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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
M. LrTBOJIt, rablUlur.
BED CLOUD, " - NEBRASKA.
" Yes, actually. I heard him myself.
Did you ever.'U-
Bliss Rofrie Green, for all answer,
looked unutterable things. Miss Posie
Green took off her sundown and fanned
herself vigorously with it. She looked
warm; her face was flushed with feeling
no lew than with the weather. She and
her sbter were no longer as youthful as
their names fcuggeated. Moreover, ir
ritation brings out the lines and wrinkles
of a face, and it is unquestionably irri
tating to be passed over for a slip of a
thing with a doll-baby face, not one's
own flesh and blood at that.
"It's all pa's fault," Miss Rosie pur
sued, presently. " He does spoil that
girl so abominably. There will be no
enduring her presently."
" I shouldn't be one bit surprised if
Mr. Leonard makes so much of her just
to please pa. Men are such time-servers.
Of course it's to his interest to
keep in pa's good books "
"There they go now!" cried Miss
Rosie in an excited whisper, flying to
the window, and peeping through a
crack in the shutter.
"For goodness' sake, don't give her
the satbfaction of seeing you look at
" I don't care whether she sees me or
not not a rush. That old pink calico
on ! I do think she might have had the
decency to make herself look respecta
ble, riding out with pa's young man."
" Pa's young man ! What a way to
"Well, isn't ho, for the present?
He's reading medicine in pa's oflice,
I'm aire, and he takes the messages
that are left, and tells pa afterward.
For my part, I think he is bound to be
civil to pa's daughters."
"Well, he is civil to one of them."
" Yes. That's the worst of the way
pa treats Tilly. It's real unjust to us.
Hateful little piece!"
A case of cruel step-sisters, you are
thinking. However, there was no tie
either of blood or of marriage in this
instance. Dr. Green had adopted Tilly,
brought her with him when he moved
to Woodbridge 15 year-; ago She was
a mere baby then, and his wife was still
living, and cared for the child as her
own. She was a motherly soul, and
loved babies. Her own girls hid left
infancy half a score of years behind
them. Since her death life had not
been so smooth for Tilly. Perhaps tbe
Green g.rls would have been kind to
another person in the same situation,
but they certainly made life a burden to
their littie adopted sister. There is no
accounting for likes and dislikes. It did
not prove Tilly morally deficient be
cause she aroused the worst feelings in
Ilo-ie's and Posie's natures. It is an
unpleasant mystery why certain antag
onistic natures should be subjected to
certain exasperating frictions. There
are those whom it sets wild to feel the
down of the peach Others bite through
the hkin with unalloyed enjoyment.
Mr. Leonard he hoped to be Dr.
Leonard this time next year drove a
fast horse to a shining new buggy. It
was a bright day, and "he had a pretty
girl beside him. His spirits rose
to the level of the occa
sion. Tilly and he laughed and talked
in a way that would have driven Miss
Posie frantic. T specify Miss Posie, be
cause her sister had acquired two or
three years' additional resignation in
wuicn to bear the ills of spinsterhood ;
wall-flowering had become almost a sec
ond nature. But Tilly laughed on re
gardless. She was happy. John Leon
ard was the handsomest, the best-mannered,
the best-dressed young man she
had ever known, and he had singled her
out for his especial favor. She was wil
ling to believe any thing of an auspi
Jonn Leonard compared her mean
while to a wild rose, her bloom was so
exquisite, her whole effect eo dainty.
Her large dark eyes were wonderfully
bright and shining. I am afraid she
was quite unaware how much, they
avowed as she raised them to John's
face now and again. Prudence should
have kept them averted.
"I burned my ringer to-day," she said,
displaying it, " taking the baked custard
out of the oven."
" Why, the poor little finger! And
such bad stuff as custard is, after all."
" Do you think so? Pa likes it."
" Yes. So did my mother. She al
ways considered it an especial treat. I
was a tender-hearted chap. It made me
unhappy because I hated it: it seemed
'Tilly thought this a delightful trait.
"We often have custard," she pursued.
" It's so hard to think up new kinds of
" And a great waste of brains."
"Perhaps it is. I often wish I had
more time for improving my mind."
"You should take the time," dogma
tized John. He had had it on his mind
to say this. It struck him that Tillv's
education was shamefully neglected.
She wrote & wretched, scratchy little
hand; she stumbled in reading aloud an
ordinary newspaper paragraph ; she had
once committed herself to the opinion
that Vienna was in France. It was
strange that beauty could be so illiterate
strange, and a shame. The .poor
child was kept drudging from morning
till night, cooking, sweeping, dusting.
Why didn't those two sisters of hers put
their shoulders to the household wheel?
It was all they were good for. Some
"one had said that Tilly was not old
Green's own child. The more fool she
to wear herself out in his service; but
women were apt to be fools; they would
slave, themselves to death for any man
who gave them a kind word. At least
so his mother had always said. And
old Green was certainly affectionate
enough to the girl. Poor little thing,
, who could help being good to her? All
this, while he kept up at the same time
an animated conversation with Tilly. .
Nor was that the last drive they took
together. He asked her all the oftener
when he saw it made the "wicked sis
ters," as he dubbed them, angry. As
it proved, he asked Tilly far oftener than
was good for her. This was only an
episode with him; with Tilly it was the
most real experience of her life. John
Leonard seldom talked of his plans, but
gJie had mapped out his career for him.
When he graduated in medicine he
should become her father's partner, and
finally relieve her father of the burden
of his practice, and then and then
Tilly always herself shared these air
castles with John.
This was a long, long while ago be
fore the war, almost; accurately, at the
very breakingout of the war. Those
drives occurred during the April and
May when the first regiments were put
in the field. At first John Leonard ,who
was an Englishman, escaped the war
fever. Let thete brothers fight out
their own family quarrels. Bat gradu
ally the soul of the war clarions " pass
ed into his blood." He must have a
hand in this himself. A man must be
long somewhere. So he coolly inform
ed Dr. Green one day that he had en
listed , he was going to fight for his
shoulder-straps. "As for my diploma,
I'll watt awfle for that."
Tbe Doctor told him he was mad, and
urged bim at least to wait a year. But
much recked John; it is a waste of
words to answer a young man except
accordlng 1o his folly. John was an
ardent soldier by this time. He bad
come to America to sock his fortune ;
perhaps the way to it lay along the path
When he came to bid Tilly good-by,
she burst out crying. That settled the
question as to their manner cf farewell.
He took her in his arms and kbsci her
repeatedly. This was decidedly wrong,
decidedly imprudent, although they
were only affectionate, brotherly kisses.
Mi&s Rosie came in as he released her.
"Well, Matilda Green!" she cried,
with an intonation that meant any thing
but well. But Tilly was too heart-broken
to extenuate her conduct. She left
that to John, who said, good-naturedly,
" You'll give me a kiss too, won't you,
Miss Roste? Remember you may never
see me again."
And he actually kissed her too. He
wanted to put it out of her power to
tease poor Tilly. She had been guilty
of the same impropriety herself.
Poor Tilly was wretched, wretched,
after he was gone. But she was buoyed
up by hopes and visions. She had a
brave" picture, too, of John, which he
sent her when he was made a Lieuten
ant. -Ob, how proud she was when that
came! She felt that she was tghting the
battles of her country.
She neverforgot that speech of John's
about improving her mind. She tried
hard to do so. Her favorite method
was the composition of letters to John,
which were never sent, in the course of
which she would laboriously hunt out
in the dictionary nearly all the words
she wanted to use, to insure their cor
rect spelling. She also endeavored to
find time to read such light literature as
was contained in the weekly paper of the
household. She read the love stories,
to be sure, with an especial zest apart
from their purpose as educators. They
struck a kindred chord.
One day John Leonard received in
camp a copy of this same paper the
Woodbridge News. It contained a
marked paragraph. " Good gracious ! "
he said, reading it, " old Green's dead.
How fearfully sudden !"
His particular chum, Lieutenant Phil
Ross, wa3 standing by. This gentleman
was a cormorant of facts a trait which
the thoughtless are apt to confound
with curiosity; but I contend that there
is a difference between inqubitiveness
and acquisitiveness. Mr. Ross stretched
out his hand for the paper.
"Old Green? Hum! ah, yes Dr.
Gren! By Jove!, Philbiick Green,
formerly of Greenbrier, New York.1 , 1
knew the man. I hail from Greenbrier
' myself. So he has turned up again, has
( he? Woodbridge, Rockland County,
Pennsylvania.' An excellent place to
be buried alive in. Been in Wood-
bridge, eh? What ever took 0K there?"
" I studied medicine in Dr. Green's
oflice. There .was an excellent opening
for a country practice."
" Let me see; he had two daughters
Rosie and Posie."
"The third was only an adopted
daughter. She accounts for my inter
est in him. Her mother was a distant
cousin of mine. Left a widow with
three children ; utterly destitute. Sew
ed for her living. The Greens took a
faucy to her little Tilly, and offered to
take her off her hands. She agreed,
rather than let the child starve. The
Greens moved away shortly afterward.
The last time I was in Greenbrier (I
run up there every summer to see my
mother) I found that my cousin had
married a very well-to-do man too.
Her other children had died meanwhile,
and she had set her heart on reclaiming
Tilly. Her husband had made inqui
ries for Dr. Green, but to no purpose.
He had made two or three moves since
leaving Greenbrier, and no one knew
where he had moved to last. My
cousin was fretting herself sick. I can't
say that I pitied her as much as though
she had not given up her child of her
own free will, to begin with. It always
seemed an unmotberly thing to me.
And here I have suddenly unearthed
"Luckily enough for her," John
opined. "Rosie and Posie will lead
her a life of it, I dare say. They'll
have it all their own way now, and a
very unpleasant way it is, as I happen
" Had old Green, asyou call him, any
" Should say he had. I hope he has
left Tilly her share of it. She will get
nothing by favor from those two close
fisted old maids that does not come to
her by right."
" I'll write to her mother this very
"And I'll write to Tilly," John ad
ded. He wrote to the mother too; he seem-
so anxious, -as rim sud, to nave his
finger in every corner of the pie, that
Phil waived his rights of previous ac
quaintanceship,and permitted his friend
to make the disclosures to Mrs. Eaton,
Phil contenting himself with in
closing a few lines to his cousin in
dorsing John's moral character in that
young man's own words.
Speedily came the answer. A very
incoherent, agitated, short little note
from Tilly, so badly penned and express
ed a9 to be almost illegible and unintel
ligible. But John made out from it
that she was very unhappy, and would
hail any change with joy. Mrs. Eaton's
missive was blotted with tears. She had
evidently a talent for letter-writing, that
is, for the writing of letters considered
as essays. This one invoked blessings
upon John's head. It referred to the
writer's past sorrowful life. It was a
" She always had that whining way
about her," Mr. Ross commented, af
ter perusing it. "Coddles her miseries,
.Not long afterward arrived the news
that Tilly had gone to her mother in
Greenbrier.. John breathed a sigh of
relief. He had learned that Dr. Green
had died intestate. His property had
gone to his legal heirs. It would have
been hard lines for Tilly, slaving all the
rest of her days for those hard task
mistresses, the " wicked sisters." The
Jue-Jong bondage seemed inevitable to
John's excited imagination.
So several months passed. Then
John applied for leave, on his doctor's
advice, who said he needed rest. It
was a problem where to spend it. He
had no mother or sisters to hasten to
who would receive him with open arms,
and make each day he was at home a
noiiaay. Jtie nad distant relatives in
England, none in this country. He
would have gone to Woodbridge, as be-1
lag tbe nearest approach to home, had
Dr. Green and Tilly still been there.
He would like to see Tilly. She had
cried when he had bidden her good-by.
He did not think tha any one elae bad
shed tears for his sake since. Poor lit
tle Tilly! Pretty little Tilly! He had
a great notion to go to Greenbrier and
look her up. He wanted to find out
whether she would be glad to see him.
lie went to Greenbrier. He found the
decent, tidy little brick house where the
Eatons lived. He was shown into a
dark little parlor. The woman who ad
mitted him went up stairs to tell Miss
Tilly so noiselessly that John thought
she must be in her stocking-feet. And
when Tilly came down to him she ap
peared to have on list shoes. Every
thing about the house was muffled.
"Mother has a dreadful headache,"
Tilly explained ; "she suffers terribly
with neuralgia "
It was impossible not to ce that Tilly
was extremely agitated. Tbe hand
she gave to John was like ice, and trem
bled to hb touch. He almost seated
her, still holding her hand, and she
looking up at bim with the old wistful
look in her eyes. John was touched.
He always had liked Tilly. And, poor
little soul, how thin she was! Was it
possible that she had only exchanged
one kind of bondage for another?
She went out to tbe front door with
him when he left, and he saw then in
the daylight how pale fhe had grown.
The little wild rose had lost her bloom.
He asked Ler to take a drive with him
for the sake of old times. " You look as
though you needed the fresh air."
" Yes, I do not get out often ; mother
is so ailing."
On the evening of his last day in
Greenbrier he made up his mind that
he would aisle her to marry him. He
had very little doubt ef her answer, poor
foolish child ; for his own part, he fan
cied he was in love with her. At all
events he ought to be in love with some
one by this time. Tilly was almost the
only girl he had ever known well.
But fate interfered with his intention
Mrs. Eaton was so ill that Tilly could
not be spared from her side for more
than five minutes. She ran down just
to say good-by. John resolved that he
would write instead. He told Tilly he
would write. " And take care of your
self," he added. She did not cry this
time. Persons who take an extreme
view of human maladies would perhaps
have said said that she looked simply
When John did write, it was a dif
ferent sort of letter from tho one he had
plauned. On his return to camp he was
confronted by a crisis in his life. A gay
party from Washington came down to
dance and flirt in the tented field in lieu
of the conventional ball-room. Of its
number was Maud Gale, who, if expe
rience goes for any thing, should have
been an adept in both dancing and flirt
ing. A society girl par excellence, bat
the first of the type who had crossed
John Leonard's path. She had culti
vated fascination to the full extent of
her powers, and John fell an easy vic
tim to her practiced wiles. He was bewitched-
What if her hair were blon
dined, and her skin were whitened and
reddemd, and her eyebrows darkened?
John was innocent as a babe about these
matters. To him Maud was radiant in
all the fresh beauty of young woman
hood. Tilly? She faded in his thought
by contrast into such a mere dull little
Still bewitched, he became engaged
to Maud. She reasoned that she might
do worse. She had weathered a good
many Washington campaigns now,
young as she looked. Mill bewitched,
he would have married her had not fate
intervened. Had he done so, he would
infallibly have rudely awakened from
his golden dream ; but he would doubt
less have survived his disillusion, just
as other men and women have done be
fore him. He might have found com
fort in the reflection that he was no
more wretched than other men who like
him had married for love.
He was still madly infatuated, how
ever, when his regiment was ordered
into battle a battle which ended in vic
tory for his side, but which left him in
a condition hovering between life and
death. He was desperately wounded ;
and poor fellow! when they first told
him that tbe amputation of his right
arm was unavoidable, it seemed to him
that he would rather die outright. A
cripple! maimed! He thought of Maud
and her strong, bright beauty with a
sickening sensation of unfitness.
He lay at death's door for weeks.
Part of the time he was too ill to recog
nize any one. Only the tenderest nurs
ing, the most assiduous care, saved him.
And when he finally opened his eyes to
consciousness, upon what assiduous and
tender nurse do you suppose they rested?
It was incredible. Upon whom but
gentle, care worn, gazelle-eyed little
Tilly ! " How on earth" began John,
then dropped off to sleep again.
It had been almost a year now since
he had seen this dewy woodland rose.
He had only written her one letter
meanwhile, but that letter had been her
heart's sustenance ever.since. She had
laid it away among certain other mem
ories of hers memories which retained
their sweetness like withered sprigs of
lavender. As the months sped by she
made up her mind that she would never
see John again that Nhe had forgotten
her. This was her presentiment. But
she did not blame John because he had
not proved all that she had once hoped
he would ; that had been her mistake,
but a mistake which had been also her
one joy and romance. She called him
her good angel. In the dear Hebrew
phrase, he had come to her as in truth
every good friend comes to us as an
angel of God.
During this weary while her mother
died. Tilly found herself without a tie
in life. She might come and go as she
S leased. There was a distinct desire in
er loving heart to do the one work for
an unemployed woman just then. But
it was some little time before she gath
ered courage to carry out her wish to
become a hospital nurse. The alarm
ing first step once taken, she went on
easily enough. And she found an im
mense pleasure in thus being of use as
she proved and of comfort to many
Tbe Providence which direc's small
matters as well as great, appoint
ed her duties in a certain ward inacer-
taia hospital, where she came upon John
Leonard's white face one day, as he lay
stretched on his cot of pain, and she re
alized, with a sudden tumultuous rush
of feeling, that it was for her, humanly
speaking, to tend him back to life. She
felt as though this satisfaction more
than compensated for all that she had
suffered loneliness, neglect, disap
pointment in the past.
There was little romance about Maud
Gale. She made some excuse for break
ing her engagement as soon as she
learned of John's misfortune. She had
little faith in a one-armed man's being
able to fight the battles of life success
fully. And success meant to her more
than affection; one might fall in love
many times over
Jobs fortuaately found that the euro
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a thing! so weak a thing!"
So we cossc to the end. Tilly, con-
tinaicif her round of ble.wcd duties, was
greatly surprised when
not many months after
buckled down to work. When love came!
n hap tidHonlr Iti rntM v m rr.icA
in a dream. But she believed it-ob,
how gladly! It is so easy for youta to
Miss Gale mient have married a dU -
tinzuished man, after all. Dr. Ieonard
. . ..a
graduated in his profession immediate-
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lr before hli marriage to Tillv. and hi
J t t ? -i tl
name ov wis lime is
"inf i rt.' i wa i
known among physicians.
My impression is that no
of the wedding was sent to
and Miss Posie
Mr. Philin Rn
notified, however. He signified
. He signified hb cor-
dial interest and approval. Ho felt,
moreover, as though he had had a tharu
himself in making the matcn. out tfcen
I have noticed that that is always tbe
way the unimportant important charac
ter feels in all the noveb and pla.-.
Probably less b known of the extent,
value and number of 1 are and valuable
beasts reared in our own midst than any
subject of interest to the public. If
hordes, cows, colts and calves hive a
market value, so have tigers, lions and
their voung, for of the latter many are
born in the United States every year.
During the past five years no less
than 17 little lions have seen tho light
of day, though only six reached years
The details of their nursing arc pecu
liar. The lioness b not approached un
til the cubs are fully three or four months
old. They are then, by means of btrat
egy, separated, and weaning com
menced. A quart of milk, together with
nice, boneless, juicy cutlets and titbits
are given them daily until the seventh
month, which b the critical period of
cub3. If they get over that, they stand
a fair chance of living a long time,
though the period of tooth shedding,
which generally occurs at 12 months, b
attended with danger.
It b a known fact that lions attached
to traveling vans, under proper care,
are the most healthy and lively, and
thrive better than those in zoological
gardens. In this country a lion lus
been exhibited 35 years, and as far as
could be judged was 15 years old when
captured ; so that he certainly was over
50 when he died. In cght out of ten
cases congestion of the
The amount of food given a lion is
less thau one would suppose, 13 pounds
of beef a day, with bones ad libitum, be
ing a fair allowance. When fed regu
larly they show little dbpoHtioii to glut
themselves, and will rarely exceed 15
pounds, even though a chance be given
them. The greatest of care is exorcised
in keeping their cages clean, as they
are constantly shedding their hair, an
accumulation of which adhering to their
food, and being swallowed, makes them
The largest nnmber of these animals
are imported from the French province
of Algeria. There is no affection in a
lion; he knows his keeper aid fears
him, and will obey him, but there is no
affection between them. The value of
lions b varied, though a good pair will
readily bring $4,000, and tho demand is
constant. Bare animals are sought af
ter constantly by the various zoological
institutions and menagerie owners, and
in many instances they have paid
fabulous prices for the more rare species.
Tigers command about the same price
as lions, but are comparative! scarce
and not so popular as the lions.
Elephants always find a ready mar
ket, two or three being imported yearly
into this country, and sell without trou
ble at 6,000 to 8,000. Even a dead
elephant will find a ready buyer at from
$100 to 300. The African specimens
are the finest, being twice tho size of
their Indian brothers.
Giraffes are excoedingly rare in the
the United States, in nearly every case
being able only to make the voyage from
the Cape to England or the continent.
The vovage to this country eufeebles
them so that many die during the trip
or immediately after landing here. Tho
least cold sensibly hurts them. They
are dainty feeders and much given to
consuming cabbages. They are valued
at from $8,000 to $10,000 a pair.
The rhinoceros and hippopotamus
market is always an active one, as very
few have ever reached this country alive.
The bath of the latter renders hb" trans
portation almo-t impossible.
The South American monkey is al
ways in demand, while those of Africa
are a drug on the market, they being
dull and lazy and easily caught. The
methods of catching them are numerous.
In South America the natives fill gourds
with rum, which the monkeys drink,
and becoming totally unconscious under
its effects are easily taken. In Africa
wooden vessels are used, into which they
thrust their hands and can not remove
them. They ranee in value all the wav
from $1 up to $500.
Africa b the great stock farm for ani
mals. The Boers, a hundred or two
miles above the cape, are constantly
catching animals, and find a ready mar
ket at Cape Town for them.
Stories of animals and animal catchers
are numerous and marvelous, but many
of them are so tainted with exaggeration
that it b asking too much of common
sense readers to wade through them.
Beggars that Ride.
In San Antonio, Texas, the streets
are narrow, winding, unpaved, and lined
with low, thick-walled stone houses,
having earthen floors and flat roofs.
On some of the roofs bright flowers and
feathery grasses wave. Along the nar
row streets ride beggars mounted on
shaggy little donkeys, and looking all
around for somebody to give them aims
These fellows are great brawny Mexi
cans, with fiery black eyes which have
a guilty look in them and are very quick
to catch sight of money. If you toss a
coin to one of these beggars nothing
less than a five-cent piece will do he
b sure to catch it ia hb hat, and from
there it will slipped into some pocket of
bis raeeed clothes. Then he will grin,
touch his replaced hat, and ride staidly
on. His home, which probably b in
the outskirts of tbe town, is called a
focal," and b built with upright posts
stray boards, bits of cloth, and all sorts
of materials, and thatched with straw.
It contains but little furniture, yet
shelters heaps of sweet-potatoes, garlic,
and red-peppers. St. Nicholas for June.
Dr.Nktte of San Antonfo, Texas,
has a night-bloomine cereus 14 fe3t
high, and which nas 3b duos.
A oako of students of the University
of Michigan have been caught at coun
terfeiting and systematic stealing.
The JUraMe of SaaU Vru
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(Santa Crux, .Monterey Couaty, CaH -
( fornia, under the nlfitarr regime of
I Gov (Gn ) Mvwh. He ru proart-
caldc by Mawa, for he knew aUiig
more of Inrinrndcnp tKon iba neit
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11. Ch. ,, J i.taniiW rkn v.mn,t,.lnnnl Al. rpmifko la &U Wife Ikat ft Wt T WiC. .OCaU. WWFW J"!-" -m vt
. i . a L- aI m v-ecjjfl .
in ncciaions were coi omy rcuJJwKA- naaij, wiuwnk . .. ..-. -blc
for impartiality, but their originil- prumtM froaa her thai b would attend
: itv surpssixsl thit of the dccHion4 of
i ChMAk.. T-. -. ...1... " Htf eWri
t tisiiLiiii a aiiA-" vt iittxi itin riimi six laait
fanza when Gorcrnor of the
Hb library consisted of tho "swear
ing book" and one volume bound in
calf scDDOsed to be a la- book which
ho made a pretence of consulting on all
occasions prior to re
announced thu ho
, but ho invariably
found uno law exaitlv applicable to
tkis casts," etc.
On one occasion a native Californlan
who had maliciouslv shaved tho tail of
rim. .til.Uo.liorv.lt Ivlnncimr tn n.
other, wa arre ted and brought U fore
him for trial. Tho evidtneo wai con-
V W- V VVVVk w -m
elusive, and the Judge, alter examining
the volume bound in calf, announced.
" 1 find no law exactly applicable to thb
1 case, but mv judgment n tha. the de
fendant jhall be taken to the barber and
have hb head shaved. Ollicci ! atteud
to your duty." Tho dcfendanLwa ac
cordingly taken to tho barber and hb
head was shaven amid the hhouts and
ridicule of a crowd of spectator
On another occasion a native Califor-
. it. 1
man, m a ni ot jealousy, nau muraercu
:'. . -1 .
to be summarily huug by tho people
every man in tho place except 1 no J uugo
ready to a-bt when tho Judge inter -
fered after thb wbe:
4 Boys, you must not do it that way.
The man must die, but I won't have you
disgrace Santa Cruz and yourselves by
hanjrinr a man without a trial. Bring
him to U.e Court room. I'll impanel a
jury and try him in the regular way,
and if the jury find him guilty justice
shall be done without violence to tho
U-lJOl1 V lltO .. "
'I'hft nirth nhiivnd. and w.n resolved
into a posso comitatus according to the
.vvw ...., -- .- .
notion ol those who composed it, and tho
hi wife in tho most brutal manner by ventured tho opinion tnai mey wero al
lying her to a bedstead and plunging a j ready rather short; but tho owner wa
knife into various part-s of her body 30 I too well posted on that score, and In
or 40 times, aim it cutting her to pieces. ' sbtcd that they were fully an inch too
l'he tiend wai caught while the body of . long. Tho tailor hail no more to say,
hb wife was still warm, and was about i and our friend retired. On tho follow-.
prisoner was arraigned befow tho Court, lowed by that of each ol tho other live
A jury was .elected, but no counsel was ladies, when it was discovered that alt
appointcd, for thero was no lawyer in I gethor tho legs had actually been short
tho place Tho Judge conducted tho ened to tho extent of oven inches.
proceedings, and whon tho evidence
was closed, tho case was presented to
tho jury, who rendered a verdict of
guilt" ol murdor in tho first degree
The Judge, after examining tho volume
in calf, announced :
" I find no law exactly applicable to
tho case, but my judgment b that the
prisoner, having been found guilty of
murder in tho first degree, shall have
one hour to prepare himself, and then
ho shall bo shot."
No person wero appointed to do the
shooting, but after tho expiration of an
hour the condemned was tied to a tree,
tho crowd retired a convenient distance,
the word was given, every man who
felt inclined "blazed away," and there
were more bullet holes in his body thin
knife wounds iu the body of hit mur
dered victim. Thus wa- Santa Cruz
saved from the disgrace of a man being
hung by a mob.
The Judge, having witnessed tho exe
cution, immediately wrote an account
of tho proceeding and dispatched it by
a courier to Gov. Mason. When tho
courier returned ho brought with him a
letter from the Governor to Blackburn,
severely reprimanding him for having
transgressed the law so outrageously and
warning him against the repetition of a
A second courier was dispatched with
another letter to tho Governor, mform-
ing him that if ho supposed the writer
(Blackburn) had been .acrving as Alcadc
for the honor or profit of tho ollicc, he
was much mistaken ; that he (Mack
burn) had accepted the place to preserve
good order aud to administer justice in
his neighborhood, and if the Governor
did not like bb way of doing ho might
take the commission and go to the devil
with it. Philadelphia llccod.
A Novel Use for Murderers.
It ha3 been often said that hanging is
the worst use to which a man can be
put. A peculiar social economist in
Boston has advanced a novel proposi
tfon for dealing with murderers, who
can be made, he thinks, to rve human
ity far better than by execution. lie
deplores ordinary capital punbhment
because it is a waste and destruction of
valuable forces and energies which
should be conserved. Alluding to the
fact that a finger entirely severed from
the hand, accidentally or otherwise,
may grow again if replaced in season,
held in position, and skillfully treated,
to the practice in surgery of skin-grafting,
and to transfusion of blood from
the strong to the weak, argues that a
healthy eye could, with the observation
of proper conditions, be engrafted on
the muscles and nerves that had been
cut from a diseased or imperfect eye.
Instead of sending a murderer to the
gallows, he would turn him over
physicians and surgeon?, if ho were ,
sound and vigorous, to be useful for toe
corporeal benefit of suffering humanity.
He would give the culprit's eyes, fin
ders, toes. skin, teeth, scalp, whatever
might be made available to those who j
needed them, removing them under the I
influence of anmjthetics. If the murder-
er should die, it would be no more than
hb doom, and he would be by hb death "
a benefactor to the race, instead of, as
now, a demoraizing example. How
DfiD of nniar nie wonia we 10 oe iar-
mshed with cnminab' fragments and -
features is a point he does not touch
upon, iie nas not, prooaoi,, ever reaa.
otthe ".Notary s .osc,' '
and of the continual mbhaps which be-"
Aaicricaa Pork i Breaaea.
Mr. Wibon King, Consul at Bremen,
in hb last dboatch to the Department
of the State, refers to the reports orcn-
THnfT in Fnronfl relative to the d biased
American pork. During 1878 more J
fell mm tnrougn that rexractory leauire , Lootf, In through tbe pupil of the ere
obtained from the arm of an ecccatnc , he coald j ejjtcQmi
water-corner. hew 1 orkTimc. s bryo tape worm." Thawaatac firt
than "17,000,000 pounds of pork were wine found at Pompeii, where it had
imported into Bremen from America, j benburbd 1,830 year?, had the curio
Gtnerally it arrived in excellent condi- j hy to try what tbe amount would be.
tion, the packages in good order.
American exporzers nave aiwajs anowu
a readiness to accept any reasonable
suggestions m tns matter, ana we 1m-
But there are occasional cases of trichi-
na, reports of which greatly hinder the I
sale and me of pork in Bremen. Some
measures of preventing such cases are
A Ink it k4d 0 ft CTW rWC
wlc is too fcood to W W. 0r
fricad, who sfcau ak, r
chaJ a pair of pt- a ay ,
to Uke oCbol aa lack from rack fc.
which wold make tkrm ta dut
ItBgth. IM foad. a jd mny
, wire r, of teaftln her haha, h ,
told him fltfooti" lhi.hboJda1,
do any t&injroi tae xtna,aoaiPurmj,
to tb naatUrr. Sooa after b u Wt
' Vt' ku mvmu kiflnr sKa a ttwtitff
for hi room, however, afce, a a mai;r
of connn?, clipped of! th aeraatt
iccb. a the had tx-rn aAcd to do. The
family l composed ot lx fcrcala mm-
iui sals a rwsae mw .- - .- - -
bn. in addition to the "inxKl m,
and tl chanced that cch one o(lh nrr,
who wcrS In adjoining nxiu.. Including
tho mother of our Incnd, heard tbe dU
pule between man and wile aooat mo
pant.. and, after tho latter had Ukn
out tho required inch and retired, ibe
, old lady, desiring to keep peace in the
fsmilr " and not know loir what her
m - , m r
daughter-in-law had duno, caauouly
hppod into tho room and cut off an
other inch. In thu way did each cf tho
live ladles, unknown to tho omer, anu
all with tho praUcworthy object
of preventing any misunderstand
ing between the mirrird couple, clip
an iuch from tho legs of tho gentleman's
trou.oen. lhe xouowing morning, an
unconscious of what had taken plao
during tho aight, he rolled up hi pant
In a piece of paper and txik thctn tollm
trilor to bo shortened to the dedrcd
length. Toon a hasty iManre the latter
; ' ..- - j
ing Saturday ho called for tho pants and
ioojc tnem no me, ana me m morning,
1 when ho eamo to put bime'f inside of
thorn, ho was tupnmcly dHgmted at
j tindirg that tho legs reached onl y a
J trifle below tho kneo. In other words,
they had been allertd to tho fashion of
i a century ago, when knee-breeches were
J -' 1.
in vogue, tie straightway accused m
tailor of having ruined hb pants, and
hb indignation was expressed in Ian -
gungo any thing mil num. 111s wiw
hoard him and camoto tho rtueuoof the
I Kniirht of tho hhcars. exnluirilnir that!
1 sho had taken an inch from each of the
legs, and her acknowledgement wa fol
AUentown (i ) Chronicle.
Xew Advice on an Old Subject.
I hivu boon cleaning homo, and as I
always feel compe'ent to instruct others
in any thing I cin tlo myself, I have
ccncluded to toll tho sisters how. Ho
irin as earlv in tho snrinir as pomIMo:
j select a cold, wind day, as you will bo
Iuis liable to have callers, rut on the
worst-looking droasyouown if a failed
old wrapper with a few rents in it, all
the bettor. Don't put on a collsr or
comb your hair, for you want things to
correspond. Tut on an old sun-bonnet,
if you have one; if not, tie an old apron
around your head, like a turban. Take
up every carpet in tho house tho find
thing, and hang them all out at onco;
then tho neighbors will seo how many
you havo, and, perhaps, envy you.
Next lako cut all tho windows, and leave
them out; then all who pass will know
you are cleaning houw
Begin to wah tho doors first; work
hard and fast and when vou get into a
perspiration wash tho window frames.
You may possibly take cold, but that
will bo nothing now; you always do
take cold in house cleaning timo.
If tho children are troublesome, scold
them well, or,perhaps, whip thorn; they
work lhoncnd lhem c, play with your
n hbjr.H ohildren-perhapt ho ha.
must bo taught the importance of
not begun hor spring cleaning.
Don't stop to coolc a dinner; tho rest
of tho family ought to bo able to put up
with a cold Inncs if you can. Leave
your husband to wait on tho children
while you go on with your work. Vou
will only waste timo by stopping to eat.
Keep on working till you arc too tired
Of course, your husband will grum
ble ; they always do. Who ever saw a
man who thought there was any need
of a homo being cleaned? Ho will
probably go out evenings till you get
tho housa to rights; men aro such un
sympathetic creature. Work away,
and if you dont't get sick before you get
through you will hmsh it eornc time.
Then you can rejoice over tho work you
havo accomplished and that you havo
got the start of your neighbors. Cor.
Detroit Free 1'rus.
What Was the Matter!
John J. Androws. a Philadelphia
merchant, lost tho eight of hb left cc
20 years ago, and physicians told hirn
there was no cure. The useless mem
ber gave him no trouble until 1877, but
thereafter it was occasionally to pain
ful that he writhed on the floor until the
attack was over. Many of the best oc
ulistj made careful examinations, and
wore unable to ascertain the nature of
the dbeaso. LaUdv he nut hm!f intst
thf hftnrla ni T'MlarfalnM rh.i'I.n
of whosc inre8 tjvation e ntL' .. H '
. . '.. -
mistered me around the eye to draw out
the inflammation, and at lait he said:
4 1 know what it b not; it b not inflam
mation, and that b one point gained
He drew out a diseased tooth and cat
out a piece of the iaw-bone and did
some probing; finally be said: "It
doe? not come from a tooth nerve, snd
that b another point gamed.' He doed
me with quinine until he wu sstbed,
and then he said : It is not miasma.
and that b another point gained. Last
TnursdaJ he put mre int
roon,t andf lbroirw indewribiblv
bnht ,j hl ,nto looked into
mvr tnr -n rf,i u a 1...
"J J w " m -v w iVS MVUI Bm 4&v it-TV
cic of tbe kind in America, and it was
jt exhibited to most of thai physicians of
5 Philadelphia. Aa operation with a
kn lie removed the creature.
A kzadek of the (JhrUivm Wilnsj,
scciner a narxtrranh hnn tK n.t
cost at compound interest of a bottle of
taxing its vaiae at one cent to begin j
wi.q, ana jnierest compound at 7 per
ceat. By the time he had got to 600
yeara ne round it reacnea tse fallowing
enormou3 sum: 659.5.275 878.Rtf).
or n wtight about 16.45,156,856 to
of silver. As it would double everv n
years for the succeediac 1 200 years, it
b probable that the weight of silver at
far exceed that of the I
I bVO tkft mr
1. V 0?W. V fea
nttrr jmiox rwwi -ha U1 r.
tki artwJ rw&aT Uw t,
iid 1 Ifc H,n.wwl I
wt fr as.i"rn r4 m Urn
k g.y U an '.
J do mt co t my kr
othr IoplttW tffcv
numNriaj: & ite k
txm Mjjar. Pr F..
a ! wash
ih txn. ! y
urc, when mp kM!e f ay iv
m-tioRcd la K4?. t li r'-
, ttvu wtwnwl?
; ()a o( th 4iicM W yrmm I ;
: lie in dwtttl i tt wh
vh (Jrwt Tiiatoil HUI. TV v
! the Hill 1 wtt iWfcr
piauK, indt t
, crful nation ih Hrfe K
aro hunff rHk a Kmt mxmy sr
naval llgbu to - Rfi
ocmilnjc out to tor Ifcfa i
i pruUvMr. tbofw r H- -'
' Wul Jont's cajrp. '
( 1L0 &&$ with MMen to :
Tho work tf Art, hiffummt, Xhtm .
narat. ax nut zl tilHKr. 1
nrw taiurt al jrtrtwf l &(U '
ml rah fur ?voc?d !. a4 it--norm
lu.k vrr fcl r U in t
ruT and dk dttbta. yt iWt
iRh ctt)tiiAalr, tlg-atr. -t !
plorcr llfru jh mv . t,lfe
j worn uy iiri .tiwma iauiit r
! XU blac, trim mod trUli p
j and of the wJlor tnSrf" f.1 V
b, in 4lwr :. a a fair h
, whL'h toll u fuatfol ttfnftft. rJ
i M ami iicattt, ir ia toit-
tfpootvt arwi bruinn irtaMMit 1 tf.
um! who wont wttk Uw erawe tkt J s
Suit further cab tH mammm, i- '
tnxiul u( skip., 4ek-;ftii, mw
and invonUtHiA uod im -t
tl-mi. Th ukhi ltrailjf la ikt
1 mime 01 uttjeota mw um aatiN 1
nntiU, rijnftog or i4r f tW r
gaged iu U k4 a:ed U U
txHwtion tho Kftiih nod tlk fv
Uro j u tuny r, u a m)l ,
. aeily what daiang wa mi4nlanl b
Victory " nu mmmr ! la vfhmt .
- - m. - -
, under rrlon coomiwmkI Tl w
j of tho cnttMn.thrt fc te4ti-lt
. itntrd lhi it loot m it H fend
i nwlly done by tfim imi UMMfla
! & tho little hitw.
Vu iimv notv Utru our &uatk'n t
- -- - --- ------ --.-
1 park, tho bsnwUfuL. pTuirw uf
with tho oUorvatorr rwnjt
amongit thoiu, wit burn imi
svery uocnmg as w ir.tHtd Um p
mlldlng. 1'htf Uod Ite biuiU t .
ntid sweep grandly up Ik UI
pod by tho buUdittg, wtik Uw gmmr
ntl thing whroU un iu r I ! -ers.
'lhe tree grow in vty
groups, and oiik old wik, iU4 t '
top ami aliuol uvnrrna br ivy. I f r
t)X to itilf; it t glinted bj , .n
Hisi nearly 30 ynara
If It 1 not Unt liggy, Un rirvr U
the hid U charming. Ta yut
great resort for lwidonor to tfcp
holidays. On ttiM oc-nifct4 jfr -pooplo
play nt games which are ui. .
left to ciiiiurnn in amttrioA u M vet.
nmuilng to see them hJMiv' ttnn U
groat circle and jI.t)Jg U in '"
Ring. They are vety Urri, 1 u
giKd-naturod. Tho ibrvatjrT u '
a very hanJsomo building, nad if H w-f
it would b" spoiled by tk attMr ' s
poles, weal her-ooeki aad wtod-giu.
on Its rtxif, nnd tho grant bbwk 1 t .
which b droppd at 1 o'elwek irvrvdiir
to give tho uxuet tl nit u skip-, ,
in order thbt they may raJniv tin r
chronometers. On o ul of tl '
Mrvatory is tho great elwk ihnt ! n
hai tho correct timo, wfeieh I rtry n
dom tho oao with ilmr tio p-
Vou may stand thw a lig wall ai
notice that over body wko rK-
and 1ms a watch will compart It wi ,
tho big clock. On tho wail, wx ?
gate, th-'ro are moUl pi tm vrttk r
Jeeting iron-i, wh eh nr not t nv
tho standard of KnjMuh xntKumriu, .
tho yard, tho foot and tho inch. I
a workiunn wth a kamprr f ''
coming along. Tho tuUeu aUr-MKi!
eye, ami ho irnmedwuly fml dawn i ,
tool-bag, got out and Utl ha ni -,
and walked away upjmrotly tiliu- I
with tho reujt. The UtUt$Ur -( J r
building can only Ikj vUiUd by um
nlnn frum tho adrnirally; bnt uh4 " i
tbltor U a tolerably srirnliaVj ptrr--',
a great deal will bn lost Ut Uxm. It ny
bo said, in gonoral trm, that bmi, y
day and by night, not only r tl
heavenly 1Hc-j watched, and tho ar
in their courses " notfd with l nt
most accuracy, but a!o that a gn?V
many of the operation of naiuro rr
fo'lowctl and their nisluim'-.itrn-l iin 1
recorded by In trurnenU and ajpat
of tho most delicate workman! a; i
aiijustment. Tho barotnfjlor ad tfc-r
momnlcr aro intntmnts familiar
crcry boly; hero they regltor ibir.
selves by photography; aauuMae'",
measure tlio force of the wind; llurs f
subterranean telegraph tntfajtam lhs
force of terrestrial magnotm ; !
rometcru collect atmoiphTic jlectr i,
and thermometers aro ererywaft :
tho grass, on the ground, and in tho
Thame. Tho tdecp ar acrl.nl
ones, of coume, and tho greatest pfi
are taken to have theraallln perfect or
der and very firmly mounted.
As for the town, it era very fa,r,
though for years peoplo haro x
here to eat the nice lUtbj bb a-jd
'whitebait, and bare mnAe U trj
gay sometime. I took lunch Inr'.
qaeer old place which tUuS tr
George the rinet'a time, 1 notie-4, ard
waa getting ihabby, and tacn I ca.i
away, Qrmly convioced that I h"C
have made a mistake if I hai notx'''
to Mre th3 placo which ha no luvno ?-
W. L. 8hsppird, in iU. NvehuUi r '
Seatli Aaierieaa Arrew I'obon.
Al the lat meeting ot the Boijon Mi
croscopical Society," Dr. A. K. Ukxlgt
read an istereiting paper on curare, 'a
South American arrow poUon, wfeca t
now used to render lower ntsus
unconscious during urgicl oper
ations. It has been found. Dr. Blodgi
asserted, that curare produce taee -bility
without interfering with lb fuac-
tions essential to hit, and sopphV a
need that the medical profusion haf
losgfelt, in that it d not reqre
watching when administered, a do etar
and chloroform. The exact driaUoa
of curare does aot ra to be dtdaiurty
knows, but it b said to be prepared " J
scraping the young hik of two pa
belonging So the same tpecict t.tat
from which strtchnise and coccula m-
atcus are denrtd. j fie dtk w exo
ed ha water, asfx-id wlU other vtrgttb &
substances, aad evaporated till fc it&
a thick paste. It w mcch tnrj tnzr
getic in its aetion on aa ctte ol
animals than on other a. Bird are aw re
profoundly affected than quidrupvd ,
and xeotilea are ooboned for a meea
longer time than olrd. It it geaerally
I administered hypodercucally.
i ..i &. ?? n2.? ia
C - a. - a C ft
mmn mii, u jjj .jWI iiii i 1 lb .gg&SggsgWftWMWOTMM Tl ml l.ijULJ.i " ' ; ygggl" " sayBjlJJ-Shafe3g' '..' " 11a 'Z
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