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DOTED TO POLITICM, MORALIT!, EDUOATION AD TO THE ENERAL INTEREST OF THE COUNTRY
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-DFBA0 I, S. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1882. VOL X28
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4 Kot Carona for the
dttit. i~ Lcuidana has of late
vthring ifdustry, and to-day
ors atoney is coming into the Texas
6 Tr''sury from the sale of school
dsan from taxec and all other
In 1865 Florence, S. 0., contained only
en houses. I#tnow bs a population of
over 2,000, and last year over 100 houses
A Florida paper says that vast quanti
ties of blind miosquitoes are caught in
the swamp eof that State for fertilizing
Nearly every day from 100 to' 150 per
sons pass through Chattanooga, going
West. Thero are from Western North
Carolina aid Southeast Tennessee.
Owing to the crowded condition of
the Alabama State Asylum, Bulloch
county is at the expense of caring forits
insane paupers at the County Poor-house.
The poor-house of Choctaw county,
Ala., has but one inmate, the first for
several years past. It is an old negro
woman whose age is stated at "122 or
Atlanta Constitution: The silver vein
-of Magruder mine grows richer with the
continual digging. The ore has assayed
as much as $86 of silver to the ton, and
the lead in the ore is also. in -ufficient
quantity to be valuable.
Some hunters near Douglasville, Ga.,
last week, whfle fox-chasing, ran a
strange aninal to its den, which proved
to be a Wild dog. They found a mother
and four puppies, 'all of which got away
but one of the latter.
Within three months ground hais been
surveyed or broken for three moie blast
furnaces,, and steel and iron rolling-mill
a nail factory, and a dozen or more small
er establishments have been started, and
will soon be in full operation in Bir
The area of land which will bo re
claimed in Florida by the draining of
Lake Okeechobee, work on the canals for
doing which has aire ady beer' begun, is
larger than the States of New Jersey,
Connecticut, D~eleware and Rhode Is
4 ~ Mr. WV. D. Graydon, a farmer of But
\er county, Ala., made last season from
one acre of ground 830 gallons of molas
ses, besides putting some of the cane on
the market, saving 3,008 stalks for seed
and reserving about one thousand stalks
for consumption by his family.
Charleston'Nows and Courier: A Mrs:
Coh~er, with her three children, in an ox
cart, was going home from Perry, Ga.
.. The road they traveled pass*ed through
very rank wire grass, which had beeni
set on fire. In trying to get out of the
-way the cart and oxen became fastened
among pine logs and the fire overtook
them. The cart was consumed with the
two' children inside, and the oxen were
burned to death. The woman attempt-ed
te escape with her infant, but her cloth
ing caught fire and she and the other
ehild were so badly burned that they
have since died.
Good Eating and Good WritIng.
In old monastic days good eating was
under a ban. It was imagined that the
brain could best be kept clear and vigor
one on a low diet.
Romantic young ladies in our time
love to think of their favorite authors as
fed on a divine ambrosia. It brings
S them down to a common level to associ
ate them with roast beef and mutton.
* Poor Charlotte Bronte was once dison'.
chanted of her hero- worship. Thackeray
was her favorite author, and in her lonely
home on the moors, her imagination in
vested hum with all ideal graces.
On a visit to London she was lifted to
the summit of happiness by an invitation
to a dinner where Thackeray was to be
one of the guests. She was introduced
to-the great man, and Bat next to him.
It was a red-letter day in her life, and
Smemory was on the alert to retain all his
* bright sayings, and report them to her
Thackeray, however, did little talking,
but much eating. He had recently re
covered from a severe attack of typhoid
* fever, which left him with a ravenous ap
petite, while the dinner was exception
ally good. Charlotto looked -o in won
der at his feats, and the surprise gradu
ally changed to disgust. One more idol
-- had turned to clay. If she had known
,the mdern law of the conservation of
forces, her charity might not have failed
Feeding Horses Straw Hats.
In clearing away the debria of a fire
at St. Louis, it was noticed straw hats
that had been dama~ged by water and
leather were thrown from the windows
anid promptly confiscated by men and
~old women, on the street, before they
setely had time to reach the ground.
One old man was especially active in
dodging about and collecting mutilated
and charred straw hats. When asked
what he ~rpsed to do with the -hats,
4 he pr~ replied :,
I n o feed 'em to my horsa, of
"Don't you think they will make your
horse sick ?" inquirfd a bystander.
"Of course not. Why should a straw
hat make a horse sick ? Straw doesn't
os~ case to be straw when it is putlinto a
bed or hat any more than a plantceases
tbea pant when taken from the
pwd~'~&dput in a~ dower pot. My
borse IUeat straw hats. I've tried him.
lar anld feed are very dear now, and
aIt save in feeding my horse is clear
At thiis pon e disoovte4 several
iairge broaimmed hats ftoating from
Abe third-story windows above his head,
##d brot h the conversation to a and
Sdet alaa oinin himself in post-o
Tlyrt1U OF THE DAY.
JAY GOULD Owns $53,000,000 in
XEsTETIG Easter cards, it is id, will
be the rage.
PITTsBURG has several colored polioe
men on the force.
EDISON is recuperating in Florida and
giving electricity a rest.
WHEN lunacy is no longer an excuse
for crime, crime will perceptibly diminish.
TRAmrs may no* be expected in the
-ole of " Mississippi overflow sufferers.'
Viaron Huoo is of opinion that if the
Czar will not spare the people, God will
not spare the Czar.
THE woman who rode a bicycle 600
miles in six consecutive days, at St.
Louis, is a Canadian.
ACCORDING to Cardinal Manning, it is
an indictable offense in England for a
man to propagate atheism.
THE American Express Company has
organized a money order system'cheaper
than that of the postoffice.
A RussIAN traveler says that one.
third of Asia and a considerable part of
Europe still remain unexplored.
A CmcAGo Grand Jury last week re
turned ~an indictment against a dead
man. Live criminals are scarce up
THE report of the Secretary of War
shows that our Indian wars in the last
ten years have cost $5,055,821 in actual
JusT what the Mormons think of their
present prospects we are not prepared to
say, but they evidently are not well
MB. TOURGEE, the novelist, allows
himself to be called, in his own. paper,'
Our Ccntinent, "Hon." Albion W.
CONoREss should make a law especially
adapted to the punishmeit ol the inspired
crank element. The need of such a law
is daily increasing.
MASON'S sentence to eight years in the
Penitentiary for shooting at Guiteau was
certainly quite enough. Guiteau doubt
less approves the sentence.
THlE Mississippi House of Representa
tives has passed a bill preventing the
sale of tobacco to minors without an
order from their parents or guardians.
A BOGUS priest named Ddflohan, ar-C
rested in Chicago, and familiar with five
languages, has borne in his brief exist
enco of thirty-one years, twenty-five I
IT is reported that John Russell ~
Young, the newly appointed Minister to
China, will soon marry Miss Julia E. 0
Coleman, a niece of ex Governor Jewell, t
LIEUTENANT SOJIwATKrA, of the Arctic
Expedition of 1879, speaking of the
Jeannette's crew, says there is no hope
for DeLong and party, and little for
Chip's boat's crew.
ROBERT IBONNEn thinks the time will
come when two minutes 'will be very
ordinary time for a trotter. As Bonner
is opposed to betting, there is no chance
here to lay a wager.
TmE visit of General Sherman to the
West will probably result in the abandon
ment of several military forts in Texas,
and the establishment of posts at San'
Antonio and Fort ihss.
HAnIr1E HuroHINsON, a little girl nine
years old, is probably the youngest tele
graph operator in the world. She i
stationed at a town in Texas where she
has entire charge of an offiee.
THE~ indications are that Mason will I
sventually be pardoned. Petitions ask
ing for, his pardon are flooding in to the
President from Legislatures, societiesE
and citizens in groat numbers.t
Tnrs is the question which Mormons
asik our Congressmen: "How do you
know it's bad to have a dozen 'wives?<
You haven't tried It. We have." That I
may be regarded as a clincher.4
ARCHIIBAnJD FOnBRs has discovered
that an American audience's estimate on
a lecture is to be discovered, not from
the applause, but from the number of
people who sit till the lecture is ended.
IT is stated that the Czar, having re- .
ceived convincing proofs that the Nihilists 1
are determined to abandon their policy
of assassination, imperial clemency will1
consequently be extended to political1
Tr Sunday salo question, just now,
Is the tropic of Interest in Ohio--whether
it isdetter to go in by the front door or
by *he baok door. No Saloonit6 was
eve kMew14 to keep bot)doors looked at
geration Is not stated. Perhaps it was
Fouu women in the vicinity of Rich
mond, Td.,- and a Methodist preacher
and two women at North Lewisburg,
Champaign County, Ohio, have gone
insane over religion the past two weeks
and been placed in lunatic asylums.
Thu beautiful Mrs. Langtry would
like to come to this country but her
agent wants so much that she will prob
ably be denied the privilege. As a rule
managers endeavor to make contracts
with a view to making something for
Dn. GEORBi H. LAMsON, of London,
tried for the murder of his brother-in.
law, Percy Malcolm John, a mere boy,
thilt he might come into possession of
his property, has been found guilty and
sentenced to be hanged. The evidence
was circumstantial, but conclusive.
Tiru outlook on the Lower Mississippi
is everything but promising. The whole
country is flooded, without any prospect
of the water receding at an early day.
In the vicinity of Helena, Arkansas, the
country for forty miles around, on either
side of the river, is like an ocean.
AN rrEm to sausage-eaters from the
Louisville Courier-Journal: "A man
who detected a piece of bark in hi
sausage visited the butcher shop to
know what had become of the rest of
the dog. The butcher was so affected
that he could giv'e him only a part of the
Tam Police Commissioners of Balti
more have dismissed a policeman fot
not arresting a woman who was assault
Ing another with a horsewhip. As she
was his wife and the assaulted woman
his sweet-heart, he felt that he could not
Interfere without great embarrassment.
rhe Commissioners relieved him ok all
further embarrassment by relieving Aim.
HALF the silver dollars circulated in
Nontana are alleged to be counterfeits
made by the Chinese in San Francisco.
They are described as of exactly the
weight of the genuine ones, and one
thirty-second part of an inch larger im
diameter. They contain only sixteen
cents' worth of silver, which is all on
EIGHTY-FIVE houses in South Bethle
em, Pennsylvania, are quarantined be
ause of smallpox, and the disease is re
iorted on the increaso. Why this di.
ase has become so alarming there it is
ifficult to say. The town is high and
Lealthy, and is the home of the Mo
avians, than whom no one could be
leaner or more particular in neatness.
Mns. SAnAa E. HowE, the defaulting
loston Bank President, who has beeni
entenced to the House of Correction for
term of three years, may well congrat
Llate her~self. She promised to pay hei
epositors an interest that amounted to
0 per cent.., and in consequence failed
o return the principal, by which the de
>ositors lost something like $475,000.
THE Milwaukee Sun suggests a plan
or " saving the country." It says : " Let
forthern people go South in the winter,
.nd Southern people go North in the
unmmer, and let the young of both sec
ions fall in love with each other and do
little marrying, and when Northern
mnd Southern grandmothers go traveling
>ack and forth to visit the babies that
vmill naturally come upon the scene, that
vill naturally end all sectional feeling."
THEn Paris Pigaro says o: Skobeleff :
'This General has not changed during
he last four years. He is now thirty..
oven, or thereabouts. He is very tall
-so tall that in a campaigning time
xe can not stand uiprightin his tent. His
ace is exceedingly intelligent, his eyes
>luo and keen and quick, his forehead
ulil, and his beard brightly blonde; at
he very first glance his person reveals
he energetic and loyal soldier, ready to
lare all and sacrifice everything."
THE~ Galveston News suggestively
laye: " When a President is shot, every
hing in the United States can be turned
opsey turvey, and the occupant of al
nost every office, from Secretary eof
statte to the humblest tide waiter,
mhanged. Had Maccean succeeded in
mis nefarious attempt on the life of the
Jueen, hardly a particle of difference
vould have occurred in the Government
>f England; not an offiee would have
thanged from Prime Minister down to
THE most dangerons element in this
sountry is the inspired crank. Uenry
lemshaw, the "embassador from
ieaven sent by Guiteau to shoot Dr.
Irray " of the Vale Lunatic Asylum, at
DJtica, N. Y., when arrested, had upon"
uis person two navy revolvers, one single
arel revolver, one repeater, one dirk,
sleaver, one bottle of chloroform and
hirty bundles of cartridges. As an
renial he was evidently prepared to do
1011 klling. Dr. Gray, fortunately,
eoeived only a desh wound. Dr. Gray
Was the0 9hief medioal expert of the
lorni .116 @uiteau trial.
A M*owksea l mto b the in
One of the most maysterious phenoE
ens of human existence is the large
contage of mortality among Young a
dren. A fearful proportion of the deat]
everywhere are those of persons wl
have just begun to live. Even whc
due allowance is mide for faults of nur
bg'and training, it appears hardly pos
ble that any improvement can off5
the inherited weakness from which i
many children suffer, and, as yet, scien<
has taught little concerning those ep
demics which find the majority of the
victims among the litte ones. Still,. il
telligent care and favorable surrbundinj
can do much. The English statistic
much more full and accurate than thoi
of our own country, show that in t:
rural eounties the mortality of childre
under five years of age does not excee(
and often falls below, forty in the thoi
sand. In the cities and towns the ave:
age is much greater, ranging from abou
fifty-nine in the thousand, in Portsmoutl
to over ninety-five in Birmingham an
Sheffield, and to over one hundred an
three in Liverpool. In nineteen larR
towns, containmig an aggregate of a mi
lion and nearly twenty-four thousan
children, the deaths for a year from the
number were 82,250. This is a fearfi
number, and no doubt the figures wer
increased through causes which migi
have been -avoided. Still, had ever,
thing been done, the little vYitims mul
have been counted by myriads. A
things are, it is probable that in ver
many cases continued life would not ha%
been a bessing, but the quaint old ep
"So soon was I done for
I wonder what I was begun for,
will nevertheless suggest itself.-Cinch,
To Cure Sheep-Eilling Dogs.
The question of how to protect shee
from the caresses of destructive dogi
which has so long agitated the agricul
tural mind, seems to have been happil
settled by the farmers of Hunterdon an
Somerset counties, New Jersey. The
tried the experiment of mixing in a fe
goats with their sheep and after tb
goats and sheep had afiliated for a fe
ays, they procured some dogs, reguls
sheep-killers and started them for th
folds. The dogs, regarding the affair c
a sort of picnic, went for wool and cam
back shorn of their conceit. The
seem to run against goats in the moi
unexpected places, and were struck 1
the singular nature of the thing and a
most drove into the ground by the for<
of the remarks made by the goats wit
their heads, in the heat of the debat
Mutton, which the dogs had always r,
garded as a delicacy, suddenly pall(
upon the taste and they felt coyed. ]N
doubt the goats, with customary polit<
ness, asked their guests to pass the
plates and have some of the muttoi
but the dogs did not care for muttoi
They came out of the field limping o
three legs, and no word of encourag(
ment from the firmer could induce theo
to go back. They had been broke c
A correspondent of the Country Ocn
ttceman gives the following remedies fo
the ab)ove nuisance :
Not long ago I went to my shoestor;
and asked if the squeaking could be lpre
vented in my shoes. I wasi told it conl1
bo0 very easily, aiid it Wats done by open
ing the soles of umy shoes at the shank
pouiniig in powdered soapstone, t-th ing
care to have tno solo well-filled to th<
too, andl then pegging or sewing then
up agatin. My shoes did -not sqtuel
after that. A shoemazker's reeni 4t 6
prevent squeaking is to put a pieee o
cloth (sheeting) b~etweenl every tw;o lav
se of leathier on~ the sole. L'a4 sum
mer I purchased a pair of line boots
wvhich anmnoyed mec very much by mna
ing. So on very hot (lays i ~hnying
(urned thm up to the direct rnys of th
8111 andlt put On preasie ; as fa.,t .-i~
dried up( I applied more, untfil th>
would tak no imore, antd they haive nic
er troubled me since. Our own plan i
to stanld the~ shor s in a hlollow pain an<
then pour in luke wvarm water uut il tr a
)o es n're nec~rly inmmersoed. Keep th,
water as1 nearly lukewarm na possibbd
for tweunty-fonir lioutrz, and put on 1hi
4h1oes while the soles are stiil amp
L'lhey should no~t biecome wet inside.
Deogrees of Consideration.
" I believe you are connected witlh
the church in Elm street, are you not,
Mr. Dickson ?" said the customer.
" No, sah, not all."
" What! are you not a member of th(
African church ?"
"Not dis year, salh!"
" Why did you leave their communion,
Mr. Dickson, if I may be permitted tc
"Well, I'll tell you, sah," said Mr.
Dickson, stropping a concave razor or:
the palm of his hand, "it was jes like
dis. I jined de church in good fait'
I gave ten dollars toward the state(
gospel de futs' yeah, and de church peopk
call me 'Brudder Dickson; second yeah,
my business being not so good, and]
gib only five dollars. That yeah thn
people call me ' Mr. Dickson.' Dis razoa
hurt you, sah?"
" No, the razor goes tolerably wvel I.'
" Well, sah, de third yeah I fell berry
podr ; had sickness in my family ;1
didn't give noffin' for preachin'. Well
sah, arter dat d- call me 'dat old nig
ger Dickson,' and I left 'em 1"
An Actress' Ambition.
Mrs. Sara Jewett, the actress, was
asked whether she did not tire of pa
ing the same roles. She said : " Weli
it depends a great deal upon how well
suited they are to me. In ' The Bank.
er's Daughter,' for Instance, having
cried 800 times in as many eveninga
about nothing, I felt a little wearied of
it, but even after a play has been run
ning a long time, there is always an in
terest in watching its effect upon the au
dience and in the effort to preserve
oneself from sinking into mechanical
actnL But I know no greater satisfac
tion In mastering a rol, whicb I dc
not lkfor If I do succe.&X fee as if I
had a victory over myrejudics
the~i1 blie aimvieco mein the
pakt X streD a m power of
Torce Exerted In Piano Playing.
The celebrated pianist,Gottschalk, was
highly amused on finding his performaces
studied very closely by a scientist who
had published treatite on the num
10 ber of muscular 6fforts that may be made
s. a given time, for this learned
savant found that in one brilliant piece
Gottschalk exceededrgreatly the estimate
he had made after careful consideration.
;0 The number of consecutive percussions
riven out were found to be quite aston
ashing. Although Gottschalk pretended
to be grately entertained by his critics
and their widely differing oints of views
yet he must have already known that his
physical strength was great. Although
to all appearance delicately constituted,
' he wrestled with the muscular giants
n who were engaged in moving his heavy
oonoert pianos, and with a success that
astonished them so greatly as to make it
a subject of eonversation to the present
d hen Bulow was on his concert tour
d through Germany and Austria he met
e Rubenstein at Vienna. They wore both
playing on the Bozendorfer pianofortes,
d but Bulow would not play on Ruben
ir stein's instrument. He would have an
ir other one provided for his use. Prof.
e Schmidt, of that city, being curious to
it learn the real reason of this deternina
tion, examined the " touch " of each in
i strument, respecting the depth the key
sank and the weight required to depress
them to the lowest point. The piano
r forte that Rubenstein played required
an average weight of eighty-eight grams
(one gram being equal to fifteen and a
balf grains), while Bulow's required an
average of 105 grams. Therefore the
keys of the Rubenstein pianoforte were
easier to put in action than thohe of 'Bu
low's pianoforte ; but on the other hand
the keys sank fully twenty-five per
cent. deeper than Bulow's, so that tho
p action of both pianos made pretty equal
1i demands on the physical powera of the
respective performers. Uut if Bulow
y had played on Rubenstein's instrument
d he would have found his hands sinking
y too deep, for they are small. To play
v on an instrument with a deep touch one
e must have long fingers.
IV Prof. Schmidt counted the number of
.r notes played by Rubinstein at one of his
e concerta and found them to be 62,990 in
s number, and therefore equal to a pres
e sure of 9881 pounds in weight. On the
y Bulow instrument they would be equal
it to a pressure of 1,190 5-8 pounds.
When It is considered that something
- more than pressure is needed in a bril
e liant fortissimo, and on a large instru
h ment m a large hall, and that a high de
3. gree of velocity must be given to the
- hammer and not the mere motion due to
!d some weight, some estimate of the ex
o penditure of force necessary to deliver
:- such percussive accents from the fingers,
ir may be made.--Home Journal.
The first authentic account to be found
ai of any mosaic work in ancient Rome is
fgiven' us by Pliny, who says that Sylla
causedl somne "stone-laid " work to be
made; and from his and other sources of
evidence we are justified in assuming the
-time of its introduction here to have been
about eighty years B. C. This date corre
sponds with the destruction of Corinth,
when p~recious objects of all kinds were
carried to Rome, and naturally created a
wish in the minds of wealthy'Romns to
p ossess mosaies as well as other luxurious
emb]ellishm1fents. A very learned Italian
writer has divided Roman mosaics into
four classes, namenly-te'sselated anid see
tile, app~lied to pavements generally; fic
tile and vermnicuclated or pictorial applied
to walls and vaults. Of these the tesse
latedl is probably thme most ancient, and
consisted of small cubes of marble, sel
dom averaging more than three-quarters
of an inch square, workedl by hkand into
such geometrical figures as, 'when comn
bined, 'would best compose a larger figure
eqally geometrical, but of course more
intricate. It is probabile that the first
colors usedl were black and whlite. The
best samlies of this tessehated work oc
,cur a~t Pompeii and at the baths of
Caracalla; but very fine specimens have
been found in this country. Thme sectile
or sliced w6rk wvas (ormed, some say, of
the different slices of marble of which
figures and ornaments were made; others
hold that thmese slices were never em
ployed to imitate figures or any actual
subject, but produced their effect solely
through the shape, color and vein of thme
mnarles which were contrasted. It is
believed that no piece of fragment of
ancient sectile work imitating a subject
of any kind has yet been found; and if it
had beenl so employed we must have had
examp~les at Pompeii, where the student
may find all varieties of mosaic pavement
known to either Greek or Roman. T1hie
most noble specimen of sectile work now
extant is the splendid pavement of the
Pantheon at Rome, where the principal
marbles are arranged, each of great
superficial extent, of alternate round and
square slabs. The building of the
Pantheon was finished about thirty years
before the Chlristian era. This kind of
work required the employment of costly
marbles, and no remains of it have been
-discovered in any other country than in
Uncle Nace and Jim Webster got into
a dispute on Austin avenue. Uncle
Nace is one of the wealthiest colored
property owners in Austin, anid puts on
style accordingly, while Jim Webster is
"I kin Bell you out forty times befoah
yer kin sell me out one time," said Nace
" Of course yer kin. Who am gwine
ter make me an offer for sich a wnfiless,
knock-kneed, goggle eyed moke as you'
is. "-Texas Sitns
Stopping or Staying.
.t Eypercritical folks will have it that
itis not proper to say "stopping " ata
hotel. " Staying " is the Pight expres
sion. In the name of common sense,
why Arson stop. " whr he
any choice betwee~ the W~2
sahould be1,eferred. A ma ortyoft
nght. To stay at a goe ~ ql
a lon prio
Ho Forgot the Bullet.
It is but seldom that the oomIe ele.
ment enters'into attempts at suiolde. A
diverting except-ign to this general rule
is afforded wby .the suicidal enter
prise of a Hungarian engineer, resident
at Temesvar, who, being a steadfast vo
tary of Bacehus, had drunk himself into
so unsatisfactory a state of mind that a
few days ago h;e determined to put an
end to his existence. Having provided
himself with a pistol, and locked bim
self up in a private room of a hotel in
the town, which apartment he had spec.
ially hired for the purpose, he pressed
the muzzle of tho weapon agahist his left
breast and pulled the trigger. The usual
explosion followed, and the would-be sil
cido fell to the ground, where he lay pa
tiently ior several minutes, waiting for
death. Dissolution, however failing to
set in as promptly as he had expected
he presently arose, left the hotel and
walked home, with a view to dying com
fortably in his own apartment. A little
later on, perplexed by his unaccountable
vitality, he sent for a surgeon to examine
the wound. Beyond a slight scorching
of the skin, no injury could be detected;
and, while the surgeon was vainly search
ng for a mortal hurt, his patient anx
iously inquired "where the bull6t had
lodged?" "I fancy," was the reply,
"that you must have forgotten to put it
into the pistol." "Give me my waist
coat,"ejaculated the intended self-slayer,
and, sure enough, safely ensconced in
the watch-pocket of that garment was
found the missile with which he had de
signed to extinguish his yital spark.
Since this discovery he has quitted
Temesvar, in which town lie found that
his rash attempt to kill himself -with a
charge of powder and a wad had ren
dered him the object of more publio
notice, attended by uncontrollable hi
larity, than was altogether agreeable to
Practlcal Husband H1unting.
It is related of a Connecticut woman
whose husband died a short time ago,
that instead of lounging and languish
ing about until some one asked her to
marry again, she plainly announced that
she wanted a new husband, and she
named the price that she was ready to
pay for a satisfactory article. Of course
there were plenty of applicants, and at
least one of them met the widow's
views, for there was a wedding that very
There is nothing romantic about this
sort of match-making, but, on the other
hand, there is no nonsense about it. In
r.tad of listening to a story so tender
and ardent that she could not have the
heart to question the suitor's fitness for
the place to which he aspired, the widow
adopted a method that enabled her to
talk sense before marriage, and learn
what promise there would be of a senti
ment afterward. She did not consume
a number of the best years of her life in
wishing that one or another man would
proiose, but.she ascertained, like a sen
sible woman, who was really in the mar
ket, and made her choice from those
that were available. Sentimen talists
may sneeringly say that the man married
for money, but will they mention any
other man who failed to do likewise
when he had a chance ? The wid~ow and
her new husband began life with a dis
tinct understanding and withor't htaving
hafd any lovers' quarnrels ; let sentimnen tal
couples showv a better beginning if they
can.-Ncw York Herald.
The blocks arc all of the same size,
about eight by twvelve inches, and about
half an inch thick. Each block repre
sents two leaves, or four pages of thie
boo0k, being engraved on both sides. 'Ihe
blo0l1's for a comp11lete work can thus be
stowed away in a very small compass.
The cost of engraving a page of these
wooden blocks is said to be but little
more than the e'xp)ense of setting up a
pa1ge of Chinese type and preparing it
for the press. An edition of one copy
can be printed if no moro are required,
and thus the expense of keep)ing a large
stock of printed books on hand is en
tirely avoided. Any errors or misp~rints
that may be discovered can, as a rule, be
correctedI on the blocks with but very
little trouble. A skillful printer can
print b~y hand 5,000 leaves of two pages
each a day, usumg no press or machinery
whamtever. ile supli hi own tools,
and receives as wages about one shilling
a day. The paper ordinarily used is
white, and of the best quality, although
a yellowish kind is also madle use of at a
redluction of twenty Ter cent, on the sell
ing price. The books arc bounid in the
usual Chinese style, and fastened with
white silk thread. 'They present an ap
pearance which satisfies the taste of the
most fastidious native. The leaves are
printed only on one side.
Love Lcd by Lucre.
" No Cigaret-Charley," she said, using
the name by which he was known among
the wild, reckless set with which he as
sociated; "I can never be your bride."
" Pansy-Miss Perkins," said Regin
sl1, in those deep, thrilling tones of his,
" I cannotr-indeed I cannot let you go I
Btny one moment--only one moment I"
How tar'rich voico rang in her cars I
Despit~e herself it moved her strangely.
" Very well," she said, " I will stay."
Darting hastily to the hat-rack in the
front hall, Reginald fumbled for a mo.
mrent in the upper left-hand pocket of
his overcoat and drow therefrom a piece
of white paper. Returning to the par
lor he knelt beside the fauteuilon which
Pansy had thrown herself in an agony
of grief, and kissed away the bitter tears
of pain and sorrow that were welling up
mnto the beautiful brown eyes.
" See, my darlin g,"h he exclaimed,
eagerly, placing the paper before her.
" Look at this, my precious one."
Pansy opened her eyes and gazed
languidly at the paper. "What is it,
Tootsie ?" she murmured. Drawing
himself up proudly and holding in one
hand the paper and in the other his pan
cake hat, Reginald said in proud tones :
" It is a notice of my promotion to the 'C
ribbon counter. Hearafter my salary ,
will beo$12prweek. Pansy, my
proosone,, we are saved." The girl
looked se i lingly. " You bet wel
*r'e,' she aid And her armsa
Toh's a col!
Tan best e
heard ofaso as
slow to t $0out 11
a shirt-ealler? qkt
"Molr makes im
Skeesicks when his iA
a $20 greenback, left ft
ENQUIRm: Are plans*,
room unhealthy? Not no"
seen some very healthy pla
in sleeping rooms.
"DON'T yoR think that ile
a very sweet girl?"' asked en
yes, very sweet," replied se; *
to say, sho is well preserved."
"Ana you dead, Tim?" said an Zilh
rather to his son, who had fallgdowhj
well. "Not dead, father, but Ap0Ae
less," came up from the depths,
No WOMAN o'er contented is,
No matter what she' got;
For w hen she builds a little house
bho always wants a lot.
"IT is poor taste to laugh at your ownA " ',
jokes," said Fenderson; "something I
never do, through I do say it." "Does
anybody else ever laugh at them ?'
A BRooKLYN man has just found hig
sister from whom ho has been separated
fifty years. She was the cook in his
boarding house, and he recognised the
style of her hash.
" HAVE you an faith'in mince pie A
a cure for headache?" asked one young
married lady of another. " iYes, was
the reply, "bring out your mine .
I get mince-pie headaches regularly.
WHEN Brown complained of a rush of
blood to the head Fogg endeavored to
ease his mind by reminding him that
nature abhors a. vacuum, and Brown's
blood rushed to his head worse than
"MAN and wife are all one, are they?"
said she. "Ye what of it ?" said he
suspiciousIy. "Why, in 'that cse"
said his wife, "I came home awf
tipsy lest night and feel terribly ashamed
of myself this morning." He never said
AT A YOUNG ladies' seminary reogt,
during an examination in history, one of
the pupils was interrogated thus:
" Mary, did Martin Luther die a natural
death ?" " No," was the reply; "he was
excommunicated by a bull'-Harvard
LrrrLE EDITH was terribly sleepy the
other night. She began her customary
prayer upon retiring, but when she got
as far as "Our Father," her eyes closed
and her head tumnbled on to the pillow.
"1I tan't tay it to-night," she said "'rm
too s'eepy. Hie knows the yest oi it."
A LECTURER was once in a dilemma
which he will probably never forget.
While talking about art he ventured the
assertion, "Art can never improve na
ture." And at that moment some one
in the audience cried out in a gruff voice,
" Can't he? Well, then, how do you - --
think you would look without your wig?"
" MEMORY is a wonderful thing " said
Jack Mdller to his friend Dan (Vatte.
" Just think of what a fellow's head can
hold! lIt's gigantic, sir-.-gigantioel
Watts-'"I have often heard your friends
Bay you have a very ine memory, Jaoh.~
Miller (flattered)-"Well, that's very
kind. Yes, I have a pretty good memory."
Watts-" Do you think you can recall
the ten dollars 1 lent you three years
This than which perhaps there is not
to be Xound a more inhospitable region
below the latitude of Greenland, is pie.
tured as a Northern paradise, and ren
dered magnificently attractive on pag.
A fa~t country, almost without tumn
swept during the greater part of thea
year by high winds surcharged with
snow and sleet, called, in the expressive
phlrase of the denizens, "blizzards,"
frozen during the winter hard as an ice
berg, and to a fearful depth, and deluged
wit h water in the spring, itposse
many attractions for an Esquimaux.
Horses and cattle fare poorlynMn
Loba, since if they escape te loss 'of
their ears by fro'st, they are subject tc.
gradual starvation during the long win
ter. It is doubtless pleasant enough
during the brief summer, and a returned
nxplorer gives it as his opinion that the
land is propuctive, although he found It
difficult to reach a correct conclusion in
regard to it in the spring, while it was
several inches under water.-Canadian.
Letter' in Cincinnati Gazette.
Tamerlane's Human Pyramid.
The great conqueror of Central Asia,
[n ten years from the time he struck the
[lrst blow, had risen to absolute authority.
aver a numerous and warlike peple.
Pimur (also called Timur-Beg o1 'imur
beng, for his lameness, apd known
imong Western writers as Tamerlane?
aad successfully warred against the
Kalmucks and the tribes Khaurezin, and
burned his attention, between these-cam
paigns, to supporting Toktemeeh Khan,
>f the claimants to the throne of Kipe-.
ak, ultimately, in 1876, placIng him in
indisputed possession. Then, with the
view of restoring Its former limits to the
3mpire of Jagatal, he summoned the
Prince of Herat and the other chiefs of
NRorthern Khorassan, and, on their
'efusal, immediately attacked and re
luced them to submission, lyiga
sontribution as a penalty. But, a13
the people of Herat again rebelled,an
aiurdered the envoys whom he sent to
r~emonstrate with them. Timur avenge
this by attacking and capturing the ct.
Hle took 2,000 of the garrison and bul
them up with alternate layer. of briek
and mortar in the form of a pyramid, as
aihorribly singular and effective reminder
of the consequences of rebellion.
Delays Are Dangerous.
Mrs. Dagerreotype B. Watermeloe~' '
salled on Mr~Amnerious Vesjhua
very fashionable Austin lady. The ~.
[owing conversation took place'
"So your son is ging to getmtalr4
aretty soon, I hear..
"Yes, hewllget m zLihafi~
" H issooung. I shoul4
ould make im wait until he'
he ageof disoreton
"Ono," responed the mother i