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They Have Another Opportunity to Exercise
Their Martial Spirit and to Acquire FUP
ther Possessions,, in Algiers. fe
Tunis to Be Taken in By the Grasping Gauls,
Who are Now on the War Path—Other.
Interesting Gossip From Paris. A
HARTS, April 20.—The Tanis expedition fol­
lows its natural coarse the French will march
into the bowels of the laud, disposing of the
Kroumirs en route, and whether the latter lay
dowu their long flint rifles or not for the mo­
ment—to be supplied with Martinis and Rem­
ingtons in c&ae the French, after an historical
precedent, having marched up the hill—the re­
gency will be occupied until indemnities art
paid, and material guarantees for amicable re­
lations being continuous established. Now, as
the bey is as poor as Job in his worst days, and
has no credit to run into debt, the French must
resign themselves to the maxim, that where
there i3 nothing the king loses bis rights. The
logical consequenee is that Tunis will be an­
nexed. It is only for the sake of observing
all diplomatic etiquette that the French do not
commence by droppiDg ID, Paul Pry like, on
the bey, hoping they don't intrude. The mat­
ter presents no difficulties no state seriously
intends contesting the claims of France to have
Tunis as h9r scientific frontier, to round off
her colony later with Morocco, and so com­
mand the homogeneity of her possessions up to
Italy has lost the results of all her intrigues
to oust French influence from Tunis. She has
compromised her good relations with France,
cooled the sympathy between the Latin sisters,
and destroyed the French market for obtaining
the contemplated loan, to square her paper
ourrency. It does appear strange that the
cause of the acute relations between the bey
and France—the Italian consul, II Maccio, has
neither been blamed nor disowned by his gov­
ernment. It was he who blew !he coals, or­
ganized the fanaticism, checkmated the Gauls,
and vet swears by the innocence of Juno's
doves that he has never so acted. Credat Ju
The military preparations for the Tunisian
expedition present this singularity: while im­
partial and foreign observers find them excel­
lent, certain sections of the French press as­
sert they have been detestable. This eection
consists of the extreme radical press, who ob­
ject on Drinciple to every act of every minister
of war,* so long as this functionary is not a
civilian. The other comprises those organs
which are discontented, because the party they
represent is out in the cold but were their
friends in office they would sing the same air,
and perhaps not so well. Formerly the French
said: "The eyes of Europe are upon us"—to
envy their glory, understand. The eyes of Eu­
rope are to-day, more than ever, fixed on
France, and in the kindest sense to observe
what progress the country has made in military
organization since 1870, and how the young
republic will make war. There can be no
doubt as to the result of the campaign if the
enemy shows in the open, the fate of arms will
be quickly decided if he remains in his moun­
tain fastnesses, the enterprise will be serious,
and, without being very long, will not be ex­
empt from dangers and perils.
To accuse their generals of incapacity and
treason appears to have entered into the blood
of the French. During the first republic each
corps d'armee was followed by a guillotine so
in case a general went wrong, his case was soon
disposed of—pour encourager les autres.
few writers believe they beat defend the coun­
try by reflecting on those professionally en­
trusted with its defence. In the case of the
Tunisian expedition the end isto
a few days more or less before commencing is
not important the grand point to keep in-view
is, that the first blow will be vigoiously deliv
ered, and next, energetically followed up. The
war minister had-then only to. select—an affair
for his office of only' twenty-four hours—th6
troops best suited for :-tho .climate the horses
naturally could not be shipped'as quickly as
the men transports were, nowever, requisi­
tioned and fitted up within five days. It was
not a matter of mobilization of troops, of call­
ing out married men, and stopping all business
life to defend heraths and homes. That necessi­
ty could only occur in case of continental war,
where the power that can concentrate the-most
men at strategic points within the shortest pe-r
campaign, and
war. The minister is not accused of having
riod mav safely count upon winning the first
h, and perhaps deciding the fate of the
?he minister is not accused of having
left Algeria without its normal strength of de­
fense, nor of its arsenals being unproviaioned.
There the minister of war would be onlpable.
As It is, It may be said truly on tne pre
casion, not a button on the gaiter of a
is wanting.
resent oc
The little war will not only have a beneficial
effect on the whole army, but it will also test
the organization of the troops, and will help to
frame the measures still in suspense. Cham*
ber strategists and journalistic tacticians must
be prepared for deceptions in the coming strug­
gle, which will resemble very much the first
oonquests of the.French in Algeria and their
latest serious conflicts with the Kabyles. The
task for the French is not as easy as opinion'
concludes. A holy war, like gunpowder, is in
the air. The enemy is rapid, unseizabie he
will harass the French columns, cut communi­
cations, await the approach of the invaders at
every defile—and in the Atlas -mountains the
defiles are numerous: he will avoid serious
engagements driven from one valley, he will
re-form in anotner he has neither towns nor
villages to be burned his habitations are
tents he has need of no roads he is as much
at home on an inaccessible site as in a valley of
easy access, on a mountain as in a plaii* ,he
knows the remotest corners of his regiori will
make each the center of a resistance, and will
have for allies the soldiers of the bey, pru­
dently lent Hence, the French t^oqps will re­
quire much patience and agility much will
depend on each soldier's resposibility and sang
roid, that at any unexpected moment he may
be called on to exhibit.
whatever good it may arrive at, will dp good by
discussing whether the currency of civilized
nationr ought to have a gold, or a gold and sil­
ver standard. England in hot in favor^pf the
bi-metal scheme, but those countriesiwhich
have a larg* silver and metal ^cur­
rency naturally are. Thus, the united
States cannot desire anything better than to
have an easy market for the disposal of her
silver and the bringing of gold backfn ei*
change England's non-adhesion to tt»? bi­
metal standard would not exactly prevent*the
measure from being really or platonically:s|n&
tioned but she is too important a factor thg
world's commerce to be ignored or remain
without influence.
Modern wars have this advantage—they ex­
tend the knowledge of geography. 'Every,
book shop is full, of maps of 'Tunis, and no
journal which respects itself,leaves its constant
readers without a plan of the regency. There
are even toys suggestive—in name, at least, of
the seat of'war. During the l878 exhibition,
our acquaintance with Tunis, was confined to
some bazars, in charge of Mussulman Jews,
Belling wood from Mount, of Olives, perfumep
from Constantinople, and .dates from Mdrooco.
The bey sent a collection of photos and cameos
there were also exhibited some precious stones
—carved: leathers, and silks. The casino waa
patronized by amatuers of tam-tam music, and
malealmees. ....
which now continues all the year rouna, Has
formally opened at the Bois. and so inductee
mncC display of' toilets and liveries. Thfe
tunning of the horses-has been excellent
the wholeL and the turf in good condition. It is
too early for 'the'
which bid fair to supersede matinees they
-often commence at 2 o'clock several are de­
voted to conversation on chiffons and gossip in
general others deal seriously with literature,
flanked by sandwiches, caviare, sweet biscuit,
chocolate and Malaga. The only thing difficult
to /obtain* as rule, is a cup of tea.
The extreme politicians and communists
seized the occasion to protest against religion
in .general and fasting in particular hence
their banquets, where tripe, veal and sausages
—from Munich too, which waa not patriot­
ic—figured. On terminating, the guests, as
usual, came to blows, and when it waa pro­
posed to toast reconciliation* and the next mer­
ry meeting, the chartered quantity of wine
was found to have been all consumed. Each
guest wore a red favor at buttonhole of coat
The women were less numerous than usual,
and the children next to absent, so there some
redeeming features. Outside these eccen
tricities the day was observed with befitting sol­
emnity the churches were crowded with wor­
shipers and visitors to see the "tombs," beau­
tifully prepared in imitation of the Holy Sep­
ulchre. On Easter Sunday morning Notre Dame
was as usual crowded by'men, to partake of the
sacrament on this occasion the nave of tho
cathedral is wholly set apart for male com­
The sugar-bakers' shops are full of eggs in­
deed nearly every tradesman seems for the oc­
casion to be more or less an egg-merchant,
after his fashion. There are a great many
things in an egg, from a collection of toys to a
lace toilette, a river of diamonds, bracelets,
rings, collars. It is occasionally a Pandora's
box, full of the unknown a present from
dawning and a farewell from setting love. The
favorite Easter flower is a large ox-eye daisy.
It attains in the south of France an enor­
mous circumference, and resembles a cherry
or apple tree when in full blossom so numer­
ous are the flowers, which actually hide
the leaves. The flower became fashionable
from the reign of Louis XY. The Due de
Noailles, the monarch's favorite, gave a
to become
fagged. The betting has
enormous proportions jul tMt if
essary is to strike a^pole
affix a tablet1' tnereoi
a. pole injpphej ground,
jreon, frmrk$ quotations and
adds shout votdfercrasly |8»if*-pn schange, the
wir.BiQgjhor^Qe^pu^cpsSw a jtgckft Son every
of system imaginable have a .protected
kind .... me haveajpr
female to act as clerk or cashier, andlthen wait
race^ Occasionally
nfry *jl|ld 'up.1"their itgifnrftktf
'4hWAr#l)8f«^'fs,quidpy^8^Baii awayj" others
appear to realize, the Irishman's,, standard ol
being,honest—*'Vrhen well w&tehecU" tas^ in lhe
0tta nt ateamatairkti'£
fnW'&f thfl hnldnrti of
WCtteipjigmiuil, WMUKPrno' Wig,w
I jr ,,till the. race be finished.
at the Trianon in honor- of his majesty. The
latter on entering the ball room was agreeably
surprised to perceive "Long live King Louis
the Well-Beloved!" worked in large daises.
The gingerbread fair offers a series of great
attractions to young folks, not alone in the sale
of that special cabs and aperient, but also in
all the glories of the penny-gaff class of amuse­
ments. The "Kroumir," a hideous-looking,
black-faced Arab, cuts out all other celebrities.
He is to be met with not only in ginger­
bread, but in sugar preparations, pipe heads,
etc. he takes the place of the ordinary Turk'a
head game, so indignant patriots can strike
him to their hearts' content The shows have
nothing positively new to induce the youngest
man from the country to "walk up, but the
visitor not the less enters. The Temptation
of St Anthony is always popular it Contains
two striking characters—the famous pig and
the devil. The latter when off the stage covers
his red dreSs in a Venetian velvet cape, in the
folds of which the tail is concealed. There is
a new play—the Captive Balloon the latter
cannot escape it is first of all in sheet iron
and attached by bars to a turning table: the
spectator does not ascend, but is whirled
aronnd in an imitation car. Of course the
spectator has to provide himself with the illu­
sion of being in space.
Those interested in the ever interesting sub
ject of the Bonaparte family will find much
that is new in CoL Jung's Memoires of Lucien
Bonaparte. The work is much sought after,
not only on account of its merits, but owing to
the author being the separated husband of the
famous Baroness Kaula, who has figured so
largely in the misfortunes of Gen. de Cissey.
A cook, upbraided by her mistress for having
a lover in the kitchen, replied she was a parti­
san of the right of asylum.
A husband explained his absence from home
one night by the fact that he went into an ar­
cade to purchase a tie, and when he loft the
shop he found the gates closed.
The daughter of an Arab complained her
husband beat her the.father also administered
stripes, and told her to say her father avenged
the insult on the wife..
A Novel Keady Made.
Truth may not be stranger than fiction,
but it is often quite as strange, as witness
the following story of real life which, ac­
cording to the AtuStrain papers, will soon
be told in one of the courts'of Buda-Pesth,
before which a suit is now pending which
involves the large fortune mentioned at the
end of this "novelready made:"
In 185—a merchant had a son whose ex­
travagance giving him great trouble he
thought it best to obtain him a commission
in the Austrain a ray. The young man
had risen to the rank, of lieutenant when
the war of 1859 broke out. Being sent
against the Piedmontese he thought proper
to desert to the enemy, but on the first en­
gagement he was captured by the Austrains,
and would at once have been brought be­
fore a court-martial had he not fallen
dangerously ill of a fever. On the day of
the battle of Magenta he lay in the military
hospital there. The hospital was hastily
evacuated by the Austrains after the battle,
the patients who were sufficiently recovered
were hurriedly removed, and the rest aban­
doned to the mercy of the French. There
were thus left behind in one room the
young S —and a lieutenant colonel of
Spanish origin, Count Rodriguez by
name. Between tho departnre of the Aus
trians and the arrival of the French the lat­
ter died, and young S felt himself
strong enough to make such alterations in
the arrangements of the room that should
indicate that he himself was the Count
Dodrigruez. The peace of Villafranca
found hini restored to health and liberty
and in possession of Count Bodriguez's pa­
pers, cash and name. With this stock in
trade our hero set up as a man of fashion in
St. Petersburg, where he gained the heart
of the daughter of a Bussian Bear Admir­
al whom, with her fathers consent, he
married. When the young wife was about
to become a mother the false count pro-.
osed that they should visit his ancestral
He did not, however, take her any
farther than Hamburg, whence he wrote to
his father-in-law that the home of his an
cesters: was in the French sense of the
word, chateau Espagne, that his real name
was S—-7, and that he was in urgent want
of funds. The Admiral at once started for
Hamburg but on his arrival found his
son-in-law had died of the small-pox.
From the papers left behind him by the
deceased it appeared that he was the son
of a merchant at Buda-Pesth—a fact which
became moje interesting to his father-jin-'
law from his accidentally reading an Official
advertisement calling upon the long lost S
-—-to appear and claim along lost inheri­
tance left him by his uncle, and in case of
his not appearing it would be distributed
among the collateral relatives. ',
A Fool and His Money.
New York letter to Indianapolis Journal.
Frank IseUn, one of the scions of our
city aristocracy and leaders of society said
to Ids sister in the parlor on® evening last
we ek,: "Fanny, I've spent all of my money."
Supposing he meant he needed to go to tho
bank, she offered to lend him some, when
He calmly exclaimed that he was penniless
—that he had spent the fortune that he had
inherited. He was supposed to be worth
$200,0000 or $300,000 at least/ Mid was re­
garded as the catch of the city. He has
spent it all in "society." He has no family
anot no expensive vices—does not gamble
or drink—and his money,hafe gone for car­
riages, polo-ponies, opera and such trifles.
Among his unpaid bills is one of $13,000for
A "banquets!'^ Perhaps, now? he 'wilK'be
Hhek^enough to "tfiarry fich--such |eUQWS
generally,do. But. ju$t at present. there is
constipation in the Iselen family,' and the
name islootlisible in the reports qf parties
I *"i p, •*.'•
?. Miss Edith Iaongfallow, 'daughter ^o&the,
poet, is about twenty yearsvdfage. She is
""•the "s"ubjejt ofionje'^^her fat^er'A best po­
ems. She lias beenj^^liqg in ^California,
wi&^e'famiUeSJofi^6/egfeor" HbilsfOTd, .qjp,
'Bwvatai, add of Mi Dtt$ni, £t£e founder
kfey GqUege fo* yoking ladies.
earm and house.
Raising Pigs.
A little extra care goes long ways in
having fine hogs. They respond to kind
treatment, and generous food, as quickly as
any .other animal. A week before a .sow
furrows she should be plac&d in a separate
floored and well-littered pen. Feed her
well, bHt not with too much corn. Figs
are best weaned when seven or eight weeks
a good deal of attention to the
small porkers. Separate them entirely from
the older hogs and let them have a good
range of pasture for exercise and change of
diet. Brood sows bring in two litters a
if care is taken the pigs may be
had within a few days of other, so that the
yards will eventually contain groups of six
months age, of twelve months age, etc.
This makes marketing better as an entire
drove of uniform size, age and color can be
shipped at once.
Profit in Poultry.
The Poultry Monthly says that ninety
pounds of grain is sufficient to keep a hen
in prime condition for one year, If fed as
much as
pounds, divided as
follows, the cost would be about' $1: Thirty
pounds of csrn, 25 cents thirty-two of oats,
35 cents, and thirty-eight of wheat-screen­
ings, 40 cents. Besides this, if the ben is
fed on the debris of the kitchen it will in­
crease the production of 'eggs, and she will
Lay about ten dozen, worth not less than
$1.50, and will also hatch a brood of chick­
ens. With proper care and attention one
hundred hens should be made to produce
an annual profit of from $1.50 to $1.75
Asparagus CultareUin France.
The system of asparagus culture adopted
in France is widely different from the Eng­
lish plan, says a recent English writer.
The plants are planted from three feet to
four feet apart in trenches, eight inches or
nine inches deep, and the same distance
apart as the plants care is taken not to lay
the plant down sideways, but to spread
the roots out all around so that the crown
lies fiat, as it is expected to grow for the
first year, sufficient mold is pulled in just to
cover the crown, and the alleys are cropped
as usual. In the summer when the haulm
grows high, a strong stick is inserted near
each plant, to which the haulm is tied to
prevent the wind waving it about and so
damaging the formation of the young
crowns for the next season. A little meld
is added each year, till the third year, when
the asparagus is fit for cutting, and all the
mold in the alley is put on the row, general­
ly in little mounds, over each plant to the
depth of six inches or seven inches. The
cutting is done with smooth-edged knives,
care being taken to take the bud out close
to the crown, that the old stump may not,
as in England, interfere with the growth of
the new buds. Every piece of asparagus
I saw exemplified the rule of M. Lebeuf,
that it wants air, and must be kept entirely
free from weeds. It will be seen that in
this there is an extensive use of skilled and
intelligent hand labor, and it is difficult to
see how the system can be carried out
with the same perfection in England where
large breadths are grown labor is so expen­
sive, and dependence would have to be
placed upon laborers, who seem imbued
with the idea that they are paid to do as
little as they can with their hands and feet,
and nothing with their heads. It is here
that the small proprietorship oomes in with
many advantages to France.
The "Isolation" of Farmers.
From the Country Gentleman.
Those who are good writers seem to take
it for granted that they are able to instruct
farmers, although they know next to noth­
ing regarding farming. It is very seldom
that farmers instruct ministers how to
preach, or lawyers how to plead it is not
in their line of business. But all men f-eem
to be born with some kind of intuitive
knowledge of farming it seems to be the
natural employment of mankind. Every
person is more or less interested in the
bread and butter question. The king him­
self is srpplied from the field. All classes
feel their strength renewed and their health
sustained three times every day by the
products of the farm, and those who do
not work for their daily bread are often
willing to give sound advice to the brave
workers who are always willing to bear the
burden and heat of the day.
One of the favorite themes of these soft
handed writers is the "isolation of country
life." They seem to think that living in a
lonely country house on a wet day
would be nearly as bad as living
in that fearful place that Dante describes
with so much poetic power. Cheer up,
city gentlemen the majority of farmers
never knew they were suffering in isolation
till you told them. Do not let your sym­
pathy for the isolated, lonely farmer de­
press your spirits or hurt your appetite, or
you may have to go into the country next
summer for the benefit of your health,
where you might see the farmers' boys play­
ing in such boisterious glee on the wet days
that they kick the heels out of their stock­
ings faster than their mother can mend
them, and leave the industrious woman no
time to think about isolation.
And then there is always a bright side
even to a dark picture. If farmers are iso
lated.from lectures and. big. libraries, and
the amenities of city life, they are likewise
isolated from saloons and grog shops, gam
ding-houses and dens of iniquity, the
haunts of vile.men and bad. women. And
they are somewhat isolated from contagious
diseases, dust and din, bad smells and
heavy taxes, and from eating their bread
by weight and drinking their water by
If1some of the farmers' boy*?, and old
farmers, too, were far more isolated than
they are now, away from the bar-room and
the whisky bottle, and the cigar and tobacco
shop, it would cause, some mothers' hearts
to sing for joy, who never suffered any sor­
row from isolation.
Timber Culture lii Illinois.
•At the latest meeting of the Horticultural
society,. Mr. Johnson reported his exper­
ience in timber culture in Illinois since
1844. Sugar maples planted in Adams
county in 1842 are now 18 inches in diame­
ter. Just think what a fine orchard the
farmer could have had in thirty-nine years
by only planting one acre! Where is the
old or young man on the western praries
that would not like to eat his own sugar and
syrup? These trees were large enough for
use'at twenty-five years old. Soft maple
planted on his farm in 1865, are now from
10 to 14 inches in diameter. This year he
experimented in order to see the quality of
syrup from this tree. It gave
good results. Sap not as rich in sugar^ as
hard maple* but much larger in quantity.
What a pity we eannot induce one-half the
farmers on the prarie to plant timber both
for use fend ornament. He says catalpa
grows the faster ($vfirs one-half inch each
la^erVlasfs the longest/ both in the ground
and out is the lightest and_ receives the
finesti'Poljsjti.of jony, tree he is acquainted
with and still we are just beginning to
.^1 aii. 1._IT iLa Jnttt #/v» wViof nnr
iiro^iiuo 111 oi/iuo Knenvj-ww
the rate we have used in the past ten.
-v Senat6Y L6gan,rin conenltcctfbn with: a toarty
(#%W6^ITpainly ioSiteS*! to them that
he should vote against the confirmation of
B^berj^qn and Stanley Mathov^
v-V? lii
The Question Happily Answered by :a G-ray
From the Brooklyn Eagle. *T •rV
"Are you the gentleman who answers the
questions sent to the Eagle?"
The voice was filled with music, and as
the bent and
philosopher who officiates
as encylopsedia for the institution looked
up his eyes were blinded.
A flash
of golden
hair! A bewildering sea of blue eyes!
struggle between the red and white roses!
"Iam the man," he said, wondering what
such loveliness could want of him.
"May I—ask you—a—question?" in­
quired the voice, as the beautiful, head
"Certainly, anything. Can I do some­
thing for you?"
""It's about Frank," she faltered. "I want
to ask you about Frank. Oh! why does he
treat me so?" and the sweet face was turned
toward the staggered philosopher, wet with
tears and imploring consolation.
"Is it—is it a matter of ice cream or oys­
ters, or something of that sort?"
"No, no oh, no! I have plenty of those.
But why does he let me pine?"
"Something about theatres? Concert
business? Bouquets? Candy? Bong bong?"
asked the philosopher, ending his interro­
gations with some respectful French.
"Nothing, nothing of that kind," mur­
mured the quivering lips. "Why am I so
"Something about presents?" Makes you
walk to the park? Won't hire a hack? Anoth­
er girl? Won't go to church? Plays pool for
drinks? Something of that sort?"
'"How strangely you mistake him! How
cruelly you wrong him!" and the sweet eyes
looked reproach. "You don't know Frank,
or you wouldn't say so. What I want to
ask is—is—oh! why am I so wretched?" and
the tears rained down her face.
'Maybe he's growing a beard," said the
encyclopaedia tenderly. "Perhaps he parts
his hair in the middle. Possibly he be­
longs to abase ball club, or maybe he
stands in front of the theatre on matinee
afternoons. Is that it?"
"No, he doesn't! If he did I wouldn't
care. You shant abuse him. I came here
to a6k whj—why—oh, why am I utterly
"Possibly he gets drunk," suggested the
philosopher." "Or his pants'may bag at "the
knees. Does he brush his plug hat the
wrong way? Is his moustache too long on
one side?"
"Oh! cruel, cruel!" said the maid, sinking
into a chair. "You are unjust to him.
You don't know how grand, how manly he
"What is the matter with him, then?':
said the philosopher. "How has he made
you miserable? What has he done? What
do you want of me?"
"I want to know—why—he gets up-
between every—act and goes--out of the-
theatre. I know
-he's got- -another girl and
he goes—to see—her."
"My dear," said the philosopher, solemn­
ly, raising her up and putting his arm
around her waist. "My dear, you are mis­
taken. I have known Frank for years, and
he has no love for any one but you. Let
me tell you something. Frank has got the
malaria, and he goes out to get quinine.
Trust me, that is all."
"If I only could believe that," murmured
she doubtinglv.
"On my honor."
"Then I am happy. If that is all, I am
content, but I thought some ugly girl had
attracted him."
The red roses had come back, and the
sapphire flash to the eyes, aed She went
out a grand crush of color, fragrance, and
beauty, and the philosopher turned to the
question. "What was Eve's maiden
Personal Gossip.
Mr. James Gordon Bennett, it is an­
nounced by the Whitehall Review, is en­
gaged to marry the daughter of the Prince
do Furstenberg.
The death of Gen. Joe Lane leaves only
two surviving generals of the Mexican war
—Gen. Harney, aged 81, and Gen. Robert
Patterson, of Philadolphia, now in his 90th
General Ord's son, a youth of twenty
years, has been appointed a Colonel in the
Mexican army by the influence, it is sup­
posed, of Ins sister, the wife of Gen.
Trevino, now living in the Mexican Capital.
William L. Black, on dying at Halifax, a
year ago, left his entire estate, worth half a
million, to his widow, though it was known
that he had at one time intended to cut her
off with as little as possible. F. H. Baker
claims to have effected the change of mind,
and he now sues her for $100,000, the sum
which he says she agreed to give him for
his services if successful.
John Hinchliff is a wealthy brewer of
Paterson, N. J. Sometime ago he became
impressed with the charms of Mrs. Julia
Sampson, of that place, wooed her, and
ended by proposing marriage, which pro­
posal was accepted, too readily perhaps, for
the wealthy brewer repented of his wooing
and his proposal, and was yesterday mulcted
$8,000 for his failure to make good his
promise to marry the fair Julia.
In his new lecture, Bob Ingersoll amuses
bis audience with the following incidents:
A gentleman was walking through the
streets in Charleston accompanied by a na­
tive of that city. It was a beautifal, bright
night, and the stranger, pointing upward,
said: "Did you ever see any thing so
beautiful as that moon?" "Oh, good Lord,"
said the native, "you ought to have seen
that moon before the wah!" [Laughter.]
A man and his wife saw the sea for the first
time at the moment. She exclaimed, "Was
ever anything more beautiful?" He said,
"I bet you can dig clams right here.'*
Fears of Doomsday.
From the Boston Herald.
Professor E. C. Pickering, of Harvard
College, was asked recently what he knew
about this alleged conjunction of planets
which sundry people have thought or said
they thought or thought they thought was
going to be so disastrous. In answer to the
Augusta Age he said: "No uneasiness is
felt among professional astronomers about
the effect on human affairs ot any con­
junction of planets. There is no reason
to suppose that such conjunctions are at
tended by any peculiar terrestrial phenozc
ena." There are, we are ashamed to say,
thousands of people in New England who
have got into an awful state of nund about
this thing. Seasoning won't convince them
evidence won't affect their opinions, but,
perhaps, this plain statement may prevent
their swallowing any more- nonsense pre­
sented to them bv astrologers and clairvoy­
ants and the like.
The Gentleman.
?rom the Pall Mall Gazette..,
The character, indeed, is not oneio bo
supported dramatically and here is the
rock -by which pretenders to it most com­
monly split. They
their, own? pur­
pose by making it too evident that they are
anxious to betaken for gentlemen, whereas
the genuine gentleman fcas^no anidety about
the matter at all. He knows himself to be
a gentleman, and it nev^r occurs, to him^
that there can be any'' question about his
right to the title. So that self assertion in
amy shape i6 to him a thing eHtirely nf ed.-
'ess. In tho case of the other, there is no
such supporting conviction, and his own
uncertainty about himself makes him sus­
pect doubts in others. Hence he is dnven
to a perpetual assertion of hid quality as
gentleman. One of the commonest ways
in which this shows itself is a kind of hy
persensitiveness on the point of honor.
The true gentleman is never quick to take
offense. Not seeing
Blow Tour Horn.'
Ben Wilde, in Aurora News to his little boy.
My boy, blow your own hom. Rise
above the thing mistaken for modesty,
whioh defrauds the world of something
good. If you have a musical horn, blow
it. If you don't it may not be blown, and
the world will lose so much good music
But make pretty Bure-thatyou have some­
thing to say before you yell, "Mr. Chair­
man!" You may get the floor and make a
fool of yourself. Don't blow your horn for
the mere purpose of making a noise.
Music is noise, but noise i& not necessarily
Don't attract attention to yourself until
you have something about you that will bear
scrutiny. Don't flash yocr paste pin before
the eyes of a diamond broker. If you have
a gem it will do very well to let him examine
Don't wear a "loud" necktie with a dirty
collar. The necktie will serve only to at­
tract attention to the collar.
Keep in the crowd until you have some­
thing in your mind that will make you shine
on the platform. Then don't be afraid to
step to the front.
Your object should be to do the human
family good. If you think vou possess an
idea that will help your fellows, stand out
where they can all hear it and yell it to'
Little men will say yon lack modesty.
Great men will say you are doing good. If
you prefer the good opinion of the great
men, blow your horn whenever you have
learned anew and righteous tune.
Nobody respects a miser orho hoards his
money. Why should respect be due to the
scholar who hoards his lore? And what Sat­
isfaction can be derived from cramming
one's self with knowledge unless it be for
the purpose of disseminating it among those
who have it not?
It is by communion, of ideas that the
world is caused to progress. If you learn
something that noboly else knows, you will
retard the progress of the world's erudition
in porportion as ou keep yoar secret
I rejoice that it is the nature of most men
to be glad of opportunity to tell the world
something it never knew before. It is
proof of an excellent unselfishness.
Dig for knowledge as you would for gold,
my boy, and when you get a nugget of
either, put it in circulation.
A Bad Beautyr.
Late London Letter. ,.
There is a rumor afloat concerning one of
the fashionable beauties whioh has not yet
appeared in print for obvious reasons. It
is stated that there will be no great divorce
case, owing to the "heir", to the "earldom"
having been got out of the way, and the
scandal condoned by the payment of the
lady, on tho part of the gay Lothario's par­
ents, of the sum of ten thousand pounds.
According to the way in which the report
is worded, the absent husband must have
been a consenting party. Otherwise1 no
payment to the lady could have.'kept him
quiet. I think it would be safe to predict
tnat the famous beauty will not appear in
those coteries of English society in which
she once reigned supreme. I predict, also,
that her name wiU be allowed to drop out
of the society journals which heretofore
made so much of it.
Justice at Last to Bull Bnn BnsseUf
The Providence Journal Says of the fa­
mous war correspondent of the London
Times, William Howard Russell
"If any one will look baj& over the vol­
ume of letters in which he described :'the
first aspect of the struggle,.. &nd even' the
description of the famous route, of
.. ... «... 1 IV ran,. tSfeM
sufficient reason
why any one should want to affront him,
he is not prone to detect an intended slight
in every place of oareless. behavior, or a
studied insult iu every thoughtless expres-
Jteminisences of Webster.
Kingston (N. H.) Correspondence of the Bos­
ton Journal
Mr Webster was often resei^ed and quiet
among public men and politicians. But
farmers in. the vicinity of Marshfield and
Franklin have told me that he was the
most accessible and companionable of
neighbors. I close these little reminiscen­
ces of Webster by a brief allusion to a con­
versation about Daniel Webster that I have
just had with a contempory of his, who,
as president of an old insurance company
of Boston, had long and intimate relations
with him. Mr. Webster was for along se­
ries of years retained as a standing counsel
for the company. Says this venerable gen­
tleman: If he made his appearance on
State street, the word was passed around
that Mr. Webster was on 'Change, and all
would want to see him, his presence was so
grand and entirely unlike that of other men.
I can very vividly recall the sensation Mr.
Webster's presence used to make on State
street in his rare visits there, and just how
he appeared. He seemed to move among
the crowd as if apart from it, not of it, and
as one belonging to some other and more
superior order of existence. He passed
along with slow and majestic step, his hat
drawn low over his broad forehead and his
deep-set cavernous eyes looking out
from under his dark, shaggy,, eye­
brows in a dreamy sort of way,
as if their owner found little that
was congenial in the moving panorama
about him. His commanding form and
impresive manner would cause the most
indifferent stranger to turn at once to look
at him and ask of the nearest person, "Who
is he?" I can well understand why it was, as
his best biographer has told us, that the
coal-heavers of London stopped their work
and turned to look at Daniel Webster when
he walked the streets of that great city. I
have seen Mr. Webster many times, and
heard him make many addresses. But as a
a speaker his efforts at the bar in some of
the famous cases in which he was retained
made the most lasting impression on my
mind. His style before a jury was clear,
transparent, direct, simple. He had what
a great writer of antiquity termed the great­
est accomplishment of the greatest minds
—the faculty of saying the wisest things in
the language of the common people. The
venerable friend to whom I have just made
reference says he served on several juries
where Webster was pitted against the learned
and brilliant Judge Hubbard. And Web­
ster would in these contests grasp two or
three of the leading points and put them in
such a clear fuid simple light before the
juries that he would carry all before him.
As counsel he was a universal favorite with
the jurymen.
Bun, he will find a great deal ef jtruth in
them, which we are nowncaitnj, enough .to
admit. In fact,1 except wi^h, -an allowance
for the excited feelings of the time, it
is difficult to understand' 'how 1 we' beckme
so angry, with the chronicler, /who put down
what he saw with a-t feriorter's instinct? for'
truth. He told us the.facts in the:
cage per­
haps "with some neddleds harshness- aiid
entire absence of sympathy .with-' the real
meaning of the struggle butnot malicious
If or.partially." 1:5 .bta'j.uh
APennsjrlavanla Goal-sUner Performs 1
Sfcmgth." 4^ 1
Fotteville Miners' Journal
The strongest man in Schuylkill Couhtyv
if not in the State, is James Rjan, of Sfc
Clfir. He stands six feet one- inchinhxs
socks, tips the beam at 296 pounds, mess*
ures fifty-eight inches around the chest, is
so well proportioned that his size does not
appear remarkable, and is as strait as*
rush. Ryan was born in the County of
dork, Ireland, but has lived in this country
since boyhood. He is of quiet disposition^ '"Wi?
fortunately, and possesed of tremendous
Broad vs. Harrow Wagon Tires*
Prom the Chicago Tribune.
We have often wondered why people per­
sist in the use of narrow wagon tires in any
section of country where the roads are o£
clay and mud. Common sense should?
teach men that the narrower the the the
deeper the wheel will sink down in the
mud. The prevailing width of road wagoa*
tires is one and three-fourths to two Inches,
when they should be at least double that.
the tire were four inches wide, the wa£»
on would not sink one-quarter as deep
roads, and these terrible ruts seen is.
wet weather would not exist. Broad tires
have the effect of smoothing and improving
clay roads. The surface of roads will stand
a certain-amount of pressure, but the nar­
row tire of a loaded wagon cuts through it
like a knife whereas abroad tire four o*\
five inches wide would roll over it without
jinking. If the wagons in this city were
all broad tire it would save the property
holders at least half a million a year in the
wear of improved streets which are now torn:
It's soap that keeps us clean.
Women can keep secrets. A Worcester
girl, on a fridnd's promising solemnly not
to tell, told that she was going to have four
new dresses, costing $60 each. The friend
religiously kept her promise net to tell, and
the first mentioned young lady doesn't
speak to her now.
The luscious strawberry: "Shut your eyes
and open your mouth," he said to her, play­
fully, and she, with the implicit confidence
of love, did as he bade her. Then he care
fully selected a plump, "early strawberry
from a basket full of that fruit, which he
had purchased at the rate of twenty cents a
berry, and dropped it into the rosy hollow
of her mouth. She sprang to her feet in­
stantly and, spitting out the berry, said in­
dignantly: "What aid you do that for, you
nasty thing? you know I hate lemon juice."
—Brooklyn Eagle.
Extract from the Czar's diary: April 28,
11 p. M.—A quieter day than usual. A
noise was heard in wainscot about 8 P. M.
turned out the guard—mouse. Czarina
fearfully nervous no wonder, this Boycot­
ting business must stop—I shall go out ix
it blows me. My eldest son looked at me
rather curiously this afternoon seemed to
be examining my points. Can he havft
joined the Nihilists? Took a pill to-night
had it analyzed made guard swallow three
of them to make sure. Hark, what was
that? Nothing, of course, a falling clinker
what foolishness. Shall now take my
night-capowhiskeyvich.—New York Com~
mercial Advertizer.
Dr. D'Unger the Victim of Whisky and
bodily strength. His biceps measure
twenty-one inches, and the rest of MB limbs
in proportion. He is now over 60 years of 4
age, but is still possessed of extraordinary Y?
strength. He has since his youth worked
in the mines, and his companions tell #oa
derful stories of feats of strength perform­
ed by him. He goes to his work, winter and
summer in his shirt-sleeves. Years ago,
before he turned over anew leaf and set*
tied down, he drank five gallons of whisky
and one-half barrel of porter every week^
This is Touched for by men who have
known him for twenty years. This amount
of liquor seems large enough to have killed
even a stronger man than Ryan, but ho
survived the strain and to-day, in spite of
his years and the ill-treatment his constitu­
tion has received, is the strongest man is.
this part of the state. Some years ago Ry­
an was in Pottsville with a friend, when.
their attention was called to a lifting-ma
chine in chaise of a travelling showman,
who was inviting the passers-by to tiy theis
lifting capacity. The capacity of the ma­
chine was 1,000 pounds. Ryan was asked
by his friend if he could lift that amount.
"I can break the machine, man," be re»
plied. The owner of the lift heard the re­
mark, and offered to give $5 to the
who could lift 1,000 pounds or break the
machine. Ryan braced himself and lifted
for all that was in him. He broke the ma­
chine, and, strange to say. he got the $5.
by narrow tires or heavily laden-
tracks. We find the following on this sub­
ject in the Dowagiac (Mich.) Republi­
"The wide tire wagon is coming into
general use in this vicinity. Those who
haye purchased tLi« style of wagon could
not be induced to go baok to the old. The
philosophy of this is readily observed. Th»
broad tire does not cut through either la
mud or sand, thus making the draught
much lighter besides this the roads are nor:
cut up, but to the contrary, the broad tir»
presses down the lumps and leaveB a
smooth track, thus bettering the rovds, the
advantage of which is easily understood
Many farmers and teamsters are having
their wheels fixed over with abroad tire,
which is done at a small cost,while hardly a
new wagon is made here of the old style*
It is hoped that the broad tire will be gen­
erally adopted, and that none will pur
chase a wagon without first considering
the benefits arising from using_this style.
The tire which seems to meet with general
favor is three and a half inches wide.
JTacetious Things.
It's nope that keeps us up,
It's nope that keeps our memories green
It's hope that makes our lives sublime,
formerly a publisher of a news-
paper at Duluth and afterwards a resident ot .. ..
Minneapolis, and later of Chicago, where he
coined piles of money by furnishing the victims
of drunkenness a sure preventive in the shape of
cinchona rubra, has turned out a baa man. ,:.
The Chicago tribune devotes two_ columnB to
an account of a scandalous episode in lu»
^appears that D'Unger became infatuated
with an adventuress in that city, who
and while under the influence 0*
Tribune asserts that notwit*-
(standing the doctor's infallible reiuedy for
drunkenenss he is himself addicted to the fre­
quent and injudicious use of the cup that mefr
nates—he produced the arrest of the wom*e
on charge blackmail. The Tribune pnrfr)
number of letters,said to have been written oy
the doctor to the party complained of, and to
other persons, some of wnioh. are decidedly
piquant. The narrative cloSes ai follows
ffHis rashness is gererally oonoeded, by those'
wliq are acquainted with the circum- -J
stances,'' to be the outgrowth of a
of 'desperation, catfied- by| a long-continuetf
Spree, and for Which he will! be1sorry $
•gets:sober. :.It irfljaten^td-.everybody thatuw
doctor has been played
scrupulous woman, who is none 1
take eventhe educated
.intow, pickhim4ofwhatfcepqpsessed.andth«»
iva ParnfeiV'ttf Ad'herself
her' wemsoMe 16M
two of the lefctepj.OMMB:«mo^^n+e.nAd^c^
person who. least of aU.
&£ed toWe injdrinea offcis %raceful and
damaging debaucheries.''
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