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LIBERTAS ET NATATIE S(LUM.
VOL. XX. RAYVILLE, R CHLAND PARISH, LA. OCT. ;, 1888. NUMBER 37. tax LaO res Us A f. " It ls ao establishe l ws l tur t that the onM emmet medmre the Crowing of a eek. He bases a cock rew el a tidy hse.-wie detests a eoekroee, One moragin o hearing the coek's amrill elarion (after partaking of his echoing "bore," I suppose) the fright. eed lion took to his bheels The ass !eing in the neighborhoos and per. 'ceivinglI the sudden fright of the Iron, imJagined that be had frightened the bat, and without a moment's reie. ion took after him. It must have been a queer spectacls, for everybody knows thabt under ordinary circumstances the ass doesn't take after the lion in the slightest degtree. the lion didn't stop to look back but kept on running. and the faster be ran the more eager the ass was to overtake him. The innate ferocity of the see was never so strikingly dis played before, or since. His savage aye glistened in a bloodthirsty way, and It ocessionally swept the horizon to see if there were any more lions that be might devour after finishing this one. 'Oh, let me get at himr' growleh the ass as he quickened his gait, and he jerked his head from side to side to show bow he would shake the stuffing out of the lion when he overtook him and got him by the nape of tihe neck. Just as the ass was nearly up w.th him, and it seemed as if he was about so make a spring and tear that poor lion all in pices, the latter happened to look around, and-, The last words of the foolish anima that attempted to run down a lion were: "Never mante such a consum. mate ass of myself in all my life." ruE TOUNG MAN AND THE SwALLOW. A prodigal young spendthrift who bad squandered hs patrimony, anti anay other money Le could get hold of look a melanciholy walk one morning near a brook. It was in January. biut one of those warm. sunshiny days that sometimes occur in midw-nter. He saw an injudicious Swallow, that hadl Alro been tempted abroad by the - ild and unseasonable weather, skimmin along on the surface of the water, and jumping at once to the conclusiotn that summer had arrived the young man went and pawned hisovercoat for ra se. With the prooeeds he played fare, and when his motey was gone, why be took another walk. But the weather had changed and the Swallow I o) On the ground frose:t to death. Then the young man in nankeen pants shivered painfully as he recalled the fact that one Swallow doesn't make a summer drink. lnoral-Beware of the first Swallow. -E. Boap Jr.. ss ~leau beijlag. Too Hard For Him. "So you are going to move out of this neighborhood." said a white man, speaking to an old negro who had just biished loading his household plunder on a wagon. "Yas, sah: gwine ter quit you." 'Why so?" "Wall, becase do folks round yore too bhard for me. Doan waster fetch any chillun up in no sich er neighbor hood. Man hatter be mighty purtio tiler, sa, how he fetches sup his chil. Ina, aste de bible is mighty 'lated on dat fack." "Is what respect are the people hereabouts too bard for you?" W'y, sab, da's too brash." "How brash?" . "Oh, wall, d's seais." ."Bat how eurious?" "*Dea you lib hereP" h "Yes." "Den you oilhter know how da li euis." "But I don't." *WalL el you dean I kaLtd ho'p it. dat's all." *"Yesta, but ming tmhat I am lgrat, you aitht olilghten me. Yoo must rqmember that I live bern end say charge whbich you bring aganst the neighLborhobod in general refects rli tively upon me." *Wa'F I'll say right now dat you ain't g nothi' ter do wd my learvn', an' I'll also ay wein dat dese yore feiks le io thrd fur me." Jst then a eoastable came up with a warrsnt for the old ategro's mrret Durl'" he eelimoed who theo war. rt bhad heo read to hIm. "I .tole yes de felks adb too heard fur me. Now da some ausin me o' estealin'. Seain' dar rekeleome ays jes shb. ally tale m d wms goia' ter try tsr git me iter treMble. I anim tser be prophabi Mi die way. Who sops I "hoe warrant was sworn eet by Colomel Jeken." th deer replied.' "An' ho 'es m etealia' a l r set o' harsm'?" "Tm" *Ah, hub, dat's jlst rherlet lle Im. W'r, er mae kal't go 'rouad him wie gilm' later trUe." • ea walid net gt ln teomuMe 1f ou wer. I* bhae yoursml" *a manyse''Le aIgp tsr de am' dat. Cee 'eula' m hrnses. I reekes he'll say 's d arss right de"' (pke I dent of i," thesoi u Wl dsm. ta e do doe hemaum a' m*eo aon rt m busses." mwth ma M."' *Whare do me's me glg et yof' *m eem ol d anm" " Wsa di de Le doe aW. Gill ml.' harms. fur ndem: un' don i pm' do less ieu b * ne Oh. desk what - I a. r t I d, 5k -ssew &msbn' DON'T HAV STRONGQ COFFINS. Advice or the Ieiv. Mr. Lawrenee,of bthe English uItrtil Deforrm o clety. Rev. Lawrence, Vicar of Wetow, York, England, who arrived In this country about a fortaight ago. preached at Grace Chapel to East Fourteenth street yesterday morning on the subject of "Burial Reform," takingl as bhis text "And Aaron shall be gathered to his fathers." He said: "The text does not mean that Aaron's body was to be gathered to his fathers, but he himself, apart from his mortal body, which after death Is the Worn-out fetter which the osot Has bruken and cast away. "Many who, to all intents and purposes, don't believe In the contlaulty of life after death, spend their powers for this life, and live this life uneonacdous or the etetnty to which they rightly belongc To sucn' the mortal body is the chief concern, end hence a materialism which bears evil fruit not only in this life but after death. The body which has received Inordinate regard In life receives undue and improper attention when deed, and out of this arise many of the evils whchb have gathered around our mode of disposing of the dead. The body Is retanled too long unburied. whereby the last recollection of the Ineffable beauty which Is the ebharacteristie of the deceased is marred, and the body suffers an Idignity from which it should be spared. Only thoes whose dwelllut-place cosists of one room know how great i the evil "The body N pl eed In a strong durable eoaln of wood at lead-ometlames expensave ly mounted sad upholater-d as it It were an tended for use in dailly i1e-in which the body gen-rates poaonous gases sent luids. "Thus not only are the dead dealt with Ir reverently. but disrxgard I hbad to the public welfare. Ob.e part of a cemetery is ilied with vaults tenate I perpetulr. while In sn. other part overcrowdt fouls the water spriUge, poisons the sol saIJ gives rse to emeantions which, If not themselves the causes of disease, are yet Iostrnmental in In creas.ng their vitality. "TLher is an expenditure often out of all proportlon to the means of the bereaved, and generally In a wrout direetlon, sei this ex pose is often Incurred while the body itself Is denied proper burial, the body betan either aishonored by motall burial In a solid colm where It Is shut out from natural Inluneees, or dishonored by imperfect burial amidst other bodies in a already crowded gr..ve. There is much uonucessary show, oftena i the worst possible taste. "The remedy lies In right views of life and death, of the relatiae of the bodto t the true personality, and of the hoeor due to the hat mas body, The Christias has hardIy begun tollve when that happens to him hiel Is called death, lie himself I then gathered to his people, Into a higher ephere of existence, having nothling further, now or hereafter, to do with the earthly corruptible body In Its present condition, which bhe has laid down, and which has now Its owa functions to per. form In the great ccle of nature. "The holy will. therefore, be latd Into the eartl as soon a signs of dissolution appesu, and this as emplete y as decency and sever enue permit And the burial will bi In earth sufrlent aend uo.table forthe resolution otbe body Into Its constltn snt elements, In accord. ance with the law of the land which ass gea ix Ift of earth. And.luateed of a family vault or mnansoleum,there will be a family plot kept as a small garden wherein the dead re b rled side be ide, ln the frallest possible cask et, the earth beleng reed, generation by eun. eration, to receive the dead that same fami ily for all time to ome Aod the dad of the very poor will be given the honor which l due-earth snacleat, with no overcrowdingl. "A cemetery thue used would not be an ac cu lation of human remalas i every stage of arrested and prolonged decay, too vast for eartb and air to prifr sad disintegrate, but a place where the deed, unoebtrueted by that which retards dissolutloo, pass away Imper ceptlldy, to the harm o mone, and esve the earth ready to perform Its benSelet action agall."-.Yes aflr Iet'd. - I SHOES FOR THE DEAD. A Novel ladustry In Whleh Chblego tsuppleo the Whaole. World. That there s nothing small about Chicago has been so frequently demonstrated as to need no reiteration, truthfnlly remarks the Chicago _ Ae 4. But t tha bChao upplies an article In the prodection of which It has no rival ln the world may be ews to many readers. It is an art'le for which there will be a ceaseless demead s lear as people die and ae burled lIn the urevallng style. If cremation should become generl, or if the Stanford Ida of squoeeag the remales of beloved relatives Into symbolic IgCse should prevail, the article poken of would, of mcoaas becom useless To the present feneral, If It s catrred out i the height of fashion, belongs a burial hee. It is as o. eesary ae say part of the garments worn on the lat jerney by young or old of either The fact that the rigor mortis made the feet of deed persons so uwleldy as to maemiltae a feot-cer several else to large for a l tirme lpinIfuy Impre a Jodlet dressmehr, a Mls Loimm. tibe went to wer atsoeaue ted a she wheleth not only dM swair wlth edeur lether iesueeats, ti tine smnlmno ety~lse treaght ner hI enuity to ach a polt tat the earsa of a person may be bured to nmber 8 while the wearer I life required numba4r , Of course the Ivention wuas promply patarte4 tad in the purse of em ea mpae was Ieorper sted which upplee two -tlds of ell the manacturers of the jobberI eal er p plce throughout the Un1ited Stes, saad sends the pruacst of Josllt dresaketr's In Thme inwtion ls, liks ya esnmr so sim ple that the wonder ia why burial shoes have not been made efore there wee paents of. Ae d The * melt of aIned weal eor slk, whieb amrr ted at the bei d at the intep, sla I eih to ewura the .only wtha saq As but ibem styl. In aboioeck ea rh seet a deds or f teen gle mae at wrk from m·nring till nligt of each warkin day to manufactare nothlng tiy h eIasto the ene fdr the dest lieMo tos The are madoe l momr oelen--whe, resd uNhewn nd bInek-en-d tWhree de-gIeended sainUted seum anl raee but the ol et el e be aing aer - ufacinrd, thp neturel ets bea a mrt of ores bertween i se soe es emeser. The um neral o I tl sasd white and ms Ian style-o use a buosliss men W hal s to emit the mst hastaIses n The arm tuns eat bIum Y tao hnd red ak de aeas shoes hae, e the l entyr Po4re bosm *Sh msst peoat bema Ilasr see w-as e meearb ur a bums her v*1sl with the ns eem k - been a nde gso a A MAVANiA E.NSATION. lnexpllenb'e ater'dts of t:e I o'le o SUbnta i ':a.etly. A alecial hortal IivanSa gea'-: The a nsi tion of thie hoar is the ser;-;n tditd leith or Isabel ('Cabliei.o, .one of II..rtta's soctety be~les, where she u i:i1Verurla Ilr alllire., anoI belovw'l for I'.r !'.aut,, her go'dJness and accO(tolillhmie!ta Sie wig a tIap etl C.st I' Ian beauty; eledl- Ibrneii'tt.l, with a I,: oval face, dlashl:u dlri e ta nult raven ,ilac tresses that swes t the 11,or aLeu tan c nia dl At the b.l! t and tlieati-r., sLh'cb site cin stantly atten led, the mnolt elerant costulles set off her tail, graceful tigure to the test advatitage. tier h.;tds atnd feet were remnark ab'e fur their maltlness, even in this country, where diminutive extrenmitirs abounl. lHer manners were refine . her conversation bril liant Of late her face lald rOu-tlimes wor aso expressioa of seancssor anxiety; but as these fits of despondency wotll quIc!li pass sagr, her famlty and frien le outi no attention to them. Great, therefore, was the r sulrprLie when on Monday night last ibh news spread through the cite that she hal- enum tted sui cide. The ntothe-if there is any-Is as vet unknlown; tlt the facts point to mental de rangement. On .Monday, as use , she order ed her maidl to prepare her afteraoon bath. ihe then ealled the butler and asked him to purchase a pistol, which shle said she Intenll ed to present to her brother. The one be bought was not to her feanc, and she bade him exchange It for a m:re elegant and ex pensive one. The see nad sample pleased her highly, and shie called the maid's and butler's attention to its pretty shape and carved han dle. At her reuneat the butler Inatructed her as to how it should be loaded and aundled. After thanking him for the leason, she bide the servaint to say niotlting of the purchase, as she wanted to surlrise her brother. They promlnd and alithdrew. When, an hour later, the report of a piatil broulat the family and servants to the scene. they found the yount and beautiful Isabel lving eronsswis on the bed, elegantuly altred in White dress in gowan. deal. lier long tresses were wet from her recent bath and her right hand sti I clutched the psltol a bicl, tie butler had but a short time ;irev.ously iurleased by her or deras A thibk stream of blood ocaing from her moath Indicated the d reet'o of the bIullet On a table close to her bed were two letters, one for her father, beglrln his pardon for her act; the other a Idressed to one of her sisters asking that her bed and grave shoulld be eover -i with fresh roses sad that they shl.,uld bury her in a white lace gown that iar on the bed beside her. The Intter c,,c;uelded b bidding her family a tender tarswel aau ei. jo!leng her sisters and brother to care for and support their Invalid mother. Havana societe las gine into Iaunliuin. As yet no ine has dared to break the terrible news to her aged mother, who incessantlr cells for her favorite daughlter. The familr is laconsolable. and it is thought the fabher sill aot long rurrive the shoen of iher tralie end. This sad event so engrosses pubile at. tentice that the latest a "we froil Madrid has not received its due shire of notice. Death Preventable. Why should men, women and children die of disease at alil There is no pror.lon for death in early life except be accident, Igndr. snce of the laws of health, and neg:ect of dauty toward our aeighbor on the part of somebody.. . . hy do some de, anad some recovert Why should disease be fatal at all Fatality Is connected to some extent with the surronadings ln which the patent has lived before he becamj affected, and is living at the time at thich the disease com mIces n a gives distriet. If there has been & large number of fatal cases of Inflammation of the laugs you utla be certain that the a-r of that district is not so pure as it ought to be, and the habits of the nalbitants ar e not so pirudet as they might be. No man dies of inflammation of the luangs In middle life. or indeed of any acute disease, be it what it mars if he has lived healthblir both as to ha. bits and character of aurroundiotg. If a dis triet has a death rate of twenty-four in the one thousand, it is dolilde wat it ought to be. The half of the deaths which take placeo might have been prevented if the people would oter the laws of health, keep their hboses and their parsons clean, dispose of their exereta In a proper way, and be tem perate Ia their habits of living, aad at the same time do their dutr to their neIghbor by avoiding the sophlltieatlon of articles of dietl or the misele f adlteration.-Dr. Alfred Carpseter. The Summer Girl is No Stupid. Down at Long Branch the other dai as de lightful a speeimen as one would meet in a years search sat on the sands teasing a hap pyo youth who was simply happy is being near her. Lbe poured sad down his neck sad into his ears, turned the uthbrell, uat'i she got the nun in nh eyes, and otherwlse mal treated him. He was a shrewd youth, how ever, sad not only bided his time, but while he was biding took a peel from b a pocket -ad tabl It out Is the hot en d for the son to do Us wor. When It becams ice and hot he entic 4le the smmoner irl close to him, meanly won her colkueanc by preten ding to -ompare the ble ofl her eyes witth the sea to the reat dis-ararement ul the latter, and the in momeut, when she was of her ase·d, basely slIpped tIe pennr dlown the hko f heeek. ilerl anel was loose anad 'ae made a wild reahs for her dress,. almost as far dowam as her btl Ie thoughlbt she woeld unphrasid him for utter faithlessness and preparedl to Justlf his aciln on the ground -of sel defense, Lnt she only cutehbed her gown where the peany had lodged and said, "Another good penny Eone to walaL." He Lhad tlo admit tlt the plnlshlet was de. searved-A- er Yw. u'r.:. Bimardk's Weigh~ting Macle. Cle hiy the sile of Prinae Bismarec's bth i a weighlng-ebatr, overed with red velvet, of the most moderll costraetlon, sad the great temas minaister sever fal·t to 'try his welght" at klest oace a day, or to reord tas renlt lof hi trial len the smll dIary he espl ate ehed astrir to the aram the weigin-clir for the pernoee. There was a time when the pliace cled the somwhbat GarglnLtnan weight of 147 ponds; bet "maecia h ha en iee then" as his late friend Lorld eolid awe remntarked. And, a n other thlings, the prnce has taken not to "lentli ,"' bhut to a mwre recent sastem oi dtling with ose's "too-too a4d esh." ThaIbs to determu dpersever e in tel i the Germ chaeell was last Fri ab ato uaces at the bireakfast tablMe, In a ten of triamph, that ee that moranlg elr weighed I pondds Europe. whie has ah a deep interest f Prince Ilsmarek's eatlnee life aad god healtl woubld do w , it possible, to sere for laitrmatlon a yretur of the wetlhta reourded In the eha L e lle dIry.--.ed.s FIeres - hb -u mtI l whe thegIr.l e ahylyt u leek werrinL aheut amething, Mr. Imela.w "Iram," he repln , "* ham in be w ~ I sleaily bfeeo so depealt to Ad n- all rem that I--1 love yo i ers fate," A lfar the heds Mr. shalnlenuspId4 the giMt, with a blatees "pap_ l a a es in the house: and r gL LLth-the ether mater, why-wh, I i e o ad us ear set toorrow tr#a Ih WeVeto ma ahrU. "l L m pe have huse your sr' aima 9 (seeSI 'Tee; Ihb tenth vo l l mthe t raede t"W t .L ~tl~-ji~S1~·~ u 4e4 Shed MR. AND MRS. BOWSER. o it BY MR. BOWTSE '1 iree or four boys came tI tile bacrk : loor the other day and enquired fo[,r r ilr. Bowser, and as soon ,t he cat'i up from the otlice I menutiuned the fact atnd added: .t **"Ye are not going to buy anothar II dog. I hope?"' "'llumphl" lie replied as he hung up IN his hat. "'And I don't want aray cats around." I "*That's jnat like you! It's a won. ier to mie the briute creation doesi't sly when you step out doors. I wouldn' t i.voe :1 ha:rd a heart as y.urs for all a tile world." ' And as for pigs. Mr. Bowser. I aope you won't think of 'em. Tile iciglhbors haven't yet got over I. your last adventure in the pig lineg.' *'M1y adventure!" he shouted. "You .eased me to buy a pig and build a enl. I wanted to gratify you. putIip .in-head that I was, and I bought a !, .,i,. What did I have to do with his a -iqealing the whole twenty-four tourIP What did I have to do with k :is getting out of the pen a dozen tilies per dat?" "0!b. well, let's not have any more ti ,;'ows or pigs or hens or dogs. We .lon't seem to understand them." a -"Don't weP We don't if we don't twant to! Some wives are domestic -al: like to make a ihome of a hIrome, but others thinmk of nothilngo but dress :Il and gadding the streets." ""If a husbanid biuys a cow which o ;ivces two quarts of milk daily.anId her it :ei alone comes to live times the ia price of her milk. I don't see where n J:e ecoonomy comes in." t. He didn't reply to that. and next t( olurning when I opened the back door o h:!t samne three b3as were wait nw for v Mr. Itowser. Th'ey hand a Wlhliam tu C',at with them. The animal was so- t -irely tied with ropes, and the boys kept a vig lant eve oni hiim besides. . Ihat's what Mr. Bowser was up to, ii inel as I knew he had set it s heart on : it. I said never a word. lie sneaked :,ut to the barn. came to terms with s lhe boys, and the goat was turned into 0 the back yard. When we had tinaished I, breakfast Mr. Bowser pihc.dly in- c lu red: ".1rs. Bowser, do you know there is tuoney in goats?" I "llow?" I "They are not only valuable for u their wool and moat. but in a sanitary point of view they cannot be eqnaled. One toat would keep our back vard entirely free from everything ofen-u. sive." t "Would he!" "Not only that, but he would be a playmate for our child. and doctors I tell me that the odor of a goat stimu ulates a child's apltite." "What doctors, please?" "If I said ant thing about angels t eou'd want me to sl.ecif Betsey. 8a- I ralh or Hattie, wouldn'tyou!" t "*Well, I presume they are healthy. t Mr. Bowser. You must know, of I course." S'Certainly I know. Do not con found the goat with the clhamois. Mrs. i Bowser. There's a marked d.Irerence a between them. The chamois is found in India. Asia, Switzerlanl and two or three other countries. Th''e goat is indigenous to every country. The chamnois is very timid animal; the I goat is not. It rather seeks the so- I :.ety of man." "I wish I know as much as you do," I I said. des ring to mollify him still further, •"Yes, but you never will. You can' t expect to. You were not born that I way. However. I have a surprise for I you and the child. I have just made a t purchase of a goat." "A real gont?" t "4Certaialy. Some folks deallin the imitation. I never do. Come out into the back yard." We went out William had just fin- a ished the last of the kitchen towels the girl land on the grass and he acted I I ke a goat wiho wanted somethlg a more solid to linishl up on. Mr. Bow- I ser took baby in hIis arms and started down the epsM, and William lowered his head and struck out with his foot. "lie may be dalgeronus, IMr. Bow ser.' "Dsagerousl So is a canary b'rd. You wall see htm take to the child like a flOr to sugar. See how stately he standsbl I llhave a phlotographer up here this afternooan." Hie was advancing as he talked, and he was not yet half way across the yard when I saw a streak of goat shooting acreos the grass A dt.ll tumd followed, and babyv flew over the elothes-line andl Mr. lowsaer we. to gramss. How I rlot that cld 4 :s the house I earn t remember, ;:t t guess the goat was to busy with Mr Bowser to notice me. They roll!o veer andl over. They rose up anW' ent down again. Sometimes Mr. aowser was on h a hands and knee. gad again Ihe was doubled up re the grass. I screamed for the cy, and with great presence of mhia s:e seized a couple of fresh asheets . the clothes-bair and ran out with tsem as an offlerinog. The goat preferred beets to Bowser, and as he turned awarv md began to de vour them v.r bhusband crawled up the steps to a place ef safety. lie had been hit (r what they call the "bread basket." und in the small ol the back, and between the shoulders, and, in deed the goat had neglectod no open *.Mr. lowser," I d, as I breeght the eampher. "do net doonafnd the goat with the ehamois. The ehaemois is a very timid animal, while the goat is ot." IHeI looked at me with a stony gane. *ie! is not only a beautifual playmate for our child, but the doctors say that thie musky odor stimulates an appetate. Are you not hungry. Mr. Bowser." There was a whole load of stone in his aze this tirme. I They are net only valualek their wool sad mWat," I went e. "but in a saitar .ult of vIew they cannot be "le uttered a groan and ereit into the house saud tuWmbled on tlie louoge. It Ior ma m i nntr 1O Ibt th' Anmd smt Sof baby's hair and ear. and I had fast I lit;ti.ed when .Mr. Bowser rolled oif t,' lot e, ran dtown stairs for tiht .now-shov el. anmtl a minute later lie :a!lo'earet i t the back yard and mate It ru- a for thea goat. Wiliam ducked .i ! "l..,Igel 1anl twisted, anl had great; t;t f,,r twenty nlit5silet. lThen it 1,l i tcly sru:ick lhint that he had an en a cr::'lmt l(i: swhere, and Ie went over tit ftene i'ke at (,:t antid clattered ow. of ,;.ht on the sidewalk. By and by Mr. Bowear camlls in. SIsl, hi gone?" I askotd. SYes; .e i. gone. And I want to ta to ,ni rlr ;ht hare and now that it i t he last piecetC of nonsensle of your's I shall eaver put up with!' "'Why? I didn't get him here!" O'Oh. no! Ireandlil innocent! You are never to b:ame about anvthing! I atsu alw:ays the culprit! Just heed what I am a'ctvin. however. This is the last -po-it svel ýthe last! D)osn't drive me a:u further. MIr. Bowser, or I will not In* answrah:le for conseqencees!"- Detroit Fre. I'rca. Coneerning Oysters The orster sign is being tacked up by grocers. and dealers innumerable. assnd very soon cans of the popular bi'tvalver will be as fam liar in the mar kets, as the more staple artleles of fool. Wit' the increased poplulation and the, muprovemantL in transite facilities which enable o;ster-dahippers to resch almost every nook and cranny in this extensive counitry. it is surprist ng how well the oyster lsupp)ly has kept pace with the growing demand. Predicttions of some years ago that oysters would bu exterminated by th e iea:rv inroadls made upon theta by avar;e ous dredgers and rakers have not beenr flllilled. There are yet ovs ters enough for every body who waists them. ald the suaplyi shows ino sign of exhalstton. This is becaus the bi Sv:alvo has elwn cultivated with so much ssuce's at favorable toints all along the Atlantic coast thatn oyster farming is lnow a common occupation. At Oyster Bayr, Long Island. the author. itles have 'et'ogi;zed! the legitimacy at vahtna of the industry by taxing the suttimerged farms. Thorl has been some lijaction to the lbety but as the oyster-irowers can make more money by the cnaitrv:tio;a of one acre of ocean belt thIan his Il eighbor can on four acrnes of san-lit sod, the tax collector will tprob ably be able to gather in tile eafuorcel countributation to the public put'se and eventuallv oyster farms will everywhere along tihe cost be recog nizeal as taxable property. With a crop assured, the Eastern oyster ctotnstiuer is safe in the enjoy mleant of his favorite sea foo.L But for the Western oyster lover the question of proper packing stands in the way of a full eCjoymettt of tile flaver of the bivalve. Wahen the trade was in its infancy cars was exere sod in the pack. ;ag, anal the oyster when it reached Western co,nsumlers was much more tihe real o ster than it now ia. As the trade grew in extent packers became t ot only less carefull but some of thes Ibegan washing the oysters as a t ick to make it snore bulky by lilling it it with fretsls water. Then'l competi tion led shrewd dealers to ship oysters westward ins barrels anld can them nlear the consumer. and the washing and blo:atinag is now carried on almost Uander our very eyes. Of conr.,. this washing and soaking with wa;tter is injurious to the flavor of the oyster; it cannot ie otherwise. For this reason oysters in bulk are not nearly so pIopular as they once were. It was found that oysters sashed in the east antl canned there were better than the Isomes-soaked bivalve, and the can ned tl'adl began to increase. The re turn to gents be grocers of unsold bulk oVysters also tCatt stspiciou on the tr:tade that will be idlli:hilt to remove. The mixing of tlt returned stale oys. ters with fresh rece ps fronm cost4hip. pets is only too easily of accomplish ment With the ovstr.farmner making the delicious seot-fruit plentiful it rests with the p:acker to centinue the oyster in popultarity in w!.tern markets. lie can do it hby onmittiug tie trick of the fresh-water btlth. - Ma.eaa·nc Wis. CotQi*. Addiliung by Macehlsary. Col. S. l Austio, formerly of out town has been busil engaged for soy eral years in prefectiLg his very inger ious inventioun-thlle adding maehine. aie is at proetint in Yew Hiaven. Coona., where he has been watching the man. facture of the machlne, and has at last got it in perfect shape. and is selling it rapidly to the trade. We have seen one of tihe itnstruments and liand that it works witl great case, rapidity andaeO curacvy. 1.. touchineg ithe keas you may rapidly add up a ung col;rman of tares without mental strain. A dial registers thse sum of tie figureBs, after von have touched the keys correctly. Each liiure from one to nilne havairn its owu key. A little practise makm one iarson perfect, so thlat he nam_1 witl, his litgers, by the use of the me. chline, u:lci more rap.dly and with more neetratcy than by the laborious mental ircteess. It will save many a b ookkecuer hours of severe mental labor.--'or V.,leJ ((a.) Marror. I He Weolin' I'ay the Freigh. Daniel Carroll. a farmer at Thees. vills, Ga., shipped a carload of wanr melons to this city reeetly, sad en pected to reslve a good sum In re turn from tim eommiseoo mereho t to whom the melons were eoesigned. He Swas stagrgered when he heard tree the Smerchant in this city. who aisrmod him that thIe receipts from the sale of the fruit, amounted to 014 les than the freight bill, and the farmer was politely asked to forward tMatc *Tle Gteorgia man replied sn that isa was willing to pay for iac i the melouns but he posit.selyvr hs to pay Philadelphians far estng them. I'hdadelph a Record R ight Ye Ame. SNegleoted graves are not hlsf sIo ad as netooted poor people who will amoe 1 1 ned fravs.-N.t m use PAST FINDING OUT. is -- -- nI I be. 1~owV ,t as WonWsman .rmned with 1 ail Umbrella or itarast ol. Aumonag the things onuieratsal by al S4.oInmll ;i; .a .t titling, out should at leave .*,* it:-:, led the way of the wo- at man wi:th atll uaambreilra; nod ho who ri observanutty waiks the htreetLs ii these d dtyaL, tvwhL evervy timuler ,t a softer h Srix c:rrCie a suts,.hl:tle. wili feel that it the author of Ectles. atos msesel a t golden opportunity in not being able a to add this stem to the list of thihgs too si wonderful for him. p The woman with an mobrells, in tl the first place, says a wliter in the it Boston C'osurr, assumes that time side- b walk is laid down for her sul, ant n especial use. With certain orienteal potentates the umbrella is a sign of authority in virtue of which all Ibe. i holders are expected to understant o that it is their duty to make say an I v g. e the road to the exclusive use of y the high and mighty lord of the mru- i berelia. In virtue of some subtle inl. . :stinct the moment a woman takes itt r 'her hand a sunshade and walks abroad. k all the oriental significancee of that in- a signia seems to impress Itself upon her r soul, and she goes forth to take posses sion of the streeti that have becowe L hers by right Unfortunately she lacks ql tihe guards which are provided to on f force respect to the unfurled umbrella t of the potentates she imitates, and she I is, therefore, obliged to do her own e lighting. But with what a glorious a and efectire zeal she does it! How t men who venture rashly to come in a her way are swept aside. their hats w k'nocked in the dust, their eyes pro<.. p !Jded, their faces scratched by the points with wineh the circumference of the parasol bristles. How women who presume to display like signs of rank are hustled, banged and frowned upon. a and with what rancor rival sunshades h clash together. The amount of vim a s woman can put into the trust alsi gives ( 1o the sunshade of another woman a goes far to redeem the charge of weak- . 'ness and physical inferoritm-. Ii The result of the triumphal progress of women with a sun-umbrella is dis- d asterons. Her path is strewn with wrecks. Blaspheming nen pursue .their hats along the pavements; women i whose headgear has been disarranged .or whose r.val umbrellas have been slit t or hustle'l, bo:l with rage as they look 1 for victims upon whom they may in tulrn wreck simnilar indignities. Every where itdignatitn. wrath, devastation and general demoralization testify to the colmpleteness of the work and the 4 might of the woma-i with an umbrella. Drop a Niokel in the Slot. Contrivances for seducing nickels from the cusrious are constantly multi. plying. You have only to drop a nickel in thie slot to sue wonderful things. Engines work, stearanioats set patdle wheels going. band. of music play. horses rlse around miniaittlre race tracks, and balloons go lip'. if the slot receives tits inspir ng nickel. Some people imagine this to be a new thing. but it has been going on in it multiplicity of ways since the wet ld began. Thie slot Is always gap. illg for the expected nickel. A man wants olli e, but t it wll be i!poessibl , for him to get it until he drosl'* a nickel ill the slot, for the ma:chinery will refusqe to work. Another has a Ill that be. desires to p.it-i through congress or the legisla t itr. Has lie dropped a nickel in thel 3sot? If he has not he might as well partk It s valise ant- go home.. Anlolther has a railroad or mining sehen'lu., and if he las any shrewdness atl nii he will iad theim slot and insert the tectssary nickel where It will do the most good. Big swindliong games are oarried out successfully by 'kowlag ones, while boanest en with geun no enterprises wonder why thiey don't sueeeeL They simply failed to drop a nickel in the slot, that's all. i)o you sometimjls wonder wily somne gamblers are suffered to carry on their fraudulent practiees for years r;-ght under the nose of tihe policeP lIey drop a nilekel in the slot whets ordercd Bunko men worked certain ditrlcit of New York with impunity at one I time anId no one faterfered. Thley Lnaew where the slots were and thev eJwayse had niekels conveaiet. SBurglars are in less danger of he ,g eaught if they patronise the slot litler ally. Do you imsg;ne that Mr. de IBuski. the popular actor, or Mrs. Iowneox the soclety qen, get puffed into noti riey o their meritse or beauty alone? Der, unsmpphistIeated reader, there i, a meebnl e in the bekgreoand labeled. *"Put a nlekeI in the slot and soe wha I om do for you," and they eompli readily md sites. A peer but wUthy yonag man fell Il .e with beantifnl gitrl and she ,loved him, but her rente opposed the etn oe meesnt .l his poverty. S, ;Lthey met the per ytIng man awam 11 gsv theirt daughter Iato the arm* d a rik eld roes. He put a nickeul , l the lo-Tas.Biftinsy. . Devugsg Is 8weet. "'ll et even with you rome day.' ml Dusloy I a thrateilng tose oh ry s, '*stdes' tyou forget it" "Ull t~It, Dubler." was the good .taured reply. 'y I wilt write a receipt ug gt yo@eIa ..w'9* 'p I*s Ih+,r, PANTHERS AT LARGE I'zltlnag ee~use l Ones of the Ia. mose larks of )Madra. Two panthers recently eseaped from conlinemost, and were for a short time at larue in the People's Park, Madras Mr. Ellis, superintendent of the park, found one of them up a lare asels tree. crouching on s thick branch. He weant (save the Madras Mulad) within thirty yards of the tree, took aim and fired, hitting the animal just above the left shoulder. The shot proved fatal. anad down drooted the animal dead. See. ing the animal had been killed. sad not knowing that a second panther was at large, the people who bhad taken refuge on the trees jumped down, sad all crowded round the dead panther and belabored it with their clubs and sticks. Mr. Ellis then reloaded his rifle and went into the inclosare, directing the park sergeant to follow him. Mr. Ellis saw the second pan ther outside the cage; so he called out to the people to beware, antl they Im mediately rushed outside the inclosure. shouting. Mr. Ellis then ran after the panther, which, instead of going iote the cage, rushed away. Finding that it was making its way towards the bridge leading to the island where the monkeys are keptand wlhere a number of people had taken refuge in the t.ees, Mlr. Ellis made his way th.ther across the kangaroo enclosure an a direction opposite to that in which the panther was running, lie got within forl, yards of the beast and halted. He them fired. The panther was wounded, not mortally.and, growling with rage. rushed straight at Mr. Ellis and knocked him down. It then went away again towrda the rhinoceros pond round the cage, and again made for *Ir. Ellis. who had regained his feet. but was not prepared for the attaek. The panther seized him by the right foot and bit him severely on the ankle. After calling loudly for help. Mr. Ellis struck the panther with the butt end of his ride, stunning It. The wounded animal lay against the wall of one of the cages groaning with paio, when a mahout pinned him against the wall with his spear: and the sergeat dik patched him with a bullet. A. Drunken Philosopher. A somewhat noted writer for the press, who died some years age, was on one occasion found on the street Intoxicated, and taken to the watkh house. where he was kept over ilght. On being brought before the pollee magistrate, next morning. be hbad be ome partially sobe. when the fellow. lag dialogue took place: Magistrate-"Well, prisoner, whit do you do for a living?" Prisoner-"! am a publie writer." Magistrate--"Ad, pray, what do you find to write about?" Prisomer-"A little to commend. much to eensure. and very muoo to laugh at." Magistrate--" mph! and what do you commend?" Prisoner-"a handsome woman that will stay at home; an eloquent preaeh. or that will preach a abort sermon. aneda fool who has sens enough to bold his tongue." agistrate--"What do yoe s. sure?" Prisoner-"A man who marries a girl for her fine dancing; a working man who believs in the sympathies of professional gentlemen; a youth who studies law or medicine while he has use of his hands; and people who elect a drunkard or blockhead to an ooee." Magistrato-"What do ysou leaugh at?"' Prisoer--'"I laugh at a man whe expoets his prisoner to command that respect which his perstoul qoalities and qualileations do not merit." Magistrate-'Oh, I pereive teat you are an utterer of pithy senteeseo; now I am about to utter one that wilt surprise you." PrisoMer-"A pithy senteae from your honor would indeed be a matter of astohIehmnt" Magibtrate--My seateneo i, that you diseontiae writing for the term of thirty dayrs, while you rat and re erlt yourself in the house of eorree. So he submitted to the requiremaote of tbhe vagrant act. and retired frem the halls of jusatia, io eompay with the oclar, witout soother sylale. Von Bolow'. Joke. Herr Anton Bohott, of the Wager. Ian opera, Muic, hasi tim septatio of makling the liveo et endetors sad dlgers mierable wheever be appears m a *star." It is eported that HIans vyo Dlow gets ashot atbhim at oeoo* theen. nerte h gave reedtly fr charitable prposes Sehott is esedimlgly rae of his military title m hamptaa, and Below my. he slug like re As ay rate Below, who was remhearsing him at the pian, did not play to nit thei slpger. whbereapoe the great plans turned aromd sad sld very quietly, '*1 beg you. lieter Sehot, just tell m whether I shall play or yeo as a silg. eoras a eaptals. am willing to adapt mq lf la either ek s"-. Mmatch L'efe,. £ German mpr o eaters thbt estly appeare at ruseils prede. ada msacide with a hear. whio pr msd a terrie man seree tihe stgp e ulp sa dows the mctaile pagm. the me appearlg ts the speetatem to bto lu Immseut dange of fallg met, the dedly emboasoe of the asima l.A beIr alklng thb aeesesary dlramat Intalllgane, sad bealg a eostly as. nthe agsmaemt has subaetitu Sa de' elad, tail. Ic a bsdy, her skA, with sawdoetel has mask. TLh b o sk t to the prt with a gt wa sa l toie. he '"er The ve m i s a s ims base o la -t lm. w~crro h