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LOVE IS A DREAM.
'I.i.ve Is n dream," Mie pally cried,
"II,- which I lure iiiiu to my Mile.
1 tii-wfd their natures with a smile,
Ohc Rft caress, nml kiss the while;
lirenthe honeyed words In eager ears,
Anil when smiles full, enslave with team.
Until the eourtlrrs by my throne,
Each deems, nhis, my heart his ohh;
And blinded, with each other vie,
In laying court to such as I.
Poor fools I they serve well to nmiisc,
Until like toys, long past all use,
I east them oil make room lor more,
And test my poner o'er and o'er.
What matters It, If, day by day,
Men hearts arc broken In the jilnyl"
''Love Is a dream," he sadly mid,
And thoughtfully Inclined "his head.
"The Ignltfatuu that leads
Unlucky man to foolish deeds.
That In some fair hand seems n star,
And lures Its victims from nfar.
That wrecks the heart, and kills the brain,
And mould! men's natures over again.
Oft prostrate.' nt the Loveley's feet,
And bound by lovo's enchantment sweet,
Men vow and weep, cares', despair,
Leave honor, pride, and manhood there;
While she, amused anon grown tired,
Throws oh the mask they long admired,
And stands confessed, a mere coquette,
Unworthy of love's coronet."
Their dream years past,they met onco more
A lo'ii each had neared the .Stygian shore.
Her proud form bent, her heart grown cold;
Her scepter lost In days of old.
Her dark holr silvered, and her eyes,
As deadened grown, os winter skies.
Men shunned her as the' would a pest,
And women thought her quite a jest.
A moral, she, of some old tale,
Of lovo that grew without avail.
"Love Is a dream," she murmured low,
Vl'he charm of which some never know.'
"Love Is a dream," he frailly said,
"Neglected, till all love is lied."
1'rmk Jl'. J.ce, (n l)ei Molnu Jfatl,
SEQUEL TO JfATHFAS 8.1XD0KF
23y JTnios Verne,
AUTHOR OP "jOUHNBr TO TUB CENTRB
u JGAKTII, TltH TO TIIK MOON,"
AltOUND THE WOULD IN KIOHTV
DAYS," "MICHAKIi ST1IOOOIT,"
TWENTY TIIOUHA.NI) liUAOUKS
UNDEll THE H12A, " KTO., KTO.
TtaiittaUon topurigUUa by O. ir. Uanna, issi.
Tun sry in this MANDintAoaio.
TIjo imxt morning tho Doctor wns
waiting ivtuly to receivo Mniia nud
Luigi Fonnto. Already Cnptnui Kos
trik lmd taken steps to hnvo the engine
repaired. Thanks to tho eH'orls of
Messrs. Samuel Greoh mid Company,
Bhipping ngonts of tho Stnidu Lovanto,
to which tho whip hud been consigned,
tho work advanced rapidly. But thoy
required Jlvo or six days, for thoy had to
nuBhip the air pump and tho coniionsor,
Bovcml tube of which woro working
badly. Th"i doltiy wns vory serious to
Doctor Antekirtt, wlio was moat anxious
to got to tho Sicilian const. And ho
oven thought of winding for tho Snvn
rona, but it seemed hotter to wait u fow
days longer mid start for Sicily in a
fust and well-armed ship.
However, ua a niallor of precaution,
and in view of eu'iitunlitios that might
arise, ho sent u niessiigo by submnrino
cablo to Antokirtta, mid ordered Elec
tric No. 2 tooruiHooll'tho coast of Sicily
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About mno o clock in tho morning a
t i 1 1 .l . . n i
vuui, uuuit-uu uiiuiti wuii .Harm X'cimiu
nil lim- brntlinr. Itotli ivurn nmntvml
by tho Doctor with niarkH of tho liveliest
"With regard to Luigi, thoro could bo
iniHtiikt ; ho was a 'h.uougli bailor.
(Jill LI11I II II V III 111(111 L 1 1 1 I LVinl 1 I II 11 I I'M
H lorm. Imwtm Vixnivift with iiimIh.
. . i .. till 1 t
mi if i ii. 111111 iiih i timim i r-uirrn n m i
hip, while ho went round to oxiuuino
n nil hor (iotailn ; while tho Doctor ooiw
i ii r . t 1. . 1.
lunmi tin inui in mtu njiwau ui nut
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"Yosl" sho said, "hoisallhisfatliorr
To tho Doctor's propositi oithor for
or to remain on board until tho end of
ill 1 I II 111 ! Til Ml IIAIII'lllllllII. Ill 111 lULlllll
irootto Au'ekirtta, whoro bo offered to
i iii.n t i
o with him to Sicily ; and it was agreed
lilt hud Miwuiu luuui. uj iu duj ui niu
'ormto at Valoltii, to put her allairs in
rdor, to soil certain things which woro
uly valuable as romombrauccs, mid
mliz tlu littlo sho pi)ssos.-.cd, no as to
dco up her quarters tho day before tho
1011b 11 IU
The Doctor had told her of his plnns,
id how ho was going to persist until
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J Jllll! ''UUipiinilUll IHUIU. -linn ui inn
an li ill heoii l'l iilizoil. for tho ulnldroii
Andrea Forrato need now lmvo no
ixiety for tho futmo, Uut to got hold
Toronthal mm barenny on tho ono
mil. mid Carnona on tho other.
uiaiuod to bo done, mid it would bo
mo. Tho two former ho thought ho
nnlil iim.it in Hiiulv tlin luttni tin 1 1 ml
ill to seek.
Tims ho told Maria, and when ho had
lihlicd sho tukod to speak with him iu
What I am going to toll you I lmvo
thcrto thought it my duty to keop
dden froin jny brother, llo would
t i .i. .. . ,.i.. i .....4..:.. i.: i .
b liavu UCCJ! auiu in uuuuuii jiiumuii ,
d iiobabl' now misfortunes would
vo como upon us."
'LiuiKiis uttlns mom Jilt among tlio
i i ii. i i .
ot us go into tho saloon mid thoro you
Biieaic wiuioui duiuk uvoxiiuuru.
When tho door of tho saloon was phut,
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Y Hill. I1IIIVI1 1111 IJI1U UI LliU UUUUUUfl.
d Maria wiid :
LUIOI AND MAKIA UN
"Carpona Is hero, Doctor 1"
"In Malta ?"
"Yes, and has boon for somo days."
"In tho Mandornggio, whoro wo live."
Tho Doctor was much surprised and
"You aro mistaken, Marin?"
"No, I am not mistaken 1 Tho man's
face remains on my memory, and a hun
dred years might go by, but I should
recognize him I Ho is horo 1"
"Luigi doe's not know this?"
"No, Doctor; and you understand
why Idid not tell him. Ho would havo
found Carpona, ho would havo provoked
him xorhiips "
"You havo dono well, Maria! Tho
man belongs to mo alono I Jut do you
think ho has recognized you ?"
"1 do not know," nusworod Maria ;
" two or three times I havo mot him in
tho Mandornggio, and ho has turned
round to look after mo with u certain
suspicious attention. If ho hns followed
me, if he has asked my name, ho ought
to know who 1 am."
"Ho has never spoken to you ?"
"Never." , , , ,
"And do 3'ou know why ho hns como
to Valetta, and what ho has been doing
since his arrival?"
"All I can say is that ho lives with
tho most hateful men in the Mandor
nggio. lie hangs about the most sus
picious drinking-houses, and associates
with tho worst of tho scoundrels.
Money seems to bo plentiful with him,
and I fancy that ho is busy enlisting
bandits like himself to take part in somo
villainous soheino "
"I do not know."
"1 will know 1"
At this moment Piorro entered tho
saloon followed by tho young fisherman,
and tho interview was at an end.
" Well, Luigi," asked tho Doctor,
"are you contented with what you havo
"Tho Fermto is n splendid ship."
"I am glad you liko her," aoswered
tho .Doctor, "lor you will act as hor
mate until oirotimstauccs take pluco to
make you her captain." .
" 011, sir"
"My dear Luigi," said Piorro, "with
Doctor Autekutt do not forgot that all
things will como."
"Yes, all things come, Piorro, but say
ratliorwith tho help of God."
Maria and Luigi then took their leavo
to return to their small lodging. It
was arranged that Luigi should com
mence his duties as soon as his sister
had como on board. It would not do
for Maria to remain alono in tho Mnnder
uggio, for it was possible that Carpeim
had recognized tho daughter of Audrea
When tho brothor and sister hnd gone,
the .Doctor sent for Point Pescado, to
whom ho wished to speak iu Pierre's
Poscndo immediately came in, and
stood iu the attitude of a man over ready
to receive an order and over ready to
"Point Pesondo," said tho Doctor, " I
havo nood of you."
"Of mo and Capo Matifou J"
"Of you alono at present."
"Wlurtnm I to do?"
"Go iWlioro at once to tho Mandor
nggio. mid get a lodging in tho dirtiest
public-house y6u can Hud."
"And then keep your oyos on a man
that it is very important wo should not
lose sight of. Hut nobody must sus
pect you know him I If necessary, you
can disguise yourself,"
"That is my business."
"This limn, I am told, is tryiug to
buy over somo of the chief scoundrels in
the Mnndoraggio, "What his object is I
do not know, mid that is what I want
you to ilud out as soon as possible."
""When you have found out, do not
rotum on board, us you may bo follow ml.
Put a letter iu tho post, mid meet me iu
the evening at the other end of Songleiv.
You will Ilud mo there."
"Agivod," answerod Point Pescado;
" but how am 1 to know tho man ?"
"Oh, that will not bo difllcult 1 Von
aro intelligent, mj friend, and I trust to
" May 1 know tho gentleman's unme? "
"His name is Carpono."
As ho hoard tho unnio Pioins
"Yhtl tho Spnuinrd hero?"
" Yea, " roplid the Doctor ; "ami ho
U liviug iu tho w.mo street where wo
ItOUTE FOIt THE STEAMKIi
found tho children of Andrea Forrato,
whom ho sent to prison and to death."
Tho Doctor told them nil ho had
hoard from Marin. Point Pescado saw
how urgent it was for thorn to clearly
understand tho Spaniard's game, for ho
wns evidently at work at somo dark
scheme in tho slums of Valetta.
An hour afterwards Point Pescado
left tho yacht. To throw any spy oil
tho track, in caso ho was followed, ho
began by n stroll along theStrada Koale,
which runs from Fort Saint Elmo to
Florinmv ; and it wns only when evening
closed in that ho reached tho Mandor
nggio. To get together n band of ruffians
reudy for either murder or robbery, no
better plnco could be choson than this
sink of corruption. Hero wero scoun
drels of every nation from tho rising to
tho sotting of tho sun, runaways from
merchant-ships, deserters from war
ships, and Maltoso of tho lowest class ;
out-throats in whoso voius ran tho blood
of their pirate ancestors who made
themselves so terrible in tho razzias of
Cnrpona was endeavoring to enlist a
dozen of those determined villians
who would slid: at nothing and wns
quite embarrassed in his choice. Sineo
his arrival ho had hardly been outside
the taverns in tho lower streets of tho
Mandornggio, and Posoado had no
difficulty in lvoogniaing him, though ho
could not easily Hnd out ou whoso
behalf he was noting.
Evidently his money was not his own.
The reward of live thousand ilorins for
his share in the ltovigno matter must
have boon exhausted long ago. Car
pona, driven from Istria by public
reprobation, and warned off from all tho
salt-works along the const, had sot out
to see the world. His nionoy soon dis
appeared, and rascal as he was before,
ho had become still more of a rascal.
No ono would bo astonished to find
him iu tho service of a notorious band
of ninlefaetoi's, for whom ho recruited to
fill the vacancies that tho halter hnd
caused. It was iu this way that ho was
employed at Malta, and more pnrtio-1
uhirly in the Mnndoraggio. The place j
to which he took his recruits Carpona
wns too mistrustful of his companions
to reveal. And they novor asked him.
Provided he paid cash down, provided
he guaranteed them a future of success
ful robbery, they would havo gone to
the world's end- in confidence.
It should be noted that Carpona hnd
been considerably surprised at meeting I
Maria in tho Mandornggio. After nn '
interval of llfteon years ho had recog
nized her at once, as sho had recognized
him. And he wns very anxious to keep
her from knowing what ho was doing iu
Point Pescado hnd thoroforo to net
warily if ho wished to discover what tho
Doctor had such interest in learning,
and tho Spaniard so jealously guarded.
However, Carpoim was completely cir
cumvented by him. Tho precocious
young bandit who Kvamo so iutiniato
with him, who took the load of all tho
rascality in the Mnndoraggio, mid
boasted to havo already such a history
that every page of it would bring him
tho ropo in Malta, tho guillotine in
Italy, nud the gnrotto in Spain; who
looked with tho deopost contempt at
the poltroons whom the very sight of a
policeman rendered easy was just the
man yhom OnrjHiin, a judge in such
matters, could fully npprooiuto I I
In this adroit way Point Posoado sue-1
needed in gaining what ho wanted, nud !
on tho 20th of August tho Doctor '
received won! making an Appointment 1
for that evening at the oud of Senglea. j
During tho last few days tho work had '.
been pushed ahead on board tho Forrato.
Iu threo days or more tho repairs would
bo tlnishod, mid sho would bo coaled up
and ready for sea.
That evening the Doctor went to the
placo named by Pescado. It wns a sort
of arcade near a circular road at tho end
of the suburb.
It was eight o'clock. There wore
about lUty people guthorod about in tho
market, which was still iu prog loss.
Doctor Autokirit was walking up and
dowu among these, people nearly all of
them men and women of Maltosu birth
when ho felt a hand touch his arm.
A frightful scamp, vory shabbilj
dressed and wearing a battered old hat,
presented him with a handkerchief, eny-
"Sea hero jyhnt I have just stolen
from your Excelleuov. Another time
you hnd better look nfter your pockets. "
It was Point Pescado, absolutely
uureoogniznblo under Ins disguise.
" You fuuny rascal !" said tho Doo
" Funny, yes I Rascal, no 1" snid Pes-
ende, ns tho doctor recognized him: and
immediately came to the point with
"Ho is at worT collecting n dozen of
the biggest ruffians in tho Mnnder
"On account of a certain Zirono ?"
Tho Sicilian Zirone, the companion of
Snrcnny? "What connection was thoro
between those scoundrels and Carpona?
As ho thought thus tho following
explanation presented itself to him, and
it wns tho correct ono :
Tho Spaniard's treachery, which had
brought about tho arrest of tho fugitives
from Pisino, hnd not been, unknown to
Sarcany, who had doubtless sought him
out, nnd finding him in want had easily
gained him over to bo nn ngent of
Zirono's bund. Cnrpona would there-'
foro bo the first link in tho chain which
tho doctor could not follow up.
"Do you know what his object is?"
ho asked of Pescado.
"Tho gang is in Sicily."
"In Sicily? Yes 1 That is it! And
"In tho eastern provinces between
Syracuse and Catania I"
The trail was evidently recovered.
"How did you obtain that informa
"From Cnrpena himself, who has
taken mo into his friendship, nnd whom
I recommend to your Excellency 1"
A nod was the Doctor's reply.
"You can now return on board nud
resumo a more fashionable ooituine."
"No, this is the best for me."
"IJocauso I havo tho honor to be a
bandit in tho gang of tho aforesaid
"My friend," nnsworcd tho Doctor,
"bo enroful ! At that gnmo you aro
risking your life "
"Iu your service, Doctor," snid Pes
ondo, " nnd it is my duty to'do bo."
"You nre a bravo hid."
"Hesides, I am rather a knowing ono,
I fancy, without boasting too much, and
I have made up my nr.ud to trap thoso
Tho Doof or saw that in this way the help
of Point P(.cudo might provo very use
ful. It was in playing this gnmo that
tho intelligent follow had gained Car
pena's confidence and wormed out his
secrets. Ho had better leavo him to go
After five minutes tlio Doctor nnd
Point Pescado, not wishing to bo sur
prised together, left, each other. Point
Pescade, following iho wuurvesof Sen
glen, tool- n boat at tho ond nnd returned
to tho MfliMleriigirio.
35efor hf pi i iv.'d, Doctor Antekirtt
wns pi up 07 011 bonvil ("no yacht. Then
lifl foh? J'-oirn o'vhar had already taken
place. A'diefam" time h thought it
his duty fo tii Cape Matilou that his
friend had started on a very dangerous
enterprise for 'lie common good.
Ucii-ules litt'id his head nnd three
times opened and shut his huge huuds.
Then bo wns hoard to repeat to himself:
"If ho has lost a hair of Ins head when
ho comes back yes 1 a hair of his head
To finish the phrase was too much for
Capo Matifou. Ho had not tho gift of
making long sentences.
TO UK CONTINUED.
Says Marion Ilnrland, with her usual
good sons in Good llousvkeepiny:
"In the matter of hours for meals,
for rising and retiring, conform with
out hesitation or comment to those of
tho hospitable household. It is under
bred and selfish to keep breakfast wait
ing because you have overslept your
self, or dinner, or tea, while you have
prolonged a drive or : walk unseason
ably. If a meal is well cooked, it is
injured by standing beyond the proper
time of serving, and if your host's time
is worth anything you are dishonest
when you waste it.
"It is quite as selfish in want of tact
ful regard for others' feelings, if less
glaringly inconvenient, to present your
self below-stairs long before tho statod
breakfast hour. You may not liko to
sit in your bedchamber; tho parlors may
bo in perfect order for your occupancy;
or tho library tempt you to snatch a
quiot hour for reading, but sho is an
exceptionally even-tiinperod hostess
who doos not Hush uneasily at finding
that you came down by the time tho
servants opened the house, and havo
made yourself at homo in the living
rooms ever sineo. The infeieneo is
that your sleoping-rooni was uncom
fortable, or that she is indolently un
mindful of your brenkfnstless state.
"I havo an anguished recollection of
a long visit paid to my family by an ac
complished gentleman whoso every in
tention was purely humane, yet who
descended to tho parlor each morning
at an hour so barbarously early that ho
had to light tho gas to see the piano
keys on which he strummed until
breakfast was ready. Thoro is a savage
consolation in tho knowledgo that, if
ho is distinguishing himself in tho
heavenly mansions as a player upon
instrunionts, thoro is no niotlior with a
teething baby and a headaeho iu tho
A good girl to keop -Sue-Venoir.
On tho neck of a "bad ogg" tho yolk
Is vory burdensome
Tho note of gonitis is not worthy to
bo discounted, unless it is endorsed by
I saw a young buck with a big egg,
and 1 axed what ho was going to do
with it, and he replied that he was go
ing to take it to tho woodshed and
Headlight is as essential to a man as
it is to a locomotive. Albany Argus.
A man with a head, light, will got oft
the track quiokur than a loconotive.
Overworked Brewery Employes.
To tho ordinary tramp, who has tt
obtain his supply of beer by pouring
stale stuff from beer kegs in front ol
saloons into empty tomato cans, from
which ho quaffs, and runs chances ol
having tho ragged tin cut a hair lip for
him' it would seem that the brewery
employes, who are allowed unlimited
beer free of cost, have a soft thing,
And vet those men, who can drink beer
all dav without being compelled to put
up the regulation nickel, struck for
less hours of work and higher wages.
To read the accounts in the papers ol
the amount of beer the workmen about
a brewery drink during the day, tho
reader docs not wonder that the men
aro overworked, and asked a reduction
of hours. It is said that some of the men
drink forty classes of beer per dav. Con
sidering that they have to walk nearly a
oiock, to tlio extreme end ot tho brew
ery yard, whore a gentlemanly agent of
the brewing company waits upon them
without price, it will bo seen that con
siderable valuable tunc is lost, besides
tho wear and tear on the men. Of
course the browerv employes arc able
bodied men, or thev could not stand
tlio strain, rortv masses of beer put
into a stomacii in ten hours, would
seem to be hard cnoug work for any
0110 man, if ho did nothing else. Then
the necessity of walking forty blocks
and returning to work, makes eighty
blocks per day of pedestrian exercise.
1 his of itself is enough to niako
an ordinary man tired, if he did
not have to carry in his over
worked .stomach fortv rlacs of boor,
From the statistics it is plain that tho
urewerv laborers are the most over
worked of anv class of citizens, and
something should be done for thorn. It
may be outside the province of tho
humane society to step in and protect
tlioso men, but certainly there should
ho some organization that can stand
between those men and overwork.
What is the matter with the toniperanco
societies, in taking hold ot this grie
vance? If the temperance societies aro
true to tnoir motto, of "Faith, Hope and
Charity," they will see a chance to do a
great work. Let each society detail
enough of its members to man a brew
ery, and do all the work. This would
leave the regular employes with noth
ing to do but walk back and lorth be
tween the places where the tcmperanco
upostles are at work, anil the placo
where the boor is given away. The tem
perance people could work for nothing,
for Charity; they could have Faith that
tho regular brewery men would draw
their salary all right, and Hope they
would havo a good time. If tho tem
perance people kick on this idea, it
is possible the brewers might employ
temperance men to make the beer
mil do the work, discharge the
old employes who strike, and thus
save oceans of beer. 15ut if it is im
practicable to employ temperance peo
ple, and the brewers feel that things
must go right along as before, thoy can
save at least the time that tiie men loso
in marching on tho beer keg forty times
a day, and save the wear and fear on
the men, by a simple device which The
bun will suggest. JmicIi man could bo
provided with a coil of hose, the small
rubber hose such as is used on infants'
nursing bottles. A reel could be fixed
on the back of each laborer, contain
ing enough of tli., small rubber pipe to
reach from a central tauk of beer to
any part of the brewery, with a spring,
so that when the pipe is uncoiled, and
the laborer returns toward the tank,
the slack will bo taken up 011 the reel.
A nozzle could be arranged near tho
mouth of the overworked laborer, so
that he could take his sustenance at any
moment, wherever ho happened to ho.
Of courso a hundred men with hoso
reels on their backs would look od I at
first, but tho oddity would soon wear
oil". Somo may think that the em
ployes of a brewery should pay tor
their beer, the same as bakers pay for
their broad in a bakery whoro "they
work, shoemakers pay for their shoes,
and journoynion tailors pay for their
clothes, but this would be plainly a vio
lation of tho constitution of tho" United
States. Tho strike of tho brewery la
borers has shown that thoy are tho
beat treated of any class of laborers in
tho country. Tlio onlj tiling tho pub
lic wonders at is that tho brewing com
panies have not boon compelled by their
employes to give them a hotiso and lot
ami horso and buggy each. rcct"'
A Word to Young Men.
It is as easy to bo a rich man as n
poor 0110. Half tho energy displayed
in keeping ahead that is required to
catcli up when behind would savo credit,
give more timo to attend to business,
and add to the profit and reputation ol
thoso who work for gain. Honor your
engagement. If you promiso to ln.ot
a man, or to do a certain thing at a cer
tain moment, be ready at tho appointed
time. If you go on business, attend
promptly to matters 011 hand, then as
promptly go about your own business.
Do not stop to tell stories in businoss
If you have a placo of business bo
found there when wanted. No man
can get rich by sitting around stores.
Novor "fool" on businoss matters.
Havo order, systom, regularity, liber
ality, promptness. Do not meddle with
businoss you know nothing of. Never
buy an articlo you do not need, sim
ply becauso it is cheap and the man
wfio sells it will take it out in trade
Trade is money. Strive to avoid harsh
words and personalities. Do not kick
every stono in tho path; more milos can
bo liiade in a day by go'.ng steadily on
than by stopping to kick. Pay as you
go. A man of honor respects his word
as ho doos his bond. Aid, but novot
bog. Help others when you can, but
novor give what you cannot afford to,
simply becauso it is fashionable. Loam
to 6i'y "no." No necessity for snap
ping it out iu dog fashion, but say it
firmly and respectfully. Havo but a
few contidauts, and tho fewer tho bet
ter. Ue your own brains rather than
thiMe of others. Learn to think and act
for yourself. Re vigilant. Keop ahead
rather than behind tho tune.
Young man, cut this out, and if there
bo folly 111 tho argument, let us kn.QW.-
HERE AND THERE.
The latest Atlanta prohibition drink
is "milk shake"
"Mud with the water squeozed out,
was a Lynn small boy's definition ol
Largo numbers of salmon have been
caught in tho Penobscot river this sea
son. A white buzzard is a recent acquisi
tion made by an Albany, Ga., ornithol
ogist. Gobi is often picked up from the
streets of Shasta, Cal., after a hard
A special police force will be required
to enforco the new prohibition law iu
About 810 cars of oranges have been
shipped from Sacramento to the cast
A large-sized alligator was killed re
cently at Mobile, Ala. The saurian win
out of its element.
A Portland, Oregon, paper-mill gets
paper stock jute butts from Calcutta
for the manufacture of manilla paper.
A New York caterer has just re
ceived a set of molds for producing all
the "Mikado' characters in ice-cream.
A cable railroad at Las Angeles, Cal.,
has laid out a park with a lake in it :u
.1:1 inducement to people to travel on
A monstrosity in the way of a medium-sized
dog. with the head of a hog,
is the property of r. Shoshone in Euro
A Victoria, British Columbia, wo
man soundly thrashed a Chinaman last
week for improper conduct before liei
In Pennsylvania, this year, tiiere i?
not a single recognized democratic can
didate for the state olliccs or for con
Athens, Ga., authorities have refused
an oiler of $-1,000 a year from a brcwci
for the exclusive privilege of selling
liquor in that city.
A Los Angeles strct-car company ad
vertises that it lias lost two cars some
where between New York and thcii
point of destination.
A fish of unknown species that is fif
teen feet long, and weighs two thou
sand pounds was recently captured su
Long Point, Canada.
Rrattleboro, Vt., pedestrians ban
considerable trouble with rattles
snakes. They are more numerous thii
year than ever before.
Mrs. Grundy intimates that Nev
York people think it is tlio proper
thing now to have a friend who hat
boon "presented at court."
The various cheap stores throughout
the country are now selling "good."
slightly damaged from the steamer Ore
gon." "The cargo appears to havo beet
James Hill, of Warren county, Geor
gia, says that he lias boon struck bj
lightning throe times, drowned twice,
and shot once, and still lives, a verj
A farmer in Washington county,
Pennsylvania, built a fence along a liui
where a number of holes had boon duj
or telephone poles. He appropriatec
the holes and now a suit is talked 01.
In the wildest part of the (Jatskills :
blind man carries the mail over a rougl
road t wonts -one miles in length. II
travels the circuit three times a week
and has never nii-sod a day or mot witl
A novel summer tour along tho Eri
canal is advertised as possessing somt
of the characteristics and none of tin
risks of an ocean voyage, free from th
cinders of a train, and less ai'duom
than a balloon trip."
A White-Cat club is an organizatio
that finds existence in Atlanta, Ga. Ii
is made up of white boys from 7 to II
years old, and its object is to cause ai
much annoyance and lncoiivenienco it
respectable people as possible
Quiet diversions, as .skating, amatcui
photography, fishing, and botanizing,
will, it is said, be the piedouiinatin
features of life at the summer resorti
this season. The racquet and othei
enervating pastimes aro to bo shelved.
A timber raft that will measure 411
feet long, 50 feet wide, andSS fectdeop.
and contain 2.225,000 feet, and weig)
about 0,000 tons, is being constructed
at Halifax, N. S., to be sent to New
York. It is bound together by cliaius
A statesman who has a well-dove
loped propensity for sitting, lias define!
standing as a combination of "tho stag
nation of rest with tho fatigue of ex
crcisc," and considers it a very bai
thing to stand continuously at any pur
Ruffalo has twelve German musica
organizations, winch will send fom
hundred singers to tlio Saongerfest, a'
Milwaukee, in July. This is the thir
largest contingent contributed by am
citv in the country. Chicago and St
Great dil.. ulty was experienced bj
tho uudortaker at tho funeral of Cath
crino Dowd, a fat woman, weighiii
four hundred pounds, who died recent
ly in New York. Her cofiin was ovoi
six feet long, and was seven feet sb
Tho pcoplo of Boston aro taxed ti
support tho city hospital, and whoro
fore, asks The Journal, should tin
trustees establish a privileged class t
enjoy tun benefit of its advantages!
Open the door wide to all who appb
with a proper motive Thero can bi
no otltor way to do justice
1 ho courses at a Chinese dlnnor an
peculiar. The meal begins with 1
smoko, then thick, mucilaginous, bu
dolicioiisly tasting soud, with soa-slugs
mushrooms, and pigeon's cgrs, lloat
ing on it, is served. After tins coiiioi
courses of fish, phesants, wild duoks
all cooked to be very eroasv. Driec
pumpkin seeds aro a sort of Chinox
olives, and d iod watermelon seeds an
considered iu the nature, of bonbons.