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It Is about five years since the American Poultry association admitted the fowl va riously teniuil Kurcka, Seabrifcht, Cochin and Amcriciiri Kcnlirinht, to the standard as a variety nulTicicntly established to periR'tuute the chnracteristics claimed lor it as an individual. It was then given the name of Wyaudotto. A PAIR OF WHITE WYANDOTTEfl. While itsorigin is obscure it is supposed to have been a cross of the Silver Span gled Hamburg and Dark Brahmas with probably some blood from tSe Cochin family. It shows its composite origin by prominent characteristics and sport. Tho plumuge is very attractive, being white, heavily laced with black, especially over the breast, tho tail alono being solid black. Tho standard weights given for Wyandottes are 8 1-2 pounds for the ma ture cock and 7 1-2 pounds for tho hen. '. w h w.! i w.U w. -.CH1 w'l 1 -rlii on li ? "- w 1 i i" w 4 U" 6 "J J 1 (i 6 ?' I " 4 0 B 01 10 00 I 5 if, a U'l 10 "" I- 50 I 6 m, iw i "' is I 7 p, - .10 14 0l 17 SO : .. i7 -.li Ls o ss oo 17 v'i 3 The Wyandottes have proven them- selves worthy of the early claims mado for them and stand today among the best l of all iiurnoso fowls for the farmer. though they do not appear to have inter fered with the popularity of the Brahmas f and Plymouth Rocks. As table fowls 1 the Wyandottes are excellent, their flesh i being juicy, tender and delicate. As f sprint chickens they have proven a first rate breed, for they feather early and ma ture rapidly. The hens are prolific lay- era, being exceeded only by the Leghorns, 3 but the eggs produced are small in size -' a decided drawback when these are des tined for market. The original Wyandottes afforded a , tempting field to the fancier which has not been neglected, as the white Wyan dottes with their small rose combs testify. Saving the best white 'sports' each sea son, and mating these, has resulted in some beautiful specimens. Our cut la a I fair representation of a pair of white Wyandottes. Dissolved Hones. Bones contain about half their weight of phosphate of lime; the other half con sists chiefly of organic matter. The phos phate of lime in bones is what Is called in soluble phosphate that is to say, a com bination of phosphoric acid with as much lime as it can unite with. One-third or two-thirds of the lime can, however, b taken awav and still leave definite com pounds. When two-thirds of the limo has been taken away the compound formed is soluble in water, and is called soluble phosphate of lime. In dissolving bones it is found that if enough of acids is added to convert all the Dhosphates in the soluble form the wholo is converted into a liquid mass, which refuses to dry up and is unfit as manure. This is owing to the orcranie matter in the bones. There is, therefore, a practical limit set to tho proportion of soluble phosphate which dissolved bones can contain. As a ruie. in the case of pure dissolved bones not more than half the phosphate is present in the soluble form. According to Dr. Ait kin, high English authority, pure dis solved bone cannot contain much more than 20 per cent soluble phosphate and from 2 1-2 to 3 1-2 Der cent, of ammonia. lie claims that "the dissolving of bones In ' sulphurous acid is a wasteful process, not to lie recommended, for bv so doing the bones are degraded to the level of mineral phosphates, which supply soluble phos phates more cheaply and more efficiently than bones. If soluble phosphate is wanted for a crop, then the cheapest form of superphosphate is the best thing to ap ply. If bones are wanted for the crop or the land then the natural bone, finely (rround, is the cheapest form of applica tion. If both are wanted both should be SDnlled spnn.ratf.lv but to attempt to com bine them nrlvftntaces bv dissolving the bones is to effect a compromise that is not economical. It is really in enecx o good bones and to make poor superphos VIMWTt n l aa phate." Treasury Department Whitewash. One of th rxwt Twines known for white wash is that called "White House white wash" and "Treasury Department white- i. . .. . .nltloca wasn.'- ine laiter namti arw uuu i couee v ...t, ---- , -from the fact that it is the recipe sent out or4iered cigars to be produced as wen Kw ii,.v..vno . nt th treasury department. It has been found by ex- perience to answer on wood, Dric. ma atone nearly as well aa oil paint, and is, c-l course, much cheaper. Slake one-nan l.v j .. i, -.a. fr Venning perience to answer on wood. Dries mu bushel of lime with boiling water, keeping it enxroroA An r-lnir ti nroceSS. Strain it off and add a peck of salt previously 'dis solved in warm water, three pounds at ground rice previously boiled in water to a thli-b nno-tinlf nound of powdered Spanish whiting and a pound of clear glne dissolved in warm water. Mix these vari ous ingredients together and let stand lot tmncl n. V.tx tha wash thUS PrO- pared in a kettle or boiler, and when uaea apply it as hot as practicable with a white wash brush. A vpoimI A boat Potato Scab. Ph. .vi. wirri a a laver ot cork cells, and when injured it heals W formation ot snewlsyecofcort . , 1 1- "i" l' "SS thirkena at various points, rwt.,i iittiA wart on the sur- face and rendering the cuticle less resist- ant ol decay, ir tne excesa w - tiniu. . cManhis time decay seta in and the starch and tissues of the tuner become discolored. But it the rtecJlT v. --v l..r forma between tne decayed and healthy part and the potato la "scabby." The trouble is, theJT .! t, M.nit. KTWRitvs moisture from a .., . -t.- F.table manure may increase the moisture and cause tii" snoU. or funoL Gome i-icU. t V iroraJ. COTk layer may increase the Hinder th ctmv . m . suing im . StationfrT iungi- txmnecticnt HeUtlre V1. of Cowa. Jl ma ten fcreeda of cows by Prof essor Brown, of the Ontario ckn ' Agricnltnral coUege, to Bscer'nl value of the milk, crwrbrSheS were drawn from result obtained: The orw" a Producer of cream or of butter, with th am a while the A-jTshire is thV'tTe S fa to be sold or cheese is to be made.nd made, and .no uevon rants next for tnaker, and the shorthorn after. the cheese grade close The fact that the cow requires food very nearly in proportion to her live weight would also serve another point for the Jersey and the Ayrshire, the lightest weights yet the most productive, the one T fLht I DliUt 1111,1 of cheese made therefrom, the other In amount of cream and value of butter. In the Vlneyarl. A. noted vlneyardist seta his vines Cx.3 reet, and as they grow thins to 12x8, uses chemical fertilizers exclusively, and gives perfectly clean culture. For stakes he cuts chestnut timber early in August, lets it lie three weeks befoe trimming, and then saws into stakes 3x3 inches, eight feet long, which lie in a drying house one year. The bottoms are dipped in coal tar before Betting. When to Cat Fodder ftorrt. Farm Journal says: "Whether for sott ing, siloing or curing for winter use, it la " " " cut, ioaaer corn too soon. vvnuo in Bloom It contains but 13 per cent, of solid matter. When the ears are juiiueu, ana tne kernels beginning to giaze, it nas attained 25 per cent, of Bouaa." A Cheap Inaeetlelde. L. E. Tod, of Orange, N. J., finds wean, suiuutra 01 Lionaon purpio a more effective and much cheaper insecticide man any other known to horticulturists. Lionaon purple.!, the residuum, of color ing works and baa no commercial value ror any purpose except death to insects. Hog Trough and Fenders. The following descriptions, with illus trations, or lenders for hog trouchs ap- pearea originally in TUe .frame Farmer. Lo make the trough shown In Fig. 1, put -.wo posts as far apart as the trough is long. FIG. 1 FENDER FOR TROUGH. Make the trough a foot wido and five or bix inches deep; fasten it under the fence. projecting two or three inches on the side opposite the hog yard. Get a board, or two boards fastened whether by cleats. about twenty inches wide and two inches shorter than the inside ol the trough. Fur a long trough it should be two inches thick. Get two pieces of hard, tough wood, twenty inches long by two thick and three wide. Make theso round, and two Indies in diameter, fop about one- third their length. Nail on both these firmly to the wide board at each end near one side, letting the roundel parts pro ject. Bore a two inch hole through each post, twenty inches from tho ground, to receive the rounded pieces mentioned, and which act as hinges for the board to swing on. When this board hangs down, the lower part of it is in the trough. Iu tho middle and upper part of the wido board bore a half inch hole. Bore a similar hole twenty inches from one end of a nar row board or pole five feet long. Fasten this to the wide board by putting a bolt through the two holes mentioned, so tho board or lever can turn to onq Bide by using the bolt as a pivot. When pouriujj of the lever to one side little and then I null it back from the fence, which swings ovariil i r tr Vi tfAli . rK tinT tlia nnruif a 1 1 I m the fence, which swings I forward. Turn the lever I angles to the wide board, I thewido board bock at ritrht an cries and the lower end catches on tho upper front edge of the trough. This prevents the pigs from getting into tho trough un til the feed is ready for them. FIG. 2 FEEDER FOR TROUGlf. For Fig. 2 arrange the wide board as before, except that it should be two or three inches narrower than the trough. and should be hinged to the posts down close to the trough. On the side of this board, which extends into the pig yard, at) the middle, hinge a notched board, as shown. These notches are to catch on one of the boards of the fence, to hold the fen der up while the hogs are saaai;. uea let down it keeps them ou. Facts Farmer Ought to Know. The secretary of the New Jersey Horti cultural society says that the Triumpii gooseberry has on his grounds exceeded any other variety in the size and producU ivencss of its fruit aud its freedcui frora all dkease. A leading Boston market gardener names the Clipper, McLean's Advancer, American Wonder and Champion of Eng land as the four best and softest varieties of wrinkled peas. Of smooth peas ha finds Maud S. the best early sort. The Southern Planter, ot Richmond. Va., does not think that honey bees injure crapes. The Florida Farmer is convinced that a yellow wasp is the pest that injures grapes. A well known nursery house ha what is claimed to be a cross bet ween a plum and a peach. The bulletins issued by the Massnchn setts agricultural experiment station will be sent free of charge to anybody suf ficiently interested to make written appli cation for the same to Frofesso- C. A. Goessman, director, Amherst, Mass. At the recent meeting of the National Association of Teachers of Agriculture and Horticulture, at Champaign, Ills., Dr. Townsend, of the Ohio university, was elected president and Professor Ijizenby secretary for the ensuing year. Florida claims to have extensive phos phate beds, equaling those ot South Caro lina. Quite a revolution is promised in the Texas cattle trade, owing to the rrti'td settling up of the Indian territory and the country west ot it closing up the cattle trail. A Queen's Privilege. "The queen rodent of Spain, ssys the New York Tribune, "is knocking i the blue laws of Spanish etiquette to nieces at a lolly rate. 1 ue oiner uay oiu.,i a m.x.tins' of the ministry at DUG V .... v - -. r5 im-l " , k ooti.. f Aramuez. neu the statesmen reached the pate of the park I fnund the nueen and the Princess T,' 5 waitina' for them. The queen I -av-'w - - - rr . n . T bel was in a drag and four. The r,,,pn was drivinsr- She invited Senor .ad t a V If I tr H :i 1 i 11 lurr a t ihvvu the other ministers were accomodated in the drag. On reaching the castle or.ffe was brougnt, anu me q- " I cr.,-..A tr the centlemen. i.ne I m:njsters seemed to hesitate, in an i annai3 0f Spanish history no suu- i the annas Df Spanish ni I ever snioked in I i . The queen I OI a quern. -1 tn prvBcui.- resrent, how- ever, gave K r-.imni.ind. anu tne tLa dutiful subieets, obeyed. Gold-sticks and chamberlains have bn ever since in honeles3 despon dency. Some Amnsinjr Retort. A iude, whose personal appearance J.!..r a liia intellect w ! v t.i ! hi indoinent fair, asked was iw ; ' . r , .. .... a voun" lady noteu ior uw - a uuu ... j . , .i, Viiirn- mt bv the term num- W H ill -j. bug." "Well, my lord," replied the K,noV how to explain It; but il i?.?, 2lld vour lordship a lady. ot th interruption, man. lhe would be hnmbaj UfliUUlw ; w Even sharper was the epigrammatic reolv of a young lady to an old admirer, repij l - J o , t !.. returned haound herve turned it to her-with the following dibtich. If from. rw LinVe to th -aw l,.ra3 laa 1lVA thee. The old gentleman's name was Page; tire is rvjve. " - anu uc aw." . " , i. - ,...u;..i.i t.nn ioiiowiux uuca.- PeCliBM nn". , -- . - 1 n ..f WIUI'll CIISvuiium uiui so mucn mat " r VVw Paie to w and that won't do for me. . T.. .wt vf.11 1111. Ul M7t.l7, log the trouble. - The ESTABLISHED February is, 1S37. ) INTERESTING REMINISCENCES auissisBippi iiigtory Jievivea in a Speech by Gen. Chalmers. HIS ADMIRABLE ADDRESS TJPOS THE LATE JUDGE ELLETT, DELIVERED IS fRE BESTlifO THE REBOLUTIOK3. The members of the Memphis bar have rarely been more highly entertained, more edified or more deeply moved than they were on the morninz of October 26. when Gen. Chalmers presented to the criminal court the resolutions of renpect for the memory of the late Judge Ellett, adopted at a recent meeting of the bar. Gen. Chalmers aaid: If your honor pleane, I rise in obedience to instructions from a bar meeting, held in this city on the 22d day cf October, 1887, to ask that the resolutions of the members of the bar, together with those of the Cotton and Merchants' Exchanges and of the Jack- sonian Club, which were adopted at that meeting as testimonials of our respect tor the late Judge Ellett, may be spread upon the miuutee of this honotable court. Henry Thomas Ellett was born in Salem, N. J., on the 8th day of March, 1812, and died in Memphis, lenn., on the 15th day of October, 1887, as was well said by Hon. C. W. Heiskell in his eloquent preamble to the bar resolutions, "in the presence of the assembled thousands, who had lust listened to his eminently appro priate, eloquent and patriotic address of welcome to the president ot tne umiea States." lie graduated with distinction at Prince ton College, and after having obtained a license to practice law moved to Missis sippi and became a citizen ol uiai mate. The seeds of political discord between the .North and South had then been sown and had begun to germinate, but had not ripened into that intolerant sectional hatred which eventually fired the hearts of Northern and Southern men against each other which came near producing seces sion in 1851, and which ten years later culminated into the greatest ctvil war of modern times. At the time whtn Henry T. Ellett came to Mississippi, and fr many years after, young men of education from the North were welcomed as citizens, and ofteu highly honored with official positions in the South. lhere were three counties in ouin Mississippi Adams, Jetlerson and Clai borne lying next to each other. each fronting on the Mississippi river, then the great highway of travel and commerce, each then famous for its production of "petit gulf cotton," and each possessing a climate wnere ine air in springtime was heavily laden with the rich perfume oi the magnolia trees grow ing sontaneously in the forests, and they were at an early uay seiueu witu laminm cf wealth, education and refinement. Into these three counties mere came, witniu a few years of each other, four remarkable young men irom tne ionn, wuo were long and intimately associated wun eacu other at the bar ; whose forensic contests are still remembered as the battle ot in tellectual giants, and whose names will he forever linked with the name and fame of Mississippi in the days of its legal and political purity Prentiss and Quitman, of Adams, Clark, of Jefferson, and Ellett, of Claiborne. The first and most widely known of these, Sargeant S. Prentiss, the boon companion and matchless orator, who made the name of Mississippi famous by his speeche in Congress, as her repre sentative, was from Maine, ine seconu, John Anthonv Ouitman. the hero of Chapultepec and of the Belen Gate of the City of Mexico, who was distinguished as t-ity ol Mexico, wno was uwuugumueu u a chancellor, a governor and a member of Congress from Mississippi, was from New York. The third, Charles Clark, a veteran of the Mexican war. a hero who fell desierateiy wounded at the battle of Shiloh and again in tne seige oi i'ori Hudson, who was the last war governor of Mississippi and afterward a distinguished chancellor of that State, was from Ohio. The last and youngest, Henry T. Ellett, the thorouehlv-eauiDPed scholar, the accu rate lawyer, the faultless gentleman, the true Christian and splenuiuiy-oaianceu man, who represented Mississippi in Con gress, in her State Senate and in her high court of errors and appeals, was from New Jersey. It is no disparagement to Judge Ellett to say that he was not me equal oi Prentiss as an orator. But few men were, if any man ever was, his equal. The great orator of Soutn Carolina, viiiiaui y. Preston, who was called the "inspired declaimer," and who was certainly one of the great orators of the United States Senate, was president of the South Caro lina College wnen a was a hiuucui. and in a lecture to my class on rneioru; ue said that Sargeant S. Prentiss was me greatest orator that ever lived in ancient or modern times that he possessed "the polish of Cicero, the action ot Demostne nese and the magnetic power of Patrick Henry." Prentiss was grand and princely in every thing that he did. His faults were as great and glaring as his virtues, but, like a volcano, his dazzling eruptions were eelf-consuming, and he passed awav in early manhood like a fiery comet which startles the earth for a brief period wun its brightness and then vanishes as it came. Me was worsnippeu uy devoted followers and admirers, but his brilliant, seductive and eratic career proved to h n "iirais fatuis." luring to his destruction many a bright young man who attempted to follow it. Henrv T. Ellett. on the other hand. lived to a ripe and virtuous age, shining like fixed star, shedding its pure and gentle light night after night and year after year, with unfading effulgence and unwavering steadiness, until he became a pole star in our firmament, by whose rays the feet of the rising generation may be guided with unerring certainty in the pathway ot trutn, virtue and greatness. Hitman and ciarK were corn leaaere oi men wno snone wun distinction on ine battle field and in the fierce conflicts of political strife, and it is no disparagement to Judge Ellett the man of peace) to say that he was not their equal in these respects. He did not possess any ot tne military ardor and dash of Gen. Quitman, nor that indomitable energy and unyielding tenacity hich made Gov. Clark famous both in civil and military life, but in clearness of perception, in calmness of judgment and dispassionate action, he was perhaps the superior of either. The military ardor and dash of Gen. Quitman involved mm to such an extent with those daring spirits ho. in 1850. contemplated the capture of Cuba, that he was arrested by the United States government while he was governor Ol .Mississippi SOU W icvi iu un j uncu States court at New Orleans for this offense. The unyielding spirit of Gov. Clark made him refuse to allow the United State flag to be hoisted over the Legisla ture of ill ississippi. assembled in the State House at Jackson, immediately alter our surrender in 1S65, and for this he was arrested by the United States government while governor ol Mississippi anu im prisoned in Fort Pulaski. Judge Ellett iL-i mucn Ol to at caunoRM oi . h --jj to be the great dis- I A tincnishing feature of William of Orange, ever to have become involved in any such diffinnlties. But Prentiss. Quitman, Clark and Ellett were all great men, and men kn ihfl anna of MISSISSIPPI Will long delight to remember and to honor. Like sturdy oaks from the North, transplanted in the South, they not only took root in nnr eenial anil, but gathered new strength from the change ana conunuea h grow until their wide-spreading branches added new beantv to the Southern landscape and cast refreshing shade over all that came within their reach. In 1844 Judge Ellett was elected to Con gress from Mississippi to fill the unexpired term of Jefferson Davis, who had resigned his seat to take command ot the x irst Beg iment of Mississippi Volunteers in the war with Mexico, and while there bis spou purity ot character ana ms exqnuuuj neat ness of person won for him the title of "the J gentleman of the House," and marked him I i;f th rntlemann in everr noaition to which he was called. He was I f : . -.u ;n.i;nn riAnm.. owiorai uu. .- ---s--i I K, lil ;t rxtraun he had no taste for but declined it, because he had no taste for nniitical lifeu and for the same reason he afterwards aeeunea a sea ia u uwino- ate States' cabinet, which was tendered to him by Jefferson Davis under most flatter ting circumstances. But while Judge El political office, he lived in Miaaiwuppi at a time when every law yer was expected to represent his paity as I Kl!rSwl ana nasas arwl JJ rf d in rpect. He was a .trit fnnatrnction. State's rights iemo- I . ' . . , . .V rri. and as such was eiecsea to me con vention which passed the ordinance of se- I . anas Va. t-. It cession, January 9, 1861, and took his full ahar nf reannnsibilitT for that act. Lord I'lmnUI in hi lives of the lord chancel lore, has expressed the regret that so few Jackson, Mississippi, November 9, 1887. (Vol. 51--N0. 40. of the English judges had contributed any thing to the parliamentary reform of the laws of their country. This complaint cannot be made of Judge Ellett lie was for many years a member of the State Sen ate of Mississippi, where he contributed largely and wisely to its legislation, and was one of three great lawyers Sharkey, Harris and Ellett who framed the code of 1857, in which many important changes were made in the laws of Mississippi, and it can be truly said that he has written his impress upon the laws of Mississippi, not only in the opinions which he pronounced as high court judge, bat in the statutes which as a codiler and legislator he orig inated and helped to enact. For, if I re matnber correctly, he was chairman of the judiciary committee of the Senate when the code of 1857 was enacted. In 1865 he entered on his duties as judge of the old high court of errors and appeals, and in 1367, being unable to take the "iron-clad oath" whick was required of him by the military governor of the State, he resigned, moved to Memphis and became a citizen of Tennessee. Missis sippi gave to you an honored son, and for twenty years you of Tennessee have known him, have loved - him and have honored him as we of Mississippi did before you. In 1886 you made him chancellor of this district, and the ease, dignity and pro found learning with which he adminis tered the duties of that office won for him the confidence, respect and esteem of law yers, litigants and the whole body of the people ; and the vast concourse of mourn ers who recently gathered in silent tears around the open grave showed that it was no holiday parade gotten up for display, but the spontaneous outpouring of the deep and heartfelt grief of a stricken peo ple. When I first heard that Judge Ellett had been selected to deliver the address of welcome to the President, I am frank to say that I thought he did not possess that popular style of oratory best suited to such an occasion, and that a mistake had been made in his selection. But as I listened to him and heard sentence after sentence fall from his lips, so clear, so forcible aud so eminently appropriate to the occasion, I felt that I had misjudged the man. I had known him for yetirs. I had heard him often before iuries. before chancellors and supreme judges. I had heard him in the State Senate, and on the Btump, but I never knew the reserve power and resources of the man until I saw him rise to the dig nity of that great occasion. I never real ized the full stature of the man until I saw and heard him face to face and measured him intellectually with the President of the United States. He fell dead, stricken with heart disease, almost immediately after closiog the greatest speech of his life. To us who are left to mourn over his loss it was a sad bereavement. But to him who was prepared to go and who had passed his three-score years and ten, it was a great and glorious termination of a long and well-spent life. It was a sudden death, but not that sudden death which overwhelm the unrepentant sinner, un prepared to die; and against which we are taught to pray in the litany of the church to which he belonged. He bad made his peace with God and man and stood wait ing the call of his Master, with his lamp trimmed and tilled, ready for the voyage through the dark valley of death to the bright fields of heavenly rest which lie spread out beyond it. lie had just wel comed to the South the first President who, for more than a quarter of a century, was acceptable to him and his party, ine glad shouts of rejoicing thousands ap plauding his SUCCeSSlUl perioruiaunD ui this pleading duty were still ringing in his ears. Jike lora unaiuam uu rt-i .c. dent John Quincy Adams, he died with his harness on, aud like jSelson at lraiai- gar, his spirit was borne from eartu to heaven amid tne joyous snouts ui u " It is a fearful thing To see the human soul take wing In any shape in any mood." But when it must be done, it is better it were done quickly. "Let me not die by inches" was eloquently said oy me gmu Preston. It was the oft-repeated wish of Judge Ellett, and his Heavenly rather heard and answered his prayer. He was a Christian in the highest and luuesi sense of the word. But his Christianity was free from every semblance ot harsh ness, and was of that charitable, genial and happy kind which teaches men to be come as lime cniiaren nu iu the throne of God with the smiting lace and trusting confidence of a happy child approaching a kind and loving father. Judge Ellett was full of charity, gentle ness aud sweetness of character, and J udge Hammond, in his chaste and beautiful ad dress at our bar meeting, well said that "the sternest man may well unite feminine sweetness of character with the manliest virtues." These qualities were united in judge Ellett in a remarkable degree. The manliness of his character was evidenced by the great order and decorum always ob served in his courtroom. This was not the result of severe discipline on his part, but of the respect which his piesence com manded. There was no harshness, there was not even stiffness in his court. The older members of the bar were easy in the assurance that every right and courtesy due them would be freely accorded them, and the youngest and most timid felt that in the chancellor he had an elder brother, who would kindly extend a helping hand and lead him safely through places oi aii ficulty: and the great decorum in his court was due to the fact that each man felt he was in the presence of a manly spirit and a master mind, lhe feminine Bweetness 01 ms cnaracter waa ueav uio- played in his association with ladies and children, and was most beautilully illus trated in almost tne last words oi nis oymg speech. When he had concluded his wel come to the President ana aesirea to ex tend an equal welcome from the ladies ot Memphis to his wile, instead oi turning to her and putting her in the unpleasant po sition of being publicly gazed at, while she was being publicly addressed, witn mat refined gentleness which adorns as much the masculine as me ieminine coaraucr, he requested the President to convey to his wife the welcome greetings which he bore to her from the ladies of Memphis. And now when we look back to almost his last words, invoking a blessing on the wife of the President, we seem to be reading an epitome of his own oeauiuui ine. lie said : "May all ner ways oe ways oi pleas antness, and all her paths peace," and in this we are reminded of him ; for all his wsva were ways of pleasantness, and his paths were eminently paths of peace. But he is gone. iNo more snail we listen to on timely jests and his merry laugh in the social circle. No more shall we hear his cheery witticisms as we sit around the fes tine board at a bar supper. No more shall his sweetness of character win the admira tion of the gentler sex. No more shall his manly utterances on the hustings arouse patriotic emotions in the breasts of his lei low-men ; and no more shall his cogent reasoning and sound judgment win the ad miration even of counsel against whom he decided. He has passed from earth to heaven, and sits in the place appointed for the richteons and iust. We write down the births and deaths oi our iamiiy in tne Holy Bible as a solemn record, and we trust that when we are gone some loving hand will make up the final record for us. So it in meet, riirht and proper that the lroal birth and the deaths oi eacn mem -r of the bar be placed by some friendly hand as a solemn record on the miuutes of the courrt. This last sad service must now be performed for one whose career is ended and ni whom the record must DOW be closed. With the hone that his spirit is nover- inff nvr 11 a an A that his gentle face is smiling noon us. and with a heart full of all tne love ana anecuon n jvu"b can feal for an elder brother. I now ask that these resolutions touching the ltie, death and character of Henry Tbomas El lett be spread upon the minutes ot this honorable court. Wanted Mamma to Know It Little Willie had had the subject of a new brother or sister mentioned to him as a probability in the near fu One momiiii? the nurse called him and Said: "Willie, here is ft little sister the an gels brought you last night. . O. lt me see!" cried Willie in cTMt iriee. "The ansrels never had inv nnrasols. did thev?" Whv. what a ouestibn. Why do vou sav so?" - "Cause, thev let her ret sun burnt. She's right red. Take keer, let me by, quick." "Where are Toil coins?" " Goinar U tell mamma. She don't know it jet." The Vvlonck Ths snail is a paradox. It is prover bially slow, yet its pace l without bounds. -thnghampton tiepuDiican. The Old-Fashioned Kitchen. The old-fashioned kitchen, with kettles anc pans. And (rabk-roof reaching afve It: With daisiee and lilies and "sparrow eras' bed All scattered about oh, I love Itl At noon what a feast, when the pies nicelj baked. ' From the oven with fragrance came sTeet intr! I've wandered all over but never have I found A place so delicious for eating-. The ivy that elinrs to the old kitchen porcfc Irwinirs gracefully, qutet and sttrady. Where expectant I ("it as I wait for the call Which tells me that "dinner ttt ready." A sweet little' maiden whose elbow arc flecked By the traces of dough and of flour; A china bowl brimminsr with roses as rare A e'er g-raced a queen and her bower. The pie-erust so crispy and biscuits so brown. The rnastrrib bo succulent and tender: The coffee o frairraiit and ejitrg yellow gold; The waitress, twice over I send her. The strawberry sauce and the green lettuce dish. The radisnB. "snappy," all lay there: Tis a least for the gods, and I cannot resist Quite man-like and hungry, and stay there. The old-fashioned kitchen, with kettles and pans. And gable-roof reaching above It; With daisies and lilies aud "sparrow grass" beds All scattered about oh, I love It! A sweet little maiden whose elbows are flecked By the traces of dough and flour,w Sbe won the way unto my heart, and I guess 'Twas done by her kitchen's endower. H. B. Keller, in Good Housekeeping. LETTY'S SURPRISE. "Yes," said Mrs. Lansing Gibson, out her silken rising and shaking skirts, with a gracious smile, "I am perfectly satisfied, Miss Whittaker. I am certain that I would be, after Mrs. Halsey's recommendation. I am sure your plaj'inj is charming. You will give Genevieve her lirst le9son on Monday, at four? You will find her tractable. I hope you will be mutu ally pleased with each other." And Mrs. Gibson went smilingly out of the music room, leaving her little girl's newly engaged music teacher rollin"; tip her music and putting on J her glov es, It was rainin g when she pulled on her rubbers in the hall; the drops were sjdashing down on the window. Letty bit trie end of her music roll in con sternation. She had on a new dress, and new dresses were not a common occurrence with her. She was wondering whether she might not wiit in a corner of the big hail until the rain slackened, when somebody came bounding down the stairs, three steps at a time. It was a genial-faced young man, in hat and overcoat, anil with an umbrella. Lefty's fair cheek pinkened. This was Raymond Gibson, she knew. She had seen him often enough in the street, aud at church, where Letty was sometimes substituted for the organist, who had a habit 8l taking a l'est when he felt like it. She had heard Miss Taylor, to whom she gave lessons, talk about him to her bosom friend, detailing his good looks, the amount of his father's fortune and his general perfections, and declaring that he was by far the most desirable "catch" in town. And Letty had come to have a certain timid consciousness concerning him, because he always looked at her so steadily when he met her, not to say stared. "She looked up at him now in tremulous shyness. "Oh, I'm so glad!" cried young Mr. Gibson breathlessly. "I was afraid you'd be gone, Miss Whittaker. You'll let me take you home, won't you? It's raining hard. And yon haven't an umbrella. I've been in the library lis tening to your playing, and I can't say how much I've enjoyed it. Miss Whittaker. I'm sure Genevieve is aw fully luck- to get you." They were going down the front steps. He had her music roll, and had offered his arm, anil was holding his umbrella so far over her that his silk hat was getting rained on. "I've enjoyed vour playing in church so much, Miss vv mttaKeri lie went on eagerly. "I wish Paterson would stay away all the time." Oil, Letty protested, witn ner eyes on the wet street, "i m a very poor substitute, Mr. Gibscn!" Indeed you're not!" said the young man earnestly. "I prefer your inter pretations, really your touch, your expression, everything. I'm always delighted when Paterson's away. How muddy its getting! Lets cross the street, Miss Whittaker." They met Sadie Merntt as they crosied it. Sadie was in the Gibson "set," and she gave the little music teacher and her escort a stare of amazement. Letty felt somewhat frightened as they walked on; but Mr. Gibson seemed to gain enthusiasm. Do vou like music teachinz? he said, helping her across a puddle. "1 suppose it s a borer i do get tired sometimes, L.etty admitted. "But I like it. I've a nice class." "All ages, I suppose?" said Mr. Gib son. "Oh ye9; from six to twenty. From the first lesson in the instruction book up to Chopin," Letty rejoined. "loutake beginners, thenr "Yes." The Wilcox carriage was approach ing, and the Wilcoxes were particular friends of the Gibsons. Letty was glad tho corner of her street was so near. I have always liked music," said Mr. Gibson hesitatingly. "I I sup pose I'm rather old to learn, but could you take another pupil?" "Another pupil! she echoed. "I should like awfullv to learn, you know," said Mr. Gibson eagerly. And it sha'n't be any trouble) to you. J'll come to the house. You do take pupils at the house, don't you? I should like it immensely." Ietty was dumb with astonishment. A music pupil? Mr. Gibson? What an incredible idea! And yet she was not displeased at the prospect. They had reached her modest little gate, and she looked up with a timor ous smile. "Why, certainly,- Mr. Gibson, if you wish," she murmured. "I certainly do wish," he responded emphatically; and he looked highly delighted. Aud when he turned away from the door, five minutes after, the date and hour of his first lesson had been ar ranged, and he had forced upon his teacher his nrst term s tuition. Letty gave her mother a light sketch of that first term, at its close. She had gradually recovered from her amazement at the acquirement of her latest pupil, and had given herself to his instruction with all her usual inter est and energy. "He's very bright, really, mamma,1 she declared. "Of course it seemed funny to have to teach him the very rudiments. Why, he had to begin with the staff, and learn the names of the lines and spaces, just as my youngest scholars do. It was all I could do to keep from laughing, the first lesson. But he learns so easily. He really has good technique and I can see be a go ing to nave lots oi reeling Tor music. Hers got along really well. I know he must practice awfully hard. He can nlav a little piece with both hands al ready, and he says he'll play it at the rehearsal Thursday afternoon. I told him he needn't if he didn't want to. You know all my class is going to play, and I'm afraid they'll laugh, it's so funny to see him playing it. But be says he'd just as leave as not. Of course 111 explain that he hasn't taken lessons long. Mr. Gibson came next day for his lesson; he took two a week. ' He played his scales through carefully'. and then executed his "piece" with laborous pains, dui witn great success. iiettv was aeiigntea. "If you do as well as that at the re hearsal! she said, with a pretty en thusiasm wnicn giuea ner pupil s eyes to her face. "Miss Taylor has offered their parlor, you Know, and I m so glad, because if all the parents and Friends come therell hardly be room enougn nere. "Miss Taylor?" Mr. Gibson repeated. somewhat blankly, it struck his teach er. riut ne went on taiKingot sonieunn? else, and talked on till the striking of the clock made him jump up. lie naa iaiien into the habit of stav ing after his lesson was over to talk; so that after twenty- lessons it was not strange that thev fe't tolerablv well acquainted. And Letty had confided to herself more than once that Mr. Gibson was "uncommoulv" entertain ing aud nice. - The rehearsal passed off with all pos sible smoothness; but Mr. Gibson was not there. Letty had received a note from him at the last minute, statin"- his unavoidable detention. A bunch of flowers had afecom pan ied it, and a white rose shone in Letty's soft hair at the rehearsal. .Little Genevieve came and plaved successfully. Mrs. Gibson came with her. and she -smiled blandly on Lettv. and complimented her on Genevieve's progress. She did not mention her son, and Ltty went home vaguely wondering. She gave Genevieve a lesson next day. She didn't understand why it was, but the imposing hall, with its stately furnishings, and the charming ly appointed music room, somehow depressed her. ' She had another rose from Mr. Gib son's bouquet in a button hole of her jacket, and she looked down at- it rather, drearily, bhe had come to know him so well, aud all this gran ueur seemeu to tnrusi ner so hope lessly far away from him. Not that she had that thought distinctly in mind. She was a sensible girl, and by no means foolishly impressionable ami romantic. But she was dimly un happy. It was due to this mo d, doubtless. mat sue iorgot ner mutt, and was go ing on her way home without. She saw young Mr. Gibson run up the steps as she turned baek, and she walked slow ly in order to avoid him. iiis hat was on a peg when she was admitted to the hall. Lettv looked at it wistfully. It looked woefully differ ent, hanging on a mahogany hat rack. with a long mirror, and lviug infor mally on her piano top at home. I he notes of the Gibson tuano were sounding, and Letty listened wonder ingly. She recognized the Moonlight Sonata, brilliantly and charmingly ex ecuted. Who was it? Mrs. Gibson possibly: but Letty had had the impression that Airs, txioson uiun t play. She listened with quickly apprecia tive admiration and with some longing, because she felt certain that that was better than she could have done. ne went on into tne music room in eager curiosity. Her muff lay on the chair where she had left it; but Letty did not take it. She stood quite still in the doorway. gazing sjieechless at the person on the piano stool. It was Kaymond Gibson. He was absorbed in his occupation. His head was tnrown ikick, ana his eyes wore on tne ceiling. He was using the pedals vigorously His music teacher had. stood in the doorway some three minutes before he became aware of her presence. Then there was a crashing of the keys. "Miss vv hittaker! gasped her pupil. Letty only gazed at him. She was quite stunned. Mr. Gibson sprang to his feet. "Don't look like that!" he entreated, rushing towards her. "Don't Miss Whittaker!" cut ieuy snranK uack, her eyes nxeu upon nun in solemnity and stern ness. "What what does this mean. Mr. Gibson.'' she said, with an austerity which was marred by her faltering voice. Mr.Gibson pulled her gently inside. ana stmt tne tiuor. "I know you'll forgive me!" he im plored. Lettv looked at him with reddening cheeks, and then burst into tears. "What did you do it for?" she sobbed. "What for?" her pupil repeated, standing very close to her and getting possession of one of her hands. "Don t you know. Miss Whittaker Letty? I've wanted to know 3-ou so for years ever since I first saw you. And I'd begun to think I never should be able to manage it. I used to lie awake nights worryingover it, And walking home with you that day I hadn't iu- tended it, truly, but we were talking about your pupils, you know, and the idea occurred to me, aud and I couldn't help it. Don't be angry. I did accomplish - it, you see. We do know each other. What's the odds, dear?" "You've made roe perfectly ridicu lous!" Letty sobbed. If she had heard his last adjective, she ignored it. "No, no I've been careful not to! Nobody knows it, not a soul. That's why I didn't go to the rehearsal the Taylors know I can play, you see." lie did his best to stifle a laugh; but his teacher was laughing, too, through her tears. The vision of her tall pupil laboring through "Little Katy's First Waltz" overcame her. "You ought to be ashamed of your self!" she cried, laughing and crying together. "Iam I am!" said Raymond. "I'm ashamed; but I am not sorry. Why, I might not have known you yet if I hadn't." Then he paused, palpitatingly, "What duets we'll have when we're married, dear?" he said softly. What will your mother say?" said Letty, gasping with bewildered joy. "Say? She 11 say I've got the sweet est girl in the world. She hasn't any ridiculous notions; and, besides, she'll never think of denying we anything I want. And neither did she. Art Criticism. small boy of high church breed ing, whose parents visit a quiet place in summer, is one of the precocious sort that always speaks up as if they were born with a full-fledged vocab ulary. He recently entered one of the humble cottages at this place, and, spying over the mantel a cheap print representing the Virgin with St Elizabeth on the one hand and St Joseph on the other, and the inscrip tion "Ave Maria" underneath, thus delivered himself to the master of the housei "I am glad, sir, to see that nice picture in your house. I suppose you know what it means?" The man looked seriously at it and replied: "Well, no, sir, can't say aa how I do. That's the old' ooman's she knows." A few moments later the woman entered, and the lad accosted her with: "I was just telling yon husband how flad I was to see such a picture in your ouse. I suppose you are acquainted with its significance?" "O, yea' replied the "old 'ooman." "I know the story of that The man is axing the woman in the middle will he 'are her, and she is saying as how being married herself she can't, but won't he "ave Maria?" Uoime Journal. The People of China, The population of China is known to ave been greatly overestimated by the Chinese themselves in the earlier days of European intercourse. A recent Chinese official report places the num ber of inhabitants at S82.000.000. This agrees quite closely with the estimates of European statisticians. In 1842 the population of China was supposed to be about 413.000.000. but whether there has been any such decrease as these figures indicate cannot be known, though it seems to be much more probable that the 1842 census returns were exaggerated. The area of China proper is less than half that of the United States and Territories exclu sive of Alaska, and yet it contains six times the number of inhabitants, if these late official returns are correct. Last June Willie Hobson of Russell ville, Ky., was bitten by a water snake while fishing. Recently he has had all the symptoms of rabies, which are at tributed to the snake bite. The Evils of Gift Giving. Sham and show, perplexity, annoy ance and extravagance have crept into the customs of gift giving. Though one may make a gift out of the depth of the heart, and do it becomingly and unassumingly, yet it seems as it a dozen influences were bearing on him to force him into greater expense than he can afford, or to give where he is reluctant to do so, or where he must make a show ot the article given. Quiet, unostentatious, spontaneous giving shines brightly, when we find it. amid the dreary heartlessness, the gaudy show and the heartburnings that oiten accompany the formal giving that is a part of social life. ne reaaer may call to mind some wedding or birthday aniversarv that she is invited to help celebrate. The problem of all problems, even outrank ing the common, "what shall I wear," then is, "What present shall I send." 11 is not enough to go and participate in the social duties and to be cordial in well wishing and congratulation. for none of this will pardon the neglect or oversight of the gift There will be the question, "Where is Mrs. Jackson's present, and then the unpleasant comment, n sne tias made none. So Mrs. Jackson sets out to find some compromise between pride and purse, perhaps . poverty, something tnat costs no more than absolutely compulsory and yet looks as if it were worth a great deal more, something that the other guests will not look at slightingly if not speak of contemptu ously, or at least think of in the same spirit. And then the guests compare these proxies of themselves and put them selves on exhibition, after a fashion. but in the same way that thev would do, if they were to stand up liefore committee of critics and have the style and elegance of their clothing passed upon. 1 lie show is at last over, but tne jealousies ana neartburnings re main, the fear that respectability has been endangered by the insignificance of the gift,or the overtopping conscious ness of a few that they each made the best of one of the best presents of the lot. Afterwards, as is more or less the custom in some parts of the country the names of the donors and a brief description of their gifts, apiear in some newspaper, there to undergo fur ther comparison and criticism and all the train of accompaniments. Finally if the present was valuable enough, it may find its way to a shop where duplicate presents are bought and soiu, so nine uia me receiver care about the personality of the giver, or of such little use is it to the recipient among several other presents of the same kind. Gift extortion and compulsory gift making are little less than sinful, il they are short of that Gifts are by no means always the token of friend ship and, when combined with the abuses that are often made to accom pany them, they are demoralizing, they are unpleasant features of what take the form of duties, and they are dark spots in social life. Something is wrong when a present is made a test of social standing, or when it is the prerequisite of perform ing a social act. X here is an oppor tunity for reform, when what is appar ently a friendly deed, is confessedly empty 01 honest intent, when it burdensome, annoying, compulsory, iaise-hearted, or made for show. evidence of wealth or merely for social conformity. The only excuse that one can make for these abuses of gift making, is that their compulsory features have the effect of puting people into the habit of making presents at a time when their friendly feelings have not become strong to prompt the act unaided. With the growth of these feelings, the custom gradually gets a better and surer Inundation and stands more plainly in harmony with civilization. A gift should be an embodiment ol sentiment, from which cost should be totally divorced as an element ol weight, and with which no social com pulsion should be linked, except the compulsion of a spontaneous expression of feelings. The world is nut good enough for this yet, but some attempt, if only a feeble one, if general enough, would be a green oasis in the social desert. Good Housekeeping. Making Scented Extracts. Pomades are the commercial vehicle for absorbing and transporting the perfumes of the jonquil, tuberose, and a few other specie3 of flowers. A Square frame, or chassis, of white wood, aud about twenty inches by thirty inches in size, is set with a pane of strong plate-glass. On each side of the glass is spread a thin, even layer of grease, which has been purified and re fined. Thus prepared, the frames are Eiled up in ranks six or seven feet igh, to await the season of each special . flower. When the blossoms arrive the petals are picked from the stem the pistils and stamens being discarded and laid so as to cover the grease in each frame. These being again piled so as to rest upon their wooden edges, which fit closely to gether, there is formed a series of tight chambers, the floors and ceilings of which are of grease, exposed to the perfume of the flower leaves within. The grease absorbs the perfume, the spent flowers arc removed daily, and fresh ones supplied, and this process goes on from two to four or five months, according to the desired strength of the pomade, which, when sufficiently charged with perfume, is taken from the glass with a wide thin spatula, and packed in tin cans for ex port By tiese methods the delicate odors of flowers are extracted and re tained fer transport to distant markets, where, being treated with alcohol, they yield their perfume to that stronger vehicle, and produce the floral waters and extracts of commerce. Coarser pomades are made by boiling the flowers in the grease and subjecting the residue to pressure. The sjient pomades are used for toilet purposes and in the manufacture of tine soaps. The process of preparing perfumed oils involves the same principle, except that instead of solid grease, superfine olive oil is used. With this oil pieces of coarse cotton fabric are-saturated, which are then spread upon wire net ting stretched in wooden frames about three feet by four feet- in size. The flowers are spread upon the saturated cloths, and the frames piled one above the other, so that the perfume of the flowers is absorbed as in the previous process. Essences and "flower waters" are produced by ordinary distillation, in which the flowers are boiled with water in large alembics. The vapor carries off the perfume, and is con densed in adjoining copper tanks, like ordinary spirits. Some of the retorts used for this purpose are of sufficient size to receive at once half a ton of fresh flowers with the requisite water for their distillation. When "flower waters" are to be produced alcohol is used in the distilling tank to reeeive the perfumes. By skillful combina tions of the perfumes of different flow ers, sometimes ' with the addition of chemicals, a large variety of handker chief extracts, such as "Patchouli," "Jockey Club," "West End," etc., are produced. Chambers' Journal. She Cared Him. There is a young married man living in Minneapolis who is a very good fel low, but he has fallen into the habit of using profanity almost constantly. His charming wife tried a dozen ways to break him of the habit without suc cess... Finally she decided upon a plan. He came home the other evening and remarked: "It's been a h -of a day, hasn't it?" "What in h has been the matter with it?" asked the wife coolly. He looked as if he bad been struck by a cyclone. It required two days to break the young man of the habit, for his ' wife repeated every "swear-word" he used in her presence. Now he doesn't swear even when he mtses a nail and strikes his finger with the hammer. Argonaut. Cincinnati is now making machine than hand made bricks. more WIT AM) HUMOR. When a man belongs to the past H is a great pity to be digging htm up and crowding him into the present .1 xsrteana iicayune. "Land Leaguer" writes to know where the first recorded eviction took place. The first Eve-iction. we believe, was from the Garden of Kden But'. falo Express, It has been discovered that Riiffsln Bill eats green peas with his knife. London society is in a quandary whether to ostracize him or imitate him. Chicago Tribune. Magistrate (ta nnlicpmant What 'a the charge against this man? Police- ma" lie asked me if it was hot enough for me. Magistrate Six momns. ieto lork Sun. Old Mrs. Bently (in an art gallery) The program savs that's the Venus of Milo. Old Mr. Bent lev I reckon she must have been killed in a railroad accideut. Mirandy. -Yew York Sun. In his Atlantic ode. "Mv Country. George E. Woodberrv describes Jus tice as "the third great base" on which our welfare is founded. It was high time mat our national game should be recognized in patriotic poetry. Life 'You say Smythe's new store ou the avenue is closed?' "les, it is shut up. " hy, I thought it was doing an immense business." "That s just what busted it up. It was always so crowded that nobody could get into it. icxas bitunas. "My dear old friend, how were vou able to acquire such an immense for tune?" "Bv a very simple method What method is that?" "When I was iKor I made out that I was rich. and wheu I got rich I made out that 1 was poor. lexas Stflmas. "What is that terrible racket about?' asked a Whitehaller as he passed a house on Queen street, and heard a child veiling at the top of its voice. O, that's nothing," exclaimed his companion, "it is simply a woman banging her heir." HVitfcAaf. Times. ni Louis nusoand (alter seeing "Hamlet") The man who wrote that play is genius. Wife You mean Shakspeare? Husband Yes; and if he ever writes another and it's plaved in this city, there wou't be stand iu' room after tho lirst act Harper's Ba zar. Judge, who has invited an alderman to sit beside him on the bench Mr. Alderman, do you think the prisoner is guilty P Just whisper your opinion to me. Alderman judge, lie is no more guilty than I am. Judge, hesi tating a few minutes, then aloud I shall sentence the prisoner to five years imprisonment tpocn. Ignorant foreigner "You have ricultural fairs in this country, 1 hear?" American farmer - "Yes, every fall. I'm gettin' ready for the next one now. 1. J?. "Kather early to make selections of agricultural fan- exhibits, 1 should fancy." A. F. "No, sir-ee; takes a good while to train trottin bosses, mister." Tid-lSits. loung wile k), Mr. Jones, 1m so sorry Tom brought you home to dinner to-day. If he had told me you were onminir I il hitrn n-nl Kiiiiiiilhinf, nw.n . V. . . . VJ ...... OVUl ttlill lll 1. and I haven't a thing in the house tit to eat. Mr. Jones Now please don't say a word about it, my dear madam, You needn't worry yourself a particle I take the most of my meals at home myself. - -IHttsburg Dixpatch. Omaha man (in amazement) Ten dollars a yard for such stuff as that? Wife (very naturally mistaking the cause of his surprise) That's all; isn't it a bargain? Only ten dollars, just think of it- "Why its scarcely half width." O, don't worry about that. uear. 1 was eareiui to make every allowance for that and got twice as many 3-ards as usual." Omaha World. A citizen of Missouri who has been a little put out in times past by East ern newspaper comment on "Western lawlessness," writes to a friend in this city: "I see by the morning jmjiers you have killed another woman in Hart ford. Don't kill them; send them out here. This is sarcasm with a sting in it, and it stings because the Missourian is to a certain extent "twitting on facts." Ilartford Courant. Mrs. Goldleaf, newly graduated from a very humble sjihere of life, is fond of using a trench word now and tiien. and this she always does with striking ellect As, for instance, when speak ing of some duty her maid-servant had left undone, she remarked in a light and airy manner, "Pauline is a good servant a very good servant but must confess she is apt to be neglige." Harper a ISazar. Col. Bowlegs "Death and furies who has been at my meerschaum?" Julius (the colored servitor) "Ain't seen nobody handlin' it. sir." Col. Bowlegs "Confound it! it seems to bo full of debris." Julius (alarmed) ".tore de Lawd. Kunnel. 1 confess! smoked 'em, but I didn't use nothin but Xxne Jack. I wouldn t put no such stuff as 'daybree' in any gen'le- man s pipe. rhuadelphia Call. Two friends are walking along the street One of them, pointing to a house says: "There's a beautifulplace, but it's enough to make a man sad to look at it." "Why so?" "On account of its history; for, desjiite its calm and serene surroundings, it was built upon the groans, tears, wailings and blood of widows, orphans, old men and strug gling women. "lou don t say so. Was it built by a railroad monopo list? "O, 110; by a dentist Arkm- uw Traveler. The most attractive object on Main street yesterday was a squaw of the Sioux nation, who paraded the street with a gau.Iy silk parasol held hrmly above her blanket-covered form. She did the best she could to handle the parasol in the most civilized manner. but the ladies laughed at her and the men smiled broadly, for her uncouth savagery could not be concealed. She walked the full length of Main street without knocking out an eye. Bis marck Tribune. An elderly man with an excited nose yesterday afternoon stood and looked intently and admiringly at a police patrol-lox which was surmounted by a gas-lamp. Then he began talking to himself, and he knew what he was talking about "That's a big improve ment over the old plan, where a fellow had to hold up a lamp-post when he lost his reckoning and fetched up against it Now he gets inside and the thing holds him up. This is getting to be a great country." Buffalo Courier. A teacher was endeavoring to find out the proficiency of her little friends in mental arithmetic, and took the fol lowing method of finding out what she desired to know: "Now, children." she said, "suppose I had two squash pies, and divided one of them into ten pieces and the other into 100 pieces. which would you rather have, a piece of the pie that was divided into ten pieces or that cut into 100 pieces?" There was an absolute hush for a mo ment, and then a little girl answered, timidly: "One of the 100 pieces." "Why so?" "Well, please ma'am, I don't like souash pie." Boston Bud get. .The people of New York are not very sociable, are the-? said a West ern man, addressing an acquaintance who lived in the East "Well, I don't know but they are. although they may be a little jieculiar in that respect For several years I bad my office in a very large building on Broadway. One day a fellow came in and asked if my name was J. W. McFiddleton. I told him it was and then, after a few moments's silence, he said: "My office is just across the hall, and ever since I saw yoursigri several years ago I have been intending to drop in and see you. I am your brother, you know, and well, now are you getting along, any way? Yes," continued the Eastern man, "they are a trifle peculiar, but after you get in with them you find them very sociable." Arkansaw Trav tUr. We are all slaves," said an English Socialistic orator, as be pounded the desk on the platform. "Not all of us," said an old man, rising. "Yes, sir," answered the orator, "every one of us. We may sing, 'Britons never, never, never shall ' be slaves,' but we are slaves for all that" "Some of our mechanics are free, you'll admit?" Who are they?" "The Free Ma sons." Then the orator sat down. Boston Courier. An odd timepiece is shown in a Phil adelphia window. The front of the clock is a large, round waiter. The hours are marked on a dozen oyster shells. A small plate, garnished with slices of lemon, conceals the work. and th hands are a knife and lor Jc. , T1IU WA-HEMBE. Aa Iatsrv-ttmc Trlba of Afrleaaa ThJ Prefer IaratH ta Slavery. Every now and. then some mission ary or explorer in Africa reports the discovery of some interesting tribe that has never been beard ol before. Though Africa has been overrun in all directions, there are extensive regions oeiween the tracks ol travelers that are still unknown, and remarkable in formation often rewards the first wh ite man who visits them. Father Josset a Catholic missionary, who lives west ot Lake Tanganyika, has just sent home an account of an in teresting people of whom Livingstone. Cameron, Stanley, Thompson, and other travelers never heard, though they all. doubUess. saw the mountains on which this tribe have made their homes. ; The Wa-Bembe. Father Josset savs. inhabit a chain of mountains some dis tance west of the great Lake Tang&n- jiaa. ine country around them has for years been overrun by Arab slave and ivory dealers, but the W a-lie rube have never met them. It has been their deliberate purpose to avoid all contact with the Mohammedan ele ment and this difficult policy has been successfully carried out Dividing their tribe into clans, the mountaineers have built their villages upon the loftiest and most precipitous parts of the chain of mountains they uiiuuii. a ui-j ierniy IOI Old all strangers from climbing their sum mits. When they have become well acquainted with individuals ot other tribes they permit their visits, but , they allow no party of men to ascend iiieir mountains, anu iiiey wilt have nothing to do with natives whom thev suspect of liohHng relations with tho Arabs or with the augwanas, a tribe that has been converted to Islamism. They devote themselves to the culture of the soil, and their mountains are the granary of the northwest coast of the lake. Sometimes they1 descend into the plain to exchange the products of their fields for the iron lances and axes made by the natives of Uvira. These visits are very brief. Then they visit the mission stations to get cloth in exchange for the provisions they bring. They always reach the stations at nightfall, and as soou as their business is transacted they at ouce retrace their steps to their moun tain homes. They have grown to have confidence in the missionaries, and their chiefs have at last consented to receive white meu on their mountains who go there to buy food. it must not be thought that the v a- Bembc take pleasure in thus isolating themselves from tho world around them. They keep all men at arm's length because they know the misery that the Arab slave-dealers have in flicted upon scores of hapless villages. They are determined to die rather than bo enslaved, and in their moun tain fastness they are able, through their bravery and superior position, to keep themselves free and independent They bitterly hate all Mohammedans, and want all persons of that faith to let them severely alone. Their self- imposed restraints are galling never theless, and they would like to be able to move more freely around the country. A little while ago one of tne chiefs visited Father Josset's mission station. We would like," said he, "to be the claildren of the whites. The situation in which we live is very unpleasant We are obliged to till our fields with the hoe in one hand and the spear in the other. If the whites would only induce the Arabs and their native friends to let us alone the present situation would cease. We would then work in our fields without fear, and we would gladly supply our white friends and their children with food. We would bring you, not as to-day, little bundles of food that children can carry, but big loads under whoso weight even men would fall." The missionaries told the chief that they rooked upon the Wa-Bembe as their children, and that they would at tho first opportunity intercede with the Arabs iu their behalf. It is to be feared that they will not be able to make much impression upon the cruel slave-drivers, who kill without mercy all the natives who oppose their crimes. Father Josset says the Wa-Bembe are a numerous people, and the mountains where they dwell fairly swarm with human beings. A native whom the missionaries sent to the mountain homes of this people re turned with the statement that men were as thick on the mountain slopes as blades of grass on the plain, and that some of their villages along the ridges were three miles in length. Here is a tribe that at one of the very head fountains of the Arab slave trade have maintained - the spirit of freedom. They have kept arms in their hands, determined to resist to the bitter end all attempts to reduce them to bondage. Their courage and the natural stronghold which they defend have made tlu ni formidable, and in the pure air of their mountain homes they are multiplying and strengthen ing, while the tribes around them, blighted by the Arab invasion, are wasting away. Aew York Hun. The Mocking-Itlrd. All along the charming gulf coast from Mobile to Bay St Louis, or, in the other direction, to St. Mark's and Tallahassee, there is not a cot no matter how lonely or lowly, provided it has a fig tree, that there is not a pair of mocking birds to do it honor. The scuppernong vineyards, too, are the concert-halls of this famous singer. Near the home of Mr. Jefferson Davis, and, I believe, upon the estate of tho ex-confederate chieftain, I sat in the shade of a water oak and heard a mocking-bird sing, over a thrifty vine yard, the rare dropping song of which naturalists appear to liave taken no notice. It was a balmy day in March, the sky, the gulf, the air ah hazy and shimmering, the whole world swim ming in a purplish mist of dreams, and I felt that the song was the ex pression of some such sweet, passion ate, longing as exhales from Keats' "Ode to a Nightingale." Under the low-hanging boughs, and over the level, daisy-sprinkled ground, I gazed upon the sheeny reach of water, half convinced that I was looking through Magic casement, opening on the foam Of perilous seas. In fairy lands forlorn. and the verb tones of the bird's voice accorded with the feeling in which the day was steeped. Genuine bird song is simply the highest form of avian vocalization, by which instinctively, if not premeditatively, the bird finds ex pression of pleasure. The absence of true rhythm probably is significant of a want of power to appreciate genuine music, the bird's comprehension com passing no more than the value of sweet sounds merely as such. Serib- ner'a Magazine. Itare Old Humor. An old cavalier was asked, when Cromwell coined his first money, what he thought of it On one side was tho inscription, "God with us"; and on the other, "The Commonwealth of Eng land." "I see," he said, "that G'mI and the common wealth are 011 different sides." Two candidates, named Adam and Low, had to preach probation sermons for a lectureship in the gift of a cer tain congregation. Mr. Low preached in the morning, taking for his text the words, Adam, where art thou?" and giving an excellent sermon. Mr. Adam took for his text to the surprise of the congregation and his rival, the passage: "Lo, here I am." From this he preached such a splendid impromptu sermon that he gained the lecture- lo conclude, we give the story or an amateur artist who had decided to send the productions of a quarter of a cen tury to some charitable institution for the benefit of the inmates. Before doing so, he invited an old, plain spoken Scotch artist to see his works, informing him at the same time of his philanthropic intention, and asking his advice as to the institution on which he should confer so much honor. "Well," was the grim reply, "if y will compliment them, the best place 1 a-ftn r la ins uiiuu asiiuui. ....... bers's Journal. iv.rw hnahand in the United States has informed his wife lately thitt the French Courts have uecuiea umniu.u - -io-ht rr onen his wife's letters. The effect of the announcement, how ever, has not been such that he is like i.n.nnnwliii rights . without more assistance than the French G assistance than Go y era- roent is likely to offer. Journal J Education.