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
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
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
'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
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
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."
"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
"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
"Den you oilhter know how da li
"But I don't."
*WalL el you dean I kaLtd ho'p it.
*"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
*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
DON'T HAV STRONGQ COFFINS.
Advice or the Ieiv. Mr. Lawrenee,of
bthe English uItrtil Deforrm o
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
"'And I don't want aray cats
"*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
' 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
".1rs. Bowser, do you know there is
tuoney in goats?" 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.
"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
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
•"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
"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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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 [email protected] ..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
Magistrate--" mph! and what do
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.
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
Magistrato-"What do ysou leaugh
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
PrisoMer-"A pithy senteae from
your honor would indeed be a matter
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"-.
£ 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
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