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VOL. IX. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, APRILO10 1897.
S.. . .- . _... . . r t.. A nTl na.inbetween the Iadandthe... FREIGHT CAR$, 1 Isi PtA -
The Burdened 8ong. sex. As
"Nothing will live but a song," he said; fully accol
"Not love?" she asked. "No, nor aught." ing, with
said he mirror, ht
"But the singer's spell." so she bowed her good poir
head,
And the poet turned to his mintrelry. make the
Art is a shadow; deeds vanish ere long; look well
And nothing forever alides but a .n5ug. Af ter d,
And the whole world leaucd to the poet's he loathel
lay enrred tb
A-thrill with the t.,uch of his mater hand: easier an,
From afar she saw him crowned with ay ter
Apart from the crowds he saw her stand. ter adv
Heroes are dust, but to poets belong length, al
Immortelles; for nothing abides. but a felt that I
esag. a man aft
S * well be p
The poet stood at a closed gateall
And thy opened to him the book of ever reall
var., runder at
"I sang --" he said; but he baw his fate- things co
Ills song wIL3 blurred by a woman's tears. speculate
To the end of the world may abide a song; feeling
To the end of T'ime there will live a wrong.
--W. A. Bright. hc streec
----- night.
HIS LAST RESOURCE. He ,
room, wi
dreamy
Richard Hotaling was in the depths dralone a
of perplexity as to his status in the quo se c
affections of a certain, or, more ruddy g<
properly speaking, a very uncertain, nese of 1
young woman whom he much adored. tion.
lie had been so deeply in love for quickly,
more than a year, that he had eyes, "Hose
oears and thoughts for none other than Mlother
pretty, fascinating Miss Darner. Yet, Mother
so skilfully had he been managed, ingor
(whether consciously to herself or not "I dii
he little knew) that no word of his tanate,'
could have been construed to give hand.
evidence of more than a friendly In soi
feeling. right, b
There vere others in his predica- and har
ment, and misery always loves com- sank on
pany. At the same time he felt there the plas
mnost be an end to all things, and bad she was
resolved to bring matters to a state of courso
certainty without further delay, know- take ih
ing full well that he had made a sim- her all
i!ar decision a score of times before. done w
She had a way of turning the conver- be a tri
--ation at most interesting stages, missed
without giving offence and with a at ease
show of tact worthy a weightier cause. smiliuf
He could recall any number of times ly to it
when he was on the eve of making a but in
full avowal, and thought her particu- oblivia
larly sympathetic, when a turn of her At len1
head or a glance of her clear gray the ni,
eyes would throw him back into the "To
old state of dejection, and hi would nothin
leave with the words unsaid. Again, and J
interruptions had come when he was and th
at the point of growing serious, and beauti
there had been much in the way of
his declaring his love. he sai
lie felt she must have real it in his ,,y
eyes, in his every act, yet there wera feet,"
several other fellows who wore their look i
hearts on their sleeves in a much more I ,
amazing manner than did be, and who foreig
were treated with the same chlm in- cipita
partiality. is a st
There was Hilton, member of every Sh(
clnb in town, and possessor of such turne
an income as is never an objection in terest
affairs of the heart. There was Ras- age;
loer, the captain of his college Eleven, word
adored by all the girls, adoring Miss "I1
Darnamer only. There were Mallard, you,'
Hollister and Smith, all rattling good hand
follows, to say nothing of one Book- Sh
leigh, a sort of literary man with long of di
hair, ready made ties and original eairn'
poems No man feared him, as a ,,~
• rival, however, for he made his love mistl
as common as postage stamps by talk- nes
ing of her to everyone he knew. f
Moreover, he was the kind of fellow hear
to make a hit with old ladies at after- note
noon teas, and the men not only con
sidered him more different kinds of an ama
ass than any one of their acquaiut
ances, butaotnally guyed him to his leig
fooe. Among themselves they jestingly smil
accused him of imperfect cerebration.
But in spite of these facts, and that H
he enjoyed a fair share of Miss Da- ard
mner's fa~'or, they liked himbecause he
was kindly-nature', and altogether
harmless. wit
As Hotalng chewed the end of his the
pen he meditated upon these things; cot
particularly Hilton's ten thousand a nei
year, aund wondered if the latter con- tra
sideration would weigh with Miss Da- ifor
nier. lie believed it would not, andfor
wrote her a note accordingly. He c
nasked for an engagement during the clje
week, adding that he had under con- hil
siaeration an offer to go abroad as for- hito
eigu correspondent for a New York to
paper, and that in case of accepting
he would sail the next Saturday. He
would leave it for her to decide nR
whether he should go or stay. It was t,
his last resource, and he felt that it di
would bring things to a crisis. Ii she
refused him, he coulhi go away-and i
forget. If she-but the other possi
bility plunged him into-such a delhrum
of delightful dreams that he destroyed
the missive and resolved he would see
her that evening and set hie mind at
rest, .
There is a popular fallacy that van- w
ity is the prerogative of woman es- p
clusively. -Many hold that the seonl
of man is above meeh petty considern
tions aa dress and personal adornmePt E
Oo to: Vanity bath no lmitlation or r
sex. As Mr. Richard Hotaling care- Wi
fully accomplished his toilet that even- One of t
It." ing, with frequent glances toward the in the gree
mirror, he thoroughly appreciated his the proceEs
hr good points and valiantly strove to from the e
make the most of them, in order to flows from
look well in the eyes of her be loved. renco mini
Atter donning his dress suit, which water, whi
et's he loathed, as most men do, it oc- went to wi
cnrred to him that he would feel Ansuonda
: easier and consequently appear to bet- at a cost o
`°d" ter advantage in his Tux,.Jo. At During
length, attired to his satisfaction, he Ledford h
t a felt that he was not so bad a figure of paid a tw(
a man after all, and that a girl might the comps
well be pleased-but of course no one realized a
of ever really knows what a fellow thinks the water
under such circumstances, and, all man toda;
things considered, it were unkind to operating
'ar. speculate. However, it was with a it has die
ong; fooling akin to hope that he closed making e
eng. Atelin
it. the street door and went out into the At the
night. ground a
night.
He was ushered into the music- These art
room, where he found her playing a iron the3
dreamy melody of Chopin. She was splendid
pthe alone and very lovely in soft tnr- 4ous of o
the quone crape which brought out the cumulate
ore ruddy gold of her hair and the fair- cages, wi
:ae, ness of her skin to exquisite perfec- road iror
red.
d tion. She heard him and turned consists
for quickly, with a bright smile saying,- to this si
yes, "How good of you to come tonight I It is si
than lMother and the boys have gone to the put into
Yet' opera, and I am alone for the even- produce'
ged, tacks the
ing."
not "I did not dream of being so for- iron con
his tenate," he murmured as he took her After th
dgive hand. water is
ny In some way it (lid not sound exactly per is t
right, but he was fast losing courage, where t1
dica- and hardly knew what lie said. She These lI
com- sank on a low livAnu, and as heo took tons of
there the place at her side he observed that appears
had she was tantalizingly near to him. Of This is
ie of course he would have given worlds to 100 pot
now- take her in his arms at once and tell sent to
sim- her all that was in his heart, and have product
sore. done with suspense. He felt it would cent pu
nver- be a trifle irregular, however, and dis. lug in i
ge missed the thought as he became more
th a at ease under the intluence of her said to
,ause. smiling eyes. He endeavored repeated- of abor
timos ly to lead up to the point in question, tons) I
ug a but in vain, fur she was altogether
ti oblivious to the trend of his thoughts.
her At lengtii they spoke of the opera of nown
tirty Ithe night before.
w the "To my mind,' site said, "there is told hi
would nothing inmoure exquisite than Romeo there
gin, and Juliet. The music is heavenly, soleme
Swas and the story, beautiful, mournfully family
, and,
Sand beautiful." end sh
,y of j"Every story of love is beautiful," him in
he said quickly. be saft
in his "Yes, love is best of all. It is per- to sell
wera fect," she returned, with a far-away the Ci
theirthe
their look in her eyes.
a more "I have a chance to go to Vienna as
d who foreign correspondent," he began,pre-from
m iun- cipitately, "but before I decide there that
is a story I want to tell you." oret f
Severy She was still smiling, dreamily, but Gt li
tf such turned to him with a look of in
tion in terest. Her silence gave him cour
s RLs- age; she seemed to await his next oneur
Leveu, words. onl
g Miss "It is a story of love, of my love for
[allard, you," he said desperately, taking her worf b
ig good hand. the w
SBook- She withdrew it quickly,with a look
ith long of dismay, seeing hc.was terribly in some
original eirnest.
, as a "Will you hear it?" he continued, dina
:is love mistaking her c nsternation for coy- whic
by talk- nes.h
knew. "Js it possible that you have not to
fellow heard--that you did not receive my men
at after- note anuouncing-t"
nly con- ,Auinouncing what? 'heldemanded in whic
ids of an amazement. thn
qusaint- "My eunagement to Morris Book- imh
a to his leigh," she replied with a happy p
jestingly smile. p
bration.
and that He sailed for HIavre the next Sat- get
1iss Da- arday. the
incnse- hee
caouse he America Still Ahead. pow
toethe Russia is a very large country, and by
Sof hiwith Siberia's immense area included, out
Sof his the size of the United States suffere in
ausud a comparison with her. One of her
ter - newspapers has vauanted the proposed
eiss Pa- transporting of a whole town some
is o ta- forty odd miles along a frozen river cou
not' Ha (a heritofre unknown feat, as it pir
ur'g the claims), the ol'j'ct of the removal ten
r der th being to plac- the town among some
2aer con- hills tlhat lend themselves admirably soe
ad as for- to the lrplose of fortilication thus
c Yorklik
aecYting securiung a valuable military station.
It will undoubtedly be quite a feat to wh
d day. He
to dcide accomplish such a task, and if the He
". it was Russian engineers lind any hitch in
t that it their plano, they can surmount the sa
ith dificulties hy reference to a similar
i y I-and undertaking suaccessfully accomplished e
swar p-asd in the State of Illinois, namely, the se
her poaui- moving of the lown of Nauproo over a or
,destroyed frozen river. In the course of three o
awuld , winters this was done, and seven han- n
Sid dred houses were transported, and a
Smind at new town, now a prosperous place,
y that van- ws established. The Bueasion news
woman ex- papersa can boast of the great work of C
t the soul moving one of their towns; but it isa le
- oonidera- pleasare to know that ike United
adoramenat States long ago anrtiei4 them iP a.
ni utios or aoh matt-lar rper'r Bound Table .l
4C
Water Rich In Copper. ARM)
One of the most interesting sights
e in the great mining town of Butte is
is the process by which copper is caught Notable .
o from the emerald-colored water that met
o flows from the Anaconda and St. Law
. rence mines. It is estimated that this The Same
h water, which for four or five years Teleph
a- went to waste, is now bringing the
el Anaconda Company $30,000 a month.
t- at a cost of about $1,000 a month. The inp
t During the last three years Thomas the United
xe Ledford had a lease on the water. Ho municatiot
of paid a twenty-five percent royalty to monstrate(
ht the company. It is claimed that he the presen
ue realized at least $100,000 a year from to be with
ýs the water. Ledford is a pretty rich today 780
ill man today. Now that the company is tary telegi
to operating the water on its own account operated I
a it has discovered what a great money- corps.
ad making enterprise it is. in the dce
ie At the present time several acres of telegraph
ground are covered with wooden vats. use. In l
jo- These are filled with all the old scrap Ise. In "
a iron they can hold. It has proved an operap
ras splendid scheme for disposing of the btelegrap
ir- 4ous of old iron the company has ac- ig m
he cumulated for years. Old hoisting another a
ir- cages, water pipes, wheelbarrows, rail- telephoni
ec- road iron, in fact, any old thing that and each
led consists of tin or iron is appropriated will hear
to this service. A curi
ltl It is said for every pound of iron the govei
the put into a vat a pound of copper is it has be,
en- produced. Where the water first at- the teeti
tacks the iron the copper absorbs the about tcr
for- iron completely within three weeks. bullet pr
her After the precipitation is effected the fondness
water is drawn off and the slimy cop- ing off t
qtly per is transferred to another tank, tions of
ge, where the water is further drained of anch inc.
She These latter vats hold about fifteen intervab
ook tons of the copper, which now has the t sye
that oppearance of a clayish subbtance. iterrnp
Of This is sacked into packages of about quickly
to 100 pounds. When in this shape it is amounti
tell sent to the smelters in this city. The Here
Lave product carries an average of 86 per cycle pl
ould cent pure copper. The iron remain- is by t
di- uing in it makes a fine flux, and when break a
nore mixed with other smelting ore it is ood tie
her said to bring the ore up to a value them, i
Lted- of about $300 a tn.--Anaconda (Mon. sult eve
ion, tons) Record. Whil
thor an Iron . lines u:
lt an Iron ('oft|n.
hia When Jacob Gunldi, one of the best signal
known of the German pioneer citizens, ally c
was stricken with what an intuition purposi
meo told him would be a fatal disease, mrcial
there was one request which he for me
nly, solemnly made of the members of the ceuts.c
family, and that was that when the messag
end should have come they would bury mont n
ifl," him in such a way that his body would state ai
be safe from ghouls, who might wish 37,19,
Spr to sell it to doctors for dissection,says the bul
the Cincinnati Enquirer. ling pm
It seems that the disease to a The
npre. degree mystified the doctors, and a sligh
tere from this grew Mr. GOldi's suspicion transa
that they would wish to wrest the se- sage :
cret from his mortal remains. Mr. on the
, but in- Guldi died this week, and was buried oral hi
in the German Protestant Cemetery milita
no-t on Walnut Hills. The person who of mil
secures his body will have to be not only
ye for only a ghoul but a crackaman capable econo
Sher of blowing the strongest safe in the ment,
world. After debating the matter, value
a look the family decided to place the hand. The
Sin some coffin inside of an iron box. ing it
The latter is about the size of or- the c
inned, dinary wooden box which is generally appal
o- lowered into the grave. The box in fit we
w o- hich Mr. Guldi rests weighs nearly a batte
e not ton, and it required a large force of line
e men to lower it into the grave, but on t
iv my the remarkable part of it is the lid, this
which is locked on by a system of praci
ded in tumblers, just as a safe door islocked. tary
When the last rites were finished the Tibu
hp immense iron lid was lowered into terrr
happy place, the tumblers clicked and the gron
most skilful grave robber could not duct
ixt Sat. get at the body. This
There is absolutely no way to open a tel
the iron vault, except by using some was
powerful explosive, as there is no way tors
ry, and by which it could be opened from the ditic
mInded, outside. whe
A Colossal Criminal.
o e Hardened criminals who are given met
noetickets-of-leave and who continue a new
rie course iniquity frequently have unex- eel
a r t pired and accumulated periods of de- Vil
a tention to serve for which their lives use
gsoewould not be long enough, says Pear- feet
irably son's Weekly. ,
ou None of these, however, would be Sta
sttion, likely to compare with the individual plic
eato who resides in the town of Memphis pu
Sif the How he manages to elude the vigilance nec
hatch in of the law is a question which cannot ran
ount the satisfactorily be answered. poe
The fact, hoasever, remains that m
were he to be arrested and made to is 1
aely, the serve the full sentence of each crime pl
selovr, the or misdemeanor with which he could, thi
o f threr or has been, charged," his life would pu
even hen- need to be lengthened to a period of pa
1,426 yeares
ed, and a ma
as place, lurprisig. ye
an newe- "Look, Gerald! Your father and ha
twwork of Captain Armatrong are giving Ella a ad
ao United "Yes, Mammnie; but why does ll. ge
them iq always fall off on Captain Aqpastrong's ot
and Table. I dot"-Pae..
~~- a- ·
[bt ARMY TELEGRAPH. naling bete
is Herald.
ght Notable Advance in the Develop
that ment of the System., Some of
aw - are very cn
this The Same Wire Can Be Used for poisoned
tere Telephoning or Telegraphing. where the
th.e - wind happ
The imnperative need of the army of direction.
)mas the United States of electrical com- West Ind
He munication has been strikingly de- raindrops
to monstrated in the great value which skin great
t he the present system has proved itself ISome of
from to be within the last year. There are work very
rich today 780 miles of permanent mIili- ness throt
ny is tary telegraph lines in this country,all others cat
ount operated by the Government Signal There i
)ney. corps. America,
There has been a notable advance according
of in the development of the combined is called t
vats. telegraph and telephone apparatus in sands dai
va use. In fact, it is now possible for plant witl
Scrap an operator to carry in his hand a its strang
f the telegraph and telephone offico corn- There
te bined. While one soldier is telegraph- spoken o
isting ing a message in Morse character sava and
rail- another soldier may talk over the wire highly i
,rail- telephonically with another station, starches.
that and each of the receiving operators introdne
ted will hear only his own message. regions.
A curious fact in connection with Indian A
.ron the government telegraph lines is that nearly al
e s it has been found necessary to make ice.
at at. This
t the testing boxes, which are located is
is the about ten miles apart, cast iron and to the h,
reeks. bullet proof. This is because of the roots at
i the fondness of the cow puncher for shoot- thirty p(
nk cop- ing off the insulators and various lor- to eight
d tank, tions of the test boxes. Although two feet
d ofteen such incidents occur at very frequent as the re
eethe intervals, so carefully are the govern- acrid, i
,tanoo. ment systems in the West watched that ous that
abonut interruptions are quickly repaired, so minutes
out is quickly that loss of time practically may be
it i amounts to nothing. when tb
The Here is a field also in which the bi- excellen
pe
16 per cycle plays an important part, for it The r
wemn is by the aid of the wheel that the into pul
it is breaks are so quickly located and such pressure
a alut is good time made from the stations to squeeze
aol them, far less than would be the re- forms v
(Mon. sult even if the lineman rode a horse. or it mt
While the permanent telegraph metal t
lines under the control of the Chief our sto
ie best Signal Officer of the army were origin- restaur
iizens ally constructed purely for military as tspi,
,t tition purposes, they subserve largo com- Froa
dea, mercial interests. The tariff charge differe,
tich he for messages averages about fifteen are ma
of the cents-for ten words. The number of I preseri
len the messages transmitted over the govern- sliced
ild bury ment wires, consisting of government, maniot
y would state and other business, aggregated ruspinj
ht wish 37,949, and these figures only indicate comes
ion,says the business transacted on lines hand- ase e
ling paid commercial messages. phis 1
to a The number of messages affords but
es, and a slight idea of the amount of business
uspicion transacted, for the reason that a mes- The
the se- sage may contain only two words, or whlie
s Mr. on the other hand, it may contain sev- ice w
buried eral hundred. From a local and a parag
ametery military point of view the importance cover
on who of military lines is very great. Not hi
be not only do they increase and subserve the These
capable economical interests of the govern- ated
in the ment, but they are of inestimable and r
matter, vaine to commercial interests. spect
te hand. The most notable advance made dur- the A
on box. ing the year in military telegraphy is quenA
;e of or the combined telegraph and telephone nortL
nerally apparatus referred to. The whole out- wit
e box in fit weighs sixteen pounds, including geri
a nearly a battery enongh to work over any field tub,
force of line which the corps might be called wave
rave, but on to operate. The importance of igh
the lid, this means of communication was Ofh
yatem of practically demonstrated on the mill- the
is locked. tary cable between Angel Island and Gre
ishod the Tiburon, Cal., when a complete in- elpe
ered into terrnption of communication by the o
and the grounding of each of the three con- re
could not ductors of the cable was reported. Fre
This grounding was so complete that in
r to open a telegraph instrument with a battery aa
mug some was worked between any two condue- the
is no way tore of either of the land ends, a con- fou
I from the dition that is rarely found, except Re
where a complete severance of the yea
cable exists. Under these conditions, pan
when communication by any other mis
are given method was impracticable, one of the yea
ontinue a new inventions referred to was con- tai
have unex- nected with each end of the cable. a i
ote of dle With only eight cells of a battery in Tir
their lives use inter-communication was ef- twa
says Pear- fected res
Every military poet in the United get
.ould be States which so desires has been sup- He
individual plied with telephones and wire for the del
Memphis. purpose of establi'eshing electrical con- pm
e vigilance nection and communication on target cut
h cannot ranges. PerhapSI one of the most im- hix
portant changes in the government rat
.mains that methods of electrical communication of
d made to is the return, which has just been an
each crime placed in operation, to what is called fo
h he could, the Myer system of signaling, for the wi
iife would purpose of enabling the army andthe $6
period of navy signal corps to intelligently com- ev
municate one with the other. Forten as
years past the naval electrical signals a
father and have been so different from the code th
ring Ella a adopted by the army that it was prac- p.
Sticaltly impossible for one to intelli
ty does Blla gietiy make a message known to the
Argstrong's other. Now, however, all this has li
been ohanged, and the process of sig- ti
naling between the land and the sea FR
has become an easy task.-New York
Herald. _mpoV91
Seinome Curious Plants. Thee
I SLme of the plants that poison man
are very curious. Many persons a,. 1
or poisoned if they merely paes near
where the plant is growing, or if the
wind happens to be blowing in their
of direction. There.ia a plant in the Thri
im- West Indies so poisonous that if the freightca
de- raindrops fall from it upon a man's amounto
lich skin great blotches immediately arias. constrnt
ielf Some of these plants do their deadly huge, un
are work very silently,by sending a numb- around
ili- ness through the entire body, while through
,all others cause terrible convulsions. exciting
,nal There is a curious plant of South e behol
America, that poisons or nourishes us ar o
nee according to the part of it we use. It through
ned is called the manioc,or cassava. Thou- velopmei
in sands daily eat preparations of this able as a
for plant without knowing anything about of oday
[d a its strange properties. In the
oin- There are twre principal species
aph- spoken of by botanists, the bitter oss- must ha
icter zava and the sweet cassava.. Both are 'arn, '5a
wire highly important sources of food every tr
tion, starches. The bitter cassava has been
stors introduced into most of the tropical the pur;
regions. It is cultivated in the East as their
with Indian Archipelago, in Brazil and in vial ace
that nearly all the states of South Amer- evale
nake Thea.r
ated T'Ihis plant isa shrub, which grows transpo
and to the height of six or eight feet. Its similar
fthe roots are very large, often weighing among
hoot- thirty pounds. They grow from three freight
pIor- to eight in a cluster, generally one or known
ough two feet in length. The root, as well it be is
lneut as the rest of "the plant, contains an many a
vern- acrid, milky juice, which is so poison- ed by
1 that ons that it will' cause death in a few legion.
ýd, so minutes; but as this poisonous acid oratore
icaliy may be destroyed by heat, the juice, oontri
when thickened by boiling, forms an fled d
Ito bi- excellent sauce called dassa-reep. out the
Ior it The root, when grated or pounded for shi
it the into pulp, is placed under a heavy The he
I such pressure. The poisonous juice is thus There
ns to squeezed out. It is then dried, and fruit c
te re- forms what is known as cassava broad; special
horse. or it may be heated and stirred on fruit a
graph metal tapioca, which is sold in all ars a
Chief our stores and served up in hotels, such
>rigin- restaurantls and on our family tables melon
ilitary as tapioca pudding. nitely
corn- From the bitter oassava roots many Ther
charge different kinds of food preparations berles
fifteen are made in Brazil. The roots are a chic
ber of preserved for use by being cleaned, cars 1
overn- sliced and dried, and from them and ft
oment, manioc or cassava meal is prepared by tende
ecgated rasping. Thus, we see, life or death of all
udicate comes to us from this plant according bagg;
hand- as we know how to usp it.--Philadel- plate
phia Times. inde
rds but coma
asciness The Whaling Industry.
ta mes- The trials and tribulations of the the p
ds, or whaling industry defy the meager jne- veyal
ain sev- tice which the resources of a single
and a paragraph affords. A volume might kiid
ortanco cover the subject. The difficulty about dowe
Not whaling is the uncertainty of whales. affai
erve the These mammals decline to be reg- spei
govern- lated by any signal service reporter, used
itimable and refuse in their migrations to re- owns
spect precedent or the ambitions of of tl
ade dur- the Arctic Oil Works. The conpse- frei
'raphy is quence is a skipper may cruise the road
lephone northern latitudes, trying conclusions moa
oile out- with icebergs and Polar bears, endan- by u
cluding gering life and limb in a mangy old rega
any field tub, encounterinq the perils of storm,
se called wave and Esqunimeaux, and all without no d
tance of sighting a spout, or capturing a yard eon
ion was of whalebone. I listened recently to freij
the mili- the mournful reminiscences of Capt. roa
iand and Green, a hardy mariner of much grs
plete in- experience, who, after many years sgpr
Sby the of laboring at the oil industry, alI
re con- retired to a raisin ranch at
reported. Fresno. Owing to the decline of rat- sn
plete that sins, however, he took to the ocean and
a battery again, equipped a vessel and sailed into i
conduc- the latitudes of winter. There he
1e, con- found an antique steam whaler, the for
xep Reiudeer, and for two long and weary
e of the years they ihave kept each other com-gr
nditions, pany, in the close knit sisterhood of
ny other misfortune. Once, during the second
one of the year, they sighted a whale, and Cap- tra
was con- lain Green encompassed its capture- wi
the cable. a bowhead, it was, and no great prize. co
battery in Tiring of cold, salt and ill-lunck, the in
was e. twain decided at last to go sonth for bn
rest and provisions. They startedto to h
he United gether, when something broke on the
been sup. Reindeer. and she was condemned to by
ire for the delay until the damage might be re- de
trical con- paired. How the gallant skipper
on target cursed the misfortune which detained
e most im- him among the icebergs! How he
overnment railed at fate1 Two days later a school
iunication of whales hove in sight. The captain ,i
just been and crew dashed upon them, and in re
rat is called four hours had killed a dozen giants,
ng, for the which meant, at ruling prices, at least ,
mv andthe $60,000 worth of whalebones- Row- a,
ently com- ever, it often happens in the Arctie4
r. Forten as in the world, that that the dark a
oa l signals moment of misfortune is the duask
n the code that precededl the advent of pro- p
was prac- perity.--Sal Franeisos Wave. " b
to intelli- -
own to the Colored phydiclans of Soith aro- 4
all this has hlina have formed a State organls- o
cs s of sig- tios.
le FREIGHT CARS. o,. .d
rk -a tohis
Improvements in Contgati r Ml ef nd tid m
These Lumbering Vehicles. was epaki
an stratgei to
Special ar for Chickens with strained
the Permanent Coops. ly agreed
tcir pastor's o
the There is little in the ex tler of signed his
the freight cars to suggest that any great The ulti
an's amount of care has been taken in their and delib,
is. construction. The long trains of he prooee
dly huge, ungainly boxes wind their, way powerful
mb. around curves, under bridges and the audie
bile through the cuts of the city without bor, "WI
exciting even a speculative interest in Before
uth the beholder. Yet-the hundreds of pastor h
s s cars or this- sort that pass daily ,"What
i through New Haven illustrate a de- wai?"
ion- velopment in construction as remark- "8imp
this able as are the luxurious palace ears "What
bout of today compared to the passenger the start]
coaches of half a century ago.
ec In these days every large shipper thetall,
must have his own private freight The m
are ears, qava +he New Haven Register. In feet and
food every train, almost, one wil find a "You
half a dozen or more special oars, and listening
pical the purposes they serve are as varied sing, 'P
East as their ownership.. They provide ape- Blessing
id in cial accommodation for every con- (el
mer- ceivable kind of freight. The a
The refrigerator care, used for the
rows transportation of dressed meat and i
Its similar perishable products, were
hing among the first specially constructed many d
three freight cars. They are now so well mve roe
ne or known as to excite no interest, unless tie r
well it be in vain speculation as to how Pn tb
is an many millions of dollars are represent- Worner
ison- ed by them, for their number is earert
a few legion.
afid Directly the opposite of the refrig- Won
erators are the heater. cars, cleverly skin-u
juice, contrived to keep the contents at a low for
ns an fixed degree of temperature through- bed-wil
out the trip, and therefore invaluable materit
ended for shipping fruit in cold weather. nailed
heavy The heating is done by oil stoves. stand
s thus There are quite a number of special would
and fruit car companies which own cars Dire
)road; specially equipped for the carriage of the a
ed on fruit and produce in bulk, and these place a
in all cars are divided into many olasses, Ohinal
hotels, such as orange cars, cabbage ,ars, lr to
tables melon oars and so on almost indef- that
nitely. larger
many There is a pickle line,eofteeline, sam- is not
rations berless beer lines,and,atrangest of all, a foot
ts are a chicken or poultry line, these latter or s3
leaned, ears being filled with permaneun coops The
them and feeding and watering faeilities,in- -he I
ared by tended for the safe handling of fowls feet ii
death of all kinds. There are furniture car, ceilin
cording buggy cars, chair stock cars, iee ear, the gi
biladel' plate glass ears, crockery oars, ad, has I
indeed, cars for almost every known more
commodity manufactured in stffieint pillot
of the quantities to make it worth while for into
the producers to build their own con- hiM
vger reyanoea his l
single As to live stock ears, there are all
might kinds, from the palace or stable eaor soe
y about down to the plain, every-day .slatted ane
affairs, and, unlike most of the othe dolls
e regn- special vehicles, the stook ears em be wher
eporter, used by any shipper willing to pay the
Sto re- owner a nominal sam for the ent
of the car, over and above the usuals T
nse the freight charge imposed by the rail- large
Cnisons roads, the advantage gained being the meal
much better aooomodations afforded done
i endan- by these special cars than given in the 1,001
agy old regular equipment of the railway. todi
f storm, The owners of these private ears get tero
without no direct benefit from their iuse. The don
ga yard contents must pay just the same. frt
cently to freight charges as if carried in rail- tens
of Capt road companies' .catrs, but the one aby
Smuch great advantage lies in the fast that a pe
iy years supply of cars ready to load csan mu
industry' always be depended upon, for the oft
inch at special cars, when empty,are promptly two
ie of rai- sent home or to their point of origin, ma
he ocean nd are not used in any other trace -
ile into without the owner's permission. The of I
Chere he railroad allows owners a trifling sum sa
aler, the for mileage, which serves to keep the dra
md weary cars in repair, bat hardly yields any mu
er o great revenue to them. in
hood of Of course, many of these private tak
ears are built becanuse of the special
and Cap- trade in which they are used, and his
c cpture- which would not repay a railroad for
rtprize. company to tie up money in Ifurnish- tbs
luck, the ing the eqnipment neeessary. As m
oonth for builders must conform to the rules of pal
strted th the master car builder, the private me
o e care are as safe to rin as those owned
lmned to by the railroad companies, and, in- he
ht be ro- deed, many are Anperior to the aver- ho
t s tkipper age cars in generaln use. Pa
n detained --s
IHow he The Stranxer Could Preach. lit
-er a school Late one 8 Ltnrday night there ar
he captain tired at a town in -the mountainous ti
m, and in regions of Pennsylvania a total strang- w,
en giants, er,atall, gaunt,lightcomplexioed m aan, in
ee, at least with rather low, retreating forehead di
e s. How- and high cheek boneas He spent the t,
the Arcti, tnight at the Ipblif houe, and the
he darks next morning made hi. way to the
the dusk Methodist churoh and accosted the
It of pros- pastor, telling him that he was a .
re. brother in the mizitry. He seemed
- so aswkwad and pla in i ppmearane
orith Caro- that tie pastor was half iletined to
* organisa i#mlt thePearteSY dte abrothat Je- 'a
tor, of askagng Ms toer
mon. It e4 ineirod o t
as to his name, he fail .o - "
f and had no &diriIta ids t
was speaki& His rg '
stranger to preech wea
Sprse(d in the mxost formals _
strained manner. The s*oa-
ily agreed to f1' the pan"t :
pastor's chagria`wa evideat aitO
signed himself to bhi, fat.
The visitor commaeneed i" .
eir and deliberate tone;, but'
he proceeded, and. prosehed -
ray powerful sermon; and everybody'
nd the audience whispered to his sa
out bor, "Who is he?" -
Sin Before he had taken hie s ats
of pastor had him by the hand.
aily '"What did you say your UmL i
de- was?"
irk- "8impson," was the reply.
oars "Whatl Not the -Bishop?".
ger the startled preacher.
"That is what they call sae," aliL
Vper the tall, gaunt man.
ight The minister instantly sprangb i
In feet and shouted: -
a -a "You have just had the privilege of
and listening to Bishop Simpson. Let us
ried sing, 'Praise God from Whom AllA :.
spe- Blessings Flow.' "--Barm's Horn.
Cooks Breakfast oa R PUilew.
the The smallest residence in SBa Fran
and isco, is, of course, located in ObhMa
were town. It is not, however, at the end
of a dark alley in a damp cellar. In
wel many of these are some very diiajan'
uless tive roosting plaes, but they a!s el.
how gant 'homes and fats compared t :.'
sent- Wong Seek's private residence on the
or is corner of Waverly place add dAli"'
street, says the San Francisco Call.
efrig- Woug's home is about as big-s ha :.
overly skin-a trifle larger, of course, to al
at a low for his woodep shoes that go to
ough- bed-.with him, but the diffteree Is not
noble material: Wong's home is a box
ather. nailed to a brick wall over then ttUt"
tove, stand wheore Wang makes a.ring tlMt 
pecial would not keep a white baby fat, -
h cars Direetly opposite-that is to say on
age of the southeast corner of Water .. lel
thse place and Clay street--thetmeirst1thSE
lasses, Chinaman who has a residenef  "bSt.l
cars, lar to that of Wo Bat his 1s.r
indefl- than Wong's--- Rhe owibn.th L :
larger wooden shoes or to just Wb '
,num- is not known. Bat it measured
of alla foot more in length and is IJ . .
latter or so more in thicknesst.
Scoops The dimensions of Wongag'u 1t1 s
ties,il* -he lives in it all by hilelf4--*:
fowls feet in length,two feet in width,wkth 
Sonrs, ceiling height of three teet cl e off . 4 -
Sears, the ga flxtures. For: pillo' Woa
I sad, has a 90-cent oil stove,a. ladI .
known morning he cooks his brtfs t o tu 14
idfient -pillow. He uses a lope ladder ttg+ib ."P
bile for into his home,aand when he hMtha -
Sco- mself in for the aight,le" pes ':
his ladder and is safe.
n all Woodg is saving- money sa
ae some day take the testeam t er " -:
slatted and art .fo2t00 or 400 Auls gle 4 -
is other dollars to the slams of r t r,
Serae where he will livel i elUia f *
pay the
W e rent HaI a Po s..of1* kw ag
w usual There tis nothing like dealing- ,O ,
the rail- large fgures, and no doubbt sile
sing the ment by a asleatitlo perso n i
afforded doners drink in the coarae of.. a .
n in the 1,000 tons of mud will appeur ot am,<,:1
ray, to disolos a terrible sad moet t;i.
arl sget zerous state of thin g, .sy i..
e. The don Standard. Nothing ea ld ::
h same further from the'trnth. . A. thosbi:e
in rail- tens of mnd would mean, pe4Qps,
the one abat hall a poed of "mud to :uwek :
at that a person. It will bheetanly) ot tow.
ond an mash to seeume that each hatf-potd -
for the of md does not contain more tbis
romptly two ounees of solid tastIer, prohbabl
it origin, much less.
er trsQe Now, it is ertain that In the c6urs
on. The of three or for windy days in Mare:
ing sum each person in the air all day illk
keep the draw in fully an onece of, den asuI.:
elds any much as he will swallow iJn water d- :
ing six months, A railway treaeter wht
e private takes a few hours' journey. in dry ,
io special weather has but to look at the state of
sed, and his coat and of the carrise seat to:
railroad form an ides of the amounta of duet
frnish- that must hsave entered htis mouth, lsf
ary. As majority of which on touching the
a rules of palate and tongue is eoePrted late
e private mad and swallowed.
so owned Thas, thoen it will be seen at once
,and, in- how may iflanitesimally smell and
the aver- how absolutely inuocnous is the daily
portion of this 1,000 tons of mud
swallowed by Londoners, and how.
eah* little cause there is for alarm in the
there or- array of figures piled up by thie seae
untainonus tific invetigntor, who mayt frighten
,tal strang- weak-minded people, but they do not
ioned ann in the slightest egree afft the' o0,
f orehead dimnary lsn, or oexoite is him say tss i
aspent the ing whatever, save ipdkldrense -
and the - -:'*
"yt the %I Btilsulesi-'.
osted the ~B lmbeby-Thf'ea man whi
he was a does a fleuniheribh l'";
lie seemed Damsby-'Tht mm'? Wiam'Ut f
appe arance enpution?
eolned to Bl ombbyl-Wr's ti
rotba pte ship is a· --~4i)br ttwp'J

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