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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 1889.
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Own nnd operate IUpOO mile of thoroughly
nulppcrl rcnil In Illinois, Wisconsin, lown,
-Missouri, Minnesota nml linkutn.
It I the ltct Direct Itoulo boiwi.011 nil ttio
I-rlurlpnl points In tho Nurthwost, Bouthwetit
anil Knr Wrl.
For inni), limn Initio, rntcs of unssngo nml
might, etc.. nply lo noiircnl station nui'iit l
CltuiAiio, Mii.waiikkk A Mr. I'Airi. IU11.
way, or lo liny llnllronil Atront nnywhuro In
K. Ml I, I, nil
lloli'l 1'imn.AT'IU Ant.
AMI. II. I'.A'l.Allli
JMP'1'o; Information In reference to J.ntuU
mul Towns owned by tho Chlmim, Mllwuu
kro A Ht. l'mil llnllwny rnmpnny.wrlu to It,
1. llAUOAN,l.nud Coiniul"iloner,MIIIvaukro
Shortest : and : Safest : Route
TO aLi. ruiNis IN
Oolnrnilo, Wyoming, Ulnli, California, Mon
tana, Idaho, Oregon nml Washington
Tcrtltory. Tuko tho
.And tnvo ono dny to nil l-ncllle coast points.
HIE UNION PACIIv
.Running Into union dopoi nml ion
-with fltst IIiiiIIimI train or nil linen lo.
points en!, went, north nuit'soulh, Throuif..
tickets nml modern tiny couches, llngiriigo
cheeked thnnmh to destination rrmn nil points
oast In tho United HtutoH nml I'minda. Blootror
aconmortntlonH reserved In throtiKh l'ullmuu
Vnlnco cars from thu MUsourl river totho l'n
FAST MAIL ROUTE !
2 DAILY TRAINS 2
Atchison, Leavenworth, St. Joseph, Knnsas
City, St. Louis mul all points South,
East and West.
The direct Hue to Ft. Scott, Parsons.
Wichita, Hutchinson and nil principal
points In Kansas.
The only road to the Great Hot Springs
o! Arkansas. Pullman Slkk.-kks and
Frkk Kkclinino Chair Cars an nil
H. G.HAM. R. P. R. MILLAR,
City Tkt Agent, Gcn'l Agent.
Cor. O and 1 3th Sis.
Fremont, lilkhorn & Mo. Valley
ESJTOpcrntcs and con
trols Its own service
LINCOLN, NEn., and
MILWAUKEE, SIOUX CITY
MINNEAPOLIS anij ST. PAUL.
W Through Tickets ami lUiggago Checked to
all point In United States nml Canada.
Veatlbulo Sleepers, Palatial Dining Cam and
CITY TICKET OFFICE t
113 South 10th street, - . Lincoln
OEO. N. FOKEMMAN, Agent,
II. Q BCKT, J. , IlllCIUNAN,
Ueneral M'uer, Oen'l Viva. Aic't
Dr. petit Arnold'
Is tho best Conch Cure I
Wm. A. Mycr, Weston, 111
DruccisU, 26c., 60a, anil
E. T. ROBERTS & SON
Undertakers and Embalmers.
212 North nth Street,
Windsor Hotel Annex,
Telephones. Office 145. Residence 156.
Open Day and Night.
A THIP THnOUQH SPACE.
I Would Tnlin I' Fifty Venn lo Alalia ft
Vlult In n Neil lloor Nellilinr,
lt iti fur 11 moment upno cci tain rail
wy to Im hullt, 0110 round tlio world In n
n'riort circle, otlioni to vnrloiis olnt In tlio
ol.ir ttynicm. And wo will further nmiow
hat tlio ti-nlns(ou tin?) railways could ho
:ept ipilng nt tho into of sixty miles nn
uonr for any required length of tlmo) Hint
their pashongeni roiilil ilo without rood or
could Iki supplied with nu nlmndnnco of it;
lluit the bodies of micli iwiiwongors eouliflio
mink' cnKthlotf enduring tho various changes
of nlr, toinorntu.ii nml oilier cllnmtlo con
dition to which llioy would liooxpoticd.
And on our world this kind of tinvel would
bo eoiiiMirutlvoly easy, nnd would tnko next
to no tlma In twenty-four hours tho wuwon
gor could travel UK) mile, or considerably
farther tjinii from Now York to Chicago, In
forty-eight hour ho could travel im faros
from (Won to Uverxx)I, nnd In less than
nuventei'ii liny ho could go round tho world.
Hut us regard tho Journeys In stmeo. n
illlllculty In inoMt ciim'h lnMiwrnlilo would
stand In tho way. In order to visit any but
n very Taw of tho nearest bodlost In spuco, tho
traveler on our celestial railways would nood
to Imeo their llvra very greatly prolonged.
Wori'thoy to not out for liny dbttnnt part
of tho itystein they nil would illo beforo thoy
had fairly begun tholr Journoy. A voyngo
to tho moon, to Venus or to Mnr would, uu
tier tho nlxivo conditions, Iw OHnlblo, to nny
other body In thosysUun It would bo liniios
slblo. Thi Journoy to tho moon would 1 com
paratively short. Our companion Is distant
about UIO.OUU mlloHt or, In round uumbors,
Its dlstnnco contains ten tlinea an many
miios n aro eoutninai in tho cart Irs clrcmu
foninco. Traveling nt tho rnto of sixty
lulled nu hour, and tiovor stopping, It would
tako botweou 1(10 nnd 11)7 days to reach tho
Jounioy' eniL Compared with other lionv
only distances, this Is n moro nothing, but
compurctl witli tho distances nctunlly trav
crfcrtl by tho avorngo man, it Is very groat
Kow over travel nt sixty tnllos an hour, and
then only for short jiorlods, nnd nt consldor
ablo Intorvnls, Many, probably tho major
ity, of thiHo who llvo to n gooil old ngo cover
la than 10,000 mlioM during tholr wholo
liven. A great travclur might do It In, sny,
iUtcen years. For oven n conductor or engi
neer of nu express train It would reirulro
Lot us now tnko a trip to tho plnnot Ve
nus, our noxt nearest nolgubor. This will
bo a much moro formidable undertaking.
Wo liavo keen that a succetftton of tho long
est Journey oyer this earth would form but
short and passing episodes In n llfetlmo. Wo
havo hoen tliat, on ono of our Imaginary rail
ways, tho traveler could clrclo tho world in
Iota than throo weeks. Wo havo mwh, not
only that n Journoy to tho moon is quite oa
slblo to tho pnaougors by our celestial rail
way, but thnt equal ami oven greater dis
tances aro often traveled on earth.
Hut a trip to Venus would bo n very dif
ferent matter. Vouus, as you may know, is
nliout 'Ji),000,000 mllos away, or, at sixty
miles an hour, without stopping, tho Is dis
tant a Jounioy not of threo wooU or six
months but of somo (lfty years. On tho Im
aginary railway such n Journoy would bo
iMhsiblo, for a groat many persons llvo
longer than fifty yoars. Uut In real llfo no
ono over tins traveled, and no ono over will
travel, anything llko bo far. No human
bomg over has traveled 5,000,000 miles, nnd
It is FAfo to say that 110 ono over w ill
To comploto this measure of Journeying
would rwpilro un avorago of 100,000 miles
a year for (lfty years, homo few, porhnps,
In all tholr lives may havo traveled t ,000,000
miles, but theso aro probably raro exceptions.
80 wo hco that no ono over has lived who has
traveled moro than n small part of tho dis
tance to Venus. Yet, comired with other
bodies in tho system, this star may bo said
to bo almost a noxt door uoJghbor. St.
In England a barrister, as a lawyer la thoro
called, cannot recover by nn action at law
any feo to which ho may Im morally entitled
for ecrvtcoH rendered to a clleut. Tho expla
nation of this dovlatton from tho commou
rulo of paying for ncrvico is given In Casholl's
An article or Magna Chortn nfllnns that
Justlco shall not bo sold. As tho king Is tho
fountain of Justlco and barristers servants of
tho king, it was hold that it would bo unlaw
ful for them to receive payment for aiding
a subject to secure tho bencllt of law.
Formorly tho monoy In aymcnt of tho
barrister's foo was dropped, as If secrotly.
Into tho hood of his gown; now a member of
tho bar adopts tho moro open method of re
fusing to go into court until his elerk has re
ceived tho feo marked upon his brief.
"What brings you hero to-day, Mr. L f
asked a Judge of an eminent counsel
"Twonty guineas, my lord," answered tho
lawyer, making no secret of tho raet that ho
was violating Magna Charta and doing, In
substance, If not In form, what tho prophofs
servant was punished for doing exacting a
foo for a uumauo kcrvlco. English law liooks
call tho feo an honorary reward.
Tbo black gown worn by EnglUh lawyers
Is a relic of the days when tho clergy were
tho only lawyers, and always appeared In an
ecclesiastical dress. Tho homo hair wig,
which every English barrister wears whllo In
court, Is a survlvnl of tho tlmo when men
wero ashamed to wear tholr own hair.
A I.luccrliig Grip.
Robert Watts, a young farmer from Chat
ham, attended n faith euro meeting. Anna
Delanoy, a young woman about 0 years old,
also attended tho mooting. She wont Into a
tranco, nnd In walking about tho room ap
proached young Watts, seized his hand with
a llrm grip nnd started off. Watts struggled
to get loooo, but couldn't Sovcral men tried
to fctop tho girl, but sho kept right ou walking
and Watts followed her. It was -J o'clock In
tho afternoon when Anna took Watts by tho
hand, and it was soven and a half hours bo
foro sho let go her grip. Then sho fainted
and lu about llvo minutes let go her hold.
Tho young farmer lost no tlmo lu getting out
of tho halt. Mba Dcluncy caino out of tho
trance, but has no recollection of what hap
pened. Philadelphia Times.
Thoy wero n rty of fun loving school girls
going homo for their summer's vacations.
A ma&bor had sumwlod, us ho thought, in
making tho uctunliitanco of tho most
vivaclou. Uowuvur, try as ho would,
ho could uot succeed In learning her i:nmo.
Sho was equal to all hU otTorU in that dircc
tlon. nnil mold not in-nt, iw uirrL..i 1,.,..
giving It nway Uho gave him a logu ad-
tuns, nun evon woui kj iar ns 10 gi vo linn tho
desired (ennlssIon to call on her nt her city
homo. As tho train sloivivl im nml kiu inmi..
nrrangemuiits to Imvo tho car with her com
panions, no umiio ono moro frnntle npjieal.
"Say-whimi bliall I nk for when I -alir
With nn liiinxx'Ut look of turpi t on her
sauey faeo dm bald: "Why, ixaU f... me. of
couiv)." Chicago JouniaL
Experimenters at Manhattan, Kan., have
discovered that the uko or salt on wheat Holds
will greatly iuerrmo the yiehL It U nbx) an
nounced that ualt will kill ptato bag
It often happens that "a substltuto shines
brightly ns a king," though through noc
pocial rndlaneo of his own.
Ono day n II ttlo Iwy came homo from school,
nnd announced, "Mntnnm, I'm at tho head of
"Indeedl and how did It happonl"
"Oh, Kitty Gray stayed uthoniol" Youth's
To Hull Krnrr Tiutr,
Mlsa A. Don't you find Now York society
rather empty nnd unsatisfactory I
Mr 8. Not necessarily. You can tako
your cholco In that reoct. Thoro U tho
llohemlan net, all brains nnd nostylos socloty
proier with n fair amount or each, and tho
four hundred, all stylo and no brnliu. Life,
Developing American Literature.
Scone, tho ollleo of Sharker's Monthly. Tho
editor Is nt hi desk. A young man with a
roll of manuscript in his hand enters.
Young Mnn (with proper deforoneo) Aro
you tho editor, sir I
Tho Editor leondcscondlngly) Yea.
Young Stan (dlflldontly)-I hnvo n story
hero which I would llko to submit for your
Tho Editor (coldly) Ohl a story I
Young Mnn Yes, sir.
Tlio Editor A short storyl
Young Man Yes, sir.
Tlio Editor (with gontlo sarcasm) Your
flrst effort, l prcsuinof
Young Man-Oh, no, sir; I havo written
TllO Editor And whnrn hnvn tltnv l.
Young Man Thoy havo not been pub
lished yet, sli
Tho Editor Hal Indeed I Well, tho fact
Is, wo make It n rulo not to publish anything
bV IlIIV ono who linn nut niiltkl..l nnvil.lnr.
nlrendy. Tho standard of our inngtulno ro-
piuva inni. uur Humors suouiu uavo somo co
lobrlty, you know.
Young Man (loftllyj-Ah, Indeedl Well,
sir (going), 1 shall call on you again when I
Tho Editor That will not bo uecossary.
When you aro celebrated I will call on you.
Thu Mistake of u Lifetime
Ambitious Mamma Ethel, didn't I see
young Mr Fergubon paying iwrtlcular at
tention to you last evening at tho jiartyl
Ethel Yes, mamma, but I snubbed him
effectually befcro the evening was over.
Mamma liorror of horrorsl Aro you
Ethel Not at all, mamma. Not this win
tor, ills father. Is an lee packer.
Mniiuua Yes, but ho makes artificial lea
Daughter faints. Chicago Tribune.
They rtuyeil II Im n Trick.
"Thoro nro somo mighty menu men In this
town," said tho tramp, as ho mot an ofllccron
Woodward nvenuo tho other day during tho
"Wlint'shupjioued nowP qulrlcd thoofllccr.
"Why, 1 saw a looso sign over a store up
horo, and I went und stood undor It In hoixss
It would blow down nnd glvo mo a knock.
Had It done, so thu llrm would havo boon glad
to sottlo with mo for (25."
"And It didn't blow downr
"Oh, yes, it did; but, you seo, tho houso
got on to my rackot, and as I stood thoro tho
porter camo out and ordered mo off. Ho
said 1 was obstructing tho sldowalk, and that
bo'd havo mo run lu. 1 hadn't gono thirty
root beforo tho sign blow down. I did sup
pose that tho farmer who kept a Dogardus
kicker at tho gato nnd n dog In tho barn was
tho meanest man on earth, but theso city
chaps go him ono better."
"It's sad," slghod tho officer.
"You bet It Is, but I'll go down street and
seo If somo coachman won't run over mo and
niako a quiet settlement." Dotrolt Froo
Getting Into Deep VFuter.
I h;ard a pretty good story Tuesday. It Is
ono or Oeorge Slaw-son's. Ho said that n
Wend or his has n bright ray of sunshluo, In
tho shape of a pretty little daughter, who,
llko most children, says somo funny things.
Not long ago tho little ono, artcr having
boon very quiet Tor a Tow minutes, asked her
mother If Ood knew all things.
"Yes, he does," was tho reply.
"Does bo know all that you or modoosl"
"Yes, I think ho does."
"Mu, does ho know all that 1 am coins to
think I" -
"Every thought, my dear."
"How docs ho know It nroro 1 think Itl"
And tho llttlo ono looked up Innocently nnd
torrlbly In earnest. It Is not stated whothcr
tho mother answered tho oscr or not. Do
Touching Her u Lriuon.
Dnclo Rnstus (who has cause. I tho arrest or
his wffo ror assault) "I want yo' ter gib it to
her. ledno. rib her tin limlek nli iln Imv ni.
ain't do fust tlmo sho Wilted mo."
Judge I'm afraid, aunty, I havo to flno
you f 10.
Aunty-Well, yo' honah. I ain't cot 10
Judgo tto Undo Rastus) It'll bo $10, Unclo
Unclo Rastus (handing owr tho money
with a bowildcrutl look, mi nlmklinnld uiv
This may Ihj right or this may Ik wrong)
All rlllt. lodf-o. ilurn'a tin mnmiv iTnulfn
as they leave court together) - Dar, olo
woman, 1 irus- uis ycro siericuco 11 ram yo'
a lesMin what yo' wou' rerglt." Haqr's
I'rult nf Kxpcrlenre.
Dobbv llQM Im-OII lllllinrtltlf. tri fllm mtntcrnr
. j . , . O - ...w a.-v.
tho Imiiortaut nnd cheerful Infoi-nintlnii thnt
his Irthcr has got a new set of fal-? teeth.
"lndml. Hobby," rvplKnl the minister In
dulgently, "and what will bo do with tho
"Oh. I s'liosfl.'" unswnrnil Ftnliliv "thnr'll
cut 'em down and muko mo wetirVm."
tlar)cr s Uazar
Oil the Itoml to Wealth.
"What nro your prosjwets iu lifer her
father sternly BkuL
"Well," haul the young man, nsodertly, "1
have Invented u new cough medicine, which
b all .ready uo-.v to lo brought beforo tbo
The engagomvnt was announced o.xtday
THE ARIZONA KICKER.
Botno rirnnnt I'strnrta Culled by TJie
Drtrolt Tree I'rrns.
Wo extract tho following from tho last
Issuoof Tho Arizona Klckcri
Poon Siiootino. As wo wero returning to
our ollleo rrom tho Widow Smith's tho othor
evening (wo havo been sparking tho widow
(or sovcral weeks past), and Just as wo camo
opxl(o tho otd Indian fort, somo ierson
whoso manners certainly need polishing up,
llred four bullets nt us from a revolver Tho
Intent, no doubt, wn to kill us. It took us
nbouttho millionth partof n second to reallzo
this fnct, nnd tlion wo oX)tied out ror a run
nnd niado good our wciiikj.
Wo don't claim to Iw great shakos on shoot
ing, but if wo can't hit tho editor nnd pro
prietor or n grout nnd growing weekly nt n
dlstnnco or twenty feet onco In four shots,
wo will leave Arizona. Wo don't claim to bo
a Chostcrllold, but If our manners iwnnltted
us to hide awny Iwlilml nn old wnll nml begin
flopping nt n gentleman without warning,
we'd oxoct to bo mentioned in thosamo lino
with n hyena.
Too Much Talk. Thcro Is altogether too
much tnlk about that mlstnko of our popular
young druggist of tho Illuo Front which
tent Col Jim Jackson to Ills grnva Col
Jim asked tor qulnlno nnd got strychnine by
mlstnko, but there nro n irood man v redeem
ing rcntures. Tho colonel was old and lazy,
nnd left no ono to mourn his loss. Tho drug
gist Is n young and energetic mnn, who sold
out n coal ynnl hi Chicago to como hero nnd
go Into tho drug business, nnd It must bo ox
iectcd ho will innko a fow mistakes iu tho go
off. Wo call attention to his liberal manner
of advertising In Tho Kicker. Ho has as
sured us that such a mistake cannot occur
again, ns ho has properly labeled tho bottles.
Anotiikh Lit Nailkd. Our esteemed con
temporary down tho street charges us this
week with bulldozing tho business men or thU
town Into advertising with us. Wo nail th
statement as a Ho, and every business mat.
will nail It as a Ha Our methods or securing,
advertising hnvo always been porroctly legiti
mate. H n mnn who lied rrom Ohio tooscapw
stato prison for nrron oiwns n grocery hcrw
wo urop nrotinti ror n rrlcnilly chnt with him,
and wo let hint know thnt wo nro posted on
him. Then wo sot forth our circulation nnd
lulluonco, glvo him rates, and If ho says ho
doesn't want to advcrtlso thnt ends It Whllo
wo ndvlso nil to advcrtlso, wo never bulldozo,
as all can testify. If bulldozing would securo
advertising tho old elnp trap concern down
tho street covered with mortgages would bo
qulto apt to try It Dotrolt Freo Press.
Will Never Do It Agnln.
I I IV
YounR Dlgby was told to try a Chlucso
barber In Mott street, nnd ho did. N. U.
Ho Is to lend n "gennan" In tho ovcnlntr.
A (J rent I'mergcncy.
A recently nppolntcd xillccman was ono
night scut to n rcmoto part or tho West
Twefftli street district to travel tho beat or
nn officer w ho hail boon taken suddenly 111
Tho locality was a dangerous ono, and beroro
sotting out from the station tho new man was
admoulshod to Im suro to call for tho patrol
wagon If ho got in nny trouble. Two hours
later 11 tcrrlllc thunder storm nroso. Capt
O'Donuoll sat In his prlvato ollleo, a number
of officers lu rescrvo Idled about tbo squad
room. Suddenly tho telephono Instrument
clicked. Capt O'Douncll hoard tho operator
tell tho patrol wagon to go to n certain local
ity "In a hurry."
A "hurry call" Is serious. It means that an
officer Is in need of Immodlato assistance.
This call camo from tho post to which tho
now man had been sent Tho captain
Imagined all sort of despcrato crimes.
"Como on, you men)" ho shouted to tho
officers in tho squad room, as ho rushed out
of tho station and sprang aboard tho wagon,
which was already In tho street Tho re
serves hurried after him. Few stopjiod to
got storm coats. Thoy piled on tho wagon,
tho word was given, nnd away dashed tho
patrol, rushfng through tho storm that In less
than a moment had drenched every man
through and through. Arriving at tho box
from which It had been called, tho wagon
pulled up. Capt O'Donncll leaped to tho
ground, his men following. Tho policeman
who had called for assistance camo forward
from a doorway
"What" tho troublof" excitedly demanded
"Why, I wanted my rubber coat," replied
And ho Is still on tho forca Chicago
In ltllfnl Ignnmnre.
Thcro Is an U-year-old Ijiwroncovillo boy
who, ir he lives, is likely to liecomo a second
Artcmus Ward. He was at school thu other
day when tho teacher wos trying to lllus
trato some question of mathematics no moro
difficult for tho ordinary scholar to compre
hend than tho simple projiwitlon that two
and two make four Sho bail made tho ex
planation several times over, but. wishing to
make sure that tho buy underbtood, asked a
question of him. Ills reply Indicated that ho
had not tho remotest Idea or what sho had
been laboring to make clear
Tho teacher explained again, then In
quired. "Do you too nowf
"No," was tlio answer.
Her patience exhausted, tho school ma'am
"Johnny, you aro terribly Ignorant"
"YcsMiin,' returned tho youngster, and
then added, with stolid gravity, "where Ig
norance Is hlisx 'tis roily to lie wlso."
The twichor (omul It lmx,lblo to keep
from laughing, but Johnny did not oven
smlla PilUhiirg Ihstmtch.
Tim .Mt-uni-Ht Tiiun In America.
A iarty nf driimuierN resting over New
Year's wciv4-ntisl in the oirrldor of 11 lead
lug hotel thN morning dlxusslng the chur
nctcilhtlen of the dim rent low n thoy visit
Said uuoi "The meanest town In the west Is
in northern I'mimw. While I wn there last
month they found the deail lxxly of nu un
known man lu the tiwtn lu his ixx-kets
were ftui und 11 revolver Instead or Inking
tho money and giving huu u diiviit burial,
they iiirnlgmil him under the name of Itleh
aril llixj, lined I1I111 the $IIX) ror i-mrjing con
rvuled weaxius, and burled him In the pot
ter's Held In an old pine box. "-Kuunin City
A Swrrt Mouth,
Do Smith-Don't you think Miss Trav I has
a remarkably sweet mouth I
Poseyboy-Sho ought to hava I furnish
her with alut I'J worth of caramels a
week. Uurllngton Freo Press.
"A Well Hounded, tluppy Life."
If, as it Is claimed, happiness is ono object
of living, Is It certain that largo wealth
means unalloyed felicity! Tho possession of
wealth Un goal thing. No ono but a fool
derides thow who seek to mako money legit
imately, but wealth, when suddenly obtained,
rnrely brings contentment Men must bo
educated to tlio enjoyment of wealth, thoy
cannot ncqulro tha nrt of oven iondlng
money Judiciously In a moment, or oven tho
knowlodgo lion to tiso wealtn to their own
advantage. Men who ncqulro n fortuno by
slow degrees ripen Into a knowledge or Its
proper use. Rapidly acquired fortunes bring
with them nsplrnMons which uro uovcr satis
fied. Tho world Is apt to protest thu demands
of such men.
You tuny tnko tho bluo Ixxik of nny city of
oven 1 row years ngo, nnd thoro will bo tho
names or scores or men who Moated to tho
surrnco Uxm glided shingles who havo asscd
nway, and tholr brier careers or prosjierlty,
which many, no doubt, envied, hnvo termi
nated, ierhaps, In dishonor, but moro fre
quently iu xivcrty, tho result or having ob
tained i.t n year that which ir It bad como by
degrees would hnvo Ixmjii kept, for then thoy
would have attached a proper vnluo to tholr
wealth. "When I eiid borrowed money,"
remarked a iqxjndthrlft, "I don"tseemns ir
I was sieiidliig anybody's monoy." 80 It is
with wealth. Lightly como, lightly go.
Monoy honestly and laliorlously earned (snpt
to stick, ror tho hand that has hnnlenod nnd
tho brow that has sweat In securing It nro
powerful reminders or its proper value, A
well rounded, happy llfo Is not to bo built up
by feverish sjioculntlon brought on by a hosto
tobecomorlch, but a llfo reaches its rullest
perfection and ncqulrcs its greatest caablllty
for enjoyment when by modcrnto growth Its
roots strike deep Into tho soil or pcnnntioiit
prosjierlty, and Its branches Increaso slowly
till It reaches rullest legitimate maturity.
Owl mul Mnn.
Tlio flrst Is of n singular encounter between
a man nnd nn owl, tho scene or which has
often been xlntod out to 1110 by my guides.
The occurrenco is well known, and If 1 mls
tnko not thu hero or Itisstill living In Drown
vlllo or vicinity. A teamster, taking In n
loan 01 union uay to n lumber camp by the
wny or tho old "toto road" rrom Browuvllle
to tho Jo Merry lakes, stopiod Into in the
nftoraooH to Imlt his horses. His halt was
under a big yellow birch, und whllo his
horses munched their onts tlio teamster colled
himself up on tho top of his load and pulled
his blnnkot over him ror a llttlo nap. Wheth
er ho slept longer than ho Intended l do not
know, but when honwokolt was nearly dusk.
Ho with a quick movement drew his blnnkot
rrom hlsrnco, when instantly his raco was
pierced deeply by sharp and cruel talons.
This flcrco onslaught had liecn mnilo by n
huge owl, which on seeing his white racosud
denly rovcaled, and doubtless taking It ror a
rabbit or somo such animal, had tnstnntly
pounced with nil his energy rrom tho trco
nbovo. Tho assaulted man, rrenzled with
pain and terror, and not In tho least knowing
what had seized him, grasped diwjicratcly at
his enemy, nnd clutching tho legs or tho owl
with ono hand and its neck with tlio other,
actually by ono wrench toro Its bend rrom Its
body How ho oxtrlcated tho talons rrom
his raco and how ho mado his way to tho
clearings and help tho man hmilly know.
I bollovo that by great good fortuno Ills oyea
wero not destroyed, but for a long tlmo tho
swollen condition of his faco prevented him
rrom seeing, nnd I havo orten heard a de
scription or liis nppcaranco during that period.
Forest aud Stream.
Nothing Is moro embarrassing to Its pos
sessor than n reputation w hlcli ho has not
deserved. A laurel wreath awarded by
chanco becomes absurdly heavy, and tho un
fortunate wearer, though ho may long to
toss It Into tho nearest thicket, is usually un
nbloto tug It rrom his brows. When tho
late Proressor Moses Stuart Phelps was a stu
dent nt Now Haven ho ono morning took a
walk with Proressor Nowton, who lived In
tho world or mathematics.
Proressor Nowton, according to his usual
habit, began tho discussion or nn abstruse
problem. As ho went deeper und deeiicr, Mr.
Phcljis' mind wandered rurtherand rurthcr
rrom what was licing said At last his atten
tion was recalled by hlscomiwuion'sTcmarki
"Which, you see, gives us 'x.' '
"Docs Itr asked Mr. Phelps, thinking that,
in common politeness, ho ought to say some
thing. "Why, doesn't Itr excitedly exclaimed tho
professor, alarmed at tho possibility that a
daw had been dotcctcd in Ills calculations.
Quickly his mind ran back over his work.
Thcro had Indeed been a mistake
"You nro right, Mr. riielps; youarorightl"
hoshoutcd. "It doesn't glvo us'x;' It elves
us 'y.' "
From that hour ho looked upon .Mr. Phelps
as a mathematical prodigy. Ho was tho
first mnn who had over caught tho professor
"And so," Mr. Phelps used often to add,
In telling tho story, "1 nchioved a reputation
for knowing a thin? 1 Imtv rt'u i. .......
many reputations aro mado In this superfi
cial world." Dotrolt Froo Press.
Increasu of Noxious Insects.
Noxious insects nm mm-n M,,,n.i.o nM,i .i
structivo now than thoy wero fifty yearsago.
Where nnturo has a chanco to work out her
laws, nil animals, rrom tho highest to tho
lowcht, do not Increaso beyond proper limits.
Even man himself (3 110 oxcoptlon to this
great law; hut lot a break occur In this great
natural chain nnd It is relt all along tho lino.
Bomo siccles will Increaso cnoi mously, whllo
others almost entirely dis.i;vur Now, as
Insects aro tar moro 1111:11 than all tho
higher animals, It rolluws t ir somo un
foreseen ovent takes place t...w favorsa great
increaso of somo noxious sx."cles, man Is suro
to bo a great sufferer. And tills stato of
things Is exactly what is taking placo today.
Tho reader will naturally Inquiro why tho
boncllclal oues do not Increase as rast as tho
destructive ones. Tho answer Is, tho rood
plant or tho latter has increased enormously
and all tho surroundings havo favored Its
rapid Increaso, whllo tho other, living upon
animal (Imago rood), Is entirely outstripped
by tho vegetahlo eating species. -Now y0rk
A Trick on tho I)o.
A friend of mine on tho west sido Imported
a lino hunting dog from England which
answers to the uamo or Short lie prizes tho
animal very highly and ono or Ills dutlcH Is to
seo every day that Short gets nil (ho esereUo
ho wants. Ills groom usually attends to
that, but tho other day ho was busy, so
Short's master undertook tho Job himself.
Ho has n treadmill ror this pur(oso when tho
groom cannot tnko hltu out, nnd Short was
hoisted 011 this to tako hU (irst walk. He had
moro brains than ho was credited with, and
calmly lay down. Ho wanted to tako a walk
wt or doors-not oxcrciso on a treadmill
Ills mnster was dumroundod at flrst, but
finally lilt uon tho plan or putting a rat
cago, with n very rat looking rodent in It, nt
the head or tljo mill That roused Short; ho
started ter tho rat; tho mill began to go
round and Short was obliged to keep at it
until bo had walked off a pound of superflu
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