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{ Terms : $2-00 per Annum, in Advance
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B- D- GAMBBSLL, Publisher- }
2STC- 33.
VOL. Ill,
The armies of the Great Napoleon
carried the Metric System into all
parts of Europe, and his victories
enforced its use. But after his final
defeat at Waterloo, many countries
discanled the Metric System, be-
cause they regarded it as the badge
of their defeat and*aa the hated relic
of the e # K<>^ forty years
. -/ or dk>i e paasedoelorc the System
became general, even in France.
Sôoq afterwards the countries of
Europe, one by one. overcame préju
dice and adopted ami put into use
Mme System they hail so strong!
year s before. Like the Public
Schoftl which was forced upon the
Southern States after the War, by
its merits it finally overcame all op
fl position and became established in
the Jaws as well as iu the affections
of the peoples of the countries once
conquered by Napoleon
In the last few decades the Metric
System has made rapid progress.
By the year 1880 it had been adopt
ed in all the countries of continental
Europe, for exclusive use in business
transactions, with the exception of
Russia, and the partial exception ot
Denmark. In all but one or two of
these, the laws making the use com
pulsory had already taken effect, and
in those which remain, the laws
were to take effect in a very few
Throughout all the American con
tinent south of the territory of the
United States, the same System,
though not iu universal use, is the
only one legal, and is destined in
tiie progress oi time to supersede all
The same System lias been adopt
ed for the extensive territory of the
British possessions iu India by the
Governor-General in council, with
the approval of the home government
to he progressively introduced with
much expedition as the conven
ience of commerce vill allow.
The imperial gov«Ännent of Rus
sia has manifested ^disposition to
adopt the System for use in that
great empire which covers one-tenth
of the land surface of the globe, hav
ing instituted an inquiry by a com
mission appointed in the latter part
of 1870, as to the results of the leg
islation of Western and Central Eu
rope on the subject, and having re
ceived f r om that commission a favor
able report. In more recent years
further action has been taken look
ing to the coinpulsoiy use of the
System in the comparatively near
future, but of the exact nature of
the action I am not prepared to say.
In Great Britain a strong public
sentiment favors the abolition ot the
existing system of weights ami
favor ot the Metric.
Bills providing for such a change
have been repeatedly introduced in
to Parliament ; and one of these fail
ed of success by the narrow majority
of only five votes. The science of
Great Britain is entirely on the side
ot the Metric System, and has to a
large extent adopted it in use ; as is
illustrated in the fact that in the ac
count of the explorations of lier
Brittannic Majesty's ship Challen
ger, under Sir Wyville Thompson,
published in the scientific journals,
all quantities are stated in metric
denominations, and even the dis
tances sailed over by the ship are
given in kilometers.
In our own country, the Metric
weights and measures have been ex
tensively adopted by the medical
profession,having been recommended
by the State medical societies of New
York, Massachusetts and Rhode Is
land, by the National College of
Pharmacy, and the American Phar
aceutical Association ; anil having
been actually made obligatory in trie
Marine Hospital Service, by order
of the Supervising Surgeon-General,
approved by the Secretary of the
Some of our large manufacturing
establishments have introduced the
Metric System into their workshops.
The Waltham Watch Manufacturing
Company is an example of these.
Several of our States, as for in
stance Massachusetts, Connecticut
and New Jersey, have required
struction in the Metric System to^be
given in all primary schools. The
• last State named made an appropria
tion to provide for supplying the
schools with apparatus for the visi
ble illustration of the System.
Educational organizations, local
and general, in various parts of the
United States, ha ye adopted resolu
tions recommending the speedy in
troduction of the System into gen
eral use. One of the most promi
nent Colleges, Amherst College,
Massachusetts, employs the Metric
denominations only, in the state
ments of quantity, in every part of
her course of instruction. Missis
sippi College gives special, lectures
on the System, illustrated by the ac
tual exhibition and use of the various
weights and measures.
S .
measures in
Many of the scientific associations
of this country, as for instance the
American Association for the Ad
vancement of Science, and organiza
tions of the scientific professions,
have declared themselves by resolu
tion in favor of the adoption of the
Metric System, either in the service
of the government or for general
use, and liaye memorialized Con
gress to this effect.
Kleetrical science, whose applica
tions are now marvellously develop
ing, has its units, the ohm, volt, etc.,
founded on the metric measures. At
an international convention which
met in Paris, April, 1884, where
there decantes deputed
by the British (Mverement, and
where the United States, Russia,
Persia, China and Japan were also
among the nations represented, it
was agreed, after ample discussion,
that the legal ohm is the resistance
of a column of mercury one square
millimeter in cross-section, and 100
centimeters in length at the temper
ature of melting ice. This and other
units connected with the centimetre,
the gram and second were endorsed.
The American Electrical Conference
subsequently favored their adoption,
and considered it of national import
ance that Congress should fix stand
ards of electrical measures.
While many other instances of the
progress of the Metric System might
be given, suffice it lor the present to
say that societies have been organ
ized expressly to promote the move
ment, such as the American Metro
logical Society, and the American
Metric Bureau ; the last named hav
ing been engaged for several years
in a very active and very effective
agitation of the subject, by the wide
circulation of documents, and by
scattering over the country the met
ric weights and measures themselves,
w hich the society furnishes at nomi
nal prices.
In another article, which may
close this series, it is designed to
discuss the question,
"what's the use?"
or, iu other words, to enumerate
sotnu of the advantages of the Metric
System over all other systems of
weights and measures.
X. Y. Z.
Prohibition Meeting and Picnic at Si
loam, Day County, Miss.
On Friday, the 14th, an enthusi
astic Prohibition meeting was held
at Siloam, Miss., and quite a large
crowd was present. Rev. J. 11.
Gambrell and Mr. W. B. Walker ad
dressed the meeting before dinner,
and Prof. Cooper, from Cooper In
stitute, in the evening. As very
many peojde in the country are not
posted on the subject of Prohibition
(except from the standpoint of liquor
men), this meeting resulted in much
good. The subject was presented
fairly and squarely in all its phases.
In the evening a Prohibition club
was organized, of 37 members, and
the following resolutions were enthu
siastically and unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That we, the people of
Siloam and surrounding country do
most heartily endorse the Prohibi
tion movement in Mississippi ; and
we hereby declare that we will leave
no honest means untried by which
we may secure the blessings of Pro
hibition in Clay county and in our
Resolved, That we endorse the
principles enunciated by the State
Prohibition Convention in July last.
Resolved, That Chas. S. Joiner be
requested to hand a copy of these
resolutions to the Clay County Lead
er and the West Point New Era for
"Six Months out ot Hell."
The editor of the Las Vegas Optic
has just received 81,000 from T. W.
Lynchy, a wealthy cattle man, in
payment ot a bet that the editor
could not or would not keep sober
six months continuously,
itor won, received the $ 1 , 000 , and
thus discoursed respecting his late
convivial companions :
The room in which we write may
be solitary now. It used not to be so
in our drinking days. Then it was
convivirl enough. Bummer was
never very many hours away from
Sucker spent the evenings
when lie knew we were 'at home,'
and swore eternal friendship. Leech
protested that our wit, like our wine,
was such as to 'drive dull care away.'
Sponge called us 'old boy' in such a
manner when he asked us to drink
and left us to pay for it—and now
where are they 'i As we have heard
the pianofort in Las Vegas ask, "0,
where are the friends of ray youth ?"
Hath Damon forsaken us ? Hath
Pythias proved false? Or
less attractive than we were,; Read
er'who has'been there,' you say.
None other can know.—Holton, N.
M., Signal. I
The ed
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are we
. . . — ---
Geo. Lem mi, Esq., called and pre
sided over v the "firewater" conven
tion. Perhaps, after all, it was ouly
a Lemon-aid.
movement goes on in Jackson.
The Prohibition
f! v
Jackson, Miss., Aug. 5, '85, ,
At a called meeting held by the
citizens and liquor dealers of Jack
son, Miss., the following officers,
were unanimously elected: Geo.
Lemon, Pres't. A. H. Muller, Sec'y*.;
Lawrence Fragiaeomo, Treas. The
meeting was called.to order by the
president, and upon motion the
following resolutions were adopt
ed : • V V.
Resolved, 1., That this Association
shall be known as the Union Pro*
teettive Liquor Dealers Aasociation
of the State of Miss.
2d. Whereas a number ©f people
are without knowledge of the injury
that may incur towards the people
of the State of Miss., by the Prohi
bition of the sale of liquor.
3d. That in the event of the pro
hibition it would be detrimental to
the merchants, farmers, mechanics,
and the community at large.
4 th. Tint as free and independent 1
people we reserve our right to deal
in liquors if in compliance with
5th That onr legislators shall be
instructed to oppose the passage of
any law that will prohibit the sale of
liquor in this State.
Gth. That the liquor dealers ot this
State shall unite for the purpose of
being protected by the Union Pro
tective Liquor Dealers Association
of the State of Mississippi.
7th. That a Liquor Dealers State
Convention shall be held in Jackson,
on Aug. 17th, 1885, and that eaeli
town of the number or less shall be
entitled to one representative,
Towns of more than three liquor
dealers shall be entitled to one rep
resentative for each three liquor
8 th. That the Secretary of this as
sociation shall enclose a eopy of the
proceedings of this meeting to all the
liquor dealers ol this State.
bill. That all liquor dealers are
earnestly requested to meet in their
respective towns anil select repre
sentatives with such interest of the
liquor dealers of Miss., and to noti
fy the Secretary of this assignation
of the name of their representa
tives." *
Office of the Union Protective
Liquor Dealers Association of the
State of Miss., Jackson, Aug. 5.
Dear Sir : At a meeting held by
the citizens and Liquor Dealers of
Jackson, for the purpose ot organ
izing a Union Protective Liqoor
Dealers Association for the State,
the enclosed resolutions were unan
imously adopted, to which we hereby
frankly and dilligently request your
eo operation, and ttiat you care
fully read said resolutions and ex
to this Association your
helping hand iu order to con
quer the enemy towards this
Association as Liquor Dealers.
As our past experience gives us
knowledge that all, or a majority, of
those who desire to revolutionize
tiie feelings of the people of this
State against liquor dealers are, as
a rule, fanatics on the question as
anti-liquor men regardless of any in
jury that may oc^ur to one or all of
the people ot this State by the Pro
hibition ot the sale of liquors.
They will attempt to strike a blow
at the Liquor Dealers of this State
and the object and duties of this As
sociation will be to give them three
in return. We desire for you pro
tection, as well as ours, to have a
representative from your town to rep
resent your interest at a general
meeting that will be held here, in the
city of Jackson, on Monday, 17th
day of Aug., 1885, for the purpose
of fully determining what may be
necessary to take in order to main
tain our rights. Herein you will
find a notice for the purpose of no
tifying the Secretary "f this Associ
ation to be signed by a majority of
the Liquor Dealers of your town,
notifying said Secretary ot the name
of your representatives, to be here
on Aug. 17th.
GEO. LEMOM, Pres't.
A. II. Muller, Sec'y.
On the 24th ot last month there
occurred in Coldwater, Comanche
county, Kan., as described by a local
paper, "one of the most disgraceful
affairs that has happened in South
west Kansas." A man named MUL
Adams kept an ice-cream parlor and
also sold liquors and harbored disor
derly characters. A comptai
brought against him by Ret
llayes, a Methodist clergyman, and
Adams ^ was arrested. The next
night, the account continues, "ft
mob of eight or teh men, with feces
blacked, proceeded to the residence
of Rev. Hayes, when one of them
went to the door and asked him In
come out, saying that he wanted a
marriage ceremony performed. As
soon as he was outside of the door
he was met with a shower of rotten
knocked down and otherwise
v. Mr.
abused. Ätt «#, cevfirig to theJoor
by thin time, wan not ojmï&i, but nui
the tamo fate. The npoJ»',ihen went
into the house, damaging, furniture
and scattering the spoHed eggs pro
miscuously through -the rooms and
on the walls
ing of citiaens was
were taken to apprekqud the scoun
drels. . * . -
nation meet
,, and steps
Çhi ' alft i ^
An injunction suit ajfljinst a liquor
store in Creston, la., waiNlectded in
favor of the complainants, on ; the
2vth ult, thehquor wag Ordered
gpjHed. and 100 kegs of beer were
accordingly destroyed The saloon
keepers swore' revenge and five of
t ^ em started out to "make things
They assaulted and
injured the lending prosecuting wit
«ess, Dj-. Graves, abused another
toituesa with vile language, and went
^ the house of Mr. Spurrier, the
Prosecuting Attorney,'to mob him,
but fortunately found him absent
from home. Securing a .rope, they
1 then proceeded to find Henry Bauer,
another prosecuting witness ; but he,
too, was away, and they satisfied
themselves by blackguarding ard
threatening his wife,—Voice.
Native-Born Monkejra.
Almut a week ago several New York
city journals contained accounts of the
birth of a monkey in that city, and
proclaimed it as the first pure-blooded
monkey ever born iu this country. Full
descriptions were given of this latest
addition to the.popu^atiou of the United
States, the fortunate owuer was inter
viewed at length upou the subject, and
iu order to do proper justice to the dis
tinguished arrival he was named Koose
, velt, because it happened to be born
ppou what was otice the estate belong
ing to the old Kuickrbocker family of
|hut name. It may appear cruel to
fob the greut metropolis of its assumed
C ride and glory in being the original
ume of a new American product, but
truth and history demand the exposure
of the unjust claim and giving the
credit where it properly belongs. Cal
ifornia is so unconscious of its great
ness that a matter which startles eastr
eru people is allowed to pass by here
unobserved, and so the addition to San
Francisco's monkey poi
occurred at Woodward
May 11 has heretofore p:
j The arrival is the offspring of two
Java monkeys of the y pi knows as
"crested," so called from the peculiar
shape of the hair growth on the head.
The parents are each about 7 years old.
and the father of the baby moDkey is
blind. After its birth it was removed
with the mother into a large glass case
in order to protect k from the cold. It
is a very curious aud funny-looking af
fair at preseut , its body being exceed
gly small, while its head, arms, and
tail are extremely long, the latter be
ing over a foot It is partially covered
with a thin growth of black hair, with
the exception of the face, feet, and
i lower portion of the body, the skin of
, which is very white. Its eyes are pro
portionately large and black. The ears
are also large, but exceedingly pretty,
•the thin formation of cartilage looking
very much as if made of delicately
tinted pearl. A curious feature is that
tiie hair on its head parts naturally and
squarely in the middle, which will
doubtless prove a source of satisfaction
to the theory of evolution, if not to a
large number of society swells,
face is very much like that of a weaz
ened dried-up old person, ami with its
iittle bunches of hair ou th^side of its
Jaw it looks for all the world like ft pic
ture of the l'at Rooney type of stage
It is never ont of its
mlatiou which
1's gardeus on
isseu unnoticed.
toother s arms, and hangs on to her
thighs with its bands and feet, whether
•be be sitting idly oq her haunches, or
trotting around the eage. Tiie manner
of the mother is extremely tender and
caressing, and as the helpless infant
iuchaaway at the fount of life she
gently pats it on the head and lulls it
to sleep with all the unending wealth
of a mother'* kisses. The only food
given the tooth«» at present is irait
hod vegetables, whieh are said to pro
duce a richness and abundance of
toilk, the diet of the baby being purely
lacteal. .
In conversation with Benjamin Hoop,
the veteran who bns had charge of the
tueuagerie for about eighteen years, he
Staled that he did not anticipate any
trouble in raising the baby so long as it
could be kept moderately free from ex
citement while iu its infancy. It would
keep suckling for a period of seven or
eight months before the mother would
Wean it. She will coutiuue to bold it
in her arms until it is almost weaned,
and for a time afterward would keep it
in tow by always keeping hold of its
laiL When told ofthh claim that had
been made for the one born in New
York he said it was sheer nonsense,
lie knew of a number that had been
born hi tbe city within his experience,
bud two of them had been raised. Our
ß Ul climate presented advantages in
Is respect which were not found in
tbe oast. One reason why there were
not more monkeys born in large men
ageries was that monkeys of different
sjmeies can not bfteed, aftd i it is rarely
that a male and female of the same
species are found in these collections.
When, told that the eastern baby was
Valued at *500, Mr. Hoop stated it to
fte an exorbitant price. As an attrae
VioB, he considered the ond at the gar
dans worth about $200; its actual valu*,
about $5.
In further proof that such oceur
fcnees are not new in this country, Mr,
Marshall, another old attache of the
fhusemn, stated that he knew of one
at Abe Warner'* old place at North
Si. — San Fra ncisco Chronicl e ,
Local Option by counties !
was born about si* of ewen
The Accumulation of Wealth.
In the course ef aà address in New
Orloans on Prisons ami Asylums,
the Rev. Dr. Hugh Miller Thomp
son, uttered these words of truth,
and we may add, of truth and warm
Thw Duke of Wellington said
theré was nothing more terrible than
a great victory, except a greafr de
feat. The path of civilization is
strewn with the wounded and dead.
Every success of a man is at the ex
K of a victim. Civilisation is
op • theory of life* Busi
is conducted on that principle. It
is on this theory that Wail street
and Carondelet street exist; that
must people are doingtheir business.
It is get all you can honestly; grab
all your handp can lay hold oil
Your neighbor has grabbed in his
turn and got all he could. The man
that grabs the most is the most honor*
ble mao. '*
This is not altogether to he con
demned. It opens up advancement
for men in the world.
It is a very rough sort of a plan,
and nowhere does it come out in all
its harshness as in this country.
We have no hereditary wealth every
man's wealth can be counted in terms
of so many scalps which he has
taken in the strife. When one goes
to the highest rank of rich men, say
like old V anderbilt, he has a
a man
hundred million scalps. When you
go to a roan like that and ask for
money on the Christian idea that he
holds it in trust from God, he laughs
at you and you can't get into nis
head that wealth is a responsibility
or that a man in the United States
should not do with his money just as
he chooses the consequence is that
the possession ot wealth
try is demorizing, not only to the
men who own it, but to everybody.
Why the man who steals 1500
should be sent to the ' penitentiary,
and he who steals $100,000 to Con
gress, the victim can't understand.
Ur why the man who steals enough
to suuport his family for weeks is
branded as a felon, and the man who
has stolen enough to build a house on
Fifth Avenue is held in great honor,
and ail the militiary companies turn
out at his funeral. The unfortunate
gMobiftr *9 taken up, and bis "pu
pation considerered disgraceful.. If
he buys or sells cotton or pork on a
future market, he is a legitimate
merchant, and modern philosophy
condemned all efforts to reform
criminals. They are morally dis
eased, and have fallen out of the
ranks—let them go. The fittest will
in this coun
Among the recent noted legal
events in cultured Boston was a di
vorce suit instituted by Mrs. Sullivan,
wife of the distinguished pugiliet and
saloon keeper. One of Mrs. Sulli
van's charges against her husband
that he got drunk. This the
S eat pugilist denied with emnfeasis.
e admitted that he had always
been in the habit of dripktng, but
declared that he was never drunk in
his life. He is reported as saying :
I have been lull, but i could al
ways get home without assistance.
I have been intoxicated, but I never
was drunk. I don't drink to excess,
but in this business a man must
drinki so many people ask him. I
was under the influence of drink,
but not drunk." That the court
impressed with Mr. Sullivan's
fine distinction between being "full"
and being "drunk" may be inferred
from the sequel that Mrs. Sullivan
was dented f he divorce she sought.
Wendell PhiHips used sometimes to
say, by way of illustrating the super
iority and pre-eminence of New Eng
land, and especially of Boston, that
a Yankee had more brains in his
hand than other men in their heads.
That Boston's pugilist has. a power
ful hand few will be rash enough to
deny. It will be a matter of no lit
tle moment to other people, and es->
pecially to the wives of drunken hus
bands, whether or not Mr. Sullivan's
standard of sobriety is destined
henceforth to become general ;
whether men who are "full," but
who can manage "to get home^ with
out assistance," are to be considered
as not being "drunk," and ps legally
innocent of offence. In less cultiva
ted communities this new Boston
precedent will be quite likely to be
deemed deplorable, and to be de
nounced as such,—National Re
We see the statement made re
peatedly that "prohibition «hier not
prohibit." That iu Ihwft and else
where, where the prohibitory law
prevails, there is more liquor sold
than before and there are more sa
loons than fbrmely. This statement
of it,
for it is a certain fact that if jt were
true, tho liquor men would not so
combine against the prohibition
movement. It is a tie to catch the
uninformed. How newspaper editors
who must know better, come to aid
in perpetuating such a lie, we can
not conceive, unless, it be for
money.—Ulay Co. Leader.
carries the lie on the

Healthy Pro — Ihr Gr owing Oirla.
I know I shall astonish a good many
people whoa T say that I think that
venerable and--fc Ighly- reepcc tc<l article
of female dress, the chemise, may ad
vantageously he wholly dispensed with.
Every one is supposed to have a chemise
"to her back/' but that this supposition
is not wholly trpe was proved to mo
some time agp. When at the seaside
last autnmn twè girls, mutual friends
of miae, and whom I introduced to
each other, wont one warm day with
me to bathe. One said to the other: '
am afraid yon will be awfully shocked
when you see be undross." "Shocked!
Why ?" '.^oll, I hardly like to tell
you; but.tpe fact to, that I have so lit
tle on." "I don'twlhar',much
the other. •'All I have is combina
tions, stays, and (me petticoat under
my dress," Curiously enough, both
these girls were dressed in precisely the
same wav. in woolen combinations,
stays (well shaped and not tight), one
petticoat, and a dress which from its
elegance gave no suspiciou of the slate
of affairs underneath. As I had an op
portunity of observing, these young
ladies were dressed in perfectly sanitary
style, although none but myself had
any idea of the fact; and, in spite of it,
they passed for two of the best-dressed
girls at the fashionable watering-place
whero we were staying. I have since
had several opportunities of observa
tion, and 1 find that quite a number of
the best-dressed women of my acquain
tance have renounced the use of the
chemine in favor of woven combina
tions. The majority, however, 1 be
lieve, are not induced to do so by sani
tary considerations, but simply because
the chemise is a bulky article and
makes them look stouter than is natural
to them; whereas the combinations,
being made in a stretchy material, lit
somewhat closely and show the sym
metry of the figure. This is, to mv
mind, a very good reason why the
chemise should be given up, but. from
a health point of view, we can lind a
•till better one. Chemises are gener
ally made of linen or cotton, both of
which materials, as I have already said,
are unsuitable for clothing, because
they are good conductors of heat, bad
absorbers of moisture, and bad ventila
The veteran fisherman, Seth Green,
writes the following, which will be in
teresting to fishermen at this time: "I
have sifted down the hundreds of tlies,"
saul Mr. Green, "until I have but four
kinds left- They are the killers. Mv
upper fly is a red body, white wing anil
white backie, with a gold tinsel stripe,
My second is a fly called Grizzly King,
It has a green be^,v auj .mottled wmg ^ 1
ot & mallard or red-^.eau It lir called
by fly-makers the under*wind* This fly
has a red ibis tail. My third fly is
called the Governor Alvord, in honor of
the ex-Governor of this State. The
wing is made of two colored feathers,
cinnamon and drab. Thu body is
made of peacock hackle and red ibis
tail. The other fly is called the Seth
Green, the body of which is green with
a yellow stripe, the hackle being red.
The body of the flies should not be
covered with hackle, the latter being
best on the head of the fly. The body
of the flies should be one-fourth of an
inch in diameter iu the largest place.
"When trolling with flies for bass the
boat should be rowed oue-third slower
than for auy other kind of fish. The
flics should be allowed to sink within
three or four feet of the bottom, and
when you have a strike take plenty of
time to reel him in. as there are ten fish
lost by reeling them too fast where one
is lost by slow reeling. When casting
for black bass into a river with a cur
rest, cast abreast the current aud let
the flies swing round with the current
without drawing them in only just
enough to kotq» the line taut and, hav
ing swung around, recover your line
slowly and east again. Great care
should be taken to have the tackle as
fine as possible, it is better to lose
some fish than to have coarse tackle.
A tish must be thoaoughly deceived to
be caught It is net luck that tills your
basket; it is plain common seuse. When
fishing from a boat the bait should be
thrown so far from you thut there is
not ft possibility of the tish seeing you,
while the tackle should be so tine that
they will not see auything but the bait.
Follow these precautions," adds Mr.
Green, "and you will till your basket,
and luck will not have anything to do
with it."
Fly Fishing.
Ideal Farm Scenes.
Illustrated advertisements of reaping
machines give us gorgeous pictures of
rural life. A span of thoroughbreds,
wearing richly plated carriage harness,
step jauntily aloDg through the goldeu
grain pulling a reaper, which runs so
easily that the traees are scarcely
straightened. The lines are held by a
handsome young man, neatly dressed,
beard and hair carefully arranged,
loose necktie about a turn-over collar,
and wearing a broad-brimmed straw
hat with a band of ribbon encircling it,
the ends of which flutter gracefully in
the pleasant breeze. An attractive
farm residence, surrounded by trees and
shrubbery, vmea clambering about the
window, and specimens of tbe red, red
rose a* big as a soup-plate scattered
promiscuously about, are seen near by,
and to one side spacious barns, pas
tures in which blooded horses, cattle,
and sheep cavort about, and other ac
cessories combine to form a scene. of
rare loveliMss and beauty. Very tine
all this, but did anybody ever see any
thing of that sort in actual life?—
Omaha herald. _
There are men and women who make
m great a mockery oi the marriage re
lations a* the Mormons do, and who
•re protected in it by the law, though
they are perjurers and debauchees.—
V/uoaff o herald, i ,
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The most decisive battle in its results
of antiquity was Marathon, 490, B. C.
U saved Europe from beiug Oriental
India Dancing Girls.
In a recently-published work by Mrs.
Leon Owens occurs the following with
regard to the famous dancing girls of
After a few moments, Saidah Bebeo
came up to greet the Lady Kesineh.
•She salaamed most deferentially to ns,
and took her place on the floor. At my
Bpecial request we were showu into the
exercising room, and almost over the
entire establishment. There were over
100 girls of all ages and shades of com
plexion, from dark brown to pale, deli
cate olive, going through their exer
cises, at the time. The hall was eom
K sed of bamboo trellis work, and waa
*pac>m& »»*1 oijy enorrgü From
the roof hung all sorts of gymnastic
apparatus, rude but curious—rope* to
which the girls clung as they whirled
around on tiptoe; wheels on which they
were made to t^alk in ôfdér to learn a
peculiar circular dance, called
ranee'' (from "ohak," a wheel); slip
knots into which they fastened one arm
and one leg, thus holding it motionless
while they exercise the other;' cups, re
volving balls, which they sprang up to
catch; and heaps of fragile cords, with
which they spin round and round, and
if any one of these snap under too
great a pressure they are punished,
though never very severely.
Altogether, it was a strange sight.
Most of the giris from 10 to 14 had
nothing on but a short, tight pair of
drawers; the older ones had tight,
short-sleeved bodices in addition to the
drawers, and those under iU were
naked. They were all good-looking; a
few here and there were beautiful. The
delicate and refined outline of their
features, the soft tint of their rich com
lexions, the dreamy expression of their
arge, dark, quiet eyes, added to great
symmetry of form, made them strange
ly fasciuatiug.
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Hawthorne's Modesty.
1 once saw Hawthorne under circum
stances which had a touch of the ludi
crous. It was at a commencement din
ner given under a tent on the "campus"
of Bowdoiu college, of which institu
tion, it will be remembered, lie was a
graduate in 1825. Longfellow being bis
classmate, Hawthore had secured the
high place which he ever after held iu
the republic of letters, aud it was
deemed a great thing that his presence
h a, i been secured to grace the festive
occasion, \\ hen the time came for the
speeches, everybody rejoiced at the
prospect of hearing Hawthorne - Bow
(loin was justly proud of her gifted
sou. aud to see him. aud especially to
listen to him, was an event not soon to
be forgotten. It fitting terms the pres
^ 1 blent, J^mnard ^Voods, >Jr.. if.my mem- ^
ob serve* me .#h:l* .mriounccd the
next speaker, our distinguished son
aod most welcome guest, and, as lie
proceeded in his laudatory terms, nat
urally all eyes were turned away for
the moment from the guest to the speak
in? host.
Finishing his remarks, the president
called for a speech from Nathaniel
Hawthorne. Everybody looked to the
spot where just now "the distinguished
son aud welcome guest" had beeu sit
tiDg. But lie was not there,
the president had been lavishly pouring
out his praises aud extolling the won
derful gifts of this eminent progeny of
alma matter he had quietly lifted the
canvas of the tent, crept out. aud
"gone to parts unknown. My recol
lection is that there was a good laugh
over the matter, aud everybody said it
was just like Hawthorne, who dreaded
making an after-dinner speech more
eveu than he did the critics. His con
stitutional shyness never forsook him,
long as he lived. — Providence Journal.
Gen. Custer's Pet.
At one time Gen. Custer tarueil atiuy
enupty inkstatul on his desk,
very fond of him, and rau over his
head aud shoulders and eveu through
his hair. I had, fortunately, only to
keep away from the desk when tiie lit
tle creature was free, for it was con
tented to consider that his domain. The
general, thinking at last that it was
cruel to detain tue little thing indoors,
when it belonged by nature to the
fields, took it out and left it on the
plain. The kindness was of no earthly
use; like the oft-quoted prisoner of the
Baslile, it was back again at the steps
iu no time and preferred captivity to
freedom.— Mrs. master's •licnunisceuccs.
and kept it iu a large,
It grew
The great Scott law of Ohio was
supposed to return 82,000,000 into
the coffers of the State and munic
ipalities and is heralded as lifting a
great burden, Ac., oft' the shoulders
of tax-payers. According to Ex
Governor 0. Foster, liquors cost
the State of Ohio the of 870,
000,000 per year. In other words,
we are short $08,000,000. In the
words ot the Immortal J. N., the
pressure" seems to be on the peo
ple. No wonder the saloon element
satisfied.—True Citizen.
It is made to appear that the
United States marines were not very
well armed at Panama, but so long
as they did their work well, perhaps
it is hardly worth quarreling about.
The point to be enforced is that
prompt measure should be taken to
prevent the possibility of sending
away a body of half-armed men next
time.—Lanches (N. Y.) Union.
The liquor dealers of Rome, Ga.,
says the Savannah News, are pre
paring to "boycott" a large number
of men who continually drink to
excess, thus injuring themselves and
not benefitting the saloons. When
the list is fully made out, and every
saloon keeper will forfeit $50 if
he ever sells to a man on the list.

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