The Eugene City guard. (Eugene City, Or.) 1870-1899, October 24, 1891, Image 2

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L L. VAUVBELh. Proprietor
To-dv, if I wer dead, cu1'1 00t 'M1
Your kiasos, or your tears upon my faoe
Jf all the world could give of woe. or weal,
Could And within my heart no resting place!
You would not think of any bitter pact;
You would not chide me for a careless word)
Yon could not be to cruel, at the last.
As to condemn me, unronfenaed, unheard.
U I were lying, wrapt about In white.
With flowers all around me, on mjr breast.
And In my bauds; and on my face the light
That anirels abed upon their dead, at restj
If I were lying thus, and one should ear
Much blttitr thing aa you hare aaid to me,
With sternest anger you would drive away
That one, and awear 'twere all baa calumny.
If I were lying undnrneal h the ground,
And all the white enow heaped above Br
And yon, amid the many, one had found
Who darod to any itucb things about medeads
Too had not wnl to tell how falM were they;
How most unkind was be of unkind me;
Yet all the cruel words that he might aay
Would not have power to hurt me, grieve me
theu. f
If yoa In coming back today abould find
That death had entered and had ceiled ate
How would it be with you In your own mladr
Where for your grief could you find reoom
ponitef The III that you refused to klua were avtill;
They had nochldlnx; erst they did notefelde.
Nor tell their grievance, cloned by a Ana will,
11 eld lu dominion by ft sterner pride.
Ob.Oodl that one must live and live and live.
And try to be contented with the hope
That be who knowetb all, somewhere, will
The fullest love to All the widest scope!
Yet here, oh, lovel why should the days grow
And through unklndnos bittery Death la
If yon will love me when I'm dead, I pray
Grant me somewhat of love and kiwi noes
I'll not rebuke you though my heart be full;
I dare not chide; I, too, may be astray:
Experience yet may teach- bitter school
Ma what to do, and what, perchance, to aay.
And yet I auk you humbly, tenderly,
If I should answer never mors your call.
Would you not grieve of all most bitterly
tor words and docds that are beyond recall?
-Fourth Church Ileoord.
Artificial Curiosities.
A writer In New York says that al
though in the curio stores in the west
bisons' heads cot from (150 to (300,
In New York "they can be got for las,
and will continue- to be cheupor aa long
as any old buffalo robes that now exist
continue to resist the moths. This is
because a tuxidcrmlst who cannot make
a splendid bison' liead with a piece of
fur or block of wood and a pair of
horns g not considered an adept in hi
profession. If the head of any rare
animal la asked for In the proper quar
ters the customer will be told that there
are no such heads as he wants, but if
lie will wait one can be procured from
nome other city. If he orders it the
chances are ten to one that the head
will be carved out of wood, oovored
with the right fur, fitted with horns,
andlolivered. The Imitations of the
mouths and nostrils of wild beauts re
quire skillful work, but are masterful
in most cases." Rochester Democrat.
It Was Not lie That Worried.
"Now, sir," cried Sir. Bugwig fero
ciously, "attend to mo! Wore you not
in dillleulties a few months ago?"
"Now, sirl Attend to my question.
I ask you again, mid pray be careful In
answering, for you arc on your oath, I
need hardly remind you. Were yoa
not in difficulties some months ago?"
"No; not that I know of."
"Sir, do you pretend to tell tills
court that you did not make a compo
sition with your creditors a few months
A bright smile of Intelligence spread
over the Ingenious face of the witness
as he answered:
"Oh, uhl That's what you mean, is
ltj Out, you see, It was my creditors
who were in difficulties, and not me."
Pride of Biatlea.
It appears that there are In France
at the present moment no fewer than
9,000 mountebanks I. e., persons of
both sexes who get their living out of
learned pig, guitar playing, sea lions,
decapitated folks who talk, clover mon
keys, somnambulists, meti who swallow
razors, a class of eoplo whom Horace
In his time called "Ambulujarara Col
legia," or associations of Bohemians.
A member of this fraternity, a Her
cules, who earns a livelihood by lifting
sixty-pound weights with outstretched
arms, remarked to a circle of his ad
miring friends, "You may say what you
like, but I'd ten times rather be the
eminent performer I am than a mem
ber of the Paris municipal councils
London TltrllitS.
Ueriuan Iteer Gardens.
I saw a singular notice Misted up In
a German university by the rector or
president It was a request that the
boys should not make ho much noise In
the beer garden near by whilo the reci
tations were going on. It scorned to
me that was different from the way an
American college president would treat
such a matter. Hut you must under
stand that a beer garden in Germany
is very different from an institution of
that kind here. Literary societies wort
hi thera aud theological students dis
cuss questions of doctrine in them,
Indianapolis Journal.
Many persons suffer from astigma
tism, a defect which prevents the rays
of light from converging at the same
focus. The trouble may be slight or
severe. The afflicted person iasotue
time born with It, but sometimes it de
velops after adult ago is reached. ' Any
one who lias astigmatic eyes should
consult a saiium oculist
Horses, cows, sheep, goats, hogs and
tnany of tlie wild animals eat apples
with avidity. The elephant and deer
are fond of them, while otliers become
accustomed to theru after a trial or two.
All the domestio fowls, and many of
the wild birds are fond of apples,
Army officers at Bpoksne attribute but
little importance to the Indian scare in
the Pend d'Oreilla mnnm i..i:..
Agent Cole has gone to the seen nf ti.. I
reported danger, and General Carlin will I
; e -"",v uutii nc ut-ar irom '
. - - t vui Em r.n riwwv i .i i mi n
("aMBA THORPI,") '
Author of ''Four OakM "LiUU Jo-
.. na," Eto. f
(Osfiyrlghtod. All rights reserved. Published by
special arraogetneoi wan we ocuiau vwbi
Now Mixsy, hidden in the clump of
Palms Christi that ornamented the front
of old Gilbert's garden, had heard tlie
whole of the conference between these
two. When it was concluded she crept
out and hurried to the house, over the
garden fence, fired with tlie wild resolve
to run away with old Gilbert and Join
her brother. Hue made up a small bun
die of her clothing and hid it under the
wardrobe, and when she went down to
tea she secreted a biscuit by way of pro
vision for her breakfast Her next idea
was to lie awake all niglit in order to rise
with the dawn on the morrow, to which
end she ilisUed upon healing Glory
Ann s whole repertoire of zoological leg
ends; hut in spile of this. Missy slept the
sleep of a tired child. When she awoke
the glimmer of the dawn was in the east
aud Glory-Ann was snoring on tier pal'
Missy soranz up. She bad to dress
heiuce. which she never yet had done,
It was an arduous undertaking, but at
Uut it was accomplished. Her shoesand
lockings she took in her hands, with her
little bundle, and stole softly and swiftly
down stairs. As she could not unlock
the hall door, she climbed out of one of
the dining room windows, and ran down
the lane to old Gilbert's cabin. Alack 1
it was shut fast, and the ox cart was not
under the shed.'
When Missy comprehended that old
Gilbert was gone, she threw fccrself on
the ground with a scream of rage and
disapoiiitmeut; but presently she re
flected that if this attempt at flight
should be discovered, every possible
means would be taken to prevent her
putting her intention into execution on
any future occasion that might offer;
perhaps even she might be locked up and
fed on bread and water, like a little girl
in a story she had read; and however de
cided Missy might be as to dying of star
vation, she had no mind to live on bread
and water; so she made haste back to the
house, and was lucky to get in unseen.'
' Glory-Ann was still snoring, and Missy
stuffed her bundle under the wardrobe
gain, tore off her clothes, and curled
herself up lu bed
It was a mystery Mom Bee was never
able to explain how Missy's clothes came
to be scattered all over the room; but she
bad her suspicions, when, a few hours
later, she discovered the bundle under
tho wardrobe.
"Who in de Ian' put dla here?" she in
"Me, said Missy. (
"What fur, I'd lak ter knowr
" 'Cause." And no coaxiug could make
Missy say further.
Meanwhile old Gilbert pursued his
journey sadly. Once in the silent woods
he essayed to sing, for his com fort:
Zlonl Zlon Is my home!
I'm a Irav'ltn' de hebeoly road;
but he ended with a sigh, aud drove on,
Toward sundown Miss Roxaiyiu Whito,
sitting on the top step of the porch, and
enjoying her evening "dip" in solitude,
espied the ox cart coining along the road.
In that primitive aud secluded hamlet
the passage of an ox cart was an excit
ing event. Miss White watched it with
an interest that was almost breathless.
It seemed too good to be true that this
cart, with the strong, black ox and the
very respectable old negro driver, was
actually going to stop before the house
where, for the time being, she had her
abiding place.
"Whose ole nigger are you?" she de
manded, in shrill excitement, as Gilbert
"I is Gilbert, ma'am; Kernel Thome's
man Gilbert, fum over in Leon," he re
sponded, removing his hat and bowing
"In the name o' peace an' plenty I" ex
claimed Roxanna, rising to the full ex
tent of her Humorous inches, and peer
ing at the cart from the height of tlie top
step. "Brought Nick Thome's trunk,
"Yes, mlstis."
"Well, 'tulu't no uio'n simple justice,
'cordiu' to my way o' thinkiii'; but as a
officer o' justice, you're powerful laggard
lu yo' movements. Why n't ye come a
day sooner?"
"I cum soon ex de succumHtances wux
qualified, mu'ain," old Gilbert explained,
"An' you oouio too late; Nick Tliorne
ain't cher," Miss White announced, com
pactly. Old Gilbert stood agape and stupefied.
"Whey whey he den, niistia?" he stam
mered. "That's uio'n I kin tell. He kited off
to Sunrise plantation yestiddy, two hours
lie-sun, an', as I hear tell, he sol' that
black hawse o'.his'n to the overseer fur
ahund'ed an fifty, which it was wuth
five bunded, if it was wuth a dime; an'
he come back with Johnson's rickety ole
buggy an' blin' mare, an' this mawniu',
by day break, him an' Dosia tuk up their
line o' march to seek their fortune, 1
s'pose. . They ain't said naire word to
me. They're a pair o' turkle doves, to-he-shore;
what kin you expect but what
they'd fix? But whar they'll light 1
don't undertake to prophesy. All I
know l, they're gone, an' I'm leftaloue
here, lak a eparrer on the housetop, or
mo' lakly, a buzzard on a rail consid
erin' of my size."
"Tubbo sho!" old Gilbert ejaculated,
with polite assent He looked to the
right and he looked to tlie left, up at the
kky and down at the ground, rubbing his
forehead with his horny forellugcr.
"What I gwan do, nexT he sighed.
"You kin carry that trunk back, an'
wait fur occasion," said Miss White.
"It's a mighty foolish business, this mar
ry in' 'thout security fur meat 'u bread;
but cusnin' won't meud it none, an' you
kin h ii Lolonel tliorne I aesao.
"Dullaw, mistis!" said old Gilbert,
with uplifted hand. "I wouldn't so much
f name Mawse Nick to utawster not
fur freedomt"
Mis White cackled harshly.
Gilbert, recalling Miss Elvira's Instruc
tions as to the contents of the provision
basket, thought that it might be well to
make a propitiatory offering to this se
vere giantess, who seemed somehow to
be hnked with his young master's fate.
Uey is a little matter o goodie out
Tender in de cyart" he said, with heat
tating humility; "mebbe you niought
- Tim
Mjs Whit, spat vjclouely. "No, '
"Tiiey'dsouron my
"You niought set 'era aside ontel
Mawse Nick come bock," old Gilbert
sUL'gvsU-d. timidly,
"He ain't a-coiuin' backf Miss White
declared, with decision so energetic that
old Gilbert's heart sank with the fear
that his young master was turned out of
doors on all sides. "En' me a-countln
on old Mawse Job Furnival ter tek care
on hiir," thought the old negro, sadly
as he stood twirling his hat, and casting
furtive glances at the inexorable Ama
con on the doorstep; but Miss White had
said her ear, and was silent
At last he turned to go. "I wish you
well, nia'ain." he said; "en' I'm 'bleeged
ter you."
"You're welcome," said Roxanna.
"Though what you got to be than kin'
me is uio'n I kin see."
"Nevtr!" ihouted tht colonel.
Silence and gloom had settled upon
Tliorne Hill. Tom Quash no longer pick
ed the banjo in his moments of idleness;
Griffin Jim rattled the bones no more
when work was done; Amity ceased her
capering to the tinkling of the gourd fid'
die, and the talk in the kitchen was
hushed; it was as if Mawse Nicholas bad
died. Mrs. Leonard and Miss Elvira in
itinctlvely shunned each other; Flora
forsook tlie piano, and Missy sulked in
corners: but the colonel neiu ins neou
higher than ever, hiding his mortiflca
tion under a cloak of pride and silence
that forbade sympathy
No one named Nicholas; even Missy,
though her heart clamored for her broth
er, found her tongue refuse its oflke in
presence of her stem father. The child
understood intuitively something of the
fierce tumult that raged in the colonel's
breast. A great awe, not of her father.
but of what he suffered, took possession
of her, and compelled her to silence; but
her sole object in life now was to follow
her brother. To Missy this scorned an easy
undertaking if she could only get away
from Tliorne Hill; but she was afraid
to venture alone any farther than the
big gate at the end of the avenue. Here
she sat gazing wistfully through the bars,
and hating herself for cowardice, on the
morning of the day that old Gilbert was
returning from bis bootless errand; here
had she been ever since breakfast, and it
was now nearly eleven o'clock; but she
had not yet made up her mind to venture
outside, when she espied a carriage com
ing along the road. This sight created
a sudden diversion in Missy's bitter
"It's Cousin Myrtill.i!" sho exclaimed
aloud. "She's brought Lottie and Bess!"
A vision of wild frolic down by the
spring rioted iu Missy's brain, as up she
jumped to open the gate; but when the
carriage passed through only Cousin
Myrtilla looked from the window.
"You didn't bring Lottie and Bess?"
vied Missy, in deep reproach.
"Well, no, I didn't," said Mrs. Herry.
"Came otf in such a swivef Never mind,
bring 'em next time. Open the door,
Larkin," she commanded the driver,
"and let mo take this child iu."
Missy made no objection. She was
fond of her Cousin Myrtilla, and she ad
mired that lady's showy dress. Such
beautiful pink hyacinths within the bon
net brim that framed the faded old face,
such lovely yellow roses outside; such a
bewildering lilac- organdie, with its tu-,
multuous puffs and frills; and tlioso pur
ple shoes! How Missy wished for a pair
just like them! But these pomps and
vanities soon palled, and Missy's thoughts
reverted to her trouble. "Brer Nicholas
Is gone away 1" bIib said abruptly. "He's
married to Dosia Furnival, and he can't
never come home no mo'." And Missy
began to cry.
This was no news to Mrs. Herry; she
had learned all about it. "Tut! tut!" she
said "Who says he'll never come home
again? Don't cry; I am going tosee what
can be done about it".
This consoled Missy, and by the time
the carriage arrived at the house Bhe was
quite cheerful again. "Cousin Myrtilla
is cornel Cousin Myrtilla is herel" she
announced, joyfully rushing into iter
aunt's presence; and Miss Elvira, in the
fond belief that Cousin Myrtilla would
prove a tower of strength, hastened to
the parlor.
"Oh, cousin!" she said with tears,
"you've come to a house of mourning."
"Now, Elvira," remonstrated Mrs.
Herry, "why should you tdk as if Nich
olas were dead?"
"It is worse than death!" sighed Miss
Elvira. "My poor brother!"
"Well, yes," said Mrs, Herry, with an
answering sigh. Her son also an only
child had not been a credit to the fam
ily; neither had he married acceptably;
but Cousin Myrtilla had overlived all
that and today was fat and rosy and
happy. "And I suppose Jasper Thome
is doing all he can to make things worse
with his stilTneckednesa, and thinking
himself a philosopher when he is only a
"Oh!" Miss Elvira said reproachfully.
"I've known him, my dear," con
tinued Mrs. Herry, " man and boy; I've
known Jasper more than forty years
He never was wrong in his life."
Miss Elvira looked bewildered.
" But 1 came here to talk to him, not
about him. I've a message for my
cousin, the colonel."
"Oh," stammered Miss Elvira; "if it;s
about Nicholas, I'm afraid"
" It is atiout Nicholas, and I am not a
bit afraid," Mrs. Herry declared, stoutly.
" You miserable coward, Elvira; just be
cause Jasper Tliorne his heavy eyebrows
and a high and mighty air, you don't
dare hold an independent opinion. Go,
call your brother ; I have that to say to
him it is best he should hear."
Mias Elvira obeyed; that is, she sent
Missy to tell Glory-Ann to tell Griffin
Jim to tell Tom Quash to hunt up the
colonel, and bear him the information
that Mrs. Herry wished to see him.
The colonel made no delay in answer-
tl" ummotl. bu' l' oere-
mnninna In his' Kreetfag he overdid
everything now In his desire to appear
Mrs. Herry. however, had not known
him so many years W ne easuj u...v
"It will kill him," ' w'J Uenet
"unless he can be persuaded to recon
ciliation." Then she spoke outi
"Cousin Jasper, there s no need for
pretension between you and me. I in
older than you are. and I've seen trouble
-with a son of my own. It is best U
i.i, .i.i ..,rHlv in the face. Nich
olas has made an unfortunate marriage,
but" ,
"Madam!" said the colonel, In a deep
and angry voice, with a hand uplifted n
protest Hi face had turned a ghastly
pallor that made his black brows look
blacker than ever, underneath which hi
eyes gleamed like lightning.
Misxy. who had refused to be sent
away, sat gazing at him, fascinated; and
Mibs Elvira shrank visibly; but Mrs.
Herry never faltered. "Dosia will make
him a gxd wife," she proceeded, in a
calm and even voice; "she would make
you a good daughter, if "
"Nfcver!" shouted tlie colonel He
seemed to wish to say more, but speech
failed him.
"None of us, indeed, would have
chosen her for Nicholas," Mrs. Herry
continued; "but she is a good girl, and
all this is something for you to consider
and be thankful for. Life has more re
munerative work to offer than nursing
a wrong, and isicnoiaa iu siuu
"Will, you oblige me," the colonel in
terrupted coldly, "by talking of some
thing else?"
"No," said Mrs. Herry, with heat;
"I've nothing else to talk of, and I've yet
more to say. Nicholas is at my nouse.
"I will receive no embassy I tne colo
nel declared.
"Don't vou know your own flesh and
blood better than that?" exclaimed Mrs.
Herry, impatiently. "Nick is a Thome,
every inch of him. He'll make no over
tures. He has married the girl lie loves,
and he is insanely happy, poor fool; but
he is desperately ill."
Miss Elvira clasped her hands, out ut
tered no sound.
"He is desjicrately ill," Mrs. Herry re
peated. "He rode all night In the rain;
and exposure, fatigue and excitement
have told on him. Nicholas is very ill.
Missy burst out crying. "I want to go
home with Cousin Myrtilla!" she wailed.
Except for this there was a dead si
lence. Tlie colonel thought his son s ill
ness a ruse. "That man, or that wo
man," said he, aftora long pause, "who
harbors him is no friend of mine."
"As you please," aaid Mrs. Herry, ris
ing, "lie is your only son; you cannot
take away his name, norius blood. And
as for me I can get on without you, Col.
Tliorne. My house is my own, and I'll
entertain whom I see fit." She was
thoroughly angry now. "If your brother
did but know it," turning to Miss Elvira,
"the only thing to do now is to forgive
Nick's marriage. Let him try the other
way, that's all! But he ought to remem
ber that he is not blameless himself. He
has always worked wrong with poor
Nick, keeping him at a frowning distance,
when he ought to have grappled him
close; banishing him to that Sunrise
Plantation, when he ought to have had
him here at home. It isn't Nicholas that
iv alone to blame."
But the colonel did not hear all this;
he had left the room in grea,t wrath, and
Mrs. Herry, overcome by indignant sor
row, and vexed at her defeat, declared
that she would not remain a moment
longer. '
"I am going back to that poor boy,"
she said. "You may call it a weakness,
if you like, but thankful am I that I for
gave my son. I ve gotten more good out
of that, Elvirn, than ever you'll get out
of Bishop Ken."
And Mrs. Herry departed.
Missy, at least, hud derived some com
fort from this visit; to know that her
brother was at Cousin Myrtilla's was to
feel him near within reach. Though he
was ill, he need not die, and some day
she could go to see Lottie and Bess and,
once there, what could hinder her stay
ing forever with Brer Nicholas?
But, alas for this cheering hope! the
colonel returned to the parlor when Mrs.
Herry s carriage had disappeared, and
said, sternly:
"Elvira, you will oblige me by ceasing
from this timo forth to hold any com
munication whutever with Mrs. Herry
and any of her family. For myself never
will I cross her threshold again, save in
case of some calamity."
"And that means I am not to play with
Lottie and Bess any morel'' wailed Missy.
The colonel Bitched bitterly. He felt
himself a deeply injured man. He was
remotely sorry for Missy's childish dis
appointment regarding her playmates;
but whnt was that compared with his
anguish? Yet nobody realized hi po
sition, nobody considered his wounded
Atwy dietalrd.
When Gilbert returned, some time af
ter sundown, he found Missy seated at
his cabin door.
"Brer Nicholas Is In Tallahassee." she
announced in triumph. " . ,
"De Luud! Wha' dat you tell me,
Missy? NolxKly ter Eden, nur ter Sun
rise kin tell whicherway is Mawse Nick
gone. Is hit fur a fao' he is in Tallahas
see?" Snssy nodded, with a comfortable sense
or suieriirity in tlie possession of knowl
edge that this old man had missed,
though he had made a journajr of thirty
miles, "At Couaiu Myrtilla's," she ex
plained further.
" Y'ou doan tell!"
"And he is ill; dreadfully ill." whim-
pered Missy. "And I know be want to
see me.
"Lawd! Lawd!" ejaculated old Gil
bert.. (t ai roirrmuBD.
pii if
... ft "" " UU
,BM-a Good IMeietl I0'
The very beet Uvlu la compatible with tbs
grmu ety. and the complex variety
or toe set f o ' m"r
far, inoouiuaubl wita really V
JalUouid, Siting aut eatlnt. some tun
" o ,d. "I do not tailiev that any ma
eao'fUuid tbs strain of s large business utile
he Uvea on the simplest nod be can get I
am very fond of based potato Hwysre
aoout tb simplest things you can eat I do
not oar for bat are called fancy oUbes.
plain meats and vegetable, good bread, good
butter and good milk re my staple I doo I
mean that I do not Ilk some duties that I
cannot eat with Impunity, but 1 m lucky
enough not to ear much about them, 1 re
member one at public dinner I at some
dish which was very good to tb taste, but 1
was sick for week f ur It
How, when 1 goto heavy dinner, I tak
a httl soup If It I plain. piece of roasl
meat or game, and some plain potatoes or
pess-or. in fart, any vegetable that Is served
without sauc These sauce spoil the food
for me. Tneo for th rest of tb time I sit
t tb table, play witb something on my
plate, and pas the time as well as I cau.
W hy Is Jay Oouldi opinlou about food
aay better than that of aay other maaf Sim
ply because be has succeeded better than
m in uinpiatlns causes witb effects,
and Is beyond question s leading expert as to
causes, and food is a prime cause,
uimniinir then, is Invaluable at a cbarac
terlstlo of good food. It Is also character
istic of the most reniioa gastronomy, ior
there is simplicity of elegance as well a a
simplicity of coarseness. The asb cak and
mouuHes of tb Alabama neia nana is sim
u The ash oake Is merelv lump of
past of corn meal and water buried and
baked In hot asnea oui a canvas ooca,
plainly and properly cooked, witb a glass of
two of rare, pure old wine, la just as simple.
Nothing but the best l good enough for any
man who can get tbe best, and It Is well t
remember that quality being equal, the sim
plest food is tb best
What, then, snail we eacr mere is ins
best medical authority for saying, "eat whafr
ever you want." Tbe rule, like all others,
has IU limitations. A man wnoissunennr
from tbe gastroiiomleal crimes of tbe past,
who has little by tittle destroyed bis healthy
anneritaand substituted therefor morbid
-ri ,
craving for abhorrent mixtures, may of
longer go on in tils sins wunoui ireso pongs
for every fresh offense. "But" the reader
will ssy. "this is a flat contradiction of the
first dictum, 'eat what you want' and the
whole theory becomes an absurdity."
Not so fast If your stomach is already
minaH rnn are exemnt But if It be rulued.
you will please remember that it was not
ruined by intelligent eating, or eating In
compliance witb tbe real demands of your
stomach and your appetite it may bavs
been because you ate when you didn't want
to, or did not eat when you wanted to, or
from some oiner cause man eating, remaps
your ancestors spoiled it for you, but dont
make tbe mistake of supposing that nature,
tnlMs ii is interfered with, will crlve vou an
appetite for any food that yourstoniacb can't
take care or. new tors man ana express.
Wast of Ammunition.
Id the new school of tbe soldier, called for
because of tbe adoption of the magazine rifle,
a principal dilllculty, and one not yet met is
the prevention of reckless and wasteful ex
travagance In ammunition. A decided in
clination has been observed among old as
well as young soldiers to be lees saving tban
formerly Tbe Uerman or French soldier, if
he likes, ma; Are say twenty rounds in a
minute, and be reduction of tbe size and
weight of tbe bullet and powder enables him
to carry balf gain as many cartridges as
before. In timvs of excitement should be
lose bis bead, that is to say. bis wits, he
might empty bis cartouche box and also his
bandolier at short notice, so short. Indeed,
that when the enemy should really come up,
and quick Bring would be of vital moment,
he would be practically powerless.
A famous American revolutionary general
commanded bis men to "wait till yoa see tb
whites of theu- eyes," referring to the enemy,
end thus be made tare there would not be
any ammunition wasted. After the same
Idea tbe Uerinan and rYencb officers are try
big to instruct tbeir men, but they have dis
covered that a soldier tires witb more or less
care, according to tbe dillleulties of loading
bis piece snd tbe number of shots be has left
him. ticieutiHo American.
An Autocrat la Social Life.
Two ladles who live neighbors on Trumbull
venue have never called on each other be
cause, as they both moved there at tbe same
time, tbey could never decide which oue was
to make the flrst calL
For tbe same reason they have never spoken
to each other, but have waited to be formally
Introduced. A few days ago there arose a
light disturbance between tbe children of the
two families, and tbe least ceremonious of the
two ladies took this occasion to step over to
her neighbor's veranda and offer an olive
branch of peace.
"1 am sorry that my little girl should have
annoyed yours. Bhe acknowledges that she
was In tbe wrong. I will see that it does not
happen gain."
The other lady stared icily through her
gold eye-glasses, and, turning to the nurse
girl at ber side, inquired In her most super
cilious tones:
"Is she speaking to met"
The girl repeated what had been said to ber
mistress. .
"Tell ber I accept tbe apology," sold thai
lady haughtily, and, turning, she withdrew
to her bouse
Could royalty bay been more arrogantf
Detroit Pre Press.
Laughing at Van Letters.
Why do people, old and young, and of all
sorts and conditions, rush in crowd to tb
courts and almost travel over each other's
heads to bear love letters ceoel, and then go
home and laugh at them as if tbey had fonnd
something unique In tbe way of fun I Why
do grave men and sober women skip all the
sensible reading in a newspaper if it happens
to contain a love letter, and, having read
that, laugh at it as if it were tbe latest and
best of Gilbert's operatic Jokesf Ten to one
if all tbe old trunks in all tbe old garrets
were called to give up their treasure they
would convict these grave men of Just such
"silliness.'' if they please to call it so, as that
which excites tbeir risible No man or
woman was ever thoroughly to love and
not to have been there, we are Informed, Is to
have mimed some happiness, at least who
didnt tav and do "sill v'' thing Why then,
dues evervowiy feel such an irreeutibl Incli
nation to deride the mauuwnpt love making
ef an unfortunate wuoae letters get into the
court and paini Why ridicule a uni
versal trait- kaius City Journal
"Tom and Jerry."
A Kentucky newspaper claims tbe Inven
tion ot toe dim kuowo as l ora sJ Jerry
for Jact Bbnigter an eccentric old shoe
maker woo originated it a third of a century
ago and named it after rooms Jefferson
ud ta biblical prophet Jeremian.-Chicago
A Hop leas Case.
Oalligan Doctor, baveu't yon been at-
lenaing on oiu nuui uiuuuawi
Doctor es,
"How Isbetodayr
"He is beyond tb reach of medical assist
ance, I fear."
"What! Is he dying!"
"Oh, no; he's broke." Exchange,
His Inferior.
"Too shouldn't consider any on beneatk
yoa," said Uie kind old genlleinaa to on of
his employes,
"How about Moik McCarthy!"
"Who Is her
"Us's tb man that molnds th snfin
4ewa ia tboUar." VTthintoa Pes,
A tober 0" U"V . U
Awful. Startling KeauK.
Tliore is a white haired old Friend
living In Chester county whose face
wear an exprnwlon of deep sorrow that
seems graven there. Friends who haw
known him for twenty-five years i have
tho first smile to see on his broad, fur
rowed face. He is n wonderfully be
nevolent and kindly old Quaker, es
pecially to the colored people, who come
to him from wile wom(i for counsel
and assistance. ... ,
There Is a shadow on tho old mans
life of which few of his friends have
any Idea. It was cant way back in the
war times. His homo had been a
station on the "underground railway,"
and to his home one bleak night came
n bright eyed, ebony skinned littlo run
away of about fourteen years. ,He
was such a quick wittcd, chipper little
chap that the kind nearteu ynaaer
.-iM-ia,! in keen him to ruu errands
VUllV'lttMVU I
and do chores about the form, especial
ly as he pleaded so hard to De aiiowea
to stay. It was not long, however, bo-
fore lie developed Into tne most incor
rliriblv uiiehievous little "darkey" that
ever came out of slnvery.
pivwiini. lectures and scoldings naa
no more effect on hlin than the whlst-
n nf rim wind throuch the trees. A
rrwi hlreh switch would hold him In
chock for an hour or two, but his ref-
nrmatlnn would disappear with the
ting. One day the Quaker went on a
railway Journey ana tooK tlie utile coi-
nn..i lnl with liiin. On the road was
a long tunnel, and before they reached
it it occurred to the Friend tliat itt ter
mr iniplit be utilized in bringing about
a reformation in tho black bundle of
mischief besido hhn. 8o he said :
"Ca;sar, I have tried to befriend
thee, and you give me only disobe
dience and trouble lu return. Ingrati
tude is a block sin, and now I fear thee
must answer for it.
Just before thev reached the tunnel
he rose and said ffravoly, "Casar, I
leave thee to thy punishment.'
' The train dashed Into the blackness
of the tunnel witb a shriek from the
locomotive like a triumphant fiend,
and when It emerged into the light
Cwsar was lying in a heap on the floor,
between the Beats. They picked him
up tenderly.
The mischievous little darky waa
dead. Philadelphia Press.
He Got the Job.
ne called at the house and asked If
she had any carpets to beat, adding
that he hud been in the business over
twenty years.
"How much to beat the parlor car
pet r she asked.
"One dollar."
"Why, tliat s awruli lucre was a
man here yesterday who offered to do
"Exactly, madam. But how waa he
"He had a club in his hand."
"I presume so. He intended to take
the carpet out on a vacant lot, didn't
. "Yes, sir. Our yard is too small, yon
"Exactly. That is tapestry Brussels
carpet It Is badly worn. It has nu
merous holes In it. lie would make a
great show in getting it out and in
there. Out on tlie lot he would give
you away to every one who asked who
the carpet belonged to. Is that the
way to do a Job of this sort?"
"How do you do itf
"I take the carpet out tlirough the
alley. I wheel it home. I beat it in a
yard surrounded by a high board fence,
and while I am returning it, all nicely
rolled up and covered with a cloth, if
any one asks me what I have I reply
that it is a velvet carpet for 224 Blank
street If no one asks me any ques
tions I call at houses on either side of
you and ask if they have Just ordered a
new Wilton. They watch me and see
me come in here.1 Madam, in the lan
guage of. the Greek, do you twig?"
ne was given the Job. Dry Goods
Queens or Something.
A correspondent from Bristol, R. L,
contributes the following: It .was at
the time the King's Daughters were
having special meetings in Newport.
Our driver was a man of the old school,
and he considered it his duty as well as
his privilege to entertain us vaith racy
comments on matters of contemporary
human interest. "I took a whole par
ty down to Miss Vanderbilt's last
night," he began. "Folks say they
are getting up a new religion in New
York," he continued, following some
thread of relevancy to us invisible.
"And the head of it is down here In
Newport now." (Much interest on our
part) "I believe they call themselves
Queens. Say, it's going to be a big
thing. Git an. New York. Tnbuna
Has Walked IIO.OOU Miles.
R. M. Dufficld, aged seventy-two years,
has traveled more miles on foot daring
the past ten years than any other man
probably in the country. He is the mail
carrier on the route between Jackson,
W, Va., and Buffalo, supplying twelve
offices on the way and making two trips
weekly, covering 210 miles a week.
He has since his appointment ten
years ago, walked 110,000 miles. Cor.
Pittsbnrg Dispatch.
The stream from a 0-inch nozzle, with
4j0 feet of vertical pressure, delivers a
blow equal to 588,733 foot pounds per
second, equivalent to 1,070 horse power.
When one comprehends this fact he wiD
be abundantly prepared to believe al
most anything that could be said about
the power exerted by such a stream.
Henry Fawcett. th nnlitirsl
omist delighted in walking, and even
during the years of his life when he was
totally blind his iuherent love of the
(l ill : 1 . m .l.lll:.r? 1. . . . 1 . , 1
, uciua uuicicu in in lu bws uie naumsoi
nis pieasant youthful sannterings.
A simple remedy for neuralgia is to
apply grated horse radish to the temple,
when the face or head is affected, or to
the wrist when the pain is in the arm
or shoulder. Prepare tbe horse radish in
the same manner as for table use.
The Chinese have a saying that is
at once amnsing and sarcastic. Refer
ring to the smallness of the feet of the
Chinese women, they say: "What the
women have lost in their feet they have
added to their toaeueav"
i - i
jverncr snd TUs V -
ry. of
On oue
in tli country.
In the
Xiffe or L WJV
'"'hies, for bot'tZ
when tli
had ne
end t!i
of the
Hiteneas, to4 .J?
fnrtiins. .
th.t i7:DLM4ni fcl
coffee, and do ZC
y- Your cook's B3LllW
to me.
relief of
s she handed OoverTS
. which h .j tt.
.... uuver&w Ui.
which he sinned wilhr,,rlrr
weather the next dv- i
tbe Incident of th,
down to breakfast. But bS
he sat
ms memory It bad m
"I have th coffee cold for,-,,. I
It, governor," she said, i,
remember that vou
I remember
in any
other way." "-,
" uovernor Bc(w t
hardly angelic a. I,
i, but he drank the cold coffrin
the other iriiMit. . " "V
"-.isiuea Itih L, '
hlch th governor had nlailjiT'!
politeuess.-Xew York Tribu '
A Callfon.1. Mini,,, C.,,l
The gambling tents wen t J
contained not only gamin t.& "
billiard tables. At WfiS
once playing billiards with .Zi
a platform made for the pom Z
seated three Mexican miisidiail.
gnitars; for these place. wen
well supplied with iustrumenui !
The evening seldom pswed witW
mifaa anil iiatl ... . .. 7""
yuwo, wuv. i'iowio v trie qiUCI., T UTHv
settle quarrels. Upon ny oqtbmk,,
would rush from all parts of tht n
struggling to get as near u poJ!
the scene of action, anil nrt.. .l '
, viWUUWh
the penalty for their curiosity h w
saivWitAntaltir alir '
WWiUVUSHllJ ouvh
While II anil I van ,
- "v.w SU1M
onr imnie va ennLl hoar tl.. '
0 - iu, uiuaKit,
appeal of the dealers, "Malts yonta
rentlemen. mulrn vnnr mm. i
1 B.u. (wr)
and black loses." KniMonlr k... i
bang went the pistols in adistutir
of the tent Tbe usual rush (oD
Bang, bang, again, and this tiae i
guitar dropped from the hands of ok;
tllA tltinfTMnilimv mnaifiona .l..f.nt
ward to the ground with a bullet tto$
his neck. His friends promptly mi
took to carry him past us to the
air. Our table was so near tbe liW
the tent that only one person it it
onuld trn between it and tliaranm
H was standing in thij,jt
in the act of striking the hull with k.
o - - - " M
cue, when one of the persona cut-
i, j . , ... ... .
tne wonnaea man toncnea nim,wiub
request that he move to one tide, I
turned, and saw tbe Mexican being r;
ported by the legs and arms, the blw
flowing from his neck. Then, with ft
coolest indifference, be said, "Bold a
hnlil nn Kila till I n,la flii. 11.'
.... V . I WJ V, .... MH WA
Then, resuming his former position, k
deliberately finished his shot -Dr. tl
n:n : - n ......... -
uriiicnio iu
To Do Away with EitralM.
Too much dumbbell exercise it iws
ness to the flesh, and matutinal irk
ing of the Indian club becomes, sows
or later, irksome. The idea of reliere;
the tedium of daily exercise while
creasing its benefits is a good one, isi
it is now placed at tbe service oils
public in a practical form. A poW
woodsn box contains the appliancei
cidental to the ordinary exercUinj
chine, and is equipped, in addition, win
a magneto-electro apparatus capabkd
transmitting an electric current tots
or more persons at the same time, or l
ing graduated to the endurance otptaf
ure of one person, so that while then
ons forms of eiercise are being pa
through an electric current of any .
quired strength can bo imparted. t
It is claimed that electricity cm tta
be applied under improved snu .
pleasant conditions than formerly i
many cases where its use has b
proved to be most beneficial. Attenb'ts
is called to the fact that telegraph o
eratore, accountants, typewriters, pi
ists, and all whose work is pttoo
mnscular pains and stiffness in thehiM
and arm, can by the use of this eieror
ing machine reap a twofold sdvutijt
The machine has a batb attachaat
This is placed in a bath, and when
foot is placed upon it an electric sw
of graduated strength is imparted tout
bather. SU Louis Globe-Democrtt
Improvements In Eolled Blest
A protracted series of exiruM"
maiia . Kiomotia' works. Ill EnglU
with the new process of msnufwtunij
steel tubes, show conclusively,
-l: j -l.l,U .liontationOl V
uusiuitm, a 1 cuitti uiv "-t ,
system to the manufacture of pip1
i, nnnnA.n.a n-atnr. eai sod W "
v -...-..fofhireof Steal
uigu pressure, mo uiuuu-- - .
w:i onil MneClallJ1111
bridge construction, owing to the US
ness and strength of the tuoeso. -
paratively thin steel, and which, it
lieved, will enable the engineer "
future to considerably increase tnesp
of bridges. ,
Tbe simple as well as remarks r
cuiiarity of this process of wr
metals consists in the fact that. tnsK
of avoiding any twist of the fita"''it)i
one operation gives the greatest ps
twist to the fiber with a correpoi"
stretch of material. It moreover
assisted by a mandrel, increase the w
diameter of a bar, instead of dfS
it, as do all other rolling mills, out
tube produced by this new meuw
generally greater in diameter two
bar from which it is foed'MVL
combining, as it does, all th van
systems of taclaimMT;
ess the advantage of construcn
which all hitherto known rolho?
esses represent a part New Yor
There are no cats within the Um d
Leadville, Colo., the thin atmoepM
that altitude (10.200 feet) being a.
them. They are, however, not
the town being free from rats
from the same cause.
Connecticut's constitution w40
in 1818. Before that the j
erned under the charter of lw
wm continued by the constitution oil"
The amendments have been.noJncrtf
A Good Itorv ik....