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Its Success has been
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WE HIVE ARIGHT TO BE PROUD OF IT
It Contains Treble the Stock of Any
We Can Show Five Times More Va
riety than Any Other House.
We have All the Novelties as Soon
at Produced, Whither of For
eign or Domestic Man
ufacture. Wehavn the Itesl Lighted Room
for tha Display of thrse Goods In
the United Slatct. Verfect Light
Eve'i on the Darkest Days.
For the Convenience of Our Cus
tomers me have a Dark Ilootn tor
the Exhibition of Our Evening
WE WIL.L. AT AL.L. TIMES
WARRANT OUR PRICES.
OUIl DISPLAY OP
FINE SILKS and SATINS
IN PLAIN AND FANCIES HAS NEVEIl
IN BLACK SILKS
Wo havo In Slock tho following Well
C. J. BONNET'S LYONS.
ANT. GUINET'S LYONS.
It. fi H. SIMON'S SILK.
THIS IS AN AMERICAN PRODUCTION.
THESE TIIHF.r. BRANDS ABE WAR
RANTED TO WEAR.
If'TIIEY DON'T GIVF. SATISTAOTIUN
Anl. Guinea Black Faille Francaise,
IN ALL (1HADRS,
rrmm 81.10 lo 82.2S per yard.
TIIIS IS GUARANTEED MOT TO BLIP OK
With a goo 1 many mikes Mack Panics a groat
deal or dissatisfaction was eauacil lu their slipping.
Now tola make la warranted not to do that.
OUIl rilESENT SPECIALTY IN
la oar 11.40 Orado, which we are now run
ning at 01.00 per yard.
Itverj department requires a certain stimulus.
This la a most effective one. Wo havo now of this
one brand ttrclvo pieces In the past week. Oh, yea :
we confesa there la no money In It In one aense of
tho word, hut wo look at It In a different view. You
buy a silk cheap, and Hod It wears well, you will be
snre.ta return anil deal mora extensively with us.
Hence Oar Reason Tor Selling 81.40
Nallu nuchcase for HI Ier yard.
We will also offer a SPLENDID DAItOAIN In a
COLORED SATIN MADAME
Car Sl.in per yard, worth 81.80.
CDU 90c. ALL-SILK COLORED SURAHS
Reduced to7ffo. per yard.
All Hbadea, 35c. per yard.
AN EXCELLENT QUALITY
COLORED SATIN DUCHESS
For 81.50 per yard.
This U Ueautlful and will Wear Every Time.
OUIl STOCK Of
Evening Shades or Silks & Velvets
IS VERY EXTENSIVE.
Wo aliow the finest line ol theae goods, comprising
rich and handsome designs and combinations of
colors in all tho latest effecta.
Evening Shades All-Silk Hurah, tiyja. per yard,
evening Shadea Hatln as low aa 88o. per yard.
Evening Shadea All-Milk Brocade from It per yard
to the finest produced,
Evening Shadea of Satin Hbadameanttl.lBperrd.
i Colored Palllo Prancalie at II 39 per yard. Sold
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trtedlm.ln every known roinedy.liu lUaooverod a
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ARTISTIC BOOT AND SHOE
Having made a llfo-long study of Hoot and Shoe
the most peculiarly consirm led feet, 1 defy any
one to make a more speedy cure of corns ur buulona.
1 have made a special atudy of the feet for many
Masiug uu uuiiuwiicui pnucipics, i am cusuieii to nt
years past, alio numerous testimonials on 11 lo will
tionvlace the most skeptical of the eincacy of my
treatment. 1 have entirely eradicated corns and
liunlona from the feet of persons who have spent
money elsewhere with no benefit whatever. No
eradication used. Nu charge for uinauitatlou. My
remedies are now In almost universal uae.
J. J. GEORGES,
1208 F Street Northwest,
Artimio Boot and Shoo Maker and Chiropodist.
3E3Z. 3D. ZE3.A.!II&.LC1
1111 PENNSYLVANIA ATKatUE.
Mall Line of (Suitings,
Overcoatings and Trou
sering for IPall and
Winter received. Mg
Gentlemen will please
leave their Orders at the
tho Leading Tailoring
Establishment of Wash
ington, H. 3D. Barr.
1111 rKNNSTLVANIA AVENUE.
Last year ho wrote: "Tho roses blossom red
And palely while to scent tho hot, mill air,
And (hen, aott springing In the garden bod,
The aromai lo pinks all tall and fair,
Noil to oach other aa tho dawn grows clear,"
That waa last yoart aid heart! that was last year!
Hero Is tho page I a? thcro I andly traco
Tho falling hand that pain's keen touch had
I noto tho faltering, tho Increasing space,
Aa If tho task wcro hard, then longed-for rest
Wcro yet mnro urgent. Ah I I silting hero
ltcmcmbcr all this letter mid last ycir.
And now 1 rleo and wander all alqno
llcneath his rpscs; when wan night glides by
I see tho moonlight sleeping on tho alono
That marks the spot whero ho out there doth lie.
At rest alone ho who waa once ao dear,
from whom that letter camo i last year last year I
Is It not cruel how his rosea bloom ?
How Uvea thli lettor, though tho writor'a dead;
How there last on hla chair, hla desk, his room,
Tho flowers ho planted whlto or pink or red
While ho Is dcat nor hooda each heart-wrung tear
That falls as I think of him thcro last year I
How laugh the children, gathering In the dusk
Aalovo gifts for oach other, sacred leaves!
Sacred to mo at lcaat. That old-world musk
Wo always gathered. Clod I how memory weaves
Immortal spells! I fcol I seo him near,
That trno, good friend Ood took him from mo last
And yet I am alono: bcyondllte'a pain
That friend I loved Ilea silent whllo hla flowers
Hlso from tha earth, and blossom onco again
Aa they did blossom In those belter honra
When that which Is waa but ahanntlng fear,
And ho waa with ua still : oh t aad last year !
And yet! If they can spring from out the sod,
Will ho and I not meet and speak onco more ?
Thou maker of our friendship ; patient Ood t
Send mo ono messago from that silent ahoro I
Yet nothing seo I, nothing can I hear,
Save echoes faintly calling ah ! last year I
All the Year Round.
A MATRIMONIAL SCHEME.
It ia a cnrlons olrottmatance that while the
waiting-room at yonr dentist's Is sore to be
a cheerful apartment, well provided with
Illustrated papers and the current magazines,
yonr need of distraction and entertainment
before a trying Interview Is. never similarly
recognized by yonr solicitor, wuo leaveB ynn
to attend hla leisure either In an onter ofBos,
where every sign of agitation on yonr part Is
noted and enjoyed by the clerks, or at best
In a wretched little ante-room of unmitigated
dullness and dingy discomfort.
"I suppose," thought Hiss Sybil Bason
who had come to a lawyer's office for the
first time In her life, and was struck by the
above oontrast "I 'suppose It Is because
lawyers don't often have ladles to vlstt
them, and never ohildren. Do yon think
Mr. Wiggins will soon be disengaged f " she
Inquired of the clerk nearest her.
"I can't any, miss, bat I shouldn't think
he would be long," he answered, civlly, for
Sybil was not only a lady, but young' and
pretty. He wondered what she had come
about, and why she was so nervous.
Aa a matter of faot, Sybil was more Im
patient than nervou; and presently, when
she was ushered Into the solicitor's room,
she had all her wits about her, and looked
straight and composedly Into his face. She
knew him by sight well enough the Rtnall,
nuttdily dressed figure, the olean shaven
face, the bright eyes, aud protruding under
lip had been familiar to her since childhood;
but she wanted to read beyond these to
find out whether he was kind and whether
he was clever.
Augustus Wiggins, however, was not a
man to be read like a bonk. lie fondly be
lieved, indeed, that be was the most insorn-
table of men, and with a view to sustaining
his character had an odd habit of changing
his manner continually. At this moment
he was the busy professional mau.
"What can I do for yon, madam I" he in
quired, looking at her penetratingly over
Sybil was an Intelligent girl, and, taking
her one from him, straightened herself and
spoke out with a relleotlou of hla business
"I am the daughter of Dr. Eason, of Mor
ley Square, Bayawaler," Bhe stated, "and
wish to ftRk you in the first place whether
yon would, under any circumstances, under
take a caBe for him without being sure of
payment in the event of its being decided
against him J"
"Um that would depend on the nature
of the case," replied Mr. Wiggins, cautiously.
"I might, of oonrse, be able lo predlot the
Issue with certainty."
"Let me tell you," said Sybil, "aud then
yon can Judge."
Like most ladles, she forgot that a law
yer's preliminary opinion even has an ex
change value; but Mr. Wiggins was pri
vately Influenced by her fresh beauty, and
encouraged her with a grave bow to proceed.
"It won't tako many words," she said,
"for I've written It all down clearly, so as
not to make a mess of it in the telling."
At this, Mr. Wlgglna's manner underwent
asudden transformation; open surprise and
admiration illumined his oonntenance.
"My dear young lady, what admirable
forethought I How I wish your example
might be followed by every client I have I
1Kb pretty visitor produced a note book
and proceeded to set forth, with details Into
which we need not enter, how her father's
claim lo a legacy of 900,000 was being dis
puted, on acoonnt of a mere technicality, by
a oertatn Mr. Hugh Lorraln, of Queen's Gate,
to whom the money must come if the will
were proved Invalid.
"My Zither is too poor to fight It out,"
said the girl. "He Is afraid of heavy law
expenses, and would rather give everything
up at nnre. That Is why have come to
you. There are ever so many of ns, and we
want the money dreadfnlly; why should we
surrender it without a straggle to this mean
man, who has not a shadow of real right to
The girl spoke Indignantly; her eyes
dashed, and she looked so lovely that Au
gustus Wiggins quite forgot to consider his
own peounlary Interests.
"My dear Miss Kasonl" he exclaimed,
with quite unprofessional gallantry. "I
place myself unreservedly at the service of
youryoutn ana beauty, j,at yonr rather
coma and give me Instructions, and I will
do all I can for htm,"
"Must you see him t" atked Sybil, in dis
may. "Won't what I bveT told you dof
He Is snre to decline to aooept yonr generous
offer. Ob, Mr, Wiggins I couldn't you make
Jt doable or qmis r i.et mm pay you double,
I mean, II he wins, and nothing If he loses,"
The solicitor's eyes twinkled at this re
freshing ingenuity on the part of a ollent.
"Well, well," he said, "arrangements of
some anon nature nave been come to before
now, hut in this caia your father may set
hla mind at rest; the costs would certainly
be ordered out of the estate. Anyhow, my
dear, most Intelligent youuglady, I am paid
In advance by the honor and pleasure of
Sybil finished pulling up the wrltls of her
gloves, and then looked up at him with a
"Yon are as nloe now, Mr. Wiggins," she
said, "as you used to he In Morely Square,
when you always took the side of ns chil
dren, sgalnst our enemy, tbe gardener,"
"What I" exclaimed the lawyer, regarding
her with fresh Interest! "were you one of
those near little girls who would skip on the
gravel ami send the stones all over the
"Yes," replied Sybil; "and you always
told the man to let us enjoy ourselves, and
sometimes you turned tlie rope and counted
"So I did, so I did," said Wiggins, nol.
ding his head, "Dear ine you've grown
up very quickly,"
"Ah, I'm the eldest girl," remarked Sybil,
laughing, "and that In a large family is an
ageing circumstance. Good-bye, Mr. Wig
gins. I don't know how to thank you."
"Now, that's a sweet little maid," said
the lawyer to himself, when ha had watched
her down stairs, "aud I would like to save
her fortune from Hugh Lorralu, He's a hard
man, as I know of eld."
The afternoon was drawing to a oloie, and
presently Mr. Wiggins, still thinking over
the Lorraln case, pot on his shabby old hat
aud prepared to leave tho office. As he
passed outside tha door of au iuuer room,
where ha wished to deposit soma papers, a
suddeu thought struck him,
Hugh Lorraln had a son" ha exolaluied,
aud then uestoppod. put his oaua to his nose,
aud made a calculation,
"That girl was a little thing when I left
Morley Square, aud In those days I used to
vlsltat tlugh Lorralu' and see his boy, Iter
tia, who was at lilou, Ua must be six or
seven-aud-twenty by now. Who waa tha
klug who who plauned a matoh to slave off
the Thirty Yeara' War f Well, why not
Wiggins, to nip a lawsuit lu tha bud f
James was a bungler, and failed; but Wig.
gluslsu't, and wou't."
The soheme fascinated. It not only offered
scope for tha display of all thoso gifts of tact
aud diplomacy upon which he piqued him
self, but roused au old-fashioned chivalry In
"It l to ha doue," ha told hlmtelf, "but
I mint be aa wily as Ulysses, as patient as
Next day Dr. Mason, a nervous man with a
thin, fair face and deprecating manner, called
and gave him only nol all the Information
In his perfusion, but full Instructions tn aot
forhlm. Tho more Wiggins entered Into
tho oaso tho moro donbtfnl he became as to
his client's chanco of winning It, and the
more olosely he hugged tho notion of bring
ing nbonl a matoh between Hortle Lorraln
and Sybil. As a first move he found out
that tho young man was at present In an
architect's ofiloe In IlloomBhnry, and, Import
autdetall, usually lnnchedatarertaln restnn.
rant In thenelghborhood. Thltheratlunch
time the very next day old Wiggins betook
himself, and there, glanolng round, he per
ceived his young friend at a table closo at
hand, and immediately possessed himself of
the opposite seat,
"Well, llortle Lorraln, ll's a long while
slnco I tumbled aoross you," ho observed,
feigning what ho considered Just the right
amount, aud no more, of astonishment.
The young man could not fall to recognize
the queer, Ill-dressed, bright-eyed little man
whom ho had often seen athlsfather'shonse
In bygone days,
"Mr. Wiggins, as I live I" he ratnrned,
Bhaklng hands cordially, "and looking not a
"Can't say the Bamo of you, my boy. You
have grown Into the man about town since I
last saw you. What are yon doing 1"
"Oh, grinding In an architect's office near
"Married, or engaged, or going to be f "
"Bravo I that sounds sensible. No woman
worth having, eh V
Lorraln laughed. He was a pleasant look
ing young fellow, with tha frankest Imagi
"That's what I mean to think till I get
some cash, anyhow," he Bald.
"Pooh I Cash I Talk Hko that at your
age I I'm ashamed of you Chops good
"Walter, get me a chop doue to a cinder.
You know;" tho lawyer explained to Lor
raln, knowingly, "If you order a chop well
done, they'll bring It to you a little less raw
than usual; If yon want It cooled, you must
say done to a cinder. Now tell me more
At the end of an amicable conversation
the two parted with mutual friendliness,
Lorraln promising to dine with the solicitor
the following Thursday.
Obviously the next move was to get Dr.
Bason to brtng his wife and daughter the
same day; and, consent to this being ob
tained, Wiggins felt that the battle was half
He now devoted himself to arranging the
details of this dinner party, which must be
planned from beginning to end with a view
to arousing the Interest of the young couple
in one another. When Thursday came his
two servants wondered at his fitsslness. As
a rule, he allowed them to manage his din
ners without interference, but on this occa
sion not only must he Inspect the menu, and
give minute Instructions about the waiting,
but he must take the arrangement ol the
drawing-room furniture out of the house
maid's hands. The piano must be put so,
the ohes'-table so, this little armchair here,
that screen there, and so on all ronud the
"What's tho meaning of it all, that's
what I want to know f" demanded tho out
"Old Miss Brown's coming; he's going
a-conrllng of her," sniggered the cook a con
viction in which she was much confirmed,
when, Just as the guests were expected, Jane
Informed her that the master had appeared
in a new dres suit, with a flower In his
buttonhole, aud a pair of "panksnay" on
Lorraln was the first to arrive, admirably
dressed, and with a dash of the patrician
about his open, self-pnjsessed bearing,
which Wiggins noted with approval as sure
to impress the unsophisticated Sybil. The
solicitor contrived very casually to drop the
fact that he expected some people of the
name of Bison, and had the satisfaction of
seeing a liok of keen interest dart into Lor
raiu's expressive faoe.
"Living in Morley Square T" the yonng
man asked quickly; hut before any answer
could be given the door opiuol and the
Basons were announced.
Sybil's allowance wan what girls call
"skimpy," hut she had a knack of putting
on her clothes so that the poorest of them
looked well on her; and as she stepped tn now,
with soft folds of Indian muslin falling about
her lissome figure, a pretty flush on her
cheeks, and a smile on her lips for her friend
Mr. Wiggins, she made a charming picture,
and one that effected au abiding lodgment of
Itself in Lnrraln's mind.
As for her, she was a good deal excited at
being Introduced to any one of the name of
Lorraln. At first she tried to be. cool and
reserved, but soon she unbent, reflecting
that she might have caught the name wrong,
or he might belong lo quite another family
ofLorratns. In the coarse of dinner, how
ever, he asked her whether she lived in
Morley Square, and she flashed the question
hack at him: Did he live in Queen's Gate f
Upon which a momentary alienee ensued,
which was broken by a deft referenoe on
Wlggins's part to what ho had found out to
be Bertie's hobby namely, mountaineering
in the Alps. Lorraln was easily prevailed
on to hold forth on this subject, and Sybil,
getting intensely Interested, quite forgot to
convey by her manner how she hated him.
After dinner Wiggins put forth all his
powers as a strategist, and made it surpris
ingly eaBy for Lorraln not only to pee a great
deal of Sybil in the course of the evening,
but to provide safely for the farther de
velopment of the acquaintance.
"I shall allow myself tbe pleasure, then,
Miss Bason, of sending you the book we
have been talking about," Wiggins heard
him say as the Basons rose tn go. He was
looking very straight Into the girl's face,
and her "Thank you very muoh; good
night," wag given In a low, slightly con
During tha next few weeks tho young
man, really thoroughly In love, went ahead
like a steam engine helped by tha puny
pushes of a ohlld, who imagines Ills doing
all the work Wiggins, il need not be said,
being the ohlld. '
Sybil was bewildered by the Irequenoy
with whloh she met the son of her father's
opponent, but Mr. Lorraln always looked so
very surprised to see her, that she could not
for a moment suspect him of complicity.
All this time, though both knew well
enough that a lawsuit waspendlng between
their parents, the question was never
broached between them. Sybil bad a repu
tation for plunging headlong into any sub
ject rather than maintain a constrained si
lence upon It, but on this matter a new shy
ness kept her silent; while Lorralnwliowas
inovlug heaven and earth to persuade his
father to resign hi claim, aud had so far
signally failed, naturally avoided a topfo
likely lo raise hostility.
At last the date was fixed for the trial to
come on, and then Bertie marohed into Wlg
glna's officii, looking tha ploture'of despair.
"I'm going daft, Wiggins," he remarked,
"and this slckeuiug oast) Is at the bottom of
"Kindly remember that I am solicitor for
the other side, and avoid that subject," said
"Oh, hang III" said Lorraln, "I'm not go
ing to discuss the case. I only waut to say
that it's a sin aud a shame, anl If I had a
voice In the matter I'd withdraw the claim
on our Bide and apologize humbly for aver
Having made It."
"That statement, made to me by your
lather through hla solicitor, would be Inter
esting aud valuable; from you it la mere
waste of words."
"Wiggins, dou'tgetou thu stilts," said
Lorrrin Impalleutly, "You might see what
a fix I'm In."
"You are taking up my time, sir," r
marked WlgginB slgulllcaiitly,
"Then you may as well listen to me.
Dou't you understand that I'm dead set ou
marrying Sybil Basou, aud that whichever
way tbe caso Is settled I'm doue fort" If
wa win Bha will simply loathe me, aud If
they wlu how can I make up to a girl who'll
have such a pot of money T Speak up, sir;
what am I to do f"
"Speak up yourself," said Wiggins
"To her, do you meau t Now f My
word, if I dared I Do you thluk sho'd let
Wiggins put on his spectacles and looked
the youug man up and down without a
Lorraln positively blushed at tha Implied
'JSerlously, do you think I might J Oh,
Wiggins, what an awfully good fellow von
are I I Bay, l)0w do yon thluk the case will
"Your question, Mr. Lorralu," said Wig
gins magisterially, "Is Improper lo the last
degree, Kludly leave my office,"
Lorraln walked out very soberly aud
hailed a hansom.
"Now or never," ha said to himself, as he
dlreoted the cabmau to Morley Square,
Once mora luck favored him; Sybil was
sauntering round Ihu.Muare alone, llerlle
Jollied her, aud preseutly she hardly knew
now sua luuuu uereu silting ou a beuoh
witu mm standing tn rroutof her.
Ho was quite simple and direct, "Sybil,"
ha said, "your father aud miue are lighting
this case, aud next week It will be decided;
H for us, you will hate me; if for you, I cau't
play the part of a fortune-hunter. So let
mo say now that all I want In this world la
yon for a wife, and toll mo, Sybil will you
glvo me what t.wanl f "
Sybil was equally simple, but had nol so
much to say. "I don't know whether I
know you well enough," she faltered,
glanolng up At him And down again, "hut I
thlnk-I (airI I do." "
And therewith she glanced up again with
A happy smile and told herselr that of
oonrBo she dldi wai hn not everything A
man should bo f
Dr. Itason look Mr. Wlgglns's word for II
that thli engagement was an excellent
thing, hut old Hugh Lorralu was furious
Then Bertla made a solemn oppoal to him,
and In the end tho old man, aotnated partly
by affection for his son, partly by not un
founded anxiety as to tho result of tho trial,
consented to agree to a compromise. This
Dr. Kason had always signified his readiness
to enter Into, and finally, after endless con
sultations, a division of the money was
elleoled, whloh, while leaving Dr. Kason
principal legatee, settled n largo Bum on the
Wiggins was not so JnbllAUtas might have
been expeoled. True, his great soheme had
sucooeded admirably, and his reputation for
dlplomaoy was rooognlzod All round; but,
on the other hand, he had become deeply
Interested In the case Itself, and sooonvlnoed
of his ability lo establish Dr. Bason's claim,
that the oompromtso patohed up at the last
minute seemed to snatoh a seoond, oven
sweeter cup of triumph from his lips.
It was not till the wedding-day arrived
that his self-satisfaction regained undivided
snpremaoy. On that oocaslon bis oalm con
sciousness of sagaotty, benevolence, and
power over his fellow-men made his manner
grand. Kverybodv credited him with hav
ing been the manager of this affair, and for
once in his life he had his fill, or almost his
fill, of deference and respect.
Privately Lorraln whispered to Sybil,
with the basest Ingratitude, "You know, all
old Wiggins really had to do with II was
the original Introduction. After that I
didn't noed any egging on; love would have
fouud out the way anyhow."
A gentleman Is now successfully domesti
cating the Amerioan buffalo at Stony Moun
tain, Manitoba, eayB the American Agricul
turist. Starting his herd in 1873 with four
heifer calves and one bull. It now numbers
sixty-one head, the greater number pure
buffalo, the rest half-breeds. When we
saw them in January all were sleek and fat,
and yet they were then living on the open
prairie, and feeding on the pralrlo grasses
oovered by snow. At this time the snow
was deep and the thermometer had for long
registered twenty or more below aero. In
January of the preceding year one of the
oowj had calved on the plain, and atthorigh
at the time the thermometer registered
luiriy-nigut degrees below zero neither cow
noroalf appeared to suffer iu tho least.
When a blizzard comes on the animals lio
down together with their haoks to the wind
and allow the snow to drift over them, so
that under the combined protection of their
own wool and the snow they are quite warm.
Not one of this herd has ever exhibited the
slightest symptoms of disease, although the
only care that they receive Is occasional
watching to prevent them straying awav.
Thus winter and summer they live Aiid
thrive on the bare prairie, with numbers
undiminished by any of the ordinary oattle
sconrgfs and with expenses for care reduced
to a minimum.
Once a year the great fleece, weighing
from ten to fourteen pounds, is shed, andlts
manufacture into a thick, warm cloth was at
one time a regular industry in Winnipeg,
until it was discontinued by the oxtirpation
of the animals In the adjoining region. In
its market value tho buffalo Is not behind
his smoother relative, for even If the quality
of meat is inferior the dibTtirenoe Is more
than made up by the great weightoftheanl
mal and by the value of the robe, which
usually brings from ten to fifteen dollars.
As draft animals they have proved a success,
for, notwithstanding their great strength,
endurance, and aotivity, they are as easily
handled as ordinary oxen, la onn particu
lar only is the buffalo far Inferior to other
species, of cattle, and that is as a milker, but
to the ranchman milk is really of no conse
quence. Mr. Bedson, the owner of the herd, after
experimenting with crosses, is well satisfied
with the hybrid, as It is in shape more like
the domeitloatad cow, and It is also a fair
milker. Yet we doubt that this gain is
sufficient to compensate for the deterioration
of the fur; while, also, it would be a matter
of endless regret If, in the proaeoutlon of
tuese experiments, tlie original pure race
were lost. The rate of Increase of tlie buf
falo, though theoretically the same as with
other oattle, is really much higher, on ao
count of the lower rate of mortality. When
the present herd is sufficiently increased it
is intended to divide it nmongseveral prairie
ranches In localities where once tha wild
buffalo found its obolcest pastqres. This
amounts almost to a restocking of the buffalo
The Snpply of Natnral flax,
Mr. Fred Fisher, the pioneer oil operator,
Is an enthusiast on the Bnbject of natnral
gas, but says we do not understand even the
rudiments of Its use properly. "A great
deal of gas is being wasted now through tho
use of improper appliances, and I venture
the assertion that a year hence our mannfau.
turers will get al tle lat they require
from the consumption of lit) per ceut. leas of
gas man tuey are nsing (and wasting) at
present. Tho same will prove true as to
domestio consumption, and the saving of gas
will then be still greater. Do I think there
Is any danger of the gas supply playing oat
suddenly and leaving ns in the lurch f Well,
I'll tell you. Years ago, when I first went
Into the oil business, the very men who are
now so fearful that the natural gas has no
lasting qualities told me I had better not
abandon the business I was lu, as it was
more than probable that the oil trade would
not last mora than a year. I told them I
would risk It, and If It played oat I would
be In the same boat with and no
worse off than thousands of others. Well,
the oil business hasn't played ont to any
appreciable extent, and I confidently believe
the gas will hold out as long or longer. It
will bo time enough to talk about a failure
of the supply twenty years heuce, when peo
ple will have forgotten all about the use of
coal and will never return to It. I tell you,
sir, Pittsburg Is bound to lose her reputa
tion as the best market In the world for one
article, and that Is soap. Manufacturers
tell me fljat their local sales Isve fallen olf
fully one-half slno the introduction of nat
nral gas, aud are Hljll decreasing. From
being one of the sootiest, grimiest, aud dir
tiest cities In the world, we are going to be
corneous of the oleauest, with an economy lu
labor, apparel, furniture, carpets, and paints
that will be appreciated by every one. The
laundrymen are complaining already of loss
of trade, as meu and women do not soil so
many clothes as formerly."
Hparrow Kill a Oat.
St. Ixiuis aiobo-Dcuiocrat.
There was a desperate battle the other
day In Qalena, III., betweeu a big Tom oat
mu miiiudiuiis laiuuy ui sparrows mat nail
taken refngo In a crab-apple tree lu thu back
yard of thu First Presbyterian parsonage,
and whose home had been luvaded by the
oat. Tho latter had stealthily crawled up
the side of tho trpe, and was perched upon a
lower limb, watching for an oppor.
tunlty to raka in au uusmpeotlug
sparrow, when suddenly the entlra flock of
birds Hew out of the tree anil encircled It,
making a chirping nohe so loud and rxclt
log as tn ba heanj all ovorthd neighborhood.
After flying about the tree for a nrnnent a
half dozen or mora birds flew at tho cat like
llghtulug, aud drove their aharp-polnted,
though short, bills into its body. The aul
mal uttered a howl of pain, bill was finally
pounced upon by other skirmishers of the
bird army, and peoked so unmercifully that
It was compelled to let go Its hold on tha
limb of the tree and dropped to the grouud.
Before It oould rcgalu Its feet for tha pur
pose of waking Us escape a huudred angry
sparrows dove at tha animal, ploklug It about
the head aud back, until It was utterly pow.
erless to defend itself with Us paws, whloh It
had at first endeavored to make ttia of. Tha
birds, seelug the enemy was saconuiblng lo
the terrible punlshmeut they ware iniliotiug
upon It, renewed tha attack with redoubled
vigor, and his catshlp was boou stretched
lifeless upou tha grouud, with its eyes
ptoked out aud Its skull perforated iu many
nlaoea. As anmi an tliu ml .ioao.l ..i......
slgnB of life the sparrows flew back luto the
tree, aud nnntlniiMil lliulv ,lnnri.. t..n..
lu houor of tha victory,
Au AMiiruiico or IucurriiitlUe in.
.......uyiAMij,! ,irviuia,ai u,o draw
ings of tho Louisiana btate Lottery Uoniiiauy. lu
..lltlrA, IliirirA I. rj.,'.r.laIl n .. ...... f. '. '
lute fairness and Integrity. Any udvcrllsomeut or
offer tu guarantee any partiality would expose mi
r J. ..." '"' '" "'"'" iieiui'iauer mat the
next (tha ono hundred: aud nluely-ulnlh grand
............ ,.M v-.,.uV.....,u, .juaiicujjuruwiuff takes
plaoooul ecetiiucrli.wheuuer half a lullilou of
dollurs will go nylug about the world, tiylun to fall
IntltkiAtni, (tllA'd nil: I i I Moo ..?...... i .'
.........v -..vn ,-v.m u, buj luiuriuuuou au
drcaa M. A. Dauplilu, New Orleaus. Lu. Suru vou
arc right, go ahead I
A I.IFr. HTRIKK1I.E.
1'orly Yrnrnln llio IJrent Oltefcnnkeo.
(Valdosta (fla.1 Times.
Unole Ben Yarborongh, who was a guide
for the Okofenokee expedition of 187B, had
many remarkable adventures during a life of
forty years about the great swamp. He set
tled lu that region among tho Indians back
In the thirties. He was Among the desert
ers who hid In the Islandsof thoswampdnr
Ing the WAr, And he crossed and recrossed
the great mnrnsn with ns In 187f, tho first
party of while men tliAt over penetrated to
and throngh the hoarl of tlm swamp. Often
when wo were grouped around a camp-fire
at night when tho day had beon dull of ad
venture Unole Hen would glvo us of his large
store of adventurous stories to whllo tho
time away. Ho was not a landowner, hut
a squatter. Much of the land about the
swamp, especially that part on tho Islands,
has never been surveyed and granted or sold,
henoe perhaps he waa nol so much lo blame
for being a squatter. He never lived long
at one place. In his lime he had made the
entire circuit of the swamp almost, never
moving very far at a time, but always hug
glng to the swamp, or as near as he could get
to It and keop ont of the mud and bamboos.
At one lime ho lived In the "Pumpkin
Patoh" a small hammook near tho point
where the Suwannee River runs out of tho
swamp. In faot, I believe the "Pumpkin
Patch" Is In and a part of the "Pocket" a
peninsula running Into the swamp. It Is
said that It got Its Dame from the fact that
Billy Bowlegs, the Indian chief, grew pum
kins In that hammock, nnd that Gen.
Floyd's troops louud them growing theredur
Ing tho Indian war.
Unole Ben had a small cabin In this place
and a few acres under cultivation. He had
a few hogs, etc., and several highly prized
dogs, whioh ho found very nseful at times.
One day while ont looking after his hogB,
nnarmed, his dogs got on n hot trail and
were not long In making a "tree," and that
not far away. A hunter does not like lo
leave his dogs at a "tree" or on a "stand,"
and Uncle Ben, thinking a fat 'possum or a
nice young 'coon could ba had for tha climb
ing, determined, without much debate, to go
to his dogs, whioh were perhaps 100 yards
in the swamp near at hand. He penetrated
the Jungle and found the dogs circling
angrily, but cautiously, a group of small
trees, tne tops or wblcu made a dense mass
of limbs and green leaves about thirty feot
above ground. As soon as he saw old Ring,
a very large and muscular dog, being half
bull, ho knew from his aotlons, from the
milled state of the hair running down his
spinal region, that there was something un
usual up. Unole Ben was without his gun,
and he panBed for a debate with himself,
and was in the act of beating a retreat, when
a "tiger," as he oalled It, sprang out of the
tree tops with great force and furv nt him.
but he was Just a little too far ofT, and the
great oat struok the ground right at old Ring
and they grappled. The other four dogs
were no cowards, and, seeing that their leader
was Into It, they flew to the rescue. Unole
lien knew that uhn ran the panther could
soon overtako and destroy him after Bhe
fought the dogs off, and having great confi
dence In the pluck of those devoted animals,
he thought they would naturally fight
harder when he was Into it with them, and
that It was the better plan for them (he and
the dogs) to make a common fight of It on
tho spot. So Instead of precipitately fleeing
from the spot, as tbo writer, and the reader,
too, would have done, Unole Ben drew his
pocket-knife, and, shouting to the dogs, ad
vanced on the enemy. Ring, ns was said
above, was a powerful dog, aud although ha
had smelt his own blood on many a hard
fought battle-field he had never been
whipped, and therefore he faced the muslo
with grim and dogged determination. The
panther fought him off from her throat until
the other dogs began to get in their work on
her rear, bnt when her attention became
somewhat divided Ring succeeded In fasten
ing her immense teeth in the brnto's throat.
To use Unole Ben's own words: "Ho lock
his Jaws and threw the key away."
Uucle Ben kept shouting to the dogs and
inchingup with dne caution, looking for a
chance to get In a blow. With Ring's death
like grip on a vital part, and with the weight
of the other dogs on her nether parts, the
great cat could not handle herself to the
best advantage, but she was far from being
whipped or -lead. The mass of panther and
dogs rolled over and over and beat the
bushes in a terrible struggle. She would
throw herselr on her baok, and endeavor to
bring her hind claws to her throat to tear
Ring away, but the resistance of the weight
of the other dogs would iu part foil her
efforts, but she would succeed In clawing
the sides of tha dog, and at every pass would
bring hldo and blood. Uncle Ben noticed
that when tho brute would make this effort
her tail would flash fall length out from
her at an elevation of four of five feet, and
fearing that Ring would soon perish or fall
powerless at the next thrust, he deolded
that If he waa to take a hand in the fight
the time had come for resolute action, for If
Ring felt the Jig was up with them all. Put
ting his knife in his teeth, bo that he could
use both hands, and In an Instant seize the
open knife If necessary, he advanced nearer,
and, picking his opportunity, he seized the
bruto's tall at the moment she made another
thrust with her claws to clear her throat.
Uncle Ben threw all his weight and power on
the tall, and thus, with the aid of tho four
dogs, he would pull baok the hind parts of
the animal and prevent farther damage tn
old Ring from that quarter. Eaoh effort of
the brute In this direction was met with
counter effort, am) lle soe saw process kept
V4p some time.
The dogs took fresh courage when they saw
their master's hand was In the fight, aud
the "tiger" doubled her efforts. It was a
desperate struggle Indeed. Ring at the
throat, inflexible, insensible to pain, or
what not Unole Ben, a powerful mau,
swinging like grim death to the "tallhold"
and the four dogs getting In their work as
best they oould presented a picture per
haps never seen before or since. In the
struggle Uncle Ben wai onco Jerked down,
and the brute's olaws made a wound on his
thigh, the signs of which are to be ceen to
day, If that old man Is yet in tho land of the
living. That happened whan he let ono
hand loose to use bis knife. Although he
suffered this Infliction, It proved to be the
orisfs in the struggle, for he made his lick
and sent the long blade with unerring force
to the hilt In the beast's side not far from
tbe region of thehearl. He evidently struck
an artery, for the blood gushed out and the
animal weakened steadily until he was able
to repeat the blow several times with com
parative safety, and at last the great cat
lay before him dead. Undo lieu was faint
and sick and sat down to rest. When ha
ropo to go three of his dogs were not able to
follow, and when old Ring, who was one of
tha number, looked pleadingly at him and
gave a falnfliowl and then fell dead, Unole
Ben sat down again and wept,
A NEW BIT ABOUT NAPOLEON,
II In Attempt lo Commit Hnleldo Up.
ticrlbed by (Inn, llnraiid'a Widow.
(from Mrae. Durand'a Memoirs.)
At the period of tlie retreat from Moscow
Napoeon had secured means to avoid falling
alive Into tha hamTs of hU eueuiies In case
ofaocldeut. IU had prooured from hla sur
geon, Yvau, a saohet, whloh ha wore rotiud
ins uecKciurlug tlie time that the danger
lasted. Some said that this was opium;
others Insisted that It waa a preparation
compouuded by the celebrated Cabauls, and
thesama with which Caudorset, the deputy,
had destroyed himself. Whatever it was,
Napoleon had preserved this satchel In one
of the secret drawers of a traveling dresiinp.
case, which haalwaystookou hcituipalffus.
That night at lunuluebleau ), bethought
him that thu mouieut to have recourse to
tula terrible expedient had arrived. One of
his valets, whose bed was plaoed behind his
half opeued door, had heard hlui rise, and
Been him stir somelhlug luto a coffee cup,
diiuk II, aud Ua down agalu,
Iu a short time vloleut pains lu tho stom
ach and bowels forced from Napoleon tha
admission that he was dying. Then the
mau took upou himself to send for those who
were moat Intimate with the Kuiperor, Yvau
was not forgotteu, aud wheu ha learned
what had happened aud heard Napoleou
complalu that thu action of tha poison was
not eufiloleutly rapid, he lost his head, aud
rushed away from Foutaiuebleau, After a
long swoon, followed by a profuse persplra
tlou, the palus ceased, aud tha alarming
symptoms disappeared, either because the
dose had been Insufficient or because the
poison had lost Its effect through time. It
I said that Napoleou, astoulshed to Hud
himself still alive, refiected for a few mo.
meuts, aud theu exclaimed, "(lod does nol
will it to be," and, yloldlug himself luto
tha bauds of Providence, who had Just saved
i j life, realgUBd himself to his new destinies,
A Prally UluucrTuble.
homo persoua have a great llllng for the large,
rouuddlulng table ou account ot Ua toUabloiiiar'
at tcr, but It u not so easily decorated as tables of
other shapes. (Julie amncl effect, howour.was
produced not long ago ou oue ot Ihcso tables. -1 he
csudlea, shades aud tint of the room -aire made aa
pluk aa possible. At each lady's placoa basket of
teru jraiu, gracefully formed to fall from the aides,
a rilled with pluk rosebuds aud u sprinkling of
nuldeu-mlr fcrua. Tin no busketa were attached lo
thu lower ring of u gat ahade. such aa has bi on
above described, by iiicaut of plul satlu rlbboustwu
Inches wide, which were lied to the dandles of l lie
COMPETITIOlsr IDIEIEPIEID I
Fancy Feathers and Felt Hats Almost Given Away !
KING'S PALACE !
THE VERY BEST FVIt FELT BTATS, Heavy Wide' Binding, Double Bow Slltchlna at ar. nnd
OR cents. WOOL FEIjTSat 45 and G8 cents. FANCY FEATHERS land S.s'Xe 2 mrfrefl Sy1:
ferent Styles, the Loveliest Assortment Ever Produced, at 25, 37, 45, and 60ccit8.WINGSt4andl2
cents. VEL VETS. PL VSHES, and RIBBONS at HcmarkdblyLow Prices.
i... TrDIES!l MISSE,Hl! "'4,'.1 CHILDREN'S CLOdKS, the Leading and Most Fashionable Styles of Our
Own Importation. Fifty Thousand Dollars' Worth of Cloaks to be Slaughtered. Price no Object.
OVER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS' WORTH OF MILLINERY MUST GOI
CALL AND ASCERTAIN OVK PRICES BEFORE BUYING ELSEWHERE.
REMEMBER, LADIES, for your oivn Interest, we ask you lo come. It will pay you to call at
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CAPITAL PRIZE, $150,000!
"Ifedo hereby cert try that ce tuperttse the ar
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Drawtngeof The Louisiana State iMttervcompanv,
ana (n vereon manage ana control the Drawings
themselves, ana tltattliesame ate conaucleawith
honesty, fairness, ana in gooa faith towara all
parlies, ana we authorise the Company to uiettill
certificate, with facsimiles oi our slgnaturesat
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We, the undersigned Banks ana Banters, will
Day all Mies drawn tn The Louisiana Stale Lot
teries which may be presented at our counters.
J. II. ooi-tmnY. l'rcs. Louisiana Nat'i Hank.
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Unprecedented Attraction !
Over BTalf a Million Distributed I
Louisiana State Lottery Company.
Incorporated In 1S83 for "a years by tho Legislature
for Educational and Charltahlo purnoscs-wlth n
capital of l,ooo,ooo to which a reserve fund of over
tsao.ooo has since boon added.
Uy an overwhelming popular voto Its franchlso
was made a part of tho present Stato Constitution
adopted December!, A. I), lsto.
ITS OKANU SINOLB NUMIlElt DRAWINGS
WILL TAKE PLACE MONTnLY. It never scales
or postpones. Look at tho following Distribution :
lOOtli Grand Monthly and the
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IN TUB ACADEMY OP MUSIC, NEW OKLEANS,
TUESDAY, DECEIIUElt 14, 1SS0, '
Under the personal supervision and management of
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CAPITAL, P11IS5E, 81BO.OOO.
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LIST op frizbs:
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1 OKANU PHIZK OP 80,000 150000
1 OKAND PH1ZK OP S0000 80000
LAHQE l'KIZKS OP 10000 20000
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SO PHIZES OP l.'ooo SOOOO
SO PHIZES OP 600 K6000
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100 Approximation Prizes of 20o tM.ooo
loo Approximation Prizes of loo loluoo
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