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BOHEMIAN UPS AND DOWNS.
"Way up b a am hlh
Junl a few foot truta U" "'J
Dwell I In Bohemia.
What oara I for aught bslowt
Thr Iwra I uor f nentt nr fa
Fvtjr I thu trui!RliiR throng
hili I live my lif f aon
Up hi-ra in Bohemia.
Twon my Ui'lh my brtr root
Bet of friend, mini always
Raw. thine In Bohemia.
Upward aa 0m thick amnka curl
what oarw I fur ninip'rnui irw
U.va ! art.; my pipe I" string.
Why tot lows Una. In tho aong
Sung bora In BohomlaT
Of my llttlo aonga fall nut
HnngryT What care I fur that,
Pasting In Hohcmlaf
Put my only oual In pawn.
I.IVK oo tliut and ((ill a.ng on.
Puff my piw and think I've dined
Bam.oci.liil foate 1 llnd
Ottaa in Bohemia.
Hply. then, my rhyrarh-u take
With a ehek my fast o break.
rVast wo In Bohemia
Round the oorner of the block.
Sign, o'erhoad a crowing cock.
Mug of boor and aainlwieh Itno,
What can. we how nelob diuo.
Pouting In Bohwuiaf
Frtamu hare I sobm thtve or four
Vtitte enough, fur who baa mora.
In or out Bohemia!
With them Joy U always young:
Grtef la hut a song that'a ung.
Live we, laugh we debonair,
Sklea are bright and wind are fair
Always in Bohemia.
. E. l-ampbell in Kate Kwld'e Waddngtoa.
THE D003IED SKATER.
We had cast our lot, my twin brother
and myself, iu the roughest township of
upper " Canada Twenty years are in
their graves siuee then 20 years rung
out ami rung in by the clang of the
woodman's as and still that township
lies in the heart of its primeval forest.
Clotted woods overhang the solitary vil
lage, composed of a few log huts, night
ly drenched as with a death sweat
from the miliaria of the swamp. But we
came, yonug and impressionable, from
the old country ou a venturous quest
after fortune, and the disheveled wil
derness of thicket had its charms for us.
A river reft the huge tangle of the
woods with its dark, sluggish waters,
which crept and oozed in among decay
ing trees on either sida Banks there
were none, and the bleached skeletons
of the rotten trees alone marked off the
channel of the river from the dark feu,
fetid with myriad impurities. Such was
the aspect of the melancholy Scugog.
Our village was by no means a large
one. The scattered huts which made it
up had been knocked together by a
sprinkling of hardy pioneers on a soli
tary bluff which repelled the river from
its "base aud gave the fearless settlers
some ground of vantage over the sur
rounding swamp. There was tiot, how
ever, much cleared ground uny, very
little. Everywhere we were hemmed iu
by battalion after battalion of monoto
nous trees. As for our fellow settlers, w e
found them of a piece with the country
rough and hardy, as they had need
to be who 20 years ago colonized the
We were twins, Jack and I, but other
wise unlike. He was a fine fellow. I
acknowledged his supremacy aud re
joiced in his told, free spirits. From
his childhood he had been the most im
pulsive creature that ever pointed a
moral for headlong youth. Ever in
scrapes and difficulties, but never to his
dishonor, Jack fought one-half his ac
quaintances into loving him, which the
rest did of their own free will, aud my
heart still warms involuntarily toward
the wild, impulsive boy, with his head
strong soul all agog for mischief.
I I oonfes I was somewhat dismayed
by the aspect of our new country. Fresh
from the snuny lanes of Kent and the
loved circle at home, could it be other
wise? But as for Jack, he was in rap
tures with everything that disquieted
me. Nothing was more charmingly ro
mantic than our hut on the bluff and
no river could equal the brown, melan
We did not settle down to the regula
tion life of the settler all at onca We
determined to sip the nectar of life on
the Scugog, if indeed there was any of
that ambrosial draft to be drained in
the township The fascination of the
ewift canoe kept us almost constantly
on the dark, mysterious river, and, in
truth, there was scarcely any other out
let from our dwelling save ou its wa
ters. By day we fished, and we shot
from our frail skiffs, and by night, when
the moon was np, we would paddle
them in her silvery wake.
I have said that a few rough settler
formed our society on the Scngog.
Among them were some half breeds a
species of degenerate Indian who had
sunk from the dignity of forest life, to
the servitude aud buffeting of the white
settlers. They were lazy, good for noth
ing fellows, except in the matter of
fishing or shooting, wherein they were
proficients. We found them useful in
giving instruction in the canoe life of
our river home. I preferred, for my own
part, to go pretty much by myself on
our water excursiona Jack, however,
had uo such idea of placid enjoyment,
and speedily leaving me to my aquatic
reveries he hired a hang dog looking
scoundrel named Olier to assist him in
the management of his canoe. I ain no
great disciple of Lavater, but I never
liked that half breed. All these dregs of
Indian nobility are sallow, blear eyed
creatures, with a world of cunning, but
this fellow was chief of them all for ev
ery repulsive trait Of course Jack ridi
culed my sentiments about his new
servitor. He was a match for half a
dozen 20 fellows like Olier, he said,
and it was all right, and I was not to
bother my head about him.
It was getting late in the falL The
Indian summer that beautiful dream
of loveliness had restored to c in
evanescent beauty the glories of a Cana
dian autumn. The forests were as gay
with color as a herald's tabard, and the
air was yet balmy with the lingering
sweetness of summer. One exquisite
evening, born of one of these lovely
days. I was listlessly smoking as I lay
... tl. ),n nt I lie lilllff. vacantly sketch
ing home laiulseaiHMt tn thu dark N'ugog
rolling beneath. A ennoe idiot round the.
bmid of tlm river Mow tho village. 1
was pa.Wl.Hl by a solitary figure, who
turu.il out to In Jack. I knew he had
R,mo down the Scugog to fish along with
Olier, bnt now no half breed squatted in
tho opposite end of the canoe. A vague
dread seized upon me J'"'K
his little bark sheer tip the bunk, slumi
dorod his paddle and marched up to me.
"How now, Jack? What hnw you
done with your charming companion?"
1 inquired, disguising my eouj.vtural
fett' .. ...
"(lad I I don't know," replied my
brother, sitting down oriental fashiou
"Not a bit," was his answer, "now
at,. l.i I hn a.niiainted with all the ins
and outs of that Rosamond's bower?"
Here he indicated as much forest with
his arms as would have made a few
thousands of tho bower iu question.
"Oh, I perceive. He's gone tracking
deer or something of that sort," said 1.
immensely relieved by Jack's maimer.
There was a slight pause. My fears re
turned. I felt there was something
"Well," said Jack. I ll toil yen. i
A.n't aon whv there need bo any secret
about it. You were quite right about
that Olier, you were. ito s a goon mr
.,.hi, follow and eoollv refused this
afternoon to paddle me when I wanted
to go down the river a bit farther thau
"I ran the cauoo upon a yard of bank
whether an island or not I cannot tell
gave the insolent rascal a good bas
tinado with the paddle aud set him
"Good heavens!" I exclaimed, with
horror. "Dou'tyou know, Jack haven't
you sense enough to understand that
these Indian fellows are vindictive to
the last degree; that they will never
forget or forgive a blow?"
"Pooh!" said he, getting np quite
merrily aud marching homeward, say
, ii '.r river his shoulder: "Oh, dou'tyou
bother yourself ! Olier will lie down on
his marrow bones tomorrow, see u nc
isn't Besides, I owe him half a dollar. "
Tomorrow came, unfruitful w itu the
h,lf limvl's submission. The story got
abroad among the huts, and the old set
tlers, who knew their man. shook their
heads ominously and boded no goou to
mv impulsive brother. However, two
davs passed harmlessly, during which
Jack and I fished and shot together.
Olier had not reuppeared, and I begun
to breathe more freely. Doubtless he
had left the district. He was an unset
tled fellow, at any rate, and had no
property or tie in the village to tempt
Tweiitv miles lie low the village the
dark Scugog whitens into rapids and is
hurled with gigimtic power over a miry
precipice. I had often wished to see the
fsilla. hut it had been hitherto impossi
ble to accomplish the distance by my
single nrm. At last my wish was to be
gratified. A shooting party was made
up by some of tha villagers, ami at my
nronnt. rennest I was included. The ar-
nn.mnmiit wan to siicnd a night at the
falls, camping out ou the bank, and re
turn the following day. instead oi ca
noes we were to sail down iu a large
flat bottomed lioat, termed in Canadian
parlance a scow. Strange to say. Jack
AiA tint ram about u'Aua. saving that he
would enjoy himself more in his own
canoe, and as we were alreauy crow lieu
for room we did not press him tochange
Our expedition had little in it note
Tli river for over 30 miles'
sail remained the same monotonous,
melancholy Scugog, never varying lor
of a hand. Not a vestige of
clearance was there between onr village
and the falls, not a glimpse oi Dana.
Tho trpfw lined the waters like a wall.
and save the wild game no one ever tried
to force a way tlirougn ineir cioso um
ranks, woofed at the base by a table of
unwholesome verdure. This aspect I
had stern reason for remembering. The
only bright thing was the patch of
cloudless blue sky seen at the extremity
of this long reach of wood and water.
Over all brooded the interest silence.
No bird trilled us a single song; all
was still save for the lugubrious wood
pecker, which, perched on a rotting
tree, hammered its hollow sides with
its beak Tap, tap, tap I It was a most
We had seen the stupendous falls in
their lonely majesty and were steering
homeward in our scow. As we ueared the
village again, distant only some five or
six milei, the sun was sinking behind
the tree horizon. A sMght blue haze
bathed the long reaches of the river with
ineffable softness and beauty. We voy
aged on a liquid field of cloth of gold.
But ever and again, marring ray intense
perception of its loveliness, came the
ghastly tap, tap, tap of the woodpecker.
I could not resist a chilly sensation of
horror as I listened to the measured ca
dence echoing through the solitude. It
sounded like a coffin maker hammering
at his dismal task. A relief suggested
itself. Some of my companions were
French Canadians and the evening be
fore had cheered our bivouac with some
gay refrains of sunny France. I asked
them for a stave, but I said nothing
about the woodpecker, whose note I
wished them to drown. A strong chorus
soon vanquished the bird of ill omen
and rang up the vaulted river. I recol
lect the strain welL It was a favorite
voyagers' ditty, sung to the dash of the
Suddenly the song lulled, and again 1
shuddered as I heard the reverberating
tap, tap of the ominous bird aloft on a
spectral fir. My companions had ceased
rowing, too, and called my attention to
a canoe which was floating down the
river a few yards ahead of us. They
thought it was a break loose and stood
by to strike a boat hook into it, with
the prospect of a reward from the owner
up at the village. It soon dropped down
to us and came, like the note of that
ghostly woodpecker, tapping against our
skiff. There was a stifled cry of horror
tha aotllor at thO DOW, ftll.l M W
crowded forward to w hat wn the
matter another cried out the awful title
of blood, "Here, young fellow, mm your
brotherMtalkiHl by Olier mire's
there's death in a ntlo bullet I"
It was mi awful emit My poor broth
er lay Mit over hi idle twiddle in tho
canoe", weltering in his heart's blood.
Au avenging bullet had passed through
his heart Walked by Olier I Fiendish
Indian, that was thy work, and my
brother's blood rested on thy head I 1
shall not now detail tho agonies of that
Indiau summer. Through all my grief
ran the thought of an exterminating
vengeance. Vengeance? Nay, scant jus
tice. I sought what lias been law Hiuoe
the world beganblond for blood. H
was vain iu those early times of a judi
cial system in Canada to wek for a rig
orous pursuit from the dispenser of
legal justice. The criminal executive
might 1 willing, out tneir arm was
weak. Retribution in the trackless wild
of wood, and water where I dwelt could
jirtieved only from my own steady pur
pose and solitary endeavor.
I could depend but for small aid on
the settlers. Some of them indeed cursed
the foul murder in no stinted siioccii,
but others again imputed little crime to
the blood stained redskin and even went
so far as to justify his sneaking code of
vengeance, Olier had left the district,
but a certain instinct told me ho would
ere longcome Iwk again. Likely enough
ho would suppose I could uot long ru
maiu iu'a place to which such hateful
memories clung, and then he might
safely venture back. I waited my timti.
Safe he was in the tangled thicket, but
to tho end I knew that uo covert under
henvcu would preserve him harmless
from my wrath.
Winter set in, hard and white and
cold. The river Snig.g was a level road
of ice. The trees were choked up with
snow, and on each side of the ice bound
river the forests towered like massive
cliffs Jt chalky rock. No iwith could
now lie forced into the recesses of the
forest Mow onr village. Scarcely had
winter settl.nl down for his undisturbed
reign when I heard whisperings that the
villaiu half breed was again hovering on
the outskirts of tho settlement It was
told mo that ho was living iu a kiud of
wigwam above the village, and also
that he had more than once come to the
very dwellings of the settlers by night
to visitjiis friends aud obtain various
articles for his camp. I knew it would
be vain to attempt to track him to his
wigwuiu or, at all events, to surprise
him. His wcaalcraft was much too deep
to admit of such a possibility. But a
wild inv trembled through my
being when I heard he came by night to
the village, A terrible scneme ui ven
ir,.:i!ii'o swent across mv soul, and I felt.
u.) matter how fiendish the spirit, that
the doom of the Hair lireea was uxcu, aim
that I was to lie bis unrelenting execu
tioner. Night after uigiit I hiy conceuled at
the hliTiT await-itm tho murderer. I was
armed with pistols and wore skates.
Skating was an amusement wlncii l niiti
excelled in when a schooHsiy, and facil
ity in the art was of the last iniimrtaueo
to my scheme of retribution. At length
lin eame. It was an exquisite night.
The wJito expanse around sparkled in
the sheen of a young CaniMliai) moon
which sailed calmly tlirongh a clondl.-M
skv. I could have shot the villaiu us he
skated by mo within 50 yards, but 1
wonld not rik the chance, unit ls-sidos
my vqrigeanee cried for a sterner fate
than death by the pistol. jo sooner was
he nast mv hiding place, thau with a
shont of exaltation, I started on his
track. Olier swerved a moment to see
who his pursuer was, then, quick ns
lightuiug, tried to double np the river
again. But I hurl anticipated this, and
mith a K-Loil nisto! in either hand I
barred 'his passage. With u curso he
turned and sped swmiy down me ice.
And now tho race for lifo began.
Mile after mile we swept along in si
lence. An awful, portentous silence n
v.m thmnirh which nothinir broke save
tho hollow boom of the swift steel cut
ting its way over the imprisoned river.
Th TTifKin lit, me iiriblv to mv veiiifeauce.
He could not escape me, for I found
with savage glee that I was a matcn ior
.1,.. mrif, f.u,tl in. linn Olier soon be-
IU7 11 " 1 1 . ' ' " -
canie aware of this, too, for now and
again hfc would skate close to uio wooos
looking in vain for an aiierture. But no ;
there was but one outlet from this
walled iu river, and that was over tho
Faster and faster yet we skated to
ward the cataract. It could not tie far off.
I pictured to myself what Olier's
thoughts might be. Did he know whith
er he Was hastening, or had that awful
light yet to flash on his guilty mind?
The half breed tnado answer to my
thmight 1 saw him in the pale shim
mer start convulsively and throw his
arms iu the air. But he dared not stop,
and on ho darted again with a yell of
despair, which echoed weirdlike np the
frozen channel. Another sound came to
my car, and I knew what had caused
that cry of agony to burst from Olier ;
it was the dull thunder of the falls! We
were Hearing them fast. Still tlio walls
of snot' shut in my victim, and every
moment lessened his frail hopes of
escape. One chance was left him to
disVuico me and hide somewhere in tho
snow from my scrutiny. Vain hotie; the
wings of the bird could scarce have
saved him !
Hoarser and louder grew the noise of
the waters. If I thanked the Almighty
in frantic prayer that tho murderer was
delivered into my hand, I humbly trust
that it is forgiven me now. From the
time I had first started on Olier's track
we had maintained exactly the same
( IstJuce between us jierhaps about 100
or 10 yards. I still grasped my loaded
pistols ready for any stratagem on the
part of tho I nrderer.
And now the crash of the falls caino
loud and ominous on the ear. Another
five minutes would decide the hunt
Suddenly Olier turned and stood at bay.
Ho was not armed. I had felt certain of
that all along, for otherwise he wonld
have measured strength with me More.
Without abating my pin. I skated down
upon Mm. lioldin a levels pistol Hi
each Imn.t Hull my piirp.
fixed as ever only to shoot the villain M
a last resource. W lieu I was within no
yards of him. tho coward faltered and
again tnrn.il swiftly down the river.
With a veiling laugh I pursued ".
pressing'! ill more hotly on his track.
iVafening was tho roar of the cata
ract. High into the pale sky ascended
the mist of its spiny, through which the
splintered line of the mmuilight darted
in rainbow tinted Uauty. I could see
directly in front the Jagged line of the
ice wh'em It was brokou by the rapids
iniiiieillatelv above the cataract, and be
yond I could trace tho dark volume of
tho Scugog as it einerg.ilfr.ini its prison
uf anow and ice, F n instant the
half breed turned his face toward mo ns
I pressed, with concentrated hate, on
his f.sitstepi. Never tdmli t forgot the
horrible despair that distorted the vil
lain's foal tires. It was a mercy that the
sullen roar of the falls drown.il his
ourmI knew he was shrieking curses
01, ,of,ir they would have haunted
me iu after years,
With the courage which is begotten
of the darkest despair, he diish.il ou to
tho brink of the rapids, and the next
moment I was alone on the ice I 1 guieed
with stem joy on the dark llxl which
had seised iii its resistless hands the
sh.ilder of blood and was hurrying him
over tho falls. For a moment I thought
I eon Id perceive the murderer struggling
in the eddies, but the illusion, if it was
one, could live only for an instant. The
cataract was within pistol shot, and as 1
turned back over tho dreary wilderness
of ice anil snow I knew that the doom
of the guilty skater had Urn fullilled.
Alsiut HUM there were !h0 burial in
the pariah or Mam lu ster iu eight years.
A century later the population of the
town, township ami parish of Manches
ter mnl Salfnitl had increased to fiO.OOO.
The wealth ..r the district grew with
strides which were equally rapid. At
the close or the seventeenth century the
hous.s of wo.il and piaster gave place to
more commodious buildings of brick
Tho manufacturers attcnd.il at their
warehouse before 6u 'clock ill the morn
ing, a breakfast of milk and porridge
was provided in huge howl for all, and
masters and apprentice alike dipped
therein on terms of equality, with coarse
w.KHleit spoons. A dancing assembly
opon.il alsmt 1710. Then years later
there were hut tliree or four carriages in
the town. Sedan chairs were introduced
half way through the century, and it
was not until I "s that uny one in busi
ness presumed to set up bis carriage.
At the m-.-i-ssi.in of timrge III the din
ner hour was still fixed at midday. Aft
ernoon visii!. were puid by the fashion
able dailies at a o'clock, and they met in
theold collegiate .'hur.li at prayers when
the hmir of 4 was striking, la the even
ing the gentlemen asseuibl.il ut a club,
where the. -lit. ilaiinient was at first lim
ited to fom -pence I r alt) un.l a single half
penny for tubal-."', reaching at last to
the uiipimileiiti' l extravagance of "a
sixpenny worth of punch. " This was at
tho lions., uf Joloi Shaw, who had been
a trooper in ytie ;i Anne's forces, un.l
had brought from ihe Low Countries the
art of brewing pnnch. Tho hours of
gathering began ut 0, and i t H the guests
were summarily uriler.il fimi the r.sim
by the burly landlord, and if his behests
did not efl.i t their pui'iKw..- the (lisirs
wero flissled with water by tlio surly
muidhcrvanf. Teuiplo liar.
Tan u in.
Tho extraction of tannin from palmet
to leaves has now become a practical in
dustry, and it is claimed that leather
tanned with this product can he more
economically produced than that which
is treated with oak or hemlock bark,
while the residuo forms a valuable pa
per stock, which is also utiliz.il. In the
process of extraction tho leaves and
stems are separated, the stems nro
crushed flat through rollers, while the
leuves are finely shr.ilded. This materiul
is then placed in a largo w.ssleii tank
and covered with water, the mass is
brought to tho boiling point, but not al
lowed to boil violently, being kept near
but below the boiling point for 4H
hours, the liquid being then ready for
the tannery. After tho tuuniii has been
extracted the palmetto is steamed in u
chemical solntion, which removes the
silicate (.intiiiiied in tho palmetto and
changt the glossy shield to a gummy
mass, which can be removed without
injury to tho liber, but in making imi
tation horscliuir this gummy muss is al
lowed to dry, as it adds to the elasticity
of tho liber. There are several combina
tions in which the production of tannin
and filler is said to bo practicable and
advantageous, so tliut tanneries situated
in the vicinity of puer mills can grind
the palmetto in the same manner us
hark, and the residue, after bleaching,
is in proper shape for tho pajHsr mill.
New York Sriu.
A Tn Inch Vermiform Appendix.
The vermiform appendix, or cul de
sac, tho death trap attached to tho large
intestines iu the humuu and allied sm--cies,
and which of late bus received
lunch utteiition, has ls-en believed by
some to bo ui organ just developing. It
has even been argued that tho babies of
three or four centuries henee will nil
have to be ors-rated on for the purpose
of removing that useless upK-ndage. Re
mit developments, however, in dissn-t-ing
a gorilla, proved that tho animal's
uppcudix vermiformis was 10 inches iu
length, whereas iu the hnmun being it
seldom oxc.iils 3 inches. From this
it is argued that tho apliondix is really
brenling out, and that the future mail,
instead of having that organ dc vclnis-d
to the size of a ten pound sugar suck,
will really havo none at all. St. Imis
To II is Taato.
"Ah," said tbo old printer, who hud
just coma down to bo a waiter in a
cheap restaurant, "this is likoold times.
Hero I am distributing pi !" Fhihuiel
M llliieruliiwe .HMJI
There had ta-en acock . ' -
I her Unlit.''" a big ..row. there llmt
a" , ami ewrvLily was In high gl'i'
T , New JorM... delegation re""-";-1
, m ... and mugl.. V? "
r, Ut..flnd. even Iu thai fav..r.il r- M --.t
Among Ihem w,u a ira..lng .11 r.aiter,
,l,e walk sort of -wanner ' ' '
" h. look is-l.'ii l"" . 1 i -
... 1 U l"ly on..... and .l.dl..dl..M.
Z , n the ...her "' cheek was .utT
"t l ", umlerhlng ntiM, while ever a...
a .. .- wltlia Usk action Jerk, h. wou d
a, ml n.vtra trill of M J1'1"" "v"f ,M
?l, I l. r, which It- wlthl.. mi-tfo had
t . r v I logo of tllgln. laklim the tun-
vern.ll..n,th..eur..f Krnullni J
, alk uf Klamlon. Mio-runm t "
JloTolo-. lime, hi I-'""' waletlM"
power, wim. weak lit eo...Holi.
' At tbo licit station a young lady canal
on lsM.nl, lNv.nl Kid as Venn, and ''
Ml Mail How-, ran. a tl-wer cam.
In .. h aw...lw, a .,...- . ..
mi,i,...v,.r '' ''"'" wa:,,,,inr ; :11
wet tavupUil I " "V l"'"'
offering mine, when a o,il!.fi.l La-klng
avail...,,,..., or .r.. '""'
"Allow III.-." I- ld Hltely. "to l"l
over tho Iwk of thl out."
"Hoy?" the othnr gruiil.il.
Tho rwimwt w.w r.''"t'il ,
"Si. )iu dun,.il tln.t! "wiv. lh gruff
W'Vliit!''slr" "' gentleman l-'tton t.
"'M.k'.w' hens you," IdiLUmil tlm bul
lr "don't vmi offer to k br to rllo mot
That's my wlvl.v. on 1 kImH fr"0. '.au
I f.vl a liilrii.t In u "
"Hut thin ludy UeiitHl.ii to a wt, l"e
"tilve 1st your own H'i " '"l' J"""
eliln nnial. r, by lioky. you will rlln
net" . , ,
A a hwt nwirt. I ho ir.-i.tloiiii.il npalnl
lo the ii.iiilui-tor. v. Im i hioinil t" !
tng Hut tliw latter tl.vllu.il to Interfere.
Such thlllK- mi"t I"'' " .I'wrteay.
lUwldm It wim ii"t hl I'hwi. t" tnk mrt In
tho ilUput.n .f 1wj.-4.111r.-P. S. M.ylng. h"
went hi way, piiii. hing tlckola and lak-
lug no further hint.
Issl IiIimi you, you Lev rlt.il mot
)iiil.il the bully. slirliiKliiKt'' hUf.vl and
( rlilln up l tl' young man, who ill.lii t
Mi-ill iittow'lnlt'l'' blstlnnirt-r. " V.tu've
gone no stuck your Immo Inter oilier Jf
pl' luisliiiiu an I'm goln to pull It"
All at tempi wn mwlo l. ault Uio action
to ihe word. Iml ta.fro Ihe molaihrl.iUly
otTi-ndlng iim-iiiNt IiimI li-n min h a.
toucliiil aoiiiellilog It ln.il aoawlftly I
.iiuhlu't if wltle It wim the gentleman's
(lt t.k ll. rvul.- on Iho jaw and feiit
him irtwlliig lo I !' "th'-r e.i.1 of llie rr.
Ho didn't g-t up liiiiiiiillntely. ati.l when
he ill.t Im vi'iutil a Utile U-w iltler.il . t
whHlier bo luul I"'" kiua-kwl .hwu or th
tn.ln hwl run .iff the tniek. H" bad had
enough, at nil oveuM. wherever II ran."
fniiii, n win iiuu.lf.-t Iron. tls. .uIhIu.iI
air with whli h he t''k I. la UeMrtur for
tlioniiiiiLlngear, wlilttu-r hU n.i.ilu.iiloli"
wmiii fullowett, mi.loulit aii-rvtlyrli.i.-klliig
at the reult, im usually 0.1 the rhui.w uf
a whlpil bully.
rap Kilderkin, thuiiruprtetorof lh New
Jerlehi. lttt, wn the iinwl iiiiiiiuuiili atlvo
of hn.ls. IL fcire lull lino thai l.lglit I iw
thoroughly and aocumlely "up" Iu U tlio
gi.il of tin' pliut' mid hud tl witutluUMi
atatlillei at toy tlng.-n' eml.
Amim olhir Ihlligs, I learned llmt
"statnl pni.i lilng ' hud hitherto lvn
aiii.ilig the wauls of tin. naiiiuuiilty, hut
that a "supply" had lu ll t length oh
talii.il, and tlio new niinl.ler wiw riMi.i
to oilier on his ilutlea .Mi Iho iimrniw.
Anil a refrtwhln wiwui lie 11 liev in
UI,,. 1 .L.,I
"Oh! liill tirtnkey ail t'irtlier rhnp's
goln to break Mm In tennirt-nir. an of ymi
want to aoe fun I'd rilwlMiyou tugnllmr,"
And I did go not "to n fun." hut. I
trust, from U'lter mot Ives. Iap wont, I'm
by what prtiiupl.il 1 prefer not Judging.
Whun wo rem lied the tliun h, tin, ii.lnU
ler hod not yet iiiimIo Ids uis-i.n.ii.i.,
though n gixstly luiiiils-rnf liii.rers liit.l nl
ready assembled. A few iiiluiitn luler yea
terttny'ii ilelegi.iliui to Iho Hliierulii etvk
light, heiitltil by tho MU;ipilliiil bully,
sit.iiitvrtil In anil walked iiiilxlly down th.i
'That'a Hill lirlnkey," wlilsis-ml Tap.
"an them's Collier chaps."
"Mukii way for tho mourners ("haiir out
Bill, crowding with Ills .iiuianloiiN Into a
front seat, when, a bolHterous conversa
tion was str.n-k up, mingled with mi In
eesMint crin kling of isikiiuis.
"1 kin tell you tliar programme," I'up
oonl Imiiil. "A pm'k u' cno-kers'll Is.
tetrbiil till doorln tlio fust liymo, au a pair
o' Kiiiiin chickeim as a nouplu ' them
chaps gut In t bar vketH'U lie sot flghtlu
us soon as tho lex's gin out, arUir which
gell'ral Netl'll Imi III order. "
A sudden silemii fell upon thooongregn
tlou. Not a iniiriiiur was lieartl, and tin.
peanutH roused to cnieklo. IMiklng up, I
saw tho new lolnlnler in tlio pulpit, and
guess my surprise. nl m-ogiillng him im tin.
young iiiiin thai luul si rin k out so defl ly
from bis shoiihler tin. iluy Is.-foret
Wit h a clear, miiiily vole., bo gnvo nut s
liyimi, which wim Hiiug through without
iiilt-TTiipl loll. A prayer wim onYnil i.mlil
profounil untl tleciirotiH sileiice, Anolher
hymn follow-etl, mill then a sermon, ear
nest, plain, pmellritl and without, a word
of cant In It. l-'roni tho Is'glniilng to the
end of thu exerciM-s lint nit unwi'inly sountl
was beartl, savo a slnglo Ineipleiit crow,
promptly choked till, fr.nn nnu of I lie III
"I say. Hill," I overheard from nnu of
"t'other chaps" uh they iiiiulo their way
out, "that parson's a trump. Hi, print-he
a downright good lick an lights fnir."
If, was easy to see the new minister's
still us was sell leil. 1 huvo since beard that
Hill (irinki y Ihi-uiiii. mi exeiuphiry mum-ls-r
of tin, eliiireli ami the pitrson the hap
py husband of tho lutly as wIioho cIiiiiii
pion ho first, ni-hieviit popuh.rlty. Jutlgu
Clark In New York News.
A Smart t.'lxrk.
"Joseph," said tho loerclmnt to tho
bright young man with tlm Is-nt of refer
ences, "the lsH,kk.M-H'r tolls uio you ha
liMt the key of tho wife, and he tali not get
at tho books."
"Yos, sir, ono of them. You gave uio
two, you remember."
" Yes; I had duplicates made In cum- uf
accident. Anil tho other ono!-"
"Oh, sir, 1 took cam of that. I was
afraid I might low huh of thorn, you
" A ml Is tho ut her all right t"
" Yos, sir; I put it whore there is no dan.
gerof It's Ih-Iiii; km. J,4 u. Iu tu aafa,
THIS IS TMB WAV A WMlTIR 8,n.
UH TMI NATIONAL 0AM,
Ta tltr Vaa Trtlak tua K
Ilia tlrvalar Imhm tha
IWIaj An raaoluatliic
rlua.laa .Taa Tkr im
la laa tiaaw.
iwrlaal Tklaas la tiaaw.
". jrou kbow any thing ,1,1
gatu.. of H.kerf" I asked nl a ttivui.
"Jaal rnough Ul slay tail uf
Then Is a rurioua uiinuluilty uf
raty als.ut "iker, csai lally sumium
who know soiiicthltiK of tin faaUMjla
1 never saw au old jajkor lilwynt
rlaliii.il to be fumllur with lUg
1'oker la aon iet lung likn a Woiuau,
l.aiger you know her tho lea jou 4ttuw
ber ami innli rtiiut her 'I'lmt Is to mi
fuillllltil Hy W Uh Hikor, lltsteatl ut traaj.
iligiiilitolupt.llispili'S tlit.l 0ie-t Whirl,
u ..lid iiiH.ii 111111. rtallitv mid u. ..
.. . , - .....
Ulikliowabl.v The latat inker iUyrrtar
tiiarrl.il men. Tito of teiur i uiaa w
liiiirricil the lilt no liiiabwt hi, U
"ailing lip" woliiiinkln.l. llniaaoui.
ll.loii.li IU blmiw u Judgment of ,umu
Uaturo. II.. Isimmw w ary. Ilu lira la
wait, never thoroughly utiM i
own iiiiu.l im to what will turn up nut
never alMohiU'ly ti rtuin whetlHit unt
against him Is n high or a hiyal flu
"bluff" or " dead, lend pi clnc,"
1 iom no lady Hii'taliy a nuuraa
h.ily will rend this It U tin diairtof
initio to raise tho auto ou their ptaaibllt
tun. 'Una nut uf aliMiire regiud mj
It ii. only the young and liiimrtauKl
who know all ubottl Wtuu. ii. i uonl;
the fnli young ainnleur who knowiaU
alomt poker And, like tho aiaii ka
taggers tip ugi.tual a r.ui lot 10 wim (k
iho Hint time, this in Hi of daring- ti4 Is
Ir.iiiciilly wins where rir ti-iiBoi
ami uaitltiii. quit tho lias-r. Kvcnbwl;
bus lie nil of tho lliieveot who ut. up
and pluiita 1 or su oil the wkuiiing (K
mid calls ! lie In ru .111 tho lust car.la out
of tho bo on tho first deal while tba
oiM-rt, with orwltluitit a system, ! nn
tout w ith .aid or even or playalho am
open Mild uii.aitoiitutl.maly coppcm Us
m.i rii the annio liteH rii isvl pU;n
will ait dow n nl 'kcr and forstiBw
bulllo tin. w it of tho kii-neat card uliarp
Ilia very Iguoraiico of tlio rule if lbs
game protects hint.
1'i.ker bus Uiu 1l4.ilu.1l by a ryu cms
giime ul which ono friend alUtlwwalo
rul another. For the nutii f w imIuhi m
a gambler will not riudily t-iigngo tih
sui.iig. r or tempt II. klo f. at uuv with
profcaiioU.il jilayera Uo u.ual tli.n-f.
confttie his aptvuhtdoil lo lii kiiuwa
ui,ti.iinuuc ami f 1 lends. Notwith
Hun. ling Uie ipar. til aolnlily of taut
d. llutlloii. It l uot very dllllcult In Bad
ineu w tiling lo I robla d. wi th.-J rtijuy
Iho opi.irtuUlty of holding up thvuUW
fellow. What istiinuii.rtily know 11 at Iha
"geutlcuiau'a game" is usually ttusle
npof Biuulcur gt and a ly cvi'rtar
two wurki-d iu to Unveu the lump Mro
whotuakoa living by cards n1 toe
"genlletnuii's gamo" als ut thw h'
and clubrooiiiN. the real geiitl.-niiu ke
iug their Uunba for tho thearing TUa
profeanitsial game, strictly as au.li. U l
Ui.t uiikuowu. Ill these times of lull
giimbling laws every Im.U I In lliewty
bus Isx-oiiio a gnuilillng houw. poker be
ing tho ruling gauie. tio throiiuli any
1 dowu towu Inrtrl during the main
when d.ii ar ajar and you w ill Una
scorea of games Iu full bliwl.
There uro thrw things of import!
braitles kiHiwing the game cards, ooor
agoitud Jutlgmeiit ul huinuii linturo, The
; last is the greatest nl all Tho ablliijW
read tbo liuiuiiii tnunu naiM to out
tho probable value of a flutter of uasya
lid. lu detect the slightest tremor of a
i uiUM-lo. to atvuratoly gauge the liuona
tioii of a voice those am unjuireiii.-ins.
uud lo ts able- to do all of Iheao with
ouch and every new opponent would l
1 perfection. Moii aro very different. n.l
no two ineu ut Mikcrcau Isuneasund by
thoKiiuiH stun.lard If tu study uwu w
tho pros.r study of mankind, poker i
I tho greutest at h.s.l ever invenl.il
Thiiirutieally four act beat Mtiy ""
band held against them. As an lnieti-t-ingfm-t,
is rfiiily familiar t.iovety krerr
I of tho gamo, 110 hand at all is necessarily
a'liiit.i f I.,. imliNillifl luruclv dois'litliut!
uiKiti the none and ju.lgment of Uw
player. A iiir of deu.m and a royal
Uush of nerve have been knowu lo work
wonders. There is whom the fun ciiium
iu. You can count safely on iiothmjt
except of course, that thu other folio
will "do" you if ho gets an iis-niK
Just keep your eyes ou him. If you Im"
an eye ill tho back part of your hoati,
ton, it will Is, of KWil assistance.
Never presume on human honesty in
a gumo of jsiker. It will save hard fwi'
ings, if uot money. Tho man who is tw
soul of integrity in ordinary Imsim
w ill turn you down in a horse trado W
do you up ut jsiker without a tw ingot'i
enscien.. The essence of js'ker sill
lies lu deceit and the more 1'','ltI"(
you aro tho nioi-e likely you will beti
come out ahead. . ,
Women make gissl poker players, m
never play uny gumo with money m
With a woman. Who cau't helpcheu"'
untl w hen you catch her at it you can
punch her in tho nose or kick her out
When a mail can draw one caul, ww
fours iu liaiitl, with exactly the saw
impassive comitonaiice or expression 0
ditll.leneo bo will wear in drawing toi
hob tailed flush, ho will have aim""
mastered tho art of poker. There is "
011.1 higher step, and that is to bo able
road such a face correctly. .
In poker chocks or any other proiuis
don't go. It is e. a 11. . ash on tho ua
Noisily of cxiierieuce of the game
trust unylsidy who plays it, That is a
other Is uut v of tho institution. 1 J "
shake off all moral obligations and im 1
every man on tho dead level of a
moii immunity. A muu's chock or w
of honor may go for thousands 111
street ami Im 110 g-l at poker. I
a mii-ssary rule of tho gania U 7
lu.vcu't cash and cash to su. 7 !
l-iier atuv out rf it. Hettej- to slay ov
anyhow New York llural.l