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THE OREGON MIST.
U- tf. and County Olllrlal I'nper.
THE CRY IN THE DARK. ,
It Awnk Mio Bltirplne Camp t Mia Pr
nn of Iitr.
Not an Iudlau Iimt been won nil tli
aftoruoon no signs had been rael
The ride hnd led over ground m
torilo that even sa;;e brush C0U,J no1
ifrow there Across dry raviuos ovei
out-crop of flinty rock from ono ridr
m uniitiior. until at lust wo camo to tin
Loup river and went into -camp in
scattered grovo. No sign of Indian
ii. thn ltinr sun flooded th
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arm wim us noiucn iigm. w v.....
sc for miles and miles in every direc
tion. No signet danger.
Night comes down s softly as a
child closos its oyos in sleep, and the
light brecxo from the north brings a
film of whito cloud to hide a portion ol
tho stars. A sentinel is posted on the
bank of the stream, n second to Hie
east, a tliird to the west. It seems
almost absurd to take these precau
tions. The crickets sing under, the
stones Hold mieo run about in the
grass, the waters of tlie Loop sing a
peaceful song as they flow past out
camp. , ' , .
No Indians no signs. It is such
calm, quiet nights ns this which have
lnllod the tired emigrant to his last
sleep on earth. Seeing uo Indians he
3P has argued that uono were lurking and
' watchiug. Wo who have fought th
ted man from Fort Kearney to the
source of the Ponder rivor kuow hilt
better. The very absence of his foot
prints is a menace. The quietness oi
the night is a warning to be heeded. .
' At 10 o'clock everybody but the
antinels is fast asleep. Some of the
horses are lying at full length, so buried
in slumber that their heavy breaming
cau be heard for yards away. At U
o'clock all is quiet. Even the cricket!
have almost given o'er their noise
Fleecy clouds now cover the whole
heavens, making tho night no darker,
but more uncertain. As tho eye looks
off over tho level plain the shadow!
tako on a different shape and hare more
Midnight! The threo sentinels soft
Iv enter camo bend over the sleepers.
and live minutes later the guard has
been changed. Those who slept are
now as watchful as foxes; those wtio
watched are iu the laud of dreams.
Half-past 12 o'clock! No sound uow
but the purling waters,nd their mono
tony would close the eyes of a sentinel
who listened long.
, One o'clock! Now there is the quiet
ness of a graveyard. Men and horse
seem to be dead. The sentinel to the
east gives a suddeu start Uo would
deur it on his oath, but for an instant
lie slept. lie shakes himself and looks
over the camp. All is peace, but he
has received a shock which makes his
heart beat faster. His staud is at the
foot of a cottonwood. He sinks down
on bis knees nnd peers out from eitbor
side of the trunk. Nothing in sight
nothing but the dark shadows cast by
Chirp! Chirp! Chirp!"
A cricket begins his song again after
a long silence. It seems loud enough
to awaken every sleeper, but it is not.
It is very low and quiet. It reaches
the ear of only one sentinel. ,
Watch! Watcbf Watch!"
lli heart leaps to bis mouth. The
words camo to him ns plain as if
spoken by some human being. Watch
what? "Watch where? Watch for
-Watch! Wratch! Watch!"
The sentinel's eyes fell upon a dark
sjiot on the grass 100 feet away. It is
the shadow of a cloud. The danger
spot in the center is a rock lifting its
head out of the earth. He noticed it
before the darkness came. He can see
nothing moving there is no dauger.
Look! Loo! Look!"
His heart jumps again and his eyes
go back to the dark spot. They cling
there for two or three minutes, during
which time the cricket is absolutely
silent. Did something move? Is the
black spot nearer than it was?
TS-nMiiiiio-l Cl-nwtinirl CnnunarV
ho snouts the cricket, and now the
sentinel is sure that the dark spot has
advanced. Of course it has! It has
also chanced the line of its advance.
With bated breath he waits and watch
es. The man w ho distorts camp with.
out good cause will bo taunted with
cowardice. Ah! it does move! The
black spot is not uow over fifty feet
"Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!"
The sentinel softly pulls back the
hammer of his heavy carbine, raises
the wea ion quietly to his shoulder.and
tho loud" report is followed by a cry so
Jongdrawn, so wiiu ami wiera anu iun
of death that no one forgets it for a
month. There is wild confusion in a
moment, anil then everybody is ready.
What is it?"
Three or four men advance to the
dark spot to liud the body of an Indian
stretched at full length on the earth,
shot through the breast. Eighty rods
away are half a hundred lierce warri
ors, waiting in the darkness for the spy
to return nnd report. At the sound ol
Ins (leatn-cry tney mourn ineir ponies
and ride away. Detroit tree irtu.
A Thousand Years Ago,
In the year 900 before Christ what
was the slate ol Jburoper I lie uotus,
the Vandals, the Huns, the Normans,
the Turks, and other barbaric hordes
had invaded and overthrown the Ro
man empire and had established va
rious kingdoms upon its ruins. Bead
ing, writing, and ciphering were sep
arate and distinct trades. Tho masses
of the rich and the poor alike were
wholly unacquainted with the mys
teries of the alphabet and the pen. A
few men known as "clerks" who be
longed to the priesthood, monopolized
all learning and set themselves up as
special artists. Kings did not know
bow to even sign their names. When
they wanted to sign a written contract,
law, or treaty, which some "clerk"
had drawn up for tbem, their would
smear the right hand with ink and
lap it down on the parclnneut, Jsaving,
"Witness my hand." At a later day
some geuius devised the substitute of
the seal, which was impressed instead
of the baud, but oftener beside the
hand; hence the law phrase, "Witness
mv hand and seal." At the date of
w hich we write every gemleruan had a
seal with a peculiar derice thereon.
There were no chimneys in use; the
fire was built in the center of the
house, smoke escaping through a hole
in the roof. Chairs were unknown;
knives a-id forks were unknown. Even
the nobility sat on boxes and blocks,
and ate meal with their iingors. Bt.
Louis Republic. .
1 Thirteen cords of wood were sawed
from a single tree in Colerain township,
Lancaster county, I'euusylvauia. ... ,
Across the Way.
Ttsve Ton no frtenito across the way!"
My little oily darUnttsald) . . .
"And when tin-re eouu a nun? clay,
Um't you look ouKn up '" need
3Vt mmeonecl at ' en H .
To will and Kml ml Iwby 8uf
1 lKiml you toll nmmmt to-day
Y ou bud no trlemto ocruat Uio way."
Tut I hTfrt-iidi-M Morula," I erica, '
Willi quick, remorseful tliouirlil Of bom
"A ImukT of brut Iwrt tliks by Wo,
To kiwi m If I iroorcome.
How lir tlioy trs. I cut) not My I
SOT HOW H PIHI-rw wr uJ mj uj , .
TV tee serosa the valley fur ,
How 8Uuuaud beautiful uicjr arel
"And yon snoiin) the nW Uk)V wear
Tlirtr mantle tlilek and tuf I and groan,
Tlien rHlnliow-tlnUMt, jot more flr,
Or n-mlne wraps with stiver ilivea..
Hut yet 1 think 1 love thorn bent
When, all In sombre ilnwlowi Unset,
Their broken runki In illenee Ho
"Porootlmri i mlity curtain drawn .
Hvtweon its hides thcie friends from Bt
Bui when at sunset 11 Is gone.
Dear child, bow fair the s lht I wo!
For where the nearer rnk divide
The pntos of irlory 0-n wide:
And lot tn that unearthly limit
The farther hills tmisflmimi nutlet
While yet another and another
l'eeiw o'er the shoulder of hl brother.
And smiles through rosy ailst, and teems tc
Heaven W beyond us-iuch a little way.'"
"Such friend ro nice." the lof Uy said,
For any one us old as you :
And when I'mold and you arc dead,
Pervai'S I'll po and tee them too,
ltul now I'd rather waleh to se
Children across the street from mo;
And ihhI to Will, and play nccp-bo
With ciinnlnir little baby Sue.
Swum II. I.iHllum. In Harper's Itusar.
It was late on a September after
noon. The day had lajcn damp and
doleful, and now at half past 5 the fog
was trying to envelop everythiug with
its usual obstinate density.
Amid tho stream of hurrying, jost
ling humanity which swept down the
Strand was a man whose face might
havo attracted ntteutiou if there had
been auy oue in that motlev crowd not
wholly engrossed in soliisli interests.
It was a lino, dark faco, beautiful in
its way, but marked by liues and
shadows the faco of a man who was
fighting against tho world and who
was losing the battle, aud yet a man
whose nature had been embittered by
sordid struggles, a man who had suf
fered and grown strong. Such a man
was Paul Ferris, only he would have
been very much surprised to have
heard it said.
Ho plodded along, his threadbare
coat butloucd up to his chin, head
bent, eyes Uxed on the ground, thiuk
iog of uotliiug more or less heroic than
the approaching dinner hour, I sup
pose, though even a hero may be par
doned for being hungry if ho has got
through the day without auy luueheou.
That was the case with Paul Ferris, at
all events, ami consequently ho was
wakiug Uio best of his way home
ward, devoutly hoping that his sister
had ordered something substantial for
their cvoniug meal. Preseutlv he
turned off to tho right and passed into
oue of those short ami comparatively
deserted streets which run from the
Strand to the Embankment. Here he
entered oue of the row of lodging
houses and was soon in his dingy sit
ting room, with its disnial-huod carpet
and upholstery. As he camo iu a pale
faced girl in a black "own rose from
the couch where she nad beeu lying
and advanced to meet him.
"You have come at last, Paul."
"Yes, little one, and glad to see you
op and looking so jolly."
' The rehearsal was late, was it not?"
' Late? I should say it was. Couldn't
even get out to get some lunch."
'Poor bov! that was tragical. I
have ordered dinner fur G o'clock, so
possess your soul iu patience until
then. In the meantime I have a bit
of iiows for you."
Ferris threw off his coat ami con
fronted her. "Not bail news, child?"
No. On the contrary."
iood news? Ah! that's something
novel and lefresiiitiir. Let's have it,
my good girl; pray do not keep me in
Ho seated himself by thn fireside
and took off his gloves, looking across
at bis sister with a somewhat cynical
To begin with, who do you think
called here this afternoon?"
'Wronff again; it was Margaret
Ferris started and shaded bis face
with his hand.
"Well," he asked, after a pause,
"what did she want of you?"
"She was very kind, Paul; inquired
after you, and asked us both to an in
formal diuner on Thursday evening."
"And you accepted?"
"Of course; I thought it would bo a
treat Surely you do not object?"
"I can not object, Stella, if it would
givo yon pleasure. Yes. We will go
if fate so wills it."
"It was very kind in her, Paul, to
look us up. Don't you think so? Siio
has only been in London a week."
"Year Miss Stanhope lias always
been kind aud condescending. Do
you not see, my child, that she would
make proteges of us? It is the fashion
nowadays to patronize beggarly mu
"Paul," indignantly, "it is not like
you to be such a bear. What makes
you speak so? You know it is not
true. How could she patronize us?
Why, we knew her when she wore
short dresses and played with doll
babies. There is no one in the world
so good and beautiful as Margaret
Stanhope, aud you know it And
"I have sometimes fancied "
A prolonged pause.
"Well, out with it What have yon
"That she cares for you more than
otherwise than as a mere friend, 1
mean. There is an expression in bcr
eyes when she speaks of you "
. "Good heavens! Stella, yon are rav
ing," interrupted Paul, springing up
aud regarding her fiercely. "I forbid
you to harbor such thoughts for a. mo
ment Miss Stanhope is as far re
moved from mo as if she were of royal
blood. Evidently you do not realize
tho difference existinsr between an
heiress and a penniless concert singer
"But, Paul," interrupted Stella in
bcr turn, "you must not forget you
are a gentleman born, and our fami
lies were friends in the years gone by."
"A gentleman?" repeated Paul, dis
regarding the last clause in her sen
tence. "Yes, the son of an ob?cur
curate, a vagabond by adoption. And
I am to woo 'dear Lady Disdain!'
Good God, you drive mo mad!"
Stella watched him blankly, for a
moment ns he flung about the room,
then alio threw herself on the lonngo
aud burst into hysterical tears. Nat
urallv this brought him to his senses at
voce, aud ha pa'-ted, aud petted, and
soothed, nud pad lied until the storm
was over. ,
... ..- II. ,-'. .
Thursday, tho 1st of Octobon dawn
ed, but it brought uo prospect of the
Fcrrisos dining in Kensington.
There camo instead a simill note
whioli read as follows;
"No. W aaMKBUHT Sthkkt, Out. 1.MJ
Dear Ml Ktanhoite: My sister Is so much
worn to-duy that It will bo Impossible for m
to dine at your iiomo mis eveninir. mho o
tire me to convey to you her rcirtvt aud dtt
appotultucuL Yours, very ilncwruly,
Margaret received it at luncheon
time, and, after sho hnd read it twice
or thrice, she turned to hr huge mas
tiff, who was sitting .bolt upright bo
sido her, nud thus addressed him:
"Christopher, I am afraid your sex is
hopelessly obtuse. Now, what would
you think of n letter liko that, comins
from an individual whom you bad
known iu childhood, had played with
aud squnbblod with hundreds ol
Christonhcr sraxe.l at hnr tixodlv and
solemnly tlntmpud his lull as a dirge
Never mind, Christie; yon lore me,
anywnv dou't you, dear? There, old
man. don't lick my face. You think I
am crying, don't vou? but it is not so,
I nssuro vou. Why, Christopher, do
von ihink I would shod a tear for Paul
Ferris? Come, we will got ready and
go to Stella, since sho cau not come to
us. An errand of love, my son, with
roses nud jasmine for our offering."
There were many such errands of
love iu the ensuing weeks, for Stella
grew weaker day bv day, and her re
covery seemed far oil aud uncertain.
The poor child would fain havo been
well. Sho would talk for hours, be
tween spasms of eoughiug, about the
things she would go and sec, tho books
she would road, aud places sho would
visit when she should be better again.
It was on Christmas evo that tho end
came. There was a suddeu attack of
hemorrhage, a message sent to Paul at
Her Majesty's theater, a few hours of
hushed waiting, a little struggle and
it was over. Margaret Stauhopo was
there and it was in her arms that
Stella's life flickered aud went out.
Toward tho last she begged Paul to
sing to her.
"Something that will make me go to
sleeo soon," she said wearily.
And Paul wout to Uio piauo in the
adjoiuing room and touched, t bo keys
"Sorrow and cure may meet.
The tempest cloud may low r,
Tho sumo of stti may licut
Uikhi life's troubled shore:
Cod doth hit own In surely keep
Uo gtveth his beloved sleep.
"In childhood's winsome pniro.
In manhood's Joyous bloom.
In feebleness and aire.
In dentil's dark jiuthcrinir gloom,
God doth his o u In safety keep
Uo givcth his beloved alcop."
When ho had finished he felt a llxht
touch on tho shoulder. He turned and
saw Margaret with tho tears like rain
on her face.
"She is asleep at last," she said
When Marcarct had done what she
could she went away, and Paul did not
see her for months.
It was better so, he told himself.
Her wav was not his. Their paths lay
far apart, anil he could not attempt to
bridge tho gulf between them. And so
life went on for him drearily, with
never a break in the monotony until
spring came. Then one morning ho
met her ou Regent street, hhe was
just stepping into her carriage, but she
stooped him and gave him her hand,
and drew bim aside for a few moments'
"I am glad I happened to meet you,"
she said. "I wished to speak to you
on on a matter of business. It is a
favor I am going to ask of you. No
de not be so rash as to grant it before
hand, but promise to como to the
house to-morrow morning ami we will
tafk it over. I shall be in until 11
Good-bv for tho present."
When Ferris was shown into Miss
Slaubopc's drawing room next morn-
inr he Ion ml it deserted, a cneenui
fire was buruing in tho grate, the sun
struL'srled in throutrh the lace curtains.
and on the window seat boxes-of snow
drops were liftiug their delicate heads
to receive tne warm rays.
Margaret appeared very shortly and
greeted him with her usual iranK Kina
lincss. She asked him to bo seated,
ami nfter a few commonplace remarks
evidently maile au effort to plunge in
to the subject weighing ou her mind.
"I asked you to come hero because
I have something to say to you that
concerns us both something I wish to
ask of you," she began.
"Anvthiug that 1 Can I will do for
you. Miss Stauhopo. You must know
I am yours to command."
"It is rather difficult for me to tell
you. now that you are hero," sho went
ou, nervously. -The fact is, Mr. Fer
ris, I think of sailing for New York in
a fortnight, and I want you to go
Paul leaned forward and passed his
hand over his eyes. '
"lint I do not understand," he said,
with a puzzled expression. -
Lie could see that she was laboring
under some excitement, that her
breath was coming uncertainly. It
seemed to him she was very near tears,
although sho was smiling.
'Monsieur," she said rapidly in
French, "I havo the honor of asking
your hand in marriage for Mile. Stan
hope." It struck him like a blow. It blind
ed him took his breath away. He
could not speak; was only conscious
that Margaret was kneeling beside his
chair with her hands ou his arm; that
her face was upturned, grave and ten
der. "Paul," she wbisnered, "I love you.
WiVeTu1mo.rafiast, an.fat tnst he
held her in bis arms and kissed her
"Paul! Paul!" she sobbed, "yon must
not think badly of mo. I know you
love me. I knew you would not speak.
Oh. mv davlinsr, never leave me, will
you proniiso it? Never for a day for
an hour. Paul! Paul!" Vrake't Mag
azine. Re-tonfnj? and Regulating Pianos.
At least once In ten years a " piano
shonld be rc-toned and regulated,
and . an "upright" oftenor, as the
"squares" usually have had tho ham
mers protected by a covering of deer
skinj the "uprights" arc all sent out
unprotected, but it is only a' question
of use before these must receive a
covering, or else have a now set of
hammers at live times the expense.
Be very careful who does tho toning.
Tho tuning and toning are the only
artistic jobs connected with tho con
struction of a piano. All tho rest,
however difficult of execution, havo
definite rules and patterns. These tw
alone depend for correctness of ex
pression upon tho discretion of thoir
producer. Poor tuning may lie cor
rected by a good tuner, while a set of
hammers may ha Hpoileil by an experi
mental toner, JlouueketpOig.
History of Ilia Translations of Urn ltuok
or HOOK. - ,
In tho roar SS5 U. O. seventy of the
wise mcu of Alexandria engaged them
selves Iu compiling nnd collating tho
Hebrew scriptures into their present
united form, says tho St. Louis Ulobc
Vcntocrat, nud further simplifying tho
works by translating them iuto UreeK
for tho uonotlt of tho Jews then iu
Kgypt. Tho results of their labors
havo siuce beeu knowu colloetholy ns
tho Soptuagiut, from tho faot that it
wits tho work of tho sovouty translat
ors, About 400 years later, in the sec
ond ceuturv, A. D., the books of the
now testament woro added' nud tho
whole, translated into Latin. Tho
Italia, or Lnlin version, soon became
tho standard of the primitive Chris
tians, nud was used to the exclusion of
both tho Hebrew and droek versiuus
for two coiiluries, until tho St. Jerome
revision of A. D. -too. After SU
Jerome had finished his crowning
work, a great deal of which ho per
formed in tho vitiligo of llethlehoin,
almost in sight of the birthplace of
Jesus, tho Dalmatian nud Paunonian
monks hid away their old versions of
the biblo and would use no other ex
cept the ono which had boon given
them by their patron Jeromo himself.
Tho Jeromo revision was as. superior
to tho work of tho seventy ns their
work was to the old soml-barbario
work which existed prior to tho trans
lation of 285 U. C. The most carefully'
written copies of tho bible obtainable
were consulted by tho scholarly saint,
ami, compared with tho Arabic, Ho-,
brow and Syriao vorsious, iu all of
which ho in ad o emendations and cor
rections which havo stood tho test of
all subsequent time.
Tho herculean task undertaken by
St. Jeromo will bo better understood
when the reader has been informed
that over 200 versions of the evangel
ists, each differinjr from tho other in
many of its essential details, wero pre
sented for tho consideration of tho
sages at tho council of Nice iu 325 A.
D. For hundreds of years copyists
have added to aud taken from the
scriptures to such an extent as to
make it extremely difficult for even
the most learned to decide what should
remaiu for the edification of future
generations, or what would bo elimi
nated from the sacred pages as apo
cryphal. The wonl "bible," meaning
book, or as applied by the early writers,
"the book," was first used by Chrysos
totu ns early ns tho fifth ceutiiry, where
he speaks of the sacred writings col
lectively ns tho Biblia or "tho books."
The iutiuito variations which occurred
iu tho manuscripts written by Uio
early Christian fathers have caused a
great deal of contention among church
men, some admitting certain books ns
canonical, which are rejected by others
ns apocryphal. This you cau liud
illustrated by comparing a Do nay aud
a King James biblo of to-day. The
former admits several books which, the
King James translators would not
The books as arranged nnd nrceyted
at present are lite results of years of
labor aud of countless councils nud re
vision assemblages. For 1.21K) years
nfter tho savior of men entled his briuf
career on tho rugged heights of Cttl
Tary, the touching details of which are
known to over 700,000.000 of people
nud in every land on tho globe, each
book of the biblo was one continued
story, undivided into chapters, para
graphs or verses. Prior to tho limn of
the Spanish rabbi the Jews employed
a system of dividing the chapters into
verses iu the old testament, a system
which had never been adonlcd by the
Christians, ami was discarded for that
of the learned Spauiard by the Jews
The new testament was not divided
into verses until after tho invention of
the art of prinliug, and then first by
the Kobert Slovens Greek edition iu
Of tho early translations of the bible
the most important, aside from the
Scptuagint and tho Si. Juromo ver
sious, ace the three-fold Egyptian
translations of the fourth century (this
remarkable work of the copyist was in
threo languages and was intended for
all parts of Egypt); tho Versio Figu
rata. collected by Jacob of Kdcssa in
tho eighth century; that of Paul, bishop
of Tela, iu 617; and the eighth, ulutu
and tenth century translations, inado
reflectively by IJede, Alfred and
iElfric. During the dark ages and on
down to the timo that Luther gavo his
masterpiece to the world, several trans
lations were mado, including that of
Notker-Labco. A. D.; that pre
pared under the supervision of Petrus
Waldus, 1170; tho important work of
Louis the Pious, 1227;' that of Charles
the Wise, 1380; the Guyars version of
128C; the thirteenth century version in
Spauish during tho rcigtt of Alphonse
V. and the two excellent works of
Wickliffeand liuss, tho latter for the
Iloheuiiaus and the former for the
English-speaking people. With the
invention of printing every person
who had ever laid claim to literary
abilities seemed to think that he had
been specially commissioned from on
high to translato tho word of God, ns
one would naturally infer from the
fact that not less than seventeen Ger
man translations alone were given the
public between the time of Gutenberg
and Faust and that of Martin Luther.
The Wickliffe (sometimes spelled
Wycliffc) version of 1381 was the lirst
English translation. Johrf Wicklllfo,
the translator, was condemned to be
burned for presuming to do such a
thing without the consent of thn cla
gy, Xut was finally allowed to die a
nutural death. His biblo was never
printed; however, there are ninny
manuscript copies of it.
The Works of "The Duobcst,"
A funny thing happened to a well,
known literary woman in this city not
long ago, says tho N. Y. Evcninrj Hun
. i. . 1 t..
a woman who is ooiuji ic,oi m
ShakApcarc than in Saltus and in Dick
ens than in tho Duchess. Indeed, she
has never read a lino of this latter pro
lific person, but she knows tho name
very well, nnd having occasion recent
ly to niako some slight study of the
present English writers of fiction she
wrote a line to her bookseller, saying:
"Please send me the works of 'The
Duchess,"' Sho thought thero were,
probablv, threo or four of them, she
said. The next day, ns sho sat in her
study, there camo ii ta"t her cIoof,
and, opening it, sho fouud her man,
and a strange man, and her maid, all
tugging nt enormous packages of some
thing or other, which they all sot down
upou tho floor, while tho strange man
banded her a nolo from her bookseller,
which read: "Dear madame, wo have
pleasure in sending you tho works ol
The Duchess,' as you have ordered."
"Then," she said, "I opened the
threo great packages, and I laughed
till I cried, for, upon my word, tiie
works of "Tho Duchess" were com
prised iu forty-three volumes. "
WIT AND HUM01L
For every industrious man tharo Is
an idlo ono wanting fi borrow tnotiey
of IiIm.-r-.lfi'Ai'sim (?hec, .
How good a man Is to Ills wife tho
first day after sho hns caught him do
ing something wrong. ViMi'ri' tri
bune. "It was a timgiiltloout tnliio, but they
ruined it." "llowr "Tho poor Idiot
took all tho gold out of it." Wurior's
You do not always got returns from
your wisdom, but you nlways got big
returns from your follies. Akhinon
Sho (after a lover's quarrel) "You
ntav return my loiters." Ho (editor)
"Did youlnclosu stamps?" Warper's
Ethel (ambitious) "What would
you tlo If you had a voice llko niinoP"
Maud (spiteful) "1 try to put up
with it" N. i'. Memhl.
'I seo tho dethroned Emperor of
ltrtixil has become a great student."
"Yes; now that ho cannot reign lie
pores! Boston Traveller.
Actor to Promoter "When docs tho
oue come?" "Direotly, don't you hear
tho audlonco are already tiogiumng to
hiss?" t uegeiuu jsMtter.
Wo havo no words except pralso for
the dead. This Is natural, as wo usual
ly exhaust our whole stock of blamo ou
them while alive. IStek,
Cumso "You cau load a horse to
water, but you can't mako him drink."
Hanks "Just the samo with aColouol,
Isu't it!" VrooUyn l.ife.
When you sco a boy with beautiful,
long, yellow curls thuro Is very littlo
doubt ns to who is tho head of tho fam
ily. iiffifimiHits Journal.
Cumso "llrown Is an Ideal money
maker." Hanks "Yes. 'Wax to ro
coivo and marblo to retain,' as tho
adage says." iV. 1'. ilcraltl.
"Porous plasters nro good for a
woak back. "That's all right, but I
waut a plaster that will be good for a
week bunco." Harper' llantr.
Teach your boys how to earn money,
aud, to niako the reform iu tho next
generation complete, teach your girls
how to spend H.AtchUon illolte.
A mail who has been swindled in a
bucket-shop transaction may not exnet
Iv want to dio, but ho fouls a good ileal
llko kick'ng the buckut.. Joseph
"Think that young doctor under
stauds his business pretty well?'1 "1
think not. I heard several of thu old
er physicians praising him yesterday."
' Send this car to tho repair shop,"
ordered tho inspector. "Yes, sir.
What is wiong?" "I notice that two
of the wi'idows open easily. Havo
them attouued to." V. 1". Hun.
Salvationist (stopping Jack on the
road) "Young man, uro you ready to
die? Jack "Look here, my friend,
I'm entirely unarmed nnd haven't a
cout about me." Brooklyn Life.
"Well, your goose U cooked!" ex
claimed Suodgrass, as he entered his
parlor. "Who has been roasting you
this time, love?" asked Mrs. Suod
grass, aiixloiisly.-rU(i,'s tt'eekly.
"I couldn't help getting mail. Now
I appeal to you. if you were I, wouldn't
ymi he niigiy?" "I don't know as I
"would bo angry; but, if I woro yog, I
should bo Inexpressibly sail." Boston
A "Bullion thinks a good deal of
his homo and grounds, nud is fond of
showing them off." H (in love with
Bullion's (laughter, sadly) "Yes, he
showed mo oh tho grounds Inst even
ing." lale Uewrd.
Teacher ' Tommy, you may explain
tho difference beiivi-oii wages and
salary." Tommy "Tho man that
draw's a salary has to spend most of It
for good clothes or lose his job." Jn
orat incTn "volapuk.
Imnrrsiloni of Corrmpr-ndent Win
Heard Col. Spracuo't Address.
The volapuk convention opened with
an address iu the now languago by the
president of tho association. Colonel
Charles E. Sprajrue, of New Yoik. says
the Springfield Jlepubliean. His listen
ers doubtless understood part of his re
marks, for ho was applauded two or
three times, but to tho majority of th
people it was evident that underslnnd
Ing came only with difficulty. Now,
how did the. new invention sound?
Well, thero was a great predominance
of tho European a and i (or cc) and ol
the long o. Iu every eentonco each
ono of these vowels seemed to outnum
ber all tho others put together. Con
sonants were obscuro as Col. Sprngue
snoke them, and it was notfcoahle
that tho sibillanls was very , frequent,
Tho letter 1 also seemed to be a hard
worked member of the volapuk alpha
Tho pronunciation follows the French
in having uo accent. That Is, Colonel
Sprngno'tulkud with Just about the
same stress on cauh ayllnblo.and I paid
close attention to this fenturo of the
How of sound after noticing it. Lack
ing accent, volapuk lacks tho force
which is so strung a characteristlo of
English, aud it ulso shows sadly the
need of the virile consonalits, which are
the life of German.
Perhaps nothing better could be ex
pected of an Invented tongue, for tho
English and German nro tiie result of
genius and struggle, of wars and dis
putes, of orations and poems, of busi
ness sharpness nnd philosophical con.
templntioiiv They nro alive. ' Volapuk
is wooden and dead. That io the im
pression mado upon me by hearing
Colonel Spragtto's address in his ver
nacularno, not his nor anybody's.
It was a convention of English speak
ing pooplo using pnithpr thoir own
vernacular nor that of any other people
under heaven. It was just hashed up
Colonel Spraguo talked seriously, but
his word-making had its humorous
aspect. Ho was wonderfully proficient,
and is to bo praised highly for his abili
ty to talk in that which has no dialect
and no evcry-day vocabulary, nnd so is
ahovo tho usual perils to translators.
A delegate from the floor said some
thing 111 volapuk iu a labored way nnd
soon struck Into English. It was as if
he had beun stumbling across lots in a
bog meadow and hnd come out into the
travelo4 rad again. Ho certainly
seemed much relieved and got olonjf
much cosier in English.
the CaaUo qt Hel(elberi(. .
The work of restoring tho historio
ensile at Heidelberg lias begun and
wilt contlnuo for two yoars at least,
It is not inteuded to restore the plot
uresquo ruins, but toronow thofotiuda
tions and restora certain portions of
tho Cnstloin strict conformity to its ap
pearance In tho time of the electors
palatine. , ' ,
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