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Pakota Kpisoopal Convocation, A i i,! w k.. Special Telegram, bept. ii4.--Thc r. iai convocation of the jurisdiction of iii naket:i assembled at tlio (irthsemaue P'1 in tin« citv this morning. The opening r',« wen- conducted by J. V. Ilimes of Elk At if !0 1 1 "'clock this afternoon a perma- wanization was effected, after which Waller delivered an eloquent and earnest ':i"p to tin* elertfjr. This evening the regular jervioe was held, and to-morrow 'he constitution and bv-laws will i litcii The report s of missionaries was ?"re,|' and various subjects relation t.«, ry work will be discussed. Among the iu attendance are Bishop William (j. K v. li- P- Cooley and Uev. Mr. (iowdy Mr- App!etv of i'cmblna, Kev. D. |lkT. Want' II ,t of Lisbon, liev. E. T. Hamel of Uis i^Rov. Charles McCarthy of Sanborn, liev. ffrenanian of W'ahpeton, liev. J. V, Hiinett •Point, liev. Sidney N Woodruff ami Rev. s, of Valley City, Rev. Aunellem 'r'n.n of Jameston, liev. K. S. IVake of Dt Minn, ami liev. Thomas K. Dickey of ,j'ead 'in ll,e aew 'salary of evening Bishop Walkej ,red an address. After referring to circumstances under which the ,] labored in the Northwest, th« •l'man sai: A minister has to con- wit many hardships, but I do not that he wants for bread. The laborer is '"v of his 1 sa' a our ,,ie t„ e •'•shop that clergy is insufficient, is un- •hvof the office and unworthy of the people 4 Each house of God should build min'onage, for the minister's serinuuH i* better if such is done. A man 'rom such worries can preach a much ••rsermon. 1 have learned with sorrow that 'rectors of some of ttie parishes are never iitlv paid." The subject of women's work church was next touched on, and the no thought that entirely too much was [•••d them to do. "1 have no plans of work to -fiit at this convocation. I am endeavoring tutfy the field. The time is coming when Yist recognize the need of at least one edu al institution under the direct ion of our .p'.'j," The bishop closed )v stating that he '-.otver decided upon his place of abode, would. perhaps, be ready to announce it by i .fannary. lie stated that he was very much i-l witii his new Held. The following reso i,... *as adopted jived. That a committee of three, of which i shop shall be one, shall bo appointed for •"irpose of securing such legislation as may ect'ssery for the leiral organization of and other church purposes: also that said committee be ant h-i i/.ed to procure an Juforioration in reference -o i he tenure of fig the church proper! v in the diocese. 16evening Kev. Mr. McCarthy ot South a 1 liver.-d an address. The lollownig •»m was ordered sent: "The youngest mis y u i s i u nton enthused over tin* nomina of Judge Clifford. e hank Dakota at Mitchell has neil to facilitate its collections. ed "Walters is confined in the city .-tip at Aberdeen. charged -with the iry of grain tickets on If. M. Pratt jper Prilling, a well-known i\.si of Salem, lias been arestej for iiinp into and vol1 »itif? a freight oar. ',-ifanlt of liail h-» va* sent to tin :s Falls jail. e Faruro carriage ^nrks were burn- Loss, $10,00" 6 wheat being threshed in Walsh tv averages from twenty-six to bushels per acre. (Cob Burfiend, living near Hudson, kev county,was kilh bv the ace'dtm usclmrge of his gun while hunting. I Imund Yorsted, living near Woon- 'vjt, accidentally shot himself s hunting, dying in a lew hoars. Jane Somple died at Yankton, i ninety-four years. She leaves a !-and who is ninety-one years old. tin Cuthbertson of St. Lawrence Jready bought and shipped over 9, Mslieis of flax seed this season. [^. R. Haggles, clerk of the district f4of Edmunds county, has just been tin $1.1100 bail for falsifying his rds. The cause therefor was a ®1 matter of $150 which concerned «lf. 5 Ieadwood Times denies the re that the Texas fever has broken i: among Black Hills cattle. The says that there has been no indi n of the disease north of thel'latte, Tue boiler of a steam thresher explo it Wahpeton, throwing pieces half, le, hut injuring no one. 10 Mitchell band took th first at the NVatertown tournumeut second and Ashton third. a i»ersonal encounter .between :'i Robert anh Joseph Campbell, aers, at Yankton, Robert was bed by John, receiving injuries which he may die. I-Moure county h-is paid premium ,HH7 gophers since the premium offend some months ago, amount- *0 $.)C) twelve years old, named Br R«'ycr, was terribly gored by a ^inBon Homme,county. The horn '"•rod the boy's neck, aud passing up- ,r'lpassed through the roof of his It was tlumght that the wound fj,udnot prove fatal. F- Salmon, a jewelry dealer'at i^fe, has been in dabt to Lapj sc»am of Chicago, some time, and Htlv his entire stock was seized mi* !r*chattel mortgage for $1,220. i new bank is to be established at •^estown, incorporated under the ^utsrnan County bank, with capital s of £"0.000. The gentlemen com th firm are William Larabee, Raymond' and A. J. Feezer of ^ht, low a. ^16 hank of Dakota at Mitehcll sus led temporarily. Liabilities, $6, fpsmn-ces, $2.*i.000. It is under- m^,] ttie suspension is only to en ter ',ilnk to collect its account, and ae8s Ayill ,,t be resumed in sixty days, soouer. A l»W(ii:i!lt[S l.dVE. SCEXE I. A Wiii'.-r i.I,iy a cold sky of snow dancing in joyous vivacity, to cover, with negligent cliari '}, the ugly little town and hide its curious air of ihcomplctiou. The walls of adobe and Htone, the incongruities of design, the irregular, un even streets full of rocksi in the rough, togeth er with hillscUing of numerous abandoned prospect hole* ami rudimentary tunnels, gave a whimsical suggestion that Titans had left un finished a town they had been cutting out from tho earth's raw material. Thia was the outsid# aspect as seen through a pair of tall windows, with curtains stretched back to gather every ray of light from the dim, dull sky. I he light, s"ant as it was,brought out homelike the cheer within. The warm red of car pet and casual fittings comforted the eye. At the windows broad shelves full of plants that gavo the »ole suggestion of luxury,barring the aroma tic brilliance of a fragrant cedar tiro. A room of whose possibilities the most had been made, full of tho personality of its tenants—a room where a man was very apt to get a sense of re pose and ministration—chief requirements of the masculine nature. Edward Lamb found its efTect like that, leaning at ease in a homely big chair that had the knack, like all the chairs at this house, of fitting the human frame. A large, fair man, ulightly inclining to stoutness, he was of that type of Irish beauty that involves wholsome, clear skm, flushed with delicate rosiness, abundant blonde hair and deep blue eyes, with more sleepy tenderness than was strictly es sential behind their thick long laslies. I very tearful I'm in for another fort night, lie said: "not much chance for roads opening while this sort of tiling goes on." Miss Soulsby left the window and came back to her low seat on the hearth, laughing. The impatience of his words was so eompletelv at variance with the deliberation and contentment of his tone. ^-'Possess your soul in patience," she said, only a question of days forvoti, and then little gesture of "It i- -t ion in the Vuited Stafes, as- '.ed iu primary I'nnvnca! ion, tenders id the tdioc-'- an interchange of Ciiristian fel Ip,* The convocation adj-uine-d until iu to-morrow Siic made an expressive farewell ami le]iartnn^ "And you'*—are you coming East pome ]av?'' 'li, yes, she answere 1. with a certain blitha si' i ueisni. ••when we ^ell a mine!" Mi. Luiiib smilcil at her satirical touch upon tin? sanguine creed of the cam]). "Le-lyard i was wondering wliat could keep nuj here." he haid. iie-on«ei|Uently "a Uolieniian horn, for I whom the in-ise and worrv of cities is as tho hieath of life.'' -Hadeloii Soulrtliv loi)kr-il at him intently. ^Wt-ll," sl,e waitl, a little sharply, "what has kept you':"" And vet lit- knew that she was perfectly aware what had kept them, idlers both, they could h.irdiv have counted the long coitipania ble afternoons they had spent together that winter. The little town was agog with the Irishman's infatuation, li would have needed more than their joint assertion to have con vinced the gossips that between these two 110 love-making had hec-n. "\ex, 1 ought to have goti" lact week,''he said, ignoring her auda \." when Ltdyard went." The man is most fatnoua who fancies that a woman will not make instant personal i application of such a speech. An exasperat ing smile of discornmeut bout Miss Soulsby's hp. "Men have the prerogative of committing any i madness," she said "with woman rests the i veto power of self-protection against such in sanity." ••Are vou so worldly?" "J may well be," said the girl, bitterly: "I have" known privation all my life long— that teaches the true value of'this world's goods." I Involuntarily his gaze fell straight upon her garb soft, rich gray, its outlines defined hero i and then- by broad bands of gay ltoimtn stripe n some velvety looking woolen fabric. "1 cannot conceive voitr having known the need I of moiiev," he said "few women are dressed like that'—" Ho stopped, becoming conscious how pointed were his remarks. I "Few arc," she asserted, laughing, "happily i for themselves and the peace of llieir house I hold. 1 see. You like my frock—men are so I short-sighted—blind bats! lou liko it, and i why? Because it is nicely proportioned, aiul it is true to its purpose. Do you see?" She held her draperv forward naively. "This is a frock for the hoii ie—not the sort of costume one would wear on the street. Harmony, adaptability that is if, not elegance. The whole thing cost ma—three dollars." "What!" "It is .piiie true. I paid tVt.it for the gray flannel. The blight stripe was the best por tion of a worn out shawl, and I had the but tons," with an airof triumphant, conclusion. 1 Why did you not go?" she persisted. i iiu household cat had leaped upon her lap a Melons big beast, whoseciaws had a wiekeil way of unsheathing themselves upon londhng lingers. Air. Lamb found himself dwelling on the !net that he had !:ever seen J)iek so r»"|itite Mt-J* Soulsby's care!' ss i ml' .u nienis, Xl.e la /.v creature laid himself luxuriously across her ktiei'u like a great, gray inul'f. as the nestled her hands on his warm lur —delicate I bands those, always cvid not clammy, but cold with a firm and reticent foreo of their i own. I rome day-who knows?—it may be made a penal offence—their exercise of this capacity Home woman have for indirect challenge this tacit wo.ling that perhaps overweighs a man's prerogative of outspeaking. Edward Limb was a phlegmatic mau, or dinarily, and little given to impulses hut just now he would bavo bartered his soul's salva tion for th" rmlit to displace Dick's padded fur with his own handsome fair head, to feel that car Xhiiig touch press down his throbbing eye lids. To his dyim day he would not forgot tint picture that instant photographed on the retina of his he.ut. For him. hereafter, no wonder of art nor revelation of living beauty could dis p'-l tli• nil mory of the graceful, girlish shape whose quiet tide told oi repression, not inertia the air of absolute self-confidence and cool, im partial sell disdain: the bright lace, with that, mocking phase ot mingled wooing and warn ing: 1 he yravc, childish willfulness oil that rounded brow the sweet bps just now eurved ill scorn the intent, amber eyes. Mr. Lamb averted his gaze and took up a novel from a couch in the inglenook. liy the malignity of that perverse iate who misrele. gates to liiopiuu tuiiity ihese crucial moments, i it was a novel treating ot the domestic adven tures of a young journalist aud the pa thetic, unmll economies of his wife. th had read the tale inevitably their m incuts must partake of ventimcnta! color uig. -Is it the mnnlier way," «aid Mr. Lamb, with a fine air of unconcern and indifference, "to of for a woman such a life as that -or would one better protect her from self-sacrifice by keep ing silence Mr. Lamb found something very brave and very pathetic iu the simplicity and detail of this confession. Tilts endurance of vanity's mortification appeared heroic as contrasted with the lavish expenditure of other women far less lovelv and worthy. But then, men usual ly are willing to concede great virtue to the praetiealitv that achieves sightly results. If Miss Sonlsby's attire had been unbecoming, or if Miss Soulsby,s self had been less pleasant to tlie eve. no doubt her exposition of ways and means might, have seemed sordid and revolting iu the extreme. Also. Homo allowance must be made for the attitude of delightful intimacy implied in confidences on a topic so nearly jier Bonal as this of toilet matters. many things go to modify the triviality in value of discussions—betweeu womau and man—ou puerile themes. "I thank you," said Edward She put the gray cat suddenly down upon the red brick hearth, as if with it she decisive ly set aside poverty, economy and all sordid and distasteful things. Leaning forward she stretched her curving hands toward the leaping flame. "I could never be completely happy while cold," she said, "nor utterly miserable'with my body clad in warmth. Oh, I do understand how people can sell love aud liberty—yes, honor—for luxury!" Where was the reserved aud maidenly com panion of a moment since, with lier "chaste cameo face and unresponding Angers? This was a young Lamia, full of all sensuous long nig, open and unconcealed. Edward Lamb sprang to his feet, and whirling toward the lire, took from his bosom a letter he had hidden there. All day it had burned there in his breast, full of its own admonition. "I would have put it in her hand," he told himself between the muffled plunges of his heart, "but now there is no need. Her own speech has taught mo what she feels." He dropped the letter between the cedar logs, with a very storm of passions and temptations war ring within him. And yet, so speedily, so si lently are made the decisions that determine human destinies!—before the curled and crack ling ash flew upward, black and writhing, a strange revulsion of feeling swept over him. and lie loathed himself for the sin he would have done. He turiiedreluctant eyes on Madelon Soulsby, afraid anil ashamed: and behold she sat uii conscious atnl composed as some young saint. I her irrave brow s-rioiis ami ealni." her delicate hands folded, almost as if for prayer. Had I Mr. Lamb come pretty near nuking a mistake? Do"* a mau live who can banlc with tempta I tion and ovorc.iine it, and then abandon the i tield without further dalliance with evil? Is it i that we like to parade our power and make show of our strength? "What a little creature you an-!" said Ed ward Lamb. "How tail de i:: tvK Staml up and let me see." He put out his hand as if to raise her from i tin- chair, but dn-w back short of her linger tips, l'or his life he dared not now presume i'y -o mvi.-li as that slight touch. She stood up a- -imply as a child. I ••What was that Orlando said about his lady's stature?*" .* "•.Just as h!':h as mv heart she bare'.\ breathe.1 tie v,..e.Is. yet, with e\ i.-ce tendei ness, in••lihiiin her head with a movement uu- Kpeakably sweet and shy, until liev cheoli bout just -ib ive his throbbing heart, yet quite apart, from him But before her hair was stirred by the sigh from hi.- drooping lips she sprang back like a creature at buy, her brow knit in a frown, her yes blazing indignation and reproah. "How dare you!" she cried. "What a piti fu: proiex' How ingenious! JI,.w i'ullof cour "Come in!" Miss Soulsb\ lowed a knock at the door. Mr. Lamb's ass^ -iate c.i:n "Ledyard legr.iplis th.: MIIU IJJUmUJJUHJU. LJBLJJLIJJUKBgWWHBWH— Lamb, almost reverently. "But this is all In the very worst possible taste." said Miss Soulsbv, briskly "Booth to *ay, I am in a huge tit of disgust —thanks, no doubt to the weather. All this might look far more endurable by a warmer light." with a disdainful gesture, comprehending the whole room, with its cheery, made-shift decorations. "Do you know," she went on, while the mau sat speechless before her daring—-or her inno cence, as it might be—"I have lately discov ered in my nature a vtin of strong sensuous ness, much to my surprise for 1 had fancied myself rather an ascetic person. But no! I delight in pleasant sounds, I feast on beautious sights, I revel in agreeable odors. Can any thing fill the soul like delicious scents?—the touch of greatful texture charms me!'' ?t voice fol- v into the room, the line is open now ami a party ii starting out You have not a moment lo spare. No one knows how long we may be shut ii !. once the spring thaw sets .in." And so, before 'he curious scrutiny of this observer, they closed the day and bade each other but a formal adieu. SCENE II. Mr. Edward Lamb brought to its close a let ter, sitting in the reading room of a hotel in the city at the we-tcrn Seagate. Sundry influences had clave.1 its completion :he had but just come to the end of his transcontinental trip: a cer tain .sense of freedom and elation was still new enough to intoxicate liim, heart and brain: ho could not put out of his mind his sensation, when, crossing the b,iv from the train, he first caught sight of the city looming ahead like sonic mighty mon«ter in bronze. Aud an ac quaintance "he had made had restrained him for a time. He was just putting pen to paper when he was greeted by a fellow journalist, who pres ently introduc-d Mr. Lamb to a man sitting near -a man whose name stands historic in the records of the slate, whose position and great wealth might have commanded the younger man s attention. Beyond these his interest bud been won by the nieiiow wisdom and gen tle shrewdness of this quiet, kindly potentate who, ns per the Pacific journalist's dictum, "owned half a county." Even now. despite the vital interest of the lines lie was writing. Mr. Lamb found his mind and eves straying towards his neighbor. Tho line, small head, vem-i aMe with its scant white iiair and flowing gray beard, was in relief against the wall, that threw up all its whole some freshness aud calm benevolence. Mr. Lamb touml a sort of facination in this contem plation aud divided his attention pretty equally between the gentleman and the letter. As he folded the shoe he lifted his eyes to ward the general staircase coming down from the floor above was the woman he was address ing. Self-possessed liiid easily poised, she came toward him with the old free step an 1 the im penetrable challenge on brow and lip—a little warmer of tint, a little brighter of eye than when they parted. It was only when she had come very close to him that he noted the ex ceeding richness of her attire, worn with the same careless grace as the old time flannel. "She does become her fine raiment!" his thought exulted, "and yet she would not seem eiidiimwichei! in cloth ot gold. She paused beside his chair and looked straight into his kindling, deep blue eyes with her own unwavering gaze. "To think I meet you here!" he said "I was sending vou a letter to El Puraiso—see! Take it—read 'it now! Incoherent as it is, it will speak as my lips cannot." He put "the paper into her reluctant hand. "I would better not read it, I think," she said, gentlv: "let me explain first—" "Bead!" he said, almost fiercely, and she read slowlv down the page: It was a vear since 1 heard one word of you (the letter Van, with that abrupt beginning which signifies absolute absorption) when Led vard writing, mentioned casually that in pass nig through F1 I'araiso he had met you there. The next dav 1 started west again. I am here, but I dare "not go farther until I send in ad vance my explanation—uot an exeuse mind for what seemed a cruel and cow ardlv retreat when we parted out yonder— vou" remember the bleak and hopeless day. 'The light I fought that afternoon has disabled me ever since but also it has strengthened me ('an vou understand that? No. no wo man can understand what it meant to have you there before niv eyes, within reach of my arms Hinl to leave v.Iit, To know your sordid sur roundings. t" hear of your privations, to see vou beating vour wings against your prison bar. and to linow that the pleasures and lux uries I would have heaped upon you 1 must render in unwilling tribute to a woman 1. ab horred Altogether, Vou did not know— no one ou this side knew—that I had a wife. I married her in London when I was just of age. She was ail honest vvonia.11—I would haw divorcou uor else—but her coarse and vulgar n&tur* made my life a hell. I it gave up everything her and came over to New York She her side. "What is it, Madelon?" No voice of youth ever held half ness of that old man's tone. She made a read v met—mv husband?" tc wai nestled in luxury and you were iu actual want! Now you understand "the temptation I battled with out yonder. I had a letter from her in wild dream of carry ing you away with me. How you would have reigned a little queen among "the bright and careless set I knew. Just as that wonderful adaptability will make you now the most fin ished and gracious of grandes dames. I had in a my hand that dav and burned your cedar fire "when I thought to do you that wrong. But the ldok on your face drove back my words, thank God! and I can oflfei you now a guiltless future, for the woman who was my wife is dead. I am following this let ter tomorrow. Faithfully you rs, EDWARD LAMB. She had grown very pale. She hoked up witk a gasp, one hand oil her heart Before Mr. Lamb could speak, could touch her the grav haired mau he had been watching liad come tc the tender brave attempt to smile in reas surance. "It was foolish—I am a little nervous to-day, perhaps—and—Mr. Lamb has given me, in thia letter, ill news of an old friend. 1 will go away and rest a little from the shock. But first let introduce— What. Mr. Lamb? Have you al- THE HAWAIIAN, ISLANDS. A Clergyman' s Observations of Chang-®* During- the Past Twenty-live Yeari Condition of the Native Classes. Some thirty years ago says the San Francis co liulletin liev. E. G. Bockwith, now pastol of the Third Congregational Chureli of thia city, was a teacher at tho Sandwich Islands, Twenty-five years ago he left the islands, and has not since returned until last June, when he was invited to deliver the annual address al (Jahu College, Honolulu. Since his return ta this city lie has deliveaed, at the Third Con gregational Church, several Sunday-evening addresses upon th-j subject of tho changes which he observed had taken place in tha islands during the twenty-live years of hit i absence. Sunday night he gave tho final lectur# of the course. i Tho Golden Age of the islands was from th» year lS4i» to l^oo, when they were under tli rule of Kamehame III. This king, under th« influence of tho Christian missionaries, enacted I wise legislation, the object of which was thfl benefit of the native race. He gave the peopla a constitution. Aud perhaps the wi est act o! his reign was the division of all the lands into small patches, which the natives were allowed ta purchase in fee simple upon paying merely tiu cost of survey. The effect of this was to give the natives homesteads, and devel op among them tic beneficent idea of home Vfe, which bofoie they had almost entirely laeked. Since the dea\hof that King, and during tha last twenty-five yearn, the changes in the islands have been most marked, and, so far as tha native race is concerned, painfully disastrous. And the chief cause has been the in -reaso of of the great sugar enterprise. There is no di versity of industry now. Everything is sugar. Potatoes or grapes, for instance, are grown hardly anywhere on the islands. Every one has rushed into sugar planting with an idea o! becoming rich. Vet hardly any fortunes lniva been made, and if the Keciprocity Treaty should not be renewed and present prices of pugai should continue, nearly all the planters of the islands would be bankrupt. The effects upou tho natives of till growth of the great plantations and th« vast influx of capital, have been manifold. The great demand for lal*r has made it mon profitable for them to work for others tliaufoi themselves upon their homesteads. As a re sult they are losing their borne ties, Twentj thousand male Chinese without families, hav« been flooded upon the population, to wort on the plantations. These have uot only theii evil effect upon the morals of the people, hill are gradually ousting them from their littlr land holdings. Ih i-i ri t-jcd dis'ribution of wanes among th liatiMs has hastened their ruin. Thej liavs mon mini! v than ever before. Being mere children, unfit to manage business, un able to save money anil easily led into tempta tion, their little wealth injures them more than it benefits. Honolulu is a moral perfect maels trom to them. 'There the men go to earn tha highest wages, and the young ladies to be 'in i troduced into society." There they find the i best opportunity to spend money, and tha most, luring temptation*: to vice. To these they yield. Tew ever escape from Honolulu, ana "most of th. se who do. go away to die. A general attempt is now being made to teach the natives English. This is absolutely necessary iu order to unify the nation in th« midst of tho lucreasing foreign population. And vet «ven this hastens their ruin. For it enables them to come into closer relations with that portion of the foreign element which ara responsible largely for the increase of vie* among them. They get to know the unscrup ulous and vicious foreigners too well. The eeterioration in the morals of tlie peo ple has been rapid and appalling. The tenden cy of the race was always towards gross licen tiousness. If the influx of foreigners has not increased this, it has HI least introduced among the people attendant diseases which are eatiuf away tho life of the race. Drunkenness hai made alarming increase. Twenty-five years ago there was a law abso lutely prohibiting the sale of liquors to tho na tives'. Now there is a license law. Twenty five years ago Mr, Deckwith rarely saw a na tive under the influence of liquor. Now thl streets of Honolulu reel with drunken natives He saw on this visit of two weeks more drunk ards than he saw before in eight years. The present evils are due in laige measure tc the utter selfishness of the government. Tha interests of the natives are entirely lost sigh! of. The king, who owes his sovereignty, not to his lineage, but to a political trick, cares only for his own agrandizements. A short time age a resolution of lack of confidence in the minis try was lost by one vote: the ministers all vot ing for themselves Shortly after the resolu tion was actually carried in spite of the min isters, and yet in the face of that defeat they have not grace or sense enough 1o resign. Tha natives hate King Kalakuka. But Queen Em ma, who is of genuine royal blood, they love. Not long ago, to propitiate the people, the king conceded large reductions in the expenses ol certain branches of the government. And aftci the people had made a great demonstration ol gratitude to him for the act, he then asked aE appropriation for the royal stables, which ex ceeded the total amount 'of reduction. The na tion is dying in the hands of bad and selfiafr men. In the American Boards of Foreign Mis sions formally withdrew from active work in the islands, intending as fast as practicable to place native preachers over tke churches. Ex perience has shown that this course was amis take. The natives were not then fit to carry on the work themselves, and the loss of tho re straining and guiding hand of the Christian missionary has proved not the least factor n hastening tlie certain doom of the native nation Henry Clay died 1 1 AN EXCITING SPORT Spearing- Sword fiah off Cape Correspondence Philadelphia Times. "Hev-o!" came from the man in the cross-trees. "Where away?" yelled the skipper, unhooking his booted leg from the wheel and glancing around. "Right-off tho weather bow," sang out the mate, who had sprung into the rigging. "Aye, I see him." replied the skipper. A nivnient later all eyes on board were watching a sharp glistening fin thai was darting through the water in the same general direction as ourselves. The mate now took his place in the pulpit, and seizing the stoA lily stood ready for the game, while the rope was carefully coiled and the keg made ready to toss at the right moment. For ten minutes the vessel and fish moved along gallantly side by side. The skipper, however, was gradually hauling the vessel on the wind and the two ap proached each other until the swordfish was close alongside. Then came the supreme moment. Tlie skipper wound away at the wheel an the little vessel shot up into the wind, laying the sword fish right across the bows, and as it rushed along amidst tlie foam, the har pooner raised his w 1 i in the room in which CongTBSsmQB (julborts attempted sui* oide. eapon for a moment the steel lily flashed then, with a dull thud, it entered the back of the fish. "Stand clear the line!" shouted tha mate, as he sprang back upon the deck and the schooner fell away again. The warning was well heeded, as the rope was rushing over the side like a "streak of greased lightening," as the skipper had it. It was *oon exhausted, and as the end came the mate held aloft the keg and as the last fathom of rope rushed awav, tossed it over and away it went, followed by a wave of foam and spray, to ultimately tire the gamy fish. "Naow all Ave liev to dew," said the skipper, "is to follow along and pick uji another if we can. In August I've had as many as eight kegs out at once, and got so many that we had to make Bos ton and leave the water alive with 'em. Then again they'll be so tarnation scarce that you won't see one a day." "There's several curious things about n so'd fish," he continued "one is that though they can sink a boat with their sword, yet a child can hold them by it. One day my twelve-year-old boy was setting in the boat a-fishing, and as lie hauled in the line a so'd fish followed the bait, and as it stuck its sword out of water the lad grabbed it, and the fish eould'nt get away and we took it aboard. The next curious thing is about the young. I never thought notliin' about them until a fellow came aboard one day 1 and sez lie. 'Cap. I'll give ye £200 for a young swordfish under fifteen inches.' Wall, I thought I had a soft snap, and I let out among the mackerel men that I would pay $50 for one but curious enough, there wasn't a man that had ever seen one aud, of course. I didn't get it. When went ashore I told the fellow about it, :uid he said it was the general belief among naluralists that they only breed in European waters as the young are never found here." We had now gained on the flying keg, and as the dory was hauled alongside two of tlie crew and the writer as vol unteer tumbled in and in a few moment! had the keg alongside. Tlie oars were then pulled in, and a moment later the bowman has seized tlie keg and the dory was rushing along—a swordfish ex press. "The work of 'taking in" now commenced, one man steering the dory after the erratic steed, the others haul ing in on the rope. As the fish felt the strain it renewed its exertions and start ed off at a furious pace that threatened to leave the vessel far behind. But the sport was of short duration and the dory was rapidly hauled ahead, until finally the sharp fin was close by, and with a rush the fish was laid alongside, one man holding it while the rest got to the windward to prevent a capsize. It was then, a sthe mate said, that the al legod fun commenced. Hauled partly out of the water by the rope, tho great fish gave a vicious cut to the left with its sharp weapon, that caused all hands to drop as if sent for, and for some time this lowly posi tion was tlie best, all things considered. The rope was kept taut and the strug gles of the game were terrific. If a s head was raised it seemed immediately to become the object of attack. Finally, however, an oar was lifted and a violent blow upon the head placed tlie sword fish liors du combat. The schooner I now came alongside, a block aud tackle was rigged and the gamy fish was hoisted aboard. It was about eight feet in length, the privateersman of the finny 'tribe, its entire nuke-up denoting speed. The sword is a long extension of the upper jaw, formed of hardened cartilage, and the explanation of its power of pene trating ships accords with that of the candle that can be shot through a board. It is not so much the hardness of the projectile as the force with which it is lired and in regard to that force the sword-fish has well been compared to u cannon, Queen Victoria has never fully recov ered from the accident to her knee. She is not able to walk as much as she used to do, and the enforced lack ol i-xercise has a bad eflact upon hei health.