter appeared. W. Hollister
Wall is the editor of a Hoboken week
ly paper, and his father is a clergyman.
He learned to handle the rifle early in
life, and is an expert shot. George
Brown is a colored man, and is in the
employ of Mr. Reiche. He, too, is a
At 3 o'clock the inclosed grounds
were crowded with spectators and the
tops of the fences were lined with
people, while out of neighboring win
dows peered hundreds of faces. Half
an hour later the door of the pen was
thrown open, and as the smaller of the
boars shot through those of the specta
tors who had not already secured a*
ilace bevond the reach of the terrible
looking tushes of the wild beast sought
safety in undignified flight. A dozen
valiant policemen scampered with the
rest of the crowd out of the way,
while Chief Donovan and Mayor
Timken vied with each other to reach
the fence top. The obesity of the
mayor prevented a successful execu
tion of the maneuvre. The boar, an
undersized, yellowish brute, ran half
way across the field, then he stopped
to root with his long snout in the
Sharpshooters Wall and Brown
edged carefully up, while the crowd
kept cautiously back. While the
boar had his head half buried to the
eyes in the dirt, Brown drew a bead
on him and fired. With a squeal of
agony the animal turned and ran *with
jaws widely extended towards Editor
Wall. That valiant huntsman ner
vously pulled up his parlor rifle and
pulled the trigger. The cap snapped,
but the gun failed to go off. The
boar, however, fell dead at his feet.
Then the other boar was released.
He was a big fellow and was inclined
to be lazy until Kaegebahn's big wolf
hound was let out. The dog walked
up to him, smelled of him, and then
quickly proceeded to seize him by the
left ear. The boar squeated, and the
dog let go and gazed at the strange
quadruped in apparent astonishment.
He was much more astonished when
the boar opened wide his tremendous
jaws and made a side lunge at him.
Had that blow hit the dog, that dog
would have worried no more boars.
Luckily, however, for the sport, the
dog escaped, and then began the fun.
First the dcg chased the boar, and
then the boar chased the dog. The
two sportsmen got as close as they
dared, but could not get a good shot.
Suddenly the boar started towards a
group of 'spectators and sent them
flying in every direction. Mayor
Timken got against the fence, and
when the brute was close to him
kicked tremendously. His Honor's
feet looing up like's big stone wall
frightened the hog, and it ran towards
Gus Seide, who tumbled over Bill
Wright, who in turn knocked down
Water Commissioner Winjes, who, in
falling, toppled over against Chief
Donovan. in an instant all was con
fusion, and Charley Kaegebahn ran up
wvith a baseball bat and beat the boar
:>ver the head until he ran towards
Brown, the colored sharpshooter, who
lazed away at him. His ball nearly
broke a foreleg. The dog kept snap
:>ing at the boar until Mr. McAnerny
told Mr. Kaegebahn to call him off or
the sport must stop. The dog wvas
Immediately called off.
The infuriated animal had mean
ime lunged towards Editor Wall,
who fired a big rifle ball into his breast
mnd killed him. Carl Echert, Hertler's
expert butchei, ran out and with a big
knife cut the boar's throat. The two
boars were at once hung up and clean
ed, after which they were hooked to
~he side of a big truck and paraded
bhrough the streets.
-The Loyal Orange Institution of
England has issued a manifesto de
oneing Mr. Gladstone's proposed
rish measures. It summons Orange
>rethren everywhere to remember
their special and solemn obligations to
iefendthe Protestant succession, and
o make all necesary preparations to
rove their loyalty to Orange princi
les. _______ __
--The intended journey of the Czar
o Nova Tscherkask, to present his son
o the Cossacks as their chief, has been
revented by the discovery of a dyna
nite plot to assassinate the imperial
arty. A Cossack officer and his
>rothier, the latter being a student in
it. Petersburg, have been arrested in
onnection with the crime. They are
>elieved to be Nihilist agents.
-The Senate very graciously passed
dr. Edmunds's resolution for him and
hen proceeded very graciously to con
irm Mr. Cleveland's appointments for
im. The United States Senate is a
re obliging assembly.