The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, June 19, 1885, Image 1
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'-Sho does not need Iih lovo na 1 do," bIio one.'", with a bitter, rebellious fecllni at her heart. "I more than half believe she does not caro for it. Uut ho thinks elie does. And sho will accept it, whilo 1) who would value it moro than all tho world, or a thousand worlds, am left to re member and regret that the only man's love I ever cared for was not for me.'' Then llio outstretched, rebellious hand drops heavily at her side, and tears come. Hot, passionate tears, fresh from the heart that is full of tho diinib aolio lliat comes to thoso who be lieve that their love is valued as light ly as a wayside flower would bo by the man to whom it is given. Then sho listens again. Sho hears Mary Grayle's voice, clear and flute liko ;n its sweetness, but it makes no such music in her heart as that other vcico does. Years may como and go, but the sound of that voice will linger there forever, llerlicait will bo haunt ed by it as a life is haunted by tho f host of a dead but unforgotten love. Icr's will bo a haunted heart and a haunted life, sho thinks, as eho hears Kingsley Dunham's voice ring oirt in silver melody in the song ho is Binging with Mary tirayle. "I am a foolish creature." Bbo says presently. "Aren't you ashamed of yourself, Alico Crawford! To lovo a man who cares nothing for you and be havo in this silly way about it! Haven't you any prido t If yott havo it's timo you began to make use of it. A wo man is a fool to give her heart to any man unasked, aud yet And yet Alico Crawford knows, as many other women do, that many a woman's heart is given without tho asking. A feeling of shamo comes over her to think it is so in her case, but she knows it is useless to deny tho truth. She blushes away her tears and forces herself to be calm. She then goes down the stairs and enters the parlor. Miss Graylu looks around from tho piano as sho comes into tho room, and says : "Kiugslcy has just been wondeiing why you did cot come. AVo want your lielp. Ho has brought us some now music." Alico Crawford hardly dares trust herself to look at tho man who stands by the piano. 15ut bIio feels his eyes upon her, and It is as if ho compelled her to look at him. In the look sho gives him there is something liko de fiance. He has made her lovo him without knowing it, perhaps and sho will not let bim Bee how her heart re sponds to his slightest touch if sho can help it. Sho has resolved to conquer her heart. Prido shall help her to do it. Ah! but it is easier to lalk of con quering hcaits than to do it. Sho will Hud it so. Kingsley Dunham bows,wilh a smile brightening his eyes as suiishino brightens a spring that has been in shadow, "Wo have missed your voice sadly in our singing,'' ho says. "Shall wo go over the musio again, now that you aro hero to try it with us'" "If you please," she answers, and goes to tho piano and puts Miss Graylo between the man sho loves and herself. It is a fitting action. Had not Miss Graylo come between llieir lives? Then they sing. Alico Crawford has never sung moro biilliautly, but thero is something in her singing that Kiugslcy Dunham h.is never noticed before something that jars liko a discord. They arc out of tune, as many other voices and lives havo been. Onco sho looks toward him and catches him watching her with an eainest, puzzled look in his face, lie seems to bo trying to comprehend her or her mood. A flush of color comes into her cheeks and sho tuinsaway abruptly. Does ho guess her secret' Tho thought brings with it a kind of fierce anger. It is hard enough to know that sho loves him ; she cannot bear to feel a man's elation over her weakness. Anything but that. Ily-and-hy they tiro of singing. They sit down together and talk of this and that. She feels that Kings ley Dunham is watching her, and she is on guard over her heart. Her mood is changeable. Ono moment sho is gay and her conversation sparkles with wit and jest. Then, suddenly, she seems to shrink back into a cold re serve. llu has novcr felt that ho understood her, and less to-night than ever bo foro. Sho is a puzzle to him. It per plexes and fasoinatcs and bailies him. Miss Graylo gets up and goes out of tho room, An awkward silence fol lows her going. Ho breaks it by say ing i "I missed vour faco at church last Sabbath." "I am not going apy mow," sbo on. uwers ; "at least not to vour chinch. I do not liko Dr. Canfield a sermons." Sho does uot tell the truth. For tho truth is sho is not going lliero because sho has made up her mind to conquer her heart, nnd the work, which will bo dillicult at best, will bo more diflicult if sho sees him often. Sho timet keep away from him as much as possi ble. "I am sorry," ho Bays. "I havo fjrowii accustomed to seeing your faco there, and I always find it hard to glvo up familiar faces when I caro for them." His voico is low, almost tender. Sho feels his eyes upon her face, though sho does not look at him. "I must go back to my woik soon," sho says, trynlg to make her word, sound quiet and Jcoinmonplaco. Is, havo had a long and pleasant rest and I begin to tiro of doing nothing. I Then Miss Grayle comes back and alio gets up suddenly, leaving her sen tenco uufliiished, and goes to tho piano BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, JUNE 19, nnd begins playing a dashing littlo fantasia that Hasn't a parliclo of soul in it. Ho does not stay long, llo excuses himself by saying that ho has woik to do and lio fools in the mood for doing H. Ho siys good ovening to Mits Graylo and then stops by tho piano. 'I havo somothlng I want to say to you flomolimo,"ho Bays,and then pauses as if at a loss. "I 8tippojo you want to tell mo how thoughtless you think me, and that it is my thity to como into tho churcli, and nil that sort of thing," sho says, looking up with a laugh that has a do fiant ring in it that grates harshly on oven hor own oars. "Thank you. Wo will consider that it has been said if you please. I novcr liko to bo talked o in that way." Sho gets up from tho piano and walks away as if to nut mi end to tho conversation. Tho light words havo cost her a great effort Hut, if sho would accomplish her purpose, sho must keep him at a distanco. He looks after her with tho puzzled, perplexed look in his eyes again, and then turns and goes out without anoth or word." "Kingsloy lolls mo that Dr. Canfield thinks it would be a good thing for liitn to take chargo of a church some where," Miss Graylo says by and by. "Ho could go on with his studies, you know, and tho disciplino would bo good for him. I shall hale to havo him go away, but it mav be for tho best." "Very likely," answers Miss Craw ford carelessly, as if the matter holds but slight interest for her. That night a telegram camo to Miss Graylo from hor sister in Trenton. Sho is sick. Will Mary come to her for a few days! In tho morning Mits Graylo goes away. That afternoon Kingsley Dunham calls. Miss Crawford knows that sho cannot help seeing him, for tho servants would suspect her of untruthfulness if she sent down an excuse pleading head ache or any other illness. So she puts on her armor of self defcnsa and takes her shield of prido and goes down to meet him. "And Mary has gone?." ho says. It has always been "Mary" and "Kings ley'' between thorn. "I am sorry. 1 am obliged to go away this aftornoou, and I shalll not come back until after she has gone to Europe. I wanted to ask her a question. Hut it seems that I am too late: I shall have to write it and leave for you to give to her. It is about something that will affect my whole life." Ho says this looking at Miss Craw ford with a strango excitement in his faco. She fancies that sho knows what his excitement is about. His gianco makes her treinblo with its power. Sho goes to tho window and drops tho cur tain to shut out tho sunlight that floods tho room. Her faco is left in shadow, and sho feels safer. "If I only understood you better," ho says, coming to her side. "Hut I hardly feci if I understand you at all. I wonder if all women can bo as per plexing to a man as you aro to mot'1 "Perhaps, if thny try to bo," sho an sweis. "We aro said to bo riddles, you know," with a little laugh that sounds forced and empty of merri ment. 'It I only knew," he says, and then pauses with" his eyes upon her face. What does ho mean f Sho feels a strango mesmerism steal over her be neath his glance. Is ho playing with her heart? He, Kingsley Dunham, who is to stand before men as ono of God's teachers? "You can write your letter to my cousin and leave it on tho table. I will give it to her," sho says, turning to the door. "I must beg to bo excus ed, there is so much to do." Then she bows and leaves him. The truth is, sho does not daro to trust herself with him longer. If sho does hor secret is not safe. She finds tho letter there when sho goes down. "I know what the question is that lio has asked her," sho says, as sho takes up tho missive. "He has asked her to bo his wife. Her answer to the question is what will affect his wholo life," and then sho laughs discordantly. Sho feels moro liko dropping her head on tho tablo and crying, for the pain at Iter heart is sharp and hitter. She lecls a kind of fierce, hard angor against Kingsley Dunham, against her cousin Mary, against all tho world. Sho takes up tho letter again, and looks at it with eyes and faco full of rebellion at destiny. "I am to bo to her the bearer of a message of lovo from him," sho cries. "I, who love him as sho never will. Fato is full of bitter irony when it makes mo such a messenger. I I will not do it!" with sudden ficrco determi nation. Sho crumples the letter in her hand, nnd looks about her. Sho sees tho old clock in the hall. Sho goes to it, opens it, and drops the letter into its mysterious depths. "Stay thero forever,'' sho says, and turns with a guilty start to tho post man at tho door ; ho has brought her a letter from her mother. "Tho schools will open two weeks earlier than usual," she reads. "You must como homo at onco or you will lose your place as teacher." Two days later sho goes back to the Now England village in which her woik is waiting for her. And that day Kingsloy Dunham goes to a lit tle church in llio West to begin his work. "So our paths run apart," sho says as the train whirls her away from the city whero she has passed a summer full of sad and sweet experiences ; for love, even if it gives all nnd receives nothing, is always sweetj "and peihaps it is better so." Thrco yeais havo gone. Alico Craw ford is again a visitor at her cousin's homo. Mary is married, but notjto Kings loy Dunham. Why sho did not marry him Alico never asks. Tho remem brance of what sho has dono and of what tho old clock knows fills her with guilty shamo. Sho never goes through llio hall without feeling a hot flush come into her faco ns sho hoars tlio clock ticking out tho hours. It seems to bo accusing her, Sho is afraid of it. Sho is glad to know that M iry was not robbed of happiness by her uct. That sho is stiro of, for if over a wo moil was happy in a husband's lovo that woman is Mary. If sho had found her cousin grieving for what hor II fo had lost sho could novcr forgive her self for having given way to tempta tion. Sho has lost sclf-rospcct. Moro than onco she resolves to confess ovcry thing to her cousin. Hut tho humilia tion of such a confession sho feels to bo moro' than sho can bear when she comes to attempt it. Sho is alonu in tho world now. Hor mother is dead. Henceforth thero is nono to toil for but herself. Sho misses tho incentive that urged her on to steady, hard work. Tho outlook is not a bright ono for a woman who feels tho need of something to live nnd work for. "You canuot guess what I hoard to day," Mary says one evening as sho nnd Alice sit in tho nursery together, where tho pride of tho family is luv- itiK a hard timo of it Irvine not to co to sleep. "Kingsley Dunham is com ing hero to (ill Dr. Canheld s placo through tho lattcr'a vacation, they say." A sudden lioht comes into Alico Crawford's eyes. Hut it dies out as suddenly as it camo. And with it a warmth kindlos for a moment in her heart, then leaves it colder than be fore. Hut it is enough to tell her that she has not conquered her heart, and that sho never will. "I shall be so glad to seo him," Mary goes on. "Ho was always liko a broth er to me." They aro sitting togcthor in tho iow at church tho next Sabbath even ing, when thoy uecomo awaro of tho tact that ivingslcy Dunham has como. "0, Alice," whispers Mary, "lliero ho is coming in with Dr. Canfield. How ho has changed I What a splendid looking man ho is I I knew ho would bo. I wish I could go right up to tho minister's desk and speak to him and shake hands with him. I don't know I can wait until tho sermon is over." Alico Crawford hears her cousin's voice, but she docs not know ono word of what sho is saying. She only knows ono thing, that sho sees the faco of lh) man she loves best ot any in tho world the man sho has tried in vain to for get. It is like looking into heaven over a wall sho cannot pass. Ivmgsloy Dunham sees them, and his face brightens. Ho sends them a greeting in a glance. Mary is all a flutter with excitement, but Alico is calm, at least outwardly. If ho could only seo into her bcartl Kingsloy Duuham's voico as lio reads from the sacred voluino fills her soul with music. When he begins to preacli it seems as if he must bo preaching for her alono. He tells them that tho heait that has siuned must make atone ment by confession of its sins and by turning away from tho past. Has sho not sinned ? she asks herself. Tho old clock knows and sho knows, and God knows I It socms as if that letter lay upon her soul, and the weight of it will hold her soul down forever. With that guilty act uncontested and unforgiven how can sho over bo at peace ? Sho has mado up her mind long bo fore tho sermon is over as to what course sho will take. Sho will confess what sho has done. She feels as if tho shamo of confession will kill her, but sho will get rid of her secret. The services aro through at last. Shu sees Kingsley Dunham coming towards them. Her faco is as palo as it will bo when she is dead. Hor heart almost stands still for a moment, then beats faster than ever before. Sho meets him before ho reaches their pew. Sho is aware that his hand is reached out to her, and that his faco is radiant with pleasure. Hut she docs not touch tho hand ho offers. "I want to tell you that I never gavo Mary that letter," sho says, in a low, swift voico. "I hid it in the old clock. It's thero now. Forgive mo if you can." Then before ho can speak or stop her she turns and goes hurriedly down tho aislo past tho wondering Mary, who had seen all that had taken place, but comprehends nothing of what it means. When Mary reaches homo she goes directly to Alico's room. "What was tho matter to-night ?'' she begins, but Alico stops her. "1 am glad you camo here, sho says. "I should havo como to you, if you had not, to mako confession of a wrong I did you thrco years ago. You will uato me, l suppose, when you hear it. I kept back a letter Kingsloy Dunham left for you. I felt sure that ho asked you in it to bo his wife, and and I could not givo it to you as I had prom ised to. 1 hid it in tho old dock. Oh, I cannot look at you I I want yott to go away and leavo mo to my shamo and disgrace. To-morrow I will go Dome. I can never look in your taeo or bis again." And Alico Crawford drops her faco in her hands and sobs over tho humiliation sho has brought upon herself. "You must havo beon mistaken in thinking ho asked mo to bo his wife," Mary says, "I was engaged to Georgo at that timo, and Kingsloy Dtinnam know it. Let mo go and nod tho letter. That will explain it all." Sho comes back presently with an excited faco. "Oh, Alice, read that 1" sho cries, and puts tho letter in her cousin's hands. And Alico roads : "My Du.vit FitiKNi) M.wsv. I am a foolish, cowardly mat). I know it. Hut braver men havo been cowards be fore woman's eves. I lovo your cousin Alico, but I fear to toll her so. Sho puzzles me. I sometimes think sho cares for mo. Then her mood chances, and I seem to bo hold agrcat distanco away from her. You must know how to road a woman's heart a great deal better than I do! Is thero a ohanco of winning her 1 I shall bo gono before you como back, and I shall uot he hero to seo you before you leave for Europe, but you can wrilo to mo and toll mo if lliero Is anything to hope. "KiNdSLKV Dunham." Alico Crawford reads tho letter through with dry eyes. Sho h&s boon so near to heaven ! So uoar I Hut her own baud has barred tho door against her entrance. Tho senso of what sho has lost, of tho fatal result of her guilty act bonumbs her. "Go away, please," sho says by.nnd by. "I want to bo alone." When morning comeB sho tells them she is going away, and at onco. "You shall not go," Mary "You must not 1" cries. "I must,'' sho answers. j could not 1885. boo him ntor reading that letter. Doh't urgo mo to stoy lor it will do ho good." An hour later sho is .being borno, Now Knglandwardc, and sho carries with her tho letter that tolls her how Kingsloy Diiiih&m leved her. It is a terrible thing to read, but she woijld not part with it for tho world. Hack again to tho old home, full of tho awful loneliness clinging to famil iar places after tho death of those wo lovo. It seems to her as if years havo passed sinco sho went out over its threshold two weeks ago. In thcso two weeks sho has found out how sin brings its own punishment. And suro ly sin lias never had o bitterer punish ment than hers has had. It is tho second ni trht since her re turn. Sho sils alone. What sho is thinking nbout you know ns well as I. It seems to her that thero is but oiic thing to think about for the rest of her lifetime. Everyday will repeat the thought of yesterday. Tho gato opons. Sho heats a step on tho path a man's slop. She would knows whoso it is sho would know it anywhere. "How can I seo him ?" she cries. "I cannot, I will not." Uut her feet re fuse to obey her when sho wills to fly. He comes in and looks about in tho twilight. "Alice, ho says gently, "are you hero ?" Yes, I am hero 1" sho cries. "O. why could you not havo spared me this. Was not my punishment ' enough al ready ?" Then her voice breaks nnd hot tears come. "I havo como back to ask vou if vou kept back that letter becauso you lov ed mo 1" ho says. Was it that 1" "Yes, sho cries out in desperation. "Ask what you will, humblo me as you will, I deserve it all. 1 kept tho letter back becauso I loved you." "Then nothing shall henceforth como between us," ho says, softly, nnd gropes about in tho twilight till ho finds her hand and holds it prisoner in his own strong palm. "But you forcetl" sho cries. You cannot forgive my sin. You must halo and despise me for it," "I forget nothing, ho answered. God forgives us aud loves us after wrong-doing. Shall not I, who, try, to be like him in other things, bo liko him in this ? And you did it because you loved me, Alice. Perhaps I ought not to think. of it in that way, but I cannot help doing so. I need you. Como to mo and help mo do the work, I have undertaken." "I will come if you aro suro you can forgive," she cries. And ho knows by tho kiss ho trives her how great his gladness is. And how glad slin is you may understand, but words of mine cannot tell. How an Oyster Builds its Shell. In building its shell tho ovBter starts with the hinge end, at tbo spot known to conchologists as tho umbo. A small plato or singlo scale now represents each valve, aud that is tho first sea son's growth. The next season a now' growth or plate shoots out from under neath the first one, just as tho shingles do. Tho oystermcn call these laps or plates, "shoots," and they claim that tho number of shoots indicates the years of tho oyster. Thoy certainly do contain a rcoord of the seasons, show ing tho slow growing and fast grow ing seasons. But thero is often jreat difficulty in differentiating these shoots. Tho record is often obliterated in pla ces by tho growth of parasites, which build their shells or tubes upon tho oyster. I have likened thcso shoots to shingles. Now, at the gablo of a houso these shingles may bo seen edgewise, So on tho ono sido of an oystor shell "is a series of linos. This is tho edgewise view of tho shoots or season crowths. Another factor is this purple spot, or scar, in tho interior of tho shell. It is tho place of attachment of tho abduc tor muscle. Its first placo of allaoh- ment was close up to tho hinge. Had it staid there until tho shell had be- como adult, how diflicult would bo tho task of pulling the valves together 1 tho loverago to bo overcome would bo, so great; for wo must bear in mind tho fact that at tho hinge end the valves are held by this black ligament, which is iu life, elastic, swelling when tho shell opens and boing compressed when tho animal draws the valves together. So with every year's growth or elonga tion oi mo biicu iiio mouusK moves the placo of atachracnt ot tho muscle on ward, that is an advance further from tho hinge. As it does so it covers up with whito nacro all tho scars that aro back of tho ono in actual uso as tho point of attachment of tho muscle. 'Pl.ta l... rr . .! iiuo juu uaii iiruvu uuuug on wuil nitric acid this covcrintr. and thus ex posing tho wholo life series of scars or attachments. Pa'd by the Private. The Baltimore Sun revives tho fol lowing story of Elias Howe, tho in ventor of Bowiug machines : At tho outbreak of tho war, w lieu ho was a millionaire, ho enlisted ns a pnvnto to show his patriotism and in- depondonce. Monoy grow scarce, and his regimonl, which was sent South, was loft unpaid for three months. At tha end of that timo Howo in his pri vate's uniform, ono day entered tho of fico of tho quartermaster and asked when tho soldiers of tho regiment wero to bo paid. "1 don t know," replied tho quarter master. "Well, how much is owed them ?" blandly asked tho private. "What is that to you 1" said tho storekeeper, with a look of surprise. "Oh, nothing," said Howe, nonehal antlyi "if you'll figuro out tho nmouut I'll givo yon my check for tho wholo business. "Who aro you ?" gasped tho quarter master. "Elias Howe, and my check is good for tho pay of the entlro army." Tho quartermaster mado out his bills, and Howo gavo him his check for thrco months' pay for his recimont. The government nflerward reimbursed hltn. People who wonder why Chicago has not been utterly destroyed by lire.ashap poned in the case of Sodom and her sister city, must remember, that, al though Chicago is as wicked as thoy wero, bIio has ix much better fire de partnicnt, THE COLUMBIAN, VOL, X1X.NO 23 COLUMBIA DKMOCKAT, VOt.XUX( NO 10 A Eeaver' Charmed Life- Thero was a largo gathering at tho Mnpes' harm, in Harmony, Pa., on Saturday of last week to attend tho salo of tho personal effects of tho, lato Orvin S. Mapcs. Among tho articles disposed of was a boaver skin cap, which was ruadq sevonty-ouo years ago out of tho fiir of tho last boaVcr over captured in the Choiuting Vallley, if not in tho Slate. The beaver w'as killed by tho father of Orvin Mapfcs, after it had boon hunted for twenty years. There wero very few beavers left in tho waters of this Stato or PcnnsylVa nia iu 1701, when Benjamin Patter son n noted hunter and trapper of thoso days, discovered a colony jn Mud Creek, a tributary of tho Upper Cho' mung IUver. This wns tho first colo ny of beavers that had been found thcrabouts for somo years. Patterson has set his trap, aud caught a beaver oyery night for Bcven nights. On tlio eighth night a beaver escaped from tho trap and left oiio ofiits hind legs in it. It is a peculiarity of tho beaver fam ily that if all thu members of a colony but one nro captured or die; the survi vor will never again seek another colo ny or follow tho regular lifo.of a bea ver; but will become a wanderer, hid ing wherever it can, and displaying a cunning and sagacity that were strango to it, when it lived in a colony. After finding tho beaver's.lcg in his trap, and falling to capture, any mord of tho ani mals, Patterson knew that ho had tak en all but ono of the entire colony, and that that ono had becomo a crippled wunuerer. These Bolitary beavers wero called tramps by sOino trappers, nnd bachel ors byr others, Patterson lost track of tho missing beaver, but tho next year ho camo upon signs of it. Ho could not find its hiding places, however, and for fivO years he followed the crip pled beaver up and down tho Chemung and its branches, always on its trail, but never succeeded in outwitting its cunning. At tho end of fivo years Pat terson declared that the beaver boro a charmed life, and that thero was no uso in Wasting timo on it. His brother Itichard thought' differently, and con tinued tho search for tho bachelor bea ver. It was heard of all over the val ley, first in ono placo and then in an other; but Patterson had no hotter luck in trappiug for it thau his brother" had, and in 1807 all signs of tho bea ver disappeared. It was thought it had died or loft tha locality. In 1809 Itioliird Patterson was trap, ping on tho very head waters of tho Chemung and ho discovered signs, of a beaver. Ho could not locato it in any one spot,- and it kept moving down the stream. Patterson- followed it all tho way to Nowtown, whero Elmira now stands, without getting a sight of it. At Newtown Eddy tho beaver loft tho stream, and Patterson discovered by its tracks in tho snow that il had but three legs, and ho mado up his mind tho crippled bachelor beaver of 1794 had turned up again. Tho trail led across country seven miles to another stream, where it. 'disappeared and all traoo of tho beaver was lost. Nothing was hoard or seen of it again for nearly four years. In '1812 Benjamin Patterson was fishing in tlio Tioga River near Paiuted " Post, and was surprised to Bee n beaver crawl out from a clump of willows near by him and draw itself up tho bank. Ono of its hind legs was gone, and Patter. boii felt that ho was onco more in tho presence of tho charmed beaver. Ho picked up a club and sprang toward tho animal, but it quickly disappeared in the water. Patterson ran to a houso near by and got a rifle. When1 ho re turned to the river tho beaver was in the middle of tho river, swimming ior mo otner snore, ratterson took good aim and fired at it. It disappear ed bmeath iho water. Patterson, be lieving that ho had killed tho be3ver at last, jumped into a boat and started out to look for its body. Before be had gone far ho saw tho beaver climb up the bank on tho other sido and dis appear. Patterson' then sworo that ho would novcr acrain mako any attcmiit on tho lifo of the bachelor beaver. AH sign of tho mysterious tramn was again lost. In tho spring of 1814 thero was an usually large ireshet m the Che mung. Ira Mapes, father of Orvin Mapes, was workiug on a raft with two other nun somo distanco abovo Newtown. Tho flood bcoamo so strong that just after tho men had gono to ineii' rait to work early ono mornintr, tho ropo broke and they wero carried down stream. The rait landed on an island near Nowton. A crop of corn had been raised on tho island tho vear oerorc, and somo ot tlio shock ot stalks had been left standing. Tho weather was very cold, and Mapes and the men started tor ono ot llio corn1 shocks to shelter themselves until they could be taken off tho island. Thero had been a slight fall of snow during llio night, nnd tho men noticed a peculiar track leading from tho river to tho corn Bhock toward which thoy wero going, I ho track had been mado by an animal with but three feet. Tho men nioked up cuius, anil, PiirroiiiHiinir the corn shock, routed tho animal out. It was a very larce and n verv crav beaver, and it was soon killed. Ono of Its lit tut legs was gone, and tho men then knew that tho crippled bachelor beaver that had foiled nil tho best trap pers tor twenty years had met its death at their hands. Mapes boueht an interest m mo neavcr tor sv. and subsequently had tho fur 'mado into cap. when his son Orvin was mar ried, iu 1830, ho mado him a wedding present of tho cap: It was only worn on Stato occasions. Orvin Manes' son ....... S.l ... , ctin ' was iimrnuu in inrj, anil llio cap was presented to him. Ho was killed In Colorado two or threo years ago, and the cap was returned to his father, who uieu last laii. t ho cap had a great lo cm inmo. Johnny was in the habit of taking a bito of bread and washing it down with a swallow of milk. "Johnny, you inusn't eat that way.1 "Why not, maw I" "Becauso it isn't healthful." "It won't hurt mo if I break tho bread Jn tho milk and eat it with a spoon, will it, maw 1 "No, Johnny, that's bread, and milk and bread and milk is always whole some. TI1010 nro some things that Johnny isn't old ouough to understand and propably novcr vill be, JBS Op DErTI3IKq. 1 w 1 60 2 00 t.M 3 23 5 CO aw 6m i r 8 10 4 60 7 00 4 78 7 CO 13 00 oso iooo moo 800 13 00 II) 00 SSI) 14 to in m 1 inch 2 " 3 ." X II Kcol ucol 14 00 17 00 BO CO 40 00 1C column 8 oo 13 oo 15 oo 23 00 00 00 40 00 Ml CO ayablo quarterly. Tran- Yearly advertisements alcntadvertlsemcnta must bo paid (or bctoro In sorted except unera parties navo accounts. Legal advertisements two dollars per Inch tor three Insertions, and at that rate tor additional Insertions without n-fercnee to length. Executor's, Administrators, and Auditor's no tices tbreo dollars. Transient or Local notices, ten cents a line, reg ular advertisements bait rates, Cards In tho 'Rtl-ilneM Dlrcr.lnrr" column, one dollar a year for each line. The Smallest Watch in the World. A small gold penhqldor, resting in a rich velvet .case, lay on a jowelorg showcaso in John Street, last week. Tho end of tho holder wag shaped llko nn elongatedj cube, and was an inch long. A faint musical ticking that issued from it attracted a customer's attention. Tho jeweler lifted tho hold er from .tho caso with a smile, and ex hibited a tiny watch dinl, ono sixteenth of an itch in diameter, Bet in tho sido between two other dials almost ns small Ono indicated the day, aud the other tho month of tho year. Tho ccntro dial ticked off seconds, minutes, nnd hours., "This is tho smallest watch ever made," tho jeweler said, and tho only ono oi its kind in tho world. It took a Geneva watchmaker tho better pait of two years to fit tho parts together so that thoy would work accurately. It has been exhibited in Loudon nnd Paris. Tho works of tho watch wero so that they fitted lcngthwlso ill tho hold er1 Tho mainspring was an elongated coil of stcol fitted to the wheels by a tiny chain, and worked liko an old fnsliioned clock weight. The works wero wound up by means of a littlo screw of gold on tho underside of tho handle, and tho jeweler wroto with it without disturbing the operations of tho fairy watch. "What's the pricet ' the customer ask ed. "A round 500," replied the jeweler laughing Business is Business. Young Bilkins was utterly devoted to business, but somehow found timo to fall in lovo and ask tho girl to marry him. The timo was set and ho called on tho old gentleman to get his consent no nau a long talk and that evening camo up to see tho girl. "Well, sho said, in considerable anx iety, "what did pa Bay ?'' "lie paid that wheat was 201111; up and thero was a fino chance for a man to mako a handsomo littlo dot." "Pshaw 1 Didn't he Bav anvthiiiir else f "Oh, yes, wo talked about a dozen entures that might bj made with an excellent chance of eoming out ahead every time. "Bother tho business I What did ho say when you asked, htm if you could havo mo ?" 'Wha wha what?" ho stammered. "Why, what did ho say about mo 1" "By George, Mary, I forgot all about it. I'll go tho first thing in the morn ing and seo him about it." She Fulled the Wrong Strine;. "1'vo been a-lauchin' most fit to kill myself all tho way up," said the driver doubling np over tho brako handle in another paroxysm as tho reportor swung on to tho front platform with tho calm confidence and grace of tho possessor of a $5,000 accident insuranco policy. "We picked up an old lady down here on .Graud St., and after iho conductor helped her on and sho had hxed heiselt in tho scat a young feller had given her, she pulled out an old fashioned purso and counting out five pennies says, Conductor, I want to get out at Great Jones street.' "All right, mum,' says tho conduc tor, and ho weut back on tho rear plat form and began talkintr to a friend. When we got up by Princo street sho waved her parasol and sung out : "Conductor, am t this urcat Jones street ?' 'No mum,' Bays the conductor, 'this is Prince.' "When wo passed Bond street bIio jumped clean out of her seat, 'this must bo uieat Jones street. " 'Be easy, mum,' says iho conduc tor witli a scowl, -I'll look after yc.' "Pretty soon we did como to Great Jones Btroel, but tho conductor was talkin' polities and ho didn't notico it, 1 mado up my mind I'd see tho fun through, so 1 kept tho horses movin' at a right, smart pace. Just as wo wero agoin' by, tho old damo saw tho namo on tho lamp post. Did sho holler ? not much. Sho just grabbed for tho cord that runs to tho clock and com menced ringin' up tho fares at tbo rate of oOO a minute. Tho conductor was so paralyzed ho couldn't move a hand, wiiiio a was laughur so 1 couldn t havo stopped if I'd wanted to. Bimeby, a man in tho corner pulled tho bell and the horses stopped. Then tho old lady got out and sailed up tho street leaving 1110 conductor etarin' helplessly at tho lock which registered fifty fares when ho hadn't had a dozen lia'BCugcis on since wo left tho stables. A Good Season. 'No, gentlemen,1' exclaimed a mid dle-aged man, who was talking to a crowd on Austin avenue, "nothing in thu world could induco mo to allow 0110 of my children to enter a school room, ior tno reason mat "You hiro a teacher to come to tho house," interrupted one of tho crowd. "ro, its not that. It's becauso "Thoy aro too sickly to go to school." exclaimed another, excitedly. "No, that's not tho icason. either. No child of mine shall ever attend school, because '' "Becauso you don t want them to bo smarter than their daddy," "No, gentlemen, tho reason is be causo 1'vo not got any children." Do not plant trees iu iho garden. They will not only shado tlio growintr crops to their detriment, but what is worse, will secure their owu nourish, ment at tho expense of tho gurden.rob bing tho vegetables and plants of tho elements of fertility. aw m dm Its HO ) 2 OO 9 25 4 00 III ISO ft 00 t CO 4 W I 00 4 CO o CO 8 no 7 00 8 OO It is claimed that a successful typo setting machiuo has at last been put in operation. Wo go right smart on ma chinery, but wo want lo seo it trotting around the oflico hunting eortB and stealing leads before wo take much stock in it Chicago Ledger. Reports from Michigan and other poach growing sections nio generally to tho effeot that the sevtro cold weath er of tho past winter has killed tho buds, and in many intnnccs the trees havo been killed nlso. A Galveston hotel was wrecked by tho boiler blowing up. Tho boiler got tired of having tho clctk do all llio blowing up nbout tlio placo.