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THE BARTON COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
CPUBLISHKD ltY LANGFORD & 6TOEE. OEWEY LANCFORO, Editor. 'GREAT BEND. - - KANSAS. IF. If he had known that when her proud, fair face Turned from him calm and slow, Ueneatli its cold Indifference had place A passionate, deep woe ; ijt he had known that when her hand lay still. Pulseless so near his own. ",It was because-pain's bitter, bitter chill ; Changed her to very stone ; "If he had known that she had borne so much For sake of the sweet past. "That mere despair said: "This cold look and (Jtouch Must be the cruel last;' ' If he had known her eyes so cold and bright. Watching the sunset's red, Held back within their deeps of purple light A storm of tears unshed ; '.It he had known the keenly barbed jest i With such hard lightness thrown Cut through the hot proud heart within her JjC ' breastj t Before it pierced his own: ilf she had known that when her calm glance i swept ' Him as she passed him by 21s blood was fire, his pulses madly leaped Beneath her careless eye. 3f the had known that whn he touched her . hand 1 And felt it still and cold There closed round his wrung heart the Iron band I Of misery untold; It she had known that when her laughter rang In scorn of sweet past days Bis very soul shook with a deadly pang , Before her light dispraise ; If she had known that every poisoned dart If she had understood That each sunk to the depths of his man's heart f And drew the burning blood; If she had known that when in the wide west The sun sank gold and red He whispered bitterly : '"Tis like the rest ; I The warmth and light have fled;" If she had known the longing and the pain, If she had only guessed One look one word and she perhaps had lain ! Silent upon his breast; 3f she had known how oft when their eyes met And his so fiercely shone. Hut for man's shame and pride they had been wet j Ah t if she had but known ! 3f they had known the wastes lost love must . cross 1 The wastes of unlit lands If they had known what seas of salt tears toss Between the barren strands; 3f they had known how lost love prays for -; death And makes low, ceaseless moan. Yet never fails his sad, sweet, wearying . breath Ah 1( if they had but known . Frances Hodgson Burnett, in Century, CLIMBING "OLD POPO." The Difficulties and Fascinations Attending the Ascent. A ImeJy lglit Beyond the Snow Line A Retreat and a "lie turn to the Charge" The Great Sulphur Mines. The first object that meets the trav eler's eye as he enters the Mexican. valley and the last that he sees as he departs is the glittering, snow-capped cone of Popocatepetl the smokinr mountain rising abruptly from the valley in which the capital is situated to an altitude of eighteen thousand feet above the sea. At its side towers an other peak, Ixtaccihuatl, two thousand feet lower, and yet covered with a per petual sheet of snow. These two great mountains form the natural barrier on the southeast side of the valley. Al though a volcano, Popocatepetl has been dormant for such a great period that many of the Indians declare that it has never been active, but has al ways been in its present condition. Certainly from the City of Mexico it eeras impossible that such a cold, ice capped mountain could ever .have belched forth fire and streams of lava which extended for miles in every direction. After having watched "old Popo" day after day for nearly a week, my desire to reach the summit became so great that I determined to undertake the trip. It is fifteen miles from the town to the ranch where the night is usually passed by those ascending the mount ain. I had lost so much time in . Amecameca that the afternoon was .half gone before I was ready to com mence, but it was far better to start at that time than to stay over night in the town. Fifteen miles over a good road is not a bad day's tramp, but to com mence late in the afternoon, and walk over a narrow, crooked, dusty path is quite a different thing. Slowly wind ing my way through fields and lovely valleys I found myself at the end of two hours, at the verge of the great pine forest which seems to form an im mense girdle around the volcano. The air was filled with resinous odors, while birds were flitting from one tree to an other. The path became steeper and .steeper, so that it was impossible to walk longer than five or ten minutes at a time without being obliged to stop and rest! The sun sunk lower and lower, showing that night VraA fast approaching, and yet there .seemed to be miles and miles of forests which would have to be traversed be fore shelter could be found. During the afternoon I paseed a number of small wooden crosses placed on either side of the path to mark the place whero un fortunate travelelers have been way laid by brigands, robbed and then murdered. The crosses occurred so often, and some of them appeared to be so new, that I did my utmost to get "beyond the place before dark. The authorities say that most of the "brigands have been killed or driven way during the past year or two, and yet the natives declare that merchants and strangers are robbed and murdered even at the present time. With such gloomy reminders on every side, and evening slowly creeping on, I began to regret that I had ever undertaken the trip. It was too late to turn back, and the only course was to push on and try and reach the ranch. Soon the sun neared the horizon and then slowly disappeared below it. For a few mo ments the clouds were tinged with the most exquisite colors, which soon faded and became eold and cheerless. After walking as rapidly as possible for half an hour I was delighted to find myself at the end of the forest and almost at the extreme limit of vegetation. In front rose the cone of Popocatepetl, more beautiful than ever in the dim twilight. A broad field of lava lay on the other hand, but not a sign of the ranch. The path became so poor that with the dim light it became almost impossible to keep from going astray. Only one thing remained to be done, and that was to camp out and wait till morning. The prospects ahead were any thing but pleasant. To sleep in the open air at an elevation of thirteen or fourteen thousand feet above the sea, without even a fire, was enough to make almost any one shud- der. There was plenty of wood to burn, but the- smallest light would attract the brigands to the spot, and then my trip would come to a sudden ending. The pine trees were small. and the branches reached almost to the ground, so it was an easy matter to gather a sufficient quantity of the brush to construct a place in which to sleep. Some of the smaller branches, with the aid of bunches of loose mountain grass, served very well as a mattress and pillow. All being arranged for the night, I took one last look at the dark, gloomy scene and then crawled inside of my hastily built house. It seemed quite warm at first, but shortly after the wind began to blow through the sides, making it very uncomfortable. To add to my misery, the visions of those fearful crosses on the roadside were constantly before my eyes, and sleep was out of the question. Whenever a twig or a branch cracked, I fancied it was a foot step and expected the next moment to have a brigand standing over me, readv to plunge his knife. Occasionally the howl of a coyote sounded close at hand and on several occasions I even fancied I heard the cry of a mountain lion The hours seemed to be stretched into days, and yet from the position of the stars I could see it was not yet mid night. The cold winds penetrated through every crack and crevice of my poorly-constructed hut and made it al most unbearable. On several occasions it seemed impossible to remain longer without freezing. A fire, however, was out of the question, for it meant a pro bable visit from the brigands and one more cross for the roadsides. All things come to an end, and the long night finally passed away. My one thought was to get away from the fearful place. and without taking even a look at the glorious peak I started on a run down the mountain. Soon I came to a stream on the side of which I had walked the previous day. The water, however, was frozen solid, showing that the night must have been intensely cold. After reaching a lower altitude I began to feel warm and in good spirits again. and then for the first time felt heartily ashamed of having abandoned the trip. About noon I reached Amecameca, and after a good dinner and a few glasses of pulque I vowed I would reach the summit of Popocatepetl, and that with out guides or mules, if it took a whole year to do it. The resolution having been duly made, I laid in extra supplies of under clothing, blankets and provisions and then made arrangements to start early the next morning. During the even ing the agent and his French inter preter called to learn the result of my trip and to triumph over my failure. They declared that the Americans were great people for railroads, but they were far inferior to the Mexicans when it came to climbing Popocatepetl. The next day, shortly after sunrise, I was up and ready to start The path was. of course, the same over which I had gone the previous day, but somehow I managed to wander off on a branch road and only discovered my mistake when the path came to a sudden end. A Mexican would consider a few oaths very appropriate on such an occasion, but being a good American I merely turned around and retraced my steps. The mistake was certainly a serious one, as it took nearly two hours of fast walking to reach the right path. After trudging and climbing over twelve miles of road and seeing no signs of the ranch, I determined to leave the main path, cut across the spur of the mountaiu, and make the ascent from the west side, instead of taking the long and tedious path usually followed. About five o'clock I came to the line where vegetation ended, and I decided to pass the night at that place. For hours I had been walkiug through for ests of pines, but had at last reached the limit beyond which neither plant nor tree dared to go. The mightv peak, covered with the dazzling coat of snow from the summit to a point three or four thousand feet below, lay close at hand, while the distant fields, valleys and hills stretched in all direc tions. The edge of the forest seemed to be partially sheltered from the winds, and would thus make the best camping place to be found. Having plenty of time I was not hurried as on the pre vious day, and was able to construct a substantial hut in which to pass the night. The pine trees were dry. so that it was an easy matter to break off great branches. Thus by dark the work was finished, and after putting on all my extra, clothing and having a hearty lunch, I crawled inside and pre pared to pass the night. It was a lit tle cold the thermometer being con siderably below the freezing point and yet I managed to sleep well and wake up bright and early the next morning, prepared to finish the under taking. I left the camp and struck across a sloping ridge composed entirely of fine volcanic dust and ashes. Walking was extremely difficult, a3 the loose ashes had a disagreeable way of flying in all directions, and although the distance was less than a thousand feet, nearly two hours- were consumed in crossing the strip. A steep, rocky ravine then followed; and led to the foot of the glacier. A large stream of water, coming from the end of the field of ice, dashed over precipices in its mad course, and was finally lost in the dis tance. The ascent to the snow line was rapid but very laborious, and re sulted in numerous bruises and scratches. By alternate freezing and thawing the snow on the cone has been turned into clear, transparent ice. in some places from fifty to one hundred feet thick. The surface, however, is cov ered with half-frozen snow, partially melted, during the day time, but solid at night Numerous small crevices are on the lower edge, but none of them large enough to be at all danger ous. The ascent at first was at an angle of twenty degrees, but soon in creased to nearly forty, making it almost impossible to advance except bv crawling on the hands and knees. The air became so rarefied that only a few steps could be taken at a time without panting and fairly choking for breath. After three hours of such climbing I arrived suddenly at the era ter. Before me lav an immense chasm nearly half a mile in diameter and per haps one thousand feet deep. The at mosphere was a trifle misty, and hid the more distant mountains, but almost at my feet lay the valley of Mexico, Puebla, and its fields, while far away the faint white outlines of Mount Ori zaba could be seen. The edge of the crater is of loose sand, the ice and snow ending abruptly, being prevented from advancing farther by the heat which rises from below, ine vapors issuing from the various solfataras, the dazzling whiteness of the cone, and the blue sky above produced a scene of wonderful beauty. Wishinjr to learn how the sulphur is ob tained, I walked on the lip of the crater to the opposite side, and there by means of a clumsy hoisting-machine descended several hundred feet to a level where a number of Indians were at work. The air was filled with pois onous vapors so dense that it seemed impossible for a human being to re main in the place. Numerous small holes and crevices could be seen in the bottom of the abyss, from which the deadly vapors issued with considerable force. Around each opening a largo quantity of sulphur is deposited each day, and forms the mine from which the valuable mineral is obtained. The supply seems to be inexhaustible, for, no matter how much is gathered, dur ing the day, enough will be deposited the following night to more than make up for what has been taken. After being gathered, the crude sulphur is carried to the top of the crater and then shot down a slide over the ice for a distance of two or three thousand feet. A small sublimating works is sit uated near the snow line, and there the raw material is put into marketable shape and sent to different parts of the country. The poor wretches who work in the crater stay up there about two weeks at a time, and then are sent to a lower altitude, where they remain for perhaps three weeks. After being on the summit for an hour, I began to feel a strange, dizzy sensation, and realized the necessity of returning at once to the valley below. Taking one last look at the crater, and the panorama which was spread on every side, I began the descent The glacier, which had been so hard to as cend, proved to be a capital sliding place in coming down, while the loose ashes made the softest kind of a cushion to run and leap upon. The path through the forest and across the fields was as dusty as ever, and it was only after a loug and tiresome tramp that I finally arrived at Amecameca several hours after sunset Thus the trip, al though it had its little drawbacks, was most successful, and once more my ex chequer, which was not in the most flourishing condition, was saved from ruin. -r Mexico Cor. Chicaao Times. American Libraries. There are in the United State 5,838 libraries, each with 300 volumes or over. Of these, 2,981 have each 1,000 volumes or over. Forty-seven have each over 50,000 volumes, and among the forty-seven are the public libraries of Boston, Chicago and Cincinnati, and the libraries of Harvard. Columbia, Yale, Cornell and Brown Universities. These forty-seven libraries aggregate 5,026,472 volumes, and the whole list of 5,338 libraries aggregates 20,622,076 volumes, oi one volume to every three persons in the country. Iu round nun bers the United States has one library to every 10,000 of population. 2. Y. PosL "Beloved, dost know the new?? Dost realize that my flinty-hearted father has purchased & fierce and blood thirsty dog? And that this dog is even now prowling about the house and may appear at our t.-ysting-place at any mo ment? But thou dost love me, dost thou not dearest? I await thy answer." But he had already dusted. Pittsburgh Bui let in, ' STREET-CAR HORSES, Their Days of tTsefuIneas In Cities Limited to Pour or FWe Year. Few people stop to think under how severe a strain the horses that draw juur street-cars xaoor. lney are gen erally unven at a brisk trot, and the frequent stops are too brief to afford them any rest In fact, the oftener a horse with a heavy load stops simply to start again the worse off he is. 'A good horse will last in this busi ness four or five years," said a Broad way car-driver the other day. Un usually good ones may stand it longer, but they are much more apt to give out in a shorter time. Sometimes they go all to pieces in two or three months. That gray horse there has been work ing to the cars for three years, and he seems just as good as ever. A match to him, bought at the same time, didn't last two months." How do they usually become af fected?" was asked. 'Very often the fore-feet give out Sometimes the shoulders become dis eased. Of course you know that a horse strikes his fore-feet much harder than he does his hind ones. So when he is driven at a lively gait, with little time to rest, these hard stones wear the fore-feet to the quick or cause a tenderness in the shoulders. If the shoulders go lame first we drive the horse awhile at night, when the people don't see him limp. When he gets too bad he is sold. If his feet go, the company gets rid of him as soon as possible. "A great many horses seriously in jure themselves by slipping and falling in the winter. Sometimes these have to be killed. Colic takes off a great many. The deaths of a very large ma jority of street-car horses may be traced to the accidents and necessities of the service. They must be driven pretty fast or people wouldn't ride. So the weak ones soon fall victims, and the strongest are lucky if they live long enough to be sold to some farmer, and go to the country to end their days in comparative peace.' 'Then that's where the brokeu-down horses go, is it?" "Yes. Many horses that are useless on our paved streets do very well on a farm. Their sore feet and shoulders improve very much when they are driven over soft ground. "Hundreds of horses are sold to farmers every year by the street car companies. They are nursed and doc tored up by their rural purchasers un til they become very respectable look ing animals again. Thus the fanners get much work out of horses that couldn't earn their oats here, an& they buy them cheap, too. I have neard that some of these countiymen make a business of buying up broken-down street-car horses, doctoring them, and reselling them to other companies at a high price. Of course it is only a short time before a doctored horse is again worthless here, and then the farmer comes around and buys him back at his own price. This is kept up as long as the poor beast can be made to put on a respectable appearance. There 're some queer doings in this world of ours," said the driver, as he whipjied up the poor beasts so as to get to the city hall on schedule time. N. Y. Commercial Advertiser. A PECULIAR CASE. now an Apparently Dull Witness Hewtl tiered an Austin Judge. A man named Gobing was up before an Austin police judge the other day. charged with committing assault and battery upon the person of another in dividual named Gobang. A rather stupid witness was sworn, and the fol lowing dialogue took place: Judge Did you see the quarrel? Witness Yes, I seen it 'Who struck the first blow?" Gobing. He hit the other fellow. gobang!" smiting his right fist into the open palm of the other hand with a loud report 'Did Gobang hit him back?" 'No, he didn't hit him in the back. Where did he hit him?" 'He hit him in the face, go bing!" Another fist pantomine. "Was that all?" AH of Gobing?" 'No. all of the fight?" With Gobang?" I'll go bang you if you don't answer my questions properly. Now tell a straight storv of this affair." "Well, your Honor, I stood talking with him" "With Gobing?" "No, with Gobang; and the other fellow came up and hit" "Gobang?" "No. Gobang was the fellow that came up, and then it was go bing! and go bang! (more pantomine) first one and then the other. They then clinched and went down, the other fellow on top. "Uobing? "No, Gobang. Then the police come, ana your Honor, mat is all i know about it" "Well, it seems to have'been a draw game,, anyhow, from your account oi it. You can go home, Gobing, and you, too, Gobang." "And where shall I go?" asked the witness.) Go hang!" Texas Siflings. ' She (at the ball game) "What a fine-looking set of men the players are, George!" He "Do you think so?" She "Oh, my, yes, perfect A polos! Why, George" (suddenly struck with another curious idea), "that must be where the name is from ! Apolo grounds." Harper's Bazar. m m m No, John, lady-bug is not so called because of her quiet modest ways, but of the chromatic gorgeousnes of her bonnet Life THE BRAZILIAN PEOPLE. What Lieutenant Barnes, IT. 8. N., Saw In IJt d Janeiro. Two things will particularly attract the notice of a visitor to Rio, the street illumination and the street cars or bonds, as they are called, because the bonds issued to pay for them have never been redeemed. The gas lamps are unusually numerous in all parts of the city, and their lines extend even to the most remote suburbs. The Santa Theresa walk, which has not a building upon it save an uncompleted hospital, has gas lamps at intervals of about fifty yards for its whole length. This seemed so surprising I made inquiry in regard to it and received a satisfactory explanation. The contract for estab lishing the plant' for illuminating the eity by gas was given to an American, and he was to be paid a certain amount per lamp, therefore he put in as many lamps as an elastic conscience would permit The result is Rio is one of the best lighted cities in the world. The street cars are noticeable for their number, their long routes, their different sizes, the rapid rate at which they travel and the fact that they are drawn by mules instead of horses; mules are used for all draught pur poses, horses only for riding. Mules draw the heaviest trucks and the finest carriages. I saw a long funeral proces sion in which every vehicle, hearse in cluded, was drawn by mules, and they did not look ungainly either. The mule when well kept and groomed makes a very good appearance. The eradication of a little prejudice makes a great difference in an appre ciation of animals, and even of our fellow men. I have known many instances of people who were neglect ed and shunned by others in the com munity, and who went to the dogs, but might have made worthy, respected citizens had they received a little at tention and encouragement good feed and careful grooming. The street cars are all open like our summer cars, and have the same arrangement for ringing up fares, and signal gongs. They are of two widths, one that to which we are accustomed, the other very narrow, not more than two-thirds as great On some streets both kinds of cars run on the same route, a third line ol rails being laid for the purpose. I no ticed one feature which might perhaps be advantageously introduced into some of our cities, cars for transport ing freight, some closed and some a mere platform. I could not see that they interfered with travel at all, but they seem to be well patronized, and are regarded as a great convenience. The Brazilians seem to be a badly mixed people. The Portuguese, negro and Indian elements have been shaken up together until each has lost its in dividuality by absorbing characteristics of the others. I did not see an indi vidual of either race that I could un hesitatingly pronounce of pure blood. The universal custom of gathering at the windows and in the bal conies toward evening afforded an excellent opportunity for observ ing these peculiarities. In many a family group I observed the char acteristics . of each race plainly marked. One child with thick lips, full nose, black complexion and kinky hair; the next, coarse, black, straight hair, thin face and brown complexion; and a third, perhaps with fair features and red hair. There seems to be no race distinctions. All associate to gether upon terms of perfect equality. The line of caste is rather between the sexes. Women are regarded as inferior, and are greatly hampered by social usage. Boys cease to show any respect for their mothers or regard their au thority before they reach their teens, which destroys family discipline. In fact I &ni told there is no such thing as family discipline. Children are never governed or punished, though girls are kept secluded, and until mar ried are never permitted to meet gen tlemen except once in a while at a pub lic entertainment There is no court ship or love-making between young people, and no marriages which are the result of mutual attachment Such things are arranged by the parents, and the parties most interested may perhaps have never seen each other previous to the wedding. After mar riage women are somewhat less re-; stricted. The Brazilians have the rep'J utation oi Deing very immoral, x cnu not say they are not, but I saw ncAn nothing to support the reputation. One would see far more evidence of vice and immorality in New York in the same time. Cor. Christian at Work. Superseding the Horse. In the German army the experiment is being tried of mounting the aides and messengers, as well as some mem bers of the staff, upon bicycles and tri cycles. The roads and fields on the continent are in such excellent condi tion that these wheeled vehicles can be easily used. As is well known a bicy cle can, in time, run down the swiftest horse, and then it is cheap to keep. Of course, horses would have to be used for dragging heavy artillery and for cavalry purposes. Horsemen can no longer be used for charging upon lines of infantry. The magazine rifle ha put an end to all such exploits. But for raids, tearingdown telegraph poles. cutting off detachments, a regiment of wheelmen might be quite as useful as a troop of horse. DcmoresCs Monthly. A unique modern improvement is a stairway which will accommodate children and aged people as kindly as it does those of lull physical ability. It is divided into halves, and the mid dle is btoken so that it has double the number of steps as the sides. Chicago Times, OF GENERAL INTEREST. Street-cars are running in Butte, M.T. bi nee last November fifteen thou sand families are said to have settled in California. So long as there are flats in the world, sharps will never have much dif ficulty in making a living. Burlington Free Press. There is no rule for beauty; this enables every man to have a better looking wife than any of his neighbors- Home Journal. At tne moutn oi a Cornish mine there is this advice: "Do not fall down, this shaft as there are men at work at the bottom of it" There is on exhibition in Atlanta a shingle of Georgia pine that has been on a smoke house near Washington. Ga., since 1785. It is perfectly sound. One of the Albany, N. Y., store keepers is a young girl fifteen years old. She manages the store without assistance, and pursues a growing busi ness. The total egg crop of the United States, or the product handled by the larger cities and towns, is estimated at $150,000,000 annually. American Poultry Journal. Ramsey County, Minn., pays fc bounty of three cents on gophers, and boys living in the suburbs of St Paul are getting considerable pocket money uj cubcuixig wie uestrucuve rodents.. During the past winter Mrs. Mary Miller, of Hillsborough, N. H., fed daily eight gray squirrels which came to her door from the woods every morning and departed after having their breakfast Chicago Herald. The Sans Souci Hotel at Railston, N. Y., which at the time of its erection was the largest hostelry in the United States, has been sold to a New York library. It has numbered among its guests such men as Webster, Clay. ' Douglass and Calhoun. ChicagoTimes, The most desirable dog owned in Maine (if the adjective is permissible) belongs to Mr. Robert Henderson, of. Warren. The dog is fourteen weeks old and weighs one pound and three ounces about as little dog as it is pos sible to have in a dog. Lewiston (Me.) Journal. Two young ladies living near Au burn, Cal., being of an ingenious turn of mind, have constructed tasteful and stylish looking dresses out of the plebeian barley sack. It took ten sacks for each dress. The fabric is really a good imitation of the new loose mesh goods known as canvas cloth. -r-Cmcin-nati Times. A negro cook at the Los Angeles (Cal.) jail kept cightj--five prisoners at bay the other day and prevented their escape. Fifteen desperate characters overpowered the jailer and got away before the cook heard the disturbance. He faced the remainder with a carving knife, which he threatened to use with all his skill on the firt convict that came within his reach. The thread used in Brussels lace is of the greatest fineness. The finest quality is spun in dark, underground rooms, for contact with the dry air causes the thread to break; so fine is it as almost to escape the sight. A hack ' ground of dark paper is placed to throw out the threads and the room is ' so arranged as to admit but one single ray of light upon the work. The name Lennox was originally Levenach, the field of the Leven. or smooth stream; the founder of the original Lennox family was Arkyll, a Saxon baron of Northumberland, who fled to Scotland about 1070 with other Saxon barons, and received from Mal colm Canmore, the Scotch King, a large tract of land in the counties of Dum barton and Stirling. Brooklyn Eagle. A colored individual at Elmira, N. Y. n.sked the clerk at the nost-office to direct a letter for him. The clerk wrote as desired: "Miss Rosy Bell Washington." The writer waited for further information. Finally he asked: 'Well my friend, wiere does 'Miss. Rosy Bell Washington' live?" "Why, boss," answered the darky, confiden tially, "dat's jos w'at I do' know. If I knowed I'd d'reck it myself, and not bodder de post-office. A well-known steam engine builder says that a large share of the fault found with engines running unsteadily comes from permitting the governor to get dry from lack of oil, or gummed up in some of its essential parts. He in stances sending a man one hundred and fifty miles upon repeated com plaints of an engine 6old two years previous. A half-day spent in putting the governor in condition was all the man did when he got there. American Machinist. An odd practice prevails in regard to mourning for deceased relatives in Corea. Any one who has suffered such a loss goes about for a year wearing a kind of pointed basket on his head, which completely hides his face, and no one is permitted to address him or speak to him. It was by adopting the mourner's bonnet as a disguise that the early Jesuit missionaries succeeded in entering the country and making their way about unquestioned by any body. Philadelphia Press. Some time ago a resident of Ames bury, Conn., sent to a friend in Ad tralia a typical Yankee yacht which has won the honor of being the May flower of Southern waters. In an, ocean race of ninety miles in March the sloop vanquished all the Britishers, and won the prize of twenty pounds, none of her four rivals being able to finish the course in the face of the gale and heavy sea which prevailed. The Sydney newspapers are full ot, praises of the speed and stanch ness of the Yankee boat and the skill el feet owner. '.vA-.:;: