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VO)I.UME . RAYVILLF, RICIIANI) IPARISI, LA., MARCl 10, 1888. NUMBESR I. _ . cIý laua 3secacon - Y lea Mity ealrt Mndi. at RAYVZLLE. LA. "' a Map, n ham, DProp. fame, m t Uirnwpd, ls, O- ?ea . sub ymr . -, "Pyrs am ltr~H -7. " 1.o cout er10.00 1.00 Pe A for emmaaeoaM Cg -mben Cospare m, Pa apotrr c 10 To be paid frarbly in advan 10 Ceationa must reach this o060 by sr bdMý dThunJ'Dcindlta sa in the MR. Tumoninge it they appear §U-n- A lte teyt n re reodved ,, and edverthemgnan.~ be halnded In before Fri by Ioa.. tuae at Advyeydgeg snae bymtiej lbt s alu Pram AMo itira foptian by the pabtiber of Co m nthisSItate, in ac ed nf-rom adivertising Trembetast m~ad,~ oye inch, oae tuna, *L50; each minequms tims, 75c. 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Cavetas Trade Marks dnsnt sbtEforl r nm s Ow0reeh eppu, the U8.s Pied Oes end we -oeloNb mb in i tl e tLha thm nmo fem Wdiagtn. mnduoaz. ariwvro. We advha en i pehi- beso chargd~ de;r and we isls us ina 11L wr osura P&tEN. m,~ i D ;) at oRIaab 1. m' #io60wJs~ for cf~orCU~iaVdYSS o. £,sueow a co. The Louisville *USIPESS .:. COLLEGE. NNrAUT & STRATTON. mr - Thfrd aJe mome SineO, LOVUTJ, ETn. msai.11 Shovt-HaUade 2blpeWvtttfln Arth amo41;e set ng lsllh HOME STUDY. 3dmosu Ceugugue b nomLtO 1m 'a .mm. ado-:i "" - mm-rrrrrstaJ-- ial J"lr BdnucstM~nL t.~ka1 the Editor of thh pape. -. 2 .-4~~ . . ';m=, h,,m. ! ZF'T. Tal "r not in the mal ky .1.41, But till your ha,.va.st hill :at morn: Ht( op t-, no w",. i, that, ratsl andl fll, Grow fat.r thalll tih ru4sling aorn. With ;tla-tld-raing eyes go g,'et the gun, V;' ho, lift h's brow in varied light: ':ra;t light whl-ro eter youlr feet may run; So brilng a day to sorrow's nigllt. - !:o "e II.aawhore Letlaro'). AN OL, FRIENI) OF PAPA'S. rv I'. SIN 4I'tnY. It was a cll niglt,l Jdew my chair ch'st-r to the Ioi ,i're., aund rested any c feet ol the ft"'lur, a:dl gal7cd with satin actlion at the mi'inature relletlion of any conmfortlale room in the polished knobs f of the aladirons. (outfortablle! Yes, . that e\lareseel it well. It migl have e I c:l c.alled elegant had there Ita-n a r woman s handa .)i add to the gr:ceful tin islh wait h r Iamlhe!or's aparttacnt always c aac',s, ia,) aIaatta.r ,ho ha:ntdsonae or costly .s furnituire may be. lowe.er, I telt s wei; cunt.an:ed w;th my quarters, and in site of forty ear-;r a few gray h:tirs, and a rapidly increasing tenden y to º b,aldne,.s, I knew that a handsme face and gol income wa re things that no ratio:nal wolaala woald deshpise; so I had scut oft ti e evil lday of sla.ery frona oner re .r to, a:aather, :aand enjoyed any lilaety, I."i,m; , and it n;ay b" :- o my s .itude, c Ioo allmachl toa b a in li:hae to take Ul)Oia ny sua ilder the re, Fo:asiti'itiL of anarriedI life. Ilut o:n this memor..lc cvening there hd cot ec a letter from my fa tlhe The dear ,,ll man ar + t he sass faling, ia ra-re r,ai ,an of hi.. and his oe wish was to sace his only son :nmried and settled be fore he de,:arttei this lift It was only ;.ir Ihat I aa:aul, humnor this fancy of nuc wh hadl grat;;te I evcry wish fnmine since I was ab:e to ask for anything, so I aat lhere mtusing and m:mkianr uip my antidl that the time to s::criticc any free dons had come. I hail always antenl-l to marry, but I thoalht ; it only a, a dluty to bIe per-I forannl -oaeo time in thIe dim future, a loag w .y o!T. flowever, the t;ane hal . ow 'olane, so it was best to have it over quic.:" ! passd in review the womnen of my aclusaintan. e, from blushing de lutantes to those who had seen nearly a+ many seasons aIs myself, but my heart aei nao faster as, one after another, I re callec I their faces. T'he cock on the in iatel struck nine, alnd wth a sigh I tok my feet o:f the fender, s:retchedl myself, g:ave a last look at the roaring loag, oanI pasaed into my dressing room. This will be a good opportunity, lI thought, of singling oat what sort of a wom:n will be likely to nmake me moseet eomfort:al h, and least likely o aUpset my bachelor habits. I ga.ve a well satisfied Ilook at my facee i:, the glass as I brushedº my hair. Jew women wou!d my nay to su h a relle:tion, joined to a solid bank account. A debutate, or a woman of sense? There I w.:veredl. Would it be best to tace a girl whom " could form, or a wom;an of the world who would rot cx iat too mach.' much, for instance, as Mrs. A ---, for whose ball I was dre.s ins-a charming little widow of three and thirty or thereabouts. By the tin'me I was dressed anld ready to at art it was after ten, and debutantes were in the as,.endant. The first thing was to pick out the one I fancied, andthen to pay her imarked attention. I smiled, think inag how pleased the dear old man would lie to know how soon all would be aattk'd. My hostess greet ed me most cordially; it seemed to mc that mine was a warmer welcome than that bestowed upon her guests In genera'. 8he was charming, antl it would be a ple:asure to see her sitting opposite at dinner or entertain ing one's triends. Yea, the widow was certainly a beautiful woman; perhaps a little too much of the world, worldly; but one canot have evcrything. I pa-sed on, and dropped into a chair beside a br:ght, (lever oung girl; she looked pleased as I took the vacant seat and opeanel a lively conversation; but to-night I noticed more than ever a tendency to defer to me, as if one mast not assert one's :elf too strongly in the face of aide. It irritated me; rsrely I was not an old u all that! Presently a younger ma-a came up and took a seat on the other aide of her--a stupid young ass, i thotilht him- and it structk me that I would Ie aloing her a kindnes to remain and decliver her from boredom. It wai very annoying that whenever she turned her heal to speak to him her voice tlropped so that I could not hear what was-beingaaid. Foon I found my s.lf lort wholly to my ot meatertaaiment, so Itook tI-e hint sad walked away; but not tefore I had heard the youth ask, in a stage-whisper: "Who is the @1s parlyf" Solithaud dre to that! I stroled into tbhe servatory. and whils wanderiag up and down there I heard the voice of an ohl college ehtm whom I had not se! for months. What he wasaying I ould not hear, sad w;thont stopping to think I hastily a-ought the dim ead of the conservatory, from which his voice cauue. "Well, ohl0 ma,. K am glad to liad you once norm'," I cried, pushing Mide the branches of some plants whhihhd him from siew. Oh,myu lucky tar! I had put my foot iuto it again. Intaead of the warm receprtio I badeounted upon, there caMie no awkward pase, in which it seemed to - me tlat my fri aod was ,ioing his beat to get fat froe a very pretty youa lady asthie mul heh hpo wh elthey wre mted woui allow, while she diligently sktnd ethse Iakkt iag beriha, Iblted. "Detrup. ds tuop,"1 ild toaysti There seem~edlobe a ,e, tr # el this hay r i left the eomservtory and made mq way back tmeetes. Ther waoldJut ir n Swidower ani man f Ifit e talking I.o her asif hi -ffe Ioe It. and I Itemtd ml sIf I Oatke t I would be wem;hes 'iv i o r n-nwi nod am yes -the "lo f sshsees: t. oinsiw. i t w .- cud e,,+-. +.*:+ * " 'ar .W~ kt. JI "Almost ::s well as you do," .she re- f plied: andl r!sha; front h-r seat. she' f a Idel : "Comne, I will present ,,ti to I his daughter: sih. h:as jut re irned from traveling albrad, and hac be.t ow' veryd little, so you n stat try to be nice to a hetr."a And blefore I had t:me to obe:t, she I hadl inarchted ite off antd presented me. 'An old frient of "our fatl:.r'; Alice," shel added, after the formal in troiluction hal be,-n gone through. Now that wuas really spiteful, and 1 wit so oc,*uliedntrying todlio cl how I l:aI ldeservedf such treatment at her hInds that I stood there live a duntmy t until I ht artd a voiee rsaying: "Were you really a friend of papa's atI college " "No, my dear young lady, I was not," I answcred, with much irritation. "'Your father graduiated years before I was old enolghi to enter ai ealegc; but it pleasest our lriendl Mrs. A.---- to mnake me out a regular old fossil to-night.'' '-But. pap is not so very ol.'" sa:d my i compianion, in surprise. And now fora the tirst time I noticed how very love!y she was, and wished myself in guinea for having given such an answer. ,he f would bel sne to put me down as a crusty ol:l I ael.e!or after that, and it was a'l the widow's fault. I would g t even with her for itL. Never :cefor" did I reucmber to have met so intcresting a girl, and yet one who se med so tota ly uneonsciot.- of hera ehiarms. I went to work in g ,od earnest to try and ublitera!e the ill lea-ant inm-s pres.ion my first speech ntaust have inasle.I r'indtng he bore e nio ill-will for it, we were soon deeply entgaged in cnmnp:r-v ing no'e on our trav.els, and for the first t:me that ce-'-ing I felt that I was ap-1 preciated.I All tuo soon it cane to an end, for a miserable young wlhipper-snapper ap p.-arcdL, and bore her away for a walt1.. ,-he .:-is too sensilble a girl to care for such senseless amusement, I thought; but as I watched her gliding graceful!y about with her Ipartner, there was no mistaking her exipre-sion for anything' bt one of thorough enjoymcnIt. Why had 1 never waltel Was i too late t lwg:n now. But what was i coming to --, John ;rahlam, who lad aiways raul.td at dancing in geaer.ld s a Ipastite tit for idiot, to think of taking it up at th's i lateday: and all because a iuc!ty girl, whonm I hadl known but h-lf an houI,r looked happty as sIte whirlted away. anid tmade me jealou; of tile young idiot who had carriedl her off. I must lie drifting in!,o my set ould ehildha ool. I haul started out that evening perfect ly sef!f-atisfied, and feeling that tmty presence was something most desirable; yet as I walked home two words kept ringing in ny ears--le trop, t- Iro;,. For the first time I had felt ontof place. When I reachedt my apartnments Iwalked straight to the mirror. Aging! yes; th"re were lines in my face I hatd never seen before; and the longer I looked the lower fell the mercury of my spirits. I dropped into my arm-chair in front of the dlying embers I.ong I sat there thinking. My cosy apartment struck me 1 as cold and cheerless; it needed some thing-the woman's antld prubably; and : vet 1 had never missed it before. When at last I rose and went into my bedroom, it was as another man: my self-coneceit was falling away, and I was learning to know John Graham i-a he really was, not the man my fancy had pictured to me for so many years. The fulfillment of my father's wish did not seewm so eay; and instead of writing to himn immediately, as I had intended, I put it off from day to day, not because I had given up the intention of gratifying hi:n-far from it. Marriage had never seemed so desirable to me; but as the desirability advanced, my qualifications for it diminished in my own eyes. "There is no fool like an old fool." flow often I had quoted the old saying! but I had never thought of applying it to myself. It came hotie to me now, and rang in my ears as if I could never get rid of it. I suppose I was an old fool to ail outward appesnante, for I never had found Jim Randolph attractive before, vet now hardly a day passed but I man aged in one way or another to meet him. In due course of time I was invited to the hou-e: I ca'le'I; I d'nd there: I dropped in of an evealini, generally choosing those wh'eh Jim ipent at the cluf or in visiting the widow, to whom he was now very devoted. Fometamet I saw Alice alone, but more frei uently the:e wereother visitors, ani never could ! Eatter myself that she treated me more kindly thji the others. t he was cordial sad pleasnt to all. She often referred to our first meeting, and insisted upon regarding me as a fmnd of her father's. At least it wa ·s such that she ins-ia IBly introduced ma to her friends; but once or twice I thought I detectedaspice of mischief in her eyes on such ocasiona. One day I had drol,ped in ear;y in the afternoon, and after a delighbtful chat with her, in which I felt that Ihad made greater progress than ever before, I asked her if she wouldigo skating with me. "nh, yes, with pleas ure,"' she an awered; then dropping her eyes deutre. ly she added: "I know papa will not otject, though be rualy allows me to go oat alone: but he said he always felt as if I were well chape oned when you were with me, being such an old friend of his you know." The long lashes hid her cyi, but I fe't that she was lanughingat tne as i replied: " Oh, of coarse a- old houe-dog who has lost all hic teeth I perfectly safe for the eldr to p'ay wit. °'Ye, exactly," ws the resly. And thia time raised her laughing eyes to mime, sad with at "u revor" and low courtesy, she ran upstairs, whl!e I de prted, in a meat uacomfortable state of Imiadt o Jekhmyske A few msia s stI bessIe, iwonid har bern heswili to I take my otue that she cared a littj for me, but her last speech undid It all Is haf am bear I was hack ngain, r Someoe0 lofithe heueas Ira up the step and m the door stood open, I walked ia withol ri uLn. Ily hand we on the pstlesd the sarig-room !" d., wht en I heard a vee a MyI bhit ste l rii, and turning froml the dssrI beat a hasty tetr to the 1!I'hlW lew wl , ud idr ihardlly a r.l and vissbe vaswne~I sartl~ess !¶suflt is Mew' ,IghL . ith - t. J-ptu -gvsn, hnnS father. ('ompa:redI with that, my little J fortune wr a mere pittance. Tile front doir shut, anId I looked from the win (low to malke sure that my ears had not. IdecjiveiC.l l No: there he was. tall andl han:lomc, ju.t such a young fellow a( ;any wonla!l ,, o:i!d he proud to call her I huslba,V4. Tlhn I turn d to the mirror over the mintei. W\hat chance would Ian oli ho:lse-dog have when compared jithl such a sile.l.dl young. mastiff? Of course, site would :accept Ihinm. Hlowever, if wc were to go skating. V nmist put on a lrave f.e., andi save my misery until afterwardl. When I enteredl the drawing-roo, m I found A'ice. wrappedl in her fulrs, sitting in fro: t of the fire, gazing ;at it iute ,tl. She lookedl iup as I a:lpproached her. andl there was a stispi- t ('ions glitten nl,ont her iyes a shite hastily t drew Iher hand across rlden. :a.inug: "You s.artlcil nme. Mr. jrahnan: I did not hear yeon (oe in." "I have beet. hire soute time," I re pilied, "and Ihave to beg pardon ifr tn inltntinallay overhiaring pant of you con ver-nattion." f "Did vonu? Oh, I ant sorry." t "irt'ly you need no: grudge an old friend the knowledge of your haplpi nes'," I salid. with soln.r. bitterness. She lookd astoi-hted, bat suild noth- I int • 'May I congratulate you'" [asked. "Not yet, Iile tse," was the answer. "Bit come, Mr. Grah:m, we iitist be off, or we will have i., tinme for skating." t We started off, and every minute her slpiris rose, wlhle mine sank lower. It seeme I lhad-hal.:trtel to mie lhnt she t should parecle her hap:piness before my I very eyes. Alice never noticed how I firced lily attenpts at li\eliness wcrzc. but laughli andl talked as I had never I he:lrd her laugh and talk Ibefore. It was the lasit time that I should ever have her all to myself, and I never tI'.,k my eyes otff of her fartce, drinking in her beauty, her evr-chlanging expression, aid her gloirious eyes, now s ,ft and sympathetic. vet in an instant brimnmingoverwith fun t and laughlter -often enough at my ex -.rsnse. .lint Ilanliph was at home when we returned, a ul wouil take no refusal t, I his invitation to Most an! liCne with thiem. "For the i:,et tint:.," I sai(l to mnyeIlf, and stayed. lie had an engage mnent for tile evening, and exclsed him- I self as so:fl as dinner was ovet, leaving us alone. We salt in front of the drawing-room tire after he hadl gone, andi a long and awkwardl pi:tuse ensued. I "A penny for your thoughts," said I Alice at last. ,"You would not like them," was the I surly reply. "Perhaps not, but I have a fancy to hear tlem." "They will only tire you." "That is for me to decide," she an swered ; and rising froim her low seat she leaned against the mante', with her face in th" sal adow, to that I could not see it di.stinctiy,but her voice sounded strangely excited.L '"Pleasegrant my request," she added. "Very well," I said; "as you wish it, then, I was thinking of you. Alice, I have loved you since the first time I met you-loved you as I niever thought I could love, and until my love for you has become so bound up in my life that now, when I must give you up, life seems but a blank to me. 1 know I was a fool to think of you. I I am too old. What have I to offer you in comparison- with the wealth, youth I and social standing, that have been thrown at your feet to-day. Nothing but my love." A sound like a sup pressed sob came from the firep'ace. "'You asked me, Alice, and I have told you. I think it wou!d have been wiser n ot to have spoken, for what good can it do." "What good? Oh, John! Oh, you dear old goose, could not you see that I loved you all the timed" "You loved me, Alice?" I exclaimed. "Ye," she broke in; "and yet I i treated you shamefully." 8he was kneel Sing beside me now, with head buried on the arm of my chair. "Oh, John;'I am I so sorry! Can you forgive me? I began in fun at first, because it provoked me to hear you talk of women as if any of them could Lt bought by the highest Sbidder; and then I (ou!d not resist tcas I ing you about being papa'sfriend; and V when I found that-that I was caring i more and more about you, I determined to try and make you change all those I horrid theories of you a b-fore I ever V would let you know it. But I did not d know you loved me so very, very much, John. and I did not want you to suffer tIreally." l My senses seemed to have left me. I n sat there dtae., by the sudden happiness which filled my heart. "And what Iheard this afternoon"' I gaspcd. , C "YoU sili boy, she cried, lifting her i blushing face from the chair, 'if you ial C only waited a minute longer you would never have doubted me for an istnut. C Now are you stisied, dearr" d There we no more awkward pauses that evening. It was late when I rose I- to take my leave. Alice helped me on t- with my overcoat, and ! caught her in it my a: ms as she would have eaped with s hurried "good-nlght." S ".re you sure, my darling, that you re do not regriet taking pity on the old Shouae.dogr" I asked, looking down at her. it '"uh no," she an~werel, demurely: I: "a t aslong as I.e is an old friend of to papa's." And with a mischievonu gl~mae she slipped fronm my arm', and ra laughing away.-l-ir,'er'a Wcekl,. ,, "ighty Teugh." We are at liberty to doubt the stor of ofIthe ncrnrrighted od~l lady, who wercalled s- to account by her lodger for giving him to a terribly tough steak. he had fried her c *oolen holder, intead of a slice of meat. Ir Ti r chae tough rations to some seh mistake will do very well for a jjokhow e er. The baneful influence of the aloderu '4 cooking academy will peietu'e the in Stenror of our bat boebLoldi, in spite of ei all endeavor to return to the goo o'd fashlomedooinfmgof oarmothei. ""Tlhat leeks ver i, iadeed' remarked Mr. SFije7 to hs et:erhalf. hRe uncoWred Sthe bmfdat dib. "What is itt" "That is thbeIs c eu's specialty. TiFet tt lu.-diter e.baof beeok "Well, a.,ahI m " a& he mad+ e - unsu e. enfu Qsm?"--.d eutr . ".a mIhty s. tough, t'Id4wFheeoeThda~d a slipima. She ~tugh to he agonutoae de j theIEChm ."ert-q~udct. Qc I MAMMOTII SILV R VAILr TS. ; THE NEIW UOIEPTACLES FOR BII ON AT THE TIREASURY. I r Burglar Pioof Doors--How the fil- 1 ver %'ill 1 Stored-What Ia Bnrg tar Might Expect. A Washington t,.r reportcr, after visiting the new Treasury vaults for sil ver, accompanied by t ivil Engineer Edwin '. Miller, says: A short flight of ti winding steps led dclown into the sub Sbasement, whele the chill of the outsided blixzard was inteusitiecl by :4 dampnes I that soon made the two visitors t.rn up their collars and shiver. A couple moret turns brought them to a very ordinary I wooden door, near which a inumber of men were sitting in front of a great salfe. This is one of the "smaller dlepositarie- ti and (ontains only a few millions," the al replorter was told. One t.f these menl brought the only candle the place af- i i fordedl, a bit of tallow an inch long, and o the three went through the door, whi.ch was then carefully closed, into a perfectly Q dark apartment, where the air, though tl very cold, was in contrast to that outside, 1 being perfectly dry. On the right rose the foundation wall of the building, gray granite, and on the other was the new i brick wall of the vault. The man wi:l the bit of ligh" went ahead and disclosed the door which is to guard the millions. r It is of iron, six inches in thickness, t and weighs 5,Ou0 pounds. It slides into g the wall on the right, clc.tring half of the " passageway, and requires thestre.agth of live men to nmove it, without the aid of - the mechanical device whic!h it is pro- ii po.ed to put in place. The lock is a I circular brass plate, about a foot in diam- a eter, set an inch or so into the face of the door. The bolts are on the left han , di or east end of the door, and lit into sloti o in a massive iron let into the wall on that tl side, tl, doorgoing nearly a foot into r the face of the wall Tthey are moved a into place by a turn of a large handle in the center of the brass plate, and whe't Sonce shot cannot be turned Iback without the use of a small key that tits in:o a Svery ordinary looking key-h:le on the Supper rim of the plate. This lock ist said to be one of the best in use for strength and reliability. Once inside the door the vaults looks o veryntuch like a jail room, except that t on this occasion it was impossible to see half ' oten feet away, owing to the fee I ble light of the candle. The walls are hollow, and are now entirely dry. It is e intended to run steam pipe. throuh' i from the main building, and to place in- I candescent lamps around the room so' that it will be perfectly comfortable. t The money is to be stored in sixteen F cells, or rooms, arranged in two rows of t e eight each, separated by a passage way e about four feet wide. with a duor from t each room opening into it. The palrti- I T tions'are made of iron lattice work, of e strips about a quarter of an inch thick. At the corners of each room is an iron column formed by riveting together four i pieces of iron shaped like a letter L and ! t about fifteen feet long. Tixese bear the I entire weight of the arches and directly s supporta series of iron crss-beans or a girders fifteen nches thick Not long a go a rumor found its way into circula- - tion that the weight of the roof had I bulged the lattice wo:k. thus indicating i ' a an early collapse of this storehouse for I the Government's treasure; but as a i; ? matter of fact the lattice does not quite ] reach the roof, and the "bulging" was the result of the work of riveting, which took place after the strips were in posi i tion. r Mr. Miller thinks that the columns are a capable of bearing a weighst eight times heaver than that whih now exists. The u dimensions of the vault, outside measure t ment, are 60.10 feet by 117.9. This gives 1 a surface area of 5,877.78 square feet. L. According to the nearest calculations the I weight now to be supported is about 130i - pounds to the square foot, and thus there a us a total weight of 881,66 pounds. a Eachroom is twenty feet by ten, and: nabout fifteen ee et high. The silvy: dol Le lanrs will be stored in boxes and in auch a I wf way that in the end of the room farthest !t from the door they wi'l be piled h'gh, Sand graded down to the entrance. it is d expected that each room will contain eight miions if piled close to the topof the arches. This will make the total ac e cossimodations of the \aults equal to 1r $lJ,000.000. The doors of these rooms tare fitted with locks so contrived that i, the wtchmencannot take the key out :r until the door has been securely locked, In this way preventing the door being left I "at. A three-foot ursge runs around 15 the vanlt, outside the rooms, with no counection with them exeqc in the I front, through a heavy pair of double doors. ir The Slr reporter tried to learn the l thickness of the walls and layers of as Id phalt, but Kr. Miller was cantious and m· id: "They're thick eough." es "Yes,but how thikki" pensted the " l •repr bout so thick--the walls." with a wave of the hands that included L anything from a six-inch" stub to a five foot walL At this the scribe withdrew from his Id attempt to to penetrate the burlarproof aecresy that seems to surround the vanlt. "If a man should get in here," re y: marked Kr. Killer, edging away from a fsmll psrty that had eueatd while thetirat c three were going through the rooms, "I say if a mu got in herewhich ain't very likely to happen, with these walli and these locks uad uatIs, he couldn't do much damage. femrht take a thouead Sdollars awapeuaps twobutit Wouldn't pay him for his trouble. It would take tea or a dore trips, back and forth, to e maketha enperimn t iinsu ls f ad hnh'd be sure to be eaurht before he'd made eh e. You see," knkiag ha voice to a eoadeatial whbpir, ad po'nting signfi ma tly over his baolder at the other visitos, "we've got more wails and Icks sad men around than you might thInk for." .jm, tht the andl Lre bega to e Nl raltn a r. signs of expiring and rr h pt a perrid headway an the! ed direetim of the. rS') doer. As they inad round th a aue a e barrier, Kr. lteme: oc pt m la m s-" -"WhewIe get the iad i. and :ak t d at bae sn t lsgelegtehea hard Ia job fr a mn tt move tbhi deer, ,_ " wh we taLk the crank way en e.hok. ;m a4~l~, l key, am, --" The sugze.ited posisiility wanstoo T mn'-h for lim.. anl hl. ea:ti silent. gI Theconstructi,,ln ,f this vau:lt was be- t pI: last stuamnler, anld tle total oust of to buihding.. hs be.en ahu mt'!21..10.1. The in engineter telia.x.- tlhi 'c lie the Iwst ever dl built for t he! ( ,ver:ll:lt.havigp lci:l j ti' adlvailtagnes of -treitl,, dryne-a tonunly it, of space and imo:ey alnd se urity. -_________ - 11 SEIECT I FTING . r Februtry and .!:an.airy were addedil to tv the year by Nulla, 7,:; II. C. ti In one of the New York hotels 'lhe 5 diuing-loomi and kitchen are in the " ninth st.ry. IJ l'olygnotut, .l ho is said tM have been the lir-t pIortr:ait a ;a historic painter, H lived :.."ut 45( 11. C'.0 Thc bgge-.t tree in ('a~ifioni.i is cllcl if th ev, Kewtie : ta.ti. It i :.~i feet high I and forty-tiv. :e'et in circumnference. g; We tt:d front tile entonloºgists that a single fet Iale hIouse-Ily is lih, pro,,ienitor I of '!o,O04o,::.2) other Ipests in one seas ,ni. t New York was the c'apitai of the ti State front I; l to, 1;9!,;. and tile seat of V the National (Govcrnment from 17;65 ti : ;!,0. A half-brecl Norm:amiy horse lately t drew a wagon with two it n seventy lire miles in . hours 5; miuute-, in'ludl ing 'an hour's rest. o The custom of Ihtvin:; guar;ds origi- g nated with Sauil, lot,:. II. C. loly t] guaards to atte:ld tile Engi.m't sovereiga V were aippointed by l,.iry VII., in 181$. Ml l)ispens:ries to suripily the Ipoor with d medic- l advice anl masliciacne originated b in London when the Ifoyal tiene:atl ii I)ispensary was established in that city, as early as 17;0. 0 The orange tree andi the lemon are both de cended fromn thle ctron. The history of the orange tree is said to dati back to the crunades, tihe returning P'ilgrims car raing it into Europe ,;r) or 8'04 years A white dlee, one o;f 'he rarest of 1 anianral, wts kil el recently in Clinton Ii C:ou'nty, 'a.. by i'ro:iolotary Mann, of o Sunb:ar3. But throe white dle.r have ti ever be:-n killed before in that ipart of6 the State. i f ;ame laws in Engan::d are a remnant tJ of the forest laws atl1ioseil by William c tite Conquer. wia,, to prt-erve his r g~ame, made it forfiture of property to 0 disable! a wild heist. adl loss of eyes to kill a stag, buck or boar. t A locomotive of a I-allat !rain cross -ing lorn's Bridge, on the Pie.toua Branch Hl ailway. broke an axle and the wheels i dlropped on either side to the bottonm of the ravine, ninety feet deep, taut the en- r gino settledl down and remainedl on the track. i A flock of twenty-three wild turkey.s sailed slowly over tlw villare of i.t-k v ille, ,a., the other l;day. and made the mouths of the local sports:naen water, and no one was iuckyo enl:ah to bag anys of the b'rds. Four of the turkeys werte snow-wtitae. A w,,man of Jersey C('ity, N. J., re ccntly lbronghlt hnme a strange egg as a 1 souve:nir of a trip and placedl it on the I iparlor table. One week later she was surpri ed to see a little turt.e break tlhe shell of the ce-a and slowly crawl oat. - The heat of tie room ha I h I!ehLed it. The song of Moses is the most ancient n'hymns, dating back to 1191 1. C'. The IPsalms date from about 1010) to 444 hi. C.. from Davidl to Ezra. lilary, Ilishop of Aries, in France, is said albout 4:51 to have l-en the first *o compose hymns to be sung in ('hristian ehurches. The wild geese are invadling the tee ramento Valley to such an extent tlhat the farmers are obliged to e.nloy ,ien to parade the fields with riretato keep them from de-troying the wlheat. Theyt Scome in flocks of thouts:alnds, and fifty acres of ground are said to have been covered with them at one timt,. A Marshall (Mich.) man who had been badly cut and bru:sed over the eye ap plled a piece of raw beefsterak to reduce a Sthe infiammation. When he sought to I remove it :t was found (so the Detroit Jo AVrnal says) that the tia-ue of thl be,'ef had grown into the cut and united itself i to the flesh so firmly that it was neces t sary to have a doctor to cut it away. I - A Diet of (eonh Loza ag:. Bernard tihraek. wiae bas travelel a good deal all over theworll, sat in the (Girard hlouse at alinner the -ta.er day. "let me tell you," he said, "of a most re niarkable exierience I und,.rwent in Montana in 1I7. I rear-hid Edmund's ranch in Forty-Foot (;luhh one atay in Februry. Nohody was at h ame and I sat down to wait. Pretty sl,,an a Idg snowstorm came up and, sir, in less than two botur the snow had alma).t coverel a that shanty. It was a terribly Ihsarl win ter in the Northwest, you may remember. r Thousands of head oe cattle per.shed and hundreds of manehmen lost their I;ves. I was twenty-one days in tltat ahanty. C There wasn't much to eat when I went in sad by the tenth day I had eshausted everything in the (sbin that seemed likely to sustain life. "On the fifteenth day the pangs of hunger became so great that I attacked u b Sg box of cough lozengsc that the rehu kept for customers. I ate t seventy packaes of fifty lozenges each. Directions said 'take one every three Shoers until rlieved.' I took the~n by the ~ handful mid still found little relief. I Neat I found a box of paste used by elgarmakers in tipping the ends of cigars. I hivei on that paste for six d ms. and I when they dug me out I was stiflering d from a severe cold -from the cou-,. lea t zenges, I suppoee."--Pl/Id jd,,ehi a Ir u. The Mlemde'. aabb th. Ic The last Friday of Ramadam as the most sacred of al the Moslem s4bbaths . It :. then, the: the -reat ](mols:e of St. SSophia. Constantinope, is mot erowded a with true believer. and the Giaour S((:hrirtia) is carefally excluded. A lib eral 'baechhoes,' however, secured for our paty tu entrance through a baek aoor and aloog a dimly lighted tuanel, bailt in the mashi onter wsll, to a lofty from which the thousands of pews on the floor beneath the great ' dome looked like Psgmie4. anal their Svoices, they chauted in ninsoa verses froathe Koran, cameupto l Ukethe roarof old oeeaainstorm. Ihutmreo d iapressive t-ll was the perfect harmoay o1 neo:ion--a hen moan ,-,m prtrate - m waistrpen rs to their feet, thten bowed _ p-- to the d t ofct wm tnI U a-Eemu,h g.-& aF wnudm Crmtd. ClNPiA'M BOAT W'XEN. Carter Harrison See.k the Sight te lie It iter at ('anton. (he of the most peculiar things a hick ttriklsthe traveler at (C:nton i' its tast flejmi..i population anid ;ts boats, man iii'i hi womcn--another hni. It i said theri areim not far frenit 8NNI1) of the 5.600.; (M0) ('aultone'.-a who t v,, ,In lie .n litk lo boeats oil tihe river. 'T'hese* aren of three sizes. TIby la:;gest or . gutlar marine boat is twenty-live to forty feet lont with a beam of n ten t fifteea feet. onme of them have a sort f second story. They traffce, tarrying f = eight or laen geirs. Tlcir owner- never go ,If e thinim. At night these lie aide by side °tia to twenty dieep, wi:t. anuuother row to.'.ting theni lscwi and s.o ',n for hun dr.lds of yards. Somle of thenm r. Icesi tifullyý" decora',.d V.tli'n, 'tot etuitle- r.., ('hinesir lItt eve r is, or even paitedo -and anre .allhd eflower boats. O)pposite them are' the rlin xtts Here the reelryv of ('anton is earritk oiln. sail, oulr bright samaliea girt gulided us fronm onite' Isatt to another, now tnald then .tr thehing out 1l"r tiny hand to as sist tsI ill )our neti'mee.its A gentleman wishtes to enlte'rtain 54m1 fric,,els. He hires a flower Iseat for the eveontng. Hio Ihc',s ,seeen, thie suppel'r and wines I Ile then lhir s ollne, two, tihreeO or Ioro singing anti dancing girls-a sort of o:lalisilne-each guestt .u irieg a gi;rl if lie wiislhes. luere tlhey meet and make a lighlt of it, eatling ..iirl dr.kikrng aslt gambiiiliing, :lie girls singing, i I~ing and :Licinig tert ttheir amusement. 'lhie btat a:re all opl'n in front, like thie stortes, .mnl hindrels of iutt'rs puss t,, a fire It see tie remellenr. Thise they seem to relish We w-ere h,.ekonedl t , ca,,.. in anid lar. t:ake, lint ith a nmotion of thaniks de eclin'l". This is kept np from 5 i: the after.noon to) 1. 2 or : at :lciglt. Al thonugh there are hlundmrxls of tihes leaslirelboats, and plJerlilas thiltulmanela of the singing girls, yet the llilumlation of the city i' ba great thalmt this thing goes on night after uight throughouit the year, and from yea: to year. The water makes the air cool, an these flower bos take the place ,If beer gar dens in Germany, cafes in 'ranee, ml tea hmlouses in Jalpan and in other cities in China. The girls ,re of the low r classes, belong to the master or miaticta of the house boats. and are liel at 81 an eveas tg. They are allowed to drink but not to eat. I was told that if this were penrmittel their coarse manners would crop out in eataig, lmt that they quickly leans how to drink like isdies. The sampmans :ire much smaller boats, ,ihont fifteen to twenty feet long, with a beam from fiveto eight feet. In this little affair a woman ;1l live with two or three ehildten. If ach hxs no (daugh ter old enougl, she manages to bay . girl grown cr nearly grol. Theme two manage the boat-of these there rare thlousandla. They do alh the light rivet carrying, and it is very great. thnre wilt ru:ph upon a steamer, seize your valise or even trnnk, and ecary it down a pang way with the strength of a nun an witt more agility. They will give one a haad to steady him, and, hi fact. protect abe assist a strong mali as he at home hai Ibeen accustomed to ,'ast weomen. Our hotel was in H 'nan, a subnlmr across them river from the main city of (Canton Susan, lithe, sharp, quick-witted humn, owned two Iats, mail hadl three pretty ldanughters, all nearly as old at herself, and two little ehlilinren. She or they were always on handl t., scull ns from the hotel to the city, a few htI aIdrel yads across. And how they could scull! In and mot, untdca the lsws of jnnkc, through crowds of big boats ,r little amaipas rowing like men, climbing like monkey Our SusnaIs were al! -retty little women, Ibeautifully forme ul, with tiny littlehand, if lard; and snuch feet antd ankle! I can't describe them. Just imaginethe You tan't go amiss, so perfect were they -real models in nut brown. And Smrn was unllnitous. It mattered not where we would reach the river after a walk. Susan was mire to ie there to ascunll W over, to take onr 19 cents, and to rack a joke in pigeon Eunglish-a joke not al ways the macst delicate, for none of Me sinms werne prules. I wondered how she, with only two beats, e uhtl be every whereat once. On our lastlays *o nman's voice fron anotler sampa rang in my ears. Ilo(ked, and io, it wa Susm; anid yot Susan wna rowing u, I then diseovered that all these little boat women, that is the young one, had beautiful forms and perfect feet md ankles. The lucyson takings boatner saw abIve the ankle, ail in that wy a were joking witha brwight-eyed Sua and lad not diaovered we did not have our 8u:an,'wlhoe sikle. were prt but whosoe v7ea squintedl Iaily. Umlcr ,be gags, Amother on Madison AvenO lately requested her daughter, wbo s jmt ap 1iremnhiii womanhodl, to give he be r a lhint that she mat not sit uatr than 10 o'cloek. This the girl ws we luctant to do, but her littl brothe tereateed that uness she didbe hoalk open the parlo door umme announe the t matrbnaledict Thesstert supposd a that she had put a "quiets .ae her . brotr by rminding him o Ia l·y- - Sing hookey and forgng his aC S name to exmsn fro shool too .sa.nq not forgetting to mentito n little nding-whip hi amaept in hea room. All this, however, was mtce to keep tbe youth tamgettiun evena wl 1 Hs'sbeaufornot givingd nnthing I Christm. The other evenn" iget an alarm cloek with a bell g lad 'sb 6 gogontheflrocklyn Drilgehb, and placed it under the soa whre hua s-m ter and her betrothedweet d. their sonn.The hands werepitda ,f 10. CThe unsuspecting girl hem'S lb d tick bet took it o ber loerr's Wa - libuy. He wa just tickling her ea wth Sayarn about a horsehi papa wago. ing to lany when the gong sundad. There waa paue--end then am though understanding the meaning, e ibbad hisbt i1and ver opped runnn n til he strnck the door stoop, whben h flew The ohy had iced thespLs. T. ' little brther now taes a eusiho to r scool with hiu.--AI.lmp JevrsL• JC..l3 ' Maus Cavlhabdmtt e The !ew Orleans I'i'nvs e aye: On the 1st of April lst year 1,0)10 negos f. from Liberia, Africa, landedl t Colonto work on the PanammCeenaL They were r atce-outeed to a hot ad damp ellats a. anlitwasbelievedthat thsywoal be Ssle to withtrad the dadly inlamem kof the ecimate of the Amerian itlhm, I, It appears, however, that ub to theI of 1)oeember lat Sj of theism hve'a Sshowing an extreme martality. rt have not tood thelimate with anthti g t like the rsucess oftlht Js,,,ai m amd (rni SaStes ngrc s who went to wrken th canal. D)otes the Afriawanwr no' e acuoed to the vieious inilnlgene ywhich they for pmrbaby tha bsat time Saesemntered on the isthmus amn which ir iseparable fromnany vast mblage of halcereiw, adventurrsr and ampi-f lowrs a great puble work.