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THE BED (PUD CHIEF.
RED CLOUD, -
TZ72? J55ZLS OF LYNN.
W roUin!' tTOW,n,r gmj"' and lh0 "
1 lt r1i.jSr0SS the br oonny town
And the fisberfolks arc near.
But I srlatbcy never hear
IB sonars the Tar bells mako.ror mo, tho bon
ny bells of Lynn.
Thefriol?f. chatt,n? Pr, and I bear their
n . ,'?cnT d,,,
uut I look and loot across the bay to the bon
ny town or Lynn;
Ho told me to waJt hero
.. upan the old brown nler.
jo wail and wntch htm coming when the tide
was rolling In.
Oh, I jee him pulling strong, pulling o'er tho
bay to me,
And I bear his Jcwlal fcong, and his merry faco
And now, he' at tho pier,
. . . . My bonny love and dearl
And bo's coming up the sen-wtuthed steps with
hands outstretched to mo.
O my love, your check Is cold, and yourhands
arc Mark nnd thin!
O bear you not the bells of old, tho bonny bells
O hare you nought to sny
Unon our wn!
IOve. hear you not the
wedding bells across
the bay of Lynn
Oroy lover, i-peak to me! anl no,i mc fas,
For 1-rih,i,tlBla ea, and these winds and
r Ilut never a word he wild I
lie 4s dead, my love Is dead I
Ah mo! ah me! I did but dream: and I am all
Alone, and old ami gray: and tho tide is roll-
JJut my heart's away, away, nway, In tho old
graveyard at Lvnnl
F. E. n'MUicrtv,in TtmiAt liar.
huxtdw the kangaroo.
A coiutusroNDENT of the Chicago
JYiovtw, writing from the interior of
I will make, if you please, a slight
Sketch of a kangaroo-hunU The kan
garoo, as is well known, is found only
in Australia and Tasmania. Its means
of locomotion and defense are so pecu
liar, and its swiftness so great, that tho
chase of it is attended with excitements
and dangers wholly unique. The hunt
ing the fox in England w over compar
atively smooth ground and moderate
sized fences, with well-trained horbcs;
while the kangaroo has to be chased
over new country, full of holes covered
with wild grass, over ditches, fallen
trees, amongst trees and their branches,
on horses that have no superiors in the
world in spoed,.and whose power in not
lost in civilization. Then the dangers
that you are to eucountor when you
overtake the kangaroo, though not in
reality extrome, are as great as those
met m the tiger-hunt as usually con
ducted, while in the latter you have not
the excitement and danger of the chase.
The place where I write is about
two hundred miles from the ocean
shore, on the banks of a beau if ul riv
er, shaded with eucalyptus trees. These
trees p.re the natural growth of the
country, cover a large part of it, and
are believed, both here and in Europe,
to so destroy malaria as to be a sure
piarantce against fevers of all kinds.
Jlie couches are examined before retir
ing at night, to see if there are any
snakes in them; but none are found. A
native, with two women, is camped on
the shore near by. Their camp is a
half-circle of pilcd-up logs, threes feet
high, while on the open side, towards
the water, glares a brilliant fire, light
ing up them and the darkness with a
lurid, fantastic savageuess. These na
tives, resemble the African more nearly
th.n either of the other four of the hu
man races, and come without doubt
from that stock. Their hair cannot be
strictly said to be either hair or wool,
but most nearly resembles the latter.
They are of good size, dark-brown, well
made and don't incumber themselves
with much clothing. Onn of their
weapons of war is tho boomerang, and
it is a curious affair. It is made of very
hard wood, three feet long, four inches
wide, one inch thick at the center, and
bends edgeways so as to make a third
of a circle. With the hand they are
said to throw this implement one hun
dred and fifty yards, cutting off the
head of an enemy, and having the
weapon return to. the feet of the send
er. I have seen it thrown that distanco
and return to the person who threw it.
The full-grown male kangaroo is
called boomer," and is about seven
and a half feet long from his nose to
the end of his tail the tail being about
three and a half feet of this, aud one
foot in diameter at its base. He lives
on grass sometimes invading the fields
of the frontiersman and eating up all
he has. He stands on four legs when
feeding, and at no other time. His tail
is full of powerful sinews, but it is used
only to assist in the equilibrium while
sitting, standing on the toes and run
ning. In a sitting posture he is about
four and a half feet high; but when he
stands on his toes to survey the coun
try or an enemy he is taller than a
man. He has a soft, gazelle-like ex
pression, but the white teeth gleam be
tween the open lips. His color is
brown, tending in ago toward red or
gray, according to the species. They
weigh (the male) from one 'hundred
and fifty to one hundred and seventy
pounds each. The meat tastes some
what like venison, but Is not very
good, though the tail makes excellent
The female is under six feet in length,
and is different somewhat in appear
ance from the male. The young, when
born, are only an inch" long, and are
first Eeen nursing the mother in the
pouch in front, where she carries them.
They remain in this pouch till they are
eight months old ana weigh about ten
ounds, and long afterward return to
t on appearance of danger. When the
mother is hard pressed by an enemy
in a chase she throws the young one
out of the pouch, who thereby makes
i There are kangaroo-dogs, very swift
and strong, especially adapted to hunt
ing the kangaroo; but no experienced
dog will tackle one of them without
somebody to back him. They jump
about fifteen feet at a time, usually, but
sometimes twenty or more, and their
swiftness, is prodigious. Nothing can
apparently overtake them in a lair race,
and the usual way is to practically sur
round them. When ham pressed they
place their back to a tree ior the fight;
or, in preference, they.always strike for
the water, if there isany near. They
try to seize their enemy with the fore
paws, and then tip it from top to bot
tomwith the middle claws of their hind
feet, which are very sharp. If they are
in the water they try to hold their ene
my under it till he is drowned. They
will always leave a dog to attack a mas.
At 9 o'clock "this morning, ten men
(including Imyselfj started on horse
back, with four dogs, on a chase. All
were experienced in- the business ex
cept a young Englishman and myself.
We took no firearms, a large stick be
ing the only weapon to be used. We
had. no difficulty in finding the animals.
It was disdained to avoid such fences as
we found, and we jumped several of a
height of four to five feet; always ap
proaching them on a full run. We di
vided the party, half going to each side
of a partly open plain. I soon saw
a large kangaroo and two small ones
coning toward our party. We waited
till they were near enough to see us,
when thev made a right angle, and
went off "at an astonishing pace, in
jumps of fifteen to twenty feet in length,
eoino- from cicht to ten feet m the
Kir at ach jump. We went for" the
big one, out ne quicitiy gut wj. .
nhsht, -the tnree naving micmv
taaced h dogs. Tho kangaroo-dogs
hunt bv sight, like tho grav-hound.
These three were all lost, we learned
as we met atlhc point agreed upon.
We molt surrounded another large
tract of forest-plain and meadow, this
time dividing the dog In a few mo
ments a hundred Or more kangaroo
caruo bounding toward the party with
me. The dog with me started fcr liiem.
and all the dogs ami ttiBu were at once
in pursuit ThO kangaroos divided into
several parties each dog selecting
one to follow, and each man following
some one of the dogs. My dog went
for a boomer, and I nlo. in company
with two others of the party. The
boomer stood up, took a look at us. and
then flew. We followed him amongst
the trees and branches, lumping
logs and debris, all kinds, and
across plains at a fearful rate. The
horses needed no urging; their blood
was up now. The dog " laid to it," but
made no sound. When he would get
near the kangaroo, the animal tfould
make a jump at right angles and change
his course, whilst the dog would shoot
on a distance before he could turn.
After a run of this kind for sbmo dis
tance, the kangaroo start fri? a sxvamp.
After reaciing that, and going in a dis
tance, ho lurried his face toward us.
f'l.ug up on his hind paws to a
neight of seven feet, and prepared for
battle. The dog went for him, and the
fight commenced. The dog succeeded
in getting hold of his tail, and was car
ried in the air some distance by repeat
ed jumps. The dog then lost his hold,
nnd was seized and put under the water.
Owing to my having the best horse, I
was-urst to come to the dog's aid. I
was warned by shouts not to approach
the nulmal, but disregarded them, and
showed myself a good kangaroo-hunter.
The animal proved to be eight feet
long. The rest of the party killed two
smaller ones, and later in the day, at
another chase, another large one was
killed. The females don't fight, but
run so swiftly that thoy are rarely over
Luxuitv is a very ambiguous terra,
and is fco much a thing of circumstance
it changes its hue in every different
aspect. In Ireland, the accompani
ment of salt to a potato is a luxury.
Among the Cossacks, a clean shirt is
more than a luxury it is an eflemi
nacy. " If I were rich," said a farmer
boy, "I would eat fat pudding, and
ride ajl day on a gate;" and small as
his imaginative powers may appear,
the luxuries of many of the great are
not less strange or monotonous. Diog
enes, who prided himself on cutting his,
coat according to his cloth, placed his
luxuries iu " idleness and sunshine."1
Alexander, who had something else to
do with his time, probably thought this
basking in the sun a very luxurious ex-i
travagancc. Henry IV., of France, had
but one coach for himself and his
Queen; whereas in our happier days no
reputable couple can dispense with a
barouche, a cab, and if they be at
their ease, they must add a pony phae
ton. There is one point on which modern
caprice has passed tho bounds of en
joyment, and that is in tho increase of
supcrlluitics, which of late years, have
become necessaries in a well-furnished
house. We, most of us, remember the
time when one table, a pier-glass a
small detachment of chairs, with two
armed corporals to command them, and
the curtains pulled up and down with a
cord, made a decent display in the best
Now, a library tabic that might dine
a dozen of guests, with an inkstand as
large as a pastry-cook's twelfth cake,
are just aud lawful. An ornamental
escritoire, ormolu clocks, Chinese beak
ers, porcelain figures, vases, fiower
pots, stuffed birds, screens, albums,
prints, caricatures, novels, souvenirs
and folios must be allowed to the re
finement of the times. Torsos, antiqui
ties and statues are justified in usurping
the elbow-room of living men and
The general charm of knick-knacks
is unquestionable, and works of art af
ford amusement of the highest order,
but when the inconvenience exceeds
the utility, then tho so-called luxury
becomes oppressive. Book Without a
Men of ('enins
Says Jean Paul Ilichter: Know you
what especially impels mo to industry?
My mother. I shall endeavor to sweeten
a part of her life, that otherwise has
been so unfortunate, and lessen by my
help and sympathy tho great sorrows
she has suffered. To her alone I owo
the foundation of my mind and heart.
George Herbert said: One good
mother is worth a hundred school
masters. In the home she is loadstone
to all hearts and loadstar to all eyes.
De Maistre, in his writings, speaks of
his mother with immense love and rev
erence. He described her as his "sub
lime mother," " an angel, to whom
God had lent a body for a brief season."
To her he attributed tho bent of his
character, and her precepts were tho
ruling inlluence of his life.
One charming feature in the charac
ter of Samuel Johnson fnotwithstand-
inr his roufrh exterior was tho tender-
ness with which he invariably spoke of
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his mother, who implanted in his.mind
his first impressions of relijnon. In tho
time of his greatest difficulties he con
tributed out of his slender means to her
Cromwell's mother was a woman of
spirit and energy, equal to her mild
ness and patience; whose pride was
honesty, and whose passion was love;
and whose only care, amidst all her
splendor, was for the safety of her son
in his dangerous eminence.
Curran speaks with great affection of
his mother, to whose counsel, piety and
ambition he attributed his success in
life. He used to say, "if I possess any
thing more valuable than face, or per
son, or wealth, it is that a dear parent
gave her child a portion from the treas
ure of nerminu."
It was Ary Scheffer's mother whose
beautiful features the painter so loved
to reproduce in his pictures, that by
great self-denial provided him with the
means of pursuing the study of art.
Michelet writes: "I lost my mother
thirty years ago; nevertheless she fol
lows me from age to age. She suffered
with me in my poverty and was not
allowed to share my better fortune."
Napoleon Bonaparte was accustomed
to say that "tho future good or bad
conduct of a child depended entirely on
the mother." Nobody had any com
mand over him except his mother, who
found means, by a mixture of tender
ness, severity and justice, to make hira
love, respect and obey her.
Goethe owed the bias of his mind and
character to his mother, who possessed
in a high degree the art ofrstimulating
young and active minds. "She was
worthy of life!" once said Goethe, and
when "he visited Frankfort he sought
out every individual who had been kind
to her, and thanked them all.
John Randolph said: "I should have
been an atheist if it had not been for
one recollection, and that was the
memory of the time when my mother
used to take my little hand in hers, and
cause me on my knees to say, 'Our
Father who art in Heaven.1 "
In the Cates murder trial at Ridge
Spring, S. C, the other day, a young
colored man said: "I jes tell you, white
folks got no business gwine to black
folk a" parties, case darkies is not got
much sense no how, and when dey gits
a quart of mean whisky dey jes as leave
kill dey selves as any other puMon."
DrKrxo a period of nearly two cen
turies the first born of the House, of
Austria has been a girl a curious fact:
A tADr playfully struck a reporter of
one of the city dailie en the check the
other day, id she now carries her arm
IU a sling. Tho reporter wasn't hurt.
A Dakota girl has married a China
man. He had some difficulty in ex
plaining the state of his heart, but she
finally got his cue. Boston Transcript.
One of the sweetest moments in this
beautiful world to some people Is when
they can beat down tho price of a ten
ant articc to nine cents. Oil City Der
rick. Those who deny that two feet make
yard have only to examine rcme df
the feet elevated in the smoking-rboms
of our hotels to be convinced of their
A man who offered for five dollars to
put any one on the track of a paying
investment; seated an applicant be
tween the rails of the Boston & Albany
Railroad. Boston Post.
" Bkfoke I give you an answer,"
said Aramantha to hec lover, who had
just proposed for her hand, " I have a
secret to impart." " What is it, dear
est?" he Asked, pressing his arm around
her yielding waist. She blushed and
stammered, "My teeth are false."
"No matter," he cried, heroically, "I'll
marry you in spite of your tcethi"
The Cleveland Voice makes the fol
lowing soleful remarks: "TheCIpodes
Monomeri, mentioned by Plato, were a
race of beings whoso distinctive char
acteristic was the possession of one foot
of such hugo dimensions that when it
rained the fortunato C. M. could lie
upon his back, and by raising his cle
piiantine pedal above hira, find himself
securely roofed from the storm. This
may partially account for the
woman's but wo leave
that sort of
thing to St. Louis."
A yodsg gentleman somewhat nu
merous in social circles took his sister,
a wee miss, to see a family the other
day in which he is a regular caller. The
little girl made herself quite at home
and exhibited great fondness for one of
the young ladies, hugging her heartily.
"How very affectionate .she is," said
the lady of the house. " Yes; just like
herbrother," responded the young lady,
unthinkingly. Paterfamilias looked up
sternly over his spectacles, the young
gentleman blushed, and there was con
sternation in the family circle. N. Y.
The Boatmen of Shanghai.
The Heating population of China is
immense; and one is struck with this at
every port. To build aud repair their
vessels is a branch of industry I have
never seen described, but it must bo
enormous. Millions,probably,of families
live in them and never go on shore.
There is no craft so small, not even the
"sampan" that attends a foreign ship,
but has room for its idols or gods, be
foro which the owner burns his "joss
paper." I will digress here a little to
tell of the boatmen of Shanghai. They
are mostly from the distant seaports of
Ningpo and Swatow, being of a hardier
race and better sailors than the men of
this province. By some mysterious
telegraph' they know when a ship is
coming, and several lie waiting for a
job at the " red buoy" outside Woo
sung. Each one has the name of tho
ship he served last painted in a con
spicuous place aft. Ihe one I engaged
had "Halloween" and his name,
" Sam," underneath. Sam is a cogno
men all Chinese boatmen glory in.
His sampan, which is exactly like all
the rest, is about sixteen feet long, and
about the shape of a half peach stone.
A couple of guards run around it, as to
one of our little stern-wheel steamers,
projecting aft over the stern and bend
ing up at the extremities like the horn
of a crescent. What this is for I cannot
make out. The forward half is decked
over, and under this deck Sam keeps
lots of things. The midship section
abaft this is not decked, but has a plat
form, and is roofed over, tho roof of
bamboo and matting arched from sido
to side. Under this roof is the scat of
honor. On the lloor is a rug, and over
head are frescoes taken from Harper's
Weekly, the Illustrated London News or
lllustratal Zcitung, or an illuminated
calendar, many of the pictures upside
down; all begged from the different
ships Sam has attended. Over this roof
is its exact counterpart made to slide,
and when we aro seated Sam will gently,
slide the whole thing over if it rains,
snows or the wind is raw and cold, and
give us a wrap to cover our limbs withj
Under this at night Sam arranges him
self for sleep somehow or other, and,
when religious, worships his : lares and
penates." Abaft tho seat and roof,
raised a little, is the standing place for
Sam, or poop deck, where ne propels
the boat. He unships this deck when
hungry, and there are, underneath his
fire-place, kettle and other domestic
utensils, and there he cooks his rice and
I must not forget to tell how they
Eropel their boats. It is by sculling,
'hey have a gigantic oar which they
poise on a pin on the stern (nobody but
a Chinaman can do it), aud bv means
of a cord attached to the oar and tho
ot, they scull, or " eulo," as they call
ir nr. i cnmr ram
a very rapia rate.
vessels oi a
this wav, bv
larger size are sculled
means oi beards projecting from tho
sides, to the end of which an oar is at
tached. The tides at Shanghai run very
swift, and the winter winds are furious
and piercing; but these fellows scull
right along against wind and tide. When
all moored together at some wharf for
the night, they form a large community,
and discuss the events of the day or
gamble half the night. There is noth
ing done within many miles of Shanghai
but they know it before any one else. '
Cor. Boston Journal.
Effects of tt'rajUBlsg" Papils.
Mr. Eliot, the School Superintend-,
ent of Boston, complains in his last re
port of the bad effects of the "cram-,
ming" of pupils, of which Prof. Huxley
once said that it made conceited young
people and foolish old ones. A less
patent but hardly less grievous mis-'
take which is commonly made in our
public schools is the thoughtless way!
in which young girls are directed to
"speak up" during recitation, wherebvi
it comes to pass that their vocal or
gans are strained and their voices made
high and shrill instead of sweet and
low as the wind of the Western sea
when northeasters are not on the ram
page. Everybody has noticed the prev
alence oi a disagreeable shrillness in
the voices of American women, and
though the physiologists attribute the
tendency to the influences of our cli
mate, it is undoubtedly aggravated by
the unnatural tension of the vocal or
gans of children at school. Attention
has of late been called to the alarming
prevalence of shortsightedness in Germa
ny, and oculists who have reported upon
it say that it is caused by the straining
of the eyes of young children and
youths in study. To remedy the defect
they have proposed not only the short
ening and division of study hours, but
the taking of special pains to secure a
proper disposition of pupils in refer
ence to the direction from which light
falls upon their books. Myopia is not
the peculiar danger of American chil
dren as it is with the Germans; it is the
quality of the larynx, and not of the
eye, that is most imperiled, and in
buildinir our schools care should -bo
taken that their acoustic arrangement
snau do sucn as xo require me least
possible elevation of the pupil's voices.
-2T. T. World,
rke Meae ef tke Exlk4 Kapeleesf.
Jcst below Constance the beautiful
Island of Ilcicbenau lie like a gem in
the miniature sea. On the hiH the
left af chateaux, villas and catl- At
least one of thc-je is historical; It is al
most the simplest among them, but is
interesting as having been for twenty
years theiiomo of Queen Hortcnse. the
daughter of Josephine and tho atep
daughter of Napoleon tho First. With
all her brilliancy of birth and charac
ter, she was an unhappy and an uafor
She had seen her own father mur
dered on the guillotine. Her mother
married an Kmperor, only to die broken
hearted. Her step-father died on a
lone Island of the sea. She herself
married a King, only to be divorced arid
dethroned, while her children and her
whole family became wandering fugi
tives in strange lauds. It is extremely
saddening to walk through the rooms
of her little home here, and recall the
fate that followed her in life.
When Napoleon became Emperor,
she was one of the most brilliant and
talented women of his court. She
wrote excellent verses, arranged plays
and conijKwed bongs that have cheered
the rreuch armies in battle from that
lfiv , tlii.i TI.r cm Pirttnf tmur
la Svrie' may last with tho French Ian-
When Napoleon's star of dejtiuy
failed him, and all who bore his name,
or were related to him. were banished
from France, poor Ilortense. after be
ing refused a resting-place In many
lands, bought this little villa in a quiet
corner of Switzerland. Hero she de
voted many years to self-culture and
the c-are other two ons.
Here was spent the boyhood of
France's second Emperor. Areuenberg
, is a plain villa outside, but is .situated
on one of tho loveliest spots of tho
shores of the river Rhine. In the gar-
! ilen near the villa is a long, low house.
Used then, as now, for stables. Ihe
tipper lloor of this out-house contained
the rooms of the young Prince, Louis
Napoleon. Here he studied, and here
In a recent visit to Arenenburg the
writer hunted up a number of old resi
dents of the neighborhood who had
been companions of Napoleon, and a
few who had been friends of Uorteuse.
There were many remembered incidents
of the life of both; for both, though in
a very different way, had been much
liked" by all the villagers. Hortense's
kindness to the poor of all the district
has embalmed her name in grateful re
membrance there, and even the steru
republicans of Switzerland had a warm
sympathy for an unfortunate Queen.
As to her son, the late Emperor, people
never could tire telling of the incidents
of his boyhood that pointed to the com
ing man. What a swimmer ho was!
what a horseman! what a wrestler!
Of his horsemanship it is maintained he
had not an equal anywhere. It was a
habit of his never to mount a horse by
the u-jo of stirrup, but to run and spring
over tho crupper and into tho saddle at
Louis Napoleon visited Arencnberg
when he became Emperor, and twentv
thousand people came to bid him wel
come. As a young man he had been
a captain of militia sharp-shooters here.
and president of the village school
bo.ird. These bodies joined officially in
tha greeting. There were several
coaches and four drawn up at the sta
tion for the Emperor and his stafi to
ride in. What was the astonishment
and joy to see Napoleon jump into the
one-horMi wagon of a friend that hap
pened to be there, and with him head
tho great procession through Con
stance! How the people shouted aud
clapped hasids at the democratic Em
peror! Ilortense, after suffering several years
wXk s dreadful cancer, ended her event
ful life here in 1537. She died in the
little upper east room. Tho stranger
going in there now will be impressed to
see everything just as she left it. There
is the bed on which she died, and near
it is tho camp bedstead which her .son
tho Emperor had at Sedan. There, too;
is her harp, as well as the harp of Jose
phine Down stairs there arc five rooms filled
with remembrances of the Napoleon
family. On a little table in the reception-room
is the gilt clock ucd by Na
poleon on tho island of St. Helena. In
other rooms are good paintings and
statues niado from life of Napoleon the
First, Ilortense, her mother Josephine,
and her brother Prince Eugene; also the
furniture presented to Ilortense by the
city of Paris at the time of her marriage
to Napoleon's brother. There, too,
covered with a crown of ivy, is a mar
ble bust of Napoleon the third, taken
from a cast of his face after death.
The Empress Eugenie repurchased
this place (it had been sold after the
death of Hortenso), and presented it to
tho Emperor. It was lately the sum
mer residence of herself and the young
Over the hills from Reichenau, and in
another arm of the lake, lies the pretty
little island of Mainau, with its charm
ing gardens reaching down to the blue
waters. Real royality dwells here, ior
it is tho property of the Grand Duke of
Baden; aud his father-in-law, tho Em
peror of Germany, often spends his '
summer davs in this lovely retreat. In
fact, the Kings and Princes of Europe
have managed to secure most of the rare
spots around the lower end of Lake
Constance. S. II. M. Bycrs, in Har
per's Magazine for April.
Royal Matrimonial Gossip.
Axotiieii blow is about to be struck
at the Royal Marriage act, if we may
trust the rumors which reach us of the
betrothal of Prince Leopold, the young
est son of Queen Victoria, to the most
brilliant beauty and greatest heiress ol
the current season in London, Miss
Frances-Evelyn Maynard, the oldest
daughter of the late Hon. Charles May
nard, son and heir of the late Viscount
Maynard, of Essex, who prodeceased
his father in January, 1865. Lord
Maynard, a descendant of the great
lawyer, died .three months after his
son, when his titles became extinct and
his great estate passed to his eldest
granddaughter, tho young lady who is
now said to be engaged to Prince Leo
pold. Miss Maynard has just entered
her nineteenth year, and on her presen
tation afa recent Drawing-Room held
by the Queen she seems to have taken
London by storm, not only by her ex
traordinary beauty but byaCTaceand
stateliness which are not always the
leading characteristics of British debu
tantes. The fashionable chroniclers
went into ecstasies over the way in
which she made her " courtsey to the
Queen," an operation which is very apt
to disconcert the most self-possessed of
young women when it has to be per
formed in a robe with a sweeping train
and under the concentrated stare of a
small regiment of her sister-women.
She is said also to be as accomplished
and amiable as she is lovely and grace
ful, and as she comes into estates val
ued at 30.000 a year, the rents ot
which have been accumulating for her
ever since her grandfather's death in
1865, it must be admitted that Queen
Victoria might do worse foe her onlv
bachelor son than to provide him with
such a bride. 2?. Y. World.
Whex buying a. cow, be sure and
draw the milk rrom each teat, to see
that all are in good working order.
Outside appearances can't always be re
Nearlt 5,000 women and girls are
employed about the coal mines of Great
1 ia 5T(catJ.
Up one more block, and we come
upon the hlps white ship, black
bip, iron ships, wooden ship, lg.
little anil medium shltKj fbipV of all
sorts. They all go under the peneral
name of ships, and it b well they do,
for not one New Yorker ia a doses
knows the difference between a bark
Rnd a pleasure yacht, though he goc
down tho bay every dav in the umracr.
Here Is a good-natured-looking bailor,
leaning against a po in a nce Minor
place;" he will givo us some Information
about the ship.
"That there?" sars tho sailor, la a
tone that Mvtas to pity our ignorance,
and giving bis trouers a tremendous
hitch, "that ain't no ship; that a
brig. Don't you know the difforenco
atween a ship and a brig? Why, bless
you. a ship but I can't talk too much;
iny throat troubles me. Tin here dry
airp-'ir,ke:J it up, like, and I "
There are m many establishments in
the neighborhood for the nioitmng of
parched throat. that this difficulty u
ioon remedied, and the sailor invite
us to take a seat on the bottom of an
upturned yawl, where we will be shel
tered from the wind, while he explains
the mvaterv of bngs and barks.
" It s a sliame." cays he. " that you
landsmen don't know more alout ships.
Z . t. t 1 M
or, we sauors Know a cuurcn iroui a
hotel most of us and why Wouldn't
vou know more about our houses? I'll
tell you. Th.it there we.vel theru's a
ship, an' I'll tell you why. because she
has three masts and "square sails.
That's what makes her a ship. If .she
was only as big as this here yawl, and
that's not very big, and had three mala
and squaru sails, she'd still be shlp
rigged. The first mast, up by the bow
sprit, is the fare-ma.it. tho middle one
is the main-mat, and the last is the
mizen-mat. Each of these here masts
is subdivided, as tne school-masters
.ay, into three parts: the lower mast,
thu top-mast, and the to' -gallant mast.
Nmv you know more about navigation
than old Captain Skittle did, when he
run the Three Sisters on a rock.
S " Do you see this wessel just behind
us? Shu's a bark, and that s one of the
lirstest things for you to learn, if you're
' 'D- to uo a a"loV. how to tell a bark
lrom a ship; 'cause if you was on watch,
and you reported a ship on the lee bow,
and she turned out to be a bark, the
Cap'en would give you salt in your grog
for a fortnight. A bark has three
, masts like a ship, but thu iui&cn-mast
is schooner rigged, iustead of having
square sails. A brig has only two
masts, both square rigged, and a
brigantinu is thu same iv a brig, only
square rigged in front and schooner
1 rigged behind, as a landsman would say.
Now you know it all, and can take a. ship
across the ocean without a compa.
Thu lesson in navigation finished, thu
sailor's throat was iu such a parched
condition that it took three inward aji
plications of rum, well seasoned with
molasses, to get it in working order
again. Then he explained how a pilot
boat might always be distinguished by
the big number painted on its sail; and
a ferry-boat by its pilot-house at each
end. A. Y. times.
The girls of the time are shrewd and
quick to seize an idea, and juit now
there is a danger that some of them
' will over do the Quaker or conventual
' style. Having caught the cffcctivcHcss
of reserved styles of dress from novel
ists' descriptions or pictures, thoy try
it on with a persistency which destroys
the charm and freshness of the costume
altogether. Well read girls have heard
1 of demure little beauties iu gray, Iook
ing "dove-like and delicious," till they
I nro crazed to poso for tho picture
themselves, and silver gray and drab
' suits appear among the brilliance of
legitimate fashions in a phenomenal
iand suggestive way.
Sometimes tho character is very
prettily done, as in the case of one
feminine exquisite who is remarked
wherever she appears on Fifth avenue
1 or at the galleries in brilliant pale-grav
silk dress made shorter than her stature
requires, she being of modest size,
with skirt in full plaits from the waist,
in the old fashioned way, and her
shoulders covered with a coachman's
cape to match. A delicious ruille of
soft mechlin and lace tie at the throat,
a funny little gray chip cottage bonnet,
that looked as if she had worn her lit
tle sister's bonnet by mistake, trimmed
with clustering violets and adorable
white lisse ties, enhances the quaint
ness of a face which seemed that of an
overgrown child with soft dropping
hair, fresh, downy complexion, big
gray eyes, too light" for beauty, and a
f general powderiness and responsibility
ike that of a devoted young matron
who has lately taken the world on her
conscience. Her toilet is daintv, from
the gray cloth boot to the fresii jjray
kid glove and comical gown, too dainty
for a world that rides in horse cars and
goes out when the dust blows, and
allows the children at the dinner table.
Just as the Jockey Club affects the
square cut frock coaC big gloves, stout
walking cane and the genteel hob-nailed
style of our full favored British cousin,
there is a class of young women whose
standard is modeled on the dowdiest
most uncompromising of English habits.
Going up Fifth avenue early mornings,
one's vision is drawn to a fast walking
young woman, in a light gray cloth
gown, of tho short, kilted description,
rendered rather more ungraceful by
beiug tied by the sash about the hips,
the skirt swung clear of a stout pair of
broad shoes, and surmounted by a
school boy's jacket, with ugly side
forms and short skirts, like the ugli
est of cheviot business suits, the vrai
English coat, worn with a hat which
looks like that of a servant man's out
The style cannot be called adorable.
It savors too much of the feminine
medical student, or the girl of the ate
lier, who poses in our imaginations,
with her hands in her pockets and mahl
stick sticking over her shoulder, with
a luncheon of bread and cheese and
beer in the back ground. X. Y. Mail.
Held by Greek Brigands.
The French papers give details of
the capture of "Colonel Synge and his
wife by Greek brigands, near Salonica,
on February 19. The Colonel and his
companion were returning from the
frontier of Bulgaria, where they had
been distributing clothing and food to
the Moslem refugees who had abandon
ed the Bulgarian territory from fear of
persecution after the Turco-Russian
war, and who are now in the most
wretched condition. They had reached
Tricoviste (in the province of Kassa
feria) on the 16th, and there they were
resting from their journey, when their
residence was invaded and pillaged by
a band of twenty-five brigands, Ted by
the dreaded Niko. After securing ev
ery object of any value in the house, the
Greek brigands bade the Colonel and
his wife to saddle their horses and fol
low them. During the ride the English
man found the way to inform the British
Consul at Salonica of his condition. On
receipt of the note Mr. Blunt, the Con
sul, snowing well what dangers hi3
fellow countrymen ran at the Hands of
such a brigand as Xiko, immediately
betook himself to Katexina in order, if
possible, to negotiate at once for the
surrender of the prisoners. At -the
same tima he informed th local nrs-
!.:; T V z 7. Jii
uioniy oi me lacu iroops were dis
patched from Janinaand ilonastin in
pursuit of the band. Mr. Blunt had
various interviews with Niko, with a
view to reduce the ransom of 45,000
demanded by the latter to a more rea
fomahla pes. Niko not only refuted to
make any redaction, but diapr-,r,d
a (kwa m 1 Gtxn! of the appmch of
the troop, aad all tnefcfr taWa !
dUeorer hi whercabotst hr fiiipJ. '
Meaawbttn another letter from thfl
priocer hi reached the Coaal. en
treating hha to upeo4 all hmtiltlMr
against the brtaai at it wooW only
hasten the, writer's death. NiVo refuse
to m?1 hi prisoner free nntil he Hju re
ceived tho am demanded and a fre
pas for the band. ich. la fc. a tay
Hxxim their afe withdrawal from the
rejrioa. X. V Sun
The prisoner have lnee bren re
leased oa the payment of SW.OCO.
1-ERS05AL A0 LITERARY.
Lowell Is received la Kaglxad with
marked cordbltty. Tho Queen bi
shown great fnendllnc. of maaaer.
He ha received numoren call and in
vitation from the bet Ktfla, and l
the lion of tho cveaing at verat rvl
The number of new work Utied la
Germany ia 179 amouatod to 11.179.
a againt 13,912 ia the prerwu year.
The greatest increase i thown la the
depanuent of jurisprudence, iolltiei
and statistics . the decline tat visi
ble in all departments of bles lettre.
CtiAULorrc Bnovrn's story. "The
Professor," was completed before
" Jano K re" was commenced, and was
declined bv various publishers. It wm
not published until after the
death; but "Jane Evre" was
accepted and publUhcd bv
Smith & Elder (ltM7). ,
Mils. OurilANT is probablv the mot
prolific of living writers. Within the
last three years she ha pub!ihed fivw or
six works several of them being three- !
volume novcU in addition to editing
tho " Foreign Claries- for EnglUh
Reader.." She i now writing a new
uovel with Scotch scenes and charac- ;
HmuoriULfcs will bo Interested to
learn thai the well-known microscopic
edition of Dante ia to hau a compan- '
ion in tho Kime" of Petrarch. Each !
page will bo fifty-live millimeter long
ami thirty-five broad (a little over two j
inches by one and a half), and the whole
volume will contain 667 pages, with (
thirty-six illustrations ami two jxr-1
Mil Airrmit Scluvan is n maav-
sided man. in addition to hi brilliant
musical gifu. and the reputation ho ha
so rapitlij won as a eomjoer, ho has
written a drama. " (ilenvoih." which is
soon to bo presented at tho Adclphi
Theater, Iondon. Mr. Sullivan jk
sesses tine literary abilities, and. curiou
ly enough, has invented a patent rail
way brake which I said to bo very In
genious and practical.
MacaulaV ha pointed out that the
tirt F.nglhdi author who really Hindu a
good paying busiiie-.N of literature wa.
Itichanl.Mm, for the good rean that ho
published hi own works. A statement
has lately been made that Nwift " had
no pecuniary interest hi hi. writing,"
but a correspondent of tho AUucturttm
points out that iu a letter to Mr. Pult
tiey. in l7;tT, he says: " I never got a
farthing by anything I writ, except one
about eight year ago, and that mil by
Mr. Pope's prudent management for
mc." About eight years ago corre
sponds with the date of publication of
"CJitllivcr," for which one thousand
dollars is alleged to have been paid.
Probably it has earned for the Imok
sellers by this time one hundred thou
The Liberty Cap.
Thf. "Liberty Cap" take. its origin
from the ancient Phrygian cap, which
mav be seen in all the representation
of thu Trojans in Flexman's illustrations '
to Homer. In ancient (Irecce and J
Home slaves were not allowed to have j
the head covered, and part of tho cere- j
mony of freeing a. slavu was placing this
cap on his head, which thus became thu
symuoi oi liberty nmi was so regnnluil very inconvenient for bur to go for
during the Roman Republic. A cap on herself.
a polo was used bv Satiirninui as a j She had a signal which Patience un
token of liberty to nil slaves who might dontixn!. It wa to hang a towel out
join him. and Marius raised the same f tl. window. This had gone on fur
symbol to inducu the slaves to take j month without any troublu at all. al
arms with him against Scylla. After ( though Mis. Minn wax not reckoned a
tho death of Ca-sar tho conspirators i p!Viiant woman to deal with, wlmn nn
marcneu out in a ixxiy with a cap Dome
before them on a spear, anil it i said
that a medal struck on the occasion aud
bearing this dcicu is still in existence.
In Dr. Zinkcisen's "History of the
Jacobin Club" we are told" that the
"Liberty Cap" or "Ilonnet Rouge" was
introduced by the Girondists and that it
owed its favorable reception principally
to an article by I$risot, which appeared
in the I'tUriotc Francats and in which
lie declared that thu "mournful uniform
of hats" had been introduced "by
Criests and despots" and proved from
istory that "all great nations the
Greeks, tho Romans nnd Gauls had
held tho cap in peculiar honor." It
Ls also said that the "Bonnet Rouge"
was habitually worn by the galley
slaves and was adopted as the symbol
of freedom after the rcleaso of the
Swiss regiments of Chateau Vietix. and
it is very likely that this circumstance
gave the first impulse to the fashion,
ut it soon became identified with the
"Liberty Cap" of antiquity. X. Y.
World's "Xotcs and Queries."
A SoTel Ball.
I t - I 1 I
Dk. STEriiAN. the chief of tho Ger
man Postal and Telegraph Department,
gave a novel ball in Vienna lately. All
the servants were dressed in the cos
tume of postilions. In the course of
tho festivities a post-wagon, fully
equipped, with harness and driver, was
driven into the dancing saloon. The
guests danced around a telegraph-pole
adorned with many-colored ribbons.
Envelopes containing bon-bons were
distributed among them from letter
boxes exactly like those upon the Ber
lin street-corners. Werner Siemens,
the inventor, who is called the German
Edison, provided for the occasion a
novel electrical light-houe. The dan
cers were given keys to the door of the
towers, some of which had the magic
quality of causing the lamp to pond
forth a brilliant flame. The couples
possessing the right keys waltzed in the
glow of the sudden illumination, but
those who could not made the tower
respond were obliged to retire from the
floor amid the amusement of the specta
tors. At one o'clock a fanfare of
postilions' horns gave the signal for
supper. .V. Y. Tribune.
The Suez Canal, connecting the Med
iterranean with the Red Sea, was opened
for navigation November 17, 18C9; it
is ninety-two miles Ion;-, and of varying
width, the narrow portions, which com
prise the greater portion of its length,
not permitting two vessels to pass each
other. There are numerous sidings,
however, which afford room for the ves
sels to pass or cross each other. Ves
sels measuring four hundred and thirty
feet in length and drawing twenty-five
feet nine inches of water have safely
passed through the canal. The actual
cost of the canal was 17.518.729. ex
clusive of 1,360.000 bonds issued to
pay coupons on shares in arrear daring
part of the period of construction, or
in United States currency, about 294,
000,000. m m
Repoets from various parts of the J
utzoman .empire represent me aemor-
Mdaget famia bitterness ami
caJ h.ntmnt -n r,.n,.T tA
- r J o
The Parisian authorities estimate the
damage done by the floating ice in the
Paris district alone at S700.0CQ.
Queex Victoria is reported to have
kid away $25,000,000 for a rainy day.
" . -
Our Yonnj Kawleff.
THE LOST JWJIEI.
rrx il a lwi ". .VlnTKwr' " , . " , .....
..0wbkkftff uWi m ttV-?r Jar Ok -W ;
do not knr. w,nt dw ! M-. 4 -or ptndJ , UJ TT'
orrrUs Mm 4 mHy lUi ' 2J?Mi!toM. 'jJtL
i with it. ThAt U th r.' K Uljr xi Vw
Thtt moth" cf Ptlac .'d tju I T& U mortOns:. ?""?'
world lonelr without hhtt. m4 w gUI j, jUn Wf In t W S
when t&c cill cme for brr U?!o th j ftft4 hr firt 'ro4?wpV T)
other world, tw. M sr.t. H jtrfet! Krcn'i jot ny ? tv y.
her to think of leaving her UuloplHU- Un9r . r.
htnd. but h wx rehel h" .. M roa"r T i -..,
trotibb la vcrv usexpert meaner. .. luaani I rf5 M' "
Her iter. Mr. Dormer. hJ threo v- tai juK. ifi)tw.
chtMrea.aadlheyalll0fthrrwa.mAay ..WcjU tfUA to fTT
dAT- A hrt and .lormr roy-x-iher M .l I dWo't ak l. wrih
raile ia tht lU-fated llttk rft whtoh ulVlnjj A fttM bt tM 2U "-
hv CAmed taAayothcr chUdrva ovvr v ro0tH.
tho dork water, xad which t, call ..jj. wht I " . 2HJ.
diphtben. Thu the sU nwbed lb atcd It Tw-wtjfftw l VT
detred hafra. and it made no manner , Jft)- j-, jt ,XvtUr U w "
of difference to them how they vt n.uh ll fv.
there, or whether lhlr H-f la thl f , lhc ary j,, I
world wuj longer or horter I j, jt t I hsdn'l dropfwl tf hvr-
Then Mr. Dormer M fb w ohief " , ...
m.ik.it..irl,iilrn little -irL o: . . n- rtrt thtntrkt . M
the orphan wa provided with a kome.
m.l lb mother wu relieved of her Ul
Vm. r1l think. terhai. that allthej
thim-4 made Patience VerV dull and Ui-
htm.w hot .ueh wa. not the ee. One
! " t (-!...- ..- ll. w..-.li
wa inmcinjr oa mo w.
hen a tall, gauat. funereal wuman.
uho had beea watching her for mmuo
time, tuddcnlv laid hr hand on her
shoulder, a lf"ho had been the nheritt.
and wa arresting Patience- for ome
crime, and aLed. uternlv
"How can you crry on o m hen your
poor fathor U la the oeeaa?"
.iid Patience, opening her black eyes
"So he i at lea.t. I hojo he I."
aid Mi Minn.
"Well, how can he lw In two place
at once?" vWed Patience.
Mlv Minn wx at a ! what to an
fwor. anil PAtiutice. went on.
1 know he left hU Inhly In the ocean,
but ho do'n't want it anymore. Aunt
Jano .ild . There are ever m many
pretty thing down in the tce.it. Fatiirr ,
uedto tollme alnnit It. Did you over !
noo tho coral ho brought me. and tho
whale tooth? I'll nhow them to vou
"Litllo heatheul' murmured Mu
Minn, a. ho turned away aud pursued
her walk iu dtgut-
Hut that wa. not uhat Paron llawlv
eiid when ML Minn related tho Inci
dent to htm. "How thttM) little ottox
put to shame our unbelief J" wa. hi rw-
So neither tho ocean-gravo of
fathor nor tho green grave of
mother and cousin inatle her ad.
thought thoy wr all happy nwav
Vond the star, somewhere, and
wa tfulnir there, too, somo time,
what wa there to cry about lu that?
Ah for Mr. Dormer, or Aunt Jano,
' she mirtscd hor children, of course.
but not n. she would If he had been
' rich, because she had not time. Thai
1 i one :lvautngu that oor oop
1 havu over their more prosjwnm neigh
j bors. And although thu Dormer. owned
tho pretty little whltu cottage which
wa.s thur homo, they nail nothing bo
sidcs.aud were dependent on their dally
toil for their daily bread.
Patience wan only nine yean old.
but sho found ninny way in'w hleh her
nimblo little lingers and willing feet
could bo of uo. Shu could eel a table
and sweep a lloor quite nicely, and ll
wa a real pleasure to her tocarrv hor
uncle hi dinner when his work toot him
mi far away that ho could not upend
time to cumn home at noon.
llealdes thl she often earned a fmv
pontile. by doing errand for Ml Minn,
who wa. a dre.s-maker. nnd frequent
Jv- wanted some trillinsr article
the stores which It would have
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event occurred which threatened to db-
solvu thu partnership altogether.
Mi Minn wanted material to finish
Mr. Ha'wly'ji dressing-gown, and It must
be finished that night if she sat up till
midnight; so she told Patience:
"It wiM come to just forty-fivo cent,
nnd a I have given you a dollar, there'll
be hlty-live cents back. You pee, don't
" It's a great deal of money to trust a
child liku you with; o be careful, and
don't stop to piny by tho way. I shall
know it there s a cent missing."
" I'll be very careful." said Patience,
and she tripped away with tho inonoy
insidu her mitten.
She made her purchase and returned
without once stopping by the way; for
although she was several times accosted
by persons who knew her. sho only re
turned their-greeting with a umiling
There was one cirl who wax not no
easily shaken off. It wai Becky Srigg.
who wa sliding on a few feet of Ice by
the roadside, and called to Patience to
stop and slide with her; but Patiencu
only shook her head.
" Where aru you irointr no faxt?" rwr.
sfatcd Becky, grasping her cloak.
"Don't stop me," pleaded Patience;
" ML Minn won't like it."
"Who cares for Mb Minn?" aid
Becky. But Patience was alreadr free.
and hurrying on. When idie reached
5Iis Minn's door, her cheek were ax
red as her mittens, with the keen No
" Here is the bundle, and here"
she wax going to say, "and here is th
money." but when she pulled off hr
mitten the money was not there She
shook her mitten, and turned it wron"
side out. She felt in her pocket; she
looked up her i-leeve. It wax no nw
j ne money was not there. Miss Minn,
meanwhile, stood regarding her through
her s-ectAclcs in a manner that boded
no good to Patience.
" Wvll?" said she at length, and all
the judgment of the law seemed con
centrated in that one word.
"I've lost it. oh, I've lost it!" said
" Don't add to your sin by tellin lies
awutii. saio liss Minn. "Cnf.
what you've dono with the money, or
it will be worse for yon!'
As she spoke she clutched her chate
laine and Patience found herself won
dering if she intended to cut her head
off with the great scissors attached
"I had it. and it's gone, and that'n
all I can tell about it," said Patience
" Very well. miw. very welL You raiy
go, and don't show yoar face hereagaia
until you're ready tocoofew how wicked
you have been."
As Patience turned away. Miss Miaa
exclaimed, ia a toae of triumph, "I
wonaer wcat .sir. iiawlv will
The thought that she should be able
to prove to hira that she wa ia the
right in her estimate of Patkace ahsost
compensated her for the loss of th
fifty-five cents, aao; such was her
haste to tell him the story that she
finished the dre&Hag gowaaji hoor
eooner than she otherwise would, and
took it over to him herself. Bat Mks
Mian was much too good a diploma
tist to show her trisraph. On the con
trary, she related the circuaataace
with a very daraal face, aad woand
up bysayiag, "I'm sare Wa dreadful
to find such depravity ia a child. You
caa't thiak what my .fcdi.g, Wer
. ii.flrjr ITos mkM almost bar
Jg, , mS. J-;".
U flk Jwi.,?r y
ban? kt in iwwy - -
atJrUCrt Ka4 dropped the mJ it
... ...m., trltioh wa 4Md
' w, wa.,0i It HlWe twt N
. ,i n,t i. lpotV wwrw
L . -.,iftt? all tW tlK and
....,, ....-fct hav lain tboM
" . .... .L mlniN
..- ." .-i.lr.nej t the owirory
,i...i"- , -.
lt.,t if Palitce ilhl H trw mh m
... ..- .t, t,..ilf kail m diUm t
' pt. mM "I.V - --v.- -
'nd wal tht a dUemmA W p
womAn H dstormined to Uw
m.nr to tho utmoU ,o fc "VfC
...,- ao.-mtiuied teftl. wfcWl
. mHJj;ht latlonc to her
j .. j pnl j0r ya t give yt one Nf
.,.-,,-.. Vol the JJWOeV- i "
t.ih h.it 1L. ni III oVttHwk l
one. ld a .vr cadt hv !.
If that 1 all. 1 mjht a wwll t
ham come, for I eon't t4l yini at lh
only I ht IU" Ald Palien. ullT
Look here. ehlM. I'm yor (rto!.
though you mar ut think It. I
puk to ttoXSprtyc. I w ) a
you needn't deny IU
"1 wasn't going to dny Iu 't I yet
nwav from her a a I W.
Yiv. I mw thnU t. N what II
Hooky prtjrg matched th wiHy away
".She didn't She coMhlil U fr U
money wa lu imv uiltuwi." exeinimmi
Vou thought o. bill It nwv Mil
have boon, ami lUrky U a von Wad jftrl
If yon nay nho Mnlrhd tli hhmhtj
cvorvbody will bollovo you. arid vmi
will he olertrvd "
"Mio didn't tnko ll. for I had It after
ward." sold PatUwee, stiinlflv.
"Oh. wH. I knownht dMn'U" mM
MU Minn, follod la hor Httlo gwtim. "1
only wanted to nv what yWd ny.
The truth Is. thr' hen m tiKHnn
found lu my yard, ntul no dwilrt It m
what you dropped Your ekair wa
two ounrtvra nnd a live, waxit't Itr'
"No. it Witftii't. It wa a twwtty-wvn
and three lent." mild PnUenco. "ami
one of the ton wa iuandd.
"Child, you've forgotten nWut It. m
didn't notice, jterlwp. If two quurttir
and a five won found lu Miy yard, ll
must bo what you dropped."
"No, I havun't furxottoti, and I did
notice. Tho mutiny mn't bo tkf
"Then you're willing to lnvi It r
that you tole my mutiny? Vott'rw ww
lug to havo Mr. llawhty think yuu'rw n
" I didn't sloal lu but the ehnagu
wa what I told you. nnd munw 11mm 1
shall iKtv It Iwek to you."
" Was ever such a ehlhl?" inU MW
Minn to hopuilf, thoft aloud. "Of ootr
I couldn't bo sum ntout thlx matter,
and It was ri"ht for mo to tii vmj.
Tho chnngu found wa just what yu
say, only I didn't mind thorn wn. a
piece of tliu currency torn" laying It
uut on the table.
"There wa. and tmmdod:" nnd Pa
tience pointed out thu pkieo whirh had
escaped thu observation of thu xptft.
" Well. I'm sure I'm willing to ovvr
look it all." said Mi Minn. tnngtiuiiU
moiisly, "and you may continue to d
my erramls. Jul a you have before
"Thank you. ma'am." xnid PatitiHee.
too happy to stand on hnr dignity, nnd
tixi innocent to understand tho trap
that had -been set for hor.
"What will Mr. Hawly say now?"
ejaculated Ml Minn, whun tho kust
ucho of tho brik V.tto foot had died
What ho did say wax. " I novet
doubted thu child Innocence. I wax
suro shu wa una of Chrtst'n MttN
ones." Youth's Coinjximnn.
X ItrHfthta Prisoner,
The punishment of death, it i often
asserted, has but little terror fur tl
hardened criminal, who usually pruforx
ending his Ufa on tho gallow to a Hn
gering cxUtenco within the wallx of si
prixon. By criminal, howovor, who
are not hardened, hanging Ix vIwvt.mI
with repugnance; and xomo striking
evidence on this point is afforded bv a
scene which took place recently in tho
Sheriff Court at Dundoc. Scotland. A
deaf and dumb man wax charged with
an assault on his aunU whom ho slight
ly wounded in tho neck with a knifa
that ho snatched from a tabJo In a fit of
taxion. Tho ubtanco of the evldnnco
naving been interpreted to him. he ad
mitted its truth, but would not pjad
guilty. His doggodnejw in pcmfxtlngln
his Innocence arose. It wax asccrtabiod.
from the fact that he. labored under tho
Impression that he wa Wing tried for
.mtar,c,r' t1"'1 wa" "re to bo hangeiL
Tho Sheriff found the charge proven,
and passed a sentence of thirty days
imprisonment. On the sentence bUtg
comraunicat5d to tho prisoner br m-aa,
of tho finger alphabet, he could not at
Urst realizo the fact that ho was iwt
going to be hanged aft;r all; but on
being assured by the Interpreter ihx'.
nis life would bi spared, his joy ka-w
no bound. LespW to hi foot, .
lace radiant with delight, ho daa.1 a
pa muI In the dock, khed hi hand
several tiroes in rapid succession to ih
bhenff. insisted on shaking hand with
the interpreter, ami j.i. u.......
the most grotesque capers Man extrrtw
non of his Intense fcirW.n.....
his Intense happiness.
CetUsjy t the VLtmr.
r."' 'oI!owinv related by an ofHeer
of the Stonewall Brigad. may inlerwt
y hue Jaekson'a corpi rzcniUmslj
moving to the Hank and rear of the
Union army at Chancellor vlHe. the
Confederate cavalry in advance 1-camo
eagagwi with th enemy. Soon a
wounded and Weeding trooper w, -
jKiafr jnmmi. hn moved in the di-
r-ar. Soon afoeard rapjd firing ea
plalaI that the bine-jacket, ha.1 cM
Z tl JxckMi0 al it a not long
before the yyot caraJrym.vi wM ieS
cpaing back again. When ODoorita
SL'STSS; S? :..
- - ..w. ma., arriveu
"Hado, Bill wounded T
r ",ief-"aWSo. 2, "but not bad.
Let's git to the rar.M
At which Ko, 1 exclaled; ..TUs ij
the plagaedest fight Pve bin in ylu It
haln tgot so for "-Editor bnvcct?C
in Harper' sfr ApriL
The AttstrfwHungariaa Govemmeat
puahia the scheme for a railway
through the Vor Aribenr. and the er.
Bias authorities that for a caaal to wtx-
rrcuo irom which the- infantry wre
swcfaiagM if Peking th rear, or, as A
the average trray-iarket f.t,i .,
t f I
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