The Eugene City guard. (Eugene City, Or.) 1870-1899, December 08, 1883, Image 6

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W hear no noti the clanatni hoof,
Andlheitaireooa nritl''ih :
for lb team-kirn rulM itie irtka woriO,
And Ihe old fik-'a lil lie.
The sraw oreepe e'er ilia fl:nty path.
And the Healthy deUlfe -ual.
Where 01 oe lb laxe-Doiae day by day
Ufted b f HOQ haul.
Ho mora tbe weary stager droedi
Tba Ml of tbroomlu( mum:
Ho mora tba buiilinc landlord turn,
At Uia eound of tba rebel ug horn;
for tba duat Una till upon tba road,
And brlibl-eiel children play,
Where oooo tba olallerlnf boot and wheal
Rallied along the aj.
Mo mora wa hour tba cracking whip,
Or tba itrong wbarla rumbling round;
Ab, ba, tba water drlvee lunu,
And ao Iron biraa U found I
The eoaob itantU rmtlng In the yard,
And tba bona balb anuKht the plow;
I Wa have innil tba world with ao Iron rail,
And tb eteam king rulaa na now I
Tbelold turnpike la a i Ike no mora,
w iiia fittf Mdnrta Ihn rtte:
We have made iu a mad fur our bora ta llrlda,
akih ma riiiKii e flln raia.
Wa bare nlkd tt valleya and levelled the blllf,
Aud tuuneifd tbe mouuuin urns
Ann round tbe rough crag's dizzy verge,
Feaileatly on we ride I
On-en on with a haughty front;
A pufT, aahrlek, aud a bound;
While ike tardy o:ho wtke loo lata,
To babble taciThe aonnd:
And ike old r-ikenad l If ft alone,
And tba ttactr (ought Uit plow;
We bave circled tbe eanb wlib Iron rail,
And to eirem king rulea ua i ow I
Connecticut," remarked a college
profeBsor, "is more rural to-day, than it
was a century ago. ai nrsi auuii u
aertion aoema to border on the ridiou
lous, but studying more closely the
causes that lead to auch a conclusion,
we aee, gradually,-what surprisea us In
no little degree, concentration of force
and business enterprise in tbe large cit
ies, emigration to tbe farming lands of
tbe west, and a consequent depopulation
and abandonment of tba interior Tillages
nd settlements of tbe state.
Striking out a little, off tbe beaten
track, this condition is exempHSod.
Very few young people are aeon making
their homes in tbe remote districts; tbe
poor impoverished farms are left to tbe
care of the old folks, an old man patch
ing up a fence here and there, a plot of
lima beans waiting for the eons that are
tall enough to gather them, the corn
patch Tory slowly stripped, seem signifi
cantly to say, "there are only two for
breakfast, dinner and supper, the long
weeks through."
It is as aim out as tad to look upon tbe
. deserted orchards, with tbe red apples
crimsoning tbo green grass benuatb,
meadows filled with the beautiful but
destroying white weed, as it is to look
upon tho skeletons of the once largely
populated mining oamps of Nevada and
California, which John Muir speaks so
' obaraoteriBtically of , as the "dead cit
ies." Here, however, the skeletons of
whatonoe was, are wrapped about with
veil, at onee so beautiful and useful in
a picturesque sense, that the "passing
away" impression ia modified after tbe
first abarp recognition of its existenoe.
Traveling from New York to New
Haven, we see a little of tbe power of
the magnet, which draws so strongly
from the oountrr, Tho manufacturing
interests are immense, and impresses
strangers so curiously, being so different
to tho wheat uud vino-gr wing industries
of the west. Near every stream and
sound inlet, the great dark buildings
loom, and at early morning and noou,
tbe tide of human beings pours in tnd
out.' -
We pass rapidly from tbe dark, smoky
atmosphere of the cities to tbe pretty
subuibB. We glide, as if by magio,
through wood alter wood, the old trees
5orgoous iu orimson, "russet and gold."
bo chestnuts and hickory nuts are bare'
)y rijio, but boys are in tbe topmost
branches, and when with long pent up
and thon with well-directed force tbe
tolling ebuke is given, tbe precious
prizes drop with ma filed thuds into the
brown crisp leaves. And then for the
As we Btop, occasionally, at a switch
station, the oonduotor. in a leisure mo
rn out, and perhaps an enthusiastic trav
eler or two, jump off the car, and bunt
in the grass for the dry burrs, with the
half revealed fruit, while the occupants
of the oozy cushioned seats, watch with
amusement from the oar windows, and
quietly realize that there will not be
enough to "go round."
Arriving iu New Haven, we soon dis
cover, that for us Yale College holds the
greatest interest, and that we are not
aloue in oonsidoring it the nucleus, or
oenter point of attraction. Driving un
der its arched elms, a few miuutes be
fore lecitations, one ia arrested by the
sound of the tramp of many foet upon
tbe pavement. A enormous prooession
of open books seem to come marobing
down the sidewalk, a consideration and
notice of their ownera being a seoond
Standing on New Haven green, aud
surveying the various edifices that form
the oollege square, ratifies the good im
pression obtained by examining any old
wood out of tba more venerable build
iogs, and the later photographs and en
gravings of the more modern struotutes.
Iuterosting as these various storm and
brick walls are, for old association's
sake, cf far greater interest is the tran
... aient world that occupies them, always
.--xiBtinu; yet uevor the same a oomniu
"ty of many interests, yet united pur
It was only last year that thedilapi
. it d stone steps wete removed from tbe
ont of ."Old Bonth Middle," worn al
most through by the foot stops of tbe
, boys of a century.
The "old brick row," well preserved aa
it has been, shows little signs of age. In
tbe interior, the dork narrow passages
atnke one as gloomy, and the low ceil
ings give a cramped appearance to the
rooms, which is almost counterbalanced
by the ooiincsa engendered by sucb a
atyie 01 arcniteoture, ana neigbtened by
the warm colored draperies which adorn
the windows and doors. In fact, it seems
diffianlt to realize that the most vener
able of the buildings, "Old South Mid
dle," waa erected in 1760, and the old
chapel, now used for academio purposes
only, in 17C3. Farnham and Darfee fa
Uoiicge and him. atreets; these are
newer edifices, like an exquisitely set
gem, nnitea these, two buildings at the
junction of the two streets.
The library, mnseum.sckool of desii ,
and varieus laboratories dot tbe various
atreeU facing the campus, while the
theological department.Marquand chapi
uu oucuiuiu Dcieuuno dcbooi are much
orlLtr south of the main buildings.
As the hours of recitation draw to a
close, the ouiet of the acune changes
(Undents come strolling out on the green
in little clusters, and then separate into
two and threes, and disappear along the
wide avenue of rims, tbe branobes loo
ing and interlacing each other, in a gor
geously autumn tinted fantasy, as bril
liant as it is short lived, while the frost,
aa if jealous of tbe beauty it has created,
waits with its tarnishing hand to fling
over tba woods its November mantle of
mom nine ourule and brown.
In conversation with one of the oldest
professors of Yale, be remarked that It
was one of the greatest desires of the ool
lege to have representatives from tbe
various and most widely separated stales
in the union. To oome in contaot with
men possessing, often necessarily, views
diametrically opposite to bis own.bread
ens the man and generates a spirit of
tolerution, nhich is one of the most im
portant anticipated results of a college
career. The majority of the student's
apartments are very pretty, ana a num
ber of tbem exquisitely fnrnlshed. One
on the fourth floor of one of tbe build
ings, wbore the gable windows break the
squsreness of tbe rooms, especially at
tracted our attention. The walls were
painted a doep cream tint, with a dull
mulberry dado a rug toned to the tints
of the wall, but neigbteneuia ooior wun
brilliant dashes of crimson, orange and
dark blue, so blended with one another
that there was no harshness in effect,
covered tbe center of the room, while
the wooden floor at tbe edges was
stained a deep brown.
Partierres of dregs of wine tint, bor
dered with chamois tinted plush, draped
ibe doors of tho sleeping rooms, which
opened out on opposite sides bf the
study like wines. Oil paintings adorned
the walls. A pair of antlers snd a deer'aJ
bead ornamented odd corners oi tne
room, a fox skin rug thrown before the
lounge, a oloverly executed sketch in oil
on an easel, in the dim corner of which
coald be lecoguized a California artist's
name, besides a pencil drawing of JUsti
mer's. with creek willows delicately out
lined on tbe banks of the Itussian river,
Droved that a western oollegiao bad
something to do with the beautifying of
the room.
A few minutes later the chums entered,
Maine and California. Maine, had the
draperies woven in bis father's mills, in
some of the lonely fastnesses of the New
England hills, while California contrib
nted the trophies of the hunt and the
delicate work of brush and penoil, from
tbe city far beyond the wentern plains.
"It is as serious an affair, remarked a
indent thoughtfully, one morning, "to
choose a chum as it is to select a wife;
jjU can't get rid of each other you
must agree, or disagree, as it may hap
pen, for four years.' This is one of the
first disciplines tuat oollege offers. It
takes a certain amount of forbearance,
and a tolerance of individual peculiari
ties to live in harmony with each other
ho long a time in such circumscribed
But it is a world tf youth, not so ar
cadian perhaps, as in the days of Cronus,
before Pandora opened the sealed oasket,
but one of knowledge of good and evil,
more satisfactory on the whole, as Hope
figures conspicuously as the guardian
Ihe professors are not the walking
embodiments of abstract ideas that one is
prepared to imagine. Under the crusty
and often sharp exterior, there exists a
sympathy and a loadneBS lor the young
collegiates which they consider a relig
ions duty to conooal. The warm bond of
friendship which unites classmates and
eollego friends is something rarely il
ever broken. Occasionally death steps
in and severs it, as in the case of one oi
the most popular and beat beloved sen
iors a few days ago. As he lay very low
in his room knots of anxious comrades
held watch on the campus for tidings
the long night through. In the coldesl
gray of the morning, before daybreak,
bis chum staggered down the steps of
the dormitory, and burying his faoe in
his hands, oried loudly, "Boys, it is all
over- with poor Tom." There was
not a dry eye in the little chapel
in ihe afternoon when President
Portor conducted the memorial services,
and as the boys took their last mutt
parting with their comrade, his last
words (to bis chnni, as be regained con
sciousness for a few minutes), seemed
present with them. "Dave, turn Tom
over; Tom's tired," He then passed
peacefully away, without a struggle or a
The oollege germaus. promenades and
athletics are a wholesome break in the
otherwise dull and trying routine of tht
stndent'a life. Much as oollege athlotios
have been ruthlessly oritioised and con
deomed by many throughout the coun
try-, there really stems uotlung existing
that can take their place. They serve s
purpose ia preserving a toue of health
throughout these institutiona which
would be wof ally, lacking it they were
abandoned. TLe question still remains
to be agitated, and very powerfully, too,
by the most advanced miuds of the pres
ent sdvanoed.oentury, whether the cram
ming system, in its infancy in our com
mon schools, and in its f nil da elopment
to a most direful extent in our most
important and largest colleges, is not a
barbarism of "modern civilization."
Disciples of custom, as collegians are
in tbe question of their own educatiop,
it ia amusing to note the popular preju
dices of the majority of women. "Te
look at a college girl," exclaimed a popu
lar aenior, "gives me malaria." "Which
accounts tor the chronio invalidism of
Yale," retorted a coasmate sarcastically,
who had a pretty cousin at Vassar.
Be this aa it may, the society beauty's
career ia not always an unshadowed one,
aa the "higher educated yonng ladies"
may imagine.
An incident of this had the run of the
oollege papera, and as it concerns a Cali
fornia student baa naturally a place
here. He invited a New Haven belle
out skating, and not being so proficient
in that art as hia eastern brethren, slipped
on the treacherous ice and dragged his
fair partner with him. His sham skate
just skipped her face, and no more. "Do
you know, Mr. ," she said eoberly,
' nr.. .!,... V...1 J.-..A I
u jwui tuiv nu uiougurou mo you
would have had to marrr me." "O
horrors! no." replied the youth emohati-
eally, in the excitement of the moment,
"I would not P Cor. S. F. Bulletin,
A little bov came to kia mnthor ruinr.
lvandBiud: "Mamma. I al nnl.l think
that if I Was tDada of ilrmt f wnnl.l trek
, .. . i . . - c
uuuuy insiae wiien 1 drink.
Amons tba manuscript left by the
mjor was tbe following: One day while
roaming with my gun I ohanced to go
further than I was wont, but wnen I
turned to retraco my sUips I found that
I was con-pletely bewildered as to tne
proper course. I bad been dreaming
along a I walked,- for the loaves, color
ing under the touch of the season's first
frost, the bleacning grass, vue naze
overhead, and the aoftly sighing air
all bad combined to muke me forgot my
self. I walked rapidly in what I thought
to be a borne direction, but alter an
Lour bad passed I found myself even
more bewildered than at first. Arkan-
aaw was a wild country in those days
so wild tbst yon could sometimes travel
for days without seeing a unman naoita
tion. J begao-to get excited. Any one
who Is familiar with the woods knows
there is no feeling like becoming excited
in a forest. It is inexplicable like the
shaking that sometimes seizes a liunter,
especially if be be a new one, when a
deer approaches. When a man in tbe
woods is convinced that be is lost be
feels an almost irresistible impulse to
run wild. Cbildron have been lost in
the woods, and in half a day's time thoy
are, in aome instanoes, so wild that when
fonnd they will bite and scratch and
scream, even if their mothers approach
them. I felt this excitement coming on
me, and I knew that if I did not do
something to counteract its influence I
would go wild. Thon I reflootcd how
often I had been temporarily lost, and
bow at any other time I would have
laughed at the idea of running wild. I
thought that I would fire off my gun
that it would afford some relief. I
looked around, And my hair stood on
end. My gun was gone. "I bad it a
moment ago." I thoughtfully mused;
"what could I have done with it?" and I
threw back my head and howled. "I
mut not encourage such outbreaks," I
said to myself "for a man will go wild
even in a city if be howls very much;''
and I remembered that when I was a
boy several of my companions went wild
while shouting in admiration of a circus
procession, and tuut the snow men
caught them and put them iu cagHS,
where they remained, even defying the
reoognitiou of their purents. One of tbe
boys was named Luke Horn, and when
his futher came along and locked at
Luke, tbe boy held out his paw- he had
paws at that time and the old gentle
man jumped back and exclaimed:
"Why, that devilish monkey wants to
take hold of me."
I laughed at this recollection and I
got down and gnawed at the root of a
tree. Then I arose and bowled. I
couldn't stand ou my bind feet very
long yes, hanged if I didn't have four
loet and a tril by tuis time, ihe truth
is, T had gradually become a wolf. I
feel tbut any one who chooses to read
this manuscript will smile incredulously
at this, and produoe all kinds of argu
ments to prove the impossibility of a
man retrograding mto a wolf; and prob
ably the same niau, loo, may bo a be
liever in the theory of evolution. I shall
not argue this point, though, for in re
gard to my own experienoe I am certain,
while any one who opposes me could
only protest without proof, and - hence
arguments would be mere assertions uu .
sustained by a single fact.
i baa not been a fully developed wolf
but a few moments until several othei
wolves came from tho valley below and
began to sniff around me. When satis
fied that I was gonuine they sat down,
whereupon we all began to discuss the
advisability of getting 'something to eat.
It was soon decided that we shoild go
down'into the valley, where there was a
farm well stocked with sheep. The men
tiou of sheep made my mouth water, for,
being a wolf, I was as hungry as myself.
We started on our expedition and soon
reached the farm. Just as we jumped
over the fenoe to seize the sheep a man
sprang from behind a stump and fired
npon us. A buckshot wounded one of
my hind legs, and, after vainly attempt
ing to leap over the fenoe, I fell among
a lot of bushes, where I lay perfectly
still, hoping to escape observation. In
this I was disappointed, for the old
fui mor ran to me, thrust his gun between
the bushes and aimed at my head. I
whined piteously and shut my eyes, ex
pecting to be blown into atoms, but tbe
farmer did not shoot.
"I wonder what sort of a dog a wolf
would make," said the farmer, turning
to his sun. "This fellow whines so that
I don't want to finish bim. He must
have been led into this thing. Let me
see if be wants to bito," and be put bis
hand on my head. I did not bite him,
but licked his band. He was so veil
pleased at this that hn took me up and
carried me to the bouse. My wound
was soon dressed, and after they bad
given me somethiug to eat I felt pretty
comfortable. Still I was a wolf, and,
although they were so kind to me, yet I
meditated revenge. I wanted to do
some deviltry and then go back to my
companions. Oue day, after I bad
thoroughly reouvend, the old man set
me to watching tuo sbi-tp in a small
pasture. He seemed to have confidence
in me, for he did not even look back af
ter he crossed the feuce. How I wished
for my companions, and I howled. Tbe
sheep became frightened and huddled
together, I howled again, aud au an
swer came from the woods. Another
howl, and my companions jumped ovr
the fenoe. I selected a young lamb that
had ever looked sweet and tender to me.
and I made a spring for bim, when bang
went a gun and 1 fell over, snot through
both fore legs. I looked np and saw
the. farmer coming. I whined, but he
frowned and leveled his gun at my head
I lay in bed at borne. Numerous
friends stood around me, and wnen
told them not to shoot again, they as
sured me tbst I waa out of danger.
"You have been in a very dangerous
oondition. said one or my mends.
"Several days ago yon went out hunting,
and as you did not return at your accus
tomed time several of aa went out to
look for you, and you may imagine our
horror when we saw your body in a pool.
We drew you out, and were rejoiced to
discover that life waa not extinct. Yon
had evidently been walking very rapidly.
and had stepped into the pool before
discovering it. Xonr face wore an ex
pression of alarm, and we could not see
that you had made an effort to get out,
and I really do not believe that you
. When I recovered I asked my friend
!fo iima mA tb nool. which be did, then
leaving me as I requested. I did "
membor to have ever seen the pool, but
I recognized a tree close by. Some
thing bad been gnawing the root of the
tree, and I could plainly aee the print of
a wolf's teeth. From this tree I went
down into a valley, along no trail, but
by a way strangely familiar. lr soon
reachod a fence, and looking over I aaw
a flock of sboep feediug, 1 went to tbe
farm bouse not far away, where I found
a farmer who did not know me, but
who e faoe to me was familiar. I talked to
him about sheep raising, and finally I
adroitly turned the conversation upon
wolves. .
"I bai a very strange experience with
a wolf," he said. "About two week ago I
beard wolves howling in tho day time,
which is rare. I did not know but they
intended a raid on my sheep, and taking
my gun I went out to the sheep pasture
and bid behind a stump. I had not been
there long when the wolves jumped over
tbe fence. I fired and one of them foil
over in the bushes. '1 loaded my gun,
ran to him and waa on the eve of shoot
inn when be whined and gave me a look
so nearly human that I could not shoot.
I put my band on bis beau, ana ue
looked at me by George, sir, no offense
i itended, but he had an eye nearly like
"No apology necessary," X repnea,
"please go on with your story."
"He was won ndedin the bind leg,
and after it was dressed it healed with
wonnderful rapidity. Sometimes the
animal's eyes would have a human ex
pression and then again it would glare
like any other wolf's eye; but upon the
whole, he seemed so intelligent and ap
peared to be so anxious to do something
to repay me that olo day I took him down
to the pasture and told him to watch the
sheep. Well, sir, I hsdu t more than
reached the bouse when I heard him.
howl. I seized my gun, stole around
and watched.- He kept on howling, and
pretty soon 1 saw several wolves jump
over the fenoe. Just then my wolf made
a dash alter a lamb and I shot him. He
was only wounded and I ran to bim and
blew his bead off."
"When did this occur?"
"Last Thu sdoy."
"What time?"
I turned and walked away. It was the
very time when I reg-ined conscious
ness and found' my friends standing
around me. Arkansaw Traveler.
A Mitred Hermit.
A few weeks ago the pope's nephew,
Count Camille, was married in Paris.
He and his bride bave now arrived at
Rome, and are lodged close to the
Vatican. It is expressly stated that they
have taken up their residence provision
ally in the palace of Santa Marta, as if to
dispel any surmises tbat tne count was
to be finally located in tbe neighborhood
of bis uncle. Whether he live in Home
or return to the sequestered region in
tbe south to which the Pecci ianiily be
longs is a matter of indifference to the
church or the kingdom of Italy. The
deolsion affeots the pope as an individual
and not as pontiff. Dignity and responsi
bility isolate. Nowhere is loneliness
more complete than on a throne. A
spiritual sceptre such as the pope sways
marks a circle yet wider around bim,
which the ordinary companionship
created by a community of official cares
and aims cannot penetrate. Political
oi ran instances have deepenod for Leo
XIII. the solitude in which a pope
habitually dwells. Whon he was ao-
claimed Hnd adored as sovereign pontifl
by bis brethren oi the conolave he doubt
levs hoped soon to break tbe bar
nets which bis predecessor had chosen
to raise around him. Pope Pius had, at
any rate, the satisfaction of having built
bis own lail. xiis imprisonment was bis
own voluntary aot. Pope Leo merely
inbt rited the condition of oaptive. Ihe
policy was not his, and it may be conjec
tured he would not have been its author.
He is a boin diplomatist, and knows bow
muoh can be effeoted in statesmanship
by personal interoouse. He has personal
gifts not confined t-j the oomposition ol
graceful Latiu verse, and would not have
been displeased to mix with the Romau
world. He could scaroely bave expected
that the drive he took on the morning
after election, to his private house on
the other side of the Tiber, was to be bis
last escape from the Vatican for long
years, if not for life. The atmosphere
about, him baa overcome bis better
knowledge and instincts. He bos been
compelled to resign himself with a good
grace to be a standing protest against
facts which none more clearly than he
know to be irreversible. Nothing could
be more natural than that a pope, and
especially a pope of the nature and doom
of rope Leo, should crave for a glimpse
of aometbing like common home. He
may well wish to establish by bis side a
source of family associations. If it
should be determined to plant tbe house
hold of Count Camille Pecoi permanent
ly under the shadow of tbe Vatican, the
pope will be the gainer, and nobody else
is oonoerned. London Times.
Ericsson's Destroyer.
What looked like a long block box.
tapering at both ends, with a lead col
ored box on top of it and a blaok smoke
stack rnnmng up tbrougn tbe middle,
lav at a New York wharf. It was Capt.
John Ericsson's torpedo boat Destroyer,
which, the inventor funks, will destroy
vessels that are impregnable to shot
thrown against their sides. In her gun,
which painted out at the bow, about
night feet below tbe surface of the water,
was a long steel cylinder, ibis was tbe
projectile which in war would be -supplied
with a torpedo at tbe conioal-
sbaped tip, to explode on striking tbe
side of a ship and blow ber to pieces.
In the experiments a net will be low
ered into the sea to aorre aa a target and
fired at distanoes of from 300 to 500 feet.
On the bow of the little craft, which waa
almost submerged, were two wooden
floats to support the net in tbe water.
The projective are hollow and made so
that they will float The tendency to
rise is so carefully adjusted as not to in
terfere with tbe flight nndei tne water or
to destroy the aim. They are expected
to oome to the surface about 700 feet
from the veasel, and they will pursue a
perfectly horizontal course for 500 feet
at least. They will travel the first 300
feet in three seconds or a little less.
They weigh 1500 pounds each. In the
experiments there will be no occasion to
use the torpedoes. The object will be
to tost the distance of flight and the ao
enraoy of aim. The experiments hitherto
have been conducted in still water, and
the firing off Sandy Hook will be the first
deep sea practice.
The Destroyer has attained a speed of
seventeen knots an hour, and her fullest
capacity has not been reached. Although
ber hull proper is almost entirely under
water, she is seaworthy, for everything
can be battened down and no water can
got into ber. Blowers ventilate tbe boat
perfectly. All ber working apparatus is
below water aVl it would be next to im
possible to disable ber in an engagement.
If tbe iron house built on top of ber and
her smoke-stack were knocked off en
tirely it would make no difference. She
would be as serviceable as ever. A steel
plate eighteen inohes thick is set in front
of the pilot's position to dofleot balls if
they should strike there. The pilot is
entirely surrounded by iron-work, and
looks out through a small hole on a level
with bis eyes to get bis bearings. He can
touch off the gun when be gets in exaot
rt nge and immediately back off to safety.
There is a dummy plug at the opening
in the boat where the projectile goes out.
This is shot away with the projectile, and
a valve doses over the hole to keep out
the water. Only enough water to fill the
gun can get in anyway, and this can be
quickly pumped out by a steam siphon.
Ko there ia no danger from this source.
There is no room to spare on tbe boat,
but sulnoient tor tne uses required, me
Destroyer is tbe only craft that shoots
torpedo nnder water. N. Y. TJmes.
Daniel Webster's Brother Zeke.
"Did Webster consider any of his
brothers and aisters as possessed of
"Oh, yej. His eldest brother,' Ezuk
iel, be thought, was a great man, and
when be made the speech against Hayne
of South Carolina, which made bim the
popular bero of the whole union, Web
ster said : 'How I wished tbat poor
Ezekiel bad lived till after this speech.
I know he would have been so gratified.'
The fact was that Ezekiel sacrificed him
self to let Dan go to college. No more
than one of tbe boys could go, and
Ezekiel said: 'Dan likes oollege, and lot
him stay there.' The old man finally
sent Zeke to college, and be becamo a
good deal of a lawyer. He bad to teach
a school in Boston to pay his expenses,
and among his pupils were Edward
Eyjrett and George Ticknor. The Web
ster boys bad a bard time in their youth
through the poverty of their parents."
"Which of these boys was the strong
er minded?"
"Dan -bad impudenoe, but the people
in New Hampshire who knew them both
say that be was not as capable as his
brother Ezekiel. Zeke was a sensitive
fellow, with a real, sincere, true mind.
Dan was a splendid fellow, but tricky.
When he was 49 years old Zeke Webster
fell dead in the midst of an argument in
the court bouse at Concord. He bad the
the heart disease. Dun was a hunter, a
fisherman, a Bohemian, and, as you
often see in some families, be probably
rtse by bantering bis big brother. In
other words, Zeke, Webster's shrinking
qualities forced Dan off."
"Ther are a good many anecdotes
about Dan Webster treasured up in
Portsmouth, N. H. One of the best
qualities Webster bad at tbe Portsmouth
bar was his audacity, which he mixed
with a good deal of dignity and defer
enoe. He bad made a Bpeoialty of public
speaking, and spoke with "his whole tem
perament, and with a good deal of acting
pownr. The judges were particularly
struck with his fine bearing, bis
gravity, and sometimes with his wit.
The first case ho tried was for the tres
pass of oue man's horse on another's
pusturo field. Webster on this
little cose began his argument with his
eyes on the floor, as if he had committed
some part of his speech to memory. He
kept moving bis feet, too, but his voice
roiled out so strong and fine that it filled
tho whole houBU, and when he saw that
ho was heard and listened to, he began
to throw his head back and dpen bis
eyes, and bis countenance shone. The
people were tramping into the court
room, and Webster continued to speak,
and tbe old judges were very much im
presfod indeed."
"Did not Mr. Webster owe a good deaf
to his appearance ?"
. Oh, yes. He was a large man, close
to six feet high, with raven black hair,
deep, dark, intrepid eve, and he could
shako bis bead and hair like a lion. He
generally looked as if he had nothing to
think about, but as if he could get mad
tremendously. He owed a great deal to
bis appearance and to his voice. These
advantages enabled bim to think in
trepidly. He soon got to see that tbe
moment he chose to speak he would be
listened to, so he took his own time
about it, and therefore his thoughts en
larged like the volume of his voice.
People said that Zeke Webster was the
best lawyer, but that he couldn't speak
like Dan. Indeed, Zeke appeared to be
afraid of Dan, and never rose to his good
proportions till Dan went down to Mas
sachusetts. Cin. Enquirer.
Liquid carbonic acid is now manufao
tured in considerable quantities at the
great iron works of Krupp, in Essen,
Prussia, and is used for a variety of pur
poses. Among its most curious applica
tions is that of removing bands from
cannon. The great guns made at this
foundry are bor.nd with iron hoops,
which are driven on while expanded by
a high heat, and become very tight on
cooling. The removal of a ring is some
times neoessary, and this is effeoted by
means of the evaporation of liquid car
bonic acid in contaot with the cannon,
the temperature of the latter being thus
reduced to many degrees below zero,
causing the cannon itself to contract and
loosen the ring, which retains an ordin
ary temperature.
A St. Paris, Ohio, dispatch of Not.
28th aays: Fice to-day destroyed thirty
five houses. Engines eame from" Urbane
seven miles distant, and began throwing
water, twenty-seven minutes after tbe
receipt of the telegram. Later estimates
place the loss at 140,000; insurance,
$40,000, mainlv in tbe Phoenix, Queen
and Home, of Nw York.
Six lovely sehoolma'ams were out rot. ft
ing on the placid Monongahela last even
ing. A bad man on shore, who was a
bad boy a few years ago, instead of tak
ing off his hat aa the boat went by, aim
ply remarked, "Behold the whaling
Faxhlouj In Alaska,
One Indian village wandr' Li
beach below the wharf dStU
tloment is bidden behind I . kSli .V
other side of town, and the nS
from these wo place, and bu,
groups on the wharf. Most ,r ,,'ils
were barefooted in this cold .m 1,111
rain but wrapped in blanket. T
noarly eveiy case corrvintr an .! J '
The wome and t4lffiBpHd'
in their bare feet, and sat .SM
dripping wharf with a reckleasnes. , h?
suggested pnenraouia, oX",
rheumatism and all of those kffi ft!"
from which they suffer so
Nearly all of the women had th?'J'
blacked, and no one S2
thing more frightful and
melancholy day than to be conKw bl
one of these silent, stealthy flgnreaWi,?
the Meat ciroW ,,f tl, -i.;?."8? ""a
far1" " - k s
that the widows and those who haveVnf
fared great sorrow wear the black i.
token thereof. Another native authoriS
makt s it sign of happiness, while ooi
sionallv a giggling dame confesse.X
it is done to preserve the complex on '
Ludicrous as this may seem to tSi
bleaobed Caucasian and ladies of ri
powdered and enameled countenances'
the matrons of high fashion and th.
awell damsels of the Thlioktt tribe!
never make a canoe voyage withont
ameanng themselves well with the blaok
dye that they get from a certain wild
root of the woods, or with a paste 0f
soot and seal oil. Oo sunny aud winai
ujo u ouu,0 vuey protect themselves
from tan and sunburn by this samo inky
coating. Oi feast days and the great
occasions, when thty wash off the black
their complexions come out as fir UI
creamy wmte as palest of their Japanese
cousins across the water, ami (Ka .
are then seen to be some air Bi,.,i.
lighter than the tan colored and coffee
colored lords of their tribe. .
The specimen woman at Juneau wore
a thin calioo dress and a think
blanket Her feet were bare, but she
was compensated for that loan
by tbe turkey red parasol . that she
poised over her bead with all the com
Dlacencv of a Mnnnt T)iurt kn.
a tf - wa. vi asuiAfje
She had blacked her face to the edge of
ner eyelids and tba roots of her hair;
she wore the fnll narura nf alluor nnu.
ring, lip-ring and earrings with five sil
ver urnceiets on eaon wrist and fifteen
rings ornamenting Ber hrnrizn fWnri
and" a more thoroughly proud and self-
sauBneu creature never arrayed herself
according to the behests of high fashion.
The children pattered around barefooted
and wearing but a single short garment,
although the weather was as cold and
drear as our November. Knt nna nf
these poor youngsters even ventured on
ii. i- 1 1 . i
iue i-ruupy cuugu mat Deiongs . to tne
civilized child that has onlv nut its nnoA
rf r -
out of doors in suoh weather. ,
One cau easily believe the records and
tbe statements as to the terrible death
rate among these people and marvel that
any of them ever live beyond their in-
r i .M . ,
iancy. oo tew oiu people -are seen among
them aa to nnntinnallvnaiiMA rnmnrk hnf,
by their Spartan system only the strong
est can posaiDiy survive tne exposure ana
liftl ilhina it fttlpll ft lifrt P.nnan mntinn
is tho common ailment and carries them
away in numbers, yet they bave no med-
only to the incantations and hocus-pocus
... I. 11 1L .
oi tuuir meaioine meu, uu uavu uui tua
slightest care to protect themselves from
CTnAillH flraai. tni,1amifQ ItflVA RU'Ant
these islands at times, and forty years
.. 11 i
ago lue soourge oi smaupox carrieu on
half the natives of Alaska.- The tribes
have never regained their numbers since
tbat terrible devastation, and Since then
black measles and other diseases have so
reduced their people that another fifty
years may see these tribes extinct.
Getting, a Criminal Practice.
A murderer in New York can, if he
ohooses, take his pick from a consider
able number of fairly competent law
yers, even though he hasn't a dollar
wi',h whioh to pay. "I was five years
getting a profitable criminal practioe,"
one ( ! the men in this line is quoted as
sayirg, "and I succeeded only by serv
ing gratis. I haunted policecoarts, and
to every prisoner committed for trial
who had no counsel, I tendered myself.
In the trial oourts the judge may assign
any btwyer present to defend a prisoner
not provided with counsel. I made it a
point to be on band for these assign
ments. Of course, many of the cases
were so small tbat they didn't get into
the papers at all, and in soma tbat were
repoited my name would not appear.but
usually each hard day's work brought
the desired reward in the way of pub
licity. My practice grew to immense
proportions, but it was a year before I
could get enough money out of it in
week to pay my modest board bill on
Saturday night. At the end of the seo
ond year I had worked np to a barely
living inoome, but had a debt left to
clear off; and it is only very. lately tbat I
bave become established firmly enough
to refuse all but cash oases. Indeed, I
do not yet let a good murder fall into
rival hands on socount of the perpe
trator's impecuniosity. Let me advise
yon to commit a sensational crime, if
any, because then you oan secure law
yers free more eminent ones, too, than
you may imagine." N. Y. Sun.
Pittsburg teachers had to flog 359 pu
pils during September.
The admission of women to the uni
versity of Louisiana is being agitated.
A ladiea' school for wood carving and
modeling ia to be opened in St. Louis.
The Dakota lands aet apart for educa
tional purposes are valued at $82,000,
000. A number of Minnesota young women
are teaching aehool in the Argentine Re
public' It is said that an Indian school, simi
lar to those at Hampton, Va., and Car
lisle, Pa., is to be opened at Oenoa,
Boston has an evening high aobool
whioh is so well attended this year that
mora room has become neoessary to ac
commodate the pupils.
Tbe prospects of an establishment of a
manual training achool in Baltimore are
represented by the Baltimore Sun to be