Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 05, 1886, Page 12, Image 12

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Chjico Chunks C.p Tact pnd Fiction for Eail-
road Men.
The IjlelitnhiK K.xprcsn anil a NlRliton
the Itnll A French Air Olpnvrr
Capability ol' KiiKlnccrs
Otlicr Itcinn.
A Mglit Ulilc l j Hull.
Iti mull Ilixxl fii ( / ifIfif / niifinn ,
. Into the night wo Hew , llnough the
great plains brondcnlni ; far
To the south ot bills and the ninth of sea ? ,
low under moon nnd star.
And wec.iied with n midnight shriek the
slumbcilnt : haunt * of men ,
Dived Into HIP gloom of foicstswhliled out
by nverand fen ;
On nnd away , and over nwny , tlnongh Iho
ntL'hl Hue a movlnc Hume ,
Till the folk have n dllleient speech and the
lands have another iininol
We hnd left the cloud In oar wake , the sky
had been ,
Dtit hero was the union stood still , and the
world went wlldeilng past ;
And then- grew such a sense of space , like a
prisoner's suddenly freed.
In that siiimbeious rest of motion , safe borne
on the wlnjjs of speed ;
And the silvery ereys of midnight , the
shadowy land , the stieain ,
Drew part with the phnntom ptctiucs 'twlxl
sleep alijl a waking dream.
So the night went by and a wave of light
gained over us while we sped ,
The stars went down in the rosy wave and
the westering shadows lied ;
A wide opalescent water lay blanched In the
dawn mists dim.
And the blaof the advent day grew llame
on theenstvin ilm.
The wink of the world bpgan for team and
harrow and hind.
Tlio smoke curled up from the farm house
roof and mixed with the morning wind ;
Then we came to a world of meadow. " ! a pas-
total land of klne.
The mends weio Kioycil with the early dew ,
the poplars waved in a line ;
The ga/.lng cattle looked up to stare as over
their plains we Hew ,
Their bells rang ciisp In tl'e morning chill ,
you could see their tracks in the dew.
Then tlie hills began , and tlm covert slde.and
the pear nnd the apple tree ,
And heie nnd there was a village spire , with
a Hie we shall never see.
We stayed by a town stieam-girdeil with gar
dens green to the manic ,
Aiul'laborlng man unloading red tiles fiom a
resting barge ;
With bleaching linen , the < vhltc and brown
that Hupped on a UUP In the breeze.
And carts Inld up in the central street , and
nveiiue rows of trees.
It was easy to see it was market day , the
folk were in market blouse :
Theio were booths and stalls and clatter of
life , and cludter ot homely news.
Terrible Fate ot a Sinn \Vlu > Was Hun
Over by a litglitnlni ; lixju-esn.
Merchant Traveler : "Speaking of rail
roads , " said the candy pilgrim , as he
turned a car seat and slowly divested
himself of his duster , "reminds me of a
Blow one in Kentucky. The only way
that you can tell the direction the train is
running is by the way the seats are
turned. I was on that train one day last
Winter going from Kussollville out to
Adair.sville , a distance of onlv twelve
miles. On the train was a clotninumun ,
who was fretting considerably about the
Blow time. Finally he concluded that lie
couldn't stand it any longer and ho got
out and walked. Ho got so far in ad
vance that he thought the train had
probably gone back , so ho sat down to
wail for it. The exercise that he had
taken had exhausted him very much , and
before ho knew wliat ho had done bo had
keeled over and gone sound asleep lo-
twecn the rails.
"About tl o'clock that night the passen
gers and olliccrs of the tram were startled
by a continuous blowing of the whistle
and loud crics is if some one was in deep
distress. We immediately went forwaru ,
and found to our horror that the train
was slowly but surely passing over the
prostrate form of our clothing man.
"The bravo engineer whistled down
brakes and made an heroic ellbrt to reverse -
verso the engine. Hut alas ! she would
not reverse worth a cent. It seems that
this was the first live thing that this train
had ever caught , and that it intended to
run over this man if it took all winter.
"It had passed now over his feet , and
the engineer said that it she continued to
make schedule time , and it the water
did not get too low in the boiler , it would
probably arrive at his knees by midnight.
Tlio poor fellow seemed to realize liis sad
fate , and to appreciate the fact that death
would sooner or later occur.
"Ho called for paper and pencil , nnd
thciHi by the dim light ot the conductor's '
lantern , the dying traveler wrote ids will ,
and prepared to take the trip to that land
where 'sorrows never live , ' and the hotel
men don't charge a drummer 50 per cent
more for a meal than they do a farmer.
Ho also wrote to his house ; Uut when ho
called for more paper , and said ho wanted
to write to Ins girl , there wasn't a dry eye
in the vast assembly. Old men wept and
beautiful women fairly howled. This
sentiment seemed to strike a tender place
in the murderous engine , aim the mule-
lioad in the boiler actually cried , while a
little bnll's-oye ' lantern on the brakoman's
arm shed tears as largo as wild-goose
plums. Ho did the square thing by the
ulrl , and don't yon forgot it. lie willed
her his insurance policy and transferred
It right there , but she never got a cent. "
"Transfer not madov"
properly sug
gested a hardware man.
"No , not that , " continued the gumdrop -
drop drummer , as ho slowly rolled a
"Transfer was O. K. You see il was nn
accident policy , and ho died a natural
death. "
"Natural death ! " echoed a do/on
"Yes , natural death , just as turo as I
nm Kitting hero. You see it turned cold
about thu time the trail , struck Ins knees ,
nnd the poor fellow died of pneumonia.
'Twas the saddest dealh I over saw. "
Hi ) Wii8 From Texas.
Chicago Herald : Hero is a true story
about a famous railroad man , II.i. ! \ .
Iloxio of the Missouri I'acilio railway , is
noted in railroad circles for his prone *
ness to give his inferiors gco.t , sound lec
tures on the slightest provocation. Hoxio
IB a hard worker , and all who have ever
BCCU him know how round-shouldered he
is. Ono day a brakeman called on him
with n letter-request for a pass in his
pocket , leaving the door wide open as ho
entered thoolllce , and wearing his luit on
liis head in true brakemuu stylo. In a
loud voice ho called out :
"Is Iloxio inv"
At this the general manager looked up
from his desk and replied :
"Yes , sir , Mr. Iloxio is In. "
The brakeman took his lettor.out of his
pocket , grabbed the corner of the envel
ope botwcen his thumb and forolingcr
and sent tiio missile spinning and whirl
ing iion | Ids superior's desk. Iloxio
looked up in amazement and said :
"Now , young mull , would it not look
bettor fiir you , when coming into iv gen
tleman's olllco , and especially so when
asking a favor , to remove your hat , wipe
vour Feoc , and Inquire in u quiet voice :
Is Mr , Iloxio In ? " , , .
The brakeman looked at Iho general
manager u moment , asked for his Jotlor ,
cot it , wont out , closed the door , mid iu i
moment nmreuod Ju againolo ud Ihcdooi
Has but lately been r > latted and already has a large sale. It isiibeautifully situated on high ground , thereby c'oihmand-
mpr a fine view. It is a part of the best portion of Tuttle's sub-division and is bounded on the north by Central Park ,
which is well settled with homes. Ames Avenue is the southern boundary and the Belt Line and Saunders street a few
blocks east of it , Lots are sold on easy terms , or , if preferred.
The prices ranging from $300 to $500 each according to location. It is within easy access of schools , aud religious ser
vices , a fine school house being located near the N.W. corner of Lake View. Quick transit'between this beautiful addi
tion and the business portion of the city is assured , as a number of gentlemen have organized a stock company and will
within the next ten days run a regular
To and from the end of the street railway lines and Lake View , and enough will be placed in service to make
trips everv hour in the day , This will bring Lake View very near to the city , and is just what the man of moderate
means wants , who cannot aiford to pay $1,500 to $2,000 for a naked lot. The terms are so easy 011 these lots that no
one need pay rent , but can secure a home in a fine location for a mere trifle. Lake View is for sale only by
T ,
softly after him , wiped his fcot , put his
tat under liis arm , and in the most polite
nanner possible inquired :
"Is Mr. lloxic , tlfc general manager ,
n ? "
"I am Mv. Hoxio , " replied the general
manger ; "what can I do for you ? "
"You can go to li 1 , you round-should
ered son-of-a-gun' ' " retorted the brake-
nan ; "I don't want none of your favors
I'm from Texas. "
i'lio Locomotive as nn Improver of
President Scott , formerly of the Cin
cinnati Southern railroad , was greatly
annoyed by the claims for horses and
cattle killed by trains of the road on their
way through'Kentucky. It seemed as
hough it were not possible for a train to
run north or south through Kentucky
without Killing a horse or a cow. Anil
every animal killed , however scrawny ,
scrubby , or miserable it may have been
Ijcfpro the accident , always figured in the
claims subsequently presented as the best
blood in Kentucky. "Well , " said Scott ,
linally , 0110 day. when the KUDtli claim
luul just been presented , "I don't know
anything that improves stock in Ken
tucky like crossing it witli a locomotive. "
Slow Traveling.
It toolc mo three days , says a foreign
correspondent , to come from Visp on the
Rhone ( near /ermatt , Switzerland ) , to
liayronth ( between -100 and 500 miles ) ,
and I always took the fastest train. Oa
( lie Rhone road the rate of the fastest
train is twelve ipiles an hour. It was not
on this road , "however , but on the
way from Augsburg to Nuremberg , that
the conductor , while talking to a passen
ger inside a coupe , had his coat pulled by
an assistant , who exclaimed. "Hcrr
coiuluctour ! It's time to go ! " Where
upon that oflicial replied in a bass voice
of imperturbable placidity : "Ja , ja ,
Gleich * ' ( presently ) .
Seventy-eight Miles nn Hour.
Cincinnati Commercial ( Jiy.etto : The
day is very recent when the talk of u lo-
comotlvo making a mile a minute was
received with a due amount of doubt ,
being almost universally disbelieved.
To-day , however , sixty miles an hour is
not tlie limit , and locomotive builders
now essay to increase the speed from ten
to fifteen miles above that liguro , The
latest novelty in this line is a locomotive
designed by M. ISstrado , which is to bo
experimented with on the southern lines
of Franco. M. Estrada , convinced of the
valui ) of large wheels , has fitted liis en-
gin o , tender and coaches with wheels
eight and a quarter feet in diameter. Tlie
engine is ot the outside cylinder type ,
with slide valve on top of the cylinder ,
and all tlie gearing carried outside. The
following table of dimensions will bo
read with Interest :
Tntnl loiiidh foci . SI
Wliitli between loiiKiniilltmls , feet . 4
Dianii'liu-ot wlnuls , lout . by
Jllsumeo hctwrtm iixleo , ruur to miiMlo ,
feet . . 6 > i
between axles , nilUUlu to lend-
, Inchon . IS
Mroko , luotiru . ri'i
from axle f > a. vie , tcut. . . . . . . . ( ii !
( irnto smliieo , Bijunio u > ot . "lj
lletitlnjr tin-Cnno , sriiiiiro loot . 1,408
r | iuultr or boiler , oiitilo feet . 141
Woiuht of oiiftlno , empty , tons . ; if
Wuliilit of engine1 , loiiiloil , tons . 42
Tim locomotive Is expected to make an
average speed of from seventy-two to
soventy-cjght miles per hour. The coaches peculiar in that they are carried in-
Eldii from girders , while the wheels run
uuder the centre of thu longitudinal
seats. Two axles sixteen feet apart sup
port , through elliptic springs mounted
upon the oil boxes , those longitudinal
cirders , which have ends curving toward
the ground. Kach girder carries throe
other elliptic springs , from which is ens-
ponded by means of iron rods the lower
frame on which the body of Iho cur is
supported. The coaoh is separated into
two stories , the lower of which is made
in three pendant sections , with doors ,
which may bo used as baggage rooms ,
etc , Above is a single compartment with
central passageway , reached by stair
ways al oaph end of the coach , and com
municating with the other portions of the
train by hinjjed platforms. The result of
the trial of this new locomotive will be
watched with great interest.
Capability oi * Kntliiccrs.
Mechanical Review : So common is tlie
belief that one locomotive nncineor Is as
valuable to a road as another , " especially
when engineers are waid on the mileage
basis _ , Unit wo mention a case , without
naming the road , which proves the ab
surdity of such u statement. Ono of the
oldest , and heretofore considered the
best , engineers on said road lias been
running one of the fastest express trains ,
and seldom , under the mosl favorable
circumstances , could ho reach junction
points where important connections arc
made on time , always dropping three to
eight minutes behind schedule , and sel
dom reaching either terminal on time. A
short time since this engineer was out of
health and took a two weeks' rest. A
young man who bad been running but a
tew years was detailed to run this train ;
the .same engine , the same fireman , the
same quality of coal was used , yet the
new engineer took this train , anil from
the very lirst run it exactly on the time
schedule , reaching junction points and
the terminals with a promptness that ex
cited much comment ; and what was more
surprising was the fact that on figuring
the amount of coal he had used in mak
ing this time for each week , it showed
that he had run the train on an average
of 000 pounds per day less coal than had
the veteran engineer who seldom could
make the time. On the return of the old
engineer from his visit ho was given an
other train to run , and was so aggrieved
over the matter that it was referred to
the division of the Brotherhood of Kn-
gineers , of which lie \yas a member , as
yell as the young engineer. Investiga
tion brought out tlio facts as cited above.
The investigating committee sided with
Iho superintendent and master mechanic
in .the action that had been taken ,
promptly admitting thai the young engi
neer had sho\yn himself to bo a more
competent engineer than the older engi
neer , who bad been transferred to the
running of a less important train , and
one that \K \ lower speeded.
A KiiKuoKtion to I'arcntH.
Now Haven Register : It is by no
means infrequent that the papers of the
country are called upon lo record sensa
tional incidents , in which the moral char
acter and habits of young girls nro in
volved , which suggest most emphatically
Iho inattention tuny must have received
from their parents at Iho age when they
most needed a parent's advice and coun
sel. Whenever such cases end in a tragi
cal manner the remark is invariably
made : \Vhcro \ could their parents nave
been ? Tin : question may well be asked ,
but it is rarely that a satisfactory answer
is returned , or that other parents are led
to direct their attention because of it to
their own children.
In the cities of this country it is a com
mon , ovory-night occurrence to meet
scores of young girls on the public
streets idly promcnding up and down.
It is probable that nine out of every ton
of these are proper enough girls in their
habit * of life , and well moaning ; but , in
view of the dangers which besot their
paths from their being out without a
male or a parent protector , it sometimes
senms rumuikublu that their parents do
not see those- dangers and ward them oil' ,
It Is not at all improbable that many a
proper-minded young girl has turned oil'
into the first path of wrong-doing while
innocently Promenading , as a habit
nightly followed , the miblio streets.
\VTioro Ihore are crowds of light-hearted
and ready-witted girls , whosolovo of fun
and adventure outruns their discretion ,
there is sum to bo anequally largo crowd
of mlddlo-aged and voting men ready to
address them anil initiate them into new
ways , which , nil things considered , it is
just as well they remained in ignorance -
anco of.
It is not our intention in this article to
create , an impression that the girls whom
wo have referred to indiscriminately are
reokless and dissipated as a rule , but it
is important that the attention of parents
should be again called to the natural di
rection the habits of young people take
when surrounded by conditions inviting
the utmost freedom , of behavior. In other
words we imagine thcro would bo less
use for the industrial ochools and like
establishments if thcro .was less streetwalking -
walking at nights , fewer cheap dances
and the exorcise of greater : forethoupht
and caution on the partofi ; > parents. Wo
commend this line -thought to our
readers whose children come and go as
their tastes determine.
Itoyat Jioino lille In Clilnn.
Hong-Kong Daily Press : The sons of
the Manclm emperois ( hwangtsz ) under
go from their tendcrest youth a system of
the strictest education. Rising at a"bout
3 o'clock in the morning , they lirst take
their lessons in Chinese literature , under
the superintendence of the only tutor
who has the title of sliihfu , or "master. "
The tutor rises from liis chair as soon as
the imperial pupils enter , and receives
from tlio latter a courtesy , ( ta-ch'icn , )
which is then returned in the same form.
The tutor takes the seat of honor , and
when the lesson is learned the pupil
brings up his book , deposit ? it before his
teacher , and returns to his seat to repeat
the task by heart. If the lesson
is not learned the tutor requests a
eunuch in attendance to bring
the ferule ( ch'ing pan ) , and makes a
show ot administering correction. But
each Imperial pupil is accompanied by
eight fellow-students ( pwan-tub ) , known
in the Manclm ha-ha-elm
language as - - ,
who study the same books as their young
master. When it becomes necessary to
admonish the latter more seriously , the
ha-hn-chu are beaten with the ferule vi
cariously , but when the imperial pupil
acquits himself well they are , on the
other hand , commended or rewarded. A
recalcitrant and obstinate prince is , as
the last resort , actually himself Hogged ,
thotnrh probably only nominally , by the
teacher , or taken ncforo the emperor ,
\ \ ho directs a onnch to pinch his cheeks
( ch'ih pa-ion ) . The late emperor ,
Tung-chili , was frequently tweaked
in this way by order of
the empress The Chinese lesson
occupies two hours ; after this come the
Manclm and Mongol lessons in composi
tion , given by the teachers who enjoy the
loss honorable title of scfu , and wiio are
obliged to meet their pupil at the door
and make the first obeisance. Then come
lessons in various spoken languages
Manclm , Mongol , Tangut and in local
Chinese dialects. After these come
courses of instruction in foot , and horse
archery ( ma-pu-chien ; ) athletics , fencing ,
putting the stone , etc. , ( kung-tau-shih , )
under the guidance of a class of instruct
ors called au-ta , The whole of the young
princes'day is taken up with mental or
physical exercises , and they retire lo rest
at a very curly hour. At .suitable intervals -
vals their meals are weighed out for them
and on no account are they allowed to
indulge in the pleasures of.tho table , Al
Iho ago of 15 Ihey must mnrry. One year
before a wife is selected ipr the heir ap
parent he is provided with a hand-maid
taken from the fumilic.i of the inner
dunncrs ( noi-ch'i ) of the imperial
household ( noi-wu-fii ) > who must ho
one year olderthan himself ,
and prepare bun for a husband's duties ,
On liisaccossion this handmaid ( taci'- )
iporkoko ) receives the title of fei. which
is given to her alone among those in
mates of the harem wiioro selected
from the inner banners. No one but the
Empress is allowed to paw thu night
with the Kmperor. The Kmpcror sleeps
with eight handmaids ( cliang-tsai ) sil
ling upon his bed , nnd sixteen others
( ta-yiug ) underneath the bed , all of them
girls from the no-wn-fii. Their function
is to keep watch over his majesty , and
they are not allowed to sncc/.o , cough ,
spit or utter any sound , The movements
of the Kin | > oror alter awaking In the
morning are signuliml by a clapping of
hands , on the part of the eiinucn on
guard , Once a year on Now Ycar'rf
Hay tlio Emperor and Kmpross presldo
at a grand banquet , thu Empress sitting
on the Kmpcror's loft hand. This is the
only occasion during the year on which
the Kmperor can see his wives together
and compare their respective meris. Tlio
Kmpress presents articles of food ( k'o-
sliih ) to Iho eunuchs , who receive il from
her majesty on their knees , and the
Kmperor performs the same politeness
to the women.
LTliUndmlrnlilollttlat-kotc wnn th- > prize of-
fere'l by tlie NHBSIIII Literary Mnjm/.lno I'or tlio
best p.oductlon. Tlio writer , I'uiil Muttlion--
u member ot tlio now sunlor class of Princeton
college , nnd IB u son af .lusllco Stanley Mat-
lliv.s , of tlio L'nltcJ Suites supreme court. ]
Pablo was an Arcadian goatherd
that's the Italian for cowboy. A\ hen I
saw him for tlio lirst time , the innate
poetry of my nature , which always crops
out on Italian soil , and Iho perfect picture -
turo that ho made tending his Hocks , im
pelled me to hail him a3 such. Ho had
no idea that he wusanythingso romantic ,
and so at lirst-under the impression that
1 was reviling him , ho was inclined to be
angry. Ho changed Ins mind , however ,
and laughed very heartily , as ho always
did at everything ho did not quite under
stand outre nous , Pablo did a deal of
laughing. To be frank , 1 do believe that
Pablo understood but one thing thor
oughly , and that was that ho was head
over cars in love with Mni : , the pretty
daughter of the crusty old forgemastcr
of San Pietro. Pretty , did I say ? She
was delicious ! One look at her would
have made your head swim ,
To my sorrow I did not see the incip
ient st-igca of the ail'uir , for when I found
myself , near the end of'the summer , in
the litllo mountain town , the thing was
settled as far as they wore concerned.
What thing ? Why , everything , of course.
But alas for the Jovors' cosmos ! Her
old spoil-sport of a father wouldn't hear
of it. but at the lirst mention of mnrriago
Hew into a rage and made such unpleas
ant and personal demonstralions that
poor Pablo betook himself to bis Hocks
on the uplands and didn't dare come
near the forgo of San Pietro for days.
Of course Nina fell ill , whereat tle : old
map was mightily alarmed , for , would
yon believe it t the old follow was really
very fond of her , or at least thought so ,
which is the same thing. So when she
took to her bed ho began to show the
white feather.
"Come , come , " ho said , "we'll see
about this thing when that fellow has
drawn Ins conscript's number and served
his term ; but 1 won't give my daughter
to a man who may bo called oil' to the
wars as soon as he's married , that's Hat. "
It's maivelous how quick Nina got well ,
and it's a queer thing , too , how , in this
country , where there is no such thing as
a telegraph , Pablo know within the hour
liow the old lima had committed himself.
The fact of the business is that ho lay
awake all that night racking his brains
trying to tniiik how to escape his lorm of
military service.
The next day ho went lo the forest to
cut wood , and while there a woeful acci
dent befell him. His axe turned in his
hand and chopped oil'three of his lingers.
Now bring on your military examination !
Ho hurried home and tended h's ' wound
as best ho could , and wlien it was healed
took his military examination and was
duly exempted. Then , with subdued
regret in his nye , but .triumph in his
hypocritical little heart , ho once more
presented himself before the t'orgemas-
tor. and holding up his wounded hand
exclaimed :
"Ah , Santa Marial see what a misera
ble man I am ! But como , thorn is a good
side to everything. Now 1 can marry
your daughter , for 1 can never servo in
the army. "
But alas for his sacrificed lingers ! Tl.o
unfeeling old man stopped him with a
"Never ! " ho bellowed ; "never will I
give my daughter to a cripple. Take
yourself oil and don't let me catch you
hero again. " And from the tone of his
voice and his emphatic geslnre.s it looked
very much as though ho intended to pitch
into him but Pablo didn't wait.
Wiio could now fathom the depth Into
which our little Arcadian wa plunged ?
And who could say Jack Robinson before
Nina was sick again ? Uut all to no pur
pose. Her father was adamant. She
had golten well too quick the tuna before ,
For a whole week they didn't , sen each
other just think of it and Nina found
that slow pining had absolutely no effect
on her unnatural old parent , and besides ,
didn't ' suit her looks a bit she couldn't '
help her rosy checks , poor girl , as some
can.To all her prayers and tears he made
but one reply , "Never , you understand
me , never ! A maimeii man shall never
marry my daughter. Cripples ought to
marry cripples. There's the hunchback
of Saint Andrea , let him marry her. "
Ah , how this old man committed him-
sell !
After this Nina did not mention her
lover , but one morning she was sei/cd
\vith a longing for the tree air of the hill
side , and while she was roaming over the
uplands of Palneea , si range to say , she
met Pablo , looking wan and disconsolate
as a disembodied spirit.
"Let mo see your wounded hand , " she
said , and when he showed it to her ,
shamefacedly enough , she pressed it to
her lips. "Ah , my Pablo , how noble you
are ! " Then , snatching the axe from his
belt and raising it , she placed her hand
upon a. stone.
"Tell me , this is how it happened , is it
not ? " And before he could prevent her
the axe had fallen , the stone was red
dened , and beside it lay three lingers of
the fair maid of San Pietro. Then.
lieroine-liKo , she fainted , when it was all
over ,
Tenderly ho bound her hand , tenderly
ho called her back to life , and together
they returned to San Pietro she trium
phant and ho in tears.
Anil what could the old man do ? Had
ho not said that cripples ought to marry
cripples ? Why , ho eurseil thorn and
married thorn , of course. And I danced
at the wedding. "Che vuole ? "
PcrmiitutloiiH of u 1'aragraiili.
Joseph Marcel was trying tosotagamo
lien al Point uu Prince , when the game
cock How in his face v.nd pecked him
severely on the loft eyelid
A Canuck farmer had his eye pecked
out by a game cock the other day. it
served him right for trying to sot the lion
on china eggs.
The ferocity of tlio game cook at cer
tain seasons of the year \yas strikingly
illustrated at Point "an Prince recently ,
when a Canadian farmer had to kill one
of those noble birds in self-defensu.
A Canadian farmer was killed the other
day by his favorite game cock. A man
novpr knows when ho is safe from harm.
Olio of tlio mosl brutal exhibitions on
record was the light at Point an Prince ,
Camilla , a few days ago , between a
brawny farmer , with his hands tied , nnd
n ferocious game cock. The bird had
been I rained to Hy at u man's eyes , and
in the Hllh round peeked his left orb into
giblets. After thirty-nine bloody rounds
tlm human brute caught his feathered ad
versary botwcen his leolh and bit on" its
A Diamond Swlnillor of Karl } ' Days.
Chambers' Journal : The invention of
what are ( tailed "doublets" in diamond
Healing can bo traced baok for centuries.
Ono moil'1 ' of getting up false stones has
been described by Jerome Cardan , who
has published in detail the method of the
inventor , one Zocolhm. This person's
way of working was to procure u thin
/lake / of a very inferior and cheap exam
ple of tlio slono ho desired to ' 'improve , "
choosing those which had little color , and
might in consequence be procured at a
nominal price. As a bottom for his
"make-up ' ho look a bit of which
ho had ( limped to his purpose ; covering
Ihl ? with a transparent glue with which
ho had mixed tlio neoiwiry coloring ma
terial , so ns lo bo like the hiicst specimen I
of tlm gem ho intended 10 forgo , ho carefully -
fully lixo'i vii the llakoof slono , and con
cealed the joining of the t < vo so doflly
by careful ( -citing as to make purchasers
fancy that his gems were not only genu
ine , but really liner than those of other
jewelers , For a time Xueolina nourished
and w s onablctt by moans of his cunning
workmanship to deceive the cluvorcst
lapidaries ; but detection came at last ,
and put an end to his fraudulent prac
tices in gem-making ,
Souio Tim % Hints on the Adjustment of
Hymen's ' Halter.
TMo ( loltlcn "Wi'ilitlng A AVIllicrlnjj
Vlt'w of Uacbclor lilfc Mint Nnir w
Alms Ili-uililcr ( inrilttcr'n Ail-
vluo to Itio Tletl.
Ttioli- Coition
AVic fl/fr.iMs / Ttinri'Hcinurial *
A Imlf century , the < c two.'scliaiiK'iiik' wajs luul joarneypil thiough.
Yet. lookini ! bai-k upon that time
\\IIPII thrilled their heaits to love's sweet
diiuip ,
It .penis but jpsti-nlav. tlip swell
HI iiiuii Ince bells M > softly fell-
So sweetly hiciithcd the Mimtaprulr ,
' 1 lii'if-lucy id > onlliltil pair ,
Ami ti > lln'lr lives the vacsiin ; *
lliup gelded inoie of jutlinu teals' ' .
I'or sonls nulteil by lo\e's tip
Alio\e I He's petty cares aio high ,
So toward ll'n sunset of tlieli UMIS ,
TliPM ) two may K.UO tlirouxh hai > | v tears.
The thought of ileatli no sorrow brinus ,
Since impo tlstalnlmw
Avioss that duik and lonelj se.i
Knr theie Is tide's eternity.
Anil 10 Uiese two walk side bv side ,
WiilliiU ! with eahu the eventide ,
\Valtini ? the slide of golden l-a'H
To that sweet leahn lieyond the stars.
And wliun together lliej shall rest.
May children s ehlldien eatl them bhst ,
To Slurry orot to Slurry.
Haltiinon- Sun : The cxpensivemss of
feminine tires , habits and fancier is the
te\t of many complaint * . The bachelor's
outgo , it is alleged , is not halved , linl
trebled or quadrupled "on assuming the
conjugal noose.1' is claimed ,
arc spoiled by premature marriage , and
one writer has ( lie hautihood to allinn it
to "a matter of fuel that tin * greatest nieii
who have lived were childless and wife.-
less men. " This is explained by the distractions -
tractions of housekeeping and "Iho inlin-
lie task of laboring to satisfy wives
brought tip with the idea that economy
is meanness. " The disposition to con
vert homes into costly museums of old
china bric-a-brac useless furniture
, , un
appreciated books , etc. , instead of study
ing to simplify and ininimi/o the require-
iMeiits of daily living , is another viec
charged upon the modern woman. "She
makes nothing and wants everything , "
one conilunanl | ) ! puts it. "Living cosla
too much , " says another , summing tip 11
thousand objections in one. Jt may bu
observed , however , in regard of this too
much fuult-liniling , that it proceeds upon
a narrow view of life and its objects. A
pretty ell'eetivo reply to all is the con
tribution made to the discussion by a ,
young lady , who says : "One has onlv to
look around him to see that the married
men are. the most regular , tcmporatu ,
law-abiding and prosperous. "
Why Some 1'copli * MIUTV.
Nasbj : Some marry for the fun of the
thing , and never see where it comes in.
This is discouraging.
Some marry for the sake of a good
companion , and never discover their mis
take. This is lucky.
Man is a tickle "critter. " Even Adam ,
who had his wife made to order , found
more or less fault with her.
Don't marry a man tor his reputation.
It is _ liable to b. : only a second-handed
all'air borrowed from his ancestors.
Many women have married men for
their line exterior. Hut that's all there is
to an ancient egg worth mentioning.
Marriage , resulting from love at
sight is not generally wedded bliss on a
par with sour milk. One or the other
gets swindled , and often both.
Many a man has married for beaijtj- ,
only to learn that ho has paid $ . ' ( ) for
what can bo purchased for twcnty-h'vo
cents at all druggists. This is hard.
Hut few people marry for pure love ,
and they in alter years suspicion that
what were at the time promptings of thu
tender passion were , in all probability ,
but the lirst symptoms of cholera morhus.
The man who marries a woman simply
because she is a handy arrangement to
have about the house , does to from a
pure business standpoint , and in the end ,
if not compelled to support him. she has
done better than many women I know of.
Detroit Free Press : Hruddor Amibad
Cantilever , it am reported dat you am
about to take unto yora-if a wife. Dat do
report am true your recent acksliuns am
proof. You has bin seen pricin' second
hand stoves , squintm' at fo' dollar bed
room sweets , an' nistlin' around' urtor
bric-a-brac. Marriage am niillin' yon
need be ashamed of , and 1 reckon yon
kin depend on dls club to warm up do
house for you and leave behind some
hard-bottomed cheers an' a few articles
of tinware.
liriiddcr Cantilever , marriage am a lot
tery or a dead-sure thing jist as yon
make it. If you git stuck on sight fall
in luv wid a gal fur her small feet , taper-
in' waist , dimpled chin or wurblin nionf ,
an' marry her oll'-hand at about twnlvo
weeks notis , you needn't be astonished if
dar am a dynamite 'sploshuu afore you
hev bin hitched a week , bmall feet an1
a good temper doan allus go together.
Slim waists an' kitchen economy may network
work in do same harness. Do gal who
charms you by do way shu drums do
planner may Daily refuse , as a wife , to
run dem same lingers ober do wash bo'd.
Firsly , doan' got married until yon know
what you are boin' jined to. Study do
gal. Let do feet go an' watch her tem
per. Let do bangs go and watch her
economy. Nobbcr yon mind about do
way sho'diniplcs Her chin , but ax ycrsolf
if she'll make do bed wld do foot lower
dan do head. Von has got to do all dit
stndyin' . Not one gal out of a thousand.
ober stops 10 K\/.U \ up a Invcr. If bin
( ireeian or curly lic'r or droopin'
mustache strikes her fancy she'll nubber
stop to study his natur' nor to worry olor
his habits. She is marryin' dat nose , or
head or mustache. A mouth arlur mar-
riagii , when ho hauls her aroiin' by do
hair an' slaps her dimpled jaw she's per
fectly astonished to think she made sioh a
.Secondly , Hruddcr Cantilever , arlcr du
knot has bin tied make IIP yer mind dit :
do fuclior won't bo all plain sailin' . You
iirogwiuo to bo tried an' tested an' truh-
blcd , an' you hn\ gut t'j call up all yi r
manhood. Yon will h'ar do basher
scnipln do bottom of do Hour har'l when
yon heven't got a com in. tor pocket. Do
woodpile will rim out in ilinuary , an' do
sugar an' bacon will seem to bu oar'icd
oil' by do rats. If yer witam olwr so
good-natured she will he\ her trials an1
Irihula.shnns , an' dar may bo times when
she'll rup ! an' claw fur joii. In do y'ars
gonn by my do woman has rushed upon
inu win do rollin'-pin , an' I has retorted
In a way to make her e.irs ache , but allilii
time I kuowed hho wa * savin' an' good-
lie.irlcd , an' slid knowcd I'd empty my
pockets of do las' shillln' tu buy her anew
now set of falsu fri//o.s. If yon aiii Milted
to each odder an oeca hnnal row in do
fain'ly will prove u stii-kin'-plastcr , to
hold you ile clnsser together. If vim
ain't suited if yon disk.vor dat von hev
struck a patch of Canada thistle aV ean t
sot bill ! , nn' if do odder nart.v Mlakivi-is
dai she has taken a tumble oil' du mom >
ment of romance an' brought up wid a
thud in do sand-hulii of ivaluy , yon | i > t
ohsquatulato uparl. ( in quietly'an' 'de-
cemly an1 git onhitched by divorce , an'
lot du wisdom gained by experience otan1
at yer right hand when yo inakiT iinodor
choice , urnddor Cantilever , : uy feolinx
an1 do iculhiii of dts club um will ye , ; n
our good wishes , together wid at leasl.
wnrih of tinware , kin lin eonnted on >
wheniiver do fatal occatluiu arruvcs.