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LEBANON, LINN CO., OREGON, SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1887
. My Old IiOTe.
I nw a faoe m ho Wwt t-nljrbt
That brought up the burled years
Tl j face of the vvtnnn I mla-tit hare wed
And it filled my with tears;
lor she loved mo w?H. and I loved her, too.
But a shadow fell fVr ur way;
And I linked my fate ttth someone else.
And she la my wlte today.
Long; years Nave pss"d. and but few regrets
Ha to linfrt-r-d around my heart.
Tor the wife I have w-d i' gyl and true.
And acta a womanly part.
I dare not think 1 hud i. ampler been
With the sweet nrat-love of ray youth,
yvr sbe I hare wt-d is a treasure of rraoe.
And has serred me with love and truth.
But the face that I in the streets to-night
In my aoul auch dreams have siirci'd
That 1 shrink before my wife's kindVaae,
And am stung; by esiun tender wori-
And the children who troop an und my knee.
And deem me so fd ai d wise.
Utile reck of the tuoug-hts thai trouble ms
Or the tears that bedim my eyes.
Were my old lore wtl. welt then, perhaps.
Ail wise m. u-.iis j m.ii aK lsaipnte
And yet. had her faie so ..ej.jjrm-d it. I fear.
The man she had we 1 1 gtM,u d luit.
Can faei heart have been true to the past.
While mine h:8 fresh m c ormre sought?
I must not think thai, lest a bm.cu
In the peaoe of my home suouid be wrought.
How woul 1 it have been ha 1 we we IT
Should 1 happier be, or woul I sef
God knows; but this truth I am bound to
Sly wtfe is a der und true wife to me
Tia nft fr-m what might bare been but from
That we now hare to gather deltirht.
And yet, my old love, uot the wile of ray
Will be first in my dreams to-nig-' t.
- J rm-s Burnley.
THE FU1S OM AN'S DAUGH.
Will yon ask Mrs. Graham to coma
The attendant who had answered
the bell departed with the order, leav
ing Mr. Betiingham iu solitary posses
sion of hissumpiuously-apjwiutedoflice.
The Bellinghams, perhaps the oldest
importers of cbina and elegant porce
lains iu Europe, had been favorably,
honorably known to the trade for up
wards of three-quarters uf a century.
The elder Bellingham was in his grave;
the younger was in his office, awaiting
the appearance of his forewoman, Mrs.
It is one of the infirmities of oar lan
guage that we are frequently unable to
express comparison without attaching
some misapprehension thereto, as in the
present instauce. Augustus Belling
ham was not young. He had existed
daring two score years, and it must be
admitted thai he showed his age.
Still, he was a remarkably handsome
man, well proportioned, and in the true
sense of the word a gentleman. He had
seen nothing of the seamy aide of life;
he had been finely educated, and had
glided without friction into the seat of
a prosperous business made vacant by
the demise of his respected father.
Upon this particular morning he had
summoned Mrs. Graham upon a matter
which hadforced ijsulf noon his notice
in her department, au .nclft, tkoogh
he could not escape, hi uearti fs dread
ed to broach, ' f -
Therefore, the appearance ojf a Blen
der sickly womanC neatly attired in
: black, was the signal for biro rise
, from his luxurious chair in M)me per
! tnrbation. I ,
Will yon be sea ted, Mrs. tjrioamr
were his first words, as he pointed to a
If Mr. Bellingham f was ; Perturbed,
poor Mrs. Graham was still more sos.
Such courtesy from her august employer
terrified her. and in sDeecbUA.. aruaze-
t ment she sank upon the edge'of the seat
f indicated. i
Mr. Bellingham posed grato-fJly up
on the edge of bis desk.
Mrs. Graham," - te began again,
yon look unwelL"
Oh, sir do you thtSJk so, sir?"
Yes; and you are' uuwyi, are you
not?" - -f i
I hare not been . quite strong for
some time past." .'"-
"As I thought You er jou have !
missed several days during .the past
The pallid face flushed consciously.
"Yes, sir, 1 have," she faltefcd, clasp
ing her thin han.is; "but I have spoken j
to the bookkeeper about it, and asked j
him to deduct the time from tiy wages." j
It was now Mr. BeHinghaii's turn to
flush. . : i
It is not a question of rioney, Mr
Graham." he said with soroeeonstrain
yon have served so long and faithfully; ;
that we should not begrud you time
lost through illness, but we must posi
tively have someone in vourplace every
Oh, I shall be there eiery day in
future, sir," cried Mrs. Gtaham, the
ready tears starting to her es.
But you look as though f ou needed
rest and care." -
f r think
Pardon me if I differ 'with you; 1
t think you do- r Ym iffTSe from well.
ill, i&r.'&haro, : '
' Placing: one ban i the arm of
the chair, she rose with some difficulty
and faced her employer, a lxk of pit
eous appeal in her d erey eye - -.
Am I to understnod that you wish to
dismiss me from your wnpioy. sir?"
For your own sate! 1 think it would
be better were I to employ a stronger
person to replace you."
The words struck heme to the anxious
heart like a shaft, ishe staggered for
an instant blindly, but recovered her
self as quickly.
"Very welt Mr. BeSingham," she re
joined faintly; "if steb is your will 1
have nothing to say, but God help me!"
She turned towards the door to retire,
when Augustus Belliigham took a for
"Mrs. Graham!" I
' "SirP" I
"Do not misunderstand rue. Rumain
for the rest of this booth; if at its ex
piration you find ydirself well enough
to continue at youros welt and good.
Otherwise, pray beibve that I snail see
to it that you are emfortblo for the
remainder of vour Ife."
He meant well; inhappily, however,
he expressed himief clumsily, and his
generosity wotindei where it had been
intended to heal.
Mrs. Graham rated her bowed head
and dealj him a kk instinct with dig-
Hlty. i ,
' "I thank you, Ar. BelLWham." sue
said, "i am gid of ilto pay that 1
work for, but lo not if ink thai mv
serv.oes to you d youtj father wouid
warrant my acoeig y.lur charity. 1
shall remain d r thSj mouth, and
shall hope to prove to you that 1 am not
as ill as you are kind enough to think."
Dash me! but that woman comes of
good stock," thought Mr. Bellingham,
;is he took his hat and cane ana went
out to his coupe.
"To the school of art. Parsons, as
quickly as possible," he said to the
coaohman. and, springing into the car
riage, ho soott lost sigrht of poor Mrs.
Graham and her iiitiriuities in the de
lightful anticipations of the rendezvous
that awaited him.
Augustus was a bachelor, and it was
only within six months that his mature
heart had been touchod by any sensa
tion akin to genuine love. He had al
ways been susceptible, but not until he
met Miss Gladys Thome at the art
rooms one gloomy autumn afternoon
had he ever dreamed of exchanging his
luxurious celibacy tor tne married slate.
1 lie fact was that he had found pret
ty Giais taking lessons of one of the
ladies wttoitt ho regularly employed to
decorate ciuna to order. An introduc
tion had tollowed aud almost daily
Finally it became the understood
thing that Mr. Bellingham should call
at the nit rooms every afu-rnoon and
drive Miss Thome to town to lake her
train for iter suburban home.
The interview with Mrs. Graham had
delayed the lover tiMn that particular
day, and as a consequence, as he near
ed the goal of his heart's desire, ha des
cried Hie dainty figure upon the curb,
looking anxiously up aud down the
street, ostensibly lor : car.
"Oj. Mr. Bellingham!" in sweet sur
prise.. "Oi. Miss Thome Gladys! Will you
caa you ionrive me for being so late?"
"You are late, aren't your" with a
coy uile as she nestled into the corner
beside hint, and the astute P.trsons
whipped off in the direction of the rail
-Yes. 1 am dreadfully late, but I was
. "Well, I'll forgive vou this time if
you'll honestly criticise what 1 have
here wranped up in my veiL"
Thereupon the silky blue net was un
furled, disclosing a vase, fresh from the
tiring, and decorated with masterly
Exquisite!" cried Mr. Bellingham
with srenume enthusiasm. "Yon don't
mean to tell me you did it?"
"All by myself."
"WelL you're a dear sweet little won
der!" "Now, Mr. Bellingham!"
"1 mean it"
Site clapped her hands in childish
"then perhaps you II soon let me
paint for you?" she exclaimed.
"Exclusively for me ana as soon as
you see lit."
She blushed hotly.
"I mean for your house, she stam
"And I mean for your husband," he
rejoined firmly. "Gladys, you must
know I love you. When will you be
"When you have asked my mother's
Then let me go with you this after
o, mother is away; besides, you
nau oetter write to her.
It was a little chilling to be obliged
to pour out his passion in ink, but An-
gustus did it aud did it creditably. He
j used the most expensive paper be could
i purchase, ana the most elegant rhetoric
at his command. I hen he consigned
his burning missive to the custody of
the post ana waiteti three days.
So reply. Gladys did not reappear at
the art-rooms, and be wouid have been
desperate indeed did be not console
himself with the thought that Mrs.
Thorn e might be still away from home.
On the morning of the fourth day he
was in his office as usual, when he was
aroused from a reverie by a terrible
crash of china in the outer store.
Upon hastening thither to inquire
into the cause, he discovered that Mrs.
Graham had fainted at her post and
gone down amid a quantity of rare
"Bring her into my office at once and
send for a doctor." he commanded.
It was more tnan an hour before the
poor woman regained her senses, and
when she found herself alone with her
employer she gave utterance to her
wretchedness in pitiful fashion.
You are right. Mr. Bellingliam." she
said, "I must leave my place. I am too
ill to attend to business. But Heaven
only knows how I am to live!"
"1 have told you you need have no
anxiety on that score, Mrs. Graham; it
shall be my pleasure to provide for
-I ca,nw t-nk of it," murmured the
lady, "unless uuiess you marry my
Was the woman mad?
Augustus was about to rush to the
door and summon back the departing
j doctor. Upon second thoughts, be con
! eluded that she was harmless aud de
tC. oilned to temporise.
"But, my dear woman, I don't know
i your dausi'bler," he began,
j Was the man mad? She touched her
bosom to assure herself that his letter
"You don't know Gladvs?" she cried.
"Yes, and my daughter."
"But your name is Graham!"
"I have been twice married.
What would the world say if it knew
that the elegant Augustus Bellingham
seized his forewoman in his arras and
imprinted kiss after kiss upon her brow?
What the world did say, when a
month later Mr. Augustus Bellingham
went abroad upon his weddi tg-trip,
was that his bride was as exquisitely
fair as any of the ideal beauties that
were depicted upon the plaques he sold.
Editor daily paper So you would
like a job on the paper. Bastus? llas
UM Yes, sah. 1 kinder feels dat I
wud make er good jotirnalis' wif a little
'sperience. Editor Quite likely. Well,
Kastus, we'll give you a trial. You can
carry that ton of coal on the sidewalk
up to the sixth story, then wash down
the windows, and scrub the floor, and
clean me suu-cuwai, aim ivisiua
i I say. boss. 1 reclttui l'il try an' git er
i job on a weekly paper fust : Gittiu' out
! a paper everyday am loo -much ob a
strain oner pusson what has nebber
j hadnojournalisticnm'sperienoe. 'Deed
it u. i'wc.
COCO AN UTS.
Their Sorting- on the Pier Baker's Lot-
Tbe Ship that Brine Them.
A little lead-colored steamer, drawing
no more than nine feet of water when
loaded, lay t a pier near Coenties slip.
People familiar with shipping would
have said at a glance that she wns in
the fruit or some such trade to the Span
ish Main on account of her size and
looks. A gang of men were lifting
bushel baskets full of cocounuts over
the low hatch combiner amidships and
sliding them along greasy planks to
ward another gang ' of men on the pier.
These men lifted the baskets up on to
the low tables made of planks laid on
top of cheap barrels. Three baskets
could be accommodated at one time on
each of the two tables. - A man before
each basket picked the nuts up. one in
each hand, and knocked them together
lightly, and theu t.Uier tossed them in
to a big coarse ba which a man held
open before the table, or tossed them to
a heap on the pier. Those thrown to
the pier were spoiled more or less, some
of them being so far decayed as to
break open. Those thrown into the
bags were sound. The liht tap told
the quality of the nut to the inspector.
Each bag held a hundred, and as soon
as filled it was drawn to one side and
had its mouth sewed up by a man who
used a needle nine inches lonr and soft
jute twine for thread. Other men
gathered the spoiled nuts into bags and
loaded them into a covered wagon that
had nothing painted on it to indicate
its ownership. A reporter who watched
the men found that from five to seven
nuts were rejcted for every bag that
was filled. One of the workers, al
though kept busy either passing along
the full baskets or ihe empty oues back,
found time to talk. He said:
"This vessel brought 75.000 of the
nuts from Baraeoa. We began on them
at 7 o'clock this morning, and wili
have them all out by 3 o'clock. We
are paid by the hour at 'longshoremen's
rates. The boss took the contract to
discbarge the cargo at sixty ceuts a
"What is done with the spoiled
"They are sold to that man (indica
ting a man by the unmarked wagon).
He is a baker aud confectiouer. lie
says they make a better and cheaper
fire than coal. Rather curious, though,
that only bakers and confectioners
should have learned what good fuel
The nuts were stowed loose in the
bold of the vessel, with nothing to keep
them from shifting in case the steamer
got a heavy lurch during a gale on her
way to port. A merchant who was
familiar with the trade said:
"We import from 13.UO0.000 to 15.000,
000 cocoanuts a year. On an average
7) per cent of them spoil ou the way.
About one-half of them, come from
Baraeoa, San Bias is the next port of
consequence. The little steamers are
driving the schooners out of the busi
ness, although the heat of the engine
rooms is detrimental to the nuts. "Six
vears ago there was not a single steamer
iu the Baraeoa trade. In 1881 there
were 151 schooner cargoes brought here
from B.iracoa. Iu 18tt2 there were five
Steamer cargoes brought all Ameri
can. The sctaooner cargoes rose to 221
in 1883. besides 14 Yankee steamer car
goes. The next year the British tramp
entered the trade, and iu two years cut
the schooner cargoes to 43, while the
n umbel of steam tramp cargoes rose to
9i. The Yankee steamers barely held
their ou n with 16 cargoes. It is a case
of the survival of the lit test. The fact
is. the steamers, although Hying the
British llag. are in great part owned by
Americau capital. Cocoanuts at Bara
eoa co.-t 2 cents each, delivered ou
board the steamer free. There is very
little freighting done, the steamers and
cargoes belougin; usually to the firms
engaged in the trade." A". 1". bun.
Cropping Iie' Kara.
Sir Edwin Landscer. one of the judges
at the dog- how in JUmdon. Kugland.
endeavored to exclude all lors that had
been mutilated by ear-cropping and
otherwise. The principal reason for Sir
Edwin s protest is that the cropping of
ears is most cruel and hurtful to toe
dog. The cruelly complained of is not
in the oiteration that, after all, is a
small matter. It consists in depriving
the animal of a defense which nature
has civ n it against the entrance of
earth and saud into the ears. The en
trance of these inio the ears distress the
dogs much, causing deafness, abscesses.
aud cancer. All dogs, more or less, re
quire to be protected from sand and
earth by overlapping ears; but especial
ly do terriers, literally "earth dogs
the species which, of all others, is most
persecuted by cropping. I hey go into
a burrow, their ears get lull of sand
and they sutler ever afterward. Surely
Sir iMw in Jjandseer is right in saying
that jud ;es of dogs ought not to sauc
tion eueli treatment of the animal, and
that the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals should look to the
practice. The only excuse that can be
set up for this system is a delusive one.
It is said that lighting dogs fare belter
with their ears cropped, and the exigen
cies of lighting dogs have Bet the fash
ion for all others, it is true that it an
ear be gone it can not be torn, but then
it is forgotten that even for fighting pur
poses the ear is often a protection. All
these n;hting dogs have what are
called jKiiuta." One has his way of
seizing the leg. another fixes uiiou the
throat, :ind yet another makes a dash
at the large gland behind the ear.
which in the dog is as sensitive as the
most sensitive gland in the human
body.. Deprive the dog of his ear aud
the assailant can get a good bite a
it and lay his adversary low. Leave the
dog his t ar and the assailant's grasp of
the sensitive gland is impeded by the
folds of the ear and rendered much
more feeble. Thus, even to the fight
ing-dog the long ear is a positive de
fense. New Oi leans l icuyui'e.
lbeppieoi jueioourtie, Australia,
are goiiv' lo erect a statue in memory
of O Connell, the great Irish agitator.
It will be like the one in O'Connell
street Dublin, and Mr. Brock, an
Irishman living in London, who was
the sculptor then, has also been engaged
for the work on the Melbourne monument.
The Wegleeted Rmtlnc-Plaee of the Half-
Breed Leader In the Northwest.
No visit to this interesting region ij
complete without crossing over Red
river from Winnipeg to the suburb ol
St. Boniface, the home of Archbishop
Tache. There are two men in Winnipeg
who, by their iersoital merits and a
long course of wise actions for the bene
fit of this region, have become pre-emi
nent in their intliicnt-e over the people
of the Canadian northwest S.r Douald
A. Smith, whose Winnipeg homo is at
Silver heights, on the bauks of the As-
siniboine, was for many years the bead
of the Hudson & li-tj company in this
country, aud his influence over the peo
ple in the wide domain extending from
the boundary to the Arctic circle ana
from the great lakes westward to the
Rock v mountains bus been very marked.
Archbishop Tocho, whose province ex
tends all over the same wide territory is
the revered spiritual adviser of the
French and Indians, and also a sage
counselor for the whole country. These
two men for a long period have been a
reliance of the government in dealing
with these remote eople, and they were
mainly instrumental in settling the orig
inal troubles in Manitoba which result
ed it its being made a Canadian pro
vince. Kiel very properly objected to
some suggested modes if settlement, be
cause, as he said, the people oi this re
gion desired to bo equal to and not sub
ordinate to Canada; they did not wish
to be the colony of a colony. Cross
ing oyer the substantial bridge spanning
the Red river between Winnipeg and
St Bon if. toe, the attractive cathedral is
in full view. The river sweeps grandly
around from the west to the north, and
on the edge of the outer bank is a road.
A plain white fence borders this road
with foliage behind it, from among
which stands up the cathedral uf St
Boniface, with its tall, shining, tin cov
ered spire, a reproduction of those seen
on the lower St Lawrence, Above this
is the large, square academy building,
which is a school of the Sisterhood of
Gray Nuns from Montreal, and adjoin
ing it is their convent Below the church.
embosomed iu trees, stands the modest
residence of the archbishop, a low.
square-roofed house, yet comfortable iu
its appointments, at. isotitiace college
is behiud. The buildings are construct
ed of the cream-oolored stone found
near by, and which is used so extensive.
Iv in Winnipeg. The church is of mod
ern build, erected in ltk). to succeed
the original church then burnt It has
a famous chime of bells, first sent out
from London to the old church, destroy
ed when the church was burnt the
fragments collected and sent back to
London for recasting, again sent out.
and, after meeting various mishaps,
finally s:tfely brought overland by ox
teams from St Paul, on the Mississippi
river. They are kuowu here as "the
traveling befls'of St Boniface." But
the most interesting part of the place is
the graTe of Kiel in the church-yard. It
is a flat grave iuciosed by a plain wood
en fence, with a cross, also of wood.
stuck in the ground and bearing the
words "Louis Dav iu Kiel, without other
mark. His widow who recently died,
is interred alongside without any mark,
and, in fact the graves show no evi
dence of any careleing taken of them.
The death of Kiel by the extreme pen
alty of the inw. while still a cause of
great irritation among the French ol
Lower Canada, has probably ended all
prospect of French half-breed domina
tion in any part of the northwest where
the English rule, mainly through the
insirumeutalily of the Canadian Pacific
railway, has now established its su
preme authority. H'mmpet Vvr. Lon
Price in Paris.
The Englishman who makes it a
matter of recreation to run over to Paris
twice a season is beginning to fret
against the rapacity of the Frenchmen
wiih whom, in the matter of meat and
drink, he has to deal. He buys old
books, often at a bargain; he does not
buy much bric-a-brac in Paris, but eat
he must and the prices demanded of
hi iu, simply because be falters in his
French, rentier him rebellious. Still he
is an amiable fellow. He dislikes a
struggle, and even if disposed to strug
gle his treacherous accent reminds him
that he is uot at home. He may bend
his brows over the abnormal size of his
"addition," but he puts his hand into
his pocket and pays it after all, aud
that is all the Frenchman cares for.
The Parisian setting out to buy looks
critically at everything. He then de
mands the price' of several articles in
which he has no interest whatever, and
finally swooping down upon the object
of his desires, "et ca?" he askes. On
learning the price he whistles a polite
little French whistle. "Trop cher," he
says. "Mais non, monsieu.," urges
the merchant "Mais oui, monsieur."
insists the Parisian. A little silence
ensues, broken by the would-be buver.
"Est ce le dernier prix, monsieur,'' he
insinuates. "Ah, oui, e'est le dernier
prix;ce n'est pas cher." The voice of
the merchant is dignified but reproach
ful. "Eh bicn!" says the Parisian,
"bonjour, monsieur." The merchant
allows the Parisian to get so far away
that he is sure that he is really going
and that he will not come back. Then
cautiously the merchant puts his head
out of his door and calls him: "Pst!
p stl Attendez. monsieur! What
will monsieur give?" Monsieur turns
and names his price; he does not take a
step backward until he has received a
definite answer. He knows what he is
doing aud with whom he has to deal.
He names his price, something within
reason, and the'merchant shrugs his
shoulders. "Eh bieu!" he says, "take
it;" and the bargain is concluded.
far is Cor. Hochesler Union.
The first English sparrows brought to
Atlanta were purchased by the City
Council und placed in the old City-Hall
Park, where the Capitol is now being
erected. For a year or two they were
to be seen nowhere within the city
limits except in that immediate locality.
Their march is slow but sure; they
never surrender a territory once taken.
Last spring they invaded several streets
where they had never been seen be
fore, aud now. eight years after their
introduction into Atlanta, they have
about taken it Atlanta Constitution.
CACOIIT BY A IUO CLAM.
A Thrilling Story Told by a Nary Llmtca
ant iangroua SI taut I on.
The following swimming story is
told by a lieutenant in the navy: "I
kept my eyes fixed on my companion.
Brown, who was acting in a singular
manner. After every few seconds his
head would disappear beneath the-water
iu which he stood, then it would appear
again. He seemed to be Strug.-ling
violently. As 1 approached In in he
threw up bis hands aud cried out inj
accents that haunt me still, -ior heav
en's sake. Lieutenant quick, and help
me!' 1 dashed out to him through
water up to mv waist 'What is it?
What bus hold of you?' I exclaimed.
It's a big oyster or a big clam, be
groaned. 1 was wading here and
Biepped into it, I expect It's shell
closed, gripped mv ankle, and. to save
my life, i can't move; and the tide will
soon be over our heads here,' be added,
and with something almost like a sob.
lie bad been struggling here for 15 or
20 minutes. 1 bad heard of the tridao
nagigas, or monster clam, of this coast
and instantly realized the danger of his
situation. Courage, oil fellow." I
said, "I'll stick by you. Here, hold this
paddle and the hatchet" 1 then ducked
down under the water and with my
hands felt about his foot "
The huge niollusk had what might be
termed a death grip on him. The crea
ture's shell was several feet long and of
proportionate breadth, and the weight
of the shell-fish must hare been at least
800 pounds. The creature was attached
to the coral rock by a grisly bysus as
thick as my arm. Raising mvseif, I got
breath, then, seising the paddle, thrust
the shaft of it between the converging
edges of the two valves of the shell, and,
using it as a lever, attempted to pry the
shell apart But 1 could uot open it
Brown, too, ducking down, seized hold
with bis hands aud pulled with all his
strength, but exerting all our power,
we could not release the monster's hold.
Again and agaiu I threw mv whole
weight on the shaft of ttie paddle, and
at leugth broke it By this tune the
water was up to my shoulders when I
stood up. rully realiiiug that what
ever I did must be done iu a few min
utes more, else the poor fellow would
drowu, 1 snatched the hatchet from
Brown's hand, and, diving, tried to cut
under the shell, to break the creature's
anchorage on the rock. With might
and maiu 1 cut and hacked then rose
an instant ior breath then down and
at it again. But it seemed as though I
could not cut through the tough muscle.
' Four limes I dived, and with frauth:
haste cut at those tough byssL "It
stirs!" at length Brown cried, bracing
bis weight upon his free foot and lifting
at it Then, with a final blow, the bys
sus was severed, and the buoyancy of
the water aiding us, we dragged 'the
great niollusk still fast to Brown's
aukle bac-U to higher ground on the
reef. Here the water was waist deep,
however, and I looked anxiously around
for Mac, iu the iakaioi. To niy inex
pressible joy he was close at hand, and
between us we lifted Brown, with his
now captured captor, into the canoe
Even then we could not both of us to
gether pry the valves of the shell apart
enough to release Brown's foot until
with a knife we had reached in and
completely divided the tridacna saw
ing a&under the hinge muscles at the
base of the bivalve. It was truly a gi
gantic clam, and ss a poetis retribution
; upon it for the attempt ou the life of
1 one of our party, we ate a portion of its
1 flesh for our supper, but found it rather
tough. Brown's ankle was severely
; bruised and wrenched, and he suffered
, for many a day from the vice-like grip
of the huge mollusK. lfte AryonauL
TUB STOItY OF JUDD.
What Drove the Naval Llentenant Insane
"Much goes on in the navy." said a
lieutenant lately, "of which the outside
world knows nothing. Take the ex
ample of poor Judd. When Prestan be
came uzly at Colon, Cant Kane, then
of the Galena, sent Judd ashore to de
mand an explanation. Prestan prompt
ly seized Judd, the American consul,
Wright, and M. Connos, the local agent
of the Pacific Mail Steamship company,
and placed them iu the 'calaboose.'
Then be sent word to Capt. Kane
that at the first gun the Galena fired, or
the first marine or sailor she landed, be
would execute the- prisoners. They
were kept in the calaboose' all night
expecting to be shot in the morning.
In the morning Prestan came to them
and told Judd that if he would sign an
agreement that the arms on board the
Colon would be delivered up he would
let them all go.
"Judd did so and Prestan released his
prisoners. Judd returned on board the
Galena and told what he had done.
But meantime Cant Kane had driven
the Dagos off the Colon and towed her
out into the stream. When Capt Kane
learned what Judd had done he said the
arms should not be delivered to Pres
tan. Now, Judd had purchased his life
by signing the agreement that they
would be, so he immediately returned
ashore and told Prestan that he could
not keep his compact
"Prestan immediately put him in the
calaboose' again, and the next morning
tooK him out to Monkey Mill to be shot
Before Judd's grave was dug. however.
CoL Ulloa canio dashing up with the
government troops, and in the tight
Judd escaped aud went ou board the
"It was then that Capt Kane landed
his men, aud Judd went with them,
eager for revenge. That day the hor
rible massacre and the burning of Colon
took place, and all day Judd fought
bravely. But for two nights and three
days his mind had been under the
most terrible strain and his reason gave
"lie is now, as you all know, a hope
less maniac, out l tniuK nis voluntarily
putting himself in the power of Prestan,
when he found he could not keeD the
promises to him by which he had pur
chased his lite, is one of the most cbiv
alrio things of the oenturv. When he
went back he went to almost certain
death, and he knew it But he weut
calmly and deliberately, rather than
break bis word. JNow, how many
people who read of the burning of Colon
knew this story of .luddr ' Jew Xork
CREATEST STATUE ON EARTH.
Tha Moat Gigantic Example of the Sculp
tor's Art Known to Man Its
Wot 'Jke those tem pies of the olden times.
Built by the lle iinir hands of tolling slaves,
1 he corner- tun laid over the new-made
In bold commemoration of dark crimes: "
Not like the mystic Sphinx, whose dull, cold
Left to the world no lesson and no grade.
Is this majestic emblem of the Free!
2 history of wrongs, her wearing mars
" t, rival and com pun ion of the stars,
he itlta h-r glorious torch, that all may see
This ej-uilx)! of a Nation's Motherhood,
x air Liberty, the beautiful, the goodl
Stupendous triumph of ambitions art.
Helped by a million easier, earnest bands
I p to the lofty atjrht w heron she stands.
She knits two ?rcat hVpublica heart to heart
And, sniilinif f rota our country's open door.
Welcomes the homeless wanderer to our shore.
Ella W heeler Wilcox.
Bartholdi's colossal statue of "Liber
ty Enlightening the World" is to be re
garded not merely as a personal gift of
French citizens or the outcome of indi
vidual impulse, but as a popular token
of the unbroken friendship of the French
nation for the United States during the
latter' a first century of existence, and an
earnest of the continuance of that
friendship in the future. France is the
only nation to which the United States
owes a distinct debt of eratitude. and
the graceful sentiment of fraternity
which impelled her to conceive and
carry out the Idea of a commemorative
statue renders the event of its presen
tation unique in the history of man
The Bartholdi statue of lilierty is the
most gisrantio production of the sculp
tor s chisel that has ever been execut
ed. Beside it all the famous statues of
ancient and mediaeval times sink into
insignificance. It weighs in all 450.000
pounds, or 325 tons, aud its total
height, from the foundation of the pe
destal to the torch, is 4fi meters, or
151 feet 1 inch. Its total heisrht above
mean low-water mark is 5$05 feet 6
inches, and it towers high above any
building in New York or Brooklyn.
An idea of the immensity of the sta
tue's proportions may be formed from
the following dimensions of its com
ponent parts: The fore fingf r is 8 feet
in length and 7 feet 6 inches in cir
cumference at the second joint; the
nail of the finger measures 1 foot 3
inches by 1 foot. The nose is 4 feet 6
inche9 in length aud the eyes each 2
feet 6 inches in width. Forty persons
can stand without discomfort in the
head. While the torch itself has capaci
ty for 13, and it is possible for sever
al men to ascend through the arm to
the torch without squeezing-. The risrht
arm is 42 feet Ions: and 13 feet in its
greatest thickness. The waist is S5 feet
through and the head 10 feet. The
hand is 16 feet 1"- and the mouth 3
feet wide, the t.1 number of steps
in the staircase leading from the base
of the foundation to the top of the
torch is 403. From the ground to the
top of the pedestal there are 195 steps
and the statue proper 154. The ladder
leading up through the extended right
arm to the torch has 54 rounds.
The pedestal is 89 feet high and is
03 feet square at the base, tapering to
(0 feet at the summit. The Grecian
columns above the base are each 73 feet
S inches in height. The foundation on
which the pedestal rests is 65 feet hiirh
It is 91 feet square at the bottom, taper
ing gradually to 61 feet at the top.
The pedestal is a shell of smoothly
hewn granite, held in place- by several
thousand barrels of cement. Its entire
cost was $350,000, of which $100,000
was raised by popular subscription to
the pedestal fund of the xsew York
WoltS. The remainder was appropri
ated by congress. Ground was broken
for the foundation in April. 1883, and
it was completed in April, 1885. The
pedestal was completed late in the
spring of the present year. The first
rivet was driven on the statue July 12,
The statue itself represents an outlav
of more than 1,000.000 francs. It is
made of sheets of beaten copper fixed on
a pylonic iron trusswork, which Berves
as a support for the shell-like covering.
The copper plates are kept in shape by
iron bands, and supported by iron
braces, which are clamped on the cen
tral core. 1 hey do not bear in the least
on the lower plates, and their weight is
always independent of all that is above
and below. Exhaustive mathematical
calculations were made upon the resist
ing power of the iron pieces, upon the
center of gravity, and nnon the actions
of high winds. The calculations -were
made by taking as a base the most pow
erful hurricanes which have been re
corded in America or Europe. The cop
per plates are two and one-half milli
meters in thickness. The copper plat
ing of the statue of St. Charles Borro
meo is only one millimeter thick, and it
has stood for two centuries.
Tne Story of the old Woman Who TJsed
to Sit at the Great Merchant's Store.
A newspaper paragraph that I will
read to you has excited the ire of an
aged friend of mine, who has Ions been
a resident of Philadelphia, but formerly
resided in New York eity. I have the
clipping about me somewhere. Here it
"I hear a qneer story of the supersti
tion of A. T. Stewart. From the be
ginning of his career as a New York
merchant until shortly before bis death
he imagined that his fortune was bound
up in that of the little old apple woman
who had a stand in front of his store.
When bis chief store was down by the
city hall this little old apple-woman
was encouraged and protected bv him,
and when he moved further up Broad
way to the bit; white buildinsr now oc
cupied by Dinning, it is said that he
personally superintended the carrying
of the little apple woman's effects "to a
new stand outside of it Here she stav
ed during all of its prosperity in these
new quarters, but shortly before his
death she disappeared. Stewart looked
upon her as a mascot and he often said,
so the story goes, that when she died or
left the place that his good luck wouid
go with her. fctrange to say, it was
even bo. A few months alter this Stew
art began to decline, and that apple wo
man was hardly forgotten before he
was in his erave."-
That is what started my friend talk
ing. "A very qneer story" indeed." he
said, and if I rightly understand By
stander, he wouldTlike to give his listen
ers the honest truth from one who was
'here. 1 think it was about the year
1845 that I first saw the apple woman
who figures in the newspaper legend.
It was when A T. Stewart was a pros
pering New York merchant and kept a
store on Broadway, not far below
Chambers street and opposite City Hall
pars, it was me great J4ew ior store,
and it was frigidly plain and unattractive-
By the side of the door, which
was not in the least a spacious entrance,
sat the old apple woman of history. She
never kept an apple stand, but sbe sat
in a chair constructed of boards, back
ed up against the cold brick wail, and -by
her side there was a basket pla '
ami unpretentious as the chair, and -'
filled with fruit The old wonif "
at that far off time, nearly 7"
age. In appearance sbe w- -
and decrepit Her clolhir ,'s'" -cheapest
description. brVr -t
tidy as possible. 1 wr. ' '
of New York, and- ,
Chambers street to
her morning and evl .
ed much attention.-. ' " ? ,
sat it tfTil T i' if nwmi an i t
partly because sh was sowor?FfS?j$
object of charity. I never saw her sell
an apple. I never saw the person who
witnessed any commercial transaction
in the fruit line in which she was con
cerned. I never saw her basket when
it looked as if it had been reduced to
the extent of one apple. Her revenue
was not derived from the sale of her
stock. She did not sit there in all
weathers to sell apples. Her age and
cleanly appearance commended her to
the liberality of the throng that passed
in and out of "Stewart's. " His cus
tomers regarded her as a pensioner,
and there was a daily generous deposit
of coins in her shriveled hand.
One morning Stewart's old apple
woman, as she bad come to be called,
was missing. The wonder was is she
!ead?" and there was much inquiry as
to what had become of her. The news
papers undertook to respond to the pub
lic demand and this was the result of
their investigation: It w?s discovered
that to sit at the entrance of the great
merchant's store was a very profitable
privilege; that by reason of being thus
favored the old apple woman's annual
revenue amounted to a large sum, and
some evil-disposed person hinted that
A. T. Stewart shared her income. - It
was a cruel and preposterous lie, and
when it came to his ears she had to go.
The public never knew from whence
she came, nor whither she went All
that was known was that the box chair
and its ancient occupant had disappear
ed, and the throng of people who pass
ed up and down Broadway sorrowed
that they should see her placid face no
more forever. .
"The general belief was that Mr.
Stewart supplied the revenue of which
scandal had deprived her. If he did
the demand upon his liberality was of
brief duration, for she was very aged
when she first became a solicitor of
alms. This old woman did net enter
into his life at the beginning of his
career, and she had probably gone to
her happy home thirty years before he
laid down the burden of his life. He
never had any superstition concerning
her or anyone, and to associate her ca
reer with his is simply idiotic rubbish.
If she stayed around the new place it
was in the spirit, for to have presided
at an apple-stand when A T. Stewart
died she would have been a sure enough
centenarian, with several years "to
spare." ihiladelphxa News.
The ases of spring chickens and wom
en are the most doubtful subjects on '
this little earth. -Vt Haven Netes.
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