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Kcl , Tin fevi.. lis con,. rrmlUeut.lcsfilt s af fections of the stom- PHILLIPSBPRG FAIR DAILY. HEKALD PUBLISIIINQ COMPANY. miLLIPSBUIlG, KANSAS. POETRTAND THE POET. (Found on pie Foet't desk.) Weary; I open -wide the antique pone, I ope to the air I ope to . I open to the air the antique pane 1 beyond? ) V the thrift-eo wn fields of across ) commonplace? A-shimmerlng green in breezes born of heat; Andlo! And high a? And my soul's eyes behold -j billowy main Whose farther shore Is Greece strain again vain Arcadia mythological allusion. Mem: Lem priere.j I see thee, Atalanta, vestal fleet. And look I with doves low-fluttering round her feet, (fieldsof)5 Comes Venus through the golden g ( bowing ) 5 Beard by the PoeVt neighbor.) Venus be bothered it's Virginia Dlxl (Found on the Poet'tdoor.) I Out on Important business back at 6. reported by H. C. Bunner, in The Century. A GOOD SWORD-STROKE; Or, Hon Colonel De IVIalet Met Ilia Match. There was a high, frolic going on in a small town in southern France one fine summer morning toward the end of the last century. The great local fair, which only came once in six months, was in full swing, and the queer little market place of the town, with its old-fashioned fountain in the middle, and its tall, dark houses all round, was crowded to over flowing. Here was a juggler eating fire, or pulling ribbons out of his mouth by the yard, amid a ring of wondering peas ants. There an acrobat was turning head over heels, and walking on his hands with his feet up in the air. A lit tle farther on a show of dancing dogs had gathered a large crowd ; and close by a sly-looking fellow in a striped frock, leaning over the front of a wagon, was recommending a certain cure for tooth ache, which, however, judging from the wry faces of those who ventured to try it, must have been almost as bad as the cemplaint itself. The chief attraction of the fair, how ever, seemed to be a tall, gaunt man, with an unmistakably Italian face, who was standing on a low platform beside the fountain. He had been exhibiting some wonderful feats of swordsmanship, such as throwing an apple into the air and cutting it in two as it fell, tossing tip his sword and catching it by the hilt, striking an egg with it so lightly as not even to break the shell, and others equal ly marvelous. At length, having collect ed a great throng around him, he stepped forward, and challenged any one present to try a sword bout with him, on the condition that whichever was first dis armed should forfeit to the other half livre(ten cents), Several troopers who were swaggering about the market-place, for there was a cavalry regiment quartered in the town, came up one after another to try their hand upon him. But to the great de light of the crowd they all got the worst of it; and one might have guessed from the eagerness with which the poor Ital ian snacnea up tne money, as well as from his pale face and hollow cheeks, tnat ne aid. not oiten earn so much in one dav. Suddenly the crowd parted from right to left as a handsome young man in a fine gold-laced coat and plumed hat, with a silver-hilted sword by his side, forced his way through the press, and confront ed the successful swordsman. "You handle your blade so well, my friend," cried he, "that I should like to try a bout with you myself, for I'm thought to be something of a swords man. But before we begin, take these two livres and get yourself some food at the French Lily yonder, for you look so tired and hungry, and it's no fair match between a fasting man and a full one." "Now may Heaven bless you, my lord, whoever you may be!" said the man, fervently; "for you're the first who has given me a kindly word this many a day. I can hardly expect to be a match for you, but if you will be pleased to wait but ten minutes, I'll gladly do my best." The fencer was as good as his word, and the moment he was seen to remount the platform the lookers-on crowded eagerly around it, expecting a well fought bout ; for they had all seen what he could do, and they now recognized his new opponent as the Marquis de Malet, who had the name of being the best swordsman in the whole district. Their expectations were not disap pointed. iTor the first minute or so the watching eyes around could hardly fol low the swords, which flickered to and fro like flashes of lightning, feinting, warding, striking, parrying till they seemed to be everywhere at once. De Malet at first pressed his man vigorously but finding him more skillful than he had expected, he began to fight more cautiously, and .to aim at tiring him out. This artful plan seemed likely to suc ceed, for the Italian at length lowered his weapon for a moment, as if his hand was' growing wearied. But as De Malet made a rapid stroke at him, the other suddenly changed the sword from his right hand to his left, and catching the Marquis' blade in reverse, sent it flying among the crowd below. " Well done !" cried the young man admiringly. "I thought I knew most came Into the property." The servants, who had been well Drovi tricks of fence, but I never saw one like that before " " I could teach it to your lordship in a week," said the Italian. " For a man of . your skill nothing is needed but prac tice." "Say you so V cried De Malet ."Then the sooner we begin, the better. Come home with me, ana stay till youve taught me all you know. One doesn't meet a man like you every day." And so for a month to come Antonio Spalatro was the guest of Henri de Malet; and the young Marquis learned to per form the teat which had excited his wonder quite as dexterously as the Ital ian himself. White lav the snow upon the fields outside the blazing city of Moscow. The Eussians had fired their own capital. The veteran bands of Napoleon were flee ing from fire to perish amid ice and snow. "Down with the French dog!" "Cut him to pieces!" "Send a bullet through himl" A dozen arms were raised at once against the solitary man, who, with his back against a wall, and one foot on the body of his horse, sternly confronted them. Henri de Malet (now (jolonel Ue Malet, of the French Cuirassiers) was still the same dashing fellow as ever, though twentv-three veais had passed since he took his first lesson in fencing from Spalatro, the Italian, of whom he had never heard a word all this while. But if Spalatro was gone, his teaching was not, and De Malet's sword seemed to be everywhere at once, keeping the swarming ltussiansat Day, as it naa aone many a time already during the terrible retreat which was now approaching its end. ".Leave him to me, cried a deep voice from behind; "he's a man worth fight ing, this fellow !" "Ay, leave him to tne Colonel, cno- russed the Eussians. "Hdll soon settle his fine fencing tricks." A tall dark man, whose close-cropped black hair was just beginning to turn gray, stepped forward, and crossed swords with De Malet, who, feeling at once that he had met his match, stood warily on the defensive. The Russian grenadiers watched eagerly as the swords flashed and fell and rose again, while the combatants, breathing hard and set ting their teeth, struck, parried, ad vanced and retreated by turns. At length De Malet, finding himself hard pressed, tried the blow taught him by Spalatro; but the stranger met him with a whirling back stroke that whisked the sword clean out of his hand. Instead of cutting him down, however, the Russian seized nim by the hand with a cry of joy. " There's but one man in the French army who knows that stroke," cried he, " and I am glad to see you remember so well what I taught you. Now at last Spalatro the officer can repay the kind ness shown to Spalatro the vagabond. When I came over here with the Rus sian Prince to whom you so kindly rec ommended me, they soon found out that I could handle soldiers as well as swords, and gave me a commission in the army, and here I am, Colonel Spalatro, with the Cross of St. George, ana a big estate in Central Russia. Now if you fall into the hands of our soldiers you'll be killed to a certainity, so you'd better come with me to headquarters, where 1 11 re port you as my prisoner. You will be safe under my charge until there's a chance of sending you home, and then you are welcome to go as soon as you please." And Colonel Spalatro was as good as his word. Harper's Young People. Was Bunyan a Gypsyl Did Bunyan come of a gypsy race? This is the question which Air. James Simson discusses in the pamphlet which he has just published, and which he answers in the affirmative. The starting point of the controversy is in a passage m RnnvnTi'a jmtnViinrrrnnli v wliprpin Vio says: "For my descent it was, as is well known by many, of a low and inconsid erable generation, my father's house be ing of that rank which is meanest and the most despised of all the families in the land." Those who refuse to believe that the illustrsous author of the "Pil grims Progress" was of a gypsy race contend that this means simply that his family were tinkers. On the other side, it is urged that the reference here is rather to blood than to any occupation. If Bunyan did not intend to do more than allude to the fact that his family were tinkers, his language was in this in stance wanting in the simplicity which is characteristic of his immortal allegory. Those who deny that Bunyan came of a gypsy race lay great stress upon the fact that they hav? rvidence of there being Bunyans in the country long be fore the gypsies arrived in England. They point out, too, that Bunyan was not of a swarthy complexion, but was a mail of "fairish appearance." Mr. Sim son does not trouble himself much about all this. He says that the whole mystery is solved by "the simple idea of a gypsy family settling in the neighbor hood, of native families of influence, whose surnames they assumed,and making Elstow their headquarters or residence, as was the uniform custom of the tribe all over Great Britain." This is really all the evidence forthcomingon the sub ject. We do not suppose that the great est admirers of Bunvan would obiect to his being proved to have been a gypsy if firoof could be produced, but it is hardly ikely that they will be prepared to in dorse Mr. Sinison's view. London Daily News. -A Vermonter has invented a water telescope with which he claims l:e can see a five cent piece in forty feet of water. But the blasted telescope do3sn't bring the coin up, so seeing it is only an aggravation, and we don't want any such instrument. Boston rr-u two bid accept the" first love-siekyouthvho "pro! I cattle into stalk fields, where they often roviJed poses. Be Datient. deliberate nnd sra. ffore themselves with dry. indigestible Exciting Scene in 3Iid-Ocean. A correspondent who was a passenger by . the steamship Decca, which left Madras for London on the 1st ult., sends from Aden an interesting account of an exciting scene which he witnessed during a storm in the Indian Ocean. The vessel encountered the monsoon a fewdays after leaving Colombo, and had a rough time of it until the 17th ult., when the eale became so violent that canvas had to be 1 taken in, awnings furled, and things made as snug as possible. The correspondent describes what fol lowed: "I came on deck at 6 a. m. ; it was blowing fiercely, and the spray coming over the sheets There were three of us on deck when the bell struck a Miss, a Mr., and myself. We were hold ing on to our chairs, which were firmly lashed to the inner cabin skylight, under the lee of the ladies' saloon. Part of the crew were working hard to get the star board lifeboat in-board, when a bigger roll to the windward warned us of what was coming. 'Hold on!' some one shouted. We held on. The chairs rushed forward on their lashings. The deck stood up right. In came the sea, over the gun wale, over the taffrail, up to our waists, lifted the lifeboat out of ita shackles, carried it overboard, smash ing away stanchions and davits, and out to sea. Then came the horrid cry of 'Man overboard!' "The helm was put down, the engine reversed, and back we went on a search all the more so as sharks had been seen round the ship earlier in the morning. The boat was presently seen some 200 yards off", keel uppermost. Soon after the two men were observed clinging on to it. Then came an exciting two hours, during which we steamed after the boat, which was drifting rapidly toward the east. But turning a ship like the Dacca is a very slow business, and as she hung in the wind's eye, a jib was hoisted to bring her round. By the time this was done the boat, with its pitiful looking crew, was away two miles and more to leeward, and we were rolling heavily and unmanagable. At last the Captain decided to lower a boat, and the order was given, 'Stand by the boat,' at,d soon after 'loyer.' 'Who is going in he?' he shouted. "The First Officer, Mr. Ingram, spraijg over the side, caught hold of the davit ropes and slipped down, but just as he got near her a gieat roll of the ship lifted him clear of the boat twenty feet in the air. As he ! came down again the boat had drifted forward, and he was plunged down in the boiling sea for five or six seconds. Up he came again as the ship heeled over, still hanging on, and missed by an ace having his skull smashed against the small boat's side. It was real ly a terrible sight, and we shuddered as we looked on, the boat all the while b3 ing lashed up and down by the violence of the waves. But at last his opportuni ty came, and he dropped into the stern. At once he was followed by the boat swain, two firemen, and two European sailors, the native crew hanging shame. fully back. One of the passengers, a young English officer, Lieut. Wolff, of the Seventh Fusiliers, a son of SirDrum mond Wolff, volunteered at once. But the officer in charge would not accept a passenger's services while men of the crew could be got. At last the boat shoved off and the oars were got out, and in a terrible sea they set out for the missing boat. Directed by the motions of a man aloft, they got alongside her and took the men aboard. Then began a hard row back. "We lost sight of her again and again, wondering how she could live in such a sea. But still she held on, and got at last under our lee. By the help of a case of oil scattered over the waves, they were comparatively stilled, a ladder was let down, and when the last man stepped on board such a cheer greeted him as told him what we thought of his pluck and that of the gallant fellows with him. Capt. Burkitt was perfectly cool tne whole time, and managed .his ship with great skill. When the first officer got a changt of clothes and came down to the cabin. he received all kinds of congratulation, and his health was drunk in bumpers oi champaign. On Sunday morning we got under the lee of uape (juaraaiui, ana so ended our brush with the Southwest monsoon. Manchester, Eng., Courier. The Mouse and the Lion. A lion who had lived for several years in a certain neighborhood and gained general respect for the manner in which he had conducted himself, was suddenly made the object of slanders and abuse. When he came to trace these stories back he found that they had been started by a mouse. "Why have you slandered me?" de manded the lion. "Because the people will only accept me as a mouse, was tne reply. "But am I to blame for that?" "Perhaps not, but why should you be a lion, able to strike down the ox, while I am but a puny mouse, able only to frighten women and children? Whg-t grieves me is the fact that nature made a mistake. "Vprv wpII. said the tinar of beast? : "you go forth and roar and kill, and I will become a mouse." The mouse stalked into the forest and began to growl and roar, but his efforts were received with laughter. After he had tried it aa;ain and again the owl dropped down beside him and observed "Instead of making me atraid, you only disturb my slumbers and annoy my friends. Come inside, out oi tne ma' laria." MORAL. The mouse who ' nibbles at crumbs is doinsr all that is expected of him. Secondly He who looks for the mis takes ot otners snows tne worm ms en "vious feelings. Detroit Free Press. OF GEXERAL;IXTEREST. The wealthiest city in the United ' States, in proportion to population; ia Portland, Ore. According to the Louisville Courier Journal's Saratoga Springs correspondent, Vanderbilt's income is$l,290,000 a month, or $43,000 a day. - A man, near Newnan, Ga., has been working an alleged gold mine forty years, and has never made a cent. He is still confident that there's "millions in it." An English Judge has characterized the disagreement of a jury which stood eleven to one after eight hours' confine ment, as lamentable and sad. The Boston papers proudly record the fact that an umbrella was left at the lady's package-room of the Old Colony station in that city for six weeks, with out being checked, but was returned, tc the owner when called for. George Holyoake, the English, phi lanthropist, has arrived in New York, hie object being to try to induce our Gov ernment to issue a trustworthy guide book for immigrants, giving facts in re gard to the resources of each State. Chicago Tribune. . : :', .. A real estate dealer advertises in a Dakota newspaper: "I can be found at the Gold Mine playing 'freeze out,' at Mitchell's Exchange betting on the age pf 'old hosses' with Brown, or at my residence on Oak street, perusing the Scriptures." N. Yi Sun. ' According to the official estimates for 1881, just published, the population of Scotland it 3,744,685 of whom 1,802 901 are males and 1,941,784 females. About 32 per cent of the 3,744,000 live in the eight principal towns. The total number of births was 126,214, last year. A Polish woman, who recently ar rived in Pittsburgh from" London, has had her husband arrested there for deser tion. She had tracked him to St. Peters burg, London, Paris, back to London, to New York, and then to Pittsburgh, where she discovered him at work. Gliicago Times. A Kansas City paper estimates the corn crop of Kansas and Missouri at 440, 000,000 bushels. Just think for a mo ment of the husking bees out there," and the number of red ears that must cer tainly exist in that pile. The girls of Kansas and Missouri are sure to have a good time this winter. Chicago Inter Ocean. - Fifteen lives are lost on the. British coasts each week on an average ; and thus in twentv-six vears about 20.000 have perished, chiefly in the occupation of fishing. These losses have general ly been re garded as inevitable, but a society has been formed for providing places of refuge on the coast for fisherman and other mari ners. Convict labor is to be used in the construction of these harbors. A recent decision of the '- Treasury has stopped Canadian tugs from towing United States vessels between United States ports. They may tow from a Canadian to a United States port, but may not continue from that to another United States port A Kingston paper is torn up by it, and says that similar privileges on the other, side have been used by United estates tugmen, which will now be cut on. (Jlucago Journal. The oporator at the Mobile office of the Mobile and Gulf Telegraph Com pany was recently surprised by hearing over his wire through messages from New Orleans and New York. An inves tigation showed that an unfortunate frog had found its way into a cable-box, and its body burned almost to a crisp, formed a sufficient connection between the West ern Union and the Mobile and Gulf wires. The centennial anniversary of Mrs. Joseph Harris, at Wheeler End, England, was the occasion ot a jubilee in wnicn the whole village joined. A triumphal arch was erected, under which the old lady rode in an open carriage drawn by over 200 men and women, all of whom were her lineal descendants. She has been the mother of sixteen children. The eldest now living is eighty-one years old, and the youngest fifty. It is related as a remarkable circum stance connected with the unfortunate Miss Blair, who committed- suicide at Camden, S. C, that only a few days be fore her death she had been sketching points of interest around her home, hav ing acquired considerable skill in that line, and one of the sketches was a faith ful delineation of the gully, in which sho was afterward found, with the dead body of a young girl lying in it. This fur nishes a strong presumption that the act of self-destruction was premeditated by her for .some, time before its consumma tion. Chicago Times. The Alexandria correspondent of the London Standard relates a humorous story. A gentleman wrote to the ' Ad miral complaining that there was a shell belonging to the Inflexible in his draw ing room, and requesting its removal. The Admiral passed the letter to the captain of the Inflexible, and he sent on shore a boatswain and half a dozen sea jnen, who found the great shell lying un exploded in the drawing room as de scribed. As it would have been dan gerous to bump it about, a device was, after some consideration, hit upon for conveying it to the shore. A feather bed was procured, ana the shell was firmly enveloped in it. It was then care f ullv rolled down stairs, and so back to the ship, , The problem of life has been solved by an Italian who keeps an eating house in New York. Mis bill ot tare is gov erned by the following regulations: Cot fee or tea, per cup, one cent;, soup, per bowl, one cent; pie, per cut, two cents; beefsteak, four cents: roast meats, foul cents: chicken stew, five cents; ham and eggs, eight cents, etc. Many a. hungry stomach desires to know "Where's Ms ?lace?" N. Y. Oiaphic. BunSSv euo chni vauy....... 15 oo 22 a ia oo- & 21 lillll SI :k -t- --, tVi jLyLJulOELi ill 1L Neuralgia, Sciatica. Lumbaao. 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