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SE PROVIDENCE, EAT CAROLL PARISH, LA., ATURDaY, OCTOBE 1 . .
VOLUME V. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY,, OCTOBER 21 1L892. ".0 S
AT THE WINDOW.
Mere from my ohalrI sa them go;
The rlch, the poor, the great, the small.
Under my window: they don't know
A LttLe watchman sees them all.
These two are looking--aren't they qumer
They-How do you do?-I guess they se
They wooder why I stay la bhe
instead of ruantag out to play.
My two big brothers and the rest
Are playing there beyond the wall;
My brother Jack can play the best:
You ought to see him curve the ball
And when he makes a splendid play
And I can help them raist a cheer,
My pains and trombles go away,
Md I forget what keeps me her.
Il I could just be well one day.
And go out, too, It would be line,
Well-i ean see the others play
And take their fun instead of mine.
I watch them here from up above
You see it's almost just the same.
I love them so:--and I can love
As well as if I wasn't lame.
-Robert Hale, in Youth's Companloa.
SAVED BY AN ELEPHANT.
A Miraculous msoape from an In
dian Tiger.
OY, what was
the noise under
the house last
night?"
" "Tiger,misses,
he eat up pet
deerlast night."
We had been
some years in
iolt India, living in
a region in
fested by tigers.
and often came
face to face
with these ter
rors of the Jun
* gle. Of late
.' they had been
very troublesome, entering the native
village nightly, destroying cattle, chil
dren and men
We frequently amused ourselves in
the evenings, blowing a bugle and
counting the number of tigers that
would roar ih answer to the notes; and
also to frighten away the Jackals, who
used to come in numbers around our
bungalow and make night hideous by
their unearthly cries. It had been a
hot, restless night, and the first gray
peep of advancing dawn found me
stretched out in a reclining chair on
the veranda, waiting for "chotre
hasra," and. mentally trranging the
coming day's duties. For me the won
derful eoloring of a gorgeous sunrise
had lost its fsascinst:na, yet I lay
watching the shadows creepug and
spreading themselves beneath the man
go and lime trees, when it seeaned a
strange shadosrcrept over the ground.
"What's that?" I cried, jumping up;
but nothing unusual was in sight. Per
haps it was only a shadow, but it
seemed to crawl with the inimitable,
deadly grace that only a tiger has.
Just as the light rose clear above the
fringing belt of cocoanut palms there
came trotting up the path toward the
bungalow, chanting a song, two Sudras
carrying between them a burden sus
pended from a pole, the ends of which
vested on their shoulders The Badras
are the lowest of the four great castes
of Hindooe. They are very poor and
live all their lives near starvation. But
they are happy in their domestic life
and show especial care for the aged or
Infirm. Placing their burden on the
ground at the foot of the bungalow
steps they made a profound salaam,
carefully turning back the cloth from
their load, and lol a smiling old father
looked up at his affectionate sons.
"The great father wants to die on ii
the banks of the sacred river," they a
said, in answer to my question as to a
where they were going. d
"But it is far to the Ganges, and d
many dangers wait in the jungle." h
'Yes, but the great father must rest n
in peace. Has Memsahib seen any ele- v
phants or tigers this moon?" they anx- E
ionsly inquired. tj
"Alas! yes. Three days ago one man h
was taken; last night a deer fromunder b
onr house." .
With a low reverenoe they eaugKht up
the old father and quickly moved down a
the sunlit path and faded from sight in u
the tangled shadows of the orange and tl
lime trees beyond. The silence of ca
-,jarly morning reigned around, broken ec
' _ y by the cream of a parrot or the ec
cry of a monkey. Calling my native hi
servant girl I set out for a walk, and at
followed down the same path taken by a
the Sudras. We had gone about a "*
quarter of a mile when we were s
Sohi
th
go
Al
A ee  tehea caWssxe TEa rAst. jui
sartled by a slight nseI n the path
behind tus, like the breakctg of a wig.
We lmked axousl~ beck, but nothing
-ong of the uadras came clear and di
tiac st ahead. We moved oen a few
(steps but aunter bctward gis ace
she .dsahnget ier sin.the path ,
betwee and thn bngalow. NMder Au
ia my lll have I slt mynesevesg mee a Av
worse Jesmp. I abook all over ti qite
of myselt. It must have been tias
tiger I saw under the trees this moer- **4
lag. We were helpiew. Streage and gl
thoghbtless as it mat seem, knowng ..Y
the oneatt7 to bbedamgeomn w had
gene out unarmed. Tb. Lrst Empate -
was to melp a dash throath the doe
t innsadever to seuh the 1mg
*I 10 USIs 1Splaa g
way possible? Would not the tiger be
upon us before we could reach the
edge of the woods? A movement in
the elephant grass on one side showed
us the tiger was drawing near. We
.p saw his gleaming eyes, his tawny
w coat. Polling myself together, I re
solved on a rush to the path. Clasping
hands with the native girl, we ran
with might and main. A ray of hope
entered my heart. Could we reach the
house? A deep growl on the other side
of the path. Faster we ran. But a
gleam of gold and a pair of blazing
eyes once more between us and home
sent the cold shivers running all over
me, and I stopped short. 1 knew it
was the habit of a tiger to circle its
prey instead of leaping upon or run
ning it toearth. Experience of friends
had shown that the tiger in selection
of human food always seized Europeans
in preference to natives. No doubt I
would be the victim. A low growl
s. near at hand! My heart seemed to
give one beat backward and then came
IT. a sensation of indescribable sickness, a
sinking, swooning nausea, a death-like
feeling, impossible to describe. It
In- seemed I could already feel an arm
being torn of, and darts of fire rushing
through my body. Then came on the
was still morning air the clear song of the
ider Sudras. Perhaps they could help as.
Last It would be death to stand here, and
turning we fled down the path. Just
wes ahead, between us and the dark moun
pet tains, was a small hill surrounded by a
t." pagoda. Perhaps some of the worship
sen era still lingered. The Sudras had just
in reached the steps leading to the idol
in house as we came up. Alas! at the foot
In. of the idol was the morning offering of
;r, rice and fruit, but the worshipers were
me gone. The tiger was in full chase.
ce Again came its roar-closer than be
ar- fore, and now right behind us. Look
in- ing into each other's faces we could see
t e nothing but despair. A sudden scream
aen of parrots and chattering of monkeys
ire aroused us to action. "Up the steps,
l. ladies, the blessed Rhesus will protect
us," cried the old father as he caught
in sight of a troop of long-legged monkeys
ud that are considered holy saints by the
tat Brahmins. In a moment we were
ad scrambling up the broken steps lead- i
ho ing to the idol house.
er "Nana, carry my father to safety
by while the beast eats my flesh," cried a
a one of the Sudras. "Nay, let medie t
ay for him." "
ne "Go, brother! I am the oldest, mine
on the honor," and the younger obeyed. c
-e- We had just reached the foot of the r
he pagoda when we heard brushes break
,- ing on the other side of the bill But <
se there was no time to speculate upon I
vy the nature of the sound, for the old t
,d father cried out: "Brahm, Brahm," as I
n- the great tiger bounded in sight and u
a rushed toward his son. For a moment c
d. b
s to
re
b
THE .INDOO WAS MOTIONi as.
a it stood, head erect, ears forward, tail t]
switching, yellow eyes gleaming and oi
Sscintillating, cruel, horrible. The in- d
don was motionless, expecting instant in
d death. Suddenly the beast, with a aa
harsh growl, threw himself upon the d,
t man, felling him like a log, and stood to
with one paw on the native's breast. se
But he was restless; something at- al
tracted his attention. He raised his gI
i hair on end, laid back his ears, turned la
r his head away and was evidently watch- ".
ing some object in the jungle. m
, At first we could see nothing of the us
a newcomer. Imagine our astonishment tb
a when, from behind a clump of minosa o
I thorn, rushed a "rogue" elephant. On
Scasioally a wild male elephant be
comes a solitary wanderer, either a
compulsory or voluntary outeast fom ylo
his herd, hence their name. They kill
I and destroy every thin i their path,ad ml
are a great terror to the natives. The an
"rogue" charged immediately, head up, ye
ears cocked, trunk curled up. The p.
tiger was ready for the attack, and
springing on the elephant seized him by
the shoulder. A virgoous shake dis
lodged the beast, but agsin it charged, a
and the terrible conliet was well be
gen. I conuld not paroperly describe the
scene. The moments slipped by and the
fight still raged, but there could be no
doubt how it would result. The ele- an
phant was now almost beside Itself
with rage. With a great roar he toreI
his antagonist from his side and hurled
the beast ten feet away in a bunch of
grass, but it was back agaia in an in
stant. The blood poured from a doses
great wounds i tlhe elephant's body. S
At last he lcaught rmly arome tIM
body of the tiger and began to throw _
it backward and forward between hisa
fore and ide , then neln on iThe a
crashing i ito the te at sad witha to
deal kick weant t rapeting infto bthe
Jungle.
We were rnowi re tog homase. The m
old "ro one" had sared oesrives. The
brother who had so nobly risked his
life was nt mos iouslt hurt, and had a
crept away durlsq the gslt. But the
enheeanst was too great or the aged
father, sad tnost mightthere was new
grv under themscred heagn tree
A as
-'Father," maid Farmer Begesh's ifel
s, ba g' to hbaes aother chilL." t
",s ye? Weil, Jea' wait a misute till I agal
ei& abt ehrs lted up fAr ye, wIl ye?. eap
-Weasastonn Star. bel.
-'"I ases's sees semis o oat of mp bait
o today," esmarked the comnpla.ta awn
lag shoemake who dllt beiem bi gtgg
l.4*· sli ufe
be CANADA'S EL DORADO.
The short but BBIat Hll iHstory o Gold.
ml olg In Brltish Calmlbil.
I It may almost be said that the his
tory of gold-mining there is the history
of British Columbia. Victoria, the
ng capital, was a Hudson Bay post estab
an lished in 1843, and Vancouver, Queen
oe Charlotte's, and the other islands, as
the well as the mainland, were of interest
ride to only a few white men as parts of a
it a great fur-trading field with a small In
ing dian population. The first nuggett of
01 gold was found at what is
ver now called Gold Harbor, on the
vit west coast of the Queen Charlotte
its islands, by an Indian woman, in 1851.
an A part of it, weighing four or five
de ounces, was taken by the Indians to
ion Fort Simpson and sold. The Hudson
dn Bay Co., which has done a little
it I in every line of husiness in its day, sent
wl a brigantine to the spot, and found a
to quartz vein traceable eighty feet, and
me yielding a high percentage of gold.
4 a Blasting was begun and the vessel was
Ik loaded with ore; but she was lost on
I the return voyage. An American ves
m sel, ashore at Esquimault, dear Vic
Ing toria, was purchased, renamed the Re
be covery, and sent to Gold Harbor with
the thirty miners, who worked the vein un
til the vessel was loaded and sent to
n England. News of the mine traveled,
st and in another year a small fleet of ves
in. sels came up from San Francisco: but
a the supply was seen to be very limited,
p. and after twenty thousand dollars in
at all had been taken out, the field was
lol abandoned.
ot In 1855 gold was found by a Hudson
of Bay Co.'s employe at Fort Colville, now
re in Washington state, near the boundary.
se. Some Thompson River (B. C.) Indians
t- who went to Walla Walla spread a re
ek- port there that gold, like that discov
e ered at Colville, was to be found in the
,m valley of the Thompson. A party of
ys Canadians and half-breeds went to the
s, region referred to and found placers
c- nine miles above the mouth of the river.
ht By 1858 the news and 'the authentica
ys tion of it stirred the miners of Califor
ie nia, and an astonishing invasion of the
re virgin province began. It is said that
l- in the spring of 1858 more than
twenty thousand persons reached
y Victoria from San Francisco by sea
id distending the little fur-trading post
Ie of a few hundred inhabitants into
what would even now be called a con
te siderable city; a city of canvas, how
ever. Simultaneously a third as many
te miners made their way to the new
k- province on land. But the land was
it covered with mountains and dense
a forest; the only route to its interior for
d them was the violent, almost boiling,
a Fraser river, and there was nothing, on
i which the lives of this horde of men
it could be sustained. By the end of the
year out of nearly thirty thousand ad
venturers only a tenth part remained.
Those who did stay worked the river
bars of the lower Fraser until in five
months they had shipped from Victoria
more than half a million dollars'
worth of gold. From a historical
point of view it is a peculiar
coincidence that in 1859, when the
attention of the world was thus first at
tracted to this new country, the char
ter of the Hudson Bay Co. expired, and
the territory passed from its control to
become like any other crown colony.
In 1860 the gold-miners, seeking the t
source of the "flour" of gold they found t
in such abundance in the bed of the
river, pursued their search into the
heart and almost the center of that
forbidding and unbroken territory.
-The Quesnel river became the seat of
their operations Two years later came
another extraordinary immigration.
This year was not surprising, for one
I thousand five hundered miners had in R
one year (1801) taken out two million P
dollars in gold-dust from certain creeks ti
in what is called the Cariboo district, I1
and one can imagine (if one b
does not remember) what fabulous n
tales were based upon this fact. The n
second stampede was of persons fro b
all over the world, but chiefly from En- it
gland, Canada, Australia and New Zea- it
land. After that there were new P
"finds" almost every year, and the b
miners worked gradnally northward E
until, about 1874, they had traveled A
through the province, in atone end and 01
out at the other, and were working the a
tributaries of the Yukon river iathe i
north, beyond the sixtieth parallel.
Mr. Dawson estimates that the total
yield of gold between 1858 and 1888 was
854,108,804; the average number of
miners employed each year was 2,775,
and thie average earnings per man per
year were 822.--Jullan Ralph, in Har
i per's Msgasine.
A QUEER FARO GAME.
His System Best the Bank, but Woldant
De for rthbqeakes. th
Whenever I see a ro ganme I am re
minded of a story told on Silverpeg, an
old prospeetor. He was a taciturn man,
and spent most of his time prospecting
in Sonora and Arizonma. He got his b
nickname from the fact that one of his de
legs was amputated at the knee, neces- ox
stating his wearing a wooden peg, and an
the additional fact that he was always sa
prospectng for silver. Silverpeg had el
two ambitlms in ife-one 'was to at
strike a rich silver mine, in which at
event he swore he waould make himself wi
a silver leg to replace the wooden one a
he hobbled around on; the other was
to beat sro by his systea His system
was for ertain cards to wnla clear
through sad others to lose in the same
manner. de
For ~yars l hass speat his
ammeownrr~inthout inding tel
a "rlekh silver mes". On the adwat of
winter bewould eans to town sad e-a
dear- to break t tsfar beaks wlth his
qystsm. The day the earthquake oc
crra a was at visps, Sora, eUd
a Iphytagf Haewas splylag his
syteam, ned had bees eopring the All
ii The >iek habd lss three tieea.
SailverpaS wma t a happy mood, as hisE
sstem wee prag a wha lg sue.na i d
-o-_e_ th-Jaek edr up to th. i mit,
bein smsa that his sse was rights
.ad that the jack weidd inme Ur, S rat
M.raia-~ 1b~s.e U.l~ir
players being badly frightened, made a
rush for the door. When they got out
on the street the shock was over. The
his- players, after recovering from their
fright, resumed their places at the
the table. They had been so suddenly sur
tab- prised by the shock that they had
seen not gathered up their checks, which, on
their return, were apparently just as
rest they. had been placed. The dealer
Afa took his seat, made a turn and the jack
lost
t of The shock had knocked the copper off
of Silverpeg's bet, and he had not
the noticed it. The dealer took the bet in
Otte and silverpeg was dumfounded. He
851 saw whaitthe earthquake had clone.
fie His disgust was intense. (lathering up
Sto his remaining chips he cashed them in,
son and turning to the players, he said:
ttle "Boys, I played faro before I learned
ent the Lord's prayer; I have tackled brace
d a games before, but this iathe first time
and I ever struck a bank where Providence
old. stood in with the house. My system
was all right, and if the Lord rad held
on back that shock a few deals I would
es- have broke the bank. I can beat the
V c box, but I can't beat Providence. I will
Re- never play faro again; the odds are to
ith great"
un- Silverpeg kept his word, and no in
to ducement could ever persuade him to
d, play faro.-Anaconda Standard.
ITALY'S HOLD ON ART.
ut
ed, Laws Devoted to the Preservation and
in Propagation of Artistie Work.
ras The idea of putting a stop to the de
struction of art relies first culminated
ion in Rome. Soon papal decrees took up
OW the complaints helping indirectly with
oy. ut doing any great good. These laws
ans treat entirely of the preservation of 1
` antique works of art in public places 1
z. and the disposal of those found by ex
he cavating, so that in less than a century i
of necessity demanded the protection of
he the law to be extended to modern are
ere works and to those in private possession.
er. In 1571 a law was passed in Toscana
e requiring palace owners to preserve
r- weapons, devices, etc., of the founders.
he In 1602 a law followed which for- I
tt bade the exportation of paintings by i
an eighteen masters, and in 1610 Perugino 4
wd as added to the list. Finally in 1624 4
a the papal government took a decisive I
,t step, forbidding by law the exportation I
of both ancient and modern art works
n_ without a previous license. i
From that time on law followed law.
My finally terminating in the famous edicts ,
of Cardinal Pacea of March 8, 1819, and f
April 7, 1820, which hold good in Rome b
a today, and testify to a fine conception ,
of art. They are summed up as fol.
lows: The exportation of art works n
Swithout special permission is forbid b
den; a competent commission is to a
be make an inventory of all imporc e
d- tant works of art, to be respon
d. ble for their disposal and their l
er future state of preservation, and to de
cide whether a specified work shall be T
n exported or not; art works of high e
artistic or historic importance must not b
be exported at all; modern art works
of living artistists are subject to no s
e tax; it is forbidden to conduct excava- R
t tions without permission, and imme T
r diate notice must be given of any find; b
it is also forbidden to make any changes b
on art works without special permis
sion (especially restorations) cr todam-I a
age them in any way; all these stipula- i
tions apply both to the art posess'ons
of churches, corporations, etc., and to
1e those of private individuals.
S IHowever, this general inventory, and a
the restrictions, especially in regard to
P- restoration, are crying demands of sci
e ence unsatisfied as yet-Chautauquan.
A. A Fish With Electrical Power, a
,e M. D'Arsonval has been studying the T1
n gymnotus electricas, of which he ed
n possesses a specimen capable of emit- cc
ating a current, oirather a discharge, of w
100 volts and two amperes, which can M
e be made to magnetize an electro-mag- a
s net The electrical apparatus is under- a
e neath the animal, the positive terminal
being at its head and the negative at LI
Sits tail. In striking its prey it folds p
r Itself into the are of a circle and com
v pletes an electric eircuit through the
e body of the doomed animal. The eo
a gymnotus is found in some of the South ha
a American river. and is ordinarily five th
Ior six feet in length, althodgh occasion- p
s al specimens are found very much pr
a larger.-Engineering Magazine.
-It is impossible to say who are the
wealthiest persons in the world. There b
are a number of Old-W'orld rulers who
are possessors of enormous wealth.
iSome of them have probably more than b
they are aware of, as very large sums on
accmmulalte rapidly. It is said that
there are fabulous sums concealed in y
India and other eastern countries.
These treasures are kept out of sight,
partly from dread of thieves and rob
hers and partly because it is thought by
the owners that they might be taxed or del
have their goods taken from them, su
were the extentof their wealth known.
-Wisconsin, through its World's fair th
board, has asked that May 29, 1898, be tin
designated as "Wisconsin day" at the ne
exposition. That date is the forty-fith fin
anniversary of the admission of the dl
state into the Union, and it desires to gr
celebrate it in an appropriate nmanner grE
at the fair. It is expected that each o0
state will have a day set apart upon bet
which to monopolize public attention the
as ftr as possible. tha
the
--'iThe Chese government has been sn
so favorably impressed with the educa- p,
tional work the Methodist missions are wil
doilg La Pekin that it has promised to nat
,give gotioa supon the railroads or in the
telegrapbh ofdBies to all graduates at a wi
fair salary, and the privilege added of of i
eeping the Sbbath-as great ce- we
son.-Becord of Christian Work the
-The aborigines of the An~asna
islands, a crious and evesunique peo
pi, aM sakid to- be st dlssppesrng.
Al a. them a two of the Iesi a, as
de and emly a <ew ass left n a
third. Only a small namber of dil
do. are berm san they di. in Infamy.
--xMr. sr r--iant a aea, ad
ie biee-8fishthe Seboreasa tI palling tb
out af the waterw? Doasl-."Ysa, ja. bi*
l deedpa Mrs h etytaat bwa ?
Uuu~tq~wgim~ -
s a FOREIGN GOSSIP,.
out
The -There is preserved in Trinalty eel
heir leg., Dublin, the harp whose notes
the were heard in Tara's hall when Brian
sur- Bor was king, and the sight of which
had inspired Thomas Moore when he was
on studying at old Tinity to write his
as famous song.
ler -The Chinese, notwithstanding the
ack fact that they eat the flesh of the dog
and esteem it a great delicacy, honor
of their dqgs more highly and take better
not care of them than any other race of
tin people. In every large Chinese city
He there is a workman whose sole trade is
,ne, that of making coffins for departed en
nines
in. -One of the largest camellia trees
lid: In Europe is that which is just now in
ied full bloom at Pillnitz, near Dresden,
ace and forms one of the sights of, the dis
me trict. It was imported from Japan
ace about one hundred and fifty years ago,
am is about seventeen yards high, and has
eld an annual average of forty thousand
uld blossoms.
the -The following advertisement recent
rill ly appeared in the Western Mercury, an
to English newspaper. "I, William Vivian.
South Brent, hereby give notice that
in- my wife, Bessie Peters Vivian (a tall,
to slight person), has eloped with a mar
ried man who has one wooden leg and
eight children. Public beware; no re
sponeibility for debts."
,,l -A Zulu chief, when you enter his
hovel, remains silent for some moments
ce- and seems quite unconseious of your
ell presence. At length he says, in a tone
up of grave dignity, "Ge saku bona" (I see
th- you), to which you reply in the same
wi way. The longer he takes to "see you"
of the greater man you are supposed to
,es be; and until you are thus "seen" you
x- must keep silence, and appear as much
ry as possible not to be there at all.
of -At a recent drawing-ema in Buck
sr ingham palace, London, Is. Castin
in. wife of the United States e esl at
na Munich, wore, by the queenea spslisal
vo permission, a high-necked gemt. Al
rs, though this may seem trivial to us, it
3r- is a matter of tremendous import to our
by fair cousins across the pond. The oourt
no etiquette has always demanded the
24 decollete costume, and while saome few
ve have raised their voices in mild protest, I
an it has ever been rigorously observed.
. -The Marquis de Lacase, of Paris, 4
has a portrait of George Washington,
P° made by Stewar.t, an Amerclan painter,
t which he offers to lend to the World's
id fair at Chicago. It was taken to FPonce
ie by his wife's grandfather, at one time
'n minister to the United States. As the
portrait is by an American artist it can i
I not be exhibited in the French section,
d but Marquis de Lacaze offers to send it
o ofr if the government will pay the
' charges, which it undoubtedly will do.
a --In the strange little country of Hol- t
if land, the three principal cities are Am- 1
e- sterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. t
e These cities are a peculiar medley of f
Icanals and streets, trees and masts, 1
bridges and boats Amid their ap- t
parent disorder there is more or less of d
' symmetry. Amsterdam is a semi-ccle, a
! Rotterdam an equilateral triangle, and e
e The Hague a square. The difference f
between the three cities socially has t
n been aptly put: "At Rotterdam, for- 1
tunes are made; at Amsterdam, they t
are consolidated; at The Hague, they p
are spent."
A -The piece of gingerbread that was r
thrown at Mr. Gladstonerecently, dam.
d aging his eye and causing a vast amount I
of indignation, has been bought for a e
considerable sum by an enthusiastic ad- 4
L mirer of the grand old man. The gin- a
gerbread is what is known as a "nut," a
a rounded cracker the size of a quarter. h
o The proud possessor will have it mount- ti
e ed in gold and gems. It has been dis- b
b- covered, by the way, that the woman tJ
f who threw it is a very warm admirer of el
n Mr. Gladstone. She simply threw it in a
a frenzy of enthuasiasm, and was very is
much terrified by the result. ti
LONDON FIFTY YEARS HENCE.
SProbabllity That Its lnhabttamts WIn Thea ti
Namber Over eevoeteesa lleass, t
e A committee of the London eounty di
e council, as well a a royal comamiss.lo. Iu
1 have been for some time eonsiderng t
a the means ofat increasing the water sap- na
-ply,which is inadequate even for the a
1 present population. As y y of the oc
works proposed could not be constructed as
in less than ten years, and as it would so
be absurd to arrange for a supply eonly he
just sufcienat to meet the wants of the di
city at the end of that period, it has w
been decided that the works should be p
on a scale commensurate with the It
probable number of inhabitants fifty H
years hence. th
It must be remiembered that the die- y
trict now controled by the London in
county council is less extensive than wa
the area whose inhabitanats ar e qptirely ra
dependent on the metropolitan water pe
supply. The number of persons in hit
this latter area is. f s and
three-quarters millions, and it is p
their increase which meust be es
timated before the quantity of water tea
needed half a century hence can bee- b
fined. The estimates will, of course, he
differ, according to the feetors of he
growth assumed. If it be taken for w
graksted that the British metropolis will
continue to grow at the rate exhibited ha
between the cnsuses of 1861 and irs1i l
then in 1941 it wll contain no fewe tra
than 17,591,648 hana beha gs If, ae~ s
the other hand, we suppose that there- rag
cent rate of progres ema net be kept a
up, and that the metropols hsrsfter
will only eapand by means eof the a
nstural Laerese of birth ovr deaths,
then the platisa fty yearas hmes
will be Is,mse . If, Mly, all amttios 'J
of increase shouald be dregarded, ad art
we should samsplyadd for eaeh desmde be
the precse number of .perom added i. wb
the ten yet pretlag 851, weheal ep
obtain 9,9WW as the pop,-laa of m
1961. After weighing all tim eee - lt'
stios. that aight aset th e lelse- f
tior, the eaemitte o tbs eintyQ s. ea
ei deterfaisd to amps it,, e ae
the mast reseabeMes em a the N m
poplation eof LIdOe Uty yetssu ee, t i
and they aseeedlaly aesnamms~d e
tbe adjatet.e ais antsputanw m Mi
'laEit um 6 to SJhe, was to rbametb
#w~L Iet byL U~swL. L Ihpgm
which in 1869 was appointed for the
same purpae. The latter body eg
d pressed the conviction that the time
was very remote when the population
den of London would be 4,00,000. Yet
dei now, when only twenty-three years
Shave ed ethe metropolitan popoul
hi tion ependent on the water supply Is
nearly 6,000,000. That is to say, the
the rate of increase since 189 has been
dog considerably greater than that pre
nor viously exhibited, and there can be no
ter reason why a corresponding increase in
of the rate of growth should not again
.ity disclose itself. Assuming, however,
ea that the rate of growth will remain
a- precisely what it was between 1881 and
1891, the inhabitants of the metropoll
ees tan district would number, as we have
in seen, upward of seventeen and a half
en, millions.
lis- Contrasted with a eity of such mag.
an nitude all over conalomerotlons of
go, which history bears record shrink into
has insighiicance. By the side of the Lon
und don of half a century hence, the Baby
lon described by Herodotus and the
at- Rome of Aurelian or Theodosiousseem
an but petty provincial towns. Stand
an. ing far outside the eategory of cities,
hat London, as Do Quincey predicted.
Ill, would take rank among the nations.
ar. But what an extraordinary nation from
and an economical viewpoint-with its sev
re- enteen and a half millions packed with
in a radious of seven miles around
his Charing Cross, an area which in a year
eta could not produce enough to feed 1 per
or cent, of the people for two years!
me It is obvious that no city comparable
see in size with the London of the future
me can ever exist upon the continent of
n" urEope until there is a general disr
to rangement of the nations and a univer.
on sal acquiescence in the egime of peace.
ch To such a huge urban population,
massed under supremely artificial eon
i- ditions, the relative security aforded
in by Englandas Insular situation is india
at penable. Paris, Berlin, Vienna must
ii Incessantly contemplate the posability
,. of invasion, and it is certain that no
it ceity containing seventeen millions of
ur inhabitants could withstand a slege
rt The unprecedented magnitude whleh
he London seems destined to attain is due
sw to the fact that its rampart is the sea;
at, and with every year it will become a
matter of more vital moment to make
c, certain thit the British navy imps the
n, rampart safe.-London Spectator.
s FAKIRS IN BRITISH INDIA.
ee rnl and latr or astr a" caus
10 Meak Aaeirame. e mrepeas.
me The IndisA newspapersareeamplahi.
a ing of fakirs who, they say, are a ting
a* to be particularly objectionable as rail
it rad passengers. These holy m are
to generally very dirty, as they cam not
a. spare time from their religious dao
tions and inessmant beging to atte"d
a- to their toilet The fakir is addleted4
e. to the practice of rolling himself in
of filth and smearing himself with die.
a, gusting substances in order to propl
p- tiate the deity he serves. Itishardto
of decide what to do with theme objection.
4 able persons when they apply for tiek.
Ad ets on the ears. The ticket agents
e fear that if they refuse to let the
m fakirs ride it might raise a re
r- ligious disturbance. It is estimated
y that three million of these meadicant
7 priests are in the Indian peninsula.
Most of them are regarded by the wu
ta ropean population as mere humbagsa
r- who are too lazy to work for a living.
it It is believed that may fakidr beaome
a what they are out of sheer religious
1- devotion; for it is hard to suppose that 1
r- any human being, through a mere love
of imposture, would consent to keep
r. his fits closed until his nails grew
through the back of his hand, aor would
hold both arms above his head until e
a the limbs became withered. The Pgen
f eral feeling, however, seems to be that r
SI most of the presentgenerationof fakirs
V in India are rogaesof the worst deserlp.
tics, who use their supposed sanctity i
to make money out of their dupes.
A fakir who applied at a railroad .b
a ticket oflee not long ago llustrates u
the peculiar problems with whih In.
dian railway officials have to deal. He O
had eontraeted the erroneous notion,
r that in order toshow his noctit it was
necessary for him to wear onhis pemsn
Sa greater barden af ehshainsthasprisnm
a convict ever staggered moder. Cha"is
I and Iron bands weae loaded on his pee 1
I son until he could hardly walk. Whm
She asked for a railroad ticket the aRent
Sdid not feel disposed to allow all that
a weight of hardware tobe arried am the
prie of a passenger fare. He thought
it a dangerous prealedent to estabilsh
He thereupon informed the rn-boend
theologian that if he wished to trvel
by that line he must put hisiron ohain
in a box or otherreceptale and fore i
ward them at the ordinary freightdi
rates. In other words, he wouald not be c
permitted to travel unless he stripped
himself of his armor.
The fakir is usually a most voluble C
person, and that particular Speelme
was nothing loathe to argue the ~a
ter. He talked for more tha asb hour,
but could not ehange or softea the
heart of the station agent, and at last I
he betook himself away in madnesas ad
with all his iron drapery wrapped
about hianL The ailrads hasve alse
had considerable trembleb with the is
fkirs beenause they have rfused to
trnspcrt their dvotleal slatruenits lz
fmree of harge. Altogether the fakir ia
regades us troublesome sd apless.
at persomage by all BaLepsana who la
emans in contt with him.-N. y.
The Freaceh avy the lest resort
atomatle rames.hu There arania t
ber f SeBnlos in the rench nae
whbm members aee wilinto mere the d
republil tohe nasry, bat lcaSh f. t
enrisus Seati theta peas is.. op
o in th cvil amn irv e lbd laplyvles. j
eai seb# aeQugssalmeems in rhteiseg 4
ana, and is mdanely ast thas sheae
of tb satis seenray eds em ke al
her of 4smntl~ae-4, A upien aYWM "
flul~iLowd1b AwC·msroa n:
tbie DOMESTIC CONCERNS,
Im --Clean carpets by thoroughly beast
ion lag them on the wrong side first, then
let on the right, after which spots may be
an removed by the use of ox-gall and
aI. water or amonia and water.-Detroit
rIl Frsee-Press
the -Rice and Apple Pudding: Soak
men evaporated apples and chop small. Mix
we. three cups of the apples with one cup
no washed rice wither without one or two
t in spoonfuls of dessiccated eoooannt. Fill
sin even full with the apple Juice pr water.
er, and cook two or three hours in double
in boiler (in a bowl, not in metal). Serve
ad warm or cold with or without dressing.
di- This can be baked in a pipkin in a slow
ire oven.-Boston Budget.
alf -When acids are spilled a bottle of
household ammonia should be kept
hg- where it can be reached conveniently
of at any time; then, when an acid is ac
Lto cidently spilled, pour ammonia over
ma- the spot at once. In the case of mar
iy- ble, all acids attack the lime and unless
he the ammonia be used instantly, a
Pm rough surface will be the result. I
Id- know of nothing that will restore the
es, polish to this rough surface.-Ladies
4d. Home Journal.
I -Turnip Tops: All through the south
'a there is no salad so much praised as
turnip-tops. The tender young leaves
are freshly gathered and thrown into
cold water. The pot is put over a brisk
fire, and in twenty minutes the greens
' will be boiled. Take them up is a
vegetable-strainer, place them in a
e vegetable-dish, add a small lump of
r batter, and cover the turnip-tops with
of poached eggs. Sprinkle these last
with pepper, and the dish has a very
- appetizing look,and is extremely whole
- some.-Harper's Bazar.
a -Scraps: There are so many ways
a of utilizing scraps, and odd pieces of
ud meat, left from roasts, eta, that none
6' should ever be thrown away. Despite
at the ignominy and riicule which our
y humorists would have us associebte with
n0 the oft familiar term '.hash," we end
of that most people are really quite fend
' of good hash. Both lean and fat most
Smay be ned, chopped fine, and thor
e oughly mixed with nice mashed potato
Sin the prtportion of one-third meat.
a Season with salt and pepper and fry
- quickly in a hot spider, turning and
Sstirring often, but do not cover and al
low to steam; serve hot.-Hosekeeper.
-2oeague Sandwiches: Boil the
tongue the day before you wish to use
a it, when tender throw it in cold water.
in a few moments it will be cool
Senough, take out and peel, set away
g until next day, iclee and chop fine, put
I- In an earthen bowl; add enough sweet
Scream and melted butter to make mnolt,
it If not salt enough add more, Use
Sbread that has been baked oae or two
4 days, never that which is just baked,
Scut very this in even sliss, spread two
a slices with better, then with the
Stonge and press together. When
Sready to serve t in fancy shapes, da
o mond, oblong, etc. Lay in a pan and
" cover with a towel until ready to use.
L -N. Y. Observer.
e NO REASON FOR DYEING.
1An eIir Is esaLUa I It Is sIt Well
It almost goes without saying that a
well-bred woman does not dye her hair.
If in some moment of, I was going ti
say temporary insanity, she should be
induced to do it, although it would be
Smortifying, and she will have to permit
herself to look like a striped ashe for
a short time, still it will be wisest to
face the situation and allow her hair to
grow beek to its natural olor. The
Sfancy for blonde hair, which eas been
iredited to thm iact that the beautiful
empress of the French posseesed itmay
really be traes as for back at history
goes. It is always said thm Ee was a
blonde, while the hair of Venus was, so
it is told, a perfect golden. Leeretia
Borgi, Lady Mrebeth, Queen Elias
beth, Anne Of Austria, Marie Antlnatte
were all light haired. However
this does not make less mardal
on' the beauty of dark latr,
which from the jet blaek, which
shines like ebony, to the dark browa
with its glints of golden not beasur
passed. The exaplanmmaon as to the df
ferenaee int the hair is told very nly
in an old book. It is saiMd: "That
Heaven seat upon earth may women
with goldten hati so that they might
charm the other ihalf eO hmaity,
Seeing this, the devil, who hates men,
sent cooLks Thes with their saaes
and ragots, diorded the humans liver
and prdced the 4eir~d resault-drk
skin sad hair." However, the color
most esteemed Just now is a shy
blonde, a shade that no dye will pro
dague, and whlebh, as it must lhave a
clear white coemplexton asecompaying
it, as well as black brows and lashes, Is
oneted a rtises rt eaee the most pe
enllar san artistieagtrast. All hair is
beahtitil thst i ell eared for, and if
it be rameibed that smooth ernmps
are best saited to dak halir and auty
ea to litht, not somany mistakes will
be made in arraging the cotlur.
Ladle' Home JournasLt
The Proper ot silk stockinsl
is a mttar ol fat, now that they
arM eemeemly worm. Whiteslre stoek
ing shotald be waed ta st ro lather
made of eastile ap or any good white
soap sad warm water. Lay the steak
h1s ia the lathw sad rub te siled
gently wis tah imeds. Ths
m wy threagly to freasth
fros all eas Wring them dry i a
cloth, tuinhg them wrong side oat,
When thy ar asaot dry straQteh and
rtab them te hads to ake thaw
acoth sad inag the in shae, bat
do inot l~pea Bfhek stokaing may
he wa m tted ds ma wa~, t sheuld
45 with a o Ml Jia, atwaga makng
th se oe wap to saks them
lr ad s .ip It his great uaq
to han' day stocrings,
eia ad4 a the ap
tpn$~CBbr 4liem

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