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SQUIDS AND ABALONES.
CHINESE FI8HERIE8 ON THE ROCKS
OF THE PAOIFIC.
HM tnunKa uf Aala Which Dot the
California Count for Mllna A Molluak
WhoM Grip Is Dungoroua to the Va
The tourist visiting the Pncino const
finds fow stranger things tlmu tlio cumns
of Chinese iiKhenuou along tho shore in
sheltered covos from Sun Diego north to
the KJouiutli. Ihoso numns look na if
thejr wore older tluui the discovory of
Amenon, so woutnor beaten are tlio rod.
wood Bhantiui. It is impossible to ascer
tain the results or prouta uf those usher-
r , r.- r
VUXAOR OP ADALONK FIKHKIIH,
lea, for a large part of the product 1h
dried and Hunt to the flowery kingdom
for solo, and the Chinese are proverbially
close mouthed utsmt their business.
The jwo must interesting features of
the Chinese " 'loug shore" industries lire
undoubtedly tho mjnitl and the uhitlone
fisheries, both of wliicli run bo observed
In tho Bay of Monterey, which in in fiu.-t
the oeutor of tho squid business, but not
pf the abalono, tlio latter brinr mom or
loss known to the entire cooat of ( 'nlifor
nia, especially off Ban Luis Obispo mid
On tho shores of Monterey Utiv, south
of the old town, uro the remain of tho
onoe tlourisliing works uf a whaling cum
pany. "Tlio (round," writes recent
visitor to the place, "is nil s saturated
with oil that it gives under foot liko a
poor ' aaphaltuiii p:ivemunt on a hot Au
An occnsionul whale and good many
basking sharks uru still trie! out for
their oil either hero or on tho shores of
Cannel bay, six miles walk, mid between
the two whaling camps are the ChitHse
villages for sq.ttd fishing mid nbuloue
On tho rounded IkiwMciv Mow the
cliff, iu the mid.it of "unspeakable dirt,"
are the Chinese shanties and hundr ed
of drying frames of pine laths. Those
frame ore covered for many weeks in
the autumn with the oily squid, a fish
abont us long u. one's hand. They enter
the bay tn vast schools and are netted
by tons. They are split ami boned, dried
for two days on the frames and then
thrown on the Kind tocomplcte the proc
ess of drying. The packing is done by
tnunplinif them close together in great
sacks. Cod and halibut com and go,
but tho great school of s.pii I, which
no Amoriraii will eat, lire the main re.
liunoo of the Chinese tt-hitig companies
of the region.
The Chinese villages, ns wvu lu the
afternoon from the bay, with their junks
and Intocn sailed fishing craft drawn up
on the beach or romiug in with their
freight, tho widespread nets, tho
children In rod ami yellow, the curious
buloonles projicting ovur the wuler,
the flags and high scaffolds, und
acres of dryin fi.-h, nil seem to be
thoroughly Asiatic, uud tho Ai.t ulso of
the grout Mongolian lowland- of sleepy
rivers uud squalid little fi-lung villag.-s,
such as travelers in China diweriUi.
BoniotimeH the Caiueie bull loll the cliffs,
but by fur tho greater put of their
"camps" nre sot "Is-twecti sen and cliff,"
and often miles from ntiy town or rail
road. There are Italian fishing villages, too,
but these are not uulikosuch village the
world over, and they aru lar less pictur
esque Uian timet) of the Chinese. Tin y
are perhaps scon nt their best on San
Francisco uud Tointilcs bays. The Ital
ians never go very for from their mar
kets, for they aim to supply all the food
fishes and leave tho aqnid and nbuloiivs
to the Chinamen. Crulm and shrimps
ore gathered in by Italians, l'ortih'ieao
and Chinamen iiliku. Tho oyster trade
Is lu theliundsof Itjillansaiul Americans,
the latter roiitr.llinj some of the larger
California com iuiIom.
But the most curious f'l prcsluct of
the Pacltlo coast is probably that beauti
ful and useful mollusk the abidoiio.
Which has made many a Chliiaiiiau rich
enough to return to his native land, liny
rice farm uud sot tie down as tlio nabob
of his village. The abalouu is a uui vulvs
A rovxa ciiiMMB abaiam cattiirr.
aud clings like a 11 in sit to the rocks,
Its single shell Is ear shaped, and many
specimens have la-en found that were
nearly ten Inches lu length and eight In
Width. The "abalono jewelry" Is made
from a suiull button of pearly accretion
la the middle of the shell.
The abalono exists la Its fullest per
fection south of 8un Pranolsco buy, but
It is found for many uillos north of the
Oolilen Uuto. It thrives along the coast
of Jlaja, or lower California, as far as
Cape Bt. Lucas. There aro two varle-
iX JjsS- Srilc?Mtrrarf
Immense slock White and Decorated Dinner, Tea and Toilet Sets, in Stone China,
Cutlery and Silver-Plated Ware. I will duplicate tho prices of Northern houses, both at
buy. WE CLAIM TO
ties, one with dark sliHls, the other wiFt
KddlBh shells, both boinir nlll ,.1
Inside. When ground from the outside,
so as to Bhow tho red and black alternat
ing with the tinted mother-of-poarl, the
effect is very attractive.
The abalono used to lie one of the most
common of Pacifto coast shells, but the
Chinese discovered its edible qualities,
and bogau to thip to of dried abalones
to Chliiu, Tho buslneas soon became so
profitable that colonics of Chinese dotted
the coast from Santa Cruz southward,
and thousands of shells still lie on the
cliffs to murk their camps. Only a few
years ago any one who wished could
easily fiud abulones so largo that when
well pouuded, sliced and friod three
were an abundant meal for a hungry
man, but most of them now are qnite
small, hundreds of shells not being larger
than a watch case.
The flesh is whito, nutritious and very
palatable. I have many times token a
tuck Hilda cnsikod bit of iron to pry
tho abulones off the nicks, and followed
the rctreutiu.'C tidos a mile westward
down the dripping shale searching the
:revioes tor choice specimens for the
hoys in our siuiiimt cabin on the Estero
jliffsto fry for dinner.
In Southern California a scorn of yoars
go it was n very common thing for
jpauiiinls vl. i hud a saddle horso of
which they were particularly proud to
:ovcr the bridle, reins and trappings
vith bits of p dished abalouu shells, ond
Ihey certainly were much prettier and
tasiur to carry than the heavy silver dol
lars which were spiked in patterns over
tho saddle leathern a fow years liter,
uud were Isired and hung irom then-ins.
Thus far in t 'lis narrative it would seem
that there isu ithingdaugcrousubout the
gentle itbalon He is simply a large
shellfish, clin ;lng to the rocks near low
tido wntcr murk, and he has seemingly
no defense whatever against his numer
ous fis-s. But in several well authenti
cated case the nbitlonu has dosorved the
title "dangerous." In 1H73, on tho coast
of Monterey county, a Cliiuamen dlsap
Dcarod from a large camp of abaloBe
fishers, They were working on shares
ami great emulation existed, so It was
thought that he had ventured too far
and that the incoming sea had swept
him away. But in u few days his body
was discovered Is-'Ut over a crevioe, his
hand held fast bv anubulone, und firmly
securtsiiu till jsisitiou, unalile to dHcajie
ami tin) far finui ramp to make his cries
heard, tho poor fellow had seen the tide
rise inch by inch till it drowned him.
He had lost the small flat bar of Iron
used for loosciing large nlialoiies from
the rocks, and seel tut a very large speci
men far down lu tho crevice had inad
vertently pluc si himself at such a dis
advantage thii he could not exert suffi
cient Kiivun';: to withdraw his hand,
nor to break I le shell, nor even to force
his bund furth -r in so as to destroy the
firm rlap of the mollusk. Tills sad
event caused abalono hunters to desert
the camp at once, mid the place is still
known us "Chinaman Point."
DKVINd Sol'lll AT A CIIIMSK
Ttu'n' is als. a story told nmoiig some
of tl Id families in San Luis nbissi to
tlio effect thnl a young Mexican who
went nut on t! o n ks at low title to pro
cure n very lingo aluilonu shell to take
ovit the Cmi-t range to lircsent to a
young lady wm caught In liko manner.
and waving hi rod scarf and shouting
for help was dragged loose by half a
dozen men, who reached the place while
tho title was rapidly rising alsive his
Even tho oiilinary sized altalones re
quire u strong jerk to get them from the
ns k. It is pmhuhlo that the largest
abalono that ever grew con' I be taken
off by any vr -on if It was done quickly,
but the slight mt delay would bring one
to grief uul'tss ho bad a lever handy.
The shell is so I its Ad anil flat that It can
not ls scire 1. The only wny is to In
sort the finger i or sumo Instrument be
nenth the is,.e, which is usually raised
half an ini'li fi mi tho nek.
The old American settlers near the
sea oast have learned to value tho alia
lone highly us furnishing an epicurean
feast when properly broiled und served
piping Ins;. lint few tmslerii cooks know
how to prepare abaJone, ami tlio tooth'
some morse! it. fast Wotulng a tradition.
Ho Indefatig ihlo In Its pursuit art the
Chinese that III a decade or two mors
this curious ami delicious mollusk will
probably Is- almost extinct
Cu.mt.Ks Howard Biiikn,
Ths lh-rllu of the Whaling Industry,
New Jledfor l, Mass., whs at ono time
the greatest w iallng (sirt In the world.
With the divlnio of tho whaling Indus
try, however, mills worn erected, and
now the town liaslstcotuea m.tnufuctur
lug rather than a seaairl town. Adoten
abandoned whalers lying at tho docks
tell of lon.f int days. It Is strange
fact that tlio timlvers of a whaling vessel
sel.loiii divay. Tlwy Injooiuh so perme
ated with oil that they are capable of re
sisting tiiiu's rnvagiii for a long time.
Hut their ps-ullar shape nllers them
nseleas for nth r traflic. What whaling
is now dime Is mostly In the hands of
The Wcnllh at llontliirma.
Tlio recent discoveries of roul in north
ern Honduras w em likely to prove to be
very iiiisiriutit. Iturlngs have rcvoolad
iHJsides theiM.il valuable deptmltsufsslt,
veins of tialiir.il gus and artesian wells
of considerable mnvnltudn. The conn
try Is In an natisimlly pmspiTous condi
tion. During tlio year ii.oou,(l bunches
of bananas were tniortwl, lssides large
iuaiitllie of orange and rsKoanuts.
laliognny Is also sent tint of Ike country
by the ship loud.
CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE, JJn Qn LAfs H CUTLERY AMD SILVERWARE.
CAlUtY ONE OF THE MOST COMPLETJS STUUliS 1XN xiiJi
DAILY CITIZEN SUPPLEMENT-SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1890.
THE NEW QUARTERMASTER GENERAL
Unit. Col. Rlehsrd K, Batohatder and
His Publlo Oinw,
Lieut Ool. Richard N." Batchelder,
who was recently aDDointed onarter-
master general of the U. 8. Army, Is a
native of Meredith, N. H., and Is 88
yoars old. The office whloh he hot been
called upon to fill is considered to be the
most Important In the staff departments
of the army.
Mr. Batcheldor's life has been a bnsy
one. Immediately after he left school
he was associated
with his father In
the building of
railroads, and as
early as 1858 he
was mode one of
the board of dl
rectors of the
State bank, and
it was not long
before he was
given an import-
Bicbaro n. batch- ant part in tho
bluer. management of
tha ttty bank. His connection with
those institutions was only severed when
the lata civil war broke out.
In the struggle which followed he
played an imisirt.mt part and his fine
quaVitioa ns a reader and leader of men
found quick and oompllmontary recog
nition. His first civil UDDointment was tn the
important position of collector of the
city of Manchester. He was afterward
elected todhe legislature of New Hamp
shire and served for two tonus.
It Wm Hfrniitly flonsxnmtiHt With Im
Amid a scene of solemn splendor and
imposing ceremonies, and graced by the
presence of many high church dignita
ries, the Romuu Catholiu cathedral of
CATH41JC CATIIFIiRAt. OK ST. rSTBR AND
Saints Prkr and Paul, on Logan square,
Philadelphia, was consecrated a few days
The consecration cereiuouv proper be
gan at a quarter past 8 in tho morning,
wheu Andibishop Ryan headed a pro
cession which slowly wended Its way
three times around the imHiiig Cor
inthian edifice, sprinkling It at intervals
each time with holy water. Then the
archbishop ascended the atrj, and
with tho golden rmzier he carried delib-!
eratoly knocked three times for admis
sion. Father McQtiade ressnidoil to the
summons ami opened the massive doors.
The procession then entered and passed
around the inside of tho church three
times, tho archbishop sprinkling it at in
tervals with holy water, a on the out
A multitude of priests in waiting wore
now admitted, aud the celebration of the
first mass of the day coiumenowL Dur
ing the services the relies were brought
to the main altar, and the archbishop
deposited Uiein In' the altar. The vari
ous other juirt of the church were then
sprinkled and blessed, and the consecra
tion services ended.
Then followed a solemn pontifical high
mass, the scene Isilng impressive In the
extreme. Tho mam sting was the grauu
creation of Beethoven In "C," and the
sermon, in which the significance of the
pomp end ceremonies of the church
were fully explained, was by tho vener
able Cardinal (Hbbuns.
Cnpt. Mumll's Sfarrlsf,
Protmbly there is no captain of any
one of tho hundreds of ocean steam
ers which enavi the stormy Atlantic
between Eun and America whose
name Is more fnuiillar to the ordinary,
nnn-sragolng publlo tlian that of Opt,
Hamilton Mnrrell, K. D. His gallant
resouo of the 74H persons on board the
anfnrtuuato steamor Daninark April A,
18H0, was the act of a true hem, and all
humanity loves and honors a true
For tltat reason the nisrriage of the
gallant captain In Baltimore the other
day was an occtirrsuoe of more tliau or
dinary nubUo In
terest The bride's
maiden name was
she Is one of Uie
op to ths time of
her marriage was
the most alluring
run mum. of .octety's at
tractions In that city. 8hs has ft light
complexion an4 hair, big, gray eyes, and
bar Intelligent face shows hor to bo a
fitting oonsnrt for the oaptaln.
The wedding was ft briulant one, and
the happy principals wore fairly bur
dened down with gifts and good wishes
when they left the Moiiumoutal oitjr for
New York on their wedding tmir lu Eng
land, Scotland and the oontinnnt
tlraad Hnklnf la New York,
Nlne-tauths of the bread eaten In New
York city Is baked at night. Some of
the big bakorb'S never olose. The knead-
Inf la done by niaohine, as is also the
shaping of the long, narrow loaves used
tn restaurants. All otlisr bread is shaped
ill .isi rH. !irs m it sw a I iil
57, 59 and 01 SOUTH MAIN STREET.
THE JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH.
It la Ilelng llultt In Honor of tlie First
Aeipricun .1! lasltinury.
On Aug. I), 17(18, was born into the
world a boy who was destined befuro hiH
career in ripe old manhood was over to
earn for himself a namo and make a rec
ord iu the reli.'rlous world, to bo known,
beloved und honored of all men, And
now, nearly u hundred uud' two years
after his birth, has just been laid the
comer stone of n fitting monuniimt to
his life and holy labors, the Judson Me
morial Baptist church, at tho corner of
Washington place and Thompson street,
in New York city.
Very many years ngo, whou religions
America conceived the idea of sending
Into foreign lauds missionaries beurintf
the standard of Christianity, tho Rev.
Adonirnin Judson was selected us the
man most fitting to bo the pioneer.
Cheerfully he accepted the work assigned
him, and thus he shines iu history us the
first Americsn missionary,
The scene of his labors was among the
fanatical Burmese, and there ho toiled
for a period of forty years. Ho trans
lated the entire Scriptures into the Bur
mese languuifo, uud eventually had the
proud satisfaction of numbering his con
verts by the thousands, But boforo
that happy result had been attnined he
had undergone some terrible siiileriugs.
Imprisoned ut oflo time fur teaching iU
ST' IgB-frSH': "HMirSr )
JVIWOS MKMHItlAI, cnt'titii.
Isdlef, he lay tweuty-ouo lnonths 111 tho
fearful prison of (iimg-Peii-I.a, tit Ava,
subjected to savage cruelties und
marked with scars that he bore to his
dying day. While returning homo from
one of his missionary trips ho died nt
sea and was b iried in the Indian ocean.
And it is to K'iiictuato the memory of
this zealous Christian worker that the
Judson Memorial church is to Iw built.
The concept;. in and execution of the
plan should ho credited to Itev. Edward
Juilsou, the niissioiiurv's ttou.
The church will ls a hniulsoino struct
ure, I Ml feet wide und 1IHI fct d.s-p, und
facing Fifth avenue, opposite tho Wak
ingtun Meiuo.lal mvli. The stvlo of
luvliiteettiro will lw Homani'sipie, nc
centnabsl by a stnm r Hdinixtiiro of the
early busiliea. and tho tower will lie 1(13
feet high. There will bo seven iiingnlli-
cent memorial windows, all of which
are already provided for.
The total o.-t of tho edifice will lie
sao.."!, f which $i:i,n:u has already
A BEAUTIFUL DECEPTION.
Th Mtntge Luke In Out of Hun t'mn-i-laro's
San Frnneiseo has dlscovensl a new
wonder within her bordeis-a mirage
that triinsforiiis the IimikI Mads and
gnvti lawns of Uoldeii I bite park into a
beautiful lake. The phonomeuon may
be scon throughout file day. but shows I
to nest auvautage early lu tlie moruiug
AN KA1II.V MollMNil VIKW,
from point where the main road from
thn McAllister stnvt entrance und flio
North Ridge road iiiitverge. All the
usual detail's of a minero uro carried out,
and to the oWrwr tho ilitutit isslea
triun or wagon on entering the charmed
oonfluus Hpponrs to ls going dsqs-r and
deeper into tho depths of it pi icid lnko
until the center is feiu'lnsl, nnd then to
begin the oittwinl progn-ot. The iiiiragu
can Ix) sts n as long us theiM is daylight,
no matter whether the skies nre clear or
Ths Ural Wtnnsn Lswyt-r In Fraurs.
France is doing her l-.t to kis-n up
with the limes, aud rooontlv turned nn-
I other lap in the raco of progn-ss wlien
sno anniitttsi a woman to tlie pnu'tlou or
the law for the first time. Her iiumn is
Snnnlsa HiUnco mid she is '.'il years old.
She wont to Paris from Uiichaie.n, her
atl.l.K, SAIIMISA UII.SKSCO.
native city, w In n; when she wits only 10
yoars old, she had Inx-ii luiido a bachelor
uf arts, and a year later hud received
the degree of bachelor of science. For
five years she has studiisl iu Purls, aud
her recent surfeits shows that she is a
wtnnannf foivuua well us Intellect, for
hor admission to the bar was bitterly
opptMcd by ninny Influential men.
I v V &
AUBREY'S FAMOUS RIDE.
A Feat That Una Few Parallels In Phj
luul Kmluruiicu und Ursvurv.
"The greatest phyniciil aclovemel
tivor noeomplhihed in this country," stod
Joint if, uratium, "was tlie ride of F. .
Aubrey from thunluznof Santa Fe. N
M., to the publlo sonars at Iiidonendeno .
Mo., a distance of nearly eight hundred
miles, through a country Inhabited by
waiiiKo iniiians, a large part of which
was won a sandy tlesert.
Being urged to give an account of the
grout rido Uruhain procwded:
"It was tibont tho vear 1H31 that A
brey gave his wonderful test of human
wmuranoe, before which all other at
tempts of tho kind palo into insignifi
cance. Ho was a short, heavy set man
SH years of age, in the prime of man-
liiMin ami Htniigth. His business for tn
yoars as a Kauta Fo trader had mode
him perfwrly familiar with the trull
and ull tho stopping places, He was a
perfect horseman, and although there
were great riders in those days, nono of
them carta to disputo the palm with
Aulirov. On a wager of l,nno he mi
dertook to riiV nlono from Bantu Fe to
nilojiondonco Inside of six days. It was
tliirjjy.nino years ago that ho undertook
tho terrible feat. It was to be the su
premo effort of his life, and ho sent a
half dozen of the swiftest horses nhejtd
to ho stationed ut different points for
use in the ride,
"Ho left Kuuta Fo Inn sweeping gallop
and that was Hie pace ho kept up during
nearly every hour of the timo until he
fell fainting rom his fonm covered horse
lu the sqnuro ut IndoiK'iideiiro. No man
could kis p wbh the rider and ho would
have kilh-d every horse iu the west rather
than to have f-iiled in the undertaking.
It took him Just live dnvs nnd nineteen
hours to i r?o,-m the font snd It cost tho
lives of several of his ls'st horses. After
Is'lng carried into a nsnii nt the old
hotel at Independence Aubrey lay for
forty-eight hours in a diaid stnisir before
ho cuttle to his senses. Ho would never
havo n el11 from the Bhock had It
not been for his wonderful constitution.
Tlio feat was unanimously regnrded by
western men ns the greatest exhibition
of strength and endnranuo ever known
on the plains."
"What beciimo of Auhroy afterward'!1"
"Alter his vide ho hcramothe Hon of
tho west and 7iis dlueil nnd feted ut St.
LiouiMis tiiou;;ii lie had lsim a conquer
ing hero. He finally mot his death at
the hand of a friend. (no day In IfCy,
In an altercation with Maj. Kicluird H,
Weightmnn, t''.o great rider was stnblied
to the heart and dropail dead In Santa
Fe. He was burieil In an unknown
gravo and all that Is remeiulsred of Au
brey is his rot.iurkablc ride, Weightman
was tiled uisiii the charge of murder,
but was tirqiiiitcd. nnd joining the Con
federate nrmy was shot ut Wilson's
Creek while leading his brigade into
buttle. Denver Iiews,
Jokea of ltnaliiHa Mi
A well known lawyerand his broker
Mend dropisiil their tickets Into the
gl.ins aquarium on the city hall elevated
station, and as tlio lawyer stopped to
buy the evening piqierK he Jerked down
uud piimcd to his friend's back the large
yellow placard placed under the latent
editions and reading. "Out Today."
"Hello, here, how long have you been
out of Sing Slug?" said a friend, slapping
tho broker familiarly on tho bark.
The broker laughed when shown tlio
card, but insisted on ki vping it
incident had Is-eu forgotten wheu one
day the broker stuck his head Into kin
friend's oilier ulid said: "1 letter come
down the Sound fishing today."
"Can't pos'ihly do it," answered the
lawyer. "Have made mi engagement to
meet some clients hero ou important
business." "All right" snld his friend.
The lawyer wuilisl iu vain for his clients.
Ho heard K-veinl siple Rpproach the of
fice, but no one encored, und when be
left the office ho saw a huge yellow pla
card on his door reading "l Hit Today."
The smile he trl.sl to givo was ft failure.
Now York Times.
Thn lloh Cook Hlpoka.
"Bob Cook's stroke Is the result of
Bob Cisik's exhaustive study of a mini
from his heels to tho crown of his head,"
said a iiiemls-r of tlie Yale nine, "I
have wati-lnsl his Work with our crew
very carefully. Evorylssly Is familiar
with the slice. s ho bus achieved, but it
Is not generally realised that what Is
known as the Bob Cisik stroke is not un
uccldciitul dircovery by this prince of
uthletes, but is the result of years of
painstaking and exhaustive study on the
geiieial subject of the physical possibili
ties of tlio human frame in athletics.
The stroke today is a masterpiece of .ge
nius which has solved the pniblcin of
imiisrtlng the greatest amount of force
to the end of n long oar by the least pos
sible vxiK'ndittiru of strength. That Is
rather a soplmutorlu statement, but it
covers the grounds of Bob Cisik's life
work. A ew lurk World,
How lo Kret Oyatera,
There is uu Ingenious device for keep
ing oysters good in tho shell for several
wisks after they have boon taken from
the wuler. Hitherto this has Issm done
unsatisfactorily by lsiring holes through
the edges of the shells uud locking In tho
ovstors with bits of twisted wire. By
tho new scheme tho edges of the shells
nro dlplHsl into plaster of pails mixed
with certain chemicals that make it
lianl.in quickly, In a fow minutes the
oyster Is' hermetically sealed, und so
strong is the cement that not even the
most muscular mollusk can manage to
gut a breath of fresh air after having
been subjected to this process. Ex
change, Two years ago (bsirge Croft, of Osh
kosh, is., loaned a friend f 10, to be re
turned by mail. Hooti after he got a let
ter unking If ho hud received the money.
Croft replied no. A short time after
he received n letter with thetlolnR,
and the friend declared he had once be
fore sent tho money. Not long since
Croft received I ho lii-st letter containing
$10, which was sent An-r. 17, 1888, to
Ashland, uud had lain there two years.
Semi-Porcelain and Limoges China. Also
Wholesale and Retail. Sec our goods and
liW,l.ih .iiiaiiii- .wiSato-w.
A common sight In Texas Is tho praj
rlo schooner Ixiund west. The prairie
sonooner or today Is a little morn yacht
like Iu Its build than the typical wagon
In wlileli the earlier emigrants unvtgnt
ed the west. Tlie mod'-rn ninnufuet
uror who turns them out bv the tlmu
sand imikea the lines a little finer, and
while they may m sail nuv eltsmr t
the wind or nny fnster than the old
tlmo schi ii mem did fjjny look trimmer
and more in k- eplng with thn rimes. In n
growing stntf like Texasdenlcrs In fun
iinplemeiits heep wagons on mnd Just
as tliny do plows, und It Is not unusual
to see pnel. i d iilongslilo a shire In n
small town where there Is plenty of
riMiin isittlisirs forty or llftv wagons,
eomprlsing Imlf a dozen different styles,
eacn ns wen Known u wngon Iniyers
by the lirmi'l of its maker as sewing
mnclilnes are known by their mimes.
I'ntirlo scliiMiriers under sail In Texns
nro seen sometimes singly nnd sunn
times In suiull fleets, showing that four
or five families hi a nciglilxirhood luul
coiiie to tho same conclusion ut tin
snino time nnd hnd decided to move Ii
eomNiiiy. In such a climate there is
no grent discomfort In Mils kind of mov
lug In ilry weather. Of cssirse stores
und risiking utensils are taken along,
uud the enmii ut night is made if pos
slide on running water, and running
water Is at nil times a refreshing Incl
dent of the travel to the liiinies.
Yoti may se a fleet of pcrhs four
schooners In procession, with men, wo
men, children and dugs alongside or lie
hind the wagons, tin the inareb, when
a stream Is nppmaclied, the men, wo
men nnd children clamlicr Into the
wagons. ou seo tho Imrses nf
the leading scliiKinor when the cisd
water washes their feet Im-iiiI their
heads and drink deep. Then they tug
the sclnsiiK'r up tho opposite Imuk nnd
move on. Kuch following team ihs's
the sumo ami eloei's up agulu on its
Some of these snhiMiners curry the
household effects tif imiiilgriiuts from
other states moving Into Texas. Mora
of them onrry the gissls of farmers
who nre moving from the more thickly
settled sirt of Texas Into the western
and northwestern parts of the stiite.
whom they can get inoro acres for their
money. Still, In keeping with tlto gen
em! ml vu nee of modern comforts, inuiiy
of these outfits ourry small tents. The
tent will servo as a dwelling place until
the house Is built at the new home,
and If the family Is large It adds to the
coulfort en route. Philadelphia Tele
graph. AdrsntSRea of Trip o Kurnpe.
I have found that If I stay In Amer
ica 1 get no rest. If I went to Sam
tig. Xewsirt. Long Hninoh or Bur
Hurls r, and I liuve trlisl tliem ull, I
uui In constant receipt of my mull and
telegrams mid nm miiseqitently kept
with my noHo to tlio grindstone all the
tlma If I didn't get my mull while nt
any of these resorts I w.mld worry and
fret Just Is-enoso It was sisslbhitoliave
my correspondence delivensl promptly.
It has Wn my experience that these
dully WHi-es of letters and telegrams
compel me lo do twice us much work
ns I nm enilisl nn to do In iny oflh-c
here, bts-aiise I tun itcprivcd of the ns
sistuuee of steuograpliers, tys'writcrs
Hnd secreturi.-s, thoso necessury con
veuleiK-es to u busy man of business.
So you see that Instead of my getting
rid of work for n time my labor Is act
ually doubled and I get no material
Is'iietlt from my outing.
Bnt by Jumping on nil tsienn strainer
I tun comparatively out of reach, uud
the leisure I thus nlrtiiiu givist me the
rest I need. Yes. I know ieople think
I am very busy while I phi abroad, uud
It Is true I run nliotit u great deal and
see a great utility sx po, but It Is a
break from the monotony of my dully
life, and I enjoy thechnie.ro linmeusely.
It h lielng shut out from office euros
that gives a nuui like me the meiitel
rnst nspilnsl. and, iioiniitterbowiiineh
I gnllo) alstiit, I always pome hack re
fnwlied and lnMlgorntel. IMfferent
scenes and illtTen-iit people are among
the prlncliml clinnns and Isoiellts of
foreign truvel. They nib off the rust
and shnrMii the Intellect and restore
the equilibrium nf it mnn's mental
capacities. C'liaiincey M. lww Inter
Weeplns; Tares of tVN1ilns;ton.
Ill thn forests of Washington and
British Columbia 1 have frequently
ss ui the trees dripping copiously during
clear, bright days, when no dew was
visible elsewhere. Tlie dripping was so
profuse that tlio ground underneath
the trtsw was iihnost saturMtisl. Tlie
phenomenon in this case was caused by
the reuuirkalile ooiuleiislng siwor of
the fir, und it isvnrnsl only when the
native humidity was near the dew
point. Tlie dripping ceases after 10 or
II o'clock hi tlie morning, but resumes
at or near sunset. In Hukltiyt's "Vny
ages" tliem is an ncoount of Hawkins'
sooiiid voyago to Africa and Amerloa,
written by a gentleisan who sailed with
Hawkins, In which we am told that In
the Island of Ferni there Is a weeping
tree which suivplies all the men and
beasts of the island with drink, there
being no other ovnilablo water supply.
Further, lie slates that In Oulnea hp
saw many wisqilng trues, but of a spe
Hes different fmm that at Kerro.
Snattlo Post Ititclllgencor.
In IBM thertt wrcre In tJeriiiuny 3H,
ftM murriages, lH,M?,l births and
1,20II,W deaths; In Ounce, 27ft, 84H
marriages, HfJI.fl.10 births ami 8fl7,Wir
deaths. Tlie Increase of (icriiiany's
population w tlrercAire filH,Afll In
1888, against 60S, 1 ,1.1 In 1 887. France's
Increase of population 44,773 In 1888,
gainst fifi.n.lo In 1887.
Aooo ths ally's hum came to me from afar,
Ai from the notify uruwtl 1 wajkisl slone;
uadsu Uwn tlio qui -I atmnt I board thy votes,
Zajcbitvtfanliniilaiitl rlowerre-ifoholng the toes.
Thy voice, kmsl ons! Caust thou tell all It mesat
To me, wlei yoiiriitsJ for one lost hiqtpy .resrt
Once moru my In-art lay liltsslltiK at thy feet;
Upon the ftlue- of I he Ast an otTcrlM v f ell tear.
Thrtauth np,ilwliifliwraiiiothewtll Known voice,
Its Keutlu ciuleiirea went n)t tho aattin;
The years rillvt Ivtek-the felly, the regret
Once inert) I iirefrerettall then wouM'st u.it i-Ulia.
And yet ttiriu oansl forKivtt, sntl ilnrtnr.aaud
Nti wronif was meant! .V t'jit my p -silencer
fter tli'Wti 1,11 1,'f years Itie kuowlttlu-. Iiriiiinl re
lief Thou linsl aliiMist ftincit II ib uature f the eUViine.
errlnK om foricitun ! Bettys- wt:
N't fall l-t roor iu a volt foric-tnl.tii,.
To ctiir tlie fslii-le ef IhtMii vanlnlit-l iluya
Noelatui lias iiipiimry, to rhnnii ami iiless.
Tliy , kivtsl one! unchanKisI, Hlill soft, still
Was u-Qfleit to me nil frt-sh lllnrutlj air.
Illtl iifShlnif wlilsMT(if tlie nsaraiimnt:h
of one to win tin thou svsr inuat Imi ttnurt
Ttiy ktvn (mot Ah! well I know It liiiint
UlllC'r lu one fi mil llisirt tlirillltlk oomlnir vimiei.-
Tby klml fiirlHiuraiioennil ftirxlvftntsw imiltes
1 lie iswtt sown o asliutl away In my welting
tears. Tnonlu Kinplre.
Bnrtmin Hsrlna a Train.
As the Stssucer wur Ji:tll,u, in a re
cent ascent fsoin the U5sl Military ex-
lilintlou, reacliod natstow a Irani was
punning tliron;;h bound for Kho'. Iniry
ness. On ths nirival of the train atShoo
bnrynetis, to the surprise of the If lard.
the balhsmists were quietly wtiitiik for
mm to take them ami their machine
back to Loudon, the balloon W iviug ac
complished tho journey in twenty min
utes loss tlum tho train. The voyage
through the air was very intoiv.-dinir.
and whou at an altitude of T.iltiu 1,-,-t, as
recorded by the aneroid barometer, this
throlrlilng of a sN'uni engine could ls
distinctly heard, also the it-istrt of a
lHirtsinnn's gun, iirroiuiiaiiicd liv tho
hark of a dog. The t raveling w.ts at tin
rate of ttlssit twenty-lire miles an hour.
but to the aeronauts the ball.si.i was up
iarently stiitionary, und It wits with
great surprise that ou emerging front
llie clouds they found whut ilisl.-inre had
lxen actually covered. Exchuit.,e.
A TriMispuslnif Flmin.
Concert gts-rs to whose lot it inn v have
fallen to listen to a song being deHven-d
ill ouo key while the iircoinpnniiiient
whs playeil in another win greet with
satisfaction the iiitrtslucti.iii of u trims.
Itosing piano, by means of which niusiu
cigt m transkwed into any key at will.
The objt ct ill view is iicromplishi-d by a
movaiite inick; 1. e., tlie Kolnl back iisiu
which the stnngs uro strung, instead of
Is-lng rigidly fixed to tlm cuse. as in tho
ordinary way, Is fitted on rollers, and is
moveil laterally with tho greatest ease
by means of a lever undi-riicith the kev
bonrd ut the side of the performer. In
all other ress-cts the construction is the
sumo us in the oriliniirv tiiniin Auv .1.
sired change of key can Iki uaule in two
or three seconds. The movement enn
be worlnsl with perfect is. ami the
mechanism is of so simple a character
that its liability to get out of order is
practically nil. Xew York Commercial
The ttliififl llrnllierhiMMK
Tlie sweaiin.; of bhssl brotherhood in
Africa is a p-cnllar function of much
solemnity nnd responsibility In the rolu-
Mousliip it institutes. An iiicisi.iii is
made nlsivo the fifth rib, on tlie right
side, ami coffee ls-rries are wiultel in the
tlissl and exchanged and eaten bv the
IHTsons tuiiking t'l" vow, which hinds
thorn to 1st steadfast to em-it other
throughout life and to giveits-.L.t.-iiice in
time of danger. Ui. J '.'ers isresirteil
to ha .'e tnado a covenant ot t'tis nature
with MwaiiM. th ':ingof ITgim : i. and
l-'i doubt I ' (e lo Istst uso t." his
frier. -Ik.1;!. tin thet reiina.i hit: .-, ,i, -Ijo.i
don Publit: Opinion.
rilolnitr.ipliliig In the CuuMtry.
All itinerant photographer was visited
iu a Franklin enmity town by an
ccnnomiivil young man, who, after a
long banter and some lteating down in
the price. Dually sat for a picture. Ho
was told to lixik ut a certain imil, and
not understanding the photognipher's
"that will do" oourinne.l to gaxo at it
Tho photogrnKT let him sit tlie ftr-
n.s si out. as no other sitters came, to
his own grout nuniM-mciit, while I'-ars
ran opinuxly down mir ennoinlcnl
friend's clits ks in his etTort to ko. it his
eyes fUrd (or a ronpl of Imui j ou that
one spot. Lewlslon (Me.) Journal.
A Snaka Tlttlt Mllkrsl a 4 urn.
A resilient of Hnnset avenue him licen
greatly unuoyisl by the unexvtiil and
unnatural failure of his cow to give any
milk at night. Lute rtunday uftemisin
ho olisorvisl a large snake milking his
cow, which with somcdifllctilty he capt
ured. It was a curious looking stiako,
whitish and blue in color. When It died
its uioiith was wide opcu and stiffened
In that wuv, disclosing in Its throat as
pretty a milk strainer formed of a tnuiy
growth us our would wish to see. Meigs
County to.) Tribune.
Only a few undent engraved turquoises
are known. They lire in camel sud busts,
and lint in iuiagli. Iu ancient times the
stone was ttioiight to bring health and
gtssl for tine to the wearer, nnd many
occult virtues wore usrrilssl t it. De
Boot, who wrote in I Mull, states that no
gentleman thought himself pnistrly at
tired In his lime without weaving a fine
tnnpioise. Hi igiilnr tn say, ho adds, that
the Indie did not wear them. In tiss
dliKvul iiiu it wits supposed to change
colts; as the state of health of Its owner
One word of caul Inn to tho patient
listener. Dlslsdieve one-half of what
you hear, ami don't place implicit faith
iu the other half until you have sub
mitted it to nil the itniily lii nl tests by
which the various udtiltcrulioiis of truth
are detected. I'uro facts are rarer than
No rnfTlan, however degrwhsl, ever
fulls to recognize (bo real Christian quali
ties In man; but lie is equally keen
sighted In roadlug trie ahamctoi- " s.
Lamp Goods, Table
get prices before you
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