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D*VOTED TO TIlE WELFARE OF MAIDSON PARISH. VOL II N' :30. TALLULAH MADISON PARISH LA SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 5, 1s85 T1iRM d8.01 PElR 1EA1 .O . • . . I . I .II.I . i - I I l * i! * I I e**i**"*i*i* , I I* 3 INYSTERY OF UXIIDRIIO. ;a1 Was a raleatiag later. IA eat fr EverybodF. Iiang ar3ekid. care Uxbrdge. Mai, is erplexed by a mner ryrof a very aggravatin nature. not there is no tragedy or scandal of any the knd inavolved in the matter, and for king that reason the goes ps can find abso- the L.y th ag to base an extended siam ti upon. It concerns only and a rsan drectly. though another one mat mes to have some connection wth 1. of I Jet be ng a murder, a scandal, a mys- ro Wrios d.sappearance, or anyth ng of dow eat sort, it might be thought that it the -weld be eay of eolut on, but it isn't. 'du 'O ew did Levi Wilson get richP is the the -sstlon wh ch promises to agitate the and lt in that section for generations 'a me. 1 gut W.eoa began lfe as a stable boy. sev P he as at work in a factory at ma - Spr dge at a1.76 a di, and up ant Stht tame he had never had a hun- the dbd dollars at one time in his life. I we The be d sappeared and nothing was I a mes of him for two years. In 187: he but "eed 'to Uxbr'd e wearitg fine wit joshes and earr.ing large 4unms of vet moaey in his pockets. He opened a in beak account, hought lands, built uri bouses, married. purthased a hotel brc a d Std if up at a gr at expese. lig wet to Europe, travaled through or Ameries, drove fast horses, and, a do sheat,'be ame the cap talist of the eve ase. Has money came to h'm in In- ms I tllmeats of $60,000, and alter a ligte ful - was noticed by his bankers tlit be: "Tmjttances were Inyariably se4t po p Mcen. a wealthy man tel in.Wor" ester. There was to ter :* I .i' Iet Moen lndignantlyd ter r saiwe rum and Wilson said for lg. Ten years have passed. and th( me lalittances cont nue .n about the sam an order. Occasionally they are delayed e oin sues oen, whereupo Ie. l st es and both hold their to ee Even their lawyers do not r: - lme nature of the claim. for none gdMalp~, ti have yet been permitted to di p todrial, and the compla.nts that no hed are not specific. No wonder 4 rral gossips are at theirwit's ends. Interest in the case has been re tived by the :pstitut on of. a suit for $1,,1O0 by W lson against Moen. The teys of. each say it will never gop ttr al, and ]Moen hmself ad dmt;t he w 11 pay anything that nt 'Is bone W Ison. Moen is an elder- w ly rma, rho has an income of $.250,000 c :uemr, waile W ison Is at 11 young. ic K oslatter spends his money with a ti p'soihad hand i d is something of a st No one ever raw the men to- at "uIe. and nobody can imag no what w sature of the r relations s. It s a to s-. mrae and Moen and Wilson are e, !t Wh!stle Ameag the Ieebergp. b . 1 -launch whistled frequently as tl at tleMamed along. and we knew after- A :ishd. tilt the sound was made by s5 Athm who lay in the tent, which was 8 . btlown down. Brainard and a qg-s needed in ereep ng ot from r .-udSda, folds and crawled to the top i-tda h lanear by, from which was visa- b Wsteop towqir Lake Sabino. At '!ddllmtkwd seen by them: and t ,Jjderard returned to the tent, telling d Ssesht despair of his face that I was no hope." The survivors i d sseused pli able c rsq o the a ae" ant dee l .t wal the wind 1 tMelg ter.thuea gu of d t, uac. ' ma-dL l.oag crept b gher up the 1 at' d watched attenti'ely in the di- v sat.en from whith the sound had ap- i ý ut A smal., black ob:ect Sit'r t itt !be~s arock, but I dn had been seen there before. A t ths, wh te clappablode asbove it; t h a ear caught tie weleae se 4 ai d the poor fellow kndw that relief had a lon. - was a sad, p tin- t t-he back of a white flan:el Sudersh'gtheli 1lfig adir of drawers a, pgiee otbles bunt ng tacked to I _ear. The eort proeed too much a "- as ad4 hth5d't dbssdkLted on'the i Iprk kY, gt uoto~ o he rel of A i.r In th a with lpouf I bIIe "Long rose agdr n aid fairly I dawn 11, lia his eagern.ssto aget them. ' It . Why He ailed. 89 ri. Yar9 .' sa'd the young maug 1 '4 eame to ask )ou'for the hAnd of Sinnrdhhter." i)qrhandt' fon men tochter. Fir by dtad deral~it' fn'metntoch dmi aks Katrina only Tone b'd5~I YTou ya peen a fool.at n got towe handte.l' ,"Wll-)u-ye eeuseme. I---I of S-4-U '. TY een a sehtutter Iler, eoh? I no seohttter feller in meiom - S ibi I 8ka$t8vas p etrer od en uou e I nnd iearn dot schtutter "keae me, please; but-" dop dvs po oscuse for. dot planmess. Ouf dot (ott aesb tay, yeou don't gea' helip4t, So ,_you d n'r dot look out bW ih b~tfs- c hillern got go a' all der time I--I-1P' I purdy ergot bshu srmttersaea dalk;' mit Iye. tisr a vs'tySoreafle. ' I And the oung man then wast awn Wrl.. bt.'meanrca they ' 'w i wised. Ma• y , ._o, but i__ le eoao¢ bh Maby peeple.ae exje i It arile ef food and dress when Shemper ones would he el e wa -t~tr sad more snLabf~le o Lagulatllb tble expenase there r want o economy. A little uae ma tsr they oatai , the wants of the A w ecomomy In tlve - is favorable to health. aln thin 9iiL.I· I dars's Cr:eas Freaks. some Xw Taut Times. desci A physical monstrosity almost equal- i ou. lag the Prince of Trepotkine is the hand carefully guarded son of a well-to do traet merchant occupying a costly mansion tuOna not far from the southern boundary of ase the Central Park. The Pr;nce Treuot- ire . kine, who is justly rearded as one of I phy the most br lliant minds in the Rus- o sian Empire, is the physical prodigyv In, and monstrosity of an intellitent fin, man with h s head at the terminaton in ti of his ri, ht arm, and a hand and arm rem; rowingr out of his neck and fall nag oper down over his breast. Born in 1833. long the Pr nee has received a thoron h cdu-ation, and is known throughout the Russ'an Emp're as a statesman Ti and poet of hi. h order. and t 'he monstrosity that is so ca-efully very | guarded in the mans on on West fifty- In ti sevsntjt street, .s a Perfectly formed disth Sma about 30 years o:d, whose head bein sadiface is a block, as it we:e: that is. Gest " the sides and the top of the head, as and .well s the fa e. a-e pa fectly fat or of tl slab lded. The ears do not protect, men a but art interlineatal, and the same Earl s with the features, the nose being a spec f very slight protuberance, but natural t.es s in its functions. There is a good exte t growth of hair on the caput; the eye- pric 1 brows are perfect, but excepting a that light mustache no beard has ever In a grown on the face beyond a coating of sids a down. Thus deformed. no efort was amt I ever made to educate the unfortunate bec: man, for the reason that he is so will- mot a ful that it has always been deemed wee t best to let him have his own way. He pric t posssses, however, much natural in- var; telligence, and has a remarkably re- per tent.vq memory, and, to a certain ex- 4.64 tent he has educated Limself. Never add forgtting anything he hears, he re- of 4 members dates, names and occurrences two and can carry on a conversation by re- oft t eating what he has hea-d on the sub- br. ie.t, evincng an intell'gent apprecia- she ir ton of what he is saying. Chiro- Du. tt raphy excites in him the liveliest in- of 4 he reft and wo:.d'sr, and one of his wet to dioyvrcrasies is to treasure all pieces at at f writing that he comes acrcs s. He the ir also much deligh~ted by piclures. Mr s. d illustrated papers form his chief ed e- unement. The ample means of the ant ,r ly erble them to provide him vet eo th an attendant and every comfort. tal er besides he ha; an inher.tance from pal a- kandfather, formerly a very promi- me at At merchant in New England, which ent r- w the compounded interest and so- if c Do c d incJme wh ch has been alloweld is g. to qceumula'e in his tru t in event of of i a laztly misfortune, now amounts to a rea a sn I tile fortune. He is gener Uy wo o- amible and passive, al hough self- lar at willid, and is apparently perfectly con- a i Ia tent w;th his lot. At t mes, how- the re ever he beromes cross ani vic ous, ten w,.eahe can only be g ,verned by h's at e.*nt, now an ag.d Irish-woman, who la had h s care ever since his w, birth. He occ:ipies a s.tit of rooms at 4 as the tosof the house and, being rather to .r- weak. bit not otherwise unhe lthy, the y seldonl.ar a to le.ve hats apartments. p as He is alowe 1. whenever Inel ned to do to ad so, to ream about the house accom- thi em ran'ed h s nurse. no op The ely v cons trait manifes'eA ba at- by the utfortnatste man is when in a 1i At bad humsr he always makes an effort pr nd to sta-tl afire, and the s ght of fames co ng dri es hm almost to a tren-y of de at I ght mixd with savage glee. Once ! rs he ran ahead of his nurse and man- A he age- to secrete h msl'e in the cellar. ud Notunmm'aiat'1"l fao l, he hwas allow pd to r tun n :nole;tcd, thi n::r e he balievin be, would r.tveal h'mrelf w di- when l-e fo ad that to earch was to- e p- lug made for him. Not appearing. in ret I owever, the n:r e repaired to the cel- f mt lar and fou:id him throwing wood int to A the furnatc. ev dently w th the intea it; tonof srtig a b g hla e. As o dl id a'*he saw th6 nurse he slunk back into ad a co ner, evidently determ ned to de l fend him-c.f i his retreat to watch m athe e tire lhe had strted. It is reme ia- bered that shcril. eefore his birth the i el mother was terribly freightened by a rs ire in the neighborhood which threat- h to ened to extend to the build ngof which ch s;e was an inmate. His Id oat ncrasy the in regard t) te ref is phps eloglcally ti ef accoun ed for or attributed to this fact. , I sit'and watch thef- e ft theja ife. te orah. ga.s berning by the hour i ety in dbntentmlatve Interest sabd e6bhtent- ii to ment. The grate in his room is pro- , tectel by a strong iron nrtwork under Ionk aid key, and the gas burners are siml.arlyv inclosed, so as to prevent hu ht frwomar hi .. tie tape. It is a feared tdBat tomh, ' iLenited to - tampe With the burler in Pe- of his P etr -losr n 10is. An Indulgence is to tallitm o jlgate auantity of pa-:1 Sper. ~tlbhkrning *f uhbab ho h m ' ;. meh wesause.. Pereti , ather asmoi aILc aj, h,.. t.o us ly oU~l'id 1 bet . taj f the! tobawo schkll him and he ihs nev ter e' snee attempted to become a smo- j ala ker.. It py?- s.s h!m. hwevels, tot o watch his faler smoke. and wifwll fre £webn raequt h, fathlr to dot faav. She was a pfetrlv eed, t beaut i:ful, healthy l ttleh ld. it he appearuee of thb head ind face of tili u fortusate man smg:ests that t te sad saboth-l me hadt ofbeen placed on h features as he was I growing, sad the result s that the garowh of all the features and the carves of the fase and bead have been I msuppresed d abd mad, uiflorli smooth all around-l He wa bo Wr I tia ab-s ded dearmi v boweser, . sadt e owth has not deve sd any et ' the features or the abshpao e ha-d 1 Ther is a number of deformities of * theheaed, eeasad fao psr guly r-, . rtmblIt those of a pit. a~ do this ' rha lcass e idans aacriotblssnteh - s la tr ek of astmur Usually0 -'y pouscsS deformities of thi eats a oe viclously inelined, but thIbs man has o I-" bad tabif. He a cleanly ant careful rhen of his personal appearance, and ael wrY doer,~t any treoub.e to his anue to - whom be s apparentlv much attached. ** It is foitunatefor h m that the 1 I use- dent of b:rth placed him a such good u1 * retmtances. In a more humble uv sphere of life he would probably hhkve 4 Sthe ,een placed In a museum. Mot of the ,.,fdeform t es exh.bited in such plaees, "'r howe~il---abag btheo the- 4n-erab ,- . g t ".uru , m .y-ar slay y e se- ces of distorted growth, which the thn uar.eon's knafe could easily remedy an t-t may not be nt otPlae to I Psallg that an attlek'mt thie e some months aso in these columns. I describing a deform'ty in a d me mu seum of a youth whose fingers on both hands had all Crown together, S*- A a tratted the attention of thas unfor tunate boy. and. learning that such a I t case of arrested grow th could he eas ly there remedioed, he applied to a humane physic'an. and had an operation per. pher formed wh:ch resultcd in h's re over- stint ing, or rather obta'u:ng, full u e of h's Ther fin,.er. The freak of nature described in this art cle. however, is beyond don remedy by the surgeon's scalpel, or an hide operat on would have been performed front long ago. Itoba all ti lstery of the Tulip. IaO t The tulip is a nat've of the Levant frot and the warmer par.s of AsIa. and is frost very common in Syria and Palestine. Text In the ye.:r 1550 the tul p was rapidly Mex distributed through all parts of Europe. buffs being brought from Persia by Corad to Gesner. an eminent German physc ano and naturalist. The scientitic name Men of the tulip, ' tulipa ge ner nna,"com- nmou memorates the labors of its introducer. whet Early in the seventeenth century the special cultivation of particular varie- ou tes was prosecuted to a considerable .an extent in the Netherlands. and the off n pric of the roots was h:gher in value O0 than that of the most lWrous metals. InD the years 1634 to 637 the posses sind of choice tulip'becalme so strong seY. among the Dutch that dealaig in them sion became one of the most important witl money speculations, and the bulbs were sold and resold at enormous a prices. For one root of the Viceroy heI variety S250 was paid, wh le for a Scm- ing per Augustus a person agreed to give E 4.600 florins (e iual to £4o0). with the the addition of a new carriage and a pair of horses. Apother agreed to give twelve acres of land for a s:ngle root ed of this sort. As late as the year 17:4 righ SMr. Groom, of Clapham, catalogued was show tulips at enormous prices: a Duchess af Cambr:dge, Princess Mary skel of Cambridge; and hltss Eliza Seymour Den were sold at 100 gu neas each, others I 5at 0, 21 and 10 guineas per root. In kha I the following year, 175., the whole of kat Mr. (room's collection, which cons'st- ih( f ed of over 200,003 roots, was sold at to I Sauct'on, as it stood in the rows, at but 1 very low prices, and from this time the wil tulip as a show flower decl n'd in the .. a public favor at a rapid rate. The com- n-w mercial value for a flower at the pres- up b eat day of a new var;ety of early tul p, if of unusually fine quality, would be it a about l, being only about one tenth lo's I of the value of a new hyac nth. The Ile a reason for this difference is that it v would take fifty years to get up a stock anw large enough to send out; wh le w th th t º- a hyacinth, which multiplies rapidly. the same result coull be produced in C1e I. ten years. A, Dead Baby la a Bale of Raya ca SWeohtagtoa Lette:. ge Great quantit'et of rags are shipped aº r to the United States from all parts of of the world. They are used for mak;ng • * parer, rnd are seat from the seaboard t hl o to the various paper mills threughout De the country. The annual importation he now amounts to about h:tbf a mll on wA bar s. Each bale c>ntains from 4to to oi 1,2 ) pounds of rags. They are tightly at rt pressed together and come into this ne country securily boun-i for sh'pp:ng. Y Iou can have no idea of the sources to me from which these ra;s are oLta:ned. be "- A large amount of them come from ch r Japan, and thousands of ba'es from inl Calcutta. The t'a'cutta raga are the to el' worst. The) are made up in a large th f prt from the wrappi .gs of ,!ead bol ce- . The btl es of the dead are thrown re into the r.ver, and waen these rags hi t float ashore, or can b. otherwise got- be t- ten. they are shipped here for the pa- ti " per trade. Somtimes impurites of th " difter'nt kinds creep into the bales. In vw to one bale not lorg ago a dead baby was c, le- found, and in other bale other foul hmatter has been d scovered. The u "- ,E ptiau rag. are largely tainted w th .Ot he camels' l .tnure. and those gathered tl a from the tntters and streets of Shang- en thal are foul be ond descript'on. A i I great amount of rags comes from lic sy Japan to us. I think thbr are more than forty thousand b:le.. now on the t wa. some of the rags seat to thi' he country come from distr:icts in whech e ur infect ous d sea es are raging. and it t ie a faetworth notic;nlg that all of the d o- vesrsels arriving he e in which small I pox has broken out hate tLecn vessels i, Scarrynlg rage. t S A MaMe Else ia Valae. hto "Where are you going with the pulp- I a-'lt my little manT' asked a gentl a aI asn of a small boysrisom be met mr.th ier tree pps in a basket. s. 'Goln to d(own them," was the re my- l want a >ti for my Iit'e boy to f - play with. What do you ay to let to tig me take one of them?" I ri ll l11 sell you one." s1 oke up the k d. t to with Amer.can enterprise. "* i sc.e --. you this alleranr one for tifty cents, the I In- blck one for se-enty-live cents, and., e the spotted one is worth one dollar of any man's money.' aea "I think my little boy would like the t hat i spotted one best, but youask too much t adr trit. You hal intended drown.ng all ,~a ofI them, but I'll give you twenty-tive tbe eeuts and save you the troub.e of the drowning the spotted one." * *Twelty-Swe cents .or that aspotted a purp!" aexs 'mad the boy. 4 ea'st stand it; taxes a high; rest IrhigL ,r- It costsood money to _get nto the rele ik.Oh. no; I can t take less f "But you intended ta drown-" -- "Take the black one at sevuaty-five -My liUttle boy wouldn't like the black one. ar1 "Take sthe yaSier one at half a dol la. le's dirt aheap. al "My little toy wouldn't like his ci- oolor." l "We'l. then. you" had better tell sed. your hlttle boy to play with bi toes,"' .- I4sanhe oat aed twrd ta e rver% au e 113 was on the Cows well fed. sad which ield a e roporto a o*crema to their b milk iways ae hard better, even Sin warm weather. In suec cows, o , t.i pep'er food, a part at the fat wIe bUall go ltein set parrse in Seh mlL .es ad di eeoarted ia -. BMOOT'S BFLTFALO. How SGmple Texas Yarn--soas of Aa~a on Their MettW. tkn Fr I may remark, incidentally, that An there is something about the atmos- a frin phere of a livery stable that has a thl' stimulating effect on the imagination. pref I pr.efl There is more nnostentatious lying extr: done by old men who sit around in A hide bottom chairs, in the shade in one front of Texas livery stables, chewing west and tobacco and whittling sticks, than in f .o all the Court-houses in the country. and On this occasion there was several old save Mot frosty-faced veterans of pre-adamic pers Texas, swapping yarns about killing that Mexicans and Indians, and hunting into buffalos and mustange. They ee.med for t to lie without the slightest effort. mon Mendacity seemed to roll out of their close mouth by t hemile. I alsonoticedthat tack when any of them told a particularly was tough lie, the others seemed pained, wo and inimediat ely one of them would get thor off a much tougher yarn. I whe One of them was a whitebeardedold his son of Ananias by the name of Demp- ,in sey. lie was a stage driver by profes- and sion. There was another old fellow war with brindle hair tuid a long red nose It named Smoot. These two seemed to i na he rivals in the business of manufactur- minm ing frontier improbabilities. con Ever been out on the headwaters of Mai the Nueces?" asked Smoot. Fra "A thousand times, I reckon. Ikill- jo a ed and skelped a Krankaway Injun Am right at the waterhole in 1837. He Ant was a trifle over eight feet high. His the skelp was as big as a door mat," said er Dempsey, carelessly. srI I "If he was a Karankaway, he must inms have only been a boy. All the Karan- edl kaway bucks I ever shot averaged He about nine feet. Well, as I was going anc to say, I had a narrer escape from a fro buffalo out thar in 1831. I reckon thar gri, was a million of 'em out thar." s:it `'There was more than that when I pec was out thar," said Dempsey, picking dai up a stick to whittle. I "As I was saying, just for the fun of ha' it I thought I would shoot off a buffs- fri io's tail just two inches from his body. abt ile was a cavort in' around, and cos switchin' his tail about, so I didn't bhi Make much of a shot. I shot it off me two and a half from his body." pet lempsey yawned like a cavern and ish replied. thn •You must have been mighty awk- wL 'ard with ia shootin' iron to miss an to: easy shot like that. When I was a ran- 't ger with Jack .,.ves, I usedtofoller up fo: a buffaler and shoot the cow ticks off l of himn without techin' him." of I " had fever and ager when I shot fai t hat buffaler bull's tail off," exclaimed the Dempsey, "and I had just taken about du half a pound of quinine, and my hands til war a leetle shaky. As soon as I shot ba off that bull's tail, lie turned andcame Al at me in a hurry so I made for the Hw nearest tree." m "I have had the same thing happen ta to me a billion times, I reckon. The te' buffaler caught you on his horns, and tu chucked you up in the tree, didn't he?" fo interrupted Demjsey, who was anxious t to head off the impending lie, which ki threatened to be a whopper. k "I've had 'em do that to me, too," resumed Dempsey, "but this onedruv H his horns siz inches into the tree on ec both sides of me, and he couldn't get m them out again. Thar I was pinned tOa " the tree, and so was the buffaler. I a, warn't hurt a bit, and the buffaler e' couldn't get away" i a! IOld Denipsey was slilet 'a few min- Ill utcs. during which paune he expect . ,rated copiously, and it was evident r. I that his brain was at work with the PI Senergy of aclothes wringer. There was L a vigor and freshness about Smoot's n~ I lie that ahnost maddened him with o jealousy. e "Them sort of things happened mot every day when me and Jack Hayes g was mn the range business." IU t "I was right slim and thin in them n Sdave," resumed 8moot, "and I grad- tI ually worked my way down from be- ' tween them horns of the dilemna, so to speak. I patted the buffaler on the head, and taked soft to him, and I got him so antle, that if he had been n a cow I could have milked him. At - last I got out, but it was blank tight ' squeeze. I walked off and left him un h thar. fast to the tree by his horns." I, "That bulfaler must have had ,mighty long horns," sneered Dempsy; "I never seen a buffaler with horns a Sfoot long. Smoot, your are an old t- man and purty soon yo uwill have to mneet your maker. You alshould not 1- tell lies." " .1 "I never told a lie im my life, i Dempey. That was the only long i. horned bffaler I eve. saw, and I I freckon I've iled a billion or so of budalers. Thaw was at least eight or e ten inches of his horn druv in ter that Stree, and thar was about a foot or sb 11 of horn outside of the tree, when I re walkedoffand left him anchoreulfat." of "Is that stump tailed bualer a..nd in thar yit:" asked Dempy, with evident chagin at the stupendousnms, of thitslie. n * "I reckon thecoyoteseat him up, all * exeepting the hornsm, for th are thar s yit. Isawthemlastyore whml I was up thar, but the treehad growed some and them bors were fast in a limb of e rms e oa,'o50 O fefromthe ground - it was only 59 seet. I can't ae ~ d to i, far, asgo know, I'm aan old man.-Tezae Siftegp. is The emer Etruria, which arived in New York recently, is said to ,ll have made the fastst rn in twenty 'four hour,-4our hunor4 ~d eighty r "bMe nAuficll mdile--vr made by o an ceam steanmship,but nottbheebot eat time across the ocean. Pmssengem are belaning to be a littletimid about Sthese ast rhmamong the iceberg by eir night. 0-' uHopind' a n article of lows sman1 la- UaiCtrUsold in lieu of beer. It rese ia. blhe beer so eloely that the diAeremie *an not be isti~uaished. I. ALASKA. einna rose. I like v lew the Land Looks to an Old SestO vark.a an I .1 nerr. by, a in FrinI e, I'ul e ta. thlere An old p'oneer Cal fornian writes to anid . friend and frmner mining partner in tall h s . t. from Granville, Burrard In- vane t, . C'. It ma: be sa.d, by way of eyes i r,-face, that the wr.ter has had a most 'erba x'traordinary antd laried experience. den. About the year 1~44, he res ded in tv ne ne of the thecn border states of the come vest, and was :t student of med cine t,owe nd in ver, poor health-suffer ng o d .om *"consumpnt.on," the doctors sa'd. rher mnd it ra; agreed that nothing would in so ave h'm but a tr p a .ross the Rocky bune lountains. - lie oined a party of trap- *-old mrs and camne through to Oregon in bush hat year. Afteritards he drifted down heav nto Mexico. and was hunt ng A, aches even nor the sta'e of ('hh:tahua. He was a 1 :n Mex'can so I when the war com- ever otenceal in IMlt, and w. a brought dege lose to deat'is do::r with a severe at- pelai tack of fever. During his sic ness he sing] was t.ken care of by an old Mexican w.th woman. who managed to keep him up al hluden from the c'v 1 and ml tarv an- to k thorities till he bec.ame contai scent eartl w hn he eluded the ofli:ilds and made gard his way to the An er can lines. cony "y- *'Ma ing some' mportant information to Gen. ever I a lor. lie then ent red the spy serf ice gard and was kept busy t 11 the ciose of the the war ofte:. runn ng terrible risks. whe in lIS he came throu-h to Cal:for- er.ni nia with ('ol. Graham's ce)mmand. and Evei encountered the usual vicise tude; of a scor miner's life in the pioneer days, in the fenc count:es of Calaveras, Tuolumne and TI Mariposa. He went north in the first is qi Fraver river excitement--then to to o Carihco. R turning to Cal foruia. he stra jo'ned an expedition and went to South cos Ameri a, crossing tw. range; of the patt Ande;. for the purpose of prospect ng on the headwaters of the Amazon. The ra a enter rise panned out r:ch in ha r- It b tre dlth escapes from huge ser ents, gra er I d sposed w li beasts, venomous tal insect an 1 n:ounta:n torrents but add- stvl ed noth ng to tie wealth of the party. lane He aft ýrwa ds tried Arizona. failed, ado and then turned hii, at ent on to .the mat frow.en north, 'o'n ng the Russ an tele- plai graph exI elit on as head explorer,and the sa:bscquently engaged in =everal I ros- tho pecting excuir io under difficult and *;io dangerous c'rcumstances. gro Sor several years h a whereabouts util has not hCee known to his Cal fornia ext frit n s till tie re e1.tion of the letter blo above ment oned. After a brief ac count of a log ing cam', a he:e he had the be en putting in h.s t me for e'ghteen tha months, he gives a cha ter of his pros- m pe.ing an.l mining exper.e. cc in lirt- ant ish ('n mb a and Alaska. lie went to pet the St ck-en or ('assiar minem in 1874, fe' wle i hem t w:th an are dent-get- att ting h's r ght aim d slocat'd, in co se- of 1 t uence of wh ch he came to Cal feorn a wI for repairs -afterward return ag to doi Cas iar. After t to or three seasons ha of unnuesnessful min ng. he took up a a farm i.ear the head of nay gat'onon the the -t ck, en. The land provid pro duct ye. and lie had good crop: of po tatoes, cabba es, t rn.pt, oats and barle. Hia: w.is h's princ pai cro edi Abo t the time he was fa rly under the way n h.s agr cultural venture, the fu mines fa led and the pack rs had to re; take the tra ns out of the º ountry-ut- tr terly ruining the hay market, and as on turnips and I otatoes would not se.l m for money his three years' labor as a ad t ller of the so I went for noth ng. ex- lo cept to add to the sum of what he an knew abo it farming. be He then we it to the Alaska mines at pi Harr sburg, between Sitka and t'hil- gS cot. The -ee e some very fair placer pr m ne; in this ne geborhood, along th' isj a de of a n.onnt n on tile mainland m and also o i Do iglass Island. but their na extent was very lien t 4d. and they were va all taken u.) before he reached the gi place. He wr tes that the clmate in re that region is *"horrible -everlast'ng st, r.tn acid snow." It is the wor-t fi place in all Alaska. The mines are up at G htenaut Inlet. The great glae ers te near the coast condense the clouds as s they come up the nl.at, so there is rain I or snow nearl; : all th., t me. On Douglass Island there are some Sgood paying quartz mines, anti a big es mill a now being bu It there. SIn the Basin mine-.on the mainland. , here is a great deal of galena united w.th the gold in qa' ta, and some u very be,,tifui spec.mens have been w found. The Indtians are em.loyed in the mines and they ar j ood workers. h SThey amre accustomed to the rains and t Sm adl no more about beeng wet than beavers and mukrats. b i *l"In their houses, ays the wrter, j d "there is a very strong odor-some- n thing lile that of wet dog-rather un- . * pleasant till one gets used to it," a Th Ir.d'ans :all ailong the Alaska a coast get plenty to eat; their bill of o fare in.luhding herr ag, salmon, hbali- t1 i but. eo-filh. seals and whales. Fine a b'aec ta led dedr are very plentiful tl s ong the coast-some of them beig marvels of fatnesp. In the woo Sthere is a great abundance sad arle t of berr ee. The bears ge so fat r tey "can hardly get about.' Moun ta n sheep, marmots, minks, martin, ermne, wease s, otters, foxes, and all d I other fur-bearing an mals are plenti Sful. Of the feathered trbe there areI tl* geese docks, loons and divers and other water birds, several varieties of Sgrouse, eag'es, hawks, and jay birds. I l In s m ng up hms esperience In Sthat territory, he conclr.des that Alas ksa is a rough look ig country, but is Sbetter than it looks. There is an Sabundance of mineral wea!th, but it is a hard country to prospect. The f e er, the fallen trees, the pose, , Sworse than all, the cold rains, are lenougb to discourage the stoutwt ros ctor. Nevertheless, there are ikely to be many imoortant discover ad ies made now that the civil law is es to tabslhed in the territory. Sometime o in the near future we nrav expect from 7- the wr;t r soueth nAg of n'erest regard l agthe inter.or of Alaska. S Flower Glardens. 1 ChkaI *rews. by The old fashioned flower garden. b with its beds of ;:ragraqt. straggling Spos , s, a seen no more except in some a n et country sp t. There can still be . f ound the tall. -wee. sc nte sy.vring a, I'" w h ts bless m 1.ke orange t owers. e golden lemon hal e delcate lavrender and fawn tnt-, fieutr-de-l s. the spiy cinnamon, and the faintly t nted blus-h rose. The dam.u-k rove. with its leaves Beni like velvet and it., elhlow het, in- tea. e var.ably grows lwside them. By and by, ar the season advances, here and 1 seve there. In such a ga den, blue, wh to ble!s t and pink larkspurs and mann-colored, tlev ev tall hollt hocks spr ng into bloom, and of sett vanegaed "f ur-o clucks" open the r cut eves each day at the appointed hour. V erbenas run helt.-r-skl lter n this gar- : monk den. the old-time hare,,. purple var e- ile )o ty never ceas g to bloom t II frost lIenil, comes, and even after that putt n" out ,,, r towers. There are great yellow marie ,rce" o d .. and 1t to brown and gold ones. spti', !'here is a I ed of 'i*ohnnv-lump ups" t ell in some shady port on of this garden. An I bunches of "lit e forever," of pungent repint -'old man," and thorny sweetbr ar avoid bushes. rhere are single petun as, broth heavy with pe fume, growing sturddly . brot even among the gra s-for the petun a said tI is a bohemian, and flourishes wher- great ever it chances to tind itself, rap dly early degenerating from a state of double It is • pelatsl. br II ant hued aristoccac: to at is single-leaved. plain, wh te tlower, inven w.thout a home. It will 1 ft its he td the p: up among the rankest growing net'les comn to look the sun in the face. The with I earth is canreted in some places in thts garden with deep g eeu mni rtle. trat 'MBachelor-buttons" grow w..er.soe- thata ever they w.il. On the edge of the spiral gard an the caraway and dill send up the r stalks. There is a pla,!e some- stdli where in the beds for the scarlet I ow erang bean and the morning glory. Even the wild cucumber-vine is not scien scorned, and it twines itself along the more fence. t:s, I The fashionable gar.len of the pe-iod Th is quite another afuair. It is orderl'. to begin w th. above all things. No land stragglers are allowed there. It is Jane close clipped. arrang. d on a certa'n starts e pattern, looks as f it'we e rolled out amil 4 on oceas on and taken indoors when it and ra ned to keep it from getl ng damp. It has a set form, made of perfectl of hr graded hues, and is called the "or en- purp tal carpet style of gardeI ng." Th s the Sstyle is sa d to have orig nated in Eng- "or o land, but it has been universally I. adopted througout France aid (;er- was e many. as wellas in th scountry. The sasei plants u ed most largely to produce cant Sthe effects des red are geran'ums ant his I - those com rised unde: the head of d 'toliage plants," and small border coup growers of tarous kinds. Lolel a is and t util red for outs'de borders to a great had a extent becatu-e of its brilliant blue an ir bios om and co tinual flower ug. nd S-Thºere is fur less a tent on given to no ti d the cultivation of t!owers in America , n than the e is in Eurole." sad a t.er s-m n t orist. "In (;ermany. France pali t- and Engla d gardeners are always cx- whi to per menting to produce d.tterent ef- an ,. fetLs n ga den nz. 'I hey give great awd t- att nt on to produein: new variet es see - of plan's. Wealthy people there are -ixt a wlling to pay larre a ms for rare *-ou, a flowers. In th'., country Froole who ise as have fine couttr" pIZa es thi' k mo-e of :,? a a bread sweep of green lawn than of A in the finest flow r beds on earth." '. 0- - -- uhii o- An Educated C'himpaaue. -ln id I was once the owner of a hihly ' le P educated chimnpan cc. lie k ew all , er the frends of the house: all our ac- n e qua atan cs, and dist nntuished them , to readily from ,tranaers. Every one ehi It- treating h m kindly he was looked up- (., s on as a personal frend. lie never felto i .l more comfortable than when he was edi a adm tied to the family circle anti al- mr' c. lowed to mote treelv around, and open I de he and shut doors, wh le his joy was wei bount'less when he was assigned a I at place at the common table, and the ma -ll guests admired h.s natural w t and nia tr practical 'okes. le expressed hs sat- are h, isfaction and thanks to them by drum- Pi'l nd m ng uriouslyon the table. In his pu sir numerols moments of le sure his fa- r re vorite occu at on coisisted in investi- hau .he gat ng carefully every obh t in h es t in reach; he lowered the door of the I ag ste.e for the purpose of watch n; the il' r t fire, opened dr twers, rummaged boxes wh up and trunk- and played with their con irs tents, provided the latter did not look tO s suspic on ; to him. How easily sus- i sin pce on was aroused in his mind m ght et be illustrated by the fact tbat, as long v meas he l.ved, he shrank w th terror from Fir g every common rubber-ba i. Obed ece to my orders and attachment to my n ed, w son. and to everybody earing for hil lcd b m, were among his card;nal v rtuaes, me and he bored me w.th he s pressient el on wishes to accmpany me. Ue knew go perfectly h s time for ret ring, and wa the he appy when some of us cairted him to tb rs. h bedroom like a baby. As soon a sim nd the light was put out lie would da an .ump into the bed and cover hm elf, wI because he was afraid of the darLkness. ter, Bis favorite meal was supper wtn tea. me- which he was very fond of.provided it me n- was largely sw.ete ed and mixed with UE rum. oHe :pped it from the cup, and k ate the dipped bread sl tes with a of son, having been taught not to use di- ttefingers in eat ang; he poured his E 'ine w ne from the bottle and drank t from i ful the glass. A man could hardly be have h maself more geantl, manlike at table than d.d that monkey. fat Hints em Sammer Diet. nn- Theoo tin, Milk is a very important summer lt all diet, but should be used in moderat on p ti- or it is liable to poduce 11 Ileets. is e I)rink it in small mouthfuls and rest a r and moment between them. e, speptie a , of ersons areadvised to beat the milk a d is. ew moments before drink ag. That 4i treatment treaks the batter globole. b 1a- and renders d get on easier. -I t is We strongly recommend skimmed I an mlk and fresh buttermilk as summer " t iL drinks. instead of ice water. The e ou gl- water dysepsis, a commioG malady ut, rr the summer p~otbs, - be re eaty relieved by ung sgao stla tst tit es of freshly-.churged butter s l, a are eompanled by what is known U as mod ,er- eratelv drv diet, -e*- Bn.akfast should not be a heavy ime meal and not food should be used ina trom moderation. Hot te and coel' a liber lard- all partiken often prevents one from feeling comfortable all day. Rad shes Sice cold, oatmeal crackers and m lk, a dainty slice of cold lamb, fre-h fruit ' and cold asparagus, present a bre k sdea. fst that makes hot weather a luaxry. sling some Oil fevier has b-oken out i Morr Ii be vi'le. N. Y., over the d sco ery of po ng a, trolenm'oolitg from a a ring a short rm', I distance no th of thevillage . Ealerts der I are said tohave annouoe, the oil to pie q he if i qualtt. lJ .min FraM.kllet. Betinjmmn Fr nk:mn, lonan.tly of lBs toa. came vers r.cAr Ilc ng an ,,nly .iil. 1 seventeen chll. r i t at a o t e'n e to bles the horne of Re'nijain'- lariiets t'evy would hay-v ieee n c(hi dl.ss'. Thlnk of getting iup in then.oer.ine atld pikicile out your shoesC and bt, cb ~ nIgs f r m I : mong sevcne n Ipails ,f :Ithe III. IlaC ite )ourt- ita thid, tle lile renta der. in a hanly" wht rie o01 w' ull Ie ctlfedl tl n i . rv mnlnt.11ing ,o stet.et y-our own endt of spruce glum fr(P m a coleh tion of se'vcn t ien e:ilae (Idsi on the nindow till. An I }st B1. Franklin never tmurnmuredi pr re.pinedl. lie' detiired to eo to sea and to avoid this he was apprenticed to his brother J, mes. w. o wait it printer. It is said that Franklin atonee teok holdoftihe great Archlmtudtrn lever atd jerked is early and late in the Interests of freedom. It is clainmed that Franklin at thin time invented the deatily wap'.n known as the Ip inter's towel. Hle found that a common cnrsh towel could be saturated' with glue, molasses. antimony, c .tcefn trated ire, and roller c',elo-ition, and that after a few v ar- of titme and per spiration it othll la,!t'en so that tite "C'(hstant Ileatd r" ,,r "'Verita-" couldi he staled w'thl it and die soon. Many believe that Franklin's other t scientific experiments were proEductive of I more lr.ting benefit to mankind thitan th:s, but I do not agree with then. That paper was ethled the New Ene land Courant. It was edited j.,intly by s James and Benjamin Eranklin, and aas n started to supply a lo-te fe it want. Ben t ;min edited the paper part of the tieie and J.,nes a part cf the time. The idl a of having two editcrs sae not tor the Spurpose of giving variety or votume to s the e litorial pace. but it was necessary "or one to run the paper while the other was in jail. In those days you couldn't ,e sase the king, anl then when the king 0 came in the off.ea next day and stop;cd d his paper and took out his "ad," )ou couldn't nut it off or "our informant" us and go r:ght alone with tthe poper. You rt had to ro to jail, while .your subscribers e a andeted why their paper did not come nd the p.ast sonred in the tin diptper o n the srnctum and time circus pas-ed by 'a on thle other ilide. r- Hlow marny of us to-day, fellow jcur Ce palists, would be w illiig to star in jail "- while the lawn festival al,a the sl,searoo a- n e an l went? Who of our cowl any at acultl co to a prime II cell for the c.,nwe of s tecdoum. whle' au double column ad of re .ixte n aseret.tele c re.,. : -d lIt ven re -.nI: re 'ec of fe-r..eiet-n heast., fierce and ho seaiant itomn their i alive lair, ctiet by of -:7? of At the age of 17 Ben got eiseusted 'ith his ,ronl r iat d etet to Ptelladel lphiaand N: w otk, wht re Le p.t a .,halce to' "t b"for a few s t eke, and y hen got a rteu'ar "ri*. " Fr-nt tin tas , fcood plinte, ered finally L",t ;t, Il ie wtean. lie wade an x,..ellehlt fete tt-n. si'tii.g hy heli h ur in thy a milp an tl rot m an.- spilt ne on the' stene, e shile hI ensped the Msake t:p anal p. ss P' ork ofotl er palws. Thetan ,e woull ot into the e itorlal ron a:lr.lnd scare the ,a e'ditots to dt ath with a will stritk fr al- more c pv. li' knew just how to, c n en duct hlmself as lorenn so ti at poplle as would thin.k hle owl ed the .al. '. a In 1730. at the age of 24. Franklin he marniea and establishe d the P utnsi Iva rd nia Gazs tte. Iie was then teeardedl a, a rt- .erat man, and me a every one took his m- pa'er. Franklin grew to, e a great ais jurnalist ard seliled hard words atllh fa- treat fluency. He nt ver tried to be a ti- humorist in any of his newspaver work, h ~ d ex er bclvy'r-preted him. ,he Along saiut 1740 he -oan to stady the tle-con.trtnctiou and Labitr' o hf ghtn;ar, and inserted a Il"cal in Ida paler in ei which he saii that hle woutd be obli.ed toany of his reader alho might notice .ny new or ald sptcimens of light it g I t Ihey wul.l eend them in to thI (ia aette flice Iby exliress for examit ation. g Evelv time there aasa ti nuod, r ttolm, SFrran'khin would tell the ftinr anr 'o od.t i* te ltl er. as:t armed ih a ml a sting and myn old fruit jir, woued go (ut on the er hills pnd se t el.olgh lightait g bor a iee". 0a, In 1753 Fra k~in was made' po.'tilaster eat genetal ot the colonies. He mnaue a w good postmaster geteral, and peeojle ray -a there were less nlitakel s in distrbatingi to their mail than there has ever 5een as since. If a no,n aniled a letter in the lre old days,old Ben Eraaklin saw that at aent elt, where it was addr.sed. aM. Franklin f.eqaently went over to ea. tngland in these days, partly on busi Sit nes- and p. It' to sh. k the kiag. He ith tesel to delight in going to tihe castle and ilh hisa breeiten tucked into his.e Lots, a liurativelv vaekipjr. and attract a gocu , teal ofatttntivn. It ~l ked ode' to the SEnglish, ol cerc. ise 'ihs ett'me into mthe r- al plcesree and, leashing tes wct mb mbrellna p ,agaiut tir e tlree, ale. the itg: *"lh'a'- tmade?" e'Lnklitat urver put on any frills, but he ama neer airtid ,i a crowned hea,. 'le weed to asm,'lre qeentl', abat to him a bkng wabs r.o more than a meve spot. lie did hie bet to prevent the revolu r tionary ar but he coulidn't .do it. o Patri,& Henry had maid tUe war waas mts inevitable dnd gien it petmiacion to st S come, and it came. He also ale to pti 'auis and got acquainted wiasth a few kra owned heads these. They U:ttou,'ht a [at oad deal of him in Pare and offered tles him a corner lot i he would huilu and tart a paper. Tbhey also promited him ed he county priating, but he seid no, the ewcr ooald have to rgo to Aoerlca of ha a ife s s might set uneasy ateut hint. ady kranklia wrote "Pulr Richaral's Al rbe mnac "to 1782-87, atd it as* repub . lished in Enr:aand. Ee:sjamin Frazrikl had buteLe Eot, and his rame war Whiam. Bill Nye in Baton Gl.be. se in *gs eaneOP ** 5 ' tLote metmaSlO. liber- - frot At Conerd h . .. - phera litH e ve.r, s oI I gpt . Iui ,a tevr.a I er*e t th'ey've trterd t mskae t ptain totes re k- Teet bhat the) a ,an t kuoew ay. I h-rdl) .rtes, a-reed- ee:t To 5h d oLt. Yet 'ti to. on r 8 Th t none "f thet-,. bo we ithip e td p p Dub Eba.- r a t as oe ahort C'e "rfr bte aIaUl-t t.t Tbs ~ tl li*I ~h a tt.