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Home Rule, IndQstry, Justice, Equality and Recognition according to Merit.
WASHINGTON, D. 0.. SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1883.
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SEAT REJOICING AMONG THE LADIES
at THE WOXHEBFUL BARGAINS at
8 4 Seventh St. ) f Jlin'Q B k I A PF i 814 Seventh St.
Northwest. f MR II O F All Aula J Northwest.
;Ve d not Compel our Customers to Buy One Dollar's Worth
of Goods -to get a Five-Cent Hatf But "We AreDetermined to
Slaughter our Extensive and Fashionable Stock of Millinery
ol Slaughtering- Prices. J
One hoiisand Desirable Hats at 4 Cents, Sold Formerly
at 25 and 53 Cents. 1,500 Trimmed Hats at 7 Cents, Sold
FcimerJy at 50 Cents and $1.00.
;h and RendJ Cape Mays at -k cents only. Elegant Tuscan Hats at 18 cents,
1 ' ' "T1 fo.r ?L klogant bhell Hats at 25 cents only. Elegant French Chip Hats at
. - mil), sold formerly at $L Elegant Colored Fino Leghorn Hats at Io cents only.
iu-4 1 at .I. I,5oo Elegant Prime White Plnmes at (55 and i)o cents only.
Come and See TlieserVVonderfixl Bargains.
i ! .Mitt Sash Ribbons, 7 inches wide, at 25, 3T and 4o cents only. Five Thousand
1- .aid Colorod Tips, .".5, 4 aud fo cents a bunch only. Five Thousand Plumes at .o,
i.- and $Ionly.
I.'t idj-Made Drosses for Oluldrcn and Ladies at half price.
' .' u k Treble English Crape at less than market value. Silk, Satins and Laces corre
hugly low in prices.
C.H anil Ascertain onr Slanslterii Prices Before Pnrclasing EMere.
KING'S PALACE, - KING'S PALACE,
Tlie Largest Retail Millinery' in tlie United States.
JOHN P. ELLIS & GO.
937 Pennsylvania Avenue, Near Tenth Street
:pia.:n"os istd orglajnts
For Safe at Reasonable Prices, on Easy Terms
tuning, Repairing and Moving promptly attended to. Cornets, Violio3j Flutes
Guitars, and everything in the musio line for
ga.s:ee ok oiv instalments.
fOIlSJ B ELILIS & CO. ,
S37 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.
Genuine Mark-Do wn Sale
LONDON MISFIT STOEE,
2 F STREET,
Opposite masonic temple.
At Forty Cents on the Dollar.
l0snilsrcJucP'lto$i. $12 suits reduced to $5. $14 suits reduced to $6
16 suits reducedto 7.
8 suits reduced to 1.25. $4 suits reduced to $1.75. $6 suits reduced
,o$2 50. $7 suits reduced to $3.00. $12 suits reduced to $5.00
Seersucker and Linen Suits at your own prices. White Vests, Linen, Duck
i iifl Marseilles, 48 cents. Men's Dress Pants reduced to $1.50, $1.75 and $2.00.
Mnn's Workins Pants reduced to 55 and 65 cents.
Mm s oriwi - Tmg gE poR tex DAyg 0NLY
912 F Street, 6 Doors from 9th Street.
926 Seventh Street, Between I and K. Streets.
Headquarters for MILLINERY.
The Largest Stock of trimmed and untrimmed Hats and the largest assort
nwntitf iWumw, Tips, Ribbons, Silks, Satins and Flowers.
8t tbi wo we will sell 3,000 dozen Hats for 25 cents, all shapes and colors
IO- dozen Beautiful plumes, 22 inches long, desirable colors, only 50 cents.
SAX) dozen While Plumes, 24 inches long, only $1.00; 300 .bunch Tips, all
vu!s, 25 cents, 3 in a bunch.
E NEW IDEA,
026 th. Street3 Between I and K-
Headquarters for Millinery.
Ahead of All !
THIS "WEEK ONLY.
908 Seventh St., Between I and K Sts.
Havo opened tho following Great Bargains
One caso Ilandsome" Lawns, 4c.
One case 5-i Sheeting, 12Ac; usual price 17.
" C-4 " 16 " " 21.
it i 74 20 " " 25.
. 8-4 " 23 - " " SO." "V- : 'f
9-1 " 25 " " 35 . --
12-4 " 30 " 40. t ,
The above are in Ends and will only be sold by the piece.- They are the
best goods manufactured. 3,000 dozen Ladies Dark hose, 15c; they arc "worth
Cullv 20c. a pair.
r. 1VRHKENDS' BALTIMORE STOBE, 908 7th street, N. W.
"NATIONAL BENEFIT AND
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,
This Association is mutual, and provides weekly benefits in sickness to both
male and females, from five to fifteen dollars per week, certificates written up
from five hundred dollars to five thousand, application fee, four dollars per
$1,000, giving $5 per week benefits. All certificates in thisAssociation after five
years previous become incontestable after death, from any cause whatever.
This is the only benefit association in the States doing this special business,
thus giving the beneficiaries full assurance of a benefit when the provider is
dead and gone no meetings to attend of any kind, Richard T. Greener, Esq.,
President ; Robert E. Boston, Vice President ; Joseph Brooks, Ecqy, Treasurer;
Alfred Barlow, Secretary.
obert E. Boston, Esq.,
Jessee Bumbry, Esq.,
Albert Mcintosh, Esq.,
REFERENCE BY PERMISSION :
Bishop T. M. D. Ward, Rev. R. J. Daniels,
John M. Brown, Dr. Jolly, cor. of 3d and D, N. W.,
" Rev. Edward Willis, Dr. Purvis, surg., charge of Freedman's Hospital,
Rev. Madison M. Gaskins, Dr Marsteller, 229 D Street, N. W.,
Rev. Robert Johnson, Dr. JuliusTT. Reinhardt, 728 8th Street, S. E
Hon. Preston King's" Duel.
A correspondent of the New York
Sun reca'ls Preston King's duel when
a young member of the legislature of
the Empire Stat?. Tiie writer says:
He -was a man of great sense as
well as humor, was ft r many years
member of Congress from St. Law- '
rtnee county, and afterward senator
from New York. His melancholy fate
by suicide from insanity while holding
the position of naval oilicer of this
port (by jumping into the river, with
loaded pockets, from a Hoboken ferry
boat), is still sadly remembered by
many friends and admirers.
His pungent wit in a speech in the j
legislature once irritated a fellow- j
member, who gave tha measure of his
own intellect by addressing him a for
mal challeng from which resulted a
correspondence between the two, run- ,
ning through several days. King
began by foregoing his right to hold
himself not responsible for words
spoken in debate, but presumed that
his adversary would concede to hijo
the rights allowed by the code of honor .
to the challenged party. Each one of
these conditions time, place and '
weapons becamo the subject of an
interchange of note?. He claimed
that, as he had accepted the charge of
the interests of -his constituency for i
that session of the legislature,
and had various bills in charge t
pending wJiich required his atten-
tion.'he could not consistently with
duty and honor fight before the
close ol the ression. This point being
conceded, he next claimed as reason
able, since the combat wa forced on
him, that he was n t bound to impose p
on his f rirnds the trouble and expense ,
of carrying his body home for inter
ment, in the event of a fatal issue,
and ho therefore claimed that the en- j
counter should take place near his own ,
home in St. Lawrence county, and he
named the banks of a stream called, if
I remember right, the Black river. His
antagonist accepted, and was the more
earnest in pushing the affair as Mr.
King seemed to be somewhat less so. ,
There remained only the question of
the weapons. Mr. King then, imder
his right a the challenged party, re- J
quired that they should stand, the one I
on the one side of the stream and the ,
other on the other, and that the wea-,
pons should be broadswords. But he
added that, as his opponent might not
bs familiar with the broadsword exer
p.p. if he should nrefer pistols he was
willing to accommodate him, though
he had never in his life fired any other
than a Fourth of July pistol. He
named a certain conical hill on the
Black river, and proposed that they
should stand back to back on the top
of it, and walk off in opposite direc
tions till they got to the bottom, and
then turn and fire. The history of this
model duel stops there. The sensa
tions of the young fire-eater from the
metropolis (1 believe) when he next
day watched the circulation of this
correspondence around the 128 seats of
the assembly oall for no historical
A tailor's goose the dude.
The gunner's style of hair Bang.
The lawyer's usual garment Long
1 In fancv low-cut shoes and slippers
1 a deep dark red is the prevailing color
i Softness is a prominent cha'asteris-
tic of the summer silks and woolen
'. " Plaid silks worn under plain fabric
polonaises and overdresses are in high
The turn "of 'the "tied" Starting
homeward after the wedding trip.
THE LAWS OF THE
AT WASHINGTON, D. C.
Joseph Brooks, Esq.,
Alfred Barlow, Esq.,
Jas. A. Mathews, Esq
Bathihg Facilities on Monterey Bay,
The surf rglls in invitingly along
the shining sands along the blue, blue
bay of Monterey, but no one accus
tomed to the torrid shore and the tep
id waves of the New Jersey coast would
dream of a dip in the Pacific at any
season. The air and the water are de
cidedly too cool for comfortable surf
bathing," and the trade winds are rath
er more than theioon-day sun can sub
due. To overcome this a large bath
huu&u has been buiil, on the beach, in
which there are four large tanks fillecl
with sea-water, heated to different
temperatures. The tanks each meas
ured thirty-six feet in width by fifty
in length, and the dppth ranges from
three to six feet. Beginning with the
cold water as it is pumped from the
ocean, each tank holds water of a dif
ferent temperature, ranging from tep
id to warm. The pools are surround
ed with tropical plants and trees,
vines creep up the wall, and with a
glass roof and many windows the
place is bright and sunny. The am
phibious folk parade up and down
the sides of the tanks in their bathing
suits and dip themselves first into one
pool and then into another. The chil
dren scurry and plunge about like so
many frogs, and faint screams are
heard from over the partition, where
the modest women are taking their
Tlie latest novelty in oonnets Is said
to be made of wash leather. This will
be good news for the harassed business
man. The ladies will now have some
thing which will wash, and spring
style hats can be done over for fall
use, run through a wringer and hung
out on the gooseberry bushes.
They were standing by her father's
gate, and the pale stars shed their mel
low splendor dimly o'er the scene, no
sound but the rasping teeth of the
frogs in the frog-pond could be heard.
"I wonder, dearest," he said, "if any
thing would ever separate us? I won
der if I could ever travel far enough
or come in contact with any influence
that would stop my love for you?"
"If you would ever tackle a Kansas
cyclone you might," came the low, sob
bing reply. She was a Western girl,
and knew what she was talking about
When a man loses histemper he al
ways gets mother that is much worse.
Miss Edith Thomas inquires at the
top of a poem, " Where Are the Springs
of Lon- Ago?" No one can be quite
certain, but it is possible that they
were put in the garret with the head
board and mattress.
A man asked for admission to h
show for half-price, jus he had but one
eve. But the manager told him it
would take him twice as long to see
the show as it would anybody else,
and charsed him double.
Joseph Cook hopes the day will come
when " we shall I ave only one postage
stamp for the whole wo; Id." And
then a nice fix we'd be in if sorn
fellow should fold that one up in his
ve-t rocket, and perspiiinaly fuse it
against a small square of hard tobavo
and two or thre newspapi-r lipping-.
And that is u a what w uld I appen
if the world got do .vn t j its la3t stamp.
.London, August 15. Arrests on suspicion
of conspiracy against the state continue in
Spain. King Alfonso proposes to make a
tour of the disturbed provinces to-morrow.
The island of Ischia, Italy, is threatened
with anothw earthquake.
The cholera continues to subside in Egypt
Arrests of students for sedition- continue
to occur in Russia.
It is reported in Dublin that the la e James
Carey, early in 1882, sent two men to London
to "shoot the Eight Hon. William E. Forster,
late chief secretary of Ireland, but that their
uourage failed them.
It is reported that Admiral Courbo. the
commander of the French squadron, has
already begun operations against Hue by
blockading- Tourane-Owat the mouth of n
river three leaguos distant.
The Italian envoy at Tangier, Morocco,
lias lowered the flag on the consulate, and
the inhabitants are, in consequence, in a
tate of great panic. This hostile act on the
part of tho envoy is on account of the Sultan
of Morocco not having yet yielded to the
ultimatum of Italy insisting upon full pay
ment of the claims of Italian subjects'.
The Georgia House of Representatives has
passed a bill appropriating $l,ooo,ooo for
the erection of a new capitol.
A fire in the Grand Union Hotel at Sara
toga created a panic. The fire was got
under control, and the guests returned to
Orders ha3 been issued at the Treasury
Department for the opening of all the Ufe
saving stations on the Atlantic and Gulf
coasts on the 1st of September next.
Tho Pennsylvania Senate has refused to
concur in the amended resolution of the
House making final adjournment contingent
upon the passage of the apportionment
A cyclone swept through Chatanooga,
Tenu., August 15. The Great Virginia and
Georgia and Alabama Great Southern depots
and a number of buildings were unroofed
and several blown down. The flying timber
seriously injured J. H. Jenning3. There
were several other casualties. A heavy hail
storm occurred at tho time, and horses ran
away in all directions. Only one telegraph
wire out of the city remains intact. All
telegraph business to the entire South is de
The assignment of Edmund O. Stedman
and Frodk. S. Stedman, of the firm of E. G.
Stedman & Co., brokers, to John McGinnis,
has been filed, vuth preferences of $1,000 to
Mrs. Jennie C Croly, of 2,030 to Mrs.
Emma E. West, and $1,000 to Miss S. E.
Hon. Schuyler Colfax says he cannot ap
prove President Arthur's course in refusing
to pardon Sergeant Mason. He thinks that
man has been punished sufficiently for his
rash deed, and there is no occasion to treat
aim as if he was a hardened and hopeless
Judge Jerre S. Black is lying very low at
York, Pa., his home. Fears for his recovery
are entertained. The Senate of Pennsylva
nia has "pas-ed sympathizing resolutions,
praying for his speedy recovery.
The Canadian police authorities at Niagara
Falls have been instructed to regard any at
tempt to swim the whirlpool rapids as com
ing from insane persons, and to prevent all
such attempts from being carried out from
the Canadian shore.
L. W. Johnson, tho telegraph operator
whose negligence is said to have caused the
recent collision on the Troy and Boston
Railroad, near Petersburg Junction, N. Y.,
in which six lives were lost, has been com
mitted to answer a charge of manslaughter
in the second degree.
On July 30 hostile Apaches made an attack
on tho village of Nacori, Sonora, where
Lieut. Morens is stationed with a small
picket of State troops, killing five of the
guards. They repelled two assaults made
by Lieut. Morens -and his command, and
then drove off larce herds of cattle.
LonDo:?, August, 14. In a debate in tha
House of Commons Monday night, Mr. Har
rington charged that Myles Joyce was execu
ted for the murder which Earl Spencer, knew
he was innocent of. Mr. Harrington was
called to order and modified his charge that
the juries in Ireland had been packed.
A shock of earthquake has been felt in tho
capital of Bosnia.
r-James McDermott was brought up for a
Hearing in Liverpool yesterday and re
manded. i It is said that dispatches from Madagascar
confirm the first accounts of the differences
between the French and English at Tama
tave. It is rumored that the King of Spain has
ordered a new cabinet to be formed. The
King received an address from the mon
archist Senators and Deputies lamenting tho
It was said that the -Italian government
has received assurances that the Congress of
the United States will, at its next Eession,
ronsider the abolition of the protective duty
ou works of art.
A long medical report on the yellow fever
published in the Panama Star and Herald
asserts that cremation would stamp out the
A snake twelve feet long wrapped itself
around tho fore and hind wheels of a Nevada
5t3ge the other day, blocking progress until
The house of Ballou & Co., of hew York
have failed,it is reported.f or a large amount.
Their creditors are among bank presidents
and large real estate men.
A Merced, Cal., dispatch says: The Yose
uiite stage was stopped August 13 by high
wajmen. The passengers were robbed of
ninehundred dollars in cash, watches and
Arthur H. Blaney, late cashiet- of the
American Loan and Trust Company, of Bos
ton, Mass., was sentenced to seven yeara in
the State prison for the embezzlement of
$44,ooo from that concern.
Governor Cameron has ordered the Lynch
burg Home Guards to Chatham, Pittsylvania
county, Va., to guard the jail there from a
threatened attack by a mob of 500 persons,
who are said to be determined to Lynch the
three negroes who murdered Sheppard. The
Guard bT left for Chathust
f Mrs. Ubalto, the widow of a soldier of the
late war, had 7oo, all she possessed, on de.
' posit in the Beaver, Pa., Savings Bank,
Hearing that tho bank was shaky she visited
it and demanded her money from Mr. Mc
Creery, tho pre ident. He informed her the
bank had failed and he could not pay her
whereupon the widow drew a revolver and
leveled it at him. The president reconsid
ered and paid the money down, whereupon
the widow fainted from the strain on her
nerves. But she pocketed the money and
walked off with her little son, who had ac
companied her to the bank.
London; August 13. The Spanish authori
ties havo issued an Order fnrhtiMmo- thn
official regarding the insurrection in Spain.
King Alfonso reviewed tho Madrid garrison
nny new3 except sucn is
yostwdiy, and the soldiers cheered the
The Count deChambrod is worse-
Thefoot-and.mnnth : ha MM.i
among Canadian cattle received at Bristol,
It is stated that tho Porte intends to trans
fer the negotiations in relation to a treaty of
commerce with America to Waslijston.
In the House of Commons yesterday it
was announced that the circumstances of the
arrest in Madagascar by Admiral Pierre of
nn English missionary would be inquired
The minister plenipotentiary of Turkey at
Washington has notified the Department of
State that all bills of health of vessels enter-
ing that empire must bear the visa of tho
Turkish consul under penalty of incurring a
line in casa of non-observance of the above
regulation of that government.
Mrs. A. B. Allison, the wife of Senator
Allison, drowned horself m the Mississippi
nver at Dubuque, Iowa.
The grand jury of Baltimore has presented
the Mayor and late Fire Commissioners for
malfeasance in their official capacity.
A fatal disease resembling the "hog
cholera" is prevailing among the hogs in tho
vicinity of Womeisdorf, Berks county, Pa.
Parties interested in the Georgia Central
md Port Royal Railroads havo secured a
controlling interest in the stock and bonds
of the Augusta and Knoxville Railroad.
Judge Noonan, of the Court of Criminal
Correction of St. Louis, before whom the
Sunday law violation case3 are being tried,
has decided that the state must prove that
street cars are not a necessity in order, to
convict the officera of the companies who
are on trial for violating the law by running
cars on Sunday.
Tho escape of two hundred guests and over
one hundred servants from the Kimball
House, Atlanta, Ga., which was entirely de
stroyed by fire at an early hour Sunday
morning, August 12., without the least injury
to any one, is said to have been largely due
to tho thoughtfulnes3 of the proprietor, Mr.
L. W. Scoville. He has set an example of
coo'eess under trying circumstances worthy
alike of praise and emulation.
The bank examiner and the committee of
depositors now inquiring into the affaiw of
the suspended City National Bank of Law
renceburg, Ind., are of the opinion that all
1 lie depositors will be paid in full, and that
the bank will resume business.
The Hotel Devon, a fashionable summer
hotel on the lino of the Pennsylvania Rail
road, about 18 miles from Philadelphia, was
burned to tho ground August 13. There was
no loss of life. The property of most of tho
guests were saved. The building was valued
at S75;O00, and was insured for S43.000.
Tne Washington correspondent of the
Baltimore Sun says: "N. W. Fitzgerald, a
pension agent, who has figured frequently in
the newspapers, called on Gen. H. V. Boyn
ton, the Washington correspondent of the
Cincinnati Commercial-Gazette, this after
noon, and asked him if ho wrote an article
in that paper stating that Fitzgerald had
been disbarred from practice before the
pension office for swindling. Gen. Boynton
replied that he had. Fitzgerald said that
Ihe Fitzgerald who had been disbarred was
Jenkins Fitzgerald. Gen. Boynton replied:
'You all belong to the same gang of swind
lers,' adding that he had received a letter
from a man in Ohio who said he had been
swindled out of 25 in an application for a
patent by N. W. Fitzgerald. At this Fitz
gerald struck Boynton, who was sitting in a
chair, a blow on the forehead. Mr. Wynne,
Gen. Boynton 's assistant, at this point inter
fered, striking Fitzgerald squarely in the
eye. Fitzgerald went out without getting all
the satisfaction ho called for.
A despatcn from Laredo to the Nevca saya :
UA report comes direct from Queretaro,
Mexico, which is about 100 miles below La
redo, that Cortina was in that place last
Tuesday with 300 revolutionists. From re
liable reports it is probable that the northern
states of Mexico will be in a state of revolu
tion before the year is out. The complaint
seems to be against the manifest usurpation
ot power by tho general government at the
city of Mexico. Only a few days ago the
ilayor end City Council of New Laredo
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.vere nneumanrge sum because 01 tneir ia """ f"""" "' ,. .v
removal of city offices against the wish'es of ' resist very well variations of atmo
the government. " sphere and temperature. As the castor-
loHocjr, AuguBt 12.-The Spanish minziter oil plant is very much grown and cui
o war has informed the cabinet that four , tivateJ in all gardens, the Journal d
rebel sergeants had been shot at Santo Agriculture points out that it would .
Domingo. Telegrams from the Spanish ' be WO til while to try decorations of
provinces tend to ahow that the insurrection
is almost ended.
One hundred warehouses havo been de
stroyed by fire in Roumelia.
The riotous demonstrations against the
Jow3 in Hungary continue.
The Star Music Hall, in Sunderland, Eng
land, has been burned. The persons in the
building all escaped safely.
English doctors in Egypt say that the j
nresent epidemic is distinct from the Asiatic
cholera. There were 789 deaths in. Egypt on
Saturday. People are fleeing from Alexan
dria to Cairo.
The large tannery of P. &P. Costello, at
Camden, New York, has been destroyed bv
fire. Together with a large amount of stock.
Loss estimated at 100,000.
A dispatch received at Tombstone, Arizona,
savs that Wells. Fareo & Co'a exnresa has
been robbed between Riverside and Pioneer
of 3,2oo. Express Agent John Collins was
killed and one passenger wounded.
A Williarn3port (Pa.) dispatch reports the
defalcation and flight of James O. Parker, a
prominent lawyer of that city. It is thought
his embezzlements will reach $3o,ooo. Mr.
Jacob Tome, of Port Deposit, Md.. is a
creditor to tha amount of $3,oo.
Two Indian Women, One of "Whom Is 11?
Years Old, Graphically Described.
LTelen Hunt describes u The Present
Condition of the Mission Indians of
Southern Ctdifornia " in the Century,
and speaks as follows of two aged San
Gabriel women : " A few rods from
the old mission church of San Gabriel,
in a hut made of bundles of the tule
reeds lashed to sycamore poles, as the
San Gabriel Indians made them a hun
dred y. ars ago, live two old Indian
women, Laura and Benjaraina. Laura
is 102 years old, Jienjamina 117. The
record of their baptisms is still to be
?een the fchur?h 3 ' S Caa
no dispute as to thtir age. It seems
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h?.l been told that Bcnjamina was a
.wiwu .7 aumc Jiijatunuuo juu
ce?s, I should not have demurred much
at the tale. Th first time I
saw them the two were crouching
over a fire on the ground, under a
sort of booth porch, in front of their
hovel. Laura was making a feint of
grinding acorn meal in a stone bowl ;
Jienjriniina was raking the a?hes, with
her claw-like old fingers, fcr hot coals
to Start the fire afresh ; her skin was
like an elephant's, shriveled, black,
hanging in folds and welts on her neck
and breast and bony arms ; it was not
liko anything human ; her shrunken
eyes, bright as I eads, peered out from
under thickets of coarse grizzled gray
hair. Laura wore a white cloth band
f around her head, tied on with a strip
ot scarlet flannel ; ahove that, a tat-
tered black shawl, which gave her the
look of an aged imp. Old baskets, old
pots, o'd pans, old stone mortar and
pestles, broken tiles and bricks, rags,
straw, boxes, Tegle?s chairs in short,
all conceivable "rublish were strewn
about or piled up in the place, making
the weirdest of backgrounds for the
aged crones' figure. Inside the
hut were two bedsteads and a few
boxei, baskets and nets; and drying
grapes and peppers hung on the walls.
A few feet away was another hut, only
a trifle better than this; four genera
tions were living in the two. Benja
niina's stepdaughter, aged eighty, wa?
a fine creature. With a white bantl
straight around her forehead c'ose to
the eyebrows and a gay plaid handker
chief thrown on above it, falling
squarely each sido of her face, she
looked like an old Bedouin sheik.
"Our Mexican friend remembered
Laura as she was fifty years ago. She
was then, even at fifty-two, celebrated1
as one of vhe swiftest runners and best
ballplayers in all the San Gabriel1
gan.e-. She was a singer, too, in the
choir. Coaxing her up on her feet,
patting her shoulders, entreating and
caressing hr as one would a child, he
succeeded in persuading her to chant
for M.& the Lord's Prayer and part of tho
litanies, as she had been wont to do it in
the old days. It was a grotesque and
incredible sight. The more she stirred
and sang and lifted her arms, the le s
alive she looked. Yo asked the step
daughter if they were happy and
wished to live. Laug'iing, she re
peated the question to them. Oh,
yes, we wish to live forever, they
replied. They were greatly terrified
the daug' ter s ud, when t'.e railway
cars first ran through San Gabriell
They thought it was the devil bringing
lire to burn up the world. Their chief
solace is tobacco. To he? it, Benja
mina will creep about in the vil'age by
the hour, bent double over her staff,
tottering at every step. They sit for
the most part silent, motionless, on
the ground; their knees drawn up,
their hands clasped over them, their
heads sunk on their breasts. In my
drives in the San Gabriel valley, I
often saw them sitting thus, as if they
were dead. The sight had an in
describable fascination. It seemed that
to be abl" to penetrate into the recessesi
of their thoughts would be to lay hold!
upon s crets as old as the earth."
How to Kid a Koom or Flics.
Observations made by M. Kaff ord, a
member of the Society d Horticulture'
at Limoges, show that a castor-oil
plant having been placed in a rooun
infested with Hies, th-y disappeared as
by enchantment. Wishing to find the
cause he soon found under the castor
oil plant a number of dead flies, and a
large number of b dies had remained
clinging to the under surface of the
leaves. It would therefore appear
that the leaves of the castor-oil plant
give out an essential oil, or some
toxic principle which possessas very
strong insecticide qualities. Castor-oil
plants are m ranee very mucii useu
.t niinamnnfol ntonta in TCifma ta f.VlPTT
the leaves to destroy tne green nies
and other insects whicli m summer
are so destructive to plants and fruit
trees. Anyhow, M. Kafford's observa
t'ons merit that trial should be made
of the properties of the castor-oil
plant both for tho destruction of Hies
in dwellings and of other troublesome
Insects. British Medical Jowwil.
Seeing a carriage full of belies and'
bfijiux drive bv. Aminadab remarked!
I that that reminded him of a load of
wooed. Jlarathon Independent.
It's Lowell who asks, "What is ao.
rare as a day in June?" is it not?
Well, now, if be had only stopped to
think a minute, he might nave Known
that the 29th of February was tne an
swer to tne nuuie. xlutcwtu, muuv
A collector wrote to General Sher
man for his autograph and a lock of
his hair, and received in reply: "The
man who has been writing my auto
graphs has been discharged, and as mY
orderly is bald I cannot comply with
either of your requests."