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! W-M 4 STRANGE WAR DUEL
HOW A FEDERAL, AND A CONFEDER
ATE SCOUT SETTLED MATTERS.
. Quanting a Bride la East Tennessee.
Oow the Question of Possession Tu
Decided Navy Pistol at Twenty Tards,
The Results Peace.
On the 12th of Joss, 16C3, 1 witnessed
dad between Capt. Jones, commanding a
Federal scout, and Capt. Fry, commanding a
Confederate scout, in Green county, EcstTen
nessee. These two men bad been fighting
each other for sis months, with the fortunes
of battle In taror of one and then the other.
Their commands were encamped on either
side of Lick creek, a large and sluggish
stream, too deep to ford and too shallow for
a ferry boat, but there a bridge spanned the
stream for the convenience of the traveling
public. Each of them guarded this bridge,
that communication should go neither north
nor south, as the railroad track had been
broken up months before. After .lighting
each other several months and contesting
the point as to which should hold the bridge,
they agreed to fight a duel, the conqueror to
hold the bridge undisputed for the time being.
Jones gate the challenge and Fry accepted.
The terms were that they should fight with
navy pistols at twenty yards apart, deliber
ately walling toward each other and firing
until the last chamber or their pistols was
discharged, unless ooe or the other fell before
all the discharges were made. They chose
their seconds and agreed upon a Confederate
surgeon (as be was the only one in either com
mand) to attend them In case of danger.
Jones was certainly a fine looking fellow,
with light hair and blue eyes, 5 feet 10 Inches
In height, looking every Inch the military
chieftain. He was a man soldiers would ad
mire and ladies regard with admiration, 1
never saw a man more cool, determined and
heroic under such circumstances. 1 have
read of the deeds of chivalry and knight
errantry in the Middle Ages and brave men
embalmed in modern poesy, but when I saw
Jones come to the duelists' scratch, fighting,
not for real or supposed wrongs to himself,
but, as be honestly thought, for his country
and the glory of the flag, I could not help
admiring the man, notwithstanding he fought
for the freedom of the negro, which 1 was op
posed to.
ERA VI, COOt, OOIXECTXD.
Fry was a man fully six feet high, slender,
with long, wavy, curling hair, jet black eyes,
wearing a slouch hat and gray suit, and
looked rather the demon than the man.
There was nothing ferocious about him, but
be had that self sufficient nonchalance that
said. "1 will kill yon.'1 Without doubt he
was brave, cool end collected, and although
suffering from a terrible flesh wound in his
left arm, received a week before, he mani
fested no symptom of distress, but seemed
ready for the fight.
The ground was stepped off by the seconds,
pistols loaded and exchanged, and the princi
pals brought face to face.
They turned around and walked back to
the point designated. Jones' second had the
word "Fire," and as be slowly said "One
two three firer they simultaneously
turned at the word "One" and Instantly fired.
Neither was hurt. They cocked their pistols
and deliberately walked toward each other,
firing as they went. At the fifth shot Jones
threw up his right hand, and, firing his pis
tol In .the air, sank down. .Fry was in the
act of firing his last shot, but, seeing Jones
fall, silently lowered his pistol, dropped It on
the ground .and sprang to Jones' side, taking
his head in his lap as he sat down, and asking
him If was hurt.
1 discovered that Jones was shot through
the .region of the stomach, the bullet glancing
around that organ and coming out to the
left of the spinal column; besides be had re
ceived threo other frightful flesh wounds in
other portions of the body. I dressed his
wounds and gave him such stimulants ajl
, had. lie afterwards got well.
Fry received three wounds one breaking
his right arm, one the left, and the other in
the right side. After months of suffering be
got well and fought the war out to the bitter
end, and today the two are partners in a
wholesale grocery business, and certifying
the sentiment of Byron that "a soldier braves
death," etc Confederate Surgeon in Georgia
Union. .
Well Cp In IIli Part.
She was a woman of ready resource. While
the hour was late, two or three evening vis
itors yet tarried, and the moment she heard
her husband strike the steps she knew that
he was boozy, and also grasped her line of
conduct.
"Ha, bar she laughed, as she rose cp, "ho
cometh. Ho has been out rehearsing for am
ateur theatricals, and it will be Just like him
to try to show off. He takes the part of a
Ma J. Springer, who comes home full''
A hand was heard clawing over the door; a
key was finally jabbed in the lock, and then
the major entered. His hat was tipped back,
his knees wabbled, and ha hung to the door
and muttered:
" Whaz zhis I shee 'fore xne! Shay, Emly,
whazzer doing, eh I
"De-IigbtfuII splendid r cried the wife as
she clapped her hands. "Why, Harry, you
are a grand success in your roleP
"Whozzhotl Whaxzerlaffln' "ooutf First
time been shrunk In two years. Had lizzie
time wis zhe boys, yon knowP
"Be-autifull Booth couldnt beat Itt" ex
claimed the wife. "Why, dear, you are a
born actor. It's just as natural as life."
"Who shays I'm aliarl Whoop I lean
lick any man in troitl Been out wis cr boys,
you know! Shay, Emly!"
"Isn't he natural, thoughr replied the wife.
"Run upstsoirs, Harry, and change our
clothes. You'll do. Nothing could be more
perfect."
"Chaze (hid clozest No, znrl Chaze noz
zingl Upstairs! Yes, go up shtairs. Good
(hid nize,' Emly. .Reg'lar angcL Been ouz
wis er boys, you knowP
And the little woman clapped her hands
and laughed and praised, and got rid of her
company under the impression that no one
had smelt a mice. However, the last one was
hardly off the step, when she bounced up
stairs and confronted the bedazed man with
the exclamation:
"Now, then, you old demijohn, prepare
to get the worst walloping a fool of a hus
band was ever treated tor
And he got It Detroit Free Press.
High Art In Advertisements
The very high class of art work notice
able In advertising matter calls attention
to the 'fact that almost the very best
artists are now employed by advertisers
(at the highest prices they command for
any work) to draw pictures for circulars,
pamphlets guide books, the advertising
page of the magazines, and for the public
columns of the newspapers. The artists
have taken warning from the fate of a
bripht )oung fellow who allowed his sig
nature to appear too often In pictures in
railway advertising books, ana all these
hue pieres of work they now turn out are
copied witlmui their signatures: indeed.
tb) emitnut that their names shall
neither appear nor be mentioned In con
nection with their work. Not long ago
a large firm of manufacturers was so
pleased with the pictures a very famous
artist drew for one pf the pamphlets that
they scattered broadcast the statement
that the bead of the bouse cfTered to pay
the artist his original price over again If
he would sign the picture he had made. In
ordrr liiat they may hang In the mann
fact tin-: 'a parlor The artist said he could
not d. so.for any price within the means
of tin- rich man.
Tlie vine companies that make use of
these high grade pictures also employ ex
cellent talent for the writing of the reaa
ing matter that accompanies the pictures,
and great advertisers now have private
arrangements with literary or at least
semi literary men. whose work In the
back columns of the papers attracts al
most as much attention as the news it
self Here, again, the high prices are
paid and secrecy la maintained. One nat-
nral erred or this Is that which led an en
terprising member of a small Arm to com
plain to the writer the other day that it
was no longer possible for htm to adver
tise In such a way as to make his calls
upon the public, attractive to the general
eye. He said that small business firms
in all the cities are now at their wits' end
beoBtise they have not got the money to
par for Ingenious writinir or for dhnlav.
ngli
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it at tne proper lengtn in tne papers,
ew York Sua
Photographlng a Tork Packer.
When this dlritagulshed gentleman
came to-have his picture taken he didn't
know exactly what he wanted; he said
that he thought he preferred something
that would set off his good points to the
best advantage; be had not bad a picture
made since the days of ambrotypes, and
he was determined now to get the best, no
matter how much it cost. ! asked him
how he'd like to try a dozen of "inspira
tions," and hoi said: "'Let "er go. Galla
gher." So I set him down at the little
table and made him rest his right elbow
on a copy of Shakespeare's plays, with his
hand gracefully supporting bis head. In
his lap 1 placed another book, upon which
I rested his left hand carelessly. "Now,
look up, toward the celling, " said I. "and
try to look expectant. " "What's thatr
he asked. "As If you were looking for a
corner In lard." says L "Oh, I see." says
he, and he rolled up his eyes beautifully.
- uoni miss tne diamond, says be, "1
paid a heap for it and wouldn t swap it
i or toe oest nera in iexas.
"Now the result," continued the pro
fessor, "was that I got a splendid nega
tive. The pork packer's daughter was
delighted. 'Oh. papa, how perfectly
lovely I she cried 'I never saw you look
half so sweet beforel' Of course not.
If Td wanted to get" a characteristic pict
ure oflhis man id have to set him fa a
chair and make him tilt the chair back,
stuff his hands Into his trousers pockets,
and put a chew of tobacco Into his month. '
That would have been nature. But pho
tography Is art.mnd the truly artistic
photographist ts he who tries to make a
unique every time." Eugene Field in
Chicago News.
Tains of Ecx a Food.
No honest appetite ever relected an egg
In some guise. It Is nutriment in the
most portable form and In the most con
centrated shape. Whole nations of man
kind rarely touch any other animal food.
Kings eat them plain as readily as do the
humble tradesmen. After the battle of
Muhldorf, when Kaiser Lndwig sat at a
meal with his burggntfs and great cap
tains, he determined on a piece of luxury
"AT1A AVA 4n awawv anrf va s T a
wuc v ww V """ AUU fcW W tvUU
excellently valiant Schwepperman." Far
more tnan usu tor it is a watery diet
eggs ere the scholar's fare. They contain
phosphorus, which Is brain food, and sul
phur, which performs a variety of func
tions In the economy. And they are the
best of nutriment for children, for In a
compact form they contain everything
that Is necessary to the growth of the
youthful frame
Eggs are, however, not only food they
are medicine also The white Is the most
efficacious of remedies for burns, and the
oil extracted from the yolk Is regarded by
the Russians as an almost miraculous
salve fur cuts, bruises and scratches. A
raw egg. if swallowed In time, will effec
tually detach a fish bone fastened in the
throat, and the whites of eggs will render
the deadly corrosive sublimate as harm
less as a dose of colomeL They strengthen
the consumptive. Invigorate the feeble
and render the most susceptible all but
proof against Jaundice in Its most mollg
nant phase. Eastern Farmer.
tltsmmrck In a Paulon.
When you are on good terms with Bis
marck there Is no better companion 013
originality of thought ts only surpassed
by liis originality of expression. Some of
his repartees are characteristic. "What
do you do," he asked me one day, "when
you are angry! I don't think you get
angry as often as I do." "Babl" I replied,
"I never get angry except at the stupid'
Uy of people, never at their wickedness."
'Don't you find that it la then a great re
lief to smash something?" he continued.
"It's lucky that you are not In my place,
for there would soon not be a whole piece
of furniture left in the house." "Do yon
see the chamber of the Emperor William?"
he added, pointing to the bath chalet at
Gastein. where this conversation took
place. "I was III a terrible rage there
once I left tho room; In banging the
door the key remained in my hand: 1 went
to LehndoriTs and threw It against, a
washbowl, breaking the bowl Into a thou
sand pieces. 'Are yon illf said Lehndorft
'I was,' I replied, 'but now I am perfectly
welir "Count Beust's Memoir.
The Backwoodsman Takes a Bath.
"Say, boss, gim'me a swim, and give it to
me quick."
"Give you whatP
"Why, a b-a-t-h, swim. Do you under
stand thatr
The first speaker was a bad man from the
West Bottoms, and the other was a Delaware
street barber.
"Yes, sir: a man could tell what you want
ed If you were deaf and dumb. Bam, turn
on the hose In tub 5."
Soon, the water could be heard rushing into
the zinc lined vessel, and directly afterward
the man from Kansas disappeared. But a
person on the outside with an ordinarily
acute ear could readily keep track of every
move made by the desperate man. First a
boot came off, and as tbe damp foot rubbed
against tbe leathern kind of whine was emit
ted. Over went the boot Into a corner, soon
followed by Its mate. The suspenders were
unbuttoned, and in the recoil the "good ole
ingln rubber galluses" nearly knocked the
top of the bathers bead off. At last came
the plunge, and the half smothered bowl that
came through the door apprised she folks In
the block that the water was bilin hot.
For the next half an hour the barbers and
tbe patrons of tbe shop were vastly amused
by the splashing and spluttering that came
from the interior At last a dull thud on the
floor, one that shook tbe building from
foundation to roof, sounded out and a scram
ble was made for the towel rack. Compara
tive silence reigned for five minutes. Then
a weak voice piped out:
"Say, boy, these here towli are too durned
small ; gimme nuther armful."
The request was granted, and when K""
came out be wore a smile on his face a foot
long. He rubbed bis chin complacently and
actually looked ashamed of-bis cleanliness.
Suddenly a blank look came "over his face
and be darted back into the bath room mut
tering: "8-a-o-y, what dye think o'mol Dumed
if I didnt forget to wash my face, an' 1 been
sousing around there fer an hour."
A few minutes later be emerged with his
face shining like a new moon, paid bis
quarter and walked out with the air of a man
who could easily keep down tbe suspicions of
the board of health for six months. Kansas
City Star.
Vaccination Acalnat-TypUoid rever.
ChantemesSe and Vidal communicated to
tbe Hodete de Biologie some Interesting ob
servations co vaccination against typhoid
feTcr, claiming that in mice inoculated with
cultures of typhoid bacilli a disease is pro
duced with lesions, tbo same as in human
typhoid fever. Mice Inoculated with bouil
Ion in which colonies nave lived, but whlcb
no longer contain the bacilli, resist subse
quent inoculation with the most Intense ty
pfaoid virus. Science.
Died with tier Children.
At the recent fire at Vassar, Mich., a thor
oughbred female pointer, owned by John
Loss, had her kennel. In which were eight
puppies, under one of the burning buildings.
With mother instinct the poor thing ran
back and forth from under the burning
building, mutely appealing for help, but
none could be given, and rather than desert
ber brood she died with them. Chicago
Herald.
RETUBIIO,
THE CAT IN FOLK LORE.
PROMINENT IN THE MYTHOLOGY
OF THE EARLIEST NATIONS.
rhe Cat Naturally Considered a YTeather
Wakci Feline Weather Wisdom In Va
rious Lands Omens and Supermtltloni.
! Nursery Lore The Iflne Lives
The cat has figured In folk lore and popu
lar superstitions more than any other ani
mal, except perhaps the serpent, and is
prominent In tbe mythology of tbe earliest
nations. In Egypt, especially, It was re
garded with peculiar veneration, or with
superstitious fear. Tho presence" of thou
sands of mummiei of cats testify to this
adoration of tbe feline tribe. Tha ancient
"Book of tbe Dead" speaksof Mau, the Great
Cat, meaning the sun the eye of that ani
mal glowing and contracting in the light,
being taken to represent the orb of day. Tbe
feline tribe is also prominent in India.
As an instrument of power in tbe hands of
Satan and his witch subjects, the cat would
naturally become a weather maker. Its early
connection with Diana, the moon goddess,
would also Indicate the same power over the
elements possessed by that orbl Witches fre
quently used it to raise storms. The cat is
particularly regarded with distrust by sail
ors, who say: "It carries a gale in its tail,"
and that it will surely provoke a storm to
throw one overboard: Even while on board.
If It is unusually frolicsome, a gale of wind
is thought to be imminent. Many stories are
told of storms caused by the sacrifice of a
cat. These animals are said to smell a wind.
while pigs see it. This storm raising power
Is not confined to witches' familiars, nor to
cats at pea.
The cat is universally weatherwisa. In the
west of Ireland you may obtain a good wind
by burying a cat up to its neck In sand on the
seashore, with its head opposite to the desired
direction. There is an old story told in Block
Island of a man who shut a cat up In a bar
rel to prevent a hostile skipper from silling,
and no fair wind came untd pussy was re
leased. In Lancashire, stormy and wet
weather is coming when puss frisks about the
house. In Ireland, if she stretches so that
her paws touch, bod weather will ensue.
Scotch fishermen declare that if she sneezes
or licks ber paws rain will surely come. In
Shetland, the cat "gaanin in da luff fortells
wind, and "sleepin on her hams" (with the
back of her head down) indicates calms An
old English writer says: "When tbe cat
washes ber face over the ears we shall have
great store of rain."
A German proverb says, "If the cat basks
in the sun in February she will go back to
the stove In March." "Cats courting the
fire," says the author of "Natures Secrets,"
"more than ordinary, or licking their feet
and trinunlng the hair of their bead and
mustaches, prognosticates rainy weather."
In our own country if tbe cat sneezes it is a
sign of rain: if- it snores, of foul weathes
When cats wash themselves fair weather is
coming, unless the f aco is washed over the
ear, in whlcb cose foul weather Is imminent,
and rain if it is tbe head behind the ears.
If pussy washes her face after a rain wind
will come from tbe point to which she turns,
and a thaw will occur if she washes her face
with her back to the fire in winter. Rain h
also Indicated n ben the cat scratches itself,
a storm when it claws chair or table legs,
lies on Its head with Its month open, or sits
tail toward the lira. A change of weather is
indicated by tn electrification of tbs cat's
fur, and wind Is coming when her toil U
busby and stiff.
The presence of the cat in the house is usu
ally deemed an omen of good luck. "Who
bos a cat has a happy married life," says a
German proverb. In antiquity omens were
drawn from the entrance and exit of strange
cats, and it was then a bad sign to have a cat
cross your path. This is still believed in
many places. In Ireland persons entering a
house say "God save all here except tbe cat."
And If any one, in setting out upon a jour
ney, should meet a cat and look it squarely
in the fuce, the journey must be postponed.
It is also an ill omen for a cat to cross your
path when you first go out in tbe morning
Jn Sussex, if the cat sneezes she must be sum
marily ejected from the house, for three such
explosions would bring misfortune upon the
family.
The cat has figured extensively In nursery
lore. Tbe well known tale of "Puss iu
Boots" has been recognized in tbe popular
tales of many countries widely separated. In
Japan tbe Wind God is figured with a cat's
face and claws, and in China wooden cats
adorn the ridges of the bouses to ward off
storms and tempests. Tbe Irish say there is
king of the cats who may be discovered by
hipping off a bit of bis ear. He will then
speak and declare bis authority.
Tbe cat in folk lore is commonly diaboli
ccl,nnd In tbe bag of proverbs bos probably
a diabolical allusion, Tbe popular idea that
it has nine lives expresses its mystical char
acter. F. 8. Bassett in GIobe-DemocrZt.
The Sanitary Farmer. ,
Afraid of the possibility of arsenical
poisoning, be prefers the whitewashed wall
to paper of any color. His cellar is light
and dry, no mold discernible, nor any evi
dence of vegetable or animal decomposition,
and is whiten ashed also. He, or rather his
wife, does not suffer the offal from tbe
kitchen to be thrown out of door or window,
but it is carried to the sty, which, with the
born and manure heap, ore on a considerably
lower level than the house or well, fearing to
jeopardize the integrity of the water.
Disliking bad smells and careful of his
well, he avoids the pit for his outbonse and
provides a stout box. properly placed, and
periodically removed and emptied of its con
tents, which Is covered with dry earth pre
viously supplied In quantity sufficient for
constant use. He finds the combination a
good and economical fertilizer, and, looking
to tbe comfort of the females of his family,
has as an annex to his bouse a similar arrange
ment for them, unwilling to expose them to
tbe vicissitudes of the weather. He is a san
itary farmer: his wife an able coadjutor;
she says soap and water are excellent disin
fectants; that cleanliness is as good for man
as it is desirable for beasts. Home and
Farm.
The Compoiittlon of Quicksand.
Quicksand ts composed chiefly of small
particles of mica mixed largely with water.
The mica is so smooth that the fragments slip
upon each other with the greatest facility, so
that any heavy body which displaces them
will sink and continue to sink until a solid
bottom Is reached. When particles of sand
are jagged and angular any weight pressing
on them will crowd them together until they
are compacted into a solid mass. A. sand
composed of mica or soapstone when suffi
ciently mixed with water seems Incapable of
such consolidation. Publlo Opinion.
RED MEDICINE IN THE NORTH.
flow the Slouz MsBTlclsns Prepare Their
8pclb Herbs and Images.
As the medicine bag contains tbe red doc
tors stock In trade, be guards it with jealous
care. It is kept away from tho prying eyes
and Itching fingers of the whites, and the
medicine man would as soon lose his life as
to have tbe contents of bis pouch inspected.
These bags ore mode of the skin of some wild
Animal, and are variously ornamented with
fringe and now and then with beads. We
did not get a chance to look into one during
the prevalence of the dog feast, but not long,
afterward a number of Christianized medi
cine men reached the post and turned their
pouches over to the missionary who hod con
verted them.
A complete catalogue of the contents of a
single medicine bag would excitothe reader's
wonder and provoke a smile. When the dis
carded ones had been turned over on tbe
occasion just referred to, I went through the
first that came In my way. This particular
medicine chest had once been the skin of
some anirrml in embryotic state I should
say a young wolf and had been taken off in
a manner which caused it to retain its nat
ural shape. I found that each article had
SATURDAY EYEimTG
been careruny inca-wi m a covering or
birch bark. The wrapa- was marked with
certain totemic symbol which went to In
struct tbe medicine man as to tntt contents of
the package- Tbe ast milled medicines
would have formed an unique collection, and
a general laugh weut around as tbe Indian's
materia medica stood displayed.
There were dried herbs in quantity, leaves,
barks, roots, and sterna Here a claw, there
a tooth, yonder an ear. One package con
toined a beak and a feat ber, another a human
naiL Our search brought to light small
images of wood carefully wrapped and
labeled. These were the totems that preside'
over the use and effects of the medicines, and
without their presence in the pouches the
skill of tho Indian doctors would avail noth
ing. The images are of rough workmanship,
but they answer the purpose for which they
were designed as well as If they come from
tbe hands of the skillful carver We found
in the bag we examined represei. -jtlom of
the sun and moon, and some odd pieces of
wood carving supposed to represent the
human figure.
Tbe medicine of one tribe differs from that
of another. The shapes of the healing pouchs
are different. No Indian con aspire to the
position of healer of tbe sick unless he is phy
sicaliy without a blemish, though sord
tribes tolerate maimed medicinemen. Thijs
would indicate that among some nations raeii
tol characteristics go further than physical
ones in the choosing of doctors. Tbe initial-
tion into the fraternity of medicine men di
fers, as do tbo schools they prof ss to prai
tics. In the far north the candidate
compelled to devour alive a young dog wbii
the assembled crowd dance arourd him. li
other Instances physical torture can lift oni
to the dignified pod tion of medicine man, an
some enthusiastic aspirants have been known!
to endure excruciating pain fortiays in suo-j
cession. Drake's Travelers' Magazine.
The Feminine Chinese Feet.
The feet of Chineso women are made small
in a very simple manner. Tbe process begins
at the age of five or six years. The foot Is
tightly bound, so that the circulation of
blood ceases and tho toes are crushed to
gether. Tbe bandaged foot is inserted In a
short, narrow pointed shoe, in tbe heels of
which a block of wood is placed, so that the
girl appears to be standing on her toes.
Sometimes bandages ore wound around over
tbe shoe. The foot of course grows smaller,
but. In consequence of the shrinking of the
skin, seems round and plump Stockings are
not worn. If everything goes all right tbe
foot assumes the desired form In two or three
years, being gradually shriveled up. Tbe
poor girls often have to undergo great pain.
Sometimes tho skin and flesh burst under the
terrible pressure, and occasionally Incurable
injuries result. It is dangerous to hasten the
process, and especially so when at the begin
ning of the operations tbe girls are beyond
tbe usual age. Not infrequently tbe attempt
is made with fifteen or sixteen year old
daughters. In such cases the process is diffi
cult, for tbe foot bos almost reached Its full
growth, and the pain is unbearable.
Tbe practice of deforming the feet prevails
only among tbe upper classes and those who
affect the manners and customs of their su
periors in rank. Among the lower classes,
where tbo deformity would unfit a girl for
necessary labor, the feet are allowed to grow
naturally This establishes a sort of caste
sign. The father of a tiny footed maiden will
not permit ber to marry a man whose mother
or sisters have not artificially diminutive
feet. The written laws of the land do not
refer to this custom in any way; It would be
much as If American legislation should deal
with tight locing. Chang Toe In Philadel
phia Press.
Growlne; Prog for Food,
There Is a good deal more sense In a frog
farming scheme than you will find in
lots of theso hare brained patents which ore
udertisod extensively Ofcourse, every one
smiles at the suggestion of growing frogs for
food, and Col. Bill Waddlngham came In for
his share of censure when be Innocently pro
posed to utilize some of the useless swamps
of southern Illinois close to St. Louis, where
a good demand for frogs at fancy prices al
ways offered encouragement to shippers.
The improved frog is fat, plump and lus
cious, a most delicious morsel that melts in
tbe mouth, whilo the swamp croaker Is a long
drawn out creature that bos more spring
than fat to bis underpinning. The breeds are
as different and wide apart as the Texas long
born and tbe Hereford shorthorn.
Any man who has a pond on his form can
try the experiment of raising his own frogs.
First, let him buy, say six pairs of fine New
Jersey breeders and dump them into tbe
water With these for a starter you may select
a quantity of domestic bactraceon and then
you will have the nucleus for a fortune.
Dont interfere with your water Investment
for a year any more than to keep your grow
ing stock well supplied with food. They re
quire an abundance, but as they are not very
dainty in their taste, tbe expense will be
light. For a young farm two barrels a day
of hotel table scraps will keep the frogs in
splendid shape, so that at the end of twelve
months you can begin marketing all you can
fish out at the same price as spring chickens.
Give me the time and facilities and I will
wager that at tbe end of two years I will be
living on an income of $-3,000. and my frogs
will pay all expenses, tit. Louis has no good
frogs, as local epicures depend on the labors
of farmers' lads, who go fishing with a shot
gun. In midwinter, nben the ground is
frozen hard, we have to bring oucrogs from
establishments In New Jersey. Globe-Democrat.
Signed with a Stake.
"Meet with an accidentr asked a police
man of a farmer on the market yesterday
with one of his eyes in deep mourning.
"Yes, sorter."
"Fall out of atreer "
"Not exactly."
"Stick of wood fly upf"
"Hardly. A couple of days ago two chaps
came along In a buggy and wanted to sell me
100 feet of wire clothes line for seventy-five
cents. 1 bought it and then they wanted me
to sign a paper recommending its use. When
I got ready to sign I found it was a note for
$100."
"And thenl"
"Didnt feel the ground tremble in town
that day, did your"
"I don't remember."
"It was probably too far. I waded Into
Vm. They wadbd back. In the scrimmage
I got this."
"And they got off scot free, I suppose!"
"Do you I Well, there's a town doctor rid
ing out to see 'em every day, and my naybur
ha3 drawed up wills for 'em. Mebbe an old
farmer with a sledstoke hain't of any account
in a spring not, and mebbe people nine miles
away heard him n hoop as he went in fur
blood I Want a bag o' taters this morning!"
Detroit Free Press.
Chains for Baulin Prisoners.
A point on which false Information has
been spread relates to tho manner prison
ers wear their chains, whlcb some, like
the author of "Called Back." would have
us believe Is under their trousers. But
this is purely a hoax. I have In my"pos
session pairs of Russian handcuffs and leg?
chains, and a prison suit which 1 obtained
In Siberia, where also I saw scores, not to
say hundreds, of leg chains. The lost
consist each of two rings, to be riveted
around tbe ankles, and attached by a
chain thirty Inches long, which, for con
venience in walking, is suspended In tho
middle by a strip of leather from the
waist. Between the rings and the pris
oner's skin there Is worn first a 008X50
woolen stocking and over that a piece of
thick linen cloth, then come the trousers,
over which is bound round the shin a.
leather gaiter How. then, could these
chains be worn under tbe trousers? The'
chains In my possession weigh five and a.
quarter pounds, the handcuffs two; but
of these Utter 1 should observe that lu.
going across Siberia and through its pris
ons Isaw only one man manacled, and he
a desperado, who, to the crime for which,
be was judged, added that of murder In.
the prison. Henry Lansdell, D. D., in.
Harper's Magazine.
JUE 2 1888
DESCENT INTO ITALY.
A Tramp Through the Tat Xooroache to
Aosta.
Special Correspondence.
Root, May 10. My young charges and I
bad been tramping in tbe Alps for several
days, and one bright morning were all ready
to descend the V'al Tournache. This Is a
wild and romantic valley extending from
Breuil to Chatillon, a distance of about eigh
teen miles, during which it descends almost
five thousand feet. Its sides are steep and
lofty, and we. qifckly lost sight of all the
mountains except the Matterhom, which tho
trend of the valley allowed us to see for
nearly an hour. Tbe first part of the walk
was barren and stony, but we soon come to
cultivated fie!d3 and vineyards. We passed
a number of littlo settlements, whose Inhab
itants were at work In the fields. They gazed
at us as if wo were wild animals; in fact, 1
believe that in every country the average
peasant considers the man who walks for
pleasure a lunatic.
A Roman aqueduct formerly ran down
this valley, and tbe remains of Its massive
arches are visible in a number of places. As
we descended the trees became larger and
tbe foliage more luxuriant. At length we
passed through a grove of magnificent chest
nut trees, and as we emerged from it the
beautiful plain of Lombardy lay stretched
out before our eyes. Its bright warm green
was a refreshing change after the cold gray
rocks and dazzling snows among which the
post week had been spent.
Below us lay the little village of Chatillon,
t the end of the valley. We arrived there
after a walk of five hours from Breuil,
which, as it had been a steady dow was
rather bard upon tbe knees. I red a
carriage to tale us to Aosta, a city fifteen
miles from Chatillon, which was founded by
Augustus, and derives its name from him.
The ride to Aosta was along an excellent
road, as all Italian roads are, beautifully
shaded with chestnut trees. We reached the
town in about two hours, and spent the af
ternoon examining tbe remains of tbe struct
ures built by the great emperor. The most
important of these is a triumphal arch in a
good state of preservation, which much re
sembles tha one In tbe forum at Rome, and
the ruins of a large basilica. The city is sur
rounded by a wall flanked with towers, and
there is a largo double gateway, which also
dates from the meof Augustus.
Beyond its antiquities the city possesses
but little of interest, as its bouses ore old and
'dingy, its streets dirty, and the Inhabitants
'of an unattractive sppeoranca. It is beauti
fully situated In an amphitheatre of hills,
which are covered with vines. The wine of
this district is justly celebrated. Although
thoroughly Italian in their character and
liabits, the people speak a sort of French
patois. E. W. LsPzcuxTjR,
THE LATE DR. MORGAN.
An Eminent Epbicopalian Divine Has
Passed Away.
Special Correspondence.
New York, May ua The Protestant
Episcopal church and American scholarship
have sustained a great loss in the recent
death of Dr. William F. Morgan, of St.
Thomas' church, this city. The reading
public hate long been familiar with
tbe name of Dr. Morgan as rector of one
of tbe most fashionable congregations in
the United States
or1 the world, the
very location of St.
Thomas at Fifth
avenue and Fifty
third street sug
gesting wealth and
KaA . -.
icuuDiuci:vi '.ftVli. ..sa3iV
uiuubu ovijuuieu
a fashionable min
ister, his pre&chini
was sineularlv
plain and earnest DR- WM- " "e
and his efficiency in practical Christian wort
was marked. When ho took charge of SJ.
Thomas' in 1S57, tho congregation included
but 200 families, and not quite twice as many
persons; now the families number more than;
500, the communicants 1,100, and the revenco
from the sale of pews exceeds (jO.OOO yearly.
William Ferdinand Morgan was born Dec,
21, ltsl8, at Hartford, Conn., and graduated:
from Union college in 1S37, after which he
took the three years' course at the Episcopal
Theological seminary in New York city. la
1S41 he was consecrated deacon by Bishop
Brow nell at Christ church, Hartford, and in
1S43 he was ordained priest by tbe some
bishop in Trinity church. New Haven, in
choree of which church he remained three
years. For thirteen j ears thereafter he held,
tho rectorship of Christ church at Norwich.
Conn., during which bis reputation became,
national; and in 1S57 be was called to St
Thomas', in New York city, where he re
mained till his death. He last occupied his
pulpit on tbe Ctb of May; four days after he
was prostrated by malarial chill, and never
after left his bed. He leaves three daugh
ters, all married. Dr. Morgan had resigned,
his charge but a few weeks before his death,
and Ids congregation had voted to make him
rector emeritus with a salary of 7,500 . a.
year. J. H. B.
Joarn&llsm and Its Few Prizes.
It has its fascinations and its ecstasies.
The most honest man in the world may flnd.
congumal work in it, and it offers a few
prizes of a truly dazzling character.Nevertbe
less, upon the whole, 1 say, leave it to the left
outs; leave it to the adventurers; leave it to
the good fellows who have been educated out
of the ordinary vocations, but not Into the
extraordinary. Leave it to the sublime
tramps of the intellectual world. It is not.
yet a profession to choose, but one to fall,
back upon, if a young man feels drawn to i
by an irresistable attraction, let him strike,
at once into the road that leads to master
ship, and that rood generally begins at tha
case of tbe compositor. This is the age o
business; the business man is king; and over
no kind of industry does be exercise a sway
so absolute as over cue industry of the mind.
Nor con this materially change until educa
tion concerns itself most with those faculties,
and powers which fit men for leadership and
the educated man of necessity controls the.
uneducated. James Parton in The Writer.
A Case of Heredity. '
Cawdle What an astonishingly big bred
your child bos. Dawdle! How in the world
do you account for it)
Dawdle Well, you see, old fellow, at) tT-e
time we were married my wife was leadizg;
lady In an amateur dramatic company
Tbe Ilea.
Yellowstone National Park, Pacific Go ist
and Alaska.
The Yellowstone park Is unquestionably
attracting more attention at the present
time as a tourist resort than any other
place on the face of the earth. This spot is
reached by rail only by the Northern Pacifie
railroad, the famous dining car line to tbe
Pacific coast, tbe only one of the. tras-con-
tinental lines running dining cars of any"
description whatever. A book ticket will
be sold at the eastern ternlnals of the North
ern Pacific for SllO. Including rail and
stage transportation, meats on inning cars.
Pullman.and five days accomodations south,
of Livingston In the park.
The Alaska tour is also one that is at
tracting wide attention. The rates and!
facilities offered for makine this trip are- i
better via. the Northern Pacific Railroad. J
than by any other line. The attractions.
offered en route via. tbe Northern Pacific j
such as a rme inrougn tne -iaice rare re- ;
glon of Minnesota, by the treat wheat.
fields of Dakota, along the Yellowstone-1
river and Clark's Fork of the Columbia.
through the famous Spokane Falls region,
over the Cascade range, by the palWades oH
the Columbia, Puget Sound, etc, together' i
with the superior accommodations offered,
make a trip via. this route especially en
joyable. Uy writing to Chas. S. Fee. Gen-1
eral Passenger Agent, N. 1. IS. It., St.
Paul, Minn., you will receive a copy it
"Wonderland" and other books descripti- re
of the Yellowstone Park, Alaska and t1 le
country In general traversed by the "Di n-it
i Ing-car and leuowsione rare route."
JtvT W
sapws-sfiw
K&Jt&YZTJlW-fsSSS
VOICE OF THE fAITHFUL HEART
Say what t tne wikJ re fnAM.
It so aas-rly --- to in .ais
That so rnn llj ll -roon to ln -cobles.
As II dn-v it w.i eym jn ineVrmoar
Do the p-mn- it AnllrmsnJ smo .
And 'ooaSM wtu m soo mm me? pan,
Alooe snow tne echo that rini-ers.
Like Uis voice of a rood, ralthful neartr
Is the prbblr an exile, ) woodi-r.
From uoni ms bedded' cavern or yoref
Are the trstM-a but lu couriers bf-arios;
Svrrvt tiding from irrouo to shore"
Doe It harkrn and send back lb- f-reetiatr
fs tbe kb on the wave's lips a party
As swift and an ure comes tbe answer.
From the voice of s food, faithful bean.
Does the surf change forever, or ever?
Do these couriers panne In their chaser
Are the depth of tbe ere. ever broken
Dy tbe temprxu that wrinkle lu facer
Ah. not And as strong and eodurtos;
Though ocean and continent part.
Are tbe Khlspers. beard but by the loved one.
From the voice of the fond, faithful heart.
Deep down nesth the bosom of ocean.
Unfloumled by plummet or line;
At peace from the storm and ootnmotlon,
Th&t rage o'er Its billows of brine.
There are secrets that time shall not fathom.
There are Jewels uoaown to earths mart.
As deep, as true and a precious
Is the voice of the food, rslthful heart.
'-Jessie Bsrtlett Darta.
TJIitorlan LosstRf's Ffappy Thought.
The venerable Benson J Losslng told
the story. In New York recently, at the
dinner to American authors by the Satur
day Night club, how be first conceived
tbe idea of his "Field Book of tbe Revolu.
tion," When Losslng, years ago. visited
the historic ground where Putnam made
his famous nde down the stone steps, he
encountered an old man, who so graphio
ally described the event that Losslng
asitea nim woo ne was ana now ne came
to know so well all about It. "I stood
right there," said the old man, "when
Putnam came tearing down on bis horse,
and as he swept by me I beard him swear,
between his teeth. 'D n tbe British!" "
It was this recital that suggested to Mr.
Lossiug the happy thought of visiting the
locales of important or striking revolu
tionary events, of depicting them with
pen and pencil and collecting whatever
traditionary lore still dung about tbem.
The idea was so captivating that he closed
an arrangement with his publishers be
fore be had written a line of the work.
Home Journal.
The Prince' Tenter Mac
About a year ago Prince George of
Wales was sent to bis ship after a vaca
tion (wherein he became greatly Involved
in debt) quite penniless, and with a warn
ing lecture from his father Shortly after
the christening of the Battenburg baby
occurred, and presents were sent to the
Infant In great quantities, and of value
commensurate to his exalted rank Prince
George duly and dutifully sent bis offer
lng a pewter mug with a tag attached,
on which was written- "To my beloved
nephew, with tbe hope that when his
nephew is christened be will be able to
purchase a more appropriate gift than
this " It Is said the Prince of Wales, on
reading tho inscription, exclaimed "That
boy is incorrigible!" then' laughed heartily,
wd next day sent him a handsome sum.
The Argonaut,
Secret- of Cnderglaze Decoration.
"Only $7 for that dinner service? It
must be of some common make then."
said the reporter. "Will the print wear
off!"
"No, sir That Is what we call under
glaze decoration, and tbe print will last
on as long as tbe dish lasts Tbe plate Is
made and baked Then the printing is
put on and tbe plate is dipped luto tie
glaze and baked again, so you see tbe
print cannot rub off Some of tbe finest
china is decorated In this way because the
rich colors cannot be put on the china over
the glaze. Tbe nch royal blue that decor
ates tbe Crown Derby. Royal DresSen and
other valuable china Is put on under the
glaze. Then the glaze Is put on and the
other decorations are put ou over the
glaze." New York Mall and Express.
A Very Katara! Mistake.
A Shakeress. with a meek face beneath
a large green bonnet, was hastening along
Main street the other afternoon, so as nut
to keep the elder waiting In the big wagon,
when she unwittingly ran against a small
newsboy and sent his papers in all dlree
tions After assisting the youngster to
collect his wares, and dropping a nickel
into his hand with tbe apology, "Pa sorry
for thee and my carelessnebS. my son.
she bostened away The little fellow
gazed aftr the retreating figure with
awe. and at last muttered to a companion
the question. "tJat, Mickey, be that the
Virgin Maryf Springfield .Republican
A Bean a His Nose.
We know a child who has a morbid pro
pensitv to force buttons. .Deans, etc. Into
nls nostrils He keeps his .whole family
la a state bordering upon terror. ,for they
never know at what precise moment they
may be called upon to perform an opera
tion upon Master Harry's nasal append
age. Pressure against the empty nostril
and quick, strong breathing Into the open
mouth will dislodge tbe foreign substance
and send the suffering youngster upon bis
way rejoicing. Good Housekeeping
In the Dressing Room.
Swellman (before the glass) Well. If I
am undersized nature has been good to
me in one respect. 1 have a small, narrow
foot.
Tallboy So yon have. But. then, na
ture has done just the same for the
donkey. Pittsburg Bulletin,
Military Service In Tnrataa.
Yucatan every male between the
In
ages or 21 and 50 Is subject to military
duty, and when In service gets th mil
nlficent pay of six cents per day and'Snds
himself in food. There Is no commissary
department In the army, which must tend
to shorten campaigns. Chicago Herald
The Coming; Cornet.
It Is fancied by a grateful patron that tbe
next comet will appear In the form of a
huge bottle, having "Golden Medical Dis
covery" inscribed upon it In bold characters.
Whether this conceit and high compliment
will be verified, remains to be teen, but Dr.
Pierce will continue to send forth that won
derful vegetable compound, and potent
eradlcator of disease. It has no equal In
medicinal and health-giving properties, for
imparting vigor and tone to the liver and
kldaeys In purifying the blood, and through
it cleansing and renewing the whole system.
For scrofulous humors, and consumption, or
lung scrofula, ln,1U early stages. It is a pos
itive ssecinc Druggists.
.Lirnrj-E drains of sand.
Lrttlehines continue to make our mighty universe of material things. People are too
,vv r.n r.r tn nlMt minor details. One drop of the right kind of medicine ha i often affected
J ra: where vears' use of the wrong medicine
H of II. B. B the most wonderful of all blood remedies :
Tito Bottles Care Rheumatism.
Bo cantos. Ark, June 4. 1887.
I cheerfully state the following facts In re
gard to the use ot your medicine In my family.
My little son. It years ot age. suffered from
an acute attack ot rheumatism caused by un
due exposure and chilling ot the blood. I
heard your remedy highly recommended, and
purchased one b Jttle of Moncrlef A Bro., Pres
cott. Ark. In about ore month, after using
this bottie, he became so much better that I
got the second bottle which Is now being used,
and ray son Is nearly well, and I think by re
moving him to aeooler summer climate (which
I will do) and continuing Its use, a perfect
cure will be effected. Ieonsider B. B. B. a
most excellent blood purifier.
Cms. n. Titcs.
R. R. Agent, Broughton, Ark.
Send for our Book of Wonders, free. It
BLOOD
SDBE FBOM KIEE TO ANKLE.
Skin Entire! r Gone Flesh a X&m of
Disease leg Diminished one-third
In Size CoLdltlon Hopeless Cured
by tbe Callcura Remedies.
For three years I was almost crippled with
sn awful sore lez. from rav knee down to n
ankle; the skin was entirely gone, and thn
flesh was one mass of disease. Some physi
cians pronounced It Incurable It had almln
iihed about one-third the size of the other,
and I was In a hopeless condition. After try
ing all kinds of remedies and spending hun
dreds of dollars, from which I got no relief
whatever, I was persuaded to try your Cutl
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After three days I noticed a decided change
iQriaQMucr.snaai ine ena oi two months
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over a yean got sound. The flesh began to
grow, and today, and for nearly two years
past, my leg is as well as ever It was, sound In
every respect, and not a sign of the discos to
be seen. S. O.AUERN,
Dubois. Dodge county. Ua.
Terrible SaDerlng from Skin Diseases.
I have been a terrible sufferer for years from
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ut got no relief until I used the Cutlcura
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IDA MAY BASS.
Olive Branch P. O., Miss.
From 145 Pounds to 172 Pounds.
I have taken several bottles of Cutlcura
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GEO. CAMP HELL. Washington, D.C.
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M pages.SO illustrations, and 100 testimonials.
C Skin and Sealp preserved sad beaatl
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fo single disease has entailed more suffer-"
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tution than Catarrh. The sense of smell, of
taste, of sight, of hearing, the human voles,
the mind. one or more, and sometimes all,
yield to its destructive influence The poison
It distributes throughout the system attacks
every vital force, and breaks up the most
robust of constitutions. Ignored, because bat
little understood, by most physicians, lmpe
tently assailed by quacks and charlatans,
those suffering from ft have little hope to be
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ttme, thn. that the papular treatment of this
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Xotlce to Contractors.
Sealed proposals will be received by the
Board ot Control of the Oblo Agricultural x-
geriment Station fer the erection of an office
ulldlng.stze 39xlo feet, to be built on the
grounds of the station, at Columbus. Ohio.
Proposals will be received until 9 o'clock.
a.m..
June 6, 1888.
Each proposal must be accompanied with a
guarantee that If the proposal Is accepted, a
contract will be entered into.
All proposals should be addressed toC. E.
Thorne. .Director Experiment Station. Colum
bus. Ohio, and marked on tbe oatsldf, "Pro
posals for erection of building "
Plans and specifications may be seen at the
offloe ot Elah Terrell A Co., Architects. Col
nmhn. Ohio, on and after April 16. IS 8.
"WsTSinSilJ &C0i(Msrcasnt only In
0S State at.. Cfcleac. J Ever? Town ew
Adam Schmidt, BeviDgton & Hollowly
druggists, sole agents at Springfield.
4AftkrV&
HAIR BALSAM
Ckn-e and be-artlfios tt hiir.
Kroiooces a .axiiri&-i tiowui.
Never Fail to Restore Grey
Ha.pfr.Iit Yftrhfiil Color. -
Cares 4Kdtx-"sd"wlri!stfi2i--r
a w?- tJ j.g"ns3.
LOST
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Ur IMieu. C. IS X. Ill ,
nudiUi. r au tv ii xmssiaa.
has failed. Read the following endorsements
One Buttle Did It B.lla Cored and
Health Restored.
B.B.B. Co. Atlanta. Oa.: '
Oeats My sister was afflicted for a number
ot years with bolls scattered about all over her
person. They would make their appearance
every spring, and last through the summer
and until late in the fall. Her health was
sadly Impaired, losing flesh and strength
every day; in fact, they were sapping
her life. I gave her one bottle of B. B. B . and
the effect was like magic producing acom
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restored. It Is without doubt the best and
most valuable Blood Purifier now on the mar
ket. Yours, etc..
D. M. McRax.
Waynesboro. Miss.. July 14, 1877.
treats of all Blood Disorders. Address
H-A-Tm: CO., Atlanta, Ga.
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