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critic lias replied 'vfyh an exdiuiufc
tian of the Professor's methods. It
"appears tli'o Ta'tt'eTfi lids "that during'
the decade in question the whites
.iucreascd by about 29 per cent., and
the blacks by 34: per .cent. From
the whites a reduction is made of
9 per cent, for a guess at the im
migration received by America dur
ing the decade, which is' regarded
as a very bad guess; and from the
. blacks '5 per cent, is deducted to
allow for a guess at the extent of
the omissions by the census of 1870.
But this S per cent, is afterwards
restored on the ground that "an .
obvious consideration points to the
conclusion that' the blacks will for .
the future develop, in the south un
der conditions more ,,and more
favourable." The Professor further
reasons .that as 20 per cent., of
increase in ton years, implies a
doubling in 35 years and ,as 35 per
, cent, implies a.dpubli.ng in 20 years',
therefore, about a century hence
the population will stand as follow:
Northern whites, 240,000000;
southern whites, "96,000,000i total
whites, ,336,000,000 ; southern .blacks,
192,000,000. This process is con
demned for resembling that known
as "guessing at the half aqd multi
plying it by two." Population
cannot be gauged by such methods.
.His figures generally, moreover, are
.called in question, and it is pointed
out' with regard to, the whole , sub
ject of the increase of the African,
. which is causing $p, muqh , alarm,
that, the rate of increase , of the
white from 1860 to 1880 was 6.1 per
cent.', and that of the hlaoks 48lppr
cent. It. is consequently felt , by;
many that jhe .Government of the
TJriitecf States -would scarcely ,Tba
. justified 'iti ordering a general
' "exodus" of the negroes, underta
population panic, and for the pur
pose of insuring the, .continuance of
a. government by whites. rZi'tinclon
THE SQUATTER'S SPIRIT.
j. The spirit of -the .renowned iold
iBunttenstill lingers-indhc' land. '
s "Whickoad-sluUisl 4ake?" ask--cd
a traveller' of a man -wTiosat'on
the steps of a crossroa'd-stPrev '
"Which one dp'you want ?"
Hil intended 4o'iask -winch -one
ahouldfl ,.takcto leadnietotheriver ?"
"What river?" '
"Why, the Arkansaw."
... "You want to know which '?roadj
' '.ow long, hate you been in this
. "That makes ,no difference 'how
long you've been here, but there ain't
a geography of this neighborhood,
i but there was a lot of 'em in the
. school housei when it burned.''
"How far. is' it to the -river, iany
-way?" t r . . ,
, MWell, any way, it's about two
; hundred miles.','
. .,,Oh, how far ia.it?" . .
. v ,' ' 1'bu canAmakc , it as '; far , as -yon
TtI mean how near is it?"
"That'll sorter do. I don't know."
"How long has it been since you
had a drink?" ,
"It ain't been more than a month,
but it seems like a couple of years."
"What would you give for a
"A common. sized mule."
"I'ye got some, very line stuff
here in a bottle ; have some?" i
The native grasped the bottle
eagerly and drank.
"What is it you want .to 'know?"
"The road to the river."
said : . r
"The river's right over yonder,
but the ferry man will charge; you
like,. thunder if you ain't got. uo whis
key. Good day."
When the traveller arrived at, the
.ferry he found his, friend of the, store
standing in the bpatr waiting .for him.
"Halloa, bere -we are again.
Whati will you take to -rpw ,me
across?" . ,
"How, .much, hay,e you got?"
"I mean,, what is-y6ur.price?",
' 'Three drinks -and ..the cork. ' ' f
"Why do.you want' the. cor.k?"
"Want to.putiittin the churn to
make the, milk ,taste .natural., rtr
i The follQwing: story, is ,told of the
late' John imbs, formerly a sab
editor of e illustrated London
JSTetva. Timbs, having a, woodcut
pf, a '.hop-field, sehtapr,u6f of it 'to, a
Special correspondent, ;a'nd asked
liim toigo down ty Maidstone, visit a
hoprgarden, .take note of .all he' saw
aridJ heard, .and escribe the scene
as faithfully anfl .cc.urately as be
could'.. The '-'special" went .down
into Kent', spent-aday and. a night
'among .the ' hop-pickers,, and -then
camb home and "wrote his descriptive
column. The next ,dayAhe tpok.it
to;the" office and .handed -it to the
'venerable sub. Mr. Timbs adjusted
'his spectacles and, liegan to read ;
but before he' had got through the
third side of .the eppy he .burst out
with "Whatfs (this, .Mr. Jones? Do
,you really think we could put this
in .oaths, .intemperance, impiety,
. debauchery,? ,Why, "sir,, -what were)
iyou.'thinkingabout? This will ncvc'r(
idol" "No, I thought. not;'.' replied!
the writer; "but, you'jl. ,remeni,b.er'
you told mo, , to describe exactly
whatJ savy and beard ', 'Yes,
yes; butrehlly, you know," angrify
interrupted Timbs, "this is too gross,
ito.o!gross!" "Perhaps this will' do
-better?" calmly 'remarked the
M special," handing him -auother
manuscript. "Readidtj-sir,, read if,"
:snid,the isub-cditor.. The journalist
read it, and' his hearer ,was charmed
such well turned phrases, such
happy conceits, such poetic descrip
tions'! "Yes, that'll better, Mr.
Jones, much; hctteri-justvvhat"I
wanted. , Allow., me. to congratulate
you." "Ah,' said Jones quietly, "I
thought you would like tnat! It is
what Twrote before I went down' to
THE WONDERFUL GYASCUTUS.
Tom Clyma, of North Butte,
captured by means of a steel trap, a
few days ago, an. animal supposed
to be a marten. In some respects
the animal resembles a fox aud is
quite a curiosity. The most singular
thing' about the quadruped, if report
be true, is that the legs on one side
of its body are several inches shorter
than those on the other side. Should
such prove to be the case the crcat
ure'is undoubtedly a gyascutus. an
animal always exceedingly rare,
and which bos long been thought
exfinct. It is never found in other
than hilly regions, its peculiar struc
ture Unfitting' it for a level country.
By reason bf its 'peculiar onesided
development 'the gyascutus is, how
ever, adapted for living on'mountains
and hills. It can walk witheasc ,on
on the side bf a steep slope, where
even a goat would, -havea precarious
foo.t hold. The animal's strange
structure, unfortunately, is in .one
respect a great disadvantage.. 'While
it can travel around a hill' from fight
to, left' with the. utmost ease, it 'can
not retrace its steps." So long as its
lnff'Qirln to fnwnrrl-flirk 'hill fVi- m.anf
ure stands as-'firmly as' a tree, but if
oblidgcd'to turn the other way its
footing: is lostimmediately and it rolls
helplessly to the bottom of the slope.
'.Hunters' of the gyascutus, whose'fur
was held'in high esteem, used to a
vail' themselves pn this fact;to cap
ture the animal. It was useless 'to
pursue a gyascutus 'on its chosen path
as the auirijal's 'lQcorao'tive arrange
ments gave it exceptional speed.
The hunters therefore adopt the ar
tifice of tfavellingfaround 4hchill in
a direction .contrary to -that pursued
by the-animal, and, meeting 'itface
to face, -had no, difficulty in securing
' it. Where a-"' hill was isolated T and
circular-there wos'a little difficulty in
'capturing "the creature, but on a
mountain range 'many miles in length
pursuit of 'the gyascutus was1 hope
less, ior it woiuu run uiuug tue siue
of -the) Sierra Nevada from- Siskiyou
to -San 'Diego 'in a single day, re
turning to its starting point on the
day following! by way of the 'Ooast;
-Range. 'If the -animal caught at
North Butte should prove to- bo -a
, gyascutus-,- it would have great scien
tific interest. Marysville Appeal'
"Is the doctor in?" "Don't live
hero,'? said the lawyeiy who .was in
full, scribble over some old: doou-'
.mentsi "O I thought this ,. was. his
office." "Next door." "Pray, sir,
can you tell mo has the, dootor many1
pationts?" "Not living." The old
gentleman told the story in the
vicinity, and -the doctor threatened
the lawyer with a libel.
' HOUSEHOLD HINTS.
A pretty. Qrnaincnt.for a -.window
sash is an old hat. Ram it up to the
brim and trim with Hamburg edging.
A cheap and pretty bedroom curtain
is made hy pihhing'Up an old shirt
by the sleeves. Never ask for soup
twice. It is' very ill-bred to sit al
the theatre and call out Supe!
snpe ! ' ' An inexpensive and improved
tidy is made from an old dishcloth ;
trim with tarred rope and ornament
with bows of red tapev. Attach a
sockdollager fishhook at the topi ard
the guest will carry the article to his
next calling place hitched to his coat
collar instead of, dropping it in the
front hall as usual. A lovely toilet
cushion can be evolved from a large
white turnip ; trim with Hoi uton lace,
brass bugles and passementerie, fluted
up the back aud gored in the centre
witli a polonaise of gunny' bagging
and demi-train, of crash toweling' cut
pompadour? This wilU.B:nke a sim
ple but tastcfiatiddifion to the itoUet
table. Boston Gornmercial ' &uile-tin.
ACKNOWLEDGED -HIS .SIGNATURE.
A manfromJ a1 neighboring town
wished one .of our banks to take his
notei a short timcago. The1 directors
said they would cash his note if ' his
brother would 'indorse it. The next
day in came the man with his brother's
signature on the note. ..'The- 'bank
'took it and paid ithe'inoiiey. When
the note became, due the signer "did
not pay it, and the bank notified the
'brother. That gentleman came into
the counting-room in amazement,
.and asked,. !' What have -you against
"Didn't you indorse a Jiote .for
your brother?" asked the ;cashier.
'Not that I know of, '-'replied .the
man. t . , .
".Isn't this your signature?"' .de
manded, the bank, official, producing
The man looked at his name, writ
ten on the paper,, and,rutbed Jnis.cyes.
"Yes," said he, "that's my jsig
nature,,snre; but I should -think ihe
might have allowed me to. write; it ! "
Hartfotd (Goniu) Globe..
Here is an "Essay Oh iAtan
e" concise 'than :Pope's.
of. the followingcaritofr
rather" mdre1 coticifce 'than
Busts and goes. ,
A, story is told to. tie 'effect that , ;a
drunken reporter stumbled' ..irifoliis
, office late one night., Tlie, city edUor
said to him: "Hello, Sam! drunk, ds
usual." "No, "lie replied, "hot
,near so drunk as usual. I can, write
rmy name." Washington CapUalV
A young politician explained the
tattered condition of his trousers "Jo
his 'father by stating that ho was un
der an apple tree enjoying himself
when the farmer's dog came along
and1 contested hh seat.