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BY JKJ.NIK OfiEED.
The day -with its eandala dipped m dew,
Has passed t hro the evening'a golden gates
And a single star in the cloudless blue
hot the rising morn in silence waits.
The lilies nod to the sound of the stream
That winds along with a lulling flow,
.nd, eithr awake or half a-dreatn,
I pass thro' the realms of Long Ago
There are ushcn Memory's bitter Twin,
And bane a hopes and a broken tow,
And an acruag heart by the reck lews pain.
And the soa breeze fanning u pallid brow.
Thera are joj-g and sorrows, sunshine and tears.
That check the path of life's April hours,
And a long wish for the coming vears,
That H pe evor wreathes with the fairefet
And thus, as the glow of the daylight dies,
ind the Night's first look to the earth is cast,
I ga 'neath these beautiful Bummer skies
At the pictures that hang in the hall of the
DAye, Sorrow and Joy chant a mingled lay,
When to Memory s Wildwood wa wander away.
Now York Graphic.
I mast confess that I always had a
weakness for elephants.
You have no idea how much of ex
quisite sensitiveness, extreme delicacy
nay, of genuine poetry is concealed un
der this rough and wrinkled exterior. To
me the elephant is a lyric poet spoiled in
the making, but with all the instability
that characterizes the genus. What do
I say? In fact he needs only his little
blue cloak to be thoroughly equipped
for his rhythmio task! It is a oase of a
philanthrophist turned pachyderm. I
saw one once at Benares sprinkling fresh
water with his trunk upon the head of
an English Boldier," nearly dead of sun
stroke, What human good Samaritan
could have done more? Indeed I have
often wondered why the academy has
not before this awarded the Montyou
priz e to an elephant But man is so un
just. He treats this noble being like a
beast this being at once so strong and
gentle in order not to be compelled to
pay a debt of gratitude.
I believe there is much truth concealed
in the Brahmin legend. You remem
ber that according to that fable, when
Nishnu had created man and discovered
what a wretched mistake he had made
he at once invented, the elephant, in
order that by means of his charming
attributes saddened nature might find in
him a compensation for all the short
comings of the wicked biped.
Some years ago I visited a small town
in the south of France, to assist one of
the friends of my boyhood in an electo
ral contest, Every day I contrived to
pass a portion of the afternoon at the
local Jardin des Flantes.
Three eucalyptus trees, five palms, two
specimens of the ailante and six Italian
pine all very dusty together with a
dozen orange trees, were the only exotic
representatives of the vegetable kingdom.
The fauna of the tropics was suggested
by four phthisicky monkeys, 3everal hy
enas, a porcupine, two very gouty brown
bears, a rather melancholy young drome
dary, a flabby old lion, and the gem of
the collection an elephant from the
coast of Corymandel.
He was called Belisarius, from his
being blind of one eye.
I at once made friends with this noble
animal. A strong sympathy drew me
towards him, while he, in turn, was not
long in getting acquainted with me, al
though manifesting, but with, great tact,
a sense of his own superiority.
As soon as he saw me coming the cap
tive would greet me with a low trumpet
note of satisfaction, and after having
swung round his long proboscis as a sign
of welcome, he would raise it above the
iron barrier which separated us and re
ceive from my hand the delicate rye
bread rolls with which I bad taken care
to provide myself. And fixing on me
his only eye, which gave to his intelli
gent face an air of paternal gentleness,
and which seemed to sadden his charm
ing smile, he appeared to thank me for
the thuughtfulness that thus ministered
to his tastes.
His keeper's dwelling, a pretty cottage
completely covered with honeysuckle,
opened en the inclosure where he was
usually exhibited. I noticed at the
window a young woman who was general
ly singing as she rocked the cradle of a
sturdy piok-and-white, chubby faced
infant. The delicate beauty of the
mother and the inviting appearance of
the neat little rustic home served to throw
around the Colossus of the Jungle an
atmosphere of peace and happiness.
From time to time Belisarius would ap
proach the window, and, with his trunk
thrown in the iir would seem to send a
kiss to the baby asleep in its wicker nest.
It occurred to me that the family must
be very fond of this great, kind brute,
whose manifestations of dumb affection
were evidently so sincere.
A voice disturbed my reflections. It
was the keeper who, while performing
his usual duties in his boarders' cage,
had spoken to me. He understood how
much interest I took in his pet, and even
seemed to guess my thoughts.
"Ah, yes, Monsieur. Every one adores
him, but no one more than I, I assure
you. Belisarius made my fortune, and
made me happy."
At the word "fortune" I had involun
tarily summoned before my mind's eye
a vision of the mines of. Golconda and
Mogul fetes; but I reflected that the
modest position held by the speaker was
inconsistent with the extravgant concep
iions.of my imagination.
Construing my silence into a desire to
hear more, the man continued:
"A few Tears ago, Monsieur, I did not
occupy the enviable position in which
you see me to day. Instead of being
the keeper of the elephant I was only a
a common gardner, spading the beds,
raking over the walks and watering flow
ers in this same garden. But I was in
Jove madly, rapturously in love !
' "Very often I wns guilty of a serious
nfraction of the rules that regulated my
professional duties. The rarest and most
beautiful of the flowers I was paid to
guard and care for found their way to
the little cottage you see there. She who
lived there was the object of my affec
tion, and sho loved me in return. But
when I made so bold as to ask for her
hand her father, who then occupied the
position I now hold, brutally showed me
the door. He said he wouldn't have his
daughter marry below her fetation, and
that he designed her to be the wife of
the man who took charge of the bear
pit, who was in time to be his (the
father's) successor. And I was only, as
I have told you, a common gardner !
But why, I ask myself, could I not make
as good an elephant keeper as any other?
Love made me ambitious.
"From that time I summoned all "my
courage, and surreptitiously entered the
enclosure. I set my wits to worfc ana
lavished upon the elephant all the atten
tions of a real keeper. My father-in-law,
it must be added, had been some
what neglectful of Bell8alU8, conuort.
"The worthy animal appreciated my
trouble. Ah! what intelligence what
a mind ! as clear as amber. After
awhile he saw through my little scheme,
for when I was there his one eye would
turn roguishly towards the window
where, if by accident, Lucie, the daugh
ter of the real keeper, would appear,
having chosen that very moment for
shaking her crumb-cloth over poor Beli
"Well, my love was to receive great
assistance from this dumb beast, as you
"The elephant's disposition, hitherto
so mild and peaceful, changed suddenly.
Belisarius, in spite of his having come to
years of discretion, began to play tricks
worthy of the variest schoolboy. Thus
one day, when the doors and windows of
the cottage had been left open, this sly
old pachyderm amused himself by mov
ing all the furniture of my predecessor
within reach out into his inclosure. Un
another occasion, when his keeper was
entertaining a few friends at dinner,
there was discovered in the soup not the
Bingle permissible hair of ordinary
domesticity, but a whole mass of some
thing resembling fur. It seems that a
dromedary, who occupied the next in
closure to his royal highness, had that
day been deprived of his hirsute cover
ing, and the elephant took advantage of
the incident to introduce this novel
flavoring into his keeper's soup without
the knowledge of the cook.
"But these are only specimens of the
deviltries that Belisarius was constantly
perpetrating in his new role. At last it
became evident, even to the not very
acute intelligence of the keeper, that he
would have to retire from his post in
favor of some one more agreeable to the
powerful and cunning brute. He there
fore resigned, and all the employes of
the Jardin were tried in turn as his suc
cessor. In vain! Belisarius had quite
made mp his mind as to the keeper he
wanted, and was not to be driven from
his fixed determination. I thus found
myself master of the situation. Lucie's
father was compelled to admit that I
discharged the duties of the position
better than any one else. But what a
long step in advance for me and at any
age all the way from common garden
er to elephant keeper!
"Than poor man, who was really anxi
ous that his daughter should make a
good match, did not show me out when
I asked for her hand a second time.
"A month later Lucie and I were mar
ried. The wedding dinner was spread
under the arbor covered with clematis
that adjoins the elephants' inclosure,
which permitted Belisarius to attend as
one of the guests. He also deigned to
consume that portion of the feast which
had been prepared for his special bene
fit. Eighteen of the little rye rolls he
always found so toothsome and eleven
bunches of carrots probably made his
majesty feel almost as contented as if he
were about being married himself. At
all events they had a quieting and
humanizing effect upon his disposition.
No boyish tricks disturbed our frugal
banquet no dromedary hairs were
found in the soup. With his single eye
he gazed cheerfully upon the happy
scene, and as you have seen, Monsieur,
he still watches with the same thought
ful care over my wife and little one."
JDKATH OF A MONKEY.
A Singularly Human and Touching; Scene
The Last Sad Parting.
Illustrated London News.
In his recently published treatise on
the anthropoid apes, Professor Hart
mann, of the Berlin university, tells a
touching story of a Iar&e monkey, which
belonged to the Zoological Gardens, of
Dresden. Mat aca, as she was named by
Herr Schopf, the director of the gardens,
was a personage of polite manners. She
would blow her nose with a handkerchief,
put on her own boots, wring out the
linen, steal keys and open locks. She
had a cup of tea every morning, and one
of cocoa every evening, and at any time
would fill her own cup or tumbler with
out spilling a drop suggesting at once
a sense of propriety and of appreciation
of the beverage. Her death was quite
pathetic. After some years' experience
of the Dresden climate, she showed
symptoms of consumption; and, if un
able to realize the progress of the dis
ease, she was quite conscious when it
was drawing to a close. She would
scarcely allow her friend, Dr. Schopf,
who nursed her throughout her illness,
to leave her sight When the end ap
proached, feeling her forces ebbing, she
threw her arms around his neck, kissing
him repeatedly, held out her hand to
grasp his and fell back lifeless.
News items in the London journals,
like guests at the Loudon dinner table,
take precedence according to talk and
I titK Russia, being ar empire, comes
6 rat; then Austria, another empire; then
Germany, another; then France, ex-empire
and presumptive candidate for roy
nlty ; and then Turkey, Egypt and Spaip.
By the time the United States is reached
there is n j room left, and so we are given
a stool iu the comer and told to mind
our manners. Henry WatUraon.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
A farmer in Washington territory has
successfully grown figs this year in the
Thirteen milk dealers were fined $25
each Monday at Buffalo for
Boston horse-car drivers are petition
ing for seats so that they may sit down
Chinamen are to establish a new town
nearYreka, CaL, to be settled exclusivly
Judge Simrail has been nominated for
congress by the republicans of the Third
More state lands were sold in Nevada
daring July than were sold in twelve
A couple of corn-stalks on exhibition
in a Btore at Fresno, Cal., measure over
fourteen feet in height.
A truck-driver was fined $40 in New
York recently for ruining a lady's dress
by his careless driving.
Charts of the Pleiades show, as visible
to the direct eye, 625 stars, but the pho
tographer reveals 1.421.
An 11-year-old colored girl gave birth
to a two-and-a-half-pound baby boy at
.East .Dallas, Tex., one day last week.
The old-fashioned low phaaton is once
more coming into popularity at Long
.Branch. The dog-cart is out of fashion.
Juson W. Ewing, well known in the
southern part of Connecticut as the
"temperanoe detective" died recently at
A resident of Trebein, O., owns a
mastodon tooth which is fourteen inches
long, ten inches broad, and twenty
seven inohee in circumference and weighs
Miss Hattie Hadsell was watohing a
game of base-ball in Pittsfield, Mass.,
when a foul ba'U struck her in the side,
crushed her ribs, and injured her so
that she may die.
A Woodstock, N. B., physician took
some virus from the arm of a child
which he had vacinated. The father of
the child sued for the value of the vac
cine matter and got a verdict for $3.50.
Thomas Garrett, of Baldwin county,
Alabama, is said to be the oldest voter
in this country. He is 119 years, old
and cast his first vote for president in
1796, for John Adams. He is a demo
crat. A valuable setter dog died lately at
Otis, Mass., aged 20 years. In accompa
nying his owner on his travels the dog
had crossed tho Atlantic sixteen times,
and had journeyed over fifty thousand
Anew and insiduous drick has been
introduced by some Englishman, and is
becoming popular in New York bar
rooms. It consists of three parts sherry
and one part vermouth, ana is called
Kingfish are reported very plentiful in
the Greenwhich, Conn., waters. These
fish appeared there first abouv seven
years ago, but only for a short time,
and since then until the present time
have not been caught in that vicinity.
A German cigar-maker of Buffalo has
offered to go through the whirlpool
rapids at .Niagara Bitting on a common
beer keg if the railroads will make up a
purse of $500 to be given to him it he
comes out alive or to his widow if he be
"Keep out of this watter millin
patche," is a signboard nailed to a farm
fence a little east of Brighton, CaL
Some wag turned the board over and
wrote thereon: "Take one," and the
poor farmer has been almost bankrupt in
The old-fashioned game of draughts,
or checkers, as most of us call il, has
taken a new hold on New England, and
summer resorts from Greenwich up to
Bar Harbor have the fever. Chessis too
difficult a game for the New England
Fall River, Mass., has become a hot
bed of gambling resorts. They are
open night and day, and yonng men are
daily being victimized. Citizens are
taking steps to form a law and order as
sociation for the purpose of waging an
aggressive warfare against the swindlers.
An original interpretation was made
by an Albany coroner. A witness said:
"He was very Ihirsty kept calling for
water repeatedly." In order to abridge
the sentence the coroner said to the
clerk; "He was troubled with a severe
drouth," and so it went down on the min
utes. A few months ago signs were hung up
in the Avenue B cars, in New York City,
which read: "These oars will not stop
while passing the bridge." They were
changed to: "These cars will not Btop on
tae bridge." After a while thf.y were
changed again to: "These cars will not
stop at the bridge." The signs were
still criticised, and now they have been
The tube of the great Lick telescope
now constructing will be ff ty-rix feet
long, and with the enormous spectro
scope attached, the extreme length of
the instrument will approach sixty-five
feet The only novel feature in the plans
of the observatory is the use of hydraulic
power to raise and lower the floor of the
domp, thereby obviating the necessity of
an observing chair.
In the days of '49, says Harper Buzar
a member of a party of miners strayed
away from his companions and was de
stroyed by wild beasts. The friend upon
whom it devolved to "break the news
gently" to the bereaved parents showed
himself equal to the occasion by writing
the folltwincr letter: "Mister Smith Deer
onr me mores nas eie your suns neau
off Yurs John Jones." I
Preparations are being made in Phila
delphia for a grand celebration of the
one hundreth anniversary of the adop-
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Him ui mo vmuni uwii-ett COUBtirUUOn M
1787. The governors of the thirteen
original states will be present Taradw,
banquets, and speech-makinc: will make
wn interesting programme, ana the south
and north, will become more friendly
than ever on a renewel of memories.
Munday, the Georgia revivalist, who
is trying to convert Nashville, is a re
formed gambler, circus juggler, and va
riety actor. He is 30 years old, straight
as an arrow, and good looking. At a
recent meeting in Nashville it is reported
that "two gray-haired sinners, with both
of whom the pieacher had previously
played poker, professed conversion and
wept bitterly at the memory of their
The huge deposit of oyster shells at
Damariscotta, Me., is being removed.
The Portland Transcript speaking of the
removal says but few relics have been
found thus far, but stone tools and hu
man bones have been discovered. Shells
have been found fourteen inches long,
and those twelve inches long are com
mon. One pair twelve inches long and
six inches wide has been found, and it is
estimated that the oyster which they
contained would nearly have filled a
A recent case of poisoning by paris
green demonstrates that one can not- be
too careful in the use of that powder.
Mr! Benjamin Bower a resident of
Pleasantville, N. J., sprinkled paris
green on bis grape vines. The wind
blew some of it into the face of Miss
Allie Bower, his 20-year-old daughter.
She inhaled it unconsciously, and soon
after became violently ill. A physician,
who was summoned immediately, could
do nothing for her, and she died in a few
One of the most precocious youths in
New York city is a red-Leaded lad who
acts as secretary in a prominent banking
firm. He is about four feet high and .is
so thin that his knickerbockered legs
are not as thick as an ordinary boy's
arm. In appearence he would taken to
be about 8 years old were it not for his
large, bulging head, and the large cir
cles under his eyes. He says he is 14.
He is a good stenographer, and, perched
upon a high chair, he picks away at a
typewriter like a veteran.
A remarkable result of parental in
fluence at birth is reported at Beemer
ville, Sussex county, N. Y., in the case
of Mary J. Ayers, a young girl, who is
said to possess the peculiarities of a tur
tle, owing to hei mother having been bit
by a turtle shortly before the birth of
the child. The girl, it is said, has un
der each ear aprotruderancelike a turtle
shell Mid a similar mark on her back.
She is unusually homely, and in walk
ing the motion of her arms involuntari
ly corresponds to those of her lower
limbs. The phvsicians say that her
peculiarities are incurable.
A FRENCH DOCTBESS.
Startling Career and Melancholy Ending
of a Notable Woman.
New York World.
The death is announced in Cochin,
China, of Madame Dr. Ribart, a female
surgeon of remarkable skill and whose
Cdreer was very extraordinary, an expe
rience that no other woman has ever
had. Beginning as a waitress in a little
drinking-shop of the Quatier Latin of
Paris, she passed while still very young
through the usual experiences of a Par
isian grisetto and became connected with
a medical student who frequented the
shop. , Her instinct was irresistable. No
sooner did she come in contact with his
books and instruments than she fell upon
them and literally devoured the knowl
edge they contained. She availed her
self of his teaching, too, and drew from
him everything he learned, so that by
the time she had reached the age of 26
years she presented herself for examina
tion as Burgeon and passed the ordeal
brilliantly and triumphantly. She soon
recognized the field that lay open before
her in the Egyptian harems, to which
male surgeons were not admitted and
where women suffered unspeakable tor
ments for the lack of proper attendance.
At Cario she speedily established a large
practice and had every prospect of doing
well, bat her habits of dissipation had
been formed early and were unconquer
able. She plunged into inconceivable de
bauches, such as would not be admitted
to the pages of even a chronicue tcanda
leuse. Her career of vice ended finally
in an Egyptian' madhouse, and her suf
ferings in that horrible place were as
great as her excesses had been. After
six months of this severe but salutary
regimen she recovered her mind, but
never forgave her heartless and disrepu
table Levantine friends who had hastily
thrust her out of Bight and mind into
the horrors of an insane asylum.
Her career in Egypt was over, but she
could not rjtnrn to Europe, and nothing
was left her but the French possessions
in Asia. She made her way out to the
French colony in Cochin China. Here her
talents and her beauty, which, despite
the life she had led in Egypt, and her
sufferings in the madhouse had never
failed her, won her instant recognition
and she was in g-eat demand among
women. The old queen mother of Anam
had been blind for years and hailed with
delight the prospect of relief held out to
her by the French physician. Mme. Ri
bart died suddenly the day before the op
eration was to be performed, the reeult.as
supposed, of the strains upon her health
which her Egyptian experiences had en
tailed. She was still young and had
prospects of redeeming the past, for her
talents in her difficult profession were
great and undoubted. Probably no
European woman ever knew bo much of
the inner life of the harom in the east
and its dark side as this ex-grisette.
A significant advertisement in
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8arf Fata of the "Great Barters."
As we steamed down the Mersey three
days ago on our way to the open sea,
there arose before us, towering over the
entire jungle of shipping like some giant
"iocustwood" above the lesser trees or a
South American forest, a vast black hull,
crowned with sir masts and four smoke
stacks, beside which Nelson's stateliest
three-decker would have seemed no big
ger than a yacht Twenty-seven years
ago that huge inert mass was the talk
and wonder of .Europe, and indeed
the "floating city" which Jules Verne
styled her in one of his most brilliant
romances. Thousands of men looked
forward exnltingly to the time when she
should carry across the ocean whole
armies at once, and should revolutionize
all the established conditions of modem
transport. But now, having fallen far
short of the splendid promise of her
youth, and achieved only the gloom
renown of a magnificent failure, the
"Great Eastern" has sunk into a gigantic
advertisement of a well-known Liverpool
store, whose gilt-lettered announcements
glitter upon everv part of her towering
aides and dome-like paddle-boxes.
Mile. Bhea worthies the mnnory o
Bacbel and makes frequent visits to her
grave in Fere la Chaise cemetery.
-Tl I 1 "ll11"' At
C. H. BENSON, PROPRIETOR,
I aim to take the. FarmerVPro
duce, and sell them at the
LOWEST PREVAILS FISHIER
Everything they need in tha wy of
Groceries, Boots and Smes,
GRAIN, FLOUR, FCtD,
And the general zounds of a
on business prindpia.
Call u4 mm.
J. S. TURNER,
SOUTH OF RAILROAD TRACK.
I have opened a general store.
where the people-can boy
at the lowest rate
Boots and Shoes,
HATS Sc O-AS,
FLOUR, FEED, ETC
I am an old resident of this re
gion, and present for your inspec
tion a class of goods which will
not fail to suit my neighbors.
Come and See Me Anyway.
J. S. TURNER.
Pies and Cakes of all kinds,
One Door West if tie CoameitiM HiW,
OPPOSITE THE DEPOT.
LUNCHAT ALL IIOULS,
GOOD SPiBE m if
AT ANY TIME. 'mm U '
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