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BEAR AND CAT BATTLE I
FN'CUUNTEFI IN THE JUNGLES
I-'HierietiCo rf a Young Lieutenant
While- Urobilin;; f ir (Iiib'h- Hin
Mii.in;;s Arc iiililenly lln led by au I
Inilinn in llix VVlir bonnet.
1 Cop'-'Ht of tlti! Ib-asts,
Whi-rcvi r iho sun cmml fojvo his rays
1 o' II the l.'l'ls of 111!' HHll!lll;liU i f
1 li - . the In ,-i y ffti:itri or Hi" forest
Mhli'ii skirted tin- 1.;; so of t In bills In1
carried n.i- tinii in t in mind of till
who snlYoie.l t':-tnt ho Ip'.'ii that tin;
dog days were- at hand. Alternately
-i ! In tie- ilollitl.tful sli:iili' uf tilt- trees,
with tin- 1 1 : t : 1-1:1 1 1 1- of tin- rushing inoiiii
lllill brook In I'oil in- tu ii row slurs ,
and lioi ! !.i- !"' heat us ti-- sn:i
out his tl;:. ;.:!i. t hi- day un.-. m,i-
f oppression i:iii I with. Iiim -p. Hit; !i
oilnlitloalioii .i iictk" III.' -r.n ii. r!i
llvlld of ';i I . . .'illijli-- of i.'ilInM.i i Mil
ill" 'II I .OlHill.V Spol !' Iho At. loiii.au .mi',
tlno'it. Il m.i;i', I-,. ; .1 :i - it n; ui.-l--i'
iilinost ;ni,v . oiii!!t.-n, 'mi ,',,; Mn- little
inirly -in :ii: I-. ::i il.i- lower regions of
llu- San .Ic-ii ( i-.!.ii,y ilii-n- whs bub1
of plensui... Tie iv vi s "no aiili li of
liny an. I ! ! tug, r lo n-inb-r any-
' In' eblii i-H ' 1. 1 1.;.. I.r-.li'css ill ll:e
Will II mi.; I , : 1 1 . 1 Km lii ;,. fiill enjoy
llll'lll of lie: ool.o.
Away I . , in tin- yea is when iln- lie
was n tr...il! son;,. 1 1 1 1 1 1 - ami ol-l
1'oluriiw wis -l i---.:i-irii;.' to i-xi-i-ml-nnlo
every while iiuiii v.lm fiiii-i-i-it the
snored ii.riiirs of t 1 1 . reservation u
r.in.-ill !..'U.y .1' lavalry weiring iho
uniform n. 1 -.-.-iim ''tins of tin- regular
army w.-lil ;;-io --t ti! at I u; font of lln
mount.-. iio. iii:i pr. .an-il in h-ad oil' any
tiLtbri-U1: fn..; il,,u ilii !',,,;;, Tin-
s.i'ia.J I'm- is.. was '.ilil:- more was the
a.lvai.i-i geard of a fori,, sen; nut i.
-!.ri-k mi Incipient rati. It consisted
i 'If '
IN.I1N K 1 1.1,,"
of pan.-- of l wo tn.ops of bronzed w.ir
r.ors who lia.l seen considerable service
In the Ap.-iih.- couiury south of the
i:r,-uei canyon. Tin- captain of one
t roup was In coniaiainl an. I he had wlih
i.im several ollieer-; of his own and thi
ol her troop. Horses an 1 men were
v.ei.ry v, itii a loiiw ride dtiriliL; ihe heat
of the day over the it 1 1 los t Insiirinoun
t.'lble I'iisscs of Ihe Inoulltll ills.
As Ihe party approached the spot
where the tiall crossed the brook a
."o'.injj mil. -e,- wi n had been sent for
ward to select a piod place for ihe
camp reported: "(Ion. I place here, sir.
l'leiily of forage and water for I he cat
tie and shade for the men."
"All rl.ulit. Hunter," was the reply, as
Captain Morris swtilij; his horse to Ihe
lcnr. "Halt! 1 Msnimm!. Gentlemen,
wo will (to ii.lo camp here. Hunter,
establish Ihe (tuard lines and see that
uo man loaves the camp. We arc near
the reservation and the fellow who
fir.iys Is liable to (tet hurt. 1'ass the
Cnmp Quickly Pitched.
So saying, the captain dismounted,
tossed his bridle rein to his orderly and,
placing his back njtainst a tree, lazily
supcrliiieiiiled the job of pitching camp
from this coi(tii of viintaite. With the
ceh-rlly of loii years of discipline and
service, the wilderness became a habi
table abode lor the detachment In aii
Ineligible short lime. The corrals were
$opVd off, the horses watered and plac
ed under the chantc of a couple of inch
to pi'iiy.e ami the w Idle wall tents of the
otlh-ers and the walled Kibleys of the
r'en placed in regular form. As is cus
tomary In that beiiiitlueil region o,
licrce heat and sudden cold, the march
came to an end in the early afternoon,
while the sun even In the mountains
was several hours hinh. Scouts were
sent forward and everything done to
prevent the unnoticed iipproach of
white or red man. Supper was cooked
nnd dispatched w ith the speed and ap
petite which Is eliitendeied in the Alps
of America and the camp settled down
to the routine of canip duty.
Anion? tin- olliceis was a yotmt man
recently Joined, who had u taste for
mlneraloity and uictalluriiy. He smok
ed his pipe In quiet for a lime and then,
hav'uiK no duly to lint her him. strolled
toward the ituard qua Hers to chat with
Huuter. He cast more than one approv
ing glance at a huge precipice which
oerhuus the (toote where the camp
was pitched. I. ike a mlitlity cathedral
those rocks lose from the (treen hushes
which studded Ihe landscape nl their
hpse. riled up In ihe confusion of na
ture they broke into terraces, with
here and there a break w hieh let In the
llht f-f the setting sun as if some In
:.'iite architect had carvel windows.
Away near the summit ihe n'l broke
a.-ld hi'iar.'iieil into a number of peaks,
. Llcli .coined like innumerable spil e,
wbllc nt ihe very apex was a white,
iiroolh nenk, ou tho mirfnce of which
- fir) lwW w; ;r M Wsm ;
seemingly was placoil a dark cross,
SuiTouiuli-d lis it wan with the other
iii.-i'.-iiinVi-nt nuiuiliiiiis, with t he n 'ijtry
lii-ook riishins: brtwi-i'h anil over tho
trail. Hit' iilitmo was oiu of (;i-amh-iiv
mill liiniity not id In- fnmnl stirpassi'tl
by any land uinli-r tin" liciivcu's i-uuoiiy.
Iip-covrrs iih pa1.
Yimiii' liov.aid walks slowly ami
niii-iin;,'ly toward wln-tv 1 1 iuit-r whs
busily i-omletiiiK his di-tails for the
i.i.-hr. Hi- uoildi-il nt linn's and iho
iiicii n-sKi i fully wati hcd the "divain-i-r."
as In- was i-alli-d wIh-ii In- was not
In ln-nriiuf lit :i t !. Hinldonly In
noiii-d jt nil ki.-ki-d at n look at his
fi-'i. Hi- liii'ii".l il nvi'r with hU hoot
a i-oi'.!i- of l-i.ii-M and tln-n stoniicd to
i-xainiiio II luo;v clixoly. 'J'ln'n In;
j.i'-k.'i! it up and flnishi'il his walk
v.ithoiu hasu- or apparent oiiioiioii.
"Will, llnwiud, what .lid you find?
a liiooiistoiio':" i-alli-d lluiitcr, fhul'-lim?h-.
"Not i-.aV(1.v tirawloil Howard.
'It's bi-iti-r Hi, in thai, iinli-ss you havo
i Ii.- supoisiitio,i of your Ii lsli ancestry.
It's a line opal. 1 iniairine ;i man could
.i- k up soiiii- t'ii. n sieiiin ns of tur-
I i aior.inl h.-re If lie pave his mind
lo II, I illli half ill. -Ullrd to p nut to
i ha! i-liff and see what I can dii out
of ii." I he !t:ized thoughtfully In the
ilirei iion iiidiiaii-d.
St.: in fast, in.v boy. Vou heard the
old man ;..--y (hat llu one was to pass
ilie llue. it's ilaiiireioiis. and you take
my alviee and siay inside."
'This is before the hours of chal-l-ii;e.
Isn't it y said Howard.
"We have no such think la the ene
mies' loiiiiiry." was the blunt reply.
"I think It would be well not to f;i. I
don'i lay any orders on yon, but If you
f.'o I would let the old man know whith
er and would take a rille."
"Of eourse. .loin me? Hut then you
have thai bea-tly pianl duty. Well,
ho loiiy;." So sa.vin.'. Mr. Howard turn
ed bai k and sought die eomnianiler's
lent ami invft rred his reiiiest to po
in Ihe i-l iff to i-vplon- for iic-s. While
SAID TUB MKAVi:.
lh" two olllcers were talking of the
mailer they were joined by Hunter,
I who iio'ide Ids report and was about to
return to nuartcrs, when the cnpinin
I called after him.
j "See any sins of Indians';"
j ' ii. sir, I fancy Ihey are not in our
i Immediate vicinity, but the scouts are
! well in ihe front, and If they see any-
thimt Ihey are ordered to report at
j "Uijtht. Well, Mr. Howard. 1 will
I not object, bin keep tills side of the
sent lines and don't pet out of sljtht of
i the camp. If you need anythinjt lire
your rllle and we will come to you."
I The youn.Lt man turned and rapidly
strode to his tent near by, took down
j his rille and swuiik it over his back,
ami, then, so!:'.in a small iteolojtist's
kit, started out to see what he could
I tiiid. He was soon deep in the under
brush, which lined the trail and extend
ed somo distance on the face of the
cliff. He pluiip'd into it nnd made di
rectly for the cliff, intendl-ns lo as
cend it If possible and take In some of
UK ltOfl'lIKt) I.OSK TO TIIK ( LlfF.
the views from higher altitude!). He
had to KtriiKitle to p-t lliroiii;h and
changed his course more ilian once be
fore he struck a spot which promised
well for the ascent. He stopped for a
moment and. wiped the sweat from
his forehead before commencing what
promised to be a hard climb.
lie scanned the Hat surface of that
cliff for some time before he discovered
any foothold. Hut dually he saw what
seemed to be a wiiidluz stair cut in the
rocks nnd crossing the cliff from east to
west. He commenced the ascent nnd
made very satisfactory progress until
he reached tt shelf on the rocks nearly
tifty feet from the base of the cliff. Ho
rested a moment and looked about for
some means of continuing the ascent,
but without avail. He sat down ou t bo
shelf uud lumluated for a time. Just
fti h vii about to descend he observed
n fine stone pcpplnu out of Its bed la
the rock. He instantly got out ham
mer and chisel and began to dig that
some oni. He worked hard and lmd
ihe jewel loose wheu he noticed small
pieces of slone and quantities of dust
were descending on ills head.
He was not much of a woodman, but
he know that some cause must havo
produced that dusty rain. lie paused
tu his work and cast an upward glance
of mingled apprehension, and reproach
and was iistonlslu-d to see the tawny
hide and glittering eyes of a huge cata
mount crouched above hltn on another
shelf not more than tweuty-Uve feet
from where he sal. 1 fo was im coward,
ye: he had never held a private lnter
ricw with a catamount and expoii
eiic d no desire to come to close quar
ters. It was evident the cat was pre
paring to leap and Howard did some
hard thinking, finally he crouched'
close to the cliff and signaled the cat
lo conic. The cat did so.
With it snarl ami showing of its fear
ful teeth that cat lanm-hcd itself down
ward like a yellow cloud. It missed tho
shelf because li was too narrow to af
ford much of a chance in Bitch a leap,
but iis cHws clutched the edge and the
nnlinal was In ihe act of making n
desperate and probably successful ef
fort to scramble up to where the young
lieutenant was flattened against the
cliff. Howard redeemed himself In this
Juliet tire by giving ihe cat a swift kick
lu ihe whiskers. This dislodged the
angry beast, and. wi'h a howl of rage,
It partly twisted itself about nnl
sprang wildly out Into space. It clear
ed the intervening rocks and fell like
a wet blanket ou the roof of a huge
cinnamon hear, which had been sleep
ing Ihe hot hours away In a clump of
bushes at the base of the cliff.
Then the fun commenced. That cin
namon let go his right and that cat
was sent sprawling twenty feet. Tho
cat was a lighter and resented the In
sult by declaring war ou the spot. He
lot only declared, but he prepared to
mix with the bear. He sprang at
bruin's throat, but the bear ducked
skillfully and clawed a handful of wool
fami the cat's back. The cat made an
other rush ami succeeded tills time In
fastening his fangs in the bear's shoul
ders. The lear immediately took a
chancery hold and begaa his famous
representation of now to squeeze a fel
low to death.
The cat was game, nearly ns large
as the bear and full of fight, and with
a desperate effort he tore himself loose
and also made several ragged holes lu
the bear's fur and hide with the claws
with which his hind feet were en
dowed. Again ihey came togelher and
Ilowifrd, who had been standing in a
trance watching the tierce combat, re
gained his senses long enough to take
aim at the battling brutes with his good
rifle, lie stepped near :ho edge of the
cliff and was about to turn loose with
his gun when the sharp report of a
ritle above him caused hlui to lose
his balance and he tumbled hendlong
to join bear and cat.
"Injun" on the Pcene.
l'or a time ho thought he hud been
shot, but as he felt none flu; worse
after the tumble. Inning dropped Into
some heavily follaged bushes, he jump
ed to Ids feet and opened tire on the
lighters. As he did so ihe cat sprang
into tl.e airand fell with widely sprawl
ing legs at quiie a distance, and then
lay still after clawing up all tho lnisliea
near it. while the bear spun arou.ld and
around as If chasing lis own tall, ilow-!
ard knelt and sent In another shot, as
there was an echo from up tho cliff.'
This time the bear slowly straightened
and with several bullets in his body'
yielded up the ghost. Howard started
to examine the quarries when he was'
astounded to see an Indian in a mon
grel costume of cavalry trousers, leaih-
or hhlrt and war bonnet of eagle fc.ith-:
ers rapidly rush down the cliff and
claim everything in fdght.
"Injun kill," said the brave, with a
sweep of his arm.
"Injun did nothing of the sort," was
the retort as Howard pushed a lot of
cartridges Into the magazine of his
litle. "Soldier kill and soldier will Just
boss the Job, If It's all the same to you,
The "injun" showed a desire to mis
war medicine, and It is doubtful what
tho result would have been but for the"
timely arrival of Captain Morris and il
squad of troopers on the run. The cap
tain took in the situation at a glanco
and ordered the Indian arrested for
shooting off of Ihe reservation, loaded
the bear and cat on the men and lead
the way back to camp, lie also called
in the scouts and gave them a, good
in whaling. As a conclusion to his
monologue he remarked: "If It had
not been for the recklessness of this
young fellow I would not have known
that there was a 1'te In Colorado, ex
cepting by consulting the war maps
and geography. Oct away with you
and see if you can redeem yourselves,
(iciillenieii, hereafter orders not to
leave camp apply to olllcers as well ns
Good Advice, Though.
At n certain high school It Is the ons
loni (says the Chicago Tribune) to dis
cuss biiclly the morning's news ls-foro
taking iqi the regular work of the day.
One morning, not long ago, paper In
hand, the teacher ascended to her desk.
Before her were the bright young faces
of those Intrusted to her care. She
spread tho paper upon the desk, and
glanced over the til's t page. "Firet of
all," she Raid, "I see this heading: Tool
Room Raided.' " She raised her head,
nnd n note of deep feeling came into
hrr voice. "Hoys." she continued, "nev
er touch a cue." There was not a dry
eye lu the house.
It posts more to keep n bicycle In re
pnlr than it does to keep nn old girl
Mnuy men make money In t lie good J
old-fashjoucd way, ami then loco It in j
The composition of nmttou i' the
nvao os that of beef ami it i'. uin.iit
qunl in nutritive valu-j t h;c.c.
Lamb is about tho same.
A telescopo wbich its i.i:i!.cr ex
pects trill bring the moon vrit'on th'r-ty-nine
miles of tho earth, is h- iin
built for tho Paris expositio-i of 1'i J ).
It is said that tlow will cot fall on
lomo colors. While a yellow board
will bo covered -with ilew a rod or
blnok ono bosiilo it will be i uriVcily
Tha banana is said to bo the inoht
prolifio of all food pro l..ct?. b; iu
rorty-fonr times more productive than
potatoes, and I'M times More than
Tho intornntional con;,'iv ;s for t.ift
nrcvcntiou of cruelty to animals, luld
sA Pesth, unanimously resolved tt
t-iko steps t bring about a gcucral
prohibition of vivifnoa by law.
There was n rainfall ffi 7, inches in
t"le north of Irqlnud iu 'duly, which
beats all preMius records. Them
Hvre been 23jf inches of raia bj far
t-his year, 'H ineho above tho
Library Etiidei'.t3 in Paris wear
"hmzzlos" when pcrnsin.: old book
In the National libriry, "not becaino
thero is fear that they will Into tLs
aid volumes, but to prevent the ina i
lation of tho book microbes into tho. if
Ia Franco thero are thirty-two tiu
liinicnl gardens ; in Germany thirty
Svo; iu Great Britain mil Ireland,
eleven; in tho Iuliau Empire, nines
In Italy, 221; in llussia, iourteer;
while in tho big United Ktutes t'u-.'.'o
ire but five.
The avcrngo depth of tho sea, ia
yards, is as follows: Vaeilie, i'J C
Atlantic, 4020; Indian, :I0j8 ; An
tarctic, 3100; Arcti;-, If,!);); Meu
crrauean, 1,170; Tri-li, li tO ; En-iU;i
Ohauuel, 110; Adriatic, foity-liv-J
Laltic, forty -throe.
A Kchemo has beott quietly matured
by capitalists to coauect the Furlnca
railway systems oi Now York nnd
Brooklyn by means of u tunnel. Thu
tiiiuel" will 1 ubout Su'lO feet i:i
length, and in its great .-tt depression
It will bult'i feet beloivtho surface of
the East River.
Simple llonu! Kemeilie.-.
Tho hints ni.d suggestions given
herewith are expressed with rather
more coutideiiao thuu we should gu
vraliy nso in regard to the clh'.'acy of
inch roiucJies. They are, h.jvevvi:r,
very simple, aud for ewer jncies ecu
do no harm. - '
Salt aud water led ni a garplo or
soro throat,' 'ijiial to chlor ite of
potash, nnd is entirely mfe. Jt may
be used as olteu ns ilesire.1, nnd if a
little is swnllo'.ved eac'.i time it will
have a beneficial effect on t!u throat
by elcansiiig it and aiinyiug tho irrita
tion. In doses of ono to lour tea
spooufuhi in half a pint to a pint of
tepid waier it aeti promptly as nn
emetic, nud iu ca cs of poi-oning is
always ou baud. It is n'l ewileat
remedy for biles and stints of ins eels.
It is a g.;ol astringent iu hemor
rhage, p.irlKMirlariy for bleeding if
ter the cstra?tiug oi teeth.
Miutai-.i i i another vihinblo remedy,
No family shouid be with:v.i it. LVo
or three t.'iispooiifuls of gi.mud mus
tard stirred into half n pint of water
acts very proaiptiy as mi eui -li.-, nud
is milder and easier ta tal:.1 t'l-m etilt
aud .vuter. Eqml puis of ground
mustard nnl ('our or meal ;ia !e i i .in
a paste with warm water nud spru.vJ
on a thin piece of muslin, with auctli
or piece of nut-din laid i.vi r ir, fo; i:,.s
nn indispensable "mu-i-ird plaster.''
It is alia.jst a speeii'iJ for c-lie when
applied for a few mi'iiit;-; uv."..- the
"pit of the stomach." l'or nl! inter
nal pains nud congestions t!i.-ro h no
remedy of such gen rai u;:ii!y. It
nets as n counter-irritant by drawiug
tho blood to tho isuriaeo ; here, ii.
severe eases of croup a small m-istird
plaster should be upp'.ied t,j ih- Iv.ak
of the child's ncc's. The saeie t .'cat
meut will relieve a!:oc:t in.y ca'.i oi
headache. A mustard phc-t.-r sl -nild
bo moved about over tho spi-t tu bt
ncted upon, for if let in oue. ;uuv it
is liable to Mister. A musiai.l plas
ter nets as well wh;n at a iiii tnr.ee
from the tiil'eete.l part. An o.e ileut
substitute for mustard plasters i-J'p hat
ia ku iwn ns "mustard leaves. " Loi-y
may be obtaine I a do '.-'n in r. box,
and nre about fo-ir by live 'iieiies.
They are p.ii'oeily dry, mil v;ll keep
for a long time. l-Yr use it L- only
necessnry to dip o :e ina dish oi watci
for a minute, and t n u apply it.
Common baking so I a is thoiiist oi
nil remedies in eis.s of sc.dds and
bums. It may bo u-e i on tho surface
of the burned place ci.her dry or wet.
When applied promptly, the nousa of
relief is magical. It scsms to with
draw tho heat nud wilh it tlic paiu,
nnd tho healing process soott c-jm-mences.
Hints on b.it ni.
r.apid eating is slow suicide.
Plenty of time should ba tukeu.
Dinno'r ehonld be of n iigh-.er na
ture in suni'uer thau in winter.
Mere gratification of the app?tito is
very likely to shorten bfe.
It is not good to oiue when iu a
state of mental or physical weakness.
Two pounds of potatoes contain as
rauoh nutriment asthirteeu pounds of
Light soups, light desserts nnit light
meats should havo the piefe'ecce in
Fish aud oysters are easily digestod.
An hour or two of rest should be taken
after tho meal.
Abuse of tho stomach at dinner will
be repaid sooner or later by that pun
ishment which comes to tho glutton.
Vegetables nnd fruits nre to no used
most geuerously nt that season of the
year in which they naturally mature.
In China the dressmakers : re ar.cn.
The smallest hummiiigbir l wciebs
Tho greatest lentil h of Kug'and and
Scotland, north to souih, i-; r.l out (I H
A Frenchman estimates th.it in a life
of fifty years a man sleeps away OU"1
days; walks 8tM) days.
Tho London "Xio" has a singular
freak of nature in the shape of a per
fectly whito porcupine.
There are only N'l Hebrews) in Fin
iau l ; each has to j.iy a las of 20
jrcnrly for tho right uf ivj i-Kuei.'.
Two trees, l'2o feet fiom cicii other,
it Gainesville, Oa , wcr.3 recently
itruek and shattered by a s:n;;lt) buK
Nicholas l?rol;eu--hii'e, Jin F.uglish
tolioitor, who combiu" 1 with his b-.vr
i confectionery bnsu,c-i?, h is gone iu
A llucksport (.Me. ) I' 'i.-rtiien pulled
1)) a mon-tcr s. a-cre.', t'.io other day,
ind on one side of the cr atur-; was
fastened a pair of smoked eyeglasses.
While nt piny iu a cemetery at Hali
!ax, Xuva Seotia, a girl leancl against
x tombstone, boo!; o, w'.ii.-h her broth
r was sitting, and it fell oa him,
breaking his thi;.li.
While de eendiiig by means of a
rmiachutc, an luronv;: nt Dalbi,
LVxas, got between the forked limbs
Df a, tree, his head eauttht in tho
:rotch, and ho was lumped.
Onc-arme .1, r.t the n :o of seventy
iwo, A. 15. .Tone.', of Coweta County,
Meorgia, works his own farm of twenty-seven
acres in tho upland-i, makes a
living an 1 keeps clear of debt.
Among the Sultan of Turkey's gold
plate thero nre dishes of solid gold
largo enough for a baby's bath, aud
there nro plnte--, cups nnl saucers,
iureens and pitchers, massive and
heavy, made of tho s it-c.e precious
Georgo Pilgrim, of "ilioiunsvilie, Ga.,
has what is probably the smallest dog
in tho conutry. The litl'.e. fellow is
over seven months old and i no larger
thim a good-si.ed rat and weighs 011I5
a pound and a quarter. It is a decid
ed etiri. site.
In tho Louvre, at Paris, there is an
interesting old va-e of J'.lruseau man
ufacture, whoso ago is computed at
about '2.VW years. It is interesting as
bearing 11 gro.ip of c'.iil lren 111 relief
who nre engaged in blowiug soap bub
bles from pipes.
liulterllies, ho many m almost to
interfere with e':' ir vision, were
observed over the Columbia Uiver ono
eveuing by Oregon people, near Ly'ie,
and thero was no indication from
wheueo tho insects cime tr whilher
tlii y were going.
Some of the Chinese customs would
do to imitate. 0:i N'e.v Ye ir's eneii
mini and boy, from the loperor dow n,
pays a visit to his moHur, carrying
her a present nti I tliavikiug her for
her care of him. Ho abo cxpres-es a
wish that, this care viU eontiniij iu
The I'irst Life Car.
Ho (Joseph Fr.uieis, inventor of tli.i
life car) ba I been planning lor several
years for n 1-i'e eir, 11 .- I vessel or
covered b:at, whieh ceu'd be sent out
ton straulod vts-cl 0.1 a rope ant
pulled baek nnd foiih. It was to
carry two or three people. He could
not. see hi' way cle ir to make this of
wood; but mw tho iv.iu problem wis
solved, Lc could carry out nil his j
The car was built iie.'ufding to tun ,
phi a made by him, 11:1 inclosed, tor- j
jiedo-liko iifiVir, nud along iu the
terrible wiutir of 11) o, it wi:j
plaeed iu the euro of some u'ilr.-.ine;l
lisbernicn ou the Neiv Jersey co i-t, at
ISejitsiii J!e:u h. Au Knglisli ship, the
Ayrshire, was wreck-.-1 here one liny
in the midst of a bliudiiu: sluriu. " l" L -men
0:1 tho be:'.e.i co-il I c iiotbinu
with their oi-liii-iry l oti--. I'iie liu '
car was bro;i;'ai o i. A smu'l i-uiuot1.
or morlnr, was ioa ie I wuii a piece c
smooth iron, several inches long, at
titchod to ;. pile oi cord. This was
shot over the spars of the sir p. The
people on board hauled in tae cord
and drew along through the surf 11
stronger rope. This was fn. leued to
tho mast and tin- life car was swum;
iromthe bea -h, with tin) rope runuinj
through the t ..o ring at ea.-h ci: I,
nud pulled out to the vesel.
Thero were 2 )' p.; .pie on boat 1,
uninilbut one of t ue iiU'iioer woro
The slery of this r. .-cm wmt round
the world. All that had been raid in
praiso of thj inventor's powers was
now justified. All Europe was inter
ested. Ho wis reeo ;ui :e l by the
Nations of the world as ono who had
done a marvelous; work for humanity
who ha 1, us some one tai l, robbed
the ocean voya;:c i f lN Umn s.
;The making ia these beats followed,
but the oj-'giu.il boat Mr. l raneis
irt-crwd. It i home it now in the.
National Mu-euiu nt Wa-iiiugton. It
has been sent to many phieej. for ex
hibition, to London nmong others,
ami it was air nitere-tiiig fi attire ol
the Life Saviug lixh.bit of tho Gov
eminent at the 'or! i's Fair. Sr.
Illonining of a Itea-itiful li.iut.
Tho beautiful victoria reia, ia
nquatio plant iu the conservatory 111
Golden Onto Park, male its first
ilower recently, says the Sau Francisco
bulletin. The lnrgo and ivpiisitely
delicate blossom was puro white, nu-l
excited the admiration of nil visitors.
Tho event was balled with delight by
tho park llorists nud many fcrsous
were invited to visit thi conservatory
to see the second flower, which it was
announced would open pink. Tho
victoria regia is n rare exotic, n native
of Guiana nud Pra.il, whose sprca iing
leaves attain nu enormous hi.te. lis
flower ore often two feet in diameter.
Jii: '. when hearts hesin to mis--, the lovely
r..se ami vi-'lel.
I',.- Hi- sa iw ot winter falls nn 1 tho sum
mer's sua has .-i-l.
When 1 .-ai-alli nu nutumu's wondrous hlu )
tin' .lav- in ih-i-amiiig he.
And tie- l.f.e.kf-t sines 11 in-.-l-i-ly of liafpy
.lays g.n? l.v,
Then In!" Ir ai .la ky m--1 l-j-v-ways n viu
i:ing snuie nn !
Au.l al I t!io w.,rl.i is .-miliug. t'' with tho
Aii-.-e J. ti-nter, ill How Queen.
' liylug Kites. j
; "i want t- lh- iny kit.-," lie' ycc.n?.- !f t
I '-I!al lh" .-trill,' l:n '!J--
Aii-.l ihcre'.-t-i-i ti.u-ii. or t-j-i little, wi.il
j tm! in lii.-l t-t
', "Or if it'.- up nn 1 1 w v.il I tie it liinle r
; i'h.-r.-'s t-.-i n.u -'i tail- -
j Or e!-'-o it eat -li-a l-r . !;:! wir-."'
'J'iii-.s 1:1:1 hi- wail.
' 'iien-'s life." I i!mi ,'hi, with gritn satiwy.
I -ihwli has tes kit-.
I Eat -triii,'-, win K wir-s form 11 cn-piracy
i Aitaiii.-t its Might."
! --Kate L'f- .a I'lark, in .lui.,'-.
Hi-ware the Uogue.
Penp in Iho shadow of -.-r Inc. -1 eye.;.
W.iitiii't to 1 pt nr.- im -ii, 1. -v.! lur'.aii-t li-..'.
Her glnne.-s are ih arrows u: l-.is h w,
Whei'i vvltii In- lavs unwary v.-tiins I -w:
Aii'lsln-. una-1 1 I rupl i's an 01 1 wil-s.
fn-jii-'i-ias Hi 1- hi- purpose by her s nil's.
Ani knows n a. ns li-r snuie- nnd ;:laiK"--s
What ai.giiid! I'a ' " may brin-; to many a
A!il hapless niai.'.ea, inn willy gay.
No p;v...c;o .if t Ii-1 Hilsire !,r-".is isinay:
She il'ies ie .1 kn-w li c.v so-ei H'.e tiea-her-.ie-
Will mat,... a -i- hi-ati lie- i-.av-n of i-.nn'.-t.
V.-i-rati-ful Ca1.!!' : e-n ir.en ln-r he'll fly,
Aal sk a I'.-ticr-- in so ie1 f.v.-r's eye.
Tin-. Irot-.i tint i- lint of vanta;;-1. nbn a dart
'i'o pier -. an I a-.t-air..1 Ie r m.ii.len le-arl.
J'li-.aai- I -una Kintl -ii, 1:1 Ilari.e:'1.-'.
The ;ii-l Herself.
'Twa- 11 ! her I. nn -!. it is .ru",
' I'.vas ie-1 ie-r i. .-iiii-t. iii.-.-.-ini new,
'f iat il- I myi-lly rovoi:,' eyo
Taa! -uncii -r day, a s!e- pa-si-il Iy.
1 .-in1:.!: loll you l.-e.v 'iw.is ill.l.le,
I .-.noe't t.- I the nl.'i ei'- s'.ia I-.
N ir jii-t lii I .r of tti-- wr-'atli
1 eiiiy .-a'.v l!i- fa t' -li'-Uh.
I noli 1 1 1. .! h r dp--- lh w!iii-
lr 1! were m.'. !" in lal-'-l I-1.
With Cro '.ati Ii'Ms ...n l closest lit,
(i.- iiiri. -! a l-u'iuiig it.
I: nay have i a o: i.i.-..-v v;. nr:
I ...i 11 .1 liii -w. 1 do li"! .-are:
1 oru'.l -ny lie, ui.ii'.-that -.vaaiere.1 -.vi.ll
W .-i e ee'i-.-r.- l 011 tin- ::irl insi i-.
(i. she wa- sw fr-.m head to fe-tl
J lu- 1 r- lic'.-: c-rl up -u lh- s!r -etl
I'. ;-. -ndiiig le-t ou " ilw-ir-l dre-js
To e-::eaa. i:t ie r Liveliness.
Th -i -ii many aa.-tl:.-!-inaiien owes
II-i- ehi-i iitir.i--t.--ii to l---r eL.tli -.
Tlii.- -n -, til ni.ti! v,--1!! sapp.ie I Willi peK,
Would have no rivai to her.-cL".
i: y :i s!iot;hl me t llii- mai l by ehaneo
V..'11'.l itive i..-r u:or-Ilian passim: glance.
An I iioie, p. rha; s. witli soinn surprise,
!! a- perle -t in-.aih, her iov-lveves;
!', 11 oh! I war.i y.ei not tu let
Your h .-.n't i-s-.ipe its I. .iiiiiUa- y--i;
She's -. .1, -li for the ehanuine; elf!
t in goin rio ni.irre l-."r myself!
J isepriiie; bolhir I, in l.e.lg. r.
T.ir.iii;'-i 1 live far away fren the louo foli-tu.li-',
Aui thv lovelin-1 r.;ro is unseen,
Iu mv faii.'iful moo. I-, .vh-.-re hold nature
I'll le-.e.i-aili. r my I. -antiinl queen.
I'll ren-ea-.h-r my lnMiitilul .it..-eu.
Wli"ii the mo.'king bird's s.nig to heaven is 1
An-1 tin 1-' "11 is res, . U-n. lent Willi (.-'V; I
When the re-.-.- i.l .la.vu woo the puro lips ot I
i'il aw.-ik- from my -beaui'ine; of yen,
I'd iw:it." fro'.u my ilr.-a-uin-,- of you.
Wli-ai at 1: r,Ti-cue I r-s! wher" few mortal'
An I 111.1 .ho-.v-y plain sliimmers nn l
Where the Mower venmie.! so l breathes its
iu.-ns-i toll. id.
I'll r.-:r.e;elier v ol ihere in my dream-,
I'll remea'.lier o-i tic-re in ray dreams.
When '.'.1-i'.r.-io far seem and fair night is
And the .-iia lows t-ai over the lea:
Wl.-n ihe ilovi! Mv-kslur u.-t aud ihe sun
i!r, a:n- or re-t.
Dli, then I'll I'O dreaming of thee.
Oil, ih-'ti 11! I e lir.-aaiiug ot thee.
When ihe soft silver hair of the mooa Is un-
. lll'ie i,
An ! uo a -cent is wounding tho nir.
ftiii-n the dai'kiio-s is iiuie.t o'er the wdaer-ii-
s v.. -I'M,
Oh, then I iv 1 1 1 think of you there,
Oil, then I .viil think of you Micro.
In ir.y blaiiiiet at las', 'r.e.ith the starry-eyed
l!y Ihe uitiks-.f the Ulo (Iran i"'- streaa.s.
Where the 1 ualy Willis sigh nu-l Mie wi;d
I'M r.-meai! or you there ia my drennis,
I'll reiie-moer you th -re at mv dreams.
X-'iv Orleans Times-Democrat.
Rlumlior, slumber, little one, i:..w
The hir I is asleep in his no.- : en tho bough;
The bird is :iil-ep, lie Iia- f .,! ie I 10- wmg-.
And over lum soitiy the .Ir.-am fairy sing.-:
I,uila'-y, luih-.by lu'.hihy!
i'eai'ls iu III" deep
Stars iu I lie sky.
I iiv iiiis in our sleep;
' Klunibrr, sl-.i nb -r, lilll" -'ti'. s-jou
I The j'airv will --im 1 in ihe -hip of I lie maon-,
I Tne fairy will e ,:ne wilh He pearls and tho
! Ami ilr.-a-n- will o-me singing Mirough shad
' Lulhibv. lulla'-y-luilabyl
, l'earl- iu the deep-
Stars in the s;i.v.
Dreams iu our sleep;
j So, lu.laby!
Sliimber, slumber, little one, so;
I Tne stars nro tho pearls that dream fairies
i Tho stars nre tho p :irl, nnd th-i bird in tho
! & dear little fellow tho fairies love bestl
I Lullaby, lulhil.y lullnbyl
1 l e.ui., In th dcofi
I Slnrs in tie.-sky,
! Dre ens in our sl.-ep;
; So. lallaby!
I r. 1. Sherman, In L i 11-s' Ifimo Journal.
Thero nro rnauufneturod ia tho
United ritutet 8,0lbUd0 keifs pf nails
iu er year,
T.iu see no pomp of circumstance
Xo entourage of pride.
Mv lowly seeming tc enhaueo
As I walk by your tide.
All day, nt otlmrs' beck and call.
My work obscure is done,
But off my shabby gnrmnuts full
When comes the set of sun.
i'oiijnny not know it. friend, but then
I, walking by your side,
Am crowned nnd sceptred, kingot mem
Let none my stato dorlde;
For v.-hun I turn my own latch-koy (
My wifo is nt Iho stair, 1
Tho baby chips her hands with glee,
An.l I nm Mynl thr-
run and point. ;
"What in tl.e woi'.d iiroke Hurko
lown? LTou'jd to be !he picture of
health." "He recuperated too long
t the seashore." Detroit Free Press.
".Honey mnkes the mure go,"
But now we a id, to strike
i ho fancy of the whi-eliiiiin,
"Il also make- the bike.''
"The older ft man gets,'' said tho
torn-led philosopher, "tho harder ho
finds it to feel sorry for n woman
whoso pug dog has died." ludiauap
if f could gratify a wish.
My wealth wo.ul-1 l,u untold.
The bags my trousers nil pn.--.ess
I'd huvo tilled up with gold.
Mother-in-Law "Did Mary tell you
that I always sent you a kis when
ever sho wrote to you?" Son-in-Law
"Oh, yes; nnd it was a great com
fort to mc while 1 was away."
Mr. Popleigh "What would yoa
ihink if I were to tell you that I had
been dying by inches for you for
rears?" Mis3 W'uuterwed "I should
think it it was very sudden."
"What's the matter, Cotherstonc?
i'oti look blue." "Things havo gone
wrong. I seem to be losing my indi
viduality." "Cheer up, old boy
bost thing that could have happened
to you." Chicago Record.
Mr. Freshly "Did you hear of tho
terrible accident that occur: j l ('Hiring
tho Etorm yesterday afternoon?'' Miss
Newcomer "No, bow distressing;
what was it?" "Tho wind blew up
tho lake." Chautauqua Herald.
Tho Little Critio: "I think Hint
must be a splendid book, Aunt Jen
nie." "Why do you think so, dear?"
"Because, when you rea l the author's
description of that midnight scoue, I
got just as sleepy as I could be just
as if it really was midnight." Har
Benson "I'm almost crazy. I sent
a letter to my broker, asking him
whether he thought I was a fool, nnl
another ono to Miss Willets, asking
her to drive, aud I don't know which
of them this telegram is from."
Roberts "What ooes it say?" Hen
sou "Simply 'Yes.' " Boston Globe.
"I wish you would tell me," said the
ngents, who had long been on Mr.
Suagg's trail, "what is your insuper
able objection to msuring your life?"
"I don't mind telling you," replied
Suaggs. "The idea of being more
valuable after I nm dead than while
I am nlivo is distabteful to me."
Tho artist knit his brow. "1 wish,
to pieturo the heroine with a number
tvelvo waist," ho remarked. "JBnf
where, in that event, is her liver tfl
be?' "Oh, I can mako room for that,"
rejoined the author. "I will just stiy
that she has no heart." Thus it is tu
be seen how the muses advance hand
i-i band, generously disposed to
mutual concession. Detroit Tribune.
".'he guide had been tolling Bobbio
the most thrilling stories of his ex
periences in the woods, ending with a
grnphio account of how ho had once
bctii lcr.t upon Bal l Mountain. "AIvl
It uiust ha.'o beeu nwail," said Bob
bie. "Ami did you get back all right
again?" "No, Bobbie," returned tho
i;d fellow solemnly. "Never. Fact
s, my boy, I'm out tkar yit."
A Towa llui'.t of One Trje.
Yes, sir, they have the greatest
timber oa earth up in Humboldt
County!'' cxe'iiitued Sam MeConaghy,
of the United States .Mint, to a San
Francisco Post man. "i'he trees up
there are so big well, I'm not going
to toll you how big they are because
you wouldn't believe it. Don't know
as 1 would believe it myself, though 1
do believe a whole lot 1 tell. But just
to give you au idea, uow, they cut
down oue tree up thero that mado
enough lumber, wickets and shingles
to build a whole towa nnd fence it,
and they've still pot. logs enough left
to put up a building as big as tho
'The butt of the tree was hallow,
too, for about fifty feet, and as it fell
right squnro across a deep gulcli Ihey
used it for a bridge. Four borse
teams drive through it. By a little
hewing out they can make u footpath
on each sido of tho wagon road
through it. That tree was so tali that
when they commenced cnttiug it tip
they bad to make two camps ono at
teli cud for it was too far for tho
men working on the top to walk back
nt night. I don't know what they
would have done if several hundred
feet hadn't been broken off the top by
the elements centuries ago.
"But that was a small tree com
pered to the"
MuConaghy is telling himself about
that otner tree.
A Neglected Urate.
Tho grave of John Fitch, who first
applied steam to navigation on WcBt
eru rivers, is unmarked by any stona
in tu old cemetery m Nl93 Ctfuuty,