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LAND OF THE MALAY.
Alt lNTKnK-mNO BUT LttTLti
KNOWN IIKUION.
Singapore and Its Surroundings Pp.
rullitrUles of tho Natives unit
others Man Fatlnir Tlitcr
l-'ouml In Abundance.
O the ordinary trnv
eler the Malay nrchl-
fielago I perhaps the
past known parts of
the globe. Few tour,
ists go to explore it,
though it extendi for
I moro than 4000 miles
' from rait to west.
a.'v . . . . ......
una is nnmii urn in
breadth from north
to south. It In situated between Asia
and Australia, and consists of a number
of forge and tmnll Islands located almost
on the equator. Throe of these islands
are larger thnn Great Dritain, and ono of
them Horneo is laruer thnn the whole
of tho Uritisli Isles put togcthor. This
region enjoys a climate more uniform
and hotter "thnn any other part of the
globe, and nil k inds of tropical fruits and
flowers are found in it. It also teems
with animal life, including the inan-ent-ing
tiger, elephant, ounng-outanif, otc.
It is inhabited by an interostinir. race of
mankind, the Malay. This peculiar and
at one time warlike rnco Is found nowhere
lsc except in those rubious. Hcnee the
unmo Mnlny Archipelago.
Few places are of greater interest
to the trnreler than Singapore, the capi
tal of the Straits Settlements and the chief
port of disembarkation tor all ports of the
Malay peninsula and islands of the Archl
nelniro. Here is found a variety of
Eastern races and as many different
mo les of life as in any town of its sine
in the world. Malays, Javnncse, Tamils
a raco of natives from the south of
India Arabs, Tursccs, Portuguese, Uur
pliers, Hindoos, Chiuc'O, natives of Cel
tics, Borneo, Hall, as well as other races
are to bo seen daily in the streets.
The Government Is English, as well as
tho merchant community, but the greater
portion of the populntion consists of
Malays, Tamils ami Chinese. Chinese
are to be teen everywhere, from tho rich
merchant down to tho poorer laborers,
miners and agriculturists. The wealthy
Chineso metchant is to be seen every
evening driving along tho bund in his
carriage, looking sleek, fat and dirty.
Ho lolls back in tho cushions, enjoying
the seabreezes, with his long tail tipped
with red silk and reaching nearly down
to his heels. His coachman is attire. 1 iu
tho most gorgeous livery. Altogether
he has a very grand turnout, and loves
to show himself oil.
A CHINKS TRMPLB AT SlSOAPORB.
In the Chlnoso bazar aro hundreds of
email shops, In which a miscellaneous
tore of hardware and dry goods are to
be bought wonderfully cheap. The
shop keeper is smiling and polite, and
will show you his ware,' do matter
whether you purchase of him or not, and
bo docs cot seem to mind if you buy
nothing. In the interior the Chineso
grow vegetables, gambler and pepper.
Their small clearings are to be seen every
where in the jungle. Thoir greatest
enemy is the tiger, who, when he feels
hungry, will make an occasional raid on
tho heathen Chinese and take him home
for his supper. At felling jungle the
Chinese are experts. Thoir neighbors,
Malays, look at them working with a
satirical smile, and regard them, as do
otur races, with utter contempt.
The Tamils from Southern India form
numerous body of Mohommedans, and
with the Arabs are petty merchants and
shopkeepers. In dealing with tourists
the Tamil always asks twice as much for
an, article as he is willing to take, and in
sti..g is
driving you about the town he is certain
to ask double the right fare, and if not
paid it insults you in bis own dialect.
He u an objectionable man, and is often
very annoying to a stranger. The best
remedy in such cases is to give him In
charge of a Malay policeman. Planters
who are accustomed to this race of
natives generally take the law into their
own bands and administer to them a
sound thrashing when tbey are Insolent.
The Javanese are largely employed as
servants, laborers and sailors. Thoy are
-a
re
in ' j-frr i
a harmless and industrious race, and
mingle mora with the Malaya than any
other people. In appearance they are
not unlike the Malays, but they aro of a
more yellowish color. They make ex
cellent laborers ou the coffee plantations
and aro now largely imported from
Java.
Tb native Malays aro chiefly boatmen
and fishermen, and tlicy form tho main
part of the population. The harbor is an
excellent one, and Is nlway crowded
with ships ol all Nations, from tho im-
losing men-of-war down to tho more
itimblo Malay and Chinese Junks. Fish
lug boats ami passenger sampans are to
be seen dotted all over the water in great
number.
Tho town itself comprises several very
handsome public buildings and churches,
Hindoo temples, Chin me joss homes,
Mnhommodan mosipies anil bazars of all
nationalities. The botanical gardens oc
cupy a large area of ground near the bar
racks and aro well worth a visit. In
them it to be found every variety of
tropical foliage. They ore handsomely
laid out, ami in their vicinity are several
picturesque bungalows almost hidden in
feb& i - o-jQsorsa has
cocoanct onovis
tropical foliage, the abodes of the mer
chants. Jinrickshas aro to be scon every
where, drawn by Chinamen, but they are
not much patronized by the European
community, who usually pro fur hiring a
gharry.
The island of Singapore consists of a
number of small hills 100 to 300 feet
high, the summits of which are still
covered with dense jungle. Those hills,
as well as the valleys bulow, are the
abodes of tigers, and frequently one of
these animals invades tho very surburbs
of Singapore.
In diameter the Malay ami tiger are
not unlike. They are both cunning,
treacherous and foarless, and, when
roused to anger, bloodthirsty and fero
cious. They also both hold human life
in the most reckless contempt. Any
how, be that as it may, there is no hunt
er in tho world that can excel the Malay
at tracking i.nd suaring tigers. Thoir
favorite way of catching them alive is
by digging pits. These are usually
placed at the junction of scvoral paths,
and they are so well concealed with
leaves and sticks that often in wtudering
through the jungle I have nearly fallen
into them. If the pit is sutHciently deep
the tiaer, whoa once trapped in this
nianuer, seldom escapes. If lie is to be
taken alive ropes aro passed round his
le;s and other parts of his body to rea
der him helpless, and then a sort of
bamboo cage is put ovor him. Every
thing must bo made aocure aud the tiger
rendered perfoctly bolpless before he is
lifted out ot the pit, and it is an ex
tremely dililcult feat to accomplish, but
the Malays are adopts nj it. Tboy gen
erally starve tho tigor for two or three
days beforo commencing operations, thus
reducing his strength.
Tbo Malay is not demonstrative, and
never openly expresses his feelings. Ha
exhibits a reserve, diffidence and even
bashfiilnosi, which is in some degree at
tractive and leads tho observer to think
that the ferocious and bloodthirsty char
acter imputed to the race must be exag
gerated, lie is very slow and deliberate
in his speech, and especially backward in
introducing the subject he has come to
discuss. Though be does teem to hold
the European in contempt, as well as
other races, yet he is always profusely
srxaArons.
polite when be meets one. "Tabeh
Tuan," is then bis favorite expression,
which translated Into plain English means
"How are yo, sir!" If, though, he
meet a European who in bis opinion has
done a moan aotion and is not worthy ot
that salute be will pass him with sulky
indifference manifested on every feature
of Ms countenance. He is lazy and not
fond of work. His favorite pastime is
fishing, and as long as be can catch suf
ficient fish he will nevtr hire himself out
(or manual labor.
In the Interior of the peninsula a wild
and savago race of people called the
Sakls are found. Tbey are behoved to
have been the original comj uerors of the
country, and between thoni and the Mi
lavs a deadly rivalry exists. They live
entirely by themselves in a nomndio
state. They are occasionally met with in i
some parU of the interior, but It is ths j
wisest plan not to speak to them, as they '
are very distrustful of strangers. Theif I
favorite weapon la tho "blowpipe," a
small instrument through which they j
mow a poisoneil arrow wita iiesmy pre
cision a long distance. In fact those ar
row ore steeped in such poisonous ingre
dients that the Malays eiy a tiger will
die in three minutes from tho effect of it
alter being struck by ono.
There are only a few mile of rahroad
on the peninsula, but as laud is openo i
up doubtless there will be moro. It is
as yet a new country, and tho chief
means of access to the interior is by
means of rivers. There are a few good
roads, noticeably tho road from Singa
pore to Jnhore, the ssat of the Malay
Government and of the Sultan of Jo
bore. It is distant about fourteen miles,
AT itNOAPOnE.
and the whole distance can be accom
plished in a jinricksha In from two to
throe hours. The scenery is very pic
turesque. Tho road runs through junglo,
interspersed with ruadside villages and
police stations. At night the Chinese
will not be persuaded for love or money
to draw a ricksha along this road on ac
count of the tigers. Tho Mtlay Sultan
is an exceedingly dlgnined and cour
teous old gentleman, and has traveled i
good deal in foreign countries He ii
always glad to receive well-accredited
foreigners into his domicile Sin Fruu-
cisco Chronicle.
The Youngest Lieutenant.
Froderlck William Victor Augustm
Ernest, Crown Prince of tho German
Empire, was born at the Marmor Palace,
near Potsdam, May 6, 1332, and is con
sequently ten years old.
Ho has been, In accordance witn as
old Hohenzollcrn custom, eutcred a
lieutenant in the German army list.
In order to be able to add the name oi
"tho youngest lieutenant" tho annual
"Rank and Quarter List," which is gen
erally published at Easter, this year ap
peared lour weeks lator.
rrinee wiioeim is tno nrst young
Hohenzollern entering the army as Crown
Prince of the German Empire.
The little Crown l'rince ia to be at
tached to the regiment of the Fusiliers ot
the Guard, whose colouel is a Bismarck,
of the famous family to which Germany
owes the ex-Chancellor. New York
World.
Feat of a Modem "Strong Man."
One of the feats of a professional
"strong msu" in London, named Sulli
van, is to lift with a rope hold la his
teeth a young elephant weighing over
1800 pounds. Another of bis perform
ances is to attach a chain to a fifty-six
pound weight, aud, with the end of the
chain in bis mouth, whirl rapidly around
until the chain assumes an almost hori
zontal line. This feat makes the specta
tors on the ground floor shudder, lest a
link of the chain should part, or his
teeth relax their hold. Yankee Blade.
Market Report.
Veal b very fins. Once a Week
' ZAIBCR AMD CriOWH rRmCR
RECOLLECTIONS OF THE WAR.
marts HKioarg.
The Charts as tstn and Esoerlsncsd bv a
Comrade of th i 814 Pa.
I was with tho 83d
Pa., and will give
my recollections
of the engage
mont from an tf-M
standpoint, in
doing so I have
no intention to
contradict, reply
to, or correct any
fWllttPitfIn I in n
vlYfuIly persuaded
: 1 1 mat wo noil ii t not
Si the same time. I
dfWMiijw !,,', n,,t tnyon my
tZr---?-? 5WrSnicm'iry entirely,
fHT 1 1'avomy diary
"" -'-"V'kept (luring those
times; bo'ldos, my wife kept all my
letter written during my three years'
err lee, which I pri.o very highly
now.
At diybreak. Sund.iy Miy 3. HRll,
wo entered Fredericksburg, passing
along a street running parallel with
tho river, until wo reached the north
;rn end of tho town. Olancing up to
r at tho Heights, wo saw there wero
tho forts sure enough, but to all ap
pe ranees not a rebel in them, there bei
in ut ono solitary head poering out
of ono ; the portholes. Our boys be.
nan to say tho forts wero deserted.
Finally we deployed a lino of skirm
ishers. The ground in front was swam
py anil marshy, terminating further
down to tho lefc in a pond which was
crossed by a plank bridge. A our
skirmishers advanced tho solitary
head disappeared, nnd in it stead
horses were discerned, driving up and
wheeling iirounil. and cannon thurst
their ugly noses out, und soon shells
w histled over us. The boys then said
"All! they're over there.
Our skirmishers were withdrawn
and a battery with us exchanged shots,
for a while, then nil became quiet
again. Our regiment was then moved
to tho left a square or so, in the shelter
of the houses. Presently, we received
orders to tinsling knapsacks, and tako
the caps off of our pieces. Tho boys
looked ut each other with serious face?;
tliero was a deathlike stillness, an om i
nous silence; everything was as quiet
as a r-uiiday should be.
The 01st Pa. was on our right in the
next block. They received tho order,
'Forward, by the right Hank, double
quick," wliicb they did, left in front.
Tho Sid closed in behind and follow
ed, and tho 43d N. Y. was to follow us.
Everything was quiet; not a shot was
fired out of tho rebel forts until the
head of column (01st) was well on the
bridge. Then they opened with shell,
shot and bullet, causing tremendous
slaughter. Our regimi.ut being yet
behind, nnd on higher ground, I saw
it all. Tho head of tha column crumb
led and molted; tho boys foil on tho
bridgo, ami off the bridge into tho
water on both sides. I distinctly saw
Col. Spear fall at the head of his regi
ment. How did I see all of this? Tbo
01st wavered for a momeut a moment
only, but in that momeut, with tha
column pressing behind, there camo a
jam on tho bridge.
Oh! carnago and slaughter. A writhi
ing, shiieking mass, shell and shot
poured in, mowing down tho bravo
boys. A sholl mowed down a rank of
four in front oi me. Striking a stono
foundation it exploded, and a pioco
flow back and mowed dowu others.
'Twasono terrible momentary struggle,
then the way was openod, the column
began to movo, bullets striking tbo
water liko hail. Over the bridgo we
rushed and up tho hill, scrambling and
chasing into tho forts. Hard to toll
indeed who was the first man, hut I
can safely say tha 01st were the first
mon, while the 82d was with them
shoulder to shoulder.
The rebs went flying in all direc
tions, though some made a brief stand
at a bouse in rear of the tort. Sly
diary says two cannon wcro captured.
I well remember one, on wuicii tpe
First Lieutenant of Company II, 8'jd
Pa. (Owen Tompkins), placed a driver
and started it to the roar. I saw a rob.
el (an officor I judge) mount and ride
off with two horses right from out our
very midet. When callod on to halt ho
cooly took off his hat, waved it defi
antly, and galloped off. Truly it was
a daring deed, and Ml done in a flash
Our commanding officer was shouting,
"Hally on the colors," which was quick
ly done, and when reforming wo beard
cheering. About an eighth of a mile to
our left other regiments were reform
ing. The 0th Me. and 0th Wis. had a
baud to band encounter, in which bay
onets and clubbed muikets were freely
used in driving tho rcbs out from bo
hind the stone wall at tbo bottom and
the artilUrymon out of the big fort at
the top of the hill. The success of that
column and ours compolled the rebs to
evneuato tho other works along tho
line.
As wo began to advanco in line,
crack, whiz, bang 1 a shall came over
our beads, right along the line from
the right, causing the boys to make
their bow.
On our right, one or two fields dis
tant, was a rebel regiment retreating.
Their line was exactly on Hue with
ours. With them was a battery, which
was loading, wheeling, and firing at us.
Tbey gave us several shots, but did no
barm, and the nature of the ground
soon caused a separation.
We advanced a few miles and found
the rebs again at Salem Heights. Our
troops were advancing to take poai
tion, and a bloody fight was kept up
until after dark. Before dark some
rebel prisoners passed us. One big red
bead sang out: "Jackson will tend to
yeu-ens pretty soon." , We lay down
that night in line of battle, our knap
lacks being ia Fredericksburg. Ia the
courso of tho night, feeling cold, a !
comrade and mysolf vontnrod out in
front, hoping wo could find a pioce of
tent or a blankot, but "nary" A blanket
could wo find.
Wo came to a little honso on the
road. All was dark and silent. We
entered and, feeling around in the dark,
found, oh, joy 1 a pile of jackets and
clothing. Quickly gathering up each
an armful, we found our way back to
the line, sharod with the boys, and
everybody was happy, for a while, at
at least Hut, alas ! at daylight our joy
turned into morning, for the enemy
had stolen a march on us. He was in
side, outside, down our neck, up our
pants, up our sleeves, everywhere, and
all over us. In brief, it was a pile of
rebel clothing wo had found, and was
literally swarming with "graybacks."
Well, you may just bet tho bojs gave
us a blesstrg.
AH the next day the boys maneuvered
from place to place. Hookor having
been whipped at C'hancellorsvllle, tho
rcbs fell back and bestowed their at
tentions on the Sixth Corps. They
flanked us, got in our rear, and had re
taken the Heights, Fredericksburg,
and our knapsacks.
Not to make my nketcb. too long, I
will only say, further, that our line ol
battle eventually became somewhat (it
seemed to me) the shnpo of a balloon,
and wo got out at tho little end of it,
crossing tho river on a pontoon bridgo
throe or four miles north of Fredericks
burg botbro day in the morning of tho
fith. At.oMZO Johnson, in National
Tribune.
PENNSYLVANIA PICKINGS.
S3M2 IMPORTANT HAPPENIN3J
Ofla'.siMt to Dwltarsln the Kayitoaa
S'ata.
STATU BASK B.M.t, I.R'll;l.
Pittsburg... IS 0 l.OOOT.e'nnon.... 2 S .4H1
Harrifthurif. : 2 .' Danville.... 2 .4-KJ
Iteading.... .1 3 ..Vm Altoona 1 3 .iVI
Alli.'iitowii. a ;j ..o Johnstown 1 3 .iVI
Am explosion of in in iras at t!in Mora
nauqu a colliery of the West Km! Coal com
pany, whirii is loi uteil about 'it mllus below
Vilktsharra, resiilte,! iu tlm ileatli of one
imi ii. the filial i ii J 1 1 ry of unotlier anl the
erioiis injury ol eiutit otliers. Tim dad
mini isjiilin I'rotlii-no, tire boss; John Wal
ters is futallv injured. Tbo injured are:
Henry Ititter, Charles flitter, Wallace Ieit
rii k. I'eti-r Zombis. II. M. Kverhurt. Kre I
Kverbart, William II'iii;r, Frank Iiuitnck.
The c:i'ii,s is unknown.
Tun thief who r .ibbel old "Jack" Mum
for I s strung hox of over " 00 1 at Ishanon
lias Ihwii arresteil. It turned out to b i his
newh iw. S.ini'U'l H.iniuisl, with whoru
be board-! 1 The m inev was buried in the
cellar of Hummel s iiouso under the Coal
bin. It was in n tin box rotitaininisix old
leather purses lrirtiiii with coin and bills.
Tho am unit of c ull w.h J, 177 77 and tha
account of bonds :t,VV). Hummul was
committed to jail for trial.
Aniiiikw M vfiox, a swtion foreman on the
I'itt-hunr aud I.uko Krie road, sat down on
tli Fort, Wayno tracic at a lata hour Mon
day night, while on his way to his homo
near Heaver Fulls. Ho was struck by a
freight and received pnhahly fatal injuries.
Ai.rx Wiiith of irniontown had his
neck and hand badly cue with a rior by
James J.t;n iu, u c jior.-1 bar'wr, Moa lay
night.
(,'Ar.vrs HrxTsa an l fl.iorge Smith wer)
brought to Now C istliion tlm ehargs of
swearing iu ptihlie. Alilerman llowman
uue'i iiitiiu at ton rat-? oi o;- ceiirs par oatu,
Hunter paying :."') aud .Smith JT.rt j.
TtiB r.wi,trfiif-A nf rip r W Xftltoi- f T.i.
onier wjsoutere I Tnurs 1 17 night by two
thieves, who chloroform') 1 the family and
.! .....I. .1... .1. ....... ..!. ...:....
.'I-!, o:fin lllO ,!,' I'll n Cl'.llllll IlKMlt-J,
watch, jewelry, tuverware an. I other valu
hies. Hoim days ag ) W. tf. tlrs-itton. of Beaver
Falls, siiot a nit squirrel belonging to
(Jeorge Veau. The latter had Ursatton ar
rested fur shooting gama out of mason and
for discharging tlrdanm within the bar
ough limits,
Jonathan fluitnnti'f, a leading farniar of
Mifllin township. 4'iimnerlan I county, was
found dead in a field near his home. Hii
was engage I iu thinning tras tops, and is
believed to have Dean strickeu with heart
diauuso.
Tn a nubile schools of Erie have been clos
ed until the diptituuria epidemic there is
over.
Tim Jury in the Florence Fuhrer murder
case at .ituuomet. after being out six hours,
returned a verdict of manslaughter against
Fuhrer for the killing of Martin Niland.
Ix a damage suit at New Castle, arising
from the breaking of a bridge iu Wayne
township, a verdict was obtained of t,V)U
for the plaintiff, liyron Shaffer.
A Ptcxic and meeting of tho trustees c
Ridgeview i'ark wrs brought to a sudden
close nt (ireensburg, by tho announcement
that Mi-sHadie I'atch had been poisoned.
Dr. Stickler was summoned and antidotes
administered. The young lady suffered ter
rible agony and it wits feared tor awhile that
she would die, but she improved slightly.
The noison was discovered in a ouantity ot
cheese, of which the young lady ate. Him
was taken to her home this evening very
weak. It is not known how the poison, some
thing of the nature of strychnine, got into
tho cheese. No other person ate of it.
Tux Somerset grand jury have found true
hills against "tiuneral Hiegel" Mi Her. his son
Hob and William l'ntts for the murder ol
Jonathan Hochstettler, and against Jacob
Hurry. Abe I'letcher, Wilson 1'ritts aud
Jacob Hautmeyer as accessories.
T:tH retrial of a casu which
has figured in the court!
at Athens, vince HS3, and which has attract
ed wide-spreud attention, wherein Christo
pher Mills claimed iLO.UOO damages from
tieorgu Fulhon, of Athens, for physical
injuriwi substaiued in an assault by iiefeu
ant, resulted in a verdict for si for plaintiff.
The verdict Iu a former trial was for on
cent,
Williis T.ntvon, a lad about 7 years old.
while out boat riding with his father und
little sister at Ueaver Fulls, came nearly Ixi
ing drowned through a singular circum
stance. The boy wad banging overtho back
ol the boat with his bauds in tha wutei
when a huge bass sprang out of the water
and struck the hv in the breast, which
knocked little Willie into the water. He
was r.-scuwi by his father after considerable
trouble.
Captain John WHm.xft. a well-known
hotel man, pohtican, distiller and a mem
ber id tue One Hundred ami Fifty-eighth
rrgimeut, died at Carlisle, agedU3 years.
Much Aid For Starving- Buaalane.
Itioa, June 1. The cargo of the Urltist,
steamer Tynehead with Iowa's gift of dour
and provisions to th famine sufferers was
leaded upon 310 cars here to-day. The cars
were ruu sa express traiua, and as soon as
loaded were started for the distressed pro
vinces. Captain Csrr, the commander of the
Tynehead, was presented with a splendid
silver service.
Why Do We Worry I
Why do we worry snout the nest?
We only stay for s day, ,
Or a month, or s yesr, at the Lord's behest.
In this habitnt of clay. ,
Why do ws worry about the road,
With Its hill, or dep ravine?
In a dismal pith, or a heavy load,
We are helped by hands unseen.
Why do we worry about the yesrs
That our feet bsve not yet trod?
Who labors with courage aud trust, nor
fears.
Has fellowship with OoiL
The best will come In the great "to be;"
It Is ours to serve and wait,
And the wsnilerful f ituro we soon shall see,
Fur dentil Is but the gate.
Sarah K. Hotton, In Far and Near.
IIOIOROl'S.
A "chestnut" Is tho story Him an
other follow tells.
Tho forger is not wholly bad. lie
is ever reudy to write a wrong.
Generally speaking, whon you think
you nro in trouble the trouble is ia
you.
Tho rtinfch-inaking mamma Is tho
trno holp-maie of the man with the
redundancy of daughters.
"Last but nolleasod," said llio land
lord dolefully, us ho gaznd on an
empty homo ho had on hand.
"Poos Fanglo command the respect
of the community?'' "Yes," replied
Cumsoj '-but it doesn't obey,"
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime
If the public can but llnd us
Waiting breath and loads of time,
"Ah, I am gaining ground rapidly."
as tho man said when tho dust storm
covered him with layer after layer.
It is curious how a woman who
screams at a mouso is not startled by
a millinery bill that makes a man
tromblo.
Tho giraffe is a timid animal. Hie
neck is so lotiy that when his heart
comes into his mouth it take hint
half a day to got It back whore it be
longs. Callor Yonr next-door neighbors
appear to bo vory quiet people. Mrs.
Spiaks Yes, tho walls are very thin
and I s'poso the moan things koep
quiet to hoar what we say.
The Perishable Pearl.
rrl9 are very, perishnblo, saye
Woman. Thoy cannot bo considered
a first-rate investment liko diamonds.
After a time they decay. Sometimes
a fine specimon will lose its lustra and
beauty within a fow months, so that
the possessor of such treasures does
well to keep them put away in a
sealed place. They are very delicately
made, consisting of thin Aims over
laid ono upon another, with more or
less animal matter botweon the layers,
and it is no wonder that thoy deterio
rate. After boing buried lit the
ground for a whilo they are found
worthless.
Those which aro dug out of Indian
graves some of the in of groat size
and doubtless of wonderful boauty
when thoy are new are utterly value
less, even when they are not piorced.
Nevertheless, there is a pure and
evanescent beauty about them which
seems better to bcoomo tho maiden
than any other sort of jewel. Nothiog
varios so much in value as pearls.
With them fashion afflicts the market
constantly. Sometimes white ones are
sought, whilo othor tints at Intervale
are in domand. For snmo years past
black pearls have been the rage. A
fine specimen worth 120 will fetch
200 perhaps, if anothor can be got to
match It perfectly.
A Solid Silver Railroad Pate.
The Sllverton Railroad aud the Rio
Grande Southern companies, of which
Otto Hears is president, have a com
bined mileage of 223 miles. Mr. Mean
issues the most beautiful annual passes
used on any road lit the world. This
year the pais is a highly polished solid
silver plato, tuada of Colorado sliver
by native workmen. The border is ia
artistic Mexican filigroe sllvor-work.
Tho name of the recipient is engraved
m the ceutrul plato. There are no
ordid, cautionary "conditions." on the
reverse aide of this dainty pass, warn
iug the holder that in accepting this he
'roleases the company from all lia
bility for personal injury." This In
vitation Is as genorous aud free a the
tvluds of the Colorado mountains
through which the road run. St.
Louis Republic.
Over Exertion. ,
Small Ooy (who has beon playing
ball for six hours) My leg aches.
Anxious Mother What have yoa
oeeu doing?
Small Boy I dunuo. I did a ex-
tmple ou the blackboard yesterday.-
Good News.

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