Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, September 19, 1902, Image 2

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    Bohemia Nugget
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1 r.i: w. Itl'.NItV, K.lllur nmt IVop'r.
Guam has a new Governor. Trio nu
ture. of hlg offense li not ntntcil.
Perhaps King Itdwnrd merely turned
over ono of ensiles In order to dodge
tlio taxes.
General De Wet la writing a book.
Ono by ono tho htroes rnirrf?mV3Jialf
pcjlcstals. a
'-The elrl's mother win that story
about tlio prince's Infatuation Isn'
true But do girls mothers alvtay
Tlio fortune teller who said Edward
would reign but never bo crowned lias
decided not to ue that prediction for
advertising purposes.
More than 800 seventh daughten of
seventh daughters who Jumped In and
predicted that Edward would never Iks
crowned are now claiming mat tncy
ndded "In June,"
Tho story that the Egyptian Sphinx
Is disintegrating on account of climatic
changes Is Interesting but not uecc
sarllr alarming. The disintegration be
gan long ago. Look at the poor thing's
Germany has been sxperlmentlng
with tho American system of checklug
baggage, and likes It so well that Ic Is
to bo more gcuerally used on the rail
ways. Under the old (Scrman system
every man had to look after aud Iden
tify his own baggage, as Is the custom
hero on country stage-coaches.
When the new ships now building or
contracted for are completed, twenty-
eight States will be represented In the
new navy by namesakes. The armored
cruiser I'cnnsylvanla, which Is soon to
bo launched, will be the third naval
vessel to bear the name of the Key
stone State. The first was a wooden
three-decker of 3,400 tons, built in
1837. The latest Is a steel lighting ma
chlncipf 14,000 tons.
Stop laughing at the people of-Jamaica
for holding coronation festivals
whereat they expressed nearly unani
mous desire to bo annexed to the Uni
ted States. Their conduct and their
conversation reflected credit upon their
good Judgment. Their destiny Is either
to continue to be subjects of Great
Urltaln or to come under the American
flag. Therefore they do well to culti
vate a feeling of cordiality In both
quarters. The sailor who In a storm
offered up prayers to each of two In
visible deities who are understood to
be antagonistic to each other, because
he did not know whose hands be would
fall Into If anything should happen,
was not more discreet than were those
festive citizens of Jamaica,
Sixteen million dollars was tho ag
gregate of money given to American
public libraries during the past year,
and more than two thousand new li
braries were opened. It would be well
if in each of them were placed a tab
let engraved with tlio words of the late
Lord Acton, recommending great books
to an English youth: "To perfect bis
mind and open windows in every di
rection; to raise him to the level of his
age so that be may know the forces
that have made our world what It Is
and still reign over It; to guard him
against surprises and the constant
sources of errors within; to supply him
both with the strongest stimulants and
the surest g J Ides; to give force and
fulness and clearness and sincerity and
independence and elevation and gener
osity and serenity to his mind, that he
may know the law of process by which
error is conquered and truth won, dis
cerning knowledge from probability
and prejudice from belief; that he may
learn to master what he rejects as
fully as what he adopts; to steel him
against the charm of literary beauty
and talent, so that each book thorough
ly taken In shall be the beginning of
a new life, and shall make a new man
of him."
James A. Bailey, the millionaire cir
cus owner, has been ylsltlng In Detroit
recently. Bailey was struck with the
circus fever when be was but 11 years
old. lie began as a lemonade and pea
nut vendor. Finally he got to be ad
vance agent of a show. "I remember
that I used to possess a great many
suits of clothes, and I owned a large
cluster diamond that cost about fid."
Mr. Bailey looked down at himself as If
mentally comparing his suit of to-day
with that of the time be was advance
agent The suit be wore to-day could
not have cost more than $15, while not
a slnglo article of Jewelry adorned bis
, person. Every young man passes
' through what may be denominated "the
clothes era," a time In the process of
his evolution when bis serious purposes
In life run largely to clothes. In these
callow days a solitary hair out of place
V disturbs his esthetic equilibrium, to be
seen sans patent leather polish as to bis
shoes Is equivalent to conviction as ac
cessory after the fact, and the nicety
expended upon his necktie would suf.
flee for the consummation of an exceed
lngly delicate diplomatic mission. The
youth knows nothing respecting Car
lylo's philosophy of clothes. Neither Is
It to bo argued that be Is in love. It
Is Bimply a desire to ornament his per
son In an attempt to support a new
found dignity, Don't call a young man
a dudo because he Is overparticular
as to his dress. lie will overcome that
weakness sooner or later. It Is as nec
essary to .bis development as that he
Should bare the whooping cough and
the measles at an earlier age. When
fit. Bailey wanted flno clothes he had
little money to buy them. Now that he
has plenty of money be doesn't care for
clothes. Mostly In this world wo want
"whatiwe can't get.
In her new book, "A Pasteboard
Crown," Clara Morris, who writes as
beautifully as she once acted, says;
'Vot It Is the almost sterile soil of
poverty that ofteneat produces that
cactus-llko. plant of Ambition whoso
splendid and .dazzling flowers are, alas
bo often without perfume." The aimllo
U well selected. The desert fa Na-
ture's poverty. The desert has been
denied water. Thereforo everything It
crows, cactus, mesnult, yucca, bwir
grass, shows marks of the struggle
with hard conditions, and, owing notb
Ing, It presents n prickly Independence.
In Its armed suspicion It says "Hands
off." And so of the human cactus
grown on the plains of poverty. It has
thrived In spUo of tho lack of nour
ishment and culture. It Is beautiful
to took upon. Hut It has thorns as you
will discover If you try to pluck It
And It Is without perfume. There Is
nothing of tho rose smell about theso
hardyhuuian plants. They haven't
badnxr advantages of tho rose. Abre-
ham Lincoln was a cactus. Kind at
heart, he was rough and prickly out
side. Douglas found tboso thorns,
Ulysses S. Grant was another of this
type. A kindly nature was hedged
about by nn Indurated growth that
produced keen points of defense.
And so of all "self made ' men. Hrll-
llant to tho look, and like the cactus,
which the desert dweller knows Is one
of the most useful and generous of
all plants when you know Its uses,
these human tlowers are wondrous
kind, but rugged, strong, unbending
to outside Influences, keen as needles
Ambition grown In the Desert of
What nn amount of sorrow there M
bound up In tho word Ingratitude!
Twenty years ago a "puddler" In "New
York lost his wife. He mourned and
gave to his child, a girl, a double quan
tity of love. He tolled and saved. All
tho tenderness of his nature was poured
out on his baby, it was almost wor
ship. The feel of her arms about his
neck took the tired from his bones.
drovo sadness from his heart and made
him rcaltxe that God hnd Indeed been
good to him. He wnuted her to have
more iHliientlon. croater adv&ntaees.
than he bad. That Is the way of par-'
ents. Some of them are too good to i
their children. They carry kindness
beyond the bounds of appreciation. '
Twelve years ago he sold his property
and sent his girl to Europe to study i
music. She did study. She gained
fame, and ber beauty appealed to the
artists of the Old World. One day the ,
camo back to New York a polished
woman, worldly, proud and heartless.
She didn't go to the old man and throw I
her arms about his neck. He was starv
ing for a kind word, for one kiss, even
look and She disowned him. She
would have been kinder bad she killed
him. He sluuk away to a hovel on
the East Side and there lives on a pit
tance In order that be can each week
send to her 20. She accepts It and
pends It He is proud and sad and
miserable and happy by turns the
most wretched man In New York who
has left only a great love that fills his
good heart and the memory of the little
girl who kissed blm In those old days
and was not ashamed of her father.
And there Is Maurice Bernhardt son
of the greatest actress In the world.
How did he repay the woman who gave
him life? He has changed his name
and disowned bis mother. He would
not forget what the world has forgiven.
He was less charitable than strangers.
Love for children! It la the best thing
that life contains. It Is the happiness
that no words can tell. Bring them up
to honor and respect as well as love
their parents, to the end that the sor
row of the puddler and the actress
shall never be yours.
Miss Ilutb Bryan, who has grown
Into a young woman, attracted a great
deal of attention while In the East with
her father on his recent New England
trip. In New York she kept up a run
ning fire of conversation with her fath
er's visitors.
Iu face Miss Bryan Is not beautiful,
yet she compels even the most blase
woman scorner to gaze at her with
much more than fleeting glance. Dark
dark In hair and eyes and complex
ionand muscularly formed, she shows
the Ideal American girl, the type from
the' West, nurtured In Nebraska breezes
and taught no fear of even cyclones.
She has her father's broad mouth and
firm Jaws, ber mother's low forehead.
with rippling brown hair, dressed low,
but has ber own eyes. Miss Bryan Is
now 18.
Merely a Detail.
The new society reporter bad Just re
turned from the first wedding cere
mony she had attended In a profession
al capacity.
'Did you get all the facts?" asked
the editor.
"AH that are of any Importance," ro-
nlled thn vnilni wnmAn. "f hnva n 1a.
serlotlon of thn bridal irnwn. anil th
trousseau, and the flowers, nnd the anyming unsoimeiy viciuus or wrong,
wedding presents, nnd the objective but 1 was "Imply a tough kid, at the
point of the wedding tour, and tho ,hea(1 of " tuo boyish deviltry going on
names of the bridesmaids and the ofll-'and nover out of miscblef.
elating clergyman, and the reception' "That fellow was a marvel of all that
days '" i was goody-goody In a boy. Ho nover
"Who Is the bridegroom?" Interrupted sot lnt0 mischief. Ho never got In
the editor. "His namo has been print- trouble with his folks. He was the
eJ four different ways In the prcllml. wuo19 tblD8 08 to tidiness, punctuality
nary announcements." I t school, lesson learning and all that
"Tho grooml" faltered the young Bort of tb'n' So' ot course, ho was
woman, "Why-why, I forgot to nsk 'ovn at my bead constantly. My
him. and nobody else appeared tn fiiinu mother and all of my sisters every tlrao
of him. But they bad all the Important
details ready for me." i
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Time wakes all things eyenexcept
In a poker game. j
Vluio Death Heiuoved n Kliiiire l'row
hunt In Nut limn t Affair.
A man of commanding Influence In
many Important fields of legislation
and who occupies n notable place In
national affairs passed nway In the
death of United Slates Senator James
McMillan of Michigan.
James McMillan was horn In ITalnll
ton, Out, of Scotch parentage. May
12. 1S33. He attended the best schools
of the province, but, rather than at
tend college, ho determined to leuru
the hardware business and, pf tor a lit
tle experience In his home town, went
to Detroit, where ho passed two years
In a wholesale house. Then, through
his father's solicitation, ho forsook tho
hardware business to begin ntllrond-
lug and was made purchasing agent of
the Detroit and Milwaukee ltatlroad.
In ISO I he began his career as nu em
ployer and, with three other men, or
ganised the Michigan Car Company,
out of which have sprung three other
big concerns employing 3,000 men. This
Ventura was most successful aud paved
the way to fortune.
In 1SS0 he. with several others, built
the Detroit, Mackinac and Marquctto
H.illroail, which led to the development
Into a flourishing country of n district
that had hitherto boeu comparatively
unproductive. Later ho became Inter
ested In a number of Industrial con
cerns and In all of the enterprises ho
achieved success.
In politics, as In business, ho was
energetic and successful. In 1STT he
entered Michigan politics as a member
of tho Itepubllcan State Central Com-
inlttee, and did excellent service for
his party. Mr. McMillan retained the
office of State Itepubllcan chalnuan
until 1600. His Interest In Michigan's
affairs did not seem to flag at all by
reason of his elevation to the Senate,
and all the time bis home In Detroit,
as well as one In the country near by,
was maintained continuously, although
he had a fine residence In Washington
and a summer place on the Massachu
setts coast He was chosen to the
United States Senate threo times, and
the last term would have ended In 1007
In the Senate be was particularly well
known for his Interest In the affairs of
the District of Columbia. He bad serv
ed on several Important committees
and was on the naval committee dur
ing the war with Spain.
Senator McMillan was possessed of
creat wealth, being several time n
millionaire, and he was free to bestow
his money upon worthy causes. His
home life was Ideal and he took the
greatest pleasure at his magnificent
residence in Detroit with his wife f.nd
children three sons and a daughter.
Huslnean Man's Reason for Hating a
Former Model Hoy.
A well-known business man was
standing at an h street corner talking
with a friend the other afternoon, when
a seedy looking chap, with a bloated
countenance and a whining voice up-
proached and tackled the business man
for the loan of a dollar, ilie business
man gruffly declined the shabby chap's
appeal and told him to be on his way In
a canter.
This rather puzzled the companion
of the business man, who knew that
the bitter was of an extremely charita
ble disposition a man who rarely ie
slated the appeal of the commonest
street beggar and who rondo It a point
never to turn down an appeal for finan
cial aid from unfortunate friends of
former days.
Tho business man chewed In sllenco
on the end of his cigar for a while and
then he said:.
"You no doubt think it odd that I
sent that fellow, whom you could see
knew me by my first name, on his way
with such suddenness aud asperity.
So I might as well put you right In tho
matter. That fellow Is the only man
In the world that I actually hato and
despise and I marvel at bis gall for
bracing me for as much as a shoo
string. And I'll tell you why I despise
him. We two are of exactly the same
age and we were brought up together
in this town In the samo neighborhood.
He was the model of the neighborhood.
I was the hoodlum of the neighborhood.
And that boy was thrown up to mo
morning, noou uuu iiigiu,
I never did
I x laia. opert bt n scrape that
required a whaling would wind It all up
by asking me why I couldn't ba-ilko
uu, So-and-B6; namlni that fellow.
N,tnraUy l Brew t0 hato umt j couian't
help hating him. I longed to kick the
daylights out of htm, but I wai solemn
ly assured that If I overdid so V would
bo put In a reform school and that scar
ed me. Hut I woke up and went to bed
hating that model boy.
"Well, now he's a booio bum and he
braces mo on the public street for a
dollar. .Time Is a pretty hot old boy,
Isn't hot Hut I'd rather give nil tho
money I havo on earth to build a Mor
mon church than ever hand tlint ex
model boy ono cent." Washington
Ancient Mnrlner Who llnCried the
Atlantic Over UOO Time..
The distinction of being tho champion
ocean traveler belongs to Captain Pe
tors, who commands a vessel of the
Dutch-Amrrli-nn Oil Company. On his
latest arrival on this side tho other day
Captnlu Peters completed his one hun
dred and first round trip from Now
York to Itottcrdam. Holland. Ho 1ms
never been wrecked or Injured by
stranding or collision, and of tho sev
eral crews ho has commanded In tho
Chester, the Chariots and the Rotter
dam, tho vessels ho has successively
steered abroad since 1SST In tho Interest !
of the Standard Oil Company, ho has
never lost n man or had ono laid up
with serious Illness.
The seafaring man scnrcely.less than
the landlubber himself tights shy of
tho "oil tanker." Tho prospect df n
voyage tn ono has too much of Scylla
nnd Charybdls In It-of death by tiro
or water. Yet Captain Peters, seated
comfortably In his cabin nboard tho
Itotterdam. while the liquid cargo of
nearly 2,000,000 gallons of refined pe
troleum was squirting luto sixteen
compartments below us. said plachlly:
"There Is no danger whatever. You
can see .for yourself. I nm a pioneer
captain In this trade; have soeii the
oil shipped by sailing vessel and by
the tanker. I have made four voyage
by the Chester, ninety-three by the
Charlpls nnd four by tho steamer Itot
terdam. Ily tho Chester and Charlols
I took over an average of nbout 1,-iXJ,-000
gallons each trip, nine to the year;
by the Itotterdam about 1,800,000 gal
lons, eleven to the year. Multiply all
that by 100 aud you can seo tho mill
ions of dollars' worth of oil 1 havo
taken to Hollandwithout losing a llfo
or a cent."
Old niorrn.
In the Clifford family there still
cxUta a pair of gloves worn by Queen
Elizabeth. Theso she dropped, and
Clifford, Earl of Cumberland, one of
their ancestors, picked them up aud
had them adorned with Jewels.
A fur-llned glove worn by Henry VI.
Is still to be seen In tho house where
bo took shelter nftcr tho battle of
Hexham, In the family of tho Pudseys,
Bolton Hall, Yorkshire, 1-fGi, and Is la
company with a boot and a spoon
which the monarch left at tho same
In New College, Oxford. William
Wykehpm's gloves still exist, nnd In a
private collection there Is another pair
of the samo date.
Collectors know their actual date by
the form of tho glove. The earlier ones
were quite short, and merely covered
the hand. When, In Cbarlen II.s time
sleeves became shorter, gloves grew
longer; they reached alinout to tho el
bow, nnd never were moro magnificent, 1
tho leather being scented, embroidered i
nnd studded with Jewels, and set oft stant, of Holmes' triumphant otpres
wlth lnco ribbons and fringes. Elnb- slon and tho ring of his voice, of the
orato trimmings took the nlnco of nr. -cahman'a dazed, savage faco, na ho
fl.tle iiMillwoork Nell Gwvntm u-.
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.U...U... ...v ..v..M .U.tlUU-
Hho wore, and some are still In exist-,
ItefuHal r$-BO,00O lor a Hoso Hush.
In tho town of Hlldcrshelm, In Ger
many, Is a rosebush said to be 1,000
years old, nnd sprouts from Its
hi-nnnlinu lintra rnnllvn.l f a Itnlm j Biim,
Bomo vears aeo a rich Encll-hmJn ni.
fered 50,000 for the entlio tree, but
tne sum wns indignantly refused. This
woiiiicrnu piani enngs amm illicitly
grown moss against the sldo of tho,
famous old Church of St, Michael. It
Is claimed that It has bloomed percn-!
nlally slnco tho days of King Alfred,
and this statement has never been ,
disputed, for Its record has been us 1
carefully kept as the bluest blooded ;
luiiiu iii uiu ninguuiu. n in supposiHi
to hnvo been discovered through tho I
medium of King Louis of Hlldershclm
as far back as 1022. ,
Not Ills Hlze.
"Just think of ltl Tlmt fellow camo
In and actually stole the clock off the
"And you say your dog wns In tho
very snn)e room?"
"Yes, but ho couldn't do anything.
Kldo Is only a watch-dog you know."
The woman whoso husband goos
with her to prayer meeting has some
thing to be proud enough or to tube to
tho very front sent
C1IAPTKU Vll-Coutlnubd,
Mr. GrvgBon, who had listened to
mis address with considerable impa
tience, could contain himself no longor,
"Look hero. Mr. Sherlock Holmes.'
ho said, "wo nro nil ready to ncknuwl
edgu that you aro a smart man, and
that you havo your own methods
working. Wo want something inoro
than mero theory and preaching now
(bough. It Is n enso of taking tho
man. I havo mado my enso out anil
It Reams I was wrong. Young Char-
pentlor could not havo been engaged In
this second affair. Lcstrndo went attor
his man, 8tnngorson, nnd It appears
that ho was wrong, too. You havo
thrown out hints hero nnd hints thore,
nnd scorn to know more than wo do,
but tho time has come when wo feel
that wo havo n right to nsk you
straight how much you do know of
tho business. Can you namo tho man
who did It!
"I cannot help fooling that Grcgson
is right, sir, remarked Lostrailo. "w
bnvo both tried, and wo havo both
failed. You havo romnrked moro than
unco slnco I havo been In tho room
that you had all the evidence which
you require. Suroly you will not with
noij it nn). onRCrr
... , .
Bm ." I obsorved""r
arresting tho assas
might Klvo him tlmo
lo porpctrnto samo fresh atrocity."
Thus pressed by us all, Holmes
snnweii signs or irresolution
Ho continued to walk up and down
tho room with his hend sunk on hi
chest nnd his brows drawn down, na
wna his habit when lost In thought.
"Thoro will bo no moro murdors," ho
oalil, at last, stopping abruptly anil fac
ing us. "ou can put that conshlern
tlnn out ot tho-question. You havo
asked mo If I know thn nnmo ot th
assassin. I do. Tho mero knowing o
his namo Is n nmnll thing, however,
compared with tho power of laying our
hnnds upon him. This I expect very
shortly to do. I hnvo good hopes of
managing It through my own arrange
ments; but It Is n thing which need
dcllcnto handling, for wo hnvo
shrowd and despcrnto jnan to deal
with, who is supported, as I havo hail
occasion to prove, by another who Is as
clever as himself. As long as this man
has no Idea that any ono can havo
clow, there Is somn chanco ot securing
him: but If ho hnd tho slightest sus
picion, ho would chango his namo, nnd
vnnlsh In nn Instnnt among tho four
million Inhabitants of this great city
Without meaning to hurt either of your
feelings, I nm bound to say that I con
aider theso men to bo moro than
match for thn official force, and that Is
whv I havo not asked your assistance,
If I fall I shall, ot courso. Incur nil tho
bl a mo dun to this omission: but that
nm prepared for. At present I nm
ready to prom I so that tho Instant
I ran communlcato with you without
cndnngorlng my own combinations
shall dn so."
Qregson and Lostrndo seemed to bo
far from satisfied by this assurance or
by tho deprecating allusion to the dc-
tectlvo police.
Tho former had flushed up to tho
mots of his flaxen hair, whllo tho
other's beady eyes glistened, with curl
ot tr nnd resentment
Neither of them had tlrao to speak,
however, boforo thcro was a tap at tho
door and tho spokesman of tho street
nrab, young Wiggins, Introduced his
lnslcnlflcant nnd unsavory person.
rloaso. air. ho saw. touching his
forelock. "I hnvo tho cnb down -stairs.
Good boy," said Holmes, blandly.
"Why don't you Introduco this pattern
tit Scotland Yard?" ho continued, tax
Inc a pair of steel handcuffs from
drawer. "Seo how beautifully tho
spring works. They fasten In an In
The old pattern Is good enough,"
remarked Lostrailo, "If wo can find tho
man to nut them on."
'Very good, very good." said Holmes
nmlllng. "Tho cabman may as well
help me with my boxes. Just ask him
to step up. Wiggins."
I wns surprised to find my compan
ion speaking as though wo wero about
tu start out on a journey, since no nan
not said nothing to mo about It
There was a small portmanteau In
tho room, nnd this ho pulled out and
becan to strap.
Ho was busily engaged at it wncn
tho cabman entered tho room.
Just Klvo mo a help with this
bucklo. cabman," ho said, kneeling
over his task, and never turning hlj
Tho fellow camo forward with a
somewhat sullen defiant air, and put
down his hands to assist
At that Instant thcro wns a sharp
click, tho Jangling of motal, nnd Sher
lock Holmes sprang to his feet again.
"Gentlemen," ho cried, with flashing
fives, "lot mo Introduco to you Mr Jer-
forson Hopo, the murderer of Enoch
Drooler and josepn Hiangorson.
The wholo thine occurred In a mo-
mont so quickly that I had no tlmo to
renllzn it
I havo a vivid recollection of that In
glared at tho glistening handcuffs,
which had appeared as If by magic
n 1,1- Wf g.g
pr BOcond or two wo might havo
been a group of statues. Then, with
nn Inart culato roar of fury, tho prls
nnnr wronchod himself free from
Holmes grasp, and hurled himself
through tho window.
Woodwork nnd glass gave way be-
fOrO hlmf
but boforo he got quito
through Qregson, Lpstrado and Holmes
upon wm "K0 80 m0ny 'WB
ito was dragged back into tho room,
nnd then-commenced a torrinc conllict,
Bo powerful and so fierce was he
that tho four of ua wero shaken off
again and again. Ho nppoarcd to havo
tno c?.nv"IB, BtrcnB,u 01 mBn
Bnn7s"fT00and hands wero terribly
" i ., ,, .v, - ihrnnch thn
Bia8s but loss of blood had no effect
m dLmlnlsmng ins resistance.
It woh not until Lostrailo succeellc'il
in getting his hand insido his nock-
cloth and half strangling mm inni we
mauo mm rennzu mui nm biiubbiob
woro of no avnll; and oven then wo
folt no socurlty ufitll wo had pinioned
bis feet as well as. Ills hands, That
done, wo roso to our foot, breathless
and panting.
"Wo havo hie cab," said Shorlock
Holmes "It will servo to take him to
Bcotland Yard. And now, gentlemen,"
ho continued, with a pleasant smile,
"wo havo reached tho end of our llttlo
mystery. You nro vory wolcome to
put any questions that you like to mo
now, pnd thoro Is no danuor that I will
rofuso to answor thorn,"
Tho Country of tho Biitnt.
ClIAl'TUll I.
In tho central portion of tho great
North American Continent thoro lies
nn arid and rcpulslvo desert, which for
many n long year served as a barrior
ngainoi tno nuvanco or clvlllintiun.
I-rom tho Blerra Novada to No
braaka, and from tho Ynllnwstnnn rlv
or In tho north to tho Colorado upon
tnu south, is a region ot desolation and
Nor Is nnturo always In ono tnuod
mrougnoui tins grim district. It com
prises snow-capped and lofty moun
tains and dark gloomy valleys.
Thoro nro swiftly-flowing rivers
which dnsh through Jagged canyons
nnd thoro aro enormous plains, whlcl
In winter nro whlto with snow, and In
sunimnr aro gray with tho saline alkali
dust. They all prosorto, however, thn
common characteristic- of bnrronness
Inhospltnllty and misery.
Thoro nro no Inhabitants nf this land
or dospnlr.
A band of Pnwnoos or of lllnckfeet
may occasionally trnvorso It In order
tn reach othor hunting-grounds, hut tho
hardiest of tho braves aro glad to losn
sight of those awosomn plains and tn
find themselves onco moro upon thol
Tho coyoto skulks among thn scrub
tho buiiard flaps heavily through tho
air. nnd tho clumsy grlztly bear lum
bers through thn dnrk ravines, and
picks up such iiistennncfl as It can
among tho rocks. These nro thu sole
dwellers In the wilderness.
In tho wholo world thorn ran bo no
moro dreary vlow than that from tho
northern slopo or tho tilorrn ninnco.
As far as tho oye can reach stretch
oa tho great Hat plalnlnnd, nil dusted
over with patches or alkali, ami inter
sected by clumps of tho dwnrflsh ctiii;
arral hushes.
On thu uxtromo verge ot tho Imrlio;
llo n long chain of mountain peaks
with their rugged summits decked with
snow. In this great strelvh oLcoun
try thcro Is no sign of llfo, nor of any
thing appertaining tu llfo.
Thcro Is no bird In the steel-blue
hoaven, no movement upon tho dull,
gray earth abovo all thoro Is abso
lute sllenco, Listen as ono may, thuru
U no shadow of a souud In all that
mighty wilderness; nothing but sllenco
coraploto and heart-suuilulug d llonco.
It baa been said thoro Is nothing up
pertaining to life upon tho b'uul plain
inni is uaruiy true.
Looking down from tho Sierra Blan
co, una sees a pathway traced uut
across thu desort, which winds away
and It lost In tho eitremo distance.
It Is ruttod with wheels and trudden
dewn by the feet of many adventurers,
Hero and thero aro scattered whlto
objects which glisten In tho sun mid
stand out against thu dull deposit Of
Approach and uxamluu tbeitii They
aru bones; sonio largo and coarse
other smaller and moro dellcnto. Thu
former havu belonged to uicn, the
latter to men.
For fifteen hundred miles onu may
tracu this ghastly caravan routu by
theso scattered remains ot those who
had fallen by tho wayside.
Looking down on this vory scene,
thoru stood upon thu 4th of .May. 1817
a solitary traveler.
His appearance was such that ho
might havo been the vory genius or
demon uf thu region. An observer
would havo found it difficult to say
whothor ho was nearer to forty or to
His faco was loan and hnggard, and
tho brown, parchment-llko skin was
drawn tightly over tho projecting
bones; his long, brown hair and beard
wero all flecked and dashed with
whlto: his oyos wcru sunken In his
head, and burned with an unnatural
luster, whllo tho hand which grasped
his rlilo was hardly moro fleshy than
that ot a skoloton.
As ho stood, bo leaned upon his
wcanon for support and yot his tall
flguro and tho masslvo framework of
his bonos suggested a wiry and vigor
ous constitution.
His gaunt faco, however, and his
clothes, which hung so bagglly over
his shriveled limbs, proclaimed what
It was that gavo him that sonllo and
docreplt appcaranco.
Tho man was dying dying from
hunger and from thirst
He had tolled painfully down the ra
vino, and on to this llttlo elovatlon,
In tho vain hopo of seeing somo signs
of water.
Now the great salt plain stretched
beforo bis oyes, and tho distant belt
of savaco mountains, without a sign
nnywhero ot plant or treo which might
Indicate the prcsoncfi or moisture.
In all that broad landscape tttoro
was no gloam or hopo. North, and
cast, and west ho looked with wild,
questioning eyes, and then ho realized
that his wanderings had camo to an
end, and that thoro, on that barron
crag, no was auoui to uio.
"Why not hero, at well as In a feath
er bod, twenty years hence," ho mut
tered, as ho scatod himself In tho shel
ter of a bowlder.
Beforo sitting down, ho hnd dopos
Ited upon tho ground nls useless rifle,
and also a largo bundlo tied up In a
gray shawl, which ho had carried slung
ovor his right shoulder.
It appeared to be uomowhat too
heavy for his itrongth. for, In lowering
It, It camo down on tho ground with
somo llttlo violence.
Instantly thoro broko from tho gray
parcel a llttlo moaning cry, and from
It thero protruded n small, scared faco,
with vory orignt, urown oyos, ana iwo
llttlo spocklcd, dimpled fists.
"You'vo hurt mol" said a childish
volco, reproachfully.
"Havo I. though?" tho man an-
swored, penitently; "I didn't go for to
do It."
As ho spoko, ho unwrapped the gray
shawl and extricated a pretty llttlo
girl of about flvo years of age, whoso
dainty shoes ana smart pinx irocK,
with lto llttlo llnon apron, nil bespoke
mmhnr'a caro.
Thn child was nale and wan. but nor
healthy arms and legs snowed mat ano
had suffered loss than hor companion.
"How la It now7" ho answorod, anx
iously, for ulio was still rubbing tno
towiiy-golden curls which coverod tho
back of her head,
"Klsa It and mako It well," sho salil,
with Derfect gravity, shoving tho In
jured part up to him. "That'll what
mother used to do. Whoro'e mother?"
"Mothor's gono, I guess you'll aee
her beforo long." .
"Gono, eh7 sam tno nmo Bin,
ifnnnv. she dldnt say good-byo: sho
'mnnt nlwnvrf did If she WttH Just gain'
over to auntio'a for tea, and now nho's
beon away for three flays. Sny, It's
awful dry, ain't It? Ain't thoro no
water nor nothing to oat?"
"No, there nln't nothing, tirt3.
You'll Just lien dto ho patient awhile-,
nml thou you'll ho nil right. I'"t y'"f
bond up ngln mo, lllco thiit; nnd imm
you'lt fuel hotter. It nln't r nsy to lull;
when your Hps nro llko leather, hut 1
HtiosB I'd best let you know how thn
cards llo. Whnt'M that you'vo Hot?"
"Pretty tlilnitnl flno Oilnimt" rrloil
(ho llttlo girl, othulsimtlcnlly, holding
up two KlItti'ilHK fniHinentH of inlca,
"When wo goes Imck to homo I'll glvn
them to brother Hub."
"You'll Ben prettier IIiIiikh than Ilium
soon," said tho man, cnnfldmilly. "m
Just wait a bit. I wan going to toll
you, though you remember when wo
left tint river?"
"Woll, wo reckoned wo strlkn an
other river Boon, il'yo bio, Hut them
was BOtnothln' wrong; roiiipasiies or
viap, or boiiicUiIii'. nnd It didn't turn
nil Water ran out. Just except n H
tto drop for tho Hkos of you nnd
"""And you couldn't wnsli yourself." In
turruptod his companion, gravely, star
ing up nt his grimy visage.
"No. nor drink. And Mr. llr-nder, hn
wns tlio first to go, and then liiillnii
Peto, and limn Mrs, McGregor, and
then Johnny Unites, and thun, iloailu.
yo-ir nto'hor."
iiti, ,llinpa n ilemlnr too." Cr I'd
thn llttlo girl, dropping her faro In her
plnnroro nnd milling iniu'nr.
"Yes: they nil went oreit you and
me. Thou I thought thorn wns somn
chanco of water In this illnctlon. so
1 heaved you on my idioiililor and w
trnnuiod It togothor. It don't set'in as
though wo'vo Improve! iiiiiII'th.
There'll nn almighty amnn cnniico mr
us now!"
..ii i.mnn Hint vn nil CnllllT tO
die, too?" nskPd tho ehlhl, checking
her sobs, ami raising nor lunr-pui i
'avo. . . .,
"I riiosiI Hint's about the slio of It.
vviiv didn't von nv bo beforo?" sho
said, laiuhlng rlrr-fully "You gavo nm
such a fright, wiiy. or courpn, now na
lone ns wo dlo we'll I o with mother
again." . .
"Yes, you will, dearie."
An, i vim inn I'll tell her how
nwful good you'vo beon. I'll bl '"
meets ua at the door of hnnvon with
a big pltrher of water, and n lot of
buckwheat cakes, hot. and losslfl m
both sides, likn Hob and tun wn fond
of How long will It lo first?"
"I don't know nut vrry long."
Tim mnn'M iyi worn fixod on tho
northern horizon. In Iho bine vault of
tho honvnn there appearel tnrew nine
ppecka which Incren'ed In sire every
moment, so rapidly did they npprnsrh.
Thny speedily rolved thmndves
Into threo largo brown birds, which clr
ri.i rivni- tlm linndu nf the two wan
derer, nnd then Bctt'od upon omo
rocks which overlooked them.
They wern billiards, the vulture or
tho Wost. whoso coming la tho fore
runner of death.
(To li rontinurd.)
WllNT HIM SOMI! llinTlltt.
(llrl Improved on lUcue Offered by Her
Little llrothcr.
Annln wns Into, and like a nunidhlo
child, rhn reconlml thn fact ami Hop
ped running. ?pt mi Jnhnnlu. lie
belonged to tho clan that never kno
when it Iiiib enough of either Joy or
trouble, io ha kept up Ills laWlomi
trot until thu hcliool door was toadied.
There ho leaned dejectedly and breath
od heavily. Aiiulii eyed ti I tit with a
fcorn that grew as she looked. I-atcr
on they stood In tho olllco looking llko
a nst of llluntrntlons fur u new vcrilim
of tho "Lives ol tho Hunted," and
Jolinnv was talking, "I couldn't
menu It," ho nohlx-d. It win mo hlg
ulster Kntlu' limit. Hho mado mo cat
threo eggs, an' me muilder ays I can't
hold that much till I'm nine years old,
and" llo would havo babbled on
Indefinitely, tho tears rolling off his
fat, fool lull llttlo (aro, but the principal
handed lilm his ndminlnn slip and
turned to Annln. That young lady
bad a pamlnn fur acquisition, w with.
out further ado alio acquired JoIiiiiiIo'h
"I alo too many eirgti, too, and It
mado mo Into," sho explained.
"Imleod," nalil tho principal, "and
how many did you eat?"
Annie's lips curled scornfully as nho
remembered Johnny and his lulnorablo
llttlo threo eygs.
"I ntu revonty.four." she replied,
blandly. New York Evening Sun.
The Origin of "Windfall."
Did you ever havo a "windfall,"
and did you ovorwondei why you on Hod
It so, when the wind had nothing nt
all to do with your gd fortune? It
was to the peasants in William tho
Conqueror's timu that an actual wind
fall meant good luck, They woro for
bidden, under sovoro ponnlty, to cut a
forest treo, but whatovor thu wind blow
down was their own: hencu their
greatest fortuno was a heavy wind
storm and Its consequent "fall," Ami
hence tho name wo glvu our modern
good luck.
What Alligators flat.
More than onco curious things hnvo
been found in tho ttomnch of n nhark,
bot nevor lias such an extraordinary
collection been found ns was discovered
recently In thu stomach of an alligator.
This alligator wan killed In tlio Hoiulan,
and was moro than 12 foot In length.
In Its stcmach wero discovered eighty-
flvo stones, several birds' clawe, two
human flngor nails nnd tlnco hoofs of a
donkey, to ono of which a piece of ropo
was auicnuu.
Medals for Plrst Volunteers,
Governor Crane, nf MumuM,,,.,,,!!.
has signed tho bill awurdlinr n flll-il ll tn
every man from his ntnte who went out
i.. , ti i.i . , i. .
in renpuiino iu t retinoin Lincoln -h nrst
call for troops. Tlio pen with which
ho signed tlio bill lias beon prcsuiitod
to I'totlilont Ploroo, of thu "mluuto
mon ot 'Ol."
Baltimore to Honor Schley.
Ilaltlmoro Is rniitlilnrlni. n ,!,..
changing tho namo of Its North avonuu
io jcnioy iiveiiue. in nonor ol t in rem-
admiral. Tho present namo In no
lonuor unnroiirlatu. thn norllmr'n 1,,,.
durv nf the cltv linvlnir ovl,m,l,.,l In.
beyond that avonuu.
Praises American Scenery.
Paul Llmlau do.dnros In a rnront
magazine article t lint tlm ileepent Im
pression he had over recolvod on bin
trnvola In the new or old world wH
given by tlio Grand canyon of tlio Colo
rado river, In Arizona,
A Chinese Clarionet.
Tho Bonn, n'Ghinuco clnrlorot. la thn
fnvorito imtrument nmoniMlio. common
people, especially. at marrlnco and fun.
oral ont(ittulumon(e, - iu fifulu is from
F to U abovo,