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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE, LTNCOLN. NKH. THURSDAY, l Alt. 24, 1892.
A WOJIAN HAKOONED.
THWUJN8 STORY Of THE CAPTURE
Of A BRIO BY DESPERADOES.
Agates! Ik CrUts Hi M
to WU M Bwart lalaa. Wker
tfc Stale tar ThlitMB Hosts A Tl.
lOopjrlgfct. ISO, by Charles B. Lews.)
There U sailor now employed by ship
handler oa Sooth ttrert, In the pert of
Mew York, who attract attention by els
walk ob the street. Hi right lrg serins te
I attacked to bit body with a view of
walking sideways Instead of the usual
tstiuon. At the first glsnoe you would call
It a natural deformity, bat if you followed
aim for a bandred feet you would feel
fait certain that some accident bad hap
pened to him and that be owed kis condi
tion to the ignorance or carelessness of
those who practiced surgery on a broken
lag. I will call bis name John Lee, and I
will reel off hi story as he told it to m
as fortnight ago.
In the year 1863, after the frorernment of
the Japanese Island had put down the re
bellion which bad been In existence for
tire years, many beads wer lopped off
and sway reuoU banished from the coca
try. Among the latter were a score or
more of adventurer who were not natives,
bat Europeans. Some had gone in with
the rebel for the uk of adventure and
Slander, and other had been forced to join
y drcirmstance. The fear of being lo
rolrsd with other governments decided
the Japanese authorities to spare the live
of these foreigner and at the same time
rid the island of their presence. There
m I the port of Yokohama at the tlm
an Australian brig named the Kooert May,
eoauaaoded by Captain Henry Welle, and
shews chartered to tak fourteen of these
rascally adventurer to tb south and land
ihsm ujtoa any on of the Ulandsof tb
Bonis group which should prove tb most
oonrenient. As all of them wer looked
trpon as desperate men, the Japanese gov
ernment was willing to pay good price
to get them out of the country. There
must have been money In it, for the brig
or tb captain would not bar meddled
with inch dangerous cargo.
Tut brig bad an English erw of nine
men and boy, and tb captain's wife was
withkim. Jobs Lee, the sailor with tb
twisted leg, wa one of tb erew. The brig
had part of a cargo of tea, and a space In
bar hold nndec the main hatch wal fitted
up to receive the prisoners. Adeem aiusi
katawere brought aboard, the prisoner
guarded the same as convicts would bav
been, and Captain Welle set sail In tb
full expectation of landing them accord
ing to instruction. II was not the man
te deal with such raaeala, however, a
rent speedily demonstrated. Every man
m the pen knew where be was to be land
ad, and that without shelter or provisions,
and from the first going aboard there wa
a determination to ris on the crew and
tfcks the brig: It was on the night of the
fourth day out and during a squall, which
earn near dlimastlng tb brig, that ton
plot wa carried out. f v - -'
There are many things to be said In fa
tor of tb desperadoes. They desired to
capture tb brig without bloodshed, and
but for the dogged obstinacy of the cap
.tain thi would have bora don. He called
upon the crew to rally, and when be found
himself unsupported he fought the gang
alone and single banded until killed by a
musket ball. H was the only one killed,
Omncrh mmfl of the crew wen wounded In
the Brat rush. John Let was aloft at tb
moment, and in hi fright and confusion
b met with a fall which broke hi leg.
The mutineer set It and gave him careful
attention, bnt In the setting they twisted
it around and tb bone knit and left it In
its present shape. : Having got possession
of the brig the desperadoes wer for a time
divided as to what should be the next
-mora They had 'had enough of Japan,
and no one had any idea of turning pint
in water where a man-of-war was. to be
mat with two or three times a week. It
wis finally decided to run te the southwest
4fc4 land upon soom uninhabited island
above Formosa and enjoy a free and easy
Itttoraasaaoa,' To thi the crew of tb
'brig agreed, some pleased with the pros
. tpact at nick a life and others realising that
opposition would be ol no use.
Mrs. Captain Welle was a woman about
thirty year of age, full of energy and res
olution. Her treatment by the mutineer
did more than anything else to win the
over to their side. The fellows wer
ted by an Englishman named Tom Jones,
who wa no doubt a thoroughly bad man,
but In thU case he should be accorded all
due praise. On the morning after the cap
tor of the brig Mrs. Welle was inter
Viewed in the cabin, She vena told that
the men had possession, and that H was
j) reposed to get her out of the brig and out
,of harm' way while they were yet under
, control. They did not - dare speak a ship
, nor land her at any part, but won id set
) her ashore on some island and provide her
.with means to take care of herself. 8h
agreed with them that this was the best
. they could be expected to do, and tor the
next two days and nights she was left en-
tirely undisturbed in the cabin. There
was plenty of rum aboard, but between
: the mate, who was now acting a captain,
and Tom Jones, who wa the leader, not h-
, lug Ilk drunkenness had occurred. The
"good times" were being put off until they
' , could find a safe haven somewhere. John
Lee was lying in his berth with a broken
leg, but was kept posted as to what was
.going on forward and aft.
On the afternoon of the third day the
. tirtcr tmiim) Mia inland nf Rhjuiorrnn. mm
.of the Loochoo group, and a boat was low
.red and puiied ashore to investigate. It
jwas only a small island, nearly circular and
about .three miles across, and was found to
; be uninhabited. John Lee says be begged
for the captain's wife to take him along,
but ah probably either feared that h
would prove a serious case on her hands or
become a menace to her safety if he got
well, and she decided that she would rather
go alone. The boat which set her ashore
carried all her clothes and the personal
effects of her husband, with beef, pork.
bread, wine, a musket and ammunition.
some books, and in fact whntcver else she
' asked to be allowed to take. Jones and
three men went ashore with her, and they
, not only found a good spot for a camp, but
-constructed a shelter for her and put all
her Roods under cover. No woman could
have fallen into the hands of more des
perate men, and yet no woman could bav
.. been more tenderly treated. The brig
.sailed away just at sundown and she was
' left to begin her Crusoe life.
The island had scarcely been left behind
before the men on the brig began their ca
rouse. Two days later they beached their
vessel in a cove on one of the Borodin
group of islands, and for many months
peace and war reigned by turns. From
' the very hour of landing dissensions arcs,
- and it wasn't a week before the crowd
split into two parties and lived apart In
tear of each other. John Lee, according to
- his own statement, was no better and no
worse than any of the others. There was
nothing to do but sleep and eat and drink.
. , The brig was plundered at will, and as pro
visions began to grow scare there wa
mar drinking and less eating. Th first
man killed was th mate, and thi took
place about a fortnight after landing. Hi
. death was speedily followed by that of a
V second man, and after that there was no
restraint on the evil passion of the living.
At length, tired and disgusted with their
orgies, the Jones party attempted to get
the brig afloat and leave the island. ' They
discovered, and a terrible tight took
place and five men were killed. Th brig
was likewise set on Ore and destroyed, and
from that time on until the Britkh gun
boat Foxhound touched at the island and
look off the four survivors, tb men did
Bui els but hunt each other to the death.
Tb island a pen which Mrs. Welles was
marooned lies eff tb aast coast of China,
and la still uninhabited. Oa th day after
ah tad been put asber sb mad a smoke
signal on the west side of the island to at
tract attention, and It cam near proving
ber destruction. A nativ trading craft,
with a erew of four men, stood la to in
vestigate, and th captain and a boy cam
ashore In a small host. No sooner was it
discovered that abe was siuu than a plan
was concocted to rob her of her possession.
Had this succeeded abe would probably
have been murdered as welL Thanks to
th desperadoo who had marooned her, j
she was armed, and th result of th affair
was that sb shot th captain dead and
drov tb survivors off th Island, From
that time on ah wa in such fear that ah
mads no further effort to attract attention.
On two occasions ships which sb believed
to be manned by Europeans came so near
that ah could hav signaled them, bat
she let them pas without doing so. j
It wa a real Cruse life th captain'
wife was compelled to lead, and while there
wer many drawback there wa also a
certain amount of enjoyment In the situa
tion. 6b first set about building a house,
and the men wbo inspected it when h
wa rescued were agreed that few men
could hav don better. It wa a frame
work of pole covesed with one of the old
sails given her, and from tb stones aieng
the beach she had constructed a fl replace
which mad her horn comfortable In th
bad season. From th first ah discarded
her own attire and dressed in ber hus
band's clothes, and when first seen by th
rescuing party she wa supposed to be a
man. Her second adventure occurred after
sb bad been on th bland about four
A native craft put in one day and landed
a man who was evidently a lunatio. He
was no sooner en hor than . th boat
hastened away, and tb man' conduct
soon proved that h was bereft of Ms rea
son, fl began singing and shouting and
dancing, and th woman hastened to shut
herself up and prepare for discovery and
attack. 8b did not hear frem tb man,
however, until next day toward sundown.
Then he mad a sudden and fierce attack
upon ber house, and in self defense sb
had to shoot him. be only wounded hhn,
however, and h ran down to th sea and
plunged In and brought about his own
Cn must wonder what a woman, situ
ated as th captain' wife was, eeold tad
to do to pas away th time. Attar build
ing bar house and getting th interior to
suit her, ah captured and domesticated
half a doaea tuurrsta. There wa abo a
specie of dove oa th Island, and sb built
a cot sad soon bad bait a hundred of thorn
about her. Then she transplanted viae
and flower to mak homelike surround
ings, and when time hung heavily on her
hand she cutaway at th underbrush or
gathered fire wood. Then wa a boauti
tul spring of cold water about a quarter of
a Km from bar house and on higher
ground. Vfth th ax left her ah cut
down and hollowed out small trees ustil
sb had a continuous lin of troughs from
tb spring to a pomt near th house, with
a supply of Water almost great enough to
run a mill wheel
One more startling adventure befell th
woman before she wa rescued. In fair
weather, whea she had nothing to do about
th house, sh was in th habit of taking a
masket and making tb circuit of the
Island, which wa a Journey of half a day.
Sh had returned from one of these excur
sions when shs cam upon thro Chines
Bailors from a Junk lying off th shore.
They had com ashor with an empty
water cask in search of water, and having
caught sight of her house were plundering
It On of th trio had his arm fnll of
good and was on his way to the boat
when, she came up. Her sudden appear
ance, coupled with the discharge of her
musket, tumbled the fellow into their
boat empty handed and left her the water
cask as a trophy. The junk hung about
the Island tor a day or two, evidently anx
ious to land, but mystified and afraid, and
finally sailed away and left her In peace.
It wa Just thirteen month and a day
from her landing before Mrs. Welle was
rescued. It might have been tar longer
but for John Le and his companion.
When they were taken aboard th Fo
hound they told of th woman having
been marooned, and after some tlm speat
tn locating the Island she wa found and
taken off. There were four men left to be
tried and punished by British law for
what had happened. When I asked th
old sailor about this he refused to explain.
When I pressed him be became sullen and
morose and would talk no more. He
wasn't hanged, of course, but the recollec
tion of a long term of imprisonment
wouldn't be very soothing to him.
IN CARTER'S PASS.
Chased by Inalans and a Mlraenleas B
A corporal and two men, Just three of
us and we left Camp Sheridan, at th
headwater of White river, Nebraska, to
open communication with th command
which wa expected to be encamped oa tb
Loup fork of the Platte, seventy-Are mile
to the southeast.
The red man was making his last fierce
fight, and the agencies had been deserted
by every buck who wa classed as a war
rior. Seventy-five miles to the southeast
meant at least seventy mile through a
country where Indian were likely to b
met with at any moment. The chance of
getting safely through was figured as one In
fifty. That was terrible odds, you'll agree,
bnt when an omner command a private
must obey. Llttls difference It would
mak to the general campaign whether our
sealps were "present and accounted for"
when winter came, or whether they bad
been hooped and dried and were hanging
at the belt of warriors,
Out into the darkness of a summer's
night rides the corporal, and we ride after.
The heavens are overcast,' and we are
scarcely clear of the camp before It begins
to rain. - It is well. - A rainstorm will
drive an Indian to shelter quicker than
bullets. The softened earth would leave a
plainer tsall, but that did not count. It is
only the flight of a bird which the Indian
cannot follow as unerringly as a blood
hound. Straight on Into the night, with a
steady lope which nothing breaks, and wo
are twenty miles from camp before we null
nn for ten minutes' rest. Then on again
another brief rest and when daylight
comes we have covered over half the dis
tance and our horses are still strong and
The cast reddens shadowy specters race
across the plains we can see th rock and
bushes to the right end left of us, and day
gradually dawns. 'Che upper rim of the
blood red sun Is just showing above the
ridges far away when we look back to th
northwest over our trait
Indiana! Like tigers they have kept the
trail through storm and darkness, and are
only three miles behind. They are bunched
aud we cannot count them, but there must
be a full dozen. W can bear a faint shout
as they catch sight of us, but noone is sur
prised at the spectacle or startled by the
shout. We had figured oa only one chance
In fifty. -
We now more on three abreast, The
horse would go off at th top of their
speed, but we pull them down and speak
soothing words. Th gait ia just a bit
taster than during the night. The Indians
will make a spurt and gain a mil or more.
We figure on that. Then will com the
test. Scarcely more than a mil separates
us when the pac settle down to sfsteady
sallon which would allow us to con verso
had w anything to say. Why talk f Miles
ahead is Carter's pass beyond that tho
plains and the Lonp. Behind are tn inai
an. If our horses tire out there I but
on hop for us dismount and stand the
red men off until help, arrives or w are
wiped out. Words would bs wasted. Tb
corporal looks back to gauge th distaaea,
and a be Increases or slackens th pao w
Tb entrance of th pass at laatl It is a
roadway a gully-twenty feet wMo, sep
arating two long and barren hills. It is
Or mile long, and tbeedgea of the hill
have been cut by storms until they sr.
bluffs, up which only an active mas can
clamber. Here and ther a great bowlder
ha dropped down her and ther tons of
earth hav fallen and raised ths natural
bed a foot or more. Beyond th pass tb
Indian will mak another spurt, and w
shall bav to increase tb pace. An -hour
more win settle ths matter.
There has been no shouting for tb last
hour. As tb corporal turns hi face after
a look over his shoulder we read tb new
. . M .411 L.
to SMGTSiiT It MbS .
expect they bad given over tb pursuit.
Tbey have even gained a little. As we
enter tb pas you might figure it on
chance in sixty. Half way through you
can makeit on In seventy. Terrible odds,
you say, but w were even grateful Now ,
we near iwr ,uv uin vwuu v.
ponies' feet, and It Is plain enough that
they are gaining, Every buck utters a
long drawn yell, and the impulse to to in
crease the pace. A look from tb corporal
checks this, and after a minute in nean
bntte regularly again.
What's thatr We are within half a mil
of tb end of th pass when a black object
suddenly appears ahead. Alor Indians r
Caugbt In a trap? Almost as speedily a
we can ask ourselves th question a buf
falo bull, head down and tail up, rushes
past us on the left hand, and be is followed
by another and another. Without a word
we check up and fall In behind tb cor
poral single file, and he tncraies th pace.
We seem to fly over the lout hundred red,
hugging close to th right hand bank, and
we are only clear of th pas when It la
choked with affrighted animate But tor
th great rock a few- yards to th right
w should hav been picked np tn that
rush. . A bait of thirty seconds would have
been eur doom. From right left from
th pass as far to the east and south as the
eye could discern was a solid mass of
stampeding buffaloes. Tb clatter of th!r
horn wo deafening; th tramp of th
thousands of hoofs mads tb earth tremble.
As th rush contracted at th pan hun
dred of animals went dowa to be hte rally
trodden Into the earth, while cores of
others wer lifted up by tb sane until
they were carried along as ships oath
surface of a rushing river.
By and by there was a rampart of dead
and dying so high that it could net be
Jumped over or broken through, and the
stampede bora off to the right. At tb end
of two hours th last animal able to mov
had passed out of sight find w drv
ahead for th camp on tb Loop. Next
day w rod through th pass again, thi
tlm at a walk. There wer dead buffa
loes, savage old bulls with broken legs,
patches of hair and blood and bones at in
tervals, scores of horns knocked off aad
flung into the banks Ilk so many spears.
" Had the Indians escaped? Never a one!
Tbey had not caught th alarm a soon a
w did, and seconds were minute there.
To go back was the only choice left them,
bnt that meant a rid of four mile and a
half before a stampede. Every pony had
gone down; every rider had been tossed
and trampled and flung about until you
could hardly believe that those objects had
one been human beings. M. QUAD.
One Girl's Work,
A few years ago a little girl applied to a
pastor In one of our large eitles for admis
sion into his Sunday school. She was told
that the classes were so full tber was no
room for her. aud that the ehnrch was so
small -that no more clusses eould be organ- '
ised. iucn aisappointea, tn inti gin
began to save pennies her family was
poor for tb purpose of enlarging th
ehurchsin order that sh and-other chil
dren Uk her might be accommodated.
She told no on of her ambitious purpose,
however, so that when the pastor of this
church was called to her bedsid a few
months later, to comfort btr in her sever
illness, he saw nothing unusual, only a
trail child of six and a half year. ,
The little sufferer died, and a week later
tber were found in her battered red
pocketbook, which had been her savings
bank, flfty-eeven pennies, and a scrap of
paper that told, in childish print, the story
of her ambition and th pur pes of her
self denial. . t .
' The story of that litue red pocketbook
and its contents, and of the unfaltering
faith of its little owner, got abroad. It
touched t he hmrt of saint and sinner alike.
Her inspiration becam a prophecy, and
men labored and women sang and children
saved to aid in its fulfillment. These fifty
seven pennies became the nucleusof a fund
that in six years grew to (250,000, and to
day this heroine's picture, life size, hangs
conspicuously in the hallway of a college
building at which 1,400 students attend,
and connected wttn which there are a
church capable of seating 8,000, a hospital
for-children named for the Good Samari
tan, and a Sunday school room large enough
to accommodate all the girls and .beys who
have yet asked to enter it A fairy storyf
It reads like one, but happily It Is not on.
Th little girl' name wa Hnttl May
Wiatt, and the institutions described are
located in Philadelphia. Harper1 Tonus;
The WITe of Shaltespearev
Shakespeare lost the sympathies ef th
world by marrying Anne Hathaway, a
woman eight years bis senior, who was
coarse and ignorant. Writer.
' The Keasoa for Bis Gloominess,
He had his hands deep tn his pockets and
was wandviimr nloomllv and almresalv
along the street when the cheerful llttl
man stoppca nun ana ssssa was cn
"Bad cold," he responded tersely.
"Oh, you'll gwtover that," said ths cheer
ful little man. -If that's all"
"It Isn't," he broke in shortly.
"Than what else troubles your"
"Oh, not just for a cold?"
"No. Two colds. ' '
"What do you meanf" asked the cheer
ful little man, after vainly trying to figure
the matter out. ' '
"Cold makes a man cross, doesn't itf
. 'Irritable and quick tempered?"
"Yes. There's nothing more aggravat
ing." "Well, I had a bad cold,"
"And the boss had a bad cold.
"That's all"-Chlcago Tribune.
A Cool Room.
"You know that our Mr. Rector here-
one of the best hotel clerks hi the business
once owned a hotel hi Denver. Well, one
tall they were putting an addition to th
house, and before they got the heating ap-
paretus in order a cold snap cam. Rector
out a genial manner " P1?
UT c dV5UKTn:
kick. One man came down, blue and shiv
ering, and said:
H 'See here, Rector, Pll have to hare
some other room. I'd frees to death up
there in another hour.' ...
- ""Cold, is it ? said Rector, a though be
didn't know there was a room In the house
cooler than summor heat.
" Coldf 1 should say so,' said the man,
'Why, all that room needs to make it a
first class cold storage warehouse and ice
bousa is a little sawdust oa th floor.' "
I OS BttlfillT YOUNG FOLKS-
INSTRUCTIVB AND INTERESTING
READINQ FOR VOUNQ FOLK:.
Tate;rama A Fasoinatins; Now
Canto for th Children Fash
Ion in Doll Babioa Graie
ful From Infan
cy, A Now Game----Toleerame.
BY HELKXA DEWEY LKEMIXO.
Any number can play thi game.
But aHarp wits at well ae pencils
are required, and it take more
thought than paper to make it inter
The object ia that each person shall
write a telegram of ten words, on a
riven subject, in a given time, the
word beginning with certain letters,
ia tbo order in which they have been
given out. ,
The easiest way to illustrate the
gams is to begin to play it. Ten dif
ferent letters are selected at random,
each person contributing one, and
avoiding th quite impossible x's and
i's. Then, when these are written in
order at the head of the sheet of pa
per, the timekeeper announces the
subject and gives the word to start
on th three or five minute contest.
Each letter must be an initial of one
of the words in the telegram, in the
order in which it is given.
A variety of subjects may be taken,
such as, "An Accident," "An Elope
ment," "A Message of Conjjnitnla
tion," "An Appointment," An Order
for something." , (
For instance, otic in playing the
rne the letters stood as follows: O. S.
LC.E.B. N. T. P., and the subject
was "An Accident."
The telegram read ' as follows:
"Grand smash np,' locomotive com
pletely exterminated. Break news to
The second was very laconic: "George
slipped opon lemon cortex. Elbow
broke, nos too. Pity."
The writer of a third explained that
the hero, Gerald, wa supposed to be
a small boy who was th sconrce of
much anxiety to his parents, as with
in a week h had eaten a nnart of
green apples with attending results,
broken two of a neighbor's window
panes, and been tosBed by a cow, and
now tried to mak a bonfire in theccl
lar. The telegram was supposed to ba
from his mother to his father, who
was out of town, and ran thus: ,
"Gerald submerged under layer cot
ton. Extremities burned. Nothing to
pay. ' '
At another time, when the subject
was that of an appointment, one
writer energetically gav not only the
appointment, but the answer to it,
and explained that the first tlegram
was from a brother, a society youth,
to his sister, who had married a conn
try parson just out of town, and who
sometimes missed her maiden gaye
ties; while the answer was from the
sister. . . ' - - .-
The letters were: F. E. P. I. G. G A.
6. N. O., and the telegram read:
"Fannie's eushre party incomplete.
Go. Carriage at seven. Nobby occa-
But the sister s dispatch was.
"Fire evangelists , nopped in. Grief.
Cook absconded suddeuly. No oppor
Votes may be taken for the clever
est telecrams. if desired: but the best
stake to play for is the mirth of th
. Tho Point of Vlow.
A writer in Babyhood says: Don't
be frightened by this portentous title,
thinking that an essay upon logic is
"to follow. I merely wisbjio direct at
tontion to the simple physical fact
that a child's point of view is some 2
or 8 feet lower than an adult's, and
that this will account for a great
amount of what is often taken for
V7 backwardness. Trvtne
experiment of holding your head
down to a level of 2K to 3 feet from
the floor oi any room or hall or stair
way m your house, and see the
changed aspect of things bearing in
in mind that the memory of your
customary range of vision is to be, for
the time being, obliterated. A nam
ber of objects.in the room will disap
pear entirely; the relative positions of
others wilt b changed; and there will
be a difference in the ideas of porpor-
tion from the usual ones. Imagine the
same conditions in- the street, or
park and spocially in a crowd of Deo
pie; in. the latter caw it amounts to
almost th diOcreneo between daylight
A child is often blamed for not be
ing more observant for instance.
after a walk, or a visit to store-
when, m fact, the adult had forgotten
that tbo little inquisitive eyes were
away down so low that their natnral
propensity to discover every curious
and interesting thing had had no- op
portunity to assert itself, and many
things which would otherwise have
been noticed and remembered were
It is nothina at alt uncommon to
see a child's playroom decorated with
pictures on the wall, alt pinned or
riasted at the level of the adult eves
It is patiretio to see the? strained eyes
and craned necks of the little victims
to the mistaken though well-meant
attentions as they examine with de
light their favorites. To get a fair
idea of the difference, we -have only to
imagine all our pictures hung at
a distance of 8 or 10 feet trora
the floor, and ourselves escorting
oar friends and asking them to
admire one after another. ; We might
also imagine tables 5 feet from tho
floor.chairs with back 6 or 7 feet
huh, etc., and we would then not be
surprised if we failed to bring immedi
ately to "mother" the book or spool
of thread "light there! Can't you
The subject lends me to add my
voice to tne recommendation to pro
vide moro child's furniture, i e., not
toy furniture, but chairs, sofas, low
tables, etc., for little children. If
could afford it I should have also
i f rsflnoa ninnn
made to order,
j proportionate si for my children'.
pUvroon, I behove my cirl and boy
i would "take to it" as ducks do to
at. since they already do. in a lim-
ited wav. to the large one, being de-
terred, I often notice, by the bugbear
of climbing npon the stool which in
the same proportion would stand to
me, at an altitude of 4 feet. .
. Grateful From Infancy, :
On aa Atlantic steamer bound for
Sew York a few years ago, th usual
entertainment for the benefit ot th
Liverpool Seamen's Orphanag was
projected. There happened to bo on
board a good many "professionals,"
actors and sinpers, who all promised to
take part but one. He kept aloof, and
stubbornly declined to assist.
As ha was the person most desired.
every effort was made to change his
mind, and the committee of arrange
ments at last applied to Mr. Barnnm,
who was a passenger, and becged him
to labor with the reluctant singer.
Mr. Barnum undertook the mission,
and after stating the case and making
his appeal, somewhat to bis own sur
prise the young man at once assent
ed. I refused all these people," said he,
"and I dislike exceedingly to take
part in that sort of entertainment;
but if you ask me, Mr. Barnum, I
cannot decline. I am glad to do any
thing that will please you."
Sir. iiarnum felt much compliment
ed, but protested a little, when the
man continued. . . -
"You did me a great favor once. Mr.
Barnum, and I have never forgotten
it. You may not recall it but I am
under great obligations to you."
V.yV Iicsitated the great snow
man, "1 must confess thatl don t re
call -I don t remember any circum
stances, and yet your face is familiar.
Where was it we met?"
"Oh, it was thirty years ago, Mr.
Barnum. 1 took the first prize at
our first -baby show! I've always
elt grateful to you." Tit Bits.
Fashion In Doll Babies. -"Don't
youlike doll babies, Bessie?"
asked a pretty young . Philadelphia
woman of the small four-year-old
daughter of one of her New York
"Dwacious, nol I'se gwowed up,"
was tlie prompt reply. "I like oon
ladies with real clothes." . .
The Philadelphia woman was con
"What does she mean?" she asked,
looking up at the pretty, frivolous
mother. r -
"Oh, Bessie is a real little woman of
the world," was the answer.. , "She in
sists en having all her dolls dressed in
the very latest fashion. Most of them
come from Paris, , and really,, with a
laugh, I believe keeping . them in the
fashion gives me more trouble than
keeping myself there," and she smiled
in a pleased, indulgent way. ,
The fashion in dollies has changed,
Once they were useful ia teaching the
young "mammas" how to sew, but
nowadays a little girl who receives a
doll as a gift would bi greatly aston
ished and chagrined if her bisque or
waxen ladyship were not attired in a
stylish visiting dress, and also accom
panied by a trunkful of clothes ready
or an demands oi iastnonable occa
sions. Hie children's doll parties of
today arj counterparts of grown-up
people's receptions, and the toilets of
the dolls rival the most elaborate
costumes of "sure enough ladies" at a
At many of the ' fashionable shops
in town orders are . taken for dolls
dressed in all the peasant costumes of
Europe, every article of the dress to
tne smallest detail being accurately
copied. The'costumes are shown by
colored prints, irom whih selections
are made and the order is sent abroad
to be filled. -
What Bennla Old.
Bennio Baker liked raspberry shrub
very much, and one day when he
came into the kitchen
just opening a bottle of it,
'O-h-h-h!" cried Bonnie, smacking
'It isn't for you," said, niamnm.
Neddy Ames is sick with the measles,
and I thought that a little shrub
might taste good to him, poor little
'Oh!" It was a different "oh" from
the first one. "Could I have some
if I had the measles, mamma?"
"Yes, if you wanted it."
"Did I ever have "em?"
"No; and I don't want you to bo
over to jeauys nome tor a long time,
or you ii eaten tnem."
"iiow do loiks catch em ma
"By going where thev are sick with
them. Run out and play, and don't
corner. narper xoung feo
pie. A Good Answer.
There b no reason why every person
who has the knack of clever and easy
expression Bhonld "rush into print
and the remarkably bright wile of
Friedrich von Schlegel, the German
writer and philosopher, evidently re
alized this fact.
She was constantly being urged by
her friends and admirers to write, but
smile was her usual reply. , She
thoroughly appreciated her husband's
genius and success, but one day, when
asked why she "wasted" so much
time knitting, instead of finding some
occupation more suited for her bril
liant talent, she replied, placidly
"I have never heard that there are
too many stockings in the world, but
I have often heard it said that there
are too many books. So it seems to
me it is more praiseworthy for me to
auiu . duwi itui man w v & i w tm wvsivt
And in this opinion her well-cared-
lor husband fully coincided.
On One Condition,
The Harrisbnrg Telegraph telle
new story of the shrewdness of Presi
dent Lincoln in dealing with trouble
some questions of military discipline,
A private soldier had knocked down
hh captain, and a court martial had
sentenced him to the Dry Tortugas,
His friends stirred themselves in his
behalf, and prevailed upon Judge
Schofield, a personal friend of the Pres
ident. to intercede in his behalf.
Lincoln paid close attention to all
that Schofield had to offer and then
I tell you Judge, yon go right down
to the Capitol, and get - Congress -to
pass aa act' authorizing a private
soldier to knock down his captain.
Then come back here, and I will pan
don vour man."
The )odge saw the point, and with
drew with a broad smile on bis lace.
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Main Traveled Roads, by Hamlin Garland.
In Office, Bogy. The latest sensation
Cssars Column "
Whither are We Drifting, Willey
The Farmers' Side. Senator Peffer of
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Emmet Bonlore, Reed. A new book of engrossing interest by a
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The Great Red Dragon,. Woolfolk.
Pizarro and John Sherman, Mrs. Todd
Money Monopoly, Baker
Our Republican Monarchy
Labor aad Capital
Tea men of Money Island, Norton.
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Geld, Shilling. This book should be in
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Cushing's Manual of Parliamentary Rules
Smith's Diagram and Parliamentary Rules
Roberts' Rules of Order
Seven Financial Conspiracies
Labor and Alliance Songster, words
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