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THU LAND Or DREAMS
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Win you tome with rae to the- Land ot
Dreams t - A 4-
To that mystic land so far away
Wiiere the sunlight falls on the sparkling
streams
And rippling waves with the lilies play
Wiiero the skies are fair andthe flowers
are bright
Where the joyous song of bird is sweet
Where the azure sky and the opal light
Of shining streams in1 thej distance meet
Are you tired and worn with lifes grief and
pain
Has your heart grown cold with hopes
deferred
Would you bid Love smile on your path
again
And list to the sweetest music heard
Then come with me to the Land of Dreams
To this Lotus land with its gardens fair
With its waving trees and its crystal
streams
Where life has never a thought of care
Would you see the friends of the long ago
Would you walk the shores of Fancys
stream
Where silvery waters in silence flow
And years are only a pleasant dream
Then come with me to this border land
This country far thro the gates of gold
Where Love and Pleasure walk hand in
hand
Where none grow weary and none grow
old
W G Park in Ladies World
The Old Silver Trail
BY MARY E STICKNEY
Copyright 1896 by J B Lippincott Co
CHAPTER VI Continued
It had been three days since her ad
venture in the storm and indisposed
to ride by reason of the lingering- lame
ness of her wrist she had kept rather
closely to her room until now seeing
nothing of Harvey Neil She caught
her breath sharply the hot flush deep
ening upon her cheeks as she saw him
sweeping the hotel with a keen glance
guessing that his thought might be of
her and devoutly thankful for the
screen of lace which afforded her safe
covert to watoh him undetected He
had exchanged his miners clothes for
a well fitting suit of gray with Tusset
leggings to his knees wearing a soft
gray hat by no means so disreputable
in appearance as the one that had
framed his head the other day He
had been good looking then but he
was handsome now as ihe stood talking
with the doctor his attitude instinct
with the unconscious grace of splendid
ly developed strength as he slightly
leaned against his horse with one hand
caressing its neck Something was evi
dently amiss with one of the animals
hind legs at which the doctor was look
ing the two men standing for several
moments in earnest discussion of the
trouble after which they disappeared
within the shop together
Dorothy could hardly have told the
meaning of her sigh as after a little
she saw him come out and ride away
l back over the road lie had icome She
had rso far recovered from her rancor
that he no longer appeared to her the
unprincipled adventurer her unbridled
indignation had first assumed that her
fathers enemy necessarily must be
Her father had said that the young
man might well be honestly mistaken
even averring that in Neils place his
attitude might have been the same
She was glad to accept this justification
for him It reinstated her worlds fair
hero in her respect although she could
not feel that it narrowed the gulf which
circumstances had brought between
them To assume that he was the vic
tim of error was to say that he held
honestly to the belief that her father
was no better than a common thief
To call it misunderstanding could not
alter the fact of his actual attitude
and so long as this was so Dorothy
felt that any friendship between them
must be out of the question For her
fathers daughter from his standpoint
of belief he could hardly have even
common respect to give while as her
farther s daughter it seemed clear to
her that she could show no favor to
this Ifteryey Neil without in a way being
a traitor to her fathers cause But
while this conclusion appeared to her
simply inevitable she knew in her
heart that she was sorry for it knew
that in spite of herself she must ac
knowledge a sort of willful liking for
him which cold reason had not power
to argue down
She was roused from her revery by
a scraping of chairs on the wooden side
walk outside the window and remind
ed of the walk she had been going to
take was starting upstairs to fetch her
hat when she was diverted from the
purpose again by the remark of an un
seen speaker who had just established
himself there in the shade
Pears like that horse of Neils is
kinder goin back on him he drawl
ingly observed punctuating the re
Gnark by a sibilant expectoration of
tobacco juice far out into the street
He does have such luck that feller
Seems like everything is jest natchelly
foreordained to go back on him the min
ute he gits aholt of it
Sandy though never loses his grip
another voice lazily supplemented ac
cepting the first statement as beyond
argument Speaking of that ihows
thatcase of his with the colonel comin
out dyou think
Well I aint bettin on that at this
stage of the game was the response
in a tone expressive of the speakers
confidence that he was cannily up to
snuff but if I wsut my money would
go down on thecolonel sure Hes n
bird that old duffer If you have any
dealins with ihim you want to git up
pretty early in the mornin n hang on
to theendof the rope thats got the knot
in it or it will be slippin through your
fingers with a
Why they talk about Jay
Could comin out here to Colorader n
jumpin a hull railroad I tell you Jay
want in it side of Col Randolph Mere
dith when he gits his jumpin pants on
Hed iump a church if he took a notion
V then hed go to law n beat the
preacher V the hull congregation
N now hes took a fancy to jump the
Mascot well Neils a goner the way
I look at it
But the colonel aint got no case
argued the other dispassionately
You know how twas Never a smeil
of mineral in the Grubstake till they
relocated iioppin round the side lines
sos to take in theMascotsbestground
Well I aint for arguin about that
All Im sayin is that the colonel says
the veins hisn n what the colonel
says generally goes with a jury Ive no
ticed Hes got a way with him that
seems to catch em
Catches em in their pockets
laughed the other appreciatively
Sure N if Neil thinks hes playin
against a square game well probably
he knows bettern that Everybody
knows what the colonel is N when it
comes to goin to law aginsthim well
Neils bitten off moren he can chaw
in my opinion And here for the mo
ment the argument paused
Dorothy turned away from the win
dow walking the length of the room
where she stopped blankly staring at
a group of enlarged photographs mass
ively framed in black walnut faces so
unprepossessing that in an undercur
rent of thought she was dully marvel
ing that family affection could be so
lacking in family pride as thus to ex
pose thern to public view But while
striving to believe that the conversation
to which she had just listened had
left her wholly unmoved that she held
it as altogether beneath her notice she
knew that she was trembling with
angry excitement She fairly burned
with wild desire to go out and silence
those calumniating tongues with such
scathing reproach as now in her per
turbation she could hardly compose in
her own mind It was monstrous in
credible that she should be called to
listen to such arrant falsehood such un
conscionable slander She was almost
blinded with the anger that possessed
her as she stood there determinedly
staring at that ill favored group of pho
tographs and yet as she grew some
what calmer it was straight back to the
window that she went Woman like
she could not resist the impulse to know
the worst that might be said
She had no compunction of con
science in thus playing the role of eaves
dropper So far as she thought about
it at all in her disturbed condition of
mind it was to argue that a conversa
tion thus carried on on the public side
walk could hardly assume to be private
in its nature As in honor bound she
coughed slightly to give notice of her
presence as she resumed her seat but
the cough was very gentle and if she
had been disposed to self examination
she must have owned herself relieved
when presently the voices went on un
heedingly
I always thought twas McCready
put the colonel up to that job in the
first place one was now meditatively
observing You mind he was workin
in the Mascot when they run across
that slipin the hangrn wall n twas
then I- reckonshe seehis chance He
writes off to the colonel to give him a
bond n lease on the Grubstake n that
puts the colonel onto the fact that the
old claim might be wuth sothin n
over he comes n looks the ground
over n they fix up some kind of a deal
between em McCready is superintend
ent of the mine n up he goes sinkin
a shaft in the toughest ground ever
was no sort of show of mineral at all
but that dont feaze McCready He
knows what hes about N pretty soon
hes drif tin straight in the direction of
that little no account crack in the Mas
cot hangin wall n all of a sudden
there he is with both feet Hes struck
a true fissure vein that he must nacheliy
f oiler right across the Mascots riches L
ground Oh I tell you twas McCready
engineered that deal
But I notice that the colonel wasnt
for givin back any thin when Neil
come claimin that the ore was hisn
rejoined the other voice dryly But 1
spose McCready was at the bottom of
the job just the same Hes always had
it in for Neil along of that dynamite
business
Yes hes sore about that and no
wonder It was a clost shave for Mc
Cready If the union hadnt a put in
its best licks to save him I reckon hed
a been in states prison now instead of
swellin round as superintendent of the
Grubstake Though s fur as that goes
I never quite believed he done it
Oh nobody believes he done it
now laughed the other Nobody be
lieves he ever set eyes on the old Mas
cot shaft house But I say whats
the matter with goin over to Jims n
bavin a game of freeze out a prop
osition which was promptly followed
by a shuffling of feet across the street
CHAPTER YII
A little way beyond the hotel at the
weVt Windy Gulch appeared to come to
an abrupt end its one street dividing
into a couple of no less dusty though
somewhat narrower roads of which the
one at the right climbed away over the
hills to meet the Old Silver trail and
vother remote by ways while the other
turned down- among the shadows of
the cottonwoods by the creek keeping
to its wavering company for a mile
or more before it was forced to higher
levels on its way to the mining camp
cf Tomtown This little cottonwood
grove where the road started was the
one touch of sylvan beauty of which
Windy Gulch might boast There was
a great unpainted wooden structure
housing an abandoned process for treat
ing ores just at the left -of the turn
ing point followed by two or three
cabins likewise deserted but beyond
this the trees had been left to grow
old unmolested A little way along
there was an old Spanish arastra fallen
to ruins across the creek while the
yawning mouths of shallow tunnels
here and there told of somebodys fail
ures but paying leads had never been
discovered in this quarter and in these
days Windy Gulch fpr the most part
passed it by unheeding Sometimes
lovers came to loiter along its shaded
grass grown road on Sundayaf ternoons
-
THE BOURBON NEWS FlilDAST SEPTEMBER 24 1897
and more rarely yet travelers passed
that way going to or coming from Tom
town but these latter generally chose
to go round by the newer and better
road that turned off down the canyon
a few miles below so that Dorothy had
discovered that on weekdays she might
safety count on never meeting anybody
here
But it happened on this August after
noon that Harvey Neil had started for
Tomtown hoping to consummate some
sort of bargain by which his slippery
colleague Brigham might be left to his
duty in the forthcoming trial He had
turned aside at Windy Gulch to consult
the doctor about his horse finding that
the animal had gone lame and be was
chagrined to discover when he had
gone a few miles that in common -humanity
he must turn back the trouble
being so aggravated by the bad road
which in many places was but a stretch
of bleaching bowlders washed bare by
spring time floods whence it happened
that Dorothys solitude on this occa
sion came to be invaded by the one
person who most occupied her thoughts
She had almost forgotten her indigna
tion on her fathers account in the subtle
pleasure growing out of the idea that
McCready was the one person respon
sible for all the trouble This view of
the case exactly harmonized with her
preconceived opinion She had instinct
ively disliked the superintendent of the
mine from the outset and now she
could take to herself credit for her
penetration Her father had been mis
led deceived mainly that McCready
might profit by it might find means to
gratify a private malice against the
owner of the Mascot mine She was
now impulsively persuaded that Har
vey Neil had been really wronged and
all because her father had been system
atically led to false conclusions by this
arch plotter who had no care for any
sacrifice of honor in attaining his own
evil ends If but the proofs might be
forthcoming to prove the wrong to 4i
duce her father to withdraw and make
restitution while yet there was time
to vindicate his real moral blameless
ness
Harvey Neil had dismounted to spare
the horse and for a mile or more had
been plodding along leading the ani
mal when just at a turn in the road
as he came down into the little cotton
wood grove he stopped short in sur
prise at sight of Miss Meredith seated
by the roadside
The hills had here crowded down on
either side of the narrow creek great
rock masses joining hands as though
it had been purposed to hold back the
hurrying water which but in madder
joy as it seemed went leaping over
the low barriers in a series of foam-
-7
Curious aa be was to know how she would greet
him he would gladly have lingered
ing waterfalls churned to whiteness
and shimmering like liquid opal in
the caressing sunshine Here the road
had been blasted out of the solid rock
at one side and the debris so formed
heaped up into a low wall along the
waters edge and here it was the girl
was sitting so lost in thought as to
be utterly deaf to the advancing steps
above the swishing and rushing of the
stream
Neil had thought the day of the
storm that Miss Meredith must look
her best in her riding habit but to
day in the simple cotton gown she wore
she seemed to him even more daintily
lovely Ten times more charming than
her fathers crabbed and hes com
posed of harshness he quoted under
his breath loitering all he might in
the pace that must presently bring him
beside her Curious as he was to know
how she would greet him he yet would
gladly linger to enjoy the pretty pic
ture she made all unconscious of any
observer
But she seemed to feel his glance b
instinct looking up with a startled air
which changed to a flashing smile of
welcome as she recognized him blush
and smile so surprising to Harvey Neil
that as he stopped short in the road
he had hardly presence of mind to lift
his hat By no stretch of theimagina
tion could he have counted upon such
greeting as this after her stern ar
raignment the other day
I beg pardon Miss Meredith I
hope I didnt frighten you he pres
ently found tongue to say with a doubt
ful deprecating smile
Oh not at all only one never meets
anybody here you know There could
be no mistaking the friendliness of her
manner and Neils face grew brighter
I am an exception to prove the rule
you see he said I hope you dont
-mind
No I am glad toaneet you she hesi
tantly returned to his further amaze
ment I want to apologize
To apologize you I cannot pos
sibly imagine why Miss Meredith
though if it makes you the least bit glad
to see me of course I am thankful for
the notion whatever it is But it is I
who should apologize It has been on
my tmind ever since I met you how
mean it was of me to mislead you so
to enjoy your kindness under false pre
tenses I told you the other day that I
was not sorry that Tnever should be
but all the TrbihIthink I knew that I
vT
Mw
bound to beashamed of myself
sooner or later
But I do not think it was so very
heinous murmured the girl with a
little smile as she resumed her seat
upon the rock seeming not to notice an
after a -doubtful glance at her he ven
turedalso to establish himself on ait
adjoining bit of wall It would have
been worse if you had pretended that
you did not know my name as you
might easily have done
Qlji no I could not for you told me
yourself if you will remember You
were so kind But you are kinder now
Miss Meredith if you really forgive me
I was afraid the other day that you
nevervwould
I was taken by surprise the other
day she hurriedly rejoined her eyes
upon the flowers in her hand which she
haXl been rearranging And I knew so
little about the trouble between papa
airid you I always do know so little
of papas business Of this I had only
an idea that somebody was trying to
provethat he had stolen a vast sum of
money out of that somebodys tmine
claiming that he was in fact little better
than a common thief Naturally I did
not feel very kindly disposed toward
that somebody
But now your views have modified
he eagerly questioned
I think I understand the case a lit
tle better she hesitatingly returned
avoiding his glance
It is so kind of you to say that He
was silent a moment absently gather
ing up from tine road a few pebbles
which he threw one by one into the
nearest waterfall And do you know
MissMeredith much as I have always
regretted the trouble between the
mines I have never regretted it so much
as now since meeting you again
Then if that is so she impulsively
returned only the deepening flush up
on her cheeks betraying consciousness
of the confession as it related to herself
why will you not try to put an end to
it Why will you not see any father
and explain the matter from your stand
point have a clear understanding and
settle it all up witlhout any more
troublesome law business I am sure
it would be so much nicer
TO BE CONTINUED
1 INDISCREET LETTERS
OneVi Tlixit Brought Sorrow te Ita
Writer
Harriet Martineau who was very
deaf always shifted her ear trumpet
when anyone asked her a question
shedid not wish to answer The late
Cyrus W Field apparently did not hear
a question that it would be indiscreet
to answer He had another good habit
Letters that if seen would cause others
pain or might be misunderstood he de
stroyed as soon as he had read them
The following true story proves the
wisdom of Mr Fields practice
A distinguished educator had with
considerable difficulty persuaded a
millionaire to found a college The
educator was to have beendts president
butntTnfbrtunately he neglected Aaron
Burrs advice Talk as much as you
please but dont write a word
The founder an uneducated man
was full of crotchets which if ex
pressed in the deed establishing the col
lege would have greatly interfered
with its educational work- The
cator irritated by the labor it required
to eliminate these whims from the
founders mind one day wrote a com
plaining letter to a clerical friend in
which he narrated his trials and ended
by saying of the rich man is an
ass
The clergyman a careless absent
minded man put the letter into his
hat and called at the office of a law
firm to transact business with one of
the partners
While in the private office he left his
hat outside and one of the lawyers
seeing the letter and knowing the
handwriting of the address read it
Of course he was not a gentleman and
was without moral principle and his
subsequent conduct showed him a mischief-maker
He retailed the contents of the let
ter to a nephew of the founder who
was bitterly opposed to his uncles
proposed disposition of his property
He reported it to the uncle
The college was founded but the
educator was never its president He
died a heartbroken man through the
carelessness of his clerical friend and
the meanness of a legal Paul Pry
Youths Companion
His Happy Idea
Hqw he asked would you lDce to
be shipwrecked upon some desert is
land with no human being but me to
give you companionship
Well she replied a good deal
would depend upon the size of the
island If it were as large as this room
for instance and you could find a seat
on the end farthest from me Im afraid
it would be very lonesome
After he had taken the easychair and
got her nicely settled with her head
against his heaving breast he mur
mured
Ah sweetest isnt it nice to love as
we do
Yes she answered but Im so sor
ry you ilidnt think of that island be
fore Cleveland Leader
iRoses and Thorns
Though joys seem as buds and griefs
as thorns it is one and the same vital
energy of love which puts them both
forth on the growth of human life the
roses to breathe sweetness amid the
thorns and the thorns to give security
to the roses both springing from the
same soil and borne upon the same root
Detroit Free Press
Frisian Legends
The North Frisians are very unmer
ciful to people who dont marry One
of their legends says that after death
old maids are doomed to cut stars out of
the sun when it has sunk below the
horizon and the ghosts of the old bach
elors must fix them up in the sky run
ning like lamplighters up and down a
ladder all night Cincinnati Enquirer
CALIFORNIA FREAKS
Some Monstrous Growths of
tation
We are not much on corn here in
California said Seedmant L Germiain
of Los Angeles recently but in all
other products of nature we cam beat
the world He is perhaps the- cfrlftst
seechnan on the Pacific coast What he
aoes not know about fruit grain and
vegelablesisnot worth knowing When
asked about vegetable monstrosities
he refreshed his memory for a moment
and then continued Of course you
have heard of the big grape vine at
Santa Barbara which covers am area of
three acres of land Then- there is the
monster rose bush at Santa Rosa I
remember when a boy I marveled a
the size of this floral plant It grew to
an enormous height and completely
covered the house where it greyv Dur
ing my lifetime nere in California I
have handled squashes running all the
way from 150 to 300 pounds each Wa
termelons I have seen weighing from
35 to 100 pounds Beets are frequently
known on this coast weighing all the
way from 40 to 75 pounds I remem
ber one beet raisedUat San Kafael which
weighed about 80 pounds Last fall I
saw three onions the aggregate weight
of which was nearly five pounds In
the Pomona valley I have known onions
weighing from 1 to 2y2 pounds To
mato vines frequently grow ten or
twelve feet across and I bare often
sean radishes that looked like big tur
nips
How about potatoes
Well I have observed specimens of
the Humboldt county potato which
weighed from three to four pounds It is
not at all unusual to see cabbage weigh
ing from 35 to 75 pounHs -Some years
ago a Mr Fox who lived dawn in tine
Santa Cruz mountains raised a carrot
of the white Belgian variety which
weighed about 28 pounds It was the
biggest carrot on record In the way
of fruits we Jiave raised on this coast
enormous peaches andi pears The
largest pears that come to the San
Francisco market of course are what
they call pound pears but I have seen
them weighing 2y2 pounds
At a recent convention of fruit grow
ers held in Pomona E P Fowler of
Paradise valley exhibited a retmarkar
ble assortment of def ormefd and ab
normal oranges One of these def oron
tties looked for all the world like a pair
tf Jennesa Millers patent leglets At
the same convention a farmer named
F Cchulenlberg of Claremont exhibit
ed a variety of strawberries known as
the Triumph le Grande measuring
three inches in diameter
At pelseys orchard near Santa Bar
bara is a remarkable plum tree kniown
as the Japan plum which was plantted
In 1S76 The fruit is heaxtnshaped and
f a rich yellow color The plums
from this tree are frequently fromi
eight to teni inches ins circumference
Probably there is not a spot in Cali
fornia more prolific of enormous vege
table growth than Santa Eosa Here
is located the mammoth rose tree al
ready mentioned There are a score of
dwellings in the vicinity completely
embowered with roses while fuchias
are trained like vines
Li Los Angeles H L Baker of Union
street displays a rose bush wnich has
reached a theight of IS feet Grafted
upon its branches are 12 varieties of
roses The parent stalk is IS years of
age The stalk a f eiv inches above the
ground is five inches ik circumference
S H of Ontario recently discovered
a wonderful freak of nature in the
shape of a monstrous apple blossom on
one of the trees in- his orchard The
blossom which resembled a large
sized rose measured 9 inohes in cir
cumference and is what may be called
a second crop blossoms An ordinary
apple blossom contains five petals
while this one has 30 or 40 The big
grape vine at Montcito near Santa
Barbara is famous The vine was
planted about 40 years ago The
grapes are of the Mission variety The
parent stalk is 46 inches in circumfer
ence one foot from the ground Where
it commences to branch three feet
from the ground its circumference is
63 inches The vine yielded 4 tonsof
grapes in a single season The vine
covers an area of 100 by 99 feet Some
years ago a photogrpaher in looking
about the golden state for views came
across a giant cactus niear Los Angeles
the trunk of which was six feet four
inches in circumference He also
found in the same vicinity pampas
plumes growing to the height of ten
feet
At the rooms of the state board of
trade in San Francisco some remarka
ble products of California soil are on
exhibition Last year when the sea
son was well advanced pumpkins
weighing 267 pounds were upon ex
hibition there- There were also cab
bages weighing 95 pounds onions that
tipped the scales at five pounds and a
huge sweet potato raised near Santa
Ana that weighed 25 pounds Apples
weighing 20 ounces are f requently on
exhibition and a five gallon gloss jar
contains eight pears the weight of
which is 33 1 3 pounds These eighA
pears completely fill the five gallon
jar Flowering plants grow to enor
anous size in all parts of thestate Flor
ists say they have seen lilies in Califor
nia 14 feet high while geraniums that
look like trees are common Washing
ton Star
AVhy She Was Cold
You seem to be so shy this even
ing said Mr Masher to Birdie McGin
nis who replied with some asperity
Your mustache is to blame for it
I wouldnt care so much for your dye
ing your mustache with stove pottsh
if I could get -the stuff off my face Ma
actually mistook my left ear this morn
ing for a stove leg Boil your mustache
in walnut juice if you must get it of a
different color from a mouses nest
but for goodness sake let up on stov
polish Tammany Times
Its twice as easy to deceive one
mother aa it is any other woman Chi
I eago News j - -
A LITTLE NONSENSE
Have you ever been at Corkn
asked a gentleman of Foote No
said Foote but Ive seen many draw
ings of it Argonaut
Her Idea My dear why are ou
saving those old flypapers Why
you said you always have to buy flies
when you go fishing Detroit Free J
Press I
Waiter to diner who is absorbed
in the menu What do you wish to
eat please Absent Minded Profes
sor I havent time to talk now Ask
me after dinner Tit Bits j
How He Won Her Miss Char
mynge Dont you think I was meant
for a businesswoman Jack Hustler
JSo I dont I think you were meant
for a business man Brooklyn Life t
Miss Singleton They tell me that
happy marriages are rare Tell meidid
you ever have any trouble with your hus
band Mrs May Tedd No trouble
that I recollect except in getting him
Boston Transcript
Those St Louis people are making
a great fuss over that one pound baby
that was born there the other day
They have a right to It counts just
as much in the census as if it weighed
a ton Chicago Tribune
The English people seem very par
ticular when it comes to a boundary
line remarked the man who observes
Yes replied Senator Sorghum un
til a lot of Chinamen arrive in Canada
Then they seem to forget there is any
such thing Washington Star
Disqualified Dabsley Well 1
suppose your son will soon begin his
last year in college Parks No he
isnt going back this fall Dabsley
Oh thats too bad He ought to go
through now that hes got along to the
last year Whats the matter Parks
Why didnt you know that he had
had a fever and that his hair had all
come out Cleveland Leader
BEDS AT SEA
Bnnks Still tlie Common Tltinpr Uiit
tlic Use of Bedsteads Increasingr
The common idea of a bed at sea is
one made in a bunk and that is in fact
the sort of bed that is commonly used
on the water on all sorts of craft A
bunli takes up less room on a vessel
where space is of great value and the
space can be further utilized by plac
ing one bunk above another
There are however some exceptions
to this common rule there having long
been on some lines of travel on inland
water boats some of whose staterooms
are provided with beds on regular bed
steads and thenewest of the great ocean
jpassenger steamers now have each a
number of rooms fitted up justasasleej
ing room would be in a finehotel ashore
a bedstead being of course a part of
the equipment
Until within very recent years it is
probable that no transatlantic steamer
pommander had a bedstead in his noom
and there are but a very few who have
now The captain sleeps usually upon a t
couch a sort of ample lounge upon-
which his bed is made and upon which
he can take a nap at other times as
opportunity offers On the latest great
passenger steamers a handsome brass
bedstead has been placed in the cap
tains room It is doubtful however
whether the cajitain makes much use
of this at sea in the crowded waters
of the North Atlantic and in the bad
Aveather he is very likely to get but
little sleep and to take what little he
does get with his clothes on
It is probable that the best provided
for man afloat in respect to sleeping ac
commodations is the American ship
captain On many American deep-water
sailing vessels of large size the cabim
is of ample dimensions as it may eas
ily be with the space at command and
carrying few or no passengers this
space is utilized for the benefit of tho
captain and the officers On such a
ship the captains room would be a room
of ample size and a part of its equip
ment would be a regular full sized bed
stead The bedstead is of course fixed
in position so that it will not shift with
the motion of the ship at sea It is
placed on ihe side of the room toward
the stern of the ship and with the
Lead toward the stern so that the cap
tain sleeps with his feet toward the
bow of the ship
Such a bed on a sailing ship is usually
niade with four high corner posts to
sustain a mosquito canopy if one should
be needed in any of thevarjous latitudes
through which the ship may pass on
her long voyages Under the bed the
space is filled in solid with lockers open
ing on each side like bureau drawers
The sideboards of this bed are made
rather deep they afford a slight degree
of protection against rolling out but
not much The bed is not in this re-
spect built as bunks ordinarily are be
ing wider high sides are less needed
and if the ship heeled enough to make
Bides necessary to keep a man in bed
the captain wouldnt be there at all
but on deck N Y Sun
Reflections of a Spinster
A man whom a dog will trust is never
wholly bad
Woman has three weapons flattery
food and flirtation
At 20 men Jove a woman at 30 wom
an at 40 women
A womiaitt who can keep her lover aa
a friend never believes in his love
People who consider love a dream
usually grow to think of marriage aa
the cold breakfast
Anger is a better weapon than tears
a burr commands more respeofc ifchan a
sensitive plant
It isnt what he doesnt know that
troubles a man but what he knows he
doesnt know v
Its a foolish wife who fears her hus
bands old flames Let- her look ou for
the new ones Judge
Same Thing
Mrs Peck Henry what does this
war corresponderit mean when he talks
about the ceremony of signing the ca
pitulations
Mr Peck Oh I suppose thteitfs some
outlandish uphemism for the groomf
part in the mtaffria fe conrctJiidjcw

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