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A & 0 PiC -'-A- JULY 3
b~~~&1o~ ~~n 13aQ~lJ~~ at~
o f6 afote eos ist
~~xga Iss1pping Immense
!fgund intirris county
4685 bushels of oats this
.faii'shipped $75,000 worth
fetigd ports last Sat.
W Fla., receives about 100
each month from the West
SstF., has sixty essels and
r 9 niein engaged in the sponge
4taioty at Augusta, Ga., has just
pped an order of 2,000 bales of goods
k4re cotten seed oil mill is to be
ted at Bailey's Mill, Jefferson coun
aatern capitalists are buying up all
t o d mines in the vicinity of Obar
Iott*, N. 0.
he cotton factory at Semina, Ala.,
has declared a semi-annual dividend of
e4ht pr cent.
ew Orleans, thinks of establishing a
Ostle Garden for the accommodation i
A mammoth iron furnace is to be
erected neat Covington, Va., by Euro
A company has been formed to oper..
ate a silver mine recently discovered
Snear Gaylesville, Ga.
Thabeautiful Confederate monument
~~ ~ at Columibia,-8. 0., was totally wrecked
by ighnin a ew aysago.
A little boy at Charlotte, Ns C , swal
-lowed a quart and a half of cherries.
seeds and.all, and died in great agony.
Thse first appearance of cotton as an t
article of commerce was a shipment orf
~. seven bales ;from Charleston, S. C., in'
In North Carolina during the past
year sixty-three new post-offices have
been established and seventeen discon
~asti nearee has a county in which
four of the precincts .are nrmed UpperI
Bog-thief, Lower flog-thief, Fair Prom
Ise,;and Never Pay.
Richard Paulk, white, of Union coun
ty, S. Chas been sentenced to one year
.in the penitentiary or to pay a fine of
$500 for .anarrying a negro Woman.
John~ Tuer, of Savannah, Ga., after
* erying out eight years of-a life-service
or murder in the penitentiary, has
- , cence and been released.
. 0 , a man built a
ypress for posts. The
are growing rapidly,
'wly but surely sky'
Ia. is the only place
a clayfit for jug muak
liug is foud. Two factories are run in
the county, and the jugs are all made
-The grapes grown by the stockcholders
of the Georgia Wino Company, located
In Outhbert, will this year make 20,000O
4 gallons of wine, which is the present
aplacity of the company.
It Is estimated that the South has
thi season paid to the North $55.000f
Ofo?"whieat, *5(),000,000 for corn, $72,
(00 0 (or meats, and about $23,(00,
of-~ bay,. butter, cheese, oats, apples,
K te people of Tavans, Fla , eat alliga
'tor steaks and tenderloins in Preference
tthe'tongh beef obtainable there. The
zkeat wheni par biled and fried presents
thfali appearance of the breast of a
fold pousesses a. flavor abnost as
tx d appetbiing.
Thoemew cotton compress to be erect
'edIin akbug Miss. soon is to be one
of h~ est am4' lost costly in the
Tn~ta:'Sates, or the world for that
~ 4 Ther'e is only one like It In"ex
Iptde; and that is now being placed In4
joeht~z at New Orleans.
MI ~ Vksburg Is still agitated over her
ba#l4ir The receding of the Mississippi
t' leaving only a lake of still water
iftj of the city where the river once.
IlT edhas a threatening aspect to the
of Vicksburg, and her citi
analously inquiring what is to
4 40preserve the harbor.
Miajah Mattin do.
A~~ oI Atlanta to I
0t~$ 1tra hithe very 2
the water and the earth was severo
feet rode ovet five miles before findin
an outlet, of the lake, a spring in tb
aide of a hill. The lake is a great woi
There is a weed in the South know]
as thelwild coffee plant, whch Iau cause
the planter a good deal of trou1le an<
annoyance, and has consequently beel
greatly despised. It has ecently beei
discovered that the plant ha its use, a
rope can be made from it eqdal to th
best hemp, and stronger and finer thai
jute. The discovery was made by a ne
gro who needed a piece of rope, bu
could find none. On looking aroun4
Lila attention was attracted to'this plant
ind he cu.t the stalks- and treated then
in the same manner he had been nccus
bomed to see hemp treated in Kentucky
wd the result was a fibre of good lengtl
md of surprising strength, which tb
>ld man soon converted into rope.
A Cheap Cologne Water.
The only perfume which 'never seemi
h ofend any and whioh leaves no un.
pleasant tang behind it in that of cologn
water, which stimulates *hile it soohei
he senses, and suggests a pleasant whole,
somenes, instead of any sickish sweet.
less, as the best of extrats and essenoem
md bouquets are aptto do. We do nol
nean, of course the oheap and commot
olog e water of the dru gists, which ig
isualy very miuch worse none at all
md wont to leave, after dying, the smell
>f burned sugar where it has been used
ften, as it is made of the poorest spirit,
mud necessarily without subsequent dis.
illation; without regard to the fact tha
t requires the strongest proof or rectified
1pirit to dissolve the combined oil
)roperly where the processof distillation
s not used. Indeed with no trouble at
1l, any one can miae -in her own store
oom a better article of cologne than thai
rhioh is usually bought, by thoroughly
Lissolving a fluid dram of the oil of ber
ramot,.orange and rosemary each, with
kalf a dram of neroll and a .pint of rec:.
ified spirit. As good as can be made
ut of cologne itself, however, is also
tuite as comfortably prepared at home
-s at the chemist's--at so much less than
he chemist's prices that one feels war
anted in using it freely-simply by mix
ng with one quart of rectified spirit,
wo fluid drams each of the oils of ber
|amont and lemon, one of the oils of
range and halt as much of that of rose
oary, tQgether with three-quarters of a
[ram of neroli and four drops each ol
he essences of amberr and musk. I
his is subsequently 'tilled it makes
vhat may be called a perlect cologne,
mt it becomes exceedingly fine by being
:ept tightly stoppered for two or three
nonths to ripen and mellow before use.
Remniseences of Garibaldi.
Mr. Morosini, Treasurer of the Ame
san Cable Company at New York;-is r
>ld friend and, shipmate of Garib~aldi
who, -i1 addition to being a candle
nasker, and a liberator, was also a sei
saptain. His old friend says the lib'era
kor looked ,more like ain Englishmat
ihan an Italhan ; was "one of Plutaroh'i
nien, a Roman of Rome's best days.'
Uiter GaribdIdi and himself had mand
sandles orrStaten Island for a year, it
1850, Garibaldi was appointed Captair
>.a Peruvian, ship and took -Morosini
with him on his vwit to China and Soutia
america. He was very kind to all hii
rew, in fact to everybody, but showed
t in his looksand acts for he was little of
m talker. His face iooked like a lion'.
ace, especially when angry ; there~ was
10 indenturne of his nose iwhere,.as in~
nost prsons, it joins the forehead. The
)ly me that he ever knew Garibald
o be afraid was at Newcastle-onthme.
P'yne, where his ship was loading with
~oalt and where, being barefoot he was
ifraid the coal carriers, with their heavy
1ob nail shoes, would step on his toes,
When at Oallao two Frenchmen overs
ioard him telling how he helped defend
Rome against theilnvasion'of the Frnobl
irmy. One of them accused him ol
ying. Next morning Garibaldi went t
uis shop and challenged hith to a faji
ight ; the two partners drawed their
reapons, but gn~ Garibaldi's pretending
a draw a revolver, they fled. The hun
Ireds *of Italians in port, hearing that
Jaribaldi had beeh threatened, tore the
shop to piecesgnd would have done the~
jame with the' Frenchmen could the
i.ave been found.
Most people who see that 28e,000
reung men are brought forward annu.
illy for military service in France attach~
mn exaggerated significnnce to this large
rumber. As a matter of fact, not one.
bird of them-go just now into the rank.
or five years' service. Out of every 100
>f these youths, seventeen serve only for
m year or for six months, twenty-fou~r are
~xempted for family or educationail rea
ons, five or six are set aside for auxil.
ary service because of minor bodily de.
ecte, nine extra small and weak make
re put' back for two years, and twelv.
re declared totally unfit -for service.
Ihus we have the significant fact that
he large proportion of twentysee per
ent. of the young men of France are,
mt the age of-twenty, moro or less phvs'.
ently unutted for military service, he
anadof education may be judged
rom the fact that one in eVery seven re
rnita oan neither read nor write. Ten
asotihe of the illiterate
rebotne oan& Afty years ago
was yN peent As to hight-.or
arsnrxc wanlt of t--thir y-siz pe et
f the recruita e -between liye fqt and
averge loe than five feet v
TOPICS OF THE DAY
e Tmas are 10,700 men on the polic
force of London.
I7 rivu months eight persons. have
been killed by the cable cars in Chicago.
Tax Sitan is to grant Jewish refu
gees from Russia tracts of land in Syria
s AT Mobile, Alabaia, female violators
D of the law are required to work out their
1 flues in the chain gang.
A. FAOrTZous contemporary suggest4
that Congress investigate the Western
cyclones while they are at it.
L Aun BEY is applying the Monroe
doctrine in Egypt by planting dynamite
torpedoes along the Suez Canal.
TEm person who has attracted consitd
etable attention the past year, may now
be spoken of as the late Mr. Guiteau.
STATiSTICS of immigration show that
very few of the foreigners who come to
this country go to the Southern States.
IN the State of Mississippi there are
30,000,000 acres of land, of which less.
thAn 5,000,000 acres'are under cultiva
LONDON publishers bribe school teach
ers with th-eater tickets and champagne
suppers to buy and recommend the buy
ing of their books.
JAMES RUssInn LowELn and Dr.
Leonard Woolsey Bacon, according to
the Washington Post, think of running
for Congress next fall.
MRs. LANGTRY has begun to,. under
sLL..- somethiug of Amorican advertis
ing. She took a special train from Ed
inbur- to London, at a-cost of.$500.
TnE famoils Dalrymple farm of
Dakota is to be divided, Mr. George
Howe, an oil priuce% of Pennsylvania,
having bought 30,000 acresoi4t for $380,.
TurH Belgium Government is soon to
adopt pulverized meat for an army
ration. One pound of the a1icle is said
to be as nutritious as six pounds of
fresh beef. . .
GAMBuTTA ,'it is said, suiferers con
stant fear of assassination, ad his fricna
M. Camescasse, Perfect of Police, has
given him a bodyguard to watch his
house night and day.'
COL. INoERSOLL, two years ago, was
credited with having made $200,000 out
Sof-a silver mine, but if present repnrts
- are correct, he to-day conts huimsel? out
$50,000 on said silver mine.
-COn~sz immigrants are, arriving into
British Columbia in large num>'rs, and
the Obinoso mercha'nfs of San) Prancisco
predict the mirival of '40,000 . of their
counitrymon before next October.
SIXTEEN smallpox patients in San
Francisco, while being coniveyed in a
bo0at recently, wore all upset andu
drenehied with cold salt water. In spite
of their exposure they all immedia&tely
Trir Jews in Rusia and Roumania are
emigrating to Palestine in largo nn mbilerA
aid large guns are being subs'cried to
adthem in this movement. It is saidl
tha't tihe majority are eager to engigo in
Ice frozen by machinery is now l:cing
used .Jnrgely in Southern cities, as it is
cheaiper than that from the North, ex
cept at seaboard places. The retni
price has fallen from $3 per hlunde2d bx
fore the war to $1.50.
IF THlE 3xpression of the press g..mner
ally may be accepted as an indication,
Anthony Comstock is getting himself in
bad repute by ugly, epiteful work. He
suppresses or tolerates the '..ransmissionl
of a publication as the fancy strik..a
him. __ _
.UIANENIOWERs plan ior removing t0
thle United States the remains of Lieu
tenant De Long and comrades involves
an exponditure of $25,000, and is not
considered feasible by the Congressinal
Commnittee, to whom tile matter was re
Natue e&Ihs a halt iln the work of uni
derground telegraphy. It announOces
that the underground wires ink Germanyv
are turning out bly, and( that the
credit of several millions of francs re
cently votefd for exteninIig the system in
F'rance will probably not be0 nsed.
" Tunn is not in literature," says the
New York Timnes, " a nob~ler or moro pa
thetic story " than the diary of Lien ten
ant DeLong. Still, it was a plain and
very brief narrative of facts. It is the
.reader's appreciation of the surround
ings that makes the story pathetic.
Tamanm are thirty'-thlree "rail roal
schools" in Russia for the instruction ot
enmployes, established because not very
long ago it was impossible to get Bus.
sians with edncation enough to bm en
trusted with the higher places, and even
at this day one-half of all the IocQIme
Mve engineers in Bssia areGt:a
employe, and undens of bushels are
oest asi ent.
'Irt faspRsio 4 onicle relates
th.t whi for doertera from a
ship A. Qbas a few days ago, the
searchets isdvere a man covered from
head to fdot wltZonj, saaggy hair, of a
reddish ooloiW Qn their approaching
him he oomienced to run, and they
choed him, folloving him for a distance
of a nile or more to the beach, where he
jumped from rock trook with the agil
ity of a chamois and was soon lost to
sight behind a jutting point. They af
terward discovered the cave which he
Inhabits, the foor being covered with
skins, and the indications were that lie
subsisted entirely on raw Ash. Organ
ized efforts will be made to capture him.
BOUa of the Iowa and other' papers
are arguing that the cyclones in the
West are increasing ,in number and
fierceness every year. In a certain
sense this is probably true. That is,
there are years and seasons when they
are more severe and frequent than at
others. 'Between 1860 and 1878 these
tornadoes were very rare, and between
1878 and 1880 there were only one oi
two of a formidable character. Bu-,
during the last three years they have
been intense and numerons. Doubtiess
a long interval of quiet will soon succeed
these tempestuous years. But in an.
other sense they will always increaso in
destructiveness. As the State bOcomle
populots, they will seem to be more fro.
quent, and will actualy be more calam.
MAN AND HIS BUTTONS.
Uil Method of Xewing Thein on mand the
(Now York Graphie. I
Did 7ou ever see a man in the solitude
anl.privaot of his study attempt to sew
on a button by himself ? It is, in all its
details, one ol the most interesting per
formaces-in the! world.. First he hunts
for a bUtton. Generally,.to secure it, be
robs Peter to pay Paul, and cuts from
another garment This button may be
much larger or. niuch smaller than the
size he is wearing. Next he hunts a
needle. Probably he goes out and buys
a paper of needles. He always chooses
the largestneedles, having an Impression
that large needles will sew stronger than
small needles.. As to thread, he gets the
coarsest he. can find, and this he doubles.
He'would thread his needle. He takeE
his big needle in one hnd and his coarse
black thread in the other. He bites ofl
the thread to a desired length. Then he
tries to twist it to a fine point. Gener.
ally in this he succeeds in making two,
and sometimes three, fine points out of
one. Ond. Of course he can't get all
these fine points through the needle's
eye at once. Hrie hard to make that
needle and thread get on friendly terms
with each other, but they won't. They
don't want to get acquainted. They do
not wish. to have anything to do with
each other. Sometimes it is the needle
that kicks; sometimes the thread. Some
times he imagines he hea really threaded
his needle. It is an ocular delusion.
The thread has missed the needle's eye
by half an inch. It is harder work than
sawing wood. ,At last the needle is
threaded. Now he tries to sewv the but
ton on without taking h'is trousers off.
This proves a failure. He twists him
self into an uncomfortable position, and
so would sew. But lie can't sew so.
He runs the needle into himself, and the
contrary thread always insisting in foul
ing or in doubling around the next but
ton. Then one p art of the doubled
thread won't work harmoniously withi the
other part. One part draws through the
button's eye first and leaves the other
part behind. Then it gets hitched up,
and the embassador swears. Or the
needle breaks. And then he swears.
Ho may not swear audibly. But the re
cording angel knows what is going on
Inside of him, and debits him with every
item. He sews hard. fle has forgotten
all about the necessity for a thimble.
He jams his thumb downi on the needle's
head and it punctures his thumb or runs
under the nail. By and by lie sews the
button's eye full of thread. His big
needle won't pass through any more.
He must stop. He ends by winding the
thread as many times as it will go under
the button. And perhapshe leaves off
with two or three inches of thread stick
ing outside. A woman can, through
many outward indication., tell when a
man has been trying to sew on a but
ton. He doesn't know the shibboleth of
needle and thread, and it catches some
where every time. At last the button
is sewed on and he is nroud of his work.
It is said that there is a certain fixed
amount of cruely in every society, and
that the only difference is the form in
which It is expressed. Where people,
for example, who are kind to saniraals,
are frequently unkind, or at least not
sympathetic, with those of their own
kind. Tho venerable Henry Bergh, of
New York, is charged with being willing
to sacrifice the health and comfort of his
own species to that of the quadrupeds he
champions, The philanthropist that
devotes his time to aleviating the wrongs
of mankind is often accused of neglecting
his family and ullowitig them to suffer,
while the oold, selfish, cross, grasping,
hard moneymaking man of the world,
is at home an affectionate husband and a
tender father. Whether this be true or
not, it is i a degree confirmed by the
apparent advan4oe in humianity already
mnade at Yale College. Thiere have
been& yars in the history of that instin
t1 when' Edhasing" was ~atcd
' n. bMt Jha be.m abandof 61ato.
rnsta ot IMr.f WarM. K vt' sn
beshaa .hoI *e bnti~ 4 ha,
ing rerd sgt ort.
whis "*death on rate," and the et
TEAT LW1LE cOAT.
.I Ms& 1. V. . .oovs.
There was a man, 'tis sad to tel,
Lived in dur famous city,
W'viua non'e that evier know him wen
0ould either love or pity.
He was no biner than a mouse
I do not strh the tnry
Heada tiny, old-time house,
wLU iedYth his alory.
He had a ooat this Hi e mn,4
1e At exactiy in i
No longer than a hal a 9
Nor wider than a mlnu *
Thread-bare and old and dirty blue,
Yet all who ventured near him
Ho'd aqueeze Into that coat-'tia true
TDI folks were taught to fear him.
It was the coat his father wore,
Yea, father's father's father
And yet he'd worry, tease and ore,
Annoy vex and bother
All that ha met aboUt thatcost
And its eternal fitness
For high and low of everr note
Who could Its vitewtess.
Now don't you wish he could hap seen
The follt of this passion,
And let his neighbors choose between
His and some other fashion t
A most res table jury--every one of
them a A50 eeholder-was impanelod
at Olonmel, Ireland to try a most im
portant question. buring the course of
the trial the learned Judge had to retire
for half an hour, promising to be back
on the expiration of that time. Th.
Judgo then retired, and so did the jurors.
In some time aster, one of the jurors re
turned, and stated in op en court, to an
astonished audience, that he had been
to a christening, drank the child's health
a speedy uprise to its mother, and that
her son might be a much better man
than its papa. This caused so much
surprise that those who heard it re
mained silent. He asked a learned coun
sel to give him the song called "The
Low-backed Car." At this request the
learned gentleman shook his head. The
uror then said, " You won't, won't you?
Then I'll do it myself;" and so he did
in excellent style, and concluded amid
the bravos of a crowded court. He then
made a speech on the duties of a pater
nal Government, and acquitted himself
with equal credit, and was vociferously
applaudcd. He then dAmandad that the
Judge should be sent for; and, this de
mand not being acceded to by the crier,
he stood up and called the learned Judge
to come into court, on a fine of ?50.
This he did three different times, and in
the usual way. He then declared that
as the Judge did not come he wouldn't
wait-he Phould go back to the christen
mng; and he accordiligly left the jury
box, and finally the court. In about
half an hour ho returned, and, not see
img the Judge on the bench, he com
menced sigmg "Rory O'More," after
which he stepped into the jury-box, re
suming his seat among lis fellows,
who appeared quite " glum" at his an
tie; but he, seeming not to mind the wry
faces of his brethren, began to hum a song.
He then tried what he could do at the
Kent bugle, and succeeded to admira
tion; but, just as lie had concluded a
splendid solo, the learned Judge made
his appearance at the corner of the
bench, where he stood listening, in mute.
astonishment, to the music of the
special juror, who was equally astound
ed when he heard the cry of " Hats off!
Bet leasetd to keep silence 1" In the
meantime something was said to the
Judge, who good-naturedly adjournied
the court for the further hearing of the
case until the following morning.
Perhaps good manners are not good
morals, though the time was when the
words morals and manners amounted to
pretty much the same thing.
When the New Testament was trans
lated into English, in 1611, it taught its
readers, and still teaches us, that "evil
communications corrupt'good manners."
And the reviaers of 1880 have left the
good manners to stand, changing only
communications into complany. So I
.have very high authiority for saying that
what I am driving at mn this I etter has
something to do with the basis of char
acter. A bad man may .have the hand
somest manners, the manners of a gen
tlemnan, and thereby the more thoroughly
fitted to work all manner of mischief
with greediness. He is a hypocrite in
the world, as one who merely pretends
to be a saint is a hypocrite in the
But the beginning, middle, and end of
good manners may be condensed into the
divinely given principle of preferring
others to ourselves ; denying self for
the happiness of another ; rendering to
everyone his due, as superior, inferior,
If mothers form the manners of the
children, they should feel the burden of
responsibility. They may permit the
monwaywardness of the child to go
uncheclied, while ho grows to be a pert,
saucy, forward, disagreeable, dreadful
boy, a terror to the neighborhood, and a
nuisance to everybody but his doting
mamma. She gives him a stick of candy
when a stick of something not so sweet
would do him more good. She coddles
him into a curse that by and by will
come upon her own head. Just as the
twig, etc. Blood is great, and blessed
are they who are well born. But moreI
than blood, better than pedigree, is cul
Train up a child in the way he sjhould
go. He will go in it then. Tench him
to respect those who are older than him
self ; to rise up before the aged. 3Eneas
was pious, because ho honored his
father. It is a long way toward godli
ness to obey one's parents. And happy
is the parent a~nd happy the child when
love is returned with love.
The Good Dish Humans Make.
The cit'tibals have long since decided
that in the delicacy of both flavor and
textuir, " long pig"' is far superior to
"shor[ pig," and when asked how he
hiked children Charles LamN said he
liked them " boiled." It is well known
that tigers and lions prefer human flesh
to all other, and will leave off eting cest
tie and sheep toc pull down a man. A
cnrious confirmation of this is the pref
erence which tigers allow to monkeys,
whicoh, according to Dgwin, are but a
below the human race. Tigers
lepadsare very fond ofth'
th sak of the dele 4~l
T e is a story, now generally re
ed as fabulous that a female named
Ia (others say bilberta or Aghes) Of
En lish desoent, bt born in Ingelheim,
or ains, Germany, fell In lqve with a
young Benedictine monk named Pelda,
and in order to be admitted Into the
Monastery of Fulda, where he was oslo
tered, assumed male attire. She after
ward went with him to Athens, where
he died while they were pursuing their
studies. Soon after this she went to
Rome, where her great learning brought
her into distinction, and from a success
ful career as a professor she was elected
by general consent of the college of
Cardinals to be the successor of Pope
Leo IV., who died A. D. 885. Others
say she was the immediate successor of
Pope Adrian II who died A. 'D. 872.
Her title was 9pe John VIII; a title
which in the Roman Notizie, or official
calendar of the Roman pontiffs, is as
cribed to a different person. It is further
related of this "female Pope " that she
administered the pontifical office with
great ability until her sex was discovered
by her giving birth to a male child dur
ing the excitement and fatigue of a pro
cession to the Lateran Palace, which was
quickly followed by her death, some
say puerpdral fever, while other narra
tives declare that she -was stoned t<
death.- Dr. Dollinger has written ar
elaborate analysis of the varions stories
in regard to this personage, going tc
show quite clearly that she was a medie
val fiction yet it cannot be denied the
belief in ie veritable existence of the
pontificate of Joan was general through
out the Catholic Church from thirteenth
to the fifteenth century, and was not
discredited under the Reformation, when
it was made use of by the Protestants
to scandalize the papacy. Dollinger
says she was first mentioned by Chron
icler Stephen do Bourbon, who took his
information, he thinks, from the chron
icle of the Dominican, Jean do Maily,
no copy of which is now known to be in
existence. He attributes the origin of
this scandal upon the infallibility of the
Poapacy to a grudge nourished againsi
the popes on account of the perscutioni
inflicted particularly by Pope Benedic
VIII. on the monksi of the Domican anO
Minorite orders. Certain it is that goo
Catholics at one time had such faith ii
the existence ofePope Joan, or John
that they placed in the Cathedral o
Sienna, along with those of the othe
popes, a bust. of the popess, with the in
sciption, "John VIII., a woman fron
England:" and this statuo held its plac
without serious objection on the part C
priests or people, until the beginning c
seventeenth century. The " Holy Ohair
is the chair used in the enthronement c
the'popes. The tradition that the for!
of this chair is due, in a certain particu
Jar, to the fraud said to have been poi
petratod by Joan, is now treated by lifi
torians as a vulgar flction.-Ohioap
Most people who see that 286,004
y'eung men are brought forward annu
ally for military service in France attaci
an exaggerated significance to this larg<
number. As a matter of fact, not one,
third of thorn go just now into the ranks
for five years' service. Out of every 10C
of these youths, seventeen servo only foi
a year or for six months, twenty-four are
exemp~ted for family or educational rea
sons, five or six are set aside for auxil
iary service because of minor bodily de
fects, nine extra small and weak make
are put back for twvo years, and twelve
are declared totally untit for service.
Thus we have the significant facot that
the large proportion of twenty-seven per
cent, of the young men of France are,
at the age of twenty, more or less phys..
ically 1mutted for military service. The
stad~dard of education may be judged
from the fact that one in every seven re
cruits can neither read nor wvrite. Ten
years ago the proportion of the illiterate
wvas about one in five, and fifty years ago
it was fifty per cent. As to hight--or
rather the want of it-thity-six per cent,
of the recruits are betweeni five feet and
half an inch (the minimum army hight)
and five feet four inches ; and the gen<
eral average is less than five feet flye
The Nose andl the Face.
A somewhat singular fact has been
observed with reference to the shape of
the nose, or rather the setting of it in
the face, so to speak. To be strictly
correct, from the artist's point of view,
the nose should be accurately in the
middle of the face, and at right angles
with a line from the p~upil of one eye to
that of the other. As a matter of fact,
it is rarely or never thus placed ; it is
almost invariably a little out of the
" square," and the fact of its being so is
often that 'which lends a peculiar
expression and piguancy to the face. A
medical writer pomnts out that there are
anatomical reasons why a slight devia
tion from the true central line may be
expected, an:1 that the nose which is
thus accurately straight between the two
eyes may after all be considered an
abnormal one ; the only absolutely true
and correct organ b~eing, in fact, that
which deviates a little to the right or
Left. ~Phrenolonicial Journat.
-A Cat's Angry Passions.
Mr. H. P. Buirkinroad, a merchant of
Wills Point, Texas, is the owner of an
>1d cat and young kittens, which he
keeps in his store on Fourth street.
3ome time ago a man drove up in front
>f the store and hitehed hia horses. The
kitten was playing in the street 'when it
went near one 6f the horses an rubbed
gainst its feet. The horse nloked the
atten, throwing it some distance on the
ground. This so angered the old oat
shat sheospaug upon the horse's back
;fri tfully tore Its skin with bei
sw. ohorse became so frightened
it this uziqzpeoted att cJ that hetried
to break loose. She then stopped until
bhe 1o beeatne quiet, then she. re.
Batc.This was repeatel
e ke a nagie felin
she sallol -
A uite a tale
tutTo j~itII Sho
a ,py and,
few seconds, sai
of tone and style gS sh
"well if I d
mistake and put it on u
A ooD old lady,
meeting and givigAffi
and confidence she el
If I was ready,
the arms of Beelebu
You mean Abraham 1"
a brother sitting neaw. -4
ham, then," was the r- pon-o;.
make any difference. ey're
"No, mr daughter," said a 1%w
matron, "I cannot consnt to your
keeping company with young
He had the insurance to cal
ageress, right tom
evening." Why, ma,
bad at all." "It Is 1
young man that it is
he assumed to insulate me,
pitched him over the banin e.
dear, ma, I wish you woul '
aphors so," and both womenU
the dictionary to substantiate th
"I'M SrAVMNG myself mo t
time now," said the youn man
as he adjusted his hea to e
of the chair. The barber zed
fully at the gash in the lefto 310k 4 -
the irregular Maltese cross i e
observed the finely exeOutbd oiig4 "
map of the Hell Gate;o t
the left side, hovered over th
ear that was held in iaoe 0Q!14
plaster, and pityingly soinnedt~~
collection of pimples and blotches oh4
ornamented the neck. ." YesI1tb
you are," he said musingly, as h.e tl
strapped his razor.
ON MONDAY of last week Fogghd4
a letter to the offlce boy, telling it
drop it into the mail. This was e.1 k
itho morning. In passing the
desk in the .af ternoon $og sawt1
letter. " I say, Johny, ~,al he, ahy
E time this week will do frthat letterot
i' know." Next dayFogg saw the lte
- still lying ontebysdesk. Fierce he
1 broke forth. He wanted to know what
inm the substantive that adjective letter
f was doing there. Why in. the substan.
f tive it hadn't been mailed ? "I didn't
'know you was in a hurry about it,", said
i tho boy, "you told me anytime this
a wveek wuddo.".
- Deaf and DmbfBarber.
A man dressed in a thin summer b
woolen suit and a dilapidated straw hat'
entered our sanctum.
" Sir," he said, "you see beforgou
a reminder of the summer's so 4o
speak. I am not from
neither am I dressed for e~a~h
comforts of atrip insearch& teNorth -
pole. Excuse me, no North pole for
me," and his teeth chattered, while a
quivor of icy chillines seemo4.to w
across his whole frame. 1
" Are you cold ?'' we asked. 'fso
walk up by the stove sind get a"
"No, sir, no I warm as thema 4
African who swings his juve e
the equatorial line. I am needy, bup
broke, sir. You see before you a
lator whose cart is keeled over
broken, with the horses on a run so
ahead a greased streak of lightnngcan
not overtake 'em. Four months sice
started a barber shop. Now, think,
I'll strike a new beat. So I just ~o
and hires four deaf anid duhmbon
artiste and then put ngtice tht
tomers coming to my shop wudhv
aciquiet shave by deaf and dumb bar--r
an oquestions asked. The thingt~o
on the start but when the cnomje
barbers pulled 'their slates and be~aa
writing out the usual questions, bow
me if I didn't dikoover thatlIwas aru
mned man. Yes, sir, barbers is barberb
and whn Iclsedmy ho busted up
myself it's no use. If dedmen could
be learned to handle the razor over
wan's face, the blamed thin wl1
haves piitual me lums asiting heir yin- '
tims the same old line of questions-.Ah,
thank yer, sir ; ta-ta. Wth this dime
i'll send a counter-irritant dowzwni
throat that'll knock the thinness out o
this summer suit and give mystomach
cleaner shave than any owercn.
And, as the shattered vasesrtrethe
perfume of the roses re ed-M
sanctum until an open window restorqd
the natural tone of the atmosphere...
Poland Becoming Oersuaise~
Journals of Prussian Poland Iuam
the rapidity with which the oouitr I
becomin (ermanized. Iaangae rp
erty and population are al flln
,the control of the domnumtingTetogj1
The Polish peasantry is im p Iga<
large proportion coming to the nta,
States, and German farmers and han0 '
craftsmen are being sent ti take
lace. This, ogther with the '
(*ran is the ofcial and judl~
~ig, is enough to orowd -t&b
vernacular. As to h
estates of the old Polish iobil
are fast being b~ought upy
capitalists. During 1881 nei
five thonsand acres of land
Polish owners to (Germaz -
In the past four -or er~
dred and thiy tondaun
that way. Poish pfti ie
vain to stem the tide.:
restoration of the old -~
gone out inte
stood at0* -l