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THE IDAHO NEWS.
hORXAN JOKES, Publisher. ftLACKFOOT, IDAHO. 1 Every governor of Pennsylvania since the war has been a volunteer sol dier. _ The seven hundredth female physi cian in Russia has just passed her ex amination. AsnuF.w Caknegie is of the opinion that a college education is ot no use in assisting a man to fortune. Bismarck was once offered |1 a word by an American magazine editor for all the manuscript he would furnish. Harvard college is hotly discussing the questiou whether the present cen tury ends with the year 18D9 or the year 1900. Mit. Gladstone has published no fewer than 299 books and pamphlets, exclusive of numberless newspaper and magazine articles. Labor and brains and virtue are the only things that count in this world. Matter and circumstances can not be subjugated without their aid. The only excellency there is without labor is eating a raw oyster; that re quires none. Just take the oyster i u your mouth and look at the ceiling. Prince Kawana-Xakoa, nephew of King Kalakaua, of the Sandwich Islands, has entered the Royal Agri cultural College at Cirencester, Eng land. __ Herr Orth, the young cousin of the emperor of Austria, a few mouths ago renounced all his imperial rank and dignities in order to become a private citizen. _ Murat Halstead, of Cincinnati, has agreed to conduct a new depart ment in the Cosomopolitan Magazine,in which he will write every month of important public eveuts in an unparti san manner. Oklahoma seems to have greater attractions for the negro as an immi gration field than the banks of the Conga There are already 22,000 col ored people there, and by Ihe middle of spring this number will be doubled. There is an increasing agitation iu California for a division of the state on the line of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Division would mean one democratic and one republican state in place of a state now democratic in state elections and republican on national issues. _ You know every time the car passes over a rail joint there is a distinct click. Just count the number of these clicks in twenty seconds and you have the number of miles the train Is going per hour. This is a simple matter of arithmetic, as the length of the rail is uniform. _ The Czars latest fad is to force all members of the imperial family to wear a clothing of only Russian ma terial, made up only by Russian hands. Both the Czar and the Czarina have heretofore obtained their clothing from Paris, and her Majesty has had twen ty French dressmakers constantly em ployed at SL Petersburg. William Thornton Bluffield, a resident of Hickman county, Tenn., claims to be 127 years of age, and he posseses some remarkable proofs of bis age. Among these is a vory ancient looking family Bible, in which his birth is recorded as having taken place on January 3, 17C3, at a village six miles west of Lake Drummond, Va. Buffalo Bill had an interesting experience at Barcelona. A 9 he was about to leave that city ho was ac costed Dy an envoy of the Spanish gov ernment, who asked him if he would accept a certain decoration. "Not by a long sight," said Colonel Cody, am already duke of Colorado." The envoy bowed respectfully and disap peared. __ _ About eighty-eight million bushels of American corn were exported to foreign markets in 1889. In 1888 only about 23,000,000 busheU were export ed. The demand for American coin in foreign markets steadily increases a» the value of that product as an arti ele of food is better appreciated. As a substitute for oil cake for stock its demand is also increasing. "I The proposed ship eanal across Italy, to connect the Tyrrhenian Sea with the Adriatic, 1» expected out only to afford improved water communication for many places, but to facilitate the drain age of marshy districts and to render 170 square miles of lake area fit tor cultivation. The canal would be 124 miles long, 263 feet wide asd 40 feet deep, and its cost is estimated by Siguor Bocca at *125.000.000. Macaulay, in one of his essays, un dertakes to prove that the idea of pa triotism generally entertained by the ancient Greeks was a very questionable virtue, and that the quality which U stood for was not necessarily beneficial to society. The Portuguese govern ment seems to have arrived at some thing like Macaulay's opinion, and has issued a proclamation forbidding pa triptic meetings in Lisbon. WHY THEY TWINKLE. When Eve hnd led her lord away. And Cain had killed hie brother. The stare and flowers the poets ray. Agreed with one another. To cheat the running tempter's art. And teach the race its duty. By keeping on its wicked heart Their eyes of light ami beuuty. A million sheepless lids, they say, Will be at least a warning; And so the flowers would watch by day, The stars irooi eve to morning. On hill and prairie, field nnd lawn, Their dewy eyes upturning. The flowers stiil wateh irom reddening dawn Till western skies are burning. Aias! each hour of daylight tells A tale of shame so crushing. That some turn white as sea-bleached shells And Borne ore always blushing. But when the patient stars look down On all their light discoveries. The traitor's smiles, the murderer's frown, The Ups of lying lovers. They try to shut their saddening eyes, And iu the vain endeavor We see them twinkling in the skies. And su they wink lererer. — O. W. Holmes. , ONE AWFUL SIGHT'S WORK. London Saturday Review. N E night I went to bed with glossy brown hair, and the face ot a girl of 18; next morn ing I left my room with hair as gray as it is now, though forty-two years have passed away since then. In onenight anawtul horrorstruck me suddenly with the weight of scores of years. My father was a Mr. Marriot, a ship broker, who lived in Ilussell square with his family, consisting of my mother and four children of whom I was the eldest. One morn ing, in the December of 1842, while we were sitting at breakfast, my mother said, as she finished reading a letter which had just been delivered, «'It's from Judith. Sho wants Ellen to go and stay a month at The Wil lows. But I do not like the idea. She never even called on us when she came back to England last summer Besides, wehave known almost noth ing of her for years past." "Oh! I should like immensely to see Aunt Judith," I cried. "But you have never seen, nnd don't know anything about h*«r," re plied my mother. "It is nearly ten years now since I saw her, and she didn't leave a very pleasant impres sion on my mind. I had not seen her of course, since I was a child, but, as I have often told you, there was something curiouB and weird about her that, was not to my liking. In fact, she did not seem like a sister of mine." Aunt Judith was my mother's el der sister by fifteen years. When she was about twenty she married a German baron who was a professor in a university. Why it was nobody knew, but some two years or so alt er her marriage Aunt Judith became very apathetic ns regarded her rela tions in EnglfWfd;' and but rarely cor responded with them. Her husband, the baron and pro fessor, died about three years before the time of which I speak. Mourning cards were unknown in those days; still she might have sent a word to inform her sister of her bereavement. To our great astonishment, it was only from a friend who attended his funeral that we heard, casually, that he was dead and that she was a wid ow. tar, Erf. I« a Well, both my father and my moth er were unwilling to let me go to The Willows: my mother, because she had, or seemed to me to have a prejudice against her sister; my father, for no reason that 1 could make out, except that he echoed my mother. At all events, I overcame their opposition at last, an«l started, one fine, or rather gloomy, morning—for the clouds were dark and heavy. I remember, as I left London—for The Willows, a mansion in Warwick shire which had been left to my Aunt Jndith by my grandfather. Travel ing was slower in those days than it is how, and it was not until 6 o'clock in the evening that I drove, in the lumbering coach which conveyed me, up the dreary carriage path which led to The Willows. Aunt Judith had only returned to live thcrednring the past »ix months, so I was not surprised to find the place in a very untidy state. Such, at least, was my impression from what I saw through tho darkness of the evening. Things, however, seemed to change up to tii to As for the better when we drew house itself. It was agreat,straggling building, which stood for more than a century, and was cold and forbid ding to look at from the outside. But from the windows, and what I could see of the hall, it seemed to be well lit, warm nnd well appointed within. A female »errant same out to meet me as the coach stopped at the door. "Mile. Marriot?" she inquired, in a German voice, as I descended. "Yes," I replied. "Ah! your aunt would like well to see you," she said. "I shall takeyou to her. Bhe is dressing for dinner." I followed her upstairs, und into a large bedroom. Htanding before a glass at the end of the room woe a tall woman whom, from tiie descrip tion I hnd heard of her, I immediate ly recognized ns Aunt Judith. Her figure wa« very erect, almost majestic, but her face puzzled roe. *• U The features were very regular, and clearly drawn. There was in them a considerable amount of power, and yet, what I could not understand, a curious, wizened, almost craven ex presssion, which just bordered on be ing sinister. I was only a girl at the time, and knew nothing of physiog nomy, but, instinctively, 1 felt a sense of uneasiness as I met her keen gray eyes, which seemed never to rest for a moment, to wander about as if at I the bidding of an uneasy spirit, though her demeanor was otherwise curiously calm and self possessed. "Your room is not ready yet, but it will be presently, she said, when we had greeted each other; "you can dress here. We have a few friends to dinner to-night. Your parents are well, I hope." "Your parents!" and this in allu sion to her own sister, whom she had not seen for years' Her greeting-iu fact, her manner, everything about her—was perfectly polite, but strange* lv cold. "Yes," I replied, "they are all quite well, thank you," "You can comedown stairs when you are ready," she continued, as »he stood before the glass, giving the last touches to her toilet, aW%^ mL,Ss et Th,5 better go down—they will he waiting for me," Baying which she lett the 1 room. A curious woman, I thought, when she was gone; and, altogether, I did not care much about her—perhaps, also, I was alittlesorrythat against the wishes of my parents. 1 had come to the Willows at all. When I came into the drawing room I found a Äd fc£ra TheTwerfcd^ my aunt and an elderly Gennan lady, » who «H a relative of her late bus SKSlM , ,. nis wue ana two unngntera, tne man ofaboUdx"Ör seven and twenty! the squire mid three or four others, who like mvself were stnvimr on a visit at the house Dinner passed verv pleasantly. We had musicandadance when thegentiemen came up stairs. Altogether I en* joyed myself very much and it was past midnight when wo' arose from ! thé supper table. One thing I did notice almost unconsciously during : the evening, and this was a strange, 1 absent, and at the same time search ing expression which sometimes came upon Aunt Judith's face. It was as though she were looking at or for something which was invisible to everybody else. Well, when supper was over, and those of the guests wl.o were leaving the house had taken thei- departure I went with Vunt Judith to her bed room "to see" she said "whether Sophia had got mv room ready vet " Sophia was waitin''for us when we entered the room and my aunt and she immediately began to ' talk in Gennan What they wero i savin«'I could not tell, ns I diil not understand the language; but some how, from their manner or the tone of their voice, it seemed to me as if they werediscussingsomethingwhich they did not want me to know about, "My dear, I am sorry the room i hod intended for von 'is not ready yet. It will be ready to-morrow, but ■for to-night vou must sleep in an-i^ other room." Here Sophia said something in | German, nnd ufter a moment's pause Annt Judith said, as it in answer; | "The blue room. Yes, my dear," ; she continued, sneaking to me, "it is an old fashioned room, but very ■ comfortable. Sophia, will show you ; toit. Good night, dear." ; Again the curious look I ha«l no ticed before came over her face a» I left the room with .Sophia, who walked liefere me with a candle. We went np a flight of »taira that led to to n port of the building whieh seemed to be but lit tie used. At the top of these »fairs there was a Jong narrow passage, the walls oi which j were line«! witti oak panels. When ! we got to the end of this passage we turned to the right and went a few ! yards down anothor and similar pas- ! sago, until the servant openo«l a door that led into a spacious l»ed chamber. Having put tho candle on the man telpiece, and laid my traveling bag, which she carried with her, on tho floor, she looked curiously round the room, and then, when she had hidden me good night, went out und shut the door. I felt very nervous ns I looked about the apartment, which seemed to be in an uninhabited part of the large house, and was furnished, 1 thought, in an antique nnd rather grewsorne manner. 1 ho lolty walls, paneled as they were with wood paint ed blue, contrasted strangle witli tho heavy silk window curtains, which were of a dark red color, and with old portraits in oil that hung in massive oak and ebony frames. The chairs mid tables were all cumbrous and old fashioned, and, as to the bed, it almost frightened me to think ot sleeping on it, so vast and gloomy did it look with its huge canopy und somber curtains. It is not easy to get to sleep at once during the first night of one's stay in a strange house, especially if anything has happened to make the mind uneasy and suspicious. For a long time I lay awake wondering at the curious look I had seen on Aunt Judith's face, and shivering now and again, as I thought how fur away I was from the rest of the household. If I were to be taken suddenly ill, or if anything were to happen to me dur ing tiie night, what could I do? Thero wnsaliell rope in the room, butl had forgotten to ask Sophia whether it communicated with a bell,and, if so, whether there wasafiy one to answer my ring. Isolated as I was in tills large and gloomy chamber, my mind was agitated with vague leurs, audit must have Been nearly two hours before I got to sleep, How long this state lasted 1 ui> not know, when suddenly I awoke, in a moment 1 was wide awake, staring before me into the black darkness and listening intently to the profound about me. Why was l doing this, i asked myself, but could not give any answer. Something must have hap pencil to awake me. W hat was it . I wondered. I looked and listened. There was only blackness and silence. For many seconds 1 lay thus peer ing and listening, and was just on the point of shutting my eyes again, when, glaring at them through the darkness, l saw two other eyes, and hot on my cheek came the breath ot something—man, or beast, or mon ster! I drew my head some inches , j, back; the eyes, to which mine were riveted, advanced. 1 felt a term bending over the side of the laid. It stoppeu. The eye# stopped, the form became motionless. In the pure. agony of the moment—actuated bv , that alone—I rose a little in my Bed, and bent my head forward; the form also rose, and the eyes, which were still fastened to mine, retreated, -lx they did so. to niy unutterable horror iST* U " It was within a few inches of my of 1 own and now my eyes, becoming ue- t customed to the darkiu-ss, could ace Wl ^^V^^^Â^ÎÙ'q.Lm ght 7om 0 Âan aîe o^7dSn»b man la come irom un apo or u uuiuu P«m-and heiore my faecumted gaze flashed two row» of shining teeth. * he creature—monster or maniac (u "J"** Xjup^n my^facn SÄ whiÄwfoi eye. » ho ™ like . th » V» ol " t «" r ' " w * w ^'"fne thin-stavi"'lt Juât ' onethingrftoTlh^i»"l Inallthe of my terror I comprehended "hat that one thing was. It was the power of my eyes. 1 was fighting au eye battle with the monster. Into its dreadful eye* I gazed, n* though I was gazing into the verv 9 J?ate# of hell. Like the eye# of a wild beast, they teemed ever restlessly ! Pouring forth a > tumultuoua torrent ! passion, and ever restlessly in : ««arch ol mine, which yet they shrank 1 from when they met. ( distantly ns ; they did «0 there was the same hide ous inarticulategibber ot baffled rage, Thus some two or three hours at least must have passed until the day light began to steal in through the curtains, which were only partly j dr . n J?" . . . . , " hen thß ,1 ^ ht came the sight be fore me was even more horrible than "Y imagination had conjured in the dark. Crouching by the side ol the birge t>o<i, between the window nod ; me, was a man. But such a man! A tflU nmn in 11 Howln K K«wn, with ! ' ,on -• matted, unkempt yellow hair i »«'i beard, his fiice deadly white, but ev,>r : v muscle in it throbbing in con vulsive sympathy with the tires that hlazeil from iiis wild an«i awful pus, j Minute after minute passed, though ; 1 took no heed ot them. All my ! thought, all my strongtii was con centrât*«! into the one weapon I had — n *Y eye». Still, 1 felt at last that I could not prolong the battle much on ^ er- . ^ hat was I to do. My strength was giving way. The mon | or mania was becoming more J' nd more excited, foaniit.g at the | bps ami uttering short., sharp cries ; W ll <> , u ' s « cuel hngers worked convulsively, as though they »«-re ■ impatient to lie on their prey, ; So long as I could wanl him off ; with my eye., he dn red «iota Inu nt 'uter; directly, thron ness, I ilroppsl them, he would fall upon me and tear me to ph-ces. My strength was going. A look of ex ultation came upon his face. The A So I l TÄ „ft faint , 1 H , hn<J lasted for a long time, ^b« God. would no one over com«-? I* 1 « glare of triumph increase«!. My j e yc* were getting dim. Hm (nee was ! K^Gng nearer anil more exulting, H,; eme«l ns though another spirit ! came suddenly into my body—-I wa« ! hardly conscious ol' what I did—look lr jP 1,1 -p his eyes withnstrength that d*d not «eem to be mine, I rose in my heil, bent forward my body, eye to oye, drove the creature bock till was more than n yard Irom the bed slipped from the bed—gave one spring —caught the handle of tho door, and was in tiie passage running. There was nn awful noise liehiml me of wild yells and laughter nnd pursuing feet. As I fled, screaming, down flight after after flight of stairs, it grew nearer and nearer. The monster was upon me. A nmni«er of people seemed to tie about me. I heard shouts and blows—a contused trampling, shout ing nnd scuflliiig—and then all was dark. When I awoke I was in lied. I had been very ill lor many days, they snid. It was a long' time before I was a!lowe«l to see a looking glass; when I did I found that ray beauti ful brown hair was gray. ] chnnged its color in that one he I if a I if It hnd awful night. Tiie maniac was Aunt Ju dith's only child, who had escaped during the night from tho room where he wnsconflned. Aunt Judith, and tho baron when he was alive, had secretly kept tho poor creature since it had been discovered during its infancy to be insane. The con stant sorrow and anxiety which it entailed wa», I may add, the cause *"f most of what was strange about Aunt Judith. He: will you marry me, Mis» Hauteur?— Miss II.: I would hepleaned to. if I was a clergyman, Who is tiie happy girl? How much older than you is your eldest sister?—Boy: I don't know. She takes off a year annually, and i expect we will bo twins liefere very long. A THE LAND OF RE8T. n ■<> slowl r ii uc * # „ lr « i „hull * 0 , j, ut ou lny | illB m tappy auna that 1«, th* lUy look«! !<>r *o loaf, H.s c— t- tak; toth.t That pss<«h>l land. th. U»J of Urn*. - Even Money onaSnark. About t y rty miles off the port of , . headed tor San 11 * > . . ,, , Francisco, a big »hark suddenly up penred on the »teumer'e port qnnr and oniv a biscuit throw away, -d for a time he was theoWrved of all observer« He was estimated t u be fifteen feet long, and the aailore Wl , ro agreed that they had never «*n a larger one. lie kept a baleful *y«> on the ,>eople crowding to the j * rail to «.*, him, and although pork ant | other »tuff were thrown over (u , no attention to the food. It looked a« if hehad lately gorged him- j tell, or was bound to have one of the paasetigers. He appeared at 1 Uo'doek j ' U the «.renoon, and had not moved ' za inch when night came. Haylurht J found him »till there, and when uoon j .-»me and that wicked .larboard eye ; of Ins continued to »tare at ua word went round the «hip that some one was doomed. We had with u» two Kiiglish cockney» who were making 9 tour of the world, and as the que» turn turned upon who would foil ti victim, one of them drawled out ! "I «ay. Fuatua, hut W« your bloom in* chance to make or lose t#li pun'« if ye dares." ; " (>w a.that? osk>'d the other. I "II I wagers a ten that the get» ' vou h'over i If one of h'us his to j be got h'lta you." "lione, Tommy," replied the other without looking un from his book. j Night came und the shark »tili i bung on. Daylight cam- again .u.d he was still there Some ol th« pn«» enger» pooh-poohed, hut I think nil were somewhat affeettsi by the mon st.r'» ;*r»istetiry. At 'about 10 ; o'clwk wo sight«-.! a water inggml vessel and ran dose to her. All the ! passengers had crowded to tiie port rail, when »«»me movement precipl tattd both cockneys into the «te»», They mn*le a grout splash ns they fell, und disap[tear«-«i for only three j or four secon*fa. W hen tliey ram*«te ; the surface tiie at««amer was alrea«ly ! checking speotl, ami ns they la-^nn to , tread water to kwp atloat, we li«-ar«l one of them sny: "Fustus. old boy, I'm going to win ! that ten." | "Not hif I knows tn«-*elf, Tommy," replie«! tho other. *Tm a bloom in — !" ! Beyond the valley lyin* low. Through which our lee* »owe day eh nil go. Beyond the hijl* bill'* purid» h»«e, That etretchee Isr beyond our *»••• There it* n |>lsce ni«'»* eweet and bleet, Which here we call the Lau«l ot Keet. A land with hill» and valley» talr. And many ol our loved ouea there; So eiteutly, and one by one They went the loueeoiue journey on; AU, with white hand* upon their breast, Went out into the Laud ol Keel. I long that happy bourne to eee, l long to know bow it will be When lire! thee« eye* ot uilne behold The land ol which the prophète told; Olniy inheritance poeeeeeed. When »hall 1 come to that Land ot Beat ; ' Wo had forgotten tho »hark in tho excitement. Ail ««ye« were on the two j nteti, who wore taking matter» very j cooly, wh«*n the ott«« ralted Fueto* ! throw up hi» arm» with a »cream nn«i disappeared. Next moment the oth ^,n B ''* nl pic l7 1 "J' hy ""Ion rnrne aboard, chnnged hi» clothe», and a» he «-«imo out to enjoy a pr«.m j enade and «mokohecalniiy remark««! to u»; "I told 'iin I'd win hit, hnn*l j I 'ore, hand I'll leave hit to you ' gent« Inf I took hanny hanfnir had- 1 vantage to do hit?''-New York Sun ^ __ ; ^ __ Sho Did Not Relish Hor Grapos« Many years ago there ret unie, i from a four abroad a young lady of Bos- | ton society, who by dint of n course | of atufly in a rarinian LoariHrtj; ; school of high flegroo, nn«l of mon? or !*** rosidenci) among tlm British firUfxwrr»/.* ^ # aristocracy, to sa nothing of a grounding in good Bostonian cnltl vation before she was taken abroad had become n thoroughly polished nnd accomplished young person Tins young lady, who afterward Im distinguished in Boston society related an odd story of nn experience at the Russian court while her father «■ «b. had hail the most remarkable nU«>n Dons "howered upon her at the Bits, t 7«»Vy'i ' .ï ' 0 w , ftM •nongh to attribute these honors to tiie fact n otesl' 0 fr W,l "/ ( rom - thn fo'intry re motest, from Russia, and that Amer wore at the time quite a curi osity at the court of the Czar. But her friends, quite rejecting this ex thatw^L ' ^0 preference that was accorded her to her beauty, WWtÜ r «if«' l 1 occ 2hipijshments. is certîdn'thnr^î *ave|>eendue to, it Is certain that at astnt,«dinner given byonnof the Imperial grand iluke*. iiuiD.'over ti!« h""? « u te over tiie head« oi all tho noble dowagers and miscellnneoim duché« giv*' 1 ,: a h!'Ï," ( , ,TT'"' ,l10 r V" rt ' nn ' l d I , "s ie Un I tho Kn,n ' 1 niko » left. hand. A« *ho sat at din tier, the devoured of all devourers, and ns the end of the feast was near; iliîî nS 0 anm.nr H t Wa V' nM1K, 'V Tl "'- y rnarkalile 1 f!ut H ° a* 0 'fhy^hlngr« who gran ÏL Î American girl, to «■ltv"lid th 7nTt , . C0 , y , 'V' , ,K,V ' i« ta Z , 0n ,' ,r the n ato went t . ? UnCh ', / h , OT1 Who ,èlïod l n« lf 7 f r ' ln<1 ,,uke ' wno uupcij blniself to-four grapes. came leans ■ 1 A nil then the fruit was the prince« of high degr«* thm» grapes. ön# or two heljml themselves to two, und"; lima« of the company at the u had to he conteut with apiece. Ol course the American dri realized by tliia time that « a prodigious rarity i u Petersburg, and were product »m il fabuloiM coat that even roT, contented itaeif with two or H Hut. in »pite of their coat, ah# dared that »he had never eat« bunch of grape« whieh »he had oycd lea» than alte did this 01 lioaton Transcript. „ ., Gotting Into Print » A New York publisher, or rath gentleman cditiiriallvi otn. -, 1 publishing firm in Ne* York, | recently t hie story about a novi u | l4r eontrl butor to the ma^aii |je, with hi» partner» ■». n.„i, . ^ ' «•■* on« day al siz year» ago, when a gentleman tered. He au» in great diatreai, tiiter aoine hesitation »«id in something like tW: "itis with« embarrassment that 1 bava euae, however, that 1 hope vo» accept, My daughter ia a y 0 i Uuiutiful. and talented girl 81 my only child, and a!,, ia motWi, I have «iHiileil and K«. .. « |nt , ,, mit unhai»tiin*«» line» it in j tt flWt» her health '•hr it eue j lag desperately Ul at my mid«» Brooklyn with» fper that «.I j ' . au J r 'oJ, J %t#U U manu™ j fused to eat when *he rwvi ; ">* 'j"* * g !'! !> worgea herselt into a ueiinsm. j- io.p«*4U. l«r .... or her nut*, ** j **" **• J** medicine and will dl» II *m ran i *tOfy in print, and ««•htl alwav* done what eh# thnw»»iarf do, l oellev# tuai l »nul hm daughter H you will nut nient I I Accept it. ' rbe poor frllow was otemfMt j wUb mortification after this *ed aton, but managed to atammar i that he was a rich man and »tiling to pay the editor» htind*n i >y «I they would grntdy the *b.B his apolte.1 child, and. produrtag manu* r.pt, begged hern to m it and mo whether it did not b «Officient merit to enable tfwm print it without serionalv on their litemry taste. T! <>f course, reject «ni the bribe, lot, «»« kind hearted men, vnimoc « more than their renders' #(>pr tion. co»s»-nt.>daftcr««omed»ca*4 to take the story, my frwnd ha n«r*Ttalne«l from fhegirl sphyak that tiie father a account wsa a lutely true, lie also leumc-i th* , suit ofthemteihgen<'ettp-*nth-'j<. woman, who ni «»nr«« to*»k a tun the better, rapidly recover*-!, an ! »non ner»oMit»lel»eKnntowritens | aetklingfwr ne\t contribution W same pu# iij*here,wbofbun«lit*o| that sho I» now one of their mi ! «on tribu tors.—HartfonJ t «»unm ti it QM were * oa ma W(1 .' .j w tdi j j ! _ *'* mile» oat of ik-nnieori. Tes., one «lay there wero five or «ix l* ""Ion the veranda, when a man . . _ . i, r i. a i j mul * enm * nlön # nD '* , ' trmltice«! bimnelf a» n book j While hi» pro«pectn» wo» beinjtl ' OT | nromul he took a chair. »M 1 , „„.1 lighted u< f ' cl to thn ; for a »moke. He wo» quite n I n l* nrt ,rom lb * rw ' 1, nn 1 at ol the veranda, the floor * almost flash with theeartbJ A Busy Book Agent We were visiting nt a ranch n an* | | aWfty f B ; by tho twin. M ot *«?î tletneherl hiimwlffrom th#fC nmi p,,tere< | wk*« an optn window right one* ami the colonel nj.penn this and commanded: "Lett move for his life until I P" t •* rattlesnake has crept out ol th '">*h u>>d«r thestrai.ger « «na \y„ a) | io( ,k<«i that way ing was to be «een, bat 0 » euch understood the colonel « nct £ 1 ' fnr "? ,ook "7,7«feta sr » slightest He was looking I down the road, and lie kept hli there as he observed: ■«Dura my luck, but I m nlUw ning up agin snai*t How big feller?'* —Hes a whopper,"answered 0 ns "And this ta August, whentbfl |»nlf blind nnd the most deadly* ««Yes "Did'the kernel say he wo» after his »hooter? "Y«.s "How long will It take him? "About ten minute«, but in «fteen '• "Humnlil Well. gent«. I'm men, und I « ! ' _ fifteen minutes. You .!*■■"* I IM J nrimoectUH around anil git give rue your order«, ana I'M IlHle wink o' sleep 1 wi.lrlniç for the kernel to P«>P| durneu' viper! « And sure'» I'm n living man tied down in his chair to wo« drowsy god, and I'd bet h tho to one that lie felt quite snake was there, Just . 1 « we pr ed.-NuW York Sun. was his right hand, and only two Irtish. WH nnd ■ * n • ' suri