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A HUSBAND'S WAIL.
Dear Genevieve, you were so sweet
"When first you gave your hand to mo.
So charming, love: from head to feet
You were a perfect symphony.
The pretty bang upon your brow.
The dainty ribbons that yoa wore
I shut nyyci jjiii soo them now;
Thu3 memory doth the past restore.
To sec s maiden half so fair
Gee Weary miles wouldhave. to go;
You were so neat. aadiaTyonr nalrS
you usea to nave a josqaeminot;
I kc you tripping down the lane
with pretty slippered feet again:
Yon used to come in shine or rain
My wile, you:wcrq.my sweetheart then ,
The collar that you wore was clean
Fresh from the iron, I should guess;
YoUjCaiae to me with smiling mien,
A "vision rare of loveliness.
To-day around the house you go;
Your slippers down at heel appear;
Your hair has not a Jacqueminot
I think it needs a comb,.my dear."
- i - i j H l ,
Your collar" soiled; the ribbons gone
"Which at your throat you used to wear;
Yoa Ir.ve r.o smile for me, my own - .
Your wrapper sadly needs repair.
Uow different, darling, you appear!
Is mine the fault? Unhappy fate!
I thinlc you've hocked your fish, my dear,
And have no further use for bait.
AN APEIL FOOL.
A Dramatic 'Story Good for
. .Seasons -of-tho ."Sear. -
In TbxeeTarta. A -
Mr. Napoleon BonapartBrown, an eccen"
trie elderly millionaire, has taken his nephew
Mr. Horace White (whom ho knows to bo
hopelessly in love with a Miss Jane Gray,
a bright j-oung American girl, assistant
tracherg)f "Italian in a fashionable young
ladies' seminary in ihis native city, New
York), andlhis niece,fMiss Winnie "White,
to Italy toTtudy art. ,Tho three are housed
in fine apartments in an old palace, tho one
room, usedias a studio containing easels,
tables, "chairs, a sofahassock, some un
finished pictures, studies, fragments jf
statuary in short all tho aesthetic furnish
ings usual to studios. When tho story opens
Miss Wirmic and Mr. Horace White are dis
covered sitting before their respective easels
in altogether different attitudes.
Winnie (casting a troubled glance towards
her brother) "Horace!"
Winnie "Doyouuso permanent blue or
Prussian blue with crimson lake when you
want to get the right purple for thisdrapcry J"
Horace "I don't use either. JHangitall,
Winnie, I'pigettidg desperado 1"
Winnie "Horace White, what ere you
talking about? Let me see your picture!"
Horace "O, it isn't thejiicturo but. see
it sea it do!" (Shows plain .white can
Winnio "Well, upon my "
Horace "Winnie White, if you were a
sister worth having you'd not sit thero
'ponning' your word, but help your poor,
unhappy brother out of his deep, his miscr
ulto affliction! Iwishallthe pigments, oil
an.l terpentine were "
Wicnioi-"Thero you go! Just because
you don't like to paint "
Horace "I do like to paint; it's a jolly lot
of fun when I'm inspired; but how can a
fellow Bead, Jdead, dead in love hopeUss love
sit up and paint purple drapery. Ugh l"
Horaco "What is it?"
Wrinnio7-"Did you tell uncle all about it?"
Horace "J5W I? Well, you'd have thought
so if you'd havo seen him!"
Winnie "What did ho say?"
Horace "He said: 'Young man, if you
dnreto think of such a thing you may say
goodby3 to 3'ourunclo, for I shall disinherit
you. Do your hear me? Disinherit you!
You're a fool an out and out fool' and,
Winme,'wllat U to become of me?"
Winnio "O, you'll live through it boys
always do J" .
Horaco-i'JBut you'i don't know tho half
Winnie "Which half?"
Horaco "She's hero here at this very
minute, in Rome!"
Winnio "Well, what of that?"
Horaco "That's only one-half the bettor
Wnio-'Jslherc a worse half, Horace!
Spcalc M H
Horace JJThereis and it is that I bade
her follow nie: for, Winnie, we are already
Winnio "Horace White! O, Horaca!
Horace "There, there, Winnie, don't take
on so! It was a bit sudden, I know; but I
wasdcsporate-andalso'of ago and so we
took a.walk and were married before we
mailed. She followed as I bade her, and, oh,
WinniOjjtve dejKsnd upon you to help us out
of our great difficulty say you will, Winnie,
Wianie4-"If I can, Horace. If I but there
comes mielo ho'U see we've been crying
let us fly for our livo3!" (Both leave the
(Mr. N. B. Brown enters the room, walks
up to the nearest easel and begins to exam
ine tho picture upon it critically.)
Brown"Capital! Capital! I'll make art
ists of -Wjlfybuhg people yet! Beautifully
done tofidajshadows exquisite refiect
lights inghSt'drapery ah, my little Winnie's
n talented girl-l talented girl! If her
brother bd only a quarter of her fondness
for art-iV-tberot The boy's a genius
without Sckmbti A capital thing for them
that I couM'fotch them to Italy to study art
Italy, tlia-Cradlo of the Beautiful! It is
my delight'4to.watch tho unfolding of their
differeatfStyleMne all tenderness, the
other alTboldnessl Let's see what the dear
boyhaiTioMthisinornlng! (He picks up
canvasfrofea where it has fallen.) Great
Scott If 'Kola tint on this Roman twill ! It's
that Jari&SGray Jane Gray that's exactlv
who 'UgjJane Gray and she has come
over-fSJpgrfcct her Italian' may the imp3
takofJer!'Now, I never saw tho young
womaB.'pSAjil tnever .will see the young
womastbjit I've had Jane Gray dinned into
raycafTiaatlirm sick of the sound of the
name! "Osho's a designing creature a
shrewd, crafty, diplomatic little wretch,
angling afterSha only male heir to the
great Brown 'estates. FU settle her and
she'll find tfiat coming over here to 'perfect
her Italian' won't go down with me! What's
("Winnie enters and greets her uncle affec
tionately.) - ".''
Winnie "Your own Winnif red good
morning. Uncle Nappy. And have you seen
my work, and are youpleased?"
Brown (frowning) "O, I'm delightedP'
Winnie-'What is it, Uncle Boney you
look angry J"6 3ii L
Brown. "Angfyl Well, can't I look angry
if I am angry? That brother of yours
Winnio "I foiw,it was Horace! Uncle
Party listen to me let's send him away to
Naiuoi-iQ .Milan to.Monte Carlo -
BrSWn "Winnifrcd White, are you in
sane?" T ' i .
Winnie "I thought only of offering a'
Brown "By Jove! Not a bad ideal Til
give him a pocket-full of gold and, let him
go he. won't be back very soori, ha ! hal"
'Winnie "So that's settled. .By the way,
Uncle Polcy, I forgot to tell youbf the beau
tiful modell engaged. You'll bs, in Kipiures
when you seo her such glorioWblg brown
eyes with' fringes an inch and a quarter long !
And soft, dark hair, as lustrous as silk, and
such a mouth! Theoldlavandaia the wash-
woman told meabontherandsho will fetch
her to-morrow morning but, 'sh! There
comes Horace I leave you to pronounce his
doom!" (Passing out as Horace enters, sho
whispers to her brother:) "Accept all your
uncle's propositions and trust in mol"
Brown (setting up tho bare canvas before
Horace) "WelL sir; I am ready to con
gratulate you upon your astonishing prog
ressupon the astounding headway you
have made! A little pale in to no, perhaps;
but so is vour Jane Gray. Jano Gray
pooh! If I could lock her up in a tower and-
then behead her whenever I felt in tho mood,
oh, KouUnHH Don't scowl at mo, young
man! I shall tempt you with gold, and if
that doesn't sorvo I'll disinherit you, mark
that, sir! Horace (goe3 over to table and
writes a check), there's enough to mako
Monte Carlo a paradise for an hour or two,
!a least; take it and clear out!"
Horace "Monte Carlo!"
''Brown "Yes, Monte Carlo. Go and gam
Horace "Uncle N. B., I can not stay
(aside) Winnie said I was to accept every
proposition he made and trust in her I
(Aloud) Uncle N. B., I wil'J"
Brown "I supposed you would. Have
Jenks pack up for you and wait a moment
here, Horace; I wish to see you again be
fore you go."
Horace "Very well, sir. (Exit Brown.)
What can my Uncle N. B. mean J What can
Winnio mean? What can it all mean?" (En
Winnie "It means that you arc going to
Monte Carlo yes J Well, sir, the Monte
Carlo to which vou are going lies le33 than
ono small quarter of a mile away!"
Horaca "C'Ae vo'ete dtre?" m
Winnio "Justwhatlsay. Listen! Look3
all about the room then whispers. Do you
know the road that leads across tho Tiber
over the Bridge of St. Angelo close by St.
Peters, where, only a stone's throw away,
dwells one who is perfecting her Italian?
Aha I knew my brilliant scheme would
please you and bless you, my children!"
Horace "O, Winnie, you're a brick a
regular kiln! But though it's awful nice
at present how will it avail "
Winnie "Why, by the time your money
is gone your wife will havo won the heart of
Uncle Boner," see?"
Horace "N no, not exactly."
Winnie "Well, it's all arranged between
us; and I shall hire her as a model sho will
como every day and pose for mo a real
Italian type she is, you know, and Undo
Leon, will, of course " f
Horace "O, Winnie, Winnie, if ever I
smashed your doll's head ihearly youth, it
was simply because I, your only fraternal
relative, did not then appreciate what it was
to have a sister!"
Winnio "There, dear boy, don't take it so
to heart! I broke your kites and lost your
skate-strap? fully as often as you murdered
my sawdust idols let's kiss and make upl"
TWO WBBK3 LATER.
(Mr. IT. B. Brown is discovered looking
out of the window. He suddenly starts and
comes hastily forward.)
Brown (calling) "Winnie ! Winnie ! She's
coming tha model's coming! Where t
that girl! Sho know3 1 can't speak Italian
worthafiddiestring, and yet she leaves me
to meet her alone! That model is tho love
liest being I over saw in my lifo such eyes !
(Opens his own widely.) Such teeth! (Grins
broadly.) Such lips! (Pouts.) If I wasn't
such an old-setled-in-life sort o' person I'd
goodness knovs what I wouldn't do ! A sort
o' sadness in tho eyes touches me has she
a sorrow? What can it be? I'll get Winnie
to find out, and if money can relieve her,
she shall be relieved. Old fool? Yes, I
know it; but I don't go crazy often! Some
folks would say I was crazy to send the boy
off to Mcnto Carlo but there was method
in my madness, yes, sir; method! Gone a
whole fortnight and not a word from the
scamp in all this time. Must be win
ning, or I'd heard, fast enough. Jans Gray's
not troubling him much nowadays, I'll bo
bound. Why, this lovely Italian'3 worth
forty Jane Grays! If he made her a niece
of mino I'd give 'cm my villa on the Hudson
and a" thousand shares in tho X. Y. Z. Cen
tral for a wedding present! By Jove!
Another idea! 111 telegraph him to come
home at once and I'll match her against
the Gray every time!'
(Mr. Brown sits down to fill out a tele
graph blank. As he writes, Jane Gray,
dressed as an Italian peasant girl steals softly
up behind him, peeps over his shoulder and
nods a smiling approbation of what she reads.
Suddenly she breathes softly in his ear.)
Jane "JJnon gioriw, Sijnor!"
Brown (starting to his foot) "O, Ow
good morning, dear, good morning!"
Jano liJ?a bellisimi tempo, xiynore!"
Brown "Bless my soul, you don't say so !
I wish Winnio would come sit down, seen
ereoaer, sit down (motioning and speaking
very loudly) sit down !"
Jane uAh at non v1 ho capito!"
Brown "Don't mention it? Saenoreoner?
Jane "Si SignoreT"
Brown "Do you not speak a little ju3t a
Jane "-4A, . tignore a leodle-a!"
Brown (delighted) "A leedle-a' why,
that'3 splendid, magnificent!"
Jane "JEYti me colmi, guitilezze."
Brown "Well, my dear; I don't know
anything about 'Ella' or "geatlo Lizzie.' "
Winnio (advancing) Sho says you aro
too kind, Uncle Nappy. Boon giorno, Gio
vannina come, Uncle Party, move away,
please: I want my model to get into place
quickly. Prenda una i-edia, Giovannina!"
Brown "Seems to me you're in an awful
hurry to make the poor thing sit with her
chin up in the air can't you let her rost a
bit before you begin?"
Winnie "Not an instant. Stia quifto,
Jane "i'on pronto."
Brown "What does sho say!"
Winnie "That she is ready, Uncle Polly;
isn't she a darling! Did you over see such
beautiful eyos like liquid seas of golden
Brown "Did you over hear of tolid seas.
But they are lovely, and it's a gloriously
good thing the child can't understand a
word you say; I'd be afraid to say such
things to her very face !"
Winnio "O, she don't mind it. Seo how
unconscious she looks !"
Brown "And how sad!"
Winnie "Sho does look sad. Sho told me
a little about her sorrow when you went off
to la galleria "
Brown "Speak English!"
Winnie "Very well, sir; the picture gal
lery. And now, ardate tria I mean, go
away, please, and Til try to find out the
rest of it. Possibly we may bo able to help
her the poor girl!"
Brown "Tho poor girl! All right, "Win
nie; I'm off to telegraph Horace to come
home; and, do you know, small woman, I've
a notion of turning match-maker I, your
uncle, -Napoleon Bonaparte Brown!"
Winnie "Uncle Boney, aren't you
ashamed of yourself! And there's Jane
Brown "Confound Jano Gray! I beg
your pardon, seenereener, did I frighten
you? Hang it all; tell her I'm a brute a
blarsted idiot any thing you choose I'm
Mr. Brown leaves the room hurriedly,
whereupon tho two young ladies arise from
their places beside the easel and begin an
Winnie '"There, he's gone! Jane, he's
your very own uncle, now, and you've capt
ured him beautifully! Why, he rare over
you; and all there's left to do is to make a
clean breast of it what do you say to a
bona fide American April fool in Italy?
Jane "O, "Winnie, dear, I'm so fearful!"
Winnie "Of -what ! Hasn't Uncle Nappy
gone to telegraph Horace to come home
from Monte Carlo just on your account!"
Jane "Yes, I know, dear; but Horace
(Enter Horace, who overhears Jane.)
Winnie Giovannina, sUte unr oco!,J
Horace "Of course she's a goose but
what about Horace, my charming peasant?"
Winnie "Horace 1"
Horace "Yes; it is Horace. Girls, this
game must end. Where has Uncle N. B. be
taken himself? I saw him leavo the housei
and so, like the sneak I have lately become
I ventured in."
Jano "Gone to telegraph you to como
home ha! ha!"
Winnie "And fall a victim to Giovannina
Hornet: "O, I'm victim enough, I assure
Winnie "Now, Jane, darling, come into
my room and lot's have a good old-fashioned
gossip Uncle Party will not return vory
soon come! Excuso us, Horace, and go
away that's a dear; Uncle Boney mustn't
find you here and in two days you may
arrive from Monte Carlo m'K you go?"
Horace "Grasie, Vatvtrtiro, mio caro a
rello! (Bows and kisses his hand to Winnie,
embraces his wife, and, at their departure,
takes up his hat and cane preparatory to
leaving tho house.) My lovely little wife
1'm'a.coward not to have acknowledged her
before; but Uncle N. B. would have been
Uncle N. G. if I'd have come out flat with
the facts. Now, the dear old man is in love
with her himself and may all the lucky
stars in my own particular heavenshino out
in one blaze of dazzling glory!"
(Same, two days later. Mr. N. B. Brown
is seated at table reading paper.)
Brown (tossing paper aside and consulting
watch) "The morning train leave3 at "
(Enter Horace briskly).
Horace "How do you do, Uncle N. B! I'm
glad to see you looking so well!"
Brown "Bless my soul, Horace, back
again ? I sent you a telegram "
Horaco "Which account3 for my sudden
appearance, sir. Well, here I am, and hero
at tho same time is All Fool's Day quito
Brown "That depends. Sit down sit
down, youngster; been enjoying yourself?"
Horaco "That's what I should callit,sir!"
Brown "Lose much, Horace?" t
Horace "No, sir. I have wonP'
Brown "Bless mo! I hope you are lucky
on tha win, my boy, for I've a finer prize
horo for you than yoa could find at Monte
Horaco "Is it something you'd like to
take homo to America with you, sir!"
Brown "Ha ! ha ! ha ! ha ! ha ! ha ! If you
win, ha! ha! as you gues, ha! ha! you're
pretty safe to capture the prize!"
Horace "Well, I shall try my be3t, sir,
and hope to be lucky for your sake!"
Brown "And J hope for your oicn. But
there ask me no questions. I seo you havo
a thousand ready; just come into tho lunch
room and havo a bite and sup."
Horaco "Questa coa pii da granplacere."
Brown "I don't know what you mean,
but you're all right; talk? like a nativo;
bless tho bov !" (Brown pats Horace on tho
back, as both leave the room.)
(Jennie and Winnio enter and take seats
near one of tho easels.)
Winnie "Now pose, Jennie, and look
dreadfully melancholy. Don't venture to
look toward Horace, or you will spoil it all."
Jano "It's going to be almost the death
of .mo I feol it I know it!"
Winnie "Courage, sweet sister-in-law I
hoar them coming! Hold up your chin and
ilxolo difelta cheuli trovo e cht senibrane troppo
(Enter Brown and Horace.)
Brown (smiling and rubbing his hands)
"Ha! ha! Here we are, Winnie. Got my
telegram and came right down. Obedient
boy! Kiss your sister, Horace, and let mo
introduco you to tha model seenereener,
this is my nephew, Mr. Horace White;
Horace, tho seenereener!"
(Horace and Jane bow solemnly to one an
other. Winnie'laughs behind her palette.)
Brown (drawing Horace to one side)
"Horaco, my boy, on the quiet, now, did you
ever soe such eyes!"
Brown "Or such a mouth?
Horace "Xo, sir!"
Brown "Orsuch a perfectchin, orthroat,
or sea shell of ears, or hands, or feet or "
Horaco "Novcr in all my life, uncle
N. B., never!"
Brown UI knew you'd say so I knew it!
none know her but, to love her, Where's
your miserable, wretched Jane Gray now?"
Horace "Eh ah that is a question I
should not care to answer just now."
Brown I should think not. indood! Off
with the old love, eh, my boy?"
(Winnie advanced to her uncle's side.)
Winnie "O. Uncle Boney, I asked her
about her sorrow and she told me all. Hor
ace, go and air your prettiest Italian to
yonder poor girl, while I tell the Bad story
to Undo Party."
(Winnio leads hor uncle to a sofa and mo
tions him to sit beside her. Horace sinks
upon a footstool at the feet of his wife and
begins to whisper earnestly to Jane, who
leans lovingly towards him.)
Brown "Told you all about it, did she,
Winnie! Lovely creature! Somehow my
heart yearns "
Winnie "All that I am hoping for is that
it will never ceaso to yearn ! Yes, sho told
me all all about it. It seems there was a
little love affair between herself and a young
fellow a bright, handsome boy who is kept
completely under tho thumb of a very
eccentric.old millionaire "
Brown "Tho old curmudgeon !"
Horaco "And who threatens all sorts of
dire vengeances if tho boy shall marry this
(waves her hand dramatically toward Jane)
sweet, sweet creature !"
Brown "Why, the old reprobate look,
Winnie, they aro in love already; she has
actually placed one pretty unconseious hand
upon tho young rascal's shoulder bravo !
bravo ! Go on, child. By the way, what are
the names of the3e people?"
Winnie "Tho girl's name? La Signorina
Giovannina Bigio. I, thought you knew."
Brown "To bo sure! To be sure! And
Winnie "i StgnornOrazio Bianco."
Brown " Eel Seener Orrazy Blanker.''
Well, and tho old miser's?"
Winnio "Ah! Ah! 11 Signor Bruno.'
Brown Humph! Bruno Bruno is he a
dog that ho must do this thing?"
Winnie "I should say that he was a sort
of a dog in the manger, shouldn't you, Uncle
Poley! WelL in spite of this rich man's op
position these two kept faithful to their
vows of love."
Brown "Quite the proper thing. I honor
'em for it."
Winnie "The old gentleman, hearing of
this, tried to part them."
Brown "The old scoundrel!"
Winnie "Ho bribed the poor boy with
gold sent him away, and tried his bo3t to
break the heart of that (waving hand again
towards Jane) entrancingly beautiful vis
ion! Wasn't ho a fiend incarnate, Uncle
Leon, a terrible tyrant, a malicious mon
ster!" Brown "That don't spell it, Winnie, that
don't begin to spell it! But look at 'em now,
girl the young scapegrace actually has one
arm around her bless my soul!"
Winnie (sternly to Jane and Horace)
"Bedate,Jlgli non casi preito!" (Horace and
Jane move a little apart.)
Horaco "CastagnU" (Winnie and Jane
Brown "What is that, Winnie!"
Winnie "Ho said 'chcstnnt3,' Uncle
Boney, but don't mind him he's in tho toils
Brown "Proceed with your interesting
narrative, my niece, and let the young peo
Winnie "There isn't much more to tell.
The poor boy was to be dragged away from
that (waves hand again) perfectly enchant
ing being's presence, and was told'that years
would elapse before he could return. On
the impulse of tho moment and the horse
cars the young couple went to the office of
a justice of the peace and were tnarrUdP'
Brown (bouncing from his position fch the
sofa and beginning to pace the floor, at
which all the, others arise) "So she's an
other'sanother'sand there's no hope no
slightest grain of hope for us !"
Winnie "Uncle Poley, what, under tho
existing, harrowing circumstances, would
you advise them to do!"
Brown "Do! Do! There's nothing left
to do but go to the old demon and beg his
(Horaoo and Jane, having advanced dur
ing Mr. Brown's last speech, now kneel be
side tho old gcntlemaa, each seizing ono of
his hands and speaking together.)
Horace I "Which wo do, Undo Napoleon
Jane f Bonaparte Brown!"
(Mr. Brown stares wildly from one to tho
other, turning his head from Jane to Horaco
and back again with each word ho utters.)
Brown "Uncle Napoleon Bonaparte
Brown ! What docs this mean!"
Horaca (in mock pathos ( "It means that
I am tho poor boy, Or--wi?wo-Anglicized,
Jane "And that I am Giovannia Bigio
translated, Jano Gray!"
Winnie "And you. dear Undo Nappy,
swoct Uncle Poley, darling Undo Leon,
charming Undo Boney, blessed Uncle Party,
are the cruel old tyrant 11 Signore Bruno
Americanized, Brown! You would never
consent to look upon tho face of Jane Gray,
and I knew ono sight of her would cause
your hard old heart to relent for. as you
yourself have said, 'None knew her but to
love her!' So wo compelled you to see her
and admire her and you are wildly in love
with her, aren't you J Children, ariso.and
greet your uncle !"
Brown "I give in it's all up with me,
children! Kiss me, Jane: embrace me,
Winnie; your hand, Horace I see it all
now ; and I'm nothing, after all, but a simple
old April Fool!" Eva Beit, in Dilroil Free
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months, the creeks and rivers commence
to swell, and the timber is floated down
to the larger streams, and from there it
is sent in rafts to the shippers near the
seacoast. Advances in the shape of
money, provisions, and tools are made
to the monteros b the shippers. Cedar
and mahogany are shipped to New
York, Havre. Liverpool and Hamburg
The cedar is now in New York. Pos
sibly it has lain two or three seasons
where it has boen cut on account of the
seasons not being rainy enough to float
it to tidewater. It is now in rough
logs, the only attempt at dressing done
being simply to remove tho bark and to
fashion it into a square shape. How it
is made into cigar-boxes is a process
that can be readily imagined.
First, tho log, if too long, is sawed off
to a required length. Then it is hauled
up an inclined plane to the mill. Here,
by means of an endless band and
veneer saws it is sawed into one-quarter
and threo-sixteenths inch lumber.
The cut timber is taken to the drying
room where it is placed in racks where
the circulation of the air is free and
subjected to hot steam until tho moist
ure of the wood is all dried out. The
lumber is then taken out of the drying
room and planed. The seasoning and
planing constitute tho most important
elements in a good cigar-box.
The timber U now finished, trimmed,
and the edges smoothed, and it is sawed
crosswise into the sides, bottoms and
tops of the cigar boxes. The selectors
now take hold of the cedar, and pick
out the best pieces for the front and the
worst for the back of the boxes. The
pieces are now ready to be put to
gether, but they must first receive what
ever printing and embossing the cigar
manufaturer may require. A cigar
box ordinarily needs iour or live im
pressions. Besides the brand, which
is stamped and printed on the top,
there are legends, such a3 "Conchas
Specials," "Favoritas" and similar dis
tinguishing words printed on the sides.
The district internal revenue number
of the. cigar factory using tho box and
the quantity is impressed, according to
law, on the bottom of the box.
The pieces are nailed into hooks first
that is, an end and side piece are put
together. The hooks are joined and
the box is ready for the top and bottom.
The latter is nailed on and a muslin
hinge is pasted on the former, which
secures it to the hox.
From the nailing-room the boxes are
taken to the pasting-room. Here girls
paste the edges, labels, etc, and the
box is stood aside to dry. The box is
now ready to receive cigars. Some
times fancy touches in the way of
varnishing and putting on fancy paper
are desired, but the ordinary cedar
cigar-box receives the treatment I have
described. When it is recollected that a
cigar-box fulfills its mission the moment
it receives its cigars, and must be de
stroyed, by law, as soon as it becomes
empty, the numbor of boxes used in
this country, with the progress of the
cigar industry and the law prescribing
them as the only packing for cigars, it
almost equals the number of hair-pins
manufactured. 2T. Y. Letter.
THE GRAND ARMY.
Union 3In Dependant on Ex-ltebela for
The history of the world has never
seen such an organization as that
known as the Grand Army of the Re
public After four years and a half of
the bloodiest war tho world ever 6aw,
the soldiers of the Union nnny deter
mined to organize themselves for so
cial and charitable purposoi,
It was. as a matter of course, that in
so grand a war, where 2,800.000 men
i i.,i n, ; i, !.,
had been enlisted in the armv, that
thousands and hundreds of thousands
of men who escaped with life from the
deadly bullet, or the even more deadly
camp disease, would be left wounded
and diseased. It was also certain that
mny of these soldiers, disabled by
wolfnds or disease, would suffer the
pangs of poverty. Having been vic
torious having saved the country for
which they fought, having unified the
Nation which others were attempting
to destroy, the Nation showed its grat
itude to these soldiers by providing
pensions for such as were disabled or
But in making laws for a general
purpose it was utterly impossible that
Congres- could reach all cases that
needed relief. Technical objections,
the failure to procure tcstimon-. the
inability of the soldiers to expend the
money necessary lor this purpose,
would and did prevent man' deserving
men from receiving pensions. The
Grand Army of the Republic steps in
to aid tliis class and urge upon the
Government the necessity, the propri
ety, tho honesty of giving to these
mon what was their due as defenders
of thu Union. In that it was a charita
ble organization devoted to tho inter
ests of its members.
It is well known that camp life pro
duces insidious diseases that do not
appear for years after the time when
the seeds of the disease were planted.
It is also well known that as age creeps
upon man these diseases and disabili
ties become more apparent. Twenty
three years have passed away nearly
the life of a man since the close of
the Avar, and thousands yes, tens of
thousands of men who left the serv
ico in apparent good health are now
suffering from diseases contracted dur
ing the war.
Here again the Grand Army of the
Republic steps in the front and says to
Congress: "Our comrades, numbers of
them, aro suffering from diseases
brought on by the exposure to which
they were subjected during the Avar;
Ave ask for them just Avhat llicy arc en
titled to, the aid of the Government
which they preserved to lighten tho
pathway of theie old soldiers to the
For tho first time in the history of
mankind, when these soldiers conic
this banded body of the defenders of
the Union into the halls of the Legis
lature asking relief for their brethren,
they find themselves confronted by the
men they conquered making laws for
the Government thev tried to destroy,
and that the vanquished are noAV legis
lating as to the rights of the A'ictors.
Men avIio Avere in the rebel army
noAV hold scats in Congress and de
nounce the organization of the Grand
Army of the Republic, asking for their
disabled comrades, as being guilty of
"robbery, and pretense, and hypoc
risy." They denounce these applicants
as "dishonest." They ridicule their
applications for aid.
One of them saj's: "I Avill not go
one single step further in this unholy
and wicked prostitution of the grati
tude of a great people."
In short, these ex-rebels. noAV legis
lating for the country, say that no
more pensions shall be granted, and
that the Grand Army of the Republic
is a fraud. The spectacle is enough to
maka the gods Aveep. National Repub
lican. NOT AN OLD
A Democratic Organ Kfpuctiatet
nii-1 Hi Crciiture
Governor Jackson, of Maryland, in
pardoning the seven Baltimore elec
tion clerks and judges who Avere con
victed of frauds upon the ballot-box
committed tAvo years ago, took the
ground that the men had been suffi
ciently punished. If the men were
guilty they could not lnwc been pun
ished too much if they had been kept
at prison labor the remainder of their
Of course, under the ring rule in
Baltimore election frauds are regarded
as simply venial offenses. Many
gentlemen endear themselves to the
bosses by their ability to commit these
peccadilloes. To Governor Jackson
and the manipulators of Baltimore
politics it must have seemed odd that
seA-en election clerks and judges should
be krsjit in prison for doing precisely
Avhat hundreds of other gentlemen in
politics had done and Avcrc ready to do
at short notice viz.. defraud tho
A-otcrs of tho city. When the ben
eficiaries of these rascalities were
walking the streets of Baltimore or
planning Democratic campaigns in
high places it must have seemed droll
to some people to force a vicarious
sacrifice upon seven poor devils who
happened to get caught.
But Avhat had the political crimes of
other men to do Avith this question?
The seven judges and clerks Avho Avere
caught perpetrating frauds merited
the full punishment of the laAv. The
fact that one hundred ballot-box
staffers and registry-list forgers of
Baltimore arc not hoav in the peniten
tiary is a disgrace to the city and the
Democratic party. These seA-en men
arc no worse than their comrades
some of them in office and they arc
far better than the editor of the ring
organ, the Sunpuptr, Avho apologizes
for election thieves and upholds ring
bosses. The failure of the law to pun
ish certain Avrong-doers is no excuse
for Mr. Jachne, now in Sing Sing, that
other men guilty of the same crime of
which he stands convicted can not even
be brought to triaL That is merely a
reflection upon our judicial system.
Governor Jackson, of Maryland, evi
dently bears no relationship to the im
mortal Andrews of blessed Democratic
memory. He has demonstrated that
he is under the domination of the ring
bosses in Baltimore who make and un
not to be
wondered at that
iu Baltimore are
uutspoken in theirhostility to the party
management which not only Avinks at
and encourages crime but protects the
perpetrators, and that such men as
Frank Morrison are found repudiating
the dictators who so shamelessly defy
decent public sentiment. X. Y. World
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
JST" Boodle, budge, buncombe."
"busted" in Ohio. Cleveland Leader.
3Y?e are all in favor of revising
and reducing the tariff, but Ave are not
in favor of tho Democratic free-trade
plan of doing it Chicago Journal.
XSThe Kentucky plan for getting
rid of a surplus consists of a man, one
scoop shovel, a leather bag to hotd the
boodle and a ticket to Canada. Phila
S?-The Democratic National ticket
as thus far formulated is Cleveland ami
Blank, and it Avill be substautially thr
same after the St Louis convention.
JSSyMr. W. D. Fonlke shook a good
deal of cotton out of the Civil-Service
reform cushion on Avhich the Demo
cratic Administration has been seeking
to rest its rheumatism. Hichmand
SfDakota has turned out a pair of
juvenile train-Avreckers. This is done
in the Aiin hope that by seeming to
copy after Missouri she may fool the
Democracy into letting her join the
Union. Minneapolis Tribune.
IS" The report that Mr. Cleveland
would not be a candidate for rcnomi
nation has been started out on another
tour in the South and West. It Avill
very likely be arrested for trying to
play the confidence game. Philadel
JteTThe pretense that in a political
sense Mr. CleA-eSand has ever been
stronger with the people than the De
mocracy, is as flimsy and unsubstan
tial as the other pretense that in a
moral sense he has been better. X. Y.
JGSF If Grover Cleveland i3 not beat
en out of sight at the polls next No
Aemberby Avorking-men Avho resent his
attempt to force free-trade's ruinous
consequences upon the country, it Avill
be becouse he is not allowed to run.
JESS Those Avho expect Mr. Cleve
land to retire from the race because he
has been criticised, and because a large
element in his party does not admire
him, do not understand the selfish
bull-headed propensities of the man.
Des Moines Register.
J5 If there' Avas throughout the
United States an election law such as
that in this city, securing to each citi
zen poor as well as rich, black as
surely as Avhite a vote, and the count
ing and reporting of it fairly, the
Democratic party A-ould be instantly
paralvzed and have no chance Avhat-
eA-er of cairying the next Presidential
election. If Ave had had such an elec
tion law in 1884 throughout the United
States. James G. Blaine would have
been President by a majority of at
least sixty electoral votes. The Dem
ocratic party has ahvays been the
party of fraud, and sticks to it
Cincinnati Commercial- Gazette.
Tho Alot Adv.ntasron .Afrenrle AVhic'i
the l'artr Can Employ.
The rapid increase of Republican
clubs in all parts of the country is a
fact of decided interest and import
ance. It implies organization of the
most desirable and effective kind.
Such clubs are composed mainly, as a
rule, of the young and aggressive
members of the party the element
that creates enthusiasm and gives to a
campaign its practical and conquer
insrvijror. The first election of Lin
coin Avas largely due to organizations
of this description; and the same is
true of other notable Republican A-ic-tories.
There are certain facilities of
success in politics Avhich can only be
reached by enlisting the active inter
est of voters who are fond of doing
energetically and Avilling to
close attention to details. The
orators are useful in their AvaA. and
the neAvspapers render good service in
another AA-ay; but after all, the best re
sults are brought about by the clubs
that make it a point to appeal directly
to indiA'idual A-oters and to promote
party discipline and confidence. One
such agency in every A-oting precinct
is the most advantageous thing that a
party can have, as experience lias fully
demonstrated. Nothing else can be
made to answer its purpose, and the
party that tries to dispense Avith it is
certain to suffer accordingly.
It is particularly dosirablo that the
Republican party should proA-ide it
self Avith as much aid of this kind as
possible in the great contest Avhich is
soon to begin. There are unquestion
ably enough Republican votes in the
country to elect the next President;
and the principal task of the cam
paign is to concentrate them and get
them all cast at the election. That i
the sort of Avork that the clubs do,
and it can not be thoroughly done
Avithout them. Thousands of them
have already been organized under
the most auspicious conditions, but
the number is not yet a hundredth
part of Avhat it should be. The young
Republicans of every school district in
the Union ought to be urged and as
sisted to co-operate in the struggle
for honest and progressive govern
ment, by forming such associations.
No elaborate scheme of organization
is necessary. In fact tho more sim
ple it is the better it Avill scrA-e to ac
complish the ends in view. The prin
cipal thing is to bring the young
voters together in a distinct body and
inspire them AA'ith a proper degree of
zeal and ambition. They Avill easily
find Avays to give a good account of
themselves if once fairly started in
the right direction. Mr. Blaine never
declared a more significant truth than
Avhen he said: " The giants of myth
ology typified the strength of young
men, and the strength of the Repub
lican party is in the young men of
this country, of Avhom it possesses a
vast majority." But this source of
power is useful only in such propor
tion as it may be organized for in
dustrious and persevering service;
and the methods of the club are to be
preferred, above all others in that con
nection. St. Louis Globe-DemocraL
Its Secrets Sevealed Georga .Keasa&'ay
Wonderful Journey. (
HOST interesting contri
bution to secret history
will be tho illustrated pa-
Ers on "Siberia and the
die System," by George
Kennan. which are to begin
in the Hay Century maga
zine. They will embody the
results of what is be
rliaTod to bo tho first suc-
cessful attempt by a com
petent investigator to make
a thorough atudv of tha
Russian exile system. Be
fore undertaking his ardu
ous journey of &000 miles,
in tho interest of The Centu
ry, Mr. Kennan. author of
Tent Jjtje tn aioena, etc., naa spent lour
vears in Russia and Siberia, was thorough
ly conversant Avith the peopla-and tho lan
guage, and had reached the conclusion that
tho Russian Government had been misrep
resented, and that the exilo system of Sibe
ria Avas not so terrible as was supposed.
KnoAving that Mr. Kennan held these
vieAvs, tho Russian Government gave him.
every facility for a thorough
ISSPECTIOX OF MIXES AT PSISOK3
of Siberia tho most thorough that had
ever been made by a traveler. Armed with
letters from tho Russian Minister of the
Interior and other high officials, ilr. Ken
nan went everywhere, inspecting mines and
prisons, convict barges and hospitals, and
traveling Avith chained exiles alonjr the
great Siberian road. Ho made tho intimate
personal acquaintance of more than three
hundred exiled "liberals" and Nihilists,
many of whom wroto out their histories for
his use. The actual facts, as revealed by
this searching investigation, were far re
moved from Mr. Kennan's preconceived
ideas, as this thrilling narrativo of fifteen
months' privation and adventure will show.
As is already known, tho publication of
Mr. Kennan's preliminary papers has re
suited in his being placed
OX THE BLACK LIST
by the Russian Government, and copies of
2 ha Century containing them have tho ob
jectionable article torn out by tho custom
officials before being allowed to enter tho
"I expected, of course," says Mr. Ken
nan,in a recent interviOAV, "to bo put on
the Russian black list The stable-door is
locked, but the horse has been stolen and
I've got him."
BOABDIXO X COXVICT BAKOB.
Mr. G. A. Frost artist and photographer,
accompanied Mr. Kennan, and tho results oi
his work avUI form a wonderfully interesting
series of pictures of Russian and Siberian
life and scenery.
The articles begin in tho May Century,
which is a great issue in many other re
spects, containing also an interesting illus
trated article on ranch life; first chapters
of "Tho Liar," anovelettoby Henry James:
the excitingnarrative, "A Locomotive Chase
in Georgia;" a suggestive paper on "The
Chances of Being Hit in Battlo;" an essay
on Milton by Matthew Arnold; "A Love
Story Reversed," by Edward Bollamy, etc.,
etc. Our local bookseller aa'UI havo the num
ber after tho first of May.
FEEDING THE DEAD.
New York Chinamen Py Trlbuto to Their
The Chinese fed their dead recently.
The Evergreens Cemetery and Wooil
lawn and other burying places were
alive with laundrymen. The wind
interfered greatly with their joss stick
burning, and thoy set up umbrellas
over the graves to keep off the strong
southAvester, so that they could send
off properly their hosts of paper serv
ants and hundreds of yards of prayers.
On golden-hued paper were the money
prayers, and the black paper prayers
were for cooking utensils.
To prevent the spirits of thoir de
parted relatives from constantly com
ing home to see them, the Chinese have
an understanding Avith the dying that
once they leave their mortal coil they
shall "stay out" Jind that all the nec
essaries of life in the other world shall
be faithfully transmitted to them twice
a year, once at the opening of spring
and once at the beginning of winter.
It has been discovered that the way to
transmit servants, songs, plays, books
and money is to manufacture them in
paper and burn them. But actual
eatables arc carried to the graves.
Wagon loads of roasted pigs, chickens,
ducks, Chinese and American sweet-'
meats and fruits went to the cemeteries
yesterday. The food was piled before
each grave, amid burning red carrot
shaped candles and joss sticks. The
Chinese prostrated themselves before
their dead, begging them to rise up
and enjoy themselves. Chinese Avines
Avere then thrown liberally upon each
grave. Many graves recciA-cd boxes
of fiAe-cent cigars, while others got
only packages of cigarettes. It took
about two hours to get the essence of
the eatables conveyed to the essences
who Avere aAvaiting it and then the
devotees gathered up tho "accidents"
and earned them home again to feed
their oAvn material bodies. But the
cigars and cigarettes were burned on
the graA'cs. Home-made heathen spec
tators tried to snatch them off the fire,
but the devotee heathens stopped
them. X. Y. Sun.
FAST YOUNG WOMEN.
if " o
r, v j -r 1
"Why Men 'Worth Having Xeror Think of
There are girls Avho, instead of mak
ing themselves useful and calmly rest
ing in their maiden dignity, think only
of getting married, and use questiona
ble means to achieve their purpose
Forgetting the proverb: "The more
haste the less speed," this sort of girl
not infrequently assumes a "fast"
style of talk, manner and dress in.
order to make herself attractive to the
opposite sex. Fish may nibble at her
bait bat they will not allow themselves
to be caught A loud girl may attract
attention and have half an hour of
popularity, but sho is a type of the
short-sightednes3 of some of her sex.
Men of the baser sort may amuse them
selves with her, but no man worth hav
ing would think of marrying her.
There is a liberty that makes us free,
and a liberty that makes us slaves, and
the girls who take liberties with mod
esty of speech and manner, and who
cross over the boundary into mascu
line territory, are not more free but
more enslaved than before. And the
approbation of men, which is the end
in view, is lost by the means to gain
it Whatever men may be themselves
they like gentleness, modesty and
purity in act and thought in women.
They want their wives to be better
than themselves. They think that
women should be the conservators of
all that is restrained, chivalrous and
gentle. Zady Bellairc, in Blackwood?.'
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