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THE COAST MAIL.
THE COAST MAIL.
Publlshod ovary Baturdiiy Morning
DEVOTED T6 .
WKUSTKIt, nAOKKll rt (.OCfKIUltT,
Uriliflld,CoM Co., OraI(oii.
tkiihm, in Advanoi:,
Tlio Intcrosta of Sonthoru Ore
gon Vlwnya Foremost.
On Tar ','ia M
8li Monttii ,,,, 1 W
Tars Month j og
To sdtsrllaara n iMiarmitna lh iuu.1
The Devdopmatit of oar Mlnei, the Imprort.
in (mt of Our Harbor, and Railroad Com.
tuunlcatton with the Interior, DpccUltla.
KfsTorsbl larmt ml fair iWklliiir,
- vol. ir
MAKSllFIELD, 011EG0N, SATUItDAY, AUGUST 9, 1679.
" i ,i HPfwiwvmpiMlilH
8w art Mlilvrri.
"Vim lltltik Ilia ttorM la only uulo
for Jim nut ueli m j n," lw said,
l.tuitliliii; slutid In ImijI.Ii toorii,
Of lxtjl.li mltlli mill inlagliltif litiji', .
t'Hlio hour liirmi froiu"vlit ro'lo sluvd
Ifrliikluu lir Utile llkn iioi.I
0 sllkaii eurU Iwfuto th !,
IWio nrr Inrntil to ko lilio past,
sr MiiWBrnl lilm ears Mlilt a latiuli
fiat half oonf...llilil)ol.li"ali.ir,",, ,
lul Ml aloha, eotifronttd llira
nililmr owniiU)f lre.lt ami (air.
tsuddfli liluali III up Iter lactf
'Hli lunr-r J nil Hi and flr.l.ir liiaro.
tml eyi that worn Uoii'irt-ly IUI
A iituniotit etucr, th tlioui;lit iiniuixl,
rUH)n llis nuuotlilnit uf a Irtae,
INow umiklix) ludxill) (Kili.tlojaiiM4,
' Why not, why iil" alio Illttr orlrd,
Oolot llieRay itulUul rldt.
I5 Tim awed wild Iniiot'Uic ul youlli )
" Why mil fur me, Cur in, furaotilli,
Anil anvil u uio tljfyaoild b iu.ilp,T, .
tfur m II. KWlaa all arrsyrdV ' ' "
" foraluoj Uio wurld ui Ufa W,mi,
What (HHl'a liH'iurt bars uul run
Through all tbu aliens il julu.luly
fa prali uf iu. ntl swell a ml fit
Vor tuullt slid U.-atily In l day
E flu roll lit wi.f IJ, ami ll fnr aytl,
Ut), iHaWsl of lhitt (J I, liaa auui;
In yum thai iIiiuuhU II.ii wot lil ku ruiif.
" AnJ Iter.' uiy ilaye to llo ami icia.
To Uktllitiiy aiul v () inin
, ruiii Ihla olil Murlil, llial'a liu.lo fur luf,
rir mo, fur in ami audli a m P
(lay laughter rang lhrouili ry oiJ,
Ant yl briiratli Uio lauKlilerailurd
A MWelhliiu tuoi than IctliiK I'lat
Ju.l aMvrl eillcii that try ilay.
HU halt Ullrlnl In roW tiltli,
In lh acf I lukiti iico of yuulh.
Thai all fur lir a fuuliaU inalil,
Tht) MvrU'e kT K'u'l'a r airtytil,
-AVii l'ny(n YwtA'i CoMfMnftm.
The Itclln of llio Canal.
" Dail wunta you lo comn down tlmr,"
alii a tall, fcliy, cluyoulorml )d. to
I Who i your fallwr, uy ld J" wkeil
UiOgaii Ub limn,
Ho ' Unola Jim'," wo Uio Jnconlo
j)lr, timilo hIUi ilouncaiil ntc,
' Wlier.. almll I Uuilliliu TT'
"To tht boat-Hid cttiiftwl. boat ii(-
fcti tlio Jcmor otilu. ' rviiliitl tint boy.
n(uriuK lo fad n luio roil lul what
IftKonml to him n vury iluu room tint
ItflaJcftll ntUily. with it a fuik iilaturua
rU)il art clcn of hilc-abro."
1)0 you know what Mitir father
rwanU of wo. my boy r" akml thu itou.
" To marry folk.."
" Who r
"CVIIantld I'Jua Joo."
" Who nro thoy ?"
" W'J. Jf u kuoir who Coll i, don't
"TJlal'a ritlMr : I tlllltlulit nvnrvlirwlv
lltnow'd hor, AM 04Uawl fulka doc.
Vliy, a iU,ieu m Vm Iim want ml to
iiaarry lior, hut limy couldn't K"t ttvr 1"
P ' lndciHl I 1VI1 mo who ho la thou,"
! fuiiil Uio miuiatvr, mtllitK
K, " Wiy, ahu'a boa. of tho Kru,
filiough thoy call Jad-Unclo Jim
l " "Uo my oouaiu. Hho do-a nil
fMhoimu work nlwnrd. Hho eoorca tho
IrulKht ; hirca ami turns off thu nitui ;
wu auu won l imvii OU it that tnimli.i
liquor aboard. Hho rmi.la thu Im.iL
puid ilotur' imj.ora to ua, ud alU Ua,
Ikflil touohoa ua ilnurua : ami Im.k...
wtoryboily, from caii'u down to thu
lajnvera on thu towjmththo liorava,
Wo, t r that mattor."
K& " Whuru ia till) umlil lint (n l,n ' ...V..
TM thu mltiitor.
h" Ou tho boat."
" IuiIihhI I Whore do rou live whau
nro not on thu loat V'
("Nowhnrra. T I,,.... .1. .1 n...
IMrtt. nuil 1 hono I'll illn tl.r t vUii..,i
fUm Aunt boliim'a farm in O'ligy county
lot, mid I wait nwful lomtaomu in u
IPW room nil 'louoo' uIkIiU I 1 oouldn'l
IHwo in n hootmo."
Iwliun tho njiiiolntod hour imo, tho
Hniatur inailo hn wuy to tho whurf.
ro lav u licet of onnnl boatn thrtui
. lie law it row of laiitorna Itmib
ovor two of thorn, lo tint onu fur-
(oat out, nud vun nbout nakitiK for tho
ri, wiiou 11 g.mnt, Kruj-lmirtil mini
Dimml tin lo him. took ulT IiIh hat ru.
!ot)iiully. unil HHkml : .
"Tluiii I'm your num. air I Olva mo
IVOtir hand, nod I'll load yotl ovor aa
IJwfu ua If jou woio in your owu lino
1110 cabin wan mcrclr 11 lonir. nnrrow
laco, with Kill I y ourlulnud wIiuIvch nil
round it, half of which wor uow lut
wown for bt-dH,nud voro llllod with
tlcojilng chllilrnu who woro too young
y win imy jiuri 111 uiu comini; loallvl'
From out of tho arotin of nddlv.
Ircaatul iioraona Ktliortnl thqro, alartod
u.jr.u,oroiiyoiiiiK follow, who, im
"7 roniy aeon tlio niltiUtor, waa
iturdtid U tliu lirmwr mm lo ivt.ni.l
Dnjilbillty to him."
"lllkllO I lllllhl rr.K, VI .u.u II...
irlnittlvo nnltitu. ' Thia wuv I 'l'l.la
tiro uhoor wua aot for vim. 'I'M.. ,....
trith thoaruy board ia my futhor, Un
lo Jim,' Thia woman with tho luoo
poinir unit tlio imliy on, la my molhor.
Ihat thuru Klrl with tlio aky-blno uownd
iuil lou of Unlit hulr on, ia Coila, tho
urldo ! and him next to hur. with tlm
iiik clieoka uud tho blno uookliu to
uatoh hor gowud, ia l'iuk Joo,' tluit'a
0 bo hor IiiimIiIu nud ull thu mat on
m la vanawl mou nud their wlvoa nnd
Havlllir .llu,,!. ........ .1 11. 1. ...III. .Il
Hft. P HIOUIIUIKUll 1III0 Ylllll BIHili
!ng rapidity of ijioooh, tho iioor follow
am 1 --..
mtnk down 101 if ho woro tixhauatcd.
iiion tlio Ioiik neat thutoxtatidrtd round
Aftnr,Miaklilft lmtulfl kindly with tho
wholo diotu'i'iany, iiihI oaatioj; n falhorly
frlaiioo at tho aooro of littlo onoa on tho
Miolvt'H, tho miuUtcr auatod hlmaolf
with tho rowu7k ;
'J You nil nooin tory coy nnd happy
lioro, Ia tlio brMo to Ilro 011 tho boat?'
All oyim woro turned 011 tho f(roat
huxom f,M with lifht hair and ray
oyiia, and alio rodiod .
" iToa, air, tilno I'll novnr bo a brlilo 1
1 wan born on ttfb bout, and whon
father mid mothur dlod, I jiut my tu
olo Jim in captain, and alula lioro,"
" Hut thti'i onii'ii, nllor all, Clary,
ami wd all havo to abip round 'board 'o
thia boat, I toll you I" oriodnn old man,
" I don't tuk anybody to do what 1
won't do injHolf, Hlinoii. If wo'ro abort
hamlctl, nud tlittro a frolght to bo taken
ou, or laudud, I put my own hauda to
tho work.na you may noo by their hard
ucaa. 1 halut hail a land bringing
up, but I'm not a hoalhon fur nil that.
I vo got my prluoiploa. 1 fear Otxl n
widl um I know how; X rcad.iby liiblo
andkaymy prayora; nud uobotly ovor
Jack it paatiagn on thia boat fur boiuu;
poor, if I kuow it,
" I try to do a I'd bo done by, and I
work hard for 1 don't boliovo any
body will K"t to hcaviui who won't work
litre, I livotioaocably with everybody.
If a man ou board ia unruly or Ukoa
liquor, all I do i juit to point tu the
tow-path, without a word, and ho knowa
what thut moana.
" I ho to church sombtiuuM, but not
often. In aomuior wo don't haul up
Huudata, and in winter whon we're iu
jKirt, I dou't like to (jo Iwoauao I don't
know anybody of laudfolka, and thoy
atare at mo no -I'm nuro 1 don't nee
why, for my olothoa are aa Koiwl aa any
idiot) Kirl'a, mid iMitlor too. Maybe I
walk ililTorotit fnim latidgfrU."
" Well, 1 liiioyourfrii)ud Utaldoyou
ha tho ruiwu kox1 prlnei)Ic," aaid tho
" lie baa, air ; but ho can npeak for
hlruaolf," aaid tho bride. Klanciug
proudly toward ' l'iuk Joe,"
"Como, Jiw,"cricl Undo Jim, who,
llku the olhor men, waa iuahlrt-aloevca,
but wti'j hail a gay ticoktiu ou by Hay
of full drcaa, " toll tho Otartfy how ft
catuo nbout. I'd like him to know
tomt'tliliiu about canawl life, nnd en
uaal folka fori lay a dollar ho dou't 1"
l'iuk Joe, aa he waa ktylft iu honor
of bin chvoka, roc Ui, nud Itowml to tho
miuiator. liotlt ho mid hia bow cou
traaU-d atraiifoly with all about.
" I ttolotiR In O , air. My futhor
deal In canal auppliea, and whon I waa
a aohool-boy I not I'UHttobwl with the
boata. It iMH'uie like pinyinK baby
hoiuo waahfiiK and IrojilliK and cook
liitf. all in 0110 littlo boat,
" My futhor hit mo ooato down to
Now ioik wilh lioya wo know, and thut
fanned the llmuo. Bo when I waa
uJKhlceti! I camu aboard thu AVi'r. 1'intt
I only fail tho horava ; thun I got a
place on the boat, and next, well, tho
unit thliiR I did waa to fall dead iu
love with the captain no, no, 1 mean
with thu captatu a daughter I"
Thin little blunder " brought down
" You ucedu't bltuh, Joe I" cried an
old man, " for fl'a about no. Uuolu
Jim vill admit hlmaelf that aho'a actual
captuiu, though he carriea tho uarae.
You're going to bo cap'n of the Urie
now, mid ahu'll look out for him and
hla children, aa her father did be
Undo Jim grinned aud nodded aa
artit. lie waa uvideutly not very aonai
live, and all waa right with him, if he
nnd hia wore only clothed and fed;
"Ami J your father reconciled to
your ohoice uf a buaiueoa, uow?'' naked
" Yta, air ; nud ho would havo been
here to-day, ouly thnt my mother is
very aiuk. My aif (era vrere too ptottd
to come. It'a nu houeat lifu ; nud al
though, after my boyiah uouaoune waa
over, I would aa aoouhod other work, I
couldn't luku it without loaiug her.
"Hho would not, tHirhapa aim could
not, lea. 1 11 laud lllo, with anybody,
and I oouldn'l live without hor.
" rilin waa nownya auxiotia to crowd
heraelf oil n family that dcapiaed canal
folka, nnd rather blulTed mo olT. Bo
alio mid my family Itoth put me on pro
batiuu, ou hard work, for a year. Fath
er offered ua a farm ; but her home waa
the caual I Then ho aaid, if I liked the
hard work nnd thu rough life, after an
other yonr'a trial, I10M counoul to my
Haying nu thu boat,
" Alt that year I uovor got any dif
ferent word or looka from hur than
old Hinion there, did. Thou father
gave hla conaent, and tout lief a geld
wutoli. aud alio ugreod lo give up all
tho rule hero lo nio. She will do the
writing, nud auw nnd read, nud ud virtu
ine, mid Undo Jim will nee to the
fruight. Wu havo good, Holier man
with tin, nnd I can't auo why wo need bo
looked down 011, any more than folk
thut buhavo thnuitulvoa nnd work on
ahoro, do you ?"
"Thoy tuko their olioico, nnd wo
take oura. I'm Matlallod with initio, nnd
don't envy any of them ;" uud J,oo cast
u proud ghiiieo at tho strong handaomo
girl boaldo him.
Aud thia gave occasion for fresh mor
rtniont ntnong tho party.
Whou all waa agalu tiiot, tho mar
riage ooromouy wan porformod ; mid it
waa vory touching to boo Mioho atrotifr
men nud women, who rarely entered n
olittrch, dropou their kucea to join iu
fervent primer tor the blowing of God
on their young friends.
After it round of stormy oougrntula
tloun, which woke up hnlt a ilozen of
the ahelved bablea, tun party waa in
vitod into tho next boat, tho JUi Vnn
IRhAo, tho cabin of which had been
borrowed ft.r a wedding aupper. There
was no rcloimo for the poor "Clargy,"
and ull hla exotues were mot with,
" It'a good nud uloau, air; our worn
eu'a juat na neat ua laud-women I'1
Ho, to clear himtelf from any iuiiutta
tlon of pride, ho sat down beaido Uuolo
Jim, who did the carving, whllo old
Himon dlatrlbnled guoli nu amount of
food that It loomed aa if it mutt have
depletod Fulton rnarkot,
plga with orange in their motitha;
ovory conceivable yegowblo aud fruit ;
with pudding, plea, oake, nuU and
oaudy, vnuiahod liko the rianda of n
fount in a dream I
When every ono at bibliuwa np
pliod, Uncle Jim atlll oar rod ou, liko
an nrtlat aookirig immortality, aud old
Hlmou bore olT heapoil plate to other
boata, Uj men and familiea fur whom 110
aeata could be provided at the tablo.
And tho wholo entertainment, had tho
atylo boon difTurent, would havo done
honor lo any housekeeper among
Thia waa n rihaao of comforlablo life
which nelthor tho miuiator, nor wo to
wnom no iicBcniM-a 11, litul over
droamrxl of ; u, littlo world by Ilaolf,
outaido tho kuowlodgo and Mymrathy
of tho greater world we all on joy in
common. Youth' Companion.
Tho HuddhiMt Frlcathood:
Tho rankaof tho lluddhitt priesthood
in China aro generally recruited by
children, purchased from thoir jraronu
or from kidnajiera. Jt la only in times
of great diatruas that tho poorer Chi
noo will aoll oven thoir daughters, still
leaa the valued son on wh'uu may pos
albly devolve the paramount duty of
conducting the nncuatral worship. Kid
naping, however, ia by no means an
uncommon orimo, albeit tho punish
ment on detection ia a apeody and ig
nominious death. Oocailonally paronia
dedicate a child toliuddha, torhapa in
fullllluiout of a vow, and tho victim is
there aud then formally made over to
the church by deed signed, sealed and
delivered. From this step there ia no
withdrawal. Tue child's Imwl is com
pletely ahaved; ho ia made to livu on
vegetable diet, and to forego the uso uf
wiuea. lie ia taught U chant thu
Iluddbiat liturgiea, without under
tlamliug a word of them, and after a
rexiuired novitiate, proves his con
stauey to the faith by standing unmoved
will In several pavtillo burn down into
his scalp, leaviug tho ineradicable acarn
which toattfy to thu fact that ho has put
away forever the things of thia world,
aud has been regularly ordain ad aa a
priest. Ho has uow " loft hia home" iu
good earuoat, and all that remains to
lilm in thia world U a life of celibacy
and dull routine. Ctlminala ilceiog
from justice not nufrequontly seek
refugoiu a religious life, submitting to
thu branding uf their hoods and tho
ailliacijueut tltsoouiforta of cloister cx
iateuou rather than fall into tho meahea
of Chineao law. Uomelimea, too, uu
succcaiful mandarins throw thumselvoa
into a mouaatery aud take tho vows,
driven to such a atop by dread of im
perial frowu. Itia aaid that a f oliah
olllcer who, during tho war of lbUl-'J,
laid at tho foot of tho throuo his dis
oovery of tho secret of foreign steam
er mid forthwith produced a veaael with
two huge paddlo-wheela to bo turned
by cooliea inside, is evou now languish
ing iuonuof thu numerous monaktvrios
of tho Lofou Hill, iu tho province of
Chang-tung, whither ho retired alter
tho failure of hla sohome, covered with
ignominy and auatuo. GVmAitf J;a
line. Wood Instead of leather.
Wo often pity Uiosa Ksitorn travel
era and peasauta who wear tho old
foahasnivl wuoden sandals, aud congrat
ulate ourselves that no such heavy and
tiucomfortablu shoos are woro iu our
country. Dut the French, who lead
tho fashions of the world, aro substitut
ing woo. ten iu place of leathern shoes.
Thoy think them better than tho ordin
ary ahoea for those accustomed to out
dour labors. Their commou seuao
view of the matter is this : Leather
easily soaks in water, and laborers who
work iu swampy lauds or iu wet places
havo wet feet all the day, aud suffer
much from colds, rheumatism nnd
other forms of sickness. Wood ia im
iervTous to water, and wooden shoes
insure dry feet under all oircumataueos.
Tho peaaauts who wear them aro
found to havo much better health than
those who still cliug to leather. There
is 11 great gam, also, in cheapuoss and
durability. Tho woodon shoes oost
losa thau forty cents a pair, aud will
last almost fur n lifetime. They are
madu light nud easy to wear. A small
cushion is attached to the inside of thu
tipper part, to relievo thu pressure, nud
thu shoos are largo euough tu pcruut
tho use of stockiuga. It is possible
aomo bold reformer may introduce
thorn into this country, but wo ore
afraid they wilt novor bo popular.
A Smart Money Collector.
Tho Hartford oorrespoudeut of tho
Bpriugtleld Jttiiublican saya : " That
wui a pretty bright thought of ono of
tho llatteruous, who, wliuu employed
some years sinco as n lad iu nu o til 00 iu
Nuw York, was aout tu present u bill to
a shaky ooucorn, with orders to collect
it ut nil hae.irds. After much urging
tho head of tho debtor house gave him
a chuck for 3100, the amount of the
bill, Hurrying to thu batik at whioh it
was payable, thu lad presented thu check
only to bo told, ' Not enough funds to
muiit it,' ' U6w much is tho account
short I' was tho boy's quick retort.
' tioven dollars,' said thu teller. It
lacked but a minute or two of three
o'clock, mid tho toiler was about to
close tho door 011 tha boy whou the
latter suddenly pulled seven dollars
from his own pocket, uud pushing it
over with n deposit chock said : ' Tut
that to tho credit of & Co.,' tho
parties who had given the check. The
teller did so. whou the lad ut ouce pre
sented tho oliook for 3100, uud drawing
tho full utuouut thereof, went baok to
his employers in triumph. Hut. us ho
puts it, ' & Co., who failed the
very next day, were hopping mad whou
thoy fouud thoy had no funds in thoir
From a private latter, written by Mr,
9, li, lioanmont. dated Southern Ole
Agooor, Pino Hirer 1'ostoOico, La
l'Jata Co., Col., May 1, and received in
this city by E. W. Kimball, we are
pormittotl to publish tuo following do
Mcriplfon of an Indian horso-racu:
AMherUk of boring yon I will do
soribo no Indian horse-iace, tho com'
plcte fairness of which would disgust
1110 average Jjituo jiooK tnilmsn Aol
drive him from the support (7) of tho
BUto Fair. Learning from Charlie
snd lagler, Chief of tho Msnaoho and
Capote bauds of Uto Indiaoi, that thoy
woto g"ing to run their horses against
tho welmanuches of the aamo tribe, I
accepted thoir invitoiation and rode
out to their track ono pleasant after
noon about three weeks ago, and bo
carno a spectator of some of tho fairest
aud most qniotly conducted horso-rao-ipg
I ovor witoessod, No grand stand,
no jtidgos' stmd, no fooco to keep in
truders from tho course, mo police
force to drive enthusiastic backers
from tho quarter-stretch, and yet every
thing was conducted with tho order
and decorum of a Quaker meeting.
Tho track u a straight stretch of per
haps a milo in length. Ou tho oppo
site aiuos 01 tuo come-out tuo nosd men
of tho opposite bands seat themselves
upon thu ground in a circle, pass from
hand to hand tho plpo, from which
each in succession puffs a blue wreath
of smoke. And while this is ftointr on
a horse is riddon from ono side by a
nearly naked indau uoy aou slowly
guided down the track, and as he leaves
Uia stand ono of tho backers rUes from
tho group in council and brings for
ward closu to the track audi articles as
bo dosirea to wager on his horse blau
keta, skins, furs, fancy clothing and
ornameu a, guns, saddles aud silver
dollars throwing ill together on the
gronud in plain view of tuo otbor aide,
who at once advance a like Dumber of
articlea iu a idle on tho other sido of
tho track. Another bore legged Indian
buy ia muuuU'd and started down the
track. Thu two riders turDSt a point
designated by tlio owners at tuo Jicau
of tUe track, and without any ono to
give the word tho start is made, and if
ootli are aatiatletl the raco ia run ; other
wine, both go back, and when both aro
satisfied tho first out is the winner. No
claim of foul; no worda of dispute; the
man of tho winuiug aide walks across
tlto true'.., gathers tho stakes and re
turns uoqucatioued. Four times I saw
thu Weiuiuuucho man walk to the aido
of tho MiUMcheu aud Capotes and bear
elf their moat valued prizes, while no
word of complaint aroae Iron Uio los
ers, and bul few signs of,jexultatiun
Were exhibited by ti wiatMacav" Tbeso
coutests have been renewed every week
since, until the Monachea and Capotes
have lost nearly all their valuables.
and they aro now looking for a horse
wttu wbicu to win liacK tuolr goods
and chattols. Little llak Gaulle.
Mr. Uurdette, of tho Burlington
(Iowa) Ihaktye, was much impressed
by the sight of a man in the eamo car
as himself, trying to qntet his fretful
child, and maintaining his good nature
undisturbed. Tho picture is a pleas
ant one, and tho example worth many
Near Yiucennca a man got on with
his wife and two children. Ono of thu
little ones, a boy three yeara or over,
was fretful and weopf ul, and tho fathvr
did hi beat, in tuo touderest, patient
est manner, to quiet thu child and put
him to sleep.
How tho littlo fellow did cry, and
kiuk, aud thro- thugs around 1 H
hail been crying that way, the man
said, all day long, and ho couldn't im
agine what ailed him. He " allowed
ho might hare tho earache."
Tlio passengers were full of sympa
thy, for which, as thoy strove to ex
press it in various ways, Uio father ap
peared unspeakably grateful, and the
uoy indignantly repelled.
Quo man gave him an orange ; tho
boy hurled it spitefully into tho face
of his sister, alooing in tho mother's
lap, nud tho terrified young lady added
her wail of fright aud patu to tho gen
eral ohoru. A taiy nave him her
smelling-bottle ; ho dashed it on the
floor, aud howled more fiercely than
I handed tho poor litto innocent my
pookut-kuifo ; away it went ont of the
oar wiudow, and the urchin wailed
moro indignantly thau ever. All the
timo tho lather never got cross nor
grow impatient, but "allowod he oould
hush htm off to sleep alter a bit."
And by aud by, stiro enough, the
pain and impatience yielded to the fa
Iher'a patiout soothing, the little head
droppoil over on thu (athor'a shoulder,
the broken sobs became leaa and less
frequent, and llually diod away, and
the pour little fellow began to forget
his troubles iu sleep.
Tn lUinAti vitata the ueiroloum oil
production has iucroased from less
tUall 13.UU0.0UU gauous, worm ou.auo,
000, to $888 'JIS.OOO gallons, valued at
811,600,000. For tho lirst three yeara
iK.im wuu n InnrMMHil ill thu tlrlnrt nf
oil. In ISUI, l'J.OOO.OOO sold for SO,-
000,000, Xu tuo loiiowing year, uie
simo amount, in round numtiers, sold
for 80,000,000. In 18GG, 31.000.000
gallons sold for 818.000,tK0,.u still fur
ther iuoreaso iu value. Then produc
tion iuoreased, and in 1871 tho oil
region was soiling $13'J,0i)0.o00 galloas
for 831,000,000. Tho exports woro
four times aa much as iu 18UG, while
tho vuluu had not doubled. Then iu
1877 were sold iiu'J.OJO.OuO gallons for
855,000,000, aud iu 1878 it waa worse
yet. by giving tho foreiga consumers
180,000,000 gallou for $11,000,000.
Tho exports were moreasou ai.uvy.uw
gallons with a decreased value of 814,
Few attributes of character are more
charming thau tho faculty of gracefully
noknowlodgiug one's errors,
Anybody could tell what ho had.
Every man in tho sanctum knew in a
minute. Tho timid knock at tho door
gavo him clear away at tho very start.
No man or woman over knocks at a
sanctnm door unless ha oomes on that
fatal orrand. Then ho came insido and
took off hia hat and bowed all round
tho room, whon evory man on tho staff
roared ont, in terriblo chorus, " Come
in 1 1" Thon ho asked for tho editor,
and whon tho unJorlings, with a flno
mingling of troth and grammar, pointed
to tho youngest and tho newest man in
tho offlco and yellod, "That' him I"
ho walkod up to tho young gentleman
designated, aud beforo ho oould unroll
his manuscript wo knew the subject of
it, and a deep groan echoed around the
"I'ootry, young man?" aakod tho
"Yes, sir," laid tho poet, " a coaplo
of triolets nnd a sonnet on the marriage
of my sister with an old college friend."
" Old collcgo friend malo or female,
young man 7" asked tho editor, severely-
" Male, air," said tho young man.
He said " sir," every time, and every
time ho -aid it, all the yonng gentleman
of tho staff save tho young gentleman
who personated tho governor, snickered.
Ho looked severe.
"Anything moro, young man?" he
asked. "Yes, sir," replied tho infant
TennysoD, "a kind of au idyl, an oda
inscribed To My Lost Love.' "
" Love been lost very long, yonng
mau ?" asked the journalist, very oriU
cally. ",WeIl, it's immaterial, that is," stam
mered theyoung man, "it'a indefinite
" Ever advertised for it?" asked tho
reporter who waa writing a puff for
Blabs' tombstones, but ho -was instantly
" Any thing more ?" asked tho princi
pal interlocutor, "anything more.young
" Yos, air," was tho hopeful response,
"a threnody in momory of my de
"Brother dead, young man, or only
gon to tiagetown ?"
" Your own Jbrother?"
"No, sir. I never had a real brother;
it'a ouly imaginary."
" Cau't take this, then, yonnt; man,"
waa tho chilling reply. " Poetry, to
find acceptance with The Ilatckeut. must
bo true. Have to reject thia threnody,
not because it ia noi very ocauUf ul, but
because it ia not true, Now, how much
do yon want for these others ?" And
he fingered them over like a man buy
ing mink akin.
The poei really didn't know. He had
never published before; ho had barely
dared nope to have his verses published
at all. A few copies of the paper con
taining thorn would, he waa sure
"On, no," tho editor broke in, "oh,
no, no sir, can't do that ; wo don't do
busineaa that way ; if a poem or sketch
is worth publishing, it is worth paying
for. Would 815 satisfy jou for these?
Tho poet blushed to the floor with
gratitude and the yonng journalist
grandly wrote out an order and handed
it to the poet.
" Tako that to the court house," he-j
said, " and tuo auditor a clerk will give
rou tho money."
Tho poet bowed and withdrew, and
witu great mornmont tuo journalists
burnod his poe&s and resumed their
That wasn't the funny part of it, how
over. The next day the simple-minded
poet presented his order to the clerk
designated. And it was so that the clerk
owed tho paper eighteen dollars for sub-
bcripuon and advertising, and ne
promptly cashed the order and turned
it in when his bill was presented, and
the manager just charged it to the sal
ary aocount of the smart young journal
ist who signed the order, and tue hap
piost mau aud the maddest mau in
America aro living in Burlington. One
of them is a happy, green, unsophisti
cated youug mucuinn poet, ana in
other is a wide-awake, up-to-anutf,
know-tho-world. get-up-and-dust young
journalist, who ia already a rival of
Horace Oreeley ia some of the verbal
departments of journalism. Burlington
"The Woods Is Full of 'Em."
Thia expression is iu frequent nso.
both in conversation and oouipoiiUou,
yet its origiu is probably kuuwn only
to one in a thousand of those who uae
it. A gentleman who claims to kuow
gavo a reporter of tho ludianapoha,
iVrirx luo luiiuwing as iuo uiauuor ia
which it waa drat used :
In tho neighborhood of Washington,
Wavue county, lived a woll-kuown char
acter uamod If ill Dean. He was what
is termed a "smart Aleck," always eu
deavuriug to perpetrate a joke at some
body's expense, One day, while riding
ton aril liicumouu, every lootoi wuiuu
he kuew. ho espied on old gentleman
named Oheetum, accoutred tor a hunt,
earnestly looking up a tree. Approach
ing him, Dean asked:
" Cau you tell me tho way to Itioh-
" There are two of em run up tuis
tree." was the resnouso of the old gen
tleman, who waa somewhat deaf.
" I didn t ask you anytniug aront
squirrels. How far ia it to llich-
" One of 'em iust went in that holo.
Didn't you see 'em V said the old man
Uttt ul patience, uoau yeueu out;
" You must bo a d d old fool 1"
" Yes." Cheesum responded, still
gariug upward ; " tho woods ia full of
III! - ! '
Tho sea ia tho largest of all cemeter
ies aud its vast numbers sleep without
mouumeuts. Over their remains the
atno storms beat and tho same requiem
by minstrels 01 tuo ocean t auug to
their houor: thero unmarked tho weak
and the powerful, the plumed and the
uniionored are oiikq unoisunguumeu,
Manybdya and girls may have beard
these words applied in a derisive way to
raw recruits wtio wore making a begin
ning in their military education by learn
ing to march; bat very few young peo
ple or old ones, cither know how
the term originated.
During tho war of 1812, thero waa a
great deal of drilling and training
among tho militia-mou all ovor the
country, especially in the largo citoa and
towns, whero tho principal recruiting
stations wero situated. In New York
Uity, roucti of tuo drilling of newly en
listed men wafdono in what ia In now
City Hall Park, in front of a tavern
which stood whoro tho Sun newspaper
building i located. Many of .these
would-bo soldiers were from the coun
try, and these, of coarse, know nothing
at all about marching in military fash
ion. Tbey could walk far enough,
somoof them, and work aa bard and
bear as much fatigue as any soldier in a
regular army; but they walkod as they
pleased, and nod no ideas about such
things sa "keeping step," It- is even
said that there were fellows among them
who did not know their right foot frum
their left, and who wore therefore con
tinually getting themselves and their
companions into disorder by mixing
up their legs, that is, moving ont their
right leg when the officer who was drill
ing them called out " Left," and the
other leg when he called out " Bight."
If they could have pat both lege for
ward at once, it ia probable that they
would sometimes have done so.
Tomako these men understand ex
actly which leg waa meant when lheot3
cer gave hia orders, a carious plan was
devised. Around the right leg of each
man, just below the knee, was tied a
wisp of bay while a wisp of straw waa
tied around his left leg. Now, these
country fellows knew very well the
difference between hay and straw, and
so when they were ranged in lino and
thu officer gave the word to march, and
called out, "Hay foot! straw-foot! hay
foot! straw-foot." each one of them
understood exacUy which was the foot
he must put forward.
It sometimes happened, however, that
a man would be so busy observing his
companions, and perhaps making Inn,
at the same time, of their attempts to
walk like soldiers, tljtt ho would for
get his own business, and iut forward
his "atraw-foot," when "hay-foot" was
It most have been very fanny to see
these raw recruits here a country
ostler iu biph boots and striped Bbirt:
there a farmer iu his shirt-sleeves and
broad straw hat;then, perhaps, a village
doctor or echool-manter. with hi btub
beaver hat and hisspocUcles, witkatall
boy near by in cap and short jacket
all marching sido by side, with hands
down by their aides, thumbs turn-id
out, eyes fixed on the otneer as be step
ped backward before them, and all keep
ing time to the monotooous call of "Hay
foot I straw-foot! hav-footl straw-foot! '
The regular soldiers who may have
been drilling at the same lime probably
smiled, if tbey did not dare to laugh.
at these queer-looking men, with their
hay and straw bound legs; bat .the
mothers and fathers and sisters of the
recruits, if any of them chanced to
come to to wn to Bee their sons or broth
ers, drill doubtless thought the affair a
fine military display, and that Jeremiah
or Caleb would be a general yet, it the
..-.-11 1. Ci T-lL-t
war x&sicu juug eauugu. 01. ..titnuiu.
Guthrie aud Thackeray.
The great preacher of Edinburgh and
the great Loudon author had a carious
introduction. They had long known
each other by repuaUon, but had never
met. One Sunday, Thackeray, being
in Edinburgh, dropped into St. John's
Church to hear the eloquent divine.
Dr. Guthrie opened bis sermon by on
allusion to a very striking pictsvre in
Punch, called "The Poor Man'aBeat
Friend. It represented a wasted old
mau lying in a wntched g&rrctonabed
covered with rags. No one wa near
him but Death, so wrapped in a winding-sheet'
that only a skeleton face was
visible. The preacher paid a high com
pliment to tho humauity and genius of
the author of the skotoh, and of the
lines explaining it but said the picture
taught only a half truth. To make it
teach a perfect truth, -it waa neccasary
to know the dead mau was a Christian.
Dr. Guthrie did not know tbatTnack-
eray waa the author of the skotoh. But
the latter waa delighted with tho allu
sion to his picture, and with the just
criticism on it, and sought an tntroduo
tion after the sermon. This IitUe
incident led to a pleasant acquaintance
between the two eminent men.
" Give Your Giiu.8 a Chancx," If
ono has never taught her little daughter
ta dress her own dolls, as well as to
make'little quilts, sheetc, pillows and
shams, she cau have but little idea of
the boucfit of Buch instruction. LitUe
girls desire to have their dolls dress
ueaUy as well as fashionably, and if
they are shown how U make the gar
menta and iuruiV.ed with suitable
material, thoy will do it themselves, at
an early age. I know a little girl who
often astonished her mother with u
new, stylish hat for her doll, whioh
she had made from scraps her mother
had given her. In this way she learned
to fit and make the wardrobe for her
doll, and when her doll was laid by she
begau making hor o'wu oloihea. so that
at the age of fourteen yeara sue oould
make herself a suit throughout.
When I soo mothers sit up half the
night to dreoa dolls for their little girls,
1 eaunot but think, what a pity mothers
will not bo wise and teach them to do
it themselves I The children would
really enjoy it better, aa it makes their
little Uugera skillful, and they feel
such au interest in having each doll
look as neat as thoso owned by their
playmates. I know this to be the case.
Will not some ono try it and report
for the benetit ot other mothers aud
daughters ? Auut Flora, ia Hurui Jfete
Rules for Home Education.
1. From yoar children's earliest in
faney inculcate tho necessity of instant
2. Unite firmness with gentleness.
Let yonr children always understand
that yon moan what yon say. -
3. Novcr promise anything unless
you aro qnitosuro you 'can give them
what you say.
4. If you tfljl a little child to do
something, show him how to do it, and
see that it in done.
5. Always punish your childron for
wilfully disobeying you, but never
punish them in anger.
0. Never lot them perceive that they
vex you, or make-you losoyonr self- t
7. If they giro way to petulence or
ill-temper, wait till they are calm, and
then gently reason with them on tho
impropriety of thoir conduct.
8. Bemember that a little present
punishment when the occasion arises
is much moro effectual thou the threat
ening of a greater punishment should
tho fault be renewed.
9. Never giro your children any
thing because they cry for it.
10.' On no account allow them lo do
at one lime what you have forbidden,
under the samo circumstances, al an
other. 11. Teach them that the only saru
and easy way to appear good is to be
12 Accustom thorn to make their
little recitals with perfect truth.
13. Never allow of tale bearing.
14 Tt-ach them self denial. Hot self
indulgence ot an angry sad resoalf ul
An American Tar.
Capt. TTrquhart, ot the ship I$aae
Yfclb. picked up on hit last voyage, the
captain and crew of a sinking British
ship. Ho also rescued two dogs, which
fact led to a carious scene ia a Liver
pool court. The capUin thus tells the
"By the way. there was a curious thing
happened in Liverpool in relation to
thoe dogs. Yoa boo, it's against the
laws to have dogs on board of a ship
while she is lying in the docks, and
shortly after oar arrival, I ws ana
moned to court for infraction of the
I wont up to court, and the magis
trate asked mo what I had got to say la
answer to the charge'.
Well, I told him that I had saved the
captain and crew of a British bark, aad
brought them in, aud hail also takes
these two dogs off the wreck.
"That'll do," said he; "yoa can go;
you're discharged. It you've saved tha
lives uf thirteea of Mac tajesf'asaW
jects, you've earned the rHjat to keep
dogs in any part of Her Majesty's do
minions." That's curious, ss showing how much
they think there about saving life. I
don't tbiuk that there's anything la it.
I'm sure it'a a pleasure to me to be
able to rescuo any one in distress, and
it s no more thau anybody would do.
I've heard of captains sailing by
wrecks and never at ppwg, butlcaa
hardlvbelievoit. It don't sound sea
manlike to do that, does it?"
IJow to Live Cheap Iu Cities.
As soon as pie-pltut, currants, -and
goose-berries, begin to be cheap ia mar
ket, thon ia the time to buy enough to
last a year : to can or preserve. When
peaches, cherries, plums, etc, become
cheap, then is tho time to savo money,
by laying in a large quantity; and jmy
good house-wife will certainly preserve
them iu some way at home, instead of .
paying out money couUnually at the
store; when cucumbers are eheap and
plenty, get enough to last a year: if
very sour pieklea are wanted, to three
gallons of rain water put one gall a of
whisky, then the green cucumbers, and
in that proportion make a barrel; these
are called whisky piokles. Ia four
weeks they will bo excellent; tie over
the top of the barrel a white cloth;
when eggs aro cheap, buy enough to
last one year, be aure they are fresh
and good, then in a sweet bartel, or
stone crock, to every gallon of hard
water, put in two quart of lime; shake
it up five or six times thoroughly; place
them in carefully so aa not 10 crack
one; it matters nut how they lie iu the
water. In this way I will warrant them
to keep good oue year. When greea,
aweet corn is in the market cheap, then
take off every husk, aud with a sharp
knife, out it off the cob, without scald
ing, pnt it in a nice dripping-pan, heat
it. through and through iu the stove
oven, stir it often, oven to be kept hot
enough to dry it without burning, caa
be fluished iu one day, pat it into paper
sacks, hang up high and dry. it wiU
keep clear of moths.
Tho Saxons are a verv polite people.
so overpolite that they not iufrequeatly
brincr down ridioule upon themselves.
It used to be told iu Dresden that a
stranger in the oity was oue day creas
ing the great bridge that spans the Elbe,
and asked a native to be directed to a
oertaiu church which he wished to find,
" Really, my dear sir," said the Dree-
deuer, bowing low, " I grieve greatly
to say it, but X can not telt you. ' rue
stranger passed on, a little surprised at
this voluble answer to a slraplo .ques
tion. He had proceeded but a few
rods whou he heard hurried footsteps
behind him, and turning, saw the same
man running to catoh up with bin. Ia
a moment his pursuer was by hla aide,
bis breath nearly gone, but enough
left to say, "My dear air, you asked
me how you could Had the church aad it
pained me to have to say that I did ot
know, Just bow I net my toothsr,
and asked him, but I grieve to say that
he did not know either."
Icxo Ghocowris. Set four oaaos
of grated chocolate ever a alow fire wkst ;.
two tablespooesfiil of water. Wheat,
dissolved, rewova frow the , oM a'
uunful'of warm wotart HUK with 4l
syrap, jmsa aud serve.