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of so J. H. GAMBRELL, ) R. D.GAMBRELL, | Editors. Editorial Corkehpondent, THOS. DABNEY MARSHALL. OFFICIAL ORGAN —OF THE— PROHIttlTlOS UNION OF MISSISSIPPI. CLINTON. MISS. S>pk tuber 5, 18S5 Stttuiday Circular Letter, CoiXMBrS, Miss., AO(f. 8th. Tu the Woman's Christian Temperance Union ol Mississippi : Dear Sisters Our State Conven tion meets in Meridian, Mission the ltlth and 17th of September. It is earnestly requested that your Union send delegates, also reports ot your work iu your various departments. Tbe names of your delegates to the convention must be forwarded to Mrs. R. L. Ross, Me rid at once ian, Miss., that suitable homes may be provided. A full attendance and full reports of the work is asked, that our con vention may be of interest and profit to us all. Address for further information, Yours, for God and home and native land. Mrs. F. M. Erwin. Pres. Miss, W. C. T. IT, Mrs. Wm. M. Snkll, Miss. Cor. Sec. W.C.T. U. BRIEFS. Nasby, of the Toledo Blade, has decided to quit pulverizing the liquor traffic and try to elect a Re publican U. S. Senator. Capt. S. 11. Buck, the new Direc tor-General of the Exposition, has made his born! for 8200,000—his bondsmen qualifying for 8400,000. P. F. Mellon, after a two weeks' spree, plunged from a bridge over the Schuykill river, 110 feet high. His head struck a rock and the wa ter was reddened with his blood. Prof. Wood ville Latham, of West Virginia, has been elected Professor of Chemistry ot the University, to take the place of Dr. Jones, Presi dent of the Mate Female College, Columbus. Tbe present indications are that the W. C. T. U. State Convention will be largely attended and highly successful. One thing certain, the ladies ot the Union deserve the great est success and reasoning from his tory they will succeed. Ella Wheeler Wilcox sadly in quires in pathetic verse, "Ah, what shall make me laugh again?" don't you take the Utica Comet and pay tor it in advance. This to have the desired effect on you—tbe second for Bro. Martin's benefit. Why Jno. F. Martin, a graduate of Mis- sissippi College last session, has been elected to the chair of Natural Sciences in Waco (Tex.) University. He left Clinton for Texas last Tues- day morning. He has the best wishes of many friends, of whom we count ourselt one. - «»M« - A letter from our old friend, F. D. Baars, says he will teach next year in the Sylvarena High School. We certain that Fred, will succeed. He has friends all over the State and adds strength to the school. We bespeak a warm place in the hearts of the people where he is going. They will find him sound at every point. are The Panama Canal is having some of the same financial troubles that harassed the managers of the Suez Canal. The French, who own most ot the stock, are not satisfied with the way the work is progressing, and are not disposed to payout money to scheme which will bene carry on a lit nearly every other nation more than them. Walter L. Birdsong, a former school-mate of ours, and for several connected with the State press, years died at Hazlehurst Saturday last. As a musician aud writer, he was of the most brilliant young men one in the State, and his untimely death casts a gloom over the hearts of many friends. His widow will not lack sympathy, for "are there not many who mourn?" The lion. Jno. M. Pearson, of Godfrey, 111., has gained some noto riety by being knocked down by a drink of cold water. He took it from the nozzle of a Babcock fire ex t'nguisher. Nothing would have been heard of it, outside of the police courts, if it had been whisky, but tbe fact that an Illinois legisla tor should be caught drinking water was remarkable. The Hon. Joshua Nye, of Augus ta, Me., so widely known for his de votion to the cause of temperance, has assumed the business manage ment of Law and Order, Boston, the official organ of the National Law and Order League.—Voice. As will be readily surmised, the Hon. Joshua is probably a brother of William, the genial Boomerang man. We are glad to see him come out strong for Prohibition ; the more so as we judge from William's writ ings lie is not. --*•• — - AN Hinds county!—spare us—don't mention our defeat. Heretofore tlinds has had enough candidates to fill every office, State or Federal, with a lnrge reserve lorce—enough to go round twice. This year Hinds only had four candidates, but what did her modesty avail. The next time let Hinds claim the whole tick et and maybe we can get through somewhere. Why class us with the Mighty East? We have the capi tal, give us the offices and Hinds will be responsible for the officers. The way things are going now, we can't be responsible for results. in to The manufacture and sale of poison regulated by the laws of all civilized countries, that they cannot be procured for murderous purposes without much trouble and risk. Dy namite ought to be subjected to regu lations equally stringent, whereas now there is not much more diffi culty in procuring it than in procur ing brown sugar.—New York Times, Rep. are so Would it not be better to add an other clause, to the law and forbid all intoxicating liquors ? If articles are to be prohibited according to the damage done by them, certainly in toxicating beverages should come before dynamite. to in It there shall be any organized effort to poll the Prohibition vote this year, it will be likely to double or treble tbe large vote of last year, and it is among the possibilities of the contest that it may hold the bal ance of power between the two great parties.—Philadelphia Times, Ind. The Times shows that it has wit and foresight enough to form some estimate of the strength of the Pro hibitionists, and is not compelled to suppress its opinion for fear of "in juring the party." Next year the Prohibitionists may have the "bal ance of power," but the time will come when they will have the power, whether in old party organizations, or, as is most probable, as a separate and distinct national party. The Southern Baptist, in a very dignified manner, protests against the unfair and contemptible manner in which it has been assailed by the Mercury. Heretofore we have al ways thought that such utterances proceeded from the biliousness o Col. A. G. Horn—indeed, if we mis take not, Jere Horn and Col. Shan non went before the people of Me ridian and disclaimed any responsi bility for such articles— Lut it now appears that the mantle of the old man has fallen prematurely on Jere. This is a sad state of affairs. What can be expected from a paper that carries its opposition to reform so far as to deny simple justice to indi viduals ? So virulent a paper should hardly be tolerated. we D. We We Prohibitionists should be very popular with both parties. Halsted, the leading Republican editor of Ohio, says: What Prohibitionists aim at is to give the whole govern ment into the hands of the Demo cratic party. This should make us very popular with the Democrats. Senator Coke, of Texas, says it is aimed at and intended to be a help to the Republican party, and that should make us very solid with the Republicans. There is certainly a mistake somewhere. The truth of the matter in that the Prohibition ists oppose parties in proportion as they favor whisky, and those mem bers of the Democratic and Republi can parties who "stand in" with the saloon are the ones who say most about our favoriug the other party. and to The Russian censor has defined the meaning of history in Russia. An author in describing the tent of of the Grand Dukes, stated that among its ornaments was trait of a certain actress." one the por The cen nltered the phrase to "a large of the theater of war." The U sor map novelist objected that his description historical," whereupon the replied that "in Russia noth ing is historical except what appears in the official journal."—Ex. was censor of a it ex the The Ohio Republicans must have been taking lessons from Russia. Nothing is news in Ohio except Hal sted, Bushnetl & Co., have passed upon it, and even then some items are news to those concerned after the supervision of that Repub lican firm. The Delaware (Ohio) Signal now and then transgresses the law, but that is the rule. of and each half the and for of for TBE 1REEPRES1BLE CONFLICT. It is said by leading Republicans that the Prohibition party of Ohio has a larger and better speaking force free, than the Republicans can command by an expenditure of fifty thousand dollars. The result of this AN EDITORIAL RE VIE W OE THE HAPPEN INOS IN THIRD PARTY AND OTHER STATES —OVRLOOK ENCOUR AGING IN THE TWO PIV OTAL STATES OT NE IF YORK AND OHIO.-OPINIONS or PROMINENT MEN. speaking is apparent in the fact that while one whole county only gave St. John forty-four votes last fall, over two hundred in one town in the same county, belong to the Third Party Prohibition club, t begins to look like something in the Buckeye Statt», when such changes are taking place. Add to this the fact that this is not an isolated case—that the precinct, county or town has yet to be heard from, in which new converts are to be found —and you have a case that is suffi cient to give the red-hot grogshop politicians a chill, and make the knees of the average Republican eclipse the pioneer feats of Belshazzar. Hon. Jno. B. Finch, chairman of the National Executive Committee of tbe Prohibition party, says that New York Prohibitionists have plenty oi good material for Governor aud all other offices that the one or two available men are only one or two from out of a score or two who would honor the position. When asked how many votes he thought the Prohibitionists would poll, he said, "Fifty ttiousand." He thinks many will come over, it being an "off year," and all the 20,000 of last year's votes will stand fast. All they need, he thinks, is better and more perfect organization, and a larger campaign fund to push the work vigorously. In that State, as in Ohio, the Volunteer Lecture Bu reau has proven a success, and for good speakers the Empire State will hardly fall behind the Buckeye State. The Voice publishes a long list of county conventions, and the goof, work goes bravely on. In Pennsylvania the State conven tion was one of the largest held for several years, the attendance being about six or seven times that of the Democratic convention, and • the meeting was characterized by the earnestness, enthusiasm and confi dence of the delegates. They nomi nated a man for each office to be voted for at the coming election. They are confident of a large increase over last year's vote. In Texas there are but two parties practically—the Democratic ant the Prohibition. There is no more a Republican party there than in Mississippi. A special to the Evening Post (Vicksburg) states that the Knights of Labor will join the Prohibition party, and expresses the opinion that the new party may control mat ters in Texas. They are agitating Third party issue in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The statement has been going the rounds of the press that it was the Republicans who gave Judge Fox hie 40,000 votes in Kentucky. We give a letter to the Voice bearing on the subject : "THE VOTB IN KENTUCKY. "It is said by some that Republi cans voted for Fox lor State Treaa in K of bal wit to "in the will very the al o mis Me now old that so indi very of us is help that the a of as mem the most urer ot Kentucky. Trimble county cast 33 votes for St. John and 99 for Fox. I know nearly all who voted for each, and only three Republicans that voted for either of the two. The Prohibition party is made up mainly of Democrats, on an average having twenty-five Democrats to one Republican, and they are all third party men. The larger part of the forty or fifty thousand votes cast for Judge Fox for State Treasurer are for a Prohibition party. No party had an abler or better man to their banner than Judge Fox. ever carry _ I was one out of 300 delegates that nominated him, and in his speech accepting the nomination he said he had always been a Democrat, but he trained no more with that crowd. Kentucky and all the South would feel honored to have Judge Fox bear the Prohibition banner in 1888 for President, and I for one now nomi nate Judge Fontaine T. Fox as Pro hibition candidate tor President in 1888. If we can win under any banner, we can under his. He is young, able, eloquent, and brave as Martin Luther in defense of truth and right. With the South ripe for reform and Prohibition, Judge Fox would carry that section with a boom. Fox for President and St. John for Vice-President in 1888 is Frank Lee. of that por cen large The the have Hal some the my ticket. "Freedom's Home, Ky. 19 President Webb thinks the out look for Mississippi College better than ever. He expects 250 students next session. Prof. Geo. Wharton will be a member of the Faculty. Gov. Houdly, of Ohio, Democratic I candidate for re-election, was inter viewed in New ïork Thursday, Among other things, speaking of the the colored question in his State, he is reported as saying: "In two-thirds of the public schools in Ohio colored and white children are seated beside each other iu the proportion of about half and half. Foraker, my oppo nent, advocates separate schools for the whites and blacks, and the col ored people will not forgive him for do that I sent a message to the Leg islature advocating the continuance and extension of the present system." —N. 0. Times-Deraocrat. | Tbe above statements afford food for thought and reflection on the part of Democrats in the South who ive been "hurrahing for Hoadly." j We did not think the colored pop lation of Ohio was so large as to fur* I nish a sufficient number of pupils to put them in two-thirds of the public schools of that State in proportion of about half and half with the white children. Be that as it may, Mr. loadly, the Democratic candidate for Governor, evidently favors the mixed school system, and Mr. Fora ker, his Republican opponent, favors separate schools for the white and | the blacks.—Vicksburg Post. We have never exerted our lungs much in hurrahing for Hoadly. We only clip to make note, of what we have before said; that really the Democratic patty differs but little from the Republican party. No ut terance of the Republican speakers smacks more of rank "socialistic equalityism" than Hoadly's stand the school question. Whether îe makes capital of his position we do not know. One thing we do OH 19 POLITICS. of or or he an last All and a the as Bu for will of goof, for the the the be ant more in Post mat party the the Fox We on u C I on know, his utterance would not be 1 endorsed by one-fifth ot the intelli gent colored voters of Mississippi. K 1 ... u. will not be sorry to see it done. His language and methods are those of a grog-shop demagogue, and he de serves defeat. | Ta» na AAnaider • we are alwavs ! Let us consider «e are »Iw»}« glad to see our brethren of the press enterprising in their seach for some thing surprising and novel, but they sometimes overdo the thing. W. , , _ , I of the Bconville 1 leader, on the I originality of one of his pieces of "news," though it shows painful dis regard for the conservatism of truth, reg . . . . - 1 In his last issue he speaks of the We believj he will be defeated and want to compliment Brother Povall, necessity of working to elect the Democratic ticket, and referring to the Republican party, he say : "If , \ h * I .■ the party could run a ticket in Ken-I V V , . • • o rnj tucky, why not in Mississippi : The " chances of success here are much greater than m Kentucky since we Z . .. r . Vrt , orfl have a majority of black voters, whom it is necessary to watch and Bro. Povall must either ] ' ' In making appropriations our next legislature should be careful to leave out items for the encouragement of immigration and the New Orleans exposition.—Meridian Tribune. guard. have been imposed on, or he is try ing to impose on the credulity of If the first, we would advise him to read the papers, and he would that it was not a Republican but a Prohibitionist who got 40,000 votes for Treasurer of Kentucky recently but if it is the second, we would ad vise him to read the ninth command ment over two or three times. By the way, what does Bro. Povall mean by guarding a voters. others. see majority of black What good will his guard ing do if they choose to vote a Re publican ticket ? Was that plank in the platform at Jackson, pledging the party to uphold the Constitution of the State and United States, a hoax? We do hope, as a Democrat, that such nonsensical publications will stop. They only furnish ammu nition for Northern demagogues and the South is injured thereby. U for voted two. up one third the for are to Fox. Your head is level there, Brother McGee. What we want is to edu cate what people we now have and iraprove the State. Others will come when we are ready for them ; when it is certain, when capital and labor will bring a good return in Mississippi, we will have more of it, but it don't pay to hire beggars to come, or pay men to bring in on .us the poverty-stricken, useless inhabi tants of other countries. The kind that an appropriation would bring is the kind we have too many of. As to the New Orleans exposition, we don't see the need of giving the managers aqy of the people's money. They have not even the claim of cit izenship or locality, and the benefits ot the exposition in the material de* velopment of the resources of the State, or bringing those resources before the world at large, are totally out of proportion to the amount ap propriated. that he he bear for Pro in any is as truth for Fox a St. is Queen Victoria has made her new* son-in law a colonel. This fixes the Prince if ever he wants to travel in Kentucky.—Puck. One thing more—does he take his bourbon straight? out "ABSURDITY AND CRIME!" I First, they [temperance reformers] wanted Local Option, so that coin mumties might be able to keep out the liquor seller if they desired to. is Then they wanted Local 1 roltibi tion, then a State prohibitory law, and finally rose to the sublime ab surdity and crime of urging Mate and National prohibitory^ ainend rnents to constitutions. St. 1 aul for Pioneer Preess (Rep), "Absurdity and crime', for do t it i L et t t, e Vicksburg Her ,, 4 h New Missiesippian take B,u anu , T >- n4 ._ notice, that utterance of the 11 | Press confirms their suspicion tint food the deep villiany of the Prohibition the ists would lead them to want better who prohibitory laws and more restrict j ve legislation against this matchless fur* I to surdity and crime we have Prohibition all over this land. We know that that is the height of "sublime absurdity," but Mr. . . a the ites don t like it, but we are not i un ning the campaign in accord with their lilces. We would, however, and | a< i v i 8e t j ie whiskyites to restrain We we the little ut stand we do ing per the on be How we I" It evil. When will this "sublime ab effase ? When u Of course whisky we can't help it. fanatics, Call themselves. us "cranks," "cold water fiends, gumps with only Such re form rioters, one idea of government," etc. Criminali terms express opinions. C I ty is not a qnestion of opinion but of fact—not that it hurts Prohibition ists but it will keep the saloonatics from appearing so extremely ridicu lous—thus giving Prohibitionists a better mark. A county convention of Prohibi be 1 t ioriists in New York City, composed of grossly intemperate men, if their S| ®e:h is to be regarded as an index 1 has absolutely split, not its sides, but u. .its organization, on the proposition His t0 in9truct delegates to the State of a gathering for Dr. Talmage.—Brook de- lyn Eagle (Dem.) | As the Eagle goes ahead to desig nate The Voice as a paper "which alwavs ! reve ^ s > n rhetoiic as others do in »Iw»}« we wi „ , t0 corrcct the press al)(jT ' ( . with n0 (loKcrs or figures of some- g p eec h. We are afraid we must call they it a lie. To begin with, the Conven* W. tjon did not split over the proposi tion to instruct for Talmage, nor , I show the slightest sign of doing so. the I j n jjjg second place, no such propo of sition was offered to the Convention, dis- In the third p!ace, the proposition truth, commending Dr. i almago s outspok 1 en utterances for Prohibition and as the and Povall, suring him of support if he the nominated for Governor, to through without a dissenting vote, "If Is the Eagle one of the "other*' that it speaks about?—\ oiee. Ken-I . . , rnj That Eagle is wrongly named, The ,. .. , t4 . , must be like that bird on our "stand much , , , ar< j„ —called an eagle, but we . , v , orfl I looks monstrous like —what i voters, and either were went It The ink on our last issue, in which advocated a Prohibition club in Jackson, had hardly dried on the paper, when a large mass-meeting was held in Representative Hall "to give encouragement to the ladies who will circulate a petition for ] I signers, praying the Hon. Boards of ' j Mayor and Aldermen to grant no more license." Contrary to the us ual custom of the newspaper friter nity we do not claim the credit of aiding in the meeting by our little notice, but we just knew it must happen soon. It is but another in stance of the power of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. The good work it is doing all over the State is to have its effect in Jackson. There will be more Ladies' Restau rants and less saloons in Jackson. The Owl saloon has given way to the pressure and others must follow. ' I Counter-petitions were circulated among the lookers-on, and fifty-eight next names were signed. The ladies feel leave | much encouraged, of Orleans try of advise would but votes ad By mean we black guard Re in pledging a I ) | ' ammu A Nebraska man has invented a microscope so powerful that he can Brother J ggg 80U j 0 j a ] eave |jj g body edu . Let him continue his good work and I a w Lile he may be able to in will them ; and in of it, to .us inhabi kind is As we the money. cit benefits de* the totally ap vent one strong enough to render visible the infinitessimal souls of Hal sted, Horn, and others of our knowl elge. What a triumph of science it would be. We do not think it probable that will Succeed, but let him take as his objective point the most difficult of all enterprises. It is proposed that every preacher in the land—especially in Missis sippi—preach a sermon on Sunday, the 20th, on Prohibition. We think it should be done. This movement is against one of the greatest enemies of the church, and from it the church expect more than from any other. The special reason of Sun day, the 20th, is because on that day Christians in the capacity of church members are to celebrate the cen tennial of Temperance Reform. The Circular Letter of the W. C. T. U. we put at the head of our first column to give prominence. Dele gates take notice, and govern your selves accordingly. can new* the in his Sylvarena. in a to Political matters are quite lively here, and wherever I go I find that Prohibition is the all-important question. I feel almost sale in say* ing that at least in Clarke anil Jas per counties Prohibition will cast the largest vote. 1 will leave in a day or two lor Sylvarena, as our school will open on the first Monday in September and I have strong hopes that it will be a success. I ll do all I can in Smith county for Prohibition and the Sword and Shield. over F. I). Baars. Folk ville. In this part of the State Prohibi tion is making favorable progress. It is taking root and flourishing in many parts of the county, though there are but few clubs in the coun ty. There are many professed Pro hibitionists in this county who do not wish to join a club, but will vote for local option, or no whisky in the county when we have an opportuni ty of casting our ballot on tbe sub ject. Since we organized a club at this place several who were bitterly opposed to it have united with the club and become zealous members. A. S. Baugh. Hard to Plesse. If Prohibitionists tuck their heads under their wings and allow tbe Prohibition laws to be violated with men who of a impunity, there are some are eternally singing that Prohibi tion does not prohibit, and that such laws are dead. They chide us for having a law and not enforcing it. Then, as soon as Prohibitionists make a serious effort to enforce said laws, these same gentlemen cry out persecution ! They say we are too tight, and that we will ruin the laws by trying to enforce them. Wonder how we ean please such political hermaphrodites any how ? I would rather contend with an out and out whisky man than one of your "good' fellows who is never exactly satisfied with the methods being tried,^ and therefore will do nothing.— N. C. Steele. in the of call nor so. as A Lively Tune at the Republican Con vention at Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Ü., Sept 2.—The Re publican County County Convention which met to-day to put up a legis lative and county ticket, had a high old time. The impression has pre vailed for sometime that the Repub licans would have a "walk over" in Hamilton County. Such an impres sion has always heretofore brought tbe scum to the top in conventions in Cincinnati and the present case proved no exception, at the pri maries last night there was bulldoz ing, and there were fights innumer able. Wrangling on the street, ter minating in knockdowns, continued to be lrequent until after midnight, when the saloons were closed. The negroes were especially conspicuous in these, as they were in the Conven tion to-day. The great struggle is for the county offices. The first elephant on the hands of the Convention to-day was the de ciding of contested delegations, of which there were nine. This consumed time and stirred up bitter I feeling. The contestants were all the partisans, of candidates tor county offices. This consumed nearly all the alternoon, which was just what many wanted, inasmuch as it was likely to cause an adjournment of the convention till to-morrow, and this is what it did result in. When the convention met for real work Turner Hall was like Bedlam let loose. Language was common which, if spoken on the streets Judge Fitzgerald would punish with a sentence tv the Work house. There were fights by the dozen, and the noise at times would have made a panic in Pandemonium. N obody seemed to care for the leg islative ticket, therefore the six nominations made were pretty good ones. Three of these are for the Senate, and the only two made for House of the Representatives were laboring men, members of unions. This clone the convention adjourned till 10 o'clock to-morrow.—Tiraes Democrat. We would be willing to wager al most any sum of money that when the County Prohibition Convention meets in Hamilton County, Ohio, no such proceeding will take place ; but then Prohibitionists don't expect to carry the slums with them. Some one lias been telling a story about a large herd of camels being out West belonging to the govern ment, the increase of those brought over to this country over a quarter of a century ago. The Courier Journal, whose information is en tirely correct, says: "The iact is, the camels were imported by the Federal government before the be ginning of the war as an experiment, the theory, as we recall it, being that they might become a valuable addi tion to transport resources of the Western steppes and prairies. They were in Texas when the war broke out; the Federal authorities were compelled to abandon them, and be ing left to their own resources they wandered off and have since grown up with the country. It is undoubt edly Mr. Lamar's privilege, as we suggest with all respect, to have the government's camel herds rounded up and branded. Tom Ochiltree would be the man to boss the job. vote, that , but went It in the "to ladies for of no us of little must in The the to feel a can body in Hal it let the any Sun day cen C. first Improving (lie Knee. Of all modern surgical operations that recently perform, d by Dr. Chabret, in Paris, is perhaps the most remark able. He removed a diseased eye from a young girl and replaced it with the eye of a rabbit. The transplanted eye has accepted the situation, and prom ises to be an efficient substitute for the lost one. Of course, it iua\ differ iu focal length from the girl's original eye, but that is a defect that can be remedied by spectacles. The operation is apparently destined to put ?n end to bliudness among men. Hitherto the loss of an eye has been ir reparable, but if our missing eyes can be made good by the eyes of the lower animal no one need be without a pair of good, substantial eyes. The supply of eyes which cau tie made use of for this purpose is inexhaustible, aud as the cost of production is practically nothing the cost of supplying one's self with new eyes will be very small. Not only can blindness be thus ren dered unnecessary, but persons who have lost their original eyes can more than supply their loss. In fact, we can all greatly improve our powers of vision by providing ourselves with choice aud desirable eyes. The efficiency of the police force would obviously be greatly increased were every policeman to bo supplied with a pair of cat's eyes. He would then be enabled to see a cashier or other criminal ou the darkest uight without the aid of a lantern, while his eyes would be at least as valuable in the daytime as are ordinary police eyes. The eyes of hawks aud other far-seeing birds would be of immense advantage to sailors aud other persons whose oc cupation makes unusually good eye sight necessary, aud it is probable that wTthin the next few years no sailor will be able to receive an officer's eertilicate unless he can prove that he is supplied with the standard marine eye—whether that may be tbe eye of a hawk, an eagle, or a crow. For purposes of personal adornment the new plan of supplying girls with beautiful eyes is sure to be popular. What man could resist the pleading <raze of a girl wearing a pair of setter's eyes or the eyes of a deer? V\ hat could be more attractive than a girl with the eyes of a pink rabbit? The eyes of a Skye terrier would be just the thing for girls who wear their hair banged, aud the eyes of an owl would he very ap propriate for girls who are fond of moonlight excursions. Of course, the feminine fashion iu eyes will change from time to time, aud setters' eyes, which may Ikj fashionable next year, may be decided to be vulgar a year later when peaeoeks' eyes come into fashion. Indeed, it will probably be for a fashionable lady to necessary change her eyes with her dress, and we shall hear disparaging remarks made of this or that girf to the effect that she is wearing the same old eyes that she wore at Mrs. Smith's party last winter. Long ago it teeth, hair, aud skin could be trans planted. Now that we have learned that we can wear the eyes of animals, there is reason to believe that we can supply ourselves from the same source with other organs. What an unspeak able benefit it would be to the fre quenter of boarding-houses could ho provide himself with the stomach of a genuine ostrich. He could then eat boarding-house steak or spriugchickens as easily and comfortably as he could eat a croquette of carpet-tacks or a fillet of brick. Imagine the improve ment which could be made in any army the rank and tile to be fitted with was discovered that in is of de of the all was of and the six for to were mules' legs instead of the weak aud harmless legs supplied to meu by na ture. Dr. Chabret's operations open to us almost unlimited possibilities of improving the human race and of form ing what'would really be a new type of ° made up of judicious selections from tbe best limbs aud organs iu use among the lower animals. It is ear nestly to be hoped that Dr. Chabret is not a myth, aud that his patient with the practicable rabbit's eye is not an invention of some imaginative aud un scrupulous Parisian journalist.—New York Tones. man, How Trees Die. When Dean Swift facetiously pre dicted that he would die like a tree, by ' going off at the top,'' anticipating the failure of his mental powers, he cor rectly described the beginning of nat ural decay in trees. There are excep tions, but as a rule the visible signs of decay begin at the top. The cause of decay may lie elsewhere, but the top limbs are the lirst parts that become paralyzed. Tbe enfeebled vitality is unable to drive the sap to the extremi ties, the pores being choked up, and the limb dies. This is apparent iu mostly all plants and trees that die what may be called a natural death. At all times the circulation aud the vitality is weakest at the extremities, just as in animals, and it may almost always be noticed that most injury from cold is done, not always to the most exposed parts, but io the extremi ties of the shoots. It is this vigor, the nearer we get to the root, which has no doubt led cultivators to suppose that cuttiug a limb back puts strength into a plant, but the idea is quite erroneous. Undoubtedly the further we cut back at the right season the stronger does the shoot grow for a certain distance, but udditioual strength is added. What was wanting before eau not be put there again by the removal of any por tion of what is left. uo A Momentous Cigar. It had become tbe fashion iu the sit tings of the Diet for only the imperial Ambassador to smoke; one day Baron von Bismarck drew out his cigar case and asked his Austrian colleague for a light, which, of course, could not be refused. Henceforth Prussia as well as Austria smoked; but one by one the smaller States of Germany felt the dis tinction thus made between them aud the great powers to be invidious, and lighted their cigars. One elderly gen tleman, who had hitherto been guiltless of tobacco, is said to have suffered se verely from the energy with which he puffed away at an enormous cigar in order to assert the independent sover eignty of his Government, one of those mute, inglorious patriots whose self-sacrifice even posterity fails to recognize .—Temple Bur. He was One of the most extravagant things a poor man cau do is to lie down in his bed and die .—I hiladelj hut Record. It cannot be top often repeated that government is force; from the greatest to the most simple act, it is plain force. —Salt Lake Tribu te. Girls who marry young have the longer to repent. Girls who marry late in life have the less time to enjoy the result of their prudence,— Elgin Every Saturday.