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THE BED CLOlfo CHIEF.
IN. L. THOMAS, Publisher.
fc! ' POVERTY FLAT.
An yes! I have beard of It nil lcforo,
Dut life will rtcrcrscem swcot as that
In tho sunny days on the topmost Boor,
Down Uicro In I'ovcrty Flat.
For Willy was stronir In lovo and arm.
And gladly tolled for tho dully bread:
While baby and I thought no'orof harm
In tho calm, sweet life we led.
For Joy seemed not for the rlcb alone.
And sorrow alone for the poor;
Since we are. content, let their hearts
Wc vM never seek their door.
Bo tints' wo met each trial and pain
With trusting hearts and Iovinj- words?
Ahl dnyatbat never will come aaln,
So merry with smiles and bird J 1
now, tho wife of an honored man.
With position and name. and all that,
Tfs sweet to remember when lovo began
Down there la I'ovcrty Flat.
Henry Hunt, in A. 1. Ecenlng PusU
SOXE FACTS ABOUT DIAMONDS.
Historical Orma-Prrcnt Condition and
Tendency or the Trnde.
One of our reporters yesterday
dropped into tho store of a prominent
diamond broker on Broadway, and had
an entertaining conversation with the
dealer on the subject of diamonds.
" The diamond is an interesting theme
for extended study," said the dealer,
whoso time appeared for the
moment to be unoccupied. "In
deed the history of some notable
genis Is as, romantic and com
plete as those of the greatest of man
kind; I have some .historical speci
mens here, or that matter. But you
asked me about the value of diamonds.
-I suppose that in the vaults of the
Equitable Building can be found the
most valuable of any -in the city. There
are few exceedingly valuable ones ex
nosed for salo. Diamonds are not worn
as irarich'as they were some year ago.
l' notice that some of our wealthiest la
dies wear plain jewelry now in prefer
ence to diamonds. On state occasions
fiiis. John Jacob Astor wears diamonds
worth several fortunes. Mrs. A. T.
Stewart seldom wears them. It is
chiefly the middle class of society that
display them to any extent Our best
trade is aiaong tho middle class and
the sportirijfelement of society.
".But as to original value. Now, I
have made astudy of diamonds, and his
tory tells me thatlon before the Christ
ian era the crystallized form of pure
carbon was known for its value as an in
Ktrument for cutting, and had its place
in bijoutry. According to Indian tra
ditions, the Koh-i-noor was found in the
mines of Golconda long before Christ's
birth. For centuries it was the symbol
of succession among the sovereigns of
Central India, anil in tho fourteenth
century it became one of the treasures
of Delhi. Afterward it came into the
possession of the Persian monarchs, and
at the victory of the rebel Nadir Shah
it was glittering in the turban of Mo
hammed Shah. Nadir politely asked
Mohammed to exchange turbans with
him as a mark of friendship. -For sev
eral centuries tho Persian monarchs
possessed it, and in 181:1 it was made
the price of Shah Shujah's liberty by
his conqueror, Ituujest Singh, of I'un-jaub.-
With the annexation of Punjaub
to the East India Company's territory
in 1850 -the Koh-i-noor "became the
property of the Queen of England,
whose crown it now adorns, together
with 4UG other gems, the latter being
valued at 8372,000. The Koh-i-noor
since being rccut weighs 122 3-1 carats,
and is valued at $900,000. But this is
only one among many historic gems.
The King of Portugal owns one, which,
ifgenuine, of which there is some
doubt, is worth about $58,000,000."
. "How about thb Shah of Persia's dia
monds?" 'It is said that thov are mostly
And this accounts for the fact
that? diamonds are not so much worn
now as formerly. There is so much of
tho chean trash in the market, which
can hardly be distinguished from tho
genuine except by an expert. I have
diamonds here that cost 10.000 that I
will sell for half price.
" But," continued the dealer, "you've
hoard of the Orloff diamond, one of tho
ornaments of the imperial scepter of
Russia. It was originally the eyein an
" Indian idol, from whence it was stolen
by a French soldier, who thought ho
was getting a forluno when ho sold it
in Madras for 0,-100. Catharine II. of
Russia paid .418,500 for it. The Sancy
is a $180,000 brilliant belonfrin?r to
Russia. Henry III. once sent this
jewel to the Swiss Government by a
servant The servant was assassinated,
7 but swallowed the diamond before ho
died, and it was afterwards taken from
liis stomach. Of other famous dia
monds there are the French Eugenie,
"the Tuscany, the Nassac, belonging to
the Marquis of Westminster, and valued
at $148,000, the Napoleon Recent, the
. Hopo, a blue diamond, the Dresden of
London, the Brazilian, the Czar, the
Shah, thaJ'olar Star, and others of al-
, most fabulous worth. None of tho most
notable diamonds aro owned in the
United States, though it was rocently
reported that Mrs. John G. Mackoy, the
, wife of the mining king, who owns $1,
000,000 worth of diamonds, is said to
have purchased one that used to adorn
"Diamond commerce proper begun
in 1728, when tho Brazilian mines were
opened. In 18G8, some children play
ing upon the banks of the Orange River
found a diamond weighing two and a
quarter carats, and this led to the open
ing of the South African diamond fields.
. Extensive mines have also been opened
v" "Like almost all other minerals, dia-
monds and diamond dust have been the
circulating medium of exchange in
niany countries, and, indeed, in Brazil
have purchased even human liberty,
the slave miner being given his free-
,, dom if he should discover a diamond
of seventeen and one-quarter carats
weight and over. Diamond mines have
..been also discovered in the United
vStates,dn Rutherford County, N. C.
Hall County, Ga.; Franklin County, N.
C, and in Virginia. The most valua-
, blc diamond found in. the United States
fwas picked up by a poor workingniau
at Manchester, Va., in 1856. It weighed
twenty-three and one seventh carats,
t but was so badly used by its ignorant
finder that its value was greatly dete
riorated:" "How about the trade in New York?"
"Nearly every jeweler and broker
:-dabbles in diamonds, but I can't say
-Ihat the trade has benefited tho orio--
inal dealers. It is estimated that ovw
$10,000,000 worth of diamonds have
been retailed here during the past year.
" It is hard to say how largo the whole
sale trade has been. The past year the
demand has been for fine diamonds,
and a fine stone which in former years
had to be sold for $300 or S350 now
sells for from $600 to $700.
"We don't sell diamonds by any
schedule of weight A two-carat stone
may sell for $75, and one just as heavy
for $750. Nor can they be sold for a
certain sum per carat A fine brilliant
weighing one carat may cost $200.
while a two-carat stone of equal fine
ness sells for 500 or $600. Tho aver
age diamond soldr hero weighs about
one and a quarter carats, and costs
about; $200. They are mostly African
and Brazilian stones and are shipped
gH rom London and Amsterdam.
' "There is an illusion under which
- some diamond buyers labor. There-was
,'a mine in Brazil which formerly "pro--ducetL
stones magnificent for their clear
ness and brilliant refractive powers. It
was called the old mine' and many of
tho particularly fino stone now sold are
called tho old mine stones.' Tbeo is
no difference in the intrinsic tV ot
the stone, the Tich merely delighting (ft
pay a good sum for the name.'"
The present local fancy in the way of
diamond jewelry is the combination of
diamonds, rubies and sapphires, set
flush in hammered gold, or in what is
called kaife-edge setting, in which the
last setting is so fine as to be scarcely
perceptible at a short distance, the gem
alono appearing to view. One fine
piece of this work- is dragon fly. Tho
head is a ruby, tho thorax and abdomen
aro diamonds, while twenty-two dia
monds sparkle in the ivings. The drag
on fly is poised upon a spiral, the slight
est vibration of which makes the costly
little insect emit sparks of beautiful
white, red and blue light Rubies are
becoming so scarce that their price ex
ceeds that of diamonds. Small dia
monds ranging from six to ten carats in
pairs are the greatest in demand in this
and other markets. X. Y. Graphic.
Enoch Ardeu Going Home.
He said that being in the city he
would like to take in the City Hall, and
after he had tired himself nut in climb
ing stairs and walking corridors he came
back to the ground lioor and remarked
to the policeman on duty there:
" It's seventeen years since I saw this
"Seventeen long years long years.
Did you ever hear anything in particu
lar about a man named PJiuo Brace?"
Can't .remember that I did."
"Ever see-anything m the papers1
about his mysterious, "disappearance?"
in Oakland County In a mysterious man
ner, and I've never been heard otsincc.
I am now on my way Uiome, and shall
be there to-night"
" Why, thats quite a romance.1'
".Reckon it is. " I'm a sort of Enoch
Arden, you see. I left a wife and two
children, and have never sent them
word or line. No doubt they have long
mounied me as dead."
"You may And your wife married to
an other, as Enoch did," suggested the
"Say, I've thought of that!" replied
the stranger, "and 1 know exactly
what I'll do. I'm going, to reach the
old place soon after dark and peep into
the windows. If the old gal sits there
thinking of me and wiping away the
tears of grief it will be all O. K. If I
see a man bossing around in my place
I'll rush in and knock down and drag
" Well, I hope you'll find things all
So do I, and if I over sec you again
I'll tell you how I came out."
The stranger went awayT but in the
course of an hour he returned in consid
erable excitement and said:
" Great snakes! But I ran across the
old gal out here on the street, and she's
got a man with her; I knew her in a
minute, but she didn't give me a second
look. They aro coming right into the
Tho couple entered and made for the
oflicer, and after the usual inquiries
passed up stairs.
" Married again, by jingo!" whispered
Mr. Brace to the ollicor.
" Well, what do you think? That's
my old Maria Jane, to' a dot; and she's
got a new hiisbaud. Now what would
you do if you were me?"
"She's fat and squatty," mused the
"She noverwas good-looking."
" Never! She was as homely as a
tamarack swamp the day I married her,
and she's run down hill every year
" I don' t see how you could make any
thing by raising a row."
"Nor I, cither. Say, I guess I'll lot
her slide and go back to New Jersey."
"I will, sure pop! I'd like to knock
that second husbalul into a cataplasm,
just to let him know that I was on earth,
but I'll hold my muscle. She used to
fret and whine from dawn till dark, and
I don't believe she's mended her tem
per any. Ho walks lamo and looks
glum, and 1 won't add to his sorrows.
Good-by, old brass buttons! Enoch
Arden sneaked oil and died, you know,
but I'm not that kind of a clothes-pin.
If I don't marry a widow who owns a
red clay farm of ninety acres before I'm
ten day's older, you may borrow my
boots for stone-boats!" Detroit Free
The Imperturbable MacGahan.
MacGaiiax did not know how to fret
His nature was of the sunniest serenity.
He accepted the trouble with a genial
heroism that was unique. I never saw
him ruffled, although l once heard him
threaten to shoot a man. Ho uttered
the threat in a bland drawl; he pulled
out his revolver with a smile, and when
tho hulking ruflian backed down, he
Presumed the thread of the interrupted
conversation with a calm deliberation
in which there was not so much as a
quiver of the voice. "He'd get along
all right," he said, "in spite of the bro
ken bone; he never had cared much for
walking, and now he'd simply ride all
the more." He limped all through the
campaign, and would have been lame
for life, had he lived to be an old man;
But spite of his lameness, the Russians
called him tho " Cossack correspon
dent," so dashingly alert were his move
ments. As for his life, so for his livelihood, he
was true to tho motto of his country,
and "took his chances." When the cam
paign began, he and I together bought
for him, besides saddle-horses. a wagon
and team, stored it with supplies and
engaged for "hint a trusty coaclinian.
With it he duly traveled, down the
Danube, left behind it whenhe crossed;
the great river, and never once'saw" tho'
vehicle again until after thofalL Of
Plevna six months later, when ho kept.
uy ii iur uvy ua.ys,anu luennnaiipiosi;
it for good. His wretched" coachman
was a standing joke among,, the corrcs-..:
pondents; a dorlorn, wandering Jew,,
ever in vain .search afterTiis meteoric
master. At all sorts of places poor Isaac
would turn up, followinsr some uhantoni.
trail, with the melancholy, stereotypecT.
question Jtiave you seen any mastecr"
followed by i request for a little" money
w uvji amiwu BJIU UUtUUlII3aU.IV
For aught I lenow, Isaac and the-wagon
may be haunting Bulgaria to this day. "
Archibald Forbes in'Cin. ConvhcrdaL t
Singular Identification ef
Yesterday's civil engineer was run
ning and locating the lines of a.lot of J
land belowthe city, and used as assist
ance a deed to tne property drawn one,!
hundred and twenty-one years ago., Jn
one section, of the deed it is, recorded,
that the line touches a certain -point'
where stands a beech tree, aad upon
which a cross marlc had been made
with an ax. The engineer ran his line
to an old beech tree, and, concluding'
that this was the point in question,
looked for the mark, ,but of coarse
could not find it Taking an ax he cut
into tho treeat.a point ho thought the
mark misrht be. and to his siimrise.
after cutting into the tree, he chipped
uu" uiwn, sou mere was mc menucai
mark referred to in the ancient docu
ment of one hundred and twenty-ono.
years ago. The mark was perfect but
had been covered up. At that time this
was a British colony, and some years
before the Revolutionary War. The
deed was drawn in 1759, Augusta (Go.)
"Well, you were too young. 1 am
Philo Brace, and seventeen ftcars ago
this month I disappeared from'myboaae
I titcMntliift ta'inri Treat Amy.
It wbald be interesting to get exact
statistics as-to the number of men shot
ORthoFrcochVide during tho war, to
cetlKT with details of their offenses.
(Jafortunatcly the War Office can not;,
or will not, give any information on
this head. Possibly no record has bee
kept of these executions; but this muds,
is certain, that every oflicer who served
through the war is ready with stories
of how summarily certain Generals went
to work to establish order among their
troops. General Clinchant the present
Military Governor of Paris, was terribly
strict, but popular all tho same; for ho
was known to be just and kind, too,
when ho could afford to be so. JIaving
the. command of raw levies, inclined to,
be insubordinate, he resolved to show
them promptly that he was their mas
ter. Once he issued a stringent order
against robbing fruit and vegetables
from the fields and gardens of the peas
ants in the Loire Valley. A few days
afterward a couple of Zouaves stole out
of camp by night and gathered a bas
ketful of potatoes. These two soldiers
happened to be veterans who had served
in the Italian war, and they were brave
fellows, much liked by their Colonel;
but this only made their offense worse
in the General's eyes; "for," said he,
" if old soldiers set the example of dis
obedience, how can wo expect the
voung ones to obey?' So the "two
Zouaves were shot
On another occasion three young
soldiers'took it into their beads'to go
outr ofcamp without leave on a Sunday,
in order to dine 'with tome frieiuia vvho
Lilted ituthe- neighborhood. if-They re
turned in time for tattoo, thinking
probably- they hail committed only a
venial offense. They were shot the
next morning. One more example will
show what stern justice has to be meted
out where. -flogging is Jiofc available..
General Clinchant had issued orders
that on the march no soldier was to
climb into" the ambulance-Vans or store
wagons unless certified lame or ill by
the army surgeons. The reason of this
order was that a number of lazy soldiers
used always to swarm on to the wagons
in order to get a lift instead of march
ing. One day a youngster who wa3 in
perfect health clambered inside a van,
and was discovered there by a Sergeant
who ordered him to get out The
soldier alighted, but, determined to
have his drive, he slit open his boot and
inllicted a slight cut on his foot to make
believe that ho had gone lame. A
Corporal saw him, and by-and-by the
lad was reported for the double ollense
of disobedience and malingering. When
he had been court-martialed, the Gen
eral gave him a chance of his life by
calling upon liinlo confess that the in
jury to his foot w.i3 self-inflicted; but
thcjoolish fellow, thinking to save him
self by a lie, maintained stoutly that he
had gone lamo by stepping on a flint
life was accordingly handed over to the
Provost-Marshal and shot. St. James'
A Town on Ico The Fishing Camp on
It is a well-known . aphorism that
one-half of tho world' docs not know
how the other half lives. Narrowing
this down to a local significance it may
be truthfully remarked .that one-half of
'Michigan the southern does not know
how the other half the northern lives.
Keenly feeling the paucity of knowledge
on this point burdening a large portion
of our commonwealth, a representative
of the Xcws resolved the House into a
Committee of One, and, like "Dr. Syn
tax in search of the picturesque," re
solved to go forth and investigate the
much-talked-of fishing town on Saginaw
Bay, believing it to be nearly time for
the annual item with startling display
head of, "A number of fishermen drift
ed out to sea and lost!" to appear.
Being thus empowered to "send for
persons and papers" the Committee of
One proceeded to business.
Three large villages forming the sub
urbs of Bay City nro largely sustained
by this industry viz. : Banks, Bangor
and Essexvillc. A number of fishermen
also live at West Bay City as well a3 in
tlia city proper. At this season of the
year especially do these places present
a scene of activity, as this is the season
in which the fishing is most extensively
conducted. The hshing grounds arc
situated about six miles from the mouth
of tho river and ten from Bay City. A
good roadleadsout in a north-northeast
direction. J.he road, as tar inland as
the oye cart reach, is black with teani3
hauling, supplies ' to tho fisheries and
bringing back the fish to Bay City. It
is a scene of busy activity as wc ap
proach the fishing village, and every
thing scem3 to bo on the trot Dear
reader, were you ever out fishing
"when they bit good," and you were
dut of bait? -Well, judging ifrom the
nervous activity "displayed on every
hand on the ico here, you would im
agine everybody to bo "out of bait"
But here we are at last, in the princi
pal street of this town, built upon tho
congealed water six miles from safety,
and within the grasp of death and dan
ger at an y moment.
Viewed Jrom a distance tho ice town
looks; as though all the dog houses' in
Michigan had been gathered together
for the purpose of forming acolony of
Liliputians. A few are of more preten
tious size, these being the hotels and
groceries. Don't laugh, dear reader;
all these necessaries are here found,
and also well patronized, if one might
judge from the number of customers
present' in each. A better, idea can be
formed of the city by taking one of the
fishing huts as an illustration. These
are about 6x8 in size on an average,
some less,- some more.. They are built
with the usual shauty roofs, but have no
floor. Instead of a floor the whole
concern is mounted upon runners like
a sled, and can bo moved from place
to place. Thus the topographical form
.of.the.cUyJs.-rconstantly changing, a3
the fisherman frequently moves from
pltlcelo place. Inside the shanty arc
'oertns:jer;vtue men, usually inrco in
humbccjlike' those in the tfbrecastle of
a vesseWATittla slovcNand a platform
aBdfiSb por are' allthe'fu'rniture. Here
4hVmenrare'cooped.Hip-for two-.or three
months, ,ca and sleep,andfish. The
A-hoisS cut-in the iceabout(the center
of the shanty. :The tneastand round
it tvo"armed;with lightfish spears,, the
taiwwithJalJB.fe fojwhich hi herring is
'sMwreTy fated.-;rstt he- lets down
in t"he wteraaithen elewlrrraws if
back to the-urf ace;. whon -ft-is.f olio wed.
bva number jof Toracious -pickerel or
(trouThe;tworspearniert stand reidy
miss, as tho fish will folio wthe bait to
the top f the water. Torches are used
also by night, which, adds much to the
picturesque character of the surround
lags. Tho nresentipopulatiosistbetween
Hfcrel and four hundred; exclusive of
the teamsters and provision dealers.
Mostof the work is done by companies.
who hire the men, at so much per day,
but there are rnaoy 'siagle hehermea, or
rather trios, who work the season
through for themselves, and. usually do
well if the season is propitious like the
present one. Xast winter the. bay fish
ing was a failure on account of the open
water, but the present season promises
to.be one of the .best for. years. The
principal ." fish caught - are- -pickerel,
though perch "and suckers are also
caught;' the season foYtrout js. hardly
opened properlvyet The possibility
of the ice breaking up at almost any
time is ono feature of this work, that is
filled with danger.. It may also part
from the shore, and before the citizens
on the ice know of the fact th'ey may be
drifted miles out into Lake" Huron.
Hardly a season passes that this does
not take place, and the same storm
from the south that sends the ice oat
intothe lake will ually break.it iato
mall pieces, and then the danger if
largely enhanced. Still, tho poor fcl
lawA are usually rescued. The men are
principally French and Indians who are
engaged in this work, and the cmploy--meat
passes as a Udc from father to
son, from gcneratUj to g9erationl
It; is consiilerctlln "good fornvj
whenever that expression sncansr-lo
pay'a visit trthe ilsHing towSHt being
one of the "lions" of Saginaw. Tho
drive is a most magnificent one all tho
the distance from East Saginaw to tho
town: -on the ice and can bo easily
made in half a day. DctroU Sews.
Adreatam of- a iVt Monkey.
, - ? ' -
XHEREjyi a gentleman in this city,
engaged in business and enjov'Tng'tlJO"
esteem and confidence of the communi
ty, says the San Jose (Cat.) lltrald
who lias a penchant for animal pets.
And. he is. or has been, constantly on
the lookout for something out of tho
ordinary line; any one can get a cat, or
a dog, or a rabbit, or a parrot or a
canary. These aro too common, and
from association will pall on the taste.
Several months ago Mr. S. (S is tho
front letter of his surname) was trans-
fortcd into the seventh heaven of do
ight by the purchase of a monkey;
nose of your little, common-place, insignificant-looking
but a large-sized, active" and awfnHy
mischievous beast of the prehensile
tail. Here was a pet "as was a pet."
and visions of the good times he would
have after his business hours were con
jured up in his excited imagination.
Tho first thing on the programme was
tho taming of the monkey, but S.
thought there would be no difficulty in
that direction. So, after taking his
prize home he started in to tame him,
and first-made an effort to catch him
and chain him up. "-And-right here tho
insurrection was inaugurated. 'J ho
monkey was as stubborn as a cross-eyed
mule, and as full of pure cusediie.s as
a.chrunic drinker of San Jose whisky.
After several ineffectual efforts to iu
duco the beast to come and be petted,
Mr. S. made ii frantic dive and tried to
catch him. The monkey turned quick
er than a flash and proceeded to inter
view his tormentor. The result, end it
pains U3 exceedingly to say it, was
that Mr. S. had to purchase a
new suit.of clothes. After the monkoy
had finished his work, S. was a sorry
sight to behold. He might well say
with tho old pioneer: " When 1 came
to this State I luuln't a rag to my .back;
now I am all rags." Similar scenes fol
lowed, and the monkey grew to be tho
bane of Mr. S.'3 existence. A few weeks
ago he was seen with his hand in a
sling. On being asked the cause, ho
said that the dear monkey had bitten
clear through his hand. Then he tried
to sell his pet, but nobody appeared to
want it for a gift. About two weeks
ago tho monkey escaped; from his own
er's houso, and, fouling full of life ami
fun, concluded to have a time. So he
got into Dr. Bently's office on the Ala
meda bv some means, and prepared for
au old-fashioned jamboree There was
no one in the room and the monkey,
thinking probably that the doctor had
forgotten to properly mix his medicines,
took down all tho bottles in the estab
lishment and poured from one into an
other. He put cathartic pills into tho
whisky, ink into tho paregoric, and cas
tor oil into laudanum, mid so on. Not
liking the smell of some of tho bottles
he poured their contents on tho floor.
Papers were scattered in every direc
tion, the ashes taken from the grate and
thrown over the floor, and Ned kicked
up generally. When the dot-tor came
Jn he found the monkey sitting at the
desk with his spectacles on looking over
his accounts. After paying for tho
damages Mr. S. got the monkey into a
bag and wen toff. He returned, but the
monkoy has never been scon since. Tho
deed had no witnesses.
" There Were Tears on His Cheeks."
"Loud bless yon! but I had ncvci
given him a second look. I knew that
ho was a Norwegian, slow but solid,
hardly able to speak a Word of English,
and 1 never cared whether he had a rel
ative on earth. Perhaps it looks a bit
hard-hearted in me, but I am driven
from morning till night, and I must
drive tho men under me. When I want
a hod-carrier 1 look for muscle, and
when I havo found muscle I don't look
further for sentiment"
"How did tho accident happen?'
" He stepped off the scaffold.1
" And is badly hurt?"
"Yes, though 1 think ho will null
through. Any man might have blun
dered as he did, but since I have learned
how it was with him Pyo felt womanish
in" my heart" ,
" How was it?"
" Well, he had just got his hod filled
with bricks down .there when two or
threoof his countrymen came along and
told him that his baby boy was dead.
They had just come from his house on
Russell street to bring him the news.
He camo up on thoscaflbld with hishod,
probably intending to notify me of his
affliction. His eyes must have been
full ot tears, and as he stepped
out he missed Ids distance and
went, to tho ground. There were tears
on his cheeks when we picked him up,
and the only word he uttered was to
speak his dead boy's name. I had
looked upon him only as an old Norwe-
fian. but I found that he was a hus
and and "father, a man with love and
faith, a fatherwho went home at night
to coo with his baby and kiss the wife
w;ho had left all behind to follow him
over the sea, and I tell you I feel liko
asking his forgiveness and doing all I
can to soften the grief which has como
upon his humblo home." Detroit Free
Killed by a Shark.
Victor axd Alexev, sons of Mr. Al
bert V. Drury, clerk to the Executive
Council, and nephews of Mr. Justice
Pring. were bathing with three .other
lads in the river, close to their father's
residence. Alexcv Drury, a fine, man
ly little fellow of about twelve, and, al
though so young, a nrst-ratc swimmer
and'aiver, was close to the bank, his
companions hayinglanded, when he was
suddenly seized by the foot "by a shark,
said to' be eight feet long. The boy
screamed and made a brave struggle,
not losing his presence of mind lot a
moment and as the shark appeared to
be dragging him under, he turned and
dived at tne oruto, ana in aoing so goc
free. The shark then mado a second
and more determined rush, seizing the
poor lad by the other leg with a firmer
hold, Alexey all the time keeping- hit
ting at the-monster. Victor Drury, a
year or two older than Alexey, on hear
ing tho screams gallantly jumned into
the water to hislittlo brother's assist
ance, followed by tho other lads, and
after desperate s'truggles they succeed
ed in dragging the brave littlof ellow on
to the bank.- Ia--tho .mea&time a sec
ond, shark had appeared, but happily
did not. join in the attack. On assist
ance being obtained Alexey s feet were
found to be so fearfully lacerated that
both had to be amputated For somo
time the symptoms seemed favorable to
the child's life being saved, notwith
standing the great loss of blood and
shock to the system, bnt, unhappily,
-mortification set in, and the lad was re j
leased from his terrible sufferings, clnig
hr' to his poor parents to the last The
sail occurrence has cast a-severe gloom
over the whole city, and a large con
course of friends and sympathizers fol
lowed the lad to his last resting-phce.
Tbe highest price ever pat-Xor Chi
cago real estate was $4, l25per im
proved front foot, and the sale was re
IskestM tlKOuracferbtirs-Aa la.
temUa Stary Atwat It
Asbestos i. oac of the most enrioas
Lnd,Ta1terestlng of mineral; or. wo
might nratner say ciacs of miacral.
the naaM being applied to quite a nusa
bcr of virictic of trcmolite. aeitnolSrrc.
etc., which are themselves rsjcUesof
amphilieic. orhorn:blendc.&1sU tnato
commonly called. CherafcallyHIowjiRl.
thee arc compounds of silica, magne
sia, lime and oxide of iron. They differ
from other varieties of hornblende
chiefly in containing little or no alum
ina, and are rcrunrkabhs for aumua
a tibrom character, the fibers bving
sometimes very long, lino and flexible,
and Jraviug nua the aapwpwc of
flat. They fo'rnl compact massed, bttt
caiToTTetf bctflxtly-sepsrsfed by-thf? fin
gers. They vary "in color from white to
green and lighl brown.
The name asbesto U from the Greek,
and meaus incombustibility. It is noth
ing strange that a mineral should bo
incombustible, but'that delicate threads,
looking like flax. thouM not be de
stroyed by tire, hut should cono forth
from the ordeal dnly the whiter, like
ordinary thread when washed in water,
naturally eemcd a remarkabje phe
nomenon to the ancients who gave them
tho name. Tho finest variety U called
amianthus, which in the Greek means
unpoJutible, nil the stains that it re
ceives being removed by tire.
Tho resemblance of" these miaeral
threads to flax at once suggests that they
might be woven into an inco:ubu-tible
fabric; and this was done by tho an
cients, tho cloth being mainly used for
wrapping corpses for the funeral pile
in ord.ee to preserve the ahes of the
body from being mixed with those of the
materials used in burning it
An Italian writer relates an amusing
incident which is worth relating here.
In 1831 a man working in his vineyard
near Naples while digging a trench In
which to set out some vine, came
across an old 1'amscan tomb in which
he found a garmcul somewhat like a
large shirt, apparently made of coarse
linen. He took it home to his wife,
who washed it again and again, but
finding it impossible to get L clean, at
last used it for wiping dirty floors, and
similar kitchen work. When it became
too much soiled for this purpose, she
threw it out on the dtttheap. Hero it
was picked up bj' some boys, one of
whom carried it home to his lather, the ,
village baker. He, after due examina-
tion, decided that it was fit for nothing
but cleaning out his oven. To this use
he put it, until it became so black with
coal dust that he threw it into the oven
with the faggots to heat it Itut what
was his astonishment, on opening the
oven to clean it out before putting in
his broad, to find tho old linen shirt
tincousiimed, but white and clean
though tho faggots were burnt to ashes!
Frightened out of his wits, he ran into
the street, crying "O, San Giuseppe,
have mercy bn me! the devil has got
into my oven!" He then went to the
priest "for confession, and told him
had happened. Tim good
would not believe the
but on goiug with tho
to inspect the oven was more
frightened than, his jmrishioiier had
been. Joining the villagers ami old
women who had eolleuted round tho
baker's house, he told them, crocking
himself, that the devil indued had got
into the oven, for he had SL'cn him with
his own eyes. What was to bo done?
He must be expelled somehow or other.
Mass must be said, the priests of the
neighboring villages collected, a pro
cession formed, ceremonies gone
through and the evil one cast out of the
oven by exorcising him. So all this
was donot and after sprinkling the
oveii with consecrated water, the piece
of bedeviled linen was dragged forth
with a pair of tongs and thrown with
execration upon a dung heap outside
the village., Tho oven was thus puri
fied and tho village freed from an un
wolcomo visitor. An apothecary of the
next village hearing of 'this miraculous
piece of linen, dared to go and look at
it and to carry it awa Seeing that it
was something curious, he took it into
the city and presented it to an anti
quarian friend. After passing through
various hands, it reached the great Na
tional Museum of Naples, where, en
shrined in a glass case ami rojosmg on
a velvet cushion it found a final resting
place as ono of the most perfect
known specimens of ancient asbestos
In our day somo experiments have
been made with fabrics of asbestos,
especially as a material for firemou's
dresses, but we are not aware that these
have led to permanent use for that pur
pose. Some years ago it was tested in
Palis, whoro firemen, wearing howls or
helmets of tho incombustible cloth, and
garments of it put on over their cloth
ing rendered fireproof by chemical
preparations', remained for somo time
without injury in the midst of blazing
piles of wood and straw. Asbestos h:is
also been used for lining afcs, for mak
in incombustible wicks for lamps, and
for chemical filters; but its industrial
application is still very limited.
The mineral is found in many locali
ties, but the chief deposits of it are in
Savoy and Corsica, and on Staten Island
in New York harbor. lios'.on Journal
Liked His Prison.
Prsons aro built for the safety of
society, but the persons who make the
danger to society are not usually so
rcaily- as this poor Chinaman was to go
to prison for the good of their fellow
men. The Carson QNev.) Appeal says:
A few days ago a Chinaman was rc
ieascd from the State Prison after serv
ing a sentence of three years for an
assault to kill. He was given twenty
five dollars and a new suit of clothc3 ,
and directed to shift for hirasclfv Day
before yesterday the same man knocked
at the gate, and when it was opened he
thrust twenty-two dollars and a half
into the keeper's hands for safe-keeping.
It was almost durk. and he begged
to be allowed to sleep in his. old quar
ters over night lie was allowed to
take up his abode in a woodshed, aad
the next morning when the roll was
called, his number. lhirty-nine, was
skipped rfbr obvious" rc'asbns. When
forty was called a. man sprang from tho
line dressed-in prison garb, aud called
out. "You no catchee thirty-nine!"' It
was the discharged Chinaman. Hchad
found his old striped clothes at the
wash-house, and put them on. His
civilian suit ho had hidden away. He
was told that he would have to go. but
he begged to be kept nrging that his
conduct had been so good that he ought
not to be turned away. His logic was
"You send me out I killee somebody
and come back. You sabe. Me stay
no killee, no stealee, no chut'um
General Batterman is in a quandary
I what to do, for he really believes if the
man is turned, away be will commit
some crime to get back.
Little Wilxte was in Vermont at
his aunt's with his mamma on a sum
mer visit One day his aunt gave him
a cake of maple-sugar. "It is not so
good as when it was new," she said,
but you will take it I'm sure." Wil
lie wondered, as he nibbled the deli
cious morsel, how it ever could have
been any better. The first time he and
his mamma were alone he remarked,
"Say, mamma, the next time we come
here, let's come when the maple-sugar
A Monttoe Indian, who was recently
convicted of murder, expressed his
opinion of the lawyer who defended
him with delicious frankness: '
yer too much talk! Heap fooll"
rKtSM)XAL A5W UTtKART.
TiucxEtuT said that Carbrha wjw ht
PHfciDCrrJGAKrmo t a rrat ad
sairer of Waller $am,& L-dor.
rTutf pniaor 0fe OroaU?. Uut
IhcrerouUl rrot-ti -iagto Unrugein
whfcrS' "I' Quie:e" roM wn U
rv!,1 tMi fulled.
k-MSUWA Yarttsi. the rnr dra
matic star, w the diuphtcr of a wealthy
pork-packcr aad x uittv of Htry
Pitor Momwicx ha jttt rw4d
(row bU coaatryiaca a birthday gUi tl ;
somettuag orr a hundred tkivin! j
niw iq tmiea;tm &ira :or U xns of
lib burn febriry i
I Hie his " Lolha:r" aad to lot hi- i
" hadymion.' Hi notcl-wntlar; t It t
reported, U made er to thh vurtiri- i
'ing Wat he nercr rcadi orrr htj-t
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Pra th5ontatvlkkath at Wa.hin?
ton. wa bunptiral Genoa. Iu!r. ILi
tomb, hat-iog become omowrmt tie
cayud, thj regents of tbe InslUuUoa
-- v w u.nuivuei tuvui tv 9
hart- authorized that
pairs be matle.
the ncoiAarv n
MKGuMiirosx. bja AjUJajejMf
faculty in a supernatural d-grve-liiaT
of ma."Unng the contests of a book it)
glancing through ii. page. A friend
says of h'.m that ho can master ant
I average bout in a quarter of an hour.
i hoar. 1
I iik lock of "hair which Anna
way is tuppo! to havo irivr
Shakespeare shortly will bt wld in Ixn
don. w.th the li'rary of W Harmm. ol
Lancashire -a library noted for us edi
tion of J-hakepoare" and lu Shako
peareana. Amwg-th--lnu-'r aro the
Ireland forgene in three volume, and
the manuscript deed of the final con
cord respecting Shakepe.-tres estates at
The ex-Empress of Frincuhat nwirlr
finished a hIorrof the IrtV aud death
of the Priuce Imperial It is bur pur
pose to publish the volume as .SAn ai
i-hc becomes settled In her new resi
dence at rnrnboronj-h. She also Int end
to pubhh the dally note id the Emp
ror written durin;lii.rMj'ii. iu collect
ing which she has been asbtcd by AI.
11 v George Eliot's death, sums ni
thu Ionian Aca ituiy. wc am left with
on'y one living novelist who U absolute,
ly of the fir-t class. Thackeray died
son after (Jeorgo KliOt became fa
mous and Dickens when he hid yet
much of her best work to do. During
all the years in which she labored. It i
perhaps true that btfly one novelist ot
extraordinary genius hail arisen. It is
perhaps tru- that the position tilled at
one and the same time bv Diekcn.
Thackeray ami (ioorge Eliot, can bo
claimed at thu present invuiont, i(
cla'ined at all. only by a Miiglc uj veils t
by Thomas Hardy."
A cosTF.NTrn mim. Lady "They
tell mo your row never gives any milk.
Hetty." Old Hotly "No. mum. she
don't give hardly any. Hut. bless ir
'cart, she'll eat 'as much as two o' them
;ood milkers!" Lonthn Fun.
At tho telephone. Hell rings. Dul
cet voice over tho wire: "Aro you
ninety-six?" " No." Dulcet voice
again: "What arc ou?" "I'm sixty
seven." Casuil caller, who ha heard
but half of the conversation: " Yon
don't look it." Itoiton Traiwript.
Iris mighty embarrassing to a man
who ha some religious friends staying
with him to have his dog, which litis
been very quiet during week days, be
gin right alter breakfast Sunday to run
to the gun in the corner and turn to his
master and wag his tail, and then run
back to the gun again.
On' Wednesday night about eight
o'cloek, au inebriated man was observed
holding himself up by means ot a lamp
post on a prominent street This lamp
fot had on it a mall box. and tho man
tad apparently stood there for some
time. A reporter had occasion to pas
the man, and remarked' "Hello, there,
what's the matter?' "Well." said the
man. " I hie put live cents in the box
here half an hour ago. and this ear ain't
started yet" llcchcstcr Ihuvrriii.
"Wiiks is a man not a man?" asked
Jones. Of course he expected every
body to glvc"irup."and then ho was go
ing to say. vWhett he is a shaving."
Hut" they didnt'gl.-c it up; not a bit ol
it One said it was when he was fool
enough to deal in conundrms; another
answered that it was when ho worked
over jokes a thousand years old, and a
third told Jones to look in thoglasand
sec for himelf. Jones said lie didn't
j-ec what in time they were driving at
but somehow he had "lost all interest in
his conundrum and hadn't the heart to
tell then the true answer. Hoslon
What the Skasojw Hkiko.
When '-"tiHx thn South-rn summer brtfio.
That -rtl' t'ow fnun tropic ;,
Who lives In Impwunk'us cnc
When Nirran lta! blow nn- and frcJ,
Ant! winter rvlj-ui cm liuid ami -
Who chuckles then with l"tiliti kIoc?
Or urnrm or coM the tirroes t!iw,
Jroin tropic ea or urctlc riiow.
Who coiaci his -sample lot" toshiw?
Detroit Free Press.
A Portnsuc Pompeii.
31. Maoitot. a member of the Prehis
toric Congress which met at Lisbon last
autumn, reports on a Portuguese Pom
peii which he had occasion to inspect
while on a lour to the territory of Tcr
tiatry Sdex at Otti. The place is caileU
Santarem and Citania. The latter is
the general Portuguese name for ruin
of ahe'ent towns, which cover entire
hills "in the neighborhood of Braga. The
most important of these very old town
ruins is the Citania di Britciros. which
occupies nearlv a kilometer square, and
Is supposed to'bc of Celtic Origin. Cir
cular walls, streets, squares, large arch
itectural monuments, and even a num
ber of houics havo retained their typi
cal forms. For twenty centuries thii
Citania was buried below debris, soil
and-a rich vegetation: only a few years
ito zealous archaeologist Scaoc Sar-
raento, succeeded, by costly and troa- Ut
blesome efforts, m clear.ng away tne
nr-rtrtnir ftf cHtnries and to'Iav opfcu to
the world an ancient city in which quite
n. primitive state of civilization is ap
parent Its architecture and plastic
ornamentation point to a somewhat ad
vanced state of art and industry. Mafay
stone monuments are covered witn
sculptures and inscriptions, which in
their fcneral character recall those of
India and China, which the well-known
l.rnnt nreholozist 3L Guhsct de
clares to be of a symbolic and religious i
character, similar to those louna upon
the Oriental monuments, ft impossible
that this fact niht be adduced as 3
proof that the tribes who built these
Citantas had originally emigrated frora
The weight of the human brain, ac
cording to a recently published work by
the eminent Manich anatomist Prof.
BischoT, is on an average LS62 grammes
for man and 1.219 grammes for women
The difference between the average
brain-weight of man and woman tha
amounts to 113 grains or 10.59 percent
The brain-weight of man exceeds that
of all animals except the elephant (4OQ
grains) and tbe larger Cetaceas (2,500
grains) The brain-weight of the largest
ape is hardly a third of Hiaas- Prof.
Bischoff has worked with a considera
ble amount of material; his data, com
prise the weights of brain of 550 raea
and 347 women. Aa.'arc
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A K.1CE WITH , 10 OtIUTlVE.
Tiittuiuith o!Jetmiaiy was dran?:
to a- c'uv I here had Ih- a t.
with a warm. drUHn rW, nil dayfl
but jut before dark tho wwl ehanrrHL
ruuli-retma,iiiof inky cWM nlHHi
up xrotti the north wot
verv rajiHlly. an 1 tmfor-s
the Mdt. "mnJv." lmw Uv li.nu a
irvicn m.tVi of iffc. Tho tti'irmac anl walk fhr &ri Jdwly wfltsWi taxr
dasstird clear aud bright, w.th thotmor- wn ik t th MihioMusl, di
rury only four degrees aImiv nv S thii ,H:h to lt dinUut,
Vru'sty partly i glitteru.l In tho air. ad w, rtitumvl U th hl-ri t
the clearod fletds at'thf hai of the dH. n,onHng ten mloiitA Ja". Th tw,-r
tint bhia O-itn-ro Monntala (-MBHd I naij Kard thp slorv d ur ainw
cased in fetters of Joe. s
"lla:" aaid fathrr. rising (rtu the ,
t.nl!e and i?ing svliorv tho warm-lira
i, Int, 111.
like tnoltt'ti gdd m tho
iTnn i.rilti i'iir full fhVi AIl:l-Prt-
ton s Milgh home this tnnrning you .
gt t ik-lHXHr li'lnvu hill rami of ,
ho way. and yon esii slraw It caly bt
innd. You will bans plenty of time
joforo school eotrjmenc, and then
you.ll nvt bo ImwUium4 to come home
with Hie hor!J.
Ut course we could take It fnt a
we4,w jiot John yxi seventeen and '
1 wm siinitteoRn-uo anijw-vnyt aem.
wijhiyrtj;engUi of much aud atiiblt
Uris spinL4.M4i -JinJau&ieaiy.fttft.iiAi,
mot young men of. that ago do, that
1 wm siinittecRn-uo aniJWJvnfi acta,
w'b were a " full tehmM for almost ant-
thing. The JiiOgyfllow nMgh. with
tlimu seats and heavy swanee!,s In
In front, ri- mum at the door. Tliu j
diniuifi Invtkcl adltkwcri placed j
therein, and oa-di t'Mik his inH rft'lho i
jnde. fur a bask Mil along lh lev road. !
" Let rue say onr woni to 6u, Inift. ''
befon yosi gi" natd fathe, coming out
upon th"e atonn steps. "Don't under-
take to ride down hill. It'sluy and It's ,
dangerous. Homember what I tell .
"All right" wo replied In coneert, ,
as we started on a run. Tho half mllu
that intervened between our placo and
tli ,tcboI honao as soon pa'
number of girls nndboyK werrv running .
about U10, yard.ru. wu.cauiejip. - , , -f
U Or ni!i.f'ir.ii!'l"li-tidt,-1tfA genuine
ohl fashioned gHd. one!" I shouted,
as wo hailed before tho door. "Come,
boys and girls, get In. Ioad tip thoold
nhiigh. and go down to Mr. Kenton's
with! ill l have a ghHousWno,
and s?e can all get baCkf bolSro' school
uuttomug up his coat h,i Urawlug oa '
h j mittens. "Girls, get your cloaks
nod shawls, aud bundle up. and we'll
in less than kve minutes the long
sloigli wns well-fiHed wlih a laughing. .
merry erotfd. and wo sycro ready to
fttart UtJIy Siti xto-l na In front 10
k.. i Bk" I''
,m .-no - jajie. iw u iwti tsr iqi .Mnr
oys toon rneir places oa, tne sines t
steer. Hero Jiiartin st-ppotl iHshlml
anif latahM th&.iM tVar (isrcfroi
alKwrd? tsVTTcVo fahlyntideYw-ry.
Hefore-wa had-j4i'd ovcx, twi rods I
begarftb Sdo that woliad'unsli'Tt.'vken a
diuiurous rid.---On we'Iow, Kahoring
sreesl faster and faster witbuirerv rd
wc passed hvc, uutll the keen SSf-blew
seemed to dash past n at' atr antHxinr
.m.. uvouc uioiy-mn vi wgncrorni again till) mill IOOal UOWn WwU l
and hllarlJy.licm- noon v; Iho'admonl- ,.arlh. rnfreshotl by osKdlf rata Ijft-
tion of a kind fruiter forgotten! nxil4jUJlJUl2Ji!iaiLy -H ffaaj
"CkhI" erwula'ed Hrrry SIggars. Irn$H!TTSair
ltd . T ,, cr mi is so wcct.ii sue jiai, -
,f u" ?b,ouI ktiy; Wn-r now l,f asd hoin.
adedrhhiele? leonfd Oosla inmru tho tTolet was hjard U
dering at tho thought muruigr. -I was -nlsiakeni I-fctv a
t-tj, tt ttfM.ll. W lial iff U1J Alts-It, III hM..
pm to meet a lea
not help shudder!
The boys who were acting as steersmen
were tout fellows, who knew their
nnl tkHn Inlr. rxinIlr-o.. 1UI..1
road, and tho weight of ihe load that
was propelling tbe smooth .teel aleizh-
st.rtVs ilih !nvnr !rretrif.t o-i t
)0'e With alnKxtirresbjtlblr pOrr.- i
We Had a' good tdiieof down grul-io
- . -w - ---- ----- '. --- ---- f-wn - -
ride, and scarce a riiurt-ir of the slls-
tanco had yet been nancd. A fhort
way beIow't ihe road nisde an abrupt
turn to the right around a spur of the
150 feet Cou d w mak ih !.1rHs
sleigh had passrd along the roail the
night before, and the runners had cut
&m eifriJTs in the solt slush, whirl
wdW nbV frrken like adamanu DoabU
less these aided -rreatly in keeoiB" our
,JejglipJh3 proper voyijop. Wc slash-
-ys-sr--MB"-Bxo-i-, wra iiKsVxmi.
re. UhuuacrcU as 1 cau!irTdr"fi-
duty, well; but I noticed thov alroaily f
ha4.barjlSNi&rk: anljh;g1h;"rwits j
heavy loaii ol human freight. waT get
ting beyond their control. W hal
steep hill-side. The j-Tound had slid Prmcirapy, taen tfwir rate i-
away on the lower side mL, Ujr-vl e',- '?? irsdar ar to h
around this turn, and maWTn-?er pw asWhfajs aad reioln.t--
precipice rawnetl below for more than 'M & Mfa1s !-
stantaneotu glimpse of the tall tree- Amtricnn Ittqiittr.
iops away below as, and lover still the -.... -9
sh?re of tfe rSe Uiat.linclr 7 Lord Ailsrt's WMte Yrm. f
At the same mo-ueat a erarBn of Tb spetlaltyot tbi$.fu3 ictBt?aU
white steam shot up frora the foot oiQiTjtftU and it-3Hsatrwhrts.'fl ss
lieTa1iicnirecw4ssTs-r:5. aad the tw.i-airoa tbiafr t-c bctw
Shrffl 15rTc1c of th loeonv-Ure raag 200 aad ZO) whltu piefH jHf4H-ln
fcar.'ully In oar ears. It was the ap the out-bnBdiags; juit iWo th? n-m
mail-train,, sousdlng Its approach to tho ' traace you obierT- wfeiu p-wckr
statoa. i. v further oa ans ia wblta svnsrrekAMi
-, Tha road extendesLaloag ta j. sUcp
ha sjerW waeaia cra-sW ta
railroad; aeirfitTfoot -oftl!e,fail(i8t
In many placer tWe rock had bwa 5
wisred dow-rforty 'or Ry feet to forsa '
tbe road-bed Md -precipitcsMi cliff ex-
tenslesi neloar tsvtiw railroad track. rabbit frulc asvl Uy aboal like Cow
Xeck asd aeck we Scwaloag. even with ! psiasae haras.,, is 3. mtrlei fWasx coa
the great png Iras aaoaMer below. tafissajr whk ttvU sttf mUe. x po.et..
it was a wild race for life; for if we sat '.
tbe train at the crossssg, no earthlv
power could save a?.
The eaglaeeraaw t, and prosaptly
scaaded the daager sigaal sharp xad
distinct It raaz alamslaj-iy hs ear
death. The steers-sea arras! the Me I
of the sleigh with the eaergr of despair.
aad setting their teeth tag ether, atade a
last coaceatraled ezort to cheek oar
Bttt the asoateat
their feet touched the sarf ace they were
thrown violently apward, nearly Jerk
iagthesa froa their positions, aad the
mad ntaaway sleigh dashed oa as he-fore.
;ar !& ont ww
li,tiiittl Iraiwiiiif mi ftMrtyfiTl if it
. f Fnr a r awe mw msf
tfcrv ,ww n w,fT . ,. w
ii.!.r? 3ta n -i-m w -
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If r !!(', "" "- r-- --
i (J feanr tfNKH 9 v&n S
gAife ,f te-Mni-i P
j j frota Om nw rr m
uar lac-. 4 t ' !r,r "
uar fa. n4
r -d rvrl fer?-lfc
ft. Ssn- fnrtr t!kl tt3
,U ni t-ff-rU' Hu il
sfctliri nr. "d f
:, k..' al! EtfttL&I
t nKnsn.... M -m. tmm .-. . t
;t.ub aitd m.
, IH(f ibro? w fe!i? IritSf
' -,. TV.- -.! -iitn&i sacs ir i
, utv5Mii-ttu?ofi. f i .irTV
. i r.,B.-t a .a4-tii "wr " -f
, . , . jtmsA 5s-ri-4 f
I -i" , - .V- V 1 SS
ik tks nM4t JMwJ. 1LM mJt
,i Je lk;h ito--''". fc fi t
tj-ld-tt h. -.f fcrl
tmxfl Thr iw fr 'c
f -Wl v.a ruud ttu tl Jl-itf
rroAiww iv inr "- 7 "
lji- itfrhnxi&T rl?,l, ?&? "2
t - -At4e-.l H.vf lfPt l k
er hfl hit Wt i !
U; sad -ilt-f n0nfe.tj.. sM W tt
W R iaw
- P. QllMtJ
i !ajr. a4
di"ir. aad iw
ttrtlraltttftUWal ?4mfe wnm nm
-villi .itkW llR
-w vw-wv m w - . .
ll rx U tmr. hs(-rn w aa
ronth t. wwf at ta -.
. i, 4 -d ! .s, . Ih
j sHtS-uVs aAd firrhlan Wtr tSt?r---fc
j and a oof hmU-HtJili tst4--t
rai th rariuwioas.iw Wr"1
and edited ttt retuni l rvmr ,
j$ At'f 'Sp-'hlkMlaWt-l4jf fj 4 r
'c'Kl itntiff an -atrtr--v
It gnstr da:ciW44jv,;:t-'i,r. TV M,!'
nin orh?k D(.rvoul-m- had WtxrMttif
but nv-rthtihvw,v 3Mii ri;urt.d.
.. but did I0t ntjmtJkMi It M w
ivrhatM our bfaimhd ttm aad
oll Haaeo rvtal-i th fact ta
h..i loamotl a losi w war- a
ff?CH ; . 1 .. -, .. k..j.T
Xtf'. wit naf
1 or'wtKw aiiir inat
peiting rvont I dm itwin my 4r-----s-i
tj,q gtvat, hnr rti st-.t - a-MSi
utMiii tne, and with the. nlnuistf -
0 thu uam.whi-Ut I w.m d jiv
.. uvtorwlth a dftoalrhuL abrlti.
tiswor wua a umpuna-j-. -a
,w.tk. trfuibUnjf wjth mwrtiM
Knthr ktlldh tctrj-ar-ti fc
-! aali trmnbUnj- wjth inwrtui UrN
fj. Knthr kuidh torgarti irMn I.
)ltwnl ( jt, but tt wa, ihoiac t w.
riilm nmn hun anil irotnihat u i
hdittg down hui? anil irotn
J, fraunot rttits tho
uhre h-ar ftio railway with
niv fortrful n!-r,o,. wlw
Umn , MHwr
. , ,.,! tmurh nh a narrw
4V,m5 fnm a death o horrible. .
iMjt. 1 v ! '
,1 Work l Do.
I Wo.vnntt what l'ruemtJi far -
I am so woak and -null," thought j.
violet, as It hook ou a duw drop 4"hstW
weighed U to the ground. "surrstH'ki
btiiimi'Jravi" whirh hut m In fini
thb world,' fio.rrl ldml under ths
weight f the morning dews, t must
niirnd n wurthh'H -.itiieo, nukix
tuld (iiltriiiV ftir How I 'hry jntl-.f
oaW. hor-iroud!v ll stands, what rai
it for thft Wiitdii, ur atortu, lis brai!l
Iao-h ahd writli In tho breeds: thai
ciSva'i t" Imjw tav htvl u far Kwi
the cattle lovb Its roohtig tha'U., aad
then they rMt frora tho biirHut? mt.
It has v work to do. svbllo I-Iat
, hark1 I heanl tho sound Of thundwr. I
tiiu-4. hide my head iKtmath the -hltr
of Ihu-o dark grewi loaves nalil ta
, storm ol wind anil rain I pat"
i An hour poed, tnrtr.u wtw 01
.i,e tnn. had yielded to a str---f'
oo-vor. and now Jayshattorod aqd,iflr
upon .ho ground.
..M woakiitM hsu been mrm-.
guard." murmured tho riolt uAvs-sfc
(m. -.hamed tonoJU &
Ju then a voic4'clnltinsr "Ir
htthf violet Jusl what I have heo I-.
Ing for; ' afld a hand roasdiesl ttoitfl a-4
piuckeJ It t
iiluclUsJ it Irolii IW, iiortie ai-mg um
leavix, and caaricd'it tenderyfi tlie
sick fdrl's home. ,S?e. r!ini:C"rhn"
brought you tho firi v,ot ol the -son;
It was the only one thsCr"V-d
llnd. Here, let nin put it in tht- hitl-
vasebesjdoyoor beiL" ".
'now kjou, voir-were, i.ute-, o tw.
It fur tne. I lovo vjolcts o mvu-L aat
thoWn. pale band.
rahl otifo'id tir
thortaso. aud fcucttftxiii iln-nJKtfV
- -..r. t.. -. .tl. ii 1 '
... ... .. .. '
wofS t do. UoI Tjas not crolaPlay-
thi6In rain." -Xr. Cm"or.
j " L'
Happy Little, Frrnrhmea;;
T. . , J ... .
f UMH MJawariv-nil M l"PF,y
the new regulations of French wmary
? t"J' ,CJr.I'0.fa.1 Pi",lhP'' ' 7
iicaesjionu aiym-nei ana repn--w-
and detentmn Ut be substitute! iM-UL
K'- ." aro to bo puntsfc! "
exclwton f mm vduwl for poiwb 'd twv
days kt a lltae. If thfe new rt-guWuIo-Ts a,
s-f r rs.t tnts lr t ts - r !' j1 . . -v
av as -- .jw.Hii. f jtmuucu
. . - ... m 4
mM ay JWfr. fa UUS nm.Vm par
M :jijt raslj-Woa iMaieiVjii A
u "jrittt wha svlu hfturs art
OVvT an7rtbVts-fiers ar-j norT3i ft 9
lake pupiScurehs-reh- The idcayp-w-
"-f nrrre-r!stjkmi , it that
? F-0Vi f,snai.H tfc trach-ir
? ".drCWrds OTIhe priest anir .Mat
T'!Y-',r,tTv'T5 r -!S12-'
wuu lo er oiuetcaipr:TS.
gee-, the whk goats aad the 9m.
no be-Ht hat white ones. A fat wfatf e
doe, girea to Lord Ahatto-2?yi-r
hr tks Qae, tirUle about Jo a.
well-bttered -; sad ht. trf tio
hatches ia which tho loa-farred whi
frosa taa,rriace ( WxU; Kreat the cat
aad cockatoo heJoaeisr to the farm-
- i. l-? CT .J ... ... rtr .
Jcpge. said 7. Wetcra lawy-
kalr f tVilr t t, jii..
bat TH look k -mi Wobster 0-
iioaary." lie fussbltJ over the pas1
for jive Bhrales. and then said. Is heit:
" WeU, Vxb been a Weh-ter man, and
vea ior Him lorFresalent botany
na that will WTke a dictionary j
leave ont saoha eotsmton word x 'tqiti-ao-sttcal,'
eaa't have aar vote any
- r-y -t-ji
"II f?rv'ftfi t rr" i nnirntrtM
f f" --imin-i i" 1 iniiuw... r-111 1 '-j
, -S2.JJfB'jlllSfcr ..vd"".t
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