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"Toed night, (."nr- under tlm moon
T'n lovely iii(;litliiK'il sings li'T tinm
Ant Imb rose-tree., reft of the (lower of Juno,
With that tlm twilight fulls so soon,
(i )od nioniiiic, denr: tlm sunlight glo'.r.
O'er witkltii? lily ami lingi'iin;; rose,
Ami every woodbind walk mm knows
4 'Icnin- In tlm glory tin- dewdrop throws,
(ioo I morning.
Oooilliy, dear; lo.v in tin1 sky
tiroi-n anil dnlTodil colors li"s.
Ar tlmrn more lo ith, who silontlf
,Sny, hand in hand, nu 1 iy ' to eye.
Tho Lesson Ho Learned.
BY IIRIiKN roKIIKST OnAVi'.S,
"I'm going to int ii stop to this
sort of thing!" slid Mr. Me Kirov. "If
I don't, I Khali certainly come to tho
poorhoitso. I liavo't saved money nil
these yearn to rain it down on peo
ple's lieu -In an if it was hailstones.
No, Doll inln, I haven't got live dol
lars to spile. Your bonnet i: q lit :
good en .ugh to wear for n nioiitli
linger. Everybody else has got
theirs? Will, if everybody dan is
fools, that niu't no re:. is n that you
should lie. Six dollars for a stib'Ciip
ticni to help buy the new minister's
furniture? Not if I know it, James.
When I cuius to ISloodvillo I bought
my own fnriiitiire, and IIu'Im'h no
reason that new minuter shouldn't do
the siiine thing. The groom's hook?
I never saw anything like tli'5 way our
housekeeping hills rn:n ti j I It "ml
be a deal cheaper, so f ir as I can
hci1, to no to New York aud board at
the Windsor Hotel than to livo h o.v,
unless you and Surah cm manag.; it
little more economienlly, Matthew.
Aim! us for those singing Ics'iins that
Lucy wants to tain', you may tell In r
"Lucy thou;lil " meekly begun
Matthew Slat iill:'.
Hut his uncle interrupted him
''You may tell her no !
in Is the question !"
John .Me Kirov wui a man
ill the local diah cl, ". avc,
nioncv. 'A I! in..? u great
ii lot ot
eeonomi'eai to in ai ry, He Hi t invite 1 a
iirne in plu'.v, Mittluw Starling, to
eomo w:i!i his laniily mid k-cp
hoilse ill tllO old led l.o iicsfoud,
ami thereafter took ci e lit to him-clf
for supporting all the Starlings, u'-
'iii.1, . . . .
though Matthew toiled diligently a!
his trade of shoemukiii ', and Jam s
the eldest so.:, in iingcd 1 1 1 . - farm with
skill mi l stie.'os.s, while Mrs. S; irliu j;
end her two daughters, L icy and
li lin la, were the mod ! d.tiiy-womo i
and best managers of the i Miily,
In an tvil imtir Matthew Starling
h id borrowed a thousand dollars I' i
I'liele John, to pay off an nhl it lit.
He had kept up tlm intere.t pretty
Icgiilarly, bat it would hive been
about as eny for him to pay oil' tile
national d Id as to discharge mi obli
gation of a thousand d dlar; an I in
this iv Uncle Me Kirov eontrived to
keen Ir.m ground down into the very
Ifud it Hot been for thii thousand
loilnr ib.bt, the Starling l.i'u'ly w mid
have crept out from under the h irrow
of Uncle Jdui's tongue and temper
"It don't seem as if wj could stand
it, "said Mrs. Starling, plaintively.
"1 don't cure how mite'i he scolds
me,,T said I'elin.hi, "'out he Inn no
business to tyramu.e sodreaifillv
over poor mother."
"If I could only raise money enough
to take a quarter's singing lesson.", 1
could em u n hundred dollarsa year in
the church choir," said Lucy.
"IK" said James, Inn filing, "That's
a big word, Loo, for such a little, one.
If Une!e John would only let me plant
a crop of tub i 1 1 in the sooth
tit Id, I am sure 1 e mid raise twice lis
much money us the turnips will bring
us. lint U.ielo John sticks to old tra
ditions, and that little if stands in the
way. I only wish that the farm wore
The housekeeping book was partic
ularly nggrevatiir; that morning, and
Mrs. Starling had shed a few quiet
tears b-fore the interview was over.
"I hate whining women," mid Mr.
MeElroy," an I I h ate extr iva int
"I try to do the best lean," said
j our Mrs. Starling.
And when the book was fluiu '
wiathfiilly on the table, an I w hen j
Mr. McKiroy had dismissed his
nephew's wife, he sat thinkin ;.
"I'll do it ! ' he said, ulou 1. "I've I
had it in my mind for s cne tim I'll
send these S.miings about their i i,i-
liess. Til put an en 1 to tliese ever-
lasting imposition! of t!i d.'s. TUiv
only care for ni' j.i -t t'o length t,( !
my jitirse. They hate m , i very one !
fif Vm. I Can see tliv i:i;Ii 'nil, i! ill j
116 they think me !"
An ho sat there, lnd conic to the
door, with ft yellow envelopo in his
"A telcffiam for you," fluid he.
"Twinty-live cents, please."
Mechanically, Mr. MeKlroy paid
the money, and put on his round silver-mounted
spectacles, as the lad
"I wonder who it can bo from,"
It wus very biief. It said:
"Stocks have fallen. Your money
ii all gone. Sorry, but could not
st md against market.
"JI. Raven Co."
II. Rivuii .V (!.). Yes, that was tho
mime of tho Nashua Street firm to
whoso euro his diligeutly-hoardud
fortune had been consigned. Ho read
the brief dispatch over and over
again, as if it were impossible to com
prehend its full in, 'aniug.
"J don't understand," ho repeated
to hiinsel "1 don't understand. I
thou ;ht t hose stocks were snfe enough.
I only believed what those scoundrels
told me themselves. Stocks fallen 1
My money all gone! What will be
come of mo now V
His hel l fell forward on his folded
arms on the window-sill; he uttered n
eroan which mcni'l to conio from the
very depths of his heart,
"I am n poor mm!" ho faltered.
"As poor as old Jon Watson, tiie
eloek-mender ; as poor ns Matthew
Starling him-elf. The Hiving of
years have all gone at oiiee; and I mil
a poor ni iu ! '
"I'nele MeK roy, don't iniiul it,"
said the cheerful voice of Matthew
Starling, w hen at last he had mustered
courage to tell his trouble, and sat
with his head supported on his head
at the table, with ii faej drawn and
pinched in it'll'! ha I just recovered
lioiu n long sickness. "I'm doinj;
weli at my trade just now, Herbert
L nig has proniisjil to take me into
partnership at his new shoo store, at
IJloodville (' liners, mil you shall
in. v -r feel the los of your money
while I can 'handle an nxe or draw a
'Never feel tin; loss of my money!"
vaguely rep nite I M -K roy. "The man
talks like a too'."
I! it novel tl! elss, there was u graiu
of c uiifort in the words.
"And, aft all, Uaclo John," cm
solin;ly whispered Mrs. Starling,
"inon 'V isn't everything. You'll tee
iiow nicd we shall contrive to live.
I'll take a boarder two, if yon don't
obj et. Y uir CJiiifil't shall not b.
interfered with in the least degree ;
and we m iv even manage to save a
little at the year's end."
Tears came into Mr. MeKlroy's dim,
llllle I VI H.
"Y"H always did have a good heart.
Sir.di," said he; "but 1 wonder how
oii cm have any patienci left with
me, after ill times I've M'olded yoll
for hilf a pound extra of coirec,.or a
"And I a n goiug to take in dress
making!" declare I P linda. ' )'i.
voii'll see, Uaole J ilm - you will live
like a gentleman. You n edn't think
tliat we Iriv.: live I on your generosity
all the.-;.! years, not to try and repay
"1 ! ( i e. rosity !"' said Uncle John
liaid y certain whether the words wore
in serious earneat.
lint no, there was no covert light of
.sarcasm in H 'liud.i's bright, brown
eyes us she bent caressingly over him.
It was real love, real gratitu Ij that
"It's just as they all say," declared
lamiH, the stalwart young farmer.
"We owe everything to you, uncle
Jjhii, an 1 we don't forget it. And if
vou don't want tobacco crops raised
on tiie place, I'm blessed if you shan't
have your omi way. Not a leaf shall
be grown, l'nt I really think wo can
do pretty well with a viu 'yard on the
bide hill, now that grapes are biingiug
su 'h a profit, instead of using it ns u'
slncp- pnstiu e. "
And Lucy brought him a letter.
"Jt is from Mr. (irovcr, uncle,'
said she. "ilu oil'.Ts to give me singing-lessons
for nothing, if I will help
with the Siiiidiiy-seho.il music; and
then, pretty soon 1 shall be able to
earn iiioiiey for vo i, too. Pear uncle"
with tears in her eyes ".vo h ivo all
Ii y. d you, oniy we didn't dare to tell
you hu'-v mil 'Ii. If if yon would
only' let me kiss you. Uncle John! '
The ol 1 man clasped her in Lis iirms
with tears streaming down his wrin
"I don't Ciic for the money," hr
faltered. "I. 't the money go, if you
will only love in 1 ke this. I never whs
happier in my lif '! I know n.iw what
that feeling is that has bee u chilling
au l freezing me ail my life. It was
my heart stai ving to death! Yes, ye.1,
we'd begin lh' world over iigi;o, clii.
drcn hi and I. We'd b gin to cm-
j, IV OM 1 -lives llt i:ist ."
Hoy welt' fitting t liug i:i the
! dusk of tho evening, when th"i.' cam'.
a knock at th.s door. It was the tele
graph lad, breathless with haste.
"I've in a do a mistake," said luv
"I've left tho dispatch at the wrong
place. It was for Mr. McAlbin, at the
hotel d nvn th i i.treet. There wasn't
no dispatch como for Mr. MeKlroy, at
all. Please to give mo back the enve
'I ho family nil looked at each oilier
ns tho boy rushod down the road with
his freight of evil tidings for some
one els ',
"Aud my money is all safe!" said
Mr. MeKlroy, with along breath "all
safo! It seems like a miracle, don't
it? or a lossou sent direct from the
Lord to try us. Well, it won't be
thrown away on me. Jun, lu re is (en
dollars to subscribe to the furniture
"It's too niileli, sir,'' said Jam -h.
"No, it ain't," shouted Uncle Me
Elroy. "Matthew, her's your note to
mo for t?l,0')'J, I make you a present
He tore it in two ns he sp ike.
"Deliuda shall have her uew suit
ns quick ns she and tlu milli'i-ir cm
settle matters between them," he con
tinued. "Luey shall take singing
lessons' and l'il buy an organ for her.
And S irah sit ill have a hire I girl to
lighten up the farm work a little. Hush
don't say a word, ono of you. That
mo!i"y has cfnno back to nu as if
through a miracle, and I mean to en
The next ho went to tho city nn 1
took his money out of th hinds ot
Haven A- Co.
"Allow us to ndvisj y.ni not to dis
turb it," said tho senior partner. "We
are just nbiut to pu. it in some excel
lent mining stocks."
"Jiang your mining stocks," said
Mr. McKiroy, "tiovetninent securities
ure the articles for me. Ik' else good,
straight bonds and mortgages at six
Tor Mr. .McKiroy had learned tn ro
lesi "ustl.au one in the course of the
last 2i Lours. Saturday Ni;;ht.
Iivhlllil's (iiviltcst (!U'f.
From tho beginning Iceland's great
est glory has been the unieersal edu
cation of her po ip!e. (.' tlu entire
population of "H,0 there is not nn
individual among them (ex -opt idiots,
of whom there are less than l')Ll in th i
country) over H! years of uge, but can
ad and write an I h is so.no knowl
edge of arithmetic, history, and ge i
graphy, nn I, in nldtioii, generally
knows some English and I misii. Tlu
education is carried on in tlu liumo'.
There are but few elementary schools,
as nine-tenths of th.; piop'o uro to
widely scatters I to admit of eolloetiu ;
tho children into regular schools.
In some districts there is tin itiner
ant teacher in each parish who
"hoards around," remaining with one
fimily for a fortnight or a mouth,
and then moving on to th.' next. Fre
quently several f unities arrange to
have their children move with tlu
teiic'.ier, mil take turns in housing
the little (lock. The work of the
teacher, however, liei principally in
outliiig and defining u course of
study. The real work of ins' ruction
is performed by tho parents diirin j;
ilu long winter evenings. Then the
family surrounds the centre table, a
large keroseu lamp su-pended from
tho ceiling and great chunks of burn
ing peat ablaze upon t!u hearth ren
dering tlu room comfortable nu I at
tractive. Tiie bo ks are i;ot out and
several members of tho family assume
tho duty of teachers. Mo inwhile the
women knit an I spin, tho m n rea 1,
and tlu old folks ai they Bit with their
feet to the tire.hol I the little children
on their kuees an I weave yarns tint
greatly delight tho imagination of tho
woo folks. AU children are regularly
examined by the pastor of tho parish.
Every child must possvssan elemen
tary education before bom g eoulirnied,
at about the age of 1", and iir con Ur
ination carries with it certain import
ant civil rights, the observance of this
ceremony is rigidly practised.
There are a number of high schools
throughout the country, two ladies'
seminaries, and what is known ns the
Latin School nt It vkaviK, w here the
yoit ig men are giwn a live years'
course in philosophy and tlu lan
guages, preparatory to entering t!io
university at Copenhagen. Tiic-e
schools nil receive money appropri
ated I y the novel nuent. New Yolk
A li(r for Mrs. 'let el mil,
A black Japanese poodle, nine
mouths (ld, and weighing but otic mi 1
one-half pounds, bus been present d
to Mis'. Cleveland by Ail :Ust C. K avd,
nn t nthiisiustic deiiioeiati.' n l nirer re
siding lit Milwaukee. 1 1 is md to 1m
the saiali 'st pug do ; in the Unit", I
State", and is inten I'd a-i a playinate
for the children. Wiu-hiiiKtuu S n .
THE I AND OF BTOIlY HOOKS.
At evening whru tho lamp is lit,
Around tlm tiro my parents sit j
Tlmysit at homo anil talk niel sing,
Ami do id playiit iiDyt'iing.
Now with my little gun I rr iwl
All in the dark along tlm wu'1,
Ami follow around, tho forctt 'rn 'Ii
Away Ijeliliiil tho sofa Ine'.;.
'I'll "re, in tlm lilKht, whero le im en i spy,
All in iny liunti'r's camp I lie,
Ami play at bocks that I have rea I
Till It is time to go to bed
Tln'.-e are tlu hills, thos ar i tie1 w odi,
These an- tli" siarry solitude ;
And thereby the nvor I y whose la-ink
Tlm roaring lion eonies to drink.
I see the others fur nw.iv.
A if In lire lit e.i np tV-y lav,
An 1 I, like an In linn scout.
A rmi n I their putty prowled almut.
So, wln'ii my nurse cmnea in for nr,
llo'im I return from nero-is th ' i,
And go to In d with li.i 'kward In ki
At my dear Ian I of storyliooks.
- lloiii-.in J.oris Kn.vKVH'iN.
A It KM WIK MINT POO.
"I haven dog," said u minister, who
had just beard a precocious crow
i,tory, "wlio is very MigneioiH. One
Sunday he followed mo to church and
sat among the people mid watched my
movements in the , til ut. That after
noon I heard a terrible howling in my
back yard, and of cour-e I went to see
what it meant. I found my dog wus
in a woodshed, standing on his hind
legs in a dry goods box-. Ill held
down a torn almm-ic with one paw
and gesticulated with the other, while
he swayed his head and howled to an
audience of four oilier doj;s even
more sa lly than I had done in the
evening.'' New Y ok Mail and Express-.
sun sat now N ON A UK a it.
Hets-y Huisoni, whose homo was
a Hindi red farmhouse, built close up
against the almost perpendicular side
of IS ild Mountain in New Hampshire,
wnii otic of the in 'St indefatigable ;
berry pickers in New England, mi l
nowhere did she find such big, blue,
lusci nn lurries us on the southern
slopes at tho base of old ISald Monti"
Here tiro had laid waste acres of !
valuable laud, I avit'4 in its path j
many n blackened stump and tree
trunk, mementoes of the fiery visita
tion ; and here, too, the blueberry
bushes, li ist of nature's children to
respond to tiie soft influence of sun
and nir, grew luxuriantly.
It was in one of those lire swept
latches that Betsey Ransom found
herself one w uiu July morning,
heaping the last pint of berries upon
her second t'.ii-qiiart pail.
For h n s she had picked slea lily
iu the shade of tr. es aud bushes; but
now tho fiery rays of the sun shone
directly down upon her, and were re
tlected with power from the rocks mi l
ledges far above, oil the moiiutain-lde,
while, far below, tlu valley lay shim
mering in the hot July ntim sdiere.
Looking about her for a comfort
able plae; in which to rest and
cat her midday lunch, she espied,
at a little distunce, a blackened I g,
and thinking it a more desirabl seat
thin the ground, walked slowly to
wards it, fanning herself vigorously
nil the while with h t siinbonno', and
sat ilidiy dow n. To li.jr intense
horror and aniiiz -incut, there was n
sudden convulsion beneath her, and
with an angry snort, uii rose a big,
With a shriek of t rror, Mrs. Rm
som leaped to h :r feet an 1 tl id for
her life. She had not run far before
some obstruction throw her violently
to the ground, an I glancing over her
should 'l a-? sho regained her feet,
great was her relief nt seeing that she
wui not pursued, but that bruin re
indued where she had found him, nud
was devouring her lunch with evident
"Wh it's the matter, mother?" ex- j
c'aiuied her hiisb in 1, as bireheaded, I
breathless, she rush d p 1st liiai into J
the b:ck door of the little led house.
"A bear! ' she puilel, as du took i
the rill ! from its hooks; "he's cntin' j
nil my bin berries !"
"Siioo ! give hi the gun, then; you '
C Ul't shoot."
"Ciu't l.J"slu replied. "Cone
an I see ! " nu I she ki pt on with the j
1'ickiu ; up an axe he foiiow-.d as :
fa-t ns his rheii. ii itisiii would permit, !
nn i w.i -. i'i time to sec the bcai quietly j
lunching the lurries, aud his wife, j
part y shielded by a thicket, with the
iii!'. lit h' r shoii'd"!-. j
C.aek ! and the biuin rose to his I
I'- '. I.tld tile il l V be. I -I 1-olh.d '
i)V , do i I as a s'o:: .
"Vi it do i ', w .l- ; . .ci v . .i ,t v.nir
berries, but h .v-' i n lie i a splcioiid j
i ii. -skin. Kir pvietl of ,m. "
.;', nt'n's Com : n.o.i. 1
Disputes; Botwcon the United
States ami E'iglaii'1.
What They Wito and Huw They
Wi re Kid th 'd.
Tho New York Herald give a tine ly
nud interesting resume of the various
boundary disputes that havo arisen
between the United States ntld (ileal
loitiiiii, showing how tle-y originated
nod how they have bieli dealt with
in d settled.
Th"se dlspnles begun soon nib r lie
United States became nn mile pen lent
nation nud tiny have nriseii nt various
limes mice. They have nil been
niiiicablv settled, either by at bit rat ion
commissioners or by treaty, i xcept
tho pending ono touehiii,' the Alaskan
Tin; first oil .' to sprin;' M, iditted
to the St, tVoix li ver. In the treaty
of penc of 1 "si 1, which deliiied the
line of nepiratiuii between the Unite 1
States mid Uritish posses-iciis to tin
north, the .-oiirco of the Cimx
Iiiv-'i was specified us nn inipoi't.mt
point ( li tin1 boiiudeiy liii". A quo
llou was noon raised as to what liver
wis meant by the St. C.oix Itiver,
nnd niter a warm debute it was agr- d
to refer the niatli-rto the adjudiealii'ii
of three (Mn.iui.-.siMiiers-, one to be
liained by the United States, one by
(ileal liritain mi l a third to be seh et
ui by the two so named. These com
missioners gave their decision in IT:',
holding that the Seh'diae was tic
liver int. n ,-d by tin; ti-'iily. Tlit- de
cision was accepted as tin i! mil sitis
fitclory. Then eauie l!i I'a -nimoipi d-ly U ty
dispute, urising nn I, r the arlicu it
the treaty of peace w hich coneed-'d to
the United States tho islands within
twenty leagues of the coa-i. Tie
United Stit.selaiineil (Irand Menan.
in the I Say of I'lllidv, aud the i.-laiid-in
l'assani'iqilo I Iv IS iy, a p u t of the
Uny ( f Fundy. These islands were
claii I by (ireat Itrii iiu mi the
grouii I thi.t when the treaty was
signed they were within the limits of
Jlova Scotia, and heiicj Were exempt
from cession. A prolonged ami heated
diplomatic controversy ensued, and
lina'ily, by the treaty of lihei.t in
lSIt, it was stipulated to submit the
dispute to two commissioners, and it
they failed to agree the final arbitra
ment was to bo made by some friendly
sovereign. The commissioners nereed
to award three islands in the May of
I'lissiimiiquoddy to the United Slates
nnd all tho otlars to England. Tnis
compromise was accepted by both
In 1S1I, when the Treaty of (ihetit
was signed, the northeastern boundary
was still in dispute. Two commis
sioners were chosen to settle it. but
alter several years' consideration they
tailed to agree. It wus ti., n sub
mitted to the King of the Neiie'.lauds
as a sole arbiter, who made mi aw aid,
which the two governments ubsi.
qui ntiy :ievol t i waive. After years
of contention nud dtploni iti.' 0"!i'.rn
vorsy the whde northeastern boiiu iai v
whs finally si (tie I by the coiiclu -ion
of the Webstt)--Ashbiirtou treaty m
Meanwhile a dispute had aris. u u--to
tho northwestern boundary. As
early as 1M1S a temporary m reenielit
had been l ittered into by e mveiitiolt,
but the opt liiiig up of tiie country
soon ca'l ed for a deliuite and perm i
lielit itiiderstaudiug. The c mtroversy
waxed so win in thul in 1st I it was
wade a part issue in this country. The
parallel of .11 degree-, H miuut, was
claimed as tho northern boitndary
of the United States, nnd
"lifty-four-forty or light" became the
di liiocrutic cainpaieu cry. K iglainl
ceiitelided lor the I.Mh pi.fallcl. In
ISIti the Muehanaii-t'ukeiihani treaty
wus concluded mi l rut i lit-i I by the
Semite, recognizing the boundary. 1m,.
as running ns running along t he :i.h
parallel westward to the mid lie f the
channel which separates the luainlan I
from Yiiiieoiiver's Is, and and tln uc
southeas. to the I'ucilie. 'J'lic e on
Htissioiier.s nt'poiut. 1 under lid trcatv
to locate tin; boiiutlaiy iinc d str c i
us to the iut 'i prrtatiou of the t' i aly.
nnd a ti- re and protracted cout,. nt i.m
arose w lueii came ineir n i-c i ,i t u : :i
hostiiiitc-, lei! in ly.l a joint mili
tary oeeup iti'ti of the dis,;;te i ter
ritory was agreed to, all 1 finally til"
whole mutter was settled by nrbtlra
tion, pursuant to the Treaty ! 1 S'ns!i
nigtoii, concluded in ls7 .
It will thus bo Set u tout ail these
b i iu biry disputes between (iivat
H.'itaiu aud the United States, how
iv r I- in-; k- pf up er ti-redv wagtd,
were tilt ally settled . iley aid t,
the ere lit of b .th i,v ,.,,.
tratioii e in 1 1 i d a i ,i- ti. The
Alii -kiiii bound irv i emuius to be deter-
j miner!. Ac invention providing for
a survey of a p u t of the lin bau ul-
read v been entered into be Kughmd,
! I'.ud the United States nil I a similar
! in ruiig.'lui lit has been li e oininclided
I I'm- the ileteimiimttion o! uiiothel'
Mi migei 1 ' in the Hanks,
"There were some amusing sights
nt Vera Cruz wli- u the Fr -neh nnd
j IS dgiiiu troops were i v; euatiiig Ui
i ci'y and le.ivin;; Mexico for their for-
eign home alter tin; eoliap-e ol the at-
temp! to jil.ii"! Maxiiiiiliaii on the
! throne," nud (i n. i'.il J .1- Sh.-ibv tho
! ,x-c,,,f, derate. "1.1,1 in;; their. I
jpaigusiu M xieo these troop, hid
I b-.'eli pl'.'liy lie ti y all over the llitil'
I i -ting portion, of that wonderful
I , .,
enlliiliv. no I us I hev ' 1 1 II 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 V SIlW
new wonders tlie.v Mere com iuually
s'leeliii.o' novelties to carry back home
with th' in. They hud colli, otcd speci
mens of tr-tty neatly everything
animate mi 1 iirmiin ate that was in tho
Co 1 1 a try H ud i vo ry com puny wa lo id ml
with them. 1 ley h id young moun
tain lioii', ant eater i, iirui'i lilloes,
bud-of rare j'iiiin igc, little ii ti; in 'tis,
and hi;? on-s and curios eu'ore.
I quit" enough t i 1 oa I many wagon:.
J'lieidVte. ls li-ver iliteleb d that the
sjeci lis saotild b ' curried away by jl'ast."
the i, but they bud hesitated to j Jlyotl pay a M-hool-1, ael.i I' :l colil-
..r.'cf th. e) to dis,io-c of tii'-ir coll 'c- : .,lim. nt .-h- wi I not ob ervi. the gram
i i 1 1 - iluVin ; Ih.-ir marching for fear i mniiciil err -r.-.
I tin-re would be trouble.
"lint when lley were ir-a ly to eiu
I bariv a..d ieav.; Mexican sbo'es the
1 I loud' .- Wei'.- Hi:. tele d d '.'11 to th"
1 w im! !'. Th- y w, re lined up nn i
! ordi-ri d to crouvl iu iih. Then eiune
: tie s. i nnd lo -ier in !. a-e a.! animals
in-1 i captive by the men. Tie v w-. te
I'lied up lie 1' r the muzzles ol' the
flow niie- e nnoii from the I o t, and
w ! :i : in iiu ' d, an 1 there was m. thing
to be don,- but to ob. y the oi l r. all-1
the Miiim.iis were release d, mid s:i''!i a
collection as wen . i.U'r'.iu "IV was a
' surprise to tl .- i-lli.'-rs who were in
''The men had tiie smaller ntiimals
, , , , . . ,
Concealed bell- nln tlie.r e.l'ies atid
; coats, pereiteil i,u their shoulders and
1 .... .
ii ii'.i ii- "
nl'le, iitol the whole c iliectin'i re.-i in-
bled tiie march of N .ah'si". lb ciioii in
thonrk. Tiie men gniubbd at the
order, which tlu-y declared win use-
less mi I iini-easoiiiib!.', but they obeyed
aud went uw.iy without their pets.
There were loads of curiosities left ly-
ing in a pt'oiui.-cuous heap on the wharf
at'ier ti.e i-ii left it. It was one of the
most novd sg-hts 1 ever saw. Kati- as
City ' vii i no '.
lii eping an Ol I ( uiltl .id.
Many people wou b-r why tho mail
istul'.ni li ui the .general 'o.-t"tVice
in t.i euelal to tho various rail-
road -luiiou in nu ancient dilijn nci.
The h;i!ol i Tun in a recent i'siic.
giv.s the toll., wing reason: 1
"M.'Iote raiirouds w. re thought of '
uc.rtaium- til- a perpetual con- (
true: with the goveriiiiieiit to cany the '
mails b.tweeii Mi xico City and Ki .
I '.is,.. l'.r in my vents his st.i.e
fiilth''iiiiy lu.i K: lite long j .liruiy u-itil
one d iv th ' ' lit : ul fill v. iy b-tieeii
thes t,o j.oiuts was finished nu I tin-
mails oi dered gt by train. li lt the ;
old lonti.iei wu-still in t ue . and tiie ;
owner ot tie- bgsin. a s.ig or grand-
sou of tii oiigiiiil coiit motor, firmly
refuse 1 to r-li iij i'i -li his rights, nnd
stati d that he weii 1 e.rry the minis
by st -go, as ti-na . II In Id out until
i! was finally agreed tint lie should
lde,.d lake the mails ll' o Ul t ll o g e m r a 1
pest I..U d-'.tv. i th in at Hi-railway sta-
1 1 oil a ii 1 1 1.' or s i distant, fur which ho'
was to receive the same compensation
c ilii ii for in his contract bo- mukiiig
the tnoiisiui I iu;ii- trip to El I'.iso. 1
An 1 tins is why th. ,,:,' stec coiicii
Clll'ies ti.e loll.:,);, ni ;lls t'.loiull '
the city f r i.ui the p..-t ..lli -e t, t. -
railway si it i.,ii and back again. It
noiv 1 1 laid out ol d.te, but that
!. i : f,...vl. .,-,1 ... ...
v, r aid euuiio' b . .-..t as !,.. ' M m-
can llei.ii l.
file Age nT Peer.
It i 'illiie .ll (writes .j- sup) os.,,
1 1 .g iiia ud to:"--!. . I to so ak with cer
tainty ns to tiieiige o! 'dei r ; but wc
hue niideniable list in my that there
I were 'It tiie .'Ol Uieligurry luiest slagf
j ii; w ui d "i i i . l.'y y. ui's uf age. Sonie
' in i . ti t a u 'it it ib-cr ul tni u ', he ngc i I
j six nud seven score years. In lso(l
' wiu'e Mu.do'iiic I of ( ileiig.i! tv nnd
l.oi ! P inuioie wire hiiuting at Terr
irieoira. a huge stage with gigantic
antlers darted out i f the wood, (ileu
carry kind I. on. Kudu:" that it iind
a ci tain ear mark, be nsknl hi
' I n - -ter I . i xpluiu iiiiu-u it was.
i " l'n it," n ).ii. d the forester, "is the
j ear mark of E .giiuiu MueIiiiii-( bg."
j (Eweu-non-of-.f diu-tiie-y dung. ) Ewcn
j whs a ll .te.it'.iester. who huddled LoO
; 'iv! 1 "-tiers of the
j "' " ' ei i- pi I'-ta veo in me
I ill ( i ii ll ..u ry fiiiuly ever sftel win do.
tt ' h Amerieau.
The Ties! Snw.
N'"w "tbilly the .now is faninu- fa t.
. '. . .,,., f.,ii4
I Or wails the wind, iiwhil" the ll,i-o -Mils
j ;,rg sh.id la l,
j Which whiten hill mi l daie, t ie mountain
nnd the ire".
l.ight slop- ,r, her e .M-rh't of while.
'J in- ti phyr ,-purts liims' lf m plci-in,'
l-'ro.t fr"";'. s vietiins c ao'.arcd Lv I' eiei'inaa
si'ais p.-i-t tlm pallid e'.oi l- mi l nightly
rl0 ,.,. pi,,.. mru .,w mrm Imr ' r if
j IVre.-iv - the hiding darkle- ' disappear.
'""'"; .71Ji;lrn,.:-,Vl,, ,,"r W,,il" w,-:,ri"-f
j,,.,'".' ,',, u,,Mt ,,,,,,,, :m.,.v
I And en- hig'a noon s,a! ,ni, h the sviiHh
; vi,er,. wv.- In-r llowin.; mhes in i titer
I'lm pure whit" snow ha w-pt. until is. lilt
no t r.u" ,
llv'lt in t"-irs whi"h rta in rills nnd
le ks aieov.
-I'.-r. Marshall in Spin. ,-tl -d I, iMa-.1
"No w under these eg ; are too soft. "
'WliV?" I'll" clock Is lil'tel II Ulllill.t i
li: Ig-is- -Yell know (bibiit-, don't
veil? lbl..':'S-- (Hi. I have 11 1 1 - ! e Ii 1 it g
'U'lpi-iliit i:.!-.- w itii ii,i:i.
A lecii' ii.-irri.ige i.-oiei' i".:ds with
tiie i -xpt'i - ion : "M iv tiseir fafii"
tloli'hlcs be il'.tie ,.',,-s "
If tee conceit wa- I i K t-ii otit of some
p od" th -iv woiidn't be en iii'gli of
'em ! ft to hm.g elotii- s on.
Is ., I- .-l l-dioggan slid-':
I:'- irijlity rlippi-ty, hi-ntlier.
1- i: -"iiivciy leaeh one cud hef.-ro
1 1 ' j li u t itiir tor tie- otln r.
lie That's a verv i xi i !iv.tL.':int cook
: ,. ,, 1 u; v
, Votl have ;.'. Sii" l, , s:n- .--; :i H
to think we have viet'iais to leirn.
: r lest Ii. llig Hie soine canvas bee i
, ,,. .
due.i-. W iiit,-! ,. ;i i-o i.t-t oil.
I ttuest --W eil, link.- it canvas luck
i limit, t in. n.
! "--I'-'h'il do anyliiiug fur money,"
; i,:-l' ''''u' ''Ve," replied
'. Meaii.l-'riii"; M.i--. "Sen-, f 'iiers'il
; ' " ' 1 ll' '''
: Couiiois-ctr You have painted that
! picture in the iuip.-cssioni-t stvle, I
see. Ani-t No. Yo:i hive bjea
leaning against p..
i J i-idley What :ir. y,-u going to be
'when yoi ure .:;wu up, I'.obby 1
, Robhy i'm "on.ig to be a man. Yii it
' 'uv .v"" l'"1.--' to be,'
w" ,lr" tauglit l-y x;"".i"ii.'Css:i'rn
i su..,., . , m ... t , t..
A lei-'iaii-l wd'i tii'Mn-y t-i burn
- 1,1,- l I . leak" a go-. 1 m i
h S""'"''i bi'st md I hat
I''"'1'1' """l' '' -"'"" Ml'-
Sn-u'-s - "Y, s s.. is Mrin-c." "Sirn.gV"
""" ; tt,"lt ' !"" ' -v":i ''"T"---' l-'"1'd-
iS ""' ' ! '"' ' "
M 1 Mr-, ti.cet'. I want d to tell
y.nt.at the bii.y in- cut a tooth,
Yoiin; M d liel M TO on lne 1 how
c .id 1 yi u be s, . c it ele-- as to let the
child p ny w:th a l.ni.'e.
Mis. S.iag g-s I was out u'tir t;ps
tills aiti igcog. 'Mr. Soags I w ho has
h id xpeti -ive i xpei lene s ith ti; -
Not ti; s on stocks, surdy? Mrs,
Smigg- - N,., o -ti icii 1 1 s,
,;,.. p, ,:., .,,,1 ,.,lmil mtUtlv
lt.n,, , ,.,., ;li the L -i dV p;g,vei
,vu. .,.,, ,,.,,.,. ,.,,;,,., lu, K
,,.;..,;-. , ")',:; ,.r ,,.,.s.
puss, ," "Wiiv, ," si,,, replied;
, , Nt..,l,. Ils ,..., ,, the
Tdi -Line I-'"! Rb j .-lists.
thing for b cyei-sts w u t..-ii. -. So
I'm es k n..w n, t her.- is oi.'y ne l:t
piact'cil ii.--, ait-l that is by tiie in-
Veil t of. u w ol. s i ! , i o ist l :i ! ul.ieli
l-alie. 'I he id. -a I - I hat w li n . lit ,.,n
long l'.uis a m tn s companion, en. c
laily it s', - . ., w oi.iu.,, js pretty e r
to -11 t. til'. ;,t so ii -1 I ;c of fie fid-'.
I 'r liiiariiy '! is iiee-ssuiy to stop md
1'. t. 'I'ii ; tow-line docs uw.iy with a
ii ,,l aid a lo-s . I' tunc. h,-n the
Ma li.-n 1, n. to-iii' coiiip it, ion ,
le .1 f : it g. out conies t le to- .
iiif. Tl. ' worn ill's bteve e is hitch. oi
to t init . ! 1 in- loan, mid a w n the
cell pie go, i h . j,. - j , s, i .,ii I
kl.iel.i I b-.ek. i's it.el-eiv i.n ping her
fei '. on tie- pedals. Tho itn.-iition
consists of a r ibb. r eotd. nboiii. lour
be: long. Wh- li in Us.- t.he ruble:!'
gi es s,, ;,.,t t Ic re is no j -1 king, As
to t he i d I" joiini lul of thrown nr. on
1 he ma-e l' i-ie legs th ; inventor says
it ItlloiO'lts to Hot ill lie. - N ;-.v Y'.lk
Advi l lis. i.
j p, ,.,-. is . KUg-jesUve, npp,-.
j ,., Moii-eiuuniitlid name i
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