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A II 11 1 1 .id or Moments.
All tluo.iigh the hours of night,
'1 lii" n i omitting ruin
Peats wi'li Us footsteps liglit
Vp- n tin" w, licit. w niii";
Again rn I yet r-gilin,
Tho rnir.dr- count aright,
To rin-i i'f slumber fain,
The iniiin"iitH in tl rir tlij;h'
II- w slow, iiIiir, liow slow
Tht r. okoiiiuie, tlmy reoitei
As motti-nts r iiiio ami got
When I in w ii lend- up lit-r bright
Young II nirs n rosy train,
How- n-ndv for deliight
Tho world n ml wi remain!
For l-tii -lens Hint constrain,
Ami slm-lons that nth Ight,
lil mcinoi irs 1 tint complain,
Anil dreams in bltiok be-light
The presiigos if woo -Have
lost I heir dismal iiiifht
As moments eorue biiiI ko-
The ni niopits (lint in spito
Pistil I In- team of )Hin,
hc-seemd I ko mfiiiito
Kni' drops, on heart niul brain
Kadi oil" sopniiit" hum";
Hut im iii. nts Hint alight
I.iki" -Ion lull nn tli" grain,
Itofresh ii- nmi re-quito
So p-nt'y, noin' limy know
Or sound i f tin-in or sight,
3 moments come and go.
Hnllnd, in lih-rk and wldtss
Mnk" now this sentence plain,
Hear Willi'-1- llicii-iinlo;
Wrong shall rivc way to right
Ami night of day l-c shin,
As in- linn I - I'oini' niul go.
- li'i'i tiniiil iMi" ) Transcript
A NARROW ESCAPE.
Ono m"raii in Augud, after j had
In nnt ihi Si-rrn La Sal about live
neks, 1 -i t i lT to shoot "cotton-talk"
1 took a lou UK -! nrrcllcd shot-gun, and
proceeded on h-rso back as fnr a tho
rnirals and log cal in tf a squad of cat
tlo men, thtcc id ilu - lelow our camp.
Four cowboys and n herd bos, named
Little, wvro hero patrolling the upper
ino of nn extensive rnngr, on which
were grazing lifti on or twenty tliumnud
Ii -ad of tho half-wild Texas cattlo of
!hi"-o western iini-lieu.
As it wns nlready past "sun-up," 1
ivn not surpriicd to find no ono at th
corr.iU; tho hoyt were all out on thu
rinse. Pi-iinou iliuj; and tyim; my pony
inside tho hor-ie-pon, llirst arranged uiy
tartridcs nnd other equipments for
r.ipid lomlin-.', and then stinted forth
aa foot ovi-r tho rough ground boynit
Furrowid in iv z i z i rj cours-i acrois
.h! plain was a dry, shallow arroyo, nt
ihi liiuo of ycur well blocked with the
iiiialt garni) I wai after, and in the
rourse of nn hour or in I had ni many
birds hb I could ' mfortably carry. And
til o, after a short rest, I climbed cut
di tho jil-iin, and took a short cut for
iho corraU. My courso lod mo alone;
th-j upper cdjjn of the cattlo, hu wcro
jinzinir in sraitered " buucho" all ovi-r
tho lower ond of tho valley.
I had gone pcrhapi half n mile, when
I became awuro of a strnno coiiim ition
anion" tho feeding tliou -nn li. Fur it
rhaoccd that I had now come upon a
ittlo swell of land, somewhat higher
than tho mrroundin f plain, and ha i
stopped lor a momot to watch tho piF
toral scene. Presently 1 noticod that
tlio cattlo wero no lonj,'or grazing
rpiietly in group', I'Ut seemed, as by n
:ommon impulse, to bo moving up tho
valley. I could sco bunch after I mull
lift their heads, and, aftar watching for
i short timo tho movemonts of th-xo in
front, join in the slow procession.
My first thought was that tho cow.
boy?, for semo reuson or other, were
iriving them toward the corral; but
then I reflected that if such were tho
rise, thoso in the rear would In tho
first to start, instead of, as wus tho
case, following tho lead of thoso ia
front. ISoMides, instead pf stopping to
match an occasional mouthful ol grass,
as they would do if they wero being
Jrivcn, they came on with heads in the
air, as though nttractcd by some curious
It was not long beforo tho whole
drove was in motion, and, as I watched,
1 noticod tbat tho tlrilt was not in
liarnllol, but in convergent line, as
:h 'U'h they wero attracted to a com
mon centre, and in another instant it
fli-hed over mo thnt that centre was
A v.'iy strange son9atioii ato'o ov. r
mo at thU discovery, and I now remem
bered Little's saying oneo that whilo
h-jsc T-X is cattlo do not mind n mnn
:i horsoback, it wi.ul.l bo a dangerous
tl.ing to go amongst them on foot tho
-ight of a dWmiuntcd man being almo-t
unknown to them, unco tho cowboys
As I looked at the slow-moving thou
sand. 1 ccu'd well imngino that even
if curiosity was the only motive impell
ing tbein, yet tho momentum of thoso
i tho rear might so press the forward
ranks that a mnn would have little
chance to escape being trodden to death
by the pushing throng.
Hut thero was strong reason to sus
pect that less innocent motives thin
mere curiosity might actuate them, for
I knew the untamod, violent nature of
this half -wild stcck.and that they wir?
not to bo tritlod with.
As yot tho diitant red brown throngs
wero only slowly drifti ig toward mobut
I thought tliut I detected symptom of
uneasiness in tlioo i i front, nnd nt
once conclude I thnt I had bettor, i i
tho plains wnincubir, "hustlo myself
nnd hunt my hole."
Tho diitnnro to tho corrals was two
miles or mire. I knew that I could not
reach that point and nt onco docMcd to
seek salely in tho arroyo, which lay
behind mc about half a mile, ns I
have alrendy sai l. Tho thnu ;ht struck
me, too, that to run, or even to turn
my buck upon them, might incito nnd
draw this curious, livioj avalanche
headlong upon mo. I therefore stopp' d
backward as quickly as 1 could, still
faring tho oncoming multitii lo.
Tho leaders of the advancing herd
wero do more than two or three hundred
yards ia front of me, and I had retreat
ed somj fifty yards, stepping quickly
backward, whon tho foremost of my
pursucis quickened tin ir pnee into a
alow trot, nu example followed by thoso
behind, till, liko n wnvo, n movement
had commuuitatod itself to thos-.'
furthest in tho rear.
And now tho trot, which had boon
gradually quickening, broko into nn
awknrd gallop, and tho whole herd
charged down upon m.
For n moment as I saw thu scmi
circlo of converging colums, saw the
long horns sweopin tho groind, liko
march reeds boforj a November gab",
saw the plunging shru'ders and heav
ing backs surging through the clouds
of whilo dust which rolled up before
them I gavomysolf up for a doomed
man. Thon, abandoning all fuithcr
clt'jrt nt caution, I turned and ran for
Tho ground behind mo trembled
under tho tread of their myriad feet;
and tin mutllid thunder of their plung
ing hoofs, minglod with the Iuw, fitful
bellowing which filled tin air, sounded
i liko tho roar of nn advancing tornado,
j iun and gnmo wero too much to carry
in a raco where so much was at stake.
I dropped them both ns I sped onward.
The ground was ns level as a llo'r;
and 1 ll -w over it, taking tho stunted
sagc-bu-hes in my stride, ti.l I reached
tho arrayo. Then ver tho bank, nnd
down, at oi:c llying leap, 1 went; and
now, noticing, to my rLht, a detached
main of rocks, piled up in a pyramidal
form, I turned sharply, gnino t them,
and, cliwnbcring upward, stood in n
place of safety.
It wns only about three feet ncro-n,
but dearer to me, ju t then, than all the
1 road nrren of my fnihor's faun at hum-.
From tlii, my "coign of vantag--," 1
now in rked the surging mob of cattle
come crowding to th) brink of th'.- nr
royo and tl e", ns Iho hundred in the
rear pressed forward, I saw the front
ranks, by tin dozen, pidiod olT into
tho gully, slipping, sliding, piling in?,
one alter another, till tho ravine seimed
half tilled with them and th) white
dint, roio liko mi t from tho pit of a
All around that litt'o crag upon which
I half sat, ha'f lay, liko tin exliMi ted
swimmer ju-t i scaped from a huagiy
ca, heaved and bi.iowed tho tempo -tuoin
bovine maelstrom with
I.ikeHeean on it-i wintry sli"ie,"
their white horns ll idling liko tho foam
on tho I Makers. Tho sight of no,
perched up there, seemed to madden
tbein. Tho foremost, impelled by tho
weight of tho swaying thousand! be
hind, were forced closa a;ainst tho
rocks, while those in tho rear gorod
viciously with their horns a thoso in
front. 1". very where about me was a tu
multuous throng of clashing horns, t03S
lug heads nnd writhing bodies, sotn lit
luMy through clouds of dud.
I wns snfo for the time being, and in
no great physical discomfort; yet 1
could but wonder what Iho outcomo of
it all would b?, or how I should ulti
lint suddenly, abovo tho dull roar of
the surging, bellowing throng, I heard
tho sound of yelling voices down tho
arroyo. Tho cow boy i wero coming I
and in a few miuut-is Li'tle, "liob,''
'"Charlie," and "Kid" rimo insight,
ri ling nt full speed, their long cattle
whips cracking liko pidol-shots ns thoy
rharged upon my besiegers, whilo they
whooped in tru" cowboy polyglot:
"Hi! hi!" "Vara! vara!" '"Who
haw!' "(lit!" '"Vamos pi-a-n-a!" "15r-r-r-r!'
"Sjc-ah! Sce-nhl' ' ( lang
At the sound of tho voices and tho
cracking whips, nnd nt tho siulit of tho
charging vnqueros, tin cattlo on tho
outskirts of th crowding herd became
panic-stricken, turned anil scampered
up tho arrayo, or climbed the shelving
bnnks and dashed away across tho val
ley. Tho fright soon communicated itself
to lha rest; and in a lew mem "nts all
this thronging mob of stock had melted
nwny and Wire courting oil in nil direc
tions across tho plain forming what is
kii'.wn in cattlo parlance as a "blazing
Tho siega being thus raised, 1 de
scended Irom my little natural citadel
aid looked up my gun, which had been
fairly trampled into tho earth and h id
both coc!s brokon short oil My 1 inch
tf gatr.o bad ftred still w.rc; and,
rathor inglorious' y, I mounted bihi id
C'harlio and rodo down to tho corrals,
fully resolve I to follow his advice, al
though, ns ho ut it, it had a strung
flavor of an Iri-h bull.
Said he: "Tho next timo you go out
shooting hero afoot, you'd better Irivo
a boss under yc." Youth's Compan
ion. Tho A f liiii n Hiilter I'lant.
An F.nglish gentleman, wlwliv d for
somo years in Suith Afr'ci, chatting
with a New York Telegram reporter,
"Wait till Irado gets lively between
this country and Africa, and tho Orango j
county dairy mon will havo lomcthing
besides oleomargarine to Ii lit.
"There's a butter plant over th re
that turns out regular premium butter.
It grows wild iu tho con dry arou id tho
equator; a twig of the treo when in
b:af looks not unlike a twig broken from
tho Scotch pino, only instead of tho
hii it'll of Doedlosat tho oad, a htrich of
long mil row leaves spring out.
"Tho fruit m liko an olive. Tho ker
ne's aid dried in the sun, and then
boiled in water, and out of them the na
tive i make butter as linn and sweet ns
any Orango county butter you ever saw;
it's whit", though, not yellow. It
don't havo to bo suited and it will keep
for a year.
"Its manu'acturj is a big indu ir? in
Africa. In India, too, where d IT rent
species of tho plant grow, tin i. utter
making is larg-ly carried o.i. S 'ino of
the trees thero aro grown in plantations
on tho coast, others grow on tho mouu
tnins, and aro .V) feet, or more, in
"They say tho butter is good f"r rheu
matism and all sorts of contractions of
the muscli-.s, and t hey "i it f"r lamp
oil and for soap. Tho wood is valuable,
a's, nnd, nltogetln-, the butter true
in't a bad thing to have around.
"Ono of tin? species, thntgli, sort of
mixes things; it's n dairy and ili-tillury
all in one; buttor is ma b) from th)
seidi, andas'rong int xic it i a ; liq'wr
from tho ilnwcr. AYho.i Afiiei is
f lirly opcao I, thero'U bo lots of ipi -or
things brought to thj Ameririi mar
ket.'' Whi-kors llooiiieil.
"All hair to be cut quite short" is the
order is-ued by tho commander and
adju'aut of tho Second Kittili-ia of
the Kssex Volunteers iu vi-w of tho
iipproncbi ig cncaiiipnio it nt I'olchos
ter, nnd so fnr no K-s-x mn i w 'io has
a sp ilt of military ardor i i lii n is
, likely to object; but tin despotb: de-
ciee goes on to say that "wli-.ro pos-
sibbj tho inustaclio only li to bo
i worn," nnd it w-oil I be in vain to at
tempt to conceal that these words havo
S rend coustern.iti'm i i tho vo u-iteer
ranks in th it couity. The quilifying
cxpres-ion "when possible" is n little
vaguo. Sm h is the pr d . of man in his
whiskers that there ure doubtless II. sex
volunteers who would regard the cut
ting olT of those ornamental growth.! as
absolutely impossible; but tb-ro can 1 e
little question that tho saving clause
means only that the inn tucli"!ess mem
bers of tin i-oijii will bi excused fir
appearing with a smooth upp-r lip. In
oth r wotds, t ho whisker! of th) bat
talion lire a", re a ly as good g-ae. It
is a daring step. 'Iho fu-t N tpoleon
was never so near his tall ns wli-n ho
ono day decreed a wholesale) sacrifice of
the pigti i s of his Cuir issiers. We pro--iiiiic
that tho commander and ml jut int
uro prepared to put down any attempt
at revolt. They may probably c. u it on
the sympathy aid support of the whis
kerlcss mrmbrrs of the battalion.
London N w.s.
A New York Nabob.
WiUiamIlowcllofNewY.uk, at 3!i
has won a fortuno and is o:ie of the ac
knowledged powers of Wa 1 strut. Mr.
Howell was a poor I "it veiy ambitious
boy. Ho entered Phillips llvet. r acad
emy somo years iil'o. F r tho ti r-1
month he lived on 11 cents a day, his
food 1 cifg oat menl and comment, with
the toughest kind of Icef-teak cure a
week as a rnre treat. The si con. I month
ho iticcecded in getting fairly good day
board in rot urn for the caro of a hor-e.
At the end of this month be wus still
belter IT for ho found board nnd lodg
ing for doing nil tho odd chores around
the house and thus ho supported him
self tlirouih Kxeter. At Yalo he earned
his way by tutoring and writing lor
papers. As for Ins social st ar.din;-, says
tho Philadelpbi i Times, it is only nec
cssaiy to say lint be is a membci of tho
Skull and Hones society, tho ri ;ht to
wear the badge of which is ono of tho
most desired honors in college. His
we ilt li today is estimated nt $10,01)0,.
Cliinrse Historical )l el boils.
Chinese Hi t iry ii divide. I into two
part- -ono an i .xiet narrative of events,
nnd tho other of whit th; Mnp-ror hn
said or done. Mvery important public
matter is recorded u i ler tho day on
which it occurred. Tim II n peror h is,
as usual, th" liot's shari o. tho talking,
and thi ro i room for hi in t say a
great deal ia o ie hu olr I a-. 1 twenty
chapt r!, soma of III m vrj iu.ig. Tho
histoiy is CJinpil)! Ly n perm inenl
ri.mmtssion o' lil-rsry mm, who aro
Mwayiat ivoik. upon it.
( IIILIIKI'N S ( !I.I MN.
In ill III Til n't.
V. rowed nli" il a little la ie -
A -iv. et, eneli ml in e; -p t
And wm kii iii!"" pei-uie s.ein I to take-
In fnneyjiig wliat wis net.
Inri :in it ion held its -way.
V- thou ;lit lint 'n -ath tli- w it irs lav
S niie aiii-.i-n? city, gran I and -il l,
Ab hi! which is no -t. iry tol l.
I ir vi-i.-m to i! a iniglily ran.;i.
Wi" built IN liini.es w.m Irons strnnn";
A ts nipl-" le-u-.-l, with minnrot
(II pait -ini never siH-n as yet.
tili-t'n-ng with gems of solid g -l I;
e tble-l the streets nith s i 1,-rs li..M,
Wli i, Imiii' retiirnin from lie- wnr,
Ti' phies and anus of victory b in-.
V- nil -I, iu fa-t. a city Hi -ri-,
limit- in wat-r, out of air.
I'u-li ing HM.I-- a lily pa I - v
To see our city ran.l,
We looked below". I'was ttrmgelv sad:
Notliing I ut a I ttlo bund
I if fi-slii". niT" our soldi- i s tlii-ro.
Swimming iu and out, lietwe'-n
I trusses long of dm !;o.t green,
Which iiiai!" up the city lair.
!- Ilt. an l'liirr-l I'ultitt.
A .Norwich Falls man has a cat of
epicurean tastes. Sh at this season ol
th; ycur furni-hes her kii-'ens with
frogs' legs. Sho goes to the swamp a id
catches the frog! and, amputating the
hind logs, brings them home to h-r kit
lens. She has done thii several yea--.
No claim of extra intelligence is made
for her, but she knows a good thing
when sho sees it. IN'orwic'i H i.leli i.
Itol.lii II i-iIIm-p.i.I In u l-.i'lul.
In the d ispe; sary for a inia!. at the
I'liiversity of L-ipdg thcrj might have
been seen ii N ivember last, among 11)
ether sick nnimais, alittl j robin. He
was quite tho Hin ille-t patient, but in
sulTorings ho appeate I to rise above
them all. He had swa lowed a pin, pooi
littlo thing, dining his hours of liberty
from his cago, and it happeno I in ihU
wise: Master P.)b was fond of a sproe,
and it was olten dilli Milt to get him to
be I, so that his mister often coaxed
hint there by tho allurement of n Jni.it y,
which on this occasion ho placed on a
pin. Tin result w is terrible! How
ever, the scionti-t! wero successful, and
after n complicated operation tho pin
was extracted and tin bird is as well as
One day foih potatoes woro wanted
for ditini r. H oi was digging in tho
bank with a broken -ban lied hoo which
ho was allowed to ue.
"Don," called gia i Ifath -r, "do you
know whuro my hoe l i '
"No, grandpa,"' replied Pan, running
to him, "I don't know where your long
stemmed boo is, 1 ut here ii this short
steuuued ono you may take."
Another day ho hal been riling mi l
when they reached homo grandpa com
menced un haine-sing tho horse.
'flh," trie-'. Dm, "let mo help you
The fir-t timo Don saw an ox team it
impressed him very strongly.
"Mamma," ho said, nft r watching
them a few minutes, "1 don't think
cow hoisci nrj nice, do you; '
The next tini", ho remarked, veiy
decidedly, "I don't like to seo horses
with horn-! '
lay Tot was .laving with her
horse. She played the horse
was kicking up its heels, and I want
to tell you - 'he horse kicked up so high
tho littlo girl and tho horse mid tho doll
tumbled right over on the floor,- this is
just a made-up story, ---and bumped the
little girl's hea l.
Wncn l.er mamma came sho was
frightened. Sh said :
' i ill. my darling ! what have you been
And she tai l: I have :u iibli d over
nnd I broke my doll;' t,o, let mo see,
sho didn't break her doll. Wasn't it
a ..Tent wonder sho didn't break that
dolli Sin; didn't even break one of her
ribs. Hut she was frightened aw fully.
And after that sh : went to Sunday
school and sho had a party. Wasn't it
good it didn't make her sick?
Hut ono day the littlo girl hurt her
foot on the regi-ter. Then she coul In't
po to Sunday school. Si sho wrote a
poem to h"r grandmother. Youth's
llnw a Hedgehog Kills a Serpent.
A foreign paper describes the pro
ceeding ai follows: The hedgehog
cautiously nppronched tho sleeping
roptilo and seizid tho ondcf his tail be
tween his tcith. Then ho rolled him
self up into a compact ball nnd awaited
developments. Tho snake, nwV-ened
by tho pain, turned upon his cncinyand
fought with his fangs. Tho hedgehog,
retaining his hold, a'lowod himself to
be dragged back and forth during tho
struggle, nnd, meanwhile, tho serpent's
jiwshad bcromo lacerated and useless
from constant assault upon tho spines
of its enemy. In a few minutes the
serpent had becomo exhausted with his
cIT-nts, nnd tho hedgehog, unrolling
him elf, disemboweled the serpent and
ato his meal. In this caso the hedge
hog does not kid tho serpent directly,
but obliges him to kill himself by dash
iu upon thu sharp spines.
ralsc hlea About the Framers
of the Const i t u t iuii .
Thoy were a Youthful Set and
not Venerable Sasos.
The "F.-lh -rs of tho llcpublic" were
not lbs sex agonal ians and Bepluagen
aii ms of their era. On tho cnntraiy,
s is II. P. ("lark iu America, they wuu
as a rule n remarkably y uthlu' set ol
men. It ii the ""';;, queues aad knee
breeches" which havj c.iiiiud the mi-ap-t
preh iisini. The pictures in the school
: hi-tory show whito-haited in-ii who
J bear every appearance of being "well
, up in yeais," and tho child instinctively
thinks of thum as ol I. Almost super
I human wi-dom ni required todis
' charge their almo.t impossible task, nn I
it c on-equ ,-ntly h erne I as tliMigh they
! in 1st hive pos'iMse-l tho requi ito wis
' d oiu an I experience of tho ivoill. If
I the question weiensk -d which of the
j t w.i bo.li the convention of ll-"T or
tho I'liite I S ates Senato of I
showe I the highest iiverago of age,
doubtless nine persons out. of every ten
would answer that the framers of tho
Constitution were much tin older.
Foi ty -one deputies from thu virions
statM f ubseribed their names to the
ceo .. itu(io:i on the IVthof S jp'.ember,
l.""7. The i irth day. of all but f uir
aro known. Of these '.',7 there wer;
but live who wi ro as old as lit), and in
tmth one of these live did not complete
his sixtieth year until the month after
the convention dissolv :.. TheNi slor
of tho body was 11 njimi-i 1'iaiiklin,
who was moro than M whin it lied,
linger Shermnn cam; next iu seniority,
atlli'i. Then follow.. I t wo mem b; r -,
each in their sixty-fourth year, and the
deputy woo was just turning iiO. Hut
only otii--i.x:h of tho whole number
were entitled to bo called old men.
Turn now to th i other extr m -. .Ton
n'h hi Dijton of N' -w -ler i .-, lucked
everal inontln of b-in ; ",T when tbo
n.iiv ntio-i met; William -I ickson of
Pc n-ylva ;i , was Lut .; (Juries
Pinekney o: South Carolina, only ".".;
AI- xa idei II iniiltoa of Ne k York, was
iu' a few months past llo; Kufus King
of M i-si.i hu ett i, :;o; ii iivir.neur Mor
lis o! N -w Y'.-rk, o"i, and .lamos Mali
sou of Virginia, :;i! Twelve of the
wero under ij nnd -O lis- than l"i years
old. A lull thirl wer; thu - within tho
class, which, in speak i ig of ago nowa
days, we call young men. Tho average
; go of the whole number fell just insi le
It wiii'd be a waste of space to argue
thit the y-ung men of tho convention
did 'heir full sharo of tho work. It is
enough to have cited tho gieat names
just in ntione I and to add that the
tonuiiilti-e to whlih the instrument wa!
referred lor final revision consisted of
Johnson, aged sixty; llimilton, thirty;
O iiverneur M n is, th irty-ti ve ; M idi-un,
thivty-six, and Ki ig, thirty-two. liin
croft calls M idison "the chief author ol
the Constitu' ion." II nnilton's work i i
Iho Federalist is com ;. led to have been
the most potent agency in rommcii ling
the instrument to the country and se
curing its ndoption. M ir.-hail, ih -n
only thirty-three, I urn i - ho I th; power
lul assistance without whi.-h Madi-on
ceull not b iv i .secured thu narrow ma
jority by whie'i their State was per
suad d to accept it.
The Constitutional Convention was
not uniqiiJ ns a lield for youthlul
nchievement. .1 -IT rson was only thirty
three years old when he wrote the
"D elation of 1 idepemlcnci'." llimil
ton was made Secretary ol the Treasury
by Washington, and began his career as
a linineier at the age of thirty -two. At
tho same time King, sine; ho repre
sented Massachusetts in the C-m-t ilu
tionnl Conveution, was elected I -lite i
Slates Suiator at thit ty -four. Thirty
bud been fix d as the ininiiii nn ngc for
Senators, and half of tbo e first elect ;d
w.-re between thirty nnd thirty-five.
A few years later 11 jury ( lay came to
the S-nalc nnd was admitted without
thought that he was not eligible the
fart being th-.t he did not reach the ago
of thirty until moro than three months
No limit of ago for the ju hciary was
tixed in tho Constitution, but if there
beany place in the government wbcro
maturity is demanded, it is on the
b-nehof tin Supremo Court. W ish
ingtoti appointed as ono of the early
justices Jaims Iredell, who was lut
lill years obi; John A Urns gave a place
to Hushrod Wa-bington nt liil, and Jell
orscn mimed William Johnson at only
;!'. This was simply the adoption by
tho Federal government of Iho same
principle which th- S'.nios had applied
to tho ch ece of judges, .lohn .1 ;jy who
wns mad first Chief Justic e of the
I'aited State! nt L! had been app dated
Chief Ju. tio of N w Yoik when but
HI. Iredell hal been ju Igo of the Su
perior Court of North Carolina when
The truth H that whit we have cum;
to c.-nsid- r the r-peci il era of old men
was real y the most remark dilc period
iu our hi tory lor youi; : en. Th j
: jnved a ehaace u cento v l'o such as
young men havj r.cver had since the
civil war bro.odowi, temporarily, sumo
of the I timers against youth in public
life, but ilu controlling forces wero
wielded by in-" ti whti-e av-rago age wai
a iitiin'ier of e irs gre it -r than that of
their gran-Ilather!, who hel I sway dur
ing the 1 v ilutionary peiiol.
The youngest mm in the I'nito 1
States S -nnti) tod ij- - l 'una of We t
Virgini i was :;.' years old w h- ti he
took bii icat, an 1 no o ly so young h 1 1
been seen in th; bo ly lor a bug p-nod
before his appoara'ic -. II" is row 10
and nobody else ii th- boly of 70
members i ) so yo ing, a'thoit-h as w;
have M-)n, one-1 bird of the Constitu
tion il ('invention w-re under In. More
l linn half of the latter bo ly, il ha I cen
shown, were lesi that -l"i years old; only
21 of the present 7b sni.t irs, or bat a
tr ri 1 over a qu ut-r. ere less t h iti 1)
years old w hen th-v nut -r-d t o ( h mi-
J bev. Til - average age of th" 1 oinle
; t 'day is o" years, again -t an aver.ig" of
o-.ly )"i years for t h- C mv--!i!it"i of
"Slow-goi i we are i'o-l to rail the
! w iys of t he ci ghteent Ii c ii'iry, "a tn-t
age" is the common ib--c; i ..t ion of ".ir
own iv-tiud. I). th t x p: e i.'.n ar-- T si i i
lending. i r con -ei v i' ive an-n-t-'r!
: lushed th- ir boys thr at -h c iliege .hir
ing I li.; ir teens; two ui.-"Iims ol the
constitutional r invenli m h id gradu itod
J at is, one nt IT, an I tiiree at 1''.. N-w
j Yorie college wi I lo.t a Inn' a boy oril
; he has complete 1 l.i- li;h-eith y -ar, m;-I
the average age of gradu i:i in at both
Ilirvarl and Y ile is between '..'' and
i A Luke nl Hair Dye.
Mono hike in N vn.la t mist it ut. teir
of the greatest i.aturn'. dep o-its of hair
dye i i the known world. A whit
hairc I old Hodiemri who went down
to tiie l ike .luring this slimmer was so
pleased with the bathing to le had
th'-re that he went in for a swim recu-
1 larly every evening i.fter linl-hing lit-
-he's work. II-' was ib.wn at the bike
two weeks and when he got back bis
friend i hardly knew him. II; lelt H i lie
a w hitc-haircd old man, and he came
back a golden ! boid-.; and apparently a
j man of only mid lie age.
I Ail who b:, th- i i the w it-rs of that
lake becoitr-blonde- and it' Iho bathing
n per-islcd in for any length of time
tlcv .-et to be re-1 In-n 1- i. A mm last
: spring rente 1 the I. -viving tauh on j
the north .-id.." of th; lake. II) has!
three .-tiapi-ing daugh;rr:. A- soon ai j
i the water bcc.iiu-) warm enough th
' girls dai'y went bathing in th; inko J
taking for th-ir 11 --ruiii 1 gambols a I
time wh-ii the "men folks'' wen; all
nit on th- lanch nt -ork. h -n they ,
; begun taking their. lips in the lake the I
i girls were brown-baited 1 ut they soon ,
found thun-elvcs becoming blond's.
! This ..j d. Ii,:h'c 1 th-"in th it th-y began
' bathing twice a day and between times'
j washed their ln-mls in water from tl.J
i luke. Virginia t I'y lint r prise.
A (.eiicloiis H.ine.
i Coj'i-nhage:-. Ii.ei.mark, i- f "i t uunte
I enou-gb I i p.-.s-ss a woithy ci;;. -n, re
.marks tho -in I'tinii-co Chi.uii.l-,
.lacobscti by name, who wuld .-. m to
ben suit of 1'eabody nnd M n n-i.as and I
H'a'k. r relied into one. II i- a egreat j
I rower, -is bis father was bt-loro bini,
and Hko hi- lath-i he -b ligh' s lod. eote
bi enorm -us profit s I., the goo I of his j
Ii How -c" un 1 1 y in- ii. When tlieold mri ,
died he left his big brewety and all III j
np urtonii'ir 's nt Cirlsburg to the ua I
' tion, as well ti con-i lerable sum to
. be used in keeping it going in ciso of a
se vere common i il cii-H. To his son,
tin; present M. Jicols'-n, ho only lelt
.some if ''o'l, mi' l or so, for tho fact was
the latter had !or .some ye-.rs been bri w
ini on his ow n acc ount and po--e-sse I a
. business we'd nigh equal lo bis father's
ia importance. As to bis wile, the old
man left her as her portion all the beer
w bit h i hiinced to be in stock on tin;
day of his death, and ibis pt.-ee. 1 equiv
alent to a legacy of l .' i.o.iu
legend of Indian Vampunt.
1 An hnlimol t he ( ).) and ig i I e-s-rva
tion in N-w YorK g.-n - to a h-gi-dnti vo
commit teem iu the following tradition
concerning the wampum: "Tin re i. a
tree set iu the .-louid an I it touches
the heiv-ps. Fader that tree -it- j
this wampum. It its on a log. Coals I
of lire n ro iiiiqu.-nch ible, and the r-ix
Nations nrent this counc il tire hel l by
; this trine. To-do-i la-bo, n member ol
the Hear clan, is tin great chief heir,
lb; has a 'lerend int in our tribe tody;
bis iimii ; is Frank I. gan. One of the
uses of the wimipiiu is for a symbol iu
the election of oih.vis Tho wanip: in
I bearer keeps the tr-ntiesnf tho naiion."
New Jersey's 1'irsl lion.
The first iron mmlo in New J-rs'-y
was nl a p'acc just south of Trenton
I from the i mi mile or bog oro t lint nbo un Is
in that section, nod the first forgemasler
was (inventor Lewis Motris, who caino
lo Monmouth ficun Hiirbadoes beforo
j the year Hls-0. When tho revolution
, came on the iron men had grown ski'l
; ful enough to make cannon and shelU
j for the Continental-, also big shallow
I puis i a which to evaporate sea water
and supply -ill when th; foreign article
was tut oil'. Chicago Herald.
The Two Lives.
Aiiiopr tlie lonely hills they played;
No ntlii r bairns they ever knew;
A little lad, n little maid.
In swe- l companionship they grew.
They played mining the terns and rocks
A childish coineily ..f life -K.-pl
Iciti-e and milked the crimson docks
Ami called eneli other man nnd wife.
Th- v wi nt toM-hool; they used to go
Wiili in in-about each other lail;
Then ll.aseii heads ill rain or snow,
W ere sheltered by a sinlo plai I.
An 1 so nnd so it came to pa's
They loved eneli olh-ri leth'-y knew;
lli-In-art was him a blade o" ) l ass.
And h.-i-s w is like its drop u' dew.
I In- -ars went by . th- olwingcfiil years
Hi . ii,-lit lamer lil-, mid toil for life;
'hey puled in the dusk with tears -
Th v called i-aeli otlu-r limn niul wife.
"J l,..y iiiiiin-ied - she nnotlier man.
An I In-, iu tinie. niiothei" mind,
The .1. t i- ends lis il l..-aii
.'.ci nig tl;- lonely hills the." pe -1'
- I V i ' 1 1 -. i ii i iiiiton.
In th- - w in. Tho -hark.
A pi ,-tty h ud tub -A Tu-hi-h btt'i.
A beastly jim- A deraiel ciicn
i',l s ,-i .leut-.l . i'i e , tire" oll'llii 'S ::i -
i-l - t-,1.
When iiargo m- ts b-,-.- th e.i c mo
the tug ol uumeici".
Its et:o"igh it y u hav-a p.i-sin- BC
quaintanc o with a lailioid tmn.
Cats in j the poets of the lower nol-inals-th-'j"
alone i u'.'iv.ite the m-.-ws.
Tin most confirm -d old salt on thj
s a may be too i-c-di when ho (gets
.M ist soa cap! ins mc called ''j"l!y
old sa t ," btit some of them nro rather
Tin; condemned ir.ur ler -l's voice is
tremulous ai d hii-ky, sitnply Luciuso he
cannot clear his t hru .t.
i've kissed her in all kind- "f v-Tses,
I've kissed liei ill pros- III! its s'in k"d
As hijgh as Hi- ,-nies uf my otli.-e,
I'.iit never have kissisi her in la.-t.
.bihiiiiy Pim p - y - I' i. can you ti H
me wht MlK i "I. XXXVI, oa that,
building mean? Mr. I 'l mps-y We 11,
about all I can make out of it Johnny, is
Wli-:: th; first Napoleon, hnving
abandoned Mo. cow, arrived at tho
ferry on the Iliver Nicmcu, lie asked
the ferryman, who did not know him,
if many French d-.-rter! had crossed
over. '"No," was the reply, "you aro
"Thero is no nnro flourishing busi
ness in tho world than iniae," sni 1 the
life m-ntiinoc agent to his intended vic
tim. "Yes," siiid tho victim calmly.
'"I see you keep ll mi-hing both hands
nil the time; but my dear young friend,
that doesn't convince me."
"Why can't they make these dum
mi s in .re litelike-,''' sai l n facetious
chap h ilting with a fnen 1 in front of
a clothing store and slapping a figure a
vigorous blow on the cheek. '1 he
".lummy'' turned su Ideiily, let fly his
left, mil knocked the facetious t hap off
his pins. Ih l'itler c oncluded that tho
dummy was a little too lib lik-.
A Chinese IJomanee.
From Chi N in Fu com ;s these stories
which il.u-trat-." Cuinese lile. First Is
iho man i igi; of the dau jhlei of tho
liovernor, Clung .o. Years ago, when
hi- ex- llency was an c tin i il of much
less importance, he became acquainted
with a person of the rank of prelect, who
hal a son who soeme 1 worthy of being
engaged to his daughter. Sltieo then
the prefect died, while Chang Yao ad
vance I from one position to another,
until by a rare fortun he has become
the liovernor of Shantung.
I he one family became poorer and
poorer, while the u" ii r gained a relish
for pomp and wealth, ea-e and honor.
Tlie intended son in law being urged
be personal Itioi Is, appears at last, at
th : li 'Vcrnor's y mien. H nig dressed
ii unseemly r isiu ne, be was ignore I by
some, bill at last :r"t bis letter In to tho
(Jovernor. The Oivernor se in -d to
f,.r:et Ihi plan.il th; past, but in dm
tune t.iitii) I" th ) c inclusion that it wns
better lo follow i ill the engagement
than bring himu lf I ito disrepute. A
house was secure I, and in a few days
now a week ago tho intirn oge occurred.
AH th - inferior otlieiais appeared reidy
with presents, and now the young man
in higher up in the world. Such is n
romance of Chinese life. San Fran
Tlie l.reiitesl Living Novellsls.
As to the question, ' Who is tho
great st living novelist .'" which it under
ili-riis-ioii among literary people, Iho
Critic of Hi-ton mentions Hlackmore,
Wilkio Collins, Hlack, Stephenson and
li-orge Meredith ns each lik -ly to bo
supported by their I nnds of followers, in
lviglainl ; and Ilowclh, Junes, llrot
llarti) and Cable, in this country. Hut
he-id ti To'stoi, in Ittissiit, whom Mr.
HoWelU" opinion 1ms long siico ele
valid to tho presidency of ii-lton, there
lire D.iudet, Dumas, Fetiiil I, . !a and
lie Maupassant, in France; (idl.,-,
VnbliM and Valera, in Spain; F linn,
in Italy, and lijornson, iu Not way.
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