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Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - January 7, 1986, Cincinnati, Ohio Vol. xLiii.—TVo. i-j-;94349CIIVCIIVTVA.TI, THUItSOXY, J.A.IVXJX»Y 7, 1880.    S94.‘>4iJ #1 Per Year, The Viflion. BY PCTYA UOBaANBXITB. TheBummer heareni l)6i»linx low IlHveK'ven her eye# their flluiy blue; Her cheek has eauuht tlie secret glow That ouly the oiui lcn wlld-roee knew. Her lashes are long like the rushea cool That fringe the tcugy wayside pool. But shrinking as the swift wild-bird In shadowy, still- nntroden grove, She flies, her iootstcns scarcely heard. Before niv glowinjr wistful love. In eager flight I lollbw last— This step, think I, is sure the last. But on, and on, and on goes she. Sweet vision! glancing in and out Thu thicket mazes, leaving me Half 111 a subtle puzzling doubt If fate’s stern brow w ill e’er unbend— If this strange chasing e’er will end. 1 follow still with flickering hope. Anon she stops, a luring smile Oulflashes from the lid s that ope Thulr tempting blue: and then awhile My steps are free, mv heart is light. And the skies aie blue; me flowers bright! Then night falls low. No more I tee The gleaming vision through the trees. The moon is shining: resllessly I hurry on; a thadow flues Ahead, and 1 )>crecivu again The object of my love ami pain. How bright she looks, how heavenly fair! Those eves would lead a seagod on, Enraptured, from his watery lair. That smih. subdue a m> rmidoni And thcn ’s a tint n;Hm her cheek That I, throivgh life, must ever seek. NOTE8 ANI> NltW8. S-'crotary Bayard dislikes to be Inter-ewed. ■Senators Sherman, Kvarts and Roar are usins. Lieutenant GcMiernI Sheridan is a very rd mail for a re^xirter m interview. Fuuru, the great Krench baritone, is on e point of ptiblÍHUiiu a work on tue art singing. (ienerni Sherman, now that he Is on the tired list, is one of the best public men luik wild. A young ID 111, “who can paint and talk iskiiiri^qiic,'’ MdvurtiH<-s in the London lieiueiiiu for “a plucc." The total iiiiiiilier of troops furnished by the Slates for the ITniou army during ) late war was 2 SS'l.iai King Alfouso left bia widow and child l.OOU.OOO, saved iu eleven yeara from the aiiisb civil Hat nllowaiicet. I'oboeganing is growing in favor in the si, es|)ecially in Boston, where a club 8 oecn foruitd with a memberabip of Ihe Ru-sian Czar and Czarina are re> rted, so says L >udon rriith, “colossal as dr private lortune is, inteut on making iiucb greater." The recorded pronunoiiitions of Mikado far arc; Me-kni-.doiigh, Mlck-add>oo, ••kav-dotigii, Mike-nh-dough, Mik«-ab* 3, Mike-u-doo, Me.uad.iler. The value ot the pig iron produced in 8 country in 1«S5 was $78,000,000, or irly aa much as tue eoinhiiied values of ! gold and silver products, ^nator Vest has taken to dress this ■Iter. His short rotund figure is uow yttoiied up in 11 h idly lilting black frock t. He useil to wear miller's gray, he wife oi the new Cliiiiese Ambassador i startled tde ParislitiiA; she is a sens.i* a iu dress. 8iich lovel v silks, such bril* nt colors, and elaborate and graoeful broidery have nardly bjcn dreamed of. V young man iu Imlepindenoe, Mo., ia in leculiur strait. He wauls to marry a I, hut can not get a lioense, as sho is an ihaii of seventeen, and has no guardian iiuueniiy, in auort, in the eyes of the Fast l^dors. [Boston Traveller.) be daughter of u distinguished naval :er is O'le of the leaders of the healthy zii. Her plump, welNrouuded figureaud iiging gait can be seen on Penusylvaiiia nue nearly every afteruoon, rain or lie, an 1 she has the ruddiest pair of eks in Waahinglon, She looks the per-t picture u( health, but some of ber rp sisters have been tracking up the se-t oi bow her pale complexion disap* red so suddenly. It appears, so they , that the young ladv called iu the ser* es of an old sailor who bad known her r since she was a “wee bit of a thing," I told him that ahe was miserable be* se She never could have any color in face. She asked him to tattoo ner eks a delicate shade ot red, and although operation was quite painful. She stood ravely, and the cuiisequenoe is that she 1 have a red face even after death. It is I that several society belles contemplate lerguiiig the same course o( treatmeuu Popiilattnns of Uerman Cities. [Paris American Keglster.J he offiolal figurea of the recent census Berlin, thus far published, show a pop. lion In the Uerman capital of 1,8Í6,882, eh is about 11)8,000 more than in 1880. Dresden censn# gives 245,515 (against 818,) Lolpslo 170,070 (against 149,061,) Chemnitz 110,693 (against 95,128,) in 1. The lists of the census takers are ot curious facts. Here is an instance a Berlin, relating to the confessional us: A certain nead of a family, him* a Jew, has a Catholic wile, while their (lieu are brought up in the evangelical li. His cook, of “arialocratiu" origin, Lutheran; bis 8\v iss governess belonga he Keforined Cuurcb, and the Kagiish ne IS a High Church woman. State Ilallwaya In Austria. [Vienna Dispatoh.] he State railways are in future to be laged by four Directors, each independ* In his own section, but responsible di* ly to the Minister of Finauoe or ibe later of Communications. The four ‘ ’ ■ ♦'**ll«d administra* 'Clorntes me w .... , flnanclul, technical, and oommerciai. iieetiiigs nt the Board for discussions 'onimon Htf.iirs two delegates appointed he Ministers of Finance and Coiumuul* iiui are alwaya to lie present. ae pain and misery sulTered by those • are ufniotcd with dyspepsia are Inde* hable. The distress of the body is Hied or surpassed by the confusion and arcs of the mind, thus making its vic- • suffer double affliction. The reliof ch Is given by Hood’s fiiirsaparllla baa «ed thousands to be Umnkful for tnls it medicine. It dispels the causes of pepsia and tones up the digestive or* S. Try Uooil’s Sarsaparilla. A STORY OF CANADA. The Lost Bear Hunters. CHAPTER I. It was December in the early part of the pi’esent century. The winter had coramcnoed in erood earnest, al> though the fall of snow was less than usual in Canada. Time has wrought changes in the district of London, Ontario, since then. At the date of our story it was very thinly peopled; the settlements were few aud far between. Facilities for emigration were few; there were no steamships to bridge the Atlantic; railroads had not been dreamed of; the British Government was less liberal with land grants, and there were fewer inducements for that varied enterprise which is now making the wilderness to blossom as the rose. Some gentlemen “in reduced circumstances,” whom necessity had driven to seek to repair their fortunes in that land of aeep snows and long winters, had obtained possession of larcre tracts of laud, which they sought to let at a very low rental to the poorer class of settlers, In order to found for themselves or successors extensive estates as landed proprietors after the English model. Mr. T held une of these extensive tracts, al-inosl equal to a modern sized county ill dimensions Among the few who accepted his terms as settlers were John Howay and Thomas Nowlan. Howay was an Englisiiinan by birth, and had been some years in Canada. Nowlan was an American, and had spent the whole of his long life as a backwoodsman, wliich means that he was inured to ail kinds of difficulties and dangers, aud that he was not lacking in the ordinary resources of a man who had sjient his Ijcst years in the wilds. Howay, though a younger man, was pa.st the middle age. Early on a December morning Howay darted from his log hut lor a day at wood cutting. Besides his ax, he had his gun and his dog Lion. He soon discovered the tracks of three bears, which they traced to a large tree three miles distant Bears are not comfortable neighbors, and cows and sheep and pigs arc not safe within their reach ; besides which their skins, could be utilized for various pui poses, while, if young, their flesh would prove an acceptable addition to the winter’s stock of food, aud, moreover, the fat, if not sold tor bear’s grease, would be useful for many other purposes. Teriiaps it was his eagerness to secure one of the bears, or even all tiuee, as his own prize, which led him on to immediate attack instead of returning to the •ettlcmcnt for help, as he should have done. He began, therefore, at once to cut down the tree. But as the tree was at least sixteen feet iu circtimfereuce, this was no light work. It was needf^ul, too, tbat he should keep a good look-out, in case his movements should disturb tiie bears. This ho began to do, but, slackening his attention, he was presently put on the alert by the fall of a large piece of bark. Looking up into the tree, he discovered, to his no small consternation, the largest of the bears descending the tree, tail foremost. The appearance of the bear warned liiin to prepare for the worst; so, putting down his ax, he seized his gun, with the intention of firing. Second thoughts, however, led him to hesitate. He might wound but not kill the animal, and so exasperate him, and increase his own danger. While he was thus deliberating, the bear had nearly reached the ground, wlien the dog set up such a furious barking that the bear worked swiftly np the tree again. On reaching the top of the trunk where the limbs branched out> ho paused, and, turning around, surveyed both man and dog with a fierceness which was truly alarming. Howay wished now that he had sought the help of his neighbors, for his position seemed more and more perilous. Rallying his courage, however, he seized his gun, and lodged a ball in the animal’s neck, which brought him lifeless to the ground. But, strange to say, this success rather excited the fears than stimulated the courage of Howay. He could not make sure of killing the others, and in turn ho might be their prey. Instead, therefore, of fcliing the tree, he made the best of his way to call in the aid of some neighbors. He returned with two men, three dogs, and another ax. The tree was soon cut through, but, in falling, it struck against another, and broke off just about the miildie, at the identical part whore the bears hud stationed t icmsclvea. Stunned and confused, the animals ran so close to one of the men that he actually put the muzzle of his gun close to the shoulder of the larger bear, and lodged two balls in his body. The other made off and escaped unhurt, while the dogs engaged the wc*'.»'«dcd on<j until ho shook them off with their flesh badly torn. It was now nearly sunset, and the men returned to thoir homes for the night. The next morning Howay was again on the track of the boaili, having now only one companion— Tilomas Nowlan. They were provided each with a rifle, an ax, about six charges of powder, and biead and meat sufficient for one meal, hoping to he back before nightfall. The maaner of huutlug bears iu Canada is that of (racking their footsteps through the snow to their winter retreats, and the knowledge that these tracks often take the hunter forty or even fifty miles from his starting point should have forewarned them to have been better provisioned, knowing also that their return must be on their own footprints, and that if tliere should come a thaw or a snowfall they would be left without a trail of any kind. The 12th of December passed, and the adventurons huntsmen did not return. The next day, and the next, came aud went in like manner, and still they d.’I not appear; the only tidings of them being that about 2 o’clucY on the 12th they had been ob-sciwed crossing a river, which, in accordance with the name of London given to the district, is called the Tliaines. It is a considerable river, and flows in a direction southwest by west, into Lake St. Clair. Their friends and neighbors now became alarmed, and concluded that thev had perished with hunger and cola, or had been killed by the wounded bear. A son of the proprietor of the district, under whom some of them held their farms aud lots, therefore assembled a large parly of the settlers [)ertaining to the townships of London aud Nassouri, with the pur[>03e of seeking the lost men. They doubted not, however, that they had fallen a prey to the weather, even if they had escaped harm from the bears, for the cold tvas intense, their clothing was slight for tlio winter season, they had no tinder box, and were entirely without means of any kind to protect them from the severity of the weather. The party in quest prepared themselves in every way for tlicir hazardous undertaking. Thev stocked themselves well with provisions, pocket compasses, trumpets, abundance ot aminuiiition, sufficient clothing, and the apparatus for lighting fires; and, in addition, they took with-them some ot the best dogs in the country. There was one thing which added to their difficulties—a thaw had taken place, and the snow had wholly dis-api)eared from the ground, excepting in low and swampy situations. They had, therefore, no tracks whatever, and no idea of the direction the lost men might have taken, only tiie hint obtained from the men who had seen them crossing the river on the day of their departure. They had, as a consequence, no very sanguine ho(>es of finding them. They continued their search, however, for two days, exploring thousands of acres of forest aiid swamp, where they saw no trace of the foot of man. Giving up all liope of finding them, either living or dead—for they had not otice come upon their track—the party returned home. There was one consideration whidi tended to m’*igate the distress of the situation, to render the event less distressing than it might have been. Tlie men had no families, so far as was known, to mourn their loss or to sutter by their deaths; it was simply the neighbors who were grieved by the sad and painful end which they concluded Howay and Nowlan had come to. Thus day followed day, and Christmas morning dawned. Young Mr. T was just iu the act of dispatching messengers to take an inventory of the property of the lost men, wlien the news reached him that they had rclurncdafcw hours before, alive, but ill a condition of the most utter wretchedness. As soon as possible, therefore, he went to sec them, being anxious to know for himself that they were really alive, and to hear from them an account of their adventures and* sufferings. It was a sight no one need wish to see, nor, having once seen, to behold a second time. They were spectacles of woe and misery and wretchedness almost beyond description—their garments torn, their countenances emaciated, their eyes sunken, their flesh withered away and their whole appearance more like specters than living men. They were only the ghosts of their former selves, and to converse with them seemed like holding intcreoursc with the spirits of the departed. Their privations and sufierings had been so great, that the record of them locras more like romance than sober history; their protracted endurance was so astonishing, and. their deliverance so remarkable, that it may be alike interesting and profitable to listen to a relation of their adventures. CHAPTER II. It was on the 12th of December, that Howay and Nowlan started in pursuit of the bear. They soon came upon his track, which they followed iu a northwesterly direction for at least twenty miles, when night came on. With difficulty they succeeded in making a fire, getting a light by placing a piece of dry linen on the pan ot a flint-lock gun while flashing it. Suporloss they lay down to rest, ?.n(^ lleeplosi thov ipoiit tll9 nighty which was exceedingly cold. Its rigor being moderated by the warmth of their ample fire. At davlight^ after breakfasting on the small fí agments remaitilng from yesterday's dinner, they started again on the track of the bear, their faithful dog having shared with them the crumbs of yesterday. The bear’s track now became very much Involved, winding and doubling ill a manner so perplexing that, about noon, when ihcy must have proceeded twenty miles, they resolved to give up the chase; for, having no compass, and the sun not being visible, they were unable to distinguish north from south. Their condition was most perilous; in the depth of winter, without food or shelter or any knowledge of their relative position, lost in the boundless forest To make matters worse, a thaw had set in; the snow was disappearing, and the rain was increasing hour by hour. They now recollected that in the early part of the dav they had crossed the track of another beai, which they thought might lead them to some settlement They ho[)ed, too, that if it did not conduct them to the abodes of men, it migh'i. leail to the bear’s retreat, and that if they were successful in killing him, its flesh would afford them food aud his skin serve as a bed. 'I’hey followed the track, therefore, until they lost it by reason of the melted snow. What to do or what course to take they did not uow know. Iluutin'r the bear gave place to an effort to ward off starvation an to get borne. They soon found themselves on the bank of a small river, which they conceived to be a confluent of the Thames. Here they passed the second night at the close of a day of hunger, disappointment, vexation and fatigue. The situation was dreary enough. It rained in torrents, and their only shelter «was a few strips of bark. The wolves howled around them, and the tempest was so fierce that trees were were torn up by the roots and strewn around in wild confusion. The scene was unchanged when the morning broke. About noon the violence of the storm abated; but the rain fell relentlessly the whole of the day, while the cold was unabated. They again pursued their journey, still sustained by hope. Toward sunset Howay fired at a partridge but missed it, aud they went suppcrlcss once more. On the fouilh day they felt the pangs of hunger so that they could have eaten almost anything, and their thirst was so insatiable that they were coiu-[>elled to drink every few minutes. Sixty hours had now elapsed since they had tasted food, and the appalling idea of death by starvation forced itself upon them. Just before sunset, however, Nowlan succeetled iu shooting a partridge, half of which they consumed for supiier, aud dovoured the other halt tor breakfast tUe next inorniiig. But so ravenous were they that, as they afterward declared, their hunger was no more appeased by eating this bird than it would have been under ordinary circumstances by swallowing a cherry. Littlo more than one charge of powder wins now left them, and ibis they detormiucd to reserve for lighting fires, for as the frost had now again set in, exposure for a single night without fire would result iu speedy death. The fifth night was extremely cold, and Nowlan found in the morning that his feet were badly frozen. But this was not all. To the excruciating tortures of frost bitten feet were added an unappeasable thirit and burning fever. Hitherto, they had walked, or rather run, from sunrise to sunset, doing about fifty miles a day; but now it was with great diffi-cuity, and with almost unbearable pain on the part of Nowlan that they accompli6tied half that distaiibe. On the afteruoon of the sixth day the sun appeared for a few moments, and convinced them that they were not on the banks of the Thamcis; and as they had crossed that river to the north, they could only conclude that they were on one of the rivers which flow either northward into Lake Huron, or westward into Lake St. Clair. Ill either case they would bo a long distance from home, and in a region then unsettled by whiW people. Still, as it led soinewhei% they chose to follow its course, as it iniglit conduct them to some Indian icttle-ment. Ill a short time they discovered a boat on the opposite side of thejriver, and, a little further down, a $anoe. The appearance of these craft inspired them with the hope that there might be some human habitations or féllow-creatures near. But, after traveling several miles, they came to the conclusion that the boats bad been driven down the river during the recent thaw and storm. They were just commencing to cut down a tree for the night’s fire, when they observed a stack of hay a short distance before them, on their side of the river. The havstack convinced them that they were near some settlement, and it afibrded them a comfortable bod for the night, where they slept soundly for some hours, which was their first proiier sleep since leaving home. Refreshed by their repose, they started with new energy, still keeping the bank of the river. The dog, however, their faitiiful companion hitherto, could follow them no lougcr; when they started he itag-gered a few paces and then tell. The gnawings of hunger suggested that they should kill him to help to sus-taii'i their own life; but humanity, aud aflcctioii for the companion which had terved them with such fidelity, fot the better of all such promptiugs. hey had hardly prooeeded a mile on their jouiney, this seventh moroing, when a now difficulty tpi>eare<l iu the shape ot an impassabln swamp, which compelled them to leave the bank of the river and strike out into the pathless waste. They walked all that day aud the next, and about 4 o’clock on the ninth day they came upon the tracks of two men and a dog. Iloiie leaped to the conclusion that they were now near some settlement, and that their toils and sufibrings and the withering hunger would soon be over. Alas I they were doomed to disappointment After following the tracks for some time, they Avere brought to the very spot where tlicy had rested a few nights before. The footprints were those of their dog aud themselves. Despair noAv seemed to lay firm hands on them. They sat down without even taking the trouble to kindle a fire, feeling that it would be better to be frozen to death than to seek to prolong a miserable existence. They gazed on each other with countenances full of the most paiiitiil emotions; tears flowed freely down their haggard cheeks, and their chief dread was that one might survive the other, to die unpiticd and unseen. The apprehension, too, that their bodies would be devoured by animals, was one that added point to their miseries. After they had both been the prey of melaiichoily for an hour or more, Howay seemed to regain his composure’, and told his companion it was their duty still to employ means for their own preservation, as He who gave them being had alone the right to take aAvay their lives. Roused by these considerations they set about kindling a fire, using their last flash of gunpowder for the purpose. There seemed then no ho[)e that they could possibly exist beyond the night of the following day. The morning found them in a state of apathy, but they roused themselves to pursue their journey, and at nightfall they reached the haystack where Ihcy had had their only sleep. The dog was still alive, but unable to rise, and was a mere skeleton. The desire of life once more revived in their breasts, and they ate with ravenous appetite a large quantity of the inner bark ot a species of elm. This soon produced delirium, and they lay down among the hay in the greatest mental agony. By daylight the next morning they were better, and would have risen, but recollecting that their materials for making a fire were exhausted, they resolved to roll themselves up in the hay again and await the hoiirof death. Scarcely had this resolution been formed, when they heard the sound of a cowbell, coming apparently from the opposite side of the river. The sound of a cow-bcll, they knew, was a certain sign of a human habitation at no great distance. They therefore arose at once, as if gifted witli new energy, and soon perceived a log house, as if recently erecte<l, but no sign of inhabitant. They could hardly believe their eyes, thinking the log house might be, attcr all, a creature of their imagination, disordered by long abstinence. At length, convinced of its reality, they began to search for means to ford the river, wliich tunicd out to be the Sauble. Findiiig a crossing place they were not long in reaching the opposite shore Avherc they were met by a white man and two Indians, who took them lo the house of a mail named Townsend, AVtio Avas well known to them, and from whom they received every mark of kindness their forlorn condition required. The ringing of the cow bell Avas a hapny circumstance for them. The river flowed into Lake Huron at a point one hundred miles from any settlement and they were ouly thirty miles from the lake Avheii, meeting with the swamp, they had inadvertently bent their steps back into the woods along their own track. Toavii-send’s log hut Avas fifty miles from their home, and had only recently been erected near a salt spring ho had discovered some time before. Mrs. ToAvnsend attended to the frozen feet of NoAvlan, and after they had rested and siifficiciilly recovered strength, they started for their own settlement by the aid of a blazed line—bark taken from trees with an ax by a previous traveler— and on Christinas eve, thirteen days after they bad left them, they had onoe more the happiness of entoriiig their own homes and enjoying the comforts of their own firesides. Hiubanda, Heed This Leaaon. [Norristown Herald.) An old lady died in Wallingford, Conn.,4ho other day, avIiosc liffi had been saddened by a little quarrel. The day had been fixed for her wedding, and she and her intended hqs-band began to put itowu carpets in the house they were to occupy. She wanted them laid one way, he another. They Quarreled and separated. He dlea shortly afterAvard, aud the lady never married. This should teach women the danger of permitting their husbands, or intended husbands, to remain in the house when caiqicts are being put down. No man will insist upon being present on such an occasion if his Avife hints that his absence would give her more pleasure. The same rule applies iu taking up cariicts. Wo accldentallv overhearit the (ollnwing dialoKue on tbe street yesterday: Jones-8iQitb, why don’t you stop tbat dlsgustlnv hawkiiif and spiUlngt Smith—How oan 1? You know 1 am n martyr to oatan b. J.—Do as 1 did. I bad the disease in Its worst form but I am well now. b.—Wbut did you do for Itf J.—I used Dr. bage’s Catarrh Remedy. It cured me and it will cure you. S.—I’ve beard of it, and, by Jove, I’ll try it. J.—Do so. YouMl find it at ail the drug stores in lowu. THE PRINCELIEST OF PÍIINCES. Something About Amadeo, Ex-Sovereign of Spam. (Lucy IIt>0!)cr’s Paris Letter ] King Amadeo was an intellectual and spirited gentleman, refined in his tastes, and simple and unostentatious In his habits. This latter peculiarity was the greatest crime that his political foes could urge against him. He and his wife did not sufficiently maintain, they alleged, the state and splcn dor ot Spanish royalty. Thev were too fond of looking into the aíTiirs ot the common people, and in trying to ameliorate their condition, ’rhey interested themseh’es in founding hospitals instead of limiting their duties to a coustant attendance at mass. They were snubbed and scoffed at, and insulted by the Spanish aristocracy. 'riic Queen died, heartbroken, it is said, by the ingratitude and aggressive insolence of the great nobles of S[)ain and their families. Her husband flung the crown from his head and the royal mantle from his shoulders, and now lives at Turin a prosi>erou8 gentleman. Last spring I saw him in that city, traversing one of the principal streets on foot Avith his young son, Prince Emmanuel, beside him. No attendant ffollowed the father aud son, and the only evidence of their rank was to be found in the bowed and low-bent head of every jierson that they passed. And Prince Amadeo returned every saliifalion, even of the humblest protiieiuulcr, with a punctilious courtesy that Avas more than princely—it wa’s regal. A grave, intellectual looking man is this cx-King ot Spain, exceedingly simple and exquisitely refilled in manners and ill bearing, the priiiceliest prince, in short, that I have ever looked upon in Europe. The Prince of Wales is a joll}', good huinorcd-look-iiig bon vivaiit. The Prince Iin|>cria! of Germany is every inch a soldier. The Duke of Edinburgh has very much the aspect of a third-rate shopkeeper. King iliinibertof Italy has the aspect of a serious country gentleman. Blit Prince Amadeo in look and bearing is the typical prince, the “perfect gcntleniaii,” without osteuta-liou or prcteiise—exactly what one Avottld imagine the descendant of a hundred kings to be, and what those descendants yery seldom are. In his pleasant Italian palace I can imagine him conning to-day the news from Spain, and thanking his stars that ho isAvclIout of that political hornets’ nesr, alive Avith noisy buzziugs aud with cruel stings. Her Itciproof. BY a. a. J. Underneath a shadr tree Chanced a youth a inaid toscc. To this cool, sequestered nook She bad wanUered with a book; But the heat her senses dulled. Insecte’ drone to slumber lulled, And the author was so deep 8bc had fallen fast asleep. Spying her thus slumbering there. Sweetly innocent and fair. He stole softir up behind. Gentlv o’er the girl inclined. And, half fearing breath to take. Lest, perchance, she might awake As the bee eweet honey sips. Boldly kisaed her pouting lips. AVakcned thus, in shy surprise. The maid cast down her lovely eves. And tiie youth besan to try His rash act to Justify. “I know,’’ he said, “thit I did wrong Rut my temptation was too strong; Such a melting mouth as th<s Surely waa but made to kiss." Deeper still the maiden blushed. Rosier yet her sweat face flushed. Lower down she drooped her head Am with moiieet air she said: “It was wrong, most e^crtainlr, Thns to steal a kiss from me: I was sound asleep, and yon— Might just as well hava taacn two!" CURRENT FUN. Droifiioa Atnuiig 8tateainen. [“Carp" in Cleveland Leader.] Nature seems to have used the same mold many times iu making the present generation of politicians. A4.niiiii-ber of men in public life to-day are almost the counterparts of certain great men in the past, and now and then tAvo of our statesmen biirrp up against each other Avith so much similarity of feature that you might think one was looking at the other in a mirror instead of lace to lacc. President Cleveland and Secretary Manning Avcrc known at Albany as the two Droniios, and they are occasionally mistaken, for each other here. Senator Gorman and Secretary Bayard have faces much alike, and I saAV halt a dozen strangers ask last night if a rough faced, reddish Avhiskercd iiiaii in the Ebbitt House, who was visiting Washington trom the South, was not Senator Plumb. One of the iicav Coiisiressiiien, the wealthy sugar planter. Gay, ofLouisi-ana, is the counterpart of John Slier* man in his long form, end his lace covercil with white whiskers and Daniel, the Seiiator-elcct of Virginia, bears a striking resemblance to Hciiry Irving, the actor. Irving, by the way, is the authority for the statement that Tom Reed, of Maine, looks like the Stratford bust of Shakspcarc, and, to my inliKt, West, of New York, has a face like the plaster cast of Socraies in the Corcoran Gallery. Tliis gallery has among its paintings one of the best portraits oi John Randolph, of Roanoke, and if you will examine the contour of the head closely you Avill SCO that Randolph’s head was much like that of Ingalls, of Kansas. Senator Hoar has the round face and big CA es of Horace Greeley, and the rcscinhlance of Edmunds to the pictures of St. Geroiiie has been quoted ad nauseam. Wellborn, of Texas, looks like Stephen A. Douglas. Roinuis, of Ohio, has the lower part of Ivcifer’s face, Cutchcon looks like Garfield, and King, of JjOiiisiana, and Napoleon Avcre struck from the same mold, though in difi’eicnt ages. In thelntcreatofsiuirfniiic Humanity. AVe call utlention to the Compound Oxy* gen Treatment which Is taken by simpla inbnlation, and which acts directly upon the weakened nerve centers and vital organs, restoring them to their normal activity. its operations are all in the line or phrslolnglual laws and forces, and Us cures by giving to nature her true and healthy control in the human orgmuaiu. 'rhou* sanda of roost woDdcrful curee have been made during the last thirteen yeare. If voii are In need ofeuob a treatmmt, write to Die. Mtarkey A Palen, 15*29 .Vrcb atroet, I’hiladelpbla, to send you such documente and rcnorU ot casos as will enable you to Judge for yourself as to its efficacy in your own case. Tbe Toledo, Clucuiiuti A ht. i.ouis Narrow Uaufe has been sold tor $],501,000. The only Improvement made on the knife is the fork.—[California Maverick. A tinder sortiment prevails among match manufacturers. — [National Weekly. Zenith: Where our lucky star always remains so avo can not reach it. —[Arnold’s Kaleidoscope. A New York State man died suddenly the otlien day Avhile reading i noAvspapcr. Noav is the time to subscribe.—[St. Albans Messenger. Probably grass Avill not grow In Wall street if Jay Gould docs retire. Ill fact it will not be as well watered as it Avas before.—[Boston Post. A Florida man is trying to introduce the mistletoe into America. We don’t think kissing needs any fiirthei encouragement iu this country.— [Guodall’s Sun. Traveler—I gee you - people are ■bunding new toAvcrs to four of youi churches. Resident—Yes, Ave’re having • stccple-chase.—[Tid-Bits. People anxious about the taking np of the public lands can solace themselves Avlth the tact that there are in Alaska 369,524,600 acres yet to be disposed of.—[Chicago Herald. A young Avoman in Camden, NeR .Jersey, has invented a inachiiie thai will detect footsteps. Strange to say, she has more beaux than aiiv girl iu the Stale.—[Califoruia MaA’erick, Johnnie’s big sister does not pari her hair in the middle because of a cow-lick, and Johnny asked the other evening:    “What makes your hair squint so awfully, Maries’—[N. Y. Ncavs. A Virginia colonel blcAv into a gun the other daj^ and found that it waa loaded. It isn’t safe for men who don’t know anything about firearms to bother with thein.—[Rochester Post-Express. Ata doAvn-toAvn wedding the other day a thoughtful guest presented the bride Avith a bottle of pepper sauce. Popjier sauce comes in very handy when the honeymoon is over.— [Pliiladclpliia Cull. A Ncaa' Yorker offers to cure a case of hydrophobia by the sweating cure for 1560. We fear it Avoiild make the patient sAveat so [irofiisely to pay the bill that ho Avouhl have a fatal relapse.—[ NorristOAvn Herald. At the Denver hotels “guests are re-quested not to fee the waiters.” But the hungry traveler Avill do it all th« same. The guest who has not feeo (he waiter learns that the waiter may not feed the guests.—[Judge. A LoAvell undertaker on Gorhau} street has a sign “Teiienioiits to let'* ill his Avinduw. This is a delicaU Avay ot jMittiiig it, but wo doubt ii there will be any great rush of teu* ants.—[Low'd! (Mass.) Citizen. “Very cool attempt that at the Pen-itentiary,” remarked Sinitli. “Whal Avasit? Didn’t hear ot it,” replied Jones. “Man arrested for attempting to liberate convicts I” “Nol Who Avasit?” “Plunibcr. He was putting in an escape pipe.”—[Pittsburg Chronicle. A man may not have any more music in him than a boarding house piano, but if he has enough of th« divine gift to tcN a quickstep from a funeral march the most precious incinorics will come bounding upon him every time a haiid-orgati makes a raid in his neighbcrliood.—[Chicago Ledger. Gccasioiial Churchgoer (to minis-icr)—That Avas good advice you gave this morning, Mr. Goodman, a^ut laying up treasures where neithei moth nor rust can corrupt, and Avhere thieves can not break through nor steal. Minister (earnestly)-It was, Indeed, sir, and 1 trust you will profil by it. Occasional Churchgoer—I intend to. Every cent 1 can get goes inte laud. Moth and rust can’t hurt land, and no thief can steal it—[N. Y. Times. _ A dost of Rou 5>car Cuaaa curt will pre> Vent you disturblu^ tbe oongrtgatioo, ao4 nut you In a rlxht frauitoi iniati tu enjo] tilt Ml vlcti. Twtuiy-ltvt otatt a bouit.

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