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A FOKKST HYMN.
The clowlng sun Is rfdlna ; high
Amid the arches of the sky ,
Thc dreamy air lies stilt.
Ubsound disturbs the leafy glado
Save tbat by busy woodhlll made
Up fcome ancient trunk , decayed-
Calm broods o'er vale and Mil.
In such an hour I love to stray
From haunts of tolling men away ,
'Mid forest depths profound ;
There , In a bliss of eolitude.
"Where no dull cares of earth Intruda ,
And Jfatuie breathes sweet quietude
The grand old trees around
The heart by dally cares oppressed ,
The weaned splr.t findeth icst ,
" As , pillowed on the sod ,
"With nought above but leaf and sky ,
And loving Took of Heavenly Eye ,
Perchance with angels hoverlne nigh ,
I dream of Nature's God.
Edward JV. Richards , In The Current.
A CHINAMAN OUTWITTED.
"Look at that fellow , Ralph , " said
Charles Powell , designating with his
finger a slim Malay , who stood a little
aloof from the gang of noisy laborers
crowding the/pier at Batavia. "Did
you ever see a thinner specimen ?
Looks as though it had been some
time since he had even heard the men
tion of iood. "
Charles Powell , a young New York
er , and his friend _ Ralph Somers , an
Englishman , had , just the day before ,
met in Batavia , the former being on
his way to Hong Kong , while the lat
ter , after a two yers' service in China ,
was returning to England on leave of
The Malay in question fully quali
fied by his appearance the remarks of
the young American. Ho was a thin ,
spare man , half-clad , and with a tur
ban wound around his crisp , black
He stood for a moment gazing
moodily into the water , and then , as
if understanding the jocular remarks
\ of the young man , he turned toward
him with a look upon his face half-
half-frown and the in
sneer , - , next
stant sprang from the pier and disap
peared beneath the surface of the
In an instant Ralph cast aside his
coat and sprang after him , and in two
minutes the man lay upon the wharf.
At first he preserved a dogged silence
when questioned by his rescuer.
"Come , come , now ! Brace up ,
coolie ! I say , now , don't get so
dreadfully hipped , man , " said Ralph.
He finally confessed that it was pov
erty that had led him to an attempt to
take his own life. It was the old
storj" ! A } , : iir of willing hands , but
more applicants for places than there
were situations to fill.
Out of work and out of money , with
a sick wife starving before his eyes ,
despair had driven him hero in the
hope of getting even the poor em
ployment that would earn a few cents
a day , and failing in this , he had mo
mentarily lost his reason.
"Cheer up , man , " said Ralph , hand
ing him a silver coin. "Here is some
thing for your present needs. Don't
try to feed the fishes again. "
The poor fellow but half compre
hended the words the Englishman
spoke. He gave one doubtful look at
the coin and at the giver , and then
murmuring a blessing upon the young
man , turned and disappeared.
Ralph , dripping wet , sought the
nearest house , which proved to be that
of Chan Fong , a rich Chinese mer
chant of Batavia.
As our friends entered Chan Fong
was seated upon one of the porcelain
stools in front of the counter. He half
turned as they entered.
"Yung Fan I'm sinner ! "
, as a ex
claimed Ralph , as his eyes fell on the
ChinamanVho , however , returned
his gaze with an unmoved counten
"Are not Faa ? "
you Yung question
"No , " said he ; "I am Chan Fong. "
And cooly asked : "But who are
you ? "
"Well if not Faa "
, you are Yung ,
said Ralph , disregarding the inquiry ,
"You are his ghost. "
"I am Chan Fong , " sententiously
replied the Chinaman.
Ralph apologized for his hasty ex
clamation , and dismissed the subject.
He called for a draught of brandy to
keep the cold out , and the young men
departed for the Hotel Buitenzort.
' That man is Yung Faa , " Ralph
earnestly said to his friend , when out
of ear-shot of the Chinaman.
"But for heaven's sake who is Yung
Faa ? " asked Powell.
- "Young Faa , " said Ralph , "was
about a year ago the shroff , or paying
clerk , for the house of Gilbert & Ma
son , of Hong Kong. His bond was
$30,000 , which was deposited in tank ,
according to custom , when he first
received the situation. He was intrust
ed with the expenditure of large sums
of money , and also had charge of the
Hong stamp or seal of the firm.
About a year ago ho disappeared. A
week afterward a body was found
floating in the harbor , which the Cor
oner decided was none other than
Young Faa. The firm of Gilbert &
JMason , deeply regretting his loss ,
gave him a magnificent funeral , and
the bond was returned to his distress
"You 'can imagine the chagrin of
Gilbert & Mason when they discover
ed afterward that Yung Faa had been
guilty of numerous thefts. The credit
of the firm demanded silence on the
subject , and many debts , contracted
in the name of the firm by Yung Faa ,
were paid , rather than to allow the
damaging truth to be known. The
firm's losses aggregate nearly § 100,000 ,
and none now mourn more sincerely
the death ot Yung Faa than his too
"You can imagine how astonished
I was to see him here for if that is
not he , I will eat my hat ! 'But come ,
I must get rid of these wet clothes ,
and we'll take a turn through the Bo
tanical Garden. "
n No soouer had Ralph disappeared
than the Chinaman followed him ,
Keeping well out of sight of the
young inen , he satisfied himself where
they were stopping , and then made
all possible haste "toward the Malay
portion of the city.
Threading his way through one of
the narrowest streets , he finally paus
ed before a wretched hovel ; then ab
ruptly pushing back the mat which
did duty for a door , he , without furth
er ceremony , entered this house.
A man arose from a corner of tho
room and advanced toward him , with
a threatening glance , as if to question
this rude entrance.
"Quiet yourself , Nablar , " said Chan
Foiig. "I mean you no harm. "
"Sho shall not be troubled , " said
tho Malay , huskily , pointing to the
corner , where , upon a mat , lay his
"She shall not be troubled , " echoed
the Chinaman. "I come to give you
money , Nablarnot to demand it. You
shall be well paid. You shall get
enough bright silver dollars to place
yourself and her forever beyond want.
Can I trust you enougJi to explain
what I wish of you ? "
"The Malay's eyes glistened. Ho
knew that "what was wanted of him"
was some rascally enterprise.
"Tell me , " he said , brieily.
"A man has injured mo and you
must kill him ! "That , " pointing to
the long , wavy Malay knife which
Nablar wore in his girdle , "will bo
sufficient. " ,
"Tho money ? " demanded tho Ma
"I will give you five hundred Mex
ican dollars , " said Chan Fong "half
now , and tho remainder when you
convince me that the man is dead. "
As ho spoke he produced from hi3
voluminous gown two roJJs of silver ,
which ho placed in the bewildered
"In ten minutes I will return , " said
he , "and will then be able to tell you
where to find your man. "
Chan .Bong disappeared , leaving tho
Malay doubting whether he was awake
or not. Nablar touched tho rolls of
money. This was real. Opening one
of the rolls , ho allowed the bright
silver to glide from one hand to an
other. Ho thought little of tho crime
to bo committed. Hard as his life
had been for years , he believed that he
did not owe much to society. At any
rate , hero was health and happiness
for her who lay helpless before his
He was still plunged in thought ,
when Chan Fong hurriedly entering ,
"Quick , Nablar ! Your man has just
to the Botonical Garden. Come !
will point him out to you. "
The two had proceeded but a short
distance , when the Chinaman touched
his companion , and said , pointing to
a small carriage , that was passing at
break neck speed.
"There he is in that carriage. Your
man is the one with the blue ribbon on
his hat. Make no mistakes They 20
to Botanical Garden ; you must fol
A strange look settled upon tho
Malay's face. In that rapid glance ho
had recognized the occupants of the
carriage. He sped after them , and
was soon out of sight of Chan Pong.
"That is finished , " said the China
man as he returned to his store.
The jingle in the Botanical Garden
slightly stirred , as our friends stood
gazing at the antics of some half-dozen
caged Javanese monkeys.
' Master ? " said Nablar , softly.
"Hey , coolie ! " said Ralph , "what
brings you here ? "
"Master , " said'the Malay , "I speak
little , I speak true. Chan Fong will
kill you ! "
"And you have come here to tell me
this ? " he said.
"Chan Fong has paid me to kill
you. Had I not come , he would have
sent another. "
"I see It all ! " exclaimed Ralph , to
his astonished friend. "He is Yung
Faa , and but for the gratitude of this
man he would have carried out
Epor designs upon my life. Thanks ,
coolie ! What is your name ? "
"Well , Nablar , you shall be no loser
by your fair dealing with me. How
much were you to get from the China
man ? "
In brief terms Nablar informed him
of the promise made by Chan Fong.
"The scoundrel ! " muttered Ralph.
"But come ; we must denounce the
"Stay , Ralph. " said Powell , "that
course will never do ! You must die.
In fact , you are dead already , " and
taking the blue band from Ralph's hat ,
ho handed it to the Malay. "Here ,
you have filled your contract ; present
this and claim your money. You will
not see us again. "
The Malay disappeared in the jun
gle as suddenly as he had appeared.
Powell hurriedly explained "his pro
posed plan , and they too. disappeared
in the'thick undergrowth , and skirt
ing the main road , made their way
back to the hotel.
It was dark when they reached the
city. Immediately , Ralph embarked
on a steamer leaving that night for
Hong Kong and the next day Batavia
was astir over the death of the young
Englishman. Powell , when inter
viewed , could give no clue to the
murderer. He had been for a short
time separated from his friend , when
he heard loud cries and struggles.
He saw , only a short distance away ,
a Malay running at full speed toward
Fearing for his own life , he fled , and
made his way as best he could to the
city. A search was instituted , but no
trace of the bodycould be found.
That evening , Chang Fong received
an anonymous letter , informing him
that his share in the murde'r was
His conversation with Nablar was
repeated , sufficiently to convince him
that he had been overheard.
Chan Fong was warned that both he
and Nablar would be brought 10 jus
At dusk a steamer was to leave for
Bombaj' , and Powell , having con
cealed himself on board , kept a close
watch upon the embarking : passen
As he had expected , one of the first
to step on board was Chang Fong ,
quite plainly dressed , and booked for
No sooner had the steamer left the
harbor than Powell announced to the
captain the crime for which the Celes
tial was wanted.
The captain , advancing to that part
of the vessel where the Chinaman sat ,
inquired his name.
"Ah Ming ! " coolly replied the manj
No attempt was made to control his
movements until tho steamer was
nearing tho port of Bombay , when a
private signal from tho masthead an
nounced to authorities that two
police officers were wanted.
Before the vessel had yet anchored ,
a boat came alongside , and two police
men stepped on board.
"Arrest that man ! " said Powell ,
showing himself for tho first time to
the astonished Chinaman.
Yung laa , alias Chan Fong , alias
Ah Ming , made an attempt to leap
into one of the numerous small boats
that were now surrounding the steam
er , but the officers were too quick for
him , and soon , sacurely handcuffed ,
he was transferred to tho prison at
Two weeks later Powell with his
prisoner , appeared in Hong Kong.
The first man who met them upon
their landing was Ralph Somers.
"You ! " gasped the Chinaman.
"Yes , me ! " responded Ralph , un
grammatically "and also you , I per
ceive , " he added , coolly.
Again in Hong Kong , Yung Faa was
speedily brought to justice and the
firm of Gilbert & Mason were repaid
their losses by the sale of the property
of the Batavian merchant.
Nablar was not forgotten , and is
now the proud possessor of a hand
some carriage of his own. He can
any day be seen , shouting as vocifer
ously for a "fare" as any of the hun
dred hack-drivers of Batavia.
Ralph Somers visited England after
all a little later , but with a handsome
reward from Gilbert & Mason for con
senting to bo a dead man for awhile ,
and very proud of having been the
means of outwitting a Chinaman.
The Capture of John Brown.
From an account in the June Cent
ury of John Brown at Harper's Ferry ,
written by one of his prisoners , who
was in the engine-house during the in
surrection , and afterward h"eld tho
rank of captain in the Confederate
army , we quote the following : "When
Lieutenant Stuart came in the morn
ing for the final reply to the demand
to surrender' I got up and went to
Brown's side to hear his answer.
"Stuart asked , 'Are you ready to
surrender , and trust to the mercy of
the Government ? '
"Brown answered promptly , 'No ! I
prefer to die here. '
"His manner did not betray the
"Stuart stepped aside and made the
signal for the attack , which was in
stantly begun with sledge-hammers to
break down the door.
"Finding it would not yield , the
soldiers seized a long ladder for a bat
tering-ram , and commenced beating
the door with that , the party within
firing incessantly. I had assisted in
the barricading , fixing the fastenings
so that I could remove them upon the
first effort to get in. But I was not at
the door when the battering began ,
and could not get to tho fastenings
until the ladder was used. I then
quickly removed the fastenings , and
after two or three strokes of the lad
der the engine rolled partially back ,
making a small aperture , through
which Lieutenant Green of the marines
forced himself , jumped on top of the
engine , and. stood a second in tho
midst of a shower of balls , looking for
John Brown. When he saw Brown he
sprang about twelve feet at him , and
gave an under-thrust of his sword ,
striking him about midway the body
and raising him completely from the
ground. Brown fell "forward with his
head between his knees , and Green
struck him several times over the head ,
and , as I then supposed , split his skull
at every stroke.
"I was not two feet from Brown at
that time. Of course I got out of the
building as soon as possible , and did
not know till some time later that
Brown was not killed. It seems that
in making the thrust Green's sword
struck Brown's belt and did not pene
trate the body. Tho sword was bent
double. The reason that Brown was
not killed when struck'on the head
was that Green was holding his sword
in the middle , striking with the hilt
and making only scalp wounds. "
Some Characters at the Exposition.
From an illustrated paper on tho
New Orleans Exposition by Eugene V.
Smalley , in the June Century , we quote
the following anecdotes of some of tho
types seen atfthe fair ; "The odd char
acters at the fair are the terror of ex
hibitors. A Cincinnati furnitnre-mak-
er discovered a countryman from
Arkansas whittling a handsome ma
hogany cabinet 'to see what the wood
was like. ' The man's knowledge of
furniture was evidently limited to
articles which could not be damaged
by a seasonable use of the jack-knife.
Another exhibitor , who had fitted up
a room with the finest specimens of
his art , was horrified to find an old
lady eating her lunch of fried chicken
seated in one of his satin upholstered
chairs. 'What's the cheer good for if
it ain't to set down iu1 she placidly
remarked , in reply to his earnest re
quest that she would go somewhere
else with her victuals. The same ex
hibitor one day found that some visitor
to his alcoves had left a token of ap
proval on the polished surface of a
costly mantal , in the words 'This is
pretty good' scratched with a knife.
"The Turks who sell olive-wood ,
beads , and other trinkets 'from Jeru
salem' all made in Pari * are pic
turesque additions to the i ermanent
personnel of tho fair , thugh their
genuineness , like that of their wares ,
will not always bear inspection. An
amusing scene occurred one day at
one of these Oriental bazaars. A tall
man , with a rural air , stopped before
the stand and appeared to take a live
ly interest , not in the goods but in tho
features of one of the salesman in
scarlet fez and baggy trousers. He
surveyed tho Oriental in front and in
profile , and then , slapping him on the
shoulder , exclaimed , 'Hello , Jake ,
when did you come from Indiana ? '
The turk from Indiana acknowledged
his old acquaintance and begged that
he would not 'give him away. ' "
A bid of , 5 cents more than his competitoi
secured a house and lot for a man at a rcceiil
sheriff's sale in Bartwell. Ga.
To prevent the under piecrust from
oaking , glaze it with beaten egg.
'Nasturtium blossoms resting upon
> the beautiful fern-leaVed parsley are
a pretty garnish for butter.
Beautiful tidies are made by paint
ing flowers in bright colors on black
satin ; trim tho edges of tho tidies with
The juice of half a lemon is to the
taste ol many a delightful addition to
iced or warm tea. Of course no milk
is used with it.
A good method to clean painted
walls is to pulverize some Bath brick ,
and after rubbing a little soap upon
a woolen cloth , dip it in tho brick and
with it rub the walls. This will re
move dirt without detriment to the
In buying heavy rep furniture cre
tonne be careful that it has no stiffen
ing. If it is not quite soft it cannot
be used to ad vantage , for unless it is
quite pliable it looks very badlj' and
is apt to crack and tear when manipu
lated in upholstering.
Lap robes with ecru open work and
colored damask stripes , as well as
those with colored embroidery on
plain surfaces , are now used as table-
covers for country houses. They are
quite serviceable and are well adapted
to tho purpose for which they are
Never serve sardines in the tin
boxes in which they are packed. Lay
them carefully in a pretty majolica or
porcelain sardine dish , to be had in
every china store , or serve them in
any small flat dish. They may be
garnished with endive leaves or the
small heart leaves of lettuce.
Watercress sandwiches are very ap
petizing. Wash tho watercress well
and dry it thoroughly with a fine nap
kin , so that no moisturo remains.
After detaching the leaves from the
stalk chop them fine and spread them
upon slices of thinly-cut buttered
bread from which the crust has been
A nice breakfast dish is made as
follows : Cut in strips four mush
rooms , one small onion and one clove
of garlic. Fry them in two ounces of
butter ; add a tablespoonful of flour ;
stir a moment , then add half a pint of
broth and tho same quantity of white
wine. Boil gently until reduced one-
half , and then put in the pan eight or
ten hard boiled'eggs cut m dice ; boil
one minute and serve. The yolks
may be left whole and only tho whites
cut in dice.
A pretty wall pocket ia made of a
large ' palmleaf or Japanese fan , cov-
ere'd smoothly with silk , serge or
.pretty satteen or cretonne. The pock-
ret part is made large enough to al
low of being gathered or box pleated
and to have a heading above and be
llow. It is then fastened securely to
tthe fan and edged with fluffy balls ol
silk. The fan is suspended by a silk
cord fastened securely to the point
'where the handle joins tho fan and
either end is finished with a ball of
, silk like those about tiie edge.
Young carrots cooked in this waj
re very delicate : Boil a quart of car-
'rots that have been cleaned and cut
; in fillets or other shapes and drain
. 'them. Mix together in a saucepan
'two ounces of butter with a tables-
Spoonful of flour ; add one pint ol
milk , set the saucepan on the fire and
stir until it boiles , then put in the car
rots and stir for a minute. Add a
little salt , two yolks of eggs , mix well ,
.boil once and serve hot. If liked , a
'little finely minced parsley may be
sadde d just before serving.
1 This apple charlotte is easily made
and is very good. Peel , quarter and
core six apples ; put them in a pan
with two tablespoonftils of water , a
little stick of cinnamon and stew un
til done. Add three or four ounces
of sugar and mix gently , taking care
not to mash the apples , and let them
'cool. Butter a mold well and line
the bottom and sides with stripes of
stale bread an inch wide and a qiiar-
terofan inch thick. Fill halt full
with some of the apples , put a thin
layer of any kind of preserve or jam
on the apples , cover with strips of
stale bread and bake twenty minutes
in a hot. oven. Turn over on a dish ,
remove the mold and serve hot.
This recipe for "mock hare" makes
a dish that may be eaten hot for din
ner or cold for lunch or supper. One
pound of lean beef and one pound of
lean fresh pork chopped very fine and
thoroughly mixed together. Add
two teaspoonfuls of pepper , a table-
spoonful of salt , one small onion and
six leaves of parsley finely minced , a
little thyme and half a nutmeg grated.
Then mix with four raw eggs and
half a pint of very fine bread crumbs.
Mold the mixture into a loaf and
place it in a buttered dripping pan.
Put little pieces of butter on the top
of the loaf ; bake in a good oven , bast
ing it occasionally with tho melted
butter. It should bo a rich brown.
At this season of the year when the
farmer is "up to his eyes" in work ,
thousands of other folks are either
taking their annual vacation or plan
ning for one to bo presently enjoyed.
A large portion of these pleasure seek
ers are residents of hot and dusty cities
or large towns from which they are
glad to escape during some portion of
the heated term.
We are glad to observe , however ,
that during later years it has become
a growing fashion among the popula
tion of rural districts to follow the
example of city folks and take a change
of air and scenery. This is as it should
be. Tho rural citizen will find just as
much benefit as his "city cousin" by
changing his surroundings for a few
days or weeks every year. Therein
lies the whole secret of the annual
It is of course a difficult matter to
convince farmers that a summer vaca
tion is possible for them. To some ,
perhaps , it is almost out of the ques
tion , but in thousand of cases farmers ,
if they are so minded , can snatch a
few days from the active duties of tho
farm and hie away to the seaside or to
some other favorable locality and de
vote themselves to the task of physi-
cOl recuperation , social intercourse
and intellectual growth. Forest , Forae
A , Jk \
SOME CURIOUS BIBLES.
Volumes of Sacred AVrlt That Are Valued
Only for Misprints.
Tho interest prevailing just at this
time in the subject of biblical accuracy
will render interesting some facts re
garding curious bibles which have ap
peared siuce 1611 , when King James'
version was first published.
Several JSSUPS of tho bible , says The
New York Herald , have become famous
for curious misprints. There is , for
instance , tho "Placemakers' bible , "
"Blessed are the placeinakers , for they
shall be called che children of God"
Matt. v.t 9 is an extraordinary mis
print occurring in tho second edition
of the Geneva bible , published in
Geneva in folio form in 1651-2. Tho
mistake was soon discovered and cor
rected , and never occurred again.
Then there is tho "Vinegar" bible.
"The parable of tho vinegar , " instead
of "the parable of the vineyard , " ap
pears in the chapter-heading to Luko
xx. , in an Oxford edition of .the
authorized version wnich was publish
ed by J. Basket in imperial folio , and
is said to bo the most elaborate and
sumptuous of all the Oxford bibles.
The printing is very beautiful , and
some of the copies were printed on
vellum ; but , unfortunately , tho proofs
were carelessly read , and the book
printed by Basket was called "a
basketful of printers' errors. " Tho
book is now highly prized on account
of its typographicarfaults.
There is also tho "Wicked bible" In
existence. This extraordinary name
has been given to an edition of tho
authorized bible printed in London by
Robert Barker and Martin Lucas in
1631. The negative was loft out of tho
seventh commandment , and William
Kilburn , writing in 1659 , says that ,
owing to tho zeal of Dr. Usher , tho
printer was fined 2,000 or 3,000. In
Laud's published works there is a
copy of the king's letter directing that
tho printer bo fined 3,000 , but Dr.
Scrivener asserts , without giving an
authority , that the real fine was one
of 300 , inflicted by Archbishop Laud ,
"to be expended on a font of fair
Greek type. " Only four copiesuf this
scarco bible are now known to exist ,
as the edition was destroyed and the
copies called in as soon as the mistake
was discovered. Dr. Scrivener de
clared that a copy existed at AVolfen-
buttcl. This led to a search being
made. No such English bible was
discovered , but a German bible with
the very same mistake was found in
There is also the "Persecuting
Printers' bible. " "Princes have per
secuted mo without a cause , " Psaluis
cxix. , has the word "printers" used
instead of ' - " and has
ofprinces , given
occasion for this name. All that is
known of this edition is stated by Mr.
Henry Stevens , in the catalogue of
the Caxton exhibition of bibles , where
he says that these words were put
into the mouth of Cotton Mather by a
blundering typographer in a bible
printed before 1702.
There is also the "Ears to Ear bi
ble. " "Who has ears to ear let him
hear" Matthew xii. , 43. This adapt
ation of London cockney is found in
an octave bible published by the Ox
ford press in 1810. The same book
contains a more serious blunder in
Hebrews ix. , 14 : "How much more
shall the blond of Christ , who through
the eternal spirit offered Himself with
out spot to God , purge your conscience
from good works to servo the living
Among others may bo noted the
"Standing Fishes bible. " "And it
shall come to pass that the fishes shall
stand upon it , " etc. Ezekiel xvii. , 10.
The word fishes is used for fishers in
a quarto bible printed by the king's
printer in London in 1806 and reprint
ed in a quarto edition of J 813 and an
octavo edition of 1833.
There is also the "Breeches bible , "
which , like the other is out of print.
"And tho eyes of Adam and Eve were
opened , and they knew that they were
naked , and they sewed fig leaves to
gether and made themselves breeches"
Genesis in. , 7. The word "breeches"
in the text in of "
was put place "ap
rons. " It is found in a quarto bib'le
printed in London by Robert Barker in
the early part of the seventeenth cen
Bishop Dudley on the Negro Question.
Bishop Dudley , of Kentucky , has a
paper in the June Ccnturij , entitled
"How Shall we Help the Negro ? * '
We quote the following : "Still the
problem remains , how shall these alien
races dwell in safety side by side , each
free and unhampered in the enjoyment
of life and liberty and in the pursuit
of its happiness ? The } * are thedecend-
ants of one father , the redeemed chil
dren of one God , the citizens of one
nation , neighbors with common inter
ests , and yet are separated by the re
sults of centuries of development ,
physical , mental , and moral , separa
ted by inherited traditions , by the
spirit of caste , by the recollection of
wrongs done and suffered , though it
may be in general as innocent in the
perpetrators as in the sufferer. How
shall the rights of all be duly guarded ?
How shall the lower race be lifted up
to higher stages of human develop
ment , for only so can the rights of the
superior race be made secure for the
present and for the future , and thi ?
is the chiefest rights of them who are
now cast down ?
"I answer , by the personal endeay-
ors of individuals of the higher race ;
.oy their personal contact with these ,
their ignorant and untaught neighbors ,
exhibiting before their wondering eyes
in daily life the principles of truth and
justice , purit } * and charity , honesty
and courage. Perhaps this may seem
to be but the veriest platitude , the
gush of sentiment , the twaddle of a
maudlin religion , but in all truth and
soberness I mean exactly what I say.
Let me try to explain more full } ' .
"These people need help , that they
may be lifted up. I mean , then , that
in my judgment that help must be
personal and not official , the hand of
a friend rather than the club of an
officer , the patient counsel of a neigh
bor rather than the decree of a court ,
the enactment of a Congress , or the
proclamation of a President. The
solemn sanctions of the organic law
are thrown round about this liberty ,
and the robe of citizenship , full , per-
feet , and complete , with nevor seam
nor rent , has boon put upon it. Tho
courts have declared its inviolable
character , and this decree affirms tho
negro , tho liberated slave , a citizen.
But does tho declaration make him
such ? I mean does it , can it impart
tho intelligent life , the moral con
sciousness which shall vivify the dead
mass and make it a helpful member of \ \
tho body politic ? We have had decla- , |
rations from every department of tho < |
Government that the negro is a citizen ;
but they are as powerless to eflct their
purpose as were tho oft-repeated acts
of the Confederate Congress to mako
tho paper dollar worth more than two
cents ; as nugatory and vain as tho
old-time legislation of Virginia that
there should bo a town at such and
such a designated cross-road. Tho
negro is a citizen , and ho has tho
rights under tho Constitution and tho
laws that anv white man has ; and yet
lie needs help , though it may bo tho
black and white demagogues would
dislike him to think so , ho needs help ,
personal , individual , patient , loving
help , that ho may bo fitted to exercise
his covenanted rights , and to do tho
duties which these rights impose. "
Chicks Dead iu tho Shell.
Iu tho opinion of those who hatch
many chickens , and give them thought
ful attentiou , there are often many
chicks found dead in tho shell , at all
steps of growth by incubation. Thoro ;
are degrees of fertility in the animal *
as well as vegetable kingdom , and tho
same results are experienced in tho j
growth of fowls , as in the growth of
By degrees of fertility in vegetation ,
we mean that a plant may havo a por
tion of its seeds well developed , plump
and well proportioned , containing tho
for the production of strong and
form plants , and , when planted ,
will germinate and produce its kind
in strong and vigorous plants. On tho I
other hand , there arc seeds from tho }
same plant which are shriveled and |
deformed , as it were , and when plant
ed will not grow , and many of them , ,
to all actual appearances , are but littlo ;
inferior to tho best ; but , if they germ
inate at all , they will produce a weak ,
sickly plant , and while struggling , as [
it were , for existence , in a little while '
will droop and die. This is the result ,
of different degrees of fertility ; those
having strong and healthy germs '
produce strong and vigorous plants , i
and those with frail and sickly germs
produce the sarno character of plants ,
until we come to those with insufficient
strength and vigor even to germinate.
The same principle holds with tho
egg as with the seed , and while to all
appearances our heiis may be strong ,
healthy and vigorous , yet there may
bo lurking back something that will
render them incapable of producing
eggs with tho full degree of fertility.
On the other hand , it may be the fault
of the male , and it makes no difference
how strong and vigorous our hens
may be , if the male is deficient iu that
respect , tho result will be the same a
failure to hatch a failure of the germ
to mature. Then , again , our hens
and cocks may be allrigh't ; be strong ,
healthy and vigorous , and there will
be some conditions in their life , neces
sary for tho full development of tho
generative process , and a failure in
that respect will cause the same re
sults in the degrees of fertility. Unfor
tunately , we are unable to understand
all these causes , which operate against
the production of the young , and can
only on general principles select the
strongest and most vigorous to breed
from , and not at any time hatch a
chick Irom an egg laid by a hen of
which we have any doubt. That there
is this degree of fertility and strength
in tho egg , there can be no doubt , as
reason and common sense will con
vince us that if all the conditions are
the same , and all the eggs are subject
to the same conditions'in hatching , ii
one egg will hatch , all will. We see
this demonstrated more chiefly with
incubators , when each and every egg
placed in the hatcher must of necessi
ty be subject to the same conditions
all thu way through , and yet we will
have them in all stages of incubation.
Some eggs will produ3e strong and
vigorous chicks , others weakly ones ,
and some with chicks dead in the
shells , at all periods from the twelfth
up to the twentieth day , when tho
chick is ready to break through tho
shell and come forth to enjoy life with
the balance. We can see from tho
above how unjust to blame the breed
er , for he cannot by any of the light
er experiences of others , tell the fact
beforehand , or the cause afterward , of
such results. Texas Farm and llancfi.
Riel's Inspiration Racket.
A Canadian volunteer writing home
from Duck Lake after the recent col
lision with Riel's rebels there tells how '
the half-breed lender the
- plays inspira
tion game on his Indian and French
At the battle of Duck Lake he had a
cross with him , and he scratched it in
three places and showed it to the In
dians , and told them the cross was
struck three times with bullets from
the enemy and he never got a scratch.
A few days before the late eclipse of
the sun he called all the Indians to
gether and had a council with them ,
and told them he was inspired by the
Big Spirit. He told them that on a
certain day and at or about a certain
hour the sun would get dark. This
was the eclipse , and he got his inspira
tion from the almanac.
Bill Nye at a Military Banquet
I am not much of a military man.
I once undertook to hold a claim in
the North Park , but a bitterness
sprang up between m\'self and the
Indians , and I lost uly front hair.
Cholera , chief of the Utes , came to the *
Boomerang mine one day and said ho
would give me two sleeps to get away
in. I didn't want any difficulty with
him. and I thought one sleep was
enough , and so I hurried right awaj * .
I said to him : Noble warrior of the
knock-kneed Utes , take my mine , you
can-have it , it's already salted ; it will
keep through the hot weather all right.
Help yourself to anything you can find ;
take my grub , take my whisky ; drink
yourself into a premature grave at
my expense , fire up with my nitro
glycerine and drop on yourself. And
then I got out. BostonGlobe.