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THE EDITOR'S CONSCIENCE. The 1'ather of tho "Bad Boy" Till. Uoxr ITe Onco Stole a Horse. To-day a letter came from the busi- IPK nffina t "U ..,. ,--..- . -w vio iu mo euiLonai hpsk- nnri when the editor opened it, and saw the late-line, "Troy, Alabama," his heart Jinote him, and he reached out for his Aeck-book, instinctively. Then he stopped and read the letter and breath ed easier when he found it was only a letter from a boy who wanted the edi tor's autograph. What could have caused the editor's heart to jump up iulo nis mouth when he read that .letter from tfroy? What made him reach for his check-book ? Read er, young reader particularly, the edi tor once stole a hor-se at Troy, Alaba ma. Do not hold up your Lands in horro? at the deed, and say that you have always mistrusted that the bald headed man, with the pleasant face, was a horse thief in disguise, for you never thought any such thing lie sides, a man. was not considered a horse thief in those days who took an other man's horse. It was "in 1864 and a cavalry regiment to which the editor uoiuugeu, mauo a raid through that portion of Alabama, and one afternoon stopped at the beautiful little village of Troy. There was a thin, pale, ner vous, red-headed soldier in the regi ment who had been riding a hard hearted, deceptive, diabolical, disgust ing mule for a week, a mule that didn't care whether school kept or not, a mule that would not keep up with the procession, and tried hard to lag be hind so the confederates would cap ture the red headed soldier. To keep up with the regiment it was necessary to wear out a pair of spurs, a clap board, two fence rails, and the rider, every blessed day, on the mule, and much of the hatred of mules which the present editor has was born of that experience. 1 hat evening the soldier tfave of his rations to a little colored joy who looked smart, and told him to iways do a good Doy, and learn to and be kind to his old master, e would be all right, when the id boy told where there was a orse in a pasture, a few miip "turrer bred," he said. There son except one vvM vv week, wlff -r Mnemy. The cloHEB vvr d soon the sol- led, rf inv and another " " " j ner eolorea ooy were catch that horse. O, he was beauty. As he galloped across the pasture and neighed and snorted, and put on scallops, he looked liko a pic ture. It was not long before the red headed soldier's saddle was on the fine horse, and the procession rode up by thu planter's house. Ah, there was the rub. The old mother and father of the boy who owned the fine horse who was in the confederate army, sat on the veranda. They had seen the Boldiers go through the granary, the smoke house, and everything where thev could cet anything to eat, -and the old people had not murmured' They sat there smoking corn-cob pipes acting as though in war times they much tuilnrnf. t.n war measures. But when the red-headed soldier rode by on the horse, his .canteen and sabre rattling, and the horse looking so proud, as though he had been left out of the war so far, and was now going in fresh to put a stop to it, the old folks saw the animal, the old lady said O, pa, the Yankees have found Bub's horse and then they both burst out crying, uBub," the brave young con federate, was away with his regiment, and poor old pa and ma had to sit there and see his horse go off with the Yankees. The slim soicuer nau a iie.uu concealed about his person even then and he thought of his old father and mother in Wisconsin, and he had half : f fnVo tho horse back, not- withstanding the fact that another soldier would take him in a holy min ute, but just then the bugle sounded for the "assembly," the soldiers yelled and spurred their horses toward camp, and the new horse began to prance and wanted to go along so bad, that the slim soldier "let him went," and a beautiful race it was. Por nearly two years after that horse was the constant companion of the slim soldier, who rode him about ten thousand miles more or less, but there was hardly a day of all these long marches that he did not think of the poor old father nrt mother of .the soldier boy who owned the horse, and of their fears when they saw the noble animal go down the lane carrying a Yankee on his back, when they would have been delighted to have seen their own gray coated soldier on his hack. And so it was, when we opened the letter from the boy who wanted our autograph, who was probably unborn when it was taken, we came so near putting the autograph on a check and sending it to the old people who smoked the ob pipes nineteen years ago and wept over the horse. ' we PrizUand our Rights we will Maintain. P., SATURDAY, MAROhTs, WsT ' ' n ifr.Mr gjBcfnwT LiyiNG U THE FORECASTLE. A )ccn-YVatcr Sailor's Description of . f MIC ooa aic una to Uttt. -fi "YilTi wnnf. f.n lmmv fin mn -e-ii 1 ' .- """ ire xcuusva nun'tflRi.... o r'casUe, da.you?" said an old weather-beaten Jack tar in answer to a. query of aJew York Tribune re porter. "Well, we have a hard time of it taking it by and large. Take a man, for example, that ships for a deep water voyage. He gets, say $18 or $20 a month. The fo'cas'le is n-Pnpr.iiiv crowded to death and ain't fit for a dojr , ., , . :. s-- to live in at its best Its chock-a-block full of rats and cockroaches, with a smell of bilge-water, when we are in the warm latitudes, that would turn the stomach of anything except a shell back. When we first leave port the grub is pretty fair. The 'salt horseor salt beef you shore-going folks call it, is comparatively fresh; the weevils and worms haven't had a chance at the hard tack, and tho water tastes something like water. Once in a while we have 'soft tommy, or soft bread. It's after we've been to sea for a month, or six weeks, that we catch it. Why, I've seen meat that bad, that the 'doc tor,' as we call the cook aboard-shin. had to take it out of the 'harness-cask,' in which it is kept on deck, with tongs. We got to like it that way after a while. It's fun to see some of those coasting sailors get hold of a piece of hard tack that's doubled tho Horn two or three Unit s. I've seen 'em take a piece and break it on the edge of a sea chest with a martin spike or a belaying pin and carefully pick out the weevils. Bless you, we don't take such trouble after we've fairly taken to growing barnacles on our backs. We just soft. en it a bit in coffee and take it in" weevils and all. I don't know how that is, but they ain't half so bad when you get used to 'em. You know When we are in port, the water tanks are cleaned out and whitewashed. After the water has stood in them for three or four weeks, and we get into hot weather.it has the taste of a mixture of whitewash and iron rust, and to say it s flat, is to put it mildly. You can guess what nice drinking it makes. "Shore-going folks would think that Jkvfesatfy?nrag Vse. " 'The nearest 1 ever came to being in a mutiny was aboard a tea-clipper from Xew York to Shanghai. The salt junk gave out and the 'old man fed beforo-the-mast hands on tinned meats. The boys liked it first-rute for"flWay or two, but then they began to growl and sent a man aft. The 'old man' said the men forward were living on 'cabin grub,' and w;inted to know what ailed 'em. 'Well, you see, sir," said the man, 'there ain't no chaw in the meat you send forward.' When the boys found out that it was all they could get, they made tho best of it. AVhy, there's more chaw in that salt beef than theie is in a piece of India rub ber. I've chawed on a piece for a whole watch and it was as good when I went below as it was when I went on deck. Thursday is generally 'duff day aboard ship. Dulf is first-class when you get used to it. It is made of flour and water and salt. If the 'doctor' is in a good humor, he puts in some raisins. Then it is boiled gen erally in the coppers along with the meat, and it is served to the men with a 'tot' of molasses. "The grub ain't served as well as it is in a first-class eating-saloon ashore It's generally brought into the fo'cas'le by one of the boys in 'kids.' A kid is a little wooden tub. The meat is in big hunks and tho men chop it off with their sheath-knives. There ain't any ceremony. Jvery man uiaca a dive for the 'kid,' and the strongest and quickest man gets the best piece of meat. The boy generally get3 what's left, if he ain't smart enough to ur o -mfinp before he cets to the 1 fo'cas'le, which he most generally is." Interior Africa. A mighty revolution seems to be im pending in the center of the Dark Con tinent The valley of the Congo is in habited by a colored race, who are not negroes. They are tall, with thin nnQPannrl lins. and are industrious and warlike. Henry M. Stanley says there are 49,000,000 of them whom he is trying to civilize. The difficulty with the valley of the Congo is its re moteness from the sea coast. The val ley, a fertile and populous region, is 350 miles from the Atlantic ocean. Were a railroad built this distance be- j tween it and the coast, it would ren der available the wonderful resour ces of Central Africa, and bring a country almost as populous aj the United States into the relations with the rest of the world. There is no reasonable doubt but that by tho be cinnin" of the next century measures will have been taken to open up Con goland; and it is some comfort for us to know in America that Henry M. Stanlev, our countryman, has been the first to" bring this marvelous region to the knowledge of the outside world. PEAMLS OF TJIOUGIIT. I Modesty is not always the opposite of coquetry. Uneasiness is a species of sagacity; a passive sagacity. Pools are never uneasy. A thousand parties of pleasure do not leave a recollection worth that of one good action. Whoever entertains you with the faults of others, designs to serve you l a similar manner. Look on slanderers as direct enemies to civil society; as persons without honor, honesty or humanity. Constant activity in endeavoring to make others happy is one of the surest ways of making ourselves so. If you hit the mark, you must aim i a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of the earth. A country always produces some great men as long as it preserves the worship of those whom it has lost. It is not the deed a man does, but tne way he does it, that should plead for the man's compensation in doing it. In life, as at the great competitions, there are some people who obtain hon orable mention without ever having a first prize. "Improve your opportunities," said Bonaparte to a school of young men; "every hour lost now is a chance of future misfortune." There are some persons whose friendship is encumbering and clum sy to a point that makes us wish they would cease to love us. Fame, as a river, is narrowest wnere it is bred, and broadest afar off; so exemplary writers depend not upon the gratitude of the world. Excessive violence of hate is not a cause of inferiority, but a sign of it. Between two individuals or two races who are antagonistic to each other the most implacable hate is always on the side where there is least value. A Crusanthemum Party in Javnn. A correspondent of the Boston Trail- the chrTsanthemums,' said tho invita tion. The guests were received at the palace and passed before the imperial pair, being presented in turn, and re ceiving a slight bow of recognition from each. The mikado is of medium height, with black face and a quicki restless eye. He was dressed in a dark colored hussar uniform, with white trimmings. The Empress, who is quite petite, was dressed in court cos tume of scarlet brocade. The reception-hall opened to the galleries, and finger-boards indicating the paths to be followed. Fine old trees, ponds, rustic bridges, old stone lanterns, beds of flowers, pretty tea-houses, wide. spreading dwarf trees three or four feet high, and long bamboo sheds filled with chrysanthemums, formed but few of the attractions of tho scene. Little tables were found at intervals, each With a pretty lacquer box of cigarettes on it, and a keeper leading a pair of Siberian bloodhounds vras a feature. A moderately long walkthrough winding nnf.Vn: hrmicrht. thn Ernests to a large plateau, reached by a short and very steep ascent. Beaching the top of the elevation, a large area of flower beds were found all of chrysanthemums in all shades while in ornamental bam boo sheds were thousands of the love lit st and choicest specimens imagina ble of this superb flower, which grows in great perfection in Japan. All colors, shapes and varieties are here in profusion, while several bushes had up. wards of 300 flowers each, and one something over 400. Probably the display of chrysanthemums was the finest in the world Some time was spent in admiring the flowers, chatting and listening to the music when the imperial party led the way to a beauti ful bamboo pavilion, fully 150 feet long, decorated with festoons of white andred silk, and the supporting col umns being covered with masses of flowers. In this fairy-like structure tables were spread, loaded with delica cies both in and out of season. Effect of Rum on JPigs. Mr. W. Mattieu Williams once wit nessed a display of drunkenness among three hundred pigs, which had been given a' barrel of spoiled elderberry wine all at once with their swill. "Their behavior," he says, "was in tenselv human, exhibiting all the usual manifestations of jolly good fellow- ?-t, including that advanced stage s.ere a group were rolling over each r and grunting affectionately in tes that were very distinctly im ,ssive of swearing good-fellowship ,.i around. Their reeling and stagger-,ii--, and the expression of their feat ures, all indicated that alcohol had the ame effect on pigs as on men; that ,md?r its influence both stood preciiely on the same zoological level. TWO-SCORE YEARS AGO. Some Things People 3ld Than That They o IVot Do Mow. Family cooking was better than at present. Our mothers and grand mothersj'took a hand" in it. Bread was made at home. Coffee was fresh ly ground every morning for breakfast The grinding of the family coffee-mill was a familiar sound of the early morning, long ere the children were up. Foreign help had less sway in thj kitchen than now, and European hands did not make a botch of such purely American dishes as pumpkin pie, cod fish cakes, pork and beans, corn biead. buckwheat cakes and succotash. People then did not live so long, nor was the average health as good as it is to-day; they ate more meat, more grease, more hot bread, more heavy dishes, drank more at meals and after ward chewed more tobacco. Dyspeptics and consumptives were more common; disease and premature death were devoutly laid at the Deity's ttoor antl alluded to as "dispensations of Providence." Tombstones had larger epitaphs and more verbosity engraved upon them. At funerals the undertaker cried with mourners, the flow of tears being proportionate to the expense of die fu neral. Collins were very plain, the burial I caskets unknown, Young folks in couples counted it a privilege to sit up nights with the corpse before burial, and in many cases it was a welcome recreation. Xew Orleans molasses, very black and thin, was the common "sweeten ing" for buckwheat cake. Helmed mo lasses was comparatively scarce. The bank bills were of State banks and the farther West their locality the shakier were they. Illinois and Indi ana bills would barely pass in Isew York city. Much of the silver currency six pences, shillings and dollars was of Mexican coinage, brought to this coun try by the Santo Fe traders. The country retail trade was better than now. People then could not so easily by rail run up to the city and OUnfcrv ,7- ' ""fc nrmimnljiHnnci The arrival of "new goods" creaieu quite a flutter. It filled the store for two or three days until all the women in the village had seen the new styles. Eggs were a shilling a dozen, and butter was considered high at eighteen pence per pound. There was "York currency," being eight shillings to the dollar, and Xew England currency, six shillings to the dollar. f Business letters were more volumi nous and formal than now, and writ ten in a precise, round hand. Isolated rural settlements contained a greater proportion of lunatics, par alytics and victims of St. Vitus' dance than they do to-day. The railroad had not strung places together and there were fewer hospi tals for special diseases, hence most of these cases were kept at homo. The diet was more surchaiged with grease. The winter breakfast at thou sands of tables consisted of salted ham and hot cakes. Dinnet was simply a hasty lunch at noon. Little importance was attached to the necessity for good digestion ot a period of rest after eating. The same heavy diet prevailed in many families, without change, winter and summer. Hence on tho first ap proach of the warmth on spring came 'spring fever" and biliousness. For this the doctors of the period gave strong cathartics, possibly a "blue-mass pill" or a dose of "calomel." The regular profession then used mercurv in a manner which would now be deemed reckless. The patient was eiven a regular purgation and di- rected to "diet" for a few days. Chil dren were strongly dozed with castor oil and rhubarb and sa'ts and senna on the least provocation. It was a strong age for medicine and an age of strong medicine. Under such treatment the strong managed to recover, the weak died, and the medium class physically, lingered on and suf fered. Lightning rods made their way into nsp. -with difficulty The ultra devout actually opposed them on the ground that they were an insult to Deity, and that it was an interference with the works and will of Providence. Negro minstrelsy was just dropping out in the travelling circus. There were generally but two performers, who assumed male and female char acter. The popular melody was "Jump, Jim Crow.' ." Zylonite is now made of paper, and it can be manufactured into ar ticles in imitation of horn, rubber, tortoise-shell, amber, and glass. Cathe dral windows have been made of it. 5 cents per copy NO. 33, Yonng Hearts. What though tho years aro flying fast, And silver sprinkles through the hair, And crow's-feet come, and -wrinkles last In spite of pride's most jealous care ; That witi reluctance wo confess, And "growing old" cseapes tho tonguo? So plain a truth should nobdi&tross: "lis nothing if the heart bo yomij&. That we have orrors to rogrot Is but the common lot of all: There's something to bo livod for yet, So struggle on, whnte'er bofiillL Tis useless that above the past 'J he dirges of remorse aro nuig; "We'll tight old Timo unto the lust. And triumph while tho heart i- young. While life exists, the light of hope Should never bo obscured by gloom. But brighten all our horoscope Until our footsteps touch tho tomb. Tho oldest still have truths to learn, So Jaith should never be unstrung: Our little lamps will cheorly burn As long as e'or the heart is joungf, And how shall hearts be kept in green When checks arc sunk and oy os aro dim, When age brings on the days of spleen, And memory croons a funeral hymn? By finding means of doing good; Bj soothing souls with sorrow stung. Thus ago and death arc long withstood, And thus our hearts kept over young. Harper's Weekly HUMOROUS. The proper question to ask a young woman who is about to elope is, -'Doest your mother know your route?" In a courtship the position of purser is occupied by a man, while woman looks after the rigging and stays. "Yes," remarked Mr. Colder, as hai listened to tho playing of a young, pianist who had just returned fronv Europe, "he is last but not Liszt." If it be true that the physicians have plenty to do attending to imaginary ail ments, it is equally true that the sick have plenty to pay for imaginary cures. Patti, it is said, is inordinately fond of onions. It will be remember- i ed by those who have heard her that she possesses a remarkably strong voice. A new stove has been invented for the comfort of travelers. It is to be put under the feet, with a mustard plaster on the head, which draws thoi heat through the whole system. large my works and purchase fifty more hearses." A country girl, coming from the field, being told by her poetic cousin that she looked as fresh as a daisy kissed with dew, said, "Well, it wasn't any fellow of that name; but it was Steve Jones that kissed me. I told him that every one in town would find it out." "Now, you must converse in nothing but French," said Monsieur the Pro fessor to his pupiis. Silence immediate ly fell on the class for the space of a quarter of an hour, when the Professor exclaimed, "What? Nothing but sil ence? Zat is the very opposite of French." A man was quietly munching n piece of pie in a cafe, when a look oil distress suddenly displaced the serene expression on his face. Taking some thing from between his teeth and look- in" at it, he cried to the waiter: "Here, o you, there's a stone I found in thisi pie!" The waiter it critically, and took it, glanced at handing it back briefly said: "It's no good to us: youi can have it." Parsee Fnncral Ceremonies. The funeral ceremonies of the Par see are a most remarkable usage. High up on the ridge of the Malabar hill, Bombay, indeed, on one of the high est and" finest peaks, where a splendid panorama of Bombay lies at tho feet of the admiring spectator, like the Bay of Naples from the summit of. Posilip- v, Poreon rnmmiinitv nossess a I beautiful garden full of palms and flowers. In this cemetery stand the 1JU l,.LlS J. i...Jv . y j.- six dokhmas, or towers of silence. They are cylindrical, white tower3 -from thirty to forty feet in diameter and about the same height. The In side is divided, like an amphitheater, into three concentric circles, subdivided by radiating walls into a number oi open chambers. Each of the divisions hold i body, those of children in the center, those of women in the second I circle, and men in the outer one. As soon as the white robed servants oi the dead have received the corpse which the relatives have escorted to the cemetery, they carry it, accompa nied by chanting priests, and place it inoneofthe open graves, where they leave it FlocKS or. me saiu unu Ormuz the fine brown vulture at once come down from where they have been sitting on the neighboring Palmyra palms. They fling themselves on the body inside the roofless tower,, and in a few minutes the whole of the flesh i3 devoured. Numbers of black ravens finish off the slender remains of their meaL The bones are afterward coli lected in the centre of the tower. I v .i it 5 f 1 II .L? V h a r. I ' ' I ( I n. m k A t m i. .. a 1 .$ f t' ,