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Boston Weekly Globe (Newspaper) - December 8, 1891, Boston, Massachusetts The Boston weekly Globe tuesday december a 1891. k Little girl who believed in fairies. By Mes. Francks Hodgson Burnett. He was a Little girl i knew when first i was married and i \ v j shall always re Mem 1 let or her As she was then when she was 7 years old and we were intimate acquaint aures. She was in fact at that time the Only _ very intimate a stance i had though i knew a Good my people. Vie were about the same age. Though it is in that i had lived some time longer than s had. But there was something consult about Birdie which made me feel that or All they did not make so much differ be Between us those Lea years which d entitled me to be married. She was much Mere mature and serious some ways than i was but that probably ase from her greater experience. She wa9 the Mother of a most interesting Nily. And i had not yet been introduced boy and the socialist t was indeed through a member of her Nily that we became such intimate ends. It was through miss Anna who d been stricken with the measles and rough an incompleteness in tile matter of la which was supposed to be Quot striking in Quot Stead of Quot coming out a was giving her rent Tho gravest anxiety digs Anna was not a Young lady As might supposed. She was a Large doll and Almeh she looked Young she was quite added in years for a dolls for she was 18 ars old. She had been the doll of Birdie s aunt she is universally admired and respected and r head was made of China. The first time i saw her i had driven out see birdies Mamma at the charming use in the country where Thev lived think that As soon As i entered the room a miss Anna Aud observed that she is an invalid. She was lying in invalid de upon a sofa Lier kid arms were Casily tucked away under the shawl that Vered her. And her Blue China eyes wore de rather glaringly upon space. Evi Nutly she was concentrating All the Cher is of a Gigantic China intellect upon her Ness. Having a Strong private affection for dolls find to even increases with years. I Cali today pass the windows of be Petit Lin Bleu in the Boulevard Dos capucine.? thou loitering. I could not help casting occasional interested glance at the sofa like i talked to birdies Mamma and the Igor Quot the major Quot was birdies papa. But suddenly my interest was greatly encased. The door ened and a Alen a. Delicate Little i came in and dining to think that the grown it peo were talking she mid be unnoticed git with the most rious and absorbed tie face to the sofa. A die was a very titty child. She w Astry slight and w wed very softly 0 had Fine Brown in which Hung be a pure fair in with a faint be Leaf color and a Licate. Small face the the Dearest in Badie s Inea 0f a cent Golden Brown t Aik. Is i Ever saw. The Clear eyes had the Beauty of a Crystal 01 in the deep Forest a Pool which had ver been disturbed and had never reeled anything less Sweet in nature than n Light filtered through the Trees Aud endly Little Birds chirping As they came drink and Bathe their wings such child of they take the least cold. If you can get them through without taking cold they Are All rights but if they catch cold and it strikes in ifs the most anxious tiling. Would it disturb Lier if i went and looked at her a Quot i should lie very glad if you would look at said Birdie. Quot you see she is hushed a i said having looked at miss Anna. A if you keep her warm and give her hot things to drink i dare Sav she will have quite a Beautiful rash before night. I had a Wax one once who had Scarlet Ina and i think i saved her life with hot camomile when i went away Birdie and i were no longer acquaintances but friends and our Friendship was destined to be a very interesting one. At first Birdie lived in the country and i in the town a few Miles away and during the hot Southern summer my visits to her Home used to be a great Relief to me. Her House Wras inuit in the midst of a Beautiful Grove of Pine Aud Oak Trees and talking about Faries. It was chiefly while wandering under their shadows that we had our most interesting conversations. It was there i found out one of birdies prettiest fancies which ended in our spending together one of the most delightful mornings of my life. It was a Lovely summer morning and we were rambling about together gathering a Flower or so As we talked or stopping to watch a Bird or bending Down to examine some interesting Little insect in the grass. I had indeed gathered a Good Deal of information on various subjects because the who had been a Confederate officer had become a professor in a Well known Southern University and he and his Little daughter who were great friends were in the habit of exploring the Woods in a Happy sort of Way together so Birdie really knew Many things about Birds and insects and rocks and Dowers. She had in eur saying something to me about a certain kind of tall swaying grass i admired and she quietly stooped tied the Long Blades together and Bent them carefully Down in the part where the knot was. Quot what Are you doing that for a i asked. Quot a in she answered quite simply lifting her Clear eyes with a smile Quot it is for the Quot for the fairies a i said. Quot Well. You see a she said glancing round at the wind swept Sun dappled Field Flowers Ami grasses a there Are so Many of them bore. They live in Tho country you know they done to like the town to live in they Only go there to see people they Are fond of. A Riverside that was the name of their country House Quot is full of Thitu. And they Are so fond of swinging. So when i come out i tie the tops of Tho Long grasses and Bend Over them. It makes a Little swing you i saw that it did and i saw too that she had not a shallow of doubt that it would Sway to and fro with the Light weight of a fairy before it had time to Wither. A i do a great Many things for them a she said. A and they Are so glad and they do so like Quot let us make some More i said. Kneeling Down and beginning to look for the tallest grasses. And Tell me what other things you do. Do you know them the fairies i mean a a a i know them a she answered busying herself with another swing Quot but i have never seen them. I just do things to make them Happy. You see they Are so tiny tiny tiny that it Isnit easy to see them. Quot they think Weare giants and they Are rather frightened of us until they know we Are their friends and they run away and hide in Flower cups Aud uniter leaves and in the grass. They know now that i wont Hurt them so perhaps i May see them some Day. I Hope i Quot i wish f could see them a i said Quot i always did so want to see a fairy a Quot they Are so pretty a she said. Quot they Are dressed in clothes made of Flowers or spun out of sparkling spiders webs and they have diamonds made of Dew drops and sometimes their Hall dresses Are spun Ous of Sunshine and Moonshine and that Light White morning she spoke of the fairies As if she were speaking of humming Birds or butterflies or bees. I Felt As if they might be swarming about us at that cry minute. I tried to pretend to myself that it was True and i succeeded pretty Well. Too. Quot have they balls and Ball dresses a i asked. Quot but of course they have because in be read about Quot they Are fond of balls a she answered. Illik Wyt. He Birdie crossed the room and gave me heu hand. Finishing touch we made Moss seats to rest on Between the dances. The supper room required Muon More work. First we had to find a piece of Diamond As Birdie called it which was and farther away each time. Or. Locke never took his eyes from . Quot ifs cold mighty cold a he said presently Ilion he spoke to again. Quot bound come Here sir now git Down to the right shape Aud size and White enough your knitting come knuckle Down try �?i-------i.i-----------1. A i Ion i Mem old fellow try pm a thus encouraged , with his nose and sparkling enough to make a table. A by said the sparkles were really diamonds. And the fairies did not like chairs or tables without diamonds. To the ground went carefully around the hog pen. At one spot he paused went on and then came Back to it. Boat Drifting Down the River. What at amt a a Well Suh i speak of de True our. Tor git out Fiat Dey Wiz oneyear you Ole a Quaintance in Clat boat and i bet a trip Dat of you n a hollered Howdy Dey a a hollowed Howdy Back at Harbert was still too Busy to look up. Quot hit be funniest boat what i never come a Cross a he went on Quot a wine floating Long Down by itself an Den. Of top or Dat come i. The plates and dishes were made of Small end then came Back to it. This perform. Curled Rose petals and the cups for Hie Alice he repented several times and then j floating Long Back agin. Fairy wine which was Dew. Birdie told me wore the dins of the tiniest Flowers we could find. It was very pretty when it was j All finished and then Ive prepared the bed j room in the hollow of the tree. That was carpeted with leaves and had i Moss Beds and pillows for Roseleaf and i blossoms Bailies. Indeed it was All so charming that it made me wish to be a j Fain myself but that was nothing new lie i cause i had always wished i was a fairy. Birdie was Quito satisfied when we left the tree and on our Way Lek to the House we talked in the most animated Way of what the fairies would Sav when they saw i our preparations for them and what Thev j would do and How much they would like j us for being so Friendly i had Many charming mornings with j Birdie. Our Friendship grew More and More intimate and at the end of tile summer her family left their House in the j country and took a Hoise in town which i was just on tile opposite Side of the Street j from mine. But before that i bad a delightful visit i from miss Anna. Birdie mid i pretended that she was obliged to visit some fashionable Mineral Springs after her measles. So i carried her to my House in town and kept her there. I was making Lier some new things to Wear. I remember there were some pocket handkerchiefs among them and when she went Back to Riverside she was neatly dressed and her Kotlier found her looking very Well Aud much improved by the Mineral Waters. It was after her family had taken Possession of Hie town House that i nearly Mado a fearful error in speaking of miss Anna to her Mother. Birdie was sitting in a swing in Tho Garden and i was on a Low seat near her. And in speaking of miss annals Many accomplishments isaid % Quot she is the nicest doll i Ever knew a the most startled expression came into her sensitive Little face and she put up her hand As if to Stop me. Quot of. Done to mrs. Burnett a she exclaimed Quot of please hush never say she is a doll. I never mention the word before her. It would Hurt her feelings so a Quot would it really a i said. Quot in a so sorry i said it she did no to hear it though. She is in her room Quot miss Anna does t know she is a doll a said Birdie. Quot she never dreams it. She thinks she is just like us and i Cotile not hear to have Lier find out that her head is made of China or that it seems Uke that to people who done to love her. It Isnit China to me and neither Are her arms kids but then in a her never again was i guilty of inferring that miss Anna was a dolls never so Long As i knew her. I should not mention it now Only i know she never reads papers and my dear Little Birdie who must be a grown up Young lady by this time would understand How far i am from meaning any disrespect to Lier dear old China memory. It was very absorbing when boy was introduced to Birdie and miss Anna Ana myself. Birdies experience As a Parent was very useful to me in my first venture and she had a very Good opinion of boy. Though i think we were both quite Frank in admitting that just at first he was More big than exactly Beautiful. I went abroad the next Spring and when i kissed Birdie for the last time i thought we should be intimate friends again in about two years. But since those Days Chance has placed us almost at different ends of the world. Birdie must be by now a grown up Young lady. When i think of her. As i often do knowing How Manv fairy things seem to fade away As we grow from a child to a woman. I cannot help saying to myself wistfully Quot i Hope she still believes in the fairies and i Hope because she is so gentle and tender she sometimes sees the dogs ran along the River Bank harking and howling. On the Turner Plantation. A Georgia boy s adventures during the War. By Joel Chandler Harris. Author of Quot Unen reins a Quot night with Uncle Kemu a Quot daddy Julep the runaway a Quot Balaam and he master a Quot free Joe a Etc. Chapter Iii. Tracking the runaway. Be sunday morning not Long after Joe a adventure with Mink Harbert came to him with a serious face. A Smarse said a Dey or Gwine Ter Ketch Mink Dis Quot How do you know a a erase Dis morning whiles i was a feeding do hogs i seed one or Dom Gaither boys Corning Down de Road under whip and Speer and i a him whar bouts he Gwine and he say he Gwine after Bill Locko and his Nigger dogs. He a Low Dat he know where Mink bin last Friday night. And Dey Gwine to put de dogs on his track and Ketch him. Dey la be a Long Back Dis a Way the lad had witnessed a Fox Chase and had hunted rabbits hundreds of times not Only with the Plantation barriers but with hounds but he had never seen a runaway negro hunted Down and lie had a boys curiosity in the matter As Well As a personal interest in the Fate of Mink. So he mounted his horse and waited for or. Locke and Young Gaither to return. He knew Bill Locke Well having seen him often in Hillsboro. Or. Locke had been an overseer but he saved Money bought two or three negroes and a Little farm of his own. His two dogs music Aud sound were known All Over the country and they were the terror of the negroes not because they wore fierce or dangerous but because of their sagacity. Sound was a Small Brown hound not larger than a Beagle but he had such Powers of scent that the negroes regarded him with superstitious Awe. He had what is called a Quot cold which is a Short Way of saying that he could follow a scent 36 hours old. Aud yet he was a very shabby looking dog. When Locke and Young Gaither Rode by they were joined by Joe Maxwell and his company seemed to be very Welcome especially to the Gaither boy who regarded the affair As a frolic. Or. Locke was a Man of very few words. His face was dark and Sallow and his eyes were sunken. His neck was Long and thin and Joe observed that his Quot Adam s apples was unusually Large. As the negroes said or. Locke and his dogs Quot favored each other. He was Small Aud puny and his dogs wore Small and scrawny. Quot do you think you la catch Mink a asked Joe. Or. Locke looked at the lad almost i tingly and smiled. Quot Well git the Nigger a he replied Quot if he a been seed sence Friday noon. Well git him if he ainu to took wings. All i ast of him is to stay somewhere.? on top of the ground Aud he a a Why did the negro run away a said jo9 to Young Gaither. Quot of he can t get along with the overseer. And i done to blame him much. I told Hogan to work his Way toward an old Field going very slowly and carefully. Quot Well sir a a said or. Locke heaving a sigh of Relief Quot i thought it a a gone Case but Tim Nigger s been Bere and we be got Quot maybe is trailing somebody else a Joe Maxwell suggested. Or Locke laughed softly and i tingly. Quot wily i Tell you what he exclaimed Quot if All tile niggers in the country had tramped around hero that dog track roue of Mem but the special Nigger we re after. Look at that Puppy How lie s working a and truly it was an interesting if not a Beautiful sight to see untangling the tangle of scent. More than once lie seemed to be dissatisfied with himself and made Little excursions in search of a fresher clue but he always returned to the Point where he had left off taking up the faint thread of scent and carrying it farther away from the hog pen. The patience and Industry of the dogs were marvellous. Or. Locke himself was patient. He encouraged the hound with his voice but made no Effort to urge him on. Gradually worked out the problem of the Trail. Across the Hill he went with Many turnings and twisting until finally he struck into the path that led from the negro quarters to the Spring where the washing was done. Down this path the hound ran without designing to put his nose to the ground. At the Branch lie lapped his fill of water and then took up his problem again. A Liaf dozen Wash pots were scattered around and under the largest afire was smouldering. On a Bench Side by Side three tubs were sitting and it was at this Bench that bound picked up the Trail again. Evidently Mink had paused to Chat with the woman who was washing. Tile ground was moist and had Little trouble. As he re it overed the Trail lie expressed his gratification by a Little whimper. The Trail led Down the Spring Branch and into a Plantation Road then Over a Fence and across a Quot new ground until it struck a a path that led to an Arbor near a Church quiere the negroes had been holding a revival meeting. At this Point there was another problem for . A Hundred or two negroes had been gathered Here and it was evident that Mink had been one of the crowd mingling Aith the others and walking about with Rem. Your Gaither called or. Lockers attention to this. Quot you la never get the Trail away from Here in the world a said lie. Quot Why done to you take and Circle round with him a Quot that dog a said or. Locke watching the hound anxiously a has got notions of his own and lies bound to carry Mem out. Ile wont to fooled with. Done to say nothing. Just stand off and watch him. He a been in worse places than this but it was a tedious task had before him. Winding in and out in the mazes of an invisible labyrinth turning and twisting. Now slowly now More rapidly he pursued. With unerring nose the footsteps of the runaway and when to had followed the Trail away from the Church he was going at a brisk Pace and his whimper had changed to an occasional yelp. Or. Locke who up to this time had been leading his horse now took off his coat folded it carefully and Laid it on his Saddle. Then he remounted his horse and with Gaither and Joe Maxwell trotted along after Bis dog. A mile farther the dogs paused at a tree where there were traces of fire. Scattered around were scraps of Sweet potato peelings and Here is where the gentleman roasted last or Locke never took his eyes from . Meh. Dreaming eyes one loved them As soon As she lifted the Long curled lashes. She was busying herself so anxiously about the sofa that i glanced questioningly at the major. A ooh that is said with a kindly and slightly humorous smile. Quot Birdie. Dome end shake bands with mrs. Birdie crossed the room and gave me her hand and a Sweet Little Sui Ile. I kept the hand in mine and gave her a Luule in return but i tried to make it sympathetic because i recognized at once that the Case of the invalid on the sofa was not one to trifle with. Quot i am very glad to see you 1 said. Quot your papa has talked to me about you. But i am lorry you have illness in your family. Nope it is not very carry you Ope it i a a i a not laughing at ally i would not have laughed for worlds in that serious Little face. I tarted quickly to imagine that i was 7, and that i was right in the midst of a belief that my favorite China child was Iii and i knew it would disturb my feelings very much if i were suddenly called from her bedside to shake hands with a Bride who made Light of me. A a Apa in one second i saw in Birdie s Clear Goja Brown eyes a look of Relief Aud appreciation. She mile friends with me 911 the spit without Auy further preliminaries. I am afraid it is she said looking Back at the sofa. Quot miss Anna has the Measle very badly and you know sometime the measles torn out dreadfully Serl Quot Sefc i mid. A the danger is you know. Quot they dance every night there is Moonlight. They have asked miss Anna to their balls they Are not afraid of Here they think she is a sort of Quot did she Ever go a i inquired. Quot Well no. She a Small compared with us you know but she is big compared to fairies and i think she was afraid she might tread on some of them and that would have spoiled All their Quot to it would a i replied. Quot but it would have been Nice if she could have gone and sat Down carefully and just looked on. Then she could have told you about it. Now we have made swings enough what could we do next a Quot i have just thought of something Verv important said Birdie. A there is a full Moon tonight and they Are going to have a grand Ball in the Grove before the House and i was going to prepare their ballroom under the Oak tree that has a hollow in it. Quot they use the hollow for a bedroom to take off their things in and if any of them bring babies they want very soft Moss to Lay them i Quot do they bring their children sometimes a i j asked. Quot they do just now. Roseleaf and Blos it som Lith have babies and fairy babies Are i so tiny they Daren to leave them alone be a cause the least breath of wind might blow them we left the fairy swings and went to the Oak at once Aud began to work in the most Earnest manner. First we cleared away ail twigs and fallen leaves and bits of Pebble from under the tree and made a charming smooth place to dance on. Then we made a Fine Moss carpet and bordered it with fresh leaves and As a night a said or. Locke Aud it must have been True for sound with his head in the air made a half Circle picked up a warmer Trail Aud the two dogs were off like the wind. Joe Maxwell became very much interested. The horse he was Riding was Swift and game and he Drew away from the others easily. Neither ditches nor gullies were in his Way and in Tho excitement a six rail Fence seemed to be no obstacle. Or. Locke shouted something at him. Probably some word of warning but the words failed to reach the lads ears. Butterfly fought for his head and got it and Iii the twinkling of an Eye carried his rider out of hearing of his companions. The dogs had swerved a Little to the left and were making straight for the River the Oconee. Butterfly ran into a Plantation Road and would have crossed it but Joe held him to it and soon discovered that he was gaining on the dogs. From slightly different directions Tho hounds and the horse seemed to be making for the same Point and this Point As it turned out. Was the Plantation ferry where a Batteau was kept. Joe Maxwell reached the top of tile Hill overlooking the River just As the dogs reached the ferry. Here he Drew rein and looked about him. The hounds ran about on the River Bank Barking and howling. Sound went into the water but finding that he was Drifting Down instead of going across he made his Way out and Shook himself but still continued to bark. A Quarter of a mile away there was a great Bend in the River. Far Down this Bend Joe could see a Batteau Drifting. A lie watched it the thought struck him that it did not sit As lightly in the water As an empty boat Pap this morning that if i had to choose i should. Quot suppose a he asked himself with a v 1 a laugh suppose Mink is in the Bottom of that Batteau Between Mink Aud Bill Davidson id take Mink every time. Quot but the trouble with Pap is he a getting old Aud thinks he can to get along without an overseer and overseers Are mighty hard to get now. I Tell you right now that when i get grown i m not going to let any overseer bang my niggers or. Vocke said nothing but Joe heartily endorsed Young Gaithers sentiments. When they arrived at the Gaither place or. Locke asked to be shown the House that Mink had occupied. Then he asked for the blankets on which the negro had slept. These could not be found. Finally a dirty Greasy bag in which Mink had carried his dinner to the Field was found. This would do. Or. Locko said Aud taking it in his baud he called his dogs and held it toward them. Joe observed that sound smelt it More carefully than music. Quot now. said or. Locke Quot where bouts was he seed at the hog pen last Friday night All right Well ride around a there and Kinder Send him a Joe was very much interested in All this and lie watched or. Locko and his dogs very closely. When Tivey arrived at the hog pen the negro Hunter dismounted from his Norse and examined the ground. Then he spoke to hts dogs. A bound a a exclaimed sharply Quot what Are you doing i ook about. Music what Are you Here for a the shabby Little dog seemed to have been suddenly transformed. He circled around the hog pen rapidly getting farther Quot How do you know about the Batteau Quot Quot whiles you bin Gwine Long de Road Marse mid Harbert still making a great pretence of gathering up the trash in the room Quot amt you never is see All dem Little Birds h\4u amongst de Boshes and a Long do Fence Quot Well. Sui dem Little Birds Kin Tell Mon tales of you listen at Mem right close Dan All Deze yer papers what Yon bin Dover mighty Cut us and Dey or mighty Cun nine. Quot Dey Tole me lots Mon Dan Dat. Dey say Dat de Young Gaither boy took and sent word Tor Marse Tom to Lenmons Dat somebody done gone and stole de Batteau at de ferry. But Yit when Marse torn go out for Ter look Atter his boat Dar she is right Spang where lie let her. Now How you a count for Dat a Quot then Mink a Quot Coon and Possum a interrupted Harbert As or. Snelson the Printer appeared in the doorway. Quot a Possum it is a exclaimed that genial gentleman. Quot in season or out of season ill never refuse Quot Well Suh a said Harbert a ref de talk Gwine Ter fall on Possum in a bleeds Ter go lease when i hear folks talking a bout a Possum hit make me dribble at de tile negro went off laughing loudly. Copyright 1891. To be continued a West Point in War Days. The cadets code of Honor. By Catt. Charles Kino v. S. A Chi. And now we come to a Point on which i have been questioned Many a time and that Lias doubtless occurred to every Young Man who has read this series of stories. Setting aside the possibility even the despised a a plebe so informing on his persecutors which in our time at least the plebe would never do was there no other Kay of putting a Stop to these indignities and outrages a fellow fight fight bless your unsophisticated soul of course lie could and did and doing so was just exactly As much against the printed regulations of the United states military Academy As any other of the thousand and one things a Cadet was enjoined not to do. Fight Why we had no end of them and any one of them meant court martial and possible dismissal for every Roan who took part in the affair provided somebody a preferred in All my association with the Academy i never knew a summer Aud a Camp when the plebes were As mercilessly persistently a Quot devised a As we called it then and Quot hazed a As they Call it now As that of 62 and toward the end of the Camp there came to the Point the wife of a Union general the Mother of one of our class. Her son could not visit her at the hotel the afternoon of Lier arrival. Quot had an important engagement at fort was the Brief explanation. A what on Earth does this mean a she asked of one of the officers Rte duty at the Academy an old Comrade of her husbands. Quot looks like a fight a was the Cool reply. Quot the boy has the right stuff in Quot but i thought fighting was contrary to regulations and that you officers had to Stop everything of Tho Quot yes. It certainly is contrary to regulations. To it was in your husbands time when he had six or eight fisticuffs a year. Boys have to fight my dear Madam is i specially Here. There a no other Way of settling their Quot but if caught they re court martial led. Done to you have to report them a a i certainly do if i catch that a one thing i never try to catch. If i happen to hear among you dear ladies up Here at the hotel that cadets so Aud so have had a falling out. Aud that a settlement was in i pending i keep away from old fort Clinton until Tho report is received from Tho Post \ surgeon that cadets so and so Are in the Hospital for a Day or two on account of in fact i make it a Point to keep away from that historic Battleground entirely for fear of interrupting some affaire do Hou eur. Of course if there were bad blood or foul play we would step in. But they regulate All these things themselves and their fights Are generally As fairly managed and As luckily fought out As Auy Ever to begin with bullying was out of the question. A big Burly fellow who attempted to Hector some youngster Quot not ins would bring Down upon himself the censure of the whole corps and if he persisted would surely be Quot sent to Coventry a Cut dead by every Cadet whose Aca Haiut Ance was Worth having. By this unwritten Law of the battalion there were always four or five members of j the senior class who were the arbiters of All vexed questions who prohibited unequal their comical Side. No Man could be known As Over anxious to fight Ever seeking pretext for quarrel tiny More than lie could stagger under Tho stigma of cowardice. Quot never seek never shirk Quot was the motto and therefore an unwritten code As to what did arid what did not constitute Casus Belli was in existence and some of its tenets wore Peculiar. A plebe for instance could not claim to have been insulted because a yearling referred to him As a Quot beast a that being the general term by which the entire array of new cadets were known for the first three months of their probation. He could not properly demand satisfaction though he would unquestionably get it if Bedin for being hazed devised tormented smoked out Blanket tossed or even yanked unless in so doing a yearling actually Laid hand upon him. To haul a plebe from tent to ditch by his Blanket was not to be regarded As an affront. It was All right to cover a fellow with dust and dirt and slide him Over cobble stones or Broom hand irs on Bis mad career about Tho shadowy Camp but so much As a Dipp Erful of Clear co d water thrown at him was a mortal insult and one to tie resented on the spot. Preliminaries Wero dispensed with and the fight came off then Ami there. Two or three first clansmen would be promptly at the snot to see fair play but rarely indeed were fights in Camp fought to a finish. Tho guards were sure to boo or hear and though Quot off duty Quot they would not interfere for worlds a on Post a or on duty their own safety demanded action. A patrol would quickly be despatched from the guard tent to the scene whose duty everybody knew was to arrest the entire Assembly but you never saw men run so hard and get Over ground so slowly. Had Tho patrol been Quot double Quick King Over a Treadmill or had the officer in command whispered Quot Mark time they could hardly have accomplished less and when at last breathless they reached the spot principals and participants would have been whisked away and nothing remained but a Small assemblage of yearlings with faces of preternatural innocence or else a laughing crowd applaud aug a suddenly improvised sparring match Between two comrades Whoso Damon and pythias like relations were such As to preclude the possibility of their fighting for blood. But when. In the thousand and one differences that Spring up Between Lions a Cadet of any class Felt that some other fellow classmate or stranger had done him an injury the matter was simple enough. Or. Brown for instance would go to Smith his classmate for a Man must always have Tho hacking of his own class. Smith being experienced in these matters and say to him a Smith or Ferguson of the third class referred to Moas that damned fellow. Brown a a moment ago. Of course you know what is necessary will you see me through a now Smith knows Well that challenging a Cadet to fight is a dismissal offence and that Quot All promoters seconds Etc., shall be regarded As principals a but Cadet ethics form a higher Codo of Laws than the revised regulations of the United states military Academy. All he needs to know is that his classmate a Quot his Man a to use the vernacular of the Codo is physically of about the same calibre As the offending party. Straightway he goos to Ferguson. Quot or. Ferguson my Friend or. Brown feels affronted at your language. You referred to him As a that damned May to look for an apology a now it May have been a slip for which Ferguson is already sorry in which event lie has Only to go round to Brown and. In great bar whales. How they Are captured and their commercial value graphic description of the sailors struggles with the sea monsters. Jonah and his world renowned adventure still remain unexplained. George v. A missile in Atlanta Constitution the whaling Fleet generally leaves san Francisco about the Middle of february and is upon the grounds about the Middle of May. When it is considered the season opens. It is ii Cassav to know How a whale looks and what its habits Are. In order to understand How they should be hunted. They Aro about f>0�to 60 feet Long and look like immense Black logs floating in Tiewater alien their bodies appear on the surface. They Are detected at a distance by the Stream of water they spout through their blow holes. From one fourth to one third the full length is taken up by the head which is from 8 to 20 feet Long and a to 12 feet in thickness. Whales Are entirely destitute of Teeth but instead the Mouth is furnished with an apparatus of Baleen or whalebone for the purpose of straining out of the water the Small fish and crustaceans which form their food. The fibrous Structure of whalebone. Its elasticity and heaviness Are Well known. The plates of it in the Mouth Are very numerous several Hundred on each Side and placed very close together the whole Quantity sometimes amounting to Over two tons in weight the Tongue is a soft thick mass and does not extend beyond the Back of the Mouth. The Gullet is very narrow not Over an Inch and Abaft even in the largest so that animals not much larger than ones thumb cannot pass Down their throats. This does not exactly agree with the Jonah version of whale Structure but i am Lac lined to believe that Jonah was so frightened when thrown overboard in the storm that lie could not have told the difference Between a Box car and a Toad Frog. I remember while at College the sunday school superintendent trying to explain the Story of Jonah. He said. Quot Jonah was swallowed by the whale hut the books say Tho whale Swallow Jonah and i know Jonah Swallow the whale. Well. Jonah was swab Lowed by a great big fish big As an the Skull is not symmetrical the right Side being larger than the left the flesh is red and coarse the skin is naked and moistened by an oily fluid. Parasites infest the skin and some species of molluscs Burrow and live in it. Below the skin is a thick layer of blubber from a foot to two feet in Buck pot Only one Dollar when the cruise i Fin shod. Wily i cannot toll hut it in True and besides the Crew is treated generally Iii the Mast brutal manner besides having to endure the severe cold and being con Sta a drenched with Tho icy Spray while is Frozen and covered with Snow and ice. R t in in the boats. Think of running aloft when the Rii no and if one word is heard of dissension the men Are cuffed about by the brutal Matos worse Thau dogs. I witnessed two mate thrashing a Man who was in double Irons. Thev kicked and cuffed him until my blood boiled with rage but i was powerless to Bein him. The authorities know these things but still it goes on. When the ladies learn what dangers attend the Hunting of the whale Thev will wonder Why men take such risks just for whalebone. It does not take much whalebone for the stay in any one dross but there Are so Many dresses to be stayed that the demand for whalebone is always Active when the ladies Call for any article it is certain to to brought. What our ministers Wear the presence of two or three comrades Tell a him so like a Little Man but from the very sometimes weighing Over to Start a Cadet is taught to curb his temper j a. \ and put a bridle on his Tongue. Muttering mumbling Black looks backbiting Etc. Were never tolerated. Ferguson knows that if he does not apologize he must fight Aud perhaps after All. The Best Way will be to fight first and apologize afterwards. At least Many and Many a pretty quarrel was settled on that basis. So Ferguson refers Smith to his own Chen Jones Smith and Jonos together called on Cadet capt. Cross to request him to act As referee. Cross knows the men estimates the weights his own chances in Case of detection not consider Daud that evening As the battalion marches away to supper several Little parties Quot fall out after Roll Call and in squads of two or three scoot across the posts of the sentries nearest Tho fort. The officers have gone to the hotel for supper. The sentries have been Given a to dismissed the thought As or. Locke and Young Gaither ame in. Quot that s a thundering Slick Boss you re Riding a said or. Locke. Quot head do Tine work in a Fox Hunt. Whereas tile Nigger a Quot the clogs can Tell you More about it than i can a said Joe. remarked or. Locke with a sigh Quot i know did a miss him if he Ever got to the ferry Here and found tile boat on this Side. Quot Why. Dang his Black Skull exclaimed the negro bunter vehemently As he glanced Down the River and saw the Batteau floating away in the distance Quot lies gone and turned the boat Loose that shows we was a push in in mighty close. I reckon you could a a seed him if you a looked closet when you first come Quot no a replied Joe Quot he was out of sight and the boat was Drifting around the Elbow yonder. You were not More than five minutes behind me. So ended Tho race Arter Mink. To Joe Maxwell it was both interesting Aud instructive. Ile was a great Lover of dogs. And the wonderful performance of bound had Given Hun new ideas of their sagacity. A few mornings after tile unsuccessful attempt to catch Mink a very queer thing happened. Harbert was sweeping out the diet tip and Are attracted to the far end of their Quot beats a and in rive minutes the principals have doffed their Coats and Are facing each other in the ring of silent but excited comrades. Only two styles of fighting were known in our Dav Quot rough and Tumble or Quot London prize the Marquis of Queensberry rules were not in existence. Hie London rules were rarely chosen because the fights might last for hours. Rough and Tumble was the word All gouging foul hitting Etc., being rigorously prohibited a foul instantly Quot throwing the fight and bringing the perpetrators into disrepute. A ready go a was the referees orders and then for a few minutes the fur would Fly. In magnificent health training and general conditions the combatants were Able to give and take Bard pounding and the blood would spurt like water but at last there would be a Clinch a Strain Ana struggle a heavy tottering fall referee and second eagerly bending Over watching warning and finally one or the other would be found powerless and exhausted. Quot enough a cries Bis second. The Victor is assisted to his feet Tho vanquished is sponged tanned and eventually the two Are conducted to the Hospital where the stewards Bandage and plaster their battered visages the doctor making his morning round remarks that the sidewalks seem to Hofve been Slippery again last night and put to bed in the same Ward the Young gladiators Are up in a Day or so. Have in hands As Well As apr would permit and Are playing checkers together As Chipper As you please better friends than if they Hadnot fought. And that sort of thing goes on yet. Copyright. 1891. To be continued this keeps the animal warm enables it to resist the great pressure of the water in the Depths to which it descends. The Tail is five or six feet Long and 20 to 25 feet Broad and is a most powerful weapon of defence. The eyes not much larger than those of an of. Are on the sides of the head about a foot above the Angle of the Mouth. Whales weigh from 50 to 126 tons and of their weight at least half is of value and finds a ready Market. There Are two kinds of whale bunted the sperm Aceti whale of info a or size Hud Worth and the Greenland or Quot Bow head whale the larger and More valuable. In addition to the two tons of whalebone there Are about 300 barrels of Oil in a Bow head whale while the sperm Aceti whale does not afford Over 60 barrels of Oil and Tho whalebone is very Brittle and scarcely Worth taking to Market. Besides tile Bone and Oil whales also afford a very valuable product known to Commerce As Ambergris. It is a morbid secretion of the liver and intestines of the sperm whale a solid opaque Ash coloured inflammable substance Lien Ter than water of a consistence like that of Wax Aud having when heated a fragrant odor. It softens in the heat of the hand melts below 212 degrees fahrenheit into a kind of yellow resin and is highly soluble in alcohol. It is usually found floating on the surface of the Ocean or cast upon the Shore in regions frequented by whales As on Tho coasts of the Bahama islands. Aleutian islands and other North Pacific islands sometimes in masses of from of to 225 pounds in weight. In this substance Are found the beaks of Cuttle fish on which Tho whale is known to feed. It is highly valued As a material for perfumery and was formerly used in Medicine As an aphrodisiac and for spicing wines. Sometimes As much As 20 or 30 pounds is found in one whale and All this is additional profit of course. A Bow head whale is Worth from �700 to �900 Sterling or from $3500 to about 5000. They feed by swimming along with their Mouths open. When it closes the water is strained out through Tho valves at the sides Ann some is spouted up through the blowhole. The Small fish and molluscs thus captured make up their food. Now for the Mode of Hunting them. On nil the whalers a Lookout is kept from the Quot crowds nest on the Mast mid when one is sighted spouting the Lookout reports Quot there she blows a Quot where away a is called from Tho deck. A two Points on Tho starboard Bow sir a or wherever else it May be. Immediately boats Are lowered and the Chase commences. The least unusual noise vill frighten them and after sail is set on the boat no one is allowed to speak or move a foot even. If there is no Breeze to Carty the boat then the Man in the Stern paddles in the direction As noiselessly As possible not daring to use an oar for fear Tho splash will frighten the victim. The boat follows As closely in the Wake of the whale As possible and Tho Bowman stands in the Bow Harpoon in bail this Harpoon or As it is called is to abroad blamed spearhead three or four feet Long very Sharp and having about six inches cutting surface of each Side and is fastened on a pole about to feet Long just ahead of a gun Itiat is fastened to the same pole. A Spring connects Tho Harpoon and the trigger of the gun so that when the Harpoon enters the flesh the pressure backwards pushes the trigger Spring and the bomb is exploded. Then comes Tho fun. Stunned and stung As he is. The whale starts Down to escape but the Bowman pays out Tho line that is attached to Tho Harpoon pole. As soon As it is Slack he hauls in again and pays out when it tightens. So on it their Black Swallowtail attire la pre scribed by a statute of Congress. Washington letter to Kansas City times i have been pervading the suburbs of Washington diplomacy recently with a View to knowledge. It would appear that the United states never sends abroad what nations name As ambassador. An ambassador is a sort of diplomatic King pin but we done to use him in our game. We Are Content with ministers and consuls. The american court dress prescribed gravely by statute of 1867. Is Blacks Black Cut a la Swallowtail. This severe garb is a very hard costume to Wear and makes Many of our representatives look like farmhands. This statute of 1867 was found necessary to nip a budding Gayety of dress set growing by John Quincy Adams. It is not my intention to discourage admiration of the Adams family of began Well with old John and has maintained its lick with fait repute to present times. But John Quincy with All his brightness his vigor his wit must now and then have been decidedly off his mental reservation he wrote poetry for one thing and Ever Bethought him of making a drama Alshet he never did. Back in his Day. Too. He fabricated ail american court dress a Garish thing which would Well be seem the Man with the big stick who precedes a hand. Diplomats of his hour and indeed until the frosty statute indicated were wont to Caparisos themselves therewith. It called for a Blue coat be Dight with but tons of brass Gold braid and Epa lets of tin sort common in pictures of Gen. Scott White breeches of Tho knee species accompanied this elegant coat and a pair of White silk stockings and shoes with big buckle completed the Story. A cocked hat and cockade and a sword in a scabbard of Gold capable of a most Gal Lant Jingle As its wearer walked about put a finish to the Adams uniform. But con press took away the sword and the Cookee hat dyed the coat and breeches tile Coin of a funeral and there you Are. A Long journey. A car tracer travels 12,000 Miles in search of a lost car. St. Louis Globe Democrat one of the Best jobs in car tracing eve done in this country was completed Aboul to lire weeks ago by a car tracer of the Ness y Ork Central. That Road had lost a car and sent out the tracer to look it up. He Fol Lowed it West to Pittsburg then to Cincinnati then to Chicago and from there to St. Louis. Here he lost track of it but after some search found it had been in an Accident and had been repainted. By some oversight the number had been changed but taking the new number lie chased the car to Kansas shaken hands As Well As sprained thumbs sobs until the boat May have been towed w a several Milos but still holding in and tak ing another shot every Chance offered and i As soon As the whale is killed it is hauled i alongside and fastened to the ships chains j the process of Quot lensing Quot or cutting up is i then commenced. Some of the Crest hav i ing their boots armed with Iron spikes to keep them from slipping descend upon the carcass and Cut into Tho blubber with blubber Spades removing a Broad strip or Blanket of skin 20 to 30 feet Long which is hoisted by Block and tackle. Great cubical pieces of blubber of Baff a ton or More in weight Are then Cut out and hoisted to the deck. It is turned Over and Over until All the fat is removed. Mean changed her mind. Detroit free la Ress a strange Man rang the Boll of a House on Cass av., and when a Sharp visage female opened the door he asked politely Quot do you keep boarders Here a Quot no sir we done to. This ainu to no Board while part of the Crew remove the Baleen while pin in i or whalebone from the Mouth. The re Ingli ouse nor wont be Quot excuse me. Madam. I must have been misinformed perhaps you rent rooms a Quot no i done Trent rooms either and i think you have a great Deal of impudence Maunder of the carcass is Flung adrift As food for bears and fishes. The blubber after being received on deck. Is Cut into smaller pieces and heated in Large pots afterwards strained and the to come Here and ring our Bell on any such of a it a a Oil a a Sun a errand. I dare say you want a Chance to an j is very similar to trying out Laid a pro Rob the House. You look like that sort of. Cess known on every Plantation in Georgia Gentry when the blubber is being boiled the Quot strange a mused the Man Quot but your Shin is perfectly filthy Voith smoke soot and description agrees exactly with ion<3i fur i grease the Oil is put Iii casks to be Pun Nisliet me of a lady in this neighbourhood who has just opened a boarding House. Fair complexion Fine color Golden Lair. Beautiful figure Sweet voice sparkling fled at Home. The Bone is Given no attention except to be dried. Ships sometimes go through a whole season without making a single capture. Then Thev Are said to go Home clean., Many sailors refuse to handle the flesh of printing office picking up the Type that had Beni dropped on the door and Joe was preparing to begin the Days work. Suddenly Harbert spoke Quot Marse Joe a said be Quot when you rid out Ter de River sunday is you happen Ter see or Batteau floating a round a Joe looked at Harbert for some explanation of the singular question but the negro pretended to be very busily engaged in picking up scraps of paper. Quot yes a said Joe after a pause Quot i saw a matches prevented fights Over trivial mis a understandings but a Umpire do each Aud every combat when it did take place. Tho etiquette of the boys on matters of this kind was precise As that of the Heidelberg student but the Appeal to arms was entitled to As much respect in the one Case As to ridicule in the other. West pointers faced each other in fair and Manly fashion armed Only with natures weapons shielded Only by their own skill instead of slashing at one another s Cheeks and noses like so Many negroes with their razor Blades. The Rule at the Point was a fight to a there were no draw Battles no indecisive affairs Over which to dispute or Wrangle afterwards., ,. And yet Borneo the Cadet fashions had eyes Quot of i done to mind renting a few rooms to. I.�?., people. I will show you what we j whales killed by dynamite or booms Conli sir. It must be some one who knows i tabling arsenic prussic acid or other me sent you Here. Come right in. Your poisons claiming that it is extremely Dan appearance is reference enough. I know a serous. Gentleman when i see one.�?�, in the Early Days of whaling there were he got the Best room in the House. No guns used but All the killing was done with harpoons and lances. J he wounds made by these did More towards enraging than killing when first hurled and tile men were in great danger. The Nova Scot ians engaged Iii this business almost exclusively. And so keen was the spirit of it. That a girl would not marry a Man who had not Quot killed his the whales to North As soon As the ice commences to break up in Spring and stay there As Long As possible. I hey breathe like other amphibious animals and cannot stay under water Over 20 minutes at a time having to come to the surface to get a fresh Supply of air Vav Hen the ice commences to crust Over in the fall they cannot come to the surface to chinese compositors at work. Philadelphia record the articles in last sundays record referring to the Long distances walked by men in the course of a Days work did not in i chide a character but Little known in Phila Delphia who walks probably farther than any of those mentioned. Ile is the chinese compositor. There Are one or two chinese newspaper offices in new York and quite a number Iii ban Francisco. Tile Best equipped of these offices is that of War Keo. At 18 Washington St. Ban Francisco. Blow and spout so they Migrate to warmer a r Kee is sufficiently civilized to claim climates. They do not like other fish the largest circulation of Auy chinese news i paper in the country. He has quite a Large i composing room As everybody knows there Are thousands of characters in the i chinese alphabet just How Many not even s War Hee knows. The room is about 40 feet Square and is literally tilled with Type cases. It is Amus ing to see the compositors Sticks in hand i of Little value Rushing from one Corner of the room to an i Mother. Other one would think the sailors on Board a it takes five Days for the Force of composite whaler Woald make quite a Nice Little ors to set the paper and during that time i stake when it is known that they Are paid each one moves Over 20 Miles a Day. I on shares but More than four fifths of them spawn but Bear their Young As a mammal and attend them with As much care As a cat does its Kittens and woe be unto him who molests them. Tile period of gestation is Uncertain. One Young is produced at a birth and is from to to 14 feet in length when born. Sometimes whale Fishers Harpoon the Young which is in order to Harpoon the City where he found it had been loaded and sent on to Galveston. To Galveston lie went and there found that after taking a fresh Load the car had gone to ban Francisco. He went after it Luton reaching ban Francisco found the car had gone Back to Galveston. By this time his blood was up and he Marie up his mind to find that car of it took the balance of his natural life. So he went Back to Galveston and. To make a Long Story Short followed that car to new Orleans to Mobile to Atlanta to half a dozen places in Florida then Back to new Orleans to Galveston again and thence to Kansas City and from there to Chicago. He had now been on the Hunt for Over three months but had got so close to the runaway that just As he came into Chicago by one Road tile car left it Over another on its was to Buffalo. Its Load was consigned to that Point and when he ascertained the fact he telegraphed on to have the car held and took the next train for the East. At Buffalo he came up with the car and caught his first sight of it. He had travelled almost constantly for Over 13 weeks traversing a distance of 10,000 or 12,000 Miles. Work of the Raindrop. Popular science news As every student of geology knows the surface of the Earth has undergone in past years and is even undergoing at present. Tim most Radical changes in form and condition. From the time when the Earth had sufficiently cooled to allow Tho aqueous vapor in tile air to condense and cover its surface with oceans of boiling water change has succeeded change without cessation a1 though so slowly that the period of human history is too Short to Snow any notable effect and we Are obliged to look to the records of past geological Ages in the rocks and minerals hid beneath the surface to fully appreciate the results of the forces which have acted in Days Cone by. Mountain ranges higher than any at present existing have been raised up Only to be worn Down into Sand gravel and Clay and spread out Over the Bottoms of ancient oceans which in their turn have been raised into dry land. Volcanoes have appeared in various parts of the world covering Large tracts of country with lava igneous Rock and volcanic debris. Immense fresh water swamps filled with luxuriant tropical vegetation have been transformed into the Coal Beds of the present Day Beds of sedimentary deposits have been covered up by subsequent layers and baked and transformed by the internal beat of the Earth into rocks that can hardly be distinguished from the primeval crust of the Earth while glaciers and ice Fields have now and again crept Over the land destroying ail forms of life and changing a country covered with luxuriant vegetation into an icy waste like that of Greenland at the present Day. _ the idyllic portuguese. Philadelphia Telegraph the portuguese Are very conservative in their ideas of the position of women in society and they got their ideas from their moorish masters in bygone centuries. Consequently girls Lead a very secluded life. They go regularly to mass sunday mornings. And take occasional walks during the week always accompanied by one or two chaperone. Young men never Call at the House and if they did would not be admitted Quot except on this strictness leaves hut one was open to the interchange of sentiments and that is the window and it is quite the thing to Mako use of it. U is not considered ill bred to stare in Portugal. A Man May stare at a girl he does not know As Long As he bikes. He must not do so to a girl he has been introduced to unless she gives him some encouragement by returning his glances. A girl will sit at her window All the afternoon looking into the Street Aud her adore from the Street looks at Ber and this is so much the custom that it attracts no attention from the passersby. From looks they proceed to bows to smiles to a few words then he follows her to Church finds out if she is going to the theatre and goes too serenades Lier with his guitar on Moonlight nights Aud finally makes an offer to her father. He is then received by the family and allowed to come to the House in a quiet Way until the wedding and after that the Young couple live either with her parents or with his and the even Tenor of their life continues. House numbering in Alaska. Philadelphia record of Quot this system of numbering your streets by commencing every Block with a new declared a guest at the Girard House to a Philadelphia Friend last evening Quot is an admirable plan but the indians of Alaska have the most novel system of House numbering on the entire continent. When i was in Sitka this summer i was inexpressibly amused during my stroll along the water front. A it is along that that these indians have built their houses. Being half civilized they Are imbued with a laudable desire to emulate their White cousins but being Only thus half civilized their application of their half Way notion of numbering their houses is a most laughable affair. Quot they have evidently appreciated the fact that the House numbers should grow larger As they Progress but tile regular increase of numerals seems to have been baffling to their untutored minds. The first House we noticed started in an indefinite Way with tile number Coo. The second a 600, Tho third 750. Tile fourth 1000, the fifth 1075 and so on. Quot the jumps were most erratic an undo manic Merit however being that they Cor to inv increased steadily. At Tho end 01 the Brief Row of houses we had reached some number away up in 3000. Quot tile houses of every Indian town throughout Alaska Are numbered in the Emo unique manner a

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