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THE 1,1 rTI.KSIIOK.
LauRhloi?. Ami hummln; an Mlc air,
I threw the drawers' contents alde;
Trlfl.'a ot ol.l ihys I scattered there,
And papers Inhatto untied.
Struck, as It were, by a random shot,
I felt an old wound bleed anew;
Carelessly seeking I know not what,
I came on a little shoe.
Jtemorj dished on me; sadly sweet
Rang out the merry laugh ot yore ;
Echoed the beat of tlioc tiny leet
That pattered along the floor.
Chubby round face, sodemura and wise
Bhonc out with brow so angel (air;
Dreamy reflection of harebell eyes,
And lialo of golden hair.
l'et lumen, and Jokes of her Infaut play,
8truck on the heart with a sadden blow;
Ufa In the morn ot one dreadful day,
And death ere tbesun was Ion 1
Poor 1 tt tie relic! brief hour of sport!
What shame to me, If tears will fall
Springtime of babyhood, oh, how short 1
This poor little shoe ho- small I
Whatever possessed brother John to
go up to tho city nnd marry that little
yollow-halrcd, blue-eyed bit of a school
girl, when ho could have just had his
pick of girls nearer home, was some
thing I never could understand. There
was L'.da Handscombe, just dead in
love with him, as anybody could sco,
and the best brcad-niakcr in the whole
country, besides taking prizes at tho
Stato Fair for pickles and jollies, and
over so much better looking, too, than
Myra. No yollow bangs over her eyes;
she just combed hor hair back off her
iaco and did it up in a hard knot that
staid. Sho sent John a birthday cake,
and knit him a comforter, and every
body thought It would bo a match, but
John said he didn't like her eyes; they
wero handsomo eyes to my idea, and
could look you through and through,
they wero that clear and bright; but
did you over know a man to take ad
vice? "Marry that ferret," "said John,
"and never have any peace of my life;
well, I guess notl" and with that off ho
goes to town and telegraphs back, "ex
pect uio and my wllo." Dear! such a
shock as it gavo mo, and our spring
cleaning not done, and tho minister
coming to board with us whllo his wifo
wont homo ou a visit It was a trial,
you may bo sure!
, And when sho did come, it was moro
like having a wax doll in tho way than
anything else, with hor big wondering
eyes, and childish ways and silly ques
tions, and hanging on John's arm, and
leaning over John's chair, with two lit
tle insignificant teet In tho rung at tho
back, and hor clothes! Such fallals,
lust like a doll's lictrine. and I lust set
my foot down that if sho was to llvo
with us. sho must contorm to ourwavs.
I hadn't been forty years In this world
Jov nothing. If she wanted to wear
questions as sho asked, thoy just mado
"Wore there any dear littlo yellow
Dear littlo yollow chicks, Indeed!
thoy wore dear enough, boloro wo raised
them and got thoir hoads off, and had
them ready for market, and if that silly
child didn't sit down and cry because
thoy woro killed; said sho had named
ovory ono of them and watched thorn
grow up. And sho our John's wire!
Then sho did tho silliest thing of all:
wont and bought a book called, "What
.1 Know About Farming," and used to
alt out under a tre, studying it bv tho
hour, and ono night when sho went
uown to the bars to moot John, I hoard
"John! why don'tyou get a washing
machine, and a wrlngor, and savo your
own flosh and blood? Look at tho
blisters on my hands!"
And tho uoxt thing It was tho talk of
ino neighborhood that wo Elliotts, who
had sot our laces against modern Im
provements, had given out boforo thnt
littlo pale-faced thing, and not only got
a wnngor ana washer In our kitchen
but several hundred dollars' worth o
farm machlnory at' work. John said ho
could afford it, but 1 spoke my mind and
told hor what I thought of it after ho
went out to his work. Sho looked kind
of frightened and protended sho was
going to cry, and then sho spoko up
quick llko and said: f
"Sister Janet, it's a triumph of mind
over ma'.tor. You can wash now and
n bo at all tired out, and slok and
nervous, and and John can afford
Perhaps If I had known that she had
paid for It all, and It hadn't cost John
a cent, i might have boon more forgi
ing, but i just stralghtonod up and
"JIm. Elliott you may go on and ruin
your nusbana with your boarding school
Ideas, but as for mo I'll nover touch tho
things. I can work, thank goodness,
whllo I'vo got my health. wasn't
brought up iu Idleness."
Sho nover took It to hoart a bit: tho
next thing I know sho was at a littlo
parlor organ she had, singing and play
ilng as if that was all thero was in llfo,
And that silly old minister mon
never do havo a bit of sense, but you
oxpoct moro of a preacher of tho gospel
out no just sat ana talked to her
If she was a companion for him. n
thoy walkod about tho Holds, and staid
down whoro John was worklncr. and nil
-around 'om souls a porlshlng for want
or tuo broad ot lire; suoh a sinful wasto
of tlmo I nover saw!
"Janet, do you lovo tho hills?" sho
askod ono day when I was scouring tho
,knlves outside tho door. Sho had offer
ed to do thom for mo, but law.
whllo bands woro not fit for anything
"Lovo tho hills! Well, I'd llko to
know whattlioro Is to lovo about them.
1 guess If you climbed them a spell you
wouldn't lovo 'em much."
"Thoy'ro so high and grand," sho
said, looking up at thom; "thoy scorn
so near tho cool, far-off Heaven! I lovo
to climb to tho ton and drink in tho
sweet, froih air; it docs mo good hero-
Sho laid her hand on her hoart, and
stood looking off with a strango expres
sion on her faco, and I thought may bo
sho was homoslck and told hor to go In
nnd cut somo carpetrags, and sow 'om
together, and would you believe It, sho
up nnd refused.
"No!" sho said, "I cannot cut any
carpetrags. Minto theml"
I never saw her so excited boforo.
"A lino temper ou havo," was all
tho answer 1 imulo her, but I nover felt
so insulted in all my 11 1 o .
For a week or two I didn't sco much
of her; she was cither out with John,
"sketching," as sho called it, dabbling
away at somo bits of posto board with a
lead pencil; or up In her roomt whoro I
nover went. She catno down, singing
awav. with a larco nackaca In hor
i ' -j- n
hand, nnd soon John camo up with tho
nonics. nnd thov drovo off to town to.
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gcthcr, laughing llko two children. I
hope nono ol tho neighbors noticed
them. Anyway, thoy nover saw him
conduct himself in that way with
When they camo homo sho was all
tired out, and thoy had a big roll of
stuff thoy dumped Uown In tho entry.
"It's something for you, Jauot," sho
said, laughing hystcrical-llko. "It's
I unrolled it, and thero woro twenty
yards of bright Ingrain carpetl
"Myra, said I, "this is wicked ex
travagance," lor I know hor money
was all paid out.
"Hut lt-lsn't." sho said. laUE-hlnc: "I
, n n r
earned It myself by drawing and paint
ing thoso bits ot sketches. 1 som them
all, and can soil all I can do. That was
my way of cutting carpot rags."
Well, wo put tho carpet down, and it
did look pretty though I didn't say so.
It Isn't my way to spoil anybody with
uattory, ana i saw John's wile was got
tin" tho UDoer hand too fast. Thu
neighbors wero beginning to notice her,
and' that foolish old minister, when his
wifo camo back, had boon over thoro;
and sho led tho singing In tho church,
and pretended sho had got religion, and
all tho time sho nover scrubbed a floor,
or washed a dish, or put her hand to tho
"John can afford to keep hired help,"
sho said to mo one dav. "and I'm not
very strong, and my mother died of
consumption." men sno began to cry
llko a baby, and John came In and
looked at mo as It was my doing.
I must say sho could succeed in doing
nonoio iu w.oij , ,,.
ing pots of all tho animals, nnd paint
ing, or playing on tho organ. Sho was
real ornamon'a', and I supposo somo
folks thought sho was protty. John did
lor ono. I don't know that sho mado
mo much work, either. Sho did her
own washing as long os John would lot
her, and kept her room neat enough,
though it was mostly littered up with
flowers and birds and her sketches, and
at llrstsho sung from morning till night,
and sho did havo aroallovoly voice, I'll
allow that, but after awhile sho didn't
sing nnd didn't talk much, and then
John bogan taking her mcaJs up to hor.
Tho first timo I saw him getting a trfty
ready, I said:
"It's a good thing you were brought
up to be handy, John, seointr von'vn
got an invalid wifo."
Ho didn't say anvthlncr then. hut. n
few days after ho camo to mo and said:
Janet, get a girl as soon as you can,
and lot Aunt Uutsy corao over and stay
with Myra: sho Is nervous and low
spirited, and needs company."
won, l supposo you've gucssod tho
upshot of it all; a littlo duughtor was
born to John nnd It seomod to mo that
a mlraolo was worked In tho houso.
Porhaps I had nover loved John's wifo
sho was so difforont in hor ways from
mo but when I hoard that baby cry t
felt thrilled to my vory soul, 'and I just
throw my work apron over my hoad
and cried for tho first time in years.
Myra didn't got strong, and tho days
went on and still sho didn't got up, nnd
I felt as If It was my duty to go and toll
her that she musn't favoi horsolf that
way, that sho couldn't Ho abed and let
strangers take care of her child, and
that she'd novor got strong till sho got
out, but I mado up my mind to speak in
ugunuer sort oi way. 1 hud been think
ng it over and about concluded to lot
Myra llvo hor own way and not try to
make hor over, especially slnco John
seomod well satisfied with hor, and I
wont up stairs and oponod tho door
softly and stepped insldo. John was
standing at ono window looking out at
tho sun sot It was all red and gold, and
tho room was In a flamo; he turnod as I
camo in, and tho tears woro rolling
down his cheeks. I novor saw John
cry beloro since ho was a grown man!
"What is It?" I whlporod, going up
oloso to him.
Ho mado a motion with tho back of
ms hoad towards tho bed. I wont over
thero. Aunt Betsy was In a rookor by
tho sldo of It reading tho Dlblo. Myra
was looking at tho sun-set, thon at hor
baby's sleoplng faco, I'm not dull to
soQ things, and I saw thoro what mado
my heart turn eold-lt was the valley ol
of tho shadow of death!
That all happened thoso years ago.
Thore Is a simple rustle cross up in tho
gravoyard with "Myra" carved on It,
and littlo Myra and I co un thn -,.,
Sunday and carry flowers to dennrntn :t
and tho dear child sits In my lap and
puts hor blessed littlo arms about my
neck and whispers: "Aunty, talk about
my mamma In Heaven," and I tell how
patient nnd gcntlo sho was, and how
sho sung nnd played, and how sho shall
do tho very sanio thing somo day for I
know now, that flowers arc as necessary
to. God's croation as tho wood and grain,
and tho least littlo thing that makes
sunshlno In the world Is of groat vnluo
in tho dark places, nnd I feel sure, when
I look up to tho hills sho loved, that
Myra has roached far-off Hoaven beforo
mo. Perhaps, she will Interccdo lor
Tho Fashions in Women.
l'ti'ladcll'lila Times. ,
Tho fashions In womon nro varying,
llko tho shapes of bonnets, and tho
colors of thom, and tho coming and
going of flowers and leathers and rib
bons. Wo used to bo contented with
the simpio fashion of dark or of fair
women, each of whom had their partic
ular seasons of success; but tho world
has becomo moro cxnctlng in its tastos
and now demands that tho women in
fashion at tho moment shall bo not only
of tho fashlonablo complexion, but shall
also havo tho known fashlonnblo fea
tures. Just at this timo tho stylo seems
to bo of womon with largo mouths, a
stylo quito as unaccountdblo as any
thing dovlscd by dressmaker or milli
ner. Who Invented this fashion ot big
mouths it Is Impossible to stato official
ly, but it probably has its advantages,
If anybody could tell what thoy arc
Tho largo mouth is protty gcnorally ac
companied by a generous oxpanso of
lips, and woman's Hps nro a thing ol
such actual delight that tho inventor of
tho fashion of largo mouths doubtloss
supposed thero could not bo too much
of them. If thoy woro delightful and
sweet according to their sizo this would
completely account for tho fashion, but
a. thoy are not always so and as fash
Ions arc quito often popular because
thoy aro actually hideous, tho present
stylo Is not fully accounted for and tho
confusion is still greater by the ever
present probability that In a week or a
month tho fashion may domand small
mouths. All tho argumonts and rea
sons in behalf of largo mouths would
then seem ridiculous. Thero is but ono
conclusion: Tho mouth is large becauso
It is tho fashion, and that Is nil the rea
son that any ono who follows tho fash
The suddonness with which fashions of
all sorts chango must lead to particular
embarrassment in the matter of fashions
in womon. Nobody can mako over a
big mouth to suit the caprico of fashion
as bonnets aro mado over into shapes
and sizes. Tho bluo oyo in stylo
to-day cannot bo mado Into a gray
oyo or a black to meet tho fashlonablo
requirements of to-morrow. The dim-
plo cannot bo taken from the chin when
"n nt or stvlo. ana tho nug
fact that tho fashion may -demand "nby
otner sort ot noso but that. It Is going
to niaKo it vory troublesomo for tho
man who wants to get married. If ho
cares anything about tho styles and
evory man cares moro for such things
man no is willing to havo thought ho
is likely at any moment to discover that
his wifo is altogothor out of fashion. If
ho had married her becauso her big cars
wero in tho very hlght of fashion, it
wouiu bo a areadful drawback to han
plnoss to discover that largo oars woro
no longer acceptablo, but that fashion
requires tho vory smallest thine in ears
When tho girls como to considor dis
passionately tho peculiarities ot this
branch of fashion thoy will fool llko dis
couraging It and allow tho world to go
on as has been done in other years,
when all slzos of mouths and feet and
ears woro In domand according to tho
multifarious tastes of men. Gottlng
married will bo moro popular when tho
fashions In womon aro loss rigid.
Itomaiitic and Novel.
Mew York Wor.d.
When an accurate and Impartial his
tory of tho Peruvian war Is written tho
story will bo as romantic as a novol.
Many Incidents aro recounted which
sound much moro llko fiction than plain
truth, and yet did most assuredly
occur. For lnstanco, the famous rain
Huascar, after tho death of Admiral
Grau, and when tho Chilian flag was
hoisted ovor hor blood-splashed tim
bers, was put in command of Captain
Manuol Thompson, a Chilian offoor and
a descendant of ono of tho many for
eigners who fought In tho strugglo for
Indepondonce. Thompson was a very
bravo butsomowhat Impetuous captain,
and ono fair day rin Arlca, smarting
unuor mo brilliant exploit of the
Peruvian corvette Union, a woodon
ship, which clovorly evaded tho Iron
olads of Chili, ho took tho Huasoar
closo In to tho town and commenced
sholllng It, whllo at interyals his com
pllments woro sont. In tho shapo of
hoavy shot, to tho Peruvian battorles
on the hill, 600 feet above him. Thoso
guns woro not long in roplylng and a
hugo shell exploded over the Huasoar
just as Thompson, sword In hand,
was pointing a gun against tho town.
Tho explosion of tho Peruvian pro
jeotilo was torrlfio. Thompson was
blown into a thousand pieces and his
naked sword, brokon off at tho hilt'
was imbeddod as carefully andpor
footly In thodook as If It had boon driven
into tho plank by woll-dlreotod human
forco. Thoro It remains to this day.
"Ella, Is your fathor homo?" said a
bashful lovor to his swoothoart. "I
want to proposo something vory im
portant to him." "No, Claronoo, papa
Is not at homo, but I am." Couldn't
you proposo to mo just as well?" And
he did, with porfoot success,
dlVlNd AND LIVING,
Forever the sun Is pouring Its gold
On a hundred worlds that beg and borrow;
tlla warmth hn n!inder nn summits cold.
Ills wealth on the homes of want and sor
To withhold his largess of precious light
Is to bury himself In eternal night.
Is to live.
The flower shines not for Itself at all,
Its Joy Is the joy It freely diffuses,
Of beauty aid balm It Is prodigal,
And It lives In the light It freely loses.'
No choice for the roeo but glory or doom,
To exhale or smother, to wither or bloom.
Is to die.
The seas lend silvery rays to the land,
The land Its 6apphtrc streams to the ocean;
Tho heart rends blood to the brain ot corn
mind, The brain to the heart its lightning motion;
And over and over wc yield our breath,
Till the mirror Is dry and Images death.
Is to give.
lie Is dead whose hand Is not open wide
To help the need ot a human brother;
He doubles the length ot his lifelong rldo
Whe gives his fortunate place to another;
And a thousand million lives are his
Who carries the world In his sympathies.
Is to die.
THE O HOSTS.
W. D. HOWELM.
She sits In the window embrasure;
8hc has wrinkles and roguish curls;
Her teeth have the ghastly glitter
Vou eee, they aro borrowed pearls.
'On her check Is a satin of crimson,
An autumn of heroic red;
And under, In the hollows,
The summer roses He dead.
She stts In the window embrasure,
Angular, acid and lean;
She smiles with u bitter sadness
Upon the Joyous scene;
A crush of pleasurea talking,
A laughtng, a dancing, shrieks
Ot hall beard singing a party,
One crosses to her and speaks.
A sardonic and world-worn visage,
Cold, with a frozen sneer,
Breaking In icy derision
To meet her and greet her here.
Are they talking of youth, my darling,
Of love long mocked away I
Let us make up that quarrel
We had the other day.
Let us sit In the window embrasure,
There Is nothing here, you sec,
They were Presentiments! l'bantoms,
The ghosts of what might bet
T11F DEAD CITIES.
Pompeii ud IIerciilnn"iim Dracrlbed in an
Cor. Dalttmoro American.
In tho vcar of our Lord 79 Vesuvius
had an uncommon eruption, which sud
denly and very completely burled out
of sight tho clttos of Pompeii and Her
culancum; and thoyromained so burled
for slxtcon hundred years until early
in tho last century, when their sites
avyji. incidentally discovered. After
oxpcnso,"airouVbflG Wll AVSmSS
doad nnd buried cities has been dug up;
and tho excavations aro still going on.
Vast treasures of gold and silvor, raro
statuary, paintings, and household uton-
slls woro recovered In good condition.
and many of thoso aro now preserved.
as I havo said, in tho National Museum
atNaples. Tho paved streots havo boon
cleared or rubbish, and comparo favor
ably with thoso of tho cities of tn.ilnv
Tho housos aro open to inspection, and
ono can oaslly gather from thom a good
Idea of tho manner of llfo among tho
pooplo who woro burled into eternity
witu such irighttm eoloritv o tohtnnn
hundred yoars ago.
Thoro is a largo musoum lust within
tho main gate ot Pomnoll. in which urn
stored vast numbers of artlolos recov
ered fron. tho uncovered housos. Thoso
aro bottles, vases, platos, cups, lamns.
monoy-boxes, jars, door-looks, bolts,
bulls, eggs, nuts, pieces of broad, driod
fruit, glasses, towels, candlesticks. In-
dies, scales, noodlos, baskets, funnels,
otc. But, among all theso familiar
things, I was most Immpressod with nn
iron safe an actual iron sale identical
In pattern with thoso knobbod artlolos
that only a few years ago woro consid
ered tho best safes in tho world for
banktug housos and counting rooms.
And yot dozens of persons havo within
fifty years taken out patonts for nowly
I saw also a lot of fish-hooks of thn
Identical pattorn now so eagerly prized
oy nngiers tho ventablo Limerick
hook. Is tho world progressing? And
thon thero aro prostrato figures of mon
and womon, skolotons of horses, cats,
dogs, and rats. And thero are manv
skulls ono of thom still retaining somo
of Its hair. All theso dreadful trophies
snatchdd lrom tho jaws o f death sorvo
to Illustrate tho torrors of tho dreadful
night whon firo nnd brimstone rained
upon tho devoted oltlos and wrapped
them in the darkness of death and deso
lation. If I may judgo from paintings and
sculptures on tho walls of many rooms
and from translations of numorous In
scriptions on door-posts, tho pooplo ot
Pompeii wero not strictly virtuous In
evory respeot, for there is ovorvwhoro
evidence that thoy had roaohed a re
markably high or low dogree of Hcon
ttousnesa as Will as of luxurv. Almost
ovory houso had Its fountain, ltshotnnd
coiu bath, us spaolous yard or gardon,
Us statuary and pictures, and excollont
culinary arrangements. But now It is
n sllont city. Its houses arotonantloss,
and Its streets aro trodden only by tho
loot of curious tourists. All Is desola-
tlon still beautiful and wondronslv nt.
traotlvo, but doad, very dead. Desnlto
its paintings and Us statues, nnd Its glo
rious sunshlno, it was to mo but a pa
thotlo suggestion of woo and dosnalr. I
would not caro to llvo ln a dead olty,
and if I did, I could find ono nearor
Sltllng Dnll at Home.
Detroit Free Preii.
Slnco his return from United Statos
Torrltory I havo seen a good deal of
bitting nun ana havo talked to him scv
oral times. In looks ho is hardly tho
typo of rod man ono is accustomed to
meet with, having nono ol tho promt
nont features which distinguish tho In
dlan from other races. Wero It not for
tho dress of tho man ono could oaslly
imaglno him a London costermongcror
nn antiquatca specimon or tho prizo
His faco Is very round and ho shows
good flosh upon his checks, and rather
than tho ordinary rod man's looks of
cralthe has got a pot houso look of
In tho camp his lodge Is very much
like tho other ones of tho less noted In
dians and equally as dirty. Ho has two
wives who llvo with him and do all tho
work. Ho also has avervgood-looklnir
daughter of whom ho Is vory proud.
Ho has repeatedly told other Indians
wno camo to sock tho hand and heart of
his daughter that ho would not part
with hor unless, of courso, sho was sto
len. This moans that ho would not lot
hor go unless sho eloped with somo
young Sioux without his knowlodgo.
it appoars tho girl had been wooed by
a goodlooklng Sioux for somo tlmo, of
courso without papa Bull's knowledge,
and tho other night whon Mr. Sitting
Bud returned to his lodge ho found Miss
Dull had left and actually oloped.
This elopement had caused oulto a
whispering among tho women In tho
camp, and consldorablo scandal upon
tho Bull family, but yesterday "Sleep
ing Water" (that Is tho nnmo of tho
girl) presented herself boforo hor fathor
and was forgiven.
"Sitting Bull." or "Old Sit." as ho
Is called around hero, Is at last yielding
to the advlco of Maj. Crozlor, and is
talking seriously about surrendering to
tho American Government.
Tho abovo mentioned ofllcor. under
tho instructions of his government, to
urgo tho surrender of theso Sioux, has
succeeded In getting a great nurabor of
tneso Indians across, and It is tho ooln
lon of all tho parties around horo, who
profess to bo nt all up in Indian matters,
that in a short timo ho will got Sitting
uull to surrender.
Maj. Croz'.or has nlroady brokon up
tho camp and sont over twenty lodgos
to Fort Bulord, and it Is only a matter
of probably days boforo the final exit of
tno sioux occurs.
Tho surronder of theso Indians and
their subsequent settling down upon
thoir agencies will bo a relief to both
countries and the sooner it happens tho
better. And both governments should
feel greatly gratified to find that thoir
respective representatives havo worked
well and earnestly together to bring tho
Iowa's First Governor.
Tho Council Bluffs Nonpareil of May
Cth, In announcing tho death of Hon.
iiusoi unggs, tho first Governor of
Iowa alter its admission as a State,
givos tho following skotch of bis
"Gov. Ansel Brlggs died nt tho res!
doneo of his son, John L. Brigg3, In
Omaha, yesterday. Mr. Griggs enjoyed
tho distinction of being tko first Gover
nor of Iowa alter it was admitted Into
tho Union as a sovereign Stato. Ho
was born in Connecticut in 180G, and
removed to Ohio In 1832, whoro ho en
gaged in tho work of establishing stago
lines. In I83C ho camo to Town nn,t
sottlod at Jackson county. Aftor serv
ing as suorlit of that county two terms
ho was made the Domoomtln
for Governor in 184C, nnd was elected.
At that tlmo and until tho adoption of
the constitution in 1857, the Gubema-1
tonal term was four venr. nn.i 1
torlal term was four years, and henco
uov. nrlggs served as chlof executive
until Docombor, 1850. Aftor th
piratlon of his term of offloo as Gover
nor Mr. Brlggs continued to i-Mlrin in
Jaokson county until 1870 whon ho
camo to Council Bluffs, and
hero most of tho timo ovor since. His
first trip to this part of tho Stntn
mado by carriage boforo tho era of
railroads. Whllo hero on that occasion
ho enrolled himsolf as ono of tho found
ers Ol thO town Of Vlm-nn,,. .V.
west sldo oftterlvor, "six miles nor
or hero, which for a tlmo Was nn nnttrn
and succossful rival of Omaha and dis
puted with that city tho honor of bnfnrr
tho chlof town In Nobraska. Mr. rlirna
married oarlv In life.
father of two children, both sons, on
oi wnom aiea sovoral voars nr. t
othor, Mr. John L. Brlggs, is a residej
oi umann, ana it was at his homo t
iioy. Brlggs closed his oarthlv
In viow of tho doath of thn flmt.
his predecessors. Gov. Gear Issnnfl
State op Iowa. v.
ment, ijes moinks, May 0, 1881
To the People of Iowa: It is with
SOnslbllltV that tho Gnvnrnor fnr
announces to his follow citizens tho doath
oi Ansoi uriggs, first Governor or tho
Stato Of Iowa, Whloh OVOnt onnnrri.,1 nf
tbreo o'olock and thirty minutes on tho
morning or Thursday, tho fifth day of
may, instant, at the oltv of Omaha. Nn.
braska. Tho peoplo of Iowa will not
fall to do honor to tho momorv of ono
who wns deomod worthy by tho hardv
pioneers of this commonwealth to bo its
nrst uhiot Magistrate. He, with thom,
laid WOll tho foundations, in this nrnlrln
wlldornoss, of a mighty Stato, dostlnod
to bo tho homo of millions of peoplo,
coming from our own and othor lands.
fooblenoss, ho retired with tho respect
of all to private llfo, and now, having
rotalncd that respect throughout, ho
goes to his gravo in a sereno old ago,
nnying uvea to wunesj tho growth or tho snow-cappoa peaks or I'opocatapott
tho Stato ho lovod so woll, until now Its and Iztacclhuitl. Tho streots aro gon
populatlon Is numbered bv tho millions, urallv wide nnd straight, and cross each
and tho constant roal'z ttlon of tho for
vum tiusiru expressed in nis retiring
messago to tho General Assembly,
"that this, his adopted Stato, might
over bo distinguished for virtue lutein
gonco nna prosperity "
Tho funoral will bo hold at North
Omaha, Nobraska, on Saturday, tho
7th Inst., at 10 o'clock a. m.
In respect to tho memory of tho do-
partcu, a gun will bo tired every hall
hour on tho day of thn funoral from
sunrlso until noon, In tho city of Dns
Moines, tho Capital of thd Stato. Tho
national flag will bo displayed at half
mast on that day from tho various pub-
Ho buildings. John H. Gkak
Itathcr Chew than Harry
When Ada Rohan, tho woll-known
actress, was In Loulsvlllo a short tlmo
ago, a Southern gentleman, anlantor of
considerable years and fortuno, allowed
her charms to ovorcomo his long sus
talncd aversion to matrimony, nnd an
proached tho fair lady with proposals
I marriage. Tho following conver
sation Is then reported by a vora
cious tiouisviuo scrlbo to havo on
"If 1 consent to becomo your wifo.
sir, I should first deslro tlmo to under
stand your disposition; second, I should
desire your consont to two proposi
"Nanio 'cm," ho said.
"You must consent to my stay
ing on tho stago ton years longer at
"Umph! Well, I don't think I
"And you must nt onco coaso tho
uso of tobacco oxcopt In tho form of
"W-h-a-tl" Tho planter started back
In his chair, looked around tho hotel
parlor, and stared at hor, and from
his lips thoro followed a prolonged
'Great Gad, miss! surely whv
woll!" and thon ho again stared
"I mean, what I say."
"Como, now," ho found volco to
speak; "como, now, miss, lot's comnro
mi so; I'll agrco to your acting a yoar or
two, but aon't cut off my tobacco
don't. I'd it would don't."
"You havo hoard tho alternative."
"Thon, by Jackson, there's nothing
bo said. I llko vou vou suit
mo; but when it comes to choosin' bo-
. ... n 1 .1 t
imcuu uuumu uuu uiurryin , give u.0
tho natural leaf first, last and nlways
Good day, miss."
And as red in tho face as a Southern
sunset, ho took his hat and his depart
uro. oho novor saw him again.
Tho Flowery Island.
Itlrrht out nftlin son .tr,n
n - -
from lllfi Flnrliln rnnof i-lDno
rock, twent3M vo nnles long bv sevfn
wide. It Is the smallest of tho Vham"
lcliindq niiH la rjlln,l i ,.,
: ' w....v.v. nun a. i u vim 'ii re.
it nestles in a wilderness of flowers
plants nnd fruits. Thoro Is not a tree!
c.i.Muui uuwui- mas innves in nnv
" viiuiiho uucj noi grow lux
uriantly thore. It is a rook upon which
tneso ooauties grow and blossom, and
ovor which a never-ending summer
uruezo mows mo sccus of health by
tempering tho warmth of a tropical
sun until it strikes a happy medium
wnoro au season is summer and man
kind baskR In nn ntmn.nl....
tically invariable twolvo months n h
year, and troes, shrubs and flowers
thrive in chaotic profusion all tho yoar
It 19 a CdlCnremiR rnn.lr nrtnval nnn
unupuao.o to tho meohan o's hnn.1
wt vwitti, tSUIli
uucu wun snons ana sand, nnd Bntt
UPOn bv thn nnnnn until ... i
with Its brino. Tho surfacn In ni.i,n,
.... .. . .. ....... UUUIUULUU
rnt. f-, .1.1.. ...II . . ---.f "7
v.w, .u.uio u uuu Bun, ana in this, nrd
wherover a crack or crovico is found.
iia i , T . xo utsonoo
us innnuir.nnt.fl woniii h in i.
. . ... w w uumuu u u-
lOrO Vnil a tnnia nf nnlmn ...
and children, cheaply but neatly dress
ed, bnrefooted and hnnnoHnoo i..
?1uSX, polit?L 0ut ofa Population of
'"iv iuuiu mini i,uuu aro negroes
und unusually Intelligent. Shlnlnir n,,f
lrom this darknoss is now and thon a
uuuvu wane iaco, intelligent and heal.
iny. ana nt this soason numbers of
.u.u,g , luces wnioh look as if In soaroh
Ot health. Tim hniiino .. .
tho pooplo, and all of thom are smoth-
almost every yard as well n n
wild. arHoeoSsornnlns .Win
sofadillos. mnnpnns nnd nit JZ-t- i
irulthangin all stages-bud,:blossora,
Usland aro superb, smooth m a floor and . , thS Wh 8oek ,0 csoaP d
m solid rock lined on ether sldo with t00tIon, alike fly to tho publlo haunt.
TT P a f H ,uK,v,nosi stuntoa trees
uuneriuK pianis. xtio oleander
tOWOrs Its hlrrh linnil mnn .1. .. I
pretentious tropical plants, while our .7 lnrg lty thoro ftro thou
own m,Pst morn'B glory, so doar to 8ands ot mon' womon and ohlldron,
our.ohildhood, poops out from bohlnd wnoso Past history, nnd whoso present
Tp-Wk&fi rhn:himSarounknown totu-
mornlntr sun. Vn tn, ??,, w,tn whom they como most closalv in
pen write tho boautios, either ol land or
a, whloh are overy-whoro visible
Sn th.u PrlnolPal staples, and
upon tneso tho natives llvo to VAfV I
great extent. All
grow in abunaance, and are remark
Of nutritl0s- Evory variety
VI liSh IS takon nnd nntnm ir.. 1 l!.
unto tho domostlo economy of tho
natives, 'iho ohlot Industry of the is
land Is spongo gathering.
Pen Picture or thn at nt hi.
O. ii, mown la the Chlcugg Journal,
it is dark beforo wo roach tho City of
juoxico, arming at tho Buonn. viir.
siauon at i o'oiook or lator. Baggage
is again examined by tho customs offl.
oials boforo Doing delivered tn mn ..k
this country duties aro ohargodon goods
brought from ono Stato to another, and
ovor. on products brought intn th
of Mexico from tho surrounding ooun-
W6 can givo now onlv a hnstv oinnn
ol tho oltv. Tho location is very flno.
Tho city Itself is as lovol as Chicago,
I lint is surrounded on ovorv sldo bv
mountains, promlnont among which aro
- othor at right angles, except on tho out-
a d x
skirts, whero tho plan is somowhat In-
trlcato. You can stand at tho Intersec
tion of two streots, and in all four direc
tions soo thom apparently ond abruptly
against a mountain slopo. Tho build
ings nro none over thrco, and In most
cases not ovor two stories In hlcrht.
- - - - ij
Thoy havo a contral court, and aro built
to stand. Tho walls nrd very tuicx, ana
nro mado of lava, brick oradobo cover
ed with plates and painted. Thero aro
sovcral squaros, tho principal of which
aro tho Plazi and Alameda. Tho form
er Is bounded on ono sldo by tho cathed
ral, and on tho othor by tho palaco or
Nationnl Government bulldlnp-. Crowds
collect In It ovory night to listen to tho
playing or tho band. Tho Alameda is
vory beautiful, bolng thickly planted
with treos nnd adorned by sovoral foun
tains. From It oxlends tho Pasco do la
Roforma, a Cno drivo-way ltncd with
trees and adorned with statues of
Charles IV. of Spain, and of Columbus.
About 5 o'clock ovory evening tho fash
lonablo world turn out hero in their
carriages. Ono will scarcely find anv-
whoro olso such a largo number of lino
equlpagos or a gayor sccno than is hero
presented, especially on Sundays.
In tho stroots tho costumes worn aro
vory various. You moot porsons
dressed In tho latest fashions; others in
tho stylo of tho ranchcro.
Tho poorer class wear a shirt of coarso
whito cotton, and very wldo trousers of
tho same, and the sombrero, or hat of
Thero aro several vorv picturcsnuo
and Interesting suburbs, such as Chapul
topoo, the palaco occupied by tho Em
peror Maximilian, and on tho samo sito
as tho summor palace of Montezuma II. ;
uuadalupo, Tacubays, Santa Anita and
Although situated within tho tropics.
tho climato is moro llko that of tho Tern-
porato Zone. It is quito uniform
throughout tho yenr. Tho trees aro al
ways grcon, and fruits of somo kind nro
always In soason. There is consldorablo
variation in tho tompcraturo of tho
night and day. Tho sun shlnos very
hot at noon, but in tho ovoning an over
coat is almost a necessity. Persons who
aro not accustomod to tho climato should
wear flannels as much as in tho North.
At this season of tho year it seldom
rains, but during thn months of Juno,
July. August and September rain oc-
I A,.MM l. . r. - - - i
uuib uuuui uvury uiiurnuuu uun uvea
In ancient times it was a sufficient
designation of an unbolievor, a worsh-
proi laisognus, to call him a coun
tryman; a pagan, or dwellor In thn
(Latin) vagus: ahoathon.ordwiillnrnn
V T , f, r haiM- Tho
dwlollor,ln tho clt wr6 Wfls ly
Urban, but hn. nnH Vin ilnnn l..i .i
tho open heath (tho Gothic hathi.) Tho
i ' miuuii, uuuiu uuu
comprehonded God's word. Tho times
nro changed. Tho unbollsvnr. thn
child of darkness, who threatens tho
institutions of civilization. Is a mnmhor
of tho civttas. To tho countrvninn (nn.
ganus) wo now look to nreservo thn
lalth and to furnish tho nolloo tn Irnrm
in check tho wild man of tho city. In
tho ancient days If a man wanted to
avoid his obligations to sooletv. or in
escape tho penalty of a crime commit-
iou against society, ho fled tn thn wil
derness; now ho finds his safest retreat
in tho most donsoly-populatod part of a
great city. He buries himsolf In a
tenement-houso. filled to nvnr.flnwtnn.
with hls'urban follow-mon of tho clan
lioarnoy, who caro less for his
ings and outcolncs than tho bnnsta nf
tho field cared for thoso of tho malofao-
tor of old who hid hlmsell In a cave.
Thero Is somothlng both fe.snlnnt.in
and terrible in tho idea of being lost in
a crowd of bolng with tho crowd, but.
not of it. Tho fooling of loneliness
which takes possession of ono sur
rounded by his follow-bolngs who know
him not and who tako no noto nf htm
is comparablo only to tho sonso of deso
lation which ono might oxporlonco if
loft In solitude and darkness on a wldo-
w m somuae ona darkness on a wldo.
stretching heath atmldnight. The dls.
honored man and thn dish
man, tho brokon In heart and tho
brokon Jn f0. those who seek to bo
wuuro ""-T may pass unnoted In tho
contact- 11 is only when, somo orlmo,
fttonco frightful and mysterious, has
boon committed, and tho nowsr
rnnnrfnra fall t 1 t i nl .
adequate motftflforthe o;
o, that wn
it.. 11 ... . . . ry
miiy appreciau tiro coSait
J .. ... - "
1S f ni.H
mouorn city mo. m American cities
especially, where police surveillance
is slight, and whero an asylum Is afford
ed to Immigrants of all nations and all
glasses, and no questions aro askod, tho
possibilities of passing unrocognlzod
aro muoh bettor than In
city, excopt, porhaps, London. That
cuy, says Mr. John Timbs-who has a
pretty intimate knowlodo-n r it .
, . r- v ia inn
only placo In all Europo whero a man
can find a secure retreat, or remain, If
ho pleases, many years unknown. If
ho pays regularly for his lodgings and
for what ho has to nnt, ,T ftna
Serving hor faithfully In hor day of
dywnnquIrowhonce he JJW
whither ho goes.
at somo of tho moro promlnont features