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Davoted to the Best
of Polk County iù Particular and to the Pacific Coast in General.
DALLAS, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY 5, 1883.
<# little feet! that »licit loit^ your*
M u st w a iu h v o n th rou g h h op es a lid fea r*,
M u.it ucl»e >uvt b le e d b e n e a th y o u r lo a d ,
I, no*»rer t o »he w a y -id * in n .
W here t o il sh a ll eotttf# him ! rest b e g in ,
A in w eary t h in k in g o f y o u r roa d !
O little han ds, that w eak o r s tr o n g
H a v e s till to serve o r rule s o lo n g ,
H a v e still so lo n g to g iv e o r ask ;
I, w h o s o m u ch w ith b o o k an d pen
H ave t o ile d a m o n g m y f«H o w -m e n ,
Atn weary th in k in g o f y o u r task.
O little hearts! that th r o b an d b ea t
W ith such im p a tie n t fe v e r is h heat,
S u ch lim itle s s an d s t r o n g d e s ires;
M in e that s o lo n g has g lo w e d an d burned,
W ith p a s s io n » in t o ashes tu rned
N ow c o v e r s a n d c o n c e a ls its fires.
O little souls ns p u re a n d w hite
A n d_c ry s ta llin e as r a js o f lig h t,
D ir e c t fr o m heaven , their source divine;
R e fr a c t e d t h r o u g h the m is t o f years,
l l o w red m y s e ttin g sun ap p ears,
How lurid looks this soul of mine.
H. W. LoNOrEMAiWJ
BURNING OF THE NEW HORN.
In d e p e n d e n c e
You will find tlio F IN E ST GOODS and the L A U G E ST ASSO RTM EN T of
Kept on the W est Side of tho Willamette, outside of Portland.
Is complete in every respset and in the hands of a competent Milliner.
In my Perrydale store
You will find a C O M PLE TE ASSO RTM EN T o f
G E N E R A L M E R C H A N D IS E
Suitable for tho Country Trade.
You will also find n L IN E of
Millinery of the Latest Styles!
Produce taken in Exchange for Goods at Market rates.
Give me a call before purchasing elsewhere, and SE E M Y GOODS
and G E T TH E P R IC E S !!
ALL I A
Is that you do yourself justice by buying goods where you can get them the
I know it is the prac I ice among a great many merchants to se lla few
leading articles at cost, but they must make it up on something else.
intend to strictly adhere to very L O W PRICE!- in everything I offer for
sale, and in
Watchmaker and Jeweler, I DRESS & FA N CY
Watches, Clocks and Sewing Ma
All work Warranted.
Z. T. DODSON, M. D„
PHYSICIAN, SURCEON, OBSTETRICIAN.
Haafpermanently locatad in Dalla*, Oregon.
Office in Hyde * drug store.
Furnishing Goods, Etc., Etc.
W . H. HOLMES,
J o h n
M c D o w
M. M. E L L IS,
Real Estate Agent,
DESIRING TO BUY OR SELL REAL
Mtate. will do well to consult me. Office two door*
weet of Jap R Miller * drug store
MONEY TO LOAN
We have mone* to loan on approved Real Estate
Security, in sum* from
One to Ten Thousand Dollars.
L Tim. fcFrnm one to « » . T ' m
There is no doubt or question but I shall sell them very much lower than
the same goods have ever been offered in this market.
¡-if” Please to call and price the goods and you w ill see that I am
Successor to "\V. C. Brow n,
D A LLA S, O REGON, M A R C H 8, 1883
H. M. LINES & LAWRENCE,
R P R IV G
I F a lla s .
UPHOLSTERED WORK. ALBUM PICTURE FRAMES.
WALL BRACKETS. ANO WINDOW SHADES.
KEEP A COMPLBTE STOCK IX OUR LINE
TV and will sell a* cheap a* the same goo«l* can he
ZC ia Portlan i Do not take our word or other people«
word for it, but come and see our foods and learn our
WILSON & BAY,
S T A T IO N E R Y ,
CIGARS AND TOBACCOS.
ROWELL & SON,
O JIO O J,
P r o p r ie t o r .
O regon .
"'ITE BF.LT HOUSE HAS CHANGED HANDS AND
will be rua as a first ola»« heuse in every reepoet.
H À R X I N & BT 7 R G ,
Groceries and Provisions ,
C rta R S and TOBACCO,
F r u it..
BLAC K SM ITH S«.
C a ndie..
E tc ..
E tc ..
I .« d e p e n d e n c e ,
E tc .
O rexon .
J. L. C O L L IN S ,
AUCTIONEER Two door* north of Po*t Office.
Attor ney and Counselor at Law
SOLICITOS IN CHANCERY
1 T AN BREN LX F-RA'TICE OF HIS PROFESSI«»'
I I I *
D a l l » a, O eeoo *.
R a te s !
M ORRISON , P r o p ’ rs.
I n d fje n d e n r f,
J O H N E. S M I T H ,
O E J J J in A .1 .
i RE NOW READY TO DO ALL Ki D* OF
Bl.ck.nntb w ,rk in their .m- of b'i*m** in tt.e
Kfi* «trie and on the live *nd let lire plan You will
find them *t their *hop whenever work i* wanted, day
, . Oar afe»
.L .. i.
«tan. one door
t o * .»he
-----t « * Montooo
• livery «table
of - « Bum*
W* thank you for your diatom « luo **»* J** »Fe
rnu will continue the *ama is the__futur*
ROWELL u HON
Dalla*. November 24. l i
And County Surveyor.
P E T E R CO O K .
Whieh we will furnish at Reduced Price*
n D F .P F .N D E V C F .. O R F .f c O V
R e a s o n a b le
BU R N S
Caskets and Oases on hand,
Salesroom oa MAIN STREET, two door* north of
Vandnye k Smith,
C on veyance o f co m m e rcia l m en a specialty.
A l l k in d s o f W o r k in o u t lin e d on e
on S h o rt N o tic e .
We «1*0 keep a large and well eelecte 1 stock of
Perfumery, Fancy and Toilet Articles,
O n -s o n .
HORSES, CARRIAGES AND LIVERY
August 24. 1882
M O R R IS O N ,
And all kinds o f
LIVERY AND SALE STABLE.
M A H U F A C T U R E R S A M D D E A L E R S IN
F IR X IT rH E .
Term. b a r
All Work Warranted.
U lta p t e . «
« S o .t t—
. tt-B-l to .il bua . —.
- .t , A * . W H
—»A - I H
n r ~ r . - i e u . i M Dalla. B o n i, m a of Mala and
Caen m i
William Routekoe, a Dutchman,
who sailed from the Texel us Captain
of the New Horn in the w ji.e r of
1G18, has left behind him La interest
ing record of the fate of thut unhap
py ship. The catastrophe which de
stroyed it wan all the more terrible
as up to that point the voyage had
been a singularly fortunate one.
The crew hud suffered from sick
ness, it is true, but they found on the
i-laud of Muscarenhas, in tho neigh
borliood of Madagascar, a ratuial
health resort of quite a surprising
No sooner hud they landed
than such as were able "rolled them
selves on the grass,” from which
alone they seemed to receive un im
The bluo pigeons
overhead were so tamo that they were
taken by the first day, which to the
seamen who hud been so long used to
salt meat was a banquet beyond ex
pression. Other birds had only to be
caught, anil their cries brought whole
flocks within easy reach. Turtle were
so plentiful thut as many as twenty-
five were found under a single tree.
They tilled their casks at a fresh water
river, “ with banks covered with trees
in regular order, presenting such a
beautiful view that nothing in the
world could be more delightful.”
"This ‘’summer isle of Eden” was
uninhabited save by the gentlest and
most nourishing creatures, and even
from the palm trees there flowed a
mild and nourishing liquid.
water around the island was so crystal
clear that through seven and even
eight fathoms they could distinctly
see tho bottom.
All tho sick were
cured here in a very short time, and
returned on board not without great
At St. Mary’s Isle, a few days' sail
from this, they met with some pleas
ant savages, who, understanding
nothing of their language, imitated
the cries of cattle, sheep and poultry,
to inform them that suen supplies
were at their disposal. They brought
them milk in baskets made of leaves
so closely interwoven that it was
drawn of! by a bole pierced through.
Among tho crew was a man who
played the violin, and who put these
simple people fairly beside themselves
with tho delights o f his music.
The crew of the New Horn had al
together a very pleasant voyage until
one evening, in the latitude of the
Straits of Sunda, the dreadful cry of
“ fire 1” was raised. Tho steward had
gone below-decks with a candle to fill
his keg with brandy, “ that a small
glass might be served out to each per
son in ttio morning, according to the
Dutch fashion,” and a spark from the
wick had fallen into the bunghole.
The flames blew out tlio ends of the
cask, and set fire to somo coal under
neath it. the smoke from which was
unendurable. Upon this the Captain
ordered the powder to bo thrown
overboard, to which tho supercargo,
who was answerable to tho owner of
the ship, “ would not consent.” The
launch and cutter were lowered to
clear the decks, and into these many
of tho crew quietly slipped by the
chain-wale, or swam to them, having
dropped into tho sea.
while the poor Captain was battling
with the smoke and flame, one of the
sailors runs up to him, and exclaims,
“ Dear Captain, what are wo to do
now? the launch ur.d cutter have do
sorted us.” Which iudeed they had.
For tho moment lie wns transported
with rage, and hoisted all sail in
holies of running them down, which
in truth, they richly deserved; “ but
within about three ships’
got the weather-gauge, and escaped.”
What a dramatic scene! The burn
ing ship, with its tenants, within n
few minutes of a horrible death, yet
filled with tho desire for revenge, and
the miserable deserters, full of shame
and fear, only escaping them by a
hair’s breadth. Yet a few weeks be
fore these people had been the best
of friends, and fancied them, elves in
Though little hope was left— for
the oil which the ship was laden had
taken tire the crew now betook them
selves, too late, to casting powder.
“ Sixty barrels bad been got overboard,
but three hundred still remained.
The fire at length reached them, ano
the vessel blew up in the air with ono
hundred and nineteen souls.
mer.t afterward not a human being
was to lie seen.
And lielieving m y
self to lie launched into eternity,”
writes Bontekoe, "I erieil, ‘Lord have
mercy on my soul!”
the water, like a spent rocket, he
“ fetches a little breath.” and perceiv
ing the mainmast floating near him
amid the other debris o f the wreck,
contrives to gain it
At tho ssme
moment he sees a young msn n sm g
from the water, who exclaims,
" I have
got it !” (meaning a spare yard). “ My
G od!” cried I to myself, “ is it possible
that any one can have survived?”
With two wounds on his bend, and
bruises all over bis back, he could do
little to help another, but wbat lay in
his power he did do.
W hile seated
with his co survivor on the mast, the
sun, the great hope-giver to all in
calamity, “ went down to our great
affliction.” leaving them destitute of
all hope o f succor.
dawned they found both launch and
cutter beside them, “ and I cried out
to rov people to save their Captain,”
which they were very willing to do,
though in great amazement at his be
ing in life. But being quit* unable
to move, a rope was tied round him,
and he was dragged on board, and
deposited in a hole in the stern,
‘whic'i,” fays jpoor Bontekoe, ho
thought “convenient'’ to dii in.
A few hours ago meat and cheese
bad been floating in such quantities
about his ,'egs that it hud been ditfi
cult to get rid of them, but all that
these stupid sailors had managed to
pick up were seven pounds o f biscuits.
Without their captain they were in
deed without their head.
»trength was exhausted with rowing,
and when he murmured “sail.’ ’ they
stared at him. ‘’ Where,” they asked
“ were they to get the sailB from !”
Then he told them to take their shirts,
and to uso ul 1 tho cordage about the
boat for thread; “ but when 1 offered
mine they refused it as necessary to
my feeble health.” A dressing-gown
and pillow were also supplied 1 b n ,
and the surgeon applied chewed
bread, “ for want of better remedy,”
There were forty six persons in the
launch, and thirty six in the cutter.
This ingenious Captain of theirs en
graved a chart o f the straits (of Sunda)
on a plank, by which they steered,
and also “ constructed a compass.”
Each had a biscuit o f the size of a
man’s finger daily, but nothing mid
the scorching heat of the day to
drink. Presently it ruined, however,
and they filled n cask, out of which
they drank from a shoe. “ They all
besought me toudrink as much as I
liked, but I restricted
myself to tho
same allowance as the rest.”
As the launch sailed more quickly
than the cutter, the people in the lat
ter besought to join their fellows, and
their entreaties were complied with.
There wore thus eighty-two souls
crowded together on tho launch, “ a
deck lieing made of the oars where
some could sit, while others crouched
below.” Then as their miseries in
creased, aud starvation set in, they
began to murmur at their leader,
whose only fault was the endeavor to
inspire them with hope. The rage of
hunger urging them beyond all
bounds, they announced their inten
tion to kill and eat tho boys on board;
and it was with the utmost difficulty
that Boutekoe persuaded them to give
them a respite o f three days.
they did not sight laud within that
time, the boys were to be sacrificed.
Bontekoo had some confidence in
his scientific calculations, but chiefly
in his prayers that the Almighty
would proservo them from a crime so
horrible. No one could stand up
right from excessive weakness, but
the Captain crawled from one end of
boat to the
ith other encouraging
his men. On the third morning the
auartermaster suddenly cried out,
“ Land! land!”
This land was inhabited by a bar
barous people by whom many o f them
rilled, but the survivors escaped
in their boat, and once more put to
sea. In the end, as indeed through
out, they owed their safety to their
Captain, for looking around him in
all directions he discovered “ two
great bluo hills,” and calling to mind
that he had heard from an experienced
navigator that on tho extreme point
of Java thorn were two hills of this
description, ho steered for them, and
found a haven and European help.
It is pleasant to learn from other
sources that this intrepid fellow ar
rived in safety at his native town
“ where he led an exemplary life, and
died in the esteem and admiration of
all who knew him.” — | Harper’s Young
THE DEVIL-FISH AS A TABLE
Why th« Wash did not Com* Homo.
C H R I S T I N E A N O l l l l l L I T T L E ItltO W N
The clean clothes had out come in
yet it was Friday; cud I must have
them, that all might be mend d, fold
ed, and laid away before Sunday.
“ How provoking! These careless,
‘ idle, colored women! do they think
because time has no value to them
that every body else regards it in the
same way?” “ Twelve o’clock: one
o ’clock; two o ’clock! W ell, I must
find out where that woman lives, and
go aud give her a piece o f my mind;
if the clothes are not done yet, I will
see that she gets no more washing
from this house.”
Bo without much ado I put on bon
net and gloves and inquire of the
cook where Christino lives. As I go
I put into shape tho “ piece o f my
mind,’’ with which I intend to greet
her; nothing rude or harsh, but n
straightforward, sensible speech about
doiugwhat. one undertakes to do, cud
doing it at the right time
I find tho little house; it is like
most of the houses of the co k red citi
zens o f the town—a little shell, one
large room, weatherboarded on the
outside and uncoiled and unplaster
When I enter Christine is sitting
idle by the fireside; her little girls are
sitting by her, their kinkv locks un
usuuliy straight, and with u general
Sunday air about them. la m so much
heuted by my walk and my annoy
ance that I do not take in t ¡10 scene
just at first, until in answer to my
question about tlio delayed clothes,
Christine says very quietly and meek
ly, “ I ’m son y, mistis, I ’m mighty
sorry; but my baby died last night,
and I ’ve been so busy until now get
ting ready for her buryin’, T couldn’t
nohow get the time to do ’em’” Aud
as she turned her eyes toward the
back of the dusky room, I 1 urn. too,
and there with a certain thr, ■!> o f the
heart and a tightness in my throat, J
see why the wash didn’tcome. There,
in its little unpainted crib, dressed
very neatly aud cleanly in its white
embroidered robe, lay tho little brown
baby. Its little bauds were clasped
on its breast, and underneath them
wus a littlo bunch o f garden violets
anil white hyacinth, whose Iragrance
came to me as I looked. J >ig black
Auily sat by the crib-side, lesning his
head against it fast asleep. His tlray
would huvo to rest to day. until at
sunset it would carry tho little coflin
to tho “ colored bnryin, ground.”
Andy had been up all night, so Christ
ian said, helping her, and going for
the doctor and the medicine; and now
he was asleep—“ sleeping for sorrow.”
for there was a tender kindly heart
in his big form.
1 supi>oso I knew—I must have
known that washerwomen too had
little cooing, babbling babies; that
their babies sometimes got sick: that
sometimes they did not get well, but
had to bo bathed and dressed in
white, and laid in their littlo cribs,
with straightened limbs and folded
bunds, and flowers upon their breasts.
I suppose I must have known this,but
somehow it seem to mo then as if I
had never known it before. It came
upon me witli a shock thut “ my
washerwoman ” wns not merely a
wash board and smoothing iron; and
when I sat by Christine ami she told
mo all about it while tho tears ran
quietly over her brown cheeks, mine
flowed in company with hers.- I never
thought I was gwino to raise her;
she was such a kuowin’. lovin’ child.
Bho wa’n’t but eight mouths old, but
she was as knowiu’ anil ns good as if
she had been twice ns old. Bho ain’t
never been very strong; but 1 -I10 never
gave me any trouble till the last three
days, when she seemed to huve a mis
ery and a hurtin’ all over her; and I
couldn’t hold her no way that was
easy to her. She didn’t cry much,but
just kep’ moanin’ all the time that it
was fit to break my heart to hear her.”
She told all this, and more, ns if
she was afraid of waking up tho little
sleeper; and I think the telling of her
tale, and tlio tears that flowed so
quietly with it, did her sore heart
good. I hope they did.
And now, why do I toll this little
tale, which has nothing in i t .’ I really
don’t know why it seemed to me
worth telling; perhaps because it
moved ino to so much gei.tler and
tender thoughts, I felt as sf it might
do good to some one else who may tie
fretting on Friday next because the
wash lias not come home.—¡Christian
oth ers ,
o c ia l
There is still another variety of
ArPLE F ruit C ake . — Soak ono and
fish taken which, while speaking of
one half cups o f dried apples in cold
the fruits of the fisherman’s toil, it
water over night. In the morning
would bo wrong to overlook. It is
chop and stew until soft in one cup
the octopus, or devil-fish. There are,
sugar; when cold mix in
possibly, very few inhabitants of this
two cups o f flour, ono teaspoonful of
city who will manifest much interest
baking p o w d e r B i f t o d in w i t h i t , one
in this fish as a matter of food. But
cup o f butter, tliroe well boaten eggs,
it is not so with tho fishermen them
one teaspoonful each of cinnamon
selves, nor with the Italian and
and cloves, one cup of raisins finely
Greek population generally. To them
cUopped, one cup of currants, one
it is as great a delicacy as is a truffled
orange chopped tine.
capon to a Frenchman or bird’s nest
soup to a Chinaman. To tlie Italian
S p in a c h
w it h
C r e a m . —Boil tho
fisherman it is known as folp i. They
spinach very tender in snlted water.
give the preference to the smaller and
Before Ixiiling cut off all roots and
younger “ devils,” but they by no
means despise the larger ones. Tho
drain through a colander and finely
favorite size is ten to twelve inches
mince, l ’ ut a teaspoonful of butter,
from the extreme point of ono tenta
a teaspoon o f flour; blend together
cle to tho end of tho other. At this
and boil up; season with pepper and
size they are very nice and delicate.
salt; add a cup o f heated cream;
In preparation for the table they are
mix well together; pour over spinach;
first cponeil and all the black liquid,
simmer a few minutes. Serve hot
called ink, is squeezed out. They are
with crumbs o f fried broad around
then washed, put into a pot with
sliced onion, carrots garlic, cloves or
B r o w n e d T o m a t o e s . —Take large,
of her seasoning, anil boiled, and eaten
round tomatoes and halve them;
with olive oil or n squeeze of lemon or
place them tho skin down in a frying
lime. The consistency of the devil
pan, in which the small quantity of
fish cooked in this way is similar to
butter has been previously melted;
the flesh of the clnin if anything,
sprinkle them with salt amt pepper
not quite so tough. To serve it to
and dredge them well with flour;
perfection it should be “ deviled.” In
place the pan on a hot part of the
this form it is the bonnr bouche of
tire and let them brown thoroughly;
the Italian fisherman. Any one de
siring to try a “ deviled ” devil, not
The Into Earl o f Beaconriield wns then stir them and lot them brown
nlready familiar with it, has only to greatly aided in bia career by bis wife, again and »0 on until they are quite
pursue much the same process ns that a lady of wealth, who, it is said, en done. They lose their acidity and
adopted in serving a “ deviled ” crab. couraged him to win and woo her. tho flavor is su(ierior to stewed to
The fishermen of the Mediterranean | He always regarded her as the found matoes.
do quite a large business in thi>se un er of his fortunes and the co partner
sightly fish. In Italy and Austria of his fame. The following anecdote MODERN DEFINITIONS OF COMMERCIAL
they are worth as much as a dollar n illustrates the grateful affection with
pound. They are dried and used which ho regarded her;
Bankrupt—A mnn that gives every
chiefly by rigid Catholics, who, from
She was fond of traveling with him, thing to a lawyer so his creditors will
the fact that these hideous innabi and on his more public ovations wit lie sure to get it.
Assignee — Is the chap who has tl.e
tants of the deep do not contain nny nessing the exhibitions of triumph and
blood, view them as the most proper j honor which greeted him.
deal and gives himself four aces.
food they can partake o f on the days
A Bank—Is a place where people
A friend of the Earl and o f tho pres
of fast prescribed by the Homan j ent writer wns dining with him, when put their money so it will bo handy
Catholic Church. Only such flesh as j one of the party—a mendier o f the when other folks want it.
contains blood that will not curdle is i House for many yenrs, o f a noble
A Depositor—Is a mnn who don't
prohibited by the Church, but. there fnmily, but rather remarkable for rais know how to spend his money, and
are many Catholics who are still ing n laugh at his I uffoonery than I gets the cashier tosiiow him.
doubtful as to the blood o f an ordi
any admiration for his wisdom —had | President—Is a big fat man who
nary fish. They are not sure whether no better taste or grace than to ex promises to boss the job and after
the blood o f a fish curdles or not. In postulate w ith Disraeli for always tak wards sublets it.
A Director Is one of those who
order, therefore, to lie on the safe ing the viscountess with him.
side, they make preference o f the
"I ennnot understand it,” said the accept a trust that don’t involve the
devil-fish, which they are assured graceless man. “ for, you know, you use of either their eyes or their ears.
Cashier— Is often a man who un
contains no blood at all. The turtle make yonrsclf n perteet laughing
is the only other creature use in the stock wherever your wife goes with dertakes to support a wife, six chil
dren and a brown stone front on
same way for the same purpose.
Disraeli fixed his eyes upon him fifty dollars a month, and be honest
A child that grows up in a family very expressively, and said, “ I don’t
Collaterals—Are certain pieces of
where tho varied topics o f interest suppose you can understand i f B. :| paper as good as gold, due and pay
discussed in the papers and maga I don’t suppose you can understand able on the first day of April.
zines are dwelt upon and made plain it, for no one could even in the last,
Assets— Usually consists o f fivo
to the juvenile comprehension, will and wildest excursions o f an insane chairs and an old stove; to these may
have a preparation for reading intel- imagination suppose you to bo guilty lie added n spittoon if the “ bust”
ligently and appreciatively that will of gratitude.”
ain't a bad one.
be entirely wanting in a child where
these topics are never discussed.
often exhibit * re
All that is wise has been though
A » history is but a romance, on'ess
it ia studied as an example.
already; we must try, however, to
think it again.
“ She had completely effaced
herself for her daughters. Every
thing is done to accoiumodato Helen
and Julia, and Mrs. ------is super
seded. It don’t seem just right to
me that a mother should be kept al
together in the background.”
“Oh,” suid the sweet-looking lady
to whom this was addressed, “ self-
denial is easy to mothers. What is a
mother’s life anyway but a sacrifice
I agreed with the first speaker. It
don’t seem right to me that tho
Helens and Julius, bright, beautiful,
bewitching though they may be,
should step to the front in selfish
absorption and monopolize the best
things, while “ mother.” a pale, color
less, worn-out figure, is wearing old
dresses, reading old boob* I
all. seeing few friends, and living a
humdrum life of routine, chiefly en
livened by conflicts with Bridget’s
stupidity aud Noah’s iinpertiuence.
it is not right, and Helen and
Julia, flashing like butterflies in the
sunny morning o f youth, would be
the last to enjoy their warm and
cosy home if they felt that they were
responsible for the monotony of their
mother’s existence. Mother is her
self the person most to blame. For
self denial is easy indeed to a real
mother. From the honr when tier
nature first over brimmed with the
tidal rapture which sweeps full-
flooded into the heart that cradles a
babe, through the weary watching
hours of teething and whooping-
cough, mumps and measles, on
through school days aud vacation
days aud courting days, the mother's
life is poured out and given inces
santly for her children. Bo it should
be in a sense. In every child the
mother renews her youth, aud each
son and daughter is an addition to
the home wealth.
But some of you mothers, to whom
I am talking, curry your Belf-6acrifice
so far that you forget that you have
any life o f your own, for which you
are responsible to God. You spend
your strength so freely and so reck
lessly during the years o f your chil
dren's childhood that you have no
elasticity, no resources, no health
left to spare by tho time they aro
grown up. You so devote your skill
and talents to the material side of
tho house that you huvo no timo to
keep up with the current of the
world’s thought, or to grow intellect
ually with young people. Society is
not, in our cities, given up so wholly
to tho young as it was a few years
ago. In fact, there can be no social
success where only the crudity of
early youth nppears on the scene.
Older people who bring to the front
the tact, the experience, und the
knowledge which they have gained
through the years, must mingle i i
the social gathering, if it is to be
witty, brilliant, and attractive. The
mothers must be in the van, and the
daughters, as befits their age, a little
in the sheltering shadow, if we are to
have the ideal social lift) growing out
of the ideal homo life.
I am very fond of the Helens and
Julias. I like their sparkle, their vi
vacity. their esprit. But I do not
like their wnnt of consideration for
mother if she is, perhaps, a little old-
fashioned, a littlo tired, a littlo diffi
dent and frightened in the blaze of
their splendor. True and teuderly-
lovimr daughters will never bo con
tented to lot mothers efface them-
selvos, even though Belf-denial be an
easy maternal duty.
p o in t
ment had been gravelled for
in it a tank o f water placed)
stunted tree, such as large serpents
like to climb. He was brought to the
gardens in a cask. The top o f this
was unscrewed, and the huge creat
ure found his way into the cage
through the small aperture behind.
ltoaming about in the full enjoy
ments of his new-found liberty, the
monster presently turned round be
tween the tree and the front o f the
cage—a space of several feet—in
such a way that the bight o f his body,
to use a seafaring expression, lay
within this space.
Here, feeling the contact o f the
glass on one side and the wood on
the other, he suddenly expanded bis
coil, probably in the sheer luxury o f
being able to stretch himself, and
pushed the front o f the cage ou t
The front of the cage was o f glass,
in a heavy frame, and the creature
pushed not simply the glass itself,
which was not broken, but the heavy
frame-work in which it is fixed, was
forced ou t Several of the specta
tors saw this, and had presence o f
mind to rush forward and catch the
sash before it could fall to the floor.
They supported it aa well as they
could with hands and knees until as
sistance arrived, for the weight was
too great lor them to lift it back into
In the meantime, the reptile in
side, excited by the shouting and
commotion, wns dashing abont fori*
ously in all directions.
This scattered the 1
and it was then impossible
the frame into its proper f
groove wns chocked witli the
Mr. Frank Buckland, aided 1
number o f men from all pgj
gardens, still kept the-¿lags
Tuo keeper and aorpenfei g o t' into)
the cage from behind, a n # thfOVffag 4s*
some blankets over tlpr ninth* pinihafi
him into a corner and thea proceeded
to scrape away the gravel.
But the anaconda, now thoroughly
enraged, contrived to extricate his
head from the covering, and before
tho men could escape, flew at the car
penter and seized him by the shoul
The keeper courageously turned,
gripped the serpent by the throat
and forced him to let go, but not
until tho unfortunate man’s arm was
torribly lacerated by the powerful
lancet like teeth.
Luckily, the door of the reptile-
house had been locked so that no
casual visitors were witnesses o f the
scene; otherwise, fainting women and
horror stricken men would doubtless
have added to its confusion.
By this time the groove was cleared
and the frame temporarily secured,
so that the carpenter made good his
exit, while tho keeper, watoning bis
opportunity, flung the creature from
him and jumped ou t
Afterwards this snake became very
tame and tractable, aDd I established
very friendly relations with i t
Many a time I have stood at the
door with Holland, the keeper, and
allowed it to rear its great lilack-
rpoted head out o f the tank till it
flicked its tongue against my face,
while I patted its shining scales with
Towards Holland it was most
affectionate, and would always come
to the grated ventilator to see him
when he wns sweeping out the pas
sage behind, though it took no notide
of the people in front
A farmer buys a section o f land at
a dollar and n quarter an acre, and
has hard work to make a living from
it. But in time a railroad passes by
it. and with the increased facilities
which this gives him for disposing c?
his product he becomes wealthy, and
values his land at a hundred dollars
an acre. It is the same land, and
wi'l not protiuce any more in the one
case than in the other, but tbe extra
value is given to it by its increased
to profitable operation. T b e
farmer is commende 1 for his shrewd
ness, and congratulated on his good
luck A railroad i9 built at a certain
cost per mile, and for years finds it
difficult to pay its way. But in time
it prospers, and hnving facilities for
making money fast, — facilities which
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i? Inoi-egaes A . £
slosh L’J o r ‘it) p e rce n t; tnat
.i.r amount nominally
I a the railroad com-
n malingers con-
r rattristiri 1/il tfc*» pr-iAperity o f th*
rhqy ara do*
a . Hg their stock.’*’
r< up lise natural
1 ¿ir. zi il-in.A t v.- tryoat
cas than crimmaL
:oFr. 4 who wm
.ne road come to
defence! Not as far
from. He joins in tbe cry as
monopolies, and, bolding
hundred per cent, or m>
which the road has added to 1
sessions, be does all that he
prevent the road from
inch is life, according to 1
They are now I telling i
a Chicago girl who ii
ing her shoe after
wreck, a doctor
maníante love of
01 music, aud tbs
they axe numbers o f men are 1
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