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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
f M. L. TMOMAR, Pablbhtr.
IWiirCLOUD, - - NEBRASKA.
Uxahmkd and unattended wsllra the Crar
TbrouKh Mowow'b busy etrect one winter's
Tho crowd uncorcr an his face they see
God greet the Crarl" they say.
Alonir his path there moved a t unprai.
Oray spectacle of poverty and woe?
T,r'tir.bcd 'o'hro.dnimred Uy-onc woarj'innn.
Slowly across the snow, '
A?i?" J?,1TO- "'"wn tap tho winter wind,
. W ,l Pr fttHln. very rude and bare
win? .JS" :vw U ,K!nt t0 w 'J.
W 1th du'I nnd sullen nlr.
The "Emperor stopped and beckoned to tac
"Who jvt thou brarest to the ip-ave?" fao
"Only a soldier. Sire!" the short reply.
Only a soldier dead."
"Only a soldier!" musinjr, said tho Czar;
"Only a Kustan, who was poor and hravc,
Move on. I follow. Such an ono gitoa not
Unhonored to his Brave."
If ebent his head, and sllnnt raised his cap;
The Car of all tho Jlusslas, pacing slow,
iollowlnjr the cofUn, as twain It wciit.
bio wl v across the snow.
-Ml in one coinpuny
UiJi aJL1hcy wcnt tho crowd irrew ever more.
Till thousands stood around tho friendless
3od by thnt princely heart, who, royal, true.
Honored the p xir and brave.
Agnes Maoiimdl, in London Sj(tilor.
Note Thle incident is nrrntel by a lady
Who was UVityr in Moscow when It took plate.
Ah Explanation of Aerial Itaapen
!, Decapitation, Can Mosul,
Magic Catfr, a4 Other Trick.
IJetwekn the modem prestidigitateur
and the old-time gonjurerthere is a wide
difference, not- only in his appearance
and style oHiving, but in the character
of his performances and the apparatus
used. 'The stock in trade of him who
laiig s3'no amused a few gaping rustics
Ijy making a hasty-pudding in a hat or
drawing a rabbit from n frightened
woman's gown." and that of the gentle
man who, clad in faultless evening at
tire with diamond atuds sparkling on
the bosom of an immaculate shirt, per
forms his feats on a handsome stage be
fore a fashionable audience, arc no more
alike than their possessors. It would
form an interesting and odd study to
trace, step by step, the changes that
have led to the present condition of
things, but in this article it is only in
tended to show, by describing a, ffcW
hitherto unexplained tricks, hoTv elabor
ate and costly is tho parenernalia of a
modem magician. ilerrmann, now
that his brother iias retired, that poor
Heller is dea, and that Cazeneuvc Is still
hampeni by an interpreter, may be rc
gard:,"i as occupying a reprcsttntallvc
portion among dealers in the black
(dress-suit) art. The illusion given
under the title of " Asleep in Mid Air,1'
had been performed long before Herr
maun had any idea of cafiinirithis own.
The trick, we buJicve, is of French in
vention, although it was years ago pro
Minted at the Egyptian Hall, London.
It is only necessary to say, in explain
ing this "realization of an Arabian
Night's Dream," that when the person
who is to be suspended in mid air is
dressing herself, she buckles roilnd her
alight but strong frame composed of
leather and steel br.ds. These bands
are so arranged that the wearer could
be suspended from any of them and re
Lain the 'free use of her limbs. Tho
only -point of attachment mmio.use of
in this trick is a snap-hook behind tho
right shoulder. Mile. Addie, it will be
remembered, rested her feet on a stool
set between two upright rods about six
feet high, her elbows resting on top of
the rods. The rod under the girl's
right shoulder is really a tube. (Town
which passes a strong but small rone,
with a catch at the upper end. Under
pretense of arranging his wife's draperv,
Herrmann slips this catch into the snap
hook spoken of, the attendant below the
stajre erasns the rone, and bv an ansiir.
understood S3'stem of leverage not only
keep3 Mile. Addie erect when Herr
mann removes the stool and left-handed
Tod, but also draws her into a horizontal
position. Resting securely in her frame.
Mile. Addie moves arms and logs ac
cording to her husband's disposition
One of Herrmann's most remarkable
tricks was that of "Decapitation."
Some veari ago a magician who per
formedn this city as a Turk, we bo
1!V, introduced a more ghastly ver
sion of the same feat. He gave hi3 en
tertainments at Piatt's Hall, and made
this beheading the sensation of his last
week. The hall was darkened, a strain
of weird music was rang out of a pi
ano, to tho rythm of which the magi
cian marched slowly on the stage, ac
companied by a pale-faced youth. The
attendant laid himself upon a table in
the center of the stage and was put to
sleep by mesmeric passes; the magician
arranged a cloth about the victim's
ceck, drew a scimitor, sent it hissing
through tho air, and with one sweep
drew tho blade through tho youth's
neck, separating tho head from the
body. Women used to faint and men
shudder, as the head was lifted up with
the blood streaming from it and placed
upon a salver to be "handed around for
the company to examine." The cold
caput mortuis was then taken back and
joined to the bod3 a little magic pow
der -was sprinkled over the points of
contact, and the subject, being awak
ened, sat up, looked dreamily around
and backed of the stage. The explana
tion is simple enough. The .youth's
head lay on a trap in the table large
enough to admit of both head and
shoulders. In the cavity of the table
was a rubber head admirably construct
ed to resemble that of the attendant,
with a little stage blood in the iollow
of the neck. At the moment of sup
posed decapitation, the magician, who
stood with his back to the audience,
pressed upon the attendant's head,
which at once sank into the
table and seizing the dummy head, held
it, bleeding, aloft, the cloth about the
neck hiding tho angle of the sunken
head. To "recapitate" the .youth it
was only necessary to drop the rubber
head back in its place, release the
spring of the trap which brought the
aiuuuaub a ueau vu iuj proper level, ana
the trick was done. With Herrmann
the more horrible adjuncts were done
With Herrmann J
away with, and a vein of comedy was
introduced into the act. At the'same
time the simplicity of the feat wis de
stroyed by the use of expensive and
cumbrous machinery. The rustic, who
complains of a "sorter buzzin" in his
head, was, it will be remembered, seat
ed in a large arm-chair, the back of
which was thickly padded, with two
gilt cords running crosswise, one from
the inner edge of either -arm np to the
top corner of the opposite side, thus
making a broad X. When the elixir is
administered to the patient he is told
he will have to place his head in a " re
ceiver." The moment this receiver
(which is shaped like a diver's helmet)
is placed over his head the trickery be
gins. The countryman's head is surely
in the receiver, because he speaks
through the open visor in full sight of
the audience, but directly the visor is
closed, and whilst Herrmann is placing
the cloth about the neck after the fash
ion of his predecessor, the assistant
presses against the back of the chair,
which .gives under the pressure. and
opens for a triangular space, the two
sides of which are formed by the lower
portion of the X spoken of, .the base be
At the same j
ing on-line with the chair arms, where
The passav, 0f the streLt, all wonderinr.
"'vi on in '.jcnt.then followed slle
iii, .-, uiiu unison anucierK,
this swinging portion of "the back is! three cutsTon. the chest made with.p
hiuged. On' this flap, o to speak, the-fpropriate ceremony.
open ng of which is concealed by the
towel and the receiver. Master Rusticn
restohis head behind tho chair, torn
his body recumbent and tho "reevtrer
left standing empty on. hr Shcst, close
to Ihe eck. IJU right hand is n6w
MroiUy drattti up, whilst ho struggle
nd kicks as Herrmann plies his mur
derous knifeand a false held, which is
hung behind th hair-back, is intro
duced iato tho receiver. Tne receiver,
with ita burden, is. piaced upon a cabi
HCl which occupies the center of the
stage, the vizor is opened to show that
the head" is still there, and then dropped
again. This cabinet, shaped like a safe,
apparently contains deep shelves filfrd
with bottles, skull etc-. In hniMv
these shelves are very shsUrjiv, a mirror,
which h of th ame height and breadth
of tho cabinet, lcing placed in such a
position as to leave about fonr-fiftnS of
the cabinet vacant. In this Vacant spar;
sits the smallest of lire Lorellas, made
up" to look like tho countryman: when
the receiver is placed on the cabinet,
and, the vizor down, LonuJa No. '2
opens the trap on which '.I rests, re-moves-nlic
JafiR head and inserts hi
own, tf'rirrhaiin takes away the re-
j CiV5?, the head makes the presumed
last dying speech and then falls over,
tins movement being given to the sup
posed member by the young man in tho
cabinet leaning his head on one side.
The third Lorella plays the " Devil,"
and the articulated skeleton w workfid
by a galvanic battery behind toe
Thcro was one trick in Herrmann's rc
portory which for a long time puzzled
us. The reader will remember that a
small glass box, about nine bv four
inches, was exhibited, containing a
number of Caharics. This was placed
on olio 01 the side-tables, and a cage of
ordinary size and appearance was passed
among the audience, who were thus en
abled to see that it was "perfectly
empty." The cage was then suspended
from two wires, whioh were fastened to
a couple of upright brass rods fixed in
tne centrc-lawe. Two largo Bilk pocket
handkerchiefs were placed over cae
and box, and Hermann, standing at tfie
small table, lired a pistol, instantly
withdraw the pocket-handkerchiefs, and
showed tho glass box empty and the
cage full of canaries. For a long time,
as has been said, this trick was a puz
zler; but the following was found to be
its explanation: The ordinary-Iookino'
cage had in reality a false top, or rather
a false bottom to tho lop. The roof of
the cage was peaked, and between it
ridge and the bottom Of th Caves was
wiiat might bn called 5i garret, ucfore
beina brought on the stage the same
number of c:ir.hries were therein con
fined hs the box contained. Tho wires
which held the cage suspended vere
connected with a battery outside. 1'hc
glass box was also peculiarly construct
ed, The sides were frecrircd by Jirass
miter joints, Wot lie bottom aud top
wert Md together by wires conceal
By these joints, and could t ftill be slid
down until the trfp Tormed the bottom
and the bottom hung below, sustained
t)y the corner wires, like the standards
of a what-not. When the box is placed
on the table it rests on a sprlttir-trap,
and at the moment the pistol Is lired
Herrmann presses the Bprin-, 'the trad
descends, With it fall the sliding toil and
OoltOm of the box, and tho canaries arc
thus forced out of ihttir quarters. The
spring is r!teased, the box receives aain
5 top and bottom in their places, "and
the oanaries are left in the table. Co
instantaneously with this maneuver tho
watchful attendant presses the bottom
of the battery, the floor of tho stigo
"garrot" gives way and the released
birds llutter down into tho cage.
The fish-bowl trick is by no means a
-new one, and the Cn'onicic readers, of
course, know that tho magician comes
upon the stage with the bowls and their
contents neatly stowed away beneath
his coat, a stout rubber ovJr that fits
tightly over the rilus of the bowls,
keeping both water and fish from es
caping. The large handkerchief which
he throws over his aim conceals the
withdrawal of tho bowl from underneath
the coat, a dexterous null at the edge of
the rubber cover Withdraws that, and
this damn cover grasped in the hand
kerchief is the reason, by the by, that a
new handkerchief is required for each
new bowl. But Herrmann introduced a
clever novelty into his performance of
this trick. Tho fish-bowls, when exhib
ited, had each a stand of some two or
three inches high and shaped like a
sijuat tripod. It of course seemed im
possible that such an unwieldly nrticlo
could be concealed upon any one's per
son. The tripod, however, was not the
fixture it seemed to be. To be stiro it
was riveted on to the bottom of the
bowl, but all these legs Were hinged so
that when closed they clasped the bowl
like three flat lingers, without at all, or
materially, increasing its bulk. The
greater part of Herrmann's tricks was to
e taken as a proof of how adept a man
may become in the art of palming, and
amateurs who may wish to occasionnlly
amuse their friends by a little parlor
magic are assured that the true secret
of success in diablerie Is practice. The
mechanical aids to the more elaborate
tricks are, as we have already seen,
costly and of intricate construction.
San Francisco Chronicle.
At a recent meeting of the London
Anthropological Institute Dr. Emil Ho
lub delivered an address on tho Central
South African tribes from the South
Coast to the Zambesi. Dr. Holub had
found along the South Coast traces of
tribes, which do not now exist, heaps of
burnt bones of wild animals, none of
domestic animals, and broken shells.
Other tribes once belonged to the re
gions between the Limpopo and the
Zambesi, and here were found ruins of
towns, generally in the vicinity of
mines, especially gold mines. The
houses were of stone, on the top of
mountains, put together without any
cement, but so welFtittedthattheyhave
stood for -hundreds of jears. Some of
the ruins were formed of blocks of gran
ite in the shape of bricks. The tops of
small hills were fortohed in this way,
with openings in the walls. The re
mains probably belong-to those' who in
habited the ancient Empire of Mono
S'otapa, mentioned by the Dutch and
ortuguese traders as existing two hun
dred; years ago. When a country is
conquered it is the custom to kill alt the
male population, take the women and
children prisoners, and educate the lat
ter as warriors oi uie victorious inoe;
in this way whole tribes have ceased to
exist in South Africa. Even .since Liv
ingstone's time a powerful tnbe of the
Basutos, on the Upper Zambesi, named
the Makololos, has been almost extermi
nated. Dr. Holub divided the living
tribes into three "races the Bushmen,"
the Hottentots, and the Bant us; he
found a link between the Bushmen and
the Bantu family, and between the Bush
men and the negroes, but not between
the Hottentots and the Bantus.. The
Bushmen are rapidly dying out, and are
utterly incapable of" civilization. They
use stone weapons and, poisoned, ar
rows, but the bows and arrows are of
very simple construction compared with
those in use among the natives of North
and South America The Hottentot
race is divided into three tribes the
real Hottentots, the Griquas and the
Koranas. -Xo South African tribe has
taken so eagerly to the vices of civiliza
tion as the Hottentot race. TheBechn
anas observe many of the virtues of the
white man, but the Hottentot adopts
only his vices. Drunkenness is the
chief cause of their dying out. They do
not seem to have any religion, bnt-a
kind of freemasonry exists among them,
the outward and visible sum of which is"
Iy ChMTi Battn-4 PmmmImii.
"uMrn" says in a recent letter to
tho Cincinnati Enquirer: Jav Gould's
reaching out after paw railroads re
ceived naw Untlou to-day by the pub
Jletfou iu a financial newspaper of the
fact that he controls more miles of road
than, any other man. The Pennsyl
vania lines controlled by Colonel Scott
hare a total mileage of 6,400, and the
Vandcrbilt roads am 4-.69? miles in
length, including the Chicago fc North
western. In which Sir. Vandcrbilt has
an Interest sufficiently tyrgo J cit'dle
him to adecidia Jfee in iLs manage
WeHu In the Gould bvsterh, however,
there are 8.1G8 miles" of road, Mr
Gould is still seeking t CGhirui other
roads. an rororlS arc current that he
la fV-- !. fl(,; X.
V -. IIIU Villi
io S Jlissl&mni. the
Columbus, Cincinnati t
and' the Indianapolis.
16,227 miles. In ?01tlC States all the
ladlg lihes are under Gould's man
agement. He has a formidable cum
Sctitor in the Atchison, Topeka &
anta Fe, but all the other routes in
Kansas are in his grasp. In Missouri
he controls or is interested in evry
east and west line, cxopt the Chicago"
& Alton, In Colorado he ha3 every
mile of foad except that owned by the
Atchison, and all the.lines iri Utan lire
within njs vgnlfi'K Tfto fact that at
rect Oould has no connection with
louisville, Cincinnati and Cleveland
adils weight to the report lfc- Y.6 is
after the Ohio 4, Mississippi. Gould's
rebtlonS with the Baltimore & Ohio
folks have been very intimate lately.
Gould's American union Telegraph
wires were put on the road by the Bal
timore & Ohio managers, and Gould
and Garrett have been much in confer
ence lately, and before Gould's late
Western trip. Were Gould to seciirfc
the Ohio A Mississippi, and thtfri. Strike"
n compact with thf Balllmdrb & Ohid
managers, he v. on Id
get a through out-
let to the seaboard for all his roads
weat of the Mississippi; and were he to
get control of the Iron Mountain Road,
which rumor credits him with bavin"- in
view, his system west of the great river
would be well-nigh perfect. By use of
tho New Jersey Central, New York
would be reached in connection with
the Baltimore & Ohio. That Gould is
actively negotiating to effect sutfh an
aifahgement is believed by many long
headed men in Wall Strelt
3vr a Horse
I owned a very gentlo stock horao
tor two yoara, whum 1 aold to go South
ior uvo years, wniuu i aoiu to go aoutu
in 18o8 and for intelllgcne', Kindness"
md affectio'd for thds'o havinr him in
Phargo exceeded anything I eyer wit:
nessed in any animal. After the Horse
went S.qiith.I did not see him for two
years, then being in that section and
7ilhin eighteen miles of his home, I
hired a team and drove out to see him;
1 had not forgotten the kind and gen
tle poii'. I found him in a large box
stall, twenty feet by twenty, and just
eating his oats, it being noon on my
nrrival. Tho man jn attendance not
knowing me;. Said that such a horse was
bn the plantation and he would lead
him out; I informed him that I pre
ferred to go into his stall alone, to which
he objected, saing he was not fond of
strangers, but a friend being with me
said he thought there would be no
trouble as I had owned him butore ho
came South. Therefore I was permit
tod to enter his stall, they olood tho
door, and I found the horse eating his
graiu from a box in one corner of the
stall, and took no notice of me on en
tering. 1 stepped into the opposite
corner, when. On calling the horse by
the name given him by tile family, he
immediately left his grain and "came
bounding toward me like a child to its
parent, studied me over from head to
foot, laid his head on my shoulder,
closed his eyes, and commenced hand
ing up one foot and then the other td
shake hands as 1 taught hiiri years be
fore. Jfo mortal ever expressed more
jdy and gladness to meet a long-lost
friend than was nlanifested b- the horse;
he would not return to his feed, but
followed me about the stall, kept as
close to me as possible, and when I left
the stall followed me to the door and
tried to push out the door. He watched
me as long as he could, then called
after me, and kept running from ono
side of tho stall to tho other, hoping to
escape, that he could meet me again,
Stories About Elephants.
NoBODr in the country professes to
know as much about elephants as Stew
art Craven does. He began his experi
ence with famous old Tippoo Saib in
1853, and in 1857 exhibited him in a
spectacular production at the Broadway
Theater. Since then, with the exception
of a couple of j-ears spent in cattle
herding in Texas, he has always been
with elephants. He is a tall, rav-boned,
powerful man, with a quiet, serious air
that the elephants seem to like, anil they
appear to understand him as well as he
does them. " When he is contented and
feels safe," says Mr. Cmvcn, in answer
to a question, " the elephant always lies
down to sleep, I believe; but he can
sleep standing up, if there is any occa
sion for it. When we were on board
the Floating Palace on tho Mississippi
River in 1854, Tippoo Saib laid down
and slept for the hrst three months as
regularly as anybody connected with the
show did. But then one night a steam
boat ran into us came crashing into the
Palace, and came near sinking us. The
accident happened while Tippoo Saib
was lying down, and frightened him so
that as long as we remained on the
Floating Palace, full six months after,
he aever laid down except in a perform
ance. It seems to be as easy for an
elephant to lie down and get up as for a
dog, aud takes no more time; but when
he imagines that any danger is about, he
wants to be on his feet to meet it.
" The elephant was a ffreat card in
the South and West in those days. You
can have little idea now of the effect it
had upon backwoods folks who saw it
for the. first time. Some were disposed
to doubt its beingalive. One woman I saw
drop stone deau in front of Tippoo Saib,
just through sheer fright. He was at
one end, with a row of cages con aining
animals on each side down to him. This
woman went along looking into the
cages, and did not see theelcphant until
she was right in front of and close to
him. When she did look up and saw
where she was, she dropped, and never
smiled again. He was up on a raised
platform, and looked awfully big, but I
thing she must have had heart disease.
You had some stories in the Sun a
few weeks ago about elephants, which
people unacquainted with the brutes
might think were pretty tough, but I
assure you they do no more than due
credit to the cunning orthe elephant.
All mat about their untying bags and
breaking open granaries to get at food
I have known by personal experience.
I have seen an elephant untie a chain
from the stake to which be was fast
ened and make for a cornfield. And
he was too cunning to walk thrcugh the
fence from the road, where he could
have been tracked. He struck off into
the woods, where his steps would leave
no tracks on the dead, leaves, and carried-his
chain with his trunk, so as to
Erevent its dragging and making a trail,
a that way he went around to the back
of the field, entered from the woods and
"Did I ever see a white elephant?
Yes, once", for a little while. And that
white elephant was Tippoo Saib. It
was in Keokuk, Iowa, where he untied
himself one morning a littte before dav
iight and started off for a" promenade
through the country on his own account.
He strolled out to the suburbs of the
' . l"- oXJp'
towa. was attracted by the appearance
of a little garden, went In, found it to
hia liking and ate it up. Then be went
around to the back of the houe that the
garden belonged to and found thew a
half bnnrl ofsoft fiop, trhieh he tok
up with his trunk and showered all over
him. Next he pubcd open the door of
a little summer kitchen At one end of
the hou. and there ho found b.irr!
of flour. Tho flour he u?d as be had
the soap, dusting it, all Over him; t Ari
Irish family liredln tub house and were
aTTakl'lied by the nou-e be made, and a
worse scared-family than they werp
when thev aw bira --never was. They
tbotuh't hi 23 ih'Z deMii."
" Have you ever been attacked by
" Ves, often. Thero is never any
absolute certaintv that a bull elephant
will not jfo for his keeper at anv tnin
utci but M. i rule 11 can be Wt! for
several davs before tuev get one of
their fits of rage that they arc becom
ing dangerous. Then the keeper ha
to ue determination and judgment in
addition to the watchfulness he must
always maintain. Borneo was the
tvorst heart I erer had, iu mv charge.
In the winter' of l1f. when Homed
was wintering cut on Miller's farm,
near Hatboro.. eighteen" miles from
Philadelphia, hb killed hi kepr.
iiiiaui', oeiier Known a
4 Canada Bill.? ,Th t elc phant was show
ing dangerous 'rilartoitioh, zz'l XSill
'nTpi udently tried to reduce him to
subjection "with a pitchfork. Rotn"o
knocked him down within reach, -drew
him in, knelt and gored him with tho-,e
huge tusks of his. He broke even
hone in Bill's body. Miller, the
fanner, did one of the'bravest things n
man could do, for ho took the Door
keeper's mangled form- from the furi
bus brute; but il was loo late. Canada
Bill gasird fciinttv for half A day and
"theft was dead. When the show start
ed out in the spring I took charge of
I Kon.,(:' Ar:un and nKMn h(i haH ,r,od
Ui k'1.1 n,e; . but l "'"'ays managed
' K,u ,1,ul l,e worst oi it.
get out of his reach, and punMi
him. Once, in Delavan, Iowa, I had
to fight him for three days and
nights. Ho was looso in the hn'rnyard,
nnd I nmnaged to keep him there sfnlplv
by showing myself to him from tjme td
time., Whatever rise He v.t5 doillj or
whoever ho was after, the hope of get
ting a chance to kill me would call him
off. At lcnirth I trot the iloor nf a loir
! stable fixed so that the front half could
all be pulled up at once by twenty men
in the loft. Then I cut a hole in the
back, just big enough for me to gH
through, and stationed two men at it to
ptlll rue thrdilgjl if 1 caUidndt pas." il
quickly enough myself. That done 1
stood in the doors and threw them wide
open. He saw me and supposed he had
me, for ho had been housed there and
knew the stable had no back door be
fore. He came for me with the speed
of a greyhound, and it was luckv 1 had
those men at the hole in the wall, or he
would have grabbed me. As it was. lie
didn't miss mo by more than a foot.
The next instant up went the ilooring
behind hiir, revealing onjy single
boams. wide apart, and a space three
feet deep below them. He did not
dare to trust himself on thoe beams,
and was fairly trapped where I could gc
right out in front of him ami punish him
with spear and shot until he was sub-
I dued. But it was a daily disappoint
I ment and grief to him as long as- he
lived and had me m his sight that he
could not kill mo." N. Y. Sun.
An Army Incident
The country had few more efficient
servants, during the war, than the
; unwept, unhonored and unsung"
mule. Occasionally he was self-willed
and troublesome with his heels. But
that was his emphatic protest against
the unsympathetic handling of white
teamsters. A negro seldom had any
trouble vith a mule, owing to a nij-s-terioiis
affinity which adapted each to
tho other: Again and again we have
seen a negro make one or more obsti
nate mules start that white drivers had
exhausted in vain their patience nnd
all their profanity upon.
Though a grave animal, the mule
was prolific of fun. At the most seri
ous crisis he insisted on joking. An in
cident, illustrative of this peculiarity,
occurred tho morning on which (..rant
assaulted the wofks of Vicksburg. A
regiment, lying on the exposed side of
tt liill', had fired away all of Its cart
ridges. Two soldiers were detailed to
briug a supply. They went to the
ammunition wagon in tho rear, aud
strapped two boxes of 1000 4,58s" over
tLe back of a mule. Starting for the
front, one soldier led the mule while
the other propelled him with a whi; ,
irom beninu. Just beyond the orea-t
works, it was ucce-siry to pass over a
rise of ground which ran for a dozen
rods in full view of the enemy, and
then terminated in a hollow and safe
The two soldiers and the n.u u
emerged from the breastworks on a
run. But when on the top of the rise,
and not a hundred yards from the ene
my's fort, the mule stopped, threw out
his heels and stood stock still. The
soldiers persuaded with whoops and
blows. Ihey pulled and pushed; but
the beast fixed himself to that spot as
coolly as if it had been his favorite
baiting-place. Perhaps an inveterate
humorist, such as Iheodore Hook,
would have taken in the fun of the
scene. The soldiers didn't; for bullets
were whizzing about their ears. They
couldn't run, for the cartridges were
needed. Screaming, one tugged at the
bridle, while the other Hundcd tho
flanks. Suddenly, the bridle slipped
over the mule's "head, and, with a toss
of his heels, the animal started on a
gallop and ran right into the regiment,
lie was caught, unloaded and tied to a
bush. When the regiment fell back,
he was left standing as an out-post, and
fell into the hands of the enemy.
Sine Years Waiting for a "Thank You."
While in Detroit he noticed the gen
tleman at whose house ho was a guest
looking wistfully out of a window which
commanded a view of the road for h
long distance. The side of the gentle
man's face was disfigured by great
scars, which told of his having received
serious wounds. Mr. Hammond asked
him what he wsis thinking about, which
he answered by a touching narrative.
"About nine years ago." he said, "I
was looking out of this" window when I
saw a horse galloping up the road.
There was no one in the carriage but a
little girl. I ran down stairs and out on
the road just in time to stop the horse,
but in doing so I was knocked down and
almost killed. The father of the girl,
coming up, jumped into the carnage
and drove off. For three days I -remained
unconscious between life and
death. On regaining consciousness the
first question I asked was, 'Where is the
little girl?' but they could only say that
she was unhurt. For these nine years 1
have been confined to tho- house with
chronic neuralgia. My physicians iav
I will not recover I'would hsve died
Lfor that little girl, and vet she never
came to thank me. I often look out
over the road to see if she isn't coming,
for you can't imagine what satisfac
tion it would be to me to have that little
girl come and thank me.' Rev. E. P.
A house built in 1639 still stands in
Dedham, Mass., and is the oldest in
New England. It is beautifully situated
under heavily branching elms, with a j
moss-covered roof. Much of the origi- I
nal furniture, 240 years of age, still re
mains, and has been in the possession
of one family, namedFairbanks, during
all of that time.
A .Scktl f rtrrstrr.
At a recent meeting of the Chamber
of Commerce of tho City of St. 1'aul.
Minn, an elnboratii report wa submit
ted tirt fVrtb the ntfitT In tht
countrr Oi ail Icstiiutitfri of trm eharar-
tcr. '"he popular ignoranco proak'Z.? ' Wv for it fmtfnttfclc dris;r or brutal
a to the worth of our Umbcr-Und. a Ity, and thcM can KrcT ctil
W1I a th liAtrutij conicnuencc at- on thf jurorr of the harunr.v ef tho
tending the prwenl wsnLoh djitruotloo
of thdsfdre4t if tbVcoanlrT. I?cd '
make the niuH'nfltit fW b:' VtrsMf.ij-
raent of a school of forestry Loth iik&lf
and important. Such cbool. it nur
not be generally known, aiv in f.ourih-
irtg .'ttOii2 fn fr-ri? and an? now
rvgarded no longer a experiment, out
. ... "
have nroved tht?tnelv to b? of
raenvj public utilitv. Through thrrn
has come an impuby to the growin
limner on u-.v:u land, as u-cll a a
mjrf economical manAL'cmonl of forvi.
suDicicnt to vitfdi'to the' rondair ti i KiJtT ith th roll for brvV.fs.t. he
their foundation. jjeied th cJoof hint-lf. Twujoung
These schols are found in Kcuttiil mn decently dreocd. ?t?jfj.d in, a
Kberswalde, near Berlin; at Tharaudr. ing ill; led to speak to hlro. aal,
in the vidnitv of Dresden; at Kbenach. once inile. ih the dOr, pubel
Stockholm. Zurich. iVchatrcnbefv. and bun int hi Mtting-room. I. 'hf him
1 other place i and th tiMtimouv, after
jr-.tzs 'i pnMi,Jni worning, i int
throdgli tlkdr h'tiuNur" fOrocif Kn
been trrown uin)n once barren and
sterile land, while systematic efforts
hdve bef-n successfully made for the
preM.xvaUoani.f r woodand3 or the re
protvij; f :tjLuf wlittrfe oFc fit ojf
The instruction furnished in lhce
schools embraces mathematics, pure
and mixed, so that, according to the
rejort in question. " the forester may
reckon interest on capital imcstrd, de
termine the value of a given piece- of
forest-land, measure distances compute
the cubic contents of a group of trees,
and ascertain the avenge annual in
crease of ih! Sime bv growth." i'ur-
thern'orv. il'" Mors" l'f tju'v Jrr'ude
nhvsies. ehf.n.Utn- i.'hisiiiln.fV. tiir- luti.
un'il science-, with narticnlar" attentii...'
to ornithology and entomology, to
which mav be addetl civil and criminal
law iu its bearings on forestry and on
thu economical advantages to the Na
tion of the latter. Besides the alcove,
instruction is given in forest history,
wood-planting, protection of timber
land-, methods of fostering the growth
of tret's, and their general use.
Such a schdol in this couutrvi rnth jls
full vet nnictical curriculum of
woi'hl furui-h u with men who as ex-
,.. - , ,
amiucrs aud managers of ur fore-ts
won Id he of irre;it viilnn? mil tliromrli
such the timber interests of the North
west, and the various mechanical aud
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industrial pursuits depending thereon.
could bu protected and promoted.
The public need Of nil institution f
this kind no one will deny who knows
aught about our forest-, or of their
reckle.-'s destruction, entailing wide-
reaching damage. According to tho ,"t! "' " "r ; ,r ' " "lvl"- "'
estimatC of the United Suites Survevor- ' w,,l! ,ho l"' l"l --cap.'d as
General, there are in Northern Miune- tht'f -yd. and the whole party took
sola alone thirteen millions of acres tin. ,,1,K,,ll;. w,th, tho P""" the man
surveved. The Government has been I tJ'"- ) '.' waa mortal,
robbed of millions of acres of timber- ' -v. ounde.l with a pi-tol shot, lhrough
land, as the report of the CommisMoner : h T!in? tlM' w,,olr . . "V
of the Laud 6lllc declare-, bv ..lhl. tured within twenty-three hours. f;r he
fraudulent use of Homestead la'ws. ol- !"k ,l Jto Ins bend that he had been
diers' additional homestead and half- 'raed and entrapped by them and
breed scrip." Whole townships once ' ave :i 1lhtfir n:,,T" ,"'(('ru ,tM h,,1
covered with luxurious pine fore-Is. hn,m "; hear that the and
have been eutirelv denuded of the same. a?onl "nco ""'()nia, the million
and are now unoccupied wastes Some- a,tro -banker, who owns land over the
liill.rslioill.l lw, .l.itw. t rr..Sf nt on,... W'd KOtUaglia. lias absconded
this wanton destruction of our Northern
forests and efforts made to dilluo a
more correct sentiment iu reference to
their worth, and how they may be eco
nomically consumed, or, where already
destroyed, be reproduced. The present
Secretary of the Interior, iu his report
for 1S78, says: The disastrous conse
quences which always follow the
destruction of the forests - of a
country are known to every well
informed man. These consequences
will inevitably come upon us iu a com
paratively short time, considering the
rapidity with which the timber growth
of this country is being Swept away,
unless legislation be adopted systemat
ically to arrest this indiscriminate sjmiI
iation." To no county would a school
of forestry be of greater utility than to
ours, while European experience in the
premises is sufficient to show us the
economical advantages of tho same.
Such a school would become a bureau
of information in reference to the cul
ture of forests and their sanitary and
material ncnciiis. it would supply us
men competent to explore them and re
port tho best methods of preserving or
Our timber-lands mav be so cared for
as to become sources of permanent sup
ply, and not, as by present practice, be
reduced to desert wastes. From such
a school would naturally come those
whose knowledge of the science of
forestry would make them available to
railroad and lumber companies and
those industries dependent upon the
use of wood. lice. M. M. O. Dana, in
N. Y. Independent.
Preserve the Fertilif j of the Soil.
How much individual poverty has
been caused by excessive cropping and
a total neglect, or an inadequate appli
cation of mauures? writes the author of
American Manures. That this state of
things has in a great measure been
caused by ignorance we charitably ad
mit; but whatever be the cause of the
evil the effect is tho same.
In this vital principle of true and suc
cessful farming i sustaining fertility by
sufficient manuring, we are as a Nation,
shamefully ignorant and criminally neg
ligent, in this matter many of our
farmers seem totally indifferent, either
to precept or example: and the work of
deterioration is still going on (to a great
extent) unchecked and unheeded in all
parts of the country, while the very sub
stances that would prevent and avert
this great National evil, are allowed to
go to waste everywhere. Farmers often
permit their stable manure to lie for
months exposed to the influence of the
weather, thus losing the most valuable
part of it, namely the ammonia and the
auitauiu sa.i iu.ii. aiu .umu.icu auu (
washed away by rain. Whereas all
such substances should be stored under i
cover, so that a certain amonnt of fer-
mentation may be produced, thus pre-J
paring them as an active manure when '
needed. Alt the waste material of the i
farm should thus be prepared. An ac-
yl 11 rt Prtlt A tltnt a ,i ,l,.,r nl , .Iaa.l
curate knowledge of the value of these
waste products, as representmir crass.
butter, corn, beef and bread and the
other necessaries of life, will naturally
lead to economy in saving those ma- j in Win t,i3 'ere car and nowhere
When the farmer is fully informed on ' "The rules of the road "
these subjects, he cau realize the com- "Rules be-hanged! Mv old man can
raercial value of those elements of fer- be banged arouml bv evervbody. and
tilitv that are yearly removed from his he never demands his rights; but Ln
land in the various forms of the produce cinda hain't Thomas not bv a jugfull!"
that is sent to market; and. also, if he r -Madam, let me "
does not add anything to the soil in the "I don't want no clawing ofiT' shr
shape of manure, and only realizes a interrupted, as she peeled a pair of
bare living for his labor, he can see how black mittens off her big red hands
much poorer he is becoming every year. "Pm going and the dogs going, and
A thorough knowledge and apprecia- what fwant to know is whether vou
tion of these things will at once con- want to raise a row on the cars or have
vince the fanner that it is impossible for it right now and here!"
hie to preserve the fertility of the soil The conductor looked the dog over
unimpaired, even by the most econoin- and was about to shake his head, when
ical and judicious saving and application the woman began untying her bonnet
of all the waste substances produced on and quietly remarked:
tho farm; that the portion of this pro- "Is pose, being as I am a woman. It
duce which is removed from the farm in ' would be no more than fair for the dog
the shape of cattle and grain and other J to sail in with me. Come here, Leon
produce is a constant drain on the valu- ' dus!"
able elements of fertility that should "Madam." replied the conductor, as
finally give his land a value; and " he felt a shiver go up his legsr"take
that if he wishes to preserve its average your dog and get aboard!"
productiveness or improve it, he must Honest Injun?"
return an equivalent in some cheaper i Yes."
form. " No row after the cars start ?"
To meet this want, concentrated ma- J " No."
mires and superphosphate of lime are ! "Then that settles that, and I'm
prepared, and the farmer finds in them
the most convenient meaas at his com
mand to supply the wants of his land.
n tsurn farm Journal.
ittr C ItalUa Br1ra4,
For torn time rwwt. n Ihtf Kt
cornvpondent of the rall'Mall tomtit.
It ha. ba carcrly poible to pick up
an Iultan aowTpapcr without finding
m"irtitJn in it of cm rvbWry rorka-
time, for many are committed by per
."n In a rpclAblc joitloo. I have
pldcfd out a fw of tho chief ca. bo-
JglniBj? w- ,n whieh bruUl oct-
rin? wa mflictn! s Dr rall. o of
."-. . . ..--..-.
jcoiiic: or tti- imuu rwrr- in
oun. Dr Small, who ha rrtirrd
oni practice. hr alone with a man
.errant in oC H tH larpc
uuh lalciv built mar " na .nag
gtori. i o:jruay morning, w n at
cn-ant h.vl gone out.
tic acaru a
ring at the bell. and. thinking it r the
oa the ground with great iolenee. V
amaii. uoi wmcwhiicsj,ivui
, fi"r no re!:ancc. but, neterthrlf.
tae ti th- ula'4 knelt on hi chr:
and squeezed his thfit, whl!" tin other
took hn kes and ransacked the drawer
for money Finding none, and the lov-
i tor lmg"br thi time uneonschMi. thev
' tied lit? a"!7, rt."d ltf. wrappn! a thiel
cloth tightly rvund h's hrJ. over the
mouth, and left htm. After a tfldle. an
he recoveretl. he was able to free hlm
self nnd senil for the ioliee Fortunately
, the thieves only secured very little
booty, but thc wer p--u e identlv
well acqutinted with his habit-, I have
jut heanl they are alnady lMth ar-
restuti. to the great credit of the ltman
lKlice. Another vn de!ierate attempt
I th )im-f of s pnil. who alo hvel
! alone, 's feportn! fftTiU a Mll.tge neai
Cavsino. In tin- ease, udacter.
priest had received warning, ami
some nights an
officer aud siv
1 darmes had been keeping talih in the
1 hoiiM. At last they had U'gun to think
'it imi-t be a faNe alarm, when iu the
dead of the night they henrd ll-
sound of a hole being made in thu wall
at the back of the kitchen fireplace, a
iraii s uuickiv mane, o wnicn
entered the houe,
quiet thfc vthil.
theu struck a
' tit. , ..tvlli.L- lli.ltf lull i(.liitfir kii.ltt
.1.11., .y..., v.... ..... -.fc...
for the tirt time, blew
' OI Hie police
out the match, and with hU follower
opened tire on them. The officer
da-hed at the leader of the party ami
j grappled with him. ami a terrible tighi
occurred in the darkness. The gen
, ''anue. fearing t wound each other
m.k.i.L f.k i ui ii.ur tfi iirpiiiinii rit.t
1 Iiuum. but ihtTt fuiithl nine other
. i.. . . . . i
!!S:ivi,.,"..n d,,,icil of "V"1' '.-HM-('
" . "' . nc.c,,,l"l?-1 im "V1". L,
io nave oeeu impiieiiiy iru-ieu iiy ine
l mice, wtio mostly manages m- own
affairs himself, with great attention
lie had a place to live in. rent fr
two hordes ut his di-po-al, and a hand
some -alary for Italy, besides the pivs
ets and pickings, which, in the manage
ment of such a property, amount to a
considerable sum intlnncar There is no
nc-of him yet. A successful fraud
on the Government has lately been
brought to light in Genoa. The pro
vincial treasuries are authorized by the
central otlice to pay the cotixns of
Italian stock v.hieh may be presented
to them, and draw on the Treasury for
the amount, forwarding the said cou
pons in packets of so many lires each.
coupons of the same amounts being, of
course, classed together. I here
pears io nave oeeu coiisuicrnmc ueg
gence in the verification of these pack
ets, for in the last lot forwarded, one of
them having been opened a-s a formali
tv, it was discovered, bv mere chance.
that instead of containing all coupons
of jCOO, each of the center ones were of
far smaller value, and further examina
tion showed that thero were JL'.'tf.OOO
wanting in that parcel alone. Some
thing of the same description lately hap
pened at Naples also. The paid cou
pons nnd bonds of the municipal loan
are stored in a room in the prefecture,
to which there are three locks, the key
of each one of which is kept by a sepa
rate officer. A short time ago. on enter
ing the room, what was the horror of
the custodians to find several packets
missing. The locks did not appear to
have been tampered with, and they
could not imagine how the room bail
been entered. At last an active and in
telligent oliccman discovered that, at
some risk of life, the window could be
approached from the roof of n church
near, ami thus the mystery was ex
plained. A large fraud on the lottery
lias also been discovered, it is snid, at
Milan. In this case the officers in
charge of the registers are believed to
be implicated, as they are said to be at
Naples in the famous fraud of 2,000.000
by the priest Mattci, which, by the way.
has never been cleared up yet, though
committed more than a year ago.
A Conductor Who Backed Down.
Befokk the train left Bay City yes
terday morning for Detroit a womai
nearly six feet tall and having a com
plexion like a fresh-burned brick, en
tered the depot followed by a dog al
most as big as a yearling calf. Having
purchased a ticket, the woman stood
beside the train until the conductor,
came along, when she led off with:
Vni liivo hoen n5n!fl nut tn nin
tll(J 55 of tJ113 train."
Yes'm." was his modest reply.
t. yc. I'm 'oinn- to Detroit fur the
-And this dog is going along with
rae. He goes where I go ererv time in
th - veir"
... - -
..'yes, he can go down in the
" Yes, he can go down
"Not any he can't! That's what I
stopped vou lor. l ms 'ere dog is go-
much obleegcd, though you did kinder
hang off at first. Leonidus, foller me
yourself!" Detroit Frtt
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A.I AUVESTIUK 0 A EM-YAff.
J liTd with hi father. Chrhtuph
Jin-en. hifgtl! mother. IL. and la
T , .l .... t-
wre Mer. 1uh nr ihvt-t .!!.---.
In a little hut on thu MrtithtTft ti t
Thi h-t built of layer of Uws
up three or fouf f r- f nmi the ground,
with turf between tlio Liyrr- u keep
out the cold Then above thU rtai j
sloping rwf of wt.d covered iH
which. In thoo long unny day of
June, had spriitd up thick with gra.
making it n'.-Kintl' jjrven hillock
more than a human duelling1. And, In
deed, their only ewe a present (tt lit
tie Use from her fuelo Got! hard, who
lived inL-iid uid owned t!ock of nhrep
and vow would cft" climb the fami
ly mansion, and. clinging will lmrharp
hoof to the turf, nibble a bn.tKfal
with much contentment
Chrltoph Jaiuen was -n fUhentim,
ami spent the greater of hU time in his
boat, setting fiddng nets, or gathering
in quantities of hadrio! nnd eod-nsb,
and preparing them to ir m the
beach. And he constantly had U aeep
a sharp ee over his game, for if left
uuwatched. the pilfering ravens, not
infrequently, would come in large
dock and devour whole "catches" at
But the business from which the fish
erman derived most prWti! was from
his egg.var. And first I mut etplli
to some of you just what an egg-var i.
All along th" west coast of Norway
ami the southern coast f Iceland there
are numerous island, some rf them
situated at a considerable di-tsjice fnUIl
the main-land, but others within a bow
shot of it. These Islands are of two
kinds, many of them being nothing
mor than high masses of nek. w Idle
others are fiat, or nearly so. The form
er are called hotrnrt the latter far.
I on these var the eidrr-dileks con
gregate In large uiimler for laying
eggs and rearing their young; for when
nesting on tlie main-land they are much
disturbed by the cunning Arctic fo.
who is as great an epicure In his cold,
northern haunts as is the red fox In
New Knglatid. It would not Im unrea
sonable to upoc that his appetite,
from the colder climate In which he
lives, would be considerably the keener
ami the young elders, or the rich eggs
which lie deftly cracks with a stroke of
his paw, make one of the daintiest meals
ltevnard can proem e.
Yet Nature teaches the defenseless
bird that she can, at least, protect her
self against this one of her many ene
mies by nesting in places impovsiole ft.r
him to reach.
The high price set ujmiu ihe, feathers
of the eider-duck renders these islands
very valuable, and they have been hi
the possession (if Icelandic and Danish
families for many generation-.
More than twenty-live years ago Ice.
laud oxiKrted lietweeti four and five
thousand pounds of eider-down in a
single year, ami as great care has been
taken to promote an increase of the
supply, the amount sold has probably
more than doubled since then. The
true "hTwn" Is worth from three to
four dollars per pound, and it is said
that enough down for a bed coverlet
would not weigh more than a -Hitiiid
and a half.
The laws of the country are Tcry strict
iu relation to the ownership "of the
islands, and the ioachcr. if caught. Is
punished with a fine of thirty dollars for
the seizure of a single duck. Kven an
v:z cannot be stolen with impunity.
But the var-owners have other Match
ers Ui deal with, for whom i)w hw bos
no terrors -the raven and the great
sen-eagle. These birds of prev make
sad havoc among the young eiders, in
spite of the vigilance used in protect
ing them the eagle sometime even
carrying off the old ducks themselves.
Christoph Jansen's var was but a
short distance from the main land, anil
was looked after entirely bv the fisher
man's wife and Jan, now eleven vears
"Now be off, good Jan, for it is get
ting late." said .Mother Jansen. as the
boy was about to set off U the var one
evening early in June, "and be quite
sure, my son. not to disturb the old
eiders, nnd do not forget to cut the
notches," she added.
"Let little Use go, too. mother,"
pleaded Jan, who did not like alwavs
" .Vri", wit," returned Mr. Jansm,
" Use is but a wee thing; she would
stumble over the rocks. And have ye
forgot the raven that perched on the
pblc only yesterday? I fear, Jan, he
boded us ilf: and she gazed solemnly
at the tiny, blue-eyed falrv playing
with a string of blown egg-ficll, then
away across the dancing waves, whither
itnrisiopn nao oeen gone -ince early
dawn to fish. " However." she added",
seeing Jan's disappointment, "thou
art a careful boy. my Jan. and. since
I must gn to the beach to help vour
father when he comers' in, she mav go
with vou. But mind and let nothing
befall her; lead her carefallv over the
" alja'jeg ciir (YesIyeV I will'
cried the delighted boy; and attired in
an eider-skin jacket and scarlet cloth.
hood, baby Use went laughing and skip
ping toward where the boat was drawn
up on the rocky beach. Jan following
with the basket and big bag on his arm.
Lifting little Use into the boat, Jan
rowed acros the narrow- strip of water
separating the island from the main
land. The sun ww yet high, although it
was nearly eight o'doc ;a the evening,
and as they apftroaeaed the bland thev
floated amid whole flocks of the eider
drakes, shinniag white in the suahghi,
plunging and napping, and sending th
spray sparkling high in the air.
"Now, lis," said Jan. after tying
his boat to a stone, "cling to my back
and I'll be your pony," and cUmbutg
,the path that wound over and about the
ridge of low lava cliffs which ran
through the length tt the island, he
went galloping across the flat on the
An: here was a sif'fat tit to set
Yankee bov's heart flnttrincr
very grocntl was covered with ducks,
each on ha own nest; and it would have
been difficult to walk about without
treading upon their great brown back;
for the bird were Tery tame and would
not stir at Jan's approach, sad would
rn all" him fek T 1
down frwH th- n tht s.m,, .
Hitterm hy J" &rt? ,tfcT "
Mch treble N Mk aWJn
Jjy, fr.uHtly were brokP, awl r.r
i.WBwnMttsi and spk! c,tj
ih jWk- c th- broken esq?
To remedy th Til. he kd t hi-.
rinwork bU h !"TH -
-. and Uh gl l o a.
hail little Incisure. Tt a f" 1
a half lr p"" f," We?' " " "
otfthom or w,wl hUr.l rt -iUnd-
II bn hol g-tfcn4 bj
fivta boZ 'ltJ'" trm '"r
on the W'" b"d. SMC vs
i the Island, nai i ssj-isr-
I.-W...1! ,ih tc toi and
iMn Kitv!v net.
-tv- s.-Aa Ka.1 t.ki ! tm
,u.a.K kuiKi nf UH Ysa
unuHT. "" "" . , ..f -.
and more Umi " - "- '"' '
fa- Into the trwlc t-twr I iU
down d k? uttfcw ihr :tota
of a " lHXk. which Jan ar cml
with him a ! ',,rw r tamr lnr-'
with a mmsl Iron t i d
The tturtfev! f ltwMf
and down. tW-h ph. w,h, I
ot to ry rrl. a fc ifc
Af tr lining h" n,t H lix " o(t ""
frvut her blr. th eWT-I fc ! .
fnmi flt twu gn-h tars-wr &
No 4Mtr r llwjF tk "
taken ttvm hT Mt l "s5
ronaiKsatMl. Al3 4-rV H-
hfrduuntollufl the irtt .l
continue- lading- tM liii
tlan tw, or thrv .siq: Ifcrt 1
) -, .ion uisturwir "" ""w - - - '
left with an empty n-
Mr this time the dwn ""
ImiIt Ha iKsctMun nearly r qtttt .
httsi.tl. and -be otlU Mp'M hr mnt
ist. which he do., tshirkinj I 4
breast amidst !tll qnekir
cnw-ll) and iajislef of xl W M.
Ntfif. ludeesl. the Ir bm .n
to ln the ri-mabUHg ttgsr. l f1' '
her "maternal InsllneU hi qi. r i
the nest shttiihl agutn t dlsiurtt
wouM be abandoned by the dicMr -
i-lr lorn t hor tnd
Jan lnm nost u nsst vhhtih
the ducks-, and filling hi hnskt a. i
tag. earefullr iMiteiillig thn . I
.!..-, Iur,-lt iftituU .m0 wlnvh w
driven down be-ndn e.nrh nest to )xlimli
the liumlfr of Uuies It ha. I Unm rtd.
for tbn ohler ducks begin U ky nrUt
in th- asn than tlm youtig-r .
and the owner of the egj;tr lx U
know the history of etudi i.t.
As his hwid grew heavier and Mir
dltUctilt to entry, he sat Itttli L" wji
a lare, llt, lava nok. bidding kr it
t get down while he wpiit ht r.Hml t
the farther end of the l!m.l. whwe tk
her ducks, disdaining tl Id ntlmpU
t.t'tauir them, and lure th-m t inhm
fortable homes, hail crept hits iw
large ereWi, drp.is.tmg their ej rHl
fUtuu far beyond the roaeh l Jnn'
Scarcely hod he dragged the iqjr m
with bls'hiHik nnd tubl theui lu th
leu.ket. and stuffed the diwn bilo tl
bag -which, though nliuol as 1-kt a
mr. asUmwl enormous pnijHtrtiatis, and
was ns elastic a a rubber lall when
suddenly he henrd n gnml outrry frsno
the ducks, and saw tlotw all rU. from
their nest and go Mapping. hling. hjhI
niiiu-kniL' towanl the wator. t'nti.intK
which they nil plunged lu n gront tmuult.
crying and splashing.
The next iiiomout a huge m.rge,
clii")big low oer tho Islniid. swsjmumI
d.iwn toward the red IkmmIihI baby n
Dropping basket and bug. Jem rnh t
ward tliem. swinging hi hook ad
tnulehing tlie little girl's ulotltr witJ
his talons, the ragle siiH..Htil In drug
ging her off the rk. ami was now lino
ping laboriously as If to rnrry Imr to
ward the beach Her piteous crbw of
"Jan I t)h. Jail"' were Ulilllted by the
broad wing of the ingle.
As Jan came elose up to them, ho
dashed bis hook at the floret looking;
bird, which loosed its hold, nnd lightly
lifting itself a few feel, soared so close
ly above his head, that Jan could lnmr
its great Wnk snap close beside his our
Seizing llttlw Ilse'n arm, the boy mado
off with her over the dilfieull gnniml.
stopping every few stcjn to bwt off tlm
eagle, now wrathfitlly' diving alid flap
ping iijkhi his head, and almost stun
ning in tn with the blows of its power
Jan's only thought was for Use. Tin
eagle's sharp talons pierced through
his jacket at f-ry swoop, but be tttg
gered bravely on. hoping to got over
the dills to the boat and iu sight of
"(iiutokiiuUpti, Ilf .' yaw iittilri "
(run faster. II.se! run f.ttor'). cried Jnti,
triving in vain to keep the angry bird
at bay with his hook.
"Jfil inn Uts. uhI Jan?' (I enn't. '
giKwl Janl. lunt.-d the little girl, ami
Jan hastily lifted her in his arms.
Contesting every step, he bad tumrry
gained the crest of the ridge whnn U
buffeting of the savage bird ujhhi his
head b rxiue s.j furious and bewilder
ing that Jan was forced to stop.
Kthausted, but still brave and du
tennlned. ho stood Use IxMldehlrn. ami.
gra-sping the hook with lxth han.U, set
iion the eagle ilospwratelv.
Back and forth he stumliled over the
roek. Ix-ating at the bird, which, lightly
r sing and falling, ailroltlv elmled the
attack, till at last, as it swjmiiJ Uwn
towanl him, ho gati? it a hard b
directly under tho left wing.
It was effectual. Tlie sharp hook
clung fast, and in the sudden, short
struggle with h followed both bov h!
bird turn bled to the foot of th eflff on
which they h.-ul been battling.
1'oor, brav; Jan! He was now. In
deed, vanquished as well as his enomy.
and could not reply to Ilso's entreatlm
to come up to her.
After a time the child slid down tlm
path to where he lay. and. consoiou
that something terrible had happl
to him. l-gan to pat his fnjeand Imntht.
antl call between her sobs, Tale Ihr.
Jan' Talc Ib" (Speak to Ilv;. Jn'
Speak to lis;')
It was Late when Christor.h 1
I mother !! returned from tho "tlrt
gnund. and. not finding tlm children
at the hut. they were filled with alarm.
Taking his boat. Christoph hastily st
off to the island, and before Iog hj
came upon tlmm. IN, exhaasted with
erymg. iy ing asleep on th unvonsoii
boy necSc Her yellow Iook auI
white down jtekct were stained wiUi
the b.ood fnm an ugly wound on Jun's
hsul cut by the sharp lava rocks utm
which he hail fallen.
But Jmi did not die. iMwetn moth
er IIm: b careful nursing and the minis
trations of the kind old priest, Mrln
not far away, be was. after twurv
weeks, able to sit in thn now w-mh.!.
ij. sou arauw oaijv lUt- hut it
. .. . . .'
wm Uxj late for the egg-var again that
I muit not forget to mention that, a:
Jan's reqnett. hi father carrie.1 th
in of the mzlH to Kykjavi.
where he went to dispose of hi vears
stock of Sh asd down, 3Cd oId "it for
evea rix dollars to an Engiwh natural
lit at that port. The agi; probablv
spreaN its wings to-dav in me 1m
doa musuin.-J. V. A. SlJteru. in
SrncKK Waucku, aged fifteen, was
behind in his tndie at the Newtou
(taKS.) High School, in coasefpiera'c of
ulncM, and there was soon to be an ex
amination, in which thovi who failed
would be rst back to the grammar
school. V, alkcr lcame eonvinceti that,
no matter how hard i studied, he
wooui have to suffer what he consider!
a dbgrace. To escape thi disaster h
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