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THE UPPER DBS -MOINE8. ALGt)BA.-lOWl.lVEPN^SBAY. MARCH TWO TENDEKI-'EET. rheu Uncle Billy telegraphed the firm emity, Madison Wright &. Co. and in- Jong they continue morijyin'g until of J. N. Y. World.—The "timeer" in Colo-: (mlm [ ,,| )ol tt the deiny. lie received au 'rndo has a supreme contempt for ten-! nll!fwor n, : ,t they did not. know to what lu« referred. Explanations fot- dcrfcet, or newcomers. This feelliuf js gradually dying out, but if will nerr be wholly extinct until the last old timer has passed "over the range." There was a time, however, when the old timer looked upon the tenderfoot as nu interloper and usurper. Less Ch.an 10 yea re ago two bright youtw fellows from New Y.ork arrived in Colorado bearing letters of introduction to the most prominent and wealthy men in Denver. They were young men of ample for!tines and announced their intention of engaging in milling. They did not desire to purchase n mine. They wanted the excitement of prospecting they were hale and hearty and were 'anxious for I'he experience of rough- Ing It. Among others to whom they brought letters of introduction was Uncle Billy Golden, nn old timer, who had "struck it rich" in LeadvlUe ami was rated financially at .f;{,0()( 1,000. Uncle Billy had all of the plnoecr dlsllko for tenderfeet, but these yoim%' men were such manly. Independent fellows that they soon found favor In the old man's (trcs. so that one morning when they came to him mid announced! their intention of going to Leadville to I prospect fo) 1 "fm'l.wmiH«r 111!' I' 1 '.! mn» j gave tlieih some very valuable information. He told them of a locality where he was ciinlideiil they would find mineral. He "shook them warmly by the hand at parting, and they promised to and Uncle Uilfy ieniled tiimt. no jtnlvo liis advice groat ldudile«s. never forget lii.s of! "Tiiosi! boys have the right: kind stuff in them," said Uncle Billy. A month later he received a letter from the boys. They had located 11 claim in the exact spot suggested l'<y him and had named the claim the "Uncle Billy" in liis honor. They were very saiigtdne of Ktrlklnr,' mineral, and a.s Uncle Billy had given them a"pointer" on this promising location they felt, that they ought to show their appreciation in some substantial Avay. so they sent Win ti deed to a one-third interest in the "Uncle Billy" mine, Two months passed by, and Uncle Billy received oeastonal letters from Ihis young tendei'l'eet friends. They h:id not struck mineral, but they Avert- expecting to do so any day. A foAV weeks later I'ncle Billy received the following telegram: NOAV York, .Inly 10. 1S82. To William Golden, Denver, Colo.: What Avill you take for the "Uncle Billy" mineV Spot cash. AnsAver quick. .1. .Madison Wright & Co. This telegram set. Uncle Billy to thinking. He had reasoned (that the boys had struck It in Ihis mine and had acquainted their New York friends with the fact. He had been purposely kept in ignorance, so I hail they could buy In'in out. ellieap. It was all clear to Uncle Billy, Ho had been through a number of mining transactions, but. in- had never yet been "done up by a tenderfoot," as he expressed it. He wired back: Denver, July 10, IKSii. .1. Madison Wright & Co.. .New York: I cannot make a figure without consulting iny partnei-s, Avho are now In Leadville. If you Avant my one-third Interest, wire me, and I will nanii price. William Cioldon. 'illHit night came the answer: Musi: have the entire property. Sei your partners and tix lowest posslbli price. English capitalists waiting. J. .Madison Wright & Co. The ne.\t night; Uncle Hilly arrived in Leadville, and ettrl,v the next morn- Ing started for the mine. He had litII trouble hi (Indlii;,' it, for the fame of the "Uncle Hilly" Iliad qnleily spread throughout the camp. "Halt!" This challenge brought ti sadden standstill. It miner staii'ling in front. Billy" shalfhouse. As hi maud ihe loAvered a Wim-hester enforce it if necessary. A parley ensued. Uncle Hilly le-.min that the mini- bad been closed and let! under an armed guard. No one was allowed on the premises, "1 am one of the owners of this mine:" exclaimed Uncle Hilly, "i e:in't help that, "you can't come any 1HJ.V orders, and now Keep oil." "Where are young lor?" "In Denver." llnnhi Billy mnageil to get a mandrill of tlui dirt: on the dump Avheii the sentry was not looking and made a dignified retreat. "1 see IIOAV it. Is," he said; "these young tenderfeet are trying to do me up. I'll show them a trick with a hole In it." He hurried back to Denver and found young Jackson, one of the co-owners of the "Uncle Billy" mine. "How much do you and .Miller want for your interest V" asked Uncle Billy. "Wo are not anxious to sell,' 1 replied Jackson. "We think we have a pretty good thing, but if you Avtint our interest yon can llwvo it for -in00.000 cash." "Gome in this evening," replied Uncle Billy. He tit once wired J. Madison Wrigh't "Will take !j;500,0<X) for 'Uncle Billy' & Co. "Will take $M( 1,000 for 'Uncle Billy' mine." Tho answer came promptly: "Terms satis.facUiry.Wlli leave for Denver tonight." Tins telegram was signed "J. Madison Wright." That evening William Golden gave James Jackson ti check for $100,000 and reived a quit olalni deed to tho property. Thou die waited for.I. Madison Wright Four days passed. .1. Madison AVS due to arrive. A week elapsed, and no J. Madison came. delay lowed. telegrams had been sent' him by the firm of J. Madison AVilglit & Go. "It any such were sent to him, they were i'or'gc ries, the telegram concluded" the telegram concluded. : "Bunkoed!" exclaimed Uncle Hilly, "and by tenderfeet too." r f ' * * * *' ' * ; .lames Jackson and John Miller were sitting on Hie veranda of a quaint little hotef in tlie smith of France in the early summer of 1.SS4. A bottle of wine and'a box of cigarettes : were on the table. Miller was laughing uproariously. "You ought to have seeii Ihe look oil the old man's face," syid Jackson as he lighted a cigarette, "when 1 gave him the deed. He actually thought lie was doing us up in great style, I would have liked to Juivc seen him when ho got into that sand bank which we called a mine." ' "1 suppose lie lias found out by this time that 1 sent those telegrams." said Miller as he raised a. class of wine to liis lips, "Oh* well," he continued when he had drained the glass, : "it was only $100.000, and he has 'more left, while we will soon have to go to work again, for we have onV ?15,00 (1 left. Why, what is t'he matter, old man'.'" he mid; denly asked as lie observed his companion gaxitig at a London paper, his face pale and his hand trembliug."Wliat is the matter, old man; tire they after us?" '•Read it,' 1 replied Jackson'. • Miller picked up the paper and read: "The Denver Tribune records [ wonderful mining sale. William Golden. th i' noted Coirado miillonam; tftid mine owner has Just, sold the, 'Uncle Hilly r mine on Fryer hill. Leadville. to an English syndicate for .£1.000.000. During the past two yeai-s the mine lias produced £800,000." Miller's ttijce was white. His lipM trembled as he said, "We've been bun- •the and also '.treies and) njleys onunue marrying until IIM.VHKMJ, «I*MI ««»w t^^". «*"«i «p*r<~ ,v,. lft ..,„-,. .... last n-ained have ceased .and boxes : for i-efi'eshmehts.,. It was to wed. Whereas fourteen miners ahd. ..called by Horace Walpoie "an immense tAventy-live artisans in every-.thousand -amphitheater full of little-ale houses. . .. i__j^ ii.A ..-.,., „* OK nnri An i TPlii»vr> \v-prfi-.hiibl1f 1 . siitiliers and cotl- maiTy between the'ages of 35 and 40, j There nearly; 100 of the .professional and In-.certs, dependent, class in this way: ante. ...,. . thing of the world and its pleasures be- ther. fore settling doAvh to sober matrimony. A laborer has neither desire or opportunity for it. • :',' . were It public suppers and cpti at first very fashionable, do. It is explained •' and Lord Chesterfield said he.had "or\ rich like to .see sonie-^-dered all his letters to be directed tht- DISCIPLINE. Drakes Marine. During the winter Union forces. When I reached the battery every gun but 'one had been of 1803—4 it Avns toy fortune to- In; prcs- stood idelit. of. one of the court martinis of the Army of Northern Virginia. One solitary Confederate with the blood streaming from his side. As lie secognflzed me he elevated his Weak December mm-hlitf, while the | voice above the nxir of the battle and snow covered the ground and the winds said: 'howled around, our cmiin. 1 left m,y | "General, I have one a Con- SPN SPOTS AND STORMS. can iii : It must once have been a merry, yet 'l)8.voiuio tire to attend Hie session of proper, place, for the expression ''Ham:- j me c-in-.rt. Winding for miles along un- Ingh girl" became common, and, hap-j(.tvia.:n pa,<hs , I ai length .arrival at. . ...-...- -.. fi,,. mi! ri, • -•- • -'the <-ouff ground atRmmd O.tk Church. ; federate shell went, crashing thtough D:ty after dtl.y-.il had lieen our duty' " tiT the'gallant swlhM'.* or' lint nhuy. I have one shell left: Tell me, 1 have saved the honor of Mary, and Lucy'.'" 1 raised my hat. Ont-e more p'ijv did not mean one who belonged to what lias been "• railed the "oldest profession in the world," but a "lively Next. Summer Not, Likely To Be Visited by Any Bad AVeather. Among the supposed .relations between sun spots and tlie atmosphere •'•yoitiig lady of excellent principles." Long before Johnson tiled Rauelagh seems to •• have declined somewhat In public favor. Fireworks and a Inimie. ******** Sunday tens were, tiled. sngg ^ tofK thilt Ole ,^ I|U ' ados It (it:. i'Man". should bo exhibited in a mas : querade. Johnson •admired linnelagli. Oh'his first visit he must have been in low spirits, for he saw. in' it "only struggles for happlnes." But he re- covered.aud went often, for he deemed! lf ho lio storms are concerned, saps tlU' Youth's Companion. Half u dozen 1 years ago it was noticed in Bavaria Uhtit de&ti'tie- ive lightning, strokes were • apparently less numerous during a.maximum than during a minimum of sun spots, and Dr. vo:i Beofcid emu* lo tlie coticltision that "high temperatures aiidti spotless solsir «ti.iWce' gives years abounding In thtn'idej«k>A'm's." ' . • If this tihepry fs correct the summer ^eii'lie seen. "And, sir, Just passed should have biv>n cdhipura-| ))(V ., kilKl of sok>lm)1 t y in tlyely free from thuwlers't.orws. for the of ., professional mail." sun spots are .now 'hpprogiafiiiK ;i niax-j'. —, " imum. Next summer also should upon the same hyoplhesis witness..relatively few t'lninderstorms. In England there llilSi indeed, been'noticed this yonv a.P 'ip'paraut tendency t", follow UK' mip- po8ed JaAV rtijscrlued above, as fliumUH-' stonns there have been less numerous than they were a feAV years ago when sun spots were near their miuimuih. .. laco of mn(K . rat diversion." Yet stiu io niulw it maouff tho pnb . l n which a barrister must, not thero mugt the manner Hilly from "i:ii the A J)O(.i'« GKSTl'KKS. 1'ouug f.Vople.— .Mike, ai Iguornnt, went out among Harper's t'liough .vei the farmers to canvass for a, book entitled Language of the Lower Animals. In the chapter on dogs is this statement: "For a dog to turn on liis hack is well understood among dogs as a gesture of surrender. It two- strange dogs mei'i on ihe street, and one shows light, if the olHier turns on' liis Im-lc he will not, as a rule, he molested." . Mike ii<>pciulci.l upon this- idea to sell the hook. \VHen near Fanner Mayings gate, -Mike suildenly stopped, dropping liis book and turning pale. A big dog. with shaggy head and glaring eyes, stood s'.iowing his teeth. Flight wa,s useless. A low s.ivage growl came froin the dog, and .Mike, falling to the ground and t liming on his back, said, gently, "Vex knows the sign q' SOITO sor!" The dog was called awjlyiby I 1 or liayne, but .Miko still tliifks hi save<l by the idea in his book. 'arm UK AI ' iA Rl )'S LKSS< )N. dlaxel.t: Notwithstanding-, NO MORE COTTON SUED. oloso o f t j le s casou i n ih 0 Omsliing Trade, Result of Past Business— Future Outlook. The season is about over hi the co tton- se ed trade, and the crushers are sum- ining up the results of the year's Imsi- Pi'obaly as' is 'tlli« case with all other .ness, says the Memphis Appeal Ava- supposed relatibns between . sun spots ' louche. Of the mills in Memphis, only and terrestrial phenomena, the proof | two are now In operation, the others in this case will be very slow to obtain having shut down for want of raw mn- i ud veil.' far from convincing until we terial. The two whose rollers are still have learned much more than we now' running have each about enough seed charged with violations of military law.' But never had I on my previous occasion been greeted with such /•anxious spectators as : ou .that morning- awaited the opening of the court. Case after ease AA-IUS disposed of, and tit length .the 'WiNo of "The Confederate Slates Versus Edwitird Cooper" AA"tis called—tho charge, desertion. A low murmur rose spontaneously from the battle scarred spectators as a, young artilleryman rose from the prisoner's bench and,-in re- •sponse to tho (iiujstlon "Guilt|.v. or not the Federal ranks, and the hero sank by his gun to rise no more. HE WAS UTTERLY. FRLlONDLESS. There was no need for anyone lo explain the intentions of tlie crowd. Tlii! detirniined men who rode in front wore masks. All were armed, one carried a long- rope. Immediately .behind them a miserable wretch was being hurried along, his arms pinioned to his sides. He was pleading for his Me in a pitiful' nuiuer, but not a whit could he move the stem purpose of his cap- tow. A man who saw thb proceedings know tion. MR. GLADSTONE'S DAILY LIFE. Regular. Habits and Resultant Good Health of the Grand Old Man. of the general laws of solar ac- to last five or six weeks. Very nearly .'-. . - ... all the country mills have shut down for ••'... -' ' • -' the season. 'Cottonseed has been scarce throughout the season. The crop was short, to begin with, and many new mills were in operation. A great deal of seed was shipped to tin's city from points in Southern Arkansas and Texas, and this in addition to the supply obtained in tho Memphis district proper enabled the mills to tide. over. There is .some apprehension as to the-supply for the next year, however, since the building of two new mills now-under way in Little Rock, and tlie construction of others in Texas will possibly cut short the receipts from that quarter, wliile conn- tijy mills are increasing in number each year throughout the Memphis territory. •Since* prices have- been advancing stwulily, it may be assumed that the year's business has been a profitable one, excepting onjy in instances in which heavy contracts were made for future delivery. Cottonseed at the opening of the season was worth about: $12 per ton, delivered in Memphis. Trices advanced steadier and almost in- iiitemiptedly until the present figures gitilty?" answered, "Not. guilty." Tlie judge advocate was proceeding to''mild to Hie leader: open the prosecution, when the court,] "You are going to lynch that poor observing that the prisoner was unat- follow, are youV" tended by counsel, interposed and said to the accused: "Who is your counsel?" "T have no counsel," he replied. Supposing that it was his intention, to represent himself before the court, tho judge advocate was directed to proceed. Kvei-.v charge and specification against' the prisoner was sustained, The prisoner was then told to Introduce his wi)> nesses. "1 have 110 witnesses," he replied. Ajstjoulslied at the calnuiejw with which he seemed to be submitting to | 'ri lon U K . deadly procession moved oil.— what he regarded as inevitable fate, I I'ittsburg Chronicle Telegraph. lid to him. . "Have yoti no defenseV Is it .possible you abandoned your comrades' and de- sorted your colors in the present 1 '. 1 of an enemy without an|y reason V" "We are ," lie replied, briefly. ''What has he done'.' Beaten his wife '(" "No." "Has lie stolen hois.'sV" . i "No." "Has he murdered some one in cold blood?" "No." "Then what are you going to hang him for 1 .'" "SIranger," said the leader, solemnly, "this is the cluip who expressed a. wish for an old fashioned winter." Mr. Gladstone's extraordinary regularity is even earned to the number, of hours.he. remains in bed, says the Westminister Gazette. Except when he is unwell, which he is .very rarely, he consistently sleeps eight horn's. He has consistently slept, -eight houm for the last Thirteen years. Mr. Gladstone, however,- did not always adhere to this rule. It: was on Sir Andrew. Clarke's advice, when his health broke down, in 1880, .that he remained in bed so long as eight horn's. The premier likes to retire about midnight, never later than 12:80, and sleeps, with seldom an interruption, until his eight hoims Imye expired. This, is invariably liis habit whether hi town, in the country, or abroad'. His diet, too, is regular and severely plain. Breakfast with, him is a small meal, a cup of tea, a, few slices of bread, and egg* or tongue. He "There was a reason, but. it will not avail me before a military court." 'Terha.ps you are mistaken," 1 replied. "You tire charged with the highest crime known to miilitnry law, and it is your duty to make known the cause that influenced your atclous." For the first time his manly form trembled and his blue eyes swam in teaiw. Approaching the president of SOMK OTHER MAN. lunches in the middle of the djiy and of !J>2-1- a ton were reached. In tho mean- has a cup of tea and a slice of bread at time, the market quotations for crude 5 o'clock, not from necessity, but. from oil have advanced from 22 cents to 55 ;choice. .. • i cents, the upward Dinner with him is the chief meal. Mr. Gladstone has as little belief in fancy, dishes.,a.s in French cooking. His 'favorite "solid" is a. cut from the joint, roast beef being with him an especial favorite. The premier does not like movement having Champaign the tac,r that General (J. T. Beaureganl ,. lin of wlmt thpy tm . m ., (le (rf Nt , ltluu . committed tlie (.-rime of treason to his AS; lu ; ,'by any means, partial to condi- becii aided by the high .prices of lard and other hog products. The country is almost entirely without seed, and in many instances fanneivs are buying for planting purposes. Such purchases are usually made from remnant, lots in eouu- made-up -dishes except when he is cer- try mills, but several instances are reported in which city mills have sold seed to planters as high a.s SjvJO a ton. now tluit IK? is deadj moats. He never uses mustard and has ! country, no om can dony that, lie posxwsed.'.some <if „. perfect abhorrence of vinegar and | the elements of greatness, 'Hud Instils. Salt, and pepper, however, do not talents been directed to the defense| come under tliis rule. Mr. Gladstone' and advtnii-ement of the country thijVis not prejudiced against sweets• a.fter. educated him he might Jiave; wiiij-1 dinner, although ho docs not patroulsse ten his name high on the roll of hoi'j-' them always. He is particularly par- ored men and public benefactors. NcJ- lit.il to'rice pudding, ther Gnint nor Sherman owed"tho comi-1 The gi o. m.'s wine list is neither ox- iry iiion- than he did; but. .they are hel'jl tensive nor extravagant. He cominenc- iu reverence and he Aviil'have to dijt-'es AA"ifh a glass w tAVO of claret or cham- pi'iid for faiiK* on the fact that IM- iii-jl'agne and winds up with a glass of vented the system of cable propulsion ' port. These are his ftiA'orlte AA'ines for ELEVEN HUNDRED WOOD. PIECES OF' was the reply, farther. I've got you've got. yours. .laekson and .Mii- for street raijwa.vn aiiil.djd good s ; >r- dinner and if the premier consulted his vice in the Avar with M.wiico. What mvu taste he would seldom indulge in historian CMII laud him for turning liis any other liquor. Until quite recently militai?.- skill to account against the he wtis very fond of bitter boor and he cinmtry wiiich educated and nourished lll{ '' s " Klill > iml . v ll ll!1M " tendency to- in and honor.is tlici'e l ltlv .-,\vard giving him lumbago. If Mr. Glading been the manager of the .Louisiana *"""''* " ll ' ul1 "ver varies it is not from State Lottery'.' The storv" of «e.-inr,*- (;lu)i( ' 1 '. 1)U| mendjy ti <Usposit1on on hh story,' of Beaim*- gard will aptly illustratte''the eas wliieh great opportu'hitlv's inay be throw away and great talents directed to bad ends. He was born, in the south, was of the early French blood, and it is believed , he never was able, to his dying day, ,lo see the folly of the rebellion mid the wickedness of its purpose. w Uli part.-not to displease Ills hostass. Tins above may be taken a.s more the manner in wliic.li Mr. Gladstone lives Avhen in the bosom of his family than when he Is the guest of a friend.. 1 The Extraordinary Cane for Which a Brooklyn Man Has Been Offered $2,000. William 1C. Yale, a wealthy bachelor, AA'ho luis had several winters in south- j em California, has come again from Brooklyn to spend a. few weeks in this region, says the Pomona, Gal., Progress. He is a remarkable traveler and his delight is• historical study. He has a cane that he curries with, him, which is undoutedly the most) costly and unique of anything of tho kind in the AA'orid. Tho stick contains about eleven hundred pieces of wood. Each piece is cut in a curious and tirlis- , tic shape, so that the cane with the various colored and shaped woods has ti strange appearance. Mr. Yale planned and made tlie caaie, and work the court he presented a letter, saying : he did so: ''There, general, is what did it." I opened the letter, and in a moment | Herald. iy eyes were tilled with tears. It was' passed from one to another of the ..-•curt until all had seen it, and those tern warriors, who had passed with Stonewall Jackson through a hundred battles, wept, like little children. As soon as 1 had recovered;my self-possession 1 read the letter as the defense of the prisoner. It was in these words: My Dear Edward—1 have always been proud of you, and since your connection with the Confederate army 1 have been prouder of you than ever before. 1 would nor have you do anything wrong for the world; but, before God, dear Edward, unless you come home w- 1 must die. Last night I was aroused by little Edgar's crying. I called out and said, "What is the imiittor, EddieV" 'and he said, "Oh, imunnia, I'm so hungry!„ And Lucy. Kdwanl, your darting Lucy, she never complains, but. she's growing thiiitu'-.' every day. And, In-far • God, my deal' Edward, unless you conn- home "Hello. Joe!" cried a youth on.Broad- way yesterday, as he shipped, si gentleman vigorously between die shoulders. "Oh! I beg a thousand pardons," he continued as in respoiico to the- blow the other turned his head and revealed nil unfamiliar face, "Took you for another man, you know," he added, by way of an apology. "And so 1 am another man," replied the stranger laconically, as with a shrug of the shoulders he struck across the street leaving the young-man so to wonder bow he should have framed a more effectual apology.—New York we must die of- starvation. to LIABILITY OF ELEVATOR OWNER. Important Questtionrf Raised in the. Walthcw 'Damage Case. Your Mary. After reading the letter I turned the prisoner and said: "What did you do when you received this letter'? Did you apply for a leave of absence to the proper "officers V" "I made application for a furlough and. it. AA r as rejected; again I made an application and It. was rejected; a third time 1 made tin application and they refused to grant it. That night as I Avandered backward and forward in the camp thinking of my home, Avitli the mild eyes of Lucy looking toAvard me and the burning words of Mary sinking deep into my brain, 1 was no longer the Confederate soldier, but. I was the ftb- ther of Lucy and the husband' of Mary, and 1 would have passed those lines if ovorjy' gun in the battery had tired upon me.' I went to my home. Mary run out to- meet me^-her angel arms I Helen M. Walhew's suit for $25,000 damages against the Seattle National Bunk Building company was given to the jury by Judge Osboni at 10 o'clock yesterday morning, says thet Seattle Post Intelligencer. He explained to the jury the doctrine of contributory negligence and left, to its decision the question of whether upon the whole circumstance* of the case the defendant was guilty of such negligence a.s would entitle the plaintiff to recover; also whether or not. the plaintiff's own negligence had directly contributed to the accident: Judge Osborn then proceeded'to instruct the jury that the owner of the building In which there was an elevator was obliged to exercise the same care in regard to persons conveyed in the elevator and was under the same liability to them in case of accident that a railway or a.ny other common carrier would be to its passengers—that is to say, that tho owner was bound to exercise the greatest possible care to see that the elevator was suitably constructed and fitted with proper appliances and also to employ careful and competent em- ployes to control and manage it and in general were liable for the carelessness of their employes. NEW /10ALANI) MUTTON. Million Shipped Carcasses Frozen During Kach Vear. and AGES AT WHICH' MEN MAURV. The Era of Matrimony Governed by the Various Occupations of Men. VAUXHALL GARDENS. Described by Goldsmith, Fielding ami Smi>lletit. Statistics sliow that a law of chances governs in the vast majority of cases the ages at \yliich men marry who are. engaged in certain occupations, says the New York Ledger. "Workmen and artisans take unto themselves wives at an earlier age than those whose vocations tire of a more intellectual kind. Thus miners, textile factory hands, laborers, and artisans marry at an average of 22 years. Of these the miners are first in (he Held, more than 100 of every' 1,000 of them securing wives before they have become of age workers in textile fabrics run them close; then come shoemakers and tailors, and they are followed by artisans and laborers. Farmers and farmer's sous coiisldor 25 early enough. Commercial clerks seek the pleasures of matriinonjv at 2(i. Shopkeepers and.' shopman postpone the rapture a little while' longer. Professional men and gentlemen of independent means rarely care to -encumber themselves even with so delightful a burden as a wife until they have toed the lino of 30 years. Though tho rich marry \ at a more ripe age than the •\vorldug\frat- j I wish I could show you Johnson at, Vauxliall gardens, which witnessed tho gayety of seven generations' and wore in their prime in Johnson's day. Boswell refers to and praises thorn. He rightly foresaw a long future for Vtuix- luill, so "peculiarly adapted to the taste of the English nation." Mr. Austin Dobson lias described Yuuxhall for u»s, .say* 1 a writer in the Gentleman's Magazine, In Johnson's dajy Goldsmith and Horace Wnl|>olo, Fielding and Smollett, all refer to this place, with walks "so intricate that tho most eSiHM'lenccd mothers have often lost themselves in looking for their daughters;" and it; endured to lx> again described by Thackeray. Johnson must, of coin-so, have been (lu-ire. llowlaiuU-ion repnvsi'iits him in a picture tus supping tit Vauxhall. , Hut, alas! (Hero is no record of a i visit. I As to tlie other famous place, Rane- i high, he know if well. Ha.nelagli wus a. public, garden at Chelsea, opened at a cost of more, than £12,000 in 1742, when Johnson was busy giving the "wh'lg dogs" the woml of it in bis par- lituiH'iitary debates. Ha.iu-fagfi liust.ed till twenty years after Johnson's death. It; wilt* the predecessor of "Venice' in London." The udmlslxm was usually | county judg' 1 shilling, hero were to be found a. Peck to fill rotunda and a lake, and a VeuotUm nominated. embraced me and she whispered.: " 'Oh, Edward, I am so happy! I am so glad you got your furlough!' "She must have felt me shudder, for . . she turned as pale as death, and then, upon it consumed weeks of labor at. | catching her breath at every word, she different times in the coin-so of seA r -1 s ., l( j. oral years. Sixty of the 1,100 pieces of , ,. .j£a.ve you come without your fur- wood are of great value to relic him- 'lo^hv oh,' Edward, Edward, go back! ters. The head of the cane is made ! Go l)ac . k! Ltrtl me and my children go from a post; in the house of Shakes- • ,i own together to the grave, but, oh, pcare's birthplace at Stratford, England. Set hi the head is a small lock of white hair from Martha Wasliing- for heaven's sake, stive the honor of fyour name!' . • . | "I tit once returned, and here I am, Ion's betid, the lock having been given gentlemen, not brought here by military x r.. A'., 1,. 4-l.ti.t-. r irinti'L? it'ini Ivtr T?/il\mH' • i . i »__ _ i 11 .. .. A. ... ii. — .,„,,, Mr. Yale thirty years ago by Robert E. Lee, a descendant of Mrs. Washington. There is a- piece of wood from the birthplace of Napoleon, on the island of Corsica, and oiie from Napol- power, but in obedience to tho com mtuid of Mary, to abide the sentence of your court." Every soldier of that court martial felt tho force of the prisoner's words. eon's writing desk at St.. Helena. Other Before them stood in beatific vision tho pieces of the cane came from the Char- eloquent pleader for a husband's and ter-Oak, from the home of John Adams, a father's wrongs, but they'had been from ti chair of Oliver Cromwell, from the home of John Hancock, from the Mayflower. Roger Williams' pew, from n. desk of Abraham Lincoln, from a penholder of Gladstone, from ti ruler that Garfield used at. school, from a penholder of Longfellow, from la trunk ntitely for the Confederacy, tho proceed- that Lafayette used during the revol- j tl g s o f ( U0 court were reviewed by the llonary Avar, from the bed upon which commanding general, and upon the ree- John Wesley died, and from the gull- , m i was written: trained by thar great leader, Robert E. Lee, to tread the path of death though the lightning's flash scorched the ground beneath their feet, and each in turn pronounced the verdict—guilty. But fortunatel|y for humanity, fortu- All the Vear Round.—The sheep ,t:irm- er, it: seems, finds that 'lie can deliver his sheep, Avith a fair profit, for ) vo pence a pound til lie nearest: port or free/Jug point. The killing ami freezing process is uiiderlalceii chiefly by companies, which have established freezing stations at- various convenient points along the coast, and which ship the carcasses, consigned to agents in London or elsewhere. One of I'he .sights of the day tvt the Albert docks is tho arrival of one of the .New Zealand Shipping company's line seamers, pt-rlups tho Tongariro or dlio Riiuutaka, ortvomo other of the fleet, with the sonorous Marl names, and t'o see tlie subse-iiui'iit discharge of some 27,(KH) carcasses. e..;i!U neatly wrapped in i':s- winding .sheet of white calico. he TwJwle year's exportation now figures to about 2,000,000 frozen car- ca,sses and is rapidly increasing. Vet with all tliis depletion the number of sheep in the colon;,- is rapidly increasing. The Hocks have hugely iucrivised hi number, and the export of wool hits 'in I'roiii about (i4.(Mit),HO() pounds in i.ss2 to 108,000,000 in ism. lotine upon which" Louis XVI. and Ma- Hie..' Antoinette were beheaded, Mi'.' Yale siient years a.nd much care in collecting tho relics. Ho has been, ofered $2.000 for the cane, which Is truly :t .wonder. He will -leave it to the' historical department of Cornell uulversity'iwhen he dies: Canute [Ison, who Avas appointed of Burnett county by Gov. vacancy, has been re- Heudquarters Army Northern Virginia. The finding of the court is approved. The prisoner, Edward Cooper, is pardoned, and will report to'his company for duty. R. E. Lee, General. I During tho second battle of Cold Harbor, while shot and shell were fulling "like torrents from the mountain cloud,'' my attention Avas directed to the fact that one of our batteries AVUS boW silenced by the concentrated tiro of t}/ i There lias been some talk in Washington to the effect that Assistant Socetarv Quiucy would not long remain in id's present place, and Secretary Greshum himself is cited as authority for the report. It is an open secret that Mrs. Jeftt-r- son Davis, wife of the late confederate president, who is now in New York, Is not in comfortable circumstances. Her Income is Inadequate to her support, even in the modest way in wjilcli'slio lives. Tins statement will bo a surprise to many are of tlie late leader doubtless '•n follow- U'* cause."

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