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BLIND TOM'S DECLINE.
fl„. famous S«|M Magical Prodigy in an Intone Asylum. The greatest musical wonder of the nP gro race—"Blind Tom"—who for .-ears delighted the public with his re markable performances upon the oi auo, is passing the closing days of hig life amid the pathetic scenes of an In land asylum. Tom in the days of slavery was the property of Gen. James N. Beth une, says a writer in the Chicago Times, a planter of Georgia, who, after the war, moved to Virginia, and took up his residence on an estate near the town of Warrenton. ono of the prettiest vil. luges in the commonwealth, a classic spot in the history of the war, and noted then as now for its cultivated and pleasure-loving people. Here it was, in the shadow of the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains, that -Blind Tom's" genius unfolded itself, found a vent in that atmosphere of refinement and culture, and finally astonished the world. Hi» masterpiece. 'The Battle of Manassas" (which was fought a few miles away), is a miracle of imagina tive form. His conception of the avoids captivates the ear with its first chord, and in the execution that fol lows be imitates the music of the fife and drums, the charge of the cavalry, the thunder of the batteries, and the agony of the wounded and dying so faithfully that a great martial panorama seems to float through the fancy of the hearer. When a mere lad Tom would con ceal himself in his master's house, and after midnight creep into the parlor and play the tamo airs with which hie young mistress had enter tained her guests a few hours before, being cautious to suppress his notes by placing his foot on the - soft" pedal, lie was soon detected, however, in this diversion and reprimanded. The chil dren ot the household, delighted with his marvelous powers, encouraged him to play on all occasions by stealth. But his genius soon became so mani fest that his master found it to his in terest to have it cultivated and turned to profit Tom has been a simpleton fr«m las birth. As an evidence of his mental weakness he invariably applauded himself by clapping his hands and ap peared fis if in a tit of ecsiacy after each performance. Although nature fushioned him sim ple-minded she gracefully atoned for his shortcoming, and atuned his gen tle soul to a wondrous harmony. Previous to his retirement he could reproduce the notes of the most extra ordinary performers. Eminent musi esans who have tested his acumen for music agree that he has the finest na tive ear h>r one who was born blind that has ever come under their no tice. Witty H«-torts. Many of Mr. Labouchere's mots have been recorded. Ono or two will bear repetition. Once, in the house, he referred to the conduct of some political opponent us being "unworthy of a pettifogging attorney, " and, being called upon by the speaker to with draw this unparliamentary expression, did so, declaring that he was glad of having an opportunity of retracting it, - as it was a great injustice to the attorney.'' So, again, on being in formed that a wealthy nobleman had bequeathed a very large sum of money to the church he remarked that that ■•was the largest insurance against fire he had ever heard of." On an other oe, asion ho was visiting a par vena who had a very exclusive li brary of the newest books, l.abouehere had taken down one of these volumes, which had never known the paper knife. The parvenu said: "Ah. you see. I am surrounded by my friends!" • Yes," replied Labouchere. "and 1 am glad to see you haven't cut them yet" Onee. after visiting the House of Lords, he was asked what lie thought of it, as compared with the Commons. "Well." was the reply, • T might almost have imagined my self in heaven if it hadn't been for the presence of so many bishops."—The Argonaut Ancient Statue» »I Hg) |»t. Three colossal statues ten feet in height of rose granite, have just been found at Abukir, Egypt, a few feet be low the surface. The discovery was made from indications furnished to the government by a local servant Daninos Pasha. The first two represent in ono group Kamcses II. and Queen lient mara seated on the surae throne, an arrangement unknown before among Egyptian statues. The third statue represents Kameses standing upright, in military attire, a scepter in his hand and a crown upon his head. Both bear hieroglyphic inscriptions and both have been thrown from the pedestals face downward. Their site is on the ancient Capo Zephyrium, near the remains of the Temple of V enus, at Arsinoe. Relics of the early chris tains have been found in the same lo cality. Mohammed*. Birthday. Mohammed's birthday was celebrat ed in London by the Indian mussul mans residing there as the society of the Anjuman-l-Islam. which gave a dinner in the prophet's honor. Tho first toast was the queen-empress, then the prince and princess of W ales aud the rest of the royal family, and then to his imperial majesty Sultan Abdul Hamid Khan. -Commander of the faithful and guardian of the Kaaba." The ceremony ended with recitations from the Koran. All tho toasts wero drunk in temperance liquids, out of respect to the mohammedan law. Odd Names. There is a farmer in Ventura Coun ty. California, whose name is Stubble field and another named Haymaker. Los Angeles has still another honest granger who bears the euphonious name of John Beanblo-som. Th« rr e °, r * in BÏfït " p iS n horse jocke y bel ° n e* a Relfast ln the per'em 0 f L ije Wal. how to get al 8 *' 8 i heboy 011 ide * of started »! ,° n? ln lhe *<>rid Lije foot nnd a ^- rom home one day on ^Lnl n °T SmhiS pockei hut a week and' He Was absent Jurt one »oek ana returnea driving a pair of Hi':Ti larne8Sed int0 a top bugov. horïlnd 0 the rear axla WM another horse and a cow, while ahead was a Bald I ii«ft 0 n h ° W J0Ur pap doesit ." ■1" "J* t0 bls son - as he gazed at the time of uay from a handsome watch. I* 'I 01 he had tTOt 'he whole turn out for his jacicknife. and swanping the proceeds into one thing and an other—Belfast (Me.) Mail. i„£F ett revo| utlon is looked for In even i«dedlnS S ' , He , avv ,a ^ rics sreto be d", "orn •ni° ul - v lhln , »'" 1 gossamer dres.es stvlemsVn.' î Use ,° f , lM * lln provement lu » tv?,f J n^R n': eJ ,. niiirecll f ,0 the w>pu iiiove» f .m h Bu ' tou?h S . vru P, which has colds " * UCl1 * P* 11 " 1 '*» for exposure sud Homen are silly when men are fools. IV ibe men have found women not silly. v\ hen people are young thev are so apt to forget that they will ever need friends. P You say you feel bad! Whv so! Cheer up. old man. and «lou t get 'low-spirited; your rneumatism eau Le cured with s Lottie of balvatlou Oil. Printing on Nulpliur. in demonstrating thatsulpnur, which melts at about 240 fiegrees Fahr, can be cooled in paper, M. Charles Lepierre used a lithographed card, and was sur prised to find that the lithographed characters remained firmly lmurinted upon the cooled sulphur, In subse quent experiments he has obtained very fine impressions. 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