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VOLUME XX. RAYVILLE, RICIILAND PARISH, LA., FEBRUARY 18, 1888. NUMBER S. ~I~e~ RtcI~n Ie aco af ews d ailr 4" 4,w AS A" L L ;-m WIS. P. Usnghamn PrOp. T"b > 'wm It s m edie.. U U Y~spi t _.M 1 _U_ viwrumb * c~ss by ~wrmdvod, a, bu umý Wiudis ~bdoi !N IM . o f A d v a m id a g R ~mall m s g o To O&M muam qa ° A IPA= an ium sRoLfam ads.ria 1hs& 68 $5 $7 $" 610 $~ i Lw 7 10 18 16 " ~ 6 iw 10 13 16 16 4 lmb. 7 11 14 1? 88 6am Sad 18i 16 so $5 " laeb 16 14 16 8$ so 18 hinc 17 37 88 44 80 IS mes u 42 70888N 81s and aso re mg bk fe dm aa o MM ub ebes i/,, web ,.. sahrt, m rlrr~~f ~L b~-of my amr M -1 - Ials is . eºrrepaab1 p d~r r lilt %I Ur*ro L lax.d hr SEPHEN BAULK, Attorney-at mL.aw, * ATYRIA LL WELLS £ TOLEE, Bieblshrr lsrisls, ow sids, lOF'T WHETSTONE, ATThORNY AT LAW, ho Ota h-lDaf a Ww w ws. M Rhbmis a v.canal PATENTS. Clbveasa T~raide Mark. wrCrrb mlw. Wel a'b.m arl~,C urmiibtd a~g p 'aorW~4 - Idama Skcd wrrz~r 3?.~ on ~tL u~rbumu awl eb. heru lb Rb. t hbpqr ~tso -Bzo~rlsiw AB3SENCI. i Peqrant edors all tl air Breath et rose awl violet; Brd tn eadeaces met rare ing for Joy. But I forget All this mmde--th's paers m Wafted from the rose's bloom and lonely as a tomb s my bheart to day. Robins, Ash your little throats. Coea those sweet, ecstatic trill! ] And this fragrance An which floats Through the valleys-down the hills, Roaes, keep till I have grown Glad again! My bird las flown, And the rose I call my wn Blashes far away. -Ferak Dempspler Serma. A SUDDEN TIIAW. nT MARGARET TCrIFN. If ever there was a woman w,.h a frozen he.:rt, it was old Tabitha Snape. From whence had come the cold waves that turned it to ice no one in the neigh borhood whe-e she lived ever knew. She had arirved in that neghlborhood when a woman of afout sixty, with three vans of furniture and a daughter. The furniture had been very tine and had been well kept. The daughter had once been very pretty, but hMd not been well kept. 1 mention the furniture first be cause old Tabitha Sna` held it first in value. She saw it asafel stowed away in the house befora she let herself think that Ursula might be tired and hungry. Then she turned to her and snnapped out '(Dan Lewis, the van driver--lie wag a foly-'ooking forty-year-old b chelor- , her, and told his favorite si. ter of it in the evening): "What are you a-walk!n' mroun lookin' like aghost fort 8 pose you're hankleria' after somethin' to eat. I never want anythia' to eat when there's work to be done. I ne'er was a slave to creeter comforts. (it along an' feed your; if." "Poor thing," said kan, meaning the daughter, "she looked ready to t;int. Pretty womas, too, but awful thin:. I felt like fetchin' the old un' a re iar.' smack. Those old Turks of worn :! al ways do make me mad." en years mother and daught-r had lived in the old-fashioned two-story and ahlIf brick house, of which they on'f'c occupied the basement Soar, the re t be lug let to lodgers, when their front at tic room became vacant0'nd a bill noti lying the passerebyof he fa:t was hung outs ade the parlor window. "To a singl: istleatraoaly," the bill bhad read-butl *a rude storm coming along the very m iht it was put out ared the "sing:e •entleman" away and left only "a room to let." And the next morning Ursula answemd the bell to nd a little woman n widow's drew ssaadinj on the stoop. Seh a prett little wo am, albeit the tip of her dlaft meaead been tweaked bya beak No.bbr wind--uamannerl old chap-until It was nearly as red as her cheeks. "You have a room to let," she began, when Ursula interrupted her with "To Ssinsle getlema only." o " But yor bill does not say so," said the little woman. " Oh, ves it des, aerted Ursul. o "Oh, $o it does't," said the caller. Ursula stepped out and lookejl up at it. 0 "; Good gracious!" she exclaimed. 1" The sing le man has been torn of by the wli .' '" Why esan't you make believe I'm a inle gntleman '" asked the small " now. o sgle gentleman could ve better than I do. And this is t the leatle rve been looking for I a long tiame. Bel near the store or whi I make, eshions andI awhets,I would not ias to leave my' little buy-" She got no farther. "Your little boy !" repeated Unsula with dilated eyes. 0 And hbe stepped ide the door again p made as t1o she would close it ece. But the pretty widow clasped aeh and etreatinly. "Please, please let me come ipto the hall and inish what I wa aslr:t toy ay," she bejged. Mis Spre o, ned the door just wide enough to i l.i her, saylg, Ina sered' voie,a dshedid o: ' aee's no us of rteL~Jki8 hager. It's net me;" it's "'Y rat he wouldn't hav a' wem r the useany me than shhd heI a-a-eamel, and ahe weolda't haw ehid aMy more than she'd bave n whale meau- 'm rewy, but adeed "Plemet IM, party " theghtL tha ate wM w. bY t she 'dds t Ie upi heMu1grte speak nIadeslmly Oft m _ratry she eared ase esalngly than ever. "Ca't yel per *ade mother? Walter Ls a ade d wi-- .. res dml. she .. 1 ora eaur, ltale seehsm. D let s Mad heart, anIam mere ye weald my ritoa if yen al keew hew much i esdafriuesd.N jhaacl death en m adum la tbl Id i m aee nelanive It, wot holo , a i rtt hr a n kluh aIwpand f attrdy am b es erey.heart.ea an tle it. Urels dmsk wei me, methr mt ket aw It. You am t khea t na Lp theeild bl yeu, and whea eg uat aewr pm thae tweemen whb (asher and I live In the hinint) earn the ethar way. My rem nsleaesln e a t'he e sad brake m ge I..bt it we see Sof d "a i fe now gwed-bpe: shell b it bOe'Ui.ua r e1nated. Ibeli st·ie In a tiny stove, and warm crimson car atis draping the corner window that overlooked the broad, busy street, "I think you wi.l ind it real snug quarters here, Mrs. Brown." said Dan Lewis as he sat down the party's trunk. (He had been a friend of her husband and was always ready to do her a good turn.) "You won't see the old lady as long sa she is lame, and I guess that may be for yeas,, or it may be forever,' as the song says; and the daughter, though I haven't spoken to her more'n half a dozen times, strikes me as a nice sort of woman. Pretty, too, if she wasn't so awful thin." And, as time went on, Mrs. Brown found her a nice sort of woman -in fact, a very nice sort of woman. True, she only saw her for about an hour every afternoon, when old Tabitha inape was taking her after-dinner nap, but given an hour every afternoon for a few weeks and two women can become very well ac uainted. And soon-Ursula tell ing it in chapters, as it were-the little widow knew the whole history of her landlady and her landhady's daughter. Of which history it is only necessary that I shuld repeat that portion relating to Ursula's only brother's wife and child. And I will repeat it in Ursula's own words. "My mother fairly ilolized my brother," she said, "and hoped and prayed that he would never marry. But, shortly after my father's death, when he was but twenty-three years old, he died. And in two years his wife deserted him and her baby-boy. He 'ived only a year after she left him. 'Then my mother gave all her love to his child, who looked as much like an angel as your Walter does. Well, when the boy was . years of age his wicked mother stole him from us and In spite of all our efforts we never saw him again until one evening we found him at our door dying from privation and ill-usage. And when he passed to the summer land, 'Never,' cried my mother, 'never shall woman or child enter myhrcse again.' Then we left our homse,which is miles and miles away,and came here, where my life has been lonely eniugh I can to I you, for my mother's wl ole nature seemed to change on the d:ay of my little nephew's death, and fro a being a kind and loving woman she became a very-a very arbitrary one. Your coming has made it oh! so much brighter, but I live in constant dread that she will find out-" "Oh! no she won't," interrupted the little widow. " o one but Dan knows I'm here and there's no fear of his telling. He's a good fellow, Dan is," and Ursula fancied there was a blush on her cheek as she said so. "Yes, he seems to be a gro-T fellow!" said the landlady's daughter, with a Well, 1 widow had been installed in the front stc roo:n for a mouth and a I half, when she awoke morning to say to ! herself: "Dear me! This is the day be-( fore Walter's holiday, aid I'll have to' leave him home while 1 go out to buy hie some toys. I must try and go while the old lady is taking her nap, so that Ursula can s!ay with him." But she couldn't get the work-on the payment for which depended the buying of th- toys--done in time to carry out this i Kan, so the was obliged to start lust aferthe old lady had taken her nap. And, fearing to leave the ch'id in the room with the fire she carried ýim to the room be'ow heated by the cellar furnace, the occfupat o which being really "a single gentleman," was away at business, sad after enjoining him to touch noth iag, but sit uad look out of the window unt. she tar.e back, she kissed him goodbye and departed. Walter sat sti.l for a long quarter of an hbe. ITea he slid from thtochair sad walked about the room, looking at the pictures, and pipes, and canes, etc. Then down the long stairs he toiled, to be confronted by the el.bsed parlor doors. " ;uess there isn't any chimney ina there," he aid, after trying in vain to turn the door-knobs, and away he weat down the next flight of stairs, till the lowest hall was reached. And here, pausing at an open door, he looked in at a grm old woman sitting in a big, old fastomed rockiag-chair, with her knit ' tin her hands And there stood the tightly Erasping the little red stockig, one tiny foot bare, he blue eyes wide opes, ad a bright mile on his rosy lip, when this grim old woman haneed to glaa e that way. "Who a yeou, and what do you wat-" she asked ina so gruff a vetoi that ntie huadred sad. ninety nine childre eat of a thasnd would hve beenw s e by it that they would have twl and a or send ad sremed aut WA tr wastle thousandth. Hle did atie. Ioto the rom he walked, themie Mill a his rsy lips, ad in hisL bid4-e tsam pled: * gmlem-s, I'mm Ittley aYm a pe~ dra oe herbn l her rIs "I'm ant ar - tha she epkah efore. "But wn't you bet" sked the child, eemla lose to ler and looking up eeres hto her fae. "Woa't you h f ather anea has r e to Heaven, eal my plap's gone too. Yeo eek jst tlUe a wa aim grad--" But. before oud haish the se teaee, TabItha sape caught him to her ieos, the ee a nd her heart meltaed ad a dissolve i warm tears from her eyes Her daughter, ceming in a few momets after, stood for an Istant as th trmd tostone, and tha lew to Lh littl wrde in her mereh for Iher bhy, and talth wedrful, woeeder ful news. Waiter's lap that nit eeledn held Ihe, a, r .tr , t wJ ts boght him And a far the kitche table, that e WLewlY Tea Dam LewS the eM lady hod astually allewed him toeai a a Mive s ipem ts fr t wiMewr'a StJ ba h a4 him at the ts-hop wh terr mutYr had ast herad hae Stldie h lm te wemimfL, wendi "me, st~asp esther le at aneM x.- " M "Bless your heart!" suddenly inter. rapted Dan, "it's you I want to call on, not Mrs. Brown, though no one admires the pretty widow or loves her little boy more than I do. But when it comes to downright, reg'lar calling, it's you, Miss Ursula, that Dan Lewis wants to indict that sort of thing upon. S'Good gracious! and whatfortl"stam mered Ursula, letting the china lamb she was holding drop from her hand, thereby depriving that interesting quadruped of a head "What-for- Mr.--lews?" "WetL, see here. Miss Ursula (never mind the lamb-I'll get you at whole flo"k of 'em), you've led your mother for some time past to believe that there was one more gentleman lodger in the house than there was, haven't you? And, al though you must be thirty years of age -hey? Thirty-five! Oh, no, nothing of the sort. Thirty, my dear, thirty; and, as I way saying, although you are thirty years of age, that most praise worthy deception has lain heavyon your very young conscience. Let me help you make amends for it. Give me a home in your house-not as a single, but as a double, with you as myother and better half." "Good gracious!" said Miss Ursula. De'roit Free Press The eost Famous Eatish Bankers. The most famous of English ibnkers are the Barings, to whom a sort of Amer iean interest attaches because one of the greatest of the house, Alexander Baring, married the celebrated Philadelphia heiress and beauty, Anne Louise Bing ham. Shl was one of the first of Amer. ican peeresses, Mr. Baring becoming L.ord Ashburton in 183.1. It was with him, whi'o he was Minister from Eng land, that Daniel Webster, then Secre tary of State, negotiated the treaty set tling the northeastern boundary. The details of the treaty were arranged be tween these old-fashioned diplomats while they were off on a fishing excur sion together. The founder of the bank ing-house was Sir Francis Baring, who died in 18'0, leaving a fortune of ';2,000.000 to his three sons-Thomas, Alexander and Henry. Thonus, sue. ceeding to the baronetcy, gave up the business. Henry, the youngest brother, had rather a romantic reputation as a lucky gambler, who was frequently able to break the bank of a gambling-house. He was the amazement of beholders when when he would sit down at a tambling table with piles of go'd and notes before him, and continue to play until the bank was compelled to stop. But the reputa tion of a successful gambler was hardly suited to the membership of a great banking-house, and Mr. Henry was in dueed to retire from the firm. Alexander Baring. often called "Alexander the Great," continued the business and ex tended the fortunes of the house. He it was that advanced the money after Waterloo that freed France from the or (yupation of the allied armies. "There are six great powers in Europe," said a statesman at that time, "England, France, Russia, Austria, Prussia and the Barings." While not as wealthy or powerful as the house of Rothschild, they hae frequently been its successful rival in great financial operations. Chicago Tribune. Psple Whk' anere It is perfectly true that no one ever heard of a snooing savage, says a writer in the Fireside. In fact, if the wild man of the woods and plains does not sleep quietly he runs the risk of being discov ered by his enemy, and the scalp of the snorer would soon adorn the belt of his crafty and more silent sleeping adver sary. In the natural state, then, '"atu Sra! selecti;n" weeds out those who din turb their neighbors by making night hideous with their snores. With civili sation, however, we have changed all this. The impure air of our sleeping rooms induces all catarrhal affections. f The nasal pases are the first to be af fected. Instd of warming the inspired air orats way to the lungs, sad removing from it the dangerous impurities with which it is loaded, the Qiose becomes obstructed. A part ot the air enters and e eapes by way of the mouth. The veil0 of the palate vibrates between the two e currents-that through the mouth and I the one plsing through the partially Sldosed nostrils-like a torn sail in the s wind. The nore, then, means that the a sleeper's month is partially open, and that his hnlgs are in danger from the air a not being properly warmed and pearifed. e From the continual operation of these eaummes-the increase of impure alt a lin the sleeping rooms and permitting I habitual snaorers to escap killing ad I sealpng-ane scientists have pmdit that in the future all men (and the wo Stoo) ill snore. It gesaloug witb a the ay of the teeth and baldheaded. Smelllg 3ad eoeyjo SWhIle walking through a part of the STwenty-fifth Ward the other night with r a man who was ones in Government em ploy and who has been mixed up more or less in chemistry, I called his attention Sto a cuario smell that pervaded the a pree.nct. The night wars still sad Smuggyy,and the heavy air was charged a with a smell like burning metaL The man stopped sadbegan to soi. "II'm' - said he. "That ratheamr ddP' (Sai) r "Anstimony?" (Snil.) "By George! I Do you know what that is? smebody's making counterfeit money!" In Wedmes r day's paper I read with a little start of a surrprise a pararaph stating that eons I terfelt half dollar had mande their ap r perance Ina this city ain considerabl - nmbers. Here isa ehance for a drp. nosed detective to distinguish himelf I -)hw eyB .. A Wheepl-Ceagh Cure. Dr. Mehna, of Christinia,n m un I eates to his Nowegis tV a new I medthod of tantet for wheoilgeoeg * for which hk e claims ikh-I lia, I the diarese bhla c~ a edn s ik iP burig aret~ b~the ss, eet Sete., ued by tha deed chidren. The I childrenas hnetae et of tIheree, the in re re halkr the use bust hE1 sapesi tashe sndpema ha I aesanrgagA SCIL 1TIFIC AND INDLbTRIAL. -I An English engineer proposes by means of electricity to condense the solid part of smoke and send che solidi fled portion back to the furnace. A coast survey of Iceland is to be made by Denmark, at an expense of $20,000. Not much is yet accurately known of the depths and channels of many of the great bays and inlets. Exper.ments with, bearings of com. pressed vegetable parchment, instead of brass, are being made on Prussian rail ways. It is c!aimed that the material is very durable, tough and smo ,th, and requires much less oil than metal. The bearings are in successful use in a (tier man saw mill. 'Professor lHorsely alluded to the series of experiments on the influence of alco' hol upon plant life carried out by I)r. Ridge, of Enfield, who found that one sixteenth percent. of a solution of al ohol checked the growth of watercre-s, and that a tenth solution of alcohol killed its seeds. The position of th.* mielical pro fession with regard to alcohol as a fowl was becoming more and more detined. Some curious results pro.luaccd by ex ploding marked blocks of gun .otton on fiat plates of wrought iron hatve bet! described by Mr. C. E. Monroe. 'lTe gun cotton blocks were placed with the lettered, side down, and the letters stampec in relief appeared in relief on the iron after exp'osion, while, on the other hand, the letters deressed in the gun cotton were also depressed on the ron plate. Moore than 200,000 bird skins are now contained in the Natural Ilistory MIut seum at South Kensington, London. A recent acquisition is the collection of 27,000 specimens made by the late m:ar .quis of Tweedale. This was press..atedl by Captain W. tamsay, the n:atuaralist's nephew, who has included in his.-ift the Tweeddale library, embracing anearly 3,000 ornithological volumes, many of them very rare and valuable. The value of the various condi:t.e::ts in the preparation of combination di-ihes is gre.at. Used with discretion the y stinmu'ate the appetite and promote di gestion, red pepper being alse:ally valu abl3 in this connection. The variolu herbs and spices are exceedingly valu able; salt is absolutely aeces.s:ry tc health. despite all contrary a-a.rtions of the food cranks, and the condiments em p'oyedl in atking .it al Is prb!nut the digestion and ass'milntion of all food eaten at the same time. A japer that resists theaction of both! fire and water has it is said been reccntly invented in (era any by a Herr I ade wigg. The manufacture is accomp ish~dal by mixing twenty-five Iarts of aslest:s fiber with from twenty-five to thirty parts of aluminum sulphate, and the mixture is moistened with chloride of zincand thoroughly washed in wate ". It is then reated!cd with a solution of one impart of rasin soap in eight to ten parts of a solution of pr.re aluminum sul.hate, after which it is m anufactured in'o papler like ordinary pulp. The human race .is not the only or.e that has the privlegeof furnishint cen tenarians. There are several birds that have the pretension to easily r. ach the age that Mr. ('hevreul has attained. Among the candidates for the prize of longevity, says the Elevenr, auut be -ited the eagle, the swan, and the raaen, which live for over a ccatusy. The Ipar a roquet, as well t'ae her. n is content to become a sexagerta:ian. The sparrow a hawk lives to the age of forty, which is a the age likewise reached by the duck and pelican. The pea fowl lives to be twenty live,the pigeon twenty, the crane twenty four, the lanet twenty-fve, thegoldfinch ifateen, the lark thrktcen, the black beaded warbler fifteen, tke blackbird twelve, the canary bird twenty-four, the pheasant fifteen, the thrush ten, the do rpestie cock ten, the red throat twelve and the wren three. SSeela Lines Amont Thieves. a Among thieves there is as sharp a so E ca line as there is drawn in the best society. A beak-breaker of the old time would no more have been seen talking with an ordinary sneak thief than he I would have attempted to swallow his F own "jimmy" or hydraulic plmp. The cls lames among crimina!s were more a irply drawn formerly than to day, for Inowth ha nk-breaker has been driven r out of business by the ingenuity of the safe-maker, while the lower grade thief a has some opportualtyof stealing a dollar I and escapiny, provided he does his work outside of the ecty of New York. Here his detecton and conviction by Inspec I tor ByrJnea is almost a foregone concl sion. a In times past some of the higher order thieves were very successful, but very few of them have any money at th's day. Many of the most suecessaurl old time American thieves are now in London and a so one of them has anmy money except a Adam Worth, who possesses an elegant homuse and all that one can wish, includ a ao_ a ine steam yacht. a Worth is ro y the meost success a ful American thief, sad were it not for I the old Boylaton Bhak robbery in Boe. I on yemre ago, he would, perbhps, return StoAmaerui. His house la londonis the mrendevous for American criminals, whom he assists with money and advice I and pockets his share of the proceeds of Stheir Continehntal crimes, whi'h amount - to no insiginifieat fglre. He has been connocted with some of the cleverest robberies committed on the Continent for the past ifteen years.-Neuo York a Worfd. The phenomea of somnmambelism and their connection with the nerve-entere have not been atidsfactorIly accouanted for. They probably depend primarily, Smys the Laaet, npon a directing im a Itie of se toriia. Some of our actions often ob by practice so Snemarly antemetic that partial sleep :a a stoupor does not arrest their uconsielous I prf mes. I somi am liism the In telet eaw controlling will are torpid, Swhile the sesed-meter m wh am they Should tgovern Is wake and active. As S.-n derea the intelligest sensoriam in a alone r ad netive, with peoelbly s * nedtl lse e to l ealism movesment, a so hmee tates edrenemitng I in whik tshe mieatos meate areethLm I Iseol Is. ms jemeeflbet unesielsel I iEt P raty ... . SO ear G The livring streaml must flcw and flow, And never rest, and never wait., But from its bosom. s-m. or late. Cat., the dead corpse. Tnep even so luns on and on, .and may not r.4t, lBut from i·s bosom casts away Tihe old, dead, form of y stertay Onte best, may not be alwa:,: t. That whir.h st was but th "t-'.l-m i,, youth, 1. -got f a. d,.st fi;;1 as, To om: old age, perhale. 1r15 I . | A good and great and graciom,. tl ntth. That ahich was true itn tm .i gwri 1 . , As .swn by narrow, ignorant si;:lht, May in the longer, cletc rer light Uf wirwr till,., tws-t-nmo a .x:. I hold thistruth-whoever w:ns Mlan's highe-t statire h-re b .lov, Must gr.iw, and lmn.ver (era p to grow For when growth ceases, death hegins. -.4lice C'ary. HI'OR OF THE DAY. Th halitually silent man becomes gar rulous after he buys a dlog. --Boeto The boy who ha; a female school teacher knows all about lmiss-placei switches. -Pi'. ,,by t',.ir, l, A (hinaman in New York is named Tahk Ta;lk. It is not statedl, but we suppose lie is a Ihlluber.- -.'orrjtewor llr otld. In the Volapuk language the word for dollar is "doab " but it will be just as harl as ever to borrow one.-P-lttdlry 'A r ,o i "e. When a m:an gets to be a "society leader" you may generally look for him at the t:il end of every other process·on. -B'rliw 'o, Free ' P'"e. " Were the e any poets among the ante- 1 diluvians :" a writer asks. There must have been or there wouldn't have been any oodi. o--B a',- C'o.eri r. It would zseen to the average philoso pher th:at the man who wants the earth the most is the chap Bailinz about in a runaway ba!loon.--JA tr,,i Fr. Press. om&ae things arn 1ut. behronad our ken; Explain why if youra ci, We say "a mans im iqumor" when The liquor's in the man. --liJton ('osrier. The old, old story boiled down: She (early in the eveningx-"Goo evening, Mr. Sampson.' Same .he, datle in the evening) ' "Good night, George."--uer ligt",,n l!t,rLk e. Every once in a !uong, long while sonme conscience-stricken wretch returns to the government $.35 which he stole fromn it three years ago. The $3,4)K) which lhe stole last year he keeps as a reward fcr his hones)y.-Blerdet'e. "Doctor, I am troubled with an af Siction of the stomach." "HWell, sir, ii you will describe your symptoms, I think 1 -" "Stop, docntor,! Medicine won't touch it. My trouble is an affec tion for p'e."-B:rlingtlo Free l',e.. The quickest way of doing a thing isn't always the best or most satisfa tory way. A gas leak, for instance, is easest discovered hy going in search of it wi:h a lighted lamp, but very few people care to try that method more than once. lbteo Tra*seript. Patient--I've taken all the medicine you sent except this one bottle, and I don't seem to feel any better." Doctor- "Yours must be an aggravated ease. Farmer Acorn's cow was took down at :he same time you wuz, an' I giv' her just ;he same med'eiae exactly, an' it cured )er."-Life. HSewbirds em Teast. Hunting snowbirds on South State Street and the avenues is a more proflta ble employment than hunting ducks in the Indiana marshes. But few persmso are familiar with this fact, but it is true nevertheless. The palate of the epicure must be tickled i some way; ducks and reedbirds are too common, but the snow bird, it would appear, ills the long-felt want. There are millions of them on the south side, and they are being shot and rapped at every opportunity. The small aoy does considerable towards supplying :he wsats of proprietors of restarats, out the bmsiness has so suddenly devel aped that grown men have t tarmed mnw imrd hunters, and with reasosle good luek can make from $1.i0 to P.0 per day. The birds are wholesaled at 0I cents per dozen, and four of them geo to make a medal, which costs the prchasera 50 cents. The restaurant rman, it willbe seen, has a profit of $1 on an invetment of .i0 cents. So it is apparentthat there Im money in the Insiness for every one directly interested. In a restaurant window on State street the sign "8mowbirds on Toast," was seen yesterday. The proprietor was asked if there was much of a demand for such game. He said there was at p s ent, as there always is at this seson of the year. The birds are plump as can be, juicy and wholesome, bet a working man would eat a hundlred of them at a meal without having his appetite ap pessed. The bnsir feed on the grals that falls from cars and vehicles. The hneaters a;e mn the immediate vacianity, sad either kill the birds with gulns or trap them. They g> in flocks of hundreds, and a shot fired into their ranks tbrings down at least a dozen. The hunter ehas a beg at his side and into it are tumbled tim victims. The supply is enormous, and as long as the demand is kept up, so long will the south side hunters continue to make a good living. There are not half a dozen in the field at present, but when the snow comes down for keeps the ranks will be considerably agmented. That a msa can make a Kood day's wages at the bImasiness is ev ieat--tkiep 1 Seal etting. In the spring, when the seal comes ext upon the ice to bask and doze in the warm sunlight, the hunater app-oashe him by lying down and adtr - can er tiously, at the same time imitating the motions of a seal, keeping his feat and leg, which he craes at the akle, dom together, so that they mah esemble the hind qurtee of a seal. Indeed, when at distance, I have frequetly fead it didleuIt to tell which was the seno and whishihe m t.-bepamaeys. h During the e lfew the grewth 1II~LCs hu MYSTERIES OF A IDAY. EVENTr THOUGHT W'OIITIIY 01 BEING tI:tORI):lED). Up the Congo-An Alneriran ('hasriot -Along the Ieas (; Gradlint a Ruasian Road-l.ost Hlis I'ort :s.'. Etc., Etc. IN('l tlhe Shlive tn:l', wits aLbli.shl d inii Vg pt an asylumn fir fr fti:l." tained in ('airo. The, slave tralde is still cur riesl t1n s+1 lets? n'itil v to s51,o.1' t.it"'l ut. :1iii eifforts are si,.,,,,illv iasure to pr, ;:re i - ' .` msates' f 'r tih,. Ihar i t:i of the wealthy. In Is0. it 17 f.:ntile slaves inteunded for the htr0.t':, ., r, rt .. cued, and provided with it hoI,: at lih asylum; most of these willsntln ." ,' II resses, but some tot tls'n i, I r t; Cireassian and Ahy-si.ni:t tn i . All these womnen atre retailstel ai t 't. 't .\11nhs until they receive smi,,' luth tin.,i, ill I are fitted to support thlnt. !,.i Il,- aV,,..k provided for tha'. lbu'in:m. s+.. ',.ar thirty slave dealers w,.r,, fo,,::l eg;i'tt and sentenced to prisonl. AxEuA BARRErr, in .Ai.k!latttt, . N,"w' Zealand, went walking al'un. the hilth alone one evening. null ntet l tv" hlier clothes were found in a has, i'. it t,, other trace of her l'x,'ept the lat:rkl. of her bare feet where sit.. lh:tl %,:,!t,,:l into, the water. The lolict"' sa..r'h,,d I l,.ig the 4hore for her all the next i:n.. i, ht the waves failed to east np her I,.., :ttlu the newspamlr met it dlown a:- a e.,-. ,of suicide. That ni!lht shil tte lton le*+ clothed principally in fern l av,- , snil said that as she was oni her way itstlrn+ the night before her lust blew oil' ints, the' water, and secing nolssly in sight 1anl knowing that no one was likely to, .,om,11s, shehad gone in after it. The title nas troager sad the water deeper thaI shilt thought, and when she did nlnitlt"sa tt, get b*'k to shore it was not at the aun,, spot where she went in,. In tihe siratk nes she could not find her cloth,.s, aind spent the night ill searchinlg for thtllne lIp and down the Ibeach. Just st daylight she saw tlwm, and at tihe saunse tinmi saw a policeman come alog anid iick themnl up. She spent the day in alternating between the water and the l.ushlt'ts. Tam Russians are pushing forward the Trans-Caspian lRailroad as rapidly as some of our own rumuls have nlvasntcetl. The people of Bokhara never saiw nas ilov el a sight before as the aslwetnhele 'f the 7,000 men who are now grauling the road through the coulntry where a few years ago no undisguised white man was safe for a moment. The road is now ready for the rails for four-tifths of the way between the Oxus and Ssiinareand, nearly ;KM) miles, but the track cannot hi laid until the bridge; oser the Oxns is completed. This bhrige, lnow nlore than half tinishetl, will be three miles long, and will be one of the largest structures of the sort in the world. It will connect the nrtu now csmpletedl to the Oxus with tihe extension to, kUnar end, andi next spring the ancient capi tal of Tamerlane will be connected by steam with the Western world. It JLu.r last Dewey Ensign, the only son of Capt. DaIiel Ensign and ihis wife, ran away from homeo because hi: father insisted upon his going to school. The boy wanted to go into a machine shop. The lons of the lad madle the old man ill, andon the 0th of .July he was so low that he called in witnesses and made his will. It was to the effectthat that the rop erty should be divided equally between his wife and Iis son, providel that the son was present at the formal opening of the will, which should take place six months after his death. If the hby was not there he ehoukl receive but $10, and thbe Io ratbould go toa nephew. The ( n did o August 5th. If the boy doesn't tra up b February 5th, he won' t 0a, for that is his share o the eit mother is anxiously looking for ida. Aaaanm w walkg over Holmes Bald Moos,, Egland, waedby hist amilefrom the path, rad there foud the reainsa of a man redaed nearly to a skeleton aad hidden mader the moss. By a shoe the body was identifed s that of a medial botanist, 84years old, who, two years before, had opped at a htel near tbe moor ad asedthe way to ePggat' Edge. It was near night IlP-snowing, but the old man re fredto stay, and started on aain in the direction of the plac he haad asked about. He was never semen alive again although a w Mide seah was made, anl hisearabebeame known ss"the ]Prlse ma e." He was ac uasdto owakii the moors in sasrek of spelqmeras. There is no doubt that in crossing he wandered and was lost in the snow. Sos white men who were steamuing up the Itimbiri river, one of the north em tribntaries of the Congo, made a vr unplaat dimover a while ago. Thly fond that the bans of the river ha jtbeena rareed by md negromes wboldben sent by Aratbs from the north on a slave hut. lHeretofore it has been the Arabs from Zanibar who have brouqht arerow to the Congo tribes but this time it is the Arabs from Elsartoum whom Gordon nearly drove out of Irnsi ners, Ibut who have now resumed their raids. This invasion of the northern slavestealersisman attak on the flank that the Co State authorities ihad not expeted. The State i now crmfronfronted by unfriendly Arabs both in its eastern tleE ad on its northern frontier. A Paususa msA grocer advertised to give every thirteenth cestonmer the amount dhis purchasebr, free. Tihe plan seemed a saucen at first, and business thrived, but one day the boyn put up a job on him. Twelve of them walked into the store, and each made a trifling pur chase; the whole bill for the dozen was less than a dsllar. Then the thirteenth moa walked in and ordered a Isrrel of Sten oumds (f tea, ten ponnds of a box of - The grocer faced the musio like a mmn Imt at once took down his sign and put up another aying that the offer ad been with Ms. Hnma Ctwms, wife of the New TYork bakier, is said to be the only Amerioa laduly who owns a chariot. This cariot is very large, andi is hung a srings that swing gr fuully up over the lha-kad front. A high eat, heav ily phldtered, is ftr the ocMhman, wl at the ma is a step for the foot. ma to stand on, with the wide straps fr them to ding to as the chariot biums over the obbletonesof the city 'Jor t t k yea, anrms," of the sanlha. Arealnd the top of the cha+ot, a sl'bor sites, is a ~e oh orontt in A weda at Felestse. Engad, at arh diamer got a whiting bone stuch khher th auid died tendays altar I kwed