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Only an envelope stamped and sealed.
As a thousajid envelopes are.
That the busy mall clerks daily wield
And brand with the government scar.
And little the weary postman guessed,
Aa he handed it In through the door.
What slumbering thoughts would be waked
in my breast
By the missive he lightly bore.
And yet It Is so, and the old thoughts rise
As they off have so often before
And pour from my bosom a torrent of sighs
As 1 scan the envelope o'er.
For ah, 'twas a delicate girlish hand
That fashioned this dainty address.
And often my eyes have tenderly scanned
The marks of her pen's caress.
And well may my warm sighs drench the
For do I not know that she
She who Is gentle and young and fair
lias been thinking and dreaming of me.
And it matters not but I'll mention It
Though some might have kept it still
That the maid Is my laundryman's young
And the missive an unpaid bill.
A SCIENTIFIC DEDUCTION
BY ALtKKll O. KI.1IKX.
No; I do uot think we intended to
run away! It certainly was not pre
meditated, but merely a chain of uncon
trollallle circumstances, at least, for
two boys of our ujje. However, you
shall juiljje for yourself.
1 was la, and my brother 15 years of
ag-e. Walter's, tastes were decidedly dif
ferent from mine. He was very quiet
by liatuie, cariuj but little for outdoor
sports and k'.uuc dear to the heart of
most Ixi vs. He was a born scholar and
bookworm. A volume of Dickens and a
comfortable chair were, to him, far
more alluring than the liottest g'ame of
baseball that ever g-laddeued the heart
and distorted the fingers of Youny
For.niyself, I was well, just an ordi
nary boy with, perhaps, more than tbe
average amo.iut of youthful schemes.
The advent of a circus in our little tow it
fully convinced Hie that nature had in
tended me for a trapeze jerformer, con
sequently my dear mother, always my
coutidante and sympathizer, had no
eace of mind until a costume of many
and wonderful colors waa designed and
completed. She had a natural talent
for realizing1 the wants of a boy. Xo
matter wluit manner of garb was de
sired, she was always equal to the emer
gency, and many and startling were the
garments evolved from her resourceful
brain, to meet the numerous demands
of my 3-outhful fancies.
My acrobatic ambitions were brought
to an abrupt termination by the trapeze
lutr breaking w hile I was in the middle
of a wild gyration. I droped very sud
denly, ami also very forcibly, landing on
top of my head on the hard floor, ami
giving me the impression that my cra
nium must be driven in, entirely out of
bight betweeen my shoulders. I think
it was near'y four weeks before I
could turn my neck without turning my
It was about a mouth after this epi
sode, and the family eat had fully recov
er d from the fit into which she had
lieen scared when I struck, that I te-i-ame
interested in edi'Strianism. A
cousin from Boston came down for a
two weeks 'acation from his studies,
and an cport unity to la 1 1 his lungs w ith
pure country air. He was a big, strong
fellow, a freshiuan in Harvard, and en
thusiastic over all athletic sM.rts, so
when I observed that every morning,
rain or shine, he intariably was out for
a two or three-mile constitutional, just
as an apetizer for his breakfast, he
said, it tired the spark of 1113" somewhat
abated athletic ambitions into fierce
flame again. If imitation is sincerest
flattery, my big cousin ought certainly
to have felt greatly flattered, for now
every morning found me pacing off
miles, and adding to my fund of already
I had been endeavoring for a week
or more to enthuse some of the benefits
to le derived from this morning ?piit
into my brother; and at last, by my
-rsisteut efforts, one evening I arouseti
his interest enough to exact from him
a promise to accompany me on the fol
lowing morning, ami if it proved agree
able, perhaps on every morning. It
did not prove agreeable, as you w ill ob
serve. He showed up, faithful to his promise,
bright and early, but absolutely re
'fused to start without his breakfast.
There was nothing to do but wait for it,
and it proved fortunate that we did so.
At last, aloiit half-past seven, w.
got under way, after casually mention
ing to our jMtrents that we were going
for a walk.
A pleasant course, and one which we.
quickly agreed upon, was over what
was known as the old hen-scrateh.T
road. Two miles along this route would
bring ns to Cedar bridge, where the
road crossed a small stream. Here we
planned to stop and rest a short while,
.then return, making a nice four-mile
jr.iifit. Had these original plans leen
carried out, all would have Wen well,
but alas! who ever heard of two boys
of our age doing things properly?
We reached Cedir bridge in good
marching order, but instead of return
ing as planned, we decided to keep on a
short distance further, or far enough to
enable us to say we had walked five
miles. Then some evil genius prompted
my brother to suggest walking to East
lond. a favorite resort fully six miles
I always thought that he planned on
giving me all the waHting 1 wanteo. re
lying 011 the strength of his maturer
age to carry him through. He failed to
take into consideration, however, that
I was in active "training. Two weeks
practice had given me a good w ind and
hardened up my muscles, so that I was
iu reallv excellent form. Our only fears
were that we might be a little late
for dinner, and that our parents might
But taking out a pencil and paper.
Walter figured out to our entire satis
faction that two boys, having traveled
three miles in 45 minutes, should cover
six miles more in at least two hours.
As it was then but 8:30, he showed
me by "scientific deduction (he was al
ways gTeat &t things like-that) that we
should have no difficulty whatever in
reaching the pond by 10:30.
Strangely enough, we did not stop to
consider the iossibUity of our growing
tired, and not being able to keep up the
brisk mee we had cut out for the first
few miles, and in the cool of the morn
ing. But as the sun rose Higher, and com
menced to beat down on the dry, dusty
road, we saw that we were- in for a
scorcher. The heat was something
awful. Our brisk walk had long since
changed to a dogged shamble, and
rests became frequent and -f longer
duration. We were also falling far
short of the schedule time, as computed
by Walter's "scientific deduction," and
we saw very plainly that we were in a
Neither would turn back, however,
although I think if either had proposed
giving it up, the other would only too
gladly have acceded to the proposition.
It was a case of "one's afraid, and th"
other dassent," tiotJi of us hesitating to
be the first on to ory baby, so we went
cm. My poor brother was limping jKiiii
fully, unaccustomed to such exertion,
and exhausted by the heat of the Julv
day. I would have been in fairly good
condition, had I not chosen, this par
ticular day to "break in a pair of base
You all remember how the lioys used
to wear those delusions of canvas and
leather, and abro a habit tliey had of
slipping up and down at the heel, owing
to a peculiarity of construction. Thin
pair of mine was no exception to the
general run and had slipjxtl and rubled
until two lie&utiful blisters rewarded
their efforts, making it simply torture
for me to walk.
At last I took them off, and walked in
my stocking feer until there were no
feet left to walk in, then it became my
own feet. How I wished and longed
for the calloused jx'dal extremities ol
the bare-footed urchins I had often
ridiculed. I will not dwell on the pain
ful subject. It brings a too vivid recol
lection of the suffering, even at this
Everything must come to an end
however, and when finally we could
see the clear water of the jKnd glisten
ing through the trees ahead, I think I
could have reconciled myself tomyaf
tliction.had it not been for n premonition
of distracted parents searching for lost
lys. The gentleman who kept tiht
hotel at the pond acted the part of a
ministering angel when we presented
our case, to him. It being past three
o'clock, you can imagine that we had
develoed quite a healthy apjetite, but
an account of stock, quickly taken,
showed our joint assets to be just seven
cents, not .very encouraging surely for
two half-starved boys, but our svinpa
thetic landlord stood by u-s nobly, when
we informed him who we were, for he
knew our father, and what a dinner he
set out for us!
If my bare and swollen feet eause.l
some little amusement among the
guests, it did not detract from my ap
jetite. and Walter w as certainly not to
tired to eat. We felt much Itetter after
our dinner, and would have started im
mediately on the return tramp, but our
landlord would not hear of it until wi
had rested. He let us take one of his
row boats, and, pullingaround to a little
cove, we had a refre.hintr swim. We
were loth feeling pretty nervous over
the sequel, however, and decided post
ponement could not lessen the evil, an.l
would only make matters worse. S
returning the boat, and thanking our
kind-hearted host again, and promising
to send him the money for our dinners
we struck out on that weary homeward
How we ever got there I do not know.
My blistered feet were evidently in t
state of temporary insensibility, a.
they gave me very little pain, but I felt
there must be a sweet hereafter in stor
for them on the morrow. Walter was
prttty nearly gone, and stops were
necessarily called every few mnlutes.
It was now dark, and our state of
mind was far from enviable.
The old town clock was just striking
ten when our front gate opened and two
dust and travel-stained pedestrians
dragged themselves wearily up over the
front steps and walked in upon a circle
of woe-begone mourners.
In a second we were hugged and
kissed by about ten different women,
who had come in to comfort-our nearlv
crazed mother, who, as mothers wil!,
imagined every conceivable manner of
misfortune, and she fully expected to
see our lifeless bodies brought in at any
Father had secured two teams, and.
with another gentleman, had been
scouring the country since four o'clock
that afternoon, and now half the village
were making prearations for u tho
rough search, wli en- in we walked. Th.-y
were so glad to see us again alive and
well that father did not have the heart,
to punish us, ' thinking, no doubt, as
he glanced at Walter asleep in his chair,
and then at my bare feet, that we W-er.
already punished enough.
I believe the next day he did forbid
us to leave our yard for a week, but this
was a very mild sentence, as neither of
us was in a condition to do much walk
ing for that length of time. Golden
Jamaica Folk Lore bay to gas
Ebery day bucket go da well, one day
bottom drop out.
What cost notin git good weight.
Patient man drive jackass.
One time fool no fool, two time fool
him da fool.
When towel t urn tableclot h, dere's no
bearin' w id it. (Directed against cod
fish aristocracy.) "
Me dead hog a ready, me no min hot
When cow tail cut off, God Almighty
brush fly fi him. (Apparently another
way of saying: "God tempera the wind
to tbe shorn lamb.)
Spit in de sky it fall in your face. (A
maxim of prudence.)
Big blanket mek men sleep late.
Too much sit down broke trousers.
Shut mout, no catch fljr. (A plea for
silence.) Journal of American "Folk
Bird and r.alloon.
If by any means a lird attained the
'lightness of a balloon it could not fly.
A lalloon drifts with every gust; steer
ing is impossible, the wind chooses it
course. The bird-balloon, am light as
t.hp wind anil as strong as iron, ia a
figiueut of the invagination.
Elephant's fense of Smell.
Sen? of smell in an elephant is io
delicate that, when in a wild state it
,-- ti Fcrnt an enemy at a distance of
1,000 yard3. v.
Mexicans Claim the United
States la Trespassing.
Bmtj Damaief An Claimed There
for Tbe t'lrcamataarea lpoa
Which the Claim la
Along no inconsiderable portion of
its course t he Rio Grande institutes
the international boundary between
the United Stales and Mexico. I'ntil
within a few years the Kio Grande
served the puriHwes of a lioundary line
veiry creditably ami satisfactorily, but
recently the. settlers in Colorado antl
New Mexico (away up stream) have
taken so much water out of the river
for the purposes of irrigation that the
old Itouudaxy line liecome.s obliterated
during the dry season, and this has
made so much trouble for the Mexicans
that their government claims of the
I'nited States $22,000,000 damages.
The circumstances niton which they
Imse this heavy claim for damages may
be briefly summed up as follows:
From the neighborhood of El I'aso. ex
tending altout 90 miles down the river,
there is a valley aliout 15 miles wide
and since tlie river has got into the
habit of going dry every summer it has
cut many different and widely diverg
ing channels with the advent of flood
water. In this way the internat onal
boundary has Wen practically oblit
erated as far as this valley, 15 miles
wide and 9o miles long, is concerned.
This has led toendletwcomplieationsaf:
to national jurisdiction, aud finally to
a condition of utter lawlessness. In
addition to this, the Mexicans claim t iKtt
for some 200 years they have been cul
tivating the lands of this valley oul lieu
side of the boundary which were mai'e
very fertile and productive by irriga
tion from the waters of the Bio Grande,
but since the river ha been systemat
ically and continuously robbed of its
waters by the American settlers of Col
orado and New Mexico just at the sea
son when the water was needed for
irrigation, this valley below El Paso
has become a sterile dsert, absolutely
worthless for agricultural purpo.set.
They claim that the Mexicans have a
prior claim to the water of the Bio
Grande, as they were using it for pur
poses of irrigation 200 years ago, but
now they have been robbed not only
of the water, but of t he international
lioundary line, and, indirectly, of law
ami order in the valley referred to.
In view of all this the' set up a claim
for $ 22,000,000 damages, but they also
projiose tlie terms of a compromise.
The proposal is that the foiled States
should build w bat has lately figured in
the news of the day as the "internation
al dam. This dam will (if built) be
located about two and one-half miles,
above El Paso, where the heights w hicii
inclose tlie canyon-like valley of the
Rio Grande just above El Paso converge
t nearly that a dam COO feet long will
connect them. Th.is dam, to serve the"
purpose for which it has been designed,
should le "4K) feet long and about To
feet high, and will, when complete!,
cost about $l,0O0.oM. Such a dam will
it is estimated, create an immense
reservoir 15 miles long by four miles
wide, or aliout four times as large as
any artificial reservoir now in the ex
istence. This will hold all the sur
pJus water of the Bio Grande at flood
time, and this accumulation will not
only be ample for irrigation of tlie arid
lands in the valley lielow it on both
sides of the boundary, but furnish a
supply of water sufficient to hold the
channel of the river by a moderate but
continuous flow all through the dry
season. In this way the demands of the
Mexicans for damages can be satisfied,
the international boundary maintained,
law and order restored in that valley
beJow El Patio, aud tbe lands on the
American as well as the Mexican sid
of the valley furnished with an ample
supply of water for purposes of irriga
tion. Buffalo Express.
P E RSONAL PICK-U PS.
Queen Victoria now rules 367,000,000
people, a greater number than has ever
lie fore acknowledged the sovereignity
of either a king, quee or emjieror.
The favorite team of the emperor of
Germany is a pair of chestnuts, one of
which was raised in Susquehanna. Pa.
The other came from Binghampton,
John Quinn, a Louisville policeman,
weight 245 Munds, was married the
other day to Miss Mary E. Smith, who
. weighs more than 200 pounds. They are
the heaviest bridal couple of the year in
Three aching teeth so annoyed Isaac
H. Ivins," of Camden, N. J., that he said:
"I'll have them out, though their re
moval kills me. A dertist extracted
them, causing a shock which resulted
in a fatal attack of heart failure.
Mr. Hansen, i Norwegian trader, has
left Irkutsk for northern SiWria, where
lie will investigate the recent rumors
about Dr. Nansen, and see if tlie stores
left for him by Baron Toll on the New
Siberia islands are still intact.
" ' Don Carlos, the Spanish pretender, is
still handsome, but-visibly older in face
ami manner. Those who know him say
that he now has no thought of the Span
ish or any other throne, and that the
cubject of pretendersnip is distasteful
It is illegal in Montpelier, France, to
wrap food in any but white paper, or
paper made of straw.
Marseilles has just completed its
tirainage system, on the model of that
cf Paris, at a cost of 33,000,000 francs.
The city of Paris has spent $20,000 at
the Salon this year in buying pictures,
-2,000 being the largest price paid,
A gang of 21 burglars has just been
arrested in Paris, which in the last
three years had committed more than
200 burglaries. They were ndmirably
organized. never used violence and made
a spr cialty of robbing churches, and
pricsl.s nouses. The chief of the band
is'believcd to be in 'the United States.
"He Pound It Oat.
The Wife John, didn't you feel like
a fool w hen you proposed to me?
The Husband No; but I was one.
It is easy to learn something about
everything, but difficult to learn every
thing about anything. Emmooj.
BV WILLIAM P. BROWX.
Squire Mugle was tall and cadav
erous. The "boys in Habersham often
called him "Meeehin Mugle" because,
though locally prominent, and well to
do, he wore an aspect as of one always
looking for forebearauce and toleration
rather than expecting honor and re
spect. One felt a sort of pity at sight of his
hoilow-chested, angular form, which
was somewhat neutraliztd by doubt,'
however, when one noted certain hard
lines of minor expression that seemed
to denote the possession of more forbid
His wife was dead, and he lived in a
large, tumble-down house, two mites
from the little Georgia town of Haber
sham. When the civil war came on be
sold his negroes, retaining only Gumbo
to assist in looking after his impover
ished plantation. His neighlxirs flouted
him as being a unionist, for preferring
Yankee gold to good negroes. But
slave property w as growing uncerta.n;
gold was sure, and secret hiding places
Gumbo was short, wheezy and tim
orous. Why the squire kept him. the
least commercially valuable of his
slaves, was wondered at; but the squire
knew, reasoning shrewdly with him
self. "If I lose Gumlo, he would say, 'I
lose nothing much but fat lag of
nuisance. The rest of my niggers were
worth their price.
Nevertheless, when the squire rose
one night and bid his gold anew under a
great hearth-stone iu the kitchen, he
saw a siht that made him. for the mo
ment, reM-nt having retained Gumbo to
torment aud wait uhhi him. That
sable worthy, barefooted aud in shirt
and drawers, was staring at his old mas
ter from the doorway, while each hair
of his kinky head seemed to be slow ly
A devilish transformation convulsed
Sq jire Mugle's face. Dashingdown his
caudle, he sprang forward and seized
Gumbo by the throat, as he stood in the
pale moonlight streaming down from
"Did ou see it?" he hissed, fairly
choking with passion.
Gumbo ga??ied, gurgled, and at last
managed to say: "Didn't see nuttin,
"ceptin you, marse."
Squire Muple slow ly loosened his grip,
tightened it again, then took his hand
Gumb' knew! .Where else could he
hide his money? This spot was handy
ritrht under his fingers, so to speak.
He desired no distant swahipor hollow
with tell-tale tree marks, as a place to
le huuttd for or forgotten, as the case
might be. He loved his gold with a
warm, itersoaal affection. Next to the
joy of handling it was the feeling tiiat
it was near by, unseen, yet felt, as by a
nort of delicious sixth sense dead to
most people, yet psychologically alive
to misers and lovers.
But Gumbo gazed at his old master
with something like moisture in his lit
tle eyes. He was wounded to the quick
by the nature of the squire's evident
suspicion, and he bore the latter's scru
tinizing look unflinchingly, though with
an aspect of r-proach. The squire seized
Gumbo by the chin, raised the black face
antl glanced at it harder than ever.
Then ho released the negro and sighed.
"I will trust you, he said, at length.
"But if you speak, or even think much
about what you have seen and heard,
you are a dead nigger.
One night a band of bushwhackers de
scended upo-i them, for the neighboring
mountains were full of these pests then.
They were a set. of compound rascals,
clad indiscriminately in blue and gray,
aud equally a curse to both confederate
and union sympathizers. They served
Mammon wherever the aid of roe. bul
let or lash could invoke that deity from
the curious hiding-places wherein war
stricken families bestowed their valua
bles. The squire was routed out. but stood
protest ingly on hisdignity. He had but
a few head of poor cattle left, too poor
even for army Wef.
"Dum yer stock, old man! said the
leader. "We want yer money, so rush
aroun and git it up.
Gumbo stood quaking behind his mas
ter. Though not above pilfering the
squire's tobacco, or rifling some hen
roost w ben fare was hard, he was faith
ful to that one great trust concerning
what lay under the hearth-stone.
"Is dey unyunners er is dey rebs,
marse?" he whispered.
"It makes no difference. They are
thieves so hush up. My all is in your
keeping. Gumbo. H-s-s-h!
One of the men, approaching from
behind, laid a hand on Gumbo's shoul
der. "111 bet this nigger knows where it
is," he remarked. "We've hearn 'bout
you aud yer one man. squire. Yer've
got money hid aw ay and we're jes'goin
tee hev it eh. boys?"
An echo of assent from the others fol
lowed, and the man continued:
"I also hearn what yer said to this
nigger jes now. So, out with the scads
er we'll find a way ter make him talk."
"Boys." exclaimed the leader, "it's
cold work palaverin out here! Tote
ther squire inter the kitchen. I ee
thar's a fire in thar.
Once all were inside, some pine knots
were thrown on the embers, then the
leader unwound a coil of rope from his
"Zeb, he commanded, "you and Tom
go and cut some hick'ries.
Two men left the room. Gumbo's
teeth chattered with fear and cold, lor
he was again clad only in a shirt and
"I'll give yer two minutes ter tell.
squire. After thet we takes other means
thet yer won't be apt t.T like so well."
"Meeehin Mugle" had planted him
self on the hearth-stone, over his idol.
"Gentlemen, said he, "you are troub
ling your sleeves for nothing. Don't we
look poor enough? There is meal in the
corner, a little corn in the cellar and a
side or two of bacon. That is all isut
"Fo" Gord, yes, marse! We-uns makes
coffee outen co'n, an rubs oak ashes on
. de meat in placer salt
"Sbet up, v ill yer!" roared the leader.
"Two minutes are about up. Boys, grab
thet cussed nigger.
Gumbo was seized by practiced hands.
Before he really realized what was hap
pening' to him. he was swinging to a
joist by the thumbs, w ith his toes l-arelv
touching the floor. His proans and en
treaties were pitiful, yet he would fell
nothing The squire raved helpl.-slv,
from his station on the hearth. Finallv
Gumbo'i head fell to one side and his
jaws hung loose.
"Lower him down, ordered the
leader. "When he comes to we'll put
the wood on him if he don't blab.
A Hiil of cold water was thrown on
the negro. He revived, drenched, shiv
iring, and looked round at his master.
Then the foolish, faithfal creature
"I hain't tole yit, marse!
"No God bless you, boy you have
n't. I will have satisfaction for this
outrage, men. I have been a magistrate
and I -
"Will yer shet up? shouted the
leader. "Now Ixiys. throw thet nigger
over a barrel and nachilly warp the
hide offen him with these hick'ries."
Soon the kitchen resounded with
Gumbo's cries; vet- still he would not
"Up w ith him! shouted the captain,
now furious. "Put ther rope roun hir
cussed neck. Take him out ter a tree."
While this was being done, the
leader turned to the squire.
"See here," he said, "if yer don't
give up thet money yer'll lose a nigger
right here. We're in a hurry. Some of
Wheeler's cavalry are about- and we
hain't over anxious ter tell 'em howdy
to-night. So speak up lively now, er
yer'll be short one more slave sure as
God made little apples."
"Fo Gord. gen'l'men! don't hang a
po niggah fo' stickin' ter his po ole
Ah! Gumbo was in the air now. He
was struggling, while merciless hands
tugged at the roe. The squire h-ajHsl
at the cord, cut it with his knife and
stood over his prostrate slave, his eyes
blazing like coals.
"Mands off. you heartless dogs!" he
cried. "You shall not murder the boy.
If you w ill have money, come w ith me.
ami mat- God curse the last one of you!"
He loosed the nope, raised ('. uinlx up
and led him toward the kitchen, while
the astonished bushwhackers followed,
talking among themselves. The squire,
still grasping his slave's arm. entered
and strode to the hearth-stone, where
he again faced the guerrillas.
A confused noise was now audible
dow n the public road. Two men entered
and whispered hurriedly with the ?j
tain. The noise increased to a clatter
"Git outen here, men!" shouted the
leader. "Wheeler's men are coniin."
Then to the sqrtire: "We'll lie back
ag'in. fust- yer know. As fer thet
blamed nigger here's fer him!"
A pistol shot liellowed through the
room. Gumlio screamed, antl the
guerrillas rushed out icll-mcll, mounted
and were gone in a trice. Other trops
surrounded the house. A mulatto
woman ran in and fell on Gumlosneck
ai he sat disconsolate.
"I hearn 'em!" she cried. "We hearn
'em et mother's. I knowed de sojers
wuz in town a-furragin. so I up an
run an let em know. One on 'em to.k
me up behin him. an year I is bless
Gord! What's de matter w id yer. Gum
bo?" Gumbo rose to the emergency again,
for his injuries, though painful, were
"Why. howdy. F.m'line, be re
sponded. "Yer all come j?s in de nick
ob time sho.
Grav-coated cavalrymen now-
swarmed in, and shots were fired alout
the place. Several bushwhackers were
captured, and a guard was left, at the
squire's request, lest the seoundreb
were to suddenly return. Meanwhile
Emeline made Gumlto some corn coffee,
a soldier gave him a drink of sorghum
rum. and he legan to feel quite chipper
again. His master watched him with
kindly eyes. ,
I didn't tell, marse," said Gumbo
"No, you did not, but you have placed
your old master under a deeper debt
than mere money can rejiay. Gumbo.
The New Year is pretty near here, and I
am going to set you free you rascal.
You might have run away to tbe
Yankees, but instead you have stood
your master's lest friend through thick
and thin. If that doesn't deserve free
dom. I hardly know what does."
"Den yer won't make me leab yer
w'en Is free, marse?" Cunilm looked
up anxiously, scarcely thinking enough
of the boon, apparently, to say "thank
"Not if you want to stay and I hope
"H how "bout Em'line? Me an' sh
wants ter marry Kw'ful,dont we.Em
iine?" "G way, niggah! I hain't talkin
now." And yet Emeline looked pleased.
"W e e--11." The squire hesitated.
It was easier to give Giimlio freedom
ihan gold. The negroes would prolmhly
all be free lefore long, anyhow. "Times
is mighty tight, but you can have the
old mare. Gumbo, and yes hang me
if I don't! Emeline can have $50 for
"Fed'rit money, jn arse?" asked Gum
"No gold!" shouted "Meeehin Mu
ple, desperately, though he giilpvHl
somewhat emotionally afterward. "Its
extravagant it's wasteful; but
you've earned it, boy that's all!"
The squire hurried off to lied to
escape thanks and to reconcile himself
to bis own lilerality. Gumbo threw his.
arms round Emeline.
"Fifty gole dollahs an de ole Win
mar!" he shouted, ecstatically. "Em'
line honey we's rich!" New Bo
hemian. Too Good to I'iw in Sjionkloar.
Almost incredible sums are some
times expended on slippers. Thus not
long ago a countess had a jiair made,
ornamented w ith rubies, emeralds and
diamonds, costing $20,ooo. But at'a
masked lall given by the tluke of Man
chester some years ago a lady imperson
ating Cinderella w ore a pair of slippers
adorned with jewelry valued at over
Roger Bacon was tlie first to suggest
the use of spectacles. When they came
into use in Italy, about the year 12s5,ou
the recommendation of Alessandro di
Spina, a monk of Pisa, women were
forbidden to wear them, because it. was
thought that such facial ornamenta
tions would make them vaiu.
THE FLOWERS OF THE TREE.
Need to Stoop to No Trieke for the Krat
terti.it 0f I'ollro.
It has come alout tt-at the low im
plants, unable to .Mfurf their ends by
fuir words, have had recourse to guile
to tempt the insects by velvety tex
ture f rich color widely riiread, l.y
xhaling vc t and tK.wcrful odors, hy
otTering nectar, and riually by deviling
art-ful appliajices, whereby an ins-ct
can In loaded with poll, n without bis
knowledge what time he is imbibing
the seductive nectar. Some have gone
u t.-p Iowr. and ln-caus.- tiny could
iw.t aiford to produce io brilliant a tfis
play as t.ther plants, have set to work
lo press the vulgar carrion-loving flis
it-to their seri-e by developing -tjls
of a livid purple hue, ami giving forth
a pu'rid odor. Faugh! S1k.11 hmrts
of ak antl lw-ech and ash stoop l.
The forest tree, says Good Words. ban
a hundred .r a thousand years to live,
at.d exhibits no precocious nnxiVtv to
produtf fruit. At 1... i"l or .'! irj
is time enough to think of such iho.-s;
and when the t iiii comes the tl.-l'e:.te
essential orgr.ns are prut-. ct-d men-Iy
by a few simple green or yellow x-al-s.
r by none at al!. The pollen is la'ish
v produced, for the wind is not so prc
jise a vehicle of transmission a the
nsa-ct. and but n very smnll percentage
f the j-iilen grains will reach their
h-stinatHin. This, however, is of little
onsequence. fur an incipient seed needs
but one pt.lii-n grain to fertilize it. and
-hoiild a hundred fall ujMin it. 99 would
THE SEA THEIR BEAT.
Maritime Police Who rrrwna Ordt-r lu
the North Sm.
Ir. the middle of the North sea would
perhaps le a curious pla-e to find a jio
lieemau on l:ity; yet some hundreds
are nptiointcd to keep order there, ..ml
at other places w here their sert ices are
liktly 13 1 required. Great Britain.
Belgium. France, Germauy and Holland
each keep a .-ertain numl-r of cruix-i s
upon the hi.'h seas for this puiHe.
w hilst they are etiiovvered to prosecute,
or, if necessary, take into custody any
Vessel 1m -longing to either of these coun
tries. In udiitiou each cruiser earl ies
a judge, in the diape of an oficej in
charge, who can try t lie e:.se ami inflict
a penalty providing the defendant e jh
setits to bis t ryi ntr t lie ease l-forehand
and whose decision can only lie al
ter d by the court of ajijuv Is.
Mlowiug a ship to nand -r alx.ut She
high seas without keepu.g projicr c.ii
trol over her is f :r luoie common than
mii: lit 1' expected. The man whose
watch it is may lc a leep, and it is
often a !i!Vfi-!t mat ter to prove ti:-t a
large -rci-iitag. of the eollisions tiiat
occur are dlr.-ctly due to tliiseaue.
The Ellie diaMer is only one example
of the many awful rt suits .f care it ss
wa'chiug. However, the eagle eye of
the "sea lmb'.iy." by his bull's-eye lan
tern which in the. case of the mari
time .olii'eman is a jiowcrful scan h
light is so kien1y on the alert for caves
of this sort, and Mich a heavy fine is in
llicted on conviction, that chargev of
"wandering without projx-r control" are
every year liecoiiiing less frequent.
WHEN SOVEREIGNS CONFER.
Great Ado Made on the llnwliwi of
Kojal Meeting In Kurope.
The innumeral le. Itanqucts w hk-h are
offered to tlie royal liersonson every oc
casion are exact emblems of tlie many
valuable and phavant days which are,
sit their instigation and by their com
mand, wasted in senseless formula, says
Ouida, in the Forum. Once, when cos
tume was Iteautiful, ageantry was so
alto, and ceremonial was. .so alvo; but
now l-olh are unsightly and grotesque.
Two l.earded men in hemlets, or caps,
kiss each other on a railway footlaoard;
old ladies in waterproof cloakv toddlei
through two lines of iolicviuen: a fat
gentleman, with a, round bat, with a
cigar in his mouth, walks over a piece
of red carpet, nodding to a 1 ntling hu
man hedge of supple spines; faces l am
inanely, throngs outvide the station
door cheer, they know not why, troops,
are massed in readiness, for nowhere
are these jiersonage.s aife from at
tempts ujki their live; the whole
thing is unlovely, alisurd. anomalous, a
caricature of what wa.s once lotb in
telligible anil res'iectalile. but in which
there is no longer either prestige or
symbolism. Without dignity in its ol
ject loyalty is a mere laoncless bundle of
wornout robe.s, antl dignity i-rihes at
the scresim of the railway whistle.
BOOKS AND WRITERS.
William Black, the novel writer, is
also a tiortrait jiainter. an enthusiastic
bofanist anil an all-round sportsman.
Marie Corelli. the novelist. pla.s well
on the mandolin. Siie is jicti'.e, the
eniUwlimeiit of gentleness and cultured
to a fault.
Yellow--covered unlound novels at half
a dollar, a-s close an imitation as jms
sible of the standard of French looks,
are to be tried on the British public.
Rudyard Kipling was recently ofT.t. d
a handvonic price for hi.s Vermont resi
dence, but refused tosell. He int iinat-d
that he would occupy it ieriuai;ent .ly
after next year.
It is said that 2wi,ooo copies of a se
lection from Matthew- Arnold's tioeiiis,
published by Mr. Stead ir. his "Pciiry
Poets," have already l.een sol. I. As
long ago as lSo! Mr. Arnold predicted
that his day would come.
On tlie 24th of June a celebration was
held at the house of the duel. ess of
Sutherland to mark the first anniver
sary of tlie. English Society of I July
Journalists. Mia Kuth ljiwrcih-e. of
New York, who was visiting Mrs.
Craigie (John Oliver lloblies), and Mrs.
Burton Harrison, were guests uih.ii the
A Home Thrtwt.
The other day a young man from
London arrived in a northern city, and
wishing to let his frit-mis in the south
know of his safe arrival, he went to
a tst. office (not the chief one), and in
quired if he could sent! a telegram di
rect from the office, and how long it
would take. The young lady was in
clined to le jsnuhhit-h, ami cut short
his inquiries with: "I am not iaid to
answer silly questions." Her face
blanched wonderfully, however, w hen
she fouutl herself compelled to wire the
following message: "Arrived safe.
Girls here ugly and bad-temiered."
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