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BRATTLEBOKO, VT., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1875.
The Vermont Phoenix.
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(lencrat insurance ami Heal llatatc Agent,
pre, nting Companies whose Assets arc over
Tnau juii.is to let,
tl.Vici in Thompson k Hanger's Block, belt door to
LlCitcd near tbo depot. Han been thorougbly rc
uttcd, andtsnow In excellent order. Is heated by
atcain, and well f nrnlsbcd.
l'rico per day.
Convenient stallo arrangements.
tfl II. A. KILBUP.N, Manager.
Jan. w. jiii:u, .11. If..
Mhyftcia and Snrfffon.
Hucccseor to B. C. Newton, dralcr In Drags, Medi
cines, Dyes, and Taney Goods. OlUee In the rear cf
the Drug Store, Main HI., opp. Illgb, Brattleboro, Vt.
sjimimhy" ,v CO., Wholesale Commission
ll. Doalcrsin FLOOlt, Brattleboro, Vt.
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ATTOBN'EYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
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a ATTOKJiEV &C0UK8ELL0K ATLAW,
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M'nyttcitiH ana aurf(ront
rOTNAM, IoiJtlBt, .
Cnosnv Block, Brattls rokv,VT.
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xiititv iinucEi ar. d.,
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12 o'it Brattliboro, Vt.
OTITIS FOB. SALE
IIDAW & SHELr HAIID
WAIIE, in all its varieties,
at lowest ngures.
VP. tmv thn 1
Icro know they are
eiperfcnted bulldcro know they are
north 2jc :
: cable mere than auy other
ALWAYS a full and comrltte stoci of
kinds and eizes, and at lowest poaelble
A full itoclf if Engllah Cait Steel.
Our eirerienco shows ns that Ameri
can is NOT as goot a tho best En
glish brauda of steel.
We have the agency for
anew braud of Horse
Kails which are of ex-
Is ccl!cut quality and at a
VEHY low price. Many of our best customers are
rifling them with great eauiiaction.
A great variety of both table
and pocket cutlery; and we
would call cipecial attention to
our SOLID PLATED KNIVES,
which for price and quality cannot be surpassed.
A hrgo variety ofthoBEST OOODB constantly on
WE are tbe sole agents in this town for
the Brandon Lime, which Is unsurpassed
in quality, and which we offer at very
THE best nOFFMAN'S HOSES-
DALE CEUEST, always iresu.
IN quantities to suit.
or b-st Canada rine, thoroughly sea.
parison with any stock of doers In this
urn- placed and undated. Wo are
prepared to fnrnlsh dazed asb of strict
ly No. 1 glass, sash and work, at bottom
OY all sizes, on band or f nrnisnta
at short notice.
nunnunr umni 1
SUCH as Wheels, Hubs,
Spokes, Kims s Basil,
unlilllnUL II U II l.aXSl3 cloth
kk lu mm linn . . .
L-.t'irr, Iron and Spindle Seats, Iron pasners, .c.
A full line of Se
lect Family Oro-
I cerica : and wo
' it at.
Nation to our TEAS, COFrEES and rURE SPICES,
U m KSi 3; m lie WeVt; w. sell
rl 1 1 1 1 El . A ,r.ii. v imr. and we believe
. ..... i ... i7iA. Artft fi-nm aome
none have better fsclllties for selUug
.; ud IVoar at 1 w prices tuau ourselves.
t" All our goods aro selected with great care, and
1 ur motto ainaya is,
"THE best goods at the
3, F, TIIOMPSOX & CO,
A Tllton & JIcFiirlniiu Improved
FOR SALE CHEAP, AT THIS OFriCE.
Has Just received " elt"
.inrt iisfrrs'isi: I'llVMES AST1
haitiii.wiii i, 1. ,niniat20pcrct
iosa than former rrlcca. crCalland iclectl m
Brattleboro Church Directory.
rinsT Dai-tut. Main St.; Ilcv. Horace Durcbard,
Vaitor. Buuday services at 10:30 a. m., 7:00
r. ui. nuuuiy Dcaooi ii ;ou a. m. nonary con
cert lnt Hundar evening In each month. Ban day
School Concert laat Sunday evening In each month.
raiycr Hirelings on mo uiutr Hunuay ncniugs.
Monday evening, young people's prayer meet. up,
Trlday evening, prayer meeting. 7:45,
OENtriK Conqreoatioji Malu fit. ! - .
i-astor. Hnmiay services 10:30 a.m.. 7:03 ti. m.:
Him da y School 13 m. Mlsi lonary and 8. 8. Concerts
take the place of tbo evening service on the 1st and
2d Sundays ot tbe mouth, respectively. Young
people's meotlng Monday evening at Ll to H.
Prayer mecllnp, Friday evening at 1-4 to 8. Thurt.
day p. m.t ladiua'prayir meeting, U o'clock.
I Con an to Alloa al. West Brattleboro ; Iter. O. II. Mer
riut rasiur eiiuaay icrvicea -sermon m morning
at 10:30. Missionary concert tbo firrt Sunday even
log of each month. Sermon every other Sunday
evening at 7 o'clock. Heats free. Sabbath school
follows morning a en Ice.
EriPOOPAL Main St.! Iter. Y, U. Collins, Rector.
Huu lay seniors : Morning prayer and sermon lo:30
a. m. t Evening praer ami sermon 7:00 p.m.; Huu
day School 13:15 p. in. lluly tUya, 11:00a. m. Huly
Oommuulon lat Huuday lu the month, and on all
great festival. Tho children of the parUh are cat
echised on the 1st Sunday lu every mouth at 3 p. in.
Mctuodibt KriscopAL Meetings In lo er town hall ;
ltov. N, r, I'crry, Tastor. 1'rrachlDg Sunday
ni iu;ju a. m. ; anday scbool 13 in.; pra)tr
meeting In the evening. S. 8. Concert 4th Sunday
of eery mouth. Clais meeting Tuerday evening;
prayer meeting Friday evening. Beats Inc.
Komah Catholic. Walnut St.; Ilcv. Henry Laur,
rasior, bunday services High mass 10:30 a.m.;
Vcsperi and Benediction 7:30 p. m.
UMttAniAN. Maiu St.; Ilcv. W. L. Jcntlns, Taitor.
First Univebbalibt. Canal St. ; Itcv. M. U. Harris,
lOUJa.iii. Services Monday and Friday cvcnluics
Sane, liusineu and Locationo Ihc leading
CITCUT this out ron ukitxrekce.
AfrrlculturHl Iiitiilpittt lit..
C. r.TIIOMrsON &CO.,Willlston'sStcneBlock.
WOOD .;.M MISII ALL, Eichange Block, Mainstreet.
B. A. CLAltK, Tjlcr'a Block.
Ilouk.fllfr. unil filuf lunrr..
CHENEY t CLArr, 0 Crosby Block.
J.BTUEN, l'liher's Block, Main St.
F. C, EDWAP.D3, 1 door north Amerlct n IIousc.
lluot. ami hbori,
T. A. STEVENS, Fisk's block, Main etrett, up stairs.
F. S. BltACKETT & CO., t & 5 Granite Bow.
PKVTT, WltlGUT i CO.,3Uranitor.ow,MainStrcct.
ltOOl' i: McKEAND, corner Main and High sts.
C. L. BEOWN, Marshall k Lsttrbrook's block Maln-st.
J. BETTING & SON, Hlgh-st., neat Brooks House.
O. J. I'll ATT, 1 Granite Block.
C. L BROWN, Marshall S late rbrool's block, Main-st.
J. BETTING H SON, Ulgh-et., neat Brooks Uouie.
F. E. BARROWS, ol3co with 1. Barrows.
Ctiiliii. uml Cu.Lirt.
C. L. BROWN, Marshall J; Estcrbrook's Bi t, Main St.
Coutructor. ian1 Uulltlvm.
ALONZO CUURCU, LUIot Street.
Crockery unit Glass IVarr.
M. T. VAN DOOBN, 7 Crosby Block.
DR. C. S. CLARK, over Vermont Natlonsl Bank.
E. L. COOPER C Brooks House.
Doors. Nimh nntl HIIikIh.
O. F. THOMPSON : CO., Willlstou's Stone Block.
B. A. CLAltK, Tyler's Block.
I. N. THORN k CO., 1 Crosuy Block.
II. C. w ILLARD U CO., 1 Brooks House.
P. BARROWS, Main Street, opposite Brooks House.
O. I. ntATT, 1 Granlto Block.
C. r. THOMPSON k CO., Wllllston s Mono Block.
O. L.BROWN, Marshall fc Estcrbrook's Elock.Malnst.
J. BETTING k SON, Hlgh-st., neat Brooks House.
A. C. D AVESrORT. 3 Crosby Block.
J. W. FllOsT k CO. a Crosby Block.
FRAN K G. HOWE, Marshall k Esterbrook, Maln-st.
C. L. riPEIt, corner Canal aud South Main ats.
J. O. TAYLOR, 3 Brooks House.
C. F. TUUMPSON 4: CO., WiUlston's Stone Block.
HurilMure, Irou ami Hteel,
B. A. CLRK, Tyler's Block.
C. F. THOMPSON k CO., Willliton's Stone Block.
UEnSTIS k BUBNAI", Main Street.
Ire Cream llooins.
E. L. COOPER, C Brooks House.
CUDWORTII fc cniLDS, Room No. 10 Crosby Block.
OENJ.R. JENNKA: CO., Thompson A: Rangtr's Block.
MOODY k HOWE, Sating. Bank Block.
THOMPSON k RANGER. 1 Grrnito Row.
livery anil I'eedlnj; Mlalsle..
I. V. SMITH, rear Crosby Block.
I.. II. CRANE, Canal Street.
VV. T. RICHARDSON, Market block, Elllot-at.
Millinery ami Fancy Gooila.
HRS. E. M. rARNSWORTH, 1 Crosby Block, 2d floor.
hihses MARSH k BALLAUD. oier stccn s aiorc.
O. J. 1'ltATT, I Granite Block.
Paint, ami Oils.
C. F. THOMPSON CO., Willittcn'a Stone Block.
B. A. CLARK, Tyler's Block.
laper Slauarlus;. ami W Imlot Hnacle..
J. STEEN, Fisher's Block, Main Street.
M. T. VAN DOORN, 7 croauy uioci
D. A. HENRY, Cutler s Block, Main street.
C. L. HOWE, Union Block.
Piano "rte anil Cottc Cirsunn.
EDWARD CLAKF, No. M nlsh SI.
A. F. WILDER, Harmony BIcck.
Sieeilsniau ami rloiist.
C. E. ALLEN, Canal St. (Cut flowers to order.;
Ntfiiclla anil Steel nfaiui.
E. M. DOUGLAS, So. 9 Harmony moci.
Htore ami Tin IVare,
WOOD k MARSHALL, Eichange Block.Maln Street
CnAELES T. WHEELER, Ceutrei llle. V. O. Box. 8J0
C. L. BROWN, MarshaH k Esterbrook's Block , Main St.
C. L. BROWN, Marshall t Esterbrook's block, Main St.
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MiLCOLM KOODI. " ' '"""'
orii.t,Ei!is rsBrosiiEi) m im:iir.TUsxi
DENTAL lt003IS,--Crosl)y Block
Oner rsrun.l .Vol.siisl Bunt, BrattHtQH.VI
Town's New Hotel,
..4. Tlia r ft oral
TS ? ere?'"! r.r s and Fall
clima" VSo.rb.imy-.nd yrnr.ltu.ted in tho
and batrjauo chtckiu irom new --
Thico lnlns idally. Board at re.sonab . prices.
" Vroptietor of Towna1 Hotel.
s5l, BeUowsFalU, Vermont,
WILL 11UY A GOOD NKW
.r..Y.,.X MACIIISTE. warrantMfor one
Tin: cLosixa yeah.
Tbe maples in the torrst glow;
On tho lawn the fall flowers blaze i
The landscape has a purple haze ;
My heart Is filled with warmth and glow,
Like IMng coals the red leaes burn ;
They fall then turns the red to rust;
They crumble, like tho coals, to dutt.
Warm heart, must thou to ashes turn?
Tbo maples redden in the sun ;
In autumn gold thebeetbes stand;
Rest, faithful plough, thy w ork is dono
Upon tbo tcemlDgland.
Bordered with tree, whose gsy leatf. fly
On every breath that sweeps the sky,
The fresh, dark acres furrowed He,
And ask the sower's band.
Locse the tired steed, aad let him fo
To patlure, where the gentians blow,
And we, who till the grateful ground,
Fling we the golden shower around.
Fling wide the generous grain ; we fling
O'er tbe dark mold the green cf Spring.
For thick tho emerald blades shall grow,
When first tbo March wlnda melt the snow
And tc tho slecplog flowers below
The csrly Uuo birds sing.
AutuitinM J. IIusmtj.
Tho rqulrrcl gloats o'er his accomplished hoard,
Tho ants have brimmed their garners with ripe
And honey-beta ba aatored
The tweets cf summer la their luscious cells;
The sv allovt s alt ha-, e winged across tbe main ;
Cut hero the autumn melancholy dwells,
And sighs her tuneful spells
Amsngst the runlcss thadow s cf the plain.
UjKjn a moFsy stone,
feho tits and reckons itp the dead and gone,
With tho last leaves for a love-rosary;
While all the withered world locks drcarll) ,
Like a dim picture of the drowned past
In the huiht mind's mytlcrious far-away,
Doubtful what ghostly thing will ileal the last
Into that distance, gray cpon the gray.
Xo the l'rlutreil Gentian.
thou Uoseom, bright with autumn dew,
And colored with the heawu's own blue.
That cpmest when the quiet light
Succ eds tbe keeu and frosty night;
Thou ccmest not when violets lean
O'er wandering Irccls and iprl pgs unseen,
Or colbtnblncs, in purple dressed,
Nod o'er the ground-bird's hidden nest,
Thou waltest late, and com'st aloue,
When woods are bare anil birds are flown,
And frosts and shortening daj s irtend
Tbe aged Year Is near bis end.
Thin doth thy sweet and quht eye
Look through its frluges to the sky,
Blue-blue as If tbst sky let fill
A flower from its cerultsn wsll.
I wou'd that thus, when I shall sea
The hour of death draw near to me,
Hopr, blosroming within my hesrt,
May look to heaven ss I depart.
The Latter lluya.
Sarins bare passed over us; the earth is changed ;
Tale leavea now flutter in tho dusky green ;
n upisnds, where of oldtb. wild bee ranged.
grtatwlod sigbs, "No more shsll these be seen.'
Thercforo to hollows cf tbe field I go,
To lowly places where the sun lies warm,
Where I can hiar tbe voices frcm the farm,
Tbe noonday cricket chirp, the catlio low.
am content to 1st the .eaaon. psss,
For still 1 feel tbero is some sheltered nook.
Some corner, that the sun must ever bUss.
Though lilies die upon the dying grsss,
0"i, ncer is this yearninj- earth forsook,
Nor severed love bereft of blessedness!
Harper's for December.
LIFE OX 31 AIM.
WOULD I.1KK OUIf, WITH WATER, AIR,
HEAT, LIGHT, WINDS, CLOUDS, IIAIN, RIV
ULETS, VALLEYS, AND MOUNTAINS.
Translated for the New York World.
Wlieti twelvo years ago I pitbllslictl tbo
first edition of my work "La I'lnralllo ties
Montlei," I did liopo toseo tlio speedy con
firmation which tlio progress of astronomy
would slvo lo my theory In enabling us to
touch with tho linger as It wore, tho mani
festations of planetary life. On tho ono
hand, I ho iurolltcs, thuso samples of other
worlds, havo brought In Ihelr own sub
stance tho elements which play tho most
mportaut part In life, llko oxygen, hy
drogen, carbon, chloruro of sodium. Tho
tcrollto which fell at Orgucll (Departmunt
of Tarii-ct-Oai'onne) brought us eoal-llko
matter, carburcs, which, llko peat, aroduo
to vegetable remains; that which fell In
1S72 at Lance (LoIre-ct-ClioIr) brought nal
Aerolites had already brought water under
tho form of bydratoor oxydo of Iron. Tho
worlds from which theso debris como do
not differ fioni ours. On tho other hand,
through tho spectral analysis, vapor of wa
tor Identical with that which produces our
fog, our clouds, and our rains, has been
discovered lu tho planetary atmosphere
Dot of all tho kttulics lately mailo that
which oilers us tho most general confirma
tlon of tho oxUtonco of llfo beyond tho
cartli Is tho telescopic examination of the
planet Mars. This nclgbboiius world, in
deed, prcouts rclatious most slinllur to
ours. Uy its situation wo are called to ob
bcrvo Its sui'f.ico under tho best conditions
for Its sludy, and the telescope reveals tho
configurations which indicate tho closest
ainnlly btlwcen that globo and tho one wo
It Is by the continuous and poisovcrlng
study of tho movement of Mars that Hop
lor dlscovorod tho immortal laws which
control tho system of tho world. It seems
to mo certain that it Is by tho study of tho
samo planet that will first bu confirmed tho
doclrlno of tho pluiallly of worlds, the
philosophic' crowning aehlovcmont of as
tronomv. Hv this doublo servlco mars
would deserve tho esteem of thinking hu
maully.and perhaps would eauso us lopar
don tho follies and thocruelllcs with which
tho god of war has Inspired for loo long a
llmo this poor humanity that peoples tho
Led bv tho norsovoilng desire to find In
nractlcal astronomy Itself the direct ovl
donee of this great proof of tho plurality of
worlds, I particularly doroted myself lo
tho observation or tho planet aiars. I spec
lallv studied It at tho periods when It pass
ed In tho neighborhood of tho oattb, and
abovo all last year. Comparing between
them tho observations made ot dltferent
epochs by astronomers, I succeeded lu col
locllnnin rcrerenco to It numerous and do
clslvo documents. Thoiesullsof theso ob
servations and thoso discussions ato satis
factory for thosolution of tho curious prob
lem of tbo condition uf life on tho surfaco
of tho planets.
Our leaders know that the planet Mars is
that which comes next to tho earth In the
order of dlstauces from tho sun. Our orbit
Is tiaccd at 37,000,000 leagues from tho orb
or day, and that of Mars at 60,000,000.
When tho two planets aroon the simo side
or tho sun tho distance which separates
them Is Ihcieforo only 10,000,000 leagues,
and It may even descend to 14,000,000, bo-
causa neither Mars nor tho cartli follows a
perfect circumference, their distances from
tho sun Increasing or diminishing accord
ins to tho periods.
That which most strikes the observer in
ho examination of tho plunct Is lhl, that
tho poles aro marked llkothoso of thoearlh
by two whlto zones, two caps of mow.
Tho north polo and tho south polo aro oven
at II tnos so brilliant that they koeni lo ex
tend boyond the edgo of the planet, follow
ing that effect of Irradiation which renders
w lillo clrclo larger loour eyes than ablack
circle of tho samo dimensions. Tho lees
ary In extent; thoy heap themselves In
plies aud extend around oach polo during
tho winter, while In tho summer thoy melt
and retire. Iu their totality they extend
farther than do ours, and sotnctlinos do
scond lo tho forty-fifth degrco of latitude,
or as far as those regions which correspond
o tho situation of Franco on tho earth.
Tho llrst aspect of tho planet makes It
scent analagous to ours as regards tho di
vision of its climates into filgid, lemperato
mid torrid zonce. The examination of Its
topography shows its on the contrary, u
Huillclcully characteristic dissimilarity bo
tween its configuration nud that of our
In fact, theionro more seas than laudson
the earth. Threa. quarters of tho globo aro
overcd with water. Terra llrnia Is com
posed principally of three vast Isiauds
tin eo coutinvuts, ono extending I'tom thu
west to tho cast, and forming Europe and
Asia; tho second placed to the south of Eu
rope, aud foimlug Africa; tho third stretch
ing on tho other slilo of tho globe, from
abovo to below, froai tho north lo tho south,
and forming tho great territories of Amcr-
ca. If tho small continent of Australia,
situated south of Asia, bo added, wo havo
the configuration of tho globe.
It is not tho samo with tho surfaco of
Mais, notwithstanding tho comparisons
which astiunomcrs havcoflcn sought to ap
ply to its coullnenlal and oceanic divisions.
Tho water does not cover threc-fouilhs of
Mais. Thcio aro more lauds than seas
theie, aud, Instead of being isiauds oiuerg-
od fioni tho bosom of tho liquid clement,
continents seem rather to reduce the oceans
to simple Interior seas, veritable Mediter
raneans. There is there uo Atlantic or Pa
cific, and the tour of Mars might almost bo
mado on dry laud. Tho seas aro Mediter
raneans, cut up into various gulfs, prolong
ed hete and (hero iu n gtcat number uf
arms, slrrtching, Ilka our Ited Hep, across
terra tlruia ; such is tho principal feature of
the geography of Mats.
Another fcaluro which also would sullico
for the recognition of Mars from a long dis-
anco U this, that tho seas aio extended In
ho southern hemisphere, between tho equa
tor aud the polo on nno side ; on another
side they extend to a less extent In the
northern hemisphere. Further these south
ern and northern seas aro united by those
arms or tho sea tending from the south to
The con'.luents of Mars aro tinted of a
red ochic line, and Its seas present Iheni-
salves lo our gaze under tho aspects of spots
of a gray-grem, deepened by an effect of
contrast due to tho color of the continents.
The coloration of Mars Is not duo to its
atmospbero, for, although tho veil extends
over tho wholo planet, neither Its seas nor
Its polar snows yield to tho influence or
this rolomtlon. Moreover, tho borders of
the planet are less colored than the cen
tre or the disk a result which would not
be If this coloration was duo to tho atmos
phere. May not this characteristic color of Miirs,
visible to the naked eye, and which doubt
less Is tho c.uiso of tho warlike Individual
ity which tho ancients conferred on this
planet, bo due to thu color of the hcrbigo
and of the vegetables which must cover Us
champalgnsT Aro tbero led prairies, red
forests, red fields IhcreT Aro our silent
woods with their soft shadows replaced
with trees I, eating rubicund foliage, and
aro our wild 'bed popples Ilia emblem of tho
botany of Mars?
It may be remarked, In fact, that an ob
server placed on tho moon, ur even on Vo
nus, would sco our continents strongly
tinted with the greenish shade, llulln an
tuum ho would see this shade vanish in tho
latitudes whero the trees luso their leaves;
ho would seo tho fields vary iu shades to a
golden vcllow, and then tho suow would
cuvcr the ground for mouths at u lime. On
Mars the coloration Is constant, and it is
observed Iu all Its latitudes, during their
winter as well as durlug their summer. It
varies only according to Iho transparency
of its atmosphere and of our. This, how
ever, Is no icasuu why the vegetation of
Mars should not bo the principal causo of
this general shade. Tho plaius cannot bo
denuded every whero like tho sands of Ha.
Iiara. They aro probably covered with a
vegetation of soiuo kind, and as it is not
tho Interior of the soil that wo seo, but Its
surface, It must follow that tho covering or
this soil, tho vegetation, whatever it be,
has red for Its chief color, since all tho lands
of Mars offer this curious aspect.
Tho wonderful oporalionsof tho speclro
scope have been applied to tho study of tho
planets, principally by the learned English
physicist IIuggin. Tho planets reflect tho
light which Ihoy leceivo from tho sun
When tho spectrum or their light Is oxam
Ined, the solar spectrum Is found as though
It woro reflected in a mirror.
On directing tho spoctroseopo lo Mars
theio was noticed, in tho llrst place, iu tho
rays emitted by this planet, a perfect idcu
llty with those which emanate from tho
central orb of our system. Itut, In mak
Ins nsoof muromlmile methods, Mr. IIuj
gins found, during tho last oppositions of
the planet, that thn spectrum of Mars I
crossed in tho orango zone by a group of
black rays coinciding with tho lines which
appear in tho solar sdectrum at Iho scttln
or the sun, when tho light of that lumlna
ry crosses tho densest layers of our ntmos
phore, and thus verified Hit existence of tea
ter in the atmosphere o Man as water eX'
lsts In ours.
Tho green spots or lhat globo aro Indeed
seas, rcachos ur wuter analogous to terror
trial waters. Tho clouds oro vcslelos or wa.
ler like those or our clouds. The snows
aro water solidified by cold, Moro than
this, this water revealed by Iho spectro
scope being or tho samo chemical cotnposl
lion as ours, wo know In addition that ox
ygen and hydrogon aro also tbero.
Theso Important documents allow us to
form an Idea or the meteorology or Mara
and to eeo lull a very similar reproduction
or that or Iho planet which wo Inhabit, o
Mars as on Iho Earth, In fact, the sun I
the supiemo agent of niovcinont aud or
lire, and lis action dolotmlucs theso results
analogous to thoso which exist here. Heat
vaporizes tho water or tbo soas of Mars and
lias It Into tho heights or tho atmospbero,
This vapor or water assumes a visible form
through the samo process which gives birth
to our clouds, that Is to say by the diner
enccs of lemporatuio and of saturation.
Tho winds arise from Iho samo differences
f temperature. The clouds may bo follow
ed, cariled by tho aerial currents, over tho
seas and Iho continents, and many ohser-
allons havo already photographed, so to
speak, theso ineloorologlcal variations. If
o do not yet precisely seo Iho raln-rall on
the plains or Mars, Us rail Is divined at
least, since Iho shadows disappear and aro
enewed. II, also, tho snow bo not seen lo
fall, Its fait Is divined iu llko manner since,
as with us, the winter solstlco thoro Is sur
rounded with frail.
Thus Ihcro Is there, as here, an atmos-
hcric cliculatlon, and Iho drop of water
which tho siiu lakes from tho sea returns
to it allot' having fallen from tho cloud
which absorbed It. Moro than this: ul-
ish wo should hold ourselves strenu
ously oti guni il against all tendencies lo
croato Imaginary worlds fashlonod after
our own, yet Mars presents us, as In a mir
ror, with such an organic siiiilllludo lhat ll
s difficult not lo go a little further in our
In lact, the cxlsteuco of Iho comments
nd uf tbe seas shows us that that planet
was, llko ours, Iho seat or internal geolog
ical movomeuls which gao birth to up-
eavals and depressions or tho soli. There
havo been eruptions and shakings there,
modifying tho primitive crust of tho globe.
u consequence, there are mountains tbero
nd valleys, plateaus nud hollows, sleep
ravines and cliffs. Ho.v do tho pluvial
waters return lu iho scat lly means or
prlngs, tlvtilels, .streams, and great rivers.
rim?. It Is difficult not to see on Mars
scenes analogous to thoso which conslltulo
our terrestrial country scones babbling riv
ulets flowing In their pebbly beds glided
by Iho sun, streams crossing tho plains or
filling lu cataracts to tho bottom or tho val
leys, great rivers descending slowly Into
tho deep seas, Ac.
Thus, then, boliold In space a fow million
leagues hence a land nearly tho samo as
uis, where all Iho elements nf llfo are
united s they aio around us; water, air,
icat. light, wind", clouds, rain, rivulets,
alleys, mountains. To complete tho ro-
HCiiibluuce, wo will teuiark, furthermore,
that the seasons there hato nearly lire samo
intensity as on the earth, tho axis of rota
tion of Mais being at an Inclination of 27
degrees (tho Earth's Inclination Is 23 de
grees). In view or this ensemble, Is it pos
sible to pau'c for a single instant at the
crlficatioii of Ihcso elements, and of theso
movements without thinking of Iho effects
which produced them, and which they
should pioduce? The physico-chemical
ondillous which gavo birth to the first veg-
tatlon w tilth appeared on the surfaco of
our globe being realized over yonder as
here, how could they exist together with
out producing similar tesults?
On what scientific pretext could we im
agine an arbltiary prevention or a leallza
tlon or Iheso remits 7 It would requlro, in
lfect, au incomprehensible Interdiction, a
supreme veto, something like a permanent
miracle of annihilation, to prevent tho rays
of the .1111, (ho air, Die water, and the earth
(these four elements which the ancients de
ified) fioni entering there constantly in the
organic ovolutlou, whiio berti the smallest
drop of water Is inh ibited by myriads of
animalcule;. As long as Iho oceaa-is Iho
home uf thousands of vegcttble aud ani
mal specie', what cU'orts against reason
would not bo necessary to Imagine lhat
amid similar vital conditions the wo.'ld
which we aio discussing could remain for
ever In the condition of a vast aud useless
The uicaii density or the materials which
compose Mars is less than lhat or tho con
stituting uialciials of our globe; II Is as ,1
to 100. Il results from Ibis density and
from tho dimensions of Mars lhat tho
wolglit of bodies Is extremely light on its
surface. Thus tho inionslty of weight bo-
leprcsenlcd by 100 on Iho surfaco of Iho
earth, It is only 08 mi the surface of Mars,
It is the mcsl feeblo Intensity of weight
that can Lo found on all Iho planets of Iho
nicat solar lepublie. As a result, one ter
reslrial kilogramme transported thither
would weigh uo moro than 332 grammes,
,V man weighing seventy kilogrammes,
transporli-d to Mars, would not weigh there
twenty-seven. It would not bo moro la-
llgulng to run fifty kilometres there than
to run twenly on the cult), arid the mit'cu
lar efioit, tho cxerclso of which has caused
Iho intention of tho school-boys' game of
"lcnp-ficg" would enable ono loieap, on
Mars, not only over the backs or bis com
panlons, but also over tho roofs of houses
and tho tops of ttecs.
To the data which precede let us add Ihoso
which cousllluto tho periods or lile; tho
duration or tbo day and lhat of Iho year,
Thoiotation of that planet on Us axis is cf.
feclcd iu 21 bourn, 37 minutes 22 seconds;
day and night there aro thcroforo slightly
dl 111' re lit from ours as tegards duration,
and they vary as they do here according to
seasons, belug Iougcr In summer lhau lu
winter, according lo tho latitudes. Tho
year of Mars Is nearly double that of ours,
fur it numbeis C37 of our days.
The Inhabitants or Mars see tho heavens
tbo constellations, absolutely as wo seo
them. Tho earth on which wo aro Is or
them a brilliant star, which now shines In
the west after tbo selling ol tho sun, aud
now precedes llko a forerunner Iho ruin;
of the radiant luminary. It offers to them
phasos as Venus offers them to us. In
word, wo are their "shepherd's star," Iho
most brilliant and most magnificont of
their starry firmament. I'oihaps thoy may
oven talso allars lo us 11 If they could
como a liltlo nearer thoy doubtless would
bo greatly surprised at our liltlo troubles,
Such Im the general physiognomy or this
neighboring planet. Tho atmosphere that
surrounds it, tho waters that Irrlgato and
fertilize it, Iho sun's rays lhat heat and II
lumlno it, the winds lhat sweep over It
from one end lo tho other, the seasons
which transform It, are so many elements
to construct for ll an order or 1 1 Jo nnalo
gotis to that with which our planet Is bless
ed. Tho recblcnoss or tho weight on lis
surface must have particularly modified
this order of llfo In rendering ItapproprI
ato to its special condition. Thus, then, tbo
globe of Mars should no longer appear to
us llko a block or stono turning In spaco In
the sling "or tho solar attraction, a sterile
and an Inert and inanimate mass) but we
should see in It a living world, peopled
with unnumbered beings vaulting In Ihel
atmosphere, and adornod vrllh country
placos, where the murmur or tho wind
heard and the water reflects the light of
heaven. A new world which uo Coluinbu
shall ever reach, but on which, novcrlho.
less, a whole raco now lives, works, thinks,
anil ponders as wo do, doubtless, tbo great
and mysterious problems or nature.
I'rlde Is an extravagant opinion or our
own worthiness; vanity Is an Inordinate
desire that others should share that oplu
tl'a. It Chance f
Ous Hill was the only living child or
bljah Hill, a wealthy lumber merchant
In tho town or Hudson. Ills mother was
dead, and a maiden nunl kept house for his
father, ills profession was that of a lawyer,
but ho had Inherited his mother's property;
to it wasn't necessary for him lo practice
to obtain his dally bread, Ilight here all
hi temptations commenced. "For S tan
finds some mischief kIIII Tor idle hands to
;" that was true, a good many years ago,
nd It hasn't lost Its truth yet. I know I
always skip descriptions ol people's per
sonal appearance, so I will simply say he
was tall, and a blonde. Perhaps you think
he looked Insipid; well, he didn't; and he
wouldn't if he'd parted his hair In Iho mid
dle, and waxed his moustache. The old
established citizens or II said ho was
an Idlo extravagant young dog, with
good enough In him somewhere," which
good Ihey were afraid would dlo for the
want or proper cultivation. Nor was this
all ; ll was rumored lhat be had been seen
Intoxicated the night or Mrs. Kidder' par
ty. Most or tbo young men knew he
drauka llitlc, but ofcourso not to excess."
A man may take arsenic and not die from
its effects ; but a man who does not lako It
certainly will not die from Its effects.
I havo told you of his bad habits; so to
bojust I must tell yon some of bis good-
ones. Ho was trulbrm, generous lo a rami,
always even-tempered, and a young man
of moro than ordinary abilities ; but unless
some saving Power intervened, it was evi
dent to many lhat ho would go to ruin.
Lnclla Campbell wasthoyonngest daugh
ter or Ato children. She was a lovely girl.
Strictly speaking sho was not beautiful.
Her largo hazel eyes aud almost perfect
form, weio her only claim lo beauty, and
yet sho was called "Tho beauty of II ."
It was her pure soul, her loving and merry
disposition, which made her so rather than
beauty of form or feature.
(Jus and Lu bad been walking in the
woods, lie was saying :
So It Is to-morrow night, you young la-
dlos mako your attack upon our hearts,
and pocket books?"
Yes," she replied, laughing. "Be suree
you aro well supplied with bath, you will
need all you can muster."
What aro you to do ?" be asked.
O, I'm lo be 'post-mlsltcss' tbero will
bo a large mail lor you, Qua."
"Well, Is there anything I can do to
mako myself useful, besides buying waste
Yes, lots of things ; I shall call on you
lor auy anuVevery thing."
I shall bo at your service all tbo eve
They chatted merrily the remainder of
tho walk home, where (Jus left Lu, to write
letters for tho post-office, grave aud gay,
merry and merciless. She had written a
number when sho thought o: Gus, and how
much ho needed an earnest appeal from
sonio ono to reform. Tho idea occurred to
her, "Why not I ? I might wiila a letter,
and give it to him from tho post-oftlco to
She look her pen and wrote him a long
letter, show lug him just where bo stood,
the danger he was in .from intemperance,
and also from doing nothing. Sho advised
hlmloleavoU for a time, as he could
more effectually broak off from old asso
ciates, and begin lllonnew. Sbeslgued Iho
letter, "A Iricnd who speaks in your salut
ed mothei's name." Sbescaled it and wrote
his name upou It, so sho should mako uo
Tbaoteuing of the fair was all that couUl
be desiied. The town ball was brilliantly
Illuminated for Iho occasion. All : was
there, for it was held for u charitable pur
pose, aud 's towns-people were not
lacking in generosity. Lu had charge of
Ibe post-office, and dispensed letters to
anxious applicants at twenty-five cents
apiece. Her courage railed her, nud sho
decided nut to glto tho one sho had written
to Gus. Mho was fearful bo would be au.
gry with her for tomo plain truths she bad
stated. He would feol bumbled at the low
(a parcnlly) estimate sho put upou blm ;
aud, abovo ail, she thought bo would say,
Sho had uo right to set hetself as my mon-
tor ; I am nothing to ter."
This last consideration had settled her;
she would not give it lo him. She was to
take part in a tableau, and so sho asked
Clara Cogswell to tend Iho post-otllco uur
ing her absence. Just as she was turning
away, Cad said, "There aro no envelopes,
Lu; baveyougotany ?" Lu put her hand In
her pocket u.id pushed aside tho largo one,
the ono sho had written lo Gus, and hand
ed Cad a package aud a number of letters
sonio scaled, others unsealed. Sho baa
beon gone but a few minutes, when there
came a tap at tho window, aud then Gus's
"How many bushels of letters for mc.
Cad's pretty faco peered out from behind
the curtain, as sho teplleil, "uno, .Mr. im
pudence." Ho handed her a dollar and
look bis letter laughing; Toor Lu, she
would bardtv have looked so scrcno In the
tableau. If sho had known her letter was In
Gus Hill's pocket, Instead or her own. Sho
had bauded it lu Cad with tbo rest, and
Cad bad given It Immediately lo Gus,
"Was II chaneo orsomethlug more?" Qu
intended to read his letter, but some one
claiming his attention, bo thought uo more
about It until ho reached home. As he read
emotions expressive oi asionisumeui, an
gor, and sorrow, passed In turn over bis
fice. Ho know Iho handwriting ai once,
Walking excitedly up and down tbe room,
ho exclaimed, "Can I Indeed bo In tbo dan
cer sho represents? Sho advised mo to
leave Hudson, and tells mo to mako a man
of myself I" He spent tbo night In think
log aud planning. Just us tho first faint
streak or gray appeared In tho east, be
threw himself upou the bed and slept tin
Aflcr dinner ho called upon Lu. II
spoko of tho letter, and said, "I um goin;
to lake your advlco and 'make a man or
myself.' I havo como to you for your
promise lo be my wife, when I shall have
abstaluod from liquor one year, and earned
a llvlnz at my profession meantime. Can
you promise aud trust tne, darling ?"
The little band was placed lu his, and (he
said. "I trust One hlghor than you ; He
will keep and help you, dear P'
He weut out from her presence, feeling
somehow lifted out of himself and the liar
row, aimless llfo ho had led, Into a broader
and nobler resolve, lie aeemeei to nave
courage to do and dare anything for ber
Flvo years havo gone by, and the town
ball In II is again niuminaieu. ao
night there Is to be n temperance lectnro
by an eminent lawyer. The uau is crowet
ed. for he Is a native of II , and sho is
proud or him. A gentleman passes up tbo
aisle, followed by a lady leading a two
vear-old boy by tbe baud. He seats them
and nasses on to the platform, where be Is
Introduced as tho Hon. Augustus Hill
Yes, It Is Gus, a nobloinan and a Christian,
aklng his mark In his day and genera
tion ; and (aklng his stand for tho Ilight.
uclla Is his proud and happy wlfo; and
llttlo Georgia Is the light of their home.
Again I say, "Was It chance, or something
moro?" The Ploughman. .
The Truthful l'llol.
The passenger, who was going down Ibo
big river for the first lime In his life, se
cured permission to climb up beside '.he
pilot, a grim old grayback who rever told
lie In bis life.
Many alligators In this river?" Inquir
ed the stranger, after a look around.
"Not so many now, slnco Ihey got to
shoolln' 'em for their bides and taller," was
"Used to be lots, eh?"
"I don't wanttotelt you about 'cm stran
ger," replied tho pilot, sighing heavily.
"Cause you'd think 1 was a-ly in' lo you,
and that's sumthin' I never do. I kin cheat
at keerds, drink whiskey or chaw poor ter-
backer, but I can't He."
"Then there used (o bo lots or 'ctr. ?" In
quired Ibe passenger.
"I'm most afraid to tell ye, mister, but
vo counted Mevcn hundred allygalera to
tbo mile from Vlcksburg cl'ar down lo
Orleans I That was years ago, afore a shot
as ever llrcd at 'em."
"Well, I don't doubt ll," replied tho
'And I'vo counted 3450 of 'cm on one
sand-bar I" continued Ibo pilot. "It looks
big to tell, but a government surveyer was
aboard, and ho checked 'cm off as I called
"1 hnveu't the least doubt of it," said the
passenger, as be heaved a sigh.
I'm glad o" lhat, stranger, Souio fel
lows would think I was a liar, when I'm
telling Ibe solemn truth. This used to be
paradise for alligators, and they were so
thick that the wheels or the boat killed an
average of forty-nine to Ibe mliel''
"Is that so?"
"True ns gospel, mister! I usetflo almost
feel sorry for the cussed brutes, 'cause
Iboy'd cry out e'enamost like a human bo
ng. We killed lots of 'em, as I said, and
wo hurt a pile more. I sailed with one
captalu who alius carried a thousand bot
tles of liniment lo throw over to Ibe wound
"True as you live, be did. I don't 'spect
11 ever seo another such a kind, Christian
man. Ann me auygaiers gono isnow tno
Nancy Jane, and to know Captain Tom',
ud they'd swim out and rub their tails
gin Ibe boat an' purr like cats an' look up
nd try to smile I"
"Solemn truth, stranger. And once when
wo grounded on a bar, with an opposition
boat right behind, the allygaters gathered
around, got under ber stern, and jumped
ber clean over the bar by a graud push I II
looks like a big story but I nevor told a lie
yet, and I never shall. I wouldn't Ho for
all the money yon could put aboard Ibis
There was a painful pause, and alter a
while tbo pilot continued :
"Our lujines gin out once, and a crowd or
allygaters took a tow-line and banled us
forty-five miles up stream to Vlcksburg I"
"And when the news got along the river
(bat Captain Tom was dead every allygater
In Ibe river daubed bis left car with black
mnd hs a badge or tnourntn', and lots or
cm pined away and died I"
Tbe passenger left the pllol-housQ with
the remark that bo didn't doubt Ibo stale
merit, but tho old man gave the wheel a
turn and replied : -
"That's ono thing I won't do far love nor
money, and that's make a liar of myself, I
was brung up by a good mother; and I'm
(joint: to slick to tbe truth If this boat
doesn't make a cent." Vickrturg (Miss.)
Tucre Is ono' piece or romance In Hu.,
kin's llfo which makes curious reading.
He has very fow kinsmen ; bo has no coil
dren ; he has no wlfo. He bad a wife, a
lovely and charming one'; but she is. now
Mrs. Mlllals. The story Is curious. JJe-
fore fluskln married ber sho wasconsid
erably younger than bo, aud famous for
her beauty bo asked ber, it is said, If sue
could love blm platonically, aud she repll
ed, of course she could, and would, and
did so love hitn. Thoy were united, and
for some mouths, lo all appearances, were
harmonious and happy. His Idea of pla-
tonlsm seems to havo been literal. She
probably thought it figurative. After awhile
she began to weary of a busbaud of broaei
culture, great intellect, Uno Imagination
but so spiritualized as lo have no trace left
or (he lower physical insllucls. Ana Iben
likewise, she bid formed a mental com
parison between Mlllals, an intimate friend
of ber liege, "who had been sometime occu
pied In painting ber portrait, and. Ibe uno
motional, passionless mail or tupugui anu
study. In brief, sho fell in love with tbo
artist, and Ibe artist fell in love wiiu ner,
Tliov were attuned to one another; tno
music or their beings was set lo the same
key. They said nothing, but they fell ot-
ervtblng. Words were needless oxpres
siou would hare been dishonor. Buskin
was not long in perceiving bow matters
stood. He is uo dog in tbe man ; be la
magnanimous, and in Ibis case was at onco
nrudent. common-sonsibln and sagacious,
He prlrately asked bis wife if she had not
made a mistake, and sbe frankly couiesseu
she bad. Tho artist was sounded, and from
(he depths of his soul rose up a for vld aud
There was no trouble iu obtaining a dl
vorco nnder the circumstances, and Mrs,
Ituskln became Mrs. Mlllals wilbput the
slightest Infraction or friendship or lntlma
cv between tbe three. They are still lull
mate, still close friends. The face, aud tig'
ure or tbe woman in Mlllals' well-known
picture or "Tbe Uuguonot Lovers" aro
said to be those of bis cbarming wire.
Be what you are; this Is tbe first step
toward becoming better than you are. J,
Tbe afflictions or this life are neither
loo numerous nor too sharp. Much rust
reaulrcth a rough flic.
A gentle person is like a river flowlug
calmly along; whllo a passionate man Is
like the sea, continually casting up mire
Tbey were walking arm Iu arm on tbe
sidewalk at the foot of Middle street. Tbe
moon was shining brightly on tho water,
and he said : "How beautifully tbe silver
moonbeams touch tho dancing wavelets.
tboir motion throwing off the beams In
flood of tremulous light. How sublime
tbo effect, Emily I" "Yes, Henry," she
auswored. "and only Just seo bow rldicu
lous lhat slim woman looks lu a pull-back
dress." Henry groaned.
A norrmnce of the Kali.
They camo Into (fib car at'n waysldo sta
tion together. Sho was In tho lend, a post-
Ion sho Is not likely lo surrendor ns long
s they travel together. A tall brunette,
lib sharp face, piercing black eyes, hair
black as a raven's wing, a long aqnlllno
nose with n molooit Hie side of it, a mouth
the cut of which betokened determination
and force. She had passed tho shady sldo
f ber (cons and bad climbed In Iho apex
or a quarter or a century. He wassa guile
less youth over whoso tow-colored head
some eighteen summers had pasted, an lu-
nocont hobbledehoy, just ro'oasod from bis
mother's apron siring.. On him sbe cast
loving glance', and bis face suffused In
blushes, was turned with a timid, appeal
ing look to her.
Tho car was crowded, and ollglblo scat
not easily obtainable. About the mltldle
of the car a sedate travclor occupied a scat
tohlmseir. Thither the Irrepressible lady
pressed her way. The sedate traveler rose
and with much courtesy Invited her io tako
seat next to tbo window, and when sho
was. seated be calmly ensconced hlmseirnp-
on (ho vacant bait or (be chair. By this
me (ho young man whom she was escort-
ng had come up. He placed his band on
the back of tbo scat, looked appeallngly on
tbe face or bis protectress, and timidly
aronnd tho car. Ho was evidently embar
rassed, and did not know what to do with
himself. Tbo sharp nosed brunette eyed
the sedate traveler by her side with a sharp-
noss that almost amounted to malignity.
But the traveler, seemed all unconsctons
of Iho scrutiny to which be was subjected,
aud looked away over tbo fletds4bronghan
Tho bruuelto could uo longer endure lo
seo ber callow beau standing forlorn, and
thus she addressed the sedate traveler,
whose eyes were wandering far away, and
whoso (bonghls wero wilb Iho dear ones at
"I say, stranger"
"Well, say on," responded tho eedalo
'I say, look bee, stranger."
'Well, what have yon got to sLow mo?"
said the sedato man.
"Stranger, I want yoa to know that (his
young gentleman standing up Ihcro Is my
"Oh I I'm glad to bear It. Hew long
havo you had hint? Take caro of blm I
"Now yon Just look here, stranger; this
young man Is my feller, and I am bound
to see that nobody shall Imposo on him.
You bear me? Now If you bad any man
ners you'd Just get right up and let htm
nave a seat by me."
"Ob, I am very happy in your society.
You cannot Imagine bow much pleasuro.it
has given mo lo furnish yoa with a seat
whero you can see through tho window.
Besides I always look a special delight In
being near charming ladles llko yourself,"
replied the sedate traveler.
"But, sir, bo is my feller, sir, my beau-
do yon understand?"
Is that so? Who would havo thought
11 ? And does bis mother place blm under
your protection when he goes abroad ?"
Now, yoa look hero, strauger, mo and
that young man oxpects to be engaged, aud
we'vo been keeping company together, and
mo and him wants to bavo a talk together,
and you aro real mean if yon don't give
blm a seat by me, so that wocan talk; that's
what I thluk."
The iinpetiurable traveler stralgbtoned
up, then leaned over In Ibo direction of Ibo
sharp-eyed brunette, smiled most benignly
and lovingly ou ber, and thus spoke:
''Charming lady, I would be most bapny
to accommodalo you, bulyou goo I'm a pil
grim and a strauger, way worn and weary,
and a long way from borne. Besides, my
heart Is just now beating a tattoo of ecstat
ic satisfaction because of your charming
presence. Being a bachelor, and so near
one so lovely and engaging, bow can I fore
go the pleasure I now enjoy? I bavo had
dreams In tny lime bright dreams as I
have wandered through this great 'big
world,' of sometlmo meeting one to whom
'I could reveal al! Ibis sad heart of'mlno
would fain no longer conceal. You aro tbe
impersonation of my dreams, and now
would you drive me rrom your lovely sldo?
Say. has no bird sung In your heart? I saw
you come as tho star rises In the horizon,
and the light or your eyes has illumined
my soul. Say, beautiful slrauger, will yon
drive mo hence?"
Tbe sedato traveler ceased 16 speik.
The fire bad gono down Ip thebrunello's
eyes, the sevcto expression bad vanished
rrbra her race, her stem Hps' bad relaxed
tbelr rigidity and parted just enough to re
seal the Ivory structuro within, and In a
tone that was soft and low she asked :
"Did you say you was a bachelor!"
"Aye, beaulllul strauger, that's my fort
Then tho brunette turned hef eyes softly
upon ber "roller," who' stood twitching his
lingers and gazing around' III an abashed,
llinld sort of way, and itbusjibo addressed
Tom(' I'gucss you'd'betteKgtranOlber
seal, while I speak with this gentleman."
St. Lake Herald.
A Novel IIace. Plainsmen will be sur
prised to bear that tbero Is something In
(be world that can run faster lhau a Jack
rabbit. As a passenger train on tbe Union
Pacific, heading east, Was rattling along
over tho Titramle Plains the other night,
tho engineer, Xl. Johnson, looking rrom,
(he cab down along tbe gloaming rails, es
pied a huge Jack rabbit bonudlug over tho
ties about thirty feet ahead or the cowcatch
er. The ongineor put on more steam and
the ponderous locomotive shot ahead llko
an arrow, but the rabbit pricked up his
cars aud struck out at the rate of twenty
feet a Jump. Jobnson'a pride was touched,
nls locomotive is one or the biggest and
swiftest on tbe line, and bo was aftrald that
If he let that Jack hare outrun blm the boys
would find It out, and ho would be forever
disgraced. So be turned on more stoam,
the engine made a bound under a cloud of
smoko which belched rront the smoke
stack, and tbo telegraph poles danced pas'
wildly, bpt Jack let out another section o
bis logs, abd kept right along down the lev
el grade, Just out of reach or the .cowcatch
er. For five miles and a quarlor the loco
motive and rabbit kept up this speed when
the latter began to weaken. Johnson,
reigning In his Iron horse, went out on the
pilot, and, leanlug forward, reached out
and picked uplherabbll, astheenglnojoH
ed along alowly.
"Yes, you may cotrie Bgtfln ne'xt Surieta'
evening, Horacodearj but " and'sbBlioi
(tated. "What Is It", darling HavAfiYilr
en you pain?" he asked,- as sbe sHIPm;
malned silent. "You didn't mean to, 'fm"
sure," she responded j but next time plooso
don't wear ono of thoso collars with tbe
point turning outward ;' tbey slick In one's
'. If or
7 lis I
No. 5, Humjoylllock. '