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FINANCES OP UNCLE SAM.
A Set Forth In llie Public Debt State
ment for Pcbrunrj-.
The follnwins ia ft recapitulation of tha
debt statement tailed on the 1st:
Bonds at -1J4 per cent....? 250,000,000 00
UontlH nt -1 per cent 737,750,500 00
HoihIr nt II per cent 184,092,300 00
Refunding certificates at
4 percent 215,800 00
Navy pcuAion fund at 3
per cent 14,000,000 00
Pacific railroad bonda
ntG per cent 01,023,51? 00
TrincipaJ $1,250,031,512 00
Interest 10,540,84 1 Gl
Total $1,201,222,500 04
IJCKTON W1UC1I INtUKKST HAS CKASKD 81.NCK
Principal $ 4,258,405 20
Interest 207,38:1 71)
Total $ 4,405,849 05
Old demand and legal-
tender notes $ 340.738.000 00
Certificate of Uepohit... 14.020.000 00
Gold corlifieutm 305,037,0.-0 00
Silver certificates SS,020,S10 00
as lost or destroyed... 0,050,153 77
Principal.?: ? 502,045,715 77
Principal ?l,817,585.S33 03
Jutcrest 10,748,228 43
Iess cuhIi items availa
ble for reduction of
the debt. $ 223,055,746 01
Less reserve held for re
demption of U.S. notes 100,000,000 00
Totnl $ 323,05f.448 94
Total debt, less availa
ble cash items $J.,504.378,332 52
NctcoHhin the treasury. 72.728.202 00
Debt, less cash in tho
treasury- March 1,
1880 1,432,080,310 GO
Debt, less c:i!i in tho
treasury Pel,. 1.18SG. 1,434,782,272 91
Decrease of debt during
tho month $ 2.072,153 31
CASH IN TTTK THUASUltY AVAILABLE FOll ltK
DCCTION OF TIIK I'UIILIO DKUT.
Gold held for pokl cer
tificates actually out
standing $ 105,037,050 00
Silver held forsilver cer
tificates actually out
standing ;. 83,390,810 00
U. S. notes held for cer
tificates of deposit ac
tually outstanding 14,920,000 00
Cash held for matured
debt nud interest un
paid 15,000,G03 GO
Fractional currency 1,108 25
Total available for
reduction of dobt..$ 218,055.757 91
Held for redemption of
U. S. notes, acts Jan.
14, 1875,and.Iuly 12,
1882 $ 100,000,000 00
UNAVAILAULK FOIS IIKDUCTION OP TIIK IllJIIT.
Fractional silver coin...? 28,81 1,037 '.O
Minor coin 531,320 17
Total $ 20,312,303 00
Certificates held as cash. S G8.S03.G70 00
Jfclcosh balance-on lmnd 72,208,202 02
Totnl cash in treasury
or"B General account..? 494,480.085 52
SOME OLD WOULD GOSSIP.
King Thebuw'8 royal ancestry, according
to tho Burmese documents, number 587,
Tho associated chnmbers of aRriculturo
of Groat Britain adopted a resolution favor
ing tho imposition of import duties on for
An incieaso in cable tolls is expected in
caso Prince Alexander Knragoor.'ovitch bo
comes frequently mentioned again in press
ThoPrlncoof Wales, unliko some of hia
imit-ntors in this country, wears a black
eilk ribbon im u watch-guard, becauso ho
can afford it.
The Paris.niiitiicipal authorities havo or
dered that tho nnmo of tho Deity bo ex
punged from children's books issued by tho
metropolitan school committee.
When King Ludwig, of Bavnria, was re
cently serenaded by a band playing Wag
ner's music ho howled liko a dog and
smashed nil tho furniture. So it seems
that tho poor man had lucid intervals.
Mr.CIemcnceau caused a sensation in tho
French chamber of deputies by demanding
that the French princes be expelled from
tho country. No denied that their expul
sion would be contrary to republican prin
ciples. Queen Victoria's birthday present to the
crown princess of Germany was a "full-dress
lartiapc," and it has just been dispatched
id Bet lip.. Tho interior is lined with bluo
eilk damask, with gold fringo and tasools.
Tho outside is of claret color, with lines of
orimson and all tluMiiouutingsnro of brass.
I'ope Leo XIII celebrated tho 75th anni
versary of hia birth on tho 2d and tho
eighth nnulversary of his coronation, bj
an address to tho members of tho sacred
college. In this his holiness eulogized tho
union oxtnllng among tho cnrdinals and
urged comoril among the Catholics uguiimt
thoMO seeking to corrupt and weaken tho
authority of tho church.
At a reception given at St. Potershiirg by
1'rinco Voussniipotf to tho emperor and
emprtJMof Russia nearly a thousand guests
woro present to gre.'t their sovereigns. Tho
enlertaiiimcnt ilsulf was the climax of a
per'es lint unliko that shown to Queen
Kiiibi-th at Kenilworth and rivaling even
that evtJrJwflKO'it display. Both tho royal
guiatta duuet-d until 3 in the morniii;.
Look Ont for Counterfoils.
Tio necnst bcrvico agent for tho Des
MoIiim (Iowa) district has information
from Washinyton of a counterfeit $5 noto
on tho issue of tin. First National bank of
Now Bedford, Mass., which wan received at
the treasury department March 1, 1880, i
It is photographed and of tho same poor I
quality its the $5 note of tho Pacific and
Boylston bank of Boston, Mam., also of
tho Dedhani and Fall River $5. the carbon
print having nwnshed orfudednpMmrnuce,
while tho pink seal, the treasury and char
tor number are in such lund contrast with
the black bs to at once proclaim the noto
a counterfeit. The grtn in the border on
tho biick-of-this noto is not put on with a
bniiih, a in tho foregoing counterfeit. 'but ,
is printed, treasury N. B 700051. charter
No. AG1. wrlM 1875. chtfck letter Jt .
"Dream are bnt IntertudM which finer make."
In the purple dream-land lying,
Sleep with folded pinions fair
In the hearts of violets rare,
Where the jellow rose low sighing
Soft gray clouds with sleep o'crwclghted
Far are seen,
And each heavy-lidded star
Drifts through dream-seas still aud far.
Mists of gold, with jicace o'crfrclghted,
Brooding wings stretch o'er the meadows
Snowy lilies, faced with gold,
In their bosoms dreams enfold,
Where the night-wings cast their shadows
In tho mlt land dreams arc lying
Full of peace,
Weary souls give up dark care
In the dream-land far and fair.
In the hearts of roses sighing
Fannie Jsnbcl SherricX; in Current.
A SEQUEL TO MATHIAS SANDORF.
33 y .Tul es "Vei'iie,
ADTnOIt OP "jOtJItNr.Y TO THT5 OTNTT.B
OP TIIK EARTH," " TUIP TO THE MOON,"
" AllOUND Tlin WORLD IN EIOI1TX
DAYS," " MICHAEL 6TI1O0OFF,"
" TWENTY THOUSAND I.EAOUE3
UNDElt TIIK SUA," ETC., ETC.
translation copyrighted by O. If. Hanna, 1SSS.
' CIIAPTEIl V Continued.
Mine. Bathory sat down and tho Doo
lor sat in front of her, while Borik
remnined standing nt tho window.
Professor Stephen Bathory's widow
was thon in her sixtieth year. If her
figure was still upright in spite of tho
burden of her age, her whito hair and
deoply wrinkled face showed how much
6ho had to struggle ngainst grief and
misery. 23ut she seemed still as oner
petio as over, anil in her was apparent
tho valiant companion and confiding
friend of him who had sacrificed his life
for what he deemed to bo hi3 duty.
"Sir," fcuid she in a voice of which oho
in vain endeavored to hide tho emotion,
"you being Doctor Antokirtt, I am
under an obligation to you, and I ought
to tell you what happened at Trieste
fifteen years ago"
"Madame, being Doctor Antekirtt I
can paro you tho mournful story. I
know it and may add being Doctor
Antekirtt that I know what has been
your life sinca the nover-to-be-forgottcn
BOth of Juno, 1807."
"Willyoutell me,"saidMme. Bathory,
"what is the reason of tho interest you
take in my lifo ?"
"Tho interest, madamc, that a mnn
must feel for tho widow of a Magyar
who did not hositato to risk hia lifo for
the independence of his country."
"Did you know Professor Bathory?"
asked tho widow.
"I know him. I loved him, and I
rcverenoo all who bear his name."
" Aro you, thon, a native of tho coun
try for which ho died ?"
"I am of no country, madame.'
"Who aro you, then?"
"A dead man not yet gono to hia
grave," answered tho Doctor, coldly.
Madame Bathory and Borik started at
this unexpected reply ; but tho Doctor
immediately continued :
"However, madame, it is necessary
that tho story that I asked you not to
tell should bo fold by me, for if there
aro circumstances about it that you
knowthero nro others that you do not
not know, nud of these you will not bo
ignorant much longer."
"Bo it so, then, I am listening."
'Madame," began the Doctor, "fifteen
years ago threo Hungarian nobles
becamo tho chiefs of a conspiracy, tho
object of which, was to givo Huugary
her ancient independence. Thcso men
wero Count Mathias Sandorf, Professor
Stephen Bathory and Count Ladislas
Zuthmar threo friends united for years
in tho same hope, threo living beings
with but ono heart.
" On the 8th of June, 1807, tho even
ing boforo tho day ou which tho signal
of tho rising wius to bo given which was
to extend through Hungary to Transyl
vania, CouutZathmar's houso at Trieste
was entered by tho Austrian police.
Conut Sandorf and his two companions
were seized, takon away and thrown
into prison that very night in tho donjon
of Pisino, and n week or two afterwards
tlioy wero condomucd to death.
" A young ncoountant named Sarcany
was arrested ut tho sanio time in Count
Zathraar'd houso; ho was a perfect
etranger to the plot, and was set at
liberty after tho affair was over.
" Tho night beforo tho execution an
attempt nt oacapo was mado by tho pris
oners who wero left together in tho
name cell. Count Sandorf and Stephen
Bathory availed themselves of tho
lightning conductor and got out of tho
donjon of Pisino. They foil into tho
tomut of tho Foiba at tho moment when
Ladislas Zuthmur was heized by the
wnrdere and provonted from following
"Although tho fugitives had very little
chanco of escaping death, for a subtor
ruuean stream boro thom through th
centro of a country they did not even
know, they succeeded in reaching the
bnnkH of tho Lemo Canal, near the town
of Itoviguc', and at ltovigno they found
shelter in the house of a fisherman,
"This fisherman a brave fellow luvl
made all preparations to take them
across the Adriatic, when out of pitro
personal revenge, n Spaniard named
Carpono, who hud discovered the secret
of Uicir retreat, gave information to tho
polioo of ltovigna They tried to escape
a second time. But dtophou Bathory
wan wounded and recaptured, while
frfaHu'aa Sandorf was pur J. cd on the
uoncTT, and sunk under n shower of
bullets, the Adriatic never giving up his
"Tho day after, Stephen Bathory and
Ladislas Zftthmur woro shot in tho fort
ress of Pisino. Then, for having given
them shelter, tho fisherman, Andrea
Ferrato, was sentenced to imprisonment
for life, and sent to Steiu."
Mme. Bathory lwwed her head. Sad
nt heart shohad listened without a word
to tho Doctor's story.
" You know all theso dotailn, madamo?"
"Yes, as you do probably, from tho
"Yes, from tho newspapers," was tho
ropby. But ono thing which tho news
papers did not tell tho public, becauso
tho matter was conducted in tecret, I
happened to learn owing to tho indiscre
tion of ono of tho warders of tho fortress,
and that 1 will now tell you."
" Count Mathias Sandorf and Stephen
Bathory wore found in Forrato'a houso
owing to their being betrayed by Car
pena, tho Spaniard. And they were
arrested three weeks before in tho house
nt Trieste owing to traitors having
informed against them to tho Austrian
' Traitors?" exclaimed Madamo Bath
ory. "Yes, madame, and tho proof of tho
treason was produced at tho trial. In tho
first placo these traitors had intercepted
a letter addressed to Count Sandorf
which they found on a carrier pigeon nnd
copied; and in tho second placo thoy had
managed to obtain a tracing of tho grating
which enabled them to read tho des
patch. Thon when thoy had read tho
mossago they handed it over fo the
Governor of Trieste. Aud doubtless
a share of Count Sandoii's wealth was
" The wretches 1 Aro thoy known?"
asked Madame Bathory, in a voice
trembling with emotion.
"No, madamo," answered tho Doctor.
" But perhaps the threo prisoners knew
them and would havo said who thoy
wero had they been ablo to sco their
families beforo they died."
It will bo remembered that neithor
Madamo Bathory. then away with her
ton, nor Bonk, who wan in prison in
Trieste, had been ablo to visit the pris
oners in their last hours.
"Shall we never know tho names of
these wretches ?" asked Madamo Bath
ory. "Madame," nnswered tho Doctor,
"traitors always end by betraying them
selves. But this is what I 'havo to say
to complete my story:
" You remained a widow with a boy of
eight, almost penniless. Borik, tho ser.
vsint of Count Zathmar, would not lenva
you after his master's death ; but ho was
poor and had only his devotion to offer
"Then, madame, you left Triesto for
this humble dwelling at Bagusa, You
have worked, worked with your hands to
earn sufficient for your material as well
as your mental needs. You wished, in
fact, that your son should follow in
science tho path that his father mado
illustrious. But what an incessant strug
gle it was, what misery you had so
bravely to submit tol And with what
respect I now bend to tho noble woman
who has shown such energy as a mother,
and mado her son a man !"
Aud as he spoko the Doctor rose, and
a shade of emotion just mado itsolf visi
ble despito his habitual reserve.
Madamo Bathory had nothing to say
in reply. Sho waited, not knowing i'
tho Doctor had finished, or if ho was
going on to relate such facts as wero
personally known to him and concerning
which sho had nsked for tho interview.
"However, madamo," contined tho
Doctor, divining her thoughts, "human
strength has doubtless its limits, and as
you loll ill nnd exhausted with such
trials you would doubtless havo suc
cumbed if au unknown no, a friend of
Professor Bathory had not como to
your aid. I should never havo said any
thing about this had not your old servant
told me of your wish to seo mo"
"Quito so," answered Madame Bath
ory. "Havo I not to thank Doctor
"And why, madamo? Becauso dur
ing tho hist five or six years, in remoni
branco of tho friendship which bound
him to Count San !orf and his two com
panions, and to help you in you in youv
work, Doctor Antokirtt has sent you n
sum of a hundred thousand llorins.
Was ho not only too happy to put tho
money at your disposal? No, madamo:
it is I, on tho contrary, who ought to
thank you for having accepted tho gift
if it was of any help to tho widow and
son of Stephen Bathory."
The widow bowed 1 answered :
"In any caso I havo to tliank you.
This is tho first object of tho vi.-it I
wished to mako. But there waa a
"What is that, madamo?"
"It was to gi voyou back tho monoy "
"Yrliat, madame," eaid tho Dootor,
quickly, "you do not wish to accept it?"
"Sir, I do not think I havo any right
to tho money. I do not know Doctor
Antekirtt, I novor heard of his name,
Tho money may bo a sort of alms coming
from thoso whom my husband fought
and whoso pity is hateful to me. Aud
bo I do not care to use it, oven for tho
purposes Doctor Antekirtt intended."
"Aud bo this monoy-"
"And your son?'
"My son will havo nothing but what
ho owes to himself."
"Aud to his mother !" added the Doo
tor, with whom such grandeur of soul
and energy of character could not but
excite admiration and coramaud respect.
Mdamo Bathory had risen, and from
a desk which she unlocked, took forth a
roll of notes which sho handed to tha
"Sir, " sho nid, "take liack the money,
for it is yours, aud receive tho thanks oi
a mother as if sho hud used it to cducuU
"Tho money no longer belongs to mo,
madamo," replied tho Doctor, refusing
it with a gesture."
"I repeat that it never belonged to
" But if rien-o B.Uhory can uso it "
"Mi son will find tho situation for
which he is fit, aud 1 can trust him us I
cm trust myself."
"Ho will not refuse what his futhor's
friend insists on his ucceptiug."
"Ho will refuse."
"At least, madame, will you allow mo
"1 beg you will do nothing, Doctor,"
answered Madamo Bathory. "My sou
does not know that I have received this
monev, and 1 do not wish him over to
"Bo it so madamo I I undorstnnd
rour feelings, nlthough I am a stranger
and unknown to you 1 Yes, I under
stand nnd admire them I Butt repeat,
if tho monoy is not yours it is not mino. "
Doctor Antokirtt rose, Thero was
nothing in Madamo Bathory's refusal to
annoy him personally ; aud herdolicaoy
ouly filled him with a feeling of profound
respect. Ho bowed to tho widow, and
was turning to leave, whou another ques
tion stopped him.
"Sir," Baid Madamo Bathory, "you
havo told mo of some miserable proofed
iug.s which sent to their deaths Ladislas
Zathmar, Stephen Bathory nnd Count
'I said what was tmo, madame."
" But does any one know these peoplo T
And us ho spoko tho Doctor mado n
low oboisanco aud left,
Madamo Bathory remained in deep
thought. By some sweet sympathy, for
which sho could not nccount, sho felt
herself irresistibly drawn towards tho
mystorious personage who was so mixed
up with tho events of her life. Would
sho over seo him again ? Aud if the
Savuroua had only brought him to Rag
usa to make this visit, would tho yacht
go to sea and never return?
Tho next day's newspapers announced
that an anonymous gift of 100,000 llorins
had been made to tho hospitals of tho
It was tho gift of Doctor Antekirtt,
but was it not also the gift of tho widow
who had refused it for herself aud hor
ON BOARD THU SAVARF.NA.
Tho Doctor was in no such hurry to
leave Gravosa as Madamo Bathory imag
ined. After endeavoring in vain to hoi
tho mother, ho resolved to try and help
tho son. If up to t!l011 Pierre Bathory
had not found the post for which his
brilliant acquirements fitted him, ho
would probably not refuse tho Doctor's
oilers. To put him in a position worthy
of his talents, worthy of tho namo ho
bore, was not an act of charity, it was an
uet of justice to tho young man 1
But as Borik nad said, Pierre Bathory
hail gono to Zara on business.
Tho Doctor wroto to him without
delay. Ho wroto that same day. Tho
letter stated that ho would bo glad to
receive Pierro Bathory on board tho
Savarenu, having a proposition to mako
that might interest him.
The letter was posted at Gravosa, and
all that could bo done then was to wait
for tho young engineer's return. Mean
while tho Doctor continued to livo mora
retired than over on board tho schooner.
Tho Savoroun, moored in tho centro of
tho harbor, with hor crow never coming
ashore, was as isolated as if sho were in
tho centre of tho Mediterranean or tho
This was a peculiarity that much exer
cised tho minds of tho curious, reporters
and others, who had never given up all
hope of interviewing the legendary
owner, although thoy had not yet been
allowed to board tho yacht, which was
almost as legendary as himself. As
Point Poscndo nnd Capo Matifou occa
eioiially had shoro leave thoy often found
themselves quite nn attraction to tho
reporters desirous of obtaining a partiolo
or two of information that might bear
Wo know that with Point Pcscado a
certain amount of fun had been intro
duced on board the schooner, and if
Capo Matifou remained as serious as tho
capstan of which ho had tho strength,
Pcscado laugluLg and singing all day
long, was as lively as a mau-o'-war pen
nant When active as a seaman and
agile as a cabin boy ho was not clamber
ing about tho spar.s to tho delight of tho
crew, to whom ho was delivering a series
of lcssous on ground nnd lolty tumbling,
he was amusing them by his iutorminnblo
jokes. Doctor Antekirtt had recom
mended him to retain his cheerful
spirits. And ho kept them and yet
parted with them to others.
Wo have said above that ho and Capo
Matifou often had shore-loavo. Thoy in
fact wero free to como and go oh thoy
pleased. Aud honco tho very natural
propensity of the curious to follow thorn
nnd attempt to draw them into conver
sation. But they could get nothing out
of Point Pescado, whether ho wished to
bo silent or to speak, jor ho hod really
nothing to tell.
"Who is your Doctor Antokirtt?"
" A famous phypioiun 1 Ho cm euro
nil complaints evui thoso you are
going to tuku with you to tho other
"Is ho rich?''
" Hasn't got a half-penny I I lend him
something lo go ou with every Sun
day?" "But whore does ho como from ?M
" Why, from n one knows wherol"
"And where is that!"
" All I can toll you about it is that it
is bordered on the north by something
big, aud on the south by uoth.ng at
Evidently thcro was not much to bo
got out of tho laughing companion of
Capo Matifou, who for hispartremaincd
as dumb as a lump of granite.
But although thoy said nothing to
strangers, tho two friends between
themselves, often hud a talk about their
new master. They liked dim already,
and they likod him very mnoli. Between
them and tho Doctor thero wus a fcort of
chemical affinity, n cohesion wldch from
day to day bound them more firmly
"Xwd ench morning they waited to bo
called into the cabin to hear him say:
"My friends, I havo need of you."
But nothing came to thir vexation.
"Isthnsort of thing going on much
longer ?" asked Point IYseadn. " It is
rather hard to remain doing nothing
when you havo not been brought up to
it, eh. Cape?"
"l'cs, your armsgct rusty," answero.l
Hercules, looking at his enormous
biceps motionless as tho rods of an
engine nt rest.
"Shall I tell you something, Capo
"Tell mo what you liko."
"Do you know what I think about
"No, but tell mo, nnd that will help
mo to answer you."
" Well, that in his past lifo thero havo
boon tilings things 1 Look nt hi.s
eyes which every now nnd then give n
glauoo that almost blinds you liko tho
lightning! And when tho thunder
"It makes a noise."
"Hvnetly, Cnjio Matifou. a noiso
And 1 fancy wo shall come in useful at
that game ! '
It was not without reason Hint Point
Pescado spoke in this way. Although
tho most complete calm reigned on
board tho schooner, theintolligont little
fellow could not help noticing certain
things which sot him thinking.
Nothing could bo more evident than
that the Doctor wits not n nimplo tourist
on a yacht cruise in tho Mediterranean.
Tho Savareim was tho centro of a web
of many threads whoso ends wero held
in tho hands of her mysterious owucr.
TO 1111 CON'TIXUim.l
VlifM5 Tro.itiiM Aro SlqfitQil .
iOn the main Hoop of tho state depart
ment is tho secretary's room. Opening
out of this on thi east side is u .small
anteroom, which loads into one of tliu
most, interesting (imnihcr.s of tho de
partment. It is known as the diplo
matic reception room, and in hero are
received tho ministers who como to seo
the secretary on official business, and
whore all treaties and conventions are
signed. It is a room some sixty-fivo
feet long by twenty feet wide, lighted
by six long window's, from which a line
view may be obtained of tho Potomac.
Tho ceiling is divided into arches, tho
centers of which arc painted a light grav
color, with broad border; at oaeh onif.
Tho lloor is of wood, highly polished and
varnished, two largo Turkish rugs of a
red body with blue borders nearly cover
ing the entire surface, The "general
tone of the room is subdued and har
monious, in keeping with tho grave
diplomats who moot thero to iIimmiss
weighty questions. Tho windows aro
shaded" by white lace curtains and hang
ings of a grayish blue Turkish material,
with throads'of gold running through
the fabric, and lambrequins to match.
At both ends of the room are long ebony
tables, covered with brown felt, around
which are low ebony arm-chairs, up
holstered to match tho curtains. Two
sofas are. against the wall, lacing tho
table, and between thom is a long mir
ror in an ebony frame. Opposite the
mirror is a low. elongated settee, which
stands on the bare boards. At inch end
of tho room Is an ebony liroplnco. Over
tho tables are elaborately-wrought nickel
and brass chandeliers with twelve lights,
and in the center a heavier one with
eighteen burners. On tho walls are
portraits in oil of Webster, Lord Ash
iairton, Washburn, Fish, Frolinghuyson,
Kvarts, .loH'orson, Seward, Blaine, and
Proud of His Sister.
The Chicago 'Tribune rolntcs (ho caso
of a young man who was regarded as a
phenomenon, becauso ho took his sister
to nil tho best entertainments, ami ac
tually diivoted himself to hor during the
lecture and onera season, lioiiif n rais
ed fop his unusual attention to his sister
tho young man promptly and proudly
"No, thorn's nothing wonderful or
extraordinary about it. Sho is the only
woman 1 know in whom I havo the
most thorough confidence. Sho is al
ways the muni', always pleasant and af
fectionate, and lo tell you tho candid
truth, I am afraid she'll go and marry
some of thosu imitation men around
hern, and ho unhappy all hor life."
"Sho has nobody else to look to, and
I'll take care she does not havu to look
to somebody else. I supposo somo dny
a genuine man will como along. If he's
a genuine man, I won't object. Until
he does como.sho's good enough for mo.
and if 1 ever find as good a girl, I'll
Tho example is most commondablo.
A young mail would do well to seek his
sister's soolotj' until ho finds another
lady as good as his sister.
Not Pleased With tho Prospect.
Tho raco question concorns 2.')0,000
Indians and 6,000,000 of nogrocs, an
unreckoncd number of Mongolians, the
immedinto prosperity of tho Pacilio
States, tho very lifo and honor of the
Nation. Tho monetary systems of tho
world aro publicly declared to bo de
ranged by tho Paris llourso and tho
London Slock Exchange, and the Mon
etary Conferenco, tho Latin Union, tho
German Empire, nro urgently appoalod
to fop measures of relief, for tho ro-cs-tabliahmcnt
of unity and co-operation.
Labor is rcslle.is and discontented, Illit
eracy and unrcpublicnu traditions aro
piling clouds above our horizon, sinis
ter aud ever rising. And tho lifo and
death question of politics for tho' civil
service reformer is whether tho govern
ment shall hiru its servants from tho in
telligence office or by recommondatlon
from their last employer. Oail Hamil
ton. Children In Factories.
Fifteen thousand children nro om
ployed In New Jersey factories, many
of whom are compelled to work four
teen hours per day and aro deprived of
tho opportunity for ruilimoiitary edu
cation. Tho cheap production which is
assured by this form of labor is bought
at too dear n prico. Uusotioqlcd and
overworked children, whercvor thoy
nro found, nro a proof of dofoctlvo
public administration. Now Jersey
philanthropists and lawmakers should
bestir thmiiselros nnd set this matter
right. riila(lclj)hiu JUcord.
HIS IIA3fD WASN'T STEADY
Nor UN i:jt Quick, lint Wlinn ni Oaa
Went Otrthn lloyi I'olt MiuoiI1i.
An Eqiiiuunk, Pn., correspondent
writes: John Finley Tecplc, known
nil over northern Pennsj Ivnnia an
Uncle Fin, was 70 yenrs old his Inst
birthday. For mora than sixty years
he hunted and trapped from the Dela
ware to the Allegheny, nnd never miss
ed n season until two years ngo.
Then ho made up his mind to take a
rest, more because came wuh getting
scarce than because he wns tired. Ilia
two boys, Lijo and Sim, could ta-ko
euro of nil that was left, he said.
From that time until a few days be
fore tho past deer season closed ho
hadn't touched his ku,1 n Pim no
claims has lain low bear and deer by
tho thousand. One morning recently
he got out of bed nnd fcuid to his bou
"Lije, I'm goin down in Pikecounty
nn' knock over one deer before 1 hole
up fur good."
Lisie and tho lest of tho family tried,
to change Uncle Fin's miliil, for they
thought he was too old to r,o tramp
ing through the woods on a deer hunt,
lie was determined, however, nnd so
his boys, Lij3 and Sim, fixed them
selves up, nnd. got ready to go with
tho old hunter. Thoy went down on
the Mast Hope ridge, twenty-fivcniilcs
from home. " bini drove for deer, anil
Undo Fin and Lijo stood on tho run-
""Fat her," said Lijo, "I guess I'll
stay closo by you, for your hand isn't
as btcady as it was fifty years ngo,
and your eye isn't as quick. So I'll
keep'closo by you, and if Sim sends a
deer along and you miss it I'll knock
"Ye will, hoy?" exclaimed the ohl
man, indignantly. "My linn' hain't
02 stiddy cz 'twere fifty year npo,
hain't, ft? Nor my eye hain't so
quick? Wall, now, my fresh young
Niinrod, you jlst plank yerself over on
that runway up yonder half n mile or
so, an' I'll Htay right whar I be. If
a deer comes pitohin' 'long hero
'thin gunshot o' nierilshowyowulher
my ban' hain't cz stiddy or my eyo
hain't cz quick cz they uscty be.
G'long with ye, an' look out fur yex
own han' an' eve!"
"All right," said Lijo; "but if you
loso tho deer don't blame mo?"
Lijo went reluctantly to tho upper
runway. Undo Fin lininined whero
lie was". Sim went out on tho ridge,
ami after half an hour or so tuartcd a.
rousing big buck. It was a good ways
oil", but within reach, and ho blazed,
away at it. It kept rkht on. It
bounded down tho ridgo and passed
along within good range of Lije. Lijo
pout a bullet after it, but thubuck kept
"Blame tho luck!" snid ho. "Now,
just for tho old man's contrariness,
we're liable to lose that dOeP. Ho
won't be ablo to seo it unless it runa
over him, lo pay nothing of hitting it.
Tho buck toro along through tho
brush, and was clearing thirty fectat
a, jump as it parsed Undo Fin, a hun
dred yards away. His eyesight hadn't
entirely failed him, for ho 8aw tho
buck, "lie drew bead on it, and let
"old Betsey" speak. Tho buck pavo
two or three wild bounces, nnd fell in
tho brush. Undo Fin didn't movo
toward it. When the boys enmo up
Lijo asked tho old mnn what he had
"A btick,I reckon, "naid ho. "What'd
you fellers blaze at?"
"A big buck, "said Lijo,"bnt I didn't
roach him. Which way did he go from
"W'ich way'd hego?" said Uncle Fin,
didn't yo? If you smart roosters
don't know how to handle a gun yit
mebbo yo know how to dress a dead
deer. If yo do, jist trot over yender
by that b. hemlock an' hang up that
buck. I'd go an' do it but my hnn'
hain't ez stiddy cz 'twere fifty year
ago, yoknow, an' my eyesight's fniliii'."
Lite and Sim could hear tho old man
Innr'h nil the wav over to the hemlock
tree, nnd when they found tho buck
lying there, dead as a mackerel, and
with only ono bullet-holo in it, nnd
that through tho kidneys, they felt
liko butting their bends against a rock.
They dressed the deer and brought it
in without a word.
."It's a ter'blo tiling w'en a mnn pita
old nn' shaky an' durn nigh blind.
i hain't it, boys?" enm i iicio i in, Ken
i ously, as tho boys tumbled tho buck
on tliogioununt ins icct. uio
Dili! I'i'J J-Ml,,b -,v'1' v. w
that knocks over the venzen, hain't it,
niinmiit imiiiuf mi it'll ii uririMV nurt'i'H
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1 I'll 1 fill Ul V I IJ1I1 I1JI111 JULlLllLXi
tnn mt i nn iiiivu inni iiirirn hiui'iiiNii mi n
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ever. They took tho big buck to Must
Hope, baaed it on tho cars, nnd got
homo tho same day they went away.
But tho result of tho hunt hnB satis
fied Uncle Fin that he mado atuistako
in retiring from the chnso two yoara
thorn boys o' initio a lectio more train-
! of a barn I wouldn't bo 'feerd to start'
in nn u ri 'u v it i uitm i mm mu
. nn nn- inr. i nitiii iiiivm iumf nun v ii.i hi
all day. I'll be,oji tho turf ng'in next
season, ez usual, an' take 'cm in ban'
an' ram 'cm Gunvpuu"
"French physicians," eaya tho New
York Commercial Advertiser, "ticein
to value their professional services far
more highly than American physicians
homa'opathist in Paris. He lately
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his enormous charges by tho fact o
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garding tho bill as exorbitant, award
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for a debt of $10,000. An Repliant
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, been in n quandary, He caiiuo
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