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OFFICIAL, JOURNAL OF THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE OF GRENADA COUNTY. U. J. JENNINGS I , J. II. H II.I.I ISSO', ( Ed,, °r» and Proprietor*. J. J. WILUim, Anaoclate Editor. GRENADA, MISS., THURSDAY. JULY 11, 1889. VOL. IV-NO. 47. JANET, She is mttin* about wiib a blithesome tr«a4. Arranging the evening tea. All the place is bright with her presonce, A home sunbeam is she. Her glad heart sing* as with dainty grace The snow white cloth Is laid. N«»w she places tho tempting viands Her skillful hands have made. No da niior cakes, or snowier bread Than hers was ever seen: For this fair lady of whom I sing Holds sway as a kitchen queen. ghe stands in her humble door-way In her simple dress of white. Somebody hastons his weary stop For liis welcome home at night. And tomebody soon finds rest from care And a balm for his aching head In the pleasant talk, the cheerful song, Or the favorite poem read. Ah! never was tmor subject. And never a grander tnrotie. Queen of a loyal, noble heart. Queen of a happy home. —Ada Simpson Sherwood, In Good House keeping. EMBRYO DETECTIVES. The Country Is Full of People Who Long to be Sleuths. Difference Between the Literary ami the Practical Detective—The Latter Doesn't Have So (loud a the Former. Time •'You would be surprised," said tho manager of a well-known private de tectivo agency, "to see the large num ber of applications we receive from people anxious to ongage in our work. Men will present themselves as candi dates utterly devoid of all knowledge of or qualifications for the business, and expect us to jump at the chance thoy offer us. It is wonderful how conceited somo people nre." "Has any cause over been assigned for this craze?" asked the reporter. "So-called detective stories and an overweening self-confidence ara the two main reasons," was tho reply. "It is strange how many of these worthless yarns have been published and eagerly read by a confiding public. Tho authors aro not required to know any thing about the subject on which they write; that would only to a drawback to them. All that is needed is a mysterious crime for a plot, a dotoclivo supornaturally gifted with strength and intelligence, two or three beautiful girls for him to fall in love with, and the groundwork of 'Old Sleuth, tho Lightning-Bug De tective,' is completed. Young idiots read these stories, see what an oasy titno those who detect crime have (on paper), and, of course, want to achieve fame and money through our channel. "To show you," continued the speak er. what peculiar ideas somo people have look at this letter," and he showed the reporter tho following missive: Detroit, Mich., May 19.—Dear Mr. —I am employed here in a job-printing office, but long thought I hi s cut out for a detective, several agencies here, but T would they There N. G. I not like to work for them want to be with somebody where I could be como known. Now what I want is this: I sixteen and know nearly all the detectives and pol ecracn in this city, but the detectives N.G.. and if you will let me be your agent here whenever there is any big crime I will get tho work for you and will cither do the job my send help. Please write soon. self or you Your* respectfully, "Protty good, oh?" ejaculated tho criminal hunter. "Wo get lots of let ters, but that's a little out of the ordi A sixtoen-year-old boy nary run. wanting to he superintendent of a branch offico at the start. Don't it strike you that he flies rather high?" "But tho most peculiar visitor I ever had," remarked tho dotectivo, slowly, "was Edgar Van --, a small-sized, Bhabbily-drossod. whisky-impregnated individual, who called at my offico somo two years ago and appliod for a job. I was not greatly pleased with his appearanco and gontly intimated that I had more tnuu on hand thau I needed." " 'But I am an extremely valuable man,' he protested. " 'Have you had any experience?' " 'Lots.' " 'Who with?' " 'Well—ah. In fact It has all boon in privato cases of my own;' then no ticing my lack of interest he hurriedly continued : 'I have tho best and most novel way of shadowing a man that was evor heard of. Kindly give mo your atten tion a momont,' and he straightened a up. " 'Suppose I go out to follow an in dividual. Alter awhile ho may chance to 8eo that somo one is on his trail. He looks at me. Iain a medium-sizod man, with two oyos. But wait,' and he fumbled with his left optio a mo ment. 'Now look!' ho triumphantly exclaimed as he withdrew his glass eye. 'The suspected party scrutinizes me again. A man with one eye is fol lowing him and the two-eyed man is not in sight; consequently you can easily see how I can be of great, of very great value to your firm.' "But. Btrange to say, 1 didn't hire him. "Detective life is far different from what it is pictured to be. It is a hard row to travel, with but small pay and extremely long hours. A de tective on the trail does carry seventeen separate and distinct costumes with him and make momen tary changes on the street to avert suspicion. According to the novel sketches a good detective is a char acter comedian, a prize-fighter, a champion swimmer and runner, gifted with remarkable sight and hearing, and lastly possessing an education that any college man might envy. This is tho fiction detective. "A bona fide, common, ordinary, every-day detective is a man possess ing fair intelligence and quicknoss of perception, who is willing to work from fourteen to sixteen hour* a day not for a salary of between twelve and eighteen dollar* a week. If he is the city detecti vq force the salary ia larger and political influence is the only qualification required. "A good part of the detective work dono by ordinary operatives consists of 'shadowing' or following a party. It is the most monotonous, unpleasant job ever heard of. Suppose the to bo watched is not engaged in busi The day may bo pleasant. At half-past seven in the morning the 'shadow' arrives in the vicinity of the man's house. His party may come out at .once or may stay in until noon. The detective walks around to avoid suspi cion and tries, with a great earnest ness of purpose, to make himself fortable. Finally the suspect makes his appearance and goes down town. Ho drops into a restaurant for lunch and pays lengthy visits to various friends, while the detective shivers outside in case it is the winter season. After calling at a number of saloons the man goes to the theater and closes the evening by 'seeing the town' with a party of rounders. Numerous hauufcg of vice arc visited and at 4:30 a. m.,tï*ç detective crawls into bed, first telling his wife to call him at 6:30, for it is ex pected that tho man will leave town and he may get up early to do it. "On other occasions the severity o! tho weather will cause the 'to-be-fol lowed gentleman' to stay #1 doors, while outside a young man will walk around and around the block, waiting for his party to appear. Tho detective will pedestrianize in that manner from 7:30 a. m., to 10:30 p. m. f then he is kindly ullovvod to go home. "Of course there are somo pleasant features in the detective life, but they are few and far between. The hours are long, no holidays are observed, and for the work done the pay is small. Of course the managers and proprietors of various large agencies are well paid for their labors, but the subordinates get barely enought to live on, and seldom rise to any higher po sition than that of an 'operative.' "I suppose you have often seen ad vertisements in the papers in which somo detectivo agency state that thoy 'want agents in every county and town in the United States.' Many individu als have got rich by working this gamo. They luivo no experience in the business, their agency is located in a postvofllco box, and tho stock in trade consists of a bundle of circulars and a few hundred tin badges. The few lines in the paper bring letters from people in all parts of the country, mostly young men who arc detective struck. The applicants are sent a cir cular which states that agents must supply themselves with badges, cost only two dollars, and as soon as this cash is forwarded they say the agents' claim will bo favorably con sidered. By tho next mail comes o two-dollar-bill from tho embryo detect ive, and his employers fulfill their part of the contract by forwarding a badge which has cost them but a few cents. This badge, of course, gives the wear er no more authority than he previous ly possessed. He can no more make an arrest or have extra polico privi leges than tho humblest private citi zen. Tho detective, however, never finds this out until ho attempts to arrest some (to him) suspicious character, when ho learns to his sorrow that tlie "Banner Protective Agency of C'amp gaw, N. has no inalionablo rights that tho United Statos Government is bound to respect. Whon he learns this the 'detectivo' abstains from any fur ther'exhibitions of authority and con tents himself with clandestinely exhib iting his trophy to country cousins, children and servants. Thcro must be now many thousands of these badges in tho possession of irresponsible peo ple throughout the country.''—Chicago Times. ou man ness. com CENSURE AND CRITICISM. Vnlunble Kye-Glant-e» from Outsulo Into the Self. A noblo disposition eagor for self improvement will accustom itsolf to court consuro as frankly as most peo ple court commendation. It will not merely receive witli grace, and accept, but it will use censure. Whether tho strictures he from tlie soul of enemy or friend; whether prompted by love, sympathy, pity, jealousy or malice; whether they bear tho impress of a ro liiiod or a vulgar spirit; whether just to tho point or entirely untimely; whether chiefly true or ehiofly false; whether conveyod in general terms or specifically—makes little difference. They are an eyc-glnnce from outside into tlie self, too valuable to bo contemptuously discarded. Pos sibly they point n (loop lesson for us. If tho blamo does not hit tho mark iu this instance, wo may vividly recall instances in our past when we were standing just where it would have pierced us, had it come at that time, and we are able to impress on our soul a warning lesson for the future. And even if the censure is so undeserved that it fails to remind us of any thing erroneous in what wo liavo been, and falls to open up to us any weakness in what we are, it nevertheless still servos the important purpose of revealing to us what some one outside of us thinks we are. Let us strive in evory case ol censure so to restrain our personal feelings as to be able, without regard to the motives in the critic that prompt ed its Utterance, to reap for our im provement the full benefit of that in sight whleh tlie censure may open up to ub.— 8. S. Times. —A magnificent specimen of tho white swan, shot not long stnen in Alaska, had wings nine feet eight inches long when extended. FACTS ABOUT COLLARS. How tli. Fmlilnn« II» Change«! 81 tin* Day» of the Afccients. General Grant wore high and low collars alike. On tho nocks of tho ancients wore '«liars of silver and brass. Thomas Hood wore a high collar to lide a tumor. The standing collar had its origin in Germauy in the reign of Otho IV., 1218. Byron imported his famous low-roll ing collar from Belgium. Ho dalighted iu exhibiting his white, almost fem inine-appearing throat. Tho jeweled collar of John do Shep pey. Bishop of Rochester, who died in 1360, weighed four and a half pounds. tine example of tho cloi ical splendor of tho period. The early English laymen did not cover their necks. Tho mailed collar or gorget was introduced during the crusade. Charles Dickens, when a young man, wore a black stock. In later life ho assumed the turned-down col lar. It The sumptuary laws of Richard II. prohibited collars from being worn. Tho lnw was nevor enforced. A straight white collar, somewhat like that of a few years ago, wi troduced into England in 1 -ISO by the Duke of Claronco. Piccadillies of red and green cloth came into fashion at the close of the in fifteenth century. Washington wore no collar at all in the last years of his life. Tho stock or "swathe" had been discarded, and the old gentleman rarely went out vis iting. In 1564 the Elizabethan mfr became the style. Thoy sometimes projected fiftoen inches from tho neck. The ruff became odious to James I., and he or dered it to bo taken oil. Tho starched ruff was replaced by tho Shakespearean collar, favored by tho puritans and continued until the death of Charles II., when lace became the rage. President, Buchanan's friends were highly incensed because Representa tive Lincoln made a speech at Spring field, ridiculing tho President's noto rious neckwear, lie said it always re minded him of an "undertaker's shop.' Altitudtnous neckwear dates from the directoire. Collars frequently concealed tho ears at that period. General Spinola's collars aro laun dered by a colored "aunty." Thoy measure !ij inches In width. "Lot us have standing collars in the fashion. Wo aro becoming necked "Knave of Hearts," 1611. Bill Nyo says he always sports a "straight band collar, without any projecting masonry or ornamental facades." The poet Whittier affocts a cross be tween a high and low collar. It may bo described as a white hand folded near tho middle, and having a soft over hanging roll.—Clothier and Furnisher. sti li generation." — Rowland's ORCHARD AND GARDEN. How tn Make tlie Culture of Fruits and Veeetables a Source of Front. Tho orchard or garden that is well cared for will not prove a failure. There are few parts of tho farm that be made more profitable than tlie can garden. It is very important in giving an application to destroy posts to repeat sufficiently often to make sure of the desired results. If the arsenical poison seems to burn tho foliage, it is a good indication that it is stronger than is necessary, and should ho weakened. As a rule tho center of tho apple trees should be cut so as to induce low branches. Keep all tho dead wood cut so as to presorve tho health of the tree. Thinning with grapes can. nearly al ways good plan to allow the vinos to mature too large a crop, while by thinning, tho quality may bo gradually im proved. If, insetting out tho applo trees, the mistake has beon made of setting tho trees too thick, care should bo taken to thin out, as tills is one variety of fruit, at least, that, will not hear crowd he made beneficial, as it is not a ing. In watering plants many times it will increase tlie growth materially if liquid manure is applied. One advan tage with manure in this condition is that more or loss of it is soluble. Fruit trees will grow nnd thrive on rocky land—too rocky to cultivate—if care is taken to supply plenty of ma Often this land, unfit for culti cure. vation, can be made very profitable. By trimming the currant with a more open head, mildew may in a measure, at least, bo prevented. The plants fruit on short spurs of two or three year-old wood, and should have plenty of room. From this time on whatever imple ments are used in cultivating in the orchard, care should bo taken only to stir the surface to tho depth of not over three inches -and two would be much bettor. Because fruits got low is not a sure Indication that fruit is not profitable. With proper care fruit can be grown at comparatively a small expense; and while it is an Item to secure the best prices, yet often fruit can be sold very low and yet give the grower a fair profit. One year's seeding requires seven years' weeding. This fact should cer tainly be remembered and both in the garden and orchard care bo taken to allow no weeds to mature seeds. A few late weeds loft to mature seeds will increase the work materially next. your. The work of properly harvesting ths ^ruit crop is an important one and must be looked after. Because there is a large yield is hardly a sufficient reason for allowing any part to go to waste. Better let the stock have a part than allow it to lie on the ground and rot. breeding insects and disease. If clover is grown in tho orchard do not cut it. If the hog- r .ot eat close down enough let tho rest lie and protect the ground. This will be bet ter than to cut and make it into hay, leaving the ground bare even for a short time.—St. Louis Republic. HEMP FOR PROFIT. A crop That Ca l*o Ralaori Successful]; in tho Western Slates. We have advocated tb» hemp as a paying crop. A few weeks ago one of our contemporaries claimed that it was not a profitable crop where corn could be raised, as tho work up to harvesting was twice as great as in corn, and after that the labor was many times that of raising. We do not know whether the veteran agricultural editor of the West raised hemp when he was farming or not, but the testimony of those who have raised it in recent years goes to prove that it may be profitably raised now even in Illinois. The proprietor of tho hemp factory at Buckley, Iroquois County, III., of fers $10 per ton for properly-rotted hemp straw this year, lie proposes to furnish the seed, the farmers contract ing to cut, separate and deliver the straw at the mill dry and from dampness or dew. lie claims that one and one-half tor>s of hemp acre, that two tons is a good crop, and that 300 tons were grown on a 100-acre field at Paxton, in Ford County, 111. He had free straw is a fair average per raised hemp for six years on the same field in Buckley, and last year had the best crop for the whole period. It is claimed that at $10 per ton, hemp will pay hotter than any other crop that can he grown in that section, as the labor and cost after sowing is no more than tho harvesting of timothy. It will pay better upon good than upon poor soil—so will most any crop. As a rotation crop for diversified farm ing near a hemp or flax mill, wo c sider hemp or flax (as the case may bo) a paying crop, but do not advise raising hemp where the fiber or straw has to bo transported far before reach ing a mill. Flax may he if raised for tho seed.—Farm, Field and Stockman, - - —-- DYEING CARPET RAGS. Prpltv Colors Timt Will Xot F ,In for a Long Time. Blue.—T o four pounds of i i.gs take one and one-half ounces of oxalic acid, two ounces of Prussian blue; let each soak over night in a quart of rain water, then put together in as much warm rain water as you want to color with; put in the rugs and let them be in twenty minutes or half an hour. They need not boil; scalding them will be sufficient. Yellow.—T o four pounds of rags take six ounces of sugar of lead and half an ounce of bichromate of potash: dissolve in a pint of hot rain water separately; take as much hot water rant to color with; dip your rags first in tho lead, then in the potash, several times, and put them next in cold rain water. Use tin or you copper vossols. Gltnux.—Dip the rags in the blue d v dye, then the yellow, have a bright green. Wring out and shako well before hanging them to dry. will Biiown.—T o five pounds of rags, one pound of japonica, eight ounce: bichromate of potash, two tablespoons of alum. Dissolvo tho japonic« and alum in sufficient water to cover the if goods. Wet the goods ina strong sud. before coloring; put the goods in the japonica and alum and let it stand at . , , , . .1 scalding heat an hour or two; let stand . t « t all night in the japonica In the morn-: , ,, a iii ing tako out the goods and drain; dis , , . I • solve tho bichromate of potash in , , , ,, , , , 1 sufficient water to cover the goods; let , ., . . . ,, it come to a scalding heat; put tn the i - , goods, letting them remain a few , minutes (stir briskly); tako out, rinse . , . . * i i in two waters, wash m suds; rinse dry. ,, ,. ,-'ii ici " —Cor. Farm, Field and Mockman. Seasonable Hints About Poultry. , ,, , , follows to the Poultry Monthly: Plenty of exercise, combined with proper feed and feeding, is what will make our hens lay. Never let your fowls suffer for a plentiful supply of clear, fresh water it's a cheap beverage. Build rooata low, especially for large I fowls. Clean the dropping* from ander j the roosts at least once a week. j ! Mr. Francis A. Mortimer writes as In no easo breed from sickly or wevv eonstitutioned fowls, as your chirk? will he worthless ami also bring dis ease. What view must wo tako of the persecutions which befall us from the blundering misapprehensions of others relative to our intentions? Plenty of green forage in tho sum mer. and cabbage, turnips nnd clover chaff in winter is ossential for tho thrift of your flocks. An old goose when alive is known by the rough legs, the strength of tho wings, the thickness and strength of the bill nnd fineness of tho feathers. It may not be known that the hens will thrive much better .without tho presenco of cocks than with them, and as soon ns tho chicks are hatched, and no more are desired, remove all tho cooks. One advantage in so doing, is that tho eggs from lions, not with cooks, will keep three limes as long ns will those suitable for hatching, which is very important as tho season bo 1 eouios warmer. WITH THE WOODSMEN. The Heinlork Peeler», What They Do and How 1 lier Do It. The men were at work some distance up the side of the mountain, which was a spur of great Peakamooso, and I was guided up by a man them some addition to their dinners. The road ceased altogether soon after we left the shanty, and it was not long before even the path disappeared, sc that we had to force way through the thick woods up the steep slope, guided only by the sounds of chopping and the crash f failing trees which came to our ears. Most of the men were young fellows, with tall, strong, active frames and frank, honest. tnein wore red flannel-shirts which looked very picturesque among the green trees, and all of them made so merry over their hard work that the felling of huge trees and lopping o t stout branches seemed rather play than labor. When bark-peelers go into the woods they divide themselves into parties of four or live who work together. Each ? of these parties contains choppers, fixers and spudders. The beginning of the operations be longs to the first class. The chopper chooses the first 'good-sized hemlock that is i root with sharp and skillful it tumbles headlong in just the desired direction. The fall of one of these tree.-. One or two of fa j broiyl opening c through the great trunk, yet the tret stands firm and pays no attention tt the blows, nor to the heavy chips that continually fly away from its i] it is attacked near the inti axe especially if it be a large ! impressi -, is an The chopper cuts a :ht. one side fully ha! f dark. rod heart wood. Then the chopper goes a on the other side, ami cuts a new gash, ; a little lower than the first one, since he intends the tree to fail to that side, Here, too, ho cuts deep in before there aro any signs of conquest. As the axe begins to touch tho the poor tree that its time has come, the lower cut, and the ing his eye upward and his feet ready to jump, hurls one last powerful stroke fly apart with a loud noise, the great crown bows toward the earth id ■enter, howe the topmost limbs an .. to tremble, cracking sound then to sway, and a follows the repented blows W'niel vitrn Then there is a tottering, a little lean ing toward the weak« side, which has mod man, keep tli overstrained fib, They aim swifter is it dei ends. uni motion comes crashing down upon the weak and resistless brushwood with a noise like tiie muffled roar of a whole bat tery and a force which shakos the earth. Now comes the work of tho "fixers." They leap upon the butt of the fallen giant, and, striking at the lowest limbs. first cut o!T every branch until all arc lopped away to where the tri too narrow to he worth trimming, fast as a little space of the trunk is cleared grows A: e of the men cuts a notch ! one ring to the other, on three or four i 5 *des of the tree. I his goes on every A ou y foot, as fnst Rsthe tree is trimmed, unl ^ ^ lc whole length has been thus "fixed." Last of nil comes the "spudder," whose duty it is to pry off the great Halves of hark which have been notched and split for him. He takes his name from the tool ho uses, which is a sort through the bark and around the trunk —"rings" it, as lie would say. Four feet further on ho cuts another ring, and then slits the bark lengthwise fro of small, heavy, sharp-edged spade, with a short handle; perhaps to call it a rountl-bladed chisel would describe it more nearly. To pry off the bark in icemsvery easy, but they told ■ilest work of all, and îslderable skill to j I this wi me it was the ! c 1 °,!. t> ' 1 ' 1 ; ' '. IV hen the bark has been removed it , , must he made up into regular piles so . , . , as to be measured, for it is estimated , ,, , , and sold by tho cord, this is hard , work, for the green and jmev bark is , ", , J • , very heavy and rough to handle, • . .,7 , Sometimes a tree will be found so ^ ' , more, alone; but the av .... , , vteld is much les; culate that foui is to furnish a cord, or even erago rate of so that experts eal trees must be cut down to obtain a cord of bark. It is only when the now wood is forming just underneath, and the cells ftre so(t and , u „ of thnt the bark cull bo gtrip p ( , d from the , off in i al . ffe ieC08 , ,. eolinR . thor ,, f ore. can be eat ried on only during May and June. Tll0 cords 0 f bark piled then arc loft to a . all lho sl ,miner and (all, and are hauled out in winter by ox-tot gledS| wllnn tho (leep snow m!l kes a pmooth traok pm . even p0 terribly rough a road a8 the onn ; have men . tionod. s with Tho bnrk-peelers were a very jolly lot of fellows, singing and joking as they worked, ami at dinner there was one incessant rattle of stories and fun. They work hard, eat heartily, go to bed as soon as it is dark, and rise at dawn. It is interesting work—but it loaves a ruined forest behind!—Ernest Inger so!l, in St. Nicholas. Increased Wear on His Conscience. "Mr. Hobbs," said the dejected looking man who had charge of the "pure California fruit eidor" depart ment of the big grocery store, "I'm afraid you'll have to get somebody tc take my place." "What's wrong, FJlltins?" inquired his employer. "I've joined the church," replied the gloomy young man, "and 1 can't con scientiously sell that stuff (or cider any longer, Mr. Hobbs—not for any forty dollars a month, any how."—Chicago Tribune. REAL FRENCH FLATS. They Are All Parlor and Not Very Co fortab looking over Trench flats ipartmenls here on their native vrites a lady fron "Ii loath,'' Pari; why the.' had to b. soil Ai ican ho us •oping and Celtic A New V •k friend h< service, went \ other dav ' itl on vas much amused the pretense of their pari« the inconvenie kitchens. lin.-t :e and stulîi: It is a v< ment that has less than two salons be sides tho ante-room, sense a hall, except for being the phe*« ]\j. ■ ; n in and poo It •ould easily form a third in the su The kitchens : of option little better thj oms. 'Fancy, 1 said my friend, unding a erf And what 'ray big Jri-h •y P< in little cor sa.v if I plish the v washtubs?' York flats i.s ; her ti 'nek's tv Th- kiu-he i !1 lighted tha here a n in tin- -n i n any tiny lieujof the co ants and shop people. The bathroo s another <■ ti , "New V •kors e the mu in m-h cut in g mgements of many of tledr flats. A iiv ileal i deed, tho part of Frei ■ after a •y ni; ten h twei îcial effort is made Ameri, the heated from a the •ule there is "Most lished. is rum in tho ci to rule 1'a rs, is not sn pe. the >,'< [i rot u Foi me thin is n One thing 1 am > noy me when I take ment, ami a pa out :ime as •y t will be a i ring a bell vhen I am <• street. opened for me. one a when within, by the way. is French flats. The isua of stone, a and the horn-,' full; tall as our New Y, • S' one fiats, one really can a Frei oh ti par ■nt uny tragic happening Ivfi N. Y S ; in; TWO EAGLE STORIES. A I Miel ltd Ti r ■rui r.i Itrav. A com r.n eagle (pondent at gives in his o ■'Mr. Ale: ander Shaw, farmer. « »lilt. was going his after h look long heather, he peculiar flutter took little nolle fan imong the hushes. II" mt. the m -pouted, ho vent to see what w: He found two golden e firmly fixed i and talons. each other w On his appronehing f the birds no :ed the intrusi lot go his hold, oppo then got up quit" close and got hold of one of them, lie put his foot oi other one's neck He The other 1-elil ent fast in his talons. Mr. S] his pockets and found a string, just enough to tie me of the While he eagles. tying tho o vas he kept he lot the other one iff. bird was not able considerable time after being set at liberty, being much done out with the fight. The other one, which Mr. Shaw took home, does the « oi is that ot seem to he n What seems les are seldom or never seen so low down the My country. belief is that they must have hem fighting for a long ti the one having boon pursuing t other till they fixed in dropped." Another story of the s: from Mull: "One day recently Mr. McMorran. farmer, Kinloehspelve. ob ■ed a large golden a considerable height above the farm steading, which is situated at the foot of Craig Ben. After whirling round for some time, it swooped down toward a patch of rough heather a short dis tance behind the farm-hou o in the skies. each and ie .-I u is gle soaring at vher< Mr. McMorran observed a large gray cat, which began to defend itself bravely. By jumping nimbly aside, it eluded the claws of the eagle. With hair and tail erect, it stood facing iho eagle, which made three unsuccessful attempts to carry him off. Eventually tho cat got under a largo bowlder which was near. hieb Hi" eagle sat, for some time; but, as the cat did not again appear, tho eagle soared away in search of other and quieter game. A pair of golden eagles have a uost on Craig Bon, and have bred ti.cro 'or years. FULL OF FUN. in t he o me an — "Of ail the says Paddy, 11 »■' . gee that Pat erf am "Clara the front ate i.s Mrs. Ward ms V?" Mrs Precii lie has got an of Boston ain't y g'»verni Courier. id* >f a 1; ••I have u I •count "What said 1 •rt * 1 I • new •Put it head Miali I put it under" ; Tr: I,,, ;h -• edit Telegraph. is—"Yc Phv-iM >n is fev<-r;>h. Madam. roa Anxious -"I but I sec a veil hunt that tor I Friend ra n that 1 i Washing Cri tui Demur, I «dm h-rir- lew IIV il-iii-, Kd fatln-r. If ho Y.. Flic g lide Blatt, r A I.Hi!, ••Whe lh •c m: What le Mr Mi " .Mr. "M . Mr. Brow M- il.-." W ... . ■T I n iged old icli, •■T in A morion LONDON FASHIONS. He > i ft <• I'al Her A I. in Pari nrotuh iru ■reo that the Loi of 1 lh:- -I is ;m iudi fleas they Pare hem vhieh ii a The a man's. hieb " Ladies' they are called in some and the sunn smoking jack dies arc to he nuis. ne monts up; the manly di-np poared from polite he as -n than il Inis been di isons. and it lias mneh to reenm lend it. Woolen favor reran silk is to ho mi 'or dresses, thnugl worn than it was last year. There is unlerskirt lo the often a velvet vool \s. and Paris milliners arrange en dre; this s litllo A scarlet velvet shirt is thus indicated under one of navy-blue cloth. visible Tailor-made g most the only covert coat shows m its popularity, though many button-up ■ore as offering better protection to the chest and lungs than tho ill or that fastens with one button. Capes are of every shape, perhaps tlie newest being that which is a shoulder cape at the buck, butin front forms a long revers on cither side the buttons oi the dt aelow the waist. The tripplo-cape, or ■arrlck, is to be seen on some coats in tlie park. It is one of those things that a" middle-class tailor or s-maker never venturesto attempt, and consequently it holds its cachet to the oud.— Loudon Standard, vns and coats are ah ear just now. igns of closing coats are now easily-donned covert ending in a poi ■•oil-cut tin