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f". The RavenV Message.
riorre'i latu to-Dljjht," said a stout, mnbtirned woman, who was iitnndiug at the door of lop; hut on a small, rook' Islet in llio middM of llio Khonn. 'I dn hone nothing him hainiiniod to ----- r- Mtu; hu'Ji 10 terriblv venturesome slnee 110 pit h Dost or nin own.;' . "l'aoli. iluohl" answered hor husband. T T 1 "He'll eomo baek nil rljjht, never four. It's only proper Mint my hoy should bo i ferryman like his father, and ho hfl wist learn to manure ii bout, See joll ier ho comes, rowing like any bout nl whatever hits ho brought with crioil Mine. Lenoir, ID nmu- What," IndmiilP At lirst sieht, thp tliu sturdy littlo I wolve-y ear-old, 'who :nme akinimiiir, toward them cross the broud, shininjr stream, ap peared to bo won riiiff a hugre, black jvcrcoat, lorn almost lu two. But a wound glance showed the strungo ob ject to bu u ravon nearly as bljr an hlm iidf, which hting loosely . over his ihouldors, a- if dead or badly hurt. "See what I've got, mother!" cried 30. gleefully, "I found' it i In the wood fonder, with its wing brokou. At first I snapped at me and wouldn t lot me udi it, but it s qiiict enough now. n't it a big one?" Oh, yon dreadful boy!" cried his ithor. "What do you think we're oing to do witli a great, ugly thing ike that about the house? And who's poing to feed it, prayP" "Why, mother, you know you al ways say tliut this house of ours on the island is just like an nrk; and Noah bad n raven in his ark that he usod to tend Hying about, and why aliould't we? ISositles we eau teach him - to carry messages for us, like that one that . '.. - I , ,t... Well. there's something in that," iiiui dean Lenoir, luugmng, "ana as for feeiling, n raven can pick up his own living any day; ami besides, wo have always plenty of odds and ends of lisli. Bring him in, my boy, and we'll ioe what can be done with him.!'' The broken wing soon- healed, and in a few months Pierre's ravon (named Christopher," in' honor of the ferry man's patron siiinl) had become i fa mous through the whole country-sido. Many a bright silver franc did Pierre pick up at the village fairs by making the bird go through the tricks ' which he had taught it; and when once it had learned to carry messages, the people along the river gave it so many that the postman used often to threaten it okingly with a summons before the magistrates for taking away bis busi ness. Even Pierre's molher got reconcilled to the "great ugly tiling" at last; more especially as the good priest of the parish, Father (Jregoire, was very fond ofit. and never came to see tbem with "bringing . something good in his rpocket for our friend Christopher. Sometimes, induod, as soon as the kind clergyman's, black cassock and broad hat were seen on the opposite bank, little Pierre would point and call out, "Food ' Christopher!" " And the raven, shooting like an arrow across the river, would perch on the priest's shoulder and thrust his great, black bill into the old man's pocket in search of food whicli he was always sure to find there. , . So matters went till one night in the early Spring, when Jean Lenoir, com ing home tired after a hard day's work, paused for a moment, as he got out of his boat, to notice a strange, leaden dimness that overhung' the Ii. lis along the eastern sky. . - "It must be raining hard up in 'the mountains," said he to himself, and then thought no more about It. But at daybreak next morning be awakened from a dream of being at lea In a storm, which seemed strangely real after he was broad awake. Doors were banging, .window rattling, timbers croaking and groaning, jniuglod with a roaring and dashing as it Niagara had been let loose close to his ear. Hardly knowing what he did, be sprang to the door and threw it D)en, aud instantly started! back as If ne had been shot, r j I i The water was within a liot of the loor sill. . 1 Worse still it was pl.finly rising higher every moment The Rhone, iwollcn by the heavy rains and the Midden melting of the mountain mows, bad burst its banks and come down in full Hood, driven li si '"i gn' al had not blown In these1 ;trt. since the treat storm ten years before. AH lorts of things went whirM.ij; past up n the yellow foam drowned ,-.fce-.i, iurdles, beams, bovs and tiprtd '.roes, upon oue of . h'oh crouched poor little sbiveri jg dkrr. wiilh siteously for the help ;it no oue sould give. Jean's first thought wal, for his boat; ut l.ili it and the shed in, which It was V 1 moored were gone, as If thoy ludnovor been. Sick at heart, ho eh inhered up Into the loft after his wife and son, Just as the water ohiiic Hooding in oyer tliu door sill. Meanwhile, nn anxious crowd had gathered on the opposite bunk, tmgor to help the imperilled family; on the Islnnd. Hut how was this to. I doiu-P No boat could live In that boiling flood, mid it seemed hopeless to think of getting a rope across. The strongest man could not lling n stone so far. A kite would bo Instant ly torn to shreds by the wind, and they had no means of sonding across citlior an arrow or a bullet. . Poor Father Gregolre ran wildly from mini to uihii, imploring them to savo his friends,, and mooting every where the same despairing shake of the head. And still tbo water rose higher, and higher, and higiior. Suddenly Pierre put his mouth closo to his father's car, and screamed with all his might through the deafening up. roar: ' . ' . ; . .' , , "Futhor Christopher!" ,. Catching his son's idea in a niomont, tliu forryman hastily rummaged out a roll of twine, one cud of which Pierre fastened around the leg of .his bird, which was, indeed, about to become In terrible earnest what they hud ofton called it In jest, "the raven sent forth from the ark." i Vt "Food, Christopher!!' shouted the boy, pointing to the opposlto shore; and instantly the raven outspread its broad bannor-like wings, and swooped forth Into the storm, while a stifled cry broke from tho gazuig crowd a tliey watched Its flight.-.. J "" v. .!. Twice all scorned lost, . as . poor Christopher was 'almost beaten down Into the raging waters beneath; but the brave bird pcrsevorod, and, catch Ing a momentary lull in. . the fury of the storm, struggled across the space, and fell exhausted on, the bank. A stout farmer sprang forward to seize the string tied to the bird's leg, and instantly half a dozen eager hands were at work on the cord attaching to It Communication was thus establish ed with the island, and in less than half an hour the three Crusoes in the ferryman's hut were drawn sufely ashore, just as the whole house ' fell into the swollen river. After this, the raven became a great er favorite than ever, nnd , from that day ovoryone called him "Christophe Le Courrier" (Christopher the Messen gov). David Kerr, in Golden Days. ' 1 ' Practioal Courtship. ( You say you love mc. Maybe so I woulil not doubt your word; But others before now, you know, ' ' . ; . Have such sweet lor; vows beard ; Who sre not loved now, as wives would Be loved by those tbey wed. , You say you love intu Very good But will you llko taj bread I . . ... - You siy you lovq me.,- You luuat know .j'- ' Your words ars sweet to hear; Like tender music, soft and low, ' , They charm my willing ear. But if you would win sll my heart, Possess my very soul- ( Promise to do a husband's part 8wr vou'll brina ud the coal I k, ' You say you love me. And you Sole If I could love you too. ' . I own 'twill be ah easy task . If only you are true. -. ' f, , Tbls, this slone I stipulate, j ! ' i 'TI all my heart's desire : - Thst I may sleep till ball-put eight, And you shall build the fire. Som$rli Journal. No Cause Ibr Complaint. "I thought you guaranteed there wore no mosquitoes In this placeP" said a guest st a summer resort. ' ". "Xeithor 'here are, sii'.y TOturnecl the hotel proprietor.1 " . f ( J I, "But tliey kept mo awake all nlgfit' Just look how my face is bitten." . ,MTuU tut, miin!" replied the pro prietor, scrutinizing his 'guest; r 'those are only bug bites." Judge. ' Varying Ideas of Politeness. Well,; there i are' different ideas of politeness. ''la a forry-boat a follow sat and spat against the wall as though firing tobacco juice at a uiaik A cab. infill of ladies were disgusted. Then an ofliccr came in aud asked him what he meant by such conduct. " e notico'T-'lho ItU i . '.. "Can't you see the cor exclaimed.' A framed injunction read as follows: "Out of resyect for the ladies, gentle men will not spit on the floor. "And that's why I'm spitting on the wall Instead of the floor," said the passenger. The ' Right V -j- Man in Place. th Right Theatre usher "I'm a afraid I'll h-have t-9 r-g-giv up my -pit'on J ' Manager What's the biatterf "I s-a-stutter so I o-couldn't yell f-f-fire' quick enough' if the t-theatre sbonld o-catcb." "Stay where you are. You're just the mau we wauL" Tid UUi. AND OU Ii OF TJIK City of East Dallas, Texas. An Ordinance Kojrulatliiff Oc cupation Tax In The City of Kust Dall iH, Texas. lie It ordnlnod by the City Council of the City of Kt Dallas, Texas : Thst there ahull be, and Ii hereby levied, sn annual Occupation Tax for the year 1H87, on tue following occupation In the City of East Dallas, Texas, on every suoh occupation, or tpsrate establishment. Section 1. From every merchant doing InibtncHS in said c'ty, whose annual pur chases RinoUiit to ten thousand dollars, . : ' . " Sov. 2, From every merchant , in iald city,' whose animal purchases amount to live thousand dollars and lest than ten thousand,, f ri.OO. Sec. :i From every merchant doing busi ness in said city, whose annual purchases amount to two thousand dollars or leas than that amount, Hoc, 4ft From every drummer, or penou selling patent inedlolues, $5.00. pvfs.it. Frora every fortune teller, r.M. Sec. U. 4 From every clairvoyant or met merUt, $5.00. v . Sec. 7. From evory person engaged In biiBlnens In said cUy, discounting or shar ing notes or other paper, or as money brok er or uaimer.'TJH'. Sec, fc..,.From every ' dsguarlan, photo graphic or suoh other gsllory, $3.00. . Sec, 11. From every auctioneer. 910.01). Sec. It'. From every person selling on commission, 10.00. Sec. 11. From every land agent or at torney at law, Jli.OO. Sec. 12. From every resident physician, having un olllce In said city, t-M Sec. ID. From every transient phybician, surgeon, oculist or medical specialist nl any kind, f.'i.OO. Sec. 14. -From every dentist, .V0). Sec. 1.'). From every, bill poster, 92.50. Sec. 1(1. From every shooting gallery, 95.00. v . ' Soc.iT., From . every billiard, bagatelle or pigeon hole ind devil among the tailors, or Juuii tind .table,, .V.OQ. Fool table, See. 18. Froin every nluo or ten-pin al ley, 9:.oo. Sec. 10. ; From every hobby horse, ftyiug joiiny swiug, orotber similar device, 9.'.(io. Sec. 20. From every loot peddler. 92.'0. Sec. 21. From every peddler with one horso or one pair oxen, 9:).H. Two horses, 9.-.oo. . Sec. 22. ; Frem every theatre, or dramatic representation, where pay lor admission is demanded, 9,00 lor each performance, Performances for charitable purposes ex cluded, ? t , t i i v - ' j '' ; See. St. From every elreiis or menngerie, 9;I0.00. j . isec. 'JJ. : From every slclghl-ol-hand per lormance. 9'.00. Sec. 25. From every cock, bull or bear I light, 910.00. Sec. 20. From every wax work exhibi tion, 92.50. . , 4 Sec. 27. From evory concert jwhere pny Is deinandod, 92.50. . cents for each stall therein. From each carriage, buggy, or wsgon, or other vehicle kept for hire, 20 cents. Sec. 21). From every hack, buggy, car riage or wugon kept for hire, not connected with, a livery stable, 9-.50. ''sec. 80. From every wagon or stock J yard, f s.nn. A tj .. ,t, x..HA.n .,...... .Imilit. In nilla nf ilDi't ul. riuiu viv.J Mu.w v. exchange or stocks, 97.50. Sec. i)2. From every life Insurance com pany having an office in said city, 95.00. -'See. tfSi i From every lire Insurance com pany havln'jr.iui oiilce in sold oily, 95.00. ' Roe.'li. . From every llghtnlngrod dealer 95 00. , ... . . .. Sec. ikr From every person following the occupation ot cotton broker, cotton factory cbtton dealer on eoi.imisslon, 95.00 Sec. :i. Frem every pawn broker, 95.00. Sec. ;!7. From' every sewing machine agent or clock peddler, 92.50. Sec. 38 . Froit i every ' electric battery, luag tester or similar device, 92.50. , Sec. 3D. From every hotel drummer, 92V). Sec. 40. For sel.lng splrltous. vinlous or other lutoAjeAiln liquors In quantity less thau oiUMtdartL IpIh). ''I v A VT efmor4lhndlitidart, 920.00. f : ( 'i 8ecl 42. 'For every meat market, 910-00. Sec. 43. For every huckster stand, whers cigars '.- tobtdco are sold, 95.00. See. 44. For every beer garden, or beer saloon, 9&MX). I . : ' ' 8co. 45. For all gaining devices, such r-ias knife boards, wheel of fortune or similar device lor making money, 93 0O. - Ses.r r j ft ery borst rs, game .ol mse nail. (dfr simusr junusmenu, for the muTOSi ol making nancy, or wnere an admission fee Is demanded, 95.00 (for escb fay). - t 1-See. 47. When the annual tax is 95, or less, it shall be paid for the entire year be fore a license is Issued. No license shall be Issued for a lest period than three months. The receipt ot the assessor and collector shall constitute the license. Ail ooeiipstlnn tsxes sre hereby msde psysble lu currency or colli ol tho United Slates. See, 48, , uy person who shall pursue or follow sn occupation herein taxed, with out llrsl having paid tho tax herein levied aud required, shall, upon couvictlon lu the major's court, be lined In any sum not less t Ii it u the amount of tux duo, nor more than double the amount, and tseb day's vlohi' lion shall constitute a separate oll'cnse. Sect!).' The preceding section shall not be construed so as to oll'eel any civil rem edy fur the collection of said taxes. See, 50. Y eu a license has been Usucd to any porson, llrni or corporation to pur sue any occupation herein mentioned, said license shall he, aud the same are heroby declared to be non-transferable. See. 51. Any one prosecuted for a viola tion of this ordinance, shall have his case dismissed upon the payment of the tax and uecrued costs. Sec, 52, It is hereby made the duty of the assessor and collector to report monthly the amount ot occupation taxes collected. If the ussessor and collector shall knowing ly fail or refuse to collect or try to collect any occupation tax, or receive any occupa tion tux without giving a legal receipt therefor, us herein provided, reserving the proper stub, he shall he doomed guilty ol malfeasance in oltlee, and shall be summar ily dismissed therefrom, Sec. 5:1, Tho mayor and city ussessor and collector shall cause occupation tax receipts to be printed with their signatures and stubs lu blank, which slisll show wheu a receipt Is issued to whom, and for what occupation and f r how long It was issued. See. 51. Tho mayor and secretary shall taka Hie assessor and collcclift-'s receipt for tho amount of Iho total number of blanks issued, and at tliu expiration of each month, shall cheek oil' the same and see that he has accounted for all receipts Issued up to date. Sec. 55, Kvery person who shall procure a license shall have tho same posted in some conspicuous place at his place of busi ness, and upon conviction of failure to do so shall be llntd In any sum not less than 95. ik), or more than 910.00. The marshal shall see I hut this section Is complied with. Sec. 5.s. The ssessor and colloetor shall have the right, and it Is hereby mado his duty, to levy for occupailou tax, when due, ami it Is hereby made his Imperative duty lo II le complaints against any or all persons oll'eiiding against this ordinance. L. P. MONTIioMKKV, ). W. Cltl.'TC'liKR, Secretary. Mayor. Prohibiting Obstruction of Highways. , lie It ordained: That any person who shall knowingly obstruct, or cause to bo ob structed, any street or highway, by fencing or otherwise, within the corporal 0 limits ol said city, shall, upon convict Ion thereof he lined not less than 95 00 or more than 910.00, and each day shall ciinsliliilu a sop. ar.ue iiUVii . Ailopled .dine H, ts.sii. I.. P. MnNTtiOMKltV, 1; W. CunciiKii, Secretary. Mayor. Oi'iliiiiiiiro on Location of Sa loons. I',- ii onluincd by the city council 0' iinr city o!' I'isl Dtillai: Thai no v:t.ooti shall lio opened, or sal 'in business conducted in any I )-k wiiliin the limits of the city of Km 1 DttiliiH, without first obtaining tin- WT'tlcii consent of two-thirds of tl.V puipcrty owners and residents lu Hid hi. irk where it is proposed or da s' red to open 11 saloon or conduct such buMiitw, iind that every ncrsou vio. lull .g ibis ordinauco shall bo lined tho Biitii ol $51; for each violation thereof; provided that every day that such sn liinii is kept opcu or opened, and every day such business is conducted, shall' const ilulu n scpar-ito oH'onsp. Tim, this ordinauco tako cll'cct from and after its passage. Approved Juno 4, 1H87. 0. W. Ckutchkr, Mayor. L. P. MONTUOMEKY, 8CC. Ordinance Governing Itnse Ball ami Horse Racing 011 Sunday. The following ordinauce by Alder nias Haskell, was under suspension of the rules read three times aud adopted, lie, aud it is hereby ordained bv tbo city council of the city of l'.ast Dallas, that no ganio of base ball, aud borso raco, shall bo permitted or allowed, M il hiu the corporato limits of East Dallas 011 .Sunday, between tho hours of a. 111., anil lu p. 111., autl that every person who shall cugago or taki part In auv such games or horse race, dur ing the time specified, shall be deemed gui tv of an olleure, aud shall bo liued no less than live (5) dollars, or more than Illty (.r0) dollars, 'i b's to tako ctlect from and after passage Approved May 14th, 1887. (i. W. CUC'Tf'IIKK, Mayor. 1. f. Montgomery, Soirctary. Ordinance GoverninglMscharge : of Firearms. . The followlug ordinance by Alder man Bird was nudcr suspension of the rules, read three times and adopt ed. He, and it is hereby ordained by the city council of the ciiy of East Dallas. That every person who shall fire off or shoot any gun or pistol within the corporate limits of t;ie city of 1 Cast Dallas, shall be deemed guilty of au offense, and be fined In the sum of no less than five ($5.(i) dollars, nor more tlian Illty (,M) 00) dollars; provldod further that this ordluance does not forbid the uceessary shooting of rabid dogs or burglars, this ordinance to take ctl'oct from uud aftor this pass age. Approved May 14tli, 1887. (j. W. I'KL'TCHKU, Mayor. ( L 1. MoNTdOMKKY, ' Secretary. Ordinance Governing the (Jnlf, Colorado & Santa Fe unil Other Kallroails. Section I. Ito it ordained that it shall be tbo duty ot every railroad corporation which bus a track in or through any pnrtiou of the city of Kast Dallas to keep lis road bod, cul verts, swlicbcs and rirniiiiigo In good repair, and whenever tho track of any railroad crosses a street or alley in suid city, it shall bo tbo duty of the company to construct nnd keep in re pair at such places suitable crossings for tliu use. ol suid city and the public, said crossings to be tho full width of tho streets upon which tuey nro made, and so arranged tliut tbo top ot the rails shall bo even with tho surface, ot the street. Soc. II. That it shall be tho July of tho (J., C. & S. R It. H. Company to forthwith grade, build aud construct nc'ORS its right-of-way nnd over its track, at their intersection with the new avenue recently opened by tho city of Kast Dallas along tho division lino bctwoeu tracts (6 and 7) six nud soven in tho John (iiigsby league, suitable crossings, such as described in Sec. I of this ordinauco, nud that it shall ho tbo duty of t lie Texas & l'a cilic Railway Company to forthwith construct at its intersection with Unco street suitable crossings, such as de scribed in Sec. 1 of this ordinance See. III. That no railway engine or car shall bo stopped, or permitted to bo slopped, across any street, alley, road, highway or pathway, so as to obstruct or inloriero wilh passngo thereon, and that no engine shall bo run in 'aid city without a headlight altordark. Sec. IV. That it shall be tho duty of every agent and representative ol said roads having a track in or through said city of East Dallas to see that the requirements of this ordinauco nro complied with, and in enso a failure to comply with or any violation of any of tho requirements of this ordinauco iho ogent or representative shall be deemed guilly ot a misdemeanor, and iilion conviction in the mayor's court, shall be lined no less tbnu ten ($H)i dollars, nor inoro than ouo hundred ($100) dollars, and each day shnll con stitute n separato otl'ciisc. Soc. V. That this ordinance tako effect from and after its passage and publication. l'nsscd under suspension ol the rules and approved February 7tb, 18H7. L. 1'. Monti lo.MKHY, Secretary. (1. V. CmiTCIIKK, Mayor. THE t Movers DonMB Acting Fore 0.1 PUMPS WITH GlriPfl Valve Soat. The only I'ump made having this Improvement. Cull and See It. Hose and Hose Reels Lawk Mowers Bncnoards Bnggics & Carts WIND MILLS, ETC., ETC. Bartram, Robinson 4 Co., 20ft Main Strrct. Opposite Court House ASSIGNEE'S NOTICE. NOTICK Is bcrohy plven that the under signed hns been appointed and la duly qualified as asisitnee ol T. .M. -Mleri & Co., inorliaii at liallas, Texas. 1'artlrs In debted to the late llnu are requested to make prompt psvmeiit ol their Indebted ness, and all .To'dlton who are willing to accept under tlie terms of said assignment are 'totiticd to tile with the undersized a distinct statement (properly verltiod) of their claim within six months Irom this dale and Klve notice in wrilinK within Tour months ot their acceptance under mid as signment. W L. IU1.1., Assignee. Dallas. Tex.. Oct. 12. 1N87. HKADQUAin KK3 KOlt Pipe, Brass Goods, Water Worts anil Ploticrs Supplies, Rubber Hose.Sewerpipe vi d Fire lirick Machinery Supplies, Beltinp, Shafting, &c. 407 Elm St., DaUaa. rHl NEW DtPaPtTUSJl orvm naramxlawiih init ciin rod Vtr4 In tlx bM Hnmll 4 (MThtWrM. l'nrqn M for tonfv, urpM IV otliers In flnlih arid pprareix-. I Drarrt M alo d-lT iotm nut kM ihm. rti to m fnr lIlaatrmlMl CatAlotfn HtALT, Cmcaco. HetlerMi Mason r r