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CJlIt ITCH wwo» Mf Oliver Junrraaoo Can ataeompoop* grow wealthr WHt*«torrt»( fa— true worth' ' Can taJwrtwod rhmrm ia r«J HHM. While while robed trath meat walk alone, A atraager oo Ow ear Us* Caa hwk»t**» waft tiw baß e< Jaaae Tet geclw «e wtOwst a tame- Cm Vnav«a receive toe world - * acetate And hoaor unrewarded be? Caa hm give at the p«re*t *pr!ag. Tet beat etwwt oa waaadad wine While "Monaybaga" i« balled wttii gtae* Caa vice its tooga* In laaary wag While vlrtoe'* ganaeat ie a mf • • • t • ♦ • • Can «*-~h things be- yon a»k Ob man! Tbeaad. «ad aaswerl*. thevtao. JIM'S WM STOAT. Bachelor Jim, a grizzled old fellow bring in a certain up-town boarding house, U a great favorite with tbe young ladle* of the home, who use him a* a lay figure for tbe display of numberless little coquetries to the smsibilitie* of younger men. Besides bis honorable position as old - e*t inmate, he enjoy* a reputation for good natored willingness to act as Mrort to tbe and for little generosities In the way of thtater tickets, oyster suppers and ice-cream parties which has long sec aml to him the devoted adherence of all tbe unap propriated hi i-set. Lately, however, hi* supremacy in this special realm has been disputed by the major, and an old fellow equally grizzled. good-natured and gene rous, though hampered with a slight incumbrance in the shape of a wife. Hhe is a little woman, however, easily overlooked, and seemingly quite in different to tbe open flirtations carried on between her hosband and a half dozen laughing girls, tbe a. 1 vent of the major a strong rivalry has sprung up, not a* the ran l ! rea<ler may suppose, between him and Bachelor Jim. but between the young ladies on their liehalf. A portion of these, having fallen away from their tlr«t love, have set up a pre tence that the major possesses supe rior charms which not only justify but compel this secession a pretense hot»v contested by the WlWul. The major In somewhat portly in person and pompous lu diction and fove< much the sound of hi* own ▼oiite, which i* often uprated in nar ration! of personal experiences, and especially exploit* of performed by him during the "war between the states.'* Bachelor Jim on tbe other hand is small and lean, with s-inare reticent cast of countenance, illuminated bv twinkling black eyes and a cheerful smile lurking in perpetual ambush under a grav, stubby mustache. It is a difficult feat to launch him on the conversational stream, and still more difficult to keep him afloat after he is launched, and it is here that the major's partisans make their strong point in favor of their candidate, whose never-failing fund of anecdote tbey perpetually vaunt. Tbe other evening after the major had relate 1 with much eclat one of his best storie«. Miss Valeria, the leader of the llai'belor Jim faction, suddenly ex claimed : „ „ "Weren't you in the war, Mr. Stark weather?" ("Bachelor Jim" is only a pseudonym used to designate him be hind his hack.) "Yes. 1 was in it," said Bachelor Jim with a little extra twinkle in his black eyes. "Oh, Mr. Starkweather!" chorused his party. "You never told as that. Come, now, tell us a war story and you shall be forgiven." "1 don't know any war story." "What? Were you never in battle?" questioned tbe leader severely. "Oh, yes, 1 was in a dozen battles. 1 ■uppose." •'Well, then, tell us aliout them." "There's nothing to tell. I went in, Bnd I came out." "You didn't shoot anyhody?" "Perhaps, 1 don't kmiiv." "And you were never shot, nor taken pri«onerj nor anything?" "Yes, yes," admitted Uaehelor Jim. evidently delighted to have discovered something so satisfactory in his past experience. "I was taken prisoner once." "Will voti see that, now," cried Miss Valeria, estatieally. "What mo iesty! A perfect mine of heroic adventure locked up in his bosonytnd he has never so much as hinted at 11 Go on, now at once, and tell us about it Where was it?" "Well, It was up m Missouri." "In Missouri? oh, how nice! we ve never had a Missouri war story vet. What battle was ft In?" "I wasn't in battle." "What! not in battle? Why where were you?" "I was riding along the road." "«>h, out on a scout, I suppose." "No, I was going to buy nogs." An unmistakable titter was audible from the out-ide, but Miss Valeria did not Hinch. She was convinced that Bachelor Jim had a war story con caalc.l about him equal to the major's best, and "lie was bound that he should produce it. "Well" she saiil sweetly, "and why shouldn't they let von buy hoga.il yoil wanted to? I don't see anything criminal In it." "Ob, they didn't know I was going to buy bogs."exclaimed llachelor Jim, joining amicably in the now open lauehter of the major's faction. "For tunate for me they didn't, for I had in greenback" on me. and they'd uv shot me in a twinkling If they'd uv suspected it." "Mercy! how perfectly awful'" ex claimed his admirer*. "Oh, yes. they'd uv shut me sure " he repeatc I with conviction. "You see it was the Ked I.egs." "Hood gracious! the Red Legs claimed Mi«- Valeria, much impressed by bis -anguinarv appellation. "Who are they ?" "They were a Kami of Kansas thieves and not soldiers at all." ex plained the major. "Still they had an ugly trick of shooting, said Bachelor Jim! ' Very-lane," admitted the major, blandly. "Bui that makes it ever »•> much more interesting," chimed in Ms-s Valeria. "It gives a *ort of Italian flavor, yon know, of the brigands ami all that, you know. I suppose thev demanded a ransom?" • llansnni!" repeated Bachelor Jim, with ach ickle "Not much. I didn't look like I »»> worth ;s cents. I was about the -eedie-t looking chap vrm ever «sw with an old boot on one foot and hoe on a the other, ami my hair ■ticking Out through half a d««en holes In the crown of ray hat. I wa*alikely looking customer to talk ahont ran aoming. Besides that wasn't their stvle of doing things." "My heavens'the it tea going to buy bog- in that sort of costume'" ex claimed one of the opposite faction. "I'd have gone and bought some de cent clothes "But yon don't understand." sai l Bachelor Jim with another chuckle "I did it a purpose, don't yon see * If I'd uv l>een dressed up thev'ml uv suspected 1 had monev, and !»esides. there w*> a man in the enns that had worked for me ami I'd discharged for stealing. and m\ came would uv teen up in a jiffy if he'd uv recognised me." "Oh' how (perfectly awful ex claimed Mi-s Valeria arain ' Weren't you awfullv frightened?" Well, I'd rather they'd uv let !«e go alone »nd buy mv hogs." admitted Bachelor Jim. "I reckon so." saidthema>«r, laugh ing "Where did you have vour Btoney hid* ' In mv socks " "INxth* the wont place you could have tho ight of," s«id the maior I wonder thev didn't hx»k there the first thins 1 should." "But thev didn't search me, von see." • oh' that was lock for you." • Well," urged Miss Valeria, "what did they do with you ?" "Oh. they vi-t t<>ok me along intil they cam)<ed for the night. You see Im tut m. villi a redden o-*!tbor*t, a* if by tome rtnnpr vein of memory bad jo*t been topped. "I »»« in Fire Prairie bottom when tbey caught me. and tbey jajrt took me Sack on my ro»i a httte way to a bill jiwt opposite woer* Kite Prairie cri*k empties into the XiMOuri, ar«i not more than three mile* from my mill, and tbere tbey went into camp. Tbere'* a fine cold gyring tbere that runs in a dear stream down the bill and across the road into Fire Prairie creek, and oa the other *ide there'* a sedgy pond that used to be the finest place tor dock I ever •■track. Ire seen the whole pond just Mack with 'em." "Just see how ignorant we all are of geography." *aid Mi«s Valeria. "Vow, T nerer knew before that there was a Fire Prairie creek, or Fire Prairie bot tom in the country. Did yoa. ma jor?" an't «ay I did," said the major, ••'hot then the-* local name*, yoa know—"' "Of course.' arced Miss Clara, the leader of his faction, with a scornful curl of her lip. ' Well.'" prompted 111*9 Valeria,*ec ing that ber man had quite lost the thread of his story "Tbev took you into camp and what next. "Oh. they picketed their horses and got their supper, ami I >at on a log and looked at em." "Why' why didn't you ran away?" asked 'Miss Clara. "You weren't tied." "No; but tbere was the guard stand ing around with loaded muskets, and then there were about MO men be sides. I didn't see much chance just then." "l>id tbev give you any supper?" asked Miss Valeria's lieutenant. "No; thev didn't seem to have any to spare. One of the prisoners aske<l " "What! there were other prison ers?" "Oh. yes; six or eight of 'em. It was a way the«e fellows had of arrest ing every' man they met on tbe road.'' "And what was it one of them asked" said tbe little lieutenant. ■ Asked the guard whether we were not to have some supper. 'Guess not, said the fellow, 'but you'll havea pret ty early breakfa-t most likely,' and he tapped bis musket." "Gracious!" how perfectly -dread ful," exclamed Mis- Valeria." "Oh, that's nothing," said the ma jor; "guards alway- amuse themselves by playing upon the fears of their prisoners." "Sine* tbere were so many of you." said Miss Clara, with tbe air of being au fait in such matters. "1 suppose you rose and overpowered the guard, when the other- had gone to sleep, and so got away." "So, oh no, said Bachelor Jim. "without arms or concert of action that would uv been impossible." " Well, what did you do?" demanded Miss Valeria. "Went to sleep," said Bacheler Jim, sententiouslv. "To sleep t Think of it," exclaimed Miss Valeria, appealing to her com pany, who responded with a wonder ing -baking of heads. "Oh. a tired man will sleep under any tire if he has half a chance," said tbe major. "Yes. indeed," confirmed Miss t'lara; "I've often seen that stated. I suppo-e you are a somnambulist then, Mr. Starkweather, and walked away in your sleep," she added, with tine irony. "Oh. no," said Bachelor Jim. with undisturbed serenity. "I was wide enough awske when I got away." "Weil, but how did you get away?" asked the little lieutenant. "How did I get away?" repeated HAchelor Jim, as if it liad just oc curred to him to tell that part of the adventure. "Well, you see, I wokeup about midnight. 1 suppose. The camp was all quiet, one guard was asleep, another was on his Wat a few yards oft, and the other was standing by the Are smoking his pi|«." "Ah, yes, anu you crept," began Miss dura. "No. I didn't creep at all,"' inter rupted Bachelor Jim, with a positive ness that delighted his faction, "I walked up to the fellow by the fire and asked him if he couldn't let me have a pipe and some tobacco." "Mercy! What did you do that for'.'" asked the little lieutenant who ha 1 evidently expected something far more heroic. "Well, 1 felt like I'd like to smoke." "And what did the ruffian say?" "Oh. he was civil enough. lie was an Irishman, and he said '\-egorra 1 kin that same, llvur'i Jack ashlape au' the pipe a sbtikin' out of his pocket. Shure, yei might ez well lie kapin' it warrum fer him.' " "Oh, Mr. Starkweather!" interrnpt ed Valeria, leading off in a clapping of hands, "how perfectly'clever that is. 1 never had an idea you could imitate the Irish dialect like that, tia on, what next?" "Well," continued Bachelor Jim. his eyes twinkling like diamonds, "he tilled his p!|H> ami handed it to nie, 'an' may it taste shwatc to ye*,' says he, 'belike its the last pipe ycz'll iver smoke.'" "Capital! capital!" cried Miss Val eria, ' and I suppose when you found him so obliging vou bribed him to let yon go." "Why, no, I didn't," said llachelor Jim What would I let him know I had money for ' That's Just what I was trying to hide from him." "Oh. t forgot that. Well?" "I asked him to get me a coal of fire to light mv pipe." "Oh!" ejaculated Miss Valeria again tn a ponded tone, while Miss Clara threw her a sarcastic smile. "And when he stooped to get it." continued llachelor Jim ; "1 hit him with my fist as hard as I could drive, just under the ear. and knocked him over into the lire, and then ran off as fast a- I could din it." A chorus of "On!'" greeted this de noument, as unexpected to the audi ence as to _lhe unfortunate Irishman, and Mis.s Valeria added enthusiastic ally "Dear! how perfectly clever that was. I never should have thought of such a thing." "I think it was real deceitful and ungrateful," said Miss Clara. 'The idea of knocking a man down in the very act of doing you a favor, and into the tire, too! It was barbarous! in human !" "Hut youilon'l think that he would have shot him if he hadn't knocked him down," urged Mis* Valeria. No. he wouldn't either, nor if he'd stayed in his place, retorted Miss Clara. *' And how was he to get away if he -tave lin h> pla *e demanded Mis* Valeria. "Well. I don't care, there rnii-t have bc»n some other way." maintained Mi-» Ctara "I don't tfnnk it was hon orable and I've always heard there wa- honor anions thieve-. IVm't vou agree with lue -he added appealing to the major. "Well, a man has to take his chance • hen he can get it under such cirvum stances." s|m ibe major, noncom nutally. still I dont think I should have managed it in last that way." Well. I thiiik I slio ild have slipjied upon him and quickly stuck a knife into him then I'd have put on his coat and hat. -o's to di-guise myself, and taken his gun and gone over to where the hor-es were picketed ami -elected me a good horse. A man on foot has no chance acainvt mounted parxuers. " "Of cour-e. 'commented M: Clara triumphantly, apparently quite over looking the inhumanity of sticking a knife into an unsuspecting man. "That would have been far more gal lant : more like a real soldier " 1 here was such a chorus of a*-ent to ibis impo-ing programme that Miss \ ale tia locked quite crestfallen, but Bachelor Jim rallied bravely to the defense "Well, you see," he *aid,"l hadn't anv kni'e. but if I had uv bad. and if I'd uv -tuck him, ami not happened to hit a vital spot. * by he'd uv hollered out and grat-beU hold uv me. and I'd uv been shot on the visit "Of course!" saiti Miss Valeria, bor rowtng Mis- tiara's expression, and returning the sarcastic smile with in terest TH* .SEATTLE POST - INTfSLLIGEWCKK. WiwN; DAY, XOV'MBEB 14 1868. "And as for She horae,' conttinwd Bachelor Jim, " that * mj »«H in day light. when a man'* bound to no, that i« if he's dead sore be'» got the the fastost hone. Bat at night a fel low has the brat ehaiK* on foot, be caose. tm Me, be can dodge under the boalir*." "Or climb a tree." said the major .with generous concession. "Yes. that a Ttrr true." "Which did yon do. Mr. Stark weather?" asked Miss Clara. "I da-hed into a Huw thKiet. said Bachelor Jim. .. . "I think 1 should hare climbed a tree,'* said the major. 4 "Then ten to one road or got shot, returned Bachelor Jim. "because you see the ground fell off so that all the bullets bit in the tree tops." "Gracious! they shot at you. cried Mis* V aleria. • I should say shot. The bullets rat tled among the branches like haiL Bat 1„. safe enough under the sumac at the foot of the hill." "I should hare thought they d hare beat the hudWa," observed the major. "Tbey didn't think of that at first The* made «ure I'd gone either up or down the road, and they galloped off. some going one way ana some the other, and a* soon as tbe coast was clear I ran across and jumped into the creek." .. .. . "Sn vour greenbacks all got spoiled after all." said Miss Clara. "Oh. no. I took them out of mjr socks when I was under the busbe-. "Ah, ha! there's a cool head for you. Cnder fire. too. you observe," said Miss Valeria. "I frontier,'' *aid < iara. with an air of mild reflection, whether they would ever have found the money if tbey had shot him." "1 do wonder." spoke up the major's wile in a fine, thin, precis lit tle voice. "I do wonder whether that poor sentinel was badly burned." "It's to be hoped he was," said Miss Valeria, loftily, "and that he profited by the lesson, and repented and re formed his way of life, which he couldn't have done if he'd been stabbed to death." "Very true," granted the major "Still it's inv experience that under such circumstances man is less solicit ous about the welfare of other people's souls than about that of his own body. Mr. Starkweather was in a tight place, and I must say that, all things con sidered, he extricated himself from it with commendable skill and coolness." There isn't a doubt of it, said Miss Valeria. Still she wore a slight air of disappointment, as of one who, with long striving and great labor, opens a huge knotted shell, to find therein a very minute ov*ter. A or EKit I.ITTLK roSTHAN. A Cockroach Trained A* a Letter Carrier. Tid Bits. A common cockroach was trained to act as a letter carrier between William Bodifer and "Starlight Jack" Ryan, convicts in the Southern Indiana j>en itentiary. It is probably the fir-t instance on record, too. where there was any use found for this little crea ture. Kodifer occupied a cell in the tier just alwre the one where Jack was con fined. and for a long time they had no means of communication with one another. I'odifer was a daring fellow, hut he had not sufficient imagination to pet up a plan of en-ape. and he re lied on the bright mind of his friend. "Starlight .lack." to suggest an idea. One evening Kodifer noticed an in nocent looking cockroach running about on the floor. After watching its gambolings for a time he concluded he would use it. Ho writing a short note to hi* friend, he tied it to the cock roach's wing, and kneeling down on the floor, he put it out on the wail under the iron balcony in front of bis cell. He calculated that it would run into the cell underneath, ami it did. Jack noted the pu]>er, caught the in sect and read the note. Then he an swered it and poked the little creature out on the wall from the ceiling over the door, where he released it. The roach went into Rodifer's cell and was caught. Then they fed and cared for it, and used it in this manner for some months. In fact, it grew to under stand its business. It must have beon a female cock roach, however, for one day it stopped to chat with a friend and was noticed by a warden. The note, which was written in some sort of cipher, \yas taken off, and the hospital steward, Dr. Sido. McCure, read it. Then the beetle was put on the balcony lloor and it ran into Ilodifer's cell. Thus the Officials were kept posted a> to the two famous jailb'eakers. After a time Jack began to suspect that something was wrong and he added a po-tsenpt to his letter some thing like this: "If everything is right vou will find a hair from my head in this note.'' Tbe warden read it, as he did the others, but dropped the hair and lost it. "Never mind it,"-aid Captain <raig, who-e hair was red; "put one of mine in it." The answer came hack: "That last whipninv have lieen an awful one. jack, for it has changed the color of your hair." 'file scheming of the-e two worthies came to naught, however, and they served their terms. A STALLION FIGHT Ts» Kloottetl Animals Nearly ISreak I'p a Country Fair, Vtm-eases (lud.) Special. There occurred at tne Knox county fair a scene never betoro witne—ed hy the oldest resident and one that w ill l« r<tiue<ul>ered to their dying dav by all who saw it. It wai a rattling fight between two stallions. The animals were being exhibited when a team of hones ran away and darted among the blooded stock. Instantly all was con fusion. The blooded mares l*egan neighing, which two stallion- seemed to interpret a- a -Art of battle-cry. They broke awav from their keepers and dashed at each other like mad. lioth snorted terribly, and the lire seemed to flash from their eyes. With o|*n jaws they bit each other's neck*, pawing and tearing up the ground for a -pace of twenty feet. At la-t. In some means they got loose and. each baekttif a few feet, they whirled ami commenced kicking each other. The -harp corks on the hind shoe- drew Mood from the flanks of each, and left enormous welts and cuts. Then one of them, with an instinct that seemed hut:.an, suddenly whirled to the right and grabbed hi« opponent hy the neek, trying at the same time to get his fore-ieet upon his -houlder*. They -trucked and struggled, the sweat and blood pouring front their wounds The farmer- about were pani.--stricken. A couple of cowboy* rit -tout ro|>es and tried tola««o them, hi- wa- no ea«v effort, ami attended with considerable danger. Before it wa- accomplished the animals made a tinal vicious dash at each other, and while linked in each O'her - ferocioi eiabrace the cowbori got in their work and succeeded in securing them. They were delivered over to the keepers, who led them away covered with Mood, litaping. lame and sore No »U1 h « -ene ever l*fore transpired in our nu,!-t. and is the talk of the county. Mated by a I'resent of Flowers. .savannah News. .! *• ;Li i t>. t. U a beautiful ■in drove out to the san.i hills yester day ami gave I>r .Hollar* Mu, hell a maitmi'u-ent bouquet of (lovers for a certain one of the patients t mention ing him by name i. When asked hv the dorter, "Who -hall I say brought them V the voung lady, blushing deeply. repiie-: Never mind the nana*, j.rst give them to him ' -It s strange how »me thing- will help along a -ick man.'' said the doctor. There was this fellow in a bad tit with the lever, ami as soon a- 1 told him that a >oun* lady, who refused to rive her name had sent him these flower*, which »hr h«d brought mil herself to the sand hills, tne patient smiles! and began to mend from that very minute and now isoutof danger. —o«* ABOCT MAKXt. Mistake* *f f*r*l*r ■eWef—Pe** Madras Mail. King Solomon acknowledged that tbere were " three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four wnicn I know not," and one of these was " the way of a serpent upon a rock, and for rears the mode of progression of a snake remained to men of science as much a mystery as it was to Solo mon It is thought that the absence of limb* is a great disadvantage to snakes, but the fact is their nbs take the place of limb*. so that instead of having two pairs they sometimes hare over two hundred. Ariitotie thought thev had as manv ribs as there are davs in the month", but in fact the num ber varies and reaches four hundred in pvtbons. The movement of tbe snake's ribs have been likened to those of a caterpillar's legs. Kach vertebra support* a pair of ribs which act like a pair of legs bavins the extremities connected together by a broad plate; the hind part of the plate is free and when the ribs are moved forward this end is raised so that it take , hold of any roughness or irregularity of the ground. When rapid motion is re ?|oired some portion of the body in ront gains a purchase by means of tbe ventral shields on some projection in the ground, the ribs are drawn to gether on alternate sides, throwing the bodv into alternate curves, some por tion of the hinder part of t'e body gains a purchase and the fore part is straightened out. It is an error to think that they move forward in a series of vertical coils, or that they move !orward with rapidity. Mr. Ferguson once followed a large snake and found a smart walk sufficient to keep up with it. Nor do snakes exercise any fascination over their victims. Peprs alleged that they ejected poison on larks in full flight, so that they fell into their mouths, bat in fact chickens, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits and hens show no fear of snakes when given to the latter in a cage. A hen ha- been known to roost on a python, and one lias been known to peck at a snake's tongue in motion, evidently taking it for an insect or worm. When it has killed its prey either by constriction or poison, the snake is supposed to salivate or lubricate the meal by means of its tongue. This is not the" case, as the tongue is too small to lubricate the tiniest bird. The stake moves its bead alxmt the prev, feeling with its tongue for tbe right part to begin upon, and when that is in its mouth, but not till then, the salivary glands begin to aid degluti tion. The functions of a snake's tongue have also been the subjects of popiuar error. Job speaks of the viper's tongue slaying one, and Shakespeare is full of similar remarks. The tongne is really a very delicate organ of touch, for the eyes are so placed that the snake cannot sec in front or below, and by moans of its tongue it literally feels its way. The stories of two headed snakes owe their orgin to the existence of a species, Butu/arus fasci alut. which possesses an abrupt,round ed tail, that is sometimes mis taken for a second head. The popular notion that every snake is poisonous is of course nbsiird, but tbe propor tion of poisonous to harmless snakes is much less than is generally sup posed. In India only one genus in ten is poisonous, and the same propor tion is probably accurate as to indi viduals al-o. fn all .Southern India there are only 12 kind* of poisonous snakes, the lar gest being the hamadryad, which reaches 15 feet in length. A bite from one of these would probably produce death in three minutes; it has the rep utation of being tierce and ready to at tack on the slightest molestation. The cobra is tiinid; the charmers who play a pine in front of it do not attract it by tlie music, for it is nearly deaf, but by the movement from side to side, which is followed by the snake. The bites of some spesies of poisonous snakes are not fatal at all, and merely produce a little pain and swelling of the injured member. A BOCIKTY STORY. Bridget Mmt ltecelve Company In th« Kitchen. New York Sun. The town gossips are now telling this story of Mrs. S. Van Rensselaer Oru ger.'wife of the Republican nominee for the office of lieutenant-governor. Khe it an acknowledged society leader, and her parlors are eagerly sought by aspiring young men ahout town. Among frequent callers wa< a well known. good-looking young man, whom half the feminine part of the upper 400 have lavished smiles which would easily turn the head of one less experienced. This lucky individual had gone to pay his respects to Mrs. Cruger. A servant had disappeared above stairs with his card, when a remarkably pretty housemaid entered the drawing room w here the young man was wait ing, and proceeded to dress the lamps. The girl was so pretty, and her trim figure so appealing in a long and snow-white apron, that the gallant threw prudence to the winds and caught her in his arms. He was in the act of bestowing sundry violent caresses upon her tempting mouth, when a softly modulated voice, speak ing in the calmest way, interrupted his elysiam and turned his hot blood to ice. Mrs. Ouger'a tall and elegant figure was standing in the doorway. Mie had come down sooner, perhaps, than was her wont, or may 1* toe kisses hail so sweet that the young man had lost track of the flight of time. "Bridget," said the voice, "have I not always told you that you were to receive y'onr company in the kitchen ?" Bridget lied. The ardent gallant did not raise his eye* again, and when his senses told him that the coast was clear h$ found the front door without diffi culty. Nowadays his card Is missed from Mr. Oruger's crowded receiver. AN ESSAY ON WRINKLKS. How the Lluea of Thought Oilier on Various Fae«s. London Tid Bits. it is customary to s:»y that wrinkles come from worrying, but the truth is that most of them come from laugh ing: To know how to laugh i*« just as important as to know when to do it. If you laugh witli the siilm of your face the skin will work 100 ein time anil wrinkles will form in exact a conl ance with what kind of laugh you have. The man who always wears a smirk will have a series of scmi-circu lnr wrinkles covering bis cheeks. When a gambler, who ha* been ac customed to suppressing hi< feelings, laughs, a deep line form* on each ,-i ;c of his nose and runs to the upper cor ner of liis mouth. In time this line extends to his chin and assumes the shape of a half moon. A cadaverous person with a wax-'ike skin is very apt to have two broadly marked wrinkles, one running: up from the jaw and the other under the eye. These meet at right angle- at the cheekbone and look a* thoigh thejr formed a knot at the apex. Thes hoi ar's wrinkles form on his brow, while the scheming politician's come round his eves, where they look for all the world like the spikes of a wheel. The D«>ora of Ssl-lr Island New York Sun. The iittle speck known a-, .-able t-land. c.i-t of Nova t* <it... bids fair to meet the fate of the tabled Atlantis On every -idc the wind ami nave- are eating it away, an.l the proce-s of demolition in Roiiitr on -o rapidly as to mike it one of the marvel- of tile northern Atlanti . Two iitfbtliou-e --have !w*n <le-trove>i. ami another, some distance inland. »1- erected last summer to take their place. Kverv year -how- a con&iderahie decrease in the land's area, an.l the modifications the debris are making in the adjacent (■cean bottom renders the sounding marked on the charts of that region very \an ia'Ue. All that is left of the islani seems destine! in time to be atrewnover the ocean bed. and tlje fate of Sable island v. ill serve in the scbool geographies as a notable in -»am« of the destructive powers of the waves - E. LOBE & CO., GOLDEN RULE BAZAAR. Send for one of these Lamps—Better than an Electric Light ifl / jQj A ... Aw m 1^ : Si This cut represents the "MAMMOTH ROCHESTER!" 300 CANDLE POWER. Call at oar store and see the beautiful display of goods arriving daily. No charge for Ad mission. Remember our motto, One Price and Square Dealing. IE. LOBE &c CO., S2O Front St. 720 Bound for Boston. ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 1, 138$, WE WILL MOVE FROM OUR PRESENT QUARTERS AT 612 FRONT STREET, TO THE CELEBRATED BOSTON BLOCK, No. 720 Second Street, Next Door to Postofflce. H ALEY it WKIGHT, FANCY AND STAPLE GROCERIES, TEAS AND COFFEES, TELEPHONE at. F. O. BOX -H.' BEST STOCK Of GOODS AT LOWEST PRICKS. SEND FOR PRICE LIST. Tn Manufacturers,' Parties desiring fine sites foi Suwmllla. Shingle Mills. Saab and Door Factories or Brick Works on tke water front with railroad la tke rear can secure the same at reasonable rates by addressing tke WEST COAST UWOVEMEm#. W. R. BALLARD. Manager. Seattle. W. T. 5000 TIES WANTED. BUl>s WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL November 2S, Is*., at 8 o'clock p. m., for the delivery of Vwe railroad ties on the right .if wsy of the l-uget s.>und A Che hails railroad at Mud Ba*. W T. Right re served to reject any and ail bid*. W 8. EIWELL Manager. Olyiapia. W T., Nov. 12. lw SEATTLE WOOD YARD.. DRT AIXER AND HR WOOD CPT A*T desired length. Dry kindlisg a »»e --ctalty. Coal delivered to any part of the city. Orders received at 1205 Front street, or at yard on Hopkiai' wnarf, foot of Seneca ftrwt mhu tm T. A RDCTTI-, Proprietor. J. COMPTON, LAND COMMISSIONER OF KIRKLANO LAND CO, Janics St.,opposite Occiden tal Hotel, Seattle, W.T. FISHERIES! \I T E ARE PREPARED WITH FIIWT- M CIRMI ware* for net*, neiuet. haulfu* nu 4 l purse, trap* suited to the Pacific coa#t fisheries. Marshall A. Rice, our general manager, ia unsurpassed in experience in making all kinfr of uetting wares, having £one, to exteu(Phi« knowledge, out wtth fishermen to haul their seines and traps. We invite correspondence, with the belief that we can make improvements in seines and pounds. GLOUCESTER NETS TWINE CO Gloucester, Mass. Boston Dili ee. 94 Co ir.mercial St. r"fi*im C. H. HAN,' OR i). President au<l Counsel, Ex-Uov. WtTKWC. BqriMt, Vice-President H. F. BAKER, Secretary. SEATTLE Title Insurance k Trust Company. CAPITA!.. 5250.000. Rooms 19, 20, 35, 38, Union Block Seattle. policies of insurance upon REAI ESTATE TITLES, giiarauteelngatsiolute pro tection against loss by reason ot defective titles. It tummes at itaown expense the defense of all legal proceedings instituted in the interest of adverse claimants and relieves the insnred fram all trouble, annoyance, anxiety, cost and expense attending such litigations. A 11 (j 1 ion! TO THE LOVEBB OF FINE AET. IWILL eKLI. ON WEDNESDAY, No vember 14. at 10:30 a in. and :t :*) p. m , and continue from day to day until the en lire st«x-k 1« closed out 1 bia aeleetlon of oilpsintitig 1* from the Hands of Hold redsf. Wood. Valencia and other* of Cali fornia's !>est a ti-ta. This sale will take ! T'la V a! the Real Estate and Stock Ez j cliauge rooms in the new Builer building, i <>TOer James and Second rtrw tR Remem ber the time and place. Sale positive. W- H. COW IK. Auctioneer. Ort-irou ifujinnfinciit * («IH|KM\, SAW MILL, I Dealer* in and manufacturer* of all kind* of Rough and Dressed Lumber, Lath, i H. kets, Poms, Bhingles, etc., FOOT OF BECOHD ST., BEATTLE, W T. We beg U-sve to announce to the pub lic that we are now in the local mar ket with a foil stock of thoroughly dry and seasoned lumber. Large quantities of fl'vinnj, rustic and dressed lumber con stantly on hand, insuring prompt delivery. Estimate* furnished on shortest possible notice. Call and see oor facilitlea. Impounded Stock at Auction. SJ VTTKDAY, NOVEMBER IT. AT 10 O o clock in the forenoon. I will tell at public auction the following described *tock. to P«y COM* of impounding and keeping. The owner or owner* of said •toek are to me unknown. Cine bay pony, 4 years old, white noae and saddle marked, also one red and white cow. S or « years old. also one red yearling heifer. J-C. MITCHELL. Chief of Police. A NARROW ESCAPE. Cel. H K. Nelson, of Brooklyn, came home one evening feeling a peculiar tight ne*a in the chest. . Before retiring he tried to draw a long breath bur found it a!m.« impossible. He suffered four days from pneumonia. and the doctor* gave him up Dr Acker * English Remedy for consump tion saved him and he t* well to-day. For *'« by A. B. Stewart, druggist. * s THE POST - INTELLIGENCER HAS A Larger Circulation THAN % All Other ' • MORNING PAPERS in WASHINGTON TERRITORY COMBUSTED. IT PUBLISHES COMPLETE Associated Press Dispatches! No Other Paper on the Coast Attempts to Rival the POST-LNTEL- IIGENCER'S Special * lews * Service FROM AV ash.ington Territory.