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IITTSHORO CHATHAM CO., N. C, AlKilJST 15, 1880.
1 1 new tlireo robin who llvttl in a n nt
Not very long a.;o,
Who n tlic tunini'.T wimti thutlh-w In tlui
U"'ckod It to un I fro,
rtwinrjtnjj uml sll.glu muring thi) lrnvop,
Wntolilng thu l.iny WurM gathering sheave,
Noting III'1 ) lit tii nf life that wimvus
An th tliiulows ci un,' mill go.
First tliorj whs ono nil nlooo-tdat was
Not very Inn.; ago;
Thru rmiH' nnotlior, :-o ht n ii mnl fron,
W'hi .11 1 ll,; hvvikI nml low;
A ml. in th at, soft m-lllug eyes,
Hanmed into my lifi' like n g'ml smell e,
HIiiKiii of lnvi. inn rnl.lu wisn,
"Lit lie nni', jfsur no'r"
Oh, Iimw tlm katydids, I'lmrii lug In,
Not very lotij; ngo,
Hung to l Im stirs wi h their muslcd itin,
Over my joy, y. u know,
Cull il till lliomo- li oslll'! ov r tlm lull.
And touch-sl nil the. til ht with n bilcry
Our Iovi-rrowmil ii-'t with tin le'tuty to
Wlrlethc knty lids nn ; ici low.
Wo Imi t u u nest with loving iviri
Not vry lull); ngn,
Out in the west, 1 II tcllyoii where,
liy tlm beautiful liver's How,
Thitt laughs 1 1 1 Noiili In t In- hdln lilui-
An I sings ns its n-iiulliig .- 1 1 1 it takes
Til lliu shorn where tln gull's gnvii I ill.nv
Ami tlm silt tides conn- nml e,n.
Who wns tln river nml bluer I Im nkl.-s
Not m i y linn,; nj;o.
lii'ii I Il ov to i nr in here tlm llin n
lly tlm iivi's imiriiiiii me, Hun ;
II 'iiii- lights mi Hi.- lull i m,; "II. nun" ns I
Ami tin. i ivcr nirf 'limn' l-i Mi p-hhly
Ami tliost u light nUnni'il in I Im .-I, Irs over
All I il mri'.l ill til 1 1 v i t below.
Out' ilny while winging! nr lniy fl i i ; 1 1 1 ,
Not very loiigng.i,
Sly Kind ilV kIiii.I. iI to .lusty night.
"H.-ur lovi'," I i'ii'Ii- I, "11111,1 I g,r
I Sift Iik.. iii.H,iili.-.i in . tlmt l.ri.lili.ii tlii mill
nl ;lit ti ln,
Ills sin-tig hut. hedged i in every sl.li,
An.l my thv.l wings Hill in Ms htrcngth
Ami tlm Mimini'i hro mh h'nw.
One April morn, llimngh tln ivliif.- n.fi mist,
Not very long i,,.,
AKi'ldm MiiiU'iim liK'litlv kl-il
(My ht-.rv Is ..I I. I know)
A win "Iiimii l.lrilii." Hint rnm-it In our n.--it,
I'rflKtl to my In-nrl llut i riiiK lucii.-.t,
Tin- lovo in my lifi" wii- tliii"fi-l. l.li-st. -
rilVI'l-t wns hl miii, I....I low.
Sly Knlilll llii-nli. my K.il.in ;ilij;i,
Klutli'iini; to uml fro,
Au.l my ln-tii t it. full i.f th lnvi- lip In ins
Anil th. mny;H Hint In' h'iis to show
Tlmt kivo in tlii-M'iil m-vi-r Kiows ii-i-i .hi
Anil tin-lio H t U yniniK wiiili. Iln-lii-i I in i..,
Ami tin- tulo i.f tlin iii'.i niiij; jn ni'vnr t.il.l,
TIii.ukIi flu- Inn ; y.-iu-i mini- uml pi.
Wlii-tl-s my I!..l,iu: --TIii'miii lookn wti t,
Tllnllull till' i'I.iiiiIm ill ift In mill fro;"
Noftl I iinivti i-him, '(n .l k..uw..i l.i-it,
Whlth.-r our tin t slioul.l ,"
li wl-wl:ig In uur m-t wIiimi the Juno skit-s
Ami wv win; inn- wny liy "kMII wiiIimk"
Till tho p:ifli (iin uli 'Vri . ii . isliii li-inU
nvir it K iln
To ii i;iinli'ii, iiiirt nml low.
A (KM.DIKI1H 'I 111(11 I.lN'i I.M'KIIIKMT':.
'1 i eal in a Ni-w Ynik j-ujii-r lliu
olhi-r duy old Indimi lilitcr Canoll
Uroiisoii's story of Imw Im win mice
iciilK)il ly Indians," mi d a fnrmcr red
dunt of I.inniiiii', "and it reiiiindi- l mo
that 1 Imvu iii-.-t two nu n in my time,
both at l'uit Iirnmii-, vlio wt-ro s nlu'd
uml nt well. 'J'lio slory of one of
these, u soldii-r named Dnlm (i. Sin
herlioii of M'liiroo County, Mich., was
tho first nelnal desei iption, 1 lii-lii-vu,
that any una has t ver In-ml of bow it
fei-U to be srale l. Wliilo ho wns in
th.i hospital at l.aiamin I lu-md him tell
tho btory many tiini's, mi l rvery time it
made me shu l.ler, at it il.ni still win-never
I think of it.
' SlllluTlHOll lil-lollood to tlm I'llitl. I
htatci Infantry, wiiirh wis part ol i n.
C'u-ter'n command in hi" campaign
ii(iiinst tho I n. I in il , in I Mil). Hi; par.
tieipated in many of tlm i-noai'iitc nti of
that rimipain, tin' innit iuii ir'nnt of
which wni the tioht with the ci-li-lratcd
lllack K - tile's hand on tlm Omichilii.
it wai in this li ;lit that Saiil-rrtsnn was
wouudt-d and scalp-d by I lie In. Ham,
uii-1 I remember that nearly nil of the
old froutii'inti"ii said that bo was tho
only prMnn flu y eer knuw up to that
timo who had b.t'ti thi'roiifrb'y anil un
iniMaknl'ly n nlpcd and lived to ti ll it.
"Fur Fome day i bcfnru tlm meeting
Vfitli Bhitk Kettle, ('usti'r't si-mrs had
bof u biing nR in repot ts that tho w ily
chief (itinprd with a lare following
ntnowhere on the Ouachiti, mi l theru
li. wan wndlng out predatory Imndu of
liij wm i i is to plunder M'ttlcrs nud ini
iuiriit trains, t'usdr decided to bunt
likn op and punish him. The infantry
was two miliM in rdvatiee of tho cavalry,
when ono day, jmt nt dnjlight, it came
in sight of the iMUiniy's camp.
" 'We i-ie tii a bljh hill overlook
ing tho valley ," Snmbert'on n-d, in
(jivinjj the iiccount of tin- affair, 'and
the Indiana weio below. It waa it the
liii.ldlo of winli r and tho snow wan veiy
deep. Ttit- Indian i amp w is in a roi ky
pot, and ui tho wnnu-u and ihildr.-n
weto there, it wus evidenlly the, hct l
ipiaiters of tlio band. It was do
termino 1 (o mirprisii tho village, nud a
I'.drM'in of our ciiiimaiid was sent
through tin: woods to the I lejht to j;:t
in the rear of the camp, while (he re-inalndi-r
advanced quietly down the
inoiiiilain, fr. in the lop of which a ;noil
Hail led to the va'ley Ibimi jli tlm thick
woodi. This 1 1 1 : 1 1 o-uvi in;; was mi tu--ci'-sful
that hefnlM our pieel'l"i was dis-cov.-ied
hy tlm In liaiii we wclu with
in tour hmidr.'d y.uls of the
camp, and tlm detachiii-nt that
w.u M-ut to open tin- in the rear
hid arrived in position. We knew
ly tho yells of the Indians and the
Ijn-at cmiimoliim ainon them that we
were iliseovcre I, and wo be-riui the nt
'nek. I'iriiir b-f ; mi on both rides nf
them at in , ami this c nise i w hat at
lirst promised to li.i a panic anions the
I'idi iin that wo ild nu'e uur victory all
eiiy oil.., but suddenly nil Indian of
eiiiiimoUK Malm; and build, lis face
hideously .slieiilied in crn-r.ban with
bright y. l!ow ninl vciinil i n paint,
lain-i .lahin- into tlm midst of tae Hiir-
prisine; f. 1 1 1 panic stricken I a-i-t from
HOIIllpI -j lilnolio (I;,, lucks li'Mll,' a
I'l-ck pony. His yell coi l. I Imi beard
above everything cbe as ho ilashclto
and fio anion;; his warriors, and the
effect of h s pn-seiu e immediately
channel tlm whole sitiiatioii. In le s
than two minutes every Indian w.u in
p isit ion liehiud some roi k or t ee, ami
knew that the tit: lit would In; n d.-sperato
" Wo wcie in a m-ciih! position, luit
Hie Inili.ins wc re j 1st us mi ii h aiwe
were. Tlm only way wn could hope to
defeat. I bein w as t i c!iar; upon their
i.t run i;hol.l, dislod;!! them, and settle
the affair by -i l:.i-rate Ini'id to hand
li'-jhl. We were ordered to cii:ir;;e down
the bill upon the enemy, and we rushed
hendloii-; liht in'o tho Indian camp,
every niin of us jcllin.; as hideouily as
the u-.l devils th'-niselves. As tio.iu as
we had cmeitjed from tlm woods we
Here met with rilli b ills f n in eveiy
ide, and a ijood m my po.ir fellows
llevel leached the c imp. Tlm detach
ment in the icir of the camp came in'.o
the coi.ll el from that side, and wn
foicul the luiliaii-i out li-oin their hid-in;-pl.icca
to the op n n.uud, ami the
battle waned ri';ht iiiiimiij; their tcnls.
I'lack Ket tin Keem... In lie every w hero.
1 1 is hideous pi esence alone proloiined
urn iijjiii. ne !-: I ins wan o j to lle ir
ground, mid the li;ht In came free a ml
ejeneial, 'I'he Imliaii women, and even
the cliihlieii, took put in il, nml am mi
th-i dead that s ion strewed the mi.iw
piiwa an I pappoiisei were minified. I i
a lew minute; the snow for rods nr mn I
wis !e I as rid with the liloml from I ho
ilei-il and w ouinled a i I hi: paint on
lllack Kettle's face.
"'Inn hand to-hand lieht like this,
ofcour e, it was ever in n for himself,
and I .soon found myself oa one e l;e of
tho i limp liriiii; and bayonet! in.; and
clu'iliin;; my ;;im jii-l a . I he sil ual imi
for tho moment ri.piiit-d. A messiiiato
of mine, who was lijjhl iu .y my siilc,
was killed liy mi In lian who tired from
behind n tent, and be fell so 1 was
ohlincd to step over him. Ai lilnl
that n ball .shaltcied in , a in at the el
bow, and it fell htlpless at my side.
Immediate' v b llowinn. thai shot a hi"
Indian, doiili'less the one who had
killed my ines-inite, spr uu; fioiu I cliind
the tent and nlshed ai mn with hi. Iniua-h-iwk
raited. lv f;u I was empty, and
my lefl band I eiu ILeless I could lint
load. I woiilil l.iivi! run my bayonet
through the advanciie; lad an, thoiie;lt,
before he could have ui'd his Ininah aw k
on me, l-iii a. i ln.lia'i unman bad stolen
up liehin I me, and l;e liuew nim arm
about luv neck and j- red mo backward
in the snow.
" 'Nt ii t of i -tic men were near me, as
the thickest of tie- li -lit w.u in another
part ot tho cuitp. I'm- hi;; India a who
had conn! at m with his tomahawk
seemed I iv fe nl ,o I he only wariior of
this land who was mil in the general
engagement. The npiaw who hail
jerked mo down in fie snow held me
theie by the hair, and ii lot of other
sipiaws and children camo .swarming
from tents in all diieeii.nis to tin- sp it.
They surioiindi'd me, spit in my face,
jiuiiped on my bodv, kicked me. pinched
nio, thrust the points of knife hlades in
my llesh, nnd toitured mo in -very way
they coii'd think of. lies d !s, my nrm
wus paining me trenienilnii lv and dye
ing the sn.nv nl arouad mo with
tlm blood that flowed from th i
wound. The big Indian .stood hy with
his tomahawk in his band, and, f.u In
nately for me, ho gavrt thu women and
thcirynungdeuls (oo much time to have
their sport wi h me, for suddenly ti e e
tamo tho sound of a jun near by, end
two npiiws fell ilea I in the simw by my
dale, tine of our boy hud iliscnvi ied
my ail un' ion. I he oilier -ipiuvs nu. I
their y-'iiiii; i nei si ainpeic 1 away, but
thu big In lt.au dctmui cd to r.iu tUo
lisk of ;;el tinjj my rcalp anyway, and
ho pm.tice I down on mi, with his kneel
on my chest, drew his knife, and t'x
next si-ci.n l, i lihough it seemed hour
to me, the top i f my head was in hii
hand, and ha was gone,
"'Imagine soma oae who Intel yt
with the iitiiior.t intensity,' Sinberlson
said, in de. .1 riliin the seinati.iu of tin
scalping, 'and be suddenly "tabbing a
handful of your hiir, while you ait
lying pi osl rate and helplesi, and givine
t n ipiick, upward jerk with font
em .11 dl aliniist to Inii-e'l the scalp; then,
while this painful tension is not relaxed
ima;. in-i tho not-pirtii u'ariy-sbai p bladi
of a knifu lieiiig; run ipiickly in n cir
cle aioiiud your scalp, with a sawing
like inolioa. Then let your iiua-;inat ion
grasp, if it can, the effect that a strong,
ipiick j'lk mi the tult of ba r to releast
the sca'p from any clingi ig iarticles ol
Mesh that may (till hold it in place
would hive on your nerves ,-i'ld physical
system, nml you will have an inkling
of how it feels to bo scalped. When
that Indian sawed his knife mound the
top of my heal, lirst a sepso of cold
numbness pervaded my whoh'
body. This wan quickly followed
by a flash of pain tint stalled at
my fe t and ran like an electric shock tt
my brain. That sensation was hut in i
meiitnry, but it was tenible. When lift
Indian tore my scalp from my head it
scciii 'd as if it inn. I have been connect
d w ith cords to i very p u t of my body.
The pain that f. Howe I the culling
mound the scalp had hen fright fill, but
it was ccslnsy compared . the tort lire
that followed tbeteaiing of it from my
head. I'la-hes of pain sh it lo i very
nerve. My km c.s were draw n up almost
!o my chin, and tlm lingers of my mm
hand ch sell convulsively in the snow,
those of my left baud bein;; powulle s
owing to the sbaiteie I a-in. That was
all I ren eniliered. When I camo tu
I was in a tent. The cavaby
had como up in tho meantime, and tlm
Indians were runted. Only a few es
cape I, but black ICetthi was milling the
"Sinbntsoii lay for weeks in tho
(lnvi i.niienl Hospital nt Foil baiauiio
perfectly helple s nud Miff-ring unlnld
agony. lie liual y ucnveicd, and in
the meantime bis term of enlistment ex
pired. He had no de-ire to re-enter tho
service, ami (i neial l uster jociiaily
rem i ki d to ii i in that he made a mistake
in ipiitliii'; the scrvie-. 'For think,'
said I ho tieucial, 'liow surprise I and
liseii'ted miiiio Imlia i might b, if you
shi'tild stay with ui and ha'. in n to fall
in his hands when he went to rai-e your
hair to litx I that si in ' one bad been
tin re b" foro hi in.' I sa v Sanlicitsoii
eveial ye an afterward, and I h" same
ale-ied, Mil, rmi id, hue sp it was on
top of his hind, showing when his
seiilphal I.e. mi torn away, a I had seen
it when he lefl (he h ospilal. Ho said
that it w.i 1 1 1 in ly tender, mid in
damp or cold weather was vuiy painful.
Vlff )'.''! Ti no A.
A Monkey us i'hysicinu.
A col a e-poudeiit of tho Chicago AVirl
writes finui I'enlral Auieiica.
"O.ie other incident of the journey to
Jutigalpa was the inptuic of two spider
monkeys. Tho little iiealuies had been
encountered at vari mis points, hut their
shyness ha I enable I Iheiii to al ways keep
out of our leach. I!u' just before reach
ing the (iuayape v. I i y wc oh cived
ipiile a Inige troop of these mimics
spurting by the mad .ide. A quick run
of oui paity press il iheiii lo climb the
trees, and, contrary In our mill nil agree
ment iim of the party lire 1 his lille and
wounded one, which cnuiiueiic'd a most
piteous wail. It had been shot through
the abdomen, and a inther Inillct would
hivoi'inb d its Miffi rings, but just then
ill mate ran down limn anmher part of
(ho tli.-i mil stitaiu!d his drooping;
strength by holding him in her arms.
She then examined his wound nml
seeing tint it was lleedin ; profusely,
pulled oil w til one ban I a number of
green h aves and can full, inset ted them
into tho hole undo by ti e bullet to
stanch its flow of bloo I. A surgeon
could not have be -n in r caicful and
blib-rale with a alien! than was this
wild den .'ii of the f.'iest with its mate.
Dunn; this pn c -.'ding it utlcied a low,
muttering sou-id, as tin u ;h trying to
assuage its sulT -ring , wuh a cuisideia
tiou and pity ihat looked so human. In
a few nioimnts the wounded monkey
died, and his widow in nikey tried to
get away with his d-ad body, but in
jumping from one limb to another fell
to the ground, where the nui easily
effected her rapture. Tho almost
human instinct displayed by this littlo
creature made us ashamed of our cruelty
in till- tiling her unite. Tha female was
then taken w ith us to .lu'i'.'.-ilpi, where
shj. refused all food nud water, and tho
morning afu-r oar tin i vat was found
tl'a l in her cage, it being reasonable to
suppose of grief for her ilea 1 mate.
The groc. r ought to he a line newspa
per Ul m. lie lia il good inauy neot'ps.
WII AT TIIKY CAIiillV.
Four delii hit yoii'i ;-.-l.s
I hi a summer tiny,
Ju-I In g., n 11,:. in ;
Slyly inn away.
Wil'ons. worms nml tnelilo
To their work they lii-might
Anil, if you'll lieli- ve me,
This is w hat I In y caii;lit,
T.iniiiiv -riiiL;lit a wetting,
e mht u se..Ming;
Jnll'lliy e lllglll II en.;
I I n I V e III ;llt II w lil..lll,r,
Mn Ii a ;.tiu-t hi-, wish,
lail, Willi n l their trouble,
No on-- e .ugh! a li-.li!
I tiH'lt'u i 'nniyMiiimu.
A HUH) I-t:rl Ttn.N.
A singular cir. uin-tunc j is lepnite I
UK oi curring recently n ar the resilience
af .1. II. K' jet, t'hednut street. Mrs.
Keyi'i notice I quite a coliunol I'll aiming
(he sparrows in the rear of the house,
Hid after it had continued for tioiiie
limn she went to tlm window, whei"
she saw a large 11 n't lly away from a
tree, to tv limit of which, Kiiip'i'idod b
a cord tightly fastened aroii'id ils neck,
was sparrow, stone dead. From the
manner in which tho cord was fastened
it wis believed that tho dead bird bad
e nuiiitlcd soin i capital olTenco and was
duly execute I tbeiefor by its mates.
Iiistanc ;s of a similar uatuie have here
tofore been leported.
rt ssv in tiii-; wi'isi'.vs r.ini.
A valuable Newfound land dog named
Major, having strayed from his owner's
ht'iise, was claimed in all good faith by
another gentleman who recogniz-nl the
tlog as his lost Nettfoiin I and. Argu
m ii' . :iud pei'Mi ision failing, suit was
br. u ;ht to recover Major, nud the i use
ivas regularly brought into court uutl
came to trial about Christinas time be
fore a judge ami a jury.
Wilms 'cs t est i lle'l that it was Mij-ir,
nml that it was nut Major the animal
mean while going fn-cly to cither if bis
claimants, seeming quite indifferent as
to who might linally secure him. A
week Wj taken up with conllieilug tes
ti uony, mnl neither judge nor jury
were the w iser or butter prepared to
rentier a decision.
At this point a wiumia living in tin
same house with Major's owner declared
that her cat could settle the question,
Hi nee the cat nud Major were on terms of
great friendship, eating mid playing to
gether, and sleeping on the same rug,
while the cat was tha sworn foe of all
other canines, ami had worsted many in
Here was ii solution by which nil par
tics to the coiitroveisy welt! willing In
abide, ami a foinial writ was according
ly issued in the name of the peiple of
lln Stale, commanding ".ill ami singu
lar, the owner or owners tf a eerla n
Maltese ca' to produce the living bo I v
of the sai I animal before the I 1 1 1. .Si
and so, a juslico duly and legally coin
missioned by the people of the cnmiunli.
wealth aforesaid,'' at a given lime and
place duly spccilicd in thu writ, and
"Ihi'ieof to fail not at their own proper
At the time upp iulcl the momen
tous cat was duly produced before? the
honorable court. The record do s not
say whet lu r Fuss was duly sworn to
tell "tho tru'li, tho whole truth, and
lio'liing but the tiulh," nor wh lher hit
owner w is required to act at prxy for
him in this icpcd.
However this may have been, be pro
ceeded In vindicate his mistress' asser
tions, lirst with regai d to his lighting
qiitilil ies.for on the introdneliou of some
strange animals of the canine sp t ies,
lutmght by tho direct imi of the .1 iguilicd
court, heli'ated his t ail to mi jest ie pro.
portions, arched bis hack in imnnnncnt.il
s'yle, ami gavo battle, to tin satisfac
tion of tho Hpeclutiu i, if not to that of
his adversaries, clcaiim; th" loom in
line slylo an I in an i . 'i-.l in-; ly brief
space of lime. N'cxt, Ma jor was hi. night
in, whereupon I'us.y'a warlike mood
mid demeanor were spec lily changed
to tlemonslratioiis of acquaintance and
goiitl-feilow.-hip, theauiniils recogniz
ing each other to the satisfaction of alt
concerned, and immediate ly terminal ing
by this conclusive evidence a suit w hich,
except for tho shrewd thought of a
woman, might have dia ;ge I mi inter
minably and lei to rancor and strife.
Customer (in ' -. cents a meal" res.
tauraut, out West) "tiimino a glass
Waiter (c.iutioudy) "lint yer gun
Customer (disgustedly) "Nan ! D'ye
expect mo tcr go out an' shoot a cow for
Waiter "You've got coffee, nu wo
don't give milk an' coffee too."
ISooiil at the Top.
Dr. Prinv.ose There is always tooni
at the top, my young fr end.
Lit lie Johnnie--Ye, sir. -a yom
Tase there ii room for bnir. Z, 'ye.
Teaching; a Stupid Animal to
Perform in Public.
How a Trainer Succoodj In
Miss Itosft Starr hat in i lo a study of
sheep, the most timid of animals, wi lies
David Wt t'hsler in the lirooklyn ('('
-hi,. Shu owns three performing t-hecp,
and (hey do wonleiftil tricks. Iler
account of the way she succeeded in
tiaiuing them is interesting. "It
should bo known that sheep have
scarcely nay Intelligence, ami then-fore
no memory," shu said, ".'sheep are
carried through a number of peiform-mici-t
from day to day for months at a
lime, until they seem to do tle-ir (ricks
meiely from instinct. If they fail to
tin nun trick in their repeitoiri! it is
uselest to have them try it aga'li tit that
performance. If I attempted to make
(hem go back ami do anything they
omitted it would t until 'i; them, ami
they would do ri ithin;. Nearly all the
animals keep their eyut on their trainer
while going through with a perform
ance, but sheep never tin. That very
fact shows that they luck tho intelli
gence of a horse, a cow, or even a goat,
l.etause (he latter do have tin ocular in
telligence, solosji-ak, that ii wonder
ful. Sheep have to bo laugh t together,
they tire .so timid ami lonely when tin y
are separated from their mates, 'i'he
way I trained thu thiee 1 hive, and
they are the only train .' I sheep in Amer
ica, was by petting tbeiii nml getting
them lis-'d to ine. I ban lied them
daily, patted them on tho heads,
ami linally got them so they
knew their names. Tho male
sheep I found much easier to train than
(he fern do. Tin y aro affectionate in
the ir disposition nml tlo not require
lunch punishment to make them obey,
Tho fact is they art) willing (o ob"y, I ut
are too dull lo remember or know what
lo do. I have a siring attached:.) their
necks and guide them with it while
driving them over the hart. At cv ry
pel foi miince 1 have to ex -icise the saint!
care and go through with the saint!
amount of physical exertion to make
them perform. If I could stop as I tlo
while (raining (hem at reheaisils, an I
fondle them nll't t tionately, I could get
more out of them in a public perfor
mance. It it strange, but true, lint
few iiniinals like to lie down. The
trainer has to throw (hem down fro
qileiith', ami hold them there. Well, 1
have a struggle frequently to get my
sheep to lie down. Then they are anx
ious to gel up and when tho signal is
given they jump iqi as if llu-y were shol.
Instead of a whip to pass over them 1
keep a Midi in my ban I and occasion,
ally li-e it on thein, not to beat, but to
let them know that I am near by and
watching. If they would look at me I
am sure I could train them to tlo many
more clever tricks. As it is, I have
taught these three seven or eight tricks
that they tlo Iwic. a. lay."
Wiiliam Aid! ivern is a well-known
trai ler of .seals. lie Ins devoted some
yetiii (o (best! queir creatures of the
An tic seas, and h. is achieve i wonderful
success. He said that he begins to
train a seal lo perform in public by tiisl
making il familiar with the sound ofhis
voice, and a. Ide I : ' 'A seal soon le uiis
to distinguish a familiar v.uc . Iivin that
of a stranger. Il often takes mo live or
six weeks to accustom a soil to the
sou. id ot tu v Voice, and the next pio.
cess iu training is to inspire conlidcncc.
1 do this by taking it from the water
and placing il on a platform. It is ner
vous and easily fiighteue l, but I handle
it gently and tin. lily get. control of it
enough lo show it how to tlo things. I
have (aught leals how to ring be It,
play on instruments, shoot pistols and
sing or howl. Tiny ar.) intelligent
enough to know that after nee trick
they have another to tlo, and so llu-y
aro impatient to get through. Their
sight is splendid, and if anol her man is
piesent on the pla'foiin while they art"
perloiiuiiig they are stir.' to see hini mid
object to proceeding further. Th'v are
easily frighletiel mil, if hurl in any
way, it takes a longtime lo restore their
The Curious I! i hies.
The c'.uious ltildcs is a general name
fcivon certain editions of the Bible which
aie prize I by biblionia iiaci, not for any
intrinsic value, but b ciuso ihey contain
certain odd m splints or mistranslations.
Foremost mnong them ia the It eec let
15 hie, so called because in the third
chapter of 13.-!ieis it speaks of Adam
nud Eve as having ''made themselves
breeches" of tit; leaves. This edition
lirst appeared iu liilii), in quarto form,
ami we owe it to the E iglish reformer
exiled at lieaeva. During the rain Of
lliieen El zi'ieth it tet vetl ns thn regular
1 iinily Il.be, i! p-qvtihirity being large
ly die to the Ci'ivi.iis js c oinni 'tits (lint
liberally besprinkled tho margin. The
Hug ISibh- which appealed In Lmdori
in 15. 1, mid win oiifinally known m
Matthew's Ilibl", is indebted for it:i
ciitioiiH "obritpiet. to tho fact that the
liflh verse of the niji-jty-lirit 1' aim ia
liamkited, "So thou shalt nut tiued to
bo uf ai I for any bugges by
night." 1 lio origl ml ilea of the word
a goblin or spook is still l be
tr ice I in bogie, bugbear, bugaboo.
The Wic'.ed ISible, printed in Iunlon
in Ifi-'il, was so ealle I I ecaiHO the nega
tion was tun. lied in the seventh com
mnn lineiil, so placing an awful injunc-
to n upon tin.' faithful. Thii is i 'i
sought, after, becaute it win pmmptly
suppresseil, the printer being fined (.'gnu
by Arch hi hop Land. The money, it is
saitl was th vo ed lo the puieha-e of a
supply of Orte c ty fur the I'uiversily
of Ox foul. Thu Vinegar Hibln wa-1
printed iu 1717 at Ibe Cian-ndon Fuss,
nud it so known lu cail-e (he paiable of
lliu vineyaid iu llu: life to the twen
tieth chapter of St. I, like i-, printed
"Fallible i f the Vinegar." The Whig
or Fine m ikei s F. bio obtained its
mime fioin ai em r occurring in St.
MaMlmw, v., '., when: "Idesvid aie the
phieemakers" ii substituted for "poie.--lirikcrs."
'I'he Tiea: le li.ble has the
passage in Jeremiah, "Is I here no balm
in (iilead?1' rentleied, "Is Iheie no tre
acle iu Udeadr' an I the I) may (Unman
Catholic) version ha been described as
tho Itosin IJibln, because the same pat
sage has the wor I rosin iii-tc id of ti 'a
clo. Many years ago there existed iu
lliu Slowo library the IS mk of linspels,
on wh ch the English kings down to
lid ward VI. took the coronation oath,
wit'i llu: huge bra.en crucifix, which
the monarch kisted on its cover. The
binding was of p n b roils oak boanls
an mill or so iu thickness, fasleue 1 by
huge leather thongs. The F, inters'
liilib- makes David pathetically com
plain that ni nt t n in place of priucet
have "persecuted hnn without a cause.''
The author of this translation may have
been indulging in a sly hit at the intel
ligent compositor, which many authors
of the present wou'd g aily re-echo.
An Ail 1st on the Ilaltlellebl.
'i'ln ie was mi incident iu lie- battle of
Hayinoml which was as aniu ing as it
was eharacleri-tic of (ho chief actor,
Captain Trcsal'a-i, an Irish. Ilici-r on the
sti ff of ti .'lieial I.og.l-l.
He was sealed nslride of tho topmost
rail of the fence, across whith iu some
places, tie- light amis going on with
clubbed liius'd'ts; w hich sitle the cap
tain wa most interested tu was doubt
ful, for with cup iu one band and
sword in (he other, ho wa cncour.'ig.ng
Imlh partici to go in mid tlo their be t,
w hile bo i cc-ipicd a lee: Veil seal a most
I 'lis oi;i:i :t.s niype oi I lie Soulier j
who loves ii light, and tine -toiie of j
rome of his diiingt seem aliuo-t too im- i
proiianie lo nela v". J Hunk lie was un.
coii i ious of danger, and I know that I
was not, for i i soni- of my sketch -hooks
there are lucmnialidiiin sketches of some
ball h lie! I ocelli rcnees which show-
plainly (hat the hand holding the pen
cil was unsteady; and jerky mitk here
and theie m ike it pretty plain that the
locality was an innate o:ie. Tim sur
roundiii ;s, as well a the danger had
some influence at I he moment when such
sketches were made; for mod of these
"(iet-out of thai'' skelcht'i, as m army
friends called lit- in, allow .'im.ily Hie lo
cality of Hoint exciting incident mid
not a guueiul view. V. .V i-'io.'..y.
The Sen Tramp.
"H ive you ever s en a sea ti.umj ?'
Every one don't know w ha' it is, so I
will explain by stating that a sea turnip
means a vcsel thai is unl connected
with any regular line and i iisua'.ly a
steamer. The oilier day I went down
(o the Atlani it- docks to see a friend
cnib irk on board lint lirilish steamer
Agiiain, bound for tircylown, N'icar.iu
gua, where a number of American
boys were going fir an enterpi j ing
American mining coiupanv, who are de
veloping that splendid country of min
erals. While wailing for my friend lo
arrive, so Ihat I might say goodby, 1
h.'ipp'Uide I to met the secoml olliccr, a
good uaturetl man, and entered into
Knowing that 1 was alioiidof a
triinp I remarked to him, "Where do
y u expect to go after leaving tirey
"That I can't te'l," responded he.
"It will depend upon tho freight. We
may get a load for England; there we
may load up for Africa or India or
Japan; and from there wc may catch a
load for Australia. From there it
would bo hard to say where our punts
would b , mayhap Fouth America,
maybe somewhere on the Facilic Coast.
There is never any certainty about in.
Wo visit every sen, look inlocvery port,
carry loads from anywhere to anywhere,
providing it pays, and it may be years
before w reach hero again ; ami wc may
Iw hero on our next trip."
Tint schedule gives a fair i lea of tho
mission of thu "sea trump."
A merit it.
t unem (o !ifr you slni;ln:i la the murmur of
I listen to your tear ilmps Iu tho rain umM
There's an echo of your laughter in thu
brooklet us it Hows,
Arid I fool your bnlmy hreatlrltig In Hi" odor
jt the rose.
I'vpi-ywh re sweet unit fair,
In the earth ami iky,
Hints of you thrill mo through
I.ove im or I tllo.
J'he blossom by the wayside crows mol l
fragrant as you pass;
Ami brighter llu-h th th-w drops nslli'-y
glimmer in the glass.
The Inn. that tints the ruby to your curving
And from the distant star 1 t nleli f t- fcl'-ry
of your eye.
J't my song, In he mnl strong,
Throned your lattice fly.
lire the night wing its flight
hove me or I die.
What weie life without you? , I ' minnf.
dure lint ilream !
e worthless us a stun tn d l"iif uiinu
autumn .-I renin,
I upon the res less wave by every blast
Aiid driven down the lurbi't title, heart
broken, hopeless, blind.
O, my sweet, nt your feet
He tl my li-n. ly cry,
liriuit rein f to my u'ief
Love me or I din.
AI Inula ftmstitutiifi.
Every man is sometimes lt bait on some
ither man's hook.
The lioddess of Liberty is not a
iiroker, but bho is frequently seen "on
It is one of tho distressing anomalies
if modern lift: that the man who em't
sing tines sing.
It is intlus'ry more than birth that
lifts a boy up in Ihewoii-I. A boot
black may shine iu society if ho will
-toop to conquer.
Cabby (who has received his correct
faie) Call yourself a gentlemen? Why,
I keeps a better gentleman thin you lo
black my b nils' Far.- Fily you don't
keep another to wa-h your face!
This is an Italian bou mot: At a cafe
i group of gentlemen discinsing poli
tics; u young student entered ami joined
in the conversation; his arguments did
not please the others, an I one of them
said lo him, "Ho quiet ! Al your age I
was nu ass myself '" "Ymi me wonder
fully well pro erved, sir," was the re-
('limiting a Cuban.
Juan Yiclor'ano Mm bin, a white
lativo of Cuba, thirty-four year old, a
famous bandit, was publicly garroled, a
Havana correspondent wuiles, in front
if the city piisoii. II : was married thu
previous night in li e condemned cell,
i n the way to the staffold the criminal
ilternalely faltered and si 1 niggled tic -pcrately,
shrieking for mercy for thu
Hike of his tine' inlaut ibililriii. The
loldicry attempted to dnwn tho frantic,
ippcals by constant bugle blowing. Thu
condemned man was supcrliuiiianly
violent though heavily inaiiiieled.
Forced at la-t into banquillo by a dozen
sohlieis, lift wa:, when fixed, easily de
spatched, Imi his limbs were conlm'led
frightfully. The executioner was a
herculean coloiod man. The priest on
the scaffold was hurt in the scutll ',
mid the military were unable to
restrain their tears. The mounted po
lice subsequently charged the mob;
many per-oiis wi re hurt in the crush.
Machin's body was, aflt r several hours'
exposure, loiuoved by the fraternity of
"Fa, y Caridad," accoitlin ; lo the an
cient Spanish custom. Tne case of M i
chin is specially u :--ii'kabl , the culprit
having c-capctl several moulds l ie n villi
his brother Luis, also under sentence of
death, from tho condemned cell in tho
Castillo del l'rincipe, a strong fortress
outside the city. He promptly rcorgan.
i.ed a new gang and ii'siime l maraud
ing, frequently encountering the Civil
tiuard. The ilea 1 nia-i is said lo hive
In-i ll immcent of human bloo I, but was
execute I under the kidnapping law i as
Eiffel Tower for Siirhtsoers.
piofessor Kimball of tho Johns Hop
kins University, in un Intel view with a
lialtimore -s'i't reporter, exprctsed tho
opinion that tho EdM lower of Faria
would never prove of any servics to
pcicnce. The professor destroys nt ono
blow the claim of tho tower to special
advantage on lie score of height by
pointing out that then! are numerous
hills nud mountains of greater altitude
in Franco which could bo made u o of.
The chief drawback of tho tower, from
a scientific stand point, is that it stands
iu the midst of nn ntmospheie necessa
rily impure, ami that it is subject to
such jar mnl other dUturbaiices as would
render observations with doliento instru
ments impossible If tin so cilicisinl
are just, then all that ciiu he saitl for
the gn at tower is that it is a not re
markably prrpi easing piece of iron
architecture, from which a good view of
Paris and its environs may be obtained,
Hun Franc iw C'W'i iik.