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Ity tli llrrnl.l I'liblUlilnic '.
TO POP, OII NOT TO FOP.
that Mill' qUcs-
pop, or not to
Whether ti-) wlwr in u lo suffer
Tuo daily v .nits wliii-h nn outrageous for
(Or the want of it) brln;;; or t ike to om
This bunch of golden charms, who-i- coin
V 111 flltl tlli'lll. lit pop, :iy 'Will Jon,
dear, In; iiilni-?'
No more; ami ly t)ti act to say I i 1
The heartache, which dread of tailor' bills.
And the t!ioii:iinl Mich like shucks
A 111:111 of fashion' pn-v to! 'tis sonct liiii''
To In; tlioii'ht mi. To marry? "li:nir- my
Aye! there's III'- rub; for in thai change
XW'Srt'l ln:ty come, when one has hhlllllcd
Ills single foil, ami taken double harness.
Which no wealth ran make a short calamity,
lint, who rati I. car tin: custom of tin- time
Toward tho.-r of poor c.-tatc.
Tin; rich 111. 111 '.4 slight; th" scorn for p:mpiT
Tin; Jusolfiicir of Ir.nli -iiieji ; when In; llilll
.scif fan his vcooil fortune makf with a
Ooldcii circlet. Who would trouble bear
To jrroan ami ;rowl, linger a d'-bt-laden
When fi hope h-Id out of marrying an
Settles it a'l. II::t th" (Ire 11I of -oniet hlnv,
A memory of the past ami her, come- o'er
.My litim I , ami makes me ratlc-r lear
woes than take mv chance
The il.le.l pill.
A coward of uic
I had ma le to
For liesitanev ci;
And still delay.- my action.
--San I-'ranci-eo News
Thus i .li-ciili-e make-.
too, and tin desperate res-
pup" Is oliee aain po-t-
lo turn aw.iv this cntei-
l.i tt. r.
A CHINESE RIP VAN WINKLE.
Wlntf till r'oo, in 1'vx til .-If.iiiKi.
Tin charming .story of lit Van i in
kle, by tl' impersonation of which .Mr.
.Jefferson has delighted ami held his
'audiences for so many years, has .so per
fiTt a parallel in Chinese tradition as to
compel the conclusion that its origin is
Asiatic, and that tin: Dutch legend is
but an ingenious paraphrase of the older
According to the Chinese account
which is a very ancient one ,dat'mg hack
at least r,KM) "years -the story runs as
Til k i.k;km OK Vox.
During tin reign of the Kmpcror Chii
there existed in the north country a
small liamli t, the name of which was
Sheguen, hut which is now tin; populous
city of Cheniai, in the county of Lai
Chorofoo, of the province of Sauting.
In this little village, of jcrhaps a hun
dred inhabitants, there lived a family of
the name of Von. The surviving Von.
at the time of which we speak, was
comparatively young man, w hom goo.,
fortune had favored by the bestow men!
of a beautiful wife and two lovclv chil
dren a boy of eight, strong and active
as a mountain goat, and a girl of live,
fair as the petals of the lily and sweet
as the perfume of the IV Ki" flower.
Von was of an affectionate nature,
and loved these two children as his
own life, spending hours of his time in
telling thein stories, playing for them
i'po:i the sun yin, whose .strings he
touched with exquisite skill, or joining
w ith in their rollicking games of --hide
and seek," the Chinese svnonvni of
which is Pi mah wo."'
In point of fact, he loved play better
than work, and spent much of his time
in idleness, spending his patrimony
with associates who, like liim-eh', were
r ports and spendthrifts. His favorite
game was chess, and he was regarded
us the most skillful player in the prov
ince. Perhaps it has not before occurred to
the average reader that the game of
chess has been known for centuries in
China, ami that the tine ivory chessmen
are the product of Chinese skill and pa
tience. With many tin practice of
chess-playing grows so absorbing and
fascinating thai it becomes the ruling
passion of their lives, and cvervthiii"
el.se is neglected in order that they mav
devote themselves to tliis one pursuit.
J his was the case with on
Although he wax left by his father.
whose life had been a pattern of indus
try and frugality, in very comfortable
circumstances, his few acres of ground
were gradually sold to appease his cred
itors, and but little remained except the
paternal dwelling, of a single story, di
vided into three compartments," ami
even this was in danger of being seized
to satisfy the demands of those who had
unwisely trusted him.
As frequently happens, the wife, al
though blessed" with a handsome face
and figure, was onlv human, ami from
gentle chiding and expostulation she
soon passed to downright scolding, call
ing him a lazy dog and a poor husband
and father, because he spent his time in
playing chess with drones like himself,
instead of raising or buying provisions
loads, a roil of rope nnd a sharp bill
hook for cutting wood. He lifted up
his little daughter, held her tenderly for
a moment, kissing her dimpled check,
nnd telling her (iti Chinese, of course)
that "papa was going to the mountain
to cut wood for mamma to cook supper
for baby," he gave her another kiss for
his wife, as a conciliatory offering, and
started for the San Son mountain, nomc
seven miles from his home.
'l itis mountain has been universally
regarded by the Chinese as t lie sacred
residence of the gods. It was looked
upon by the inhabitants of the immedi
ate neighborhood with a short of rever
ence, ami stories were current of the
appearance of strange beings, and the
sound of wonderful voices ::i the vicin
ity. Von gave 110 thought, to these talcs
of the supernatural, as his mind was
filled with visions of the peace and do
mestic happiness he was determined to
win, and with a determination to do his
utmost to deserve them, lb; was es
pecially bent on the performance of the
present duty, which was to inaugurate
tin- era of reform, and lo bring home a
large load of wood as a propitiatory of
fering to the reigning deity of hi- own
house, w 10 w as, to him, a more prac-tie-il
entity than tie gods of the moun
tain. ."so In trudged along, and was soon
lost in the shadows of the wood at the
ba.se of the :iecliity. The great
branches of the pine trees met in arches
over his head, and tin wind in their
branches made a sound so weird and
ghostlike that even his volatile nature
w as affected by it .
As he walked along, absorbed in re
flection, his eye suddenly fell Upon a
sight which amazed him beyond c
prcssji.n. Only a few rods ahead of
liim, silting on the green turf at the
base of an immense rock, were two
grav-haiivd men, apparently occupied
wit h something that interested them in
tently. Von was greatly astonished at the
sudden apparition, and drew near, cau
tioiislv, to inform himself what this
strange sight could mean. lb mar
velled greatly that tu-o well-dressed and
respectable-looking gentlemen .-hould
have chosen such a lonely spot in which
to pursue their unusual axocatioti, and
wondered whether they, po-sjbly, had
scolding wives at home, ami had come
here for temporary relief.
He concluded that it would be a good
idea to go up to them and liud out, with
the view, perhaps, of getting some sym
pathy or help out id his own trouble.
He stole up on tip-toe, but both of the
men were so intent upon their occupa
tion that they seemed utterly oblivious
to his presence. Emboldened by their
indifference, he. came nearer and dis
covered tn.it ine mailer upon wnicn
their attention was so riveted w;'.s a
game ot chess .
vTliey were evidently placrs of extra
ordinary skill, and he became at once
so fascinated with watching the move
ments of the figures upon the board
that In forgot all about his wood, laid
down his apparatus and settled himself
to watch the game. .Move alter move
in endless succession were made, and
neither spoke nor looked at the other,
but all steadily watched the combina
tion of the figures upon the chess-board.
on was so interested that he was not
conscious ot wnai was transpiring
iround him. He noticed 111 a dreamy
1,1V that the foliage turned from green
to brown and from brown to green
again; that he was at one time perspir
ing from the effects of tierce heat, and
ine, oh, save ine, if YOU
The quiet man gave the buckskin
horse a cut with his w hip, and the animal
broke into a gallop and brought 1 he seat
of his ina-lcr's wagon ecu with the
runaway horse's head. Then the man
quickly wound his lines about his right
hand and with the left -eied the runa
way horse's bridle. Tin' frantic bea-t
plunged and jerked his head away, al
most dragging t he man f r i: his seat,
and dashed n, the man losing his hat
and whip. Put lie at once drove along
side th" horse's head again and again
seized the bridle, w lii li was again loin
away from him. He drove up again
and made a t iiird attempt, and nn t a
like failure. "Don't give up," lie called
to the child, who wms lo-ing courage
"ju-t hang on to the lines." Then, in
very vigorous language, he exhorted
some of the horsemen who were living
past to come to his assi-ianee, hut not
The two animals i:i this time had run
dow n to )ne-huudrcd-aud-t vveuty
eighl h st red . and bet ween tne-h u ml I'cd
a n. It went v-lit tli and hie-hundred-:' nd-tweniy-sixth
lies a heap of stone, mortar
and bricks, w here a building is in pro
cess of const ruction, an I toward this
jagged pile the quiet mall, who was
still driving bc.-ide and encourag
ing the gill, saw thai the runa
way horse was h'-adeil and knew i!iat
he 11111-1 make a filial effort to stop the
animal at on.-c. lb droeup !'-;!e
the head of the hea-t again, seized the
bridle, dropped his lines and, calling Jo
his own lior-c to stop, lie sprang to the
ground, dragging the runaway horse's
head with him, and alter a sharp strug
gle brought the brute to a standstill and
took the child, who was almost fainting,
from the i'U'X'y.
The little' g'irl said that her father,
who had be.-ii driving v. ith her, had
been run over at One-hundred-nml-thirty-sixih
street, and that horse had
run from t here, a di.-l a nee of more than
a mile. The quiet in iii drove back to
look for the fat her, and met kins driving
down in a grocery wagon to look for
his child, whom he cxpccicd to ibid
dead or dying in the road. He was not
very badly hurt. He is Samuel Ib'ovvu
ing, a well-known wholesale clothier.
He said that he stopped in the road to
heck up his horse, and gave his litile
girl the reins. Some ot her horses came
up behind and startled th." animal, and
it bolted. He clung lo its head and
was dragged a block, when the beast
got away and the wheel of the buggy
went over his ow n leg. The quiet man
drove them both home, but declined
absolutely to say who he was. His
name is very well known in New York,
however, for the little girl's rescuer w as
none other than the famous Hilly"
.Mclllory, of Armory Hall,l b-.-ter .st reel,
who is a fine horseman, and whose pre
vious training has been calculated to
give him the nerve and courage he dis
played to so good effect.
O love that all my licin warms!
O love that shields my life from Morins!
(I love that every Impulse will.
And every Hitting fancy tills!
0 love that shines through all my dreams
Like -larli ;ht throiiu'li the summer stream
That thrills wilh iiielodv mv davs.
And round, all di-cord into praic!
1 lean 111 v face upon thy hrea-t
As hi nd- my tioun-ray to the wct.
And calmly, in my open hoat.
1 ll'iaiiiig siii and siiiini,' Moat.
I wait no mere hy wayside lakes,
'l'o dally with the reeds ami hrake-:
behind me fade the mountain -row-.
And in my face the .June wind Mow-:
While stroii;,' and wide the current- ewerp
Toward tie- ev-r-i-alliiir deep.
I I 'ove that rocks me in its anus.
And make- me hravc amid-t alarm- !
1 know not whete thy stream my lead -Throuuh
rocky pa-s or il .wery mead
I only feel that I am l.le-l :
1 only know I am at n -t .
.lame- ( ; . ( lark .
ANECDOTES OF TWINS.
;int;Icilile I i-tak s M;iile TIiI'oiikIi
lai'ily of l-Viit ores iiiul Voice.
)ne beautiful morning in early spring
time Von had a serious quarnj'with liis
wife, whose sharp words cut him so
keenly that he resolved to leave his
home, at once and forever, to seek a
more compatible environment, if even
in the solitude of the forest. He packed
a few simple articles of food and clot li
im; in a bundle and started off on his
He turned his back resolutely upon
his home and trudged forward until he
reached the summit of the hill which
bordered the horizon, but before start
upon the descent on the other side he
took one last look at the humble cot
tage in which he had been born and
reared, and where he had passed the
few happy years of his early married
life. As he gazed, the thought of Iris
children came rushing into his mind
the girl and boj- he had so adimed and
loved and a sudden revulsion of feel
ing and purpose came over him. Could
he leave them so pure, so innocent to
grow up, in poverty and destitution,
perhaps, and to forget their doting
atber? No, he would go back and be
a father to them in deed as well as in
name. He would not suffer their young
lives to be blighted by his neglect, but
he would provide for them, and keep,
the homestead of his father from ever
falling into the hands of strangers.
Inspired by this new resolution, lie
returned to the house, and seeing that
there was no fuel in store, lie decided
that his first duty was to go to the wood
and cut some. lie took up a long piee
of bamboo, such as is used in carrying
at another chilled to the bone
bitter cold ; and that was all.
At last the game seemed the come to
a point where the final move was to b
ma U whould decided the game,
and, forgetting hinuelf 111 his eager en
thusiasm, he called out loudly, "IJring
down vour knight! ' .No sooner was
the sentence uttered than the gray
haired men vanished from sight, and In
was left alone!
Von looked around him in astonish
ment, and after a painful effort he re
called the circumstance of his entrance
into the wood. A sense of neglected
duty impelled him to arise and go to
work to make up for lost time. He dis
covered the decayed remnants of his
pole and bill hook, and as rapidly as his
stiffened and feeble limbs would allow
him, he gathered a bundle of wood and
started for the village, where he learn
ed by comparing notes with the gene
ration he found in possession, that his
family had long since mouldered into
dust in the local graveyard; that a new
dynasty had occupied the throne, and
that he had been sitting in the wood
just :m) year!
As this legend, in all its details, has
been current in China :i,OW 3'ears, we
leave it to the reader to decide the ques
tion that would naturally arise, as to
the origin of the parallel of the Dutch
A Thrilling Runaway.
New Vork Tlmis.
While the IJoulevard from Macomb's
Dam bridge road to the Central Park,
New York, wa.s crowded with all kinds
of pleasure equipages about 7 o'clock
on Tuesday evening, great excitement
was produced in the vicinity of On
hundred-and-forticth street by a franti
erv of "Clear the track! A runaway
Drive on the sidewalks!" A man in
light road-wagon was driving his hors
toward the park on a run anil scream
mg this warning to the drivers in tin
street, behind him, in the middle of
the broad thoroughfare, a powerful roan
horse was dashing madly down the
street, drawing a top buggy, which
swayetl trom side to side, while a little
Kill of l: years clung desderately to the
lines, with white face and streamiti"-......
hair. J-,verybodv gave the runaway
vehicle a wide berth. Men 111 light
wagons whipped their horses frantically
upon the sidewalk, coachmen drovi
their carriages hurriedly to the side of
the road, ladies and gentlemen on
horseback galloped wildly to the fence
1 ..T.I I . t t
ami, aiinougn sympathetic women in
their carriages screamed and men
turned pale, no one made the slightest
effort to assist the child, who, without
looking to the right or left, was scream
ing: "Oh, won't somebody save me!
Oil, somebody stop him! What shall I
do? Oh, what shall I do?"
A quiet-looking " man in a clerical
frock coat, who was meditatively driv
ing a large "buckskin" horse before
high road-wagon toward the city, heard
the warning cry of a man who wa.s try
ing to clear the road, and looked around
just as the roan horse, on a frantic run,
was passing One-hundred-and-thirty-ninth
street, and all the vehicles
were crowding to the left-hand side
of the road. The quiet man, without
a moment's hesitation, put his horse,
which was a fast one, to his speed, and
drove swiftly beside the runaway steed.
"Don't be afraid!" he said coolly to the
child, who clung to the lines like a lit
tle heroine. "Now do just as I tell
you! Hand 011 to the lines and pull
most on the left, and when I tell you to
jump do it. Will you mind w hat I
cav?" "Ves " answered the little. o-rl '
7 C).. - ? j
Story of tho New Postmaster Gen
oral. Cor. l!ii:clcl'iia Kee ;!.
A crusty old lawyer ruled the ret of
the bar in an Indiana town for years
with a rod of iron. He was a man of
strong individuality, of considerable
ability and of high legal attainments,
although he did not buckle down to 1 In
law until he had spent thirty years of
his lib- on a farm Out of respect for
and the hench
his real worth, tin
most 01 whom were ins
1 t t
ei nun 10 nav: pretty much his own
peevish way. l.esides, when lie was
crossed he was ugly. lie must have his
own way to be amiable- Years ago a
I'nited States district judge, recently
appointed, went to this part icular town
to hold court. He was a man of firm
convictions and strong will, and the
rest ;f the bar, were somewhat curious
to see how ne would deal with old
.bulge Complete. The latter had th
first case on the docket that day, and lu
a . . 1
siarieii m on a pome'rous argument as
soon as court met, with an apparent de
termination to overawe the young judgt
it he di'lu t
I el ore the young judge said firmly,
inougn qun-iiv: Mituge v;on:peto,vu
needn't pursue that line of argument
any further. You know that is not tin
law." 1 he startled old counselor could
hardly believe his own ears. "What
did you say, sir?" he asked sharply
"1 said, repeated the young nidge 1111
abashed, "that you need go no further
on that line of argument: that you were
not stating the law as it is." "Well,
sir; well, sir," said the old gentleman,
taking oif his eyeglasses nervously.
I'rol'. (billon, in his new book,
quirics into Human I'acult y," giv 1
following collection of anecdotes:
Twot wins were fond of playing tricks
and complaints were frequent ly made
but the boys would never own whiel
was the guilty one, and the complain
ants were never certain which one o
the two he was. One head master usei
to sav that he vvouhl never Hog the in
nocent for the guilty, and another usei
to Hog both.
Ao ii-ss 1 11:111 lime anectlotes liavi
reached ine of a twin seeing his or hei
own rcileclion in a looking-glass, am
addressing it in the belief that it vva-t!u-
ot her t win in person.
I have many anecdotes of mistake.
when the twins were nearly grown up
Amusing scenes occurred at col leg-
when one twin came to visit the other,
t he porter on one occasion refusing to
let t he visitor out ot the college gates
for though they stood side by side, In
professed ignorance as to which hi
ought to allow to dcp:ivt.
Children are usually quick in distin
guishing between their parent and hi?
or her twin : but I have two cases to tin
contrary, thus the daughter ot a twin
says: "Such was the marvellous simi
larity of their voice, features, and man
ner, etc., that I remember as a child
being very much puzzled, and, I think
had my aunt lived much with us, I
should have ended by thinking I had
111 tic oiner case, a lather, who wa.s
a twin, remarks of himself and hi?
brother: "We were extremely alike.
...I ... I
aim are so ai 1 ms inomeni, so mucii so
that our children up to live or six years
old it not know us apart
I have four or live instances of doubt
during an engagement of marria"e.
A. married fir-t, but both twins met
the lady together ford he first time, and
fell in love with her then and there. A.
managed to see her home and gain her
affection, though 15. went sometime
courting in his jdaee, and neither the
young lady nor her parents could tell
which was which.
I have also a (icrman letter, written
in (plaint terms, about twin brothers
who married sisters, but could easily be
distinguished by them.
In the well-known novel by Wilkie
Collins of "Poor Miss l'inch,"'the blind
girl distinguishes the twin she loves by
the touch of his hand, which gives her
a thrill that the touch of the other
brother does not. Philosophers have
not, I believe, as yet investigated the
conditions of such thrills; but I have; a
case in which ?diss Pinch's test would
hav e failed. Two persons, both friends
of a certain twin lady, told nie that she
had lreqiiently remarked to them that
iii i ei'ii 11 1 -- : 1- ir 1. . - 1. ...... . . 1
He liadn t gone very tar kissino- her other sisters. hut. 111., t-t.tn.r
herself her own hand, for example.
It would be an interestiiigexperiment
for tw ins who were closely alike to try
how far dogs could distinguish between
them by scent. I have a few anecdotes
of strange mistakes made between twins
in adult life. Thus an ollicer writes:
"On one occasion when I returned
from foreign service, my father turned
to me and said. 'I thought you were in
London,1 thinking 1 was mv brother
yet he had not seen me for nearly four
years our resemblance c.-is o rm.-o "
ii 1 11 .. .... 1 ... .1 r-"--"..
pen lap-, o, nonor kuows iiu- iaw xhe next and last anecdote 1 shall
ocilci man x 00, ami men, in a more ?Ve is perhaps the most remarkable of
insolent, tone, "your long experience those 1 have. It was sent me by tne
no uonni entities you to siieaK." "Air. hrother of the tw-in . w-h.r i
1 .1 V 1 ' ' - ' " " J " - - o
v.ieiK, saiu tne new district judge, middle life at the time of it
quietly, "enter up a fine of s'2."i against rence
iiuige v,omi)iete lor contempt ot court, ' i -n! mmlmr homo f, -., r.,,1;., ....
aim .juiige complete, completely rout- leave. The ship did not arrive for so..
days after it was due. The twin brother
.inch as to keep all parts of the system
well supplied with nourishment, but
this is particularly true of young ani
mals. The food hliouhl be of 11 charac
ter to keep t he bone and muscular sys
tem strong and improving, and there
should be strict care to guard against
feeding too mui h of the heating, fat
Colorado and Idaho.
A vcrv handsome poster has been
scattered over the country calling atten
tion to the national encampment of the
(iraml Army of the lb public to be held
in Denver u July'Ith. The object of
the attractive piece of printing is to
bring to the notice of persons who con
template going the facilities offered in
the matter of t ran-portation by the
1'nion Pacific railway, which owns and
operates four lines to Denver, and over
which the (irand Army men and their
families will receive special excursion
The sanjg' company has also made its
annual announcement ,,f .summer ex
cursions to Denver, Colorado Springs
and Pueblo, to which points patrons
have the choice of the four routes going
ami returning. iicKets trom Missouri
river jioints are onlv s8.'" for the round
trip, and proportionately low when
start is made from interior stations, all
good to return on until October "'l-t.
This limit enables a touri.-l to spend the
very hot midsummer davs in the cool
retreat ot the backbone of the conti
nent, and alter that to .see the moun
tains in all their autumnal glory.
The Wood river branch of the Iregoti
Short bine is now completed to Hailey,
Idaho, the commercial center of t he
great Wood river mining camps, thus
giving all rail transportation from the
Missouri river. The Wood river region
is the great mining sensation of Ink;;.
Its ennuis, though less man three years
old, have scores of aviug mines
Hitherto, owing to the long distanci
from railroads, comparatively few peo
ple have penetrated the mountains ,t
this section, l.nougli lirospcctmg has
been done, however, to show that there
is a mineral belt of fifty miles in width
and one hundred and fifty miles in
length. Hundreds of miles are there
fore open to the prospector, practical
miner ami capitalist. i;ich discoveries
are being made every day, and large
fortunes will be amassed by many this
sea -oil. There is positively no terri
tory in the 1'nion offering such sidendid
opportunities to till classes of people as
Idaho. The Wood river region is only
a small part of the great territory.
Tragedy of Ileal Life.
Voulli's ( o tn .a 11 i- ri .
An eminent surgeon wrote some years
ago a paper upon "Deaths in Fiction,"
giving a list of the causes assigned by
novelists for the death of their charac
ters, the symptoms of disease, yc,
which were ludicrous enough to a medi
In real life the villains and inconven
ient people do not fade out of the way
like a whiff of smoke. as in these books:
and there is usually about death a common-place
surrounding which makes it
undraiuatic, though it does not rob it of
Some physicians and lawyers, whose
experience had shown them much of
tragedy in the world, while comparing
their recollections lately, agreed in as
serting that strong emotions are rarely
expressed in actual life by dramatic ac
tions or words, such as playwrights and
novelists give to them.
"I found," said one, "that men and
THE DOCTOItS IN COUNCIL.
Tlir- 'iiv-iIIih 111 Onn WrrkTlir Nf-lf-ilbll
Stntr Medical Soclclj, t!ir
I IoiiicociI lilc N l l v mill
SlHlr ll.-iifal .Soclctj
Win. I a llmip.
women under the stress of sudd
ed lor the hist time 111 many years, sat
down in a daze. It was a very wholt
some lesson, not only to him but to his
brethren of the bar. The man ' who
taught it was Walter (J. (iresham, and
he is now postmaster general of the
Colorado, the Canal State.
W.Ik Pabor, author of "Colorado
as an Agricultural State," ive., tells in
the June American Agriculturist how
quickly canals are constructed in Col
1 wo years ago a certain beautiful
fertile, valley, with its half million
acres, was 111 tne possession ot a lew
hundred Indians, whose tepees dotted
the willow lands along tin; river bank.
One year ago white men entered the
pleasant valley, and on every quarter
section of government land for a dis
tance of thirty miles in length and a
width varying from three to live miles
back of the river, a cabin and a few
1 . e 1 . e .
rot is 01 ruue iencing gave promise ot a
home for hundreds of families. Put,
without an irrigating canal, these lands
were valueless, not worth even the
tfl. .'") per
IJ. had come up from his quarters to re
. . i.i. 11 .
ceive -v., ami ineir 0111 mother was vcrv
nervous. One morning A. rushed in
saving. M)h. mother, how are vmi'
Her answer was, 4 No P., it's a" bat
joke. You know how anxious I am.
It was a little time before A. could per
suade her that he was the real man."
si - I r w tlVltllVlVlll.'-l. L. Is J V
acre asked ly the general .1 1 : .
- . uuim-?uu ui ccoiui; is
x o coiisi 1 ue 1 11 canai re- 1 ,,1,...,
. , . , . , . . . & it 1.-7 tin uti i" uaiiii 1 ,
..Hired capital, and capital is eminently donK.stk. aniinais ought to be i
conservative in a new country I-our (.ori(lition to fulfill their missi
Breeding From Young Stock.
A correspondent writes to inounv if it
is desirable to breed from lolies. J h
answer will necessarily depend upon
circumstances. It is to he noted in tin
first place that it is perfectly natural
If they were wild thev would breed,
tint nature makes no mistakes. hv.
then, should they not be used for breed
inu purposes in a domesticated state:
Ihe only reason that can be urgei
igainst it is that our treatment of tin
domestic animal injures its powers and
retards its development : and no doubt
this is often true. Put it should not be
true. Any system of breeding or treat
ment which antagonizes nature should
be abandoned at once. Improved or
a science only
it is an aid to nature; and our
.......ins .i-w 11, n.o ii"i 1 vi L.1111 iniii one t ..-.- .1 1... . j:.i
1 1 1 --. . -1. , . ,1 , - ,, I "um 111- 111 nit- mi ?iair. llll
....... - V- ..i.w. v fcil 11LIM-. i.n 1 1 it." 1 tli. 1, li.-
.11 icy. .viw a canai twenty-six mites
long, thirty-five feet wide, costing
.'0o,0, and watering .".i',(.kmi acres f
5 come from good stock, and has
been eared for with a view to fully de
veloping the system, is fit for breeding
at two years old. The period of gesta
tion is eleven months, and, therefore.
the animal would nearly be three years
il.l l..f, ..... it,,, ,..-.lt li... :r
and completed within a period of ninety useil for ,(rt.,Hiw 1)lirpiws at sut.h an
uavs irom me ume uie company was .e k w5U h.irdly do t" work (hu
land, is in successful operation. It is
the second largest irrigating system in
the country ; conceived, contracted for.
Colorado owes its rapid agricultural
progress to irrigation. All its valleys
on the eastern slope are meshed with
uials. Southern ami western Colorado
ire rapidly becoming intersected with
these arteries of soil life, and it will not
be many Tears before the wheat yield
of the state will become an important
ictor m its industrial wealth.
- - m--
Truth is the-sliortest anil 11earc.st.wa3-
to our end. carrying us thither on a
tne period ot gestation, iiere again
nature should be our guide. If the
animal were in the wild state the sys
tem would have to bear only the burden
of breeding. If we attempt to increase
that burden the results may be injurious
both to the mother and the colt. If we
intended 10 work a lilly, therefore, we
should not use her for breeding pur
poses, and if we did not so intend we
should have no hesitancy whatever in
breeding from her. Whatever the age
may be, the system of feeding should be
powerful feeling, usually seek physical
relief in motion, but it is, as a rule,
some motion which is habitual to them;
not the wringing !of hands, or beat in r
of the breast, which we see on tin; st a"e.
"For example : it was once my duty
to tell an old woman who had lived for
forty years happily wilii her husband,
that he had during all that time de
ceived her, having another living; wife.
'She listened to me without a word.
Then rising quickly, she took up a
broom and began to brush the hearth
energetically, and continued to do so
for live minutes. Then she set th
broom in its place, and still silent,
walked swiitlv out ot his house. SiM
never entered it again.
"J:i cases of sudden death, too, tin
rn-l expressed by those who feel it
mo.st, is seldom so great, as we expect
.... . 1
l he tact is, the mind does not grasp at
once an awiul disaster. It is lined for
ome time with its trivial, ordinary
thoughts. As they disappear the pang's
A southern physician remarked how
seldom, outside of fiction, we see highly
Iramatic figures, or "human effects."
as an artist vvouhl call them.
"1 remember one," he said, '-utterly
commonplace in its details, yet which
made a more lasting impression on me
than all the horrors of the war.
"It was in iHi-J. A rough pine box,
containing a dead body.had been dump
ed at a way-ide station by a passing
train. A young woman, in a faded
flannel gown and calico .sunbonnet, sat
011 the platform with her arms about
the box and her head lying on it.
'Nobody came for her all day, and
therc'she sat while trains ruslieriy,the
workmen hurrying about her, alone
wit h her dead, utterly inotioiiles?-, her
staring eyes fixed on the distant sky.
The whole misery of t he war took shape
for me in that most forlorn figure."
Said a northern man who was pres
ent : "1 remember one scene which to
me. embodied slavery and gave force to
my convictions regarding it. A stalwart
young mulatto a runaway slave who
had been living in Philadelphia for fif
teen years, was arrested by a planter
from Maryland-, who claimed him as
"There was a light made about it,
and the case was brought into court.
The planter brought the lad's mother
to prove his identity, trusting to the
hock ot delight and a mother s love to
nng out the truth when she should
suddenly be brought before her boy.
I he fugitive stood in the full light
in the body of the court. His mother,a
tall, gaunt woman, was 11 suddenly
out from the jury room facing him.
'Here, mammy, is your deorge,'
said her master.
The woman looked at the fugitive.
She had not seen him tor fifteen years,
and she knew if he was not brought
back to Maryland then, she would
never sec; him again. And she was
"Giving one long, famishing look,
she raised her hand. 'I do not know
le boy,' she said, and George remained
If ever," remarked the southerner,
Cor. O.mnIik Iti-pulilU .ill.
PlM oi.N, Neb., .May J.'i. Our goodly
city of Lincoln has been the focu- of all
eves during the present week; for by
cliaiice, or intent Ion, 1 iiere were three
conventions in scs-inii at the same time
--the Nebraska .-talc ne-dica! society,
the. state homeopathic society and the
state dental societ v . Lincoln mav not
lie Very subject to epidemic-, but for a
short time at least ha suffered from an
endemic attack of doctors. The cour
tesies of the city were extended to all
visitors alike; the 'oiumcrci.i) ami Ar
lington were the central points of at
traction. The houii o 1, it lii-t s held a
public meeting Weduc-iiay evening. A
large and appreciative audience v. a
present to listen to tin- address of Presi
dent Din-moor, of Omaha, and Prof.
Duncan, of Chicago, tin' author of two
widely-known and valued medical
books and editor of the I'nited .States
Medical I it v est iga tor, one of I he leading
medical journal- of the dav. I 'rot.
Duncan is a genial, wide-awake, appre
ciative gent leinan, am I onr -ocictv con
sidered it-elf fortunate in .securing his
presence w it h I hem.
Prof. Duncan delivered the addle--.
Topic, "Honieopat hv ." It- .-cope was
both retrospective ami prophetic. i
entered quite !lll!v ilito the le-llli-of
"the n form," a- he termed it, upon the
practice of medicine in all the other
school?., and to the modifv ing i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - -of
honieopat hv he attributed, 11. large
measure, the decadence of the old-tin. e
"hen lie" t rent llient .
The business sc. -sinus of the societv
were held in the parlors of the Arling
ton. J-'orty-oiie physicians were in at
tendance, thirty-eight being present at
the opening of the first -es-iou.
Paper-of more than ordinary merit
were read : t he di M li-sioii s vv ere spirited,
but not iii the least acrimonious. The
topics for disell-sjiiii cn cl'ed a wide
field of scientific knowledge and experi
ence, and were full of practical sugges
tions. The papers and discii-sioii-alike,
were characterized by broadness
and catholicity of -cut iue'iit : in fad,
narrow guage found 110 representatives
among t hat intelligent bodv of men.
Three ladies were pie-eiit, wearing
the title of M. D.'s, ready with experi
ence, suggestion and reparlec, viz:
Drs. Star of Peat rice, Sabine of Lincoln,
and IJurroiighs of Omaha.
Thursday evniiig came the banquet,
given by our resident physician-to their
guests; and it was a right royal feisi in
which t hey were invited. Palate, car,
eye and mind alike were the recipients;
flowers of rhetoiie vied with I In- hat lira 1 I
now er.s. ami wu mingled wit h the per
fume of t he roses.
The meet ing Was in every re-peel a
complete success, the utmost harmony
prcv ailed t h rough 1 nit . Perhaps the nio-t
important act ion of t he .-oci : , ..l..!id
to a honieopat hie medical department
in the state university. The following
physicians were nominated to the re
gents as members of that, faculty: Dr.
P. L. Paine, Lincoln, professor of theory
and practice: Dr. C. L. Hart, Omaha",
professor of materia medi.-a and thera
peutics: Dr. P. F. Kighicr, professor of
obstetrics, ad diseases ot women am
hihlren. The following gentlemen
were also recommended as a board of
censors: J r. ( . M. Dmsmoor. Omaha.
hairnian ; Dr. G. II. Parscll, Omaha:
Dr. P. Carscaddcu, York : DrTLP. La-h-
lee, Grand Island: Dr. A. P. Van Sickle,
Hastings: Dr. A. L. .Macon. ber.Nori'olk.
1'he election of ollicer-. for
the coming year was the
next business. Dr. Car.-caddeu beiier
lc.-ted president, and right here let me
peak of one from your own city, of
whom not only Omaha, but our entire
tate, has reason to be ju-llv proud. I
refer to 1 )r. C. M . Din -moor, who is a man
ot broad and liberal views, a thorou'di
...1. 1 .. .. 1.1. ? . 1 - . . '1.
scnoiai , 001 u in ineiaiiire and medi
cine, of sound judgment and alive to
the interests of his profes-ion. Kvcrv
citizen, and especially physician, would
profit by reading his address, made at
a public meeting ot the. society. It
is due almost entirely to his efforts that
our society is in it s present prosperou
condition, and it is very much to be n
gretted that he had to decline, on a
a r . x 1 . .
coum 01 proiessionai duties, the nonii
nation to the board of regents for
pi oie.-soi sun) 111 our umvcr.-liv metiica
school, for no oik; in our society won I
1:1: .1.. .1 . . .1 1 - . . -
jiii ine posiuon oei 1 er I na 11 lie. vv e an
glad, however, that he was nominated
to the regents to be made chairman of
the board of censors, as this will plac
mm where tie can do the coUce Teat
Dr. G. II. Simons, the retiring seen
tary, is a young man of excellent quali-
hcatior.s lor his profession, and made a
most energetic secretary, lie leavi
lor Lurope soon, to pursue his medical
studies in one of the great iihivcrsith
there. We wi-h him a sab; vovagi
success in his pursuits, and will expres
the hone that lie will return to Nebra-ka.
Drs. ( arscadden, our new president,
and 1 1. id'own, our new secretary,
are noin excellent men, and we hope
and expect much from their capability
tint energy in building up the interests
d the society. It was decided to hold
the annual meeting 111 Omaha next Mav
problem of liome-made incubator. It,
requinjH two day to get the great tnasn
of sawdust heated (about five barrels),
but it also gives off hent coiTcxpomli ug
ly mIovv. W.ien once the incubator is at
the proper temperature, it varies but,
little alter turning down Ihe flame of
the lamp to suit t he heat .
The hot water incubator was filled
with boiling water, and no additional
heat added lor one week The temper
ature varied only II degrees in that,
time. This even temperature is due Jo
the eight inches of sawdu-t, for the in
cubator holds its heat long after the
water is drawn off. The heat can be
increased at an time by adding a little
boiling water. IVnig this incubator,
no lamps are needed, wit h foul gases
and danger of explosions.
We belicveailifici.il beating to be an
easy matter, and have no doubt others
IIIMV meet with equal UccI'MS tll
Mr. II. A. Ilaigh advises well in his
law article in the American Agricultu
rist for dune, from which we clip the
follow ing :
To avoid I it iga t ion, . t the fanner look
upon a law-nit in a lair business w aj ,
a a iiiea n t o a 11 cm I : and h t him not
undertake tin-one mile-- t he it her will
ju 1,1'v it, not onlv in principle and
moral-, but in nioie . So, loo, if the
tanner i- -in d, h t hi. 11 lairlv consider
whether it will lie cheaper In thc
claim or li'hl it, and in 1110-I case- he
will do well to follow the cheaper
cniii'-e. If he find- tin- oppn-ile pari
is acting in good la'.lh, with no intent
of extort ing, and in hone-t belief that
the demand i- jll-t, he will do well to
endeavor In .-el lie amiealiK. And in
this effort his law ver will be of perhaps
Valuable crv iei
pa id. .Vlany per?
, a ml should lu
ll I - .-cciii t o .-.II p-
the recording angel dropped a tear
upon a lie to blot it out, it must have
been that one."
The country is happy, now that north
erner and southerner can discuss the
war and si aver together and see only
the human aspects of each.
Good breeding shows itself most,
where to an ordinary eye it appears the
Eggs and Incubators.
Mr. 1. II. Jacobs writes from ln"
personal experience 011 a leading poultry
topic m ine .vmern.-an .vgricunurist tor
The majority of operators pay the
best attention to the incubators, but
overlook the eggs. J he eggs are of
more importance than anvthiii"- else.
nd must be siiituabie for the purpose.
if good results are expected. One cock
should be mated with only a few hens.
The chicks progress very well until tin
time for picking their way from tin;
shell, when they die if the hens are
largely in excess. Two cocks together
interfere too much, and failures arise
from that cause. The eggs should be
gathered often, and carefully kept. Do
not trust to eggs from a neighbor, and
endeavor to use onl' fresh ones. Too
much heat is dangerous, but a low tem
perature is not always fatal. The heat
in the drawer should not always exceed
lOfi degrees, nor be lower than but
eggs have hatched after the heat has
11 as high as 1 Hi degrees for a short
turn tin. eggs two or three times dai
ly, with an ajratigement of slats fasten
ed at the ends to strips running length
wise. By placing the eggs between
these slats they can be turned half-round
by merely pushing the frame of slats.
The eggs should lie aired once a day, by
cooling down to 70 degrees, and pans
of water should be kept in the ventilator-drawer.
Sprinkle the eggs two or
three times daily.
The .sawdust packing has solved the
pn-e that if a case i- settled before trial,
or if a claim 1- adju-tcd without .-nil,
that the lawver ha- done no really legal
vvorls and is cnliili i to little or 110 com
pcn-atioii. This i- the ci.V oppo.-ile of
truth. The lawyer'.- bc-t work is in
preventing ami avoiding litigation, just,
as the doctor's most valuable .servici
sliouhl be in preventing di-ca-e, and
-lich VVoik should be best appreciated i I r
a substantial way. A good lawci"?
be-l l lient- seldom get into the courts.
Another iircc.-iul ion to avoid litiga
tion is to consult an honc-l and compe
tent attorney before taking anv step in
law, and lo be guided bv his unbiased
advice. i, possible in almost cyerv
community to i,,i iione-t lawver- who
w ould no -onncr ad i-c 1 heir client - into
disastrous litigation for the sake of pos
sible personal gain, than vvouid honc-t
doctors give poison lo 1 heir patients for
the -.ike of prolonging -icki.es, and in
creasing fee-: for eilhcr is equally
criminal. Such a lawver need not,
n -ci -sarily, be om- of very long and
high standing, w ho-e time and services.
by reason of ihe demand upon them,
hav e become co-l I v . Put there are
generally younger men in a couimiinit v
ho ha c early learned that -at i.-f ing
professional success can olil" be
achieved by honest ami 1111 -elli -h en
deavor for their client .s be-t inti-re-l s,
and who arc quietly acting upon that
conviction, by second nature if not by
Try not to have an differences. Such
as you have try to settle V our?el yes.
Such as you thus fail in, have our law
yers t rv lo settle. Never go lo Javvlo
gratify anger or pride, or any di-lione-t.
motive. When you do go to law treat
the matter as a business transaction.
- -trwM .
A Great Deal of Lcvy-ty.
At the Brooklyn bridge celebration
when Mr. IM-h'i -at down Mr. Abrnm
S. Hewitt lo-e to succied him, but be
fore he could be introduced to hi- audi
ence Mr. .Idles Levy, the celebrated
professor of the cornet, burst into view
and insisted upon being listened lo.
Ib blew a bla-l (hat fairly frightened
Ihe elderly dignitaries round him half
on) of their seven sen-e-, and Secretary
I'olger awoke with obvious trepidation
to ask Secretary Greshani what had
happened during his slumber.
The pie-ident tried to bite his closel -clipped
mustache to conceal sn.in.
but failed -so thin has it grown ami
fov. leveiand relaxed his
opened his eyes and laughed.
But this was only the beginning ,,f j.
fun. As soon as 'the Ja-tnotes"of the
"Star-Spangled Banner" had ceased lo
echo agonizingly in the cars of Mr.
Stranahan and tin; Be. Dr. Storrs, Mr!
Hewitt came once more lo the front -
only to be again repulsed by the crowd's
demand for a repetition of Air. Levy.
Mr. Stranahan tried hard to urge Mr.
Levy to retire, but Mr. Levy's trumpet!
ing-blood was up and he insisted on a
second fanfaronade this time of "Mini
The crowd at its conclusion vocifer
ously cried for more but tld. ib.,.. f.-
Stranahan was inflexible. He Kcfved
Mr. Leyy by the arm am! f .n-b- -I.,.. ...1
him off "the platform as if he had .,.,,
Mr. Levy's indignation was so (leie,.
that his eyeglass almof Ki.e.iii..I...-l
his feelings, and all but fell out. Ite
stalked from that stage boiJin" over
with wrath amid the cheers l.f tl,,.
thoughtless spectators, and Mr. Hewitt,
confident that his turn had actually ar-
mis nun-, iii.'r.ui ni speecn.
All at oner- there was a piercin bl.-.si
from that part of the buihlii."- ii."w l.icl.
Mr. Levy was nursiri"- his wiv.tl. ....1
his cornet, and before the ;i-o.r.;.i....i
md outraged Mr. Stranahan c ould in-
terlcrc, " i ankce. Doodle" rang out de
fiantly to utterly confound and silence
Then followed -uch a roar of laierhter
that President Arthur ioined in iMd in-
self and almost dropped his fan. ' Gov
Cleveland for the first time opened his
month to .-peak and probably said some
thing droll to his neighbor." Secretary
1- relmghuysen beamed with smiles
Secretary (.'handler pur-ucd Gen. Snin-
ola into the recesses of his shirt-collar
with sonie appropriate iokc. ami Secie-
uy I'olger woke with Mich a start that
Jrcwster, attorney-general, accident all v-
brushed his gray beaver the riirht war.
md put it on without diseoveriii"- his
When Mr. Icyy had finished the urn.
longed arid remorseful shake with which
it is his habit to conclude his perform
ance ot 44 1 ankce Doodle." :i "ctw.ru I
igh of relief was exhaled by all the
elderly trustees in his neighborhood,
and then, at last, Mr. A bra 111 S. Hewitt
took up the thread of hi, remarks.
Koirr Stkvkxsox. Dakota, Tik.-Ko .
James MeCurty :iy: iJrovvn 's Iron hit
ters cured me of a "severe d.v spep-ia. "
It is the highest of art to conceal art,
lwavs lonely Borrowers.
One voice all over the land v'"cs up from
mother-, that say. "My daughters are wo
feeble and :id, with 110 strength, all out .if
breath and life at the lead exertion. What
ean we do for t hem r" ' Thf answer is Minnie
and full of hope. One to four weeks- une of
Hop Hitter will make theui healtbr, roi-y,
uprightly, and cheerful.
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