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Austin Pohsou's " VliznettP In Illiymo."
Jf I wrro you, when Indies at tin; l:ty, sir,
Beckon iiml ikkI ii melodrama throuli,
I would not tin ii ulwtructeilly nwiiy, Fir,
If I wcro you.
If I were you, w lion persons 1 iilltatcd
Wuit for lliroo hours to take mil down to Kew,
I would, ut lciisl, (irctcnd 1 recollected,
If I with you.
If I were you, when ladies are ro l.ivisli,
fclr, as to keep Itm every wait, but .two,
I would not danco with wliuits Mis McluviMi,
If I were you!
f I were vou, win) vow you niiinof mifl'or
Whit) of the liest the mildest " honey-dew"
I would not dance with a snioKe-eoiiHumin runer
If 1 were you !
If I were vou, I would not, fir, 1)0 bitter,
Kvcn to write the "Cynical Ucvlew."
No, I should doubtlew llnd flirtation litter,
f I were you!
Keallv! Vou would? Why, Frank, you're uitc
delightful , .
Hot a Othello and as black of hue;
Borrow my fan. 1 wowld not look eo J'rl'.lh'J"',
if 1 were you!
" It is the aiise.' I mean your cliaperoii Is f
HiiiiHiiiif BUiiu" well-curled juvenile. Adieu!
I shalTi ctiie. I'd hpai c that poor Adonis
I. I were you!
(Jo. i.' von will. At once. And by express, sir.
Where shall it. be? To China or Peru?
Go. I "Mould leave inipiirers my address, sir,
if i were you!
o. I will remain. To slav and iL'ht a duel'
Seems, on Hie hide, the proper thill'-- to do
Ah, you are stroni,'! 1 would not, then, be cruel.
If 1 were you !
due d m
One do
not like one's feeling to be doubted
not like one's friends to liliseulitrue.
yjd that I a ee bit pouted?
If f COllf
I thouid admit that I was ;iVw too.
Asl; me
If 1 v
to dance. I'd say no more about it,
ere you!
I Walt .IU, i,t.
It Jocsn't J() nun uiiy good to live iipurt
lruni women and childivn. 1 never knew a
lioyV school in which there was not a tenden
cy to rowdyism. And lumbermen, .sailors,
lislieiiiieii, liiid all other men Ihat live oiilv
with men, m e liroverbially a half bear sort of
people. 1 roii'icnneii Motien down w hen wo
men and children come but 1 forget myself,
it is the Mory you want.
Uurtoii nu i Junes lived in a shanty by Ihem
iiclvcs. Joih.s was a mnrried man, bul liml
iii it hard to support his wile in a down
East village, he had ciniiiiiilctl to Xortlieru
31iiiii('.sota, leaving his wile under her fath
er's roof, until lie should lie able to "make a
start." lie and Uurtoii had gone into part
nership aed had "ore-ciuptcd n town situ" of
three bundled aim twenty acres.
There were perhaps twenty families scat
tered s:i;usc!y over tins town site at the time
my story lie-ins nnd ends, lor it ends in the
same week iu which it begin.
The partners had disagreed, quarreled and
divided their interests. The land was all
bhurcd between them except one valuable
R.riy tu re piece. Each of them claimed that
piec e of land, and the quarrel bad grown so
lii uli bet .veen them that the neighbors expect,
ed them to 'shoot at sight." In fact, it was
understood that Uurton was on the forty acre
piece. dt-U rminwd to knout Jones it he came,
and Jones had sworn to go out there ami
shoot Burton, when the i.'ht was postponed
bv the unexpected arrival of Joues' w ife rl!
Jones' r-Ii.i i!y was not finished, and Le wa
f.-.r.-i-,! In fdfi-tf.i flitf lnrnri-f.f fiffl.tlf. I.I-
old partner, iu'iiis exertion to make wife and :
Ik.Lv cou.f-.rubk- for the uL'ht. For the wis-j
ter ,-u:i w as surrounded by""oa.ffS." I,. !
stead .d ..lie aun, there were four, an occui
rencc- u-, uacosumoa m this latitude, but a
which alw ,.y bode a terrible storm. j
In his e;;Je.wr to care for wife m I child.
Jones was nioliiJied a little, and half rtrret. J
t..! tf.-tf I... h..n k.n violent K.nt tJ.s.
ot land, iiuthe .va delermint l not" to be '
backed down, and be would certablv have " a?.J in 'J.m ,Le nj!'.v- taiJ
shoot Uurton or be shot himself. I . "Jitr, f,0 xh JiT Mr:
When he thought ot the clnnce of bein- J,ori- co0ua 1 li'ck ol tivtbinr beiur to d
killed by bis old partner, the prospect wa.
not pie i-ar.t. He looked wistfully at Kittv,
las two y ;irs' old child, and dread, d that she
Would be b It fatherless. Nevertheless, he
wouldn't be backed down. He would i-hoot
or be shot.
While the father was busy cutting wood,
and the mother was busy otherwise, little
Kitty managed to uet the shanty door open.
There was no latch as yet, and her prying lit
tle linger, easily swung it back. A gust of
cold air almost took away her breath, but she
t::uglit sight of the brown grass without, and
the new world seemed so big that the little
led were lam to try and explore it.
She pushed out through the door, cauidit
her breath again, and started away down a
path bordered by sere grass and the dead
otalks of the wild sunflower.
How often she had longed to escape from
restraint and paddle out into the world alone!
So out into the world she weut, rejoicing in
her liberty, in the blue sky ubove and the
rusty prairie beneath. She would find out
where the path went to, and what there was
at the i ml of the world I What did she care
if her nose was blue with cold, and her chub
by hand . red as beets. Now and then she
paused t turn her head away from a rude
blast, a forerunner of the storm; but having
gaspf d a moment, she quickly renewed her
oi.ic inarcii m search ol the great un
known. The mother missed her, and supposed that
.Tones, who could uot get enough of the
child's society, had takeu the little pet out
with him.
Jones, poor fellow, Kure that the darling
wa, sale within, chopped away until that aw
lul storm broke upon hnn, and at last drove
him, half smothered by snow and half-frozen
with cold, into the house When there was
nothing left but retreat he had seized an arm
ful ol wood and carried it into the house with
him, to ;aake sure of having enough to keep
bis wife and Kitty from freezing iu u,c com.
ing awfuluess of the night, which now settled
down upon the storm beaten and snow-blind
cd world.
It was the beginning of that horiible storm
in which so many people were frozen to
death, mid Jone had lied none too soon.
U nen once the wood was stacked by the
stove, Jones lookrd round for Kitty. lie had
not more than inquired for her w hen father
and mother each read in the other's face the
fact that she was lost iu this wild, dashing
storm ol gnow.
So fast did the snow fall nml so dark was
the night, that Jones could not see to follow
the path, which he thought Kilty might have
taken, but it wa buried in snow-drifts, and
he soon lost himaelf.
lf stumbled through the drifts, calling out
to Kitty in bis dMicvs, but not knowing
w hither he went. After an hour of despair
ing, waadcrinj and shouting, he came upon
a house, and having rapped on the door, he
found himself face t fcc with his n ife.
He had returned ! bis own house in his
When we remembei "h'i! Jones bad not
slept for two nights preceding this one, on
account of his mortal quarrel with llurton,
and he bad now been beating against an arc
tic hurricane, and tramping througu ireacn
eroiis billows ol snow for an hour, we cannot
wonder that ho fell over bis own threshold in
a state of extreme exhaustion.
Happy for him that ho did not fall bewil
dered on the prairie, as many another poor
wayfarer did on that fatal night !
As it was, his wife must needs give tip the
vain little searches she had been making in
the neighborhood ol the shanty, nno nan
now a sick husband, with frozen hands and
feet and face, to care ibr. Every minute the
thermometer fell lower and lower, and all the
heat Iho little cook-stove in Jones' shanty
couly give would hardly keep them from
Hurton had staved unon that forty-acre lot
all day, wailing for a chance to shoot his old
partner .Jones. Jtc had not nearu oi me ar
rival of Jones' wife, and so he concluded that
his enemy had proved a coward and had left
him in possession, or else that he meant to
play him somu treacherous trick on his way
So liurton resolved to keep a sharp look
out. 15ut ho soon found that impossible, lor
the storm was upon him in all its blinding
jury, lie tried to follow me pain, blithe
could not find it.
Had he been less of a frontierman ho must
have perished there, within a furlong of his
own house. Hut In endeavoring to keep the
direction of the path he heard a smothered
crv, and then saw sometinng rise up covercu
with snow, and fall down again, lie raised
his gun to shoot it, when the creature tittered
another wailing cry so human, that he put
down his gun and went cautiously lorward.
It was a child!
1 j did not remember that there was such a
child among all the settlers in Newton. But
he did not bton to ask questions, lie must,
without delay, get himself an.l the child, too,
to a place of safety, or both would soon be
So he took the little thing in his arms and
started through the drifts. And the child put
its little icv lingers on Burton's roUL'h cheek,
and muttered "I'apa!" And Burton held her
oser, and fought the snow more courageous
ly than ever.
He found the shanty at last, and rolled the
child in a btill'alo-robe while he made a fire.
Then when he got the room a little warm, he
took the little thing upon his knee, dipped
her aching lingers in cold water, and asked
her what her name was.
'Kitty," she said.
"Kitty," he said; "and what else?"
"Kitty," she answwred, uor could he lind
out any more.
"Whose Kitty arc you?"
" V.Mir Kitty," she said. For she had known
her father but that one day, and now she be
lieved that liurton was he.
liurton sat up all ni'dit and stuffed wood
into bis impotent little stove to keep the baby
from freezing to death. Xever haviutr had
to do with children, ho firmly believed that
KUty, sleeping snugly under blankets and
biill'alo-robes, would freeze if he should let
the lire subside in the least.
As the storm prevailed with unabated fury
the next day, and as he dared neither to take
Kitty out uor to leave her alone, he stayed
by ner tut day ana stuilcU the stove with
wood, and laii'died at her droll babv talk.
md fed her on biscuit and fried bacon and
On the morning of the second day the storm
had subsided. It was forty degrees cold, but
knowing somebody must betinouming Kitty
for dead, he wrapped her in skins, aiid with
much dilliculty reached the nearest neigh
bor's house, suffering only a frost-bite on his
nose by the way.
"Ihat child," said the woman to whose
uouse he nan come, 'is Jones'. I seed em
take her outen the wagon day before ves
terday." Burton looked at Kitty a moment in per
plexity. Then he rolled her up again and
started out, "Traveling like mad," the woman
said, as she watched him.
When he reached Jones', he found Jones
J J" '"!f sltIin? m utter wretchedness by
'''', erc- ,'7 ww- both sick from grief,
avJ nM m,jVC "' tI,c bouse. Kitty
Lil P:Ten P 'r buried alive under
'-n'mn.. They would find her
w "ta i r"? tbou"1 cvae and mtU the snow
t0?'" c"- . . T, ...
, . , Jn'Le Laroa cimo in with
" UlEd, tJ fcu-sda-tkics. iLty looked at
L5ra J':h fc"- - -twltn he opened I
sLaa u w.-r-iia.
Aii J Joiii-s rot vp Jl2J I'.-. k h't .i part
Er' bha-1 hhi mid, Btrt'-t. ok f3!'..w!'
,i i
h. Ipk-'y
And Barton sid. ' Jone, ole klkw, yr.u
Uiay have tht f ny-wre j-atcb. Jt c-;a?
mightv tiirii iJiSkia'"iae tie laurdcrer of lLut
littl" Kitty's fitl.'r
"No! vou Ki!! tike it Tovrsflf." cried
Jones, "if I have to ?j to !i V iLiike you."
And Jones actually deeded hi isjtut ja
the forty acre to Burton. Jii.1 Barton traas
fer'ed it all to Kilty.
I hat is whv this .art f N--a! -ei i
f. s.;,c'j
(today "Kitty's Forty." J V';fV '
j i ----- -
A Nkw r.uiY-WAMU.it The l'all V UGj
zi lte Is a firm believer in the story tht n in
vention is ready tor parents which a :.; u
'You simply insert the begrimed and mo
lasses-coated infant in an orifice which ran
be made of any required size by turning for
10 minutes u cog wneei witn electric attach
ments. 1 he child glides gently down a high-
ly polished iii( line plane; its lips are m t at
its terminus by an India rubber tube, from
which the infant can draw lacteal nourish
ment. While in this compartment, which is
lined wivh plate-glass mirrors, tne perturbed
spirit of the infant is soothed by its frantic
efforts to demolish its own image, reflected in
the glass with a nickel-plated combined teeth
cutter, nail knife, rattle and tack hammer,
which are thrust into the baby's hand by an
automatic monkey. Fatigued by its destruc
tive ellbrts, the infant falls asleep, while the
organ attachment plays softly the melody of
'Put me in my little bed.' Then it slips "into
the third compartment. Here the baby is
w ashed. Another small tube administi rs
dose of soothing syrup, and the infant glides
i rom mo macnine, ns nans pared, its hair
combed, ready for the habiliments rendered
necessary by the tall ol our first parents."
A few days ago a colored man applied at
one of the Uoston Savings Hanks where he
had a deposit and whence he w ished to draw-
one dollar. Ihc polite clerk Inlormed him
that the iron rule of the institution forbid the
w ithdrawal of a less sum than three dollars.
Our colored brother was in deep studv for a
few moments and then said : " Sar, I'll take
de free dollars." The three dollars were inrid
t' hnn, when he at once added : " Now, sar,
'i you please, I'll poset two dollars in de in-
SlltUtion." T he amount u-iw ilnlv received
and credited to his account, when w ith his
loose Hollar in Ins pocket, he gave the clerk
a sly w ink and w alked away whistling "Catch
a ......... I - I - -
a nea.iei asiecp.
A Hippocampus, or sea horse, in the 31an
Chester aquarium recently gave birth to a
iniiuij uuinixTing about two hundred. They
were hatched in a pouch w hich is in the tail
of the male parent, the ova being idiced
mere by the tem ile as in a nest. It Is sup
posed that the young occasionally return to
me poucu tor protection.
Tyini; her bonnet undir her chin,
She tied her raven ringlets In;
Hut not alone iu the silken snare
iid the eaten her lovely lloatini; hair.
For, tybiir her bonnet under her chin,
She tied u yotini,' man's heart w ithin.
Tbev were htrolliii'' tuirether up the hill,
Where the wind comes blowinir merry and chill ;
Aim It blew tlie curls in a irouesoiue race
All over the happy peach-colored face,
Till, Kcoldiu iind Iauirhiui;, she tied them In
Under her beuutiful dimpled chin.
And it blew a color bright as the bloom
Of the pinkest fuchsia's tossing plume,
All over the cheeks of the prettiest jjirl
That ever imprlsoneda ronipinir curl,
For, tying her bonnet under her chin,
She tied the young man's heart within.
Steeper mid steeper grew the hill;
Madder, merrier, chillier still
The western wind blew down, mid pluved
The wildest tricks with the little maid',
As, tying her bonnet under her chin,
She tied a young man's heart within.
O western wind, do you think It was fa'.r
To plav such tricks with her floating hair
To gladly, gleefully do your berft
To blow 'her ogainst the young man's breast,
Where he as gladly folded her in,
And kissed her mouth and dimpled chin?
Ah! F.llcr.v Vane, you little thought,
An hour ago, when you besought
This country lass to walk with you,
After the sun had dried the dew,
What perilous danger you'd be in,
As she tied her bonnet under her chin.
From the Columbus (tin.) Sun.
There are few observant ones who have
been long in Columbus who have not noticed
Ihc large, intelligent, and splendid dogs be
longing to -Messrs. Charles Ileyman, Henry
iwcreuntui w. n. mown, liieir nrogenitor
has a history. At the battle of Spottsylvania
court house, Mahonc's division of confeder
ates, in which was Gen. A. Ii. Wright's bri
gade of Georgians, was charged bv tremen
dous lines of federals. The attacking party
was repulsed with terrible loss. In front of
the advancing columns was a large dog, who
advanced ferociously and barking to our
lines. Not a gun was pointed at him. Of
all tbc terrible odds advancing, eleven to one,
only this dog got over the confederate breast
works, and he was captured by some mem
bers of the City Light guard of the Second
Georgia battalion. He was brought to Colum
bus loved ins Southern master better than
life. His progeny embrace the smartest dogs
in the country. The Yankee-Southern dog
died here some months ago at a good old
1'roin the Lexington (Ky. Press.
A curious incident occurred at .Messrs.
Williams A: Cassidy's coal-yard at the Cov
ington depot a few days ago. An old black
horse had just been driven into the yard
hitched to ii watering-cart. The belly-band,
an antiquated concern, gave way in" an at
tempt to back the cart to its place, and as the
water was heavier than the horse, the cart
dropped and the shafts rose, the horse going
with them, and hanging by his neck, his hind
leet two or three leet from the ground. 1 he
animal struggled and kicked in terror. His
eye-bal Is became distended in the excess id'
his fear, and froth stood upon his lips. He
was rescued from his dangerous situation af
ter much trouble. When he touched the
ground, the poor beast stood for a moment
apparently bewildered, and then, recovering
himsell, he looked round among his rescuers,
and, approaching them very quietly, rubbed
his nose against the shoulder of one of the
From the New Orleans ltepubliean.
Late Tuesday nighf, a stranger, just for
amusement, gave several bystanders speci
mens of his dog's acquirements, at the corner
of I'erdido and St. Charles streets. The mast
er quietly, without gesture of any kind, told
ins uog to want across the street, lind a little
wagon and get into it. Doggy obeyed, though
reluctantly, as the wagon" was a cart, but he
finally complied. He was then told to hunt
up a tire plug and mount it. His keen eyes
searched a moment, and on the instant poor
Tray pleased his owner, lie was then com
manded to hunt a lamp-post and put his fore
feet on it. This done, he was told to go into
itbe Pelican saloon, find a chair and sit in it;
'; then to look up the beer barrel and stand on
j it ; th n to lie down and act like a poisoned
jdog. These orders were given in the most
j 0' . iiinion-place tone of voice, and most of the
.1.1.-.. .l.t. . . !
uj: ijuie iue oeai couiu not see ins master,
yet Le olxyed quite as readily as a willing
M-rva:..;. tpparently understanding the Fug-L-b
".fci-uage very" well.
A !K'il. I All M'OTTEH" UUd.
iihi-j to Cifcciiitiati (iazette.j
Aa.vt.2 tLe ttuches of the Fifilh street
Kajjway i.u : o:.e who has exhibited most
rcKiUltble iy-i :.iy in his a'tentioii to the
iUHn:t'.b tit L' - nyy. The phenomenon
rtfem-d to it a ri L'-u'i ;z-J dog that has
WrjJ .T a Jong t k-pt ab-jut the car-stable.
ti!jl lit bfc.'Uje h s',n of iu-pector or
ovew-er t ibe J;j- . ry morning he goes
out a iu oil J rid iitotg for some ills
ta.'jf.e, alj.-ri be jump dowa ft d waits at a
rok,ji)g for ili.- fc-jt coach. This he board
a it ktid alter a thorough K-raUny of
tonduct'T, J;mr. borw. aiad ail the appoint
tMU'.i of the eitlt. L: visits v.-lijt Cher, n
lik'i VfjLwr. Iu ihi way be pas-.'- iheri-
tire day, usually goit g over the whok l r.ii-
tiii-1 lost etir :.g a i-reat nuauv car. N iiittiij.i-
he stop at one end of the road aud soinetim-i. j
at the ftbi-r. He is wt'l atouaiiited w
every t'fejtji.tor aud enver in the employ
the oiip.inv, and i a t-tteral favorite. A
few days since tb' V all dubbed together and
contributed a nickle each, for the purpose of
buying the agv:iu canine a licence and a
collar. lie n Mainly ought to wear the iopu-
lar ''brass collar," lor he ab-a J of ail bin
tribe so far as heard from. At night L-
keeps vigilant watch at the ittabk, Mid
seems to have d voted bis whob- -xirt rice to
the service of the corporation. He takes hii
beef with good relish, as though li- had earned
it, and has apparently settled down for life in
his position.
(From the Newark (S.J ) .to irn.ii.j
Who has not seen a fine d-v b.ped. ravi n-
eolored dog invariably standing by the side
of James K. .Martin, the veterinary surgeon t
On Friday nightla.it, aliout the hour of 11
o'clock, the animal referred to. b-eame alarm
ingly uneasy, pitifully supplicating bis mas
ter to allow him to go into the hlable vard
Twice he was gratified. F.ach time he ran to
the front gate. The doctor compel'id him to
return to the ofllce, when the dog Ix-cntuc
quite unmanageable, specially pleading that
the ofllce-door be opened. Obtaining his
wish, again he speedily rushed to the front
gate and commenced a most mournful howl
that this gate might be opened. It win un
locked w ith speed, and the noble unimal rush
ed out of the gate to Kill Irange street, occu
pied by Mr. Pclotihet. The doctor followed
his "heir-at-law," as he styles him, when to
his astonishment be fouud the premises on
tire, and Mr. Pcloubcfs family absent. As
the llaim-s were making rapid headway, the
doctor aroused the neighbors. Help inme,
and after an hour's hard work the fire was ex
tinguished. Thirty minutes' later discovery
would, no doubt, hac caused a serioiii con
flagration, as the t- m tr.cnt was frame, n- were
also the adjoining buildings. The duty of
this four-footed friend is to guard and protect
the doctor's ofllce.
From the Lowell (Mass. Courier.
.Many years ago Mrs. Abram Dodge, of the
town d Ipswich, Mass., owned a beautiful
horse, which was the pet of the family. He
was admired by all who knew his playful
ness and good qualifications. In the summer
it was Mr. Dodge's habit occasionally to have
a frolic with his horse in the barn-yard, then
let him go out alone, and he would go to the
river, winch was about one-third of a mile
distant, where he would bathe, then go to a
common and roll on the grass, then with the
freedom of air start for his home. His stable
was renovated for him while he was gone,
and his breakfast put in his crib. If he met
his master he would show some coltish tricks,
bound for the stable, pull out the wooden pin
that fastened the door with his teeth and rush
to the manger where he expected to find bis
food. One night the horse was stolen I mm
the stable. After the expiration of sixteen
years Mr. Dodge was at the tavern when a
man drove a horse up to the door. Mr. Dodge
at once recognized his horse, and ho told the
driver his reason for believing it to be his;
the man told of whom he had bought the
horse, and said that he had owned the horse
for several years. Mr. Dodge claimed bis
horse, and it was finally agreed that if the
horse would, on being taken to his own stable,
go through the habit of bathing, rolling on
the grassland pull ng the pin from the stable
door as above described, that Mr. Dodge
should have him. When the horse was let
out into hisold yard he reviewed Iho prcmisi s
tor a moment, then started tor his old bath
tub, then for his green towel on the common,
then to the old stable, pulled the wooden pin,
won for himself a good meal, and bis old
master his favorite horse. The facts are
vouchsafed for by reliable old residents of
the beaiitilul, picturesque old town, ami show
conclusively the long memory of otir noble
f From the Uoston Traveller.J
It simply amounted to a necessity with us,
on account of the wonderful stories our ex
changes are telling about the intelligence of
animals; and we have engaged a man to
come in once a week and tell us a veritable
history of some bird or beast, which shall en
able us to keep up with our cotcmporarios.
Walker is his name. His first story is the
following; .Mrs. Wilkins, who lives about
four miles from Point Shirley, has a tame
catamount. Lntil last week it neverdisplay.
ea any extraordinary intelligence, but it
seems that last Wednesday, having noticed
that once a week the windows were cleaned,
what did this catamount do but go out in the
back yard and get a 'ladder; then into the
kitchen and get a pail, turn on the faucet, fill
the pail, go upon the ladder, and wash all
the front windows, wiping them with its own
fur, a portion of w hich it had stripped oil' for
the purpose. Mr. Walker considers this a
most wonderful case rd
hopes to beat it next week.
intelligence, but
An Fncounter with (iorilla,
He was about twenty yards oil' when we
first saw him. We at once gathered together;
audi was about to take aim and bring him
down where ho stood, when Malaoucn stop
ped me, saying in a low whisper, "Not lime
We stood, therefore, in silence, gun in hand.
The gorilla looked at us for a minute or so
out of his evil grey eyes, then beat his breast
with his gigantic arms and what arms he
had! then he gave another how l of defiance,
and advanced upon us. I low horrible he
looked ! I shall never forget it.
Again he stopped, not more than fifteen
yards away. Still Malaoueu said "not yet.
Good gracious! What is to become of us if
our gnus miss fire, or if we only wound tin
huge beast? Again the gorilla made an ad
vance upon us. Now he was not twelve yards
on. i couui see plainly his lerocious face.
It was distorted with rage; his huge teeth
were ground against each other, so that we
could hear the sound; the skin of the fore
head was drawn forward and back rapidly,
which made his hair move up and down, and
gave a truly devilish expression to the hid
eous face. Once more he gave out a roar.
which seemed to shake the woods like thun
der; I could really feel the earth tremble
under my feet. The gorilla, looking us in
the eyes, and beating" his breast, advanced
"Don't fire too soon," said Malaoucn: "if
vou do not kill mm, he will kill you." '
i him iiuiu ue cainu wiui in eigut yarns Ol
us before he stopped. I was breathing fast
with cxciUmcnt as I watched the huge, ugly
beast. Malaoucn said only "steady," as the gorilla
came up. I hen he stopped. Malaoucn said
"now!' and before he could utter the roar
for which he was opening his mouth, three
musket balls were iu his body. He fell dead
almost without a struggle.
lie was a monstrous beast indeed, though
not among the tallest. His height was five
feeetsix inches. His arms had a spread of
seven feet two inches. His broad, brawny
chest measured titty inches round. The big
toe of his loot measured live inches and three
inches in circumference. His arms seemed
like immense bunches of muscle only; and
his legs and claw-like feet were so well fitted
for grabbing and holding, that I could see
how easy it was for the negroes to believe
that these animals, when they conceal them
selves in trees and watch for prey, can seize
and pull up with their feet, amy living thing,
oparii, ox, or man, that passes beneath.
I lie lace of tins gorilla was intensely black.
I b:
vast nei, wuicii provedli is great power,
oilw.'ii bare, and covered with narcbnienl-like
'" ILs body was covered with grey hair.
VM-ile the animal approached In its fierce
way, w alking on Its hind legs, and facing us
a lew animals dare face man, it really seem
ed to me to be a horrible likeness of man.
?(( lUt. I iorillu Country.
, - --
Nrbritnka Tow at ISrltixh Cattle Shown.
Two or three years ago, J E. Jones cmi'
grat-d from England to Canada, but found no
farm quite to his mind till he reached the
Eig Lluc in Nebraska, lie was too late to
nbuin government land near Crete, and so
bought an improved farm, to which he added
various purchases from the Hurlington aud
Missouri Hiver Hailroad, so that he now has
an estate of 2,400 acres.
To give friends at home an idea of his new
purchase, Mr. J. last year shipped to Liver
pool a cow raised on prairie gras and never
fed on any other food. This creature w as ex
hibited in various British fairs, where she
was much admired, and afterwards brought
a round miiii when sold for the benefit of the
poor in Wrington the native parish of Mr.
Seeing is believing. Hence every mail
brings letters from John Hulls to Mr. Jones,
xaying that they also are determined to try
their fortunes in the unknown land from
which he has sent such an Eschol cluster.
Some have their capital at command, so that
they can come at once; others must wait to
sell out a lease or for it to expire, but will
send out bojsor friends to make a beginning.
One man asks: "Can farming tl I bought
either in Vrtte or in S'em YvrkV' This in
quirer w ill see more than one car in the train
of freight which follows him to Crete filled
w ith agricultural implement, and in Nebras
ka may inspect a plow factory which all
neigh boring farmers h to turn out a Utter
article than is 'brought into the state from
any other quaiter. Ui'sidcs, iu the last re
port of the chief of the Washington J'.iueau
of ( 'oinnieree, It is slated that during 17'- the
declared value of the mowers, cultivators,
etc., exported from the L'nited Stales was
about a million anil a half, (if 1,517,113,) and
that of these tools sJ27'l,711 worth were ex
ported to Knglaiid. .Mr. J., however, advises
his friends to bring with them one article,
uaineiy, a chain barrow. Ho bids them not
to be faint, hearted if their capital is small,
since they can buy railroad aeres for a less
sum than their annual rent, or annual outlay
lor fertilizers at home, and that on ten years'
credit, six per cent, interest, nothing of the
principal payable for four years, ami with a
deduction ot twenty per cent, as a bounty on
prompt tillage if they buy in 1S71.
Pkok. J. D. Hl Tl.Klt.
The late Hey. Richard Watson would
sometimes step out of his way to administer
merited reproof, one rsauuath morning, in
Wakefield, he had not proceeded far in his
discourse, when he observed an individual
in a pew just before him rise from his seat
and turn round to look at the clock in the
front of the gallery, as if the service was a
weariness to him. 1 he unseemly act called
forth the following rebuke: "A remarkable
change," said the speaker, "has taken place
among the people of this country in regard
to the public service of religion. Our fore,
f iihers put theirclocksoii tin-outside of their
places of worship, that they might not be- too
late in their attendance. We have transferred
Ihcni to the in.-ide of the house of God, lest
we .should stay to long tn the service. A sad
and an ominous change!''
An exchange savs that it is reported in
Knglaud that'll French firm have discovered
a nu thod of making artificial sugar from ma
terials so cheap that it can be sold at a farth
ing a pound. Concerning which the Mann-
fiidunr iind J'n idi'r says: "W hen we con
shier that sawdust is cneap, and rich in
lignite, which by chemical treatment with
mineral acids may be changed into grape su
gar, we should not be at all surprised that the
above report turns out to be true, and that
sawdust is the material irom w iiicii tins cheap
sugar is obtained. Changing old linen rags
into sugar is a well known chemical experi
ment. Such rags arc almost pure lignite
while sawdust also consists of lignite, la w
eycr, with some other ingredients, easily
removed. From rags to sawdust is but out
step." The destruction of Iluflalo on our western
plains is almost incredible, and the govern
ment should adopt measures to put a stop to
their wanton slaughter.
Mr John A. Dessig, who has been survey
ing out on the plains and among the moun
tains, states that his party came upon one spot
upon the Hcpuhlicnn l iver where they count
ed (1,5110 carcasses id' bu Halo from which the
hides only had been stripped, lie says that
he came across one party of U' hunters, who
stated that they had killed X?,su( bull'alos dur
ing the past summer, only the hides of which
were utilized. Mr. Lessig" estimates that there
are at least 2,000 hunters 'encamped along the
Hickaree river, which lies between the two
forks ot the Hepublicau.
Last week there were l,-li)H barrels of rice,
of the product of Louisiana, shipped to
Charleston, S. C. Iu ante helium times, this
would look like shipping coals to Newcastle.
lut the fact is, that the rice culture in this
state is rapidly becoming one of our leading
agricultural employments, and if she does
uot now, Louisiana soon will, surpass all the
other states in the quantity of this valuable
esculent produced by her. The production
of rice, as has been shown in the Parish of
Plaquemines, presents the most satisfactory
illustrations of the small farm system w hich
has yet been given iu this state. AYp f rknn
A scientific writer has made the discovery
tiiat a "tinker's dam" is not profanity, but
simply an inclosure made commonly of bread
around the hole to be mended, that the melt
ed solder may be contained till it cools off
around the bread. After being subjected to
this process the bread is burned and spoiled,
and is a fitting type of utter uselcssness.
(Suceessoifto Dlmmlck & Itrotbcr,)
Prescription Store,
Vtti'nllitN, IlruNHen,
docket Honk. Pocket Knives, Spectacle!", Artist Goods,
ax Mmerimtl, ii uhmch, rnuc (..tuiin, uc,
Ottawa. .July 19. lS.
Everybody's Favorite!
Parlor Spring IJ(m1 Lounge.
(ireafvst Invention of the Aye!
A Marvel of Simplicity !
'Itl thetient tlilnir I everpav." was Mie tnv arl-iWc re
mark ol' the thousand who aUcniled the Cliicano Intir-
Mate Industrial txnoltlon.
t he host Is the cheapest ' mvima-mw.
Th- hlkht uf thla Loiiiiira Is the Duma when open is when
The head dropa to form a pillow when open.
No Mattress l required; when own It Is ready forue.
It la neatlr upholstered with the best materia..
The frame la solid Black Walnut, most elegant pattern
The whole lied ta tlllud with tulral snrttiES. t on aaolld
board bottom. . . . . A.
!o not tall to rnre one. If yonr Fnrnltnrc reait r nas
not yet secured It. purchase direct of
C. 1?. HKKWfs'l
11 Major Block.
113 La Salle Street, I Ii rajo.
t jrsend for Illustrated Circular and Price List.
For the Sprinic of 1S74.
I haTealanreatork f Apple Trees, three to flv year.
old, well srown trees, of the beat "'" larce .iock
and rood aeiortment of KverRreena. ' ' feet Inch,
line Million O-aifelledcerianu, with m general assortment
of Nursery Stock. Wishing to cloa" out my rmiery busi
ness I will sell at very low prle-t. Now Is the time to set
!n orchard and nrnaJnent your pren.ls.-a for a very little
moner. Will prernrcasn m p:i.. rl.ruru uui
w ll not be refused, a. my otjecl la to
Kami i;ie",.in. i.i2.
t lmeii r.i.rwiv.
w.ti. Tiuimu,
-. y Iji Salle St.. baa Jut reeeirM a new atock ot t lotha.
i assltneres. Veatlnga. Ac . whkh he la aelllna; and maklr
up to order cheai-er than alop-shop work can tie hoi win
anywhere In Ottawa. 114 baa also on hand a go. d vartety
l i;c-(OV-mair in .'i ii iti ii mi, k. nu
g general assorimt-ni to it r iirui.iimK iuhmi. m turn ne.
is helling at the l'.-t tlure. Mr. Tral'in- has a bleb rvnn
tatlon for the excellence ol bis custom cr. Li nieiulsrr
tbepUc. . .. . .
Wet aide of the Court House S,,uare Ottawa. Illinois.
partnership beretotoie etisttm undrr the firm name
ol M. Mirtcl H o. Is this dar dissolved by mutual consent
nf the iiiemtieni. Moses Miefel alone Is autborlred to col
lect the debts due said partnership at Ottawa, ininols.
lirs BiirFii,.
Ottawa, Jan. "th.ir:t. AUKA1IAM r'UANK.
M STIFTKL will continue the business at the oM stand.
aud will be aleaard lo arc ail customers as bWore. JanlT-.iw
IIOCK f.T ltOOKM.-The f nest Lcilub, T
can atd Aovnraa I'ockrt linots. at
osm i H.vrr.v axs.
West of the Court House,
Popular Authors, in half calf.
Popular Authors, in Morocco.
Popular Authors, in Antique.
Popular Authors, with Illustrations.
Juvenile Books, in Sets.
Juvenile Books, in Single Volumes.
Toy Books, in Oil Colors.
Toy Books, in Linen.
Juvenile Histories.
Works in Natural History.
Fairy Stories and Fables.
Books of Animals and Birds.
Fine Ouarto and Smaller Bibles.
Large Print Prayer Books.
Photograph Albums.
Fine Writing Desks.
Fine Work Boxes.
Backgammon Boards.
Toilet Sets.
Card Cases.
Pocket Cutlery.
Fairchild's Gold Pens.
All re cordially Invited to call and examine our stock.
IS L i Snllo Street.
Window Shades:
West of the Court House,
Have juHt received tliWr
ConMlatliiff ot
Stamp Golds,
l,1!!! lic. cnil T).i-r.m!
tcncil Papers,
Tints, Satins,
White Blanks,
lirown Blanks,
Borders of 111 Kinds,
Miil-infr Hie MST Oiri.KTI. Slock
ever ahow n in ttivvvn-
The coods were hrontrlht direct from the manufacturers
are new designs and pat erua, ucd will be sold at the LO It
i.W J'Hll A.S. Also, a
Paper Curtains, Curtain Fix
tures, Cords, Tassels, &c.
tV All In want of goods In this line will do well to ex
amine their atock and prices before purchasing elsewhere.
Kctuember, liran New Mock at
No. IS La Salic Street.
Sewing Machines.
.lust received, a larjre stock, tot second hand, nor fixed
over, bnl new and lullv warranted, and kept In repair. I
do not sell old machines tor new, as others do. all anil
rrelefore you buy. Also ail klads or attachments, silk
thread, needles, oil. c.
At 73 aad 75 Madison Street.
Ottawa, Nov. 29. 187:1. A. FOSTEK.
' l'AT10XAKi plain aud !nlttlated-at
Sl A lt 1'A II Mnboiceland. near the dara.atoaly
! per aero. A decided oarjraln.
Kcaijate Broker
O 1.1 M LABELS, at OiJf.t.V d UAfiMAys.
HII- Afl IIAMssj
PAIIl) HGXKN, W1IWT, Heziifur
V an Kuebre t uunters. at toman ft Hapeman's.
tl.llK . Fa! -child's celebrated Gold .". n.
I the beat made, lor sa e by Osoiaa ft Uaii-rr.ia.
or printed to orawr, by Of VI AS ft H Al'kX A.

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