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JL whisper came, and then the spirit fled, ilke some sweet thought long prisoned in the heart. Avearago! I twined the lilies white About her shroud, and with thecoffin slace, .For she. had loved them; all the long, long night , , They press their waxen lips upon her face. lhearthe funeral bell toll 3ad and long My heart rc crberates to-day the sound And then there came a prajer a pause son?, And flowers next were heaped upon a " mound. I turned aside and homeward bent my way. Alas! the face I loved so long not there Sweet memories arose to gild my day. But sadder ones to mock my heart's de spair. Where is she now? Tou think the grave can hide T A friend so true within its dungeon deep? Ah! no; she walkcth over by my s do. And watches o er mo when I chance to sleep. We stroll abroad oft at tho twilight hour To memory's eurden. Under memory's tree She pulls the silver mask from man a flower, And sends its tender secret unto me. She guides my pen along uncertain heights, Where unattended I could never go: The candle of success she often lights When the flame flickers and the wick barns low. She leads mn to the grave and says: "Not here, v But there," and points me to the Heavenly gate: And, when upon ray check there, falls a tear (For sometimes yet my heart grows deso late), I feel upon my face her own soft hand, And glimpses of her robe sometimes have seen. -, happy' thought, how strong is friendship's band When out of Heaven an angel friend can lean. .A year ago 1 Sid. sad. that parting day. And sadder still the last. , the long ad eu. Death called the angel of my heart awav The angel that opes Heaven to ray view. Louisville Courier-Journal, TOO MUCH HURRIED. "Why TJncla Joel Failed to Set the Old Speckled Hen. AH the good people of Pogannac would have told you that Uncle Joel Totter was one of the best men that ever lived; but even those who liked him most were forced to admit that he was "jest a little slow." But to his wife he was far beyond the "little." As she emphatically asserted, ho was "as slow as molasses in January." It must have been one of nature's strange laws of "attraction of oppo sites" which brought this couple to gether; for while Uncle Joel was slow, plodding, dreamy, Aunt Hannah was quick, energetic, ambitious a notable housekeeper, w ho could do the work of two women while others were plan Ding what to do: whose washing was on the line of a Monday morning look ing like rifts of snow, long before most of her neighbors had finished break last To her energetic nature, her hus band's slow movements and lack of ambition were thorns in the flesh not unworthy, perhaps, to be compared with the Apostle Paul. The fiftpen years more of life which Uncle Joel had seen, and a crippled limb the re sult of an accident in boyhood may ha e had much to do with his lack of -energy; but more of it was nature, an inheritance from his mother, an in tensely religious woman, who, the neighbors said, "could work all day in a half bushel an' never git out o'nt" And Uncle Joel's highest dream of happiness was to sit in his arm-chair by the south window, in the spacious old kitchen, and read aloud to himself by the hour from the big B.ble lyiug in his lap, his low, droning monotone driving Aunt Haunah to the verge of distraction., "Here Joel, I want a pail of water!" she called, one morning when he was "thus reading, and she was elbow-deep in the floury nvysteric& of the bread bowl, "an' don't be all day about it; "YK yis, Hannah," Uncle Joel re marked, reading along s,oftly, his finger following his eyes over the page. "JLnd1 hoy that wait on tho Lord shall re view their strength, they " "Au' they that wait on their wives shall renew their youth, I reckon," Aunt Hannah interrupted, sharply. "I'm certain sur,c you'd 'have to be" "born affin afore you did it. Come, git that water, I'm in a hurry, I tell ye." "lis, Hannah, I'm a-conimg." "An' so's Christmas, an' it'll nt here hrst; d reckon. I wonder if there" ever was another sich a slow mortal in this world!" And rubbing her bauds free from the dough, she caught up the pail .and had drawn the water and returned be fore Uncle Joel had finished his all-important chapter, and rising slowly from the chair limped across the kitchen. - - "Why,thepail's fullrHannah,"-ho said. "Full, of course it's fulll'VAunt Hannah snapped. "Did yc Jfija&sV l4 wiaa u-gum t wait an aay r jl rather guess they'd be a lot o' work done in this house if a body was to wait for you." "But ye shouldn't be in sich a hurry, Hannah," Uncle Joel infernos!. mildly; "the Lord took sis days t'make we oeavciis anu tne eartn, an amttewjto t.Moe output e smelt Ircstt try an do every thing invu lrafyntBeyotoldn'tTai8e him. Th am m- w , , "" I ,.t ,,.., ...... LSIV?Z S2K? W. U Saturdar afternoon iesf'at nirh't h. Xbu've been behindhand ever sinceve 3? mu born." J S& ' "Well, well, Hannah, we won't quar-M-fd about itj ev'ry body can'tjie so spry j strong an' right .here in this kitchen, it tra Snn't stir vn.f stnmns lively." . "But whatshall'l do', Hannah?" and Uncle Joel looked around in helpless bewilderment. "Do? WhyTustgo out an' set the old speckled hen. I've toldye to more'n a dozen times. She'd a had time t' set an' hatch whilst ye was gettin' ready t' do it" And Aunt Hannah, catching up the first thing that came handy, which proved to be Uncle Joel's asoftf felt hat, proceeded to fill it with eggs. "Here they be, and doirt be all day about it!" she called, cominsr out of the pantry holding the hat with both hands and depositing it in the soft, fluffy depths of the feather cushion in the big rocking-chair. . Hurrying back to the pantry, she re turned to her baking, while Uncle Joel hunted around for his hat and cane, which were always missing when needed. "Good mornln, Miss Potter,' came the next moment to Aunt Hannah's eirs, as her next-door neighbor walked into the kitchen without knocking; "busy as ever? What a master hand you be t' work! I wonder if you ever stop long enough t' eat and sleep!" ".Well, somebody's gott' work where there's eight mouths t' feed an' eight backs c' keep clo's on," Aunt Hannah answered, without stopping a moment in her sifting of sugar and measuring of flour for her cakes. "Did ye hear what a muss they had over t' Mose Potter's, last night?'' "No; what's up now? They're alius havin' a time there. I wonder how that woman can be sich a fool as t'live with sich a man." "So do I. But this time t'was wus'n any o' their quarrels. Didn't ye know 'bout the fellers from Dobbs' factory a-comin' up t'tar an' feather Mose?" "My goodness gracious, Miss Brown, ye don't mean it? ' And Aunt Hannah stopped in her work of breaking eggs to raise her hands in astonishment "Do take a cheer an' set down, and take off your bunnit," leading the way into the kitchen, and setting a chair for her visitor. "Do tell us all about it." Aunt Hannah deposited her two hun dred pounds rather heavily on the soft feather cushion on the huge 'rocking chair, and commenced beating her eggs in a mulberrycrock-bowl she could not stop work even long enough to gratify her curiosity and the two tined steel fork with wnich she was doing the work had not the efficiency of the modern egg-beater. ' "Well, ye see, Mrs. Brown began, pushing the huge framework of paste board and gingham back from her face, "Mosc's wife took her tailor-work home yesterday an' got her money for it Ye know Mose use t' carry it, and he wouldn't let her hev the money for 't; jest spent jest's he'd a mmter, an' she an' tho children had t' go hungry half o the time for Mose never'd bring nothin' in to speak on." "I know it; an' I've told ner time'n ag'in she waj a fool t'work so an' k that crazy lummox git hold o' her money," said Aunt Hannah, beating her eggs more briskly in her indigna dation. "He'd set behind the stove all last winter an' sing 'The Loid Pervide,' an' wouldn't lift his linger t' pervide for his younguns himself. The hyper crit!" "Well, ye see," Mrs. Brown resumed, "she le'rnt better'nt t' let him carry home any work; so yisterday she an' Jane took a big bundle out to the city, an' when she got back, Mose told her to give him the money, 'n' she wouldn't do it He was mighty high over it. an' threatened what he'd do if she didn't let him have it But she'd got her back up, V ye know Sally's pretty kinder sot when she sets out t' be, 'n' Mose coujdn't scare her wuth a cent She jest told him tho money were hcr'n; bhe earn't it, 'n' he shouldn't tech one penny on't Then she sez he jest grab bed her by the arm an' throat, an' triod to git it, V she kicked an' pulled till she got away .from him; but her hair'd come down in the tussle, an' he grab bed her by that, an' afore she could git away he'd pulled out a lock as big as my thumb. Her head look just aw ful when she came over to our house an, told on't an' her arm an' throat was black an' blue where he'd pinched 'er. I told her I'd go straight f Squire Pease 'n' make complaint against him. An' she started; but afore she got there she met Dave Tuttle, V ye know whata high-ilycr Dave is; V as soon as she told him 'bout Mose, Dave sez. sez he: " 'Mrs. Potter, yc jest go right straisht back'n get theyoung'uns 'n' yer clo's, an' if Mose says any thing, jest tell him 3'ou've made complaint against him, an' he dassent tech ye, an' I'll get my team 'n' meet yq here in half an hour, an' fetch ye to my house, an' ye can stay till ye can make a shift some way.' "So she got the young'nns an' things an' mighty few things there was, too an' Davo fetched them home with him." "What did Mose have t' say for him self when Sally came back?" r "Never said" nothin', only asked 'er where she was goin', an'.she told him1 'twas where 'sfie'd be better off than she d ever been with him. She savs he kinder hauled in his horns, as if he was a little afearcd, an' he let 'er 20 without sayin1 nothin' more." "The mean scamp! Lucky for him I wasn't his Wife!" said Auut Hannah, fiercely, "I'd a-learnt him what's what afore this time." Well,- ytrseerDave 'wentan'- told them factory fellows how mean Mosn haduised his.wife,-aa' they'd alius had I5mi.s &HA. i36.uuf;ii:,oainsc mm, an didn't want no better fun V t' scare him half Jo death; so they jnst risked u iu um uu s, au lurnca uicir coais wro-ngjSide qut, 'n' blaqkcd their faces, 'soVhe cotildn tell none on 'em. Thpn they got a'big' bag- ox feathers an' a ----- --.-., ..u Wftft&UO Ull bUClU iUl a TIipv nonnded on tfin rfnnr. n' nA k:. i- z -w -.o uu iviu mm Njewa Jthey didn't .but he neverht.on hfi hcan? era. 'Bimeby .some of emgot the ho" troofehanthrewit' thfmirh the win. der " .s&'-.iTK'0 "Good for 'em!" said Aunt Hannah, chuckling with delight. "That's the klT YttnT find for sich a hog." "They staid 'round there purty nigh half tan hour, and one or two on 'em srot in through the broken" winder an looked high an low, but they couldn't nnd hide or hair of Mose. Arter they'd been gone a spell, Lish went over an hollered t' Mose 'n' told him they's all cleared out, and nobody shouldn t tech him if he'd come out But he never showed himself; an' Lish lit a candle an' went all over the house. from garrit t' suller, but he couldn't find nothin' o' Mose nowhere; but jest as was a-goin' t' give it up, he heard Mose call in a kind of a scart whisper: "Li3h, is it you? Be they all gone?' r ! "An' as true as ye live, there was Mose down on all fours a-crawlin' out of a hogshead 'way in under the suller stairs. He was all covered with ashes an' diit, an' he shook jest like a pop ple leaf. He was scart all but to death, ar hung t' Lish so, not to leave him alone, that he had to fetch him home with him. He put him in the bed up garrit, 'n' I never knew nothin' about it 'till morning, or there'd a-been music, ye better b'levc. I jest made Lish take that bed out inter the yard, an' it's there now; nobody'd neyer wanter sleep on't arter that nasty crit ter'dbeen sleepinMn it." " Well, I declare for't," Aunt Han nah said, spitefully, at the close of the narration. "I wish t' goodness they'd a-ketched him atf tarred an' feathered him an' rode him on a rail out o' town. If I owed the Old Scratch a dozen sinners an' he wouldn't take Mose Potter 'n' call it even, I' cheet him out o' the hull on't! He's the big gest old hypercrit that I ever see." "There, there, Hannah!" Uncle Joel interposed, mildly, coming out of the pantry, where, during the recital of his neighbors' misdemeanors, lie had been hunting high and low foi something he could not quite reraem "ber,'X4 Judge not, lest-ye be judged." . "By their fruits ye shall know jm," Aunt Hannah retorted, sharply. "An' if a man don't show nuthin' but hog gishncss 'ri' hypocrisy, I dunno where's the sin in calling him a hog an' a hypercrit, an' you needn't stand up for him, nuther. He's got more devils in him than ever was cast out o' Mary Magdalin', anyhow." " Well, Hannah, twas a woman the Lord cast 'em out of. The Bible don't say as he ever cast seven devils out of a man." 44 No, he left 'em all in the men, an' they're there now,'1 was the triumpant retort Under this scathing rebuke Uncle Joel retreated to the pantry and con tinued his search. 44 What in the world are you sput terin' 'round that butt'ry forp" his wife called, as the clatter of pans and dishes first drew her attention to Uncle Joel's trespass upon forbidden ground. "Why, I'm lookin' for them eggs, Hannah. Ye told me to set the old speckled hen, didn't yc? an'- I can't find the eggs nowhere." "Mercy on us! And you've been alJ this time about it? I thought you'd set her half an hour ago." And rising from her chair, Aunt Hannah started hurriedly for the pan tty, when an exclamation of "O Mis' Potter, do sec!" recalled her. And what a sight! Theie, in the feathery depths of the chair cushion, was the old felt hat crushed as flat as a pancake, and all that remained of the dozen eggs was a mass of broken shells, whites and yelks mixed in a manner not common in cake-making. Her dress was plentifully plastered with the mixture, and every movement sent drippings of it down to the floor. In her eagerness to hear her neigh bor's story she had sat down without looking behind her, and the soft depths of the cushions had given no warning of the mischief she was doing. "My goodness!" was all she could say, as she stood looking upon the hor rible mixture. "Well, Hannah," said Uncle Joel, "I never thought ye was in sich a hur ry to hatch them eggs that ye'd set on 'em yourself." And for the first time in her twenty years of married life Aunt Hannah had no retort ready; and the old speckled hen was not set that day. Jennie Sorter Arnold, in Hartford Times. The Latest French Acquisition. The Comoro Isles, which have jusl been formally ceded to France, will strengthen her hold in Madagascar waters, as they lie between the great island and Africa, in Mozambique chan nel. Those of importance are four in number, aud contain perhaps seventy thousand people, with some manufact ures, and a very considerable pultiva tion of sugar, now an export French influence has long been dominant in the group, the island of Mayotta hav ing been ceded to France more than forty years ago, under an agreement reailirmed in 1845. Johanna, on the inland of the same name, where the new treaty has just been signed, has long been a port of call, at which ships obtain provisions: and to some extent the other two islands Angaziya or Great Comore and Mohilla have also furnished supplies. The soil is fertile, though the islands -are mountainous, and no doubt they will do quite as well under formal-annexation as hitherto." K. Y. bun.Z& " : - SuJ The Sacramento Bee savs that 'the purchase of vegetables grown by Chi nese nas not diminished, notwitlistand-, ing the boycotting 'of vegetables culti vated by the Mongolians. t Many of the varieties of vegetibleigr6wn'''byCHi nese are not cultivated by the whites. As this class of vegetables is in demand it makes it compulsory on the, part of the whiic venders to purchase themT It is noticeable Jthgt .9hmese,Pedi dlcrs are hot ori thVdecrease, Joub' tn they numberSibou; thV same' a'las,t your. -?4$ ? A Saata2Ro3ar(CaOaniit-'di wno nas oeen ooycotcea mascs tne iol- Jowing announcements t7jU nes, au grow are Americans make-up. box to boy(ttors;itbiffyicantsoto oth ere." -Sa Francisco Chronicle most sensible thing they eyer dose. A hog's trough is the best thing they could OliO MOUNT ETNA? ' i : Paalictlo, Wromght by Tartatw Xrp tlWM or Thin' Treacherras Volesm. The celebrated volcano of Mount Etna is once more in a state of eruption. Ever since a record has been made and kept of Etna its great disturbances have been preceded by earthquakes, loud explosions are heard, rifts finally open in the sides oi the famous mount ain, then smoke, sand, ashes and scoris: are discharged, cinders are thrown out and accumulate around in a conical form, and at last lava rises through the cone, often breaking down one side of it where there is the least resistance, and flowing over the surrounding country. There have been some seventy-nine recorded eruptions, the most of these of a harmless character. A few only have been violent. The most noted of these eruptions occurred at widely sep arate periods, but their effects will not be forgotten while man inhabits' the earth. In the year 1169 an eruption took place which overwhelmed Ca tania, when 15,000 inhabitants per ished in the burning ruins. Just 500 years later that is, in 1C69 thousands and tens of thousands perished in the streams of lava which rolled over the adjoining country for forty days. In the montu oi May, 1830, several ad-J jacent villages were destroyed, and showers of lava reached near to the Eternal City itself. On November 12, 1832, the town of Bronte was destroyed, and in August and September, 1852. violent eruptions occurred. Violent eruptions also took place November 28, 1868, and May 26 and June 7, 1879. The loss of life during the Christian era has been very great, while the de struction of property is uncounted. The condition of the region around the volcano proper may be readily guessed when it is explained that there are two cities, Catania and Aci Kealc, and. sixty-three towns or villages on Mount Etna. Indeed, it is much more thickly populated than anv other part oi Sicily or Italy. No fewer than 300,000 persons live on the mountain. The area of the region described as the mountain is approximately 480 square mues. xne ueignt oi me mountain is 10,868 feet The radius cf vision from the summit has been variously stated, but the mean distance is probably not far from 150 miles. The reason for the large population is found in the fact that the surface soil is extremely fertile, and the vine flourishes, as well as grains, olives, oranges, lemons, figs and others fruits. The forests are extensive and valuable. The des ert region, which is nearest the open ings of the cones, is embraced between the limit of 6,300 feet and the summit It occupies an area of about ten square miles, and consists of a dreary waste of black sand, scoria;, ashes and mass es of ejected laa. It remains in au tumn, winter and spring permanently covered with snow, and even in the height of summer snow may be found in sheltered places in the neighbor hood of the summit. Chicago Inter Ocean. A DEPLORABLE FATE. A. Sane Man's Long Confinement In a French Lunatic Asylum. Jean Mistral, the supposed lunatic, who has been confined for years in the Montpelier Asylum for the Insane, has finally been liberated after a hearing in his case by the Tarascon tribunal. His fortune, with the accumulated in terest, now amounts to 65,000,000 francs. His story is a peculiarly sai one. He is now searching for his wife, whom his relatives expelled from France in 1837 because she refused in return for an annuity of 500 francs to acknowledge herself a woman of bad character. Jean Mistral is a cousin of Frederick M stral, the poet, and is now an old man, much bent and with a frightened manner. He is completely broken down and his nerves are shat tered. His experiences in the mad house wero dreadful and totally WTeckcd him phvsically, although his mind is sound. He refused to believe that he was to be heard by, the tribu nal after so many j-ears of disappoint ment and neglect until he was actual ly taken there. Then he burst into tears, and it w as some time before he was sufficiently composed to talk. The president of the tribunal reas sured him and then ho told his story lucidly, and in a straightforward, logi cal way answered all the tests of sanity and satisfactorily demonstrated that there was no legitimate ground for his incarceration. He said he had married when a young man without the con sent of his parents an opera-singer numod Dombrowska. The marriage took place in Posen. The refusal of the parents to recognize the marriage was based on the absence of dot, as the bride brought nothing with her but vo cal talent and the money which she had earned by it. Mistral's p'arcnts declined to allow any income, and ho and his wife lived for some time on the proceeds of her operatic engagements. After -ar while Dombrowska's voice iailed!; and then they became itinerant musicians and managed to eke out a scanty sustenanc?. The wife at'la'st consented to a temporary 'separation in "flic hopVthat'hcr husband would be come reconciled who nis parents, aim be relieved from thehardships" which he was obliged to endure. J?rj f Assooh air .Mistral .placed himself within reach of hisrelationsZ they had him arrested on a charge of lunacy. Fron! that time tojthis he has net seen his wife or heard any thing about her. Now that he has come into the family fortune he willprobably spend the rest of his 'life' in trvinsr to find her if she asXtdicd ih"the meantime. The Paris .newspaper AvoUairc tooK nn t!s&s of this sort three vear3 aro and begapf avigorous agitanon.in uenaii oi instance , excitecL-wide -interest and so flagrant a'case ofrrong wil probamV lead.tofthe rcpe'al'of Hhe lunacy lawas ::.ti i..:...si ri . . --j js-i fMSfSPS SSStiSSfij fftE - y eighteen news- re now more tnan town and even Til- lago bAriffIl5aily6urnaLa 5l MOUNTAIN -MEAOOWS . Tfcc'BlaakMtSpot la tkm Dnk TUrtmrymt ' ' tne Mermea Cnurettl arly in September, 1857, the com pany of emigrants that had been ordered out of Salt Lake valley, and compelled to take the southern route to the coast, entered the meadows and encamped with the intention of resting and recruiting before crossing the desert. Nothing occurred to alarm them the first day, and when night fell they took no precautions except such as had been customary with them dur ing the journey. The valley seemed a haven of safety, and they laid down to rest with thankful hearts, but while they slept a plot for their destruction was maturing. The Nauvoo legion, obedient to "orders from head quarters," had surrounded the unsus pecting emigrants on every side. A portion of the legion, painted and dis guised as Indians had been sent on in company with savages less cruel than themselves to attack the train. The remaining companies of Mormon militia had other orders. At daybreak tho guard at the emigrants' camp perceived dark forms moving upon the surround ing hillsides. He aroused his comrades, and as tho dusky figures showed more Slainly in the growing light they ecided that they were Indians and that an attack was intended. It was neces sary to think and act quickly, and a barricade was formed at once with the wagons of the company, but before heir hurried prcpapations for defense were completed the sharp crack of rifles and the whizzing of bullets de noted that the battle had begun. It was already only too plain that their assailants greatly outnumbered them, and irom savages, as they supposed them to be, no quarter was expected. but love stronger than dcaift nerved their arms and strengthened their hearts for the, contest. Let the father who reads these linos' by has own fire side, with the bright heads' of his chil dren clustering around' him, ask him self against how great odds he could fight if a cruel and lingering death menaced his darlings. Let him take his youngest horn on his knee, and while the soft, baby eyes are uplifted to his face let him measure, if he can, the anguish of those fathers, who turned from a last look at just such faces to meet the fierce onset of their murderous foes. All day long the unequal battle raged. At night the fire of the assailants slack ened, but the light from piles of burn ing sage brush showed that they still surrounded the emigrants' camp on every side. Before sunriss a murder ous rain of bullets recommenced, and again continued until nightfall. The third day was a repetition of the first, but on the fourth day access to the springs was cut off, and the horrors of deatlffrom thirst stared hcm in the face, yet they fought with dcsp?rate courage, and when the sun went down they still held their position and kept the'foe at bay. The morning of the fifth, day found them worn, exhausted, tortured by burning thirst, but with hearts as undaunted as ever. Late in the afternoon the steady firing of the besiegers ceased, and when they looked out to ascertain the-cause, they saw a party of white men approaching, their leader bearing a flag of truce. Let it be remembered the emigrants had nev er doubted that their assailants were Indians, and the sight of white men. cominsr as they believed to the rescue. was as welcome as a vision of angels. In answer to the flag of truce a little girl was dressed in white, and placed on one of the wagons. In view of what followed, this act was full of unuttera ble pathos. Truly, they had decked a lamb for sacrifice. The white men. as I they drew near, proved to be a body of lormon niinua, ncaueu uy tiieir oiu cers, who were also the Bishops of the surrounding settlements. They repre sented that they had done their best to induce the "Indians" to leave, but they would not do so unless the emigrants would agree to give up their property, stack their arms and march out of the valley under the escort of the militia. The emigrants, seeing no other pros pect of saving the lives of their fami liee, agreed to these hard conditions. After making tho required surrender they were divided into three companies. The women and children went first, under the escort of a detachment of the legion. The men followed at some dis tance, guarded by another body of nii litia.and a wagon containing the wound ed brought up the rear. And now comes the blackest page in this chapter of treachery and murder, a page that the most callous historian might shrink from recording. At a given signal from the officers in com mand, the unarmed men were shot down, and when the last one lay dead or dying on the bloody soil, the slaughter of the women and children and the butchery of the wounded began. When the sun set that night on the reddened and trampled Meadows, one hundred and nineteen mangled corpses strewed the ground. Of all the com pany that entered the valley none re mained alive except some oi tne smaller children. Why they were saved when so manv other children wercshotdown without mercy, none but the perpetra tors of the deed can explain. The two oldest of the children thus saved were for some weeks in the care of a friend of the writer, and from them manrjaf the details of those dreadful five days inthemeadowswereobtaincd. All the property of the murdered emi grants, even to the clothing and jewel taken from the bodies of the dead passed into the hands of- the Mormon leaders, and these helpless orphan were returned penniless to the States where relatives or old neighbors or their parents received them. Boston Commercial Bulletin. r They had a "pteterence: " Torinf iacLjTjto young Mr. Muscle, who ex 'peefstefwin name and fame by a,tnf- irom Boston to jncw uncaM-on in' bicycle) - 4 And so you are really goih-' feOrleansMiMae? &W .know.- fvlt'a'delizhtfal citviYoun-a nn itram rnnri infvinTnpi 4vrsti Mr. Muscle (impressively) YesT'amfl 1 expect to .cover the entire aistancejOf? my bicycle'i ' Young,-Jadyp.vOr3f you? Mamma and I p referred jjt:gr by wattr." New York Times. , jj ' -wooden Men-of-war Th TnuMlUsa Tarts. Pram th SaOlagr TmI t th StcsaasMaw 1 ., - - In referring to the navy of the past it isimpossible to avoid recalling the feeling of pride with which an Ameri can seaman officer or man walked the deck of his ship. This feeling was; commoi to the naval and commercial marine. Our wooden ships that sailed -the ocean from 1840 to 1860 were tht finest in the world. The old frigate: Congress in 1842 was the noblest speci men of the frigate of the day, and the sloop of war Portsmouth was unsur passed as a corvette. The clipper ships of that period need no eulogy beyond their own record. These shipsv were the models for the imitation of alfc maritime nations, and among the con structors of the period can be recalled,, without detriment to many others omitted, the names of Lenthall, Steers, Pook and Delano. The poetry of sail ing reached its zenith during this period. But there is no sentiment in progress;, its demands are practical and impera tive, and ihe great motive power, steam, was being crowded to the front even during this the greatest develop ment in the era of sails , Advanced ideas could not be resisted, and steam was admitted as an auxiliary; but onir development in naval construction still stood us in good stead, and enabled us to supply ships with auxiliary steam power, which continued to be promi nent for many years as standards to which others found it to their advan tage to conform. Before the final abandonment in the navy of sailing ships, pure and simple, an effort at a compromise was made by limiting steam to side-wheel vessels, and a number of fine ships were built in the forties, which did .good service, and were a credit to the country, an sweringas they did the demands of the time. The Mississippi, Missouri, Sus quchana, Saranac and "Powhatan car ried the flag to all parts of the world for many years, some of them enduring to bear their share in the late war, while the Powhatan is even now borne on the list of vessels of the navy. The Princeton, of great fame, and the San Jacinto, were the only ships with screw propellers that appeared in the period under consideration, the use of the screw being considered of doubt ful propriety, to be tested by tentative experiments. These ships have long since disappeared, but the screw re mains and side wheels are relegated to boats for inland waters. Confidence being established in the, screw-propeller, construction on the principle of auxiliary steam-power was decided on, and ships of different classes were added to the navy in such numbers as the varied duties required. There were those at that time who, wise beyond their generation, recog nized the full meaning of the advent of steam, and saw that it must supplant sails altogether as the motive power for ships. These advocated that new constructions should be provided with full steam-power, with sails as an aux iliary: but the old pride in the sailing- ship, with her taunt and graceful spars, could not be made to yield at once to the innovation; old traditions pointing to the necessity of full sail-power could not be dispelled; it was considered a sufficient concession to admit steam on any terms, and thus the conservative and temporizing course was adopted of retaining fulf sail-power, and utiliz ing steam as an auxiliary. The United States Government was not alone in this policy. It was the course pursued by all other maritime nations, and for some years the United States retained the lead in producing the most perfect types in this new phase of naval construction, RcarAd miral E. Simpson, in Harper's Maga zine. m m LEGAL NOTE. lite Accomplishment of a Prospective Member of tho Dakota ISar. Two residents of this Territory were talking of a young man, a friend of, one, who was coming out from the States. Said one of them: 4 'What are you going to have him be when he gets here?" "Well, I don't hardly know whether to advise him to set up for a doctor or a lawyer." ., "Why not4have him say he's a news paper man?" "I might of course he really has had a little experience in that business used -to drive the dray that carried the paper over to the editor down there where he lived but he has always been used to living pretty well, and I don't know as he'd like it," i4Yes, that's so. Guess you'd better call him a lawyer." "Yes, I reckon. Court will bo in. session here then, and he can stop in and get admitted to the bar while' he's coming over from the depot. Edellinc (Z. T.j Bell. The Shah's Eldest Son. Nearly half Persia, a territory of 250,000 square miles, is now under his almost independent rule. He resides ' " At Ispahan, and there kccp3 a court .mite as brilliant and luxurious as that -of his father, at Teheran. When in his- ' 'teens he was very headstrong and. vicious, and many acts of crueltv are recorded against him. His arbitrary ways wore once too much for the people of Shiraz; they revolted; and the Prince had to run away. Later on, as he be-' came older, he mended his ways, and. i t he is now generally liked. He is said " to have amassed enormous riches, not-' ' always, though, in a way which West , ern people would call straightforward ' H - and honest. Every now and then lie: " enters into commercial affairs, meddle " with the opium and grain, trades, and " 3 maizes considerable profits. He is' an - "- Eastern prince of the old tvpc, entirely; J" -- t unscrupulous when the furtherance tof Jl "Cl 7f -'"'-" iu""' x7iO(Wryi-V. 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