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DEVO'ED T, POLITICS, MORALITY, EDUCATION AND TO THE qBNERAL INTEREST OF TIE COUNTRY.
By D. F. BRADLEY & 00. PICKENS. S. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1882 VOL XI NO 23
gi iwasnd will be sown
tp 'Georgia the presen
A$'y fomer period.
stink traders are bringinj
041r0ade back from A tlanta rathe
n eselace them at, the low price
There arefifteen prisoners tn the Vir
466penitentiary for life, one for fifty,
oUr years one for thirty-eight, and tw(
The arthae (N. 0.) Gazette say,
hat twenty poends of old pure goU
have been taken from the Cugle mine
in the post two weoekr. .
Oltines of Alabama pay taxes or
0$06,000 worth of farming tools and me
chanical Implements, and on gunp, pi&
tland airks, valued at #854,000.
The Silver Valley mine in Davidsor
tounty NTiar., employs about 80 hand,
anud produces abou t five tons of concen
frated ore daily, which is valued at$500
The Southern fourth of Alabama is
Covered with forests of Jong leaved pine,
mixed in the northern part with much
bard wood. A comparative narrow belt
of pine runs nearly acroms the State be
tween latitude o2 deg. and 33 deg.
Chattanooga Times: The Roane ron
Company is now securing an order of
steel blooms from England. They are
arriving in car-load lots every day.
Thisorder will amount to about $53,000,
eduty on wih will be $22,000.
During the year just 'passed 322,9
ons of coal ere mined in the State of
Alabam. A few years ago the output
could have been expressed in ciphers.
TIs industry has progressed more rap,
idly than any other within the borders
of the State.
A Rome, a., main is preparing
unique directory. It will contain the
nse , stblom from e rund.Tt e y b ne,
youivng ain car-ora wot ehar dny'e
erhy tor wil amount oou $53,000, ad
thedet monh, alnd hi wie2,0a0d0.
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TOPICS OF TEE DAY.
T*n price of istoves promises to go
Tin new Garfield postage stamp will
be ssfed in a few days.
NiAoAnA FAaS is trying to get the
contemplated World's Fair.
Louxsvmr is shortly tomake an ef
fort to found an art gallery.
GENBRAJ HANOocE has purchased a
large tract of land in Minnesota.
IT smums Mr. Gladstone is- still some
what down on the Land League.
WuNAT in Southern Illinois Is reported
in an unusually flattering oondition.
Tma organization of a Produce- Ex
change is being urged in Cincinnati.
Dw Sullivan ever tackle the fighting
editor of a first-class newspaper ? Well I
QUREN VIoToIA, by the advice of her
physician, goes incognifa to Mentone in
THE wilderness in which the crew of
De Long's boat are held, is eighty miles
LORD GnANvmzz has taken grounds
in favor of preserving the Clayton-BRul
AN EXCHANGE says that Oscar Wilde is
like Balaam's ass because he was made
TaE Insurgents in Yemen, Arabia,
have proclaimed a descendant of the
Prophet of Caliph. -
IT sumzs that the widow of General
Ouster has no pension. She paints
plaques foi a living.
JUDGEs Cox and Burnet, of Cincin
nati, after fifteen years' service, have re
tired from the District Court.
THEWisconsin Legislature has adopted
resolutions calling on Congress to
eradicate Mormonism by legislation.
IT is safe to refuse silver dollars bear
ing the date of 1843. A dangerous
counterfeit of that date is in circulation.
Tam weeding out of incompetent
clerks in the Treasury Department has
caused another rush of office-seekers to
A Co~or In the Mississippi Peniten
tiary was killed by one of the guards,
and the Court has awarded his wife $1,
A v~ccirNE farm, capable of turning
out 8l,000 points daily, has been es
tablished near Chicago, and is doing a
THE fact seems to be just published
that Cincinnati came out something like
eleven thousand dollars behind with her
Exposition of 1881.
A NUMBER of State Legislatures have
passed resolutions calling up Congress
to do something toward the obliteration
of polygamy in Utah.
IT is estimated that more than $1,
000,000 is spent annually in New York
Ifor cut fiowers. As to how much is spent
on the poor no estimate has yet been
given., _ _ _ __ _ _ _
A woMAN~ who died in Paris recently,
at the advanced age ot one hundred and
two years, had lived a widow eighty
years. She had no man to pester the
life out of her.
REOVENTIY a pack of wolves entered a
church at Uvarre, Spain, and refused to
quit it until they had killed three
and seriously wounded five of the
WauN a man is senteneed tohang at
St. Louis, the man gets In a hurry about
it and hangs himself with his bed
blanket. This save. the Sheriff a great
deal of trouble.
TEE retirement of Gambetta from offi
cial life and assumption of the duties of
an editor is looked upon by tih, Albany
Journal as promotion-increasing the
size of his audience.
Bgrwaux the 1st of March and the 1st
of July next the commission of over 850
postmasters will expire-many in large
cities. They are appointed for periods
of four and eight years.
Manvwm, the man with fiteen wives,
made an ineffectual attempt to escape
from the Virginia penitentiary a few
days ago. He perhaps had heard of an
other woman who who wanted to get
Tan Dorsey combination--J. W. Dor
sey, Li. W. Vail, John M. Miner, J. B.
Sanderson, R. 0. Rendell and Thos. 3.
Brady-charge with a conspiracy to de
fraud the Government, have been In
dicted by the Grsad Jury.
A ia*~ foma ~ Mma mssionary
29~t~U ~ lI
OSAs WaLD has come out with a
statement. It Is this: " Tho newspapers
of America are perfectly outrageous."
Correct. He farther says: "The mda
and women of America are splendid."
Correct again. The men and women
are not to blame for the newspapers. Its
the nasty little type.
AT ONE time Mr. Bradlaugh refused
to take the oath of office in the English
House of Commons because, he said, the
oath would be meaningless to him.
Now that he has signified a willingness
to take the oath, in order to retain his
seat, the House has refused by a strong
majority to permit him t. do so,
Tau assessed value of real and per.
sonal property in New York City is $2,
00 ,000,000. This does not include $55,
000,000 worth of church property, $50,
000,000 worthof school and library prop.
erty, and $15,000,000 worth of real estate
owned by the United States, nor does it
include the reputed wealth of many
millionaires. Further, it is only 60 per
cent- of the actual value of the property
assessed. New York is no one-horse
A SAN FRANcIsco correspondent writes
to the Baltimore Sun: "Coal oil is now
so plenty from tha wells of Los Angeles
that the market is overstocked, and we
want nomore from Pennsylvania. The
market priee in Los Angeles has fallen
from fifty cents to eighteen cents a gal
lon. It is advertised in five-gallon cans
at that price. The oil belts of California,
from present indications alone, may be'
counted the richest in the world.
IT smEMm now to be a question whether
the Senate has the right to originate a
funding bill. The Committee on Ways
and Means have referred the proposition
to a sub-committee. Should the matter
be decided in the negative, it is said the
Committee on Ways and Means will pro
ceed to frame a new funding bill, and ig
nore entirely the Sherman bill, which
has already passed the Senate.
SINoE the statement has been pub
lished that Dr. Mary Walker received
the appointment of clerk to the special
Congressional Committee on Woman
Buffrage, Senator Lapham, of New
York, the Chairman of the committee
is having the life pestered out of hini
by woman sufragists. He avers that he
has no rest, and to add to it his mails
are burdened with all manner of effasions
from the tender sex.
Ii ALLr that is said against the China
men Is true, they are Indeed a filthy
race. A paragraph on the rounds con
tains the following information : " An
habitue of an opium den in Virginia
City, Nevada, discovered that the pil
low lie was using was the dead body of
a man coverca by a quilt. The Coroner
found it to be a Chinese body that had
been dead for two or three days. The
keeper of the place said he came in o00
the railroad, sick."
Two men now prominent candidates
for the possession of several tons of
Government money are Captain Eada
and Mr. Corbin. Captain Eads think.
that an appropriation of $50,000,000
would be about right with which to
build the ship railroad across the Isth
mus of Panama, the money to be placed
at the disposition of Eads himself, and
Mr. Corbin has got it into his head that
by a similar appropriation, placed at his
disposal, lie would be enabled to run
ships across the ocean in six days. There
seems to be a power in money in large
quantities about which we know little or
THE following from Robert Boiiner, of
the New York Lecdger, will starlt a new
boom in story writing : "'A man who
looked like a perfect idiot came into my
office one summer afternoon about ten
years ago, end told me ho had a story
which he wished to sell to me for publi
cation in my paper. At first I thought
it would not be worth while to spend my
time to even look at the story, for it
seemed to me that such an idiotic- look
ing fellow could not writo anything that
would be fit to print. He pleaded so
hard, however, to have me just look at
his story that I finally consented to take
the manuscript and submit iL to one of
my editors. The editor read it, and it
proved to be one of the best stories ever
brought into my office."
To WHITrN' THE HANDs.-RUb with
vinegar or lemon jpice. Glycerine and
rose water, equal parts, is also good, but
pure glycerine hurts the skin and red
dens it. B~orax and oatmeal putt in the
water will also whiten the hands. In
order to preserve the hands soft and
white, the~y should always be washed in
warm water, with fine soap, and care
fully dried with a moderately coarse
towel, being well rubbed every tinie to
insure a brisk circulation, than which
nothing can be more effectual in pro
moting a transparent and soft sur
BaraoNphOtog1'phy, acording to a
paper read by Mr. W. B. Woodbur be
fore the Balloon SocIety of Great Brtain,
has not yet ~rvdof mutch practieca
value, thhe hope Is connanr thy
entertained hat before long It will be'
osi to obtain from blon
bird' ie wof theoa
ne.I re~sse in the
Tan the 11 DOO8 GRARUMVH on
All th world over I wander, in lands that I never
An the etemna y sesld~zg for the signs and
m oa God.
Westvacros the ooean, and northward oyont
Do thyall stand Iaft as ever, and what do the
Here in this mystical India the deities bover and
Like the wild bees beard In the tree top., or the
gusts of a gathering storm;
In the air men hear their voices, their feet on the
rook. are seen,
Tet we all say, " Whence is the message, and what
may the wonders mean I"
A million shrines stand open, and ever the censor
As they bow to mythical symbols or the figures of
And the inoense rises over, and rises the endless
Of those who are heavy laden and of cowards loth to
For the destiny drives us together, like deer in a
pass of hills ;
Above us is' the sky, and around u the sound of
shot that kills;
Pushed by a power we see not, and struck by a hand
We pray to the trees for shelter, and press our lips
to a stone.
gere are the tombs of my kinfolk, the first of an an
Chiefs who were slain on the war field, and women
who died In fame.
They are gods, the"e Kings of the foretime, they
aro spirits who guide our race
Ever I watch and worship; they sit with a marble
And the myrid Idols around me, and the legion of
The revels and riots unholy, the dark unspeakable
What have they wrung from the silence? Hath even
a whisper come
Of the secret-whence or whither? Alas! the gods
Shall I list the words of the English, who come from
"The secre, hath It been told you, and what to your
message to me?"
It is naught but the world-wide story, how the earth
and the heavens began
How the gods are glad and hungry, and the Deity
once was a man.
I had thought, "Perchance in the cities, where the
rulers of India dwell,
Whose orders flash from the far land, who girdle the
earth wIth a spell,
They have fathomed the depth we float on, or measa
ured the unknown main."
Sadly they turn from the venture, and say that they
quest In vain.
Is life then a dream and delusion, and where shall
the dreamer awake?
Is the world seen like shadows on water, and what if
the mirmor break?
Shall it pass as a camp that is struck, as a tent that
is gathered and gone
From the sands that were lamplit at eve, and at
morping are level and lone?
Is there naught In the heavens above, whence the
hail ad levin are hurled,
But the wind that is swept round us by the rush of
the rolling world?
The wind that shall scatter my ashes and bear me to
silence and slee
With the dirge, and h sounds of lamenting, and
voIces of women who weep?
THE INVISIBLE GIRL.
Having decided to finish the year in
Italy, I looked around me for a dwelling
to be had on reasonable terms. I found
what I wanted in the ancient city of
Lucca, one of the loveliest spots on the
peninsula. The house wa quite new,
and in every way desirable, while the
tent asked for it was absurdly low. I
q~uestioned the agent in regard to this
circumstance. Having my money safe,
he could afford to be truthful.
" There is nothing against the house
itself, but the gr'ounds have the repu
tation of being haunted. Strange sounds
are said to be heard near that ledge of
rock in the park yonder. We Italians
are superstitious, signor," he added,
with a bow, -" but I p resume to an
Amerioan a ghost is no objection."
"So little," Ireplied, laughing, " that
I am obliged to you for the opportunity
of making the acquaintance of this one."
Such superstitions are common in
Italy, and the agent's story made very
little impression upon me.
During a tour of inspection around
the premises I came upon the rock in
question. It consisted of two walls of
granite, perhaps twenty feet in height,
meeting at an oblique angle, covered
over their greater extent with wild vines.
It struck me ae an exceedingly beauti
ful nook, and appropriate for my hours
of out-door loungmng.
On the following morning, provided
with a book and a cigar, I went thither,
and disposed myself comfortably in the
shade of an olive. I had become ab
sorbed in the volume,when I was startled
by the sound of a voice near me. It was
evidently that of a womani, wonderfully
soft and sweet, and was singing one of
the ballads of the country. I could dis
tinguish the words as perfectly as if
spoken at arm's length from me.
I started up in amazement. I had no
visitors, and my only servant wasl an old
man. Nevertheless, I made a thorough
exploration of the neighborhood, and
satisfied m elf that there was no one in
the grounds. The only public road was
half a mile distant. The nearest dwell
ing was directly opposite, across a level
p lain-in sght, but far out of ear-shlot.
In a word I could make noting~r out of it.
I observed that when I left my orig
inal position under the olive the voice
became instantly silent. It was only
within the circumference of a circle of
about two yards in diameter that it was
audible at all.
It appeared to Proceed from the angle
between the two walls of rock. The
minutest examination failed to reve.al
anything but the bare rock. Yet it was
out of this bare rock that the voice
I returned to my former station in
downright bewilderment. The agent's
story occurred to me, but even now I
attached no weight to it. I am a prac
tical man, and was firmly convinced that
there must be some rational explanation
of the mystery, if I could b)ut discover
it. The voice was certainly that of a
young girl. But where was she? Was
thie old fable of the wood-nymph a truth
after all? Had I discovered a drya& em
bosomed in the rock? I smiled ts'n-,
fulIe even as these fancies ran through
For more than half an hour the sing
ing continued. Then it ceased, and,
though I waited patiently for its re'
newal, I heard no more of it that day.
When I returned to the house I made no
mention of the matter, resolving to keep
it to m~yself until I had solved the
The ettmorning 0 an early hour I
tetarned to the - After a tedious
kterral the'a agi.I
on mUad hough3I It
Iheard a deep sligh and then in a slow,
thoughtful tone the voice said:
"Oh, how lonesome it is I Am I to
pass mT 'whole life in this most dreary
There was no answer. Evidently the
person was merely soliloquizing. Could
she hear me if I a ke, as I heard her?
supposing her to be a living being at
all I determined to hazard the experi
" Who is it that is speaking?" I
For some moments there was no re
ply, then in a low, frightened whisper
the voice said:
"What was it ? I heard a voice.
"Yes " I answered, "you heard
mine. [ spoke to you."
"Who are you?" asked the voice,
tremulously. "Are you a spirit ? "
"I am a living man," I returned.
" Can you not see me?"
"No," answered the voice, "I can
only hear you. Oh, where are you?
Pray do not frighten mea Come out of
your lace of concealment and let me see
" Indeed, I don't wish to alarm you,
I replied. "I am not hidden. I am
standing directly in front of the spot
whence your voice seems to come."
"You are invisible," was the trem
bling answer. " Your voice comes to me
out of the air. Holy Vigin I you must
be a spirit. What have I done to de
serve this ?"
".Have no fear of me, I entreat you,"
I said earnestly. " It is as much of a
mystery to me as it is to you. I hear
you speak but you are likewise invisible."
" Are you a real living being ?" asked
the voice doubtfally. " Then why do I
not see you? Come to me. I will sit
here. I will not fly"
" Tell me where foam to come," I said.
" Here in my garden, in the arbor.'
There is no arbor here," I returned,
"only a solid rook out of which you
seem to be speaking."
"Saints protect me," answered the
voice. "It is too awful. I dare not
stay here longer. Spirit or man, fare
" But you will come again," I plead
ed. "Let me hear you speak once
more. Will you not be here at the same
" I dare not-but yet your voice
sounds as if you would do me no harm.
Yes, I will come."
Then there was utter silence, the mys
terious speaker had gone. I returned
home in a state of stupid wonder, ques
tioning myself if I had lost my senses,
and if the whole occurrence was not a
delusion. I was faithful to my appoint
ment with the voice on the following
morning, however. I had waited but a
few moments, when the soft, trembling
accents broke the silence, saying:
"I am here."
"And I, too," I answered; "J_ am
grateful to you for coming."
"I have not slept the whole night,"
said the voice, " I was so terrified. Am
I doing wrong to come ?"
" Are you still afraid of me ?"
" Not exactly, but it is so strange."
" Will you tell me your naue ?"
"I don't know-L~enore. What is
" George," I answered, imitating her
example, and giving my first name only.
"Shall we be friends, Lcnore ?"
"Oh, yes," answered the voice with a
silvery peal of laughter. Evidently its
owner was getting over her fears.
" Don't be off'ended, George. It is so
strange--two people who cannot see
each other and perhaps never will,
"I will solve the mystery yet, Le
nore," I answered, " and find out wvhat
yuare. Would you be glad to see me
in miy proper person ?"
" Yes," was the reply, " I should like
to see you."
" And I would give a great deal to see
you, Lenore. You must be ver y beau
tiful if your face is like your voice."
"Oh, hush I" was the agitaltedl answer.
" It is not right to speak thus."
"Why not? Do you know, Lenore,
that if this goes on I shall be falling
in love with you, though I never see
"You are very audacious," was the
reply. "If you were really here, betfore
me, I should punish you for it. As it is
I am going now."
" But y'ou will come again to-morrow,
"If you will p~romise to be more dis
creet, Qeorge, yes."
As may be imagined, Ii did not fail to
keep my engagement with my invisible
friend. For many consecutive days these
strange meetings continued. As absurd
as it may seem, the voice was beginning
to make a powerful impression upon me.
I felt in its soft tones the manifestation
of a sweet, refined woma~n's soul.
True,.I had made no progress toward
unraveling the mystery. Nevertheless,
I was confident that through sonme inex
plicable dispensation of Providence I
had been permitted to hold communion
with a real, living, lovely woman, from
an unknown distance. She had not yet
told me more than her first name, an~d
I did not p~ress her for more as yet.
Her only answer to my question as to
where she was was "In the garden." She
did not seem capable of grasping the
fact that I was riot invisibly near her.
She aemied content with matters as they
stood, and for the present I could do, no
I made no one my confidant au to my
daily occupation; first, because I knew
that I should be regarded as a madman
upon my mere statement of the facts,
and next, because I shrank from having
an auditor at my mysterious conferences.
Will it be believed? I was in love with
the invisible girl--in love with a voice!
Absurd, of course, but I am not the first
man who has fallen in love with a wom
an's vc.ice. Besides, I was confident
that it was only a matter of time before
I should see the girl in person.
One day toward the end of summer
wet luul iee talking an usual, and I haA
" My stay in Italy is nearly over,
" Ah," was the guick reply, "you wi
aaeme, George. ~ ~ .~i
you wish me to sy."
" How een I helit, Gerwhethe
you go owpya s"e
-- a isee y
swered. "Ours has been a strange ex.
perience. Without knowing eaoh other
as people ordinarily do, we , have yet
been close friends. You are more to
me than any friend, for I love you, Le.
There was a quick, suppressed cry, no
" Be truthful, Lenore. Tell use your
[leart. If you love me, trust to me to
discover your whereabouts and come to
you. If you do not, say it, and I will
spare you the pain of meeting me, and
let us never speak again."
There was a pause, then she tremu
lously said ;
"I have never seen you but my
heart tells me to trust yoi. i know you
are good and noble, and I am willing to
leave my fate in your hands. Yes,
George, I love you."
Even as she said the words she ut
tered a nry of alarm. Then agruffman's
" Go to your room, Lenore. As to
this villain with whom you have been
holding these secret meetings, we shall
soon fnd him and punish him as he
deserves. Search for the rascal, Anto
nio, and bring him to me."
There was a quick trampling of feet
mud the sound of crushing shrubbery, as
if the men were breaking through it.
Irhen another man's voice spoke :
" He has disippeared, your ~ Excel
" Very well, we shall find him yet. He
annot escape me. This is a fine piece
f business, surely-the daughter of
Dount Villani holding secret meetings
with some common vagabond. Lenore
shall take the veil."
" Yes," I cried, " the bridal veil,
Oount. I shall pay my respects in per
Then, leaving them to get over their
astonishment as best they might, I re
turned to the house in lugh spirits. The
name, Count Villani, had given me the
clew to the whereabouts of Lenore. The
dwelling of which I have spoken as sit
uated across the plain and opposite the
rock was the residence of Count Villani
I had met the old gentleman in the city
and formed a speaking acquaintance
with him. As neither of us had men
tioned our private affairs, I had no
means of connecting his daughter with
my invisible girl.
That afternoon I presented myself to
the Count, and, after amazing him with
my story, which a few tests convinced
him was true, formally proposed for hi
daughter's hand. As my wealth and
social position were well known, he
offered no objections and his daughter
was sent for.
As she entered. the room, I saw that
my idea of her had been less than true.
I had never seen so lovely a woman, nor
one who so perfectly embodied my high
est conception of grace and beauty. Her
dark eyes, still wet with tears, met mine
" Lnore," said I, " I have come as I
" George," she cried, with a radiant
smile, "is it you? "
-"Are you disappointed?" I asked,
"am I what you expected ?"
" You could not be more," she an
swered naively, "you are no loss."
"Now that we meet as solid and ma
terial beings," I continued, " r you
willing to ratify the contract we made
when we were only voices, Lenore ? Your
father gives us permission."
It may be supposed that I received a
satisfactory answer, when the good
natured Count fouad it discreet to turn
away his eyes during my reception of it.
As to the strange circumstance which
was the nmeans of uniting us, a series of
tests revealed a remarkable acoustic
property in the rock, by which persons
standing in certain positions with refer
ence to it were able to hear each other
with ease, mo~re than a quarter of a mile
apart. It is a very matter-of-fact solu
ion of the mystery, but Lenore and I
are none the less grateful for the good
offices of the rock..
A Beggar Woman With a History.
An old beggar woman, long known at
Courbevole and the environsa of Paris on
that side, died recently in a state of com
plete penury. On her arms were found
several tattoo marks, andl among them
wore the names of Marie Birou and of
Petit, lovingly interwined together.
These names soon suggested the recol
lection of a strange episode long passed
almost into oblivion, and threw an un
expected light upon the real name and
character of the old woman. It is re
corded in the annals of the French
Newgate that in 1847 a man named
Birou died under suspicious circum
stances, and the wife, together with a
man named Petit, were tried for having
poisoned himn, and convicted of murder.
The male convict was executed in due
course, but the woman was sentenced to
imprisonment for life, and was in the
jail of St. Lazare when, in the month of
February, 1848. the revolution broke
out. On the 24th of that month the
mob broke Into the prison and let out
the prisoners, and among them the
woman Birou. From then she has led a
checkerel life, being at one time em
ployed as a servant in a house of busi
ness rat Montmatre. Here, however, the
atmosphereof crime continued still to sur
round her, for the man by whom she
was employed had a bro1ther who was
also condemned to capital punishment,
and suffered death by the guillotine at
Versailles. This incident caused the
brother to break up his establishment
and turn Marie Birou out upon the
World again. She managed, however,
still to elude the pursuit of the detec
tives, and obtained an appointment at
Courdevole, where, after she was too
old to work, she oontinued to exist pdoin
oipally upon the oharity of her neighbors,
until death at last revealed the secret of
her identity by disoovering the tattoo
marks on her arms.-Parsan.
As A general tWme I amapogedto
hanging, but wb..de it shaL~ found
to be noes 'for the premvtionl of
society, there a oore reasoIW yo
should bot do 1%tt that y uld
You can la
Is an old
her lover, b
sonnet, he made a
" WIrm," maid a
at Sookey when she
a weedy stubbleelL
you ain't got wings,
a burred of pausage, a.
Povmnr is the mothet
editor is proverty T
is the mother of rest,''b
very well acquaintod
on this terrestrial sphere
Tiu ge4tleman who
cold from pressing his -pet
snowy brow, reoofs ed
while basking in the s
other fair damsel.-b
JOHN ha4a " "Aof th g ----
He lent young In mith i
The "p wento but not
Smit' Anger wen of' ith It
A N'wYour L who was tra
in Ohio gave a baby ier Idwatoh:to'
pla with and the bIt dow
and crie for more.. .they cant
swallow in that State must be over a foot
in width.--Detroit .&ee Pea.
YOUNG man, look not upon (he '6rA
sociable oyster stew whei it is red
with pepper; because-at the last it sting
eth like an adder and biteth a hole
your pocket-book to a odnsiderab
SAID the sailor to his sweetheart: "I
know that ladies care little about nauti.
cal matters, but if you had your choice
of a ship, what kind of a one would you
prefer?" She cast down her 'eyes,
blushed and whispered: "A little
TaE latest marvel of science is instan
taneous photoraphy. By the aid of this
process it is possible to otain a iotuhre
of yourself and girl in the act o being
thrown over a stone wall by a runaway
horse. This picture can be. placed on
the mantlepiece In a maroon velvet
frame as a warning to young men t6
never let go the reins with both hands. --
New Haven Register.
SHE wanted to test his affgetion, so,.
picking up the rovolver and putting her
eye to the muzzle, she said, mnnocently,.
"I wonder if it's loaded." "Oh, don',~
he exclaimed, with manifest agitation. '
It satisfied her that he loved her and
she asked, indifferently!i "vWhy not ?",
" Because," he answered, " I've got
house rent to pay next month and a
funeral would embarrass me."-Broo4yn
A NEW boarder at the Occidentalgae
at his plate, the other morning, and then
said : " Is there a reliabl physician
stopping in this house ?" " es, sir,"
said the water. ' Good surgeons, too,
eh ?" "Believe so, sir." "Then just 1"'i
if he is in his room before I startin an
this breakfast. I had a brother choked
to death on a steak like that once, aoid I
am bound to take all the necessary pire
cautions. "-San Francisco Post.
Capital, already red with crime, has
added another sin to her bloody list. It
is perceived, sinice the battles have been
fought and made their slaughter, that
the French war in Tunis was caused by
the French money sharks, who desired
to extend their financial operations.
The "Credit Foncier " of France which
may answer to our " Oredit MohJ4r" is
responsible for the Tunis war. Govern
ments ought to be above these soulless
oorporations and ~able to resist their
elshaggressions. The industrious
Italian went into North Africa, and. be
gan to construct railroads. The French
capitalists became possessed with the '
idea that they would speculate in these
shadow representations of wealth. They 4
invested. They became entangled in
the net, and hence the war. French
capital appealed to French arms for
protection. France answered the appeal
affirmatively and went to war. A more
mercenary campaign was never waged,I
under the banners of a civilized nation.
Heaven knows that wars, under whatever
auspices, are cruel, barbarous and
brutal to the last degree. Theyrees
the man and develop the brute. Te
smother the good in humanity, and
throw to the surface the evils of the
race. Ferocity takes the place of fo'me, ~
and savagely usurp. the, place of bravery.
As General Sherman said, "In whatever
light we look at it, war is'hell." One of
the great works of civilization yet to be
accomplished, is to disarm the world.
To go to work to gratify ambition. isa a ~~
terrible sin ; sto take up arms to use in
anger is weak, as well as wicked: but to
go to war for pudrfor mercenj
ends, is to be unpatbydeprav
The men who sent thQ "rnty agatnat
Tunis were the money sharks of Patil
Government has the right to follow her'
citizens and demand that they be pro
tected, but have they not arightflret t
asoortain the character, of te .capit''
under which they intend to go to war?
Nations should not be plunged idto war
to gratify the pokets of men who projeet
Panama canal, Tehuantepee. ship rail
way enterprises, nor for those who
speculate in railway stocks in the north
of Africa. The sidaemanshlp of the-'
world will be larger and wiser when: It
refuses to be influenced unduly by these~
corporations, whose rights should. be
settled without involving the oouiatty in
war. The money and blood of the peo
ple should not be put up for the benefit
of the people who organize in corp~ora'
tions. What patriot cares to ladoIwn
his life for a soulless coprtOThe
mercenary wars, and th otheri too,
should come to an end.-ndfn4ajU
that the consumption of tob o
France has largely and steadily
during the present ceuitU
the amount derivedbyt*
this one article was 8
In 1858 the amount -o
000,000 francs, while ,
given it was SIS,54, ~ .