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D..OTED TO POLJTICS, EORAITY, DUCATION. AND TO THE GkNERAL INTEEST OF THE COUNTR.
MTU RSDAY. MARCH 16, 1882. VOL. XI. NO 26
0 amilltn, of Dalton, Ga., ha
Atone for whioh he has re
4 albd in one day Ia Tusoalooo, Ala.
f4-84 ioo faptory. -
4 trpentinefarm near Hawkinsville,
'#,, .is eomposed of S00 acres, and wilj
-be inereased to.1,600.
0on. John M. Bookwalter, late deme
oratic candidate for Governor of Qhio,
has purchangd the old Atlanta Scofield
Ninety-one thousand eight hundred
and eighty-six pounds of manufactured
Btobaoco was shipped in bond from Pe
tersburg, Va., last week to foreign porte,
Since 'the sale of whisky has been
stopped at A ugusta, Ark., the people
find no use for a city marshal, and are
contemplating the question of abolish,
Ing the office.
An East Tennessee lunatic named
Walton imagined that he was directed
byGod to offer up his wife as a sacrifice
and made several attempts to murder
her before he was confined.
Judge Pierce of Memphis charges the
grand jury to indict the men who run
the " bucket shops?' He declares that
theaspeculating in future delivery cotton
and grain is gambling simon pure.
A shark killed recently on the Florida
coast measured seventeen feet ten and a
half inches long. Eleven silver Mexi
can dollars, one Spanish doubloon, gold,
and a lot of brass buttons were found
in his abomach.
J. J. Duval, of Prescott, Ark., de
stroyed a colored man's eye while snipe
hunting last week. The gentleman paid
the surgeon's bill, gave the victim a sum
of money, and deeded him forty acreb
of good farming land.
Mr. Stringer's gold vein, near Gainea
ville, Ga-, shows six feet of superior
gold quartz between Phining agalite
passed into mica slate. One specimen
taken from the surfaCe shews a clear
crystal of oxide of tin.
The giant Charles Drummond, a col
ored laborer in Onancock county, Va.,
is ini his nineteenth summer. He meas
ures six feet eight inches in height, his
shoe is sixteen inches long, and his
weight 284 poundP. His principal diet
since boyhood has l'eon sweet potatoes.
Savannah (Ga.) Naise: Not only are
whales captured af our coast in large
numbers, but they have become so em
boldened that they .ply our in-shore
streams. The captain of a bark that
has been loading in Wright's river re
ports seeing oge for several days peram
bulating in the vicinity of his vessel.
Not alone off' the mouth of entrance to
the Savannah river are these denizens of
heretofore other climes to be found, but
are seen all the way downa the Georgia
coast. A few days since the whaling
schooner Golden City, Capt. Anthony,
captured a seventy-barrel whale outside
the harbor of Brunswick. To strike and
make a good haul out of a ehoal of these
creatures is a "lucky find," and when
we consider-that the one captured near
*Brunswick, though not considered any
- thing like a mastodon, yielded seventy
barrels, or about 2,130 gallons of oil,
valued at about $2,600, the busines~s can
not be else but profitable.
When ice is required at night for a
sick person, break it into small pieces,
and if it be scarce and care must be
taken to prevent its melting, put into
a soup plate, cover with another plate,
and put between twvo feather pillows.
Nevser wear a good woolen dress into
-the kitchen without the protection of a
No flannel that has not been carefully
washed, and is not perfectly soft, and
fleecy, should ever touch the skin of an
We never had any patience with a
mother or nurse who would stick pins
carelessly into her dress, collar, or rib.
bon, thereby inflicting painful wounde
upon her innoont victim. Not a pin,
excepting a sat t,' pin, should be used
about a ohil1, and when buttons will per
form the offiee of pins they should be
made to do so.
O mothers, aunties, or sisters wvh.
do up the school luncheon for the young
sters : pray make it as attractive in ap
pearance as ppssible. There is truly
nothing very attrabtive about a thiec
pieco, of dry bread and butter and a
cookie, all rolledl in a piece of ooarse
brown paper, washed down by a drink
from the cup that "gocs the rounds."
Such a luncheon will often impair the
aptte of a fastidious or delicate child,
- an hewill go without rather than oat
it. A little care in the cutting of the
broad ; the doing up of the cookies os
orutllers in tissnle or white paper ; the
sance or custard put into a pretty cup,
and all1 wrapped in a clean white napkin
within a bright tin pail, or, betta still, a
pretty lunch basket, wimll, by t pleas
ure it gives teochild, well repay the
extra care and thoughit.-Rurae Neu
Satarles of British Ministers.
The 'salar list of the British Govern
soithe relative rank assigned
goasa diplomatic station
anpowers. The British
v ary 5 , ~ na 4,000 ; at
WICS OF 'S 1Ar.
TAA stenoggai report of the u.
Leau trial ost ;WO,. .
TAN telphons is npw iOperation in
portions of Central Asia.
IW-Vwu Paasmmer W~anmau is In
Florida catching alMgst,^.
Tan Ministry in Bgyp.t conuides
slavery in that ountry a neopsity.
A AADIAN Court has-reoognised the
validity af divoroes granted in New York.
Tua bridge over East River, at New
York, is to be completed the present
Twimyu female doctors in Russia am
now offilally engaged in teaching
medicine to women.
IF A man adulterates food in China
he is put to death. In America the con.
samer is put to death.
IT Is safe to conclude that eranks with
missions to destroy rulers are becoming
satirely too abundant.
Fnr-meT million dollars' worth of
auger rings are worn in the United
States, not counting the brass ones.
TEMPEBANcE in the White House is at
a low ebb. Six different kinds of whe
grace the dinners given in that institu.
MR. BrAINE's eulogy on Garfield seems
to be universally commended by the
press for its impartial and moderate
Tan assessed value of real estate for
taxation in St. .Louis is $161,171,610;
personal property, $30,414,680. Total,
A MAN who gave information that lead
to the conviction of the murderer of
Dailey, in Dublin, was shot dead in the
street a few days ago for his pains.
THE fact that Chinese are arriving at
San Francisco to the number of 1,000 to
1,500 a day would make it appear that
the Celestials have just begun to dis
WINSLOW, the Boston forger, is mak.
ing money hand over fist in Rio do
Yaneiro. His second wife clings to him,
although she knows his first wife is
Tan Sprague divorce suit was settled
without the necessity of proving the
husband was a brute or the wife unfaith
ful, and the country, in that particular,
should feel relieved.
Rovmu MAcLEAN, who attempted
to assassinate the Queen of England, Is
pronounced sane by the doctors. To all
appearances, his inspiration was drawn
from Guiteau's notoriety.
Bisnor, the mind reader, has been
completely stumped. An offer has been
made him in London of a ?41,000 bank
note if he will tell its number while it
remains in a sealed envelope.
Mn. PAnINELL disobeyed the rules of
Kilmainham Jail and was subjected to
one week of solitary confinement there.
for. Thus it will be seen that Mr. Par
nell is looked upon as an ordinary crim
Miss KATE FIELD contributes a long
article to Our Continent advocating
knee breeches, and for lack of space,
says she will pursue the subject further
in a subsequent numtber. Better les
men's clothes alone.
A LARom dry goods firm of Boston pro.
poses to its employee that ench shall
contribute $10 In weekly installments of
fifty cents, toward treating one out of
every twenty-five of their number to a
trip to Europe, Iink to decide who
shall go. _____
A coNrEMPRAnY suggests that a gen
eral bankrupt law is of far less import
ance than a law regulating marriages
and .divorces, which shall be applicable
to all parts of the country. That seems
to be a pretty sensible idea. Matrimony,
above all things else, should be well
OANVAS-EA6Kan hams of American pro
diact, imported into Garmany, are here
after to be taxed as cotton goods. This
seems a little queer, but it is so. Per
hap. when some person gets one of the
hams off to himself and goes into the
bowels of the thing he will find it to be
DzsrtrION on the LJower Mississippi
does not only continue, but seems to In,
orease. Numerous break i the. levees
are reported and the whole lower oountry
Is completely inundated. In osequenee,
the greatest disprora preivails saeng the
Iihabitants who are left wiarent shelter
esr the nedessarles of life.
Ta. ish -Commisslob prop'ose, in
Apit pitoein Lake Phie between 40,.
GOP 46000,000o white fash, which
hdat Smndusky and
next year to
the .stooihgx of,
up O4Pat Wa ea those mabra 0
Counni wia vgtd for the ordinanoe ai.
Lhg salooftA. Mr. rioe, baker, says he
has lost many customers, a Mr. Stout
has lost. several thouand bunh0s Of
coal, and a Mr. Caylor inti mates that he
is out $1,000 on ice by thes withdrawal
of customers. So it goes.
A ramnAnr genius does not believe in
writing a legible hand, because, he
arguep, if themanupoript is legible it wil
be put into the hands of the worst com.
& tors, whereas if it be written indif.
-^.W."y it will beyeut inf the best hands
and the work well done. Me overlooks
the probability of its going into the
waste basket instead of the printer's
THE Old Fellow has come at last, sure
enough. A Belgian, who landed at Cas..
tle Garden, a few days ago, has a pair of
horns an Inch long protruding from his
forehead. The doctors say they could
not be cut away without great danger, as
the incision would probably reach the
brain. The fellow,% however, doesn't
care, as he seems to be proud of his pe
NnMsmZN members of the New York
Legislature have returned their free
passes to Mr. Vanderbilt since the
smash-up on the New York Central. It
may be they were afraid to continue to
ride on Mr. Vanderbilt's road, but then
it may also be they got better " terms "
over some other route. Politicians don't
throw things over their shoulder for
nothing-not as a rule.
AxmnioA will lead in everything. The
London World says a young American
gentleman named Matthews, while gam
bling at Monte Oarlo, cleared over 500,
000 francs during his stay of about a
fortnight, 800,000 francs of which he
won in three consecutive nights, his
greatest loss in one night amounting to
some 70,000 francs, which appeared to
be a small matter to the intrepid player.
AsHEicIsm is already going Into de
cay, and there is following closely upon
its heels, originating in England, of
course, a docttine known as agnosticism,
having for its followers chiefly scientists.
The principal is defined thus : "An ag
nostic is a man who does not know
whether there is a God or not, whether
he has a soul or not, whether there is a
future life or not, doesn't believe that
any one else knows any more about these
matters than he does, and that It is a
waste of time to find out."
Ta- inventive genius of this nation is
prolific in new discoveries, yet but a
small percentage of the patents issued
have any practical value. Prof. Brown,
special census agent, says that 5,585
patents have been issued on plows in
this country. On harrows and diggers
1,746 have been granted; on harvesters,
4#5, of which about 400 are on self
binders; on threslhing machines the
niumber is 1,922. Yet of this vast num
ber how few are in common use and
how small a percentage have ever re
turned their inventors any'profit.
A .sommTIsT having discovered that
the bite of a mosquito injects Into the
system an antodote to malaria, has pur
sued his investigation further by taking
up the bedbug. He gi"'es as a result of
his analysis that the bedbug bite acts as
an antidote against rheumatism, neiutral
izing whatever there may be of calomol
or mercury in the system by injecting a
rich fluid which has been distilled in the
retorts of the bug's body. This may be
the reason persons who live in boarding
houses are not generally rheumatically
WEs REPRODUOE the following from the
Detroit Free Pr'ess without comment :
" A Boston correspond~ent writes : 'COan
you give me any reason why General
Grant should be put on the retired list
at $12,000 per year, while the widow of
the brave General Custer, who lost his
ife in the country's service, roceives
only $30 per month ?' We regret to say
that we cannot oblige our correspondent
with any reason. We would very cheer
fully if we could Jay our hands on one ;
but after diligent .soarch and patient in
quiry, we have be en driven to the con
cluisior. that there is hone.".
TitE Toronto Gt;bc relates the follow.
Ing : " A well-known Canadian lumber
nian, in making his way from Midland
Harbor, Lake Huron, to the mouth of
the Muskoka River, preceded his team
sters to sound the Ice. *etting beyond
thme Islands along the east coast of the
Georgian Bay, he found hisaself exposed
to the full force of a northeasterly gale.
Hewas thrown down and blown toward
Collingweed. Nohig would step hist;
sometimes en his knees, sometimes on
his baek, sometimes on his side, he was
driven along with fearful speed toward
the open water, as he supposed. For
twive miles he rolled, tumbled and
slid, helpless, till he was driven against
a small island and his life was saved.
Be has scarcely smiled sine. *
Th3 attempt to assassinate Queen Vic.
tori., as she was entering her carriage at
Windsor on the 2d of Marchi, by aoderick
Itaseam Is the sixth attempt that has
Amksd on her life, althoirgh abe~hs
auolh cs been oea Qs * b
wen aasn 8o, by
John Fmne, wVP was . for
life. July8, 14, a huehbaeka maed
Deanz attepted to Shot the Queen but
the platol nsd Us and was found at.
terwards to be loaded with powder,
paper and a qiay pipa. Dean was sen.
tenoed to eigbteen months ImprIson.
ment. A few years ago a half crasy
young Irlsaman painted an unloaded
pistol at Her Majesty, for which he ws
" whipped." No political signffiance is
attached to the attempt of a few days o
ago. _ _ _
A nArost novel in its ature has
occurred at Newark, Ohio, between
Professor . 0. Hartater, Superintendent
of the public schools, and Rev. Adam
Pfenger, a Lutheran mainister. The
subject was " Resolved, that the earth a
has no motion, and is the center of crea
tion," the minister taking the affirma- I
tive and backing his argument by quota
tions from Scripture and an unlimited
faith in the doctrines taught by the "I.
spired" writers. '"Johua commanded
the sun to stand still or God permitted
a lie to be handed down from generation
to generation." In Isaiah it is said
that "the sun turned backward," and
God's reputation for truaafulness is at
stake when it comes to doubting and
denying His revegded word. The minis
ter denounced astronomers as wholesale i
deceivers. He also claimed that if the I
sarth had the motions attributed to it <
by science, the Gulf stream would flow
in opposite directions, and the atmos
phere would sweep everything from the
face of the globe. Professor Hartzler,
in reply, accompanied his argument by
black-board illustrations, and a corre.
spondent states that although he han
dled his subject in a masterly way, the
majority of the audience, which was
large, pinned their faith to Pfenger and
The Humdilation of Servility.
As living becomes more elaborate ad
wealth commoner, the unreliabilityt o1
the household service grows more and
more exasperating. In the one kind of
servlr'c which is ossential to the comfort
anud health of a family, it is mere ques
tion of luck whether an employer will
got anything like the worth of hi.
moneybr not. Ir -every other kind of
hired labor there: are well understood
standards of unpability by which the
question of wages is decided. A priuter
is paid only for what he does. An op
erative in a factory has his work criti
cised and his mistakes reckoned up
against him. In housework, however,
this is unheard of. The tidy, industrious
girl who earns every cent of her mon
is followed by Dinah and flth, ani
Bridget and destruction, who must be
paid just the same price. As for the
skilled labor that can always be had for
money in any other line of work, it ihs
simiply not in the market. In this rnat
ter rich and poor stand on the same
Anman may, by a year of hard work,
get a fine house in which to put a wife
but he has no security that in it she will1
be any better waited on or less careworn
than she was in the house they rented
for six dollars a month. Architects and
builderi do all they can to make the
modern house comfortable. Even
plumbers may be bought with a price
but when the work is all done, who wili
guarantee that thie first "help" will not
lay the kitchen desolate and make of the
back yard a waste place ?
But while this is true, there are hun
dreds of women in the city begging for
work of a kind which tiey consider
genteel. An advertisement for a copyist
brings answers from hundreds of women.
Every month scores of experienced,
capable young women apply at the sh op
for positions as saleswomen, at ,merey
nominal wages, and every pplar dress
maker has on her books fty or sevent
five names ahead of seamstresses, who
will take wvork at any price. Every lady
of infiuence has in her acquaintance a
dozen women who hover on the edge of
destitution, almost crazy from their own
It seems strange that the one work in
which every girl has a little training and
for which she may be considered to hv
an aptitude, is the one thing which she
wou ld never consent to do ; and the
question arises whether there is any
thing really degrading in kitchen work,
or anything disreputable in the circum
stances of it which should make it an
unfit business for bright, industrious
girls who mnusj support themselves.
Surely there can' be nothing lowering in
cooking and house work. Any of these
young women will look forward with
pleasure to doing it in her own house.
T1he most elegant wvomen~ must needsI
haea ractical knowledge of it, or their
estab ' luents will never run smowothly.
PlaceG on Approval.
A stranger enters the store of an oblig
stranger--" Owing tp the extortions
of the gas .ompan'les l'have about deter
mined to light my premises with candles,
only, you see, I am at a loss to decide
what sort to select. I want something
really good, you know"
Grocer-" Certainly, sir ! Step this
way a moment, sir You can see for
yourself, sir I" (ights fifteen different
sorts of candles and placoes them on the
Stranger (after having walked up and
down before them for five minutes, with
his chin in his hand, immersed in deep
reflection)-" Well, I guess on the whole
I prefer gas I Good afternoon I" (Exit
Grocer Hurling a bar of soap citer
--Detroit 19e Pres.
Waw is that which has three feet but
no legs, Is all body but no limbs, has no
toes on the feet, no head, moves a great
deal but n~ver uses its feet for that
ixi~ie0417; never walks
l * I~ have eene to me
. p"a' W asia' me to annne
n itl~j a )8_40~A of amuse
=r f~a r~r, us the
WgI were tWinped up. ".ibery onco
ia wh~e dar' am a yel fur reform, an
artin men an' women weep an' wail
>ber do oral wickedness of de world.
De cauoh pitohes into de theater do
payor-mweetin' whacks away at daucim, t
Ma' de Sunay school-teacher tells do r
etle boys dat do circus am nex'doah to
rdishun. It has bin my opinyu fur
ke las' fifty 'ars dat dis was a wicked
world. t was created fur a wicked
world. Do Lawd wanted it dat wa7, an'
le made it to please Hisself. De crip-L
re state dat wickedness shall abound
n obory co'ner of de land; dat men
ihall murder an' rob an' womien go
stray; dat chill'en &hall deny deir par
mts an' brudder turn agin brudder. AU
Ulh A am predicted an' to be'spected
a' lood ft an' nobod hats any
rrounds to howlan' weep. If dis war 'a
ood world we should have no need of
>reachers, deacons au' Sunday-school
eachers. Preachers will tell you dat
nan am imperfect, an' dat do Lawd
nade him to go astray, an' yet dey will
urn aroun' an' wonder dat he am not
goodness biled down.
"Deed, gem'len, but do onl better
world dan dis am hoaben it& if. You
mave gt to hunt fur wickedness to flu'
t. You have got to prejudge de caso if
ron can make wickedness out of de jokes
> a circus clown or de plot of de ordi
iary drama. If I had to praise God hv
indin' fault wid do w(.rld He nide ani'
le people He put yore, I'm afraid it
ould be faint praise. Do preacher who
an't go to do theater widout fetelin'
wicked had better stay away. If he
asn't on de hunt to fin' wickedness lie
wouldn't see it any mo' dan do rest of us.
Kie an' do ole woman kin go out an'
lance Virginy reel fur fo' hours an' cum '
iome wid ola'r consciences fur family
rayers. We kin set down to keerds an'
iot forgit to be honest an' charit able atn'
orgivin'. We kin go to a circus an'
some home an' fank God dat our lives
iave bin spar'd anoder day, an' dRt we
un still left to comfort do sick an' for
give do errin'. If gwine to sich places
nakes a preacher feel dat Satxu has got
a mortgage on him den he'd better stay
"No man airnest in do good cause
wants to fight agin human natur'. Man
am a social bein'. He likes to be pleased
Ra' amoosed. Make a tombstone of him
ma he'll soon hato hisself. When I sco
a man who claims to be too good to
watch a circus purceshun pass 'long the
street I neber work for him widout do
cash in advance. When I flu' a man
who am down on amoosements I doan'
work fur him at all. A y'ar ago, when
mean' de ole woman was joggin'obertu do
Aircus we met a man who said we war
gwine straight to Texas. He said lie
would zooner see his son in his coflin
ian in a circus, and he scart de ole lady
o t to dcath. I kept track of dat
tomnbstone, an' in less dan six months
le left town widout payin' his gas bill,
vater tax, butcher or grocer, an' he am
2o exception in his class. Look out for
tolum-faced men. Bewar' of do men
w'ho weep ober de wickedness of a world
nade so by do Lawd fur reasons of His
>wnI. Have no truck wid men who neb
>er laff. A man widout faults am a
nanI widout reason. A man widout
rickeduess am a man widout atrgymnent."
-Detroit Free .Press.
A clever old maid once said that it was
far better to be laughed at becauseo you
were not married than not to be able1 to
laugh because you were. There is
sound logic in that. It is well for
woman to marry if she mieets a good,
true man who loves her and whom she
loves ; but if she be not suited, better,
far better, that she remain single. The
majority of old maridis are helpful, lova.
ble and sweet-tempered, and fill their
allotted niche as acceptably as do their
married sisters. Are they not more to
be honored than they wvould have been
had they married merely for a home or
position ? Our young ladies have erron- <
eons ideas upon this subject. Thley fqeli
almost disgraced if they have to arrive
at a mature age, and are not yet able to
write Mrs. before their ntames. Their
whole ambition is to get a husband, by
hook or by crook, but get him somehow
they must. Consequently they take the
first man who offers himself, whether he
really suits them or not. Now, gidls,
do not marry in haste. Get the hest
education possible, help about domestic
affairs, and enter upon sonic trado or
profession for which you have a tasto
and master it. Skilled labor in always
well paid. Do'nt spend your tine 1'e
pinmg because you cannot seo the comn
mng man. If you never see him, you
can live useful,h happy liyes. You think
mf you had a husband you would havo 21
strong arm on which to lean, a sharer of
sorrow and trouble, Alas ! many a
slender woman has hadg not only to
stand alond, but also serve as prop for
children and husband, and very few
wives find in their husbands allH the
sympathy and companionship they de
sire. If you are good for anything you
will not be hurt by remaining singlo,
neither will you be elevated b~y becom
ing " Johnsa wife." Do your duty in
life and you will count for one in the
world, whether married or single.
A pples as Food.
An exchange states the benefits of
apples to be as follows: "A raw, mel
low apple is digested in an hour and a
half, while boiled cabbage requires five
hours. The most healthy dessert that
can be laced on a tableo is a baked
apple. If eaten frequently at breakfast
with coarse broad and butter, without
meat or flesh of any kind, it has an ad
mirable effect upok the general system,
often removing constipation, correcting
acidities and cooling off febrile conditions
more effectually than the most alproved
medicines. It families coild be mnduced
to substitute them for pies, cakes and
sweetmeats, with which their children
are fr nenty stuffed, there would be a
Mminnin the total snurof doctorti
bil inslgleu srufficient to lay in a
t~ingut b 01wlwh b.
Romance of O'Donovan fi Uentral
When the Russians under Gederal
kobeleff started on their expedition
ainst the Turkomans at Geok Tepe,
PDonovan, of the London Daily .News,
pplied for permission to accompany
hem, but was refused. Upon receiving
ioneral Skobeleff's final answer, the de
Yrmined correspondent telegraphed his
ianks for the courteous wording of the
efusal, and finished his message with
lie signifleant words, " Au revoir,
loneral, a Merv." "Till we meet
gain, General, at Merv."
O'Donovan then started upon his jour
ey. Ho reached the northwestern
'oundary of Persia, and succeeded in
afely crossing the frontier, riding 120
ailes in twenty-four hours. Luck, in
ddition to his native shrewdness, fa
ored him, and ho reached Merv in
afel.y, though a prisoner, and suspected
'f being a Russian. As best he could
e informed his captors of his English
itionality, and lie wit and manners so
ileacsed the Turkomans that he was kept
a a sort of honorable confinement until
is statement could be confirmed. Sat
sfactory information concerning him
ras at list received from Teherao, and
.e was released.
O'Donovan's wonderful stores of in
armation, and his statements concern
'ig the alniost boundless extent of tho
anglish Empire, caused the Turkomans
a look upon him as a man of much im
lortance, and he was cnlled upon to set
[e a long-Standing disputO as to the chief
Ieeulive power. There are two proper
Lolders of that power-the She1k of the
lastern Turkonans and the Sheik of the
Vostern Turkomans. It appears that it
ras necessary for tho highest dignitary
r dignitaries of the Turkonans to un
ortako a perilous mission to Teheran.
t was considered probable that whoever
rent would lose his head, and to avoid
his risk the two cluieftainrs conferred the
ionor upon the eldest of their class.
fuch to their surprise, ho returned
uive, and was allowed to retain his dig
lity until the arrival of O'Donovanl,
Viloso abiuidanee of wealth, it is sup
)osedl, induced the Eastern and Western
-hiefs to determine to reassert their
,laims, lest he whom they had elevated
,o the highest position should monopo.
ize the gifts of the illustrious foreigner.
N. great council was held, the old chief
10pose1, the two restored to their origi
1a1 positiois, and O'Donovan elected
Ichtiar Bahadoor Khan of the Tokko
rikonians, and joined the other two
chiefs in forliiug a triumvirato, ruling
over the district of Merv, with a popula
tion of 5010,000 souls.
O'Donovan was installe-d in his hon
arable position with imposing ceromo
Ilies, and given a " palace," for that re
gioni, to live in. His official duties while
ibiding in Mery consisted mainly in dis
pensing justico, chiefly in cases of inur
ior an(I robbery, they being the only
A f ter six months O 'Donovan wo ried
>f his life at Merv, and wt.ishing to r'e
.urn to civilizatin, expressed a de
Jire to be sent as embas;alor plenipo..
entiary of t he TekIo TrLkomjans to
,bo European couirtsq. A great council
,vas held to conIsidfr the sulbjec't. O'Don
>van having arrived at Merv inst at the
noment the onward muarch of the Ruhs.
ians had been arrestedl, and the Tarko
nians associating that (event with his aip
>eaganic, looked up)on him as their de
iverer, and his prosencfce as a sure pro
ect ion i'giunst the ir hereditary eunmies.
F'or this reason the'y were mi iwilling to
>arlt with huimi, bult at last c'onsenlted on1
he promise that lie wvonhl onue day re
urn to thim. Hie replied, "' I will re
urn when I amn sentI back to y ou." It
equires miore than a surgical operat'on
~O (nah!O the~ Tukmn to see through
joke', and the humixor of O'D~onovani's
uIswer not bieint.g app)recia~ted, lie was~
:rmitted to (depar I, aoni waSs econmpan
ed to the Persian frontkir bly a body of
Purkomnl troops.-Cincinnedi Comme'nr
Uncle Mose' owns several small shan
Ies on Gatlveston aIvenuo, which lie routs
mit, but one of t he tenants is rallier slow
n coming up with the rent, so Old Mfose
dto make himi a pastoral visit. JIust
s he wals comning aIway from the house,
Dild M\ose met dJima Webster.
"'Jim," said~ the old man, " which ami
io fast1'st trabbhie you ebor hioord tell
"Doy say dat de ray (of light trabbles
mior'e den 200,000 miles a se!cond, bult I.
ne1 hhoir timecd it miyself," replied Jimm.
''lar's a man in (Lidveston what can
gib de ray (ob light Iifty yards star. aind
beat it wiust kind."
"(G'way, olo raan. Lyina' is hotchin,
"Hit amn j2ss so as I tolo yer. (abo
Snlo(grass, whalit owes$ me fimnr mnumi's
back renrt, ean ouittrabblo do light."
"'I weunt to do front dbeah, and jess as
his w'ife opene~d dot froat ooh .1 seed
[.hhl silid e (lit de back d' ahR. 'Is Gab1o
it 1home1 y' says I. ' io's done gone to
Houist('n,' e;.ys she. flit am fifty miles
to 1Houiston and bie must hab mado do
trip whilI was a-1ook in' at him slido
nit do back (ball. Jess fetch oni yer
ray ob~ light, anld cf it don't hab tohump
bi'tsely to catcup wP~id Gaboe Sniodgrass
when .1(IlIcmS for doc back rent, den Ise
. Philosophers and Poets.
The St. Louis (Globe-Dcmocra4 has a
long article in a late issue, the gist of
which is that women had better marry
philosophers than poets, as their ohances
f conjugal happiness are greater.
The reason of this is that the former,
living in a world of logio and.fact, allowa
bis ideality to develop ona his wife,
while the poet, on the contrary, dwell
ing in a region of sentiment and exalted
l'miiy, is horrified to finmd the oreature
'me had married with the Idea that she
was an angel, to be only flesh aud blood
af ter all.
The oonseguence is that tha wives of
the philosophiere, though they may be
oommoin-place women like Dr. John
on's ife, are loved while living, and
dpymound when dead. The wifes
otpo on the othier fhand, no
ter how lovely ci! lovq*I,1, are gal
to their hu
1A youroo14 be
aein, fai ap
psed with p
inally had to
t very Inartistic te
)n W ose mocks it
A Noanau n
hief is simply a stake
grave and a sig re
.)eeu cheaper for him
A yoUno mn1 has
winning cards in-.
popping the question,-,'
I his sweetheart's
B.RWTmnme (who has
et sweeer)': "ILuk at
1oW Wid the long
how they plays on th
AN nXCHANoi says:"f
rcoeive the title of 'Dr.
physician have the title
Because pe may think it
Rovel.tions, and doators know a
S.kw little Edith to her doll: Thi' k
don't answer me back. You mustWk;
saucy, no matter how hateful I 9.
your mother!" Strange ta
ideas children get into their heads
"WHAT pretty children and how fitt
they look alike," says , durin AC,
visit at a friend's house. 11a% J46
twins," his friend explains.
both of 'em?" exclained 0,
THir.nE is a knooh at the 66on
and the colored person says to the lad
of the house: "a you do white ooman
what told a colored gemman you tse
lookin' for a colored lady to wash your
clothes by the mumf ?"
"YES," said the tramp, "they ta
about the charitable institutions o3 01
ton. Now, a man can go down, to
the Hawkins Street Home and get a
supper and lodging, and ho's got to sas
a foot of wood to pay for It. By snakes,
siir, I don't call that charity."-Boeldn
A n~rw author, 'who intends to make a
living by good advid, says. "N'ever leave
what you undertake untdi you can reach
your arms~ around it and alinch yourhands :
on the other side." Perseverance, and
all that sort of thing, i the right. direc
tion, is well enough, and even commend
able; but if the nlOW author'sa vice is A
caried out, one is likely to get- 'i ears
boxed.-Neu' Orleane Plea~yuno,.
A (ICeIOo young man brokb into the
r'oom of the girl he loved, to carry)e
r.way, as she reinsed to marry I 4j.
She was absent, but left the bull
(seeUo herW bed. T~he room was dq~k
The (log didn't bark, but worked.An
abo)ut svenI inutes the semains of tai
youlngruman camne out and si ht
wouhhn't marry tliat girl for $7eJ,000.~
A Sea Waif.
A very curious anecdote j is told con
corring Admiral Bythesea, V.O.,. Q,
who retired from the service, after hay
ing for many years filled the post of Ck'z
salting Naval Officerto the Gov'e-:nmnt
ofLL Inia. It is stated it.. the Ad ~fal
was pike up, when an infant, far 'out
at ea, JLshed to a bale of gpods. 4'
I y- -presurmbly his miother--waadth
hiu, but she was dead, and there wsno
e vuiece of any kind by which the wame
of the waifs could be traced1. The 6.il.
cers of the man-of-war which pidkedlup
the poor little infant did all the' oohld
by advertisement and ihaquiryA wAis--~
cover his relatives, and, findingell 4)efr
attempts futile, they determmnd to
a1dopt the child, to which they gave the
natuwI of " By the Sea." He was set to -
af naval school, and, when old enon~h,4
d te navy. 'By a happxy cosect
etuothe first ship in which nie served
was the one which had saved his life as
an infant. He took to his prfesion,
awl( during the Crinean war distin
guihed huimself at the Islanidof Wardo,
where ho earned the Victoria Cross nd
the decoration of U. B. Later~ on~ his,
services in India gave him the Op -
ionshi~p of the Order of the IndianE
pire, aind he retired from the service
with the rank of Admiral-a consumma
tion little dreamed of by the kind-heart,
1. othecers who rescued and. edndated
An Ingeniens Swindle.
A pair of swindlers played oft in Paris *
the following ingenious 4k: A well
dlressed~ man entered a tob oosh
on tho Boulevard Bon ou velle
after purchasing three cigars gave-a Are
franc gold piece mn payment ; but after
receiving his change he delx~ltit
was a twenty-franc piecewib eM
given, and on the woman wh ad
ser ved him asserting the contraryhe lk
added that it was a .iee o
the reign of Louis hlI.e
bearing the date o~f '1$40;7k
shopkeeper then looke4 mont4o
inhrtland findine a g17O~~
a14 describe~d puppoisd e12
mistaken, and at one gave him~b
forence. A police agent In plnphe
hlappened however to be s~d~
and haiving his suspieiousecid.. -
termined to follow the stranger.'
p~resently saw the individual join
man in the street, anti the two ea*
gether to the Place do la Bourse,
they separated, and the second l
a tobacconist's, and after mnjlg
purchase gave in payment
tweonty-frano piece received at t
shop. The confederate anhot4
went in, and was repeating h
stratagem as befoto, when the Pc
flcer *tepnedl foxward and arres
Cousin Dick's )teply.
The late Bishop Wimer, of
(the Cousin Joe), a~
of Alabama (the Oil
gether, the latter was
pointing ont to the
tectural beautieb of~
tested, " It's allver