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Tl.Vr TOKEys.
The mnrmnr of .at-rlall
A mile away,
The rustle when a robin lights
Upon a spray,
The Uppinu ot a lowland stream
On dipping bongos,
The sound "f m-azuitr from a herd
Of geatlerowa,
The tchoirciu a wooded hill
Of cuckoo's call,
The qnirer through the meadow grass
At evenirg fall ;
Too subtle are these harmonies
For run and rule;
Such mtific s not understood
Br any school:
But when the b. ain is overwrought,
It bath a apell
Beyond all hns an skill and powet
To make li welL
The memory of a kindly word
For long gone by.
rhe frsgrance of a farting flower
Kent lovingly.
The gleaming of a sudden smile
Or sndden tear,
1 oe wirmfr pressure of the Lan 3,
The tone of cheer.
The hush tbat means. I cannot speak.
But I have heard
The note that oiily hears a verse
. ,, 'fm God's own wcvd :
Buch tiny things we hardly connt
AsminlHtry;
The givers deeming they have shown
Scant sympathy ;
Bat when t! e heart is overwrought,
Oh, who can tell
The power of snch tiny things
To make it well !
AN UOLVEu MTsiERT.
The circumstances attending the sud
den death of M. Delessert, Inspector of
the police de surclc, seera "to have
made such an impression upon the
Pariasian authorities that they were
recorded in nrmsual detail. Omitting
all particulars except what are necessary
to explain matters, we reproduce here
the undoubtedly strange history.
In the fall of 18C1 there came to Paris
a man who called himself Vic De Lasa,
and was so inscribed upon his passports.
He came from Vienna, and said he was
a Unngarian, who owned estates on the
borders of the IJanat, not far from
Zsnta. He was a small man, aged
thirty-five, with a pale and mysterious
face, long blonde hair, a vague, wander
ing bine eye, and a mouth of singular
firmness. lie dressed carelessly and
ineffectively, and spoke and talked with
out much emprexsmcnt. His compan
ion, presumably his wife, en the other
hand, ten years younger than him, was
a strikingly beautiful woman, of tbat
dark, rich, velvety, luscious, pure Hun
garian tvpo which is so nigh akin to the
gypsy blood. At the theaters, on the
Bois, at the cafes, on th boulevards,
ud everywhere that idle Paris disports
iteelf, Madame Aimee de Lasa attracted
great attention and made a sensation.
They lodged in luxurious apartments
on the Kne Richelieu, frequented the
beet placfs, received good company,
entertained handsomely, and acted in
every way as if possessed of considerable
wealth. Laso had always a good bal
ance chez Schneider, Enter, et cie., the
Austrian bankers in Hue Rlvoli, and
Madame wore diamonds of conspicuous
luster.
How did it happen, then, that the
prefect of pol-'ce saw fit to suspect Mon
sieur and Madame de Laga, and detailed
Paul Delessert, one of the most ruse
inspectors of the force, to "pipe" him?
The fact is, the insignificant man with
the f-plendid wifo was a veiy mysterious
personage, and it is the habit of the
police to. imagine that mystery always
hides either the coLspirator, the adven
turer or the charlatan. The conclusion
to which the prefect had come in regard
to M. de Lasa was that he was an adven
turer and charlatan too. Certainly a
successful one, then, for ho was singu
larly unobtrusive, and had in no way
trumpeted the wonders which it was his
misnon to perform. Yet in a few
weeks after he had established himself
in paris the salon of M. de Lasa was the
rage, and the number of persons who
paid the fee of 100 francs for a single
peep into his magic crystal, and a single
message by his spiritual telegraph, was
really astonishing. Tne Eecret of this
was that M. de Lasa was a conjurer and
diviner whose pretensions were omnis
cient and whoso predictions always came
true,
Delessert did not find it very difficult
to get an introduction and admission to
De Lasa's salon. The receptions oc
euired every other day two hours in
the forenoon, three hours in the even
ing. It was evening when Inspector
Delessert called, in his assumed charac
ter of M. f'lebiy, virtuoso in jewels and
a convert to spiritualism. He found the
handsome parlors brilliantly lighted,
and a charming assemblage gathered of
well-dressed guests, who did not at all
reem to have come to learn their for
tunes and fates, while contributing to
thaincome of their host, but rather to
be there out of complaisance to his vir
tues and gifts. Mme. de Lasa per
formed on the piano or convtrsed from
pronp to group in a way that seemed to
be delightful, while M. de Lasa walked
abont or sat in his insignificant, uncon
cerned way, sajiug a word now and
then, but seeming to thun everything
that was conspicuous. Servants handed
about re f reshment s, ices, cordials, wines.
etc., and Delessert could have fancied
himself dropped in npon a quite modest
t'vemcg entertainment, altogether tn
regie, but for one or two noticeable cir
cumstances which his observant e
quickly took in.
Except when their host or hostess was
within hearing the guests conversed to
cf her in low tones, rather mvsteriouslv.
and with not quite so much laughter as
is usual on snch occasions. At intervals
a very tall and diguified footman would
come to a guest, and, with a profound
bow, present him a card on a silver
slaver. The priest would then go out,
preceded by the solemn servant, and
when ho or she returned to the salon
some did not return at all they inva-
riaoiy wore a oazed or puzzled look,
were confused, astonished, frightened,
or amused. All this was so unmistak
ably genuine, and De Lasa and his wife
seemed so unconcerned amidst it all,
not to say distinct from it all, that
Delessert could not avoid being forcibly
strncK and considerably puzzled.
Two or three little incidents, which
came under Delessert's own immediate
observation, will suffice to make plain
the character of tho impressions made
upon those present, A couple of eon
tlemeu, both young, loth of good social
condition, and evidently very good
friends, were conversing together and
tntoyuig one another at a -?reat rate.
when the diguified footman summoned
Alphouse. He laughed gayly. "Tarrv
a moment, cher Augusts, " said he,
"ana tnou snait Know all the particu
lars of this wonderful fortune !" " T-.'A,
bicn! responded Auguste : "may the
oracle s mood bo propitious !" A min
nte had scarcely elapsed when Alphouse
returned to tiio salon. Ilis face was
white and bore an appearance of con
centrated rage that was frightful to wit
ness. He came straight to Auguste ;
his eyes Hashing, and bending his faoe
towards his friecd, who changed color
and rscoiled, he hissed out : "Monsieur
Lefebure, rout ctcs im lache!" " Very
well, Monsieur Meunier, responded
Auguste in tne same low tone, "to-mor
row morning at six o'clock 1" "It is
setth u, false friend, execrable traitor I
a fa mor(!" rejoined Alphonse, walking
off. " Ci la va sans dire!" muttered
Auguste, going towards the hat-room.
A diplomatist of distinction, repre
sentative at Paris of a neighboring
state, an elderly gentleman of superb
aplomb and most commanding appear
onoe, was summored to the oracle by
tho bowing footman. After being absent
about five minutes he returned and im
mediately made his way throngh the
press to M. de Lasa, who was standing
not far from the fire-place, with his
hhndd in his pockets, and a look of the
utmost indifference upon his face. De
lessert, standing near, watched the in
terview with eager interest. " I am ex
ceedingly sorry," said Oen. Von ,
"to have to absent myself so soon from
your interesting salot.-, M. de Lasa, but
the resalt of my seanse convinces me
that my dispatches have bean tampered
with." " I am sorry," responded M. de
Lasa, with an air of languid but courte
ous interest, " I hope you may be able
to discover which of your servants has
been unfaithful." "I am going to do
that now," said the general ; adding in
6igni?esnt tones, " I shall see that both
he and his accomplices do not escape
severe punishment." "That is the only
.course to pursue, Monsieur the Count"
The ambassador stared, bowed, and
took his leave with a bewilderment in
his faca that was beyond the power fl
his tact to control.
In the course of the evening M. de
lmsa went carelessly to tha piano, and,
after some indifferent vague preluding,
played a remarkably effective piece of
music, in which the turbulent life and
buoyancy of bacchanalian strains melted
gently, almost imperceptibly, away into
a sobbing wail of regret and languor
and weariness and despair. It was
beautifully rendered, and made a great
impression upon the guests, one of
whom lady, cried, "How lovely I how
sad I Did you compose that yourself,
Rl. do Lasa ?' He looked towards her
absently f or an instant, then replied :
' I ? Oh ! no. That is merely a remi
niscence, madam." "Do you know who
did compose it, M. de Lasa?" inquired
a virtuoso present. " I believe it was
originally written by Ptolemy Anletes,
the father of ClAopatra," said M. de
Lasa, in his indifferent, musing, way,
" but not in its present form. It has
been twice rewritten, to my knowledge ;
still, the air is substantially the same."
"From whom did you get it, M. de
Lasa, if I may ask j" persisted the gen
tleman. " Certainly 1 certainly ! The
last time I heard it played was by Se
bastian Bach ; but that was Palestrina's
the present version. I think I pre
fer that of Guido Arezzo it is ruder,
but has more force. I got the air from
Guido himself." "You from Guido !"
cried the astounded gentleman. "Yes,
Monsieur," answered De Lasa, rising
from the piano with his usual indifferent
air. " Mon DieuJ" cried the viituoso,
putting his hand to his head after the
manner of Twemlow. " Mon Dieu!
tbat was in Anno Domini 1022!" "A
little later than that July, 1031, if I
remember rightly," courteously correct
ed M. de Lasa.
At this mAuent the tall footman
bowed before M. Delessert, and pre
sented the salver containing the card.
Delessert took it and read : " On vous
accorde trente-cing sccondes, M. Fla
bry, tout au plus!" Delessert followed
the footman from the salon across the
corridor. The footman opened the door
of another rom and bowed again, sig
nifying tbat Delessert was to enter.
"Ask eo questions," said he briefly;
"Sidi is a mute." Delessert entered
the room and the door closed behind
him. It was a small room with a strong
smell of Irankincense pervading it.
The walls were covered completely with
red hangings that concealed the win
dows, and the floor was felted with a
thick carpet. Opposite the door, at the
upper end of the room near the ceiling,
was the face of a large clock ; under it,
each lighted by tall wax candles, were
two small tables, containing, the one an
apparatus very like the common regis
tering telegraph instrument, the other
a crystal globe about twenty inches
in diameter, set upon an exquisitely
wrought tripod of gold and bronze in-
termirgled. liy tne door stood Sidi, a
man jet black in color, wearing a white
turban and burnou, and having a sort
of wand of silver in one band. With
the other ho took Delessert by the right
arm, aliove the elbow, and led him
quickly np the room. He pointed to
the clock, and it struck an alarm ; he
pointed to the crystal. Delessert bent
over, looked into it, and saw a fac
simile of his own sleeping-room, every
thing photographed exactly. She did
not give him time to explain, but, still
holding him by the arm, took him to
the other table. The telegraph-like in
strument began to click-click. Sidi
opened a drawer, drew out a slip of
pnper, crammed it into Delessert's hand
and pointed to the clock, which struck
agaiu. Ihe thirty-hve seconds were
expired. Sidi, still retaining hold of
Delessert's arm, pointed to the door
and led him towards it. The door
opened, Sidi pushed him out, the door
closed, the tall footman stood there
bowing, the interview with the oracla
was over. Delessert glanced at the
piece of paper in hi3 hand. It was
a printed scrap, capital letters, and read
simply : "ToM. Paul Delessert : The
policeman is always welcome; the spy
always in danger V
Deleseert was dumbfounded a mo
ment to find his disguise detected, but
the words of the tall footman, "This
way, if you please, M. Flabry," brought
him to his senses. Setting his lips, he
returned to the salon, and without delay
pougbt M. de Lasa. "Do you know
the contents oi this V asked be, show
ing the message. " I know everything,
M. Delessert," answered De Lasa in his
careless way. "Then perhaps you sre
aware that I mean to expose a charlatan
and unmask an hypocrite, or per'sh in
the attempt 1" said Delessert. " Cela
m'ext egal, monsieur," replied De Lasa.
"You acc?pt my challenge, then?"
" Oh ! it is a defense, then 1" replied De
Lasa, letting his eye rest a moment upon
Delessert; "mats oui, fe I'accepte.'"
And thereupon Delessert departed
Delessert now set to work, aided by
all the forces oi the prelect of police
could briog to bear to detect and expose
this consummate sorcerer, whom the
ruder processes of our ancestors would
easily have disposed of by combura-
tion. 1'ersistent inquiry satisfied De
leesert that the man was neither an
Hungarian nor named De Lasa ; that no
matter how far back his power of
"reminiscence" might extend, in his
present and immediate form he had
been born in this unregenerate world in
the toy-making city of Nurnberg ; that
he was noted in boyhood for his great
turn for ingenious manufactures, but
was very wild, and a mauvats svjet.
In his sixteenth year he haJ escaped to
Geneva and apprenticed himself to a
maker of watches and instruments,
Here he had been seen by the celebrated
Robert Uoudm, the jrcxHdiffitateur.
HoudiD, recognizing the lad's talents,
and being himself a maker of ingenious
entomata. had taken him off to Paris
and employed him in his own work
shops, as well as an assistant in the
public performances of his amusing and
curious diablerie. After staying with
Houdin some years, Ptlock Uaslicri
(which was De Lasa's right name) had
gone east in the suite of a Turkish
pasha, and after many years roving in
lands where he could not be traced
under a cloud of pseudonyms, had
finally turned up in Vienna, and come
thence to Paris.
Delessert next turned his attention to
Mme. de Lasa, It was more difficult
to get a clue by means of which to know
her past life ; but it was necessary in
order to understand enough about Has
lich. At last, through an accident, it
became probable that Mnw. Aimee was
identical with a certain Mme. Schlaff,
who had been rather conspicuous among
the demi mondc of Bnda. Delessert
posted off to that ancient city, and from
thence went into the wilds of Transyl
vania to Medgycs. Oa bis return, as
sson as ho reached the telegraph and
civilization, he telegraphed the prefect
(from Kardfzag): " Don't lose sight of
my man, nor let him leave Paris. I
will run him in for you two days after I
get back."
It happened that, on the day of De
lessert's return to Paris, the prefect was
absent, being with tho emperor at Cher
bough. He came back on the fourth
day, just twenty-four hours after the
announcement of Delessert's death.
That happened, as near as could be
gathered, in this wise : That night after
Delessert's return he was present at
De Lasa's with a ticket of admittauoe to
a seance. He was very completely dis
guised as a decripit old man, and fancied
that it was impossible for any one to
detect him. Nevertheless, when he was
taken into the room, arfd looked into
the cryBtal, he was actually horror
stricken to see there a picture of him
self, lying face down and senseless npon
the sidewalk of a street ; and the mes
sage he received ran thus : " What you
have seen will be, Delessert, in three
days. Prepare 1" The detective, un
speakably shocked, retired from the
house at once and sought his own
lodgings.
In the morning he came to the office
iu a state of extrtme dejection. He was
completely unnerved. In relating to a
brothel inspector what had occurred.
he said : " That man can do what ho
promises. I am doomed !"
lie said that ne thought he could
make a complete c-tse out against Hhs-
hch, alias De Liasa, but could not co so
without seeing the prefect and getting
instructions. He would tell nothing in
regard to his .discoveries in Buda and n
Translyvania said tbat -Le was not at
liberty to do so and repeatedly ex
claimed, " Oh ! if M. le Prefect were
only here I" He was told to go to the
prefect at Cherbourg, but refused, upon
the ground that hi3 presence was needed
in Pans. He time and again averred
his conviction that he was a doomed
man, and showed himself both vacil
lating and irresolute in his conduct,
and extremely nervous. He was told
that he was perfectly safe since De
Lasa and all his hous ahold were under
constant surveillance ; to which he re
plied : - "You do not know the man."
An inspector was detailed to accompany
Delessert, never lose sight of him night
and day, and guard over him carefullv ;
and proper precautions were taken in
regard to his food and drink, while the
guards watching De Lasa were doubled.
On" the morning of the third day De
lesEert, who had been staying chiefly
indoors, avowed his determination to
go at once and telegraph to M. le Pre
fect to return immediately. With this
intention he and his brother officer
started out, Jnst as they got to the
corner of the Rue de Lancry and the
Boulevard, Delessert stopped -suddenly
and put his hand to his forehead.
" My God !" he cried, " the crystal
the picture !" and fell prone npon his
face, insensible. He was taken at once
to a hospital, but only lingered a few
hours, never regaining his conscious
ness. Under express instruction from
the authorities, a most careful, minute,
and thorough autopsy was made of De
lessert's body by several distinguished
surgeons, whose unanimous opinion was
that the ciuse of his death was apo
plexy, due to fatigue and nervous ex-,
citement.
As soon as Delessert was sent to the
hospital his brother inspector hurried
to the central office, and De Lasa, to
gether wit 1 his wife and evry one con
nected with the establishment, were at
once arrested. De Lasa smiled con
temptuously a3 they took him away. "I
knew you were coming ; I prepared
for it. You will be glad to release me
again."
It was quite true that De Lasa had
prepared for them. When the house
was searched it was found that every
paper had been burned, the crystal
globe was destroyed, and in the room of
the seances was a great heap of delicate
machinery broken into indistinguish
able bits. "That cost me 200,000
francs," said De Lasa, pointing to the
pile, " but it has been a good invest
ment." The walls and floors were
ripped out in several places, and the
damage to the property was consider
able. In prison neither De Lasa nor
his associates made any revelations.
The notion that they had something to
do with Delessert's death was quickly
dispelled, in a legal point of view, and.
all the party but De Lasa was released.
He was still detained in prison, upon
one pretext or another, when one morn
ing he was found hangiDg by a silk sash
to the ornice of the room whore he was
confined dead. The night before, it
was afterwards discovered, " Madame "
De Lasa had eloped with the tall foot
man, taking the Nubian Sidi with them.
De Lasa's secret died with him.
The last London Stnsation.
The great sensation of the week has
been the arrest, on a charge of obtain
ing money under false pretenses, of the
Messrs. Collie, the great merchants who
failed last June. This is something
like arresting Lord & Taylor, or Arnold
& Constable, or A. T. Stewart, for
swindling. The Messrs. Collie had for
many years carried on a very extensive
trade with India. When they failed
their liabilities were said to be about
three million pounds or nearly fifteen
million dollars ; and about half of this
amount was represented by bills or ac
acoeptances which the London banks
had discounted. It Is now charged that
the formerly great trade of the .Collies
had dwindled down to a very small
point, and that for some time past they
had been only pretending to do busi
ness. They had houses in diflerent
places, and' the charge is that these
houses drew bills on each other, pre
tending that they were goods actually
sold or bought, and marking them with
figures and letters pretending to repre
sent certain bales or cargoes. These
fictitious bills, as is charged, were then
taken to the banks end discounted as
regular " trade bills," when in fact they
were not only " accommodation paper,"
but actually frauds. The Messrs. Col
lie were arrested a few days since. One
of them lives in a splendid mansion in
Kensington, which was furnished at a
cost of forty thousand pounds; the
other resides at Manchester. They were
brought before the magistrate at Guild
hall, and after the charge against them
had been stated they were remanded for
a week. The magistrate said he must
hold them to bail in a large sum, and
four thousand pounds each was named
as the figure. It was then late in the
day, and the friends of Collie were not
prepared for what had happened. The
prosecution, morever, insisted on forty
eight hours to examine into the respon
sibility of the bail that might be offered ;
and so there was no remedy for the fur
ther disgrace that awaited the accused.
They were conveyed to Newgate and
there locked up, like any common crim
inals would be. The next day there
were plenty of their friends ready to
bail them, but the prosecution took its
time, and it was two days before the
necessary formalities were gone throngh
with and the prisoners liberated. Their
trial will be regarded with gre3t interest
here. The praotice of negotiating ac
commodation bills as " trade bills," is
a very common one. There are even
houses which accept such bills for a
commission. If the Messrs. Collie are
convicted a severe blow will be struck
at this practice. But it will be very
difficult to convict them. I am told
that it will be shown that the banks
which discounted their paper knew per
fectly well the nature of the bills, and
took their risks with their eyes open.
London Cor. New York Graphic.
Garibaldi in Rome.
A writer from Rome in the European
Review says : Tho salvation of Rome
from inundation forms but a small por
tion of General Garibaldi's whole
scheme, which embraces nothing less
than the redemption of the entire
Roman Campana, the reclaiming of the
waste lands of the Agro Romano, the
amelioration cf the sanitary condition of
lome and its neighborhood. This
theme is too vast to be even touched
npon in the present article, but it is
even more important than the one of
which we have treated, for it must be
bor, in mind that even when Rome
shall be preserved from inundation it
does not by any means follow that it
will be preserved from malaria, which
malaria is derived, not from exhalations
of the Tiber, as some have erroneonsly
supposed, but from the inert soil and
the noxious vapors and gases that arise
from the innumerable swamps, bogs,
fens, and marshes in which ther Cam
pagna abounds. One thing is certain,
thnt in this, as in all other undertakings
of his life, Garibaldi, having onoe put
his hand to tho plough, will not turn
back till his work is done. We have
bfen with him in many phases of his
eventful life ; wandered with him along
the olive-clad mountains of his native
N;c9, listening tc his narrations of past
battles fought for his country, to his
aspirations for the future; we have
stood by him in the hour of triumph,
when from the Volturno he telegraphed
to Europe "Victory along all the line ,"
we have watched by his bed of pain.
npon which the royal bullet, winged
from the "Bitter Mount," had laid him;
we have gone through the French cam
paign with him, so fraught with difficul
ties and dangers that were not merely
military ; and now our last memory of
him is as we left him yesterday in his
wooded seciusion ot Jrascati, studying,
in utter solitude, maps and charts of
the Roman Campagna, absorbed en
tirely in studies for the achievement of
the material amelioration of the con
dition of the people to whose moral
development his whole life has been
devoted.
Chicken Cheese. Boil two chickens
till tender ; take out all the bones and
chop the meat fine; season to taste with
salt, pepper and butter; pour in enoneh
of the liquor in which they are boiled
to make moist. Mold it in any shape
you wish, and when cold turn out and
cut into slices. It i an excellent travel
ing lunch. i
USEFUL KNOWLEDGE.
Qoeen's Cake. Two cups sugar, 1
cup butter, 1 pound flour, eggs, fruit
andspice. . : t , - ; t
T Renew Ribbons. Wash them in
cool suds made of soap "and iron when
damp. Cover with a clean cloth and
iron over. ' ' '. - "
Vekdiobis. To . remove verdigris
from a copper boiler scour it with sand
and then wash it with, a strong solution
of salt and vinegar.
To Cleanse the Haib and Scalp.
Borax, one ounce ; camphor, . one half
ounoo; boiling water, one quart. When
cold, filter for use.
Clabbeb Cake. - One cup butter,
three cups sugar, four cups flour, one of
clabbered milk, four eggs, teaspoonful
soda, one and one-half pounds raisins,
citron and spice.
Gcjgeb Bread. Two caps molasses,
one-half cup butter, one tablespoonful
saleratus dissolved in one cup cold
water, tablespoonful ginger, flour to the
consistency of stiff pound-cake.
Clove Cake. One pound flour, 1
pound sugar, pound butter, 1 pound
raisins, 4 eggs, 1 cup milk, J cup cream,
1 nutmeg, 1 teaspoon Baleratus, I table
spoon cloves, cinnamon, and other spices
if agreeable., . .. ; , .
Cup Cake. One cup sour milk, 3
cups sugar, 2 cups butter, 3 cups flour,
i eggs, 1 teatipoonful saleratus, 1 nut
meg. For jambles take 5 eggs, 6 cups
sugar, add drop on buttered tins and
bake in quick oven.' -
. Fbott stains and stains of red wine
can be nicely removed by applying the
following . mixture : Equal parts of
slacked lime, potash and soft soap.
Rab on and expose the garment to the
sun for an hour. Ink stains and iron
mold are removed by salts of lemon or
oxide of potash.
Scotch Cake. Stir to a cream 1
pound sugar, f pound butter, add the
juice and grated rind of 1 lemon, and 1
wine-glass of fruit sirup; beat sepa
rately the yelks and whites of 9 eggs to
a stiff froth, stir them into cake, then
add 1 pound flour and 1 pound seeded
raisins. ,
Custakd Mebine. One quart milk,
yelks of four eggs, sweeten to your taste;
two tablespoons corn starch, flavor with
lemon and vanilla, and when well cooked
turned into the dish in which it is to be
served, aud cover the top with the well
beaten whites and a littlj sugar.
Pound Cake. One pound sugar, 14
oz. butter, 14 oz. flour, or less, as judg
ment may dictate, 7 eggs, and 1 nutmeg.
The butter should be stirred to a cream,
then add tho sugar and the yelks of the
eggs, then the whites whipped, and lastly
the flour.
It is worth knowing that if one vol
ume of castor oil be dissolved in two or
three volumes of spirits of wine it will
render paper transparent, and, the spir
its rapidly evaporating, the paper in a
few minutes becomes fit for use. A
drawing iu pencil or India ink can thns
be made, and if the paper is placed in
spirits of wine the oil is dissolved out,
restoring the paper to its original con
dition. Take the head from a keg, fill it with
the handsomest ripe peaches, put in all
the whisky it will hold, then head it up
again. In winter they will be found
beautifully preserved, with the bloom
all on, and with a slight soaking and
scalding in sirnp, they are a delicious
aoc mpaniment to ice-cream, far supe
rior to any brandied peaches. The
peach-whisky which remains will be
found excellent for mince-pies and pudding-sauce.
Bat bum is a useful, agreeable and
inexpensive application to the soalp.
Every body should use it, so we will
give a formula for making it as good as
can be purchased anywhere, and at a
small cost : Take oil of bay, ten fluid
drachms ; oil of pimento, one fluid
drachm ; acetic ether, two fluid ounces;
alcohol, three gallons; water, two and
a half gallons. Mix, and in two weeks
filter it carefully, then you will have a
superior article of bay rum, better than
can be purchased at an extravagant
price, already prepared.
The following is commended by those
who have tried it for scrubbing and
cleansing painted floors, washing dishes,
and other household purposes : Take
two pounds of white olive soap and shave
it in thin slices ; add two ounces of bo
rax and two quarts of cold water ; stir
all together in a stone or earthen jar,
and let it stand npon the back of the
stove until the mass is dissolved. A
very little heat is required, as the liquid
need not simmer. When thoroughly
mixed and cooled it becomes of the con
sistence of a thick jelly, and a piece the
size of a cubic inch will make a lather
for a gallon of water.
To Refasten Lamps. If the fountain,
or the glass globe that holds the oil, has
come loose from the standard, it is very
easily remedied by the use of plaster
of Paris. Mix a small quantity with
water, making it as thick as cream, and
fill it in between the glass of the foun
tain and the hollow in the top of the
standard as quickly as possible. As it
hardens immediately, every thing must
be done with promptness. If the foun
tain is broken in pieoes, and there is a
whole bronze or brass standard remain
ing, it will pay to purchase a new foun
tain and set it upon the old standard as
described above. The brass top can be
fastened on in the same way.
The Classification of Sheep.
Delaine is the generic French word
for-wool, though it has become nsed to
designate a f abrio composed o-f cotton
and worsted, which is known in market
by the formation of colored patterns
similar to calico on two or more frabics
composed of cotton worsted or silk.
The fabric originated mainly in the
effort of French to rival the English in
the production of combing wool from
the Spanish merino. The rambouletts
produced a wool which worked well
under the comb, and was too fine for
rthe ordinary hoisery and stuff goods for
which the iiUghsh wools were eo atnira
bly suited. The X rencn struck out a
new industry from their own wool which
the English could not imitate because
they did not have a supply of combing
wool of merino blood. A good delaine
wool must contain merino blood, and
length and strength of staple. In New
Zealand the English manufacturers are
stimulating the wool growers to develop
a new industry and they are now pro
ducing a very desirable delaine wool by
crossing the Cotewold or Leicester ram
on the merino ewe. The result is a
heavy carcass, heavier fleece, a longer
staple, and altogether a more profitable
sheep. A good deal of that kind of
wool has been imported into New York
from New Zealand during the past year,
and has commanded prices superior to
their best Australian wools. I have
urged, and still urge, the farmers who
have merino ewes to cross them with a
Cotswool ram, as thereby they will add
to the value of their flocks in a marked
degree. Merino or grade merino which
have leng'h and strength of staple is a
delaine wool, while the English mutton
sheep is the sheep for combing wooL
That ir the classification of breeds.
Convicts in Georgia,
Colonel John T. Brown, keeper of the
penitentiary of Georgia, has supplied
the Atlanta Herald with the following
information : The whole number of
convicts is about 800 ; one-tenth of
these only are white. The ratio is one
of decrease in the number of white oon
victs, and an increase of colored. Of
the 800 there are thirty women, one of
whom is a white woman convicted of
murder. The rates of mortality for this
year is about the same as last. Last
year there were forty deaths out of 700
reported for the whole year. For the
seven months of the present year there
have been thirty deaths out of 800.
The health of the various gangs throngh
the state has improved considerably of
late. Those at work on farms are the
healthiest, bnt the percent:ic of es
capes is greater. The number of es
capes so far is twenty-five; one third
less than last year. Greater efficiency
in capturing those who make their
escape is apparent, A heavy increase is
anticipated the coming fall. Courts
will soon be in session, and jails are full
all over the state. In the month of July,
this year, there were nineteen brought
in, against two- in 1873, and four in
1873, for the same month. There are
many young negroe3 brought in, some
as yoing as ten years, and a number
fourteen and fifteen years old.
The Poetical Bedouin.
A writer says : The Bedouins pride
themselves on having much more intel
ligence and refinement, romance and
poetry than the settled Arab races; they
have an especial contempt for the fella
hin. One day a Bedouin threw this in
the face of a Christian fellah. They
had some high words about it, upon
which the Bedouin said, " Well, tbon
shalt come to our tents. I will ask my
daughter but three questions ; we will
note her answers. I will accompany
thee to thy village, and thou shalt ask
thy daughter the same three questions,
and we will compare her language with
my daughter's Both are uneducated.
My daughter knows naught but Nature's
language. Thine may have seen some
thing of towns or villages and passers
by, and have some advantage over
mine."
They went to the camp.
Bedouin father" O my daughter !"
Girl " Here I am, O my father !"
Father " Take our horses and picket
them."
The ground was stony and she ham
mered at the peg.
Girl" My father, I knocked the iron
against the stone, but the ground will
not open to receive her visitor."
"Change it, O my daughter I"
At dinner her father knew he had
rice on his beard, and that the girl was
ashamed.
" What is it, O my daughter ?"
" My father, the gazelles are feeding
in a valley full of grass 1"
He understood, and wiped his beard.
" Wake us early, O my daughter 1"
"Yes, my father."
She called him : "My father, the light
is at hand." '
" How dost thou know, O my daugh
ter 1"
" The anklets are cold to my feet ; I
smell the flowers on the river-bank, and
the sun-bird is singing."
Thence they went to the fellah's vil
lage. It was now his turn.
Fellah "My daughter 1"
Girl" What do you want, father ?"
" Take our horses and picket them."
The ground being hard, she hammered
uselessly, and losing her temper, threw
down the stone, crying :
" I have knocked it so hard, and it
won't go in."
" Change it then, girl." .
At dinner he purposely dropped some
rice on his beard. She pointed at
him, began to laugh, and said, " Wipe
your chin, my father.'"'
On going to bed he said, " Wako us
early, my daughter."
" Yes, father," she replied.
" Father," she called at dawn, " get
up ; it is daylight 1"
" How do you know, my daughter?"
"My stomach is empty; I want to
eat."
The fellah was obliged to acknowledge
the superiority of a Bedouin household
over his own.
Extremely Sharp Shooting.
Olive Harper, the sprightly, who is
wandering around Turkey, writes a letter
from Albania to the Globe-Democrat,
from which which we clip these para
graphs :
Soon all assembled to dance, and I
was amused as well as pleased to see the
dancing. The men are graceful, but
the women too funny for anything.
They danced a sort of figure very like
our Virginia reel, and it is very pretty,
After dancing a couple of hours the
voice of the herald proclaimed that the
pistol and rifle shooting was about to
commence, and we accordingly took our
places again to view.
A mark about as large as ten cents
was placed ou a tree, and the men
marched in line, ' and each one shot,
and every one but two put the ball in
the same place. I should have said the
men marched up " double-quick," and
shot without resting an instant. The
weapons are long, ornate guns, and
carry a ball round and as big as a hazel
nut.
Then a young man stepped forward
and threw a piece of stone in the air
with one hand and shot with the other,
and hit it, breaking it into dozens of
pieces. This feat was performed by more
than forty men. After that a gold ring
was fastened on a tree, and fifty-four
men put a ball through it without
touching it. Then eight little boys,
from the ages of eight to ten years, put
balls throngh the same ring. The men
who miseed the mark, were, amidst the
laughter of the crowd, condemned to
stand with an earthen cruse of colorec
water on their heads, and be shot at by
the others.
So, two men stepped forward, and
little erases were carefully sot on their
heads, and two men, each a brother to
the one he aimed at, came forward and
shot. I closed my eyes, but, after tho
shots, looked, and the two were covered
with the colored water which trickled
over their faces and clothes, while the
fragments of the little jugs lay around.
Some of the marksmen were so certain,
that the members of their families
stood like stoics, and permitted them to
shoot at eggs, apples, etc.
I was too nervous to thoroughly enjoy
this display, but the old man told me
not to be afraid, and taking up his gun
as he sat beside me, he lifted it, remark
ing that that red flower on a pomegran
ite bush was in bad taste ; he shot, and
the flower fell. He then told me he had,
while in the war, given orders to his
sharp shooters to shoot every Turkish
officer directly in the left eye, and after
the battle was won there was seventeen
dead Turkish captains, all shot in the
left eye.
A Just Admission. A long, illus
trated article on caricatures of women, in
Harper's Monthly for August, closes
with the following just recognition of
the fact that woman's inferiority in
business career and unwonted fields of
employment is due to previous con
dition rather than a natural want of
capacity, and will be fully remedied by
a different education and training :
"Equal rights, equal education, equal
chances for independent careers when
women have enjoyed these for so much
as a single century in any country, the
foibles at which men have laughed for
so many ages will probably no longer be
remarked, for they are either the follies
of ignorance or the vices resulting from
a previous condition of servitude. Nor
will men of right feeling ever regard
women with the cold, critical eye of a
Chesterfield or a Rouchefoucauld, but
rather with something of the exalted
sentiment which caused old Homer,
whenever he had occasion to speak of a
mother, to prefix en adjective usually
applicable to goddesses and queens,
which we can translate best, perhaps,
by our English word august.' "
Chinese Immigbation. The San Fran
cisco Call says : The grand total of ar
rivals of Mongolians at this port since
the year 1872 3 is 113,074, of which
number 108,902 were males and 4,172
females. In the years 1863 4 and
1866-7 no Chinese females came to this
coast, and only one snch arrival is re
corded for the year 18G5 6. The greatest
number of Chinese arriving in any one
year since 1862 3 was 19,388 in 1872 3.
No reliable data are at hand to present
a comparison between the arrivals and
departures, but the number of Chinese
who return to their country permanently
is comparatively small. A very large
proportion of the Chinese who come to
this state belong to the lowest caste,
and their system of bondage holds
them here with a firm grasp. Of the
large number of Chinese women now in
this state, there are few who do not
subsist on the wages of sin, and the
narrow confines to which this class
of beings has been restrained in this
city are reeking with filth and moral
pestilenoe.
The Duke of Edinburg, Queen Vic
toria's second son and heir apparent to
the throne of Saxe Cobnrg Gotha, in
Central Germany, has sold the right of
succession to that Duchy to the German
government for the consideration of an
annuity of $400,000.
EXGLISH HUMOR.
Bow the London " Punch1 Originated.
London Society. ... . . .
Punch first saw lieht in Crane Court,
Fleet street, in the very house where
the first Fur'a Lile Pill was rolled into
existence. Mr. Herbert Ingraham (af
terwards M. P. for his native town of
Boston, Linconshire), was then " push-
ing" that well-known patent medioine,
the proprietorship of which Mark Lem
on eventually persuaded him to relin
quish, not only on the score of personal
dignity, but on moral grounds, and in
the interest of the Illustrated News.
The idea of Punch was the joint work
of Henrv Mivhew and Mark Lemon.
Mr. Last says he first mentioned a pro
posal for a comio and satirical journal.
Mr. Hodder says the idea originated
with Mr. Mayhew, who mentioned it to
him. Mark Lemon always spoke of it
to me as the project of himself and
Mayhew. it is pretty certain, however,
that the first meeting upon the matter
took place some time in June, 1S41, at
Mark Lemon s house in Newcastle street,
Strand, and that Mr. Last, tho printer,
and Mr. Henry Mayhew were present.
Mr. Lemon and Mr Mayhew both un
dertook to communicate with writers and
artists. Mr. Last mentioned Mr. Eben
ezer Landells as a good engraver. A
few davs afterwards a meeting was held
at the Edinburgh uastie, in the Strand,
at which Douglas Jerrold, Henry May-
hew, Stirling Coyne. Liandells, the en
graver, and William Newman and Arch
ibald Henning (artists) were there. Mr.
tlenry uayiiss and Mr. Hodder were
present as lookers-on. Several authors
who did not attend were written to for
contributions, including Mr. Gilbert
a'Be ckett, H. P. Grattan and W. H.
Wills. It was arranged that Mr. Hen
ning should be the principal artist, and
he was to have the assistance of Mr.
Newman, Mr. Brine and M. Phillips,
Mark Lemon had drawn up the pros
pectus.
Ibis was written on blue foolscap
paper. It was at first intended to call
the paper the Funny Dog ; or, the Lon
don Charivari, allusion being made to
funny dogs with comio tales. Mark
Lemon, it will be seen, had actually
begun the title, writing as far as the
Fun ; bnt this was afterwards struck
out, and Punch inserted. The first idea,
it must ha confessed on all hands, like
many other clever ideas, was an adapta
tion from the French. The second title
was agreed upon the beginning,' and was
discovered accidentally, like many great
er inventions. At the Edinburgh castle
meeting there was the customary badm
age that brightens the conversation of
literary men. Somebody suggested
that the paper, like a good mixture of
punch, would be nothing without a fair
modicum of Lemon, when Henry May
hew, beaming with delight, exolaimed,
" A capital idea ! Liet us call the paper
Punch !" There is nothing new under
the sun. Somebody else thn remem
bered that Douglas Jerrold had once
edited a paper called the Penny Punch,
Consternation for five minutes. The
mystic spirit of copyright cast its shad
dow over the meeting. But on examin
ation it turned out to be only the shadow
it had always been, and the title of
Punch was fearlessly written down,
This is JUr. jjast s version in the main,
and it was generally indorsed, with only
slight alterations over a cigar one sum
mt r day, long ago, at the late editor's
unostentatious ccttage in Lis favorite
village of Crawley.
Social Leanness among Farmers,
The American Farmer, in all his plan
ning, and all his building, has never
made provision for life. He has only
considered the means of getting a living,
Everything outside of this everything
relating tp society and culture has
beca steadily ignored. Ha gives his
children the advantages of school, not
recognizing the fact that these very
advantages call into life a new set of
social wants. A bright, well-educated
family, in a lonely farm house, is very
different material from a family brought
no in ignorance. An American farmer's
children, who have had a few terms at
a neighboring academy, resemble in no
degree the children of the European
peasant. They come home with ne
ideas and new wants, and if there is no
provision made for these new wants,
and they find no opportunities for their
satisf aotiou, they will be ready, on reach
ing their majority, to fly the farm and
seek the city.
If the American farmer wishes to
keep his children near him, he must
learn the difference between living and
getting a .'iving : and we mistake him
and his grade of culture altogether if he
does not stop over this statement and
wonder what we mean by it.
To get a living, to make money, to
become "forehanded" this is the
whole of life to agricultural multitudes,
discouraging in their numbers, to con
template. To them there is no differ
ence between living and getting a living.
Their whole lile consists in getting a
living ; and when their families come
back to them from thoir schooling, and
find that, really, this is the only pursuit
that has any recognition under the pa
ternal roof, they must go away. The
boys push to the centres of the cities,
and the girls follow them if they can.
A young man or a young woman, raised
to 'the point where they apprehend the
difference between living and getting a
living, can never bo satisfied with the
latter alone. Either farmers' children
must bo kept ignoiant or a provision
must bo made for their social wants.
Brains and hearts need food and cloth
ing as well as bodies , and thote who
have learned to recognize brains and
hearts ae the best and most important
part of their personal possessions, will
go where they can find the ministry
they need.
What is the remedy ? How sball
farmers manage to keep their children
near them? How can we discourage
the influx of unnecessary nay burden
some population into the c:ties? We
answer : By making agricultural soci
ety attractive. Fill the farm houses
with periodicals and books. Establish
central reading rooms, or neighborhood
clubs. Encourage the social meetings
of the young. Have concerts, lectures,
amateur dramatic associations. Estab
lish a bright, active, social life, that
shall give some significance to labor.
Above all, build as far as possible in
villages. It is better to go a mile to
one's daily labor than to place one's self
a mile away from a neighbor. The
isolation of American farm life is the
great curse of that life, and it falls upon
the women Jwith a hardship that the
men cannot appreciate, and drives the
educated young away. Scribner's
Monthly.
Atmospheric Phenomena in Italy.
A Rome letter to the London Echo,
dated July 19, runs as follows : Padre
Secchi publishes an account of the sin
gular phenomenon which occurred at
Velletri dnring the violent thunder
storm of June 28, and which is to be
ranked among the hitherto unexplained
caprices of nature. Just as the tempest
was at its height, and the rain torrental,
six persons taking shelter in a stable,
which was also occupied by three horses
harnessed to as many wine-carts, wit
nessed the following extraordinary ap
pearance : A luminous mass rose from
the threshold of the door, entered the
stable, glided from one cart to another,
attracted, probably, by those fringes of
bells characteristic of the Roman wine
carts, and then passed through an iron
grating into the street. The bells rang,
the horses plunged, a woman and a man
felt a certain jriddiness, but no accident
happened. Outside the stable a car
penter, at his shop-door, saw the lumin
ous mass (which some of the witnesses
compared to a fisry club as thick as a
man's arm) issue from the grating,
strike he pavement, and disappear in a
dazzlieg flash. However, the meteor
visited Beveral portions of the largo
house with which the stable was con
nected, flew through large chambers,
blackening fragments of plaster in an
other. Strangest of all, this extraordi
nary visitor, after completly destroying
the new ceiling of a room loading into
a vast kitchen, danced round a woman
who was standing at a table. She
described the meteor as a fiery serpent,
which she first saw standing upright on
the floor, within two metres' distance of j
her. Then it flew toward her, whirling
several times round her knees with
great velocity. She felt a sndden Wow
on the head and fell to the ground ; but
the husband, who saw the whole, ap
parition, on rushing to what he sup
posed was the corpse of his lightning-
destroyed wife, found that she was only
stunned a little. On recovering she
complained of pain in the scalp, and
her hair had become and remains dry
and rigid. After this last caprice the
meteor disappeared; and from the
quantity of soot which fell from the
chimney, it is supposed to have found
vent in thf t direction. It was accom
panied by a loud detonation, but
whether on its first appearance, or when
it vanished, no one can say. These
details are gathered from a letter writ
ten to Padre Seochi, from the Meteoro
logical Observatory at Velletri, and
published in the Voce delta Verita, of
July 9. After this one may believe that
Tanaquil really did see a "lambent
flame" play around the head of Servius
Tnllns in his cradle ; nor can the tale
of the stars, playing on the river
Moldeau, on the Prague, over the body
of St. Jean Nepomus, be so certainly
set dewn as a pious fancy of the Middle
Ages, unsupported by natural phe
nomena. He Advertised for a Cook and Got a
Good H ife.
Ban Francinco Call.
He was a bachelor who kept a house
in a fine street in a fine city, both of
which shall be namelesu. One day he
advertised for a cook. Twenty-five
young women and ten old ones an
swered the advertisement. All of them
had references in their pockets, as per
requirement. Among the twenty-five
young women was a s'im creature in
the shabbiest shawl and bonnet there,
with exactly enough flesh on her bones
to hold them together, bnt a lady,
every inch of her.
"References," he said to her as she
sat before him.
She took eff a mended glove and
showed him a forefinger rough as a
nutmeg with much sewing.
' " There's the only proof that I have
that I've been trying to earn an honost
living," she said.
" An odd reference for a cook," he
said.
" That's for character," said she ; I'll
show you how I can cook I'll give
practical proof of that."
" You are not a servant," he said.
" Not yet. I mean to be. I've been
sewing for a living, and I am sick of
it," said she.
He looked at her from top to toe.
"Family?"
" Myself only," said he.
She nodded.
"Dinner at six?"
She nodded again.
" Soup every day ? "
She nodded once more.
" For the rest, variety."
" All right," said she.
He named the wages, and took her
down into the kitchen, where the young
person who was general bsbisihlil re
ceived her with a bewildered stare.
After that he did not see her for four
weeks, but his meals were delicious.
At the end of the time he went down
Btairs to pay her wages. It was late in
the evening. A plump lady, with pink
cheeks, sat before the fire stoning rais
ins. He did not know her at first, but
as the knowledge dawned on him he
realized how nearly she had been to
starvation on the day when he hired
her. All he said was.
" I'd like my steak boiled less."
After that he saw her once in four
weeks regnlarly. She never said any
thing to him but "Thankye, sir." He
alwajs found fault with something, his
eyes fixed on vacancy the while. He
was a trim and Dig uacneior oi iony,
with handsome black side whiskers.
She was thirty, and a warm-tinted
blonde not red-haired, though the
kitchen-girl thought so. Her hair was
Titian's pet color. Inwardly she cf died
her master "that bear." becretly she
thought him very handsome.
One day the dinner came uowu uu-
tasted.
"What fault has he found with it
now ? " she asked.
" None." said the eirL " He's sick."
At breakfast no one came to the table,
Then the cook ascended the stairs, and
finding a pair of boots outside one door,
knocked at it.
" Come in," said a faint voice.
She went in. and the result of her in
vestigations was a telegram to the
doctor. Her master, who had always
been proud of not being vaocmated,
had caught the small-pox.
You d better go. xou 11 catch it,-
said he to her.
"I'm not afraid," said she "Some
body must stay, you know."
She staid. As he got oetter ce re
warded her as convalescent men al
ways do reward their nurses by scold-
ing her and nnaing iauis wiin every
thing. She had helped the doctor to
save his life, and had done all that
mortal could do, but he snapped and
snarled at her.
One day. however, he, being well.
though still in quarentine, had some vile
concoction brouKht mm ior nis din
ner.
" What is this?" he asked.
" It's the best I could do," said Brid
get-,. who, having been a viotim to the
disorder in her childhood, had no fear
of it. " Cook has gone off.
"Where has she gone? asked the
master.
1 To the hospital 1 said Bridget.
" She did be getting the small-pox and
she went.
: It wasn't for one iust out of a Bick
bed to use the language the master did
after that," Bridget said, in relating
the incident.
But he was yet an invalid and he did
not know his cook s name.
She had never told it to him. He
tried in vain to discover her where
abouts, but Bridget stowed some sa
cacitv. " The wages were owing, and
he trunk in the bed-room. Cook would
'ome back."
So "the master" waited; a month
passed ; another week ; then another ;
then one evening some one rang the
bell.
Cook is back and wants to see
you, said undget.
The master went into tne parior.
There sat the long-absent woman. Her
hair had been cut short and curled up
about her temples ; but her complexion
was not spoiled, though she was thin
and worn again.
" I ve come to see whether you wanted
me to cook for you again, she said.
" No," he said.
" Very well," said she.
"You had no business to go off that
way, said he.
" Who d have tanen care oi me r sue
asked.
It was mv duty to see to that, after
all you'd done for me," said he.
" Not at all," said she. " And about
the wages? I don't want to hurry you,
but I need the money."
" Oh, you do ?" said he.
Then he sat down near her.
" What a bear I was to you," he said.
"Yes. indeed," said she.
"Fretted and found fault with you."
" So unreasonable, too," said she.
" And yet you'd cook for me again ?"
said he.
" If I suit you," said she.
" You do,'r said he.
" You might have said so before,"
said she.
"Not as cook," said he.
" Oh!" said she.
"The kitchen is no place for you,"
said he.
" It's better than sewing, said she.
"But if I make you another offer?"
said he.
Will you marry me? I like you
better than any woman I ever knew."
" But it s a matter of mutual liking,
said she ; "not of yours alone."
" Answer my question, said he.
" It is too unexpected," said she.
" Don't believe it," said he ; "yes or
no?"
" Oh," said she " Well, no."
." Now you are angry," said he.
" You are in a temper," said she ;
notL"
I'll ask you a second time, ' said
he ; "will yon have me?
"Second thoughts are best, said
she. i
"Yes."
And they were married, and, aa they
never divoroed.it is proper to presume
mat wiey were nappy.
Roeherort and Cassagnac's Comnll
A- A. .!. t
menu to x.acn uiaer.
Ia his letter challenging M. Paul tie
Casnagnao to fight a duel with hint, M
Rochefort said : "The abuse for which
I ask satisfaction from you contains at
the same time an engagement on your
part, from which it is impossible for
you to witbdraw. Be good enough to
start immediately for Geneva with your
seconds. Mine await you. xou will
not invoke legal interference, as yon
aia with regard to m, Ulemeuoeau.
am not pardoned, pardon being only
granted to those who ask it : but I am
free. I demand the satisfaction whioh
too declare yourself prepared to grant
Deiorenand, and I beg von. moreover,
to prevent your honorable father from
warning the prefect of polioo. My two
friends, Puissant and Bouvier, who
wnl hand this letter to you, will under
take to transmit your answer." In his
reply to this Mr. de Cassagnao wrote :
-oince you nave had the condescension
to write to me permit me not t be
hindhand to give you counsels. Jn
ii r - - l - i , . .
ma neat piaoe uo not put any armor
about you. It is a good thing onci in a
way; it would not be fair a second
time. Sinoe I do not care about per
petuating meetings of this kind. I
should very much wish that this not
over-convenient way of wearing a shirt
of mail should not save your life as was
once the case with me. I ex t, do not
forget your bottle of English smelling
salts. Your fainting fits have remained
famous, and I should be very sorry to
go so far as to unlace your stays and
andminister perfumes to you."
The seconds of both individuals met.
but as already announced, they could
not agree to terms.
Japanese Fan Decoration.
A New York correspondent of the
Boston Gazette says : What do yon
suppose our people of taste are rising to
decorate their honses with ? I don.t
mind putting you on the traek, for I
shall have laid in my stock before this
letter gets in print. They are using
nothing more or less expensive than
Japanese fans the kind you buy for
three cents a piece. I fear, though, as
soon as the dealers find out they are
worth more to us, that they will raise
the price. For a couple of dollars yon
can get some beautiful specimens of
Japanese art, and unless you have tried
it you have no idea how beautiful it is
for decoration. Stick two or tares fans
behind a picture, or up against the
chimney-piece, or back in the shelves
where you keep your old china. I heard
of a lady the other day who had a bor
der of these fans running aronnd her
parlor wall. A young artist I know
lives in a rented house which has a very
ugly plaster certer piece on the parlw
ceiling. He could not afford to get a
new one, so he has the offensive piece
stuck full of brilliant fans. Alma
Tadema had his beautiful drawing
room on tho banks of the Thames deco
rated with these fans, and the effect
was striking and beautiful. Japanese
wall paper is expensive and hard to get;
so that we who have not the wealth of
Mr. Russell Sturges have to content
ourselves with tho fans, for which we
are truly grateful.
Crown Muds In Russia.
There are seven crown studs in Rus
sia and one in Poland, containing
altogether 3,002 brood mares and horses,
with twelve crown stables having 945
stallions. The Carjanov stud, pur
chased by the crown thirty years ao
from the heirs of Count Orloff, is di
vided into three sections, one devoted
to pure English horses, another to sad
dle horses, and the third to trotting
horses. The Derkuli stud breeds Eng
lish carriage horses, the New Alexan
drov, a kind of half blood saddle horse,
the Simarevsk thoroughbred Arabs,
and the Strjeletzl Oriental horses. In
the Orenburg stud horses are bred for
tho light cavalry and the artillery.
Russia further possesses 2,411 private
studs, having C,4'J6 stallions and about
70,000 brood mares, besides upward
of 69.000 stallions and 620.000 brood
mares in the Capack and steppe "tabu
nes." Horse breeding Las increased
on private estates sinoe the emancipa
tion of the serfs, and many of the studs
have been broken up, and havo passed
in part into the hands of the peasantry,
In Russia there are 380 hone fairs, at
which about 150,000 animals re an
nually sold, out of about liG-5,000 are
brought to market. The average price
of a horse is 60 roubles about $A).
(Jaeen Tie's Common Kindness.
In noticing tho " English-Gypsy
songs," by Miss Tuckey, we omitted to
mention that one of the poems in tho
book, entitled "Told near Windsor," is
founded on an incident in tho icen
life, but little known out of the
charmed Romrnanv cirole. One bitter
wintory day, when the mow was lying
thick all over Windsor park, a gypsy
family were crossing it, when the tent
had to be suddenly pitched, the - pangs
of labor haying overtaken the mother.
A few sticks were bnrredly gathered.
but there was hardly any time to
scrape away the snow and get the fire
lit before tho gypy woman gavo birth
to twins. Ihe park-keepers, of course,
came up, and ordered the tent to be
taken off tho ground. But the birth of
the twins in the snow under her windows
reached the ears of her majesty, who at
once sent food and drink and clothing to
the wanderers. Amongst tho presents
were soma babies' woolen stockings, knit
by her majesty's own hands, and a pair
of blankets, which, but a short time be
fore, hid lain on a state bed. Gypsies
repeat this with great pride, and " the
socks knitted by tho Queen of th
Gorgios " are frequently referred to by
them when they speak of deeds of
thonghtful and timely charity. The,
AthavrMtn.
" Would yon please give a boy who
broke his leg the other day a few pea
nuts?" inquired a small chap of an ave
nue (.Tocer. " Now, boy, you are lying
to mj," said the grocer, looking the boy
in the eye, " I don't believe yon know
any boy who has broken his leg. Uome,
now, do you?" "No, I don't," replied
the lad, after some hesitation, " bnt 1
know a boy whose sister fell down and
jarred her teeth out !" He got a few
peanuts.
A oentlkman in the eastern part of
the Htato, who wu about having his U-p ampu
tated oa account of Um being bout at right
angles and stiff at the knoe, hnard of John
son a Anodyne liiiinieni. Alter nsintf it a
short time his Ikr bncame straight, and is now
as serviceable a the other.
A great many people have asked us
of late, " Hovr do yon keen your borne looking
so sleok and Kkwsy ?" We tfll thm it" the
easiest tiling in the world; give Hheridan's
Cavalry Condition I'owdera two or three times
a week.
ClOSSy Black Whiskers are admired by
evnry lady. i' u can nave in in ny uning in. Tnit'
improved Hair Dye. To be hail of any drnifgiat.
.. .. - - m
1 h nM InvwitmTt -
SILVER TIPPED
!. e iv otiM lakl ant for
liver Tl arli (,n ,l:r ut
the worth o' n plr of lir
Also try Wlrs Uullfrt folxs.
iini1 to so hocauie everv-
bod wnf tlim.
Hi
CABLE SCREW WIRE
ho li tend Mim. Tb- v fcff
1iirr le, cany and dry
Aino try wire yuLitn imhh.
IriVKRV FAMILY WAN
J old byaem. Ji1i1r
! PS IT. Mon'T lo It
M. N. Lovll..ri.ra
(tin Per lajr Agents. Artli- new.vinbl
IU uuuilU 1. Uiinfonl.t'rawfordavUle.Ind
WANTED AOF-WTS. UnmpUi un4 Outfit frm
Ji.uer Uxcm VoU. A.OooitAOol)haM(0
$5.00
COLT'S SEVEN SHOOTER. Bond for Ulni
tratloui he. Box 1!), Milan, Tennesax.
$10;$25
ner riitv. Kpnd for Chmmn ffct!oi.ua.
J: 11. ficrruaD'a Hons. Huatra, Mua.
A":!vrs, Silt Ki r!NTrl fimnuo, nvitiiilwt.
tt i II lor ll 1"4 lor i. Inrx -nl vari.-iy In
the Morid .
mini
ma I Ihrutnn . fhlla.
nnurTllllin for you.
Belie at albt. Oar
O U lYl L I 11 1 II oolu money.
we bav
run mouev fur nil. men uf women, bora Of
rirla. o bole or pure lime.
or apwre lime, mm eiamp tor ilia-
onus
ddreaa ImdI Ulack, Nl tWUtord. Mae
nop CoBMUX-a rrt Onrrnnirr. Sold
Uufir. Wm. H. Cornell, iroi.-r, w.
TH K ONLY POf.YTmifT'OC HUM rr itTTTi
MMLUMKMI'I II ALL., Kll. it in,
Five varanciea, owing toenlarKtneiit. Apji'? i o0 .
WlWTrn Yo,"l,u'n,o1arnTeler,hii,. r
II flit 1 LU menent poeitiona murtn .1. Ad-It-faciUc
lv.egrapb, 11.1 Mala fct., ni.ii., lei,,
ROOFING E
LY I'ATF.N T IltOV It mi l'.
at liml-lr end e.. niniiri-iii.i
oipifin. M ill 1 l (i. t B ,
rrvn im
1 Kan A
pPr la riri(i wiui I ok mir i.r u i
rv fc f'n.. I 'I fftrtwir n a!iu,i t l.l.....
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4 ' t4l.l. AU,.
ft uir. h in t i M fr.
Nw i-ri'Mn at
AGENTS AV
ANTKI )
For the faelmt eel Una; ho h ever pel. Ih d.
lur virx vierM .. unr ir u-rn,i t a-,etiti
ftaioal Pul.llelilim t a., Ml "l.o,u. Mo
G D A UG CDC TU S""iial amnirer. fill' i
OnHnur.no rd wnny. at hiui.ul,.., K
hAdijUKrlT ,f National Wnnif : ;m ,.r - n
i m,ui ihe. fpit (Iranueand Hun Iv iutir A ;
wauled. Adm N 1 ion n i n k k. oik.u Ir K
A I 50 tier Month In nm,le hv Aeent ) t-.ir
pplemltd aworlnieiit i f h w Mer e 'i'l T r tir
1 alalnxue free. K ('. I.1!IIIA.N 5l'nr,i.yr-
M I ore ana I TV went tin Mil lurimnii, i
A MOTII.-Ai-nm w.iu-. ev.
where. Hninee linnorehle end r,
rtaea. PannMllnn eeril fre.,
ra WOK I'll All), M l.ouiv Mo,
anil M'WIjMu Imlut aliai.lut- 1,
N.eriily cured. ainle":ni"i,'li'H
phihI niarnu lor iarii-uiar. i.r ter
luui IH7 Waalunmun at , I lilcwn. li
$75
a uirrv SI He:, nt y.mr own h. inr, k
H fi LLn or pnrt of your lime. nMli.r i
male. A rare chance io make mum-v . r i
tveiy rew. Circular fe. NO H r H w e I ,'
hVr-HLT COMl'AN V.S W. lke l . Iilraco.l,
PENNSYLVANIA
military Arailriuy.l lieatt-r la. 1 '!-'. f--j
UtUm t Ivfl h iik'XM -r.ii(c. i.i i l untie, u'"ti hi
Military Art llioroui;h,v tanht. For rt.uU
pply to roLTrthO, HYATT. IT. i
SY'Ilon,N'Yt rKonl hnrmlim.
li-
w fltn'r pj1! niv iim nni tni vain tun I
and affitl ion of art r r m i hy c fxi tnt nil l v
Tri'a an ail rn pwn. m i ny ni n, r-n ; i
Miner wun a luarriair j-rjuien rn
ramv. Hint to Laulx. , Ac. l.it ,"' M
qiitMr b mil. Ad 1ri I'. WILLI M-tfc ( ., 'n
i.aufr I'liraufipiiia. ra
WAGON
I'oVKits, Tl-NIta ri'-i
fur irti.
RUDOLPH A CO.,
t. Joui-. Mo.
DOUBLE YOUR TRADE
drnt(iU. irrocr it d-nVr -irr f1un nrni Ji-t
7ns In K'nl'l 'i'kr rrrr OtpmtM Imiiiic U
1 ra i ompaiiy. Miltm. ft.. N.Y.I, o ! 4
WANTEDS
iliK1 KOIl I II It
K IU ( Wnriil. I t i i
littn 1 . rit h raw
1 .1 n vftMii , ri'd'ti iwii , iMn holder ,pi m II , it
4nt Yard M'-a-'ttrHnd a I'li-n-df Jow.-.rv , m
Itarlcntr1 , wtlli fwr;irtt vi it- , rti i
rular ii It hi ukv.lt Co. 7 0V Mrod way Mt t.
WILD LIFE h
A !nd d Nfw HhmtrM I uu
I in amftfr' own rata
IN THU .
ARWEST;
ltlt and thf tfinff h-Ivi-hIm
ninfiB Indian. In lmrr! win
iiuiiiiuf t iU aiilmafwt 'le. 'I
bonk mi (h lid F H W Kr Hru nm t unit to
un 1 ora l aeV im rt.nmtt
4UK! I'M W A ! KI. K, A lU'Ti HIMo i
( CINCINNATI, O.
N. V, MtTKVHAM'H
TTJTIHTIVII
WATER WHEEL
Wm t'rid. 4 ycikri a'id ( tt! t
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'nit, li i and ha proved l t n
irf",,aU I i!ial. Irtr
Vl.-.lr rampm. trrv. Ti.k'. lit It Ml i
Yma. l a.
THK IIKOT In Ihe tYnrl.l,
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mavk.h in I i.k, i.i.i ii
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M MOItf Ml l( Hit ri.Ali
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j h l,ll- hi- ell in I'ti c w ,1 h ,
SKI, I, llki IHM I AKK"
a s-imI m.1 nm I, if rlri-ulnr '
IH. K. tilt A I '.
till llwana hi.. fcw l irl
I'lraaant anil ProfltaM mnlnyiMcnl .
H'aiiilull' "l hai in 1 1' N "n. I"' "v.l.
tm bi they vii.rlli " iii li nrr , 'en,
tloita hy lli,i-e wlm ' lt lirii.-el.-weiil ,Ni-w ' V
i.M pfi.ntic-'i nv ine i-,,ii,.i- an en.i tui-u
lir., in, i Puhllftln'titf . riK-yaieaii 11 rl, cl i;. .
ol art. Nil one mil r.l-t Itie llnpl l 11.11 l-i 1
when aeelng ihn t liriiiiiiu It riiir.e im inn
o ell the pli'lnr..., lliV npiaa nir ineni-e
AnvaK-rN, av.'lili and Li-ri'i aail u.m l.-ni."
bl eiiiidoyiiieul, will II n. I ihia'the hi'! i'i
ever ollerm! lo innk- trmn . Vi r niil p.iii. ii
ei-lid ataiiui fur Miill.1enlll I Iff lim A.llr.
m.KAk'lN A I !, Waeh Ilia ion t ,llo Inn.' .
'I hU lie f nm li . ,
with erl.-.- i mi I,
n hl aii'l iIh,. 4'Ihi
IumI f . ririt iiioi i
,.l I hn ImxIv. riMniim
Kilpl lire iitid.'r I li.- hur
eM imrr.-i., .ir ..ynii'
Hi r h i ii lllilll pt ilii.iii it :
ly rnri.nl. Hold i in-, i
tir ll. e
Elastic Trr.ss Co.
AM I llrnmlway, rtatv Vnrk lit'.
jent by mall, i'all uriiid lo t ular ami t.er!iri-l
LANE &. BODLEY,
John A. Water StsM Cincinnati.
m aM'fa 'T ritKiw or
PLANTATION MACHINERY
For Haw BJ Ilia, nrlil U IU. I i.tloii iln. Hui.i
Mllla.etc. Hond fur our lllualtated caUl.inii"
WVOJMIXI KINTIII. V
LOTTERY
a Foiirr k ron 1 . mhw-i tv-Fiiv :n vw.
TK'KK.r.i ll FWM-HIX PolltS.
CAPITAL PRIZE SOO.OOO.
Legalized uj authority or an art i f the U'toi-iaiiui
(INF. chAm'k IN riVK.
ARKtila wanted. N.nnl for circulars. Ad.lr.a lh
luaiiiKrr, J. M. l'A'l I KK, l-armma Oty, .vni.ti.'
BnwnFiinfi.fcin imu
"f ! r-l -t I h'i I I 1 T -
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dry and hy Ihe M Kit I lK.N i'UI'IK.1 '. A'J
CliauiOerra Mtccl. New leik.
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irer-!lh bowel., lh kliln. v. ami II, e p .e. 1
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siuoiik lite. mta.-.liM i.r ll.er.-il i.ruKii, aim
lirilin tlli-lll ' a to III.' 1 ilnlv there u II lilt!
like If." ri Kumtliia, put I j lij. Imls- ilium, 1 -
Ing isjieraliuii ut'
Tarraut'i Effrrmmit Sfllzrr Jl pi ru nt.
ft renovate the iy.i. 111 an t ri-i'or.. t. i h i.mi
the l.ody and tin- 111I111I. 11 I I ny an I'ri-n;. u
A FORTUNE
FOB SI.
L1.HA.LLV AUTlIOUIZr.D.
TEIAS GIFT CONCERT ASSOCIATION
or !K?iwt TrAM, wti.l mit a
GRAND GIFT CONCERT,
la aid of a Maam.lc and I. O. O. P. Temple,
SEPT. 22, 1075.
First Capital Gift. . . SSO.OOO
Second Capital Cift, . 20,OOO
Beeldca (llfla ia prop ir'tun aiuonntmir m ail l-
tS25O,000.00.
LOWCV GIFT TO 1 WHOLE TU'KI.T, 'A
lTlcarf a .hnle T'rkel. fA which con.l.'ta
of Bra tl Oonp-aa.
Coupon Tickets, SI,
Which al'l entitle the lirtMer lo adtuiealntl to ll e
flrand IJoncert and lo one-ttfih ol wha.ii . r Kill
ni.r lie aw.rded lo ihe h"le tii'knt uniul i-r.
rpwp.inatr.le aa-eiite wanti-d.
All orders lor tickets eetiUun-ct prnmpIlT M'ed.
flircnlare, I'air, etc., alv f full pain iilara,
senl frsw. Ia srritiea, he ante and atnti jmn
name, ar.wn, eonnty and aeaie In full.
rVdera for ln-kets a'uoniiriiit to an J upward
arnt C. O. I., If desired.
Addreea a'l comniiti.irat1.iua and make all re
mlttancsa of money to
A. R. COLLINS, SEC Y,
Denlson, Texas.
GEO. P. R DWELL & Ol
HK1 wriiina: in advertisers plesne m-nlio.
Ihe oaaue ut inn pept r. co. .1 it. .-. l.
rrjPERPETTJAXi
USORGHUM EVAPORATOR.
Vl -Tr Vi. $20. $25.
lvvy.'j rCHEAP & DURABLE.
YTV-f-' S1ND FOB ( IKfl IARS.
j T .1 : 1 Adrirwi theenly Mjni tartursr'
$250
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