Newspaper Page Text
PULASKI, TENN., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1886.
JJL JL ALlLJilLJ
"TIIE PROUD INVALID."
TABERNACLE. Kverybody Haa Something na Wishes
Ha Hiid Not Cod Does Not Wish to
Make this World go Bright that We
Shall Forget the Brighter. '
Broobxy.v, Doc 12. The Rev. T. DeWitt
Talmage, D. D.f preached this morning from
the text, II Kings, v, 1: ."He was a leper."
Hera we have a warrior sick, not with
pleurisies or rheumatisms or consu niptious, but
with a disease worse than all these put to
other. A red mark has come out on tbo fore
Jjta1, .precursor of complete disfigurement
nid dissolution. I have something awful to
HI you. Gen. Naaman, the commander-Lv
chief of all the (Syrian forces, has t-e
i oio.-jy. It is on his hands, on bis face, on
his feet, on his entire person. The leprosy
(f-.-t cut of the way of the peatilencef If his
breath strikes you you are a doad man. Tha
commander-in-chief of all the forces of
Syria! And yet he would be glad to ex-
change conditions with the boy at his stirrup
or the hostler that blankets his charger. The
news goes like wildfire all through the realm,
atid the people are sympathetic, and they cry
out: ''Is it possible that our great hero who
shot Abnb, and around whom wo came with
bu:1i vociferation when he returned from
victorious buttle can it be possible that our
grand and glorious haaman has the leprosy V
Yes. Everybody has something he wishes
ba luul not David, an Absalom to disgrace
hi;u; Paul, a thorn to sting him; Job, car
bunclea to plague him; Samson, a Delilah to
i.L'--ar him; Abab, a Naboth to deny him
, H-.ni.in, a Mordccai to irritate him; George
Washington, childlessness to afflict him
John Wesley, a termagant wife to pester him;
Jrf-nh, weak eyes; Pope, a crooked back;
Bvron, a club foot; John Milton, blind e3'es
C'imries Lamb, an insane sister; and you, and
you, and you, and you, something which you
i!ver bargained for, and would liko to get
ri 1 of. The reason of this is, that God does
not want this world to be too bright; other-
wise, wo would always want to stay and eat
t fruits and lie on these lounges and
Ji.Hke haiid3 in this pleasant society. We are
only in the vestibule of a grand tomplo. God
docs iiot want us to stay on the doorstep, and
therefore he sends aches, and annoyances,
Hnd sorrows, and bereavements of all sorts to
push us on and push us up toward riper
fruits, and brighter society, and more radiant
prosperities. God is only whipping us ahead.
The reason that Edward Payson and .Robert
Hall had mora rapturous views of heavou than
other people had was because, through their
n'-'hes and pains, God pushed them nearer up
to it. If God dashes out one of your pictures
It is bnly to show you a brighter ono. If He
Bt:nj your foot with gout, your brain with
n tnalgia, your tongue with an inextinguish
able thirst, it is only because He is preparing
to substitute a better body than you ever
dreamed of, when the mortal shall put on im
mortality. It is to push you on and push you
up toward something grander and better that
God sends upon you, as He did upon General
Xt aanian, something you do not want. Heated
in his Syrian mansion all the walls glitter
iug with the shields which he had captured
in battle: the corridors crowded with ad
miring visitors who just wanted to see him
once; music and mirth and banqueting filling
ell tbo mansion, from tossolated floor to pic
tured ceiling rtaaman would have forgotten
that there was anything better, and would
Iiavo been glad to stay there 10,000 years.
But, oh, how tha shields dim, and how the
visitors fly from the hall, and how the music
drops dead from! the string, and how the
gates of the mansion slam shut with sepulchral
bang, as you read the closing words of tbo
eulogium: "He was a leper I He we
There was one person more sympathetic
with General Naaman than any ot her person.
Naaman's wife walks the floor, wringing her
hands and trying to think what she can do to
alloviate her husband's sunermg. AU reme
dies ha fo failed. The surgeon general and
the doctors of the royal staff have met, and
tbey have shaken their heads as much as to
ay: "No cure, no cure. I think that the
office seekers had all folded up their recom
mendations and gone home. Probably most
of the employes of the establishment had
dropped their work and were thinking of
looking for someothersituation. What shall
now become of poor Naaman's witei fclhe
must have sympathy somewhere. In her de-
' pair she goes to a little Hebrew captive, a
servant girl in her house, to whom she tells
the whole story, as sometimes, when over
borne with the sorrows of the world, and
finding no sympathy anywhere olao, you have
pone out and found in the sympathy of soni
humble domestic Rosa or Dinah or Bridget
ii help which the world could not give you.
What a scene it was! One of the grandest
women in all Syria in cabinet council with a
waiting maid over tbo declining health of the
mighty general! "I know something," says
the little captive maid, "I know something,"
us she bounds to her bare feet. "In the land
from which I was stolen there is a certain
prophet known by the name of Elisho, who
can cure almost everything, and I shouldL't
wonder if he could cure my master. Sen!
for him right away." "Oh, hush I" you say.
"If the highest medical talent in all the land
cannot cure that leper there is no need of
your listening to auy talk of a ser
vant girl." But do not scoff, do not
sneer. The finger of that little captive
maid is pointing in the right direction. She
might have said: "This is a judgment on you
for stealing ma from my native land. Didn't
they snatch me off in the night, breaking my
fn titer's and mother's heart? and many a
time I have laid and cried all night because I
ai so homesick." Then flushing up into
childish indignation she might have said:
"Good for them; I'm glad Naaman's got the
leprosy; I wish all tha Syrians had the
leprosy." Na Forgetting her own personal
sorrows, she sympathizes with the suffering
of her master and recommends him to the
famous Hebrew prophet.
And how of ton it is that the finger of child
hood bus pointed grown persons in the right
direction. O Christian soul, how long is it
since that you got rid of the leprosy of sin?
You say: "Let me see. It must lie five years
now." "Five years. Who was it that point
ed you to the Divine Physician V "Oh," you
say, "it was my little Annie or Fred or Char
ley, who clam bored up on my knees and
looked in my face and asked me why I didn't
become a Christian, and, all the time strok
ing my cheeks so I couldn't get angry, in
sisted upon knowing why I didn't have fam
ily prayers." There are grandparents here
v. ho have been brought to Christ by their
little grandchildren. There .are many
Christian mothers here who had their
attention first called to Jesus by their
li:tle children. How did you get rid
of the leprosy of sin! How did you find your
way to the Divine Physician? "Oh," you
cay, "my child, my dying child, with wan
ad wasted finger pointed that wayl Oh, I
rhall never forget, you say, "that scene at
.tee cradle and the crib that awful night! It
jwas bard, hard, vary hard; but if that little
ioae 0h its dying bed had not pointed me to
'Christ, 1 4n' think I ever would have got
arid of y leprosy." Go into the Sabbath
, fc - '
7 S ' : ; . . - . t - .w- 1
HANp$OiWST9 FINEST LIME EW
school this afternoon and you will find hun
Ireds of iittio fingers pointing in the same
direction toward Jesus Christ and toward
Tears ago the astronomers calculated that
there must be a world hanging at a certain
point in the heavens, and a large prize was
offered for some one who could discover that
world. The telescopes from the great ob
servatories were pointed in vain, but a girl
at Nantucket, Mass., fashioned a telescope,
and, looking through it, discovered that star,
and won the prize and the admiration of all
the astronomical world, that stood amazed at
her genius. And so it is often the case that
grown people cannot see the light, while
some little child beholds the star of pardon,
the star of hope, the star of consolation, the
star of Bethlehem, the morning star of Jesus.
"Not many mighty men, not many wise
men are called; but God hath chosen
the weak things of the world to
confound the mighty; and base things
and things that are not to bring to
naught things that are." Oh, do not despise
the prattle of little children when they are
speaking about God, and Christ, and heaven!
You see the way your child is pointing; will
you take that pointing or wait until, in the
wrench of some awful bereavement, God shall
lift that child to another world, and then it
will beckon you upward? will you take the
pointing or will you wait for the beckoning?
Blessed be God that the little Hebrew captive
pointed in the right direction) Blessed be
God for the saving ministry of Christian
No wonder the advice of this little Hebrew
captive threw all Naaman's mansion and
Bon-hadad's palace into excitement. Good-by,
Naaman ! With face scarified and rigid ani
inflamed by the pestilence, and aided by-
those who supported him on either side, fce
staggers out to the chariot. Hold fast the
fiery coursers of the royal stable while the
poor sick man lifts his swollen feet and pain
struck limbs into the vehicle. Bolster him
up with the pillows and let him take a linger
ing look at his bright apartment, for perhaps
the Hebrew captive may be mistaken, and
tho next time Naaman comes to that place ho
may be a dead weight on the shoulders of
those who carry him an expired chieftain
seeking sepulture amid the lamentations of
an admiring nation. Good-by, Naaman!
Let tho charioteer drive gently over the
hills of Iiermon, lest he jolt the invalid.
Here goes tho bravest -man of all his day a
captive of a horrible disease. As the ambu
lance winds through the streets of Damascus
the tears and prayers of all the people go
after the world-renowned invalid. Perhaps
you have had an invalid go out from your
house on a health excursion. Tou know how
the neighbors stood around and uaid: "Ah,
he will never come back again all re!" Oh, it
was a solemn moment, I tell you, when the
invalid had departed, and you went into tho
room to make the bed and to remove tho
medicine vials from the shelf, and to throw
open the shutters so that the fresh air might
rush into the long-closed room! Good-by,
Naaman! There is only one cheerful
face looking at him, and that is the
face of the little Hebrew captive, who
is sure he will get cured and who is so glad
she helped him. As the chariot winds out
and the escort of mounted courtiers, and tho
mules, laden with sacks of gold and silver
and embroidered suits of apparel, went
through the gates of Damascus and out on
tha long way, the hills of Naphtali and Eph
raim look down on the procession, ard the
retinue goes right past the battle fields where
Naaman, in the days of his health, used to
rally his troops for fearful onset; and then the
procession stops and reclines a while in the
groves of olives and oleander, and Gen.
Naaman so sick and so very, very nick !
How the countrymen gaped as the pro
cession passed I They had seen Naaman go
past liko a whirlwind in days gone by, and
had stood aghast at the clank of his war
equipments; but now thoy commiserate him.
They say; "Poor man, he will never get
borne alive! Poor man!" Gen. Naaman
wakes' from a restless sleep in tho chariot,
and he says to the charioteer: "How long be
fore we shall reach this Prophet Elisha'sf"
The charioteer says to a waysider: "How far
is it to Elisha's house?" He says: "Two miles."
"Two miles." Then they whip up the
lathered and fagged out horses. The whole
procession brightens up at the prospect of
sieedy arrival. They drive up to the door
of the prophet. Tbo charioteers shout:
"Whoa!" to the horses, and the tramping
hoofs and grinding wheels cease shaking the
Come out, Klisha, come out, you have
company; the grandest company that ever
came to your house has come to it now. No
stir inside Elisha's house. The fact was, the
Lord had informed Elisha that the sick cap
tain was coming and just how to treat him.
Indeed, when you are sick and the Lord
wants you to get well, He always tells the
doctor how to treat you; and the reason we
have so many bungling doctors is because
they depend upon their own strength and in
structions and not on tho Lord God, and that
always makes malpractice. Come out, Eli-
sha, and attend to your business. Gen. Naa
man and his retinue waited, and waited, and
waited. Tho fact was Naaman had two diseases
pride and leprosy ; tho one was as hard to get
rid of as the other. Elisha sits quietly in his
houso and docs not so out After a while,
when be thinks he has humbled this proud
man, he says to a servant: "(Jo out arid tell
Gen. Naaman to bathe seven times in the
River Jordan, out yonder five miles, and he
will get entirely well."
The messago comes out "What!" says the
commander in chief of the Syrian forces, his
eye kindling with an animation which it had
not shown for weeks, and his swollen foot
stamping! on the bottom of the chariot, re
gardless of pain: "What! Isn't becoming
out to sea mo? Why, I thought certainly he
would come and utter some cabalistie words
over me or make some enigmatical passes
over my wounds. Why, I don't think he
knows who I am. Isn t he coming out? Why,
when he Shunammite woman came to him
he rushed out and cried: "Is it well with
thee? Is it with thy husband? Is it well
with thy child And will he treat a poor un
known woman like that, and let me, a titled
personago, sit here in my chariot and wait
and wait? I won't endure it any longer.
Charioteer, drive on ! Wash in the Jordan!
Ha! ha) The slimy Jordan the muddy
Jordan the monotonous Jordan. I wouldn't
be seen washing in such a river as that
Why, we watered our horses in a better
river than that on our way here the beau
tiful river, the jasper paved river of Phar-
par. Besides that, we have lu our country
another Damascene river Abana with
foliaged banks and torrent over swift and
ever clear, under the flickering shadows of
sycamore and oleander. Are not Abana and
Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all
the waters of Israel?"
I suppose Naaman felt very much lis we
would 'eel if, by way of medical prescription,
soma one should tell us to go and wash in the
Danube or tha Rhine. We would answer:
Are not tha Connecticut or the Hudscn just
as good?" Or, as an Englishman would feel
if he were told, by way of medical pnscrip
tion, ha must go and wash in the Mississippi
or St Lawrence. Ha would cry out: "Are
not tbo Thames and tha Shannon jist as
well!" Tha fact was that haujrhtv Nt.am.an
needed to learn what every Engliahmai and
every American needs to learn that when
God tells you to do a thirty, you must ga and
do it, whether you understand the reason or
not. One thing 13 certain, unless haughty
Naaman does os Eiisha commands him he will
die of his awful sickness. And unless you do
as Christ commands you, you will be seized
upon by au everlasting wasting away. Obey
and live; disobey and die. Thrilling, over
arching, under-girding, stupendous alterna
Well, Gen. Naaman could not stand the
test The charioteer gives a jerk to the right
line until the bit snaps in the horse a mouth,
aud the whirr of tho wheels and the flying of
the dust show the indignation of the great
commander. "He turned and went away in
a rage," So people now often get mad at re
ligion. They vituperate against ministers,
against churches, against Christian people.
One would think from their irate behavior
that God had been studying how to annoy
and exasperate and demolish them. What
has Ho been doing? Only trying to cure their
death-dealing leprosy. That is all. Yet they
whip up their horses, they dig in their spurs,
and they go away in a rage.
So, after all, it seems that this health excur
sion of Gen. Naaman is to be a dead failure.
That little Hebrow captive might as well
have not told him of tho prophet, and this
long journey might as well not have been
taken. Poor, sick, dyins Naaman! are you
going away in high dudgeon, and worse than
when you came? As his chariot halts a
moment his servants clamber up in it and
coax him to do as Elish said. They say: "It's
easy. If the prophet had told you to walk
for a mile on sharp spikes in order to get rid
of this awful disease you would have done it
It is easy. Come, my lord, just get down
and wash in the Jordan. Tou take a bath
every day, anyhow, and in this climate it is
so hot that it will do you good. Do
it on our account, and for the sake of
the army you command, and for the
sake of the nation that admires you. Come,
my lord, just try this Jordanic bath."
"Well," he says, "to please you I will do as
you say." Tho retinue drives to the brink of
the Jordan. The- horses paw and neigh to
get into the stream themselves and cool their
hot flanks. General Naaman, assisted by his
attendants Eets down out of the chariot and
painfully comes to the brink of the
river, and steps in until the water
comes to the anklo, and goes on deeper
until the water comes to the girdle, and
now standing so far down in the stream
just a little inclination of the head will thor
oughly immerse him. He bows once into the
flood, and comes up arid shakes the water out
of nostrils and eyes ; and his attendants look
at him and say: "Why, general, how much
better you do look." And he bows a second
time into the flood and comes up, and the
wild stare is gone out of his eyes. He bows
the third time into the flood and comes up,
and the shriveled flesh has got smooth again
He bows the fourth time into the flood and
comes up, and the hair that had fallen out is
restored in thick locks again all over the
brow. He bows the fifth time into the flood
and comes up, and the hoarseness has gone
out of his throat He bows the sixth time and
comes up, and all the soreness and anguish
bave gone out of the limbs, "Why," he says.
"I am almost well, but I will make a
complete cure," and ho bows the seventh time
into the flood and be comes up, and not so
much as a fester or scale or eruption as big
as the head of a pin is to be seen on him. He
steps out on tho bank and says: "Is it pos
sible?" And the attendants look and say: "Is
it possible?" And as, with the health of an
athlete, he bounds back into the chariot and
drives on there goes up from all his attend
ants a wild "Huzza I huzza I" Of course they
go back to pay and thank the man of God
for his counsel, so fraught with wisdom.
When they left the prophet's house they went
off mad; they have come back glad.
People always think better of e minister
after they are converted than they do before
conversion. Now we are to them an intoler
able nuisance because we tell them to do
things that go against the grain; but some of
us have a great many letters from those who
tell us that once they were angry at what we
preached, but afterward gladly received the
gospel at our hands. They once called us fa
natics or terrorists er enemies; now they call
us friends. Yonder is a man I speak a lit
eral fact who said that he would never come
into the church igain. He said that two
years ago. He said: "My family shall never
come here again if such doctrines as that are
preached." But he came again, and his fam
ily came again. He is n Christian, bis wife
a Christian, all his csuldren Christians, the
whole household Christian, and I shall dwell
with them in the house of the Lord forever.
Our undying coadjutors are those who once
heard the gospel and "went away in a rage."
Now, my hearers, you notice that this Gen.
Naaman did two things in order to get well.
The first was, he got out of his chariot. Ho
might have staid there with his swollen feet
on the stuffed ottoman, seated on that em
broidered cushion until his lost gasp, he
would never have got any relief. He had to
get down out of his chariot And you have
got to get down out of the chariot of your
pride if you ever become a Christian. You
cannot drive up to the cross with a coach and
four and be saved among all the spangles.
You seem to think that the Lord is going to
be complimented by your coming. Oh, no;
you poor, miserable, scaly, leprous sinner, get
down out of that! We all come in the same
haughty way. We expect to ride into the
kingdom of God. Never until we get down
on our knees will we find mercy. The Lord
has unhorsed us, uncbarioted us. Get down
out of your pride. Get down out of your self
righteousness and your hypercriticism. We
have all got to do that That is the journey
we have got to make on our knees. It is our
Infernal pride that keeps us from getting rid
of the leprosy of sin. Dear Lord, what have
we to be proud of! Proud of our scales?
Proud of our uncleanness? Proud of this kill
ing infection I Bring us dfiwn at Thy feet,
weeping, praying, penitent, believing suppli
cants! For sinners. Lord, Thou earnest to bleed,
And I'm a sinner vile, indeed;
Lord, 1 believe Thy grace is free.
Oh, magnify that grace In me I
But ho had not only to get down out of his
chariot; he had to wash. "Oh," you say, "I
am very careful of my oblutions. Every
day I plunge into a bright and beautiful
bath." Ah, my hearers, there is a flood
brighter than any other. It is the flood that
breaks from the granite of eternal hills. It
is the flood of pardon, and peace, and life.
and heaven. That flood started in the tears
of Christ and the sweat of Gethsemane, and
rolled on, accumulating flood, until all earth
and heaven could bathe in it Zachariah
called it "the fountain open for sin and un
cleanness." William Cowper called it "the
fountain filled with blood." Your fathers
and mothers washed all their sins aad sorrows
away in that fountain. Oh, my hearers, do
you not to-day fool like wading into it?
Wade down now into this glorious flood
deeper, deeper, deeper. Plunge once, twice,
thrice, four times, five times, six times, seven
times. It will take as much as that to cure
your soul. Oh, wash, wash, wash, and be
I suppose that was a great time at Damas
cus when Gen. Naaman got back. The char
ioteers did not have to drive slowly any
longer lest they jolt the invalid; but as the
horses dashed through the streets of Damas
cus I think the people rushed out to hali back
their chieftain. Naaman's wife hardly recog
nized her husband; he was so wonderfully
changed she had to look at him two or three
times before sha made oat that it was her re
stored husband. And tie little captive maid,
sho rushed out, ciappiuj her bands and shout
ing: "Did he cure you! Did he cure you?" Then
auiic woke up the pal&ce and the tapestry of
the windows was draw away, that the mul
titude outside might mingle with the princely
mirth inside, and the feet went up and down
in the dance, and all the streets of Damascus
that night echoed and re-echoed with the
news, "Naaman's cured! Naaman s cured!"
But a gladder tune than that it would be
in all this place or wherever this sermon shall
be read, if the soul should get cured of its
leprosy. The swiftest white horse hitched to
t'ue king's chariot would rush the news into
She Eternal City, Our loved ones before the
Ihrono would welcome the glad tidings. Your
children on earth with more emotion than
the little Hebrew captive would notice the
change in your look and tho change in your
manner, and would put their arms around
your neck and say: "Mother, I guess you
muct have become a Christian. Father,
think you have got rid of the leprosy." O
Lord God of Eluha, haveniercy on us!
Keady to Abdicate. 55
A New York correspondent writes that
there recently appeared up town a young and
rich citizen of Chicago, just back from
Europe, and arrayed in the most proper
manner possible from the dude standpoint
He was very anxious to meet Mr. Berry
Wall, who has long borne the title "King of
the Dudes," so a mutual friend brought them
together. When the stranger was presented
Berry stepped back, took him in slowly from
head to toes, acq exclaimed : "Ye gods!
Anxious for Particulars.
The following notice in a Montana news
paper is not calculated to sooth the feelings
of the thief who stole Mr. Sampson's bay
mare: "The night of the 14th inst a dork
bay mare, fifteen hands high, small white
star in forehead, both hind feet white, was
stolen from the stable of Ira Sampson, the
undersigned. I will give the mare and $30 in
cash for full and reliable particulars regard
ing the funeral of the thief. That's the kind
of a man I am."
Mrs. Cleveland's Mall.
Mrs. Cleveland is said to receive more
letters from Hagerstown, .Md.. than from
any other place in the country. Shortly
after her marriage two little girls living in
that town sent her a letter and a bouquet of
flowers. The letter was answered, and in a
short tune was copied by the town newspa
pers. From that time Mrs. Cleveland has
been addressed by young and old from Ha
gerstown on all sorts of subjects and for all
sorts of purposes. Chicago Herald.
A Lesson In Dynamics.
A Rome (N. Y.) girl filled three stone beer
jugs with wet sand, corked them tightly and
set them in the oven to heat so that she could
warm ber bed with them. The heat generated
steam from the wet sand and an explosion fol
lowed, which filled the room with flying sand
and fragments of beer jugs. The girl aud the
rest of the family were badly scared, but es
caped unhurt The Rome girls are now giv
ing up the use of artificial bed warmers.
A Swindle in Shoe Polish.
A sharp young man has been swindling the
shoe dealers of East Greenwich, N. Y., by
selling them what seemed to be a remarkably
fine article of shoe polish, for which he asked
75 per cent more than the price asked for the
ordinary French polish. After be delivered
the goods and received the money it was dis
covered that each bottle contained about two
tablespoonf uls of the polish on top of sawdust
Actor Barrett and Gen. Sherman.
Mr." Wilson Barrett, tho English actor, says
that the most interesting man he has met in
this' country is Gen. Tecumseh Sherman.
When first introduced tho,general wanted to
talk about theatres, lie has a fondness for
the drama and dramatic people. But Mr.
Barrett skillfully brought him around to the
wor, and for an hour or two had the pleasure
of listening to a most charming recital of
history. jiewiorn bun.
Fishing for a Tapeworm.
A Georgia paper publishes as truth the
story of a Marion county farmer who be
came satisfied that he had a tapeworm. So
he carefully baited a little fishhook, tied a
short line to it, swallowed the hook, and tied
the line to his buttonhole. Then he waited
for a bite. By and by he thought he had
cue and yanked the line; the hook caught in
his throat, and had to be dug out He didn't
catch the worm. New York Sun.
A Valuable Vineyard.
The noted "Sunny Slope" estate, near San
Gabriel, Cal., has been sold to an English
syndicate for a little over $1,000,000. The
property includes the Sunny Slope vineyard
and orange grove, 1,950 acres, of which 750
are in vines, 155 in orange and lemon trees,
and 20 in miscellaneous fruits, and cultivated
lands in grain, etc., to the extent of 1,025
acres. -New York bun.
But He Was Mistaken.
A Napa, CaL, man thought he saw a sea
serpent tin the river there, but it was only a
solid mass of little fishes, each about an inch
and a half long. The school was about fifty
yards long and a yard wide, and headed up
stream. The commotion they made was
caused by hundreds of large fishes that were
continually throwing Jl.emselves among and
eating up the little oneu Chicago Herald.
An Absent Minded Lady.
An absent minded New York lady, who is
conspicuous in society, Crushed her toilet not
long ago for an evening at the theatre, and as
a finishing touch drank the eau de cologne
that stood on her dressing case. She was
seriously sick for over a fortnight New
A Lucky Shot.
A Sonoma, Cal., hunter saw a deer under
a small madrona tree 200 yards away. He
fired and missed the deer, but hit tho tree
about six inches above the animal's head,
knocking off a splinter four inches long that
struck the deer's head with such force as to
penetrate the skull and cause instant death.
Sampling tha Cider.
One of the institutions of Connecticut this
fall is the cidor beat, who, pretending to be
out buying cider, samples the fanners' apple
juice, gets invited to eat dinner or take tea,
says he'll call "again and goes on bis dishonest
An Increase of Salary.
Gayarro, the Spanish tenor, sixteen years
ago got eighty cents a night for singing in a
music hall at Madrid. Now he has made an
engagement to sing at the opera fifty nights
Be Deserved It.
Preacher Callahan, of Madison, Ga., lost
ten bales of cotton by fire. His friends are
making up a purse for him, and a local news
paper says that he deserves it because he "is
honest, a tenant and has nine unmarried
THE GALATEA'S MONKEY DEAD.
The Wonderfully Intelligent Fet of Lieut,
and Mrs. Henn.
Tho pennant of tho British cutter Galatea,
in winter quarters at South Brooklyn,
drooped mournfully at half most the other
day. Peggy, the yet of the master, mistress,
skipper and crew of tho white hulled racer,
was dead. Peggy was a female whose species
Las been immortalized by Darwin. Capt
Daniel Bradford, of the Galatea, said he be
lieved Peggy exemplified the truth of a theory
opposed to Darwin's that the monkey de
scended from man. He thinks Peggy de
scended a few pegs and then hove to.
"All that the creature wanted to raako her
human," said the black bearded British sailor,
"was the English language. Sho could learn
almost anything but that She had a lan
guage of her own that we couldn't under
stand, which shows how dull we are, but she
understood our language, although she
couldn't talk it"
Teggy died at noon In tho cabin of the
cutter. Sho was ill about six hours. Capt
Bradford wrapped the body up in the Union
Jack, and mode preparations for a burial.
He got four skippers of yachts lying in the
basin to act as pall bearers. They carried
the "body to the head of the pier, where a
grave had been made. Peggy wa3 lowered
iuto tho grave, and the captain put over it c
little slab of pure white marble.
Peggy was born in Malta about three and
a half years ago. She was purchased from
one of the natives of Malta by the mate of
the schooner yacht Shamrock, and thus had
Irish blood in her veins. The mate of the
Shamrock took her to Southampton, where
Capt Bradford, at Mrs. Henn's request,
bought her and took her to the Galatea.
Pegy could pull on a halyard like a trained
sailor, and she always helped the crew to
make and lower sail. She manifested a great
interest in the cutter's races. When the
Galatea slipped ahead of her rivals Peggy
would run out on the bowsprit and jump up
and down, and chatter as if sho had gone
mad. Capt Bradford said there would be
mourning in England when the Galatea s
crew over there heard that Peggy was dead.
New York Sun.
A Disappointed Vonng Miss.
While Thomas C. Acton was sub-treasurer
be had for a visitor a young Connecticut miss,
and he instructed Cashier Floyd to show her
and her mamma through tho vaults and let
them see how compactly Uncle Sam stored
$140,000,000. Mr. Floyd is one of those jolly
old gentlemen who believes in pleasing the
young folks. He took from one of the vaults
a package containing 86,000,000 In $10,000
bank notes, and, handing it to the young
miss, said: "I guess we can spare that for
you." She looked pleased, folded the pack
age of new bills ' in the middle, opened her
hand satchel, and was about to drop the big
fortune into it when Mr. Floyd, noticing that
she was in earnest, told her that he had just
recollected that the government was a little
short that day, and that he would have to
postpone the gift to some other time. The
young miss lives in Forestville, Conn, and
only on Thanksgiving day she thought her
papa might let ber come to New York and
get the present awaiting her at the tub
treasury. New York Sun.
Hogs In a Drug Store.
A drove of 100 hogs that were being driven
through Allegheny became frightened and
stampeded. About a dozen ran into a drug
store bleeding and covered with mud. Two
ladies who were waiting for prescriptions
screamed with fear. One of them sprang on
the counter and tha other clambered upon
the soda fountain. After upsetting every
article of furniture in the store, the fattest of
the affrighted hogs tried to get behind the
prescription counter and overturned the stove.
The stove is heated by natural gas, and when
it was upset the pipe was broken and a sheet
of flame shot up almost to the ceiling. A
disastrous oonflagration would have been the
result but for the prompt action of the pro
prietor, who turned off the gas. Two of the
hog3 were badly burned. ' The owners of the
swine were compelled to carry them out
New York Sun.
Dug His Own Grave.
A very oleverly arranged contrivance has
been discovered in the woods near St George,
N. B., by means of which an old and eccen
tric resident named Tucker intended ending
his existence. It had been noticed for several
weeks that the old man spent the greater part
of his time in the woods, and a party followed
him. He soon stopped beside an open grave,
which was found to have been constructed
for some special purpose. Investigation
showed that a box had been placed in it and
springs arranged so that a man could lie
down in the box and pull down a board, when
the grave would fill with earth, and brush
wood arranged for the purpose would cover
the mound. The discovery was only made
just in time to save the man's life, for every
detail had been completed. Chicago Herald.
Eastern Shore Girls as Gunners.
Quite a novel and striking sight was wit
nessed by a rider on the Blackwater road on
Thursday last in the form of a gunning party
composed of both ladies and gentlemen. The
ladies looked perfectly at home with their
guns on their shoulders, and seemed to handle
them with as much skill as did the gallant
young men at tbeir sides. Each face beamed
with delight as they held aloft the string of
partridges so lately brought low. The gen
tlemen wore laden with bunches of brilliant
autumn leaves and bright red berries gath
ered from the woods near by, and as they
gayly tramped along, followed by the beauti
ful bud dogs, Beppo and Leo, belonging to
Dr. Carroll, it looked quite picturesque and
outrivaled the gypsies who have so lately
been among us. Cambridge News.
Level-Headed and Able.
Helen Potter is a smart woman. She went
on the stage a few years ago as a trick elocu
tionist, and made money. Then she organ
ized a troupe, calling it "Helen Potter's
Pleiades." She did not do well with that;
but she had saved up some money, and in
vested it in a Montana cattle ranch. The
other day the good Kinor, of The Geneseo
News, discovered ber riding in a caboose
among the railroad" boys, with half a dozen
cars of stock she was taking to Chicago. The
cattlemen treated her with the utmost defer
ence, and she rode like a queen. Helen is a
great woman, a little cracked on the subject
of the rights of her sex, but level-headed and
A Surprise to the Surgeons.
Five years ago T. P. WoodalL of Harteville,
Ala., in a fit fell into an open fire, and his
skull was so badly burned that he was likely
to die. As a last resort surgeons removed the
entire skull on a line parallel with the eye
brows, placed an artificial covering ovor the
brain, and Woodall lived until a few days
ago, and retained all his faculties. New York
An Abandoned Metropolis.
Medora, D. T., the metropolis made famous
by the Marquis de Mores and Theodore
Roosevelt, is about to be abandoned for the
winter. The only drug store in town has
just closed, and the hotel was shut up some
as r -
-5- e a r. 7 tl
v..- .-.i-.r :t
. L . .
te ft I 5-ie
A MEDICO-LEGAL QUESTION.
A Point Which Would Seem of Prime Im
portance In Criminal Jurisprudence.
In a recent trial in Chicago it was desired
to establish the probable period during which
certain human bones offered in evidence bad
been buried. Authorities were searched, and
medical, chemical and other experts appealed
to with the result of determining an absoluto
dearth of knowledge upon a point which
would seem of prime importance in criminal
jurisprudence. Upon the discovery of a dead
body or of human remains under circum
stances pointing to violence, one of the most
important factors in the problem of the dis
covery of the murderer must obviously bo
the probable date of death. But when this is
beyond the period necessary for the destruc
tion of the soft parts of the body usually a
few months at most the text books Of law
and medicine and tho experience and observa
tions of the anatomical expert are alike, silent
and fruitless. -
A recent communication to the French
Academy of Medicine indicates a method of
determination of this fact of date which tho
medico-legal student will need to master if
he would acquit himself creditably in tho
future. This consists in studying tho gen
erations of the nunuto organisms (acarina)
which destroy tho body after death. M.
Brouordel presented to the ncademy the
body of a young girl which ho was able to
provo had lam in a cellar for a year, by
tracing the order of succession and life dura
tion of different species of these microphytes.
One species consumes the fatty acids of tho
body; another absorbs certain fluids; still
others feed only upon the skin, or tho mus
cular structure, or the nerve tissue, etc ; and
each species dies when its work is ended, its
period of life varying from six to eight weeks,
according to the temperature and other con
ditions. By this means M. Meguin, one of
M. Brouardel 8 collaborators, was able to ac
curately establish the date of burial in a case
of murder, in which the remains of the vic
tim were discovered in a garden.
This work has not, as yet, been taken up in
this counti-, uor is it stated to what remote
ness of burial it will apply. But it is not
likely that the French will be allowed to
monopolize the field of research thus opened
up to the medico-legal expert, Chicago,
At the Arthur Funeral.
James G. Blaine and R. B. Hayes met at
the Arthur funeral. Mr. Hayes expressed in
sorrowful tones an apprehension of approacn
ing death, to which Mr. Blaine answered:
"You have twenty-five years of life yet before
you, and 1 trust that you will enjoy them. Mr.
Hayes replied with much feeling:-"I don't
expect it, Mr. Blaine; that is too much to ex
pect" Mr. Blaine replied: "I don't think
so. Sixty-four and twenty-five are eighty-
nine. That is, I think, the exact age at
which John Adams died, and he had only
just retired from the presidency at your ago.
I hope you may fill out those years."
Importation of Pheasants.
The steamship Fulda, which arrived at New
York recently, had on board the largest ship
ment of live English pheasants ever brought
to this country. They are for propagating
purposes. There are 1,500 of tham, and they
were brought over in large crates divided
Into partitions, each qf which accommodated
four birds. Ono thousand of them go to
Pierre Lorillard, at Tuxedo park. The rest
will go to various game preserves. A few
will go to Senator McPherson. The birds,
although called the English pheasant, come
from Bohemia. Chicago Herald,
The Noble Three Hundred.
A sensation was caused at Painted Woods,
Dak., sixteen miles north of Bismarck, the
other evening by the appearance of a herd of
buffaloes stampeding before the storm. This
is the first herd of buffaloes seen in that coun
try for over two years, and -they must have
been driven over 100 miles by the storm.
They were going in a southwesterly direc
tion, and crossed the Missouri river about ten
miles north of Bismarck, It is estimated that
the herd numbered over 300, and many of tha
animals were exhausted. Chicago Herald.
Rats and 'Possum.
William Young, a farmer, of Morris, Mo.,
hearing a tremendous squealing and snarling
under bis corn crib, investigated and found
that a swarm of rats had attacked a possum,
and were actually eating it alive. They had
nearly killed it when the farmer discovered
them, drove them away, and Mmlf killed
the mutilated animal.
An Excess of Weddings.
A prominent minister informs The Mead
ville Tribune that, as a rule, more weddings
occur in June than any other month, but next
to that October and November seem to be the
choice. This fall, however, the wedding:
were greatly in excess of the June weddings.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Miners at Red Gulch, L T., are advertising
A ten cent circus is "doing" the rural dis
tricts of North Carolina,
Epizootic is killing a large number of
horses in western Maine.
Now York caterers will invest in old-fashioned
yule cakes for Christmas.
There are several cases of leprosy in the
Chinese division of Fresno, CaL
"Birdicldes" is tha name given to Boston
women who decorate their hats with stuffed
Edward M. Knox, of New York, is afflicted
with the ownership of a monster emerald
weighing eighteen carats.
Mrs. Custer, the widow of Gen. Custer, is
broken in health, and is seeking restoration
in Herkimer county, N. Y.
Count Moltke, as many great men bave
done, reverences the memory of his wife. He
visits her tomb every morning.
A citizen of Salamanca has a United States
$6 bill dated 1774. On its back are the
words: "It is death to counterfeit"
Ola Bull's son, Alexander, predicts that the
new Norwegian operatic star, Fritulein Anna
Klrbel, will throw all other stars in the shade.
Out west it is proposed to have ballot boxes
In a railway car, so that country voters living
along the road need not be obliged to drive so
Mr. Gladstone has a rent roll and land in
come of $70,000 a year, and is reported to
bold several million dollars' worth of railroad
Among the orange trees of Versailles is one
more than four centuries old, which was
planted by Eleanor of Castillo, queen of
Ex-Vice-President William A. Wheeler is
apparently Hearing the milestone on the in
evitable road. He is a confirmed and help
less invalid. '
Mrs. Gen. Grant will visit Washington dur
ing the winter, her first visit to the capi at
since sho went there with the general in tho
winter of 18S4.
Mrs. Helen Hunt Jackson's old home at
Colorado Springs remains just as she left it,
even to the withered flowers in the vases ou
the parlor mantel.
WON WITH A BOUQUET.
How Matrimonial Luck Came to m Yoang
French Diplomatist Love's Token.
These Paris boulevard flower dealers,
have wonderful taste for arranging flow
ers. There is one of them. Mme. Lion,
whose reputation is European ever since
an incident with which she happened to
be connected got into the papers.
One of the secretaries of the French
embassy at St. Petersburg fell in love
with one of the ladies of i jnor to the
empress. Unluckily for the young dip
lomatist, she was already engaged to be
married to a very wealthy and titled
Muscovite, but she could not help show
ing her preference for the noble French
man. Thereupon the Russian made such
a scene that the lady went to the em
Dress for nrotection. "Trv and indnc
her majesty to accord your hand to
whichever of us two shall produce the
most beautiful bouquet, said the secre
tary to her, and she promised she would
do so. The empress loved her very
much indeed, and readily yielded, to an
arrangement which promised to be plea
sant in any event. She sent for the
young lady's father, who laughingly
consented to all that was going on.
Then the Russian gentleman was com
municated with, and when he was in
formed that mademoiselle's, hand was
for him who gave her the 'most magnifi
cent bouquet that day fortnight, the em
press herself to be the judge, he believed
he would become her husband and none
other. But the confident in las great
fortune and his own good taste, this
Russian let the days pass, supposing all
the time that his money could buy what
he wanted at the last moment. The day
arrived when the love gauge was to be
decided. That part of the palace in
which the czarina lives was the scene of
great excitement. Even the aristocratic
czar himself deigned to be interested.
while the Grand Duke Alexis was eager
as a child about k. The Russian noble
man advanced and presented an enor
mous bouquet. It was indeed beautiful
it was made up of the rarest flowers tb4
could be found in all Russia and had cost
something like 8,000 roubles. At the
sight of it the young lady nearly fainted,
Surely it was impossible for her dear lit
tle diplomatist to ever excel such magni
ficence. The other ladies of honor and
all those present showed their apprecia
tion of their countryman 8 love token.
With a mocking smile on Lis lips the
count stepped forward, holding in bis
hand two gilded boxes. In politest
language he said that one of the boxes
contained a bouquet for the lady ho
loved; the other held a few flowers which
he humbly begged that the empress
would deign to accept. Then he handed
the two ladies each lffer bouquet, and im
mediately all those present saw that he
had won; for never before was there such
a lovely combination of color and per
fume as m those which be himself had
brought from Paris. For the instant
that the gage had been thrown down ho
applied for leave of absence; it took
nearly two days to get it, and then be
started for Paris. Arriving there he
rode straight to a famous flower shop
and told the proprietress what be wanted
That night at 8 o'clock he was on bis
way back to Russia, and in the largo
basket which he looked carefully after
day and nigbt were niftos, souvenirs de
Mailmaison and gardenia, and these three
most lovely roses were set about with
white lilacs. Such & bouquet was never
seen in the Russian capital and the em
press without delay awarded the count
the young lady's hand. They were mar
ried aud now living in Vienna, to which
embassy he was promoted only a few
months ago. Paris Letter.
A Man's " Percentage of Error."
Professor Holden states an interesting
fact that is not generally known. In the
difficult calculations of astronomy, the
tendency of a man to make errors of too
great or too little results is so regular in
its direction and quantity that it is a
factor m all figuring. A man's, percent
age of error is always allowed for in the
abstruse calculations of the heavenly
This would be a very admirable scheme
to put in force with regard to earthly
bodies. A man's parents should be com
pelled, when he is to be married, to give
his wife a clear statement of his per
centage of error, and I don't know any
factor in the whole affair that would
be half so important or valuable to
know. It might be given rather as a
declination from the perfect upright,
and we could easily fix it by degrees.
James Jones, 15 degrees; John Smith,
ago 45, lived in the country all his life,
10 degrees; William Kobinson, town
dude, 60 degrees, willhavj to be securely
shored up or he'll fall over." That
would be simple, if not agreeable. San
The Diamonds Sold Nowadays.
The bulk of diamonds sold nowadays
are off color, the large, flat, showy stones
being the easiest to dispose of. They are
as a matter of fact, occasionally better
looking and have more fire than bluo
white gems, particularly at night time.
One of these flat stones weighing three
quarters of a carat will have as much
surface as a two-carat brilliant rose-cut.
Of course to a real judge of diamonds
they are not to be for an instant com
pared to a gem of the first water, but
everybody is buying them. It used to
be that circus people and variety per
formers were the only folks who aspired
to such ornaments, but it is not so at
present. I don't know what to attribute
it to, or what the tendency indicates;
only know it is a fact. Globe-Democrat
Chnrch Afloat on tha Scottish Coast.
A floating kirk for the island of Arran
is the latest notion from the north, the
Duke of Hamilton having strictly " ad
hered to his resolution not to allow any
United Presbyterians a place of worship
on the island. The modern ark is to be
moored in Lamlash bay, one of the
snuggest anchorages on the Scottish
coast, and the members of the congrega
tion will be pulled on board from the
shore in small boats, when the ship's
beil rings at the mast-head. St, James
GOING .WKE THE BLACK WALNUT.
a. PI tarn ( BwdwaoJe at CMtfarnls
Adl to lb Lumbermen.
W hare one timber that should be
cared for. We can remamber when
black veiaut was hacked down to burn
is cordwood. After tha groves f that
tree had been slaughtered to fry pork
Same a time that it was so valuable that
an individual tree was worth from f 100
to $500. It is sliced into veneers, and is
to prized by the furniture trade tliat the
process of replanting it is going on in the
certainty that lands used in that way are
an investment exceeding in value a
long-running government bond.
The people of tho east are just learn
ing the value of our redwoods. The
stumps and roots and trunks furnish
soma of the finest veneering material
that is produced by any North American
tree. The time is coming when men
will make fortunes quarrying out its
itumps, in search of the charming curls
which are to ornament tho work of the
cabinet-maker. But, besides this, the
body lumber of a redwood is of great
beauty. Polished and varnished, as an
inside finish it is scarcely inferior to rose
wood In richness, and for use in furni
ture-frames it very nearly reproduces the
beauty and durability of mahogany, with
the additional advantage of being much
lighter, and, therefore, easier to handle.
The great redwood region of Humboldt
county and vicinity has net been opened
long by the lumbermen. If In the
ground beneath it there were gold de
posits ef richness averaging with our
known mines, yet it would be safe to say
that there is greater wealth in this
timber. It is so free in working that
there is no use for which wood is sought
that it may not serve. Its durability in
exposed situations is one of its marvels.
It has been used extensively for posts,
pickets, and railroad ties. The latter
purpose alone ealls for a supply of nearly
1,000,000 annually, equal to over 80,000,
000 of feet, board measure. In a recent
article in these columns on the Hawaii
reciprocity treaty we pointed out the in
terests of our growing lumber trade with
those islands. One sawmill company in
Humboldt employ several ships in that
trade alone, and beside that outlet the
redwood lumber goes to Central and
We have no doubt that this noble red
wood tree is destined to go through the
same experience as the black walnut,
and that in a few years its rioh tiuta and
whorls will be prized in all cabinet work
and be a valued feature in the inside fin
ish of booses. Ui course a large per
centage of the body timber will be util
ized in loss noble ways, but such per
centage will also receive additional
value by its association with the finer
parts of the tree.
It is tame for lumbermen to begin cull
ing and paving for these delicate pur
poses, for fashion once established in the
direction of these uses will call rapidly
for all that can be supplied. The farm
ers of Indiana are tearing down their
worm fences built of black-walnut rails.
and selling the seasoned sticks to the
cliairmaker for prices that will re fence
their fields with pine and paint the
boards and leave a margin of profit on
the operation. It will not be strange if
in a few years the pickets and base cf
many a redwood fence In this state
should bring money to be pay off the
mortgage on the land it isetaeee. In the
eastern lumber regions there is no such
all-around tree as the- redwood. It is
the superior of black walnut for every
use to which that timber is put, end has
every excellence which, inheres m wood
besides. For all these reasons our coast
wise mountain slopes have a treasure in
the redwood, which should make the
owners of it very firm in their holdings
and very conservative in its use, for it is
yet to see ite highest-priced days. San
The Mountain Peaks of Alaska.
Alaska has the highest mountain peaks
of the United States. It has volcanoes
and glaciers, and many of these volca
noes are in active order. The glaciers of
Alaska are finer than those of the Alps.
There is one that extends fifty miles to
the sea, and there ends abruptly in a
perpendicular ice wall 800 feet high and
eight miles broad. Thirty-five miles
above Wrangell, on the Stikine river, be
tween two mountains 8,000 feet high,
there is a glacier forty miles long and
four ot five mfles across at tha base. It
is from 800 to 1,000 feet high, and there
are other glaciers throughout the terri
tory from which great Mocks oonteintng
hundreds of tons of ioe axe constantly
breaking off and falling into the sea.
Cor. Cleveland Leader.
A Discovery ef Mora Microbes,
At the recent meeting of the State
Medical association of Texas Dr. Mc
Laughlin, of Austin, read a paper, claim
ing that he had nade a remarkable dis
covery in regard to dengue fever. Ha
claims to have found the microbe of the
disease, and from his experiments he be
lieves that the same discoveries are te be
made in small-pox, yellow fever, hydro
phobia, hog typhus, chicken cholera and
Texas cattle fever, all ot which can be
mitigated or avoided by vaccinating
with attenuated virus. Jfedioal Jour
nal, Waterproofing- Fabrics with ParsvsBna.
It is found that when paraffine is
thoroughly mixed with linseed oil, cast
into small blocks and eeeied, it may be
used to make any fabrio a cloth, felt
and leather, waterproof, by rubbing it
with such a block and ironing after
wards to equalise the distribution of the
material in the pores. If too much is
not put on, the material may be made to
be only impervious to water, btrt not to
air, the small, greasy poree repelling
water, but not air. Frank Leslie's.
The Way to Become Gentlemanly.
Lord Lytton tells tha story of a groom
married te a rioh lady and m constant
trepidation of being ridiculed by the
guests in his new home. An Oxford
clergyman gave him tlds advicet "Wear
a black coat and hold your tongue."
The groom wae soon orrukleved the
most gentlemanly person in the eoimty.
. 8 i j4
LxaaJ l r -
1 1 1 1 mm
ViiBlli 1 fj
01 i mm
"ill m $
Hi! &l !s
A CUBAN CIGAR FACTORY.
How Hanrv Clay's Name Came To II ,
tTsad for a Ilrand of Cigars.
Just beyond Toyo Don Miguel cnlU. '
my attention to an immense cigar facto'"
with the rem:irk: "An American stak.i
man made Uistl" Then he told me ho. v.
Soon after the great Missouri comprom
contest Henry Clay, who was very mu- 1
broken in health, was prevailed upon i
his friends to vidit Cuba. The Sa;i:
government, learning of this, gu
orders that he should bo received an 1 .
guett of the nation. On his arri val :
tho old Hotel Almy in Havana, in
abandoned, he was received with ext.-.
ordinary civio and military denionsf .i
tions, and a Virginian named licit, :
American litterateur and linguist, th. i.
and now residing in Cuba, was appoiu!.
Mr. Clay protested arainst these ho;
ors as being embarrassing and distrac -
ing to him, an invalid who had vLsi .
the island only for rest and recreatic:.
and he wae finally given the keys of 11 -
city, but allowed to live in peace.
this time there was in Havana a p
struggling cigar-maker named Juli
Alvarez. Ha sought Mr. Clay throt.. .
Mr. Belt and brgged plteoutly to hi: ;
lowed to use his name for a brand
cigars, and that the great cotutnvv
would sit for a portrait te accompany
same. The petition wae so nvd to 1
Clay that it touched him deeply. II
ply through Mr. Belt to Alvarez was:
"Say to your Cuban friend that no:
ing on earth could be more distasteful
me. I will do it, howaver. on the cor.
tion that Alvarez, should it balp 1
gain fortune, never fail to We geuer
and bountiful to all man with whnto .
may bo in bis power to bestow v
It is said that this portrait of Mr. CI .
is the finest one in existence, his ov.
great praise of it being embodied in b
"It is wonderfully ugly, and therefor
wondorfully like me,"
Julian Alvarez, died In Havana lat
year. The establishment which owed i!
origin wholly to Henry Clay's symputli. -for
struggling poverity is the moat note
of its kind in the world. Alvarez' doaU
was mourned by every human being ii
Cuba. He was undoubtedly the m..
generous man, tha siort noble man, i'
most truly grateful man, proven by -,.
innumerable benefactions, ever kn;'
to the Spanish people. Edgar L. Wa'.
man's Cuba Letter.
Tevik Pasha's Oriental John.
Tevik .pasha, Turkish minister
Washington, is not a t urbane d Turk. !
all the same a Mohammedan from v
back. He is short in stature, sonifn-:
stooped from age, haa a retreating fi
head, blue ayes and gray whlskt m.
writer had a pleasant chat with h
recently and managed to extract a In
Oriental joke, the third one he iui.s i
la ted since he became a diplomat.
"It is the belief among the Moli.
madans that if early prayors are -forty
mornings In nooeosion at t
mosque, before any one else arrive.;, t
person so doing shall have good luck a
prosperity. There wee a poor inuu
Constantinople who wm the pictun?
bad luck and improvidence. Ev
morning early ha repaired to the g;
mosque of St. Sophia and invariaV
found some one ahead of him, th:
breaking the charm. One morning, :
usual, he discovered alia earlier da vol.
and, as he proved to be the same ono
the time, he thus apr.ke: 'My frienJ,
am poor and need good luck. For ma;
mornings I have oome hither to pr.i.
each time earlier than before. Givo
a chance, tell me how you got lr
earlier than I every day. To which I
early devotee replied; 'I have two vi , .
WhenI awake in the morning one liri:
me my sMppara, the other my aMu
bowl, and by these wires attend in, -my
wants together I am enablod U '
off earlier for prayers than if I had ci.'.
one wife. The poor nan resolved i
profit by the advice. Ha i;ot Hra anon
wife, and in a faw days discovered I
real secret of the early devotee, viz.: ti
war between the two women made v
early morning prayers at the moeqti.
blessing."--New York Mail and L
The Hssttrf mt Kvary Dalall.
Edward Everett, who commanded
muoh reapeot in e gland, net only .
his great learning and talents but .'
the elegance at bis marines, was o.
asked by aa American how ke bl
mastered the detail ef European
qvette. His answer wae a signilic
"I have never considered any su!
which other people respect as unw n
ef observation. I pride myself on .!
manner even in which I tie up a bio'-
paper parcel. I etndf she etiquette
every country. Exchange.
ueoassfal Cae f akln-ttrmftlng.
Several months ago a a; an at h
Francisco was badly burned by an e
plosion. His limbs, feoQ and hou
wera covered with huge sores which i
fused to heal. Ekia-grafting was r
sorted to, and fully fifty piesee of Hei
from relatives of the sufferer have bee
grafted. Tha flesh from the thigh of . .
live chicken was alee grafted success -
fully. The case is one ox the worst ev-
known in San Franehtoo, and the remi
is awaited with interest by physician.
Why Mr. Uaastn Wor a ltoard.
When Mr. Lincoln, the presldent-el'1'
passed through Iteoheatee la Febru:'
18ol, enroute to Waehlngtoa, ium f.- ,
was smooth shaven. It is paid that
his way from Illinois to Washington
little girl remarked te hi v: "Mr. Line A
your face would not saeas se long t
you woum iocs: pewer u you w r
whiskers." The presiflamt laugl. .
thanked the young mfoe, and went :
way. Thereafter he let his beard gr
Coooanat Treee te tme WnU.
The Indian AgricuHuriet estim.
there are 380,000,009 cocoairut treen
the world, which proiuce lfkOAOOO,1
nuts every year.
J k i
Z 3 S !
j b . -
A . U
3 E'3 B Jl- .