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SVIDALIA, L SIANA---- SATURDAY, OCTOBR 2 . N V()IOUMI II!. VIDALIA, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1875. NUMBER 52. m • maw• nn n • mi menm mm ln • m nn mm mum nm • • m • t wm m w w ~ w m • wm ra mm mnm m mm im mmm li n mnnnmaim lunl~ m mm ml llmmm m AN SARIT POEM BY EDGAR A POE. The following .era q, neir h.-f.,re puhlll hel . We witllf.a n Itb ab Ibnm of a Ilaltimorli, laly IN Etlar. A. Po,, at the seg of t11, ahsttlv after he Irlit Woat Irfit in il i.w . Threy are givi ill farc-liilll n F t'rlll.nr fir HSepIIte(F t. From bhiltdhori,l Il-ir I li have it IW 11 An otherl werr - I have not a, in ' An othere saw -I .umld nit bring My Ipaions friom a rommon )tpritwg. F'rim thle anre iotlrce i havr I'! takien My sTirrow I ., ilil nt awakilrn My hert to toy at tihe samme tIii Andi ll| |I vro1 I lrt l anor.e Trou in my ehlhtloitm -in the lnawi Of a ntnat stiriml lifr wa drawn Frnin v'rv dlpth of goo ad IlI11l The inyat.ry which hli.i n mr ittil. WV (thl torrent or tlh fountaini . r,n,,lb«h .« »;t>: W*L , > 'm''... , - r>r.C1 s Mtnuo. i-y.I..i", k;t In it tut 4am tint of Iold. rrom nfh lightnlng in th l .sy As It i|an'd me flying by F-riom lb. thuiider a*it Flits t.riori -'rlii | ll 1hllll l - ( 1*,1 t.ilir uf,.ril lId fit slullt Id at tOa-k lthe f,-ru (Whein the rent if lihvit l uin w il.I) Oif a Itllllo itn lImy view. New York Fashions. FALI, RONNKTR. Bonnetsof rewilar shape,with strings, are provided by French milliners al most to the exclusion of round hats. The strings are not necessarily tied in front, but may be faRtened behind or pmesel around tle i n.ok in the way tulle is no v done. TIere is a fancy for mak ing the bIonnets of tho domi-season of velvet and silk, without flowers or feathers This is a natural reaction af the profusion of flowers worn during the slummer, and will not last after the gay winter mseaon begins. There are other imported bonnets for antumn completely trimmed with bird's wings. Hometimes six wings are on each side of the bonnet. These are the smi l wings of larks, starlings anti blackbirds, and are sold in pairs, as the right and left wings must be pilced in i atural posi tion. H-ill another ca:pricions trimming is wings a In Meronre-a pair of wings arranged at the back just as they are on Miercry's cap. Bihrls will also be nah nsed for trimming. These are sito large lbirdt, such as pigrons, the d-of-thn-isles, ithe lophophoro and rios others with i)ro.lit. shaded mage. French nllitiers poiso Ithse mnit falntat.ic ways. Thus a largo 'ird i Iplaced low on tho bhak of hon".. with outspread wings, as if ingown ; lh hs lwak lin catches up log rjibbn strings that are tiol Ie . 'tir 1 .a1 X gra!y rraYri en estles eAr<iat the rbige h:"to of tllhtet U. in others, only th- hean -,d breast used ; a bondean is made of a,... f oight lutmni.ti btlr4- . Tonifes or clnuttro of I..R ic in thi unw e floral trimming. This is three soft I roses ornshed together anl made the center of long looIped lh,ws of velvet. The three rose' may Ie all of one color, or else a billsh rose, a. creamy tea rose and a dark red daniask may be placed together in a tonffe. Mlarguerites andi similar flowers are nscd together in the same way. Rled is no longer used for accessories of French bonnets. The fancy foe po- I S pies has wearied every one with it. The dark cardinal red in, however, still popular here, and will continue so. i Brown, steel color, and navy blue are the prevailing olora in milliners' goods. Felt will be vrrv mnoh used for second I beat bonnete. For dress occasions will a be velvet bonnet trimmed with wings * and a tonffr. l PI'laid velvet of beantiful color and Squality is one of the richest novelties C I importedt for the basques and tabliers , of winter dressef. It comes in large ir S regular plaids of the raised velvet on c gros grain grounds, or else the grontd a a Ilaslket woven. Two shades of a color a .re used, thus, bars of navy blue velvet S e on pale blue velvet grounds. Two . les of green and of violet are shown; ; ILe are to be worn with skirt and it "leves of plain velvet. tl xNIC1CgEflOCga WOOT.ss. P S lKuickerbocker stnuTa with knotteld S l-rlluar threads at intervals on smooth |a ric.s are very largely imported. lg IetimIrs the kuoti'd thrcad is white, j S ltitimes it is like the ground color, n alaglain it is of a paler shade. All of woolens. from fine camel's Sdown, show this peculiar knotted miaId. It is shown in plaids as well s ia plan colors. Bi.i Knicklrlt ckr S with gray thread, is very hand PANAMA MELANIrF. Pasema is the name given to new at basket-woven goods both of silk and of hi wool. The woolen panamas have very ol bIrod threads that seem loosely woven, fo jet re thick enough for warmth, and bx are very soft and pliable. It is hand some in plain gray and brown goods, but is also shown in plaids. PLAIDS. c Plaid woolens are very largely im- is pot1d, and among these the prevailing ba plaids re blue with green, and blue oo wrth blak; navy blue plaided with M lightr blue is also stylish. Irregular th b 6Dkeo pids are preferred to cheeks a aid rgU blocks. A few of these blue o ad gree plaide are harred with bright wl colo. These are the Scotch plaids afi that Worth uaed last winter for parts th, "in ' conmMobining them with silk i, SWool Lsoid oolor. one QA11'1 IL IR (OODS. or t soft caenmite camel's hair goods vel veo show all the new features, qu S. the N iekerbocker knots and its ik.t1 plaids. The sombre brown orn l teiter hs a quaint look when bal obidl witt bide, and the dark grays rul " s"lrasl i by crimson threads in for -oon,Bo poplar in stri.ed lial col _ a. f I black plaids are tlic with iia Fpin camel's hair for p tv eaies is is earnu and light steel ast -- ar-- o~lore are, however, hei "" ia wO' PO d as in silks vie t, . . e. se amne odd and ret novel plaids mentioned for silks are also h'.,. repeated in camel's hair. l,,1i VI(iolNI (IABBMRK, ETO. 1111,1 Closely twilled vigogue is shown in the darkest shades of steel, blue and brown. Cashmeres have a wide range of shades, but are most largely imported in the cAlors just mentioned; dark red maroon cashmeres and garnet shades will be used for street suits of young ladies. De berge of very thickly quality, as warm an cashmere, will make ser vioeable dresses in dark steel gray and brown. THU CWnATEVAlil* DRWUM. 'Ji clhaMelale d rrte is a rilc, simple dress made of the moyen-age brocades described last week. The demi-train skirt of silk of solid color with flounces, and merely corded on the edge. The long plain basque and the simple deep overskirt are of brooaded silk, and the sleeves are plain like the skirt. The overskirt is caught up high on one side by a black velvet aumoniere. This is very elegant in maize colored gros grain and brocade, or silver gray brocade, ' with gray silk skirt, and black velvet anmoniere. Rich old point lace should i' be worn with such dresses. VARIIITIE. or Black velvet ribbons are being manl k factured at St. Etienne in great quanti f ties for trimming winter dresses. They oare used on rich brocades and silks, but are especially designed for cashmere, g vigogne and other flne woolens. Three th or four rows are sowed plainly around the skirts of the dress instead of e flounces ; perpendicular lines of velvet n trim the basque. I Kaife pleatings will be worn again in Swinter dremes, and even more abund antly than at present. Some new Fench ft drerse have one deep gathered flounce a i around the bottom, on which are placed d Sflv narrow pleated ruffles. g The French arrangement of mixed are costumes is a plain basnqe with plaid sleeves, and a plaid overskirt with plain are aprmj. A iatint new suit has a brown ' ge gros grain basque with plaid lTuisin a i leeves of rose and brown plati. The i apron is plain brown, with a bian plaid band on the edge; lower skirt of plaid 'se ba pleatings of both fabrics, the plaid T 'o flounce being placed betweei brown if pleating. e Pockets are again plaedm on plain F uP long baiques. When in front and on the ' side-, they are flat and square ; when on the back of the basque, they are gtatterrd li~r -tl4-mkined reticulee, and have a how for an ornamet t. i qne Loui X V. basque, with the back i Cw I n, met behind, long on the hips, f, ~t , will be~wW the chest over a he Thli pretty Iasque 1hse 144n ter sits. . ing the summer, and finds igro^ ,,t " "r, The vest in sharply pointed, or ciA Me slopes away into points. This is a 'ed pretty fashion for dresses that are made g nd of two materials, one of which is figured V he and theother plain. t Advices from modistes are contradio ice tory about dress skirts, but there is a ti p- general desire to shorten the skirts of 1l ie suits for the fall and winter. U ill The novelty in lingerie is collars of "' i0. solid ,lor, pale rose, blue, ecrue and U re rcave. The fabric is percale, and the "a Is. shape is that called English, with tc id points turned down in front, and a t ill standing band behind. t1 Ca rt Pennies in the South. 1 The Atlanta (Ga.) Herald has started " 1d an evening edition at three cents per RC L copy, and thus describes some of the a' rs experiences sustained: "It was stated or , in the prospectus of this paper that an change in coppers would be given to tl 1( all purchasers, as far as the specie re- p r sources of the city would admit. After gl t a careful search of the town we were ,, unable to find over 84 *orth of pennies in Atlanta. There is a volume of homily ps Sin this statement and the consequences d that it carrie. It is our opinion that a p people that recognizes no piece of money til Sless than the nickel can ever know Swhat true thriftiness and economy in, means. For years we have been en - joining the people to the use of pen- ci nies and the various fractions of the pi, nickel. We have now determined to of purchase and bring here a large num- Ti Shr of pennies, with which all the of Herald newsboys will be supplied and Mi with which they will make change when an a nickel is offered them for the evening sy paper. In this way we expect to grad- tnt ually work the humble but useful cent or into general circulation, and feel as- pe t sured that it will be found, when they wh I have become a useful machine of pur- tio ' chase, that three-fourths of the articles 33 , for a hieh we now pay a nickel can be the 1 bought for a fractional part thereof." hol Luxury of the Bath. We have heard intelligent, enlight- twa ened people gravely declare that a bath is a is weakening. Many invalids fear to Sta bathe least they shall "run down" in irri consequences. Even many physicians evr seem to have a very incorrect notion of whi the effect of baths, often dosing their bee patients for weeks in the hope of curing lyin some simple malady which resulted thei wholly from a dity skin. Don't be S afraid of water. It won't hurt yon In ons the warm summer months, a daily bath duo is none too much for cleanliness. It eati need not be prolonged more than two coai or three minutes in most cases, and a resp very large amount of water is not re- grai quired to cleanse the skin effectively, if Thn its application is acoompanied by vig. peri orous rubbing. In some cases a water of t bath every other day, and a dry hand- fleat rub on the alternate day, will suffie the for cleanliness. We do not advocate on g cold-water bathing, even in aummer, Ci though many may practice it without frc apparent injury. Water of a temper. punt sture only a few degrees below blooj of e heat is generally preferable. Our ad- tury vice to all who wish to be true health rese, reformers is, " Wash and be clean." ti m also JAPAN CIVILIZATIOX-A PIOU LIAR PEOPLE. It is both natural and unavoidable a I that every district of country large and enough to support thirty million peo slge pie has peculiar topograplio and eli rted mati ýuflences which develope a race : red or brejd of mankind differing from all adei others. The eSotchman never could m"g originate out of Scotland, or the lily Frenchman out of France, nor the er' Irishman out of Ireland, nor the Yen and kee out of New England. Transplanted into other soils and climates, much that is peculiar to these sattioalties 1k p lost. It would be impossible to build e up a German, Italian or English nation rai in America. Every land modifies the Iees, character to its own children. The The Japan islands possess great nat leep nral advantages for supporting the hu th man family, and these advantages have The given existence to a curious eivilisation side which deserves the consideration of R" every thoughtful reader.* In the United rain States human industry and common ade, sense are so far cultivated and improved lvet that an average six acres of improved )nld land supports one inhabitant. In Ja pan, aooordiug to the Hon. Horace Capron (good authority), thirty million sln noesr support over thirty-three million t people, giving the use and benefit of hey about nine-tenths of an acre to eash but inhabitant. Nor is this a forced con ore, centration of rural labor. One-half of ree the islands is not cultivated at all; the uId remarkable concentration of industry o and capital is from choice to increase profits, food and raiment. All the land belongs to the govern Sn ment, who lease it to farmers for ten -years. If they keep up the fertility Sand raise satisfactory crops, asoh culti nce vator and his family hold the estate in e definitely. But if from sickness, pov d erty, laziness, or any other cause, the aid laud produces we ds in place of rice, a wheat and barley this serions injury to a" the public is n<.t msffere' to continue. Sn The delinquent losea caste and place, SanI a better man takes the land to work aih atd manage, for the interest of the id oommunity, and the benefit of an ad. aid *nuoed family. The fittest survives. The system is feudal with the land title 'n in the crown, rather than in the lords of Sentailed estates. It is better than the ( ite European land system, in so far as it l Smakes the constant fertilization of the e oen oil its basis to command a plenty for m Sall. The economy is very much like l1 * Uthat of a swarm of bees, w ere useless u I drones aLt r IT ! « htk ive. But how'has inio ti 'br in P", fields bearing two crops a year for o Sliousanda of years, with no rest, been tl F. maintained? (en. Capron, who re- h '" signed the a)ffic of oommissioner of it Sagriculture in Washington to accept a t a "ilar position under the Japanese o ide ovR ,-etut, after several years obser- Ii tion : lio. "The whole area of the settled por- li a tion of Japanese 14ands is not much a Sof larger than the New England states. i Upon this is conaentrat.d a population I of nearly as great as that of the whole ,nd United States. The thrift, economy and the skill in agriculture, without live stock ith to convert the luxuriant vegetation of a the unoccupied land into manure for 6 their tilled fields, or any system of l rotation of crops, supplemented as with N us by the renovating clovers, and un- 1 ;ed niled by mechanical appliances of any * Ssort. The Japanese farmer rroduces tI ;e annually from one sore of land the a ed rops which require four seasons under I iat this system in the United States. Thus p to the food of this vast population is sup re plied, without the importation of a sin- ti ter gle article, still not one-half of the i re land is under tillage. There is nothing a is in our agriculture that can bear a comn ily parson with this. The grand secret is I e drainage, irrigation, economy and ap. s la piation of fertilizers and thlrough fi ey tillage. al aw Irrigation and great economy in ear ny ing and collecting all fertilizing sub a stances, are the ground-work of Japan n- civilization. Human beings pull the a he plows, harrows and cultivators in place yl to of horses, oxen and other animals. m m- They carry travelers in sendans in place pl he of coaches and other vehicles on wheels .n Id Man is apparently a bost of burden it in and of much labor, yet the eight hour c 3g system has prevailed in Japan for oee d- tunes; and without eating meat, eggs t nt or poultry, they are a robust, healthy ad a- people, after living on boiled rice, mi ?y wheat and barley for a hundred genera r- tions. They have no sheep, and for r 8s 33,500,000 inhabitants, only seventy w x thousand cattle. They have six regular w holidays every month, and many other At harvest and government holidays. The "a spade stirs the ground to the depth of to t- twelve or fifteen inches. The rainfall as h is about three times that of the United o States, and greatly failitate universal wh n irrigation. Reservoirs have been built the a evrywhere on the highest grounds from t I which a perfect net work of canals has ha r been constructed, to water all lower. Slying land. The system is as old as i their occupation of the islands. Steam can do much for this industri- tr e os peoile, and is now being intro- Th Sduoed. Itis not likely that the habit of t eating meat, as laboring men in this > country do, would benefit them in any on r respect. Man can work and live on is grain and vegetables as well as horses. p F Three tbousand years of unocessful x- pe. Sperience ought to satify all of the truth The of this statement. The pig can lveon t flesh or blood as eslys as man; but bra the best porkers are raised and fattened ibe on grain, roots and grass, not on meat. slee Civilation tends to remove mankind frcmc the shedding of blood for any Bu urpose of food. The art and science a of enjcyinq perfect health for a cen- on. tury or more, open unp wide field for The research and obsarvation in all the n Th 'tns cf the earth, Boiled rice, wrheat, rou ,OU- peas and b Awith milk, frnuits and vegetbles, 6I0o longevriy, uniwul able ' f tY. Every na -arg-le I"sty, but no one e i bu~leulde wit haitY for any sys p6- tem of relii t differs from its owva. The apeOdislike very much for Christian U~iod mies to eome into ould their oonuy and IOpagate new re heligious ides. No da this th resolnh t resitan d pro. t gres are visible, tas I I dL nt previously opened up - ftPdHwlle A m,'rioan. that ?rut as JAWS Onee. mild T Ur LteU On. tion I cll to mind two families that have the grown up within my kowledg-two homes prided ovr by parents who nat- were mxius to do tt and to rear ha- their dildrea to do lht. In one of have thoe homes the lock ad key were put stion upon every door behind which oake, of tart and swetmat. were stored, and ited upoi every drawer eataitag ouriosi mon ties ftrinkt The ood mother and wed the ly just father muat well-they pved meat to remove temrtior from the JT path their childre.-but what was the rame rel As the chrldrh ease to the lion ag of eflection, they e forcibly re Ilio minded of thefet tf they were not t of trnstea If they wre not trusted by mob their.own pMet who knew them well, oon- of come they were 0ot worthy of trust. Sof They natrally septod the situation; the nd, j at a tamly, their wits found stry work ia ircm ntig the keepers of easM the iddentreasres. ruit or patry, aeeidetally left expod, wma sure to wn- dinpp"" If the culprit ws found, ne " punished. By-ia&by, the elder Sof ttehildren found bl keys to fit Anlt thek or the elot-doors; mad so it in- eamu to pass that systmatie thieving )ov- beoie the order of the day. the A4 who sall my how much of this ice, e eduaation i earried into the after Sto life,orwe orwoet Far more, I be a. liev~ than i generally eosidered. 10e, There is a vet diffarenc between 'ork needlemly setting tempttion before the the littleones, and a eerus hearty trust ad- ing of them. And ain, there are ex e. oeptuM to nearly allrule I know a itle child with eye so weak and longs so I of painlUy -anitie, that he cannot bear e the anligt or the fresh air. Yet we I it believe sunlight and fresh sir to be gen the erally healthy for children. Kleptoma for nia is not the normal eondition of our ike li lnes. If, perchaue, an unlucky [ro fur is abeoluly aflted with C for o e and mercy, do not administer "en the ioine to the dear child that is re- healthful-it may be as dangers a it of is unjust. The firat duty a prent is >t a to give and accept perfuet trtfulness ese on the part of the hfildmC It estab ler- lishes self-respee, and selfrespect be Les- gets that powerful Mse of me onsibility which carries with it pefeoat onesty in or life Trust Ia like m lh; it awakens och sainoity, and prpdae ward prompt tea ing which are but ts tleotion of an ion upright conscience. ole - md oS to Make Marriage BeautUil.I iok of e f rt place, let the people defer for to laws of lth, of anaity, heedi. of tay ; let them obey rstrio ith consult wholesome easons, Ma an- the limit aet up by the eoamoa t my of nature. Mtual ignorsane on d hes points is flling marriage with un-. the evil ; they not only poil the ler we being of family, but spoil its dis is t on. Let the work in every house i sp- bued, by a reduntion of its ambi- a in- tios, till all its parlors, all its tables, f, the all the clothes exatly repreent the t Ing eurent condition of every family; not , m- a bracket nor a ribbon for exageration, d is s&a single room for parade, neither i p. sering, washing, eating, soouring, com- it rgh giving beyond actual needs, and ollone by the feast elaborate meth- al os Then, in the second place, reduce lii S ie lowest posible point the dis- ty lb- e which arise from ignorance , ana ity, from artificial training; th he ply liberate marriage for the D mor eetive discharge of its spiritual a s pur The men and women might w] 0 iaNpet that they are ill-mated till life f L itnelf proononced the banns. Teach ,i en ebildma that marriage only prolongs bk ur their sehool hours late the fature of e s- Bn oipIe ad and less perishable pi g8 athe. Warn them against those ac Saffet onate extravagl es which under- p 'l mine speit, against the physical er- d w rors which o sap the will that it is th r humwbed and enalaved by annoyance ro 1y which ,health and freshiiss laugh at. th r And mach them simplicity, make val. i hr gar habits and ambitons appear odious bs e to them, ply their imagination with ofi antere and noble forms, tempt them to ho fall in lore farst with spiritual beauty, be whose service makes them free, then fri -l the will be better prepared to discover Stha marriage withholds felicity until it Shas been earned. thi a Trampa. sea There is a regular procession of mh i- trams between Buffalo and New York. - They follow each other as the canker s worm follows the locust, and the drag- wo Son-fly the canker-worm. The begging hi T is constant, and if a lady is alone imsalt hne I is added to mendacity. Enough peo- for Spie can be found to give to thee vag- pl rants, and it is easier to beg than work. th These wretches goes in pairs. They "A » travel about ten miles a day. They "Cl t break into barns to sleep, taking cush- do, I ions out of carriages for pillows.a They I'vy - sleep in wood-sheds, and often on Speiasas of houses. Their route is to - r Bulo and back, and they steal any der a small thing they can lay their hands a at - on. They have a sort of masonry. tied r They use cabalistic marks with chalk. sto - These marks have a language One co. route has been aeheanted-4nother has toor %nd not been explored-another is danger ral one-on another the people are goner as- one. one . ys. 0auses of the Degeneracy of the its oth Teeth. nto Prof. Ohase asserts that fifty years re- ago, when he was a boy, the profession his of dentistry was unknown in Amerioa, ro. and there were not morn than half a Dns dosen dentists in the United States. le Toothache was not common, and sound teeth, even in very aged people, was thtnule and not the ezxeption. The Ieeus ftr the ctWnge iasthe ehbeoter of the teeth of the present generation e he asserts are to be found in the nature t two of the food we eat, particularly in the rho bread, which popular prejudice demands ear should be perfectly white, and to secre t of this the millers are forced to carefully i put bolt out the gluten cells of the wheat, ke, the great magaines of phosphates for I tad the grain. The point i one of such 36i- importance that we quote from the ( md article as follows : hey To supply the daily loss of the lime the alts from an adult body weighing one t the hundred and forty pounds, fifty grains the of the salts of lime would be required. re- This is found in about twenty ounces t not of unbolted wheat flour, or one hundred by ounces of superfine flour. From twenty all, to thirty ounces of unbolted wheat may st. be taken as a representative of the value n; of the food which is daily eaten by a nd healthy person of one hundred and of forty pounds weight. It is simply ridi ry, culous to suppose a person of that to weight could eat and digest one han ad, dred ounces of flour! CIonequently, ler those who do make superfine wheat fit our an important factor in the nutri Sit tion of their bodies, fail in getting the t ing necessary amount of lime salts. Now, J this is true of thonuands and hundreds t his of thousands in the United States. The i ar- teeth of these fine-flour eaters are de- i be- fective; their children inherit their de- a feotive dental organization, and so the f wn mischief spreads. Irish girls who come i the to this country for service usually have at- good teeth, but in two or three years p ex- their teeth decay surprisingly. This is w a easily accounted for, when it is noto- i o rious that they eat large quantities of 1 ear food made from superfine flour, of e we which they rarely tasted in their native n on- country. An American dentist who via. na- ited Germany said that he visited a >ur dildren's school where there were over ky two hundred pupils, and made an ex At b of ther teeth, and moreover Mr settlers of Ohio, Kentucky and Vermont is gave good teeth to the generation me Sit oeeding them, because their food con is sisted of meets, vegetables, beans, pear Ms and maize in large proportion. Super. ib- fine flour was a luxury unknown to them. SThey were glad to get wheat pounded Ity in mortars, or coarsely ground betweeu in stones, without bolting. I very well ins recollect that the people of Vermont, pt- even thirty years ago, did not average R n one barrel of superfine flour for every E six persons. Thus not more than one- P twelfth of their food was made up of "' . this flour. or A Presidentil Reception in Polk's o' li- Time. 0- First came in a group of men, writes wI *" a oontribut-r to Appletona'Journal, em- ae 3 barrassea, large-handed, gloveless, who th m did not know what to do with them- wi " selves; then a couple of far-west pio- ye e ner, who had evidently scraped up Yi Senough money to bring them to Wash- At M ington, and who were in the home spun kn Sand homely garments suited to their *, fortunes. They were on a broad grin, h le and looked like the stage Yankees whom t Swe sometimes see in the American 1, drama. Then came formal, uninterest- lD( r ing people; without any salient peculiar th Sity; then a man in a green-baize jacket i d -one of those republicans who love to - show their independence by being a vi e little below the standard of decency; tol Sthen a group of glittering diplomatists, e with their orders in their button-holes ; Sthen a party of the gay society of the po e District- beautifully dressed women pol 1 according to the standard of that day, wii t which was far plainer than ours); then wso e feur or five smoky-smelling Indians, in asn wanpum and war paint One, I remem cr ber, having lost his nose ring, (he was a bet very "big-chief," indeed), had put a e pinkartificial rose-bud in his nose, the to flower on one side, and the wire stem the protruding on the other; the aboriginal the dandy was evidently much pleased wxth set this adornment. He was rather trouble some, for he insisted on taking hold of the ear-rings of the ladies, and I think Mrs. Knox Walkner trembled for her Th solitaries. These savage guests were Wa often at the White House, and always ten comported themselves with dignity, I believe; but once one of them got - frightened at something, or perhaps had for partaken too freely of fire-water before of a he came, and, starting from the end of ingl the east room, he ran frantically across voi( it and jumped through the window, you scattering glass and sash on every side, and After this they were more cautiously ad- fool mitted. the Bro Wona Dow».-A bereaved New York woman went to her minister, asking to him to come and perform the funeral of a re her fourth husband, he having ofioisted rece for the three who had disappeared from public view. "Why madam, bow is this?" asked the reverend gentleman. "Ah! it's mighty bed," she replied; poei " there never was a poor woman worn down with such a lot of dying men as four I've been." The -- nit -A lttle girl up in Oallion, 0., has conz developed parts as a dentist. She tied Snpi a string to her little brother's tooth, vers tied the other end of the string to the Ihat stove-leg, and then touched a red-hot the 1 ooal to the little victim's noee, The whit tooth cname out. or- FACTS. AND F&NOIES or - "I deolare !" said a man down at Shoals, Indiana, after standing on a the coal for two or three minutes ; "I de clare I if I don't smell woolen burning somewhere." on -The man who blushes when a lady 0, acquaintance sees him coming out of a fa alton, is not entirely lost-he may be . found most any time afterwards going and into the back door. Wa -The Wisconsin man who had to e P twenty dollars to prove his right to ter eYcen othisqma d tu jirs the ion address of the person ho says this s -- re the best Government the world eve the saw )ds -Victor Hugo says that "man was are the conundrum of the eighteen century; lly women is the conandrum of the nine at, teenth century." We can't guess her, for lnt we'll never give her up-no never. icb -Would you think that Gideon Wel the lee, when you stand and look at him, ever carried oandy mottoes in his pocket me or ever sat on the stile with his girl at ne twilight and chewed gnm ? 1d -Offenbach thought so much of his Sdaughter that he would not allow her Sto witness a performance of any of his Soperas. Isn't it a pity he had not the ty same kind of regard for the rest of hn i manity? ya -An American harvester won the d prize at the recent contest in Germany, di- and there isn't a reaping machine in ,at the United States but what claims the ,n. prize, or had the medal to show for it a ly, month ago. at -A boy was going down Ninth ave ri- nne yesterday ; a woman opened the ,he front door of a house and called "John I Pw, John I John 1" As the boy paid no at. mls tion to the alls a pedestran said to 'he nim, " Here, bub, your mother is call le- ing you." No she ain't" replied the lad, Is- as he turned the corner ; "she's only ,he father's second wife, and I want her to me understand that she can't run me." We -Mount Rolyoke Seminary has sup ar plied one hundred and fifteen wives for I is foreign missionaries, the last two grad to- iating clasuos furnishing eighteen. of They usually go abroad first as teah of ern, and are speedily maried by the ive missionaries. 'i. -Never be oast down by trifles. I a a spider breaks his web twenty times, rer t.wfnty times will he mend it again. "x Make up your minds to do a thing and r' you will do it. Fear not, if trouble W tbongh a dark one. 1 -A Coinnnati reviler of Louisville In says: "Louisville car-drivers are an Pmaciated set, from excessive blas er ohemy. It is rarely that a Louisville . irl drops her foot on the tail-board of e a bobtail ear without lifting the front Swheels off the track ; and this wears on e the driver !" t, -It ha. been ascertained that the g great decrease in codfshery on our SEastern coast is due to the obstructions e. placed in our streams and rivers, such of "s mill-dams, pollution of water, etc. thus preventing ascent of alewives and other small fish to spawn, these small ' fiih being the natural food for the cod. -When some adventurous mariners es were ornising about in the Oaribbean a- sea and discovered a new peninsula, 0o they undertook to hold a onversation a- with the natives, but the natives only 3- yelled back at them, "Yuaetan? p Yucatan?" ("What do you say?") 1- And that peninsula has ever sines been a known as Yucatan. r -The New England factory people Shave an interesting time of it. Some of n them get five dollars a week for work n ing fifteen hours a day, and when the election comes they have to vote with their employers or lose their places. If they take a newspaper they must take one which is in harmony with the Sviews of the men they work for; but fortunately many of them can't read. -" Window gardens" are what the B poetical people call the rows of lower a pots that the poor girl keeps in the window of her hall room; but the per Sson sh has no poetical fancies on the Ssubject is the man who had his skull Scricked the other day whem one of the i heaviest of these pots came down. -The people at Cape May have time to spend in childish amusemente. At the residence of a reverend doctor - there, the other day, a Japanese tea set was spread upon the floor, and the guests, attired in Jpanee costume, squatted on the floor and took tea as they supposed the Japanese take it. This idiotic performanea is called, by a ' Washington paper, "a very novel en tertainment." -She'd been so petulent and cross for several days that he finally thought of a device to soothe her, and accord ingly remarked, in a soft, velvety voice: " My love, don't you think you'd like to go down to the easide and take the fresh air ?" " Don't be a fool," was the sharp reply, "the air at the seaside isn't fresh; it's salt." Brooklyn Argus. -A young man in Lancaster sent $1 to a firm in New York who advertsed a receipt to prevent bad dreams. HD received a small slip of paper, on whleh was printed "Don't go to sleep." -A citizen of Brattleboro, VL, de posited with the cashier of the national bank of that city some two thousand four hundred dollars in ve-twenties. These were stolen from the bank, and suit was brought to recover. The lower court decided for the plaintiff, but the Supreme Court of the State has re versed the decision unon the ground that the cashier had no power to bind the bark, except as to regular depoeits which entered into the ourrm t aeoooat ef the depositor,