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BY W. B. DERRICK.
You asked me, sir, to write for you
A poem or a song:
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But will not make it long;
For, if I should let loose my thoughts,
Which close their vigils keep,
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- BILL ARP's LETTER.
HE TALKS ABOUT ANIMALS IN F
Brer rabbit still holds his own in I
these parts. Hundreds of them E
have been killed this winter around s
my farm, but there seeis to be a s
good stock left, neither guns nor g
dogs have made much impression. s
Brer rabbit is not as timid a creat. i
ure as he is supposed to be. He is t
more sly than timid. He comes (
into my garden and my orchard i
every night and barks the apple c
sprouts and he comes at least a c
quarter of a mile, for there is no c
hiding place nearer, and the dogs I
and boys perambulate the grounds c
every day and they have watched 9
him-#t night but still he coies. c
Uncle Remus has elevated the rab- t
bit into consequence and I reckon '
ne may be called che nation's pet, s
for all the other pets are gone and E
he alone holds the fort. Brer v
Wolf has left us for parts unknown. L
Uncle Remus has thrown a charm v
about him, and now half the men t
you meet have got a rabbit's hind r
foot in their pocket, but the foot a
don't seem to bring good luck every I
time and I never knew why until I I
talked of Ole Uncle Isham, and he e
said "Lawsy massy, Mas William 2
'dem foaks needn't put der trust d
in every kind of rabbit's foot dat g
cum along. Dar ain't but one I
kind of foot dat keep de witchery a
off and dat is de off hine "oot of a f
buck rabbit dats been killed in a c
grave yard at de full of the moon, d
twixt sun dowhi and dark. Dats it. F
Dem kine of foot mighty hard to h
git, but when you do git him, he t
beats everything. He beats horse- v
shoe over de door, and frog under a
de step, and screech owl's toes in d
de handle ob de gourd. I neber F
had any bad iuck twell I loss my Ii
rabbit foot dat my young massa kill a
for me. I loss him durin ob de t
war and den my bad luck begin." ?
It is curious bow these sepersti
tions hang around and cling to i:
people. People of every land and r
of every color, and in all ages that I
history of tradition tells about. d
Somehow or other,'-we cant help be- 2J
ing superstitious, and it comes just a
as natural as religion. The negroes f
have been juggling with the rabbit c
and the wolf and the fox ever since r
there were negroes. Over 2.000 a
years ago, .Esop immortalized him
self and the fox and the frog and
the owl, and other small animals
by making them talk. Small ani
mals seem to be mnore mysterious ~
and have more power over the hu
man race than big ones. I reckon
that is because the big ones have
less cunning and cant hide so easi
ly, and this is very fortunate, for a
man couldent conveniently carry
an elephant's foot in his pocket. ~
White elephants are set up pretty ,
high in the east because they are
so scarce. Even the civilized na
tions have their national pets that
they swear by the stamp of their
money. England has a lion, but
I reckon he is called Johnny Bull,
because he eats so much beef.
Russia has a bear and we have got
an eagle which is not of much con
sequence, for he dont do anything
worthy of admiration. I would
rather have,.had a horse or dog, for
they have character and are useful.1
I was reading an old time book
about the stories and superstitions
of southern India and I found that
venerable nations had the jackall
set up above all animals for his
mysterions cunning and. judgment,
A Jeabft.sei asu.egwea u a
-harm just liki our folks wear a rab
>it's foot. They say the jackall is
he best friend of man, and tell a
;tory about a good old man who
ound a tiger in a cage and the
iger begged the man to let him get
)ut and drink one time more from
he branch. and promised to come
lght back and go in the cage again.
The good old man let him out.
Lad the tiger was just going to eat
kim up and drink afterwards, when
he old man begged him to ask five
other animals if it was right to do
o, and so the tiger consented and
sked the horse, and he said man
s my enemy, he rides me and
rorks me until I get old, and then
ie turn me out, to perish, so eat
tim up. Next, they came to a
amel and he says man overloads
ce and beats me when I get tired;'
o eat him up. The cow said, man
akes my milk from my calf and
rhen I get old, he kills me and
ats me, so you ought to eat hfm.
he sheep said, man shears me of
ay wool before the winter is gone
,nd he cuts my throat with an axe
,nd cooks me and eats me, so go
6head and lick his blood and grind
But the jackall heard the story
,nd said to the tiger, you and the
aan must put yourselves where
,or were when this fuss began, so
hat I can make up my judgment.
o the man stood by the cage and
he tiger got in the cage and the
ackall winked at the man and .he
lammed the door to and the tiger
ever got either blood or water.
And so the Hindo;s have set the
ickall up just like old .Esop set
p the fox for smartness. Animals
hat prowl around and feed at night,
re the most suspicious everywhere,
,nd I reckon it is because we are
11 afraid of the dark. Napoleon
aid that all men were cowards in
he night, and we have great respect
or those animals that are not, but
irefer darkness rather than light;
uch as owls and bats and frogs
nd snakes and rabbits and foxes
nd such like varmints. We have
,n idea that they are kind of witches
,nd ghosts. Dogs are so near to
s and so faithful that we don't at.
ach any superstitions to them.
'ats are close about too, but a cat
5 sorter half and half. Nobody
ares much for a cat and a cat
,on't care much for anybody. A
at will be gentle and kind in the
ouse, but that same cat will cr6uch
own and look mean and suspicious
rhen you meet bim in the garden
r away from the house. They are
&me at home and wild abroad.
'hey are smart, very smart about
ome things and folks say they have
ine lives. We had a cat once that
re didn't like and didn't want to
ill, and one night when the boys
rere going coon hunting away off,
aey put the cat in a bag and car
,ed him across a creek on a log
ud turned him loose about three
iiles from home, and th'e cat was
ack in t.he house long before they
ome home. I don't like cats for
lexander Step' n's reason, "they
on't like me." But I do love a
oo'd faithful do. and be loves me,
o matter what I do, he is my friend
nd gives me we] ome and wags a
riendly tail. A stray dog came to
or house three years ago and we
idn't want him and tried to drive
im away, but he begged us to let
im stay, ani1 finally we gave him
> a wagoner who tied him to his
-agon and carried him thirt~ miles
nd that dog came back the lecond
ay and looked so grieved and
umble that we let him say, and
e is here yet, and is a good dog
ndi loves the children and can
eat all of them catching a chicken
rhen we want one.
But I am not taking up for dogs'
2 general, i'm just taking up for
iy dogs. J'm willing to have a
tw pa.ssed against other people's
ogs, bit I want mine' let alone.
ust like we are about our children
t school, we think it :exactly right
or the teacher to whip everybody's
hildren but ours. That is human
ature, at least itis woman's nature,
nd that settles ours.
A MowoToNors OccuPAnrON.
'he business of heerding sheep,
ays a Western correspondent, is
he most monotonous I know. I can
magine no more mind-destroying
ccupation. It is only fit for greas
rs, men who are below their dogs
a intelligence. It is seldom. au
tmerican engages in sheep heard.
ng. When bard up and unable to
btain work they wisely prefer the
ienitentiary and its mild excitement
o prowling over a desert after a
ock of stupid sheep, and they are
ight. I have seen sheep herders
a Southern Colorado sit for hours
m a rock or under a sage brush
ooking at a flock of sheep, or slow
y walking to and fro in the dust
ising behind the animals as they.
'ed over the prairie. These men
ed a life of such irritating monoto
iy that a nervous American, forced
0 do the work, would have
nrallowed one of the banana-like
3actuses growing on the plains, in
ais mad desire to break the direful
A 3hell rAana-1lsus
TAMING A HORSE.
HOW A PROFESSOR TOOK THE JOB IN
HAND AND SETTLED THE MAT
During Dr. Dio Lewis's "Gypsy
ing in the Sierras," he became
much interested in Professor Tapp,
of San Francisco, who tamed wild
and vicious horses without violence
or drugs. Showing the doctor a
herd of wild horses from the moun
tains, the professor said:
"You may pick out any horse
from this herd, and in two hours I
will drive him before a buggy, and
when going down hill will let the
baggy loose on his heels, without
the lpqst risk."
The doctor selected the largest
horse, the leadcr of the herd. It
took an hour to separate him from
his fellows and drive him into the
professor's private* corral, which
was about the size of a circus-ring,
with sand inches deep, and sur
rounded by a close plank fence,
twelve feet high. Dr. Lewis seated
himself in the circle above, where
he saw what he thus describes:
Professor Tapp entered the cor
ral, holding in his right hand a
whip with a short stock and a long,
In his left hand were a strong
halter, minus the hitching-strap,
two old potato-sacks, two straps,
and a long rope about thirty feet
Putting all these but the whip
into the recess in the fence, the
professor turned toward the horse.
The animal was making frantic
efforts to get away. The professor
watched his opportunity, and then
the whip-cracker hit one of the
horse's hind fetlocks.
The horse scampered from side
to side, and the cracker again hit
the fetlock. Within fifteen min
utes this was repeated twenty to
The horse learned the lesson this
treatment was intended to convey
-that there was only one safe
place in the corral, and that was
close by Professor Tapp. There,
there was no hurt, but agentle, sooth
ing voice. In half an hour, when the
professor ran across the corral, the
horse would run after him. He
had learned that it was dangerous
to be more than ten feet away.
Professor Tapp at length suc
ceeded in touching the horse's head
with his hand. He started away,
but before he had taken three steps
Within three-quarters of an hour
the headstall was on. The horse
was frightened and used his feet to
It wasnow easy to rub his head
and neck. The end of the whip
stock then tickled his side. The
horse switched the spot with his
tail, and the professor caught the
end of the long tail-hairs.
This frightened the animal; he
forgot, and the whiperacker called
him back. The professor then
seized the tail drew it toward him,
ied into the end of the long hairs a
strong cord the other end of which
was fastened-to the iron ring of the
This drew the head and tail to
ward each other. The horse be
gan to turn in a circle, and soon
was turning as fast as he could. In
a minute he fell, drunk with dizzi
The professor wound a potato
sack around each hind leg close to
the hoof and fastened a short strap
over it. There was an iron ring in
each strap, and through both rings
a rope was passed and tied upon it
self, eighteen inches from the hind
The long, loose end of the rope
was passed between the horse's
forelegs through the ring of the
headstall, and then tied to a heavy
ring in the wall of the corral.
The cord connecting the head
and tail was cut, and after a little
time, the horse, still, dizzy, rose
slowly. When he found he was
fastened he made a tremendous
struggle. The professor stood by
the ring in the wall of the corral.
The cord cofineeting the head
and. tail was cut, and after a little
time, the horse, still dizzy, rose
slowly, When he found he was
fastened he made a tremendous
struggle. The professor stood by
the ring where the horse was tied.
The animal could not turn his
his head from side to side because
of the rope which ran through the
ring of the head stall.
He tried to back, and sat down
in the sand. He sprang to his feet,
again backed, and sat down in the
"Pretty soon," said the professor,
"he will switch his tail from side to
side; that means he gives up."
Within eight minutes the horse
moved his tail from side to side.'
"Now he's done," said the profes
He knelt down by the horse's
hind legs, untired the rope, unbuck
led the straps, walked behind him,
put his hands upon the horse's
hind legs, struck his head between
them, patted his head, and lead
him abont'the corral.
I was obliged to leave, but I
learned that he harnessed the horse,
and let the buggy strike his heels
while goingr down hill.
DRAW THEN OUT.
Some of the wisest and best men
are modest overmuch. Some of
those who have most in them are
least inclined to let it out. Solo
mon, long ago, observed this fact
and compared such men to a deep
well, "Counsel in the heart of man
is like deep water." As a com
mentator has put it, "a supply of
water is within, but neighbors may
walk around the brim and get no
refreshing, because it is deep and
stilL" A man has a store of useful
knowledge in him; but others de
rive little or no benefit therefrom,
because he is so reserved and diffi
dent. One has unmistakable cap
pacity, unwonted gifts; but he is so
shrinking and backward that his
friends are more profite,d by it all
than by water at the bottom of a
well. The case of such individuals
is not rare. They are to be found
in all the walks of life and in every
sphere, secular or sacred. Look in
upon an assembly of men, of any
calling, gathered to consult for the
interests of their business. While
one and another are pouring forth
their views, a man of large exper
ience and solid information site sil
ent in the rear. Go into a prayer
meeting or a church court and there
again you find the deep well-a
man of wisdom and grace, but ever
keeping his seat and his mouth.
The same evil afflicts our social
circles. Conversation is light and
profitless, not for the want of good
and wise men in the company, but
because these will not lead.
What shall be done to these over
timid brethren? Is thereno remedy
for their defect and our loss. Coun
gel, says Solomon, in the heart of a
man is like deep water, but a man
)f understanding will draw it out.
rhat is what such men need and
what the wise friend will seek to
:o for them-draw them out. Deep
as a well is, by labor and skill we
3an bring its water to the surface.
And constititionally timid and dif
ident as a man is, his treasures and
yifts may be drawn out. If you
bave, then in your social circle, one
whose lips might feed many, strive
to call forth his store of usetal in
rormatidn. if the pastir"1:' such
a man in the church, let him watch
ror the opportunities and study the
ways of calling him out. Many
)f us might be more useful by draw
ing out what is in other men than
by giving forth so freely what is in
)urselves. And in so doing we
would benefit not only ourselves
and-others but the modest brother
himself. It is not good than any man
be as a sponge, ever absorbig but
aever giving out. It is not good
ror a well that the water in it is not
Irawn out. The more water there
is taken out, the sweetei- and better,
ms a rule, is that which remains.
Fere, then, is a field in which some
f us might find a new way of do
ug good. Let us see if there is
aot some deep well, whose refresh
ng water we might ,be instrumen
~al in drawing out.
POLITENESS IN AREANSAS.
Let me relate an incident. I
suppose that Arkansas is about as
langerous a place as Texas for a.
bully to go to, but from personal
bservation at both points I think
arkansas is a little safer place for
a gentleman than Cincinnati. The
;eneral; urbanity of the people as
conished me more than anything
ilse. This is what I propose to
illustrate. We stopped at one
station, and travel for forty miles
my stage. On our return, the stage
-a large spring wagon without
op-was loaded with men.
They were of different types.
)ne had a bottle of whisky. One
was a minister. We came to a
3reek-where a party had stopped
~o water their horses. There were
:wo women and a little girl, appar
mtly very poor. They wore sun
bonneti and faded calico dresses.
r'he horse was poor, and the vehi
yle was as shabby and rough an old
specimnen as I ever met with. One
3f the women had uuhitched the
horse and let him back to the water
and had just turned to come up
the bank as we reached the level
Our driver stopped. A well
dressed man hopped out of the stage,
and with a bow, offered his assis
tance. He led the old horse up to
the vehicle-I dont know what else
to call it-hitched him. in, assisted
the woman to her seat, and then as
she heartily thanked him, he polite
ly bowed her good-day, lifting his
hat clear off his head. In a moment
he was in the stage again, and on
we went. After my experience in the
north, it struck me that this was all
for sport, and that the men would
have lots of fun about the affair.
But I soon found it was all in ear
nest. All regarded It as a -ratter
of course. For from that momenti
on to the end of our Journey, not
one man uttered one syllable about
it. Nor a sneering remark was
made, no joke or pun, no remark
of any kind-not one single word !
I had to confess to myself that I
never saw more politeness than this.
A COUWERS ON ICE.
The first man to strike the corner
where the porter had thrown a pail
of water over ~the fag-stones and
produced a glare of ice was an in
surance agent. He slid to the right,
clawed to the left, clutched at a sun
beam, and went down with the ex
clamation: "Hanged if I don't!"
He rose up to jaw and threaten
and collect a crowd and almost
lick somebody, and he went away
stirred up for al day.
The next man was a tailor-tall,
spare and solemn. .His toes all of
a sudden turned out, his left leg
was lifted, and he spun once and a
half around before he went down,
with the remark: "I knew 'twould
happen!" He got up to- hurry
along out of sight, smd it was esy
to see that he had calculated on
abotit so many Iai for the winter.
The next was a feshy man sith
a smiling fae and air of good na
ture. He didn't loose any time
going down, and when he struck
he realized that he -had hit some
thing. And yet what he said was:
"Is it possible?" He got up slowly
forced a grin as the boys chafed
him, and looked ba.& three times
to make sure that he hadn't made a
hole which would prove a man-trap
for other pedestrians.
The next was a bank clerk with a
pencil over his ear and a preoccu
pied mind. He was swinging his
right hand and rushing right ahead,
when he suddenly saw billious - of
stars shining in the morning sky.
His first thought waa that somebody
was celebrating Fourth of July;
his next was to scramble up and
search for an asylum where he
could hunt up his collar button
and splice his suspenders. Not a
word escaped him until he was a
block away. Then he remarked:
"At six per cent. it would be $854.
The next man was a strapping
big fellow vith an ulster on, a red
silk handkerchief hanging out of a
pocket. He began a sort of shafe
as he struck the spot, increased it
in a minute to a regular "break
down," and finally went down with
a whoop that.was heard half a block
away.' "He was upi Sn mene&t
Diagonally across the strect md up
to the wagon: The boys called. to
him that he had lost his red hand
kerchief, and that his nose would'
sadly miss it, but~ he would not
wait. He strode across the street
and up to the wagon, and as he
hauled. off and hit the driver a stin
ger on the ear, he growled out
"There, hang you! That makes
"What even!" shouted the victim
as he rose up and adjusted Ihis cap,
but the other was gone.-Free
WHAT THE~ DIVEa SEEs.-The
first sensation in -descending under
water in a-suit,of armor is the sud
den bursting roar in the ears, caused
by the air driven into the helmet
from the 'air-pump. The "flexible
air hose has to be strong enough to
bear a pressure, the mouth opens
involuntarily, the air rushes into
the tube and striking the drum, which
striks back to its normal state with
a sharp, pistol-like crack. Peeririg
through the goggle'eyes of glass in
his helmet, the diver sees the strange
beauties about him clearly, and in
their own calm splendor. Above
him is a pure golden canopy, while
around him and beside him are tints
and shimmering hues, including all
colors, which are indescribably ele
gant. The floor of the sea rises
like a golden carpet, inclining gen
tly to the surface. The change of
familar objects is wonderful. The
wreck of a ship seems studded with
emeralds, glittering in lines of gold;1
piles of brick assume the appear-J
ance of crystal; a ladder becomes
silver, every shadow gives the im
pression of a bottomless depth.
Wsr Tmz PiaRTZ Coxpr.
An. excellent story is told about a
young man whose attentions to a
young lady became the subject of
comment. She was his companion
in his daily rides, and apparently
they both enjoyed the propinquity.
Suddenly the rider eassed, and the
young fellow was asked the reason.
He replied that she had called him
a jackass, and that he would not
ask any girl to ride with him after
that. The lady's friends were
shocked, and asked io 'prtculars.
This was hig. explanat'on:~ "You
see, we had been so much together
that I gave- out in topics for con
versation, and when I took her out
last I couldn't think of anything
but the weather, and I said: I be.
lieve it is going toj rain; I felt a
drop on my ear.' She looked at
me and carelessly said: 'That rain
is ahalf mile off.' Now, did not
that mean that I was a jackass
with long ears!. I have never been
near her since."
"What, a difference," exclaimed
Popinjay, "there is between the boy
and the man I" Well, I don't
know about that," responded Blob
son, sadly. "I was -short when I
was a boy, andlI have been shor
Avui 1nsel at
doubl - 4 M -
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b&oft aisie mat
Sacialeontaees made wit
users, with Ub.eracaom
DON WIT =_NRA3 2 D
small station and shotel
proprietor of the lunch
give him a hard-boiled
piece of mince pie.
He ate the pie h
attempting tobreak he
the conductor gave tbF.
the matter with this egg".
"Is it rottei?" asked 4hW
"Rotten? -no but Ican't
impression on it, and
hungry as a wolf and
way out of the yard;" a
dash for the back p1attm
rear car, which he just
"Well, rm Iblowed
proprietor of the lunch
poking it with a knife,'4fT
give the young an a
"The Sabbath school b
great institutions of th
leads our youths in the -
truth and i6rality, and
good men and- youtWB
As a school of religions
it is ofinestimable,
civil institution it is
It has done more to i
liberties than grave A
armed soldiers. Let it
fostered and preserve4
end of time, I once
Man Charged with _thea
Df murder,-a'i the concluslosi
rial I asked him what
induced him to stain his-h
he blood of his felloW
rurning his blood shot. -
opon me hereplied:
ster, in my yovth I spent
Sabbath in evila
of frequenting the house..f
Somenme AsoUr AD
iooly stroRlle into a
Austin church last Sna~g
fore the service began.
flloiwed him up, and~ --in
an the shoulder and pitn,
small eur that had olos
to the sred ediGSe.sd
'iDogs are not amte?
"Tbat's not iny 46'g,
"But he followa you."
'Well, so do you."
The sexton growled, and
the animal wihoun om
"I was chatting," writes.a
'with a brightyong1te
evening, at a smsflenly
gwhen our attention ws
dto a tall iand 'handsojn
nan who had just enteredSIW
Who is she?' asked my come
andI, wishing to be poetcL~
swered: 'A daughter of th4 o
'I don't know her,' exmnin
replied, critically eaiig -
aew -comer through- her lae
the gods are-not in our eet'
"Your crop seems to be e
arably in the grass,' said- a e
by to,a negro who sat on a fd
'Did' you overplant yourui0g
'No, sah, planted 'bout 't~
'Why didn't you plow 1*t? We
;uck sick. She does the ploWWn
for dis place." "What do you o
'What does ido? Ipracs, ,
what I does. Ef Providenc~e
along an' makes de 'oman
c't help it. rs been e4e.t
"Why do you not invite
Tones, Mrs Brown and Mrs. '
oyour reception? -They are
iice ladies." "Yes but you .e
mseband don't want me to
with them." "Indeed, wha& hed
;heydoner' 'Why, they g*4l
rorces from him, and such ant
r'oa know, are very insulting to
The man who is continually3 err
-owing his neighbor's paper a
md never subscribes for one ofE
wn, wili pasture a goat oft
grav'e of his grandfather.
Those men who destroy a h
mal constitution of body by
perance as manifetly kSI,E'k
selves as those who hang, or p
r drown themselves.
raire Jasmns an decy h
wrong and monoply sway unte~M,
ed, is-as certain as that man e
The greatest pleasures ofteste~
iginate in pains; and the wco
pains usually spring out of pioa
Courting is sometimes
sparking because tihe real,
doesn't coinee until after
The blues.are*partof the devll
temptation;the devil-des uet oP