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? RECO MPEItSE. i Back to the east returns the sun, I Though long and gloomy be the night; l All wings are turned, when day is done, In homeward flight. ' _ I The waves with rapture touch the shore, To which they said a long farewell; The listening forest-; hear once mora iJl The sang bird's swell. , The tree receives again its crown Cit f.iiif-icrt sinwinc leaves: bv?v.. - ? - ? ?~T o??" ' The fields but late s> tare aud brown Are rich ia sheaves. The roving bee renews its pledge, By Summer's rasy sweets beguiled; i June roses frau from out the hedge Where winds blew wild. ' < O ! waiting hearts, O ! eyes that plead, j Through the long winter of despair, Shall ye not too, liud gracious meed, < In days more fair. i ?Linda M. D it vail. | The Man With the Satchel. Sf I Although Mr. Pliibbs wa? a very en- ] ergetic professional man, if could never 1 be said that he sought fame. Fame came 1 to hini, and the only sorrows in li s life } were caused by its arrival. If he had ever J u.j u:.. 1..,- ~ i.? i unu uuaiiiwa laiu* [miucu, nuaui xic did not, l:o:h on account of liis surpassing modesty and the confidential nature r of his affairs, they would have nect-s arilv ^ read very much like this: * : b/phibbs! ! r : Burglar. : \ ; All Bus'ness iStiietly Confidential. : i ; Banks a Spe ialtv. : . * * 1 Mr. Phibbs was indeed of a retiring disposition. Moreover, he stood so high ' in his profession that,despite its frequeut 8 inte..uptions, he was beyond the fever 1 and heat of mercenary coraj etition. < n * _ * _ ? ; i.i. >?_ nu.M.l.- o a certain nigni .nr. rniuus was piuuuiag u his way through Alien street in reply to s a professional call. A dark, dismal street a it was. on which ? burning sun had s beamed down all day Ion H taker's 1 oven that had been roasting rich and poor * and was now coaling off, while the N chimes of ti.e far away ch rch bells >ang themselves to rest; a black cavern of a c street, fit, you would think, only for * murder and rapine. Mr. 1 hibbs was in c it,and his eyes?very sharp, black eyes ? set in dark caves of sockets, with lashes ' likejbusbes above them, wandered up and 1 down the great storehouse 3. He was a v well built man, with a very long nose and a an over lip that was always being bitten by his white teeth as though it had done wrong. l_ un tms nignt ne cnrnen a s u< net in ins j, hand. Who could tell his thoughts as bis i eyes run up and down the blat-k fronts ? Were they of all the precious things stored within, of the fabr cs dainty and rare, or of the tired, weary hands that had made them n"d (ou d never touch them again? m Mr. Phibbs stopped at the door of one. He smoothed the iron bolts gent y nud s soothingly as th ir.gh the bolts had no r one to blame but th.msulvcs for not ] knowing him sooner. lie r.:n his hand a uj) and down the iron shutter also in a j reproachful manner, How still and culm v the great street is, like a cathcd al when j the organ is hushed. Quickly the satchel t. is opened and a bar of steel is i:i the hand o of the burglar. It rest-01 the iron shutter. " Hark! "Wh t was that? A step? No, ? oaly the sobbing of the wind. The bar 3 cuts into the iion deeper and deeper, h Again the sound lower and fainter, but ^ still the same. The 1 ar of stu-l is in the man's left hand and a g ca nin^ revolver f( in his right, when the 8 mn 1 comes asain. j, this t:'mu from his very foot. The m wn j] draws her veil of cloud and the white h light shines down on a little childish p face there at the crack^m- n's feet. tl Mr. Phibbs, from the nature of his j; profession, was accustomvd to surprises. ti He b nt his glance and saw that the face 0 below him was not of Allen street. It Sj was a tender fac.*?only to be kissed by mother's lips. On the little finder of t] the left hand gleamed a tiny gold ling p The collar at the throat was of lace, and v the other garments of rich texture. Mr. h Phibbs read the story in a secoud. He ? knew some mamma shopping in Grand h street had lost her child, and he knew that the baking sun 1 ad aim st stilled v the life beat in the little one. He felt f. the pulse. It had almo-t ceased to beat. 0 What would he do? I.et it die? It would v, only be one more little unfortunate swal- a lowei up by the streets, or perchance ^ -last on the bosom of the river. If he ^ were to give it to a poliecman he might \\ as woll say he w a? Mr. Phibbs at once. Let it die? Had he not seen others ^ prettier and fairer smother and starve ^ f it. _ x 1 _ 1 n?l _ j _ e in me tenement? iuereis a souna 01 a footsteps along the way. Slow, f-teady r, footsteps, and >lr. Phibbs knows they ( belong tf) a man in a blue uniform, f, WoulJ he es-ape himself and trust the t] policeman to find the child? The foot- jj steps arc nearer. A memo-y conies ove. $ a man's mind; a:i indistinct, strange y p.- memory and a face wrinkled a;id c:re- ? worn comes with it. A fac? it is look S] ing very calm, and Mr. Phibbs sce3 a v ; rocking cradle?what is that? The face a bends down and kisses the one in the f( cradle. How like and how unlike a burglar. Like a \veird*shndow a man is speeding noiselessly down Allen street. * At his breast is the face of a fh'Id. Beyond the great warehouses fl:ci the man; ft beyond the shuffling men and noisy N women on a lighted str ct: beyond the ' dark forms sleeping in the thoroughfare Sl down where the houses are thickest, but 1 ne' er bavond that wrinkled, careworn t f ce, nor the rockiug cradle fashioned t onij in memory. h ******* F Perhaps you read this one day in your !j daily paper: t Policeman Johnson of the Tenth Precinct ^ last night discovered a < ompleto kit o! burglar's too's on Allen street. M >st of them we e l1 in a satchel, but a jimmy was found <nthe h pavemeut. and the windows of the wholesale fi noase of Edwards & Co., dealers in silk, were v party forced. The policeman met a n an j carrying a similar sat.he! several hours before, and Police Su. e intwudent Brown, al- " though he will not admit as mtr-h, is confi- e dent from ?he description civen that the t notorious cia-ksman Bill Phibbs was sur- r prised in the perpetration of a robberv. The pol ce were looking for the man with the satchel. + **?*!?: This single room with the cot in one cornrr and the tatt"rc I chimin asleep in the other is Mr. Plubbs's lionu*. "Back a'rearly," cries the boy. suddenly waking: "why I thought?" 4ever think," says Mr. Phibbs, "go t foi a doctor." a "Oh, I see, Pop,'' soya the boy again, j "abduction, eh? All right, Pop, I'm off," e as Mr. Phibbs placcs a ser.seless child on I; the bed. Many strange things h d the t ragged boy seen in that room. Ho hud i seen bales of silk piled on the floor and s Bill Phibbs standing over it cursing r - . about an old m in with a hooked nose. 1 He had seen rouirh men divide piles of t greenbacks there, and more than once t ad l e seen Bill Phibb* totter in bruised t and bloody and pale, and many a time a " had he nursed the burglar's wounds. The boys returns in a minute and says I softly:" "2fo use, Pop, the doctor's o ?^i ' islecp." Bill Ph.bbs is chaffing the child s hands. lie drops them, looks at the shiniug barrel of his revolver and murmurs: "I'll have to wake him." An old man returns with Mr. l'hibbs, ?xclaiming as he does so: "And you thought I wouldn't come. Why, ble^s your soul, sir, I was over anxious, sir. Kven before you stuck your pistol in the window, sir.'' Mr. Phfbbs points to the child and the doctor hurries to the couch. Through that hot summer night a burglar chafed the hands of a child and x wonied docto.- wa'chcd. All night long a burglir watched a white, delicate face on a pillow, and when the morning sun had come, the doctor gone aud the white face life like again, a burglar thought h'i saw a smile on a wrinkled, careworn face that bent over a cradle fa<h'oncd only in memory. Mr. liiibbs moved the next day to anjther ?p:arter of tlie town. Ssveral men who had called ou him scowlcd at the 'air child playing with the gamiu, ana laid that Mr. Phibbs must give up keepng a foundling asylum. The child was very young and could lot tell i's name di tinctly. \s near as Mr. Phibbs could make out th- nr.rv* was Willie Grounds. It did not seem to mind ts new home much, and played and ompi d as merrily with the gamin as hough it had known him all his life. l'h> next day Mr. Phibbs put this noti e u the newspapers: "Personal?A ch'ld wearing a plain ;old ring found; parents or guardians vho claim the san e mny have it by idenifyiugit through th sj columns.'* On the following morning Mr. Phibb3 cad that he woul I r. ceive a liberal rcvard by restoring th: child to No. ?Vest street, lie went back to his loine. "Come, Willie," he said to the child, 4I am going to take you to your mamma," md very tenderly "he patted the curly lead as he sp ke. The chikl's eyes lightened, ne wa* anxious to go, and ift^r kissing the gamin many times he md Mr. 1 hibbs set out. He had grown >? <! tn Mr Pli lilw and was not urpri<ed lo see the cra< ksmun wearing >ig black whiskers as they left tho louse. Vr. l liibbs and the child were vithin a block of the residence when llr. Pbibbs paused. A gentleman was :oming down the stoop and Mr. lliibbs :new him. He wa3 the Superintendent ?f Police. "Ah, my hearty,'" ejaculated Mr. 'bibbs "so that's your game," and beore the child was aware of the fact he vas sitting by Mr. Phibbs's side in a coach ,ud rol ing down town. ****** Allen street is no longer broilin; and >aking in the sun. The ( hristmas days lave come! Christmas Eve with all itn I'gend', its ringing bells, its stories of fh>sts and go lms! Christmas Eve, >right and cheery J Christmas Eve, like . benedii tion on the land! .Mr. Phibb* sits b.-fore his fjrate; the ;amin plays on the floor and a lo.^t child is laying at a burglar's knee. Slowly but nrely the d lys are d. iving from acli Id's riind the memory of an early home, "here were his tin soldiers on the floor nd his rattle by the hearthstone. Mr. 'hibbj was very much changed. There ras a solemn, settled look on his face, le ne.er smi'ed except when he held the hiid on his knee. Veiy sag ly the limin shrok his head aud to d the o d * * * * - - i.f-i entleman witn tu n<;oKea nose: -rop s o:ng," pointing to his head. Mr. Phibbs went out that i.ight. There .ad been rumors of an o\er active Police uperintendent and Mr. Phibbs was io kig for .-.nother boarding house. He Dimd one and turned back to tho lodgigs. The hallway was very dark ai:d hre stairs creaked Never before had a ailway been so dark in the min 1 of Mr. 'hibb<, aud ihe stairs creakid as though hey were saying: "Phibbs. PhiLb?, 'hibbs, I've got you now. Phibbs." J To limed tbe knob of the doer, swung it p n ami stood still. There before him it ihe .Superintendent of Police with the hild on his knee. The bjrglir he;ird lie last words of thechi'd: "And oh, apa, papa, he's so good and so kind, oa w 11 love him." The gamin was in is corner. Mr. Phibbs's revolver was ointcd at the Police Superintendent's .art. "Don't move," he said, "or I'll bore on through." Tho child clung to its ither's knee. He had ne-er seen the ver lip as now being gnashed by the hite teeth, nor the gravev.s g cam Lke "patithe r's before. He had never seen Ir. Phibbs so cool, so deadly and so 'oodless as he stood there, holding the fe of his fa!h?r in h:s hand. " antrl lmrorl.ar fVlIll v.iv 7 j ----- >ig an I get down into the street."' The oy did so. "And now, said Mr. Phibbs, 5 his clear, gray eye ran along the barel, "I am going, too. You have your 'hrijtmas present in your arms.Only Dr a second the eye \vav> red as it fell on be face of the child. "Good-bye, Wilie!" said the man's voice. The door wung shut and locked, and when Police uj erintendent Brown and his child were i the street they saw only the driving now flakes wrapping up the city in a rhite mantle, ana covering all its sins ud its sorrows and its crimes beneath its ;>lds.?Neo York Graphic. llephants Scared by Little Tilings. "It is a well known fact that elephants re afraid of small objects, said Hiad itepcr Byrr.e at the Zoological Garden, 'and I have seen one of them almost cared into a ft at the sight of a morse, 'he.'e warm days we have been giving hem a bath at 4 o'clock, and to amuse hem and the spectators we have thrown alf a dozen inflated bladders into the ion'1 when they went into swim. At irst they almo t scared them to death, "hen Km press struck at one with her r.;nk, ami when it bounded into the air iOth trumpeted and scrambled out of the ond. Empress, who h is the curiosity ol or se< and a mind of her own, gently shed one of the bladders out of the rater and then kicked at it with her lind fe t. No serious resuls following, he continued her investigations, which nded by her putting her front foot on he bladder. It exploded with a loud epoit, and the two c-le >hants scampered tome."?Philadelphia Timrs. Don't Blind the Babies. Has it ever occurred to those who p rhase cpnr hcs for their babies, and who ;iike it a point to sel ct the brightest olors they can find for the screen that is inei p )S3d between the eye< of the child and he sun, that they arc liable to do irrcparble injury to the vision of the little ones? Ln infant generally lies o;i its back, its vcs, oi course, upturned lowaru uic >right covering above it, its ga/.e being he more intense tlie brighter the coverng and tire rao e dircct~the rays of the un upon it. Nothing but injury can esult from such thoughtless exposure. In experienced nur-e says there cannot >e a doubt as to the injurious effects of h~S3 bright 50-called shields upon the . nder eyes of children. Parents who re wise will select the darker and denser hades, even though they may not be as lands*.me or showy in th ir eyes as some if those which are more fashionable. t POPULAR SCIENCE. Does the sunlight falling upon an ordinary wood Are have any effect upon its burning? It is a popular notion that the fire burns more feebly when the sun shines full upon it. It is now alleged by scientific men thtit there may be some 1 such influence produced by the action of 1 the sun, An English statistical writer says that while population in Europe and the Uni' ted States has risen thirty-four per cent. since 18o0, working power has increased ' 10? per cent., a-.d as a consequence of this five men can now accomplish as much as six in 1870 or eight in 18>0. \ The world's steam power is now five and one-half times what was in 1830. The motto of science is still excelsior. Held by wire ropes to the tip-top point of Sonbliff mountain, a peak 10,000 feet high in the Tyrolesc Alps, is a new block-house. Flanking it is a massive I stone turret. A wire ropeway ?,uuu ieet | I iong leads down the mountain. In this block-house is to dwcli a meteorologist, and his observatory is higher than any other meteorologist's in Europe. A paradoxical observation is that while menthrol, a remedy for neuralgia, imparts a sensation of coldno*, the part^ j' rubbed with it are really hotter than the j surrounding skin. Th:s < onfii ms the n.'wly advanc d theory that scn-ations of heat and of cold arc conveyed by two distinct sets of nerves, the menthrol seeming to powerfully stimulate nerves of cold. Rev. F. Howlett, of the London Astrouomical Society, has confirmed long1 entertained doubts concerning the cor! r^ctncss of the generally accented theory j that sunspotsare depressions in the solar surfa c. Though himself an observer of I the sun for many years, neither he nor j friends requested to verify hi3 results | have been able to sec any spot as a notch j when at the sun's edge. j In Geinnny, Strasburger has successfully grafted stramonium spccies.com! m n tobacco, henbanj, atropa belladonna, and petunia upon the common pot .to plant. The most remarkable result is that, when datura stramonium was grafted upon a potato plant, the normala?n?arin<? ootatoes borne by the latter were found to b-? impregnated with atropine. It is not st ited. however, whether the tobacco grafts infected the tubers with nicotine. Tschuuy had already grafted the tomato upon the potato, producing potatoes from the butt m and tomatoes from the top of the same plant. In the village of Mevrin (Canton 01 Geneva) some disused wells have been hermetically sealed to serve as barometers to the people. An oiitice about an inch in diameter is made in the cover of the well, by which the in term! air is putin communication with the external. When the air pressure outside diminishes on the approach of a storm, the air in the well escapes and blows a whistle in connection with the orifice, and in this way notice of a storm's approach is given to the inhabitants. If, on the contrary, the pressure increases,, a different sound is produced by the entry of the air into the well, and the probability of fine weather is announced. Shoes in the Confederacy. The dearth of leather also drove the people to all sorts of grotesque expedients. Sole leather especially, owing to the difficulty wh'ch the small tanneries i a i-inr?nnr>nd in itq T?m Illation W:19 C!f. trcmely scarce. "Woud, which had long bc^n worn to a very limited extent by the slaves in some loculiiies, now came inlo general use in the making of .^hoos. A wooden shoe was among the very first inveniions patented under th2 Confederate irovernment. In the beginnii g a considerable variety of shapes prevailed. Some could do no better than dig out a lude wooden receptacle for thj foot, a travesty on the 8'tfwt worn by the Kren h peasants; a strip of leather being atached to the top, by means of which the clog was sccured to the ankle. But by far the lest and most comfortal?!e s-tyle, and one which was adopted whenever the additional leather rcqui ed was to be had, was a simple s:>le of ash, willow, or some light wood to which full leathern uppers were fastened with tacks. At first theso were made so thick, in order to insure durability, that among their various other effects was that of adding very sensibily to ths suture of the community. Later on it was found better to make the soles thinner, and protect them from wear by nailing on their bottoms light irons, similar in shape to horseshoe.*. They were necessarily the noisiest shoe ever worn, always announcing the approach of their wearers at a good round distance. When th" air was clear and the ground frozen, one was by this means kept w-cll apprised of the movements of his immedi"Fanp/Mjillv rliil flipir t?1l- I llfcC uig"v ? j tale clatter make them the abomination of the negro in his nocturnal ramble3. The dismay of nervous people and careful housewives, thair effect indoors was indeed something terrific, though after irons came into vogue and lessened the impacting s-urface, th.i clatter wa* toned down to something under the tramp of a horse. Nor were they much less destructive to floors, while carpets simply did not exist in their wake. Despite the scrubbings and semirings of a qunr-. tor of a century, their rnuks are yet to be seen in some houses. The use of wooden bottoms for shoes w.is by no means confined to the negroes. They were worn by the majority of laboring people, as well as by many of both sexes who had been reared iu affluence. The scarcity of the last winter or the war drove whole fam'lic3 into them, except the little feet which could not be trusted to steer such craft, but bore their share of martyrdom by being imprisoned in-1 doors throughout the live-long dreary months.?David Dodqe, in A'lanlic. Popping the Question. M >rv had a bashful beau Who came long lime a cooiug; Than .-he, from pity of his woe, Saw she must a d his wooing. So. making rosebuds of fcer mouth And with her heart a-quiver, S!;e said her pa was go.'ng Soutli To see a lovely river. "Now. Cha'Te, g:ie^ its funny name," She told the youth elated. And when ho couldn't sha, aflame, Cried: "Kissimee," and waited. Alas she wnite 1 all in vnin, The lover \va< so stupid. "Ab, me," she siglnl, "I must be plain: Do give mo courage, Cupid!" Then gayly laughed, "Key West, you know. Unhealthy is for strangers: What must I say if pa should ?0 To warn him of its dangers <:You tell me," spoke the lover flushed Afraid to make suggestion. "Why, Charlie, I will say," she blushed, "\\ on t you, Fop, tho Key West shun?' MORAL. Re "popped'- and 3h? Cried "certainly." ?H, C. Doige, in Tid-Bils. BUDGET_0F FUN. HUMOROUS SKETCHES FRO VARIOUS SOURCES. Absent-Mimlcd?A New Use for I ajjara?His Preference?Johnny's Timely Suggestion ?Dutton's Dinner A man gave a next-door neighbo (log some nitro-glycerine pills. Ail lie later the clog came snarling r,t tbe ma; lieels, and the latter, in an absent-mind manner, planted a vigorous ki :k betwc the animal's ribs. The dog instanl went away in diveis pieces, and tne d< tor says the man will live if blood-p soning doesn't follow the amputation his right foot. The owner of the d has concluded not to prosecute.?Drul Majazinc. A New Use for Niagara. Husband?"Let us go to Niagara Fa next week. I should like very much ] you and I to spend a week there, think I should en^oy it very much." Wife?"'It- is very unusual for you be so considerate toward me. "Why you want to take me to Niagara Fall: Husband?"Smith took h,s wife thi last week and he said s.he was specchl with awe, and I just thought perhaps Ouch! let go my hair. Can't you ta a joket Ouch! Let go, I tay. I'll ? you that new bonnet.'?S-ftings. Hi.4 Preference. Arkansaw backwoods school-tcael] (to boyi?"Dic'l you want to come school?" Boy?"Wan't hurtin' ter come.'' Teacher?"But you thought it bet to get an education, chs" Boy?"Didn't think cr nuff uv it hurt me." Teacher?"Then why did you come: Boy?"Wall, dad ho said I had 1 plow ther Dew gronn' with er b tongue er go tcr school, it didn't matt cr blume which, so I come ter schoi thinkin' I'd tr}' it cr few falls." Teacher?"How do you like it a3 f as you've got:" Boy?"Ain't dead in love with it." Teacher?"Here, take this book, no and let me teach you your letters." Boy?"Ain't, got no letters. Sis is th only one oa ther place that git* ai letters." TY-uchcr?"I mean that you must lea the alphabet." Boy (contemptuoiiuly) ? "Whut, i them marks?" Teacher?"Yes." Boy (taking up his hat)?"Wall, < good-by. I'd ru'.her rassle with th bull tongue."?Arkinsaw Trace er. Johnny's Timely Suggestion. There's a boy up on Bagg strict wl willncv^r work an old claim or buy ealted mine. His father, who is a we known bu.sir.e s gentleman, has been co templating an outing to tr'ault bte. Mai County, uext month, und hal promisi to take title lad along to lejrn how to u a trout rod. Naturally enough Johni has talked and dreamod of liitle besid trouting ever since the promise w made; has brought his rod and l'n into the dining-room and angled f imaginary "speckled beauties" dail occasionally hooking the baby, ; ntil, end the confu-ion and catastrophe, tl father has been endeavoring to so i model his plans as to permit hin make the trip at once and give the bal a chance for its life. Yeste 3ay the family rc-eirerl a cj from a fat relative who reside) in Yo: State, and who was on his way hon from a trip up the lakes?a we.l-fed m: with a Daniel 1 ambert enormity of bod "Uncle Ed," said .Johnny, at the fir favorable lu.l in the conversation, "U cle Ed, did you stop at tha Sault?" ''Yes, Johnny, I was there three clays "Did you go a-tishing?" "Yes; Charley McCarthy and I we out trouting every day." "Did you catch any fish?" "Lota of th'm. Had 'em for breal fast. I rilled my vest full of them evei morning." Johnny gazed upon the vast expan of vest front for a moment and th< "b.ought down the house" by exclaic iug; "Pa;a., let us go somewhere elsu, whe the fish hain't all been caught."?Letn Free Press. Mutton's Dinner. Certainly Jim Dutton was a dude. 1 was a dude clerk in a Texas store. I is a frequent visitor at the palatial ma sion of Judge Peterby. Dutton is special pet of Mrs. Peterby, and is si pected of h iving de3ign< on the affc tions of Miss Mollie Peterby, the bdle Austin, who is also wealthy. A few days ago Jim was invited dine at o'clock at the Peterby tnansio but he heard during the morning ihat prominent sheepman would be at t ftore about that time to purchase a b bill of goorls, so Jim had to forego tl pleasure of diniug with the Peterby s. A little after throe Jim said to tl colored porter, Sam Johnsing: "Sam, I want you to go to Mrs. Jud< Peterby, give her my compliments, ai tell her that I regret my inability to 1 present at dinner." "lcs, sail. " "And, Sam, take my dinner buck with you. and on your way back brii mc ray dinner frorr. the restaurant on t corner, and bo quick about it." In due tim<; ifa:n returned with tl dinner bucket. "Did you tell Mr4. Peterby that could not come V "Ves." "What did she say ?" "She jess lafferl." Sam opened the itnn?r bucket, ai spread the contents on the table in t office, when this conversation o -currei "Why, wlnt is this ?" said Dutton, amazemei.t, "I told you to bring me n ordinary dinner, an .1 here you broug me a dinner fit for a king." "I jess tuck what Mrs. Peterby gi me." "What! Mrs. Peterby put up this di uer?" "Yen. s*h, I tole her what you said.' "What aid I say:" "You tole mj tcr tell Mrs. Peterby d 7'>U cauinn c ( one icr uiiuicr, uuu i Tier to put your dinner in de bucket." "Oh, my God!" said Dutton, sinkii bark into his cha r. It was some tin before he recovered. Then he solil qui/.cd: "How can I re-establish myself in h good graces? I know how III mana; it. Here, Sam." "Yes, sail." "Take this two dollar bill, go to tl florist's, buy a handsome bouquet at take it to 'Mrs. Pel.erby, with my cor wliments." "le*. snu. "Do you understand mc?" "Yes, sah." In a short time S.im returned with broad grin 0:1 his face. "Did you give those flowers to Mi Peterby'f" "Yes, sah. She tuck de flowers." "What did 9hc say?" "She said she was eber so m obleeged. and she wanted ter gib n quarter, but I tole her yer can't come game on me; dem flowers cost two < ... lars." As Sam passed over the ba k U Dutton got a fair shot at him but mii him. An intelligent colored porter get a job by applying on the premise Tcxnt S'f/ingsr's ?" lur Shrimps. "Where do shrimps come from?" cci quired a San Francisco Call reporter i?n an oyster-saloon keeper, k'y "Shrimps come from? Why, the >(i" is full of them. There arc eight or 01" fisheries along the Quentin and sev ?' down south It was estimated by ??> Fish Commissioners, a couple or so y< c" ago, that as much as twenty tons shrimps were daily taken from the 1 The business is now entirely contro by Chinese?they arc the only ones i ,11s can make it pay. They bring tl for around daily to the restaurants. ' I greater quantity, however, they dry send to China, where they are ostcei to an epicurean dish. I believe a con: do ernblo quantity of the supply is also 3." to hogs, which wax fat upon them. ' ?re California shrimp, I suppose you km ess is the largest and most edible of its ki i_ The shrimps we u?cd to have in I ke York were not near so large, and they ret not have the flavor of the C'alifo ' shrimp. When I first came here, eh een years ago, people did not know" superiority of shrimps, and there v [Cr ! few of them to be gotten. The Itali t0 first took to the business of fis lingth They used to sell them at tw> bi pound. They were found to be so p: tcr tif.il that the price went gradu down, ainking to 15 cents, then t ?Cr ! cents. This was too cheap to pay I the fishing, and the Italians gave business entirely up to the Chinese. er | now buy them at the regular price < jjU | cents. They are being received v er continually increasing lavor, ana fl spread from a resta irant dish to prii ' tables. They are generally served ai oyster saloons as a prelude to regi ar dishes.1' "Do they live on cadavers?'' inqui the scribe?-' ' "Nonsense! No, the shrimp is an < curean i i his modest aquatic way. ' princip.il diet is marine insects, altho' ^ he is not averse to a piicc of raw wben he gets an opjx>rtunity. Howe lie is more the hunted than the hun j. Many larger fish esteem him a rare d * cacy, and they make his life a burdei him. When he is not foraging for f the shrimp buries himself in the sand, ' all there is viable of him are his 1 1 long eyes protruding." "IIow are they,caught?" "Well, you ought to go down and the fisheries. Fishing shrimp is rcdu 30 to a science, and is very in'cresting. ' a Chinamen stake out nets between posts in the water. The nets are fui shaped, and as the tide comes in ie shrimps drift in in regular (hann When the tide goes out the fishermen 9e verse the funnel and catch a new The shrimps when alive are white e3 complexion. They a:c then thrown i a9 a vat of boiling 6alt water, and a? t 03 are cooked they assume that rich aub or hue." y, "Is that all the culinary prcparal to they receive before they are put upon he table?" e* "Yes, that's all. They are brough to us a'rea ly cooked and we dish them ^ as they are. As I said, the greater | tion of them are dried and sent to Chi 111 This process in itself is interest] rk After cooking them the Chinese spr them out in the sun. where they rem until perfectly dry and th'j meat is sh y- eled up. They then go at them wit st flail, as though they were thrash n" strain, and the dry shell is broken beaten off. These are blown off and " kernels collected and packed in be for shipment to China." re The Washington Family. At the dedication of th3 Washing ry National Mouument invitations were s to nearly 300 members of the Washi ton family by direct descent or by col In eral marriages. Thirteen gentlemen b< tt" ing the nam? of Washington sat toget on the floor of the House of Reprcsei r? tives on the occasion of the dedicat n services, ?nd besides, in the gallery, tl were thirty ladies who claimed kind with the family. Washington, of cju had no direct descendants, but he hadi le half brothers and one half sister, as \ Ic as two full brothers and one fall sis n- all of whom had families. His sister B< ft mnrrie.-l anr> Ir?ft ftlarnrft "ftmilv. His 1 ls- brothers, Charles aid Samuel, both n c ried and settled in the valley of Virgi of on large and most productive far Charlestown, the county seat of Jet to son County, W. Ya., was mmed a n, Charles Washington. Ilis brother S; a ud owned an adjoining plantation he nearly 2,000 acrcs of land. Samuel ig married five times, though he died at tie ago of forty-six. The descendants Samuel are very numerous Tho?e ic Charles, however, are comparatively f The Was'.ington fnmilies ar.> mo<t ?e merous in Virginia. Tennes-ee, and K ?d tucky, but a considerable number of tl be also reside in Ohio, Minnesota, Pe sylvania, California, and Georgia, wl they have usually settled on the n et productive farm lands. As another cl ig acteristic it may be stated that t he are unambitious for public positi but whenever thev have filled positi !>" ' 1 L 1.1 * .1 4-1 OI irubb WUy lliivc u:.^uaii>i duties with fidelity. The ability I Judge Hu-hrod "Washington, a mem of the Supreme Court, and his able ports, will suggest themselves to minds of every one. George C. Wf ington, who represented a Maryland < id trict in Congress, was a man of fair a he' ity. It was his son, Louis A. Washi ton, wha was captured by John Bro< in t'iken to Harper's Ferry, and shut *y with him when he was besieged by ht United States Marine?and 'akon. Al other "Washing ons have studied 1: jv and some medicir.e. but a greater ni Ler of them take to mathematics, *urv n- ing, a id farming AVhen they have gaged in merchandising it has usu: " been in connection with the managem of their estates. Both the fall b. otl: at of Washington were deceased before or (,'cneral. The General died possessed large amounts of excc'lent land in \ >g ginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and devi ?e these lands to his nephews, who wcr< o- conserjucnce put in possession of con< erablc estates that made them indepe er ent, influential, and prosperous citiz je | in the neighborhoods where they livi They nearly all married young ana l families. 1 lie "Washington^ have alw ie been fond of the gun, and the most no id horsemen of the sections in which tl n- lived. Their personal appearance, a class, has been characterized by tall, la boned frames and strong, well cut \ tures. In their habits they are social t hospitable to a degree of extravagan * They have been free, good livers, and cas'onally some have indulged too fr? 3. in spirits, but cases of inebriates am< them are exceptions. ?Ben: PerJey Pot "GUNBOAT GREEN." I inch a A SOUTHERN PAPER S TALE OF ,d?1 A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER. doljnce Taunted by Comrades for Showjnjf >8cd the White Feather, He Mounts can the Breastworks and Shoots ? Seventj-Two Federals. I.i Company E, of the Thirty-first r nuivii.ina. t:iere wa? a m in named Green. ' in- The boy* went into iervice in the spring ' of of 'ii2, and for some time had very little to do. Green soon made bimsclf one of hay. the most popular men in camp. He was ten something of a humorist and his talents eral as a story teller made him always enterthe tainiug. i Sar? When the Thirty-first sniffed gunpow1 der for the firjt time, Greeu turned up 5ay* missing. He had >i fit and was unable to J" handle a gun. In the second engngey 0 mailt the poor fellow had a spasm and Iwas again kept away from the front. The *"? soldiers began to have their suspicions an(* and when their unfortunate comrade fell "? a victim to rheumatism on the eve of another fight, they spoke out in pretty J,? plain tc:ms. Green was so deviled by the boys that he was driven nearly crazy. Just about that time thera was a call for volunteers ?-e* to (to ud the Ya oo Kiver on a gunboat | dl. expedition. To the surprise of all, the r"ia chronic invalid volunteered. The ex$ ped tion lasted ab:>ut six weeks and no * e fighting occurred. Green, however, rere swelled with pride at the thought of his iain soldierly conduct, and l>ia;?ged so lustily that his companions nick named him ts a "Gunboat Green." By degree< it began i?" to dawn on him that he was the butt of a J the regiment, and then he became sulky and d.saleable. tjje But the time came when the gallant ^ye Louisianians had something more import0f g ant to think of than "Gunboat Green." rj+v They were driven into the "bull-pen" at avc Vicksburg by Grant's swarming legions, and every soldier had to do his duty like aU a little man. The corps to which Green jjar belonged was stationed behind a crescentshapi'd breastwork seven mi.'es in leDgth. ;rC(j The land in front for some distance was level, and then sloped down a i a vine and nn <i at- .nn hill 1 hp timber had all been llis cut down, 80 there was a clean sweep. iiffh ^ne a^cru0011 ^e Federals charged ggjj the breastworks. They placed the'r 1 ver sharpshooters on the hill to pick off the ! f.' Confederates wheu they showed their heads. The Federals charged in four ' a tQ columns, four deep. The Confederates 00(j remained in the pits four deep, and held an(j their fire until the Federals were within two sixty yards. Then the front rank opened 1 tire and fell back, and the second, and so on until every gun had been emptied see with terrible execution. Fiually, the ce(j assaulting party fell back behind the pjje timber that had been cut down, to await two the coming of night. In this position mej they were protected except from the top the ?* the breastworks, and the Confederates ! cjg would not tnke that exposed position on ' account of the sharpshooters. j0? At this juncture an event of the most , Jq unexpected and paralyzing nature ocnt0 curred. Down in ths pits a crowd of ke_ rough fellows were tormenting ;'Gunur^ boat Green." One man told him that he was looking rather pale, and advised ,-nn him to go to the hospital. the "Never mind about my looks," said Green, "I have a presentiment that I am t to going to be killed." up "By a nervous shock," suggested a jor- corporal, a id then tlie:e was a laugh. ina. The object of all this ridicule gritted n<T. hi* teeth, and his eyes flashed fire. Caj "HI swear, boys," said one of the uxin company, 4 that if a bullet is found in riv- 'Gunboat Green' after his death it will h ft be one that he swallowed." in<r Stung beyond endurance by these and taunts Green seized hi-j m-.isket and ran the at speed until he reached the top of ixes the breastworks. Here he had the Federals behind the fallen timber in full view r.nd easy range. For a moment both armies looked on in breathless wonder. On that seven-mile line of breastton wor^3 Green was the only man to be lent seen' Then the sharpshooters comn,r_ menced fi.ing nt him. With a white lat- Ia e' Diaz,uo eyes, ana nervc3 sireuneu to their utmost tension he took aim and her ^re(*' Time an-l again he reloaded and lta_ pulled triggjr. each time hitting his " man. By this time the sharpshooters tore Wi-re firing a thousand shots per minute re(j at him. Some of the Confederat?s rse begged him to come down, but an officer two sat*: veil '"I^et the blanked fool alone, they ter, can't hit him." ;tty The men in the pits threw up a lot of two cartridges, and Green < ontinued to fire at lar- regular intervals. Bullets flew past him ,nia thick as hail,but not a hair of hi* head was ma. harmed, finally the brigade that he i fer- wa< slaughtering in his mer. iless fashion ftcr could stand it no longer. They broke < ara- and ran up the hill, losing several more 1 of on the way up under the tire of the soliwas tary s:>ldier on the breastworks, the ' Gunboat Green'' was the hero of the l of hour. Officers and privates surged , of around him. shaking him by the hand ] ew- and applauding h's bravery. Just before ' nit. dark the Federals letired, and a party of ;en- 1 0 iiianians went out to look as the relem s,l't of (irecu's bloody markmanship. It | :un- waa found by actual count that his mus- ' icre ket had killed seventy-two Federals. ^ lost Green insisted that he had killed ninety, ^ jar. but it is tnougnt mat some 01 mem were . hey only wonded, and their friends had j ion, drjgjcd them off. About the seventyons two dead men there co ild be no doubt, icir They were there, and as their bodies lay J of in a place where wai not a single corpse ber before Green commenced firing, it was j re- p!a:n enough that he had brought them , the dowa. , ish- A special report concerning Green was ? lis- sent to the commanding General that ( bil- night. The result would doubtless have ( ng- been promotion but for the fact that on j | >vn, the following morning-"Gunboat Green" 'j up was nowhere to be found. Later it was ( the ascertained that he hud deserted and , few joined Grnnt's army. Nothing farther ( iw, was ever heard from him.?Atlanta Con- ? inj- stitution. ] ey- , en- Work for Rich Young Men. \ illv en*t The truth is, the modern development I icrd of outdoor sp ;rts of all kinda is proving 1 tl'.e ^1C 9a^vat'oa ?* the very large class of ' I wealthy young men. One of the physi- 1 ci..ns in Jlloomingdale Insane anlum ? SC(j told me the other day that the percent- ' : in a?c ?* '''s Pat'ents who had lost their ' mind simply because they had never had 1 nj. any occupation was startling. One of i the mtients there, a member of one of ens ? 4 ' S(j New York's old families, that reckons its ' eft c'^' Prol)crty ky the acre, sat idle in his avg club window until he finally concluded that he was dead. So they buried him in Bloomingdalc, where he met a number g ^ of his old set. Everybody that knows ( r(TC the people can name three harmless, but more or less unpleasant imbeciles, who , jjj'jJ are regularly invited to dinner, and to \ [CC social gatherings of all kinds, where j oc'm their idiocy is jeered at to the intense , ,ej? delight of the young people and without ( )n? remonstrance on the part of the elderly. | Jr? ?Brooklyn Eagle. j ^ ."v. / '' "lisp WORDS OF WISDOM. He is well paid that is well satisfied. A young man idle, on old man needy. The good paymaster is lord of another man's purse. Hear one man before you answer; hear several before ycu decide. .. . Only the lazy hope to attain prosperity without wcrk or self-denial. If you would have a faithful servant, and one that jou like, serve yourself. "Except wind stands as never it stood, it is an ill wind turns none to good-" Society is a troop of thinkers, and the best heads among them take the best t places. Unclaimed promises are like uncashed checks; they will keep us from bankruptcy, but net from want. Vice incapacitates a mm from all public duty; it w:thers the power of his understanding, and makes his mind paralytic. Study rather to fill your mind than your coffers, knowing that gold and silver were o; finally mingled with dirt, until avarice or ambition parted them. Nothing will supply the want of sun" shine to peaches; rn l, to make knowledge valuable, you must have the cheerfulness of wisdom. Coodness smiles to the last. Ti !. X. J.-1I 1 a./. Aaf n is easy iu icu wueu uiuuis oic uw>tered, but not when we orlrselves are; and every man and woman will lend firm belief to the soft nothings of the very man they believe to be an arrant f atterei when other are in the ccse. ? ; /-Many men fail in life because, when young,they form a false judgment touch- . ing their mental capacities and inclinations, and are ever after engaged in. the task of proving to themselves and other* that their verdict was a juat one. A Kentucky Snake Eater. Mr. G. F. McQuccn, of this city, at one time connected with the Kentucky Stock Farm, has qui e a local reputation "'[ & as an eater, writes a Lexington (Ky.) correspondeut of the (. inciunati Enquirer. I had a long talk with baa, and hfi a$fi he has eatjn a'.ong the whole line of dishes?American, English, German, French and Italian. But for a dish that will make the gods ?tnack their lips in penuine satisfaction, give him fat black Bnakes, fried in butter and lard, or better in nice snake oil. When snakes are in season he euts them every few days. He also classes snails among his list of delicacies. These he cooks with macaroni" "When did you first commence eating Bnakes?" asked the reporter. "In 1858 I wa< in California among s. ' the Indians. They ate suakei, gonerally black and rattle snake. I once ta9ted a piece of the latter, which they had cooked. I found it h;d a delicate flavor, but 1 ma not tnen iikc cneiuen ui eaung Bnakes. This repugnance, I found was only an idea, there bein^r no reason for it. I camj home to Franklin County, Kentucky, in 1859. While at home I went out in a clearing, near my father's house, and saw an old Irish hermit, who had resided there many years, kill a black snake. He started to his cabin with it, dragging it behind him. He laid it out on a plank, cut off the head and threw the body in a bc.l of hot ashes to skin it. I asked him what Lc was going to do. He said he was g >ing lo eat it; that it was fine food,and invited m; to sup with him. I complied with hi3 request. After skinning it he laid it in salt and water for a while. He th n fiiud it in butter and laid, and it wai really delicious. The , . more I ate the more I wanted. Since that time I have bad a weakness for snake meat, especially black snakes. I am afraid of the meat of rattlesnakes.- I ' often give a half dollar for a good sized black snake, which I cook myself. Every year I manage to get some. Since I have been in Lexington I have not been fortunate enough to indulge my taste as often as I would like. Good, nice, fat black snakes are scarce in old settled 1 - - - 1ji? ? j t uawa 4a fkam counties llKe mis, auu i uuyc tu gcw bugw from other places. An old man who lives in one of the mountain countics, and is a trapper and hunter, and also appreciates the delicacy, often sends me bla .k snake oil, which I use to fry doughnuts in." At this juncture the speaker opened & little handbag, which he js in the habit of carrying all the time, and from it took a doughnut, fried in snake oil. Breaking it in two, he ate half with great gusto, proffering the other half lo your reporter. 'Not any, thanks." replied the reporter to his pressing invitation to "try it" "It is splendid. A snake eats nothing but what is nice and clcan. and it stands to reason that it is good. It does not eat filth like a hog." McQueen is a robust, brawny man of ?vcr six feet in height, and a man of intelligence. The Olive Eaters. > The extent to which the olive is used rarles greatly in different couutries. Ia lorthern countries it is used chiefly as a elish eaten by itself, or as a sauce, seajoning or stuffing for meats, fowls or ame. It is oa the tables of the rich kvliat the French call a hors d'eeuvre? hat is, a side dish or table superfluity. But it is far otherwise with the pooT in ;he south of Europe, to whom it is an mportant article of diet. In ancient times ;he poor made an entire meal of bread ind olives. It i* still the same in sorue jarts of Europ3, vherc a peasant thinks limself prepared for a journey with a jiccc of bread under his aim and a hand;ul of olive3 in his pocket. In Southern [taly no meal is made without o'.ives. rhe olive merchants pass regularly at nipper time through the poorer quarters )f the city. It is the Spanish habit to jat olives at the end of a meal, but not ml ? ( .00 many. 1 nrju ur iuji nic uouuuj ;hought enough, or if they arc very good >ne may eat a dozen. An Italian author ecommends the jK-rserviLg of Spanish )lives?that is. of those grown on Italian loll?but prefers those called Saint Francis, which is common at Ascoli, where it attains the size of a walnut. It .9, however, <renenillv agreed among ourmets that the smaller olives are best :or eating. The mariner of treatment has, icvertheless, jerhaps, something to do with the coarse quality of the Spanish ilive when found in the peninsula. Dlives are preserved in Italy, as elsewhere, in weak lye or brine. They are ilso bruised, stuffed in the Bordeaux manner or dried. In eastern countries, whence the olive came, the fruit forms jtlll an important article of diet.?San j Francisco Chronicle. The National Dc3ire. To wear a uniform is the ambition of svery male citizcn of the United States. He feels that ambition when he draws nn his first pair of pantaloons, and continues to feel it until he lies down to die. Since the war the ambition to wear a unifoim has become particularly noticeable. I am not s<jre but that it has led some individuals to breek into the penitentiaries.?Atlanta Constitution.