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I. H. JULIAN, Editor. ' r , : ' PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. A LITTLE CIUL'S JOURNEY. Tba Story of Her1 Trip from Chicago to Concord to Spend Chrlstuiaa with Her Grandfather. Correiiponduneo of the Boston JourntU.l Concori?. N, H.', Thursday, Deoom ber'27, 187. Ono of the plensantest incidents associated with the recent Christmas anniversary that has come under out . observation was a journey that a little Chicago girl, only 10; years, old, took alono from that city to Con cord, thiStatep a djatanpeof oyer 1,100, miles. It was such a remarkable jour ney for 6no so ,ouhg to vonturd'ujion,' that we are sure the many young rcad-' eri'pf'&fc neiand, protyibWS .eory -"-ill - 1 1 . J 11 i. 'i. onu oi me oiuur ones, wui wsiu iu iwu about it. The little girl's grandfather lives in ibis city? and V she Wanted to spend Christmas with him very much., She thought it would be so nice to make such a visit: thai one mornirfgVat breakf fast, she smd to her father that she wanted to go to Jfev Hampslih'e "to ' spcnd.'CnriSitliKip , and f&t if dip jvould, be 8rf gSod M to1 buy Mr a1 rtdket' and take her to tkd.cars,, she would npt be, afraid to go all the way alone., iler far ther could hardly beljeve. her to be in earnesf iTnaing uch a eqaest y and told her the journey would be more than 1,000. milos, and that she would be two or three days and nights on the cars before' reaching Concord. .The matter 'was 'talked, over in the" family,' but the little girl persisted so' strongly' in her desire to' make the triptjthnt pfc, last her parents;' bmjehted, and aU-her ' necessary preparations were made for the journey v .A 1 O 1 It was a Monday evening when a gen tleman in the Chicago Railway station approached 'the cbnductor of the'Pfill man sleeping-car train, and asked' him if he would take charge of a small girl who was going alone to New Hamp shire to spend Christmas with her grandfather.' ' The kind-hearted con ductor looked down at .the little girl with astonishment, and at first could not believe that the. gentleman really meant what he said'. The little girl was so very small that the conductor said he was afraid he should lose her. He looked at her carefully and noticed thSt she had black? haif 'and eyes anditfqsy checks. She wore a, Mack .dress, dainty traveling hat and a dark sacque trimmed with very rich fur, and she carried a heavy shawl in a strap, and a nice bag on, ,which was inscribed her name and residence. The conductor took her an to the train, assigned fier a nice section of a car, where she could sit in the daytime and have a bed made for her to sleep on at night, and at just 9 p. m. there was a rattling and a runi bling.and she had just time to say good by to her father when the train rolled out of the depot into the darkness, and started on its way to Canada and the States. : ' ',. ' '.'"'.,'' We have not the room to give all the particulars of the little adventurer's journey, but would say that on the next morning she woke up to hnd trie train on a huge steamer at Detroit that, was carrying it across the rivqr tp fito 'other shore, where it would be placed on the rails again. She took breakfast jm" the steamer, and when the concmcrof was assisting her batik to the car a aiice.:look ing man kindly asked her name, and how-far she ynf g?pg-j will g'T? hBr exict replylbeoause .the Jb6y4 girls who read this letter will -become inter ested id herj.and wili'wisto hear from her ' again: ;' (' ' She ' answered the gentle man: ) ,., ,' , . ... -.!, . ' My name jSjEmma Randi I live in Cliborne Place, 1 Chicago, and my fa thers rmrae'is' Douglas Ranoand he is a manufacturer, . -SpS t0 Xew Hmrmshire t5 sneiiif Chrbttaas with my Gandfafliet RauilJ tf njiotller says he lives in wline rronseTiearuie vn.jr I don't expect to haTe any trouble find ing him when I get there, for my Aunt Nellie has written me that she will 6e close to the cars when they stop at Con cord, and will not miss me when I step out.". , Her anlessnew and simplicity so pleased the geutlenian, who was ajlifth odist clergyman from Kansas.'that he at once told her that he wastraveling innn 91 far as Montreal, and would most gladly do all hecoaia w air. M lhc5r jeghackled country. noso- ( Jng nd carrig m inceant, eopecial Emma, as we now fchall call her, was manages to procure for himself a ; . . .nina. On bears a hoarse voice much pleased with her new - iajJdSoi - anee, who did ail in hi power nkf her iourney a kappr one. . Near Kings- ton an accident occurred to the train, butitwasnot.tkrown from the track, but it was not , tkrown from the track, and no one was hurt. There was, how. ever, consnierible delay, and whoa at 'art it reached . the Bonaveature Street Station, in Montreal, the Boston train had been gone some two hours. By thus TtL-sin the railway connec- tion the passenger for the South ware obliged 'to wait and Hake the late after noon train. This gave them agobd half day to spend in that quaint old city. The weathers was delightful, and the kind' minister! took Emma to many places of Interest.'' He pointed out to her the beautiful '.' buildings In ' Notre Dame and St. James Streets, showed her the city squares, and finally took hemp into the great high tower of the Cathedral ;Jf;;','Notre ' .Dame, wherosho had a most, lovely y lew!, of the city and the St. Lawrence, and Otr tawa ' Rivers. At about 4 in the after'-; noonf shq wont to the Boston train., '$he shook bands with the blegyman and the conductor; and-thanked them1! for all they lad done for1 her. ;The latter 'In troduced her to, the. conductor, of.tlie Boston train, .it tall tman, with sandy side whiskers', who m a most pleasant voice fiktd he ybuld .take the nest care oi her aiui would wake her at least half art hour before reaching Concord. "I On this train good fortune continued to fol low, lier .for a'ind lady,.' who learned Emma's history, tojd.her ihat,, s,he, was acquainted with her father, wbowent to schdol wfth terheil he was a boy. ; .At 5. o'clock the next morning Emma liand stepped from the Pullman-sleeper at Concord wherein her Aunt Nellie ... 1 :..'? i.-. . v. i . clasped her in her arms. Mie naa trav eled -over, rLOO milest-jtwd had shown whatAt brave littfe girMould 46 who wanted to go to 'her. grandfather's to Christmasl fj,-. j r; . yt, j A Balloon Voyage "to the North 1 Pole. ' ilf i't:n ! ..n -.-.-. . 1. .1" ,.'.', 1 An Englishman has lately teen illus- itrating hlBideas 'of a balloon 'Voyage to the North Pole U the London Graphic. His plan proposes threpj balloons sub stantially' connected, "together, capable of carrying six men, beside three tons' weight of gear,, JtwaWars; stores', provi- sions, tents, sledges, dogs, compressed gas and ballast. The triangular frame- work connecting the balloons would bo fitted withiopes, so'thatHhe occupants could go from one balloon to another in the same' manner as'sMJors lie outupon the yards 'Of & ship, ; and J the 'Moons would be equipoised by means of bags of ballast 'Suspended ;fr6m this frame work, and hauled to the required posi tion! by ropesi ' 1 Trail ropes would be at tached to the 'balloons, So as to prevent their ascent above va certain height (about 500 feet)y at which elevation they would" be balanced in the air1, the spare ends of the ropes trailing over the ice. The boat-cars would be housed in for warmth, and telegraphic communica tion kept up 'with the ships by means of x .; . 1 1 i wire uncoiled, irom a jiargB wuom as the balloons moved onward. This wire.'being marked at every hve miles, would also serve to keep arecerd,, of the. distance traversed. Commander Cheyne proposes that the balloons start about the end of May, on the curve of a wind circle, of known diameter, 'ascer tained approximately , by meteorological observations conducted on board the vessel", and at' two1 observatories some 30 miles distant in, opposite directions, ft ii iatimafcid j that,-; wit-V knowledge of the diameter of the wind circle, and the known distance (from the Pole, the balloons would i..bd landed within at least twenty miles of the long wished,- for goal. ' 1 There the balloons conid ne securely moored: "and'when'theneces- sarv observations' at the Pole had been. carried out, $ return win4 could be se cured for their return, the requisite full inflation fiavipg been madojby means of the surplus gas taken out in a com-j nressed condition. The returning voy agers would arrest their , course to the. southward on the parallel 01 lawuue on which they had left their slpr and tliel remainder of their journey, east or west,- would be performed by means or the.j em jn dog.driving, .wing to their dogs and sledges conveyed in the bal- poverty , of. . expressive 1 adjectives. loons. ; t ' " ; ' -. 1 r7;Michastrinwr is the newrett tippfeacri The Russian Trophies at Karsrto'profatiity in tlieACre iongoorand ... . . . i i j means, 'simplj1, ' bad dog. 'English af- The Russian trophies in Kars are be. j(ordg a iarger vocabHlary, and iftswers - ... yond expectation. Three hundred. ana tnrolva nnnnnns. among them 1 DCld ieoes," whole depoU of . rifles and re volvers, large quantities of ammunition, stores, and provisions, and about 1C.00O i Cursog geem useful adjuncts In any lan prisonera oil Into the hands of the ctm-i guage, but curses delivered in French finer' The remainder of the garri- a jog tm-ough and over any on must be considered as killed, r as f tJhing." '. ., . ' '.'". - having deserted. ; The Russians shut The 9engatwn produced by the canoe thcireyes with regard to deserters, a j like mjun nf u,e sledge may be likened they experience too much trouble and to tliat ggfod by sitting on a thin board cost by transporting their countless 1 aa nuicklv over a badly macadam- : nrisnnpr in this season into the interior 1 of piaia'ilotlies hiay run away and ttRi.e hitmelf comfortable in one oi me J ill4(re!. or in bis own homestead. Vol- : nntariij these men will not again join l Mntv1flr pi-ha's hungry arid neglected 1 5jnchtT' Pieha's hungry arid neglected ....xj. e Kussiaa loes do not exceed i M) mtmf MJ xn less thaa had been I .jjy opposed .Undn Kan. . . . . IKVDlllV J CT D fighu SLEDOINGIN MANITOBA. pert la Which One Hhould be Able te apeak Three Different Laafnacee.' ' i'..ij (Corretpondonee New York Sun. .- ... Winmipko, Manitoba, Deo. 8. To a dweller in the greatest game preserve in the world, the descriptions of the doings of the Amateur Fox Hunting Club alorfg the flats of Long Island pro voke a smile, v If tho club lived her it is probabjo that a loftier ambition would possess it instead of 'hunting' the nim ble and elusive fox, liis' larg6r and more aggressiVe fiousirj, thQ gray wolf,' would' furnish Aepf'6pe excitement.'''1 A jJarty is organii!ed''here, well 'mounted,' each' inembe armed with a revolver. 1 A few mllei put upbn' the prairie a wolf niay be scared iip' at any time, and then be gins a Wild s'onrry and chase of a dozen or more taitesyand a discharge of smali Wins closely resembling! the fire of a straggling ikirmish linen t The chase i is glorious, leading over a broad expanse of, level plain, overed only with a short' herbage of insoffloient, height , to afford the least cover for the iquarjry.) For the cool summer mornings, or the dry, crisp days of autumn, there-is -no eport like it."" i!'"T 'l .;!:ltii:jii ; When, however, huhting1 the' fox has sucenmbedtd the icy influendes of i win terj the club might find c exoitement irl dog-sledging.' 1 No other'pastiime.com bines more irequisites f true spott., ! It cohcentrates: the poetry of motion; with the development of brawn And muscle, oils the wheels of free and-vmiterrupted imprecation, and tends to elevate the ornamental yellow dog: .into an animal of utility,,' ;,;. ., ,!viv.,;i ,: Supposej for1 examplej' thatl you have a belligerent animal in your tirain that misses nb opportunity oi countermarch ing suddenly An his . harness and, pros trating the unoffending, steer or, load dog next to him; the attaqk .being made Up ith -so-TmiclrTigor and-snddenness that the victim instantly capitulates, , hnd turns a , turtle',' in his triace,s,..,''This unlooked-for assault is accompanied y. a flank movement bri 'the part of ihe; ,' fpregoer,",.'- who, whenever there is ' any thing in the shape of nghting going on, is sure to have a tooth'in on his own account; and never being very particu lar whether he attacks the head,- of the rear dog or the tail of , liis . friend in front". ' All this leads to fearful oonfu sioniln the, train. ' The dogs jump on one another: they tangle traces and, back bauds' and collar straps, into knots and interfacings that baffle your cold fingers to unravel. Very frequently they roll themselves , intp one huge ball, rolling ever each other in the snow un til they look like one hydra-headed dog, with countless legs and unnumbered tails." Under all these,' provocations what are you to do? ; You climb out of your sledge and try the whip, only to find that its . rapid application mates them infinitely worse, by suggesting the idea to Brandy or Capitaine that they are being badly bitten1 by an unknown belligerent. Nevertheless, you, whip and whip until, tired out to no purpose you jhire! some one else to continue the process, after' which y6'u'sit'down in the snow" with ' a misty impression; that no language clinq Jqstice td 'the subject, until, in"a moment of frenzy you follow the example iflhe'poet 'of Perth;, uwho '"stooda. inta middle of ta roode and swoore'at lairger' As thoti,h by magid, the :dogs tease, fighting at ,tbe familiar sound,; and tng away at their collars in peaceful tranquillity, and the only true sficret of doff-drivinff is learned." To become a thorough expert il (log. driving a maa should be'abld to . impi-e-i eate freelV ahd with considoraoie va riety in ftt least three" diffcrehtlanguages XTa ynA (TllO ofT.ir.la (Vvnlntivs enoueh , ... .,.,:-, .The Indian ' YAv thA. nofirpnt onea LUll"UCa CA J vww - r 1the purp09e tolerably well but what ever number of tongue the driver may speak, one is absolutely essential to suc- r : - .1 . ; t u . ,he -rt. and that is French ' . . ,aj rn Hririn m train, the beat- Cjllllff ont ..firandy, marcbe! .Whis-1 , marche!u immediately followed by 1 . AnntA rella from the cowerine dors. , fearful thrMhinr aad the immt brates nove off J -fo-f tbe poor brutes snore of . -:n(T - - ' Aftar m tna Kae become wota tbe end. of a m day's itmrn rh. drivers often acceleraU I . their speed by aa operation known as BtW a dog to Kerne." 1 his aon, sisU i , striking nitn on the hotul with a large atkV until ne fails senseless to, the trmnnA ' AtW W little ho revives, ind with th: mB.morV,of th' awful bloif that took 'laisi oonsoiousness"away fait upon him,' hft" p ulls' franticaDy at jhis load." OfttimesB Ag i senttoRqme bocause he will no a'Uow the driver to arrange some hitch in h harness ) then, while he is inswiiblej thS necessary al teration is 'made; and od Jho . animal's recovery ho receives a tcrrib.l9 lash of the; whip to sot him going agalV 1 Gen erally, the wretched Whisky or Brandy, after his,- voyage to tho Eternal City, continues, to : stagger along ,. the , trvil, making feeble efforts to keep-straight. , For alihis, however, there is pome hipg, particularly '.exhilarating, in' a morning run after the dogs, whose jing- rapid' foot falls' i' anid there 'ii 'an intense satisfaction; wh!n one is but of "breath and physically' done for, in believing that the fault lies at 'the door of the Wheel dogi and 'relieving dne's feelings .... .. . . : a. j us.. .... Wltn imprecaxions anu a wnip, l'i Ji:.: ) iiiii, h i 1 e 1 " ..111 t r,;i A War Corxespondeut's Adven- .. ..IT .,,;...!! i t amVe at'Kars'iust when' the occu pation 6f all its ' onWotks' by the Rub sians had beepme an accomplished fact The Turkish ddad lay by scores in' and behind the -trenches wherever I looked,' all frozen stiff in' the attitude in "wWoh thbv had "expired. ' Hundreds' of big wild dogs thawed the bones of the nu merous dead horses,' whose skins, how ever;1 had ' been previously flayed by some hardy speculator, i ' One of the hor rid brutes snuffed greedily at a dead Turk. ! A, !Russiaii." soldier, however drove the I animal away with the butt en of his impskoU,.. Suddenly; a gen darme rode up in wild iaste, , shouting an d gesticulating , ",Take care I , , Don't you advance.. The , Turks will attack you!" I ! 'diet not understand at first what he meant, but IClt uneasy on see- iig tiid'soldiers slide 6ehind the rocks; preparing-1 arid ' leveling Weir ' rifles'.' This induced me;,.t'stand' 'aside.' , At last the' mastery Wai disclosed1. 11 Some fifty 'well armed ''horsemen, 'recog nizable 'as' Turks by their pink ezes,' laariml ' . 'with -t clanging n lhoofa' over the bridge, fust pursued by ansquad 'of CossackSt t .The situation became rath" er. critical for me, as I was qrammed in between the barbarous, riders; and. tht Russian soldiers. It, was evident , that the Mussulmans, relying on the excel lence of their horses, had the intention of breaking' on this side through the stragglers, 'riding ' f dr : life attd liberty. Luckily for1 them and me,' howbyer, when they had crossed the bridge' jind, found themselves engaged intheravine,i through Which the road rims, with some twenty breechloaders pointed at them; they halted, and deliberated.) nrTin$ Dressing, they surrendered to .thqii Cos sacks. ' ; As they had wounddd and; killed some! Russians, shooting behind,; therri after the Parthian fashion,; in tlieir pre cipitous flight, they wore not too ten der lv handled. The Cossacks pulled Jthein off their horses, and stripped them, in a twinkling of all they possessed, includ ing their animals, Had a broker Deen Eires'cnt he might? have concluded excej ent bargains. ' I refused an army r'e-( volv'er which a CossTick tendered to me as a token of his special esteem.-J-Xon- !l'i,.ta:J Ali thc Itage ; oi.. ' It was late when Mri ' Cheerybles re- tA WArrA-ha rthnp.niirhkMiiaJate &S luiirau i,,',,,v ...u vu -- . o'clock. i Wrs.iC. was abed, btt not in the somnolent embraoeof Morpheus She heard ber husband stomble iuto the house and. then rail, ,wa,,quiet fjor J6 minutes., s Then she stole quietly down stairs, expecting ,,to .find , Cherrybles partly under Jhe , sitting-room ( table .asleep: but she was disappointed, j mat individual was sitting in tne miauie i strewn oVer the' carpet. '" "Why, what on earth are you: doing here, Cherry bles P" aiked his wife, as she entered the Tonm. '' "I'm hio I'm decorashm' this stone xhar for yer, me dear, hie! Zfeh short o' shins; b all 'er rahge now. Don't thish look bully?" holding up the bottie. to which a picture hung here and , there, in a rather demoralized and ine briated manner. " come w uvu, jyu old fool!" angily replied Mrs. as she ewept out of the room, while Cheery- bles soliloquized : " Mrs. C hic's mad. Guesfch she donno I'm decora n- In' this tandsome hie vaszhe lor ber!"-and five minutes later he WM morin-rin four langnaffes. XorritloHm aj BcrM: j - - r-.- k re.: Maviirable canals ased sojejy for irrigation, and 62 ransis used both for irrigation and traffic. Of tb canals over 100 bar. been opened ' during the reign of the Khedive. the floor with a snspiciOus-lotJklngTJlacK boUlein.oneli'and.'a'milciU In iia rA&pr.' and a lot of fancy picture Pulpit. He was the manager of a church-fair, and one morning he walked into the nqvqiap-e hlljce'd: faid,J I ') J - "Want ten Itetn thlst twif liidgr" "Of course," replied the editor. Whereupon the visitor laid the follow ing note upon the table i W T n The ltullof of tUfl-r-p-tree Church will give fetjvl at their vestry ball next Krl-1 day evening. Literary 'and munlcul enter talnmenti will bt provided and a supper will be served to all who desire, The Udlei In charge of tho sftulr hive,,rnuch experience In such mattcn sud arq, sure to provldo good time. The adnrlislon will be only IB eenU, and It Is certain that no one can spend that amount to better advantage. Be sure to ax and.taln your friends. -- .. uri iU t: . ua'klJ 11 1 1. - 1.1 . TT uou iuo ouiivr unu renu lb, uu eiuu . " Oh, I see, an advertisement." "No; not . an advertisement. , We prefer to have it gp in the local column," replied the manager. And seeing, thai, the editor looked skeptical, he continued : " It will interest a- great many of your readers and help a good oaasef besides, we have spent so ranch- money in get ting un our entertainment that we can't J(dV tq'dvoftise ivityhpuj nerasing the price of the tickets, in such m mat ter as this, we ought to b willing to help each others- ;" Well.V said the editor,' M if it goes into the locals, I suppose you would re ciprocate ,by reading a , liUle notice in your church next" Sunday, y , The visiting brother, asked , what no tice, and tho edito? wrote ' arid' handed nun, tne loiiowing; t , The Weekly Chronicle for the eomlng year Will te the bent and Csopet family paper hi Maine., It! proprletpjr hnit uacl much 1 esnerlence and 1 has . alii tha t helps which a large outlay noncv'can procure. Ills pupcr has a 'lorger biroiMlb'h, than any other published In Mountyi nna isto be furnished at only U Is erUiln.,that no one can spend that amount to a better ad vantage , . Be sure to take the fflroniclt and subscribe for your friends., ,,,.1 ,. , The manager hemmed and hesitated, and then said, solemnly, that he doubt ed whether it would be Judicibusto read Such a notice, bne stiggested ' that if it was briritd 1co)Ies 6f ' it "might be dis- tributod at the dwr bf thevestry on the evening of the entertainment. ... , Xes.v said tne ooiior, "out. n wouiu attract more atte'on "Iri trie middle of a'sermon'It'tali pdHot your' conjugation! ''and holp a gqou cause , anu, uvoiaca, du uiuuu ,nuu by:is 'Bp'eni pi6ni:the:CAnfci that I dont See 1104V the owner' can afford to print handbfflsi to 'advertise it without increasing the ) subscription ; prioe. in such a matter ;as itiip fwe ought to be willing to help, eaiih ptlier '-.;.,. TKon the gentleman saw the situation. FairMil (Mo.) Ohronielei ! i T D) i A Slight Wiswd.ertandlnir. ..Cant., Ahrens.i .ancat,,. nico little blondei. of-an ex-Prussian officer, best hnowm to fame as husband to Pappen helmV'catised'a'langhable1 little etror at iM PeabOttvHdtdl Christmas Eve night. Going tq tJde steward,', the Captain said : .itanli supper lor twenuy-seieu al ter de obe'era to-hidti'?ii 'it . .! i. t i " Certainly, sir,l ' f rbm the ; steward. i Te fiiest you danij get-'op, mini yOTl.'J Il'li)r,;'.i. !ni .'.ii''''. h iY ii i ft Certainly ultSl i - i i 14 -..ii The opera,' was .over and the canta- 4rioe was going to her rooni .The head waiter: steps, ,qut, shows lus ivory, ana bOWS.f I,,.,. i. '.' ik.'-i ii ' . H,' Tbey are ready, Madam.;',,, ".WhatV questionefl ,)he great Eu genie Pr .,.,;,, ,. ,, .,.,,'..., "The twenty-seven suppers you or dered.11 if- M Me?" i .Tbe.eyes of Madam stared. Your husband ordered them, Ma dam.1'' "' ,n "' 1 'I ' v' - :" 1 " No, not twendy-sefen -supper, but d69 sapper fori' namber 'twendy-sefen I orjflr safd tie Jitte Captain,; as he ca.nl, HPlVuii trho wraps. : lAniexplanationiollowed., ,TUo can tetrice's room was No. 27, but the stew ard' understood the Captain to mean Iwonty-seven suppers, there, being just twenty-seven members 'of the troupe staying at the hotel., '. ,( ' . ;,Tbe bill. was settled. Uemfthit Ava lanch ' - i Axki. ai.lt,' for the last decade, there has been paid to the British Government by the Bank of England a sum slightly in excess of tl7,J0,0OO, representing the unclaimed dividends on consols. In other words, tifcOJOOJOO of the En glish national debt will never have to be rmed. ' This will be mite a lift for oM England: The bard times a little j trijje of nve orgj, bnndred muuons do I not amiM to anj of us. It is a period in the financial history of the wota when the smallest favors are thankfully recefved. TutRE are no bed-bugs In a Lhinese t howe, no matter how bad tbe beds are. I For some unknown rea-on this insect s ! path branches off from that of John i Chinee. The Press and. the