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EDITOR AND PKOPPV' TOIX
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION,
St icily in Advance.
PITTSIiORO, CHATHAM COUNTY. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 189C
BY W. CLARK RUSSELL.
It lsnncp's-olo of ocean Pro, now a
good many ,car.soli; I ut human ua
turo was the f ame tl.cn ns it is now, and,
Indeed, t'io oldo.- I .mow tbo ia re I find
huniiiu nature tha 6r.n;c now as i: wa3 j
Business had carried ire to iho Ent
Indies. I lnd vititcd Mr. b us, whence I
bad p'oeecdod to Cnleiu'p, nnd from
Cab ut.a I had rr.fttlo my way to riiiiigoon.
I stayed :n Hint phi en n -n'h, by v.-I.l h
lime my health i al su.Yerod so grca.ly
from tile climnto th t X male up my
mind to return to Hucpo
cpo Hi a sailing
ibiptbi-tl iid-bisppu'i many long we iks
oaicng the fr s-h iceis of iho sea aid
got all the benefit I eon 11 cut of the in
cessant r bailees if dmato mIi.c!i u
voyage town tbo Indian Ocean Mid
round tbo Cnpflof f end Ho; o uu 1 t.p
ihi Atlantic provides you w.tn.
There was a t;l:-il"d slii!) lyinj r.t
Ttan.snon. called tb" Kiddy MiT'ouua!. I X'1 nob. b m as was a teiMi'to all wrong
lieard, tb.it would suit my i ov. n ;iiee, . ,ifM.r don in the Vest Indian wnfoif,
and in sho lo. !i,: ci a C'uiiio.'a'iJo, stou', 1 jj0 ecu dn'r lor.d or wide, but ho was a
idili. I in uiivd t o nan.e of iho Pfjint, 1 c;lj t,;jn j til0 tloyal Navy for all that,
ral rd tii n b in nnd us ed if 1 coubi f.'ft a you n.uv hascirtain by eoiitUliiun
h pt fcii,'o to Knpci.vid l y Ids vc-fef'. lio tho'Atlmirultv lists of bis .ny. liis not
nnw ied "Y":." tbo was lounltu
Lo .don; flu ut' not a i a!( njt'T frhip.
It it tbo i a tain would l o !o tit bo pl.i 1
io at' ot.iiro.iHt iiio with a eni!n. 'i. he
rliai"(? would lo o itiM- b. I torxflf tbn
figui'i', I u . treo loot ibn! It wus luo lei--a
e, i-oim-thli!;,' sburt .f '. I". l or t i '
money 1 w.u to Hv i n t-n -b )rov-:&!r.ju
ns wore &i i ved up at the hi tain's tiiUo.
1 ut t lie sp rits r.u I wino 1 uiii'.b. neo I L
tinist n;yst-li lay n.
Nex-- dry 1 wont nlM-.nil tiie fiddv
McDotiR.-il to ii:s. ee; hrreaMn a"com
nioda'ioii. (. u L-li:i.l'i.-::: ov.-r the rr..i:;r
way 1 was tceeiwd ly a tail, l it -r
pood-bci'iiiit,' ns mi , w.lb a l.i rernal-!:-ai.-lo
foriif e .) r.'Sdim of M iiiiii-m. Hi.
filt.n win Ma l;i no 1 1 y i iroMi'o '.
nm and w. a'li' i-, and mi vlii r .-d.i lo ;
dyo would linn iju 1 I hiiii in pas
for a n.it.v,-. Ho l.o'Un' l f.s ho -r.nvy-fd
mo, and inTiiioi n.y lus.i.iSi m
"1 am coins to rnalnml in ilii r,'. ip."
I Enid, "ami I luie come to foo w.mt
fort of a caliiii 1 am to cli eo n. '
"Oil, I 1 e t ardou: " lie exciaimd, but
without K!a li--; hif Mem f Xj ressdiui.
"I tboiiciil" ll" bro!.c o'l' i.n I inu'ititd
bebin I Tii-5 tee b.
"Who are you.-" said I; "the mn'.o?"
"So, sir, 1 am tbn caput n."
".ib, it-.dced:'' I csoaiim.d. 'Tr.iy,
"Mr. Vilfon," bo aiuw, re b "It Is a
fatliion onion, Ibc. nn.ivliai.t :c.uhii
who oldain eoniuiai d to &ivlo 'bou.-
helves i aptaiu. It i a p ceo of linic
tinfin n. J in c n v cm tains at fi',1 urn
In tho voval nav -. A ii.enbant f-Ulpper "Aio you the stewa-d?" snld I.
Is amiis:er maiin r. All merchant cap- "I waiia u, on tbo Capiaiu," ho au-
tains are mittori. I am plain W iU j swered.
to:t. at your si-n-i-e, s i.'- j "'Iho Captain?" I c laired.
Ho epoko wiih ei n-idoiallo be,-.f, but "i apt. 1 iineli. f r." said ho.
I was wdiiiic ti nttiii.iitc bis temper io it b all light, to tar as Ttinch
the weatlnr, which w,n ortaii.ly vei-.- poos-," tl.ou;-ht. T: and that follow 11
trying. And then, figa n, men m'-At .-oa K I tiio. 1J hap; en to meet lum!
havo given him trouiilo, lor iiuiuerous ' ' '13 ibo.e u regular hteward . " I nl;ed.
and deep are tin w iTio3 and anb !io.i "I does all th.o wa ting at this here
of tho Uiiti-h sliltuiwter. Much ii ex- labl ," a i-wor h1 tho youu.j follow,
peeled of him ami li.tlo is riven. !lh i n this 1 to d him 'hut 1 was the pas
crow is slend r and uno.-, id; it chai'-o ten-o:-, I ado him s o that n y cabin was
upon lum every cutr. go 1bat In peri e- eloaii and coarorui'ilo and in leanness
tnt dby iho ow..er, anl often v,c u d ' for me, flipped a low rupees into h s
Iho men be g ad to cut his throat b loio , band, und, a to b o'.;iug nt ir.y pur-llr-'
land is out of s.ght; bo has no pro- cb ii. s, voiu nod on deck,
fieslrmal prospect a, and when nf last ho Xuo eapta n told mo that tho sMp
runs hia tuip a-hoio or loses her in aiwo.il certainly fa I on tho following
galo of wind or by tbo and is compo led I V.'cdm 6da.-, ut some hour in the after
ly a court of in' iiiry to wiiiuliuw vo n I noon, ami ba.U mo V' on board not lator
Hie vocation winch ho 1ms ruvaiio b it i
not adorned, n an nn I boy, for rorhars
forty years, tbo:-o Is no otiier po: t under
his loo for him to I ring up in than iho
establishment "t Ee.vedere, w hich, 1 1 o
gret io f-ay, U always in want of funds
nn.i always ineonwnb nth- full.
Tluriforo it was ih.twh u Mr. V'il
eon spoko with h at about f-hlp-ni.n-ters
ttyling th ms Ives captain) I ruado
"nllowan ej."ns t!i phraso go s, and,
after bnei y aquies; lug in his vlowo. re
cucaicd to bo allowed to sue tho cab n
iha agent had offered n.c I viewed
that cabin, and Unii d it e na'.l and iil
llgbtcd. bur, en th . whol , it w u a bet
ter cabin than I bad expected to i ml on
board such a t-h'w as the Mody MeUou-
gal. II he s'nteio on, in which tho niea:s
were taken, was a tolera ly cheerful in
terior, very plainly lurnl-hol, with u
larco ekyllfht over .ho table, a sto.o for
cold weather, a lamp, a clo k in Uu sky
light, and a b! t io o?co4)o in tho com-runlon-wny.
llu'vo were thro i cai. ns
toiward nu l two cab ns nbalt. My
rablu was forward, on tho starboard
Mr. VTilfou and I went en deck, anil
we stood conviis i!' a while under iho
shelter o: nu au 113. 1 inquired r.b 10
the nurubor of the 1 rev, tuo linieiiio
thip hai oocuplcd In nuking the rut-
wiir.l t)ns-nc. mid -n on. ami then w, nt i
ashore, un loi stand im that tho e.rfel :
wi uld not snll tor iii'otlu r week.
Taree days later I paid afeeojid visit
to tho f-lup, for ny this time 1 had puv-
rlmieil wi.nt. T nn,.fl.,l nti,l I M-i-li (1 1r
sou whero tho cases end parcels na I ' wuito tear I nnd wii skera running down
loen stowel On Mepp.ug i n loar lljbis elucl.s i.n lcr his throat, a nour ;
behold nn immensely steir, ved-laeo I I n o nil nud a dry iw.st of laei. which,
man w.ih a wh to straw hat em bis bead. I rounding Into ono rye mado it loou !
dressed in wli to drill, seat -U in a rbair i su.tiller than in other. As i had not
with poles atia bed to it under tbo Mi on 1 yet mo 1I.0 ma-e oi Iho f-hip. I supposed
awn ng, which i-hollered a port on oi tho that this man mutit be the oilieer. nud,
quarter-deck. Two or three enh rs w.jo an. louching him I faid;
lounging iu tho fi ro part ef tbo ship. I "Are ..oil t o mate.-'
there was no wo k an aivi.tiv do ng. I I "No," ho rnsweied. leisurely bringing
looked for Mr. ilfon, tho mas'oi , an I I bis eyes (lowu ttoiu nlo;t an I fasteuiU4
toeing no'h'ng of h.ni, 1 directed i, y , 'hem upon me. "I n n r.eitl eribe mate
eyes in search of any man w b i migut mn-the man that cooks the mate."
resemble the mate. " W ho aie youV" taid I. uetibvl by bis
"Pray, want'ti vo'ir business" cnlle 1 ; brusque innniier.
nut tho stem', le'd-iaci d man, without I "Who am ou, first of nil?" bo nn-
tt n ptlng to rise swered.
"I w.sdi to see the capiain," said t. 1 "I'm a passenger going homo Id Iho
"W til; vou arc looking at him," he nn- Pdddy M. l mgal."
frWPicd. IIIs manner change I. I nsk your
I do' not fee him," I exclaimed, easl- ' pardon," siid be: "1 o.o' yon to be un
Ing my gaze urouml. i o h r gent; tome one I don't want to
"Why, bo can't be ns 1 1 in I ns nil l ave ro bii mere to tny to. iou'ro
tv,.if " eiici tli. i Blunt, led fae. d man. in
a i oisy, roaring, yet urcasy xo.ee.w ln. h
lie foilw,d on with a ue, cit-ioii of;
hearty cbu kles. I
1 wunt to s o IliO cailain." said 1,1
fi cling much too hot and tired t bo'
mrde a fool ed' by a r gii, t-h q eio-i,
red faced lu-np of a mini -uch as va- ho
who ga;te I at me out of a pair of l't , i
weak, n.i'Ut. blue cy,s, in 'no mid.-t ,
of a coiin'.onanee tit round uml imlii'iied 1
as the eiewiv risen Xovail" r mi nn tet
It full. ' I
of the Sea.
I am tho cnpla'n." sa'd be.
"What Is your iiamo." tald t, op
"( not. Timothy rench," ho auewored.
"What 13 jo ;r basins s, tirV
I In orrr.o I h'm that I had take n a
pavngo ia tholii.ldy HcDougul for Eng
"Oh, you're the gent!" ho cried, on l
his maimer immediately becamo to
fpeetful. " You'll cxeuso ma for rut
rising. I'm lu 1 to the baches
with gout, and pM:i ain t going to lm
prow tbo manners of a P'a n salo?. If
Pin a hit ich-m in niv snoo.h you'll CX-
cu,0 m, Cnu I o :cr ve, lr."
yctlitn.t. I thank you."
"A bh p s fo'.t tio was my colles?"," ho
roiriuued, fiiv.upc expression to bis cn
: yinont(f the ma'ioro.' LU speo:h by
a ive?3:o:i of tilly chuck'.os, "and I
tonics iioni u rouch s o k-, sir. le may
i ..v. of ilm limnm Cart. John
te.iitf nldo to wr.to was ro'.iien; but his
not l ein,' ub!o io read win a bit Incon
venient now an I auc.in. as for insta eo,
v. lii-ii ho w.to i ( nt away under sea'o 1
oi.'.ors, or when bo il i,vt an oillcial let
ter n a: Ued 'Conll 'en: inl,' the lnsido of
wuich ho was to been i-tiiclly seer, t."
Jlo wa proei edlng, but I cut the gar
villous, wheezy ol 1 man ehori.
'I lif.v lal.ii it." fad I, "that fhero
l,.,l i'iiii fr.'f b c.-i!',a:n uppoin'nd to j
Hi s f-hlu sine-.' 1 vbltid bcr a low dnya
"You inavia'.n it,"lienolily wheoed, I
"iba- tho cap a n of tli's !iip H l'imo- !
iby runoh. Ho I lou b tho Hid ly Ml-- j
lumbal out dirt h"'& .aoiug lo tubo tho j
r.idd.v iel oii 'al home."
I vii'wo.l It villi aonisivent, but
hid I ii y tongue, ncv,v doiihi iny that the
"Mr. V, il-on" w,,oiii I bad met and wr.o
n,i;;!i! liiiv,- hnppuiic'l lo lv on lioiir l a
a (jne-t or a a Hiftbtsef r when I ar. lv d,
bad n i ria nod blm-olf nt my expense,
by a deb1 ei.YO falscbo nl.
t'it. t Vi n .h ,,!iln ;ii,,l.iffi7A.1 fi-ir nol
lc, iiir aide ri.'e, yet made an elio t io j
tin- in his rmnr lo.-ii')o:h r purpose,
ln w Vi.r, thai- I could seo than to loreo
a ih.it founded like an execration,
ho toll mo that my private si oek of
wii o nn 1 the o lo r ma-t' is I ha 1 la d In
were s.uf,.y b uo I in tho b rth adjoin
in.ij mine, a bi-rh ih.it was tino rupifd,
and was. ibereioi-'1. at my service, as
y; '. as iho cabin I had pal I lo.-. Xover-ibeh-e-i.
1 weir bolow to ma'te sure. In
j the cabin I lound a ynuuj tclbwclo:in-
lliU Some CI it-acr".
We ought to ha' go' awav three weeks
ngo, lio exclaimed; it sail a:ongriftho
l imgoon po t author ties, n9 they call
tho.ui?elvi a. tv. ry mlvebng civature
w.ioso dirty little soul li wrappei up ia
u white hldo is a boas iu this flamiug
coun ry, and the inov- sniveling ho la
nud tho dirtier the little toal what's
wrupped up In him tho more a.'grarating
rioei lio go 10 work in h s bos?iug jots.
I'lineh knoivs 'em. Thcy'v,.' got Punch's
hump u; olten enough, nnd luclsy it ia
for ihofo hero port uut.oritles that
l'unoh aiu't uo longer tho nmu ho wa,"
and hero ho looked at his iniaicn-e,
( uly lists, then fastened Ids eyes slg-
liibcautly uiou Id b.oated, floeiulugiy
t 11 A I l i:i; Jt.
I tent my bagao to tho ship on
Tuesday afternoon, an l at 3 o'clocii tho :
foiiow.ug morning I repaired on board
tho Uiddy MouUaul aa ' ho lay iu the I
v.vci- of the town. On galn.ng the. deck
I 1 evecivtd a l umber of beuuea em- 1
pb y .d upeii iho ground tacit. e, and I
teemed to catch t-l-hr of the man who
eu.io l blmsi'if "Wils u" an I "vaptaiu"!
finii '.ing in the fb p s heal and gaxmg i
dwwu over tbo bows, but his laon was !
lut i iirbnllv rev, iilcd, nnd tho fhadow
of Ids wide si raw but darkened nnd ob-
f ured the little of b.scountonaiioe thut
wa vmlb'o. A mill ttoo.i near tuo ;
tmngwav, clot'ied in 1 luo tortjo, with u
whlto cover to h.s nawil cup. iio was a j
SllileU looli lllt fellow, Willi a VCOl Of
amazing y l i-e nini, kummj.
'Ave vou I e ma e.' Pal I 1. I
No, sir," In- icp'ied. "I nm tbe cap-
1 eved bim fead'astly, nnd then i
loek 'd aiou id the dec;, s nicely know- j
in,; in vol but that 1 tin I ta.vou my pas- i
huge aboard n sh p full of lunatl-.
" I he eapta n ' 1 cried. I
"Ay." he ui.t-w red, w.th an emphatic ;
uo I. "Cfipt. I'ailitt." '
"Pray bow many captains docs this
fbip carry?" Hftiel 1, again lo.'klog around
tho doe't In searo! of ary e'gns of old
Copt. I unch. I
"Duly oiiO," eald b:, "and I'm that '
"I have Wn abenrj this vossel three I
t!mo',"tad I, "and on each oecas'on
havo met w.th a new cap am. The flrtbt ,
ti.EOitwas Cupt, Wilson; t:cro bo ;
I esoialtnod, pointing to tho loreca'tlo, I
whore tuo a-aa Wilton wiio ha I called
'jktlB vot? tnr. MATE?" i
blruself tho ir.a-.tcr now stood looking
toward ma, nnd p.a'nly visible. "Xoxt
it was Capt. Timothy runcli, n gouty,
roi-faced man, who sat helpless In a
cna ron this junrtcr-tlo:k. And now lc
A sour smib curled tho man's lips.
"They haven't been qu,te a novo board
with you, a r," said he. "Tho long and
short of it's this: Cap'n Punch was in
charge during iho outwa d voyngo right
enough; but he wa3 took very bal with
go.it a month oforo Rangoon wa
reached, and tho command of iho res-.el
was given to h s chief mate that thoie
gent as you fee for'rards. Tho 6hip wns
10 fail homo lu chargo of Mr. Wilson,
but tlio 1 ort authorities fay, ' No; Mr.
W llsin don't hold n ccrtillcato us mas
ter.' 'I he ship couldn't bo clor.red till a
1 roper master was ha I. I was a ked 10
umigato tho vested home, and hero I
am. So yo maytakoit lrom mo that
I'm ea'.tn 11 and noboly clio,"
"Will," i a d I, "if there's truth In tho
saying that there's safuty in nuu.bovs,
tho 1 us'-ago fhould bo eomfoitablo an I
speedy," and with that I went ledow to
ho; uficr my trap'.
The f hip bii lod an hour later, but it w.i3
not until d nncr tiruo t ha-. I taw what
wo. we.o toexpoet, 11 oro or le":S, through-ou"-
the wholo of iho long run to Kng
land. wero then nt sen, tbo high
fun burning over our niasihoa I, a hut
breezo blowing over tbo tjuurii r and tbo
tdiip tlirustiiiaiilongunderlull brea .tsof
(iimas and wido overhanging wing of
stiidditig-sall. A bell rang to announce
dinner, nnd Iquitlol tbo qunrlerdeci;
for the cil in. On entering I found Mr.
ll6on ins I still term him 1 scaio.l at
Iho head or tho tuble. ('apt. 1 arlltt
followed mo bdow and lustnutly ex
claimed to Mr. Wilson:
"That's my place. You must clear out.
of that ch.vr, please."
"I shall do uoth ng of ihn f ort," f.ild
Mr. Wilson, "lam master of this ship
by 01 dors of bor lawful captain. You
ni-o nn interloper."
Capt. Parlltt turnod paloond breathed
"I am captain of this ship," entd ho,
"nn 1 you aio her ehici niato. You will
go cn deck, if yon plo.ifc, nnd keep a
lookout whilst 1 ear my dinner."
Mr. Wil-on did not offer ti move
merely eyed Cnpt. Pn lit with his extra
ordinarily ftevn lace. Cdpt. I'r.rlitt
clenched bis lists.
"Heiitleiiien, ' fnld T, "thoro must bo
soino remedy lor this "
"So thoro is, by Coll" roared rarfltt.
"It's mutiny. If ya ain't out of that
chair in a jiffy, I'll clap ye n irons."
"You?" shout o.l Mr. Wlbou, half
spiiuglng from bis ceat.
At tbU moment tho dcor of one of tho
nltor-i abdis was opened, nnd two stout
eai o s appeared, bearing tho immense
f-bape of Capt. Puuoh in a chair, to
w. ich poles had boon lushed.
"is d. nner ready?" ho called out,
" Your ( hief muto is a mutineer. IIo
refines to obey my orders," cried Capt.
"bp yo get, Yvdlson: Uiat'a my teat,"
paid Capt. Puucli, taklnj no notice of
Mr. Wilbou at onco madowny, nnd tho
two sailors, broadly giiuniug, wiih n.u.-h
pushing nud sliov.ntt, hovn, or rather
pried, oil Punch into tho chair of
honor. Mr. Wilson swiftly soalod him
pelt at the lo.it en tbo tnb.e.
"Sityedown, f-it jo down," o:I-d
rid Puiicli to me. "Who's got tho look
out on dock'"
"Tho fh p's watching horsolf," sulkily
growlod Capt. l'nititt.
"Hadn't vo benor go up and look after
her?" said Punch to Parlltt.
"What am 1 to understand?" shouted
"Why, this," Interrupted Cnpt. runoh:
"that th s is a ship as could very well ha'
found her way home wi hout ye. 'iou
wau't. wauteil, but sin -o yo'vo made up
your mind to como. why duiii my eyes,
ye ll havo to take things ns yo lind 'em.
Mr. WiUou's tbo capia.n-heieet by n v
authority, nud whilst l'o got huiv'S 10
blow a breath of a;r out with I'm thy
goinmighty of tho Pdddy MclVngal,
un lerstaml that."
Without answering a word Cnpt. Tar
Ptt flung Ids cap dow n upon the locker
un I lo.'k his sent nt the tab o aoreu-t of
me. Cn this Cnpt. 1'uin b bade Mr.
Wilson tell the snip s carpeu er who it
seems acted as second mate to keep a
lookout until be was icllevt d from tbo
"Seeing that 1 have pal I for my pns
nngeubonrd th si-h p. end that it in high
ly ilesirable .ibsnlutely essential, in a
word that 1 should have Home head to
leterto, some perfon In supreme au
thority to i omiiiain lo and appeal to in
e-Hi-e of disjonifort or difficulty, I i-hould
be glad to know, gf ntlemen, whieh of
yo j I mil to consider a eaplain of tho
HlV.y MftougnlV said I, hoping by this
s ilted but nevertheless resolutely ut
t red addiess 10 clear tho air eome hat
and e:o somj good.
"J am optam," said Punch, with his
trou'h lull of bee'.
"Yes, aiid I am in ctargj," fa'.d Capt.
" , on mean I anj In charge," cried Jlr.
Vil on I
"I i ni enpta'n of 'his ship nnd the su
rro'i 0 head, s r," cried Puneb, uddvesi
lumo:"but Mr. Wilson represents mo
w iiol'incffdu y tluou!'. li ness, and
so long as he 1 opreeenu li.e ho is ma ior
befieet, ns I nforeeal I, nn I Utere s ro
man nboarl this fchip whei's going to fay
"ies. thero Is," eald rap, rnr.ltt;
h.ut I don't mean to waste 110 words on
either of ye. icu tno.v whero my au
thority comes from. I'm master of tbo
hiddy Mcuougall till 1 vo berthed her
in tho dock slip's boun i to, nnd if th s
hero mate of yours In'crferes with ma
I'll log him for joutlny. break him, and
c nd him forrartle, as ye boih know 1 vo
pot tho power 10 do. ' And If that don't
answer" ho in erruptcd himself by ex
claiming; "tut 1 don't wan: no wovds."
And so saying ho ioso. having eatoa lit
tl or uot.d. g, und went on deck. j
Weil, as may be sup: osed, this was
but tho first of a long series o'. uncom
fortable riiurre.B. I cannot posit Ivo.y
fvythat Capt. Pnrlltt did r.o: log Mr.
W'.lson for mutiny nnd order him for
ward Into the loreenstio to work before
the n a-sr. This I cannot say, but it is
certain that Mr. Wilson did not go for
ward; cm tho contrary, ho remained
very much air, riving Instructions with
out regard to Cap'. Parlltt's orders, and j
noting in ull ways ai though he, nu 1 he
alone, w o e ma .'or of the vessel.
IIO Lit CONTINUED. I I
QUEEN VICTORIA'3 DOCS.
An ArUtocmtln I rln In Vpiy tomfuila
DcR were. f!i-t admitted to 1ho
cotii't. of Etigliuid in tho reign of
Henry VIII., says tho Sportsman's
He view. Umbr tho proicnt reign
thrco (log.i have Vioen elevated to tho
liU'he-t canine dignities on iid'oimf
of their aristocratic families and their
o.vn peculiar merits. The names of
1 lio iirlsf.ocratio trio aro Marco, Hoy
and Spot. Marco Is tho Queen's fa
vor,U and ho used to be very jealous
of John Brown. Ilia ancestry can be
traced back to the crusaders. Uo Is
what they call in England 11 Pomor
anian, nnd at one of the recent do,'
shows lio won the first prlzo, the mug
of honor. The other favorite, Hoy,
Is a collie, and Spot Is n fox terrier
with a record -.f twenty-two vats in a
fiuartcr of an hour.
These canine lords have their resi
dences with their fpecial nauie. Her
majesty's do pla'C is divided into
tli 1 eo parts, the queen's veranda,
co'.llo court, and umbrella court.
Tne vcrnnJa Is tho principal ono. It
is" a covered gallery around tho Icpii
110.I, and the queen likes to walk
Each kennel has a dining-room nnd
a bedroom. Tbo floor of the dining
room is separated from tho veranda
by an Iron gratinir. It is paved with
icdand blue bricks, nnd tho furni
ture consists of a trough, always full
1 f fresh waier. The bedrooms have
two la-go windows, generally kept
open lor tho purp iss of ventilation,
and iu a sttug corner in each room is
a very low bed with a mattress of
Umbrella court gets it; narao from
tho big umbrella In tbe middle of It,
under which tho dogs can suolter
themselves from tho sun and rain. A
lu st of servants wait up n the canine
nobility, and tha que u is very severe
with tho oillclali who do not pay
propor nttention to her dogs. A chief
is provided for thorn, and his lnstiu
turns nro to vary the menu ol the
dinners of her majesty's pets, and to
cousult their tastes.
OUTCASTS FROM SOCIETY.
fiuoi.r Teuple Tint Llvs nn tho Rivers ol
Tho origin of tho Chinese river
population is shrouded lu mystery.
According to one version it originated
lrom people who wcro rouvlcicd of
treason, aud who were, declared uu
worthy of residence on terra Drnia.
Tho people that live on the Canton
river avc said to bo descendants of a
citain Lu-T.suu, who was clilof of a
trlbo and lived In tbo village, cf
Xaniku, on tho Island of lloman,
2,0u0 years beforo our era. Lu-Tsun
was said to havo been a genaral In
tho Chinese army, nr.d to have re
belled niter acquiring power and
authority. After many combats with
tho imperial troops he conquered
Canton, whero ho maintained him
s -lf as an absolute ruler for 30 years.
After his death his children wore
per.sceiiterl, and nil of bis descendants
were considered accursed nnd soon
compelled to tako refuge ou liver
I n lor the Vans dynasty the river
people wero persecuted nud had to
piy a p r capita tax. During the
ivigu or Hunguins, tho fouu.ler of
tho Miii',' dynasty, nil boat men be
tween the ages of 18 nnd 4.") years of
ago were forced to enter the army.
Toe Emperor Jungtshin, on the con
trary, t o' a gieat interest in the
river lopulation, and issued a procla
mation in tnoir favor in 17;0, grant
in,' them inte -liou in every respect.
In fplteof ibis proclamation, how
ever, the river folk were, and are
still, looked up hi as pariah. They
a'0 prohibited from intermarrying
with tbe people living on land, and
their sons are excluded from literary
examinations. Their wives are con
temptuously called "water birds" by
landsmen, although they greatly ex
cel tbe spouses and daugbtersof tne
latter in l canty.
Is couniry districts, where wells,
springs and ci-ierns are running low,
tiio people should bo e'areful aoout
their drinking water. Typhoid fever
cases aro (iften traced to we Is low in
water. As a safeguard, boil ami tll
ter water that Is lutended to be used
for driuking purposes.
A kew jjcnrsTKY Kon AJinni-
TJirce-flunce Chen nut , Immense 10
cutis, nnd Wuliiiit Hlnaia Uuby's
I'iit Hiuidoino 1'i-oltts lov
the Nut (iro wen.
TUT. long-expected nttt bulletin
of tho Dei nrtmtnt of Apri
tultnro tells al'out the piant
t nuts tho lutart-. chcftiaits
weighing three oiiucca apiece, pecaus
two and a half inches Ioiil', nud llng
lif,h walnutu as hi;; ns a baby's Hut,
which will bo prowu ly American
fanner before m:.iyyrbu?c pasted
by. In tho markets of the twentieth
century fucU initn as tin so will bo
(Oimnonly Jo'.ind. iuts nrs only just
beginning t3 be cuKivuted in carcctt.
Ditherto the wild crop has been relied
on wholly for tbo tupply, nnd tLat iu
tho reafon why the' nuts of to day nro
emnll and iutrrior iu llavi r.
"rinted bercwith you williaepiC'
tnrca of two chestnuts. Ouo of them
is en ordinary, everyday nut; the
other is the chestnut as it oiiMht to bo
tho cultivntod nnd improved che-t-nut.
Both uro of nntund fizo mil
copied from natural f-peciiucne. What
a liuo feilow tiio Id; r no would bo for
roasting I lie bolili a -.oo l big month
lul of luscious meat. To not imagine
?., IS i , ''.tii??V
r.vnar. wir.n ntcnortY n'jt.
for a moment that t!r..s is a French
"mnrrou" or a Japanese choftuut ; it
la of puro American htoek. There nro
no cboi-lnuts liko Vimkce chet,luutK.
Tho mnrrou ia poor and coarso com
puralivoly, nnd tbo bugo chestLut of
Japnn i no belter.
Tho furopcnii, iTaptitiPfc nud Ameri
can chcbtauts nro of three dillcieut
species. Hoth of tho two lormer are
cultivated in tiiis country the mnr
rou quite b'.rgcdv. lint the orchards
of line chestnuts now being set out in
ew York .St.ite, rcDiisvlvanni and
elsowhero aro lrom native North Caro-
THE CfLTlVATtn CVTTXIT AND COiirO.N
Una ond Georgia ttock. In thcfO
Southern States nro found wild trec
lhat benr clufiiiuis n:i iuclt nnd n half
in diameter, averaging quit; ns big na
the imported mnrvons. I hey arc of do
lioious flavor, nr.d nro fumii-hiug F.c d
for new plautations iu ini'iiy putts of
tho country. Farmers uro liarniri;
that there is bir; money in crowing
nutf, nnd they nro f,oing into tbo bu:i
BO'S on a considerable foa:e.
Abroad chchimila nro nn important
item ol food biipply. They nrc utilized ,
Cl'LTlVATl'.e) llXGUiiU WAI.XUT.
in a great variety of wayp, being made
iuto soup, t-mploytd m n ftnliinj for
birds, boiled nud dipped iu syrup for ',
a oonetrve, etc. Now nud then a ehc.-t-nut
twig is found which has aperies of
Purrs all n'ong it, instead of the usual
two or threo that dntiglo together.
Tho Department oi A-rleultuio would
bo very much i bliged to nnyoco who
will send to it n freak of this kind. It '
ruenns t imply that nil of tbn lemalo j
blossoms along tho "spike" thut bears
tho burrs bnvo been lvrtilucd by the (
jiol'cn. Ordinarily only two or three ,
of them nre fertili;:od. Ii tome graits j
of the unusual growth described can
bo secured, possibly tho j ro.bieiug ,
power of such trees may be multiplied.
YVoudurlul things nro already being j
accomplished iu tuo cultivation of j
pecau nuts. It is frclictcd that tho ;
jiroiits of idautatie us cf pecans in this
country will ecou rival tho.-e of the i
tirsiige groves of Florida and Califor- !
Bin. fvenns will jicld iroui 300 t
v j". , vivfe ii-'-'&'?f fir
$1000 per aero of profit annually. An '
orchard of tho trees wid y:pbl a for
lnuo nnd a big iucoao for onybo ly ;
who has the patience to wait tea!
years for tho trtes to coiao iato full
CULTIVAXI3 TCC&y AND CCiliTOS IZCAK.
A full grown trcs produces two bar
rels of nuti each scas-m, wuiob will
fetch 315 a barrel wholesale. Thou
sands of ncrcs cf pecans are nownuder
i cultivation in iho Gulf States and
j California. Moro than fifty varieties
havo already been naiopd. The unt
is native lo this continent, nnd is cot
! found iinyui.?rc ia tho Old World.
i The pecan is a t-pi-eies of hickory
', nut. Tbo largest and finest specimens
! como freni Louiiinua. The unproved
j pecan has a shell so thin that it may I
K r ,i?
K'i '; 'Arv'-- 7
CT'LTIVATEII niCKOP.Y NLT.
be critfhcd easily between tbo fiuger?.
Hundred! c-f tbousands of pounds of
pecan nuls r.ro fetched to S'ew York
nnnually, mi I hero tlnynre cleaned
in revolving churn -j before being
plseed en tbo mnikit. Oue concern
in ib:s city, n'r tf c I in tiio business
of "biirno-bing" pecans lor market,
gives employment to fifty pooplu.
Tbo "meat-." in great quaulitics nro
pcpnrnled from the shelb- anl told by
olher fir in, ono of which disposes of
lOi'.OU.I pc-uud of tho kt melt, per nn
num. Tho work of ciackiug tiio nuts
nnd picking out tho incuts is per
formed by uaeliiiury, 'iba meats tell
for lifty cejts a pound, und are used
oxicnsivily by coui'cctioucrs. reenu
oil is CKcePont lor t able use. Clock
makers and giiusmil lis u.-e it also. It
is a liuo iiliimmant ; a kernel w lnu
liiited will luii n l.v n tiuio bril
liantly. Tiio raiVuflf of llnr.li ;i walnuts has
beccmo un imperial. I iulm-try in
Seiuthcrn Cii'ifuri.i'i liuriiicf tbo Just
few ycni-i-. Th.,t Stat.) ii producing
2,u0.i,0;):) pounds of them lor matket
annually. They letch a higher price
than those impoitcd lrom Aladeria
niul from Spa n ainl Poitugnl, being
of liner quaiity. They ought to bo
e' Jilcil Pi ibia.1 in nh.uts, bec ia:0 they
came oiigin illy from that cjubtry.
Oreo in bearing a wni'iu; piautation
i;oueiof 1 iio best p.ty in; pieces of prop
irly under the sun. Tbe nuts nro
r.iitbercd by jarring ilio trees to shibe
down tbo npo ones, 'ihey nro dried
iu the tun or by urti.iciul beat with
prcat care, to tb.it they may keep well
and not turn n.uci.l.
Much is biinrdono r.t present in
tho tllltivaliou ct bi.-kerv lints. ur
ere men i lv plant in mi l gra ting
tho yonot? ticjs, eh they fell to
vjrowcts. Ho orfhuvJs nro as yet in
benriuc', but there i,ra wild groves of
lino vfiriclic'i in Oiiio, which are regu
larly Inrvcst.d. Tho ino:-,t eleslrabio
.iiocl; for pl iu!inr;- is rbtained frora
tbo Wabash Vulby, in Indiana, wbero
wild "tlin,,; burls'' trotv rcmuritably
hi - nu l ilue, mUiiuinj a diatuetor ol
( iv.iiio.N ES',nn v:lxit. ,
two incbes or m.sre. Thrro nre sbsg
barks iu low. nl-o of large size utnl
with tuc'n t lii a -he:!.i tint tbey can be
cracked ea?i!y b i rasping to togeth
er iu tbo hand.
Jn Obio has been discjveiel n r.ew
kiLil of 'black v.a!nu; wuicii probably
is ihstiued to be 'n'lebly pritd in the
liiti'.ie. J!y a fitult of nafnro one-half
of its shell is not developed, nor tho
kernel cu that f-i b the re-ult being a
pinr-rlmped n.it tilled with f t-iuglo
meat fomewlint tiio hape of a peanut,
Tbo iiiiportant objection to ordinary
black walnuts is tout thev nro divided
iu tho middb) by a wail of fcliell so
constructed thai it isniinost impossible
to get the kerne' out whole. This new
variety has only to be era jked in order
to yield the meat entire. Tho black
walnut has been sai I to be among the
nuts what bacou is among meats
strong und giensy. However, tome
choice wild varieties havo bceu louud
with whilo he. eels cf ih llcite Havor,
nn 1 much may bo ticcoiiji'iisbci 1 y
Tho ltazel cut illlu ir.lrodiiec
largely before long p.s a commercial
product. There ure now miiiioiii of
acres ia (bis country cf wild hazel
brush, which i" n fd.tu'o nhont an biii
n a men's Lead, llcceutly fl i:"W rpe
cics of Lhzci r.r.t has b;eu di -ovcred
in tho State of Wnhinston. It prowt
cn a trco fixty icet lo:jr.', vliich, be-cau-p
the Meui is too fleii li r I t bold
it-elf nrricbt, ritn a'os tim crone ;l
Jjko c vine. J'l every pod it besrs
two ituls in j.lnca of tiio itvial one.
Grafts havo been taken ircia ;i lor
In Enclaud bnrcl rr.l i.vo b.rgr'.
, 1 iicn r.i Wiy Jair i""'-
thpy p.ro dried in lot., nfl r whien
1hcy nio packed in a l.s with n
tprinkiiug of t-a'.t. In puns of llrro; o
thep are used, liko tint ebet tent, for
ranking brcal, r,i.'i nu o.l i. c?prca.e;el
Ia "Cnmpaifrtiing "With G'nnt" by
Geueral lioraco l'uit' r, ia th Cen
tury, oecnrs tiio lo'ilouitig : A coll
lutich wns then catcu c 11' a ii:o t ili'o
ia tho (iininrj room o.' tbo eicertcd
Louse. Liter in t'io nltin.oon o:.l
teuts arrived and wire pitche 1 ne-irtbo
house, and a iiitlo buioro el'.ric tbo
"m?s.s'' fnt down to dinner. Tho tnblo
had been laid under tbo ;'y of a bi!;ro
tent of the i r.ttri n l.nnwn as t'io "iio'
pital tout." Perhaps no h;-aib.ii triers
of a general iu mpremo command d
great armies ever jrc-ented eo o'emo
era! io aa apiit'ar.ui!::1. All thoofliicrs
of the stall- dined r,t tho t.iblu with
their chief, nu.l the stylo ol conversa
tion w-us ns familiar ns t but w hich oc
curs in tho boivholl of any privalo
family. Noibinrf could 1: ivo been
more informal or nneoiivchtioual llrm
tho manner in v.'b cli the mess v.s eon
d'tcted. Tkt) staff o.li.-ers rume to tho
iablo atid left it i.t sturli times is tlii;it:
duties permitted, Boravtimcs lingcrui;.;
over n incal lo indulge in convt rs.i
tion, nt other times lcuninin-.; 1o tako
only a few moiilbfuls in n'l b -to be
fore starting out upon toe Inn s. Tbo
chief ato less aad talked lcs than any
other member of ilio si. ill, aii-iparlooU
only of tho plainest fon.l.
TO MOUM x n iuinr.
Here Is an Important I.c.-sou in Kl
To mount a wheel wiih real ev e ouo
needs to ha a mviu or bcici.ei 'oockired
women. 13ut a goody putt of tuo
wheeling nrmy is neither. This part
rany 'crrn to mouut with comparative
eai-e and with grace by the exercise of
will power, by practie.o and by com
mon fcotijo. Iu mountiug tbo great
dillicuity is io br.hiuco tho wheel,
liahinoing to mount is governed by Iho
vJY4- "-.:--.-, ..-T.-'sw I
1'itcrra wr to jfor.1-
fiuno priueiples that govern balancing
ia ri'iitv.'. T'ho front v, ;ced is turno I
by the himllo bur ia tho p. into direc
tion ia vrhieh cm teems to bo f.iUing.
Tho peJal cn t'as right fide should
be rs.i; ed to a po ut from which it i.
rafy to spring mio the sad 1L'. A.'itcu
i1-, has been turuod to that lieiebt Iho
r cbt foot fhonhl be p-ncd Ufon it,
t!j hMirls ho'Jiag iho I nr. A spring,
into tho sent t-hcnl I bo i.vv'e wmnl
tuusottsiy wi h a lvwl'.iiioa of tha
wl.ee!, wh'ca will cu.'.''!otbo left iooi
I o roach its pedal, rraetio an i the
proper LiuJ of skirt will enable tho
lider to tiisposn of her diap.-rics even
ly on eaoh sido of the saddle.
Sola. is tills tor i'a'nps.
Fscopt tbo common coM, :iainst
which tbotisaeds of ye n i of !;jient:tic
inquiry havo bc.n im .V' etive, tl.cre is
fcnrcilyti dtsciise w bi.'h h is net i's
uiteut cure. 1'lny ilv, i.'t'on t comet'
irotn wc.'en, wb.'i ma-: i;t.: csi-.ii-;
lishrueiits r.ro more cumntoti tliau pub
jic houses, nt'l where thrrc is hardly
nn ill, from hen laclin to he.rtburn,
whiv'b cannot bo cured for you by tho
r.i'ui.str itious of ingeniously cent.ive.l
puoobi'n-j macUiij'.'s. Uut tiio -trau':-ost
of Sweden's inveulious for tho bet
tering of tho health of Jul .minify has
only just been brought into publicity.
It is a aire for corpulence, and its
main principles ire t mt tbo tullercn
should turn somcr.-nilts. To. re r.ro
f-omo who mkht objict tlo.t any bidy
er gcutlemnu enpaolo of turnim-; a
f omersaiilt cannot, sti icily sieakiii;.,
1)3 regarded a corpuietit, en I most
people', uuVsi very eorp'i'iciit indeed,
would certainly pre Vr 1l:i'r prese nt
state to this eventful aud tiieonvenicut
met li ou changing it. Ilv. n the most
particular of us wocid surely prel'cv
t but o'.ir elderly relate ti especially if
femiuine, thoul 1 preb r ti e r present
npneiirunco rather than dc-cu I io t ucii
nu n'nrniiu eaerilieo of ilindy.
Tbo Salvation Army's industrial
farm in California for ib-clinrge-l con
victs is J12 aexu 1jac fc'an P.oui'itl
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