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A LEAF FROM Lift.
I sent my love a book one day;
She brought it back; I laid it by;
'Twas little either had to »ay —
She was so strange, and I so shy*
Bnt yet we loved indifferent things,
The sprouting buds, thr birds in tune;
Ind Time stood still and wreathed his wings
With rosy links from Jnne to June.
or her what task to do or dare!
What peril tempt? What hardship bear?
It with her—ah ! she never know
My heart and what was hidden there!
nd she with me so cold aDd coy,
Seemed like a maid bereft of seuse;
But in the crowd all life and joy—
And full of blushful impudence.
Sh» married? Well, a woman needs
A mate, her life aud love to share:
And little cares sprang ap like weeds,
Aud played around her eluowed chair.
And years rolled by, lint I, content.
Trimmed my own lamp an 1 k -pi it bright.
Till age's touch my hair besprent
With rays a&d gleams ot silver light.
And then, it chanced, I took the book
Wucii she perused la days none by;
And as I reuii saeh pas ion shoot
My soal—1 needs mast curse and cry.
For here anil there her love was writ
Kn old, halt-faded j.eiicil signs,
if she yielded—eft by hit
ler heart in dots and underlines.
: silvered fool—too late yoa look !
know It; let tiie bere record
This niixim: Semi no girl a book
L'nless you read it afterward.
The express train had come and gone
through the rainy December dusk, witb its
eyes of scarlet tire and its whizz of escaping
steam, and there was only one passenger fo
Peterbank—a tall, aristocratic-looking o
genUemaa, with a fur-trimmed overcoa
gold eye-glasses, and a fringe of snow
whiskers under his chin.
Botf Otberbtae, .the young Scotch ticke
ag.-nr. looked at him with that half curiou
half ladiffereat expression a herewith tickc
agents grow in time to regard the who
"You are In charge here, I suppose?" sa
the tall, furry stranger.
"Yes, sir." answered Rolf.
"Perhaps, then, you can tell me at wh
time the train from Carrowdaie is due'f"
The old gentieman then sat down by the
fire, as if resigning himself to waiting. And
Rolf w.-nt out into the twilight to make sure
that the switch-tender, a hundred yards or
so up the snow-covered traek, bad uot fallen
asleep, and that the signal light* burned
clear and steady for the Bootbabore train.
The Carrowdale train came iu about six
minutes or so behind time, for tbe snow was
falling fast and tbe rails were slippery. The
burning passengers 'tis;.crscd themselves in
varum- direction*, except one young girl.
dressed la plukiab gray, with a black boa
around ber throat and a single long willow
plume drooping over ber pale face, who en
ter d the waiting-room slightly Bantering
with tne cold.
Mr. Otberbrae advanced toward her
1 get you a carriaeel" be aaked, "or be of
an', other service In your"
■•Thanks,'' "•• 8,iyIJ, "I exp-et
a friend to meet me
Ciickl The ~harp, sadden summon- of
tin- little telegraph behind tbe railed com
partment at ttie further end of the room, and
Mr. Otberbrae, wbo waa Letesrapfa operator
u «eii as station agent, hurried to his poet
"R. Otberbrae, Peterbauk station." tbe
tongue of lhe telegraph whispered, with its
wiry, clinking -omul. "From i'olice Bead,
quarters. Stop au old m.m rniJ a young
girl, welWreeaed ami pteaatble. Piggery.
I! C Deko, liciierai oltl■••■. New Vork."
Roll stared ut the qulveriag wires as If ex
pectlnC to -lean further Intelligence from
Heir metallic surlaccb.; theu he looked
BCT ss (be mom to where the slender, dark-
I nog lady *at, ber hands deeped on
kaee, uud bereyea tixed tuteutly on the
A vi.ung girl, well dressed and plausl
'" The description tallied well enough —
then she wa- alone 1 And as fur ber be
connected with a forger'a gang—fhawl
f i Kherbrae knew bettet!
it the same laetaat she rose aud came
Itatlufly half acroas the t!o..r. "I beg
y..ur pardon, air— bat heathe express brain
come in ret!"
"Two boor* ago." Mr. Otberbrae au-
Bwered. woaderiag If tt were possible that
BO fair an exterior emild conceal tbe hideous
Inner life of crime! had then, all of a sud
den, it occurred lo Mm that tbe tHii gentle
nan in the fur-trimmed overcoat in tbe
othi r room might possibly be the "fi
she bad -p..I.i n of uud the "old man" allu
ded to lbe dea|
the young lady cangbl sign! of the tall
t Dgure by ttie tire in the other room -
figure in the luis, with the sllCery,eristo
u-liHir. and tin- chin droop.tig an the
i-t ;,-. if in slumber.
Papa," broke Involuntallryfrom her Upa.
li,- bas bi en waiting i-n me, an.i l
kuew It!" Bbe hurried paai lhe ticket-agent
late tbe other room. Bolt Otberbrae looked
at her in dlsmaj .
I'PmtOStOp tier, r»in If" thought Rolf.
.ud bow the deuce am 1 to do It, I'd like to
la 'be-- disjointed reflections aaaec1
ongb his mind a su Ideti shriek rose up in
■ alienee and Mr. Othenrae, bnn
■ ■n, saw lbe young, girl
,-, ling on tin- floor beside tbe ol
m tad ia aa Instant !:•• perceived tbe
•ret of le-r CTJ ! Old man. with
r trim uud k'.u incuts Bad tbe MOW] beard
■ -..It- .1. -.1 A* It..If
looked wlldlj late bis fi
i help him'" -
••Can't yoa do eomethtagf O, den't you see
. |J in.- where to k -o for a
Where can I tiud one I I have a
••It |s Uolf *o*«
entire!? b~getting the despatch, or
-...re it. "My met
|_ ■ take you there.%
V. who has come all the
war from India t.> meet uic. aud Uke me
••I will send some one t.» him at
lamp in his
throat, as tic r*
I lift* furaerlee, aye,
an 1 a murder beside*. I won't make a
- f bj laying «" much as an ad-
Uintcti of her trouble*.
It'* th- I erer *aw— yes. »nd
rbrac wa* *tricken
of a be.. - ,!r •■• 1 i:
"l» m ''
Rolf w : And
be hur- e de»d
IU. ' ngrote
| ..an in a
» roand ' -
• car. my neat
- baud, "be calm \
arrange It all, ftoN
a la the a -'. quiet your*eIf and
BBT nviti. heard the
._*t not all
Witb tbc*e rvn>
mind be went out to see the m
ru»b In, pause • second oa it* havrytag »ii.
ra steam onward, like a ore-::
_on*'.. ■ v a- shthaa.
- »« b« aaai
•-. |a' -a'"
tea, WVnt on to >u*rtoo's
•_i Tbem'* "eta by
ibefar a;;-..; «.' »iih * jerk of di* hand to
ward a aa r*. af rvddlsh light
BteaVeadall, aicked proCic nodd*.'.
.». Wti3 II
lad been tne had laid bold of >m
stared. Then bis Ineer coaTk-U.a* had a-l
bwbb erroneous. He bee wronged the tell.
hazel-eyed girl by "be bare suspicion that she
was aught but one of God's most innocent i
eartb-augels. What a dolt, a blockhead, he j
had been! What an idiot! Well, at all
events, she had never suspected it. * *
"Marry Rolf Otberbrae! Marry an Insig- I
niQcant young ticket agent, with your splen- ]
did fortune! Excuse me, Miss Dewgrove— I
"And why shouldn't I marry him?" Ethel j
flashed out to bar-tell, partly lawyer. "lie!
was good to me when 1 was all alone—he is
BOhfe and true, and—I love him."
"Oh! if that's tbe easel have nothing
more to say," dryly commented Mr. Parley,
thinking in rather a mournful way of his
own son, whom he had mentally destined
for the East Indian heiress. "You are of
age, and of course, entitled to make your
And so Ethel Dewgrove married the young
ticket-agent, whom she bad never seen bo
fore that stormy December night when her
father died of heart-complaint iu the solitude
uf the waiting room.
MRS. HOUCi-OX UUI.SETT.
sTsai Sha tflios /»» Ber Pretty Borne at
In tbis interval of publishing which Mrs.
Burnett has aBeared herself it is to be hoped
she has learned a lesson —t^at is, that in her
l__.t%*>ic she departed from ber native heath,
and found beraelf la a strange aud unnatur
al land. Among all lhe masters ot dialect
aud strange cnaractcr-p.iintiug which we
have ahe has been one of the strongest aud
beet, and it is only in the hands .of a master
th it dialect is effective.
Tnis can easily be appreciated and reencr-
Bixed if one r.-members that spiendid norel,
"Tnut Lass o' Lowrie's," and ber touch
lag and beautiful litlc atorv of
'•LDuisiuana " Iu this sort of .characteriza
tion of people who have b.-en devclop.-d in
some far loca.ity where habits aud customs
iiavi- moJel-i characU-r into .somethinij: siiu
pte aud orbjiaal she works in a perfectly uu
aff. eted aud thoroughly artistic maftnirr.
This ia far different when she essays to
paint the complex vapidities and ins
ties of modern social life. Id tue effort to be
-trong she is effected, and the '.vlio.e ::
Of »nr» U so factitious and ar.'iricial ttiat the
soul is weary, and one longs for Laneaahire
or Sootb Carolina once mora. Mis. BnraetM
beretdf has certain eccentricities almost to be
called failings wbicb eraaeea in th.s later
Style of work. She is of English blood, al
though ujru iu this countrv. and bas all the
uncunaetbeuneaa of that downright race. For
instance sue poses so pal pabiy that one i< al
most compelled Uj smile aad try to im igine
how a woman that can bring lulu el
as splendid aad aimpie, and strung a cr-a
ture di Joan could be guilty of poaiag against
a portiere aad calling ber aafortanato and
unruly boys Lionel and Vivian, wnile she in
forms" everyone witb a pleasing naivete tbat
tbey are iaid to look like the Princes in the
tower, Boe lives lu Washington, has her
own little circle of tedjscrita.natt a
wboeeem t> poeaeae as the boud watch
unites tbem la this circle the one fact that
tbey adore her. Tins is a pity, forsbe might
nave better things. Aud to be more txplielt
when we note the fact that when li -nry
James came to Waahiagtoo he never met
Mrs. Burnett iu herwU iy awiaging orbit. It
become- apparent that "pity 'us 'tis true."
- ;n i little bouse on a side street,
and is at home Informally Toes lay erealaga.
It is a single house With drawian room* aud
diuiug room on the hr-t floor, bedrooms on
the second, and on the tuird a big writing
room slie calls her den.
The bouse is foil of etchings and odd bin
ofeketebee in a pretty, eareteea arraage
meut, a piano, where tbe Arbatnool
Washington story alags to her bine eyee,
while the stands paired against the door—a
pleasant and effective figure in a yellow
gortu of oid-teabioued cut, beading apeaeOck
fan against her lips a- -i, (; beada tier head
aad listens. She is a HtHe nader the medi
um bight, and of a pleasing plumpness, has
a rather large aud fiever head. Intensely ;
keen biue eves, which sbe opens a ilttle too
widely and nerroaaiy iu talking, rather \
sharply cut features, and a mop of yellow
hair. Dr. Burnett i< a quiet gentleman,
who is oafte a succ-sfui ueenhat, and has a
bobby for etchings, and their iwo hoya are
i very "nearlv of a size, big, handsome urchins
l with yellow hair, which she curls lu paper*
I overnight, and which falls very prettily. If
not qulU- naturally, over tbelr litti-r slaehed
relret cuetasBe*. Tneee ptetareaqa* ehildrea
sin- o-allii'r-> alxi'it lor -k.rts In a pretty little
iehfa wtMBewbal aaateraal and vholly
.-. ir a little affected. H rth.i la "O ie
AdmlnUtratloa," abo ta re»j clearly barsetf
in in.my ware, »aya: "1 baee alvaya con
gratulated iii> ---if thst my ehildrea nere be
coming ta me." Tin-* is certainly a novel
aay of eoaaidering one'i offspring, and
dottbtleea Mra. Barnett'a hlndaeaa id them
ahorate aad urieiaal as in-r \ -ry e«
traordlnary and artistic treatment nf tbea*
MOlie*. I'is -id tnat oue of her
.-arlv Ltori.-s . slled "1» >:!'■ " is a bt*
ber early life, ber family, aad ber earn love
affair and uuirriaL'.-. It is the old nnd pa-
4 yuOBg lore fettered by tee
. lack nf naoaey, ir- del
fulfillment. The strapta and tt lling n-.lural
area of Ihia earif tale, a- m -i: as th ■• •
reeofnUabl itllaea of herself ..u 1 . t BQI
bund, lead OBM t.> tn-licvc that this It real
life and ber owe itorj, keearj and person
Ber Btortea have bad quite* large Englub
■ale. Her "lalf Barbarian'' w«. an im
mense hit, and ahen lteaaae ont one eoabl
iU d oal by the tralaboyi iu all fur
proriaoee aad dlatoete "f Bagtand. With
tae one ted eaaention "f bee
k, withwii.b ahe baa left ns, h. r
work is all cloue with a clear and rtgOCons
There hi nohoeeteaa cmaplexfteof
Klii't fail iu handling
Irmly. " li^r people an- life etaed tlgurc*. i
boldly painted on a big canvas, snd *hc ba* !
•plendid us.- of ti'itii aettoa and coatreat in
ttgfataad ahede, Bbebaathe ttieh at asany
BBotber inceeaafnl BoreUet of I
character from a primitive lift-and lal
I ing then Into aa atterr* coatmating <-uvi
ronraent while yet tney arc joaag ar .
le, and theu letting the r. a I
' boa tin v In bare. Thta i« an an«lytir Bfje,
ti _ een let resting spectacle
uadVr whateeer coadltloai :ry. of
the ba* ; BbHehed t.ut littir. .-
Sincere and *»i*t, ai; «l and
[ tleareel nab U is rety iinipetheb
i m»*t pathetJi*. brincing tbe Iboacbt that It
■:e tot |.»ve's - . ' tie the
• r grut'n.', womanly he-art were
.ntraim-il. ami tin U
of tbe niagBalne'a next month'* In-'
'. of her st.iry h-tl be. u tor the nonce fnrgot
; ten. i: teeaafnl,
and li baee been a
"abich agftnaehea eertataly a
; crael proce»a. foe in it all h,-*.'
. . -
f V\**r»*w. and \
i ture* a* Mr*. Burr .n, abo
- iirr love if |
she will give u* an -i\ft.
A *t»ey of Siuirrels.
I Tae Em;
In front of the telegraph otn.-e at Stock- 1
1< the h>me nf tnree red BfBjn >>
■ is emplored in t'.
trunk o( tue preat tree, M tbe Same time
asaUiti,; a whirnn* ovi«e a* s ju.rrels to.
Instant!* three »<iuim - I <w the
- .anirti vh1*
. ta _p t * mm. hami f *r them,
a pinee where tue hranehe*
-i?k and est them.
• Tw > of them »r "' *ne bad
n*. "but on.-1* rather w
- the tamf oa«« had t»-en '-
rx^lnted up to one af the tiv^^at boacn*
where th* wtM one««t. :>vd? down <->
, T«rv wistfully. The little giri kept W
and whirring lil.e a squirrel.
i Soi»n the little creature timid:? bevan t>
• t»-e d *an f-xa ha t;_-n keaaer, haiUng and
: delating: erery now *nd then as it estae
i i nearer and nearer to tbe apiifted aut. At
rr.ade one quick boaa-l. »aa»ched the
,-jJtu piece of safetj a^UB'.
r Tt* Ut-> ciri told ns tber were C3*r. _
I a seairrel boa»« la tae tr»e. and try io k«*p
• tbea tbere all wlaler.
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBR FRIDAY MORNING. JANUARY 2 188S.
FAMOUS EARTHQ CAKES.
I Those of Liabon. Curaeits. and Java—'Buff
I The Iberian peninsula has long been noto
' rtous for disastrous natural couvulsions. One
' of tbe greatest ever recorded was the famous
one at Lisbon, when at least 60,000 persons
perished. The affected area on that occasion
was very wide, extending on tbe one hand
as far as the southern shores of Finland, aud
j on the other reaching across the Atlantic to
I the St. Lawrence and the West India islands
an extent Maarfaee amounting to no less
J than 7,500,000 square mlies. The British j
isien experienced some of its effects, its iu
• land waters risiug and falling, aud springs
j being diverted. Ou the occasion of this
I earthquake tbe ocean wave at Cadiz is s.iid
itohavr: been sixty feet high. Numerous
! other tnioor disasters hive happened Iu the
I peninsula, oneortwo haviug been of com
paratively recent occurrence. Tuis is only
to be expected from the fact that Spain is
situated on the line of one of the most active
zones ol suoterrauean activity. This com
prises the valley of the Mediterranean, Asia
! Minor, Sumatra, aud Java, the Pniiipines,
; aud soon t.irouga Mexico to the Azores,
which groupi i islands is undoubtedly the
I result of vo.eanic agency. Earthquakes are
j sometimes siiort, sharp and sudden, not re-
I curring again in the miuc district for a long
I period Of time; others are intermittent and
continue iu a loug succession. Thus the
seties of famous earthquakes which destroyed
' thousands of lives in Calabria began in Feb
rnary, 17>I, and did not altogether cense for
i nearlv tour years, until the cud of 1780.
Oa the other hand, the city of Caracas was
i roved in about half a minute, together
ten thousand of its inhabitants. Other
a American towns have snared the
lite fate iu a maunt-r equally sudden.
itworthy writers however, state that the
iaee of aooe of tbe Peruvian earthquakes
been distinctly observable. First come?
r rumbling sound, increasing in iuteus
ilv Bitfl the progress of the eartnquake wave
Tue startled auditor, kaowtag too well of
Iiminous noise is the precursor.looks
fs the sKy line of trie snow clad
ibiv cad late miles away; aud witu
rval of a minute or so the eartu
ncaih his feel, the shock or s;-ries
traveling iu a direction distinctly
O; late years much greater at
s been devoted iu several countries
logy. Observations are now being
many quarters of the world, but a
!>le period must, elapse before these
say appreciable advantage to sci
iriousiy enough the Japanese gov
wbose islanus are greatly subject
uakes, has been the tirst to cstab
e department for securing a con
erits of records of earth tremors:
listiug chronicles of China and
this respect, are much more coin
i those of European nations. In
oat 860 thocka of more or less vio
• beeu recorded, an l,as in the ma
ther eeaea, much tbe larger propor
>sc took place in the winter mouths
Britain aecouuts are extant of
;s of similar ee7erlty. The most
Were I lose of Lincoln iu 1142, of
try iu 1274 (when tne abbey wis
) of a wide part of England In
r, Hi's, and April C, 15*J, when
vas visited bv i shock which
own part of O .1 St. Paul's and
aur.-u. More than a century later
tperienced a sharp tremor, and
ad another in 1750.
occurred In various parts of Eng
5S,1859,l860,and 1888 .while oa Ap
Ma y.ar the eastern counties were
id damage waa dot e to the amount
many thousand pounds. Iu vari
predietiotis ..f corning earthquakes
tally with those relating to comet*
3es." had r. tnarUable influence on
I mind. In April, 175U. thousands
s passed a Blghl in Hyde-park In
scape tbaeffeete ofaabock predicted
the most terrible convulsion* re
modern Ha s occurred only a few
go lu Java, ou which occasion, It
B>0B_bared, abooi tliirty thousand
* either Ingulfed by the Inrush of
on the land or perished miserably
scoria- aud asir.-s discharged from
no lu the straits of Suuda. The
convulsion is proved by the fact
icean wave spread all over the Pa
ng experienced from the Bay ot
. N* -iv Z ral m l an 1 South Africa.
Cathedral, which has been severely
, h one of lhe larieatend finest in
It le ;::i feat long, did feet aide and
i ais..-s. aad aa organ with 5. lou
t eoBtelea palatlaga by Murllkv
the Herreras, etc. The famous
•reoek In the form of a
s oue of the most remarkable
•» in the world. This Moorish tow. r
in all 850 feet Ugh, was built in
1198, aad waaoriglBaMy only 850 feet in
height, tbe addition d 1 10 feel (tha rich flla
belfrey) being added iu 1508. Ttie
j pfnacle la—orlt is I . be I tared rather was—
. r weed by a female iu bronze, 14 feet high
! am) 8,800 iHiuud-i In weight, and which
vers about with the slightest breeze. Ftmn
i its i..wer the m etema ware sront to call the
111 to prayers.— 'London IWsgrapA.
lloni'ii Iii lrxas.
|Woinau » Jonmal |
There are a (reel many handsome men In
Texas. The free, oatdooe life, with much
I beak ridin.'. gieea tbein good form*.
clear i'Vi-* and c .m'.il.-vl ns. Tin re Is a deal
of native lab I lhfnlrln§>
The arnaaea amnuic the well la-do classes
appear to live ni...Iiy ladootB. i v.. n in cit
:e Bten on the slri-i-t or In the
■three. Thaj are not »s often rosy-checked
reeh nftener powdered.
.;.--n a lari^r
part "t lhe year, and in bOBBeo all the >ear
• in the air on ever) aMa, it geern*
strange that 'hey do not lv>ok fresher. At
(.ne place, » mleeea' the
town a mile, and all the stone had been tak
en t" the depot, we n^Ud how they got to the
st«ir.-» through tbf a
'•Oh, we aerer go; the men go on horse
back, and thi i lag."
• hi not nneonsBsen ta we men buying
itid other article* for
: help is scan e, and tbe women usual
lv do the boas Blew roome, every
is in it.
Tbetettmhtlt] la to great that tbey obtect ta
reattoa many uip snuff and read sto
•tea. 0:d iuuffdi;
■ « » amen work in
ds at cott m-raislng. Hoeing and
v band, snd what one
.n plant and plow several band* sre
t to ho- and pic's. Butrais'.nCeotU'n
I farm work. There are no briars to
s-ratch, nor julc- toetalatba bands. The
stiKipin. • than ptcklag
ababie and aaJtabi
■ . ■
rrnet* and mils on *r. the
i - - tanned at alL la
vein vr 'ges sre high,
an I many weli-to-do women K0 i>at »
are paid by the hundred
Landing In the Woods.
I was 11 In a balloon over a fair
estate at an elevat: n ••' about 5.000 feet
ac 1 as there wa* little wind, sod night wa*
U-awtng ou. we elected to Ceicend in a w;,'..s
green meadow on tae brink of an oak
We dropped down 2 .'Vjl neat, a
thought we were over the field, aafl
ar down another '2.5.X) feet pretty
sbarpiy we found we should mis* tbe Held
sol altcbt on the forest I snail never for
oeautifui *nd novel appearance of
laat oa b farm I -iked Ji*n upon aa ap
parently level aafl ~y green; it
_intia? on canTa* —»o
very unreal. We had only one ballast -bee
lrf;: the balloon car soon rested oa tbe trees;
it sank in: tbe temptation to throw out bal
last was aim -.bit Wright my
aeronaut would n >: allow H.Q The car went
i erashinz aad tearing through the tree* and
we came to the venre of
tbe wood. Wright then called to the rustics
ba come into lbe wood aad siexe the ropes.
At last "Over witb tbe baa:" he cried, aad
• we roee above tbe wood aad were towed oa
to a fi«j:paia. Araia lbe car descended —
the ripe com ♦*..>*_. all srouad. I got out
aad tate gave tbe ballooa its last aaceasire
power. The balloon was then towed along
the path through two corn-fields without in
juring the crops, aud Anally came down In
an open meadow. There was very little
wind, but I fancy a balloon car tossed about
among forest trees on a windy day would
not long retain its occupants. But the ex
periences of ascent are to mc far more In
terestiug, and certainly, in the case of high
ascents, no whit less dangerous. For the
highest ascents, or for very long Journeys, a
big balloon is indispensable. The balloan
which dropped me so unceremoniously in
au oak forest contained only 27,000 cubic
feot of gas; but N'adar's balloon held '215,000
cubic feet, and Green's famous Nassau was
btlll larger. I remember it perfectly well.
It was not a very uncommon thiug to ob
serve it floating over London, if I recollect
rightly, Nassau was written upon it in big
letters.— Louy mail's Jfaymiiw.
Bote the Railways Protect Themselees
Anaiust Unfl- Employes.
"The Western railroad system of requiring
all empioves to flic a descriptive list of them
selves together with tbeir photographs at
headquarters, is gradually being adopted in
this city," said a nrotuiuent oflicial of one of
tea trunk liues to a reporter of The Mad
aari JBrjaaia. "In addition to our monthly
black-det of employes discharged for cause,
the auditors of several of the roads keep a
special black-list of tnose they discharge for
peculiar reasons. This contains a kind of a
history of the discharged man, giving his
age, general appearance, special line of
work, residence, and by whom recommend
ed, worded so that it can be easily understood
why he was discharged. By this meati3 that
man is prevented from getting employment
in anv other capacity on our road or connec
tious.The auditors of the roads who have those
lists probably interchange fur mutual protec
tion, just aa aay other commercial associa
tion. SofarasI know, the descriptive list
system does not extend beyond the auditors'
ofltcea: but I understand some ot the roads
are adopting the photograph passport plan ou
a 6mall scale as an experiment. Tuis applies
to engineers and conductors, and, if it is
not eery stoutly opposed, may ext.-nd to sta
tionmastcrs, switchmen, and all otuers hold
ing important trusts. These men tile their
photograph* at the general offiec. If a
conductor is discharged for "peculiar rea
sons, or a switchman wrecks a train by
sleeping at his post, he cannot And work oa
any road that is in the system of iuter
cuange, because, no matter what name he
Bigot assume, there is his rihotograph."
A prominent official of one of tbe western
roads said "Yes, we have the photograph
passport plan in full force, and every road
s.'iould adopt it. In addition to his photo
graph, the employe tills up a "form,'"iu
which he gives his name, age' residence.
that of his parents, or uearest relatives,
whether married or single, how long he has
been railroading, on what road, In what ea
pacitv, whether he has beeu discharged, and
if so," for what. This serves as a complete
personal and business history of the em
ploye. It is a passport to position, and if
the man has been discharged for some seri
ous off-use. it protects tiie road from which
ne seeks employmnnt. So you will see It is
a benr-lit to ourselves, a benefit to otber
roa is. and to the general public. VTe have
to be more careful in the west than they are
in the ea*t, because so many strangers come
out there with all kinds of gi'.t-edge.l letters
that we scarcely kuow who is who. But I
think the eastern roads are falling into the
western protection system, and tbat it will
work better when it is well uudersiood."—
Etm York Ma*, and Lt_>ren.
Stewed Pears. Flavorless pears can be
utilized for sauce by »tcwing thctn witb
either sugar or molasses and a lemou. Pare,
quarter, and core, or cook whole. Simmer
gently until done.
Citron Preserves. After peeling, weigh,
rat into pieces an iuch in length. Boll lu
*ater to which you have added a little salt,
until tender. Allow not quite an equal
weight of sugar with the fruit. Make a
sirup of the sugar and some of the water in
which the citron was boiled, add the drained
pieces aud a few slices of lemon, free from
seed*. • Cook slowly half an hour.
Corn Meal Muffins. Two cups of Iudian
meal, one cup of flour, three cup* of milk,
two table»pooufuli of melted butter, a table
-poouful of white sugar, two lar_o tea
sp^mfuls of baking powder. Mix qaiekiy,
beating all Of the Ingredients thoroughly
together, and pour into hot, greased gem
ptus, aud bake in a quick oven.
Cabbage Salad. Cat part of B solid head
,: tabbaga Into thin shreds, and throw
light;V Into a salad bowl or Vegetable dUh.
Cat a fear thin siices nf bacon inio amhtl
dice, and fry until tbey begin to bio.vn;
then pour in some vinegar, thi; »atne qaatl*
Itty "f water, add a lump of butter, pepper
and salt, pour all warm over tha cabbage.
loi- is a very nice »upper dish with warmed
'TropicalBnoar, Ten swpet orange*: one
io.oini.it, pared and .rated; two glasses
-berry: ont cup powdered sugar: six ba
nanas. Peel and cut the orange* small,
iakiug OOt the ■nana. Put a lnyer in a glass
I).,wl ami wet with wine, then strew with
sugar. Next, put a layer of grated cocoanut.
slice the banana* thin, aud cover the i-moa
tiut with then). U'neti the dish bas been
tilled la thi9 order, heap with cocoanut. Bat
soon, or the orange will toughen.
Cucumber Pickle. Make a brine by pat-
Hag ou'-- pint ol eoeree salt iuto *. gallon of
boliing water. Pour It over sufficient quan
titr of small cucumbers t" j'lst cover them.
Cover tbe vessel tight to k- ;• In the Steam,
aud let them remain thirty-six hour*. Ta-u
rin*e aud wipe them dry. and lay tba-m In a
Jar. Scatter clove* and a fear p >1* of pepper
am mg them aud cover them with boiling bot
- A small lamp of alum to each
gallon will make the pickle tirni.
Tomato Omelet. Take equal part* of sliced
oni.m* aud tomatoes peeled nnd freed from
,op them both coarsely. Fry the
ontaai in butter. When cooked, wit-io.it be
Ing colored.add baa tomato.-* witb pepper and
salt, and keep stirring the mi.V.ur.- M the
tlre't 11 it forms a »ort of pur-e. Make a
plain omelet In the u»ual way and insert this
in tbe fold on dishing It-
There Is an annual battle between Ameri
can martin* and Euglish sparrow* observed at
Midvale. N. J., f»r tue poaeeeoloo of a N»x
upon a fixed pole In which tbe martius
nested for mauy years. ThU box is ■
bv the sparrows and every spring before the
martins return from their autuia migration
thev build tbelr ne»t» and set up housekeep
ing in il. Thi* year proved no exception,
snd when the martin* came tht-y found their
onph-d by stranger*. After flying
the -! the box iorsome time the whole flock
ef msr.in* betook fbemwlves to a neighbor
an 1 there kept up a chattering whieh
had all the app«-arence of sn iadbratlon
meeting. Then they made an attack on the
box, and f >r some time tliere w** a «.-rim
niag.'. The American bird* succeedc 1 in
driving away the pugilistic f.-ireigr»r* after a
hard tizbt and then began house cleaning.
-ts nf tbe sparrow* were ml
; to the opening of the box and thrown
F. very bit of straw or other
. msterial composing the sparrow*' ne*t» wa*
thrown out atid the di»coD»oUte bird* had 10
seek a new home.
A Fortune In R'eeufxm.
|St. Losi* Mj'ieDemTcrat.]
"D: 1 ye ever hear nf th- original dlscoT-
M Tou^hnut Mire at Ton»:^*ton»i
Well, he was a re*r_lar tenderfoot from 'way
hack and w*» workin' with two pardner* tbe
claim, an' one day he came up from tbe
| t'.e shaft an' says he: 'Boy*.' *ald
be Tbi p'.aved out. and I »in't pot no more
be«rt in thi* racket. I allow as lonz *» I
w»s striking anythln^Iike ore I'd »tan .
;t may jc »pit r.n roT erare If I ain't
| -veo.Vai.' *n' he showed als p.rd*
a piece of rock thickly corere** with a brown
e aa did (ooK nneommonlr like wax.
take f£*00 for yoar *ha
of hls'perd*. *Bet yoar sweet iife I wi;i.'
and *o the *toff was banded orer. and tbe
qn t-claim deed made oat, an' tbe tenderfoot
lo*: a fortnae. Tae thing he took for bees
wax was chloride of silver, an, the rxk went
f lh,0O0 t- th-s baa. Hal |r, strange*, it ain't
erenr man* a Judee of mek."
"There." said tbe Jeweller, 'there's a rtne
I can sell yon for ten dollars. It ia a food
be*—\ solid fotd rlaa*. Jn*t what It looks to
be."' "Trs, I **e." repfledMrs. Rhlae*toae.
"bat I think Td rstbet tare sotaetbtae that
kwks a good deal better than It I*.' —Bueton
Jermany's Yearly Increase Surpasses
Other European Countries.
(From the Contemporary Review.)
Germany is growing fast a pre-eminently
ndustrial country, for which the export of
ts productions is" the condition of providing
,he population with food and raw materials,
ind at the same time her population is in
:reasing more rapidly than that of any other
country. The average yearly increase on
10,000 inhabitants since 18111 was in France
20, iu Great Britain 101, iu Germany 115,
notwithstanding a large emigration. The
population of the German Empire In Its
present limits was In round numbera 25,000,
1)00 In 1810; it is now 45,250,000, while 3,
500,000 have emigrated. This Increasa re
sults almost exclusively from tho excess of
births over deaths, while the feeble growth of
the French population is still partly due to
emigration, which proves that the increase of
wealth is stronger than that of the people.
In Germany it is the reverse, the amount of
expenditure caused by the acceding numbers
is uot equaled by a correspondingly growing
income. In Prussia the number of those
exempt from all direct taxes —i. e., whose
Income did not exceed £25, had risen within
five years by 1.500,000; it was more than 7,
000,000 in 18S2; the statistics of other Ger
man states show a similar result, the poor
rates have iucreased everywhere in an alarm
ing proportion, and the number of vagrants
aud tramps have become a general plague.
Our Industrial production suffers from
chronic plethora, its net produce does not
correspond to its immense expansion, still
less is a real amelioration of the situation of
the workiug classes to be discerned. The
suppl\")of labor generally exceeds the demand;
consequently wages do not rise, and the lower
strata of the population can absord compara
tively little of ttie mass of products which are
daily thrown up in the market, because the
scantiness of their earuings does not allow
them to satisfy correspondingly their wants.
But in the higher classes, also, all the call
ings are overcrowded, the increase of acad
emical students has been abnormal aud far
exceeding the demand, and a considerable
pirt of this surplus of trined forces, finding
no employment, p.-risbes or launches Into
adventures, lu short, everywhere we find an
enhanced struggle for existence, which en
genders dissatisfaction and hopelessness,
and furuiabus social democracy with fresh
recruits, it Is this overpopulation which Is
the source of the large German emigration.
T ruc, without it tbe pressure would still be
stronger, yet the opinion which would con
sider this outflow as an unmixed boon is cr
reneobs. Germany has comparatively more
children under 15 years than any other
country—10,016,045 in a population of 45,
500.00D —and they represent nnprotective
•dements to be sustained by the rest. With
tbe emigration it is very different; 44.8 per
cnut of it belongs to persons of 20 to 40
years; thus the same number of emigrants
represents a much larger sum of force of la
bour than the corresponding number of the
average population. We educate at a grca
expense productive forces in order to lose'
them when they are grown to maturity, and
the foreign couutries t.) which they go reap
what wc have sown.
The G-.X'den Bird.
In Ne-*' Guinea there is a bird which not
only builds a house, but has a garden, too.
He "is known by the name of gardculiird.
Tnis is n strange lnibtt for a bird, is It not;
When he is goiug to build, the garden
bird first looks for a level spot on the ground
which has a shrub in the center. Then be
covers tue bottom of the stem of the shrub
with a heap of BOBS, Why he does this I
cuuuot tell you. No doubt he thinks it looks
Next he brings some long twigs from other
plants. These he sticks into the ground so
that tbey lean agaiust his shrub. On one
side he "leaves a place for a door. The twigs
keep on growing, so that his little cabin is
like a bower.
Last of all, in front of the door tills dainty
bird makes a pr.-ttv Uwn of moss. He care
fully plcka ont every pebble aud bit ot straw.
Then, upon thr*i lawn hc scatters purple ber
ries and pink flowers. As often as the flow
ers wilt he takes thetn away and briugs fresh
The little cabin is sometimes three feet
wide and half as high. There Is plenty of
room lu it for two or thru; families if need
be, nnd the garden I* larger than the honaa.
do busy and Usiy a bird as the garden bird
ought to be a good exa-aplo to idle children.
Tiie people of New Guinea think so much of
bim that they never molest his Utile
You may like to know bow this bird gar
dener Is dressed. In modest colors, you aurj
beaare, Thetopnfhat bead, hie wlnea and
tail are olive bfOWB, and beneath beta green
ish red. He It about as large as a tnrush or
TIIE OUT UE1LTH T0\IC!
Front of Bottle. B aik of Bottl
Is the liest lu-alth b^-v
«TB(ff known unil con
tuina hut 4 per cent, of
aeoboL ITaaa ten
largaly hy our be.t
physlciaa* for Nar*.ng
Alo'tber.-i, Dyspep tic
(.. aralBicBBt*, weak!/
Children. Demand the
I;: natae, whu-h 1* put
up only in bottle* as per
cu:s,»nd beara the Ban**
Sole Aeents fc the
I"lilted State* to d Brit
■tab Piarteeeaef >Varth
W America. 878 Creenwlcb
':. ir. at, New York.
Jl Irices t-4.00 per do/-
STATS Of atlS SISOTa, DOtTSTf ofhamsky
—ss. In Probate Court, special term. Deaaaate
In ttie matter of the estate of Doug]** 11. Turnbn'.l
Win-re»». »n instrument tn writing. purporting- to
be the last win sir! testament i.f Douutiis It. TurubulU
ile'-.ased, l»te ol said couuty. has been delivered to
And »ue—m. M»-t I. Tnrnhiill has filed there
with her rnllrion. upceasatlBB among other things
! that said Dong at B. TataBall died In-uld ■ ounty. on ,
j tiie 3*1 h day oi •> estate, and 'ha; faM j
pr'.lt'..rirr Is the sole oiecotrix namc-l In s:;M last will ,
- lueut. and prating that the said Instrument |
mar be sdir.lf.'d to peubata and that letters t«*ta
ni'-ii'arv '< to her Issued tt.erron:
It It orde^d. that the pr""fs of »ald Instrument,
and the said pe'»-"n. '" twar-i before this court, at ,
Bat* offlee lu »a!d ronntr. oa WedaBedaj the
i Wth day of Jam rr. a r. Mat. at ten o'clock In the J
. forenoon, when all concerned may appear and irooteat I
I the probate of said instrument;
I Am! tt Is further onVred. th»t public notice of the
- tine- and place of t*ld hearing he given to a!) person*
! Interested, r.y publication of Ihese orders for three
I viefe, successively prevlies to said day nt
In the l>_ii.v <»lob*. a newsoaper printed and pao- |
i IL«ried at -saint Paul In said county.
M '.-ourt, v.m. B. McOBOSTT.
.Tudge of PfrtiVe. I
Fkaxk Kobzbt. Jr.. Cleric )Bfl
Notice for Proposals for Receiv
ing Deposits of Sibley Coun
Notice I* hereby gvrtT.. thit prooo**M stating
what security will be given. »nd what Interest on '
mont-ly tialances of the amount <!«•;>.,*, el wrd .
be paid to tae tonuty of JrlV.ej, state of Mlnne- I
sot*, for tbe fond* of *aid coanty deposited in ;
conformity with the provisions of chapter 144, I
«»eoer»! Laws lrs'l. will be mateee 1 in te ■
velope* properly marked, by the Aiditor of aaid
cooDty, nntil T o'clock p. m.. M*rch 1Glh. l?S>.
••id proposal* to be opened March Ktb.
on* o'clock, p. m.. by the board of »adl'...r* in
an i f..r raid county. Tae »aid bo*r-l of luiiior*
reservta? lbe f
Dated at HeadertK-o. llion.. tbis »:b day of
JaoBiry. A. D. MM.
ii. a. snointt
;*ail-4w-wed j-Co.. Minn.
tthe asdervtxnea. —-.a. pmnmrnm u> order of n
! ecB»e ot tbe Prolate court of Baesaer eoaaty. dated
■ Jsaa*— ITsfc. IB35. ««n at paMle aocfioo ob SaWwr
i day. Jaanarr tl. IBBS. a* tea oetoek ib. *t tbe
i r—Bt 4enr af IB* Cmrthome leormer ot Tlttb mad
Botci a-erwsad r*a_ita—. l»»r-roo»B axtB—*aa4
farattBK. aad *D other metmmml estate aa* p—aertf
I te_a«_f to -.be utte CmmsVm KeUermusa. decease*.
!*as4BB—S the *:. rati Hon—, also IB* Mock of
j wtnea. Unman aad ttajmra. aad a 1 other aersooaj mm-
I leu aad assaoerty ia sad eooaected la raaadaa mat
', Bo**e. 7e—*• of aaaa, caaa.
[ Ustea Jmaoarj i'_ itM.
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