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'fill DAiLY 1IEUALD, iLAriSMotuii, isEintASlwU-iaDAY. JANirARY 27, 1853.
A HUNT ON THE PLAINS.
HOW SOLDIERS CHAS2
l'xcilii:'; Iotnr:it for IIrf.- urt Well as
51-n I!:iu t.f Att.n-k l.'iwn a llcril A
tf Sli -;y 1:11; A MloiV of
Z'nl i:i'.n: 1 !.:.! ;t hundred j'ards away was
11 ii:!" gionpic-r of f . : i : ! ' - ! hat wniiM hnvo do
i 'ii'.i I l'n ;.-. t i. oi' l. i. . '.r, and certainly
t'lo.-.! retreating until tho
;. i.i-""o cuvori.il us, v.'o
i 'r.m- ii tI-.' -.wtu. to rejoin
1.1 .'.:.. r li' V.t col. irades. As
I I i , that our tiiv.o was
! '..,'! ,; .!- f.rotr. I l'lii vo
; , i ,( i: r than tho iii"ii, for
!; through tho si'inv
: i i' .:: r r ill'iwiid m- as
:, :;-!: d
l l i. I'.ilv
on- '.:: . ..:. I i
1 r.y. .nr. list
:'.. -.-,:,d ::d t!"s
th . i.-i
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: '.: 1 f:
p..;, r. 'i,
; hi 1 :' oaf ; ill r:y
i .i--!!:it my own
: i : ; from head to
t n t i:iy knee as
i i 1:: ; u.vn pecu'iar
thai p'-.'oon 1:ticv nr.
:, v..; ; a! .id of hha
of i !:':.; had x-vu in
' thin s than tv.'O-
Ti'i- only r.oisi s that
.: id rning wcro n
e -l the omiuoris clicks
:.; the -.u-; ridges full
;. AM tin h'rs'':rs
:!.! tin! i-m's'., a! ifrat a
s if i k-y vcivacliargo
red dilated i.os
i'.l the oxeateiiu-nt
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; v. in;
A !lt C:;
l.a l '-I:-;:
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tl'.o lligbt Lo
. . nry t'.H-i:i c.:;t.
;mi ilia liuntors,
: ' liV ii SJKICJ Of
-ii 1!'.(, wliilo I
i "it t cf Hi j Kr.e
i , si-.'ll ly all.
; i:.- littV line, 1 : aw
i t! lov.doil f.".ibi::is
; oil the
if i-;i:r.! -:irtr!iV;es
i-.; ili-j l.utt of my
. ui-r.fil for !.tart
:';is 1'. .rwartl t a
-arli;io down to
!c lip a trot for a
i 1!:'? carbine ninz-
a I :-.
-a ;:. :'!: intj a Ion:;,
l!a!i' way across the
a:"!a:it was m'.-xtl to full
v..- l.nv: :-t over tho rid;-o at
:: . . -;i;t.i.i i::i;-l.t t'U.'y.
n. ..::!::. ll::o vorthy of the
':". :.v. ii t -t::.; carried tl'.o
I v. .
A. If. I
L.-. l !
.v.! v.:'y f:v:n tho ride to
:. 1 (-.". :. l ii - l:!ti't-r trained their
'. ti::;. t i c ('I'.iiifoamk'd l.rutoa
:' : ' fr.-.t v.ct oi" ;.:i allrighted
r:v i i a: i":v; the:n.
::.i -i- I i; :'n"-; i-opped their
i-s tl. '.i- -n l :!; 5.vj, and, lraw-
i . r. .' " L 1 L-adly lire at
i)a- .in;; t!i:-.-.;i-rl! this httlo
!: l- 1 !i'.. -l - ( wil-A, tho
: ; a'j : tothclcl'i of tho slo;
!.: v.-?-.-;--. fro:.i l.V) to 2'JO
t'n.-i'i:i.i licl had "bimched,"
i:-V :.;;(-:::;. With nil tho
f shyi.s ti: hard hitting of
l !. ..: :.. -.vii t di-mnliko clatter
ii-.-iv y.:-s ; sin'-kir silence,
vxiih s. ia:: li nsoidly varyinj
!::..! l:c-.: ;iveii that
bo h:v.rd ti'.l the elk
.i.:'.l mil in a delirJte
. A-i t!i. .--- ;-n v.a'.l of elk horns
I i.i tl;..t, c'.iri ;-. ;. :;, wit.i a iTiiuvly
,i ,! !. .!.!!. v.T':t v.p fro::i us a
i i- . i .!-.;!'.. ;.ii i scattered
t::. -ni n.:r
when a player, weary of tho day.
Taken up his luhtrnment aud ila H along.
First a: mleSKly, until unto mome xon,
M'-aril loii D.KO. hist flnpTS find their way
The old limit liringinif nioinorlen which lay
lH-. p Imriivl iti tin pnt.t. once f."lal urnl slron-.
lie ff-I.s u;rtiln Uhihh joys around him tlironx.
Ami niciKi -r'while to think tbey cannot stay;
S I, v.i arv with tho picssiuR lioum.
In musing f H iiMn tlin iiaino of one,
Nnw ii-ail nnil J;0'"', who onee was dear to me.
And recollect ii n nnwl an srimim-r Khowers
Catnt; hack, : ift an the liibt faint fleams that
At duwu, ni.Toss a Rn-at gray waste of sea.
William !ai-tli-lt Tyler.
riRST WATER" DIAMONDS.
hlj v. ij
Vict.:;: ' :
cf mc;. i.-..
wc ; -
It ; :
cbr.r ; t f
t!ie car--a '
lie x i ii:
vo wc!-. aiuons thwn,
icr hi ; own i:nli-
.ii ic:-rxiblo for his
r :.-.'" i:At.LS.
' i:::iL- hal's car-
r.v.-. h-r.ivl by the
ii.-.:r ine, on
;;:' : i-oi-jwral,
i i ; l.o.. of an elk
i . t i T'::-b. ii.; way
. V!;e i-::: iVU to tho
b . : I to hoof and
: i -. :vi and then the
: : i t'le westward
: b laid bevil all
; r. :i ;La:i--o of t?io
:: i 1 ti..' Iil.Xit uncx-
. 1 i hunter could
; :: t..it up to
i: ::: .:iv. S them;
1 al: -r.;1, there came
L ' incv.t j:ersiat-jut
:'.-, f srori like COU---..-
; . called on to
i ; by t:.o.-ot!u-own
. c . Etrtuig out
.ul hov.-., in tho roar
Live ;- b-.'.l that struck
(b:s n:an, struck on
i 1. v:: ir.auarrrinz bis
- ,f r.in
1 nil ia tho face,
. -.1 to the tooth.
o cr, tho party
'' CA'. s of the Crat
;o:-.s with r. number
;-r::raicc from carup,
.; to it, c.i.-h one recount
:i; as the sergeant in
1 party r.ippe-.l at my
Tii j v.-;:-rous are in with
1...- 1 i.:
e t v.-o v
in r.n r
What the Ttiii 9IeaiiH Variations ia
Ouulily and Value.
Tho term "first water" is variol in
meaning according to tho class of gooii
carviocl hy titodoalc-r using it. It is now,
however, intended to icier to a diainon l
that is absolutely free from all traeo of
color, blemish, ilaws or other iiiijM-r-fectiims,
and wlio.se hi iiiianey is jK-rfeet.
It is almost imossiileto value a diamond
by its weiglit. C'olor, brilliancy, cutting
and tho general character and perfection
of tho htone aro all to lie taken into ac
count. Of two fitones, both flawless and
of tho same weight, one inav 1 ie worth
$i;00 and tho other $12,000. Exceptional
fitones often bring fancy prices, whereas
oir colored stones sell for from $(50 to
100 a carat, regardless of size. Tho
poorer qualitk-s ha vo depreciated eo much
that sonio aro worth only one-tenth to
one-quarter of what they were twenty
years ago. This is especially true of largo
stones of tho second or third quality. As
an instance of tho depreciation of colored
stones wo rememl)er tho famous Dewey :
diamond, found near Manchester, Va., in
bS."iO, on which tho lato John Morrissey
loaned $G,000. This slone weighed eleven,
carats after cutting, but it would scarce! v
bring as manv hundreds today, except
To bo really fine, a diamond should le
cut neither too deep nor too thallow
(spread, as it is termed), but should bo
mathematically perfect in its proportions.
A dealer usually buys either a deep or a
spread stone for as much loss than tho
price of the perfect stone which can bo
cut from it aswill pay tho expenses and
the risk of recutting. For example, a
three carat spread or deep stone may furn
LiU only a two and a quarter carat stono
of perfect ehaiK?, and is, therefore, worth
the price of the latter, less tho risk and
cost cf recutting, and not as much, or
more than a threo carr.t. simply because
it spreads over more surface. Very often
Brazilian gems, the very finest as re
gards purity, and brilliancy and perfec
tion of cutting, yet containing some al
most microscopic carbonaceous fragment
or so mo slight flaw, may bo rejected by a
person who wishes absolute perfection;
but this samo person may select a etone
that, though perfect in every way, lacks
that essential feature of a fine diamond,
brilliancy, and is almost lustreless when,
compared with the stono that he had re
jected. There aro as many diu"erent qualities in
diamonds as in horses. Diamonds may
be round, oval-oblong, rounded squares
cr square; the cuttings may be mathe
matically correct, fine, fair or ioor. A
diamond may ho of tho proper depth or
it may be too deep; it may bo shallow or
spread; it may bo perfect; it may bo
slightly Cawed, contain black soots, bo
brilliant or medium brilliant. Its color
m.iv be pure white, milky, steel blue or
it mav 1h off color, tinted or bvc-water:
in fact, there can l)e many hundreds of
differences in a one carat stone.
As JefTcries, the diamond dealer and
authority, said in 1730, the fine diamond
should be as clear as pure rock water,
perfect in shape, and not only pure white,
but lively, showing fire, as it is cnucd.
Any undecided tint of brown, yellow,
gray or other color is a positive blemish.
Cut when tho tint is decided, as blue,
pink or green, in which case tho colors
recalled 4 -fancy, tnev are held 1:1 high
estimation. New York Mail and Ex
Wedding Presents in China.
The ceremonies employed in Clmc s?
marriages differ widely in the various
provinces and districts. In all. however,
a "'go between" is engaged to find, in th-f
first instance, a fitting bride for the
would be bridegroom; to conduct t lie
preliminary proceedings of bringing the
parents to terms, and to see to the cast
ing of the horoscopes and the exchange
of presents. The gifts presented are of
infinite variety; but m almost every ens
a goose and a gander, the recognized
emblems of conjugal fidelity, figure con
spicuously among the offerings made by
the bridegroom. The choice of these
birds is so strange that one is apt to con
sider it as one of tho peculiar outcomes
of the topsy turvy Chinese mind, whicli
regards tho left hand as the place of
honor and the stomach as tho seat of tho
intellect. But this 13 notquito so, fcr
we find from George Sand that at thd
marriage of French peasants in Berry a
goose was commonly home in the bride
groom's procession. Blackwood's Magazine.
and I am satis-
1 r.ve p.tica thr-at all, sir." Tho
i ;::rt f-.-r hor.io. Frederick
have to b.
cv:ac tan. !c-:
clkicr i.: tl
.-.t to keep waiters under
LIVE IN A LIGHTHOUSE.
13 PERFORMED CM
ItuJoyaMo lixMeiico of a Family In l alk
ner Island l.llitliouie tapt. IliookV
Itojn and iirl t'nltur and li liiicinc nt
in un Ocean Hoir.c.
de 1 --tiiero
Cl i Ci
1. iirc.! -.can cities, mcy
ly watcht d or they be
. tiie manners of good
tho average American
red ma:i 011 earth. Tho
v.-.vi-'.b; of the LL.-hot rank in tais country will
itCCt'pt a;i.:iua;.co m ie hjiu.
would th.i-e a Frenchman into lij-sterics.
Tho fu'.I-l.e -tied Aim rican. if his digestion is
l-t i-feet, will Lear r.nj thi.ig with an easy good
nature. If a trained waiter from Faris or
Lomion is p!-eed i:i one of or.r leading hotel
or rc.-:at:rant o.r.i::; rooms, he is conspicuous
for bis iclrc:.ee and respee t. lie U lolite,
quic k !-.nd ;:e:.terous and attenijits to assist
ro-lbg. ii.m by showing a desire to pleas
Hi .-very ii:rvem'Ut. But among American
i:aU'-' r?i:-o Labi is will wear out in less than
a mi.ni t if the waiter is not watched closely.
'They Lce.,tue iax f.rst, e.r.d that step is fol
lov.ed Lv K-reat lair.iiiarity. The lenieccy
end !.-ocd nature cf tho guests end the talk
u:u ihr t.f tha oth.:r waiters ruins him. No
bead v.-aitcr can keep a large restaurant or
ar.in room sappiicdv. ith rood help ia the
. jp.-est.cud it is littla U tter in eastern cities.
-Hotel jJsarder iu C lobe Democrat.
4'.Sjx akii)g of lihthou-se kef pi rs," t;
captain of a vessel in the cini tu i-e tr;
tween New York n.'id l'orUand, Me.,
is not ono of tliem in the service v. bo r
11 higher Kal.u y th.an $I,(K) a year, and 1 1: r ;J
aro some wlio get not more than $!. T liern
aro ut least 1,000 keepers in the employ of
tha government, and under a rec ut act if
congress their pay averages iiVn) a year.
That makes 5i'.0(i,')(;ij tli; govenmieiit pays in
wages lor warning sailors fill' of dau.-ri roiw
ground, and the iiiaiiitcriau- e of the li;. ht
hotises comes to hundred 4 f t'l .u-aad:; b!
sides. In no branch of tho public service i:
st rioter discipline and f.re:iier attention to
duty insi.-.ted 0:1 than in lighthouse l:e j.in;:.
The service is controlled by a li';l:ti:o;ise
loard, arid tlx; best n:en oitain;ibie are se
lected as keejK rs. Prei'ereiuv is given to
men who have spent years oC service in the
army or navy, as they know what discipline
is, and know by ercporiciico that orders are
to bo oloycd to tho letter, and without s
tion. There arc many r i irod ship inasteis
np.d mates wl an today doing duty on
Military and isolated beacon ro -ks, whero
they hear no souiul but tlie moan and roar f
the ocean. e:;ccis their own voices and th- ij
of their families, if they have uuy, for months
at a t ime.
"Ono of the mast accomplished and cul
tured men that ever was in the employ of any
government was for more tlian tinny years
in charge of one of the- I nited Slabs light
houses. Tliat man was C'apt. Oliver brooivs.
lie kept the great liyht going on Falkner
Liland, five miles olt the I onnecticia. co.v r,
on iwOiiK isiaml bouni'l. ii una i.'eenasea
captain for many years before entering tho
lighthouso service, and his example and
methods as a lighthouse keeper so improved
tho capability of all other keepers, that l.
should have met with more substantial recog
nition from the government 011 bis ri ti -menfc
than tho expression of its regret and
reluctance at parting wilh him, ge::ui::e a:;.l
sinetrreas it must ha'e b;f:i. Falkner loIi-':d
light first flashed out upon tliesea tu cni
vessels away from that dangerous locality
one night eighty -seven years ago, und it Las
never failed to lift aloft its welcome beacon
n tingle night since.
FALKNEK ISLAND LIGIITIIOCSE.
"That light is one of th( nifist important
0:1 our cetasts. 1'aliiuer island lies uirecny
in the track ef nil vessels passing either in er
eut of the Sound, and if on any night its
light should fail to catch the eye of tho sahi :
on such vessels the consequences might Lo
fearful to relate. The lighthouso is nearly
100 feet high, and its signal l.eani3 out on
each of its eight skies every ninety seconds, u
flash panel, operated by the most perfect
e-Iockwork machinery, contrived by Capt.
Bnxiks, revolving about tho tower's summit
with unvarying regularity. The sailor on
watch knows -whether his s!:i!'s- bearings arc
right when he sees that light, no matter in
what direction the vessel may be going or
coining. It is like no other beacon in tho
range of the saileir's vision, and Falkner is
his guide and hope as long as it can Lis seen.
"Capt. Brooks raised a large family cf
hoys and girls in his snug quarters in that
lighthouse, and their receinl of life saving in
that perilous quarter is preserved in tho
wealth of silver and gold plate, rare brie-a-brae,
and other valuable testimonials l"ro::i
shipwrecked mariners the captain n:;d his
daughters and sons have saved from m:;i:y
wree-ks, for even the great light has not pre
vented a score of disasters in the troaohci n ;
water surrounding it. Not only sailors, but
drowning men, women and children have
been time and time again lvse.ied by Crpt.
South America's Ynta Itoot.
The mealy substance of tb. iioisonoua
ytica io;t, or cassava, furnishes tin Hour
t'f the country ytica starcli. Thi is the
s:i:r. root from which tliii laiM':i of
commerce is ircpared. Tho Iiniian-, wi
an: the balcors f ise e-oim'.ry, gralf' the
yiica rtxit J.nd r.qtici r.e out the poisonous
juice with (heir bands. They v.a.h tiie
Mib.-.tanr;i a'ld balce- it U-for; tlio lire.
Thii final ju"oc.; drives away any ivi.i
uaiit of join tliat v.iy remain, as the
poi-oiious i li inei t of (lie !ant is pin-v ie
acid, a volatile liquid easily expelled by
beat. In some Indian IriU'.s tho jui. eof
tlio vueu loot i 4 iced as a ino'' fit' jiubiic
elocution, and i ivi-n! y-si--: drops arc !aid
lo lie fioii;di to kill a stalwari n:;:n i;i
six i iin'ites. V( I even thi deadly juice,
when hoik el. bi comes kaiini' .-s, mei it i;
conunoidv tenm nte 1 to ionic;' cbii-iia.
the f.ivorilo b" r of the -::!! t r;. .
The li'dL'.ns niaki' a delicious snow
V.ll-b' bv.'i.d from t lie uea. '.-.hic'l le
So:il!ili S the p.:- -oei- bri-.:d of the .h V-.S.
This bread lh; v n ;::.d i:i gu.iiiib.is or
Chloride of Sodium.
The salt mountains of Nevada, the salt
island in Louisiana, as well as various
other deposits of chloride of sodium ia
different parts of the world, are almost
absolutely pure chloride of sodium. Of
22.2S per cent, of salts found in Great
Salt lake, the remarkable proportion of
20.19 per cent, is found to be pure
chloride of sodium, and yet many of tho
streams running into the lake contain
vastly larger quantities of other salts;
some of the water is so heavily charged
with nitrates and sulphates of soda and
potash as to be unfit for animals to drink;
and all tho potash salts in the lake have
disapieared. The peculiar character cf
these phenomena have long been studied
by gcolegists ami chemists, but no one
theory in particular appears to Ix? applic
able to all the facts presonteel in th-3
localities named. New York Sun.
Getting Rid of rat.
The Buffalo Commercial thinks syste
matic exercise will do it, and says that
one liappy person, by regular walking
and sensible diet, has taken off twenty
pounds of discomforting adipose in .'.bout
six weeks. .
The tearing up of the streets in New
York, of which there has been much com
piiinii is causing a great deal of sicknesj.
lielied bags ihiown
donkeys. Yuen. Ihu
own markets itoeler
arrowroot. 1 tliin
root i.-; all made
aero s t no hael.
r i ; i;np n o d to 'in'
the name f tapioca
k t!i" Brazilian anow
from the Mil a loot.
South American cook.; make delicious
little-I.roakf.ist pinTs of t!ii:- Mica starch
which are .' erved with colfee
l i i, ing rooni before vhe regular
! hour. Tho root cf the vuen is
in i he !
boiled and takes tho plaeo of our potato,
and ::U t.ie- t.oar
hoi 1 i ; done wilh yuca stare
Shmiks m t;nod b'tiw Keeping.
! r:- ::
A young man :.nd his wife. v have
not long been married, were intending lo
spend tho night at her father's bouse in
a i:ei",'d oring town ; and :
cowl ! r.ot eel awav uniil h:
ternoon, bo escorted his wile to tho sta
tion and put her on lM:trd ol :i somewhat
cariie-r train, an accomun n;at ion train, as
he supposed, just before it JtarP'd. And
it ? happened that in tin- same ear. in
the- li'-.vt seat t his wife, vt .-e: a 0:0 ig
:: an v. ho is goner.'.";.- believed to Lave
been :in ti!;:-t:'-ce s.-fid suiior for her ha.ud.
TENNESSEE - SORGHUM - MOLASSES
Pure New Orleans Molasses,
Map Ie Syrup Rock Candy Drips,
HONEY DRIPS AND
Syrup in Kegs and Pails
- in the uf-
of a very je:.i'
it was an e:.p
fori v or fifty 1
'sband. v h
.1..;; ; di:a.o
left the station
!, by the way. is
t ion. discovered
:iakii:g its lirst stop
from Boston. After
a gi '::! ile.-.l of telegraphing to one person
and t.:tothvr, including an explanatory
flisjiatch to bis mother-in-law, the morti
fied your.g in.-. n had the jilea-ure of
mcetiiig bis wife at the proper station
about two hours l::te for dinner. She
-ou!.l scarcely have been otiii-rwise than
fatigued, hungry and irritabel: bid mark
thy cleverness of the woman! "Tired,
worn e;ut? Nejt in
I r.iu. t be hungrv.
themght of it. 1 1
the least. 1 Mijiiiics
br.t I really bad m it
1 the mist
Is on joying a Boons, in both, its
iBAILir AND WEI
l.in'.iiv waited with nu
and 1 never apT ri .eiatei
teriaiuiiig he; is,
ci . ilijJ revenge
1 be.bre how ;.-
This is what I call
Vui!:s ;atl!-ring ?I:tr:nu.
?.Ir. Cole, of Biths. r: i.ii. -iouary of tlie
American board in Eastern Turkey, in
l--scribing- a jonniey from llnrp.-,t to
! 'Itiis, r.ivs: "Vvre traveled for fcir tlavs
TIk re v.vr
o;i where had newly fall
dopo.-it of heavenly Lice
es soincciiiK's can it mam
extensive forests of seru
oak, and i.ic't of the
leaves. 'i honsanils
1-.-. - T:ii.n Oitl c'
Brooks and his couragv-'ous children,
family's home in the lightho;:::ei was a
surnrise to tho stranercr visitiu-r it.
daughter was an accomplished crr.it holn.r! ' .
and the walls were covered with art: tiv-aliy
mounted specimens of tho birds of that 1 :c::l
ity, from the enormous bald eagle to the '
diminutive wren. Each specimen had. been
shot by this daughter on tho inland, am. v-":s
stulfeel and mounted by herself. Another
daughter was an authority ia ntarii: .' hot
any, and her collection was a cen.ipklo r
hibit of the botanical possibilities of thai
island and other's in the vie-lmty. Til;
elaughter spent along time at Y'ale under the;
private tuition of Professor Whitney in t'.u
study of her favorite science, fc'lie was :.h .-
an aconiplished water color artist, mid there :
are in tho hemses of semie of New York's
wealthiest and most cultivated fainihes al
bums of her botanical collections that w ere :
arranged to order by her, and are probably i
the most unique and valuable works of art of I
their kind ever executed. Tho boeiks alo::o !
cost 20 each in New York at wholesale.
Each page was a card of cabinet photograph
size. On these Jiiss Brooks mounted speci
mens of sea liowers and plants. These were
necessarily dried in their preparation, e.r.d
their colors could net bo preserved. The.-e
were shown in all their original beauty and
naturalness by an c-xquisito water col it
sketch of the flower on tho card below the
specimen painted hy luiss Brooks. Each
specimen had its scientific namo and a de
scription of its characteristics written on the
back of its particular card. For these novel
exhibitions of her artistic skill and scientific
knowledge Miss Brooks was paid from f 1
to 8200 each.
AN OCEAN hojii:.
"Every member of Capt. Brooks' family
was a finished musician, and no less than iIy
different musical instruments were brought
into use by them on occasion, and their con
certs were treats to hear. A piano, guitars,
flutes, cornets and violin.-: were the last
things a visitor would exjiect to see in that
bleak lighthouse dwelling, much less a group
of young people who were masters ef them
'Capt. Brooks' workshop was another
curious sight at F.Jkner Island lighthouse.
Ho was an expert in electricity, light ai d
sound, and the results of his experiments in
deterniining the power of lumhamts, tho re
flection and refraction eif lights under r
taia conditions of the atmosphere, the audi
bility of fog signals and many other subjects
of importance to the service were from time
to time adopted as authority by the light
house board, and lie was honorably, men
tioned and commended in their ofHeial deieu
ments. All of the intricate and elelicate ap
paratus by which these results were ob
tained were invented and made by Cant.
Brooks himself ia his little workshop in tho
trreat octagonal beacon tower. The captain
and his family made a paradise out of that
elesolate Man'L His children were all born
hi the sea beaten tower, grew up with tho
constant roar and howling of the breakers ia
their ears, were married there, and not until
then left their ocean home fer more com
fortable, but less beloved abidin j place. It
was then that the captain himself gave up
the life on the island to spend t is declining
days on shore. New York Sua.
A galley flave The fellow who has t'nr :e
E-irls at a time. New Haven IS'ews.
ei'-poiK was on me
of pom- peasants,
omen ainl etuairen. wore out upon
the plains gail,t ling the swee t substanvo.
::ioef them piuiigo into kettles of boil
ing water the newly cut branches of th.
fairs, which washes off the deposit. 111:;'
t;s-. wab'-r becomes go sweet as to remind
the Yankee of a veritable sugaring off hi
the ell (Jrar.ite state as he takes sips f
Will bo one during which
national interest and
stroii idy aoitated and
the t-iilject.s of
importance will 1?
election of ti
President will take place.
Ctiss Countv who would
Ihe people of
like t learn of
and Social Transactions
: ( n
O-licr companies of natives in:r
:i vi'-ero;i;.Iv lieatmv wnli .' ticlts
.".-lies, which, lroi'i having 1:
.- i-;5oii the ground, liave so !i
:t the !rhsterung crvstals fall rea?
0:1 the; ( avpet spre:v 1 to receive the; :.
crystals are scparai-d fiinn the.ir-e; s
l- n-.v;; by a cie-ve-. r.nd then the ma-i; :v
e l i'it--) e r:!:es tor r.ce. liie u'.ar.un
i ; in great Iema:id among these Oriental
Chrl.v.inr.s. As we were traveling through
v eli-v ro'.'io:!. tjie
I-.;;,- feu- our jiiain repaiit." Chic:
Society in Tahiti.
A Tahitian gcmtleuan or
to meet, lhoy
1. the men have keen
tho best universities in Eti
tnd their wives are tr.iv-
tlvated and r
eled, titev are thoroughly oer:::opeilituii
anel they mce-t the s.tranger witli a kno-. I
edge of his customs as well as ejf his l:;:i
guage, end with a hospitality, simple,
generous and delightful. Yv'hat with
spearing fish on the reef by torchlight,
picnics in coeoanut groves by the sea,
drives on the lx-autif ul Broom road un-'er
tly cliffs anel across the lagoon by Pha
raeh's caves, elinncr parties ander a ba
nana if:af reof, and reclining under the
trees 0:1 meonlight nights, the happy
days slip by tmrXticetl. Jkit Tahiti ex
acts rm ejrp.insive tribute from the stran-g,?-
for the happiness ho lias felt he can
take but tho memory away and a long
ing to lv back in "dear, lazy, sunny
Tahiti." Cor. New York Tribune.
of this year and would keep apace
the limes should
- 10:: j.niiKi: Tin:
or Weekly Herald.
while we have the
e we will venture
uhieet he fore the
k ot our
IUii3 Eyes thn Ilc1.
There is some reason for the admiration
gonerallv felt for blue eves. A e.-or.tioi
S3Ur i.l i.-'Ci
states that nine-tenth." of the
n. pileits and othei-s wh are
selecte d for their keenness and correct
nets of vLIo:i have blue eyes. Brown
eyes r.rc beautiful. Cray eyes usually
denote intelligence, anel hazel eyes be
speak a talent for music. The common
est color of eyes is gray and the rarest,
r nyi rs of Diamonds.
The American public are the most
critical judges of diamonds, and hence
buy the largest i-rcentage of fine
diamonds. itussia, Mexico and t!i3
Spanish speaking countries buy the
yellow end those of second quality.
Paris and New York receive the best
assortment of brilliants and perfectly
matched pairs. George F. Kuns in New
York Hail and Express.
"Which is iirst-class in all respects and
from which our job printers are
-nit much satisfactory work.
P L ATTS MOUTH,
! J. Pcrsoz .Inds that wool, if previously
! saturated with a 10 ier cent, solution of
j glycerine, can bear a prolonged expostno
i to" 130 to 10 dogs, without injury.
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