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By D. F. BRADLLY & CO, PICKENS, S. C., TIURSDAY OCTOBER 4 1883.. VO
, TH RSD Y, CTOER ,183. OL,"XIII.N
G]NER AL NEWS.
Tun new cotton factory at Birmingham
wi 1 cover over four acres, oos" 5i0,000
and employ 500 operatives.
The 'number. oif patenrts4.wthleh?.fof
nonpayment of the final fees was 2,056;
the number of pate-ta expired was 7,471.
The recoipts from all sources was $1,
095,884; expenditures including printing
$577,628, surplus, $518,255. Increase in
the receipts over 1882, 8155,020
The ratt Coal and Coke Company, of
Alabamlay h a1 pg ut ,ton niinug ma
chiues and havo tlueml cutting coal in the
shaft. They will cut about 100 tons per
The number of caveats flied was 2,
588; the number of patents granted, in
eluding reissu' a and designs, 21,185; the
number of trade marks registered was
83 the number of labels registered was
618; total 22,68g.
ARKANsAs Democrat: There will he a
a considerable falling off it the cotton
crop, but the people can bear it much
better than they could have done Inst
year. They are more nearly out of debt
and so are bettor ;enabled to "live at
DURING the past year over a third of a
million of dollars was received in the
United States land office at Gainesville,
Fla., and nearly a half a million acres of
land warn V- ed of. There were also
I,o1. -d entrics, anl the num
her of cash entries was 2,181.
A IAn orchard in Thronas cunty,
Ga., wna sold five years ago fcr ,0C0. It
was next sold for $1,800, the $050 hav
ing been recovered fr<m cuttings in the
meantime. A month afterward $2,800
was offered for it, and now it could not
be bought for $25,100.
The rumber of applications awaiting
action on the part of the oflice, July 1,
1883, was 4,799, an increase of 28 per
cent. over 188". The Commissioner
says the business of the <.flice is steadily
and rappidly incre:'sing, but nemly two
and ), half Million dollars now stands to
the credit of the c fliee in tho Treasury.
A MAN by the name of Gallian. living
near Low (1ap, Purry county, N. C.
whbile quarrelling with a neiglbor a few
days ago, threw an ax at him, cuttinp
his clothing slightly and kilbng hlis own
child instantly. The ax !ctnmined in tin
child's hend ir sevcral minutes until
they got through fighting. Mrs. Ga;lllialn
the child's molher, :ecanme greatly ex-i
ted, and it is feared she will die,
Wi'mr the amount of cotton consumledl
by Southern mills last yer was only on(
seAenth of the entire cons1um1)tion inl th<c
Uuited States, the increased cons'imp
ti-n in the United -States was nearly 2l
per cent. of t' at for the whole ec untr)
thus showing that tho sotthlis pro,ret'cs
ing much more rapidly in cotton manl
ufacturing than the North.
,TACKsONvIrGLI(, Fr,A., is to have a pal
mnetto) factory. ThIe manehinery wil nill
be new, for the muest part recent invenrt
ions, and will consist of eighrt fibrrem mr
chines, six marchrines for preparing ther
lea' for me~ ttrasses, (etc., an inumenso pal
motto crusher, steam rlyers arndn other mrr
(-hinuery for manufacturinrgpalmetto pull
arnd for converting lpine straw inte
fibre for the upholsters, for mattrasse.s,
The Commissioner of p)atents hanms tuhr
nit ted a reporrt of tire business~
of tire patenit eflico for thro fis
caul year ended June 30. Theli rep)ort
h<( us thart the number orf appllicaionrs
f r patents received was 32,845 the nium
bor of appllications for designr patenrts r'e
eeivred was 1,038; thre unuber of ap1.lica
ti mns for re-issue of patents received wr's
247. thle number ot alpplicationms for the
registration of trade-marks was 851; the
nuumboh rof aipplic'itions for tIre registra
tion of labels was 749; total 35,734, as
CHATTA NOOoA Times: Considerable ap
prehension isi expresscd lay the press of
tire State as well as thec prominent stock
raisers at the prevailanos~ of muirrain
among tire catlle in certain sections.
T1he disease has made its appearance in
many localities, and is not confined to
any one grand division of the State. To
4a Inr:te extent thre cattle raisers of the
State have (discarded tire old thorough
b)red scrib stock anid have expendied
considlerable wealth and time ini imp)rov
ing their herds. Consetinently an epi
demnie of this dread disease would be of
incalcunlable injury to thre State in a firan
cial point of view.
MACON Telegraph: ThIe Savanunahi
Trick farmers are investigating fruiteans
nimg establishments for tire brenefit of
their association. Thre true solution of
the trucrk quesOmtion liis inl tis (direction.
Last fSeason, experience, if it taugh t any..
thing, taurght that track is of too perish
able a nature to be~ shipped long distan
ces at owner's risk. Thre demand for
canned, fruits we are told, has never
been sully supplied, anid shiould thre sup
ply for; tire time exceed theo demrand
9 there is noa danger of ~a glutted market
Like cotton, canned fruit can I,e helti
for an activo market,
The F,ditor's TrIals.
Tire Palmyra (N. Y.) .Journal says:
Peop,le with a high ap~preemnt.ionr of th'reir'
beloved dead will pay tihe undertakler
well for the cfliin atndl urs of his hrear.;e
A ~ they wiii pay the sexton for digging tihe
grave, arid generally the minrister for
preaching tIhe 'ermon--and then they
will come to tihe editor withI a long piree'
rehrearsinig the many virtues of the de-.
eased, which they exp,ect to hrave pirn.
lished free. This is whiat they call
t.he titnuess of thriags. We find it aibso.
,-uIrely impossible to make some people
hr heve it costs money to publish a pa
-ver, even~ a contr" iournal.
CArrun*D IT.-lrn a California cemc.
te ry a large miu nnmenrt stood ever tire
grave of a mnrs whorse relatim es wvere
dead. A womnr blly had it rermoved
to lher own lot plaaed~ otf its inscription,
and had it lettered again to suit tihe mnor
tuary reniiressete of bor family,
woman. --un, auanna i non ti ue nara on
us; it is all the devil's doings; he timpted
us. Oh 1 oh 1 oh 1"
"Whislht, now, and spake sinse," said
Patrick, roughly. "Is it melted ?"
"It is not.
"Oan you lay your hands on it ?"
"We can, every stivor of it. We in
tinded to put it back."
"That's lie," said Patrick, firmly,
but not in the least reproaohfully, "Now
look at me, the *hole clan of ye, male
and faymale. Which would you rather
do-help me find the gimoracks, every
article of 'em, or be lagged and scragged
and stretched on a gibbet and such like
iligant divai sions ?"
They snatched eagerly at the plank of
safety held out to them, and from that
minute acted under Mr. O'Iafforty's
"Fetch me another pint," was his first
"Ay, a dozen, if ye'll do us the honor
to drink it."
"To the divil wid your blarney 1 Now
tell the master I'm at his sarvice."
"Oh, murder I what will become of us?
Would you tell him, after all ?"
"Ye omadhaun, can't ye listen at the
dure and hear what I tell him ?"
Wi'h this understanding Squire Orms
by was ushered in, all expectation.
"Yer honor," said Patrick, " I think
the power is laving me. I am only able
to see the half of it. Now, if you plaze,
would you like to catch the thieves and
lose the silver, or to find the silver and
not find the thieves?"
"Why, the silver, to be sure."
"Then you and my lady must go to
mass to-morrow morning, and when you
come back we will look for the silver,
and maybe, if we find it, your honor will
give me that little bit of a lease I've been
Wanting so long."
"One thing at a time, Pat; you l)aven't
found the silver yet."
At nine o'clock next morning Mr. and
Mrs. Ormsby returned from mass, and
found O'RafTerty waiting for them at
their door. He ]had a long walking-stick
with a shining knob, and informed them,
very solemnly, that the priest had sprini
kled it for him with holy water.
Thus armed, he commenced the search.
Ile penerated into out,houses, and ap
plied his stick to chimneys and f igots
and cold ovens, and all possible places.
Then he proceeded to the stable-yaa,
and searched every corner; then intc
the shrubbery; then into the tool-lhor -e. I
No luck. Then on to the lawn. By
this time there where about thirty at his
Disgusted at this fruitless search, Pat
rick apostrophized his stick:
"Bad cess to you, y'are only good
to burn. Ye knpo turning away from
every place; but ye don't turn to any
anything whatever. Stop a bit I Oh,
boly Moses ! what is this ?"
As he spoke, the stick seemed to rise
and point like a gun. Patrick marched
in the d'rection indicated, and after a
while seemed to be forced by the stick
into a run. He began to shout excited
ly, and they all ran after him. He ran
full tilt against a dismounted water bar
rel, and the end of the stick struck it
with such impetus that it knocked the
barrel over, then flew out of Patrick's
hand to the right, who himself made a
spring the other way, and stood glaring
with all the rest at the glittering objects
that strewed the lawn, neither more ncr
less than the missing plate.
Shouts and screams of delight. Every
body shaking hands with Patrick, who,
being a consummate actor, seemed daz
zled and mystified, as one who had suc
ceeded far beyond his expectations.
To make a long story short, they all
settled in their minds that the thieves
had been alarmed, and hidden the plte
for a time, intending to return and fetch
Mr. Ormsby took the seer into his
study, and gave him a pice of paper
stating,that for a great service rendered
to him by Mr. Patrick O'Rlafferty lie
had, in the name of him and his, prom
ised him undisturbed possession of the
farm so long as he or his should farm
it themselves, and pay the present rent.
Pat's modesty vanished at the Squire's
gate; he bragged up and down the vil
lage, and henceforth nobody disputed
his seership in those parts.
A neighbor's estate, mortgaged up tc
the eyes, was sold under- the hammer,
and iSir Henry Steele bought it, and laid
some of it dowvn in grass. He was a
breeder of stock. He marked out a
park wvall, and did not ineludle a certain
little orchard and a triangular plot.
Patrick 0' Rafferty ob)served, and ap
plied for them. Sir Henry, who did
his own businiess, received the apl)'i
cation, noted~ it down, and asked him
for a good reference. Ho gave Squir(e
"I will make inquiries," said Sir
Henry. "Good morning."
lie knew Ormaby in London, and
wvhen he became his neighbor the Irish
gentleman was all hospitality. One day
Sir Henry told him of O'Rafferty's ap
plication, and aked ab)out him.
"Oh," said Ormsby, "that is our
"Your what ?"
"Our wise man, our diviner of se
crets; and some wonderful things lie hn
lie then related the loss of his plate,
and its supernatural recovery.
Then Sir Henry said that he would
putt these p,retentsionts to the test.
At his re'tuest Patrick was infornmed
that neoxt L'Thursday, at one o'clock, if he
chose to stumit to a fair test of his
divining powers, the parcel of land lie
had asked for should be let him on easy
Patrick assented jauntily. But in his
secret soul he felt, itteasy.
However, lie came up to the hcratch
like a mani. After all, Ito had nothiing
to lose this time, antd Ito vowedl to sub
mit to no test thtat was not p)recedled by
a good dinner, lie was nahtered ttnto
Sir Henry Steele's study, ando there he
found that gentleman and Mr. Ormsb;y.
One cotmfort, there was a cloth laidl, and
cerfain silver odishes on the hobs and in
"Well, Mr. O'Raff'erty," said his host,
"I believo you like a good dinner?"
"Trhrne for you, sor'," said Pat.
"Well, then, we can combine bnsinese
with pleasure ; you shall have a good
'jLomr lie to y'our honor I'"
"I cooked it for you myself."
"God bless your honor for your eon.
"You are to eat the dinner first, and
then just tell me what the moat is, and
the parcel of land is yours on easy
Patrick's confidence rose. "Sure,
thu, it is a fair bargain," said he.
The dishes were uncovered. There
were vegetables cooked most deliciously;
the meat was a chef-d'cuvre; a sort of
rich ragout done to a turn, and so fra
grant that the very odor made the mouth
Patrick seated himself, and helped
himself, and took a mouthful; that
mouthful had a double effect. He real
ized in One and the same moment that
this was a more heavenly compound than
he had;ever expected to tastoupon earth,
and that he could not and never should
divine whac bird or beast he was eating.
ie looked fu' the bones; there were
n-me. He yielded himself to desperate
enjoymnent. When he had nearly cleaned
the plato he said that even the best.
cooked meat was none the worse for a
qaart of good ale to wash it d'own.
Sir Henry Steele rang a bell and or
lered a quart of ale.
Patrick enjoyed this too, and did not
hurry; he felt it was his last dinner in
that house, as well as his first.
The gentlemen watched him and gave
him time. But at last Orbisby said,
Now Patrick, whilst he sipped, had
been asking himself what line he had
better take; and he had come to a con
elusion creditable to that sagacity and
knowledge of human nature he really
possessed and underrated accordingly.
Ho would compliment the gentlemen on
their superior wisdom, and own he could
not throw dust in such eyes as theirs;
ihen lie would beg them not to make hic
humble neighbors as wise as they were
but let him still pass for a wise man in
to parish, whilst they laughed in their
superior sleeves. To carry out this he
impregnated his brazen features with a
world of comic humiihty.
"And," said le, in cajoling accents,
'al, your honors, the old fox made
many a turn, but the doga were too
many for him atlast.."
What more of self-depreciation and ca
jolery he would have added is not known,
for Sir Henry Steele broke in loudly,
"Good heavens ! WTell, he is an extra.
ordinary man. It was an old dog-fox I
cooked for him."
"Didn't I tell you ?" cried Ormsby.
delighted at the success of his country.
"Well, sir," said Sir Henry, whose
emotions seldom lasted long, "a bargain's
a bargain. I ift you the orehard and
field for-let nie see-you must bring me
:a stoat, a weasel, and a polecat every
year. I mean to get up the game."
Mr. O'Rafferty first stared stunidly,
then winked cunningly, then b. n'lly
absorbed ]audation and land; then
retired invoking solemn blessings;
ien, being outside. executed a fan
;cango, and went home on wings; from
that hour the village could not haold
im. His speech was of accumulating
farms on peppercorn rents, till a slice of
of the country should be his. To hear
him, lie could see through a deal board.
and luck was his monopoly. He began
to be envied, and was ot, the way to be
Iated, when, confiding in his star, he
narried Norah Blake, a beautiful girl,
b,ut a most notorious vixen.
Then the uilucky ones forgave him a
-reat deal ; for sure wouldn't Norah re
'engo them? Alas ! the traitress fell in
ove with her husband after marriage,
md let him mold her into a sort of
Thais was the climax, So Paddy Luck
~isO~ nummbered among the lasting in
~titutionas of old Ireland (if any).
May lie live till the skirts of his coat
Ikaock his brainus out, and himt daninag
an Trishi fling to "'the wind that shakes
th la Uarley !"-larper's Magazine.
Fighting General Crook.
George Crook entered West Point in
1848, so that he is, I judlge, about fifty.
one .years old. He was put out in CJali
fornia na soon as he graduated, and served
at once against the Inadians whom lie
has nowk known for thirty years. lie
was wounded with an arrow twventy-five
years ago. Thae reblalhion called him
awvay from eight years of Indian encoua
ters to the contest of civilized forces, and
he began in West Virginia, was wrounded
there, was p)romnoted for gallant services
at Antictiam, then served ini thac Western
armies at the headl of a division of
cavalry, wvas at Chaienauga, broke npr
the guerillas, wvent on several raids,
served unader Sheridan and wvas takena
prisoner b)y his subsequeant barother-in
law most inhospitably at Cunberlanad,
but very soon rolease<i. lie was in all
Sheridan's great ba ttles, c'ommamndedl all
thae cavalry of the Aramy of thme l'otomae
for a whaile, and was ina thme big puIrhlIit
to Appomaittox. At thae (e1ose of the war
lhe was a Lieutenant-Colonel, and from
that time to this las been thme eagle of
Whaen I saw haim last hao was a long,
lean naan, loosely put toget her, w.'thI
rather a shy, straange faice, as if hae haad
partly turnedl ianto an Indiana. lie is an
Ohio boy. Anaythlinag wild seenms tama
to Crook. Hie wvants nao frienids, and can
do witha very little family. D aauig thle
wa'ar lhe became much intere'sted ini Muary
IDailey, a, young lady of good1 family,
1ivinig in Western Mauryhanad, binut from
Vuirginuia people livinag about Moo)refie'ld.
hier people1 symphathiizedl withm the South,
iad she had a b)rothaer a maembeor of Me
Neill's semil-gue-rilla band. T1hais young
seapegraco, finding that General Crook
mnd General Kelly stopped at his father's
hotel in Cummbe.rlanad-- thle former paying
ittention to his sister--slipped into thait
hotel and captaured the two genierals ima
the midst of their troops, forced themn
mt of their lines at~ the point of the
istol and took them to Richmond.
Urook -as soon reOlenac, probably
through chuo intereession of his captor.
I[e afterward nmarried Miss Dailey, and
lbo las been iath him in a good rmany
.t range places in the Wesmt. H is young
e.'.ptor afterwiard bnecame a sutler at his
ienmp, not wvholly to Crook's liking, for
he, watS very senasit ire' about connact ing
his reuuitation with~ commeial schemaes
SUNDA Y EVE AT SEA.
Sitting alone at the Sunset hour,
With my good ship moored in a foreign
Comes a hallowed thought with memories
Of the loved ones far away.
Faces familiar upon me smile,
While my heart with the sweet remembrance
And I seem to hear the musie clear
Of jubilant marriage bells.
Of marriage bells on a Sabbath day,
In a beautiful village by the sea,
When the world was bright, all filled witb
For my own Annie and me.
A score of years have passed since then,
And I've anchored my ship in many a bay,
But my loved ones, dear, ever seem more
The farther I sail away.
Moments there are when I may forget
To think of one spot o'er the sea afar,
Of the joy and lightof a home made-bright
By luve, where my treasures are;
But whenever the Eunday evening comes,
And the waves are fierce and the night is
Like angels of love, as if sent from above,
My loved ones seem hovering near.
I behold them, then, my treasures dear,
As at this moment they come to me;
For sail whore I will their images still
My companions are at sea.
The Irish Seer.
Squire Ormbsy's pantry was broken
nto and robbed of a fargo amount of
alnable plates. Mr. Ormsby distrusted
he police and publicity in thee cases,
and his wife prevailed on him to send for
Patrick O'Rafferty, the village seer.
That worthy came, and heard the
,tory. io looked at the lady and gen
tieman, and his self-deception began to
ooze out of him. To humbug his hum.
b lo neighbors was not dillicult nor dan
gerous, but to deceive and undeceive
aind disappoint his landlord was quite
lie put ou humility, and said this was
a matter beyond him entirely. Then the
Squire was angry, and said bitterly,
"No doubt he would rather oblige his
neighbors, or a shopkeeper who was a
tranger to him, than the man whose
land had fed him and his for fifty years."
lie was proceeding in the same strain
when poor Pat, with that dismal whine
the merry soul was suljcet to' occasion
Ally, implored him not to murder him
intirely with hard words; he would do
"No man can do more," said Mr.
Ormsby. "Now, how will you proceed ?
Can we render you any assistance?"
Patrick said, humbly, and in a down
eas5t way, he would like to see the place
where the thieves got in.
Ie was taken to the pantry window,
ad examined it inside and out, and all
t,he servants peeped at him.
"What next ?" asked the Squire.
Then Patrick inwardly resolved to get
:1 good dinner out of this business, how
ever humilating the end might be.
"Sorr," said he, "ye'll have to give me a
-oom all to myself, and a rump-steak and
onions; and after that your servants
must bring me .three pipes and three
plits of home-brewed ale. Brewers' al.
hasn't the same spiritual effect on a
When the first pipe and pint were to
go to him a discussion took place between
the magnates of the kitchen who should
take it up. At last the butler and the
housekeeper insisted on the footman tak
ing it. Accordingly lie did so.
Meantime Patrick sat in state digesting
the good food. HIe began to feel a physi
cal complacepey, and to defy the future;
he only regretted that lie had confined
his demand to one dinner and three pots.
To him in this frame of miind entered the
footman with pipe and pint of ale as
clear as Maderia.
Says Patrick, looking at the pipe,
"That's the first of 'em.'
The footman put tile things down
rather hurriedly anid vahlished(.
"Humph," said Pat to himself, "you
don't seem to care for my company."
He sipped and smoke, and his mind
Tiho footman went to the butler with
a scared face, and said, "I won't go neam
him again; lie said I was one."
"Nonsense I" said the butler :"I'll
take up the next."
Ho did so. Patrick gazed in his face,
took the pipe, and said1. sotto voce.
"This Is the second ;" then, very re
gretfully, "Only one more to come."
The butler wvent away much discom
posed, and told the housekeeper.
"I can't believe it," said she. " Any
wvay, Ill know the worst."
So ill due course she took up the third
pipe and pint, and wore propitiatory
''This is the Iast of 'em," said Patrick,
Polemnly, and looked at theA glass.
Th'ei housekeeper went down all ill n
flutter. " We are fou-nd out, we are
ruined," said she. "Thero is nothing to
he (lone no0w but-- Yen there is ; we
"uist buy him, or p)ut the comethier oin
himn befo;ro lbe sees the mauster."
. Patric-k wais half dlozing over his last
ijpoen h~le heardl a rustle and a com
motion, and Io I three culprits oii their
knees to him. WVithi that mnstinctive na
gacity which was hin 0on0 real gift-so he
unrderratedl it lie said, wvith a twinkling
"Och, thin, you've come to make a
chane bris,6 of it, tihe three Cihrischiin var
I nos and haythein graces that ye are. Ye
maty nave yourselves tile troule. Sure
Iknow all about it."
"We see you do. Y'are wiser than
Solomo~n," said the housekeeper. "'But
sutro ye wouldn't abuiso your1 wisdom to
ruini three ipoor buodies like us?''
'nl'Poor I" cried Patriek(. "Is it poor ye
clyourselves ? Ye ato and drink like
fhting cooks; y'are clothed in silk and
l)uih and broadcljoth, and your wages
ianI pocket money and pin-mone. Yet
o it h oob the man that feeds and
' Iutea true! iIt is trute I" cried the
"goe spake# like a nri.at, * d th
AN ENQA(ED SEAT.
The Trnvellx um P'roperly Itch eked. I'
It was a day when verybody was tired
and anxious to sit downl that a large
man, carrying a gripsack, boarded an 11
[astern railroad tra n, and after walk- l
ing through several crowded cars finally '
found the ono vacant sent. heatig .
himself, he placed his bag on the v
cushion at his side. Just as the train th
was atout to start another man entered '
and made the same journey In search of nl
a seat. As he stopped Inquiring before st'
the large man the latter said: w'
'This seat is engag ed, sir; a man just
stepped out, but il return in a mo- I
ment; he left his baggage here as a chim tit
to the seat."
"Well," said tho second traveler, a
f:-ankly. "I'm pretty tired, and if you ft
don't object I'll ait down here and hold al
his bag for him till ho returns." 0
And without further ceremony this he h
proceeded to do. Then the large man,
who wa.s boimd for Lynn, earnestly f
prayed within the inmost chambers of his a
little heart t l nt his companion, might
get off at Somerville, or Everett or Chel- a
sea-anywhere but Lyoa: or a station tl
heyond. And the tired man thanked
his stars for even a moment's rest, ex.
pecting every second to be ousted by O
the owner of the gripsack. O
The train moved out from the sta
tion. In vain (lid the large man try to
read the stranger's ticket to see what his
dest inat ion war. Smomerville was reached,
but the stranger sat gnietly in his place,
and the large man grew nervous. The
train stopped at Everett, and still the
stranger gazed peacefully ahead, never
budging, and the large man began to
perspire. Then camne Chelsea, but the
stranger still held fast to the bag and
ncver offered to stir. The agony of the
large man was simply frightful, bmt ie
saw he could do nothing tbut grinl anid
hear it, and get oe' of the fix as best he
(ouh1l. But the stranger had by this
time fully grasped the situation, and
though thankfin for the seat, de
termined to pinnisl the anaeoomodat -
ing pig for hti' selhislh d(eepbt ionC. Sc,
when Lynn was reached, tite large mani
put forth his hand for the bag, but tho
stranger drew back the same with an
expression of surprise, saying, "I beg '
your pardon, sir, but thhi is not your
''But it isn't yours," stammered tho
owner, b ishing.
"1'o be sure ; but I purpose to see it
retturned to the proper person. IIere,
conductor, here's a man who wants to '
run off with this baggago that doesn't
belong to him. 5omebody put it in the
seat to secure a place, and evidently got
left at Boston, for lie hasn't. claimed it,
and now this man wants to run away
with it," and he gave the conductor a
wink, and as that official knew the
stranger personally, he Inderstood the
wink, and promptly replied :
"The only thing to to is to return the
bag to Boston, and store it among the
utlelaimed b 1aggage."
"lht," expostulated the large man.
"Hold on thero," said the conductor,
showing a police badge, ''none of this.
What kind of a man was it who left the
And then the stranger and the con
ductor and one or two sympat.iuzing pas
sengers combined to confuse the large
man, and ho, hating to confess to his
piggishness, and knowing not what to
doe, precipitately fled amid the frowns
and sighs of the observers at his wieked
ness. But the stranger, with a happy
contented s,nile, had the bag returned to
Boston, where the large man had to
com0 next day, and identify it. The
moral of this true tale is obvious.--Bon
Borns ini Jail.
The birth of a girl baby in Ludlow
stteet Jail, says a New York paper, tIe
tirst child ever born within tIle waltls oh
the grim and ili-kept struietaure, recahlls
that pathetic chapter iu 0one of D.icns%
dtron1gest novels whtich tells tile story (II
thte birth of Amy Dorrit ill the Marshal-t
sea; From whlat we htave learned of the
interior of Ludlow street JTail and the m
life of its inmates, from the pulishaed
statemenit of prisoners and reports o1f
invest igating committees, we may almlost
itmagineo that fhe intciden1ts precedinig t he
first appearalnce ini this dismal and1( wickecd
world of the Child of the Marshalsen
were reproduced in the New York jail.
I'Te symipathty of the jailors was surelyi
not wanitinig, and1( thte fellow-prisoners oIf
tIhe happy (or aficited) parenlts were,
perhlap)s, as oflicious iln theoir dlesire to do
somethintg utsefinl, as thley wero certainly
as dirty and un11kempt as f th poor debCt
ora int the Marshalsea. it is nlot likely,i
htowever--as thte inhabitatnts of Luidlow
stteet JTail in this enlightened ago andil
this free country iniclude scarcely so ninnyc
varieties of htumant natuIre as ani English
debtors' prison sixty or seventy years (e
ago.-thiat no0 outsidie atid wasI necessary
in ushtering iinto life thle dau11ghter (of,
Mich ael Coletto. lIn the Marshtalsca 1 he y
doctor was alL hand, grimy and schbby ~
is all tIle otheor perisoncers, and called for 0:
the ociConLil from thee h il liards and rumil of 11
the "sniuiggery,'' wVheet lie bor e withI
himii a puntgenct oddor oif stahe alcoolI amlid
tobClol( fto po(isonl thei tirl whichh the ine
fan lt first lbreathedl. Uinlike Li tt le D or- I
rit, thle Coletto babey is not dlestinled to ni
growi tiy toi womIanehod Cbehinld thll)walls I
o f a. jail. HeIr parenl ts are inot deb tor, to
buiit are alcensed of counIiterfeit ing ; they ii
wiln soonC ha. remiioved for. t rial, acid if al
coniv(ited, thle pienlCty oCf theitr crimeC na
wvill neot be shared by~ ill' iiefanit, althoucgh a1
its consegnen('lcCe ave alrieaidy fal lein so iz
h eavily upjoin her'. It 1s no( crinme to hoC it
boirn ill a jil, but it is a terrilo afflic- c;
MMoLy. -lin Mexico r.o.y(everyonle 11
is smoker. Trheo C11O Ico l iidron who Ii
heave' (1one well int their st' dios aoc re- d1
wierded by b)eing allowed to smoke ea u
e'igar as fthey stand( or sit at thleir lessons, a
The sclihlaster is seldom withlout a
cigar ini his mouth. In1 fIe law courts
all persons commonly injoy their to w
baecco freely, and eve,n the aecused inl ai '
eirimineal trial is tnot dhenied thtia iindit- ni
'2nce10, but is allowed, if his cigarette goe si
"'it ini tile heat (If the ar'gument, to light s
it ngauin by borrow;ng thtat of the offlerg i
wh~o otanda at hii sian to mmua 1ia i.
WIT AND WISDUM.
AwrAtwo from food, it is said, will
rure rheumatism. If you have rhenma,
tizun go live in a boarding house.
THiRx is so much sand in the straw.
berries that are brought to market now
that they seem quite fit for the desert.
Loo is logic, and it does not follow
that Noah brewed beer in the ark be.
cause the kangaroo went on board with
"Yss,"Jaidtibo (ilded youth, "I hate
to make the sacifico, but I will. My
tailor must wait for his money and she
gets tke bouquets."
Tu City of Houston, Te'., offered to
pay Ingersoll more to Jecture one night
rm infidelity than it pays a single one of
its ministers for a year's work.
SPEAKING of the avocation of the heav.
enly bodies, there is no doubt but
that the sun is a tanner.-Oil C (y Der
"Wnn are these fOats called i' uoh
flats ?" " To distinguish them hom
America'. flats." "What are American
flats ?" "The people that live in French
Tits "gentle reader" is supposed to be
one that doesn't get on his ear and swear
whenever the newspaper man is lucky
enough to get a full-page advertismenti
"RSMnamsn who you are talkin to,
sir," said a father to his fractious .
"I am your father." "Well, who's
blame for that ?" asked young imperti
nonce ; "It ain't me."
Tim meanest man we have heard of
,his season is the fellow who telegraphed
his sympathy to a friend who had just
lost everything in speculation, and made
him pay for the message.
COMMIunoAr, traveler-"My name in
Muller. I am agent for Schultze in
Berlin." Merchant-"Selhultze, in Ber.
lin ? In that case I must beg you to
shut the door from the outside."
IT is a very small village indeed that
doesn't contain a billiard champion of
the United States. There are more bil
liard champions in this country to-day
than there are billiard tables by a long
A REno baby was born in Georgia
recently which weighed only a pound
and a quarter, and a ''literary feller."
hearing of the circumstance, remarked
that it was funny how anything so dark
could be so light.
Ti other day a Paris lady abruptly
entered her kitchen, and she saw the
cook skimming the soup with a silver
spoon. She said to her, "Francoise, I
expressly forbade you to use silver in
the kitchen." "But, madam, the spoon
O<n contemporaries are now making
the time-honored saying: ''What is so
rare u': a day in Jiune." There is some
thing far more rare, and that is an ad.
vertiser who does not want his notice at
the top of tlo column and next to the
"Tim last link is broken," the fellow
said when he kissed his girl good-by for
ever at her request, because her parents
wished a dissolution. A few days later,
Ie received a note saying "Dear George:
Thero are plenty more links; come and
Em-Tr to city merebant: "Colonel,
['dl Eke very much for you to advertise
withI me. Suppose you put in a small
card for six months ? Shan't cost you
much.'' "I don't believe it would help
me." "That's not the qiteBtion. I want
it to help me."
A soANDAn, or quarrel, or murder, in
often explained by the statement thmat
'"there is a woman at the bottom of it"
as the man said wvhen his wife fell into
the well. There is generally a woman
at the bottom of everything; but the Cap
itol at Washington is a notable excep
tion. There is a woman at the top of
AN INSUIItECTIION SUIIl)UED).
A liackrard unlal na p4ee,n fromi a iMetnt
[From the Dietroit Free Press.l
One of the traces of the street-car
horse broke, delying the car seven or
eight minutes. Afar off to the right
one0 could see into the back yard of a
house, andl directly the passengers sn
the car were gazing that way at a p)aato
mime. A man on the car took it upuon
himself to explain what was occurrmng.
"'A woman and her husbuand appear~
at the back door. Shme is exited-ho
is the picture of calmness.''
It was so. She waved her arms and
gest iculated-the man seemed to whistle.
"'Now she leads him to a bedstead she
has been scalding,'' continued the pas
senger. "She is probably saying that
she will smash it wvith an ax, and he is
p)robably replying that she'll have to
sleep on the floor if she does. If I had
time I'd advise her to use kerosene oil
in the crevices, b)ut I hasnoi't."
The woman then led tho man to a
c'arp)et hanuging on1 the fence and waved
her arms some more.
"She's telling him to puli oft' his coat
and b)eat it,'' explhained the passenger,
"and he r'eplies that he'll see the old
thing burned first. No true wife will
qver ask her hausband to have anything
fdo with a carp)et."
Th'le two suddenly disappear into the
house, andl the interpreter remarked:
"'11o1d on-this isn't the end i IShe's
takeni him in to show where she wants
the kitchen stove movedl to. Thore
they come, and she is mnadder'nm ever."
TIhe actors reappeared andl stood in
the attitude of enemies about to begin a
"She's Baying that she rues the day
she ever sat eyes on him," wvhisperedl
"'She's calling him a loafer and a
drunkard1, and he's telling her to set the
chimney afire and let the firemen do
her house cleaning. Whoa, fhere ! She's
flying oflf the handle I T1here' 1 she's
hit hum with a bedsteadl slat ! ife staug
gers, b)ut recovers and tries to grasp' her!i
She whacks him again, anud no0wh
turns to flee. IHe reaches thme fence,
buti she reaches hini!
Some of the passenmgers5 r'an out upon01
thi platform to get a clear view, but the
I nte'rpreter elimbed to tihe roof and con
''She hats got him down on an ash
heap~i I She's a~ telling him that he has
reaceed tho end( of his rope and has
goEt to ent h,ait or fish, lie struggles I
shte chokes him and jamas his head in to
he asiws I Now he is quiet. Now she
lots him upl. Now he is walking toward
thle carpet with a stick. Ladies andl
gentlemen, the great moral exhibition1
is over, andl virtue and perseverance
have won another glorious triumph I"
"THExRE is no telling what a news.
paper reporter is going to say next," re..
marks an exchange. And nobody feel.
this fact more painfuml), th'gl ()I it
WALT W IICT1AN ON AMEIRICA.
is (7ood (Eray Poes's View of "nr Pope.
1111ton am,d our PFsture.
Walt Whitman sent the following
ter to the mnnagers of the tertio.
Ileunial celebration in Santa Fo, Now
)nAn Srns: Your kind invitation to
4it you and deliver a poem for the
ic(' hundred and thirty-third anniver
ry of founding Santa 'Fe has reached
e so late that I have to decline, with
eere regrei. .But I will say a few
)rds off hand,
We Americana have ret to really
rn our own antecelents and sort
em, to unify them. They will he
undt ampler than has been supposed,
id in widely different sources. Thus
r, impressed by New England writers
ad schoolmasters, we tacitly abandon
irselves to the notion that our United
tates have been fashioned friii the
itish Islands only, and essentially
trm a second England only-which is
very great mistake. Many leading
aits of our future national personality,
id some of the best ones, will certainly
rove to have originated from other
n British stock. As it is, British
d Germans, valuable as they aro in
to concrete, already threaten excess.
r rather, I should say, they have
:rtainly reached that excess. To
ty something outside of them and
counterbalance thom is seriously
h'ie seething materialistie and busi
-ss vortices of the United States, in
air present" devouring relations, con
u4ling and be'.ittling everything else,
v', in my opinion, but a vast and in
sp,edsablo stage in the New World's
-velopment and are certainly to be fol
wed by something ontircly different,
least 1 by immense modifications. Char
-ter, literature, a society worthy the
ie, are yet to be establishled, through
nationality of noblest spiritual, heroic
id democratic attributes-not one of
lieh at present definitely exists-en
rely different from the past, thought
n(rringly founded on it and to justify
To that eoinpositct Amerieaen i;ieitity
the finture Spanish carater willsup
ly some of the most needed parta. No
ok r.hows a grander historic retro
iect-grander in religiousness and loy
ty, or for patriotism, courage, decorum,
ravity, and honr. It is time to dismiss
It: rly the illusion-conpound, half raw
end-and-loodly-bonles and hallf Mys
'ries-of-Udolpho, inherited from the
nglish writers of the past. 200 years.
is time to realize-for it. is certainly
'te--that there will not be found anty
tore cruelty, tyranny, superstit ion, etc.
i the resume of past Spanish history
tla in the corresponding resume of An
lo-Norman history. Nay, I think
lere will not be found so much.
Then another point., relating to Amer
,an ethnology, past and to conic, I will
are touch upon at a venture. As to
ur aboriginal or Indian population
Iie Aztec in the South and many a tribe
a the North and West-I know it seems
b he agreed that they must gradually
windle as time rolls on, and in a few
enerations more leave only the rem
aiseence, a blank. But I am not at
il clear about that. As America,
rom its many far-back sources and cur
ent supplies, deovelopes, adapts, en
wines, faithfully identifies its own, are
im to see it cheerfully accepting and
sing all the contributions of foreign
nnds from the whole outside globe, and
hen rejecting the only ones distinctive
v its own-the autochthonic ones ?
As to the Spanish stock of our South
vest, it is certain to me that we do not
egin to apreciate the splendor and
terling value of its race element. Who
naows but that element, like the course of
omie subaterranean river, dipping invis
bIly for a hundred or two) years, is tnow
o enierge in broadest flow and perma
ett action ?
If I might assume to do so, I would
ike to send you the most cordial,
teartfel t conigratutlations of your Amer
can fellow couintrymeun here. You have
nere frienids itn the Northern and Atlana
ic regions thatn you suppose, and they
Ltre deeply interested in tho development
if the great Southiwestern initerior, and
it what your festival would arouse to
mbtlic attention. Very respectfully, etc.,
Look Out for thle Plc Crust,
The Chicago Tr'i/>unc says a reporter
or that paper met D)r. T1. 1). WiTlliams
:ately and asked hinm about the possi
ilities of adulteratinag hard.
'Oh, it can he~ aduilter'atedl with water.
tlissouri clay, tallow anal other thiungs."
"'have you evetr raai across iaulteratted
'Yes. I e'xatmtined quite a tnmber (of
amle(s. 1 foaand ten or twelve p' a
entt, of water when thecre should hav'e
(een only two,j p 'e en. That quatuity
anl 1b0 piut int withtouat detecitin; tad
atter sa'teeme to lbo the great adutltera
ott whaen I was inavestigatiang thte stub
'et,. I refer to stearni-rendered lard.
aIter1 is introdlucedl by the condt(ensation
steam comning in conttact with the
''What do you know aboutt Missouri
"I ntevear founad anay of it in lard; but
beard thtat one veryv promtaintent renderer
Chicago rececivedt 210 barels of it and
sawv a samtple. It. is senat an n adul
rat, and( is utsed ntot only in lard but
tatost eiverythinig else, where terra
ha (could( not cut anty figitre. IL lhao
> texturte, and has a grantulated appear.
tce utnder the mticroscope whoen pulver
edl for thte market, it is a better adul.
rant tIhan the white earth for lard, bet
ause terra alba would be precipitated
thils climato, atnd 1)e founad at the bot,
>mt of theo p)ackage. TIhae clay is not so
snse, thtough qtmte heavy, and could be
sed ":ith success to the extenat of tent or
fteent per cetnt. Ita p)resence can lie
e'tecte~d with thte micro.cope. Ily thte
so of water attd the clay, lard can hia
lul terated twenty-five poir cauot."
MAnY Tuir', of Abaingdon Mi's.,
atted to he a meat, so shte wore trows
mu for saeven yetars. Thena, asa a nattn
I conaasequece,, shte stole a horse. Youi
'e, girl.*, whtat l)r. Walker and Lucr
tonte will lead youa to. You stick t o
tm Jerseys anad 'let us haave the prevail