A V HAN TTII'E. A party of eight hearty trappers, who wore penetrating the heavy woodlands of northwestern Iowa upon the head waters of the Des Moines, were encamped in a cozy alley amid a thick growth of scrub oak, and under the overhanging branches of a giant Cottonwood, making the usual preparations for the coming night. They were a Prty of consolidated trapper who were joinod together for the purpose of resting, in hiberma, upon the Pes Moines, pursuant to the spring trapping. They were joined by mutual oonsentr the union of numbers being equally advantageous to all parties in securing a surer protection from the Indians, and a hotter chance of a supply of food than a single man could expect to obtain. And the thon existing hos tilities of the Indians towards the whites west of the Mississippi was a sufficient warrant foa such precaution, even as our atory will show. The little business of tho camp was conducted in the deepest silenoe, and the words and actions of the men betokened an evident weight upon the minds of all. The first was started in the doepest and most shaded nook in the valley, and the Hre was carefully watched and retained to a certain degree of size and light, it being barely large enough to cook their evening meal; and, having been cooked what was most unusual and singular, it was extinguished. Only four of the men slept, and that with their arms at their sides. Four watched at different points, peering into the darkness and listening for the least sound which betokened the approach or presence of a foe. Something evidently demanded this great care and watchful ness on the , part of the trappers, and something important. What was it? Simply this, there were hostile Indians on their track red men. wary ana treacherous, thirsty for thoir blood l But still the long night passed in the wilderness, the watches changed, and none came to disturb the party. As day approached, and the first fuint streaks of light were darting across the eastern sky, the men arose, and making their prepar ations, were ready again to press onward to their quarters, known to them as "Aito's Nook" a trapper of that name having a cabin there still distant a day's journey to the northwest. Before starting they held a brief con sultation. "We must take to the river and follor it, and hev a wider range. Them tarnal ' yallor-skins hev sep'ratod, an' one gang gone aroun to head us off, an t otlier a waitin' fur them to git round; case ef thov wa'n't they wnd a been onto us lost Wit." . , , "That ere are arood reasonin . an thinks as Mart are right; but ef we let out a little, and do suthin' in the way uv travelin'. we may git ahead o' the party, and leave the ones ahind ns to wait a bit longer, until they kin meet the others comin' back, and find out as how it wa'n't no go." "No, no, 'taint no use; they war trav- enn au nigut, wuue wo i , and hev a biar start, an' will keep it, too. We had better f oiler close on to the river, after making a 'show to make 'em think we tuk inland.' This plan was adopted. The whole party started inland, under the guidance of Mart a wise, experienced trapper amid a heavy growth of oak and sucar tmn and tiroeeedod. perhaps, a distance of thirty rods, when Mart commanded a stop. Leaping upon the shoulders of another, he swung nimsen into uie ioor branches of a small white oak, and bade the rest to follow. From the white oak, ha passed, by dexterous climbing, into a hickory close by; and thus nimbly as . a squirrol, he passed from tree to tree, liia virtu slnnff over his shoulders, and his knife betweon his teeth, at his dis posal for the severing of an opposing or troublesome limb (which limbs, how ever, were never suffered to fall to the ground;) and thus, the rest followed with equal celerity the last man, hav ing no ones shoulders to stand on, be ing hauled into the tree by his com panions. Thoir reasons for not climb ing the trunks were obvious; the marks left thereon would instantly be detected by the keen eye of an Indian who, nerhans. would never think of looking .t th hranrh ten feet above his head. For fifteen rods surprising though it seems theso men pursued their arial flight, as it were. Still, the closeness of the trees to each other offered great fnii;;na an.l tha feat was not such wonder, all things considered. At the ,! hn fififinn rods, or thereabouts, Mart dropped to the ground lightly as a nnJrrel. and struck a bee line for the river, abcut due south, and, as he walked, exhibited another lngcnius .inwftlinor his trial a trait nnorrnfteil into hl8 SOUl 81 most to perfection. Each tree, whose .f,r ,imit of it. he carefully .and thoroughly shook carefully avoid- ng tearing the bam ana uowu th bright frost-bitten leaves, almor.t completely concealing hia track art operation which, begun Vimunlf -trad finished bv the rest for they all looked upon Mart as nai;fin,i man for leader in tho the party, ant", followed his example with- out hesitation or question. - .nnMorll distance the watch f ul man lept on, until the light of on opening beyond sLvne through the trees indicating tnevicinuy ui tr. rinwil and one went for ward to reconoiter, who, after a short space, leturned with the unexpected news that the whole party of pursuers, to the v r.t hirttr vera encamped in the Taller below. f ' Directly at this point, where our party Stopped, the river was broken by a olid -i V , ti.a work of the inde- fatigable beaver. Above this, of course, the water had gathered into a Uke of con . i.i.. .hinii holnw the river -n . irentla alone to a little lull of some feet, where it descended into a lovely and fertile valley, loruuBu rolled a gurling abeam, ePf frn? .i r.i tUJTiilme. Down in the vaUeyneath VT of an old cottonwoouv " t the aide of the runnel were the red men, fully exposed w um "w gaze of the hunters. ii.w.n fiom.thingnnuualhadevilentlybeen the occasion of this unwonted day camp by the Indians; and, by the keen of the band, the cause was soon die- C0"Thev've got a hnrt bird among ' i.and.ehi.f.tthat,Ikalkilate.- This was indeed true, aa tlie occasion ally unearthly wail which went up from the camp plainly proved. The hunters were now all in the edge of the wood, gazing upon the hostile party in the valley. , "Lot's give 'em some pills right off, I say," cried Mike Wort, a stalwart son of the wilderness, whose deadly hatred of the red men frequently led him to go beyond the rules of caution in his desire for their overthrow. "No, no!" said Mat, "I have a better plan nor that. Wait here, all of ye. until night. The Indians will cot travel before to-morrow, I will bet on that. Oit yer hatchets ready, and be all right for work. "Well, I s'pose yer all hunk about it, old boy' replied Mike, letting the ham mer of his gunlock down carefully; "but I'll be blowed if I wouldn't a kinder liked ter sink an ounce o' lead inter some of the tarnel yaller-bollied var mints!" and he cast a longing glunoe at the dusky party below, as the sports man might have eyed the forbidden game on the Lord's Manor, perching or flying about in the most temperate manner. Ai but half the day waa yet spent, tho men scattered about making the most of their time several, of course, being posted to give instant notice should any movement take place on the part of the savages. Various were the speculations as to what Mart's plan's consisted of. It was clear the Indians had given up the pursuit. Mart's theory of the separa tion, and his trouble to leave a puzzling trail, were both at once wrong and use loss. Some injury had befallen some one of the horde of redskins, and the chase had been abandoned; consequently, the trappers were free to travel safely. But Mart, in his own wise head, had a scheme for "fun" well laid; and was re solved to go no further until some satis faction had been obtained lor the troub lesome marches which the close follow ing of the pursuers had made necessary. Carefully and closely, unuer me javor- able concealment of a fallen tree, Mart surveyed and examinod the dam. It was of course, originally a huge tree felled athwart the stream, thon piled with sticks and stonos, and plastered with mud, until, undor the admirable mason rv of the industrious builders, the bea vers, it became a solid and substantial dam. The works were on the side on which the whites were. This was what Mart desired. It being a large tree, the bea vers, instead of cutting it down, as they would those of lesser dimensions, had dug and gnawed at the roots until it fell, held to the shore by a few remaining roots. All this the hunter's eve took in at a glance, and more, too. The bridge was old, it would slide easy, and his eye glistened as he scanned the comparative ly large body of water above the dam, confined bv it. and it alone, from rush ing down and suddenly ruling tue vaney below. "It will cive em a good duckin ten- erate. if it don't swamp 'em entirely," muttered Mart, satisfactorily, as he re- tnrnnd to his companions. "Rovs." said no. as ne appeared among them again, "I didn t tell pre what my ideas was afore, kase I didn t know then whether it would work or not; but I hev seed that it will, and that, tu, like dry powder and a new flint. You all see that fare dam; well, that's got to slide, and ef tlmm dirtv redskins don't get enough o' sour water to last 'em sum time, old Mart Waiver are somewhat out of his kalcuia- tinna " The sturdy fellows saw tho whole tinner in a moment, and the eyes or all sparkled os they grasped their servicea ble hatchets, ready lor Dusiness. "Now. hold upl JNot yet, Doys; wan till the coon whistles, and the panther yells, and they light their fires. And the enunnnoa Ail d axeitinir expectation. How mpn innncea arouuu Kiut m i.ft"um ever, when the'sun was far down behind tho western hills, ana tue pngm gi hnm th a Tmiians' nros lit up tue skv, eliciting many a howl from the prowling wolves and bears, Mart led the noiseless band to the bank, and the quick work began. The soft, moist roots gave back no echoing sound to startle the dusky forms which flitted about tho camp fire, down in the dell. The dead, dull "thud" foil upon the ears of those who caused it onlv. while others, who with long and levers loosened the ail ferent parts, caused no greater sounds than the occasional splash of a falling tlin water. Karift.lv and noiselessly the sharp blades of knife and hatchet cut the succulent wu an.i tim old dam. Ion or since do sorted by its builders, quivers t-vrnana. and Mora heavilv the rotten fabrio labors and the rippling waters already burst through in a hundred different places. "Look out boys! There she goes!" and away swept the fragmonts of the liberated ..,nir with it loads of mud and sticks, wi.iia' likn the freed winds of Aeolus i.iri!ncr n'nr thn cirenmaflreus fluctus, and carrying terror to the hearts of the wondering Trojans, the rhing waters rolled down in a huge deluge, and fell at the cascade with a roar like that of the flnwrirfl. like A wllirlwiXlU. tbfl tauuuu. . torrent rolled covering the opening ol the valley with a silver sheet, ana -.urging onward o'er the ground. And now a fierce yell of astonishment is heard frnm hnlow. Dark forms flit about the .linmarinir flra in confusion indescrib able, and amid hoarse yells and shrieks niirtprabla. except by a northwestern ahoricrine. It was a representation, grand and life like, of randemonium in the wilderness, Ti.a'iiMnerv was true and appropriate, tl.a costumes well adapted, the acting -.v1i natural, animated, lively. BUJ'Vl UIJ F t - ;Tor lmnrARaive. irrandi io r, , ' " ... nil,. i;.t f tha mimio staee. with all the talents mechanical, tragical, descriptive and all the" combinations of ingenious phantasmagoria at his command, could f. i.. . nita" nt inch a scene as that. Th. hardv trailers, with the sweat of hi rflnt labor standing in great dropi Kir checks, were the spectators. They answered each yell with one of de fiance and inumpn, umu m , , hissing quenched the first flame, and the i-t -.;d1 a nf taanair was hushed. In the darkness of the night the cool waters gathered o'er the shady nooks of that valley, and rolled over the mossy turf, pressed tho hour before by the mcccasined foot of tha red man. la the morning, tha atern eight wended their way through the forest brake, and in due time reached the cabin thoir destination. In after years, Mart waa wont to expatiate on the foat I have im perfectly recorded. "It was a clean wipejit was," he would aay. "Indians don't ne'er mind water in the proper quantities, but they couldn't stand the tide of the De Moyne. But artor all, it wan't quite fair, and I sometimes thinks as how it would a boon more kinder aorteror shipshape to boy given chance fur 'leg bail,' with a h'ist o' lead in the rear, llowdsuniever, it's all the same a hundred years hence. Joe, give me the whisky." American riuck at Heidelberg. Among the sixty or seventy American students at HoiUiAborg, none of them be long to the fighting conis. Thoy are not cowards, oithor. It is known that if oc casion requires thoy can fight thoir own way. but thoy have no desire that their good looking faces shall be hacked and chopped op like dog's moat and be dis figured ever after. Not long ago an Amorican rtudont had a slight quarrel with one of the fighting corps students, and received from him a challenge Being tho challenged party the Amorican hod the choice of weapons. lie sent word to tho Gorman by friend that he would moot him the next morning at G o'clock at a place outside of the city, and the weapons should be navy revolvers (he had a good pair,) at ten paces. I he Herman and uis friends concluded it would not be a good day for duels and tho matter was drop ped. A student here was reading me an extract of a letter he had recently re ceived from his father in Kentucky. As near as I can remomuer this is the sub stance of it: Dbab Bob: I hear that they have sword duels in Heidelberg, and that many of the students engage in them. I do not believe in the barbarous practice of dueling, but there are timos when one has to fight or ba branded a coward, xou know that our family does not belong to the latter class. Should oocasion require, which I trust will not happen, novor choose swords only cowards and Frenchmen use those weapons. Choose pistols or rifles, which moan businoss. Nevor show yourself in your native town with a sword scratch on your person. From your affectionate Father. The young man asked me what I thoucht of that doctrine. I told him I did not believe in either the sword scratch or the holo mado by the pistol ball. Kromor's Railway Quide. South African Reptiles. T war wearied bv a Ions day's hnntincr. when, close to my feot. and by my bed side, somo. glittering substance caught mveve. I stooped to pick it up; but ere my hand reached it, the truth flashed across me it was a snake I Had I fol lowed my first natural impulse, I should have sprung away; but not being able clearly to see in what position the reptile was lvinir. or which way his hood was nointed. I controlled myself, and re mained rooted breathlossly to the spot. Stroininff my eves, but moving not an inch. I at lenirth clearly distinguished a hnge puff adder, the most deadly snake in the colony, whose bite would have sent me to the other world in an uour or two. I watched him in silent horror; his hood was from me so much the worse ; for this snake, unlike any other, al ways rises and strikes back. He did not move: he was asleep. Not daring to shnllla mT foot, lost he should awake and snrinor at me. I took a jump backward that would have done honor to a gym nostio master, and thus darted outside the door of the room. With a thick atipk I thon returned and settled his worship. Some parts of South Africa swarm with snakes; none are free from them. I have known three men killed by one of them in one harvest on a farm ni.'ni.nnt'i TTnnV Thnra ia an im- mense varioty of them, the doodliest bo ing the puff adder, a thicic ana comparo tivelv short snake. Its bite will ooca- dinnmiv kill within an hour. One of my friends lost a favorite and valuable horse bv its bite in less than two hours after the attack. It is a sluggish rep tilfl. and. therefore, more dangerous for, instead of rushing away, like its fel lows, at the sound of approaching foot steps, it naif raises its neoa ana nissus, New York News. Tlie Wrong Window. KnmA vears asro old Judge Dash of Moine, accompanied by his wifo, visited KnwYork. The Judare "put up" at the tnvnrn down bv the Battery. Before xo- tiring for the night ana alter airs, aobu had retired, the judge wouiu uaye i bath. Having performed his ablutions, the Judge looked around for some recep tacle into which he might turn me cou tnntjt of his washbowl. There was nothing at hand, and rather than summon a servant the old gentle man conceived the idea of throwing the water out of the window. So mounting a chair, he opened a little annara window, which he thought opened into the back yard, and putting the bowl through it, deliberately emptied its contents. A howl of rage greeted the ears of the good old Judge, accompanied by fomale cries, and loud objurgations in a mascu- bne voice. "What in creation are you up to 7 ahnntatl aninabodv. "What in creation are you prowling around at this time of night for?" replied tho Judgo. "You ought to be at home with your wife and children." But the poor fellow outside had been nnitl alfiftcinff in bed with his better half, and the little window which the Judge opened was intented as a ventilator tAhoth rooms. The Judge had ao com pletely drowned out his neighbors that they were ouugeu w ace uuuuo Uv.u Po. Mann in Cattle. Neglect of proper cleanliness of the skin is one of the causes of this ailment. The denud ed places should be well cleaned with .tan and, nsinff a sponge, after which apply daily a portion of the following so iJTfin- Tik two onnces of glycerine, two drachms of sulphate of zino, and one quart of water, mix. In addition to the local applications, the animals should be treated constitutionally, by giving twice a week an ounce each of powdered nitr&t of Dotaasa and flowers of sulphur, miTa amontr cut feed. Attention most be paid to cleanliness of the skin. 1R0UXD THE WORLD. Those well-known dramatic artita who were such treat favorites in this city. Mr. John Jack and Miss Annie Firmin. have just returned to New York from a starriug tour around the world and give an interesting account of their wandor ings in tho Orient. They left New York in April, 1878, to fulfill engagements in San Francisco. During the following three yoars they played through the Ter ritories, the Pacific States and in this ity, and in February. 18.8, they sailed from San Francisco to the Sandwich Islands. Landing at Honolulu thoy so- wared in many important roles, King Kalukaua, the royal family and the Amorican and foreign residents attending thoir performances, which continued for 0110 mouth. Miss Firmin achieved a brilliant success hero in learning in the space ef five days an original uative Hawaiian song, sot to a native air, which she sung to the great delight of the royal family and the nutives. Every night on which she sang this song sevoral thou sand natives would crowd around the beautifully picturesque theater, unable to gain admission, owing to tho crowd insido, and join in the chorus. The effect was most charming. A month of play alternated with tho enjoyment of the varied sights of tho beautiful island. IX TBB SOUTHERN SEAS. They continuod on their course, leav ing tho fixed star of our northorn firma ment Iwhind, advanced across the equa torial line to take up the great autepo dean constellation of the Southorn cross, rassinir throneh tho Fiiian and within sight of the Samoan islands a fortnight brought thorn to the shores of New Zea land. Commencing at Aiicnianu, uiey cloved a two months' engagement, moot ing with renewed suooess and onjoying the novelty of an entortainmont by tho son and granddaughter of King Short land, the treat Mauri chief, at Grahams- town, on tho Thames, whoro they ate shark and sweet potatoes with the nativo New Zoalanaers and inspected mo now native narliamont house, built of hewn and Bplit logs, carvel and painted by and from designs prepared uy tue uauves themselves. In July they cntorod tho Imantifnl and extensive horbor of Syd ney, New South Wales, and landing at tho town of the samo name soon had the honor of appearing for a briof period in tho initial city of the groat island conti- ,A.t l l..utnl!n TlmniA thnv iour- nant of AuBtraha. Thence they iour neyed to the chief city of the antipodos, Mlhnnrnn. tha American city, so called on account of the enterprise instilled into the Anglo-Australians by the Americans who rushed there from our rocifio Coast on tho discovery of gold. Next in order they visited Adelaide, tho thriving me tropolis of South Australia. Here were fa hn nnn result of the Centennial ex nouitinn. American manufacturers and American ideas were very popular. Uoro street railways were in operation and American-buUt street cars were running on the linos. Three months of prosperi ty rewarded this visit, when our artists returned to Melbourne and took steamer for India. Thoy first landed at 1'oint uu tha island of Cevlon. In South ern India legend ascribes this beautiful spot aa the refuge of our nrst porenw, when driven irom tue uaruou ui uuu Ut INDIA. Five days brought them to Bombay, tho Capital of the BroBidonoy of that name, a city of 600,000 inhabitants, and the OA Ann ,1 Ttritish citv of importance in In dia, the bay of which is socond only to the Sydney harbor, the two with the har bor of Rio Janeiro being the three finest in the world. The waudercrs thon visitou Calcutta, by rail 1400 miles across the peninsula of India, and thon proceeded nnrfii as far as Delhi, visiting all the im portant points along tho rood, including orrackpore, Dinapore, uouores, ,i rvirmwA Tiiinknow. Anrra and Delhi, inspecting the rolios of the great Indian mutiny, the palaces ot Lucknow, the tombs of the wife of the groat Shah T.iluin Vnnwn as theTai.one of tho won ders of the world, together with tho fort at Agra, containing the peon mosque, l,o lnnkinir class baths and the hall of the looking-glass baths ana e "!! ," together with the tombs of the Kings at Delhi, and the Kootab towors at the lat Wa Those sichts woll recompensed tho artist tourists for their journey, whilo the suocess attending their periormunces Hmir wadnoriuffs still more agroe- able. Retracing their steps, they re turned to Calcutta and thence to Bom bay, where now triumphs awaitoa mem WONDE118 OF TUB LAST At the former place they visited the tra ditional sites of the black holo of Cal cutta, the gardons of the king of uuao, where they saw, among othor wonders, the extraordinary adjutant bird and the dancincr master. The former is a specjos of the ostrich, naraod from his military 0-n ni thA latter, towering like an immonM atork firambois most groie(iu' ly. They also visited the king's snakory, .nntAinincr over 6000 venomous reptiles. The seven tanks, being seven dams or reservoirs of water on the grounus oi me Indian prince, are interesting for the thprnto. and the famous carp thoy contain of enormous growth, similar to those at Fontanbleau, in Franoe, which come to the shore and food from the visi tors' hands. At Bombay they visited the caves of Elephanta. Those caves are hn in thA aohd rock, portions being left standing as columns to support the roof, all the interior being richly carved in bas-relief, representing emblematic from their mvtholoKV. The main hall is about sixty feet square, and fifteen or twenty feet from noor w ceiling SCENES nt MADRAS. Leaving Bombay, the tourists visited Peora, Hyderabad and Secunderbad.the ancient capitals of the Brahmins and the ancient capitals of the uraiimins ana uie Nabobs, and went to Madras, also visit- ing Ootecamund and Bungalow th, mountain resort of that Presidency (prcs Aannr ia the eouivalent for what we term a State or Territory). At Madras it was novel to observe the fishermen on three pieces of timber (about eighteen or twen ty feet long) lashed together, forming a Miininn iroinir a mile or two from ehore to follow their vocation. Their return through the surf waa most excit ing, though perhaps not quite so danger mu it annaartd. Their fish baskets .. ..vi. .... lojihAd to their primitive boats, which they paddled with pieces of boards sii feet long and as many inches wide. Their attire consisted of email .nHin cloth about their loins, and a comical shaped bat made of cocoa- But fibre, fitting tightly to tlie head, and riiich is said to be water proof. At all events, they will carry notes and letters to outward bound vessels, going through the most violent seas with their messages under thoir bats. 1I11IMEHB PAOODAS. Crossing tho Bay of Bengal the wan derers next entered British llurmuh, and at Muuluiain and ltangoon thoy saw the wonderful pagodas( octagonal In shape at tho base, which rise in succosNivo tirs, each diminishing in aizo, one above the othor. After about throe tiers thoy as sume shapes not unliko a carrot, the thick part uppermost, and the whole sur mounted by a sort of umbrella, resem bling an inverted tambourine. This has attached to it a quantity of bells, which, being shaken by tho winds, fills tho air with tintitinubulutious. This umbrella is fretted with most rare jewels and pre cious stonos, the principul ono at Ban- goon costing millions of dollars to em bellish. The structure is of brick and ooment, tho whole gilded with gold. The base of the pagoda is surroumlotl with altars, containing heathen gods, somo with pure gold heads, others all gilded, at which the Bhuddist pays his devotion, which consists in counting ot beads, prostrations, the burning of tapors, and the uttoranco of formulas, similur in many roHpects to tho forms observed in Catholic places of worship. Bells are always stationed at these placos of prayor, somo of very huge dimensions, which thoy strike upon leaving thoir do votious, that the sound may accompany thoir offerings to the throuo on high. IN AFBIOA. Leaving Rangoon thoy coostod down the Indus-Chinese peninsula, passing through the Straits of Malacca, stopping at lVuang, Melaooa and Singnporo, then up through the China seas to Hong Kong, Couton.Amoy and Shanghai.ploying suc cessfully at each place. Returning to Bombay, thoy crosHed the Arabian sea and entered the Gulf of Aden, and thon into the histono lied Soa. Liitering the mouth of tho canal they londod at Suoz and pressed the soil of ancient Egypt. Tossing along the skirts of the great des ert, thoy bohold tho strange miriogo which has so frequently boon tho foorful delusion of tho traveler, visited grand Cairo, Holiopolis, the fumous niosoues, the citadel standing upon tho spot irom whence sprang the last of the Mamelukes, sailod upon tho waters of the fertilizing Viln irnioil nnnn tliA trmlitional rBHtinff 1 I1U fuvu ,'" u place that once sheltered Mosos, and as cended the Pyramids and stood upon the ear of the awe-inspiring npbynx, looking down into tho recovered tombs of this ancient Necropolis. Procooding Still westward, they ontered the famed DelU of the Nile, and reaching the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, at lost found thomsolves in the grand old city of Alex andrio. Leaving Africa, the tourists visited Greooo and Italy, and thon re turned to this country via i ranee and England. By Balloon to Europe, tfinrloa II. firimlev. the voting Eng lish ntronaut who started from Montreal in June, 1879, with a viow of crossing the Atlantic in his balloon, proposes making an ascension from Now York city at an early day. His balloon contains but 20,000 feot of gas, ana can sustain onlv 750 nonnds. There can. therefore, be onlv two uassonKors besides himsolf in tho basket car, and the three must not average more than ISO pounds eacu in woight. Tho weight of tlie balloon and tho car is 225 pounds, and tho ballast inclndincf extra clothimi and provisions. is 75 pounds. One man has engaged passage in the oar, but Mr. Oriinloy needs anothor to covor expenses. This ascension will be the ni.ty-soconu mado bv Mr. Gnmloy. His lutest one waa at the Dominion fair in Montreal month ago. He assorts that at the height of two niileo a current of air flows stead' ily from west to east, and that the Atlan tic could be crossod within throo days Mr. Grimley profeBsos no faith in any apparatus thus far invented for guiding n.Tl ins machine sufficiently powerful to a pauoon against air uurrmiw. a. containing 20,000 feot to susjain it. Even should a maohino of loss proportionate , ...... i - . ,. ,, weitrht be invnnted. and snccood in pro imlhnnf its balloon amainst air ourrents tho pressure of air caused by the rapid . 1 ,1 .. At. l.nllrtM frt llt11uf. moiion wouiu uiuan mo uuuwu w wt.ow. If made of suflloiontly thick matoriol to resist the pressure, it would uo too noavy to nso. Don't Dawdle. The word "dowdlo" means to waste time, to trifle. When a boy does a thing in a 1(17. v. slack wav. he "dawdles" over it. It is a bod thing to fall into a dawdling wav. it neins to maae a ooy uiiummr and a woman unwomanly. The dawd ler's life is ant to bo a failure. Ho does littlA for himself or for others. "In books, or work, or healthy play," he does not amount to much. Don't dttwd o. Do things with a will and do them well You must not splutter or be lussv over your wora. . i. ir... quick eye, and a ready hand, and a pa tient heart always. If von hove an hour in which to do half.honr's work, do it in the half-hour, Get through on tiuio, then play witn briskness and sparkling enjoyment. Do your errands promptly, uruwii your hair with a lively hand. Sweop your room with a lively broom, lake the de gree of D. D. don't dowdle. Raros Kolb. a German, who has been ransacking tho figures of the universe, says that tho English is the most widely spoken language, being ke by aDont 80,000,000 people; (J 60io00,000 or GO.000,000; D7S nt 40.O00.00O each; Kussian, 50,000,000. Every advance made by a peoplo in morality and healthy enjoyment and useful knowl. edge, adds to the tenure of life. The average of life among tho well-to-do is fifty years; among the poorthirtv two years. Clergymen average the longest eixty-slx years. Idlers are shorter lired than the industrious, and statistics prove that in countries where consanguineous marriages are permitted, there are to be found a greater number of deaf mutes and idiots than elsewhere. A Fshli. One day. when snmmer had begun Iter business of blistering the ears of small boys, and helping the ice-men to grow rich and high-nosed, an old goose ana pendod her frog-hunting operations ia the pond and called her throe dear little) goslings about her for a family chat. "My dear, dear daughters," she be gan, aa she put up one foot to see if her beau catehors were properly curled, "I am grieved that we are compelled to re side in such a neighborhood aa this. Since your father died and I got his life insuruueo, I have found no one hero good enough for me to associate with. You, too, have had a hard time. Ths young ganders around hero aro a mud puddlo set, and tho old widowers would ' have to be parboiled a whole woek be foro a wolf could chew them. We must continue to resido hero for a time, but thore is no reason why any of you should remain single." The goslings blushod and hid thoir heads, as proper young goslings should, and the niothei arched her nock and con tinued: "Of courso I want you all to marry rich young ganders, and put on tho stylo that becomes tue uaugniurs oi a gooso liko mo. It is truo that your father was brought up with a lame dog, and that I was glad euough to get a mud hole to swim in, but things have changed. If I don't set the fashions for this locality I at least load the stylos, and no other goose dares quack her mouth until 1 give tho signal." Here she plumed lior feathers and gave hiss which was heard olean over to tha bnrn-vard. and tho dolifflltod EOSlinffS Bwam around hor and applaudod. "Therefore, my doar goslings, I uavo Innnnd a trin for ns all. As rich can dors do not sock us out, we will sock for thorn. Whilo I am nono too old to marry again, being far from an old gooso, I shall not allow the thought to enter my hoad, but shall devote all my time to seonriug suitable mates for you. Ara bella, you must pencil your eyobrows, and wear a sod, faraway look, and quote poetry. Viola, you must be gushing and frank, and talk about our uonus, ami diamonds, and servants. Eleanor, you must socm innocent and confiding, and if you can be found wooping now and then, it will surely load to a proposal. Now, thon, to got ready. A a few davs later the quartet appeared at a frog-pond much frequouted by fash ionablo fowls and animals, and they had no soonor struok the water than they pro ducod a swell. Tha best nlooos wero everywhere resorved for tliom, and such othor geese as they could not swim over they stared out of countenance and passed around. AraMlo soddonod, Viola gushod and Eloanor wept, and three sleok-lookinct foxes, wearing mutton-chop whiskors and peaking with a lisp, were caugut in we trans. It was a happy idoa to havo three woddingB at once, aud to be in a hurry about it bofore tho foxes could get away. and the plan was duly carried out. The honeymoon hod only begun whon one Fox was arrested for having too many gosling wives. A second turned out to bo a buzzard in disguise, ana uo sioi old M othor Goose s diamonds, and lit out, whilo the third got drunk, and waa smothered in the mud. When the down- boorted and chagnnod quartette had waddlod back to their own frog-pond, foot sore and feathers missing, and ashamod to look old frionds in tho face. a drake walked down to the bank and aiiid: "Whilo I would not utter one quack to add to your overwrought feel ings, lot me in all Kindness genuy re mark that the difference betweon marry ing a home gauder or a foreign fox is sel dom soon by a goose until she has been baked aud eaten." UUIBL13Q. Tha Indians, like the Chinese, and evon some Amorioans are passionately fond of gambling. At thoir recent "potlaoh" over on the Hound u was a sight to behold them gambling. A cor respondent who visited the scone of fes tivities thus attempts to describe it. One might take close observations for an age, without solving the mystery of when the game ends or who wins, exocpt from the exultation of tho winnors. The princi pal device employod to woo came Fortune's favor, possesses one advantage, at least an indofluito number can en gogo in it. Thoy sit or kneel in two rows TACINO EACH OTHER. Tho stakes (in this instance consisting of clothing, boots and snoosana money; n heaped in a pile between them. A player on one side takes in either hand a cylinder of bone about an inch in diam eter and throe inohes.long, inscribed with dork-linod figures, which he con ceals undor a handkorchiof suspended from the neck. Thon begins an elab orate gesticulation aocompanied by a monotonous ohant from all the bucks on his side, while they beat time with sticks on boards laid just in front of thorn for the purpose. Occasionally a rude drum is usod to add to TBI HOBRtBLB DIN. At a signal from the opposing side, the noise coasos and the cylinders are trans ferred to the player opposite, and they take up the horrid refrain. Fegs are usod to keep the game, and as they pass from side to side, the interest of partici pants increases, and the way the old boots and ragged clothing are huriea over the players, into the heap, indicates the dovotion of willing slaves to the passion for gambling. Another game, more quiet in its nature, was played by two "braves" who sat on mats and with, flat wooden discs enveloped in the moss like fibre of eodar bark, contested for hours over the ownership of a COl'PLB OF HAtr-DOLLABS. This was alike incomprehensiDie, excep that somo of the discs had black edges, and when the bark pile nader which they lurkod was dotected during the rapid manipulations of his opponent, we ob served that a peg was shoved over to the opposite player, in one wwec. m Indian gamblors seem to be far in ad vace of their white brethren. They will not cheat. "Science" is unknown to them: and a native, even though he be a thief, who should be caught resorting to trickery, would be incontinently ban ished from the fraternity of the ring. To rreventrrinUfromFading.-Make solusion of soap, put in the articles and wash them in the usual way. Add lemon, juice or vinegar to ths rinsing water.