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NEW YOL. 24? NO. 50.
' uToRi\EY AT LAW,
, , nnu tlce ill aL'. no Court# of Jeffer
WinU'1 '?l.",!n,n* ou,,tle8
H vki kk > Fkkky, W. Va.
vi 1 1 tent ion Klven to Pensions. Boun
v : , -n< fk'ftinM the United States, and
? * : - <>f Western 1 .a nds. before the
tf i
>0V. I. *> ? i
The Eniler Hotel,
jj-is Hft'ii lie-opened
,-w management ami with new ftir
' throughout. Kvery eltort for
itu- comfort of guests will
be made.
I > l Ul Proprietor.
Sample Room on First Floor.
At Miss Ellen's.
? mi a 1 1 ice Kan, black or colored, In
. call at MISS ELLEN' S.
. :i .1 a pair of t lie prettiest Pillow
> ? atn|? I with the newest designs
N] mid cheaper than you can buy |
?; and have them stamped, go see ?
; M jss KLl.KX'S, where you will also
? ? ^iiitf them different kinds of nin
. ?u, is ??Kopt* silk," Linen Floss." of
. .!< aii' I Ited, ltlack and Blue cot
, last colors. Can he found at
v -.ilk r.nlsh, and Cotton Belts,
?? Hub cr l?rawers, in assorted sizes,
,', .11.1,1 at MISS ELLEN'S.
nice Black silk Jersey Suits.
. v ,t M1S.S ELLEN'S.
. , i i.mze Vests, .short sleeves, long
. ? i no sleevrs, from "i") to ?5cta. can
x - .1 l. i. lies I'ndcrwearaiid Cornets
. I ,||, sand Misses ?t the Utile store of
,vi!;ij cards at MISS ELLEN'S.
j. , ,-rvl'- ih to know I have received
iii y Spring Stock of
\ 1 ; s i ?s'lVI.Ks, FlkST-CLASS, B1CH
Good paper at 8c per piece of 8 yards.
Better still at 10c " 44 44 44
Gold Paper 12 1-2. 15, 16. 18, 22, 25 and
30c per piece of 8 yards.
?,i fi r or call aud examine them.
c, ! ?? mates for painting solicited.
T. 11. M I LLEIt.
Spriii"* 1889 SunmuT
again filled with NEW
>1" Boots, Shoes !
Hats and Caps.
/Neckwear and Hons.
Furnishings I
Trunks, Satchels, Umbrellas and
( in.-*. Two floors lull of goods.
I...?v -tairwav and plenty of light.
(ico. il. Htmlev,
o ? 7
We the undersigned having pur
- I the 1'ndcrtaking Busiuess of |
I!- M. 1 Jill in yer have removed to the
* m Store* Room, up stairs, where
aiv prepared to furnish at short
Burial Cases, Caskets, Robes,
Crepes, Gloves, &c.,
? .iii ^ km Is kept in a well furnished
' " i' rtakiiig Establishment. We
| \ strict attention to business to
? ritu share of public patronage.
^ will continue the Painting and
linj business as usual.
i All orders left with Mr. Uill
?ver will receive promp* attention.
(i R IL\ T
*iil fr> hi this day Hell my entire
>io.-k. consisting ??f
For Men, Boys and Children,
Boots. Shoes, Hats, &c.,
""{??early ami ^et vour bargains', as
H" lie sold before September
!>' IBS9. Now is your time.
J. li. MYERS,
\\ ? tiiiv.- for sale about?!* acres of good
i . ?"l "Mi, lit* Land 011 which there Is a
t J i dwelling and kitchen at
H?r ' j Hl"! ??ut-t?ulldifiifK. The property is in
,Ur ; 1 '"nty.aboiit? inileclrora Martms
*>' Iuile? from Scrabble. IHww
" A|"H Nt. ikw. Terms reasonable,
r mroriiiatton apply to
Heal Kstate Agent*.
Khepliertlstown, W. Va.
(jv^' SEED8.-A* the season Is ad?
dtti *.,.,1 . ?"er the remnant of my gar
'btm * ,ver> ''liea p. All fret.li and many of
Ull a'(' u*ed nextytar without any risk.
And We are Ready to Meet It
with an Immense Line of
Dry Goods, Millinery,
% 1 ?
Ribbons, Carpets,
Oil-Cloths, Mattings,
Fine Shoes and
J ewelrv.
IF you want Corsets from 20c up to
$1.2."), call on
IF you want Silk Ribbons cheaper
than vou ever saw the in, call on
IF you want Challies from (ic to 20
. cents, call on
1' you want Dress Goods from ~>e
to 81.00 per vard, call on
IF you want White Goods of any
description from 8c t<> 2.~>c, call on
IF you want a nice Bonnet or Hat
at prices that will surprise you,
call on M. S. HITESHEW.
If you want any .Jewelry, such as
Breast Fins, Ear Kings or Cuff Hut
tons, call on
If you want any Ladies', Misses' or
Children's Shoes at Bottom Prices, call
If you want Mattings at 12A, 15,
Hi, 1* or 20c, call on
If you want 80-cent Kiig Carpets
or a nice English Hemp Carpet, call
Call and see us. We discount ev
ery dollar's worth of goods we buy and
give our customers the benefit of it.
We can't be undersold. Our motto:
l^uick Sales, Small Profits. For
Cheap Goods in our line, call on
1V1. D. JjAJVIj
Dry Goods,
Fancy Goods,
Straw Goods,
Call and s?*e what a complete stock
of tfootls he has. Learn the low
prices at which lie sells. Observe for
yourself the good qualities.
Mrs. M. L. Herrington,
At J. F. Welshans' Old Stand, has }
now a Fine Stock of
Summer Millinery, .
White Dress Goods,
Which can he bought CH EAPER than
elsewhere. HATS received
every week.
Important Notice!
I INN ITK your attention to a successful sub
stitute for scrnpliif: white- washed walls. 1
will put paper ou white-washed walls with
out scraping tl.e walls If the lime Is tight and
will guarantee It to stay on as long as It will
If scraped. If It comes off. J will lurnisli (ta
per juhI will put It on at my expense. 1 can
Kel reliable parties to vouch to this where 1
have put paper ou. Also will hang paper as
cheap js any one. I can furnish paper as
as cheap as you can get It any where, suitable
for decorating celling* and walls of any kind.
Will do any kind of house and sign painting.
Furniture done up in style.
\VM. K. MI 1.1, Kit.
Notice to Trespassers.
ALL persons are hereby warned from
trespassing upon the lands ofthe under
signed. The law will be strictly enforced
against those caught (without permission i
hunting, fishing or In anyway Intruding upon
the premise* of
March 2>th, 1889? tfiu.
?To Buy Men's, Boys' and Children's?
And Gents' Furnishing Goods
is AT
Jacob Wintennoyer s,
The Boss Clothing Man, Shcpherdstcwn.
HIS iSrst word is Bargains. He is now ready
with one of the Finest Lines of Sl'RINU
CLOTHING that has ever been brought to
this market, and lie deties H&gerstown or
Martinsliurg to compete with him In Prices,
Quality and style, as he contends that there
never have been better goods shown and
greater varieties ottered and prices never
have been so low. There is no room lor Im
provement in the Bargains he offers this sea
son in .Men's. Boys' an<l Children's Clothing
and Gents' Furnishing Goods. His line of
IssotneUiing nice ami large;so much so that
every man can have plenty of styles to make
a selection from. Kemember. he carries u
large line of sill Ill's, dress and oversliirts,
also WORKING SHIRTS of all descriptions.
we can save you money on all of these things.
TRL'NKS and VALISES. He has a large liiie
ot them. COLLARHand CUFFS, all the lat
est shapes and styles, and. In fact.everyt hint;
that man needs in ? iothiug and Furnishing
Goods, lie can II ml at the Boss i "lot hi ng House
of Jacob Wintermoyer. Now all I ask of my
friends and customers is to come and see these
goods and their prices and he convinced that
you can do better in buying your goods at
home than elsewhere. 1 wish to return my
t hanks to all of in y friends and customers lor
their past kindness ami hope a continuance
of the same in the future. I shall try my best
to please you. Remember I he old stand, < '<>1
lege Square.
The Boss Clothing Man.
Attention !
We have received our Spring
Stock of Merchant Tailoring
Supplies, also the
stock o! Gentlemen's Furnish
ing Goods in town, consisting
of Gauze Underwear, Hosiery,
Neckwear, Umbrellas, Grip
sacks, etc. We would call at
tention to the following : In
tending to
the Ready-Made Clothing bus
iness, we are now offering our
to close out. Special Induce
ments in Overcoats, balance of
stock in Spring eights.
specialty. Hoping to merit a
lair share ol patronage, we are
Yours K especially,
Sash, Door and Blind
CAM. F< >R YOl'R
Framing, Siding, Sheathing, Floor- (
ing, Frames, Sash, Blinds, Doors,
Mantels, Mouldings, Newels and
Stair Work, Plastering Lath,
Brick Tiles, Arc., A"o.,
?AT ?
John McKnight's,
( '1 1 A KLESTOWN, W. YA.
Having put in new machinery and a
force of skilled workmen, we are pre
pared to furnish material with expedi
tion and satisfaction to all at the most
reasonable terms. Factory opposite
B. A: O. Depot.
Successor to C. H. Mcknight A: Co.
Stouffer & Darner,
0 ran ite ami Mai hie Monuments. Sarcopha
gus, Headstones, Voiuhs, Statues, Vases,
Urns, Ac., of Ev?*ry DescrtpUou, from
Oulncy, Uarre, Concord, W'esteily, Oak
lilll, Clark's Island, Woodstock and all
the l*rlnci|>al Eastern tirauites; also
Red Scotch (iraulte.
1 articular Attention ciiven to Lettering In
all Its Forms. IMkIdiU IMpi Fur
nished on Application.
Also, Slate Mantels and iUiildlng Work of
Every Inscription in Marble, Ur.uiite and
Sand Stone, Cemetery Coping, Ac.
Works corner Jonathan and Antletani sts.,
opp. 15. A O. l>epot, llagerstown, Md,
Agent at Shepherdstown, W. Va.,
Has a full line of Designs and will
show them upon application.
1AO Rcrt-s of land In Clark Connty, Kansas,
U miU tt trout Ashland, thecouuty seat, and
ntllroud depot, and in sight of the CI man on
Hiver. Good soil, tine grass. Mr. Koberl X.
hngle, formerly of this county, ll\es on the
adjoining quarter section. and pictured oO
head of cattle on tlie two tarins laat year.
Laud, rolling prairie; wire tence all around
fariu. 1*1 ice Sl.ltxi? one-lialt cash, balance in
1 and 2 years.
Ileal Ketate Agent)'.
Shepberostowu, \V. Va.
HAVE reduced priceson all grades of Coal
ami I liave been especiaflly careful in
purchasing only the very best quality, entire
ly free front slate. lK>n't .fail to examine my
stock aud prices before purchasing.
j. S. FLEMINGJotary Public.
11TILL take acknowledgments of Deeds
y\ Power of Attorney, Affidavits, Depoei
Hons, aud attend to .all business connected i
with the office. 1
The Chief Rrmon for tlio pre.it puc
)es? of Hood's sarsaparilia Is found In the
article Itself. It Is merit that wins, and tlio
tact that Hood's Sarsaparilia actually ac
complishes what i? claimed for it, Is what
llaj given to tliis medicine a popularity and
?ale greater than that oi any other ^arsapa
Mprit WirK riIi;' or bI,K)d purl*
rvlCIIL VVIIlo for before the public,
flood's Sarsaparilia cures Scrofula, Salt
Kireuni and all Humors, Dyspepsia, Sick
Headache, Biliousness overcomes Tiiat
Tired Feeling, creates an A|>|.otlte, strengtli
tiis the Nerves, builds up She A' hole System.
Ilnoil'a Marwnptiriilri is <<?ld ! ; >" .il I drug
gists. yl; six for ?5. !'i"c; ?::rcd by C. l. Hood
tc Co., Apothecaries, !.owet!, Mass.
GO and SEE
has opened rooms opposite tlie S. \.
Kailroad Depot, where you can find
F 1 i{ X I T I li E !
of tin- Latest Patterns a! ways on hand,
such as
Pailor ant! Chamber Suits Complete!
BEDST EA 1 >S. W A R I > R< )BES,
Extension and Marble-Top Tables,
Single and Bed Lounges,
Chairs and Rockers.
Also Agent for the DAVIS SEWING
All articles sold at prices that \\ill ,
COinpete with the lowest sold
any where. In the
Gloves, and all pertaining to the bus- |
inesg. Personal attention given in '
every case. U.S. M. HOFFMAN.
? OF?
Suitings and Coatings
? AND ?
Tii is stock is the largest ever shown In Hn
geistowo, and prices range froiu tin- cheapest
lo the finer grades. im<de up hi first-class
style, and Willi
Fit and Workmanship Guaranteed.
In Uenti* Furnishing Hoods we show a large
line oi Nt-w, stylish uiid linn Jtume lioolK.
Our line oi Fancy Flannels in 1'lalds and
stripes, Percales, Pique. I'lcatedand 1'ialn
Dress Shirts, cannot be excelled.
In Neckwear, we show all the latest novel
ties in l eeks, 1'utts, Four-in-hand and Club
House scarfs, from i&c to We ttu v ?- nil
t lie new shades in
Gents' Kid Gloves
for the early spring. These goods must be
seen to be appreciated, full mid examine
and l>e convinced that wo have I lie lurg?st
stock ever show n In Hagt rstown.
Merchant 1'allor and peats' Outfitter,
No. 21 W. Washin gton st , Hagerstown, Md
A Business Notice.
t CH ANtiKof tiroes ca lives a change In i lie
Xv w ay ot conducting business. HenVe, some
merchants ate adopting the rash system. \\ e
have not yet, strictly speaking, but continue
to sell on short or reasonable tiaie to good
and tried customers, and sell as low as those
who claim lobe selling strictly lorcusa. For
a lea quotations we submit lo'your consider
ation : Yard-Wide straw Malting from luets.
up; He ine- Made New Lag Carpet, pretty
styles. 10 and ."Kle : Table and Floor < ?i I C'lotlis,
1-1, 5-1 and li-l wide, tit prices iroin .?> to ."?? eis.
Beautiful Ores? Oiughanis. t> l<> lik- per yard,
ratlin s . ,n lit*, new goods;. Me; cr1Ico,5 to ?<?;
lawns, i to lUc; Inula Linens, 10 tozdc; La
dies' Corsets, 25c lo $L; liaudkerebiefs and
Hosiery langiug from tu iV; Hut*, to
Sugars, s>iups and Cotte< at as low prices as
competitors art- selling, shoes, t^ueensware.
Tinware and Hardware to suit ail. at IWX'k
BOTTOM PRICES. 1'obacro to suit most all
who use the weed in prices ranging nom
per pound up lo #0c. 1 n lact. my stock is lull,
and 1 am constantly in receipt of New (lex Mis.
My aim is to do a lair and square business
and to treat all alike. And doa't you lorgei
it, ii you want a lirst-class Flour, second lo
none, come light along witL your wheat or
cash anile, >11 lor tne Mill\ I lie Sunlight Flour,
and when you take it home your wife or
daughter will be pleased and furnish von
with nice bread. My Motto Is liL'ICK SACKS
AM> SMALL 1'LoFlTs. We want to lt*?
and see our fellow men do likewise. Our
aim will U totty to accommodate ourselves
to suit all who may call upon us, audil any
mistake* occur please give us an opportunity
lo correct them. We hope by lairand honest
dealing, in connection with the fact of selling
goods as low as any other llrtu, to merit a
share of tne trade. So come right along and
take away one dollar's worth oi goods lor ev
ery hundred cents you leave wliu us.
Very Kespeetlully.
BRUSHES.? Just received a supply of l'*}111'
llrushesand Dusters, Whitewash brushy
Scrubbing Brushes. Kalsomlue Brushes, blite
j ??-? ?? 5S8a& drug moke
"At eventide it shall be light."
My little girl, bo brave by day,
Grows timid &? the shadows falL
I can not charm her (ears away :
My reasons have no force at ail.
She plead?, with all her childish mi^ht,
That she may have a light.
I cairn her fears. and stroke her hair;
I tell her of the angels near?
Of God. whose love is everywhere.
And Christ, to whom each child is dear.
She hears, but only clasps me tight,
And begs me for a light.
But when I say it can not be.
And strive to make her understand
Just why, she makes another plea?
That 1 will stay and hold her hand.
She whispers, as we kins goodnight:
"That's better than a light"
An! thus, content, she falls asleep.
My clasp grows closer on her hand
Musing: God doth His wisdom keep
In childish lips. 1 un lerstand
That, in that other, darker night,
'Tis lo\ e that makes it light.
I, too, have shrunk in childish dread
From that dumb darkness that doth creep
And thicken round the dying-bed.
And. fearful, felt I could not sleep
Without a light. I understand,
*TU ll^lit to hold Love's hand.
? K G. ( heverton, in S. S. Times.
Tho Strange Event That Bofoll a
Hindoo Baby.
A Hungry Man-Katrr Was Atmut to De
vour It, But tlie Tigress Hat lied
for It, Though at the Cost
of Her Own I.ife.
It was in tho spring of 1S75 that I
obtained leave of absence from
regiment, then quartered in Bombay,
intending1 to pay a visit to an old friend
! named (Jeorge Baker, then in charge
of some irrigation works at Nursing
poor, on the Nerbudda river. This
j district liutl achieved quite a reputa
tion as being a center for biir game.
' si nd thinking I might have some sport,
I took along two heavy rifles.
On my arrival at my friepd's bunga
low he in.Wmed me that tho village
had been lately much pestered by the
presence of a tiger, and that the na
tives had been compelled to corral
their oxen at night to prevent them
being carried off. From the size and
| ferocity of the animal.it was popularly
I supposed to be a man-eater, especially
| as he had made his tirst appeal ance
with the new moon, a fact which in tho
eyes of tho superstitious natives set
tled it.
Baker proposed that we organize a
tiger hunt, and thus while we honored
the occasion of my arrival at Nursing
poor in a fitting manner, we could also
rid the village of this man-c.iter.
There was some little delay in get
ting the expedition organized, instruct
ing the beaters in their duties and in
getting up from the neighboring vil
lage of Sohngpoor a large elephant,
| from the back of which Baker and 1
proposed t<> see tho fun ami do the
it was eleven o'clock in the morning,
when, from the howdah of the elephant,
1 beheld spread out before me the long
line of beaters, and watched them, as
in a half circle they silently entered
tho jungle. We approached with tho
elephant, which was a trained and very
intelligent animal, to within a short
distance of the jungle, and waited
patiently in the shade of a heavy treo
for the beaters to drive the game in
our direction.
It was while we were thus waiting
that my attention was attracted by a
sight which, simple in itself, presented
about as pretty a picture as any one
might care to look upon. An Indian
woman, in beauty of form rivaling the
statuesque grace of a <!reek goddess, a
poem chiseled in dusky brown, the
polish of her skin showing like colored
marble in the strong sunlight, was
crossing tho intervening space between
the village and forest. By her side tod
dled a little infant of about two years
of age, laughing as he stretched forth
his tiny hands toward the green foli
age, beneath the cool shade of which
his mother intended to place him for
his noonday sleep while she sat close
by and watched her darling.
My attention was momentarily dis
tracted from this pretty sight by some
thing Baker was saying, and then im
mediately after there rang out upon
the startled air a succession of the
most piercing shrieks. Looking up,
1 saw the Hindoo woman wringing her
hands in despair, and gazing in the
direction of the jungle. In another
moment she came running up to us.
exclaiming in Hindostanee:
??0, sahib, sahib! the man-eater has
stolen my child. Look where he goes.
Following the direction of her finger.
I could mark the waving of the thick
underbrush, through which the great
beast, having seized his prey, was
bounding with giant strides in the
direction of the mountains of Bhopal.
1 raised my ritie is I saw his striped
body undulating through the tall
growth, but the distance was too great
and his movements too rapid for the
bullet to have any other effect than of
accelerating his progress.
??<). sahib, great sahib,'" moaned the
unhappy mother, "save my child.
Whilst we 'elt morally certain that
pursuit was useless and that already,
crushed in the powerful jaws of the
man-eater, the little boy must have
ceased to live, still the agonized ap
peals of the mother \:e.t mort than
Baker and 1 could stand.
Telling the mahout to urge the ele
phant forward in the direction that the
tisrer had taken. 1 stooped down and
lifted the woman into the howdah
alongside of us. She was not more than
fifteen years old ; women are frequently
mothers at twelve in India), and her
agony at the loss of her first-born was
dreadful to witness. She ceased to
weep, and sat with a look of awful ex
pectancy on her face, as the huge e.e
urgea on to his topmost speed,
tore aloug on the trail of the man
The mahout, a trained and skilled
hunter, experienced no difficulty in
following the trail. Soon it left the
deeply wooded country, and ascended
the slope of the foot-hills, which from
the sandy character of the soil were
denuded of all vegetation, save for a
few sparse shrubs clinging in the shade
of the roc.cs scattered here and there
on the surface of the slope.
After an hour's hard running on this
i eround. into the treacherous soil of
which the heavy foot -steps of the ele
phant sunk deeply, and where it re
quired the frequent application of tho
goad to compel the winded animal to
maintain the tremendous pace at which
we were going, we came to a 'oqj, low
ridge, at the top of which wcr* - few
stunted trees. were about to
emerge from these, when the mahout
brought the elephant by a single word
to a sudden halt, and leaning forward
pointed to a continuation of the slope
in front of us.
At the foot of a rocky encampment
the tiger had just come to a halt, and
standing as ho was sideways from us,
facing up the hill, not two hundred
yards away, his every motion was
clearly to bo seen. His head was
raised and his eyes were fixed on the
moiuh of a cave distinctly visible in
th?.* face of the cliff.
In his mouth was the body of the
child, gripped in his iron jaws by the
waist cloth, insensible, if not dead.
At any rate it showed not the slightest
sign of life. Twice I raised my ritle
to my shoulder, and twice I forcbore to
tire, as at the slightest noise the mnn
eater might resume his llight, and with
that would vanish all hope of saving
the child's life if be yet breathed.
It was while we thus gazed upon tho
scene that with a low. purring sound,
a beautifully spotted female tigress is
sued from the mouth of tho cave and
her aspect, unlike that of her ferocious
mate, was singularly gentle? even
What struck me as most peculiar at
this juncture of affairs, however, *as
the conduct of our guide. He had no
sooner set eyes on this second animal
than his dusky face became of an ashen
color and he trembled violeutly.
-My God," he said. "They are the
man-eaters of Bhopal. W e killed the
cubs the week before last, ihe o!d
ones are supposed to have gone road.
If they detect our presence they will
undoubtedly attack us."
Whilst I knew that Kachottee, the
driver, was only yielding to his super
stitious fears, and that the danger of
two tigers successfully coping with two
determined men, both good shots,
mounted on an elephant, was more
imaginary than real, yet the words of
the mahout sent a strnnire thrill through
me. despite myself. They must be the
same beasts whom Jlaker had Lit*
told me about, who when tho cubs wen
killed had charged upon the beaters
again and again, horribly mangling
several of their number and finally es
caping into the mountains, only slightly
Although generally accounted a
brave man. 1 must confess to a feeling
of considerable trepidation as I gazed
upon the gigantic proportions aud fero
cious aspect of these animals and knew
that at any moment we might be en
gaged in a life or death conflict with
But up to Ibis time they appeared to
be totally unconscious of our presence.
We deemed it best not to shoot, but to
await developments.
Presently the man-eater, despite tho
ominous growls of his partner, laid tho
body of the child upon the ground and
placing his paws upon it was about to
attack it with his huge teeth. The un
fortunate woman by my side, unable
to bear the sight, covered her face in
her hands. Her low moans were pitiful
to hear. Suddenly, b</oro the man
eater could bury his huge fangs in the
tender flesh, tho tigress, with a roar
like thunder, sprang upon her lord,
and in another moment the huge beast
were at it tooth and nail. I have
sat in tho amphitheater at Madrid
and seen the baited bull mad
dened with rage, dash down upon
his tormentors; I have seen the wild
boar of Hungary, brought to bay, turn
savagely upon his foe: 1 have seen the
passions of anger and hatred depicted
in many forms aud in many climes; but
never have I witnessed any thing to
equal the dreadful aspect of those two
gigantic animals as they tore and bit
each other in th ? lorcost strife; fight
ing for tho possession of the body of
that child. Now one. now the other
would get a hold on the throat of its
opponent and tear away huge pieces of
flesh with its hideous, fangs; their great
eyes all the time gleaming with fire,
their supplo bodies swaying to and fro
as they grappled in a struggle to tho
doath. They mu-.t nave fought thus for
upwards of twenty minutes, sometimes
the man-eater, sometimes the tigress
getting an advantage; when, glancing
for a moment from the scene of this
unique contest to the spot where the
child was lying 1 -aw it. to my aston
ishment. move an I otherwise give un
doubted signs of life. The mother saw
it also, and if 1 1 ad not stopped her
would have cried aloud. "He lives, he
Soon, gazing in astonishment, we saw
the little fel'ow I up and look over to
where the timers were raging in buttle.
Instead of bei ir frightened, however,
ho clapped his hands in childish glee.
1 feit that I woui i ?rive a lac of ru|>e -
to save him. He was quite unharmed,
having onl\ beca stunned.
"See," s.? id the young mother,
proudly, despite her fears.. "see. he i*
not frighteued. Ah! his father was a
I turned my {raze ag&in upon the
ferocious corn oat an to. Twice I lifted
my rifle to end the content, and twio*:
tinker said, as he put aside my barrel.
??Dont fire. Let thera fight it out.
It will make our work the easier."
So I fore bo re, and we sat there and
witnessed the dreadful strife drawing to
a close; for weakened by loss of blood,
utterly exhausted and with his entrails
dragging on the gTound, the man-eate
with a last desperate effort sprang up
ward at his opponent, missed his mark,
fell face downward upon the sand and
rolling over died. The tigress had
And now I lifted my rifle for the
third time, but dropped it in despair.
I was too late. The tigress, desperate
ly wounded as she was. bad already
gained the spot where the child sat,
cooing and crowing in happy innocence
of its awful peril. To fire now would
be to run the risk of hitting the child,
as the animal lay in a straight line with
it. There was nothing to do but keep
our nerve and wait. It was hard on us
men; but the agony of the mother was
terrible to witness. 1 thought she
would go crazv.
Hour after hour wont by and still the
wounded tigress stretched her great,
beautifully striped frame near the little
child, licking and fondling it from time
time us if it were Qne of her own slain
cubs. .Soon the little fellow, tired out
with plav. lay back against the body
of his ferocious protectress and slum
bered peacefully. In about an hour he
awoke, hungry and crying, and then
the strangest sight of all was wit
nessed. \\ e saw the ferocious animal
who had given its life to preserve the
life of the little one. moved by the ma
ternal instinct which governs all the
higher brute creation, suckling the lit
tle Hindoo. Hut it was evidently dy- 1
ing. Its attempt? to reach and fondle
the tiny infant bocatne feebler and
feebler. At last with a dying effort it
raised itself on its forepaws and gazed
around. Lven a> we looked we saw
the great muscles relax, a perceptible
shiver ran through the great frame,
and in another moment its muzzle
dropped upon the sand, and remained
there motionless and inert. The
tigress was dead.? Austyn W. (J ran
ville, in Chicago Journal.
One of .IuIIiih Cwar'a Ho ly Servants !))??
covered in Vrw York.
It was a warm day iu summer, and 1
seated myself for a moment on one of
the benches in W ashington Square.
A few minutes later an old, white
hained negro came hobbling along with
the aid of a stick, and seated himself
it the other end of the bench, lifting
lis battered hat to me deferentially as
ac did so.
I was both surprised and flattered at
?ueh a manifestation of politeness In
.Vow York, and remarked to the old
nan in a friendly tone: ?
"A line day, Uncle."
"^as. suh, it i< a tine day, l>oss. sho'
nuff. Dish year weathah min's me or
le kin' or weathah we uster hab in
"So you have livod in Rome, have
/ou? I came from Home myself."
"Lawd, boss, you doan1 look nor
?alk lack no Komao. Any body 'ud
-i k?' yer tor be'n bawn en raise' in dis
"Certainly I was," I replied. "I
vns born iu Home, New York."
'I "ho old man matfe no rejoinder, and
?truck by his apparent great age, I
"How old are you. Uncle?"
"Hawd, chile," h<? answered with n
ilent chuckle, which exposed his
oothless gums, '?/ doan' know ? I done
os track un it. I wuz fifteen year olo
v'en do wall broke out."
"That's impossible," I replied; "that
vouldn't mako you over forty, and you
:an't bo less than seventy-five."
"I reckon I's 'bout nineteen hun
I'od," said the old man reflectively,
ifter a short pause. "I useter bo Mars
fulius Ciosjir's fav'rito body-sarvea',
mi I reckon you knows 'bout how long
it'.? be'n dead. I wuz (Ifteon years olo
v'en do las' woh wid Waul broke out.
( kin 'member de battle ob Alesla dos
;z well ez of it wuz vistiday. Do arrers
jvuz Hying throo do aiah thick ez Hies
roun1 a merlassos jug. de jav'lins wuz
w'izzin", en I wuzlookin' on fum do rare,
tv'en I seed a archor aim a arrer at
Mars Julius. I grab' up a shiel', en
rush inter do thick or de fight, en wuz
ies in time tor ketch 'im ez ho fell fum
his hoss. I got a arrer throo my side
?z I wuz totin' 'im off. en wuz laid up
fer two or th'en mont's attorwuds.
Won I got well. Mars Julius gun me a
quartah, on w'en he died, ho lof direc
tions in his will for rae tor bo grail u'lly
'mancipated, so I 'ud be free w'en I
wuz a hund'od years ole. Ah, but dem
wuz good ole times!*' he added, with a
sigh of regret.
"I's done spent de quartah Mori
Julius gun me," he remarked, giving
mo a sidelong look, "en I needs ern ud
der for tor git some liniment for my
rheumatiz. is yer got any small change
'bout yo' clo's, boss?"
A vision of imperial Home rose up
before me, with all its glory and mag
nificence and power. In a fit of ab
straction I handed the old man u twenty
dollar gold piece, and when I started
from my reverie, he had disappeared
behind a clump of shrubbery in the
direction of Sixth avenue, i'uek.
??? ?>
Irrigation in Wyoming.
?Irrigation is carried out on an exten
sive scale in Wyoming Territory.
Something like 2,000,000 acres of land
have recently l>een reclaimed and ren
dered fit for cultivation by means of J
ordinary ditches, mirl official reports
estimate that not less than 4,000,000
acres more can be reclaimed iri the
same way. It is also shown that not
less than 6, 000, M)0 acres in addition
can fx; red?*?rneu by extraordinary
means? that is. by a system of storage.
This would give Wyoming about 12,
000,'M) acres that might be devoted to
a^r.eulture. aside from the much i
larger body of grazing land. There ,
are also supposed to l?e 15.000,010 acres
of coal lands. Congress at its last
session appropriated |250.00 t to defray
the cost of survey* for storage reser
voirs. ? Chicago Time*.
A Philosophical View of It.
"Well." said Uncle Hiram, who used
to belong to a singi nc club in bin early
day*. "I never beard a woman play
like that woman we heard in Boston
that night. It wan just awful. My
ears a^he even now. '
'?Yes.1' replied hi* nephew, "she was
rather loud, that 9 a fact. Hut. then,
her execution ?"
"George. exclaimed the old gentle
man. as he seized his nephew by tbe
arm, "you don't mean to say that they
went ?o fi?r as that? Well, 'tisn't for
me to judge them. I only heard her
once. It seems terrible ? a woman,
too. But then they had to listen to
her every nighl And they won't have
to hear her a.'ain. Perhaps it's all for
the best, George."? ikw ton Transcript.
? A teacher asked her cIam in g?.
ograpby where the Turks live. Tbe
remarkable reply was. "In the wood*/1
Thinking the pupil had confounded tbe
Orientals with :be aborigines, the an
swer was pronounce! to be "incorrect.*?
Tbe pupil rejoined, "Well, I have seen
them there roosting in the tree#." ?
American Missionary.
now rale, Itollrat* IVuiurn Can Eully
llrKUtifr TbfBlMlTM.
To be fashionable in these days it i*
nec<s?sary to be healthy, and the pale,
delicate girl that has reigned for so
many years must give place to her
more robust sister. The complexion
roost admired is the one having the
most healthful glow, and in no other
way can this be obtained than by fre
quent physical exercise in the open
air. Indeed, many girls when away
for the summer almost live in the open
air. returning in the fall with com
plexions the envy of more conservative
maids, who are afraid of the least bit
of sun.
The sun is a wonderful beautifler of
the complexion, but, like many good
tonics, ought not to be taken lu too
large doses at first. tiolng from the
city, where, even when walking out,
we take the shudy sid? of a street, di
rectly into the glare of u noonday sun
in the country is of all things to be
avoided. In fact, the noonday sun is
penetrating even to very healthy coun
try people, and U is not advisable to
seek it too often, even for the sako
of the completion. The morning and
afternoon ?un will do all that is de
sired in this respect
Some fair- skinned people are pre
vented from enjoying the country,
owing to getting so easily sun-burned.
Always carry with you into the coun
try a liberal supply of baby ponder.
When g? ing out Into the sun apply the
powder thickly over the face and neck,
end there Is little danger of your Stlf
fi ring from this painful affection. The
powder protects the pores of the skin,
which are generally very sensitive to
the sun. If the powder Is not con
venient. corn-starch or powder will
answer the same purpose. \\ hen go
ing out on the water sailing or fishing,
powdering the face w ill save much pafh
and annoyance, for there are few place*
in which a person burn* so quickly as
t>ii the water.
When sun-burned bathe the afflicted
parts in cream, but if obtainable, but
termilk is much more cooling and heal
ing. Tan can be removed by applying
leinon juice to the face Just before re
tiring for the night, letting It remain
over night, and washing It off with soft
warm water in the morning. A few
drops of the spirits of camphor In the
wash water two or three times a week
will help to keep Iho skin clear.
A good wash for the skin during the
summer is made as follows: To one
quart of rose water add, drop by drop,
stirring all the time, one ounce of
tincture of benzoine. Bemomber that
it is benzoine. nnd not bensine. ltole
tie for use. Add a few drops of this
to the wash-water each day, until the
?rater Is like skim-milk, and the skin
may be kept soft and nice, even
though you are out in all sorts of
To protect the backs of the hands.
Which are generally the first to freckle
or tan, take your old lisle-thread
gloves that are worn in the fingers,
cut off th?' tops, turn and hem on the
inside each finger. These can be worn
in the fields, and are more comfortable
than the whole gloves, besides pro
tecting the hamR Boston Budget
Krr?|tinil Ijr II l? f ui?- ?l l?? l'll?r l.arh ol
|)<> mi* llr l(iwrr? t Ion.
Are you afflicted with InsomnlaP Per
haps you have ton much time for?leep.
I'erhnps you depend loo much on simp
for rest and recuperation. For sleep
in not the sole rent of the u*ed-up
nerves. Sociability, congeniality ami
the enjoyment of good company rent
tl.e body quite an much as aleep. The
drenry monotony of life In many a
household, involving this tumbling into
bed with the mechanical regularity of
a machine at nine or ten o'clock in the
evening, does not always re**, weary
bodies. "Karly to l*?d and eanjy to
ri?*e" doc* not always make a man
healthy, wealthy or wise. Numbers of
organizations are only capable of five
or six hours sleep at m time, and their
early lying down to rest is often suc
ceeded by an early waking up and a
consequent r? aliens tossi ng for hours
preceding daybreak. The practicers
of punctuality are often surprised after
breaking their own cast-iron rulet
and passing two or three later hours ol
mirth or jollity put their usual bed
time, to find themselves even more re
freshed in the morning than usual.
The relaxation of nociability has rent
ed them more than sleep wotdd or an
attempt to sleep. Hut these are condi
tions not so easily reached in the aver
age family. In fashionable life w?
have a formal, exhausting. mechanical
evening of more or lesn dissipation.
On the other hand, the evenings in
great numbers of f unities are monoto
nous humdrum. They involve the
assemblage of the name people,
the same surroundings, th<* same
paterfamilias yawning over his paper,
and the same querulous mamma
overladen with family cares. Fresh
people with fresh thought fresh at
mosphere, any thing to stir up and
agitate the |km?I of domestic stagnation,
are sadly needed and sadly scarce.
There need* to be also a constant suc
cession of such fre?h people to bring
about these results. The world is full
of men and women, and in a better
regulated lite it would be their busi
ness after the day's work was done 1c
entertain each other and give each
other fresh life. As it la now, hun
dreds If not thousands of our house
hold* lire little better than cells for the
incarceration of each family. Thou
sands are thus worn out premature!)
from utter lack ofdomeetic recreation.
There might be written over the graves
of hundreds of thousands: "Bored to
death by the stagnation of domestic
life. "--Chris lain bX Work.
? Jinks? "1 called at your boarding
house to-day and saw the table nearly
set for dinner, and I must aay things
looked very neat. I never saw a whiter
table-cloth in my life. " Blinks? "So;
she doesn't make her tea, coffee or
soups strong enough to stain."
A woman, considered to be half
witted. was being teased by ber neigh
bors on being an old maid. "How is
I it ye never got married?" aaked one.
??O. ye see." she replied, "if I bad
been as easily pleased wi' ft man e
your man's been sri* a wife, i mtcht
hae been marrit flftt times owra."

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