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The overworked business man of Ac
metropolis, to -whom the glare of red
"brick walls, the undulations of the
heated air above the hot gray pave
ments, the roar of of the street traffic,
and the rattle and bang of elevated
icars are sources of constant irritation,
.would find peace in the cool and quiet
shades on the banks of the Cattarau-
nnis. There is little current in the
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Ithe air are an occasional "chug," which
'follows the plunge of an overgrown
'frog, and the cheerful note of the red
jiringed blackbird as he sways up and
down on the limb of a willow. But no
tired man of business could appreciate
pleasures of such a solitude more than
the native-born Irvingite. Not that the
Irvingite becomes overworked and
:sighs for rest- Neither does he become
'overrested, for the extreme capacity for
Test of an Irving man has never been
tested. He appreciates the solitudes
(along the dead creeks because ho finds
there good places for still fishing. At
,all hours of the day and at most hours
.of the night during warm weather there
irfl tmf. a fnw men and bovs in various
Eatient attitudes of repose along the
anks of the Cattaraugus and the dead
At a bend in one of these creeks, not
very far from the big sand dunes, was
a bare-footed, tow-headed boy at dusk
Jsst night- He was dressed in a broken
fetraw hat, a gingham waist, and a pair
of brown jeans trotisers that were kept
in place when he was on his feet bya
single white cotton suspender. His
. feet were hanging down over the water
tis he sat on the sodded banks. He was
stringing common earth worms length
wise on a piece of white cotton twine
"by the aid of a darning needle. When
lie had surrounded a half a yard of tho
twine with the worms he tied tho two
ends of the twine together, aud then
doubled over the stringed worms till
they hung in a bunch like a tassel.
Around this he tied the end of a lish
line attached to a slender twelve-foot
" What arc you going to do with
"Ketch somo bullheads?"
"Where's your hook?"
"Don't need none."
"Don't need any hook!"
The boy swung the bunch of worms
out and lowered it into the water with
niit. a rinnlo near the root of an old
sycamore stump. In about a minute
he began to raise it very deliberately
out of tho water. When the end of tho
line reached tho surface a catfish was
hanging fast to the tassel of bait. The
fish clung to the bait whilo tho boy
slowlv swung it over the land and gavo
the pole a smart shako; then it fell on
the grass and flopped vigorously.
"Them bullheads is such dodblastcd
hogs they don't know when they've got
enough," the bov remarked.
Old John Heresy sat in the fish shanty
at tho mouth of the creek when he was
told of the exploit. He said: "Tho boy
was bobbing for catfish. His father
fnmn from .fersev where eels are as
plentiful as mosquitoes. They bob for
eels there, only they use yarn to string
the worms on "instead of twine. The
oels catch their teeth in tho yarn. The
bullheads hang on just as the boy said,
because they don't know enough to let
go. They keep trying to swallow the
bait- 1 can tell of another queer way
to catch bullheads. There was a chap
here from Down East last spring that
could give us all points on catching
fish. He was walking along on the
banks of tho dead creek out by that
sycamore stump one evening. It was
warmish like, and nothing stirring."
" 'Good timo to catch a string of
bullheads," said I. Guess Til get a
pole and try 'cm. Want a pole ?'
" ' Yes, you might bring me one,'
" With that he sat down on the grass
and took what I thought was a paper
of tobacco from his coat pocket, while
I started for the shanty. I was back
in ten minutes, and found three fine
fish lying on the grass with their
mouths slit open. How had he caught
them? With a thread and needle.
You don't bclievo that, do you? It's
genwy, engendered by improper food
and exposure during theirlong voyage,
and himself failing rapidly in health,
Behring sailed for homo without ex
ploring the discovered land. For
months the vessel wandered aimlessly
about until it was wrecked upon a
small island of almost barren rock
rising abruptly from the water. Hero
too crew passea me wim--., ouuu
upon fish and the fur-bearing seals and
other amphibious animals they were
able to capture. On this bleak isle,
where the roar of the surf beating
against its rocky cliffs never ceases, the
spirit of Behring took its flight. He
and many of his afflicted crew
buried mere oy meir
comrades before tne
true, though. In that bundle was a
spool of stout linen thread and a thick
needle about two inches and a quarter
long. He drew the end of tho thread
through the eye of the needle until ho
had end enough to whip half the length
of the needle, leaving the upper half
dear, and the point sticking up toward
the spool when the thread hung down.
Then he split a bullet half in two with
his jacknife, pressed it on to the thread
a foot from the nee.lle, turned over a
log and got a couple of worms, strung
one lengthways on the needleso that an
inch or so dangled loose, and dropped
it in. It required about two minutes
to get the job done and a fish biting."
"I should think the fish would drop
"So should I, but the fish swallows
the needle right down, aud whon the
strain comes on the line the point of the
needle is fetched up against the mouth
and the other end slewed around so the
needle was crossways."
"What were the "slits in tho mouth
"He cut the needle out after killing
the fish by a smart blow on the head."
As the law does not permit the use of
nets, tho fishermen tliat still remain
here use night lines. A strong cord
about the size of :i clothes line, and
long enough to reach across the creek,
is u-ed. Kvcry three or four feet a
stout, double eord. two feet long, with
a three inch hook at the bight, is at
tached to the big line. These hooks aro
baited with bits of beef liver or live
f rors. or beef itself. One end of the
big line is secured to tho root of a tree,
and the line is then stretched across the
creek. The line is raised twico a day.
Catfish from three to four feet long afe
frequently caught. They bring good
prices from farmers, who drivo long
distances to buy them.
Catfish when small are a superior pan
fish. The flavor, according to sonie ex
perts, is second only to tho trout. The
nones are not troublesome. The larger
fish are great favorites also among those
who know how to cook them. The
Irving method is to cut them into con
venient pieces and cover them with
water in a frying pan. When the fish
is pretty well cooked, tho water is
drainedofl and a gravy made of butter
and cream is poured over tho lish.
When this has been brought to a boil
the fish is sen ed hot. It is delicious.
Cor. N. Y. Swu
The Far Trade of Alaska.
n.tiirn of soriner and sunshine
gave them renewed vigor and hope.
Constructing then a rude craft from tho
timbers of their wrecked vessel, the few
survivors launcnea it uuuu ma un
known waters, and, turning the bow to
the westward, finally reached the Bay
of Avatscha, from which they had
started a year before. With them they
took the skins of the animals they had
slain, using them for clothiug and
klnlrW These nroved to be very val
uable, leading to the dispatch of several
vessels to tho islands of tho Aleutian
group in search of more. Thus began
the fur trado to the Pacific. The little
sea-"-irt island is known to the present
day lis Behring's Isle. This was fol
lowed by tho establishment of stations
for the fur trade on tho islands and at
various points on tho mainland. These
furs were chiefly procured by purchase
from the natives, and were all sent by
vessel to the town of Pctropavlovski,
in Kamtschatka, from which they wero
forwarded by dog sledges to Irkutsk, a
distance of :J,'I.W miles, i-rom mere
some were sent south l.SOO milos to ,
PL-in. China, and tho others wore for
warded across M.7C0 miles of dreary
waste to St Petersburg. The poorest .
navigators and least .scientific explorers
of the Pacific were the Russians and
Spaniards. Ono Kuglish voyage was
worth a dozen such as they frequently
made. Russians occupied the coasts
and islands of Alaska thirty years, en
tertaining the belief that from Mount
St. Eliaswcstward and nortwestward
to the coast ot Asia was a vast sea of
islands; while the Spaniards, after sev
eral voyages from Mexico to Alaska,
were unaole to draw a chart of tho
coastline with the least approach to
accuracy, it was leit ior tuts ccmuiamu
Captain Cook, who was dispatched by
England in search of the Straits of
AnTan, to demonstrate to the Russians
in 1778 that Alaska was a vast north
western projection of the continent,
fringod with thousands of islands great
and small, and to enlighten the
Spaniards upon the character of our
coast line, though only following tho
course pursued by their own vessels a
few years before.
Tho Alaskan fur trade was concen
trated in the hands of the Russian
American Trading Company by roya.
charter in 1781, and was expanded
gradually until there were forty sta
tions established on tho islands and
mainlands, with headquarters at New
Arlin.nrrol. or Sitka, as it is now called.
The charter was renewed in 18:W, and
expired finally in I860, and four years
later Alaska was purchased by the
United States. In 1870 the Govern
ment leased to the Alaska Commercial
Company the exclusive privilege o
catching fur seals in the new territory,
confining them to tho two islands of St.
Paul and7 St George, and limiting the
number of seals to be killed annually
to 100,000. This lease was for twenty
years, and has six years yet to run.
The yearly rental is $55,000 and 2 tax
upon each seal taken, not enough to
pay in the twenty years the purchase
price, though the company has realized
that sum many times over. The North
west Trading Company has stations at
various points, where are collected
furs of all kinds, and where they are
largely engaged in packing fish and
manufacturing oil. The fur-bearing
animals that abound, such as the wolf,
fox, beaver, ermine, marten, otter,
squirrel, bear, and the numberless
multitude of fur seals that swarm about
the rocks and islands of the coasts, fur
nish an annual supply of fur that is ex
ceedingly valuable. It was at first
feared that the destruction of 100,000
seals annually would result in their
practical extermination, but observa
tion proves the contrary to be the case.
Portland (Or.) West Shore.
Western Dressed Beer for tba East,
The trade in dead meats is rapidly
increasing. Its progress and success
interest every breeder, farmer and
feeder in the West; everything which
helps to supply the eastern and foreign
markets with cheaper and better meats
increases the demand. Several eastern
butchers have naturally opposed the
sale of western dressed meats as it in
terferes with their profits, and lowers
the price of meat there, and some news
papers have joined the cry without in
vestigation. A representative of the
Prairie Farmer has been through the
largest of the Chicago establishments
devoted to this business. Attached to
the rear of the immense slaughter-house
is a continuous series of stalls, each
about four by ten feet Doors at either
end communicate with the yard on one
side and the house on the other. Be
yond the first row of yards is an outer
rane for the reception of stock. We
found the yards filled with stock, all
choice, plump, fat animals weighing
900 pounds to 1,500 pounds each. Noth
ings visible to excite nervousness in the
cattle. The outer doors of the stalls aro
opened, one animal driven into each,
and the doors securely closed. A plank
walk extends along the top of the stalls,
upon which passes a skilled workman
who strikes the animal insensible with
What the Queen's Book is Not.
As the Queen's literary appreciation ii
so keen that she felt it presumptuous to
Bio-n her name in the journal of Sir Wal
ter Scott, it is doubtless in her power to
attain something higher than the very
commonplace level of the "Journal in
the Highlands." Almost all these bet
ter passages, however, appear to have
been suppressed. In the same way the
journal suggests an entirely mistaken
impression ly the prominence that is
given to John Brown. It is no doubt
natural enough that as Prince Albert
was the hero of tho first series'of leaves
from the Royal journal, so John Brown
should be the hero of the second, for
hoth series relate solely to the day
Condemned Jtu Death.
"Condemned to death!" Ever since
the Judge spok.e the awful words in tho
hush of the crowded court room they
have been ringi.ig in his ears. His
nerves had been strained to their ut
most tension when the words were
spoken, and they scorn to have been
burned iuto his brain. When lie closed
his eyes tho sentence stood out red,
where all. else was black. Whon ho
forgot himself for a moment he come
back with a start to a sense of bitter
recollection, as something seemed to
whisper in his car: "Condemned to
death." At first the time of execution
appeared mercifully far off, but day
after dav Dassed like the steady drop-
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spent bv the Queen in her Highland re- g. that woke the world to the en-
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treat. uuijuugiuHvu.i ..v. ...... .,.-
the casual reader would imagine that of
nil hftr subiects no statesman, scholar.
poet divine or man of letters held such
a hio-h place in the Queen's carnation
astCis Highland gillie. There is, of
course, a Roval journal in which John
Brown is not the central figure, but that,
for reasons of State cannot see the light,
which is somewhat unfortunate.
There is another great omission from
the Queen's new book. Everyone knows
how keenly her Majesty sympathizes
joyment of life and beauty, merely for
him tinged the stone watts with gray
and gave a more fearful significance to
tho words that haunted him "Con
demned to death."
He wakes in the middlo of the silent
night and sits bolt upright with the
overwhelming pressure of some (inde
finable fear upon him. He asks him
elf: "What is it?" "Where am I?"
He must have had a horrible dream,
lie must wake himself. He will laugh
at this when sleep has completely left
him. Rut as he arouses himself he sees
A Scientific Bridegroom.
Sir John Lubbock is a justly dis
tinguished English scientist He is the
member of a wealthy London banking
firm, but ho has devoted all his spare
time to investigations into the opera
tions of nature, and his contributions to
a knowledge of the world we live in are
of the very highest value. Attention is
attracted to him just now because of his
marriage to a beautiful young girl a
Miss Fox Pitt, the granddaughter fcot a
Sir John is fifty years of age, ex
tremely homely, and is a martyr to the
gout The fashionable world is won
dering what his attaction can be to a
rich, beautiful, young noble woman.
The bridegroom's most notable recent
feat is the experiments he has under
taken to teach a dog to read. He has
trained an animal to distinguish be
tween written cards. One of these, for
instance, has tho words "1 want to
eat" or "1 want to drink," or "I
would like to ero out." and the like
These cards are all alike except the
lettcrinc. ami the dog can indicate his
wishes by picking up some particular
card and bringing it to his master. Sir
John Lubbock also thinks it is feasible
to teach certain animals to talk, or,
perhaps, it would be more correct to
say, to givo somo indication by the
sounds they can utter of what they
want done." By cultivating the vocal
organs and the"intelligence,he suspects
that in the course of generations,
horses, dogs and other large brained
animals may develop niarvelou-iy in
the direction of what might be called
the language of beasts. All the won
derful 'varieties of dog have been
evolved, it is supposed, from some va
riation of the wolf. In view of the prog
ress they have made, what might not be
expected if the education of a particular
breed of dog was continued generation
after generation by some of the wisest
scientists of the age? In studying the
ways of ants, Sir John lubbock discov
ered somo facts which make him think
that these wonderful little insects havo
a rudimentary religious sense. That is
to say, they have an object of worship.
The god of their admiration is a pe
culiar kind of black ectlc. He found
in every large colony of ants that this
beetle was given luxurious quarters and
attended to with as much care as pa
gans usually give to their senseless
idols. At any rate, the hypothesis is a
curious one, but it has not yet been ac
cepted by the scientific world. Demo
One night last week Rev. Mr.
Brook, of Leadville, heard a burglar
operating at his door. He went to the
door in his night clothes, and, silently
turning the key in the lock turned the
knob easily and suddenly opened the
door wide, and stood face to face with
the would-be burglar. "Good morn
ing, sir," said the roverend gentleman;
"walk right in, walk right in, and,
make yourself at home." For &
moment the robber stood speechless
gazing at the apparition. Then bis
hair began to rise, and, giving a fright
qned screech, he Ieapeda fence and dis-'
appeared. Denver, (CW.) News.
m . m
Both Houses of the Swedish Earn
ItMnpnt. havA Tiassed a bill riosuHO
the continent of America, and namedit jmblic houses on Sunday ttanugitous
For years Spain, by her possession of
Mexico and Central America, dominated
the Pacific and enriched herself with
the commerce of the Indies. In vain
England and other powers sought lor
some other route into the Pacific than
the long and dangerous one around
Cape Horn. There existed at that time
a general belief among geographers
that from Hudson's Bay or the North
Sea, as the Arctic Ocean was then
called, and which was considered easily
accessible from the Atlantic, there
must be a passage into the Pacific,
which was known as the Straits of
Anian. Diligent search on the Atlan
tic side, and occasional voyages in the
Pacific, failed to reveal sucn a geo
graphical feature. At last, in 1728, a
Kussian expedition under Behring
sailed through the straits which now
bear his name, without being aware
that they were out of the open sea.
In 1741 Behring, after a long voyage
in search of the American coast, sighted
the snowy crest of this giant peak, the
first glimpse the great explorer had of
a single blow, either with a "spear or
a hammer. The "spear" is a long,
heavy iron bar, with a chisel blado
at one cud. Raising this above the
animal ho instantly severs the spine at
its junction with the skull. If tho ham
mer is used, a singlo blow in the fore
bead is effective. As the animal falls
the door is opened into the slaughter
house and the carcass is drawn in. A
finishing blow is given with a heavy
hammer to mako doubly sure that no
life remains, and the nextinstantamau
thrusts a long, sharp knife through tho
breast opening tho great artery direct
ly above the heart An attendant
catches the spouting blood in a largo
uan and empties it into a barrel. An
other skillful hand strips tho skin from
tho head and severs it from the neck.
The carcass is then elevated by chains
and a steam windlass. Hero it is
skinned, dressed, and cut in halves,
which arc run off to tho rear portion of
ihe room where they hang until the
animal heat has escaped, after which
they arc suspended in the cold-room.
A moment's observation shows that
everything is done with the utmost
order and regularity. Passing down
the long floor from one carcass to the
next, tho workmen acquire perfect dex
terity, never making a iaise or useless
motion. The skillful arc paid from
Si00 to Sltij per mouth. Absolute
neatness prevails. So thoroughly is tho
place scrubbed and cleaned every day
that no taint or unpleasant odor is per
ceptible any time of year.
There is no waste product Tho
cheeks are canned, the horns and hoofs
Steamed and pressed flat for making
combs and various other articles; the
shank-bones aro sold to cutlers for
handles. Sausage cases arc made from
tho entrails. Tho suet, marrow, and
all loose fat are melted at a low heat,
and the strained oil sold to makers of
oleomargarine, the greater part being
exported. The blood, offal and rem
nants of flesh and bones are made into
various valuable fertilizers.
Above tho cold-rooms arc lofts filled
with ice, by means of which an even
temperature of thirty-six degrees is
maintained through the year. It is
claimed that meat can be kept at this
temperature for an indefinite poriod
without iujurious change. Tho cars in
which it is shipped are supplied witn ice
wliich keeps a uniform temperature.
About 15,000 beeves are thus slaugh
tered daily in Chicago for this trade,
and this amount will be increased to
4,u0'J as soon as the facilities now in
arogress are completed. Large num
bers of sheep aud swine are also killed,
preserved aud shipped. If the business
continues to increase as it has during r
year past similar establishments will
bo erected at Kansas City and other
Tho advocates of this system claim
the following advantages: Superior
healthfuluess, as the animals arc
slaughtered before they are fovered by
a long railroad journey; and better
flavor is acauired bv hanging unfrozen
in a uniform low temperature. One
refrigerator car will carry the dressed
quarters of as many animals as would
fill two cars when alive, and in the
latter case they would require care,
yardage and feed. Prairie Farmer.
"Old Si" on Walking Matches.
Old Si had accomplished ono or two
extra errands and was disposed to call
attention to an ingrowing nail on one
of tho toes of his off foot
"Speaking of toes and heels and such
soleful subjects, what do you think of
walking matches, old man?" chipped
in the sporting reporter.
"Well, I ain't got much stuck yit on
dese hcah cirkussort o' walkin' matches
you young men's is habin' ronn' town,
"but walkin' matches is mightily favor
ite wid me ef dey is only do right kin
er ones. An i se pow iui sorry x uoan i
see mo' fokes cntcrin' inter dem dan I
dose dese days."
-"Well, what kind of matches do you
"Fustly, I likes to seo men whar's
(gt good sichcrwashuns an' am trusted
wid udder fok's money walkin' strate
for'ard an' tryin' ter see which kin
walk the mos' uprightly. Do man
jwhar goes in fcr dat, squar heel an?
'toe, six da'8 ebray week, won't nebber
be 'poted in de papers for walkin' outer
town alter dark an' bo'din er frate
trane at er water-tank!"
"Good enough! What else?"
"Den I likes ter see dese men whar
is all us tryin ter see how menny laps
dey kin make roun' all do bar-rooms in
town widout restiu' in ono oh dem ter
take er drink. De man whar keeps
pilin' up his sko' in dat walk won't
nebber be heer'd ob walkin' ter de
stashun house wid er ligger 8 gait
twixt de police fer bectin' ob his wife
er 'glectin' ob his chillun."
"An I likes ter seo all de big men an
bankers dat keeps do people's konfi-
denec an' moncvwalkoutfrum'mongst
de gamblers an' break intererrunw'en
dey pass by do grab-bag ob specker
lashun. Ef dey do dat dey'U be
mightily tickled w'en dey sees dere
rikord on do k'-bode of Heaben! I tell
yer, boss, dem's de walkin' matches dat
we wants ter make pop'la now days,
an' w'en I sees er man dat I knows is
doin' his laps an' his miles in all ob dem
contes' yer' 11 purty soon ketch me close
up ter de pool-box dumpin' my munney
fer tickets wid his namo spelt on 'em in
Jbig red letters!"
Satisfied that this outburst would de
instead of the usual Saturday night
moral lecture, the old man closed his
eyes and went off into a go-as-you-please
afternoon-nap. Atlanta Constitution.
with all the sorrows of
There is no railway collision, no mining the ierriblo letters liko phosphorescent
accident, that does not call forth ready j hail(lwritmir on the wall of his cell, and
expressions oi woiuaiiy .'!'"". "" ne falls back aghast as if struck by an
unseen hand. Whichever way he turns
public spirited patriotism is no less no
torious. Yet if we were to judge from
this journal alone we might almost im
agine that the slaughter of whole regi
ments of her own subjects in the Zulu
nsunnuipn moved her less deeply than
ont him. With a groan he sinks on.his
ird bed. Tho grim reality is more
arful ban the dreadful dream. Ho
aa tii frrort. to sleen. if uossihlo.
tho fate of the young French udveuturer j Th(J (jjstant "bells, which tell to others
who was speared in a quarrel in which
he had no concern. In like manner, the
Roval interest in the success of the cam
paign in Egvt seems to bo overshadowed
by "he mother' concern in the safety
of the Duke of Connaught All this is
natural enough, and when it is remem
bered that these entries are but frag
ments representing the personal and do
mestic side of the Queen's life, they do
no harm. But everyone will not make
that allowance, and the impression
mado bv these entries will not be good.
Most unfortunate of all the omissions,
however, is the almost entire absence of
nnv reference to the interest which her
MajcsU is known by all to take in the j in0rselc-sly on.
ooor. In her drives about a country
where thousands of the poorest crofters
live in wretched kennels, hardly fit for
cattle, her Majesty carefully refrains
from allowing a single outburst of
shame aud indignation at the misery
and degradation which such lodging in
volves to appear in her published diary.
This might not have attracted so much
attention if it had not been that her
Majesty has printed two passages in
which she does make some reference to
the very wretched little huts in which
she fouud her subjects living. But in
these instances although declaring that
she can hardly believe that the cottages
tho hour of the niirht, toll out to nun
"Condemned to death, condemned to
At last tho very rythm of the words
in his ear brings on a troubled slumber.
But what must be the dreams of a
wretch sent to sleep with such a hide
ous lullaby? He dreams, perhaps, of
tho man in the room of ever-closing
walls that at last crush him to death.
Ho sees himself in a narrow passage,
from which there is no escape. An iron
grating -shoves him toward the other
end. As he nears it he sees in his path
way an open grave. He grasps tin; iron
frame work that is sending him re-
He puts fortu his
strength, but it avails nun Homing.
The next move will be tiie lat. He
flings himself against the wall anil
shrieks for help. The grave fades from
his sight and he finds himself grasping
the iron bars of his cell. He draws
a breath of intenso relief, but the next
iustaut begins the dread refrain:
"Condemned to death."
He has his wild and fruitless dreams
of escape and then the madness of self
destruction makes him for the moment
insane. There are the hours of unutter
able despair whon ho sits on his bed
with his head bowed and his fingers
tangled in his hair. He listens with a
dulf. mechanical agony to the .foot-
on the siono
she I slops of the death-watch
tho ! floor outside, and they se
ii'aro nio-int for human habitation, she
seems to treat them rather from tho ! floor outside, and they seem to slowly
artistic point of view, as blots on the creak the words: "To death, to deatfi.
lanUSCZlUU. UIUU i Hai;fa''" ..wtu ti iij.im
aloud for the attention of the social re-
former. Of course the Queen must .
have felt a strong desire to sec tho con
dition of these people improved. Un
fortunately the entries expressing that
anxiety are omitted from the published
diary, "although to have made room for
them we could well have spared
somep ages of the Royal itinerary,
or even the description of the
upholstery of the bedrooms in Dunrobin
Castle. On tho whole, therefore,
although it shows a gracious disposition
on the part of her Majesty to take her
people into her confidence so far, we
are inclined to believe that, unless she
could have taked them still further, it
would have been more judicious not to
have published a diary from which all
the most important entries had to be left
out Pall Mall Gazette.
A new fruit, "loquat" introduced
in California, where it is highly es
teemed, is a native of Japan or China.
Tho tree is an evergreen, with large,
oval, coarsely-toothed leaves. The
fruit grows in clusters, each plum re
sembling a miniature bell-flower apple,
and is from an inch to an inch and a
hah! in diameter. It is bright yellow,
with a pleasant, sour flavor, tough,
smooth skin, and contains two large
seeds. The tree is very hardy. San
Mr. A. W. Harmon, of Savannah,
Ga., has a team of gray horses which
has taken the one hundredth bridal
couple to the nuptial ceremonies.
Tar mixed with fisn oil is recom
memded as-a splendid remedy for hard
rtrittle feet in animals. Trou Times,
Origin of the Hohenzollerns.
The dynasty of the Hohenzollerns in
Prussia has a greater antiquity thau any
other of the chief reigning houses of
Europe; for, although they did not re
ceive their sceptre at the hands of Sigis
mond until the early part of the Fif
teenth Century, they have transmitted
it, without interruption and without
dispute, during the whole subsequent
Eeriod. How diflcrent within that time
ave been the fortunes of many other
royal houses! In England the succession
has been so often changed by force and
by law that the principle of hereditary
right is become a mere tradition of Tory
jurists. The quarrels of rival pretenders
in Spain have wasted the splendid
legacy of Ferdinand and Isabella. The
Bourbons have twice acquired aud
twice lost the throne of France. The
ancestors of the Romanoffs had just be
come domiciled in Russia as subjects of
the Tartar Czars, the Turks were still
besieging Constantinople, and the fam
ily of Hapsburg-Lorraine had not en
tered the peerage of Europe, when
BurgTavc Frederic of Hohenzollern
became Margrave anil Elector of Bran
denburg. The family take their name from the
heights of Zollern Hohen-Zollern the
ancestral seat in the Suabian Alps; and
they first appear in positive history
about the time that the Emperor Henry
IV. was making his penitent pilgrimage
to the papal court at Canossa. Beyond
this all is conjecture. But conjecture
is free; and while the loyal and learned
Dr. Cernitius. the first biographer of
the race, connects his heroes with
the noble Italian family of Colonna,
the Elector Albert Achilles, more am
bitious and less prudent, boldly placed
his ancestors among the fugitives who
followed Eneas from Troy. As a myth
this is perhaps as good as any other;.
but the historian can trace the house
back safelv only about eight hundred
years, or to the middle of the eleventh
century. A hundred years later the
Count of Zollern became, bya fortunate
marriage, Burggrave of Nuremberg.
The family thus reunited extensive
possessions throughout Germany; and
though not Electors, the Counts were
grandees, and powerful grandees, of
the Empire. What their own contem
poraries thought of them is fortunately
not known fortunately, because it
leaves their p'anegyrists at liberty to
ascribe to them all'manner of virtues
fidelity, moderation, courage, piety,
i even learning; while it is notorious that
tli.nr nniirlilinTM vpn hmwlinnr ;mil
dissolute narons, robbing peasants and
traders, flaying Jews, and transferring
their feudal allegiance with politic
fidelity from one pretender to another
in the Empire, lint the remarkable
virtues of this family were not long pre
served under the control of a single
head. The two tons of Frederic, first
Burggrave of Nuremberg, made a
partition of their inheritance, one of
them retaining Nuremberg aud the
burggraviate; the other, the older pos
sessions in Suabia. It is from the first
of these that the present royal family
of Prussia is descended, the "line being
represented early in the fifteenth cen
tury by Burggrave Frederic VI. Her
bert 2'uttlc, in Harper's Magazitie.
In addition to the nine skeletons al
ready found buried on the site of an
ancient dance-house at Jesus Maria,
Calaveras, County, Cat, four more,
making the number thirteen, have been
discovered. It is generally conceded
that they were all murdered and placed
therefor concealment San Francisco
At times it is impossible for him to
believe that he, who is sound m health
and limbs, robust and full of vigor. with
not an ailmeut that he knows of. a man'
in the prime of life, with energy,
strcmnh. well- all that goes to make
life worth living that he is caged here,
helpless like a rat in a trap, waiting
till at a signal he will be a quivering,
inert mass. Then he faces his cell and
raves and curses all mankind. Tho
knowledge of the uselessncss of this
forces itself upon him and he becomes
calm ao-ain. His thoughts turn to tho
one an3 ouly channel that can give re
lief. There is but ono ray of light that
enters the cell of the condemned
Religion. He has doubtless given little
reganl to it in former life, but now he
realizes that it alone can dull the
o-hastly significance of the dismal echo
m his ears, "Condemned! condemned
to death." Detroit Free Press.
The Boy and the Bag.
There arc few sights more suggestive
of hopeful patience than that of a boy
sittin"- on a bag of wheat that has fallen
from Tiis horse. He starts to mill joy
ously. The groat event in the life of a
youn"- country boy is to be entrusted
with a milling expedition. Ho sleeps
verv iittic me nigiituuiuiu m jwuluuj,
SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
There are two thousand soheol
teachers in Arkansas, eight hundred of
whom are eolured. A" lburg fo.il.
An 'article in the G'mre'nnan by
Bishop Co-e, of Western New York,
concludes favor of giving the Pro
testaut Episcopal Church in tlw Uuit d
States the name of tho Apo .tolic Church
An interesting Sunday-school con
vention was held in Waterbury, Conn.,
recently. It appearo I from tne report
that, in tho State thcro were 1,037
schools; 18.152 officers and teachers;
134,019 scholars. Total membership,
A New York real estate man esti
mates the wealth of Tri.Vity Church at
S200.000.000. He says it is certainly
as rich as the Vanderbilts. and has a
steadier line of prolit Ue.s:de its im
mense property in the eitv it holds mort
gages on several hundre I Episcopal
Churches all ovor the country. V. Y.
Underlying the forty-one acres
within tho enclosure of (Jirard College
walls, Philadelphia, thcro are :V"i00 lcet
of tunnel, intersecting almost every part
of the grounds. At distances of one
hundred feet apart tlicre are gas gets,
which are lighted by electricity. The
tunnels are use 1 for the pipes which
c:wrv the steam ami hot water to tho
elevea iuildings on theground. Phila
At the annual meeting of Friends
recentlv held in England, Mr. Rtifus
King. oMIaltiinore. obtained the sanc
tionof the society for religious work in
the south of l-'rance. Mount Lebanon,
Australia. Tasmania, and Now Zealand."
Mr. IsaacSharpe returned Ids certificate
after a seven years' mission, and gave
encouraging accounts of his work in
Africa, Australia, and the adjoining
islands, Madagascar, the I Tni ted States,
Canada, Indian Territory, and Mexico.
Mr. Sharpe's certificate was renewed for
work in Norway.
A comparative statement of the
various colleges, compiled by Mr. Tay
lor Payne, shows that Harvard nas
thirty-two professors and twenty-three
lecturers, instructors, tutors, etc.,
making a total of fifty-live. Princeton
come next with twenty eight professors
and six lecturers, tutors, etc., making a
total of thirty-four. Yale follows with
twenty professors, and ten lecturers,
tutors, etc., total thirty. Then follows
Columbia with a total of twenty-nine;
Amherst, twenty-four, aud Brown and
Wesleyau nineteeu each.
The Church of the Latter Day
' Saints, commonly known as Mormons,
of Fall River, Mass., is an active or
gani'ation, and is busily pushing its
missionary operations. Its member
ship at present is 125, one-third of whom
are native-born, the rest mainly of En
glish origin. Elder John Gilbert who
! resides in Fall River, is the general mis
sionary agent for Rhode Island, Con
necticut and Massachusetts. The soei
etv at Plaiuville. iu tho vicinity of New
Bedford, is reported to bo very flourish
ing and mostly composed of native-born
members, and the one at Little Comp
ton, li. L, is also composed mostly ol
the same clas. In that section the suc
cess of the saints U reported very en
couraging, baptisms by immersion be-in"-
frequent. Thcsepeople aromonog
amists and do not harmonize with thr
Mormons in Utah. Boston Post.
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l. H. Henry.
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Furniture, Chairs, Bedsteads. Bu
reaus, Tables. Safes. Lounges.
&c, Picture Frames and
tSTIiepairina of all kinds of Upfmbteiy
.ai:vi:i. i-i , -le- harp
li . el ink. Ivil"li"ti .fli
i.C.SXil'.acS. l..-il4r pap.r. l.egtl eap,
l.li.n It li-ket, l.ookin"i;Ia-e.
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.Muiie loe-. M i.iiii'-. Mul"elii
i IIP-. .tli'Utll rtllil. H'-iiiiiri'iiiiiiin,
Mil le l.ui'k-. Mli-u li
oil, M it-. M..il raloi
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Mrr-. M icuine
M.Jules Ferry, in a brilliant speech
in the French Chamber recently, showetl
that the rage of building had been de
veloped to monstrous uorportions in
Paris, and $10,000,000 "had been ex
pended during the last sLx years.
so active is his mind concerning tno
prospective trip. His father helps him
on the horse, and he sits on the bag as
proud of his position as a king is of his
throne. Evory object along the lonely
road interests him. He plucks the bloom
from the dog-wood and almost falls off
when the horse reaches around to bito
him-elf. He rides into a creek to let
the horse drink and spits at tho min
nows that swim around. After he goes
up the bank, on tho opposite side of tho
stream, and pursues his course along
the road, he notices with alarm that
the bao is slipping to one side. He
sits still further over to make the bag
balance, yet ho is not satis
lied, for it keeps sliding to one
sido and, at last it falls ofl. He ran
not restrain his tears, and though he
knows that he can not lift one end, yet
he tugs at the bag. The old horse
snorts, nibbles the grass and lashes tho
boy ncross tho eyes with his tail.
"Whoa, you old fool!" and tho discon
solate little fellow weeps afresh. He
can not leave the bag, fearful that some
one will steal it. Ho must wait the
tardy coming of a passer-by. I lo hoars
the sound of hoofs and he listens in
tently, whilo the swelling buds of his
hopo burst into full bloom. He is
doomed to disappointment, for the horse
hs no rider. Thunder rumbles in the
distance and ho will get wet. At last
he sees an old negro coming -nf
His heart beats high with hope. Hie
M Tiocrrn slims ftsitlo and takes a by-
pafch. "Tho boy shouts. The old negro
does not hear him. Another hour, that
seems an age draws itself alon. He
hears a va"on. He is almost wild with
joy. The iTriver, though a surly fellow,
lifts the bag up, and the boy, happy
nnd thanktul, is rescued just at a time
when he does not think that he could
stand it a moni&t longer. Arkansaw
The Strong Rooms or the World.
Strong room is the standard English
name for what in this country is termed
largo vault for storage of valuables,
fluch'a.s cash, bonds, plates, etc. I like
iio trnoil old English name of strong
room, and so I will use it as applying
to safe deposit vaults tho world over.
I have visited many of them both sides
of tho water, aud all my life sinco boy
hood has been spent in looking after
them. Less than twenty years ago all
the strong rooms in this country which
were used for storage of cash, bonds,
and so forth, belonged to the banks
and bankers, and wero a part of ther
usiness machinery. Since that time
safe deposito companies have been
established, and they aro now numer
ous in this country, having larger and
better strong rooms than the bankers
aver had. No one will ever know how
many million dollars worth of valu
ables are stored in one of these great
safe de-tosito companies, for each cus
tomer has his own special lock-up
within the great central strong room,
and keeps his own keys and counsel. I
shall be asked who is responsible to de
positors for safe keeping of all these
treasures, and I reply, tho company is
responsible for the exercise of due care
and diligence in tho work it has under
taken, and what is demanded of it in
these premises would have to bo sot
tied in the courts if anv dispute in the
matter should arise between a loser
and the safo company. London tr.
Hoston Commercial Bulletin.
It is a wise man who knows hi
own business." Yes, and it is a wiser
man who devotes his wholo timo to at
tending to it. Ar. Y. Mail.
A person being asked what was
meant by realities of life, answered:
"Real estate, real money, and a real
good dinner, none of which can be
realized without real hard work. Chi
What is the difference between a
woman who decks herself in many
knots of ribbon, and one who patiently
endures misfortune? One wears hei
bows and the other beara her woes
At a boarding-school ono evening.
a young Spaniard, who had just begun
the study of English grammar, wished
to be helped to sonic boiled tongue.
"Miss," ho said to the girl who sat at
the opposite side of the table, "I will
thank you to pass mo the language.
"I want a sign," said a young man,
stepping into a painter's shop. "What
sort of a sign?" asked tho artist of the
brush. "A sign of rain." "All right.'
replied the painter, as he dashed a pail
of cold water over the would-bo jokist.
Jersey City Herald.
So you think your sonsmokes, Mrs.
Jones?" "I'm sure of it, Mrs. Brown;
I've found pieces of tobacco in his
pockets." "Dear me! dear me! I'm
sorry. My son has no bad habits; I
never lind anything in his pockets but
cloves and coffee beans." Zanesville
A German clock dealer sold a small
clock to an IrSii woman, but ho had
scarcely left the house when she turned
it bottom upward, and a wire dropped
from its position, causing tho clock to
strike without intermission. Thereupon
she ran after him, and complaiuingly
said: "dure, an' it's cryiu' afther yo
ahead. iV. Y. Ledger.
"Father," said a young limn who
had charge of the paragraph depart
ment of a college magazine, "Falstatl
was a very fat man, wasn't ho?"
"Yes." "He was what you might call
corpulent, wasn't he?" "Yes, he was
corpulent." "Corpulence sounds big,
but it can bo spelled with four letters,
cn'tit?" "No, it can't. Have you
lost all your sense?" "O, yes, it can.
What's the matter with o b c t?" Tho
father will bring suit against the col
lege for dwarfing his son's mind. Ar
Two Sides to a Sentiment:
When two-year-old May Ulossom
(tomes down In clear white dress,
And runs to ttnd "Jear Auntie,"
And claims her &weet caross.
Then Auntie takes up Blossom.
And her eves they Krow and gblne,
"O! pretty baby blossom.
If you were only uiiiiol'
Whn Blossom. In the pantry.
Hi-rh mounted on a chair.
Has nibbled at the leinsr.
Till half the cake is bare.
Then Auntie puts down BIoMom.
And her eyes they slow and shine;
"Ol naiiuhty baby Blossom.
"Mister," said a wizen-faced man
to an uptown druggist, "gimme a
quarter's worth o' prussicacid, please.
"Prussic acid!" yelled the druggist,
"why, man, it is a deadly poison.
What do you want with prussic hu"1?
"Don't wantnothin' witli prussic acid,
replied the man; -want essence of va
lerian. Other night man axed fur va
lerian out in Pittsburgh an' got prussio
acid Didn't want to git none o that
myself, so I thought ef I axed fur Aat
Pd git valerian." He got the thing
he wanted. N. Y. News.
Buckeye Mower, combined, Self
Binder, wire or twine.
Pumps Repaired on short noliro
ISTOne door wet or Hcini.V Ilrur
Store, ltth Street. Co!iiml-i.. Neb-
Mt'l'DI.IX ror seWiui; nricliiue. Note
aC4aA.!i. Oil lor seuinic machine,
Oru'tn !tiol.". Orpin ent.
i:F?IO3(?A!.K. l-.et-ire-., -tilu
l.hiek-. 1'iv-eii'-. Iietliri"hnn!i, l'laiio-,
iVii". l..petrie-i, I'eneil-, I'urxe-.. l'ol-i-h
!ir furniture, l'.iuiphlete.i-.es, Paper
cutter-, I'.iper r.i-t-nei', I'ti'lure pili"
zi . l'iiture rr.it'i i ek I b.mk-i,
le: lur.iery Hid li rilfu. r e.i.-e-. I'iper
r tek.. ! lien ii i I r-.
!C:WAKI uiiN, itllbbei b.HN. liub
herdoIN. iM'IIOOI. book'., Sewing -taiiils. School
S.ttvhel.i. Slate-. Sten-u -ope- and pic
tures, Sei.p lionLt. S-rp pictures,
Sew in;; machine needles. Scholar's companion-,
specie pur-e. Simrini; toy
canaries. Sleds for boy. Shawl straps,
'I'KliKM'Ol-IX Toys or all kinds,
children's Trunks, Thermometers,
Tooth brushes (, folding). Tea sets for
irI,Ti.td chc-t. for bo -. Ten-pin -els
tor bo , Tooth pick-, I'in toys.
YlOI.IiVS and .-triiis;-, V.i-es.
kets. Waste ba-kets.
ans. Work bas-
case), Webster's dictionaries. Weather
.'la--es. Work boxe-. Whip- Tor boys.
Wagons for boys, What-nots, Wooden
Third Boor North ol "Holier House."
14 E" m m
n EL Pa
It varranttd to v-nr lonpr. fit
t"ie form ncMT. Riul Kl Letter
-ati.furtiun th-in lU.y ot'ierCor-eJ
In the market, or jirico lall will
l mfiin-W. Trei'!iriinentor
Chlcn: l-t phTsiruui" bkooiiv-
pany eaihCorwt. ITk, feUO a"J uwaru. ask jour
merchant fr them- ....-..... .
ROTHSCHILD, JOSEPH ft CO.,
Msmi'actun:rs.2W &.Z1Z li-u.u,!h fct-.O.i..sKO.
Tar aali by
foir the working class
Send 10 cents Tor postage,
ami we will mail you free
a roval, valuable box ot"
sample good- that will put you in the way
of making mo:e inonev in a few days than
you ever thought p i ible at anv bu.-i-i:e$s.
Capital not re..:ired. e will
start you. You can work all the time or
iu spa're time only. The work is univer
sally adapted to both -ee-. voting and
old." You can easily earn frmn .".itcent- In
4.1 eery twniir.'. 1 ali who lit
work iifav te-t the bu-ine--, we make
ihi- unparalleled offer; to all whoare not
rll s-ati-ticd we will send $1 to pay Tor
th.- trouble of writing 11-. Ki:ll pmicu
lai .-. directions, etc., sent tree. Foi tune
will be made bv those who give their
whole time to tile work. (Jreat siieee.-s
ah-olutclv sure. Ilnn't delay. Mart now.
Addre-s ti.n!on t Co , l'oriland, .Maine.
The Old Man's Kcaicdj.
Young man (denarting for college-
Well, father, good-bje. You maj
expect to hear from me often, and 1
trust that on my return you will find
that I have not been uuraindful of your
self-sacriliciiig efforts to provide m
with an education. Good-by!
Father (with emotion) Good-by,my
Young man (three months after.
Arrivl i"-from college) Ah, Governor,
howdedo? Delighted to see you.
J3ah Jove. Beastly wcathaw this, dont
you-know? How's the folks. Doose
riahd to get home, etc.
TheId gentleman thinks of bnug
Ingiuit against the college. Jt M
.But a Grrand Success.
V 1'. HltlC HAM'S Al'TOM ATIC
X ter Trough for stock.
II e reTers to
everv man who nan 11 111 use an uu i
leave orders at (Jeorge 1 ales, opposite
Livery and Feed Stable.
Is prepared to furnish the public wfth
geod team-, bugsrie" and earriaires for all
occasion-, e-pecially for funerals. Al-o
eouduets a h1 stable. 44
1-LATTK CKNTKR NKI1.,
I he best accommodation for the travel
ing public guaranteed. Food goud, aud
plenty of it. Ceils cleau and comfortable,
charges low, a.- the It. west. KJ-y
Send six cents for
iree, a costly box of
goods which will help you to more money
rigui .iw.tv than anything else in this
um I.i. All, of cither sex, succeed from
lirrt hour. The broad road to fortune
open- belore the worker.-, absolutely
sure. At once address, Tkuk & Co.,
I State A Monroe SU.. Chicago-.
U'lll ut.1 naU lO DY 4J tlW
lof iMtretorau. SolU. Cf. B.I".
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For all disease- caused by the over-u-e
oi 'obaeco or lii-uor. This remedy is par
ticularly ettlcarioiiH in averting palsy and
delirium tremens. Trice $1.00 pe- ' o,
six boxes $." 00.
We Cuarantee a Cure, or agree to re
fund double the money paid. Certificate
iu each box. This guarantee applie- to
each of our live Specifies. Sent by mull
to am addres-. secure from observation,
on receipt of price. He careful to mention
the number of Specific wanted. Our
-pecUics are only recommended for -pe-citic
di-eases. Ceware of remedies war
ranted to cure all these di-eases with one
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De E. CWrar'a Nnm-; ako Bbai-s Txzat
Kztt, a Buaranteod epecilic for Hysteria, llirzl
tjesa. Con-mlflions, Fitt. Norrons. enraJgia.
Headache. Nervous Prostration cnuscd by the usa
Df alcohol or tobacco. Wakefulnow. Mental JJ6
preouon. Boftening ot the Brain rcsolUn in ln
tanitr nnd leading to misery, decay and deatli.
Premature Old Agr, Barronnesa, Lo or power
In either nor. Involuntary Losses ftndHoermat
orrhcea caused byovor-oxertioa oC thobnun.selx
abaseor over-indulgence. Each box contains
one month's treatment. $1 JXJ a box, or tix boxo
foriOO. sent by mail prepaid on receiptor pnea.
ITS GFAKASTEE SIX BOXES
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send the purchaser our Ttritten guarantee to re
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cure. Guarantees issued onby by
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