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ONI! OF HIS NAMK8.
NcTcr a boy had to many name;
Tlicy called lilm Jimmy, and Jim, and Jamc,
Jcems and Jamie; nnd well lie knew
Who It was that wanted him, too.
The boys In tho drect ran after him,
Shouting out loudly, "Jim 1 Hey, J-1-m-m l"
Until the echoes, lltllo and big,
Seemed to bo dancing a Jim Crow Jig.
And llltlo Mabel out In tho hall
"Jlm-mi Jlm-mj."' would sweetly call,
Until ho answered, and let her know
"VVhcro she might And him, sho loTed him so.
Grandpa, R'ho was dignified,
And held his head with an nlr ot pride,
Didn't believe In abridging namci,
And mndo the most that he could of ".T-a-m-c-s 1"
But If papa ever wanted him,
Crisp and curt was tho summons, "Jim!"
That would make the boy In his errands run
Much faster than If ho had said, "My son."
niddy OTlynn could never, It seems,
Call him anything cho hut "Jcems;"
And when tho nurse, Old Mrs. McVyse,
Called him "Jamtnlc," It sounded nice.
But sweeter and dearer than all tho rest,
Was the one pet name ho liked tho best;
"Darling I" he heard It wherever he was at,
For nono but his mother called him that.
11V JIMMV nitOWN.
Thcro novcr Was such luck. I'vo al
ways thought that Til rather liavo a
monkey than bo a nillllonhclr. Tlicro
is nothing that could bo half so splendid
as a real li7o monkey, but of cotirso I
knew Hint I never could liavo ono until
I should grow up and go to sea and
lirtnrr linmn monkeys and narrots and
shawls to mother just as sailors always
do. Hut l vo aetuauy got a nioiiKey
and If von don't believe it lust look at
tlioso pictures of him that Mr. Travers
made for mo and told mo to send to tho
Youtia rcoulc so that Mr. Harper would
know that tlio nioiiKey was genuine nnu
unadulterated. It was Mr. Travers
that got tho monkey for me. Ono day
thoro camo a woman with an organ and
n monkey Into our yard. Sho was an
Italian, but sho could speak a sort of
Kiin-llsh. and sho said that tho "mur-
donn' spalpeen of n monitor was just
wearlmr tho llfo out of her." So says
Mr. Travers. "What will you tako for
lilm?" and says she, "It's firo dollars
I'd bo after selling lilm for, and may
fond luck iro wiilye!"
What did Mr. Travers do butgivohor
tho money and hand tho monkey to mo
saying: "Hero Jimmy! Tako Film and
bo happy." Wasn't I just happy
Jocko that's tho monkey's namo is
tho loveliest monkey that over lived.
Tobr Trier mar talk about his "Mr.
Stubbs." and toll how ho understands
crorrthing said to him, nnd begs for
crullers and all that, but I tell you "Mr.
Stubbs" was just an ordinary Illiterate
rnonkor alongsldo of my Jocko. I
hadn't had hTin nn hour when ho got
out of my arms and was on tho supper
table, beforo I could get him. Tho ta-
blo was nil set and Bridget was just
going to ring tho bell, but tho monkey
dldnH wait lor her. Iosco lilm eating
tho chicken salad was just wonderful.
Ho finished tho whoto dish in about two
minutes and was washing it down with
tho oil out of tho salad bottlo whon I
caught him. Mother was awfully good
about it and only said, "poor little beast,
ho must bo half-starved, busan, now
muoh ho reminds mo of your brother."
A good mother is as good a thing us a
bov deserves, no matter how good lie
Tho salad somehow did not seem to
ngrco with Jocko, for ho was dreadfully
sick that night. Ion should have seen
how limp ho was, just like a girl Hint
lias fainted away and her young man is
Irvine: to lift her up. Mother doctored
lifm. Sho gave him castor oil as if ho
was her own son. and wrapped him up
in h blanket, and put a mustard plaster
on Ids stomach, and soaked tho end of
Ids tall in warm wator. lie was all rignt
tho next day, and was real gratoful. 1
know ho was grateful, becauso ho
showed it by trying to do good to others
at any rato to tho oat. Our cat
wouldn't speak to him at first, but he
coaxed her. with milk, just as ho had
soon mo do. and finally caught her. It
must haro been dreadfully aggrovoking
to tho cat, for instead of letting her
hnro tho milk ho insisted that sho was
hare tho milk ho insisted that sho was
sick and must haro incdicino. So ho
took jsriugers doiuo oi imir uu mm u
uigspuun, umi uiui,ai,BHuiuujii.
When I caught him and mado him. let
tho cat go thcro was about six tabic-
spoonfuls of oil missing. Mr. 1 ravers
said it was a good thing, for It would
imnroro tho cat's voieo and mako her
yowl smoiiior, nnu inai no mm ion iur
w . ... i 11 i l.
a long uu inai sno neuueii 10 do ohcu.
Mother said that tho monkey was cruel
nnd It was a shame, but I know that ho
meant to bo kind. Ho know tho oil
mother garo lilm had dono lilm good,
and ho wanted to no mo cat goon, j
know iust how lie felt, for Pro boon
blamed many a timo for trying to do
good, and I can tell you It alwas hurt
myfeollngs. Tho monkoy was in tho
kitohon while llridgct was getting din-
ner yesterday, and Ho watciied nor uron
. i Sl . , 4.. 1
i io sieaK as n no was iiiuiiiiiiiu in luuin
to cook and holp hor in her work, lie's
that kind and thoughtful. Tho cat was
outdoors, but two of her kittens wero in
tho kitchen, and thoy wero not old
nnnurrh to bo afraid of tho monkey.
. . 1 !,.! t
Wnen uiuner Yassurvuii diiuui hcui
up stairs, and by-and-oy motiior says,
"Whiit's that dreadful smellr" euro's
you're alive, Susan, tho baby has fallen
Into the firo. Kvoryboily jumped up and
ran up stair?, all hut mo, for I know
.Tnnkn wns In tho kitchen. ailU 1 WBS
afraid it was ho that was burning.
IVlmn T trot into tho kltelien thoro was
l V..' I l.....ttl.. nf lin
MBUUYOi)' . " P i. i.l.i
ton's iur was singoing ami snu yw
. i . i . i . i.i.i : i
TOOWlf,', ami mo inner hm u -
2 it,UZ IS
hinovWgs as ailpicrjnnd busy as an owl.
nnd took tho kitten off beforo sho was
lnirnod any oftopt her fur, and when
raothor nnd Susan camo down stairs
n. ....l.ln't imilnrqtniid what It was
41ml Im.l ltnnn liiiriilnir. and (messed tho
ii!iiu .. ... , .. :
vuun. iumo i'"" ot3
l. ri l.nvn nuf. nrrir.n in l nn I in
rri.io ia u tl,n mnnknv hns-dono slnco
t t i.in, i..wiinfnrnvfistordav. FJfher
lina hnon nwav for awcokbut is coming
linnV In n. faw dars. and won't no oo ue-
lighted when ho finds a monkoy in the
vkoi.k l'Ki.i.vs stoiiv. -
t ji.n , (lm ilil llnnln Vnllv
u..l 1. 11... wlllmva .Imvn liv
tho orcok for hours and hours. Whon
; (ii. ,.,.. t l.iHnn-liuiiinr Tlnnln
uiuiuunwu " " to
Foils didn't like compauy, uuiwnon nisi
lino buns' ldlr in tho wator howould toll
Btorles from noon until sundown.
"Do sum cn substlnsobdo matter' ttm
dat do big fish skcot off inter deep water
won day hoars folks n clilnnln" ho
would remark, by way of nuology for
refusing to entertain tho boys on busy
Ono aftornoon the boys camo alone
and, seeing by the empty basket that
Unelo Felix wasn't catching anything,
they began to navo the way lor a story.
Charllo liad a IHtlo book of "nonsonso
rhymes" in his pocket ami, opening It
at a placo where a leaf was turned down,
lie pretended to read.
"Wat dat yo'ro rcadln' P" asked Undo
About tho Jobbcrwock. said
'The Jobbcrwock; did you ever hero
of such an aniinnl?"
Mos1 'ncurs to mo I lias." said
Undo Felix, closing both eyes and let
ting his head fall back against the treo
at the roots of which ho was sitting, for
Unclu Felix novcr would admit his
lennranee of a tlilnir. "Mos' 'pears to
nie," ho continued, "dat us boys cot a
labberwuek way down In do swamp
long whilo back, wen 1 was 'boutyo'
"How did It linimcn. uncle?" asked
John; and tho three hovs huddled around
tho old fisherman, whoso eyes wcro bent
upwards, evidently searching lor mots
In tho topmost branches of the wil
"In dem days." said tho old man",
"vo1 Ilnkln Felix was wukkln for Moss
Hilly, cn dar r.nnudcr darkey named
romp, do same uat was strucK uy
llghtnln' In du yeah '47. In do day
timo wo darkeys hoed co'n, and many
a night wo treed coons In do swamp.
Do las' coon hunt wo tuk toiicddor was
on a cloudy night "bout fifty yeah
back. Wo slipped long inter do hawt
of do woods, tarrin' tro briers cn wadtn'
tro muck, but do dogs fust simoll dis
treo, cn den datwldout lludln nary
coon. Blnicbv old Snap, Pomp's dog,
civ a snort cn was oil. Ob coaso wo
follored heols ober head, cn purty soon
bof (loirs anker'd under a gum tree, en'
gun to rip music omen uero iroais
wussen a whole team ob bullfrogs on
an April ohenln."
"Dat coon's up dis gum,' Pomp sez,
on i sez: -tjoasc no am. nun i umji
snz; 'I sees do moon up dis irum.'
Whnr?' sez me, lookin' whar l'omp
was plntln.' 'Dar,' sez l'omp, sczzco.
Sho' nuf dar wuz a roun' ball of lire
wav up on do top 11m V
" 'Felix.' sez l'onip. kino o' feclin
skeered. 'wut's do moon doin' out on a
cloudy night like dU fur?"
M lev I'lrrna.' says mo.
" 'Lot's run, says Pomp."
"Jess den do moon 'gin to mono, on
Pomp on mo drapped down under do
bushes. Kz wo drapped dar cum a voice
from nuten do hushes uoiiinu us, sarin'
Ki-r-u'iiek ker-wucU! Kcrhoo! ker-iioor
'Lisson,' sez me, glbbin romp's Iiaml a
pinch, but Pomp was shakin' all ober
wld nn nn-or. Den I spy do moon en liel
my bref. Do moon wasuncurlln' hlssolf
on dat lim, en soon I sees dat he hab a
tall cn a head en a body, jess no samo
i'z onnr animul. Do dogs by dis timo
lied 'gun to sneak oil". At dat minuet
dar cum annuder voice from outer de
hushes savin': 'Kcr-wuok! Ker-wuck
Klil..10o! 'u,,,,, nttlo ni
,lnf oh .. i)OU,lc.,.,i i
n,lln,, ,in boshes down eunulo niotm llko
a Hash oj firo. Pomp yelled loud nuf
fur a steam injluo wen dar's a cow on
do track. 'War we scampered will du
four-legg'd moon artor up, do dogs run-
nin' wiiLdor tails twlxt dor legs yelpin'
nn limvllll' (It to kill." '
"Did you get caught, nuclei1" asked
"Wat's dat? Git cotehed? Jiress yo
little soul, honey, wo made tracks outen
do swamp qulokor'sa Hash ob lightnin'.
Uit cotoliedi' iosir-ree.
"Hut what was it the Iouberwoeki'
Undo Felix folded his arms around
his knees and siiuoezed himself as
though to hold in the. laughter will
which ho threatened to explode.
"Hress yo' souls, chillen, it was no
inn' ilo moon i en 11 was ins oiu inn. uu
mine. It was a rale libin eoon.
"Sho's vo' bo'n dat's wat it was, and
dis am do way it happen: Young Moss
Hilly lied cum homo trom school up dar
in Phildolfy. Ho was a jokin' sort ob a
rounir'un. on no coi a coon un ruuucu
him all ober wld fussfurus dat bery
Rubbed tho coon with prosphorus.'
"Deed ho did
rubbed him win uat
8Hiny stuff ho d loam' d' bout at school
un ,j'n sot lmn f re0) ki,ui G' kuowiu'
,iut mo and Pomp d tree lilm lo' nio'iiin
Luwo-a-massy but dem lime uarKoy
wns skou,.ud t0 def fur a nionf !"
.T,,st then Undo Folix felt a nibblo at
his hook, nnd Indicating to the hoys will
KeV(!ral oncnretlo bobs of his head that
i, tli tlmni for tho dar
ho bent to tho task of searching for
Tho Sponge Crop
From tho rccentlr issued report of
Professor Haird, the Fish commissioner
of tho United blatcs, wo glean somo
rerr interesting facts regarding tho
tho way o
recent uovoiopineni oi spongo ciiiiiuo,
mora recent onicrprisej mi
of artillcial propagation o
nmiatlo animals. Professor Oscar
Schmidt, of tho University of iJirat.o
has been so successful in his preiimi
uarr efforts in tho artificial propega
Hon of tho spongo that tho Austrian
Government haro authorized lilm
attempt tho development of tho in
dustry on tho coast of Dalmntiii.rj Tho
process is very simjuu, cuii.iisiiiifjiu w
lecting tho proper season in tho spring,
dlrldinga living marketable sijuigo
Into numerous small pieces, ami Mien
fastening them to sHkos driven Into
sea bottom. T x fragments at o
be'rin to grow jut, nd at tho end t
given timo or u ono becomes an cm
A' corning iu ur. ouiun
I lliron vnnrsi U ,v snlllnlnnt lnnn-th
tlmUtlta from very smalb pieces
" " -omnlm,n,i n"fiftv .irfi-- ?1
this deluded The bderest for three ye.
' i- q ..
Not many years ago tho yellovJ foror
was raging in Huenos Ayres. I ho num-
borof neatlis was incroasinguaiiy in
alni-mlnc rnto. All Irish SO.xtOll I
I nhariro of Ot0 of tllO cemotClioS. As
i p , t .ii.. l i
i , n . - ,
i wn innnmnifr iineomioi mm v uiutvuuu
- j Iio pincoii a sign ouisiuu uiu fjiuvujiuii,
which road as follows: "No oorpsos al
rowed hero oxcontthoso living in tho
nnrrln was six roars old and niuto
modol of propriety; hut ono day sho
shocked ner niomur uy nomg suiuuiuhik
rerv much like ordinary naughty olill-
dron. "Why Cnrrlol" oxclalmed Mrs.
11.. "hnw cnllld roil do Slicll IV tlllllgf"
"Othorllttloirllls lloSO." replied UniTlO.
"Hut that doesn't mako It right, does
itP" asked Mrs. H. "No." answered
..... .,-m ., iil,..nt
unrrio, wiui uwiumwiuui " ''"io
It a gooil deal moro comrauio." uom'
Graclo's first experience In eating a
peach: "Pro eaten it, cloth nnd all,
mammnj now what shall I do with tho
"Papa. I saw a young sparrow fall
out of its nest this morning." "Well,
hat of It. my son P" "Why, I don't
think tho Lord could hnro noted its fall,
becauso tho cat got It."
Clara "Oh! Charley, you naughty
boy! I saw you throw your cigar away
just as i camo around mo corner."
Charley "Why didn't you say you
wanted it? How wns I to know?"
To a llltlo girl whoso mother Is deaf:
Auntlo "Why, Kdith! just look at your
nprou. it is all torn and tiiriy wnat
will mnmmn sar?" Nleco "Oil. she
won't know the difference; sho's terribly
A little fdlow who listened intently to
sermon to children at ono of our city
churches, told tho mlnNler at the close
that he "kept listening to his talk ami
was wnitlng every minute for the sermon
A little boy was walking with his
mamma, and there fell from above on
Is hend an avalanche of soot blown by
the wind from a neighboring chimney.
'Holloa!" cried lie, quite asioutsiicd,
somo nigger snow."
Another lltllo girl, about !1 years old,
wns crying for something nnu day,
when her mother said: "Hush, my
dear; vou know you never got anything
lie ..ri'liur " Dllti.t- nl n llnali llw llllln
girl replied, "Yes, I have a whipping,
many a timo."
"Hoy, what is your father doing to
day?' Well, I s'poso he's failln'. 1 hem
lilm tell mother yesterday to go around
to tho shops and net trusted all she
ould, and do It right straight oil", too.
or he'd got everything ready to tall
up to nothing" 'eopiln' that."
The llltlo ones will keen on saving
things. SIx-vear-old Mabel N industri
ously engaged in "cleaning out" a pre
serve jar which nor moiiier nun just
emptied. Four-year-old Hobby looks at
her a wiiilo and men oiurts out, "bay,
sis. don't vou wish you cold turn It in
side out, so's you could lick It?''
"Father." nsked little Johnny, "when
you was a boy did you uu to think what
a great man you would ho when you
grow up?" "I supposu so," said his
lather; "wny no you ask matt"' "i
don't. know,'"' roplfod Johnny, "only I
heard vou sav lust night llmt llfo was
full of disappointments; that was all."
Little Gertrude was learning to read,
nnd when she read, "A dun cow," her
sister said, "Now, Gertrude, thatdoesn't
mean a cooked cow." She replied, in
tho quickest way: "I know that; it
means one you dono milking."
The teacher announced that tho sub
ject of his remarks would ho found in
tiio words, " bom mo i.ord lovetn no
ohasteneth," whereupon tho youngest
member of tho class exclaimed: ' Oh,
don't I know it. and isn't my mother
ust like the Lord." "Theodore,"
grinely interrupted tho teacher, "let
mo hear no moro such speeches." "I
wasn't going to say anything moro,"
sobbed tho boy, "but if Vou think I'm
lying, just look at my back."
A teacher in a lower grade in ono of
of our public schools received a new
pupil tho other day a little Miss of 0 or
7 years, named, say, iiauu urowu.
After taking her name for tho school
rolls according to custom, tho teacher
said: "What Is your papa's name, Ma
tio?" "Mr. Hrown." "Yes, but what
Is his first name?" "Don't know his
name is just Air. Hrown." "Yes, yes
I know' then, as a bright Idea struck
her, "What does your mamma call
him?" "Oli! I know what you mean
now," the innocent child replied; "ma
he calls him a darned old tool! It is
6afo to conclude that tho teacher did not
register the child's father as D. O. F.
llrcrruilni; SjUo of tlio KiirINIi IVdjiIe.
A correspondent of tho Manchester
Guariliun referring to tho statonent that
British heads are smaller than they used
to be. nnd to tho Idea that tills diminu
tion in size is caused only, or chlolly, by
the greater educational pressure oi our
days, says: "I should like to point out
that there is good reason to ferr that
diminution In tho size of tho skull is but
part of a decrease in tho slzo of tho
wliolo oi mo SKoioion which appears io
bo rapidly taking place in this country.
It would bo strange if such a change
did not tako place. For while tho En
glish cllmato is very favorable to tho
vigorous growin oi moso peopio who
breutho puro air and tako a great deal
of exercise out of doors, it is more un
favorable than almost any other ellmato
to tho growth of those persons who do
not get much out-of-door oxoreiso
In the last half contury every year a
largo proportion of the population has
been piuecu miner conuuions which pre
vent it from getting exorcise and pure
air. Half century ago almost all chil
dren could stretch their limbs in rough
exercise on Sunday and week days. Now
that our towns aro so largo thcro are
hundreds of thousands of children and
young people wno navo no piaco to
I nay in mil mo suueis, mm wuuu wiuy
ogln to play roughly thcro the police
Interfere. Hovs who will not haro their
day stopped too ofton become ".seutt
urs." Hors who aro moro easily dis
couraged are, I believe, often driven in
to public-houses mid niusio hulls, and
the habits of drinking, gambling, smok
ing and others which they learn thoro
aro not eonduclvo to physical and moral
growth. The result of tho community's
maunoss in not proviumg piuy-gruuiuia
and public gymnasia (open orery day)
in orery town, and of hoys being really
forced to pass time In drinking and
smoking Is thai In orery town thoro aro
now largo numbers of undorsized men
unfit for hard work of any kind.
In no other country in Kuropo, I bo
lieve, aro so largo a proportion of tho
inhabitants markedly inferior to those
of tho best typo as in Kngland. Tho
connection between badly grown bodies
and bably grown minds and souls Is so
oloso that it Is astonishing that all relig
ious pcoplo do not join in asking the
town councils to provide play grounds,
play fields and gymnnsla. If such places
existed, and boys and young men wcro
not merely allowed but encouraged to
uso thorn on Saturday and Sunday af
ternoons smoking not to bo allowed in
them Manohestor and Salford would
have a much bettor ehanco than thoy
now of have of possessing plenty of
largo-lioartod as woll as largo-hcadcd
in lauitants in mo imuro, line many
rollgious people apparently bellovo that
days of rest aro not mado for men, but
that men nro made for days of rest, and
thoy thcrcforo allow a great part of tho
people of our towns to Lio thu.vletlnis of
Anotlior faot Tho man who knows
you woll may forget all about you whon
you nro ill,
M.V10. "'KM COMJitADl.
A Vivid ind dmr. "I'lBl'irluro of Cnlnrnrin
frrnerynenr l)en Thrniijjli C.iimii mill
Oorno nmt iirr ioclty Clirr til lilulin
Nprinc and (Irorgrtb wn,
Geouoetown, Cot.., Jifly in. With
our competing mntorlal tor variety and
pleasure, the query hns many times
nrlsen, why the Impetus for siglft seeing
and trnvol should be so universally ex
tended to foreign lands, to the exclusion
of definite knowledge of our own sur
roundings. Stllllngthu conjecture how
ever, wo gavo reins to our own enjoy
ment In tho contemplation of what was
beforo us, and after nitlos of travel, over
plain and valley, arrived at Denor, the
heart of Colorado's civilization nnd
Lazy, indeed, must bo tho pen that
would not Incline to enthusiasm in this
almost wonderland of experience.
Deliver, though still out union;- the
plains, is pleasantly located upon roll
ing lands that hint tho mountain gran
deur fourteen miles beyond. While
it is not our purpose to
enter into the detail already
familiar through commercial Inter
course, yot it pertains so maryolousl.y
to tho lusthetle, that to pass It by, would
be an Indignity, a shame to Indulge.
Nestling among trees and shrubbery,
wo forget that she was born upon a
plain less than twenty years ago, with
out a hit of green to mark the place
of hor nativity.
Arid nnd sterile was her cradle but
with strength nnd growth, ench blad
of grass was nurtured, until to day wo
seo her broad avenues lined with trees
and foliage, her lawns and gardens
bright with colors, concealing moU
dexterously the struggle that promoted
so luxuriant a verdure.
Next In architectural display, sho is
tho peer of her sister cities in her col
lossal structures for business and gen
Native enterprise has been most lav
ish in tho adornment of residences,
hotels and public buildings, uniting as
it has every modern appointment until
wo can scarcely realize that six hun
dred miles of dreary wasto llo between
her and much that would constitute her
base of supplies. Thoroughly cosmo
politan with her driveways and park,
theatres and halls, churches and libra
ries, sho is truly tho "Queen City" of
Again, hor business propority is most
matured. Whilo mining interests have
added directly or indirectly to her na
tive wealth and advancement, to-day
sho stands, through her commercial In
tercourse, tho great distributing centre
of Colorado, and tho ond is not yet. So
with obstructions, natural and compul
sory, no wonder wo stand in awo be
foro the power, that almost in the space
of six days, created out of chaos, so fair
a handiwork. Among her most, recent
gigantic constructions is the Union De
pot, occupied jointly by the Union Pa
cific, with Its branches, and the Denver
and Hlo Grande. In design and archi
tecture, it is most lavish. Upon Its
tower will ho placed an electric light of
ln.OOO candle light power, and when en
tirely completed, with Its lawns, gar
dens ami fountains will be ono of tho
most commodious, eonrenlent, nnd cle
an! structures In this country.
While, however, tho wi.rkot man with
his cities and towns havo beguiled, it is
tho work of God of which wo would
Hoarding tho Colorada Central train
at Denver, wo prepared ourselves for
ono of the most charming seonlo grati
fications it was over our experience to
know. Few realize the vast contribu
tion to comfort and enso our rtilroads
extend to traveller and tourist, but nono
havo conferred moro furors and eourto-
ies, or aided tho slght'Seor by greater
facilities than tho Colorado Central
now under the management of the
Union Pacific. Leaving Denver at au
altitude of 5221 feet, wo began our up
ward pathway to tho mountains. Pass
lug pleasantly and rapidly over iiftcon
miles of plain nnd valley, leaving be
hind us manufacturing establishments,
and later Argo, with horsmolting works
of enormous capacity, wo arrived at
Golden tho "Lowell" of Colorado, and
gateway to Clear Crook Canon.
Hero began tho charm of the trip. With
observation car to assist sight-seeing to
the utmost, tho seonlo ell'eet Is drunk to
Following the stream from whence
this canon derives its name, for miles
the engine forces its circuitous ascent.
Before us mountains grand in shape
and hue, on cither sldo walls of gran it o
thatiiso vertically 1,000 to 2,500 feet
overstandlng dill's so mighty In their
mighty structure that you feel no fear
in passing undernonth; yet, having
passed, Innately thank heaven for a
happy escape; the winding and twist
ing over shifting scones ovortopped by
patches of hhio and athwarted by bits
of sunshino theso aro tho elements of
the trip Still following tho stream that
at times is seething and plunging over
its rooky bod, wo nrrived at Heaver
Hrook, porhaps tho wildest in its loca
tion and surroundings of this canon's
effective wonders. In its vicinity, na
ture has hurled hor rocks m many
fnntastio shapes until in imagination
each can fancy an individual eccentric
ity. Still climbing our tortuous way
among mountains and cliffs, halting
now and again for exchange of tvafiio
that marks for the miner the only soc
ial oxeitoinont ot the day, passing
placer mining, locations washed again
and again, and at somo points remun
eratively so by the patient John China
man, we at last reach Hlaokllawk at an
altitude of 7075 feet amid tho center of
tho mining district. Horo, mining dl
rootly or indirectly is tho routinoot nil
its labor. From this point to Control
Citv. a distanco of onomiloby roadway,
la a continuous trail of cabins nnd
houses that know no distinguishing
foaturo between tho two towns, yot aro
under dllleront corporations and may
orally control. Hero lies tho climax of
.tho Colorado Central's onglncorlng
To overcome the rapid nscont of
over five hundred feet from Hlnok
Hawk to Central City, wo start upon
tv most orratio rldo. With bravory
and daring our engine begins Its as
cent of tho mountains, now backing
for half a mile, halting i..d with turned
switch ngaln darts forward and up
ward over chasm and gulch then
over the city whoso depth wo left not
many moments ay), around precipices
nnd hol'hts,backwi.rJ nnd forward each
stride addlng.elevatlon to our cousc,
until ,ho Iron horso apparently worn
oat with mighty effort, soothes nnd
hisses his entrance to tho little mining
vlllafcoof Central City, B.fllOfoot abovo
sea level and ono terminus of
road. Hor.o rich In continued How of
mineral both silver mid gold Its Inhab
itants know no other life than mining.
Houses upon crag nnd base, knoll and
valley, in novelty vied with previous
Again pursuing our adventurous
pleasure wo hero sought variety by
mounting the primitive coach, nnd
with driver eccentric in history and in
illvliluality.thogulfh ringing with many
a laugh and merry jost, wo traced tho
downward mountain effects of Virginia
canon for a distanco of six miles. Upon
mountain slopes wo sighted the pros
pector's course through his trail of
gophcr-llko holes, ami then again
inhaled tho fragrance of myriads of
wild roses, facing formidable precipices
and rounding dextrously yawning
chasms, guided always by tho saucy
streamlet at our side, we finally reached
tho plain that heralded to u s, one of
tho pleasurable resorts of Colorado.
Idaho Springs. Hero, shclte.'ed
on nil sides by mountains, with
dainty houses and bits of green,
possessing springs renowned for medi
cal virtues, wo found indeed a fitting
home for invalids and tourists. Not
nlono for this however, lay tho charm
of Idaho Springs. Within three miles,
on the summit of Hollevuu iiiguntaln,
nl au elevation of 11,000 feet lay tho
very acme of our trip.
This "Look out" point, mado famous
iV Hierstadt's "Storm in the Kooky
mountains," unrolled a panoramic view
before which wo stood with uncovered
leads. To the oast lay the plain, appar
ently a vast Nlieet of water in whoso
midst a lino of green traced Denver,
thirty miles away; to the south a con
tinued lino of myriads of elevations,
tinted in shadows ami misty in lines,
sighting the peaks famous for their at
titudes; to tho west the vast undulations
of the snowy range, crested with white
lining the summit of tho
wliolo mountain sweep whilo
it our feet lay gorges and chasms,
running streams and verdant valley,
tracing their travels until lost in the
misty distance of their source. Never,
while memory lasts can this wonderful
sceno bo ellaeed ! Pen may trace, can
vas pieturo, but only in tho personnel
of reality can wo feel tho immensity of
lids gigantic upheavel, suggesting theo
ries man is powerless to discuss.
Koturning to Idaho .Springs tho pull
ing engine onco again follows tho "Clear
Crook" stream of our former acquaint
ance, and wo enter Georgetown, tho
northern terminus of tho Colorado Cen
tral. Again we view a town surrounded
by mountain heights at an altitude of
S.fiiJU foot, outer a hotel with modern
furnishings and gratefully nestlo under
blankets for the night, conscious of n
neighborly stove, a requirement at all
times in this high altitude.
Hero again aro enchanting views and
remarkable scenery. At one glance we
take in tho foaming sprays of "Tho
Hridal Veil" and "Deyil's Gate" only
the wise can clear the mystery of their
dose associations! Another charming
resort of this locality lsGroon Lako hid
den away among tho mountains nt an
iltitude of 10, '100 feet abovo sea level.
Supplied by hiddon springs, it gives
back its omcrald hues from tho moss
covered rocks that form its bod. Pic
turesquely nlluring wilh its surround
ing mountain heights and mnssivo
rooky formations hurled In fantastic
shapes. Wo griovo that wo must bid
adieu to a spot that wo may
not seo again. Also in the
vicinity of Georgetown, situated
as it is at tho base of tho Snowy Kango
aro many of those olovatod points from
ncowho can bo viewed tho majesty an
glory of her surroundings.
Thus terminated a trip which for
variety and ell'eet, could havo few poors,
and when this artist dreamland can bu
moro generally known, It will have a
future golden, In Its culturo of tho
Dinner In France.
1IY JOHN llt'ltAND.
nintini- Iii l-'rnnen Is sminnsed to ho
the ono great erent of the day. So it
I., luif imt linp'iiwi. It I n fnndimr nncra-
Hon. On tho contrary, this French meal
. . i 1. 1..1. 1 1
is a iiomesiio symposium, in viiiuu uuiui
and heart tako precedence of tho stom-
.w.li Tim (ntfiriwf. niiil viilnn nf a meal
in Franco depend moro on tho social
.. i t i.i i i.
man on mo culinary eiemem. uin ismiu
Walton's dictum that tho company
makes tho feast, and not tho food, is of
special significance In Franco. One
. . 1 II.., -.1
rarely sees a rreuenmaii timing niunu,
nnt f.ii- Hi. i rnnsnn tlmt. bn wants somo
one to look at, or to drink with, but be
causo ho wishes somo ono to talk to.
Conrorsatlon, accordingly, renders tho
I'Toncli tauio uniquo. i am ineimeu io
flilnl.- that the modern French dinner-
tablo Is tlio substitute for the old union
to which tho "feast of reason and tho
How of soul " used to bo wholly eoniiu
ed. In any orent, tho chief attraction
of tho French table nowadays Is conver
"Long John" Wentworth, ex-mayor
of Chlcogo, Is entirely bald, excopt a
llttlo tuft of hair behind the ears, anil on
ono occasion, when riding in tho cars,
ho frequently took off his hat and
scratched tho baok of his cars, whon a
waggish backwoodsman shouted,
"Strangor. drivo'om up Into the" clear
ing and vou can catoh 'cm all iu live
Mamma "Why. my dear Willlo,
what In the world Is tho mntter with
llttlo Oscar's head?" Willlo "Well,
we're nlavlng 'William Toll,' and somu-
how my arrow won't hit tho applo, but
keeps pluggln' his eyes and nose."
A nowlv-marriod lady was tolling nn
othor how nlely her husband could
writo, "Oh, you should just seo somo
of his lovo-lettors;," "Yes, I know,"
was tho. freozlng reply; "Pro got a
bushol of thorn at homo in my trunk."
WIT AND HUM OK.
When Is a literary work like smoke?
mien it conies in volumes.
Why Is the letter G llko tho sun? He
cause it Is In the center of light.
What 1m that which shows others what
It cannot seo Itself? A mirror.
Why Is tho lettler N llko n faithless
lover. uecauo it's in constant.
How docs a cow become a landed es
late? Hy turning her Into a field.
Why Is whispering a breach of good
manuersr Jiccausc it is not aloud
What Is au old lady in tho middle of
mo river iiKei" Uko to be drowned.
hat word may bo pronounced
quicker by adding a syllable to it?
Why Is a miser llko a man with a
short memory? Kocano he Is always
How does n sailor know there is a man
In the moon? lkcau-e ho has been to
Tho boy who was kept after school for
bad ortfiogrnpliy said ho was spell
hound. A eoiniinllnir hntid "nil! Wnxt" savs
generously of" another that "It slanils
The old Testament will not be revis
ed for three years yet. Peopio will
havo to break the ten commandments
n they are for tho present.
Tho meanest girl in thu universe
lives in Philadelphia. "Pa," she said,
"I do wish you would lend mo your
lovely red nose to paint my cheeks
Why Is.ii fool in high station like a
man in a balloon? lieeatiso everybody
appears llttlo to him, and ho appears
little to everybody.
Sad ease: The girl who was locked
In her lover's arms for three hours and
a half explains that It wasn't her fault.
She claims ho forgot the combination.
Thu momentous question Dear little
wife: "Well, Charley Is on board by
this time, but oh, dear! Look, mam
ma, if hu hau't left ids life-preserver
neiiinui" luannnu: "liy mo way, do
you know, dearest, did he pay his ihsur
A California miner tho other night
displayed no religious sentiment in his
discourse. Ho blasphemed llko a Me.l
otn niulo driver, and tore round gener
ally. Yet when called upon, ho gave
every cent he had for the benefit of the
heathen. Hut ho wouldn't have done It,
if the heathen hadn't held four aces to
his three jacks.
.Some servant girls aro very Ignorant.
When a lady retired for the night she
took out a glass eye and gave it to her
maid. Hridget received it with extreme
nonchalance, laid It on the tahlo ami
then stood In the attitude of further
waiting. "What are you waiting for?"
asked her mistress, "For thu other eye
niai'in," replied Hridget.
Young man (in tho bright revised
version of whoso youth there Is no such
thing as a first commandment with
promise) "Mamma, do you know I'm
real glad you're my mother?" Mother
(equally surprise'd anil touched)
"Why, my dear son?" Young man
"HeciuiMj you can't ever bo mv mother-in-law."
"Yes, sir, I was onco connected with
the press," said Mr. Jurrings; "I re
member it well; It was one night at a
circus, whim a big storm camo up, and
the crowd all wanted to got out nt the
samo moment, it's the only time I over
had anything to do with the press, and
I'm glad it was thu hist."
to break tho Sabbath if it was all dono
on that day."
Attorney. "Have vou ever
to this court before, sir? Wllne
sir; I have been hero often." .
"I la, ha! Keen hero often, havo you?
Now tell tho court what for." Witness,
slowly, "Well, I havo been at least a
half a dozen times to try and collect
that tailor's hill you owo mo."j
On board a North river (New York)
steamboat au old lady said to a very
pompous looking gentleman who was
talking about a communication: "Prav,
what is stoamP" "Steam, ma'am, "is
ah! steam is eh! ah! steam Is
steam." "I know that chap couldn't
tell yo," said a rough-looking fellow
standing by, "but steam is a bucket of
water in a tremendous perspiration." ft
'And soold Jlinniy McGinn is dead,
saidGull'oy, the other day; "woll, I sym
pathize with him very much I feel for
him." "Feel for him -why he's dead,"
said a friend; "and besides I thought ho
was your worst enemv." "Yes, I know
all that," replied Gu'ffoy, thoughtfully,
"but just think how tho old seoundre
must bo suffering now."
It wns a Hoston girl who nsked, "Why
is it that two souls, mated in thu Impen
etrable mystery of their nativity, lloat by
each other on.tho ocean currents of oxis
loneo without being instinctively drawn
together, blended and beautllleil in tho
assimilated alcmbio of eternal love?"
That is au easy ono. It is because but
ter is forty-live cents a pound, and a
good sealskin saoqiio costs as high as
..10O. Tho necessaries of life must ex
perience a fall in price beforo two souls
will readily blend in the assimilated
alenihio and so on.
Llfo is a strange mass of eoiidradie
tions. When you expect least enjoy
ment you obtain tho most; whoro you
think you have given the most satis
faction, you havo given the least. When
you nro sick, you would bo well: When
wen, you try to uo sick. v lien you tun
cy yourself tho wisest of men, you nro
tlio dadoist of fools. Tho jirl you are
most In love with, is least ill lovo with
you. What you cannot get you would
obtain; what you havo you do not
Tho Great Wall or China.
An American engineer who, boingen-
f;aged m mo construction oi a railway
u China, lias had unusually favorable
opportunities of examining the famous
Great Wall, built to obstruct tho Incur
sions of tho Tartars, gives the following
account of tho wonderful work: "Tho
wall is one thousand seven hundred and
twenty-eight miles long, eighteen feet
wide and fifteen feet tliick at tho ton.
Thu foundation, throughout, Is of solid
granite, tho remainder of compact ma
sonry. At Intervals of between two and
three hundred yards towers riso up,
-nt,-.flv. In ll, f,.,.t 1,1, rl. ,1
mnuj-itiu ,W J .VUW ...11, ......
twenty feet in diameter. On the top of
the wall, and on both sides of it,, aro
masonry parapets, to enable the defend
ers to pass unseen from ono tower to
another. Tho wall Itself is carried from
point to point Inn perfectly straight line
across valleys and plain and over hills,
.without tlio slightest rogard to the con
figuration of tho ground, sometimes
plunging down into abysses a thousand
feet deep. Hrooks and rlvors nro
bridged ovor by the wall, whilo on both
banks of larger streams strong llankiug
towers aro piacou.
Hop Hitters Is not, In any sense, nn nlcbollc
licvcriiitc or liquor, and could not bo wild, for
use. except to jwreons dealroiis of obtaining
OltF.KN II. IIAUM,
U. 8. Com'r Internal Ilcv.
ItfitMWon It, V,, Sept. St, 1870.
De.ir Sir Why don't ynu cot n ccrtlflct
from Col. W. II. W.. of ll.iltlinorc, Miotvin
how lip rureil lilmclf nf dninkciiucM by tlio
help of Hop Hitters. Ills U a wonderful cane.
t..l. . II I.. 1..!. ....... V I.- -,,
,1111 ItlltJlllI III JllllU-ILI ... 1., IIJ Ull
tlicdrlnkhiK people there. Ilo Is known In this
city, Cincinnati, New Orleans, New York; In
fiict. nil over the country. n lie has riicnt tlioiis-
ainl of dollars for ruin. I honcsllr believe his
card would lie Worth thousand of dollars ta
you in Hit' city nnd Jl.iltlmnrc alone, and make
thouraiiiM of roller men bv huhiclni! the use
of your Hitters. J. A. W.
ii.-u . .i i.i... ...ir...i i..
itiiiin jviim mil iitiiiKiiiii rimiivii nil u mil
of inlM-ry under tlio care of several of the best
..l... -i.. i .. i... i.... .ll--.
ill riLiiinr, 11 in, u.ii ui'i iiis-j.ipu i ill inun iiiiuius
.... .n1l..f ...i ....... .l. f ........... i ... ... I..
mi! un ii-iii-i Him inn. nil- in ii-i-Kiimi Hi lis III
inl health by Hop Hitters, that wclind Ixiolieil
.. ...1..1.... ...1....11 ii .1.. i
it i iiiiiji'iii nviiiiu ii-miik ii. ii u i .iriiefin iiu-ru
and prny that no ono el'U will let their sick
MitTt-rns ie did, on account of prejudice aipdnst
so uihkI medicine as Hop Hitters." The
Milton. M.. Feb. 10. 1).
Having ned Hop Hitters, the noted remedy
fur dub II v. ncrvotllie. lnillL'etloti. elc.'f
have no Iies'lt.itlon In ivlnir that It Ii Indeed nn
excellent mcdlclm1, mill recommend It toanyone
lis n limy ionic imicrs,
lti:v. Mas. J. 11 KM.(iOOl).
T i1if1hif,l til (tinrrt Viitir nillnrlliriirtil if
Hon Hitters last vcar. because I then HiniiL'tit.
Ibev mlirlit not be promotive of tho catn-e of
Temperance, but llnd tlicy lire, nnd a very val
uable medicine, myi-elf mid wife bavlm; U-eu
(ircallv lienelltted by them, and I take great
pieanrc in inaiiiiiL' inem kiiohii.
Ili:v. 0UII. 8K..11AA,
Editor lfomt .VoidW, Aflon, N V.
.S'i i,. X. V.. Dee. 1, H7i.
I am thu l'ator of (he D.iMlt Church hero
and nil i-diicnled physician. I am not in prac
tice, nut urn in v sou- lainny pnysiciau, nnu nil-vi-u
In many chronic caes. Over n jear airo I
recommended your Hop Hitters to mv Invalid
Mlfe, Mho has been under medical treatment tit
Albany's bet physicians several ears. She has
been uri-.it ly liciicllttc-il and still ii-c (lie medi
cine. 1 Mlce she wilt become tlnirouuhly
cured of her various complicated dl-e.i'cs by
incir ii-c. we ik nn rccommcnn incm u our
friend", mimv of hum have also been cured of
thclrvarlims ailments bv them.
Itr.v. V.. It. WAItl'.KN.
4'iu-t-il of li-iiilin;r.
"A iitimr fr!iinl of mini, wiiti fiin-,1 nf nn In.
satlabfe thirst for liquor that hail so pro-trutu!
hlsMMem that he Mas unali'e to do nnv bnl-
iic-s. He was entirely cured ny the use or Hop
Hitters. It nllared all that biirnlnu' thirst: took
away tho iiiipetltc for liquor; made his nerves
stc.iilv, ami bo lias remained n sober and Mcndy
man for morn than two years, mid ha no desire
lorciiirn to bis cups mid 1 know of a number
if others that have I urn cured of drlukini: bv
It." From n icadlni; it. It. U11lcl.il, Chicago,
Wlt'Iil iir Oi-i-fr.viitcti.
"I believe It to be all wrom: and even wicked
for elerirvmcn or other nubile men to bo led liiti
ulvlnc testimonials to iii ick doctors or vile
stuns called ineiiicincs, mil wnen a really meri
torious article Is made un of common viiluablo
remedies known to all, and that all phvslclans
u-cMinu irui in u.iuy, uu snmim irceiy com
mend It. 1 therefore chccrfullv and heartily
commend Hop Hitters for the tfood tlicy bav
lono nie umi my incnu, iirmiy nuiicvm; iney
liavo no ennui for family ue. I will not bo
itliout them. l!ov. -,
Washington, I). C.
A iriKid HantNt clerirvman of Heriren. N. Y..
n slroti); temperance man, sulfercd with kidney
irniinie, iieuraiuia ami dizziness iiimnmouunii
lien, over two. vears after lio was advised that
nop iiiucrs woimi cure nun, uci-aw-e no was
afraid of and prejudiced uKalnst the word "bit
ers." since ins cure lie says none need icar
ut trust in imp imiers.
Mv wife and daiediter were made bc.ilthv bv
the iVc of Hop Hitlers and 1 recommend them
to my people Melliodlst Clergyman, .Mexico,
I had severe attacks of fi ravel nnd Kidney
trouble; was unable to Kct unv medicine or
doctor to euro mo until 1 used Hop Hitters, and
thev cured Hie In n short lime. A dlstliijnilslieil
lawyer and IcmiHirance orator of Wayne county,
. s- i
Although not a day pasoj that does
not contribute its quota of indisputable
proofs of thu great good conferred upon
thousands of peopio by w!o investments
in Life Insurance, vet "wo llnd many who
stand in doubt aliout availing them
selves of thlsblessing, caused sometimes
by disparaging remarks of peopio who,
ignorant of its principles, try to uppear
wNe bv eondeniing that whl'eli thoy nev
er understood, thus accomplishing ft
much greater amount of mischief in iv
moment than they could remedy in a
vcar. In such cases there is no doubt
but tho "sour grapes" fa bio comes iiv
somewhere. Wo can recall romnrks
made live y- nrs ago about tho Centen
nial Mutual Life Association of Bur
lington, Iown. "It won't exist a year,"
then "two," &o., somo of tho prophets
have ceased to exist. Tho Centennial
still exists, with all tho appcaranco of
vigor enough to last n Century. Thoro
Is no safer nor ehoaper Company in tho
Country. If vou decide to join tho
"wise men." aildress C. .1. Wcathorby,
General Agent, Lock Draw 101), llur
llngton, la., for Insurancu or Agency.
irai-nvmi n ilmiohtitr tn I'fliiriltP 9 If ftfl. don't fall fa
n'H-l fur now prtwpettui of Cullnnun C'ulU'Ki' lc
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