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SVOL. I. NO. 19. TALLULAH MADISON PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1884, TERMS: 82!.W PER YE\I?.
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Sensible Suggestions on Pre
Make Varies. Articles ot Fam, Ap
- l keren the Uighter aid Cheaper Ma
gIse pcnous talk d Pke andL etln
[ -i*fthe- werethe every day wear 4cf
, wmen-bhat in reality the drcns of
Sthrifty housewives, or the
Swhich they are seen bIy 1 u-bands
c-daildren, ih of somethil in .xpen
,pretty, and diare.' 'ltle' untidy
.lg wrapver is a ing of the pest,
it pretty designs' for short
dedmses have taken the place I
O of the prettiest designs for a house
is the My .illa it gives tie' eict
spqure yoke; it has a puffed front
shirred back, whicl relieves it from
and when made of veiling is
enough for an alternoen home
i inIexpensive dresi , appropriate for
-lm oa and evening, may be armnged
pillag and malin-de-laine;
the eGita fi bordered
tetal lace; the tunique of mualin
e, drpd off at the sides, falling 1
ladnupery at the back. Elbow- a
and V ahaped neck.
polosaise, or polonaise-dress is
ra the "e inted in
o(goods gathered or plaitel
Iek, which must be heavily lined 1
it tbs proper carriage. This new I
is esirable for firm goods.
awas ad musin, also eatins
suprior finish, make them more
thebposier gdes of lUks.
iSpanish guipure lace is of
ms culdare, apd trim. eaquis- I
-w beige colored lace trims pon- I
s al" laceis usedto trim plea
to "militaire" collars.
also made of many colored
metallic shades, including
geld and silver. They are n
be designs on black.
sad nipeattes come in cream- i
tlile, embrodered in merlet
a*s.intended to be worn with
wth open fpont--equare cut or
eI jabts are made of white
Uone of black or col-.
colors of cloth are duplicated .
Tirashi e e, so as to give a
come in lovely "Popweaour"
with accemsoaies of pinLk e
color combined beautifully
. gll sIters tt or of
mgbolderies in guipare styles I
s are made of chapgeblee
'and bound with vetve; '
of ibbo-velvet, in.
hose-hair crowns bshould
covered with sml Se1
f b4eer ddae
)1h wires l ba tterdues Wbch, .
ane them ews
adi of frc ,g are combined
iek very tio'smll toll- a
,he . mrqa • a ti
a Rline- talld eoetbne '
bveht fu mpotes
home nued on round hate
lte isthe bai ac
th. ant of jet;uY the cap, gold.
b ove the u helm a bi d ssn
st eb n · hd !;do
sad ia l Jesey glove.,
*95m m , .
A lady living at Morrillton Ark., is the
lively widow of eleven hus ds. The
igible bachelon of that town tau ser
ou.y of fleeing to the North.
Tle editorial opinion of the United
Statesso far as heard from, is that, in
tingMrs. Kilgere to the btar Jude
Terated like a gentleman and a
Five thousand alligator hides were
shipped from Orange, lesas, in one week
recently. The killig of alligators for
theireins is quite an industry alongthe
An old duck shooter calculates that
breod bil fly at the rate ofthirty-five to
110 miles an hour, and other varieties
i from.foj -fve or Mfy to e~aty -:nd 100
- hat haeen. agreed= byathorities in
Paris to purchasean estate in Algeria tor
ume as an agricultural school for 200 inm
digent children.. The probable cost o
the estate iA 1,100,000f.
Allen Giflord and wife, of Easton,
Washngton County, N. Y. will celebrate
at Christa the seventiethe aPnersary
their wedding. If life is sparto them.
He is 9Sy are old, and sheis 89.
The man in Macon, Ga., who bough
of a confectioner for $12 the right to eat
all the eandy he wanted for a modth, has
reluctantly seen the dlose of the thiltieth
day Not so the confectioner, for the
eater consumed $21.75 worth of his goods.
The etylp of wearing the hair, is now
"up" and ladies say it .equires an im
mense amount of frissing, curling and
manipulation to draw the hair into three
bows on the top of the head and to have
a .he*,ff dro carbs hagging down the
nape tithe nc "
The milleananiiees orti to the Rev.
Dr. Wild, of Toronto, will iegin in 1935.
en life will he so prolonged that a man
at the age of 100 will be regarded as still
in his irtancy. This* is' %tift qp
But we remember 'that nada i the
home of Wiggins and Vensor.
SA-ir.--& TArz. .
Hs nuter Tirade Atsat Domeeie se
Mr. Talmage preached a scathing ser
mon in the Brooklyn Tabernacle yester
day morning on the camuse that led to
the financial earthquakes in Wall Street,
"There are men who gather fifteen
fortnes under their wings," mid Mr.
Talmage, "but their dismay when these
fortunes return to their righttil owners
shall be like that of the hen on discov
ering that she has hatched out an aquat
ic fowl. Wall Street has seen the coron
ation and the burial of tens of thousands
of fortunes, and it is tilled with tip-top
"I'd like to put the ploughshare at the
curb -na front of Trinity ChurIh, and
drive it through ,this accursed, narrow,
nirclditectural way, and not stop till all
the cobbleone of perdition were
hletd ate th t*i at the farry."
"Do you want to know what eased
the panie?" sereamed Mr. Talmage. "It
is the extravgance in odern society
that coanpelis men to spend mord money
than'they can-make. [Applema~.9.0oe.
times the man is to, blame, pometumes
his wile, sometimes both are to blame."
tfom of laughter.
"here are a e ip noutcru
seud Mr. age,"who ca
pay their mnt d ey owe everybody
in their mwihborhood, moving away
with the asistance of a carmPan whom
they wil never pay. There am 5,000
suir hieves inB yn."op te
finer your ho aqd 'the finer
yotr casiih e the etter 1 Lkew o, but
if you're lthoplessly 4bt fo hem get
down and walk like the rest of us."
[I(aghter.] "It is estimated that thers
are 00 women in, New York whose
mtraing s prel cost,,n an average of
over $2,000 a year. Why, it's fashionable
now to wipe awy the tears that we shed
in church with a $l~6 pocket Mpndker
"Thedeath of man who re thus ex
travaant t so ebodyele' expense,"
thundered Mr. Talmage, "is grand lar
ceny. They are robbithe undertaker
doctog.pthe dpctor~is.the no
ibo1 "e d'ithddcte of his" aliqrs
and the other of his piih. Such men
deserv to have their bonet g to the
medical tuseutm to piay the expenses of
their burial. And whben you think yo
me f0ang to die you send for tbe minis
ter to post him on what he shll say at
yeot hneIl I tfiyl*p'nst ytik' excel
I PSmNAL FUW .
Tw J i~e.g~ toid the bi
Tues lear Aatiml glneal at
mry, and: isfood of Aetion.
t8aa t has, .igned a contractm to
tel w fLa hkes an imoportant
Indiuas, is a polle oadbcer at
1mf Bomaarte who isno
SMIW the spring-like name of
the who i nomiarted for
* HlerhW work "ate ar," was
heo am oaing from
ym. Heasell, ua con
w~eflY,. I_ " '
.wM an A w bo is
The r.ape s4fl bark. l rea
sio r N le*Yk l h SidII it
ae tsieent pipe-mpoer a1llher days, and
e believes that if she had been equally
addicted to whisky and opium, she
weuld have been born at least five years
b arOPID WER Aw OLD LOw.l
An xmshsheM risms Vien Ve amsea"
Smain ihn iashms ao ai.'
r Harriet Golder is a charming, viva
cious little English girl. Her a ge is just
seventeen. She was Imn in the village
ot Whitney, England, and lived there
until she was about fifteen .years of age.
Then her parents secured her a position
in the dressmaking establishment con
ducted by Mrs. Robinson, in the village
of Frodingliam abort fifteen miles from
Once a week the young girl would pay
a visit to her parents in Whitney. She
generally talked the tflstance, as no
conveyance was handy. It was during
one of these journeys that she became
acquainted with William Gerdely, a
handsome young farmer,, who lived in
the village of Holton, about midway be
tween Whitney and Frodingham. He
generally accompanied her on her jour
neys, and as be became better acquainted
with her he fell in love with her. Ap
parently she liked him. Six monthsago
Harriet's parents both died within a
week. After the burial of her parenta
Mrs. Robinson offered her a permanent
.4ome with her. This kind offer she ac
cepted. The only dIrwback to her som
plete happiness was the fact that she
could po more meet Gerdely, whom she
had crie . to care a great deal for.
Finally he pebed entirely from her
mnind. She would have lived in her new
position, lt foor t)B tte$np of Will
liam R6binson, the son of the lady whom
she was working for. He said he loved
her and wanted to die for her. .Je ap
peared to fbel deeply hurt because she
would not give him a chance to die for
her. iis mother took sides with him
and between them both the poor irl
finallyconenuted to marry young R
son. The puptials were celebt1ed at the
home of the groom two months ago -
About two weeks ago Hariet took a
stroll over to Whitney to hit new home
for sbi lothing w hich led
her bf ljr fecead h U.,:O&5hq
way she met young Gedely. It was a
year since they parted. .Whe she told
him of her marriage she turhed pale.
Then he fell on his knees and implored
her to fl with him. A sudden impulse
caused the girl to acsecede to his request.
They went to Liverpool. They were
just in time to secure pamage on the
By means of detectives her husband
learned that she had led to New York.
He at once tel e to &iperltend
ent Jackson, of Castle Garden, asking
him to detain the girl on her aurmvatsa
retmrn her to England. Whenthe'likit
antie arrived her on Sunday Detective
Groden was on the pier. HA saw the
pair and recognised them at once. He
arrested the girl and brought her to the
After a long talk with Superintendent
Jaeks· e girl epenjed~f tah
step. as-'ed to be d tobg
land. Her return ticket was proured
for.her on the stemeship Wyoming, and
she started back yeterday.
Gerdely, with whom she eloped, has
been a constant visitor at the qarden.
He did not know of the chang which
bad taken tlaee in the girl. He will
bably be very much surprised when
learns that the Y.o Wirt has gone
beek, as he still believe she is detained
"Bangel- indeed ' exclafmed Mrs.
Crimsonbeak to her friend, Mrs. Yeast,
who had suggested them; "even my
husband wants me to wear them, but he
ean't pull the wool over my eyes in that
way --Yonkers Statesman.
She was admiring heselm an&I $25
s bonnet. "Do yon think itbeo
ih, dear ?" she ot her ysapg hue
bead. "Yes, I ro,". was his response.
"I think it beconaing ver y decddedly
dear."-Vncinrati S~turday Night.
Bi gilt'darn'a needles sad big lIlt
pins are the latest hncles for bonnet
sad hat decorations. After this a man
w~Ioashhs3lasmlf dowa so peoealen
ously on the hbed where his wif's hat is
Ther.i .l one thingthat an akI
mae hisd a circe-two eireases
wa who had to ive up her chance
of iut at a fshohinae weddi be
New York a woman is pa 6 ceats
Aag'nkl a shirt ad thepaperpeak
oit as an ontrage Yet he iVermoat
a stoman notulydwe'' aemet Ai
if her husbad doesn't swear
at the way it Atas.-Burlington
ale and wan Hintstooealng
Sin~fls&Wd hmns lkncdhl o Is
S rre y dnving at these days?"
ti busins~," rseplied the Hint.
"What's W u;#~ · • ,...
Oh, I umd to ,. try
p~ owa t* esa taea
t·h md easm.'r
ONLT gOINo TO T n OATS.
Liei a bell of bla~s y"see
Wih th e faiinter hall of feet,
SComes the anwer satly bkwar,
IdI" tn der watcher waet,
While t '. htby queen outrens her,
"O,:i o gstothe gate."
Through the moonllght warsm and scentetd,
Love to beautybreaths a sigh
Always to depart reluctant.
Loath to spea the wordsaod by:
When the same low echo ers,
Waiting love of older d
And the maiden whispers sitty,
, "onl solingto the ate."
Oh these gates along our pathwy,
what they bar outside gad l
With the vague outlook beysad them.
Over waves we have not been.
How the stand befort, behind us!
Tolgaes some, with price to pay
SpJ'lg gtes some, tLhat sbet forever:
Cloud gatee some that mt away.
oe pmm thnem soling upwl
O our Jonray. e bo
To the distant sintng wicket
Where each traveleritoes alone
Where the frienms who journey with us
Strangely falter stop and wait;
Father, mother, child or lover,
"Only golog to the rate."
Tlg FeOrCe OF HABIT.
Efxpese.ee of a Gotham Car Coad actor In
"Cana!! street!" called out the conduc
tor last night on a Spruce street car. The
car came to a sudden stop and the riders
all looked around with amawment. "I
mean Broad street!" exclaimed the con
ductor. Half a dosen passengers, who
had appeared bewildered, then got up
and left the car.
S"Confound that Gotham conductor!"
exclaimed the driver, as he unwound the
brake and gave the horses a cut with the
hip. "He'll set me crazy."
"Varick street! Oh, excuse me, Thir
teet:h str°.tl" again shouted the con
"There he goes again," commented the
'~What is the matter with him?" asked
a paletager, who was standing on the
y the company has imported a
batch of conductors from New York and
pot them on here."
"Sixth avenuel Oh, excuse me Twelfth
"Whoa. 8ay y we're in Philadelphia
not New york" stuestedthe drivqr.
,'That's all riht, pard. iI remember
"Yes, I was saying," resumed the driv
er, "the company has given us a lot of
new conductors and they can't fbt their
lives ramesbir that thities ir -Phila
delphis. I would not run gother day
with one of them for the as Hearhim.
Say, you fellow back tlere, . yo collect
the niekles and I'll yell out the streets."
And so it was agreed much to the com
lrt pf the passnger.
m.Lsa I, e a. t IL .
A little girl calls her good 'lae "par
The man without a future-a busted
8omnatanbalimn is believed to be
uneonscions trane action.
It is the feeblest mustache, as well as
the sickliest child, that gets -the most
People learn wisdom by experience
A ama never wakes up his second baby
to ee it laugh.
A Zola belle is like the. proverbial
prophet. She has not much on'er in her
In the social drcles bf the chicken
rdleethe lines e very distinctly desaen,
o each hasher own set. ,
Jay Anderson says she is not afraid
of ismarck. She must then feel conf
t that she doesn't contain trldhtlkte
Thu trmt sson ie at its senith, and
you can nowatch a fve pound trout
with a two hundred pounJ liar almost
any day in the week.
A Baltimore swell went to a k"ney
drae ball a a donkey and, his friends
say it is the ait teb.e.haq ever faijed
t make an a sn ofmc iiW .'
"W.Ua kt ' wante" in this countryt '
said.thab Mae asbe taindned the weu.
i .setpldatbd." . . ... -
SEMV1ATIO O r TrN oWrgra.
A Few emarks thea Remetelse d as .
"A.r you acqunalinted with the habits
of toe 9yster" Inquired a Sd-loqkingg
m "i-o'a higbt-looking darkey, on'e o
theeewrfan oyster sm.1k, lyig st
Dohk Smt waMr, terdy.
"Dean know Vas yer mesas.by hblts,
-'oe Dg ter sw berry quieL.
say nothin'. Whitse man kin aln
'eat 'im raw, sna' o#.yster k..er ,
puu ordoes he onceal hitse
wo.nrwno., bti . y -st
a o r w- . s ,.b- ......
-it Um s lsesas Eesuies a
wa emedn p Igm twMd lam Ito
I buha~helf bf lm lM e
~ ~.Mb &gwuL Hwbe
East and married a widow, who had one
widowed and three old-maid daughters,
and brought them all out here. Then
the old man entered a claim, and the
daughters, four of them, all entered
claims alongside. So there you have it.
The old man practically owns 800 acres
of good land. He built the girls shanties
on their claims, and they live in them
enough to satisfy the law, but the whole
thing is done under the superintendence
of the old man, who is an old reprobate
I ear. I asked him if the *idbw'he
married was good-looking and amiable
and he replied:
" 'Oh, no; I can't say she is. I would
a heap rather have taken one of the eirls
and I may yet, when the old woman is
gone: but business is business, and the
only way I could get the whole family
was to take the mother first.' "--Chicag:
WOMAN'S SIXT;rH , s
The aabtle Seaom blhg thamt Brigs Ab't
Here is a singular instance of the work
ing of that subtle, fine sixth sense, which
is apt to affect women more than men,
and which is so mysterious in character
that we often incline to deny its exist
ence at all. A lady sat sewing quietly-in
her sitting room, anti in an inner cham
ber the nurse had just put the baby to
sleep and laid her in her besinette. As
the nurse came out of the chamber she
said to her mistress:
"The little thing is asleep for three
hours, ma'm, I'll warrant."
The nurse went down stairs, and for
about a minute the mother sewed on.
Suddenly a desire seized her to go and
take the sleeping child from its crib.
"What nonsense!" she said p. herself.
"Baby is sound asleep. Nurse just put
her down, I shall not go."
Instantly, however, some power stron
ger even than the last, urged the mother
to go to her baby; and after a moment,
she rose, half vexed with herself, and
went to her chamber. The baby was
asleep in her little bed, safely tucked in
with soft white and pink blankets. One
small hand was thrown above the little
brown head. It was half open, the ex
quisite fingers slightly curved, and the
panlm as rosy as the depths of a lovely
"My babyl'whispmed the mother, ad
orin the little sleeper as mothers will.
"My own little baby!"
She bent over suddenly, a third time
impelled by that mysterious force which
was controlling her, and for no apparent
reason took the sleeping baby in her
arms and went swiftly into the other
room. She had scarcely crossed the
threshold when a startling sound caused
her to look back. Through a sling cloud
of thick gray dust, she saw that the ceil
in above the baby's cradle had allen.
burying the hbP of rosy blankets and
lying hvist ofal ppo that spot wheae
but for her mystic warning, her little
child would even now be lying.
wouIuUD ADOVT 3ss WRALTr .
A anuse m asteW to, a ParWem arr,
resh weTmS nar.
One of Bradford's bookkeepers bad a
deposit of 500 in the First National
Bank on Thursday. He iWs affected
with the panic fever, and when .the I
crowd stampeded %r the "run," ,toe
clerk wm..s eae $ 6 m oaut
hms' precous rolli A 4 hb stood at2 .he
desk couting it over a looker-on ap
proached him and said:
"Got your money all msae, I see."
"Oh, yes," eplied .the lerk. "All
-Wely said the lokeresen; "what are
you going to with it how? Do you Itgw
that to-iit'tto city will .be overrun
with picpocktet. and burglars? No
man's house will be. alte from bturglary
anid they are lible to kock you down
Sad rob you on the street."
., W"Geat BScott Do you believe that?"
eo lajed the erk, as he clutched the
W'f ft1 leoAvulsively, while the perspi
alofI started out on his iae. "What
shll idowith it? Yeou wouldn'tadvise
me to pet itieck in ihe bank-I can't
risk that ' '
"'Oh, no," maid the looker-on. "Mv
dice is for you to go traight home.
Tkea bucket of cold water and stiin.
acoul of bandias ofsmt. Oive p
b re ngkod amnd The..gd ore
perused seond-eydedsd "L "ad _-i
F' a verd westai fr, oto tia rs ngo,
pe m "reobf le ehmd a . eei~l o9ChaIng.1
_ver. w-a.ay in t paragoi.;,
istse .Intasests la cannas rl
bkl*. -I wa pr.i 's.the hk
7 auep , e,,, isumeI eeilthe'
leof the bakin hours. Thedir
.atpd t.ifelbLfl: ete.
tr·'54 '6frr lira
had so aroud -t sbig line
*.o('em. It sk thsee, u .to,
brask d w .1 a iho lush. thst I tbs
ha ooof wtha
wr do we e d Pd sad4 the
e AN EAR IFOR MUSIC.
e What a Spider Was Obeed to do Under
I the N J..e of the Tualagferk.
A great many yers ago a prisoner of
$ state, who was allowed to cheer the soli
a tude of his dungeon by playing on his
e flute, discovered after awhile that every
time he played a great numbers of spi
e ders gaihered abort hiuh. Since then
e the liking of spidets for music has been
proved. I myself had cften wished to
N play for a spider audience, but I was not
s well enough acquainted with any musi
e cal instrument to toax a tune out of
A scientifie gentleman of Europe gave
gave rie a valuable hint by an elperi
nient of his own. He eeda tuningfbrk.
Now I can play a. taninglork as well as
anybody. I procured a tuningfork, and
then sought out a spider. I found a
handsome, brand-new web. and. though
I did not see Mistress Epeira, I knew
she must he at honie. Epeira diadema
is her full name, though most persons
call her a garden spider. It is she who
r makes those beautiftul, wheel-like webs
which festoon" the rosebushes and trees.
I As I have raid, Mme. Spider was not
- visible. I anew, however, Fhe must be
in her gossamer parlor, which is attach-.
ed to her web.
s Here was a good chance to try tuning
s fork music. I rapped the fork on a stone
and in a momneat a soft, melodious ham,
filled the air. I touched one of the
e spokes of the web wit, the fork. On
the instant, madame flew out of her par
r lor in great" haste, hesitated a u.oment
at the out edge of the web, and then in
stead of going straight to the tuning-fork
ran to the very centre of the'web.
When thexe, she quickly caught hold
tof each of the spokes oneafter the other,
t and gave it a little tog, as a boy does his
fishing line to see if a fish s hooked.
Each was passed by until she came to
- the spoke upon which the humming-fork
r rested. There she stopped, and it was
easy to see she was excited. She gave
the whole web a shake; thentuedat
s the spoke again. "Hut~.-am-m, still
s ang the fork, rather faintly now, how
e Madame was satified. Her mind was
made up. Down she darted and caught
Sthe end of the fork ib4leawet·'i-l*
Stred to bite into the hard metal, and at
the same time she spun a web of silk
around the. two prongs, which by this
L time had ceased vibrating.
I pulled the fork away, and Mme.
e Epeira retired in disappointment to the
centre of the web. But.if she was disap
t pointed, so was I, for I was satisfied that
r it was not the music of the fork that bad
r attracted her. Unfortunately. it was al
B together too prolable that she mistook
i the bum of the fork for the buz of a fly
-a sort of music no doubt very sweet to
Time after time I repeated the experi
mentwith the fork,touohigin turn each
B spoke of the web, and each time Mime.
Spider was deluded into trying to cap
ture the tuning-fork. It wat odd that
she did not learn wisdom by repeated
..Upee T or Thsbt.
Many people have aotaced the re
markable quickness of thouglt in dream
I ing, how a long story, with many details
and extending over a great perioi of
time, *1i flash throfgh the mind in a
few mianutes, but they eeldom hd6fe any
'th 4feven spproximatelv meaering
thb quicknees with which they sometimes
dream. There is now going the. roqud
ef the press a stody purporting totell the
dream of a'railway engmineer, which, if
I true;allbrd s a means of mnetdketnent,
and the story itself has every appt r
ante of being i gegquiuv relation of ex
The engineer had been without sleep'
and on duty form b. hon , mand at last
fellasleep atlis post. 'Tt,he ceanu
ed quite an elaborate story of an aecn
dent resultin.from : a sltfuitoh of thain
ordem; how he studied over thle words
of the dispatch. trying to make out their
teaniag, sad.thse·how, his tiaiu com
aig lute coliption with another, he was
t thrown biekinto his seat in the cab
With his hand odi the thirttle.
r At that inptant eCnsoiusmneus return
. ed, and ihe found that it was all a dream,
. and that plthiegh his train was travel
r Itg thb tjof 4 tle.ea ea~ur it.
Shad gone on12t eet while tje dret,
Sos paslg U nh his uliad, this dis
i haqe being fied bythe oitio f the
I taLn with rspct topignal ligWs on.the
I line. T'his is interiing part 'of the
t' ."ry 2ritthese taturdfh ,st are ap.
i 'mlLn: q .Ludie. ;he,, .'prouphet"..i
gICOPrIqueu; fa pt chaste,-,rJ.
th y% tl s nesida 'h oses iio tieo i .
he is permitted to Aise bhdn
a *nd&i~macspea thode b'' grel
aijIr seoen , ,tIn a-- I, tietA. and
tdie an seat by llai a...raefoun 4p;
hd.- f1e bnasqomelfo edecation, as jt
is a7eri od in e thEa; that ,. be
e 'and vtit , and is weP- vered" in
the akra and the -eOanesitatoes ile
r rties. of li*.~e ' t- t peiame 6
.juttaire no mber of wif.
r _ s , le . l . Be taksm
I B dPeI rwha t 1 cis ot
a uwabd eat
S ed whidh bdivid the sas ap
which he wears under the turban, and
inflicted an ugly wound. For some-tit' .
after the battle le did not appear in puol
lic, and it it- suspected that the wound
may have had something to l,! with tht,
extraordinary inaction of the Mlahldi'
forces since tfhe defeat of Gen. llicks.
Mohkmntd Abane-is "a tdtal abiii
nence maq of ~jq pwWt water." Not.
alone are wine and Al1 aois of spiritn
.ops liquor forbiddep, lwt even tiw, musmn
Jmrniess enjavinents of tolaceo anti cl(i
aee ar anantima, and wvev Ikenaltie-,
inflicted on any ,me eliscover-etl usiIn
the fL'hidden luxuries. Oneo-f the refo
gee nerchants now at lknm.'l:t relates
that having been caught bly sohe o( th..
Mahdi's soldiers sneoking a ci.:arette h '
was seized, brought lefore t he InlheLt,
and sentenced to receive i,,tne hlircldr.
and fifty linhtes, which were ulty admili
Youth ' Cominpaion.
Ayearser twoago an old lady lied in
an inland town of New York, whase for
tune and family gave her a high social
position, but who bore among her neigh
bors the odd sobriquet of "Grindstone,"
because, as they explained, "All the tern
pers and tongues of the town were sharp
ened by coming near her."
In her youth poor (rindstone had
been a beautiful, warm-hearted girl.
But she had a keen eye for a~y ridicu
lous trait in others, and a scathing, mer
ciless wit in exposing it.
the also had a lpeculiar talent which
is attributed to Theodore Hook, of ex
temporizing verses, each of which sasir.
ized soume person present. At every
party she was called on for such a song,
which was received with loud applause,
and laughter. But each verse of that
cost her a friend.
The girl (like hundreds of other girls
who are making the same fatal error)
was not ill-natured, and did not mean to
hurt anybody by her cruel jests. She
only craved admiration, and mistook
the amusement she caused for homage
to herself. It is probable that ise died
not knowing, why, .when her fqrnier
school-mates were happy wives and
'l46there, she had been left alone to a
bare, titter old age, with neither friend
In every social circle there may- e
found some young girl-usually bright
and clever-who asuumes superority to
the young people about her, and delights
in "taklng off" their peculiarities and
In places of sumnler resort, where.
co•nmmon sense would suggest that people
go to be friendly and happy together for
a brief month or two, there is a.wavs a
family or group who hold themselves
aloof fromnt other people qye their com
panions with ill-naturedamusemaent, and
apparently ftnd their highest enjoyment
in satirizing them.
These unfortunate wits never are con
scious that they themselves art the losers
and the only -real victims of Ibefr poison
ed arrows. All happy, genial enjoyment
goes by without warming them. They
meet men and women with noble natures
high aims and beautifIl lives, whoconld
give them upitei e.vip ant comfort
through life. but they see only their
r,.r noses, or country mannes, or
'i iculous guWnR, and gain f}ta them
only a moment of inane laughter. They
woukl:irob:tbly lhe fotud nothing lt
Moses but his stuttering speech, or in
Paul Iut his "wedlr and- contemptible
e world. aftr all, gives us prde
,lwat we choose to take from it.- '
rl'that is gpood, faifrd-abble i .
)fie waits for a, it is A~Biabtls taste to
abpýtýpes~u}and gýojdK, 4ads4ar a
oy that which is'dseased and,defstiye
an' .,g ae ,e -,.
f '*-t .TclastmIIte amdalsla, i'v Y/ . ta'
The beautiful attentions which weses,
so pleasing before man4age are too ofen
foreitten afterawrds,' tb'one4l h I
learned [sum glperience, The seda
dies out of the voie, everything iaptaken
far gralt.l, and the love that, likte .e
silverj 1 ,,f a fiunfa .a.ped to heaven,,
denied its nntkrtl'ou~let, cerses to' "o
altogetller. .Then ,lomaer dnH, 'Ieay,
hlrd daps .ithktwehp ppb.asdlhIe
tgetlher whsing themlselves apagirt.' *
no al ways ee:em--.'w'b--umI--- 'sbl - ahh.
This isMetli dW t
ruwrie4 liarf astb p ie4 q,
swRetnes, l. more ot ase aerUsjiIF
o the orfthe ett i.Vt '
much of tnepha geMu 'ii::'
to each other. Thelr efles ?Mti'ite..
ulf in all pamihle yEyry quelpiac
oir an e k fm orer, tift
ia tehde rt"es the "s
diemnves he exna eo l n ot ,ill' -t
die It can be kept forever, beautifa '
wrod tho mai tobsleed aerbem.rfm~-,
q~em ,aid, a iij tte
,lleto her 'dver a, .w -vn1 s .
- m y te mdthe dIIemtede1,Jl
tweem two puoruu f beebta, a ote
"Well if you eaau tall the dia&e/l~sa,
' lm aharad that ymw ill'be an nzitut
worthy sma to mimd afltr beefsteak."