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THE TRIBUNE.
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/]]^ VOL. 14. ' BEAUFORT, S. C., FEBRUARY 23, 1870. '$1.50 PER ANNUM.
A Child's Prajor.
81
Father, oh, hear me, ; y
Bend from above ; B]
Breathe on me blessing, v
Breathe in me love;*
Shield mo from danger, B'
Trouble andfstrife ; h
Aid mo in climbing h
| Steep bills of life.
? fi
Dark angels leave me : j,
Frail is your power, y
If I am guarded
By Him every hour ; 1<
He will not leave me
If I entreat O
Aid and protection s
Here at His feet. 8
Father, oh, hoar me ! 11
Bend from above ;
Breathe on me blessing,
Breathe in me love ;
Father, oh, fold me j
CIobo to Thy broaat!
Then sink I sweetly
And safely to rest. v
? ? 8
A Woman's Story. ?
h
li
It had mined nil day a dull, depressing It
down-pour, but now, just as the day was ti
ending, the sun saw fit to burst out from
v |behind a pile of jagged, black clouds and
flood the little planet below with crim- ti
son glory. The far-spreading sea shone ^
like an ocean of flame and nil the western
windows of the old farmhouse were h
flecked with the crimson glory. ti
.Tanet Stuart stood looking out at the
radiant western sky, her heart in her n
eyes. The red light went shifting in I
fiery lances through tho thiok masses of
her blue-black lrnir and flashed bock
from her deep, strong eyes. She stood "
there looking fixedly out at the lurid ?
light, her back turned to the pair at the
piano talking and singing softly in the ^
> April twilight. It
uuu ol these was Miss Iugestre, their
London guest, a delicate, fairy figure, w
not at all like Janet's?a delicate rose- A
bloom face looking out at you through a
halo of pore gold hair; the other Mr. E
Etheridge.
- Now the pair struck out into a duet, c
Softly and sweetly came across the room h
the delicious Italian song, a song full
of passionate pain. Out of the western a
sky slowly faded the crimson sunburst, ?
grayly crept up the twilight, palely gem- 8>
med with stars. o:
" Darkening 1" Janet Stuart thought, N
with weary eyes, that never left the "
, steo.-blue sky. "Darkening?like my h
life 1"
It faded entirely out, the last flash of h
/; the dying day. The stars swung in the ^
, blue-black concave, and a pale, young
moon sailed serenely up to the zenith. 81
still, while the day faded and tile 81
night came, the twain at the piano never
" ' stirred. Their low laughter, their half- a'
'**' *NHiispered words, their soft singing, cj
* came to the listener's ear; but she j"'
never looked at them. She sat colder
and whiter than snow, her hands still w
,n folded. tl
" He promised to love me and be w
' '""'true to me always," her heart kept
prying; - "audsee how he keeps his h'
word." hi
" In the dark ?" called a cheery voice, a*
and old Mr. Etheridge eame in.
xio was ine owner ol all the broad Ifl
acres that spread right and left, and his ?I
, . ?, nephew, Ernest, was his sole heir; for **
his wife had died nine months before, J*
and there were no children. Janet
Stuart was his adopted daughter, of ^
oourse; but she was to marry handsome "
,) Ernest, and reign in the fine old home- estead,
where all her happy girlhood had
been spent. ' v<
" In the dark, you three young owls!" "
called Mr. Etheridge. " Jennie, lass, 81
where are you ? Leave off billing and Pj
cooing, and ring for the lamp." ?*
He looked over at the piano, and the
two heads so olose together there separ- m
, ated suddenly. A tall, dark figure rose tL
from the window.
" I'm not billing and cooing, uncle." hi
Janet rang for the lamp as she spoke 01
this, and Miss Ingestre fluttered off the
piano stool. ol
"Oh, so it was you, little Eva, and A
not Janet. I won't have it. I want a rl
wedding in two months; and you mustn't
cut Jennie out." tc
Tho red blood mounted guiltily to
i Ernest Ethcridge's face, but Miss In- y<
gestre's musical laugh chimed softly *1
through the room. Janet sat by the d<
table, fixedly pale, bor eyes bent on a m
book, but the printed pages danced be- yc
fore those eyes ; and Miss Ingestre's
faint, sweet voice, chattering pretty d<
nonsense, with her blue eyes fixed on
? the old man's face, sounded in her ears ox
like the rushing roar of a waterfall, hi
By-and-bye some neighbors dropped in, tt
IMld Ihnrn mao mnrn aincrinn
w "WM ??w.w ?uu ovmo
' * dancing, and Janet played waltzes and ti
redowas and quadrilles nntil the mid- ta
night hour struok; and she toiled up to O
her room, too fagged in body and mind
even to think. h<
Bnt she was up early, for all that?up E
V with tho April birds singing in the y<
, soented trees outside, and down on the
seashore, staring with dreamy eyes over oi
*" " the dancing sea. How bright it was, all a
sparkling in the glad sunlight, with the hi
saline wind strong and sweet, and the
fishermen singing as they cast their g1
nets and the noisy children rolling in tt
the warm sands, filling the air with their ct
glad shouts.
"Oh!" she thought, "what happy 1<
creatures there are in the world I Men
who love, and are never false; women
? who trust, and are never betrayed. And ?<
1?to think I should have staked on one "
- . throw and lost 1" |e
A mail's step came crunching oyer the
and?a man's clear voice singing: "O'er
be muir amang the heather," on the t
hrill wind. She knew both step and I
oice, but sho never turned.
"Janet," cried Ernest, " I thought I
honld find you here! I know what i
eathenish hours you keep, and what fi
eathenish places yen frequent." I
Sho never answered; her eyes were
ixed on the far sea-line, her lips closed c
a nameless pain. lie threw himself on r
bo sands at her feet, and looked up t
ritli laughing blue eyes in her chauge- i
288 face. {
"My solemu Janet! What has come
ver you of late T Where has your sun- <
bine, your sparkle, your youth, your *
miles, your color gone ? Toll me what f
k is, Janet ?" ?
"Nothing you would care to know."
He shifted uueasily, his eyes loft hor *
ale, still face and wandered seaward. f
"You know I am coing to-morrow, T
eunie ?" e
"Yes, I know." t
"I wanted to speak to you before I
rent. Janet: that is the reason whv T ^
ot ap at this unchristian honr and look- 8
d for you here. I don't see the neces- 1
itv of hurrying our marriage as Uncle 1
'theridgo wishes to hurry it--we are n
oth yotuig enough to wait. I should |
ke to spend this summer in Switzor- J
ind and Italy, if you have no objec- '
ion." 8
" I have none." c
"And when I come back in the au
amn, Janet, will you bo my little
rife i" I
She rose up straight and looked in *
is smiling, handsome face for the first v
ime. *
"No," she said, steadily, "I will e
ever be that! Here is your ring, Mr. fi
Ithoridge, and hero we part." a
" Janet!"
He sprang to his feet, and stood look- 13
at her in surprise, in a sort of terror a
-in nothing else. s
" Here is yonr ring?take it f You v
ill not ? Then let the waters take it,
>ss faithless than you I"
She drew the band of gold, studded ?
ith brilliants, from her finger, and 1'
ung it far into the sea.
"Janet, listen to me! Janet?good 0
[eaven, are yon mail ?" 0
"I would bo if I listened to you. Go, h
T.. L ' 1
iniij AU^UOUXO WUIUHUW, II JOU v
ke ! What is it to me i" ti
Sho turned and walked steadfastly f
way, leaving him a petrified gazer. v
traight up to her own room, there to 0
uk by the window, her arms dropping 1
n the table, her face lying on them,
fot in tears?not in womanly sobs, only t
1 mute, deadly pain, weary of life, of e
erself, of the sunshine, of all the world.
"False!" her tortured heart kept cry- v
lg ; "false ! And I loved him so dear- r
7?so dearly !" n
The breakfast bell rang. She rose up a
ud went down, a little paler, a little c
;iller than her wont?nothing more. ?,
Old Mr. Etheridgo was there, bright P
ad lively. Miss Ingestre was there,
aattering like a magpie, her pretty
nglets freshly perfumed and curled, c
ar roses at their brightest. Ernest b
as there, silent and sulky, bnt glad, if tl
le truth must bo known, tfcat he was so
ell out of the scrape.
" She gives me up of her own accord," J
a thought, with a sense of injury; "noody
can blamo me. I'll speak to Eva
ter breakfast."
But lie was forestalled. After break- a
at his undo carried Eva off to get her
pinion about some ornamental garden- I
ig to be done, and his tender deelara- ^
on had to wait. Janet attended to her b
ousehold duties, and then, with her
ork basket, weut out and sat down by
ic open window ; presently the aehing c
pos closed in dull, dreamless sleep. o
With voices in her ears she awoke? e
licos that blended with Her sleep, and n
lat confused her. They came from the
irden ; the voice or Ernest, tender, s
leading ; the voice of Eva, sweet aud P
ear. S
" Marry you, Ernest! Good gracious ?
e! what an idea! and you engaged to 11
tat solemn Janet ?" .
" She is engaged to me 110 longer; she "
is broken off" of her own free will?jeal- ~
is of you."
" And you want me to take what an- 8
.her lady rejects ! Flattering, really I ^
thousand thanks, Mr. Earnest Ethe- *
dge; at the same time?no!"
"Eva ! Eva ! for .Heaven's sake listen 0
> mo ! I love vou with my whole "? 8;
" Heart! Of course you do ! And g
>u will break it because I refuse ? I
tall he shocked and disappointed if you R
j not. There I don't ooax?I can't
firry you beotfuso I'm going to marry
>ur undo ! Now the truth's out I" *
Janet rose abruptly and left the winjw,
fully awake at last.
" I never thought of that," she said,
i her way to her own room. " I might a
ive seen, but I never thought of s:
ist." i,
She kept her chamber until dinner tl
me, and then went down to presido at c
bio with that fixed and stone-like face. A
uly her uncle and Eva were there. b
" To think the boy should go off flvo f<
Dure earlier than he need," Uncle s!
theridge grumbled. " Janet, how can a
m allow such capers ?" s
Miss IngeBtre looked at her, a mali- 8
ou8 sparkle on her turquoise blue eyes, g
malicious smile in her rosebud laps, v
Liss Stuart met the look steadfastly. d
" Mr. Ernest Etheridge's oomings and f
oings are nothing to me; ho ih free as v
le wind that blows. But when am I to t
mgratulnte you, my good uncle ?" I
Mr. Etheridge stared?laughed-? e
>oked at Eva. t
" So you have told hor, Pussy ?" t
" I protest I have done nothing of the I
art," cried the amazed Miss Ingestre; i
but thon she is a witch, and knows g
verything." r
" Precisely. And when is it to be ?'
" Well, sinoo you have divined it, ir
lireo weeks; and jou must be firsl
)rid08maid, Jennio.
"With pleasure, Miss Ingestre."
"I'm afraid you'll fiud it rather dull
luring our absenoe, Janet," her uncle
laid. " We're going on a threo months
mdal tour, and "?
"And I am going to London. Mj
loar uncle, don't say a word. I have sel
ny heart on it. My old nurse livef
here. I will lodge with her; and,
eally, life in this stagnant village it
growing insupportable."
So it was settled, and dulv the wed
ling came off. Eva the loveliest ol
) rides, Mr. Etheridge the most ecstatic
>f old addle-headed bridegrooms, Janel
Stuart the stateliest and calmest oi
iridesmaids. Then they were gone?ofl
o Paris to begin with?and Janet said
jood-bye to tho old homestead and wac
vhirlod away to tho metropolis, where
ihe was soon busy in tho precarious ven
ure of writing a book.
Another summer and it came out, and
vas a brilliant success. Another, and c
lecond followed, and Jennie Stuart woke
ip ono morning and found herself fanous.
Rich, too, or comparatively so,
ind ablo to gratify tho desire of hoi
leart, and go abroad to fair, foreign
ands with nn admiring party of literary
rionds. Once? oh ! how long ago it
leemed now?she had thought to Waaler
through these storied nations as Eruist's
happy wife.
So the world went round, and the
'ears went by, and ten of those years
isd been counted off the great rosary,
rhen Janet Stuart came back to her naive
land. Woalth and fame had crownid
her; but she came back Janet Stuart
till, true to that old dream, a saddened
,ud lonely woman.
There were changes before her. Her
tncle was dead; his young wife inherited
11 his vast wealth; the line old honietead
was for sale, and Ernest was?
rhere? No one knew; he had gone out
o Australia, having quarreled with his
lew aunt, and, consequently, with his
Id uncle; that was all Janet could
earn.
Janet Stuart went back to the village
f her girlhood, purchaser of the fine
Id homestead where her happiest days
ind been spent, and settled down among
be laminar eights and sounds to courmted
old maidenhood. There were
riends there still glad and proud to
welcome her?and she could do good;
lid with her " gray goose quill," and
tor piano, and her pets, she was happy.
She stood in the May twilight under
he sycamore by the gate, one radiant
vening, six months after her coming,
ying up early roses and singing softly,
rhon a man came slowly up the dusty
oad and looked at the pretty picture. A
aau who was bronzed, and haggard,
nd weather beaten, and but poorly
lad?with his cap pulled far over his
yes?handsome blue eyes still. He
isnsed at the gate, weary and pale.
"Janet 1"
She turned round with a low, shrill
ry, dropped the rose vine and caught
oth his hands, her face more radiant
lian the sunset sky.
" Ernest 1 Oh, Ernest! Ernest!"
" And you are really glad to see me,
anet ?"
She opened the gate, her happy eyes
Inning lumiuons, and drew him in.
"Did you know I was here?" she
sked.
"Yes?why else should I havo come?
mt l did not mean to intrude. I only
ranted to look upon your face once more
cforo I went away again."
'' Wont away ? Where ?
" Back to Australia. I am poor and
an do nothing here; there is still an
pening there. And before I go, dearst,
bravest Janet, tell mo you forgivo
le for the past."
His voice broke down; tho old love,
tronger than ever, looked at her imloringly,
hopelessly out of his eyes,
ho stood before him, her hands lightly
n his shoulders, her dear face smiling
p at him so tender, so true.
"You must not go; you must not
jave me ! Dear Ernest, I don't forgivo
-I only love you !"
Lator, when the crystal crescent was
t its highest and the lost lights were
ying ont of the homestead windows,
irnost Etheridge walked up the peacenl,
moonlit road to his hotel. But with,
h I such an infinitely happy face, and
inging as he went:
ay I am old, and gray and sad ;
Say that health and strength have miseed me;
ay I'm poor, but also add?
Jennie kissed me.
Female Suffrage,
Mr. Sargent, of California, presented
petition iu the United StAtes Senate
igned by a large number of ladies, ask:ig
that a government be established in
ho District of Columbia which would
onnnon trrAmon vSrvkf n
VltlVJ. upvu TT \/mVU VUU AlgUU ?AJ TUITOi
lr. Sargent Raid the petition was signed
y many eminent ladies, and they sot
[>rth their request in snoh language as
hould reach tlie ear of the Senate. He
sked that the petition be read by the
ecretary. After it had been read Mr.
inrgent said he had no donbt that this
rent movement of woman suffrage
rould prevail. It was making progress
lay by day. He referred to woman snfrage
in Wyoming Territory, and said it
ma indorsed there by the judiciary, by
ho press and by the people generally,
le knew of no better place to make this
xperiment than the capital of the naion,
and therefore asked that the petiion
be referred to the committee on the
Mstriot of Columbia, to be considered
n connection with any bill to provido a
government for the District. It was so
eferred.
' POPULATION OF THE UNITED
1 STATES.
1
TVhnt the State Knumrrnt ion* ol 1ST5 &
I i HHow-Soms InterestlPK Fifturrn. v
, It has been assumed, too hastily wo ^
> think, says the Boston Advertiser, that I
the growth of the country in population ^
r has received a serious check. This con- a
elusion is based on the returns of a part
* of the censuses taken last year. We
have not seen anywhere a table contain- r
j ing results of all the enumerations, and
we have endeavored to supply the deficiency.
So far as known there were ^
r eighteen States that took a census of *
, their population during'the year 1875.
. One other made an enumeration in 1874. J
\ Of the whole fourteen eleven ore cnr>_ d
f posed to be trustworthy, and three are H
[ I not so. The census of Texas is an esti(
: mate so far as it is supposed to give the
j | total population. A school census was 11
taken, and the figures below are based
upon the result of that, corrected by a
I comparison of the votes at different clec- ^
t tions. The return for Michigan is that
( for the year 1874, so that it represents n
one year less of growth .than in the e
other cases : P
1*70. 1875. il
Iowa 1 194,020 1,350,544 p
l Kansas 304,399 528,437 o
Louisiana 726.915 857,039 i.
Massachusetts 1 457,351 1,651,902
Michigan 1,184,059 1,334,031 ,
Minnesota 439.706 599,891 h
Nebraska 122,993 246,280 a
Nevada 42,492 52,510 v
Now Jersey 906,096 1,014,502 I,
New York 4,382,759 4,705,208 r
Rliodo Island 217.393 258.239 ?
South Carolina 705,606 823,447 n
Texas 818.579 1,275.000
Wisconsin 1,054,679 1,236,599 g
The annual growth of Iowa from 1860 u
! to 1870 was 62,011 persons ; from 1870 li
to 1875 it was 31,305. The growth of h
Kansas during the decade averaged 25,- ji
719 persons each year ; during the last c<
five years it has been 32,8b8 persons F
each year. Massachusetts had an aver- 1(
ago growth of 22,628 in the former n
period; of 38,910 in the latter. Miohi- b
gau had an annual increase of 43,495 in tl
the earlier period, and of 37,493 in the 1
years from 1870 to 1874. Minnesota's an- tl
nual growth from 1860 to 1870 was 26,768; ai
from 1870 to 1875 it was 82,037. Ne- ^
braska's annual increase during the ear- h
lior period is not known, but during the A
last five years it has more than doubled w
its population, so that its increase must at
have been several times as large. Ne- F
vnda was admitted in 1864, and its popirlation
in 1860 is not known. New 0
Jersey's annual increase from 1860 to a
j 1870 was 23,406 ; during the last five
' years 21,681. New York received an tl
! annual increase of 50,202 during the n
' earlier period, of 64,490 during tho latter.
Rhode Island added 4,085 nnually si
during the earlier period, 8,170 during ui
tho latter. Wisconsin added 27,879 A
annually during the ten years, 36,386 k
during the five jnst ended.
Some Fashion Notes.
The cut of dresses for the present year,
fashion journals tell us, will bo about "
the same as during the preceding one, P1
that is to say, everything will be tight H<
j fitting. We are returning to antiqno c<
styles. The princess dress, with its 61
; long train, and waist opening square in w
! front, aqfl pnffed sleeves encircled by ?'
' bands, is certainly an antique style, and
I especially with the present system of 'c
| raising the dress on one side over a falso ai
! skirt. This skirt is made of any material n'
I Knf fliflf r\f rlvoaa or*/I Ivimmnrl 81
i flowers, while the remainder of tlio J1?
I (Irons has a plain train. This is an eeo- -!
J nomical fashion, as tho handsomo ma|
teriul remains entire. There are several 111
ways of arranging the princess dress. P'
Tho front of the dress and back of the w
cuirass waist may bo of I lack velvet j\
and a train skirt of pearl colored lampos.
Tho sleeves are also of pearl colored "
lampas. The. borders are trimmed with 01
; peacock's feathers, which also ruu np ol
the middle in front, and a similar trim- w
ming encircles the sleeves at the wrist. 81
A combination in another style has a ei
train skirt and a princess-shaped front, w
trimmed with puffings and cream col- f4
ored faille rnchings. The back of tho 1D
cuirass is long and the fronts are of
brown velvet extending down the sides
in long flaps, which fall over the train
of the skirt. Ostrich feathers surround
the borders of tho velvet flaps and trim
the train and front of tho skirt. A velvet
pocket trimmed with feathers is on
one Bide of the apron.
P'
Killed by n Mouse. ^
An extraordinary occurrence was di
brought to light at an inquest held re- tf
oently on the body of a man in South m
London. It appears that in a work room U
where many young girls wero at work, a ct
mouse suddenly made its appearance on A
a table, causing, of course, considerable tl
commotion and a general stampede. The li
iutruder was seized, however, by a young l>i
man who happened to bo present, but di
the mouse slipped out of his hand, and, di
running up his sleeve, camo out be- pi
tween his waistcoat and shirt, at the ff
neck. The unfortunate man bad his ti
mouth open, and the mouso, on the look- tl
out for some convenient place of con- tc
cealinent, entered the man's month, and tJ
he, in his fright and surprise, swallowed b!
it. That a mouse can exist for a oonsid- or
erable time without much air has long fr
been a popular belief, and was, unfor- ai
tunatoly, proved to bo a fact in the pres- u<
ent instance, for the monso began to h<
tear and V)ite inside the man's throat and 01
chest, and the result was that the nufor- ai
tunate fellow died, after a little time, in tl:
horrible agony. Several witnesses hav- in
ing corroborated the above facts, and m
medical testimony as to the cause of 01
death having boen given, a verdict of is
occidental death was retnrnod. it
A Woman of >76.
Just after the battle of Guilford th
British army marched to Wilmingtoi
Grout the middle of the afternoon, tfc
an of the army, led by Lord Oon
rallis, reached tho house of a Mn
Jell. The earl dismounted and enteret
Lfter looking about him a space, he sail
bruptly:
" Madam, where is your husband?"
" In Greene's camp," was the shoi
"Is he an officer or soldier ?"
" No, he is not; but he knew it wi
letter to bo among friends than fall int
lio bauds of enemies."
"Very well, madam ; I must mat
our house my headquarters for a fe
ays, and take your mill to grind for m
oldiers."
- oir, Hiuu biio, "" you nave ine powc
0 do OH yon please; but after using on
lill do you mean to burn it?"
" Why do yon ask that?"
" Answer me first, and I'll tell you al
arwards."
"No, then," said Cornwallis, "yon
lill shall not be burned or your proi
rty injured, but my officers must hav
revisions for the army. I shall remai
a your house, and my presence wi
rotect you from insult, for no soldier
f miue will dare plunder my headquai
3rs."
"Well, now, sir," rejoined the stot
earted woman, "as you were so kin
8 to answer my question, I will an a we
ours. If your lordship had intende
1 burn my mill after using it, I intende
a save you that trouble by burning i
lyself at once 1"
Cornwallis took no offense, but begai
iving orders in a quick, nervous man
er. He walked up and down the rooi
ke one ill at ease, turning sharply o
is heel. He told Mrs. Bell that he ha
ask annihilated Greene's army, am
L?uld fear no more harm from him
'reseutly he opened the back door an
toked nervously up the road for a fe)
loments, then resumed his walk to am
-o. The air drew through the room an
le good lady rose and shut the dooi
he carl opened it again and gazed U]
le road. He appeared to be in trouble
ad could not keep still a moment. H
'ould sit down in a chair, only to fin
is feet at once, and return to his pacing
gain Mrs. Bell closed the door. Cora
allis immediately opened it, sayini
ernly that ho wished it to remain so
lis hostess asked him the reason.
" Why," said he, "I don't know br
Ireone may bo coming down on me t
ny moment."
" But I thonglit you said just noi
lat yon had annihilated him, aud feare
othing further."
11 II7..11 >? 1J1 Xl. - 1
It t'U, uinuuui, HtllU tuu OHTJ, WlbU
gli, " to tell you the truth, since Got
lade mo I never saw such fighting
Jiother such victory would annihilat
te I"
Building a Lighthouse.
A celebrated French lighthouse is tha
f Fleaux de Brehat, a recent erection
ased upon a huge and treacherou
orpliyry rock, for ages a terror of ever
laman who approached the Brittan;
jast. Its architect had to encounte'
t'ery species of obstacle during hi
ork, but, above all, incessant races an<
Ulies of the sea among the neighbor
ig sandbanks. The foundations ha<
> be sought for far beneath low water
l artificial port had to be created ; th<
ecessary stonewoik was hewn an<
laped on the Island of Brehat, sevei
ilea distant. Even when the fonnda
ons had appeared above the water thi
iwor walls of the lower story were sub
lorged twice a day, leaving heavy de
osits of marine plants, shells and sea
eed. The workmen lived in lints upor
reef, to which they retired when th<
de rose ; and thus they pushed 01
leir labors, quarrying and squaring a
le time, arranging and fixing at an
her. Theirs was a masonry almosl
ithout mortar. The blocks wen
rooved [and literally dovetailed togeth
, the course being connected, as i
ere, by cogs, so that every par
lied upon every other, the result be
ig, as nearly as possible, and absolnt
>hesion. In spite of this happy issm
te reporting architects would not reo
nmend similar experiments in th<
itnro.
Pauperism of the Chinese People.
The masses of the people are ver
oor. It is with them a severe stroggl
>r existence. Tho average wages o
icchanics and common laborers for i
iy's work of twelve to fourteen hours i
in to twenty cents; but skilled Chines*
icchanics in our trades are paid b;
ireignors twenty-five to seventy-flvi
mts a day. Tho cost of European o:
merican living hero is one-third lea
iau it is in the United States. Chines*
ving of the oommonest sort, but th<
Rst that can be aflorde.l by tho masses
Desn't averacfl to exceed six cents i
iy. A wealthy Chinaman doesn't ex
end more than $5 or $6 a month for hit
>od. The result is a great deal of desti
ition and suffering among the masses
tere is much begging in and about thi
unples and in the streets of the old city
icre is, too, notwithstanding the terri
le cruelty of punishment inflicted fo:
imo, mnch petty oilfering and robben
om the person and from houses. Then
0 many rich Chinaman, but they an
it inolined to works of charity; the;
lid and hoard. There is no properb
gasized systom of charity; relative
ul friends are supposed to take oare o
te sick and the unfortunate. It is onl;
i cases of dire necessity that govern
ent agency affords rolief, and then it i
lly temporary. The foundling hospita
a government enterprise, and that i
b most oouspicuous charity.
Items of Interest.
ie Wliiaky is a dollar a drink at the .
1. Black Hills.
16 Call a lady a " ohickon," and ten to
l" one she is angry with you. Tell her she
* is " no chicken," and twenty to one she
is more angry still.
' The first fruits of leap ye*r shine
forth in the ease of Miss Belle Harper,
^ of Fairhaven, W. Va., who shot a man
because he refused her offer of marriacre.
i8 Man?" Do you thtnk it would be safe
;o for me to cross this pasture ?" Maid?
" Well, the old bull don't like red very
;e much, but if you will chalk your nose I
w guess he won t attack you,"
y A lady, riding on the cars the other
day, was amused by the question of a
t little girl who, hearing the conductor
ir cry the stations, asked : " Say, mamma,
do wo get out at the next holler ?"
There is said to be three hundred and
fifty foundries in the United States engaged
in the manufacture of stoves and
11 furnaces, using annually five hundrod
y~ thousand tons of iron.
? As the Pittsburgh murderer passed a
II clump of newspaper reporters, on his
way to the gallows, he remarked, conflr_
dentially (says the Cincinnati Times) :
" Give me a good send-off, bo vs." He
lt got it.
d A somewhat juvenile dandy said to a
ir fair partner at a ball : " Don't you
d think, miss, my mustaches are beoomd
ing ?" To which she replied : " Well,
it sir, the may be coming, but they have
not yet arrived."
a The misfortunes of a servant girl :
i- " Yes, mum, dreadful destructive these
n things i j. If this here vase didn't sneak
n down stairs from the parlor when I
d wasn't a-noticin. and smashed itself to
I atoms on the kitchen floor !"
' A thief at Council Bluffs, Iowa, has
^ been detectod in the act of catching his
y neighbors' chiokens by baiting a flsh*
hook with corn, attaching it to a strong
? line, and pulling through a fence the
' fowls whion swallowed the bait.
P Little Alioe was crying bitterly, and
^ on being questioned oonfessed to hav,
ing received a slap from one of her play
, ienows. xou snouia nave return en
it," unwisely said the questioner.
" " Oh, I returned it before," said the litB
tie girl.
Professor Denton said at St. Paul,
^ Minn., that the mound builders were
kt Mexicans, who came North for Superior
copper, and that the American Indians
w are descendants of Asiatics, who came
^ over when America and Asia were connected
by land,
a "What will yon have ?" asked a waiter
I of one of the Indiana " editors," at the
;. dinner in Philadelphia, as he handed him
e a bill of fare. And the Hoosier with the
high forehead leaned back in his ohair,
wiped his forehead thoughtfully with a
napkin, and ejaculated sternly : * Gimme
all f"
An eminent physiaian of a Western
? city says he has cured ninety-nine out of
8 every hundred cases of scarlet fever bv
V giving the patient warm lemonade Witt
7 gum arabio dissolved in it. A cloth
r wrung ont in hot water and laid upon
8 the stomach should be removed as rap*
idly as it becomes oooL
j Oocnpying a clerkship in the Treasury
. department at Washington is a bright,
' bewitching little widow, who refuses to
. marry, although every single man who
. sees her is ready to lead her to the altar.
She is as good, too, as she is beautiful,
" and takes care of two young brothers
and a widowed mdther.
The funny man of the Roohester
. Democrat frequently, when at a party,
j wanders dreamily to a window, graoeful3
ly lifts aside the purple curtain, and
, while he sighs and looks at the stars the
t maiaens wnisper : " lie is tuinKing out
. a piece of wit," and that gives him time
t to chew up a oouple of cloves,
a A tramp, after a young lady had given
- him some food, asked her for some
t money, adding that the gift of a little
t money would save him "from something
- awful." This was a clincher which ina
duoed the yo ng lady to furnish him
9 with a few pieces of paper currency,
i- Then she asked him what the awful
9 thing was from which her liberality
saved him. He replied : " From hunting
up work."
^ Truth Stranger than Fiction.
e The Reese River (Nev.) Reveille tells
f this fox story: There was one old fox
a which for a period of several years had
s continually evaded the fleetest and keen9
ent-scented hounds, the soent invariably
y being lost in the vicinity of a house ait0
uated in the woods and far removed1
r from any habitation, and which was need
a as a storehouse for pelts. At last one
a day the hounds started the old fox, and
9 sway he went in the direction of the
, house, with a pack of young hounds in
1 full cry after him, but on nearing the
house he disappeared, leaving the hounds 9
and hunters nonplussed as usual.
- While the hunters were gathered in and
; aroun d the house d isousswg the frequent
9 mysterious disappearance of the fox, an
; old veteran hound came limping up, and
- entering the door set up a vigorous barkr
ing, and tried to jump up on the wall.
Y His singular action attracted the atten9
tion of the hunters, and an examination
9 being made, the old fox was found susY
ponded by his tail to a nail in the wall,
Y keeping perfectly still, and looking, uns
less closely observed, like the pelts with
f which the walls were hung. This plainY
ly showed that the old fox, when too
- closely pressed, had taken refuge in the
s house, and hung himself up on the nail
1 by his tail, whion was the reason for the
s dogs always losing the scent at that particular
plaoe.

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