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VOL. ,0. # ALEXANDRIA LA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 3. 1895.
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'TEXAS AND PACIFIC
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THE DEACON'S DAUGHTERS.
The deacon had three daughters, lithe and, f
Girls with three story heads, handsomely
Lovable, beautiful, spiritI.l, that could a
Bring down in joy the ,et of heaven to earth
And raise the hearts of earth ton thanks to
Humanity reached a higher piano in themt
Yet had no caun: to blush at its succas.
Certet they had to eat, to drink, to sleep,
To sew, to scrub, maybe sometimes to delve
In the old fashioned garden full of flowers, t
Yet never seemed they waiNting much in that II
All indescribable that is from heaven
No less than earth, that subtile comeliness p
Bolonging nly t1 he high be.longlngs
Above the cadeneLB of this great world.
What shall we say about them-praise or
Blame thnu for glorifying this our earth? Ii
Praise them for blooming like three lovely C
Let us give thanks that such as they exist.
Let us give thanks that we, too, are alive it
To comprehend, admiro and freely bhl.~s.
-Edward S. Creamer in New York Sun.
In Chancery. e
The funds in court amounted in E
1894 to the huge total of £64,075,187 t
4s. id., but the proportion of this 1i
sum in want of owners is not stated. I1
It is inforesting to note that during 1j
the preceding year payments were
made to successful claimants and t:
others amounting to £16,324,152 3s. it
There is also a large sum in court
undor the heading "Foreign curren- i
cies," made up of rupees, crowns, t
dollars, florins, francs, guilders, lire E
and marks. Reference should also t1
bo made to a long list of boxes and t:
other miscellaneous effects remain- o
ing in the custody of the Bank of b
England on behalf of the supreme o
court of judicature. b
An official list of the titles of chan- d
cery causes undealt with for 15 years o
or upward is published triennially, ji
but as the names of the testators or a
persons entitled to the funds are in V
the majority of cases not stated the
information is of little value to the ii
general public. To give an instance: n
In 1823 Nathaniel Briggs, one of the it
next of kin of Thomas Storko, who I
died in 1760, was advertised for by I
order of the court of chancery. The t
fund was not claimed, and in the o
latest list of dormant funds we find v
the title of the chancery suit given rq
thus:"Pomoroy versus Brewer." No g
mention is made that the next of 1,
kin of Thomas Storko are wanted.
Ar idea of the large number of a
similar cases may be gained from
the fact that the list of unclaimed 2
funds fills 187 pages. This list is c,
only an index to the titles of no- C
counts and is not in any sonse a reg.
ister of next of kin wanted or of t
lapsed legacies, intestates' estates, g
unclaimed dividends, prize money, t
etc.-Chambers' Journal. a
Interviewing by Telephone. g
Many Frenchmen nowadays live ,
in Brussels, some because they find
it convenient to quit their native i
country, others because Brussels,
while wonderfully like Paris, is as
yet far less expensive a place to live
in. This being so, the telephone be.
tweeoon the French and Belgian capi
tals is extremely important, and one 0
of the more go ahead of the Parisian
newspapers has hit upon the device
of publishing "interviews by tele
phone" with celebrities across the 6
frontier. Those interviews differ in
nothing from interviews obtained
in the usual way. Thus in one of 0
them a politician was asked by his 0
interviewer, "What do you intend to
do?" and the account thus continues:
"'Why,I shall simply watch events,'
he roplied, rubbing his hpuds." Peo
ploe are now wondering how the tel- 1
ephone has been brought to such
perfection that a man can be heard
rubbing his hands hundreds of miles
She (Got Even.
Miss Pretty (with scathing sar- 1
oasm)-You seem to prefer the com
pany of youths much younger than
Miss Beauti (with outting severn
ty)-Yes, I am not so anxious to
marry as some girls I know.-New
Aristotle was the first.philosopher I
to suggest the real cause of the phe- I
nomenon of dew. He said, "The i
sun's heat raises the vapor, from
which the dew is formed as soon as
that heat is no longer present to sus- i
tain the vapor."
The Wisconsin river was first call
ed the Masconsin, "wild, rushing
channel." In the books of the early
explorers the name appears as the
Ouisconsin, Misconsan, Ouisconohe,
Mesconsing and Missouissing.
There is something among men
more capable of shaking despotic
power than lightning, whirlwind, or
earthquake-that is, the threatened
indignation of the whole civilized
The British isles have furnished
over two-thirds of the immigrants
who have crossed the Atlantic to
seek their fortunes on our shores
"To put a flea in his ear," to indi
cate a sharp rebuff, is a proverbial
saying found in all languages having
Jamaica has a name of Indian or
tin. It means "the country with
A ton of good coal is said to yield
L bout 8,000 feet of purified gas.
ENGLISH AT THE HEAD.
Spoken by More People Then Any Other
Language of Civilization.
More people speak English than
any other language now in use in
the civilized world, and the increase
in the use of English is so rapid that
it may ultimately outstrip all the
European languages collectively. At
the beginning of the present con.
tury French stool at the head of
languages in general use. Then 20
per cent of the people of Europe and
America spoke French. Then follow.
ed in the order named Russian, 19
per cent; German, 18 per cent; Span
ish, 16 per cent; English, 12 per
cent, and Italian, 9 per cent. French
was the language of treaties, of fash.
ion, of international correspondence
and to a considerable extant of com
merce. At the beginning of the pres
ent century twice as many people in
Europe spokeo French as English, and
twice as many spoke German as Eng.
lish. More persons in Europe spoke
Italian than English, and in fact Eng.
lish had a subordinate rank.
Colonization in America and Aus
tralia and particularly the enormous
increase of population in the United
States favored the extension of Eng
lish. Colonization in South and Con.
tral America favored Spanish and in
Brazil, Portuguese. One reason of
the rapid and general extension of
the English language has been that
colonization from Great Britain has
been very much larger than from
other countries, and the English
have made their influence felt more
decisively than have the people of
other nations in colonies. Thus, for
instance, Holland has today exten
sive colonies in various parts of the
The present population of Holland
is 4,000,000 and of the Dutch coloe.
nies 24,000,000. The area of Holland
in square miles is 20,000 and of the
Dutch colonies 600,000. But the
Dutch language has never been ex
tended td any great extent by reason
of these colonies, tho inhabitants of
which have never learned Dutch.
The French, Italian and Russian lan
guages have not been extended great
ly through colonization. As a conse
quence of the changes through colo
nization and otherwise 110,000,000
people now speak English instead of
20, 000, 000, as at the beginning of the
century. German has hold its own
without variance for nearly 100 years
and is still spoken by 18 per cent of
those speaking any European lan
guage. Russian has fallen off a lit
tie, not in numbers, but in percent
ago, and so have all the Latin lan
guages. The number of persons
speaking French at the beginning of
the century was 31,000,000, and now
it is 51,000,000. The number of per
sons speaking Spanish at the begin
ning of the century was 26,000,000.
Now it is 45,000,000. The number of
those persons speaking Italian has
increased from 15,000,000 to 30,000,.
In Europe today German stands at
the head. It is the language of 68,
000,000 people. Russian follows with
60,000,000, Frnch with 45,000,000,
English with 38, 000, 000, Italian with
31,000,000 and Spanish with 17,000,
000. In the United States the growth
of English has been and continues to
be most rapid, and the two countries
which are gaining most by the in
crease of population-the United
States and Australia-are both Eng
lish speaking countries and bid fair
to keep English at the head.-New
Knew Some r ngllb. but Not That.
A Frenchman was boasting that
he had thoroughly mastered the Eng
lish languago when he was asked to
write from dictation the following
choice specimen of our ecoentrio ver
"As Hugh Hughes was hewing a
yule log from a yew tree a man
dressed in garments of a dark hue
came up to Hugh and said, 'Have
you seen my ewes?' To which he
replied, 'If youwill waituntil I hew
this yew, I will go with you to look
for your ewes.'"
After an attempt the Frenchman
admitted his mistake. He used to
imagine he was used to English
speaking, but he would be more care
ful how he used the language in fu.
An intelligent foreigner is said to
have expressed himself after the fol
lowing fashion in wegard to the Eng.
"When I discovered that if I was
I quick I was fast, if I stood firm Iwas
fast, if I spent too freely I was fast
and that not to eat was to fast, I
was discouraged. But when I came
across the sentence, 'The first one
won one guinea prize,' I was tempt
ed to give up trying to learn the Eng
lish language. "-Youth's Compan
Symbols of Trade.
In Scotland it was for a long time
usual to place on a man's tombstone
the symbols of his trade Especially
was this the case at Dunblane,
where, in the burial ground of the
abby, it has been found that of
those tombstones which are from
100 to 200 years old about one-fourth
are thus marked, the symbols being
in- bw relief.-Philadelphia LedgeT.
BRISTOL'S HAUNTED HOUSE.
A Mansion at Which Joseph Bonaparte
and Other Noted People Dined.
In this old town, which is teeming
over with interesting historical anec
dotes of the time when Bristol was
one of the most prominent summer
resorts of the country, it would be
an anomalous condition of affairs
not to have an old house which the
imagination of those inclined to su
perstition has tenanted with eerie
Upon the banks of the Delaware
river, on Radcliffo street, above Dor.
ranco, stands an old white mansion
that is dreaded by even the small
boy, and the young people of the
town when out rowing on dark sum
mer nights make a detour when
near the "haunted house" and row
far out in the stream. Tradition has
it that the building is thoroughly
furnished; that the table in the largo
dining room is always set ready for
a banquet, and that on certain nights
the shades of those who once inhab
ited the pilace again gather round the
once hospitable board and re-enact
the festivities that were held there
in the early part of the century.
The old house was built in 1816 by
a Major Lenox, who, Squire William
Kinsey, the venerable authority on
local history, says, was United States
minister to the court of St. James
and was for a number of years resid,
ed in by the diplomat and his accom
plished wife. Many distinguished
people from Europe and America
were frequent visitors to the man
sion, and the hospitality of Major
Lenox was proverbial. Among those
who frequently came to the place
was the ex-king of Spain, Joseph
Bonaparte, who, the historian re
lates, frequently came down the Del
aware from Bonaparte park at Bor
dentown in, the handsome barge pro
sented to him by Stephen Girard,
with the American flag and the
French tricolor waving from the
mast. He was often accompanied by
the one time dashing cavalry com
mander, Prince M'urat.
The brother of the Emperor Napo
leon sometimes drove down by way
of Trenton, and it is said that while
making the journey one day he was
thrown from his carriage and injur
ed about the head. Dr. Phillips at
tended him at the old tavern of John
Bossonott, now the Delaware House,
corner of Mill and Randolph streets,
and received shortly afterward a
$100 note and a fine steel engraving
At the death of Major Lenox the
mansion reverted to his niece, Miss
Sarah Lukens Koene, a woman of
groat beauty and culture who had
attracted much attention at court in
London. Her aunt entertained great
hopes of contracting a marriage with
some of the English nobility and in.
dignantly refused Miss Keene's hand
to a John H. Powell of Philadel
phia, stating that her niece was in
tended for a duke or a lord and not
a brewer's son. Miss Keene died as
she had lived, an old maid, and with
a compassionate feeling for those
of her sex similarly situated devised
the mansion and several thousand
dollars to the bishop of the Protes
tant Episcopal church of the diocese
of Pennsylvania in trust for the
maintenance of "five, six or more
aged gentlewomen, widows or single
women of respectability and debay
ed fortune who had become destitute
in old age. "-Bristol (Pa.) Letter in
Little Harold, who lives in Florida
avondB, is one of the brightest little
fellows in town. It is really a pity
that the profession of courtier has
fallen into decay, for Harold has the
instincts of a Raleigh. He has a sis
ter Margery, two years his junior,
and Margeryis his ideal. Thoe other
day at luncheon Margery was eating
bread and sugar, and some of the
sugar remained on her lips. Harold
told her of it, and she wiped it off.
"There's something else sweet on
your lips," went on the 5-year-old
beau. Margery drew her napkin
across her mouth again.
"Oh, you can't wipe it off," said
Harold. "You were born with it."
'Tho Chicago plutocrat was show
ing an eastern architect some of the
great buildings of the Windy City
and getting his opinion of them.
"I think," said the architect after
his tour of investigation, "that
while your buildings are lofty and
luxurious they lack artistic coher
"Some of them," admitted the
plutocrat, "no doubtdo, butnotall."
"Of course not all."
"Well, I should say not. Now,
take that last one we looked at. It
belongs to me, and it has been pay
ing 10 per cent on the investment
ever since' it was finished.'"-Detroit
S"That girl in front of us is very
fond of the opera," said the young
Swoman at the theater.
I "She must be," replied the younng
man. "From the size of her hat
you'd think she was afraid some of
Sit might get pasther."-Washington
CLARA idORRIS' START.
Her Early Car.eer Described by the Mao
Who Taught ier.
When Clara Morris was baptized
in an Episcopalian church recently,
people began asking how long shd
had boon on the stage. Theater go
ors who are now men and women re
call the furoro she created at Daly's
theater years ago when they were t
boys and girls. Clara Morris then c
was hardly more than a girl, but she c
already had severe1 years of stage
experience, if tho ,ry of old John
Ellsler, the veteran ex-actor and the. 0
atrical manager, is true. Ellslor is a
now in Philadelphia, whore he keeps °
a little shop untroubled by the va
garies of dramatic ventures. P
A reporter for the Washingtoii
Post ran across the old man in Kan- t
sas City a few days ago and listened s
to the following story of how Clara C
Morris got her start: t
"She drifted upon the stage," said b
old John as he filled his queer little b
brier root pipe and lighted it.
"Clara's name wasn't Morris, but I
Morrison. At the time I met her n
first I was the owner of the old t
Academy of Musio on Bank street in a
Clevoeland. Clara's mother was, I v
believe, from Ireland originally, but a
Clara was born here. Her mother h
was cook in a boarding house near
the theater, and as soon as Clara got I
into her teens she was very anxious 0
to do something, earn some money,
to make life a little easier for her h
"In the many years that I knew °
her and even as a girl Clara Morris
was possessed by two strong ideas.
One was that she herself had but a
short time to live, and the other that Q
she must work and slave aind save
and scrape together money enough
before she died to make her mother t
securely comfortable. Well, she's t
not dead yet, and she has her mother b
safe and well in a house on the Iud- C
son, all in the old lady's name.
Clara's temperament was mclan
choly, and that and the trouble with C
her.back may have induced her to a
look only for a short lifo: The in
jury to her back arose from some.
body striking or kicking her before e
she was old enough to recollect it.
"When Clara Morris came to me, "
continued Ellsler, "she was merely a
looking for work. She wasn't think- .
ing of the stage. She came to the i
theater just as she might have gone t
into a restaurant as a waitress had
she known of such a place. The the
ater merely ohanced to be near at t
hand. I had her trained and put her
n.any ballet. For three years Clara t
danced in the ballet. She put in a
good bit of time at my theater eien:
when she wasn't working, and as
she was very quiet and careful and 0
well behaved I used to have her on
a great deal in walking parts when t
the ballet wasn't on the bills.
"To mako a long story short, I I
could not toll when Clara Morris
spoke her first lines on the stage,
neither the play nor the occasion.
The first I recollect on that point is S
that she was acting small parts and f
acting them well. In five years after I
she began to speak lines she was the
best actress in my company-too
good, in fact, for any part I could
give her." e
The first attempt at glassmaking i
in this country was some years be- I
fore the Revolution and was made I
at Quincy, inthis state, by a compa- I
ny of Germans. Some specimens of
their articles still exist, says Mr.
Deonming Jarvcs. The placoin Quincy
where their manufactory was estab- 1
lishcd acquired from them the name
of Gormantown, which name it re
tains to the present time. The site
of their manufactory is now occu. (
pied by the institution called "The
Sailors' Snug Harbor."
About 1785 Robert Howes, a well
known citizen of Boston, made prob
ably the first effort to establish a
window glass manufactory on this
continent. Mr. Hewos carried his
works to the fuel and erected his
factory' in the forest of New Hamp.
shire. -Boston Hoerald
An Old English Custom.
The nomination of shoriffs accord.
ing to the present mode dates from
1461. The "shire reeve" was first
appointed by Alfred the Great to as
sist the aldermen and the bishop in
the discharge of their judicial funo.
tions in the counties. In Edward
III reign it wa enaeted that they
should be "ordained on the morrow
of All Souls by.the chancellor, treas
urer and chief baron of the excheq
nor." The only instance of a fe
male sheriff is that of Anne, count.
ess of Pembroke, who, on the death
of her father, the Earl of Cumber.
land, without male heirs in 1843,
succeeded to the office in Westmor
land and attended the judges to Ap.
He Would Sult
"Can you cook, knit and do plain
sewing, dear?" said the emanoipated
young womnan to the lovely young
man upon whom she had been be,
Sstowing her attentions.
"Yes," was the timid reply.
"hen be mineP' exclaimed the
1impetuous lover. -. Detroit~ ree'
PARSON AND GATAMOUNTS.
The Minlster Found s lair of kittens uan
Uad to Fight for Thetm.
Rev. Dr. Daniel hudson is is well
known Campbellite reaonoher of airt
Bernardino county. He has aowght
souls among the ha~dest tininid
iampa and the toughest lum~ierin
localitios among the mountains u
Arizorn and southern California ir
two decades. He had an uncoi coi
experience one day as he Was'c ing
on horseback down the grade of the
San Jacinto mountain. 1Iý saw t
the edge of the chaparral two little
catamount kittens playfully rolling
and tumbling over each other on the
The preacher granted td catch the
pretty, bobtailed, inntent looking
bunohes of fluff and fur alivq and to
take them home ai curiosities. lie
succeeded and consigned them td
one side of the saddlebags, the Con
tents of which- consisted of hymn
books and Bibles. Mr. Hudson start
ed his horseo for the house of thd
nearesot neighbor, a distanco of six
miles or more. The revorend gentle
man was riding slowly along through
the deepening gloom of the forest in
a thoughtful, half slooeeping mood
when a shrill screech behind hint
and up the t;o'mnttizi side reminded
him that it was growing dark and
there was a rapidly approaching
prospooect of a fight with the parentd
of the kittens.
Dismounting, he secured a heavy
hickory club before the cats arrived,
but not any too soon. Both the old
cats appeared at the same time iii
the road ahead of the preacher.
They had undoubtedly scented the'
kittens and made directly for their
captor. One of the catamounts, an
unusually largo and ferocious malei
made a spring for the dominio'st
throat, but received a whack with
theo hickory which laid him on his
back. Before Dr. Hudson could re.
cover his guard the female caught
him by thie shoatldor as it leaped and
raked him, tearing a section of his
coat and about six inches of his skin
and flesh into ribl*ionl .
By this time the male had got on
his feet again, and both cats prepar
ed to spring at once. Hudson, see
ing that the affair was getting se.
rious, backed up against a tree and
awaited their onslaughit. h6 didn't
have to wait long, as themale, snarkl
ing with rage, made a leap at his
throat, while th. female crept to one
side as if to flank' him. This fact
saved the preacher, as it gave hint
time to receive the bigger one,
which he skillfully did by jumping
to the right and striking it just as it
struck the tree whore he had stood.
The blow knocked it senseless. The
fem'ale made a flying leap, but an
other quick movement allowed her
to strike the base of the' tree wterd
the preacher had stood. He gave it
one hard blow on the side, but slip.
pod and fell, when the oat buried hote
teeth and claws in his leg. It Was
now a rolling, tumbling fight for a
very brief period, but the dominie's'
good luck did not desert him. He
finally killed both animals.--San
A Harlonm girl distingtiished her
self by a 'terrible "break" the other
evening. Her victim was, of all per.
sons, young Apropos, he who is the
idol of the designing damsel and the
maneuvering mother. It may alsrv
be remarked that he has served a
long and honorable apprentiocship
a't speechmaking. He happened to
mention to the flarletzf girl that he
was down for a toast at a dinne'
upon the following evening.
"Yes, and I don't much fancy the'
idea of getting up and making a fool
of myself either," he added, with be.
"Oh, I shouldn't thinryou'd mind
it muich," said the' Hlarlem girl.
"You done it so often before, yet
know. ".-New York Sun.
A Rust Resisting Wheat.
Pisciculturists who look forwar4
hopefully to the evolution of the'
boneless shad will probably derive
some encouragement from the fact
that a new rust resisting variety of
wheat is being eagerly sought for
as seed by Australian farmers. It
was noticed by a farmer in South .
Australia several years ago' While'
reaping a badly rusted field of wheat
that among it were some heads
wholly unaffoected. He picked and
carefully saved them and sowed the'
grain the next year. It yielde& well
and showed no sign of rust. ]Ft'In
that beginLing the stock was in
oreased until 20' acres were raised
last year, the crop of which was
taken at a good price.
Tea In Rausia.
Russians are very careful about"
the way their tea is made. They
make it in a porcelain or earthen
teapot and drink it from tumblers
of glass so annealed that there is no
danger of the hot liquid breaking
them. Their tea is always made of
water at the first boiling-an im·
portant matter. The tea brewed in
the toapot is made quite strong, but'
the tea glasses are' but one-third
filled with this tea and then filled upl
0 with boiling iater. This gives a
delicate, fins lavored- cup of tea noI
strong enough to have a rank taste.
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