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II. V. LOINDOA,
EDITOK AND 1'ROrHIKTOJl.
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Set Vuiir I'aees lu the Sun.
There's u ring ng glorious men-uro
Ju tlio mulch of life, my brothers;
Jf we listen wo m iy Loir it a1 1 d iy lonp.
With mi undertone .if liiuin.li
Iso discordance w h Ily .-mothers.
Ami tliis is tli cheerful burden of tl.o
s 'iiv :
''I'm ward ! Ke p the column moving!
I'erfcet lest bl.ull III' our gll III "II
When our missions urelinliilcd our labors
Puty's path lie (J lin lieforo us,
A h itsoeVi- eur tns; mi 1 bur ten,
If He bravely set mil- faces to. the sun.
A Four-Footeil Contest.
"Pj -ridgowku w ill kill t lir slnlliou at
the first spring," said the li'jiit, in lii-t
liizy, nirogant an hem tk-ss Way. Time
ii no tiger of hill or jungle t lint r in
comparo with my Pj Tid gowlt a (thun
der sp.-ar) for siz , strength nnd leroci
ly. Tho white steed, wcro In twenty
fold tlio equine li'-ro you clni.n for him,
S,hio Colonel, wi u t not cvalo his
doom. II) will go ilowu liUo a shut,
an 1 you will no loader dis uto my
f u irdi-in hip ov r Mdiiln, the demure
litt'.o X'mlch girl under your wing
"Hut yi'iir Excc'dency," sail tho
ciliv-iT addressed, "if tin staliioa shoull
wi i, the girl will go to J5 jiub iy with
lne, : re .riling to your nugust promisi. .' '
Th) tin ky pntentato waved his iinn,
whoso j wcl-stilToned sleeve fairly
hi .: I with tho movement.
'Yon have my wor I, Sahib," was
Iiia mi rtilioui reply. Tlio wurJ of
Pj .mpudru lli-san, li'jih ol Nagpour,
is his homl."
"Certainly, " called out Major I'jia-iV-xtir,
a: other rel-coated i liieir of tho
group. "Pit if y ii ara so sum of your
tiger winuiii'.', Excellency, I wiil lay
you an nl.litioual thousand of riipe.es on
Nnlgkn, the moiiutaiu stallion."
'J'lio 1 i j 'i 1 1 inclined his bond in assent
nnd tho wigcr w s July rogi t re I by
an obt'ijiii..iii wlntj-ioocd secretary at
las elbow. '
Tile arena was a J on wa'.led circular !
pit, nhi ut Ii)) feet in d i.-im -ter, a id j
itrou i I thi.i tin lion of sj.it", wall a
li capa-ity of " Id sn.c'aU.i-. m,o so1
J stei'i' v n to -lvi eveiy o. e, t.vea tin j
hiim!i.o-t, a oniii:t vi"W of tiio i :i I :
rior, au I yi t ra a immunity from tho :
li tee it will bea-l s Mpri-i .
la addition to t!i- throng of ji.'r'orial '
ntto;'.d int i surrmi i li i:; 111 l j h i i the j
gorgeously l i striol St.it j .in p irt-
incut mi' ri d t -mi- accomiii.) 1 ai m tiicre !
was a Ltro'ip vl K Jish . I'i 'er-, resjileu- !
dent in III n- f'.'ui .el u llo: :m. !
Tir: lii t i..ie of tli.-e to wlmin the ;
Kijthllil a l lrmed hi no f w n Co . 1
M dm i, mid at hi . ,-i do w.is a sia u .i Iy
beauti.ul you i' Hui i- lrl, tin M i- ;
haU reli i red to. Kvory tina w n at i
stake with tho poor child i i tlu uaii io
combat that wu about t.) euitie. .Mo- ,
hun liai fouid her with a baud of
tihant dancin ; woaiou or Mm I o gyp- '
sies of tho P ctai), and s.trctiy I
veiili;d a ruumr that she was tin j
last survivin ; chi d of Mu'uy lia -.an, '
half brother ol tho pusent li .j .h of
-Napoor, who hid, after usurp the
throae, foully niiir dried all tiio other
rightful Unif, ma-iy of whom lie had
thrown as prey to lin favorite tig r.
The Kijili hid only se: prev ntjd
from wnstiu,' .M hdi Irom her .-il;'-coastitutod
p:u'.ectnr through a whole
soino fear of tho I! itidi comperoH,
but liad at hist i xet tod his malign u.id
still power! u! lusisteuco to sindi au ex
tent that tho present contest h id boon
agree I ou u a test oi tho gui's gunr l
ianshiji. Tho ItajaH tigruo I to pit his cham
pion lighting tiger Pj.'rid,'owka agaiust
a white stallion, likowiso noted for 1 1 i -
combative diipositi m, tint Col. .Mohuu
had olit iino I from thj foot hills of '.hu
Western Ghaut", justly co obiatcd for
their lino cavalry stoclf, much of wdiich
is blooded, with a pure Arabian ances
try. Hhoul I the tit.i'.liou w in, M ihaln
would ba transferred to the protection
of powerful friends i'l Homb-y, with a
fair prospect of ouo day recovering at
leaU a poruon of ber inheiilinco.
Should tho tiger c mo olT tho victor,
she was to bo nurrondurcd uncondition
ally to her cnul nnd rapacious ki n
man, whoso appalliug character was a
mllicli ni gu ir.iuten of tho turriulu late
in that event awaiti ig lior.
Thero was sea-like murmur of an
ticipation, and all eyes wcro rivetol
on ono or two strong iron gratings t'u t
were sido by si lo in the w.ill if tin pit,
on lovel with a, sandy lloor.
An instant 'ater it shot a-i lo, and
thera was a'l inv I' ri'ary I ur-t of ap
plause us tho noiilo horso boiridc 1 i ito
He fH not larjo, l.tit porfctly pro
portioned, with a glistening cut, us of
nowy sstin, a mine and tail that won
of light golden tinge, furni-thing a con
trast as uniquo as it w.is harmonious
aad besutiiul. Fire wis ia his eye, the
rhythm of sp.ol and activity in hii line
limbs, and, as he curvoted snurli-ig
around tho srenn, it was noticed llnit
1 ;irn"!l hoofs were shod with new and
.ku.ipsli.ol i-hoos, that fairly lladiod
lite a lumping rivulet in tin sunshine,
with tlio graceful and airy in iv. menu
that scarcely seemed to touch the earth,
and yt were surgestiva of liorco wari
ness aad expectancy.
Tho Hajah stroked his beard once
more and smiled again.
"It was not mentioned in tin com
pact that Nadgka should bo shod,"
said h ".Still, 1 wuivo tin point I
can well ullord to."
T.uii ho straightened himself with a
cruelly gloating and exultant look, nnd
thero w..sa frcdi durst of many throat
ed opplauu', not unmixed with terror,
as tho other grating shot bac'v with a
clang, nnd tho vmntol monarch of tho
jungle, after springing into tho arena
w ith a snarling sort of roar, bo aa cir
cling around nnd uroun 1 it in ominous
silouco, with his cyos fastoued on evory
movement of the Btillion, who coolly
kept revolving in tin centre, as on a
pivot, head down and lnols invariably
to tin fo
"Pjridgoivka's way Pjeridgowka's
pet trick!" chuckle I the rajah, nib
bing his j'jwdlod hands together.
j "S ihib Colonel, in two tninutcs Xad ;
i kussatii skin will bj in red riuluns!"
; Tho tiger was, for vjry truth, a
prodiy, cvin for those d ayii, when
larger and li'Tcr prisoners wcro made
than now. II) was four feet tall at the
I shoulder, precisely eight foct from tip
I to tip, and correspondingly propor
tioned, with a ferocity that was at that
tinn proverbial throughout India,
j Uotud and round prowlod tho mon
j ster with no moro st.irid than would
have been produced by tho footfalls of
! buddenly thoro was an exulting roir,
tho largo striped bulk reuined to fly up
into tho uir as though hurled by
apings, nnd ho was seen to Inunch out
toward the white stallion ai if projected
out of a cannon's mouth.
Hut lighliiiug-liko as was tin attack,
it was countered by a movement as
electric and as cIT.c tivo on tho part ol
tho cipiino hero.
There was a wdiitc, whirling sort of
lla-li, out ilew tin glistening steel-shod
heels, striking tho tigor in tho cliost
whilo yot in mid-air witit tin forco of a
citapult, iind hurling him bacic with a
resounding crash against tlu wooion
wall of tho pit till it fairly tremble 1.
Tlio raj ill frow ned, whil) M ilula's
soft fiic ) correspondingly brightuued,
and tho broi.ze faco of .M il.un vlow.y
i rel x' into a stinlo as In drew her
l hU . la li ;ur) yet moro rea-suriu''ly to
liis si ! ; tiio en iro liriti.h contingent
. at tiie same time bur-ting into a Bhout
that rang and reverberated over tho
shriilei p an lits o! tin n .tivj onlookers
iniah like lh) hoirso braying o: a battle
j horn i v -r the Mpi'akiags and r .amor
! ill.;s of the li es und Ueltiodiu 11 -.
"Anther thousand on Nndgka!"
i n.d l'oind Mer, fXciledly fluttering
two I'm ;en al in-' p aenia'o in baling
book fashion. "A wholn I.ij of ruiuos,
' if I o .ly hal til in! Wliil says your
I j mipu lra-ll iss in com pose Ii v nod 1
e l nil a-ient, and tin w i.-er wu re
"It w is Pj 'ri Igowka's lirst miscal
culitiun; his iuipiti Jiio uv ! reacliLiI it
ault," he :d I, -truking his beard oico
more. "W itch bun i.uw."
Appiro tiy but -lightly injured by
hi- repu -c, llio'i .li p iiiting siiglitly, t ho
t gei h id ie-u lied his silent, watchful
ci c-lngs of the urenn, Heimiiiylv with
no more w Hit o! conli louco in himself
thin if tliey hid not been in tin least
II a ill : "-t il ion w i; n nv icon to have
ch i igu 1 I: i -1 i"ti..s -. f ir t ia-, wiiilo ro
suiuin r lin piv )t.il gyra. i ins, his heal,
in lieu of hu bi id.jii irter-, were now
pre-, ir d to the ;r .t.
Ani iliT i'r aliless intervi of sin
pense, foilo-yjl by a fre-h nurtiiu
spring on tlio part of the tiger.
15 it it w is countered i v.'ii moro cun
tiiti;,ly and clT..ctivdy than bnforo.
Crouching and glidi i ; u i lor th' llyiig
bluck and yellow bulk, much as a
gaz.'llo might cr'nichingly cv ido a 1am-
m org yor's hurtling .swoop, out flow tho
glistening hoeU a rain at jint the riidit
iu-tnnt, this tinn iTinging ii) with a tre
mendous impact on tho monster's 11 ink,
so that when Pj-ri I rowka's rev jlutions
wcro rosii'tiod, as th -y wero nliiin-t in
stunt. y, it was wit 'i a mi Ion, hi'f-gasp-ing
air, and with n percoptibto limp
that betokenol more thin a Ir ling in
jury to hit hips.
"Another thonsind lo fivelni'drcd
on tho white stallion 1" vociferated
Poindcx er yet nnin over tho many
voic d a;ip!au-o. "Is it a go, your Kx-
coU'Micy; C)r I go you three to one! '
The Kn jah's t). lent il conipo . Ill i had
docp.'iiod into som .'thing moro than
Oriental glumno's; and his cruel gn.j
ro.uued (rum tho ti ;er to tho little In1
gum now radiant with a smo, during
liorceness of di '9 itisf.,i:' ion ; but he,
nevertheless, inclined liii h;a I maj ;-li-cilly,
and the third a I litioaal bet was
Put again nnd ngiin wu tho ligor's
spring reponte I, and with no hotter suc
cess, save that on ono occasion ono of
his mighty forepawi m i.i:io 1 to fetch
tho bravo stood a long raking stroko
along tho loins, rippin; hii skin into
strips nud staioinr his silv.'ry coat with
It was now a forogote concliidon tint
Xidgka Woul 1 bo th: victor. i'ii. '.
lishmon roared tliom-el ve-i ho rsiji ven
tho natives yolled l.ieir uiir tni.vd
delight, in spite of their royal muaor's
I Si..nl...,...n. -.1..!.. ii ... t. r :.t
ui-fiv;usuie, Willie lllllli nt 111. I s I !lf .
clapped her hands und bounded in her
scat at the si le of her sternvi nged pro- '
Hut Pjini lgnwln, thotiLdi plainly 'lis- 1
piritod, bud as yet sulTetcd iio positive- ;
ly disabling i:iju:j', and it was ipiicljy ;
evident that ho i itcided to tnalie o.ie '
m re i II ill to ret levo tho day. j
Without tho slightest warning ho -ud- j
donly changed his tactics by swerving
from his prow liug circuit, and running j
instead of leaping directly toward tin
horso's lowered crest, until within a
couple of y iriP, and then launching
himsolf forward, like tho veritable
thunderbolt for which ho was named,
full nt Xidgka's throat.
Jtut tho stallion was not thoro to mejt
it, having danced to ono sido with the
rapidity of thought. Then, and before
tho tigor could rccovr from tho shock
of striking the opposito wull of tho pit
crash! crash! crash ! successively wen;
tho steel shod tcrriblo heels launch" I,
each timo reaching tho mark with nr.
rowy precision and bono-cni'liing force.
Aud then tho junglo monarch wn
seen running whimperingly around fi
skirls of tin nrcna on throo lcgc, an I
with his jaw hopelessly broken co-i-ipiercd,
dofeatcd, and with the sole ob
ject of effecting a skulking cscapj fro
his victorious foo.
ThoUijah mado tho sign by whii!
liis favorito was permitted to make goo
his retreat, and thon, with a b..w t .
Col. Mohun, turned to go with hii
"O io moment, Kxccll incy !'' shout u i
M ihala's protoctor. "P ign, if y n
please, to formally annnu id 'hat tin
victory is with Xidgkn, and my litl.e
friend horo is to contin'n undi turb -d
under my lu irdianship.
Tho potentate did so with none of
tho best grace, it mud bo sai l, nd
then took his departure with as mil h
lu-to as was cousi-tcnt with his augu-t
It was nono too soon.
Tho whito stillion, winch hal unli.
that iiioinout rem ii io I pnuliy ii th;
contro of tho pit, su lden'y roared libu
Hclf hi ;h in tho air, wi'.li lli.hiag cy is
nnd 11 ating tu tuo and thou fell upon
his i le lead.
"Poor Nidgka!'' commented M.ij r
Poindexter, laying his h ind on M dma's
shou'.dor, on which tin little lio;iim
was now sobbing as if her h.-urt wi u d
break. ''Sjo, his entire left ribs wire
laid liriro by tlint one stroko of Pj r
idgowki's paw. lbr. never nind,
Miliala is freo from th; 1! ij nil'.- clutches
an 1 I have won a pot of las money."
And perhaps tlnw didn't mind, nt
lea-t not .really, M oiey h id changed
h inds; M ilnln, the wiiili in N .utcligiri,
was save-1 to b.'como a g ;.-it iu i;is-
trato's wifoin lljiubay, nud tho mother
of a child de-tii:o I to depose tho usurp
ing Kajih of N igjicor, twenty years
later and r.-tore tiio rightlu! dynasty,
and a most d -cisivo single comiiM had
been nobly contested and heriit.illy
Put then the horo was only n whito
sta.Iiou only a li rse! -il ice a AVcck.
The Oil Ti'i-o ol ( liinu.
The llural llcrlicolo cilli Attention
to the villi-) of tho oil yielded by tlio
seed of tin "oil tree' of China nnd
Japan. This treo resembles in habit
und in foliage tin common tir treo.
Tho fruit is a capsu'e tho size of an
orange, formed of several cells, each
containing a large thick-shelled soo-l.
Theso seeds contain an i c'avo purga
tive principle, nnd are not edibl They
contain, however, -10 per cent, oi their
weight of a clear, co'orlen, limpid oil,
possessing remarkable sicntivo proper
tics. This oil is used largely in China
and .1 ipan in th) m mufacturo of lac
quers, in miking water-proof cloths nnd
in painting buildings and for lights.
An oil treo five or six years old may bo
expected, it nppoirs, to produco nu
nverago annual crop of from HUD to 400
pounds of seod. It thiives on dry,
sandy, rocky soil, and his been found to
ucccod in some parts of southern
France, where, and in Algiers, its moro
general ru tivation is now urged. Kx
pciimcnts with this treo sh uld b ; mado
in Cali'oi ni i, nnd n- it is found in tho
northern Island .' Nippon, it may bj
expected to bo hardy in many parts of
the 1'iitod Plates. (Sia I'raucPco
A din's lie IJu.ililics of OnlotiH.
Paper pa-ted, gummed or glu -d on to
metal especially ifit hu a blight surface,
inually routes olT ou tho slightest prov
ocation, leaving tho a I he iv: m aerial
on tho back of tho paper, wall a ur
faco bri -lit nnd siipp ry ss ice. T
ih'iipcr description of dock diils ure
printed on papor aud ih-n s'uek on
zinc, bu: for veins tho difl'n u'ty was to
get the paper an I metal to adhere. It
is, however, j.iid to bo now overcome
by dipping tin metal into a strong and
hot solution of washing soda, a tf
ward srruhbi i ; p r.'ictly dry with I
clean rag. () don juice is .Inn applied
to the sin face of th metal and the labs!
pa-ted aud fixed ii tin oi li.inry way.
It is slid to be nl co t iinpoi-ildo to
S p ir ate paper a :d ir.eto.l tints j. ine.l.
IVobrbly ii.ilii' -li-iw ta.'Uti nil lit be
siiia.e--'ii 1) tn nte I in tlu snne u.nuner.
- Scictititic Aim item, i
Tluy both bad enatMil M.ky gray,
Aiul I otli went Wijlkiu' every day.
JmiiIi bad line bail, sosuft and long.
A nil in uli r mi.. Knew ri-lit li-nm wrong.
Hut b ibv was cncli night undrcMsed,
And lo kel to sliep mi miiiiima's breast;
And be was ieft nlnin-, to lie
I'pou tho mat-pour iitt!.. ,-ikvi-'
-V'nith's ( '"itipaninn.
A Knilhliil llm-e.
Translated Irum tin French: An
Ar;,b chief and his tribe had attacked a
cnrav.m and were dividing the spoils,
when n ci.vdry of Tur.is fell upon them
and began tdau ;htei irlg them in great
number', making pri-onols of those they
did not kill. Tin Arab chief was se
verely wounded in his urm, but as the
wound dil not kill him, tho Turks
biuadliim with a leather thong to h
camel's back nn I took po-s s ion of his
steed. 'When ni lit ciine, the Turks
encamped with their pri-o iers i 1 tho
mountain', nnd left tin Ar.ibehiuf,
with his limbs tio I, near tin tent where
they slept. During th) in-lit, being
awake from suit -tin ?, the chief h-ard
the neighing of his bor e. II ! dragged
himself to where tho hor-e was staked
m l gnawed tlio string th :t kept him
captive, sj his ..vod iriim il might bj
tree. The horse, seeing his mister
woundo I, seize I his belt in his teeth
aud ll.'W like tin wind tu his tents;
th ro lay itig bis master ut the feet of
his wi!o nnd chil Iron, the laiiliful
horso fell and expired from 1 ;it i- u
Toys Mn,,' or Old Corks.
Curious toys may lu in ale or cork.
) io of theso is tho well-known lit lo
unbler, sucli as is geiienily co::--truct
jd of pit'u; lut cork, csp. ci d.y if
it bo hollowed, will nnsw.r tho nirp .-e.
Ma'io the puppet of tbr o or four
corks, slripo and p. hit it as skilfully as
you can, and gluo to tho feet, or in ler
them, a hemisphere of lead. Whei
thrown into nay position, th) liguro of
courso rights itself, ami, like a cat, al
ways falls on its feet. It i ipiile po--i-blo
to make a c it, also of i h i r cuk,
which will indeed aliv.tys fall upon its
Another toy is n duck of cork, which
is also bnlla-tcd with lead, nnd which
can out l ido any -torm. These are made
by gluing sij iare pieces of cork to
gether, and tiicn shaving tho whole in
to shapo with a sharp U:.if. Thoso
ducks would meet with a ready sale at
the water side in a ;y place wh to .-um-mur
visitors congregate. A duck or
swan of cork, coiitaiui lg a piece of
iron, can bo placed on a sheet of paper,
etc., rind mado to niuv i by a magnet
coi.ee iled beneath the pipe.
A more d tli u't toy it tin "walking
man." A j uiipet i. undo from cork.
the legs being m .v il l ) at tin hip, yot
so constructed tint the body does in t
fall backward or forward. Tho sole- of
tho liguro are shod or plated with Kon.
A horse-shoe m g ut is thou niov-d tin-d-r
a tain I online or oth-r fraiii . i: iv
cr.'d with piper or parchment, nn-l m
tin -o'.es follow tin pulei of tlu mar-
net, the !i ;iirc, of cuirse, niay be tiudo
to walk ov T it
Cm Inns Antics of a lib-1 ami n fnt.
A curiom laid aii.ii-ii:g Irioiil-hip
Iris sprung iii between u crow and a
uiallis .- cat which It -longs to I' i . Ale,
a hot -1 k'-ep 'i- o! Trenton, N' .)., says
tho N. w York .lour-.a!. So no few
months ago a fiiond in Salem County
'tnt Mr. A'easmall crow, which un
der his fostoring care grew up v.-iy
tame, and is now a gi My 1 ut intelli
gent biri. Recently a maltcso kitton
was introduced into tho family. Tlio
cat nu 1 tho crow brcamo fist friends.
Tiny have been living together on tho
lawn in the h d d yard, au I w here ono
goos tho other follows.
.Inn is a qui -I clown. A little atten
tion and pcttin: torn his head and he
does all sorts of crnzy notioi. such as
turn in ; somersaults and lying on his i
back nnd (lapping his wings. When
much attention is given to him tin cat i
bec lines jealous an 1 lit th lir-t oppor- !
tunity .lu grabs the 1 ird around tin I
inck nnd drags him id. over th" yard.
Jim, nlso, has cunei Ir: able of tho'
green-cyod monster in him. Ho pecks '
and ciws whenever anybody shows any j
ntt-ntion to the k it ton.
The crow has a conli il didikc for
chickens. A brood is kept in tin yard
near his roosting p'ace. A arge I n-iii
of w ,t'-r is plare 1 near their rnna ( verv
d ,y. .I tu ser ur s his ti v - ; '.v : ning
I to th birroic. a d ;.;i n. ri i all the
ri ;nr stun " ', . iii.il, which In car-
! - t i .ii I ad a nn I thro
water on as to make it unlit for u
Tivio a week rhie eus a:e Ui 1 -d for
tin t iblc. 'I bis is dim's day of horror.
When tho work begins ho hi les him
self. 11 1 goncrnlly -tarts for his favor
ite liiunt and it is impossible to keep
him out of it whil) the cleaver is being
II lakoi refuge under the con- t r so
that ho ch i hoar or seo nothing. Wli 'n
tho slaughter! l ; of tin imoccnts
over he is glad to get out and resu-no
hii clownish biuinoss on tho lawn.
Jim has his particular friends nnd
gives them a lively welroni) wiin ihet
come to see him.
Punctured TlirouIi Thirty Miles
of Solid Ruck.
New York Possesses the t-onc-est
Tunnel in the World.
Tlio longest tunnel in the woild i
rapidly npprum hiig completion. In
l (idi -r wonl , says the Sun, New York,
in ub ni- eight mouths' ti n-, and niter
j tlio expenditine of about .''. Oii'l.mHi.
wi.i h iv) her mpieduct.
It is of int -r.-st to tho public to t ike
a glanco ntthisgroit engineering feat
in some cf its more practical features -the
ipi 'Stion of Now York's water sup
I' Vnnd its utiliz ition under present
and prospective facilities being of vital
Tiio drainage urea of the Croton basin
covers n bout tl'il sipuro miles. In
"th-r words, tin supply from which
N 1 -v York derivjs her wator is brouttl-t
:.' Crotuii j ,ko from th it area of coin'r.
'lids v.i-t wat r-.-hod, even in pcrio Is
"f tin greate-t drought, wiil furnish n
up ly of water cipi il to tho needs of
10 : city for ab ut thirty years to conn-,
. li w ing for on increise in population
u i i'.io propoition t ) to tint of tin
.' t. I'll', nu ler j rofoe.t con lili oi-,
toe f.ci itioi for storing tlas water are
totally inadeiiat '. Tho jirescnt ca-i-i'ily
of Cud. m J.ko and otli r ren-r-v
.li s is roughly c-tiniate 1 i;t ub nil t -n
billions of gallons, a d n-suiniog tii.it
each year, like the present, shall jgivi n
r gu a- mintlily rainfall averaging
.-.bout four b elies, these reservoirs wi.l
be kept li led and crpi I to tin incr. ns d
ib nir.idi mad) upon them by the nciv
aipie iin t. Put, eiven a few months ol
diougla, N Yorii m iy Iind herself a
bidly IT as ever.
Tile reason for this is obvious. Th
rainfall ; iit present Icing far in ik-i'- s
of the storage capacity of tin Croton
ro-erir, the great excess of water
pa-es over the dam and so it to th -Hu
l-on ltiver and out to sea. lloni "
the iiece--ay for tin proposal linker
11 rid go rcserv dr, which, whu con
structed, as il i;n vi ni'ly mil t bo, will
impound an J I jio n.l this w.sto water
ui. I furni-h ample receives In-m which
to di;:w in so ..sons of drought. Tiiis
res. rvoir, th -reforo, is n n.ost impor
tant feature in the present plan for im
proving N.w York's water supply.
Wh oi the d im shall have beon con
structed tin pro; o-i I ro-crvoir w ill
have u cap icily of about tl "i, u oini id, inn :
of gallons. It w ill form a :
lake ir.icticilly nbout sixteen miles
long aud of an avr i ;o width of ov -r
hall a n il', from i!i mouth of the 1
Croton river to Ci. tm l-'u.s, near l'ur
dy's. II.- iea-i'll of It- Vaster bed,- and '
j greater depth, the water in this res r-
I v. ir will not only be cooler but of o, rout
er purity. It i- a well-known fact that
the rays of tins -uu acting upon any
body of wat or of general depth of le.-s
than eight bit cau-o a vegetaldo growth
or green si u r, the gradu.il decay ot
which renders the water moro or les-
I impuie aillioiigh not iictu.il!
ou- tu lualth
The new aqueduct is about IIO miles
Ion -, a d wid deliver to tin city Hod, .
Uibl.nilO ga Ions r. day. It is horse-shoe I
shaped nnd n little over thirteen nnd a j
half leet in diaim t- r from Croton lake '
toupoi.t near .1 -roinn park, tbrou h !
which section tlu water will run ly j
grivity, with a fall of about -evoi-tcnths
of a foot to the mile, li ling tlio
conduit to tho extjnt of about fou -- j
tilths of its capacity. At .1 roiuo park i
the inpndtict makes a somewhat abrupt j
fill of aiiout lOD feet, passing uulcr the
II nlein river some HU ) foot below tho
level of tho water, running ti -.dor M m
hattan island, and final ly rising at
lXVll street, where a gat '-h msso has
I) en constructed, from which tho water
will bo di-tiihutol by moans of eight
iron pip.-", four of which run i-.to tho
re-ervi.ir al Control pirk und four to
the , ity.
I liri.ii ; lioiit ils entire leuth this,
great tunnel Ins been I la-ted out ul j
solid rock, with tin i xcetioi of three j
or four spots where "blow-i IT " havu
been con-ti iirtcd with tin obi -ct of I
r.lidd v emntviii'' tho ami duct which
here ,.,t- tho Mir. ac-. tor the purpose
of x iif.in.aion, n-p-'ir or cleansing. Too
tii-r.i I is lined throughout with brick
ai d, in ono or two place, whoro the
rock bus bjcn found imperii ct und a
leakage is poarih'.c, iron has boon ad
ded as a lining. In eight months time
this vast undertaking wiil lmva been
ai c 'inpli-he I, an I nothing will then
,0 !:' jag I ut tin Qmkir Ibiduo res-
I crvoir, w i.ifh is now u ider considera
tion by the ii. 'iv coin ::i. i mors.
"Ma," ri nmnstr.ite I Hibby, "when I
wns nt grandma's she let tin havo two
pit c s of pie."
"Well, she ought not tn havo done
so," said his mother. "I think two
pieces of pie aro too nauh lor little
boys. Tho older you grow. Hobby,
the more wisdom you will gain."
Hbby wis silent, but only for a
moment. "Well, ma" ho stud, "gran 1- I
ma is a good deal old', r than yuu a.e.' I
M atercress ulti viiliun.
It was not ii ail lvisj tbut w t.rcress
growing was undcit iken in l.uglaud.
In that year a mi.rvvt gaidencr iiiimcd
I Hindi airy of Sp-ingbe. d, near tlr.vo
send ob-i-iv.' I ill it tlio wi.tercre-s of
that i!-.ce was o! a li n r ipiallly than
J thai pro iuc J elsewh re; and p -rceiv-!
nig th t uh -a kept Ir-c from wi uis,
etc., it tlnov- v.ell, he took to farming
it f ir the in rk"t. f-iuco then it has
b co-ne an oi j 'd of regular cul.iv ition
! a id largo be Is have l.eni planted in
I various part-of tho country. A few
j "I the giow.T- h.-.V) become ro-perous
j men, and today large nuiiib rs i i v j by
1 its lu'turo, while many moro d.dly am
j their iiveliboo I by it s sale. 1 1 Lotido i
i alo:.e it is computed tint tho .-tr.it
i hawk r- an.aunl.y di.po-e of ijWKiO
w orth of watercrc--, nn I tho green gro
! cers o! tint ci y nre credited with sell-
ing each y-.'ar ,''" worth of the same
! plant. When, therefore, we conic to
o . si ler the inutilities, whiih, in fid
lition to the mctrop li , mu.t be c m--am
d in .Mat-.ch.'-ti r, Hiriniu-hani,
I.tverj O'.l and other large ceatns of la-
i iu-lry, we get some idea of tin cnoi
1 ii.oiis um n it i. n illy ,-.' nt on this reli-li.
i l tlie coi.tin. nt it i- ai-o nioili cs
1 teemed ns mi'y be gathered fioni tin
I'-.ct tlint the yearly rental of tin beds
a Mr'irt reaJiOb .f o ),nou; au, in J,ris
ei t r . i duties i.re aiiMiiliy levied r-n
w iterir.-ss estimate 1 to ic w orth g") ), -:
'"'. li New dan 1, whither it was
, imported by Kigli-h s tilers, it rnn
' excic lingly weli, the lei.ves attaining
nit extraor liuary -I.;; in fnct, it is sail
! have become it somen Int trouble --nine
weed. In 1 idn, accorling to Mr.
M i -, it is cultivated under sheds
ieciel fur tl.o purpose. Cliamb rs'
An (Mil Saying and ils Origin.
The -ay::.-, ' A bird in tin hand is
w.itlitwo in the bu-b," ciiginntod
io in the following circiiinaai.ee: Will
toli.ers, til) Crlli;,ited je ter t, Il.i.ry
VIII.. happ.ru d to call nt l.oid Sur
i )' , who n 1. had olt. u I y a wad -Mm
: l ju t - iv.- l fi oni ti.e hi-i...-, ni--,
'ca Hie, in; I who coa.-ci,!! o.tly, wn
aiways gt .d tu t e bi.n. II: was on tins
occa-iou u-iiere i i-it-i tin1 av.ary, w la-re
i 0 found "n. y lol l'' : i: using hiiii-e I
i'-h bis I iv b. s n,. i , l.a;.j,en'. .l to
..diiiire tie.- p'lii'ug.. oi n k ini:iiii. r.
"Hy li:y lady, my rince of wit.-, 1 will
give it to y u." Wnl -kippel a! out
wah de.igi.t, and ,-iv by tin ..-,-,t
lla.ay lie was a in -i do : eutlem-m. j
Away went Wi.l wrh hi- kin Mi-her,
I'd. ing all bir a-ipi d .tal.ee- w'lom In
met that in- friend Su-r y in.d j i-t pre
-;. ted bun with it. X ,.,-, u tl) ul
p -U -d that I. .1- 1 X o ihain; to-, wh,
bad -en t!i - ird t.e my pievious, ar
rued at I. od s-'u-rcy's i ;,t ns Will j
Saiuers had lei I, with the intention ol j
inking the i ir I o! .-lin y loi n present j
to a lady frien I. (I c a was bis chagrin
mi lite ling tiio bill go: e. Surrey, ho.v- ,
cvol, fli-oled llllll -itii -i.y-il ; tlll't lie j
knew Soiners won d le.tore it if b,.
iS.urcyi prioni-. -'l liim two soino olli-r
d iy. Away went a iiie.seiigi-r to thy
piiucu ol wit., wli oii be loiin I in r i;,.
turcs wit ii bis biiil.no i to wiom he ,1 .
liverod his lor i' s mes-a ; -. lli -at wa-
ill s surpri ie, but b wn not to be j
b iiubuo.l.-d ,y eve", tin monarch him-!
self. "Sirr.h," .-ai I Wil', "t il youi I
master that I .mi iiiuch i bl i ;cd lor hi- j
liberal otTc; of two for "n , i-.:t th a 1
prefi-r one lord in hand li t .vj in the;
A Jlon-der Tree.
Muring a r.-ccnt trip through, tho.
wilds of tin Sierri", aii ut tin h 'ad
w tors of tho K iw 'ah riv r, Tul iro
county, C.il, )b. Fred W. Clou -h, s
well-known engineer ol the Coiistoik, j
says that in and his companions dis- '
covered a treo of sciii)ia -pi ci s,
which ho bcli.vos to no much the
largest on tin i outitnnt of Am i ic i. 1
Mr. W irren, who has seen tho big
trees ol Minpo.n. t ho-o of t'.ie bi ; tree
grove in t'llav rai ci u ay, and all th
big trees of the c ei-t range, -ays th lo :
is nowhere i . Cilit. riii a lr-e th it up.
prouihes in -i.o that on tin- K neah.
Tho men h id wall tin in no rule, tape
line or inea-uii! of any kin I, but .Mr. '
Warren inoa-ui-- I tin tr. e with his rill -,
which is four io. t i i lea t!i. II found
it to be 1 1 leiigt' s oi his gu i i'i cnciiai-
fin-ncoiaapoi.it as hi h abovs the'
ground ns ho coul I roach. Tlu top ol ,
the treo has boon broken i IT, but it i.- i
stiil of im nenso height.
This monster treo stands in a small
ba-iu near tho Kaw enh.aad is surround- i
ed on ull sides by a wa 1 ol hu ;e, ru rgo l
r c'i. Tmro is so much briisli in tin,
vicinity that the little valley in whicl .
tho big treo stands is u'.ino t inaccessi- 1
bio. i I'rub in Farmer.
Slrnngesl nud Weakest Woods.
According to Professor Sargent, say?
tho Scientific American, the strongeslj
wood ia the L'uilod States is that oil
tho nutmeg hickory o; tho Arkansas ro
gion and tho weakest is tlio West In
dian bin h. Th most elastic is the
tamarack, the white or shellbark hick
cry standing far below il. Tho least
elastic and tlmlowo-t it specific gravi
ty is tho woo I of tli- Kicui au en. Tht
bighe-t specific, gr ivitv, upon which in
v ncial depends vaiii" as luel, is attain
id bv tbobluewooj of Tux as.
For lHrger advertiscineijts liberal con
tracts) will he tiiade.
j The I'riceless Itoon.
Yes I inn old nn I pn- r, swes-t chilli, the
s-eniio old''U- f-ill
l lii'bop" and j y nn t light of youth have
faded, one mi. I nil .
And di e mi- ol liive' Thou iiiukest me smile!
Ah long mid long n,i.
Th'.-e ul w bo-t' -joiil my l.eait leaped high
wi le hud tlie i-arlli In low.
And those whu live? Well, well, no more.
"I'ls l.e-t, mnvli ip, lllone,
What though no -pot in Hod's fair world I
e or called my ow u.
Hut still iiiiw-ii-i .1 day by day inu-t lie eon-
t'-nl to gam
Hulli.-i nt f.o- my lonely needs l.y toil of build
mi 1 brain.'
All, nil bu- whieli my foolish heart most loud
mil s..i,.y .1,
I old'- itiliinio w i-.l. iii .praise II i-mime) for
!iy .-in I aye deioi. I '
Y"t inn 1 I, . -! tiioii tnink'st it strange.' for
nn my -. .nay b , i I
1 here tleinns a draught trod only from the
Willi- " of t n- I. ird.
Teals inns', v.. yield, run! sweat nnd blood,
must true, i re it I e won,
Put y.-t nt Ins! ii giislic-I'li-ih, more golden
than lie- sua.
So passing f r.is. i-;mt . ri -h and sweet, n single
L'ive-t ullei-j y than l iippiin- s, more deep
i-oiiti-nl than love.
Timii canst not gu -s the priceless boon: lib,
child, the .".-n-.' untold
Tbut pas-nth li a b-i'-t Hiding, liod gave me to
have and b..l 1.
INiiinrt Si. -cm- in l.inpiiieotrs.
IVojilc who live tooiong aro not lit to
Tho original grand oil puty---Mo-thu-ciah.
Speaking of blowing people up, tiio
ki rosene can.
A lmrber v.h o tn! s too tuiicli is ofton
given to cutting remarks.
Corn d odgi.i s- i who havj been
ki'kcd for stepping on ihem.
Work aud p'.ny aro n-'-oss.ii-y to tho
nttor, an I they h u;l 1 be mixed.
d in re im too much shot-gun to tho
Kjiiaro i.icli in tlu ,-iver.tgo idea of jus
tice. liven if hi iv.fike, wa-te, the ordi
nary m :j,cng' r boy will ui v.-r como to
Tlie i.ri.-l o! n cniniu.-i! i- ii-ua'.ly
giurataeed, at Ica.a lb. to is a warrant
A poet wants to know "where tho
ll.'i.cv c u Is nn: .n." In tin air-
louin, ol coin s .
"d'!ic waim-. -t r. lationa xia between
ii', nrd we n:e mo ntcd by the closest
s,f ties," ii- t'.n- b-llow aai I when ho
vainly t: i-d to let cool the handles of
n magnetic bidl' iy.
Conductor iwdio.e c i- is live minutes
bi bind tim , tu -tout patly win) has
been riinnin!.' hail a bl. ol. i--S.ep lively,
madam! Moot p r y i li.ni h i.yj Oh,
I'm in i.oi.uvy. Conduit i i darting
u,) Well lam: w a for t lu ne x t car.
Mr. l-'i.nici. i i g .oiiiL- a but ler i I
hope you iik ' jion c. gnis lull flavored,
for n.y la.-l in a:-, who was jgood enough
to mill. it ti a I -i.ited him, complained
that my fav niio i riud was too strong
lor him, an'l mad . him .sick. So ho
took hiin-cll i l! .-1 a day's notice.
Pluck Ha in."
la a letter to a local paper, Mr. T.
I. ddgin Ti-aie of Pel-, I', iglaud, re
leriing to some orrespondeiico nbi ut
"bi.ick ruin," say- th t about half-past
seven p. in. on duly HI there was a
Vwcr of black r ii , which is. thus do
scrilied to lii n by Mr'. Haxondnl', of
lii-t K -wick: "About siven i i the
ivoniug the -by Lei. tne overcast, a
heavy, reddish-i rown cloud being over
head und reaching to the horizon south
ward. In about half uu hour torrents
of rain fell, and the remarkable fcnluro
was that tho rain was perfectly bbic'c.
Everybody uboul h -ru noticed it,
and the furnicrs say Hint tln-ir rain tanks
of clear wa.r are row tilled with
this bluck water. It doos not seem
to bo on in i mint of any substance
which wid sett e I i Is - any M-dnncnt, for
in the tanu- a -tilt t Tli ir-duy i remains
black. N VI morning us no drove to
Ci I i ga i", Ibme miles distant, wo
,-aw by the road- and tho pools that
there bul been the snino phenomenon
nt that iliaunc", but we learn that nt
Tliorner, II arwii-k and other places im
mcdiitoly surrounding there was no
In a second letter tho lady "tolls mo
that tin shower of black ml i c.xicndod
ns fur nt lea-l ni Wet her by, live miles
distant, and that h r husband has given
n bottle of tho wat t to Mr. Hrunson of
Lee Is for n-ialy-i-.''
"The explanation I would suggost
for tlie remarkable phenomenon is this
that the coloring matter of tlio rain
is in te tic dust from tho breaking up
of tho meteor, for tho meteor was soon
agninst the bank of clout doscriuod by
Mrs. Haxondall, which from my house
seemed to h-ing over a di tiict extend
ing from Wctherby to llarewoo 1. Tho
meteor appeared to break up into sparks
and minglo witli tho northwostorn or
II ire wood extremity of this cloud, from
which in about half an hour descended
tin I inck nun. Surely this letter will
i nl tick others to contribute information
oa this Interesting subject."