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n mI f ! i J iJ j 4 VOL. XXXIII. me for a moment with terioua face and T Tnrnrri? MlfcMfcSim, FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1893. NO. 3. fBl KORTHERU B EB AU 1 trrtZZZZZZ , ,. ,. ! t JSUIHEU CHr rHfSSV ngiMini, rs-? TElLMll TrCal"T7CaV Ciye. la adTaioa m.i 41 M )PUli- . unmiunm fa, ?, ri laiernoa.. ...... 4 Msar. aoh aubaeqoait tsitr- .41 tloi M Quarterly, kilt yi.rlj a yaarly a4 fWtlMintaU contracts tor at lawai it. Proteulotal eardi aot axoMllaf tea gift for one yer, 110. iDDOuncing sndidste (or But a Uitlct cfflce. IIS; for County office, lit; tot Super? itort dlitriot, i, la a4 fine. MurtarM aad U published M . CARDS-PROFESSIONAL, Eta. GEO. F. WEBB, Attorney at Law, Offlotla th Butle Balldlac, Usartji iaiM Coiaty, Mia. U--M D. C BR AM LETT, lite:; nl il tar, WOODVILLB, MIML Will practio la all th Ooart at Amite and adjoining countlsa, tad la Uu fciprtm Court at J ackaoa. 1-L theo. Mcknight, Attorney at Law, SUMMIT, KISS. Will praotlc la all th Oonrta l fii and adjoining count let, and li th Suprem ud F.deral Court l Iiokioa. J. R. GALTNEY, Attorney at Law, LIBERTY, UIBS. All builne confided to kU ra will NmIt prompt nttobtioa. E. H. RATCLIFF, Attorney at Law, 0LOSTEB, was. Will araatk In all th 0n f It and djol....ig cUBtlea4 la Usf sprsas Court a Jscisoa. R n. Ratc-lipp, vy. n. yiLKii9o, Glosler, Miss. Oloiter, Mini. Attorneysat-Law ' LIBERTY. MISS. WIU practice la all the courts o( Amlu M4 adjotnlngr countii and in th 8a. pfmt Conrt at Jackson. WILL A. PARSONS, Attorneyat'Law, LOSTER, i : t i MISSISSIPPI. Will practice la tho court of Adiitl d adjoining eountlos, in loth criminal Ud civil caaoi. and in tbo 8 u pre ml Court Office in the rear of Ratclifrdrugtora. I L RUI'ii il 8t Louis, Missouri. W.H.MCDOWELU ! Amite County, UlM. HOTEL And Livery Stable LIBERTY, MISS. Th undersigned bogs to announce "t she is bow prepared to xecelte arders and entertain the travclins public. Faro the best the market a.'. Ms. She 1 s'iso prepared to moot th nts of thr, publiu in tho way of feed stabllnif and grooming stock which y be entrusted to her caro. Chains. Ussonablo. Give tea a trial. HRS. V. . WEBB. THIS PAPER IS ON Flkfi IN CHICAGO asp fJEV YORK -unuonicati- 1 By G-jurks j1- It happened in the palmy clays of the bushrangers, when I went "up coun try" in Australia to try sheep hording for a change. The station to which I waa attached had eiht herders out, anu aner a couple ot weeks spent the riuth. My hut was erected on t1 unnKs or a creek 20 miles frc henjlillinWr iinil lpn hill., f rm n other herder, and I had no dog to ns- eisi nie. jiy uury was 10 guard n nerd of l.too sheep as they fed on the plains by day, nnd round them up near th hut nt nitfht and turn out every hmirortwo to sec that they were all right. The solitary life, poor fare nnd hard work were kid enough, but added to this was the peril from the bushrangers. It had come to be n custom thnt a bushrang er should take what mutton lie wanted without interference, nnd in return be should not meddle with the herders. It was also tacitly understood that thr; herders should give the police no In formation. There were herders on our station who had given shelter to "!i!g Oeorge," "Ulack Bill" mil the "Ited Knight," and our orders from head quarters were to niahe friends with them end give the police no informa tion. This was in one sense a selfish policy, and was greatly complained of by travelers, farmers and those whose duty it was tu hunt down the outlaws, but If it had not been practiced nn cheep station could have put out herders. They would have been killed and the flocks scattered. I was warned that I should probably receive a visit fivmi "Uig George" w ithin a week, nnd 1 was both curious nnd apprehensive. Xmv nnd then his gang refused to take n herder "on trust" nnd drove him nway, or they played some rough game on him to test his loyalty. Just nt daylight on the fifth day of my herding, us 1 was making my coffee on a fire outside, n rider wearing the uniform of n policeman came galloping up and asked me if anyone had passed. I replied in the negative, nnd he ex plained that oil the night previous n force of 21) ofiicers had surrounded a camp of five bushrangers nt a spot nlwut ten miles away, and iiad killed four of them. The fifth had dashed through their lines on horseback nnd had come In my direction. The man questioned me very sharply, and though I answered truthfully he was not satis fied, lie said it was my duty to stand by the police, and that if it could be ascertained that I gave aid or comfort to the bushrangers I should be brought to grief, lie continued to speak angri ly nnd doubt my word, nnd I finally lost my temper and gave him back ns good as he sent. lie thereupon an nounced that I was under arrest and undertook to slip the irons on my wrists. In the fight which ensued he got the worst of it, and finally rode away swearing vengeance. Half r.n hour later a man in rough clothes rode up nnd asked for a cup of co.Tee, nnd ufter a bit I recognized him ns the policeman. It was "Ilig Oeorge" him self and that was the way he took to test me. In the light he had given me : bloody nose nnd I had given him n black eye, but he bnre me no ill-will, nnd I w'ns rather proud of having been too much for him in a rough-and-tumble. He was In a good-natured mood and inclined to be talkative, and in going away lie assured me that I should eonie lo no harm as long ns I stood neutml between the outlaws nnrl fhe police. This band of five men had their headquarters In the neighborhood for three months, and I got to know every man bv sight. They took n sheep from my flock whenever they desired, and sometimes cooked a meal nt my fire, nnd in return they often left me tea. coffee and canned provisions the spoil of some teamster's hauling. After awhile three of the gang were killed while attacking a farmhouse 20 miles away, two others were captured in camp after being wounded, and one ikt v;t n,r.tp" nroused me from sleep to say thnt he was the last of the band and had n bullet in nis biiuu.in. nnd wanted my assistance. To the west of my hut was a deep ravine which I had explored to find n Ktfe retreat in case I was ever run oil by the natives. 1 descended into it in company with the outlaw, fixed up a shelter nnd made a bit of fire for him, and then attended to his wound nnd cooked him some food. He was in low rpirits. All his men were dead or cap tured, he had no horse, and he was in no condition to travel and take care of himself. There was a reward of $2 COO on his head, but had it been ten times as great I should have had no thought of betraying liim. For three days and three nights the outlaw was my guest, and no one came near to dis turb us. Sleep and rest were getting him in shape to travel when, on the afternoon of the fourth day, a body of police arrived. They knew the man vra wounded nnd on foot, and were beating up the country for him. I was questioned and threatened, but posi tively denied nil knowledge, nnd had "Big George" remained in his hiding plMe he would have escaped. Finding the police at hand, nnd probably be lieving he had been tracked to the ipot, he made off down the ravine to escepe across the creek. Unfortunately for him he was seen as h skulked (long, and the alarm was raised and he B. Ltv!?. was pursued. lie led them a chase of three miles, and wounded two men when he was finally brought to bay, but they laid hands on him and be was sent down to the coast and eou victed ami hung. He told me on the night before the attack that he had about $7,000 hidden away, nnd he in tended to get it nud try to get out of the country. The police made every effort to get possession of this money, but he died defying them. Fifteen years later it was found by the wife of a squatter in a hollow tree, and as it was all in gold none of it had suffered from exposure to the weather. The police insisted that I had given the outlaw aid, and they made me considerable trouble over the affair. This was of benefit to me In the end. however. About the time I got back to my flock, "lilack l'ill" nnd his gang of seven men came into the neighbor hood. All were escaped convicts, and all men of the most desperate sort. They came riding up to the hut soon tftcr sunrise one morning and ordered me to kill a sheep and prepnre break fast. I was dressing the sheep, w ith one of the men acting as sentinel nnd the rest lying around and smoking their pines. "Black Hill" said to me: "You have nothing to fear from us, young man. You are the herder who took care of 'l!ig Lleorge, and it was not your fault that he was captured. I'lay us ns fair us you did him, und there will be no trouble between us." I'.ach and every man had a good word for me, but I was glad enough when the gang departed. They were continually cursing and quarreling, ami the deeds they boasted of kept me in a flutter of fear. Two days later one of the men left me tobacco, bacon and coffee as he rode past my hut, nnd every day or two 1 caught sight of some of them. Their headquarters were in the hills, only nbout a mile away und on two or three occasions, lute lit night, I heard them singing and shouting. In the ten weeks they were in the neighborhood they robbed a score of travelers on the road, held up farm houses, nnd defeated the police in two battles, nnd not one of them was even wounded. Three different times the ofiicers came to me for in formation, being sure that I must know something of the, gang. On the last occasion, about four o'clock one nfter noon, they provoked me to angry re torts, and as they were an independent nnd arbitrary force In those times, dealing out law to suit themselves, they threw a rope over my neck nnd pulled ine up to a limb to teach me a lesson in humility. When they rode away they left me half dead and fierce for re. venge, nnd from that hour all the money in Australia could not have tempted me to betray a bushranger. Unknown to nny of us, an outlaw had been concealed in the ravine during 1 he "performance," and when the police disappeared he came out and had a few kind words to say nnd assisted me to round up my scattered Hock. Next dav "Iilacl; Hill" appeared in person and handed me a handsome gold watch nnd M in gold. To have refused his gifts would have been to insult him. The money I retained and made use of, but a year later I restored the watch to a lawyer from whom it had been taken. The end of the gang came about through its betrayal by one of its members. He led the police Into camp at midnight, and the sounds of the bat tle which followed awoke me from sleep. Threepolicemen were killed und two wounded, and two bush iangers were killed and all the rest captured and duly executed. Tho "Red Knight" was the cavalier of all bushrangers. His name was George MeKniglit, and he was the son of an Knglish gentleman and a gentle man himself. He had been transported for embezzlement and assault, but after serving for three years had escaped and taken to the bush. He bad with him at that time five men, none of whom were of the ruffianly type, though full of courage and ready to take desperate chances. The locality hail been clear of outlaws for weeks when this gang arrived, and they not only made headquarters in the ravine spoken of, but hud been there two da ys before I got on to the fact, line morn ing the neigh of a horse and the sight ol smoke aroused my suspicions, but I made no investigation. At about noonday the "Red Knight came walk inrr no to me ns I sat in the shade of a tree. He was a dapper little fellow. dressed in clothes which might almost be called fashionable, and on his curly head was a j aunty hat with a drooping red plume. He had a frank, open face, n merrv blue eye, and was ine insi, man vou would have suspected of beiog a robber and worse. "Well, old man, what' the price of wool to-day?" he laugblngly queried, ns he came up and offered me a cigar and sat down beside me. "";th that we began a conversation which lasted for an hout. He did not ask for information concerning the police, knowing that I was bound to one side ns much ns the other. We talked of the other bands and the fate which had overtaken them of a score other things, nnd I prepared a noon day meal and be shared It with me. After that was finished he looked at then said: I am sure I can trust you. To-night I shall bring you the plunder I bare been saving for months, and yon will bury it in your hut. If I call for it you will give it up; if 1 am killed or cap tured it will be vours." I made a igorou protes. feeling that I would be pSviug "aid and as sistance," but in the end agreed to do as he wished. That night he brought me gold and notes to the amount of 4,000 and I dug a hole in the center of the earthen floor and carefully coh ered in the treasure. From the ravine the band made forays in every direc tion, sometimes striking a point 100 miles away and being absent for three or four day. After awhile the police set a trap for them and two were killed. Later on third receied a bullet in the head while making a raid on the highway, and after that the hunt becam so hot that the rest of the band were somewhat intimidated. On two occasions I was visited by the police as they were out In pursuit, and on both of those occasions the out law were "at home" and a wink from me would have resulted In their cap ture. The end came one night when they stopped a stage coach. It was full of police, with others on horse back behind, and the "Red Knight" had scarcely cried halt when a volley wiped the gang off the face of the earth. He had never called, for his money, and it was mine. Perhaps the honest way was to turn it over to the government, but I did not do It. I timply used it to buy sheep nnd set up a station of my own, and I can't say that my conscience has ever pricked me enough to keep me awake o' nights. .COLONEL WITHDRAWS. He Declines to Smirch His Rep utation by Running in 1 a Campaign. f When Col. Hen field went over to stump Taylor county in his own behalf as candidate for the state senate he had reimou to believe that the majority of the cletors would be with him. lie was therefore considerably surprised when hid first und second meetings were almost dead failures in point of numbers und enthusiasm, lie begun looking around for the cause, and, meeting an old acquaintance, he began: "See here, Jim, what's the mutter with the boys? I was widely adver tised to speak, but they didn't rally. Have I said or done anything to get them down on meV" "Wall, I- hear some little tulk," cau tiously replied Jim. "And what do they talk about what are they saying?" "I don t wuut to hurt yer feclin s, colonel, but they say you don't puy yer debts." "Oh, they do? Well, that's pretty near 'straight. I never could see w here anybody made any money puy ing debs. What else?" "They 3ny ye git drunk purty often." "Got onto that,' have they? 1 know I don't average over three times u week, but If they call that often I'm not going to eplit hairs. Go on, Jim." - "We've heard that yoil hcv changed yer polities und rclignn three times in live years." "And that new has got down Into Taylor county, has it? Well, Jim, I've been trying three or four kinds of re ligion, nnd have finally found the best rnd boiled myself to it. Snme with politic. I wanted the best brand go ing, and I kept changing 'till I got it. The boys shouldn't lay that up agin me. Anything else?" "Yer wife hud to git a divorce." "Yes goon." "Ye let Maj. Clymcr hosswhip ye on the publio srtreet." "1 didn't let him, but he did it, just the same, is that ull, Jim?" "Wasn't you in jail once In Illinoy?" "I might have been, but it's mean to call it up now. Got through with the list?" "One thing more, colonel. Wasn't you a lawyer In Kansas, and didn't they throw you over the bar fur cheatio' yer clients?" "Jim Hobson!" said the colonel, ns he drew himself tip ns still ns n crowbar, "answer me one question: Do the peo ple of Taylor county want to be repre sented in the legislature by an angel or a human being?" "By a human bein', 1 guess," replied Jim. "Then I cancel my dates throw up the snonire retire from the campaign for I'm an angel nnd don't propose to am rch mv reputation by having any more to do with such a crowd of bigots and fanatics: The RUIna of the Water, "The water is rising fast," said the woman; "it is rising steadily." She was looking out of the window, against which the rain was beating, and spoke w ith the calmness of despair. . "How much longer do you think we have?" asked the man. Iler was the stronger character, evidently. In face and costume he seemed unfitted for th fray, whose very Imminence seemed to excite her, though she knew in vain; he leaned on the stronger nnttire. So again he asked: "How much longer do von think we have?" 'Terhaps ten minutes, perhaps fif teen." she said, with a sigh. Even the strongest character may feel terror nt the approach of danger; to feel it is no disgrace. "You thinkflfteenminutes?"cricd the man, in the tone of on reprieved on f he very scaffold. -1 , "Yes," she answered, simply. "Well, then," he cried, "you get tie something to eat; while I change my clothes; and after I've had a bite I'll pump that cellar dry or bust!" X. Y. Bun. THREE DAILY MEALS. H rs. Hirer Prearrlbra Food. That Art Eair Ul(nt. l"he average persou may take for breakfast a sub-ucid fruit, such as raw, baked, steamed or stewed apple, a ripe peach, a bunch of grapes or a very soft pear," writes Mrs. B. T. Rorer, on "What Indigestion Really lleaiis," in the Ladies' Home Journul. This may be followed by a bowl of well-cooked cereal with a little milk, a slice of w hole wheat bread, and, if be has been accustomed to it, a eup of clear cof fee, one-half heated milk. So other food is aetuully uecessary in fact, one might be better off with even a lighter meal. The heavy breakfast, quickly and carelessly eaten by the average family, brings about such disease as come to the over-eatem rheumatism, gout, uric acid conditions and Bright' disease. "The noonday meal should be light, tin less two hours' rest can be taken. It may consist of a cream soup, two or three slices of whole wheat bread and butter, any little light minced meat, nnd again fruit. This meal may be closed with a rice pudding, a cup cus tard or some simple djssert made principally from eggs and milk, rice und milk, or whipped cream. The tiight meul, after the day' work is over, should for its first course have a perfectly clear soup, either pluin consomme or a bouillon made entirely from vegetable matter, or a clear, light tomato soup; the idea is to warm and stimulate the stomach without giving liourishment. Follow thi with a red meat, either beef or mutton, broiled, roasted or boiled; one sturchy veg etable, as rice, macaroni, potato, or in the winter, boiled chestnuts; one green vegetable, as carefully cooked cabbago, cauliflower, spinach, asparagus, green peas or beans, stewed cucumbers or fqunsh, according to the season of the SERVING A SALADE FORANGE. Just tho Thingr for aa Up-to-D tte Lunoheoa or a Somewhat Elab orate Child's Party, For a lunrheon, or for a child's party, orange basket! are exceedingly pretty And decorative. They can lie served on "cake plates" with a small doily underneath. To make an orange basket, select an orange with exceedingly tough skin. Scoop out tho inside, after cutting the skin low in basket shape, with a strip across th top for a handle, l'lace them in s shallow pan with enough cold water to cover. This will keep them from drying out until you want to use them. From the jaiee of the inside make an orange jelly by adding sugar, gelatine snd a few drops of coloring substance. Tour into the orange baskets, and just before th jelly "sets" add a few candied cherries. Heap whipped cream on top. Or the baskets cmi he filled with sulade d'orunge. This ia niuda by slicing the pulp of the orange with candied cherries, bananas and powdered cocoanut. Fill the baskets with the mixture and eat with ice cream forks. year; then a light dinner salad com posed of either celery, lettuce, cress, endive or chicory, or even shredded raw cabbage dressed with a little oil npd a Tew drops of lemon juice, with a bit of cheese and a bread stick, or a wafer or a piece of brow bread, fol lowed by some very light dessert sim ilar to those mentioned for the noon day meal." . AN ECONOMICAL VEST. How to Make a Lovelr "Front" to Wear Over Old Waists. Plain prosaic crinoline is the founda tion for many a handsome vest. The crinoline holds the vest in shape and allows the lighter materials to be draped over it. Over a pointed piece of crinoline gather a strip of white silk embroidery r. c-v-r. VEST FOR OLD WAISTS. o that the cjnbroidcpy lies on each side of the front seam of the waist. Tack the embroidery securely and un der the edge set a plaiting of chiffon. White and pink make a very pretty vest. For the neck take a band of black velvet and use u bow of the same ma terial for the belt. be Told the Trnth. ' She She said she conldn't sing the other night because she had a frog in her throat. Ho Weil, 1 heard her sing 6ne even ing and it sounded then us if she had one in her throat, all right. jYonkers elatenman. Ban I Msk aa ArtUitc Article ! Persoaal lil.r.air.t. The sketch suggests a jeweled belt made in the form of Ivy leaves. Excel lent colors In which to reproduce thi belt would be rich green satin of th best quality, with jeweling of emerald and outliuings of gold cord. The leave should be finally mounted upon a nar row band of black satin or velvet. Alter native colorings would be light steel moire velour leave, with silver thread and crystal gems upon black rclvtt. Or, again, pale leaf-green satiu upon a turquoise-blue velvet band; the trim mings to consist of seed pearls, tur quoises, and silver thread. The whole depth of the belt should be no more than one and three-quarter inches, w Ith a centerpiece of two and a half inches deep; the aize ot each Individual leaf JEWELED BELT. should be about one and three-quarter inches deep and one nnd one-quarter inches wide, not including the amuil piece of stalk of gold thread. The first thing to do in making the b;lt is to cut out the required number o! leaves in rough tailor's linen, then paint one aid of each leaf over with strong, clear gum, which will stiffen the linen and prevent it fraying untidily at the edges. When the gum has quite dried gum the other side also; and while it I still wet press each leaf down upon the wrong side of the piece of satin bought to cover the leaves. As the linen and satin dry together cut out the satin to the shape of the leuf, which should present a very neat appearance If too much gum bus not been used, and if the satin is cut out with a sharp pair of scissors. Kucb leaf being thus covered with satin, the needle-worker would proceed to the decoration. A rather thick gold cord, perhaps three times the thickness of No. H sewing cotton, is required to outline the shape of the leaf, and this bound over and over to secure it to the leaf by means of stitches of silk; this silk may either be gold-colored to match the cord or emerald green to match the gems. The gems selected must not be too large or clumsy, for the larger these mock stones are the less effective are they. Having studded the emeralds round the edge nnd down the center vein of the leaf, nothing more will be required to finish it beyond a veiningof gold bul lion, which, as most fancy workers know, is sewn down in pieces threaded upon silk. When the due number of leaves have been made to fit the waist of the person intending to wear the belt, they should be attached to the velvet band by menns of long stitches concealed under the veining und jeweling; at the center of the back two leaves are placed oint to point to allow ot them upiearing In front, ns the sketch illustrates. Phila delphia Record. Peaont Molasses Caadp. Dace in a good-sized kettle one quart of good molasses, one cup of sugar and one-fourth of cup of butter, according to a writer in What to hat. Boil rap idly, stirring constantly until it snaps sharply in lee water, then add a level teaspoon of buking soda, and stir moment. Have ready one quart of shelled peanuts, i. e., have them shelled, skinned and broken apart into halves. Add them to the candy, and stir rapidly and just enough to mix well, and pour nt once into flat, square, greased pans When partly cold mark into blocks ai.d cut through. If wrapped neatly in waxed paper and kept in a dry place, this will keep nicely for weeks. 2fe ' " 50 Lrt Their llassrs KrraKla -! ttklle Urmaadlna Ulza Reatal. A newcomer who has beta lock lug for a home nest large t u. ' to accommodate out-of-tjwn fur citure remarked recently: "What's the matter with rents in this towu, anyway? I ee thousands of rials aud office tenantless, but a tiost cf them are beyond uiy means. I'm curious to kuow why the lundlords don't come down a peg or two and give a poor fellow a rhar.cj to locate within reasonable reach ot Ins Business. And so ure others. A friend of u:k;e up in Harlem is one of three oe- tr.paats of a fiat house built for ten. The seven apart menu have teen cmpiy a year, but the agent refuses to lower the rent when any one of the three threatens to change bis address, nor will he scale down the monthly figure in order to fill the vacant and profitless rooms. And this isn't a solitary case of this sort, by any means. Another real estate agent has been holding a row of fine flats for nearly three years becnuse nobody feels like squandering $1,000 on any one of them. If he had knocked off $11 0 he would have rented every on of them. Just why the metropolitan landlord prefers loss to gain is one of the secrets of the real estate business that outsiders ran only juggle with mentally. ' Another peculiar feature of the busi ness is the way in which the tenants who can put up a good bluff manage to enjoy nil the comforts of an up-to-date home without Having scarcely any- j thing for the privilege. 1 know one man here who doesn't pay over $200 a year I fr. n flnf IT,, ont liphmri In his rent, and then he jollied the jnuitor, who did the collecting. The janitor, in turn, smoothed down the landlord, nnd, as a result, the tenant got in deeper and deeper. Xow he pays a month's rent once in awhile, and puts up such a bold front that he gets a receipt on hi promises. In the same house la an other tenant who pays $f5 a month; but he shut up his opart mcnts for twe months every summer and goes sea ward. He flatly refuse to pay rent w hile doing the grand, and the Inndlord hasn't as yet done a thing to him. Still another highflyer 'puts up $73 n month for the jHek of the premises. He's In nbout four months now, but, ns yet, care hasn't carved nny wrinkles on his broad brow. All of which leads to the conclusion that rents are high In order to cover losses of the sort cited. X. Y. for. Pittsburgh Dispatch. MOST CURIOUS OF ORGANS. ' Pertect In Toae, tint No Ordinary Ma. Irian Can Vse It. An organ which the leading organist of -New York could not play is now be ing used by professors of Cornell col lege. This orgun is not, as might be supposed, out of tune. It is betuuseit s iu perfect tune that it diffcra ao rad ically from an ordinary orgau. The ordinary orpin, such ns is used iu hurchis und drawing-rooms, is not In tunc, even after the maker has just de clared it to be In perfect order. The Cornell organ was Invented by Von IJrlmhoitz, and it contains a pure ly mathematical scale. It is made for the composition of chords such as are not to be obtained on an ordinary in strument, and is used to study the vi bration of notes, and of what tones an organ note is made. Every tone in musio is to be found on this organ. For instance, w hut arc known as sharp and flat.! on a piano are not really shurps and flats. C sharp nnd 1) Cut are struck on the same black key, but, strictly speaking, that black key is neither; it is n note or tone situated midway bttween C sharp nnd D flat. If both of the latter were on the pinr.o, however, the difference between them so slight that If would confuse the )lav? r. So a compromise is made, and the tv.o are blended, or, rather, the tone midway between them is used. Hut in Cornell the organ contains keys for every note in the scale, no mat ter how fine the grndution. t ith it stu dents can see just how a note on the orgnn is built up. Certain notes on the orirnrt are made up of certain other notes. On t lie ordinary piano you womd not be able to Illustrate what these notes are. You would need the true sharps nnd fintsinordertocomposethe notes. The overtones on the domestic instrument would be different. The pure fifth, which can here be accurate ly denoted, is very much curtailed on the piano. Csed In connection with this organ ore a complete set ot resona tors, or tuning forks. In order to find out how many resonations arc con tained in a given tone It is only neces sary to strike thnt note. Those forks which pesound In sympathy with it are sure to be Included in the mnkc-upof the note. The silent ones arc not In cluded in ft. Chicngo Inter Ocean. Carlp II.IIefH About the Ureal Lakes. All thnt region to the north of the lakes and immediately skirting them from Quebec to Lake Nipigcu, aud arotind to and beyond old Fort William. was the exploring ground of the French. It was their new country the place where they were to found n nighty empire, their "Nova Franeia," or New France. The French explorers and the French priests believed, and their belief was strengthened and sup ported by the tnles of the Indians, that awry beyond the Kitiehi Gummi, or Big lake our present Superior there was a vast salt sea. It is hardly pos sible in these days to understand how little they knew of that region. They talked about n northwest passage to Cathay; ni-.d they not only talked about It, but they w rote learned and laborious treatises, and spoiled many valuable reams of paper, and made very many nmuidng volumes. In their efforls to prove that just beyond the head of Lake Superior there was a great nnd short rivpT, whose mighty course led tn a mighty sea. which wat certnin.'y not moj? thaa 1,300 mil-; from Japan! W. S. Fanvood, in St. Nicholas.