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My Little Ghost.
nv si'san' coolidgk. LaZL I know where it lurks and hides, In tlit midst of the busy house, In the mid.-t of the children's, glee, All day its shadow hides; Nobody knows hut mc. On a closet shelf it dwells. In the darkest corner of all. 31id rolls of woolen and fur And faint, forgotten smells Of lat year's lavender. That a ghost has its dwelling there Nobody ol-o would guess 'Only a baby's shoe, A etui of golden hair" You say. "A toy or two 'A broken doll, whoso lips And cheeks of waxen bloom Show dents of tinners small Little, fair tinner tips A worn sash that is all. '' Little to see or to guo-s; Hut whenever I open the door. There, faithful to its post, With its eves' sad tenderness. I see my little ghost. And 1 hasten to shut the door, T shut it tight and fast, Lest the sweet sad thing get free. Lest it tlit beside on thelloor And sadden the day for me. Lest between me and the sun. And between me and the heavens, -And the laugh in the children's eyes, The shadowy feet should run, The faint gold curls arise. Like a gleam of moonlight pale. And all the warmth and the light Should die from the summer day. And the laughter turn to wail, And 1 should forget to pray. So I keep the door shut fast. And my little ghost shut in. And whenever I cross the hall I shiver and hurry past ; Rut 1 love it lies', of all. Xew York Independent. o- FIVE AND A HALF PATCHED. I am a bachelor, :tn old bachelor; at least that's what my nieces pretty, saucy, clever, lovable girls call me; and no doubt they're right, though 1 can't go so far as to agree 'with them when they declare a man owning to five-and-fort v years and a dozen white hairs "decidedly venerable." and "fearfully gray." However, an old bachelor I am dub bed, and 1 must confess, if to acquire that distinction one. is obliged to enjoy life lo the utmost, as I do, and be made much of by lovely women and charming maidens, as I am, I have no serious ob jection to the title. In the first place my home is a home in every sense of the word, although without a mother, or even a mother-in-law. I occupy, and have occupied for the past year, a suite of remarkably pleas ant rooms, the front window looking on a city park, and the back on a garden made delightful by two fine old peach trees, a heavy grape-vine, and a sweet smelling wistaria. The latter has climbed to my windows, and twining in and out of the slats of the shutters, ef fectually prevents my closing them, but gives mc in recompense great fragrant bunches of purple tlowers. These cheerful rooms are part and parcel of Mrs. Midget's boarding-house. No, I am wrong. Mrs. Midget Mr. Midget was lost at sea live years ago docs not keep a boarding-house, but takes a few select boarders, of whom she is pleased to intimate she considers me the selectcst. Wonderfully comfortable the "few select" find it in Mrs. Midget's shady, old-fashioned, neatly kept, three-story brick house. "Every thing like wax," my eldest sister says when she comes to visit me, which is about once in four Aveek a day or two after my magazines have ar rived. "And the landlady," I invariably re ply, "isn't she awful cunning? so de mure in her ways and speech for such a wee thing, and so pretty, with her bright blue eyes and yellow hair!" Rut Maria, E can't divine why, pre tends not to hear me, or else repeats, with scornful emphasis, "Awful cun ning!" The fact is, I am so much among my kinswomen that 1 often find myself, when I wish to be particularly emphatic, borrowing their queer adjectives and peculiar forms of expression. " Indeed, uncle," said Charley to me the other day named for me, Charlotte (Charles, as near as they could at it) " you're beginning to talk like a girl and at your time of life, too!" And I didn't feel at all insulted; for if all girls talk as well as my nieces, I consider Charley's remark rather a compliment than otherwise. Mrs. Midget knows how to furnish a table, too : all sorts of little delicacies and unexpected tidbits, stews and hash es above reproach, bread and pies mar vels of culinary skill, and lea and coffee well, really coffee and tea. As for Mrs. Midget herself, she's such a tot of a woman that I feel like laugh ing outright every time I look at her, perched on a pile of music-books placed on a chair the chair itself taller than any of the " few selects" at the head of the dining table. Indeed, only the other day, when she asked, in a solemn manner, fixing her blue eyes on my face, and lifting a large soup handle in her mite of a hand. if I would have some soup, I '("burst out laughing, she look ed so very like a little girl playing din ner with her mother's dinner-set. The miniature woman laid down the ladle and gazed at me in surprise;. "Mrs. Midget, I beg your pardon," said I ; " I suddenly thought of a man I saw at the circus." "Oh!" said Mrs. Midget, and re turned to the soup. I'm a romantic old fellow there, you sec how naturally I fall in my nieces' way love poetry, music, iiowcrs (Mrs. Midget always has a posy ready for me in summer-time, which she pins into my button-hole with her own fair hands ; and 1 assure you it's not at all unpleas ant to have her standing on the tips of her toes to reach it, with her small round head just touching my chin), and the fair sex. Yes, old bachelor as I am, I love, and always have loved, the fair sex; and I really think it is because I love them so well 1 still remain unmarried. 1 never could make up my mind that one of all those I admired was prettier, brighter, and sweeter than the others, and as I wanted the sweetest, prettiest and brightest, I have been in a dilemma all my life. But I've always meant to, and my intention is stronger than ever since the day I picked up the little patched glove in Broadway in front of Stewart's. I feel convinced that the owner of that glove is the wife for me. I wear it next my heart. Silly? Not a bit of it. No single man could help wearing a glove like that near his heart. Five and a half, a pretty mouse-color: every finger well filled out, scarcely a crease in them she must be plump: a faint smell of rose (as a general thing. with the exception of honest Cologne, I detest perfumes, but if I can endure any, it is rose, calling to mind, as it does. bee.-, butterllies, tlowers, and all that sort of tiling), and the cunningest patch in the palm of the hand. Now I'd never seen a patch in a glove before, so it struck me as something odd, and I examined it critically. The manner in which that patch was sewed in told nie the wearer of the glove was neat and methodical; the fine silken stitches used in sewing that patch in, that she was dainty; the fact that the color of the patch exactly matched that of the glove, that she was constant, true to one shade. Then I imagined her personal appear- mce: soft brown eyes, chestnut hair, slight but plump figure, feet to corre spond with her hands decidedly grace ful and altogether verv attractive. "I'll wager she sings, phrys, and dances well," I said to mvself, in eon- lusion ; " is not rich, or she would not nitch her glove, or poor, or she would not wear 'kids ' " I must find her! All very well to say, but how to find ler? A "personal," if it met her soft rown eyes, would frighten so modest a i little creature, and she would be like- y to hide herself instead of allowing lerself to be found. Shall I show my treasure lo my nieces, and ask if they can give me an clew to the original possessor? Pshaw! the teasing tilings would make no end of fun of me. 13. love! where, have my .wits been? I'll see what Mrs. Midget says about it. She's by far the most sensible woman of my acquaintance, and very sympathetic, md is at this moment sitting alone in the dining-room in a low rocking-chair, with a giant work-basket by her side and t heap of stockings in her lap. "There, my dear Mrs. Midget, is the glove. You will see at once that it is all my fancj' painted it :" and I placed it into the landlady's little hand. Over went the big work-basket on the iloor, as Mrs. Midget, throwing herself back in a paroxysm of laughter, came near going over too, her absurdly small feet kicking wildly in the air for a mo ment, until I had restored the rocking chair to its equilibrium. "Shall I pick up the things, Mrs. j Midget?" said I, as soon as she ceased laughing, rather put out, to tell the truth, by her strange conduct, so unlike the sympathy I had expected. yes no if you please I don't care," stammered Mrs. Midget, in a voice very di tie rent from her every-day one, and with the loveliest rose-color in her cheeks. As 1 thought so I detected the fragrance of rose apparently ema nating from a spool of thread 1 held in my hand, and remembered the glove. "Did 3011 drop the glove, Mrs. Mid get?" asked I, seriously. "No," replied she, opening a wee hand, and showing it, crumpled into a little heap. " Take it, and oh! please, say no more about it. It's too too too ridiculous!" and off she went again. " Mrs. Midget," said I, " what are you laughing at?" " I suddenly thought of a man I saw at the circus," said she, with a saucy look I had never seen before in herblue eves. " I'm convinced you know the owner of the glove, "said I. " It's an old maid whom nature has sought to compensate for lack of other charms by giving her a perfect hand, or a grandmother who still wears live and a half, though her complexion has tied and hair departed. You know I'm sun; of it; and though you completely shatter my beautiful dream, you must tell me." And in my excitement I quite- unintentionally put my arm around her slender waist. "Well, if I must, 1 must," said Mrs. Midget. "Prepare for a fearful blow. The ylovc is mine!" Mrs. Midget has ceased to be a widow, and I am no longer a bachelor. liar peri Bazar. A Singular Discovery of Revolutionary Relics. An interesting Revolutionary relic, of special value in view of tin; approaching Centennial, says the Philadelphia Times, was discovered in an old house in Minor Street yesterday afternoon. Workmen have been engaged for several days in tearing down an antiquated building at No. in that street, and yesterday they went into the attic of the rear building. The roof had been left en tire, but while some of the men were tearing out the solid partitions, others began to pull down the ceiling. A heavy thrust with a crowbar brought a large section out in a lump, and, much to the astonishment of the workmen, a shower of heavy leather hats and caps poured out from between the ceiling and the rafters and rolled at their feet. They were of all sizes and several different pattern--, and when the men got the ac- i cumulated dust brushed oil', it was evi i dent that they had unearthed the head gear of a band of Revolutionary sol diers. Some of the. hats, high in front and low behind, with no front-piece, but with a heavy leather guard at the back to cover the neck, closely re sembled those worn by the Hessian.-; but others of different shapes, and es pecially the largo-topped, were unlike the Hessian pattern, and looked as though they might have belonged to the artillervmen or cavalrvmen. One of MISSOUftI STATE NEWS. flcnernl IVote. The .Mi ouri conference of the 31. E. church, South, commenced its annual ses sion at Glasgow. .Mo.. October!!, and closed on the night of the 11th. I'i-hop Keener pre siding. The following is the list of the ap pointments for the on-iiing year: St. Charles District W. W. Jones, 1. K. ; St. Charles station, T. .1. dooeh; Cottloville Circuit, IE. I. Hond; Wentzville Circuit, .Jesse Hint,.!, s. Allen, supt.; Mechanic-vide Circuit, .1. M. o'liryen; Jonesburg Circuit, .1. V. Hlakoy; Troy Circuit, S. 1). Harnett; Ashley Circuit, V A. savage; Louisiana Station, K.N. T. Holli clay ; larksville Circuit, J. II. Ledbetter; Au burn Circuit, Jesse Sutton; Alexandria Circuit, 1). T. Sherman. Mexico District. S. W. Cope, I. I'.; Mexico Station, J. D. Vincil; Mexico Circuit,. I. F. .Mon roe; Fulton Mation, H. D. (trove; Fulton Circuit. M. (iiove. Win. Sartor; Pleasant Crove Circuit, I. D. VanDoventer; Cedar City Circuit, . W. l'enn; Williamsburg Ctrcuit, 11. (i. Loving, Henry Kay; New Florence Circuit, LO. Kdmoii.-ton"; Montgomery City Circuit, .1. F. Shores; Vaudalia Misrion", C. W. Collctt; Santa Fe Circuit, .1. 8. Hooker; Madison Cir cuit, II. W. James. .Macon City District It. II. Spencer, I. K.; Mason Citv station. W. A. Tarwator : I'lnoininir- ton Circuit,!;. W. Kich; Kirksville Circuit, J. j Conrad and Haa su-taining serious inju- for about 20 yard- ne-. On the evening of the 14th. at Sedalia. a difficulty occurred between Genl. Frank W. llickox and Cenl. Joe Shelby, during which knife and pistol were u-ed. lut no serious damage done, the parties having been sepa rated by the bystanders. St. T.ouis. Judire .lames It. Lackland died at his resi dence in Hoiihonnne Township, on thehth. About one ("clock. on the afternoon of theSth. a man named. I. ('. Stanley, claim ing to be foreman in a shoe factory in Jeffer son City, went down to the river and jumped oil" the Star Line wharf-boat, evidently to commit suicide. A great cry was raided by the by-stauder.-. and Officers Parle and Lan ders succeeded in fishing the man out. Dominico Danani. lhistiano Lombardo, and Antonia Catalano, ail Sicilians, were convicted of murder in thetirst degree, on thel'Jth. for the killing of Francisco Paler mo, in March last. On the night of the 12th. two men. named were iiistantlv killed bv U. A. auglian; Queen Citv Mission, J. . , the caving in of Goeger's malt. house, cor smith; Lilina Circuit, L. Carlvle; Sioux Citv i , .. , ... . . Circuit. Wm. Warren. W. F.'Holl: Clarence '"'r of Sixteenth and Simrleton Streets. A Circuit, D. It. Shackelford; Shelhina Circuit, II. 15. Watson; Fans Circuit, W. J. Jackson; Iluntsville and Moberly, It. A. Austin; Cairo Mission, J. L Tavlor. Fayette District J. II. Pritdictt, P. K.; Fay ette Station, E. M. Mann, T. Dines, Sup.; F-y-ettc Circuit, V. M. Kuh; Glasgow Station, V. M. Neuiand; Salisbury Circuit, Walter Toole; sturgeon Circuit, D. II. l'oot; Uenick .Mission, W.M.Sutton; Ashland Circuit, Hobert White; Columbia Station, W. II. Lewis; Koeheport, II. II. Craig; Iluntsville Circuit, H. F. Johnson; Central College, W. G. Miller. F. X. Foster. Chillicothc District J. 1. Nolan; 1. E. ; Chillicotiie station, A. 1. Linn, Ucdfoord cir cuit, K. II. ; Keeran; Clullicotlie circuit, A. J. Worley; Hrcokiiiridge circuit, J. F. Scur lock; Maudcvillc circuit. II. T. Leeper; Nor borne circuit. J. L. M effort; Pleasant Park cir cuit, M. G. Gregory; C.irrollton station, G. W. Horn; HrunswicI; circuit, It. II. Cooper; Keytc.s ville circuit, S. L. Woody; I'uckliii circuit, H. C. Holen; Linncii circuit, C. Grimes; Kothville circuit. It. W. Howerton. Plattsburg District W. E. Dockery, P. E. ; Plattsburg and Mt. Moriah, A. Van Hailey; Os born circuit, G. IT. Keener; Weston circuit, S. A. 1'eagle; Iatte City circuit, D. F. Hone; Parkville circuit, O. W. Linn; Libertv- circuit, W. C. Campbell; Camden circuit. T. E. Itose; Iticlnnond circuit, M. It. Jones; Millville circuit, G. Tanuuarv; Mavsville mission, C. It. Ilab- cock, J. T. Winsteail; Polo circuit, T. II. Swcaringen; Gosncyvillo circuit, T. It. Ilcdge petli; Haynesville circuit, J. A. Hyder. st. Joseph District C. I. Van "Deventer. P. E. ; St. Joseph, Francis Street, E. It. Hendrix, M. H. Chapman, supt.; Tenth Street, E. It. Gamble: St. Jo-cph circuit. Win. Harnett, Forest City circuit, John Anderson; Craig cir cuit, II. A. Davis; Hamburg mission, J. W. Ellis; Maryville circuit, C. A. Shearman; La mar circuit, S. II. Milam; Savannah circuit, L. F. Linn; Newmarket circuit. J. Devlin; wiisiivillccircu.it, A. I.. Hrewer. Gallatin District S. W. Atterberry, 1. E.; Gallatin station, J. A. Mtinipowor; Gallatin cir cuit, H. H. Tripp; Trenton tni-sion, C. Cleve land: Jamesport circuit, J. W. Perrv, J. II. Dou-ton; Pattoiisburg circuit, J. W. Huffaker: Albany circuit, W. M. Wainriglit: Atlantiius Grove mission, W. T. Con well; Grant City mis sion, J. A. suhlett; Hctliany circuit. W. Moore; Lineville circuit, S. s. Hardin; Milan circuit, A. L. Cribble; Greenca-tle mission, II. W. Horry. Hannibal District. Wm. Perm. P. E. : Hanni bal station, W. 31. Prott-man; Arch street mis sion, A. M. Iviergan; New Lomio.) mission. A. Spencer; Palmyra station, j. Jewell; Pat mvra circuit, T. It. Kendall: Monroe Citv cir cuit, J. S. Todd. C. W. Hurley; Shelbyville circuit, Thompson l'cnn; Leu is ton circuit, D. L. itador; Monticeho circuit, L. Itus'i; La grange circuit. J. It. Taylor; Canton circuit, J.J. l'oiisc; Williamson Iireuit. James Ponn; man named Jacoby was at the riously injured. aim time se- Cholera Its Causes and Cure. The cholera was epidemic in this country in 1S:?2, LSI:), and 1H.V2. It counted its victims by thousands, anil numbered among them nearly every one of the brave physicians and nurses who voluntarily risked their own lives for the sake of saving others in the cities which became the especial centers of the plague. For nearly a quarter of a cen tury we have been fortunately exempt from this terrible curse. It has been often rumored as coming, but it has never come except, indeed, to slay a few unfortunates. Its manifestations have been sporadic, not epidemic. There was a genuine cholera-scare in 187.5. due to some genuine cholera cases in Carthage, ()., Crow River, Minn., and Yankton, Dakota. Immigrants from. Holland, Sweden and Russia brought over poison-particles in their household ellccts. "When their luggage was un packed, these particles did their deadly j work. Fortunately, only the emigrants : suffered. Thev nearly all died, victims to theirown ignorance. These particles are the cause of cholera. They origi nate, as far as is known, only in Ifindos tan. Asia, the source of population, is also the source of the scourge of popu ! lation. Cholera-particles can be car ried great distances without losing their baneful power. A few of them, too, may kill their thousands of human be ings, for they are not absorbed in the bodies thev enter. Whether thev are. Cunning- Shelbv High school, W. McMurrv. Located at their own request -J. W the high hats, much brighter and better I Trausforred-L. a. Smith to the Los Angel-s Conicrenee; H. II. Kavanaugh to the Kentucky Conference; II. A. Hourlaml to Southwest .Mis" .-oiiri Conference; A. P. Paiker, missionary to Kaliokia !i:is-ioii. W. M. Wood. J. C. Canii'v; I 1......1,.1 ;(,. fi, 1,,,,.,.. .,. t.,t-, ,..;. iIcMiirrv. ' t preserved than any of the others, had evidently belonged to an officer, and was ornamented with stripes of yel low paint. It had a glazed surface, re sembling patent leather, and was imme diately appropriated by Mr. Joseph L. Likens, the builder in charge of the house. Mr. Likens and Mr. Malsbury, the bricklayer, who are taking down the house, had the hats piled in a corner of one of the front rooms, and, after 111:1113 of them had disappeared with the arnn of relic hunters who soon crowded the building, more than two hundred were left. The building in which the hats were found is a low three-story brick, with old-fashioned square windows, glazed each with twelve of the tin panes of glass the old-time builders used. It is immediateh in the rear of Tower Hall, which stands on the site of what was for some time Washington's headquarters, and it is said that it was at one time used as a barracks for the British troops. China. A French Girl Carries off a Plowing. Prize for Itiiclutiiim County. 3Ir. .lame- 31. Street. Northwestern dis trict agent of the St. Louis 3Iutual Life In surance Company, was thrown from his bug gy at St. Joseph on the Sth. and very seri ously injured. Ceo. W. Kpheland. formerly of Warren County. Iowa, committed suicide at St. Joseph. 011 the night of the 8th. by poison. Jackson County. A young girl named Annie Hamilton, liv ing on the corner of Seventeenth and Cherry Streets, in Kansas City, was terribly burned, on the night of the Sth, by a coal-oil lamp explosion. On the night of the 7th. a masked man en tered the store of U.S. Wise. 011 tin; Ka-t Levee, in Kan-as City, and after a few words, assaulted 3Ir. Wise with a big club, and before he could resist knocked him ' .1 1 r 1 1 1.: . . 1 ..11 1... :.i 1. UIMtll.lIIU 11.11 IIIM'U II1S Slvllll, liesHICS IIK1K- ing a nuniber of other dangerous wounds-. The robber then attempted to get hold of I Mr. Wise's pocketbook, containing over .f i( M . but wa unable to do so. it being in an inside pocket. 3Irs. Wise made so much noise that the unknown man had to leave, and made his escape. Charles Prindeer. a well-known confi dence man and vagabond, wa a res ted in Kansas ( "ft y on theilth for roping:1 young the The Quimper agricultural competi tion took place the other day in the commune of Reuzee Conq, canton of man named Green into a low saloon on Concarncau, France. A 3011 ng girl of ! levee, and beating him out of $iw in money the commune of Louriec, Mdle. Four- niii i t.i.t m ii'i iiwil w o VMinKmc cjcfi.r ! e v 1 . . j . I I If ...M. !. . .. 01 iouiieeu, prcsciucu musuii wun ner 1 u)Pn their fa-t implements to contest the prize for ! won two races, plowing. A similar case never having ! horses. Pilot Temple occurred, the judges were at lirst some- .lasjier 'mir.y. 1 and a watch. 1 11 : v.....,i-;,,,l tl.Mt I...... ..! 1. 11 .1 I'.'i.i 11 iiiiii 1 mill 1 iiiiin .f.iiiii ; were present at the recent fair at Kansas City, trotter. White Stockings, defeating, among other what embarrassed, but as nothing in the programme prohibited such a com petitor, she was, to her great satisfac tion, admitted. She then, without hesi tation as without ostentation, disdaining the laughter and jeers of her oppo nents, took great pains to see that her plow was in perfect order, and the sig nal being given, she executed her task with so much ease and address that she A man named Murphv was -hot and killed in Joplin, the l lth. by a merchant of that city, whose name is W. S. Norton. The two had some personal ditliculty arising from a recent municipal election. It is reported that .Murphy approached Norton with two pistol, and gave Norton live minutes to make his last prayer, when Norton wrested one of the pistol- from 3Iurphyand shot him therew ith. nioiiiteiiii Comity. 3Ir. Will L. Stephens, teller in the First fa- i National Hank of Hoonville. and 3Iiss Kliza 1 did not appear to experience anv tigue. Ry the unanimous opinion of Roaehe, the handsome and accomplished the committee she was considered to i daughter of Judtre It. (. Roadie, cashier of have gained the lirst prize, not 011K" be cause her work was superior, but rath er because she took fourteen minutes less in doing it than am of the others. the National Hank of California, were mar ried at the latter place on the 7th. l'ettls Comity. An altercation took place on the I 2t li . at ! Sodalia, between 3Ir. A. F. Hull, of the The decision was the more gratifying ! Democrat, and General 3Iontgomery, of the to all present when the fact became known that her mother is a widow; she, being the eldest of four girls, manages 1)3 their assistance to do all the work of a farm. Bazoo, growing out of the Lexington fc St. Louis Railroad ease. No blood was shed. Tim Rev. Jo-iah 3IeCary of the western part of the county, met with a very severe accident on the !tb. Re was thrown from a runawav horse, and drag-red alonir the irround ! -Tiirwl ivhtst tlu. ci t i 1 . 11 si, r..,i.!-kjl HIWll IIJHJ 11117 ItlllUH 11, Wi JUV JVtll lill-if the pores of the both from clothing, thev emerge again and float in the air or fall to the ground, ready fori he next chance to murder. The insidious poi son is now creeping westward through Europe. The increased trallic between Asia and Furope makes the danger greater even vear. Medical science must make great strides to meet this deadh foe of life. It travels with the caravans that cross the Russian frontier; it steams through the Suez Canal ; it sails around the Cape of flood Hope. Once in Europe, it fastens itself upon the persons of emigrants, lurks in their luggage, and secretes itself in merchandise. One man or one bale mav bring it here. When hundreds of thousands of both men and bales arc brought across the Atlantic to our shores even year, the danger is in creased 111:1113 fold. The best cure is prevention. A recent report In Dr. .John W. Woodworth, Supervising Sur geon of the Marine Hospital Service, prepared in pursuance of a resolution passed by Congress just after the scare of 1ST.'), sugge-ted a method of preven tion. Dr. Woodworth would have our Consular officials inspect all vessels clearing for the United States with re ference to the original, intermediate, and linal points of departure of the pas sengers, and report to Washington, b cable, the sailing and destination of anv ship earning infected or suspected pas sengers or goods. There should be an officer at Washington intrusted with the dut y of receiving these reports and send ing word of the danger to threatened port -5 and, through the press, to the countiy at large. Each endangered cominunit v could then take the neces sary precautious. This plan of prevention seems to be a happ3 combination of national and local effort. The expense involved would be very small and the gain might be veiy great. 'I he idea deserves at tention. The next vessel that enters one of our seaboard ports 111:13 bo laden with death. Chicago Tribune. Daniel Wkhstek's Marshlield estate is now reduced from 1 ,oU0 acres to near I3- the original purchase of 400 acres, but the homestead retains the character istics of its old ownership, though most of the works in the libraiy have been re moved for sale o- (Jassaway is the name of one of Cal ifornia's poets. Suggestive.