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.lerlr frees ess) rwt-offtoe, wswuser Sirecfes to
to reypoai.ua? for the par.
The cetiet hare itooMei that rcfastas: to
take fteseeapers from the postofliee. or re
tnorias and" leavliw those uncalled for, is
trtaia facte evidence of i NTErnowAX ritACB
I win he eta so-say ast
I wA be sts. Hi let lift stifl:
Neither ssw eaeas aor eras U lift
I Ma ae tire St ase,
Ky wHl caa net ear nees eeey:
O Care, I as few bears trace,
I pray hce let aw rest te-4ar.
nd so. eta ula restful tteesB,
1 !ct tay kauM dies listlessly:
"WJlhia my Sea aad attest roan
I would aet saore er hear, er Ma
V.ivioa tfrappea aa sse her baua.
I feli ea eruaaber dee aad ewoot,
,And wtoea I wake was stron? and calm,
And f trl af rest f roai head te feat.
Bo. toiler Ja life's weary ways.
Pity thjae'.r. for thea aiut tire;
"Doth Lady. salad aad heart hare days
They can ast aaswer their de!re.
Einls in al aeasaat de cotila?.
Ylowur haretheir Wmo to bloom aad fall:
micro i net aay lirinr thlair
Can aaswta-to a ceaseless caU.
nn.etimoi, Ured head, aeok slaraberdeep:
TJrod htmdi. ao bunlee try to lift:
Tin-d heart, thy watch lot others keep.
Pity thyself nnd tot lire drift.
jt row bouts' rest perchance may hrin
Itcliof from wearino and pala;
&nd tlxm ftaai Uttless laoKtion tprlag,
' And sladlyiirt thy wark aain.
A BLOODY CONFLICT.
A Tlirea-Oomered Fifflit Between
a Mas, Indian3 and Bear3.
Ton will (tco by tho map that the
'Salmon River, of Idaho, Has il3 rise in
th; Salman Rivor Mountains. Two
small creeks, mcajj at tho north end
-of the mountain, form tho Salmon,
b:il it is Hot much of a stream until it
receive Wild Cat, Bitter Sweet and
other crcoks down toward the Hitter
I had journeyed to the forks of the
"Upper Salmon with a band of hunters
rand trnpcr and, while they had
spent tho waiter in trapping for furs
and pclfe, I had developed tho fact
that coal, mica, slate, marhle, copper
and other minerals were to bo had for
he asking in tho mountains. Owing
to the depth of snow and severity of
the weather, I had not linished my
work of prosptoting when spring
came, while tho trappers were ready
to abandon tho exhausted Held and
move cast into the foothills of tho Mil
On tho first day of May I was left
iiono. 1 had a horse, two pack mules,
iv rJuV, two revolvers and plenty of food
and :imnnif.ion. As soon as the men
left me I pulled up slakes and moved
around to the cast sido of tho mount
ain where thcro wai less wind and
nar.uvo. sunshine. Bctweon the foothills
ati.'i the ntouutaia. was a long, narrow,
winding valley, varying in width from
ten to .txiy foot. Tho snow was just
leaving Uua valley, aud tho grass of
lihl seaa had been preserved in pal
xiaWo shtvpo for tho harses.
Nothing af spcoinl interest occurred
- -untl! Use sucoai of June. On that
-tuoiviingt while cooking breakfast, a
"monster gcirjsli', the first one seen dur
ing tho winter, suddenly appeared
-ro'iiliin twe) hundred feet of my camp
lire, coming up tho winding valley
from tho aouth. I was between him
atnd tho horses, but tho latter were so
territied that had they not been .stoutly
staked out Ihey would have made their
The bctir halted, "as I said, and as ho
displayed na intention to come nearer
1 did not wish to provoke him by any
sict of hostility. He was in lean con
dilion.witn his shaggy coat in anything
Lut prosontablo shaie. He stared at
me with CHrious eyes, snified the air,
jvtcw Htfoaoy after a few minutes and
Snally ttMsred off down the valley
.out of sight. I was thoroughly glad to
be rid of Kruin, but before I had fin
ished ray breakfast ho returned and
brought two other grizzlies with him,
.a31 full rawn.
Well armed a9 I was, I realised that
I stood ho show against th three. Tho
Jiorse was wild with terror, and the
auules were so overeomo that they lay
-4iown with weakness. I piled on the
.lirnsh. md ns the fire blazed and
racklcd the boars took alarm and gal
loped of looking baok as if to sea if
Ihey were pursued.
Tho presence of the monsters an
noyed mo more than I can explain. I
was moro uneasy than aa if I had dis
covered Utreo Indians prowling about.
JA -gnzitly hear is tho natural foo of
everything that lives. He is without
fear. His strength is something as
tounding. He will fight twenty men
as soon aaene. Fire all the bullets
tfrom the chamber of a Winchester
into him and not no may strike a vital
spot. Tho sight of flame and smoko
lad kept thcu fram attaoking me, but
1 was bv no means satistied that they
would abandon the field.
The only plan to save tho horses was
to build auather tire above them. In
one spot tho valley narrowed until it
-was no: mere than eight feet wide, and
lere I bailt a solid tire of heavy limbs
one which would last for a whole
. lay. A quarter of a milo below the
caiup 1 faand another good spot, and
Imili another- fire, and then felt com
paratively safe. The only fear was thai
1 would keep the hears away to bring
Indians down upn me. The heavy
moke cauid be seen for twenty miles,
caad4f soon by red men they would cer
I did net leave camp that day, being
hmsy with specimens and in snaking re-
-pairs to my clothing, and the day and
iht passed without nn alarm of any
zmrt. This pnfc S Prits. and
Jpersnittesl the tree to die down to
-rcat bed ecewK whish would retain
v-iesseAusT.iudson after break
fast shossfctared y nfle and started on
-v . . , it tiio HuJcBhnT.
-Tt ahost ftre miles the
rallsy snddenlj broadened or de
bouched into another. This larger val
ley opened in from the broad plains,
and was a mile long. I had no sooner
rounded a mass of rock and earth and
brought the larger valley into view
than my ears were greeted with a terri
ble yell. Right before me, and not
over a quarter of a mile away, were
seven or eight Indians surrounding a
small camp tire, with their ponies graz
ing near by. .
At such a time as that men think and
act quickly. If I ran back up the val
ley such action would uncover mv
camp and lose my animals. There was
no place at hand to make a successful
defence, with the odds so much against
me. As the Indians sprang to their
feet I turned to the right and dashed
into a ravine opening into the mount
ain itself. There was a stream running
down it from the melting snow, but
presently I found a fairly beaten path
running along the ravine and winding
through the trees and around rocks.
Knowing that my life was at stake. I
put forth very effort to reach a de
When I had gone up the ravine three
hundred feet I found further progress
impossible. Right before me waa an
opening into which a man horseback
could have entered, while the width
was all of twenty feet. I dashed into
the place to find myself in a large
chamber. The light was very t'im. but
I saw two drifts leading off from this
into tho mountain. I was after a secure
hiding place, and dashed into the right
hand drift without a moment's hesita
tion. The Indians were so closo on my
heels as 1 entered the dark drift that
the foremost one opened fire with his
revolver, and the whole pack yelled
like fiends. The reader who has scsn the
entrance to a coal mine, slanting into
the darkness from the start, can form
an idea of the drift I had nlunired into.
The grade was very steep, and the bot
tom so rough that I fell down twice in
goin twentv-live feet. That was as
far as I vent. The drift was not over
three feet wide, and only ono Indian
could come in at a time.
They did not exactly understand the
situation and were eager to overhaul
me. As I turned at bay, the foremost
Indian was entering the drift. While
he was looking into the darkness I was
looking toward the light, and the first
shot from my revolver pierced his brain
and killed him as dead as a stone. As
ho fell I tired again, and wounded the
warrior behind him. I knew this from
the way the fellow yelled out. It was
wonderful how quiek their enthusiasm
eoaled down. They had holed me up,
but at the same time discovered that I was
not defenseless. Their safety obliged
them to get out of range, and in doing
this they could not shoot into :he drift
and hit me with a chance bullet.
All now became as silent death,
and not a move was made for a quarter
of an hour. I had made a temporary
escape, but by no meaiw congratulated
myself that tby would abandon their
efforts. How far back the drift ex
tended I had no means of knowing,
and instead of seeking to ascertain. I
crept to within ten feet of the mouth.
I had a Winchester and two revolvers,
and could have killed Iudians all da'
long had they naught to enter the drift.
Dut one warning was enough. They
knew of a safer way to gut at me.
By and by I heard the crackllag of
flame'; and smcllcd smoke, and directly
after that a heap of burning brush was
pushed to the entrance of the drift
with a long pole. They were going to
smoke me out! I confess to making
up my mind that my hours were num
bered, but I had given way to despair
too soon. The draught of the drift was
outward into the chamber, as might
have bsen expected, and not a whiff of
smok could be driven in at me. The
game was soon abandoned for another.
A rock large enough to furnish cover
for an Indian was rolled to the mouth
of the drift, and a redskin got behind it
and began firing into mv cover. Bv re
treating a few feet and lying fiat down
1 was safe from his bulleU. He fired
sixtv-eight times before ho hauled off.
They couldn't say that I had been
killed, and the proper way to prove
that I hadn't been was to send a war
rior in with a lighted torch to ask me.
He had scarcely entered the drift when
I banged into him, and dropped him.
He fell so near the mouth that his com
panions sought to draw him out, and I
wounded one of them in tho ann.
I had killed two and wounded two,
and knew that not over four sound
ones remained. I was wondering if it
wouldn't be the best plan to dash out
at them with my revolvers, when a
series of yells, shouts, screams and
rrowis filled the chamber bevond me.
Then followed five or six shots, more
growls and yell, and as I kept my eye
on the opening 1 caught a glimpse of
a grizzly bear and a warrior strug
gling. In five minutes from the first
sound there was no other noise than
that of low growling and the click of
claws on the rocky floor.
What had happened? I had run into
the' den of the bears seen in the raorn-
ing. and the Indians had followed. The
bears had come home from their morn
ing walk, and the result must have
been disastrous to the Indians. Al
though fully realizing the ferocious
nature of the animal. I was not as
fearful of him as 1 had been of the In
dians. A full-grown grizzly could
hardly squeeze his way down the drift,
and 1 was certain to kill him if he tried
After a bit I crept carefully forward
until I could see into the chamber. It
was a sight to make one sick. Two
bears lay dead on the floor, and a third
was lying on his belly and licking the
blood which flowed from several
- ' wounds. Bnt others had suftered
more. I had two dead Indians in we .
n:.. o t.irCt rn-vnn
"Poa everything, and piece of
, bloody lesh wer mingled aud mixwd
witb patches of Indian dress and lire-
While I stood looking at the horrors
the wounded bear rose up with a fierce
growl and attacked the corpses. His
hurts drove him mad, and he wanted
revenge on the dead. I saw him put a
paw on the breast of an Jniiva, seize
the throat in his teeth, and at one sin
gle wrench be tore the head from the
body. He seized another by the leg
just above the knee, and I heard the
bones crush like glass as his teeth shut.
He 'jerked and twisted two or three
times, and the leg was torn of.
It was the frenzy of death. As the
bear bit and tore at one of the corpses
he suddenly tottered, braced his legs
and then sank down and roiled over,
and soon breathed his last I was so
spellbound that it was two or three
minutes before I could move. The
spectacle was even more horrible when
I stepped out and secured a stronger
light, and directly my nerves were so
unstrung of what had occurred that I
rushed out of the cave in the open air.
As I gained the outside it struck me
that the Indians had doubtless left ono
of their number to watch the horses.
An I went down the ravine I deter
mined, if this was the case, to attack
him, with the hope of wiping oat the
When I crept out of tho ravine
another bloody spectacle awaited me.
The Indian ponies had been hobbled to
prevent them from wandering away.
and none of the party had been left in j
.'ir"( i if Ti7.7.iies nan come noi
s s I
the hors-s first, and every one of them
was dead on the v 'ass and horribly tm
tilated. They had not been killed to
satisfy hunger, but to gratify a ferocious
After a few hours, during which
time I returned to my own camp, to
find everything safe, I re-entered thc
cave and secured the fire-arms of the
dead redskins. The stufl'at their camp
fire consisted of blankets, robes, am
munition and powder. While none of
the party were in war-paint, there was
nothing to prove that they were out on
:i hunt. They had. perhaps, deilccted
from s.ome march to'discover what had
caused the smoke.
Four weeks later, when a party of
hunters from Boise City, headed by
Captain Hall, stumbled in on ine. I
turned over to them, as relics of the ;
singular three-cornered W'nt, the fire
arms, bows and arrows, tiie claws of
the grizzlies, two full suits of buckskin,
three scalps of white men, and enough
pipes, beads, knifes, charms and
feathers to start a museum. These
relics are fltill on exhibition in the
Sheriff's ofiicu at Boise, aud bear wit-,
ncss that I have given you a truthful
narrative. If. Y. Htm.
The KxUnt to Which It rrevalle JCear
SacrawitMitn In tM&l.
Horse and cattle stealing is the prin
cipal crivae of tils country. The ex
treme facility with winch animals
roaming in large, unfenced, natural
I pastures nmy ba txuight and canned to
marKeis lsiiicn cuhuuuhim m-mauu
large suppSes, and the readiness with
which, after disposing of them, the
felon may escape, and leave ao-clue by
which to trace him to his lurkhig place,
or fasten tmspicion upon him, en
courages hundreds to engage in the
pui'Miit of a livelihood by this- illicit
means. Law is daily seizing :al pun
ishing numbers, but this operates so
feebly in many portions of thu country,
rrmote from the .seats of justice, that
lynch law has been summoned to re-
press mo ouense, aim jiroveu
the offense, and proven as it'
should, valuable in puttiug an end to
crime. The bst ami surest ami the
very readiest method of checking it
would be to give justices of the peace,
with a jury, jurisdiction of the offense.
Animals are now stolen
in this neighborhood, sent to Stockton
or some otner distant point and there
sold. Procuring fresh supplies in
that vicinity, the thief hurries to this
market, of which he is a frequent vis
itor, and where mules are now urgently
wanted for compauies starting to
Scott's river and the K'aniatb. sells the
drove lie has brought wjith him and de
parts like a shadow. His companions
and compeers in this trade till every
avenue and inform him of every
whisper that is in circulation concern
ing him or the animals ho last disposed
of, enabling him. if so many be re
claimed so as to create suspicibn, to es
cape and sacreta himself until inquiry
blows over and the charge becomes stale
and forgotten that is, for a month or
two disnatching his animais tnrough
the hand of some tmsty friend of well
whitewashed reputation, into town for
sale. But the owner and purchaser
both departed, his feats are lost sight
of in new thefts. He may return with
jingling Spanish spurs and leather leg
gings, and Courish about the horse
markets as boldly and honorably as
before. The establishment of the tele
graph between our principal towns, by
starting lightning against horse speed,
and preparing the police everywhere to
salute and arrest the offender as he en
tered the town, would effectually stop
the wholesale cattle lifting wnica now
j jst;n,rU;Shes California above all othef
regions for cattle stealing. Overland
m . m
Miss Birdie McGinnis is considerable
of an amateur singer in herowncstimt
tioa. It is a fact that she has a very
good voice, but she is obliged to catc.i
her breath very often, being rather
" What do vou think about her sing-
:nlP?" as,ked her brother of a Strang i
j who t-j aot know that Hotetter wa
rted to the fair singer,
j .. j jje Ut:r singing very well,' was
reply. "She has undoubtedly the
5 finest asthma I ever heard on the
troduceu into tne scaooi. "a isnjsa.
said he pityiug.y to to,wter,:'itg
i to be a boT.M--?o-a Tnrxnr
OUil BOYS AND GIULS,
THE ALLEY CAT.
Tbi a poor litUe ally cat:
I know what is meant by "sct:
I know when a itoae comes we lilies, fly
Who it is aimed at.
I know my paws are blaek
And leave a dirty track:
That dlnry tretk4 of voot and ashes
Are on my bieastaud back.
But I bate tbe (riae and wet.
Like coy place, yet
No little sir! in the world M willin;
To keep me for a pe:.
I suppoie it is Decauie
They don't l.kc broken paws.
And think because I'm fleice and hunrr
There's danger from my claws.
Rut raa!J as I am aud ounf.
No puey cvrr surur
A sweeter purr?onjr. or could polUh
Clt-auer with her red toncue.
Oh: If tome little lady who
Loves kittens only knew,
fine might be jtlad. ixrrbnpj. to find me.
And glad to k- ep me, too.
Clara ltoly llalu. tn WUlc trcL'.-e.
WANTED TO BE A COWBOY.
romsijr Tries It fur On Hay in the Coun
tfllr. I)rnt f.ltcc to !! Called
Texas Kill" Any More.
"What would you like to be. Tom
my, when you grow up," asked Mr.
Miggs, turning to his son.
Tommy opened one eye, looked
I smilingly up into his father's face, and
replied: "A cowboy.
'You shall be a cowboy," said Mr.
Miggs, rubbing his hands; "but you
are not large enough and old enough
to be one vet. It would be too sudden
I a ch;inS to ,ift -vou out of thc n"rfics
lap on to thc back of a mustang. I am
going to send you out to Bcnlow's
dairy-farm, where we spent a mouth
"When can I go?" asked Tommy,
Jut as soon as we can get you
"I haven't a bowie-knife," pleaded
"Never mind that," replied Mr.
Miggs: "wait until vou have reached
that stage of your education that justi
fies the carrying of a knife. Besides,
there are no dangerous characters
about Benlow's dairy-farm; but if you
want a knife just for the sake of ap
pearances, Mr. Benlow will be happy
to lend you his sickle to carry around.
n he has no use for it when the ground
is covered with snow."
That night Tommv Miggs dreamed
himself a cattle king, walking haughti
ly around in a red shirt, top boois,
sombrero, long hair and a portable
nickle-plated armory madly shining
under his coat tail. lie dreamed of
Hying aeross the prairie like the wind1
on a mad, impassioned steed, and be
ing looked upon as dangerous, and
avoided by the stranger.
On the following day he was proud
spirited, and would have little or noth
ing to say tO'his companions and it is.
only fair to en' that they envied him,
and regarded him as oiw born under a
lucky star. A day or two later he
htarted for thedairy farm with a light
heart. It was not a great distance
from the city, and Mr. Benlow was on
the lookout for him. f.s he had received
a letter from Mr. Miggs instructing
him to create in Tommy's breast such
a hatred of cows that lie would never
after care for roitMr bef-f.
So when Tommy Miggs arrived, Mr.
Benlow was at the station with a sleigh
to meet him aud drive him out to the
i farm, winch was several miles distant.
After they had gone a little way Tom
my said: " I've come out here to learn
oe a cownoy.
i t ii
g, replied Mr. ifcnlow. "Uoyou
inow anvthing about cows?"
" Nothing," replittlToinmy, humbly.
' Well, we'll open your eyes on
20WS," said Mr. Bcniow.
In a short time the sleigh drew up
before the Benlow mansion, an old
fashioned farm-house, and Tommy was
ushered into thc parlor, dining-room
and kitchen at once, for these rooms
were in one at Mr. Benlow's.
That night Tommy Migg's supp?r
consisted of salt poik. a glass of milk,
some potatoes and a piece of pic. , Al
though he was not exactlv satisfied
with it, he had thc good seine to ap
preciate tiie fact that it would harden
him for the rigors of a cowboy life if
he could only outlive it.
At eight o'clock he went to bed in a
large uuplastered attic room, with no
carpet on the floor, and lumps like
cobble-stones in the mattress, and the
windows rattling a perfect tattoo in thc
fierce winter wind that shrieked with
out. For a moment he thought of his
little sister at home, asleep under a
handsome crazy quilt and a roof that
didn't leak, with her doll on the pil
low beside her. and the nice nursery
fire; but he banished this thought in
stantly, and fell asleep with a thought-
of gratitude for his rare good fortune.
lie was awakened at four in the
morning by Mr. Bcnlow's big boots, a,
that gentleman came in with a candle,
and told him it was time to get up to
do the milking and get thc cans ready
for thc train. "We'll make a cowboy
of you soon," remarked the farmer,
cheerfully, as Tommy rubbed his eyes.
Tommy arose rather reluctantly, far
the bed was as warm as the room was
cold, dressed for tiie day. and ucd the
papercurtainfora towel. Hehadio-Uow
on his lingers to keep them warm, and
when he ot out to the barn he was
"Just give each of the cows some
hay," said Mr. Benlow.
Tommv did as he was told, beiag n-
der the inipre-Mion that he woald next
as asked to go out and lasso a bull.
But he was made .ii at heart when he
learned that lassosa were not used, for
the simple reason that every animal on
the place would easae when called, like
As soon as the milk was caused ami
seat to the .rais. the Bealows sat down
to brcikfi. which consisted of hack
wheat castes and cofee that seeaaed no
stronger than ordinary hot waVer. The
Graham rolls and mutton cv.op of his
tbrv,Wl it home would hat4 1-
tuck more patatsid?, but tie uuiu't
gnmhlc While be was eating on in
silrace. Mr. Benlow saii: "How is Car
"Very sick," replied Mrs. Benlow;
"and I don't pee how we are goin- to
worK me ireaa-nmi ior iuc chihiuhj;.
WW aid Mr. Bcniow. "we'll let
Tommv run eight or ten miles on it.
It will do him good and improve his
So after breakfast Tommy walked on
the treadmill until he thought he would
We'll make a cowboy of you before
Ion"." aid Mr. Benlow. a he entered
with a Miiilc to see how the butter was
progressing; "so cheer up, and don't
feci homesick, for I have .something for
you to do that you may njoy."
"What is it?" asked Tommy.
"It is to break a pair of yearlings to
the yoke. e will yoke them and lntcli
tiscin to a .-leu, ana you can orne an
fat as you nice.
"That will be fine," said tommy.
So after dinner the jstcer.-. were
brought forth, and yoked and hitched
to the sled, upon which Tommy stood
as a circus-rider stands on a horse, and
"We'll make a cowboy of you yet,"
rang out on his ears as the yearlings
started off at full speed. First they
darted in one direction, then in an
other. First Tommy wa in the snow,
and then back on the sled, for the year
lings jerked it in everv direction, and
pranced on their hind-leg, and
whisked his hat off with their tails, and
tried to jump fences and drag the sled
after them. Tommy thought there was
more snow inside of his clothing than
there was on thc ground, and when he
was completely upvt in more w.is
than ono by the yearling", he .-at
down in the snow and cried, while the
vearlings seem to melt out of sight over
the rim of the horizon.
The Benlow Loys. who followed,
caught the runawavs and drove them
At four the next morning Tommy
Miggri was altogether too sore to ari-e
at milking-time. He was also too sore
to go down to his bivakfa-t. That
night, to make a long story slant, he
was back home, ami has no! been away
since. It makes him wry :-ngr when
called Texas Bill, because he- has given
up his dreams of cowboy life Tommy
is now slrnh ing book-keeping, with a
view to entering hi- father's store. lie
wouldn't be a cowboy if he eonld; and
now tiie wax doll goes unc:ilped, the
toy babies uu murdered, and die eats
and dogs in his viemily uuln"ucd. -A.
K. MmikUltic!:, in JIurjter,a Yviunj
youthful Year Urn .!. Important Time
or )u-' l.Uf .
What do you think K the mot im
portant time of life? Buys will prob-
ahlv answer: When wo
o to Ollsi-
hums, or to
When we go out into society, or get
married. But I think it is when you
iva going into your teens.
After tiie melted iron is poured into
tho mold, it is left for a while that it
mav take shape. But the first few ta.o- ,
mvnt.4 are the most important; for then
the surface of the givat iron globule, ,
whi'jh conies into contact with the,
damp s:tnd of the mold, is cooled, ami ,
the .diape is set. The time after that
serves to harden the mttal. not to
change its form. Life in this world is (
the mold in which our souN are shaped,
for eternity; and the liivt years after
we bae begun to think for ourselves, j
to feel the prea-ure of right and wrong,
to determine duty or indulgence
these-first years ban; more to do with
the making of Us than all the rt-M.
Have vein been in the Adirondack
wood hunting and lb hing? Jf so, you j
remember that our guide, win n In- J
came to the rapids in the. stream, did not
daa'jk carelessly down it. He stopped
the cranky little craft, balanced th
boat, got a sure grip on bw paddle,
then let her drift slowly townnl Oo
center of the narrow sluice until tlu
skiJF.s nose was in thc smooth waiter
which shows that there it - deepest. !
Tlica, with eye and nerve ani mu-.;ie ,
all wording together, he kvL her head
on., just so, and you shot down tlso
rouk-slrewu stream as swiftly and a
safi-ly as a water-snake. Aitk yocr '
guide whv he was so careful -at thc be,
ginning, and he will tell vou that if hs
stsurts thc boat right he can. keep hnr i
right: but the twisting water wouM b; I
to. much for him if he did not have air
safely in hand at the word "Go!"
Boys and girl entering your leer.".
yvu are at the head of life's rapid,
liour craft is already catching the drift
of strong desires, ambitiotus pr..ioa.
You feel them. They almot aU'iight
you sometimes. Hav no an-akty ex
cept to aim at the very center of what
i right, and the purposes vihivli arc
deepest and purest. Knit thi nvr. e of
i-.i.i.- tt ritirr l.nlll t ifltl. YoW U 'JOUf-
!,i, ..wt.. .v..--- .
jelf. and to God. who will hdp you
Then away down life's streaas! It will
be exhilar-ting. grand, all true life is.
But take care! For your snl ake.
tkn't drift in among tiie rocks ami
whirlpools without the grip. J. M,
Ludlow, D. D.. in if. 8. Ttuxcs.
A Vajsalljorrxigh jk-r sold a
man a p.nur of rattle, an told hiin lhy
never tronbled lim by Ureakmg don
fences or walls. Tho acat day afler
buying them live purchaser fountl them
in a aeighbor garden. They bsd
brokea over the w, aad wens tramp
ing dawn th vcgcUbles and eating the
corn. "Look hTe! h! he to the
QuJter. "I thought you said those caV
He never troubled yon by ht&.
breachy." "Friend." said thc Quaker
never allow such things to traablt:
John Stewart, of Brddoc Pa..
hi! wdkiEr in a irrove Tecnllv.
fonnd a solid silver cup mlh a d&v
won't 3ci la LBe, uuito- ui m.
the date 1535- Pittsburgh. VL
X Xalr claims that a s-iehinc
of oae-horse power eioaMkso
OjO satches joinf.
LECTURE ON 3 WALKING.
Arestaasa's stales far wwttaz Alaas; la
All but doctor and men who sell
liniment will be glad to read the ad
vice that follows about the proper way
in walk in these slinocrv time. Tho
advice came from a very oldotman.
' 0'r homo from his daily round.
5 .. Yo.ivo seen postmen climbing up
J front stoop, diving into ba-etnents
antj scooting acro the street in thc
sjjpperic5t kind of weather." thc old
) man said, "but I'm Mire you never saw
a jKwtninn fall down. un!t he was
verv otitic: and inexperienced. Walk-
ing. you sec, is the mo.it important
part of a postman's duty, next to ring
ing tho door bell o a to bring tho
girl on the first ring. 1 can tell on in
two minutes how to walk; and if you
, n.m0mber what I ay you will tmvor
fau nnv more.
In Ujc r9t niaCt.vou must go along
with your feet pretty far apart. That
i one important thing. Most person
walk with their feel close together
wry close. That's all right in sum
mer, but in winter it's all wrong.
Your foot U likely to land on a round
piece of ice or snow and -hp sidewise
toward the other foot, which i- going
along all right. If our feet arc c!o-.e
together, nine time.- out of ten thc one
that slips will knock the other ono
from under you, and down you go. If
it doesn't it will get so thoroughly
mixed tip with it that our ankle-, will
curl all together, ju-l like grajie tine,
ami before you can get them straight
ened out down ou go anyhow. If
your feet are ucll apatt, as they should
be, you have time to think, reflect and
gel ivudv before the crash come, and,
perhaps, save a bone. Another im
portant thing : to land well on the
bull of the foot when you walk. If
you can't get the ball of your foot
down first, bring it down jut a soon
as you iio tint brad, anyhow. Com
down Hat-footed. That isn't fancy
heel-and-toe walking, but it's business,
and it's safer. And this t why. You
may slip ami fall a million times, and
mtv time, if yon notice anything,
you will notice that it was your heel
that slipped, ami not the ball of your
fot. it i- always the heel that slips.
1 don't know whv. unless it i-. that the
Mile of tho hoe. bfiii" broader. oLs a
liiincr hold. i
... ... .,
' t ,, .,, ., . ..
lt.w I..U1 ll.iljl. i,,n i.. j .- inv ... w -.,
a good mnnv biitlle.s of atiitCa. There
are soiiio ol her, but they are not so
important. One is alw.iys to keep the
beily limber a yon along; keep tho
legs limber al sins knee-, loo. It Is al
ways a .stiff, dignified suit of a man
that goes. down, b-icaiise he holds him
self so that he i not prepared to lean
ituickly one way or the oilier and save
hiniieJf. I don't want to see the nation
get round-shouldered, bur to hold the
shoulder. too f.u back in slnpvry
weather i not very good either, it iix
one r-trerily to full. The best way to
hold oneself is in imilsitiou of those In
dians that you s : pictures of going
along at a sort of jog tro. with lloiir
bodie stooping a 1. it It: forwanL iveup
on the ground in front f
yon, as though you were following a
I rail, and look for very slippery spot-,
and observtj the othor rulc-i; and If you
ant a lady you can dispense with tho
humiliation of holding your muff be
hind your back, trying In inaku folks
beli y on ptofer to carry it that way."
.V. Y. Sun.
Only a Slltfht tiitiisi lVrtHCarr (!?
IhiiiI tsilli lenlurr.
The theory ha long been ailvnuced
that th- pole of greatest eold ao not
coincident with the Uitritorial pole.
and that tin- lowest mm trtnpsraturo
j4 to he found in the region of the Lena
ri. er in Siberia. Tin idea wa en
couraged by the fact, among other,
that tiie Polaris party reported a mlhl
tr ulnuate at Thank fJod Harbor than
Kane experienced abon two hundred
imt's further south. Tu part of ih
ar-'iiment. however, which relate to
the Lena river valley-idirectly eontra-
diol'-d by Lieiitenattt fJmely observa
tions for two year at IjmIv i-niiiklin
Uav, wlo-re he found tlm lowest mean
t tmper.it urc -:t ohrved. about four
degree. Kahreiihcil. (Iiin-H Iand.
therefore. :is far as svi yet know. m
tiie cobles! part of the Northern hem
isphere. Dnut-h Greenland. wi-e mean tem
perature hover arotuni n frtsrmg
Ioint. i" buriud under hundreds of
feet of i-e simply be-u about two
iuchc of ice forms in wiater more than j
U thawetl 'Mil In huio3kt. The author-
tli in terrestrial Uiysirst agrco tha?.
it would require only a slight change
. ttM.M iil1itts.n fi rs-lilftVi IsssraVr! i
- vTiim - -.....-... "---- ,
land's ice blanket and cover Ihn ll .
with rerlnrc. Wre t not fr l j
presence f thc imwene Ice m xrc j
consnw. irii.t-.K. . ... " I
surnTnr-ni lmio i.reniann w tuui
be ks vrATxn a lloo of Kngland. 3lr.
Wallac i of iho opinion that U the
two y-rcUc crrHl that llow sotith
along bolh sdof Greenland wve di
verted from tfft country. Ujc grat ico
.. ... .4,
mar'Un wouhl rapilly diappear, aait t
the sountrv nt'ght even beconK forrv
clai and iahltabJc Mr, C'rtsl agrees i
wiji bim h thw opinion, and both Mr.
Canll and Sir William Thittsa heHt
tWt it wnoid ot take a ttv large ta-
crc7c is the Urwpcnttnre rud volasac
f tiie Arctic branch of :h Gulf tlrm f
So prrduc the ,atss reitJu I
The powerful tnoslifyag 1r. fcsasce !
Uiat Uw great ocean curtirat froas t !
south exert upon cHnaV i nowhere
so struugly FB3nifld a alang th
Dorth coast of trmy. whUth has a
ikier t?ipertor thaa aay osier part
(A the world In thc saute latksde. At
this moment th Iittlr town of Isoak-
kop. lying at the feat of a nord which
opens into the lay water af the Arctf
Ocan. wrapped in the twilight of fe
wiat-aighL J'ib:4tr lxhM
opeas in o tne say waters at te Arctse
J wrmDpJTa the twilight of $
ute Zxa a wmM w "TssMsSfr
. "r , i ,, "" ". "77 mmvw l
i hasMlrrd sailea scilksf tsv Malt. "
awd r-- nu. twi. twn. -Zir !
- wr m .
laws most northern plwsa m -
whew wheat and rye npeav
It is the opinion of 5r William
Thomson a other physicist tt the
prolific animal and vegetable life
which covered Greenland and the
neighboring land in a former geolog
ical age. who fosail remain hav
been fonnd in abundance, was duo to
warm ocean currents flowing north at
a time when our continent had not yet
rbK-n sbon- the surface to Imprde or
divert their couiw. There secnu. afl-r
all. to ba no inherent improbability m
the theory, to elucidate which two
book have recently been written, that
human life existed, and pcrhitp origin
ated, in these polar land before thn
present populou part of the :arth were
habitable .V ). Suu
A REMABKAULE THIAL.
Wlttrfc .bartl the t!entn of h
YnrWtitro Ph !.
About the mld!c of the hvl etiry
the county of York wan d-ply invt
eitetl in the tnal of the father of
large family who. whwi Iih mi the
gr'ltMt respectability, w. ncru 1 of
highway robbery 'Hie irtnl m in
Yrk Castle. "Pie vrowrntur
youth tJ about twenty yAr t arc. the
Mn of a banker, and the pre r
sttiit. athletic man f Jrft Th p -eelitor
had tran-mrtiNl lit .
umuU at tho ni:trsrtl town he had ;e
ctivod vnl im of mny n J
presence of the priMOjer; h had dm" .
and about hvo o'clock had et out ts
his rotuni hniit It a linn um
iirr evening, aad ho rrd nti on.
In a solitary lane he w everts a by
the nr.stoier. who! him and !
mandril his KcXet-tili In J." !-rt
agony of surprise and fr tito or -color
struck him a ndral blew wvli
his whp, hoi th prbtunor. ho
very powerful man. dragged Mm ft m
his horse, knell down upon htm. ' I
took from him his iiion.-i atul nr- ! i"
hook. In this ituiti'n tUe prv f
begged very eartiotlv for hi hf.-
he lay under the prvxiiir, h nnttr- l
lhi count" ounce, and w that he w
much agitated. Tho robber 4e' ls
arose, moimled his hot- nnd r !"
rwvay. It was then uboot tve e k
hi-the evening; but the yoowg n to ,o
so' much e iinuid that h did u "
reph home till htte at mgat- lie tt
medinttdv stated theso eirtmmu-o- s
but the improhnbilitv of hits hai
been robbed In opon dl's;Jl,
public roai. and of hts having oit
various uieiitoranda whir'i n r.
would Hentvrly have taken. e ' 1
j.ome ".nspielon rosptteliiijf Ui Uo'-iff
his stateiiient. A the joir were icn
Ing tlui-l-ov. the young nmu who had
ben roblH'd begged to be Hen id He
was so much agitated tiat he ruild
w:ively speak. When he rneoiend
himself, be sit id
"I sUtnd hen to pleml for toi.
mercy towanl a man who Ustaued t.
my voloe when I Wjtre! fr m-r-
from him' If ha had ltr- daf i. io
cry, I ahoiihl now hae hern io i..v
grave, aud he hi tho bsHii of a i
spectnbl family, with the wife ho -lieved
hxu virtuous and the trhi -t- n
who loved him. It ha Wen pi-. 1
to you Unit hi rouneetioii. bin t.
acltrr, liM religious per-eiM, w . I
ail imo itidVetl to ho)tr him from 'i
p'.uiou, It has nlo been proved that I
was lauiv from my birth, thai I nm i
feeble; tU.tt I had tuutprted htm by '
itlov; nisi ihnl he knew I eonld Identify
hbii; but the kind lie f hh rt o
iroponiieraicd. It oveivain th f ir
of ilisgt -u'e, and he ullVrd m U i.
jiitit, although I might b tho ene of
hi death' ff you do not pitv his
niono-nlery ltpt. If yon ti not r-spef t
his return io virtue, it would ht b" n
welt foe iu if 1 bad dim! It i m- tJsat
you will eondomn! I futtll b thi i
tim of th law. and he gurj nirt mr hf
lin w.i fi fjtii.iilty iutorrupttl dur
log this aWVetinr; appcsl bv lhj Umr of
the juvy and the gnernl iiutnw f tin
eoitrt- Tb.o prisoner v, ho- r.
fotiltdogndty, and wn ",itad in duo
cotir Letb JU-rrnrt.
wf 1U HalO,,. fj.4llll.- ,i, Co-.
witt llnw l Hi tin-...
I Ja from proM.i nxymxiun
tbtftaJm fluid do. iiMdwr r-rtiii
eir.'iifiistnncr. pereols.tr r Jilr in
iltnfum'nd, jonvitt-mg a-u. pr, ,(
ously Mltix. into i sufllnotitiy frctj
l( tate t afford gMt driiikinj(-wat r
J VtirH tKiwtst) Till dUeorc., Iifce a
I gvoi Jn.uy Amx of mor Jmpjrtnri'.
wa.aeiriIa(al. In pauig a pi- - r f
f o4d ? thit 14. of ttirtti,r . r m.
fdrnmlwn w,,Wl n knirtTM Uf u
by im sAtd ami ruggeI outline, a t
Um1 uje fto-t nhove uj aiirroun-ting
1-V4J hre-floe -J knMfk'stl n mall piec
afca.iMi putting ,i intowy nvttutf-id
jt iUf Jrn,u yr0m Uml Vm tiu
,Mj;c y, 0(( UOW w,,w,Mm.
,w mlr m ,.,,, ff HU j
lofrkisrl out for Hia oW r'-h le. h.
!ucw huiltliug our now hut for ih,
a4ghfs o-ltvr. o sv u grt ikr
quickly 4:iH-noe facsi tangle mo
that a kaUlrfo' of wat coVd hi oU-
Ums-l much morn r-spMIy jind it lr
hats wat ol lu-I by tim tnark
from no-. brcaoM i Utl. how
ever closMy rckew rnU'tnl mni-Si
air, which, at a ttrir:ure 4 sro or
lower, rvatorcd exit feel t t?rra is
J up to 2t degree ;tJirnbrit; a k-Ul
f fnl of sraw wjli gii litt! isor ha a.
thlnl ota kcUMol cf wi. xhtlUn
W. Vsr.A.Hr Of k5 will -U-Atly fiU ii,
kettle Hh sats.-; tla. tn .Yag
nrc. psror WiJIIam. of Genevan.
sm-syc di-fef hU Gsts wUhsmst oa
wUiag th! awnpre; Thry ukm tas
lj(ether. atsJ the Kmlr a; ires a feish-
mi c&mn A hk whercabant dttfAW
n, itrJttt -, ,
Oras-Tv T. ---
rr!L-Sl- ' Hy4 bw
Z?l!?$ eYaU which aais,
r--- w-tt - '-w- -
?!!' ? WM -WfOjra, Uf
A "- eonjrar dlowd like a ds
.t !.- t... .. ... . 1
11"7.T" w. a wija J- th
.h roriLuKl, Or., tfi other day.
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sr -?t -in sar1 .7j x-i!s7,-- 3MH. jLi
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