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RED CLOUD CHIEF
A. C. HOSMER, Proprietor.
CIos; ynor evc-'.idi. baby, darlin?.
Like soft c oud o'er ikie, of bluet
AH unseen the holy angels
Keep their watch, dear. oor you.
To hi coach in poMen splendor
Sink, at last, the unisx;r sun:
TV hile the twilight. soft ami leader.
Tells the clavi's .lone
Lullany: sleep and n,t.
Cradled on thlh faithful breast:
Safe from life's storms, t'.erce and wjlfl.
Sleep and r.t, my little child:
Like a bird, that, tired of roaming.
Seeks at eve It downy net.
So my birdllnc. in the gloaming.
Sweetly bleeps upon my brent.
Off to dream-land baby' going
Slumber's silken sails unfurled
While nlzht win-ls are softly blowing
Oe r the silent world!
Lullaby Sleep and rest.
Crda on this faithful )reart
Safe from life's storms, fierce and wild.
Sleep and rest, ray little child:
Era ll'itl, in httrolt Frt Prtlt.
STORY OF A LIFE.
Tho Qulot Comfort Mies Donny
Derived from Hor Tcloscopo.
There come unsocial periods to the
lives of every one of u; day and
weeks when our own moods and em
ployments and thoughts are of para
mount and engrossing importance and
other people lose their interest for us
and recede into temporary distance. It
is Tiot that we lovo man lent., but
ourselves, for the moment, more; home
instinct of holf-pre.servatiou prompts
us to be isolated and left alone for
Such a period came to me .summer be
fore hist. when, after nearly a year of
enforced idleness, I nhiit myself in the
third story corner-room of Mrs. Merry
weather's quaint old boarding-house,
to make up for lost time, by a short
spell of continuous work. Day after
day I wrote, and rend and took notes,
sitting beside a delightful west win
dow, which, from beneath the pensile
boughs, of an immense willow. looked
over green meadow and copies to
where a distant chain of hill outlines
stood against the sky. With that
vague, unseeing gaze which does not
see. I watched the cloud-shadows blow
across the distance and dapple the face
of the blue ranges, the crow., rising
and falling in the meadow with hoarse,
jargoning cries, the doves on the
neighboring boughs but not the vil
lage houses, which formed the fore
ground of the picture, and the men
and women who walked the sleepy
streets among them. This was eay,
for I am unobservant, both by nature
and training, and. for the moment, by
intention. I shrank from idea the of in
interested in man or woman till my
work was done. I elected not to see,
so I did not set;. Happily it rained a
good deal just then, so there wero
fewer people and less temptation.
But by the end of the third week,
when the weather had cleared and my
work was well along, my dormant ob
servation quickened, and. among other
things. 1 began to wonder idly what
could Ik; the purpose of a strange
structure on a neighboring roof. It
was spherical in form, and seemed
altogether too big and ponderous for
tho very small house which it sur
mounted. I resolved to impure of
Mrs. Merry weather about it, but forgot
my intention from time to time, until
one day. when returning from a walk.
I found her placidly knitting stockings
on her own door-step, with a hook on
her lap. and suddenly recollected to
nk the question.
"ThaL" she repliol. "indicating
with a wave of her needle the object
which had excited my curiosity; "don't
tell that you never noticed it before?
That's curious, for it's queer enough to
look at. Mut folks pick it out at
once. It's where Miss Denny's tele
"An observatory! I never thought of
that. The house is so very small."
"So it is. It always wa- a smntt
house. They had great times getting
the roof fixed to hold it, and bricking
up the sides to make it strong. But
nothing el-e would sntUfy Mis, Denny,
so they managed it at last- 1 guess
tho whole thing would come down to
gether if they tried to move it away
"But who was thin Miss Denny and
what did she want of a telescope?
W:is she so very fond of astronomy?"
I a.kcd, seating myself on the steps
"You're one for stories, I guess." ol-
l..,a.ll ,,,,- l.i li jl 1.. ,1 . 1... 1. .-.!
.-.v .. ..., i.iuuinut, siirewuiy. 1 Ills
isn't much of a story to tell about, tho'
it always makes me feel a little bad to
think about Marianne Denny. She
was one of the Kennybunkport Dennys.
I never knew what made them come
here in the first place, but here they
were as far back as I remember. There
was au old mother who was feeble,
and a sister who w:is always sort of
ailing and complaining, and Marianne.
That was all. except Sarah Denny, and
she died young. Marianne taught the
district school when I was a mite of a
child, so you can see there was a good
deal of difference between us. as much
as seventeen or eighteen years I guess;
but we was always friends somehow,
from the first."
"Was she so attractive then?"
"Well. 1 can't say for evervbodv. I
always pitied her and liked her some
how. She was little and thin and
timid-like. She had bit- ..v. -Wh
always seemed to be looking far off
and not seeing things that was close to
"Well. I grew up and got married
about as early as I could, as girls go,
but Marianne stayed an old maid. 1
don't believe she minded much. Some
times I've thought there might hare
been something when she was young.
before I knew her, to set her agaiast
it; anyhow, she never seeraed to care
for any of the young Ben. Her
Mother and sister kept oa getting T-aore
aal more helpless aad she kept on
teachisuj. I suppose they dkla't hare
much to live on except what 5farianhe
earned. All the spare time she could
get she spent in studying:. I never
saw such a one for books as she vat,
always reading about plants and bugs
and stones, and going about trying to
lind and make out about them. But
what she cared about most of all was
"It is curious how people grow to feel
about such things." went on Mrs. Mer
ryweather. composedly. I never snw
the day yet when a good spring cleaning
or a new recipe for cake didn't interest
me more than any amount of stars.
loor Marianne used to talk to me
about planets and satellite, and milky
ways till it, was enough to give one a
headache to listen to her. I never could
see that they did any body a mite of
good, they are ho far off and we don't
really know anv thing about them;
they just wink down at us and went
unsympathetic somehow. If I was in
a worry or a trouble, I should never
think of staring round for a star to
comfort me. But Marianne was dif
ferent; she'd sit on the edge of that lit
tle stoop of her's half the night, if her
folks would let her. straining up her
poor eyes and trying to make out con
stellations and poring over some
heavenly map or other that she had by
the light of a little ketoeno lantern.
I think it was that which made her
get old looking before her time. But
she didn't care for looks or parties,
even when she was a girl. All her
mind was taken up by books, and she
seemed sort of lonely from the first
day I knew her."
What an interesting person!" I
said, involuntarily, as the picturti of
the eager girl, a student evidently in
her very blood, with so little chance to
slake the thir.-t for knowledge in this
arid environment, and "lonely from
the first moment.'' rose before m. But
the remark was injudicious a:id did not
meet with favor.
"Well, you're tho first that ever
called her that." exclaimed Mrs. Mer
ryweather. "She wasn't interesting
to people in general and never was in
her life. She hadn't a grain of com
mon sense, or a bit of faculty, and she
never could have made a good house
keeper. Then iier looks wasn't any
thing to speak of, and folks lo think a
sight of that, especially men folks.'
She wasn't pretty, you said?"
"No though she had pretty things
about her, too. Her hair was natur
ally wavy and it was quite good and
thick when I first recollect it; but it
fell off early, and she put on caps be
fore she turned forty. She was sort of
queer-looking, and her eyes were too
big for any thing but an owl, and her
face lvii always worn and tired. That
wasn't wonderful, for her life was
never an oa-y one. not at the best. Let
me see. I think it nni-t have been about
five years afior I got married that old
Mrs. Denny died. Sho had a long
sickness, and I guess it used up what
ever little money they were able to lay
by. There was only the sister left
then, and she kept on needing more
and more attention. I suppose it was
somo sort of decline, but sho held out
for years; and Marianne was clear
broke down when at last she died. too.
"She was loft all alone thou. People
didn't pity her as much as they ought,
perhaps, for Samantha hml been a bur
den; but I knew how she felt. Sho
looked older than ever after that, but
she kept on with her books and studies
in nil her spare times, and sho had
more spare times than she Used to
have, because now there was only her
self to do for.
"It was just then that Tom Burns
came home from Nevada."
"Who was Tom Burns?"
"Why. Sarah Dennv's son. Didn't I
tell you that she married a man named
Burns? Well, she did. and she died
young when this Tom was a baby, and
he came and stayed with his grand
mother awhile till the widower could
look round and get married again.
Then he moved out West and took Tom
"Tom was always particularly fond
of Marianne: 1 supposo because sho
had been good to him when he was a
little fellow: and Samantha and Mis?
Denny were pretty strict. I reckon.
Anyhow, he struck silver on a claim
he had out there somewhere, and the
first thing he did with his money was
to come home and see his aunt.
"Well, you never did sej any thing
so pleased as Marianne was at his
coming. It was Tom here and Tom
there, and she must take him round
and show him to every Iwdy: and ho
was a real kind fellow, and no mistake.
"Now. Aunty.' ho says, 'here's
your chance. I'm able and ready to
fix you out any way you say. Shall I
build you a new house to end vour
days in? or will you have1 tin old one
done up? or shall I settle a regular
payment on you. so that you needn't
teach any more, or what? I'll do just
as you decide. Take me while I feci
rich.' says he. for it mayn't last, you
"So that was tho way Marianne Den
ny got her telescope. She said the old
home'd last out her time and was good
enough, and she didn't want it fixed
over, and that she'd always done for
herself and hoped she always should;
but the thing she had longed for all
her life was to get to know something
more about the stars. So if Tom really
meant what he said, and wanted to
spend his money on her. and had it to
spend, why. he should give her a tele
scope. It was the thing in all the
world that she wished for, and the
"I guess Tom thought it rather fun
ny, but he wanted to please her; and
he didn't say any thing, only looked
sort of queer. He went down to Cam
bridgeor wherever it is that thev
sell telescopes and he got the best one
that he could: six inches across it was
as big as the house would bear. Then
there was a great time building the
observatory and making the wall
strong enough to bear; but at last it
was all done, and Marianne could tarn
her telescope to this side and that, aad
sweep the heavens. as she called it.
Poor soul! she sever had beea much of
a haad at sweep-, but this kind f
sweeping seemed to suit her.
"I do really believe she was tho best
coatcated wotmaa la this towa waea it
all ready. Sfceaesdtoce mpia
-' .- p" f - - if
-n- tower toe minute iae sun was
down to be all ready, and sho could
sit up as late as sho liked: there
was no one nrv to hinder. Then ail
the learned people that came to stay at
the Old Beach heard about the tcl-s-
scojk;, and uv.nl to drive over i -. it
and talk about it. It was the first time
she had ever got in with Wr kind of
folks, and it did her lots of gool. I ran
"There waj one Professor a: the
Beach, that came quite often, and I
guess he taught her how to use the
tele'COjHi better thau she knew ho- at
first. Anyhow, all thai summer and
fall. and way down into the winter she
sat up in that place, taking -olid com
fort. I said then, and I say now. that
I never saw but one woman in the
world who knew when she had got her
wish and was perfectly satisfied about
it, and that was Marianne Dean v. She
"Did sho ever take you up to look
through the telescope?"
"Yes, two or three times. She'd
have done it oftener if I had wanted
to. Marianne was alwavs for sharing
with other people. She showed me a
ncbuly a ring nebulv I think she said
it was little shiny stars which you
can't see without a telescope. It
didn't interest me much, except -things
do interest you that you can't
see alwaj's. I liked the star with :t
ring that looks like a school-globe a
great deal better, but Marianne didn't
seem to think much of that. She .viid
quite little telescopes showed it; but it
needed a big one like hers to sltyw th;
nebuly. I dHu't care a snap for the
nebuly, but I did care for seeing Mari
anne so pleased. She aetuallv looked
younger, and she used to talk nltout
the 'summer constellations' and how
she was going to enjoy them, never
thinking, poor dear, how it was to be."
"Why, what happened?"
"O, she died. It was the very May
after the telescope came. She didn't
have it quite a year. It did seem too
bad! I shall always think that staying
upiuthatcold place so much hurt her."
"What a pity! was she sorry to go?"
"No; I don't think she was. 1 recol
lect her saying one day when I was
sitting beside her: You needn't feel
bad about me, Alice. Some people die
and never in all their lives have their
wish granted. I've had mine. Heaven
has been brought clo-e to mo all this
year. And I know just how wonderful
it is and how satisfying; and now I am
going nearer still to it. No one v?!ll
miss rne much, and I nm content, only
I wish I could know that somebody
would enjoy my dear telescope as I
have done.' "
"And did any body?"
"My dear, not a soul ha looked
through it since that day! Tom was
out in California and his min- didn't
pan out as he expected, they say, -o he
isn't so mighty rich, after all. And
Mr. Brown, the baker, bought the
place. His first idea was to pull the
observatory down, but he found he
couldn't without pulling down the
house, so he just locked it up. and no
one ever goes up there. Poor Ma
rianne! I wonder if she knows.
"It seems r lot of monev for jt:t
that little while" she added, reflective
ly, as she "toed" her slocking. "Yet
I can't find it in my heart to lo sorry
about it cither It did make Maraiuuo
Denny so vory happy just for that
I glanced up at the knobby dome
whore the disused telescope was rust
ing its days away. The sunset glinted
in its closed panes and tinged them
with a fiery pink. I thought of tho
brave patience of the denied and nar
row life which had ended in that one
year of perfect satisfaction and neither
could I find it in my heart to be sorry
for the expenditure of Tom Burn's
money. Siitin Coolhiye in lnd"jc7'.-
Til Valiinnr .nrU..ii With Alilr. If.n
rl ml Kfirrgftlr .Mm.
It is bad policy to In haughty, repei
lant, uiiMH'ial. The most resolute ami
determined aspirant to wealth or po
sition may stumble jis he climbs, and if
no one stretches out a finger to save
him, may roll headlong to a depth far
IkjIow the point from which he started.
"An eye for an eye. a tooth for a
tooth." was the old law in Judea. A
lift for a lift is the business rule of to
day; and if sometimes broken by the
ungrateful when there is most tie-:l of
its observance, it certainly works bet
ter than the principle that alnan should
care utterly for himself, neither giving
nor receiving assistance.
But it is not from prudential motives
merely that the energetic and persever
ing assist each other. All men of
vigorous minds and elastic tempera
ments sympathize with effort. They
honor the individual who has fought
gallantly the battle of life, though re
verses may have overtaken him: they
recognize him as a kindred spirit,
though be lies on his Kick: they are
willing to give him a "boost," because
they feel that be needs but a new foot
hold to assure his ultimate success.
These are among the reasons whv men
who are true to themselves, are almost
Invariably true to each other, and why
their friendship and sympathy mean
something more than words.
Let no one, whatever his talents.-his
opportunities or his confidence in his
own jKwers, despise the 'alliance of
such men. No human being ever was
or will be capable of achievingeminenee
in the business world without at least
the indirect help of others. Therefore,
let all young men who are entering
business life labor in a manly and just
way to make friends and of the right
sort. X 1" Lolgcr.
The Liberal SouL
"There you go again." said the
milkman, as his wife waited on a little
boy. "giving nearly double measure,
as usuaL Why is it a woman never
can be trusted to sell miUc?"
"The liberal soul shall be made
fat,' " quoted lie wife.
"Mary Jaae," expostulated the hus
band, as he looked at the ample forai
of his spouse, "when a liberal soul
already kicks the beast a 297 pounds
that soul ought ts be satiated.
rjSraly TU sell the milk rayself here
after. Mary Jaae." Oksee 2Wtsjc
Mblta .Bjrcrll.M mm Ma titer f la
freest to LatUr.
A stylish costume for a young lady
just finished bra noted modiste. It
made of anew handsome shade of terra
cotta shot with geld. The skirt is laid
i!mn.-rv in lJii !ri?wlr 1 - f- I
an open bodice, trimmed with cold and
terra-cotia siik gimp, arranged as
pointed ornaments. The wnitcoat :s
of mois-g-ecn peau de soie, close
-rats-Ken. tiny bits of gold and terra
cotta silk showing at each jKint of tho
smocking. The vest button at tho
back under the bodice, ujun which
there are 'jrvfti velvet re vers.
"ITie French viite. though far from
from novel in de-Ign, is still an ex
ceedingly jKpular wrap with mature
women who do not feel just satisfi-d
with the diminutive toy elerine and
shoulder covering that so largely
abound just now. These butterfly af
fairs are too -mall and too claboratclv
decorated to please their more practi
cal tastes, and a comfortable and suita
ble medium between the long New
markets. jn.'lis..s. etc, unit the little
bodice with a pair of wings, is found in
the garments first mentioned. Tho
shape is ample, graceful, and exactly
appropriate for the lrii sensible
wear of matrons.
New Parisian gowns show -triped
fabrics intermixed with plain materi
als, in wary grade of co-tume. from
the simple house dress to the very
grand toilettes for full-dress wear.
mule of Lyons faille s'riped with shot
velvet, or with a Pompadour brocaded
stripe in h.-avy Turc satin, alternating
with one of poult de soie. Persian
brocaded stripes on apricot silk are
exhioited. and magniiiceullv Illu
minated broche satins, striped with
velvet bands outlined at the edges with
gold or silver imitating gimps and gal
loons. Many of the inexpensive stufls
in serge, camel's hair, tweed, and
armure are stri ped with narrow lines
of tho new rich autumn colors, these
both wide ami narrow.
It can not he affirmed that all fash
ionable women are wearing costumes
that match throughout, since there is
no longer one universal mode of dress
ing. However, it is very certain that
the fashion of wholeness in the make
up of certain costume, is very popular.
For example, a gown of rich golden
olive cloth reveals the foot of the
drop skirt, the vest, collar, and cutis
of ecru pilot-cloth braided with green
and gold soutache. The hat. whether
a toque or turban, is of the cloth of the
costume trimmed with a braided band
of the ecru fabric, ami the mutf, fur
lined, will be made of olive cloth,
trimmed with a similar band. A". J'.
MRS. CLEVELAND'S RING.
Tlir i:iic:o;-nrMt ClrHrt W'hlrlt Vi lrr-st-iilrit
Ik llrr liy llir l'rtlilriit.
Mrs. f'levelaml's engagement ring is
not. :is is generally supposed, the beau
tiful diamond which she wears just
above her wedding-ring, but is a large,
old-fashioned seal ring, which now
adorns the President's finger. There
is quite a little history attached to this
ring and the way it came to bo be
stowed upon Mr-. Cleveland.
A few days before tho departure of
Mrs. Folsom and her daughter for
Kurope. it will be remembered that tho
President went on to New York for tho
purpose of seeing and bidding them
good-bye. It was upon this occasion
that the President first definitely asked
Mrs. Cleveland to become his wlfo
and fixed the date of their marringo
immediately upon her return to this
country. Taking from his finger tho
seal ring which he had worn for years,
and which had ben originally a gift
from Mr. Folsom. the President placed
it upon her finger, intending, almost
immediately thereafter, to forward her
tho handsomest diam ml that could bo
found. This plan Mrs. Cleveland her
self ultimately changed, as she decided,
it would Inn less likely to attract atten
tion if. during her stay abrad. sho
wore the old seal ring which had be
longed to her dead father.
On the day of her marriage, as i
well known. Mrs. Cleveland received
a magnificent ring and necklace of soli
taires from the President, diamond
pins for the hair and breast from Sec
retary Whitney and Mrs. Whitney, in
addition to numerous other small gifts
of a similar nature from others. But.
curiously enough, the first diamond
ring which Mrs. Cleveland !se.ed
was a tiny little star of diamonds,
which she wore upon the little finger
of the right hand on the occasion ot
her marriage. This ring was the gift
of a friend in New York, who had
known Mrs. Cleveland from early
childhood, and who. hearing her men
tion the fact that she had never owned
a diamond, sent the little glittering
star from Tiffany's the day before her
departure for Washington when sho
came on to be married. This friend
was among the number of tho-e who
came on in the same train, and was
present at the ceremony. Washington
The Pool of Bcthesda,
The iool of Belhesda has ben satis
factorily identified at Jerusalem, ac-
l cord ing to the chairman of the Pales
tine exploration fund. All early au
thorities agree in representing this
pool as being near the Church of M.
Anne, but nothing was known of tho
pool in later years till some Algerian
monks recently unearthed a large tank
in the rock under the church, reached
by a flight of twenty-four steps. How
ever, the pool being Invariably de
scribed as having fle porches! this
tank did not quite correspond to the
Belhesda pool until now. when Herr
Conrad Schick has found a twin pool
side by side with the first discoverr.
These sister pools, therefore, could
easily have had a porch oa each of the
four sides, with a fifth on the wall
separating the tank, aad this link is
considered to complete the identifica
tion! Among other traditions, the old
writers describe this Fisciaa Probstica
the birthplace of the Virgia Mary.
Bmtan fstiree Journal.
Shakspeare spelled htsnaae forty
three different ways aad his frieads
inwlde flat kilts, with a deep!-smocked J-05 " -d my duty :o
breadth on one side, and verr full . ! :hu IaanM ' fareu-n saral
straight draperr in the back. There is t oC ia to roo?h.h certals
Hew Tasty Wr L rmm 4 mm Catvrpris
l Crma OStUL
A naval officer to-dav. in speaking
about the presence of foreigner ia the
ravy. una me loiiowing story "l was
sent to Kurupe not long ago oa an ls-
i cn0'' """ ln vio- n:c: " of ,
r1" ,iiaa- reception, and enter-
j tainmenis, aad was surprised to and
. i out how well tbv -acre informed on
-Mttenean naval nair. I had occaSoa
to go to Kiel. ;,rmany. for the purioe
of vi-iiing the dockyard there. I felt
sure that my credential would admit
me to fn-ject the place. bjt they did
not. I tri-d m little game of getting
the desired jvss. by reaching the Sj
ciah through the ueof wiae .tad fine
dinners. One day a fine looking (;r
onn olacer met moa 1 way coming out
of my hotel. Hello.' said he. slapping
me on the shoulder, 'have you got in
vet?' He spoke such pure English
that for a moment or so 1 was non
"No.' I replied, 'will you gel mo in''
" I can't,' and thereupon he re
marked: 'It is easier to g-t Into your
yards than ours.'
"I looked at the o'licer intently and
found by his uniform that ho win the
chief naval constructor, and the man
of all men In the Cerxuan navy that 1
wanted to meet, 'Will you take a glas
of wine with me?" I naked. He con
tented, and wo returned to the hotel.
"After a few minutes' conversation
we lecame quite friendly, aad I was
surprised at the insight he had of our
naval officers. Ho astonished me by
Inquiring about certain officer who
were at the New York Navy Yard dur
ing the late war. I could not retrain
my curiosity, and I asked him: 'How
did you become acquainted with the
otficers?' 'lhe story is a short one.'
he replied. 'When the war broke out
in ltjl. I was in the derman navy,
ami I got orders to go to America and
study your method of building ship
and gettiug gims ready for use. When
I got to New York my dress va- that
of a plain (icrmau mechanic I got
work as a carjnnter ami shipjoiuor
under a fictitious name, and in a short
time I got used to the nickname
"Dutchy." Nobody knew me and my
curious questions were never mis
pectcd. and the workmen readily and
in a good-humored Way answered
them. 1 heljnxl to build and repair
ships, and in tim- got hold of much
information. I made plans of the es.
sel. machinery, gun riggim;. and, in
fact, got on to everything I worked
hard at night in my room nud kept
:ny (Jovernment as well posted as I
could. The more Knglish I learned
the better I understood things that tho
workmen said in my he iring I worked
on the big ship Dunderberg. alo on
the Merrimac, at Norfolk, and on some
of the monitors. I sent much valuable
information home. Now you see the
reason why you can't get Into our yard.'
"The narrative was straightforward,
and was so full of fads concerning
men and affairs, that I readily saw
how the (Icrmau naval constructor
got on to my visit, and although I tried
to convince him to the contrary, he
was not to be hoodwinked. I know
where Kiel is. audathat it has n dock
yard, but I'll have to go to Kiel as a
CJerman mechanic before I can get in
side of that place This shows how
necessary it Is to keep an eye on for
eigners in our navy yards if we want
to keep our secrets." Washington Cor.
FRIENDSHIP OF ANIMALS.
om Cnrlon Inrltlnit Nutlrd Uf m
I.r iif Dumb Companion.
Two Scotch terriers are lying before
the fire. Prince is an amiable sort of
a dog; Jack is rather surlv; loth are
gtod vermin killers and fond of hunt
ing. I bring In a common buck rabbit
and place It Iteside the dogs, with tho
intimation they were not to touch It
Trust, and then alliance, quicklv grew
between it and Prince, whilst Jack
showed unmistakable haired. In a
few days the two friends, with their
paws absurdly clasping each other's
necks, sleep happily on the nig: they
play together, they chase each other
up and down the stairs and all over
the house at full speed, and when tired
come bnck to tho rug. Jack. refulng
all this sort of thing, makes the rabbit
look at him with a sort of awe. After
awhile, being very fond of Bunny, we
put on the fioor a pretty pink-eyed doe
as a present. Ho Stan's. snilTi her all
over, kills her on the pot. and gos
for a romp with his dear Prince. Jack
alwavs sleeps under mv Jvd from
choice, and just before I put out my
light, as I lie. stands up againt the
bed for his last pat and "flood night."
Bunny has observed all this, and
quietly creeps into the room, which
he refuses to leave; then, likewise,
always asks for his "Good night." ami
sleeps somewhere near hut groat
I punished my cat for killing a
chicken. The next day he is i-ecn to
carry a live chicken in his mouth and
lay it down to the hen he had previously
robbed. He and the chicken afterwards
were frequently observed leaving the
orchard together and traveling through
the courtyard and back passages to
find their way to the kitchen fire-place,
where they would sleep in good fellow
ship. This chicken. I discovered, had
been stolen nearly two mile away. It
is important to remark that the cat.
though a cruel bird-killer, never
touched another chicken. Wu the
idea of compensation in the cat' mind ?
If not that, all the circumstances are
singularly coincident. And why did
the chicken prefer the cat's companion
ship to that of iU fellows? London
A Succsssfol Starter.
Mr. Bump has been calling for aearif
two hoars. They are talking musk,
The youag lady (sadden ly brightes
iajC up) O. I like Freach opera: it has
ach a go to it! I like aay thing that
He foes. Life.
As isspecatdsMs yecag saaa refers
lr his ade" as a rery dear relaUv.
THE AKIZONA KICKER.
rimm -(. f r4Itrt4
Ora,fi:cri..Ttox. Th-rp arw 6-..
psp-r which do rsorr? blowing &.i-rtt
their circttl&Uoa than we do, aad there
may N? a few who add ran-- .nleriber
ia a !ngie w-oic. but th? Xvitr gti
there jut the as. W hga oa
circuUntoa of lru ?) ceptr. of
which we carried about In oar on
pocket, sad the other eat a dvj
head U the pottaa,tor. Wco- or
19S co:ks vbkrh arc noiti for In d-
vaacv ThU b ai, !cnAe of 1 pr
cest. ia . .ca xaosths. and r re -sst a
dollar which jy no other aciaj's'r
in the world cas csjual it. W doa't
claim that the Kttk-r make King aad
Knipror tr-mbl on thHr throne, or '
that It has bettered thn moral landing
of the American rax- a thousand
rwr fsj.nf Kit? ir tt Vtift,. iVtu . hk.t
I . --,.. . - - .. - ..-
raauo I tie worta the UTlng ar a cJsi
1.. i.f . .k. .k.11-1 . I!
many p-s;ip!e out tht- way who
ready to hang tiemlvr xheji ou
first number w luJ. and that vxry
new subsH?ritsrr bo come hu faith
that we wi;; make a better sum of hi
Oil: Kxri'sf. -We hTeb-n severe
ly criticised because e refu?d to at
tend the funeral of old Polo hloly,
who died on the street oi loo much
whisky one nlghl Ut week It )
claimed that Old Pale :. our crtnlltssr
in the sum oi twelve doilars. nad ibat (
it fi shabby u u not U r. him
planted. Ia ihe tlrt plaee Old iVto
owed us two dollars borrow! money.
Instead of our owing him. In th tut. I
our unday taatahHtn needed a jttteh j
aloul four feet square ht the end oiJh
nite the bo., d we did nut eare u
subject ourselves i Hi 1 less J c for tho
sake of showing oil. We cum kesp ttur
back Isthind Us la our on n tlUco until
Is'tter times arrive. himI that's what o
are trying to do. Wo have -jit to ati
Francisco for a twitch the odor of our
pitntalootis, aad whoa It arrives ami Is
welded on to the "jHit, l'.Uhnrd will 1h
himself again, and ready to ru-U nt
funrals or address a public miitag
on the topics of the day.
Mrr T.kr Tiit.ut Ciu.m'ia -Tbrv
times during the pa-t month o hai
surprised otirself and tho public by
mopping the floor with nxal!L!ils.
while on two occasions wo haxelgno
mmiously took to flight. We state U
as a physiological fact thai there are
limes when we had us Mef light a doin
men. and other times when we'd ran
from a god-sied loy. Partlu- plan
ning to lick us must be prepared to
take their chances. We may light H
a lion or run like a jnck-mbblL
Tin: Coi o.m u Has mmi -Tony '
doty pretended to bo all up-el lust,
week 1mv.uso Colonel lM'Kire vrm
arrested for a hori thief and taken to
Nebraska to tnnd trinl It was only a
pretense. We have known for mouths
past that the i olomu a 'ai arm
an impostor, anil many other have
known it. He seat u an order for a
new hat a -oon as he iirrivisl hen,
and thus put irs under obligations not
to give him awny. The hat grew old
and ruty after a time, ami n th
Colonel didn't come In wlthn ca-h
subscription we felt that we had glen
him roje enough. We ju-t dropjwd a
hint to the sheriff of Henry County,
and a week later the Colonel had tho
irons on. We are alone every evening
after six. We can't be brltKsl, but there
are parties in this town who had l"t
ome in and sub-crU for cople to
send to frtemN. Our term- an f 2 per
year "trlctly in advance.
"Nt o.v Him -There are no file, on
J. M. P. Bray ton. Kq.. who own that
lHauliful ranch commonly known m
Jackass Dell. He cnt.nd our oOVo
the other day and left a jek of jmtn-
toes of !iW own n.Mng. HI wife 1.
one of the hnndsome-t women In the
West, his daughter the not -inger
and musician, and the gentlemen him
self ought to ' President of the United
States. It is to such go-nhead, enter
prising men as Mr Bray ton that Ari
zona is indebted for her prosperity.
We call attention to th lo-colutnn
ad. which we have inserted free, of th
fact that Jackn-s lkH j. for wle t
tlO au acre. It's worth five times that.
It i not for us to suggest that other
farmers bring u In KtaU. butter,
carrot or apples. Such a do will rind
Us nady and willing to rive them fnua
one-half a column to thne column of
notice in return, and in our most cheer
ful vein." Drlrvii Frt IYc.
Cause of Swine Plague.
By all thinking and well-Informed
swine-breeder it i beiiered m much
can he done In ihe way of prolection.
With proper observance of hygienic
rule the ravage, of die are roi o
fearful. And it Is well known that oa
many farm where hogs an kept th-ro
has been tvo cholera for year. If ever.
It Is generally believed that feeding
corn continually we-vken the lej3
in such a way as to Invite cholera, aad
many think inbreeding another can-.
Ir. ChallUs. of Kaaa. aifr a eries
of experiments and observation, has
arrived at the conclnaion that bad feed
ing and bad breeding an the direct,
causes of hog cholera. Bad feeding
comes under the head of continual
corn feeding. Bad breeding t as uni
versal a bad feeding. Men will not
inbreed their horses or cattle, but will
let their bog breed ia until a!xsot
worthies bfore an Infusion of new
blood l given. Poor aeleetioa of
bredlag tock come in hre.&cA-
ma . Farmer.
Ostks Was Net Afraid.
Tousf lady (badly frightened) 0.
George, nere carte pa.
George (ditto)-Where Where
Toesg lady Hear bixa stepping
sioag the hall is his vockiag feet'
George (greatly relieved) Be calsa.
dariiag. hj calsa. f George l sol afraid
fstockiar leer. WstJUmyis Criiie.
h is stated that two-thirds ot the
woods osed ia paper-sssiciag U vtste.
thoagh experisseau ladlcate that this
eaa se proAahly eamrerted lata Sss
It is reiaird"eV"a Llaosxa. Xeta,
sassa thag he jewraeyed te CsMfi ssa ts)
Thrrs t sUg at Ssyrirr !rJ..
wiv will k.t i a c-i.vk 4 tiv -it
hi pa- tx3 ih? SJCt hWf .Tsie4
oa a traLrd,
I..fwriS5is bTr ifeu Jisspn!
ucarsvwra sUl jtvw Ut sua; fsvrt. ?
ArMsa ao4 Vaat It i js4wti
la tho s&tklie Ifcui. It I . -etiftaiaeti
that tk KjiNt4 trv? II
- rbo rwvrt ' ts TrwV&v o Jvt
rpNnl l.isaUc ArkMB k-t !.V
wfeou. atiScr -f Ukt, 4mt-l
the aylwta Sfl-tr svr &?
XTti mess. -ird ? tJS .
- A llilladeiph U Mur,tar..a ri"s
la a eabtegr-- fr.t lrip t.rw:
ordertag ll pair ot aika.v:w)c
dos'k. The Mtt dcvUssT 4K p m
j Wtlkle CIU ilh New Jrs?7 a
A rij;r s eiAiatarst :i a
i rvxrl ttxm Ca? CsJ furars lb
eAtr'i frxa aa old xwrsoti, frss-- 4..i
aKut 17t. tho la f wsj 3g
prii? "Adaaa. o tssnt; lrv
llaiied in lsMSirT. titst ar li va
hatr r.jd not a j-rii t
A cosvjktag -Iks1 Irssttwr I
brtt4y attack si 11 OMtoati of
uatilUplytag of tUU dUhsM a-n
table She Mr tWit tii grsttt
of the Amortoaa lab t
Init VArifttUttt. vartelj la fc.4 !..-
uecesarfly prssrlwdu a ovrtfUa -
- A tnarlde wnrVer d ltafctaa. fy
long sinix fotind a .Jii4 ttmn . 4
ImtssbKsl t a big bfc-A tf ! .
' sa.i.-bl. and hs. hod the getm set
out cttlting. in s. ha.vy res; ,
lp4daria mv UaX U.wtgi m ..
nrv unutl. Ihl t Uj ast mau . .
irl on rTcord.
-In vtfflc of the rssiaU-s l-t '
the ta tl nkW a tall Jtv ;
dog. and in iMM j4i. thej t44
t-urrency. A man g bttwaav -nad
for hi drink Ibruw on U i
i Inr gopher tatl. It i4.s ,-. Ut . x ,
la church to e, prnlri. 4og latu -
lato the csntrttwiHm lv. but . t ...
Nut loag Mgonn Itaitwa vuran.t -1
the wator-wwrk at l-ttie4, N H v
cetwd iiUtv that h had rsa ir, .3
into the Italian nrw) list at
se'.U'sl up ht tnali aCilrs aatt Ct i
for hi obi bono. Ask est why b-. tl
tn bre ami pay no nltrat.-. ',- ' 'c
draft, he nid tltal if ht 4td a-
nr dare to nitwn to lttJji -.
woald 1m) liable to nrrwl -ad ujm . . 4
-In riranlitg out th lower I. o'
tho ens Al lKn!iHas. ta I . ,
aking with wittw of tho iiMt tMdim al
ury unc rnw-hwads yet dlassvt
then went found a grnt ima) t r
shelU jdlcl in urh r. mnaax-r to
show that lb" N(.islrtkJ ma l
tlie Mrnl.e a a cniiMm tsrt of
fod 11e 3 ler t tho ditw . a si
to in the oldest lt.U,Alt rivi m -known
io ninii, "Hiet roUsM cr -t
jnalisl to 1 oer -lily Uhh.hJ '-.r
i 'ultunsl la::ie Jul like a rovi'
Vou crab a MMr ti mhi n It r v.-4
keep it all to yotirdf. and thH ! :n.s
me ttr not lelnc Ixiformtsl on ntalle'
of public latere-. " Huslniid ,li,,J
tny dear, I'll na.l th jM.per aloud if
ou wUh 11 tno ee 'Afiother ts
Hornr'M . don't rwid tha'
"riiw Progroas of ihe tjnmirftigti "
"1 don't cam for politic. '"I!
of th Hour." "Never mind
"Science Solve a IVoblem
hnto Mence. Mm. Tlptp Prty
- Iecriptlon of the l)rr.M ' '.,
read thaL' I'nhuttlfJiUi Itetant
A flghl letwe.n it rHttlennke and
a coach-whip, near Mcniltrle. IU. la
thu deribsl The ratl!eru.ke
watchM hU antagonist, btn riinbl not
obtAin nn opportunity to t"lke
Thinking that the crsuth-whlp did not
mean bulne, the rattler then leUirv
uncoibs! hlmeU nnd VftrleJ ii go.
when, quick n lightning, the whip
tnrted for hltn. eJnr him lm--k of
the u-ck. and wrapieI hftnef lightly
around hi l-Jy. In tea minutes the
coach-whip loUurely uncoiled himeU
anil glldtsl away into the underbmh. .
leatJng the Intter a rnx. of jelly,
quite dem! T)e rattlnke had r
t-rol rattles, nnd Ma a dangerous"
4l!(t, ll4 tu f.t resg rHsv
Tar Ar aaBMsf t jutm.
All of u have our etirlne t, th
Jnvidclble ctnleinpt In which we an
held by uur U.lld m-ntiir, wo ac.vjt
our preent with the Jr of a chW
Jeylng triby from hi retalRer.
Amusing indeed ..fs, u,m ,j s vbVch
lbs frowy old peilafoguesjlwitrajr tfeir
fHrg. aad childiahij lagea!u the
device to which Ihey haTe nxvu.-M. n
order to presrre Ulr atimption M
tbejr superiority brfvrn tber eonatry
I3en while dUguUing It befor- Ue for
eigner. Chlnesw etlqrrt b?p tb1.
for they en pt it or. ad off at planre.
and trust In lb foreigner not beiasJ
cut? eooujfb to fellow U rasdKrall'ma.
But aoraetlsies ea tb eer?gM4sJ
fornas are a aaarn t them.
On who was In the habit of Sejag
rrrcrentUlly hoj.l w'.f'.Xh fesam
afUr e:h dy mm. a&d inppni aft
tb Ihresvaoja to rUsra the ob-i
of his pupil, foasd tm pw
sodden seceity tor adjuatis; hie 4 a-,
and in doing p omitted th ca-iaeaaiy
fonnality kwk by the Isgtiiartly af
the proceed ia ih. forIger had Aw
euriity tot follow ih- v-ijr iavr tat
tree, and there aaw pvag a Chlaeee
Ting-eh'aJ. la whoe presr tJbs eU
Vaacher would sot s?aeJB kiaa-srif ew
doiag rrvtrAc l th f?reigar,
A mother kisdlj j.lpo-d du-4arl-
Cuiy his teacher to iia aad
pany hiza v a
"f n TiiiriihssJ
It la to sit ear 1- a
Chia-rac- dorisg -- -taewh-Jh4a Uassv
aeJc air paage .- ehargssd rHh s
pksdressw, . mztA W alkrwss that
the covrtewy tit !h Wss-vr pfpl wsw
cemsmmAmhfc- Hat the f-st teit aVsge-
ety. aMwUiaUac the
s perk aad . as
4acaa fee fee via lsatfc-t It
ese-ald aec ia Jact. eadar-
p-aeUci j realilk -paay ml
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