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s Yýi T YiTN w r1a W* A Iv ertisin j rates o n ap pli .atio n. (gglM "l1'! VAdd!ess -OA-ltNOO , LA. ___..A..... PEOPLE'S VINDICATOR, __.*m**.r ..mes. THE WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE IS THE SUPBENE LAW, ..... A.-O RAY- -w D1NATOHITOoHES, LOUImANA., " -'+ " - + "Ak .. . =----AD4OL- --' - WWTNW PA dPER. WWlaWABI.:le::IED 1874. - V iqlllmsil~lm~m +lope_el InllmImll ,J l i 01I+,.h I'.: kail:s iit ,lola Wor'k WiI11 VOLUME IiX. NATCIIITOCIIES, LOUISIANA, MARCII 10, 1883. NUMBER 2g.th+ . fll.ei. , !,,.eae'+ . lrst-cn e mUW.. .ý..&.. -.A sfhl ias C*t *utla*A* Ac A ATIURNEY AT LAW St. SsSS., *at eShS, La. w Sol re c mI a ý c N.)a n1t It e eme. dl the. I$b J. e l Ai a. cc. e saa v.t . rua CB~l11ýf DIwI CyrAIusII .cuA c . rtW.. caL, ATTORNEY AAT LAW -'a M ugauigg.eC .,. * * u '0AW. gum lvr 11e * /murr a. 1 M I tr..* M Ries Mbt 3atw. N at J. s. IC TdCKt~ ATTOIRNEY AT LAW AtfWlV,TCOlt. La. wsIu. br ... .Wd i IIntres . theasama bl r WAT18RNEY AT LAWI ramrv r Mnc. La.i UI paeias. 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Lto s use eo1r wan M WInxuI iltUMIxIa. cL es"% A 4 IIr S t %ba .t'ra t Po h ranaru seu t n 0mbas, lieiem hs nliee.ann...he , y. bt-to-t u a-- "t atb ewald mi l 5 .3..5 *AU IWSrIDI. *ý* Ams as a s We. mSW. sw ena- that AMeumbat'aplee aetthln Awr y w lgth muse, aI Orne , bure SI tok that fellow with a hlas," th aid a nasuralist w:o had retntly re. 1111 tured flar a cols tag t our isoth I a1 SeL, a to a 'nW reporter, potlint kilb to a mgllseet sahkeskia m re thaun at tweaty two rest I leit that h"i new n, .she t . eb aN i ,e plad n this Wi i.s e" he otlssd. obrg the lk of iaredul ty upon his viitor's ae. Am "I was way up the Amanon, and being ttees anxious to get a large sake, I oered s tlb1l reward for os., mand -os heard sa wou big frew that had been aees about that three mk from wheve I wa". I Ir. mediately mused Is the ieighborhooad. o I ai alter we hal asrured Ie country ierali days the by I had with mos ea rusauig through the tes in guat Ira e1--etrmet, Ins t s~hb bg bai the Itb t saubras ats) were has lag a tight. e elt ssabesbv the wavar r ats that se put so ight mea d beast s they e. crter a houes the owner ,epe out m i o° tan. for his lie, sad whes I ca up to the sake I fad it l a dmilar tl. the It was a magalleest spe'imen. It had or. swallowed some tessedimgly large nal. ;thci a, ad, while almt unable to move. x bad oe attacked by the aats. The ihay rIa. bushes, twigs sad leaves w.re u/ Idlk lith the ta'ime and mev me. Im met or two the great reptile would lift -I Itelf la the ir tsad way absut savage. tihe Iv, but only to fall bk again. I saw 1lo that the ant, would dearoy It I as' Bl bor., so I set my hoyr bhk the tih village to get a roe, ad took to the ~1 ttae maysal. 'In half an bouar he returmed with twesty me. I made a lasou, ad. sdet- , ting sear the snake. suceeded in Sthrow.Ig it over his head, but I became fairly covered with ants, so that I hal a tornsh way ad roll the brush to rid myself of them. However, we all taludl, liased the rope, and managed of1 to drsg the maske ooto his retreat and be away rom the ants. Itwasso slufgih At der this rough treatmnt that Iwas Ish able to place my pistol within six inches abi of bef ad whe I shotit I soo had cia is toap aid the skin takes of. I spy wsated the skeleto also. butthe natives ; r stole it l the aight, sad my speimen ae went for stews the next day. Ifoe mea to Is not bad. mad s very generally U en w la may loeoittle. wi S Its gre sa milstake to think that it makes are useless. They are, in the Irt iart pines. oxtremely valuable as ti. avge. The meat of trhela s klds i een. The skna are Ia .el Sabe e leather, sad even here are mon-' in sidredfauhloabM when made into to bgs sf peekbek mveers. Thea - tbheo rol tle amkee d aa ly oll T ether serpets is ale le. Urotalha s comes from the rattmules e uad pper" head This ekM aU tewall is by no l an e of the largees Very few di people n be made to believe that th sheas atla the sies meatioMed by i, satwrallsts. Nevertheless, gigmatio o kesdoesh et n lorsnee sliSt. 'a Jod measured makes tweanty-s feet w lWlegth. R laIses, the asrslist, If os d i 8udtl America manr watr i e ben that we Swaty feetn se.st the o l~rgist es everepprl tod vobees N. wmeasthwIa veomabed fro by the ci well·nawi btaslat Dr. Gardner. h The moister had lswalowed a horse ci ad hd n attsward bees drwe j by kigsweptdow river by a over- f t ow ~Ta whe feoad after th)e aUttling, ei Ste t water. It was m la a tre.a It peeted a meat miacble spe.o .1 tsbsg forty feet and dis- ci tded tou s m omou These I. serpests o!tea calld Teaaculloaa ' a 5 lUi. mesalag 'lighttg with lve meIN.' s A akia o ose formrl I the British _ Musem is tirtyAve f loee g. a "Andamus observ asahe tn Fenoe . dal hatsyf fe length sau a two msi a hlf l dimte r, while o Waerton 1tells as tha a Spanird d rshowed Im a askis at Aglosors, the ! f the (rlego, that tom Its e t. tyeo heo Judlged to have been that t af a ereat seve#t foe long. I a dams te authr, fouud srpeata in Ceylem thritys feet Ia length. sd id Java he aw oe e had swallowed a b, etatire Owea, Ia his 'oturtlr d usrylerlerten' glieo the length u f eou an !fty | u idFther (umil|, ic Slbl 'H Itorl of Wrinoko,' refers toa Irpes feet long: so that it would seem fr to auppowe that snakesI do attai' what might be oalled gi~atlo d melou. Os the Rio lranmo the trades ad ausives Ieport that matkes swallow full-staed orattle, and this roa be reidly ooeived. The hertas of Oours, rse not swallonwed. The snake llrs a a lethargi coaniitioau .autil they1 " A em eamu to my bsaring," one. ined the naturalist, "of a euriousa aceident oisuloned by asnako that had swallowed a deer. A nartive p halnhl' the boly. Iad thinkln the reptile dead i Uempted 13 ut It, when the monster 1 S writh rad hnr ae it head at the man wIth so munh force thatl the projecting; Mhorspelatrated his luns and killel h t. . MeLeod. who was the his. toraof the 'Voyage of the Aloeste,' was cptned mad kept a priaoer for maer months at H bida, on the coes ol Afritoe, ad he sates that h6 oh. Ssrved make nearly sixty feet In a leugL. Tles of fabulous mnakes are commos Ia hispr. V!erhus Maimus, qsut.Li rofersto the alam Into whieh th. Lato thrown l ma _a "eoa rpont a bd it5 saire o the banks of'the ]rdus, near S Utica This ·sakecrdu to Pliny' w oe ms d ared if8ty et lemg. I'rtU refren to makes Is the Asiti islmals s that need thirty-lx feet In eg hu . and bentios that he has seaen peras estig the fleh of lag sl taptured by sa taken from akes. "Her Is a ruttleseike," meatinued te mae at f of ass ieisma oer I ibt nLrt1ll-, ad before the wam was Nalleu IsFoad e day, " whilodhtl a the roeat of atrae, wish d mbows q s1 hase snake crawled out bewe h foeet. e rmaled ' qul it- was everal feet V. tahe he shot i with I t t ko hirmed. "'ei hues ate"U.aesya w tr , f av isd lmelt aly .aao ,a a sad e. urastoa Mr s,'ed by a wrtbes etighlms thet nigs. lit was seen hanmgg dews tims them ralere, as onse i lsof salvesi. meeg t. rushfet of the door, drag. leg b ag thl e me51'rt ti vil. attemptd the r to rlgasi its bld. tI bile beimg whirkld drink anail aut ars t the rept le was their lull staned by boig dashed ilast eoai Sitre. A SMilay host amhced ote half nijht along tie shore of ome i tle wase 'eeles. and a m' a was seat ashore i rm Ii *eaesh of the betel nout. oon after. ke. wardi UH crew w.re aroused by his Inisn' wmreams, and is f,.dlning them up see lead him in the folds o: a gaite bumilt pthiom. It was killed, a4 it wease thee that the arms of the man IIue bore the I sins of teeth marks, his ribs and other ltou toehs being crushed into spliltUe by .stsj the sonsretive folds. The eobol of adl lali Is thx most dread nlof all O It es, saki nI asiaauy tuthuaIs of natives are saii killed by them r eary. Wa'lace sayll that fat st one plae ia Malay they were se an Pena atremr that, on an average a native him wa" wkilled emry dlay the ear. and ** The mr anmood snakes of iouth samo Amerk ati e a habit of hanging from it, a tr es over the water, with portio s of '" their bodies eo:eaesled, so that they and would easily be taken lor thegreat vioe knoc that grow esso luuriantly ithm to ever ts, and this was they obtain m h ty of their prey that comes useuspleiuusly this along, re human gas mot being wre eeted. Kiagnsy relates ma osenr. n for res whem four youg women were les bth7a ing is a alag one of them mew ell herself kuld from behiad. At the rt she thh it a prank of oneoeher jar. compeanons. but the lorm of mn enrm. of sl ous ske soon appeared. It had fast. w n Senrued its teeth to her bathinIagre but bros i he others anceelded In frahtening it a lm o r. When they re gorged with lood Iw they coil up closely asd re'emble a =ore at mp. and ac e is known of a native cii lhaving made the aistakeof sittingdewn The , upon one with results astoinshing to ear. both seat Bad siLer. W tertos, is re. ace lerring to the eamondi snakes, says the that 'pimawns from thirty to forty feet lie long have been killed, sad that the vel spaniards of Brazil positively alrm that In teo unfretulented diLtriots these l serpelts somletimes attain a length of you seven!y feet. and will destroy the rigl Slargest and strongest bultl. They cmli wet them matatore, which means, literally, mat Sbull-killers.' "-.. Y. inn. mil IL It is unaeoessary for a child to die d of the scarlet fever as it is that it sh ild you dbe bliad with a cataract, let us see. wuo h At any time before the body has ib. frel Sished lt4 ine.l'ectual strrugle we are to ' able to help it, not by wonderful medi, gin d claes, but by the knowledge of rautoe to1 I my, and the application of oommon toe sense. Wee aanult the sympathetio see n nerve, and do what it commands us an t to da. We must give this child alt sto a, when it wnants it; we must give It mid kea when It has fever and anxiously raves the at it-not tlnegar, but lemon uice, be. to o ! cuse the first coagulates albumen, and arc s the latter does not, on ocount of the we i~ rplus of oxylle which it ontalin abs me To ir tate the soothing muaes inthe le ' intties, which is now watia and an to to give some respir ory food al oi -m same time, we aid some gm araie. w dll To restore and relieve the jored Clu ia nerve, we appy moist warmth. I loa If" p lettle we eas tulfil all this with the w so following simple manipulations: UnI* w ew dress the child and bring it to bed at t the ry first sign of slnes. Give atl by it if it has already fever, nothing but cu Sourish warm lemonade with some gum so t. arabli li it. Then cover its abdomen a .1t with some dry flanneL Take a well- Ht t, Ifolded bed sbeet and pat it boliag er hot water; wriag it out dry by means he of dry towels and put is ov'er the n datael eon tbe child's abdomen. Then ed eowerthe whole, sad wait. The hot of he cloths wilL perhaps, require repeated e ar. heat. Aeordingto the severity of*the te Sce, sad Its stage of progress, perspi. b traion will commence in the hi.d ila tr- from ten minutes o Iwo hours. The ml a, ebild is then saved: it soo falls to k a; sleep Loon after the bild awakes, it m o i shows slight symptoms of rettrning in. . lis- elination for food: help its boweli, if e ecessary, with lanjections of oil, osp h, sh.ald water, and its recovrery will be. a '." stemdy as the growth of a reen houe ash plant, I well treated. O oourse if the child was already dyinl, nothing a -. eoold sae it, or if it h. ~ars dy el- g al fusions i the lianig of the beart or * lie brai, it is muooh hbeolter thatit should _rd die. But if the above is applied in due the time, under the eves and direction of a its competent physlidea, I will guarastee hat that not one in 1 hundred oblidrem will ml- ever die of sarlet fever. I know this a in will startle some of my reders, es in reIlaly those who harve lost children I I a already, but I shall o still farther. I J ral maltain that a child will never et6 •th sriat feve." if Pro y tiatled. If n 1• ch 1d ha _oriy mied blood, it will , to not eateh the disorderf put in bed with d it a slik hild. Th!s is still more start. kee linig. but nothlig in easier of prooL tioe food ileuLh I the A Deg Whips a h er. of iake When Dr. W. M. Clark lived with his i.y family in the Sixth Distriot of Davidson County. he owned m small rat doag. ma n. gUlish terrler, namedJmok. Jacl was iouns a remarkable dog, On one ooousion he had killed one hundred rate, and when he ecame out of the pit was hardly reeog nilzed by his friends. His ears were ster gone. and his legs and throat were as - raw u pieoe of un:ooked beefliver. in But he killed the rat.. and won e 11 wager. his. O another orasion Jack had fight wte' with a ecoon and came out victorios, for1 killing the coon in the third round. Helie oat had numerous fights with fighting dogs ob. much lager and-older thanl himelf. but Sin be always eame out victorious. His are maner of ighting n dotg was to watch nusu, his ohances and selse him by.one of his into ears. Onee his teeth were fastened .a b here, there was no getting him lone lar until his antagonist squealed enongh near ad started on a dead run forhome with lny, his tall stored safely away between h's g.. legs. Whenever this would happen s Jack would let up n his enemy and it In whine for other enemies to conquer. mea But Jaok's ch'ef triumph was when hogs h whipped a bear. A neihbor of Dr. Clark owned a pettberol ordil srize. e One day while visitlng his neighbor. wg. Jack sad the hear fell out. and ach std q ladhmself for a ght. Jasek held e s of until in founada opportunity the to eateh him bythe ear, and theon he d, wont in. Jask wu agresLtjumper, Ia wi th lnstuane he made hi mlest leap uled and landed oea te bek aL enemy. ed Quikl seilng him by the ear, the dog ifeet hibody out of reachof the bear, with nd ilserted his ruh teeth for all they md, wre worth.. The er fought wilth anl pirl, and made igorous etorts tosend sped Jack to ame bnt all i val. That SI. dogwlnotletga F ls lie r, inne ams"s" exhaind o gve an despir 1mIbt erary om tathelco to afew adit li believed he 4 e thebearilleftahwar.. ihrhf C'v TpIm. jer, Half a dosea rad men were rstad. of d lag by the I atoe depot tunch counter owns the other night, waiting for a train. 'it dm drinking cole,' and tellnu storiesabout iced their exper;en es in railroadian. An bran. engineer was mak;ng c a'rel tra.ks ina 8abe half of a pie. and etween swallows he hhto was enteraining the boys about a fast in Iit run he made one day between Milwanu ornle ke.* and I.a ('rume. when the "old bas c m.an' was in a hurry to get up there to more see abs t the Iridge that was be;ng tree! built titere. As he was describing how the ensin and two oas lairly blistered the rails between Portage and Camp Mouglas, a frightened looking man To stetlpel up and a ked for a cup of coflee and I and some doughnuts, and bile he was lion snaking a dotghnut in the eonlee, h' the u said they dihdn't know anything about and, fast iunning unless they had etewn on the glan Pennsvlvanla Rola. The men asked lngl him what he knew ab,.ut fastunning. hle and he turnet out somee coffe in a Ann saucer, blew on it, to cool it, swallowed grea it, and said: and "Well, I jllust got here from the East, stu!f and I have witnes.cd railroading that are knocks the socks off of anything that absti ever was. We started out of Jers" thev Otity one nlalrht at eight o'esk. and up t t this side of l'hiladelphia there was a Eng wreck ahead of us, and we side tracked univ for six hours, and when the track was nibk clear we started. Well, sir, that train the flew, fa'rly flew. We didn't realise in en the car that we were going fast, by any the jar. for it was ust as smooth as a parr and of skates on smooth ice, but if a man fash went out on a t'latform he could not ;,e breathe. The nigger started to bring and a lunch from the, hotel car into the ear of 1 was in, and while be crossed the plat- olsi :orm the comlt' froe as still as ice eod cream, anti a man ate it with a spoon. E The nigger wasa raidto go back intoh!s that ear. ant waited till the train stopped at l)ut a oal plines The conductor told me fu U the train was going faster than abtt:leL dig He said the engineer often ;hot his re PP vol er up the track ahead, and the en. em gino would overtake the bullet end tinat p tia it against the smoke stack. I)14 wil you ever see a passenger train jump are t right over a freiht train, when both bro were in motion?' asked the doughnut ,ol man, as he tilled his co.lee cup up with and milk. the "O, what you giving us?" said the an engineer, as he loosened the leather lelt the around his greasy overalls, and looked me at the man with disgust. s "Wel, you don't have to believe it if I you don't want to, but 1 pledge you my as word our tran jumped right over a lon freight train ahead of us. We come up s to it, on a straight track, and our en-a gineer signaled to the freight engineer to slow up a little, anti the conductor b n told us to keep our seats. We had a seen the freight tra: ahead on a cua:rve, S and wondered why our train did not a stop. When the conductor told us to 6 I keep our seats, I asked him what was e the matter, and he said we were going w I* to jump a freight, and if we moved h it around we would jar the cars so they e wouldn't be so liable to hit the trackol I. ahead, when we comedown. Just then a could feel the train go into the air. o 4 sand hear the wheels turn with no track twider thetu and in less than tensconore . wdben to descend, and I could hear y* d the weels on the track ags n, and I 1 U looked back and the freight engineer e t wawa' ing his hat at us. Why, there D* was no more jar than there is in this at room now. Of course they wouldn't re attempt to jump a freight train on a or at curve or In a tunnel," and the man m m scratched a mat h on his pants, and lit es ta cigar stub he had been keeping.- e' II. Pck's Bun. n slavery In BraulL t sa On the 80th of June lat" the province 0tof Rio Grando ds Norte had l10,18l d slaves, the 13,808 reglistered tap to ep. N 10 tember 30, 1873, having been reduced 1o 1i by 1,105 emancipations. 817 deaths, and , in 1,704 departures. I'he o 'in enuoe' e alivre at the same date were 3,7,9, be. to sides t110 delivered up to emancipated it mothers In Sergipe there were:'t.I7; o' . slaves at the end of June, the 31,9!36 i registered up to September 30, 1873,: d P having been diminished by 1,871 eman. * elpations, 3,892 deaths, and 1,128 do. urse. The "lag nuos"' were 7,2o0, A S =side 112 delivered to freed mothers and 21 to the State. The slaves in Rio Grmnde do 8ul numbered t8,7f3l at the or end of Juane, havng decreased since i ald September 80, 1878. 9,100 by eulmneipa. , u tious, 6,895 by deaths, and 1.762 by Sexemss of departures over entries. 4f t lapas.,, owing freo birth to the law rllof 1871 there were 24,779 alive at tihe his eand of June last, besides 78'9 delivered * to freed mothers, sad 1* to the State. I e The slaves of Para numbered 23,611 on 1 Sthe 80th of June, the 29,894 registered i at the end of 8eptembe., 1878, having t been mdane~d by 4,2C1 emaneipations a aill ad 2,768 destths but lnoreased by 631 t It etrie. The "ingenuoe" were,434, besides 988 delivered to emaneipated I mothers and 2 to the tat. The slaves I in Alagoas numbered, June 30 last, 29,. 879, being 4,755 fewer than we reggs. I toered up to September 80,1l, asne I which date the deaths were 3,027, and I h the eman .iptlions 1,748, being an actual deorese of 4.718. besides which the I nuamber was diminished by 1,970 de partures in exoessof entries. The num- I Sber of living ehildren treed at birth by the law of 1871 was 7,34. including 104 delivered up to freed motbers, and two Stransferred to theoGovernment. :n the a0th of June, 1880, the slaves in Ama sonaswere 1,716, the 1,516 registered up to september 80, 187;, having been in reased by 344 more entries than de martures from the provine, and dimin g hed by 44 deaths and 99 emancipa Dt eos. At the end of June there were He 836 children owing free birth to the law lof 1871.-Anglo-.razirin 2.me. itch The Oldest Tree In lartford. Ihis . oed The oldest tree in Hartford since the ose fall of the Charter (ak is located a few gh feet south of the warehouse formerly wih occupied by 31. W. Chapin, at the foot ahs of Ferry street. It is a sycoamore, or pea buttonbell, and is known in the books ad as flaNamu occidcna~ei, and by the . English is called plane tree. It is eight rhen feet in diameter at the ground, and gtr twenty-two feet tive feet from its si ase. When the first explorer came up lbothe Conaectiout River it stood on the ach lhigh ground on the river bank and has hed been a familhar feature of that locality Iityever sne. a he Its trunk is hollow, being a mere Inshell, js as it was when the writer of leap this paratraph first saw it, over fifty years since. It. main limbs and branches were as sound and thrilty last be, season as they ever were. Th a grand they old tree, thalt it has taken three or four with hundred years to produce, and the last send of the old trees thatdantedate the hjstory Tht of our settlement, has had several nar hear, row escapes of late. Last rear the par, boys, In mlitation of other boysi that set SAre to the old Charter Oak before its fall. builtbs bare Isido of it whie~ would hve been aitend. bt. by the - m1a r ah~ a al f r n eirn.n r,. a resildent of that aeIghborhaod,' got permission from President l'alocek of the \alley Railroad, which company owns the land on which it stands, to cut of the it down for firewood. iavid had stic hair li ' c'eded in cutting ofT a iart of the main -A branches when th. nattentio'i of Mlr. put tl ilabco k was esal'd to the fact of its ing ti hiitor:cal importance as the oldest tree merri in Itartford, and he coantermande.l the ant to order, and DIavd will remove what hie treati has cut dwn and give the o'd tree one and Ii more chance. " \\oodman. spare that -i 'tree!'-l- rtljrd (CoinH.) 2i,,us. see, i he de The Ildday Dinner. ome has.I To consume a hearty m!ddlay meal lady and to take a full hour for its oonsum p- robe, tion would be tantamount to a return to $1.0(t the manners of pre.lndependen e days, taste and, indeed, to the manners of old En- . rc. gland. Misson, a French traveler: in _ England, quoted by Mr. John Ashton in of thi his "Social Life in the Reign of Queen of th Anne," remarks: "The English eat a centl great deal at d nner; they rest awhile, age. and to it again, till they. have quite Gove stul!od their paunch. 'their suppers ated are moderate-gltttons pt noon. anl ernot abstLpent at night. I always heard tha si. they wertri fteslh-eaters,uad Ifo:nd rgs it true. I ha e knowr many people in -l 'ngland that never eat any bread, and universally they eat very little; they ate a nibble a 'ew crumbs, while they chew hi I the me.+t by whole mouthfuls." When s Sew England was an English colony mule the universal dinner-hour was noon, r and traditions of the staple of the old- pair f fashoned fare yet linger in the favorite a 1 t ew Eng'and dishes, pork and beans ars f and Inulian pt:diling-the last a compost r of "corn' meal an I molasses. In the - oldl Kniickerhocker days of New York, wide 3leople dined early and substantially, distil :lut we may rest toler:ably well assured ever that the comnortable and phlegmat:e She t Dutch burghers of Manhattan took the inaai ® fu lest of hours for the'r meal and its deat dligetion. After the dinner came a she p pe many pipes, probably. The mod- 1e10s ý crn Americans are not a pipe smoking She Speople, ani, to judge from the "sand sent wih and piee of-pe allegati n," the was are slightly amenable to the charge Wad bro ght by lrillat Savarin aga'nst Na t poleon the Great of "eating quickly ah nd eating badly." Yet the author of the "P'hvsiologte du (;out' belonged to - a nation who have never swerved frm Win It their ct;stom of eating a good midday says d meal. his The Frenchman's breakfast is "cafe an lailt" and "bread and butter," just bin ,as the Spaniard's "de-ayvuno" is a cp gtni of chocolate, a morsel of dry bread, dwi and a glass of cold water; but the Gaul ing ur st ha:e his second and substantial tah. r breakfa-t at nodn; and a "de euner a la ourchette" may be detined, without exaggeration, as a dinner "minus" only told e, the soup. The Germans have a "'mit tagessen,' or midday meal. at which Hn they eat soup; but the evening meal w th the old-fashioned Touton is supper and not late dinnera Most of the hotels hold two tables d' hote a day, one at the try old-fashioned and one at the new-fan- smi n gle t hour. Noontide is, from the point eye of v'ew of health, perhaps the time at " ek which a "a ian,e" meal should most ap propriately be eaten; but, unfortunate. Sly, Ife wish to keep our digestion nn- cit impaired, we must rest awhile after an che r early dinner. C(ur French neighbors, sat breakfasting copiously at noon, seldom et di think of returning to business until do; * half-past one; frequently they remain Nt over their cigars and coffee until two p. m. But, with the Anglo-Saxon races, ma lit "time is money," and they grudge an ever-y minute during the hours of busi- do ness wh eh is not devoted to the pur.- "i suit of Mammon. In the south of ina France the noondlay meal is followed by I the"'siesta' and from twelve to half past two in the a'ternoon mercantile and linane'al business Is almost entire- B J 'v suspnded. It is quite as hot at tol 'P New York as it is at Marseilles or Tou- ha Id lon. bhut what business New Yorker bu sP would think of taking the solace of a mi ' "sie-ta" after lunch? If Americans Ch Sand Englishmen would rise a little ted earlier, and get through the maior part of the day's business-as foreigners do ye -in the forenoon, the substantial mid. th ' day meal might become a possibility, to ap romiding much benefit to their general ci health and spirits; but such a change in m * Anglo-Saxon manners could not be et- l le fected, perhaps, without bringingabout tio alrmig disturbances in transactions 's the relative to 'sall money, "gray shirt- . nee ing," pork, gold, grain, and railway , 'shares.--I.ondon 2'elegrapl le y01 law Catehing Smelts Ia lake Chalmuplls. e ired Winter fishing is now being enjoyed tI ate. by those who are food of the sport. y on The lake at Burlington has just closed red in. and the smelt-lishers have moved y rng their little hats on runners out to the Ions aocustomed grounds. Moderm improve- a 631 ments have made this sport one of the y 434, most luxurious imaginable. Instead of tl kted kneeling in the cold wind beside a con- a ives stantly freesing hole in tA ice, the fish , erman now sits at ease in his neat little 1, gs movable house, sarmed by a stove, and i ae keeps watch of two or three lines let k ad down throngh holes in the floor and tual corresponding holes in the ice. He the smokes and re .ects, or talks with a de companion, and is as comfortable as a Im- millionaire before his grate of glowing Sby ese-coaL Besides being a lazy amu e 104 meat smelt fishing is a pretty profitable t two employment, as the fish are eseeedilng y the I t othome, andti bring a good price in nma- the local markets. An attentive and ,d p persistent fisherman will make about n in, as much out of his day's sport as a de. laborer who comes home sore and stiff min- at night with his hard-earned pittance. cipa- The genius who sits on his bench and were maniI ulates the little lines is usually a law jolly, hospitable sort of a fellow, and is Iperfectly willing that the blue-nsed skater should seek refuge occasionally in his cosy little house, and even permits him to handle one of the lines for a while. It he should chance to ethe bring a young lady companion with Sfew him, the ancient fisherman becomes a nerly model of gallantry. He lays his black foot pipe under the stove, resigns his warm B, or seat to the fair one, and ulaces all his mos piecatorial resources at hei command. Sthe It is pleasant to note the immense satis eight faction with which he rtsigns to her the and line upon which he has just detected a m its timid nibble, and when, follow ng his me up directions, she hools the unhappy tish a the and draws it up through the ice with a bas little scream of mingled terror and de calty light, his eyes shine with approbation and pie sure, mad he feels as proud as mere did the Canadian woodsman who ni tr of tiated the Princess Louise into the mys. fifty eries of almon.fishng. But When he ad removes the struggling ictim and coolly y last bites out its eyes with his teeth for a grand fresh bait, the situatlon becomes em r four barrassing in the extreme, and the cosy le lasthut no longer possesses any attraction jstory for the young siaters. They beat a I ar pre ipitate retreat, leaving the hospita. r the bl proprietor in such a state ofi It set ishment and perplexi n itasthe tish's entin the memory of I wasa !-Batrlhgton (fVC.) Cor. (4,7,) 1Yuuas. EIESONAL AND LITERAR. ( -Colonel James Coulter, a member - of the 'T'ennessee Legislature, wears his hair like a woman, bangs and all. -Authors of the olden time used to Nanni putT their own works by atlixing "tak- g 1 ing titles" to them, such as "A right Iloe merrle anud wittio lnterlude, verie pleas- l. I ant to reade, ete;" "A marvelous w'ttie O' treatise, etc;" "A Ilelectable, l'ithic and Righte Profitable Worke, etc." 'ni -Repr.seutative Moore, of Tennes- Has e gee, is so proud of his wife's beauty that ,N" he delights mn presEnting to 'her hand some dresses selected by himself. He 'Tis b has s good taste in such matters as any with laldy of fashion. lie lately bought a Rut robe, as a surprise for her, costine rt, $1.,000. Few wives will deny the goof Dut b taste of such a husband.--. U. Pica. You er. "Fon --Mrs. Sarah Whitman Parris, widow nor of the late Governor Albion K. Parris, sh6 ' of this State. died in Washington re- Trsr cently, in the ninety-third year of her "Ca age. Her husband was the second (overnor ele*.ted after Maine was cre ated into a State in 1822, and was Gov. ernor when General Layette made h..."". this. ita- drgus*. -liloodgood H. Cutter, an eccentric er is man, whois known as "the poet lanure- O ate of Long Island," attracted attentioA beth while riding in New York the other day. wall His vehicle was drawn by a prancing step mule and a venerable horse. Clad in a dret pair of high-topped Napoleon boots and that a coat of many colors, the .miling poet tows laureate looked the picture of innocence a ne abroad.-N. Y. Time*. and -Mrs. Tyler, the ex-President's Her widow, is in Washington. She eo~oys the cart distinction of being the only woman who over ever entered the b. hite HIouse as a bride, the She has a yo ng dauhter, who w is an a h in:ant at the time of the ex-President's wa• death, in 1862. She is very atTable, but crau she has not forgotten the stately man. E ners that were in fashion forty years ago. lug She wears her har ust as it is repre- RIo sented in the girlish portrait of her which why was painted when she was a bride.-- Wh Wasi inUton Post. age HUM11IUOU4 on - out -In reply to the question: "Is Willie doc Winter a poet?" tie t'hiladelpha Nci: err says: "He used to be, but he has had the his hair cut." not --A girl just returned from a Boston high school, said upon seeing a fire :n. now gine at work: "Who would evah have dweamed such a vewy diminutive look- ski in g apawatus would hold so much wat- wi I ta.--St. Louis (Glob. the --Fred. aged seven, was handling a wei valuable book carelessly, and his mother ant r told him to put it down on the table. see He did so unwilling y. and remnarked: clif ^' When I'm married, I shall not have to the obey mamma." mil -When we see a t ghtly-laced woman wa trying to enjoy a gooi laugh with a a smile on her mouth and tears in her to t eyes. we think of the dear old h mnn ere lt hich beg ns: "Let ,oy be unaontined." in. . -Boston Post. tot --A German at a hotel table in this ea - city the other day had some Limburger m n cheese sent to him. A little boy who st , sat beside him turned to his mother and en u exelaimed: "Mamma, how 1 wish I was II deaf and dumb in my nose."-Ci,4cago n Nto.'. ti --"Yes, sir," replied a meek-looking , " man who was asked if he had sultered w, b any reverses; "I've seen more ups and n t downs during my life than most men." - "Indeed! What do you (lo for a li h I iag?" inquired the philanthropist '. O li I run an elevator.str. - C'hicago Hrald. . -'lhe Mayor and members of the m Board of Aldermen of Bro kton are anti- a tobacco men, and the Mayor of Boston ju has forbik'eo smoking in the City Ha I; as but after all an American soverein l may use tobacco in that building if-e Schews.-Lowell Courier. br le -The fortieth marrage anniversary 'a irt is "woolen." It is discouraging for ac lo young e uple just starting out. to think £ d. that they must shiver on together for a y, fort years before their friends will t al chip in and furnish the material to W i make them comfortable.-Burlington E if- Hawkeye. Et -"What's orbs, Sallle?" "Orbs? e s Why, as to how, Maggie? Who said rt- so?" "Well, you know that city chap s Swas sparking me last night, an' leo 1 looked me squ!are in the face and sung t out: 'Oh! it could always Iask in the i Sellulgenece of those bright orbs." b "lHumph! I gess thatmust be what tl ld they call eves that squint; but what do rt. you suppose he wanted of abasque?" ed -Footpads on ,'ark street-"Hold up a ed your hands." \ ietim--"All right: but t he what do you Want?" "Your watchand Te- money." "Yes, of course, but beg s he your pardon, you don't mee gaize me; I of the plumber took down that ne t street ' n- a few minutes ago; Pm an editor, and e sit--" "Here, take this quarter to uy a t ttle lnch of cheese and something warm. I nd iln. and go about your business."--Tos a let ledo Asserscan. I atd t Rules for a Rssilas Club. After much discussion, the eommittee ag of a certain clu' in a remote Russian b town has drawn up the following set of rules for the guidance of its members. The code seems to be as Draconian as and it is original: ot (1) 1o one shall enter the club with u dirty boots. (2) No one shall wear his i workaday clothes if they are impreg t nated with unpleasant smells, nuch as a and scent o lish, lather, pt h. etc. (3) At the clutb dances black cloth is laid ad down as the correct dress. (4) In bhad , weather, when the streets are muddy. ally all members of the club must wear slip. en per, so as not to dirty the Iloor. (6) inesWhoever shall dare to put in an appear to ance at a club ball in a velvet waistcoat ith or a green eravat renlers himself liable to a tine of a ruble and a hali, to be put c aside for the benefit of the musicians. arm (6) (A very stringent rule this). It is his expressly forbidden that lthy member, and in the course of a s,,r.e ,ansante, shall tis- use the ball-room curta'ns for a pocket the handkerchief. If he does be wil be ig n , nominiously kicked out. (7) The man hiswho smokes (also at a soiree damsne) ish in the portion of the elab set aside for th a ladies shall be instantly tined twenty I de. live kopecks, to go toward the purchase tion of powder or ean de Cologne for the Ida ladies (8) Nomember wlio may hap in. pen to be exhilarated, no matter how mys. late in the evening, shall be allowed to n he introduce the can-can in a set of quad oozy rilles. for a The other rules-prescribe that no one em who is tipsy "'beyond the hIouns of de cosy cency" shall remrain in the hal ction The brfetier shall be h ? r at ashuch . atbher hard ta very drunken man pta ned three rubles-the product to go to the formation of a library; and ats a Ia case of a dispute at billiards the di. Slhere putant are warned 4ainst using the ry of cues to baek their opinoa, under apen COr. ilty of forty kopeck per blow.-teU MaIA fGazette, Our Young Readers. they' lHut FOND OF BUTTER. He s:t play ; Nannin 'utter is fond of butter. lo; c'Ve WVhen lovely sulinur o0llote Ilo(mll iti. h0o needt t a k, 'Si. I t e grli a-"uttter, 11( IHold ng a king cup under the ehi 1. I ot !. "Iho ou love butt r." for \anlne Nutter- toe:s " Oh, my :" say all, "bow she does love but. ter." hinm. rNanni · Nutteor so fond of butter, But Always ask. for moe' on hb r .breatl: Has even be n known to pout and so tter hard, If mlUanna bnec;e I alnd S I' onie Sili 1-- antl p How ,ould they help it-" Why, N:ullie Nut- stay 'Tis butter and bread, not bread and bitter!" yartd, With Nannle Nuter. 'tlt butter, butter- drlp. Butter on pudding potatoes, mnat. VC Tart, cream-pl'. She'd thank ott to shut her TbI Into a flrkin with nothing to cut But butter an't butter: for Nannie Nitter, i l il You know, at present is frlenis with butter. lot- o "Fomething to eat," they heard her utter '-rs 1cr re the Ints' were lithted for ten. She wa= gtlen a slice of only butter; their Ts'te l a bit. Iut.could n ,t see. 1 Then up ke th's fa nishing Nannie Nutter: ann "Can't I have on it a little bdttu'r"' Dana -Our Little Onca. wren Snelts BRAVE .DOR I. a pul have hinet ears old Dor- lady, othy lived a very unev tful life, for l)a one week was much the me as anoth- "Ma er in the placid existence of,the villa ze. least. On Sunday mornings, when the church once bells began to ring. you would meet her iDa walking over the moor with a sprin :v time step. Her shawl was gray, and her holle dress was of the most pronounced color ant i that could be: bought in the market- bled. town. 11er brown hair was gathered in lu a net, and her calm eves looked from DiI under an old-fashioned honnetof straw. Bn Her feet were always bare, but she .Anti carried her shoes and stockings slnng till y over her shoulder. When site got near see il the church she sat down in the shade of W a hedge, and pitt them on; then she day i walkel the rest of the distance with a got t cramp ed and civilized gait. we h Every boat went away north one even- barn ing. and not a man remained in the on y Bow, excepting three very old fellows, as ce who were long past work of any kind. lir When a lisherman grows helpless with shed age. he is kept by his own people, and it his days are pasSe l in qu~tly smok ng yard on a kitchen settle or in Iboking dimly won out over tl e sea from the bench at the mud door. A southerly gale with a south- lit erly sea came away in the night, and 1Ebel the boats copuld not beat dawn from the bhad northward. By daylight they were all won sae in a harbor about eighteen miles Al north of the village. The sea grew he il worse and worse, and the usual clouds cam o foam flew against the houses or Al skimmed away into the fields beyoud. pigs When the wind reached its height It the sounds it made in the hollows he b were like distant tiring of small arm I 11 r and the waves in the hollow rocks big seemed to shake the ground over the the cliffs. A little schooner came round just ) the point. runn'n' before the sea. She boo might have got clear away, because it to t a was easy enough for her, had site clawed in t s a -hort way out, risking the beam set, P r to have made the harbor where the tish. rubl a ers were. But the skipper kept herclose one ' in. and presently she struck on a long boo tongue of rocks that treided far out bar Vs eastward. The tops of her mas's seemed Ii itr nty to meet, so it appeared as if she am had broken her back. The seas 'ew A sheer over her,and the men had toelimb for into the rigging. All the women were D)a o watching and waiting to see her go to f' pieces. There was no chance of get- thiu ting a boat out, so the helpless villagers aloe waited to see the men go down, and the dot women cried out in their Pihrill, piteous II manner. l)orothy said: "Will she br.tak Un up in an hour? If I thowt she would J ! hlng there I would be away for the I Slife,-oat." But the old men said. the * "You can never cross the burn." Four wii e miles .outh, behind the point, there was I i- a village where a life-boat was kept; but ant n just half wayv a stream ran into the sea, I; and across this sartam there was only a boe n plank bridge. Half a mile below the rul se bridge the water spread far over the broadl sand and be amne very shallow tht and wide. DIorothy spoke nomore, e - go cept to say: "l'll away." She ran la sk across the moor for a mile, and then or scrambled down to the sand, so that the ti: ill tearing wind might not impede her. It I sh towas dangerous work for the next mile. SEvery yard of the way she hadtosplash go through the foam, because the great to waves were rolling up very near to the foot ot the clifis. An extra strong sea id might have caught her off her feet, but ap ihe did not think of that; she only 1, thoughtof saving her breath by escaping a n the di ect onslaught of the wind. W hei m he she came to the mouth of the burn her p1 Sheart failed her for a little. The:e was cc t three-quarers of a mile of water, cov do ered with creamy foam, and she did et not know but what she might be taken th up out of her depth. Yet she determined ut ut to risk it, and plunged in at a run. The h nd sand was hard under foot but she said, l g when the piled foam came softly p to ' ne; her waist, she "felt gey fnny." Half- i Bet way across she stumbled into a hole. h ad caused by a whirling eddy, and she 1' Sa thought all was over: but her nerve at in. never failed her, and she struggled till 4 To. she got a footing again. When she a reached the hard ground she was wet to la the neck, and her hair was sodden with ft her one plUange "over head." Her o eldthes troubled her wia their weight P te iacrosalg the moor; 0she put offall sian he did not need: and Iressed forward n aof again. Presently shite re~ched the house o where the coxswain of the life-boat 1 lived. She gasped out :"The schooner! On the Letc! Norrad." e rith The coxswain, who had seen the i his schooner go past, knew what was the ( matter. He said: "Here, wife, look after I a athe lasse," and ran out. The "lass"' () needed looking after, for she had laid fainted. But her work was well done; I bad the life-boat went round the point, ran I Id north, and tdbk six men ashore from the t i schooner. The C'aptain had been washed ( overboard, but the others were saved by I er Dorothy's daring and endurance. Thet cost girl is as simple as ever, and she knows ale nothing whatever about Grace Darling. I t If she were ollered any reward she pu would probably wonder why she should ' receive any.--S i Jamed G'azee~ ber, hall A Little Girl's Stery. One day, it just rained and rained ig and rained at our ho:;se, and we had to e stay in. for ^ nd every time we went to play any Sthing, Aunt Ne is said: "Oh, stop that 'in noise, children"' the And if you took anything. she said: "Let that be! let that be!" And it was hap- awful in the ho:use. how I got a big shawl and spread it over ed to three chairs and I got my dollies and Smy dishes and played under the shaw,; and I asked Danny wouldn't he play one "*keep house" just to-day, because it if de- alg and he couldn't play out I told him 'd lend him my "Dotty" hard and mvy "Sissy" and my very bestdolly, man *.Hlens,"-if he'd be real good to her. xAuct And I'd keep Rose and Violet and Ms and tilda myself, and then we would have dim. three children apiece. t the Rose and Violet are twin. Th y are Ipen- made out of two dumb.-bals, with a long " towel painned around eaeh of them. They ook just exr1a e - nd they've got round, bald heads just like reed babies. But I anny wouldn't play keep house. He said he'd never be a tom-girl a:tu play with do l no flmtter if it rained tolever and ever and ever: And then he put his hands in his po.kets and looked the way he a:'w:lv d(oes when he rou't do it. Anid then you know there isn't any use in teasing him. But after a while it didn't rain so hard, and Aunt oelia said we might go and play in the barn. But we mnt-t stay in the barn and not go out into the yard, even it it didn't rain one single We like to play in the barn. There isn't anyth ng in it but. a big pile of hav - and in one corner theres lots of cars of corn. We play l)anny is a dentist. And the car:s of corn are ladies conme to have their teeth pulled. I walk tht m along over the floor to Danny, and he screws ti' monkey wrench down t.ght un one ,,f the rºta nels-that's a tooth -and then he give. a pull and out it comes! An I then r have to holler I ke everything for the lady, because it hurts her so. DIannv talks to the lady\. lk says: "Madam, I won't hurt you in the least." lie heard a dentist say that once to a lady. Danny had a tooth pulled that sanme time that the ladv did, anti he never hollered a bit when his to t h was pullet1, and it hurt him tru'jl-and bled and " bled. I ut the lad/ hollered. t Danny thinks she was a coward. But I don't; I think it didI hurt her. And Aunt Nelia said to l)nnny: "\\ at till you have a double tooth out, and r see if you don't holler, too"' f We julhld ever so many tee!!h that Sday in the harn. But after a while we i got tired of playing that, and we wished we had the new little white pigs in the - barn with us to play with. They were on y three days old, anti they were just as cunning and little as they could be. . Danny said he'd run across to the shed and get us one apiece to play with. SBut it was awful muddy in the cow C yard, and I was a raid Aunt Nelia v would scold if Lanny got his shoes a muddy. But l)anny said he would get U'ncle dI Eben's big rubber boots off from the e back porch and put on. and then he 11 wouldn't get muddy a bit. And so he went and got them. And N he looked so funny with them on! they came clear up to his jacket on him. And then he went to get the little I. pigs. it i ut afterwards Danny and me wished 'a he hadn't gone for them at all. , lie could not walk very well with the Sbig boots on, and when he got most t1 ie the shed, lie couldn't walk at all. He d just couldn't take another s'op, and his e boots sank Was down. And it began it to rain, and there was Danny sticking d in the mud! i, Pretty soon he stepped out of the h. rubber boot%, and he began to pull at 3e one of the boots, to get it out, and t'he ig boot flew up, and l)annv fell right over ut backwards into the mud. id lie got up and oh, he was just as so smddqi w And then we had to no intothe house. ib for I couldn't scrale tTn ltud off-and re Danny was so wet. to And Aunt Nelia scolded like every t- thing, and she put D:Iany to bed-all ra alone up-stairs. And rhe made meo tay he down-stairs. us litt she didn't know a thing about sk Uncle Ehen's boots-vet. Id And I was alraid to tell. le I could see one of them standing in I. the mud there yet-out of the kitchep ur window. Ias kept looking to see if it was ther- ut and it always was. 8, After a while Uncle Eben wanted his a boots, and he said: "Where are my he rubber boots?" he Then I hadi to show him where one ot w the hoots was, and I told him how it 3\- got there, aif. 'n lauzhl,'ii litt Aent *qt. the that boy to bed already, I eerseatnl It should now!" ile. And when Uncle Eben went out and ish got h's i oot, it was full of water, clear eat to the top.--Youtl's _Companim. the sea Anagrams and Aerostles. but nly 'These pithy diversions have often ing amused the leisu:e of great minds. but Smore often have proved the serious em her ployment of men whose mental caliber fas could hear no heavier metal The or- acrostic in its simplest form is a poetical did composition in which the first letters of ken the several verses spell some word, ned usually a name. The laborious wits,' te however, soon came to despise any such id, easy triumph, and invented acrostics in Sto which the same name might be found saf- in the first letters, in the last letters, and ale, half a dozen times thronuh the stanza. she Pope antd his friends use' sometimes to rve amuse themselves by proposing words till dillicult to match in rhyme, and the she amusement was at one time quite poput t to lar in London. Anagrams-the mani rith facture of other words out of the letters Her of a given word-have long been in re ht pate. Wiat, a poet of the seventeenth 'all century, made an anagram on his own rard name. "A wit." and felicitated himself ise on his invention. Akih to these speci boat mens of false wit is punning. This is a nert vice which has been well known in every are, and few great names but the have contributed to the common stock. the Cicero was a great punster, but his puns ufter are, of course, untranslatable, the ass" surest means of detecting a pun being had the failulre to translate it 'into another one; language. C: sar sometimes made a ran pun. and his puns had the reputa athe tion of being very good. Charles II., shed of England, was one of the greatest d by punsters of his age. h)uring his reign The this vice spread to every part of the nows Kingdom. One of his courtiers once 'ling. saw a poor Oxford scholar in his gown, sie and told him it was too short. "Very ould well," replied the scholar, "it will be lon_ enough before 1 get another." The bystanders latughed, and the court ier undertook afterwnvard to tell the joke to the King. "I told him his gown ined was too short, and he said: ' Very well. ad to it will I e a long timue beore I get an other.'" TheKing studied, and 'aid any- he saw nothing funny in that. "Seither that do I" replied the courtier, "'but it sounded funny when hetoldit" Lamb said: drove his friends nearly distracted with t was his puns. He was once trmaveling, and the stage stopped at an inn for dinner. over After the dinner the coachman came and with a new passenger: "All full in hawa; here'" *I can't answer for the rest." play said Lamb, "b,:t the pudding did the iso it business for me." Jonson was noto y out riously fond of punning, while shake speare was said to be equal to any, ott Loth in number and variety. Adams dolly, made a lun while the Declaration of In oher, dependence was beig signed. "Now. d Ma- we must all hang together or' we shall have all hang separtely." Hood was the greatest punste: in our literary history. His double puns are famous. "So they a long went and toldthe sexton, and the sexton them. tolled the belL" is perh-aPa ,*ee. and best an""'* "