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S tate i- 1 ' ^ c W T G azette . ■1 ‘ The Cazette. Published every SATURDAY MORNING ' A. B. B L IildlT , Proprietor. Officiail Baper of the Yillage. SOBSCBIMION BATES. One Year, in advanoo ............. . . ............... SI 50 j r o B i > 3 ^ ] V ' r i i v o IN ALL rrS BBANOHES. Executed with Neatness and Dispatch AT THIS OMTOE. f advei'fis- 3 10 cents . Special oontraots made with yoavly era on application. lioenl notices in reading columns poT lino. AdYCrtisements, or changes for advertise­ ments, must be handed in as early as Thurs- Tivansiont advertisements must inoan’aWy-bo aid for in advance. M. L. FANCHER, FIRE, LIFE AND MARINE INSURANCE AGENT,^ Opposite the News Boom, Lansingbuigh. j C. L. FULLER. VIIXAGE SPEVEYOR. OELAtfsmaBuaaa and G kebn I sland . Office in Iroy, Mimio Hall. Entrance ' HYATT a COMSTOCK, itliiys & Couiis at Lm 61 Gstalest., Lansingburgb, N.Y. EUGENE HYATI. A. G. OOMSTOOAi S. R. NOYES, 'arholesale and Retail Dealer in Lehigh, Lackawanna & CUMBERLAND COAL. Office and Yard corner of Jay & River Sts., LANSINGBURGH, N. Y. ^ a r g o e s shipped by Rail or Canal atliowest R. HARRISON. CHIilST AND DRDGGIST, state St., nvo doors below Orove St., LANSINGBURGH. Physicians’ Prescriptions carefully pre^ pared. A now and general assortment of Pure Drugs and Chemicals. Watches and Jew< A n e w . .ndjJoweli IVandering from Home to Homo. When swallows were bnildingin early spring And,the roses were red in June; When the g reat white lilies were fair and sweet, the heat o f the Aughst noon; When the winds were blowing the yellow id the Sprig of the harvest nigh, Andthe beautiful world lay calm and Sweet, In the: joy o f a cloudless sky— , Then the swallows were full of glad content In the hope of their Northern nest; Were sure that the land they Were tarrying Of a ll other lands was the best. Ahf if they had heard in those blissfnl.days The Voice they ninst heed say, “Go,” They had left their nests with a keen regrSt, And their flight had been sad and slow. But when summer was gone and flowers contact, however, for he .guessed that it -was the muzzle of a revolver. “ Bring a lan tern !” said the jman who had captured G u y ; and a light was produced almost immediately, But little was visible. Tlio rain­ drops on the branches shone in the light, and, having h ung for a moinent in hrightness, dropped one by one into the blackness; trees and a fence near; by stood half-outlined. There were several horses tied to the fence—horses which looked spec­ tral and shadowy as Guy saw them. In the center of the lighted space there were tvYo men besides Guy. Both : ridently disguised and both were And the brown leaves fell And they watched the snn satti Further on in the northern Then the You with a sigh, atting every day sweet when it bid them They were eager for southward flight, tnd they beat their wings to a new-bor When they went a t the morning light. [f the way was long, yet the way was glad. And they brighter and brighter grew. As they dipped their wings in the glowing they still to the southward flew; found the land of the summer snn. itiful weary wings, lik e swallows we wander from hoipe to We are b irds of passage a t best— In many a spot we have dwelt awhile. We have built ns many a nest. But the heart of the Father will touch our hearts. He will speak to ns soft and low. We shall follow the Voice to the better land. And its bliss and its beauty know. —Mary A , Barr, in Harper’s Weekly. A STRANGE STONY. CHAPTER I. At T h o m a s G o ldsm ith’s, Troy House building, a lew doors baloW Chnnoii Ptece. Gamas H. Adam s, DRUGGIST, 635 & 637 S T A T E S T R E E T , Physioiaus willf'cid the stoolc of Oheinieals BudPaarmacoaliojl Oompomids. complete, and from the mostimiiiuvtd Euglieh, French aul Amod.-an miiinlactunr.L All the Prescrip, tioaa VI ulid sinru Dr. Il uriBo • estab­ lished the busincte. tiiiviy years ago, can bs duplicated a t aoy time, W B MES A^SD L iQ U Q .^S , Paints, Oils & all Smpia Drugs. tngsnd idtemoon, Sandaya e x c ited, in time to conneot with .U trains. Express and Steamboat orders lett at the office coiner ol State and Elizabeth streets, opposite Phoenix Hotel, will receive due attention, and returns promptly made. Checks or orden left at the National ExpicM olflee, in Troy, will be promptly attended to. Fhssenger* arriving at Troy by the evening trains, by leaving their checks a t the Express office, can receive their baggage by the Homing Express. Or­ ders left at J . H. Warton’s, Wood, Willard A Prentice'a and K. A. Burroar’a stores, Troy, willrecMvo prompt attention, Regular Expreaa leaves a t ( a . X. and 3 r . it. Extras ean be bod a t any hour. _____________ GEORGE M. BOPGBEY. LOW PRICfESa W M . O’CONNOR, DKALKR IN ALL KINDS OF BITS, FOmTlT Is the sensible way to live, my friend.” So sang a clear voice, vyith more of ature than cultivation in it. Per­ haps there was more of conviction anci acquiescence in it than of music. ■Whether there be such a thing as “luck” or not, it is certain that care­ less Guy Grawford had found life very good and the world yeryipleasant.whilc taking “whatever the gods had sent” The scene was scarcely calculated to stimulate one to musical efforts. Over­ head were the wet and drooping branches of the trees, under foot tjie soaked soil, and all around the dreary moan of the rain-laden wind. The rain had fallen all day long in an almost silent torrent. As evening, came on i t had lessened a little, while the wind had increased in power. The world seemed now one dreary, vacant were evid heavily ai “ Come on,” s.'iid breath to Guy; and oneof t t “ Don’t you dare to make a noise above a whisper.” The light wentoi ;ht wentou t; but a gentle a hand rested ii captors. Guy Crawford was not frightened; he was surprised and startled, but not frightened. lie had little money with him, no valuable jewels, only an old watch, no papers. Bobbery would be nothing to him. lie didn’t exactly welcome tlio curi­ ous episode in which he was taking an involuntary part,; hut he thought of it in wonder, instead of fear. The line he had been singing ran through his mind—“ Then to take whatever the gods may send ’’—and 5 full force of hi as a ludicrous comment on the senti­ ment it expressed, burst upon him. To have saved his life he couldn’t have helped it—he laiiglied out loud I “ Y o u infernalfO o l!” hissed oneof the men in his ear. “ This isn’t funn even if you think so.” “ I know it,” is a beaut butut itt f touristsourists come, b i is not late, willill Ihinger mer t w l ajCJmountaih: and ocean for weeks yefc |;;- A young naan walks a l6|^' a narrow; strip of sand. A t hiS right ^the.oceaii,: smooth as the summer se^,Tree from; the buffeting hands of the S| 9 rm,. ever becomes. A t bis left is a f§w lihe of: cliffs, high in some plaoes.pThey are-! scarcely more than tw e a t;|feet oppor l iVo have thus far hadijonly the: merest glimpse of this m ah|Y ii 00 king; at him how, we see that & i s young i and strong, handsome and mhble-iook-; IJnless I marry one of them I lose my i share, and it will bo divided among them. Unless each asks hie except for the reason t h a t I am already en-, gaged to one of th e others, he loses liis share, to be divided among the rest. Two of these men love me. One does ; not, But m y share of half a million , dollars Would be a temptation to any uhdrel, wouldn’t it ?” Perhaps so. I can scarcely say hOw low a man might fall. I^ i c h A look of puzzled horror settled i down on her face. ; “ i don’t know which one and I never shall,” she said. “ W hat do you mean ‘li’ moslom Forois and Ceromonfos. The life o f a good Moslena, seehis all interwoven with forms and ies, and the law of the Koran or some such sacred words seems forever on his lips, mixing most freely with all cular matters. No action. seemed iuclihed to bolt, but at last lay : idpwn, facing us, evidently uhwilliDg ogive up his game. Being anxious 0 examine the quagga, and knowing my Boer friend to be reliable, we rode ■up to about fifty yards anidLsmouhted. I held the horses, keeping niy double rifle in reser-.'e in case of accident. The lien, .not liking the look of things, ip got up and walked a few steps toXyard la us, grow’iing savagely. I told the Boer to shoot straight, which lie did, h itting ;the lion witlr his old six to the pound on the point of the shoulder; thehidlet passed out behind the other shoulder, ;dtoppecl the lion on the spot. On {ex­ amining the quagga i t would appear from the claw mark that the lion’s left ’6 not ask( leto he y our vvife, while you still si you love me, and I will tell you.” “ You will not believe mo. Yc , ifitten :zied Ipbk of care irelessjfes which: in the midst of a care, nature gave him when shf,4:endowed him with the cliaracterisps which make him what he is. ^ We have heard more of |;im in the past than we have seen ofthim . Let us listen now. lie is siiiglhg, a little more thoughtfully perhaps m a n when we heard Mm something i% te than a year ago, b u t much the satatejhs then “ Then take whatever thegods may send, “ Goodness gracious!” The climax was not imnaffisal when one considers the cause. a®iidy had ventured too near the e ^ e of the cliff, and went over just ^;.&e came ‘■ T £ 5 ;.teep .U .. r; grave, W: !5he was closely vf and hers Were in disguise hut a minister marriedI me icals forced him t' answered G u y ; “ it’s and serious affair. But 1 take my money and watch at once, and let me go?” “ W e don’t want your money and w^tch, m a n ! We’ve money and watches enough, without going hunt­ ing for them on such a n ight as this. W hat we want is a man. We want you!” They walked for a while in a com­ paratively open ro a d ; they turned aside into a narrow path later. A t length they climbed a stile and entered an inelosure. The dim light of the stormy night ______________ ________ was enough to show white and indis-[ side. tinct masses liero and there. Guy I To bo with her became f c ^ f e it. a recognized them as monuments and joy, a part of Ids very life, headstones. They had entered a < The three cousin's might cemetery. at him; he never JuieW it. The won might he moi Ithoagh steep the cliffs :|were not perpendicular, and Guy spra^;|fbfward and helped break the fall b^^atching the young lady in las arms. She was unconscious wiiea»6 caught her, b u t recovered enough t^|inile her thanks to him, and to p ^ e n t the three young men whoclimbephurfied- ly down to tlie beach to her as her three cousins. f ‘ Guy hafl done little—excc||t' iict on tlieprcoept embodied in hifcfavorite song—for the lady would hive fallen on the sand but for hira,%nd had already escaped the clanger rocks on the way clown. y.- She had, however, or aff^tecl to have, a great deal of gratiTOde, and Guy Crawford always founff-it smile of welcome for him when he her itery. at him; he never JuieW it. The woman walk of'a quarter of an lioui— iiiight he more than kincl to him; he ■eally that, hut seemingly longer—had never guessed it. llis owii hearfrmight iarriedarried themhem intonto whathat Guyuy feltelt wasas a 1 h are startled his intelligence, but he c t i w G f w a j h are startled his intelligence, particularly desolate and retired part never questioned it. of this desolate and retired place. | Never any of these, until he stc They made a turn in an avenue one night with a telegram from his c which was closely hedged with ever-1 plovers in his hand, ilis vacati green, and a strange scene lay before! wliicli was to have lasted for a me them. I imiger, must close. He had only ‘ ’ lalf-dozen lanterns stood on the more day to remain, id or hungig fromrom thehe trees.rees. Inn ■ Inn thehe lightight off coioming vacation. f t t I ! I t l o c parting he uie space thus lighted a group of six ' knew it all a t last, men and one woman stood near .a large J “ I cannot go,” ho saicl; \ I cannot and handsome monument. 'I’lie woman j leave her ! But I must.” was w’rapped in a long cloak and was He thought a little; then he sard: lieavily veiled. Her arms were b o u n d } “ If I had only knowm I should have gone long ago. For her peace and mine I should have gone. I see it realm of n ight and storm. it Guy Crawford, wet and w’eary, and in darkness, alone and lost, tramped sturdily on; and as he pressed forward he sang, over and oVer again: “ Then to take whatever the gods may send, kcr sides. Patting to scruples and doubts an end. She stood in a d e jected a ttitu d e , 1( Is the sensible Way to live, my friend.” jng against the monument. G uy (’r; Guy Crawford had left the little ford could believe she was crying from railroad station at noon. He expected the way her head was bent; but her llis friend there to meet him, but he face was concealed from even tlie than usualal thatat evening h had been disappointed. Aslung the slightest view. mary invitation for a walk along the station-master for directions he set One old gray-haired man, with a beach. out on foot for his destination. | frightened face, stood near her; his Guy Crawford felt that farewell I t involved walking twenty miles ; i Iiands, too, were bound. The rest of must he short, and he knew that, in b u ^ e said to himself th a t he liked the men were free, were disguised, honesty, it must bo hard. You w ill n o t believe me, w’ili think 1 am a mere trifler.” “ Tell me the truth, no matter how strange it is.” “ Well, I will. Somewhere in the mrld I liave a wife living. I never iw her, I never expect to know her. her one night at h e r father’s ith a revolver at my head, My captors . I love you, m to her. The give h er a regu- r certificate; m y name is in it. It legally binding. I think it is even morally binding, since I chose i t de­ liberately rather than death.” “ Guy Crawford, my name is in that certificate, too, and the certificate is in my pocket. One of my cousins was the leader in th a t plot which robbed me of my fortune. God onlyknow.s which, one of the three it was, except the coward hirelings wlio helped him. Had you tried to win my promise to be your wife without owning to this, I should have carried niy secret to my grave with me. But I love you, and I ive tried as h ard as a woman modest- . may to win you. I think I have loved you ever since that terrible night when you became my husband.. Are you satisfied to take what the gods have sent you V” CHAPTER nr. Our closing scene is five years later. The marriage which had taken place- in th a t rainy n ight had been supple­ mented by another ceremony-—a happy one this time. The guilty man has. died and has confessed his crime. 'The other two cousins have, restored the money that the young wife should; justly haye,.^ just told the wphdorf 111 story of her­ self and h e r husband to an interested audience o f neighbors and friends. “ A natural question suggests it­ self,” say a half-dozen in concert. “ The question as to why j’ou wer not a t the .station to meet him, Clin ton ?” says a practical m.an. “ My question is as to whether Guy Crawford would have found life as happy as he has if Clinton had met him?” asks a speculative one. Providence and fate, chance and co­ incidence, each of these had its ad- secular matters. No actioii, however trivial, may ho commenced without coinniehding it tO Allah. A Moham­ medan will not even light a lam p without blessing the name of th e prophsi. Even the criesrof the street-; hawkers bring in frequent aliusiohs to aApirituat market, as when the poor watenCarrier offers a cup of cool, re-i freshing water to all passers'^by, cry-: ing alb-ad, “ Oh! may God reward me!” Whatever be the m atter in' hand, one of the cbmpaiiy will eer-i taihiy utter some such reminder as! “ Semmoo,” and his friends will reply .„ ■ “ Bismillah,” meaning in thb tiame of ; ■he th left hind claw had been flriveh God. In truth, the fatalism of-which into the flank a little below the we hear so much seems little else than; level of the hip-bone, the right liind forearm was thrown over the w ither and the claws.fixed in th e shouider, the rig ht forearm’s claws in the chest, ■ t e left hind claw had been Ariv( we hear so much seems little else than; a strong faith; a power of living calmiy' as In the presence of God (just! as the strongest practical characteristic ■of a poor Hindoo’s faith seems to be a: simple submission to tlie will of the Almighty, under whatever name he jgnize Him). So faith or fa- sems well nigh to njerge, and n Scotch expression of “ It: to be” fieems tolerably akin; smashed a valuabla china vase; but a few minutes later sbe recovered her! equanimity and exclaimed, “ Weel, weell it had been langi’ the family, and it was been to be broke I” so laying this flattwing unction to her, soul she; went calmly on with her Susting. Lane, speaking of this continual allu- lion to the providence of God, men­ tions that no Moslem will speak of any future event or action Avithout adding, ■‘If it h e the Avili of God.” lie explains the cries of the night Avatchmivn, whose deep-toned A’oiee resound througli the 'dark hours, One man cries, “ Oh„ Lord 1 Oh, Everlasting!” A n o ther. says, “ I extol the perfection of the living king, Avho sleepeth not, nor dieth.” He tells, too, of a mode of entertaining a party of guests in Cairo by the recital of a khatmeii, Avhich s the whole of the Koraii c h a i' ’ the hip-bone, the rig h t liind foot evidently on the ground, thus holding the animal as in a vise, while the teeth had met in the neck about three inches or fohr inches behind the ears, smashing the boneits effectually as a tAVO-punce bxillet. Sly two front fingers met in the bite-hole. Death was instantaneous, The lion was a full-groAvn male with perfect teeth. On a previous occasion a riding i belonging to a friend of mine killed near Wonderfohtein, 'Ll vaal, one nii ■Awhile on a vas hobbled k hunt. . Avhen caught. The and the bite tliat^ killed The Savage Gelada. it monkey, i t Avill unt edly go to the Gelada that a New York Avild beast and bird importer hail in his place. According to tlio authori­ ties on natural history, the Gelada DAVS to be as large as a man. If so, is specimen is only about half grown, le.dog-faced baboon is a beauty beside I the gorilla is cp -------- groAvs to be this specimi The.dog-f him, and pastime, with an accompaniment of pipes and coffee. Mr. Lane also speaks of the reverence with which the holy book is treated:—al ways placed on some bigh, gleaR place, where n o o ther' tively* amia Miss kj^ude Walton waited longer than usu th evening for the custo- ¥*EG£STABI.IIS !N'o, 636 State Street, f-AJ&imM C B U N C H GEORGE H. LEMPE, 611 State St., Always haa on hand a fine assortment of go Buited to the soason, conslst'&g of Gentloiui Boots, Caiters I t rained; but rain was better than heat and dust. Guy Crawford readily met each ob­ jection which came up in his mind, llis friend would send for his baggage, he said to him self; liis friend could lend him dry clothes Avlien he a rrived; his friend Avould have a warm Avel- come for him. Guy AA’oiild have laughed at being thought more than a moderately sen­ sible yoimg man. But the man who let the brighter features of his past and the dearer hopes of liis future shut down so near together in his mind as to make the present almost unreal, was a philosopher, Avhetiier he kneiv it When night liad fallen CraAvford realized that he aaos - lost. He belieA-ed it m ight be midnight noAV ; he could only dimly discern objects about him ; he had not seen a human face or a hu­ man habitation for hours. B u t he sang, nevertheles have said, and in the song one his character stood fuUy reveah vouldtal E ffft-d, AvliUe the liglited seemed to he \the made an iinpatiei said son no one 1 could h( The man answered in a 1<uder “ Hot tlie right man ? I! I k n o w ? I Avouldn’t hav( ired Guy. One of the captors held Guy CraAV- 1 the other stepped across the man aa -I io f. The leader an impatient movement, and said something in a tone so I oav that ’ the men to AA’hom he spoke it. He Avas evidently angry. :red in a lo tone: more than one man avou I ing about the c icsty, it must L’ogether in the moonlight night ;hpy Avalked along the sands. The gravest crisis in their lives stood before them. He could not kno-whow much of life and iiaiApinc.ss lay Avithin the reach of ills liand if he p u t it forth in truth and honor. He could not guess how much theAVoman before him would shut hack beliind her lips and never utter, though the silence sieAV her heart, if a cowat id a traitor sought w h at she migl each o the group, and in faA'or of each there are questions asked. U p the hill comes the manly form of Guy Crawford. The light of the set­ ting sun sliines around him. His boy (tuy runs to meet him, and the Avifo and mother follows the two with a look of AA’hich father and son may aac ' II ' 5 proud. “ Hark,” says Clinton, “ I hear the ?art of my question beating up the A ll listen, and up the iiill comes the music of a liappy and honest heart— “Then to take whatever the gods may send, ■*' itting to sornples and doubts an end, the sensible way to live, my friend.” As the voice ceases Clinton asks, “ Is the song true?” A natural question, dear reader, is it? dread lest impurity should a ttach i ink, the paper, or, above all, lest the ink should be applied to the holy name -w-ith a brush made of hog bristles. Worse than all, the book, becoming thus com­ mon, is in double danger of being touched by infidels. Tliis dread of C honoring sacred names extends ca to the ninety-nine titles o f the Prop! and the names of those near of Idn to him. Thus one man Avill refuse to stamp his name upon his pipe-howls because it bears one of the names of the Prophet, which Avill thus be made to pass through the fire. An­ other man, less scrupuloAis, is blamed because he has branded his name, which is also a sacred name, on certain camels and horses. The sin thus committed is three-fold: First, is put-in the fire, Avhieh caus(e 25 CENTS W1I.I. B W A side of lied. Guy ;rfully as not pause ih a :se which opened before him be- s of doubts as to the end of it all. But, despite the debonair way in ■hich he sang of putting scruples to an end, there Avas a strong nndercur- feht of principle and honor in the course of this man’s iite, for all the manifold ebbs and floAvs on the sur­ face— ebbs ana floAVS Avhich ran to and fro with the varying impulses of cir­ cumstances, or fate. Guy Crawford Avould liqve thought of no alternative. He would iiave said “ f a te” a t once. Ho sang tlie three lines over a g a in; then muttered to liimself; “ That’s all r ig h t; hut il natural thing for one to a why ih the Avorld ClintQh was hot at the statioh?” DoAvn the rainy gale ran his voice AND HiS DISEASES. Book of 100 pages. Valuable to every ownei Of bones. Postage stamps taken. Sent postpaid by New York Newspaper Union, |3 0 WVMkSfre't* New YojU. “ Stop your noise!” said a harsh voice at his elboAV, and a heavy hand W£W laid on llis shoulder. “ Stop your Something else touched his Uirehead; lie could not see Aviiat it Avas. His im- jmlse to fight Avas conquered by its have supposed iild be tramp- about the country on such a night except lie was Avell paid for it. This feUoAV came along shouting some non­ sense about ‘taking AA’liat the gods sent,’ and Ave took him at his Avord, you see, and took liim.” Tiie leader laughed—a low, stifled laugh it Avas ; a laugh that was shut in by the disguise which covered his face—but it showed that something had pleased him. He spoke again, and as I oav as be­ fore ; and the impatient mah\Authhim answered: “ He’ll do, yon say? I should hope so. Why, I wouldn’t go hunting throiigii this black night for another one for tiAvee the pay you offer 1” The leader spoke again and the man betore him nodded and turned aAvay. He spoke loud enough for all to hear: “ ■Whoever fails to do Avhat he is or­ dered to-night will hot have a chance to disobey orders again in this Avorld!” To the wom.an lie said: “ You knoAV this place? It is your father’s grave.” H er head w<as boAved and remained bent loAver than before. He turned to the old man. “ You knoAV the girl? You preached at his funeral who lies here.” “ I know her. I ImeAv him. You are right,” he said. eastern sky light through. The party Avho iiave made thlfpast night a mystery are mounted novv—-all but Guy OraAvford. The two cap-^ tives are captives still--he alone is free. The one Avho has been spolo man during the jiig h t turn;! to Idip they ape ready to move off, raitor sought what she might “ I am going away have received a telegran it im'perativ \ morrow. I rhich makes wear av served. B u t a look of faith in his truth came back to her face as lie continued; “ Yes, I am going; I ought to have gone before. I never kneAV-~God help m e !—until to-night that I loved you. I iiave been blind to my own heart. I must tell you I love you--I d o ; but Ave e.an never be more than friends.” “ You have hot asked me to give you any hope.” “ No—^norshalll. I have no right Agriciiltaral Voml rs. Stalks of Avheat six feet high, Avith heads six inches long, are the pride of California farmers. A beautiful tiAberose, with a stalk six feet higli, is tlie property of Mr. A. II. Lutz, of Lancaster, Fa. The longest cucumber ever groAvn in the South Avas on exhibition in North Carolina. It is forty-seven inches long. The corn crop of Texas this year is estimated at 140,000,000 bushels. Tli value of the agricultural products ( that State is $94,071,998. The largest tobacco leaf reported this season was groAvn by John C. Douglierty, of Lancaster county. Pa. is forty-six inches long and twenty- jven Avide. William Pfeiffer, of Gunpowder, Md., tbibits a stalk of corn measuring six- jen and a half feet from the root to le top, and ten feet tAvo iqphes from le root to tli le Avoman would never let a realth deter her.” sed each of my cousins to- io do so. lack of A “ I refus< “ I am sorry. Since I can never Avin you for my Avife I wish some noble man tlie good fortune which cannot be mine.” “ One of my cousins is not a good man. Ono of tliein is 'as great a scoundrel as ever lived.” “ You should find some little excuse for him in the fact that he loves you.; No man can be Avholly bad who truly: loves a good woman.” “ He doesn't love me. He 'merely ■ pretends he does.” “ Merely pretends, stand.” “ rilexplain to you. I have a small fortune fi-om an aunt; tout my father’s fortune Avfis loft with strange con-i ditions. He loved my cousins almost! as he did mo 10 of tlieni I the ear. riffih, Ga., lias the largest peach lard in the South, containing 50,- trees and covering nearly 600 , Four hundred grafted apple and 5,000 pear trees stand on the same farm. There are 12,000 head of Jersey cat­ tle on th e Isle of Jersey and 6,000 the Isle of Guernsey. Tl tions from both are nearly per yean Several hundri the United States. ■ u s h beari The exporta- leavly 3,000 head ■ red come to plied to the neck of the camel, \causing blood to floAV and pollute the sacred hame; tliirdly, the camel is certain some day, in lying clown,-to rest his neck on something unclean. This dread of casting holy things into the fire does not, hoAvever, seem to apply to such'as can be consumed. A Mo­ hammedan, finding a fragment of paper covered with Avriting, will hum it so tliat if holy Avords .should he thereon inscribed, the flames nsay bear them up and the angels carry them tp heaven.— Gentleman’s Magazine, How the LiouKIlls llis Prey. I once had a rare chance of seeing a lion catch and kill his prey in the open daylight. While on a short hunt to the north of Waterherg, in the Transvaal, in the winter of 187-1, with a Dutch boer, we saddled up one after­ noon to shoot a couple of quaggas (BiircheU’s^.ehra) for our folloAvers, quagga meat being preferred above all others by the natives of that country. We had ridden a considerable round without falling in Avitli any, but about an hour before sundoAvn Ave came across a troop of about fifty. Galloping up Avithin shot, Ave lired, Avlien ono mare dropped. Reloading and mounting, Ave started after the troop, which had noAV disappeared over a ridge. On gaining the rise wesaAV the quaggas tailing out in the holloAv and commencing to as­ cend a second slope, one or two .stal­ lions bringing up the rear, as is usually the case. Cantering on, my companion suddenly pulled up and pointed out to me alien trotting^wift- ly up across the qilagg.-is’ lini/ of re­ treat behind a fcAv scattered boulders and low bushes dotting the .slope, evi­ dently Avith the intention of securing to the supper. We moved slowly forward, be when the liinduiost stallion, thinking dc we were getting too close, started after his companions at a smart canter. It comparatively small, aft of his enor­ mous protruding muzzle, and looks as if it merely held brains enough to fur- nish the malace th a t burns In his wicked iittle eyes. Not jayen *--a lion or tiger posses. Ylio ' c m ihe ,- fangs are a good inch and a half ih length, keenly pointed at their tips* and their inner edges are jilmost as sharp as razors. 'Travelers aver th a t llis sprightly habit in combat is to “ spring upon bis enemy and bury his teeth in the throat, tlien to violently [lusli the antagonist from him, cutting the throat to ribbons.” The beast looks as if he would act in just that Avay, if he thought it was the meanest thing he could do. His nose consists of tivo ugly broad nos­ trils with a double tube connection up into his head. When ho wants to show llis frightful teeth h e flops his upper lip back and doubles that nose over upon itself. On liis breast is a largo lozenge-siiapeil patch of skin, hare of hair, Avhich becomes brilliantly crim- on when he is very angry. I t is al- vays rather red, for liis temper is never good. A mantle of very long ami thick black fur springs from liis neck, and falls down over his should­ ers. His arms and legs are very long and poAverful, his finger and too nails are like an eagle’s claivs in length and sharpness, and he can use eitlier hands or feet equally Avell in grabbing, tear^ ing or claAving a piece o ut of the hand ir clothing incautiously put within his ’each. H e is said t o he a n unconquer- ible and treacheroiis savage, capable of no such tiling as gratitude, affec­ tion or good nat’jre. W h at h e pines for most is a fight w ith somebody. In his native wilds, in the high mountains of Abyssinia, 9,'000 to 12,000 feet above the level of the sea, he revels in comh.at with the regular baboons of tlie country, fighting Avith clubs, stones, teetli and claws, and always coming off victorious except when there is an overAvlielming force against ■I ■'I 1 1 I identical Ayith those on the quagga. From all testimony that I could gather from old huhters during seven­ teen years’ residence in the Transvaal, and my own limited observation, I would say that the lion uses his claws as a holding poAver and kills by bite.---!- London Field, offered savage Ldoubb lal,.,. J J ait for chances to do them. There must be plenty of Geladas in Abyssinia, for the hooks of natural history tell us that “ they are gregarious, and generally stay up in the moun­ tains, blit make incursions in very small bodies of 100 ot 200 down to tlie loAvland.s, and do great damage to the fields of the natives.” But they are exceedingly rare in captivity. In Europe i t iias never been found praiv ticablo to keep one longer than twenty days. In its Aviid state it lives on snails,Avorms—to g e t at which it turns over big stones—and upon the crops of the exasperated farmers in its vicinity. it covers over TOO square feet of ground. A single stem had sixtee buds, and stems having tAvelve, ten < I doii’t under- ions; He loved m y coii; as Avcll as he did mo, lie wanted to marry one of tliem, bub did not e If his Wish carried out tune and ei say Avliich ono; I f his Wislies were ivried out I Avas to have half his for­ mer cousHis a sixth, At Your Service, Scene on railway platform at Hei­ delberg—traveler *to university stu­ dent : “ Sir, you are croAvding--keep back, sir.” U. S.—fiercely— Don’t you like it. A II oav mo to tell you tliat I am at your service a t any time and place,” Traveler—^lAcnignantly—“ Ah, in- deeil, that is very kind of you. Just carry this satchel for me to the hotel ” companions at a smart was noAV exciting. 'The, quagga Avas close to the line of tlie lion’s approach; a couple of seconcl.s more and the dark mass of tlie lion’s form sliot out from behind a stone on his prey. In a mo­ ment the quagga Avas on the ground. The lion left him instantly', moved a few yards distant and lay doAvn Avith ilis head aAvay from the quagga, twitch­ ing bis tail nervously from side to side, as much as to say: “I have done that jiroperly.” Tlie Avholo tiling Avas done so quickly and mulilmly tliat it is difficult to (lei-crilje. The lion had not , butut ridingding nearer he turned yet seen us, b ri nearer he and faced, loi ’ ‘ put out a t her, and , Atiirst he three yes Smokers of cigars in the cafes in some parts of Germany make it a rule; ^ to c u t off carefully the end of the cigar before proceeding to smoke it, and to deposit the piece so severed in a metal box or tray placed toboldit in the cen­ ter of tiio room. The trays a re placed in tlio cafes by a benevolent society which lias numerous branches, and the aim it iias in vieAv is to supply a cer­ tain number of poor children with a neAV suit of clothes at Christmas each year. The statistics furnished by nine- teen of the branches in the Rhenish provinces show that in 1881 no less than 4,500 p o unls of tobacco were col­ lected in this Avaj. This was sold for £1,200, a sum Avhicli siifliced to pro­ vide an outfit for over 1,700 ■foor children at an expense o f about fifteen shillings each. The branches of the society are steadily Increasing injaum- ber, anti have (]6ubled witliin the last

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