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Vs. No. 1434
P. J. BYRNE.
Parish Court, Parish of Rapides, La.
F. HALLAND R
vs. No. -
Parish Court, Parish of Rapideis, La.
vs.iro No. 1426.
Parish: Courti Parish of Rapldes, Ls.
ZMEjERsa & BEHAN I
vs. No. 1423.
Parish Court, Parish of Ra;ides, La.
Joanox OGisL & Co.)
vs. No. 1428.
Parish Court. Parish of Rap,iles, La.
RBoaRT 0. MCCORKLE & CO.
vs. o No. 1429.
Parish Cotlrt, Parish of Raphlles, La.
vs. No. 1424.
Parish Court, Parish of Rapides, La.
O. JAQUrT & Co. l
vs. No. 1427.
Tat SAM. J
Parish Court, Parish of Rapidl*s, La.
vs. No. 1135.
Parish Court, Pariah of Rapides, La.
IATOR OF ALEANDRIA)
vs. } No.
Tas SAME. j
Justices' Comtrt. Alaexandria Ward, Par
Ish of litapile', La.
IMATOl oF ALKANDRIA1
vs. ) No. -
'rTH SAME. J
Justices' Court, Aleznt Iria War.l, Par
isi of IRapides, La.
vs. } No. -
-'IE S1an. )
Justiee's ,Court, AlexanIrira Ward, Par
Ish of Raphi,.'+. La
BY VtIRTrUEK OF AND TO'' SAT'SFY
twelve writ. of Fiiri Faciins is.i,4,l
anwl to me dlirected in the above nllo
h.ered snidl entitled snita, I have saiz,.I
and will off'.r-for sale at Pubhlie Ale
tion. at the Store lately occiupti.d by P.
J. Byrne, on Seeond Stre, Ahl"xas'Il
ala, La., undler the Town hlll, he
tween the Ilhours prescribed by law, on
SATURDAY, the 6th of APRIL, A. D.
the contents of said Store, consisting of
Liquors, Whiskies, Wines, Ale,
Store Fixtures, Gallery additions,
Contenits of B'r Room, etc. etc., anl
Book Accountls-as per Inventory now
on tile In my otflee.
TERMS Or SALE:-This being the see
ond and last o8faring, the property will
be sold for whatever it will bring, on
twelve months' credit or hond, the pur
chaser being required to furnisth goosd
a.d approved joilnt security. b.arins in
terest from the day of aljudication. at
the rate of five per centuml per' annum
from that date until paid.
i,. M. ROBINSON,
March 20, 1878. Sheriff.
Printer's Fees $14.00.
MaI. Ao N C. MANNiNO, EXECUTtRIX,
JosPH E. ROBERT.
No.. 2213-9th Judicial District Court,
Parish of Raplilles, La.
BY VIRTUE OF AND TO SATISFY
a writ of Fieri Facinas issnelI and
to me directed in the above entitle.d
and numbered suit, I have seized and
will offer for suile at Pahlic Aucrion in
front of tile Court H,-iuse door, in I hel
Town of Aleandrias, La., ihetween tihe
houra prescribed by law, on
SATURDAY, APRIL 6Sn, A. D.
the following deseribed property, to
'l'wo eertain tracts or parcels of Ilni
situated in the Parish of Rapides, oim
the left descending batnk of HBayu Ra:
itides, and frotniug on saial Bairoiu.
hounded abore by lands of .\Mrs. Dan
lel Robert, anal below Ly lands of .Mrs.
Carolinoe A. Simnls, and counliining
each the qutntity of one hunlred alnlil
twenty-seven acres, aunl ldetigtated oil
the Surveyor's pilnt it Lots Nos. fallr
(4) anrid aire (5) ill tile iartitioi oif tihe
Snccesion ol Daniel lRolbert, withll. all
the inipyveumnta tliereouin.
TcIMs o0 SAI..:--Thisj being the
secoui.mind rast offterlnlg thie liroplertly
will be sohl for whllatever it will blinig,
on twelve montllhs' credit or bolnd, tlile
pclllcaer .beiing required Ito fursilsh
Lgood and aplpraved joint seesiiity,
bearing interest from the day of adjul.
dicLtwlm 'i tile rate of eight peir cent
per annum from that date ustil full
and filial: payment, audl special utrt
gage retained in the property sold.
H. M. ROBINSON,
March 20, 1878. Sherifft.
Prjnter'T Eges $8.00.
M1IS: ELL N .UlJS.
THE JU30R1S D.IWN TO SERVE
THE NEXT MAY TERM
I'HE DISTIHIC'T COURT.
CLERK'S OFFrc, ALEXANDRIA. LA..
March 16. 1878.
B E IT KNOWN THAT ON T'l'mI
the 16th lay of Marcli A. D. 1878,
we, Charles C. Weems, W. A. Griffin
and William Hustmyre, memt,ers of the
.lnrv Cominmission in and for the sail
Parish, duly qul;lifled and sworn, to
;ether with J:mres IH Ranridall. Clerk
of the District Court for said Parish,
andl ex-oficio a memhber of salid Corn
moissimon, did meet in the Court House in
he Town of Alexadmria, and did thenl
and there proceed to draw front the
Generatl Venire Box r lip names of those
who are to serve as Jurors tat the onsil
ing May Term of the Ninth Judicial
District Court in aindI for the Parish
aforesaid, ias follows, to-wit:
1 A E N."lder ...... ... Paul's Store
2 W H Robert .........Cheneyville
3 J C Gouhlen . ....... Alexaniria
4 L J Kennedy ..........
5 Emil. Ray ..........
6 B Brady ...... Batyon Rapides
7 Joseph T. Gay ........... Pineville
8 A J Ilanna..... ..... o. l.amolirie
9 W U Mills ..... Alexandria
10 Win Morrison ........ Pineville
11 .1 L Parce .... ... . Cheneyville
12 C M Wells ........
13 G Baillio Jr ....... Baron Robert
14 J II Auilihlert ....... Chelievville
15 A oonieon .. .. ......... .Paull'
16 Steve Freeman.. .... . Lamolirle
17 .fa' Mloore ... ... Alexandlrin
18 W B Gomldnan ....... Paul's
19 I) Kihnagle ........ Alexa:ndria
20 l Siilpson ... . ... Bayou Brapihles
21 F B Barker ........... Sprinig Ilill
22 F M R:axslale ......... Alexandria
23 ,ls '1' Nicholls ... ...... Nicholls
24 Jolhn Hanlan Big island
25 Isale Mainteaux ..... Cheneyville
26 Jo.i h Grantham ... ... Calhoon's
27 .1 I)4'helps ... ......... "
2 'I' L Pert ............... Lamoulrie
29 11 :\ 'l'holnpsoni .......... Cobile
3o) TC Whleado ...... Spring Hill
31 IV H Scott ......... B.B you Robert
32 G W Cutts ........... .....C.otile
33 G W Gardhiner ............
341 31 M Mairler ...... Bayou Robert
35 . Heymalan ............. Aleh'xailri
36 M lPula l Jr ............. 1e
37 EC Ilerhert .. ......Cheneyville
38 Fat Kelly ....... ....Alex.miria
39 Claibe 4t:ehal .......... Piniewoods
40 1 C Roberts ........... Alexamilria
41 F B Mlder .... .. .. Paul't
42 K V Weem l ..... BIayou Roblert
43 .\ lx i tlhr Glulksmlnal... Alexallndri
44 EI Va e. ..............Cotl'
45 J.Jlani A lDiixon ...... ......
46 Win Siullivian Holloway's Prairie
-17 W Ii Re':il:m ....... Wise's
48 Wimi M'rhlh ilt ....... Slring Creek
49 .J:lli.s l( .\rthur ....... .........
50 11 R D)ulney........... Alexandria
I John A Williams ..... Alexanldria
2 I' H Barker ........... Colhlioll's
3 Tom W Comlpton .. ... Aillltria
4 , M SlMac'khl ford ... Bayou R:l)pies
5 A A. Goolwi .. ... Alexindria
6 J.1 David ........... Pine.ville
7 1 I Miller ...... ......Alhxandlria
8 .1J 1 Forney
9 J A :\CI aw'oI ... ........ Lamonrie
10 JJ Swann .. ........... ..Paul's
11 W C Johnsol ......... AlexuanIria
12 '1' J Small ............. Chteueyville
13 S. IS Inlerson .......... ...Cotile
4 I D R Molmgai ... ...... AlexatIria
15 Alpht Slty ....... Btyou Rapidles
16 C E Jlnett .tt............ Cheneyville
17 B Meyer ... ....... ... I:lmour ie
s8 J..seph V Melder ........ Ct1iho rn's
19 John P K'.Iso ......... Alhxiuuilria
20 ( 1 Crrotith ..............Paul's
21 CH Blanchardl .........Colile
22 J W Glass ........... . Hium'stol
23 1l A Rio'ant ...............Cotile
24 W A Charleville ......... "
25 M Deville .....Holloway'sv Prairie
26 31 3 alloway ....... Cac ,hen.yville
27 A I Brister ........ B myoi Rapiles
28. A Rillio ... ... ..B yolli Robert
209 C E ouea ........ ... Alexaldr'ia
30 C Goldenberg. ......... "
1 J C Irving .......... Alexandria
2 Kt L Walker ......... CliennyvilIe
3 J.oletas litckmau ..........Pineville
4 AT' Comnpton .......... Alexandria
5 K ,! Well A ........ .. "
6 J A Allbrirht ......... Chleneyvillo
7 L, Q lirnige .......... Pauli's
8 I) M Lyle ....... .. Chtneyville
9 G',n R WVat'r. ............. Pineville
10 31 11 Duhlam ...... Bayou R:lpiaIes
11 F ,llder ................Paul's
12 el'wis 'rlex:all Jlr ... B:yon R lllpies
13 I'lihos Chev;illier Holloway's Pralirie
lI Loanii Gowalls ..... r ... Alliuxn J/in
15 B rllnarl Well .........Cheneyvill
16 P L Kys ... Hlhloway's Prairie
17 IHeary Walkling ..........Piuteville
18 N S MNutt ... ........Cllhoon's
19 B K HItitler ........Byou Rapilides
20 .l:mues i i)avis ..... Bayou Robert
21 R:olm lll i Rhalmes ........ Plaul'a
22."1 aI Wi'ems .... .....Bayou Rapiles
23 BT 'Lewis ............ Borllllti's
24 C Alffrilan ............ Lamiourie
25 A E Clhitty ................ Pail's
26 Denniiis Kelly.......... Aleianllria
27 IV Sittonis ..............Cotlle
28 JE Roberts .............. . ,
29 E M Bras;hear .... Bayon Rapides
30 H M1 Golmluan ....... .......Cotlle
And after having drawn the above
aud foregoing one hundred aud ten
lnames from thie General Venire Box,
we, thle said Jury Commissioners, to
gethar with the sahl Clerk, didl proceed
to rpl:ice thie same with a like number
of nalmes of (liduly qualifl d electol;rs
taken from thie Registration Books.
C. C. WEEMS,
W. A. GRIFFIN,
J. 11. RANSDELL,
A true coly:
J. H. RIxs..Ird
TOM ANDERSON, MY JOE.
Tom Anderson, my joe, Tom,
\lhen we were first acqlent,
I ,ricked agai, st your keno game
Till e e'vy red was spurt.
Thouigh I have quite retfrmeri my ways
For that was long agn-
It seems you haven't chatiged a bit,
Toni Anderson, my joe.
Tom Anderson, my ji, Tom,
Since then for many a dear
Yon IIla:ted a valsly meaier game,
In quite a different s here :
A game at which the other side
Had not a c~ ance to crow,
Because ion marked anl stocked the cards
Toni Anderson, mny joe.
Tom Anderson, my joe, Tom,
Wheni you began that game
I wondered that your thrrat was not
In danger from the sami. ;
And when I pa:s.ed a field of hemp
I smiled to see it grow,
And thought 'twas growing there for you,
Toni Andelrson, mly joe.
Tom Anderson, my joe, Tom,
ona surely might have seen
That you, beside those Northern sharps,
Were very soft and green;
For when the game is poalitics,
So many tricks they know,
That they rare quite too munch for you,
Tom Anderson, my joe.
Tom Anderson, my joe. Tom,
They coaxed you on to sin;
They made you play a swindling game,
And rak d the profits in;
They told you many, many lies,
Anrd wept and phleaded so,
C'hat you wererbadly swindled, too,
Tomi Anderson, my joe
Tom Anderson, my joe, Tom.
Yon never thonght that ways
Of wickedness were trodden by
The meek and lamblike Hay es,
rr that Ohio hands were miade
To strike a sneaking blow;
Btat now you understand it all,
ToUn Anderson, my joe.
Torm Anderson, my j ,e, Tom,.
Who you shall count the cost,
Yqu'd bIetter give away the game
At which you w ,n and lost;
And you should well remember Hayes,
When yon to prison go,
And not forget those other Frauds,
Toimi Anderson, ami joe.
An Interview with the Famcus Texas
HOW HE FOLLOWED A FOE AND KILLD
HIM IN A DUEL.
THE BLOOD STAINED BANDIT'S HOPE 4
OF ESCAPE FROM THE
William Lonrley, the famous Tex
as de-peradn, who has been credited
with the killing of thirty-two men,
has been interviewed in the jail at
Galveston, where he awaiting death
"How are you today, Mr. Long
"Very glad to see you, gentlemen.
Mentally I feel very well, and would
do so physically, hut these chains
iand this infernal stiff iron are break
lug me down."
As Longlev sail-this he pointed to
a cross har of iron that extended
from one leg to the other, to which
was appen-led strong chains.
"Are you chained day and night?"
I asked the desperado, as his sharp,
'lark eyes looked from hehit,d the
hars at the party ready to propound
to him the Mexican questiol in
"Yes, they keep me chained (lay
and night, and change the irons
twice each day-morning and night.
The jail rs seem to like my compa
ny, and do not want to part with
"Perh:ps they wish to keep you
from making any more raids into
"Do you think so?" queried Long
ley, as tie hurriedly glanced from
under his broad-brimmed slouched
"Bill, pardon my familiarity, did
you and John Wesley Hardin, with
a picked company of your class of
men, ever make a raid into Mexico
• and levy contrihutions on rich Mex
icans living in the State of Tamau
"No, sir; no, sir. I never went
with Hardin any where. I don't even
know Hardin personally, and ouli
once met him, and that was in tlhe
county of Comancha. We simply
glanced at each other as we passed
on horseback, Hardin not knowing
that he was meeting his rival in
"During any period of your out
lawry did you extend your travels
andl operations across the Rio
"Once. I was alone then, and did
not molest any of the greasers. My
stay in Mexico was short-not ex
ceeding one month. I was in search
of a man who had killed a friend of
mine in Texas. At Mttamoras I
was within one hour of catching
hin. ije knew I was on his track
At Reynosa I came up with himn. ibut
he was under the protection of Pan
cha Mejia and his gang of Cortina:
banditti. I told Mejia that I was af
ter Grady-that was the fellow's
name-and was determined to get
him. Mejia said that he considered.
my Itroposition the coolest he had
ever heard, and told Grady what I
wanted. That party was nervous
over the condition of things and I
agreed to fight me with six shooters,
and you know, gentlemen, I am no
slouch with a six-shooter. The af
fair was arranged, and a few morn
ings after the meeting we fought at
the. ranche of Cortina, thirty miles
back of Reynosa, and if you ever
pass along that way just look at the t
"mnott" of live oaks on the left-hand f
side of the road leading to Monterey, I
and you will see Grady's grave. We
fought at ten paces, advance and fire, I
and my pistol went off first. Grady r
was shot immediately over the left I
eye, in the very spot he shot my
best Friend, at Banquette, one year t
before, Mejia seemed gratified over t
the result, and saluted me as
THE BEST SHOT IN MEXICO.
He seemed determined to have me r
join his band, and as a matter of r
safety I did so, expecting to leave it a
whenever convenient. While with a
these fellows I had a good time gen t
erally, and was always well stocked r
with Mexican dollars, which I spent t
freely at fandanooes. A few nights 'I
before I left the band Cortina came a
to our camp and had a long talk c
with Pancha MUjia, and the next A
morning I was informed by that
party that a grand raid into Texas t
was in order, and that if everything c
went smoothly we would capture S
Corpus Christi, two hundred men t
making up the raiding party. This r
was too much for me. I was willing t
to tackle a-Mexican town, but loved
my n:tive Texas too well to do her
any harm, antd therefore left my I
Mexican friendls with a good horse
rig, and plenty of money in my pos
session. Of courset he raid did not,
At this interesting period of the
desperado's tale of Mexican adven
tures, a prisoner in the next cell
made a great disturbance Longley
knocked with his manacles on the
partition separating the two cells,
"Ke.ep quiet in there."
"Go to h-l, you murdering thief!"
was the reply.
Longley smiled in his usual genial
manner, andi said sarcastically:
"That's Smith. He's in for rob
hing a poor prostitute of her sleeve
buttons. Gentlemen, I'm not going
to utter a boast, but if all the inhab
itants of Galveston were out of the
city, and the place repeopled with
fifteen thousand men like Smith, and
these jail doors were unfastened, I
would take the contract to run them
into the bay in one hour. That is
what Bill Longley thinks of the ras
cal in the next cell to him. Do you
listen to my remarks, Smith?"
These few opinions seemed to
have a gratifyi'ng influence on Smith,
and the interview proceeded without
further molestation from that
"Longley, it is now behlieved that
reports publishe I in papers to the
effect that you committed thirty-two
murders are not true-that they have
"I am glad to bhear you say that
the people of Texas are taking the
right view of my case, fot I've been
greatly misrepresented in this State
by newspaper reporters, who were in
search of sensations, and in gratify
ing their vanity as writers they sac
rificed me, and I am now threatened
with the scaffold. Much of this
grew out of reports scattered in the
papers of Texas by fellows preparing
sketches of my life for publication,
to book shape, so as to advertise
their works well before issuing them
from the press. All these fellows
are enter prising editors. One of
these money-grabbers got out his
book ahead of all the others, calling
it the "Life of Bill Longley." He
was so certain of making a fortune
out of the thrilling lot of lies, that
he quit editing his paper and went
to peddling the books. . Well, the re
suit was that he broke at it some
where in northern Texas, and is now
driving a dray in Dallas, a vocationt
for which the majority of Texas edi
tors should be qualifying themselves,
and pne they would be bettar adapt
ed to than editing."
"YoSu, Bill, are rept·ed ta rseady
n.d proiili, writer. Would you likt t
to, become an edlitor--that is, when i
you are a free man?" r
"Yes, sir, I like to write: but I do r
not think editing a paper would suit t
me. Yet I would give all the Mexi ti
can dollars I could lay hauds on in q
the next ten years S
TO BE A REPORTER
for one week, and have the privilege t,
to write whatever I please. One
week would do. There would he a
gnawing of files hereabout and else
where for at least one year after my ii
reportorial career ended." h
"Have you friends to look after
your interest on the outside?" ft
"No, sir; I have not got an influ- it
ential friend on earth that I know of, b
and my old father is a poor man.- b
He possesses nothing but a home- ge
stead, and lives eight miles above al
Belton, in Bell county. Father can- ki
not help me, and I know of no other be
"In the trial that ended so diaas w
trously to you, you stated through cl
the press that prejudice and personal o0
hatred caused your conviction." at
"It was prejudice and pelbnal en be
mity that convicted me. There was to
not a shadow of positive evidence $t
against me. Personal hatred was so ti
strong that my enemies threatened ni
to kill any lawyer who would plead
my case. My old father was afraid T
to assist in getting me a lawyer.- 01
The lawyer that I did get became ct
scared during the trial and left the H
court House before it was half ended. C(
As he left, be whispered to me- in
'Bill, old fellow, they are determined al
to have your .life. If you are not A
convicted by law, they intend to w
shoot you to pieces before you get to d;
the jail.' I have been in this jail
nearly eight months. During that L
time neither my father nor any of 01
my brothers have called to see me.
They could visit me here without k
fear-but not so in Giddings. My i11
enemies are very numerous there." L
"Did the outlaws of Texas, previ. C
ons to the capture of John Wesley k
Hardin, Taylor and yourself, have an if
organization for mutual protection k
against the officers of the law?" L
"I don't think they did. As for tI
myself, I have never been connected ci
with any organized band of outlaws. si
During my travels I met quite a
number of ti
TEXAS OUTLAWS AND DESPERADOES, R
but I had thWt very little to do with
them, never having any partners in a
my wanderings, generally being R
alone. I have no friends among the
Texas desperadoes, for I have arrest- p
ed a great many horse thieves my a
self. But that makes no difference, a
the newspapers have turned every k
hody "against me. Those persons b
who say I should be hanged, do not p
know why-always excusing their
excess of hatred by saying: 'The
newspapers say he has killed thirty
two men.' I tell you right here,
gentlemen, solemnly, while the shad
ow of the scaffold is nigh over me
that I have not done one-fourth of
the crime that I am accused of."
"Do you think the appellate court
will grant you a new trial?"
"Yes, sir. A trial like mine can
not pass in the appellate court; and
I am certain the judges of that high
court will not listen to false rumors
about me. Testimony will be pro
duced to show that my trial in Gid
dings was a mere mockery."
"How old are you, Mr. Longley?"t
"I am 26 years old. I was born on
the 6th of October, 1851, in Chappel
"If you escape the penalty attach
ed to your recent conviction will
you lead a peaceable life in the fu- I
"Well, that would depend upon
circumstances and how I escaped.
If pardoned by the authority of the
Governor I would do my best to
make a good citizen. But I have no
hopes of a pardon. IfI made my es
cape from confinement, then, of
course, my life would again he tur
bulent, because I would always have
to be on the alert, and in that way I
would keep getting deeper in crime
and outlawry all the time."
"This ended our interview with
Longley, considered by the people of
of modern times, and who will soon
end his days on the scafold unless
the appellate court, now in session at
Galveston, grants him a new trial.
His voice is soft and pleosaot and
language good. He1is nearly six
rfeet high and well formed, bdut r6ml
to he suffering from the loadt of
chains on his limbs. A large black
moustache shades an expressive I
mouth, and a pointed goatee, covers
the end of his chin. His eyes are
dark, bright, and searching. Un .
questionably Longley is a man of
wonderful endurance and nerve, .and
would prove a dangerous antagonist
to an enemy when armed with, the
-ix shooter, a. weapon he handles
with deadly precision.
In his interview with strangers be
is courteous and talkative-i fact,
TALKED TOO MUC ,
for his own good,, his anecdotes be
ing magnified into terrible scenes of
bloodshed and tragic deaths by volu
ble interviewers. Besides being a
good talker he is a prolific writert
and a constant reader. He may havei
killed tnirty-two men. but I do not -
believe it; and, furthermore, I do h
not believe he had an impatrial trial e
when convicted, His being kept in d
chains day and night, with a stiff bar t
of iron spreading his legs apart, is
an act of barbarity that should not d
be tolerated in any part of the Uni- e
ted States. The jail is. safe. It is C
surrouided by a high brick wall, and N
the spacious yard is well lighted at e
night, and guarded by
LARGE AND FIERCE DOGS.
Tht prisoner's cell is in the middle
of the jail, on the first floor, and es
cape from it seems an impossibility. b
He complains of the irons that are e
constantly pressing downward and
injuring his health, and says. that
great partiality is exhibited toward a
Walker, another condemned man, g
who has the privilege of the yard n
daily. . v
I asked the jailer why he kept E
Longley chained and so closely con
fined. He replied:
"He was sent to this jail for safe
keeping, and we propose to keep him.
,It will not do to let such a man as &l
Longley have any show whatever.- '1
Common reports say that he -has t
killed thirty two men, and if so he `'
is a dangerous man, and must be:
kept in this jail until the sheriff of "
Lee county calls for him to expiate c
the crime of killing Anderson in that
county. The appellate court will
settle his case in a very few days." -
Longley, while in one of his wri '
ting moods, wrote a letter and for q
warded it and his photograph to
RANDE, THE WESTERN DESPERADO,
and expressed adesire-to correspond t
with that bloodthirsty individual. :
Young Taylor, one, of the princi
pals of the Taylor Sutton vendetta of C
western Texas, is in a cell immedi
ately over Langley, with other man
killers, but bad blood, seems to exist I
between them and the notoriouW.
prisoner down stairs,.--[Police News.
THE POETRY OF THE OLD PLANTA
TION.-What nights were the nights
on theol0 plantation ! The mellow
light of the harvest moon crept
through the rustling leaves of the
tall oaks, fell' softly upon the open
space beyond, and bathed the brown
old barn in a flood of golden glory,
while the songs of the negroes at the
coro-pile-lusty chorus and plain
tive refrain-shook the silence nntil
it broke upon the air in far reaching
waves' of melody. But, alas, all
these are gone. The moon pursles"
her pathway as serenely as of old,
but she no longer looks down upon
the scenes that were famillar to your
youth. The old homestead and the
barn are given up to decay, and the
songs of the negroes have been
hushed into silence by the necessi
ties of a new dispensation. The old
plantation itself is gone. It has
passed away, but the hand of time
inexorable and yet'tender, has woven
about it the sweet suggestions of
poetry and romance-memorials that
neither death nor decay can destroy.
-Fane culture is the latest Wees;
tern industry, and is being systemat
tically carried on in Minnesota. It
is a simple process, consisting chief
ly in the protection of egs and tad
poles from birds and other enemies
by meansof wire screens. The pro
duct thus far reporten amounts to
2.000 dozen legs, of IrWtech two-thi'rds
have been shipped to St. Louis,
where they bring an average of
twenty-cents per dozen.
-WHAT is to be done with the
devil?" asks the Buffalo Express.,
And the Hawkeye replies: "If he is
through taking proofs let him die
tribute bievvirt ntilit i, tlu to o
.] t'rtfht mail."
NolBOETHIGi ABOUT DI.tIO ,.
HOW THEY ARE CUT, AND THEIR RE!L
ATIVE VALUE - I-MIT A
The process used in cutting dia
monds iA exceediagly Inttreiuiatlag fi
we all know that. theiiardes.t' saub
stance in the world is tbisistne yet.
when presented to ~a in "e ,foram..o
a jewel it is cuSta a "pmost !preel
and geomietricalemaner. Diamonde,
like most crystals of'thr-ae itfbPtilk
tios, ca be ,splitit a obitta s'dreo
tion; thi. property; knows iras f~lea -
'age" allows thi first. rQugb shape to
be given to the stone, andalso to re
niove the outward crust or such parts
as are defecEilte' The atone is then
'fastened with cement to the extiem:-"
Ity of a stick, aid as o. iiothkingbuata
diampnd can cut another, it 'i: rub
hed against another diamond mount.
ed in a similar fashion. Diamond
duet mixed with oil is placed be
twees the two stones. A flat surface
or "facet," is thus formed -on 'each'
diamond. The cement is then heat
ed and the position of the stones
changed, and this operation tsare$
peated until the diamonds show the
elements of the shape that is ulti.
mately to be given to them. The
grindfng and polishing to which' the
stone has'--still to be asu~jected are
done on circular steel horizontal ta
bleg revol ving at great speed au4
covered withi diamond dust anid oil;i
the stones are held.to brass hindles
with soft solder. The process is long
and expensive; besides requiring
great skill on the part of the work.
man, who can greatly increase the
value of a stone by skillful nutting.
Diamonds when cut affect either the
shape of a "brilliant" or tbhatof a
'rose." The brillismt has a flat er.
.face at the top, called the. "table,"
from this the facets slope outward'till.
they reach the "girdle,"- or point <of
greatest width of the, stone;: from
there they decrease1 forming: an lui.
verted pyramid, terminated by a'
small facet. Rose diamonds are'
made out of thinner stones, and often
chips from large diamonds, and ' qr,
cut in a pyramid shape, the base of
which 's in the setting.' Almost pi
croacopu'rses are 'used foa ornai
ment in gold waork, and' 'whe, it
quite close together form a cillouti.
Diamonds and most precious stoes
are sold by weight, the unit berag
the carat. The value of diimoedsa
increases'with the size more.thani it'
does with the weight, so that atwo
carat stone is worth four.- times as
much as. a one-carat stone. Dia
monds are most valuable when quite
pure white, but pink, black and dark
vellow-diamonds are often of great
value.. Imitations of stones in. glass
have been made, with more or -less..
success, at different times indiffterent -
countries, but they can in very few .
instances pass for rea gems. The
most' dangerous 'counterfeits are
those called doublets, where a this
coating of real stone is applied to ''
base of colored glase;' the' Sdapphire
is one of the stones that i'oisnot suic
cessfnlly imitated in this way.
-JFrederic Voss in Harper's Basar.
"-Sox: of the m-on0astries ii "It"ly .
and Frhdce will send curious ariven.
tions to the .Paris Exthibition. A'
Florentine friar hais bonstru;ctd' a
watch only a quarter of an Lnch ta
diameter. It has not only :a third
hand to mark the seconds,'b.t a ml.
eroscopio dial which indigates the
days of the week and month,'snd the
proper dates. I alsp contains aan
alarom, and on its front cover ap -t
genlously cut 8gore of St. Franis tQ
ssisI. On the back cover two vter
see of the "To Denm" are distinctly
cut. Amonastery loBritany, Franes
will contribute a plain lookigmar. -..
hogony -table, with an toilaid'drUiaght
or chess board on the surface. The
inventor sets the pieces/ for a ·game
of chese, and sits alone at one .side!
of the boardl. He plays cautiously
and the opposite pie~bes mov autdi
atically and solaetimes- thebkma t
him. There is no iiechantiti iapa
rent beneath the tableb to~ whlich
seems to be a solid mahogoony board.
--Ta iive-year-olk. ZoghteF.ofa
Cincinnati family, the otbiter day ..
*stood watching her baby brother,
i who was makhg a great 'foass ver
having tis ':face washe'The'. hlittle "
mi.e ar length lost: her patienc,"n./d
a stamplng bet tiny foot said, #YB-
.·hthta you have..lots of trouble, but
u don ds know anything about ft~:
it, ill yOnd rebig enoupg'l qtt g.,
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