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Sdra and fatie, or . i.r..i ,
s th ea *t - "
-A- his.n b cb e ;f."
W eissa, the la n iWn
,M weJa me s t o dub m" -"e h
L ms w1as athe ate.
Drse sooads of Mneactie
-a= the waSt d f wo ndor f w
o taws s cask ae' s trgat
Sorete ew of the are-yard, from
"mtn mjs of takn ono
Sa sl a wonderfully
hest to add to the excite
I the ltd's pgoin' on?"
Jane throwang open the
in't it-jus s-4oo-" the.
hisa fe at her inquiry
hast! It it awint fit to;
a h e mraky! Master Hugh.
 late a' of any of your
ed is Lyddy Jane. Did
sw dcesan Oh-ohg w
dt. athdtor peal. tNow
n tyea's a t laughing.
pm with Poor Tow er.
Didn't t hurt a
0 Oraprias you a little.
All Ie justL Ja-e. in
a little."
sa Oh
s amlioet Aunt Mar
Slab last neight , la d it
SsahtaD i foot. but hbe
Vary i igrast.-g. So I
itM ayou. Master
:alii Ldy. Jane, shaking her
slesily ,-uough to con
S ju anr you going to
S Hsgh looking thought
. t --. Cmes down from
l a mlake uLp with him.
y sm p ltar u Yes; you'll
!~uhma IsLidni Jame, and
w a splrleaM one-good
erw Iigrease. And
bmstas a little io
.ta yuMorasa
it LddvJan, on it, r
isLml. .uogi sbto son
vi ts wee to be looked
S ete adigyht. The nght
Swsum a seTdowl s at
te em etng r 'ort t i
Sey p s yes r yitull
aen rueserr Jnat tar,
k grta wne be looke di
-n. -w, a aieh . dthsbiht
af mailsa erem ahe atak
= le-_ " drai ay to hd to
-r and cove ,idh sod at
hm. reki rhg
ahh). dal pemtted anit
huto dia ysph had Ia
askl sat ots Bh alluss Lyg
vaathM woas r tolacI
16 vs *srl (ten la s,
Itcs), tdi thbsatg ched with
hd oka t ar at h or ror
obaeas .man Iae ooI.
Uehr wia at ee egs
rrit"',deb or ud
t ,:r l l ,'n, ,r , " , ,
1. Ino"It - , t "i .i'll+..V 't" , i ' : ;. ".
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" t u, - ' .i .. .. t",' .
" tll ... ; i . - :ittr I
r-e it :I.t r. 1 t . a, I... , I . . ,e 't
on It mlitr'. ,"k " the on, %'i.m. c;ut
Lola c'an I Inna'i: .t?'"
After a fuill qur.t:er of an .ioir', :relnt
in detP tl::it lit htIe ,ia,.el !i a,.iruera .n
lo itiot n to "itnm :im d : d4o, r ,!'a tirl'' ii
wh ch o<pened iiupotll I ck 1tpuil. The
upper  aitf ,t the riln w Ii g.z:ti I.
Ti'e ltiarch - at mll naitii uiet nii -u!lliuer
as a I.,aO "ay, frotu the -hied llichenit
toother l:r'ts of tihe rumal g ll 1 ,'i.
*-'tow I'll lock tilt,-dor: L. lIlv J.n
Il -,tu'* to it:, itl it 'i -nV ' r.' I,
to otpr'! it. and Willi 111' "r IV, K:t - '"!
atter.. 111 i..b ,_, her iden, io ,t,,t1. 1/t
('lapping i s hand'n to !, mtu'ihi toi
l"-ep iu a 'tho,. over hi ti tne pan. L,
Iruw b: "k i 'Lt II' I ir er T 1, \% :I. ' f,.
he 41:ltrthed ottf tit co:p. dr,.w fur!!t. :
hack. and t , :,,; , - " ; t .n l a ., to ," "u t_
tile t me. Blit till c.nult: ,  tir tin of
th.e door-ih:tnidI Jl not -otl It al
like L dt dy .Janelll" \ 'gL.'i',ui, ul '. t'ii i1t:4.
ant ,tt.r tice fetw -.' onil 1- we'.'' ' . ,i
he clapped on the catr antud lcul< d ctui,
on.-lu ,.lit.
"1Ici '!" l he ,.ýI la imtdl. at ihilt of a
;tamp), ill loo. n; man, win',' ,tart.d
back il cintuit..uiii i Iluhi -ulicuIntl"
iopened th. t .ur.
"I-couii to (,- if the folk- wants
any wood cdhapped." :litll tte ina!l.
,I'll go ani ask." Baush ran ut
stairs to h. Aunt. wh la thle nian. with
a stilealtbhy look to ree if he was observ
ed. softiv stepped across the roor, , tried
the ih:.tidlle- of two other ,hoor,. and
was back in h5i place when li'ghti cutwe
".No, t!ler don't."'' ;aid Hi.II . "But
3'v. " ie conltinued, :t. the visitor was
sli otfliig out of the dok)r. *'-t tue take
vOllr I:L'ture won't ii ? 'lve taken
everybody alot:ut here, and I walnt
som e new -itters."
He began alljusting the camera as he
slpoke, and the man moved away in
"No, I won't, lie said .crowlinZ. -''in
up to all that tort o' trick. youl knllow.
He tra:l.tied naIav , and Hlugh watch
ed him as he went a little war ':I tr!e
road. anild tir-t tak.ing a furtive look
about, eliitbel omvr the fence ulto a ,:L-
tlre lot tlII the oith,'r ,.tdi.
S"Wnder what h- '...ntilt- in .1t re
Leigh': paisture. lie ,htn't loIk like
the right '.,rt.' Le-.'-iarnl e!'es than
the boys would have io-: - ;ht of imnn.
but Hiugh sootl became c',,nicious of a
ii ght movement in a cilump of :itldr
brulsh with wh:ch the field w:as thickiv
dorted. An huur or two later he went
to the spot.
"Qneer!" he exclaimed, as he rai-e I
an :trmlul of w tIhered branches wit:.
looked as thrown there by aecidtnt.
Under them 'was a -mall hole dutg in
the ground and the bra:tncles had cvi
dently been put itherle to, conceal it.
"Yes. Ile'. a llueer tlutotlt'r. I wonder
if I could of got any kind of at llctttre
ofI m as ie -tod :at the ldoi'. andl I
thought it war, Ltidd Jane?"' IItH went
back and exlalnillnellt glass. greatlh
amused at find ng : diitiuct i keneit' it,
a very bad-lo.king hat just wihere Ltd.
dy JitlIe'i fLate- wlould nittvi beetn.
"i'!l ti nishl this ipit and te!l inmy moth
er it's one. of lthe farm -careerow.,'" he
said. '"I mnst try L. lddv .hane atr:ai.'"
In the de:ad of n 'ht I.\lIdy Jane was
awakened by a fearful .ound. and sat
up in bed with at newildered face.
C'rsh!- slami--cream-! -.he heart
her mistress's cry. anI .,pratll lltp.
•"It's rhat dreadful m Lch ne azoin
off at .last I've aiwa. li ooked f:,r
rart to it. Themn cieru-ai'--on't te . ll
But Lvddv .Janc'. in iy iri to lt 'l al1
of her mitress with all thle entergy if
herfaithful sot!. ran fil azaJlnsllt the
amera, whiiehh H itli had of chluirsie lelt
in the way. alldt tihe noise 'if it fall
dded to the gener:ul con fuion: andl
her next encounter wa nlot with chemi
as-. but with :u m:u who nearli over
turned her as le run. hled lout of the
hiouse. LBy this time thie hired ma:n.
who slept over the sta blis atppeared.
all the two foundl Miss Frtilhrr- rill in a
wonl stat,- tf lri~lht. Etrnitunre h:lad
been overtlll ned and windows smashed
in the butrgiar- efforts to e,epe. :and
when the t urt'e mt.t" ,if -t-atter,'tl wVit
were altic ,ntlh .nlthelre'd to adlmit of
their ownets takin, in a elear idels of
what occurre'l, It it- folunil that ne:arlyI
all of Miss Ftherill'. ,ukl-time jewelry
sad silver-ware. with .wonte tr.-alreh
relies belongtig to Lcl.ll Jane. aiiI
entrusted to her m.stres's care, hlad
been stolen.
A week later Huith w'ent with others
to the county court-house. in which a
man under l~upic ,,mi of being the thief
was standing his tri:al.
"Whew!" lie ,xcliuimed sloud, at
sight of the prisoner. "'If that isn't the
Ivery chap that nme to the house thsat
dav before tlhe robberl"'
Hulh was inr:tled to tell a:ll he kuew
t hit, which was not much. Then an
old hat was .how,I imim.wh ctl hlud been
foend in the houie on the morning af
ter the robbery.
"Dd thius man wesr this hat?"
"'I don t know. I didn't notOice his
hal. iBut," he cried, witi a jump of
sudlen exeitemoul ":f he did I've got
*PieIre of t tat ihome."
sAte giving as aoomat of the taking
of the picture which e: the court-room
in a roar. ie was 'lospatched with so
offie-r for the phiotor:aph of the hat.
rThe litketu.. provedl a .roou one. :nil
was looked ilipoI a- is lin WhiL.b had
bee-n wantin~ in thie 0hthin of entlencte.
-'A ,Lles.u-.i liiil. insle'd. of i ot.
Master Hluih.:" "\,,i;meld Ldily Jatie.
on their wayr hollult. "'h, hare helpe'i
'em get a tiht hold of that fellow. I
never Lshould ita: nlel: iii tIce aglain.
But oh ,tearr! to think oif " lv great.
grandfather'. :lt-tei. thi:t h. looked at
the very identical moment that Paul
ever rode through L. etnatry and
at his door! Anhd them eds
• J+Or-that l rmyliMii, -s
n ',r . " :l:ast wor : L
_ .. ;icailis, thour.
I : . tain the reason
t 11 :1"s n :º iatr.. t:.
" - . i "au'it :it -1e t i Ik' Of
.~i .t :t the luss of ler
sit; ., -. ,i i ,t u, -ou d of Lviulvr
SA." - ""* , ; . ".*'.nent over Lt-I.
A: r:d w,:hil i male of the oid house
:-. -!r.liL_ :u :iale .arrtiae at a ris-k
.I - I It a:d mtb-. wvt:ceh drre, a
,,.,"a:u t.Lrot L ddvy Jan-,. and dta-led
', r h." itds o :a .iiurit- ut to ;4quire
Le, .it ,a n:itnr. In mind.!ed tear adl
Ilotpe hie tu:ale hit wa among the aider
clumps to one p:trticular -pot. threw
ilnlliSlf. hot and breathless. on the
'-ronlllt. scrap'd awav a looe .novern,
lof e:rti' :I d : ttw h: nil-, tre:nblinL; -"ud
phe-ks, pii.wiin, w it etc telCent and
dl liht. a:it- i nied a ind brrowedi until
eVtrV itilt il the -tolen property .ti ;n
a Siilln 11. it:0 before it :I.
1 :Ii :t -i1",,l 9I .l lil 'ii r, :. fltl,, ",I
: nt pulatl .- ::ntid at. a it , a fi v
hirt llollt, '.¥y.- I" l. t i I f"L're the t le
iighte I ,.e, tf L .i 1 J.hts e t.a l1 iter
her totnk. :al ttrneit :to tiln with t ra
St), Lilhiv -Jane." -'red I tgih: eit
me ta:ke tr lip t itre thlis vtri- iUilte."
.Anid l: li- it hi .. i otic Decr, l ii
hlear i,tr' ' l ,, '! P.e :e.
Conierning Fritendship.
"I "-i'-m to have a talent for io-irn
frtie ..d-. " T ivalk inalae tit ni t
lre< i itni n11 1 .r . It -ttlueti to lUeall O,
nmuc.h !ore ta:ill I ie a talt for
InlD K 11!1 fl t Itit a .l
No one "ali :tak' anL eremv without
a iL.ioi of rfe!rt. Ihere is that in every
in:lt a -0l tulit caunes him r utsire
linlt gouod will of every other human
But th -re are meanreu-l" depthla of
,alinL--. tl thie kno it_ leit that one easi
Iv lIu-,s oit,, fr endti
Fl:rldtI ;. :t. a t-iri, t, illng- Pi l
o . il .. titini.i ,l'1 :Intn its flthre.
rtto rp i. '.r" ,lrtiwn t ,evtiter iv aº
oci.tiOt l. tits- hait iic. o r ti : linit\.
Eacih. kniotw:n'_ that he is inoit truly :and
insel,lilh " itaiuthliii to the ,t her. tindis
pleasure in t ttnt itpe tlh..t :li,- tlher is
true to It ill. 11 ten lie tit iite l not
lie ubrid h It li for ie ini what lie
knows it tuelf to lie. Fr:eutl,i p, imore
titan au- otihr enintimn, hiul, it.w.lf li:t
tle to h. nodiFtitl by "-very iniliience.
ITh- tIh:t n tha:t m'ore iha!tn i it other
thinis ml.uuil it ,id t lelf i:way Ir" n t liie
pitfa:lt itu i s Imost -i.sily acme--ivie
to thlat imuitiIt.
Tiler, , itilt in hi,. i".rv i'5,nce oif
frienliii, tl.it intak- tits trite. An
:tl- l l "I.tn lt.¢ Iii ,,otb t.t. Bihe:ause it
is l-at toiin-' it nt .ml di o wrong. The
it St titt.;l.u tt wi-akte, -untdermitnes
its oiti ;itil. lretiia iitips so. ueti nme
la-t that i l-ba-tI only on siinilar ty
,if r fe-t- ,r putrsltý. lThe instant that
seot lir.,it *uterst into the atlianc i there
s a re:t, is!tu.ent. A --ins tinv.: balanc
is made that the ,lihtLet accident iil
ditru h.
How rare!y do we understand exact
Iv wih and how we have lost our
friend!. There comes a day when we
look into his eve.s and do not see him.
Outw:rIll, hI , tih ", ane. A looker
on would see no difference. Bulit for
uI,-for the t me-the world has
chante-l. If wte coiunl oniv tinder
-tand it' Every one has felt this.
Evert one ha- wiale -onie one else feel
it. It is the iuevihaile. There comes a
time when we need our fr end no Ion
.er. We lave growin heyonti I hm or
aI av from him. A friendship is. if it
:s aiiythiitg, in inspiration. Whin it
c-eases to lie lhat it is an empty hell
a %eetntii without a reality. We .ann
understand it exactly when we findi
Ihat tlt tune i..-, comte to separate our
:elves froiu a friend. But it is so hard
to Ielieve that our friend can live with
ollt I .
It ouasv to make new friend'.
Etry manlt :nd woman i, constantl.
ti;inii to find the ideal fr.endshiip. It
w 11 never t- found, but vae aire ever
will tre n endager to extlperiment In
uhteI- it _- ol i-asv that ulle.s one llre
fleets one .iarelh realze thalit hit
irle of it rietids olies not include half.,
a-dozen of live years--perhaps of a
year ::go.
It is a mirtake to reflect: to stop andl
rount over tn one's self the number ol
ets that look into yours and see not
eves that a .li ,rt time ago spoke anc
reltethd nfitheolnaule depths of faith.
rieid aind lrusL-t-kia'te s eusn. lit
iTe c'urreut
"The DIreamer.
Standing on the sunny threshold
where girlhood and womanhood meet.
she sees onhl the roses ind hears only
the minusic of the tiew life she is about
'o enter. ihe arch a bove its iortals it
spatined hiv a rainbow, and ltevoite
-tretestn- a sh'ning vista. thronged w tb
the mnxhti.-al. -weet. uintri,.d. where th,
hanli of Mid:t- turns the dult of the
worh into oldh and its shadows into
rarlatnds. Theru are no tempest ii
that snuiit landi, no cloud upon its skies.
Its winds are all winged-angels of mel
tidy, auid -ts bloationming gardens are
watered b perpetual-singing fountains.
Lvre is King aniid Blty isb Queen. and
in their eblIit al court all the graces
iance to pertect measure.
0No nncIie titrs. no voiceles; long.
inlgs. till he heart to almost bursting.
for every wash is born w th its crown
of fultillant. all the voice of suppili
ation is unknown. And 'L satiLty"
entereth not thsi enchanted realm.t
every day br uga new and beautdl
urpr.ses: an new tower bursts intto re
al bloom, a new gem combes to the sur
fael. or a new lcvon t lossonis into warm
aol li iroib, I fnef tlfe frol the heart u,
somie jaisiuluinatte nunstrul.
Anu -o the dati go on and are gath
fred into the royal tarvests of the
xear,. and time Low, on to an eternit
Dream on. happy itreamer! Wrap
yourself in the roseate robes woven iii
the hlom of fancy for the itovice in the
ways of life: drink the elixir of Heaven
frni, the cup held to your lips by the
iainty hand of hIpe, bt stand forever
os the thesbal. ifstfpsu.~wpw'-th
nhs upMA ybMRME aOP M -M yin
A Bomance I oneerimga tshe Leader
et These Queer Y'eople--The
ortetv -aid t.. b
Worth ,4i, 0444,.
A Pittsburgh cor:. -.,ondent of he 1
,,,: A rt- t
mnarkiable ronm:uice ..:caing old Ja. s
coo Henrici, the !. sal, r of the Eeon- a
omites, a celabratedi )mmunistie socio
ety near here. has teen unearthed by
toe writer. It is a love story which
has lasted a life ti:ue and will end only t
in the death of the two eharacters i- a
rolvtd. The heorine is an old lady.
the granij-dauhter of Rapp. the loan
ler of this singular community of Ger
mans, which can not be paralleled in l
:his or any other c, mntrv.
Strangers who wv:akell through the I
grass-grown sir -*; of Economy this I
uorlning were. or th? time be:u,.traa.- t
,lanteli to a ty ,ci;al Germa:n illage. I
.4luaint old peop e. quaint old houses ,
-.It 1 costutme= t-xciite their continual
or *OltVt ch eli was incra"-.,l when I
lher etclltred the one-- ory brick churchi.
vwhere a ftew of tle twenty aied and I
.ecble survivors of R:io,,.i e lht hut,
lrcd emigran:ts. withi many of the
)lhree hundred of the r kitchen-rmaidc,
and fait nl-ands. who are not amenable
tO the, see et\' s .traige laws. were
,athered for d;vine worhlp. Across
:hie center of the churcch extends
a narrow aidle. with :t platform
it each end. one Iwing" occupied 7r two
rgeans. at which old Mr Henrici and
lMi. Ratpp sat playing. On otLh a des
+f the ai-le ,iIgh-lacked benches exten
Jed to the rear. 'The men sat on one
.:de. and the women on the other. fae- -
ing each other. It was a singnlar
;ratherinc. rcm:nding one of Amlercican
colonial days. Miss Bapp wore a cos- ,
tume which was startl ng for her sae.
It consisted of a purple gown. a blue
neckerchief. with red. blue. and green
uorder, and a nmazarine-ile silk-quilt
ed -Normandy bonnet. When the sing
inl of the opening hymn. accompanied
by the organ-playing of our aged hero
and heroine, who have 'acriticed love
and devotion to the cruel community
law of celibacy, had been onociuded.
Mr. iHenrici walked arro-s the aidle to
the opposite platform and began the
'ermon of the morning. He sat on his
chair dur ng its ent re delivery.
Miss Rapp is about 78 years of a'e.
;1hen young she wasalovely girl. retin
etd.highly educated. and po.e.settd f con
idler:alle musical talent. She and Ja
'olº Henrici fell desperately in love
w th eact other, but of course could
not marry. They have for many rears
iiveil in the same house-he in one
vinI with several old male members of
siit- -ociety, while Miss R:*pp. w th her
w,.men. reside in another wing. As
thee sat side by side in church this
,n,,ruug. the sympathet c chords of the
few persons present conversant w.th
this secret romance were awakened,
:und there was a feeling of sadness as
tme rel nious services were participated
cn by the aged lovers in the quaintest
vei ,implest and sincerest manner pos
aible. Another love romance. involv
Ing a leading member of the communi
tv. is still more interesting, and it re
snlted in the temporary insanity of the
Iold man. Twenty sears ago he was
sent on a mission to the oil regions,
where, forgetting his vows. he became
infatuated with a charming girl. In
some war this terrible news reache'I
Fconom,, and Mr. Henrici imnied ate
Iv started for the o Icountry. Arriving
iii the town he was horrified to find h s
associate out carriate-riding with h s
charmer. Henrii was espied about the
samne instant, and the lovesick Eoono
mite immedi:ltelh deserted his lady
friend. and leaping from the oarr age
:scaped to the wo-els. A search was
made which lasted three days. and,
there being no trace of the m ssing man,
Henrici returned to Econonmy. The
wanderer finally cam. home, nut he
was on the verge of lunacy. He was
contined in DL)mont and shortly re
coveredl. He :s still living, one of the
most honored members of the commu
rity, and has,. no doubt. forgot th es
:asp ade of twenty years ago.
Dr. Fite, no longer a nmember, su
eeded his father as the village physi
:ian. He lhad never studied med l:coner.
but hadil read carefully the pinderous
ree pe-boks. treatives on herbs. etc..
inheritedl from his father. Finally Mr.
Henrici took him to a ueighboring
phys cian that hlie might become more
roticient. Tihe phywician was aheeat
and s oung Fite bcame so engrossed in
the charms of the M. D.'s wife. who re-i
:eived them. that Mr. Henrici became I
tlarmed, and the object of the visit was
it once atandoned. F te was escorted
Rome aain. Shortly after the v Ilage
was via ted by an enidemic, during
which a German girl. who volunteered
is nurse. and young Fite became en
:mnoredt of each other, anti planned to
_et married, A clergyman from a
,Ieiihbor ng town was secured, and
.neeting tile couple at the railway station
,hey were married.
Fite was given $1.000 andM expelled
Ifrom the see etv, and with his brde he
removed to Allegheny City, wherel he
practeed for several years. He was
siterward taken baek on a salary. bnt
soon took to opium-eat. ag. ad drifted
tway never to return.
A traet ic ine dent occurred recently.
John Wolfhanger. the society's store
seeper, at the invitation of country
oovs twice attended festive gatherngs.
Bth times he was detected byw Mr.
Searicis and punihed ia an unulknown
et, it is sul ~ea manner. The
seam d time WoltaagPr, who wau
strickes with remerse, took a dems of
eorhine and d.ed.
A strange story in relation to the
bnilding of the Pittsburgh and Lake
Erie railroad has conte to lignt. This
was Eaccomplished tifteen veasrs ago.
mainly throutzh the efflorts of the Ecoin
,mitee, represented by Mr. Henrici.
Dnring the paire of 147 a son of
Founder Rapp became frightened, and
wisth the consent of the society convert
.ed $100.000 of its property into silver
ollars. Ther were buried n a cellar,
and were not unearthed until forty
ears later, whenm it was decided to is
--est them In thb new railroad, which is
ae anamtrlled g she Vaderbilte. Mr.
,ml  ..   l n 1
.h::, t::zti t f :'1 r. t, e :o Bork clear
iW the L':-1- .- th -aRt and v negar.
11cnef tine :'-, t,, tort. years had been
renmov,,.l ther were- riught to Pitts
Surh il art)et-b:ges atnd the railroad
ivestment made. Mr. Henrici was the
first preciuru.t *" the r.oad and is still
prominent in its control. >f
It a said that the common fund of Pe
the society has now reacihed 8 000.000. *Iw
and a suit to distriuute this among the hi
survivors. seceders, and heirs of the
latter is now pending in the United "
States supreme court. It was brought let
by the executor of Elias Spiedel. who mo
in 1881, with others, rehislled agiaust w
the law of celibacy" and left to organize ;c
an indlependen t society. Spiedel's te
parents had been among Rapp's origi- t
nal emigrants from Wurtetletrg. and an
placed $1.0100 in the common fund. IA a
dissolution of the trusteeship of Jacob
lHenrict and Jonathan Lena is demand- so
*. becsau.e it iS pred rated on relig ous Ndi
frnull. :ild lii' sxl bitcallsw aga'tiet pub. vl
i c, tol n·y. If lhe supreme court refuses ul
to dli',oihe :his tru-t. where will the le
money go when the last of the survivors 3 i
die-? nr
One of the neceders of 1832 died at ~a
Phillpsburg. Beaver county, on Thurs- tu
(dIty last. He was Jacut Schaefer. aged te
86 years. Pa
Protection .f Fish. -
Seth Green. in the Amuerstca Agri.
culiurstt for March. makes this forcible
appeal for the protection of fish: t
The matter of protecting our fish is a C,
subject which should intere't every 3ii
good c t zen. whether he be a lisherman af
or not; it is a quest:on which concerns `a
the food snppiv of the country, which bo
is of vital importance to every man. ,o
woman and cbild. n
The class of fishermen who do he t
most damage are those who take the, dp
fish during their spawning seasons. th
It is at this time that the fish come v
into the shallow water to complete n
their task of procreat on and are then re
easily captured. All fish hare certain .,
localities, to which they resort at the "
season of the year Whlen thi*ir egts are In
matured and ready to cast. Different as
varieties seek different localities. s.
These localities are well known to fr
poachers, and where the ti-h congre- s
gate n these plac-. in large schools. .
ther draw their net around theta and lit
frequently capture the whole lot at a !h
single haul. pl
Another method through which our •
inland waters are deor.vedof hundreds I'
of thousands of young fish :anually, is a
through the me:an of the murderous to
spear and jack light. The dupredators •1
approach the spawn ng beds of the sal
mon trout, bas., or oter ti-h at ilight; gj
the strong light of the jack. as it is
called. thrown unon the water, enables ,,
the spearman to see down in the clear t,
water for several feet; the darkness of Ia
the night serves in the same war as al
cloak thrown over the head in the dsv- k
time in looking below the ice. through 0
which means. .s many of your readere
know, objects can be seen for a con- a
stderable distance down. The Ash
have apparently little fear of the light, i
and the bsat is easily paddled up to
within a few feet of the tish, when the r
deadly spear is sent into them. Not is
only are many captured in th:s way,.
but many are injured which are not tl
brought to the boat, so that they die A
by be.ng pierced byi the t nes of the LI
spear, and death is the remult in a few
hours or dat a, according to tihe injury. It
There are also several waves by which i
aish are destroyed while on their spawn- a
ing beds. as by shooting, snaring. etc.,
but I th nk I have expla ned the mat- I4
ter suflic.ently. and trust that it will m
make an impression on the minds of
mya readers, so that they will exert their
influence to protect the fish from ill..
gal modes of capture at alltimes. and ti
their wholesale destruction, particular- a
Iv so when they are on their spawning b
--- is
He Wanted Advice.
I want to ask you a straight ques-.
Vton." he sa d to the policeman on duty c
in the city hall. t
*"Well sir.'"
"'If 1 should bring an old man into
the city could I work him off on some I i
chamritable institution?" I
"As a publio charger"
"I don't think you coukl"'* c
"That's straight Now, let ms ask i
if I could gel him sent to the poor.
"Is it your fatherP"
"And you are able to tabs eare of;
..° am."
•"Then, instead of getting him seat
to the poor-housme ou'd be pretty'
certainu to get yourself kicked all over
"That's exactly the way I figured.
Ikt I thought m.ght be mrstakren and a
would ask you. I'm much obligLed.
SThat's all right'" c
"'I asked you a astraight queslea and
you answered it. rll keep te oldd mau
home. ood day. sir."--Dtrsf rmI
RBedy t bkyl But N'tc tt Ply. ,
John wanted to bao a shoat and I
gave him one. John wanted to buy ai
ealf and some seed taters and asheep or
two. and when I told him he couldn't
pay forthemhe as 'I inow I ma'Lti
but I ig ge oasmy iam like da!
whitb Nh do" s he lagh at his
own ewdnsma 4Mmarbm w ri buy
sanyktlng tha he On eso a dia
One~watldto lhr my double buggfr,
and he hasn't a dollar in the world sad
never will have. for themre is a lien on
his crop ever; vear before he makes it.
I and he alw:y'a comes out behind.--BilUL
SArp, in Atlanta (C'os:tdauto.
Fua for the Emperor.
The Emperor of China insists on hay.
ing bears' paws, antelopes tails, ducks'
tagues, torpedo eels" es camel's
homo. monkey's lips, earps' tails antd
marrow bones served on his table ever
dayinttbyeayr. Them bdropsof t_
- ad drlmam tlhe le edas-t.
a .... ,.-J~IC .-- ---. _mJc ,_
A Bil oew Before the Penasylvant6 dto
Lsgslature-.1a Electrical Appe- t
retus as a tubnastlte for te T
Gallows. nhi
There is now before the lower branch
)f the legislature. savy The P/ldadeilta nil
Pees, a bill whose purpose !s in effect sta
.he abolition of phvs.cal suifer ng in' Ca
he execution of criminals. It was in- to
:reduced on Thursday last b. Repre- r"
ientat.ve Stevenson. of Lawrence het
musnty. a gentleman well known for to
what is denominated by pract cal poli
ccians as faney legis.lation, and is in- E
tnded to so amend the penal code as
:o allow persons condemned to death'
an opt on between extinction by hanig- T
ng and elerict yv.
The idea is not a new one. As :o '
to as 1882 one H. . Sheolridan. of lni
%ew Yurk. appiid for a patent on m-a
Nhat lie termed "an nlprov, d d ev e isI
or eeeiiting crlnlui.:is it nl int , ton" :
leath. ' her: ian '.t, e i ltilanthtro
St. He said that lie dil not wish to ina
nake money out of hlli machine, but of
sad invented it sc,lei :t ihe Intere t of "
iumanity. In proof of his zood intent
ie proposed in thi aplp,:iautn lir the anr
patent to assign the rtIzt to l.e the iu- i'
;ention to the United states govern- in
ent. W.
The propos tion fell flat for a couple Yt
3f years. Then. in .la%. I`4. Dr. ite
Henrvll. Smith. of No. I.8i) ýpiuce ehi
atreet. this city. oressieit of the il. 1 mi
cal Society of the State of Penni.. Iva- xo
zia. brought it uip tor :he con-at, rat.on P'
Af that bxody in hit lannual :ldress. lie l 'i
said: 'It maiy not be iunpprpr at. in '!
-onnect.on with the sitiie t of state all
medic no also to call attenit oll to the sb
propriety of memnoralizin_ the legiria- s'
:.re to modify the present mode of cap
tal punishment anti muake t corre- fli
,pond with the scielntilir progress of lri
the age. Without disc(isitni the ne- in
ressity of such punishment. we may t
u.stly urge that as :tý- mtin object is the t:
removal from soclety of tho.e whose c:
irves are detrtrnental to its best inter- be
sets. this should e :acoomplishedtl in the it
least palnful iuanner. an.l it dIoe seem to
as it death by electric it. =ho)uid at pres- thl
:at receive due coniieratiou. It has th
frequently happened in the inc:utious aS
sandling of wires connected with eite- pl
tricelight. etc., that nsta:ntaneous loss of .u
life has ensued. and it is not -urpr;sln.
that the inventive genius of our peo- *c
pie should have already. suggested the i
application of electricity to executions. of
Ifeel, therefore, that I advance the g:
cause of humanity when I direct at- st
tention to this suiject with a view of of
obtaining leg dlative anction." oi,
President Smith then proceeded to P:
give Mr. Sheridan's de.crtption of his st
-pparatus as follows: " It consists of a;
an ordinary armchair with legs coi- al
taining some substance that will insu.- cl
late the body of the chair from the b,
floor. The arms end in two brass s,
knobs on which the hands of the crini- d,
nal will rest and the cha.r has a foot- a
rest in which is fitted a brass plate. The 'i
oaok of the chair is as high as a man's u
shoulders. At the top is a small knob st
with a hole for a peg. The positive
wire of a dynamo-electr.c mach ne h
Cronning up the back of the chair ends I
in the knob. The negative wire runs O
to a resistance coil under the chair. an~1 it
thence to a brass plate in the foot-rest.
Another positive wire runs to one of 0
the brass knobs on the arms of the
chair, and he second negative wire to d
the other knob. These wires can be q
connected with adynamomachine miles d
away. by conducting wires. The chair tl
may be used in two d fferent ways. as o
the two sets of wires are not operated 1
together. tl
"'If the foot-rest wire is used some c
prey ous preparation is needed, and a g
mall silken collar is fitted sightly on a
the neck of the crim nal. This has on tl
the inside at the bac1 a small brass j i
button wh'ch fits closely against the ti
spinal pro, ess. This is connected with p
5 small silk cable which hangs down
Irteely and ends in a bras. peg. This h
cillar being put on the criminal in his
cell, lie is then brought out n his bare
feet and seated in the ehba:r. Straps 1
fasten his arms to the arms of the chair t
and his legs tothe chair-leg. The brass
teg of the silk cable is insertal in the f
iole on the brass knob at the beck of
i the chair and is there held by a screw.
The bhere feet of the criminal rest on t
the brass plate of the foot-rest, and the
cirecit would now be complete were it
niot that the positive wire is broken at
a short distance from the chair, but I
Sonnect on can be at once established I '
Sby turning a switch or pressing a but- I
:on. When this is done the full charge·
1 ,fe lectricitt en*ers tihe criminal's body i
at timhe spnal cord and passes out at has
feet. the resistance coiL . h:ch it meets i
under the chair, increasing Its force I
and preventing it from injuring the '
JI namo machine on its return. The
crtminal a killed instantaneously and I
without mi as the electricity acts
much more rapidly than the nerves of
"'The second method of using the
chair is to discharge the cnment into
I the palms of the hands through the
large brass knobs. In this ase no 1
coltar is needed, and the criminal's feet
need not be bare. In either em alli
the wires and apparatus, except ng the I
small collar, would be out of sight, and I
t h criminal would see nothing but an
I ordinary chair. The sherir can signal
i the executioner to turn thy switch, or
r i can press a button on the foor, and'
t in a second all would be over."
Dr. Smith when seen yesterday in re
*grd to the bill said: *'I had nothing
to do with it Introdutiol. and thi
matter had pretty much pased from
ay astatien. as the State MediLalt
smoiety took no ation upon my sau
Spestion. Neverheless. I believe to.day,
_ I did then, that the mesanre is a:
rood one. It is certainly lpracetieabile
and srent fic. Tilhe object of capital
pun shiunent a not to torture the erimi- I
Jal. but s mply to abolish him.'
,An old nwmtL:r of the legsiature,
woen his :tteution was called to the
Smeasure,. said: "It is very fair on its'
' face. but a certa:a uractical objection
Siniuesii;teir arises to it. in my mind at
t least. Simple :. is the present method
,t .xecut on. it is apt to be bangled i i
lthe rtr.i c, nnties, where a death on I
the . mallows may" not take pl oae in
a quarter of a eatry. oewt. estiay i
se -n met tweet a' s e u
comrse te mere act ,f e. it .n -q tm
nie. It 4 :1 ;he *. 'r t Sit en e , ':1
ittons ;f *lit" Am:tr:tu- In· " ! ' pr , -"
_ntiti .i '+ non for ' T.ie , .at 'ile 't !Bot': - w
man ½ . .: " t".manfl :ia loto*. .,_tr an
nrdinar\ .;ec' ric'an would nut touchs
the thing w.th s ten-fu.L oole. The re
suit wuhlt be the opointlment of a
state e'eCt'ioner ..1 iort of an electr
Calcraft. who would only becalled upon
to exercise his fiatt on whenever a
criminal was found't who preferred
death by ',vhtning to death by
biemp. Now. that doesn't seem to me
to by very pract cal leg,.iation.
The Workl Being Done to the elbees1
at Yuna.
The very m'rrked improvementrin the
Indian training-school at o;d Fort Yu
nma. across the river. since it came un
dir the In:utllatretent of the Sitters of
':uiar 'tv. : ei'uanlV :rratif ing to the
Indian deoar:in'tut and to the fr;ends
of the :ndians zenerally, says the Yuta
r ,Nlitei.
The Yuman. Ihtt.k I¢ a 'mall troe.
~re :tmnon lie vervy loe,,.t :ind most
li-'tor.rt of a;il the luin an'. and to mnake
an' in!ellh etual mpression upon them
wouid seet almo-t a hopeless task.
Yet the last etIht or nine motlhs un
.ier the S sters' caleful treatment the
c1!ilblret, wlloilv in their ke-ping. hare
made con-tleratle pro'ofes in their
iook~ and Id a marve!ou, ch:an. . their
peIr sonal :ppc.artiance and shabits of life.
'itey are noiw Ua wrll-,lressed. .,est.
,.!ran. and ,he'rt'il et of young In' i
ans. wherceas tetor, Ther came to the
school they" were ro.aling around in
sgnlaltl pove.rty tand "tkednesis.
lithe very competntt,. energetic. and
efficient snperintendent. Col. L P. Ri
le. paid a v sit of inspection to th-s
interetsting school lat Monday. He
gtave the children. through the assis
tantce of an interpreter,. a long. practi
cal. and sensible talk. which seemed to
be thoroughiry undtierrtood by his young
'nud tori, and was certainyi apprecia
ted b, Bias2'al. the venerable chief of
the tc.be, wio, being tiresent, arose at
the .'oniucsion of Col. it itey' remarks.
sand in eloquent terms sought to im
press. author tativelr. the advice and
,untruct on they hail just received.
The primary object of all Indian
schools being to teach the young to
,peak the English language, tbthecloeo
of the old chef's remarks Col. B ley
gave a few illustrations of teaching the
structure of -eutences by combinat:on
of objccts ;n a w:ta the children thor
,oughly tiuder.tood. which had the hap
py result of showllng them they could
soon speak the English language with
a little effort. lie then offered a first
and second prize to be g.ven at the
cloMe of the seas on to the two pupils.
boys or g ris. who could at that time
speak the most Eirtlish. provided their
deportment and habits met the approv
al of their teachers. T'rie offer, we are
informed. has created considerable em*
ulat.on. and several are striving to be
After the school lecture Col Riley
had a long and interesting onfoereneos
with Pasqnal. the old chef. and devel
oped many interesting facts concern
ing the relations of the Yumas to the
whites, their customs and habits of life,
t etc.
Although there are over seventy chil.
I dren in school. Col Riley asked Pas
qual why the others-about one hun
dred--rema ned away. He replied
that there were four causes that more
or less entered into the answer to that
question. In the first place many oI
the parents and grand-parents of the
children were poor and feeble. The
government gave them no amistanee
and the children had to contribute
their labor to their support. and that
many were desirous to come. but em
that account could not. In the second
plice. many parents feared that this
school was bit a preliminary step to
having the children finally removed to
1some other school in the east. Thirdly.
that when the question was sneessful
ly solved that their chiliren could be
taught to read and write English. add
figures. etc.. he then would be willing
for them to cut their hair. asd adopS
Stim customs and habits of civilbd lifie,
but not unth then. If he livd to se
the present expspment a sueeese he
,would cheerfull tmbrace it, and so
I wo:uld his tribe. In the fourth plase
he would not ask the government for
assistance, but would gratefully acept
what it mrght give in charity to his old
Sand helpless people. When that was
Sdone all the children should o~me, if he
Shad influence to secure tsut! a result.
Being assured by (ol. Riley that the
children would never be sent from here
Sonly at the r own election. andt that he
Swould endeaver to remove all other ob
e stacles, the meeting broke tip wtth as
surance that both partes would work
Sfar the suoesae of the Yum school.
Ephemeral Fathers.
An estimable lady of the west side
has had the fortune of three bhusand
two having paused over to the majority.
t By the first husband there is a son; by
I the second a vey bright little dauh.
Ster. One day. while some lady fridest
I were lunching with the mother, the
a little I rl asked:
i "Mamma. has Jack a papa in hear
r eaP"
ii ,.rTs darling; hush!" replied manm
S*Have Is paps i hereave '
g "Tes, darlmg; bhshr"' repeatels
m After a peans and profonad thiuking.
I the little mis added:
* .Pauas don't last loeg. do the'.
. matma?"-- Yesowin's" .%e
SIt Probably Was.
"Yes my hands are soft." taid a dud!
ishd and conceited young fellow the
,other night in a small company. as ie
e adpliringl- looked at those nusetless :p
i pendages that had never done t lay',
work. "*Do you know how I do it?'
st he exelaimed. proudly, "1 wear lhrw
oasmy hands every night to sleeti in.
a "Do you sleep with your hat on also
In asked a prt younag woman.
i And the )onag man replied in thL
IJIaga iv sad looked wouderingly I
&J lbsh masye smadle~-Uebree

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