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!' I Mi. hu?"'K Machines. Throo now
.fl " upper feed. Bent on trial.
atilRi ,r8; flio oidy innchinos sold
twy-m than $11). which aro
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Ilm o.. " 1 -
THE GREAT ENCHANTER.
Sleep makes ns all pasliaa. Hesetouln Proverb.
"'W Is 11,8 I""- m"'" wannest cloak:
t.i lro?eu,'cr to rtlKpgiiRO
His lavish alum, and turn to gold
Him ueauty penoe.
Ho heals thd Hick mail In n dream,
And out tho fettered freu,
Ho calls tlio beggar from his don
To golden luxury.
Ho crowns tho lionnded oxilo king,
Ilovurteit l'sito's decrees;
And bids tlio bricllcsa l'loador riso
Jttdgb of tho Common l'Icas.
Sleep Joins tho parted lovera' hands;
wreathes tho starved poet's brow,
And calls tho horn still unknown
l'rom lonely village plow.
81ecp holds tho resurrection keys,
And from his tdiadowy plain,
Dowu memory's long and cloudy vaullH,
Tho dead come hack again.
Bloon comes, like death, allko to all
Divine tipiality I
Ulosflen tho monarch fn his stale,
Tho slave upon tho sea.
Sloop brings our childhood liack amlti
Tlio only Golden Age ;
8k-til O thou bless alohOmtsl,
Thou holy Arehimage.
Ours was a nuiet stroat. at most
itimos n lnzyshatly street, whoro thos
green bliutls woro forover closed, and
thoro was so littlo passing that spears
of grass grow hero nnd thoro between I
Uagstonos and tho curbstones of tho i
iron railed uroaa woro fnngod with and then some ono would conic in for
soft, groon moss. A very quiet place a pound, and onco I sold hnlf tho
nt most timos, but Into ono Autumn I smallost ono to a woman who wnntod
nftcrnoan, a strnngo cry sounded it for a Sunday dinner. Sho was to
through it, which awakened all its'navmoon Mondav mnrninn- lmf. hn
echoes, nnd called curious faces to tho
doors nnd windows.
"Stop thief 1 stop thiofl"
Tho strong voico of a policeman ut
torod tho cry first, nnd tho shrill treble
of two boys nt play nonr by took it up
and repeated it, nnd by nnd by thoro
was a dull, dcop chorus liko tho cry of
a pack of hounds, a sound you might
havo known at any distnnco, howovor
ignorant you wero of tho languago, to i
uo mo cry ot men who huutetl some-
Policemen with their clubs, errand
boj'8 with their bundles, bakers with 1
baskets on their arms, young gentle-.
men just released from tho academy .
cio60 at nanu, anu raggoa urchins,
whoso school houso was tho guttor
all joined together in hot pursuit, and
followed tho misorablo object with bare
and begrimmcd feot, and hatloss head,
thnt tlittod nlong before thorn with a
spaotl only fear could loml to ono so
worn ami wretched a speed which
kopt tho crowd a long way oft", and
while tho burliest of his pursuers pant
ed for bionth.
Thoy wero out of sight in a moment,
but in a littlo whilo tho cry was hoanl
that tho thief had baflled them, and
somo among the crowd rushed back to
see if their prey had doubled on his
truck; and others, sulky.lmd indignant,
with tho result of their useless chase,
camo back, muttering angrily or
swearing with many violent oaths that
they would have him yet. Ono police
man, n well known fellow with a crim
son face, made quite n hero of himself
by averting that ho kuew him, and
would trap him before snndown.
There was a good deal of sympathy
for tho gentleman who had lost his
pocket handkerchief, but nouo that I
could hear for tho poor degraded
wretch that had purloined it, until n
placid Yoico at my olbow uttorcd tho
following words, apparently in solilo
quy: "Well, I may bo wrong, but I somo
how liopo thoy won't catch him.
I turned in surprise, and confronted
our grocer, on whoso stops I had
sought shelter from tho crowd, which
at such a moment could not bo ex
pected to think very much of tho safe
ty of a woman.
Our grocor was a portly man with a
shining bald head, fringed with a ring
of whito hair, liko tho tonsuro of a Ro
man Catholic priest, and wearing at
tho moment Holland apron and a
short, blue jacket.
"Ycs'm," ho went on, "I really hopo
tho misorablo starved looking cronturo
will got off."
"Then you don't beliovo that
picked tho gontlomnn's pockot ?"
"I'm afraid that it's only too cortain
that ho did ma'am," said tho man
shaking his bond. "IIo looked straight
at ino as ho passod, and ho looked
hungry, dosporato oyes that looked
thett, and murdor too, for thnt mat
ter." "And you wish him to cscapo whon
ho has broken tho laws of tho land, nnd
will probably do so again ?"
"God forbid that I should help to
broak tho laws," said tho old grocor.
"Good mon huvo niado them nnd
thoy aro right, but thoro nro other laws
that I rend of in my old Bible Sunday
nights, that seem to Uo as burning.
Ono of thoin is 'do unto othors as you
would others should do unto you,' and
another 'lovo thy neighbor as thy
self. "When I remember thoso words,
I think you may bo too hard with a
poor, sinful follow-croaturo, and not
go bevond tho limits" of tho law eith
er." "That rich man who had his pookets
niMtf.d will tro homo to Cud a dinuor
I and a bottle of wiuo, no doubt, nud
tho poor thief may havo a crust of
! bronel and a glass of burning gin, if ho
can sell or pawn what ho stolo for
enough to get them. Somehow, if I
! could 1 wouldn't havo him hunted
"Still, I don't blamo thoso yo"hg fel
lows; I'd been ns furious as any of
them a low years ago, out. j. iuuihuu
lesson onco that I hopo I havo never
forgotten, and I hopo I novor may. I
was a young ihAn and a poor ono thon,
and had a hard struggle to mako luy
littlo shop support my httlo family.
It was only by pinching and saving,
and keeping ft Bharp lookout for oNCiy
bargain that I managed at all.
"Wo livod in a shabby stvect, find
had very few customers. A lonf of
broad, n quarter of n ponnil of brtlter,
niul two ouncos of ion was qtiito nil or
dor, find most of thoso who cniuo to
doal wanted trust.
"As for laying in fino fruit and yoro
tnblos, I novor thought of such folly.
Diamonds would havo boon ns ontablo
in that part of tho city, whoro washer
women and tlio poorest laboring mon
woro tho nristocracy.
"Now and thon, when n foroign ship
enmo to port with ti load of ruined
piueappleu, or orangos, I bought n lot
of them, and charging thorn nothing,
sold thorn easily enough. Although,
I own, mv wifo used to snv that tlio
miserable bnbios who rolled about the
gutters died oll'fnster after ovory stock
ot tltunnged fruit I sold in tho old
shop, nnd I'm afrnid sho was -right,
Well, ns I told you, I struggled nlong '
na boat J. might, and after a whilo j
things began to improve, nnd Hsogan
to soo visionB of n clean storo in a good
alreot whon I laid down to rest at i
"So, ono day whon I had boon to
market 1 brought homo half n dozen
hams, and hung them about tho door,
mom fornhowtlmir'fttryihinfl' olso. fbr
hams wero a great holiday (Tinner in
thoso retrions. nnd not an everv dav
nflnir I enn tell you. They went on
slowly as I thought they would. Xow
never did it, for on Sunday night her
husband killed her with a rum bottle,
nnd thoy took her body past my shop,
with hor hoad bonton out of shape nnd
"And so tho hams hung there
through tho summer, nnd through tho
fall, nnd quito into tho wintor.
"It was just ns the Docombor nights
began to grow long and dark and cold,
that I noticed a now policoman on our
beat n young handsomo looking fel-
low with thin cheeks and hand
though ho seemed to bo po
built, and mndo for a stout man
I could not help watching him
wondering whether ho had been ill or
"Tho first lime I noticed him was at '
sunsot, and ho passod tho windows a
dozen timos, looking all tho whilo at
thoso hams, which dangled from tho
frame of tho awning.
"I hopo ho means to buy ono," said
I to my wifo ns wo sat together ovor
tho tea-table, "aptl I shouldn't wonder
if ho did, for he scorned to havo taken
(piito a fancy for thorn."
"15ut tho evening passod, and though
I saw him on the opposito sido of tho
street, looking across with his bright
eyes straight at tho hams, ho did not
como in or speak to moon tho subject
And so 1 minie up my mtna irerweum
send for it in tho morning, and some-1
haw made suro of it, that whenever I
saw a decent looking woman go by i
with a basket on her arm, I said that's !
tho policeman's wife coming after the (
ham." I was mistaken, howovor, and !
after tho street lamps woro lighted up
that night, I began to see tho man
pacing up and down with his eyes
fixed, as they had been the night pro- ,
ious, upon the ham. j
Once ho caught me peeping at him,
and then turned so red and looked at
mo with such n glitter in his eyes that
I grow angry, and said to myself, "it's ,
ii-nll flint bnpiiiitrr mitnilnhln nviie.lns is
not a erimo in this country, for if it
was, I should expect to bo arrosted."
So I gavo him back his look, iuruod
upon my lieol autl walked back into
"I did not soo him again that night,
but long nftor ovorythiug had been
taken in and locked up, and I wns
snug in bed, I hoard a tramp, tramp
on tho pavomont, and know that it was
tho policeman, nnd that ho was look
in at tho hooks where tho hams hung,
ns woll ns though I had seon him.
"On the third ovoniug ho was thoro
ngnin; thnt, you may say was uo won
der, for it was his duty to bo upon
that boat, and no othor, but it was
curious that ho should keep on staring
at thoso hams with thoso bright wol
fish oyos of his. I didn't liko it,
though I could not havo said for why.
"A vossol had been wrcckod at soa
about that timo, and an oxtra with tho
latost nows of tho disastor camo that
ovouing. I bought n paper and sat
down bohing tho counter to road it.
It was a very stormy night, and but
fow customors camo in and botweon
both reading and thinking, timo passod
on until tho clock struck olevon, and I
had not yet taken in my goods or put
up my shuttors.
"Just as I was about to do so, my
door oponed and nn old woman camo
in. Sho was a sottish, miserable croa
turo, known about tho plnco as Irish
Kato, and with hor red nose, blenrod
oyos and bloatod limbs, was as ugly a
picture as any ono over cast oyes up
on. "Anothor dram, I supposo," I said
to mysolf, going round to tho bar at
onco, for I wanted to got rid of her as
soon as possible. But sho to my sur
prise, camo up to mo and put hor red
paw on my arm.
I'vo mndo n discovery, Mistor," said
i sho. "You hnvo not boon kooping ns
bright it look out as you should,
i There's boon ft thafo nt work widout
this blessed night."
"Whnt thief V" I nsked.
"Moro thnn I can toll you," sho re
plied, "but I think it's n policeman, no
less tho rascal."
"A policoman 1" I criod, nnd my
thoughts llow at oucx to tho man Iliad
seon staring nt tho hams. (
"It was too dark to seo his faco, sho
said, but I caught tho shino of a star
ho had on, and whoever it was took a
ham from your pegs and hid it in tha
ash box boyond tho ctuuor. YouJl
find it there if you itiolt-niid siunyo'll
not. i efttff (i slip of whtiikey for tho in
formation I've givtm'W
I gnvo the old crwliufe what hc
wniitod, nnd hurried tt of tho shop
nnd put up my shutictg growing an
grier oYcry niomonf.. u.
"If it ia tho'lwlicolnnlf 111 tnnko him
pay dearly for it," J7&ih1. hen I
stood besides the box rfiltl Haw by the
light of the lamp ulosa-by, that tho
lnun was wrapped (something
resembling a hnndkomiief, 1 bit my
lips And cfenched ln'uBiuls with ra. o.
Had it boon a eomuffrti thief I would
not hiiYO sniudod it BO-JUticb, but a po
liceman 1 it was more .thun I cou'd
stand. So I erouahatL myself in u
doorway and wnited. ,Ro was relieved
at 12 o'clock T knew this was (ho timo
when my policeman would come to I
take the ham out 0 Xlie bos. And j
sure enough when tlfO -timo enmo I
honrd Itlin challtsngii tig man who was
to take his rslncc, nndliio marching ,
down to lib corner. "Ot him get the J
ham well under hib nrtn before I stir-
rod- -then I pounced u$(li him like a i
"1'vo got you." I orfatit "A pretty
policeman you arc, brttftlg iliftll suffer '
JWr It, I can loll you."1 1
IIo struggled with mo for n moment,
liko a wild thing, and then all of a tud-
deu dropped tho hum nud fell down in
a helpless condition.
I'm a ruined man '" he groaned
"thoro is no help for mc now. Oh, my
God ! my wifo my poor wifo 1" nnd ho
cried like a woman.
Tho sight softened mo, but I was
"You should havo thought of that
bo'foro you became a tlnof," I said.
If tho guardinn of a man's proporty is
not to bo trusted, what is to bocomo
of him? You do not Boem to bo a
scoundrel how have you stooped to
do such a disgraceful thing?"
IIo was standing bosido mo, and tho
lamplight fell on his face. It was as
white as any corpse and his eyes glit
'I have only
days; I have
ill a long
while, and had neither money or cred-
it. Jitist night we went to boil sup
porloss to-day there has not been n
crust in the house, and thoso hams
tempted mo so. You can novor know
how thoy temptetl me, and I meant to
pay you aftorwards."
Ho corored his face with his hands,
and I could soo tho groat tears drip
ping through his fiugcrs.
At Inst ho said "Do what you like
with me, tho last hope is gone."
But I put my hantl on his arm and
said "God forbid that I shall tako
the last hone from you. If vbur storv
iB'twioj I pity-o-ouintlfT'blttine
Ho looked at mo ns though he
carcely understood meftnd I led him
back to the shop. Then I filled his
basket with biead, butter and coffee,
and put a ham ou top of all.
it home to your wife," I said
it homo to your wife," I said-
pay me when you get your tnlury;and
if you tiro in need before that, come to
I shall never forgot that man's face
in all my life so thankful and awe
stricken. All ho said wag, "God bless
!" lint there wns n sermon in tliossn
On Christmas night hopai:l mo ov
ry cent, and from thnt day until I loft
that neighborhood, ho dehlt with mo
regularly. But times grew so much
bottor that I took n storo in n good
street at tho othor ond of tho town,
nud snw no moio of my policoman for
threo years. .
Ono cold night I was nwnkonod by
tho cry of tiro. I started up to sco
tho llamos through tho floor, and to
know that tho storo was ou fire. Tho
stairs wero also burning, and ns I
opened tho entry door tho hot air nnd
smoko rushed in nud nlmost smothor
oo mo. I gavo up ull hopo of getting
my wife and dear littlo. ones out of
tho burning building alive. My blood
ran cold vhen my wifo cl.lspiiig hor
hands, and with an awful look upon
her face screamed:
"Our littlo Lucy-
-our littlo Lucy is
in tho houso.
She slept with tho hired girl, and
tho woman in her fright had forgotton
her. It would bo a foolish sacrifice of
life, thoy said, for no doubTTtho child
was ulrently smothorod by tho douso
smoko nntl although I raved and
pleaded, and mn'do wild promisos, thoy
shook their heads and bailo mo hnvo
Patienco 1 I thought that I was go
ing mad, ns the faco of my littlo girl
my pretty sweot put roso up boforo
mo. But just thon n tall man dashed
through tho crowd nnd camo toward
"Quick 1" ho shouted "which room
is tho child in ?"
'Tho back onctho upper floor," I
groaned nnd ho dashed nwny from
mo, parting tho throng with strong
arms, In u moment I saw him mount
the ladder. I hoard them calling to
him to como back bidding him to
bownro, and spanking of him as though
ho was a dead man already. But no
novor heeded thorn, and I saw him
hidden by tho black smoke which
poured from tho window. I covorcd
my faco and prnyed'that tho angol,
who walked in tho fiery furnace,
might go with him.
l'orhaps thoy did. Soraothing strong
er than any oarthly power must havo
beou tharo, for in a fow moment
thoy soomesd wooks to mo wo sivw
hiirj coming down tho ladder with
SQinothing in his arms. Tho burnt
boily of my child perhaps, 1" thought;
but as ho camo cloor, 1 saw Unit it
was my own laughing, living darling,
S, ai- a u m,,, k ui" , Anted 11 er.fltv. IV ( i ll w 1 if
WOrlUllV ic auu ve. x sum. , ...,,.. nn,l il.oir '
m t -i " t : i l a j j
, inai "J r.1 woro lutiuslriouslv root nr
il.i iTt Cirr T m i f fti hnlinvA nin i .
. 1 .. ...... I ... 1 . . . . '' I 11.. ml n
with her blti8 oyes open and her nrms
about his nock.
Tho roof fell hi a moment nftor
wnrds, but my treasure was snfo 1
"What shnll I eny or do to thank
you ?" I Bnid ns I grasped his baud.
"I nni a riniioit inait, nmV I can only
givo yo"u my blowing. lint lot mc
know your nanus nt lonst."
"Ilavo you forgotten mo?' ho said,
as ho bont over mo. ' "Look again."
I did nnd I snw n pair of gray
OYos, a faeo I know, nud something
glittering on his breast. And tho
scene at tho corner of the dirty littlo
si root on n wet December night enmo
bnek to mo, and I saw my policeman
"Is it you ?" I nsked "nnd von
havo saved my child from
"Whnt did you save mo nnd mino
from ? ho nid with tears in his eyes,
"Htarvntion, ruin, utter degratlation.
I should bo a felon nnd my dear ones
paupers to night, but for you. I hnvo
not paid tho dobt: I never can; but
when I henrd it was your child Hint
laid nt tho top of that burning build-
ing, I prayed that I might save it, and
I know that God heard mo."
1 m ltt N. Aot Ihslfrftd,
but ho was prosperous and stood by
mo liko a brother nursed me through
my illness, nud loaned mo money for
n new start in life, bo, m a little
whilo things grew bright, and hero I
am ns comfortnblo as most pooplo.
"And tho policeman," I asked.
"His hair is as whito as my own
now," said tlio old man. "And my
daughter, tho little one ho saved that
night, is married to his son."
Nil 1,11 , . I I . C H
A Negro Family.
Ono day wo camo upon a nogro
family, who woro living near what had
onco beou nlmost a palatial mansion ;
tho cabin wns of logs, tho intorstices
being filled with clay, covered with a
loof of thatch, browned by tho action
of tho atmosphoro. A broken rail fence,
which inclosed the hut, nnd a dilnpi-
h four young
maternal pnricnt" j
up tho mud,
compnsoti tho little domain of tho ven
erable darkey who was tho presiding
genius, wo engaged him inconvcr-i
sation, who was nothing loth '.o con
verso with nny one, lenning on his
stick, apparently about eighty years
of ago, bont uearly double. Ab ho
stood besido his hut, wc nsked him nf
tor a whilo, if ho was a slave. Ho sttid,
"No, doy kop do olo man as long as
doro was any good in him, and work
ed him liko a beast; and now they've
turned him out to graze, ami do olo
man's a-grazing cber since."
Thoro was much pathos in tho
mournful tono of tho old man as he
said this, and ho shook his head and
.moved,, slowly . OAvny Wo. thought aa
wo'stoou musing, what a terrible thing
to havo to pass eighty long years in
slavery; and, when tho sap au vigor of
manhood's usefulness had beeu wrung
from him, liko tho withered trunk of
j tho onco stalwart treo, bocomo useless,
I then, and only thon, in the expressive-
words of tho poor ohl darkey, to bo
! turned out, liko a broken-down horse,
"to grazo" nnddio. Such was tho idea
that crossed our orudo, freo, northern
mind, and wo filt, moro Hum ever, in
heart and principh, an uncompromis
ing enmity to human blavory.
Of his family wns one of tho queer
est spooiiuons of a negro boy wo ovor
snw. IIo wns slimly built, from ton
to twolvo years old, with a hugo mis
shappen head set loosoly on his shoul
ders, and a countenanco of tho droll
est description it is possiblo to con
ceive. As wo first saw him, ho was
partly concealed by somo logs of tim
ber, with his head thrust forward, and
his largo oyes rolling at us with a po
culiar expression of drollery. Ono of
"ours" seized him by tho scalp nn
drow himforthfrom his hidding-plnco;
he stood for a moment on his foot, and
then bounded away on all fours, with
uncommon rapidity. On reaching tho
foot of a largo tree, he scrambled up
with tho agility of a monkoy, and ran
far on n branch at a dizzy height aboye
us, and sat thoro, Booming to enjoy, our
amazbmeut. After n littlo while ho
camo dowu; nt n bound lonped upon
the back of our horso; but, beforo wo
could catch him, ho wns gone, nnd
h-ul cleared tho fonco and was out of
sight. Tho next timo wo saw him, ho
was porchod upon tho branch of a troo,
squatting upon his haunchos, eating
some corn cake, which ho doslorously
extracted from his pockot whilo in thnt
position. Whou io camo down, ho
romainod soatcd at tho bottom for a
moment, and then, with an extraordin
ary effort, sprang from tho ground,
and clutching a branch moro than
twolvo foot nbovo him, adroitly swung
himself up into the troo. When wo
saw tho old man, wo said:
"That's a smart boy of yours."
"Smart? yes, bo's smart ! too smart!
loo smart 1 ' was tho old man's roply,
at tho same timo directing our atten
tion to n hoap of somo ton or twolvo
corn cobs which tho youngater had
just polished off for his lunch, not ex
actly to tho old man's satisfactian.
Wo s',uck a greonback high up ou n
pine, closo by, for tho boy, and rodo
away. On looking round, oro wo had
gono far, to our surprise ho was upon
our horsos haunches, examining tho
nolo nttentivoly; upon seeing our as
stonrshed look, ho sprang to the
ground and boundod nway. Many of
tho olllcors saw- much moro of his
gymnastic feats, and oxprossod their
astonishment at tho drollory of his an
tioa. That boy reminded us very
much of Barnum's "What is it," only
ho was "more so." Tho Irish Niuth,
in Bivouac and Battle
ftjy- Companies nro forming, in nl-
most evei v eoiibiJurnUo town in the
West to tiin'-iati; to Montana.
The Great Itovlnc City.
Pnrton hi the Atiantio MonHJij for
Maroh tolls how throo hundred thon a
and cnttlo per nnuum, nnd a million
nnd a hnlf of hogs, shaup'nnd -calves
tub received, lodged, ontortaincd, and
despatched, nt Chicago ;
"Out ou tho lint prairie, four miles
south of tho city, nnd two feot bolow
tho level of tho river part of that
eight miles wjiich our trnvollor found
under wnteiu 1888mny bo seen tho
famous 'Stdtik Yards,' styled in ono of
tho Chicago guido books 'Tho gloat
Bovine City of the world,' Two mil
lions of dollurs havo been oxpondod
thoro in the construction of a cattle
tnnrkot. Tho company owning it have
now nearly n nepmro mile of land, JUG
acres of which aro already enclosed
into cnttlo pens 150 of theso nores
being floored with plnuk. There is
at tho present timo pen room for 20,
000 oaUlo, 75,000 hogs, and 20,000
sheep, the sheep nnd hogs being pro
vided with sheds; nnd no Thursday
has passed oinee tho yards woro openod
when they wore not full, Thursday
being. th fullt- day. This borine
city' erf tlronVorlff, Hka'fflltlrfc'r praii'io
citieH, is laid out in streets nnd nlleys,
crossing nt right tingles. Tho projec
turs havo paid New York tho compli
ment of naming tho principal street
Broadway. It in a mile long and scv-onty-fivo
foot wide, nnd is divided by
a light fonco into throo parts, so thnt
hcrels of cnttlo win piles ones' nnothor
without mingling, and loavo an unob
structed road for tho tlrovors. Nino
railroads havo constructed branches
to tho yards, nnd thoro is to bo n ca
nal conuocting it with ono of tho forks
of tho Chicago river.
Nothing iu moro simplo nnd easy
than tho working of tho system of
theso stock yards. Tho sum of anguish
annually endured in tho United States
will bo greatly lessened when that
system shall prevail all along tho li no j
from tho prairies lb tho Atlantic. A
cattlo train stops along a street of
pens; tho sulo of each car is romoved;
n gently declining bridge woos the
living freight down into a clean plank-,
ed inclosnro, whoro on ono sido is a
long trough, which tho turn of a
faucet fills with wator, nnd on tho
othor sido is a manger, which can bo
iinmediatolA" filled with hay. Whilo
the tired nud hungry animals nro en
joying this respite from tho torturo of
their ride, their owner or his ogcut
finds comfort in the Hough Houso,
(so named from oho of tho chief pro
moters of tho enterprise,) a handsomo
hotel of yellow stone, built solely for
tho accommodation of tho 'cattlo men'
anil capable of ontortaiuing two hund
red of thorn at once. A few slops
from tho hotel is tho Cattlo Exchange,
nnothor spacious nnd ologan t .odifico of
yollow stouo, wherein is a grpat room
tor tho chattering or preliminary
'gassing,' (as tho drovorfl term it) of
buyers and sellers; also a bank solelv
for c.ttllo men's use, with n dnily busi
ness ranging from ono hundred thous
and to five hundred Ihousanel dollars;
also a telegraph oflico, which ropoit-
froiM timo to time, the prico of beef,
pork and mutton in two hemispheres,
and sends back to tho cattlo markets
of mankind the condition of affairs in
this, tho groat bovine city of tho
Tho 'gassing' being accomplished,
tho calllo men leave this fino Exchange,
and go forth to view tho cattlo which
havo been tho subject of their conver
sation, nnd they movo nbout in tho
midst of tho3o prodigious herds, nud
inspect tho occupants of nny particu
lar pen, with ns muclfeaso as n laely
examines pictures in a window. Tho
purchaso completed, tho cattlo aro
drivon along through opening pons
and broad streets, to tho yards ad
joining tho railroad, by which thoy
nro to rcsumo their journey. On the
way to theso yards, thoy nro weighed
nt the ra.to of thirty cattlq n "minute,
by merely pausing in tho weighing
pen as thoy pass. Tho men return to
tho Exchango, whoro tho mOnoy is
paid, all tho cattlo business being done
for cash; after which they coneludo
tho atlair by dining together at tho
hotel, or nt nn excellent retsaurant in
tho Exohnngo itsolf. In this elegant
Exchango two olassos of cattlo mon
moot thoso who collect tho cattlo
from tho prnirio Statos Texas, Mis
souri, Minnosotn, KnuBa, Illinois,
Iowa, Wisconsin, and those who dis
tribute the cnttlo among tho Eastern
oitios. Ono of tho potent civilizcrs is
doing business on tho grand scale.
By moans of this Cittlo Exchango n
repulsive and barbarizing business is
lifted out of tho miro, and rendered
clean, easy, respectables, and pleasant.
Tho actual handling nud supervision
of tho cattlo require fow mon, who aro
thomsolves raised iu tho social scalo
by being parts of a groat system;
whilo tho controlling minds nro left
freo to work nt tho nrithmotio book
kooping of tho btminoiis. Wo remem
ber with plensuro tho nblo iud polite
gentlemen, tho necessities of whose
business suggostcd this enterprise,
and who now control it. Tho economy
of tho system is somthing worth con
sideration. The design of tho direc
tors is to keen tho rent pf the pons at
I such rates as to exactly pay the cost
of cleaning nnd prosorving them, nnd
I to got tho requisite profit only from
I tho sale of hay anil corn. One huud
I roel tons of hay tiro frequently con
i Hiitned in tho yards in one day. If
thoso yards wero in New England, tho
sale of manures would be nu important
branch of tho bush ess; but in those
fortilo prairies thoy ate glad to sell it
nt ten cents a wagon loud, which is
loss thnn tho cost of shovelling it up.
CSJ Mr, Barney Williams played in
, I'Yonoh at tho I'ronoh thantr. iu. Now
York the othev night
Pc Cynic." m j
Tlio oynio is one who never boc& a
a good Quality in n ljrtaif,. litjd' liovW
fails to soo a bad ono. 116 In tlioMyt-C
mini owl, vigilant in darkness find
blind in lighl, mousing fpr vermin ritnV
novor seeing human garaq. Tho cy
nic puts all human actions into two
classos, oponly bnd ntiel secretly Isnd.
All viituo and generosity nnd drain
estcdnoss nro merely this, nppeiiranco'
of good, but selfish nt tho botVot
IIo hohls tint no man dota a thing
except for a profit. Tho effect of hisf
conversation upon your feelings is'tri'
chill nnd soar them, to send you aw'ay
sour and morose. His criticism nnd
inuendoes fall indiscriminately, ujjon
overy living tblng, liko frott, upon
ilowors. If a man is 'said io'lsd.jnlro
nnd chnsto, ho answers: Yes,', jn tho
day time. If n woman is-pVohonnced
YirtuouSj hb wjl reply; Y'cnaa yot.
Mr. A', is religious: Yos, on$uiidays.
Mr. Ij. has just joined tho church:
Certainly, the elections nro comingn.
Tho minister of tho gospel is called hu
example of dilligcnco: JA is his trade.
Such a man is generous: Of othor
men's money. Thnt tnnn is obliging:
to lull suspicion nld ?hcnryhis
man is upright: Bccnuso ho in green.
Thus his eye strains out every g()Oi
finality, ami takes ity outy this. VdV-liii
tlio vulture,' when in tho highest heav
en, will gnil by tho living flocks nud
herds, but comes liko nti arrow down
upon tho smallest carcass. To him
religion is hypocrisy, honesty a prepa
ration for fraud, virtuo only a want'of
nu opportunity, nnd undeninblo puri
ty, asceticism. Thq.,livo-long day ho
will coolly sit with sneering lip, utter-,,
iug sharp speeches in the quic'ti:ht'
manner, and polished phraso transfix
ing overy character which is present-,
cel. "His word? aro softer than .oil;'
yet they nro drawn swords." Pa. C:2l.'
All this to the 5'puu,g soen$Vvpridv'r-..
ful knowledge of human nature; they;'
honor n man who, nppoars to hnvo'
found out mankind. Thoy begin Jp.jn,-.
dulgo themselves in flippant sneers j
nnd with supercilious brow, anet'itup,i-v
ileut tonguo wagging to an empty
brain, call to naught tho .wise; tho.
long tried nnd tho vencrnblc. JL. JlV
Jinrhcr. . i .
What lady is good to
What laely is good to cat' with hor ?.'
Olivo Oil. . , - i - ' ,
What lady is mado to' carry, bur-'
elo'ns? Ella Fan't.
What laely preaches in" tho 'pulpit?'
Minnio Stir. ,
"What laely (does overy' body desire ?.
Ann U. Ity. . . W,.
What laely is ncepiftintcil ,'witli, su-'
gory ? Ann Atomy. . -' ,";f '
Whnt huly lived in Nonh's time ?
Ann T. Diluvian. -v. - v J
What lady is fond of debate ? Polly
Tishun. . Tj,
What lady paints portraits? Mih-'
nio Ture. t t '.,
What laely paints comic ones ?--
C'irrio K Ture. .V
What laely is fond of giving? Joh-'
uio Jlosity. 1 ' 1
What laely is much- talked' of?--1
Auiolin Eaiou. i
Ai-T Ectout. Prom Rock wood; 'lllii
nois,'wo havo word that Holla B- ,
a ronely-wittcd Irishman, still lives.
Tho other day ono of tho boys, think1-"
ing lq havo a" littlo' fun out of' liWij'
BaiA: ; in-a. V
"Holly, havo you heard tho nows V't
"No; what nows ?''
"Why, tho devil is dead."
Not a word said llolloy, but putting
his hand in his pockot and pulling out
ft ton-cci,t shiuphister, liandqd .it to,'
his questioner, who asked what it wait1
for. "Why," answered Kolloy, "in tlj$
ould coipitry, whore I. camo from "it
was tho- custom' to givo tho chiltlren.
something when their parents dicd.T
Whereat thoro was somo laughter, lsufc
no moro inquiries, '",
CuLTuni: or ran Hessi:. Thoro isVo,
flouring shrub or plant ttat requires
manuring so much as tho, roso, which
produces such a largo quantity of flow-'
ers that tho soil within reach of the!,,
roots soon becomes cxhaustoel of thoso
iugrcdients which aro necessary for
sustaining tho health ami vigor of tho
plant. Well-rottod cow manure is best
for tho roso and ns tho plant is ia grosjl
feedor, a liboral supply will bo requir
ed. Modorato root pruning has n'
very gocd effect in conjunction . with '
Tivjxor.oov. A farmer in tho Stalo
of Connectie.nl has a pair of twinl
daughters. Thoy both attend the same?
school, nnd not long since ono of til bin
who is rather averse to stiuiyiiigjs
was called up by tho teacher to "rei--ceive
a lesson in geography, which sho!
had learned very imperfectly iu fact !
sho could not go on at all. The tcaclj-;
or was getting quite out of paticnoa;'
when ho was called to another' part of
tho room for a moment. No' soouor
wits his back turned, when the twin
sister sprang to tho floor, unbbsorvod',' '
and pushed tho delinquent pupil to
her soat. Tho teacher returuod, and '
procedeel with his questions, which
woro answered with n degrco of
promptness and accuracy which, ag
the closo, drow from him a fow woreis
of commendation,. Tho joke, how
over, wns discovered next day, but tho
teacher thought it too gooel niul sue''V
cosbfui to givo occasion for offouco. '
Addison wns not a ready talker.
A huly once rallied him on his backi
wnrdncss in this rofipeet. "Madiinii"
said tho essayist, "I don't carry small'
chango about with mo, but I can draw
on my banker for u thousand pounds.!,'
"VVo don't soo- but ho -talked well