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The great steamship City of Brussels
lies at the Inman wharf, New York, -with
jlags flying and black smoke lazily roll
log from Ler two funnels.
It is now noon, and the rails at throe
o'clock. " - .
Big baggage Tans stand at tbe different
gangways unloading baggage, which is
checked off by a good-natured fat man in
white cap. The lost loads of freight
re being put on, and the baggage not
wanted is stored in the hold and the
trunks that will be required are being
piled upon deck, and marked with the
number of the stateroom to which they
are to be sent.
The passenger from Iowa is on board.
He has been frightenod for the past week
less he miss the boat and he has been
leaning over the rail smoking since eight
o'clock this morning.
A man with camp stools and steamer
chairs takes bis place at the entrance to
the building that covers the wharf, while
two others more privileged come with
their wares to the gangway where the sa
loon passengers got on board.
A steamer chair is an adjustable ar
rangement of oak and cane, and has an
adjustable arrangement on which to place
jour foot. If you buy them downtown
they will cost you $1.75 to $2, and they
will be sent to the steamer without extra
cost, bat if you purchase them on the
dock they will oost you $3 at least, and
45 if you have a lady with you. The
The chairmen are sharpers, who onght to
le sat down on instead of the chairs.
Mountains of trunks and boxes are be
ing whirled up in the air by machinery
and lowered into tho hold. Steerage
passengers are buying tin plates and
knives and forks from a forbidding old
woman near the street, and aro going up
their gangway to the forward part of tho
Here comes an immense dray with'
trunks by the dozen. They belong to
part of Mapleson's opera company, who
are going over, having made all the
money out of America that is at present
get-at-able. Now comes a coupe, and
two more passengers join the one from
, "If von want to see the flowers," says
a man belonging to the ship, "you had
better go below before the orowd comes."
I am not going to betray my ignorance
'by asking ''What flowers?" but go down
to the saloon. Tbe air is heavy with
perfume. The stewards are busily ar
janging the floral tributes; and, although
there are eight long tables, there is
hardly room for the mosses of color that
have been sent on board and that are
constantly arriving. Anchors are a
favorite device. Horseshoes come next,
and baskets of every design are numer
ous. To each is attached a card, and tho
.growing number of visitors walks up and
-down, reading the cards and making
comments on the flowers.
One handsome young lady on the arm
-of a languid swell is very enthusiastio
while he is a trifle indifferent.
"Oh, it is just quite too perfectly
.lovely for anythingl" she exclaims. "It s
just like a nice sweet funeral."
"Same thing," says the languid swell.
"'Tributes to departed friends you
I thought the young fellow was not
such a fool as he looked.
Now the cabin is crowded to suffoca
tion and more are coming down the
This with the heavy perfume of the
flowers makes it a good place to get out
of. There is some difficulty in squeezing
up the stairs.
How the scene is changed since we
went down! The decks are teeming with
.hurrying human beings. The carriages
on the wharf form a procession reaching
far out in the street, police are keeping
them in line, and keeping bock the intra
aive drays and express wagons; the steam
is roaring from the side of tbe steamer,
the smoke is blacker than the funnels,
and the officers at the foot of the gang
way are busily tearing in two the passen
ger tickets offered to tnem.
"I beg your pardon,'' said a
a traveled look about him; "b
'but are you
"I am if the steamer does."
"Have you anyone to see you off?"
"My friends have already indulged in
"Then, as you have nothing to do,
would yon do me the great favor of let
ting me bid you good-bye at the other
end of the pier?"
"I haven't the slightest objection, ex
cept that I don't like to act like a fool
more than is striotly necessary."
"Oh. it isn't that, I assure yon," re
plied the man earnestly, "but you see I
neglected to get a steamer chair for my
wife when I was up town, and I want
the beggar to think I'm not going 1 11
explain afterwards-if you'll be as kind
an tn noma "
So I followed him down on the pier
and out to the entrance, where the chair
men were trying to sell their merchan
disetoall in-going people. Just there
he put his hand over my shoulder, and
witb his other hand grasped mine.
"Good.bye, Brown, old boy; safe voy
age. Remember me to the folks over
there, and write the moment yon ar
rive." His voice was husky with emo--tinn
ni liia vM were dim at the
thought of parting with me. Suddenly
lm lnnk1 at his watch and cried
""Boat'll be off in a minute; good-bye,
1 turned and went to the boat. Before
I reached the gangway be slappeu,me on
the shoulder. He had a folded chair un
der his arm.
"T rnt it. Tie thonght I wasn t going,
but merely wished to present the chair
to you, and knowing the precarious na
ture of friendship, sold me the chair for
$2, although he asked $8 from the old
man who went in while we were bidding
good-bye. I don't mind the money, you
know, but I hate to be taken in by such
fellows. Have a cigar;
The deck of the steamer is now
orownAd: the region below is seething.
Many are crying, some in little groups
taking leave of each other, while the
great mass is surging to and fro, talking
aartA tan rr I T fT
Clang! Clonk! goes a bell, and the
crowds below come nnrrying op, uu
crowds on deck do not mind tbe warning
sound. People still stream on and ofl
tha nnraM ftlthonch two men in navy
bin with "fMtr of Brussels" on their
caps, stand ready to hoist away the gang
way. . The steam roars through the
Inuw nina and anxious men and
women are looking after luggage and
Bang, be'ngl Bang, bang! goes the
second bell, and a big burly officer is
The captain, in his uniform, is on the
bridge forr'd, and the man in plain over
coat and Derby is the pilot who is to
take ns beyond Sandy Hook. Another
officer stands ou the bridge astern, and
the streaming crowd is now pausing
down the gangways. It is the ebb.of the
Clang, clang, clang, peremptorily
rings the last bell. The great hawsers
are flung off by stalwart sailors from the
pier. The harsh, deep, deafening sound
of the whistle now sounds in the air.
"Lost man ashore, sir."
Up goes the gangway, and the passen
gers press to the side of the vessel, the
crowd on shore occupying the whole end
of the pier, and with handkerchiefs tied
to parasols and canes, are waiving and
shouting to people on board the great
black, slowly moving hulk that is back
ing from the wharf in a deliberate, pon
A littlo, impudent, snorting tug spurts
up before us and presses its nose against
the side of the steamer aft, struggling to
turn the stern up the river. A dull
throb, throb, vibrates under foot. A
throb that will not cease till we sight
the old world. It is the hoart beat of
the great vessel the quiver of life.
Whilo it goos on we are safo if it ceases
for a moment in the night time we will
awake; if in the day-time, it will spread
terror then hero's to the continuance of
the pulse beat of the steamship.
The crowd on shore is now dim! We
are almost over at the Jersey coast, but
the persistent little tug, has. turnod us
round, the prow is toward the sea and
the steamship "City of Brussels" starts
on her eighty-second voyage from New
York. 1 Detroit Free Press.
A Smart Traveler.
On the way to Terre Haute, a traveler
with the air andappearanoe of a man who
knew it all approached the fat passenger
and said, in the shocked tones of a man
of fine feelings:
"Wasn't it dreadful?"
"I should say it was," the fat passen
"Did you hear about it?" the traveler
continued more impressively than ever..
"I saw it," the fat passenger replied,
even more impressively.
There was an awkward silence of sev
eral minutes between them, and the
traveler went'back to the seat with a
discouraged expression. Presently he
came forward and approaohed the tall,
"Sir," he said, "did you know that
they were taking up, a collection for his
"I should pause to Hesitate, said tne
tall, thin passenger. "I headed the list
with a ten-dollar bill myself."
The smart traveler's oonntenance drop
ped, but he spoke still hopefully:
"Ah, you heard of the sad ciroum
"Heard of it?" exclaimed the toll, thin
passenger, "1 was mixed up in it all the
Tho smart traveler sighed and once
more resumed his seat. His face brigh
tened up after awhile, and he came to
the front once more, laying his hand
softly on the arm of the sad passenger.
"Sir," he said, "did you know the
train ran over a man at the lost station?"
"He was my only brother," said the
sad passenger, in a hushed murmur.
And then he bent his head forward and
covered his faoe 'with his hands.
The smart traveler looked really dis
tressed, but he rallied by and by, and
in a last determined effort, he ap
proaohed the man on the wood-box. As
suming as expression of she most in
tense horror, he said:
"Pitiful heaven! I am faint with fear
and horror yet ! Did you know the
train struck a man on that bridge and
tore him to pieces?"
The man on the wood-box leaned for
ward, shaded his month with his hand,
and said, in a trilling whisper that went
down the oar :
"Sh! Don't give it away. I am that
It seemed to be about time to close the
1 MannhnntAF ladV benueaths a SUr-
geon 25,000, on condition that he should
claim her body and emDaim it, ana
"that he should once in every year look
nnnn liar tiwa two witnesses being pres
ent." Another lady, of an economical
turn of mind, desires that n sne suouia
die away from Branksome, her remains,
after being placed in a coffin, should be
inclosed in a plain deal box, and con
veyed by goods train to Poole. "Let no
mention," she states, "be made of the
nnntanta aa the. conveyance will not then
be charged more for than an ordinary
package." A French traveler, recently
deceased, desired to be buried in a large
leather trunk to which ne was aiucnea,
as it "had gone round the world with
tlm pr-" &nd tnEncrlish clertrv
man an A Jnatica of the Peace, who at
the age of 83, had married a girl of 13,
desired to be burned in an old cnestne
had selected for the purpose. Tastes
Aiffar in thn matter of burial. One man
wishes to be interred with the bed on
which he has been lying; another desired
to be buried far from tne naunts oi men,
"natnrA mav smile noon his re
mains;" and a third bequeaths his corpse
for dissection, after which it is to oe put
ami thrown into the Thames.
One man does not wish to be buried at
all, but gives his body to the Imperial
Gas Company, to be consumed to ashes
nf their retorts, adding that
hnnl.l thn annerstition of the times pre
vent the fulfillment of his bequest, his
executors may place his remains iu St.
.Tnhti'a Wood Cemetery, "to assist in
nAUAtl inrv tha liw-intr in that neighbor
hood." A person may approve himself
of cremation, but it is a little hard when
he requires his relatives to approve of it
also. xne spectator,
fUlve for Frost Bites. Six onnces of
nnttnn follow, aii ounces of lard, one
ounce of Venice turpentine, one-half
ounce of oil of bergamot, one-half once
of Armenian nibbed to a paste with good
Mi oil. ileal tne mutton taiiow auu
mtin an iron vessel, stirring con
stantly with an iron spoon, until the
KMoraaa perfectly black. then add
the other ingredients, stirring until well
mixed. Apply upon unen.
"Say. my dear." said Mr. Spoopendyke,
with a social sort of a grin, "how would
yon like to go fishing?'1
"Wouldn't that be perfectly lovely!"
squealed Mrs. Spoopendyke. "I pever
was fishing in my Ufa, and I always did
want to try it anyway. Where can we
" well, mere are lots oi places around.
Brooklyn. Last summer I saw boys
catch a good many fish off the dock at
the foot of State street. We might go
"Just the place, conceded Mrs.Spoop-
endyke. "Perhaps we can catch some
sardines. I'll bet a spool of thread I get
the first shad!" and in her glee Mrs.
Spoopendyke waltzed across the room
and back again.
Mr. Spoopendyke smiled pleasantly
upon bis wue, and started out into
the yard near by to get some
worms, while Mrs. Soopendyke rigged
herself up for the pending excursion,
"Got any fish sticks?" she asked, as
Mr. Spoopendyke returned, rather warm
from bis exercise.
'I've got somo fishing rods, if that s
what you mean," responded Mr. Spoop
endyke, "but I could only find four
'Can't we break 'cm in two?" inquired
'Could if we Had a buzz saw, gruntod
Mr. Spoopendyke. "Come along if
you're coming' and thoroughly equip
ped for tne expedition, Mr. and Mrs.
Spoopendyke set out for the State street
"Uow long botore tiioy dim asxeu
Mrs. Sooopondvke. hoisting her hook
out of the water,and examining the point
of a worm hor husband had impaled
"They'll probably bite at that as soon
as they can borrow a step-ladder," re
torted Mr. Spoopendyke, eyeing the
dangling hook. "If you calculate to
get any fish, you d better let that thing
down in the water."
'Oh!" said Mrs. Spoopendyke, drop-
ing the hook. "Do you think I could
catch a goldfish?" she inquired after a
"Ili! hold on! There, I lost him!"
ejaculated Mr. Spoopendyke, firing his
hook up toward tne Heights.
"So did I!" chimed Mrs. Spoopendyke
as she fell over backward and suot her
sinker into Mr. Spoopendyke's ear. "I
declare, we both lost him.
'What ye doing? demanded Mr.
Spoopendyke. "What did ye lose?
When I'm pulling in fish, you just sit
still, will ye? Think my head's a fish
pond? Drop it, I toll ye! drop it in the
water. There! Now sit still and fish.
Another time I'm pulling in a Spanish
mackerel, you lot things alone. You
made me lose that fish.
"You ought to haveosught him, said
Mrs. Spoopendyke, "You fished splen-
U1U1J llll 144444.
"I understand the business, rejoined
Mr. Spoopendyke, somewhat mollified.
"You see he didn't even get the bait.big
as he was." 1
"I'm glad of that, because we ve only
got three worms left. How Id like
to catch an oyster! Do you know"
"Hist' Sh-li-hl yuiet, nowl l vegot
him! See me play him! Now, I'll fetch
him!" and Mr. Spoopendyke reeled in
until he landed an oil boot.
"I didn't know that fish had burrs on,
like a chestnut," said Mrs Spoopendyke
quivering with exoitement. "Crack him
and let's see what he is."
"Crack vour grandmother" snorted
Mr. Spoopendyke, shieing the boot up
the pier. "He wasn't good 'to eat, any
way. I'll get something"
"What's the matter with my stick?
Let go you nasty thing! Here's another.
"Pull him in, can't ye? You've got a
bite. Hani up!" oried Mr Spoopendyke,
trying to untangle himself from his
line and help his wife. "Lift him out
of the water."
Ha won't let me." saueaked Mrs,
Spoopendyke, holding both arms out at
full length. "Take him off! Scat! Go
'wav von monster.
"Lift your pole straight np in the air!"
shouted Mr. Spoopendyke. "Hoist the
dod-casted thine right' up!'
Mrs. Spoopendyke exerted herself and
disclosed an eel, dangling.
"It s a rattlesnake!" she yelled. "Von i
co near him! Fire! fire! murder! police!
"Hold your yawp, win yer uawiuu
Mr. Spoopendyke. "Get him over the
dock so I can catch him ! What ye hold
ing him out there for? Waiting for him
to dry? Stick that pole straight up in
he air, l tell yer
Mra. SDOopendvke threw the pole
over her shoulder, and flopped the eel
into Mr. Spoopendyke's oonntenance.
Dod-gaat tbe measly eeu ne nowieu,
.... . .111. 1 41.-4
as be spit It ont. oiop waving ui
alum-basted lightning-rod like a flag, will
ye? Hold it still, I say! Think you're a
"Don't touch him! Throw him over
board! He'll sting you to death! gur
gled Mrs. Siooendyke, and, forgetting
that the pole still exercised an influence
over the eel, she gave it a jerk, and it
slipped through Mr. Spoopendyke s tin
gers. That gentleman made a spring
for it, and swashed into tbe water.
"Hen! blab! baa! waggle, glu, bio, ga,
gaggle!" sputtered Mr. Spoopendyke, as
some lightermen fished him out.
"Did you catch cold, dear?" inquired
Mrs. Spoopendyke, with solicitude, as
they made thoir way borne.
"If I did, I landed it," growled Mr,
Spoopendyke, blowing mud like the
hanat of a tntr.
"Anvwav. I caught an eel. didn't I?"
asked Mrs. Spoopendyke, carrying out
tbe woman' idea of comfortipg a man
with the only thing he don't want to hear
"Oh! you caught it!" ripped out Mr
Rnoonendvke. "You're a fish woman,
you are. All you want now is some glass
sides and some bubbles running through
you to be an aqurium! Another time
we both go fishing, you stay home! You
And with this novel mathematical Bug
gestion. Mr. Spoopendyke hunted him
self to his domioile, and took a mm
sweat Brooklyn Eagle.
Senator Bnrnside is one of the great
est dinner givers in Washington. He
entertains like a Prince. He has bis
mn arranta and cook retained since
bis army days. The butter and vegeta
bles that he uses are raised on the bene-
tor's farm in Rhode Island.
How te rrevrnt Drownlig.
A writer in Nature says: I wish to show
how drowning might, under ordinary
circumstances.be avoided even in the caae
of persons otherwise wholly ignorant
nf wliat in t.lU.I tlm nrt nf awimmintr.
The numorou frightful casualties render
every working suggestion oi importance,
and that which 1 bore oflur I venture to
think is entirely available:
When one of the inferior animals takes
the water, falls, or is thrown in, it in
stantly begins to walk as it doea when
out of water. Bnt when a men who can
not "swim" fulls into the water.he makes
a few spasmodic struggles, throws up his
arms and drowns. The brute, on the
other band, treads water, remains on the
surface, and is virtually insubmergible.
Tn ni.lnr than tsh Aatiwl HrOWninov it ia
only necessary to do as the brute does,
and that is to tread or waia tue water.
The brute has no advantage in regard of
OlS weiglll, in respect ui iu wuicr, uvur
man, sud yet the man perishes' while
the brute lives. Nevertheless, any man,
wnman a, Miil.l mhn nun - walk An tlln
land may also walk in the water just as
readily as me amnioi uoes, il oniy
he will, and that without any prior in
atrmitinn np drilling whatever. Throw
a dog into the water, and he treads and
walks instantly, and mere is no linagi
niihla riuiinn wIit a human bflifig. under
like circunistaucoB, should not do as the
The brute indoed walks in the water
instinctively, whereas the man has to be
told. The igooranoe ot so simple a pos
sibility, namely, the possibility or tread
ing water, strikes me as one of the most
singular things in, tho history of man,
and speaks very little lmteoa lor on in
telligence, lie is, in foot, as ignorant on
ilia auhlnnt a o. nnw.hnrn babe. Per
haps something in to be ascribed to tho
vague moaning wnicu is aiutuuou to tue
word "swim." When a man swims it
moans one thing, when a dog swims it
means another and qnite different act.
The dog is wholly incapable of swimming
iha man awima. but nothing ia more
certain than that a man is capable of
swimming, ana on tne insiant, too, as a
dog swims, without any previous train
ing nr instruction, and that bv so doing.
without any foar or hesitanoy, he will be
just as safe in the water as tue uog is.
Tha hrnta in the water continues to go
on all fours, and the man whe wishes to
save his Hie and cannot oinerwise swim,
must do so too, striking alternately, ouo,
tn nna two hnt without hurrv or pre
cipitation, with hand and foot exactly as
the brute does, w ueiuer ne oe proyiuou
with naw or hoof .the brute swims with the
greatest ease and buoyancy. The human
being, if be will, can ao so too, witn me
immense advantage ot having a paddle
fnvmiul hand and of being able to rest
himself when tired, by floating, a thing
of which tbe annual nos no conception.
Men and anlnals are able to sustain
themselves for long 'distances in tbe wa
ter, and would do ao much oftenerwere
they not incapacitated, in regard to the
former, at least, bv sheer terror, as well
as complete ignorance of their real
The 10SS 01 11IO) irom suipwreua., uuv-
ina- whine akaiint. fishing and acci-
dental immersion is so disastrously great
that every teatiDie procedure oaiouiateu
n ..rt it nmrht tn he had recourse to.
People will not consent to wear life pre-
taiiviiHi hni if II1HT odit uuw ilui iu
their own limbs, properly usea, tuey
- - -- J .
nAaansaiui x nn m nuK Hiiiiuriii s, inn innnrji
ijvueunauu wow - j
vers, tbey would most likely avail them-
uWm nr thnm. 'rim nrintea injunction
.Ul.l 1 ni.lo.1 nnnn all hnat linilHAB.
DUVU1U W uwivu uj'w" - i
on every boat, at every bathing place
and in every sonooi. -ireaa water wuu
you find yourself out of your depth," is
... . . 1 1 -..1.1
all that need oe saiu, uuiubb, w auu,
"Float when you are tired." Every one,
-ixUaT aora r aax. or however in-
onmWd with clothing, might tread wa
ter with at least as muoh facility, even in
a breaking sea, as a lour-iooteu animai
does. The position oi a person woo
tniit, inp ia in other reauecta very
much safer and better than is the sprawl-
ing attitude wmon we assume m urui
nirf awimmintr. And then the beauty
of it is that we can tread water without
any preliminary teaching, whereas, to
"swim" involves time snd pains, entails
larahln fatigue and ia very seldom
adequately acquired after all. The In
dians on the Missouri river, when tuey
have occasion to traverse that impetuous
atrAam in variably tread water just as the
dog treads it. Young persons of both
sexos, of the natives of Joanna, an island
on the ooast of Madagascar, walk the
water, carrying fruit and vegeta'
tinn tn all ma becalmed, or it may
be lying to, in the oiling
Hnma Crooinen. whose
Mum nnant Worn mv eves in tbe sea
L I .!.. -.H,n,l l,a
way on tue uuanv- ui a.i.ua,
ilir tn tlm aa.fn keening of their lives.
with the utmost facility, and I witnessed
negro children on other occasions aoing
so at a very tender age. At Madras,
....I.!.. 4I.!. s.r.t..itiinif V mnflHAntTAra
wbwuiuu tuvj.i 1 r '
with letters seou red in oilskin cap,plucge
into the boiling surf and make their war,
treading the water to tbe vessels outside
via Wtl tr an in whinh an European
lrU4UUg. VU - ' A .
boat will not live Atttieuapeoi voou
Hope men used to proceed to the vessels
in ihA nfflnir thro ii ah the mountain bil
lows, treading the water as they went
with the utmost seouruy. adu
here, on our' own shores, and amid
mnnth watpra. man. women and children
- . . ' .. " . .. 1 4
perish like flics annually, when a little
properly directed enorv-treauiDB mo
water as I have said would haply snfllce
to rescue them every ono.
1 Kunwrun TVnvnurHT A Connect!
cut man has invented a breech-loading
... l 1 3
pipe which can beaiscnargoa ana re
v. ii.l nil wirhnnt being relighted, and
ui a vaat amount of time and matches
and vexation of spirit. The inventor
calculates thst the average smoker fills
bis pipe twelve times a day, averaging
minnfoa Aah time eanaing a loss of
seventy-two minutes per day, or eight
hours and tweniy-iour minutes yoi
wank, or aiehtoen davs. four hours and
forty-eight minutes por year. At this
rate, a pirson wno smoj.es lor mij jo
will waste nearly three of them in load
ing and unloading his wipe. The inven
tor estimated the number of pipe-
smokers in this country at l.OlW.ow, and
tiiataai-h ninjklitrhtiniT Monirea an aver
age expenditure of fourteen matches,
which is eoual to the destrnction of 56,
490,000,000 matches per annum.
Next to love, sympathy is the divinest
passion oi the bumia neart.
0a llsndred Millions.
The mines of Fachna, Mexico, have
been operated for more than three cen
turies, and by a succession of different
races. For nearly half a century post,
a colony of miners from Cornwall,
England, have been working here, and
the most noteworthy of all the instances
of poor men striking it rich is that of tbe
Sauta Gertrudis mine, which is now "in
bonsnza." It bad been successively
worked and abandoned years and
years ago, and was "pronounced" or
taken to work by a Cornishman who has
just died. Forming a small company in
1877, he commenced aotive work. After
it was proven that the mine was paying
he sold ont his share nine-twenty-flfths
for $15,000. Since then one
twenty-fifth has sold for $80,000, the
present price per bana or share. This
1 3 ' 4 .t.-4 ...i,. o7n imm
WOU1U KIT" UV VUBI lWfliV,wv IVI wu
he get but $15,000. The mine has been
in hnniinxo." now fur throe voars. and i
yielding about 3000 cargas of 300 pounds
earu oi meiai weoaty. anu gives a vitur
profit of $1000 per day. From June,
1877 to March 1881, the mine produced
$2,800,000, and declared thirty-two divi
dends of $'.0,000 eaoh-$W0,000. In
Juno 1877 there was but ono shaft of
sixty varas. (A vara is a little less than
a yard). Now the deepost shaft is 170
yards. Thero ia a powerful pumping
aLd hoisting engine, many large build
ings, and an tne appurtenances oi a uuuo
in this section, all paid for. With all this
oront. present and prospecuve,aii tue ore
obtained bore is sent to be reduced to
Regia, a distance of seven leagues. This
mine, which is located less than two milos
from the center of Paohua, is owned
prinoipslly by men who were poor ot the
time they commenced to work it. Thore
are, it is said, two distinct lodes, run
ning parallel and loss than fifty yards of
each other. At first the vein worked was
only a vara wido but as thoy went down
they found a cavern niiea wuu moiamo
alith" twnntr-fonr feet wide. They were
compelled to timber around a greut deal
fM. 4i.A salA nf Annnnmv 'taking ont
IV! .UU own. ' D
enough to meet current expenses. What
remained was "black sulpherets, which
exnuniOU giouuies oi uamo nuTQi nucu
AxnnaAil tn flm." One can trace the sil
ver lode as it crops out above the kurface
and runs diagonally across tue nuis; ana
if appearances are goou lor anytuwg,
the two new mines of Dr. Skilton, the
Santa Tomas el Nuevo and the Santa
Catarina, to the west ot Santa Gertrudis,
am riirht in tha silver track. These are
at present operated by the old-fashionod
Mexioan mode, tne meiai oeiug urougut
nn In hnllnnk akins bv long rOPOS Of
maguey fibre wound about a large drum
operated by mules or horses. Thewholo
UlStriUt aUUULUIS IU uiviuivhiuv idkuiu.,
. i - i : . .'
but none more so man tiieuo priomive
mines. One hundred million uouars.
taken from one mine in thirty years!
This is the amount declared on good
authority to have been extracted from
the Bosati mine since it was started in
1850, and the books show that there bos
been paid $500,000 per share in divi
Mr. henurs on the Indian Probbm.
Mr. Schnra contributes to the North
Amerioan Iteview an article on the as
pects of the Indian problem which will
nntnrallv moAivA miieh attention on ao-
oount of the late ollloial relations of the
author to that problem. Xbe wnoie ar
gument of the essay is near the conclu
sion nf it. summed no as follows:
1. Tbe greatest danger nangmg over
tbe Indian race arises from tne loci mat.
with thnir larcra and valuable territorial
possessions which are lying waste, tbey
sianu ja tue way oi wu i uiuiuu
1 l'll, iU..lnnmnnt nf thAAnnntrV.
2. A rational Indian policy will make
it its principal object to avert that dan
ger from the red men oy aowgwuat win
ha tnnat hnnnfli'ial to ttiom as Well SS to
A1A vrliitA nuili lnainnl hv harmoniz
V44V um 'J , J
ina thA hainta. ooonDSiions ana intereava
of the Indians with that "development
nf tli Mnitntrv "
3. To accomplish this object it is of
pressing necessity to get me vinuians to
rnrlr in adnnatu thnir vouth of both
sexes, to make them small proprietors of
land with tue rignt oi ino.ivio.uai uwuor-
Kim tinlnv Mm nrntiifltinn nf tha law. and
rt KtAnixn tham tn malt a that nart of their
lands which they do not need for cum-
W II1UUUV .MVM. w . . - "
vatinn nroHta iia to memseives ia me
nnlv Tinaaibla wav bv Selling it St a lust
rate of compensation, thus opening it to
general settlement ana entorpriso.
Why Ostrlclies Eat Stones.
An natriflhfl'a diirostion is sided by
stones or pebbles, whioh the bird puts
intn it atomaoh to grind the food it has
eaten. This habit is brought out by tne
following narrative told in Forest and
Stream, of a visitor's experience, while
at an ostrich farm in South Africa:
The first familiarity one oi them yen
tures to take is to make a snap at our
nook. We give him a slap and stand
"Oh, he s only after your breastpin
says the farmer; "I forget to tell you to
leop your jowcirj vu v
Thia ia DH.il v amoved, but the in
quisitive bird makes a peck at the top
button of my coat, and when I find at
last that be does not seem to be very
strong in the beak, and that this is not
his weapon of offense, 1 let mm continue
rr .a auk wh these birds have a pas
sion for buttons and studs, and bright
thinoa rAnara.llT. including ' iack-knivOS.
the farmer replies that they aro in tbe
habit of eating pobbies ana stones to
belp digestion Dy me trituration ui men
Tha harrlnr tha intone the bettor, and
it is probable they associate brightness
nmuiw JouBHiLiBsi. Everv German
town of any size has three or four little
innrnaia ail fiviiit7 snaaiTtm. M iaicla mXQ CX
oellent papers in every respect, except
that they look like badly printed hand
bills, and have very time news auu uu
xlitnriala worth sneaking of. An excep
tion to these in Bavaria is tbe Allgemeine
- . . a f 1
Zeitung, of Ansburg, wblob ia 01a ana
immensely respectable, and is, peihsps,
for extent 01 correspondence ana ipieu'
didlv written editorials on a great vari
ACT OI UJDICa. V1CV4JCU WT UU J"I44 U4 "
Europe except tbe London Times. It
o-ivfta ont two editions daily, and it has
.11 tha tAlnaranhie news. It is absurdly
old grsnnyish, and is malevolent in iu
protended conservatism and impartiality.
Yet it circulates over forty thousand
copies, and goes all ever Oermany.
- ABOUT TBE WOMB".
It is dangerous to ask a woman idle
questions when she is adding np a gro
. The marriage of Miss Minnie Evarta
to Mr. Tweed will take place early in
June, aooording to tho arrangements
made before the departure of ex-Secretary
and Mrs. Evarta for Paris. The
wedding will be a quiet one, at the
family home in Vermont. Mr. EvarU
is now preparing his answer, "Who
giveth this woman away?" .
Since the Empress Eugenie's time
there have been no recognized loaders of
fashion in Paris, and comely and con
venient styles of dress remain longer in
vogue than formorly. This has affected
San Franoisoo, too. There are several
women thore woaring last year's dresses
made over. Their husbands, however,
have a chronio look of sadness.
Brooklyn and New York ladies are con
tinually seen crossing the temporary foot
bridge that leads over the towers of the
structure destined to unite New York
and Brooklyn. It is also said that there
are many male philanthropists who stand
at eithor end wlion they ascend and de
scond, foaring aooidents. The lace
clocked ones are said to be tho most pop
ular. A little girl at school read this: "The
widow livod on a limbacy left her by a
rolative." "What did you call that
word?" askod tho toachor; "the word is
leuaoy. not limbaoy." "But," said the
little girl, "my sister says I must say
limb, not leg." mere was a can r ran
cisco girl alllioted with this painful dis
ease. She sloops neath tbe weeping
writnr fnr tliA fllaatrow News SSVS
that the mania for slender figures is to do
laid at the door of fashion magazines.
where the human figure is invariably
represented ontirely out of proportion.
This might be expected of a Scotchman,
i nii i i that
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it is due to the foot that the present gen
eration is not so tall as the last. The
young men's arms are shorter.
Tttirorlnra hrnka intn tha house of a
tnrrillA nol nld maid the Other night.
and, just as they approaohed her conoh,
tho woman, wno was areaming sue was
being proposod to by a handsome young
man. rose up in the bod and exolaimed:
"les, love, 1 will marry you. mi
frightened burglars sprang thirty foot
thrnnrrh tlm wimlnw-aanli and never
stopped until fifteen miles from town.
1 Vawnnrt ImIIa Inft her bathing shoes
hanging out of her hotel window to dry,
and the next day the local paper an
nounced "that suoh a hotel had put up
new awnings of an antique design."
Something like it happened at tbe Hotel
del Monte the other day. An Oakland
girl left bers outside the oatn-nouse, anu
two of tho ingenious children put to sea
in one of them. . xney wore never seea
- A Clood Joke 00 a Lawjef. .
"-in linnnat flarman laborer Was Passing
along the street a day or two ago, when
a .moll aw ninliad ont of a vara and bit
him on the leg, tearing his pants and
leaving the print of his teeth in the calf.
Tho Gorman hastened to a lawyer's office
and asked the barrister if he could not
sue the owner ot the dog for damagea
Thelawyor agreed to take the cose and
made propositions lor uiiDg a suit iui
$5000 damages, alleging that the dog
was a ferocious animal, and that plain
tiff's flesh had been terribly lacerated,
necessitating tho expenditure of large
sums for medical attendance and for a
new pair of pants. The client was
directed to go to the house of
the owner of the dog next day,
make a demand of goUUO,
and ascertain the name of the defendant.
Ho called at the house early the next
morning and asked for the "boss." He
wss somewhat surprised when the law
yer presented himself as the owner of
the little dog. The lawyer was no less
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surprised to learn tnat bis oiacs-anu-ian
was the cause of the troublo, and he in
formed Jthe client that a suit would not
be maintained, as the Injury done was a
mere trine, and me uog was oniy in iuu.
The result of the conference was that the
lawyer gave the client 05 cents to pay
for patching bis pants,anu too a receipt
in full satisfaction of all claims for dam-
Unth nnrtioa wnrfl snared tho
trouble of trying a vexatious and costly
damage suit. 1 01. IjOuis democrat.
T.nva at Fibst Sioht. An almost in-
oredible romanoe has happened in Wis
consin, andlf it had not boen vouohed
for by so reliable authority as the
Racine Journal, it would be rejected al
together, mo story, as tue uuuruw
tells it, is that a resident of Racine
named Johnson.whohas roamed through
this world for snout tniny-nve years,
having never met the choice of his
htt walkintv nn Main street, when
he was met by a buxom looking country
girl and some menus, ue was not ao
nnainted with the girl, but introductions
soon followed; she blushed and he was
confnsed, .and thero was no getting
around it, it was a case of love at first
sight. They talked earnestly for about
half an- hour, the friends having de
parted. Tbey soon parted with a a kiss,
she going north and he going south. In
the course of two hours both made their
appearance again on Main street.dressed
np in nne styie. auoj uku
.1. . t.n. 1,;. mrm an1 tha walked off.and
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at 2 o'clock were united in marriage. He
made ber acquaintance, poppeu tu
question and married her inside of three
Influence of tbe Weather.
The late Dr. ButhneTl need to tell the
following anecdote to show the influence,
of climate upon the judgment. As they
inn ont of ohnrcb one drizzly
Sunday, his wife remarked:
"ion bad better nurn tuat wrmuu,
isn't worth repeating anywhere."
"I shall do no such thing," I answer
ed, a little vexed; "the sermon is up to
She persisted, and I said little more.
But a year or two afterwards, on a bright,
cheery Sunday in May ono of those
days that make a discourse go off itself
I took that same sermon again. And as
wo came down tho aisle after service, sua
whispered (without the slightest notion
that she had heard it before), "I would
mark that to preach on exchange. It ia
better than common."