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a ven. trs Bf Son Sell :, tee, listlessly svo float ip]o I tcttwu in Hit boat i. '•WHKlMtSUALb WE LAND?' s :i. That b,-cili love. ne 0: tali* of purest snow Od to tilt' blue below 7 And to tIn blue, above. —til la-re shall we land? Ilg tl:.. )wn i a drift upon a tide rinipg1 oreles# on every side iii Save wilt re, tlie eye HU an( .y Bv,,,.pS ur£? f,tr lands r©cet: e)von§io(nii)Tiy wiih sauds Of gold and pophyry. TV here filial! wu land! it'lish at H.eMr|f we see He t, om up »o mistily Bo vaguely fair, do not me to break e Kb bubbles in our wake Mid Ik To bend our course for there. lering w liere ahull we land'/ w mda of the deep id our miiIs to sleep, we glide, wave or wind, at At avinf briilg, ie edj- oi arouy eavy s- droop ur dre*my eje» su tli lere oui tleetion lies •f 3 any kind, of uny tide here shall we land? Steeped in the sea, in an cndWs til '*re i languor Kuiile on it seedy,r And it* *weet mimicry. or. ""f Win-re shall we land? of n Tjete shah we land?" God's grace! fom no* not .my place 80 fair a this unsrbei between the blue sea and sky, with you iie Bti To ask me, with u kic«, esper "Where shall we land?" and Humorist on the Finny Tribe. as is an ni most cvery-day sight to see ,8, boya catching fish, but* vet not one in a thousand has ever given a thought evet n sy co t' *i with 1 me. •il g' ned done. pw rv 1( 'y a 'ork, 'nrtr ic wonderful construction oj the finny 5. At till outset tif this subject it tit be remarked that no fish has a single too many. You might think he especially when you have perch for icr, but every little bone was put e by nature for a special purpose, e away a handful of bones from the ago lis:i and he would die in less i a week. ones, how ever, have very little to do i a fish, nnd a great »deal less to do i catching him. Let us draw your tit ion the eves, in the first place, y are so placed that the fish can see a tailed mi imer coming up the river. MIM^ HI the bridge behind him at same time. Ilut bu this fact the boy rsjty Id chin s catch him with a dip nit iC of an hoop-skirt, or the steamer Mag largr oi the to land. Id ran -r him. By a simple roll is eye, a fish can take in a view from ides at "nee, and you can't pass a e off on iiim (or a saw-log. Jf the only ahead, his tail would every hour in the day. If inly behind, he'd have to ron protector for his nose dodge a stone fronv one side i roct on the other at t! e could s(i TlblKid ouId se a sheet tip, he 'i smell of 2 motion he mouth o| the fish is provided with ners called gills. Hut for this he 1 ,( a stom u full of sawdust all the round. Without the gills his mouth kl lie open a great share of the time, with tlie^ he keeps his jaws together hafe no opinions to force upon his •w-finnies The gills of a fish may be or d:.pared with the nose of a man, even nlor, but most of them are a great a ore,1 Nor' stam Mr.] IIIOOL aslee feet a w oitld, .ugh iliut, iistvi l,etter B1 on where*' w 8 r0J1pr wCt-lie shouUhead, 110 SPD i: evidently designed by nature j£ej,A. tit-h should live untler water. This wealth ,v t,lko on 80 A when hauled out, on w ow a boy's shoulder amisM 1V0 w e curried around l,lHbler of a plays an important part in his whoop around under the surface of a mill 11011 1 1. By sucking in or expelling air he ,rife to the surface to grab a tlv, or go tram 1( j'hictor .!rg. j,ottoin to attend a convention oi V(iU (Hn U t^ery day habits of the fish are "'^sting and are not generally are considerations of no account to the lb, W1J He is a very early riser. You I youth w hose mind is full of the thrifty ntlefflt. i )t .} nre lc ,| oeg will 1m- wide awake when you ar-, 11 on the• ^pot. His meals aie picked rem 6uch things as are left over the ayotWi KI it IH immaterial to him with ft-* tier wcl i rooked or not. No fish is ash'ig id to any particular neighborhood, lis rost bag the run ot the entire river or "D'-d. He is out in all sorts of weather. aske jf h« comes home wet what is the difl" •e ooijice. -It is generally supposed that a ht. stands on his head to sleep. At tight cone have ever been caught sleep iceffit«n then backs. They see by night e lontvell as by day, and perhaps a little ougt er. Are«Vhe tail id wnt of a fish is not of much ac in 1 llt)!i'r,g for caril the frying pan, but it is a handy tlie ti.sli when sloshing around mill-pond patent sand full ot oid stumps, drowned wrecked skiffs. His tail guides and it seldom goes back on him. wure Calculated that lie would be flopp- ger his taij carI against bridge-timbers, stones, hoop iron, and iost fish hooks, and Gar he made him one which couldn't be fc this It long is simply a membrane, without and could be cut oil" without the knowing it until he started to dodge mldgo'ld m«t and run his head into the Billk. Fish may be divided into two rougb"sea—the fish which catch boys, like ahark, and the fish which permit boys sitiosi to hi* l» Kit to catch them, like the mullet and bass In going it fishing always sit on the ve randa IN the shade, it JOII can, and if you can't let the fishing go and hang to the veranda. Conviction by Chance. SCENE.—A drawing room adjoining a court of justice. Jurymen retired to consider their verdict. F:ueman— "Well, gentlemen, Hwon't be no good for we to go on talkin'. "i is clear we can't possibly convvince one an other that way, so as for to agree on our verdict. Six lor guilty, and 'arf a dozen lor not guilty 'adn we best toss up?" Second Jurymun (doubtedly)— "Would that being doing exactly rigbt.'' Foreman— "Y» hv not? Wasn't there 'em 'ung 'isself, didn't the 'leven surwi vors draw lots oo should till up the va cancy? Won't the htlerence 'tween draw nn' lols and tossin'^up, an' ow can we do wr«ng if we goes by the "Porslesi" Sectnul Juryman— "They couldn't do better than draw Uts, iu their circum stances. Foreman "No more can't we, in ourn.'' Second Jurymae—"Well, I don't know: but 1 seem to fancy we could. Being equally divided among ourselves, isn't that equivalent to having a reasonable doubt, and oughtn't we to give the pris oner the benefit of it.'' Third Juryman—"O, bother, that's re fining too much. Let's toss up. Toss up, and trust to Providence."' Foreman—"Are you all agreed on that, gentlemen? The rest—"Agreed." Foreman -"What shall it be, then? Best two out of three, or sudden death Second Juryman—"Wouldn't sudden oeath, in a question of life or death, bo a little too summary?" Third Juryman—"What's the odds? We can't stay here argyfyin' all day, and I wants my dinner." The Rest—"Toss up, toss up let's toss." Foreman—'"Now then." (Produces a copper coin.) "Best two out of three, (iialty, Yds: not guilty, tails." (Skies copper.) 'Eds! Third Juryman—"Heads it is." Foreman "Lie goes again. Tails!' Third Juryman -"Now lor the fin i isher." Tosses the third time.) "Eds! (Juilty Is that your verdut?" The'Best-— narfinious.' Forth Juryman—"A'company Third Juryman—"Uut, seeing, after all, it was a toss up, suppose «e recom mend the prisoner to mercy, irentiemen." Foreman "That's it. That'll it it orf exactly. (Juilty, but recoimnendtd to nicicy." [Exeunt into court to deliver tlu-sr verdict whilst the curtain falis^ Punch Dying of Overwork. The death of the great Boston artist, William Hunt, by his own hand, while sutlering fiom an attack of hypochon dria brought on by close application to his canvas, is a sad umindei of the dan ger to which professional men are pecu liarly exposed in this country. Across the foreheads of nianv of our best think er#%h plainly written "overworked." Al n.ost the last words of the late Samuel Bowles were these: "lam worked out." Though but fifty-one years of age, he had become an old man by his long-continued neglect of rest and sleep. Young men with unlimited ambiti«n are more apt to be impressed with the biographical accounts of how Choate studied law by the midnight oil and Schiller wrote under the moon than with the regular habits of a healthy, rounded manhood like that of Bryant. The economy ot time, the gain in working-hours by lengthening the rest ing-hours, the hatte that is made slow ly, and the value ot deliberation —these jy't,w Kn«r|jin.l maxims about early ris ing and saving the minutes w iie the hours take care of themselves. The niest inveterate miser in the world is a time-miser. He studies how few min utes it can possibly take to eat a dinner, how quickly he can go from lus home to his office, and how little sicep he can al low himself and still live. Life is aeon untied express train with minute-stops. Home could have easily been built in a day, he believes, but lie is sure to die be fore the foundations of bis Koine are laid. While slow work is not by any means the best work, very rapid and long con tinued work is sure to be sheer folly. The time-miser does not save his time so com pletely as lie imagines. The late Mr. Hunt, of whom itissaul tb it he charmed his friends by an innate kindliness and gen erosity ot disposition, a boyish frankness of speech and loyalty to a high ideal, threw tnis all away by his eagerness to save time, lie was o'ten known to re main in his studio Iront seven in the morning until seven or eight in the even ing without touching a mouthful ot food. IJe saved a tew minutes but he lost his life. Such penny-wisdom and pound foolishness ought to be a warning to ali who are overworked for aside from cut ting off one's life, the work actually done VOI I. BIG STONE CI'IV, GRANT COUNTY, DAKOTA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1879. NO. 12. is not well done. Overwork means exci tability, irritability and kind re .1 mental phenomena, and the work will be equal ly overstrained and incomplete. All this, one will -ay, is trite: so i* is, and would not be said if Mr. Hunt's death did not shaiply point the moral of the old saying that a bow always bent will soon break. This is a truth yet to bu learned by the American people. A Mexican Woman's Love. When a young Mexican woman falls in love there is no nonsense about it. no thought of the consequences, no merce- i nary object in view. Th»? world becomes i to her a scene of enchantment, and the 1 idol or her affections a seraphic being es pecially created for her worship. Her ah-' sorption into its existence is onydete. She revels in the atmosphere of platonic love, as a ladv-bird of paradiM revels in the tropical ether, and as innocent, guiie less and happy. To her life is a delicious dream, and only one adorfed object exist ing in all that beautiful dreamland. She is Eve in the Garden of Eden, and woe to I the serpent (a woman) who dares to in trude within the sacred realms of that i garden. How subdued and saint like is the expression of that face how dove like the cooing and the wooing of this happy, happy creature Who would think that beneath all this the tigress lurks, and is only waiting to sportsman spring upon some hated rival? Let her appear, and then the ^nclmntment is ruthlessly broken, the saiitess no longer exists. All is changed. 'There i9 a mar velous transformation into the machetc ra, who, maddened with jealousy, seeks vengeunce upon her who, has desecrated Eden and jobbed it of its glory by look ing on the idol with longing eyes. Tht machetera has no murder in her heart, no love ot shedding huimu blood but with the finer woman instinct she knows that if she can only mar the beauty of her ri val she has more thoroughly murdered her than it she were dead- To have her victim carry ex|Msed seais through life is I the penalty that alone must be paid. Watching her opportunity, the macheti ra springs upon her victim, and, with up iiftcd weapon, strikes her upon the cheeks or delicate, aristocratic looking hands witli the s^i11 of a surgeon who knows how tar to go without endangering the life ot I is patient. Tl:3 accomplish u the machetera having vi slicd her terrible jealousy, goch quietly w'dle the wounded woman is the object of the most tendei and devoted care ou the part of her friends. The alF.or is not considered disgraceful, because the pure unse.lish love which cau-ed it sanctities the act of the one and the injuries of the other. Women in the I higher circiesof life never indulge in such warfare, preferring to sutler in siience: while tli»M! in the lower strata have such surroundings as banish both love and jealousy, except in the vulgar sem.e. The mnclictcras are of tin middle classes, modest, refined, and industrious girls, and neir worst fault is they love not wisely but too well. Making a Father's rave. The Sandusky (Ohi i h'efj«ter relates the following story A little girl with tangled l«cks peeping from under a cal ico hood, clad in a dress ot chintz, loiter ed behind as the great dusty crowd moved out of the gates of Mount Atlna the other day, after they scattered their lhmers and done honor to the dead. Dreamily she gazed after theui, her eyes filled with a far-away look of tenderness, until the last one disappeared and the rattle of the drums had died away. Then she turned and vaguely scanned the mounds that rose about her, clutching still tight the lading bunch of dandelions and grass that her chubby hand held. An old mnu came by and gently patted her curly head as he spoke her name, but she only shrank back still further, anil when he told a pass er by that the little one's father had diedon shipboard and had been buried at sea, there was only a tear-drop in the child s eye to tell that she heard or knew the story. When they were gone she irtovedtoa neglected, empty lot, and kneeling down she piled up si mound ot earth, whispering as she patted it, and smoothed it with her chubby hand. "This won't be so awfully big as the others, I guess, but may be it will ie big enough so that God will see it and think papa is burjed here." Can-fully she trimmed the sides with the grass she piuv keti, murium ing: "And maybe it will grow so that it will be like the rest rn two or three years, Mid then may be papa will sometime come back and—" But she paused as though it suddenly dawned upon her young mind that he rested beneath the waves, and the tear-drops that sprung to her eyes moistened the little bunch of dandelions that she planted among the grasses on the mound she had reared. When the sexton passed that vay at night as he went to close the gates he found the little one fast asleep, with her head pillowed on trie mount]. A very ugly-looking actor was playing in the country a few weeks ag«. In the midst of the performance the heroine of the play had to remark, "Ah ,you change countenance!" The instant she uttered the sentence, a voice from the gallery cried, lor heaven's sake, don't interrupt him' Let him change/' 1 IF WE KNEW. If we knew when walking thoughtless Through the crowded, du-ty way, hat some pearl of won Irons whiteness Close beside our pathway lay, would pause where now we hasten1 \V e would often look around, I,e-t our carele^t feet should trample Some rare jewel iu the yronud. If we knew what forms are faiutlng For the shade which we should fling— If we knew »vbat lips are parching, For the water we should bring— We would haste with eager footsteps, We would work with willing hands, Bearing cooling cups of water. Planting rows of btiuding palms. If we knew what feet were weary Climbing up the hills of paiu— By the world cast out a« evil. Poor, repented Maiidalenes— W e no more would dare to scorn them ^Vilh our Pltarufeaic pride, Wrapping close our robes around us Pa cing on the other side. If we siH w when friends around us Cloteiy press to say "Good bye,'' Which uinoiig the hps that kiss us First b- iieuth the Itowers should lie, While like rain upon their faces Fell our t'er, minding tears. Tender words Kve eternal We would ttb.sfier in their ear* Freaks of fc Ivkle Fortune. "Easy come, easy go," remarked a his frieud, on reading the account of the drawers the principal prize iu the late extraordinary French lottery. "Then you don't believe,' quiried his friend, "that luck hits are la?t'ng bene fits?" "I have never known them to prove so, and and I have known of many so-called lucky strikes." "Can you mention a case in point?" "Yes, half a dozen. There was Noah Taylor of Jersey City. He drew $70,000 in a lottery years ago. At first he flour ished. He built a large hotel in Jersey City. Then he laid in a heavy stock of whisky before the war tax was imposed, making heaps ot money out of that. Finally, however, his fortune dwindled away, it is said, until lie had lost all. "Then there was Ch oree Smith of Chi cago. lie came le-re about the time the Cri\stid P:il:«ee opened. Within a month he made $100,000 -1-1• T!i.• ucxt nun im.'l lie ad to .!• a ..dar to get a dinivr. Taki John t'S1- -mother ex ample. He miole .i .»ukv i-irs Alter his death his estate amounted to lit* or nothing. "Tile iiiom remark tb\ e»"«\ however, is that ot Mr. IVnistan, the Philadelphia bqitoi dmler, w ho. five years ago. drew the iargest prize ever paid i.i America." "I remember his ease-," bsi-Ke in the frienel, "but I ha\e hearei so many con flict ing stories that 1 don't know which i to believe." "The Jacts are these," (ontmued the sportsman, "as I have them from Mr I Penistau's associates: Mr. Penistan was tloiii«r u eomlortable business Phila delphia, but was neit making money i enough to indulge in his love for fast horses. One day in the spring ot 1873 he read an advertisement of an extra drawing of the Royal Havana Lottery. which was to take place April 23, in *vhich the first prize was announced as $500,000. Toe idea struck him that he might draw that prize and show the boys wiiat he could ilo iu the way of last i horses. Ac ing on the idea he wrote to Martinez & Co., agents of the Spanish lottery in this city, enclosing memcy fer a ticket. On receiving the letter the clerk of the agents took the top ticket (1077) auel sent it te Mr. Penistan. In a few days a dispatch came from Havana i to the effect that ticket 1077 had drawn the capital prize of $."00,000, Martinez & Co. telegraphed Mr. Penistan that his ticket had drawn the great prize. Mr. Penistan iumpetl lor joy on hearing the news. Slapping the brother of his fa ther-in law, came em to el raw the money. They found they would have to wait I about a week until the Havana steamer arrived with copies of the efticial draw ing before the prize could be cashe-d "ii e party enjoyed themselves seeing the sigij cf the metropolis until the otl'n-ial's draw.lii-s came. Mr. Penistan. who was then aoout 4r» tall, slender and gentlemanly, bore his good tbrtune with rare modesty, studiously avoiding any display. As soon as the drawings came Martinez & Co. paid over $410,000 in 'rush, the amount due after deducting the ditlcrence between American dollars ami Spanish money. This was the lavgest prize ever cashed here. Two ears pre viously ticket 1)441, e'rawing $200,000,hael been paiet. "The fickle goddess who hael smileel so blandly on Mr. Penistan now began her capricious capers. The brother of his father-in-law su.nl him for the uheged promised half of his suddenly-acquired wealth, together with a claim tor advanc es, or something of that nature. A la* suit loomed np, and it is saiel that Mr. Penistan., nervous and worried, paid over $50,000 for peace anel quietness. "Then wide- awake horsemen received him with open arms. He was what they term an angel—one with plenty of ine ney to expend on horse flesh. A few ot his horses turned out well, and made a noise at the time. One great and respect 4T ed H'seman, who will never gamble a penny on a hotse. iaid Mr. Penistan $15,000 for a spleudiel stallion. Ho nought Fellowcraft after his great achievement at Sarateiga. In the main, *iov\ever, Mr. Penistan s ventures tinned out poorly. The ficklejaele seldom smiled she seemed to have forgotten In* old fa volite. Mr. Penistan, however, was hail fellow well met with lovers of the horses. He kept extensive breeeiing farms, pouretl out money lavishly, while tho best vintages moistened the lips of his many guests. A man fonel of anel willing to pay well for fast horses trots quickly into the affections of the aristex ratic old brevders, especially in Kentucky. Heie Mr. Penistan expended 200,000 dollars eu a stock larm. He hael a theory that by blenthng the best racing with trotting stock, the lastest trotters in the worlu could be proeiuced. Glowing statements ere at times sent t» him of promising colts that were to be the coming horses, but when the time came to try them they were found wanting. Indeeef, it is said thai he often paid extravagant SHIUS lt»r colts that he hael never seen. At a sale ot his trotting stock in Fayette county, K\\, early last fall, seventeen head, in cluding stallions, mares and geldings, which had ceist him reiund sums, the higlie price realized was $400, ami the f& lowest $85 for a single horse. The others averageel about $200. Then came tum bles in real estate, and the man who had beeome rich with a wave of fortune's wand founel himself overwhelmeel by waves from a sea of troubles. He se)',d out al ter an experieue:e ot three years iu Ken tucky, anil animals that cost him heavily were sold for a mere seuig. His farm brought far less than the tost price. It on Iy shows how seon a fortune of half a ntilliem can be got away with by fast horses and a bael run of luck. "1 am told," said the sportsman, in conclusion, "that Mr. Penistan remarked to an old friend recently, 'Major, it would have be-en much better f,r me if I had in vested in 5-20 bonels instead of 2:20 fly ers.' Au: then you see I e was not tho man to reverse the adage, "easy come, easy go." A Future King. The English people-, says the Adver tiser, have but just uwak. lied to the fact that the? elder of the two sons of the Prince of Wales is a probable heir to the throm-, and that he. is. as such, an inter esting person. At the sune time they remember, with a mixture of amusement and amazement, that tlu?y know ulniott nothing about him. In fact, th-v arc rather puzzled, when it is necessary to speak ot hini, to know how he is to be called. IJe is, in full. P.ince- Albert Vic tor Christian Edward, lie used to la? styled Prince Albert Victor ot* Wales. Popularly he has been known as Prince Victor. When be was studying on board tin- Britannia he was called Prince Eel ward. Out of the abundance of titles it is not easy to make a choice, ami tho British publir seems to be as much "at sea metaphorically as the prince now is literally, in attempting to disc-- vcr any thing iutcrestiong oi goss py about one I who, if he lives long enough, will be tlio ruler of a vast empire. The Prince was !ornaftt Frogmore Lodge, Windsor, ©n flic Mb oi January, 1804, and has, there fore. nearly completed his sixteenth }ear. He was born ami has iivrd that is all the English people really know aheml him. Occasionally he has accompanied his parents in their travels here aud there, and his features have excited some mi id interest :n the famiiv photographs. But, in general, his history and his person aro unknown, and his lite has been almostaa obscure as that of any boy in the king elom. What has now drawn attention to him is his sailing, in company with his breth cr. whom all the English folk know aa Prince George of Wales, en a voyage round the world. The two prine:es have l»een trainee! on Iroanl Ihe Britannia, and now they go as cadet mielshiptncn on the ship Bacchante, which saileel from Ports mouth harbor on the 18th et September, and proceed to Portland, where, altera week spent in drill, the ship is to de part for a short cruise in the Mediterran ean, and to pass the winter in the West Indie.-. Of course very little will be heard from the young princes while they are absent mh this voyage, and they will return a year or two hence tall striplings, one of them just coming into manhood. As they are the enly sons ot the Pi nice of Wales, the succession would pass, in case ot their death, to the daughters, anel oner a, in the British throne would bo occupieu by a woman. "Is there a letter here in a scented en velope for my wile?" he asked the post master, while the green fire from his eyes made the office iook like a leafy forest. "Yes, sir," answered the postmaster, as he handeei it out. The jealous man toro it open at once, when, lo and behold it was the milliner's bill for fifty dollars. No succeeding cliHpters. A CURIOCSLY'FORMED skeleton hat been unearthed near Chartauoogak Teun., with a pipe which the Times, oi that place, says evidently belongs fcQ the stone age, and was smoked by tht original American aborigine many thoa •and years ago.