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DR. C. H. DUCKETT,
On-'icit: Between G. T. Cotton and
Peterson & Wallace.
Lsbanok, - Oregon.
J. K. WEATHERFORD,
Attorney -at -Law. j
Office over First National Hank, j
ALBANY, - - OREGON, j
. . ,
J. M. KEENE, D. D. S. j
Office: Breytnan Bros., Building,
SALEM, OREGON. j
t?Hours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M. j
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W. R. BIEYEU,
B. J. M'CAUSTLAND,
CIVIL ENGINEER SUBYEYOR.
Draughting and Blue Prints.
Office -with Oregon Land Co., Albany.
Sewerage System and Water Supplies
a Specialty. "Estates Subdiv:ded. Maps
made or copied on short notice.
Successor to C IT. Hahiiox )
Barber : and : Hairdresser,
SHAVING, HAIR CUTTING AND
Shampooing in the latest and best
Style. Special attention paid to dressing
Ladies' hair. Your patronage respect
ill1- A'.:. 1 .
ED. KEMBEE3ER, Frsjr
Fresh & Salted Beef, Bork, Mutton,
Sausage, Bologna, aud Ham.
Baeoi? aid Card luays 017 Jlarjd.
Main Street, Lebanon, Or.
S. S. PIDLSBORY,
Ifssas'' says lie Mas tne VV. T.. Doncria
Shoes without name and price stampea os
ths bottom, pat him down as m frauu.
V. L. DOUGLAS
$3 SHOE CENTLEMEN.
Best In the world. JCxamlme Ms
3.00 GEXIINE HANh-M.WKI) Ml OK.
S4.00 HAXD-SEfl KD WM.T SHOK.
3.50 POLICK AM FARM Kits' SHOE.
ft'J.SO KXTKA VAI.CK C'AI.F SHOIS.
4.S WOEKINGMAN'S SHOK.
.00 and HOYS' S( H(H)I. SHOES,
Ail niade iu fe'onirreSH, Button and Lace.
S3 SHOE lafdTes.
Best Material. Best Style. Best Fitting;.
tt avt sold by your dealer, write
- OKU DOUGLAS. BROCKTON, MASS
"Examine W. L. Douglas $2 Shoe
or Gentlemen and Ladies."
far Sale try C. C. JC'AlEJf.V.
In Iceland there are no prisons and
no officers answering to our policemen.
In 1S74 it celebrated the l,000ih anni
versary of its colonization, and at the
same time became independent of Den
mark, though subject to the king of
Denmark as the head of the Icelandic
government. Iceland's new gover
ment is thoroughly republican in spirit,
ail citizens having equal rights and
perfect religious liberty.
MUCH THE NEWEST,
NOBBIEST AS'D LAR5EST STOCK OF
fAe County, is now to be
you want to "dress up," we
you through and make the
MERCHANT TAILORING A SPECIALTY.
Mr. E. A. Scheffler, is an expert, and has charge
partment. We guarantee satisfaction.
MY SPRING STOCK
GOODS, BRESS GOODS,
Notions, Stockinet Jackets, Bcadetl Gaps,
Ladies' and Children's Shoes,
Has arrived. I have also received my Spring Stock of
MEN'S, YOUTHS' & BOYS' CLOTHING, FURNISHING GOODS,
BOOTS, SHOES, ETC.,
Of which we carry a Full and Complete Line, and will not be un
dersold. Come and see us, and we will treat you well.
THE YAQUINA ROUTE.
OREGON PACIFIC RAILROAD.
UlCSJll UjlClUilliiCtll UUiii(JiUJ O BU,amOUilJ UlilU. ;
225 Shorter, 20 Hours Less Time
Than by any other Route.
FIRST-CLASS THROUGH PASSENGER
.ANE FREIGHT LINE
From Portland and all points in the Willamette
Vallev to and from Sau Francisco, Cat
OREGON PACIFIC RAILROAD.
TIME SCEDULE, (Except Sundays.)
I.v Albany ix p. m. I Lv
L.v Corvaliis 1 140 p. m. Lv
Ar Yaquina 5:50 p. to. Ar
Yaquina 6:45 a.
Corvaliis 10:35 a.
Albany 11:10 a.
O. & a trains connect at Albanj and Chilis
Oreiran Devclonment Company's
iikiuotit.u f "-:
ship iKflwcen Yaquina ana San Francisco.
SAILING DATES. .
Fm. S. F. Steamer. Fm Vw m
. ' Tnlv I. Wilarnetie V y
a-niamftte Val'v. lulv 6. Farallon
Farallo'. ". Inly to. Willamette V'y
Willamette V'y . . July 15 Farallon .
REXKSim the Oreston Psvifie popular
-,..irri i'.Mi Low Kate Tickets in
o'n Mile from all Valley Points to Yaquina
This companv reserves the right to chine s
j ig dates without notice.
Passengers from Portland and all Willamette
Vallev points can make close connection with the .
trains of the Yaquina route at Albany or Corval- ;
lis and if destined to San Francisco hould ar- j
range to arrive at Yaquina tne evening oeiorc me t
late of sailing. i
Passenger and Freight Rates
Alwavs the Lowest.
For particulars apply to
C. H HASWKLL, , C. C. lliK'A'E.
C.en l Ft & Pass. Agt. i Act's ien. V. Jfc P. ARt.
Oresron Devel'pm'nt Co j o, 1".
R. K. R. Co.,
304 ionix"ei y
Leave Corvaliis Monday. Wednesday. Friday.
6 a.m. Leave ATbanv 9:30 a. m.
Arrive Salem. Mondav, Wednesday. Friday, s
p m. Leave Salem, Tuesday, Thursday, Satur
day. 8 a.m.
ATive Portland, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday,
3:30 p. m.
I TH BOVXD
Leave Port land Mondays Wednesday, Friday,
6 a. m.
Arn-e Salem, Monday, Wednesday. Friday,7:i5
p.m. Leave Salem, 1 uesaay, 1 nursoay, aiur-
dav, 6a. m. Leave Albany-
1:30 p m.
Arrive Corvaliis Tuesday
3:30 p. m.
i J. L- COWAN.
J. M. RALSTON.
i Bank of Lebanon,
; Transacts a General Baniln Business.
ACCOUNTS KEPT SUBJECT
Exchange sold on New -York, San
Francisco, l'ortla::i! aud Albany, Oregon.
Collections made 011 favorable terms.
G. T. COTTON,
: DEALER IK :
iraosiios ana Provisos.
TOBACCO and CIGARS,
Foreign asi Domestic Mts,
Queensware and Glassware, Lamps and
Pays Cash for Eggs.
Main Street, Lebanon, Oregon.
Seen on the Counters of
would be glad to show
of this tie-'
A Russian General Describe th
Russian Soldier. i
Sincere and nnaffeeted love for 1
monarch, profound religions piety in- '
timately nuited with the idea of the ;
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1 Asar ana or me iamer-iami. aiiacii-
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tidence in his chiefs, very strong esprit i
de corps, and a faculty of enduring
gayly and naturally the" greatest priva- ;
tions such are the most marked i
: characteristics or tne Kussian soiaier. 5
i To these traits must be added remark- ;
I able bravery and rare contempt of '.
i death, combined with naive kind-heart- ;
' edness and a general and indulgent dis- ;
f position. The Russian soldier la dis- ;
i tinguished by a good-humor that never :
! abandons him even in the most difficnlt ;
moment, by his brotherly understand-;
j ing with his comrades, and by his gay ;
! and contented way of facing all the de- !
crees of fate.
Obetiience is so deeply
( rooted .Q mind of ftn
) enhtior that rturintrmw thirty v:ra fT-
perience of the army I do not remem-
; ber to have witnessed one single case ,
i of insubordination, either in times of j
I peace or in times of war.
j The Russian soldier dies at his post, j
i I have seen him in w inter on sentry j
Iduty on the heights of Shipka die;
! standing, surrounded with snow, and
transformed literally into a statue of I
ice; I have seen him die on the march.
j striding over the sandy desert, and
! yielding up his last breath with his last
j step; 1 have seen him die of his
wounds on the battie-heia or in the
hospital, at a distance of three thousand
miles from his native village and in
these supreme moments I have always
found the Russian soldier sublime.
Although a child of the plain, where
t.: .1.- .... I,.-.
. hill .i e him boldlv scale the toI.
most summits ot me waueasus. ana
climb the rocks and glaciers of the
Thian-Slian, tigliting all the time. He
feels at home everywhere, whether in
the steppes of the father-land, in the
tundras of Siberia, or the mountains
and deserts of central Asia. He has an
exceptional faculty of putting himself
at his ease wherever he may be, even
in places where others would die of
hunger and thirst
I have seeu the Russian soldier at
home in time of peace, or duringtrucea
in the ene"my"s country, rocking the
peasant's child in the village where he
: was stationed; I have seen him biv
ouacking iu the desert, with his tongue
parched and burning, receive his ration
of a quarter of a litre of salt-water; I
have seen him in heat and cold, in
hunger and in thirst, in peace and in
war aud I have alwavs found in him
the same desire to oblige, the same
abnegation of self for the sake of the
safety and the good of others. These
special characteristics of the Russian
soidicr his self-denial, his simple and
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natural sclf-sacri lice give him peculiar I
. powers as a warrior. -
A Great Scheme.
A bright little follow living on
Madison avenue went to the theater
last weck.says the Woman About Town
in the New York Evening Smw, saw the
piny and the jn-ople, and deduced there
from some original ideas of his own.
"I've a great scheme," said he, for
, doingaway with the bipj hat nuisauce
" at thPt I) eaters, and I think of having it
"What is it?"
"Well, I propose to suspend a heavy
weight from the ceiling just inside the
door and at such a height that when a
woman euters with a hat tall enough to
strike the weight it will fall upon her
and smash the hat flat."
"But that will smash the woman, too,
"Oh, yes, very likely," responded
the youngster, with an adorable shrug;
, "but any w'oman who will wear such
; a hat to the theater ought to be killed.
Besides, there are too many women on
the face of the earth now."
An I'ngraramst ical Prophet.
A lady told nie the other day that on
one occasion she had the privilege of
an interview with the renowned Brig
ham Young, and upon being presented
to him she said: "I was always very
desirous to see you. Gov. Young, and
to make the personal acquaintance of
one who has had such extraordinary
influence over my own sex." To which
the governor shortly replied: "You
was, was you?" MlackwooWs
THE FAITHFUL LOVERS.
On Was Jnut
m Faithful a
bwn away from hor thre yesrs about
And nnw Mturned to find m v Mftrr true:
And. though I questioned her, 1 did not doubt
It was unnecessary so to do, j
Twas by the chimney corner wo were altttnir:
"M ry, sslil 1. "he you own always true?"
"Frankly," aald she. Just pausing; In her knit
tin?. "I don't think Tre unfaithful been to you.
"But for thre year pant I'll tell yon what
I've done, then say If I've been true or not:
When Brat you left my grief was uncontrolla
ble; Alone I mourned my miserable lot;
And all who saw me thought uie unoonsoia
ahte T1H Capt. Clifford came from Alderslmt.
To flirt with him aniuwed me while 'twas new;
I don't count that unfaithfulness do jour
"The next most lovable was Franklin Phtpps;
1 met him at my uncle's Christ maxttilc.
And 'neUi the mistletoe, where lips met
He pare me hit first kiss." and here she sltrhed.
"He stuUl six reeksatuncle's how time Be
I don't count that unfaithfulness, do ou?
"Lord Cecil rossmate, only twenty-one.
Sent me his horse. Oh! how we rode and
We scoured the downs, we rode to bounds
And often was his arm about my waist
That was to lift me up and down; but who
Would count that unfaithfulness do your
! "Do you know Begnry Veref Oh, how he slnjr.
, We met 'ta-asata plcnle ah I such weather.
' He irave me, look, the flrat of theee two rlntn
' When we were lost In t'helton woods together,
1 Ahl what a happy time we spent, we two;
; I don't count that nufalthfulueas, doyouT
! "Ie yet another rinr f 10m him, d'y u see
' This plain gold circlet that issliliiinff here."
! I took herhaud, "Oh, Mary, can It tie
! That you " Quoth she: "That 1 am Mrs,
; I don't count that unfaithfulness, do you?"
j "No," I replied, "for 1 im marrl d. too."
rL LOST LOVE.
Out In the Novemler twilighL with
the elms and oaks making a crimson
canopy of autumnal foliage above her
fair young loretieau.ueny ueane wouiu
have made a pretty subject for an
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artist's sketch as she stood in her pale j
pink muslin dress, and her jetty, silken
hair all blown about in the riotous au-
tumn breeze. j
Oh, Uolwrt!" she cried, her dimpled j
face brightening as a tall figure strode j
up over the aloe of the hill, "I thought
vou would never come!"
Mr. Clare surveyed his pretty fiancee
"DonH do that, little one," said he,
as she tried to relieve him of one of his
traveling wraps, "How yon are sun
burned! And 1 think vou stoop a little.
I wish they would look after you a lit
The sunshine faded out of Gerty's
face in a second. It was hanl that he
should begin to find fault with her in
this first moment of their reunion.
I'm sorry I don't suit you," said
he. In a trembling Toice. "Yon used
to like me before you got that horrid
office in the custom house aud left Yel
"A man is not a fossil, child." said
Mr. Clare.carelessly. "We grow men
tally as well as physically. And no
one can help his tastes changing."
Gerty Deane stopped short at the
gate, where the honeysuckles made a
natural arch, and the two great columns
of velvet-green box kept their century
"Rolrt," said she, "your letter
have puzzled me of late, and vour
words and manner now puzzle me still i
more. Do vou mean that
uiro m mci
"How von do catechise one!" said
Clare. imatieutly. -Did I say that I
was tired of vou? You are "a dear.
aweet-natured little "pnss.and. of course.
a man can t exiect to have evervthing
at once. Hut the truth is that i have
been mixing iu rather intellectual
society of late, and after a taste of
champagne it's hard to come dow n to
cold water again."
Gerty looked wistfully at him.
"I don't venture to call myself In
tellectual," she said. "But 1 read a
great deal, and I try to keep up wltk '
u - t.. 1 f ."1.. 1 1
t .u- ?,
He looked with a sort of patronizing
good humor down at her earnest face.
"My darling." said he. "you are er
fect as you are. A man doesn't ex
pect a canary to ape the liquid notes of
the nightingale. Now, run in out of
the dew, and tell them to bring me a
cup of tea."
Gerty obeyed, dociie, but still uncon
vinced. What right had Robert Clare
to treat her like a child? She wad al
most sorry, for a momeut aimost, but
not quite that she was engaged to
him. And the more she thought of it, ,
the more she was determined to free j
him from bonds which she instinctive
ly felt were becoming burdensome. j
"He shall not marry me' because he
Is sorry for me," she told herself. "If
he had remained here at Yellow Valley :
all would have been right. But he has :
' dnfted into the wide sea of city society.
mnn 1 T 1 tm bvi hA Iwtrtnd t ,1 iwr.
ceive the difference between champagne
and cold water. No!" with the bright
tears sparkling into her eyes, "I love
him dearly, but I will not ruin his fu
ture and mine to avoid being called an
And so that yery day, when Robert
Clare waa dreaming over a book, with
the blossoming clouds of the old apple-
tree raining their soft pink shells down
over his head, Gerty came resolutely
out to him with a little turqua
a little turquois ring in
"Robert," said she, "I have been
thinking the matter over, aud I have
come to the conclusion that we shall
both be happier if our futures separate
from this poiut."
"Certy!" he exclaimed in amaze
ment. "Here's the engagement ring.
Robert," said ehe, speaking calmly in
spite, of the lump in her poor little
throat. "Please don't attempt to argue
the point, for nothing will induce me
to change my mind."
lie accepted the tiny blue token re-
You will remember, Gertv,"
he, "that this is your own doing."
"I shall not forget it," said she.
"Seen her! No. of course I haven't
seen her," said Mr. Clare. "That's the
very spice and sparkle of the thing.
We have corresponded for three years,
and I've never so much as looked at
her photograph !"
"Incognito, eh?" said Phillip Wayne,
"Something of that Bart. And I've
read her book 'A Lost Love, you
know. Really, I think it's the most
talented thing of the day. 'Autumn
Leaves,' too, the little collection of
poems, has had a splendid run. Every
one is reading it. And you really
"I have the pleasure of knowing her
most intimately," returned Wayne.
"She is beautiful, of course?'1"
Ana her manner?"
"She is very quiet and retiring. No
one would aver suspect, either, that
she was a successful authoress, or tne
most cultivated woman in the state."
Clare sprung up from his chair in
"So much the better," said he. "I
hate your blue stockings who go about
in tattered frocks and inky lingers!"
But you haven't told me," inter
posed Wayne, "how you commenced to
correspond with a person whom you
confess that you never saw." -
"Ob, that is plain enough. I had
been reading 'A Lost Love,' and. in the
mas-netio soell of the moment, aat
; down and wrote to the authoress di
recting, of course, to the care of ber
publishers. She answered my letter In
the same ppirit and, by Jove, old fel
low, tills correspondence lias been a
treat all along. Her letters are cli.-irm-in."
. Mr. Wayne smiled.
"1 see tliat I shall have to Introduce
yon," said he.
Clare rung his hand.
'I shall be your debtor all my life
time If you trill," cried he.
"I am going down to see her th!
afternoon." said Wayne; "and If yoti
will meet me at the 8 o'clock train. I
will venture to Insure you a welcome. "
"I'll be as punctual as the clock,"
said Robert Clare, with sparkling eyes
and heightened color.
Aud he kept his word.
"Yellow Valley, ehP" said he, glanc
ing at the railway ticket in his friend's
hand. Why! it can't be possible! I
was & bov there. I know every one In
Then perhaps you know this ladyP"
Clure shook his head.
"All the men at Yellow Valley are
said he. "All the women are smiling
and stupid, without an idea beyond
croquet and worsted work. But per
haps she's visiting there."
"We shall see,'7 said Wayne, with
At the Yellow Valley station a little
1 close carriage met them with arespect
j ful driver in plain clothes, who touched
his hat to Mr. w avne as it he was a
familiar guest, and away they whirled,
under the bending green of the elm
boughs, and past the peaceful home
steads that lined the way to the village.
"Whv!" exclaimed Clare, as the car
riage drew up in front of a pretty stone
villa, "this is the old Donne mansion!
What on earth are you stopping here
"Yes," said Wayne; "it is the old
Deane mansion; and here is your un
known correspondent, the authoress of
A Lost Love, coming to welcome 11s."
Inil tha nuit nti,n,an f Iia li.iil fvtl,it
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a. slight risure in his arms with a most
loving kiss. She disengaged herself,
laughing and blushing,
"Phil.whatau uncivilized savage you
are!" said she. "And I have not even
spoken to Mr. Clare."
" But Mr. Clare stood transfixed in
sort of incredulous surprise.
tiertyt cried he "uerty Deane!"
She inclined her head, with a roguish
dimple in either cheek.
"Yes," shi she; "Uerty Deane. Oh!
you never dreamed that you were cor
responding with me, did yon? For
Phil's sister copied all my letters and
imsted them from Philadelphia; and
Miil didn't object, and "
"But what business was It of
' Wayne's?" rather haughtily d
1 Koiert tjlare.
i Oh, none in particular," said Gerty.
t 'Only we were married last month."
! Clare stood aghast. His Gerty the
j darkeyed litt'e gypsy who haf once
j been so submissive to his every whim
j the queen of the literary world the
: uukuown corresjondcnt whose glitter-
ing intellect had so dazzled him
1 another man's wife!
1 When the bud is only half ojen no
' one can tell how loyal a rose it may
i become. And when Clare weut back
: to the city on the evening train, that
i night, he caught himself rein-ating
j Wliittiers refrain:
' "Of all sad words of tonmie or pen,
j The saddest are these It might hare been.-
For the book and book-maker were
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A singer in Vienna charged her man
ager in Paris to rent apartments for
her. He looked at a suite, for which
they asked 5,000 francs.
"Madame, say 3,000. so that I may
make the telegram two words shorter."
"What a fine library, my dear! Could
you lend me a few books?"
I regret to refuse von, but, you
know, books are so seldom returned.
Judge for yourself; all these that yoa
see here are borrowed books."
In a parlor.
One of the guests has just launched
an epigram at another, not malicious
ly, but to have a little fun.
"Do yon insist," said the hostess; "he
can not take a joke."
"Ah! he is sensitive?"
"No, he's deaf."
X suddenly receives a call, dtiring
the exposition, from a college friend
1 whom he has not seen for fifteen
"It is You?"
It is I."
And they embrace, and talk over a
thousand things of the past.
"By the way," says the visitor, "do
you remember that the day we last
law each other I lent you f 2P'f
X looks at him in astonishment, and
then, reflecting, begs him to wait. A
few moments later he comes back with
f 2 and a book, and hands the whole to
"But I did not lend yoa the book."
"I know it, but it is a prize which I
won at college for memory, and which
you deserve infinitely more than L"
Boireau, a second in a duel with
pistols, makes a final attempt before
combat to effect a reconciliation.
"Come, can not this be arranged?
Think of the misfortune which your
obstinacy may cause. I do not say
this on your own account, but. then.
i sup(ose yon should kill one of the see-
j onus? iransatlatUui.
The Resources of Hudson's Bay.
A Canadian surveyor who was en
1 gaged in an official expedilion to Hud'
, son s Bay in imo ana isu
) people have any idea of the
of this great sea. Its shores are the
haunts of the musk ox, the moose, the
I reindeer, the red deer, the while bear
! and his black brother, the otter, the
! mink, the black fox, also the silver.
' gray, aud while varieties, and ether
! valuable fur-bearing animals. Its
waters are teeming with the most valu
' able varieties of water mammals and
i fish. He has seeu the bay as far as the
- eye could reach appear one undulating
niass 01 white porpoises. ifntn tne
hides and the oil of these are valuable.
In some parts of the bay and in the
straits the shores of the islands are
swarming with walrus. It has been
reported by Prof. Bell that one island
on the east coast was found to lie thick
ly strewn with the ivory tusks of the
walrus. The tusks are valuable,
though the chief value of the walrus
lies in the hide, which weighs on the
average 300 pounds, aud is worth from
10 to 20 ceuts per pound.
"Kasors In the Air."
The southerner of the olden time
used to carry a bowie-knife for emer
gencies, and as a general thing he kept
the latch-string out for the emergency
i to come in. The westerner prides hiin
1 self on the revolver. It has seven bul
! lets iu its mouth and when it begins to
! talk its arguments are convincing.
The negro, however, has a weapon, or
as he calls it, a "weapun," of his own
the razor, or "razzer." Wheu ready ;
for use the blade is swung clean to the
handle. It is firmly grasped by the
back with four lingers on one side and
the thumb on the other, aud when skill
fully used can do an immense deal of
slashing in an incredibly short time. !
Its advantages, as described by a
colored colonel in the Washington Post, ,
are obvious: j
Hit air allwus loaded. .
-Hit air quick on de dror.
Hit never get out'u ordali.
Hit don' go off in de pocket.
Hit know its owner's wissel.
Hit bite quick and never bark. N.
Be'Saved the I.lf of a Colonel
Cetred m Decoration,
"Who brought that dog here?
him back at once."
So spoke, in his deepest and sternest
tones, old Col. Eugene Noirmont, as
he rode out of the French fort at Bis
kra, in the Sahara desert, at the head
of a strong body of irrejrular cavalry
which had been sent to check the raids
of a hostile Arab tribe.
"He is my dog, colonel," answered
the junior captain, young Alplionse de
Picardon, glancing apologetically at
the small white poodle that was close
at his horse' heels; "and I hope yoa
will not oljf't to his going with us, for
It would break his heart to be left be
hind." "And whose heart will it break."
growled the colonel, "if the brute be
gins barking just as we're going to
take the Arabs by surprise, and warns
them of our coming?"
"it is not for me to contradict yon.
; colonel," said the young officer re
spectfully, "but with your pet mission.
. 1 can soon show vou that there is no
: fear of that." Then he turned to the
: dog and said sternly: "Jacfpiot, silence
; a la mort."
Then, at a sign from the captain,
' several of the men began to shout,
clap their hands, and make noise
i enough to set an ordinary dog barking
i furiously, but Jactjuot never uttered a
, Very well," said the colonel tt
i length, "the dog may go, but remem
': ber. Capt. de Picardon, that I shall
j hold you responsible for his behavior."
! The young captain saluted and fell
: itito his place without a word, and olT
rode the detachment.
: It was weary work ridinjr over stony
: ridges and sandy hollows through the
blistering heat aud the blinding glare, ;
while the hot, prickly dunt, rising up
in clouds at each step, clogged every I
pore and choked every breath. Mile j
after mile of the desert was left be- j
I hind; hour after hour of the burning.
l wearj-, interminable day crept slowly '
past; but still there was 110 sign of the
enemy, or of any living thing save a
wide-wingd vulture, which hung ;
lHiised in midair, like a blot upon lite
1 bright, scorching, cloudless sky. The
, soldiers grew impatient, and began to ;
. murmur anil growl.
! But all at once the dog (which was i
' still keeping pace with them) stoppod
short. 8 mi lied the air uneasily, aud
then iegan to run restlessly backward
" and forward, uttering a low auxious ;
' whine. . i
Do you think he. scents the enemy?" '
whispered Col. Noirnioiit to Capt de ,
-I'll stake my life that he does," re-
plied the captain. "I've never yet t
found him wrong. There must be j
some hollow here that we can't see. :
Here, Morel. Barbtit, hold fast to each ;
other while I climb on to your shoal- ;
And then, supported by the two bur- t
ly trooers, he raised himself high !
enough to make out a dry water-course '
a few hundred yards ahead, in the hoi- )
low of which a large number of men
might easily lie hidden.
"Aha!" cried the colonel, when he
: heard this, -they want to catch us in
: an ambush, do they? No so fast, my
line fellows! Half a dozen of you db
, mount, lails, and unsling your carbines,
' move forward about fifty paces, and
I The crash of the volley rolled like
: thunder along the silent desert, while
the colonel roared, in Arabic:
"Come out, you dogs! We see you
The effect was magical. Up started,
as if rising through the earth, a swarm
! of savage faces and wild figures, wlule
the flash and crackle of the answering
volley followed as thunder follows
1 lightliing, but the Arabs, iiring hastily j
and almost at random, only wouuded
' two men.
"Now," thundered the colonel, "upon
i them before they cau reload."
i Down went the French upon their ',
enemies like a whirlwind, and in a mo- ,
I ment were hand to hand with them. ;
! The Arabs fought like tigers, but train- ;
; ing and discipline soon legan to toll. ':
i and the battle was over (as one of the j
j French troopers regretfully observed) f
almost before one had time to enjoy '
But, when the Arabs began to scat- i
! ter and fly, the colonel (whose blooi
! was fairly up) dashed off in pursuit of I
; them so recklessly that he was soon '
left almost alone." seeing which three ;
of the enemy faced arouud aud attack- ;
! ed him.
Capt. de Picardon, who was famous' :
, as the best swordsman in the regiment. :
i came dashing up. barely iu time to cut
down one of Noifmout's assailants,
while the colonel himself disposed of
j another; but the third man was just
! about to stab' De Picardon in the back
j when the dog Hew at the Arab's throat
! and clutched it with such hearty energy
that the man fell to the ground, bleeif
; ing and half strangled.
' "Form in line'" shouted Col. Noir-
mont when the tight was over and all
the wounded had been brought in.
' ,-My children, vou have doue well, and
i I thank you. To-morrow you shall be
I reported for good service to the com
! mander-in-chief himself and he will
i not forget yon, but I have one so
j knowledgemeut to make lie fore that.
Capt. de Picardon, bring forward vour
The four-footed PCOUt was at once
produced, and, when set down in front
of the colonel, he stood up on his hind
! legs and made a military salcte with
1 fore paw. to the uu bounded delight of
"A soldier who knows his duty so
well," said the colonel, with a grim
smile, "must not go nnrecompensed,
and thus I reward his services."
80 saying he detached from his own
uniform the cross of the Legion of
Honor and hung it around the dog's
neek amid thundering cheers from the
assembled troopers, who declared with
one voice that this decor-ttion hud been
fairly won by their "dog soldier."
David Kerin'llarpcr's Young People.
Mr. and Mrs. Delancy Robinson re
side in a cozy flat, or "apartment," as
they prefer to call it. in New York
city, and are not without pretentions to
elegance. The janitor is a colored
citizen called Samson not an inappro
priate name, bv-the-way, for the guar
dian of a building, whose strength may
be supposed to lie in his locks. Sam-
son is a former Pullman porter, and ai
most efficient servitor, keeping the )
halls in immaculate condition, and the ,
brass-work shining like the pillars of j
the Golden City. But, perhaps on ac- j
count of his late autocratic position, he
expects to be treated with great defer
ence as an individual of large import- 1
a nee. In this view the Robinsons'
cook, a sharp-tongucd Irish girl, does '
not share; and every time the coal- :
scuttles or the groceries go up or down, !
there is a wordy encounter, in which '
Samson is invariably worsted. The i
other morning matters reached a crisis. !
His wounded dignity could stand it no j
longer, and he stopped Mr. Robinson j
on the front stairs to complain. What
he wanted to say was that the girl as
sumed as much authority over him as
if she were one of the ladies in the j
house, but his manner of putting it !
was to say the least, infelicitous. He i
said: "Mr. Robinson, that girl of
youra has ordered me round, an yelled !
blowed me. an' jawed me. until you'd
have thought it was Mrs. Robinson her-
aelL" Harper's Magazine
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Where hot retorts are plentiful In m
gas-house. Uoslon Herald,
Eternal vigilance is the price of an
oyster at a church social. J'exw Sijl
ingn. Silence Is golden; when the gold is
coined, however, money talks. Texas
The game cock is always pretty well
heeled when he goes out on a business
trip. Jainealown news.
A woman can find her pocket quick '
enough when there is money in it to
pay for a new hat. Epoch.
The formation of trusts cannot be !
j considered a healthy business syndica- j
tiou. lerre Haute Lxprtnn. t
A man drinks to drown his sorrow, j
but the sorrow always comes out on !
top. Philadelphia Inquirer.
She (shyly) "I do love champagne." !
He "Why She "Because the cork j
uoos aa.nBurUnaUm Free Press.
' - i
Respectability is contagions, but.like
other contagions, you can t always j
catch it wheu you want it Puck. j
"How distinguished looking she is! j
Is she a lady of note?" "Yaw; she :
vos a musician." Drake's Magazine.
Unlike the majority of things in this
qneer world fogs are always mist until :
they are gone. Baltimore American.
The cooper's business is not always
lively, though he is generally a hoop
ing "things up. Bingliamton Republi
can. Misfortunes come in pairs." especi
ally when the pears are green; then
they come in doubles. Philadelphia
Blirens "What role does your star
actor take the most interest in?" Man
ager (energetically) "The pay rolL"
Up to date there have been no fliea
on this winter, at least no one in this
vicinity has seen the snow fly. Phila
Miss X. "That Italian Count seems
to lead a rather monotonous life."
Mrs. Y. "Yes; I notice he never has
any change." Life.
There is no scorn like that which is
ottered in silence. The shears give the
i most effective cut when they shut up.
I Binghamton Leader.
' Miss Walnut "I don't feel at all
: like myself today. Miss Chestnut
I "Allow me to congratulate you, dear."
i Philadelphia Inquirer.
j If everybody believed everything that
j he heard about everybody else how
1 much better every man would think
; himself than every one of his neighbors!
If we could know all the bad things
that our neighbors say about us we
should probably talk about them even
worse tltau we do now. Soinerville
..!! . 1 1 A , l . .
iiiet icn uic. umiur, iu vnur
consumptive patient thought a grea
deal of you that he was grateful to
the last," "Yes. He declined with
"Mrs. Bobbins has no piano?" "No.
She's a little' sensitive about anything
of that kind. You know she was Mr.
Bobbins' type-writer before they were
married." A". 1". Sun.
Wheu a woman fancies to herself the
husband she would like to have, be is
generally different in important
spects from the husband that she
already. HomervilU Journal.
Doctor "Your arm is broken, and
you will have to carry it iu a sling."
Old Tojer "Wouldn't it do just as j
well if 1 carried the sling in my ;
stomach?'' Binghamton Re-puMican. j
The funniest thing iu the career of s
the carousing cat is wheu he sits on the j
back lence placid iv watching a woman
trying to come within several miles of
him with a job lot of
"So you desire a posi-
tiou as groom. Y hat have you been
employed at recently?" Applicant
"Hi 'ave bin teaohin' Hinglish pronun-
ciwation'to some dudes, yer ighness."
Miss Pert '-What a splendid book!
How long has it been in the family?"
Miss Antique "The family Bible?
Why it was purchased at my birth."
"Indeed? How well preserved it is
for such an old book!" X. 1". Sun.
"No use," exclaimed an impecunious
debtor to an importunate creditor,
'VOll can't tret blood out. of si tnrnin "
j "l bnow th:tL" resoonded the creditor.
but unless 1 get that money 1 11
gore from a beat." Philadelphia Press.
First Tramp "This is getting be
yond me. Jack. Do you know the lay
of the land here-abouts?" Second
Tramp (broken-down tenor) "It's
the Star Spangled Banner, pard, but I
can't sing it like I used to once."
Pater "You children turn up your
noses at everything on the table.
When I was a loy 1 was glad to get
enough dry bread to eat." Tommy '
"Say, pa, you're having a much better
time of it. now you are Hying with us,
ain't you?" Grip.
"And what's all this I hear, Barbara,
about vour wanting to find some occu
pation?" "Well, you see. it's so dull
at home, uncle. I've no brothers or
sisters and papa's paralyzed and
mamma's going blind so 1 want to be
a hospital nurse." Punch.
Teacher (at the mission Sunday
school) "Yes, children. Daniel was
nto a den of lions, but not one of
! them dared touch him. How strange
. Pupil (scornfully) "Aw, dat'a
nuthin'; I seen a duck do that act in
the cirkis last year." Boston Beacon.
Mr. Uncertain "You keep a private
yacht, don't vou. Dubious?" Mr.
i Dubious "O, yes." Mr. Uncertain
"Well, next to money, what is the
most important adjunct necessary to
the maintenance of a craft of that
kind?" Mr. Dubious "Credit."
Young Mr. Sissy (to him pretty
cousin) "I am so much obliged to
you. Maude, for the cane you eeut me
j on my birthday, it was very though t
j ful of you." "Pretty Cousin "I ara
j clad vou liked it, Charlej-. I hope
I you didn't find the head too large."
I Maud "Isn't it a queer title for a
j book, mother. 'Not Like Other Girls'?
j I wonder what she can be if she is not
like other girls?" Mother "I don't
know, unless she goes into the kitchen
and helps mother, instead of staying in
j the drawing-room to read novels?'
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One-third of the fools of the country
think they can beat the lawyer in ex-
pounding law, one-half think they can
beat the doctor healing the sick, two-
thirds of them think they can beat the
minister preaching the Gospel, and all
of thetu know they can beat the editor
in running a newspaper. Poaghkeepsie
Mrs. May Tronne "Learn his real
character, my dear. And let him learn
yours too. Don't put on yonr best
airs and graces wheu he is around, but
simply be yonr own natural self."
Miss Laura "That's very pretty as a
theory, but if vou had "followed that
plan you would" be an old maid today."
Terre Uaute Express.
Family Doctor "Nothing more ean
be done for you. sir. I have exhausted
my resources and 1 advise you to make
your will." Patient "But'l have been
told that Dr. Blank says he ean cure
me. Family Doctor "Hnh! I'd just
like to see hiin try it. I'd have him
ejected from the society for breach of
etiquette," H. Y. Weekly.
Elderly Spinster "I ean't see why
you young girls should be so absurdly
timid. You can't walk a block after
dark without being in an agony of fear
thinking that somebody may be follow
ing you." -Do j'ou never" look back
to see if some man is following
"No. What's the use? It wouldn't
be my luck." Boston Beacon.
The Women of Xevr York.
In many respects this fair army dif
fered in appearance fmru the line of
fair, purchasers to be seen in Balti
more. The New York woman is, I
think, a trifle stouter and a degree
more gross of figure than the average
Baltimore woman. She has, too, a
ruddier complexion, owing, I am told
to the prevalence of the fad for gym
nastics and a love of wines and beer.
. i.i. .. n l ,,
t" J o
round, aud her feet large and unshape
ly. And. besides that, the New York
woman has a weakness for paint and
powder that is seldom met with else
where. She dresses. too. in loud colors,
and if you concluded that the half of
these gaily-dressed women of the
streets of New York were actresses you"
would be greatly in error. The .stage
is numerously represented in the
throng and the stage has left its mark
! on the street costume of the Gotham
1 fashionables. But don t fancy that all
1 of these fancy colors are worn by stage
I celebrities. Indeed, it is a surprise to
! the stage beauties of the other side that
the fashionable women of New York
are so fond of decking themselves out
with gandy colors and diamonds, which
attract so much comment. N. J . Let
ter. Perfect Patience.
In certain people patience has ac
complished its perfect work. "Why,
sh was such a uatient woman" said a
j son eulogizing his mother, "that she'd
let me eat eighteen hot pancakes as she
fried 'em, and then go and mix another
j batch!" Whether such long suffering
i is altogether to be desired would proba-
hlv be disonted by a dvsnentie.
A Quaker one day driving through a
narrow lane met a young man, who
was also driving. There was not room
enough for them to pass each other on
less one should turn back to a point
where the lane was broader.
"I won't make way for you!" cried
the voung man. "See if I do!"
"1 think I am older thau thou," said
the Quaker, "I have a right to expect
thee to turn about."
"Well, I won't!" resumed the other,
and pulling out a newspaper, he be
gan reading. The Quaker settled back
in his chair, and placidly contemplated
"Friend, said he, finally, "when
tbou hast read that paper, 1 should be
glad if thou wouldst lend it to me."
. This calm assumption of ability to
wait indefinitely was too much for the
young man, and he yielded his poinL
A Heavy Hole.
In a manufacturing city of New
England, not many years since, there
was a young roan from the dim of the
Say," employed as bookkeeper in a
large machine shop and foundry. At
one time two castings were made for a
customer, each casting about three feet
square and eight inches thick; -one
solid, and the other having a circular
hole in it about twenty inches in dia- -meter.
He entered both in his books
as solid. Discovering his mistake, he
computed the weight of a piece of east
iron twenty inches in diameter and
eight inches thick, when he corrected
his erroneous entry by giving the cus
tomer credit in the following manners
Mr. Smith. CV.
By one tiiie, weighing 432 pounds."
Probably this is the heaviest hole oa
record. Modern Miller.
Postal Wagoas in Berlin. j
Berlin now has a system of large
postal wagons with "sorting tables,
stamping arrangements, and every- '
thing else used in preparing mail fcvv
transportation which operate on all
the city mail routes. About two hours
is thus saved in preparing " the city
mans tor ine teams, as tne cierns yrjj
the sorting, stamping, ami hH"?riug
while" the wagons roll swiftly along.
This would not be practicable in.
America until most of the cities are re-
Always running aud tumbling down
The natives of the Fiji Islands have
taken up the game of cricket.