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up A Waif. H r dress is nigm-il and torn and old. Her feet are bare, and the day is eold; Some shaving curls on her shoulders fall. And a train is made of a worn-out shawl. Soin» flowers that once were a beauty's pride. And now are withered and thrown aside. Sin- holds as el ose as her lingers can. While a crumpled hand bill serves for a fan. You wonlil never have guessed, as you saw her then*, With those withered flowers, and feet all hare. That the gloom v street was a brilliant hall. Amt she dancing there, the helle »>f the ball. —Alice Trumbull Learned, in The Century. K: !>l io-Kleptomaniacs. "If I find you stealing my books again, I'll bave you locked up. Get out, now, quick! and don't let me sec you in here again." The speaker was a bookseller, who thus addressed a nicely dressed, vener able old man. 1 to to "Steal it? Why bless you, of course, he meant to steal it," he said. "We have those fellows conic here so often and carry off our hooks without being caught, that when we do catch them at it we want to call the police, and 1 sup pose we ought to do so, but we don't. We tind so many people who are thoroughly honest in other respects, who will steal books, that wc are apt to become suspicious of everybody after being in this business awhile. Why, only a short time ago a clergy man was arrested right here in Boston for book-stealing. You don't hear of all the cases that we do, for, you see, when we catch a party stealing he is always anxious to pay for the books and hush up the matter. l)o we settle in this way? (Hi, yes, we let most of them go, although I suppose we should prosecute them. Hut then it takes a good deal of time and trouble to bother about the courts prosecuting. 1 have seen all kinds of people come in here and steal books. Indeed book thieves are almost always of the so-called re spectable elas-.es, for the ignorant "lower class ' don't take interest enough in books to know their value. The poor ones that are caught are ar rested, convicted and branded as thieves, just as if they had stolen a loaf ol bread or a pocket book, the ones that have a good enough social standing to get them out of the scrape are simply "bibliomanies.'' It's apt to make one oyuical and lose all confidence in hu manity when he finds such cases. •There are several classes of people that steal books. Some steal the whole books, while there are others who only have a mania for fine plates and en gravings. I have known numerous in stances of parties who stole simply the title pages of rare and valuable books. Indeed, 1 have seen one or two bound books made up entirely of those pre cions title-pages. Tims taking out the title page from an ancient work of j course ntakes it worth very much less. Let me find a cheap old book and I'll show you how t ey do it, if you don't know." * The dealer picked up a dilapidated pamphlet and a piece of string. Wet ting the string, h * opened the pamph let and placing the wet string between two leaves, closed the pamphlet tightly again for a few drew the string quickly out. the book, the pages at "the place where the string had been placed were quito easily removed, and without the noiso of tearing. "Now, vou see how they take out en title-pagcs, etc. By the way mania for stealing mis, after whilst ho Openin see» ■ r gravi it —speaking of ttiis title-pages, 1 ought to tell you that in Londoifthere is a man (in the British museum, 1 think he is). who has con siderable to do making title pages for old books that are mutilated in this wav. book-thieves trick that to have extra pockets Of course when "Another make use of is made ill their coats, we find these feilovvs with extra pock seemiugly made for the purpose of book-stealing a business. We just hand Cts. making have uo pity on them, them over to the polie-*, but there very few who caliy to steal books, win) buy light lit* rature at news depots, it is said, roll two books together and rry them when they have only for one .—Box on UloOc. we are go to work systemati A good many paid ea The Capture of New Orleans. *rs we quote From the < 'cuturi / war paj the following from tin* paper by Lcorge \\ Cable, on "New Orleans before the Capture," in the April number: gathering! The riff-raff of the wharves, the town, tho gutters. Such women—such wrecks of women. And all the juvenile rag-tag. The lower steamboat landing, well covered with i molasses, was being "What a rice, an» The men smashed; the women The river sugar. rifled. scooped up the smashing, was overflowing the top of the le\ee. A rain-storm began to threaten. 'Aiv the Yankee ships in sight. 1 asked ot an idler. He pointed out the tops of their naked masts as tl..*y showed up bctul of the batteries at the o.*l field of Jack I ! •Ivor. across the huge They were engaging Camp Clialinette — son's renown, l'resently that was over. Ah, me! I see them now as limy come slowlv round Slaughterhouse Foint in to full view, silent, so grim, and terri ble; black with men, heavy with dead ly portent; the long-banisii<*<! Stars and Stripes living against the Downing skv. Oh, for the Mix.it* «irj,/. the Mtssis Just then here « «■ came down But how ! Drifting help tin* i * Stvpt. upon them. lesslv, a mass of Hume. on 1 1 ic eve howled Tito swarm-: word; but "The crowds and screamed with rage, intr decks answered never a une old tar on the IhieljonI standing with lanyard in baud beside a great pivot-gun, so p'-a'm to view that ) on could see him smile, silently patted its bi»r black breech a d blandly gunned. "'And now the rain came down in sheets. About one or two o clock m the afternoon (as I remember), 1 be in* a-ain in the store with but one door ajar, came a roar of shomings and imprecations and crowding feet down Common street. l ui, ' l l fo , Jeff Davis! Hurrah for Jetl Davis. Shoot them! Kill them! Han. them!' 1 locked the door on the outside, and ran to the front of the mob, bawling with the rest, 'Hurrah for Jell Davis third man theie had a Two officers of the walking About every weapon out. United States Navy were abreast, unguarded and alone, lookin not to right or left, never frqwuin„, pever ffiucWg, vvkilethemobscreamei in their ears, shook cocked P lstol ^° their faces, cursed aud crowded an gnashed upon them, .So throu^i gates of death those two men walked to the City Hall to demand the town s surrender, It was one of the bravest deeds I ever saw done. "Later events, except one, 1 leave to other pens. An officer from the fleet stood on the City Hall roof about to lower the Hag ot Louisiana. Iu the the ing, part one face is street beneath gleamed the bayonets of a body of marines. A howitzer pointed up and another down the street. All around swarmed the mob. Just then Mayor Monroe—lest the officers above should be lired upon and the howitzer open upon the crowd—came out alone and stood just before one of the howit zers, tall, slender, with folded arms, eyeing the gunner. Down sank the tlag. Captain ltell, tall and still', marched off with the Hag rolled under his arm, and the howitzer clanking be hind. Then cheer after cheer rang out for Monroe. And now, 1 dare say, every one is well pleased that, after all, New Orleans never lowered her colors with her own hands." Tlie Comet. to The comet is a kind of astronomical parody on the planet. Comets look some Ilk»* planets but they are thinner ami do not hurt so hard when they hit anybody as a planet does. so called because it had hair on it, 1 believe, but late years the bald-headed comet is giving just as good satisfaction everywhere. The characteristic features of a comet are: A nucleus, a nebulo is light or coma, and usually a luminous train or tail worn high. Sometimes several tails are observed on one comet, but this occurs only in Hush times. When 1 was young I used to think I would like to be a comet in the sky, up above the world so high, with nothing to do but loaf around and play with the little new laid planets and have a good time, but now I can see where I was wrong. Comets also have their troubles, their perihelious, their hyper bolas and their parabolas. A little over 300 years ago Tycho Hrahc dis covered that comets were extraneous to our atmosphere and since thou times have improved. 1 can see that trade in steadier and potatoes run less to tows than they did before. Soon after that they discovered that comets all had more or less periodicity. Nobody knows how they got it. All the astronomers had been watching them day and night and didn't know when they were exposed but there was uo time to talk and argue over the ques tion. There were two or three hun dred comets all down with it at once. It was an exciting time. Comets sometimes live to a great age. This shows that the night air is not so injurious to the health as many people would have us believe. I he great comet oi 17*0 is supposed to have been the one that was noticed about the time of Cjesar's and still when it appeared in Newton's seventeen hundred vears after its sex The comet in good j comets are turned from the sun. not know why they do this, whether it is etiquette among them or just a mere habit. A late writer on astronomy said that the substance of the nebulosity and the tail is of almost inconceivable tenuity, He said this and then death came to was to ä to is loath, 41 B. ('., tunc, first grand farewell tour, iko said that it was very well preserved indeed and pined to have retained all its facilities su ^ l najH*. Astronomers sav that the tails of all I do his relief. Another writer says of the comet and its tail that "the curvature of the latter and the acceleration of the periodic time in the case of Eneke's comet indi cate their being affected by a resisting medium which has never been observed to have the slightest iulliicnce on the planetary periods. I do not fully agree with the eminent though he may be right. Much fear has been the result of the comet's appearance ever since the world began, and it is as good a thing to worry about as anything I know of. If we could get close to a comet with out frightening it away, we would find that we could walk' through it any where as we could through the glare of a torchlight procession, live t,hat we will not be ashamed to look a comet in the eye, however. Let pav up our newspaper subscription and lead such lives that when the comet strikes we will he ready. Some worry a goo» chances for a* big comet to plow into the sun some dark rainy nitrht, and thus bust up the that was all 1 had to worry about. will agree to authority. ( We should so us 1 1 deal about the 1 whole universe. wist If any respectable man pay my taxes and funeral expenses, I will agree to do his worrying about the comet's crushing into the bosom of the sun and knocking its daylights out. — Bill Xi/<, in Detroit Free 1'ress. The Ft»- » It I** (tiller. of the peddler in a French village does not come unawares. It has been signaled this half hour or more. From the crest of a hillock, where he was doing nothing tinder pre tense of minding pig*, young Pierre has perceived the peddler and scamp ered down to the village with the news could carry arrival The as fast as his tattered 1» him. The peddler's arrival is an evoi t to young Fierro, who got a top for Hom ing the last time his friend visit**»! the I district; ami so it is to the other vil ! lagers, who are soon on their doorsteps, excite»! poultry. All clattering like . t this is due to the peddler s coining but once in three months, like »pun ter day. Not the least exeiteil persons in the vil lage arc the five gendarmes at the Fo litTe Station. To be live gendarmes in one village is anomalous enough; but to be live gendarme 1 ^ and have nothing i to do is the climax of irony. So at the ; first mention of the peddler s every one of the five is up stirring. Baldrics arc adjusted, coekeil I ats are donned, swords are buckled on. If the peddler were a man of imagi nation he might fancy this was a guard of honor turned out to do him homage. But lie knows better. All that the gendarmes want is to see his "papiers (license aud passport); not that they have any doubt as to its being all right, but asking for his papers will be an excuse for overhauling his pack, and overhauling his pack will give them at least A twenty minutes' chat with him, at the most moderate computation. This, now, is the time to see the ped dler. Muddy and cheerful, he strides by the first house of the village, lifts his hat with a breezy "Good day mes dames," in answer to the cackling chorus of "Bon jour M. Trotou," and starts straight up to the police station with the instinct of habit. In another five minutes his papers have been in spected and found in order (it would be strange if they had not, considering they are examined ten times in a Jay) and the stored wealth of pack, crock ery, bundles and cartridge box litter the flooring. What a show! , , children hoisted on each others should ers aro gazing with eyes intent through the window; one or two village girls affable terms with the gendarmerie standing timidly in the doorway onlv waiting for the word to walk in. This is the moment for trying some name m , a s to to the Half the village on are perfume, with a furtive movement the peddler unscrews the top of one of those llexible scent squirts in which school hoys delight, ing, laughing, loud guffawing on the part of the gendarmerie, but from that minute the ice is broken. Even the "brigadier" (corporal) designs to smile, and is not averse to accepting a one him. from over the ways, thrusts his shining face through the door and asks if there is any drink wanted. "Yes," cries the peddler generously, "I stand treat all rouud, fetch us a jug of your best." This piece of magnanimity brings the good understanding to a crisis. There is scream cent cigar which the peddler offers Maitre Jean, tho inn-keeper • - Perfumery Tubooed. One who is a social oracle tells mo that it is high treason for any of her or station to use scents. A very mild cologne is barely tolerated, but no Lubin or other extract, however deli cate and fragrant. Where there is so much of the artificial that must be natural. I asked a man of the world about it. lie replied: "What you have heard about perfumery being tabooed in good society is the fact. A young girl came here and was invited to a party. She was exquisitely beauti ful, rarely accomplished and a dazzling creature every way. Hut happening to have on her handkerchief just a dainty drop of violet extract, she was doomed ' ' ' case of adherence to No amount of in or «race sex to exclusion, in the scent-bottle, tellcct, wit, loveliness, piety could have saved her from excommuni cation." Ludden ô 3 Bates Southern Music Home. CONVERTED INTO AN INCOR PORATED STOCK COM PANY, WITH 8200,000 CASH CAPITAL. THREE TREI1EAIMH S PER 1 HASES FOR THIN SEA SO VS TR ADE. ä 1.0 l!) \V orth ut Chicki-mg Pianos at one Purchase, $20,IMIO Worth of Imported Musical Merchandise at One Pur i,00tl pieces of Sheet Music at One Purchase. chase. ltusi 1 liât wccoulil ur nil vert isi> Itcail this. Musical) anil Music I.ovcr. has rushed us the past year ; mu post you, as usual, through incuts, anil to make amends, wc here give a few solid tacts well worth taken in. Ludden & Bat«« Southern MnGo Hou«c is a Household Won! from the Potomac to the Uio Grande. Who has not heard of itv It is a Mammoth Music emporium, from which a Solid Musical South draws its supplies. Klevcti large Branch Houses, and over •Jon wide-awake Agents distribute its goods through every South ern state, and its yearly sales are nearly half a million dollars. Founded fifteen years since, on the .Solid l.ed IJock of l.t'rqe < <i/iiliil, Kntrrpriar and S'»/ Trnde, it has stood unshaken, amid financial pant s, pestilence, cyclone, and tires, and to in sure its permanency for generations to come, it has been incorporated as a Co-operative Stock Company, with a paid up Cash Capital, of $20», ooo, which is owned solely by the Officers and Kmployers. The Officers are: W. l.udileii. Prestdent : -I. A Bates, Treasurer and Manager, atid.I. I» Murphy, Soe'y. Patrons are, therefore as safe in this House as with any Bank, fears as to its Permanency, Guarantees. It is Solid. ties IT ilealing with ami lti-fil have no Responsibility, or Now notice these TRADE ITEMS FOR 1884-85. vea rly More Pianos and Organs sold than by all other southern dealers com bi tied. bought at one purchase in Largest purchase made by any Southern House. Special Bargains. Elegant Pianos onlv $21(1, with handsome Embroidered Cover, Stool, Instructor, and Mttsie Book. >0, $75, $P'0,with Stool, Iti A11 Freight < »tie .$"> ,0(j0 worth of (. bickering Pianos ( »ctolier last. •21 ( »rguns, struct oi Paid. Price to All, and that the lowest known. Write ns, and we will save you money. $.0,00 » worth of Imported Musical Mer chandise, stn-lt as Violins, Guitars. Banjos, Accordéons, purchase, from the Este v Organ Co., Atlatt it one-half the cost of Importation, tins now oifi-re 1 Retail lïiiy 75 cents cacti: Richter 10 cents; Banjos, $1; Violins, Paganini Italian Strring set; <'tear < frit Italian, 1 sit; Orguinettes, with and Music Book. Easv Installment Terms. Strings, etc., bought at one ta, ( «a., 1 mmensi hare Accordéon« ers. Harmonicas, $ ! ; ( ittitars $ *•; 2(1 cts. cadi, per cts.. 1 ■ I till Id i I of ■t\ tlt'd-S, Privilege of returns, or exchange, iods arc not satisfactory. L ne Jan. Î. IS, «5, tr»e to all. is I veil Revised 1 at 1Î at ('HEAD MUSIC DEPOT. of Sheet Music, bought at ■tiered onlv at l0 ets. a copy. same as usually Send Don't Music. This is All Music at Reduced ,.),t IM pieces purchase, » All new and best Music. ,1.1 for :,0 cents to $1.50 tier piece, lor ('dialogue ol Tell Cent Music, setnl North for cheap on a or Headquarters. Rates. are with you in We know how to buy, Times are buyers, ( U l mie on price«, every tune, how to sell, and how to please, bard and money must buy more goods than The most for the monev can a! it its»-»! to. wavs be bail at Ijuctdten cfc Bates SOI lll EltN MUSIC HOUSE, to the All W A MTCn I-AIMK.h AMI GENTLEMEN Who "Ei I L- liwish to iii.tk« ijiîS t • + 4 a *1 ty easily at their own homes. Work -»eut l>v with stamp C row n MT'g. I' t but vil Fo in but the are the they all be and at him, ped lifts mes and in would Jay) crock litter girls in. some canvassing:. Address .xm Vine St.. Cin'ti.O. l.N S ds KeRÎeoVVÔ R 1 CATARRH PI Easv to use. A certain <mre. Not expensive. Three months' treatment in one package. Good for Gold In the Head, Headache, Dizziness, Hay Fever, Ac, Fifty cents. Errent Pa. ' X *1 J mm * s i t « ■ r/ ?'/vm 'f : MS, ist tea Opens Tuesday, Bocpinber 16, 1884. In the presence of l he Presidents of the Amer ican Republics, vt/.l Arthur, of the United States: Diaz of Mexico ; Barrios, of Guatemala; Bogrun, of i loud unis. The Colossal Exhibit of all Time! Sixteen (1G) Immense Exhibi tion Buildings j One—the largest building ever erected, another —the largest Conservatory in the World. 80 Acres of Space Under Cover I Loir Transportation Bales from all Points. Ample Art-oimnorintlons at Beasonabl. Bates for all Visitors. During the period of the Exposition, from December 16, zS$4, tojune i, 1SS5 the tempera ture at New Orleans averages 65 Fahr. The lawn and shrubbery remain green, flowers bloom, fruits ripen, and all kinds of vegetables grow and mature. Full information promptly furnished. Ad dre-is, A E. A. BURKE, Director Oencraj, New Orleans, La. village LATEST AND BEST, have you seen the new improved SINGER Sewing* Machine WITH HIGH ARM? It is very light running -AND makes the finest stitch of any machine made. But d, CALL, EXAMINE & HE CON YIN CED. Singer needles 15 cts per doz,, two doz. *25 cts., Shuttles 2octs,Oil 5 cts bottle MCK'ALIiS'S HA/AU PATTERNS. The Singer Manufacturing Co. left Miss. 18o Washington St., Vicksbur nJ ATTACHMENT. c „ 03 . >4 te- 1 >. j'* *5 *—• •d CÖ our <]) G Hülfest O D fi u (Ö 0 six X C es k-. u s S 5? W 'ni D w U fi 5 D (D « (O but be 0 Z 00 'O tc z c; O 0 r X 310H-N01Afia HJ.3M Louis Grünewald. La UsTexv Orleans, It a a in it iff Vihf I ' ! J * U & Organs Pianos* IT also Leading Fianos of the World, & ( c no or Fisclier. ORGANS FROM ALL THE LEADING FACTORIES— S/iO/linger, Clough and Warren, rly Iti »tie MUSIC ami MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS at Wholesale and Retail. Everything in music line at lowest rates. Catalogues mailed tree upon application. Louis Grünewald. Under Grunewald Opera House, New Orleans. La. Address— : THE D.W. Miller Carriage Co. ! 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Hurt, under tha name of THE -âuZRO-TXS. was need But the time came when a more vigorous and agressive paper d, than the editor of the ARGUS, with his extensive business in other Therefore, the paper was sold to the present directions, could give. Company, and the SWORD and SHIELD takes up where the Argus left off. (Vol. III.) The SWORD and SHIELD . Will be issued weekly, will contain the best thoughts of some of will be chock full of our ablest and most prominent Temperance men ; good Temperance literature and news, and, in addition, will have five or six columns of general news PROHIBITION Will be the best plank in the platform of the SWORD ANC SHIELD, but it will advocate all the interests of the people be found articles from professional educators of the highest reputation. In its columns will THE AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT Will be filled with articles by practical Mississippi farmers and with It is tho de se lection from a wide range of able Agricultural exchanges, termination of the Publisher make the department of the paper espec ially worthy of the perusal of the intelligent formers of the South. Ttie Home This Department will be filled with choice thoughts from commu The publication of one or two short serials is ideations and exchanges, also contemplated. 1 IV y i. The SWORD and SHIELD is prepared to do all kinds of Job Work PAMPHLET WORK from visiting cards to pamphlet work. Write and get our terms before giving your work else a specialty, where. FOR SALE. A $150.00 ESTEY ORGAN. Will bo sold on easy terms, and shipped DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY. Warranted to be PERFECTLY SOUND throughont. Tiiis Office When the word Estey or the word Organ is mentioned, the) each Eugrgest the other, so widelv Ml known and so popular aro tho in* etruments and the makers. Five letters in each ot the two words are reminders of enjoyment in multitudes ef homes. Illustra ted Catalogue mailed free tc all applicants s^NS Esfey Oraarv Co. BraftlBBbroyu I T. A. ILER, Oapital State Da ale, Jackson, Miss, d • « INext to Jewelry c. Fine Watches, © \ DIAMONDS, ns Silverware, | » ✓ s y> Eye Glases, CLOCKS! Spectacles, CLOCKS! CLOCKS! : 0 : Prices as low as Reliable Goods can be bought. Goods sent on approval to responsible parties. Bfër* Refers to the Editor of this Paper.