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The First firanuVlilld.
''Orandmothcr!" called llio farmer, mul there
Out lint mil tlejvino wreathed Hiri'lia Mils' -ing
Burprisil ami eager lit llio stiuitgo nrw
The eliH'k wit liin lung fert'i llio chime for
"A im-iii? Head It quick -how can you
Hit husband, smiliii";, l:tmv upon the g itc,
At arm' length holding in his trembling
Tliu crisp, whit" sheet, iv hid' ho the writing
Tll'il I'l' I'l (IllCe lll'ill', with vicei almost un
111111111111: " "Thy gi'iunliluugliter salutes tlioo, "linliy
Mother iiikI child, thank (iixl, tiro doing
A iioiu.'iil'ii silence on lh) proud twain ti ll
hdie biol-t. it soon, "(iriiii'iriithcr I urn
"What, iiic!" Hi" 15 n mini crhsl, lifting his
ariinlfiilhir? -mo? I hadn't Ihought nf
bum .1. Yes-fim, in neper's.
IN THE NICK OF TIME.
Mis Lily Suiiifi -1, it j 4 lit telegraph
operator nt the Flood wn id station, sat
before her talilo on which tlio l"legiaph
instrument clicked busily, a thoughtful
expression on her face.
A fine whoso expression w:n its
charm, tliut never could bo ruHeil pret
ty, Imt tllilt, nevertheless, sugge-lcd 11
possibility only u posililily of being
handsome. Fur there is a vast dilfer
enco between pretty an I handsome.
Pretty people si Mom know very iniicli;
I ut to be linii'Isonio a person mud have
bruins, mi inner 111 well ax an outer
Flood wood Win 11 fui lot nly dciiolalo
spot, ami one wlicioaity woman, except
Lily, Would have been afraid to com",
much less to stay alone all night with
nothing but the Vtintl sailly sighing
llir ugh (lie wiicsoveiliea I and lln-shrill
shrieks of tin; wild cats away tip on the
111 1 1111 1 a ' 11 side to keep lor company
through lur nightly vigih. Hut to her
there was something fuscln aling in the
very ile illation of the place. From cur
ly childhood she hud been iiccustoinc I
to commune w ith nature in her wilder
Miotics, nii'l playcil mill wandered ill w ill
ill the ii : 1 1 ti 11 1 :ii 1 1 ;;lt 1 is ami c;iuoiis. Willi
no foolish oh) woman or silly nurse gill
to frighten her childish senses with sto
ries of hideous ghosts mill monstrous
goblins, hIii! hail grown to womanhood
nut orally brave ami fen less, In truth
:ho iliil not umleistaml the meaning nf
thu won I fcur.
Her ullicu was nothing inoiu than a
roughly built shiuily, seven or eight feet
.quale, with a small window in each eml
anil one in tho dour which faceil the
railroad trae'e. It hail been hiinieilly
put together with green lumber while
the load v as in course of coiistructioii,
with tlio intention of only using it
ti'iti i in ily until 11 better one coiiM be
built, but, 118 usual in such cases, it hud
iluiin duty for its original purpose ever
The rough, llnp.iinleil bon is Wcie
I a lly warpu I ami shrunken by long ex
posure, to the elements, ami in many
places large knots had fallen eoinil.-lcly
No doubt iii the w inter time (lie Idoak
IlHMinlain wind cheerily whist led thioiigh
theic many npuliiics, ami while one
tide of the unhappy opcialnr was lining
nicely browned like a piece of toast by
the red hut stove the other side would
be refrigerated like 11 fro.cn rabbit.
It was nlii'iit 1 o'clock in the morning
when Lily icccived an order from the
tliliu dispatcher, which read as follows:
To Ol'KllATult, Kn
lint il No. " J an ives.
Hi I I No. 'Jl
K. K. C.
l.l receipt of this older she ilnuieill
ill fly disilayed the red Mgrial light,
which is fuiiiished all telegraph stations
for this purpos ', in a coiispicuoui p'ace,
in plain sight f I'assing liains, ami also
where it could be H.-eii fn ln tin! cilice
The m ci s.-ily for this older mid posi
(:o:i of the two tiaiiM, bii lly Hale I, are
111 foil, ws:
N. had anUi'd at Silver fleck,
tell IlliUs wist of I'l 'odrtood, 11 few
niinutei aftci No. '.'I had : . e I K !.l -wood,
which wai thirteen milei end of
Floodnood. As No. Si wa lale and
could go no futl.cr on the telle loir, ac
cording to the rules of the road, they
would be compelled to lay at Silver
Creek until No. SI ariivcd there, unless
they could get orders by telegraph to
ineft tlieni at s miii otlcr at itiun. Flood
wood bcii'g the i nly inti 1 veiling tele
graph ollice between tlio two trains, the
dispatcher give the abovn order to that
i-t itiiin, and 11s so mi as it w is properly
acknowledged by Lily h i sent another
order to No. 2'i nt Silver C:eck, which
rcii i in this manner:
To L'oNiacTOH asi Knoixekii No. 'J'J:
licet No. '.'I at 1'liHklivi'ikl. Approach care
fully. K. K. l
The intelligent reader w ill readily uu
dorstand that by moans of these orders
Uu two Uvui would uivct catU ether at
Flood wood ill perfect safety, uotw ith
stnnding that one of them knew noth
ing of the arrangement.
To explain: If No. SI should urrive
lirst, they would be stopped by the red
I ghl, which showed that there were or
ders for them a' this station. The con
ductor and engineer would immediately
proceed to the telegraph ollic, where
the operator would de'iver them 11 copy
of the order to hold tiiem fur No. Si.
This would be aullieieiit, and they
would wait until No. Si nrrived. 11
No. Si should 111 rive first, the execution
of thu order would he yet more simple.
No. Si would take si ling,
and ns soon os they were
1 lear Li'y would be at liberty (o
lake down the r d signal lantern, 111 1
allow No. SI to pass without stopping.
No, Si having arrived, the olij 'cL of tlei
order was ahead fullilled. If belli
trains shnul 1 Inppen to arrive at the
same time, the red signal would stop
No. SI, and as No. Si had iiistruetiiins to
"approach carefully," they would do so,
expecting to lin I Nii.il occupying the
Lily perfectly iindrrdood thu import
ance of the older she had just received,
mi l during the I11114 hour which worn
slonly away she kept careful watch of
the signal light which, however, con
tinued to burn in brightly as ever. At
last she heard a rumbling noise away in
the west uhiili gradual y became louder
ami loud' r and more distinct. l'.y this
lime she knew thai No. Si was coining
and would proliiibly get in oil thu siding
before No. SI should arrive.
'l lio rumbling hecamo loti lei mid
louder each moment; the earth began to
tremble, and the pec uliar xiln.il i m in
the air which gives wauling of a rapidly
appto.n h iug 1 1 lilt hummed loudly i l her
She began to feel unxioiis, 11s they
were evidently coining at a high rale of
speed, mid not appioaching as 1 an fully
as their order had insliin lid Ihein; slut
also had not heard the whistle which is
always sounded hy tiains when ap
proaching a slalioa, and this omission
increased her fi.ua that something was
It it she was given no time for fur
ther relleeliou, as the train now dashed
annuel u curve not 11 hilmlied yards dis
tant, running at full speed.
I. ily lb out and stood hetween tlio
tails sh inging her hand lamp wildly
across I lie tiack and shouting at the lop
of her clear young voice. Itut no at
tention was pai l to her signal, thu train
coming madly 011, with such a rattle and
cla-h that it drowned thu sound of her
Thu routing, rudiing train was now
upon her, and she barely had liino lo
spring fioin the Irac't and e cape with
her life. With a rattling crash and an
awful rush of air the hissing, throhhing
monster spe I swiftly pat her, whilu the
clang, clank of the car wheels passing
over a loose splice near by was so rapid
that it resemliled the rapid haiiimei iug
mi the anvil in a blacksmith shop.
For a 111 i nt Lily was unnerved and
benildered, but hii Idenly arousing her
self lo action shn rushed into the ollice,
ami sci.iiig a piece of tireliriek thai did
duly for a stove leg, she turned and
hulled it through thu window of the
calnosj that was just passing. An in
stant later the red lights in Ihu rear end
of (he (lain had disappeared around a
t-iii ve in (he nil, and the rat Ile of the tun -away
(rain quickly lessened in thu dis
tance. Lily's hear! throbbed painfully and she
was seiz 'd with a sudden lit of shiver
ing, which mod peisiina of delicate or
ganizations ar.) subject to when under
great excitement. As soon as she had
somewhat rciovcrcd she went into tlio
. ll'ue, and calling the train dispatcher,
who answeied at utice, shu said:
"No '.S passed at full speed and No.
S I not yet ai rived !"
"My 4i.nl!" telegraphed back the dis
patcher as swiftly as his f lightened lln-gi-rs
could f"i 111 the letters, "the crew
mils! he aslei p. They will strike in that
cul and pile up titty feel high! Heav
ens! This is lieri ible!'
Li'y Ihea weit on to explain that she
had attempted to awaken them by
throwing a I rick thr 11 li a caboit -e win
dow and on hearing this the dispatcher
opened his key without waiting for her
to finish and said exci'e Ily:
"Ibltl to the cast end of (he siding,
and, if you see (hem backing them up,
linen the switch and let theiu ill 011 the
siding. No. SI is not due here live
minutes, aad tin 10 is a cli iiu c for Ihein
"I have no switch key," sai 1 Lily.
"lireak the lock Oh a hammer, a
rock, or anything,' was the quick reply.
Lily seied on old ax that was lying
handy, and, with a vague idea that she
inilit also uee.l the nil light, bhe took
it into her other hand ami nY .v up the
track with the spec 1 of the wind, lit the
imminent risk of falling and breaking
her neck in tlio inky darkness.
Once she stumbled ami fell, ami the
laukru was dashed (row her hauJ, nud.
v.'o it rolling along tho ground far be.
yot d her reach by the sudd 'il impetus
which her fall had given it, but without
pausing to regain it she sprang to her
feet mid b mil le 1 on.
The switch at tin.' end of the si linn
was fully half a mile from the ollice,
ami about the same distancu from the
beginning of the cut. If No. SS could
back in on the sid lug in time they would
In safe, but if they utt'inp'ed to back
down the main track pa-it tho telegraph
ollice they were liabl 1 t) be overtaken
by No. SI before going half the dis
tance, as, according to Iho dispatcher'
ligiltes, No. SI bhould now i v I)
As Lily reached tho switch a pair o
gleaming red lig'ils suddenly appeared
aiound the curve i 1 the cut, and she
knew that the train was .Vividy rapidly
backing up, and (hat she had not a mo
ment to losij.
Fei ling for the lock in (lie darkness,
she then struck it several heavy blows
with the ax, which she still retained.
Luckily, one of the blows taking elL-et,
the broken lock dropped to (he giMuml.
She then grasp"J the sw tch lever and
lied to throw il ov. r, but it resisted her
ill most efforts to move il.
The (rain wa now only a shoit dis
tance away, mid with the energy of de
spair shn braced her feet against the
switch standard, and, pulling forth her
strei'glh in onu mighty effort, the ob
stinate lever came ovi r w ith a sudden
jerk and No. SS glided safely ill oil the
The shrill scream of 11 w histln was
now heanl in the cul, and as soon as the
tiain was clear she again exerted all her
s'renglh an I threw the switch back to
its loiiiier position.
A headlight nun flashed mound the
curve, mid a moiiieul laloi No. 21 lushed
Lily, by her hi. 1 vim y, promptness mid
picseiice of iiiiml, had aveiled nleniblii
At the ollicial invest igat ion which
look place a few days later the entire
crew of (lin runaway (rain acknowledge I
thai they were asleep, and thai (he eon
doctor had been awakened byabiiek
thrown in at the calmo-e window.
Thu only excuse they had for theii
neglect of duly was that they had been
on Iho road for thirty two consecutive
hours without si -cp or red, and that
Ihey were completely wiuii out.
Notwithstanding the fact that the
management of llie road was 1 esponsibl.i
for requiring the ncn to run tin.' long
double I rip, the entire crew were sum
marily discharged for neglect of duly,
as though mini's endui nice was all iufal
ible bank, lo be drawn 1 11 at pleaMiiu!
The Hutching of Lobsters..
Mr. II. A. ISrackctt of the Ma .s.iehu
setts Commission 011 Fisheries ami (iaine
is making arrangements to commence
the 1 ropag ilioii of lobsters on the Alas-sachu-elts
coast ( in ly in .lune. A steam
launch has In en piuchased by the com
mission ami is now being titled for this
work. Mr. lhackelt has uiadu Iho
drawing! for hatching Imxc-, and they
are now I cing constructed. He expects
to be a I li) to turn -I 1, 0011,11110 young
lobsters into Ma-saehuscfts water this
season. The experiment will be watched
w ith a great deal of interest hy every
onu iti'c rested in li-.li culture, as this is
the lirst attempt made In propagate tho
lobster artificially. The lobster fisher
men are interested in the cxpeiiiiient,
and have promised lo give all the aid
and assistance in their power to help the
projeit along, and it is from Ihein thai
Mr. Ihackel expects lo secure tin fe
male lobdt'is, and, as a feiualo lobster
of twelve iiudii s in length carries firm
110,000 lo 10,000 eggs, ho will only re
quire from IS00 to I 100 (.1 furnish the
rcqu'tsile number m eggs lo make up
the cnoimous manlier ho proposes to
hatch this season. Professors, (iainicu
w ill be detailed from II maid Colli go
to assist Mr. Hraikclt in this gteit un
dertaking. (Ii'iui Humor.
Il w is at Tonqiii i. The young Count
d j T , who w;n serving as a piivale
i i a light iniantry FprtCi legiuii'iit, had
his skull fracture liW a fVilVl dining an
engagement with the Mack Flags, lie
was taken up for deal, and unlived to
the nmbulauce. "lie won't n cover,''
said the surgeon-major; "oao can sco
the brain." Al this word, the patient
suddenly opened both hi, eves. "You
can sco my brail?'' ho a-Ucd; "I beseech
y n, major, write at mice lo nppii e my
father of the fact; he made me join tho
army, because ho pretended 1 had no
brains." Arijon t ut.
Not an liiteiiliiiiiiil Sin ihl.
Mis May Moriiiugsidc --I'm very sor
ry to hear of your brother's death, Mr.
V il I its ; but you'll pardon me it I say
that I seo no reason to smile over it!
Mr. Yorke Villon Oil, dc ir, 110! I'm
not smiling, don't you know 1 It it
inu-t be this eyeglass I'm trying to keep
A bju writer The Hteurajilicr,
A SAI) KKASON Foil TKAIW.
There sat n silly little lass
l'Klll a bed of JHisies,
Her tears bedewo I the summer grass
Ami tw inkl' d 011 the roses.
'Now, whv Is nil this Krief':''' I said,
"An I all this doleful cry iik?"
Tie- maiden sadly shook her heu'L
And niiswercil, softly si;hlni.
"All y sterday I wept," said she,
"And tlcii t'ds morning I emild sou
'T was quite without a reason;
H i now I mourn the stupid way
In which I siicnl that lovely day
The fairest of the sea on!
d nr I denr 1 1 dear O d'-ar-Tho
fairest of the s asoij !"
Bo (here sic s it, the silly hiss.
An I not limn emld content lu r;
The losesand Hie su mil"!- hihss
No);raiii of fort lent her;
Nor any word that I could say
Would ease her doleful crying.
"I can hut weep for yc-terday,"
She nuswereil, sa Ily s hiiuc;
" "l'wasnll si 1 fiHilish -tlial I ws
A. nlth.it i-u t Hie worst," s lid she:
" T i- not iiiv ure ile-t suit w;
I can not cut - I e intuit sleep -And
all the day I wii'p, mul weep
For fear I'll iv.s p to-morrow!
ilcnr-i d'-ar ' dear - ( ) Hir
I fear I'll w sip to morrow !"
A'i"'' & Hmnslni'l in SI. .ViVAo'iis.
A IIKNI- Uol llilltSK.
"Hilly," a horse at (ached In a polici
patrol station in lio-ton, has become
known throughout the Hub by its liber
ality. A nu mber of the mounted squad,
while answering roll call, tics his horsi
to thu post foi tiling onu corner at lie
hea I of Hilly's stall, and, 111 soon as tin
niiimal is fa lened, Hilly picks up t
mouthful of bav, fui ces it through tin
iron grat iug about his stall and waili
until his guest hai eaten it. Then hi
rcp'.'ats the I'j cralion and i onliiiues his
hospitality until the olliccr returns foi
his horse. Hilly began In do this early
in (ho fall, without a:iv suggestion from
the men, and he docs it twice a day,
much lo the satisfaction of his vi-i:or.
Mo Yur'c Willi, .1.
A l'.T AIlKI'IS A KAIU'.IT.
Squire .1. T. Mulkey has a eat that
possesses motherly iiffoclioii, though sh(
hits never had any children of her own.
The other day, in her rambles, she dis
covered a net of young rabbits about
the sizu of little kittens. So pussy
grabbed ouu in her ituuit h and started
homii with it, her tail straig'it up in tin
air, iiianifciting a high degree of cat
pride. For i 1 hours she nestled mid
purred around (he baby rabbit, as hap
py as a little girl witli a biby doll. Fi
ually some one of the family took the rub
bit away, and put il in a box where it
coiil-l be fed. At first Mrs. Tabby
mourned for the loss of her baby, but
after awhile she slatted ulT t it I brought
back another rabbit from iho 11 est , and
she lakes great motherly pride in wa'ch
iug over her new found haby, ami if sin
could feed it her cup of feline happi
ness would evidently be full. 'JWcm
((it ) Mhos.
IIOW IllliUS THK AT Wlll NMs.
Some very interesting ob-crvaliixis
m ule by M. Fatio on the surgical treat
ment of wounds by birds were recently
brought before the Physical Society ol
(leneva. In (h 'so il was state 1 that the
snipe ha I often been ohseivc l lit re
pairing damages. With its beak and
feathers it makes a very creditable, diess
ing, and even has been known to soevre
a brok"ii limb by a stout ligiture. On
one occasion M. Putin kdled a snip
which had 011 the cheil a largo dressing
composed of down from other parti of
the body, and securely lined to the body
by coagulated blood. Tw ieo he had
had snipe w ith interwoven feathers on
the site (f a fracturouf one or other
limb. The most interesting example
was that of a snipe both of whoso legs
he had unfortuiiate'y broken by a mis
directed shut. II only r covered it on
the follow iug day, when he found that
the poor creature had contrived to apply
dressings and a sort of splint to both
limbs. In carrying cut this operation
some f athers ha I bcconio entangled
mound the beak, and not being able lo
use its claws to gel rid of llioin, it was
almost dea l from hunger when found.
In a case recorded by M. M iginii, a
snipo which was obsciveil to Ily away
xx ith a broken leg wai subsequ uit
ly found to have forced the fragments:
into a puallel po.itioit (tho upper frag
ment reaching to the leg joint), and
they were secured there by nii'iius of a
strong band of feithers and moss iuter
iiiinolcd. When Spaniards lime SnU'ragp.
There me elections in Spain, but uni
vetsal sulTrae is not ihcame 1 of. The
franchise is peculiar. A Spaniard, to
vole, must be of ugiyloiiiici led Sa years,
contributing S5 pesetas $. as a real es
tate tax, and double that as an industrial
tax. Politicians in power do 11 l try to
increase voten, but to diminish their
number. M ulral, xvilh -100,0110 popular
t ion, has an actual register of 13,000.
All parish priest 1, nil I their curates,
members of academies, and ecclesiasti
cal vli (pier vau vote,
A Successful Harpooncr Needs
Courage, Skill and Endurance.
Methods of Securing the Fish
and Trying tho Blubber.
Along (he coast of .Maine (here are
several places where porpoise catching is
eaiiiidoii extensively, audalToids the
principal means of support for unity of
the people living in thosu locali: ics. The
15 ly of Fuudy is an especially good fish
ing ground, and I id an Heidi, bonl.'r
ing 011 the waters of the bay, i'l more or
less occupied the year lound by whites
and Indians who do little (I.e. For
yens the I'assanimpiuilily Iudia.i.s have
made a pi act ice of cam i ig 011 the be:.ch
and ap Iji ig themselves ussiduoiidy to
poioise bai pooai'ig ami shooting. The
in'cr lish are the fattest and gi.ethe
most oil; that is the valinbl" part of the
cati h. The largest porpoises are about
seven feet long, will girt liv.j feet, weigh
.'(Oil pounds mul over, and yield fioin
six to seven gallons of ml. The blubber
is mi inch or no thu I. in warm weather,
but in Iho winter dnible that. A
fat tih's blubber will wiigh about
100 pounds. Tim Indians do (heir
wotk in much the same way
now 111 Ihey did in eatly years, I In: most
primitive methods prevailing. In li ving
out the blubber the appliances, ate of
the rudest kind. The tins air built
am nig pilm of sti iies, over w hich iron
pots me hung. The blubber ii cut into
small pieces and slowly united. The
oil is skimmed into j u s and cam, mid
when pure is Worth '.10 cents a gallon.
The bed oil comes 1 1 .nil the j iws of the
porpoise. The jaws are hung up in the
sun, ami the oil drops down into a ves
sel, each pair producing ab nit one-half
pint. Watchmakers and others using a
very line oil lake it in preference lo all
other, and il commands a big price.
The blubber oil Kivc a good light, I
for years was burned exclusively in llie
light houses along the coast.
In ag I reason an Indian will catch
nearly SOU porpoises, each yielding
about three gallons of oil, but m-isl of
them full a good ileal below this, as
they arii no) over-pan ia I lo lab ir, and,
us long as the returns of une catch will
last, will loaf around the ramp rather
than go out ngtin. Thu custom is to
gel a few gall 01s of oil, go to Iho near
est maikcl and si II it, then "rest" till
forced by necessity to make further ex
fit ions. The poipoisc's flesh is much
like pork when cooked, and is a staple
article of food.
Tlie bravery, skill and einluiam o de
manded of the poip lite c ill hers in Iheil
wol k is almost unknown to I he outside
world. In the morning, w hen I he men
are going "porpoisiu, " the w omen and
children turn out In see the canoes ulT.
Kaeh It ;it hat two men, and when a
storm conies up while they me out, or
they ate unu-uilly late coining in, there
is great anxiety among thosu on shore
It takes years of training toin ikea good
porpoise huu'el, and tho big boys begin
by going out with the ex pet iciu cd men.
No mutter what the walei's condition,
bo it rough or smooth, if then: is a trip
contemplated, the start is made. In
calm weather ihu blowing of Iho por
poise can be heard a long way, and
guides the Indian in the right direction.
Shooting is the most successful met ho I
of killing the tish. Long, stu ioth bore
guns, with big charges of powder
and double It shut areu-cd. As the lish
is tloaliiig, swimming, and diving about
the water, liisl on tho sin face and then
below, the canoe is pad lied as near a
possible. Then, as the porpoise lifts
himself to dive the gun's 1 -lunge is let
Ily. There is s hb iu a f.iilute In make
a sure shot, but ill' lish is speared In
stop his lloiiuditing about in tic, dying
stlliggle. It is then landed in the ca
non by gt.'isping the pecloial I'm with
one baud, sin l.i ig a couple el lin o-i . in
llie blow hole, and dr:i::i;iug il una li e
side Instill wa'cr this is c.i-v, bill
when a high sea is t unning the iiinb r
taking is hud and dauuvruiti.
S. links are plenty, and their tins ai
almost always visib'e, lulling the water
as noon as a porpoise is wounded, the
blood ill! la tin:; thrill. No en I of stut ics
tire told of men having had their aims
bit oil by a shark while they wcie leach
ing into the water tn secure a porpoise,
but old fishermen sc. lT at such a thing,
and pay no attention to the dread ocean
monsters, as they almost rub their noses
against llio sides of the canoes. St.
I.ouin til-'liC- ' mi f it.
An llxoi bitant Charge.
ConvV esceul "ll.'ctor, how much
do I own you for saving my life? '
Hector "Sixty dollars. "
Convalescent "Sixty dollars!" (with
an air of conviction) It ain't worth it."
A houso kept to the did of display it
impossible to all but a few women, ami
their buccess is dearly bought.
The Wind Illast nf the Avalanche.
1 knew well, for an holiest fellow told
me that he was driving his sledge with
two hor-ei on the Albula Pass, when an
avalanche fell upon the opposite; sidu of
the L'oroe. It did not catch hiin. Hut
the blast carried him and his horses and
the sledge lit one swoop over into deep
snow, whence they emerged with dilli-
cully. Another man, whom I count
among my friends here, showe d me o
pot in the Sehanligg Valley (between
Chur and Sticla P.sj where one of his
female relatives had been caught by tin
l.awincii Duitsl. She was walking tn
church when Ibis happen "d, the people o1
her hamlet hiving taken llie same path
about a quarter of an hour before. The
b'asl lifted her into the air, swept her
fn 111 the road and landed her at the top
of a lofty pine, to which she clung with
great despcra'ion. 1 he snow lusiien
under her and left the pine standin ;. Il
lulls.) have been mi inconsiderable ava
lanche, lb r neighbors, 01 lh"irway
hack fioin chuieli saw her cluli hing loi
bale life lo the slender apex of the tree,
and rescued her. .Many such cases could
be mentioned. A roidmak'r, named
Schorta, ibis winter, was blown in like
maimer into the air bdowlh iil in tic
Kngadine, and save I himself by giap
plmg loa til- I lee, ebe he would have
been dashe I tn pieces against the face
of a precipice; in il was he unly lo- his
bat. I have I ecu shown a place lu-ar
llins, ia the Hhine Valley, 11b .ve Chur,
whi te a iiiiller's lioii-c was 1 an ied bodily
some instance niiouon me air ny uie
l.awinen llillid. lis inhabitants wile
all killel except all old 111.1:1 about six y
and an in taut of two years. Again 1
may mention that the tower of the
luonas'cry al Hissenlis was 011 one occa
sion blown down by the same ciuse.
Cases are heqiieiilly met. wiih where
walls of lent es, windows and door-,
have been sin ished in by the will I of
avalanches falling on the opposite llink
of a narrow- taviiie. 1 have inysell seen
a house wreckel by a Sl.iub Lawine, its
roof lentiiveil in one piece by I he blast,
and its Ice k wall and 0110 side stove
in by the weight of snow and stone and
tiles which followed.
Itotitaiiee of (he Sunlit Sea Islands.
A roman tie story comes to Wa-hiiig
Ion from Tahiti, in the South Sea
Islands, in which the I'liile-I St iles
consul and a native prime-- Ii 1111 e a i I ho
piiiicipa's. Tne cotsul ii .l.uob ,.
Doty, a young 111 111 of twenty-two who
was appointed to his present p idlion
about a year ago. Young H dy served
fur some years as a page in the S uate,
and when be a-ke I for a pi ice in the
consular service, all the lit -lubcis uf the
body, Kepiibl icans and lleinoei.tts ali.ie,
gave, him a coidial indorsement. Shortly
alter his arrival in Tahiti, Mr. D'ly,
who is a bright, handsome young man,
made the acquaintance of tin; Princes!
I'abuia. The 1'i inccss is a beau! iful and
accoinplishe I lady, about eighteen years
old, a id a pet feet blonde. She is the
daughter of Lord and Lid H'Aicy,
her mother, Lady ll'Aicv, being a native
Tahilian prince s, mi l lur f.. titer an
Knglish 11 iblein in of distinguished an
cestry. Pi i.iccss I'alnna has had all llie
advantage, uf a continental c liiculi u in
France and (ietinaliy as wel I as llngland.
She is the pn-se-sur uf immense wealth,
being in her own right, the largest
properly owner on Ihu idand, with vast
cocoa plantation, and pearl fisheries;
valued at millions of dollars and
fin 1 lur tcccives a laigo annuity
fioin France under treaty stipulations.
As may mil urally be supposed the l'titi
cess has not lacked suitors for her hind,
but she threw theiu all over for Iho
young Ameiican, and ia. a recent letter
from Mr. H.dy to his mother in this city
the announcement is 111 ule ol their be
llolhul. Lord H'Aicy, it Is said, de
sired that his daughter should matt , in
her own station, but I ke a sensible 111 111
waived hit objections when he saw what
direction mallei's wcie taking. I he fact
is, the young man can boast a linci;o
quite as l"ii:; as his pi os pei I i e l.ilhi
in law. II is a gn-.it giati Is.ui uf l,o.
Melbourne, who was half a c'lilury ago
IJueeu Yi. toii.i's p' ime minister. He is
also related to t he Wallaces mid Mi Flier
sons and other families of nolo in Co at
lit itain. 'o, 1,1 i'l-sl.
All Aesthelie Tasle.
Miss Notihcole Uni'l you adinirn
decorated plates, Mr. ( Hduiansiiui i
Mr. O ilinansiiili Indeed 1 do. Miss
Not ilu oie.
Miss Northcnle- What style of decor
ation do you most fancy ?
Mr. Olduiaiision Hash.
"I have been trying for years t be a
thoroughly aristocratic as you are, my
Well, I'm about to reach thonclitua
""Yea. The doctor says I have nyiup
touib uf the gout." 2'iMW.
Tho Silver Lining.
Above my held, beu.-ath my f.s-t
The blin k clouds roll iii fury by:
I ghiiic us far as eye cuii sis-.
And naught but storm clouds till my sky.
No ray of linht, no sunbeam rimiing
No glimmer of a silver lining.
About my soul and 011 my heart,
The shadows fall ill sih-nee Kr in,
The iniirkey clouds have ti led my brain,
And left my weai-icl visio iiliui.
My soul in ni l ( and who repining.
Can ws' no t;l liming silver lining.
t'louds of the past but roll nway.
To let tin- pr-'scnt glisiiu iqip'-ar;
While future years l is., ilark mid stein
With threarningeloii l le ads far and near.
The baud of bii- tuv M iles niug,
ll.si ui-es Hie I1le-s.1l silver Inline;.
lioll oil ll Il k clouds W illi Cl'icf oopn-.vsld1
Thy vaporing misls nu.-l pa.-.s away.
The .mil Ijearsbiit itsd stine.l lu.i l
I II sullen hol l ow s 1I1, by day,
K Hele iiu bi i i by mists cut '.cuing,
Mu. I yet diselo.e I he silver lining
- .", in.l If .'. 'foil.
Ill MOKOI S.
Consumptive's e.irl stage Aback.
Were the dead l.i'i vii ( , talked to
A foul lip - I'li iii'! lb- w.i br with u
N it lire's serial slnry - -Tin; spinal col
umn, continued in our necks.
The frutii ier .111:01 who shot an Indian
corpse ilidii t know it wa , Lo dead.
The 11. an who male himself a new tile
out uf fur was fur-lib' in resuuicei.
When a man gue mi' for a "pin'"
nil the m id he should Use a "top"' bug-!'V-
lie Hi, you like lo lib: ia llie taint
She Yes, e p.i ially H it is a driving
Tn tiso (he language of gu-bing youth,
the very pcrl'cclion of the beautiful is
the stiiilo which now adonis the hoc of
Hie -Cllsid'! lintel keeper.
Mr. S oflleigh (appl ouchiiig Ihe point)
- " The senti tils 1 hold Inward you,
my dear Miss Koi ne, me so tender that
1 cannot expr : s I belli !" Miss Ixeene
"Then you might si lid Ihein by mail."
Pupil "Teacher, kin lue an' Hill go
an' git a pail o' xvnt'T '" Alkalosis
Schoolmaster There you go nvjnin.
llow miiiy lions have I got to till you
that il ni'i'l goo I grammar In say me an'
Hill ;" Pupil --" What ml I In say ("
Ten bet " Hill and me. C in'l 1 never
learn you nothing."
Ilabils nf Iho Heaver.
Having to pass thu newly mil do lumber
camp ol'lcii, wriles a Michigan coi re
spiindeiil of i''.mt mi l S'rr.nu, I saw
that the leaver h. d two nr three dams,
and a huilsc built, all in s!ianio spend
the w inter. The man w hu can u d lunch
lo the it several limes saw the beaver
al work carry big birch and alder slicks
into their winter slure hous s. He said
hu w ilche I them one d ly for tin hour,
ami this was in the 111 Id Hoof the day.
In November, alter il froze up, I set two
tramps mid caught 0111: leaver, another
bloke thu chain lo my trap and got away
under thu ieo. Thinking he might have
got last with Ihe trap and drowned, I
be k t wo boxes with me inn! day, and
1 ail a number of holes through! the ieo
along their mad. As the walcr in their
liltll was unly two or tlllej feet deep 1
iiitlld easily see the liilloni, lull cuuld
'.ml li.nl my trap or b -.ivcr. A) a last
re oil I cul a hole in the d un. so as to
haw the wider u!T. In ab uil an hour
the petid had I iweri'd a foot. The
In av. r ciniio out of their hiding plans
mid made sh iiehl for the ho'o in their
dam. We saw lliree of theiu, a id its
Ihey swam past the holes we had cut in
the ieo we caughl two young ones,
two thirds grown, by the tail .and pulled
tlulil out. l l the ice they wcie help-le-.s.
They showed Ii ; 111 bill did not
in ike much ( IT n t to e-c.ipe. The other
was an old fellow, and we tried to catch
him in Hie s.uue w.iv, 11 11 I It el hold of
his tail -cver.il times, Imt h" was ton
sluing. .In I then a biluler hupp lie I
thin" wilii il ;un and shot him lot lis.
We wcie ei ;bl in I from li"ioe and hud
tin way lo can y the two lue hcav.T, mi
we foolishly killel tiiem, and I have
b.-eii sorty many limes sine", as 1 think
they might hive been lam d, nr I could
have sold thcui alive for double what I
L'ot fur their hides, S.'l eacli. Tho old
j one weighed thirty pouud i, imd thu
i hide b might me ti. I caught une twn
I years ag thai weighed fuily-uinu
Whence Hie Politeness.
"Why don't you say 'thank you,
Johnnie, when you are handed any
thing f said Mrs. Hruwii at the tnhtu.
"Your sister always says it."
"Yes," replied little Johnnie. "Shu's;
a woman and alwayt wants tn have thu
A I'oilunale Pentli.
A Kansas mail bad a comparatively
easy death the other day. Ho expired
pl.t as he entered a railroad eating;
house. Five iiiiuulcs later he might
luivo tackle 1 a railroad sntnlwich. Piov
idyuco, is more iful. Uuffdo Expntu