Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 10, 1881)
i?S - . ' -"irt5
.;.- - f
immfmmwMww-iin i, ua.
'y , ,
BV ' mmmmmmmm
THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
M. L. THOMAS, Publlshor.
SEEN AN J) UNSEEN.
A DHSM Or KCAMTIE.
I rose with sunrise, not so Ion? nirn.
To smell tho morning air and feast
The purple east trrcw gnlflcn all nglow
v itb inilvcrlnjj, new-born lljr&t.
!Tho mornlnsr star lrew In behind n veil
Of clearer beauty ttian the tace It kissed;
The ardent sun roo up with cr.mson trail,
And drank the morning mist.
From tnldon Jnlo crystal pncd the lluht
From umber Into azure cooled the ky
Tho burnished dew UiirlioJ softly red and
To vanish: not to die.
Tho trees mctoi-cr wnore I otood. and twined
'I heir cpruyi :o?tthcr linden, oik and bay:
The verdure 1 mountain braced thu dome be
hind. Quick with tho living day.
llctwecn them, the bluo ocean, vexed and
Dimpled a hundred hues from othrr seas;
And, Jrom tho i;ray rocks where the light
Flowed in the salty breeze.
The summer Hsht warmed upward into noon,
And sloped nway lrom 7cnitli to tho west;
Tbe day of toil wiouittit its resultant boon,
And sank In rosy icit.
Tho dawnlnsr starlight and tho fading day
Met with full kiss upon each other's lips;
The silver fica blinked up tho shaded way
Ami Jeweled tho ccllpo.
O fad lest heart! wako up somo hnppy
A:non:r God's thoughts of love in shapo so
O doubting heart, know thou tho beauty
Ilccauso the love Is thorol
Sweet worlds look down, and sweeter voices
With higher meaning than our faith can
Tho blessing of tho Lord enriches nil.
And adds no thought of pain."
Tho mountains darkened while tho poaccful
Fell o er that vast beauty, sweet and deep:
And. where the morning woko with orient
The evening fell asleep.
(3 curat Jlopkiiui, hi ScrBiacr" Montldy.
THE SEALER'S STORY.
It was tho second winter we used the
"shoot" off the Black Stoss clown into
the north branch of tho St. Mnrgnritc.
This shoot, as they called it, was a lum
ber slide; a kind of inclined trough,
leading from the table-hind back of the
'Stoss,' down to the river; the side of
tho mountain here being quite toolcdgy
and precipitous to admit of using ordi
nary logging sleds and cattle upon it.
Our company owned a largo tract of
spruce and pine in tho "back country
above, aud the shoot was built to run
tho saw-logs down from tlin brow of the
mountain to tho water, where they
could be rafted to the mills. It had
cost upwards of ten thousand dollars,
aud was rather more than half a mile in
length, being carried in a straight line
downward at an angle of not lar from
thirty degrees. The bed of the sho t
was of hown logs, matched and troo
nailcd togcthor, forming a smooth, in
clined piano live feet m width, with
"shores," or sides, of the same squared
timber, two feet in height. A kind of
huge spout was thus made down which
the logs could be discharged upon tho
ico in the branch. This was as it stood
and was used through the first winter;
but during storms, the snow troubled
us a great deal, drifting over it and
fouling the slide, and, before commenc
ing work tho second winter, a plank
boxing or shed, was built over a great
part of it, to keep out tho snow. Joists
wcro spiked to tho "shores," on the
outside, and to these tho planks were
nailed, thus converting the shoot into a
long box, five feet in length by about
six in height, high enough, in fact, for a
man to stand erect in. From tho top
of the shoot sled-roads led off into the
forest in all directions. As fast as the
loads of logs came in, thev were tum
bled upon the inclined brow, or
"apron," and thence Mit in motion,
with pike-poles, into tho throat of the
great spout. One set sliding, no far
ther care for them was needed. Down
they would iro, gathering headway
rapidly on the steep, smooth slide, and
would come out at the "too" with tre
mendous forco and spitefulness plow
ing into the frozen earth, or glancing
along the ico across the river, in fact,
the logs "broomed" and split so badly
that a "slow" was rigged to catch them
on; this latter contrivance being a
continuation of tho timber spout, car
ried for a hundred ards or more
across the stream, on a level surface.
Three men were kept at the toe, to see
that the logs did not foul there. From
tho brow at tho top, a strong wire ran
down the foot, where there was a bell.
A lever at the top worked tho wire.
When a load of logs had come to tho
brow and was ready to be sent down,
tho men at the top first gave the lever
a wrench, to notify tho men below to
stand clear. A big pine log, thirty feet
in diameter, weighing at least two tons,
and coming out on the slow with the
velocity of a cannon bell, was no play
thing. Sometimes the logs would go
end over end, clean across the river. A
log plunging down made a peculiar,
roaring noise. The whole shoot trem
bled and seemed to hum under it It
was something, as when, in a saw-mill,
a great "circular" goes tearing through
a long log.
Weok alter week tho wooded mountain-side
across the the branch echoed
to that deep, prolonged whir-r-r-r!
We had thirty teams drawing in logs to
the brow. At least a thousand logs
were sent down every da. Only ono
log was let go at a time. But each
passed down the shoot, a distanco of
about three thousand feet, in less than
balf a minute, particularly in the morn
ing when the slide was icy. Besides
the men at the brow and at the toe, wo
kept a boy on the shoot, half-way up,
to tend the wire and to report if any
trouble occurred. That winter we had
hired for this purpose a lad whom they
called Tort Guillot What " Tort" was
a nickname for I am sure I do not
know. His father, Glam Guillot, a
French Canadian, worked for us and
kept Tort stimulated to his work bv an
occasional " birching." Tho boy "had
drivers' "corks" in his boots, and
used to walk up and down on the plauk
boxing over the slide, or lie on it look
ing through the cracks at the logs as
they shot down under him.
About three o'clock one afternoon,
as 1 was sealing a pile of logs beside
the slow, I heard a heavy crash away
up the side of the mountain, and a mo
ment or two after saw Tort hurrying
dewn the top of the shoot. He ran out
where I was standing.
-- Un oncAc" ho said, had "stubbed"
and jumped the glissade, tearing
through the plank boxing.
Tort was not a little excited, and no
wonder, for the los had junroed not
very far from whore ho had been sit
ting at the time. While ne was telling
me this, we heard the bell strike fol
lowed almost instantly by another
crash way up the side of the Stoss. A
second log had jumped. Running to
the semaphore, I set the signal to stop
sending down logs, then climbed up
with Tort to see what was the matter.
Hot quite half-way up from the slow
wn came to a great ragged hole in
the plank coverings Splinters lay
scattered on the snow in all directions.
The logs had dashed through tho plank
ing, as if it had been brown paper, and
flown on like arrows. We saw one of
them standing end up against a tree,
two or'three hundred feet below, tet
ting ktto lhe SQ00t trough toe1016' we
crawled up the slippery bed on our
haasisand knees. It was a queer place.
i nf woody fiber lay aoout, scourer
w m --- mM-everr book w uncu
-n m hmrV mmI. from the losrs. Here
mmA thmrm lose liver stuck ia tbel
S the hewntimbers which formed! liberty todrawthe sofa but.when it
uvnwv. j--.MiTnlMBir him. There- i nn nnmnesa
planks overhead and on the sides,
tirnily that we could not tear them out
with our hnnds. Fifty-or-sixty -feet
up the shoot from the hole, I found tho
cause of the mischief. One of the long,
square timbers of the bed had iGpd
from its matching.1), at tho upper end.
It was against tho cud of th:s timber,
which proje -tod three or four inches,
that the logs had stubbed and glanced.
A little work with the adze and a few
extra nails would inako all right, but it
was getting dusk, ami, re lecting that I
should have time the following morn
ing for so short a job, be'orc the day's
work began, 1 sent word to the upper
gang to commence work on time as
Next morning it was knowing thickly,
and ue at the lower can.p were rather
late astir. 1 had finished brcakrast by
six o'clock, however, and at once set
off to climb up tho slide, taking Tort
with me to carry the auger and a hand
ful of tree-nails. Shovel and aiU wero
about as much as I could manage to
climb uj the smooth planking with.
Un coming to the " break." we found
the hole nearly full of snow, but cleared
it partly out and got down into the
shoot. . I then looked at my watch, and
fodnd that there remained only twenty
minutes before seven o'clock. But as
the men rarely begun running d nvn
logs much before eight, 1 felt very litt'u
uneasiness on that account. 1 bored
my holes, drove the tree-nails, and
then leisurely adzed off the still pro
jecting edge of the timber. Meanwhile
1 had sent Tort farther up the shoot to
see if there were any otlTer timbers
similarly sprung. Ho came sliding
back just as I nad linished. It then
lacked one minute of seven. Wo
picked up the tools aud started to make
our way batjk down to the hole, holding
on by the joists, when I noted a slight
grating, ereakinir noise on the planking
overhead. Tort heard it, too, and bet
ter than 1, he could interpret thesound.
" Mou JJicuJ ' he screamed. " 11 ct
Icjlldc la cloche! Sunt.' Saul.1" (It's
the bell-wire! Jump! .lump!)
He dropped augur and tree-nails, and,
springing frantically to tho little joist
rafters over our heads, drew his body
up and clung to them like a bat. I
scarcely know howl did it, but next in
stant I was clinging to the under side
of those sticks of joist, in much the
same way and none too quickly, either.
'1 here came a rushing noise. '1 he joist
sticks thnlled in our fingers. The tim
bers shook violently; untl, amid a hur
ricane of ice dust, bits of pine bark and
slivers, which seemed to almost burst
the shoot, the great log, like a black
bobbin, shot down beneath 1113' back.
Tho wind it raised nearly blew us after
iL Tort dropped to his feet.
" DesccmlcP' he screamed to me in
French. "Get down to the hole and
get out before another comes!"
His boot-corks helped him to keop
his feet on tho icy side. The lad halt
ran, half-slid down the steep incline,
and catching by tho splintered edges of
the hole, drew himself out. 15ut I,
plunging blindly after him, with smooth
boot-soles, slipped headlong, and went
sliding wildly down past the aperture.
Again that low. horrible, rattling,
creaking sound on tho planks. Another
log was coming. It was death to lio
sprawling there. With a mighty effort
I stopped myself and sprang up but
slipped a;ain. It was coming. 1 felt
tho jar heard the rumble above and
with a convulsive squirm of my body,
hugged to the right shore and partially
rolled myself up on the timber. Next
moment, peppered with bits of bark,
ice and slivers, 1 was fairly blown down
the shoot in the wake of the log which
had howled by, so close as almost to
graze my outer leg.
I have heard it said that a cannon
shot may pass so closely to a man as to
kill him, without actually hitting him.
I am inclined to believe it. So near
had that log come to me in its swift
course, that I felt for the moment quite
nervelesss and stunned, and went
rolling and sliding down after it for
fifty feet or more. But tho thought
that other logs wero to follow stimulat
ed mo to check niyself. Getting on tho
shore and climbing bat-like again to
the joists in the corner of the boxing. I
waited tho onset for 1 could hear tho
creaking again. It soon came, with
the same whirlwind rush, nearly tear
ing mo from my porch. But I held
fast; and in this'not very easy position,
I weathered tho passago of three more
logs. Then came a respite.
Tort had run to tho bottom of the
shoot, shouting that the "boss" was
killed. In fact, I had heard his
cry of terror, when looking in
at" the hole through which he had but
barely escaped himself, he saw that
second log whiz down upon me. But
before ho could run to the foot of the
shoot, the shovel and adzo had come
Hying out at tho toe; and the men there,
knowing something must be wrong,
had raised the semaphore and signaled
to the gang above to stop running in
1 heard them hurrying up on the out
side of tho shoot. They camo to tho
hole and shouted. I answered, and
was glad to wait 'for them to crawl
down to mo and help mo out; for 1 was
too weak and overcome to get out
And to this day, whenever I take cold
and have a feverish night,' I am almost
certain to dream of tho terrible rush
and howl with which those logs tore
past me in the shoot down the side of
Black Stoss. Youllfs Companion,
A lake 2,000 Feet Beep.
Several of our citizens returned last
week from the Great Sunken Lake, sit
uated in the Cascade Mountains about
seventy-five miles northeast from Jack
sonville. This lake rivals the famous
valley of Sinbad the Sailor. It is
thought to ave'rago 2,000 feet down to
water all around. The depth of tho
water is unknown ana its surface is
smooth and unruffled, as it is so far be
low the surface of the mountains that
air currents do not affect it. Its length
is estimated at twelve or fifteen miles
and its width ten or twelve. Thcro is a
mountain in the center having trees
upon it. It lies still, silent and myste
rious in the bosom of the everlasting
hills, like a huge well scooped out by
the hands of tho giant genii ot the
mountains in the unknown ages gone
by, and around it tho primeval forests
watch and ward are keeping. The vis
iting party fired a ritle into tho water
several times at an angle of forty-five
degrees and were able to note several
seconds of time from the report of the
gun until the ball struck the water.
Such seemsincredible, but is" vouched
for by our most reliablo citizens. The
lake is certainlv a most remarkable cu
riosity. Jacksonville (Ortgoii) Record.
Where Saashine Lingers.,
lam thinkinsr of a room in which
what most people call untidiness was a
blessed clement. It is filled with sun
shine and the breath of flowers. There
a tired man comes home and throws off
overcoat and hat without looking to
see what becomes of them. There is a
broad table in the light, strewn with
papers and magazines, woman's work,
with a litter of rose leaves dropping
over them like a central vase- There
is a wide sofa of the days of tho Georges
fresh covered in chintz, with ferns and
harebells for patterns, and a tired man
goes down there with a great ruffled
pillow under his shoulders, and opens
parcels and letters, dropping them on
the floor as the moil natural place for
them. A girl's work lies near a dainty
basket heaped with bright-colored
crewels and silk. Nothing in the room
is very fine, but eveything looks spot
less and bright. Tie chairs have no
narticular places, and anvbody feels at
about the place. It k a lovely home
a place lor indulgence and repose.
1 5ew Use far Electricity.
The wonders of electricity will j
never cease. Tho immense current of
j force which pervades the universe
eeems to choose it a? the favorite
j agency for its manifestations. Earth,
air and water arc filled with it. It is .
inexhausttblc and indestrjvtible. Its
ower is inconceivable, and vet it can
be stored in a thimble and held there to
send messages from New York to Eu
rope. It can drive colossal hammers .
or nronel cars, or it can bo made to
j perform the most delicate operation.
I It sends out raeages round tho world. ;
lets us talk to each other miles apart,
rings our lire-bells, lights our streets
and houses, runs our machinery, cures
our sick, perform surgical operations, ,
takes photographs, runs gewing-ma-chincs,
plates our dinner services, al- f
lows it'clf to be condensed and stored
away in boxes, regulates the blood.ger-'
minates seeds, is the most favorite form ,
in which Nature chooses to display her
energy, and is even pronounced capa-'
bio of transporting the tremendous
horse-power of Niagara to undertake
mechanical work in Montreal, New
York, Thiladelphia, and Boston at once
and all this though wo are standing
onlv on the threshold of its science, aud
as vet know comparatively little of i
Almost every day seems to add to
these possibilities. The latest of them
; Mr. Xiiiinrn' curious experiments
with tho electric light in its inllueucc '
upon vegetation. Hitherto it has been
known that vegetat'on needs 1 ght, and
it has been also supposed that vegeta
tion must repose in the darkne-s, or, to
speak more familiarly, that plants must J
sleep at night, as they do uot grow in
the darkness. Mr. Siemens boldly con
ceived that they ought to grow in tho
night as well as in the day, and that
they would do so if he could provide
them With an artificial sunlight. At
first his plants withered and sickoned
in the electric light, but by diffusing it
through a clear glas? shade he repelled
the refrangible rays in the electric arc
which destroy vegetable ce!K and shed
upon them only those which quicken
their life. Tho result was marvelous.
Ho compcllod his llowcrs and fruits, to
grow night and day. giving them no
rest except Sunday nights, and he sa3s
that the "grapes have a stronger flavor
than others, tho melons are more aro
matic, tho strawberries are richer col
ored, and tho bananas havo less than
usual the taste of nnscented soap." To
gencrato the electricity he has to have
an engine, but he manages to make it
profitable by substituting the- wa-te
steam condensed for his former green-hou-o
stoves. What he does upon a
small scale he thinks can be done by
whole-ale, which leaves tho London
Times to draw tho following glowing
picture of the possibilities of this inter
"There is no reason why the Man
chester mill-owner, after displaj'ing his
ca'ico machinery, should not usher his
guest into vineries and pineries on the
other side of tho wall. There the light
which moves the shtitt'cs will havo
been up all night mellowing fragrant
fruit. The iron and steel kings of the
North and tho West will be able in the
morning to reveal to the bewildered
visitor Titanic hammers tractable to the
thrill of a wireful of electricity. After
dinner they may escort him a mile off
to see one cornfield growing yellow
under tho rad'auce of tho same light
which subjugated the metal mass, and
another crop already falling beneath an
electric sickle. The neighborhood of a
fa-tory or a forge, now the most insu
perable of objections, will then bo a
distinct attraction. Advertisements
may be expected to dwell rhetorically
on the advantages of garden land in
.the near vicinity of a busy manufactur
ing town with abundance of engine
power. If London do not spin cotton
or forge iron, it is an insatiable con
sumer of .mechanical forco in other
j-hapes. The more electricity it accu
mulates for its ordinary da3l:ght re
quirements tho bettor for its vegetable
produce. By tho time the metropolis
lias rebelledlinally against its gas com
panies and bathos in a shower of elec
tric moonbeams, fresh exemplifications
of tho sstcm may cover the roofs of
Lombard street with exquisite orch
ards, and raiso bright gardens in tho
then superlluous coal-cellars."
There is something of tho humorous
in the manner that Mr. Siemens has
ta'en hold of his flowers and vege
tables and compelled, them to disobo
the great law of Nature by working
night and day, giving them no rest, and
hurrying up their vitality at railroad
speed. It may bo a pleasant thought
for tho farmer that his corn is growing
while he is sleeping, but it seems a lit
tle hard that the corn should be bereft
of its rest and sleep. It needs its sleep,
and it does not seem consistent to force
Nature and upset her practices, nor do
we beliovo that the corn, or the grapo,
or the banana will bo any the betterfor
doing compulsory night-work. It is in
keeping, however, with the tendency
of tho present ago to do everything on
perpetual high pressure. Dr. Siemens
may hurry up his plants, but they finish
their work all the sooner and disap
pear just as human beings do. The old,
slow ways of Nature are' tho best, and
she is quick to revongo any interfer
ence with her processes. Vegetation
no moro than man can overwork with
out danger. Chicago Tribune.
Care of and Hints to Callers on the
Whenever we hear of a friend or
neighbor falling suddenly ill wo are
anxious, if well, to call and offer our
assistance and sympathize with tho in
valid and their friends. This is right;
it is just as it should be. I love to have
my friends call on mo when I am sick.
It cheers me up and takes my mind off
from self for the time being.
We all know what a blessing it is to
havo a friend in affliction; onelhat we
can place confidence in when we are
worn out with watching over a sick
bed; ono that will care for their every
want just as cheerfully, lovingly and
trustworthily as wo could ourselves.
This is the kind of help we need atsuch
times, if we need any.
There are times when calling on the
sick does great harm; for instance, if a
person lies dangerous ill, or at tho
point of death, to have the house filled,
lrom morning till night, with callers,
that conio out of idle curiosity and stay
hours and gossip, when they can do no
earthly good. This is decidedly wrong.
Only call at tho door (unless you are
sure your friend is able to see you
without harm) and inquire for his wel
fare, and express a wish to stay if vou
can be of any service; if not, leave im
Enter and leave the house and move
about the room quietly. Carry a cheer
ful face, and speak cheerful words, full
of sympathy. In order to cheer, it is
not necessary to comment upon all the
unfavorable symptoms of the patient,
but make the most of the favorable
ones. Talk about something outside;
tell the news, but not the list of the sick
If your friend is very sick, do Hot
fall into gay and careless talk im the
attempt to be cheerful. Dom not con
verse in an undertone to any one in a
sick-room; thi3 excites the curiosity,
and often leads your friend to think
Jou are alarmed, and that his is a
opeless case. The result ia your friend
gets discouraged and nervous, and
grows worse in a verv short tine. Do
not ask questions, and thus oblige yor
friend to talk. - rZ
If possible, carry something -with
you to please the eye and relieve the
monotony of the sick-room; a pretty
china cup, to be uaed whenever a drink
is wanted, or a bouquet of flowers is a
suitable gift; tkea eepedallj pkMt
children; and. If desirable, some Htt5
delicacy to tempt the appetite will be
well bestowed, but avoid the common
custom o! tempting them with unwhole
some thing. Stay only a moment; or a
few moment at the "most. unlc you
cm be of somo help.
1 bclicre ia every family taking care
of their own sick, as f jr as possible, for
this reason: It is best to have ono
steady nurse; patients, as a rule, have
better care, Ios confaion. and medi
cine is gven with more regu arity.
When I am called to watch over a
sick person, this is one of the tir.t
questions: Do you give your on med
icine, or am I to givo t? In nine casM
out of ten 1 am to give it- Well, tho
next thing to Le done is to take tho
directions for giving the medicine. I
go to the table or stand; my eyes rest
upon a goblet of solution, a vial of pel
lets, two and perhaps three different
kinds of powders, tho three clusters so
near together it is a hard matter to tell
"tother from which." I nnd. by look
ing them over, th it the doctor has not
written out the direction in full. I turn
to the late nurse aud ask how it i
given, anil he or she gou on to tell,
and when thev have linudicd it would
defy a " Philadclph a lawyer" to un
ravel the mess correctly. This neglect
on the part of tho physician is, iu 111
humble opinion, unpardonable.
I never allow a doctor to leave the
house without writing out tho directions
of the medicine to be given in full and
'. The nurse must follow out the di
rections, as given, to the letter, and
watch the result, an I b: able to givo
the swu itoms of the patient correctly
to the physician in attendance on hl'j
:. Ask what effect the medicino left
should havo upon the patient if it works
as he would wish, and what the result
would be if it should work contrary or
the doso prove too large; then if ho
(tho doctor) is at a distance you can
use your own judgment in case all is not
B, a close observance of tho above
one cannot fail to make themselves use
ful in the sick-room.
Every intelligent person should know
how to'asccrtam tho state of the pulse
in health; then, by comparing it
with what it is when he is
ailing, ho may have some idea
ot the urgency of his case. Parent
should know the health pulse of ea -h
chihl as now and then a person is bom
with a peculiarly 3I0W or fast pulse -and
tlie very case iu hand may bo o!
that peculiarity. An infant's pulse is
HO; a child of seven about eighty, and
from twonU-eight to sixty years it is
seventy belts a minute, declining to
sixty at eighty. A healthful grown
person's pulse" beats seventy times a
minute; there may be good health
down to sixtv, but if the pu'se always
exceeds seventy there is disease; tho
midline is working itself out, there Is
fever or in"amination somewhere, and
the body is feeding on itself; as iu con
sumption, when the pu'se is quick, that
is over seventy, gradually increasing
with decreased chances of cure, until it
reaches 110 or 112. when death comes
before matry days. Whoa tho pulse is
over seventy for months, and there is a
slight cough, the lungs arc affected.
It is also' essential" to know how to
hold a sick person with case. Never
grasp him or s ipport any part of the
body with the tips of your lingers, but
with the whole breadth of your hand
laid smoothly on the skin. If you use
the linger ends for holding any "weight,
they will press and dig into the pa
tient's flesh, causing him great discom
fort, particularly if the part be at all
in'lamcd; but if your whole hand, with
fingers a little spread out, divide the
weight over its surface, no discom.ort
or as little as possible is produced.
Persons desirous of ascertaining tho
true state of their lungs are directed to
draw in as much breath as they con
veniently can; they are then to count
as far as they are able in a slow ami
audible voice without drawing in moro
breath. Theuumber'of seconds they
can continue must be carefully ob
served. In consumption the time does
not exceed ten and is frequently less
than six seconds. In pleurisy and
pneumonia it ranges from nine to four
seconds. When tho lungs are in sound
condition the time will range as high as
from twenty to thirty-live seconds.
To keep ico in thesick room: Cut of
flannel about nino inches square and
secure it by ligaturo round the month
of an ordinary tumbler so as to leave
the cup-shape depression of flannel
within the tumbler to about half its
depth. In the flannel cup so formed
pieces of ico may bo preserved many
hours, all the lunger if a piece of flan
nel from four to live inches square bo
used as a looso cover to the ice cup.
Cheap flannel with comparatively open
meshes is preferable, as the water cas.ly
drains through it and tho ico is kept
quite dry. Cor. Detroit Free lYtss.
A Clown's Ride.
One night a French circus rider one
of the famous Franconi family was
journeying between Perigord and Bor
deaux," when news reached him that his
wife, who was at somo distance away,
was dying. At any price he must havo
a horse, out none was to be found.
Finally, however, ho heard of a horse,
but was informed that "he is a wicked
brute, whom no one can ride hcwill
kill you." Franconi laughed and said:
"We will see about that; bring him
out" He vaulted on the animal's
back, pressed his knees into its sides,
and soon mastered its struggles. Then,
through the night, along the highway,
standing on tho back of the horse, as
thongh in the circus ring, the famous
ecuyer passed through tho country, his
hair blowing in the wind, and beating
time with his feet as he shouted to tho
frightened beast, " Hoop a la. hoop a
la!" as though he was doing his great
act before a crowded house in Parisj
The peasants of Perigord who that
night heard tho wild galloping of tho
horse, and who ran to the door to see
what they imagined to be the devil
ftassing them, will not to this day be
iove it was a clown hastening to tho
bedside of his dying wife. Newton
An (Jld-T.'M2 Xtrriare.
Tho frequency of divorce in onr time
implies that marriages are often made
in haste, and with little thought. If the
ceremony were invested with more of
the solemnity of Puritan days, the tie
might perhaps be looked upon as more
sacred and permanent. Rev. Isaac
Backus, of MiddleborougH, Mass.. gives
a curious account of his wedding:
"A psalm was read, a hymn was sung
and a prayer offered. Then I took my
dear Susan by the hand, and spoke
something of the sense 1 had ot onr
standing and acting in the presence of
God, and also how He had dearly
pointed out this person to be my cora-
? anion and a helper meet for me. Then
declared the marriage covenants and
and she did the same Thereupon
Esquire Foster solemnly declared that
we were lawfully husband and wife.
Brother Shepard wished us a blessing,
and gave us a good exhortation, and so
did some others. Another prayer was
offered, after which all united 'in sing
ing the One-hundred-and-firet Psalm;
this was followed by a short sermon "
One would hardly like to go through
such a programme a second time.
King Kalakaua's name is pro
nounced "Kol-ah-kow-ah," with the
accent on the third syllable. It means
in Hawaiian "the dav of battle."
Since 1877 paaperija ha greatlj
decreased in Paris.
X YaltraMe Rat Ur.
1 r.. ntt, ir a Hertford man
heard a rat in his Iecplnc-room. nJ.
",c" "". . . ,
oa lnkn a birht. found thai hi rat-
hlp bad evidently lost bU war. for h tx-'ora tho public ntt woa x
was running wildly about, wekiug a , & (xi:ra. actor. It It d
place to ccapc. Ihe gentleman .Que Victoria bsu preq an ordtr
opened a door to cct a broom or tome t form but 0f iKraa Mnnlc U tu niv.
other weapon w.th which to d patch jt (JraaU who J a c!rcr c nlptor.
him. and the lnchicne.1 rat, lasiar an-
"-- r - . - .
vantage of the opening. cratulWed
aero the room o cr the man j bare feet
nnd out of tho door before It could l T
closed. The rat ran down the back tatrs
and into the kitchen, follow d by the
man clad only In his night rote. wth a '
kcrtene lamp in one hand and a broom '
in the other. Be'ore beginning the '
tight in earnest, the guntleman let in :
his joung dog, thinkingtbis would b' a .
good time to initiate the an inal mto the
1 mystery of rat killing. The dug gut t
hi eye upon the rat a Urge old lol- I
low- and thn skulked off into one cor- i
tier and lay down. Tho gentleman. '
seeins his "nurti" was no: to be do-
icnucU ttjon. "went ir me rai wiwi
lis broom. lie brought the weapon 1
." . ...- . . .,.
1 down with a rengeanco. but. like 1 at- ,
I nck'n ilea, tho rat wasn't there. After
i two or three mi-s-atrlko the man's ,
! "dander riz" and the battle was vigor- ;
ottsly waged. The r.it circled round .
j and'round iho room, followed b hs '
I human foe, with high-lifted lamp and
swinging broom. Tins animate 1 scene
' alsu frightened the dog. and he went
I round nnd round the room with master
' and rat. adding to the uuroar. The rat
was so desperately scared that be at hut.
in sheer desperation, sprang towards the
man, ran up his K'gs and half-way 11,1
' his body before he 'i dislodged. Ths
sudden "onslaught eaued the gentleman
to ret.re tor a few minute, and. when
ho returned, he was in full dre-s, with
rubber boots on and breeches legs
tucked in at the ton. No more rats on
uncovered loirs in hi.s'n. Nov ho was f
ready for the tray again. But where was
the rat? Ho was nowhere to be seen.
The gentleman looked in every nook
and corner for him, but he wa not to
be found. The dog still occupied h s
corner an 1 was trembling as though
badly frightened. His master spoKo
kindly to him. and the animal came
toward him. wlfii. lo' the rat was ex
posed to view. In lis fright he had
taken refuge under the dog. The gen
tleman oni-e more went for the rat and
the same sci'iio was repeated, the nit
again running to tho. dog for safety. Ho
was dislodged from this retreat a sec
ond time, and once more, when hard
pres-ed. he turned upon his two-legged
adversary. But before the nit could
climber tip his person, a blow from tho
broom stunned him and a boot heel fin
ished the light. The skirmish last about
half an hour, no r.i ever before mak
ing a more desperate struggle for his
life. But tho odds wero "agiiUiitu''
from tho start, and one more victory
must be credited to the enemy of tho
rat nice, llnrljonl Conn ) 'limes.
January and .May.
As the AvaUinchian was looking over
tho marriage licenses in the County
Clerk's Ollico yesterday trternoon thec
appeared ayouth. with epidermis of the
midi:ht hue. leading a female of tho
color known as "grill" iu the olden
time, and about lifty years old. '1 ho
youth sidled up to "tile counter iu a
bashful way, and asked:
" Ar' you do geniman?"
" I am. certainly, a perfect gentle
man," answered the scribe; " what can
I do for you?"
"I wants somebody to jine us." res
ponded theswain, with a bashful glance
at his inamorata, which was returned
with interest, but without the bashful
ncss. He handed over as he spoke -fl
in silver ami a marriage licence.
Tho scribe said he could, of course,
perform a more binding marriage cere
mony than any other man in the ward,
but 'didn't like to steal tho job from
fricuds of his who made a specialty of
Deputy Clerk Shea here interposed I
and said he would send for 'Squire .
A message was dispatched, and in a
short while the 'Squire appeared and
took charge. Advancing to tho counter
ho eliminated his hat and sa'd:
"Join jour right hands."
The "room stuck out a toil-hardened
diit and tho bride-elect clasped it with
tho grip of death. As is iiiiial in such ,
cases ho looked sheepish, and as if he i
would rather not go on. bho gazed
upon (he assembled spectators with tho
air of a fisherman who is reeling in a
coveted aud exhausted trout Adjust
ing his spectacles tho 'Squire read the
following address, pasted in the crown
of his hat:
"You, who have como before me this
day to be joined together in tho holy
stateofTen no. wedlock Iraane.should
consider yourselves lucky. beyant the
luck that generally befalls the human
species. Matrimony is a terri that is,
lovely stato, when rightly understood.
Tho wife should labor to plac her hus
band, and the husband should turn his
whole attention to plazing his better
half, which is him -that is. I mano his
wife. You should attind to each other
in health and in sickness till death do
you part, which I sincerely hope, will
not be in the near future. You should
remember that a friend in need is a
friend indadc, and govern our actions
accordingly And now. therefore, try
the powerin me vested by vartue of this
license and my commission. I pronounce
you husband and wife and may God
have mercy on your sowls!"
And with that tho 'Squire pocketed
tho dollar and went out at one door,
while the elderly bride led her victim
out at another.
Electricity Applied to Balloons.
On Saturday last the Balloon Society
inaugurated their winter session by a
meeting at Lillie Bridge, West Broinp
ton. An address was given by the
President Mr. W. H. Le Fevre, C. JtL,
on the electrical stationary balloon in
vented by M. Jules Godard and M. dc
Fonvielle. A new application of elec
tricity was about to be made, which, it
was true, did not enable one to propel
a balloon, but by which the system of
aerial navigation would be considera
bly improved. The lirst step to bo
taken in makinga balloon stationary was
to prevent itsgyratng. MM. Godard
and do Fonvielle had overcome this by
means of a disk somewhat similar to the
faee of the compass placed in the cen
ter of the car poised on a vertical axis.
When one side of the car was lower
than the other the disk or plate became
instantly affected. An electric current
was instantaneously transmitted to a
magnetized point immediately opposite.,
which had a contrary etrect and placed
the car in equilib-ium. The Piante
Fanre battery which produced the elec
tric current would at the same time act
on a small shaft rnnning at the bot
tom of the car and turn a small screw.
The balloon would thus neither as
cend nor descend. This principle has
been carried out successfully and prac
tically recently on a small scale, and
he believed would come into general
use in a very short time. He consid
ered that this was the most extraordi
nary discovery in connection with tho
storage of electricity that had ever
been made. The result would be that
the law-of gravitation would be over
come, and that we should be able to
suspend a body in the air at any alti
tude and in any position. Loudon
A young married man in thl town
sails his irxfe Malaria because she
shakes him up at least every other day.
Sea Jerxif Enterprise. A young
married man'ia this town calls his wile
Poker, because she hauls him over the
coals regularly each d?.EUmid
Eailtcsif 7ornmI, ,
PERSONAL A5D I.TTEBAKT.
The Arthur in Tom HorhfV 7V
f r- wwiw i. i.a j. t
. t-.. i.t tx.- c-l-..
Mr Ocar Wtld latcotU to coa
-n.. .....Mt 1 !.,r nt ljimioa
m I1IV f "1 fe " 0n - vw -
jf tj,-e ,jr irtmn wao jrcr heW that
office. 1U name t Mc.lttbur. aad b
Legan buines at a draper la Loedwv :
Helen (Hadjiton. the KaUh
Premier' btr. who Utcly died al tho
convent at Cob'.enu. was al one uroe a
retgntnjr twilo and woman of fashion
among the English arltocracr.
-The tnonnmrot to be erected to
Barard Tay.or. at Keanwtl Square. IV,
h hi -r.dow, will consi't of a circular
fTfc lt--vr il ii-an.tt. thr feel all
menus .. aim two iw si "
ia diameter, bearing on the top a lamp
- 1 .1 L 1 .... .. 1.1-. t.. l I
wiin .1 rame. ami ontno roumia orunxo
basrcdel portrait by Laurent Tbomp-
Uu-en Victoria apeak Italian In
, preference to auv other language when (
; contorting on books and jiainling. In
. reading he prefer to do mi in Herman. )
while in general conversation ho
Kts French Her criticisms on :uutc ;
arevhle'.ly in Kngtish. Kverj day iIkj
has retd'to her the Times and totae of
tho German papers. :
f --Jean Ingeows life" I more beau-,
tilul even than her jHM!try, Her faco
1 is Meilknown among ths wretched poor
I of London, aud three times a week h
1 gives a d'tiuer to the Mck poor and
' th" discharged convalescents from hos-'
I pitils, who either nro utiablo to work
lor have not et found emplovnwnt
She once said "I find it oni ofttui .
great pleasures of writing that It gives
oho moro money for ,uch purpose
than falls to the lot of most women."
-Two wonuMi kave been mad doo-,
tors of Natural HiMoryiu tho ITmverti-;
tv of Koine. One of them. Caroline
M igislrulfl. is said to bo a brunette,
prettv and twenty-three years of age.
ho draw a moderate stipend penally -contributed
by the Province of Mautua.
The other lady, Kvangelma Hotter. Is
alo twenty-tbrec. of m'xlest but df-
iK.sc4ori appearance, and tho owner,
of charming eve aud ehestnul hair.
Tin. Mitil.tre mi tlm Interior lm.4 .'rant.
ed a ".tiiMMiif of 60a Ure (about .l'0) to
each of tho ladies to encourage them
in the prosecution of their studies
- . I
--The man that is burned at tho stake !
is fired out of existence. luUcrj !
- Kncusc tho liberty I take." ns I
the convict .iiil when ho escaped from
tlie State Prison. -- lixrU Citizen. '
..... ........... . ........ ,-... .
- .Make au oat of this, said the hen
to her brood, as they gathered hi their
little crops. -Lurlington (.V. J.) i.'frr
The mnn Ihj t'ents unit jn neny,
Cuti tn:il :t trout iii'iic iXhiT ilnr.
Uut he wbo trinits. nnd ttieti is ucat.
In victl:iiuel by lwr-n.Mjin Lxau
OU 1 ii lurrlf.
-There is more hoat in ten eonU
worth of ellow mustard, than theru is
in a dollar's worth of coal. But you
iuut put the mustard on your bosom.
not in the stove. - Hurl
orn great, some
3omc T-iell whisky
Somo men aro born
achieve greatness, aud some oll whisky
at ten cents a g!avs that would inako
charcoal of the inside of a touo statue.
"(lentlemen. a toast r ill yonr
--A Massachusetts farmer who has f
cultivated an aero of onions this year
reckons that ho has crawled twenty-two J
uifles on his hands nnd knees weeding
them. A11 kneesy way to get a living.
but weed rather not adopt it lloston
"Have you been kept in again at
school?" asked an Austin father of his
son. who camo slinking homo justabont
dark "Ye, sir, I didn't know my
jografy hv.on." "flood Hcaveusalivo,
bov. if you arc kont in that way now, at
a little ono-horso school, when wo got
tho University at Austin, jou won t got
to come home oaco in thrco months."
Tcza.1 Sitmg i.
A Corner in Black Calico
Tlie fluctuating prico of mourning
eoods since the shooting of President
Gurtleld adonis a signal illustration of
tho eagerness with which tradesmen
peek to'proht by public necessity. There j
have been three or four occasions re- I
ccntly when speculators havo bought
up large quantities of goods with tho
design of cornering tho market Then
I... ...til. . 1 j I 1. . ont srawfcfl t f , IfM
up the deficiency. Kach time that there
was a report of the probable death of
the President the mourning good
would sell rapidly. It is reported that
one man, not in tho trade, bought 2.VJ
cases of black prints fur a nao. An-1
other bought IW ca.-es; another 100
XT . . ., ' .
WIU mini wuuiu uu mi, ... . .....
cases, ine oricoox wicse irooo roc t
from 4 j cents to 6 cents per yard. liaU
... ... -. -... .- - Hint no was in me wootis wiwioiuru-
glares. May the rich sparkle .of tho J mvmltorill,, anytliig about tl. dii
w.ne, the delicate flavor- "Be con-, nvskWt, Zmmtn.. Ia,k of combing his
tinned in our nocks, suggested ono o , Ka.r ir olnrf for the milk, but h.Mook
tho guests am the oast was Imbibed j CMQ rautiouly behind
slowly. .ew Jlaccn htgxMtr. , , or , t R eL.im
T - -- " ....'.!
it not been for the long delay before the
death of tho President tho market
would have been controlled by the
speculators. But every time the spec
ulators bought the rairfeet down close
tho mills got a chance to catch up.
i. 1. m .1, VmJ V ,mnn
small dealers, who saw a chance to
speculate in a staple article. There
was. therefore, eleven "weeks of prep
aration for the immense demand that
was made upon retail dealer early yes
terday morr.Jng. The demand increased
rapidlv throughout the day. Proprie
tor of storej that began selling at the
ordinary rate soon saw thoir stock de
creasing so rapidly that they began to
raise the price, and in many cases prices
doubled, and even trebled. Cladin's
great dry-goods store was crowded with
retail buyers" replenishing their stocks.
Other large bouse had pretty much
mesanioHpcrrei.t-c. .rf -
"4Iow are mourning goods selling? rt
inquirea a repunec u wmmt icwi
"X bad 5.000 yards this morning, aad'
I wish I bad more."
" How are the prices?"
" I am selling at ten cents a yard"
what cost three in ordinary times."
"Do you think the prices wOl in-
"Htbe city is generally decorates! I
the retail price ol Diacx musiia wm oe
twenty cents, and perhap more. The
demand for the country can not po
siblv be supplied. If K bad not beea
for speculation, we should not have had
half enough. -tfl 1 Sun.
Hew a 5erafa Vaa's Watch Gees.
A man of Captain Cuu!es build aad
general tone was, yesterday, at work
in front of the regulator at rrederick'a
jewelry store with an old silrer watch
VL nAdUiujL-uMu ...a-- - .
turned the hands of his watch abost
with a big brass key. a gentleman said
to him in a joking way: "That's a
fine, healthy-tookiag watch you're got
there. Commodore." "Well, yes."
said the owner of the watch. "I don't
know that she keeps any better time
than this here big dock, with aQ the
hands aad nxias' to k. bat aba keeps
more of it She is is a rattler to jpt.
You see me settin of her now aad gir
in' of her an even start with the big
clock; well, now, before that big e44
hammer up there on the wall has waded
through twelve hours she will spin of
'from fourteen to sixteen, jffit aa she
happens to be ia the humor. She ain't
handsome, but I tell yon she's a raltkr
to go. irqvti Znlerfruc
Our Xmuiz Headers.
..V .i8l$r,l ClttetK
;'Hx.4aer ctti h u tr
-Lr,3?'- ""T'r . T
TIM. Vlwl T . HHV
I I Uai v wmMk .W KM4W B IB ! m
I ibm 17 ms sf it .
Ant tr kkw t rrfV
U tn t u t-4 - -4U
tmr lorui rnr ! .
Att (tu X em&K tJoA ti .
A4 !& J l- 4 tl
Kut tttcr t f wttt t.
A sir in ft . nt4 H'4A
H & a totantr tf-mv ,rrift mm
An t, of orv t tatr-J to .
But tbf M I w.t oKf .
ums , ,, t ,,.
j Arti a t Mke trtT " "
t t.i..,.. it.,.. li.tfc r ibMil Mf tMa.
I tr4ltf rd(M4l tHiX Uu tft.
Arvl J x )!! ! r4 fc rt r-lV.
llul bH Ttf it tbj la it .
n tr. IB p"'
Ami ltn t t h.- lo wrj -l !
Tbrn t'H fc ! c t r rt'J
W XU I w.Bl t to m -".
k youm; mokts)u.v.s iikeoi.
Ltttlfl Jftok Jonnf cndrel hmelf
tho h.t.ict boy In Jum'tvuW hn
his father gave him a gun. Ihl:wt
that it was a cipu with vWh to
hoi pea, ami had a prln that dt
away with the ntcsit for p.wdtr.dld
not make it anr Ies dctngwrou In
JaoWMc. and "he toil ver warlike
with .1 in M hands.
He wa jxKitivn ho conhl kill Url
and eVfti nutuiaU for tht malls', pro
vided his aim was irue and lh ims
could Ih ent With nlUVitnl forv
That tho woods in tlm rar of his heu
were aliv with all Winds of animals feo
had uo doubt, even though he had
never oen anv, and his miner had al
rabb'ts were the laren game to be
found there. Ho foil oorta u his father
was miMaim. ior wo.- . ...
' ,r " "ol "',w "Tcr ""
Ol UlO Unite CroailOU
For a long tunc Jnrk had been an
iou to go otttfor ad.ty.and hoot nteutt
as main animal as would lm uceowerv
to jitart a largo menagerie but until
this gun was given him he could not
nallMt hi desires. Sow. however, all
was changed, and hn began the most
Ho found an old powder-horn which
would ervo to ho!d hi to-k of peas,
and make him look tike a hunter, and
the obliging tinm.nii cut It m o it one ot
tlir most Icroc oiis-lKikin tm knives
that can well bo Imagined
That night his gun, earrfully loaded,
stood by the head of Ins tied, wtillo his
knlfo ami jMiwder-horn ot pea were
tuv-ked niiuglv mvav under the pillow.
f where ho could reach them at a mo
j ninnt! notice.
It was a long time before ho till
asleep that night, and a the lai idea
' In his mind when the and man closed
I his evus was that of hb hunt ng expedi-
thn. when ho thought h awakened he
wiH not, unrlel ""- ",
nhondy in tho wod
Ill.Sgllll w;i 111 II-w iiniiun, 111 i;iiiuiu
knife in his bolt and his pea-horn idling
over hi shoulder in the proper manner.
Ho laughed to lumsulf ttt tho thought
that ho was In the wimhIs without ru-
idiuuld pop out aud trample on him bc
lure ho hail iimu to Kin mm
With his gun ready for Instant use,
ho walked on, but aw nothing, not
oven a binl, that was anxious to be
ki led, until he hoard a gruff vu.eu jmt
behind him houl:
"Here, young follow, what are you
trying to do?"
'Jack turned very quickly, for ho had
not .supposed any one was near, and
lit surprise wan great at seeing an
enormous gorilla, armod with a large
club and wunr ng two feather on his
head, and an apron of leaves, coming
directly toward him.
" I wasn't tryln' to do nothlnV ald
Jack, in grctto'it alarm, and doing his
host to keep his knees from shaking.
" I was only walkn round."
"That's a story." said theoM follow,
sternly, as ho called up lire chim
panzee!, all of whom wore aprons and
carried clubs, and onlcred thorn lo lead
Jack away to the court-house.
Frighten! a Jack wu. ha thought
how strange It was that animals should
hart a coiirtfione. and then as ho
looked at his captors more closely, ho
, . -. , . ., - ,
"- "J "- """""'"S " "
manner o( policemen,
, How fr ghtcned he wa then, and how
' w'.ed 'if ccn a I5"
ort,M j?"0 ... , . , ..
fhe policemen did not speak Uihlni.
but mached b.m along, tho gonlla Iea.1-
In 5 the vrav In the most dl?ni fled man.
Thilistancc was very long and Jack
was tired, hut he would willingly h.iro
walked durtmr the entire dar it bv uch
mrans be could etcspe going' to that
conrt. where he felt certain some terri-
bio punishment awaited him. There
was no suclgood fortune for him. how-
orkr. for whim they reached what It
deemed mt be th W center of the
woods, they cnicreu a cleared apace,
which raxrked tho end of the journey. I
Jack knew ho stood In the animals'
court-room, for there, on a high bankua
' which roost had been spread for a car
1 pot. sat a very ferocions-Jooking and
f verv old lion, wearinz an enormous tiair
of eyeglasses, while jtwt behlsd him his
wife looked over nis aaotilder curiously
at the prisoner. Jut below the lion a
tiger sat on hi-, bauncbe. a if he was
the clerk of the court: at oae side stood
a giraffe as crier, and on a swiHgisg
sign overhead perched an old crow,
who, as the shade orer bis eyes plainly
teW. wne'thc conrt reporter.
Jack, at he tood there before the sar-
age-wekiog Jadzc aad ke resolred
lrom. that intat that there m not
half so much fan in the so-called sport
ef hunting at some jcop!c maoi to
"What's your namer aaked the
tiger, with a growl, aad Jack's teeth
chattered to that a could hardly an
"Wbitw the charge agalnwTthe pris
oner. Captain Gorilla?' ake4 the
Judge, as he stroked his whisker and
adjusted his eregtaAec
. "Carrying daagerotu weapesM." an
swered the old fellow, a; be yinted to
the pea-shooter, aad thea he moticaed
ose of the chimpanzees to tell th story,
he ataudiag read y to corrobrate what
his Liesteaaat skoattLaay kt caae Jack
auempted to dmy his eu3c '
.. . i . f
ise eaMBsiatw vos ut dnscs laas.
ne had been oni wits uaptaw Uorilla
aad at four comrades staee sir o'clock
that mamlag. looking for some nupi-clous-acting
anhnak who had' been re
ported aa being in that ward; they had
dijcoTered the priaocer. who waa armed
as hie honor could see; he waa, at the
time of hw arrest, looking around
him in a singularly cantkm manner.
and waa, to the beet of hi (the ofi
cer's) belief, a dangaroa penes to be
The oid crow fcmked dewm at Jack a '
hThewas about to write a dascrlptum
0! him for the aext nnwber of the rnrt
EeralO, aad the jasiVa wished hi tr.
glaaaea with hie ua, a he aakad. "la
hi gna loaded ?'
S"V wtmmmwj ivrwnra, ans)
?xMotroff Ih ww &-!
n itr4 &i if mtt
4cArT JT " $M 43v
tiso t pum WM 4 wti
tivc ! fsrt v fc ' Tf r
pok wnI frJ! ! a
Tfc J4jf t4lt & p
taid dkAWac wfcW
m:li1 t M n of " "
tie ref 31 J auMwi to W
fo4a. &! tS fM4 f ft
rw4r skU th a
J X, te sr were frs!spl tfcwt
err t-for K4 &! 'a
fc trl b. "
al lite jke tfJ
"1S. i4. M "- tf '
(Mtlt ct tw 5 Jwi. l S"4
4 r. I Wk'i
p!, trrtt t tke 4o t ! I"
hW ill ut JntR yljr- i
Mm . "m.i I'm riM v
i Mi hk tt Mf fi 1
U yo fcslWird nnaali
fur ytmr t )ir tMMse4 mmm
W Ail ta mx mmfK ! Jtr.
at4 Wis (' aMwl ar hmui !
m; Vh-tk tat a onkMttf
l II eer NT
IH alwr a. fmrjUwijj mathmitmif
me !,' ids Jk. Uit Hfai M-
fae JtMle wfefskt Uae Ml t
! Sr HteansurtJi IsW tA
tcXt Ms eap MMtiCrMi- a 4 a .
cW lu We alWl ummm V mat ta
uriMtH; Uh CUirtatA W IN krtt
ukAil 1 rei"ruli IM wTW
jrHier'ji last rI. ! Jmk a4r
WSMl)t hAff tHl flti ttf, lAalM
of h trirfct U We k4 9unkt tfmawt
ut m It mW1.
Ve lorn up U tWe utttt Mwe Ws
Jm har, he f; t In
ottier tn uW Mti t t ik(atf
in tke mcKn mk Wls ae 4mm
the earsH.' wl lH JmjC. h "
rar. and to r l4 e tJ
ih pnlla l tl lmjns jf
Jaek 11 eliuiWing U Ur -k Mm la
their arm wrtlKHtl le liru4. Wn-
It hurt terrlblr t hij there kf n
Imlr. but the paw .sa-s ! aWisw
when thmbranrh !. t I be Ml to
the floor, now tbwwtWy V4Nil.
becane lie kad Ul inldel at bi
It we nie iimnwit betWfp b !
HieUrstaiid lUn H as alt a dfettm. bs
it h.vd iriehliwitxl hl.11 o thai be
ikribn kh-fe iIuuMa ed thretr ll
of lh wlwlow lelre he r!4el bt
Hie not menilng ht mtUr h
4enatilly urpr el bv b
lit werkwllhot lxH roiUnlel t
and thit forenoon, when ite el tb
ho askett him why he wn not Ml
wood .iHxiUlig !. hn liuptjr !
thorn that ll wa beAHe h Ti mII
to take oaro of the baby. tfafpt
1 ung I'tmp e.
J Thr rhtHI.T'arhrr.
Almost every en thinks be m
toarh eJuMd. It everytlmg ee fella.
Mie runs over th ttt of iihihmissh e
ploynieiil, and deelde that UeeasVif
wtitild bo th mot ettgeiii be
not enlriilate iiMin lh harstbi Ihe
beet UlO irofioM. Uw lb dMN'
he Is likely t uiMt'l in th oetifel .
tijMin thediltleiilty he will enimttfrter U
Imparting what he knows to otbn
who may not be ready to alnilnle H.
and whleh reipure a peeil knn1 w
genius he mav not jMe, lo wbeb
case all her aepitrententsi are lhre
away, as far hr ptiiill are -cenied;
h dosuol ealottiAte uieH the
wear and tear, upon the conHnnemtiU
upon tho cirttitmal dnnitiiid 011 her at
tention, upon tho jwiwr of the ebe4
gii I to mtiVe her tnk tedloiia and her
working hour distaste ul, iifon lbs
dtsatisfnetion of p-srents and eomMl
tees. It mtV be he think mainly ef
tho salary, ol tho pleasure and ujelly
of earning some' lung, of lndejmhd!Be,
It 1 doubtful II the majority of lbe
who go out to teaeh the yung ld
tindentsiid the m.ignltude f th et
trpre. Heeause they harp graduated
In matlionitti and language. Ihey
Icel able to remove mo iitlnins of ptf
ratice. Not a low m-em to tlifuk that
Uhu hihg in omthiiig like jKMir.ng
water from one voel into mioUm.
that all thot need to do i 10 uti(M
their wonderful budget of intormatfcei
for the ntudonlV baunt. a a peddler
exhibits his ware, and that caoh lutud
will clecl what it rcjuire nit
llul ihe position of a teacher leoasis
no idnecuro when t 1 romeiuleresl tbat
education i neeeisar. not only W d
tivate tho Intellect, but to doiebsp tbe
natural bent of the individual l give
each mind an impetus in the nebt
direeiiou and, in order Ui ae?ompwh
tin in any degree, one mtit tke the
matter to heart, not merely jb
Uirotigh with the dally routine. '! be
uro. she who I in lore wih the prs.
feton wilt find this not an unronnnial
task; It will lie In the lne of hr trtte
and of her ambition, and though it wB
demand infinite pairitaking ou ber
part. It will interest her more than any
novel of the day. The enthusiast wwl
alway reeelre her rrcompene iu the
visiiio growth of the minds whloh fc
in struct, but there 1 always a targe
claj of teach 11 r who arc without en
thii5ssm. who hare no dccldeil view
relative to their work, and no decided
adaptability to it, anil naturally find M
tedious and unprofitable dnidgerr. of
mall forrjco to other. The teaoher k
more or Ie a lave. but he who lore
her bondage iloc not wear out hr
trcnglh and spirit fretting a;ralnt It
ban! condition. -rjrj lianir.
I kaow of no principle whloh It h of
more importance to fix In the mind of
young people than that of the nvt d
tcrmuted rentMaure to the eacroacb
meat of reticule. Give up to the world,
and lo itvs ridkrute with which tiw
world enforce its dominion, every
trifling question of maaaer and appear
ance; it 1 u to courage and Jinnne
to the winds, to combat with the ma
oa such fttibject a tbev But learn
from the earliest day to insure joar
principle against the perils of ridicule;
vou can no more exercise your reioo.
If you live in the constant dread of
laughter, than you can enjoy your life
Ifyoa are ia the constant dreI of
death. If you think it right to
diner from tbe time, aad to make a
stand for aar ralaable oolat of mora!.
do it. borver rultc however anli-
3oatel, however pedaitlc it may appear.
o It, aot for insolence, bat serlou!
aad grandly as a maa who wore a soul
of hi own m hi bocom. aad did aot
wait said it wm breathed isto him by
the breath of fashion. Let men call
Jou neaa. It you know you are just;
ypocritical. if you are honestly re
ligxra; paftflaaimouf. if yon feel that
you are arm: resistance soon convert
uaariactpled wit into sincere respect;
aad no after time can tear from you
tbee feeLag which ererj ana carries
with him who hat made a noble aad
successful exertion in a virtuous cause.
Among the rare aad beautiful
thing witn which Genera! Grant's aw
houte in Stw York U to be filled U a
Weboard of magcincent onyx pre
sented to him by Mexkeu Shortly after
tbe General beeame Frajidsmt Mexico
gave him a beautiful service ef ilTcr.
This the General transferred to hi wife.
a the President eenld set aceept ach
a gift Thk saver. wblcJe ha neveryet
,fWi sw en unpaci:a.
fnrnjshwg her nw Hmk. Ceioaelaad
Mr. Iresleriek Graat will. Jt is re
ported. Mrs with their father and moth
er Mr. tad Mr. Sarteria-wiM shortly
nmva in Xew York wkh thaJr thrn
fWdran. and wUl spend th raM
TW "" rT
Powered by Open ONI