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COW-HOYS ON A OKI VC.
A picturesque, hardy lot of fellows, these wild "cow-boys,'' as they sit on the ground by the lire, each man with his can of collet*, his fragrant slice of fried bacon on the point of his knife blade, or sandwiched in between two great hunks of bread, rapidly disap pearing before the onslaughts of appe tites made keen by the pure, invigorat ing breezes of these hiirh plains." See that brawny fellow with the crisp, tight curling yellow hair growing low down on the nape of his massive neck rising straight and supple from the low collar of his loose Hannel shirt, browned face with the piercing «ray eyes looking out from under the broad brim of his hat, his lower limbs clad in the heavy "chaps"—or leather overalls —stained a deep reddish-brown by long use and exposure to wind and weather? hi> revolver in its holster swingin" - from the cartridge-filled belt, and" his great spurs tinkling at every stride, as, having drained the last drop of collee, he puls down the can, and turns from the lire toward the horses, as he goes saddle, with its high pommel s.reaming thongs of rawhide, that has served him as a pillow during the night. • piiekly his "cayuse" is saddled, "the great broad hair-rope girths tightly "sinched." the huge bit slipped into the unwilling mouth, and with a bound the active fellow is in the saddle. Paw, pony, paw: turn your eyes till the whites show: lay your pointed back: squeal and ki. k to your heart's buck away! you have found your master; for the struggle does not last long. The practiced hand, the heavy spurs, and stinging whip soon repeat the almost daily lesson, and with one last wicked shake of the head the w iry "caviise" breaks into his easy lope, and away go horse and rider to their appointed station on the Hank of the great drove. 1 he others soon follow. his sun picking up the huge heavy leather and ears Oh. content. 't< cr or some young bull, more headstrong or more terrified than his comrades, breaks away and canters oil clumsily over the prairie. In a moment he is pursued, headed off, turned, and driwu in toward the herd again. As they "dose in mass"—to me an apt military phrase—"rounded up" on aii sides by the swift-riding cow-boys, they are gently urged on ward by the drivers in the rear, until camp is broken, the wagon securely packed ready for the road, and the work of the day commences. The cattle seem to know what is coming. On the edges ot their scattered masses the steers lift their heads and gaze, half stupidly, half frightened, at the Hying horsemen; as the Hanks are turned they begin dosing in toward one another, moving up in little groups to a common centre. Non and then a the whole herd i> 'lowly moving for ward. feeding as they go, in a loose wide column, headed toward the break in the mountain.' that indicates the mouth ot the cation through which it is to pass. crossed ; brutes Ciraduallv the prairie the nervous *lv together; tw< l' quietly and gently are crowded more el or three of the men gallop on ahead to the opening <d the p;i". guarded by two cone-shaped mounds like redoubts protect the entrance to the f;i'tne"i 'ut the mountains, in or der to head nil stragglers am the leaders of the herd into the narrow trail that nui' in between tin tree-covered, rocky walls ot the canon. iiiietlv and « IM thrown out t ! to turn high. So! so-o o! gently calling, patiently urging, the drivers bunch the honied multitude together into one al So-o-o! So! geu pii'h in from m most compact mass, t!\ ! gently! pii'h, hoys, both sides, curb your horses, keep them quiet. So! so! drive slowly from Un real', press on slowly, yet firmly, until the head of the herd enter' the pass. Patter! patter! patter! the rushing, confused roar of hundreds of hoofs the hard roadbed, a queer air -with a - low vet not the heavy and sharp ringing tramp of irou-'hod hor.'cs. but asluiHlng. soft. ! although distinctly marked miiHled ! rolling? something like that produced 1 , y the distant passage of a heavily laden freight-train, slowly, irresistibly onward through the wild canon—the frownin» - walls of sandstone and gigau side, on the striking sound, iilling th c penetrating noise, like the falling of millions of hailstones on dry leaves. lie jimes towering on one other and below, rushing and foaming over its rough bed, the river pushing forward like a stream of liquid lava from some vomiting crater, longdrawn out in a crowded, dense column on the winding trail. A thick. moves the smoke-like narrow, mighty herd, cloud'of vellow dust—through which lights up the and tossing sunlight breaking tangle of horns, in the distance like foam cresting the dark storm a heavy, and niiu the swavmg billows of some angry lashed torrent hovers above •tish odor lill> the air; swet giing with the pattering rush ot the hoofs and tlie roar of tin* stream conies the occasional booming bellow of some frightened steer. Very slowly and cautiously tiie herd sometimes there is a moves forward : halt in front: those in the rear crowd up more closely: very gently, and vvitii soothing cries, the experienced cow boys urge tin in on again. It is ticklish work, for „ . drive scores of them down the precipi tous sides of the mountain, this morning sin unfortunate pushed in a sudden, panicky rush of his companions over the edge of the trail, has fallen down into the foaming torrent, and been dashed to death on the jagged rocks a hundred feet below. Bidingslowiy in the rear, look along the trail and over the backs of the ad vancing cattle upon the canon ahead. Sometimes the road descends until the licks the earth sit its side, spread panic may moineutarv Already steer, stream in« - in little shallow pools across it, as it curves abruptly around some point of rocks, onlv to recross it again fur ther on. And now the canon widens, and, suc aud great ding the high rock walls trees, its sides gradually merge into «■cntly rising, grass-covered slopes; the river too is broader, its surface shining like polished silver, aud betraying its onward movement ouly by au occasion al soft ripple and low lap-lap of the water against its overhanging banks, from which, breathing out the sweet fra«rauce of thousands of newly opened bmfs, the wild rose bushes hang down their slender branches. Away up the slopes, dancing aud nodding their pret tv heads in the soit breeze, the gayly colored wild Mowers—yellow suutiow blue harebells—mingle their bright lines, melting into oue an other on the distant round hill-tops, covering them as with a carpet of the softest velvet Let the herd move more easily now, drifting slowly along, and opening its ranks a little, so as to enable the hun gry brutes to crop at the fresh juicy grass as they go; you have leisure to n»««n vour sad<ilç-bags and take a little cue ers, daisies, innen, i/i/ - u i> m T. ami a ".swig'' of whiskey and water, il you have ür you eau light your pipe as you let Jour bridle fall oil your cay use's neck, and lounge in your saddle foldin'; your arms, and resting your elbows oil the Hat, round top of the high pommel, keeping, however, a watchful eye on your charges lest some adventurous two-year-old wander away from the drove and lose himself hi the deep coulees or ravines that, cutting through the rounded spurs of the hills, rundown to the edge of the trail. Although the sim I is now high in the heavens, and ]»ours down the foil power of his rays, the breeze tempers the heat, and there rises no blinding, choking dust from the soft grass, expect a little cloud now and then where some tyrannic bulT or surly steer widens the space about him by a short, vicious charge at some en croaching comrades. The afternoon wears slowly away, the herd constantly advancing, except for a short halt now and again at some inviting spot, where the grass grows luxuriantly or the stream crosses. The hills are smaller, there are wide openings between them, and soon a broad plain, rich in the marvellous color of its shifting light and shade, and covered with brown waving grass and great patches of bluish-gray sage-brush, stretches to the far horizon, Hat and apparently level as a billiard table, full of promise of rest and refreshment for, the hot and tired beasts.—A*. F. Zoybaum, in Har pers Mayazinc for July. aav. The Western Vernacular. Mr. Switzler, the new chief of the bureau of statistics, has succeeded in making himself the subject of a great deal of mirth amoug those who are brought into contact with him. When he took charge of the bureau he called allot his employes together and made them a set speech of half an hour or more, which, if all accounts are true, must have been a very remarkable one. The statement of his ut:erauces place him in the most ridiculous light. He told them all of his personal history running over some sixty years of active life, what his politics had been, how many thousands of speeches and agri cultural addresses he had made, how hard he had worked to get this place, how much on familiar terms he wanted to he among them, and how offended he would be if anyone should think of kuoeking before entering his room. He also told them he intended to call on till of them ;it their homes, and stated incidentally that he expected to be "boss" of the bureau, made ,'Otne gal lant remark' about the lady employes, and wound up with the expressive re mark of "That's the sort of hairpin I mu.''— Wash:nylon Correspondent. An Indian Life and Death Study. A married girl, aged 1<^ years, met with a sad accident yesterday at her home in Dhtir's lane which resulted in her death. It appears that her hus band, a lad of 1-, had gone out to play, leaving his wife and her two sis ters-in-law at home with his mother. At noon the boy's mother also left the and during her absence the whilst house clothes of the wife ealight tire she w as cooking and burnt her severely could he procured. assistance before Instead of removing her at once to a hospital, the mother-in-law, who ju-t ! then returned, treated her with an (imposed of the This ex ternal application white of eggs and cold cream, did not seem to satisfy the mother of the unfortunate girl, who, on hearing of the sad accident, came over and in sisted on her daughter being removed to the hospital. band came in from playing, find his wife in the last agonies of death and the two women in a disgraceful quarrel over her. — Calcutta Min or. Just then the hoy-h tis on I v to Very recently we moved a couple of bee-hives that were sitting on a box about six inches above the ground and placed them, when moved, about three feet from the ground, ! returning loaded, would light on the ! box about the height of the former box. We noticed, also, they would, on re turning, go to the old place about forty yards distant, and seemed perfectly lost. It took them over a week to learn their new place and surroundings. The habit even of a bee controls them when once formed .—(Juitmun (.Ou.) New South. The bees, on Iu a recent interview Christine Nills "As for me, 1 lead a triangu lar life between Loudon, Paris, and the United States. in<>lv, and the Americans always delighted to see me again, life "of a singer is made up of hard work, care, and self-denial—so far as 1 know the absolute conditions of achiev ing and sustaining a high professional reputation, (hie lives us it were in a glass ease." A splendid monument to Zwingli is soon to be erected at Zurich. son said: All receive me charm seem But the 'IT I r \ IT \T I ITT Il'IiILd ('tinton , Hinds Daunt it, Miss. The Thirty-Third Collegiate Year will begin Tcksoay, Skct. 22 , ISSfi. ADVANTAGES: Prestige of a long and successful career; Fu 1 Corps of Accomplished Professors and Teachers? Curriculum, varied and elevated; Cabinets, Li braries, and other means of Illustration, Unsur passed; location, accessible and noted for its healthful ness; a pleasant Home for Hoarders, where order, neatness and refinement are taught 1,v precept and example; Expenses low. For Catalogues, or other Information, address Dk. WALTER HILLMAN. Robkrt Kells, Pres'tof Hoard Trustees. Gko. Whitfield, Secretary. July 23, 1SS3. .1 b i, Ii.' ■) SHUQUALAK T It • il U D u The Sixth Annual Session opens Sept 9th, next. The location is in the beautiful, healthy and moral town of Shuqua lak, on the M. & 0. Railroad, 52 miles north ot Meridian. Rev. L. M. Stone, Fres't, is assist ed by experienced and first-class teachers in every department. The «rade ot scholarship, the literary character and all the appointments of the College, are unexcelled m our State. Tlie religious tone ol the school and community is ol a good character. The advantages tot a finished literary and musical educa tion are all that may reasonably be desired. Terms low. Board arid Tuition for the Session, S150. Mu sic per session $-D. No incidentals. Apply for catalogue. E. F. N i nn, Pres't Board Trustees. ' Stedman & Co., RED STAR STORE Still They Come! BARGAINS UNPRECEDENTED IN WHITE GOODS. From the auction sale of Field, Chapman A Farmer, of New York. Blue Cheeked Lawns 10c, has been 20c. Satin Checked Mull 10c, has been 15c Checked Nainsook 8c, lias been HAc. Linon 1)' Alençon lôc, has been 18c. Our New York buyers write us that the bargains that are coming to them now, come but once in years, that goods arc sacrificed—that they cannot he made for douule the We are giving our cus tomers the advantage (»four bargains. monev. WE Dictate PRICES ii tie MARKET and have for years. LOOK FOR BARGAINS. Who first sold Union Lawns at lets? Pentshirc Lawns at 5 cents. Standard Calico at 5 cents. Simpson's black Calico at •» cents. Fruit of the Loom and Lonsdale Do mestic at 8 cents. Standard Brown Domestic at 5 cents. 10-4 bleached sheeting at 20 cents. Middlesex Blue Flannel Suits at 88. We take the credit to ourselves— it belongs to us—others may- follow, but we lead. i T / f \ I I u» • I Ij * We are Opposed to Big Prolils! y All our goods are marked in plain and sold atone price. figures Buying at the lowest prices from first hands in ease lots for cash, sell ing strictly for cash tit very small margins, is our secret for low prices and large sales. * to duplicate prices ol We agree ANY CITY. Stodman «.V CJo Tie Year ol Mike, all Creation Hapjy Unusually Easy Installment Terms Now Offered by Ludden & Bates Musio House, Savannah, Ga. Southern ! 1 Talk with Purchasers, Hiving A Square Speeiai Information About Our New And Kasv Methods of Selling Pianos and Organs. "It's a l.o no Timk Bbtwbes Duinks. ' So remarked the Clovernor of South Car olina to thetiovernor of North Carolina manv years ago, hfore the temperance wave had swept over the South. He probably spoke his honest convictions, and so do we when we say jT.s a 1 . 0 x 0 Time Between Cnors. And to this the thousands of family "bread winners" in the South who are waiting "" til the next crop is garnered before they buy Pianos or Organs will say amen. But we sav why wait, when you can buy now such very easy terms ! Only think of it, l'JANOS, sr, (HI CASH AND $10.(10 MONTHLY. OKOANS, $ 10.(HI CASH AND $:.-(«! MONTHLY. un - on Whv. it's almost a sin to deprive your - elf mid family of an Instrument when one can be had so' easily. And to those who cannot meet monthly Installments, we oiler these Special Summer Terms : PIANOS $.*«0 CASH - AND BALANCE NOW 1. OltO A NS, $■.>() CAS If A.VD BALANCE NO\ 1. And if crops turn out poor, so that when Nov 1st comes the entire balance cannot he paid, we will accept one-hall of it, aim wait until Nov. 1, ISSU, for the Other half. Now, come up, buyers. < hir instruments lead the world. <>ur Prices are the lowest, our Terms the easiest, and we ofler every inducement that can he honestly lived up to Summer Bargains. 1 S k i: T i11 >e SI*i:< i a l Oniv S2IO for an elegant Rosewood hr" size: all improvements; sweet aranteed a superior and durable I*iano. America al the Price A new V 'xl V 1( E SUvertoiH'd MathnahekPiano, 0°«m» ^Ud ^>1nutC#Be,*Ay?th^JghT(>P^n d of rwhdèsign ; 4 Sets Reeds, 10 Genuine Stoj.s. Greatest Bargain ever offered. „ Tlie incomparable Mason and Mom«« O.-.-, from up to $..»0. Rented unux pahf" 'Nearly tliree years given for payment Fine Stool, Embroidered cover, Instruc tor and Book of Music with Pianos; and Stool, Instructor aud Music Book with Organs. All Freight Paid on both. Fifteen days trial, and we pay freight both if Instruments don't suit. And. Just One Last AVoitn. If you are thinking of buying an Instru ment? write us, and we will make terms to suit your convenience. Ask for Summer Terms, 1S85. Mention this Advertisement and Paper. upright Piano for only *150. on a ways Indien 4 Bates Mera Mnsic House, Saxranimli. Gra. Wholesale Tièim a«il Organ Depot of the South. The (ireat LATEST AKD BEST, HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW IMPROVED SINGER Sewing; Machine WITH HIGH ARM? It is very light running ——AND MAKES THE FINEST STITCH OF ANY MACHINE MADE. CALL, EXAMINE & BE CONVINCED Singer needles là cts perdez,, two doz. 25 cts., Shuttles 25cts, Oil 5 cts bottle A! VV AliLS'S HAZ1K PATTEIMS. The Singer Manufacturing Co. I*. - ; Washington St., Vicksburg, Miss. ATTACHMENT. «2 G « •d Co i—i d ^ o O a 4J <0 dlNQ2 d 0 w f> v P K i— « id Wæ < B w 2 ■H I J a U £ d « 3 v \ h 0 3 0 2 <3 X ❖ ba m 'O /■*»- /> * <j 2 Ä of > 3 / qW X s: X 3 h SlOH-NOiina HAIM 7; •d. 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'•1 any one wishing 1 4 *• iu lit l iH( i rsjB ■ IM® Will do well to address THIS Ot • A jtj \ ' A*? Y F as ! ] \ \ Vv ill enable almost any family to pos sess some one of the best makes. w Manufacture a large variety rf LIGHT and HEAVY CARRIAGES, PHAETONS, CARTS, BUGGIES, WAGONS, &C., After the most approve ! designs at the very lowest cuusistent with good workmanship. 1'HceS vollielo« - of our manufacture are now in use in this ana foreign countries ami attest the exoeUeneo ol cur Hoods by the universal satisfaction'whic _ > Cive -Every vehicle is WABBANim-Npoetal attention will be irivon to mailorders* CATALOGUES FREE. D. W. Wilier Carriage Co., K. Fifth Si., Culvert St. and Eggleston Avc., -s M U f \ V rep) Y Ÿ1 ' . I CINC5NNATI-. O, > ■j. r:n mi - •:* \S \ ) .jtif VA •V.V ; ' f > (s V; v x A h / IV / aX - Ÿ&-.J )V u ■v fi ff F * S If M ggleflr g I g. " ° 2 - rt - ► 4 _ » & 5 ^ *î u 5 S' g s g » P ra . 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