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Awl. from the ror U rattle. The Urt ' ow- WUere to live ie to Uniwl and to battle. Till Uw atrong treaJa the weak Bio don. Awav to U bonni green bilk Whet tbe UDliin altwpa oil the brae, And toe heart of tbe greenwood thrilla to tht bruin of too bird on the epray. fmm the emoka and the emother. The veil oi tho dun and tlie brown. The Dueh aud tho eplnab and the pother. The wear aud the went of the town: Away where the akjr ahluoa clearer, And the light brwae wandere at will. And the dark pine tree node nearer .To the Uht plumed blreh on the hill. Awar from the wlUrlina and wheeling, k .teaming above aud below, Wbere the heart baa no li-Uure for feeling, And the thought baa no qukt to grow. AweT where tho clar brook la purling, And the hyacinth droopa in the ahade, and the plume of the torn unourling ... . ita graoe to the depth of the ahade. Avar to the cottage, ao aweetly Kuibowered 'neath the fringe of the wood. Where the wife of my bottom "lull meet me With thought aver kindly and good ' More dear than the weullli of the world, Fond mother with balrniea three. And the plump-armed babe that haa turfed It lipe aweutly pouting for me. Then away from tho roar and the rattle, " The duet and the din of the towu, Where to live ia to brawl and to b.ttlo Till tlie atrong troade the weak man down. Then away where the green twlga nod In the fragrant breath of tho day. And the awiwt grawi springe from tlie aod. And the blithe birds alug on the apray. Hunting Jteantn In Africa. Who ever even thought of the lives that hove been lost, the suffering en sured, the great sums of money ex pended, and the perfect system direct ing the workings of men and savages far beyond the limits of civilization, mnlunff collections of wild animals for the menagerie? Indeed, the business has been so almost exclusively done by two very quiet gentlemen, whose agen cies cover nearly half the globe, that be yond the proprietors and managers of gardens and shows only a limited num ber have any conception of the extent of their operations, or o so much as their existence. The head of the firm, and directing spirit of its workings, is Mr. Charles Reiche, considerably this side of 50, with tho comfortable bouhommie manner of nn educated, traveled gentleman. His New York establishment, at 55 Chatham street, is passed by unnoticed by hun .IipiIs dailv: vet from it orders are sup plied from almost every traveling show in the United States, from tlie zoologi cal Garden in Loudon, and others in Russia, Austria and elsewhere. His large supply depot for this country is in Ho boken. Henry Eeiche, his brother and partner, lives in Germany, where they have a general supply farm lor all tne world, with accommodations and appli ances for the keeping of almost every bird, beast or reptile, from any country or clime in that part of the world which has been explored. They are ready at anv time to fill an order for anything . from a single canary, thorough singing birds, display birds, or tnck birds up to a flock of ostriches, or from a field mouse to an elephant. Africa, the home of the greater num ber of fierce, voracious animals, is their most extensive field of operations. In it ' tkev have manv stations, with sheikhs or chiefs in their employ, and standing inducements offered to natives for choice specimens of rare birds or beasts. Dur ing nine months of every year they have a band of experienced white African hunters traveling from station to station, overseeing and directing the workings of the natives, and cat jhmg elephants, lions, leopards, tigers, and such other beasts as they may be instructed to ob tain. The company, usually composed of four to six, and never more than eight, under the command of Charles Lohse, a veteran hunter and trapper, start from Germany about the 1st of September, and return from Africa early in June. During the remaining three months of the year, which they know as the "rainy season," the climate is so severe that it is almost certain death for a white man to remain in Africa. A few have tried it, but most of them died, and those who survived suffered terribly from fever, and were unable to accomplish anything. The medical treatment is very limited and confined principally, in the language of one of the men, "to taking horse doses of quinine until killed or cured ; and being cred by the quinine ia worse than leing killed by the fever." Starting from Germany the hunters We a complete outfit of clothing, fire nna, gifts of the chiefs, and from $7, W to $12,000 in draft and letters of wedit. They go to Trieste, thence to Corfu, in Greece, thence to Alexandria, wd then by rail to Sues. There they exchange all their money for Maria The silver, Austrian dollar, the only wa known to the Arabs and Sheikhs Africa. A bank of England note is Valueless to them, and the brightest Terimen of a gold American eagle cold not bny the meanest ring-tailed monkey. They next take the Turkish steamer to Jeddn.uud thence to SaracbJn, their last station before commencing the long, tiresome and dangerous march across the Nubian desert They buy camels, water and provisions, aud hire such of the sheikhs and other natives as they want,' the latter being cheap enough $5, and occasionally as high as $7 each for the trip across the desert and when the caravan gets to its jour ney's end the poor fellows are loft to get buck as best they can. In this mauncr thev travel. 'to Honiabir. the Reiche Brothers' principal station in Africa, where the distinctions of caste are strict ly maintained. Every white man has a mansion, which consists of a straw lAnn ..l.,v.it tu4. sint wtila 1... tli I feet deep, and divided into two rooms, T 1. 1 11 1 . 1 J . 1 aii bucu nouses uiey Jive, cut auu Bleep, and in one of them they keep the money Ail uuouaV mom iiuvij awi uiviuy that hafl been brought across the desert i V 1 1 , T in trunas, on me docks oi cameis. xvo attempt to hido it is made', nor is there any secrecy as to whore it is packed dur ing the long journey. So honest are the native blacks that in the past six years not a dollar has been lost by care lessness. Frequently there has been 10,000 of these silver dollars in the hut, with only one or two white men in cam), surrounded by negroes, A rubs and half breeds; yet no attempt at robbery has ever been made, and the half-civilized natives, knowing that they are not en titled to a dollar until they have earned it, never try to get it iu any other way. The men deep where and as they please, and three times a day are given a fair supply of Indian corn, which they grind, and, after adding a little water, cook over their own fires into a sort of biscuit. The white men have negro women cooks, and live luxuriously. They have eggs, coffee, and Indian corn biscuit for breakfast, with a broiled chicken for a relish whenever they want one, for fowls are very plenty. For din ner, maize and beef or mutton, very tough and very stringy. A "good-conditioned ox" can be bought for $4, and a "good-eating goat" for 50 cents. A little garden truck, which they grow themselves, and onions, which they raise in great quantities, are also eaten. No dinner would be complete without plenty of onions, and they are as much in order at either of the other meals, or, indeed, at any time in the day when one feels hungry. Supper is similar to breakfast, and after that the German hunter's inseperable evening friend, his long-stemmed, china-bowled, fragrant pipe. The interior -of their hut would interest a New York artist. Elephant tusks, lion skins, leopard skins, hunting hats and coats, and long-topped boots, rifles, pistols, bright-colored flannel shirts, and bits of harness lie scattered about in dire confusion ; but in a safe place, where it cannot possibly be dis- JlUVGa v AAV. A v " t ti figured, the only tenderly-used thing within the four strong waiis.a nrst-ciass, full-sized, silver-keyed German accor- dion. They tell that iu the long winter evenings, after the perils and labors of the hunt, Lohse plays on it divinely, while others puff out great clouds of smoke and dreamily think of the Father- land. The dealing is on the bank of a little river called the Settet, a branch of the Nile, and is inclosed by a high and thick hedge made of a native thorn. At night, after the animals have been fed, watered and housed or tethered, great fires are built at irregular intervals around the grounds to scare off wild animals, and watch is set. By 10 o'clock all others are in bed, with the dismal howl of the hyena, the roar of the Lion and the shrill shriek of the wild-cat to disturb their dreams of wives and sweethearts. The myriads of gnats, flies and mosquitoes ore for a time a great annoyance to the hunters, and a sort of amusement for the .lm with their black hides covered thick with grease, do not mind them, but enjoy the contortions of their Bv 11 o'clock all Willi tumji" J - - are asleep, and the camp is still until about 5 in the morning, when every-: perlonnea Dy "'"" body is astir again, and the business of j very cheap and can be bought in num thedayi begun. The native hunters Jber. to suit Among the natives the form in partiea of about twenty, each ' women are looked upon m inferior, with a wliite leader, and start off in dif- j Women never eat with their hnsWn.ls. ferent directions, while those who are 'The husband it. allowed four wives and left in camp occupy themselves in clean- M many slave as he can corral, inir tin caring for the beasts making A snfficiont number and variety of jK.xc. for transportation and cug for .nimJ. having ln aecured, caravan the expected new capture. j U formed to Uke them - u tho rule is to to Germany or America- Thw nsnally In getting wil d animaU rf'.w one hnndred m,K MJ.hUit. native driver; thirty or for after any of the ls nave grown Paul Luhn, ono of Reiche Brothers' men, who haa lately returned from Af rica with rare birds aud auiinala, tells interesting stories of the perils oi the hunt. lie says; "The lion is a fierce rcature, aud the lioness, when protect ing her young,, very much worse; but from long practice we know just how to go after them. A good rifle, firm hands and steady eyes, aud we ran soon topple tho old follow over. The old lady may take a little longer, but in the end we are sure to kill her, and then it is no trouble to pick up and secure the cub. Wo try to get these little fellows when thev are about three or four weeks old. They are then like young puppies, easily managud, and soon learn to know their I.a... ....... T .w.iinwla llfTOVa .ltlfl all thllt kind of animals we get in the same way , . 1 1 1 1 TJ .I. ,.1 aud at about the same age. Baby ele ..1. .... A 1.11,1 rt rrnf ill ill rlli lllltlf. Ill jmiUJln 111 U II UL 11 VIS I,"! v very dangerous, i The old ones seem to . . . . , 1. !.... Know instinctively wueu wo are aw their young, and their rage is something terrible. The trumpeting of the parents can be heard for a long distance, and quickly alarms the whole herd. The rifle is comparatively useless, and trying to approach them particularly hazardous yet it has been done. First, we try to distract the attention of tho female from her offspring. Then a native creeps cautiously up from behind, and, with one cut of a heavy, broad-bladed knife, severs the tendons of her hind feet. She is then disabled, cannot walk, and soon falls to the ground. We promptly kill her, secure the ivory, and capture the little one. Of course, we occasionally have a native or two killed in this kind of a hunt; but they don't cost much only $5 or $0 apiece. The sheikhs are riaid in advance, and don't core whether the poor devils come back, and so we don't bother much about them. Baby elephants we like to get when they are about one year old. Younger ones are too tender, and older ones know too much. They soon get acquainted with all the camp, and we have lots of fnn with them. They are kindly, docile, and as full of capers as the little nigger ba bies that play with them." "But of all fierce, ungovernable and lusty brutes," the hunter continued, "the hippopotamus with young is the verv worst, and whenever we start off to get a baby of that kind we calculate to come back with one or more men miss ing. In the water they fight like devils, and in five minutes will crush in pieces the strongest boat we can use. They are quick as a flash, too, notwithstand ing their clumsy appearance, and the oarsmen have to be wide awake to keep out of their way. On shore they arejust aa ferocious, and the way they can hurry their stumpy little legs over the ground would astonish you. They die hard, too, and take a heap of killing. When such a job is over, you may be j - 4 - ' " 8ure there is great rejoicing among us ; but, as one utue nippopommuo . w as much as half a dozen lions, tigers, and such truck, we are wen content, to take the risk. We cannot get these babies too young to suit us. One, I remember, though I was not in the hunt, was captured the very day it was born, and the hunters and attendants j brought it up on the bottle. It is the same animal that Barnum advertised so extensively as the 'Baby Hippopotamus,' and it is now traveling with his show. Ostriches we ran down on horseback, and then catch them with the lasso. It is an exciting chase, but not particularly dangerous. On thete hunts we are en titled to only the young animals we cap ture. The beautiful skins of the leopards, lions, aud other animals we kill, the tusks of the elephants, the feathers of the ostriches, and all other similar spoils go to the native sheikhs and chiefs; and these old rascals are aa sharp at a trade as the shrewdest 'old clo' merchant you have in Chatham street. "In the encampment the natives as sist in taking care of the animals and do ( u . , . ; general work, but the menial duties are out for the goats. The wild animals are secured in atrong boxes and earriid ou the camels' backs They are all youug, aiid are fed principally from goats' milk, although occasionally, to keep them iu good spirits and fine condition, they are given pieces of raw goata' moat. Horses are very choap there, ranging from (15 to 120 each the nativea even cheaper, $7 being thought an extravagant price per man for tho trip. Milking goats ore worth tl each, and others about 50 emits. Tho iournev usually occupies from thirty to forty days, and all traveling is done between 3 and 11 o'clpck in the morning and 6 and 11 in tho evening. During midday the aun's rays are so fiercely hot as to make labor or travel ing hazardous, and none is attempted. The route homo is much tho sanio as that taken going out, and in duo time the beasts are landed, usually with very little loss, on the great stock wild uui nial farm of Charles Reiche & Bro.,' iu Alfeldt, Hanover. There they remain until needed to fill orders of showmen in either Europe or America, while their hardy captors take three months of rest and recreation before starting on an other trip. The Reiche Bros, have nearly $-250,-000 invested in this enterprise, which they have successfully conducted for many years. Tho extravagance of the prices paid . for some beasts ' is little known. As high as $15,000 has been paid for a single hippopotamus in good condition. To-day $20,000 would hard ly buy a specimen, aa there is not one in the country that is known to be for side. A rhinoceros is worth from $3,000 to $7,000, according to tho de mand and excellence. Giraffes sell for $1,000 to $6,000, lions from $500 to $2,500, leopards from $200 to $400, hyenas about the same, and ostriches from $300 to $500. Elephants vary in price, for, while some have sold for as low as $1,000, os high as $10,000 has been paid without grumbling for a fine big, intelligent one. New York Time. One of Life'n Shmtonw. At eight o'clock the other morning a Second street wife followed her hus band down to tho gate as he was start ing for down town, and kindly said to him: "William, you know how sadly I need a blue bunting dress." "Yes, dear," he remarked, "but yon know how hard up I urn. As soon as I can see my way clear you shall have the dress and a new hat to boot. Bo patient, be good and your reward will be great." Forty minutes after that he emerged from a restaurant with a big basket and fish pole, bound up the river. In the basket was a chicken, pickles, cake, fruit, pie and a bottle of liquid of a rich color, and he was just lighting a twenty-five cent cigar, when his wife came along. "What! you here!" he exclaimed. "Yes, I was going to the market. Where are you goiug what is iu that basket?" "I was going to carry this fish pole around to a friend on Jefferson Avenue." he modestly answered. "And that basket?" "This basket well, I was going to take it to the Orphan Asylum as a pres ent to the children. It is a donation from six leading citizens." "William, I don't believe it," she said. "Sh! don't talk so loud." "William, I shall talk louder, yet. I will bet you are going fishing." "Mary, have I ever deceived yon?" he patiently asked. "I never have. As a proof of my sincerity, yon can take the basket to the asylum yourself." "And 111 do it," she promptly replied as she relieved him of the basket. "Mary, hadn't you ?" "No, sir, I hadn't. You'd better hur ry up with that fish pole, aa tlie man may want it; and be careful how you stand around in the hot aun." She left him there. He watched her take the car for home, and he returned the fish pole and crossed the street and said to an acquaintance: "Tom, I'm suffering from neuralgia, and the excursion is off till next week. Too ld, bnt we can never tell what dav may bring forth." There was chicken and pickle" and other good things on the table at dinner, but he never smiled. Even when his wife wished she was an orphan, if that was the way they were fed, he never lie trayed the gloom in hia heart. It was onlv when ahe banded himth bottle he had to carefully laid away in the haaket, and he aaw it labeled, "Good for Little ChiMren,"thatheBaid: "Marx, K is an awful thin for a wife to grt tbe impr anion that her fatuband ia a cokl-Mooded bar." "It mm be," aha replied, e h de-OTieraU-iy took tbe other chicken leg Ft rr. WIT AXD WISDOM. A horhK, unlike a man, is always pre pared to meet an oat. . Why ia a lady's foot like a locomo tive? Because it usually goes ahead of a traiu. Qckkn Victoria has twenty-six grand children, and the returns are not all in yet either. Thk Galveston .ir demands that Bntler Hindi not work his chin more than eight hours a day. Edgar Fawcett wishes that "man could make love like a bird." He does, , Edgar, he does ; like a goose. Miss Kate Sanborn, of Boston, give morning lectures. She would give eve ning' lectures, but she isn't married. When a Dalian policeman wants to disperse a crowd ho takes off his hat aud attempts to take up a collection. : It is rumored that Mrs. Tilton haa challenged Jim Anderson to a joint con fession, for tho American championship. ) A NEW novel is called "My Heart's in the Highlands." That is better than having your liver in the hands of a doe- ' tor. ( ' ' A wom an euu't put on any side-saddle style when she goes in a swimming.. She t has either got to kick out like a man or get drowned. ' . Fashionable mother: "Maria, I am almost discouraged ; how many, times have I told yon not to say tater, but portater?" ' A little Florida boy tamed an alli gator, and tho ugly lvptile began to like the little fellow not, however, until tho little fellow was all gono. The man who prophesied that thia would bo a quiet yoar in politics is now pinching his legs to satisfy liinisclf that he hasn't got the nightmare. In Iowa a broken down front gute produced iu court is all tho evidence a girl needs to. insure a favorable verdict in a brcuch-of-promiso case. "Will I not make a fine angel?" said a conceited fellow with uncommon ly large ears. "No," replied the lady; "I think your wings are too high." The Rev. Miss Oliver stys that every time, a young man spends five cents for a glass of beer, ho takes seven bricka from the pje of a sung little home. It is remarkable, now, come think of it, that of all the men who know mor about how to run a newspaper than any editor on tho faoe of the globe, not one has ever got into business. Scarcely have wo recovered from tho overwhelming grief caused by the death of tlie akhooud of Swat, when the death of Abdullu Jan is announced. Alt! mis fortunes indeed nover come singly. A woman with seven rings on her fin gers nover roaches across the table to help herself, but she takes great pleasure in stretching her urm to pass tho cake. Another woman has ehot a burglar tiiis time in Bradford, Fennaylvaniu. Before going through a house burglars should make siu-o there is nobody but men around. , Science may put on his Beveu-leogued boots and astonish mankind with a rapid succession of startling inventions, but it con never produce a contrivance that , will successfully close up a rat hole. This is the season of tho year when the night air is very dangerous, but tho girls face death at front gutes with tho same heroism which has always been one of the chiefest adornments of the sex. A reduction has been made by land lords in Paris. Two wood toothpicka are now sold for three francs and the price of board is now only advanced on new comers once in twenty-fonr hours. An ingenious Irish belle has surprised London by appearing in a costume com posed of thirty-nine of the blue and white silk handkerchiefs sc fashionable at present. The parasol and hat ant made to match. There is something incxpressibly thrilling in the sound of a bell at mid night, filling the soul with strange and gloomy fancies, more particularlv if your mother-in-law said, beforo leaving, that if you were not in by ten. yon might stay out the rest of the night, aa the door would le locked. It is bad enough for the voting man at the picnic to sit down on the custard pie, bnt his agony is only maie penect I when he backs np under the sapling where he hunat his coat to find that the ! calves have chewed up lxth tails and j one sleeve thereof. That is wh.t makea him, in all bitteniewt of spirit, renounce I tlie hoiindlemcliarms that nature to her votaries yields, aud go home in sail anil solitary state, an irreligious, citified, country-hat ing unlieliever. llawknj. No doubt thev have some of the na tural respect for the dead ont in Neva da, Imt their way of allowing it is hard ly what would Vie called eonventimal in other part of tlie country. A man by the name of Foster dropped dead in ono of the htreeta of Anxtin one evening, and the next rooming a man who bad been talking with him, just before he died, was telling a rrronp of friends all abont it. "Yon eee," aaud be, I noticed yesterday evening that John was pnw- erfnl weak, ana 1 mhu vt una, a, 'John, it apears to me it's about time mrw tMuunir in rrmr rher-k and be aaid be didnt know Imt it we; and the firt thing I knowe.1 be had piwd en in.