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VOL. I.--NO. 1, " . BEAUFORT, a C^WEMBEE 25. ^00 PEK A^M. =
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A Persian Lore Song.
Ah! Bad aro they who know not lord,
Ifcit, far from passion's tears and smilsn
-TWft down a raoonloBa sea, beyond
The eilvory coaBts of fairy iaies.
And sadder they whoso longing lips
Rise empty air, and never touch ,
The dear warm month of thoee they love-* /
5 Waiting, wasting, a offering much. /
But clear as amber, line las mask,
Is lifo to those who, pilgrim wise, J
Move hand in hand from dawn to dork,
E&oh morning nearer Paradise.. . J
; olx, npt for them ahaU angels pray t
y stand In everlasting lighty
They walk in Allah's Bmile by d^.
And nestle in his heart by j/ght.
THE mut;<eers.
" Man the mastheads there I" was
*he order from the mate of the Btatesm
fill rtrt n illflftl* mnvninra 4U?
? uitgU'T I 4IU liilO I
tropical latitnws of the Pacifltf.
"'ho ur^tSr was obeyed by tiipse whose I
... it was to take the first look-onts
' .!,e I'.rming, But the youngster
'..t- w was in the fore to'gullant
' t -. o j/?o-..'u in tht tj: top, rud 1
. i. rapid glr.p.-o round Ur: 'u> n.
Bailer iur ? < ?= *hi?x l?ow !" >h re!o#
" ! v. with ?ai! set, t- ruing
.eotmC^r ut caused a stir at
1 ? "o ^ut not onfy the
'i Lue watch below up.
t" . -ant morning duti of
\ decks was suspended for
ehii;, to gaze ifjpon tliet un.a:de
of a whale-boat ^one
in, coming to boari us
uri g like the veritible
i t ine, of equatorial nltow
.i. i more than a com do
i when first discovered,
v u tiy under the combin?d
ui -ud oars. uThe cap tail'?
..cope was brought to bear, anctyjt1
y was soon ascertained that she bad. Pt
least & full crew. We baoked the main* i
topsail, and hove to, waiting impifciently
to know more, and making vanoub
sli re wd-guesses and speculations at
to her history and oharacter.
' ^They've lowered for whale^and
got tot from their ship," snggeetecF
cm^ r
"Likely enough," returned an-i
" The captain makes out eight men
lu tier,ccUtnKdBi'oomitis itOra
Here was a new phase of the matter,
and our theory was blown to the four
winds. Nobody would lower in pursuit
of whalee with any mora than six
in a boat.
" Castaways, of courso," was now the
unanimous opinion. "Ship foundered
or burnt at sea and some of her boats
lost with her."
"Rut were not Venfc Inner in nna
penee, for the strangers brought their
Xrail craft alongside as rapidly as oars
and canvas oonld do it and leaped on
deck, in a few minutes we were in
possession of the whole story?a parody
on the old one of Bligh and Fletcher
The boat contained Captain Watson,
his mato and six others, from the
bark Newcastle, of Sydney, who had
been Bet adrift the day before by mutineers.
The second mate, named McGregor,
was at the head of the conspiracy,
whioli had been most artfully
planned and carried into exeoutioB,
while he hud charge of the deck.
It was supposed that McGregor, the
new commander, intended to carry the
bark down among the Marshall
Islands and there destroy her, taking,
up his residence among the savages.
Thero were still twenty men on board ;
but how many of them were actively
engaged in the plot, or how many
were merely cowed into submission to
the new authority, was more than the
captain oonld tell.
" And how far do you suppose your
ship to be from ua now ?" asked Gaptain
I have steered west-northwest, by
< ipass, as nsar as Iconld," said Gap<
Watson ; *' and have run, I should
. \ ye, about eighty miles. The Newwhen
I lost sieht of her. was hv
I id on thb northweBt taok, under
.ail. She ought to bear nearly
du> st from us."
below, and let's layoff your
com V - the chart. I don't know as 1
oau ddw *binf foryou, even if I should
fall in TSv. 'our ship, but it might be
. Pome sat r\ ion to see her."
The two c.i>v mob went into the cabin,
*y< nu Ho.'ii the oftrer Was passed along to
-rftttU sail oil a wind. Nothing was
.<riug th'f day,and at night we
o. akng jj .. >nd the first gray
a.g showed up the bark
' onoo by Captain WatrV&A
i their own vessel?
' course.
1 near ns if
>0 ' %
... ik:
V V, '' *
' 1 V. "
yp- v ' -J&^
^ 1 S?*es*i
tei?|~'/rhat mast be McGregor's oV
ject. JPhere's isn't much tobacco o
board' and bat little powder. He wan
to bny more. Captain Bent, let's yc
an/ I have another talk by ourselves
1it added, seeming to have oonoeivc
^ome now idea.
< Their conference was short; bu
judging from the expression on the
faoes, when thtoy came on deck an
took the mates into thair confereno
it seemed to have been productive <
something of importance. The bark
boat^in which the wanderers had bee
picked up, was plaoed overhead on ti
skids, as if she 'had been one at 91
own, and a sail thrown over her tin
he might mot Joe recognized. The Cre
wore inst roofed to keep themselves on
of sight while -the two vessels we
" What back is that ?" asked Ca]
tain $en, innocently, after he bad giv<
his own name.
" The Nevoutla. of Ri?ln?T."
" Who com maud 8 her I"
" Watson," was the reply.
" One of oar men had bus leg brok<
yesterday," hailed oar oaptain, " and
wonld like to get the service of yoi
Bargeon." "
Certainly. Ill ooma aboard, ai
Ving the doctor with me. I wish to s
yon to trade with you." And with
farewell wave of a trumpet, as tl
vessel passed oat of hearicg, 1
luffed to under our lee, and then lo1
ered his boat.
Now the doctor of the Newcastle w
at that moment in onr own cabin, 1
] having been sent adrift in the boat wii
the oaptain ; but McGregor wonld,
: coarse, bring some one to persona
the oharaoter. This would take sev<
men from her orew ; and it was all
certain that he wonld man his bo
with his choice spirits, for if he broug!
any doubtful or lukewarm ones, tin
might prattle. We had our instruction
and within five minutes after the sev<
men Btepped on our deck, they had t
been deooyed below and quietly s
The boat was veered astern by tl
warp, and the main topsail filled on
wind, just as if we had made MArang
ments for a day's " gam," according
the frequent usages of whale-ships <
cruising ground. Of oofHrse pur pai
ner followed our lead, keepiqg*ebmpai
with us all day, without the least sn
picion. The remainder of our plan
regain possession of the ship could on
^ McGregor*1 and ^'his'* associates
crime were ironed and placed in ti
rhn for safe-keeping. After dark
hove to and set a light in the riggin
which was at onoo answered by anoth
from the Newcastle, as she closed wii
us and lay under onr lee.
Away went a boat from us in ohar(
of our mate, with a picked crew ; whi
a short distance astern of her followc
another, with Captain Watson and h
whole party. Toe ruffian who was
charge of the bark, calling himsc
mate of ber, was amused by the fir
comers with a story that his captain hi
I made a bargain for a quantity of gu
I powder and tobacco, and that our ma
I t.J I L ^
iiuu uetui Hum ior lav money in pa
menl. Suspecting nothing, he invifc
his visitor below, to drink and enj<
himself awhile. Onr men manag<
adroitly to engage the attention of tho
on deck, and the seeond boat wi
silently alongside in the .darkness, b
(ore her approaoh had been observe
by them.
| The alarm was given by the ci
"Boat ahoy 1" but too late. As si
touched the side, her crew sprang upl
assist onrs, forming a superior fore
with all the advantages of surprise
McGregor's lieutenant was knooke
I down, by par mate in the oabin ; tl
few men who really had any heart i
the mutiny were quiokly disposed ol
and in lessthan two minutes from tt
time the bd^t was hailed, the quarte
deck of th4 Newoastle was in posse
sion of her, former officers.
McGregorknd the other principals i
the revolt, still ironed, were carried 1
Sydney for ttial. As our season wi
up, we kepi oompany with Captai
Watson, ana made our port ther
where we were liberally rewarded 1
the owners of Uie recaptured vessel f<
our share in the business.
A Lady's Chnntos of Being: Marrie
The statistician, and likewise tl
average woman all the way from fiftet
yeara of age to the point when birtl
day anniversaries cease to be a time <
cheer and gpatnUtion, may take i
least a passing interest in u table r
cently printed in England, to show tl
relations between matrimony and ag
Every woman has 4>me chance of beir
married : it may be one chanoe to fill
against it, or it mai be ten to one th
she will marry. B|t whatever that i
representing her entire ohauoe at 01
hundred, her particular chance at ce
tain defined points a! her progress ;
j tiiiJIi is found to be,in the followir
ra'ios. ? When betwven fifteen ar
itWHuty years she has fourteen and
, ' uli per ennt. of her wkole probabilitj
whan bet'. ten twenty and twenty-fl'
bits fi/ Hro per cent.; betwe?
ly-f>e n thirty, eighteen p
r mi yeara she has lo
ru m. ilf per cent, of h
bui unt. hirty-flve she hi
\ od h? ? i^nt. Betwet
una fa. Tig three ai
per ^ tnd for ea<
1 e - < i.-. respective
! ~'f, oi< "iprhv and on
on* - t'tes six!
ti. ct o r * or on
oi hoi- cooler
tigur ' \ j '.f ,iyfi h o.'S
t thfc v ag>. (
? | gw 'Ti: i < tr r?n?rM to the oh an gr?, |o
"i f aid laviotl ii 1 n'r. - ? ? v !
i upparci.l ill oiiK-ti,, l
\ Paper Read by JDr. Beard before the
>U Public Health Association of Phtladelphla.
Dr. Beard redd a paper before the c
American Public Health Association of r
Philadelphia, on the subject of " Hay- i
Fever and its Cure." The doctor be- c
ld gan his investigation jPbn this subjeot j.
e> by preparing a " circular Of inquiry," g
which he sent all over the oountry?to ^
8 persons suffering from the disease, to ^
lu physicians, to scientific persons, oad in j.
* fact to all who could aid him in his re- c
** searches upon this subject. From the a
at information thHs obtained he arrtoed g
w at the conclusions embodied in his ,
flt paper, of which the following ia a
re synopsis: . .?
Hay fever is a complex and not a sim-' *j]
pie disease, as has been generally un- t
311 derstood. The first element ?f the disease
is a nervo-bilious temperament,
or, at least, a temperament In whioli c
the nervous element predominates.
Hav-fever natients are the oIhkh of n&.
H* tionta subject "to other nervous lis*
eases. The second factor in this diBar
ease is heat following cold. The heat .
of hot climates does not seem to aot as y
a cause, but the heat of temperate a
ee climates following the cold weather.
a The disease is found only in that belt e
s? where there are extremes of temperaa?
ture. Third?"Various exoiting causes, j
w~ over twenty or more in "number, snob
as perfume of flowers, dust, in-door and .
48 out-door, fresh hay, old hay, bright |
if? sunlight, gaslight, close oonfined air,
E smoke, cinders, hulking of oorn, Roman ^
wormwood, sneeze-weed, over-exertion,
te etc. In order to get up a case of hay- <
m fever two of these three factors, oer- ,
8? tainly the first two, are necessary. The
** exoiting causes are named tinder the
third head, and have beenr regarded as
the d^jpose, hence the name hay-fever, ,
lB> peach cold, rose-cold, etc. One might
as well call a sick-headaohe a sausage- *
111 headauh?, because it may be at times 1
?" caused by eating sausages. The majority
of the patients afflicted with hay- ,
fever who are reported to me are of i
a American birth. Dr. Jaoobi, of New (
York, whose experience and praotice y
*? among the better class of Germans are ]
veryGarge, tells me that he has never
rt" known a case of hay-fever among Ger- (
ay mans in this country. I suspect that ,
l8" among foreign population not born
in this country hay-fever is oompara- j
tively rare; just as among the same
f** ulakJua mwwuus disease of ml kinds are
,in comparatively rare. ^
ue After a person has once been atwe
tacked he seems to be for all hie life E
?? liable to be again attacked. Now and t
?* then one may go over a year without
b" tho disease, but this is rare. Some- i
times tho disease increases in severity t
?? with years, and sometimes diminishes.
|? A majority of my patients have tried e
. the local application of the solution of t
,18 qninine, as recommended by Helmholtz,
113 and they report that it is little or no
good. Among the regions which hay- ^
fever patients visit with benefit, I may
ld mention the White Mountains and the
ocean everywhere, at least in oold
te dimes ; for those who take sea voyages
y~ almost never suffer while at sea, but
may be attacked as soon as they land.
3y A trip to Earope, the Adirondack
3U region and the island of Maokinaw are
8? very highly recommended by some.
Rs Dr. Dennison, of Denver, Colorado,
?" sends me a pamphlet which reports
that seme cases of hay-fever have been
cured by a residence in that locality.
7 Dike other nervons diseases, it is
J? powerfully under the influence of the
mind. The striking periodicity of tha
?? disease ooming on as it does, in a cer^
tain case, at precisely the same day or
- ncur, is probably the result iu part of ,
. expectation of the patient that "it will ,
.. come then. The plan of treatment that
' I would suggest for hay-fever is as fol- .
lows : First, to prevent the disease.
r" As early as Maroh or April the patient 1
should begin to take a course of nerve 4
. tonic treatment. I would recommend 1
it to be arsenio, phosphorus in itsvari- ?
ous forms, cod liver oil, iodoform and
. eleotricity, especially the methods of ,
lu general galvanization and general
faridization. When the disease appears .
l7 the great dependence must be on local
5r treatment, combined with general tonic ,
treatment. Mr. friend, Dr. W. F. ,
Hutchinson, of Providence, had a case
this year, which he broke up by central
l'? galvanization. I relieved decidedly one
ie case and somewhat relieved another
m by flocal galvanization externally. The
remedies should be used thoroughly.
The great trouble with those wb*> galvanize
themselves is that they do not
e_ completely and thoroughly bring the
jq remedies to act upon all the sinnous ^
e and tortuous lining membrane of the j
' nasal passages.
6 ~ 1
It Plants. [
s, It is well known that plants sleep at i
10 night; bat their hoars of sleeping aro ?
r- a matter of habit, and may be disturbed I
in artificially, just as a cock may be woke t
ig ap and orow at untimely hours by the <
id light of a lantern. De Oandolle sub- c
a jeoted a sensitive plant to an exceed- ?
r; ingly trying oourse of discipline, by f
re completely ohanging its honrs ; ex- i
in posing it to a bright light all night, so ^
er as to prevent sleep, and putting it in a 1
at dark room during the day. The plant t
er appeared to be muon puzzled and dis- <
as turbed at first; it opened and closed its j
in leaves irregularly, sometimes nodding <
id in spite of the artificial sun that shea c
ih its beams at midnight, and sometimes '
ly waking up from foroe of habit, to find s
e- the ohamber dark in spite of the time r
ir of day.. Such are the trammels of use i
a- and wont. Bat, after an obvious strng- I
NieNPresident and the Horse Dealer
Among the enterprising citizens wh
rontHbuted to the St. Louis State fai
ras Mr. Dillon, who is a dealer i
Gorman horses. Mr. Dillon has re
ently imported a number of these ani
uals from Europe, and had a " six-in
iau3 " nttaohed to a ponderous vehicl
>n the fair grounds. Driving aroum
he geurse, the horse fancier met oh
Jam.Buckmaster, of Illinois, and in
luoeti him to accept a seat in the oara
'an.* They drove several times aroum
he (stock, and were the observed of al
sbservers, but finally Mr. Buckmastei
leeing two gentlemen approaching
laid : *' There comes the President;
nnsfcget out and meet him."
President [" exclaimed Dillon
that -is just the man I want t
iee.^1 wanted to got hold of a ma
hatvia a good judge of horseflesh
Vhiofc is the President ?"
" 'T'ae gentleman in dark clothe
larrying the umbrella," replied Sam.
"Hallo 1 cried Dillon to th
tranger ; " come here ; I want to se
The?gentlemon with the umbrella a]
>roached smilingly and shook Dillo
>y the hand, supposing that he w?
mm A Wnnnaintanrtn m# nt hnr fimna
" What do you think ol my team <
laid Dillon.
"They do very well," said the ma
n datfk clothes.
" Jtlmp in and let me show you the
>aoe. i Bring your friends along,
houted Dillon, heartily.
" You must excuse tno. I don't wai
o be fconspicuous," said the strange
" Conspicuous ?" remarked Dilloi
Get in here and let me give you
ide behind these horses."
" No?no," oried he of theumbrelh
* I must be going."
" Why don't you get in? I won
sat yon 1" said the horse fancier.
At this the stranger and the frier
urne<$ abruptly away, and wore lost i
he crowd.
" well." exolaimed Dillon to Bucl
neater, who stood by dumbfonndei
' Just to think that the president of
>ne-borse Missouri fair refused to ri<
jehind my team. What a sop he mu
" President of the fair !" Buokmast
ihouted in amaze ; "don't yeu kne
who that was ?"
"No," replied Dillon ; " you told n
tie wafcthe President."
is the President," rejoim
Buck master, " but not of the fai
Why, surely you knew him ?"
"I'll be hanged if I did," Dillc
taid. " I was sure he was president <
his fair."
"Oh, this is too muoh I" oried San
' Why, that was the President of tb
United States I"
Dillon grew very red in the face, an
lowly gasped forth : " Was?thatIrant?"
" Certainly, it was Gen. Grant."
Dillon caught up his reins, droppe*
lis whip and exclaimed, "Oh?"
A Clean Apron.
A lady wanted a truBty little maid I
3ome and help her to take charge of
oaby. Nobody oonld recommend on
ind she hardly knew where to look f<
;he right kind of a girl. One day si
iras passing through a by-lane and sa
tlittle girl with a clean apron holding
mby in the doorway of a small hous
1 That is the maid for me," said tl
ady. She stopped and asked for h
nother. "Mother has gone out
vork," answered the girl. "Father
lead, and now mother has to do ever
-hing." " Should you not like to con
ind live with me ?" asked the lad
I should like to help mother som
iow," said the little maid. The lad
nore pleased than ever with the tic
ooks of the little girl, went to see h<
nother after shd oame home, and ti
md of it was that the lady took tl
naid to live with her, and she foundrhat,
indeed, she expeoted to findl>ftf
thn Tiuot ? * 1
aj/jiumauuc U1 lit5T perse
ihowed the neat and orderly bent i
ler mind. She had no careless habit
ihe was no friend to dirt; but ever
hing she had to do with was folded t
ind put away, and kept carefully. T1
ady finds great comfort in her, ai
lelps her mother, whose lot is not no
io hard as it was. She smiles wht
the says, " Sally's recommendatic
vas her clean apron and who wi
lay that it was not a good one ?
A Curious Character.
A singular trial has just been coi
daded in New Haven, Conn. The su
vas brought by a farmer against h
lired man, who claimed un offset 1
nore than the amount of the plaintiff
ilaim. The plaintiff, some time ag<
laving lost his record books, mad
rotes of his business transactions o
leparate sheets of paper, which he d<
)osited as fancy inclined him. Somt
i inert they would be placed beneath tb
larpei., sometimes behind desks an
loors. and wherever their annran? *???
tupposed to be unquestioned. Near]
ill these papers the plaintiff brongl
nto eonrt to snstain his claim. ~ Thei
vera suoh qneer items as tlnsr Tt
lired man did something in dppositio
o the wish of his employer, the plaintil
>r pushed him hard against a door, ii
tiring his feelings thereby. For som
if these episodes th4 hired man wi
iharged forty cents. | For 1>uin
liquory " mother charge was enterec
tnd for t'uMi ; g down stairs, and
ihocktog U*u * *? ?\!>oT a
ras a?Ved. V. ; r?<i mat 1i~ >
jay iq- to sritl
ingot h; fjr* eTMin am--nnt T
khor ho p'ixio-- V th$ *r f
, Clothing for Cold Weather.
0 The usual dross is snffioient quantity,
r and often good in quality, but it is Terr
a badly distributed. There is too muon
about the trunk, and too little about
j. the lower extremities. If one quarter
[. of the heavy woolen, overcoat or shawl
0 were taken from the trunk, and wrapd
ped about the legs, it would prove a
j great gain. When we men ride in the
cars, or in the sleighs, where do we suffer
? About the legs and feefcj When
J women suffer from the cold, where is
1 it ? About the legs and feet!
Tho legs and feet are down near the
floor, where the cold ourronts of air
j move. The air is so cold near the floor
that all prudent mothers say, " Don't
. lie there. Peter ; get up, Jerusha Ann ;
q play ; play on the Bofa; you will take
n your death cold lvin?r tli?r? ?-m *>??
L> floor." And they are quite right.
Daring the damp and oold season,
,8 the legs should be enoased in very thick
knit woolen drawers, the feet in thick
e woolen stockings (which must be
,e changed every day,) and the shoe soles
must be as broad aB the feet when fully
spread, so that the blood shall have
in free passage. If the feet are squeezed
l8 in the least, the circulation is oheoked,
and coldness is inevitable. This free
) ? circulation cannot be Beoured by a loose
upper with a narrow sole. If when the
foot stands naked on a sheet of paper
it measures three and a half inches,
;r the sole must measure three and a half.
? I will suppose, says Dio Lewis, you
' have done all this faithfally, and yet
your feet and legs are oold. Now add
r more woolen, or if you are to travel
a' much in tho cars, or in a sleigh, pro8
cure a pair of ohamoie-skin or washleather
drawers, which I have found to
k. be most satisfactory.
' I have known a number of ladies af't
dieted with hot and aching head, and
other evidence of congestion about the
l(j upper parts, who were completely rein
lieved by a pair of chamois-ekin drawers
and broad-soled shoes. Three ladies
in every four suffer from some oonges3
tion in the upper part of tho body. It
8 is felt in a fullness of the head, in sore
](> throat, in palpitation of the heart, torst
pid liver, ana in many other ways. It
is well known that a hot foot-bath will
6r relieve for the time being any and ? all
IW of these difficulties. This bath draws
the blood into the legs and feet, reao
lieving the congestion above. What j
the hot foot-bath does for an hour, the
e<3 broad soled shoes with thiok woolen
;r_ stockings, and a pair of flannel drawers,
with a pair of wash-leather drawers
added, will do rw>rmononH? . ?? '
/u f ? f | UI UUUrHtJ
rjf I am speaking of cold weather. No
one hesitates to multiply the olothing
a> about the trunk. Why hesitate to in,e
orease the clothing about the legs ? As
a preventive of many common affeod
tions about the chest, throat and head,
_ including nasal catarrh, I know nothing
so effective as the dress of the lower
extremities which I am advocating,
j The bath is a good thing, exercise is
a good thing, friotion is a good thing,
but, after all, our main dependence in
this climate must ever be, during the
cold reason, warm, clothing. Already
?0 we overdo this about our trunks, but
a not one person in ten wears clothing
e enough about the legB and feet.
16 The Exact Truth,
: a Two young masons were building a
e. brick wall?the front wall of a high
le house. One of them, in placing a
er brick, discovered that it was a little
to thicker on one side than the other,
is "His companion advised him to
y- throw it out. " It will make your wall
le untrue, Ben," said he.
y. "Pooh !" answered Ben, "what dife
ference will such a trifle as that make ?
fr, xou're too particular."
y " My mother," replied his companir
ion, "taught me that truth is truth,'
le ever so little an untruth is a lie, and a
le lie is no trifle."
? "O," said Ben, " that's all very well;
? but I am not lying, and I have no in>n
tent ion oi doing so."
of "Very true, but you make your wajl
s, tell a lie ; and I have somewhere read
y- that a lie in one's work, like a lie in his
ip character, will show itself sooner or
ie later, and bring harm, if not ruin."
id " I'll risk it in this case," answered
w Ben ; and he worked away, laying more
in bricks and carrying the wall up higher,
>n till the close of the day, when they
.11 quit work and went home.
The next morning they went to resume
their work, when behold the lie
had wrought out the result of all lies 1
The wall getting a little slant from the
a- untrue brick, had got more and more
it untrue as it got higher, and at last, in
is the night, had toppled over, obliging
to the masons to do their work over
? again.
|>, Just so with ever so little an nntrnth
'e in yonr character; it grows more and
n more, if you permit it to remain, till
it brings sorrow and ruin.
8- Tell, aot and live the exact truth alia
* English Army.?Last year 743
l7 soldiers were sentenced for desertion
it from the British army. Soma of the
'e reasons given for desertion hf men
ie are curious. Forty-seven were annoyed
'1 by comrades or harshly treated by
li non-commissioned offioers and others; 1
i- forty-four married without leave, o* J
ie had love affairs ; eighty-seven were led *
us astray by drlsk, or dsssrtod from aisg
like to the anny ; eighty-one were perI,
snaded by comrades or bad oompany
t . ?-fw 'on* alleged refusal of absence . | i
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Items of interest.
At Salisbury, N. H., Master Ouahon,
aged fifteen-killed Master Oouoh, aged
fifteen, w^fch a club.
A society for the introdnotion of tt.n- 4 *'
Eeranoe lilsrature in the pablio schools
as been formed in Ohioago.
The sale of onions has largely in- /
creased in Maine, those who iroold L
like alcohol if they ooold get it Beings
according to one theory, the purchase**.
In October the affectionate husband
weeps to see his wife skip about thai
house flourishing a duster, and to hear j
her shriek in aoouuL. wild, ** Kill him 11
There's another moth miller !"
A good meal, it is said, .is served in a
restaurant in the Rue de Trfnite,' for
nine oents. The menu comprises a'
plate of meat, a plate of vegetables
dessert, and half a bottle of wine.
A couple of fellows who were prefoj
thoroughly soaked with bad whisky got
into the gutter. After floundering for
some timejme of them said. "Let's go
to anothernonse ; this hotel leaks."
An inquiring man thrust his flog-;ru
into a horse's month to see ho* i. >ir
teeth he had. The horse cloci birmouth
to see how many fingers thy*
man had. The onriosity of each was
fnlly satisfied.
Thirty Chinese boys have jnst arrived
in Springfield, Mass, to be thenoe sr *
to various schools in that State : Connecticut
for education. The.
brought their wardrobes and trinket*
in great bamboo ohests.
The lifting power of plants is well
illustrated by an oak tree in South Had- 4,
ley, Mass. A rook had a seam in ik -X"
and a fibrous root from the oak crept
into the seam, grew and lifted the rook,
weighing over a ton, to a height of one
A Western man set fire to the prairie
for fan, but after he ran seven miles
and olimbed a tree, with his pant":
about all burned eff, he oonelnded the
sport was a little too violent exev is lo
be indulged in oftenar than one >
a lifetime.
Qood advice. When you use a Dostr.1
card, always write the address then 1
thing. Tons of postal cards witho*
any addrese are destroyed in the Dead
Letter Office, because people write
their message first and then forget to
address the card.
A bashful young man mortally, offended
the bride of his most lntUhato3
friend by stammering, when taken
aback by a request for a toast at the
wedding supper: " Tom. my f-fr-friend,
may you hare a wedding once a yeas
as long as you live."
A pistol to be used by Marietta Ravel
in a play at a Troy theatre was loaded
with a decidedly realistio bullet, Hf
boy had been rat hunting with theJhfl?
arm, and had left in a deadly charge.
The discovery was made just in tin**,
probably, to save the life of an actor.
Nineteen years ago a Tennmee
father refnsed to let his yonng daughter
go to a oatfdy-pnl), and she disappeared.
The other day she rey-uxcd,
lifted eleven children out of the t "on,
and entered the house and took o
things as coolly as if she hadn't \ as
gone over a day. \ -l
Excellent paper pillows may be made
of old letters?the stiffer the paper
the better. Newspapers will not do.
The paper should be out into strips
and rolled ronnd an ivory knitting
needle; it is then almost like a spring,
and makes a mnoh better cushion
than the torn paper, being more elastic.
Tee Slave Trade.
It is not alone piety which prompts
thousands of Mohiammedapz merchants
annually to join,the pilgrims marching
to Mecoa. The oharm of a profitable >
bargain is not nnknown to these apparently
righteous wanderers, and they i; co
by no means oversorofftlous as to th>
manner in which they gain their money.
While the more devout shed their tears
and say their prayers at the shrine of
the Prophet, those who have an eye to
business oactnre hIrvph
can, in the regions of Afrioa throhgf:
which they pass, and sell tnem wit. \n
the Dominions of the Saltan of Moi rxioo,
who takes one slave in twenty us
his tribnte. This trade, which is car
ried on within a few leagues of th?.
French settlements in Algeria, is said
to be by far the most laorativo indulged
in by the caravans. Three thousand S
slaves are annually brought down from
the Soudan, and not even the powdered
gold, the inoense, the precious stones,
the indigo, or the rhmooeros herns,
which the caravans sometimes get is
Central Africa, are sought for with hi I
the eagerness displayed in slp~e-kimting.
A Bich Church.
The salaries of twenty-eight p1 a .3 ,
of the Established Church of Sin ??la ni
amount to ?152,900 a year, or injfcr1)
eight hnndred thousand dollars , i 'tuto
this you must add ?38,000 for un many
deans. The annual patronai e at t-'hed
lu iuodu iiii?u?j-wb?' " iki'tbu
at jE901,165. This patr . v j
canons rt idsnt, w .a .i .vu<1
other ole?,f'1 snnggr T'?e
of the . ; ! u5v?to K ti?e '. .is* i*{-. 'iff'.'
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