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ONI! OF HIS NAMK8. 8t. Nlchotaa NcTcr a boy had to many name; Tlicy called lilm Jimmy, and Jim, and Jamc, Jcems and Jamie; nnd well lie knew Who It was that wanted him, too. The boys In tho drect ran after him, Shouting out loudly, "Jim 1 Hey, J-1-m-m l" Until the echoes, lltllo and big, Seemed to bo dancing a Jim Crow Jig. And llltlo Mabel out In tho hall "Jlm-mi Jlm-mj."' would sweetly call, Until ho answered, and let her know "VVhcro she might And him, sho loTed him so. Grandpa, R'ho was dignified, And held his head with an nlr ot pride, Didn't believe In abridging namci, And mndo the most that he could of ".T-a-m-c-s 1" But If papa ever wanted him, Crisp and curt was tho summons, "Jim!" That would make the boy In his errands run Much faster than If ho had said, "My son." niddy OTlynn could never, It seems, Call him anything cho hut "Jcems;" And when tho nurse, Old Mrs. McVyse, Called him "Jamtnlc," It sounded nice. But sweeter and dearer than all tho rest, Was the one pet name ho liked tho best; "Darling I" he heard It wherever he was at, For nono but his mother called him that. aiv MONICUY. 11V JIMMV nitOWN. Thcro novcr Was such luck. I'vo al ways thought that Til rather liavo a monkey than bo a nillllonhclr. Tlicro is nothing that could bo half so splendid as a real li7o monkey, but of cotirso I knew Hint I never could liavo ono until I should grow up and go to sea and lirtnrr linmn monkeys and narrots and shawls to mother just as sailors always do. Hut l vo aetuauy got a nioiiKey and If von don't believe it lust look at tlioso pictures of him that Mr. Travers made for mo and told mo to send to tho Youtia rcoulc so that Mr. Harper would know that tlio nioiiKey was genuine nnu unadulterated. It was Mr. Travers that got tho monkey for me. Ono day thoro camo a woman with an organ and n monkey Into our yard. Sho was an Italian, but sho could speak a sort of Kiin-llsh. and sho said that tho "mur- donn' spalpeen of n monitor was just wearlmr tho llfo out of her." So says Mr. Travers. "What will you tako for lilm?" and says she, "It's firo dollars I'd bo after selling lilm for, and may fond luck iro wiilye!" What did Mr. Travers do butgivohor tho money and hand tho monkey to mo saying: "Hero Jimmy! Tako Film and bo happy." Wasn't I just happy thouirh. Jocko that's tho monkey's namo is tho loveliest monkey that over lived. Tobr Trier mar talk about his "Mr. Stubbs." and toll how ho understands crorrthing said to him, nnd begs for crullers and all that, but I tell you "Mr. Stubbs" was just an ordinary Illiterate rnonkor alongsldo of my Jocko. I hadn't had hTin nn hour when ho got out of my arms and was on tho supper table, beforo I could get him. Tho ta- blo was nil set and Bridget was just going to ring tho bell, but tho monkey dldnH wait lor her. Iosco lilm eating tho chicken salad was just wonderful. Ho finished tho whoto dish in about two minutes and was washing it down with tho oil out of tho salad bottlo whon I caught him. Mother was awfully good about it and only said, "poor little beast, ho must bo half-starved, busan, now muoh ho reminds mo of your brother." A good mother is as good a thing us a bov deserves, no matter how good lie is." Tho salad somehow did not seem to ngrco with Jocko, for ho was dreadfully sick that night. Ion should have seen how limp ho was, just like a girl Hint lias fainted away and her young man is Irvine: to lift her up. Mother doctored lifm. Sho gave him castor oil as if ho was her own son. and wrapped him up in h blanket, and put a mustard plaster on Ids stomach, and soaked tho end of Ids tall in warm wator. lie was all rignt tho next day, and was real gratoful. 1 know ho was grateful, becauso ho showed it by trying to do good to others at any rato to tho oat. Our cat wouldn't speak to him at first, but he coaxed her. with milk, just as ho had soon mo do. and finally caught her. It must haro been dreadfully aggrovoking to tho cat, for instead of letting her hnro tho milk ho insisted that sho was hare tho milk ho insisted that sho was sick and must haro incdicino. So ho took jsriugers doiuo oi imir uu mm u uigspuun, umi uiui,ai,BHuiuujii. When I caught him and mado him. let tho cat go thcro was about six tabic- spoonfuls of oil missing. Mr. 1 ravers said it was a good thing, for It would imnroro tho cat's voieo and mako her yowl smoiiior, nnu inai no mm ion iur w . ... i 11 i l. a long uu inai sno neuueii 10 do ohcu. Mother said that tho monkey was cruel nnd It was a shame, but I know that ho meant to bo kind. Ho know tho oil mother garo lilm had dono lilm good, and ho wanted to no mo cat goon, j know iust how lie felt, for Pro boon blamed many a timo for trying to do good, and I can tell you It alwas hurt myfeollngs. Tho monkoy was in tho kitohon while llridgct was getting din- ner yesterday, and Ho watciied nor uron . i Sl . , 4.. 1 i io sieaK as n no was iiiuiiiiiiiu in luuin to cook and holp hor in her work, lie's that kind and thoughtful. Tho cat was outdoors, but two of her kittens wero in tho kitchen, and thoy wero not old nnnurrh to bo afraid of tho monkey. . . 1 !,.! t Wnen uiuner Yassurvuii diiuui hcui up stairs, and by-and-oy motiior says, "Whiit's that dreadful smellr" euro's you're alive, Susan, tho baby has fallen Into the firo. Kvoryboily jumped up and ran up stair?, all hut mo, for I know .Tnnkn wns In tho kitchen. ailU 1 WBS afraid it was ho that was burning. IVlmn T trot into tho kltelien thoro was l V..' I l.....ttl.. nf lin MBUUYOi)' . " P i. i.l.i : aZi5 ton's iur was singoing ami snu yw . i . i . i . i.i.i : i TOOWlf,', ami mo inner hm u - 2 it,UZ IS hinovWgs as ailpicrjnnd busy as an owl. nnd took tho kitten off beforo sho was lnirnod any oftopt her fur, and when raothor nnd Susan camo down stairs n. ....l.ln't imilnrqtniid what It was 41ml Im.l ltnnn liiiriilnir. and (messed tho ii!iiu .. ... , .. : vuun. iumo i'"" ot3 l. ri l.nvn nuf. nrrir.n in l nn I in flr0t c rri.io ia u tl,n mnnknv hns-dono slnco t t i.in, i..wiinfnrnvfistordav. FJfher lina hnon nwav for awcokbut is coming linnV In n. faw dars. and won't no oo ue- lighted when ho finds a monkoy in the nouso. vkoi.k l'Ki.i.vs stoiiv. - t ji.n , (lm ilil llnnln Vnllv u..l 1. 11... wlllmva .Imvn liv tho orcok for hours and hours. Whon ; (ii. ,.,.. t l.iHnn-liuiiinr Tlnnln uiuiuunwu " " to Foils didn't like compauy, uuiwnon nisi lino buns' ldlr in tho wator howould toll Btorles from noon until sundown. "Do sum cn substlnsobdo matter' ttm dat do big fish skcot off inter deep water won day hoars folks n clilnnln" ho would remark, by way of nuology for refusing to entertain tho boys on busy occasions. Ono aftornoon the boys camo alone and, seeing by the empty basket that Unelo Felix wasn't catching anything, they began to navo the way lor a story. Charllo liad a IHtlo book of "nonsonso rhymes" in his pocket ami, opening It at a placo where a leaf was turned down, lie pretended to read. "Wat dat yo'ro rcadln' P" asked Undo Felix. About tho Jobbcrwock. said 'Charlie. "Do watP" 'The Jobbcrwock; did you ever hero of such an aniinnl?" Mos1 'ncurs to mo I lias." said Undo Felix, closing both eyes and let ting his head fall back against the treo at the roots of which ho was sitting, for Unclu Felix novcr would admit his lennranee of a tlilnir. "Mos' 'pears to nie," ho continued, "dat us boys cot a labberwuek way down In do swamp long whilo back, wen 1 was 'boutyo' size." "How did It linimcn. uncle?" asked John; and tho three hovs huddled around tho old fisherman, whoso eyes wcro bent upwards, evidently searching lor mots In tho topmost branches of the wil low. "In dem days." said tho old man", "vo1 Ilnkln Felix was wukkln for Moss Hilly, cn dar r.nnudcr darkey named romp, do same uat was strucK uy llghtnln' In du yeah '47. In do day timo wo darkeys hoed co'n, and many a night wo treed coons In do swamp. Do las' coon hunt wo tuk toiicddor was on a cloudy night "bout fifty yeah back. Wo slipped long inter do hawt of do woods, tarrin' tro briers cn wadtn' tro muck, but do dogs fust simoll dis treo, cn den datwldout lludln nary coon. Blnicbv old Snap, Pomp's dog, civ a snort cn was oil. Ob coaso wo follored heols ober head, cn purty soon bof (loirs anker'd under a gum tree, en' gun to rip music omen uero iroais wussen a whole team ob bullfrogs on an April ohenln." "Dat coon's up dis gum,' Pomp sez, on i sez: -tjoasc no am. nun i umji snz; 'I sees do moon up dis irum.' Whnr?' sez me, lookin' whar l'omp was plntln.' 'Dar,' sez l'omp, sczzco. Sho' nuf dar wuz a roun' ball of lire wav up on do top 11m V " 'Felix.' sez l'onip. kino o' feclin skeered. 'wut's do moon doin' out on a cloudy night like dU fur?" M lev I'lrrna.' says mo. " 'Lot's run, says Pomp." "Jess den do moon 'gin to mono, on Pomp on mo drapped down under do bushes. Kz wo drapped dar cum a voice from nuten do hushes uoiiinu us, sarin' Ki-r-u'iiek ker-wucU! Kcrhoo! ker-iioor 'Lisson,' sez me, glbbin romp's Iiaml a pinch, but Pomp was shakin' all ober wld nn nn-or. Den I spy do moon en liel my bref. Do moon wasuncurlln' hlssolf on dat lim, en soon I sees dat he hab a tall cn a head en a body, jess no samo i'z onnr animul. Do dogs by dis timo lied 'gun to sneak oil". At dat minuet dar cum annuder voice from outer de hushes savin': 'Kcr-wuok! Ker-wuck Klil..10o! 'u,,,,, nttlo ni ,lnf oh .. i)OU,lc.,.,i i gger, run!' Up got n,lln,, ,in boshes down eunulo niotm llko a Hash oj firo. Pomp yelled loud nuf fur a steam injluo wen dar's a cow on do track. 'War we scampered will du four-legg'd moon artor up, do dogs run- nin' wiiLdor tails twlxt dor legs yelpin' nn limvllll' (It to kill." ' "Did you get caught, nuclei1" asked Charlie. "Wat's dat? Git cotehed? Jiress yo little soul, honey, wo made tracks outen do swamp qulokor'sa Hash ob lightnin'. Uit cotoliedi' iosir-ree. "Hut what was it the Iouberwoeki' Undo Felix folded his arms around his knees and siiuoezed himself as though to hold in the. laughter will which ho threatened to explode. "Hress yo' souls, chillen, it was no inn' ilo moon i en 11 was ins oiu inn. uu mine. It was a rale libin eoon. "A I'nnnl" "Sho's vo' bo'n dat's wat it was, and dis am do way it happen: Young Moss Hilly lied cum homo trom school up dar in Phildolfy. Ho was a jokin' sort ob a rounir'un. on no coi a coon un ruuucu him all ober wld fussfurus dat bery night." Rubbed tho coon with prosphorus.' "Deed ho did rubbed him win uat 8Hiny stuff ho d loam' d' bout at school un ,j'n sot lmn f re0) ki,ui G' kuowiu' school ,iut mo and Pomp d tree lilm lo' nio'iiin Luwo-a-massy but dem lime uarKoy wns skou,.ud t0 def fur a nionf !" .T,,st then Undo Folix felt a nibblo at his hook, nnd Indicating to the hoys will KeV(!ral oncnretlo bobs of his head that i, tli tlmni for tho dar ho bent to tho task of searching for his supper. Tho Sponge Crop From tho rccentlr issued report of Professor Haird, the Fish commissioner of tho United blatcs, wo glean somo rerr interesting facts regarding tho recent novo Among tho tho way o recent uovoiopineni oi spongo ciiiiiuo, mora recent onicrprisej mi of artillcial propagation o nmiatlo animals. Professor Oscar Schmidt, of tho University of iJirat.o has been so successful in his preiimi uarr efforts in tho artificial propega Hon of tho spongo that tho Austrian Government haro authorized lilm attempt tho development of tho in dustry on tho coast of Dalmntiii.rj Tho process is very simjuu, cuii.iisiiiifjiu w lecting tho proper season in tho spring, dlrldinga living marketable sijuigo Into numerous small pieces, ami Mien fastening them to sHkos driven Into sea bottom. T x fragments at o be'rin to grow jut, nd at tho end t given timo or u ono becomes an cm HllOllQU A' corning iu ur. ouiun I lliron vnnrsi U ,v snlllnlnnt lnnn-th tlmUtlta from very smalb pieces " " -omnlm,n,i n"fiftv .irfi-- ?1 this deluded The bderest for three ye. ' i- q .. Not many years ago tho yellovJ foror was raging in Huenos Ayres. I ho num- borof neatlis was incroasinguaiiy in alni-mlnc rnto. All Irish SO.xtOll I nn had I nhariro of Ot0 of tllO cemotClioS. As it i p , t .ii.. l i i , n . - , i wn innnmnifr iineomioi mm v uiutvuuu - j Iio pincoii a sign ouisiuu uiu fjiuvujiuii, which road as follows: "No oorpsos al rowed hero oxcontthoso living in tho neighborhood." nnrrln was six roars old and niuto modol of propriety; hut ono day sho shocked ner niomur uy nomg suiuuiuhik rerv much like ordinary naughty olill- dron. "Why Cnrrlol" oxclalmed Mrs. 11.. "hnw cnllld roil do Slicll IV tlllllgf" "Othorllttloirllls lloSO." replied UniTlO. "Hut that doesn't mako It right, does itP" asked Mrs. H. "No." answered ..... .,-m ., iil,..nt unrrio, wiui uwiumwiuui " ''"io It a gooil deal moro comrauio." uom' lortawo.; LITTLE FOLKS. Graclo's first experience In eating a peach: "Pro eaten it, cloth nnd all, mammnj now what shall I do with tho bono?" "Papa. I saw a young sparrow fall out of its nest this morning." "Well, hat of It. my son P" "Why, I don't think tho Lord could hnro noted its fall, becauso tho cat got It." Clara "Oh! Charley, you naughty boy! I saw you throw your cigar away just as i camo around mo corner." Charley "Why didn't you say you wanted it? How wns I to know?" To a llltlo girl whoso mother Is deaf: Auntlo "Why, Kdith! just look at your nprou. it is all torn and tiiriy wnat will mnmmn sar?" Nleco "Oil. she won't know the difference; sho's terribly tlatf." A little fdlow who listened intently to sermon to children at ono of our city churches, told tho mlnNler at the close that he "kept listening to his talk ami was wnitlng every minute for the sermon to begin." A little boy was walking with his mamma, and there fell from above on Is hend an avalanche of soot blown by the wind from a neighboring chimney. 'Holloa!" cried lie, quite asioutsiicd, somo nigger snow." Another lltllo girl, about !1 years old, wns crying for something nnu day, when her mother said: "Hush, my dear; vou know you never got anything lie ..ri'liur " Dllti.t- nl n llnali llw llllln girl replied, "Yes, I have a whipping, many a timo." "Hoy, what is your father doing to day?' Well, I s'poso he's failln'. 1 hem lilm tell mother yesterday to go around to tho shops and net trusted all she ould, and do It right straight oil", too. or he'd got everything ready to tall up to nothing" 'eopiln' that." The llltlo ones will keen on saving things. SIx-vear-old Mabel N industri ously engaged in "cleaning out" a pre serve jar which nor moiiier nun just emptied. Four-year-old Hobby looks at her a wiiilo and men oiurts out, "bay, sis. don't vou wish you cold turn It in side out, so's you could lick It?'' "Father." nsked little Johnny, "when you was a boy did you uu to think what a great man you would ho when you grow up?" "I supposu so," said his lather; "wny no you ask matt"' "i don't. know,'"' roplfod Johnny, "only I heard vou sav lust night llmt llfo was full of disappointments; that was all." Little Gertrude was learning to read, nnd when she read, "A dun cow," her sister said, "Now, Gertrude, thatdoesn't mean a cooked cow." She replied, in tho quickest way: "I know that; it means one you dono milking." The teacher announced that tho sub ject of his remarks would ho found in tiio words, " bom mo i.ord lovetn no ohasteneth," whereupon tho youngest member of tho class exclaimed: ' Oh, don't I know it. and isn't my mother ust like the Lord." "Theodore," grinely interrupted tho teacher, "let mo hear no moro such speeches." "I wasn't going to say anything moro," sobbed tho boy, "but if Vou think I'm lying, just look at my back." A teacher in a lower grade in ono of of our public schools received a new pupil tho other day a little Miss of 0 or 7 years, named, say, iiauu urowu. After taking her name for tho school rolls according to custom, tho teacher said: "What Is your papa's name, Ma tio?" "Mr. Hrown." "Yes, but what Is his first name?" "Don't know his name is just Air. Hrown." "Yes, yes I know' then, as a bright Idea struck her, "What does your mamma call him?" "Oli! I know what you mean now," the innocent child replied; "ma he calls him a darned old tool! It is 6afo to conclude that tho teacher did not register the child's father as D. O. F. Hrown. physical ih:(ji:m:utiox. llrcrruilni; SjUo of tlio KiirINIi IVdjiIe. A correspondent of tho Manchester Guariliun referring to tho statonent that British heads are smaller than they used to be. nnd to tho Idea that tills diminu tion in size is caused only, or chlolly, by the greater educational pressure oi our days, says: "I should like to point out that there is good reason to ferr that diminution In tho size of tho skull is but part of a decrease in tho slzo of tho wliolo oi mo SKoioion which appears io bo rapidly taking place in this country. It would bo strange if such a change did not tako place. For while tho En glish cllmato is very favorable to tho vigorous growin oi moso peopio who breutho puro air and tako a great deal of exercise out of doors, it is more un favorable than almost any other ellmato to tho growth of those persons who do not get much out-of-door oxoreiso In the last half contury every year a largo proportion of the population has been piuecu miner conuuions which pre vent it from getting exorcise and pure air. Half century ago almost all chil dren could stretch their limbs in rough exercise on Sunday and week days. Now that our towns aro so largo thcro are hundreds of thousands of children and young people wno navo no piaco to I nay in mil mo suueis, mm wuuu wiuy ogln to play roughly thcro the police Interfere. Hovs who will not haro their day stopped too ofton become ".seutt urs." Hors who aro moro easily dis couraged are, I believe, often driven in to public-houses mid niusio hulls, and the habits of drinking, gambling, smok ing and others which they learn thoro aro not eonduclvo to physical and moral growth. The result of tho community's maunoss in not proviumg piuy-gruuiuia and public gymnasia (open orery day) in orery town, and of hoys being really forced to pass time In drinking and smoking Is thai In orery town thoro aro now largo numbers of undorsized men unfit for hard work of any kind. In no other country in Kuropo, I bo lieve, aro so largo a proportion of tho inhabitants markedly inferior to those of tho best typo as in Kngland. Tho connection between badly grown bodies and bably grown minds and souls Is so oloso that it Is astonishing that all relig ious pcoplo do not join in asking the town councils to provide play grounds, play fields and gymnnsla. If such places existed, and boys and young men wcro not merely allowed but encouraged to uso thorn on Saturday and Sunday af ternoons smoking not to bo allowed in them Manohestor and Salford would have a much bettor ehanco than thoy now of have of possessing plenty of largo-lioartod as woll as largo-hcadcd in lauitants in mo imuro, line many rollgious people apparently bellovo that days of rest aro not mado for men, but that men nro made for days of rest, and thoy thcrcforo allow a great part of tho people of our towns to Lio thu.vletlnis of Sunday. Anotlior faot Tho man who knows you woll may forget all about you whon you nro ill, M.V10. "'KM COMJitADl. A Vivid ind dmr. "I'lBl'irluro of Cnlnrnrin frrnerynenr l)en Thrniijjli C.iimii mill Oorno nmt iirr ioclty Clirr til lilulin Nprinc and (Irorgrtb wn, Geouoetown, Cot.., Jifly in. With our competing mntorlal tor variety and pleasure, the query hns many times nrlsen, why the Impetus for siglft seeing and trnvol should be so universally ex tended to foreign lands, to the exclusion of definite knowledge of our own sur roundings. Stllllngthu conjecture how ever, wo gavo reins to our own enjoy ment In tho contemplation of what was beforo us, and after nitlos of travel, over plain and valley, arrived at Denor, the heart of Colorado's civilization nnd growth. Lazy, indeed, must bo tho pen that would not Incline to enthusiasm in this almost wonderland of experience. Deliver, though still out union;- the plains, is pleasantly located upon roll ing lands that hint tho mountain gran deur fourteen miles beyond. While it is not our purpose to enter into the detail already familiar through commercial Inter course, yot it pertains so maryolousl.y to tho lusthetle, that to pass It by, would be an Indignity, a shame to Indulge. Nestling among trees and shrubbery, wo forget that she was born upon a plain less than twenty years ago, with out a hit of green to mark the place of hor nativity. Arid nnd sterile was her cradle but with strength nnd growth, ench blad of grass was nurtured, until to day wo seo her broad avenues lined with trees and foliage, her lawns and gardens bright with colors, concealing moU dexterously the struggle that promoted so luxuriant a verdure. Next In architectural display, sho is tho peer of her sister cities in her col lossal structures for business and gen eral purpose. Native enterprise has been most lav ish in tho adornment of residences, hotels and public buildings, uniting as it has every modern appointment until wo can scarcely realize that six hun dred miles of dreary wasto llo between her and much that would constitute her base of supplies. Thoroughly cosmo politan with her driveways and park, theatres and halls, churches and libra ries, sho is truly tho "Queen City" of tho plains. Again, hor business propority is most matured. Whilo mining interests have added directly or indirectly to her na tive wealth and advancement, to-day sho stands, through her commercial In tercourse, tho great distributing centre of Colorado, and tho ond is not yet. So with obstructions, natural and compul sory, no wonder wo stand in awo be foro the power, that almost in the space of six days, created out of chaos, so fair a handiwork. Among her most, recent gigantic constructions is the Union De pot, occupied jointly by the Union Pa cific, with Its branches, and the Denver and Hlo Grande. In design and archi tecture, it is most lavish. Upon Its tower will ho placed an electric light of ln.OOO candle light power, and when en tirely completed, with Its lawns, gar dens ami fountains will be ono of tho most commodious, eonrenlent, nnd cle an! structures In this country. While, however, tho wi.rkot man with his cities and towns havo beguiled, it is tho work of God of which wo would especially write. Hoarding tho Colorada Central train at Denver, wo prepared ourselves for ono of the most charming seonlo grati fications it was over our experience to know. Few realize the vast contribu tion to comfort and enso our rtilroads extend to traveller and tourist, but nono havo conferred moro furors and eourto- ies, or aided tho slght'Seor by greater facilities than tho Colorado Central now under the management of the Union Pacific. Leaving Denver at au altitude of 5221 feet, wo began our up ward pathway to tho mountains. Pass lug pleasantly and rapidly over iiftcon miles of plain nnd valley, leaving be hind us manufacturing establishments, and later Argo, with horsmolting works of enormous capacity, wo arrived at Golden tho "Lowell" of Colorado, and gateway to Clear Crook Canon. Hero began tho charm of the trip. With observation car to assist sight-seeing to the utmost, tho seonlo ell'eet Is drunk to the brim. Following the stream from whence this canon derives its name, for miles the engine forces its circuitous ascent. Before us mountains grand in shape and hue, on cither sldo walls of gran it o thatiiso vertically 1,000 to 2,500 feet overstandlng dill's so mighty In their mighty structure that you feel no fear in passing undernonth; yet, having passed, Innately thank heaven for a happy escape; the winding and twist ing over shifting scones ovortopped by patches of hhio and athwarted by bits of sunshino theso aro tho elements of the trip Still following tho stream that at times is seething and plunging over its rooky bod, wo nrrived at Heaver Hrook, porhaps tho wildest in its loca tion and surroundings of this canon's effective wonders. In its vicinity, na ture has hurled hor rocks m many fnntastio shapes until in imagination each can fancy an individual eccentric ity. Still climbing our tortuous way among mountains and cliffs, halting now and again for exchange of tvafiio that marks for the miner the only soc ial oxeitoinont ot the day, passing placer mining, locations washed again and again, and at somo points remun eratively so by the patient John China man, we at last reach Hlaokllawk at an altitude of 7075 feet amid tho center of tho mining district. Horo, mining dl rootly or indirectly is tho routinoot nil its labor. From this point to Control Citv. a distanco of onomiloby roadway, la a continuous trail of cabins nnd houses that know no distinguishing foaturo between tho two towns, yot aro under dllleront corporations and may orally control. Hero lies tho climax of .tho Colorado Central's onglncorlng Kklll. To overcome the rapid nscont of over five hundred feet from Hlnok Hawk to Central City, wo start upon tv most orratio rldo. With bravory and daring our engine begins Its as cent of tho mountains, now backing for half a mile, halting i..d with turned switch ngaln darts forward and up ward over chasm and gulch then over the city whoso depth wo left not many moments ay), around precipices nnd hol'hts,backwi.rJ nnd forward each stride addlng.elevatlon to our cousc, until ,ho Iron horso apparently worn oat with mighty effort, soothes nnd hisses his entrance to tho little mining vlllafcoof Central City, B.fllOfoot abovo sea level and ono terminus of road. Hor.o rich In continued How of mineral both silver mid gold Its Inhab itants know no other life than mining. Houses upon crag nnd base, knoll and valley, in novelty vied with previous ell'eet. ' Again pursuing our adventurous pleasure wo hero sought variety by mounting the primitive coach, nnd with driver eccentric in history and in illvliluality.thogulfh ringing with many a laugh and merry jost, wo traced tho downward mountain effects of Virginia canon for a distanco of six miles. Upon mountain slopes wo sighted the pros pector's course through his trail of gophcr-llko holes, ami then again inhaled tho fragrance of myriads of wild roses, facing formidable precipices and rounding dextrously yawning chasms, guided always by tho saucy streamlet at our side, we finally reached tho plain that heralded to u s, one of tho pleasurable resorts of Colorado. Idaho Springs. Hero, shclte.'ed on nil sides by mountains, with dainty houses and bits of green, possessing springs renowned for medi cal virtues, wo found indeed a fitting home for invalids and tourists. Not nlono for this however, lay tho charm of Idaho Springs. Within three miles, on the summit of Hollevuu iiiguntaln, nl au elevation of 11,000 feet lay tho very acme of our trip. This "Look out" point, mado famous iV Hierstadt's "Storm in the Kooky mountains," unrolled a panoramic view before which wo stood with uncovered leads. To the oast lay the plain, appar ently a vast Nlieet of water in whoso midst a lino of green traced Denver, thirty miles away; to the south a con tinued lino of myriads of elevations, tinted in shadows ami misty in lines, sighting the peaks famous for their at titudes; to tho west the vast undulations of the snowy range, crested with white lining the summit of tho wliolo mountain sweep whilo it our feet lay gorges and chasms, running streams and verdant valley, tracing their travels until lost in the misty distance of their source. Never, while memory lasts can this wonderful sceno bo ellaeed ! Pen may trace, can vas pieturo, but only in tho personnel of reality can wo feel tho immensity of lids gigantic upheavel, suggesting theo ries man is powerless to discuss. Koturning to Idaho .Springs tho pull ing engine onco again follows tho "Clear Crook" stream of our former acquaint ance, and wo enter Georgetown, tho northern terminus of tho Colorado Cen tral. Again we view a town surrounded by mountain heights at an altitude of S.fiiJU foot, outer a hotel with modern furnishings and gratefully nestlo under blankets for the night, conscious of n neighborly stove, a requirement at all times in this high altitude. Hero again aro enchanting views and remarkable scenery. At one glance we take in tho foaming sprays of "Tho Hridal Veil" and "Deyil's Gate" only the wise can clear the mystery of their dose associations! Another charming resort of this locality lsGroon Lako hid den away among tho mountains nt an iltitude of 10, '100 feet abovo sea level. Supplied by hiddon springs, it gives back its omcrald hues from tho moss covered rocks that form its bod. Pic turesquely nlluring wilh its surround ing mountain heights and mnssivo rooky formations hurled In fantastic shapes. Wo griovo that wo must bid adieu to a spot that wo may not seo again. Also in the vicinity of Georgetown, situated as it is at tho base of tho Snowy Kango aro many of those olovatod points from ncowho can bo viewed tho majesty an glory of her surroundings. Thus terminated a trip which for variety and ell'eet, could havo few poors, and when this artist dreamland can bu moro generally known, It will have a future golden, In Its culturo of tho (esthetic. Hauiiaka. Dinner In France. 1IY JOHN llt'ltAND. AiiKuit Aliunde. nintini- Iii l-'rnnen Is sminnsed to ho the ono great erent of the day. So it I., luif imt linp'iiwi. It I n fnndimr nncra- Hon. On tho contrary, this French meal . . i 1. 1..1. 1 1 is a iiomesiio symposium, in viiiuu uuiui and heart tako precedence of tho stom- .w.li Tim (ntfiriwf. niiil viilnn nf a meal in Franco depend moro on tho social .. i t i.i i i. man on mo culinary eiemem. uin ismiu Walton's dictum that tho company makes tho feast, and not tho food, is of special significance In Franco. One . . 1 II.., -.1 rarely sees a rreuenmaii timing niunu, nnt f.ii- Hi. i rnnsnn tlmt. bn wants somo one to look at, or to drink with, but be causo ho wishes somo ono to talk to. Conrorsatlon, accordingly, renders tho I'Toncli tauio uniquo. i am ineimeu io flilnl.- that the modern French dinner- tablo Is tlio substitute for the old union to which tho "feast of reason and tho How of soul " used to bo wholly eoniiu ed. In any orent, tho chief attraction of tho French table nowadays Is conver sation. "Long John" Wentworth, ex-mayor of Chlcogo, Is entirely bald, excopt a llttlo tuft of hair behind the ears, anil on ono occasion, when riding in tho cars, ho frequently took off his hat and scratched tho baok of his cars, whon a waggish backwoodsman shouted, "Strangor. drivo'om up Into the" clear ing and vou can catoh 'cm all iu live minutes.'' Mamma "Why. my dear Willlo, what In the world Is tho mntter with llttlo Oscar's head?" Willlo "Well, we're nlavlng 'William Toll,' and somu- how my arrow won't hit tho applo, but keeps pluggln' his eyes and nose." A nowlv-marriod lady was tolling nn othor how nlely her husband could writo, "Oh, you should just seo somo of his lovo-lettors;," "Yes, I know," was tho. freozlng reply; "Pro got a bushol of thorn at homo in my trunk." WIT AND HUM OK. When Is a literary work like smoke? mien it conies in volumes. Why Is the letter G llko tho sun? He cause it Is In the center of light. What 1m that which shows others what It cannot seo Itself? A mirror. Why Is tho lettler N llko n faithless lover. uecauo it's in constant. How docs a cow become a landed es late? Hy turning her Into a field. Why Is whispering a breach of good manuersr Jiccausc it is not aloud What Is au old lady in tho middle of mo river iiKei" Uko to be drowned. hat word may bo pronounced quicker by adding a syllable to it? Quick. Why Is a miser llko a man with a short memory? Kocano he Is always forgetting. How does n sailor know there is a man In the moon? lkcau-e ho has been to sea (see). Tho boy who was kept after school for bad ortfiogrnpliy said ho was spell hound. A eoiniinllnir hntid "nil! Wnxt" savs generously of" another that "It slanils without arrival. The old Testament will not be revis ed for three years yet. Peopio will havo to break the ten commandments n they are for tho present. Tho meanest girl in thu universe lives in Philadelphia. "Pa," she said, "I do wish you would lend mo your lovely red nose to paint my cheeks with. Why Is.ii fool in high station like a man in a balloon? lieeatiso everybody appears llttlo to him, and ho appears little to everybody. Sad ease: The girl who was locked In her lover's arms for three hours and a half explains that It wasn't her fault. She claims ho forgot the combination. Thu momentous question Dear little wife: "Well, Charley Is on board by this time, but oh, dear! Look, mam ma, if hu hau't left ids life-preserver neiiinui" luannnu: "liy mo way, do you know, dearest, did he pay his ihsur nnee yesterday?" A California miner tho other night displayed no religious sentiment in his discourse. Ho blasphemed llko a Me.l otn niulo driver, and tore round gener ally. Yet when called upon, ho gave every cent he had for the benefit of the heathen. Hut ho wouldn't have done It, if the heathen hadn't held four aces to his three jacks. .Some servant girls aro very Ignorant. When a lady retired for the night she took out a glass eye and gave it to her maid. Hridget received it with extreme nonchalance, laid It on the tahlo ami then stood In the attitude of further waiting. "What are you waiting for?" asked her mistress, "For thu other eye niai'in," replied Hridget. Young man (in tho bright revised version of whoso youth there Is no such thing as a first commandment with promise) "Mamma, do you know I'm real glad you're my mother?" Mother (equally surprise'd anil touched) "Why, my dear son?" Young man "HeciuiMj you can't ever bo mv mother-in-law." "Yes, sir, I was onco connected with the press," said Mr. Jurrings; "I re member it well; It was one night at a circus, whim a big storm camo up, and the crowd all wanted to got out nt the samo moment, it's the only time I over had anything to do with the press, and I'm glad it was thu hist." to break tho Sabbath if it was all dono on that day." Attorney. "Have vou ever to this court before, sir? Wllne sir; I have been hero often." . been to s. "Yes, Attorney "I la, ha! Keen hero often, havo you? Now tell tho court what for." Witness, slowly, "Well, I havo been at least a half a dozen times to try and collect that tailor's hill you owo mo."j On board a North river (New York) steamboat au old lady said to a very pompous looking gentleman who was talking about a communication: "Prav, what is stoamP" "Steam, ma'am, "is ah! steam is eh! ah! steam Is steam." "I know that chap couldn't tell yo," said a rough-looking fellow standing by, "but steam is a bucket of water in a tremendous perspiration." ft 'And soold Jlinniy McGinn is dead, saidGull'oy, the other day; "woll, I sym pathize with him very much I feel for him." "Feel for him -why he's dead," said a friend; "and besides I thought ho was your worst enemv." "Yes, I know all that," replied Gu'ffoy, thoughtfully, "but just think how tho old seoundre must bo suffering now." It wns a Hoston girl who nsked, "Why is it that two souls, mated in thu Impen etrable mystery of their nativity, lloat by each other on.tho ocean currents of oxis loneo without being instinctively drawn together, blended and beautllleil in tho assimilated alcmbio of eternal love?" That is au easy ono. It is because but ter is forty-live cents a pound, and a good sealskin saoqiio costs as high as ..10O. Tho necessaries of life must ex perience a fall in price beforo two souls will readily blend in the assimilated alenihio and so on. Llfo is a strange mass of eoiidradie tions. When you expect least enjoy ment you obtain tho most; whoro you think you have given the most satis faction, you havo given the least. When you nro sick, you would bo well: When wen, you try to uo sick. v lien you tun cy yourself tho wisest of men, you nro tlio dadoist of fools. Tho jirl you are most In love with, is least ill lovo with you. What you cannot get you would obtain; what you havo you do not value. Tho Great Wall or China. An American engineer who, boingen- f;aged m mo construction oi a railway u China, lias had unusually favorable opportunities of examining the famous Great Wall, built to obstruct tho Incur sions of tho Tartars, gives the following account of tho wonderful work: "Tho wall is one thousand seven hundred and twenty-eight miles long, eighteen feet wide and fifteen feet tliick at tho ton. Thu foundation, throughout, Is of solid granite, tho remainder of compact ma sonry. At Intervals of between two and three hundred yards towers riso up, -nt,-.flv. In ll, f,.,.t 1,1, rl. ,1 mnuj-itiu ,W J .VUW ...11, ...... twenty feet in diameter. On the top of the wall, and on both sides of it,, aro masonry parapets, to enable the defend ers to pass unseen from ono tower to another. Tho wall Itself is carried from point to point Inn perfectly straight line across valleys and plain and over hills, .without tlio slightest rogard to the con figuration of tho ground, sometimes plunging down into abysses a thousand feet deep. Hrooks and rlvors nro bridged ovor by the wall, whilo on both banks of larger streams strong llankiug towers aro piacou. IMkIi Authority. Hop Hitters Is not, In any sense, nn nlcbollc licvcriiitc or liquor, and could not bo wild, for use. except to jwreons dealroiis of obtaining medicinal bitter. OltF.KN II. IIAUM, U. 8. Com'r Internal Ilcv. ItfitMWon It, V,, Sept. St, 1870. De.ir Sir Why don't ynu cot n ccrtlflct from Col. W. II. W.. of ll.iltlinorc, Miotvin how lip rureil lilmclf nf dninkciiucM by tlio help of Hop Hitters. Ills U a wonderful cane. t..l. . II I.. 1..!. ....... V I.- -,, ,1111 ItlltJlllI III JllllU-ILI ... 1., IIJ Ull tlicdrlnkhiK people there. Ilo Is known In this city, Cincinnati, New Orleans, New York; In fiict. nil over the country. n lie has riicnt tlioiis- ainl of dollars for ruin. I honcsllr believe his card would lie Worth thousand of dollars ta you in Hit' city nnd Jl.iltlmnrc alone, and make thouraiiiM of roller men bv huhiclni! the use of your Hitters. J. A. W. Iri-.inlii- KIIIn. ii.-u . .i i.i... ...ir...i i.. itiiiin jviim mil iitiiiKiiiii rimiivii nil u mil of inlM-ry under tlio care of several of the best ..l... -i.. i .. i... i.... .ll--. ill riLiiinr, 11 in, u.ii ui'i iiis-j.ipu i ill inun iiiiuius .... .n1l..f ...i ....... .l. f ........... i ... ... I.. mi! un ii-iii-i Him inn. nil- in ii-i-Kiimi Hi lis III inl health by Hop Hitters, that wclind Ixiolieil .. ...1..1.... ...1....11 ii .1.. i it i iiiiiji'iii nviiiiu ii-miik ii. ii u i .iriiefin iiu-ru and prny that no ono el'U will let their sick MitTt-rns ie did, on account of prejudice aipdnst so uihkI medicine as Hop Hitters." The J'ttnnh hm. Milton. M.. Feb. 10. 1). Having ned Hop Hitters, the noted remedy fur dub II v. ncrvotllie. lnillL'etloti. elc.'f have no Iies'lt.itlon In ivlnir that It Ii Indeed nn excellent mcdlclm1, mill recommend It toanyone lis n limy ionic imicrs, liespeeillinv, lti:v. Mas. J. 11 KM.(iOOl). T i1if1hif,l til (tinrrt Viitir nillnrlliriirtil if Hon Hitters last vcar. because I then HiniiL'tit. Ibev mlirlit not be promotive of tho catn-e of Temperance, but llnd tlicy lire, nnd a very val uable medicine, myi-elf mid wife bavlm; U-eu (ircallv lienelltted by them, and I take great pieanrc in inaiiiiiL' inem kiiohii. Ili:v. 0UII. 8K..11AA, Editor lfomt .VoidW, Aflon, N V. .S'i i,. X. V.. Dee. 1, H7i. I am thu l'ator of (he D.iMlt Church hero and nil i-diicnled physician. I am not in prac tice, nut urn in v sou- lainny pnysiciau, nnu nil-vi-u In many chronic caes. Over n jear airo I recommended your Hop Hitters to mv Invalid Mlfe, Mho has been under medical treatment tit Albany's bet physicians several ears. She has been uri-.it ly liciicllttc-il and still ii-c (lie medi cine. 1 Mlce she wilt become tlnirouuhly cured of her various complicated dl-e.i'cs by incir ii-c. we ik nn rccommcnn incm u our friend", mimv of hum have also been cured of thclrvarlims ailments bv them. Itr.v. V.. It. WAItl'.KN. 4'iu-t-il of li-iiilin;r. "A iitimr fr!iinl of mini, wiiti fiin-,1 nf nn In. satlabfe thirst for liquor that hail so pro-trutu! hlsMMem that he Mas unali'e to do nnv bnl- iic-s. He was entirely cured ny the use or Hop Hitters. It nllared all that biirnlnu' thirst: took away tho iiiipetltc for liquor; made his nerves stc.iilv, ami bo lias remained n sober and Mcndy man for morn than two years, mid ha no desire lorciiirn to bis cups mid 1 know of a number if others that have I urn cured of drlukini: bv It." From n icadlni; it. It. U11lcl.il, Chicago, 111. Wlt'Iil iir Oi-i-fr.viitcti. "I believe It to be all wrom: and even wicked for elerirvmcn or other nubile men to bo led liiti ulvlnc testimonials to iii ick doctors or vile stuns called ineiiicincs, mil wnen a really meri torious article Is made un of common viiluablo remedies known to all, and that all phvslclans u-cMinu irui in u.iuy, uu snmim irceiy com mend It. 1 therefore chccrfullv and heartily commend Hop Hitters for the tfood tlicy bav lono nie umi my incnu, iirmiy nuiicvm; iney liavo no ennui for family ue. I will not bo itliout them. l!ov. -, Washington, I). C. A iriKid HantNt clerirvman of Heriren. N. Y.. n slroti); temperance man, sulfercd with kidney irniinie, iieuraiuia ami dizziness iiimnmouunii lien, over two. vears after lio was advised that nop iiiucrs woimi cure nun, uci-aw-e no was afraid of and prejudiced uKalnst the word "bit ers." since ins cure lie says none need icar ut trust in imp imiers. Mv wife and daiediter were made bc.ilthv bv the iVc of Hop Hitlers and 1 recommend them to my people Melliodlst Clergyman, .Mexico, I had severe attacks of fi ravel nnd Kidney trouble; was unable to Kct unv medicine or doctor to euro mo until 1 used Hop Hitters, and thev cured Hie In n short lime. A dlstliijnilslieil lawyer and IcmiHirance orator of Wayne county, . s- i Life Insurance. Although not a day pasoj that does not contribute its quota of indisputable proofs of thu great good conferred upon thousands of peopio by w!o investments in Life Insurance, vet "wo llnd many who stand in doubt aliout availing them selves of thlsblessing, caused sometimes by disparaging remarks of peopio who, ignorant of its principles, try to uppear wNe bv eondeniing that whl'eli thoy nev er understood, thus accomplishing ft much greater amount of mischief in iv moment than they could remedy in a vcar. In such cases there is no doubt but tho "sour grapes" fa bio comes iiv somewhere. 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