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. A. LeSUEU, Publisher Off.oial Journal of tle city and. Pari ., V.L. JASTREu hSKI, Editor. .. .... BATON ROUGE LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, MAY26, 88. 1VOL. 3.'1. --- - A - .... 1. 1 A A iV • ,, -- ., , , , . .. . ... ...... . . "" . .... .. . .. . .. ..... .........'.,, . ,,.'^ ,,, ,. :... ,, , ,.. .: ... ATTORNEYS. ' c. HIRD ATToaRP.F AT LAW. Will . attend promptly to all bsilness intrusted to him, office on Convention street, between Tbird and Church streets, Battn Rouge, La. SWV. POPE, A'rOILREY AT LAW and . Notary Public, Port Allen, West Baton onge, La. Special attention given to the col. legtion of accounts, taking testimony under cowm mssiton, and to all other matt,,rs requiring the attention of an Attorney or Notary in the parish of West Baton Rouge. .ap9l4 v!nlZ ._ H S.LA NG , A'rrouaNY A.vuCOUNBELOR H. At Law, Donaldsonvie, La. Will p.a. tice in all the courts of the State of Louisiana. , RHOS. B. DUPRElE, A'rroNYr I and Counselor at Law. 0ilice-No. 6, Pike's How, Baton ouge, La. Will practice in the State and FederslC ortss. H @.".2* BE LA H ERAroi.R ud Cot &stw s 8 ArLAwL. Ofiee on North Boul evard street, near the post office, taton Rouge, La. Will attend to all law busl. Hess entrusted to them in this and adjoining parishes. L . Beale. A. S. .lerron..... ...".. _. ... L L. .AVROT & LAMi. ON. AT'TO r NsI AT LAW. Oftice onu North Boulevard street, BIaton Itonge. La. Will attend to all law busiuess entrusted to them in this and ad. eloing parishes. .i . nearosht ....... .....J. HI. Lamon. SW. & S. M. ROBERTSON. * Attorneys and Counselors at Law. Ottice on North Ilotlevard stroet, Baton Rouge, La. Will practice in the ~eventeenth and Eighteenth Jtuciaal Districts. E. W. rtob n. ...... 1M. Robertson. _....--., -CL (l EO. W. BU:CIKNER, Attorney .J at Law and Notary Pubaic, Baton Rouge, Ia. Business promptly attended to. LOCAL DIR13iTORy'. ()IOHIN (GASS, dealer in western prolnuce, to. lhacco, cigars, dry goods, clothing, corner of t. Ferdinand anti Europe str'e'et. JOHN GARVIN, general steamboat, forward *Jing and shipping agent, Front street. ADOT & VAY, auctioneers, commission merchants, office and salesroom on Third, be. tween Laurel and Florida streets. aITS. P. KAUFMAN, dealer in dry goods. I1 fancy and family groesrrsn, crockeryware and tinware, Main street, tG EORGE N. BUCHEL, dealer in family gro. ". ceiles, liquors, dry goods'aud plantation supplies. corner Main and Jackson streets. G PICARD. New Orleani cheap store, dealer . in dry goods, Laurel itreet, between La tayette andI Third. IUCAS LITTY, dealer ia fruits and ncoulec tioneries of all kinds, tuts, etc.. cornor of Third and Lanrel streets. [ & B. ENOClHS, tomb>stones, luausolems, monuumnients, tomubs, hieed and foot stones, Main street, next to Piper's. s MEL iELSOlIIŽ, lealet in atapile :lt lfancy L groceries, liquors. tolitcco, etc.. , orner Of Ma: aud Lalfa cytte strts. SST'EENtEN, DIruggist, dlerjil tu drug. medit. tines, chemicals, c:lara, tLncs ,ln toilet articles, Third street. } tRI)OENFIELD, doalel in dry goods, ready I A made clothing, boots and shoes, hats and caps, all of the latest styles. NDREW JACKSON, Cotton Buyer, and A dealer in groceries and plantation supplies, northeast corner of Main and Third streets. DI. B, C. DUPREE, dentist. Office on Main street, between Fifth and Church. SICUOLAS WAX, wholesale and retail gro. N cr. dt.aier in plantation supplies. tancy and staplet greet ies, wines. liquors, crockery, cut ler\. cigars and tobacco, Si. LoLis street. W . RANDi.LPi. whioleale and retail :grocer, andi denler in westcrn produce, wines and liquors, Mail straeet. J OSHUA BEAL, Family Grocer, dealer in fa.)ncVy roceries, canned fruits and every arti < It needed in the househohld, corner Third and Lntel streets. 'O EUOIiE I1. WILSON, dealer in western G produes, groceries, plantation supplies, saddlery, harness, corner Third and Couven lion streets. I HoN J. WAX, dealer in fancy and staple < glrocerles, liquors, cigars, tubasco and Con. !ectnet.ries. St. Ferdinand street SJ, CAPD)VIELLE, dealer in groceries and " I luora and ear corn, liras hoop.pole and Ilfttbeat aglet, Front street. SDW. WITTING, dealer in fancy and staple I ,everies, fruits and contflectionorles, cI. ga; smoking tobacco. Third street. r[ CIIAM'ERS. Stationer, dealer in station. 111 cry, books, cutlery. Violin and Guitar strings, and lashion papers. Third street. I OUCISIANA CAPITOLIAN Book and Job ., Printing establishment, on Third street, is one of the most complete in the State. 1 PHILIP BUTT, proprietor of Bisnmarck Sa. s) loon and Lager Beer House, corner St. Louis anid North Boulevard streets. "' HA R LES WIECK, proprietor Sumter House S ti aher in the flnest winae, liquors and cigars urer Third andt Laurel streets. ' T. CLUV ERI US, Urnuggist, Bogel's gld Sstand. dealer in drugs, medicines, cutlery ,toap. garden seed and fancy arti'les. SM. IIROOKS. Druggist, dealer in drIugs and 'tuedilines oft' every kind. cigars. smoking to. baet o, cutlery, etc., ,fatu street. A.. DAY, proprietor Red Stick Drug Store, k Leep constantlv on hiand a full assortment of drugs and medicines. corner Africa and Solmerllls at reet T . - FEIBELMAN. dealer in Dry Goods and 1) the mot fashionabl,: styles of ready made clothing, hats hoots and shoes, Main street. S. . 4. M. PARKER, dealer in Milinery and l1 Dry Goods and tancy articles of all dtee. oriptions. Main street. J tUN JOMNSON, watchmaker anti jeweler. dealer in jewelry, silver ware, pictures and picture frames, Third street. ALEXANDIE G IUUC-H, proprietor of the A1 Capital house. Heard by the (lay. week or monith. with the heat the nlarket affords. OSEPH LARGUIER, dealer in foreign and domestic hardware hule a furnishing goods, corner Third and Florida ,,treets. G ESSELLY, Civil and Military Tailor, Latest styles, Third Street. Al .. WILLIAMS, manufacturer of steam trains, strike pans, builers and tanks. and aill kinids of sugar house work. corner of Main anid Front streets, near the ferry lanlling. V TILLIAM GESELL. worker in tin. copper andi sheet irnu. and dealer in sat.es, tin. ,r- antil croekeryware. cur. Thirld alid Florida. 3 A TON hloue Oil Wor ks. luanufacture cot 11 ll tseed oil. oil cake. cotton seed meal an d hi er . FIi out street. S-I. LYTLE Photigrtiph Artist, Main st. ' I hot,.aulburms., tiratn~. etc.. kept on hand. PII'ER' 1. 5'lniture anid UndertakiUng Esttah. lishiulint. Main street, well suppliied witll vreIthlin in this line E· D. THOMAS, dealer ill Fancy :nitd ,.tap-le * Gioumeries anti Dry ioods, at 'T I) hug. '-an a oldhl stanll, on Main street. ilii P, BERTG AND Iilliner. deaanr in . iliiney o,,,d- ;In Fancy Goods. Main nl 'e t I~ RS.. C. MAILLOT. 'lhird street, dealer in ,.I Milineryv and Dry Gotds. Trimmings. No. rious, etc. AN-tTEL RODRIGUIZ, Lafayette street, J. Mannlacturer of Cho:ice Cigars. IN t Agne, while for disorganization of the stomach, torpidity of the liver, indigestion and disturb et ancesof the animal forces, which debilitate, it has no equivalent, and can have no enbstituto. y It should not be confounded with trit urated nd compounds of cheap spirits and essential oils, FOi LE 1 1 Druwgits. GrncersdWine Merchants Eer!.where. HENRY BUSCH, Agt, Will supply the trael. at Manufacturer's prices l;n Will supplev thet tradeo at MHanufacturer's prices A DEALER IN BIBLES. Iti "Come in," said the Rev. Mr. Bob- sT stock, as a rap at theill door caused hii to tl drop a blot on a half-tiuished seri'uo. 0 The door opened and a lman entered. d( The corners of hil moutl were turned u down as though to give emphasis to his u face. His clothes suggested that he ii worked at a livery stalde iu a subordi- st nate capacity, and his hal was as ill- a shaped as though it had been tramped h upon by a cow. a "Well," said the Riev. %Mr. ohbstock, a "what can I do foir ou '? a The man drew a sigh from the bottom ii of his being and replied; "I want a Bible. A few weeks ago I ii was a prosperous saloon keeper, but, sir, f' I prefer poverty and sobriety to affluence 3 and whisky. 1 gave imy saloon to the widows and orphans, and, sir, a heavy c widow planted herself behind the liar I and began to deal out the scorpion as 12 naturally as I had ever done. I expect ed her to close up the business and 3 divide the cash, but when I spoke to her i about it she caught tme by the looseness a of my raiment, and threw rue out. I never beforo understood what was meant I by widow's mnight. Now, sir, I want the r t book of consolation. You needn't mind t the revised statutes, but give me old e Peter and old Paul. Give me a Bible." The good minister was much moved . by the poor man's strong appeal, and, _ taking down a Bible, he presented it to 1 the pleader. Late in the evening the 1 minister was standing in a second-hand e book store, when a nian entered and said to the proprietor : i "I have a nice lot of Bibles for you I H' this time, Cap'n," and he emptied a sack full of books on the floor. "Five dollars for the lot; cost ine $.50." "My friend." said the minister, "are a not you the man who came to my house this morning and begged rue for a Bible t" '. "Oh, no, sir. I have been in bed all Sday with rheniuatisut." "tlow did you collect these books ?" t. "Family relics, sir." '"Didn't you get this book fromi me ?'" " Staking up a book. "Oh' no, sir. That book wa, given to my little son by a bulnday--chool teacher." i~ Just then a pohceman. accoilpanied o lby three ministers, entered the store. ,n "Here he is," said one. and the police man led the book dealer away. Iie had called on every minister in the city, and I from each had secured a Bible. AT TaHE REN.TAUAINT. o.d - imp( FR' M TIWll r IIn o (OUBItas. will It is the pretty waiter girl, that She's one among a score ! And 'tin not thatl love them less, he But oh ! 1 lore her more' "1 Down to the festive board I sit: twe She stands behiud my chair; fuse I catch the slight suggestive cough That tells me she is there. the My pretty, pretty waiter girl ! She hath a ploasant voice; Of chops and steaks, of flsh and fowl, She biddeth me make choice. I I ponder on my little oke befc While fingering the menu; fr Then : "If I were to order duck. I might, perhaps, get you." mor Her eyes are on the table cloth ; awl Their glance, it is severe: sud "Or, should I call for venison, 'Twere you again, my der." the She wears the lofty look of one cair Who searohes the top shelf; life. "Pray do not ask for goose," says she; T "For you might get-yourself." Leo emi THE SECRET LEGACY. tot send "You will obey this whim of your un- pail cle's I You will allow a romantic sense "E. of duty.to destroy the happiness of two lives ?" be Very passionately the words were con spoken, and Leon lHartzberg paused in a Jot hasty walk up and down thelarge draw- A ing-room to comfort his betrothed with the flashing eyes and angry brow. He was tift tall aud strong, bandsome in a comman- da3 ding style, with heavy brown beard and cat large brown eyes ; a man who seemed up born to lead-to be obeyed. oft And little Aida, small, delicately fea- life tured, blue eyed and timid, was his very ea( opposite;: yielding, gentle, submissive. She was pale now, with eyes weary from "b long, painful watching at a sick bed, and ol her deep mourning dress made her pallid pil loveliness very pathetic. Yet she did ml not shrink from the flashing eyes, but lit ' said firmly : hit "I promised Uncle Frank to wait one year for Elton's return!" "d "But he asked more!" wi rb- "I promised nothing more. I love you, lo' Leon, and will be true to you !" o ted "And I am a selfish brute to doubt fo' is, you," Leon replied, in a sudden spasm of tir pa. tience. "But I had so hoped you would it! go with me to Brazil." & ten "This separation is very hard to me, mi M Leon, but we will be faithful and pa- th tient." There was more lover's talk, soft- br o.- spoken vows of constancy and hope, and ito then, after straining Aida to his heart in on. one long farewell embrace, Leon strode ed. down the avenue to, the gate and out It fed upon the road, not daring to look back Si his upon the tiny, black-robed figure watch- is he ing him, not seeing his betrothed as she m 'di- sauk down beside the window, sobbing la ill- with all a maiden's pain over the first O pId love parting. She had not moved when f, a carriage drew hastily up the avenue, si :k, a iaiddle-aged lady alighted, and came swiftly across the porch into the draw- A om ing-room. Not until a soft voice said: et "Aida, child, I amu here!" did the weep ; I ing child stir. Then she sprang to her 1i sir, feet with :a cry of gladness. "Aunty h ne May at last." tl the "Dear child, I came as fast as steam b avy could bring mec. l'ortnnately I was in h liar London when your telegram camIne to my p as bankers. T'ell mle :all, Aida." ct- "Not now! You must ie tired. Come, , ad your room isready; and Margaretwillbe h her in ecstasy to see you. You must have ess some rest ;anid have sonme supper." o I And not one sorrowful word would, !at Aida speak until her aunt was refreshed i the and rested. Then, with many tears, ind they spoke of the dead Frank Elton, who t old was Aida's father's brother, while Mrs. Ie." Mary Wharton was her mnothler's sister, 1 ved and now to be her own protectress and md, comforter. But after there hadll been a t to long contidential i!itercourse. Mrs. Whar the ton said: ad "Where is Leon Hartzherg ?" said "He was here to-day. To-morrow he sails for Brazil, upoi business for the you firm employing him." ack "But I thought that was to blie your lars wedding trip." "We hoped so. But-at the last, Uncle Frank bounld mue by a pronmise to remain I at Eltonglade one year before we gave I use up hope of Eltou's return." r I "Elton Graham ! Why, Aida,you sure all ly do not explect hiiiim ' "'I think hlie is dead. Uncle Frankmust ,, have thmought so, too, for hlie made his will la:st wiuter', leaving ime Eltonglade and ;"Y his entire fortuum,. lUt just before he 4 dlied he miutte a memnorandumi, a sort of I iron will, lnlid gave it to le. HIe made me hol promise toi keel, it, to show it to no one, unless within one year Elton Graham re nitled turus helre. If hlie does I am to retnrn to ore. him the fortune I rejected when he left lice- me here in anger six years ago." had "And you what-what will you have and then " "Nothing! Unless"-and Aids blnsh ed-"I marry Elton. You know this is for impossible; so if Elton returns, Leon aft. will have a portionless bride." my "Your Uncle Frank told me years ago she that you were betrothed to Elton when beqi he went away." "1 "Years ago, Auntie May, and I am not turt twenty-two! It was because Elton re. "] fused to agree to this farce of betrothal I do and wanted to marry some one else that Yorl the quarrel arose with Uncle Frank." "I "And until he comes you are a prisoner ton. at Eltonglade" ": "Only one year. If he does not come Leo before the fifteenth of next June I am get free and heiress of Eltonglade." 81 The days passed quietly during the the months that followed. Aida packed aliz away the wedding garments her uncle's turf sudden death had rendered .useless, for low the letters to and from Pernambuco be- as I came the one excitement of her quiet futi life. hap The year was drawing to a close when to I Leon Hartzberg sailed upon the vessel he employing him, for New York. Contrary 11 to their custom they carried a few pas- for, sengers, and Leon felt his heart throb trol painfully when upon the list he read, wh "E. Graham and son." "E. Graham!" he thought. "Can it he be-psbaw ! as if Graham was not as one D common a name almost as Smith or ne3 I Jones." And yet there was a fascination about ora the slender, pale man who, with a beau- err s tiful boy of three years old, came every day upon deck. He was not a communi. str cative person, but there gradually grew no" d up between the two such intimacy as the often occurs where the monotony of ship life throws the passengers entirely upon Y each other's mercy for amusement. sal "Not for my own sake," he said, sndly, an u "but for Frhnk's," and he carressed the l curly head upon his bosom. "My life's d pilgrimage is almost over; but I hope ha 1 my uncle will bel kind to Frank, and ha It little Aida-my cousin, sir--\'ill love inr him." ie "Yon are a widower, then 3" er "Yes. I married against my uncle's he will, and his parting curse seemed to fol a, low me. My wife lived only four years, and dikd in Pernambuco, of malarious le bt fever. \V,: !::,i:. u wa;.ltui'ursfrom the of first, seeking lolrtii:'e but never finding it Id it! I went to my uncle's old friends, 8. & Co., for employment, and they sent at e, me to the coffee plantation that supplies d( a- their business. You are with them t" A 'Lieir manager in the Pernambuco cl t- branch of the business" d "J)o you know uncle i," r in "Inutimately." r de But further words sentemed impossible It was already June. Only until the a k fifteenth was Aida bound by her prom ise. Never did sailor wish for fair winds he more fervently than Leon for some de ig lay to the vessel speeding homeward. e rt Only let the fifteenth pass an Aida was t en free. It was evident that Elton was le, sinking e.very day under the burden of 1 e sonime fatal illness, and the child could be a w' Aida's charge if the date which imperil ed her fortune were once safely passed. gP- So, upon the broad ocean, and in the er lovely home at Eltonglade, anxious tt hearts counted the sunny June days as they passed. Just twenty-four hours m before the nmomentous day, Elton Gra n hami and Leon Harzberg stood upon the Y porch at Eltonglade. There was no one waiting to welcome them, for they had t t, sent no word forwa rd, and the ladies be had gone for a drive. But while they Le waited, Leon, with a pale face and res olute eye, said to his friend: uld "You wondered at my haste in lear ing New York ?" S"Not after you told me you were be Strnthed to my Cousin Aida." re. "Yet, I could have come here alone, er, leaving you to gain the rest you need md so much, and follow me. It needed some Surgency to persuade you to undertake ar- another journey." "I am very weak and ill," was the he gentle apology. the "True,and I seemed needlessly urgent. But you must understand before night ur why your interests and those of your boy require you to be here to-day." cle "You speak solemnly ! And yet, when ain I saw Mr. Wilson in New York, he as ae sured me that my uncle's will gives Aida everything." r- "They are coming." And just as Aida said to her aunt: usy "Only one more day, Auntie May, will and all this lovely home is mine," she and looked up and saw Elton Graham stan he ding oft the porch, and a lovely boy of playing horse with a walking-stick. in Leon had stepped into the drawing-room ne, through the low French window, una re- ble fully to control his agiat ien. to There was the usual bu.le of excite left ment, welcomes spoken, some tears shed and Aida felt Leon's arm holding her in ave close embrace. But when they were all quiet once more, Aida spoke: sh- "Cousin Elton, I havena letter in trust for you. A letter that will beyt' uls. I after to-morrow, but to-day give .o:u my uncle's fortune," aud in a few words º she told her cousin other uncle's ing at a bequest. hes "You knew of this " Elton askedI t turning to Leon. Me "I did I It was because I knew it that II deprived you of necessary rest in New t York." "Only one little day," murmured El r ton. "But Mr. Wilson told me nothing." "No one living knows of the trust but I Leon and Aunt May," mid Aida. "I will l D get you the letter." She left the room hastily. Now that e the dreaded moment had come, she re l alized bitterly how the loss would tor- me s ture her. To leave Eltonglade, to fol r low Leon to Brazil, perhaps to die there - as Elton's wife had done. This was the t future beforeher, instead of the ease and happiness of the past year, the power n to let Leon choose whatever occupation « 1l he would. y It needed some moments of struggle B- for Aida to summon suffioient self-con yie b trol to return to the drawing-room, but Rea 1, when she did Leon was alone. "Your cousin has gone to the library,r ba it he said, "and will return here. Little she 16 one, (lid I do wrong to hasten our jour- men )r ney t" loo "No, Leon, you could not act dishon it orably. But, and she drew a long, quiv- an a- ering sigh, "it is hard." "Very hard; but I am young and ma strong and in good business. We will not suffer." 'Not unless," faltered Aida--"see how 8 1 the climate of Brazil has injured Elton. the And his wife died there." bri In "Then I will take a lower position and for salary herel Love is better than fortune un y' and we have each other." she he As she spoke, her cousin Elton enter- du eid the room with an open letter in his fol pe hand. Silently he read his uncle's letter ha ,d and then deliberately and slowly tore it all ve into minute pieces. Before Aida recov- br ered from her amazement, he handed en e's her the paper he held. see ol- "I trust to your generosity to sign la re, this," he said, "and to your kindness to SI us let me die home." bi Ihe The paper contained a written from- w, ug ise binding Aida to support little Frank a S. Graham till he attained his majority, tr nt and then to give him twenty thousand ies dollars to start in life. "It is all I ask, im Aida," said Elton, gently, "for my un- g& co cle's will is only justice to you, who ar never gave him an hour's pain. I only cc hope for myself to see you happily mar- tI ried before I go to join my dear Laura." hi ble The hope was granted, and in the soft u] the air ofEltonglade,withthekindestofcare li lavished upon him, Elton Graham lived li nds through the summer and fall, sinking to h de- rest when the first snows covered the b earth. D rd. And Leon and Aida, surrounded by al was their children, with Aunt May to pet a: rae them all, gave to Frank Graham the a of love and care they gave their own boys, c1 be and hold as a sacred trust the paper tl dil- Aida signed when Elton destroyed his u .ed. uncle's secret trust, never regretting the that the wanderer returned to die at ouhome. >urs MOUNTA1IN ] OGOANY. t the This wood is indigenous to Nevada. The t one trees do not gro* large; one with a had trunk a foot in diameter is much above 8 dies the average. When dry the wood is i hey about as hard asbox-wood, and of a very res. fine grain. It is of a rich red color and C very heavy. When well seasoned it1 would be a fine material for the wood t 3aV carver. In the early days it was used be- in making boxes for shafting, and in a few instances for shoes and dies in a n, quartz battery. ~eed as a fuelit creates e intense heat, it burns with a blaze as Slong as ordinary wood would last, and me is then found (almost unchanged inform) take converted to a charcoal that lasts about I the twice as long as that of ordinary wood. There is more or less indignant com t ment in some of the papers upon the lan ight guage used by Jeff Davie at New Or your leans, the other day, at the unveiling of the statue of Stonewall Jackson,of whom hen Davis said: "He died, as I live to-day, ie as- believing that our cause was founded on truth and justice." It is claimed that this language is treasofiable, and no doubt such is the case, but it is idle and powerless to do any harm. What Mr. sh Davis should have said, was that Jack stahen- son, and thousnds of other Confederates, y gave up ltheir lives and fortunes be boy lieving that their cause was all wrong. tick. -Peck's Sun. rooi _ _* una- In the Senate, the other day, Senator i Logan made a speech indignantly deny :cite- ing that he was disloyalat the breaking shed out of the war. John shonldn'tgetmad aer in over a little thing like that. A similar re all charge has been made against Long Sstreet, Mosby and other prominent Re trust publican--Cincinnati Ssatisrda Night. Oatoi's, just to heard the ch the under his aiustahe th leaed bk on the ban 'ho hair, ,interp, s ee a . "sit out htbe brein . . "Oh, cowe yow, i sandwi" hed the ol yielded the arena . Reminiscence, "pus ba man rem y fathe nsedt rl e high-steppn' bay witho & t joe the o n. h e costbenl b look back over her pedigrew J eo a . eand wouldn't pulthard enongh a blank in' a lottery.l In ' het: Sman struck the, fopot of a Morga -o oy rhill with uhthree tousand pond. of 4 on the wagon. That mare como, ee. switching e her tal sideways, glaned oebrichin.' T she oldmant saw he wah.ir ad for it, n he just sot thar ad whittld she didn't get homesiak an' go. He ra dust in her ear, liftedaher forefoot l pis folded her so she couldn't we the ei a acked her, took the haowf tnga it ahill them highalutin' ways of baby v. brute cussedned* iBut it just seemed t.* onthet wagon Tamr o ed entertain her, tndi sconie e her to s.: sedentary sittuiat i Then he wnt to She squealed and kicked and slash he big tail about till it tangled round t m- wagon hammer an' haunds as tight asb Sa tow-line, and a leetle sherter than her n by, trace-chains. nd "She loolod back, gave her tail a tr- k,- menjus yank, an' saw it was fast. She- ý m- gathered herself with a shiver, give a sh snort, an' started up the bill like y comet, snatching th wagon and t three ar- thousand pounds of salt at the end ofle ." her tail, the other house lopin' to keep oft up, an' the old man bracin"baek on thei are lines to keep her back bone pullido out. red like a parsnip. Jesatl the top of the to hill the tail-gate gave way,hthe t lt i argtherels shot down the hill, an' the old mare struck for home, nose out, tailtaue by an, the empty wahon an' the off' horee Pat an' the old man rattlin' along in, the whirlwind of dust and glory, like the to chariot of Elijah. They rounded up rt the barn-yard without a break, save the - his mare ; she was broke of balkn'.' ing "Wh-h-h-e-e-w I" responded the man.' at who whistles. u' "That beats any tale on record," sau i the reading man. "Purty salt on the ole mare,' added rhe the bar tender.I Sa "Oh, tha t three thousand pounds of ove salt is to keep the story from spilin' ,' is grinned the red-nosed man, revengefully. ery "The biggest pullin' ever I taw was, and out in the Rocky mountains," began the it whittler, whetting his knife on his boot ood top. sed "We struck a grade among the bluhf f n a where we had to splice two freigh*: n wagons together and put the whole se tes enty yoke of cattle on, hookin, chain to ias chain from the lead a quarter of a mile and long. We put a man an' whip to eachi m) yoke an' commenced crawlin' up the i' ot mourntain likea snake. Just afterthirty ood. yoke got on top the second bluff te . yoke was down in the cauyun, and the om balance tuggin' up the first bluffo, whein lan- the wagons stuck. The whips com. Or- menced poppin' like a skirmish fire all g of along thh line. The wagons never hom budged. The thirty yoke just spread day, themselves out, stretchmi g the chai I on taut from bluff to bluffa, lifting the that twenty steers out of the canyuon an' no holdin' them hangin' by their necks in and their yokes all along the chain, like a Mr. washin' on a clothes line." ack- The crowd ates, "Buttoned their coatrtnsilence. be. And one by one solenly steole away." They had been engaged to be maar ried fifteen years and still he had not ator mustered up resolution enough to ask olny- her to name the happy day. One even king ng he called in a particularly spoony mad frame of mind, and asked her to sing him nilar isomething that would ,,mov'hm. he song- st down at the piano and sang, ")arl Re- ing, I ani growits old."-Brookly ight Eagle. .