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Mrs poVUety's, M. Street, between 12th and
13 OltllW08t.
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fct'iift. Northwest-
Henty Poland's, corner iy, and Pennsyl
vania Avonue, SOUtllWCKt.
Win. L. Freeman, corner 15th and M. Street,
rhtlHdelpHia House, 31S Pennsylvania Ave.,
Lnth Washington Branch Ofllce: Dr. K.S.
Manager, 731 -J Street.
Thrice welcome Indeed art thou gentle Pee
Id our midst thy honey to make;
our homes and our hearts are opened to thee
For in thee much pleasure we take.
At-'Hiu in the war ol life you have come.
To battle with an uiai is wrong;
To uphold the right as you once have done.
That exists in the moving throng.
Content not thyself with what thou hasdone
improveewh moment of thy life,
The past is gn a new worl: is begun
Knter amid the nous and strife.
Search well tli- heart of each tiny ilower,
lMV j, in M.ie honey good and pure ;
Us" all of thy Influence and power,
j'or then will thy success be sure.
Thy friends are many because of thy stings
Tliyfocs look upon thee with fear.
They know whatis borne on thy web like
And thy bum they know -when they bear.
Jklny the fact ever le as It has been
That the Bee is worthy of praise.
lEver ready to crush all kind of sin
That is in many forms and ways.
Again stay thou with us welcome thou art
Keep thy hive always well supplied
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.Send in your names to Kcv. I. S. Laws,
vAio is the South Washington Manager
and ole agent for the District of C1
unbi&. Mr. George M. Arnold has returned
from the Virginia canvas?.
Mrs. Louisa A. Anderson, the amiable
wife of our distinguished ciiir.cn Mr. An
derson of Ohio, has become attached to
our city. Mrs. Anderson is a lady of a
jileasing disposition and -calculated to
gain a host of frcimK We welcome her
to our city. She. is .staying at 1023 11th
Street, Northwest.
Emory W. Williams, and his wife Mrs.
Ella V. Chase Williams were on a visit to
the Danville synod, and had just left a
lew days prior to the massacre.
Messrs. Price and Scurlock left for their
respective homes in North Carolina last
week. The latter gentleman will return
an a few weeks with his wife.
Mr. Biles, of Missouri , is tilling a clcrk-r-niip
in the Adjutant General's office.
lion. Fred. Douglass. M. M. Holland,
A. St. A. Smith, and W. Calvin Chase,
have been invited to address the Civil
Right meeting to be held in Armory
J hill, Alexandria, Va., November, lth.
A large meeting is anticipated.
Register of the. Treasury Bruce said :
"When I went out of the campaign in
in Ohio I was completely disheartened.
Fact was, I believed we were lost. Now
1 am convinced that we will elect the
next President. Jam feeling splendidly
over the result. But we must look to the
North in the next election."
Dr. F. .1. Shadd and wife have a little
daughter they call by the euphoneous
name of Juliana Furmau Shadd.
Mr. Aithur St. A. Smith was recently
appointed as Instructor of apprentices in
the art -of printing at Howard University.
3 le will have quite a large, class of boys
4in d girls.
liOtilsc lo C'laB'n.
Dkak Clara:
Yon have at last con
sented to write me a letter. I had no
idea l hat you got offended at what was
said to j on some time ago. Our friends
are more than anxious to hear from you
coiu-erning the schools and matters gen
erally. The marriage mania hassiezed
some of our best friends. Several arc an
licii:itul next month. Dear Jerome will
he united to one of our little favorites
foine time in December. He has made
extensive preparations, yui know the boy
is thorough, and he will leave nothing un
done, (jur mutual friend H. is in hard
hii'k. The poor boy has got the blues.
Now Clam, J. 11. B. should be removed
from the school board, it seems as if his
sole desire is to blacken some one's
character. I certainly feel sorry for A.
B. It is a shame, audi shall do all in
rny power next spring to have a new deal
in our public schools. We need men who
will look after and protect the morality
of the schools, and not be smelling
around like a pointer looking for game.
By the way, the young men will have a
chance to teach now. . You can say that
a chance for the young men to teaclrin
our schools is now at hand. I assure you
if you know of any who desire to teach they
can do so if they enter the. examination
and pass, audi will assure them that
they can obtain a school. Special in
ducements are opened to the young men
who may feel disposed to enter the nor
mal school and graduate, and this is a
measure that you and all of us have been
looking for. The B. and J. regime op
pohed it, and declared that there were no
young men competent enough. I sup
posed that they judged all like them
p'jve.s. Indeed I Jiope that something
will he done for our young men.
Judgement by default has been Intered
against Mrs, P, She had not the courage to
make her charges good. Now I Khali see If the
board of Trustees will reinstate Mrs, B. I
Blmll wrltea special letter to the Board of school
trustees to ililn efllHM and in the harte bf. jus
tice 1 shall deniilllU that she be reinstated.
The jury have, iii.tis yet assessed thedaitiages
and ltls a plain fact, by her notanswerlb g the
declaration, she acknowledges that slue has
slandered apublic school teacher and she must
pay the penalty or the law. I shall tell you all
about It in my next. I understand tl mt a
pleasent time was had at the Presbyterla n en
tertainment during the week.
My dear friend G has got a severe cold. I
hope she may recover soon. Clara, the most
disgusting features that are going on now are
the bnse "ways some folks are acting. I see
single young ladles going around with marri
ed men, they have no regard for common de
cency, I shall protestagalnht this and if i con
tinued shall make it very pleasent for them
all. It is redlculouB, the idea of young unmar
ried ladies going to social eutertaiuuen.ts and
places of public amusements with married
men when they know that the wives of these
men are at home suffering. If women have
any respect for themselves let them ta.keour
friendly advice before it is to late. The par
ents who have raised their daughters -with re
spect don't want them ruined by those worth
less single and unmarried men who are going
around town now a days. Ho longer than
two weeks ago I saw at Lincoln Ha31 a single
young lady, who has been recently appointed
to a public position, iu company with a mar
ried man and the wife of this man entered the
hall in company with another married lady,
If I had a husband he should treat me with re
spect or go about his business. I don intend
to allow this to goon, Clara, withoutjmy pro
test It must be terminated. Tijne will not
permit me to tell you more. I have something
of importance to tell you in my next.
Yours devotedly,
The ase oriws If. Ionprlass
Fourteen j'ears ago the application of
this gentleman to be admitted to mem
bership in Columbia Typographical Un
ion. No. 101, created an excitement pro
pably never occasioned by any similar
event. As will be remembered, Mr.
Douglass was not admitted, but was per
mitted to work with Union men at the
Government Printing Office. Here is
what Mr. Douglass himself says about it;
I was neither admitted to the Typo
graphical Union, nor was my admission
or rejection ever voted on. The truth is
that the Union, treated me In an unfair
manner. A committee of the Union, to
which was referred my application, alter
a most thorough Investigation, reported
in faver of my admission. Under the
rules of the Union a vote should have
been taken upon the committee's report.
Instead of hiking a vote, the Union pro
ceeded lo violate its own laws by post
poning consideration of the report. This
postponing was gone through with at
several monthly meetings of the Union,
and now moie than lom t en years have
glided by and your humble servant is
still out in the cold and under the ban of
Typographical Union No 101. A few
years since 1 applied for work in the State
of New York, and was refused only be
cause Typographical Union No. 101. of
this, cit y had not admitted me to mem
bership. That Union allowed me to work
in the Government Printing Otlice nearly
two years, for which its members, no
doubt, feel that I should be grateful. Its
action or non-action, however, has left me
in a position "Which will compel me to go
through another "investigation" should I
apply foV work at my trade in any town
or city whose printers are Union men.
Is it any wonder, in view of these fact5,
(for thej' are facts,) that the man thus
treated feels somewhat bitter? We think
it is but natural. There was nothing
urged against Douglass as a man nor as
a printer The one objection was his
color, and for that he could hardly he
held personally responsible. Consider
ing, then, the cruel manner in which the
application of this man, an honest man
seeking an honest living at Union wages,
was treated, would it not 'become tin'
Union to invite Mr. Douglass to renew
his application in order that an oppor
tunity may be given its members to show
the world what wonderful strides liberal
views have, made here, by prompth' elec
ting him on his renewing his application.
The patrons and subscribers of the. Bee
are hereby notified that. Dr. R. S. Laws
is the soli' manager for South Washing
ton, and also has charge ot all the city
subscribers. He is the solo owner of the
city routes, and to him our patrons and
subscribe) a are responsible. Persons who
fail to receive their paper regularly will
please notify this office, Hy their failure
to do so it will be understood that the pa
per is received and we shall hold you
Mr. R. II. Robinson, formerly Editor
and Proprietor of the Virginia Argus,
and associate editor ot the late Virginia
Post, 1ms accept od the general agency for
The Bee i" Virginia. Mr. Robinson is
known throughout the borders of the old
Dominion, as a prominent journalist, an
active politician, ami go ahead business
runt Ionian. lie is in thorough accord
with the great Liberal movements of Vir
ginia, and wo bespeak for him success
among his people fur and near in the in
terest of The Bee. Mr. Robinson has
established his headquarters at Alexamlia,
Va., where he may be addressed. The
reportorial and regular contributinsr
bureau for Virginia, will be iu chargG of
Mr. Magnus L. Robinson the terse and
brilliant writer, and sole editor of the
Alexandria Post. The Bee proposes to
help Virginia for the cause of human
rights, and the moral, interlectual and
general interests of its people. Address
all matter relating to Virginia, to Box
Alexandria, Va.
Reported especially for the Bke.
Dr. R.F.Tancll, assistant surgeon of the
Richmond Lunatic ABylum, and Prof. R. l.
Mitchell, Treasurer of the Petersburg Normal
Institute, are here visiting old friends and
making new acquaintance.
Mr. Washington G. Reeves, late candidate
for the House of Delegnte, contemplates
making a matrimonial voyage, In mat he
will be successful.Hels a brave and promising
young man.
Miss Anna E. Blackburn of the Robert
Chapel Choir is the "Sweet singer of Israel."
Mr. W.H. Whiting has fitted np one of the
finest public hall's in the cits the Ex
We will soon have a first class Opera House
here by the completion ofLannon's Opera
House on King Street It will seat comforta
bly 1000
The Bourbon Funders are Jublllant over
their ill-gotten victory, while the coalitionists
are depressed in spirit) they are still hopeful
for success in the near future.
Our city has now a new social organization
Which will doubtless Infuse new' life into our
Kip Van Winkle Belle Haven.
Messrs. Robert Gaines and Silas Madella,
are the I'eCeut luckey oiles In securing posi
tions under the Government at Washington.
A revival or military enthusiasm has begun
among our "hoys" and let Capt. Chlnn, Lieu.
Carter. Sergeant Parker, and that Prince of
Good Fellows, "Mike" Whiting, come to the
front, and we will sood be on a "war footing."
The Bee promises to be the best circulated
paper here since the suspension of the Post.
Mrs. Connie DeLaney has been promoted to
school 1, Miss Arnold resigned.
Dr. Harrison L. Harris, of Petersburg, Va.,
will be married to Miss Jennie Arnold of
Alexandria, on Wednesday evening Novem
ber 14. Dr. Harris Is a graduate of the How
ard University Medical school, and Miss Ar
nold was formerly a public school teacher.
Idles Jennie Is a lady of refinement and pos
sessing many amiable characteristics. The
marriage will take place from the FirBt Bap
tist church. There will be a reception from
4.15to5.15.P. M.
The new dramatic club where
is it?
Sheridan who was at Ford? last
week will become one of the most
powerful actors in the country.
A lady in this city who is so
famous in the maniac, is compos
ing a poem entitled a "dead and
seedy professor."
Prof. Thomas P. JSell, the lead
er of the Asbnry Church choir an
ticipates it is rumored inlio
ducingnew church music.
What Ihe people need in this
citv is a line dramatic club, which
no doubt will be organized short-
Washington has some fine musical
and dramatic talent, among whom
are Mrs. A. K Hill, Misses Annie
Mason, Rosetta E, Cookley, Ella
Suinmerville, A V McCabe,
Essie V. Wood and others.
The removal of John T. Layton
from the colored public schools
should be immediately done as the
pupils arc complaining of his in
ability to instruct. The present
board ol' trustees should take tlie
matter in charge. A good musi
cal instructor is what is needed.
Mr. Henry F. Grant, our pop
ular musical director has made
arrangements lor a grand Con
cert, Thanksgiving evening, Nov
ember 29th, tit Lincoln Hall, lie
has secured some of the best mus
ical talent in the United States,
and there is no doubt of success.
Miss Nellie Brown Mitchel, the
charming Qnccn of Song, will be
supported by the Orpheus Glee
Club. This will be the first ap
pea ranee of the celebrated Or
pheus Club which will be under the
direction of Dr. Kimball. Every
body shjuld go. General admis
sion fifty cents, reserved seats in
cluded. See add.
LUMBIA. This villaew.is formerly known
sa Barry Town by some and us Po
tnomuo Citv bv others, and was
know bv several other names, until
1874 when an act was passed in the
Legislative Assembly giving the
name of Hillsdale from its hills and
dales The land was originally pur
chased from Miss Juliauim Barry, a
widow lady, then living at Wash
ington, D. C by Mr. John 11.
Elvas, (a hardware merchant doing
business on Pennsylvania Avenue,)
for the trustees of what was afier
wrads called the trustees of the Bar
vy Farm lund and consisting of
Gen J. O. U. Howard, b. (J. fome
ro7 and Jonn R. Elvans. The farm
was bought April 23, 1874. Price
paid was 52.000 cash. In the whole
tract there was 375 acres. This
was divided into lots ot" one or
more acres with roads at con
venient intervals, sufficiently wide
for all purposes of the inhabitants.
This land is situated between Uni
ontown and the land surrounding
the Government Asylum for the
insane, and the eaStern branch of
Potomac on the west. These lots
was sold all the way from one
hundred and twenty-live dollars to
three hundred dollars, with suf
ficient lumber t j build a house one
story sizo 24 x 14 feet divided
in two rooms. These lots have all
been sold and paid for ai-d mostly
by the original owners. In some
few cases white persons have come
in posession of some four or live
lots. Among the families now
living and residing here we might
name the Rev. Wm. H. Hunter
(who was about the first to pur
chase a lot in one of upper section
and held contract jo. 1.) Charles
K. Douglas, Hon. Frederick Doug
las, C. W. Davis, Mr. Isaac Diggs,
Mr. Edward A lieu, John A. Moss,
Solomon h Brown, W. G. Tal
liaferro, Fred Douglass Jr. Mr.
Larcan Johusou,Mr. "Wm. Butler
Mrs. Frederick Smith, Bishop
Ward, Mr. Ignatius Dorsey, J. M,
Shippen, Wm. T. Benjamine, Mr.
Flood, Mr. David Butter, Mr.
peter Grantum, Mr. Thornton
Sloughter, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Phil
lips," J. T. Smoot, Mr. John A.
Green, Mr. Thomas M. W. Green,
Mr. Thomas Henaon, Mr. Dorsey
Denuey, Mr. Henry Jackson, Mrs,
Mary atsou, Gilliss Keys, with
many other good citizens who are
well worthy of mention but space
will not allow. The people own
four churches Mount Zion Method
est (A. M. E?) Macedonia (Baptist,)
Hillsdale Station Methodist (C. M.
M.) and Bethelehem (Baptist).
Three of the churches have retjubir
pastois, the one other, Macedonia,
is supplied. All have services regu
larly with g)od congregations.
They havd three Benevlent Socie
ties consisting of Odd Fellews,
Samaritans, and Gallilee Fishers.
Each church has a well oiganized
Sunday School and unsecterian
school (mission) which hold reg
ularly sunday morning except the
mission school which meets in the
afternoons. All these schools are
supplie 1 with the proper officers
and teahers. These schools in
summer season are well attended.
The public school of Hillsdale
meets in a building erected on
Nichols avenue a frame building
two stories and basement. Six
rooms, are now running with Mr.
John C. rTalle, principal assisted
by efficient and capable
teachers as follows: Mrs. Math
ews, Mrs. Shimm, Miss Emma Pat
terson, Mrs Benjamine and Miss
Emma V. Smith, Miss Smith was
a pupil in this school. The atten
dance of pupils in this school is
about 300, nearly all are doing
well I learn in their studies. Both
teachers and pupils will compare
very fovorable with the schools of
like grade in Washington City.
Quite a number who have passed
the grades in the Hillsdale school
are attending schools in Washing
ton and others are attending school
at Howard University. All the tea
chers in Hillsdale school arc highly
respected and iudeek much loved
bT the people of the village and
from this school not less than six
have gone in the Counties of Mary
land to teach the public schools of
that State. Some have passed the
first year and have been very suc
cessful. It would not be at all out
of the way to name some who
have gone out and done well.
Mr. William Tolson, 3 years; Miss
Lucy M. DeniKw, lyear; Miss Ida
Johnson, 1 year; Miss Sarah E.
Smoot, 1 year in Virginia and 1
year in Maryland; Miss Eliza Doug
lass 1 3 oar; Miss Josie Fox in Mary
laud, Miss Christine Corsey, 1 year
in Maryland; Mr. Harry Arnald
several years in Maryland; Mi
Edward Arnald 1 year in Virginia;
Mr. Hugh Smith, 1 year in Mary
land. AH of them entered the
schools at Hillsdale small chil Iren
and the good record brought in
from the different fields of labor
reflect great credit upon the school
at Hillsdale for which the people
seem proud and most if not all
named above will return at the
opening of the fall term of 1883.
The people at Hillsdale are gener
all industrious. They market their
produce at different markets
where they attend daily with gar
den truck, chickens, eggs, and
berries t gether with fruit in sea
son. The church is well attended
the conoreoTatioii number about
350 to 400. A1! have organs with
fair choirs. The sunday school
are attended by about 500 chil
dren The principal market gardeners
are Liny Johnson, Thornton Slau
ghters, Richard L. Barry and
Harry Mathews. The machanics
who follow their trades are Mr.
Slaughter, blacksmith; Peter
Lynn, blacksmith; Mr Robert,
blacksmith; Peter Iiynn, black
smith; Carpenters Guinn Green,
Egling Smith, Brazel Frazer,
Flood H.-.ll, Birch Makers, Wm.
Fractius; Painters, Mcintosh and
Frazer; Plasters Davis, Harper and
Johnson; Lawyers, John A Moss
and Hewlett; dress makers Mrs.
Tallaiferro, Mrt. Brown and
Mrs. Denney,. Many of the
homes have musical instruments,
flower gardens and fine fruit.
The gentlemen who superintend
the sabbath schools are C. W.
Davis, S. G. Brown, Alexander
Frazer, James T, Smoot, and
James Howard. The people as
far as we'could learn live on friend
ly terms save where the denomina
tional lines are too tightly drawn
which will in a measure disappear
as the people grow more euli ih
teued and learn to understand bet
ter. Even with this little hin
drence the citizens enjoy many so
cial assemblies such as nailor
socials library circles, concerts,
fairs, exhibitions and festivals Too
much much pmise cannot be iv-
en them for the peaceful disposi
tion toward each other. With very
few exceptions we rarely hear of
any noticeable neighbors bmlls and
but little litigation before the
courts of Law. The inhabitants
of Hillsdale number above 650
men, women and children. The
average arrest and conviction for
crime does not reach 3 per cent and
never in the history of Hillsdale
has a clear case of murder or
arsn been proved. Not one licens
ed drinking place or public den of
infamy is known. One steam
railroad runs through the village
and one line of street railroad runs
in Jind has its terminus there.
Fifteen persons residing in Hills
dale are employed in different
Government Departments and
large number are employed in the
Navy Yard and Government
Insane Asylum.
And we feel encouraged in the
fact that General 0. L. Howard in
establish ling the village has made
a success. And we feel that every
lover of his race ought and should
be proud of Hillsdale D. C.
Solomon G. Brown.
The baukitlg house" of Shavewell Bros,
had beeu victimized by an extensive forg
ery, so cleverly planned and executed that,
in detective circles, there was but one
opinion as to its authorship. There was
but one hand skilled enough for such a
pieco of work that of Drumford Har
wich, a most accomplished rascal, whose
craft and cunning had carried him safely
through a longcareer of roguery iu spite of
the best laid schemes to trap him. On this
occasion a heavy reward was offered forhis
I had but lately been enrolled a member
of the detective force, and was ambitious
of rising. Here was a golden opportunity
golden in every sense, for whoever caught
Marwick would not only be a made man,
but would put a rouud sum into his pocket
"While others were beating the bush in
different directions, I resolved to go on a
still-hunt of my own. I had information
that Marwick had a set of associates in a
place about a hundred miles away, with
whom, it was not unlikely, he had sought
and found a hiding place. At any rate, it
could do no harm to make a reconnois
sance in the neighborhood.
I took the next train with a view to car
rying out my plan. Securing a seat fovor
able for observation, I commenced glancing
over the morning paper and my fellow-passengers.
I had no particular expectation
of finding any one answering to Marwick's
description among them still it was well
enough for one in my place to keep his
eyes open.
It was not long, however, till my occu
pation was interrupted. A plain-looking
countryman, entering from a forward car,
asked and was accorded permission to
share my seat. He proved one of those ir
repressible sociable fellows who will make
your acquaintance in spite of you.
He told me his name without waiting to
be asked it was Seth "Wiggins, he said
and straightway inquired what mine might
be. I diun t care to tell him I was Detec
tive Tyke, so I merely answered :
"Du tell f ' returned Mr. "Wiggins, look
ing as much surprised as if I had said
Heliogabalns. He was evidently one of
those who think it proper to receive what
ever you may say with a certain polite as
tonishment. When Mr. Wiggins had exhausted poli
tics and the "craps," and had given me a
census of the young ones, he broached the
subject that was uppermost in my mind
or would have been but for his eternal
"That was a nation smart trick that 'ere
Marwick played onto the bank," he re
marked. I know very little about it,'' I replied.
"No more dol,' said Mr. "Wiggins; "only
I hearn he done 'em outcra mint o' money. '
"I've understood as much," I answered.
"I tell ycou, mister, you've got some pes
ky cute follows down to York rae tal
ented chaps as a countryman like me hain't
no business buckin' agin. One on 'em,
t'other da', got me to bet 5 I could tell
which o: three kerrds had a pieter onto it.
He laid 'em down in a row 't was fa a
place he'd invited me to inter to hcv a so
cial Tom and Jerry and then turned to
chin with the barkeeper while I was study
in' which keard to pick.''
" 'I've got you now I' tbink's I, turnin' up
the middle keard, which sure enough it
had the pieter onto it. I was pooty sartin
of it afore; for the man'd handled the
keards so awk'ardly 'at I could see their
faces e'namost as easy as the backs ; but I
thought I'd jest make sure, an' bavin' done
so, I put the keard back 'ithout lettin on.
"'Air you ready?" sez he, turnin' round.
" 'Hit's hit's the middle one I guess,'
sezlspeakin' doubtful like; for I didn't
want to seem too sure least he'd suspicion
me o' bavin' looked."
"No 'taint,' sez he, turning it up which
'twere as blank as that 'ere prize I draw
ed once inter the Gulltrap loterary.
" 'How's it done ?' sez I, fcelin' poorty
streaked as he pocketed my mnney."
"'I've got a patent on it,' sez he, hut I
wouldn't mind sellin' you a county right
for another V.' ''
"I told him I was much obleeged, but
didn't think it 'ud do for a stiddy busi
ness in the country."
I was glad when Mr. "Wiggins gave me
a gushing noon-day 'at the next stopping
place, and left the train.
Another hour brought us to a place
where ten minutes Avere allowed for re
freshments. "We had hardly stopped when
a boy came hurrying through the car in
quiring if "Mr. Tyke was aboard ?"
"That's my name,'' I answered.
"Here's a telegram for you.''
I tore it open, as the boy hurried into
the next car as if lo deliver another mes
sage. Mine was this:
"Marwick is on the train with you, and
will get off at . He wears a slouch hat
and gray coat, is thick-set, bandy-legged,
and has r slightstoop in the shoulder; also
carries a black leather satchel. Arrest him
on sight. Brakes.' "
I bustled out, and the very first person
I encountered tallied so exactly with the
description in the telegram as to leave no
doubt that I had found my man.
He niadeno attempt to flee, but advanced
boldly, looking me directly in the face.
"You're my prisoner !" 1 said, abruptly
seizing his collar.
"That's what I call cheeky!" he replied,
pulling loose, and tackling me, adding: "1
rather think you're my prisoner."
A vigorous scuttle ensued. For a time
neither of us went further than trynK
keep his hold on the other. But my op
ponent lost temper at last, and planted a
blow of his right fist directly over my
right eye. I "countered" on his nose, "tap
ping tne claret" freely. Both called on the
bystanders for assistance; but they onlj
rmed a ring and exorted us to "go itf
And we tccre "going it" lively when a
sharp voice brought us to an armistice.
"Hello! what 8 this?" inquired a jolly
faced man, in whom I recognized Captain
Beakes, my chief, whoso name was to the
"I I've got him !" I said out of breath.
"I've I've got him !'' panted my antag
onist, quite as much blown as myself.
"Now who is it that you've both got,
pray?1' queried the captain, looking puz
zled. tiii Manufacture in tho United States.
Tho pins used in this country are made
oy fourteen factories, chiefly located in
New England. Their annual production
for several years past has been about 7,000,
300 pins. This number has not varied
much for some years, the demand remain
ng about the same. Two years ago the
competition among the nine principal com
nanies then existing for the manufacturing
f toilet pins led to such a cutting of prices
that the business became unprofitable, and
the market was flooded with goods. A year
ago a combination was formed of three
wire companies, and now all of the pins
made by them are shipped to New York,
and handled by the head agency of that
city. From their common warehouse they
are sent to every part of the country. The
importations of English pins are small, and
tne exportations of pins from the United
'tates is confined to Cuba, South America
md parts of Canada. England supplies
Jmost the whole world outside of the
United States, although the American pins
are not inferior in quality. The raw ma
terialthe brass and iron wire from which
ill American pins are made is from the
wire mills of this country, and much of
the machinery is of American iuvention
ind patent.
Merry conceits are not the offspring of a
aull brain.
irtuo demandB our homage wherever it
is found.
The Hippopotamus.
Dr. EmilHoneb, iu his "Seven Years in
South Africa sayst
After re-embarking we kept close to the
shore with the object of avoiding thehippo
potamuses that in the daytime frequent
the middle of the stream, only rising from
time to time to breathe. Whenever the
current made it necessary for us to change
to the opposite side of the river, I could seo
that the boatmen were all on the qui vive to
get across as quickly as possible, and I soon
alter learned trom experience what good
reason they had to be cautious. We had
occasion to steer outward so as to clear a
papyrus island, when all at once the :men
began to back water, and the one nearest to
me whispered the word 'fcubu.1 He was
poiuting to a spot hardly two hundred yards
ahead, and on looking I saw first one hip
popotamus' head and then a second raised
above the surface of the stream, both puf
fing out little fouutaius from the nostrils.
Theyquieklj disappeared, and the men
paddled on gently till they were tolerably
close to the place where the brutes had been
seen. Both Blockly and I cocked our guns,
and had n jt long to wait before the heads
of two young hippopotamuses emerged from
beneath the water, followed first by the
kead of the male and then by the head of
the female. We fired eight shots, of which
there is no doubt that two struck the old
male behiud the ear. The men all main
tained that it was mortally wounded, and
probably snch was the case; but, although
we waited nearly an hour, we never saw
aore than the heads of three others again.
It was only with reluctance that the "men
were induced to be stationary so lomr : ex
cept they are in very small boats and prop
erly armed with assegais they are always
anxious to give the hippopotamus as wide
a berth as they can.
Of all the large mammalia in South Africa,
I am disposed to believe that to an unarm
ed man the hippopotamus is the most dan
gerous. In its normal state it can't endure
tie sight of anything to which it is unac
customed, or which takes it by suprise.
Let it come upon a horse, an ox, a porcu
pine, a log of wood, or eveu a fluttering
garment suddenly crossing its path, and it
will fly upon any of them with relentless
fury ; but letsuch objects he drawn betimes
from view, and the brute in aninstaut will
forget all about it and go on its way entirely
undisturbed. This peculiarity may, per
haps, be physiologically accounted by the
small weight of the brain as contrasted with
the ponderous size of the body. Althougk
in some cases it may happen that an un
protected man may elude the attacks of a
buffalo, a lion, or leopard, except they have
been provoked, he cannot indulge in the
hope of escaping the violence of a hippopo
tamus that has once got him within reach
of its power. "When out of several hippo
potamuses in a river, one has been wound
ed, the rest are fair more wary in coming to
the surface ; and should the wound be fatal,
the carcass does not rise for an hour, but
drifts down the stream. The Marutse have
a very simple but effectual way of landing
their dead bodies ; a grass rope, with astonc
attached, is thrown across it, and by this
means it is easily guided to the shore. The
whole riverside population is most enthu
siastic in its loveof hippopotamus hunting,
and it is owing to the skill of the Marutse
natives in this pursuit that they have been
brought from their homes iu the Upper
Zambezi and established in villages down
here, where they may help to keep the
court well supplied with fresh and dried
fish, but particularly with hippopotamus
Tho Lost Dollar.
The following item, which may be of in
terest to coin collectors, is from a recent
work called "The Gold and Silver Coins of
all Nations," by Ivan C. Michels, Ph. D.
"The dollar of 1604 has become exceed
ingly scarce, and the last sale of a tine
specimen was made atone thousand dollars.
Of this dollar, according to the returns
of the United States Mint records, 19,570
pieces were struck, and with the exception
of a few, were all exported to Africa to pa)1
the sailors and soldiers engaged in the war
against Tripoli.
On the 10th of June, 1S01, the Bashaw
of Tripoli declared war against the United
States, but no further notice was taken of
:he declaration until 1803, when Commo-d'jr-
Preble was sent to Tripoli with a
targe squadron. On the 31st of October,
ISO.'), Captain Baiubridge was sent into the
aarbor of Tripoli to reconnoitre. His ves
:cj, tb Philadelphia, of forty-four guns,
advanced too far in eager pursuit of a small
Tripolitan gunboat and struck on a rock.
Tho officers were treated as prisoners of
war, but the crew were made slaves.
In 1804, Lieutenant Stephen Decatur
was ordered to recapture the Philadelphia,
which he promptly a complished. As it
was impossible to tabe he' out, she was set
on fire and abandom'cJ. Soon after Trip
Dli was bombarded several times by the
united States ships of war.
In 1804, an expedition was started from
tho United States against Tripoli, headed
by Captain Eaton and Hamat Carmanly,
uxilc and elder brother of the Bashaw of
Tripoli. Their march lay across a thous
and miles of desert, yet it was accomplish
d, ith indescribable fatigue and sufler
.iig, in fifty days. To pay the expense of
thic little army of mounted Arabs and
,cvcnt - American seamen, these 1804 dol
lars were shipped to the coast of A frica,
and only very few of them, if any, were
brought back by the returned victors.
A few yean; ago, ten pieces of 1804 dol
.ufa were struck from the old original dies
u the United States Mint in Philadelphia,
and distributed. All but two or three
were afterwards called in by order of our
Government, and to this day the coin-cabinet
of the Philadelphia Mint exhibits but
one 1804 dollar, struck in 1804 and another
with the same date, but of a later issue."
A Desperate Stri'jjgle.
"Halt ! Who goes there ?"' shouted a long,
tank Confederate soldier, sitting upon a
sorrel horse, toying with a double-barreled
shot-gun, the favorite weapon of the west
ern bushwhacker in the early war time.
He was the picket guarding the camp of
Dick McCann, one of the most daring of
the confederate cavalrymen. The bivouac
rested in the security of his vigilance in a
piece of woods a mile or so left ol the
turnpike leading from Gallatin, to Nash
ville, Tenn. The picket stood where the
country road which leads past the Mc
Cann's camp, made its junction with
the turnpike. He evidently challenged
the cavalry approaching from the direction
of Gallatin as a matter of form, for as the
officer approached, him in reponse to his
command, "Advance and give the counter
sign' his shotgun lay upon his lap, across
the pommel of his saddle, while he was
paying more attention to his comrade who
was coming up the wagon road with two
chickens in one hand, the plunder of an
unofficial forage, and an unruly horse in
the other, than he did to the officer respond
ing to his challenge. The Federal soldier
got within a few feet of him before he
seemed to recognize the possibility of an
enemy being nearer than Nashville. The
dress first attracted his attention, for he saw
that it was not that of a confederate, and
hurriedly bringing his shot-gun to bear on
the officer he commanded :
"Halt ! What regiment do you belong to f
"To the Fourth
plied the officer.
Michigan cavalry," re-
Covering the officer with his shot-gun a.e
he passed around to surrender himself, the
Confederate again commanded, "Give me
your arms !''
The officer, who wore a heavy overcoat
with a long cape, dropped the reins upon
his horse's neck, pnshed his hand under his
overcoat to unbuckle his sabre and comply
with the demand.
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The Way to Handle Sheep.
Tkere is a right way and a wrong wp.yy
a hard way and an easy way an awkward
way and a skillful way, to catch and ban
Hie sheep. A great many men will catch
the sheep hy the wool on the hack with
both hands, and lift the animal clear from
the ground by the wool only. Barbarous !
Let some great giant grasp you by the hair
of your head and lift you from the ground
by the hair only! Would you not struggle
and squirm worse than the mute sheep
does when lifted by the wool? And would
there not be a complaint of a sore head for
a week or two? If you do not believe it,
try the experiment.
We have slaughtered a great many sheep
in years past, and, when removing the pelt
of such sheep as had been handled by the
wool, we never failed to observe that be
neath the skin, wherever the animal had
been caught by the wool, blood had settled.
In many instances the skin had been separ
ated from the body so that inflammation
was apparent. We have known proprie
tors of sheep to be so strict in regard to
handling them, that they would order a
helper from the premises if he were to catcht
a sheep by the wool on any part of the
Some owners of sheep direct their help
ers thus : "When about to catch a sheep,
move carefully toward the one to be taken,
until you are sufficiently near to spring
quickly and seize the beast by the neck
with both hands, then nassone hand around
the body, grasp the brisket, and lift the
sheep clear from the ground. The wool
must not be pulled. If the sheep is a heavy
one let one hand and wrist be put around
the neck, pressing the arm against the leg.''
We have always handled sheep in tho
way alluded to. We never grasp the wool:
Others seize the sheep by a hind leg, then
throw one arm around the body, aud take
hold of the brisket with one hand. But
ewes with lambs should never be caught
by the hind legs, unless they are handled
with extreme care. When sheep are han
dled roughly, especially if the wool is pull
ed, the small bruises and injuries will ren
der them nioro wild and difficult to handle.
A Mad Mat.
Next to dust, mud is the honsewife's
great trouble, and especially in the spring.
It is impossible to prevent mud from get
ting upon the boots, and unless removed
it will he carried into and distributed in
larger orsmaller quantities throughout the
nouse. A mud mat and a scraper will do
much to keep the mud out of the house,
provided they are used. There should be
one of each at every entrance door. A
ready-made semper can be nought for a
small sum at any hardware store, bat for
this there need be no outlay ; a piece of
old sawblade, or even a bit of iron hoop
can be so readily converted into a scraper
that it needs no i?lustration. The scraper
is for the purpose of removing mud, qtc,
from the boot or shoe; the important
points to be observed are ; to put it in a
convenient place for use, and where th
mud which is removed will fall in a plac
wher- it will be out of the way and not b
taker up again by those who enter th
house A mat for the removal of th
v. -arccr. mud from the boots and shoes ca?
be readily made as follows: Procure a
number twenty or so of inch-squarr
fence pickets, and bore four holes througli
each, one near each end, and two betweer
String these on four stout wires, keeping
tho strips an inch apart, by alternating
abort square pieces of wood upon the wires.
: :ten the ends of the wires when the mat
L made as wide as desired, and it is ready
for use. A very useful mnd mat may he
made from a piece of plank of convenient
jizc, in which inch or inch and a half holes
.re bored. Into these holes are placed tufts
if corn husks made tight by driving In
pegs with them. A mat of this kind will
cost nothing and last long. If all persons
who have muddy boots will first scrape
tlicm and next use the mud mat, and after-
ards the ordinary door mat, much mud1
will be kept out of the house, and the la
lors of the neat housewife will be thereby
tly lessened.
Ancient Memphis.
Memphis was one of the oldest of thoi
world's great cities. It was built on the'
banks of the Nile when all Europe was a
savage wilderness, and its inhabitants bar
barians living in huts and caves. The
great city grew up under the rule of tho
Pharaohs to be a scene of busy trade, al
most as thickly populated as London or
New York. To-day its site can scarcely
be traced. But four thousand years ago
Memphis was a city of palaces and temples.
Pharaoh was lodged more splendidly than
Louis XIV., and Cheops provided himself
with the most magnificent of tombs. One
of the Memphian temples is thus described :
"He seemed to bo in Memphis, his native
city ; and entering the temple of Isis, saw
it shining with the splendor of a thousand
lighted lamps; all the avenues of the
templo were crowded with people, and re
sounded with the noise of the passing
throng." The inner shrine was supposed
to be tho residence of the goddess. To
Memphis, perhaps, came Joseph, tho gen
tle Jew, to become the ruler of tho land.
There came his brethren and the Isracl
itea, to buy corn. Jfeie the Jews passed
their four centuries of captivity ; from its
palaces they borciiff the jewels and gold
of the Egyptians; from its memorable
shore they set out on their march; from
the gates of Memphis the furious Pha
raoh followed with chariot and horse, to
perish in the treacherous sea.
Nowhero can be fouzul more striking in
cidents than are connouied with this deso
late narrow part of the ahore of the Nile.
Moses, perhaps, floats in his basket near
by, and won his life vith the smile of in
fancy, always irresistible. Ifc was the scene
of the plagi.es, of the ternJe tfo-vsss, of
the years of plenty and the years of want.
It flourished iu splendor and wealth for a
period that riakes tho ages of most cities
seem trivial. New York is not more than
250 years old, London about 1,900 ; Mem
phis flourished for more than 3,000 years.
It has passed away, but one of its labors
can never apparently perish. Cheops, one
of the Memphian Kings, built the largest
of the pyramids, and near it aro several
others no! much less in size. A pyramid
was no doubt a royal tomb. "Various ex
planations have been given of the origin
and purpose of these wonderful buildings.
Some suppose them intended for astronom
ical purposes; others suggest that they
were designed to mark the dimensions of
an inch, and fix the system of computing
distances. But history and tradition as
aert that they were the tombs of the Mem
phian Kings. Harper' 8 Young People.
A court in Georgia ha3 recently rendered
a decision in which church people are in
terested. A Baptist society building a new
church planned a steamboat excursion to
increase the building fund. The owners of
the boat engaged for the occasion did not
fill their part of the contract, and those in
charge of the excursion sued them foi
reach of contract. But the defendants set
their plea that a church organization
'ias no authority to conduct excursions as
means of making money, and, therefore,
cannot enforce any bargains it may make
in oursuing an unlawful line of business.
The judges held that the plea was good.
That a church must derive its income from
such property a3it may own, and from
voluntary contributions. It may make
bargains "incidental to an excursion of the
conregation, undertaken for devotional
purposes, celebrations, or recreation ; and
possiblv might hire a conveyance needed
to carry from place to place persons sent to
solicit contributions; but it may not en
gage in the carrrying business, with thai
general public, for profit.".
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