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a 1 1 1 52 ' - «• ' < u 3 m it m - Wi V'olume xix. Helena, Montana, Thursday, May <Tlir Ulcchlii Kjrralcl. r i FIS« D. W FISK, A J. FISK, Publishers u ml Pi opr it tors. Lir.-cst Circulation cf ary Paper in Hcntana -o Rates of Subscription. WEEKLY HERALD: »«I*«»«» *3 00 w t Month*. In 5 »»» : i re* Month», m ndvain-e)............... 1 ««» päld f-»r in ualvHii«»* the ritte will he K«-»r l»»lhtr* peryearl Postage, in »11 « im»-», Prepai«!. DAILY HERALD: Ciiv « -■ ril*T*.«leliver*-<l l>y mrTier.f 1 50» month Vt»r. hy tiiMil. 'in wlvinrr> ....... tie oo v lx Month*, hy in»il, <tn tilnim)........... 0 00 | Thri < - Month», by muil, in advance)- ...... 3 00 ; O 0 - * . communication» «hoiilil he ,»<l<lrc«*c<l to FISK HKOS.. Publishers, I Helena, Montan». I ONLY A WOMAN'S HAIR. After Swift'* death than* wa.- found in hi. writing-d-*sk a tra*. of Stolla'» hair. On It,I' [•a|**r covering it was written the bnlow : "Only a woman'* hair!'' A .**al, a sign; Nerving tlic knightly arm In Palestine. ••Only a woman's hair!" Be*ide their l'»ro I'al«* student* lay the pledge. And strive the mon*. "Onlv a woman'* hair' - ' * )id men depart. Fumbling one little très* Held to the heart. 'Only a woman's hair?" (rage of fond trust, Rimed with stalwart form*, ( 'rumbling to dust. "Only a woman's hair?'' 55'a* thi* a gibe— A bitter sneer I—if so Shame on the scribe! 'Only a woman'* hair?" Was this a sigh. Borne mu t ie midnight *»irg» Of memory! "Only '« woman's nair?' Iy»' there lie times When waiting music clings To m.M-king rhymes. "Only a woman's hair!" Strange as it appears Thui he should nurse a jest Si many year*. "Only a woman's hair!" I lead Stella's hair; if be ha«l mea.it a jest, Why all that care! "Only a woman's hair!" True--naught lieside; And yet t« a< something nier When Stella died. "Only a woman's hair?" A woman's hair; A moan from out the Past— A woman's hair! I ONE DAY. IOriginal.1 day I know that shall Due clay—some meet. Ah. well 1 know: Thar. day. lost love, wilt thou seeui ju*t a -weet! Nay. nay, not so Yet iet us in.**: That day 1 »Lall not tear To h« ar thy tone— To take the* oft-kissed hand, once found «> dear. Within mine own I sfaai I fear to look into tin**' eyes W here Love's light glowed A signal star new risen in the skies To |»»int my road Then let us quickly meet!—1 have no fear » if that old bliss ffiends meet Yet. oh. co aot too 5'. I . Tbv lx-t a* not kiss' ar thine eyts. thv grae»?. thy tone; But, wen? is me, r h|K might make me all thine n»ti 5V'bo now am free. Philip Boueux Marston 1-oxiK'V March 31. FAME'S HIGHWAY. Origmall 1 do not think tli«- patn »f Fatne> alluring For thoM* who seek for happtm»** in life. It» laurels fa*l<-, its joys arv not enduring. Its ways are way» of strife. To *cal. its Vights we tax our vital f'»n -es; We spend our streugth for some imagined lumor ; We miss «lehghts that flow from i»>uutl«s« sourevs \i e give evuteut—for (sjwer. 55> bruise <air hearts ami rub tlien, »»re and bleeding Against t V world'* rough «»lge*. 55'hile in glee It drag* our sa«*n»i socrowa forth, iiuli««<ding. For all mankind to see*. i __ ümor» ".„.r - ------- 1 think to *it iu *om«* sweet home ««bacarely, And nev er wear the lauivl or th«- lay, J- V «»»mes 'I'han un 1 ante's grvat highway. El'jv 55'HEX I.Eli WlUXiX Meriden. L'onn., April 16. Iaiv«l Wol«etey's Fyu. [Ixmdon World. I 1 am rejoiced that D»rd Woleeley bas l*«eti able to contra«li«-t tlw» report.* a* to his eye troublé; he can affonl ophthalmia less than nv*st men, a*, ever since the Crimea, he bas had the sight of but one eye. 55 hen he was d-ing duty in the trenches lie fore Sebastopol, a shell expFwled in a gabion full of gravel, in moving which he and two sap pers wt»re engage.!. They were both killed outright; 55'olaeley g«»t so severe a pep > t ing with the gravel that be was liteially "stuck full of stones from head to foot." There wn« not a square inch of his face that had not a gravel pellet imbedded in it; part of hi* shin-1»«me was carried away, and hi* eyesight wa* in so great danger tliat for weeks he wa* kept in the glooui of a cave near Ba'a -lava, nnd so missed being present at the fall of SebastopoL PLAYGROUNDS FOR CHILDREN. A frais* worthy Katerpriae Originated bi >i Vnmij l.ady of bimliin. [Chicago Times. I An association Las been organized in Lon don for the pur|M>-e of »»«curing the use of unoccupied lot* an 1 other vacant plac*» for playground* for ebildreu ami for etnpl -yi-'ig suitable jiersons t • tak-» charge of them. A Considerable sum ha* been collected, which earne't and philanthropic meii and woman will take charge of. Several large pr p»rty holder* have tender**! to the association td; free use of their property on cor. dition that it le* properly cared for, few have oiTcr* I to supply water aul drmk ing-cu|*i ami to erect suitable protection against the sun. Tue money collected by contribution will he devoted to keeping the groun Is in good condition, to supply water, erecting swing* and -eats. and (laying com petent persons to bave an oversight of the children and property. The school authori ties have pi c *«1 the grounds about the school building* at toe di-p^al of the asso ciation, and they will be kept o|ien on Sat urdays and during all vacation». In muet cases the janitor- of the buildings will act a> care-takers, but one of the female teachers or some other coiii|ietent woman will aid in lixiking after the children. Tier credit of starting thia enterprise i* due to a young w* man. who came to the conclusion the children of the great metrop olis were letter provided with everything el-e that they needed than with an oppor tunity to play in the open air. Many lived in the upper stories of very high building* to which there were no yards attached They Lad no opportunity for taking exer cise in the open air except in the crowded streets, l itlier» lived on narrow streets in which it was dangerous for child ten to vent ure alone. Many p*»>r women were so busily engaged that they rarely had time to take children out for an airing. It ap(»earel to thi« sensible Kngli-h girl that it would I e a gunl thing to relieve these tire*! mothers of the care of their chil dren on Saturdays and occasionally during the vacations of school*. It appeared to her too that the children themselves would lie greatly lienelited by an opportunity to play in some place whore they would he under suitable care ami protection. Sl»e propose»! her sclteine in a series of c immuuieation* b» the leading paper*, and the enterprise soon i found strong supporter* among peraon* of wealth aud influence. The young woman is deserving of a nice place among the philanthropist* of the world. OrlliiiZ Kid <*f » Hore. [Chronicle " Liefert one*. "1 Th«*ra is a man in town who is known a» the most interminable of talker* an l the biggest of bores. Well call him Smith, meaning no offense to Mr Smith. *You can't get rid of him if he once gets into the j habit of seeking your society. Neither time nor tide are any consideration to him. He once fastened hiui-elf on poor Ned Fry, the most genial soul who ever lived ami the most warm hearted of men One day N«*d Fry said to a friend when Smith was frees ing on to him; "I'd give $10 to get rid of that fellow." "Will you. honest?" "1 will; ?ld in gold." "Ill find you a mn who will rid you >4 him for that amount." "Send him along." Next day, as Smith was filling a chair in Ned Fry'» office and wearying Ned's life out, in walked a man—well call him Jones—and presente l a card. Fry pointed out'Smitb to him. Joue* froze to Smith, talked into his ears an I hi* eves and hl» no*», button-holed him. held oil to him until Smith tied. Jone» followed him to the door, talked at him. held mi to him up a dozen blocks and Smith never came back to Fry - ottice, i,r bothered him again. A few days after Fry sent a lit tle note to his obliging friend: "For mercy'* sake, take away Jones and scud back Smith." A j Magnetism ««f Our Personality. [Youth's Companion.] A German pi»ilos«»pbor assert» that "every huiuau Ving exercise» lapart from his word» or action»! a poisonou* or whole*ome influence on all who approach him. It is an effect of temper and tem p e ram ent " Lavater's the »ry was that «»aeh man or woman Var* a subtle liken««ss to some ani mal; and tliat just a* the «-ow is cheerful, «lomestic ami healthy, and the -nak«» baneful and unclean, human being* unconsciously spn-ad about them malign or gracious influ euoes. Tue subtle influence doe» not result from our principle*, from our beliefs, or «-veil from our character, so much as it does from the habitual temper and attitude of our mind*. It i* worth study by young people beginning life, for though intangible »ml almost indescribable, it i* the >tri»iig«5st power which a man or woman can po-se*s. 55'e have ail known women, neither young nor beautiful, nor intellectual, to whom children, animals, and every w.-ak, hurt or needy creature wa* drawn for halp. by the natural motherhood— the gift <>f Valiug— that was m'them. Vs v|«-iIi«nI* of Gunpowder. (Chicago Tim«»«.] Improvements in gunpowder manufactur ing are attracting much attention Several new method* have recently been prbpo*e«i, but the late-t thing in this line comes to us from the other -ide of the water. A Mr. Nonlenfclt is elaborating a plan for mixing the ingredient« in a liquid state. The sul phur i* dis-olved in bi-sulphide of carbon, the carbonaceous niatb-r in cellulose or c«»t ton fiber, réduis*! to ai: mitwliJable powder and rnixe-1 with it, and lastly the saltpetre is added ui the form of a saturated solution. The Nllknin'» Wl*t»ke. 1 Brooklyn E»xle. ! "What's the matter with thi* milk?" sav agely demkn.1-1 the « tisp.mer "Nothing." jss B U*. tli, w.t.*r that*. ba,l. milk in the world, that'* where the trouble i*. Ycm *ee. I've got a new m~.n and when the «T-*elc fro*« . ver yesterday be went down to the shore and filled up the car* with tide water. Reg ular greenhorn; I doebarged him Ta*t«w 5 Idly an 1 calmly be drove off. and wound hi* mel low honi before another door. Truly, in the midst of life we are in the miist of three or four thing* w hich -otne people never can understand ______ Giinpiiwiler s»n«î Ci«iip**wiler lea. [Brooklyn Eagle.] Tea ha* leen called "a potent agent of civ ilimtton. * At that rate th« nation that drink* the m >*t tea mu*t be th* most civ iliz-d and Russia must be in -re civilize-i than Bag Ian 1. a* th.* pi*.»nl« of Russia drink 80 per cent, more tea than the people of Er—aa i The !.-*« gunpow ier the-« two na tii.ii' exp*n 1 ag»in*t each «»ther and the more gunp* wder tea they respectively coo sU .le thd ENGLAND AND RUSSIA. i j LETTER DESCRIBING BRITISH PREPAR ATIONS FOR THE FIGHT. Illustrations (.It I nit Types of Sohllrr» who Win right r.ugland's Hattie* Ttie Itrltisli Army — It* Make-t |> and It* AslastU- Allie*. LoxnoN. April 'Jb. 1N6-V. Everything i» war on this side. Drilling. recruiting and providing sustenance and fr»n*|KU-tati. .n for troops are the only thought* in ottl ial circle*. A grave anxiety overshadows the government, but the Joi gnes aie efit busiest ic. England lias not hail a brush w ith Russia since the Crimea, though the two nations came near it once. Now again, after :SH years of quiet, the lion and tlw bear face each otlier with ominous grow ls. The great preparations for fight now making on all sides do uot look like it. how ever. THE BRITISH ARMY Ho fur as its maint -nance is concerned, the organization of the British umiv is not unlike that of the Uuitisl States. It will sur prise many to learn that literally Gnat Britain has no *tuudiug army. The bill of rights of lflMO expressly prohibits the main taining of a standing army in time of |»-ace. Consequently the number of men ne**e*ary for coast, policy* garrison ami other defense* must I»* regularly estimated and voted on each vear by the House of Commons. Ap propria Lions for the su|»port of each arm of the service is mad«* regularly, just as con gre.-** vote* the same supplies in the l nited States. Also the nuinb-r ot men in the British regular army varie- from year to year. There an regiments in the English army that are 4U0 year* old. some of tliem. They take the gn-at*M pride in main taining their name and distinctive regimental «1res* century after cvntury. One of the tinwt famous is the old infantry re; meut of Scotch Highlanders known as the 4 r /A « à ! t BLACK WATCH. Th«- dre*s is the m«*t picturesque Rad striking in tin- British army. The organiza tion itsH-lf i* 4»n> years old. It existe«l in the form «»f «»«nipHtiie* of Highlander* l**lore the union of England and Scotland. Th«- regi nu-itt is devotedly lovai to the crown. They fought on the British side at tb<- lusttleof Tk'oiuleroga. in the American levolution. Their la-adijuarters at home an at Edinburgh Castle. They are the Queen's Own High landers. This picturesque regiment is « allod the Black 55'atch «>n aevount of the dark colors in th«-ir plaid*. They go lmre-legge«i alike in the snow s of Canada an*' under tho burning suns of lntlia. « ,-I.I,STREAM Gt'ARii* The f«x>t guard*, so called, are th«> regi ment* tliat pnitcvt London and th«- «|u«»-n at 55'in«l*<>r. Thev «»»mpow- what is <-aIU»l the hou*«-hold brigade, and c«»usL*t of three regi ments. the grena«tiers, S«»»t>-h fusilier* and the Col«I *treain guard». There are 6,.'EI7 iii*-n al together in these regi ments, partly cavalry, («rtly nitantrv. They are th«- flow er ami prkle of the British army. The Coldsti«anis are an infantry orgumza tn»n. 55'ith one excep tion they are the oldest «»•rpe in the army. They take their name from L'«il«i*treaui, a Is »nier town between England and Scot lau« 1. Gen. Muuk raised the first regiment at CokLstreara in lfitiO. away t«a«k in Janies Il.'s time. The fold stream «»>uipnui«»s bave maiutain«*d their organixati«m ever siuce. In Charles Il.'s time, (larliameiit v<«t«»l a bn giule of *>l«liers to the kmg for his own «-spe cial prutecLon. TbeCohtetream guards war* am ng th< s«- thus set ajiart. iin.l they have beknigetl to the n»yal bouarliold ever siuce. .vc» x: J « A ' 1 Ui OFFICER OF THE LINE AND MEN. The illustration *h-»ws a group of the ordi narv red -coated British soldier v with their commanding officer in front. There are whispers that tLe co.union cockney soldier does ri* t be?in to Is- the man he usod to be m efficiency, physique or discipline. It is said, particularly by Irishmen, that when th»*rv is lighting to be done, as m the S.mlan for instance, lii*h soldiers are sent to doit while the English warrior is allowed to do gam-ou tiuiy and decorate swell reviews at Aldershot—safe in the tight little island. However, your oanvpoudeut dove not y ouch fur the truth of either of the** statements. One thing is certain: there is no U-tter tighter alive than the genuine Briton. If the ordinary soldier of the hue or he in glorious resel'v- militiaman has detc lorated n,'ring tin- piping time* of pence preceding Egypt and the Soudan, it will take u<> more than a scrimmage or two with the llussia.i to |>ut him m premium lighting trim again. y \ MY f. * - :) «5 J wi-'y If ? • • . 4 ^ AFGHAN St'Ol'T. From tli* swell Coldstream Guard who struts alsiut Lomk® tothesavag -. a*af<etida eating Afghan scout, is al***ut a* abrupt a 1. apui the civilisation of war us une <»>uld mak-: that is to saw if war ha* am civili zation. Tli*- Afghan soldier is of the stilt? of which religious fanatic* are made. His taco look* it. In l*attle tie gue* at hi* euemv with his . (*-ar. pell-mell. Tin- Afghan al lies of tin- British crown will not Is- t*,.t to make very quiet eitizeiis in our time, not even with the help of Mr. (»laistone. Their favorite occupation i* lighting 55 hen not tsidgering the Russian.* they Hie but« "fa« ring one another. Th ir country is a promising tic Id for missionary labor. NI MBEK OF TROOPS. Tin- whole British fighting laud fon-e. regu lar t ns «>*. Indian army ami militiamen, is 544,7-53. This d *-* not include ttie coast und other guanl*. calk*I the (luliee fon-e. in Eug land. Scotland aud In- land. These |»*liiv uicii miinls-r ovif SS.UW) men. The entire regular army, >-xilu»iv«s of th*- Indian army, at home und abroad, numbers 1 41». iM) men. Tin- rest of the GOU.HOU um-ii lielong to the Indian army ami the emtside ton -es, or th«»-e not constantly on duty. Then- are four classe* of these auxiliary tr<»»|*s--the first and second reserve*, the milit a, th - y«»>mau cavalry and the volunteers. Th tuoda—*•* of nwenre» include some 4Ô.1W0 men. T1 h-*c have b een already onk-:>*<J l>y queen's pr»> l iamatioii to hold themselves in n-adine-w for duty. n ! E 'll WW WBA». un HT ARTILLERV. Among the British troo|>* in Afghanistan, if war «»«»•*, the native In lian tn*»[is will lear tle-ir |wrt. Her majesty's Iudiaus are lithe, slender and «]ui«-t. They are not the fighters the British are. blit they are a picturesque l«s»kiug l«»t. vvith th«-ir brown skin.* an«l shining white turltan*. Tin- illus trat ion n-present* the ludian light artil!«*ry men. I-EEP A RATION. Meautim«-, by sea ami by lan<l. pn-nora tiou* g«> forwaid. The fast transat lantio •(earners, bought ami i-haru-r«*» by th« governm -ut some time siiuv, are U-iug alt et»* 1 as rapidly a* p«jssible for offen tiive. -tefensive and tmoaport pur|s>se*. John Burn*, a high authority on the sub ject. giv«*> ir a* Id* opinion <>f thr.-e ships, including the well known Alaska, the Ore gon and the America, that "they (»oases» sq*»»l uurival*»i bv tlie craft of any com men ial or naval fleet in the w«»rld, aud their ©ml enduram - far exceed» that «»f any shij» of her majesty*» navy; so that th«-y will prove of the utmost value and («aranioimt Importance a* a naval ami distinct auxiliary to the fighting &tup» of our squadrons." 'VK IKS* . N : r%p w j & % A 81 & * OOrRKAS AND BENGAL INFANT!IY. Here is a «triking pi«fiure*quc group. It reiu»**e»t* native infantry *«»hli«'rs «»f tlie presidency of Bengal and two sujierior Gourka*. At the Woolwich arms factory the opera tiv« are working extra time, an« 1 the war office ha* b>»-n negotiating to buy th«* works of the National Arms and Ammunition com pany at Birmingham. At Els wick breecb loaning gun* are wing i urm»i out ami sent t© Woolwich a* last a* they can be ma 1*-. At the Portsmouth navy yard hundrels of lalxov-iN are busv coaling and victualing shijis for s* a. while at Plymouth six (**wer ful war vesseL* are even now n-ady to (>ut out. A torpedo sea flee? is being titled w ith its deadly explosives as rapidly as possible. Finally, th ■ British army lias u-e for over ü.UiK» hör*«-* aud mules, and ha* nearly OK) tield guns. Abnnd th*- preparetioa* an- (>ros»HUted with equal vigor. The railway* to (Juettah is being finished with all haste. Treaties of friendship ami alliance arc being concludwi by Great Britain with native tribes in Af ghanistan and it» vicinity. Them tribe* have shown a good will and a loyalty that is gratifying in th*- extreme. The Nizam of Nepaul ha* offen» 1 the Bnt-*h government 1 .Vomi (ii* k-»l gourkaa, to 1»- offict-nd by 1 ngiwii Gkorok Stktsox. MR. JOHN STIV 'PS' MISTAKE. Tntua»ke4l by the ilH*l*ei , lU/»r —A solemn tVariiing I« lle»ii|e<l Me ». [Uelroit Free Pres» I Ther • w.i* J«>hn (1. Stiver*, (or instance. Stivers w .r-a long, blues beared topp»l by a liiu-taciie, »nd you doubtie*» have notin-- 1 whe.i you -p >k-- to linn about, anything that he had the habit of *trokiug Ids long, black bear 1 slowly iu a way that certainly left the luipro ».on th.»' Slivers wa* a deep--a very *Uep—ihmker. 1 know that wa* the i!t.-ct it bal ii in». I rem<*nib-r a few we.-k* ago itn-e mg mm. saying: "Weil, Mr Sti* er-, look* a* il we were going to have u Ku-sian war'" Sin vers -Uoked Ui» la-ant thought fully an-J said: "Y'es it looks tuat wuy. But--well you wait a few day* ' "Now," *ays I to iiijs-lf a* l U*ft him, "there's a man who ha* studied the Afghan matter m all it* bearing . No flippant -pm ion there. ' "Well, of course you v • -**'-u .Stiver* since he shaved! The weuk, irrcsolut- mouth and receding chin i* n »w in hoi view. • ha(> jani to know that in a very short tun»- he R a in have beeil tagen in a* a partner in the house ot Ready, Ma :e *V Co., the clothier*, whose confidential ciers he ha* b-*eii for so many years--manager I might say. N*>w he think* his whole troiibie arise* Ironi the lact that when he went ^to the e-tablish meut jn*t after shaving. Mr. Ma-le ap proached him Sinilmgiy and said: "Anythiiig we can show you to-day, sirl' Lit course it mad<- a big laugh when the clerk* saw that old Made had been trying to seil something to hi* own manager, but taa? wa* not the tr»»uble. Mr. Ready bmiself told me ihui it a-tomshad him to think they had ever «*>ught the udvice of such u man,an J of course now any mistake* that ha<l ba(» («•n»- 1 in over pu» cta-e and that *urt of thiug were lai-t to th ■ charge ot Stiver* - augge* ti ns. Now ne i* oat ol employment, au I no one even pretixe* the "Mr." t-* hi* name. It I- (dtliul to see tu- w.lV In* haul wanders uliuie*»ly urouu • his -u»*ot.h lace m-urchiug for the lo*t t«eard. .% t'«»i i wi- t i—. Ark.iu.-siw fiavel»*r.l Mr. Jniiiti*. who»«* w .te wa* a great *uf ferer. Us.k a few bottles uf "H »rnbake'» Hurrah Health liar«»-ter," and wa* *o much relieved that Mi . Jaiuus wrote out a certificate and took it t-» Dr. Honibuk Ou, cut tuat is Hie me Bel tie," exclaimed the o « tor, "an !. my ilcai sir. you might Vualic t .e wriisvate stronger." "AL right, tauk • it -t: ««nger." Tha next ti iy Mr J.iiuu« «alle I on th« doctor and said: "Havayou printad that cert,fic.it« yet: "N , it hasn't coma out yet" ' Well, don't print it pleasa." "Why?" ' Because my p«x»r wife died thi* moru la*." "That so. Allow me to concrat—l mean plea*- except a»/ sympathy. Of course it won't do to pr;nt t».e certificate. Here, John," railing i U»y. "Go «town tc the newspaper office ai.-l tell the forcinr»!« to make that thiug real Amu.* instead of Jainu- ' Trtrk of » Michigan M«*on*hin«r. .Mullau«! Sun 1 It i* relabel of a certain LTnre "mo >n shiner" that b* »oiJ some pine logs la*t fall b. a Saginaw luiulkerman. the same being cut, on land owned by the Saginaw man. N«>t long after he sawe«l the ends of th- logs so a* to era e the mark* and seid the sam logs over again. Th- thing worked so well that he tried it again with equal sue«»»**, nnd kept on «h-iug so until the log*, which were «»rigumlly sixteen f«»-t long, were re duced to twelve ie*»t. th«-u he wa* mad be en n*e twelve f«-et »a- th.» shortest measure taken Onr !.«-*•<> ii In LI le. J'kiUitelphia Bulletm.I The other day a neat-looking lad applied to a gentleman in t ii* city for employment. He had a good place in hi* office that he wanted tilled. "I think 1 have *een you be fore. my lad " The tmy brightened uf> at the rect«gniti«in. "I r >ie down in th* car with y«>u this m »notig, and you had a com fortable seat and ke(>t it, while a dozen young women, who have t-- be on their feet all day, were *tanduig. You won't do ftir me. " And be lo-t hi* place. Gentleinanljr Leisure in Valley. i Boston (llolie.) On a flv-leaf of a Bible mi the Suncook Valley tram i* written the following: "Stop(»el five hours let ween Hooksett and Pittsfield for the b, g;age-ma*b-r to -plit kindling »'o-sl to start th-- lire in the en gine " That Would Have Iteen vrlii»». iBmton Transcript 1 F«jgg--brow»u»vt m i* having a hard time of it He !o*t his leg n you know, a year or two ago, and now he ha* to have hi* foot amputated Pewlerwn— S-»? Hope 'iwn-ii't the foot on The « ther ieg, tliat wcuFl la* very seritai*. __• Nearly tK.0U»),U0U worth of printing-ink is used m tfc» l' ni ted StaL*'evt-ry year An Apprenativo r.lephant. Yhii-ago Time* ] N*»t long ago <»ne of Barnuni'* « le;.hauts wa* found t » be in «langer of !<>*iiig his sell'« of sight. A »urge >,i who had been called to examine ti«» hu^e animal declare.! tliat if 'h3 elephant <x>uld l»o iuduce.1 to submit to an operation th« eye c.nild l»e saved. Ac©»rilingly the poor animal was tie.1 down, and * me caustic fluid was droppe 1 into «»ne of bi* eye* He roared with pain, for the treatment was -ever«. On the following «lay the eye that had be-*n t reate 1 was much better, but the surgeon thought be was going to buve a terrible time in operation on the other eve. Fancy hi* surprise to tintl that a* soon a* tho great beast heard his voice he stretched himself on tho ground and (»OAcefuily submitted t ) the (.aiiiful ordeal. The elephant had simply recognize 1 the skill and frieu lly pur pose of his benefactor. THF I I0\ \\DTIIEBE\R * -»•* * CONTRADICTORY ACCOUNTS OF THE FIRST SKIRMISH. Portrait* »ml vkrlrhr* ol the Vlrn Vi ho I imite Most Prominently on ttoth Mile* in the Preliminary IM|i loinutir skirmlshe«. We priant herewith |*>rtraits of the men who have figured most prominently in the preliminary diplomatic skirmish-* preceding open hostilities b-tween Russia aud England. They «»insist of Sir Peter Limsden. the British commander, of the Afglian boundary commission: Gen. Alexaudir K nnaroff. the Russian «»»iniiiauder; Abdurraii;uan Khan, ameer of Afghanistan. an»l L r«l DuflPer u, the skillful English diplomatist TV m«*-t iiii(s>rtaiit personage among the gn»up. as events prove thu* far, is \4 M r'o ' ö «1EV. AUtXAXDBM OWAROfT. «1EV. AUtXAXDBM OWAROfT. He &p|n ais t<* pos*« ss th«- «»image and f-fhly decision n«-»-*sary for the critical (»witi-m V holds. Knowing a* he «!-*•« that the slighb-'t aggresive a*-t on hi* |ar: would le almost «-ertain t<> pr« im «ke one of the most ter rible military «»itirticts of itK»iem times, bo dkl not he-i täte to engage in emlat with the Afghan* »>n the 90th of March last. Hu account of thi* <-ugag«-meut Is a* follows : "April 1.—On March Ü oar iletaehment np|ir<-ti* hi»i i>a*hk«-pri. W h«'ii m-ar the bridge we -aw an intrvDchm<*iit occuph'd by Afghans. In order to avoid a «»inflict 1 >ta tioiud my tr«xif»s threi- mile* from the Af ghan positi«>n. Negotiationsw ith('af»t. Yato (a member of Sir P«*ter Lumsden"* f<«n»-» i«e gan on March J»>. 55 hen the Afghan* be calm* convinced tliat we had no intention <»f attac king th.m they daily dr»-w nearer to our » amp. ()n Man'll 'Si they «li'pati-he«! against a company *>f «'urs covering a recon iioit» ring party thre> eotujiaides vvith a gun and some cavalry. Next <i*y, their amitM'ity aud allogamv luen-asing, thev occupied a high and «•oiuuiaud iug portion on the left flank of our camp, mad- intrench meats ami placed a cavalry js-st in tin- r«*nr of our lines ami a _ getic summ-ui* to evacuate the l«*ft bank of picket within gunshot «»f «>urf«>rt. On March gy 1 s.-nt the Afghan «»mimnmler an ener the Kushk und the left J»ank of the Murghah as far as tla* mouth of the Kushk. H*- re pli«» l that noting on th«- advi«-e «kf the Eng lish be w «mid not retire beyond the Ku-hk. I then sent him a nriv ate letter couched in amicable terms. On March 30, in order to support my demand. I marcht-d with my do taefament against the Afghan pwititm. still exj»-eting a pa«-»fic issue; but fire from the Afghan artillery aud an attai-k of th«-ir eav alr- compelled n-e to ace»-(»t a <»»ml»at. " In answ«-r to au iuquiry on the part of the British government Sir Peter Lumsden re plies to Gen. Komaroff - * account*# the Ins ginuiug of hostilities as follows.- "Gen. Komaroff staU-s: 'On March 30. to support niv «lemaw**. I nmn-he«! «ith my detacte ne u ai ainst th«* Afghan po«utiou, «»mntirrj still on a pacific result, but nitilierj fir«- an«J a cavalry attack compelled me to a«o*pt a couitia:.' Iu n ply Isay: Tin- Ru-siau» ad vanced to uttuck the -ifglinn |»<>sition. and of <»»ins«- the Afghan« were obliged to «le fand tbemseivea. Certainly the engagement wa i«»t b.-gim by the artiÛjrv fire, ax Gen. Rouiaroff states, a« infantry dre wa* ii.»ird ©mtinuing several minutes la-fore tne first f r ) l.ORD Dt'FFXRIN. The earl of Duff«-riii is an Irishuiau. and a great grandson of tla- a«»»»in(»li*l:-»l Richard Brinsley hlieridan. He i* Frwlerk-k Tempi« Hamilton Blackwood, only son of th«* third Baron Dufferin, in the Irish peerage, and lm mother (thelate lhiwnger L'ounte** Gifford by her second marriage» was a clever lady authoress. *-lde*t »laughter of Mr. Thonuu Sheridan, and heir«** to the w it, talent and genial teinp»r of her family, which her sot ha.* inh» rit*»i in his turn. Lord Dufferin w as born in 1M*JI'>. suctssvleil to the peerage on hi* fatla-r's death in 1*41. wa* «»luoated at Chris! ChtiP'h «*>ll**ge. Oxford, but took no honor* or «legn-es. having the university early. H« entered public life a* a kml-ut-waiting ir Lord John Russell's first administrate n. Hi visited Ireland »luring the terrible famine there in 1*46-47 ami publish»»! hi* ex|»eri enews ami th»* s»-en«** la- w itn.-ss«»i there. H« lia* since publi*he«l "Emigration ami rh« Tenure of I^ami in Irelanil" and "Contribu tions b» an Inquiry into th- State ol Ireland," works which show that lit ha* stmliisl lier troubles, but he liai never been all«»w«l to give her the ben-fit of his tlnnigh:. Hi* miedonw hav« lieen chiefly to foreign lau»L*, w here he has invariably proved hiuisclf one of the fore most annaig British dipl »mat ist- siniv l»i* raeli's «lay. In ItvWi he wa* attach,») to Lord John RufioeU * mh-*ioBto Yienua.au»! wn*>«-nt by Lord Palmerston a* British commissioner to Syria in 1*60. He wa* uuder-*e« r«-tary uf stab* f«>r India from ltykf bi 1st»»», and in the war ofli«-e subsequently for a few- months. Under Mr. Glndefcme's administration, w hich «vinui«-n<»»i in l**»*. Loi»! Dufferin wa* chan cellor «»f the Duchy <*f Lancaster for four u».* au«» iufu mkuiwu u** uim'lU'ii *'i the g»vermn,-nt of Ca..a-la ... WW. It was whih- at thi* (met that <mr p-ople ts- aim* ac quainted with his ubility. At the time of hi* arrival then* wa* <*>nsi.lerable dhraatmt throughout British Columute, tin* iiilmbitaut.* believing that the agn>e nu-ut which had been iiia»l<* at the tum- of tlieir joining the Dominkai of Canaihi had lieen broxen. lu 18ÎU bis lord ship, in company witi» Ixuly IKiffertn, made a tour - -f thi* remote aiid disaffected prov e. and ivstored order, tt WW he visited a "van l C<ilh-g«*. when the honorary «legr«-a >f LL.D. wa- .»nifemsl ou him. In the fall >f th«- sans- year he was succeeded bv the Marquis of Dirne a- governor general ol Taimda. V V . Isd lt / 3Û m / MAJ.-OEX- SIR PETER EtMSDEX. MAJ.-OEX- SIR PETER EtMSDEX. TIh* coomiander <*f the Afghan Vuiiôanr i tanmiwinn Sir Peter Ltunaden, is threat ened with an unenviable jxMftiou in ca*«*of the practical triumph cif tla* Russian move ments on the northern frontier of Afghanis tan. though be is one of the most valu ible «»f th«* men traitasl by tbeoki Ea*t Imita company and k»-pt in service by the Anglo Indian administration. H«- is a remarkably ne -looking man of 5ß years, above tlie middle Stature, blonde of oompk-xion. hand some and w ith a n-markably finely-balanced bead. He has been soldier, neg«>tiat«-r. a«l ministratcr and diplomatist for th*- lust A years, having «-ut*-r«»<l the Ik-ngnl urmy un der "John Company" in IM7. Viug only IK .fag*-. In IG v -ars lie r«-a< h.» I th«» j. an j. (>f lua j orf ai „j -jo years the r*-af ter that «»f _____________ ^ei-vk-e, a* Sir Lepel ((riffin i» considère»! as major-general. Iiaving in th«* nieanw ltile liasse»! through two Afghanistan campaigna, th«* Sep»y n-bellion an<l hostilities ulm«»st innumerable« in Burmah, th«- Se-hinde. among the bill tribes aud in L'hinu. He has twice been at the head ejf political missions t«* the Afghan aine«*rs. an«l by the se»»re t«> Mahara jahs ami other Iwlian prines-s. Serving as (uarterma*t«*r gen«-ral. a*si.*tant general aud «•hi«'f of staff in the Anglo-Indian army, as weH also as being an A. D. C. to the empn-vs of India herself. L»u»l Dufferin. in »ending Lu im*leu to the frontier on the eieliniitation commis si on. gave evid«-uce of his fe«-liugs of the gravity of the situation there. Ppobablv j^ r }» (>t ^ r Lums«leu is the most acromplnbed ^jdier-diplomatist in the British Imliau (>erba|is the most astute, uot to say uust nip ulous, of the civilian oflk-ial* on the Indian staff. ' * f: V AMT3 ÏR abditrrauman khan. AUlurrair'ian aisu . am«» r of ( 'abul ami rul« r ».t Afghanistan, t- -V» years of ng.*. II«* §. the ,*l« , <-*. or Afzul Khan, and i* tliu a gram Is« n <f i>nst Mahnnimed, who rul«l Afgnanwton till bi*«l«*i;h in l*«>:i. and nephew to the late Sh«*re Ali. w h<» was <k-|K»s«»l ami ex(iell»*l by the British invasion of ls7!». and who »li«*d *«K»n afterwanl* in exile. 5\*hen Shere Ali was p»»»gniz«»l by the English. AUlurrahmnii. wh<> had marrie«l a «laughter of the Turkish ameer of Bokhara. t«s*k i» fuge in th» >'«• countries north t>f Afgluunstau l»* voml the « »xu*. whi«-h had then not yet lieen subjected t«» Russian eootroL He wa« pur'tied, however, by th** persecuting sjiit. of Sbere Ali ami Yak»mb, who ha»I khz *1 In* mother, wife and «ister.audtletained them many year* prisoners at Candahar, and vv1r> « «jmpeUed th»- Ameer «»f Bokhara to dt uv him an abode in that state. Al»dur rahrnan w a* fain to (»ut hims«*lf und«»r tho protection of the Russians, then gradually mlvanciug tla-ir ©mquests iu Turki-stan ami wa* i»*«»-iv«»i by Gen. Kaufmann, who pn> cur*»l him. »u his poverty, a Russian |ien*i<»n of 2.'».'*"» roubles a year, ami afterward [>«T mitied him to reside at Samarcaml. After innumerable intrigu«-* ami internal <li*s«-n siofs, th«- thron«- wa* again vacat'd and tho pre*«*nt aim»-r wa* cboeen in 1**??, an«l has la-en very substantially wi(»(s»rb»l by tho British government of India, under 1/ >rd K 1 1 m >ii. re«-eiviug from it a n-gular subsidy' of ho.ik»» a year, with large gift* <>f artil lery. rifle* ami ammunition to improve his military force. A Compensating <5 «mh 1. jCieorge Eliot.] Some sain*** there must always be in say ing gooil-by t<* a w.»rk which i* «lone with love; but th»*r.* may—1 trust there will—he a compensating g»x»d in feeling that thi* thing yu»i yearn to d»> i* gone safely out of rea«-h of ei»*'n»ltie< that might nave cut it abort. When He Will >ee»l Tln-iu. Chicago ledger.] A young man on '.he west - i le U a d to bo familiar with thirteen languages. He will Or»e»l them ail when te f*li* down with a basket <4 egg*. Chari«-* Peulasly. writing in The Gentle man's Magazine, reports that Macaulay w.is the tyrant of the table, and rarely tol erated any talk t ut his own. "I do not be he\'e," Svilnev Smith used t< *ay, "that Macaulay ever d.l h«-ar my u».«v. Some times when 1 have t< i»l a g«'*»l *t« rv 1 have thought t«> myself: Poor Macaulay, bo will t»e very sorry »ouie «lay to have missed bear ing that."