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Plain or Fancy, in Black or Colored Inks, oa
any desired quality of paper, promptly executed
We pay Express charges In returning orders
sent by mail.
.Manufacturer of
Repairing of All Kinds Promptly
Attended to.
Lauder & Wiklund.
Earth, Brick and Stone.
Contracts will be made in any part of the
coi 1 nty and satisfaction guaran-
In all our work.
W. V. WISIU'H, the pioneer in
surance agent of Pullman. Repre
sents tho Oldest and Largest Fire
Insurance Companies in England
and America. Insure with a HOME
INTERESTS at all times.
Fire! Life! Accident!
The Finest of Teams, Saddle-
Horses and Buggies Al
ways on Hand,
And Drivers Supplied Whe« Desired
Rates Are Reasonable. "Try Me.'
Cor. Paradise and Pine Sts.
— Dealers In—
Real Estate!
Postofflce, PULLMAN.
Farms Bought and Sold
— AND —
Money : to : Loan
On.Real Estate at the Lowest Rates.
Fire Insurance Written
In : First-Class : Companies
Legal Instruments Carefully Executed.
Business placed in my hands will receive
prompt and careful attention.
Pullman: Livery,
feed .AJVD
Horses boarded for any length of time at the
most reasonable rates, and particular attention
paid to Transient Stock.
I claim to " take the cake." and am always on
hand to attend to business in that line.
R. LANNINC, Propr.
Freight and Furniture,
Carefully handled and
BRoi!?star£ ifaTwUl \o promptly attended to.
Ijotta made (95,000 this season.
Mrs. U. S. Grant is at work upon ocr rt:a
The wife of Munkacsy, the artist, will boob
visit Americr.,
Mrs. Gladstone employs homoepathic phy
sicians and remedies.
Mrs. Harriet Bwecher Stowe walks from
five to seven miles a day.
Mrs. Lillic Devereaux Blake thinks women
would make good soldiers.
The widow of the late Chief Justice Wait*
will live in Cincinnati with her son.
Julia Folville, of Belgium, is soon to be
brought out as a rival to Josef Hof'nann.
Mme. Durand (Henry Oreville) is squat,
has an almost clumsy face, and is clumsy.
President Eiiot, of Harvard, says that
women should never lecture to young men.
Mrs. Mary Head Ooodale is one of the
most successful temperance workers in the
Miss Virginia M. Holliday, of Carroll, Md.,
has been gnint4.il a patent for a bonnet
Mme. Blanc livos quietly with her mother,
and is seldom mm except at one or two re
Empress Elizabeth, of Austria, is a su
perbly beautiful woman, with a wealth of
chestnut hair.
Mrs. Louise Chnnuier Moulton will pres
ently return from Washington to Boston
and then sail for Europe.
A distinguished negro belle of Port au
Prince, Hayti, has married a brother of
William Black, the novelist.
The medical attendant of the queen of
Corea is an American woman physician, who
receives a salary of $15,000 a year.
Queen Victoria offers to sell her villa at
Baden-Baden for £10,000, reserving "asquare
metre of ground" whereon to erect a memo
rial ot' her ownership.
The Princess of Wales' most valuable sil
ver wedding present was a magnificent neck
lace of rubies and diamonds from the em
peror and empress of Russia.
The queen of England speaks German in
her home circle, while English is the family
language of the German, Russian, Greek and
Danish imperial and royal homes.
Queen Victoria has invited the king and
queen of Italy to visit Windsor castle in
June, and they have accepted the invitation
provided the situation of affairs at the time
will permit.
Mrs. Garrett Anderson is at the head of the
London School of Medicine. She is the lead
ing woman physician in England; makes an
income of £10,000, and has the strength and
energy of a man.
After Frederick dies tho German empress
will receive a fortune, payable by the reign
ing emperor, of $150,000 a year, and the use
of the Palace of Charlotteuberg and another
palace at Potsdam.
Miss Mary Tillingnost is one of the most
successful among the women who have made
a business of decorativo art. Vandert'ilt once
paid her $30,000 for inventing a new kind of
tapestry hangings for his houses.
Lady Haberton stands for the divided
ekir(, and accepts no compromise for iniiUi
and outer wear. She does not think that reai
progress in dress can be made so long as wo
men ciing to a petticoat in any form.
Empress Victoria of Germany is able to
converse learnedly with such men as Virchon
and Yon Helmholz, and her comprehension
of her husband's casa has awakened wonder
among his physicians. She is without doubt
one of the best informed women in the
Ug Toe Cam is the name of a Chinese
woman who recently arrived in San Fran
cisco. She is possessed of wonderful beauty,
and the Californians have gone wild over
her. She is a sister-in-law of Lee Kong You,
a well known cigar manufacturer of i-.ai!
One of the contestants !n a walKing match
iv progress in Chicago recently was Esther
Oiuisten, 12 years old. She is described
as "the champion child pedestrienne of the
United States," and already has a record for
spi'<M and endurance, having walked a hall
mile in three minutes and thirty twoseconds.
She began her career as a pedestrian at El
g'.n, Ills., when only 4 years old.
The latest figures show that there are 1(5,- j
•W'.V.iyO Sunday school scholars in the world.
The English and American Episcopalian
missionaries in Japan agree to co-operate,
ond will educate their clergy in one theologi
cal school.
To a native church in Kafflrland a man
was lately received at the age of 108 years.
He sought admission with deep solicitude,
ami bis recital of spiritual experience was
The Church of England has a mission in
Upper Burmah under the lead of six priests,
two English, one Tamil and three Karen.
Fifty villages aro reached, there are 1,23?
communicants and 5.)? scholars.
There will be divided among the superan
nuated preachers and widows and orphans
at the Methodist Episcopal church, next year,
$100,000 out of the profits of the Methodist
Book Concern. The Book Concern will be a
century old in 1880.
On the 30tb of November, 18S7, in the
suburbs of Algiers, was opened the first Pres- '.
byterian church of western Africa. ;
The beautiful edifice of freestone and marble i
is the gift of Sir Peter Coats to the synod of !
the United Presbyterian church of Scotland. ;
Congregational churches have a remark
able history in Florida. A little more than
four years ago a state association was formed '
of the four churches that had then been or- '
ganized. Now the uumber is thirty-five. Of ■
these thirty three are aided more or less by i
tho Home Missionary society.
The Church of England bos two archbishops
and thirty-one bishops. In 1881 there were j
14,'.fJ0 civil parishes, with 14,573 churches ,
and chapels, the clergy in actual service !
numbered 21,603. According to an estimate |
made in ISB3, 13,500,000 persons in England j
and Wales were adherents of the Established I
church, leaving 12,500,000 to other creeds. j
The Adventure* of a Horse.
Among the incidents of the storm lv
Boston, The Electric Review relates how the
entanglement of a horse attached to one of
the coal delivery teams was caused by the
(vires. It was in the evening. The horse
,;ot entangled and the wires threw him down.
Some of the snarl of wires proved to be those
ot electric lights. The kicking and the strug
gles of the horse brought the wires in contact,
and in the words of the teamster, "livery
time he kicked it would lighten, and every
time it lightened be would kick! 1 thought
to myself, 'He is bewitched with lightning.'
1 tried to unbutton him, and every time 1
unbuttoned one place he was struck with
lightning in another." The poor horse was
finally released from hi» peril by somebody
who understood the cause of tho trouble.—
Scientitto American.
Chong Tong, a Chinaman, who professed :
Christianity at Augusta, Ga., recently, Is the
first of h."s race to join the Baptist church in
tho south. He is the proprietor of a grocery
and Chinese novelty store in Augusta, and
has accumulated a property of several thou
sand dollars.
The three northern and the three southern
presbyteries in east Tennessee and south
western Virginia will participate in the cele
bration of the centennial of the general' as
sembly at Bristol, May 4. Six speakers from
as many presbyteries will speak on impor
tant subjects. Dr. Hayes, of Cincinnati,
chairman of the centennial committee of the
northern assembly, has promised to attend.
Alt&uugh Not a l'olitlrmt Sacc«»«. ll* fa
Still an American Citizen.
••Well! Well: But I thought you
were in Germany by this time!" ex
claimed Sergeant Bendall, as Carl Dun
der entered the Woodbridge street |
police station yesterday.
"No, I doan' go. Maype dera vhas*
some flies on me—maype not."
"But you were discouraged the last
time you were here: you had tried pol
itics and got left. Perhaps you have
struck something else?"
. "Dot vhas it, und I shall shtay right
here. 1 learn some new tricks, und 1
haf some chances to speculate." .
"Tell me about it," said the ser
geant, as he settled down in his chair.
"Maype you doan' like to hear from
some greenhorns!" replied Mr. Dunder
with an injured look. "If I vhas green
ash grass und some cows feed on me,
better I go home?"
"Come, go ahead. What new tricks
have you got?'' j
"Vhell, sergeant," said the old man
as he melted slowly, "dot trick I
shpeak of vhas to wait until more ash
ten loafer^, vhas in my place, schwear
ing und spitting und hugging the
stove, und den put in a shtick of wood
mit some powder in it und blow 'em
oop. You neafer saw such schumping
und running in your life. It vhaa
enough to kill you mit laughing. A
stranger gifs me dot trick for two
glasses of beer. •
"You blow up the loafers?"
"Dot vhas it."
"But you blow up the stove, too, and
perhaps your saloon. Can you afford
to buy a new stove every time you want
to play the trick?"
"Eh? Does der stoaf go, blow up,
"Of course."
"H'm! I doan' think of dot pefore.
Of course der stoaf vhas blown oop mit
der loafers, und maype der house vhas
on tire."
-What else?" i
"Vhell, I figure on some canary
birds. I can buy 'em in Shermany for
two shillings apiece."
"Und der price here vhas two dol
"If I buys one million der profit
vhas oafer a million und ahaff dollars.'"
"1 see. You want agents here and
in Germany, and there is the cost of
transportation, the! loss by death, and
you must find a million buyers. Splen
did scheme, Mr. Dunder! I suppose
you'll buy a steamer to ship by!"
"H'm! I get dot speculation for two
dollars in cash. Vhas he wrong?"
"Oh no: go right ahead. Any thing
"What if I buy oop all der orange*
in der country for a million dollars?"
"Then you could advance prices
fifty per cent, and make a heap of
"Shust so. I vhas glad you see it
like me. Dot scheme cost me only
tree dollar."
"But where is the million dollars to
buy with?"
"inn, dot's so. Oh! I remember
now. I vhas to gif my note for one
year. Dot makes her all satisfactory."
"What else?"
"Vhell, 1 goes in der railroad pees
ness. I guess."
"In Mexico. If we build one hun
dred miles of railroad we get two mil
lion acre 3of land. Dot land vas
worth twenty million dollar, uud der
income of der road vas life millions a
year. Here was der figures like some
grease. Dot pointer cost me two dol
"Splendid idea. Mr. Dunder, why
don't you buy the City Hall for $100,000
and sell it back to the city for half a
"By Shorge! but dot was excellent!
It was a wonder I doan' think of dot
pefore!" .;
"And, say, you could buy up forty
steamboats this fall for $20,000 apiece
and sell them next spring for double
the money." j
"Donde.r und blltzen, but you vas a
sharp man, sergeant! I doan' know
you pefore. Shake my hand. How
much shall I pay you?"
"O, that's all right. Mr. Dunder.
You can always have my advice free."
"Und vhen I make two hoonered mil
lion dollars I gif you der best bank in
Detroit for & present. Good-bye, ser
geant, I see you quicker again yen I
. .is a millionaire."— Detroit Free Press.
Chinese Have No Nerves.
The North China Herald says the
quality of "nervelessness" distinguishes
the Chinaman from the European. The
Chinaman can write all day, work all
day, stand in one position all day,
weave, beat gold, carve ivory, do in
finitely tedious jebs for ever and ever,
and discover no more signs of weari
ness and irritation than if he were a
machine. This quality appears early
in life. There are no restless, naughty
boys in China. They are all appall
ingly good, and will plod away in
school without recesses or recreation
of any kind. The Chinaman can do
without exercise.- Sport or play seems
to him so much waste j labor. He can
sleep anywhere —amid rattling machin
ery, deafening uproar, squalling chil
dren and quarreling adults. He can
sleep on the ground, on the floor, on a
bed, on a chair, in any position. It
would be easy to raise in China an army
of amillionmen—nay.'often millions—
tested by competitive examination as to
their capacity to go to sleep across three
wheelbarrows, head downward like a
spider, their mouths wide open and a
fly inside. . . .
—A philosopher says: "Modesty is a
maiden's necklace." "*. my! O, my!
Thee it should be worn at a full-dress
I •-»» V. O. Hcayum.
Mrs. fierce was very rondof toe black nag
that her husband rode.
Nellie Arthur bad a spotted Indian pony
for the apple of her eye.
Mrs. Monroe brought the first white rabbit
to the national premises.
Harriet Lane had a large stag bound that
was presented her in England.
1 'Dolly" Madison's particular pet was a fine
saddle nag. At Montpelier she had a pet
Mrs. Adams had a great goldfish and one
of a bluish tint, sent her by a New England
lea captain. ;
Mrs. Hayes had a magnificent imported
Japanese cat tbat was presented to her by a
naval officer.
Die Famous Market of Gloria Id South
western France.
There is a human hair market at
Morlans, in the department of the
Lower Pyrenees. It is little known
except perhaps in Paris, where it hag
a high reputation. The market is held
every other Friday. Hundreds of
trafficking- hair-dressers throng to the
little place from far and near to buy
up the hair of the young peasant girls.
The dealers wander up and down the
long narrow street of the town, each
with a huge pair of bright shears
hanging from a black leather strap
around his waist, while the young girls
who wish to part with their hair stand
about in the doorways, usually in
couples. The transaction is canted
on in thu best room of the house. The
hair is let down, the tresses combed
out, and the dealer names the price.
This varies from three to twenty
francs. If a bargain is struck the
dealer lays the money in the open
palm of the seller, applies his shears,
and in a minute the long tresses fall
on the floor. The purchaser foils up
the tresses, places them in a paper,
and thrusts them into his pocket. Of
course a maiden can iiirely see her
fallen tresses disappear in the dealer's
pocket without crying, but she con
soles herself with the thought that it
will grow again and by looking at tho
money in her hand.
There is at present a scarcity of
fancy human hair in the market. Tho
scarcest hair is pure white, and itn
value is constantly increasing; and if
it is unusually long—that, is, from four
feet to live feet—the dealer can get
almost his own price while if it is of
ordinary length it is worth from 375
francs to ,O(X> francs (£ls to £20) an
ounce. The fact that pure white hair
Is the court coiffure throughout
Europe keeps the demand for it very
high. It is much prized by American
women whose own hair is white and
who desire to enrich its folds, for
white hair is held to give certain dis
tinction to the wearer. There is no
fancy market for gray hair; it is too
common. It is used to work into wigs
of persons who are growing old.
What is described as golden hair is
eiiher a washed-out pale red or a dull
blonde. The gold color so much val
ued has no relation to red hair, except
in the vividness of its coloring. The
demand for the virgin gold color is
great in the capitals of Europe. A
woman who gets a coilTure of it is
considered fortunate. There are four
type colors of hair —white, blonde,
black, and brown—and each of these
has been subdivided into sixteen dif
ferent shades. The commonest types
are black and brown, and those are
cheap. Golden brown is much in
favor, as is pure black, or what is
called blue-black. Next to pure white
hair the demand is for hair of the
color of virgin gold. There sire many
braids made of hair colored to meet
the demand with certain preparations,
but they prove unsatisfactory. .Many
foolish women have sought to change
the color of their own tresses, but
tlu-v have uniformly repented the at
tempt. A tine suit of hair of the pur
est blonde type will sell for 1,000 francs
to •-\. r)00 francs (£4O to £100). It is
said that the Empress Kugenie paid
1,000 francs (£4O) an ounce for a braid
of golden hair that exactly matched
her own.
The largest supply of hair comes
from Switzerland and Germany, and
especially from the French provinces.
The country fail's are attended by
agents of merchants in London, Paris
and Vienna. Only at intervals, how
ever, i* a prize like a perfect suit of
golden hair obtained, and I am told
that there are orders ahead in the
shops of Paris and London for all the
golden hair that can be obtained in
tho next five years. When a stock of
hair is collected by traveling agents it
is assorted, washed and cleaned.
Then each hair is drawn through the
eye of a needle and polished. When
the stock is ready for the market here
the nobility is permitted to make the
flrst choice. — QalignanC* Messenger.
A Woniau's Tender Thought for H*>r
Traveling Husband.
On the first night out, just as my
vis-a-vis at table was sitting down to
dinner in the beautiful saloon of the
City of New York, a steward stepped
up and handed him a letter, saying:
"With the Captain's compliments,
Every night this performance was
repeated. Sometimes the Captain
himself presented the letter. It was
mysterious and interesting. The gen
tleman who received the letter seemed
to be greatly astonished when it came
to him on the first occasion, but after
ward he merely showed signs of en
joyment in reading its contents. He
was a very delightful man and a great
favorite at our table, but though every
body was dying to know where the let
ters camu from, nobody had enough
impudence to ask him.
But on the day before we reached
New York I happened to be standing
on the companion-way with this gen
tleman when the Captain presented
the letter, and the former said, as he
tore open the envelope: "Queer idea
of my wife's, isn't it? She sent the Cap
tain seven letters addressed to me and
asked him to deliver one to me every
evening before dinner. She thought I
would be glad to hear from her every
day, and I tell you it has been one of
the pleasantest events of the voyage,
this mail delivery in mid-ocean." —
Pittsburgh Dispat''l>.
—A fanner does not need to study
navigation to get the bearings of the
fruit tret?. Merchant Traveler.
Black velvet princesse gowns, with fronts
of creamy lace, are much affected by the
statelier sort of matrons, to whom they are
Tastly becoming.
Jackets for service come in rough cloth of
gmall checks; for dress they are of smooth,
almost lustrous weave, and in solid tones of
rather bright colors.
Shirred or plaited bodices of red surah
dlTide honors with the ever faithful jersey as
the corsage for wearing out at home skirtfc
past street usefulness.
In flowered stuffs the stiffly conventional
ized stripe, ■» the wreath twining about an
impossible column, are chosen in preferenw
to the more graceful sprays and cluster*.
I Statesmen Who Dlslik* to Spend All of
Their Income.
Although three-fourths of the mem
bers of Congress find it impossible to
lire on the salaries they receive, there
are some members of the House who
actually manage to save as much as
$3,000 out of the $0,000 which they are
paid for law-making. These lucky
ones come from the South, where elec
tion i-xpenses are a mere bagatelle
comp; 'ed with the drain that is put
upon Lie Western and Northern mem
bers, v. io live in districts having
plenty ih towns. Congressional sala
ries arc M small that many of the
ablest me.i in the present House are
declining r '-elections. Their business
interests are suffering, and $5,000 a
year is not enough inducement to re
main in public life. A Congressman's
j expenses are all the time increasing.
! This has been a year of unusual de-
I mands upon both sides. The sending
out of campaign material has cost some
lof them thousands of dollars. The
< average member, no matter how poor
I in purse, has sent out hundreds of dol
! lars' worth of tariff speeches. The
people have an idea that these
speeches do not cost the Con
gressmen any thing. It is a mis
take. Every speech ordered costs
something. The printing and binding
is expensive, to say nothing of clerk
hire. A Congressman has no time to
do tliis work. He is compelled to em
j ploy ;i clerk. He is not allowed a
| clerk by law, as is the case with Sena
tors. Tins few Congressmen who are
known to be extremely close and who
save money are odd specimens. They
live in the cheapest way imaginable.
They are never seen at a place of
amusement, seldom ride in the street
cars, and they would drop dead if they
I were to be called upon occasionally to
pay carriage hire. One of these mi
serly statesmen recently felt under
obligations to a well known New
Yorker, and so he got up courage
enough to ask the New Yorker to take
lunch with him. The New Yorker is
j a man of means and is in the habit of
spending money freely. At lunch tho
host said: "Mr. , what will you
take to drink?" "Champagne," said
j the New Yorker. The entertainer
| came near fainting when he glanced at
j the wine curd and saw that the brand
j of champagne called for was worth
Is 4 per bottle. This thrifty member of
j Congress, as a rule, eats a piece of pie
■ and drinks a glass of milk for lunch,
but it was observed that he didn't
even indulge in pie and milk for near
ly a month. Ho had to even up. — St.
i Louis Republic.
i How the Capital tit New York Looked Two
Centuries Ago.
Although in the first rank of nations
as regards our material prosperity, we
are, as yet, only a little removed in
] point of time from our origin. It is
not yet four hundred years since Ver
■ razzano made the first discovery by
I white men of the Hudson river. A
| period of only two hundred years takes
us back to the time when the city of
Albany had the following embryonic
existence. The description is from
"The History of the City of Albany,"
by Arthur James Weiso. The houses
in the village, about one hundred in
number, were mostly structures of logs
or of framed timber, weather boarded.
There were some that were built of
brick. The few stone buildings were
of rough masonry. Many of the
houses were thatched with reeds, some
were covered with shingles, and oth
ers were roofed with glazed tiles. Very
few of the steep gable-roofs had eave
troughs, henco the occasional use of
the deceptive phraseology "free drip,"
in the early conveyances. Frequently
small square dormer windows were set
in the roofs to admit light to the garrets
whicli were commonly used as sleeping
rooms. The chimneys were mostly
built on the outside of the houses, at
their gable ends, and were made wide
at the bottom for large fire places.
For warmth in winter, long and thick
pieces of wood were burned on these
ample hearths, particularly in the
kitchens, which in cold weather were
usually the only rooms that had fire in
them. Wide, arched brick bake ovens
were often built at the back sides of
these spacious kitchen fire places, and
I the part projecting into the house yard
was generally covered with a shed
roof. House doors were mounted with
long iron hinges set on strong staples.
| Windows contained one or more sashes
' filled with small panes of glass set in
grooves of lead. Stoops—low, wooden
j platforms with backed benches—were
j generally placed before the front doors.
i The porches.on fair summer evenings,
were the favorite out-door sitting
placees of the villagers.— Christian at
I Work.
Greenland's Icy Mountains.
"I heard an odd story the other day
about Bishop Heber's beautiful hymn,
'From Greenland's Icy Mountains, 1"
said a well-known Cincinnatian.
"What is it?" "It relates to the
j music for the hymn. You remember
I that Bishop Heber wrote it while in
Ceylon in 1824. About a year later it
reached America and a lady in
Charleston, S. C, was struck with its
beauty. She could find, however, no
I tune that seemed to suit her. She re-
I membered a young bank clerk, Lowell
| Mason, afterwards so celebrated, who
Was just a few steps down th<: street,
$nd who had a reputation as a musical
genius. So she sent her son to ask
him to write a tune that would go
with the hymn. In just half an hour
the boy came back with the music,
and the melody dashed off in such
haste is to this day sung with that
song."'— Cincinnati Star.
Av"u U. Saxon, thb baritone, has signed
with the Asuv Slierwin Opera ooni]iany, now
iv Austral:;'..
MiM Mattit- Karle wauts to star next sea
son, iiini is negotiating for a new play with
the dubious title of "Rank." Miss KaWe is
°t present the leailing lady iv the Kobert
Downing combination.
One of the several productions of "Uncle
Tom's Cabin"' next season will have as a
realistic feature a tank of water, in which
will be placed blocks of floating ice, over
which the fugitive Eliza will run in her ef
forts to escape th« trained bloodhounds.
Tlie Vsiii Longing* mi<l H"|«« Whldi
Coni«> to All of V*.
There is no use in denying it -it is a
folly we must all plead ffnOtgr to. and
which we commit all om- l!»es long-,
more or less. A 9 children it was the
actual moon we wanted -the palo,
silver crescent, or the golden harvest
moon that we could see shining so far
above us in the clear sky from our
nursery window. So far above us:
Yes; that is, after all. the grand secret
of most of our wishes in childhood. *9
well as in later yoars. What we desire
is so far off. so difficult of attainment.
As \-Mirs (jmss by and wo grow older,
though very often not. wiser, it b DO
longer the moon itself we want as a
plaything; we are content by that time
to see it la its proper place, shining;
placidly above, and our wondering
fancy leads us in a roving search after
will-o'-the wisps and newer lights.
Sometimes one hearsof a man wasting
his whole life in thi* restless craving
for some object totally out of his reach.
Openings of success are given him,
honors, chances of distinguishing him
self lie before him. He lias only to
stretch out his hand and take them,
but he pa«ea them carelessly by,
perhape because they are so accessible,
and fixes his eyes and longings on ao
impossibility. lie treads ruthlessly
under foot the i-ad roses of life which
grow about his path a-* he hurries by
in his eager search tor a blue rcca He
is a man of one idea, and that a foolish
one, and the will-o'-the-wisp that he
follows lea;!.- him over marshy ground
and into many dangers; sometimes, it
may be, to his own destruction. Why
is it, I wonder, that this longing for
the unattainable is so strongly im
planted iv our nature? And is there
not, perhaps, greater pleasure really
in the pursuit than there would he even
in the possession of the desired object
itself. 1 Might it not happen that the
blue roses would wither at a touch,
and the much-coveted golden fruit turn
to (lust and ashes, like the apples of the
Dead Sea? How seldom one comes
across a person who is perfectly con
tented with his lot in life, who has ab
solutely no crumpled rose leaf to dis
turb his rest.
Sometimes our moon is riches, some
times fame aud honor, and there have
been known cases of men eating- their
hearts out for a love that could never
be theirs and wasting their time and
energy in the mocking lijjht of eyes
whose brilliancy was not for them.
Every one's individual ease is different,
but the fact remains the same. We all
want something we have not got; wheth
er we should appreciate it if it were
ours i- another question and, as a rule,
one not often proved. It is man's na
ture to wish most ardently for that
which baffles his pursuit and the more
obstacles there are in the way so much
the better. He will pass by the modest
(rild flower to seek the rare exotic
whose beauty is perhaps intrinsically
less, but whose kind is rarer.
It must be a sad thought at the end
of a wasted life to look back on all the
long years misspent in a vain craving
for something unattainable, and to
think of t! c many tangible blessings
we have left unheeded as things of
small account.
It is of no use then to recall the loss
and tin' might have been, and in that
clearer light which will come to us all
then, we shall see but plainly the insig
nificance and folly of our dreams. It
will seem so foolish then to have spent
our lives in pursuit of a shadow which
always eluded our grasp, and those
wasted years will never, never return
to us. From the summit of the steep
hill we have climbed we can see, ere
we feebly totter down the other side,
our children in the golden ha/.o of the
valley below setting off with buoyant
hearts on the same journey, only to
meet with th« same disappointment as
jvc have. And yet, if we try to im
press this on them, does it make them
any the wiser in their turn? It may be
folly, and no iloubt it is so; but it is v
folly mankind will continue to cling to.
in spite of precepts ami counsels, and
happy indeed are those few rare ex
ceptions who obtain their heart's desire.
— London Truth.
The Trusting ami Unsophisticated Nature
of Norwegians.
I like the Norwegians. All travelers
here declare them perfectly honest. I
certainly have not- seen the slightest
disposition on the part of any one of
them to deceive or cheat, and if trust
fulness is an evidence of honesty these
people are wonderfully so. They have
huge keys to their storehouses and
granaries—keys big enough to brain a
man with. They are nearly always in
the keyhole or hanging somewhere
within reach of one feloniously inclined.
At wayside stations curiosities—some
times of small silverware—are exposed
in the public room, where any one can
easily carry them off. The cigars are
in open boxes for the traveler to help
himself from, with the expectation that
he will honestly account for any he has
taken. Farm-houses are left open when
the whole family goes off to the moun
tain to cut hay, and in some unfre
quented localities the wayfarer goes
in, builds a fire anil cooks a meal; goes
to the store-room, helps himself to milk
and "flat broed,'' and leaves on the ta
ble money enough to pay for what he
has used. Frequently a post-boy (he is
sometimes a man and not infrequently
a girl or woman) has taken what 1 have
paid for his dues, putting it into his
pocket without counting. He always,
however, sees what you give him as a
gratuity, and shakes you by the hand
when de says "tak" (thanks). I gave
a servant-girl too much for our dinner.
She was much amused, when she fol
lowed me, that I should have made
such a blunder. At wayside stations
they charge ridiculously low prices,
and as far as I can learn make no dis
tinction in making charges to foreign
ers and home people.— Carter U. Har
rison, in Chicago Mail.
Draperies, like the ways of Providence
are past finding out, at least by the casual
observer; but close inspection reveals so
much of method in their mndn«_-l as makes
elegant length their prevailing too*.
India silks are a rage, and beside the fa
miliar patterns of blocks, bars, stripes flow
era, interlaced rings, come in huge branch
designs that sprawl in the most inebriate
fashion over the delicately tinted ground.
For house wear in the dim and distant sum
mer nothing is better or more ladylike than
the plain and striped nainsooks, while for
street gowns in hot weather the roperser
«eeable sateens will again be Jong ,av£ite&
-New York Commercial Advertiser
The Char»i-t«r of sitting Bnll, the Great
Chief of the Sioux.
Probably when the facts are all known
it will be "discovered that Sitting Bull
had more to do in influencing the In
dians against signing the treaty at
.standing Kock than any other man.
Bull is an Indian of large brain, as the
writer ascertained while traveling with
him for three months in the Eaat. He
is diplomatic in his nature; not a great
warrior, but rather a safe counselor,
and as such he has great influence with
the Indians. He is a thoughtful gnvage.
and his travels in New York, Phi.adel
phia and Brooklyn, in 1884, taught him
the ways of the whites to such an ex
tent that he is now well able to copo
with them. He is especially good in
making a bargain. Indeed, the writer
considers him intellectually one of the
most powerful Indians on the American
continent. That he has had much to
do in shaping the opinions of the triba
there can be no doubt.
Sitting Bull's Indian name is Ta-ton-
Ka-i-a-ton-Ka, and he was born on the
banks of (Jrand river, within the
boundaries of the great Sioux reserva
tion and about forty-five miles south
west from the present Standing Rock
Agency in Dakota, He is fifty-five
years of age, has a very large head, is
cool and thoughtful, very decided in
his ways, and yet will listen to argu
ment and wilt answer with argument.
His original name was Wa-Kan-you-na
gin, or Standing Holy, which name he
retained until he was fourteen years
old, when his father, whose name was
Sitting Bull, took him along with him
on the war path in the Crow country
(the inveterate enemies of the Sioux),
and lie, the fourteen-year-old boy,
counted his first victory by killing a
Crow Indian. After returning to their
home hU father "threw away" three
ponies, i. c.. killed them in honor of his
brave son* achievement, at the same
time announcing that he had changed
the name of his sor; from Standing Holy
to that of Sitting Bull, bestowing his
own name upon him.
In person, Sitting Bull is a solidly
built Indian, not quite so tall as an or
dinary savage, yet heavier in many re
spects. His features are strong, and
when lie walks he turns his toes in
ward, strikes the ground with a heavy,
jarring tread, and moves rapidly like a
man of business. His general look is
heavy, while that of Little Crow, the
londtir of the great Indian outbreak in
Minnesota in 1861, and Hole-in-the-Day,
the great, Chippewa chief, were more
refined, but none the less true Indians.
The Dakotas believe that they must im
itate Hay-o-Kah, the undemonstrative
god. who inculcates the idea that it is.
not dignified, or manly, or great to
evince lively emotions of grief or joy,
but under all circumstances, even of
torture and death itself, the Indian
must show a stoical, impassive face,
and hence the immovable features ot
Sitting Bull or any other Indian who
lays claim to power among his tribe.
The principal characteristic of this
great medicine man—for he is known
among his tribe as such—is his stub
bornness of character, the samo ele
ment which made Grant the greatest
warrior of modern times. With ju
dicious management Bidl could, no
doubt, be won over to the whites, but
you can't drive him.— Cor. Ithaca (N.
V.) Journal.
Something About the Moat Exciting ami
Exhilarating of Sports.
! Polo, or hookey on horseback, as it
is sometimes called, is the national
j game of the people of Gilgit, a moun
tainous country to the north of Cash
mere. Reports had reached India, by
way of Cashmere that the Gilgittia
were a race of blue-eyed Kaffirs (unbe
lievers in Mohammed), and it was sug
gested that they were probably the de
scendants of one of Alexander's settle
ments, and to solve this question the
Punjab government, in the spring of
I*B6, deputed Dr. Gottlieb Leitner to
visit the country and inquire into the
history and language of the peoplo. As
far as concerns that matter,the language
of Gilgit was proved to be a sister lan
guage of Sanscrit? and not like Hindi m-
Greek, a daughter language; but the
point of interest for us is that Dr. Leit
ner took as much interest in the na
tional game of polo aij in the laaguage,
and persuaded three natives of the
country to return with him to British In
dia and bring their polo sticks and po
nies along with them. The party reached
Sakou, the capital of the Punjab, some
time in August, 1866, and the game
having been discussed at Government
house a couple of teams were got up
and the day fixed for the trial games,
which all the European residents turned
out to witness. The teams were com
posed of Captain Charles Marshall,
Lieutenant Pemberton, Lieutenant R.
Nicholetts, Mr. C. F. Amery, Dr. Liet
ner, Serdan Mohammed, Hyath Khan,
the three Gilgittis, and one other, and
the game thus inaugurated rapidly ac
quired popularity, clubs being <*tal>
lished promptly at all the military sta
tions. The game was played with an
energy, and with. »uoh speedy ponies of
Arab stock that severe casualties were
frequent, so much so that considerable
pressure was brought to bear on the
army authorities to put a stop to it, but
they wisely forbore, and the game was
«oon transplanted to English soil, where
it flourished freely, throwing off vig
orous shoots for transplantation in
America and the British colonies. It is
perhaps the most exciting and exhilar
ating game known, but it is only Cen
taurs who can play it creditably and,
enjoy it thoroughly,-a. F. Amen, ta
Chicago Inter Ocean,
~T( ' Oil'cioth.—Shred one
half ounce ... good beeswax into a
saucer, cover it entirely with turpen
tine, and place it in the oven until
melted. After washing the oil cloth
thoroughly with a flannel, rub the
whole surface lightly with the flannel
Hipped in the wax and turpentine, theu
rub with a dry cloth. Beside the pol
ish produced the surface is lightly
coated with a wax, which is washed oft
together with any duet or dirt it may
twve contracted, white the oil ©loth ia

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