The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, January 13, 1893, Page 3, Image 3
THE AMERICAN 3 Aemt v . AllC h limws A4 I'e4 m t i. tot At If e lell t Kr r4" a4 r1 wt4 w he Ant 4 a rtit A. (Hk AM fiA a4 -ii wiitM ' Att'Ml tfc ir ' , Hwl la Wl4ta. rla n,M ft r a4 mm$ tr dnlm. -utt ltp A aung -At liw fttttif Ar4 tw.fi n tw r iwti,i r . Aa4 tail th far Una wea lr. Tt la lha fca.l dialnno Am . An4 el lumitfli f lh "r . I,aa Marrda VAN(;KV KKYKMiK, 1 wih lo ea Ml l .irr " aatd Vaoce Whitney U Ilia acrvant who answered hit Impatient ring l Ihe door of Ihe l,etr mansion and he sired a toward the (mrler. Ho had not to wall long. lhe door swung noiselessly, and Olive lesier came hrlnklngiy toward hint Ha advanced eagerly to meet hen llul he thrank from him covering liar face with hr bund Olive, ray little Olive," ha anUL trying to taka her hands from hor face. "No, no!" wronehing herself away from him. "I'm not your Olive any mora, Vance: 1-1 don't " -What OllveP" "I don't love you. 1 thought I did, till he came. 1 have pro ml nod to be his wife. Don t blame mo, Vance don' t look ao at mo." "Whose wlfo have you promised to boP" he demundod almost fiercely. She murmured something very low, but he caught the name. You were almost my wife, Olive," be said, la a passionate whisper, and he was ray friend. 1 may for give you, but I will never forgive him. The next Instant Olive was alone and Vance Whitney was hurrying down the streot lie remembored that morning, as he otood la Ernest Kvremont's spacious library, just 10 years from that day, his hand closing, with an Iron grip upon a paper It held. "Have mercy! God knows. I was only tempted to do it in the hope to ave from beggary and ruin my wife and child, lie merciful for her sake. Vance." For her sake you stole from me, with deliberate beguiling," Vance said, with bitter sarcasm as thrust ing the paper la his pocket, he left the room. As ho was descending the steps of the veranda outside, a shower of roses came pelting in a fragrant aval anche upon him, and a laugh tweet as the trill of a mocking-bird, gur gled out from somewhere among the . blossoms. He flung a dark look overhead, and he saw peeping at him through the leaves two eyes, black with mis- -fci$voti "7uu and sparkle, two round dimpled arms, overflowing still with roses. The child started a lltllo at sight of his face, and dropped hor rosea saying in a voice as sweot as the laugh had been: "I am sorry I thought It was papa." v ance Whitney gazed at the pretty croature like a man in a tranco. Sud denly he turned, and swiftly ro raced his slops to the library, In which Krnest Kvremont still sat, his head bowed to the table in the extremity of his despair. Vance pained in the doorway and looked at him. "Krnest" he said, "there is one condition on which 1 will forgive this wrong, and that othor deeper one you 4 Id mo long ago." Name 11" "Glvo mo your child." He almost recoiled from the look of despairing anger with which Kvre mont rogarded him. My child, my little Olive! Mun, wroteh, dastard, what Is it you iwkP What has my pretty darling done that you should wish to harm hor!" Ho held out his arms as ho spoke, and the child, who. hud descended from the veranda roof, sprang Into thorn, i would not harm a hair of hor head, Ernest," he said la a low voice. What, thonP" ' "You have other children I have neither wife nor child, (jive me this chltd to dwell in my desolate homo, to rear teoderly, carefully, as you could rear her; give her to me, to be my wife in time. You will nolP Then take the consoquonooa" He turned away, and Kvremont groaning, let the child slip from her powerful arms to the floor. Hut she clung to him, saying, In hor soft, weet voice: Oh, PAlpa, papa, what shall I do or you?" "Olive," he said suddonly, "would you go and live with that man away , from all of us. to save mamma and tne, and Ueorglo and Fred, from a groat, great trouble:"' She darted from the room and over took Vance Whitney at the avenue gate, She was breathless with run ning, so that sho could not speak, but olzed his hand, and drew him unre eistlngly back to her father. "You accept my conditions?" Vance domanded, as ho entered the library again. "I muBt, if she will go with you willingly, " Kvremont said, brokenly. The June afternoon was bright the Juno rosos hanging In as vivid clus ters as thoy had that morning a week before, whon Olive Kvremont had peltod Vance Whitney with them, lint Olive hersolf, as she came out under tholr drooping fragranco. and entering the waiting carriage, was driven away to her future home, the grand, gloomy house in which Vance Whitney lived had changed very much in that short week. She looked pale and ill poor child, and thore were groat, dark rlna about the poft, bright eyes. Vance Whit ney led her into tho house with state ly 4 riMiii.. wtittfi as tfc.nm M 4 air ! the wite i a I the saia, IhnU't tttt ftf fcr fl Him l Kit, H'aa jM rtf 1r aa4 -l a atr4 it ft " M u a4 Mar nnii im f4 foa him ta a flooJk t rti a -wilia ill OlitA 1 am a lonrlj, . mm. hu I r t wiak fcai'M ' And Uat tt ljmn t ratf li-t'l on ol i.i lrmoat IU nit ht I pry lmtl. IfKni iiviy cruiili, nilon thnt moay or lh tiiA ai ti(ut kin'lnf itniid jnNnir for hr. IMivahal Mta mi iirr iian tmtiil) t tiftn a oh rlu thrtujih rMr In tlta rviim ol hor trani gmti.lnn anil he grvw In ttm ipnt.) nt hum In the grand hoiir wlili li Hir i'o ml ii a ixmnd to (ill wltli unMiitm Aa OIIe grw tidier and (Wi ognlypd alitaly whnt Ihnl fnie wtm to which aim whs di'ttlmni ili grow ltnnt and hy and uiicummunlcntUa. even with her inothnr. At clghtwn she wni n much love lier than Olive llor. her mother, had boon a a mon roue Iron U lovo I lor than Iti plainer sisters whose stem are unsheathed In velvety em erald. it was another Juno afternoon when Vanco Whitney sought her presence In the protiy boudoir. She exported him. She lifted the aliky black oyelashos. and dropped them again quickly at eight ol him. not noting that he looked like a mun who had paaed the night in watching. "Olive," he said, taking her hand gently. Hut she drew it away troni him. He shut his eyos a moment and his face whitoncd a little. Then ho wont on: "I have learned to lovo you In these years as 1 boliove man never loved woman before. Till lately I thought nothing could make me yield you. ltut 1 will not have a loveless wife. My child, you are as free as though you had never seen me." He put a sealod envelope la her hand directed to Krnest Kvremont and said, 'the carriage wails your commands." and he left her. Free from tho hateful bond free" she murmuied, dashing the tears from her eyos, and wondering what made her heart sink so. "Now for home dear, dear home." Hut she crlod all the way, try as she would not to. They were surprised somewhat at home to see her, but glad, and heard her story with varied emotions. Kr nest Kvremont,. as he dropped upon the flames the little paper to which he had wrongfully, and to such last, ing punishment put another's name, Sra hla phllri t.A Vi I m unri irlaaarl tiAi. Kadly. Suddenly she lifted her beautiful eyea dim with tears, her little hands extended In entreaty: "1'npa, mamma. I'm going back, Come with me and toll him what never, never can." Vance Whitney sat In his lone li brary, just as he hud Hat ever since he saw the last gllmpso of Olive en tering the carriage his attitude hopolcMs, his oyos seolng only va cancy. Mrs. Kvromont could hardly see him for tears; his desolato life had been a living reproach to her. "Vance," she said gently, hor voice broken, "my littlo girl cannot be happy away from you. Sho wants to come bii'k and live with you always. May sho;1" Ho turned with a HuhIi, volcolosftly extending his arms. A Mender littlo figure glided from tho shadows by the door and nostlod in thorn, sob bing. "You don't love moP" he questioned Incredulously, holding hor cIomo. "Yea I do; I do; 1 do: but if you hadn't sent mo away from you, I'm afraid I should nover have found it out" So the old pain and wrong were swallowed up in overwhelming joy. New York News. All 1 1 ! A' iIi.HkiI, A funny story is told of two French noblomon and a favorite actress. The Frenchmen woro suitors of the lady and both soomod to bo equally esteemed by hor. It appears that In Franco, as well as In many other co un trie a lock of hair Is consid ered a signal pledge of tender pasxlon. Mllo. Kortha glories In tho possession of auburn ringlets, and would not part with one of thorn for loss than a duchy. Hor admirer however, hap pened to have hair of tho same golden hue as that of tholr common love. Each boggod a tre s of hor hair in oxofuingu for a lock of hU own, to hich the charming croature readily aHenlod; and. without touching a single hair of her head, cunningly mamtgod to elToct an exchange of parcels by which eaoh gentleman re ceived a curl of his rival s capillar los. The count now wears the bar on's hair next his heart and the bar on sloops with the count's lock under his pillow. Million. Ilftl!'llllt!. Softsodder. on tho cars Soe that young ludy across tho aitdeP Just note the Intel loctuallty of hor fuco. Sourby, groutily Yarp! SofUoddor As fair as tho daughter of the gods, as intellectual as Mlnorvat Oh, to hoar her voice, to Miss Lyddy (i recoup, the subject under dlsousBion l'lease excuse me, mintor, but kin you tell me where we are at? I'.imll.T Hlrttoml. Mta Klderly I doa't care anything for sooloty. Heaven be pralxod. I am satisfied with being In my own com pany. Mr. Hlunt You are altogether too modest, Miss Klderly Texas Slft-Ings. HICAVm rt ANTAVIOhA, SI ! ! a ! K Mr- I I roltima rl the Metff t ! ltt trjr t h wtt)-tM )( 'A lA Ike Nh tli aant,t)t) tlir. tcaa this cHr for li tui iar4 lai wany !. i atHitiittKa wtii, k (Mm Ua Aji of ha ,m,s1 ftwf a tat Hi ill vA of Xhm i-ivM an wrt tmli4 fr lh r tt a4 for IHHjp a well at III KmIUIU t llmr vaaota Nn-itly the lt anoan f thrwa uHt ar itite rlly the Toitor I'Unintion on mtice npily Untilii a thr ware tlirt-a lav. Ihcy aac ilalpl lima etitindlng fivnt tha lltlanla ep Mlia Ilia mainland on the aonlhrra lank nf the rlvvr mllaa l- k Into the ln lands l"oHr's ginia. a a part of ihe liliift. iHivennd with maive, niis fa tootiod oaks was Known, at farnotiA a ltotiavcntuio. In "White'a Matt. IW' pulllhml nearly tifty yor ago. I a full Illustration of the spot 'I hone place, an grand a ever In natural iNiauiy and productiveness, nro still there but lu old plantation life and ciihIohh nri no mora. The dccndant of thoou who ware once lord of the manor now live at the North ami foul no Intercut in the homos of Iholr ancestors. The .'ot ter p)ac nearest tho city, known as "The Orange, " which was sold sev eral yours ago. has bocomo a fnrmlng settlement. Tho river front Is a high bluff covorod with majestic trees. A good road extends from that point through the contor of the plantation to tho AugtHta road and the Charleston and Savannah railway, a distance of two miles Tho land on each aido is laid olT In small farms, l'robably there is no spot in the country so well adapted for truck gardening. Tho land is fertile and the moans of getting tho produce to market are unrivaled. Nothing would be more in keeping with the progress of the Hge than that this old plantation should become the cen ter of a colony of prosperous furmers. THE BLACK HOLE. A Natural Curloally In Vlrglnln, mid How It ItlimpMi.rMl. Up until about the middle of April, 181)0. the "Black Hole of Middle Mountain" was ono of the best known of Virginia's natural curiosities, the Natural Hridge, of course, always ex cepted. Tho Black Hole was a natur al well about twenty foot in diameter, situated at the foot of Middle Moun tain on the farm of A. IL Slitllngton In 1'ocahontaH county. It was of un known depth and locally believed to be poisonous from the fact that cattle, horses and other animals in common refused to drink of tho water, although almost famishing from thirst Black Hole has boon known since at least 100 years before the opening of the Revolutionary war, and was given the name It bore because Its waters looked as black as Ink, even though the eyes of the beholder were not more than two foet distant from its surface. Whon dlppod out by the cup, pall or barrolful it appoared as cloar as crystal the original coal black ap pearance being a phenomena never satisfactorily accounted for. At about tho time montlonod In the opening. Black Hole, whioh had stood with its waters at a uniform level for two centuries of white man's history (during which time the water line had novor In the loast been af fected by Hood or drouth,) auddonly disappeared. One Varner, who lives on the Slitllngton farm, was tho first to dlscovor and announce what wai considered a neighborhood calamity. Ho had gone to salt the cattle which UHunlly congregated in tho shade around tho brink of the pool, and was amazingly iiHtonlHhed to find that the old "bottomless well" hud suddonly bocomo a thing of the past Its waters had boon mystonously drain ed 1 Its sldos had fallen In and the black hole had truly - perished off tho faco and out of tho depths of the earth." """'what Ha U, The tramp had appealed for a dime and had it safe in his pocket Why don't you go to work?" asked tho donor of the dime. "I don't have to." ho ropllod. Why notP Have you enough money to live onP" No, sir, but I have a position, sir." "Hut I thought you said you didn'f work." I don't" "And you haro no prlrate for tuneP" The tramp smiled negatively. Then what kind of a position do you holdP" "I'm the connecting link between labor and capital SeeP" Detroit Free I'rosa. Truly a Tomporary linraajrvment. Jeweler Those mourning oar-rlngs are very durable and will last a long time. Widow Thon I don't think I really want them, unions you are willing to exchange them foraomo other jewelry later on. Texas Sittings. A (Irmiri Nrlirai., "I save money under this new tar iff on tobacco " said lilnks. Tell us how you do it" put in Lathers, "I'd llko to do it myself." I smoke ono thlrty-cont cigar now, whero I used to smoke two twenty flvera" Harper's Bazar. All Ahlft lifrn. He Ah, my flrt wife! She loved me, but you don't She That's because whon I mar ried you I promlnod not to love an other woman's husband. Smith, Gray & Co.'s Monthly. Nil IxtuM il It. Ralph There In one thing 1 notice, that every girl likes to have hor fin ger In. Kobort What Is thatP Kalph An engagement ring. KOWKIl IU lioNY I) ANUS. Tt rM'tl JOt I V.MOAf Or IHI MtHtlU KAN, Ho the m4MMltlM tMifltl oa ttaai ! wt 4 IK. tfe4lH. Ajf aailcr (amltlar elih Teil litre amr wlUMljo.i th atrj l tfc j.i!j .Ui ,.t II,.- Maitha kaae and lha craw f it, tml Ur ahe caira 1h Wtnd a a lii II. aaily Init of 0 nnt i-cntiiiy, and tuns tlikt Ida Maitha mh alialilp In command ol alapiain Maw k ) thn rttlUdnlpltla 1 lmi Among tho of hi allintf noun tit thotii Hod for ciii-iin and Knl)ni ha wa tamoiia for nnparalU:d cru elly and cold l.loodod l.ncliy. Among Um captive aim c rricd on Uil, her Ut o)ngc, m a netfro prince, a follow ol more than ordi nary lntlllgcnci who was moved by his own autlcrings and llio.o of It in H)oplo that ha arranged a plan for their dolh pi-nnciv 1 lie plot wan thai whon the hold um opened to let down food to litem certain of llioiu woro to lend their back to others to leap to the deck, where a mull wa to be niiulo upon the crew and olllcort who were lo be knocked down and snoiircd. 1 ho Hint part of this plnn worked very well. Ihe cnptivca lea pod to the deck and piling toward tholr tormentor but the latter being armed una the miserable slaves being weakened by privation and tho want of air, they woro knocked down and killed with ;uts ot tho eulliiMHOK and t'to olllcora' pUtols until tho blood llowod off the deck In rlvulot.i, when tho bodies were thrown to I lie sharks Hint hung about tho vessel an If In anticipation of the feast that was fur nished thorn. Some of tho slaves woro not yet doad whon thoy woro thrown overboard, thore to find a speedy ondiug In the jaws of thoso horrid soa wolves . Tho hatchos wore thon hammorod down upon tho remaining human cargo, who, as a punishmont, were thus doprived of free air for the day or two that woro loft before tho ship was to make port Hundreds died, their rooking bodies polluting the foul air of tho hold still more. Many went mad and bit and lore tholr com panions who were too weak to defend thomselves. That Captain Hawke would thus jeopardize his freight seems incredlblo, but tho man's cruelty got tho bettor of his greed; besides. It was a matter of courso that a good percentage would die on the voyngo. Hut for the prlnco who had planned tho revolt was rosorvod the weightiest punishment of all. Ho was stripped nuked and lowered into the water, where the sharks woro allowed to snap at his limbs before he was drawn up again, tearing them away almost Inch by inch. Ho was crazed by hun ger and thirst, as well as his suffer ings, and going quite mad, cursed the ship. Its captain, olllcors and crew, foretelling that tho vessel would burn by fire sent from heaven, and that such of the crow as did not perish In her would bo doomed to haunt these waters evor more. Hut ho dlod arald the jeering of the wretches about him. That night howovor, the rigging was found to bo on fire, the llamos descending Instoad of flaring upward, and licking tho men from the decks as if thoy had been so many knots of wood. Tho captain nnd two of his olllcers and throo or four of his mon (led lo tho jolly-boat, and succeeded in launching her upon tho stormy water that surrounded tho whip, al though beyond her tho sea lay tran quil. Whon tho men woro gone and the jolly-boat had pulled away, the llames ceased us suddonly as thoy came, and the slave carno trooping up from tho hold unharmed. 'J hoy lloatod about for a day or two until they woro discovered by an outward bound ship, whon thoy told their wonderful story, but forgot to add how, whon tho flames had dlod away, tho crew of tho jolly-boat had triod onco more to board the vewioJ, thoy were boalon buck by tho dosporate blacks. Since thon the jolly-boat has been often soen, so sailors doelaro in those waters, with her crow pulling away for dear life, but when overtaken they are soen to be only nakod skeletons looking back over their shoulders with hldoouH grins nnd tholr eyos ablaze with a horrid Ore not of earth. This boat invariably runs before the fear ful gales that are exporlonced on this coast ' and every captain who sees this spectral craft dancing before him keeps his weathor eye open. An old sailor, who now pulls a fish and oyster boat in this port tells the fol lowing atofy of the Martha Kane's ghostly crew. I saon her twicet Onco when I Was bos'n on tho Bo tor Snelling. bound for Kngland. when late one af ternoon tho man at tho wheel sung out Boat out yondor, sir. ' nnd sho' 'nough on looking 1 soo a littlo Itoat bobbin' up and down in tho water with six or seven person in her, Thoy looked like thoy was pullln' tow'ds us, and the captain give orders to lay to, but them follcrs didn't seem to mok no progress, an' lat it struck mo what she wa so I tolls the mate, but he juHt larfed an' said, Don t boa fool Hill,' ao up I shot Hut by and by we bore down on hor and wo see thar was only dead men in hor, with rotten oars still gripped in their bony huncK "That night the l'otor Snolllng was struck by a hurrienno and wont down with all on board 'copt me and a man Thlmblorigg. Tho next time I saw her I was. out horo in the bay fishing, whon a fog swept down suddon liko, an' I lost all bice of land, when .est ahond of mo niovin' in a blob of rod light that lookod like blood I soe a little boat come dancin' over tho ' av i4 I M Moil tf V twaai rrt -i4 Alla'l up ! k Id Irt r.ite t'm l-il I kurt1 Iwll.-r ttaa that i I h4 e4 rs In via, I f the ei'po t 4irc lion a4 1 1 I'J loitnt (Kill' lit IMK MU MV All AA. fttt4li r t t4 Ml e MMW 14 K . blow ine rl4 la Of and at.l Until mafhia ia- fxiMvl l,i htm Into th t Imtila. Im! tie tn) r4 tt ami h an4 hta rmiiil altnoat put him iin4r lha Attn, a pal iinhandaowta eoifa Now Nlit.-.nr Is wit laf lit alar a lha sui la- of lha aacth lul ha a new in. ihml of Iraveltng aceenlliif li Ilia Srtii ranclatsi Cainlwai Ha Iiv In Nix lb Oakland and li a aVil'ful me. Imniiv haxlng worked for many jeoia In Iron foundries In Hits a',lv I In has a lltllo shop In which lie ha built his marliinn Hint, I lo be III llH'OllllltlVC, In uppem inn tht locomotivo ta a dlcil Willi a aleatii engine on lint deck A Inrce tank la provided lo hold pe troleum for fuel Al euch aide of the aUvl n aerie of clamp, not tuilika I ho section chain of a cliuln pump, 'I lieco aro miiilo with sharp heels rained and towered by a sort of walk ing Ileum and al the aamo lime pres sed backward by a second shaft oper ated hi similar fashion. Th's atenm sled moves forward readily on the floor of N-hlesor'a workshop though tho jolting is uncoiiilorlHblo lo pas. songers even on this short trip. The Inventor ways It will go much faster and smoother over Ice and hard snow, and to travel over I no and hard snow I the uho for which the sled Is do vlnoil. Sch loser doclaros that on his sled bo will try to roach the most northern latitude ever reached by man. Ho laughs scornfully when any ono says to ill in that to reach the North l'olo Is ImpoHHlble. He says that no one has ever made the iillompt with proper equipment. Ho has no faith In the uho of dogs for (Iriiwlmr stodges. "Si earn. " says ha "must provldo tho power for man to roach tho North l'olo." Tho application of ktoam to his slod he dooms to supply the prac ticable moans of making the perilous trip over the ice and snow fields. A man lo whom ho was explaining his machine ventured to suggest that fuel may not roadlly be procured in the lco of tho Arctic circle. Sch loner was ready with his reply. A considerable quantity of petroleum can be carried In the tank, he ex plained. Then blubber can be used to make tire under his boiler. "Hy es tablishing stations I can keep up nty supply of fuel," ho said, with that delightful vagueness and surety that belongs to the enthusiast - While criticising other explorers for their laok of equipment, Schloser also criticises them for selection of the wrong time for making the trip. Tho depth of winter, when the - snow is frozen hard and tho Ice Is thick. Schlesor say A is tho tlmo for travel ing ovor tho white flolds. He duos not fear the extreme cold, and says that In (lormany. whore he was born and lived during his youth, ne was noted for his ability to endure intense cold. Kocontly ho has boon eovoral times to the Ion works on Townsond street in Sun F'rancisco to test his resistance to cold and emerges from the ice house In his heavy coat and fur cap, plcnHod at tho result of hisexper merit Schloser has In this country no kin to restrain hltn from making an at tempt to reach the North l'olo on a steam sled. Ho has some property, and this ho proposes to use to fulfill his intention of steaming ovor the Iceland to the ultimate North. xIuvhImi- ri' I . I'Mdienri. It has long been known that d la monds especially the class known as "rose diamond" are likoly toex plodo If sub.ectod only to what would Moem a very ordinary degree of hent such a strong rays from the sun, eta It is now believed that the explosions are the result of tho rapid expansion of certain volatile liquid Inclosed In cavities noar the centor of tho prec ious stones. A great many diamonds even though cut mounted and worn as gems of perfection, ore still in an unfinished condition that la the liquid drop from which the stone Is being formed has not as yet deposited all of Iti "fiure crystals of carbon." Those movable drops may occasion ally bo soon with the naked eye. When this is the cane a strong micro scopo will give the drop the appear ance of a bubble in the fluid of a car penter's level. It is also highly probable that besides the liquid men tioned thoso cavities may contain gasos of great tension. This being ihe case, one may readily compre hend bow a very small amount of heat would cnuso tne liquid and gaa to ex pand to such a degroe tint the dia mond would give way with all the characteristics of a miniature explo sion. Wh.T M ,,, ,,i .,.,.r rn llila to ll. Stammering depends on a want of harmony between the action of the muscloN (chiefly abdominal) which expel air through the larynx and that of the muscles which guard the ori fice by which it escape with that of those which modulate tho sound of to the form of speech. Ovor eithor of the group of muscles by Itself a stammerer may have as much power as other people, but he cannot har moniously arrange their con olnt ac tion. Nervousness is a frequent cause of stammering. Ills possible that the defect in some instancos may result from malformation of the parts about tho back of the mouth. Tho fact that stammering people aro able to sing their words bettor than spoak them has been UMiall.v explained on the supposition that in singing the glottis is kept open so that there is loss liability to spasmodic action. Brooklyn Kagle. ANIMAlft AT LAr A 1'al at.oaj , i ttlda IO . lt.a.a realty It wilting Itvtaf that !, al thiiw insm n4 itf lei play Ma im M smmi Ik Hll ot urM Wf'j twait'ittil & lata, u daae ea fcmii ami i(f la tha ! it .t f fafl pa-liwuf I aaaM fr (-t A Kama whUh I saw plmjt.il tr A lltH'N tt gaa It wa fully a pieta a eat I atrwr aa platr4 ft bund of school lioj a driving abin j Vr una of lha lateral canal la Nut Votk ataUt whm I aa la the water a ltmk of about noon while f ! all with llialr necks craned out and lieiilln In a tal of great as rlietnont lha cam of their peculiar noise Wa ation Appatetil. Una gnttaa about ttu-e.i rod it Im. of lha other jutt then Miioini from a dive the moment hl he ml showed above water liie real hull swntu, hall (lew tor him, with Ilia wildest, aorl of ejaculations In goima Inngiingn. He wailed until lliev were close lo him and lhn dived again, liver the spot Ihey all groiiped, anil chnllered nnd gobbled precisely Ilka buy under liko circum stances. stopped my horse and watched. A minute later the goal goose came up again; once morn several rods away, Thon tho chase wa repealed willi renewed shouts nt If every one sniil There lie Is! Them ho Is! After bi n! 'lha Intense Interest and glee 0 hiblted by t icsn goose wbs what you would call human, t am more In clined to cull our boys' sports vory goosey. For not only is here the origin of hide nnd seek, but there Is no one of the slmplor games of child hood that you can not lind imi tated by some of tho creatures that lontr preceded us on the mirth. If you will study carefully those flies around your gas chandelier, gen orally In the center of the room, you w 11 seo that I ey are pi ylng a ver- 1 nblo game of tag. Leap frog is not ory dltVorent from what 1 have seen played by lambs, who start a race and leap over each other. Two kit tens that we owned l uvea tod a game of "Dixie's Land." This, in some form, is not uncommon among ani mals. It sooms to Involve the Idea of private proporty. One kitten took possession of a newspaper spread on the floor and the other, by all sorts of subterfuges, would undertake to tres pass on that sheet while the occu pant guarded It at nil points. At last by a bold dash, number two leaped Into the disputed territory and In a cyclone the paper was torn to tatters. It was our part of the game to supply papers. A Cleveland gentleman relates how a Skye terrlor and a Persian cat car ried this game a stage further, till It becamo deud earnost Kaeh really wanted the rug in front of the fire, and the strife often Involved strategy, Ono day 1'orsia had been dosing happily on the rug, and Skye trleflT wheedling In vain to get her off. Suddenly ho ran to a window, jumped ' on a stool and, looking out barked furiously. J'ersla's curiosity was ex cited and sho rushed to tho window to see who was the foe or Intruder when Skye quickly jumped down, rushed for tho rug and curled up in tho ralddlo of It leaving puss to find out his gamo. The next time that 1'ersla found him on tho coveted spot it was ber turn. She murched Into the corner and began an apparently much-relished foast on tho pin, to of bones. Jealous dog rushed for his share, and puss quickly seized the rug. A LITTLE HEROINE, ha Navoa Two Officer a nil AvrrU Tfln nrtMKi Trsiffdy. The nows of an oxcltlng Incident In tho mining regions of Oliver Springs, I'enn., was brought to the Cincinnati Commercial (ia.otte by Captain (ioorge Plumadore. who lives near that point A bold plot to murder Lieu tenant Patterson and Colonel Sovior had been arranged, and it wa frus trated by tho pretty little duu?h'er of Captain Jahn Trlpleit of Owensboro. The particulars of how the child out wilted tho miners and prevented a tragedy are highly Interesting. The girl live with hor molhor in the heart of the mining region, and on that Saturday night she had been out to visit a frlond In the nelgbborhood. It was after dark when she started back alone, and whon half the dis tance had been gone she was seized by a numbor of minors who were con oealod In a thicket One of the men topped bor erles by placing his hand over her mouth, and Anally gagging hor. i She was bound, and the leader said that If she did not do as dlrectod she would meet a horrible fate. A torch was lighted and a pon and paper pro duced.. She wae ordered to .write a letter to Lieutenant Patterson and Colonel Sovier. who wore attending court at Clinton, to come to Fort Bot tom, whore they could capture Lead ford, one of the escaped leaders in the recent coal riots. Thoir purpose. Captain I'lumadore atatos, was to murder the two olllcors. She wrote the message and was re leased. After reaching home she told tbo story to her mother and. sad dling a horse, rode two inllos to a telegraph station, where she sent a message to the o.tlcera telling them to pay no attention to tho letter ai it was a plot to murder them. It was recolved just kn tlmo, a tho miners had undertaken lo deliver tho letter by speoial carrier. Tho p ioplo in the mining section regard the girl as a littlo heroine. Sho U fifteen years of age. I imlloyeil porl. Little Dick Papa, I wish you'd buy mo n II sh-pole. i'npa Thore are no fish In thai stream. Little Dick Well than you won't have to go 'long to take 'em oS th' book Good News.