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'Srbfr'. wwtr t&m? tR -e.-5 S3, - 34M!r2i H.SBt2& a" OXD SAWS IN RHYME, BY J. C. DODGE. Actions speak Iondor than words over do ; You can't eat your cako and hold on to It, too. When tho cat is away, then the little mice play; Where there is a "will there la always a way. One's deep In the mud as the other in mire; Don't jump Irom tho frying-pan into the fire. Thore's no use crying o'er milk that Is spilt; No accuser is needed by conscience of guilt. There must be some fire wherever is smoke; The pitchergoes oft to the well till it's broke. By rogues falling out honest men got their due ; Whoever it fits, he mnBt put on the shoe. All work and no play will make Jack a dull boy; A thing of much beauty is ever a joy. A half lotf Is better than no bread at all ; And pride always goeth before a sod fall. Fast bi"d and fast find, have two strings to j r bow ; Contoiiuuent is better than riches, we know. Tho devil finds work for hands idle to do; A miss is as good as a'mile Is to you. You speak of the devil he's sure to appear ; You can't make a silk purse from out a sow's ear. A man by his company always Is known : Who lives in a glass house should not throw a stone. When tho blind leads tho blind both will fall in the ditch; It's better born lucky than being born rich. Little pitch ors have big ears ; burnt child dreads the fire ; Though speaking the truth no one credits a liar. Speech may be silver, but silence is gold ; There's never a fool like a fool who is old. THE MAD LOVER. BY G. WAIjDO BROWNE. "Ob, Allie! I forgot to tell you before, but Lang Mitcbell has escaped from bis keepers and is at liberty." Alice Durand's fair face turned pale at her friend's announcement. "You do not mean it, Bessie. Tou are trying to frighten me." "No; I am not, Alice. Mad Lang Mitcbell has really escaped from the B asylum, and as late as noon to-day he had not been found. But there, don't look so rhite; you nor I have nothing to fear. I had forgotten he was one of your discarded suitors. Singular, wasn't it, your rejection should have driven him crazy?" "Bessie West!" exclaimed the other, re proachfully; "how can you speak so? I gave Mr. Mitchell to understand from the first that he could not win my favor. Still he would press his suit, until I became engaged to Frank Lane, when I positively refused to see him. He went away utter ing Buch fearfni threats that I can never forget them. You know that insanity is hereditary in the family. Lang hal a sister in Dr. S.'s private asylnra when he used to visit me, and he appeared at times to lose bis reason. I always feared him, but I never cared for him. I feel for him in his affliction, but I am certainly in no way to blame. There, mother will be look ing for me, and I must hasten home." "I will go with you, Allie." "Oh, no; you need not. I am not afraid." "But it is awful lonesome through Black Hollow woods, and if you should meet Lang" "Nonsense, Bess "West; I will show yon that I am not afraid," and with a ligbj laugh she started homeward, leaving hex friend to anxiously watch her departure. Allie was somewhat startled to find thai the sun had set, and that night was fast creeping on. But rather than to be laughed at after boasting of her courage, she re solved not to turn back. The truth was, Bessie's careless speech had wounded her feelings sorely, and as she walked along her mind became engrossed with unpleasant thoughts of Lang Mitchell, the escaped lunatic. His misfortune was certainly not charge able to her, throagh she could not help wishing that a different fate might have been his. Filled with these conflicting meditations -she hardly realized her progress until reaching Black Hollow, one of the mobt gloomy spots to be found in that vicinity. Under the somber woods it was already quite dark. She quickened her steps as she came within the shadows of the overhanging for est that lined the road on either hand. She had not advanced far, however, when the sound of footsteps fell upon her ears! Glancing wildly over her shoulder she saw to her terror that some one was follow ing her. With a second glance she saw that her worst fears were realized. It was mad Lang Mitchell! Seeming to divine her discovery, he gave utterance to a shrill, maniacal laugh, which made her blood curdle and heart fairly cease its beat ng. Her first thought was to cry for help; but in that lonely place she could not hope for an answer to her appeal. With a wild, agonizing scream she fled for life. His frantic cries making the evening air hideous, the madman rushed in pursuit. Terror seemed to lend wings and strength to the fleeing girl, who sped on like a . hunted fawn, expecting to be overtaken at every bound of her wild pursuer. But he proved a clumsy runner, and at first she outdistanced him. Her hopes be gan to rise as she began to feel that it was possible for her to escape him. His superior strength, however, soon be gan to count in his favor. She bagan to lose ground! His cries grew more frequent and terrible. She had passed the darker portion of the way and was nearing the edge of the for est; but her home was still half a mile away, and it was the first house on the road! Perhaps we should except one old dwelling that stood close to the woods, which had not been occupied ior years, and the walls of which were fast yielding to the inroads of time. As the annted sseideaeame in sight of the deserted brildiae she resolved as her aly alUrmailre to seek its shelter. These 'was m taw is th reed f a quarter of a mile, and as "clearly as she could see in the gathering shadows of night no one was insight neither team nor foot-traveler! What better could she do- thanseek the ruined house? Aye, could she hope to reach that? As she bounded across the grass-grown yard she felt the outstretched hand of her pursuer touch her flying hair! But it slipped through his grasp, and with an agonizing cry she reached tho steps, his hot breath fanning her cheek. She barely reached the hall to close the door, which had stood ajar for years, as his foot gained the threshold. Her almost superhuman effort hurled the dilapidated door from its rust-eaten hinges, when it fell at the feet of her pur suer a shattered wreck. A portion of its frame struck the mad man upon the side of the head, for the time stunning him. She was given opportunity to cross an adjoining apartment before he recovered sufficiently to follow. As Bhe passed swiftly over the floor she felt it tremble beneath her weight, but she safely reached the next room, which was smaller and from which she saw at a glance there was no place of exit save from the door through which she had en tered! There had beea a window, but it had been long since boarded over. To retreat was to rush into the arms of her pursuer, whose wild cries rang in her ears again. Her heart sunk' within her as she realized how hopelessly she was entrapped. The door was but a shattered frame which hung upon one hinge, so that il could afford her no protection. However, she showed wonderful self-possession as she cried out in a clear, ringing tone; "Hold, Mr. Mitchell! Why do you pur sue me?' He was just entering the adjoining room, and stopped abruptly at the sound of her voice. "What do you mean bya this conduct, Mr. Mitchell?" she continued, with a calm ness that surprised herself. "Oh, Allie! Allie!" he cried, "are you afraid of me that you flee thus?" She realized that her only hope was in conciliating him. Fortunately for her purpose the pallor of her countenance was not clearly seen by him in the eemi-darkness; equally fortunate for her, too, was it that she could not see the feaiful distortions of his haggard visage, else bhe should not have acted her part so calmly. "No, no, Lang," Bhe replied, "not afraid of you. But your appearance was so sud den and you seemed angered with me. What have I done" "Come, quick, Allie!" he implored; "fly with me! They are after us!" and he glarad around him like a wild beast at bay. "No one is after us, Lang. You are let ting your reason get the better of you. Even my folks do not know I am here." Her words were not without their effect. He appeared calmer, and his voice lost something of its harshness as he said: "You will go with me, Allie?" "Where do you want me to go, Lang?" "An where to .escape them! Come!" "You may go ahead, Lanp. I will fol low soon." But he was not to be deceived so easily. "No, no, Allie. You do not love me or you would fly with me at once. But you shall!" and he started forward. "Yes, yes; I will go, Lang, only wait a moment. I must rest, 1 am so tired." "And I will sit beside you, darling. If I can only be with you, I do not care for them." She uttered a wild, piercing scream as bo started toward her, his distorted visage gleaming with a fiendish look of triumph. He wai barely midway upon the floor, however, when the rotten timbers gave away with a crash and the mad man went down into the cellar covered with the debris. As his ghostly face disappeared Allie sank against the wall, weak from the fear ful strain upon her nerveB. The madman lay motionless amid the ruins. He was struck by one of the fall ing timbers, it was afterwaid found. Finding he did not movo Allie looked around for an avenue of escape. There was none ecej t by the window, and she turned to tear off the boards, when the sound of footsteps arrested her attention. A moment later her lover, Frank Lane, appeared upon the scene, attracted by her cries as he was coming up the road to meet her. "Oh, Frank!" she said, "save me!" and sank to the floor in a swoon the next mo ment. He soon reached her side, when, bearing her to the open air, she revived, and they started for her home. A party of men were quickly aroused to undertake the capture of the madman. It was easily done, for he lay pinned under one of the floor timbers. His injurief proved fatal, and it seemed better that his unhappy existeno had ended. It was a long time before Allie could pass the site of the ruined hoase without a shudder, and she never forgot her fearful adventure. The Medern Call. Church Member "I come, sir, at the request of your congregation, to prevail on you if possible to remain with us another year." Popular Di vine "My dear sir, it is impossible; I am alled to another field, and my duty as a Christian compels me to go, although it grieves me greatly to part from those with whom I have labored so long." "I am very sorry your deci sion is already made, for I have been empowered to offer you $3,500 for the coming year." "Thirty-five hundred, eh? Well, come to think of it that call wasn't so very loud; I tell you what, if you'll throw in three months1 vacation I believe duty will keep quiet for a year or so." St Paid Herald, Near Alderson, W. Va., workmen discovered the opening to a cave, which has been explored for a mile. It con tains all the characterietica of a well regulated cave a stream of clear run ning water, stalactite, stalagmite, awl large chamber, tad bide fair to rival the beet-know nth ia the ebvafey. Column or Two of Chat About the Fair Daughters of Eve. Together with a Few Kates om Latest Styles in Feminine Attire. the Correct Costumes. After the new gowns of various sorts, which one really "must have," are planned out for the season, and perhaps even made and hung up, the next question is usually what shall be done with those dresses and costumes which are so damaged or worn that they cannot be worn as they are, while at the same time too good to be thrown away. Madame La Mode is especially friend h this season to people who, either from choice or necessity, wish to "make over" things. Combinat'oc is the rule, and as two, tnree, or even more colors and fabrics may be fashion ably combined in one costume nowadays it fol lows that two old gowns may be made into, one with the greatest faolhty and stylish ef fect, and the new composi tion may even be helped out with the rem nants of a third, provided one mixes one's col ors as the fa mous artist did "with brains, sir!" The cuts ac companying this show some ways m which economy may be practiced without detri ment to the cood effect of the costume. The first is of a ladv's costume of two materials, those used in the model being "faille Francaise" and embroidered Indian silk. The round skirt made of the "faille"' is plainly fin ished, and the front drapery is arrangod in plaits on the side edges. The back drap ery is deep and oval, falling nearly to the edge of the skirt at the back, but shortened by plaits on the 6ides, and it is trimmed all around with a frill of lace. The waist or body of the gown has a close-fitting postilion back, with a loose, full, drooping front. There are under-arm gores to give a smooth effect at the sides, while the front is gathered at the neck and waist, the neck shirrings being neia in place Dy ine siana ing collar, and tho waist shinings by a belt that pins the basque at the back edges ol , tie under-arm goies, the front ends being pointed and lapped. The lining, of course, fastens closely under this fullness of the waist front, the latter being closed with buttons and buttonholes in a fly. The full sleeves are gathered, both top and bottqm, and finished with deep cuffs of the "faille," loose enough to lip easily over the hand. Tlie h'tle zouave jacket, which gives such a styl sh appearance to this costume, is made of the "faille" and has a seamless back and the cus tomary rounded fronts. The only seams are on the shoulders and at the side, and it is edged all around with a cord. These jackets should al ways be lined with silk, and may be worn with any cos tume. They are very pretty, espe cially on slender figures, and are an excellent means of hiding the ravages of time in a dress worn badly under the arms, for instance. For the above al most any fabrics, new or old, might h used. India, China, Turrah, Surah, and summer silks, sateens, foulards, nun's veil ing, batibtes, etc., combined with the same materials, or Fedora, Moresque, Valen ciennes, Chan til ly, or Spanish laces, etc. The waists of dresses usually wear out before the skirts with most people. In deed I have one stout cloth gown in my eye which is now wearing out its third waist, though the skirts bid fair to do up another one even. For these eases the present fashion of wearing a jacket or basque of a material different from the-skirts "is very fortunate. The second cut shows one of these "corsage-jackets, n which is handsome and elab orate enough to wear with silk or very fine wool skirts. The model from which this wis taken was made in heliotrope ottoman silk, with the laced bodice of the same. The revers on either side and the bottom of the jacket were of a lighter phado of helio trope; and the chemisette was of cream colored embroidered tulle. Jackets of this sort also maybe worn with almost every thing. Made in velvet, with satin revers, this would be an elegant garment to wear with lace skirts, or any sort of thin mate rials. Annie E. Myers, in Chicago Ledger, lAte Wrinkles. Wedding toilets are becoming more elab orate, and the materials used are seen mbre frequently employed in combinations, than formerly. White satin (by which we mean in this case a sort of ivory tinge, as the dead, flat white is not admired), white faille francaise, and, sometimes, white moire are seen in combination with brocade of the same pure hue. The bodice of the dress is very short, sharply pointed ia front, but having no length upon the hips below the waist. It is generally garnisbed elaborately, having broad revers of the brocade, which reach from the collar to the point of the bodice, and betweem the a vest, composed, of satin covered with lace. One must always remember that, if there be any antique laee in the family, thie dress is the dress of dresses upon which to display it. The skirt may consist of a draped treat panel of brocade, formiag a Wad ef a square tablier; the aides are composed ef breed plaittafs ef th aatfm, faille, or moire of whieh th drees ia madesali wish kaota ef aetia ribbe pleeed aft ie4err apeak. i A tlllifl il fir mwm aiur5, "s IJimBBBBBmBBKimBBBm HMaBSaaff fsmBBBsssw JeSB mmmmmsw fllir As for the accessories of a bridal cet- tame, they are usually of the preveDiag tint. Am ivory fan with white feather tips, white satin slippers and white aiik stock nags, aad gloves, also spotless. 'The veil continues to be made very long,- aad of. tulle. Itis allowable now to have the tulle embroidered upon the edges, and this cer tainly adds to its appearance. A "love of a bonaet" lately noticed was a very tiny sort of turban shape, entirely, of wire net, whose interstices were filled with forget-me-nots, which entirely cov ered it, and which, with one or two green leaves, by way of contrast, formed the whele garniture. The idea was a very fresh, sweet, and pretty conception, and yet if you were to investigate the price of such a bonnet you would be surprised to find how reasonable it would be. A great deal better than some of the tawdry crea tions for which our fashionable milliners charge from $17 to $35. Lady tricyclists wear very simple dresses of light woolen materials, made with the most severe simplicity. The skirt i a mere petticoat of the cloth, having neither drapery nor trimming, the object attained by such a skirt being entire freedom to 'the limbs, a little round cloth cap surmounts the head, and a Norfolk jacket clothes the upper part of the figure. So attired, our young ladies are comfortably and very con veniently dressed for the exercise of this agreeable amusement There is really, however, little to distinguish these dresses from lawn tennis costumes, except that the latter are usually accompanied with slight satrt arapenes. For wear at the seashore, very attractive toilets of white vigogne are seen, which will, without doubt, be worn by many of our fashionables at the favorite watering- S laces they are so fresh and attractive, "he trimming used for such a dress is navy-blue braid entirely, and the basque is made with a narrow vest of blue woolen goods. The draperies are ery plain, and a straw sailor hat trimmed with blue and white ribbons is set jauntily upon the head of the wearer. Bathing suits are already being prepared, but they do not exhibit very great differ ences from those worn last season. Dresses for the ball-room, when they are intended for informal and ceremonial af fairs in the city, continue to be of satin or faille Francaise, with draperies of tulle. But for the assemblages which are gath ered in country drawing-rooms, during the summer season, to trip "the lwjht fantastic toe," sprigged India muslin is made up very attractively in dancing toilets, and, adorned with a bright bow of ribbon here and there, bestows a delightfully fresh and youthful appearance upon the wearer even though she be of a "certain" age. Reception dresses which look well on young figaies are in maize-colored faille, trimmed with lace and ribbon. These are made with rather long-waisted bodies, on which the elbow sleeves are of lace, the lower portion of the arms remaining bare. Where one would expect to find another exposed portion, at the threat, there is in stead a pretty insertion of lace, bordered with a kind of frill of the same, amidst the folds of which rests a dainty little pearl brooch, half hidden. The skirt of such a dress consists of a foundation upon which a lace overdress ia loosely gathered. Hanging panels of the maize-faille, which flap up occasionally to show deep crimson linings, aie dependent above this lace skirt, and between these panels large knots of crimson ribbon are placed. Crimson silk stockings peep out from beneath the foot plaiting which ter minates the skirt, and the feet are further incased in maize satin slippers. Interesting Women. Queen Victobia has a most graceful walk and a sort of sweet, venerable, natural aigniiy ana power aooui ner Ex-Queen Isabella of Spain loves Paris better than bull-fighting Madrid. She is herself in the Bois de Boulogne. "John Stbange Winter," the popular novelist, is Mrs. Arthur Stannard, and she is giving readings from her own works, a la Dickens. Miss Cleveland's contract, under which she is to assume school-teaching duties, enjoins her from doing any other outside literary work. Mrs. Frances A. Conant is- editor of the Journal of Industrial Education, pub lished under the auspices of the Kitchen Garden. Association of Chicago. "Jenny June" tells an admirer that if her readers have liked what bhe wrote it must have been of their own kindness, for she never set any value on it herself. Mrs. Elizabeth Custer says she is worn out with work upon her book, which has not yet begun to assume any definite shape. She has not decided upon a title. It is customary in Mexico to addres a young lady by her first name. In England, on the contrary, even a lady's maid i called Parker or Jobson, not Matilda or Bose. Mme. Wagner divorced her former husband. Von Bulow, but the gossips say she remained on the best of terms with him. The artistic soul is a curious and wonderful compound. Mrs. Jessie Benton Fremont con templates spending the summer in the West for the purpose of writing an accurate his tesy of the life of Kit Carson, the famous scout, pathfinder and explorer. Kelatjons between the Princess Ste phanie and the Crown Prince Budolph of Austria have been strained for a long time. It ia understood that the Crown Prince will not allow her to wear bangs. Mme. Nilsson loves her husband, but, being; a business woman, retains entire con trol; of her fortune. She has learned by experience to be a sensible woman. Her former husband lost one fortune for her- TA plus, belle f emme de Paris is a Louis iamiaa. Her husband is French. She i the Mrs. Langtry of the Lour in Paris, aad. i admired for her courage in facing the looilighia afUr having enjoyed a life ef wealth and luxury. Columbia. College at its recent eel. bratiosi made many Doctors of Letters and Doctors of Laws; and, unlike Harvard,, it did net forget the ladies. Dr. Alice Elvira Freeman, Dr. Amelia Blandford Edwards, and Dr. Maria Mitchell are blushing recipi ents of promiscuous congratulations. llATtAire Offenbach, widow of the composer, died recently. She was sister of M. Bobert Mitchell, editor of the Bona partist Pays, their father being Irish and their mother Spanish. Madame Offen bach's receptions in her husband's lifetime had great popularity. Since his death she has lived in retirement. Ons of the first things Queen Victoria did on hearing that William IV. was dead and that she had succeeded to the throne was to call one of her mother's ladies-in-waiting. "Am I really Queen?" asked the excited Princess. "You are, indeed, madame," replied the lady-in-waiting. "And I can do what I choose, by right?" continued Victoria. "Certainly,' yowr Majesty. "Then get me a cup of greea tea; mamma never would let me have it; now I mean to know what harm it can de ate." And theyoang Queen drank three enps, had a violent fit of the, shiver, aad hnx never liked lea sines. ALiEMltkea Drue heap on fire; it lo let it bm t Ihem y II & n-- MKncjur sxtoam tzeu$. JL Gremt OpprtHntty fr Cofnfcrf, hutHfte frr the Peer Mtm, CFaanieB. Ward, in Columbus Sunday Jtmr naU t Not only ia Jalisco one of the richest of the Mexican States, both in soil and minerals, and most interesting in his tory and scenic beauty, but it is one of the most important in point of size and population, having an area of 101,430 square kilometers and nearly a million inhabitants. The future prosperity of this section doubtless lies in the fact that it is within Mexico's great sugar cane belt. Immediately along the beach from San Bias, even farther north than Mazatian, there is a belt of sandy soil ranging from five to ten miles in land. Betweon that belt and the foot-hills, nearly every acre in a district fifteen miles wide, might be utilized without irrigation for the im mediate cultivation of sugar-cane, and even the sandy belt, like the desert lands of California, has its possibilities. The Santiago Bivei empties into the sea about ten milw north of San Bias, and the bottom lands of its valley are extremely fertile, away up into the mountain passes. The bottom lands of this noble stream, added to the fifteen mile belt above alluded to, are now producing sugar-cane and rice, cotton, tobacco and two crops of corn a year, to say nothing of the great variety of wild tropioal fruits. It is not an over estimate to say that within this area are 2,000 square miles of land capable within three years of landing in New York or San Francisco the largest sin gle locality sugar crop in the world. The expense of irrigation need not be incurred, nad the sugar-cane here has been proved to contain more sac charine matter than that imported from the Sandwich Islands. Plenty of native labor in the plant ing, harvesting, and manufacturing a sugar crop can be relied on, at wages ranging from 25 cents per diem to 75 cents for skilled labor. But though Mexican laborers are patient, obedient, and generally willing ,to work when promptly paid, all the heads of the dif ferent branches of the machinery should be Americans possessed of some I knowledge of the Spanish language. There is about enough manufactured now to supply local demand and furn ish States of Sinaloa and Sonora. The principal product is white loaf sugar, averaging about 15 cents per Mexican pound, which is about 3 per cent, more than our pound. Another grade, granu lated and slightly darker, sells at 10 cents per pound. These varieties do not grade at all with sugar produced in the southern portion of the United States, and neither syrup nor molasses is made or used in Jalisco. But it should be distinctly under stood that there is positively no field here for a poor man, and every enter prise seeking Mexico for investment must be supported with ample capital. Land in any desirable locality no longer retains title in the Government. Nearly every foot of it is held by peo ple who retain title from the crown of Spain, or from governments of the country. Land is bought and sold in immense grants, from fifty to 100 miles square, for a lump sum and never by the acre. Golden opportunities fre quently offer themselves for purchasing some of the principalities at prices which astonish the land-owners of the East. A GRUFF OLD FELLOW. On a railway train, a woman, pale and care-worn, sat holding a fretful child. "Hush now; don't cry,,r she said, pressing her face against th child's face. "That awful man" meaning a gruff old fellow who sat near "will come over here and snap onr heads off. Juat look what an awful face he is making at ns. Please don't cry and we'll see papa after while. Oh, mercy, he is coming," she said as the gruff-looking old! fellow approached her. "I can't make her hush, sir," she said pleadingly. "I know that it's very annoying, but I really can't help it. "Let me take her. " The woman fearing to disobey, suf fered him to take the child, who, too much astonished to cry, meekly sub mitted. The gruff man walked up and down the car, and once the tremulous woman fancied that she saw him press the child to his bosom. "When he re turned the little girl to her mother, the woman asked: "Ar9 yon fond of children, sir,?" "I I hardly know," he replied, looking away. "I suppose I am. I loved I say I received a dispatch this morning telling me that my little girl is dead." He sat down, and a moment later, a woman who had just got on the train, turned to a companion and said: "Gracious me, just look at that gruff old fellow. I wouldn't have him tospaek to me for the world." JrJcansaio Traveler. Two entebpbisino squaws have opened a glove factory at Spokane Falls and are now running quite a force of hands. Through the kindness of some one, one of the members of the firm has been taught to run a sewing machine with remarkable skill. Seem ingly the only stumbling block m the road to success of Out mm w firm is the lack of shape of the gloves ms.de. They look, MiftheyklMeBertbyaoirola? lt the Wlasrttr. v-iJ ' A TOQlUraUB WKa vaam f1-rknkLi) ( from, an Eastern ; theological school wen ou to Murray, in the Ucenr d' Alene country, to take charge of a cnurcn. xae largest . gambling hail in the town was cleared for his accommo dation the first Sunday, one table on,- which Spanish monte was usually dealt -being left for him to stand behind. A large stock register book was laid on 3 this, which was .supposed to represent a Bible. The whole town turned vput and the young divine preached a pow erful sermon. In it he strongly denounced gambling, horse-iacing, drinking and profanity. That after noon he was called on by a committee of leading citizens, one of whom said: 'Tardner, thar's a little matter we'd like to talk over with ye. I reckon it's all O. K. that yon an'me should speak o' some matters as we're a good deal in the same line o'work, as I might say Virgil rw TIQ firrinr 4-o li ! iwtm. wv w uu VJS41Q nw uonici vuo wiu- , jg mnnitv" l3 ''Indeed, do I see a minister of the gospel before me?" "I reckon not, capt'n, less theee'a one uv 'em sneakin' up behind me which aint prob'ble as I may say. Wot I meant was thet I am the chairman nv the vigilance committee." "Is it possible? "Mighty poss'ble, capt'n, the cussed estposs'ble thing ye ever seed. "Wot we come here to say is that we don't approve o' yer prechin'." "I am very sorry that such is the case, but I can't see how I can change it." "Can't, hey? Well, I reckon yell her to. Ye've got 'er let up on hollerin' agin gamblin' an' hoss-racin', an'swearin', an' licker. Them things air all 'lowable here, an' air highly recommendedby the leaclin' citizens, an' the clergy has gofer fall inter line. As a committee we moseyed up here to warn ye, an' 'taint our style to warn more'n once." "But my dear sir, what can I preach against I must denounce something?" "What can ye preach agin? Well, I swar ! Haint there wickedness 'nough in this country 'thout goin' outer yer way ter jump ontersich things? Preach agin hoss-stealin an' jumpin' mineral claims, uv course. Bip 'em up the back an' tramp on 'em! Then there's original sin tech that up once in a while. Jes' confine yerself to these things an' the boys will jes' crowd in to cheer ye every time ye make a good rint. "Dakota Bell Earning Their Salt. Excitement is an anaesthetic almost as efficient as chloroform itsell Let a fighting school-boy only be angry enough, and he will scarcely feel the heaviest blow which his adversary gives him; and we have all read of men who have been dreadfully mangled, at a fire, for example, or in battle, without being at all aware of it What is true of men is true also of the lower animals. Here, for instance, is a description of the process of "salting" mules in South America : At length we reached the first ren dezvous, where about three hundred wild mules were already assembled, waiting for the distribution of the much-' prized salt. They were collected in groups of ten or a dozen, each group being presided over by a mare, who seemed to. have trouble enough with her unruly followers. . In order to keep up her dignity and a proper respect for her chief tainship, she allowed no mule to approach within the radius commanded by her teeth or heels, laying down her ear3 and lashing out in all directions whenever they showed any inclination to press too closely upon her. It was curious to observe that the mules never attempted to bite or kick their foster-mother in return for her rough treatment of them. Amongst themselves, however, there was no such kindly feeling, but each seemed to hate the other with mortal spite, and fre quent and loud-sounding were the blows of jealous beels on unwary ribs. When all was ready, the salt bags were opened, and the contents distrib uted upon the ground in several small heaps at sufficient distances apart. When the battle began, all respect, even toward the foster-parent, was for gotten in the intense eagerness of each animal to reach the salt The law of the strongest and most courageous was paramount in the wild medley that ensued. Now one mule, with ears laid well back and mouth wide open, would charge into the excited throng, and lash out with tremendous force, fury, and rapidity, clearing a complete ring for one brief moment, during which it would have the salt-heap all to itself. - Another mule, rendered frantic by the sight of the salt disappearing, would charge into the circle, and a savage duel would commence, during which other animals would slip in, and. meeting each other, all would again become an indescribable scene of 'fight ing and tumult , The blows given and taken wera frightful to witness, yet, as far as I could see, no animal exhibited any sign of pain, but again and again each would return furiously to "the charge. I recalled my own recent experience -in mule-driving, and no longer wondered at the slight impression made by my heavy hunting crop. Compared "with the punishment which these animals VAinnTi'W AndnrAd for a aincrle lick of . 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