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TI1E SCItANTON TRIBUNE-SATURDAY MOUNTING. SEPTEMBER 29, 1894.
.BY GILBERT PARKEPTT7
"I must bid our father and mother
good night. Thun I will join yon both
'in the court of the king.' " And he
turned und went back and said to his
father an ho kissed his mother, "I am
had at an advantage, general."
"And serves you riht, my boy. You
had the odds with you. Pho has cap
tured them like a bom soldier."
His mother said to him gently:
"Frank, you blamed ns, but remeiubor
that wo wished only your good. Take
my advice, dear, try to lovo your wife
and win her confidence. "
"Love hor try to lovehor!" ho said.
"I shall easily do that. But tho other' '
He shook his head a little, though
what he meant perhaps ho did not know
himself, and thru followed Marion and
Lali up stairs. Marion had tried to es
cape from Lali, but was told that she
must stay, and tho three mot at tho
child's cot.- Marion stooped down and
kissed its forehead. Frank stooped also
and kissed its check. Then tho wifo
kissed the other cheok. The child slept
"You can always see tho baby here
before breakfast if you choose, "said
Lali, and she held out her hand again
in good night. At this point Marion
Stole away in spite of Lali's quick little
cry of "Wait, Marion!" and tho two
were left alone again.
"I am very tired," she said. "I
would rather not talk totiisht. " The
dismissal was evident. He took her
hand, held it an instant and presently
said: "I will not detain you, but I
would ask you, Lali, to remember that
you are my wife. Nothing can alter
"Still wo are only strangers, as you
know," she quietly rejoined.
"You forget tho days wo were to
gether after wo were married," he
"I am not the same girl. You killed
her. We have to start agaiu. I know
"You know that in my wretched
auger and madness I"
"Oh, please do not speak of it!" she
said. "It is so bud even in thought. "
"But will you never forgive me and
care for me? Wo have to live our lives
"Pray lot us not speak of it now,"
she said in a weary voice. Then breath
lessly, "It is of innoh more conscqneuco
that you should love me and the
He drew himself up with a choking
sigh and spread out his arms to her.
"Oh, my wife!" he said.
"No, no, "she cried, "this is u urea
Bonable. We know so littlo of each oth
er. Good night again. "
He turned at tho door, came back,
and stooping kissed the child on the
lips. Wjcu he said: "You are right. I
deserve to suffer. Good night "
But when he was gono sho dropped
on her knees and kissed tho child many
times on the lips also.
When Francis Armour loft his wife's
room, he did not go to his own room,
but quietly desci nded tho stairs, went
to tho library and sat down. The lone
liest thing in the world is to bo tote-a-
tete with one's conscience. A man may
save a bad hour with an enemy, a sad
hoiir with a friend, a peaceful hour
with himself, but when the little dwarf,
conscience, perohes upon every hillock
of remembrance and inakos slow signs
those symbols of the languago of tho
soul to him, no slave upon the tread
mill suffers more.
The butler came in to see if anything
was required, bnt Armour only greotod
him silently and waved him away. His
brain was painfully alert, his memory
singularly awake. It seemed that the in
cident of this hour had so opened up every
channel of his intelligence that all his
life ran past him ill fantastic panorama,
as by that illumination which comes to
the drowning man. He seemed imder
some strange spe ll. Onco or twico ho
rose, rubbed his eyes and looked round
m liuu bpuun iu;e nours, wnero, as a
Tlrlftnf Via nA linAn 4 t-xn lin,wl. Uio
tutor, and as a young man had found
recreations such as belong to ambitious
and ardent youth. Every comer was fa
miliar. Nothing was changed. Tho
books upon tho shelves were as they
were placed 20 years ago. And yet ho
did not seem a part of it. It did not
seem natural o him. Ho was in an at
mosphere of strangeness that atmos
phere which surrounds a man, as by a
cloud, when some crisis comes upon
him, and his lifo seems to stand still,
whirling upon its narrow base, while
the world appears at au interminable
distance, even as to a deaf man who sees,
yet cannot hear.
There came home to him at that mo
ment, with a foroe indescribablo, the
shamelessnoss of the act ho committed
four years ago. Ho had thought to come
back to miserable humiliation. For
four years he had refused to do his duty
as a man toward an innocent woman, a
woman, though in part a savage, now
transformed into a gentle, noble creaturo
of delight and goodness. How had ho
deserved it? Ho had sown the storm; it
was but just that he should reap the
whirlwind, He had scattered thistles;
could ho expect to gather grapes? Ho
knew that' the sympathy of all his fa
ther's house was not with him, but
with the woman he had wronged. He
was glad it was so.
Looking back now, it Beeined so poor
end paltry a thing that ho, a man,
should stoop to revenge himself upon
those who had given him birth as a
kind of insult to the woman who had
lightly set him aside and should use for
that purpose a helpless confiding girl.
To revenge one's self for wrong to one's
self is but a common passion, which has
little dignity; to avonge some one
horn one has loved, man or woman
and before all, woman lias some toncli
kiimio umr t Mir r f(.'JO
I893.BY J.B.LIPPIMCOTT. CO.'
Jiea by loyalty, i'vt
his act there was not ouo word of de
fense to bo made, and he was not pre
pared to make it.
The cigars and liquors were beside
him, but he did not touch them. He
seemed very far away from tho ordinary
details of his lifo. He knew he had be
fore him hard travel, and he was not
confident of tho end. IIo could not tell
how long ho sat thero. After a time the
ticking of the dock seemed painfully
loud to him. Now and again ho heard
a cab rattling through tho square, and
tho foolish song of some drunken loiterer
in tho night caused him to start pain
fully. Everythirg jarred on him. Once
ho got up, went to tho window and
looked out. The moon was shining full
on tho square. IIo wondered if it would
bo well for him to go out and find some
quiet to his nerves in walking. He did
so. Out in tho square ho looked up to
his wife's window. It was lighted.
Lung time ho walked up and down, his
eyes on the window. It held him like a
charm. Once ho leunod against tho iron
railings of tho garden and looked np,
not moving for a timo. Presently he
saw tho curtain of tho window raised,
and against tho dim light of tho room
was outlined the figure of his wifo. Ho
knew it. She stood for a moment look
ing out into tho night. Sho conld not
see him, nor could he see her features
at all plainly, but he knew that she,
like hiiu, was alone with tho catastropho
which his wickedness had sent upon
her! Soon tho certain was drawn down
again, and then ho weut onco more to
the house and took his old seat beside
tho table. He foil to brooding and at
last, exhausted, dropped into a troubled
He woko with a start. Some one was
in the room. Eo heard a vtcp behind
him. Ho camo to his feet quickly, a
wild light in his eyes. He faced his
Late in tho afternoon Marion had
telegraphed to Ricbiird that Frank was
coming. Ho had been away visiting
some poor and sick people, and when ho
came back to Gruyhope it was too late
to catch tho train. Bnt tho horses were
harnessed straightway, and he was
driven into town a three hours' drive.
Ho had left tho horses at tho stables, and
having a latchkey had coino in quietly.
Ha had seen tho light in tho study and
guessed who was there. Ho ontered and
saw his brother asleep. IIo watched
him for a moment and studied him. Then
ho moved away to takeoff his hat, and
as ho did so stumbled slightly. Then it
was Frank waked, and for the first timo
in fivo years they looked each other in
tho eyes. They both stood immovablo
for a moment, and then Richard caught
Frank's hand in both of his and said:
"God bless you, my boy; God bless you!
I am glad yon are back!"
"Dick, Dick!" was tho reply, and
Frank's other hand clutched Richard's
shoulder in his strong emotion. They
stood silent for a moment longer, and
then Richard recovered himself. Ho
waved his hand to the chairs. Tho
strain of the situation was a littlo pain
ful for thorn both. Mou are shy with
each other where their emotions aro in
"Why, my boy," ho said, waving a
hand to the wine and liquors, "full bot
tles and unopened boxes? Tut, tut!
Here's a pretty how d' ye do. Is this
the way you toast tho homo quarters?
You're a lino soldier for an old mess!"
So saying, ho poured out some whis
ky, then opened the box of cigars and
pushed them toward his brother. He did
not care particularly to drink or smoke
himself, but a man an Englishman
is a strange creature. Ho is most nut
nral and at easo when he is engaged in
eating and drinking. Ho relievos overy
trying situation by some frivolous and
selfish occupation, as of dismembering
a part-ridge or mixing a punch.
"Well, Frank," said his brother,
"now what have you to say for your
self? Why didn't yon coino long ago?
You have played tho adventurer for fivo
years, and what have you to show for
A'jalnst the Aim Uyht of the room was
outlined the figure of hi wife,
it? Havo yon a fortune?" Frank shook
his head and twisted a shoulder. "What
have you douo that is worth the doing
"Nothing that I intended to do,
Dick, " was tho grave reply.
"Yes, I imagined that. You havo
scon thom, have you, Frauk?" he added
in a softer voice.
Frank blew a great cloud of smoke
about his face, and through it ho said,
"Yes, Dick, I have seen a d d sight
more than I deserve to see."
"Oh, of course, I know that, my boy!
But, so far as I can see, in another di
rection you are gutting quite what you
desorve. Your wife and child are up
stairs; jon are hero. "
Ho paused, was silent for a moment,
then leaned over, caught his brother's
arm and said in a low, strenuous voici:
"Frank Armour, yon laid a hateful lit
tle plot for ns: It wasn't manly, but we
forgave it and. did tho best we-could.
But see lerer Frank, take my word, for
it, yon l:;v8 hzl a let of luck. Theru
isn't ouo vouiou out of JO.UOO that
would have stocd the test us your wifo
has stood it Injured at the start, con
stant negloct, temptation" he paused.
"My boy, did you ever think of that of
the temptation to a woman neglected by
her husband? The temptation to men?
Yes, you have had a lot of luck. There
has been a special providence for yon,
my boy, but not for your sake. God
doesn't lovo neglectful husbands, but I
think ho is pretty sorry for neglected
wives. ' '
Frank was very still. His head drop
ped, the cigar hung unheeded in his fin
gers for a moment, and ho said at last:
"Dick, old comrade, I'vo thought it all
over tonight since I came back every
thing that you've said. I have not a
word of defease to make, but, by heav
en, I'm going to win my wife's love if
I can, and when I do it I'll make up for
all my onrsed foolishness! See if I
"That sounds well, Frank," was tho
quiet reply. "I like to hear you talk
that way. You would be very foolish if
you did not. What do you think of the
"Can you ask mo what I think? Ho
is a splendid littlo fellow. "
"Take oaro of him tlieu. Take good
care of him. You may never havo an
other, " was the grim rejoinder.
Frank winced. His brother roso, took
his arm and said: "Let ns go to our
rooms, Frank. There will bo time
enough to talk later, and I am not so
yonng as I once was. "
Truth to say, Richard Armour was
not so young as lo seemed a few months
before. His t-houlders were a little
stooped; ho was grayer about the torn-
pies. Tho little bit of cynioisra which
had appoared m that remark about the
caro of tho child showed also in the lines
of his mouth, yet his eyes had the samo
old, true, holiest look. But a man can
not bo hit in mortal places onco or twice
in his lifo without it being etched on
his face or dropped, like a pinch of aloe,
from his touguo.
Still they sat and talked much longer,
Frauk showing better than when his
brother came, Richard gono gray and
tired. At last Richard roso and mo
tioned toward tho window. "See,
Frank," he said, "it is morning.
Then he went and lifted tho blind. The1
grav, unpurged air oozed on tho glass.
Tho lijiht was breaking over tho tops of
tho houses. A crossing sweeper, early to
Richard caught Frank') hand lu both of
his task or holding the key of the
street, went pottering by, and a police'
man glanced up at them ns he passed.
Richard drew down tho curtain agaiu.
"Dick, ' said frank suddenly, "you
look old. I wonder if I have changed as
Six months before Frank Armour
would have said that his brother looked
"Oh, you look young enough, Franli
was tho reply, "bnt I am a good deal
older than I was five years ago. Come,
let us go to bed. ' '
Many weeks afterward an anxious
family stood about the cot of a sick
Tho family doctor had just left tho
room. Marion, turning to tho father
and mother, said: "Greyhopo will be liko
itself again now. I will go and tell
Richard that tho danger is over."
As sho turned to do so Richard opened
the door and came in. "I have ecu tho
doctor," ho began in his chcertril tones,
"and the little chap is going to pull along
now liko a honso afire." Tapping his
brother affectionately on the shoulder,
ho was about to continue, but he saw
what stopped him. He saw the begin
ning of tho end of Frank Armour's trag
ic comedy. He and Marion left the
room as quickly as was possible to him,
for, as ho said humorously, "ho was
slow at a quick march," and a moment
after tho wifo heard, without demur,
her husband's tale of lovo for her.
Yet, as if to remind him of tho wrong
he had dono, heaven never granted
Frank Armour auother child.
A Historic Weapon.
Hon. E. L. Parris shows a historic wea
pon. It is an old flintlock gun which was
brought over from England by an ancestor
of Mr. Parris ot several generations back,
and was carried in tho Revolution by an
ancestor of anuthcr generation who, with
six of his sons, participated hi the war.
Since the adoption of the Declaration of
Independence it lias been fired every
1- ourth of Jul; in celebration of that event,
Thero are probably few guns in the coun
try with so honorable und patriotic a roc
ord. Oxford (jle.) Democrat.
The Peacock on a ltulny Day.
The peacock, glittering with jewel-like
eyes, has a voice by no means suited to its
beauty. Its cry is harsh and disagreea
ble. When the lain falls it sit.sonr.omo
high perch uttering its doleful sounds,
with its beautiful tall feathers drawn into
the smallest possible space. Like a vain
creaturo as it is, it never spreads its fix
unless the sun shines. Troy Times.
Puritanical Treatment of Hoys.
In MissEarle's book, "The Sabbath in
Puritan New England," a story is told of
Dr. Dakiu hearing a noise while ho was
praying in a church at Quiilcy. Tho min
ister opened his eyes to discover the cause,
and saw a redlmired hoy clutching the
railing on tho front edge of tho gallery,
while aveneruhle deacon clutched the hoy.
At hist the balustrade gave way and boy
and deacon fell with a crash. Tlio deacon
then led tho boy out of the meeting house,
nnd swishing sounds, accompanied by
wails, were soon heard from tho region of
the horse shed.
A Prlaoiutr Hub a Jail.
James Slattery has been robbing tho
county Jail In wich he is a prisoner nt
PotUvllle, Pa. Ho bus been employed lu
tho hosiery department and has been
helping to load wagons with goods for
shipment. It has been .discovered that ho
has been sending pnekuges ot stockings to
his wifo in Look Haven. It Is estlmutcd
that he has stolen $1,000 worth of goods,
VOICE Oi1 ANIMALS.
THE SLOW RISE AND FUTURE FAi.
OF THE HUMAN SPEECH.
Ouco No Living Tiling Had a Voice, and
tlie Time Will Coino When tho Snina
Thine Will lie True Again, nt Leant Ko
Far as II u man ltoingn Aro Concerned.
There was a time iu the history of tho
world when even the animals hud novoice.
There were no sounds or noises then but
those made by the winds whistling about
mountain tops and howling through prim
eval forests, or of tlio waves dashing on
shores absolutely si lent uud dend. The an
imals of those geological epochs, being in
the plastic state preceding the develop
ment of the osseous structure that now
gives form und comeliness to the human
body, were lust beginning to breathe the
exteruul air with a geutlo ruspiratiou.
Ages, it should rather be said epochs, were
passed in this maimer, in the course o
which tho habit of respiration developed
the lungs. Then the usa of the throat es
sential to the taking of food produced
those organs necessary to speech, which
are called the pharynx, glottis and larynx.
It seems that Providence, as a matter of
supreme convenience, made tho same pas
sage serve for eating, speaking and breat h
ing, although another arrangement was
possible, like tho respiratory apparatus of
the grasshopper, which Is placed at the
sides. This is one of tho very few excep
tions to the rule which annlies in common
to man and mostTtnimuls.
When the upper part of the throat was
n an advanced state of development tho
act of respiration liegun to be accompanied
by certain inarticulate sounds, at first re
sembling the rough breathing of a person
whose air passages are obstructed by a bad
cold. Instinct soon taught the animal
that these noises could be increased by
forcing slightly the inspiration or expira
tion of tho breath, or by contracting the
muscles of tho throat and so emitting the
voice in a rapid succession of indeiioito
sounds. We have the right tosuppose that
the yelping of sea lions represents very
nearly the human voice in its early stages
of development. The sounds of the voico
of the human being arc, like those of all
animals and all instruments, the result of
a vibration of chords, and are grave or
acute according to the size of these chords.
Ibis change was more rapid in animals
living on the land, the voice of those whoso
hnbits continued to be amphibious remain
ing much tho same. There came in tho
course of time to be a great variety in tho
voices of animals, determined partly liy
their size, but generally by the circum
stances in which they wens placed. The
different species of the feline race living in
forests cultivated the higher tones. Tho
lion adapted his voice to the vast desert
spaces where lie roamed and gaiued a
scanty subsistence. The dog in his wild
state probably confined himself to th
lower notes ot the scale nnd expressed tin
hostility only by barking. Since his do
mestication, having acquired a sort of hu
man sentiuieut, he yelps and whiues in the
higher tones to express feelings thutaro
but imperfectly understood. Thecal imi
tates the high sopranos. The horse, having
a long neck and a head nearly as long, im
itates in his neighing most of the modern
The animals of the bovine tribe produce
the voico from low down in the throat
only occasionally venturing on certaiu
higher and exceedingly unnatural notes.
iV great variety of tone and compass is
round among the birds, from the shrill
scream of those of-a ravenous kind down
to the parrots, among which arc found the
bassos, baritones and contraltos of the
race. The singing birds combine the high
and low tones with extraordinary flexi
bility of voice and a perfection nf voealism
at which they arrived probably at a very
remote peruxl of the world s history.
Man inherited Irom his immediate an
cestors, the ajK-s and monkeys, a voice of
considerable altitude, in which the lower
tones were almost unknown. Tho mon
keys chattered to their fellows from treo
to tree in shrill head tones, the natural
vocal expression of a weak and timid race,
in whose physical formation the head had
begun to hold an important pluce. Tho
upper notes of the register were character
istic of the first men, as they still are of
avage tribes and peoples, and of the half
ivili.ed members of modern society,
whose voices have never been subjected to
The music of the Chinese, Japanese and
of all wild Tribes is keyed high and sung
usually in falsetto, the lower notes being
obtained uy drums, tomtoms or some other
instruments of tl'.e kind. Although their
songs are far from agreeable to the ear,
they still think they can sing, an illusion
shared, it must be confessed, by a con
siderable number of persons in the most
refined modern society.
These facta and suggestions contain
probably the reason for the belief cx
pressed by a i rench writer that thebumau
voice is gradually descending ho scale.
High tenors and shy scraping sopranos are
more and more diflicult to find, a ureal
misfortune in these tunes when tho Wag
ner operas demand such extraordinary
vocal efforts. Tho Chrouicle has already
endeavored to explain the awful conse
quences of this theory carried to its logical
results. It has shown how the sopranos
will gradually become contraltos; the con
traltos tenors, regardless of sex; the tenors
baritones, and the baritones bassos. It
would bo well if the misfortune ended
here, but this is by no means all. When
the whole human race isoulv able to sneak
n bass tones there will continue to be a
depression of the higher of these, until
one smglo dead level is reached, above
which the voice will be nimble to rise. To
this unfortunate voice music in all its
forms will long have been impossible. For
awhile n conversation, whoso ghostly
solemnity can only bo imagined, will bo
carried on, and then the vocal organs will
cease entirely to exist. San Francisco
A Terrible Cholera Tragedy.
At Askabad, Turkestan, the cholera
had almost disappeared, and the event-
was celebrated with much rejoiciug on
the anniversary of tho emperor's name
day. Tho governor gave a dinner, to
which he invited a numerous compauy,
and tho various regiments wero granted
extra rations that they might rejoice on
The day, which began so auspiciously
amid general rejoicing, was destined to
havo au ending without a parallel in
Of tho numerous guests who atteuded
tho dinner one-half died within 2-1
hours. A military band of about DO men
who played during that fatal dinner
lost 40 of their number with cholera,
and only 10 of tho men reached camp
that night. Ouo regiment lost half of
its meu aud nino officers ere tho sun
rose the following morning, aud within
48 hours 1,300 pooplo died with cholera.
The causo of tho outbreak was clear
ly traced to a small stream of water
which supplied the town. Four days
previously the authorities were informed
that cholera h :d broken out at a small
Turkoman village situated on the banks
of this stream about four inilos above
Askabad. The inhabitants of this vil
lage were ordered to movo thoir tents
several miles back ou the hills, which
On the day before the reappearance
of. the, cholera at Askqbad a very heavy
rainstorm occurred, which wasned tne
banks of the river and swept refuse and
other matter from the abandoned village
into tho stream, and this matter was
carried by tho water into the city and
distributed to all parts of the town by
the numerous open canals through
which the inhabitants were supplied
with water. , It was this contaminated
water wiich caused the reappearance of
the epidemic and the frightful mortality
which followed. Sanitary Era.
EARLY VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES.
The Members Wero Generally Pretty
Good Xatnred Follow.
4'Tho Kaglo Firo Kngine and Hose com,
piny," said an old timer yesterday, was
the first Pittsburg company ever actually
organized on the volunteer principle. This
occurred in the year 17fH. There was a
great time lu tho village when tho Kagles
secured an enghie. When tho wagons
which brought it- from Philadelphia ar
rived the town could hardly contain itself.
Everybody turned out to see the wonder
ful machine, and scarcely an eyo winked
while John Johnson, the village mechanic,
put the pieces together. Tho new engine
was rude in the extreme. It cousi9ted of a
plain box, which contained the mechanical
works of the engine, and was operated by
first pouring tho water into tho pump by
means of buckets, and then forcing it out
through the base. The fireplug was then
'Sometimes tho members of the Eagle
undertook to inculcate morality by means
of the shower bath.. Whenever a false
alarm brought thom out they invariably
repaired for practice to Virgin alley and
played upon a house there called 'The
Crow's Xe9t,' which possessed an unsavory
reputation and was one of the earliest laud-
murks of the alley. In vain tho inmates
would cry from the doors and windows
that there was no fire there. Tho boys ul-
ways replied that the place needed a wash
ing anyhow, and this method of getting
rid of objectionable residents was winked
at by the authorities.
"When several companies had been or
ganized an intense rivalry sprang up be
tween them. So bitter was the partisan
spirit mat lively pugilistic encounters
sometimes took place, aud indeed it is said
some of the good church people of that day
took a hand in the contests. On Sunday
afternoon, while returning from a fire, the
Eaglo boys met the Alleghany company at
the corner of Market and Liberty streets.
Ihe J-.nglo captain ordered his men to
march quietly by without any demonstra
tion. The order was obeyed by all except
one bully, who tried to provoke a quarrel,
The captain thereupon lecame enraged,
uud rushing to a neighboring stable se
cured a pitchfork and inade for the man,
who showed light. Tlio latter dodged the
weapon and ran. From that day on he
never sliowpd rebellion.
'On another occasion when these two
companies were returning from a lire, side
by side, each crew waiting for the other to
start up a row, one of the Alleghany men,
a great big fellow over six feet iu heiKht,
who was casting threatening glances at
the foe, slipped aud fell down. A little
Eagle man, the smallest member of the
compauy, stepped over to the prostrate
giant, and shaking his fist at him said,
1 here, you might have known I would
knock you down for looking at me that
way.' 'You!' responded the big one as he
struggled to his feet, 'you knock me down!
V hy you little runt, you, I could eat you
for a quail on twist und swallow your en
gine for dessert.' The scene was so ludi
crous that both companies burst into a Hi
of laughter. Thero was no fight thut day
A Daily Performance That It Free,
Matinee every dv; scats free. Perform
nnee commences at 3 a. in. All are invited
that are wide enough awake to listen.
Thus aunounces nature's orchestral man
ager. Spring comes in with this matinee,
summer sees the height of this outdoor
concert and autumn brings the adjourn
incut of this open air enu-rtaiiimeut til
the first day of tho next spring.
As soon as Aurora with her rosy fingers
draws aside tho curtama of night und ap
pears at, the opening the concert begins.
"Copse, rock aud river ring again on a line
spring morning." Tlio melody hnds it
way to the heart of every one, or would
if sh-cp had not so locked tho outward
senses that the heart cannot bo reached.
Chanticleer opens with bis shrill Cock-a
When one begins to sing the whole wood
soon manifest its sympathy by a general
chorus, and the songs inspire delight iu
the feathered songsters. Tliey caro not
that men are not listening; they sing their
sweetest songs to one another, they are
telling their brethren of their happiness,
they are singing their songs of love, they
are chanting the same songs of praise that
the morning stars sang together when the
world was created and God pronounced it
good, they are caroling of hope for days to
come and of jay iu the days that are.
The deep blue heaven is full of voices of
unseen birds tlrat flutter at the pule portal
of morning. Mutiaoe closes promptly at C
u. in. After that each bird sings solo or
chorus, as he pleases, but all through the
day they keep up their constant chirping.
llestlng tho Kyes During Work.
Speaking of the daily occupations which
are hurtful to the eye, Dr. L. Webster Fox
particularly condemns reading in street
ears nud in railway trains. Tho paper is
usually held closer to t he eye thau ou other
occasions, because of the motion of the
cars, aud when this strain is followed up
by a day's hard work the 'effect is soon
seeti iu congested eyeballs and eyelids.
Short intervals of rest will save eyes en
gaged in exacting work. Dr. Eox suggests
that persons working over books have a
green disk placed in range ot their vision,
so that their eyes can rest upon it . when
they raise their heads after runuing up
long columns of figures.
l-'or tho same purpose he advises that
the walls of schoolrooms should bo hung
with maps and pictures to relieve the eyes
ot children. This plun has been followed
in tho Francis M. Drexel public school
with beneficial results. Auulyst,
A Warm Reception In Maine.
Two Auburn youths the other evening
accompanied two fair maidens of the same
city to their homes. Thero was the usual
pause at the doorstep, anil when it came
timo to part one of the fair creatures
rushed up, opened the hall door, remark
ing us she did so in honeyed tones, "Won't
you come inf" A smile ot acquiescence
had just commenced to steal over the faces
of the young men when the door opened a
littlo wider, ns a impelled by some force
within, and a very copious shower of warm
water deluged the waiters. Ao, you won t
come in! sounded a voice in a tone which
left no chance for an argument, and the
youths tore themselves away with such
vigor that the dust fairly enveloped them,
Jittiiuor Commercial. .
A story is told of a Frenchman who sat
by his 11 reside reading a book, when the
nurse brought him his Infant heir to dan
dle on his knee. A friend calling upon
him ho forgot he was nt reading, nnd,
throwing tha child on the table as if it
had been a book, ho left the room. For
tunately tho nurse was at hand to rescue
the maltreated infant. London Tit-Bits.
.-d mrnisketscher, Bohemia, the un
equal working of nature in the destruction
of rocks has resulted iu a most colossal and
ruggedly beautiful arch, the summit of
which is upward of 1,-100 feet above the
scu u - -
HUNTING THE ELK.
EXCITEMENT OF THE CHASE OF
THE STATELY ANIMALS.
Colorado It the Place Where These Noble
Creatures Aro Found In Larce Kum-
ben They Are Going, However, the
Way of the Once Humerout Buffalo,
This is perhans the createst ctnmn rnnn-
Irj in the United States. Situated in the
very heart of die Rocky mountains, tho
least settled part, the towering peaks and
wooded slopes literally teem with deer, elk
and bear. But the onward march of civi
lization is making great inroads upon these
proud denizens of the forest, and soon they
wm imvo jomeu me Diitiaio in the happy
hunting ground. In a varied experience,
covering several years, it has Sen mv
pleasure to study the habits aud character
istics ot those animals, and I believe of all
the large game on this continent the elk is
tho noblest, the grandest, the stateliest.
The moose, caribou, deer or mountain
sheep has each its points of excellence that
endear it to the heart ot the sportsman.
but the elk possesses more thau any of the
others. In size, sagacity, cunning and
wariness he is the superior of them all.
His keen scent, his penetrating eye, his
acute sense of hearing, combine in making
him one of the most diflicult animals to
He will travel twenty-four hours with
case, never stopping to eat or drink. His
gait is a swift, swinging trot. IIo is as
graceful as a fawn and moves over the
ground at an astonishing pace. With his
immense antlers thrown back on his shoul
ders ho will go through rocks, down tim
ber or brush with the greatest easo where
a horse, and sometimes a man, would havo
difficulty in following. Ho is often found
above timber line and will traverse narrow
passes and defiles, climbing over walls of
rock and through fissures where it would
seem impossible for an animal of his size
I well remember tho first time I heard an
elk bugle. 1 was alone on top of the great
divide, and was walking along the bank of
the dizzy canyon at the very head of Fish
creek. I was a novice in those days, and
fully expected to see a herd of grizzly bears
at every step. My nerves were at a great
tension, na the doap and gloomy canyons
and craggy cliffs at that point aro dark
and foreboding, and have au oppressive ef
fect on a tenderfoot.
Suddenly thero burst upon my ears tho
clear, penetrating bugle of an elk. It was
a most strunge, weird, peculiar sound,
baffling ull efforts of the most skillful
word painter and startling in its sudden
ness. JUy hair stood ou end. I wanted to
run, but did not know which way to go,
as the sound seemed to come rolling in
from every direction. , I was bewildered
as the sound echoed from cliff to dill and
went rolling awi in the distnuce. Again
pealed out that rlanon note, and this time
I espied along the canyon bank a moving
objtct, which I soon tuadeout to be an elk.
He was a noble specimen, with immense
spreading antlers, and was coming directly
toward me. I dropped down behind a rock
and awaited him. Jusl in front of mo wus
a beautiful little park covered with a
carpet of ureeu grass, plentifully sprinkled
with flowers, and into this he turned. Ho
Btoppcd, threw his head back, swelled his
neck to an enormous size and once more
emitted that mournful wail. While be
was standing thns I took careful aim and
lired. lie dropped liko a log. The bullet
took him square between the eyes. His
antlers had ni.Mi prongs to the side, and
the tip was six feet from his head.
During the latter part ot November,
when the soft downy snow had piled up
over a foot deep on the valley, I accompa
nied a hunting expedition to the head
waters of Elk river. Here the elk congre
gate in large bands preparatory for their
winter trip south. We shoveled off a
camping place and built a roaring fire.
After supper we sat around on logs and
smoked and told stories until late and
then rolled into our beds, spread on a
thick layer of spruce boughs, and dreamed
of elk and licnr aud all other game that is
dear to the heart of the sportsman. How
one can sleep ou a bed of spruce boughs!
Morning dawned bright and clear, and
long before sunrise we were in motion.
We heard an elk bugle just over a littlo
hill from our camp, and believing there
was a band of them we made in that direc
tion. As we came upon the hill and looked
over we saw a beautiful sight. . There in a
little valley was a bunch of more than 200
elk. Somo were lying, some standing and
others walking back and forth like senti
nels watchingover a sleeping army. Noise
lessly we crept back, and making a wide
detour we surrounded them. The situ
was well up by this time, and as it shone
upon the frost incrnsted boughs of the
spruce they shone and sparkled like clus
ters of diamonds. Tho peaks are warmed
with a glow of sunlight, nnd are tinged
with a golden halo. It was a scene of
marvelous grandeur and beauty. A signal
was given and we all moved forward. An
ever watchful bull sounds a note of alarm,
and instantly tha herd is in motion. They
go slowly down the gulch, moving in good
order, although tho snow is three feet
The leader stalks proudly at the head of
the band. Suddenly from in front there
is a report, and we see a little puff of
smoke ascend. Tho leader stops, turns
around with his noble hend lowered to the
grouud, and his noblo body trembles with
a new and deathly sensntiou. Tho snow
around is covered a bright crimson, nnd
this maguificeut animal, which a few mo
ments ago walked proudly at the head of
his band, summons all his effort for a great
leap and falls over dead. Tho band thus
suddenly deprived of a leader stands wa
vering for a moment and then breaks
apart, and one part runs up our hillside
while the others go tho other way. Now
is the chance for tho hunter, and we, who
are above him, look with eager expectancy
to see him accept it. He rushes forward
just as the elk, seeing that they are sep
arated, torn and come together again like
tho wings of a great army.
He is in tbe very midst of them, and
they, bewildered by the shooting, jump
first one way and then the other all around
him. But this man, who a moment before
could kill nn elk the first shot, is now suf
fering from a severe attack of "buck
ague." It is too much for his nerves, and
ho shoots fast and wild. He keeps up this
fusilado until his cartridges are gone.
Thirty shots and he has not drawn blood.
The elks come to their senses nnd sweep
oft down the gulch out of range. We had
lots of fun twitting this hunter about his
good marksmanship, but . there aro lots of
good huuters who get "rattled" when they
are in the midst of a band of elk, some of
which could bo killed with a butcher
knife. The tactics of the pot huut-er are
to kill the leader of a band of elk, and
then they will often stand until they are
all shot dowo.-C. II. Leckenby ia Denver
The Sargasso sen bus been eueountered
somo 200 or 300 miles northeast of Burba
does; but whether the weed is solely car
ried from the West Indies aud the gulf is
perhaps open to doubt.
Unless the waste product is regularly
carried oft the system is poisoned by its
accumulation. It is this self poisoning
which brings on tbefatal result lu Bright's
disease und diabetes.
The English viper may cause the death
of a dog or of a delicate and weakly child.
Small creatures, such as mice, will some-;
I times die a few minutes after being struck, !
CENTRAL RAILROAD OF N, J.
LEHIGH AND SUSQUEHANNA DIVISION
Anttiracite coal used exclusively. lntmi.ina
cleuuliuoss and comfort.
TIME TABLE IN BPTECT MAY 21), 1S9I.
Trains leave Sflranton for Pittstnn. Wllk
Bnrre. etc.. at 8.31 D.li 11.30 n. m. llsa. ih
Ml, 6.011, J. H.(B p. ui. Bundayi, 9.U) a. m..
1.00, n r., 7.10 p. m.
ror Aiinntio uty, s ai a. m.
For New York. Newark and Elizabeth. R SI
(exnrees) a. m 12.,"0 (expross with BufTet
parlor car), '6.J0 (express) p. m. Sunday, &lj
Fon MADCH Cni'NK. Ali.f.ntows. Rirrnr c.
hf.m, Eartoh and Philadelphia, 8.ai a. m..
I'i-Vi, 3.30, 5.U0 (exeopt Philadelphia) p. in.
Bundny, 2.15 p. m.
For Long BitAHcn, OctAS Grove, etc, at
8. .0 a. m.. VZ.m p. m.
For RoadniK, Lebauon and Harrisburg, via
Allentowu, b.A) a. m., Vi-M, u.00, p.m. Buuday,
2.1 p. m.
ror rutmuie, .- a. m., iz.ai p. m.
Keturninsr. leave Now York, foot of Libert
atroet, North river, at It 10 (oxpresa) a. iu.,
1.10, 1.30. .; (express with Buliot parlor car)
p. m. Simi'ny. 4.30 a. m.
ijouve f nuaiieipuia, ucaaine Terminal, ail J
a. m.. z.00 and 4.30 i) m. ISuudav. 0 :
Through tickets to all points ut lowost rat-H
may be had on application in advance to th
ticket agont at the Mutton.
uen. i'asa. Agent,
M AV 19 1
Train loaves Scranton' for Philadelphia an
o S.W Y,?tt 5 U- H- K. at 7.45 a.m.. 1S.0S.
2.88 and 11.88 u. m. via n r t. tr r u u(i7
8.08. 11.20 a.m.: and 1.5) p.' m. '" "
L,eve Bcramon lor llttaton and Wiltaa
Burre. yla.D.. L. W. R. u 0.00. &08. ll.-a
a. m , i.w, 8.50. ts.OT. 8. o p. m.
Leave Scranton for Whito Bavon, Hazletoo,
Pottsville aud all points on the Heaver
Meadow and i'ottsvilfo branches, via E. & W
V.. 8 40 a.m., via D. Sc 1LU. It. at 7.45a.m.. HO"
2.88. M) p.m., via D., L. & W. E. B, 0.00, i.W,
11.20 a.m.. 1.30, 3.50 p.m.
Leave Scranton for Bethlehem. Eautoo,
Reading, narrisburg and all intormodtcta
iwinU via D.& H.K.R.7.45 a m.. 12.0-1. J.88, 11. tt
p.m., via D., L. & W. R. 6.00,8.08, 11.30 a. m,
Leave Scranton for Tunkhinnock, Towanli,
Elraira, Ithaca, Geneva and all intermediita
(.omts via D. & H. K.R..8.40 a.m.,12.05 and lUi
p. m.,via D. L. & W. H It., 8.01 a.m.,IA p. ra.
Leave Scranton for Rochester, Buffalo, Ni
agara Falls, Detroit. Chirairo and all nolurt
west viaD. & H. R. R., 8.15 a. m., 12. 05, 0.1 5.1 1 Ji
p. ra., via D. L. St W. R. R. and Plttbtoo,
Junction, 8.08 am , 130, 8.50 p. in., via E. S$ W.
li It., 8.-U p. m.
For Klmira and the west via Salamiuoi, via
r. U. R. K. C45 a.m., 12.05,8.05 p. m . vrn D..
L. & W. R. a. .8.08 a.m., l.M) and 8.97 p. m.
Pullman parlor and HleoplnK or L. V. chair
Mrs on all trains between L. St B. Junction or
Wilkes-Bnrre and Nhw York, Phlladjlp'ala,
Buffalo and Snuponiion Bridire.
ROLLIN H. WILBUR, Hon. Sopt.
CMAS. S. LKE, (Vrn. Pass. A't, Phila-.P.
A.W.NONNEMACHER.Asa't Osn.P&SS. Ag'ti
South Bethlehem, Pa.
DELAWARE AND HUD.
30, ail trains will arrive and
depart from the now Lack
awanna avenue station a
5 Trains will leave Scran
ton station for Larbondale
and Intermediate points us
2.20. 5.45. 7.00. 6.25 and 10.18
i.m , 12.00, 2,20, 8.55, 5.15,0.15, 7.25, R.10 and
ror rarview, wavruarc ana uonssciaie ai
7.00. 8.25 and 10.10 a.m., 12.00,2.20 and 6.15 p. u.
Ft AJlianv. Saratoga, tho Adironuacksand
Montreal ut 5.45 a m. aud 2,20 p rru
For Wilkes-Barre and intermediate points
at 7.45, 8.45. 9.38 and 10.45 am, 1205, 1.20, 2.3
ton, 5.10, 0.05. 0.15 and 11.38 p.m.
Trains wui arrive at beruntoo btatlon rrom
Carbondale and intermediate uointa at 7 40.
8.40, tt.34 nod 10.4O a.m., 12 CO, 1.17, 2.34, a 10,
154, 18.104.22.168.5, 1)11 and 11.33 p.m.
From HunRsdalo. Wavniart and Farview at
1.34 a.m.., 12.00, 1 17, 3.(0, 655 and 7.45 p.m.
From Montreal, Saratoga, Albany, etc., at
154 aud ll.;t p.m.
From Ilkps-Barro and intermediate pointi
at 2 15. 8.01, 10.06 and 11 55 a.m., 1 10, t, It 8.80,
l.lti, C.08, 7.20, 0.03 and 1L 10 p.m.
DELAWAHE, LACKAWANNA AND
Trains leave Scranton as follows: Express
for New York and ah ooiuts East. 1.40, 2.50,
6.15, 8.00 and 0.5a a. m. ; 12 55 and 3 50 p. m.
Express for Eastou, Treuton. Philadelphia
and tho South, 615, 8.00 and 11. 5 j a. m.; Uil
and 3.50 p. m.
Washington and way stations, 3.5u p. m.
Tobyhanna accommodation, 0-10 p. zn.
Expr ss for Binchamton, Osweeo, Elmlra,
Corning, Bath. Dansville, Mount Morris aud
Buffalo, 12.10, 216 a. m. and 124 p. m., making
i-loeo connections at Buffalo to all points iu the
West, Northwest and Southwest.
Bath accommodation. It. n.
Binghamton and way stations, 12.37 p. ra.
NicuoLon accommodation, act p. m. an
6,10 p. in.
Binghamton and Elmira Express, 6.05 p, m.
Express for Cortland, Syracuse, Osweir
Ctica and Richfield Springs, 2.15 a, m. and l.-I
ltliaca, 2.15 and Bath 9 a. m. and 2l p. m.
For Northumberland, Pittston, Wilkes-Barre,
Plymouth, Bloomsburg and Danville, making
closo connections at Northumberland fof
Williamiport, Harrisburg, Baltimore, Wasa"
lngton and tha South.
Northumberland nnd intermediate statiens,
6.00, .&." a. m.-and 1.30 and 6.07 p. m.
Nanticone ana intermediate stations, B.UJ
and 11.20 a. m. Plymouth and intanneoiats
stations, uuand 8.5.1 D. m.
Pullman parlor and slooplnB
coaches on all
328 Lackawanna avonuo. or depot ticket oflic
pRIE AND WYOMING VALLEY RAIL
Tratakave Scranton for New York and in
termidTaepomUontheEri, fi. WLdl locai "Sotota!?.
S24 n .m.
Ail the aliovs
trains to and
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Lake Ancl at 510 7- arriT,a.
on from the Lake Pt8 a m "'J
Trains leave for Wuxes-BarrdBto.t8B.iB.
twl 3.41 P. m.
In Eilrct Jnue24th, 1894.
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t slifDines that trains stop on signal for pss
r-tcure rates via Ontario Western belore
purchasing tickets and save money. Dy bt
Klhgt Express to the West.
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