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SI100TING THE DESERTERS,
AK EXTEAORDIN ARY INCIDUHT OV
THE CIVIL WAK,
Ijxociillnn f 'I'wo Iliitiiity .luuipcr
flno f 'A'licnt Mioi lloml (liil)'
Aflcr ltriicntcil t:ffrls.
Iu Pcptoinber, 1803, witus T. 1 Gal
woy, in thu New Yoik 'J'ribunc, tlio
Third divis'on of tho bccond coriu, in
catup ncar tho itnpldau rivcr, lmd its
firs' cxccution. Tlicro wcro two con
detnncd; both "bouuty-juiupcrs" who
had cnlisti'd in n ioiimont of this
division nnd had cscniicd nfter recoivinij
tho advnnccd boutity, honing prob.ibly
to rcpcat tho ganio with somo othor rcgi
tncnt. llntly ouo linc nftcruouu tho
division maichcd out to tho choscn
giottnd uiul forincd thrco sidcs of a hol
loiv squaro, tho fourtJi sidc being a little
liilgc. At tho foot of the ridgo wcro
two opon gravcs about twclvc fciit npart.
Tlio division, consisting of about 8,000
mcu, rcstcd in piaco until tho notcs of
tho doad marcli worn licard, "Attontion 1"
wns soundcd by tho bngles, nnd all was
rigid siionco as a procosaion, composed
of tho nrovosl-guard surrouiidiny two
two ambulnticos in cach of which ono of
tho cnlprits sat on a rongli collin, cntcrcd
tlio squaro at ono of tho anglcsand halted
near tlio gravos. A collin was placcd nt
tho end 01 cach gravo and tho two descrt
crs woro niadu to stand up in front of tho
iirovost-guard, facing tho long lincs of
attcntive countc -anccs of tho division,
vriiilc tho lindiugs of tho court niartial
and tho otdcrs for tho cxccution wcro
rcatl. Aftcr rcligious scrviccs tho two
wcro arranged sittiug ou thoir collins,
thcir crcs bandugcd, nnd thoir arms
)tnioncd bchind. In front of cach a
i;rin;c paity of tho provoat guard toolc
position, and tho wordof commnnd from
the nrovost marshal was givcn. Ono of
tho dcscrtcrs foll back on his collin, bnt
only woundod. fot hc sat up again. Tho
othor, who wa-i not hit, juinpcd to his
fcet, burst his piniuus, and snatchcd
tuvay tho white haudkorchief from his
oycs. Thcro was a murmui of disap
proval throiighout thc division at the
awkwaidnoss of .ho )rovost-guard,
iv h ch was uow adding unncces-ary de
lay and toiture to tho pcnalty of tlio uti
fottunatc men. Tho woundod man was
ulaccd again, nnd his party dispatchcd
hiin with its ncxt volloy. ilc lay mo
tionlcss ou his collin. " Uut thc otlicr
socmod almost invulnorablo, for tho
sccond volley from his pirtv, though it
may havc sciatchcd hiin, loft hiin still
Sirugghng vigirously to
A brilliant idc.v thcn
provosl lnarslial's niind.
u li his mon ono bv
ono closo to
tho condcmnod to havo theiu shnot hiin
s,uccos3ively. 15ut, for somo rcnsou, tho
mtiskcts would not go oll; moroly the
caps tlashcd. It had raincd liard tho
dny boforo, yct that was no excuso for
the provost guaid. who lmd known for
somc duys what they had to do and
ought to havo had thoir muskcta cloan by
this timc, rain or no rain. Sovcu or
o ght mon wcnt up ono aftcr tho othor
r.ud picscntcd thcir muskuts uithin a foot
or two of tlio dosertcr's hcad: but only
to snap caps; a low growl of nidigua
tion ran along thc raiii':s of thc division
and bccame licrco whcn ono of thc pro
vost nicn s guns wcnt oll linally only to
wound the poor follow who sat "thcro on
his collin squirming about undcr thc slow
murdcr. Thc gcneral of thc division
was in n ragc and scut his s.talt ono aftcr
the othcr galloping up to urgc tlie pro
vost majsluil to do tho disagrccablu duty
promptly and propcrly. .Mimitss wcnt
by and stilt tho rcpcatcd clTorts of
twolve reteran soldiors to kill this sit
tiug, blindfoldod, pinionod, hel))Icss
man wcro all in vain. A supcrtitious
fooliug spiead through thc division that
hc would not be killed. bccausc ho could
not bc. Xearly lialf an hour of vo'doys
nnd filc firing had pased, whon thc pio
Tost marshal, placing tho muzzlo r f his
long barrelcd soven-shootcr to tho un
fortunate man's hcad. dischargcil all tho
loaiU. Tho victim fcll back, and at last
all was ovcr.
In tho Loudon Luncct is rc)orted thc
caso of n healthy boy (belonglng to a
robust, healthy familyf, who liad novcr
sulTered from rhcumatism, scarlct fovcr,
or indced from any disoase savcchickcu
pov, who diod suddcnly undcr thc sad
dcst circuiustanccs, bccausc his diath
was so thoroughly prcvcntablc. Aftcr
coming from school' ono day, lio ato a
bcarty dinncr and immediitely bcgan to
play crickct. Finding tho timc draw
ing ncar for tho afternoon scssion,
ho ran to school (a quarter of a
milc), and ns ho cntcrcd tlio yard,
fcll unconscious to tho groand. In a
vcry fow minutcs ho was dcad, notwith
s'anding the porsistcnt prnctkc of arti
ficial rcspiration. Tho Mcdiad and Sur-gi-d
I!ejorter states tho rcsults of tho
post-mortcm cxaminatioir, aud adds:
IIcrc clcarly Yas a death duo to oxcr
cis", tho loadcd stomach nnd bowcls
being thc nocdcd oxciting causcs. A'o
havc erc this soundrd tho warning
against vi.iloat cxcrciso; iron mutclos
g' uerally inJicato an hypcrtroiihicd
hcart; tho uthlotc is not dcstiucd to be
coino the long livcd. rcspcctablc. and
uscful citien: thc slugger is all right in
his olacc, and is a popular beast, but he
is duoinua to an carly disiolution. It
may be accoptcd asa goncral truism that
nny kind or air.ount of cxcrciso that
will causi- thc lieart to jump and thump
ngamst tho chcst wall is cxcrciso carried
to nn exocssive and alarming extcnt."
Tlio "Thompsoninir' Canccr Curo.
I)r. Samuel Thompson, thc founder of
tho Thom)sonian school, grandfathcr of
tho modorn I'clcctic, botanic, and physio
mcdical schools, dcsnribes in his bo'ok a
method lof treatmcnt which may havc
Bomcthing in it. It is to make an oxtract
in tho following way: Kill a brass ket
tlo hcr,iug full of tho bloasoins of tho
rcd dover, add a little watcr, plnco ovcr
a tire, and lct it boil for somo timo; re
movo tho hi'ads of the dover bv strain.
in.', an 1 evapora'c the liquid cnrofully
iv. v i-ui,vt in, iuiis iiimuriai uo
dirocts a plastur to bo mado, which ncts
ns a caustir to tho growtli to which it 13
nppliid- tuc pationt to drink frcely of a
tca madc from thc rcd dover blossom?.
Jlc cl ims to havo curcd many cases of
cnncor in ihii way. No reccnt monticn
of this cunccr curo appears to havo bcon
madi'. Ir ccrtainly should bo testcd
again, now tlmt tho diirercnco betwcen
tuiiior. arc more roadily rr.ado out than
forty or flfty years ago, when Thompson
Douriihrd, Xt. Loua Globe-fiemocwt. ,
Jlothod is thc vcry hingo of buaincss,
and thcro is no method without punctu
nlity. A little prnisc is good for a shy tcmpor;
it tcachcs us to rcly on tho kindncss of
Yhatcvcr you would havo your chil
drcn bccomo, strivo to cxhibit in your
own livca nnd convcrsation.
Thcro is no manncr of spcaking so
ofteiisivo as that of giving praisc, 'nnd
closing it with nn cxccptioii.
Ho that blows tho coals in qnarrcls ho
hns nothing to do with. has no right to
complain if the sparks fly in his faco.
(lood naturo and cvcnncss of tompcr
will givo you un casy coinpanion for
lifoj'viituc nnd good sonso au agrccablc
fricnd; lovc nnd coustancy a good wifc
Tho bcst niles to form a young man
aro to talk little, to hcarmuch, to rcllcct
nlono ti)on what has tuscd in comiany,
to distrust ono's own'opiuions and valuo
othcrs that dcscrvo it.
Women govcrn us; lct us try to rcndcr
thcm morc perfoct. Tho morc thcy nre
cnlightcncd, so much tho morc wc shall
be. On tlio cultivation of tho miuds of
womcu dopends thc wisdom of man.
Hotribution is ono of tho grnndost
principlos in thc Divinc administrntion
of humnn all'airs; a rcquital is impcr
ccptiblc only to tho willfully unobservant.
Therc is cvcrywhoro tho working ot tlio
ovcrlasling law of rcquital; man always
gcts as hc givca.
j Hoav Yanaorhilt Jlet His Wlfo.
I Thcro was considorablo of aromancc
attached to the inarriagc of tho late Wil
liam II. Vnndcrbilt. tho railroad niag
nato. On a bright moonliglit uight, at
1 about 10 o'clock, MissKissam was walk
ing through thc quiet and dcsertcd strccts
of Albany. Suddcnly sho was staitlcd
by the clatter of horscs' hoofs. Soon
shc saw coming up thc sttcct a brcak
ncck pacc a bay horac, on which was
scatol young Yandcrbilt, handling his
ltorso with caso and graco. Wheu tho
horse and ridcr had reachcd thc corncr
whcre thc young lndy stood, shc. bcing
of a modost, retiring naturo, withdrcw
in the shadow of a doorway. Tho horso
saw tho movcmcnt, and being a spiritcd
aiiimal, shied and threw its ridcr, who
fell hcavily on a pile of stonos striking
tho loft sidc of his faco. Miss Kissam
scrcamcd and snrnnr fnrwnrd imniGmr,
that Yandcrbilt was cithcr dcad or very
badly hurt. Ilardly had shc reachcd his
side whcn hc jumpcd up, shook himsclf
and brushed tho dust from his facc.
"Aro ain you hurt badly;" timidly
inquircd thc young lady.
".Not at afl, Jliss Miss a " stara
morcd thc youth.
"Jliss Kissam." whispored tho young
lady. whilc many bluslics sutruscd hcr
"W'cll, I'm not hurt, Jiiss Kissam,"
said William II. Yandcrbilt, as hc intro
duccd himsclf, "but I'm pictty badly
Miss Kissam appcarcd cmbarrasscd
and insistod upon youiiL' Mr. Vnndcrbilt
goinj; to hcr homc, ns hc suddcnly ap
pcarcd very faint. It did not take much
pcrsuasion to inducc him to cscort hcr
homc. llorc hc was introducod to Jliss
Kissum's fathcr. A pleasant cvcning was
spent, and William prnvcd such an cx
ccllciU conversationalist that whcn ho
took his departuro that cvcning hc was
invitcd to cnll atrain, which he did rc
poatedly until thcy wcre marncd.
A Sallor's Womlerriil Kscapp.
Captain Storling, of tho schooncr
Mcrcury, which anivcd at C'hicaao re
ccntly, tclls an cxciting story "of tho
marvolous escapc of a scaman who was
washod oveibuard in Lake Michigan
during a storm. About midnight n tro
mcndous s-oa struck the vesscl, which
was laboring hcavily, and carriod John
Andcison over tho sidc. It was inipos
siblo to round to, nnd his companions
gavo him up for lot. Captain Storling,
who was at tiio whcal, was thundcr
strufk a few minutcs latcr to scc the
man holdlng on to tho iort quarter fon
dcr and cudcavoring to climb ovcr tho
sidc. Captain Storling sang uut to the
matc to tako thc whcel, and rushing to
thc fendcr ro c, reachcd ovcr and pullcd
Andcison on board.
Tho man says that tho sca which
washod him overboard carried him abaut
fifty foct from tho vesscl in the dircction
in which slio was sailing. IIc is a good
swimmcr, and whcn ho camc up on tho
crest of thc wavo hc could scu tho vca.
sel's lights shiuing faintly through tho
driving snow storm, and struck out as
best hc could to gct as ncar thcm as pos
siblc. In his lifo-and dcath strugglo he
was matcrially assi4ed by tho undcrtow,
or back sea, which, bcing strong, drag
ged him toward thc vc&sel. At this mo
ment anothcr wave swept over him. and
as hc camc to tho surfacchis hcad struck
aL'ainst thos dc of thc schomier. IIc ro
taincd his prcscnco of mind and bcgan
rcaching for the fcndcrs. Tortunatcly
he succecdcd in grasping tho last ono on
tho port side and was helpcd on board
morc dcad than alivc.
Tlio Dcliislon of GroMing Fat,
If you continue yoi.r prescnt dietary
and ha'iits and livo livo "or .scvcn vcars
more tho burden of fat will be doublcd
and thc insinuating tailor will bo still
congratulating you. Meantimc you aro
"ninning tho raco of lifo" handi
cappcd by a wcight which makcs activo
movemcnt dillicult.respiration thick and
panting. Not onc man in fifty livcs to
a good old ago in this coudition. Tho
typical man of eighty or ninety yeurs,
still retaining a respcctablo amoiuit of
onorgy of body and mind, is lcan nnd
spare, and livcs on slcndcr rations.
Neither your lieart nor your liings can nct
casily and hcaltlnly, being opprcsscd by
tho gradually gathcring fat around. And
this becauso you continiio to oat and
drink as you did, when youth and activ
ity disposcd of that moicty of food
which was consumed over nnd abovo
whit thc body roiuired for sustcnnncc.
Such is tho import of that balanconnd
unoxpcudcd ailment which your tailor
and your foolish friends admirc, andtho
gradual disappcaraucc of which. should
you recovcr your scnses and dimiu'sli it,
ihey will still doploic, half frightening
you back to your old habits ai'aiu by
saying: "You aro growing thin"; wjiat
can bc tho mattcr with you!" Insano
and mischlevious dolusion. Jfineteenth
ODD MNTSiEOUT CIIINA.
wnr a ronA)Ea new yor'ieii. be-
TUBNED TO SJI4.IIQHAI.
i:vctyllihiff lu T!il Coiliilrr Sccincil
iilimnlr to talm -'oiiio omsrr
oiilrtist in Ilvorj-itaj- .Maltcrs.
Aftcr an nbscnco of twenty-livo yoars
in China, (Jcorgc Dcati, a nativc ol tho
Ninth ward in this city, ictiirncd to New
York recontly with tho intcntion of rc
maining horc. His mother, tlucu sistcrs
nnd a brothcr livo in thosamc housothcy
occupied whcn he wcnt nwav. Ho lmd
bcon hcro only two lavs when ho bcgan
to bo liomesicic for China. Hc Jhonght
that timo would conqucrthc foeling, but
it bocamo strongcr ovcryday. and aftcr
staying two wccks he bado his inothor
nnd sistcrs fnrcwcll, and sailcd for Livor-
pool on iiis way back to tho
country hc had lcarucd
to lovo bcttcr '
than his nativc land.
"I miss so many things, and cvory
thingcomes sounhandy to mc hcro," ho
said. ''For imtanco, cverybody drinks
cold watcr lioio, aud laughs at mo when
I want to do as thcy do in China and
takc my watcr warm. In China it isim
polito to takc your hat olf on cntcring a
liousc, andhcrc I havc forgotton myself
n dozen tiincs, and bcen ttared at and
frowncd at by ovcr so many bccausc 1
obscrvcd tho Chinesc ctiquctte and kopt
my hat on my hcad on gomg inlo ico
ple's houacs. I liud myself ordcriug my
tlcsort iirst at dinncr, a3 I and all China
mcn do nt homc I mcan in Shanghai
and my embarrassmcnt has bcen grcat.
I'olitc nativcs of China always drink
thoir tca from thcir sauccrs, which aro
placcd on top of tho cups. I forgot my
self morc than onco and did tho samc,
with an cllcct on othcrs that mado mc
vcry uncomfortnblo. On iroing out I
invariably havc takon my fan, and a
fan liko mino couldn't be purchascd in
New York for tho prico of a town lot.
I couldn't think of going atiywherc
wlMiout it. liut it has hroiiErht mc onlv
ridirulo whcrcvcr I wcnt. I find that mva
visiting carda, mado aftcr tho bcst Chinesc
fashion, cach ono printed on a yard
of the finest silk paper imaginablc, arc
simply usclcss horc, and if uscd would
creatc a strong suspicion that I was in
sano. In China my bod, and cverybody
elsc's bcd, is formed of matting, whilc
hcro tlio matting is laid on my bcdroom
tlonr for mo to walk on. Whcn I tro to
bod hcro my hcad sinks down dccp into
the pillow, and I spluttcr and tumblc
about all night and can't s'ccp. At
nomc in i. iuna, i mcan i rcst on a pil
low as hard as wood, aud slecp likc a
Tho othcr day my nephew. n young
man whom I likc vcry much, askcd mo
what I thought would bo a nico thing
for him to buy as a prescnt for his fathcr
nt Christmas. I answcrcd at oncc:
" 'Tlio very bcst collin you canafTord.'
"Why do you bclievo mel he was
insultcd, nnd my dcar old mother was
vastly shockcd. It all camc from my
being thoroughly Chinesc. It is quite
tho propcr thing in China for a son to
buy a collin lor his Kving fathcr. In
fact, it is cxpectcd that ho will do so if
ho is posscsscd of stillicicnt tilial regard.
I told my frionds so, but that shockcd
thcm still motc, and I was miscrablo
again. Therc is no use. I novcr could
gct along hcro nt all. 1 shall dic if I
don't gct back homc to China, I mcan.
"Yes, cvorvthing socms to bo dono in
China cxactly opposito to thc way in
which it is dono hcro. Hcro I am .Mr.
Dean. In China I am Dcan Mr. Thov
don't use anv soap to sdiave with
China, but simply to rub the part to" be
anavca with warm watcr, nut on witli n
brush liko a toothbrush. The nart to bo
diaved is ncvcr the faco, but tho top of
tho hcad. Tho front of a C'hiucso book
is thc last pagc, and tho rcndcr begins at
thc right haud cornor of tho pago aud
rcads down. Tho foot notcs arc always
it the top. Thc titlo of the book "is
printed ou tho outsido margin of thc
tiage. If you should ovcr cntcr a school
foom iu China you would surcly think
thc scholars woro cngagcd in mobbing
the teachcr, for thcy study thcir lcssons
as loud as thcir lungs will lct thcm.
When thcy rccitc thcy back up to tho
teachiT and stand with thcir faccs to tho
othcr scrcamiug pupils, instend of tho
teachers, whilo thcyyoll thcir rceitations
"In China tho necdle on the compass
always jioints to thc south. At any ratc,
thc Chinamau bclleves it does. Therc
i no northwest or southeast. In thoir
)lncc wo have wcstnorth and castsouth.
1 seo that you havc in New York arlists
who livo by trnnming lingernaiU. Thoy
would bo run out of Ch'tua, for a person
who hasu't lingcr nails four inchpa long
therc isn't much in socicty.
"They novcr havc any brcach of promiso
cascs ovcr in China. A futu-o Chinose
bello isu't thrcc days' old bcforo hcr
parents have bctrothcd hcr to somo ac
ccptablc scion of a ncighbor's houe.
Whcn sho is old onough and sho docsn't
havc to bc very old, for if sho wcro in
this country she would bo playing with
hcr doll yet sho gocs to tho houso of
hor alliance.l and inarries him. She
wccps nnd wails all tho way therc, as if
hcr idon of matrimony wasn't oxactly a
chccrful onc. Ihori'ia always inourning
at a Chincso marriago, whilo at n funer.il
tho bands play and thore is feasting and
rejoicing. And tlicrc, I think, tho
Chinese idca is tho correct ono. Whcn
n person inarries his troubles begin. Why
should ho rcjoiccf When ho uics his
troubles are over. Why should any onc
mouru) 1 raust gct back to China.
"A truc-born, patriotic Chinaman will
turn with loathing from a glass of fresh
milK, while he will lift n cup of castor
oil to lns lips and diain it with a trusto.
Tho oiliwon't make him bilious." Tho
tnilk will. I told you it was tho propcr
thing in China for a son to givo a collin
to his fathcr. ln cao tho man has uo
son, or the son is lacking in lilial resard
ormoncy, itistho ambition of tlio fathcr
to procuro the cotlin for himsclf, nnd ho
does so ns soon as ho is nblc to. It is
uscu about tho houso in various capaci
tios until it iswanted for thc purposo for
which it was purchascd . (!o into
any wcll-'cgulatcd Chincio iamily's
houso and you will surcly sce tho collin
of tho hcal of tho houso occupied ns a
tetc-a tctc, a bonch, a table, or somc
thing clto AVhen its owner dioi and is
put into it he may bo taken to tho
graveyard immcdiatoly, or may knock
around about thc houso for ycars. When
thcy bury a collin in China they simply
carry it out and sct it on top of tho
grouud in the family burial plot. Tho
namo of the indivi'dual who is in tho
collin it markcd on one end of it. Therc
the collin rcmnins fora year or two, and
then,if thc frionds of tho fnmily can nf
ford it, thcy build a brick vnult over it.
This, in timo, bccomcs covcrod with
ditt. nnd byc-nnd-by grass nnd wccds
nml bushcs grow on it. Thero aro scorcs
of thcso btirinl placcs niouud Shanghai
an l othor cities, looking liko n prairie
doj vlliago on a gigautio scalc." Xew
Hituttn? nml Iluiitcil.
It is a common thing for tho pcoplc of
South Africato havo tamo ostrichcs with
th rrst of thoir jioultry and livo stock.
A rcccnt travclor had an opportunity of
witncjsing what the Scotch call a 'Mlit
tir.g," or tho romoval of scvoral families
froin onodistrict of thc country to an
othcr, and ho notos that thcso ostrichcs
had a vcry quaint and unitsual cllcct
soincthing to which Ihiropcan cycs aro
quito unaccustomcd, whcthcr in rcality
or picturc. Thc str.ingc birds gcnorally
stalkcd at tho hcad of tho proccssion,
and appcarcd to bo on most c.vccllont
tcrms with all tho domcstic animals. Oc
casionally ono would dcviatc to thc right
or lcft of the track to pcck a mouthful
of grass, but as soon as tho drivcr would
lcavc thc road and shout at it, it would
immediatcly fall into its propcr placo
and marcli forward with tho most do
murc grnvity, ns if to bc guilty of au in
fringomcnt of rulcs was tho last thing it
would think of.
Ostrichcs always havc an intcnscly
stupid look, but they aro notncarly such
fools as tho uninitiatcd would takc thcm
for; aud although tho most titnid crea
turcs on tho earth whcn in a stato of na
turo, yct in captivity, or whcn domcsti
eatcd, thcy aro bold and dangcrous.
Thcy wili attack horsc or ridcr indis
criminatcly, walking up to the objcct of
thcir indignation with n quict, mcasurcd
stridc, novcr evincing for n moment tho
slightcst ovidencc of hostility, in fact,
looking such fools that no ono would
imaginc thcm capablo of inimical idcas,
whcn with a quick niovcinent dono with
grcat strcngth nnd vdocity, they raiso
tlieir foot and striko forward, thc cdges
of tho tocs bcing so sharp that thcy will
cut onc's clothcs the whole length of thc
stroko. As they arc too valuablo to bc
knocked ou thc hcad, pcrhaps ono turns
to run from thcm, but thoir spced is
such that nn attcmpt thus to cludc thcm
is usclcss. Thc only plan then to bc
))iirsucd is to throw yoursclf down, nnd
lio still on our facc or back.
They rannnt kick you in thcsc positions
ut they will jump on vou, and tramplc
an over you. hilc this opcration is
going on, you may givc vcnt toyourfecl
ings, and satisfy your sclf-estcem, by bc
stowing upon lliem a fow reminders that
two can piay at thc samc gamo.
In outh Africa, in tho lands of thc
Yco Uocrs, llocks of ostrichcs on thc
banks of tho rivors form a most iictur
csquc sight, and onc very lcmpthii; to
the hiintcr cspecially if ho bcan Knglish
man. Tho huntcrs of thc African ostrich arc
somctimcs thcmsdvos liunted by distuib
ing the natural bcc-hivcs in tho vast
tropical forests. Thesc bcos arc very rc
vengcful, and thcir sting vcrv potsonous.
The nativcs whcn attaclied by thcm arc
somctimcs obliged to scck rcfugo Iu thc
strcams, as thc bees will pursuo a party
that has disturbcd thcm, for a grcat dia
tancc, and ahalf-naked African may losc
his lifo in an opcn co'itlict with thcm.
Itanklu in Cliin.i.
Thc ways of business houscs are by no
nicans tho samo tho world ovcr. Ac-
cordlng to a residcnt of llong Kong,
somc liccuiiaritics ol custom attencl
banking transactions in that placc. lio
says that tho intcrior of thc bank con
sists of a large, sombrc hail, kcpt fairly
cool by tho waving of innumerablo pun
kahs. Wo wisii, suppose, to cash a
"SchrolT!" shouts thc clcrk, nnd im
mcdiiitcly nnsw'irintr to tho torm not
Gcrman, but a corruption of tho Ilindoo
word Sariof, bank's clcrk thcro glides
forward ono of tho nativc cashicrs, with
smooth shaven skull, a four-foot pigtail,
nnd spotlessly white llowing garmcnts.
Hcissilcnt nnd rapid in his movc
incnts, nnd though his scanty stock of
Kuglish is scarccly inteHigiblc, he satis
factorily carries out tlio traii''action in
hand, your own complicatcd pencil and
pa)icr convcrsion of pour.ds into dollars
aud ccnts bcing casily distanced by tho
schroll's pcculiar method of calculatiou.
Taking up a counting maohine, his
long. lithc fingers movo ovcr it far inoro
(juickly than tho cvo can follow; ho
plays on it with tho rapidity of laco
"All right as rcgarda tho total," says
the traveler. "Now givo mo threo
pounds in Bmall change." For a supply
of livo-cent picccs is indisiicnsabl'c in
A incans has bcon dcvised for avoiding
thc weariness of counting out thc thrco
hundrcd tiny silvcr coins rcprescnting
tho sum in qiicstion.
A pilc of thcm is poured on a flat
wooden tray, containing onc hundicd
rcccsses, cach of which is just decp
cnough to lodge ono livo-cent picco, nnd
shallow cnough to prcvcnttho possibility
of two such lurking togcthcr. A jcrk of
tho wrist; the ono hundrcd rcccsses aro
instantly filled, tho surplus is swcpt off.
nnd you havo your correct auiount, tho
scroll tucking up his cnormous sleeves,
as the inoiicy is uoured into vour hand.
to tlisarm a possible suspicion that ho is
concealing any stray colus in thcir folds.
Kin? Aironso'.s Itomanco.
Thc late King Alfoaso of Spain kept
in his privato aparttncnts in Madrid tho
veil ancl wieath his tirat wife who, it
will bo reincmbcred, died onlv a fow
months aftcr th -i marriago woro at hcr
first couimiuuon, aud also tho voil and
wreath Mio woro at thoir wcdding, sev
eral picturos of hcr. and somo toys with
which hc and sho uscd to play togcthcr
as children. His jircsent wife, so far
from objecting to his tender mcniory of
her urndnppftnr. immol Imr llrot i!nn.lt
tcr .Mcrccdcs for that ill-fatcd voun"
lady. Not bcing tho mother of a king
or a queen Mcrccdes's body could not bo
intcrred in the samo placo whero rcst
thoso who, having marricd into tho
royal family of Spain, havo bccome tho
inothcrs of somo of those who havo becu
kings or quecns. She was buricd in n
chnpcl, and nll honors wcro shown hcr,
but hcr husband could not, for tho
rcason nbovo givcn, bo laid bcsidc hcr.
President Cleveland is dcscribed ai
Uaving vcry largo bands.
"Stnnd back, KPntlcmonl Cloar tlio trackl"
sliouk'd tho police, nnd n tho qtllckly-Rnth-erlnc
crovvd surRod liack.stcnuiT No. 1 camo
up tlio strcol, tlio in.'isnlllldt'iit black horsj
strikliif; llro from tlio pnv.'inunt.
llutlioldt A whoel romot oll'! tlio stoamor
is ovi'rturnud, nnd tln brave llreincii nro
pickpil up liloi'illn nnd ipnsoloss!
An iiivtstiKatioii rovoalo l tho fact In oltlng
tlio stonnipr tliat liiornlng tlio stownrd
had iiPKlocted to put ln tln liupli pln. A llt
tlo no'jloct on liis part had caused n loss of a
lialf liiillioii dollars. Tho lnny lllart of
trado nro full ot nicn who aro innklng
tlip samo fatal inUtako. Thcy negloct tlieir
kiiln -ys, tlilukiu tlipy nooil no attontion,
wliBicas it tlioy mado occasional uso o
Wnrner'a safo curo tliny would ncri'i- say
tlioy don't fpclquito woll: tliat a tiro 1 focl
lnp;botliora tlnmj tliat thoy aro plaRU" l
witli iiidlsostioa: tliat tlieir brain rofiKPi to
iv-pon l at cnll; tliat thoir ncrvcj nro ull un
Iton Franklin's Wntch.
I.cvi W. OrolT, a typical old fnrincr of
I.ancastcr, l'cnn., shows with jiridc a
rolii; of ovcr n ccntury ngo, in thc shnpo
of a henvy silvcr wntch oncc worn by
licnjamin Franklin. Tlio watch is of
silvcr nnd has an opcn facc, whilo on thc
back is cugravcd tlio words:
: nro, :
; I'liilndolplila. :
Insidc thc covcr at thc back is an old-
fashioucd jcwcler'c yard .showing that
tho watch was ropaircd .lanuary 21, 1817, 1
by Thomas Parker, of 1'hiladclphin. On I
thcheavy gold facc thc words "W. Tom-'
linson, London, 1511," shows whcre the
timepiccc was made. Little of thc his
t ry of thc watch is known. cxccpt that
aftcr Franklin's dcath it was worn by
his son-in-law, Hichard llacho, who lost
it in n l'hiladclphia hotcl, whilo on a
visit from his homestcad in licnsalcm,
hucks couuty, l'cnn.
Mr. Grolt purchascd tho watch many
yoars ago fromanaged fricnd, long siuco ,
dcad, who had owncd it so long that ho 1
had forgottcn how it camo into his pos- '
scssion. It is thouixht that the watch ,
was picscntcd to Franklin whcn hc rop
rcscutcd tho Indciendcnt Colonics in thc
IJritish court in I.ondon. Mr. Grollhas a
larirc iiumbcr of relics of 1'cnnsylvania.
Thc watch has bcen in his pcsscssion
nonrly thirty yoars, during which timc it
has ncvcr bcen icpaircd, and still kecps
The Watcr Woir.
Piko have a curicus ln-tinct, which
somctimcs causes thcm to cmbark or.
land jouincys in scardi of food and
watcr. if dcprivcd of cithcr of tlicso ncc-cs-arie3
to thcir oNistencc. Mr Ncwn
hiiin, an Knglibh re-idcnt at Antwcrp, in
otdcr to tcst this thcory of migration
madetwonow jionds and stockcd ono
with piko and the othor withsmall fresh
watcr lish, such ns daoc, roach. barbcl,
ctc. Aftcr two days ho had both ponds
cmpticd, whcn it was discovcrcd that
many of the pikc had travcled by somo
mcans or othcr from thcir own pond into
that of thcir neighbors and had dcvoured
thc gicatcr part of thcm. That thcsc
pike should have takcn lcss than two
days to think out thcir marauding plan
nnd put it into practico is an additional
proof that thc watcr-wolf is at least pos
scsscd of a prompt nnd dccided charac
ter. Thcse Antwcrp pikc attaincd thcir
end (and that of thc small fry), but nn
tthcr pikc on rccord camc near having a
difTcrcnt fate. He adoincd tho nqua
rium of tho Zoological gardens. Ono
night the gla3 tank in which
bc livcd biokc, and tho watcr
wolf, not apprcciating bcing loft thus
high nnd dry, was found by the kccpcr
at a distancc of twenty-four yaids away,
making for a pieco of watcr. Fortu
nately for him. ho was not allowcd to
rcach it. for tliat pond containcd tho
ottcrs, who would no doubt havo grcatly
appreciatcd a morning call from a fino
An Knglish traveler malntains that
therc arc livo othcr pcaks of the llimala
yan rangc of mountains higher than
Mount Kvcrctt (211,200 fcet), herctoforc
thought to bc onc of tho highcst clcva
tions in thc world.
How In rzrt Strnnfr.
nnmli-lH'lls nnd hort.nntal Imrs, Indinn clubs
and tho trn'-o arc valualilc unili-r cprtain ran
illlioiis, lmt llipy are duti'lmcntul rathrr than
heiH'llelal if thc hlond is iioor nml lliin and iols
oned with hilp. I'pof Ihp iiiiicles nere-ilates
waste as ull n-i lndiues bio th. It the lilcxul
does not eany Milliclent nulillivo inateilal to
repair tho waste, loss of MrciiKtli neeesMirily
Jolhms, and Ki'owlh is out ot' th ciuestion.
Purily aml eiirich your bl(H,d ilh l)r. l'leree's
"(iolilen Medieal Diseovcry" ainl llicn exerclso
will Ueeluii and not consuiuo joiir lilij siiiue.
NATtVi: DAUGIITKiM ot tho (ioldcll West
is thu namo ot' a bccrot soeiety in tlio I'acillc
A I'rck r Vran d").
Herenroa l'eek of IVas, sweet I'eas, if you
will. l'erseverance, I'aiieiuo, 1'roinptneKs, ,
I'nilicieiicy, 1'usli and 1'oiiteness. Add to the-o
)r. I'iercoVi "lU,nanl l'uij;ativo I'ellets" and
you will Kit well tliiouuli tho world without
inueli troulilp. Tlie I'ellets preveut conslilia
tionand Miriilus of hilo wlin h lead toiuany
diirerent complniuK Knelo-ed in i;lass,nhas
fresh, entirely ei;elalih', lironnit, and lierfeetl j
harmlcss. Any drugKlot.
A DOVK reeently lluw Into tlio pollco laul
quarlers at Ktnckton, Cal., nnd is now a pet
witli tlio policemen.
Dr. Sago's Catarrh Iteiuedy surpassos all.
Two new ilanets, of tlio Ledeo family,
liitliertn unkuirali, h;io beell ilictovereil In
Whyco llmpini; around witli your boots run
over, when Iyon's Heol fcitilfeuers will keep
1'iso's ltemedy for Catarrh is acreeablo to
Use. It is not u liquid or a snulf. 50c.
A IJulek lteenpry,
II clves creat itleasure tiibUite that tho mrcliant
who w ns reporteil to bo at tho ioliit of iteath from an
nttack of l'neuinonla has entlrelv roeovered tiy tho
UM- of Ult. WM. IIAl.lS 1IAI.SAM FO'S THK
I.UN11S. Nuturallv ho fooU cratcful for tho lienoim
derUed frtm ushu IhU renusly for tho lunsa anil
Ihroat, aml ln Khlnt; pubUeltv to this Ktutomeut wo
aro actiiatoil by nuitlves of publlc U'tu'fnt'ilon, trust
Ini; Ihat olhor- may bo bfii-rtlt-il ln .1 nnllar innnnor.
Uls an tstabUshtd fact tlmt Hool'a Sarsaparilla
hasirocn an luvaluablo rcmctly ln many 6evero
cast'h of rheumatism, t'JTectlnff rt'inarkaMo curcs by
Its pomrful actlon ln correctlnj; tho aeMlty of tho
Mootl, lik-hU thecau'wof tln-tlUease, and purtfy
luc aml fiirlohliiK the ltal llultl.
Jt is veitiitnly fair to assutne tliat what UCHxl'a
Barsaiiarlllahaniloiie for othcrs It 111 Uo for ou.
Tln rt'for1, If )ou fcuffi'r tho palni ntul acUcs of rheu
uiallsm, glvu thU rtuiedy a fair tr al.
A Positivo Curo
" J was troubleil ery much with rhcumaHsm in
tiiy hijK uiikk'a oiul wrlts, I roula hanlly walk,
aml wu lonflnetl to my U-U a bikkI ileal of the timo.
Itelnj; recommendeil to try lliKl'ii Sariaiarlllar I
tcuik four liottlca aml am inTfeetly well. I eheer
fully m'omini'iitl IIoo,rSarhaitarlUa as oue of the
1ku i.iirillers ln tho world." W, l Wout,
Clerk, AthU'y Ilouke, IHoointngton, I1L
Bolil lij all ilruifKUU. $1 1 tlx for 15. l'rrpnroil only
by C. I. IIOOU & CO., AlK)theearIe, Iiwell, SUss.
IOO Dosos Ono Dollnr
Tno proprlctora of Ety' Cream Rntm do not
rlnltnltto ho n curc-alf, lmt nwifo rernedy of
Cnturrli. Colds in tho llead nnd Ilny Kovcr. It
isnotn llqtildor n snilir, lmt is casily nppllod
witli tho liiiitcr. It Kives rc'icf nt oncc. Sold
bynll druBij'lsts. I'rlco M cents. Hy lunil UJ
ceiits. Ely llros., Owcso, N. Y.
IfiulTcred lor moro thnn ton yenrswltlitli.it
drpadfnl dlvao eatnrrh, nnd used nvcry uvall
nhlo uiedlpltip w lilcli wivs rcconnnciided to mo.
I cntitint thntik you cnoush for tho lollef which
your Cream llalm has alforded lnc. Kmaiiuel
.Mcycrs, Wlnllcld. h. I.
I was troulilcd with catarrh for ppvcn yenrs
prcvious to eoiuinciiclni; thc uso of Kly'sCrenm
lialni, H01110 livo months ngo. It hasdonefor
1110 whnt othcr Ki-called curos fallcil to do
cuiedine. Tho cirect. of tlie iialm peeined liko
luagic Clarciico IIufT, lllildcfoid, Mo.
Thp iiurest, swpclest nnd bcst Cod I.lver Oll
Iu thc world, inniiufaclurcd ironi freh, healtliy
iivers, upon thcvpenshore. It is ahsolutely puro
aml snppt. I'aTlelits who havo onco taken it
ptefer it to all othcr?. I'losicians havo do
1 Ideil it FUperlor to any of tho othcr olls in
nijjrkct. Mado by Caswell, Ilazard i Co., Now
CliAi-pr.n-frANis7 farp, plinples nnd rouph
skln cuied by Usliuj .lunlpcr Tnr Soap, mado by
CnbWoll, Ilnard l.'o.. New York.
Tlie best rxlernal rernedy for local or drep
seated pains, Itheuniatism, Sciatiea and Haek
aehe: tlio op 1'nrotii I'liv-tir. Fresii Ilojn,
l'Jteh and (iums coinblned. a.V. r.vcrywhere.
If nfnictod with Rore eyns uso I)r. I.aao
Thomibon'H Kyo Wnt er. I)nii;i,'ist.s pcll it. yjc.
Tho bpst Anklo Iloot nnd Collar I'nds nre
mado of zinc and leather. Try tlicm.
TR AD Ct K.
AT DttrnotsTa am DriiFHf.
Tiiij ( HAiti.Fs A.KMiri.rn io.,nii,Tinonr.Mn.
Cures Rheumatism, Neuralgia,
uwiarn., iirsiucn, luomitar,
Stirslnf, llr, I'M. e!f.. .te.
I'HICK. KIKTV CT.NTS.
AT tiTTt-i:iii4-r.i .r fit 1 1 rM
TIIECIIAB1U A. TObLU.ll (0.,RtlT!Xllltuail.
nna mff iiaiucs in ina woriu.
A llamlm Ori:.in Al'lanoCo.,
A.C., for all kindi nffiM vork.
At the New Orlefln KxpoM
tlon.Joint mado with it cn
durcd a testliit; straia of ovcr
TO A SOUARfc INCII.
rronounc l ttrcmgft qlunhnfttm.
TWO GOLD MEDALS.
LimMn.lW. Aw Ortettn 1Sni.
If vnitrdcnlcr i!(vnotkfin it
$enil hl',nril nml IV, nn.tairrt forpnmrlHi'nn 1'UEE.
ni'Il f'VHVVT (llniuMr HB.
Haynes' Automatic Engincs and Sa.v-MilL
Wpo(7prftnt.i li 11 1' niountpil l"nj;lno with Mill,
frO in solnl miw, tt h e ant-honkj, rlc p mrlto
for n-ritltu, on c rt fB W Kmfin on nkM". $li 0
m. Snl for dr n r H) It V. I'AYNl'
,sONs Mnnufncturi nr allHtylfs Vntmiiiil li 111
Uinr( trmn j to 3 u II . V sn PnHnjd, llinfitrs and
hhaft i tmira, N. Y. Ih i 1S."0.
Rrinfl yu wn Bone
UIIIIU j.enl. Onlrr Slielli.
lOKAIIAM l'lntir unil (,'orn
1. Wll"on- 1'Jloni IOO i-3-
ppnl. mnrfl Tnmlo ln Wpnltlff linllt
trv. Alo I'OWIllt MI1.I.S nnd JI'.Vlt.M
J'l:i:i) .MII.I.s. cirrnltro onrt Ttstlmonla i -r-nt
ou appllcatlun. llltOS., Uitston, l'n.
1 havo a positivo rome i fur tlioaboredIseaei by V
uso thnu-amisof cases ol tlio worst Mndandof lor -8taodineh.io
tecncurcJ, Imleeil, fontr tntilsTnTfal
lu lia etll a y.tbat Iwi 1 ic 1T0 HOT11.K3 HiKl
toetberwithaTAtXAIlI.LTKKATISKon tliit illeeaio
to auj Bud-rer. (iivrtoxprpst and 1" O. ajjr ,
Dli. T. X. bULLM,lil rcarlS:., New York.
Post 'n thr WorM. Madponlyby the FrarerLubriCft
t ri' i. ii-t'hieaKo, N. Y. & st.Louls. St'ldcieryichrre.
Plso't Rernedy for Catnrrh li tha
Best, liisli"t to Us.0, and Cheapcst.
Also cood for rold ln tlie llead.
Ilcadache, Hay Fo er, tfcc, 50 rcnts.
R. U. AWARE
Lorillard's Clima Pluff,
lKarlnjr a red t (n tug, mai Iorlllard'a
I.fiii nnecui. thatI.orillard'a
Xnvy I'llpplnBM aml that Lorlllnrd n Miullftare
IHU IH'Rt UI1U (.llCil'tsi JUiUiij vuiumuiu t
GEN. GRANT'S MEMOIRS."
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nSHHnBB Rare rllef i rTlra i
uinnrn'n nnoTII I ro rnceaocis.flJlu.aa.
ruuucii a run 1 11.1.1.U
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15 Edll S I IIISi Rheumatic Rernedy,
KAMi.v L'riti:i. 110 int l-iti'.i:.
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