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' . EATO INSBR0 L.~M~ JAUR2 8
~t 9' 4 'M an -j
t I a promise oth lhe bade
t i doti niot ginA
sthe hol' id fragrance wh0h they
To us a blesing st IT
or count as .ost $he seeds we sow Id faith
Upon 4'bstren land,
t1 rea "not. - Doth not Go1 the purpose know,
And iless the sower's hand I
purwitot the vow the eager spirit inakes
That Weak doeh cantot keep;
he ocean bubbles break, but underneath -
There dows a current debp.
\'ite buds that blosson' not, the withered seed,
Ihe vows we leave undone,
ye gems we drop; yet angels mark their fall;
ad raise then to the crown.
"NO PEDDLURI ALLOW ED."
In the good olty of Philadelphia ther<
was, in the conveniently movable porioc
If once Upon a Time, a certain plao
alled Coppersmith Court. It was n<
horoughfare, being only a sort of baj
ut of a great fashionable riyer of I
oeet. It held six houses, twoon eaol
ide. and two aoross the/ond, and thoro
oas a placard bearing the words, "N
* d<Uers permitted to enter."
.umber one contained old Mr. Flaol
d his wife, but they were sevent;
' and rheumatic. Number tw<
tr \red the deformed little librarial
tlhty-tain religious library in the city
a a consumptive young sister
three held-how, they alon
k iMothodist minister's widow an
o . ghters. Number four was ocoi
o y an old lady who had a son v
e 1 lcor on a vessel in the nav3
11 lways being expected hoi4
U11 hes of coral, Ouinose curios
tie oxes of foreign jOllies and co
ser ted to the fact tiat no di
9 rett ionally, but the chances wer
th uld u iu mid-ocoau at au
iNumber five was ocol
Wie iss Cornelia Coppersmith,
sing3 of eight -and-forty, and a voi
old And number six, bei
ItUna a- left to - its 'ghost. Pr
bab! of patronage rather than tl
I itaL ished the poddlers.
Tll on why the Copporsnil
h Court soet their facos so stern
wol sUkinl (era was that they were n
goetL id the people of Copp(
mit rt were genteel or UOtILU
its , its all lived on limited i
ti 1 COm1 not one of the ladies i
over d a penny in all her lil
Mr had a pension under govea
o e librarian was connect
with tlerfully genteel sooity,
av or's niother j'ot ~ rson of
- 'a py M4 idow. A
F. M.' m -ga was .
onu . (-V In e t<
J. A. Sgned as "nMy Into na."
. .Meldom vulgar, though sol
'l F. lrmi.g, and the 81ost at m
- was that of a bankrupt ba
J. R. &a shot himself.
Ricolnalsumily a carriage, with 5evI
L. Jivory piched upoll it, pause<
trance to the court, and a
an fine clothes, and a thin gen1
with a great dniaonut on
,eutered Miss C)rnelia Oop
to 6i' 's door. It was then whispe
su1t 1gh1 the court that thiat ind
t\ ,jily" ha oalled Upon hor.
Ius all migt av cotiue
,v years but that Murs, RIooney ea
her grandfather' proporty, at
.\?aaving quite given up tle idea of
Leocease, for he lived to be a auid:
d ifteen years of age; and teid
8rself entitled to be a landd propi
r, employed an agent to buy her a
The agent having looked about hi
' .Orpos.ed Number six, (Juppuran
,ourt. Mr. Oopp~ersithi, nieary ot
nant whlo paid no rent-we~v allude
o banner's-giaost--agreed to the pri
tired, and one morning the hona
oers of the court peeped ihrou
car green~ blinds upon the arrivad
rs. itooney's household gods ; al1
o boarders came with Mrs. IRoone
tie was a young mian who habitual
18 -a red shirt. Theii other was a 10
nier in shabby black. IHo look<
.uteei, but alas iappjearances are U
*tful. On thie morning azter his arn
he was seen to leave the court ben
r. a small tray, on which were raug<
nI meersohanis, china pipes, wa:
4 ite flwes uonthem, biro
let wood, and the hunable clay (du
Veddlers ware not admitted to tl
. -t, but one had come there to ar
h 'at I amn alive to-day," said ti
)' p r's widow, ''is a prool that one0 oi
\-or Muss Coppermmiths, she shi
u tp in her flowery chltat bowe.
I 0 maed inonnited to renanin there to,
k passed. One night Aliss (ooj
th wVa awakeed b.y awlul grnoum
arted up in bcdt ande 1lOisten
catng wvas at her wmdacow ; shi
a rd raps.
I went to the window. Within
ardon, but I have some eolios." '
KJ coica?" repeated Miss COPp)
4 0y bad,"~ responded tho neighibr
q*~ opaIu, and Mad ame Rtoona
cos'schild to the funieraJ
k ~z ose is iro one. Pwrrlj~
AtaIleale eate devie -braund.
*isaid Miss CoIpperamit'h
amemory of genteel
Staken i her earlier
12' 4~~ a~(r'4 but a fafus
Sdon't ~ w
Miss Coppersmith brought the brandy
-about half a gill in a cologne bottle
and presented it on a small fire-shovel.
The neighbor, thanking her In bi pro
fusion of complimentary French, re
tired, but -soon was heard to groan
again more dismally than before.
"Are you worse?" called the lady
through the shutters.
"I am vera bad," piped the sufferer,
in anguished falsetto.
"Perhaps a mustard plaster might re
lievo," suggested Miss Uoppersmith.
"Per'aps,"' moaned 'the Frenchman.
Miss Coppersmith, who was really a
tender-hi.arted squl, instantly rushed to
her tiny kit'hen, and soon approached
the winctow agoain with the plaater be
two soup dishei. Placing them on the
shovel she waved It before her neigh
"The plaster," she said.
The plaster was taken with many
Shortly the groana ceased.
Was L. (lead or relieved of pain, this
a man who had called her an angol ? She
i called softly :
6"Are you better ?"
>"Ahi, yes," replied the voice. "Zo
plastaire is 'eavenly, like madame."
Miss Coppersmith retired. Early the
r next morning a tap came on her door.
) Lt was her neighbor, with her platei
I well washed and her bottle rediled.
He had come to overflow with gratitudo.
He declared that be should have ox
pired but for her most amiable conduct,
ier delightful mustard-plaster, and he
ended by a narta-ive of his own life, his
t fallen fortunes, and how he came to
I peddle pipes.
"I say to myself what matter vero no
ono knows me?" he said. "Still, ma
dame, I am a gentleman ; zat I vould
Li 'ave you know."
0 "1 am sure of It," said Miss Oopper.
1- Her guest departed, Misa Copper.
a" smith sat thinking. What handsome
Y eyes he had I What a nice nose I How
g romantic to fall from the aristocracy t<
: pipes I How ho had looked at her
LO Ah i Miss Coppersmith, who had hek
nerself too aristcoratio for every suito
I t her youth, fodud herself blushing
ly That evouing her neighbor called again
-)t lie brought with him an offering, ai
ir- ivory nut thimble, in a case shaped lik
9- an acorn.
Shortly, a sort of scandal sprea,
d through the neighborhood. The pod
dier, the vulgar peddler, called on Mis
* Coppersmith I Ho took .tea with her o
xd Sunday afternoon! Oould such hing
A be I
10 The family heard of it. It called i
"d its coach, with ts red-co El foot
S* They allled Miss' j sififth's chii t
A covered room to Verilowing. The
no- occupied all the chs, while she porch
1im- ed on the small ro I stool before th
ker 1ij)hI'4lt piatno, and they addressed her
"Oornolia," sail the old lady, "w(
tal hr trighitful ne r you; that yo1
Iat are visiLed by a ofSi jpeddler?"
fat "11t iau't a cigar peddler," replie<
tu- 0:>rmha. "H9 0 Monsieur Blanc. H
lhi 50i1 p pOs, nutity."
ler- "iml is fippant," said the old lady
red "A pL!ddler i We call to remonstrate.'
y'ts ."o hear you are engaged to him,'
said stout lady number one.
for "Aut we cadl to warn you," saidstoni
me lady niumbor two.
Wtr "Dismiss him at once," said the thin
his nlest genltleman, "or we discard you."
'ed "And disown you," said the otheci
ug thin geitleman, "since you have for.
21 0 otten yn are a CopIeramith.
bit Poor Mias Corneha, meekest of 'w
mnen, burst into tears,
a, "1 wias so lonely," she sobbed. "You
t neve.r even invite me to teat, and he's a
a~ ---a gontieman."
to "Weo sano more," replied the old
co lady. ' os, or no-Will you dismiss
e- him ?" And she looked an anathema
ia Miss Cornoeta coula not endure the
y. exeonm nicnjationt. She said "Yes."
ty The faily then arose and departed,
r- She was left alone, F'or an hour she
:d bathed( the' pnod Ie'su heaid with hier tears.
a- l'laen ,aje hard a knook at the door and
.i. arose to open it. Monsieur .Blanc on
tt --Agai 1 arrive myself, my angel,"
~. "Oh, you must go I You must never
Ia comie againa I" sighed poor' Cornelia. "I
have roised my family."
h-"4, ze famtily I" or ied Monsieur
Blaub "Aristocrats. But, bah I never
Le maic Mademoiselle, I adore you.'
- ( h I" sighted Miss Coppersmith.
-$tus fly 1" said Monsieur, "Let
o us go hive-somnevere-avay. Ye vill be
n 'nppy. Ahm, bath I zat family I Zese
p.:oyle of ze court so arintoeratique.
it doic, ye vii: fly. Marry me to-day."
'. Io klissed her. Neither of them were
vcy old1 or ugly, and that which had
never luapponed to Cornelia before hap
panedf~i~ then--she fell desperately in love
, il the spot.
."I don't caare for one of them,'' she
LA id. "I will marry yeo."
After dark thuat evening two figures
tolo out of the court arm in arm. They
.ore those of M., Blanc and Miss Cop
persamith. There Is no difiloulty made
oy the clergy in miarryng runaway
couples of eight-and-forty, and they
3hortly after the first ercitement of
thec elopement haid ceased to thrill the
court a~ parson duly 'authorized bore
away the furniture of Number Five and
i the houato. and no one of the gen
te- occnpants ever saw Miss Copper.
Tha mily disowned her, and the old
Aunt w - ery partloular that Cornehia's
inamie sho~c hovuuer be mentioneod in her
hearing. And hideed Cornelia would
no ide ee uiad beings for the
A little house- over a small shop
whsere pips. of all sorts are sold, she
liv44 with hsir husband. She has grown
q'te oly~ and never was so gay lpr
pl~nsaUso at~ WbOWe
thing, and they have ni3e indigestible
little suppers at ten or eleven o'clock.
In fact, Cornelis is no longer genteel,
but she is what Is better, exceedingly
happy. Although the tale of -her ,fall
ing off, and how she, a resident of that
place to which peddlers were. not .ad
mitted, married one, is still a fearful
legend in Coppersmith Court.
capturea ati iiaten.
"The River Putumayo is one of the
many which run from the eastern slope
of the Colombian Andes about which
little is known. Rising in the moun
tainous districts of the upper altitudes
of Pasto, in the State of Cauca, it runs
nearly 1,000 miles, receiving in its
course the tributary waters of more than
thirty streams. Its banks are partially
kuown. but the world is yet in complete
ignorance of the secrets contained in
the immense territory it drains. It
serves an the boundary between Colom
bia and Equador, and Colombia and
Peru, while the extreme confines of
Brazil run up to its mouth-1,200 me
tres in width where it rolls into the
Amazon-where the Brazilians are aux
ious to seize another slice of territory
to add to that vast empire whose pro
ducts, population, and above all, pro
gress are not on a par with its ambition
to obtain possession of the soil of its
neighbors. In past times this same
spirit of aggrandizement existed, and
the Spanish authorities were so well
aware of the fact that they kept a
garrison ninety miles from the mouth
of the Putmayo, wiuch was always pro -
pared to prevent the Portuguese as
conding the river in order to reach the
southern districts of the former vice
royalty of Santa Fe do Bogota.
"Within the past few years adycnta
rous residents in Pasto have endeavored
to turn the riches of the river to ac
count. . It is navigable even in the up
per part by canoes. After frequent
petitioning, Congress passed a law per
mitting the entrance of merchandise by
the river free of all duty, with the re
sult that some portion of the imports
came by way of the Atlantic, were car.
ried 2,000 miles up the Amazon by
steamer, and thence by launch and ca
noe unt.1 they reached a% market, within
800 miles, as the crow flies, of the PA
a citio Ocean. Messrs. Reyes were the
first to engage in this enterprise. and
by treating the Indeans well along the
- route, have been establishing a ver)
" fair trade, exporting ivory nuts, india
rubber, vanilla, casoarilla, sarsaparilla
1 and other raw products in return fo
the goods brought in by them. Theii
success induced a young merchant o
- Barbacoas named Porten to engage iL
Sthe same entrprise, and i oj u
y,- kcm%.. gna~tffu4,4i
ery oot of ground. They had ereOco
-- j house, made a small clearing, au- a,
r ready saw their way to a profitable busi
- neas when they were visited by a nun
3 ber of Jovonetes Indians, who came Os
telisibly to trade. They were receivec
i weH, and were apparently satisfied, bu
L suddenly they attacked and killed th<
Colombians and afterwaid cooked ani
I ate them. The Indians have novel
visited the Putumayo' before, and nt
one has ever fallen iu with them on the
, Amazon. Other tribes have also madH
their appearance in different places, and
it is believed that some mere powerful
tribes are driving the weaker ones from
the hear t of the unknown forest regions,
or that they are voluntary emigrants
who will murder and plunder whenover
opportunity offers. IResidents on the
frontier alio suggest that they may havo
been driven from their homes, wherever
they may be, by the slavers, whose ves
sels ascended several of the tributaries
of the Amazon a few months ago in
search of slaves and produce. 'i'his
supposition will appear exageeratedl to
all who are now~ aware that .indians are
captured on all the interior rivers and
earried off to different out-of-the-'way
regions, where they are compelled to
wort on the plantations which have
been established far a way from any thing
bearing even a semblance to civilIiza~tion.
It is probable the death of honor Portes
and his friends will attract the attention
of the Colombian Government to those
long-neglectori regions of tihe .tepubilic."
Tryiag to Hos-rowv a IDalf Dollar.
Pete Freer is always hard up for
money and is everlastingly trying to
borrowv fromi his friends. Colonel An
drews has got plenty of money, but ho
does not like to lend it to Poto for fear
he would forget all about it. On the
first of the month P'ete met Colonel
Andrews afid said to him : "Oan you
lend me half a dollar for a few minutes'?
I want to pay my landlady." "I am
sorry, Pete, but yesterday 1 let Ooorge
Hornier have the last half dlollar I had~i
about me, otherwvise I would be proud
to lend it to you.'' Next dauy Pete made
another attempt to borrow half dollar
from Andrews, who said1 he had on the
day before paid out his last cont for
taxes, but for that he would let Pete
have hie money in a minute. On the
next day Pete made another attempt to
get that half -(dollar, but Colonel An.
drowvs said he-had, on the day previous,
been paying his pew rent, and it took
the last cent he had, other wise lie wouid
take pleasure in londcing lPete as much
money as lie needed ; that there was no
man in Austin whom he respected as
much as lie did Pete Freer. On the
succeeding day Pete once more tackled
Andrews, who remembered that he had
on the day before contributed the only
half dollar lie had to the erection of an
Alamo monment, otherwise he would
be proud to advance Pete the cash.
Pete began to Jose hope, and yesterday,
when he met Andrewa on Austin avenue,
Instead oi asking him for the half dollar
lie merely Inquired, "I say, Colonel,
what did you do yesterday with that
half dollar you can't lend me to-day ?"
Asnrous farmers do not value olover
bay as lzIghly as the Enoglieb do. Timto.
thy is considered much inferior to clover
by them much superior by us. Olover
mor4 th n .frabu twedty p odent,
moetntm y roperly ouredl it la
Mark Twain's Baromeer.
Somebody was asking a Harttord man
iow it hAppened I bat Mark Twaim wrote tA
md published so little nowadays. '' e
writes F a nuch as ever," was the reply;
"but his barometer ia out of order, and i
hie does not know what to publsh ; so he
publishes nothing." I
"What in the world has his barometer
to do with his literary activity "
" His barometer is a man-sortant named
Jacob, who Is remarkable for hs deficient
sense of humor. Mark never con judge of
the merit of his own performaauce. Years i
ago he fell into the habit of tenting every- I
thing that he wrote by observing its effect 4
upon Jacob. If Jacob llsteapt to, the I
reading ot the article, jest, or* tIory with I
unmoved constenance, or meoij .
In a perfunctory way, Mark w .
and sent the manuscript to 1, printer.
But if Jacob laughed outrigh ,. ave
any other indication of genuine nierrtiment.,
the humorist concluded that the stuff was
hopeless and withheld it trom publication.
He regarded Jacob as infallible and came
to lean upon lils judgment.
"About three years ago, it appears,
Jacob learned for the first time from solue
outsider that his master was a professioual
humorist. He telt greatly honored that
ho shoukl have been ch:>sen habitually to
enjoy the first freshness of every new pro
duction of genius. He did not exactly
untlerstand why he should have been thus
chosen, but felt In a vague way that a
great humorist must need sympathy and
appreciation, and must naturally look for
it to the fellow being nearest at hand. He
also telt that lie had perhaps failed to be
at all tirnes suffillently appreciative. So
Jacob kept his alscovery to hinkeelt as tar
his master was concerned, and resolved to
be as oppreciative in the future as anybody
"One day Mark called Jacob In and
read him a sketch entitled ''heu Cow and
the Lightning-rod Man.' In composing it
Stark had flattered hinself that he had
struck a pretty line streak. To his amaze
ment Jacob put back his head and roared.
With a half suppressed ejaculation Mark
dasbed the manuscript into the waste
basket, Then Mark waited Six weeks or
two months to collect lia forces (for he is
never precipitate in anything he does) and
achieved a romance called 'flow I Bounced
the Baby.' Ile summoned Jacob and
watched his face with obvious auxiety as
he read the touching narative. Jacob's
nurth was painful to observe. Mark tore
up the st.ory and then tore lils hair.
" Two or three experiments of this sort,
with unvarying results, persuaded Mark
Twain that the malaria, which he has been
dreading ever since it began to creep up
the (mnecticut Valley. had re tched him
at last and destroyed hii power of useful
ness. l1e fell into a settled i elancholy.
His friend, the Rev. AMr. Tw ciltill, tried
in _a ch r-hiu
irshook his h borowed ye or
.Jonafthan Edwards' serions from lils
.riend's library. Be copied out a long
passage from the discourse on ete nal pun.
. ishment, and pal)ted it off on Jqcob as his
ownt latest elfort. For the lUrSt ime In l his
tory, the gloomy periods provoked pess of
laughter, Jacob held his sides aid shook
all over. 'Ien lie suddenly stopped, his
countenance becaine h!nnk, turned pale,
and he ncontinently tied. le had seen
m)urder in his master's eyes.
"That," saId the Hartiford man in con
clusion, "Ia why Alark Twain does no
write. Be hung his reputation as a bu
mon.st upon his barometer, and his barom.
eter no longer works."
A cUevnr Ciail,aig*n,
Jim Changlo, a o aliiiios laundry man in
St. Louiw, is something of a genius. He
possesses a knowledge of painting, clock
making, engineering, engraving, fancy
sewing, and ia full up in the arts and
sciences, iioluding chemistry and other
b~ranches of learning. At present Oban
glo is engaged in completing what lie
i'leases to term the " World's Fair."
T1his curiosity consists of a miniature
Uhineso house, containlag towers and
verandas, and Possessing other features
peculiar .to Mongolian architecture. The
structure rests on a table. It is about
four feet high and five feet long, and its
rooms are all open on one side, in order
that the spectator may see what is tak
ing place within. Directly in front of
the house is a yard in which two Ohina
men arc represented as playing at a
Mlongohian game, andI two others in the
not of builing a brick wall. On the
steps twvo ladios~ are standing face to face,
in the act of saluting each other. Three
Ohmiese ladies sit on the veranda en
gaged in close conversation, wile the
meni on the veranda dirootly over their
heads are leaning forward and endeav
oring to overhear what the~y are saying.
A bout the building byttertiles, that look
as natural as life, nre seen with wings
outstreched in the act of flying. This
is whlat the observer finds on the exte
rnor of the building, but lie becomes
moure deeply interested'whenhle inspeots
the contents of the apartment within In
one apartment he sees an army of aol
diers mnouted on horses, in anothier a
solemn procession of priests, aind xa an
other a lot of wild animals, etc. When
the clock work that operates this vast
establishment is wound up and started,
the effect, produced is deoidely striking.
The butterliies tremble on invisible wires,
and appear to be flying aboutin the air,
the men at the brick wall work vigor
ously. the charaeters in front of the main
entrance bow gracefully, with their
hands clasped before them, Chinese
fashion, the soldiers move around
briskly, the animals run swiftly, and
the women on the verandla over the main
entrance vociferaty wildly, In fact,
averythiing connected with the establish
mont Is natural and life-like,
"How long did It take you, Mr (ihau
lo, to make that concerni"
"Oh it took me longer than a month, *
[ work very fast and can make such
things very quick. The house you see e
is composed of wood"*All the trimmings a
are of silk. Those piottues you see on ti
the ta ble cloth there,''he said pointing to ,i
s table cloth hiding the legs of- th, table b~
"I painted. They are oil paIntings, 8
)n. repreaente a Chinese castle> The e
thor two are landscasp* representations I
>f -mountens, There arne li4 the by 4~o
ng and yard infaront af t Jst.100 t
tres, which atove when hue bu.if1
History or a Lost ViX.
One of the wildest stampedes that ever
Dok place from Alder Gulch, Montana,
ras caused by the simplest thing one could
veil imagine. It was in '64. Everything
vas flush. It was noirly two thousand
mules to the nearest railroad and settlementi
n between were scattering. Now, it ii
haracteristle of human nature to sigbi
Siter the unattainable, In this particulai
iase fresh pork was the unattainable
L'here was plenty of bacon and pickle(
)ork, but no fresh pork. Oariboo Tin
was the only one in camp who over owne<
k pig. Tim was a very visionary sort of i
mes, who was not satistled with workinj
tloag the gulch at fifteen or twenty dollar
% days 'ut was eternally searching througi
* mountaina iu- that - region for. a plao
w.6ile .he could gather up 'gold by th
4hovelful. One day Tim returned to caml
to learn that his pig had tsosped fron it
pon under his bunk. Ho did not tarry al
hour, but, packing all his proviilons, start
)d on the pig's trail up the mountains.
Straightway two or three hundred mei
decided to follow Tim, supposing that h
had 'truck it magnlfacently rich. Th
leade- of the stampede kept track of hit
-one man keeping him in sight, a secon
keeping the first in sight and so on unt
the gang stretched back for half a mit
behind this came the rabble. Tim seome
to know where he was going and Rel
steadily on, This but served. to confirn
his followers that lie had already made ti
rich tind and was returning to it. Whe
night came Tim camped, His followel
did likewise, a halt dozen'men being di
tailed to take turns standing guard, i
that he might not slip away in the nigh
Early next morning the march was resuti
ed. On yard went Tim, unconscious <
the men on his trall, for no noise wi
made, the necessity of silence having be(
impressed upon all the stampeders. Fro
camp they passed down the range to il
Madison and on toward Norwegian guIc
again they camped and again were guar
stationed. The night passed quietly. T1
first of the stamnpeders to awake in ti
morning crawled up the' hillside to
point wherohe could see Cariboo Tin
camp, and ' looking over saw that ti
guards were asleep and Tim gone. .T
guards and the remaidor of the stahpe
ers were awakened. A scene of great e
oltement followed. The guards we
cursed up hill and down for their neglei
which the poor fellows took with me
The gang now started hurriedly in t
direction which Cariboo Tim bad be
folowing on the previous day, hoping
overtake him. Each mau tried to I
ahead of hi neighbor and the rapid til
made down the mountains was remarkal
All this time Tim had gone leisurely 4
his head doubtless filled with visions
roast pig. Alter a march of an hour
t .w-0). 4 n. a log to ret W,
the blanket and grub laden brigade pass
rapialy along a half mile away.
"A stampede, by the eternail" he eja,
lated, springing to his feet and hurryi
off atter them, with no further thought
his pig. After going two or three mi
he overtook the hindmost of the band a
from them learned that a new gulch b
been discoyered, rich beyond compa
they didn't know where it was nor w
was leading and didn't care a tinke
d--n, only it was sone fellow whom th
had been trailing for a day and a half.
halt was soon called at the front, and t
stragglers, including Cariboo Tim, cal
up. As Tim approached the leaders, w.
at conrse knew hini, he was immediate
surrounded and earnestly besought t,) ta:
them them to his new diggings.
" Why, the ones that you discovered
your latt trip and that. you have bei
making for,'' was the reply, and they th,
related to him how he had been watchl
and finally followed, together with the su
seqtient cicuimstances of the stamped
When Trim explained the true object of k
search anid wound uip with "titampedeI
d-d I I was only looking for me losi
pig!" theo remarks tat were made th<
and there were ot. too emphatic a natn
tos ho appropriate for the columns of
isiedgang in To The North Poio.
Thie most northern district of the Daii
settlemsents in Greenland is Upernavik,<
Upornivik, whose extreme northern trad
lng post is Tasiusak, in N, latitude is dej
24 min., about 1,100 ntIes duo south<
the pole. 01 this place It as clammed the
'It Is the most northern abotie of civilize
meni and women." The northern coast (
Greenland has never beeii circumnavigatet
but it as generally belIeved by Arctic nay.
gators that it lies not far north of the higli
eat latitude reached by Nares in 1875 d
about 88 deg. north. Some scienatisms sti.
clIng to the theory maintained by Dri
Kane, the great Americqln explorer, tha
between the northern hoadilands of Greein
land and the pole there is an open sen
If so, that wouldl set a limit to sledge ex
peditions. But Nare amid other explorers
who got still nearer tho pole, declare tha
a.s far as they couild see to the north al
was ice. The Jongest sledlge journey im
the Arctic regions on record was made b~
[jtent. Frederick Hochwatka, U. 8. A., who
in 1878 and 1879, miade an overland search
for the lost records of siir John Frankline
extiedit~Ion. ils small party was landed
by a schooner near .Depot island, in fHud,
ion's bay; passed the winter in camp oir
ah're; became accustomned to living much
ike the natives, andi In the spring started,
ilah some Esquamaux assistants, mnuiedges
irawn by dogs, to explore the northern
md western shores of King William's
mud. They wore gone on thins expedition
il(evean months and twenty tdays, during
vhleh time they traveled 8, 931 liinglisha
tat ute imiles. It would, probably, be a
nuch more serious matter to travel in the
arthest north, provided -land or ice fields
ire continuous from Upornavik to that
ong-sought point, the North pole. flow.
'ver, there seems to be about as mnuch
eason to ecpect thnt it will be reached by
ledges, as by any other means,, and the
>man of establishing meteorological and
iploring stations an the northern latitudes,
nd-depending largely an eledgo expedi.
tons to extend our knowledge o1 the
Lretic reglonr, has been adopted by learned
odies, and in some measure by the United
hates and other Glovernments. Our Gaov
rnment has one such permanent'st ation at
'ranakl bay, in the norithern extroniite
I MAltske. Therq is po~son to believs
ist thare vath be a line of suon statiooy
slore long, along the etern eoast of
A Buargars Compre@e Outn.
mong the handbooks still to be written
the "Burglar's Complete Guide" has yet
to appear. Pending the publication of
that useful compendium of the experience
gained by the veterans of the craft, it may
not be amies to say a few words on the
outfit required by any person who ven
tures'to earn a iveiihood by the profes.
sional art of housebreaking. Burglary is
rather a difflcult as well as a dangerous
prpfession to pursue. The ordinary thief
may contrive to be fairly successful with
mediocre abilities. More vulgar filching
only requires. quickness and cunning and
a fair shaie of brasen impudence. The
burglar, on the contrary, must not have a
fair stock of courage, but more than ord
nary resources of skill; Not untrequeitly
he is an experienced mechanic-a qualifi
cation which stands him in exceedingly
3 good stead, in the manufacture of the tools
I of his craft. For it is one of the disad
vantages of his calling that its implements
cannot be purchased in the market-place,
but must in many cases be surreptitiously
Ls manutactured in the closet.
D The Instruments required for the pur.
1 pose of burglary are not many in number,
I but it is often necessary to expend upon
. them much skilful workmanship. While
being as effective as possible, they must
t also be hlht and handy. The accomp.
t lished hanse-breaker will never toad him
i self with so many or such wassive tools as
0 will either excite suspicion when he sets
n out on a nocturnal . ramble, or will act as
's serious-impedimnaw. In case of rapid fight.
I Like all other specialists, the buralar
0 makes a study of his craft, and nine parts
. of his success are due to the skill with
- which he adapts his means to his ends.
)f The kind of implements vary according to
Is the kind of robbery to he committed. A
n burglar does not, as some innocents seen
U to inagine, set out prepared to rob any
10 house that may seen to offer a temptation.
1. The choice of any particular "crib to be
Is cracked" in a matter which calls for great
le care and discrimination. Generally the
'e thier has fonnd means to inform linself,|
a at least approximately, as to the difficul
'5 ties ho may have to encounter and the
.0 sort of booty which is to be expected. It
le there is a safe or a strong box to be broken
d- open he provides himuself with a large
9- crowbar, amown.in the profession as a
re "jimmy." It Is made in sections, which
I, screw on to eane other much as the rods of
k- a sweep's ibrusi We screwed together for a
chimney. Whel' a ciowbar of this kind
he is distointed a .voinan can conveniently
on cary it undet her apron to the Intended
to scene of Qperations. It Is seliom, how
;et ever, that suoh arge "Junitmes'' aro em
no ployed. 4
Ao A burglar's. Inary outfit can be - car
It, red in his poc If he designs to enter
of a house by a hich is Ilocked on the
or inside, 4e.11 "III H * Ide himself
ilLe wit" n :1: 'f the todi'
uofe.T it Loi 'not, it aisVsy to pare
ag away enough of the wood t( allow Of -tle
Insertion Of the vice which i' fixe!d on the
3u- h-ad of the key and screwed up with so
Ug nmuchi firmness as to make it in1 excellent
Of handle. By means of this SlI .p!e resource
le the burglar can enter at his pleaure, close
nd the door bellind him,aud proceed in search
ad of the roois which lie supposes it to be
; Most feasible meanus of entrance seems to
ho be an up-stairs4 window, he will require a
V ladder. Sometimes the Confiding house
e holder is suficiently oliging to leave a
A ladder In the yard, but this cannot always
4e be depended on. The burglar must there.
no fore be prepared for contingencies, and to
10 a practised nand it is by no means dificult
ty to make a ladder - which shall seem no
Ce more suspicious than a more bundle of
wood. A dozon pIeces of half-inch timber,
n each piece of about fifteen inches long anti
three inches in breadth, will, when bolted
' together, make a ladder of sufficient
)d length to reach any first-floor window.
b- uion a means of ascent rolls up into conl.
-. voment compass, and (can be carried1 under
Ia the arm. When about to be used it is
0straightened out, and attached to the win
tdow-ledge by means or hooks Inserted in
in one end. Trho joinings of the wood, lap
e ping a little over each other, serve the pur.
a pose of Steps, up which a nimble buimlar
can ascend with toierable easo. Blurglurs
shouldl always be Ilgt-.wights-a. fleshy
man will seidom make a living as a house
Ii breaker. Window fastening-it, indeed,
rthe wimdows hiappen to be fastened--are
.easily deait with. Almost any thin piece
.(of iron mnserted between the sashes Is
i equal to shooting back the bolts. Once
a nside a house, the burglar requitres a box
1 of matches. As few housohohuers turn oft
Stheir gas at thme meter hefore retiring for
,the night--a device which has hof, ro now
- deleatedl the object Gf nmany burglars-th~o
- dark lantern has been laid a'ulde as cum
b ersome and suplerfluous. Sk~oleton keys,
'i though still used, are bieoming equally
. oolte. A "jinurny" of abJni a oo in
t length, a hunting-knife, and a scrow-Llriv
. r, generally affordl sufhcient mecans of
dealing wvith looks and faistemnng,. These
.umy almost be said to coinplete the burg..
lar's equipmnen'. The''jtmumy" ia usually
a delIcate Instrument, finishedi with pecu
liar fluness at the ends, and with tongues
of Well.-tempered stool. Whether the
burglar carnies firearms or not depends on
tihe direction of his taste, lie Is most
likely to do this 1f ho works alone. For
half a crown or so ho can pro-ure a pistol
which may bo disposed of in his wvaistcoat
pocket, and which yet would be dangerous
at close quarters. But he would not be
likely to carry such a weapon unless he
had previously contemplated its use. In
the hands of most burglars fire-arms are
Intended to serve as a threat in ease of an
alarm rather than as a means of doing
bodily injury, and for this purpose a fair.
sized revolver, sucn as can be purchased
of a gunsmihi for about 12o. 6ti., would be
preferred to aniy weapon which mIght b8
equally dangerous but less terrifyIng,
Ir you dip your uruwm in clean, hot'
suds once a wek4r then shake it till it is
almost dry, and thou hang it up, or
stand It with the handle down, it will
last twice as long as it will without thIs
Gaumq boll peppers make a doloate I
relish if eaten with salt, (Jut the pep
per in narro w stras, after removing the
seeds and rinsing in cold water; dip the
strings in salt as you do celery, tiorve
on a plate or ina a shallow gisse.
WEBNx about to bttttonhobe the bottom
of a fiannel shirt, wheotar for a *hmld ot'
wohman, double theo Aamul as it you
wer, to hem its and batt .it in. plaee.
This wil ive hrmness anid body to it,
and it willast at least twiee sa on .m
Fe W. HABENICHT,
Proprietor of the
MORNING STAR SALOON
I rospectfully call the attention of the
public to my superior facilities for sup
plyiDg everything ix my line, of superior
quality. Starting business In W ians
boro in 1876, I have in all this time
given the closet attention to my busi
ness and endeavored to make my estab
lishment FIRST-CLASS in every par
ticular. I shall in the future, as in the
past, hold myself ready to serve my
customers with the best articles that can
be procured in any market. I shall
stand ready, also, to guarantee every
article I sell.
I invite an inspection of my stock of
Wines, Liquors, Tobacco, Cigars, etc.
F. W. HABENICHT.
Scotch Whiskey (Ramsey's).
A. Bin Laubert and Marat Cognao
Itotterdam Fish Gin.
Ross's Royal Ginger Ale.
-yutes Mumm & Co.'s Champagne.
Cantrel & Cochran's Ginger Ale.
Apollinaris Mineral Water.
Old Sherry Wine.
.. Old Port Wine.
Old CabinetlRye Whiskey.
Old Schuylkill Rye Whiskey.
The Honorable ' -key,
Thd 0oIden Wri Rye Whiskey.
lenowned btandard Rye Whiskey.
Jesse Moore Vollmer Rye Whiskey.
Old N. C. Sweet Mash Corn Whiskey,
Old Stone Mountain Corn Whiskey.
Western Corn Whiskey.
Virginia Mountain Peach Brandy.
New England (French's) Ram.
North Carolina Apple Brandy,
Pure Blackberry Brandy.
Pure Cherry Brandy.
Pure Ginger Brandy.
Boston Swan Gin.
Rock and Bye.
13ergner & Engel's Lager Beer, in patent
stopper bottles and on draught,
New Jersey Sweet, Sparkling Cider.
Volu, Rock & Rye, Lawrence & Martin,
Rock and Corn.
Cigars and Tobacco
Syndicate Cigar, 5 cents.
The Huntress Cigar; 2j cents.
Niadeline Ulgar-All Havana-10 cents.
Don Caries (Nub)-all Havana-1 cents
Minerva Cigar-Havana filler -5 cents.
Oheck Cigar-Havana filer-5 cents.
Onr feast Cigar - Havana illier..:-.5 cente.
[Jucky Hit Cigar-Havana fihler--5 cents,
['lo Unicnm Soel-Lighting Cigarette,
(Amber mdfath-piece to every
The Pickwlok Club Cigarette,
'1 a., lihm~ond omen Cigarette,
i'lg DII Billiard alld1 Pool Par
br ~Il Towil,
ICE! ICE! ICE!
An abundance always on hand for tho
tme of my customers. I wil also keep a
FISHI, OYSTERS, &O.,
or nmy Ilestauirant, which is always
pen from the first of September to the
Irst of April.
yI shalil endeavor to please all who give
so a call.
F. W. IIABENICHT.