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p In tho Osarle Region.
" "I wish that 8OU10 of you follows who
Uko to talk about tho sport you haye
hunting hore tn tho cold east could just
Eack up your traps about now and go
ack with mo to a country that a chap
can livo in with pleasure ami comfort
while tho gales and snow and frost of
this Atlantic climato aro getting their
work m to tho host kimi of Advantage
?aid "Chip" Macguiro, of Spriugttold,
Mo., at tho Morion House tho other
night. "(lamo is always plonty in
southern Missouri," said ho, "hut this
year it scorns to have outdone itself in
nbundaneo. I carno over tho old Kan
sas City, Fort Scott and (hilf Ualltoad
last week, ami although that was carly
in tho season for tho birds to he making
thomsclvos conspicuous, I'll bet that 1
counted a hundred Hocks of wild tur
koys. and there wasn't a Hock out of
which I couldn't have shot one or moro
of tho splendid birds from my window
in tho car. Tho railroad in one place
runs on trestles over a swamp for
several milos, and in tho extensivo
ponds and bayous of that wild stretch
of country thousands upon thousands of
wibi ducks und geeso of all varieties
wero feeding, somo of tho water being
covered for acres with tho fowl, undi
their groups looked like islands in the
lakes. Those fowl seemed to no 80 used
to tho noiso of tho trains that 1 did not
sec ono move its position through being
startled by the cars in all that distance.
"Tho day beforo 1 left Springfield I
saw a bushwhacker come into town with
n mule-toam load of dcor carcasses of
the finest kind. I bought one simply to
obtain tho magnificent head and ant
lers, and ali 1 paid for tho whole busi
ness was $3.20. There were nt least
two hundred pounds of tho best venison
included in thc purchase. You could
not get dist head Mid those horns hero
for loss than $10. Among the other
large? game reported plenty and walting
for tho bunter is bear. This gentle,
creaturo moro particularly affects the
jungles and swamps of northern Arkan
sas, and if an uususpectin sportsman
is going into theso parts he will have to
keep his oyo skinned to lind thorough
fares unobstructed by bruin. Tho lynx,
anti now and then that relic of tho days
wdicn tho country belonged to two-leg
ged as well as four-fooled savages, tho
American pan!lier, still hold as land
tenure in that garden spot of thc south
west, and, I am told, greet visitors after
thc manner of their kind. 1 never
dally with gamo of this kind, but I
know men who do, and what they say
may ho depended on.
"1 went out for a rabbit bunt n few
days before I left homo, and I gol tired
of tripping over them. That is no ex
aggeration, for I give you my word that
they jumped out from every bunch of
brush ami leaves that lay in our path.
After bagging all 1 could carry I went
to shooting (?nail for a friend who was
with nu to hack homo. Theso birds
actually paid no attention to the pun at
all. but tlic Hocks 1 shot into kept right
on feeding ns if nothing had happened,
and rather objected to my picking up
thc ones I hail shot. Wc speak of gray
and black squirrels out there as you
might refer to sparrows hero, for tiley
take possession of towns and villages in
nbout tho sauio way.
"Tho beauty of it all is that tho Inter
the season grows tho better tho weather
gets, and suv of you fellows can come
out Ibero Now Year's and strike it
right, and spend the remainder of the
winter in clover. You won't bo apt to
see ranch snow. Tho Ozark rogion is
tho greatest country 1 know of, and thc
water out there is immense. If yon
want to hmo a good hunt como out and
sec mc. and leave all your medicino at
homo."-A'. Y. Sun.
Tho Kuti of a I Lona nee.
Tho St Louis Republican has a story
showing how a romaneo in tho life of
Stanley, tho explorer, carno to nu un
timely end through tho greed of his
"During a visit to Athens," tho writer
says, "I don't remember what year, bc
mado tho acquaintance of a then hand
some Greek girl, Virginia Ampela hy
namo. They fell in love with each
other, and as it was understood that he
had some moans, ho had no difficulty in
obtaining thc consent of her parents.
Kvorything was arranged excepting the
financial part of the programma Vir
ginia's mother pretended to object to
his going to America, and, thinking she
would receive somo recompenso for tho
groat loss sho would sustain, proposed
that Stanley deposit 60,000 francs in thc
National hank in her daughter's name,
Stanley saw through the old lady's
mercenary wiles anti was very indig
nant. It appeared to him as if he was
asked to buy her outright. Still ho was
confident that his Virginia would not
bo a party to such a transaction, and
hastened to impart to her thc suhstanco
of tho conversation with lier mother.
Tho young lady, 'iowovor, loved tho ex
plorer's money hotter than she tlid him,
and had received the valuable advice of
her excellent motlier beforehand. Sho,
therefore, calmly informed tho ardent
lovor that her mothor had only asked
what was proper, and that her views
upon thc matter coincided with th oso of
the estimable old lady. Stanley with
drew in anger, and tho engagement was
Cow ami Gander.
A combat between a cow and a gan
der is described by a newspaper of
Albany, Qa. Tho cow mado a violent
attack on tho gander, when, with much
deliberation and coolness, tho bird, as
thc cow rushed on bim, caught a strong
hold with his beak on Uni hair and hide
between tho horns and Happed his
wings furiously. Tho astonished cow
was glad to shake her antagonist oil'.
Hut, after retreating a few feet and
looking upon the proud nock and in
significant form of I ho haughty hird, sho
concluded to try him another round,
and again dashed at tho gander, who
was a lillie moro deliberate if possible
in taking his hold, ami, with swift, and
strong wings, ho showcrod his blows on
tho oyos of tho foo. The cow hail evi
dently miscalculated tho prowess of her
diminutivo enemy, and, after considera
ble effort, shook tho pugnacious bird
off and bent n retreat.
Fogg has conceived tho idea that tho
original Tower of Habel was a bonnet
This shows, thorcfore, if ho h not astray,
that the fair sex had bogun to mako
themselves obnoxious at a very carly
.?Liberty's a hoss," remarked a slangy
Now York girl who was praising the
statue to a "Washington girl. "Yos,"
replied tho Washington girl, who had
been to tho races .occasionally herself.
"O, yes, a dark bay boss."
?.When New-Yorkers," says n writor,
..beeomo too scientific and litorary, they
are apt to beeomo, at the samo time, too
irreligious." At this distance it looks
as if the New-Yorkors wore becoming
too scientific and literary.-Norristown
Adv min?eos of tho Solontl?o Moth*
(".?ve mo n fn!ci mn," cried the an
cient sago-"givo mo a fulcrum, and I
shall movo tho world." "Grant mo a
few postulates," 6ays tho modern rea
soner, "and 1 shall read you tho riddle
of tho universe." An unchallongoahTo
postulate, howovor, is almost as difficult
to (ind as a stable oxtrn-terrcstial ful
crum. Tho scientific "spirit of tho ago"
walks by sight and not hy faith, lt
rereis lu facts, lt numbera, and weighs,
and measures, it catalogues and de
scribes; it compares and classifies. To
make progress among the secrets of Nat
ure its highways is experiment, and its
watchword is demonstration. For any
interpretation of a natural phenomonon
it demands proofs that can appeal to
tho senses, and it looks with wholosomo
Buspiolon, if not contempt, on moro
Tho marvelous success in advancing
know ledge, and In gaining powor over
thc forces of Nature that has resulted
from its uso, is convincing evidonco that
tho scientific method of interrogation is
sound, and that it should always be
adopted wherever possible Hut it is
not always possible, to apply the method.
Thc nearer wo approach tho region of
subjective phenomena, tho moro diffi
cult it becomes to test particular inter
pretations by an appeal to experiment.
Tho galvanometer may reveal agitation
in a sensor}- surface, but it tells nothing
about sensation. Tho convolutions of a
dog's brain may bo tampered with, but
ho will not describo to us his feolings.
Consciousness alone can discriminate
the facts of consciousness; and tho char
acter, or succession, or relation of thoso
can only be described in terms of meta
physic. Theories of physical relation
ship hore must at first bo tentative, and
at the best they will rcqu'uo to bo stated
in very general terms. Tho argument
must consist in tho application of gen
eral principios; and, in choosing these,
analogy balanced by common sonso
must bo our guido, in drawing our
conclusions, we may bo satisfied if thoso
can bc held with somo moderato degroo
of probability.-James Cappic, Af. D.%
in Popular Science Monthly.
New Rritain nml Its People.
New Britain is one of the most beauti
ful countries in tho world. Tho con
tours of the lofty mountains aro very
graceful, and the variety of tints of the
rich tropical verdure is as attractive as
it is unusual. Thc dense foliage is In
terspersed with patches of grass of an
emerald hue. At M a tupi in Hlancho
liay there is an activo volcano, a cur
ious volcanic island, and n region of
hot springs. 1 traveled by land once
from Nodup to Hlancho Hay, and tho
heat and fatigue were moro than com
pensated by tho boautf and varied
character of thc scenery traversed. Tho
New Britain people go entirely naked.
They arc not a line race, and want tho
activity and vigor of tho Solomon-U
lan.lers. Foreigners bavo introduced n
good many lire-arms among the inhab
itants of Hlancho Hay and Kamboirah,
but as a rule the spear, usually adorned
with brightly colored feathers, is their
make excellent nota and ingenious fish
ing basket?. They aro tho only can
nibals 1 know who are not ashamed of
their fondness for human llesh. A Gor
nian settler told me that overtures wore
made to him to arrange the purchaso of
tho body of a man who had been acci
dentally killed by a neighboring tribo
with whom thc would-be buyers wore
not friendly. Tho reason given was a
desire to eat what otherwise might be
wastell in a commonplace- interment.
The curious and little understood
ceremonies of the duk-ditk are extensive
ly performed in New Britain and tho
neighboring Duke of York group. Ono
thing about them is certain, and that is,
that those who aro initiated into tho
mysteries obtain considerable influence
o. er the rest of their tribesmen. There
is another very remarkable custom,
about which I was given information by
tho Kev. Mr. Boonoy of thc Wesleyan
.Mission, which labors in this part of
Melanesia. lt may be described as fol
lows: If A injures H, H burns down C's
hut, or makes a bolo in his canoe, or
sticks a spear in the pathway so that C
is nearly sure to run against it. H lets
C know that ho has injured him, and
the reason of it; when C is expected to
sodio tho account with A, tho first ag
gressor. On tho whole the New Britain
people aro tho least attractive of nil
Melanesians whom 1 know. They aro
very dirty, and do not possess tho skill
in fashioning pottery, or carving wood
en bowls, of their neighbors in the
Solomons and tho Admiralty Islands.
Captain Cyprian Bridge, in Popular
Gell. Ilclkillip'H I'cen 11.tc Toe.
A party of old soldiers stood on the
platform of the panorama of Hull Run
tho other day, discussing an anecdoto 1
told recently of tho idiosyncrasies of
Stonewall Jackson, and a famous ex
con federate, remarked:
"I saw a good deal of Gen. Jackson
before and during tho war, and noticed
his peculiarities as overy ono olso did. I
have heard him assort that his right leg
was hollow and his left leg solid. Ho
used to imagino thal he could fool his
blood passing down tho cavity, and if
it had boon any other man I would bavo
said that ho was crazy."
"I'm thc other man," responded Gen.
Helknap, who stood by, "for I never
take a glass of Burgundy without fool
ing it run down insido my log to my
"And I know a man," obsorved an
other, "who oannot tako even so much
as a glass of beor without feeling a
numbness in his arm from his wrist to
"Sam Randall," said a third, "always
has a swelling of his ankles whenever
he takes wine of any sort, but that's
gout, of course?"
"And 1 know a groat many mon,*'
continued a fourth, "who cannot take
n drink of whisky without fooling it in
both legs, but I never thought thor? was
anything strange about it. -for. Chi
cago Aictvs. ,
Tho nirtbplnco of Abraham.
Not fat- from Aleppo is situated tho
little town of Otfuh (tho ancient Ur of
tho Cha'dees) which is of great historic
al interest, it having booti tho birth
place of tho patriaron Al -. .ham. There
aro few Jews in tho place, but tho Arabs
still point out a small building lying
outsido tho town which they declaro to
bo tho houso wherein Abraham first saw
tho light, and which tlioy thorofore
term Belt ol C'halil (tho houso of the
friend of god). It is most Improbable
that tho actual houso should havo stood
for thousands of years; but the building
In question is of groat antiquity. By its
prosont ownor, an Arab peasant, as
well as by tho Arabs goner al ly, it is
hold in tho utmost veneration-the
more so since it is fearod that within a
few years it will fall to the ground.
Jewish Chronicle. .
.1 houses and
?JIN KU VI- Mi WH NOTKH.
Item ot '.latorett Uathery* from Varlou*
After thirteen years' litigation an Albany
estate has realized 85 cents ap?ceo for thc
heirs. Thc lawyers got about $11,000
The Crown Prince's breathing having be
come difficult, tho doctors have success
fully performed tracheotomy. Hois doiug
American potatoes are scarce In Chicago
and thousands of sacks arc being imported
from Rotterdam. A recent assiguuicut was
At Adrian, Mich., au epidemic of typhoid
fever has broken out In thc State Industrial
Home for Girls, and thirteen or fourteen
arc already sick.
Thc charities of Loudon last year amount
ed to $22,000,000. They wero devoted
chletly to religious purposes, $5,000,000
being on foreign missions.
Thc gilded dome of tho Massachusetts
State Ilouse is said to bc settling, and it is
feared that it will bo so much weakened
that lt will have to bo takeu down.
Tho Commercial Printing Company, of
Chattanooga, Tenn, W. T. Burkina,
president and general mauager, pulishcrs
of the Daily Commercial, have failed. As
sets arc given at $1:1,928 and liabilities at
Australia has pent to this country for
bees with which to fertilize clover blossoms
and to make possible thc growth of that
grass in thc country. A large shipment of
bumble-bees ls to bc made from Kentucky
Four frame dwellings at Kutztowti,
Pa., were totally destroyed by lire carly
yesterday morning, and John Hopp and
Ins daughter, aged 15, and a son aged 9
years, were burned to death.
Thc Marquis of Lansdowne, Governor
General of Canada, will succeed the Karl of
DulTcrln as Governor General of India at
thc cud of thc present year. Lord Stanley,
of Preston, will bc Lord Landsdownc's
Secretary Fairchild has ordered thc New
York collector to seize tlc yacht Marion
for filibustering on thc coast of Cuba. Thc
yacht has just returned from a pleasure
cruise and it is said that thc Secretary is thc
victim of a joke.
Miss Iicwic M. Boyce, of Plainview,
Neb., a school teacher, who lay on thc
prairie all night during thc recent blizzard,
with three of her pupils, all of whom died
in her arms, has had both feet amputated.
lier left arm ls badly deformed by large
pieces of flesh dropping off. but her phy
sician says it will probably not bc neces
sary to amputate it.
Sixty shares of Baltimore and Ohio Kail
road stock sold in Baltimore yesterday at
95. This is thc lowest figure reached for
a number of years aud it said to result
from thc probability that thc road maj- not
declare a dividend for several years to
como, lt ls thought that thc shares will
go still lower.
The city council of Spartanburg has ap
propriated $1,000 for tho entertainment ot
thc military encampment provided Spartan
burg bc selected. This will bc heavily in
creased by private subscription if nocessaryl
A choleo ( amping place will be provided,
tents (inched and all arrangements made at
thc expense of the Morgan Rifles.
A big collision occurred on thc Georgia
railroad, at Bonesvill, thirty-three miles
from Augusta, yesterday morning, between
and cast-bound through and west-bound
way freight. Both engines were thrown
oil thc track and struck a third locomotive
on a siding and badly damaged it. All
three locomotives arc damaged, but nobody
Thc Draper Colliery at Gilberton, Pa.,
has resumed operations on the same terme
as thc William Penn Colliery. Prepara
tiens arc also being made for thc rcsunip
lion of work at Kealy Run Colliery. Su
perintendeut Williams has notified tho em
ployes of Shenandoah City Colliery that il
a sufficient number of them desire to begin
work again thc company will guarantee
A bill is now pending in Congress to ap
propri?t? $800,000 to furnish the posl
offices of thc country with a machine tr
delect the weight of gold and silver coin.
Thc machine is u balance with a long arni
containing gradated slots, which determine
accurately thc weight, diameter and thick
ness of Blandard gold and silver United
States coins. Any coin below the least le
gal weight is readily detected.
The .?gro Minuter to Liberia,
Thc Hon. Charles H. J. Taylor, LI..I).,
l inted Males Minister and Consul General
lo Liberia, Africa, whose salary ls $.>,(MM
a year, has recently honored us with hlf
views on several point?. lie says: "I am
opposed to a black man'? being called col
ored. Black is thc absence of color. Il
we oro anything we arc negroes. I am t
negro and don't wish any man to call nu
colored. I was born a slave and com
monccd as a bootblack. I lived in Bevan
nab eighteen years ago, though a native ol
Alabama. I nm only 81 year? of age and
ava the youngest diplomat In tho service. 1
wish lo say that thc negro has been moved
almost solely by emotion or passion, bul
he will gradually learn lietter. Again, tin
negro is naturally happy, and spends bb
last ?V0 cents as if he were a millionaire.
I am nfruid that thc tendency with ni)
race is to imitate the vices of whites and
shun their virtues. Tell the readers of thc
Iieligiou? DeraUl to treat the negro fairly
and throw him on his own resources, ll
ho can't lux; his own row and tote his own
skillet, let him go to thc wall. Llboria it
thc richest country I ever saw, but ucgroci
raised herc can't live there. Thc failure
of Liberia does not prove the negro Inca
pablo of self government. Thc liest nc
groes have not been sent there. There arc
only 2,375 voters In all Liberia, and 1,331!
of them hold offices. "
That ls what Mr. Cleveland's minister to
Liberia tells us, but he may lie mistaken on
some point*.- Hichmontl Religion* JleraUl.
A lilt Of I'lill...<.,,,hy.
An old negro, observing thc greediness
exhibited by a white boy, said:
"Come heah er minit, mer son, an'
lemme tell ycr cr little story." The boy
approached and thc negro continued:
"Ono day dar wuz er hoy bout yor
size gwino along de street. Ile como ter
er Bto' whar dar wuz er bar'l o' apples,
an' ho says, says'ho, 'Mister, gin mo or
apple?' Do Mo' man looked at him or
minit an' 'plied:
" 'Think yer ken toko Jes one?'
" 'YOB, sah.'
" 'An' yer won't tako but ono?'
" 'No, sah.'
" 'Wall, go tor de bar'l dar an' git yor
"De hoy hopped up ter dr flarl an'
f;untcr fumble or mong de apples, han'
in' fust ouc an' den do under, ter git der
bigges' ono. Arter er laung time ho
tuck do bigges' one he could lino an' hop
ped cr woy frum de bar'l or gigglin' an'
or grinnln* case ho had beat dor man, but
when ho stuck his teeth In do apple ho
foun' dat all de inside WD? rotton. Den
his law dropped an' flingin' de no count
apple cr way ho says, says ho:
" 'Mistor, please, ssh, gin mo ono mo'
an' I'll take dor littles' one I ken fine.'
" 'Oh, no,' says do man, 'ycr can't bab
no rdo'. Dar wu? or timo when yer
could er got er good little ono 'stead o'
er big bad one, but dat timo is past.'
Botter think or bout dat, my son, fur
one o' dese days lt mont be too late fur i
yor to uko er leetie one."-Arka/uau
VkM.U. . 1
HU ll '-A-llll Xi'.
Soino lx>ys Uko tko malden with saucy blue
Or fancy tho girl with gold hnlr;
Some chai? Uko the lass ot diminutivo size,
Or midden with a scholarly stare;
Some youths arc quite partial to tender
Or beauties who weightily crash;
But meu are convinced through thc know
ledge of years
There's naught Uko the girl with the cash.
Tho telephone operator has a perpetual
For w. iolis that are dark commend us
to the coal scales.
Thc cold wave Hag carries a black lozenge
lu the centre. This is for bronchitis.
A sailor is a lightning clmuge man. In
twinkling be can turu into a hammock.
The mathematician's favorite season is
thc 8um-mer. The milkman's is thc spring.
Song of thc emancipated debtor-"We
do not sneak as wc puss by."
'Man wanta but little here below." But
bc geh* lt below /ero too often for comfort.
Thousand-dollar clerks who live at thc
rate of ten arc the (?nea from whom thc
safe combination should be kept.
A Greek wedding ceremony lasts all day.
The duration of thc divorce ceremony Isn't
The coat tall flirtation is thc latest. A
wrinkled coat tail bearing dusty toe marks
means, "I have spoken to your father."
'That remains to be seen," ls what the
young lady remarked when she left some
thing on the plate "for manners."
The woman whomaketh agooil pudding
in silence is better than she who maketh
One hundred and eleven years must
elapse before thc next row of three figures
will stand in line to designate the year.
When a fire in a kitchen stove goes out
lt often leaves undone those things which it
should have ?lone
Thc dog is nat much of a pedestrian,
but he can make an unlimited number of
laps in a very short space
"Don't dance" young men should par
take of "kop bitters.* lt might lubricate
their limbs a little
lt ls a great honor to bc a rear admiral,
hut, curiously enough, wc never beer of
a rerr general ora rear high private.
There is a certain corset factor}' that
turns out two corsets a minute This is a
striking illustration of haste making waist.
Sec that your animals are made comfort
able when the mercury is playing about
the zero point.
Of all dark traits that disfigure the hu
man race, that of wishing to belittle ?a de
grade the charatcrof another is the lowest.
Au Investigator has come to the conclu
sion that women have a larger proportion
of brown eyes than men.
There ls nothing under the face of tho
sky that can bo quite BO stuck up as a sheet
of postage stamps w hen il tries to.
The girls have formed a "kiss trust,"
and now the boys arc talking of prosecuting
them under tho law which prohita the fore
stalling of necessaries of lifo.
"Oh, very beautiful are little girls,
And goodly to the sight,"
So .lohn (?. Saxe wrote years ago,
And .lohn (J. Saxe was right.
Quite beautiful arc liltlo girls,
And pleasing to the view;
Their ros}' cheeks and clustering curls
I like to see. Dou't you?
Yes, very beautiful are little girls,
And yet the dullest prig
Will willingly agree w ilh me
They're prettier when they're big.
Wife-O, ?lector, Ueojamtn seems to be
wandering in his mind! Dudor (who knows
Benjamin)- Don't trouble about that; he
can't go far.
The age of a tree is determined by the
number of Its rings, but it is not safe to
apply this rule to tho bejewelled overripe
mabbin ??r tho overgrown monopoly.
Sometimes it ls hard to tell whether a
man is linn In principle or simply obstinate,
bul the man himself never expresses any
lt was the young tailor who said, referr
ing to a rival for the affections of a young
lady, that he thought bc knew enough to
he able to cut him out.
When you see two dogs growling and
gelling nady lo fight, remembe that it is
only a joint debate, and the liveliest do?
will get away with the joint.
"Yes," said Smith, "when the United
Suites gives away lands to railroad corpo
rations ll sinks to tin-level of a colporteur.'
"How is that?" asked .Jones. "Because lt
becomes a traci distributor."
A girl who weighs one hundred anti
twenty pounds and tl OS thirty thousand
dollars in lier own right, no matter how
homely, unattractive or cross temper??1 she
may be, la worth her weight in gold.
"What Is ymir employment?" asked his
Honor of a prisoner ari signed for vagrancy
thc ot bur day. "Walking, sir." "Where
do you walk?" "Well, that's according lo
Which way thc policeman is coming from.
Physician (to patient) - \ our case is a
very serious one, sir, and I think a consul
talion bad belter bc held. Patient uoo
sick to care for anything)-Very well,
?lector; have as manv accomplices ns you
"I began With nothing," boasted a mil
lionaire who liad made his money in
crooked ways. "And that is the condition
In Which you have left those who dealt
with you,' was Uie blunt response of
*It is Biiiit that women arc not naturally
financiers. This ls just about ns true
the statement that all crows aro white.
Hand a live dollar bill to the fair occupant
of a bazaar at a church fair, and sec how
much change you get back. O no, women
arc not financiers! () nol
A beautiful girl in San Francisco hus
been Bound asleep for seventy-three days.
Well, don't fool with ber, Isvys. These
pretty yirls turn out to lie mighty wide
awake sometimes when their eyes seem to
"('onie and ?linc with mc today, Grind'
stone," sahl KU jordan; "tho bill of fare
will ^jusl suit you. 'Calves brains is the
principal dish. "I'll come, Kiljordan,"
said Grindstone, "hi order that you may
have one man at thu table who can ? at
calves' bruins without making a cannibal
A Indy ncnt a luxurious easy chair back
to thc factory three limes to have tho seat
made "a little softer," then "a little harder,'
and BO on. Finally it suited ber exactly,
and she paid for lt. Thc chair seal had
not been touched. This is the way our
mothers fooled our fathers when their shirts
tlid not m.
Take a teaspoonful of Knglisb,
A modicum of Dutch,
Of italian just a trifle,
And of Gaelic not too much;
Some of Russian and Egyptian,
Add them unto thc whole,
With just enough to flavor
Of tho lingo of thc Pole,
Some (.'Ingalese and Hottentot,
A suspicion, too, of French,
Of native Scandinavian
A pretty thorough drench;
Hungarian nnd Syrian,
A pinch of .Japanese,
With just as much of OJIbbewny
And Turkish ss you please.
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And If you've docent luck
Tho ult?mate residuum
You'll find ls Volapukl
M .W VIVIL M lt \ U l lt I I !
Tho New York Star gives thc following
statement touching tho now Civil Service
"Tho now Civil Servlco rules seem to
meet with general approbation. Those
who consider themselves tho particular
champions of thc new system express their
satisfaction with thc speolflo penalties pro
vided for violation of the laws rogardlug
political pressure and partisan assessments
In Government offices. But thc execution
of these provisions will merely enforce
enactments that are already very specific,
aud, In fact, the rules cousist mainly of a
condensation of the statutes. As long as
these statutory provisions exist, their rigid
eu forcement can cause no surprise.
"Practical men will welcome most of
the new matter In the revised rules. The
limitations of age are changed so as to
abolish thc absurd provislou that prevented
persons over 45 years old from competing
for positions, while the agc of eligibility
is raised to 26 years, in order that mere
Schoolboys may bc no longer employed to
the exclusion of citizens of voting age.
The standard of eligibility ls raised from
(15 per cent, to 70 for all except veteran
soldiers and sailors, aud the veterans arc
favored lu many other ways lu all compe
titions. A most important and beneficial
chango is thc one conceding to appointing
officers the absolute right to reject nomi
nees of tho Civil Service Commission, Thc
former practice in this matter was of ques
tionable constitutionality, and tho return
to sound methods will go tar to remove
thc objections of friends of good govern
ment to Civil Service administration.
"In the Post Office thc agc for letter car
riers ls raised from 10 to 21 years as a
minimum, and from ?15 to 40 years for the
maximum; and for general employes the
minimum l8 advanced from Ki to 18 years,
and the 45 year harrier is abolished, as in
other departments. The list of oil i curs ex
empted from Civil Service classification is
made definite, and ls increased by tho ad
dition of chief clerks and heads of di
visions; and in many other ways the ten
dency of the new departure is to render
Civil Service reform more acceptable to
Talked Willi Her llrnd llimtiand.
A North Adams, Mass., special to thc
New York World stvys: "Mothet ls dead;
come at once." was the message telegraphed
by Dexter M. Bishop, of Readshoro, Vt.,
a few days ago. The message had to be
contradicted, for Mrs. bois M. Bishop,
aged 80, had not died. After lying un
conscious for hours, she revived and to
day is apparently restored lo ber former
health. Mrs. Bishop says that while she
was unconscious she heard a voice say,
"Mother." and she recognized it as the
voice of her eldest son, Franklin Sylvester,
who died fifty years ago. She also recog
nized thc voice of ber husband, who died
thirty-five years ago. He asked her what
she wanted, and if she was coming to him,
and slit; replied, "Yes, William, I have
been in great affliction."
After having seen and talked with her
dead husband and son, the old lady says
she doesn't want to live any longer, bul
wants to go lo them. She has no doubt
that lt was bcaveu where they were, with
all its glories and brightness. Just lx-forc
she was laid on her bed her hands became
purple and the coloring crept nearly up to
lier wrists, and then nearly the whole
length of lier arms. Her feet became icy
cold and the same purple coloring began lo
show in tho body. While this discolora
tion was taking place, Mrs. Bishop called
each of her three daughters, her bon, Dex
ter, her son-in-law, Truman Qrccnslet, and
ber ten grandchildren and gave them ti
farewell message. Soon after she was
dead, io all appearances, ami thc fact ol
her death was communicated to the neigh
hors. The story of ber coining to lift
reached the village of Readshoro, and cu
riosity seekers arc coming in force to set
Whv ll<> Nm, .i for Lamar.
Senator Standford, of California, bas
written thc following letter to a constituent
who asked his reasons for voting for thc
confirmation of Mr. Lamar as Justice ot
thc l ulled Stales Supreme Court:
"Your letter asking my reasons for vot
ing for Lamar received. I voted for him
because I considered him one of thc best
men in the South for the place, Ile is, in
my judgment, a broad, liberal-minded
man. of a great deni of learning. He was
professor of law lu the University in Mis
sissippi. I think he is a thoroughly con
verted Unionist, and I do not think it wise
lo reject any one on thc ground alone that
thc}' were engaged in the late rebellion. I
think that we want to bc one people, DO"'!
cally and socially. Cen. tirant expressed
the idea when he said: 'Lot us have peace.'
"Lamar's loyalty and integrity to thc
Union was passed upon most conclusively
when both houses of Congress provided
for the succession to the Presidency and
made him an heir, only a few removes
from the Presidency. I am reluctant lo
And myself not in harmony with all thc
Republican Senators, but it wns a case, so
far ns my ac tion was concerned, entirely
for my own judgment and conscience, ami
I voted accordingly."
A Umiitllul Ul ri'? Had Fair.
I1AI.TI.MOUK, February 7.-A pitiful spec
lacie was presented at tho Southern police
station this morning when a patrolman led
in a beautiful apparently not more than
1H years old, and so scantily clad that she
had Inn! found nearly frozen to death,
huddled in an unused ash carl in an alley.
From the wild stare in ber black eyes and
ber strange actions lt was evident that she
was Insane. Her black hair hung down her
back and the drizzling rain on it bad matted
it and frozen. Her scant calico dress was
covered with sleet and her feet were almost
bare. No one know her. She did not ap
pear to IK- a vagrant, but was likely n
At limes there waa a gleam of Intelli
gence in ber beautiful face and then she
would talk lo those about lier. Once she
said ber name was Maggie and that her
husband was an army officer who had a
pension of $:i,000 a year. It is not believed
that she ls a married woman. Thc police
are trying to find lier friends. She ap|ieara
to be refined. During her insane wander
ings she freeiuenty exclaimed, "Oh, my
brain, my brain," and putting her hand to
ber head seemed trying to force her mind
to respond to the questions asked as to nor
A .Morel Ile!.
A novel bet was lately decided in a rcs
taurnnt in Philadelphia. A gentleman as
-(Ked that the majority of men did not
know what they were drinking, and offered
to bet Hint ho could confound anyone so
that he could not tell water from whisky.
One of the party ncccptcd the wager and
thc preparations began. The man was
first blindfolded anti then a Dumber of
glasses, containing water, milk, whisky
shorty, claret. Rhine wine and gin, were
set out on thc bar. Tin y were handed to
the blindfolded man one nt a time ami la
was told to name the Honor after tasting it
He got through thc list bravely until he
came to the gin, which he called ts,rt wine
Then the man ?tarted him back, but it WAI
soon ?cry evident that his palate had been
knocked silly. He eallcel milk water, anti
finally was forced to admit that all thc
liquors tasted alika and that he had lost his
- Ml -
Speaking of encyclopedias, thc academy
?t Pekin bas got up ono of those treasuries
of human knowlrdge which leaves ihe
Britannica far behind, so far as bulk is
concerned, being lo 160,000 volumes
TUB BRUTAL WMIXB OAl'H.
A Man Who Weat Agalait Their Wlihe- lt
Whipped Nearly lo Death.
EVANSVILLE, IND., Feb. 5.- A report
bas reached this city of a dastardly out
race by White Cans, committed ou ? ridav
night near Marengo, Howard conn ty. Ind.
In that locality reside Thomas \\ lilburn
aud wife, who were subjected last year to
great indignities, so it Is said, at the hands
of thc White Caps. At thc time Williams
claimed to have recognized among his as
sailants n prominent young man,'i bomas
Courtney, Jr., thc sou of one of thc lead
ing physicians of thc county. He hume
dlatcly sought thc arrest ol young Court
ney, who, fearing trouble, left for patts
unknown. "Nothing further was heard of
thc young man, though It transpires that
he had located with his father at Fort
Scott, Kaiisa?, and n telegram from that
point yesterday announced that he had
been arrested upon a requisition from thc
Governor of Indiana and was back bi
Crawford county. This news seemed to
have enraged thc friends of the young
leader and they determined to wreuk'thoir
vengeance on Williams, who was supposed
to have encompassed the arrest of Court
Reports received state that they went to
his bouse last night at a Into hour and de
mnuded admittance, which was refused,
when they broke down thc door just as
Williams bred three shots into thc crowd
from bis revolver. It is not known If any
one wns hurt, but it seemed to infuriate
tho masked men, who proceeded to tie
Mrs. Williams to the bedstead and took
Williams Into tho yard, where bc was
bound to a tree. They then told bim that
they had come for his written and sworn
statement exonerating Courtney from all
participation tn thc crime charged against
bim and that bis refusal would result in
bis being put out of the way. Though
thus intimated, he refused to do lt, and
their leader ordered that bc should be
Hogged until be agreed to sign the .state
lie wns therefore stripped and bound
closely to thc tree, with bis face turned
Inward. Thc lash was applied vigorously,
bringing thc blood for some moments,
when the bend of thc poor man was no
ticed to fall backward, and it was usc cr
fained that bc bad fainted. At that mo
ment tho sound of approaching horsemen
caused tho miscreants to decamp. Wil
Hams was cut down and thc usual reme
dies applied, but be failed to regain con
sciousncss, and ut last accounts was re
ported hi a dying condition. Thc White
Caps made good their escape.
Thc wife slates that during thc parley
with ber husband in (he yard, and while
sin; was fastened to tho bed, one of Ibo
miscreants would have subjected her lo
grosser indignities had he not bern pre
vented by a companion. The outrage is
said to have aroused that section of conn
try, where a very strong feeling has sprung
up against thc repeated crimes of the
nh .1 for ?300,000.
NEW YOUK, February 7.-A trial that is
attracting considerable attention is the sui!
of Frederick H. Smith against the National
Hcnelit Society. He claims a policy for
$10,0(H) on Ibo lifo of John Tyler. The
case Ison trial in Brooklyn.
Tyler died In a hotel In South Norwalk,
Conn., in November, issi!. The insur
ance companies got their beads together
and discovered that they were stuck to
the amount of $300,000. They decided lo
light, and claimed that Tylor bad entend
hilo a conspiracy with persons whom ho
bad persuaded to Insure his life to a large
amount for their benefit, with thc Inten
tion, in case he found be could not pay his
obligations to them in any other way, to
Commit suicide and thus "enable them to
realize on thc Insurance policies.
Tyler was found iliad in a chair in bis
hotel room, and the Insurance companies
ure trying to prove that bc took poison.
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CHARLOTTE* ?IEMALE INSTI run;.
Tho current sossion of this Instituto
closes January 21st, 1888, when thc
6& im**^n ?giU8'wbich on,lB June
Tho present session is ono of tho most
prosperous m tho history of tho Insti
"?f . i Th0re lfl,room ior only a few moro
larding pupils. The health of thc
behool, the accommodations of its lx>ard
mg department, UA thc efficiency of ita
corps of teachers aro unsurpas.^1 aUy
whore in tho South. Tho Ural of January
is a very convenient timo for entering.
onUancT ?Dlj 'r0m
Rev. WM. R. ATKINSON,
Charlotte, N. C. Tneipal.
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