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; " While the jolly hours orinfc on propitious May."
I hear the footsteps of the frolic 3Iay,
Tripping as on that holiday
When Love with berries of the bay
z : Was crowned to sing a roundelay.
SiDg, ail ye choruses and choirs
That lift unto thft !nvp-tnnp;l Ivres
The music of their magic wire3,
gP To May, to May a roundelay!
'hear the gentle murmurs of the Naiad,
An the far whispers of the Dryad,
In Echo's answers never tired.
With love and mirthfulness inspired
To sing to Slav a roundelay.
Sing, spirits of the vasty air,
In dingles, dells, or rocky lair,
In haunted hollows everywhere,
Si'Jg to the May a roundelay !
I hear the soft sea wave.-- that ebb and flow
Where ancient Triton tj hern doth blow,
In blasts now load, and long and low,
Unto the bills, re-echoing slow,
. 'i'o jlay a merry roundelay.
Sin?, Oh ye spirits of the waves,
"J hat sleep in hidden corves and caves,
Where Doris with her Kerens laves,
An.! sings to May a roundelay!
I hear mezzonean zephyrs rise and fall,
Chanting io 3Iay their madngai,
And fountain!", rivers, brooks and all
Bepeat their carols to the call
Of May to sing a roundelay.
Sing, spirits of the balmy breeze,
That lift to life the budding trees,
That blow the blossoms o'er the leas,
? To merry May & roundelay!
^ I hear in -svhitperiug woods and genial groves
The measures of their happy loves,
And ia tbe coverts of the coves
The melodies of tunle doves,
Making to llav a roundelay.
Bre^k l'orth and sing, spirits of mirth,
Hide in the bosom of the earth,
That wake to-day to happy birth,
And chant to May a roundelay I
Sing, Sing, Oh heart, unto the breath of spring:
Sing, for all life is on the wing,
And Nature's no.es incessant sing,
And Echo's answers backward fling,
To merry May a roundelay !
Sing, spirits of the sky and sea.
That holds the charmed Memnonian key
Of music's mighty mystery,
? Make to the May a roundelay !
k. ?Harpers Magazine.
The Obnoxious Boarder.
"We all disliked him (I refer to that
dreadful Small Measure, his first name
really being "Sam,"(but changed by us,
* with one consent, as soon a3 we beheld
him, to "Small," as much more appropriate)
heartily enough before ; but
after he had the presumption to fall, or
pretend he had fallen, in love with
Mildred Dainty, our landlady's pretty
& daughter, we absolutely detested him.
"We had been a community of young
artists and scribblers, barring the old
gentleman in the third story front, who
was a wholesale grocer, and the maiden
lady of uncertain age in the fourth
story back, who was a milliner?both of
mem as gooa-naturea souis as ever
Jived?without a discordant spirit previous
to his arrival. But ever since
that October afternoon he first made
his appearance at the front door, arraved
in a drab suit and a felt hat of
the same melancholy color, with a
flfffo brown satchel in one hand and a black
Bp^y silk umbrella in the other, and
' inquired, in the meekest and thinnest
of voices, if he "could obtain board
there,'' and had obtained board there,
our landlady being much impressed by
his very respectful manner and the
mournful tone in which he referred to
his mother as "an angel in neaven," ns
, had persistently pushed his way into
our circle, ea'.ing our oysters, smoking
our tobacco and cigars, never reciprocating
in thft slightest degree, and, in
short, as Tom Toms expressed it, ''becoming
a reg'iar nuisance." We managed
to erdare him, however, with
many earcastic remarks and broad?extremely
broad?hints about interlopers,
all of which rebouaded lightly from our
target, he belonging to that too numer
Otis class the iron-clads, until, as I said
before, be tried to make love to Mildred
Dainty. Then, indeed, the uiready
half-awakened lion, or, more properk
speaking, lions, were aroused, and
ready to tear him limb from limb.
We, the artistic and literary fellows
* had known her since she was thirteen
years of age, and almost all of as had
been wildly in love with her before she
saw her eighteenth birthday; bnt on
that auspicious (particularly for him)
day she was betrothed to Charley Seabright.
And we were all sincerely glad
?that is, as sincerely, glad as rejected
t suitors could be?that Charley had won
the prize, for he was a splendid fellow,
handsome, talented, generous, and?
what some handsome, generous, and
talented fellows are not?honorable.
Mrs. Dainty was a queer, shy woman,
i . with a Boman nose that suggested the
? nose of Michael Angelo, looking as
though (as was really the case with
^ Mike's) somebody at an early period of
life had depressed the bridge of it; a
pair of mild blue apologetic eyes; hair
?which she arranged in many flat puffs
from the nape of her neck to her brow,
causing her head to resemble a phrenofi
logical chart?of a subdued brown; and
a pretty little mouth.
The daughter was totally unlike her,
except as to mouth, having large merry
gray eyes, golden brown hair (which,
when unbound, fell to her very feet), a
delicate straight nose, rosy cheeks, and
a smile like?like?well, George Lee
wrote of it once,
k 'A smile like the flash of the hummingbirds's
As it hovers over the lilies."
And as Charley was dark, with great
Ma/Or erec an<l Tiair o.r>rI mnct'.sr'hA +.n
match, they formed an admirable con%
trast And' somebody says, very justly,
according to my way of thinking,
"In joining contrasts lieth Love's dei
Small Measure, the detested one, had
oblique eyes of no particular color
^ 4 (George Lee spoke of them, cr of, in
the poetical style, one of them, as "a
squinting eye to match a squinting
mind,") light red hair, nose and chin
sharp as a razor, and a great waste of
material in the way of hands and feet.
However, he was so quiet, and spoke so
tenderly of his departed maternal
tttqc cr\ T?i>Txr fn
Mrs. Dainty, that the dear good-hearted
WP woman was quite taken with him, and
used to, for a icng time after be came
among us, try to ward off onr wordy
r, attacks by some pleasant remarks and
adroitly substitute nice slices of meat
from her own plate for the lumps of
^ iat Feil Johnson, who carved, placed
' _ upon his, and gave him extra large
pieces of pie and cake in the fruifc season
to indemnify him for the apples,
oranges, etc., tnat roree winter ana x
?w? sat at either side of him at table
?invariably contrived to confiscate.
4 Bat after he had been there about
\ five months we noticed that even Mrs.
Dainty began to treat him coolly; and
when he took to following Millie about
and praying for her, dear little innocent
girl.in a shrill voice at midnight, much
to the annoyance of the boarders on
his floor, knowing all the time that she
was engaged to Charley Seabrisht, she
became downright angry and gave him
^ 5^ earely his share of cake and pie?not a
fit more.
K* * Besides this she confide 1 to Charley,
who confided to us. that Small Measure
hadn't paid a cent of beard for nearly
fO months, and that he gave as an ex
planarion that i:he old gentleman in
whose employ hs was was very ill, and
accounts could not; be squared until he
got well again. None ol us believed in
this old gentleman, whose bookkeeper
went to business after lunch and returned
home an hour before dinner;
and Tom Toms, who, disguised as a
broom seller, took the trouble to follow
him on two occasions, reoorted that
unless the bookkeeping was done in a
billiard salooon or the Metropolitan
Art Mnsenm, none was done on those
two occasions.
Well, after onr landlady's tacit agreement
to onr proceedings, we did everything
to oust the nnweicome gnest; but
he seemed resolved, as Pauline says in
"The Lady of Ljon3," referring to her
own sex,' that his "wings once
scorched," he'd "cling and cling forever."
Mrs Dainty summoned ap
courage and dunned him sternly. He
mec her glance with tearful eyes, spoke
of his once happy home and its lost
guiding spirit, told her a long story
aoouc ms sics employer, wnom ne
could not forsake in the hour of adversity,
because of bis kindness in years
long gone, to that dear guiding spirit,
and assured her that she should be
paid the momeet he himself was paid
And so another month went by, during
which we were painfully conscious that
he was quietly sneering at and exulting
over our unsuccessful efforts to get rid
of him, thereby nearly goading us to
madness?or *Selby Hardwick, who
wrote sensational stories for the sensational
pacers, said he was. But at last
our chance came.
Small Measure informed Mrs. Dainty,
as he was departing?to bookkeepingone
spring day, that he should not be
back until late that night. We instantly
resolved to lock him ont, and keep him
out. Nothing conid have happened
j better. It was April 1; we'd make a
night of it, and a fool of him. Charley
Seabright, the only one who always
refused to join in any plot against him
?"Hang it!" he said, "I don't want
the fellow to think I'm jealous of him"
?was awav, gone to Boston, and not
expected back for three days.
Mildred was delighted. "Don't ever
let him in again," she begged. "Only
this morning he picked up a button
that had burst off my shoe, and kis&ed
it, and put it in his vest pocket. I hate
him!?I hate him! And how dare he
kiss one of my shoe buttons ?'
So we carried our pipes into Kirk
Howe's room?second story frontwhere
we sang, played the violin and
guitar, told stories, repeated verses,
and art and literatnra. until
ten o'clock, at which hour the rain began
to pour down like a second deluge.
Merrier aud merrier grew our party,
and the noise was at its highest, when
Perce Winter, who had been listening
at the window, struck an attitude and
shouted, "'lis he!" And becoming
comparatively silent, we heard him
fumbling at the lock with his :aight-koy
for a few moments, and then ringing
the door-bell, eently at first, but gradually
louder and louder. The ringing
was immediately drowned by a jolly
chorus, kept up without intermission
lor a quarter cf an hour. At the end of
this time he nad begun to ben? upon
the door, and the bangicg -was something
fearful to her, and Mrs. Dainty
and the maiden lady, in light and airy
costumes, were entreating us to Stop it,
from the tipper landing.
"Oh, look here, this can't be stood,
yon know," said Tom TomsJ^iLj?<v
pose that we go down in a body, open,
the door suddenly, fall upon him like a
tVcnT.^sr-T-inlf Tiim riff t.TiA
stoop. And then, if he comes back
again, I see nothing for it bnt a thrashing."
I seconded the motion. It was carried
unanimously. Like a band of Indians
on the trail of an enemv, we
stealthily descended the stairs. I quietly
unbarred the door, took the key from
my pocket, and unlocked it, the storm
raging so fiercely outside meanwhile
that what little noise I made could not
be heard there, and then, as the door
flew open, with a wild whoop we precipitated
ourselves tipon the unfortunate
banger, forcing him down the steps and
into the gutter before he could say
"JacS Robinson."
He struggled out and clasped a lamppost
that stood near, and as he did so
the light from the lamp fell on his face,
and a well-known voice fell on our ears:
"For Heaven's sake, boys, what do you
It wasn't Small Measure?it was
Charley Seafcright! Cbarley our best
comrade?our owa jolly, generous,
splendid old Charley! We dragged
hini up the steps in still shorter time
than we had driven him down, and into
the hall, where we had his rain-soaked
overcoat off in an instant, and were
about to carry him up stairs with a
wild confusion of tongues?"Why didn't
you send word you were coming, eld
man ?'r "By jove! it's tco bad!"
"You're the last person of whom we
were thinking"?when Perce Winter
oxclaimed, "But where, oh, where is
that wretch Small Measure ?"
"I'm here," said a soft, hypocritical
voice over the balusters, "vtry com
rortaoie, tnanK yon, aua j/ve qmse enjoyed
the entertainment you gents have
been givin' I came right away after
goin' out this afternoon, because seein'
a little boy passin5 with a piece of paper
pinned to his bask, I suddenly remembered
that it was April-fools' Day, ana
I was afraid somebody might make a
fool of me. And I thick it's distressin'
to be made a fool of, particularly an
April-fool. Good-night, and pleasant
dreams I"
But he left the next day, just as Mrs.
Dainty had avowed her intention of
invoking the aid of the law. His
mother, who looked like anything but
an angel?though, to do her j astice,
she vras ranch better-looking than her
son?came a iter hira. "The scamp,"
she said, "a-robbia' the money-drawer,
and a-leavin' me all 3lone to take care
of the shop?pork, ma'am, qnite extended,
from a sassage to a hull hog?
and I never knowin' where he was til!
this blessed mcrnin', and I shouldn't
'a knowed then if he hadn't been
a-boastin' to a young gal what lives in
our neighborhood?he met her out
walkin' last Sanday?about the pretty
young lady he was a-goin' to marry,
and live quite the gen tie man in a genteel
boardin'-honse. And she was that
mad at his kissin' a shoe-butting and
? - ? T? J li/v nn 1 ^ IT AV\'
oICLi JC U U U1U ^ 13??.Lie JLlw v iu vucu acy
company with herself?that she follered
him unbeknown to this house, and then
came and tol' me. He alius was a slyboots,
that Sam, and I've bad heaps of
trouble with him ; but I'll pay you what
he owes you, ma'am, and looi his conduct
over, as I'vo done many times
before; but he'll have to mind his P's
and Q's after this, I can tell yor.."
And so we got rid cf him at last,
thongh not exactly as we had intended.
?Harpers' Weekly.
The longer X live the more deeply
am I convinced that ihat which make"?
the difference between one mail and
another, between the weak and the powerful,
the great and the insignificant,
is energy, invincible determination ; a
purpose once formed, and then death
-1 m.:- n-cii
or Victory. iuu mix u-j ?u#ything
that is to be done in this world,
and no two-legged creature can be a
man without it.
In 1879 tfce product of iron in Virginia
was 169,683 tons, and the State
ranked as twelftn among the iron prooncin;
Srates. In 1830 the product
fxs 182,326 tons, and the State rose to
be eighth rank, i
aDELIXA path.
An Istere.ntinff Account of the Great Opera
sSinssr'n Life In S?t. Petersburg.
From 1863, when "the Patti,"' as iha
Russians called her, firsfc appeared in
St. Petersburg until the memorable J
night, just before the breaking out of;
the Russo- -Turkish war, when she
! made her appearance before a St. Pe-1
tersburg audience, her career was one j
literally unprecedented in the history I
of sinters. On the night mentioned I
the Czar paid her the highest compliment
ever paid an artist by a crowned
head in pnblic. He stepped from the
imperial bos on to the stage and presented
her with the celebrated diadem
of diamonds containing some of the
most valuable stcnes, except crown
jewels, in the world. Tbe applause
was simply overwhelming?the eyes of
the diva filled with tears, and she.
finally wept ontright, the audience composed
of the cream of St. Petersburg
society, shouting as they stood up,
I "Path I Patti! our own! .Return soon
to ns I"
It was during this residence at St.
Petersburg tint the marriage with de
Caux vas hatched, rumor says by the
Empress Eugenie. The Marquis was
passably good-looking, medium size,
had light brown, curly hair, parted in
the middle, and wore an eye-glass,
heavily mounted in black, that gave him
a look of owlish wisdom. The general
impression oi mm at ?t. jfetersonrg
was that be was rather a pretentious
individual, and disposed to consider hia
alliance with the diva a come-down. He
was very highly connected in France,
his sister being Duchesse de Nalmy, and I
he himself had been an equerry to the
Emperor, a position which he resigned I
at his marriage. They lived in St. j
Petersburg at the Hotol Demuth, and
led the quietest life imaginable. :
The reason they gave for not going :
into society, was that owing to the ;
intence cold, the Patti was ordered not
to go out ut night. The truth was, the 1
cn/Mof-.-c nf Sf. prsVinror. -fiftafvn Years '
a20, was the haughtiest in the world.
They would pay any price to hear her 1
sing, but their doors were resolutely 1
shut against her even as the Marquise de 1
Caux, the wife of one oi the bluestblooded
of French aristocrats. Strange 1
to say the contrary was the case in 1
England. During her summer holidays '
there, a clique with the Prince of Waie3 '
at their head had taken her up and j
shown her every attention. At her wedding,
at the French Legation in London, '
there were many distinguished persons
of both French and English families, '
and among the Americans present was 1
tV>o to-mil v nf Dr. Rims t.hfin living1 in '
??"V "" ? ? w
Paris. To return to the Hotel Demuth.
At this time, when they were living
almost in solitude, with only a few
intimate friends visiting them, the
wildest reports were circulated in regard
to tbe DeCaux's extravagance. He
was said to waste all his wife's salary in
gambling and riotous living, when the
truth was that he was saving to the
last degree. The supreme wish of his
heart, as he often expressed it, was
to save enough to retire his wife from
the stage. This thrifty disposition may
have had something to do with the
quietness with which he submitted to
the neglect of society.
He ussd frequently to say, and with
some reason, that it would not do for
him to ask his wife to retire wi.h a
moderate fortune, as it would require a
vHr^greaTioft^efndee J, and the ability '
to maintain grand style in the world as 1
o/initralon* fr\r fhrt riVArtcllP'lrn'i'no' ail
plause his wifo received whenever she
sang in public. It was also said that (
he used to lock her np in her room and k
beat her whenever he felt disposed. He
was the tamest and most domestic of '
husbands. He never left his wife's.
side, and every night she sang he sat in
a front row at the opera, and clapped
his hands violently every chance he
had, nmeh to the amusement of the
audience. In regard to bis beating her, j
it is likely that the diva could have held '
her own with him in any kind of a con- 1
test, physical, mental or moral. It was 3
said tbat she never had many offers of
marriage, which is unaccountable, if 5
true, considering her beanty and her
glorious voice, tbat was a gold mine to '
her. The most distinguished offer she ,
ever had, perhaps, was Gastave Dore,
who certainly was very anxious to marry
her long before the De Caux match was '
bruited. Bnt the Patti was inexorable 3
to Dore. (
At eight o'clock every evening when :
she did not sing she would receive the 1
few friends who formed her circle to .
tea at tne Hotel 3>muth. As soon as 1
the tea-table was cleared, an exciting J
game of lotto would begin, and be kept (
up for a couple of hours. The players
were usually the Marquis and Marquise, *
Miss Lamb, an English lady, who was *
her companion before and after her
marriage, and two gentlemen, one a J
friend of the Marquis, and the other an *
officer in the English army, attached to '
the English Embassy at the time. Each j
player would put twenty copecks into ]
the pool, and there were first, second, 1
and third prizes. The Patti was the *
wildest and most excited of the gam
biers, clapping iier hands delightedly 1
sT-e.v ay* trinrtinrrc or>ir? rlocnoir of. ^
her losses?a few rabies being all that ^
was involved. Her dressing was at 6
that time the admi.ation of St. Peters- 1
burg; her costames were Worth's *
masterpieces, and marvelously elegant
and tastefal both on and off the stage.
De Caax ased to be farioasly angry
when, as the case often was, persons
were introduced to him who immediate- {
ly asked an introdaction to his wife? '
and evidently disrelished the :tact that }
Via urns A1r>nv?onr -fl-ia TrnoT-varn^
At the end of every season the Czar
made her a presont of diamonds, which
in the aggregate were enormously valuable,
without mentioning his lc-st most
imperial gift. The "abonnes" of the
opera likewise gave her a magnificent
present of jewels every year. The subscription
list of the latter used to lie at
the English Club, and from eight to ten
thousand rubles were invariably subscribed.
It iras estimated that the bouquets
thrown her. or rather handed ^
her bj the chief of the orchestra, cost [
equally as much?flowers are dear in St.
Petersburg. The prices paid for boxes 1
at the opera at her first appearance were
something fabulous. The American
Croesus, \Tlnans, had the best box. He !
paid no less than sixteen hundred ru- 1
'oies for it-aboat a thousand dollars. :
As a Russian remarked, lie might have 1
made a trip to Paris and heaid her sing 1
a dozen times forthatsum. Other boxes
sola in proportion. A commissioner at
one of the hotels trying to bny a ticket
had his pockets picked and was severely
injured in tha crowd besieging the ticket
office. The speculators of course had a
chance, and some of the seats, other
than those in the boxes, were sold for
fifty time3 their original cost. ? Philadelphia
The crew of the British bark Alexander
ran short of provisions and lived on
hulf a. class of water pach dailv for a i
number of days. "We've known lots of
men to live on less water daily than
Letters are the very nerves and arteries
of friendship?nay, they are the
vitil spirits and elixir of love, which,
ia case of distance and long absence,
would be in hazard to languish aad
quite rnolder away without them.
Dr. Lyman Abbott, of the Christian
Union preaches occasionally during his j
visiS to England. '
. : ':?&f.s'-. : -
The Ti airic Story of Two Old Duels Foughc
iu New York.
A singular and fatal duel was fought
some years ago in New York by the late
Stephen Price, well known in England
as a former lessee of Drnrr Lane Theater.
Benjamin Price was considered
the handsomest man 01 ms lamuy,
though his brother Stephen was not to
be despised, either as regards good
looks or abilities. Benjamin one evening
had escorted a very pretty woman
to the Park Theater, when a British
officer in an adjoining box took the liberty
of staring her fall in the face. She
complained to Ben Price, "who, on it3
repetition, seized the offender by the
nose with his finger and thumb, and
wrung it most effectually. The officer
left his boz and went to Ben Price's.
Ben in answer to a knock opened the
door, when the officer, whose name was
Green, asked Ben what he meant, remarking
at the same time that he meant
no insult tc the lady. 'Oh, very well,"
replied Ben, "neither did I mean to
insult you by what I did." Upon this
they shook hands as sworn brothers,
and some time after Mr. Green went to
Canada to join his regiment. The facts
i v - 3
Ot tne attair, nowever, xiaa reacueu
Canada before Mr. Green did, and of
course got noised about. An officer of
his regiment having a pique igainst
him was particularly active in airing
the scandal and brought the matter so
strongly before his brother officers that
one of them, a Captain Wilson, insisted
upon Green being ostracised unless he
went back to New York immediately
and challenged Jfnce. ureen, nowever,
being no shot, he was allowed time to
get tip his pistol rractice to a favorable
standard, and having practiced for five
hoars daily, until he conld hit a doliar
at ten paces nine times ont of ten, then
be came to New York and challenged
Ben Price. They fonght at Hoboken,
Price being killed at first fire. The
seconds immediately decamped, while ,
Green, who had obtained leave to go to
EDgland on urgent private affairs, took
a small boat* crossed the river and got
on board a vessel in the bay ready to
sail for the old country. Price's body
was found where it had fallen, with a
piece of paper attached to the breast,
on which were written the following
i / (mi. ? _ -r> :
word3 ; "J.X1I3 13 x>eujauiiii -time,
boarding in Vesey street, New York ;
take care of him." The body was
brought to the city quietly, and he was
bnried in New York.
The death of Ben Price was, however
but one-half of the tragic transaction
that resulted from the pnliing of Mr.
Green's nose. Some years later Captain
Wilson, who has been already referred
to, arrived in New York from
England on his way to Canada, and pnt
ip at the Washington Hotel. There one
Jay at dinner the conversation turned
Dn the death of Ben Price and the manaer
thereof, when Captain Wilson, who
uad joined in the conversation, took
credit for having been mainly instrumental
in bringing about the duel, de;ailing
all the particulars connected
l-ifiY.aTrri+'Vi Tliic ctofomonf TOAq fturrifiil
immediately to Stephen Price, who was
ying ill of the gout at home. His
friends said that he at once implicity
sbeyed the instructions of the physician
ind, obtaining thereby a short cessation
ri the gout, was enabled to hobble out
jf doors, his lower extremeties being
swathed in flannel. His first course
the W^lhicgton Hotel
ffhere his inquiry was?
''Is Captain Wilson within V
"He is," eaid the waiter.
"Show me up to iiis room," said
Stephen, and up he went accordingly.
Hobbling upstairs with much difficul;v,
cursing alternately as he went the
?out which caused the pain, and the
Captain who was the cause of his having
;o hobble, with equal vehemence, he at
last reached Captain Wilson's room, his
:eet cased in moccasins and his hands
jrasping a stick. Captc.in Wilson rose
;o receive him, wondering all the time
vho his lame visitor conld be, but his
nind on that point was ?oon relieved.
"Are yoa Captain Wilson?" asked the
"That is name," replied the Cap;ain.
"Then, sir, my name is Stephen Price,
fou see, sir, I can scarcely put one foot
before the other; I am afflicted with the
?out. My object in coming here is to
nsult you. Shall I have to knock you
lown, or will you consider what I have
?-r?cn 1 f on/3 oAAArrl
> qi oujuiv..wuu wmn? mvvv*
"No, sir," replied the Captain, smiling;
"I shall consider what you have
said quite enfficien1'. r x: shall act ac;ordingly.
You shall hear from me."
In dno time their came a message
:rum Captain Wilson to Stephen Price;
rad early one morning a boat left New
fork in which was seated face to face
3tephen Price, the Captain and two
riends. Thev all landed at Eedloe's
[sland, the principals took their posi;ions,
and Caption Wiluon fell dead at
;be first sho;. The Captain's body^was
nterred in the vault there, and Price
ind the two seconds returned to New
Fork. Captain Wilson's friends in
Imerica thought he had departed suddenly
to Canada, and his friends in
England thought he had either died
suddenly or had been killed in a duel
>n his way to join his regiment.?United
Service Magazine.
A Vast Wheat Region.
The wh' at growing section, in this
state and Washington Territory, ie emsrHCtd
between the 43rd and 48th paral
[els of north latitude, ana tne xivin ana
L24th parallels of west longitude, embracing
about 180,000 square miles, of
rhich at leaet 25 per cent., or 28,000,^ OO
acres is good wheat-producing land,
md with fair cultivation, would yield
in average of eighteen bushels to the
ncre. The total jield of this fast region,
under possible developments therefore,
prould reach the enormous quantity of
:-ver 300,COO,000 bushels of that cereal
which constitutes so important a factor
in the commerce of the world. Illinois,
in 1880, produced about 50.000,000
bnshels; here is a region that has a
capacity to yield six times as much,
But admit that, in this generation, only
one half of this land is subject to cultivation,
and used for this parpose, ancl
we have, within the next eccre ancl
a-half of oysters, a product of 150,000,000
bushels; enough to furnish freight;
for a railroad along every water-course,
and up and down ev^ry valley, in this
entire section.
Shipping: Statistics.
There must be many persons who go
down to the sea in ships. According to
statistics recently made public by the
census bureau in 18S1 there were 10
ships, 12 barks, 7 barkentines, 3 brigs,
318 schooners, and 143 sloops constructed
in the United States. There
were also built 51 side-wheel river
steamers, 105 stern-wheeJ river steamers,
1S5 river propellers, 2 side-wheelers
and 93 propellers for the lakes, and
8 ocean steamers. There were 5,415
American vessels entered at seaports,
669 in ballast and 4,745 witn cargoes ;
14.527 foreign vessels entered, 3,334 in
ballast and 11.193 with cargoes ; 3,577
American and 10,286 foreign vessels ar>
rived at lake porss. Ouly 3,541 American
vessels cleared from ports in the
United States, 2,812 in ballast and
6,253 with cargoes; 24,843 foreign vessels
cleared. 7,496 in ballast and 17,017
with cargoes. Only 914 American
ocean steamers entered and S26 cleared
United States ports; 3,308 foreign
steamers entered, 3,329 cleared,
Sudden Deafness.
A lady who, juflfc before the Peninsular
war, had been married, heard suddenly
and qnite unexpectedly that her
hnsband had been ordered out to the
seat of war. So great was her horror
that she became instantaneously and
perfectly deaf, remaining so for many
months; and it was feared that her case
was incurable. Some months later siie
was in church on ..a Sunday morning.
The congregation began to sing a hymn,
and quite suddenly her hearing returned,
so much to her surprise that,
forgetting where she was, she jumped
up and called out> "Why, bless me, I
ca.n hear as well as ever I could in my
life." She retained her powers of hearing
to a good old age.
A poor lady, governess in a family,
was standing one day in the hall when
one of the children of the house, who
was sliding on the balusters, fell over
them, and was killed at her feet. The
poor lady, from horror, became immediately
perfectly deaf.
v?n ATI A A? 4'll/V All <ilA?? fl AAMAA
A ciiitiyo u.uc v/x r-"? is
that ot a child ofT?even, apparently
quite stroDg and healthy, who seems to
have actually become deaf from the effects
of nightmare. The story is worth
telling here, if only in the hope that it
may make some reader less eager to
despise childish night-terrors. How
often nurses, and even mothers, and
those very loving and tender ones, try
to scold a child out of these night
alarms, "fooiish" as they call thsm; yet
how many are there of their elders who
have not experienced sncfc terrors ?
There hud been great Fifth-of-November
riot- in one of our country
+nnmc UTon in hidenns masks had
patrolled the usually quiet streets; two
citizens, who had offended their fellowtownsfolk,
were bnnxed in effigy; and,
of course, there wajgthe regular accompaniment
of equibsfc and crackers, and
in the end a treajendous street disturbance,
needing -&e intervention of
the police. So alarmiDg and annoying
had the disturbance been to quietly
minded citizens, that it was resolved
never to allow a Fifth of November to
be observed again in the town; and
great was the rejoicing in quiet households
over this decision of the town
council,. A few dayrbefore the return
of the fateful day, some children had
been playing happily together, and, as
far as can ba discovered, nothing had
been said or done to alarm any of them.
They went to bed as usual, but had not
been long in the dark when the youngest,
a little girl, ran into her elder
brother's room, and exclaimed : "Oh," I
feel so frightened; I can't help thinking
of the Fifth of November; and
when I shut my eyes, I see those hormool*o
on/R T Aan't. aaf.
The brother "was very gentle and tender
with her. ' He assured her there
would be nothing done in the town on
the fifth, and carried her back to bed,
telling her she must be good, and remain
there, and that no harm would
happen to her. A few minutes after,
she ran back to her room, again describing
her utter terror; she could not help
seeing those dreadful masks, and she
felt so dreadfully frightened,
A ? * 1^/vh Via aIt f a V* <-i?nrl
Zlgaiu 11c uuu& uci uauA tu vcut hxava
tried to coax her to sleep, with apparent
success; but after a little whiie she
ran down to his mother, exclaiming:
' 'Oh, mamma, I feel so dreadfully frightened;
I cannot help seeing those horrid
masks; and I* wish papa would come
home and syripgaj^y. ears, for I am
quite deaf,"" ,
The mother took her on her knee, and
coaxed &nd fondled her till she fell
asleep; then she took her to bed, and
waited in much anxiety for her husband's
return. She told him of the
child's dreadfully excited state, and
took him up to see her; but sho was
sleeping so placidly it seemed a pity to
wake her. SleeD was the best medicine.
Next norniiig, when she woke, they
dipcorered to their horror that the
child was; stone-deal; and not only has
she remained deaf ever since, but, being
so young at the time of her affliction,
she had also become almost quite dumb.
Evidently the sound of her own voice
in ner head was most painful to her.
Sudden, abrupt noises, she could still
hear. No doubt, she would be able to
derive some benefit from one of the
new inventions?the audiphone?for enabling
the deaf to hear, from the vibrations
of sounds conducted from the
teeth to the ear; but all efforts to
restore her hearing have been useless
The injury to this tiny, iroperceptible
nerve had so affected all the rest that
the idea of being examined by a doctor
seemed entirelv to unhinge the child,
Cflnn'a^Q fViA Aoxr
KJyjlUKJ KJJk VUU Ufivibpv MUAAWU v?. wuv v?v.j
were consulted. All advised the same:
"Leave her alone. Any effort to conquer
these, fears is only likely to increase
the in jury to the nerves; time
may cure it; nothing else will."?
[Chambers' Journal.
New Words in the JKevised "Version.
The following list, male up from
lists contributed to an English newspaper,
contains 158 words in the revised
version of the New Testament,
which are not found in the version of
1611. Some occur in more than one
dook, DUt mey are givrju umv
A few marked * are in the margin of
the former version; those marked f are
in the Apocrypha:
St. Matthew and St. Mark?Anxious,
appointment, beach,cross-over, cushion,
epileptic, explain, interest, lord (it
over,) moored, steep (noun,) wallet,
St. Luke?Accurately, bond, disbelieve,
enroll,* narrative, palsied, storechamber,
waterless, welcomed, wet
/ T. \ ?- A * 1-U.i 11
^vero,; wnimg-iauiei??x.
St. John?Anew," dispersion, suspense*,
Acts?Assassin, ashore, attendant,
baggagef, cast off (nautical,) cell, citizenship,
coast along, difficulty, dysentery,
early (disciple,) embark, exact
(knowledge,) foreign, foresail, foreshew,
foster-brother, freight, indulgence,
layout (anchor,) lee, make for, master
(verb,) neighborhood, overboard, proconsul,
rabble, restoration, surmise,
strolling, temple-keeper, weigh (anchor)
Romans?Aim, corrector, divinity,
factions, probation, stupor, trace (out,)
*n n Afto oi r? rt ft
I andJII Corinthians?Actually, aforepromised,
anxiety, clanging, defect, disparagement,
doomed, fickleness, gamesf,
imitator, lawsuit, mirrorf, pitiable, re?ret,
surpass, weaknesses?16.
Galatians?Branded, different, gratnlation,
guardian, interest, unsettle,
Ephesians?Befitting, world-ruler?2.
I and II Thessalonians?Lawlessness,
I and II Timothy?Bereft, braided,
conduct (now,) hardship, impo&ter,
oreiudice*. self-control, tranquil, un
approachable, uncertainty, wrangiings*
Titus?Heretical, questionings, selfcondemned?3.
Hebrews?Drift, effulgence, encouragement,
it; terpose, slnggisb, solid?6.
St. James?Boon, faction, impulse,
restless, shudder, steersman, vauntin
I and II St. Peter?Amidst, animal,
carousing?, compassionate, defilement,
destructive, humble-minded, interroga
tion, lascivious, meaaier, mere, inocat-ry,
revel, nnsteadfast, wine-bibbing?
I, II and III St. John?Imitate?1.
St. Jnde?Autumn, dresmings, lovefeasts,
Eevelaticns?Abyss, close (sealed )
deathstroke, glassy, Hades, hyacinth,
mid, over-r pe, unmixed, Yiotorious-10,
Career of a Man-Eating Tigress.
For more than a year past a man-eati
icg tigress has been the terror and
j scourge of a small tract of hill country
j in western Gaihwal, which looks down
acros3 the Ganges npon the sacred
shrine of Rikhikesh. From first to last
she is said to have killed between fifty
and sixty bum an beings. A considerablv
higher estimate, indeed, is current
V " w ' *
in the neighborhood. Last year she
became a proclaimed offender, and a reward
of 400 rcpee3 was set upon her
head. So widely infamous did she become
that it is somewhat surprising she
did not obtain more attention from the
sporting manhood of our cantonments,
particularly when it is considered that
her haunts were within two marches of
so well-known and accessible a piace as
Hurdwar. Such attempts, however, as
were made to circumvent her, whether
on the part of forest hunters and others
or natives, invariably failed. Her wari
ness and activity seemed to be altogether
extraordinary. From some spot
on the hillside she would watch a group
at work in the fields, and regularly
stalk them by careful and circuitous
approaches; then, dashing in among
them, she would pick off her victim,
and in a few seconds be down the side
of one hill and under covert up another
almost before his commnions had time
| to look arotmd. The sound of bamboocutting
was so well known to attract her
tbat that industry for the time entirely
ceased within her beat. Of course occasional
failures are recorded against
her; one plucky fellow cudgeled her
off the friend she seized by his side
with a lathi; and in another instance
she'abandoned her prey owing to the
lucky circumstance of a mouthful of the
bomboo bundle on his back failing to
please her taste. But these were rare
exceptions to trie monotonous taie 01
slaughter. One of the very last cases
was a particularly painful one. A peasant's
wife objected to go to work in the
fields, or rather cultivated terrace3,
pleading her fear of this beast; the
husband forced or persuaded her to go,
promising to accompany lier and stay
near her while she worked. She was
carried off before bis eyes. People on
the lookout for this tigress with firearms
could never find her; cattle she
never killed; to elephants her haunts
were inaccessible, and it seemed clear
that if she were ever destroyed it would
be off the corpse of a human being or
the carcass of a langur, the only animal
beside man on which she was known to
prey. And so it turned out. About a
fortnight ago the senior assistant commissioner
of Garhwal obtained the services
of a dozen Goorkha3 from the
regiment quartered at Dehra. These
plucky little men had only been a day
or two across the river when the tigress
kil'ed again another woman. They
started for the spot in the afternoon,
four of them going along the hilhide
in advance, while the rest of the paity
kept along the nullah. The tigress,
Rtartled bv the latter, broke in front of
the former, and, luckily, having her
back broken by the first shot of the volley
fired at her, succumbed without a
straggle. Not only was the tigress
apparently killed off the body, bnt
some of tiie victim's fingers were found
in her stomach.?[Allahad (India
The Elephant's Intelligence.
One evening, soon after my arrival in
Eastern Asam, and while the five ele?
phpnts were, as usual, being led opposite
the bungalow, writes a traveler
in India, I observed a young and
lately-caught one, step up to a bamcoo
stake fence and quietly pull one of
the stakes up. Placing it under foot it
broke a piece off the stake, and, after
lifting it"to its mouth, threw it away.
It repeated this twice or thrice, and
then drew another stake and began
again. Seeing that the bamboo was
old and dry, 1 asked the reason of this,
and was told to wait and see what it
would do. At last it seemed to get a
piece that suited, and holding it in the
trunk firmly, and stepping the foreleg
tbqII frtvnror/1 noocpd t.'riA rrtAP.fi of hflTR
boo Tinder the arm-pit-, so to speak, and
began to scratch with some force. My
surprise reached its climax when I saw
a large elephant-leech fall to the ground
quite six inches long and as tbick as
one's fincer, and which from its position
could not be easily detached without
thia scraper or scratch, which was aelib*
erately made by the elephant. 1 subsequently
found that it was a common oc
currence. JLeecn-scrapers are usea. oy
every elephant daily. On another occasion,
when traveling at a time of year
when the large flies are so tormenting
to an elephant, I noticed that the one I
ro<?e had no fan or whip to beat them
off with. The mahout, at my order,
slackened pace and allowed her to goto
the side of the road, where, for some
moments, she moved along, rummaging
the smaller jnngle on the bank. At
last she came to a cluster of young
shoots well branched, and, after feeling
among them, selected one, raised her
trnnk, and stripped down the stem, taking
off all the lower branches and leaving
a fine bnnch on top. She deliberately
cleaned it down several times, and
" L-1J -i.
men, lajmg uuiu ?,l iun juhci cuu,
broke off a beautiful switch about five
feet long, handle included. With this
she kept the flies at bay as wo went
along, flapping them off on each side
every now and then. Say what you
may, these are bona fide implements,
each intelligently made for a definite
A Little Inquisitive.
The other day on the Central Railway,
says an exchange, we sat nest to
a coarse-voiced woman, with nose
and eyes which looked as if
made expressly for prying into
indicated that she had found the business
a thriving one. Opposite us sat a
handsome young lady in an elaborate
sage green, with an elegant copy of
Middlemarch on her lap. The sharp
voiced woman stared at her very hard,
j fidgeted a good deal, and leaning over
commenced a conversation in this way: j
"Book agent, J see I Have good
luck ?"
"You are mistaken, madam; I am no
agent,'' (much astonished).
"You go to school, per'ap?"
' No," (with a smile).
"Oh, you don't? Thought per'aps I
you did," and looking her over as if she j
i- tt*o c n/\f_ r-? o lrin cr Y\mcrTP<2<z I
LlilVJCl??JLLO OUO TTOiJ uvu ?~w^,
spied a heavy gold ling on her third
finger of the left hand and commenced
"Married ?*'
"Bride, perhaps?"
"Yes," with a glance at a tall gentleman
who stood at the rear end of the
car, talking with the conductor.
"Oh! and these are your weddin' fixings.
I might have known it," running
her eyes from the jaunty hat down to
the multitudinous fo]ds and ruffles to
tbe dainty French kid boots.
"Husband forehanded
"My husband has the same number of
! hands as other people, madam." said
j the bride, very sharply, making the best
of her way to a vacant seat at the other
| end of the car, while the inquisitive
i wnman settled back, as if she was
wronged at not having met with her
usual success, and exclaimed, "Some
people do act as impolite as get out."
The results of the first counting of
the returns of the census of France on
the 18th of December shows that tbe
population has only increased by 389,670
since 1876, the pr. sent population
amounting to 53,5983000 sonls.
A xieniarkaljle Surgical Op ration.
The Grto'ado Miner fays: On
Thursday moraiDg a reporter of the
Miner was permitted, through the courtesy
01 Dr. F. Hartman, to witness a
remarkable and difficult surgical operation,
consisting of the removal of the
entire lower jaw. The patient is Miss
Miss Gertrude Hickmao, daughter of
Mr. "W. W. Hickman, of Silver Plume.
On November 27. 18S0, while the familv
were living in Leadville, the extraction
of a tooth caused some inconvenience
afterward and an incompetent medical
attendant administered mercury, which
produced salivation and eventually resulted
in necrosis of the whole lower
jaw, attended with terrible suffering and
a redaction in the weight of the patient
from ninety-eight to ninety-three
Having had charge of the case several
weeks, Dr. Eartman decided on the
course mentioned and secured the services
of Dr. Bradley as assistant. At
the time set for the operation one table
was completely covered with differently
shaped and cruel-looking lances,
pinchers, scissors and other surgical instruments,
supplemented by numerous
materials and appliances intended to
meet anv emersencv that could oossiblv
arise, and another stood ready for the
patient when the anaesthetic being administered
in another room had kindly
produced insensibility. When this was
accomplished the unconscious girl was
placed on the table, the adhesions
between the jaw-bone and the muscular
tissne were severed with the iancet and
the jaw was broken at the chin. The
left half, clear of the articulation, was
first extracted with comparative ease,
and afterwards with a little more difficulty,
owing to the hemorrhage proceeding
from the disrapttired blood
vessels, the right side also. The
application of cold water by means of a
syringe at onee cleansed the parts and
stopped the bleeding, and in sixteen
minntes from the time she was laid on
the table the patient was carried back
to bed, where she almost immediately
recovered conscionsness so nicely had
Dr. Bradley ganged the application of
the chloroform, and was informed by
her delighted bnt trembling parents
that the operation they had dreaded so
much, had been (skillfully and
expeditiously performed. She speedily
recovered from the effects of
the anaesthetic, and a marked improvement
is already apparent. Dr. flartman
is confident that a plate and a set of
teeth may supply that place of the
extracted jaw. This ^s the first time
this operation has been performed in
me ozaie. ocraDge co say, me operation
will cause no permanent disfignremen t
One cf those lovely spirits which
from time to time appear for a while
upon cur world, as if inhabitants transplanted
from another sphere, was this
amiable and learned man, known to
very few outside the people whom his
teachings have powerfully an * lastingly
affected. He flourished in Palestine
about the time when Jesus himself
walked among nis disciples, and among
the Hebrew people even of the present
Ua\} ci^utcwil liuuuxcu jroio ui uiouautc
have not spoiled the charm and the
glory of his name.
Hillel was "nissi" of the Jewish Sanhedrim,
at the same time thatShammai
was "Al-beth din," the two titles repr?-_
senting the two highest dignitaries-^
the Jewish state. Eg-jrss-HtforJr at
Babylon, and was a descendant of King
David, according to the Talmud. He
outlived Shammai, and according to
the same ancient account of him, presided
forty years, becoming the ancestor
of a line of princes whose influence
on the Hebrew to the fifth century and
rvnthem on the civilized world.
was very important. He had eighty
disciples in Palestine.
It is related in thfl Talmud that two
men were once wagering four hundred
dinors whether Hillel conld be provoked
to anger or not. One who thought he
could make him angry entered his residence
on a Friday afternoon, and rudely
summoning the teacher from his preparations
for the Sabbath, asked him
three impertinent questions, to which
Hillel gave a sweet and a wise reply.
"I would ask you many more
queries," said the stranger, "but I fear
TTin -will Via ancrv trifch rr>r>-''
Hiilel seated himself, and said,?
' Let me hear all your questions, and
I will try to answer them."
It was this gentle man who said, in
answer to a man who wished to become
a proselyte to the Jewish religion, provided
he could be taught their religion
while he stood on one foot, "Whatever
is not pleasant unto thee, do not unto
thy fellow-man. This is the substance
of the law and the prophets. All the
rest is but the commentary thereon.
Go and reflect on it."
r\- - ? -r TT;n^T-.
KJUG ur i/VYU ui i o piuvciuo aio
these :
' Be cf the disciples of Aaron, loving
and pursuing peace ; loving mankind
and bringing them to the study of the
"If I do not act for myeelf, who can
do it for me ? When I am alone by
myself, what am I ? If I act not now,
when shall I?"
"It is man's duty to overcome selfishness,
to increase his knowledge, to
guard against vanity and haughtiness, j
and to us3 well his time in perpetual j
self-improvement.? Waverly Magazine. '
The Dail? Swelling of Plants.
With delicate means of measurement
Herr Kraus has recently proved the
existence of a phenomenon in all plant
organs, which is connected with their
variable water-content, and consists in
a periodical swelling and contraction in
the jLffentv.Trmr Lrwnn, ,
decrease in thickness from ths early
morning till the afternoon, when they
begin to swell again., attaining a greater
sizo by night than by day (this is well
seen in agave, aloe, and the like). Similarly
with buds, flowers, green cones,
frnits, cte., and \*ith stem and
branches. Herr Kaiser has before proved
such a period in trunks of trees, and
Herr Kraus shows that both wood and
bark share in it, independently or unit- i
edly. The various experiments of j
Herr Kraus?removal of foliage, water-,
ing, shutting out light, etc, lead to ex-1
planation of the phenomena by the !
varying reciprocal action of those factors
-which bring water into a riant and i
those which carry it away. By night!
only the water-absorbing activity of
the parts below ground operates, by
cay the water-consuming activity of the
parts above ground besides. The water- j
consuming activity uepeuua mmm* \ju
the foliage and cn light (removal of
leaves or of light stops contraction )
and consists essentially in transpiration,
flerr Kraus states that when a plant is
watered these things oecnr : In a short
time, Jess than an hour, the stem begins
to swell ; both wood and bavk take
part in this, the wood always first. The
swelling progresses at a pretty quick
rate, upward cf several meters per second.
After some time, perhaps an hour,
contraction gradnaliy rccnrs. The
contraction began at the upper part of
an acacia after ten minutes, whereas the
swelling ac the lower part con'inned
fifty mmn!e3. Tins snows mat xue
contraction is due to the activity cf the
f. Jiage. and i3 gradually extended
It was at a party. Miss Angelina bad
V=-n pf-rsuad^-d to preside at the piano.
"There," said Serephina, as Angelina
took up a piece of music. ''Site bus
taken a tune from the rack, and now
! Bhe will put us all on it.'7
A'Chlnamnn Tied to n Steer in ArizonaA
Thrilling Scene Ending in a Tragedy.
At Brookvilie, Arizona, Jake McCray,
Billy Folansbee, and Tom Dilworth,
three cowboys, had been carousing,
and were then on their way
back to their rendezvous. Suddenly
a Chinaman appeared, laden with
baskets, aud with a dog trot slowly
approached tbem, and his little piglike
eyes showed that he had an instinctive
fear of the horsemen. This
W8? an opportunity for cruel sport which
the cowboys could not let pass, and
Jake McCray said to his companions:
"Boys, let's have a China Mazeppa. I'll
lasso the Chinaman, an' yon ketch a
steer, an' we'll tie John on an' ran him
throngh the streets of the town." To
this cool proposition Billy and Tommy
joyfully assented. In a few seconds McCraVs
riata was describing circles in the
air, and Ah. Sin, dropping his burden,fled
for dear .life; bntj&tr a few bounds,
the unerring riaU encircled the limba
of the'Mongol', and he was jerked and
thrown ten feet in the air by the bound
ing horse of the cowboy. In the mean
time Billy Folansbee and Tom Dilworth
had pursued a tinge Texan steer, ana
Bill had thrown his riata on the animal's
horns, while Tom, by a deft un
derha^d throw of the rawhide, had encoiled
the animid'8 hind legs, and
| threwn him prostrate on the earth.
There he lay panting and bellowing out
defiance at his captors, although in
their expert hands he was as powerless
as an infant. Biily and his companion
shouted to Jake McCray to bring over
the prisoner, and added parenthetically.
''Be kerful and don't kill the darn critter,
as there won't be any sport in giving
a dead Chinaman a ride." Jake
McCray was careful, but not as considerate
as he misrht have been, for, when
he arrived where the steer was straggling,
the Chinaman had lost the best
part of his blouse and about half the
cuticle from one side of his body.
They fastened the riata to the horns,
and the trained animals held the steer
fully as well as though the riders were
in the saddle. The trembling Chinaman
made piteous appeals to his captors,
and even fished out four twenty-dollar
pieces from some recesses in his
clothing, and offered them as a bribe
for liberty. The money was appropri
axea, UUl tiue iuugeu-iur UCCU'.UX woo
denied him. They laid the prisoner,
breast down, upon the steer and pulled
his hands well down on the shoulders
and tied them together. Then his legs
were pulled apart and secured firmly on
either side of the animal's loins, and
the Chinaman was tied so firmly on the
back of the animal that he looked, as
McCray expressed it, as "though he
growed there." The fastenings were
then removed from the steer. With
blood in his eye, and shaking bis
great breadth of horn defiantly
at his tormentors, he charged
cTi/?f>oBciralv first, at one horse
man then at another, while Ah Sin was
jelling alternately, "Police!" and
"Murder!" in broken English and
Chinese, at the top of his voice. His
captors made the air fairly riDg with
fiendish merriment. Finally the "fiery,
untamed" steer was headed for town,
and then began a race which beggars
description. Over gully and ditch he
went, making stupendous bounds each
time these obstructions- were encoun^?re3,
and each bonsdJ^w accurately
fairly rent the air with his scream^sS?^
AVW TTftO ?ft/rw1 A 4-A A
the distance covered by the steer in a
jump. The cowboys were more than
delightrd witb the success of their
The steer would endeavor to turn,
but his remorseless tormentors headed
bim at every point; when endeavors
to make these turns would develop abnormal
bursts of speed, long drawn-out
wails would issue from the unhappy
Mongol; and when the animal settled
down to an ordinary run, the cry would
sink down low, ana tnus, use ine masic
of an iEolian harp, would the moans
rise and fall. The wild, frenzied bovine
approached a gully fully eighteen feet in
width, and, with a ficrce snort and
bound, the steer gathered himself in
one supreme effort and cleared it by a
scratch. Jake McCrary's horse, following
a little to the light, and at a narrower
place, also successfully jumped
across the dry chasm. But Bill Folansbee
and Tom Dil worth, following immediately
behind the Chinese Mazeppa,
both came to grief and were landed,
horse ai'd foot, in the bottom of the
ditch. Tom recovered first and hurried |
his horse along the bottom for a quarter
of a mile, and finally clambered out;
but Folaasbte lay stunned in the bottom,
whiie his companions continued
the mad chase. The steer was tnrned
at middav into the main street of the
town. All the dogs in the place chased
the frenzied animal and barked in chorns;
hordes broke from their fastenings
and behind came McCrary and Diiworth,
shouting like wild Apaches. The
frenzied animal, with his human burdsn,
followed everywhere by shouts,
barks, and indescribable din, shot
through street and alley, was headed
?,A ?ii/3 Tilairo on/1 fine.
.miiU oij uaig aau
ceeded in going through the Orion
saloon, breaking np two flourishing j
poker games, making his entrance
through the front door, and his exit at
the back. His Nemeses, McCrary and
Dilworth, as thongh playing "follow
my leader," spurred their foaming and
reluctant steeds through the same passage
; and, although the proprietor
protested with a sii-shooter, they, too,
made their exit with safety.
Up the street, with renewed vigor,
flew tbe unwilling Mazeppa and the
wild beust, the latter running- amuck
living thing he encountered with his
long, sharp horns. Suddenly, when ia
front of the Court House, the steer
stumbled and fell. Deputy Sheriff
Charles Smith took advantage of this
and, with a few quick cuts of his bowie
knife, released the Mongolian Mazeppa
from his perilous perch. The released
Chinaman tbresv himself under the protection
of the officer of the law. The
harried steer, seeing his mounted persecutors
approaching, struggled to his
feet and darted away. Tom Dilworth,
when he discovered his prisoner free,
loo.^ened his riata and shouted to
MeCrarv to catch the steer, and he
would capture the Chinaman. Swinging
his lasso around, he charged up ana
loudly called on the deputy sheriff to
stand aside. The officer of the law
drew hi3 pistol, while the Mongolian
crouched and trembled behind him, and
the deputy sheriff shouted defiantly,
"Touch him at your peril " Without a
second's hesitation the riata was thrown,
and encircled the officer and Chinaman,
but before the line was tightened by
the quick turning hor*e, the crack o
Smith's pistol was heard, and Dilworth
; fell dead from his saddle. The hcrsf?,
j frightened bv thrt falling body, bounded
I awav, and the two or three turns taken
lirtm lioli} riata firmiv.
j .UUUiiU iw*- ? ? ? '
i and the brave officer and abused China!
man were dragged, bumped^nd j jlted,
j through the main street. |The dogs
j made matters worse by their barking,
; and the citizens endeavored to inter[
cept thr> mad career of the liderless
j borsc. Finally, afrer dragging them a
i .nile, the iiata broke. S'hey were
j picked up, bus ?o badh^ were they
I braised and torn that it was hard to tell
j which was Caucasian or which Moni
gol;an. McCrary, seeing from the out:
come of alTairs that there would be
! trouble, hunted up Folassbee, informed
j him of the fatal termination, and both
1 fled in fear of their lives.
An English El ction.
A New York Evenina Post correspon
dent, writing from Northampton, England,
gives an interesting acconnt of
the recent re-election of Bradlangh,
after his expnlsion from Parliament.
The writer savs_: The riotons ballot -
I ing of tiie old J^ataziswjii oraer uas
passed ont of British politics forever.
The nominations at the hustings, the
speeches of the candidates to an accompaniment
of rotten egprs, brickbats, and
opposition brass bands, the balloting
which conld continue for days provided
only a ballot was polled every legal nJS
honr, snrvive now only in the literature
of the past. The nomination nowadays
is a very quiet affair, only the candidate
and three friends besides the legal J8
fiScers being allowed to be present.
The actual voting is even more prosaic. ?
Each legal voter, after securing regis
tration, is given a registration number.
This, when he goes to vote,'he tells one <;
of the poll clerks, or if he forgets his
jinmKw.W ffiVna, higjxa?, nn^ tiin nn? her
is ascertained from the poll-books.
Then he receives a Ballot "bearing,
besides the names of the candidates,
the voter's registered number, which is
also entered on the stub from which it
is torn, lilfe a bank check. The ballot is
stamped on ihe back with a general
mark to certify its genuineness, the
voter steps aside to a screen^ marks
with a pencil or pen a cross opposite the
name of his candidate, goes back to the
box, sbows the back of the ballot with .;3jS
the affixed stamjT to the clerk, and
drops the paper in the box. Through > -Ja
the good offices of an acqnaintance I
got admission to one of the Northampton
polling halls. Nothing could be
more commonplace than the rongh set
of board tables, the stoat wooden ballot-box
mounted on a chair, and the
mechanical rontine of voting. But it
is well worth considering whether this
Enelish svstem. with its checS?-?n^_
fraud, has not features worth adopting - - _ .
at home. While it necessarily discloses
some votes to the polling officers
who chance to know an elector's
registered number, the obstacles to
"split" tickets, the certainty of detecting
any stuffing of boxes, and the heavy
penalties attached to any betrayal of
trust on the part of the poll officers,
make the scheme well nigh perfect for
an English election.
-At four o'clock in the afternoon the
ballot boxes were sealed up and taken
under police escort to the City Hall,
where the count began. As the time .-ill
drew on for . a declaration of the vote
the excitement deepened. Among the
Conservatives gathered at "The George**
hotel the first reports, telling of several
I hundred majority for Corbett, created
general good humor and enthusiasm.
Then came a dismal rumor of two hundred
majority for Bradlaugb, and as
this sank to the actual figures and was
partly confirmed, cheerfulness gave way
to universal gloom. It was curious to
see how the mood, the sentiments, even
the Dhrases of the people present re
produced what one hears in the camp :
of the defeated on an American election
night. Fears about the prosperity of
the communiiy, threats never to cast
another vote, charges of treachery and
broken pledges, all attested that threa
thousand miles $f blue water make
small difference with human nature
under political reverses. Meanwhile,
outside, the cries of the victors began
to be heard. Ten thousand men, women,
and children gathered around the
| City Hall, waiting the official returns.
finally appeared the mayor with ash.e?fco?-.-^ej>er
in his hand. A crier,
resplendent in Ted. and gold uniform,
ran c a bell, the votaress. read with its
majority of one hundred andeightnfor
Bradlaugh, the crowd shouted, and the
successful candidate offered his thanks
and congratulations.
A Romance of Wood EnsraTing.
Like printing, the infancy of wooden
graving is shrouded in weil-nigh unfathomable
mystery. The first woodcut
now known to the world appeared
in 1423, and nobody has the sligfcest
idea who cut the block. The only ex- a|
isting impression was found pasted on
s\t +V.r\t a moT^TT?
IL?\J liiOiUU VI WUV Vx/ * vs Vi ?
script in the library of a Snabian
convent, and is now in Earl Spencer's T
famous collection. But according to
Papillon, a French wood-engraver, and
writer on the subject, there were some
blocks even older than this. They were
cut, so his account runs, by two twins,
Alejandro Alberie Cunio and Isabella
Cnnio. The maiden is described as being
surprisingly beantiful, talented, and??
accomplished; at thirteeen she understood
Latin and geometry, wrote excellent
verse, played upOD several instru- * / - J
ments, and had begun to design and
paint with dejicacy and taste; while her
brother, the chivalric Alberic, was of
quite ravishing beauty, and one of the
mnsf. r>harmincf vonths in the fourteenth
century Italy. At fourteen be commanded
a squairon of horse in the war,
and displayed extraordinary valor.
After distinguishing himself by defeating
two hundred of his foe, he returned
to bis amiable sister, and in conjunction
with her designed and executed eight f ^
wonderful wood-blocks illustrating the
progress of Alexander. On the completion
of this remarkable series, he once
I ? j ? At*? V.of+7/i
more ysuiurou uji uo uc^u vjx
being accompanied by the passionate
lover of bis beautiful sister. This brave
action, however, proved fatal, for fce
was killed and hi9 friend dangerously
wounded while defending him in the
midst of the enemy. This so affected
the twin sister that she resolved nevei
to marry, and, pining away in the approved
style of mediaeval romance, died
at the interesting ase of twenty. This
a pretty and effective story. The
only fault about it is that it isn't true.
Papillon, the author of it, had an exuUt-iuj-ili
im^lujliuui uml?FCTlui Jj_i au"?- ? 5
thorities ascribe it to tbat peculiarity
rather than to sober history. At all
events there has been a nice little squabble
about it between various writers on
the art of wood engiaviag; and as nobody
but Papillon ever saw the pictures,
nor heard of tbem until Jbe published
his "Traite ae la Gravure," as his proofs M
-- it ia rr&Ti- jpk. -'J
are oi me inusi ?U^UJ *vj AW ^ ^VM
erally believed in these dull days that ;-f -s
the whole story is a romantic myth of
the Middle Ages.?[London Graphic.
Judge Lyacli in England.
This is not the only country in which
i Judge Lynch claims jurisdiction. Not
| long ago in England a mob tried to put
out of harm's way a man and a woman
i who had burned their victim to death
by setting fire to his clothes, which
they had previously saturated with
paraffine oil. It is doubtful if a mere
horrid and atrocious crim3 was ever
committed. Tuis is what the neighbors
saw when they entered the room ia
which the deed was done. Ashby (the
murdered ma:i) was cu his hands and
knees on the floor enveloped iu flames.
Every vestige of clothing had been
barned off him. His ?a<N?, nose, fingere,
che>t, eyebrows and head were terribly
burned, the tkiu actually peeling off
tLie psor tejio^'s tace, no was wupletely
s--a'crated ia pwafSne oil, of
which there was a quantity iying about
the floor, and, he had also a severe cut
on the forehead, iher.om was in great
disorder, iciv.saud fo; k> were lying v|g
about, a pail broken, a portion cf a
broken lamp was on the table, other
parts of a lamp were iyiar about the
floor, sxc.-l a quantity i-arafiiae oil was
? ^ >.sr The ;aa.;o murderer

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