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Marrying an Heiress.
S.Over the bills and far away"' sang
ong Will Blaisdell. as he urged on
his tired mostang with a tones of the
spa. **It is 'over the hills!' " he said
to h "lasl about five miles over the
. Y've got a climb before you,
old WL bet there's plenty of barley at
the othe sed, and a good night's rest
too. i All O wel. I wonder if the
mdmsa wi11 be at home. I suppose
elh gjir wl be II she isn't I've travel
ed a~ o h ed miles for iiothing."
And oee sby the last thought he
adapsed late silen.
Wg aiusdil was on the north-west
ra at of resott. Ar.sons, on his
wry to Cueopee Springs. A young
physici-he had graduated three years
before at Bellevue-he had settled
about a year bfdore in Prescott and was
doing very welL Four months prior to
the time when he started upon his ride
to the springs he had. while out on a
turkey-bhunting expeditioa, been called
soddenly to the station at Cucopee to
attend ts station keeper. old Sam
Qaurit who had broken his leg. The
young doetor had been very successful
with the ease, and had spent hs time
while at the station right pleasantly,
talking to old Quarll's daughter Mabel.
The girl was pretty and ladylike, and
what had seemed at first anything but
an alluring demand for his services to
Dr. laisdell, he had found to be as
pieMasat as any he had ever responded
l. Be had remained at the station for
tree weeks, during which time he had
had a good opportunity to study old
ama And of a truth old Sam was as
rios a speimen of humanity as one
swel flad in a summer day. Cross
'gained ad angndsr, as full of mental
 as was ever cactus of thorns,.
was yet evidently a gentleman, and
when he chose to, make bhmself
aseeable as he was, generally speak
Stheb reverse. To Dr. Bllaidell he
te- what is called in the West "a
ei s;" sad the two used to talk for
am the old man lay in bed and his
p~ddh eat alongside.
Vley charming talk it was too. to
t" yuger man-full of anecdote and
ssaild Mto of wisdom gathered from
phllm . What induced such a man
akL lmuri to bury himself and his
Mabel was about
r alih a phe as Camopee
a good dent of
;-;: 1sllawlat long explanation a
S.l'te O idmer somewhat in the
S M ithe eoder on board a man-of
MAeir lr the decks for action." The
of the story having then been
I cma go on with it. But
have been tell.ng how Dr.
et Sam Quarlls the former
ld~~war the hl 1 he sang about,
eis wiShin Cia4t of the station
IM. A legi low,. one-story house,
ilad liiaa, or sun-dried clay bricks,
Nmisl, Is which there are half a dos
l mle ade hors.s, a single cotton
UM tme marking the place where the
Pi dier which the stat on is
ade whick is the cause of its
J anht me spread out before him on
evil sla d of the road. Ahe
Ilm np a semple of tall, gaunt dogs,
dJ thekilt lld Ia the West; 'yal
i a," ad which are probably the ugli
eat o the camai rage, rose from
whese they wene lying in the sun and
has brkthlg towards him.
0S Bae Down. Jim!" said the
dabm u he drew his weary mustang
te a rmn wai bhat beside the porch
inaat h trowing his bridle
rd omver h ih peq As he spoke
a wry putty girl appead at the door.
7*"Why, Dente d how do you
~a Im very glad to ame yeo."
'"h, Ia Mabal, rm glad to me
pee. Wher's your father'"
'Ssme up the ese, bus I ex
pwhmb weery minutae. When
·'lamernng, about two. I rode
WSleanmtd than camped at Half
ab three hu rs Lad how
-" wdl indeed. But eome in
hue Orwill you~st out hereon
: .ilot after my horse. She
Spatty well tired out by her lon
W-. Whee'a t'he ar ley, Ms oMa.
"C, get isoe hr you."
SPll get it mysmeif:" and taking
Sof It the doetor walked
Sto the apun ad proceeded
t'ithe hasten iMthwnUto soak
thap . IBe, wahedh hi hads and
A5Ss ae ame from the long ride
lig asi, and whil e he was
suddenly eemeed by a
dediaa abrownm sw
Ikgaeet. this orn
going ? Ar you
. th. to tell your
!knak oat
4441 , IQt
in vou. I guess, though, that the old
house'll stand any attack the redskins
can make, although I'm none the less
obl ged to you."
*"But Mabel, your daughter?"
"She's weathered out more'n one
storm along o' me', and I guess she
won't faz . But come in the boase
now, and get some supper."
The two men walked to the h
and going inside, found Mabel stanlng
by the table waiting for them. A ,4*Y
good meal was spread out, and bag
hungry they did full justcee to it. KAr
supper Sam said to the doctor. as tHa
stood on the porch 'together. the girl
being ins de the house:
"Look yer. Doe. I've bin thinking
about what you said, and I'm going to
take some animals up to the little cor
ral to-nig'it."
,"The little sorral?"
"Yes. You see that bluff." point'n?
as he spoke to one about three hundred
feet high. which was within a hundred
feet of the house. "On top of that there
is a corral, and I've got a way of get
ting there with no man seeing me. But
just now there's no animals up there,
and I guess '11 take some round. You
stay here till I come back.
The old man took three mules from
the corral, and. r ding one of them,
went up the canon. Mab-l and the
doctor sat upon the porch and called to
each other, as the short twilight of the
south rapidly faded into the dark gray
of night. They had sat about an hour,
when suddenly old Quarlls appeared
ooming out of the house.
"Say. you folks. it's about 9 o'clock,
and I reckon we'll go to bed. Come
along 'o me. Dec., and I'll show you
where you're to sleep."
B;dding Mabel good night, the doc
tor did as he was told, and was soont in
as sound a sleep as he ever was in his
life, stretched out on the floor.
He never knew how long he slept.
When he waked up there was old
Quarlls kneelhng beside him on the
floor and shaking him. As he opened
his eves."the old man said to him:
"Wake up, Doe. T'h' Reds have
come, after alL"
In an instant, Blaisdell was on his
feet, and Quiarlls continued:
"I hearn' the dogs barkin' some time
ago an' got up. Then I peeped out.
and see by the moonlight the Injinns
saampeedin' the stock outer the corral.
Then Icome for you."
The two men went to the door and
peeped out through the holes cut for
the rifles. In a few minutes they saw
half a dozen Indians separate from the
main band and come towards the house.
Old Quarlls raised his rifle, and putting
it through one of the holes, fired. Two
Indians dropped, and the rest. with a
yell, retreated.
"Doctor, you must take that end of
the house and I'll take this." "Mabel,"
continued the old man to the girl, who
had just entered the room. "you get
the extra rifles out. and give Doc. a lot
of cartridges. Bring some to me. It's
an Injuu raid."
The girl, without a word, left the
room, and the doctor took up his posi
tion at the window on the right, while
Old Sam went into the next room on
the left.
As Dr. Blaisdell stood there wa ting
for a sight of the Indians, and thought
of th perilr they were all in, he made
one of the most important discoveries
of his life. He found that he loved the
girl he was there to protect-a thing he
had not known of before. He was con
scious of a great wave of tenderness
rushing over his heart, and with it a
savage feeling that he would die fight
ing before she should fall into the
hands of the savages.
When Mabel came into the room,
earrying the rifle and ammunitilo, aee
said to him.
'Is there very much dangerP"
"'I hope not. MabeL" ,
'I knew a woman once--ebl pro
lam me that you will kill me befire they
capture meP"and she clapedhthandsI
around his arm.
The doctor put his am around her
waist and drew her to him.
'Mabel, my darling. I promlsa I
promise because I love youa--l yen
with all my he::rt."
rhe girl's head sank on his ehoulder
as she looked shyly down.
"Sweet one, do you love mep Look
at me one moment, Mabel."
The girl looked up, and said:
"l'm not frightened now, WilL"
Bending down to her, Will Blaiadell
kissed Mabel Quarils in a solemn way
that was almost like a blessing; then he
held her tight for a few seconds. It
was their betrothaL
"I must go, WilL" she said, looking
at him quietly.
With one more kiss he released her.
and turned to his post of observation.
At that moment he saw, shooting out
at the grease.weod mshea, an arrow.
haing upon ii a lighted hbad at dry
bunch-gras. A moment afterwards a
yell from the Ind; anse showed that it
had stuck in the thatched roof. As the
arrow rose out of the bushes old Sam
tired, and the yell of triumph when the
arrow struck was broken by one of an
guish that told that the ballet had
found a mark.
The tire arrows began to ly thickly,
some sticking, ad some falling short.
The riles of the two men spoke lmodly,
and gneralIy with eSet. judgig from i
the uis.. an them at simL n
shutters and doors. had been wasted.
Dr. Blaladell was just loading again.
when he heard he a name called Iv
Mabel Going into the other room. he
found the girl supporting her father.
out of whose brea-t the deep red title
flowing from a bullet hole showed t.at
69 old man had not long to live.
"*Guess I'm beyond patching this
lle. Doe.." said the old man, with a
grim smile, as Blaisdell knelt do ,vn be.
side, "The roof's on ti.re. ai d
It's time to q!ilt. Mabel knows
the tridoor. 'Take care of her. She's
rich. he knows where it's hid.
Swear l11 t care of her." re
peated t :nng an, with startling
emphasis. as he seizedL the young
man' aarm.
"Mabel will be my wife. please God.
if we get out of this alive."
The old man smi.led. looked at his
daughter w.th intense all'eotiou. and
sank back dead.
Carefully exa:min'ng the body for a
moment. Blaisdell rose, and lilt ng the
weeping girl. s:aid: "It's all over, Ma
bel." G v.ng her a moment or two
for her sorrow, he askecl:
"Where is the trap he spoke of?'"
Mabel sauk on her knots beside the
body, and kissed her father's denad
face passionately. Then riking, she
took her lover's band and led hini into
her father's roon. Opentng a cupbYard.
she showed him a trap-tioor. wa:ieh,
when he had rai'id it.. was seen to coys
er a tunnel. Descending into this by a
ladder, and shutting the trap after
them. tie two mad, their way along
the tunnel until the- reaecied what
seemed to be the foot of a cleft in the
rock. IHere was a ladder ut) which
the girl '"I mbael. follow;le b, thi doc
tor. Reach ng the tlpof it. thel found
another rest nug on a li;tle shelf of rock.
Up this and two others they want. to
emerge at the to, of the b lull'.
"He dug the tunnel and put the lad.
ders in long ago." said Mauel. with a
Blaisdell kissed her, and led her to
the corral before them. where were
the three animals Old Sam had placed
there the evening before.
Mounting Mabel upon one of them,
Blaisdlell got on the other, and direct
ed their way along the mountain trail.
They did not talk much. although a
word now and then showel her how
much his sympathies were excited.
The nest ,day they reached Prescott,
where they were married.
Some four months afterwards-the
Indian raid having been put to an end
to by thel truep,s-Mabel said to her
"Will, why don't you go and get the
d"' What dust, sweet one?"
"Why father hald a lot of gold dust
hidden in the tunnel. He u.ed to get
it up the canon."
"How much of it is there, Mabel?"
"I don't kuow, d'ar; but I think we
had better go and see."
When they arrived at the old house,
or rather, its ruins. Blrisleil found
that to get i:nto the tunnel there was a
great deal of stutd to be cleared away.
Suoc 'eding at last. he and his wife de
scended the ladder, andti about half way
came to a stone, which she told him to
raise up. Under it there was a lot of
bags tilled with gold dust. Blaisdell was
amazed at the amount, and Mabel her
self said she has no idea there was so
much. When carried to Prescott the
dust was found to be worth over $150,
"When your father said to me:
'She's r;ch,' Mabel, I thought he meant
you were a treasure in yourself."
"Are you sorry to tind I was .an
hesiew, Will?"
"No, I am not. Money's always
good, y it's got bonestly."
"Whisk is worth the most, the
money r me, Will?" said Mrs. Blale-i
dell with a happy sinile.
"Do you suppose I am going to flat
myvour vanit, by answering that ques
tpia' said her husband, as he kissed
her. "You are getting to vain now."
An Indian's Ingenuity.
A western emigrant having stolen a
horse from an Indian. the latter con
victed him of the offense by a very in
geniaus plan. The prisoner swore
that the animal belonged to him, and
that he had brought it from the east, so
that the judge did not find himself in a
positioa to convict. He was even about
to return the horse to him. when the
Indian said: "If you will allow me, I
-rl prove that the animal belongs to
me." Immediately he pulled off his
cloak, and covering the animal's head.
asked the emigrant of which eye it was
blind? The robber was much embar
rassed at the question, but, neverthe
less, not to delay the court, he replied
at haard that it was the right eye.
The lndian. uneovering the head, erx
elaimed J1he horne is no blid etaber
bf the right eye a the left." The
judge immediately dPided that the n
imal was hi
A Texas Editor Rises to Sxplan.
The Standard wishes to correct a
false impression in reference to the
"firing" of the editor's wife and moth
er-in-law from the Methodist church.
They were not put out of the building.
as some suppose, but merely had their
names eraserd from the roll of member
hlip Th editor is not thl kiMadof a
mn to qietly sIlulbt to aviing his
w ni Ier me hmr '*3n" b0dily
Dr. Wiley, chemist to the department i
)f agriculture. writes: Uccasioually re
,orts are madtte which le:tl as to bel eve
.'at evil effects may sotlu-times fuilow
.he use of sorghum as a f',de!er. Geu- 1
traill any such inju ry ic aetributed to
he poor cont.tion in wh cii the fodder 1
s used. Two French clhauits, Berthe- I
,ot and Andre. have latter!v ahown that
he lower part of the sor: :utu contains
[ou.'gh nitrates to make its ue objec
t;onaule. It has L.tn e.timated that
o ,ne hundred pounsi of sorghum as
luch as six oullne of nitrates are
oiatnd. Since thuse sal.s are mostly in
ihe lower part of :lLAt4t it it is recom
nmiended to cut oorzhum rather high t
wvaen it is to be use, for foldder. lBy
,',-erv ng this pre.ca:ition anl al-o ste
ng that when ,orghumtu is preserved in1
t ilo :t is fed tn gtnod cond.tiou, no
lautner nee.i be attn senide'd.,
The oause of the fertility protiziced
n trust trees by b.'nd ,u the tw:is at
Si aiiate annge. Ihas been investigtatel
Jv Pi (ies-or Soraner. lie tinds ti:ait
ac bark on the lo:ver surface of the
twie. , below the bren,. is truowui inlto
tra:usverse folis, he.e anl ithere do
:ached from the wiv o:. New woody t
L i-ue is fiurnled in It h *e caVyties, whi:ct
s tilled with starchi grainu. and after
hilt there is a for:uatioun of new woody e
i-Ine of a nirluai char:itetr, but al
'w:' s thicker there than elewhbere, and
e- ,pecialiy on the eo:ivex upper surface.
lThe mass of w()vtdy ti-sue checks the
t:jw of water toward the tip ot the
branch, to the gre:at advantage of the
ibu directly .tn:Lath. whieti is thus
more likely to develop a: a fruit bud.
.lttnet obslrvatotions u:ldu in France t
b. M. Coiisson wiay throw l:.:at upon
tIll.l mysteriout tires. In one un ltance
.1,)'nitaueoi)s hiring arose fron' an air
cu:rrent heated to 77 degrees, Fahrenheit
onyi. The wood slowly carbon z:"dl
at that temperature. and. being thus
mtna:e extremely pornos. a rapid absorp
tion of oxygen retuited, anld sulficient
heat was then produced to :uflame the
dry material In another case the
warmth from the air-hole of a stove
was sufficient to net tire to woo d-work.
When files have become clogged with
oil and grease the beat plan is to boil
them for a few minutes in some
strong caustic soda-water. A little
scrubb ng with an old tooth-brush w ill
be beneficial before rinding thin in boil
in water and drying before a fire.
The "pins," which are so harmful to
fine work. can be removed by a thin.
hard piece of sheet brass. These "pins"
may to a great extent be avoided by
using chalk on the file if it be used dry,
or oil when that may be applied.
Some experiments carried out at the
Ontario Agricultural college to test the
germinating qualities of seeds of vari
ois kinds, ton years old, have given the
percentage of germination: Tares. Wd;
nmangolds. 72; turnips. 32; buckwheat,
16; clover. 6: timothl grass, 2; batrley.
oats, rye, beans, and peas, 0 Several
samples of most var eties were tried.
In the case of b ans, though ten sam
ples failed to germinate, two tried sep
arately gave a per cent of 33.
Bad breath in cows indicate some dis
order of the stomach, and is generally
accompanied by feverish symptoms,
either hot or cold horns, and a falling
off of milk. The feeding of a handful
or two of pulverized charcoal with each
feed of meal or bran. and mixed with
it, in our experience is one of the best
correctives that can be used. It is
equally valuable for all other domestic
animals, and not less so in the famuly,
only the quantity should be dtlereased.
An English food-inspector, Mr.
Juames Bell, tinds that horseflesh and
beef can not be positively distinguish
ed by external appearance, but that the
fat is a reliable test. The horse-fat is
fluid at a temperature of 70 degrees,
and has a specific gravXty at 10J de
grees of about 908.7: while the fat of
beef melts at 110 to 120 degrees, and is
considerably lighter. The low melting
point of the fat will show when
sausages are made from borse-meat.
Bruises may be taken out of the
woodwork of scientific instruments by
wetting with warm water. Then lay
on the place brown paper about tive
layers thick, and apply a hit f:at-iron
until the moisture is evalorated. If
the bruise is not gone repeat the pro
cess. If the broise is small, merely
soak it with warm water, and apply a
redhot poker very near the surface.
Keep the wood wet and in a few min
utes the bruise will disappear.
The annual general meeting of the
~British Beekeepers' association was
held Feb. 16 at No. 105 Jermyn street.
Plecadillyr, the Baroness Burdett
Contts, president of the association,
being in the chair. The report for thei
past year, which wa adopted, showed I
that the wrok had been are sneesesa
fa tan perwiouslv, the improv**e* ai
baiag due to royal patmonage, and to
the suppoart given by the outy
a-illated branches.
A. I. Brown urged the importance,
at a lMaine pomological meeting, of
every person providing an abundant
supply of fresh fruit at all times for
the home table. He asserts that hei
knew from experience that blackberries
ad ruaspberries in that state could be i
produced sad picked for 21 cents a
bsske. sad that as many banshels of
strawberis a of potatoes eald be
mind rqi t ad t l !
the wanton destructinn of ti-h. antd
against earchiu~ them in trans duritn
the spawn t(g c,3sn. I: lt r:timnt-l thiat
the s'tae has aS Itr,_. a !asse ar,.s ats
S31 nne-ota. and it :u- u! ',' tht _ : :n t
northern pr-ople will co:e; thre duru::ui
the wint,.r to h-atch t:i h.
In Grteat liritati butter Is e:rried ;n
the lia:il at very l.t rates. Hand a 1:tr . :
numberof dairv farmeri send buter to
customer, reiularir in it , way. It;s I
placed in small woolh.n or metal vae ;
:; ,s. an.t the postaze is prea:,: .v
stamps. By empl: in,. tlhe m:il-" a 2
Ia_ ,..rvicu the proliti of mddle ,rntrl
are s;aved. and Coeultluuers tai froshi but
ter all the gear.
Seth Green states that "lec.ass n tish.
raising can not be a,.1uirel 9by the road. o
injg of a bIok any morv :tn than ak i in
wltcllh-vuaklin. all. M.linv ti 'S c:t ie
atl',ttid. hu)Ilt x:: !' 'ii* ' ne 1 o t t, 1 '
able one to ra.,, t!ih. 11e r~co,,.tl. ltll .i
that on. . ;i- ha "".ten.. I. i t
,11all3 -a'.i . int tihat t:e b'nsint's he ex
teli di as one'i ktnow\  ,e I ,! 'rtea . sd.
A 'omonll isttn ti cSll •i ' . nl;and
n"b; ter t it - ti - t ia is :t, u it'n it) i l
thile a:tlrt.n ..te - Oi, r f r lo.. l u:tn Is
aull fetnte tht' 'on ""~tu rn tU
s(!ch a way as to  I io- e th' .oiverni
nnoul t wýet .tt , t. l i pl- ,ve ,,t.n'itn- tle pa,- I
sa:te of thloe who uit ht iWAii :'o "tak
Stip' the l.ttUr. IT:. :ttttruvy vgeneral
decl;ure, ut'h ftnnc g :1,e:tt .
EV".rv fzrntlt'r who t:"thtets hos
at-'i la1:1W- a:lllili-nz ' .1 oti', t'.t a t ge.
,mi:utner -atv.rv, trt thivtut to uttle in
ilitv tri t' tic-tn. Pitiv'r..:+1 .v"wet herbs
-ir uld ItI ,npr.ikled :1 f:' s' pork he
f r- it is roast:d. On farms whore
tilers is ,il.-ity of hiltp thes·e herb, ca:tn
be rai:ed with profit for the supply of 3
the local inarmiet.
WVhen screl:\n, ulp thel nuts on the
ends of a rod it oftenii h:toens that the
rod will turn with the not. To pre
vent th s the not on to" other endt
must bei k-pt from turning b" screwing 1
on a ch,.-,k-ut t and a wrench on th:s I
w:ll hold the rod wh:le the tirst-men
tioned nllt is SCIreW 1 )u.
Tile second unnual sheo-shearino. I
undsir the auspice' of the 31 -souri
Wooil-Grtower,' a.ociation, will be t
held at St. Lou:s. May II. 12 and 13. "
Ca: sit prizes to t ho t e extent of $1,76 -) are
oilred. P..rt:cil$l'rs IllraV Ie at ntpon
appliicat.on to H. C. West, t. lok-'box .
6Ut3. St. Loui-.
A Massachusetta paper clainms that a
new Tranze of the P..trons of lnutbandt
ry is organzedl n that -tate every- day.
Early English Ccal JMining
Coal has been worke I in England 1
since the time of the Normans; but it 1
was only in the bginniiz of the seven
teenth century that rixllo.ions in col
lieries appear to have been heard of.
Even then they were seldom fatal.
One which occurred at Mo.ti u, on the 1
Dee. 1676. and which killed a man and
blew off the winding drum at the top of
the p t. was apparently so) novel an
event as to be thln.,rht worthy of de- 1
scription in th "Pihi'ooph:-al 'fr:ans- I
actions of the Royal So-let'." This 1
comparative mafreinluiency of explo-ions
in the early working- is real:ly account
ed for byh tihe miod in w:;.ch c)al was
got at that t me. The p is were very I
shallow; ndeed. at the beginning of I
the eighteenth century no pit hlad
reached a greater depth than sixty
fathoms; commonly the': were not more
than 2:) to 341 fatihoms dlecp. T,)-day
some of our pits are half a mile in
depth; the Ashton Moss p:t at Auth-n
shaw. for exarulle, is close upon I0)
fathoms de-ip. Moreover. the oil wtork
ings dil nbt extend to any consiilerablu
disita.nce from the shafts. In fact. in
I the early days of co.il-gettin, the mtiners
were more hindered by w:ater and choke
damp than by explosive gas. Choke
damp must. indeed, have lbeen a r,ire
tronble. if we may judge from the hll
fashioned method of bring:ng round
• asphyxiated colliers. The remedy, we
are told. "was to dig a hole in the
earth and lay them on their bellies w.th
their mouths in it; if that fail they tio
them full of good ale; but if that fail
they conclude them desperate."--Good
The Results of Beer.
"Trhere'."said a clertcal-looking man,
pointing to an individual who had jut
emerged from a saloon and stntumlred
into the gutter. "vyou see the resuits of
"And there." said a red-nosed look
ing person. pointint to the large and
i imposing residence of a brewer on tin
opposite aile ol the street. 'vou see the
results of beer."--:erristouf, Iir a:d.
Score One For The Gamin.
All who know Jud ge Bhlecklvy antd
recall his long,. waving hair and earl|
will appreciate this story. lie was ,in
his way to the supreme courtone morn
Ing whoaen he was acoosted by a 1 ttle
street gamin, with an exoeedingly dlr
t faoe, with theoustolmary 'sh:nne. it?
He wasu quite impoMrtunate. and te
judge, bein2 impres-el with the op
preasive unt dness o4 the bor's face.
said: "Idon't want a shtine, but if yeto
will go wash your face I' give you: a
dime." "All right. sir." "Wel. let
me see you ido it."' The boy weot
over to an arte-ian hydrant and malde
his ablut:on. lreturning he hell out hIis
hand for the dime. The judge said:
"'Well sir, you've earned your money:
hereitas" The boy said: "I don't
want your nmey. old fellow; yop take .
s _m. bm $ e haI LT' ayIni
Brown of Australia.
.t Is snrlpri-in il ow very few men
ire ,'aIab vA :t.ikinr lasting impres.
sions upon t;ci':a :ttance. ~1e nitcet
and ,-re=t ra" mnien, britht men, jolly
nmen, but sit: a:t way they are cone
we forxet a;ll .,ou: them except as
:hey nmay be rý ,.L.:ed by some circum
stancect irel y e'traneotls fromn our 1
prson tii in'ern-t :il themn. But lrown
if Aus-:ra li. of v'.o:n a writer in the
i'hipade phih P'r: tes: this story,
riertainiv "eems to it on-, of the men
.or caeaty for.;o" 'n.
. 2 .t,:te::an 't.:: me recently of an
:.stan.e of a pet" tair unanmmi y of 1
opiu:on among a lot of prominent
iltn on a quest on where one mi-tht
:na: ra!ti\!v eC: ,t:'t .:, tnl a wile ditfir
I' o; '.P. " S-r. T~i l)it of the manye
noli'n "[t . ;I. : a it , r i. ac "it nltnrers.
o "i: ; __. : " "\ r ut tile
Ilnt i « . w tg. o cesittn MeintIl
ip n ' Aitil 1 n t tt, l e Ster liliiip i.1
tian ,f t~ O \ n- .. n line. tlikinig
wn t ( Apt. i tr_' of ::othe many
"omninehnt rp.np lae 1 h,, had under
hius cito .. 1n: n!i- ame on the
sti. I" l i \ t' : " t .i " ti :Il-n tr-o y e lw e
r :nt ~r e r't-l a J .o " a tithe
c a :iii n. r tey in n, atorts, writers.
)pre(: -: : :: 1 l: ep i tha an andll
nthn e trit" uotrlt ihe t have seen
etvhry lat: of it , but tihe
nio-"t enter."timna p1 t`,e er I ever
nirot: ieft ai alr ewyr trom wae!
Lrie L .\t l thi lc. n l t Browi. He
WAS. Wi tinltt" .u!,, o enin..t bL'io iant
oneior'' l: .t :t.i. I. eof u lietrnrei to.,
1il frie d i - il iiit t n the ,lon ti no t w i
'€lveil thi.- tlnk:1ctWn .11W..'el, struck birdi
Itas somewhat r :-  L: andlll t caused
him to renwnti.:,t - the name. He was
htill more siir:itl hed, threfore. when a
year latr he },t-:i: Jo-eph Jetlcrson.
at a l niner li tn ir o in hlo city, ex
press as his opnionp that aoions all
the bo:nht talkers lie had ever met in
this or any otter o" illlltryl thie same
Prominent lanyer of Mlelbourne was
the lmost ultr:lih nt. It was not that
he said witty things every now and
a.nain, but thalt his conversation was
one ontrinaol flow of iqu r conceits,
bright eplterinl s and bon mots which
icame ho - asiy ani wt re so tree from
titterness o ra te that tiey had it
charm an t tItsii hnes sl omn founed ir n
the conversation of profssiuonal rae
Broan of Melbourne became dis- no
tieniphel rn inf the eyes of the fen
tleman, who had tw r hei rd his prais
es Motlih y so able crit iets, but he was
still to ,hear of him agat. Oine even
an_ sieveral ynears aio. wlnle dining
with the .Savaqe, ctb in London, when
Byron. author of the comedy of "Our
talkers wereat the thatle, a battle of
woorkls took pheace her wlen Robertson,
the author of "'*,"hool" and "Caste"
andti aother entntirlan possessing no
earn powers of repalrte. My friend
was greatly le-Ised with what ie heard
iand expretsed his almirietion of the
brichtne-s of the speakers. to a gentle
elan -ittin^_ next to him. "Yes."said
the Enolishnan, "they talk well, but
we had at qeer chap heine from the
trovyinces once tht madne them all
ook to tfheir laurel lie wats by long
odds the niost brilliant fellow I ever
heard talk. His nanewas Brownand
lie came from Mobmourne." It is not
unnatural for three people even of
wide experience to are:r on the osame
novelist, eetor or singer, but it strock
me tiat the tort wals interesting. if
only as a coincyidence, and tnouah
trown of Melbourne has rnot yet visit
ed this country.
An Indefatigable Liar.
From the Boston Commercial Bulletia.
As an i!!utration oby the "colossal
lia.s ' of tile wnst, General McCook,
rei les the following: He was travel
ing among tie Rocky mountains, and
strayint out one morning from the
by the agnificent l, ndcap spreance
heiore hitm, hen he was arousd from
his ,neditationt by the footsterl os
tone o tie dht, wno had followed
him, tlett lIe .honld lose hi way.n
"Is not thi. mreniieent Bll?" extr-an
elaime l the tilenerl, nxious to hare o
the uide, "lut [ kin fshow you biger
Schl:tsnor the. XI. h, onetime Kan
thre days and n:esi:, and wet:rme to
a plain, at riit in th ie ,,ilst of it
was a for, .t ad turned to solid stun:"
The Geleral sltiled and remarked:
SI have heard of lpetrilied trees before,
Th'e itiixe txpectorated without
clhari!xt. coxtilet-tiani't and iotiontied:
"Bit thiat warntit ill, General. That
war a hIix:o tin thtiit phiii, and he
war pet i't I , n til he clean jttiutp, and
his hlttih hal k. "ild tip a hit of sod,
andi hli;ti blinll. if that warn't petri
tied in "ix ai r.'
The cuneral turnied an amused
counlitet"atn- otlt the narrator and
:aid: "*WVI, 111,i, the sod would have
failie to the outlt l by tli he force of
gravi: v'"
"Withont any hesitation Bill an
sweret: "W' ;. I j--, General, the
grailty war petr.lied, too:"
Artist's Models iu LondOu.
Speakinz of are ist' mioels, a writer
in the Mach tiibei: of toe Magazine
of Ari- says of tthie in Lonilon: "Di.
sipation on the p-r' 0t the women is
qully rate, if oivly rom motives of
policy, for stecnon:hi4 toat her heaith
is her Ihily bleail her form. both in
it " 'nerol treat atint uxtt', its i.othing,
receive.. her :irst itiin el5CCil care.
Thea il I; - ,- fw ,,ie'epttonui, vir
totos, b '-,V-vri h1 k . tlin '-; e andithomi
.st.. and wien wixil ehai.'xte., she not
infreqnlittly en-lax the man she sits
to, and then Miss Rote Madder blof
soms forti into Mrs.VVandyke Brown.
More than one member of the academy
'at th esent day a boast a wil
A Strange Wtzaesl
(or. \Vtt.tainton Starr.
`oiite wt.,-s ago a yvoting woman
a:i:ed .i'. ott. who was .OOtn to bo'
(,)I,!it a !nother, a1. .tarel belore a
Itrcer CLonty (P' . Juatice of the
P,.atre and store out a warrant for
tae a: rest of a young ,inan named Wil
iiatu Bllood.oo'l onn chiarge of assault
and bh:tttry. Bloo l;ood was arrest*
sd. The , ount woman swtre at thi
it::sine aT i t a w weeks previous
R.,.ac.'oti i:al comnte to her hour,
:a. i.. a: h r ntr -t: to hiei remainiz&
h:" tlatl choe i i,.' hrI r:'v to insenei
Sv:i1., and a ::<-t'd i;her ltt wrist, &l
-t .- :: ,r_. it SieP said the
imtars of 1. ii:,.rs and thumb were
vi~§ble on htr t hroal for -everal days,
and her wri-t ret:mallm crooked for
(,wIme tinme. Shi'r !;l I n) witnesses to
1ub iii~ n ! f:r' . " n n " " ' ts,'nt nts or prove
in mi-- . I::..n -ot adnaitted
ri it- it '' i , l ailn toitt
Ira.'' 2 : h _ ... t " t I; ,. ri's ho tll0 0
a th,- "m , ' h t" ti ., assault, but
!tl, " I " !. r ' t l :.tv : i,"t 'i m ade. H e
wai-,rsd. "l.d", <, t. to await trial at
Fe , llhey I that the irl had been
a-.anittid, mt 3L!tiodoodi's tischargts
was tt:;. . c _ :iV ill 4 rienIds assoon AS
"',-rt i.t t; . Tlhi' t'at' waW caliedl at the
-:lt -!i of tnt' M',.rcer court. The
,n m:ll .llt m;t'-,:, rid., carrying her
•,. -,-k,-,:dl thy. H1erlawyerput
;i.-r tll : nth, -tnllld. lantd ehe swore that
Ut, ( l'r I i it.'s:auiltel her as stated
a:: tat -1r. wOmis the mother of the
att :i i i. ; tlillrc . A plhysician CO1
rti o,:' ,l i i;: ::ac: of :iat relation.
,pin. [ ..;old' ,n tohd the court
tiat ," " - *tr -u--*m woutll" a.k for ac
tllto' i tie -rOliil that there was
no ti d -'n at any '-sati!lt havini.been
t on. i., i. i T,: ,l 1 ,-'s evidence cor
rthorative of tile plan titl!ste tinlony
the hbay i -i:" brii, in hil arms. The
prov-emnt tll, awyer took the infant to
the lurtl. :itL'I. nlttIm',v:rll t its throat.
rve:tale1 to thert tl.- .l..1itt mnarksof
four tin.tIrs on one -ihe 't it and the
plain tin l uan lllistaka:l)le Inlmpression of
at hunlld on tile otilier. After these
rmtaiitrkable btrt hmiarks had been el
amiined by the iury, thelawytr uncov
ered the haly' left wrist. It was
twit.- tH out of .hape andll woilen. as it
it lhad el el sutltlenly wrenched. These
marks corre'spjonded exactly with the
inirries the mitinl's mother swore she
itoi rte'eiv,'(l at tie li:ands of the pria
on-tr. liioo,1Ciotoi, more t han a month
before it was born. The prisoner was
War Correspondents.
"The peaceful citizen who reads in
his 'liorning pape.r the full details of a
battle that was perhaps fought the
previous day," said Archibald Forbes
to a New York Mail writer, "little
thinks of toe perils and dtangers the
Torreltpondent on the field of battle
has to go throuPh to send the infor
imation home. Previous to 1870 the
duty of the iatherer of war news was
easy compared to what it is at pro
sent. Then one could stand on eoOse
hill, watch the battle, decide how It
I had one and post off his letters. In
1S70 a reform came over this method
of doing the work. The system at
sendinm by tehlgraph the full particu.
lars of the tight came into use. The
danzers increased. With the use of
sieg suns that tire a shot 10 miles,
and riflde that kill at two miles, it is
inpos0ible for the war correspondent
to stand out of danger and see how
the battle is doin-. He must be in
the thick of the fight, and statistics
show that the percentaze of cornre
pondents killed is greater than the
percentage of soldiers killed. In the
recent terrible tichting in the Soudaq,
out of 20 representatives of the press
who went with the forces,sixlihe buried
in shallow graves in those burninI
deserts. The ideal war correspondent
nlmut he a man who has, among otheb
thints, the lift ot tongues. He must
speak, in addilition to the ordinary
European languages, some of the
Asiati-•, incluilinm Aflhanistan, and
i some African, including Soudaness
Ashantte, Alwssinian and Zulu. He
Smust have a lovely temper, amiable
as a woman, and an affable as a cam.
didate who in eanvassilni for your
vote.' and at the same time he must
be bi.z and umly enough to scavt
off whole a:t mnies. Hle must be able
to ride anythin., from a giraffe to a
Srat. atnd be able to sit in the saddle
for lilt) miles at a stretch, to go with.
' out eating for a week. to write agood,
iul,!le roundtii hand, so the clerk at the
telet!rapth st:ltia)n c'an read it. He
nimust write at the rate of a colnmn am
hour. and oatrr-l write eight columIs,
Sand then cellop back to the scene ol
iaetion lie mti t ble able to tell evry
move that i-' oini to be mnade, and
-(c',t a h:Lt ;:I logIu before it takem
Si','e. and then. while it is raging, he
mi,-ti tel! how it is coiin,. and what
w il be te t result, lonr before it teL
netnates. All t lese acoixmplishments
woulh make a ,nai an idl,al corree'
io!o:dent, hut there nevetr was such a
Iu:m11. Julins (' ear wonhli hIive made
a .toot ,lne If ttherc Iliad t,,n *ll'h men
Sin theo e ldays., anll NtoL tim)oil I, would
e have -,.ipstsl Jihiis 1, ,ar .I ho could
have learnrd to be trutt, ul."
All Uiapproacihable Rasal
*A Woiaitn iwho ke-lS ;a boarding.
Shouse on I.a:ei strleet cnaled at thu
police headqutarters n"ecirtly to com.
r plain that a Lt.I-tlellanI boarder had
, skippe4 eri hous,*, lei'lng a till u*
'H"le o'c-es mie about ,10 and I waat
f him cmn:iht." hoi added.
• 1\\tnar kn:l f a ipron was be?"
saked tl:,. 'erletantit.
n "\''lll t h,' ay befor le he went away
heoatier."t to,:itoLi'ry ii.' to settle the
• bill. You caxi Jutlge wimrt ciiek he
r. has."
"And you refut',l".'
It "Yes--nt-no. I di,'n t"' ,he exclaim
s ed as she blu-'hed (ha;r back to her
. ears. "It wa.ts all settlei that we
, sehould be marrtied, and that's one ree
7 son I'll pursue him to the ride of the

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