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BW5- ,r K "tic r ,1- ,- .? . " , f A X THE HEART OF THE TREE. "What does ho plant who plants a tree? He plants the friend of Bon and sky; He plants the flag of breezes free ; The shaft of beauty, towering high; He plants a home to Heaven anigh For song and mother-croon of bird In huBhed ana happy twilight heard The treble of Heaven's harmony These thingB he plants who plants a tree. What does he plant who plantB a tree? He plants cool shads and tender rain, And seed and bud of days to be. And years that fade and iluBh again; He plantB the glory of the plain ; Ho plants the forest's heritage; The harvest of a coming age ; The joy that unborn eyes shall see These things he plants who plants a tree. What does he plant who plants a tree? He plants in hap, and leaf, tnd wood, In loe of home ?nd loyalty The far-cast thought of civic good His blesting on the neighborhood. When in the hollow of his hand Holds all tno growth of ail our land A nation's growth from sea to sea Stirs in hit heart who plants a tree. Century. LOSS OP THE TONQUIN. The eighth da' of September, 1810 marked an epoch in the mercantile history of the United States, for it was on that date that the ship Ton quin, Captain Jonathan Thorn, (who was Lieutenant in the C. S. Kavy on leave of absence granted for the pur pose of taking charge of the vessel on its present voyage) set sail from the port of 'ew York bound round the Horn, to establish a trading post at the mouth of the Columbia Hiver, on the Pacilic coast As the Tonquin spread her snowy Bails and stood out to sea under the convoy of the frigate Constitution, which was detailed to see her safe on her way beyond the danger of moles tation from British war-vessels, the wharves of the city were lined with spectator., but none were more inter ested than the projector of the scheme, John Jacob Astor, the founder of the wealthy family of that name. Although an adopted citizen of the United States, Mr. Astor had done more to develop the resources of the country than perhaps any other man in America. He, in company with some of our statesmen, had long looked with jeal ous eyes upon the Hudson Bay Fur Company, as that gigantic monopoly yearly encroached more and more on our territory in the great northwest, until the indefatigable merchant de termined to put a rival corporation in the Held and demanded that share of peltry which by right belonged to a citizen of the United States; con sequently he applied for, and received a charter from the National Govern men, under the name of the Pacific Fur Company, which granted per mission to said sompany and its rep resentatives to trade with the Indians and capture fur-bearing animals any where within the limits of the United States and west of the Bocky Moun tains. Although the enterprise was sup posed to be a stock company, yet every dollar advanced came from the coffers of Mr. Astor, who had, it must be known, accumulated his for tune in the fur trade, buying the skins through agents from individual trappers and Canadian hunters and selling the same in the Chinese market at an enormous profit. Associated with Mr. Astor, how ever, were four gentlemen, practically experienced in traffic with the In dians and having knowledge of the Tfae business. Tliey were Mr. Alexander McKay, "who had accomranied Sir Alexander Mackenzie on both his expeditions to the.northweast coast of America, in 1789 and 1783, and Messrs. Duncan Macdongal and Donald M'Kenzie. These former, as their names imply, were Scotchmen, and the fourth s'member was Mr. William Price -Hunt, of New Jersey. To this quartette, Mr. Astor awarded vone-half the stock of the -company; they to contribute their proportionate share toward the run ning expenses of the enterprise after the business had become established. Previous to the departure of the Touquin, Mr. Astor despatched a land force to the mouth of the Co lumbia Biver in charge of Mr. Hunt, a gigantic undertaking for thoe days, but with this expedition we have nothing to do, although it was replete with startling incident which would bo of great interest to lovers of adventure. The foregoing introduction is necessary in order that the reader may understand why so much inter est was centered in the departure of the first ship belonging to the Pacific JFur Company. A beautiful morning in March, 3811, the Tonquin entered the Co lumbia Biver, but the spirits of her crew were dampened, and a feeling of sadness permeated the whole ship, for several lives had been sacrificed in attempting to discover the intricate channel that pierces the bar which guards the mouth of the stream. Some of the sailors had launched away in a small boat to precede the tcssgI and nilot her in to an anchor age, but the rushing torrent capsized the little craft and ' the hardy ad venturers were swept away to meet their doom. Captain Thorn was a courageous and persistent man and he boldlyr stood in towards the land. As the ship neared the shore his practised eye revealed to him the place where -was the deepest water on the bar, and lie unhesitatingly pushed onward, and was soon safe within the bay, ridintf auietly a quarter of mile or so from land. Several days wereoccupied in select ing a site for the establishment of a tTading-post and the erection . of a tort and when the place was decided upon the founding of Astoria, now one of the (most important seaports on the Pacific coast, was begun. The new-comers were kindly re ceived by the Indians, and their so journ in the wilderness seemed! to promise both pleasure and profit. As soon as a house had been erected a portion of the goods for traffic were landed and stored away, and then the Tonquin, with the balance of her cargo and nearly half the force, sailed to the northward to trade with the Indians aloncr the coast There were twenty-four souls on board, including Lamazee, an inter preter, and Mr. M'Kay in charge of the business department, and Capt. Thorn in command of the vessel. Several days after leaving the mouth of the Columbia, Vancouver Island was sighted and the master prepared to enter the harbor of Neweetee. "No go there!" exclaimed Lamazee in alarm, pointing toward the shore. "S'pose him do, Injuns kill all." "Indians kill all," laughed Capt. Thorn. "Why, vou poor fool, what do you suppose we have got those 'barkers' with us for?" pointing to two small cannon lashed in the waist of the ves el. "They would blow the whole tribe into the Pacific.' But the interpreter shook his head and replied: "Maybe yes, maybe no. Old Wicananish see white man thunder before. lie no 'fraid." "Neither are we," and the deter mined captain pushed on into the harbor. Scarcely was the anchor down when a canoe came alongside, which con tained the two "sons of the chief. They held up to view several skins of the sea-otter, one of the most valuable pelts to be obtained in America. These caused them to be cordially welcomed by the white men, and they were invited on board. The young chiefs presented the furs to the new-comers as gifts of welcome, although they did not refuse to accept in return trinkets from the white men, which in their eyes were far more than an equTvalentor the skins. "We will not begin to trade to day, " remarked Mr. M'Kay to Captain Thorn. "These young savages will return to their people and display their treasures, which will whet the appetites of the others, and to-mor row you will see our decks piled up witm puiui.y. After the Indians had been shown about the ship, they besought Mr. M'Kay to come on shore and be pre sented to Wicananish. This invita tion the Scotchman was pleased to ac cept, and in company with one of his clerks, prepared to land. But as he was entering the cabin to attire himself for the trip, Lama zee, the interpreter, plucked him by the sleeve ana whispered: "'Spose the white man goes to the wigwam of Wicananish, let the sons of Wicananish stay in the big canoe that flies before the wind like a bird of the air. " The knowing look upon the inter preter's face, as well as his words, strongly impressed the trader, and approaching the young Indian he said in a haughty manner: "If the rich white man, who has brought many presents to his led brothers, should visit the wigwam ot his chief, the sons of the great Wi cananish should be willing to remain on board his vessel, that his friends whom hp leaves behind may not be lonesome. " The natives comprehended his meaning, and without vouchsafing a reply in words seated themselves upon the deck as though perfectly willing to act as hostages for the safety of their father's guests. The ready acquiescence of the young savages was not without its effect on Mr. M'Kay, and he, with another member of the expedition, at once went on shore, where they were cor dially received by the aborigines. On board the Tonquin, the day and following night passed quietly and without special incident, but on the succeeding morning swarms of In dians put off to the vessel and clam bered to the deck, each supplied with one or more skins of fur-bearing ani mals which were indigenous to that section of the country. Mr. M'Kay had not yet retarned, but Capt Thorn determined to com mence business, consequently he or dered the hatches opened and spread before his dusky visitors a tempting array of blankets, etc., expecting a prompt and profitable sale. Now Capt Thorn was more- of a sailor than a trader. He was not proficient in the wily arts that are necessary for a man to- possess, if he would be successful in dealing with any uncivilized race of people. He thought that it was only re quisite to display his wares, and that the Indians would yield up the pre cious skins for whatever he saw fit to award them. The Indians, however, were not so eager and simple as the mariner sup posed he would find them, for they had learned the art of bargaining and the value of merchandize from the casual traders who had previously visited the coast They were guided also by a shrewd old sub-chief named Nookamiss, who had grown gray in traffic with New England skippers, and prided himself on his acuteness. His opinion seemed to regulate the market When Capt Thorn made what he considered a liberal offer for an otter skin, the Indian treated it with scorn and asked more than double. His comrades took the cue from him and not a pelt was to he obtained at a reasonable rate. The cunning savage, however, had mistaken his man; the captain wouia not increase his bid so much as a single trinket The interpreter, who seemed to maintain peace aud promote th? in terests of his employers, approached Nookamiss, and addressing him in his own language, said: "My brother does not know the great white chief, who has brought the big canoe to these shores He has but one heart and one tongue. What he has said, he has said. If he offiers one knife for one skin he will not give two. Let Nookamiss- re member." But the Indian turned with con tempt upon the interpreter, ana scornfully replied: "Lamozee has dwelt so long among the white men that he forgets he is an Indian. Soon his tongue will refuse to speak the language of his fathers. If uhe white chief has but one heart, so has Nookamiss," and the old savage left the would-be peace-maker in disgust Lamazee, of all the Tonquin's peo- pie, seemed to observe the cloud j land observed a single individual ap gathering upon the social horizon, j pear on the deck of the Tonquin and and he felt great concern for the apparently signal them to approach, safety of his employers. j With some trepidation they put off Again and again he besought Capt ! and cautiously neared the vessel, but Thorn to store away his goods and , meeting with no opposition they not attempt further trade at that aoteiiipu time but to stand ready in case of an outbreak, but the sailor laughed at his red friend's fears and persisted in the mistake that many another, be fore and since, has made, of ignoring an unseen danger, and despising a sleeping enemy. Impetuously he paced the deck of his vessel, his foot steps followed by the persistent In dian Nookamiss, who at every turn held up anoth&r skin which he wished to barter at his own Trice. At length finding that the captain was obdurate, the manner of the sav age changed and he began to upbraid the white man for his penuriousness and to ridicule him for his lack of knowledge of mercantile affas. TMs was too much fox ijbie qmek'-fimpfa sailor. Driven frantic by the In dian's jibes, the doughty mariner seized trie p"elt from his tormentor's hand and vigorously rubbed it on the swarthy face of the owner, after which he unceremoniously kicked the offender over the rail of the vessel, throwing the otter-skin, source of the trouble, after him. The Indians who were on board the ship, -stood aghast at the indignity and insult heapejj upon their chief, and hurried to iqllow Eim on shore, while the interpreter in great alarm besought the captain to prepare for instant departure. Meanwhile Mr. McKay and his com panion, not knowing what had occur red, put off to the ship having been treated in the most friendly manner by old Wicananish. Upon reaching the Tonquin these two men, although old Indian traders, and familiar with the dispo sition of the aborigines, seemed to feel no great alarm at the turn affairs had taken. They were encouraged in their belief of security by the two hostages who laughed at the matter and ridiculed the old chiefs actions as heartily as anybody. The day and night that followed passed sereneiy, but with the morning sun came several canoes whose occu pants, appearing to be unarmed and supplied with a goodly array of skins, were allowed to come on board, until more than two hundred thronged the deck. A grave error in the white men to allow so many savages a foothold upon their vessel at one time; but they seemed peaceful and anxious now to trade at the terms offered by Captain Thorn the day before, conse quently a hurried barter commenced. The savages in nearly every case demanded knives in return for pelts. This circumstance at last began to arouse the suspicions of Captain Thorn, and although late he accepted the advice of the interpreter and ordered the ship gotten underweight The trade did not at once cease, bat was carried on by Mr. M'Kay Lnd1 the clerks. Seven of the sailors went aloft to loosen the sails while the others- manned the windlass. When the anchor was- nearly up, the raptain in a loud and peremptory tone- ordered the ship to be cleared. At this a signal yell was given, which? was echoed on every side, and in an instant knives and war-clubs were brandished, and the: savages rushed upon their victims. The first to receive the Ivsrr of the Indians was young Lewis, the ship's clerk. Ete was leaning with folded arms over a bale of blankets, engaged in bargaining, when he was stabbed in the back, and fell, seriously wounded, down the companion-way, into the cabin. In the mean time Captain. Thorn made a desperate fight against fear ful odds. He was a powerful man, but he was caught without weapons. He was singled out by Shewish, a young chief,, who rushed upon him at the first, outbreak. The mariner had but time to draw a clasp-knife, with which at a single blow, he laid the savage dead at his feet But he was no match lor the horde of exasperated demons-around him, and he soon fell, covered with many wounds. The deck of the Tonquin was now a scene of aarnage. The sevea sailors who had gone aloft to loosen the sails, looked upon the sight beneath them with horror. Knowing that loaded muskets were kept in the cabin, they resolved to make an attempt to reach them. Beaching the deck three of their number were laid low, but four suc ceeded in joining the wounded clerk in his place of retreat. Here they barricaded the cabin door, broke holes through the companion-way, and with the muskets opened a brisk fire which soon cleared the deck. Thus far the Indian interpreter, from whom these particulars are de rived, had been an eye-witness of the deadly conflict. He had taken no j part in it and had been spared by the natives as being of their race. In the confusion of the moment he took refuge with the rest, in the canoes. The survivors of the crew now sallied forth, and discharged some of the deck guns, which did great execu tion among the canoes, and drove all the savages to the shore. During the night, Lewis prevailed upon his four uninjured companions to seek safety in flight, refusing to accompany them himseli, however, saying that he could not live long, and would only be an encumbrance to them. Consequently the sailors put water and provisions into a boat, and stole away, but it may he well here to state that they met with a fate worse than that of their companions, for adverse winds drove them on shore where they were captured by the Indians and put through the most excruciat ing tortures. In the morning the savages on the clambered over the rail Not a soul was in sight and feeling sure of their prize they quickly began the work of devastation. The interpreter who had followed them was standing in the main-chqins when he felt a sudden jar followed by a terrific explosion, and found him self hurled through the " air to be plunged into the water of the harbor. Bising to the surface, a scene of ruin and death awaited him. Of the 200 or more Indians who had clam- i bered to the deck of the ship scarce one remained uninjured, while the noble craft itself had been rent to atoms, and her shattered and riven timbers floated about all that was lefj) pj Jhe gnce gallant vessel. Lewis, 'the clerk, had effected a most terrible revenge. He had waited until the Indians had swarmed on board, and then, with torch in hand, had dragged his wounded body to the magazine and without hesitation dropped the flaming brand into a keg of powder, which exploding, hurled himself and his enemies to destruc tion. Months afterward this sad story was brought to the trading-post at Astoria by the faithful interpreter Lamazee, and a shadow of gloom overspread the feelings of the com pany which was not dispelled until the arrival of Mr. Hunt with the land-party, when new life was en thused among the occupants of the fort, and members of the Pacific Fur Company began to feel that they had really established themselves upon the banks of the Columbia Eiver, although the promoters of the enter prise long bemoaned the precious lives which had been sacrificed through the mistaken management of Mr. McKay and Captain Thorn, which resulted in the loss of the Tonquin and the massacre of her crew. Yankee Blade. The Origin of the Ear. When the fish came ashore, its wa ter-breathing apparatus was no longer of any use to it, says McClure's Mag azine. At first it had to keep it on, for it tpok a long time to perfect the air-breathing apparatus which was to replace it But when this was ready the problem was, what to do with the earlier organ? Nature is exceedingly economical, and could not throw all this mechan ism away. In fact aature almost never parts with any structure she has once made. What she does is to change it into something: else. Con versely, nature seldom makes any thing new; her method of creation as- to adapt something old. Now when natare started out to manufacture ears, she made them out of the old breathing apparatus. She saw that if water could pas-S' through a hole in fche neck, aound csuld pass likewise, and she S3t to work upon the highest up of the five gill-slits and slowly elaborates it into a hear ing organ. There neer had been an external ea? in the world till this was clone, or any good ear at all. Miners Don't Like It. A resident in New York;, who passed nearly twenty-five years m the anthracite csal mines of Pennsylva nia, says tha few miners can easily shake off the horror that seizes a man up3n finding himself alone at ths bot tom of a mine, with the- knowledge that there is so other human being within call. It sometimes happens that a miner,, absorbed im his work, suddenly realkes that all but himself have gone. The place is as safe from ordinary accicSents then as- at any time,' and no other living' creature mora dangerosas than a blind usule shares the miner's solitude,- but. he finds-it impossible long to keep off the pressing: terror, and, halt ashamed, but complstely conquered, he picks up his dinner pail and gropes his way to the upper air. The Puzzle. They thought more of tne Legion of Honor in the time of the- first Na poleon than they do now. The Em peror, it is sadd, one day met aa old one-armed soldier and asked him where he lost his arm. "Sire, at Austerlitz." "And were you not decorated?" -No, sire.n "Then here is my own crass for you; I make you chevalier. " 'Youx majesty names mecheTalier because I have lost one arm. What would yocr Majesty have done if I had lost both?" "Oh, in that case I should have aaade yoaa officer of the Legion. n Whereupon theoldierimmediately drew his sword and cut off his other arm. Now, there is no particular reason to doubt this story. The only question is, how did he do it? A New Midget. Sarah Cross of Bristol, Ky., is more than 50 years old, but is only eighteen inches in height. Her face and head are fully developed, her features show no lack of intelligence, and she talks of course with as much freedom as if she was a well developed wo man. The peopla have the same feeling i for a man when a very talkative women gets hold of him that they have ior a uy caugn ia a we u. g THE AMERICAN CONSUL. Wkat Is Expected of This Interesting axi Usef vl Functionary. A consul Is expected to learn the language, laws, customs, and com merce of the country In which he re. sides. Having spent perhaps years in doing this, why should he be re quired on a change of administration to give way to a new officer who, af ter learning the consular duties and accomnlishments. will himself be put out by another new beginner? The rotation system imay be democratic, but it is injurious to ourl oreign serv ice. The duties of a consul are often important, requiring training and experience. If Americans die abroad, and away from their' families, he must look after their property and estates, accounting for the same to the representative of the deceased per son or to the United States Treasury. It is his duty to be present at and certify to the department the legality of marriages of United States citi zens, though the marriage ceremony itself must be solemnized by a civil or church official of the land where it occurs. Passports are vised, or certified to, by the consul, and it is his duty to settle the disputes, which are endless, between Ameriean ship-masters and seamen. He must protect and advise citizens of his country who have been wrongfully arrested, or whose busi ness rights or interests under any treaty have been interfered with. Ifne is zealous and patriotic he wUi jU bij cojmfcrymen jn introduc ing United States manufactures into other lands. It is a part of hjs' du ties to make frequent reports to the department on all subjects except politics that he thinks may be of special yaliie or interest to our people. These Communications are usually published by the State Department for distribution in monthly pam phlets under the title, "Consular Ke ports." They frequently contain in formation of great value. The United' States imports every year more than 3800,000,000 worth of goods from abroad. The duty col lected on them, despite the fact that many are on the free list, amounts to nearly $200,000,000. All invoices of these immense ship ments of goods must, first of all, be presented to the Counsul for exami nation as to their cost and value. Without the Consul's official declara tion that the facts have been stated in the invoice not one dollar's worth of the goods is permitted to ' enter at the American Custom House. In the examination and legaliza tion of the invoices the Consul be comes a close agent and aid of the Custom Houses and the Department of the Treasury, with both of which he is in constant communication. Unfitness for his duty, from neglect or lack of training, may cost the Treasury and the people large sums of money. Every invoice legalized costs the shipper $2.50, and the fees so collected more than support the whole consular system. The United States have altogether some 250 consular posts scattered over the worid. Many of these, how ever, are but subordinate consulates or agencies, under the control of the nearest consul- Some of theuo, even as consulships, are, owing to want of Gommerce, unimportant and not self sustaining. Usually at the capital of each foreign State a Consulate-General is established, whose chief officer, in ad ditico to the duttes of that post, has a certain limited control of the other Consulates in his district. The line between the dutie of diplomatic officers and Consuls is not precisely defined, bat in general the diplomats are political, the Consuls commercial agents f their country. The: diplomatic posts are usually filled by Ministers and Envoys, who look especially after-the political interests-and treaties between nations. In some instances as at Cairo Athens,. Lisbon, TeJieran and else where, the offices of United States Ministers resident and Consul-Generai are combined. Youth's Companion- A Portable Electric Fan. 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