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tfttE WATEltBURY iiNiHQ- DEMOCRAT, StfATRBAY, af ARCH 2i, 1891.
HOW IS IT That there Is such aleuiand (or Wea' Cigar, when Jh doe no soliciting. A problem easily solved. In the nrit iplaoe Waas pay cash (or all his tobacco, which enables him to give the best cigar (or the money in the market. Admirers of the Little Pride of Waterbury should be on their guard, because some parties are try ing to palm off an Inferior cigar on their customers, because it pays them more profit. Concordia and La Radioaas are trie Deal iuo cigars in mis city, iry jue, Victoria and .Prides of Waterbury take the lead among 5o cigars. Headquarter S3 aud 85 Oraud Street. SAMPLE ROOM. JOHN NOLAN, 80 East Main 13 1 , Choice liquors, wiuea, ales and lager, foreign and domestic cigars. Give me call. DUHINSTHE HOLIDAYS Martin Hellmann WILL UAVS FOR SALE Extra Vienna Double Beer. ar Proi!ure your or.ler early. James E. Watts, Sample Room 106 South Main St. Jones' Portsmouth Ale, Sckael'er'a Wiener Beer, Splendid Sweet Cider Bottled for family use and delivered to any part of the city. J."W.KCoca.son, telephone. 18 Kxchamss Placb. HARVEY BROS., Sample Room, Billiard & Pool Tables. I I West Main Street. ID XT Pi .nsriD, Successor to Otto Ochsner. Ladies. And Gents Restaurant, Meals to order at all hours. First Class Dinner for 25 cents. 163 BANK STREET. SELLING GUT AT COST. kg1" Parlor Stoves and Ranges at cost iSP KA8T TEKH8, LOW PKICBS New and second-hand Furniture bought sold and exchanged by EKCRLICH, 53 EAST MAIN 8THEET. It Cause and Cure, stent flually treated by an artist 01 world-wide reparation. Deafness eitulicated and ensirelf eared, of from to to o years' staudluK, after all oMier treatments have (ailed. How tlie dtffleal ty u readied and the cause removed, fully ex plained In elruulars, with aflliluvlts aud teH monlal of cures (ru prominent people, mailed ree. lr.A.oulaluc, 34 West lih et,f.I. Park Market. Do You Know Where the Park Market Is 7 Well I The Park Market is No. 10 Norft Main street. It is the cleanest, neatest and sweetest market in the city, and Meet ? the very best quality will be lept. oultry, ete. Uatue iu the season. Yege tables fresh every day. Prices the lowest. Park Market. W. A. GUILFOILE, No. 10 North Mala St. NOTICE. Those that owe me livery bills, .oney.loaned, notes, die, will pleas aviVe the same at once. All bills that bate run over three months I will Mt 50 cants on the dollar. If you ItaD. not pay that, call and get a r tip. Respectfully Yours, S. A. Wheeler. R. E. Hitchcock & Co 17 to H Cabal St. WAtbbbvbt. FINE - PAPER - BOXES. Diuiii at ftfn us Tvm, job iiiisrTiJsro. - . -i-THE-J-. American Steam Laundry The onlv triace in the city where the i 1 Winnipeg Uollar u aone np properiy. 1 1 Fancy Shirts finished up In the beet style. . . : ' , ,1 ANDHKW HTJNTBB Prop. Shirts ISO. Starched and Ironed So. ollan tad Cuff and Cape Collar So. t BAST MAIN STRB3T. Telephone Ne. M Both Satisfied. "X would not be s horrid boy," Bald Katie, with a trowaj Tot boys, they alweya play so rough, Aad muss my bread new gown." " And I," sa!d Johnny, as he pulled And twtted Katie's curl, . " Would rather be a bit;, rough boy , Tlian be a fraidy girl." And both were right. His plain to see; In nature's equtpolao. Gist make tlie very best of girls. And boys tue best of boy. West Shore. Nobody Cares. A wearily won little face, A teel'le, forU-rn little smile, Poor, faltering feet. That must pace their beat For many and many a mile A star stealing out In the dusk; A lamp that luridly flares; In the wide city's whirl Just s nameless girl Nobody cares I A desolate, dearth-stricken room, A pillow pushed up to the wall; A fUoker that shows A faoe In repose; Silence, and that is all. Save ust on the woe-begone cheek That look wbloh such raptness wear, That light on the brow Ah, who shall say now "Nobody cares 1" CornhUl Mag ulna The Col. of the Fourth A Story of the Late War. BV BHRMARD BIOSBY. Then, in the words of B. F. Taylor, the poet-soldier: "The moment arrived. Strong' and steady the order rang ont: (Number one, firel Number two, nrel Number three, fire!' It seemed to me like the tolling of the clock of destiny. And, when at 'Number six, firer the roar throbbed out with the flash, you should have seen the dead line, that had been lyinjr behind the works all day, came to resurrection in the twinkling of an eye, and leap like a blade from its scabbard!" The order has been to take the rifle pits at the foot of the hill, but the Fighting Fourth and all those glorious heroes with them forget to stop and rally; and sweep with 6houts of victory up the steep ascent. All falls, before them. Grant catches the inspiration, and orders a charge along the whole lino; and dashing with broken ranks across rocks and chasms, following the bullet-torn flags that lead them, they still go onward heedless of the tempest hurled upon them. The battle is won. That night the Union camp-fires glis tened along the heights about Chatta nooga, and Bragg's men were hurrying, under cover of darkness, southward. For Sherman's brave fellows, who seven days before had marched two hundred miles on two days' rations, w ithout a change of clothing, tent or second blanket to any man from com mander to private, even now there was no rest, for Grunt ordered them, bleed ing and barefoot as they were, to march over terrible roads ninety miles, to the relief of Burnsido, when they drove Longstreet's equally ragged and hungry host in confusion after Bragg's retreat ing thousands. "And all this for love of fatherland!" Frank sighed, as from an eminenee he had watched the devoted line of patri ots winding their way don the valley in the distance. Thomas and his men reocoupied Chat tanooga, and supplies began to pour into the place, much to the gratification of the men, who of late had almost real ized tlie solution of the problem of how little food was necessary to sustain human life; but Frank Besant hailed with more intense delight than any amount of good living could give him, a batch of letters from Meltonburg: With what Joy he retired to his quarters, and, denying himself to all comers, set tled to the delightful task of reading them. There were two from Mr. Brentwood, full of good advice; one Vom Miss Ruth, short and chirpy, and A LETTE& FROM BOMB. chiefly relating to damp socks and re clpes for sore throats; three dainty, affectionate ones from Grace, all about nothing, but very prettily worded, and. which I am ashamed to say, the foolish young fellow read and re read till they were frayed at the edges by constant reference; one from his cousin, written simply with the design, as It seemed to him, to Induce him to let Mark Dendirson know, if he chanced to meet him, what an uncom monly tine young man she thought him; and four from his mother, long, earnest, loving ones, full of interest from first to last. One of these, of the latest date, especially claimed his attention and produced many ejaculations of surprise. "Your cousin Rate," she wrote, "has taken pity on my loneliness, and, as her father has married again, has consent ed to remain with me until your return. Grace and she are bosom friends, whose affectionate sympathies are more keen ly pronounced because each of them has a aoldier-laddie for an ideal hero. Now, who is this Major Hopkins, whose name so often appears in your letters, and who is evidently so valuable a friend to you? I- ask because I once knew a gentleman of that name, who I heard the other day was serving in Ten nessee. If his first name la John ask him if he remembers Mary Carter, for we were fast friends In my younger days, and though he mar have forgotten ma I retain a err pleasant remem bmnee of him and should be glad to llllt hear more about him. And now, thy dear boy, I have some strange and start ling news to tell yon concerning James Lawson, about whom you are so persist ently silent in your letters. Do you re member that uncommonly pretty girl, Jane Murchlson, who was for nearly a year in my service and who afterwards lived with the Klcharosonsy veu, nearly twelve months ago he secretly married her, and on enlisting left her perfectly destitute her and her little baby-boy and if it had not been for Mrs. Burrows and myself they really must have gone to the poor-house. You must see this man and insist on his re-, mitting them money. But I have something even " more startling to, announce to yon concerning him. Last week a Btranger came to the vil lage who declares that he is the person who so many years ago left the infant; Lawson on the farmer's door-step when he was on his way-out West to seek his fortune. lie was crossing the country in an emigrant wagon, and, as his wife had died on the journey, when he reached Meltonburg the temptation to get rid of the child was so strong that he could not resist it. He says that he has been very prosperous and that he is most anxious to regain his lost boy. I have had an interview with him and found him a simple and apparently good-hearted man. I hope to interest him in James' wife and child. Give my kind regards to Captain Henderson, if you see him, and tell him that every fe male heart in Meltonburg except Grace's is beating for his return. The news of your promotion has just ar rived, which would be grand indeed if I did not fear it would lead you into further danger. Does a Major go be fore or behind his regiment in battle? Grace and I hold different opinions on this important question. Do satisfy our doubts." CHAPTER XV n. JAMES LAWSON ONCB AQAIW. When Rosecrans was in command at Nashville nearly a year ago he had de termined to establish in the Fourth, and indeed in several other infantry regi ments, a torpt T elite of mounted men, armed with Henry rifles, and collected from the different companies for their marksmanship and steadiness in ac tion; but, although the men were supplied with the rifles chiefly at their own expense, the ' authorities at Washington had refused to give them horses and the ad mirable project had ' fallen through. Now Colonel Hopkins had never been satisfied with this arbitrary judgment, pnd asked General Thomas to approve pf his trying the experiment at his own expense,- and an assent being readily accorded, a little band of ten "mounted sharpshooters" formed an effective arm Df the regiment's usefulness. One summer's day Major Besant found himself in command of two companies Fulton's and Gregory's supported by the torpt f elite, on a march through a rugged country in pursuit of a band of guerrillas whose attacks on detachments on foraging and other expeditions had been peculiarly annoying. His guide was a stalwart young negro, who pro fessed to be familiar with the mountain fastnesses, among whose recesses these irregular combatants made their haunts. The afternoon was well advanced when they reached a spot where the road branched in three directions one to the right, one to the left, and one immedi ately across a dense wood and as the guide declared that these three paths concentered again into one main thor oughfare some five miles further on, and that the forest was a very likely covert in which to find the human game they were hunting, Frank resolved to divide his force into three parties; so he dispatched Charlie and his men on the right, Gregory and his on the left, while he rode with the sharpshooters on the middle road. For a time nothing distracted their attention, but suddenly the Major's ear caught the sound of a cry that might have been made by some forest bird or beast, but which, under the circum stances, was,$to say the least, suspicious. It came from the right, the direction that Fulton and his company had taken. "Dismount your men and let them follow me, Ferguson," Frank ordered the officer of the sharpshooters, as he threw himself from his horse and dashed up the wooded Incline. "It was nothing but a hawk or wild cat," Ferguson cried, as he gained bis side. But as he spoke a rifle-bullet whistled by his head and buried Itself in the trunk of a hemlock. "Quick, boys, to the trees!" Frank shouted, as he set the example by plac ing himself behind a massive oak. -It was a curious duel which followed, where neither combatant could see the other. Every time a leaf on the hill moved a bullet sped from the rifle of one of the sharpshooters to the Bpot, and every time that the smallest piece of a soldier's uniform displayed itself beyond the wooden barrier, it was the target for a half score of shots. Now and then, in a spirit of bravado, some (nan would stick his cap out at the end of his gun-barrel, and in an Instant it was riddled with bullets. "We can't go on at this little game all day, boys," Besant said to the men nearest to him. "I've half a mind to charge the skulking scoundrels." "It would bw certain death, but we are readysir, if you give the word," was Ferguson's reply. Just then a ringing fusillade Bounded In the distance, sAiswered by a volley of rifle-shots. "Captain Fulton has struck the main body of them," Frank said, guessing at the situation of affairs, which after wards proved he was right, "and these follows are but the outposts. Captain Gregory must have heard our firing be fore this, and if there is any way across that rugged hill he will soon be with us then we shall have them front and rear."' A pistol-shoP from the man who had been left In charge of the horses warned them that there was danger there, too. It was now nearlng six o'clock, and though night in. that summer season was not due for three long hours, it was quite dark, for a fearful storm was SNOW-The Florist. t3J Best of goods. 87 BANK STREET. Store of Caanon Sc. Webster. hanging over the wood. It had been gathering the-- whole afternoon, ' but now it was come. Fierce clouds, black and purple, rolled over the heavens, massing in smoke-like density. . Then a blinding sheet of flame, followed by a crash of thu-ider so terrific that the puny reports of the rifles seemed but a mockery' of the warring elements. Then a deept sullen roar that appeared to shake the earth itself. The screams of birds and cries of beasts, and the crash of falling timber were the only sounds heard now besides the artillery of Heaven, for friend and foe alike had crept to the shelter of the neighboring rocks. Tall trees were torn up by the roots and hurled to the earth like leaves in an autumn breeze, and all the while the deafening thunder never ceased to roll, and not one drop of rain. But now the clouds burst and the deluge was upon them, not in fierce splashes, but in sheets of water, that crushed to the) earth all living things they reached. And when the fury of the tornado was spent it seemed quite natural to Frank that the half-dozen figures of I -l ' I TTiB f fn T IT WAS A CPBIOUS BTTEL men he knew were enemies, who had been crouching by his side, should glide away into the forest without a parting shot. It was a difficult task to make their way over the fallen trees to the spot where they had left their horses, but they reached it at last, to find the snort ing, trembling beasts unharmed, save, one that lay struck dead by lightning. "Push on, men," Frank cried. "Let us get out of this infernal wood before the last glimmer of daylight fails us." . Luckily the sharpshooters were prac ticed horsemen, for the debris of the storm made their ride too much like a steeple-chase to be practicable to men whose seats in their saddles were not firm. As it was, Lieutenant Ferguson got an ugly fall which broke his collar-bone, and Frank's charger blundered over the trunk of a tree, landing Its rider in the mud, with no other damage, however, than a torn coat and some very strong' language, which Rev. Lubin's ma would not have approved of had she been near to hear it. They reached the rendezvous at last. Fulton and his men were already strag gling up as they arrived, and Frank noticed with pain that the ambulance wagon bore its load of misery. "One man killed and four wounded," Charlie reported, briefly. "And what of the enemy?" "Heaven knows. They are in force, though, at least two hundred strong. If It had not been for that precious 6torm breaking on us they would have wiped us out without a doubt. But, have you heard nothing of Gregory, Major?" "Nothing whatever, Charlie. I am afraid he must have retreated to es cape the tornado. It came his way, you know, and he would see it long be fore we did." "Then all I can say is that we .are in Queer 6treet, for as soon as those beastly brigands have got their breath they'll be down on us like the wolves on the fold." "Like enough, Charlie. Well, we can but do our best, and I don't doubt but that we shall be able to give a fair ac count of ourselves." "Does this thing that imagines itself a road lead anywhere, I wonder?" Char lie mused. "Say, where's your guide, Major?" But that was a question that Frank could not answer, for the last he had seen of him was when he was howling In an agony of fear behind a rock while the storm was sweeping over them. "He's here all right, sir," interposed a sergeant who had hoard the Inquiry; "his old mule scrambled along after us somehow; but I'm afraid you won't get much out of him, as that little shower shook him up considerable." The guide could not tell them much. Only that about three miles further on there was a deserted tobacco factory, and that, if orders could reach him, Cap tain Gregory might make a detour two miles north and get there without re crossing the wood. Frank jumped to a conclusion at once. Turning to his sharpshooters he said; "I want a man to ride to Captain Gregory it is a dangerous tript-who volunteers?" Every right hand was raised and every tongue cried: "I, sir!" "I will choose the man with the best horse," the Major said, well pleased with the result. To hear those gallant fellows expa tiate on the merits of their mounts you would have thought that Uncle Sam had equipped them all with thoroughbreds, but Frank had a good eye for a nag and quickly selected a Btrong, well ribbed black mare that took his fancy. "That's mine, sir!" cried a young sol dier, as joyfully as though he'd won a lottery prize. Frank first fed the lad and his horse, and then started him on his dangerous ride, giving him instructions to tell Captain Gregory, if he could find him, to make his way to the factory, whither without delay, he too, started with hla little force. "Not a bad place to maker a stand In," he said, as he rode np to the big1, square, empty wooden building, whose few nar row windows seemed mere slits in Its weather-beaten aides. "Ii they don't burn the shanty over West End Drug Store, ' 111 West Main St. Pare drags aud chemicals. . Preserip ions earefolly compounded. our heads," Fulton added, with a shrug 01 tne snouiders. ' There wasmoreover the additional pro tection of a strong board-fence running round It, which Frank eyed with satis faction. The guards were set, the men flung themselves with arms beside them on the floor, to snatch, what little rest they could, and silence settled on the grim old edifice. Nature in changing mood had swept the clouds from the sky, and a young moon silvered the tiny stream that meandered across the little plain that separated them from the woods. Three weary hours passed and no signs of the enemy. Then the sharp crack of a musket from the outer-picket, and the garrison was on the alert. Like wolves rushing on sheep, the dar ing crowd of guerrillas dashed to the as sault, knowing well that they had nearly three men to every one of the hated Yanks. It was a motley troop, composed of irregulars, with some fifty soldiers who had escaped from Morgan's command, when they had been routed after his raid in Northern Kentucky, and who now had joined their fortunes with these reckless Free-Lancea. A shower of bullets from the barri cade of the fence checked their first at tack. They had never met the men of the Fighting Fourth before, and hardly anticipated so warm a welcome. So, recovering from their surprise, they formed in better order, and once more essayed to scale the slight obstruction which this time yielded to their fury, and the Union men, with little loss, were driven within the building. Here Frank's sharpshooters did noble work, picking off the leaders of their assail ants with deadening accuracy of aim. "Keep cool, men, and don't waste your lead," the young Major cried. "Let every bullet have its billet." "I can't make swell speeches like the Major can," shouted Charlie, "but I can tell you, boys, that if you don't kill thsm why, darn it, they'll kill you!" A gleam of fire from the narrow win dows answered the appeal. But the rear side of the building had no windows, and save the cracks the men had found in the boards, no loop holes through which a musket-barrel could be thrust. Here Frank antici pated his1 worst danger, nor was he de ceived. . "Major, they are gathering brush at the back and firing the building!" a private cried. Alas, it was too true. Even as the man spoke a stifling . cloud of smoke filled the place, more dense, perhaps, because the wood was wet from the storm and refused to burn freely. As ill-luck would have it, too, the light night breeze came from this very quar ter. It was a desperate strait. With out were raging those bloodthirsty fiends, who, unlike he chivalrous Southern soldiers, seldom gave an enemy quarter; within the air each in stant became more and more unbreath able. A horse, too, maddened by the smell of fire, had broken loose, and they were obliged to shoot him to prevent his trampling on the wounded. "Shall we make an assault, Major?" Charlie asked, as cool as though he was on parade. "How can we?" Besant groaned, for the thought of his gallant men perish ing like rats in a trap cut him to the quick. "That narrow door, the only egress, would only permit us to rush out in a line so thin that the boys would be slaughtered like sheep in a pen." "But we should die fighting, and not be choked to death by this infernal atmosphere." "A flag of truce and surrender is all I see for it, Charlie," was the doleful answer. "There is one chance in a thousand they might respect It." "Then, let me bear It. Quick, or 1 shall stifle." There was no alternative. "You'll tell the old man I did my duty to the last," Fulton said, as he grasped Frank's hand. "I am as little likely to see your father again as you are," was the sad reply. Quick as a flash the door is opened and Fulton advances with a white hand kerchief waving in the air. Do those rough hordes 6tay their hands at the fluttering symbol of peace? Not so; with a yell of derision they THE MAJOB HELD A CAN OF WATEB TO HIS UPS. rush upon him, and even as Frank gazes in indignation, he . sees a rope flung round the neck of his unhappy friend. With a cry of rage he turns to his men: "Prepare to charge Fix bayo nets!" in tones of maddened fury. But what is that? The thundering beat of horses' hoofs upon the turf nearer and nearer and a squadron of Union cavalry dashes like a whirlwind on the astounded be siegers, riding them down and tramp ling them to death like dust beneath their feet. Not a dozen of the hapless wretches reached the woods to tell the tale of their misfortunes. "Mark Henderson! By all that's glorious!" Frank cried, as he grasped the hand of that sturdy warrior when the rush of the charge was over. "Frank Besant! Hurrah, I've paid f on back the debt I owed at last." "You have, indeed, with interest." "I little thought when I met that fel low of yours pounding along the road, that it was for you he sought such argent help from my gallant troopers." PENMANSHIP. Prof. Hoi ley Teaehes every pupil to write a fine rapid business hand la a course ef 1 private lessen a- d NO FAILURES. All kla la ef pen werk executed in the highest degree of the art 13X Bank Bt REPTILES OF THE PAST. Degenerate Survivors of Those ot the Long Ago. Monsters Which Walked the Earth and Swam the 8eas Agree and Age Ago Some Ancient Phenomenal Jumpers and Flyer. "Reptiles as they, are found in the world at the present day are but de generate survivors 1 of their kind as they existed in epochs long ago," said Prof. Cope to a writer for the Washing ton Star. "The first reptiles of the world made their appearance at the close of the paleozoic period, when the coal was In process of formation. They were all land animals. Among them there were no flying creatures, no marine swimmers, no gigantic types, and no especially herbivorous kinds. "At the close of the coal-forming period there occurred a great emergence of land from the water and reptilian life rapidly spread and grew. The rep tiles which had previously existed were all of one kind. Their remains are found in this country wherever the de posits in lagoons, lakes and estuaries have been calculated for their preser vation. From this point of time, how ever, began what may appropriately bo called the epoch of reptiles. The pale ozoic period was brought to a close by a great upheaval, due to contraction of the earth's crust, by which the Alle ghanies and the Ural system were up lifted. Then began what is called the 'mesozoio epoch,' during which the reptiles may be said to have run crea tion. That is to say, they were the highest order of beings at that time alive. What man is now the reptile was then that is, lord of all existing things. Reptiles walked upon land, navigated the water, flew through the air, and, in short, pursued every avenue of existence that is zoologically con ceivable. "Early in the mesozoic epoch there appeared marine reptiles which, though derived from land species, became more and more aquatic through the necessity of living in water, develop ing, on that account, swimming organs, etc Land reptiles also began to de velop in huge proportions. Why they grew so big no One knows, but it may have been because they had no rivals in the struggle for existence; they had all they wanted to eat and naturally increased in bulk. At all events, no creatures are known to have ever existed in this world comparable in size to these reptiles of ages ago. "What the mammals are in the scale of creation to-day the, reptiles were In the mesozoio epoch. They swam the seas, climbed trees, and were most phenomenal jumpers. Some of them even flew. While some were herbivorotis, living upon plants, others were carnivorous, preserving existence by devouring their vegetable-eating cousins. The vegetarian "reptiles were enormous beasts, often as much as seventy feet in length. They afforded food for the carnivorous reptiles, which were smaller than the herbivorous kind, just as lions and tigers nowadays are smaller than oxen. Though bigger the vegetarian creatures usually had no armor nor weapons to defend them selves with. Their most powerful de fense was a kick, which, delivered with a hind leg fifteen feet in length, was assuredly not by any means to be de spised. The herbivorous reptiles of that epoch were mainly of three de scriptions: "First was the biggest of all animtds known to the world from the beginning thereof to the present day. Its name was the 'camarasaurus.' It went on all fours and the vertebras composing its backbone were hollow mere shells in fact filled with warm air from the lungs, just as is the case with the bones of some birds to-day. Undoubtedly it lived in the sea.'walking along in water deep enough to cover its back. It fed upon the vegetation along shore and Its neck was long and crane-like. "Other herbivorous reptiles of the same period had enormously long hind legs on which they were able to wade far out into deep water after sea weeds and- other food. These animals were particularly extraordinary in point of their dental equipment, inasmuch as each of them had about two thousand grinders to chew with, arranged in magazines of five hundred each, like cartridges. "Another species of herbivorous rep tiles lived upon land, but they were so powerfully armed that they were able to oppose a formidable defense against attack.- Some of them had huge horns on their heads like bulls, while others bore similar weapons above their noses, like the rhinoceri of to-day. So well able were they to defend themselves that they lived and multiplied in the same regions with the most ferocious of the carnivorous monsters. "Thus you will understand that there were three kinds of herbivorous giants in the mesozoio epoch. There was the camarasaurus,' which fed neck deep along the seashore, its hollow backbone serving as a float and its solid legs and tail for anchors, next was the kangaroo like hadrosaurus,' which waded out upon its hind legs into deep water in search of food, and finally, there was the dangerous 'agathaumas,' with enor mous horns. 'The so-called 'mesozoio epoch' was brought to a close by the cataclysm, due to contraction and consequently crump ling of the earth's crust, which up heaved the Rocky mountains and the Andes on this hemisphere and the Alps, Pyrenees, Balkans and Himalayas on the other side of the world. Incidental ly to this tremendous alteration in the face of the' earth all these giant reptiles Were wiped out of existence. This event opened what is called to-day the tertiary epoch.' It is in the tertiary epoch that we live now. At the begin ning of this epoch the only reptiles which survived were the snakes, lizards, turtles and crocodiles, all of them re sembling closely those of their kind which exist to-day. Of the turtles it may be said that they represent the most ancient type of all vertebrates, re sembling closely as they do the reptiles of their kind which existed so far back as the mesozoio era. Job .. Printing: ' Everything in the line of printing, from a visiting card to a three sheet poster, printed with neatness and dispatch. lbi seat Alain street. C. M. T. MALONEY,' SOCIETY PRIJT What Anrl Wh.t Mischievous Tommy, He hear every day, " A homily simple Beginning this way t V "Now, Tommy, you mustn't," And "Tommy, you must;" And 'Tommy, stop running, You'll kick up tbedust;" And "Do not go swimming - Or yon will get wet," And "Do not -go calling. Or you will upset;" And "Do not be wrestling, You'll fracture your bones," And "Do not go climbing. You'll fall on the stones ;" And "Do not be whistling. You're not a mere bird," And Good little children Are seen and not heard" Which Tommy on hearing Exclaims: "Doaryine! What can a boy do, And whero c m a boy bet" Anna Hamilton, In St. Nicholas. SUED FOR STOLEN TIME. now an Old Proverb ted to an Innocent Man's Conviction. A rather" striking case has just been brought before a Vicksburg justice of the peace, says the Arkansaw Traveler. A man named Rathbone sued one Jack bou for time. ' "Well," said the justice, .when the case was called, "you have brought an action here for time, but you do not specify. Did you give this man Jackson so much of your time and has he refused to pay you for it?" "Your honor, this man has had my time and does refuse to pay me. I will explain. I live on the floor Ihb him, and some time ago bought a fine ciucK on me installment plan. Tho other dav the f.ll V - vuubv U- UUUU Vf collect tho installment, and it occurred to me that, as Jackson could hear tho clock strike, he ought to help me pay for it. I looked into the matter and found that he had no clock and I also learned that his hours were regulated by my timepiece. Then I told him that he owed me for my time and ex plained to liim, but he refused to enter tain my claim." "Mr. Jackson," said the judge, "have you no timepiece of your own?" "I have not, your honor." "And have you been telling the time of day by listening to the striking of Mr. Rathbone's clock?' "Well, yes, but I did not think that it was wearing on the clock. I thought that while the clock was striking for him it could just as well strike for me, especially as one set of strikes would do for both families." "But had vou intpndnrl tmt o ini. before Mr. Rathbone bought his?" tlie justice asked. "Well, ves." Tho justice reflected a moment and then said: "Your delay in buying a ciucis ma ices you tne victim of this ac tion, for the law nlsiiTil-ir cav ao - - 1 j 'J " jr schoolboy ought to know: 'Procrastina- liou is iao tuiei 01 tune.' Vou have, therefore, stolen this man's time and will have tq pay for it or suffer more serious consequences. I assess the dam ages at ten dollars." LOUNGES. 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