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VOLUME XX. RAYVILLE, RICIILAND PARISH. LA., MAY 26, 1888. NUMBER 22.
-Lite a shadow that himes from thi t Al, we
slip out of life and are goaa.
The place where we were is vacant, for who
will remember till noon,
The drop of dew like a diamond which pleased
at the g:immner of lawn ?
And when the ,inger has left us, who cares
.o remelmcrnr the tune ?
In the leavre deep drift in the forest what bird
is st eking the one
Beneath whose shelter she builded her tedi
cuis loue cradlin- nest?
It has lived, it was u-ed, has perisahelc now
litth, its use leilng done;
Forgotten of sunshine and songster in the
dust whence it camne. It is best.
But we, we shrink from the leaf's fate, and we
murmur: "soon they forget;
These friends whom we loved, who loved us
and shared mn oar pleasures and mirth.
Our names arc lost in the silence death bringet h,
and no regret
Eadureth for us, low lying in the green
gemmed bosom of earth."
Oh, mortal accept the omen; we live, we are
used, and we fall
As the leaf before us has fallen. We pass
from our places and are not.
The lining have grief sulfficient, content thee to
fold in lthy pall
Ilemcebran'ce and sorrowful grieving, and
be of the living forgot.
CI.saa iEATmcl'E ST. GORno.
THE PEMPERTON STRIKE.
BT LEIGH NOT,.
(Fromn the Ne'v York Observer.]
ROUP8 of men with
faces were standing
S around the streets
engaged in ma r
mured collo quy.
The mill be ols
sounded; a few of
the idlers obeyed.
A woman appeared and entered the
building; scowls darkened some feies as
sae went by. Tall and finely formed,
her poor dress scarcely hid the noble
carage of her head and shoulders; an i
absent, harassed look detracted from her i
"Why don't you go to work " The i
voice was pleasant, the words perempt
my. The pspeaker paused ere bhe too en
tered. He was of good height, with
lear cut face and brightw keen eyes. A
ae smile gave gentleness to An other
wire stern countenance. His general
apsiea hce bespoke the master.
Lier a man entered the ofoe. hose
Gilbert looked up, ill-pleased at an in
terruption. The mintrader stood, shlabing
ouneasily, his voice a little husky.
"Me and the men want you to dis
charge that young woman, Boss. It's a
man's place; we ain't willin' to have
women folks around."
The proprietor's eyes lashed. You
wad the men may go! I won't be dic
ated to Tellthemto attend to their
l uariness, Roberts and I'll attend to
S Ballyt ngwill do nogood." And
shutting his desk with a snap he return
ed to his writing.
Evidently not prepared with farther
argument the man stood a moment then
turned away. No ehangel countenance
betrayed Mr. Gilbert's consciousness of
black looks or anything spoeial through
the day. But at ho lkeener yes
"Roes, what's the matter? His wife
spone. A fair woman with soft bright
hair, ronded figure, delicately moulded
featares and dark blue eyes, animated
and expressive. Some modern di
culty with the sight esmed her to wear
gle adding a peasting quality to
"No subterfuges!"she eried playfully.
"You always feel better to eonfes."
"Well-mischief and a woman at the
bottom of it. 've employed one at the
miand the men don't appme; woumen
who emae berause she herd there was
work. she lsatinfatoay ted Ima n to
keep her. that's all.
"a't it trmething new to employ
"I hope ther won't, be troeble," she
w l I gihe up and send her offl"
'"artain not; only, deer, in m suneI
In he frct room of asmall house a
irwa m lemring awaythe op er. An
ed womae , trace of orrow on faee,
mt near, turning emcsiollyv to look at
S"YeM the work mad think you'll
"Yes i e'rm ve any lek.t" The
l a knock srtlad them.
e t a mor, 4hreat h
8 e mi I
sorteas to eis a
S"No," she said. "I'm obliged to you,
but I don't want to join."
"Beware:" cried a voice in the dark
ness as they turned away.
Tired and harased, Eunice burst into
tears. "Oh, have we come away from
one troubl,le just to get into something'
w-orse! I'd better have dlone as they
wished. At hleast I should have found
"You're done out. You'd better get
to bed," the elder woman said, but there
was tenderness in the touch which:
smooth'ed the girl's lark hair.
Eunice returned to work heavy heart
(d. Unfriendly glances had followed~
her before, but she had been uncon
scious; now she had an uneasy sense of
being ostracised. "I canu't stand it,"
she said after a day or two. "I must
oin their society. I'll never get on un
"Act as you think best," the mother
Meanwhile the simmering discontent
had been taking shape. Numerous
meetings were held and a course of action
decided; when the girl applied she was
A stranger in the place, she and her
mother had held aloof in a manner to
give offence. Mr. Gilbert, too, was a
new-comer; his manner of conducting
affairs differed from his predecessor's,
and though prompt in payment, he was
strict as to hours, etc., and had not
gained popularity. Once more the
'boss's' calculations were interrupted by
a deputation. "We've come to give no
tie that unless the wages is riz and that
girl discharged, we quit."
"I'll do neither, and you know it,"
Roses Gilbert thundered.
"Maybe he takes a ertickler interest
in the young woman'
There was no mistaking the insinna
ation of the tone. Ross sprang to his
feet, but a detaining hand was laid on
"Gently, sir! The fellows don't know
what a sweet lady you have."
"What, Harvey! You in this set of
"We won't call hard names, sir. I've
done my best to dissuade them. I don't
mean to quit." He was a tall fellow,
with a fine face. "Don'tmake threats,"
he continued, seeing the other about to
speak. "I know when you are angered,
if I may maymake so fre as tosay it.
Things you'd be sorry for after, but felt
you had to stick to."
"Thank you," Mr. Gilbert said quiet
ly. "I've givn you my answer, men,
suet it is final."
"Then quit's the word," said the
spokesman, and they filed out. Many
of the townspeople agreed to stand by
Mr. Gilbert; others thought him unreas
able, aad the employment of a woman
objectionable. Six men, including
Harvey, remained, sad the girl, the
easar h'ei, added one more.
"We'll do what we can short-handed,"
Ifoes said to his wife, "and if it comes to
the worst, close down. I won't yield."
The closer contact which the small
numbers entailed, threw Eunice and
Harvey much together, friendship rip
ening into a warmer feeling. Butit was
becoming almost impossible for Mr.
Gilbert to go on, and murmurs and dis
content were beginning to prevail.
Eanice, though happy, felt a strange
nervousness. Hastening home one eve
ening she heard a rustling in the bushes,
sad an unseen hand hurled a stone as
her which felled her unonemcious to the
ground. Happily Harvey had left the
mill shortly after, and was a witness,
though not in time to see the perpetra
tor. With sao imprecation he sprang
forward and bent over her, then raisal
her in his arms and arried her home.
"Is it true, Ross, that they have killed
that poor gir"
"I'm afraid .o."
Tears sprang to Mrs. Gilbert's eyes
and hot words toher lips, but dhe con
"It is hardtobe just and notblame
the innocent for the guilty," she aid.
Her husbnd sooped, kissing her so
berly. "Yo ares a od woman. Yes,
go at once," in aswertohber suggestion,
"if any one can help them, you can."
The stone which elledEnacei Gordon
was the death blowtoo he strike. Howrror
at the deed was univeral, nor was there
mueh doubt as to the rmilty person. Jim
Fanell had made the isultinZg speeeh to
Mr. Gilbert; he alone was misi. That
he had a .ers grudgeafaintEunice
was srmmmised by some; bat none els
had bea en aermed in th oage, aad
few mourned his absenee. The mill ws
,osed; thm girl's life bung a thread.
"'I want to me Mrs. ilbe" It was
Georgp who asked.
e 1tho him a fe fallow, bade
him be reatd, sad mid smiltlg, 'I per
vere ynve important meas ith
"Yos see, a' slt stads this way.
The man weold be glad to come bak if
Mr. OGilbert would open the mill-we
eant Ite doing nothi-yet they doa't
hke to aski. P 7inp s p don't
know tbat Enue had premiased to k
mywil sn h i at stonel ha kll dd her
- lI do't ke to think about lt-I
an't sayh wI wold feel towards thes.
tthnk od, the doeter ays si'll
1mllth agh he's ineler in he he ed
today end baged me to am- ad sk
Mr. (I to tak them beek. She's
I had musk aebe nl the d oon.try, bat
Sis esrr nw amd ws asl be happy to
gh -er.M". Obu~ pre
may have said he'd do or wouldn't do.
But Eunice thought if you would use
your influence maybe he'd let bygones
be bygones and meet the fellows half
"My husband will do what is just,"
she answered, with quiet dignity,
"hut," more gently, "if Eunice can for
give, all others should, and I will do
what I can."
"A thousand thanks," Harvey said as
he left. "I hope you'll pardon my bold
"Ross, will you take those men back
if they will come ?"
"Never !" sprang to his lilps, but his
better nnse as well as her finger tips
across his mouth prevented his uttering
it. So she told him Eunice's entreaty.
"Don't think me meddlesome, but
would it not be possible to inaugurate a
co-operative system whereby the workers
might have a share in the profits, which
would make them feel a personal interest
in the master's snuccess 1 Would it not
be possible t" t
"You've a level head on those pretty t
shoulders, Sue; I'll think about it," her a
husband said." ia
So it happened that the ringing of t
George Harvey's wedding bells inaugn
rated a new system in the Pemperton I
Mills, where harmony reigned thereafter
as result of Mrs. Gilbert's good work.
A BRAVE OLD HORSE.
Dexter's Part In the Development of i
Fast Time on the Track.
The death of Dexter, the trotter,
marks an era in equine development. e
He did not reduce as greatly as some of
his phenomenal predecessors the speed
of trotting horses, for when he made his t
beat record a very low mark had already t
been reached. To beat Flora Temple's r
time of 2:191 by one second and three- I
quarters, was as great a test as to beat a
2:40 gait by several seconds.When Maud t
1. reduced her wonderfully low record
by a quarter of a second it was regarded I
as a more wonderful improvement than
that of one or two entire seconds would
have been when her record stood at a
higher figure and could more easily have I
Forty odd years ago the best trotting
record stood at 2:40. That figure was
used in slang to illustrate all fast men, I
fast methods and fast movements.
Horses had not then been trained to
trotting, and the possibilities of develop
ment in that direction were not even
faintly imagined. After this record had t
stood for years, and was supposed to be a
the best that could be made, a horse
named Bippo, in 1813, completely frac
tured it by trotting a mile in 2:28. This
also remained for years the best time c
made, and again the world interested in I
sports settled down into the easy belief !
that the best possible trotting time had
been accomplished. But such was not a
the case. A few years afterwards Jack I
Rossiter, a horse without a edie.
that had, when young, a 1otel
baggage-wagon around th streets a
of a Westers city, sad was afterwards
trained for the turf, trotted in 2 2. The ;
next reduction was by Flora Trsiple, a I
mare 'also without a pedigree, who im- I
proved this time by 21 seconds, making ! b
a record of 2:191. This in turn was l
broken by Dexter at Buffalo, Aug. 14, ! -
1867, when he trotted a mile in 2:171. I
He was bought on the track by Robert a
Bonner for 85,000, and that remarkhable
amateur owned him to the timeof his i
death. Mr. Bonner has also bought
each of the fastest trotters on the turf as ,
they appeared from time to time, down t
to and 8., with her record of 281.
More time, skill snd money have been
devoted to the development of a fast
trotting gait in horses than to almost
any improvement in machinery which
the inventive genius of man has under- a
taken. To inrease by a few secondsor
the fraction of a second on a mile ste
speed of a single trotting horse has re- i
quired years of training, and to keep tl
and train a trotting horse cots as much v
as it costs to keep a small-sized family
of moderate desires in the comforts sad
necesaries of life. The multitude and
quality of horses that have been so kept I
and trained indicate the vast expenditure
that has been bestowed upon theme ex
periments. The best homes, except a
, have made the best time lang
after theyhad passedwhat was suppoed
to be their maturity, at 8 or 9years of
age, ad she may ems to be an excep- (
tion. Flora Temple, at nearly twicea
that age, did her bet work. This is sa
other evidence of the expense involved
in training trotters. Half the lifetime
of a horse, 15 or 16 years old, is equired
to develop its best speed stthis gait, ad d
often the improvement is but a few see- I
oads or less m trotting smile.
A goodold age for a ordinary horse
is eighteen or twenty years. The age of
Dexter at his death was thirty year
But sine e e was purchased by Mr. 1
Bor he bas hd not an easy timelike
any other fortunate ad etired indivi
duat. With eough to eat-and a hose
never eats too auh--with just the exer- I
ease that he required for health, he had
all the chanceas forlog life that the e
i of his pecies nad a good conati
thouavld bla slotted to his share.
The old tends of Dexter in Chiamg,
wher he mwas aoe owad, will be 6ad
to harm, in his death, merdin to hi
msnisent owners eordar, he does mt
go tothebon.yarl, beth s a t grave
an a contr -eld, where the le
blossoms sare bin to t aolayt I
w-blown tinteof b auty to make
the veral air dehttal withteirfr g.
rMace, sad where the tal grass in anm
mer will wave in the breas above his
Ha Hay Nor.-Johmn Sehnell, a
nw me seg in the Nsvy Departmnt
ms Washington is etemelyner s
egarding a tdelephons ever bavring
see one sati wdays ag. Hewas
obliged to anwer a cal freesthe iustri
mst emstly, and his im -eret ia
sws mqserated the sekr at the
other udo the liae. You mat bhae
individual exe, ", I hayesY 1'
aidthe mmmeagers mt "It mst be
Saus..-A -mrop Maine eominhs
opem s emmst bnsl the otbr by a
S. i wn w hemi - wi r was asi l
t'NDER ITALIAN BKIEIL
Will Carleton Views the Ranging C
Tower of Plba
SItaly's Marbl Keensttrlelty-thre Rem
Where starlladl Lay W.anded-- aribat
di the Mittary Stal t of the Itailam-ln 1
the City'"f EseaI--MiassaiPs Meame at
and Tomb-The Celebrated t('oimbesw t
Memeates -eeling the Crewn Prince ad I
4ermay as He Loft sea Remte i
Speal Correspoudenas.l It
S8a RExo, ITlt?, April, 1 -
Pita, which was once famous as a powerful o
city and an extinguisher of Mohammedanism, h
is now known to the world only as the posses
sor of a handsome bell tower that leans thir
teen feet out of the perpendicular. It used to i
be one of those natiun-cies, so toto call them,
which could dominate over vast reaches of f
country, with weapons and brain. It drove
the Arabs out of Starnlnia, exterminated their
eet in Sicily, and sent thousands of brave and ti
vaguely enthusiastic warriors to the Crusades. a:
But now it is a sung little city of less than b
40,000 inhabitants, and good forabout one day
to the tourist, because the foundations of its
tower have settled up on one side. If the other B
side should also settle, and straighten up the
structure, It would be the ruin of the town. C
But no one can deny that this tower is a
beauty, and worth spending time on and
around. It is about a hundred and eighty
feet high. and in eight different stories of
white marble. Around each story is a gallery ti
with fine columns and odd eapitals. An easy
stairway within, Bunker Hill monument fash- t]
ion, leads to to the top. Here you have a
splendid view: but what you principally look
at is the ground immediately below-wonder
ing, meanwhile, what particular portion of it
yon would accorst if the thing went down with t]
But for six centuries this handsome marble
eccentricity has stoot here in this attitude,
and is perhaps good f I' six more-barring the ii
earthquakes that are becoming so fashionable. a
And as I stood there a "chime" of seven heavy
bells began howling all together, and the vibra- 1,
tious which they gave the structure were some
thing tremendous, making me feel that, if the
tower could withstand these inverted kettles,
racket day after day, it was good for the earth- .i
quakes. But looking upward from the ground a
and looking at the fe.rlul angle at which it
leans, one almost wonders that it does not fall
before his eyes, and can remember no
tree that ever struck such r attitude and v
The other enrl'sities of Pia me rather
commonplace as compared with what one sees
elsewhere in Italy, except the Baptistry, which '
is a very handsome building. Inside the ca- i
thedralis a large bronze .handeller,the swing., a
ing of which, they say, suggested to Galihleo v
his idea of a pendulnm; but it is more prob : t
able that the idea of the pendulum suggested
the story. I have had a great many sweet hal
lucinations ancovered to the raw air of truth
since entering Italy.
Much more tangible was the little room in
Iny hotel, where Garibaldi lay wounded three
months. The landlord has hung proudly in
in his hall a picture of the disabled hero,
borne to his refuge in a barge, with friends
ministering to him with tenderness and love, E
as he glides wearily along. Garibaldi is the
military saint of Italy. If Victor Emanuel i
is ranked an the father of his country, Garibal. I.
di must be called its brother-itslover. Few a
cities of any size but have fin streets named
after him. All his haunts are pointed out and I
doted upon, and his euphonious nam is good
The city of Geno. a hundred miles north t
and west of Pisa, is a bewildering mass of (
splendid churches and gorgeous palaces, inter- t
woven with the noisy,vibratingstrands ofcom
merce. It is clean and thrifty compared to
other Italian towns, and beggars are so rarely
met with as to seem almost a curiosity. 1
There is a sturdy independence among the t
common people that has never infecte t thei
regions farther south. One humble shop-girl
walbed several blocks to find a certain street
for our party, and, with a smile and pleasant
bow, bade us adiea-- olutely refusing to sc- I
cept any remuneration for the service. For
awhile we stood perfectly aghast with aston
ishment; one lady nearly fainted. "Please
show me the map," she falteredat last. "A
we still in Italy?" 1
We were, and soon ease to t grand marble
monument of Mazzini. It stands a little
garden of its own, with beautiful trees and
foliage arouad it. This grassmtrewn and
bower-bedded hill is in bright, though sad con
trast to the thorny valleys through which he c
sought for Italy's freedom. His marble image Is
stands beautifully outlined against the blue
sky, tim nobly-shaped head poised in thought
uiness. At his feet rnuch a man and woman
of the common people for whom ha toiled and I
sufered. I asked several paser-by whose
monument it was, in order to hear a see the I
manner in which they woukld the
name (only his initials in large r ters
upon t raplot tell whom the monament
is fer). h loving, caressin way in which e
the beloved name came from lips was a w
Vey ageeable study,
e hd se his tomb in the Camp ltl,
or Cemetery, earlier in the day. It is as simple
a that of Washington at Mount Vernona, with c
terracs beneath it and a hill-side for its back
walL Doric columns support the small but
massive granite structure; his mothers grave
is just outside.
.ear the station is theeelebrated mesamnt
of Columbus. It is more grand than logic'al
for what right has Gears to say of Columbus
glory? Re was born there, to be sore, but not
at the tinvitation of the city, which consideed
him during his years of struggle a ~Isilonery
fool. To be sure, the generation that built t he
menaument was not the generation that slight- I
ed him; but if there is any ease in their
having uilt it t all it insa as o for
the apidity of their IforefIather. Thy
ails plcd at his feet the aguroate e m ,
kneeling. No American can gau at her in
that postre without feelig that t is tim for
her to rise to her feet having arlray thanked
him suelently for d.,overtg her. The Idea
of America's kneeling in this decade to sanyse
but God is abeaurd.
From Geno to Sa Bems, wh re write
this. 8a emo is a few miles east of Nice.
It is a strip of narrow Mediterrmans coast,
beekei by betel pJalm-fklds, oruan-moe,
villa, ad a qnuint ld town. It ha the nal
gayead leisLrely air of seasJbaeresncrts; musi,
owers, ad en i all kinds of fairy-like hric-br
for sale. The large idild in which the
German Crow Prince msered for so many
weeks is now closed. It is in the mlidst of
beetifl gardear. In fall view of the sea I
inf to be la n sauro the m awang whenu
helefi he to take his theseatierli. Hei
drove to the Ittle station almost i smply a
a o os itise. He waould not haI his
pecil tr~l aled oppolt the ila tno-hi I
I i pople who were asoemble to see
loko. He loed and and very mucka- 1
Shasted as he alighted from the earriag(e; his I
face wa aly p but determuiti n t
etbrone upo i, He ifted his ht to the
assembled tourists and villsger., n a of
whom but riseed to see him go, and at the
rue time wished him God-sped, and they
oftheLsstaton. Iaspltee-ll hisravr nd
resolve be did not look as if hi live
many meathe. Peor "'ane Frit" sm
i fhe werecarrylang aerowain ea hadl I
a shrod in the other.
When we see what a lamb March bemse in
this paradie of rtres.it looks lh a pity
that ey sick ma should he terna from
it. Ths blae Mediterranean smile slale
ed eals withsoft flo tp th /ped I
suer.. Eves nm atuhean fur- i
l bs been seant _by graco ave as this
blviera But th kilg died, ad the
hln g matto taehehs plaes. Thus isthe
Sutkth ilstrated again: that one death al
ways bds ethers; i a m believes thatI
the intlsemsnt oaf cort seenen and the heroic I
labors ad his new peslien wll allow the new
very leng in which to hbss his lemavI'
A W nasr-A - samed Fmlsly
iswheliag a barrow fru.Qn ugow to
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THE REWARD OF TRUTH. i
Campaigns of an Old Noldier-He c
Was Color Blind.
[From the 1etrr.it Free Press.]
A few evenings ago a Market Square t
chronic rounder applied for a lodging
ticket to Serge:nt Martin. at the ('entr:al
Police Station. While the sergeant was
interrogating the man, another roan
called on the same errand. The latter,
however, had been a soldier of the late
war, a memtber of the Fifth Corps, the'
corps to whic-h Sergeant M'srtin himself
had belonged, and his wants were so-on
supplied. This action was tolserved hb
the first rounder, and hast evening, re
lying on the sergeant having forgotten i
him, he again callehl.
"Sergeant." said he, "can I get a
ticket for lodging' It's pretty hard fr i
an old soldier to ask charity, but 1'' i
been very unfortunate of late.."'
"Are you an old soldier ?" asked Ser- t
"Indeed I am-belonged to the Fifth r
Co"" What division?" I
"The fourth." r
"The fourth? Why, man, there's only "
three divisions in a o',rps." F
"That's so; 1'd forgotteu. I was in I
"What State were you from?"
"New York." t
"Then vo;t c.,uldln't have been in the I
third division, for that was composed of 1
the Pennsvlvania Reserves." !
"So it was-so it was, come to think of .
it," mused the tramp. "Beats all how
a feller forgets."
"What was the color of your corps t
"Green! Look here, old man, you're I
lying to me; you never were in the army
at all. The colors were red for the First i
Corps, white for the Fecond, and ldnue
for the Third. Green! You might as
well own up that you're a liar, a fraud,
and a bum.
"That's a fact, pardner. But when I
was in here the other night I seen you
give an old vet a ticket and stake him to
a lunch, an' I thought maybe I could '
work the same thing. Now give me a F
ticket for my honesty."
"There you are."
A Calilferla Ostrinc Farm.
Dr. A. J. Sketchley, the ostrich breed- "
er and ostrich feather raiser, has been
for some time in Telhama County look
ing about for a suitable locality where
he may continue to conduct his peculiar
stock farm. He had definitely deter
mined to locate somewhere within a
radius of ten miles of Red Bluff, but
just where he had not decided until yes- I
terday, when he bought from Beers
Gayro 2,000, acres seven miles north of
the town and three miles from the Sac
ramento River. The price paid was
830,000. He will begin the erection of I
buildings at once, and the birds will be i
taken to their new homes with- 1
in three weeks. He sold out his
noted establishment at Anaheim two a
years ago, and removed to about sixty 1
miles east of Los Angeles. Herehe had
just tixed himself and his long-legged I
friends comfortably, when along came I
the "boom," and soon the estrich range
became an alluring town site. He
promptly accepted the '"boom" price
offered for his ostrich pasture, and then I
when be looked about for another lo
cality he found high prices still the '
order He decided to look further, and
a few months ago he became satisfied
that the upper end of the State offered 1
every advantage for his purpose. A 1
temperate climate, pure air and water,
and no possibility of snow, were the
I things he sought for. He has told the 1
Telham people that, so far as he can I
judge, that section of the country, in4
excellence of climate and atmospheric
influences, is muchbetter suited to make 1
ostrich life happy than where
he has been located. He want- i
ed a large range for his lusty "
birds, and places of 2,000 seacres were the
smallest he would look at. The ostrich I
likes plenty of room, and settlers near
are usually willing to give the birds all i
Stheydeire in this respect. The property
ofered him ranged in price from 85 to 1
830 an acre. He has already arrnged
with the Southern Pacife for several
1stock cars in which 'to tmransport his ,
Ifeathery flock. He is still as enthusias- 1
tie as ever regarding the ostrieh-feather 1
industry in which he was the pionoer in
this State. He has been sunoeeessful in
hatching and raising many birds, and
will fit up his new farm with all neces
sry arrangements for young birds. The
Ise selected is the best that Dr.
hsetddyC l found in the State, having
a climate like that of the Tranasl in
South Afries, here he was forten years
engaged in ostrich faming.
The Care a elaye the Tral.
Fire Coreans, in their peaked hatsand
striking rqegalias that never failtopttract
attention, entered the Baltimore and
Potomae station the other night.
They were aceompanied bya secretary,
who boght sleeping car berths for them
showedthem to the ear, and then left
them to take care of themselves. A few
moments later the crowd in the depot
heard a commotion in the car.
The aesuse of the tronble waa is: The
secretary had forgotten to provide them
with their railroad tickets, and the con
ductor, on discovering it, had politely
informed them that they must get tickets
or leave the car. To the Coreas this
proposition seemed to be an effort on the
I part of the railroad men to take advan
tage of their ignorance of American cus
Stoms, and they flatly refaused to give up
a cent. The conductor eapostulated
w-ith them, but the more he talked the
more exeited got the Curens, and it was
fnally decided to send a earriage for the
On hisu arrival the matter was expla
ed and the ticketa were purchased, but
athe train had been kept waiting fully
fifteen minutes.-- PWfaingealtt.
DrIk. Eberhrt, of Paoul, Ga., sys that
he awa man moving a few days a8go,
nad his wife was in the cart with an old
1setting hea in her lap. The hea had
lead thirteen eggs, and before the woman
*hrrived at her new home the eggs had
all batched and the little chiekhes we re
Bucwtmarr is recommended foe mot
i5etued with wire worms.
WON 3T A COW.
She Eats Some Hay .Iuse in Time Io
Win -$:*Oo.cnIbi fr a Moor FArliser.'.
In Septemlber. n71, Grillith Ja::,ne-. a
farmerof For.-tpoirt, Oniia ('ounty. N.
Y., purchased at tar su!e a tract of :atli
acres of land in the town of Alle'gavy,.
Cattaraugus ounty. Thie trait n:; will
and barren, in all i-olate' reion,.ll and
its owner, James HIlill. haitl cea.sedi pay
ing taxes on it andl had rem, vedl fronm it.
Jones, who, was a Iman tf limtited i~:lial,
paid $1e54 fir the property, but after
visiting it lthe concl:lded thaJt it was nt
worth putting any mlore nmoney in, andr
lie paid n lime ire tiattentitn to the i pur
c·ha.se beyond scouring his tax dtIed on
thie 23:l of Septendber. It73, two. years
after the date of purhlnase, whiclth g:.o
hinm legal title to thie lnal. In I st Il'
trlenum was disecnerer d in Allega:y.
Hill assumel d contr,,1 a:.ain of the trac't
he had alaandon d,,. :ani transferred it to
he Blralford h)i C(inplany. This enm
paty drille.l wetlls nll tihe tract, and it
,roved to be a vahlatal! and large pro
ilucerof oil. ,lanes va; ignorant of thi'
asudden great v:.lue the. tr:act hie Ihell th,,
detid for hail 1,'-,en given Iy tihe, oil dis
covery until '1 - s, nIen it had vieldeh'
mrei than $ Oilyttl worth of oil, and
was still a gr, at pro, hluer. .lolnes n ,r ght
suit against ti, ,oil eautalaiav in the ('at
t:trnugus ("'unty ('curt to r'gain p.,
P.esion of the htract and fr an accun.,lt.
ing for thi' oil that hiad lten taken fn'i,
it and sol for the lr,,it of the c',t
patny. The comlpanV dihspnted Jon ,les',
title to, the Iproperty in the clai-c inl tha
tax sale law of New Y",rk State, which
nlakes it tax dieed.I invallil if the pllr
chaser dllfs nllt serve on the ow'nuallalt ,of
premisn s Iight at tax saoo notice t,,
redleem the same within two years. Tile
oil e~,mpany asserted that hlill was ,'s'i*
pying the premisies when the hdeed was
plts-e-d to .TJones, andul receied no re
dermption notice within the requlrtred
time, and the ieeuipauc'v :as elaimed ai
the novel lsiit of law that althiugh.
-lill was n,,t living on the trac-t, he hail
left a qluantiti of hay in a sh:anty oni the
plaii'e whetll , ne noI.d oil of it, wihic'h
gave him le.al idomicile.
This was tih, eettira delft.iii-c, to, '!:
suit, andi tit,' (':ttanr;auns e,,ulrt do, i led
that if the simple fact of there. Iwing hay
,on the place, as clhaimcl, i, i.uld bhe estah
lisha"l, it would he. ample prof of sof -cu
pancy in law, and wouuhl destroy Jones's
title to the prolprty. Thel trial resulted
in favor of tithe oil ,'ompany in 1t-2. A
new trial was granted, and Joners pro, edl
by six witnesses that on the 'i34 of Sep
tember, 187;3, one day before he he |tauno'
entitled to the property under the tax
deed, Hill's cow had entered the shanty
andl eaten all the hay that Hill left thelre,
thus depriving Hill of legal domicile,
and leaving no, one in occupancy of thle
premises. By that act of Hilll's cow
Jones's title to the property was estab
lished, and Jones obtained a verdict for
an accounting for the oil, shiclh amount
ed to nearly half a million dollars.
The oil compalny obtained an order
for a new trial, but Jolnes was again
successful, and his judgment was af
tirmed iy the (General Te'rm, and a deci
sion has just been given by the Court of
Appeals snstaining all the points in the
case in favor of Jones.
NORSE THIEVES DONE FOR.
Kansas Farmers Dispose of Seven
Ever sineao last fall farmers in the
counties of Texas and Kansas, adjoining
the Indian Territory, had been sorely
annoyed by horse tlieves who had been
unusually bold in their periodical raids.
Visits from the marauders at last became
so frequent that the farmers formed a
vigilance committee for the purpose of
exterminating the thieves. Some time
ago the vigilantes, armed with Winches
tert, six-shooters, and lariats, started on
the trail of the marauders, but not until
they had been two weeks.in the salddle
did they find any tangible trace of the
robbers' camp. While they were travel
ing through the western part of the
Territory ten days ago they suddenly
ran across the thieves in a deep ravine.
The outlaws were in their blankets,
but not asleep, and when the vigilantes
rode up to the month of the ravine, tilhe
thieves, wrho were in tihe command of
BIill Higgins, alias '"$ear-Face," sprang
to their horses, but in mounmting one of
their number was shot dead. The
others pitt spurs t to their animals, and
were soon throwing dlustand bullets into
the eyes of their pursuers. The horses
ridden by the vigilantes were fatigued,
and were in no condition to give the
outlaw's horses any kind of a race, lint
the chase was lwgun and the trial of the
thieves followed. After a ftriiis ride,
lasting all day, the vigilanltes succeeded
in driving the gang uponl a I,utt,.o near
a small cerek, whert' preparations were
made for a desperate resistance.
As the vigilantes alprma'heil tlhey
were met by a volley whiclh brought
Sdown one of their numther--l'eter Acker
man of Me~dicine I/ulge, Kan. TIme
thieves were snrronuhdl as well as pm
sidle and thle fight conltinued. (ha v I,y
Sone the rifles of thie outlatws nere ailenceiAl
I until but few flashes ulaewi'red the vigi
lantes' rifles. Ab'mt du.sk a whitbie r:ag
was hoisted on the summit ,of tie butt..
The vigilantes gre,.t.dl it with another
volley and charge! upI th'. hill. T'ihree
of the ountlaws esape I, Iut "ast-lFaoe,"
Hank Windom andl "('Curly Iili" wire
captured. "Curly Bill" an.! Windom
were riddled with Iatllets, but "'ear
Fae," although nesrly ldeadl from vn
blood, was drLagge to dleath, snspendml
by a lariat to tithe jmm,.l of a saddle.
'our other menlbwrs of the gang were
found dead lwhind their stone bariers.
Ka.t.ue t'ity Ti,,a,.
The Best He Cemld.
"Do you know that man over there ;"
asked one I etroiter of another on the
Lansing train the other day.
"Well, he's a drummr fir a Jefferson
aveonue house, a.lai I've knwwn him by
sightl for fifteen yE.ars. is? employer
told me the otlh.r dlay that he hadn't lat
aday for twelvey-ars."
S"He ,oks the picuture of hea:lth."
"So be does, int I want to make a Iet
with you. I'll bt you a silk hat he car
ries remedlies with him for no less than
six different ailments."
"I'll do it:"
SThey went over and the case was ex
plained to the drummer, who laughed
"Well. I dunno. Icarry somnetroches
to avoid hoarseness. I carry a Iottle of
cough medicine to ward off pneumnsia.
I have a porous plaster in iiy grip to pitt
on if I get a lame back. I have smle
t corn salve, a bottle of Jamacita ginlger,
some quinine eapsules, a phial of pep
Spernut emence, a lix of m:undrake pills,
a liver medicine, a gargle for sore throat
i "Good lands!" cried both gentlemen
"Oh, well, what did you expect," he
! iiqaired with an injured air. "A man
ons 1,900 a year can't carry around a
I whole dr store, can beC"-Dstroi