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maim 11HOME MEN AND HOME RULE. £*tS(i»h,d in Y01T2L- NO. 26. 1IAZLEHURST, COPIAH COUNTY, MISS., FEBRUARY 18, 1886. _32.00 A YEAR. wmmgoMi camp*. J. L. MEADE, Attorney nt Lnw, HAZI.KHCimT. miss. R. X. HILLER. 0* 00!W. MILLER & CONN, Attorney* nt Ijaw hazlkhcrst, miss. JO. PURSER, Attorney' nt Lnw, IIAZLKHLKST, MISS._ S.D. RAMSEY, Attorney nt Ijhv, HAZ1.KHUR8T, MISS. L. n. HARRIM, o. R. DUbOH. HARRIS & DODDS, AttornoyH at 1a«>v IIAZLKUUUKT, MWS. DR.JESSE R. JONES, * Practicin'? Physician, HAZLEHt’HST, MISS. "dr.g. w. puknell’ Physician ami Surircon. _HAXLKHUK>T, MISS. C. E. UATI», C. E. UATU, JH. OATIS & OAT IS, Physicians and Surgeons, UAZLK1ICKST. MISS. _ DR. S. F. CARR, Moxtidi'iit l>4'nti:-<t, UAZLEUUlUtT, MISS. hi* to t’i«* public nu<l guurnu're* satisfaetiou. Otll-voter I'osl* < In haiMlng • DR. J. H. MAGRUDER, DENTIST, UAZLKIIUItST, MISS. AM work guarant-v.!. Oftkv lu Hall I'UiMim;. up *ihi. ». «••*-» »M* r* li • i I g. dTlowe, Justice of Peace and Notary Public, 1UZLEHUKST, MISS. Offlr* in front <>f Courthouse. F.E.HEIWAY, " MAKES AMO REPAinS Macrons, liiiinrics and Flows. Etrr.H ON UAMO STEAM PIPES AND FITTINGS, tiii;i:ai>s, i»ii*i:, AMO DOS* AMT FARM AND MACINE BLACXSMITHING. T. JT. PESNTNT, Manufattur r ami r palm of Kncrgies, M acrons and Flows —AMO— GENERAL FARM WORK. Shop .'U Front Sliwl, e-».t »itlo of tail, roal. fori Gnaranlced and Prices Reasosatle. TONY’S HOUSE, No. 140 1‘o.vtlras Stnn't, “itwvfn Ht. Cbarlos a*wl Camp Street*, NEW Oil LEANS, LA. LODGING AT REASONABLE PRICES. Tony list ukaw. Proprietor. W. P. HUGHES, COOT AMI SIIOEMAkHR, NEAH OLD POHTOFPiCR. Good Wort aid SatlMoi Giaraiteed lluzlcliurat, Mia*. JACKSON, MISS. , Young tneu of rue»gy aud lnt*lllg*uo« who desire lo make tbair way iu the world by habits of ecnnoiue and their own in dilstiiou* efforts, will hare the let ad vantage* nlfrral them in this Institution for a<wju!riug a thorough business elu. s tit*#. . , ,, , Forty IVdlars *ecur. • a »cb<dars.dt» for a complete course in Book-Keeping and Pen manship. The entire eijwmse to secure a Diploma need not exceed fIWi, including scholarship, hoard, U H>ks, Hiatiouerv and Washing. The eecond session of this well eetahliah ed school begins Sept. Kith, IH.V.. Send for circular* and specimen* of pea mtuship. HOCI>EBUSH A WYATT. Prophetoia. lOLTZ’S HORSE AND CATTLE POWDERS >o rt-'M* w"i die of Onon, inns or Lrxa Fs rr*. If Tirol's powder* »r» tewt in tiaw. *Coti s fi,,A.esil|>':|.r*l i*re»**i llon(>>mi rieiUU Fewilet* will w I* >«sr|# touts* prwde,* Wt’l l*rr»»*f *Jo <twr-t.tT of »|l O!' rnrua twentr PM *st*. ** . teat* U* Utter irt w •! n ro ee r>T set st~et *rst* n u.» to Hewii * h -/t Tarn's »-'•.»« W|U o.r. *M •»•«/«-sre pAltP >. FOTTTf. Yreprls*#*, atiTaj»0M,*». L. L. BRITTAIN tt a grr .m ittitiwT. - - - AO0SX0SIZ,FI -DEALER IN’ General Merchandise, KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND A FULL LINE OF Dry Goods and Groceries, Boots, Shoes, I HATS AND CAPS, Boys’, Youths’, and Gents’ Clothing. —HIS STOCK OF IADIES' DRESS GOODS l» of tho trry laUat stylet, auil prices are an low as the lowest. Ho i* uow pre* pured to furiiiah Pianos, Organs, Violins ami otlicr Musical Instruments AT LOW FIGURES AND ON REASONABLE TERMS. 4. tailor** lt,pca 4 Boss cUp..* musk see, “per* ' ' Ill'll cawsmK**'**,, IcuRC-’crrc^ixt OAA V USA. 11 T?Vi.n«? PfiFG. GO. 6, L RAGSDALE, HAZLEHORST, - MISS., AOKNT FOH THE PALE OP Hardware, Machinery, Boilers, Engines, Saw Mills, Corn Mills, Caneand nice Mills, Hand and Horse Power Kay nnd Cotton Presses, Gins, &c. WOOD AND IB >N WORK IN Machinery of All Kinds Turbin* Water Wlurl,, Circular Saw*, B iting, Kneln*'. Oil,. Knmry Wheels, nnd Mill Suptdie. uf ull kind'. We fell Mm liimry us low ax it rau bo ImhikIiI in New Oricaiix. St. Ia>uix nr Mem* I'bm. E'tinixto' and catalogue* (urni'biHl ou ap|iln'utio'i. I Haro In Stork n I'ul 1 Assorinirnt of llanluuro. (nil nml Kxaiiiiiir Stork nml I'rirrs* MILLSAPS & BROTHER, tt a *jt.t .TtiirmaT. - - - MissiBSirri, DKALKIW IN— Staple Pry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, HOOTS, S1IOKS. HATS, CAPS, AND OKNKHAL Plantation Supplies. \\> hnr<- ju t in .v I Into the Huna St <re, where we will Ik» |tli n>< <l In nur ]«• tnii*. W e have mi linn I m • -iiipleto atockuffre.li new •<nm|« uiltal-le to the *e iMin, wliii'h we iiimihiw to *o.l nt l ot price*. « it I mnl exuntiuu mir kinm|«. We willn.n* tumuliv K>*rp .in I u i l a complete »t<rk uf Hire In *li ipunR nothin. .Ini My, un i Inten I to dwtril-ute tin siK the jieople. We luetle the Laili*'.* e»|Hfiulljr to cull un-l ex* •mlue our l>rv«» tlootl*. JOEL LILLY, roOLBUO. BRITTAIN. LILLY & BRITTAIN, Lower Story Masonic Hall, HAZLEHURST, MISS., —DEALKKSIX— General Merchandise, KKK1* IO.NHTANTLY ON HAND A FULL LINE OF G R O C R R I R ©, AND RKCKIVYXO A FULL LINK OF Staple and Fancy Hoods, Clothing, Hunts, Slides, Hats, Domestic, Calico, Hosiery, Handkerchiefs, Lace, Trimmings, Canned Goods, Hardware, And •Y*rvthill2 u.uilly Urn’ in • tlr*!-.'!*.. (’nil nn<l • xi.inin • our »tock nn-l y ,,ruv,. \VK WILL N »T HK I'NDKUMOLD. K. M. REDDISH, KATE M. MrMASTER. F. M. BEDDING fl , FRONT STREET, OPPOSITE DEl*OT, rr a giT.mri rTrtwT. - - - - MIS9Z98ZPrX DEALERS IN STAPLE AND FANCY Highest Price Paid for Country Produce of All Kinds. SfVtALL PROFIT AND QUICK SALES FOR CASH. H.- BURNLEY & SON, WHOLltSlI.E AND RETAIL DEALERS IN STATIONERY, TOBACCO, CIGARS, Toilet Articles, Notions and Sundries. LIBERAL DISCOUNT TO MERCHANTS AND COUNTRY 0EALER8. Prescriptions and Fami*y R«<.eipts Compounded with the Greatest Care and at A Hours of the Night WEST SIDE FRONT STREET, ECMxl©Ln*i-»t, - - - Mi»®iee±F>Tpi HA5CTAETTKE5B AM> BOLE PKOTJUtTUKS OT THE CELLBLATED Burnley’s Owflicura, the Great dull Remedy. A DRUMMER'S WISH. I with I had a line of good* That no one ever had, And every merchant wanted. And wanted awful bad. I'd eend the trade a little card. And tell them "I'm In town," And If they wanted any tluff. They better come right down. Td treat them at they treat me now: Oh, I'd make some feel awful “diary" I And when they came around to call. I'd *ay: "I'm very buay," •Ignejs you'd tatter coine again." I'd say, to aome I know: "If you don't want three good* of mine, You take jour traps' and go." M When aiu I going nut f Well, what ia that in you? lly house won't aiiip you any good*, Your pay la moat too alow.** Homo merchant art the gentlrraeo, And aome arc worse than Jews. Borne treat u* with a kind regard, Hut most givo ua the "bluui." I could with, and wirli, and with In vain. Until I was til.ud and sore— For Mich a wish could never be. Bo I shall wish no more. —Ihnvllaf .Won, In I'rtH'i Sun. NAVIGATING THE AIR. Tho Topic Goualdorod Rotroepoct* ivoly and Proapootlvoly. Tlicm is n peculiar fascination in tVb thought of navigating the air. and sometimes we can hardly help envy ing the bird ns lie glides, witli no ap parent effort, so swiftly and gracefully over our heads, rising and falling ut his own sweet will. It is not strange that I tin* effort should have beeu made nt a very early period in history to invent I gome means of imitating his (light; a 1 hope which is not yet relinquished. He I cent experiments in France for propel ling and directing the motion of lial j 1 uus have n.ot with some degree of suoecss, the aerial navigator having I been able to return to the point from ! which he started after traveling a con siderable distance; but no contrivance ! has ever been discovered by which the opposing force of a strong current of wind can be resisted, and it is irupossi ' hit* that it should Ik* so long as Wo do 1 pend upon gai'for the support of the Hying machine in the air. The reason of this will lie obvious enough if thu reader will remember howimpossiblu it would be to steer a boat so as to make it sail against the wind, provided that no portion of tho boat were under water. To oppose the action of the air there must lie some resisting medium of it denser nature to serve as a fill [ cjuiii lor the action of the lover. At ; tent i<m is now directed to the inveii i tion of other modes of sustaining and i nuv igating bodies in the ait, which m.i, I possibly b ad to some practical result. Tlx1 history of balloon* is all com prised v.itiiiu tlx1 period of a century. The Idea wa-; suggested by watching tlx* ascent «>f smoko from a chimney, aixt the discovery of hydrogen gas, which is only one-thirteenth the weight ' of common air, induced Cnrailo, a din* I tinguWhcd French electrieion, to try tlx* «xperiiueiit of using this gas to ! float bodies above the surface of the i earth. On the liftli of June, 17&I, the Brother* Montgolfier, paper manufact urer* near Lyon* in France, construct ed a balloon one hundred and ten feet in circumference, and weighing live hundred pounds, made of linen lined with paper. As they hud nlrcudy tried the experiment of raising one of these paper balloons by means of hydrogen, but without success, on account of t'*u rapid escape of the gas through tlx* pores of the paper, they resorted to the expedient of using heated air, sup plied by a lire placed beneath nn aper ntus in the bottom of the balloon. This experiment having resulted successful ly. in the course of a few months a bal loon made of material* capable of holding hydrogen gas, wa* sent up from Paris, which excited great in terest among all classes of people. After a while a man wa* found who was willing to take the risk of trusting himself in tlx* cat of a balloon, but only the length of a rope nttachcd to the earth. Before the year had ended, the same bold adventurer, with nu equally bold companion, ascended to the height of three thousand feet above the surface of the earth, in a balloon seventy feet high and forty-six iu "smeter, sus tained by heated air. Tlx*/ were nl> •ent from the earth nbont half nu hour, having oonsumed only n third of the fuel taken with them. Soon after thjg two other persons ascended from Paris in a hydrogen balloon, aligbtingin Up* than two hour* at Ncsle, twcnty-Cvu miles off, when one of the gentlemen left hi* companion to ro-asoend alone, who continued bis flight for a while, rising to the height of ncnrly ten thou sand feet. Till* wa* a little after sum set, and wo mny picture to our*clv«f this solitary man, when he found him self, a* it were, alone with God, and cut off from nil connection with ter restrial things, at the mercy of tho frailest clement, “tho only illuminated object," as ho described it; "all tho rest of nature being plunged in shadow." It is an interesting fact in connection w ith this expedition, that it was the lirst time of discovering that there were different currents of air at different elevations. It is not my purpose to follow out tho history of aerial navigation in its further details. Tho sources of information on this subject arc open to nil, and It may not have tiio same interest to others that it ha* to tho writer, who, in early life, was much given to experiments In this department of scienoc. I will merely allude to tho fact that it ia just ono hundred years sinco Dr. John. Jef fries, of Boston, Mass., crossed the., channel in a balloon from Dover, in company with M. Blanchard, and the centennial of thia interesting event was duly oclcbratod by his descendants in Boston and vicinity. The longest aerial voyage on record was made in 1836 by threo gentlemen from London, who, crossing over into France, after a voyago of eighteen hours, landed In tho Dncby of Nassau, thro hundred mile* from tho pl*c« where they started. Id tbs darkness I of the night they lost all knowledge of the locality beneath, and there was no sound to bresk the stillness but that occasioned by tho nhaking of the car and tho rustling of the silk overhead, which at intervals seemed to lndioate that the great monster had suddenly exploded. As tho balloon rose and fell in the air towards daybreak, they do scribe tho sun as appearing to rise and set two or three times in the horizon The highest altitudn ever attained was accomplished by Gay Lussac, who ascended mom than four and a quarter miles above the level of the sea, whero he found the nir to 1>o twice ns thin ns it is nt tho surface of tho earth. As cae rises in the nir it is found that the temperature fulls with a constantly In ci easing gradation, while the humidity ot the upper stride is lesthnii that of tho lower. The suffering from cold and tho didlculty of breathing in these lofty alti tudes are said to be very intense,the pulse end respiration being ranch quickened, and the throat becoming very parched. There have been instances when tho frail material of which balloons are mads has been torn to pieces by the force of the wind, and the wonder is tlint this does not occur more frequent ly. It mnkes no difference to the aeronaut, so far as Ids own sensations am concerned, whether he Hunts in a dead calm or is whirled along by a tor nado; and unless lie U able to measure his progress by observation of tho objects below, ho can not tell whether he is moving or not. Tho project of crossing the Atlantic in a Imlloon is revived at intervals, but it never can be dono by means of any agency now in existence, unless it should he found possible to avail our* selves of the currents of air that may happen to set in the right direction. It would he a delightful thing to take pas sage on a pleasant Juno morning in an aerial ear, ••furnished with all the modern conveniences," and be wafted along at the rate of sixty or seventy miles an hour, looking down from our serene height upon the slow-plodding steamers, and lauding in the course of a few days on tho shores of old En gland, without having experienced any ujltif pains or perils of the tumultuous sci. Hut all of this is a dream which none of us will probably live to see re alized. And yet it is not impossible that the fair vision mny yet become a reality. Things are now familiar to us all winch, a few years ago, would have been regarded ns a thousand times more impracticable than tho crossing of the ocean in some sort of aerial con veyance. **" Suppose that the men who founded this Kepiihlic had been told that in thu course of a hundred years thu words which their ehildrull spoke in the priva cy of an otlicolieru in New York would bo instantly reproduced in Chicago, and responded to at once, and that, without any speaking at all, the mes sage which one of our merchants wished t«» convey to his correspondent In Lon don would bo carried along tho deep bed of the ocean and delivered in nu hour or two to tho person for whom it was designed, would not all this have been treated as tho idlest dream that ever entered tho brain of man? Among ,tlie tilings which never can bo done we should not be disposed to include tho ! circling of tho globe through the me dium of the air. It is evident that tho force which propels a flying-machine must be competent to sustain it in the air, and all that is mpiisito is to find some way of creating and storing power enough to carry the machine to its des tination, adjusting tho weight and the propelling power in due proportion, as -is done in the case of tho bird, and the problem is solved. We are able to-day to store up an im mense amount of electric force in a very small compass, and use it for the purpose of locomotion on laud,and who can say that this same electric power may not be applied to tho navigation of the air? I can perceive of a great machine of lustrous aluminium, the lightest and one of tho toughest of metals, lancc-slinpcd and powerful I enough to pierce the air, let the cur rent set as It may, with its compact reservoir of electricity, in the year of grace 1080, shooting through the clouds like a meteor, coming nmi going with mails and passengers between the old world and the new, and exciting no more wonder and surprise than our an cestors would have felt if they bad sud denly seen a locomotive with its mighty train enter tho railway station, or one of our gigantic ocean steamers deposit its living freight at tho dock.— If. Y. Ltdgtr. Kossuth’s Easy Circumstances. In contradiction to reports that th* Hungarian patriot Kossuth was desti tute of means to provido the necessaries of life, a correspondent of the Jlappel furnishes an Interesting account of his present circumstances. Kossuth’s numerous frieuda will bo pleased to learn that his political lectures deliv ered in England many years ago were sufficiently profitable to provido a fair incomo. Subsequently, however, his capital was somewhat diminished by the failure of a bank, and Kossuth con sequently published a volume of me moirs, of which tho profits wore con siderable. Ho lives now in Italy with one of his two sons, both of whom are Jn good position as engineers. They received their education and profes sional training in Franco and England, and distinguished themselves in tho construction of tho Mont Cents tunnel. —A writer in tho Eastern Medical Journal says that the medical idea of a teaspoonful is one fluid dram. Tills is, in fact, about the measurement of that article as used by our grandmother*. But this and tho desert spoon are now made so much larger than formerly I that they hold nearly two drams, and people who measure medicine by thi m overdose themselves. The tablespoon I remains a* in th* old days THE ZULU8. A Great JMult Missionary Tall* an latsr •sting Story of Africa's Oorsnunrnt. "The customs of the Zulu* are strange," said Father Charles Croonen bcrghs, 8. J., of tho Zamboal (South African) Mission. "Even though the South African Zulus may be classified at times either a* Handle# or Semites, certain it is that they are Adamites and not pre-Adamites. Their domestic cus toms, their warlike and religious festiv ities and their habits In general are those of tho patriarchal age, and, like all other Afric.m tribes tut a rule, they are in a state of degradation and uot of progress. However, no deformity is to be found in their race, nor in any South African race, which could In any way Justify opinions separating them from our one common Adamic origin. They belong to the Kafir race, which extends in territory from Eastern South Africa to the Northwestern Congo re gions. Their traditional history dates not beyond this century, and they possess no literature. The Zulus proper are the superiors of the race—Kafirs are the servants, Zulus the masters. They speak the South African Iiantu, or 'men’ or 'pronominal prefix’ lan guage. In 1780 they came in contact with the Europeans, and in 1825 they wero circumscribed between iho lirakenbergs, or Bushmon Mount ain, and the East Ocean, north and south of tho Tugcla river. In 18F1 they were 100,000 in round num bers, and In 1879, during tlw Zulu war, and after annexation of tribes, 400,000 strong. Classify all adult men as war riors their army would amount to 10, 000 men. Their favorite weapon is tho assegair, an iron lance with wooden shaft, used in various dextrous move ments in connection with n rawhide shield, hut they have also battle-axes, the use of which they are not in any wise ignorant of. They fight on foot, their tactics being usually a wild rush, which lias often resulted disastrously to their opponcufs, which England can not easily forget. Tho Zulus proper and the Umzila, or Abagasas and the Matabelas cover the east coast of South Africa from the Tugcla to tho Zambesi, from latitude 29 degrees to 15 degrees south amt longitude 26 degrees east to 41, The English in '79 fought only the Southern Zulus of Tugcla; the Northern Zulus are part of the Zam besi Mission of the Jesuit Fathers. The English protectorate was lately extend ed to the Batuangwarbo nations south and west of the Matahela Zulus. Tho Matahela King, Lohciigula, will not long resist Iwforo he, too, pays al legiance to England’s (jucen, and most likely also tho Umzila portion of the tribe. You can,” said Father Croonen bcrghs, in conclusion, "pretty safely count on South Africa in the near fut ure having as many as four masters— tho Portugese in the East const, tho Boers in the Transvaal and Orauge fall Slate, the Germans on the North west coast and Great Britain in the South and fur Interior.”—Chicago Jler aid. m. . ^ m — COLLEGE EDUCATION. H«r<l facts 'fsmhl liy III* Answer* «• »« Ailtrrl lurmrnt. Aii English gentleman gives a Eon ilon paper an account of the answers he received in three days to an adver tisement for a janitor for a school. The advertisement stated lint the position would only be given to a person who was sober, reliable and of good char acter; that a married person was pre ferred; that the wages amounted to ten dollars per week, with free living rooms, gas and coal. We received in answer to this advertisement live hun dred nnd forty-eight applicants. Among them were llfty-sevon graduates from English, Scotch and Irish universities, two scions of noble houses, lifty per sons who ha<l been engaged in literary pursuits, twenty men who had been officers in the ariuy. about the samo number of clergymen, medical men. clerks and men who had been engaged in business for themselves nnd sixty three women. Many of them wrote very pathetic letters, nnd some asked the advertiser whether he would allow them to live or permit them to die. Several stated that they were not mar ried, hut would take to themselves wives as soon as the place was sc oured. One writer stated the ad vertiser had it In bis power to make two persons happy, as they had long loved each other and had been waiting for such a place as lie had to bestow so they could bo married. Over four hundred of the applicants slated that they were out of employ ment and that they would bo thankful for any position. Most of them offered to serve on trial one month for noth ing. Several offered to take the plneo for half the wjges offered. The mili tary nten offered to drill the students without extra pay. Others offered to keep books, to work in tho garden, or to make themselves useful in nny way they were able. All desired a personal interview, nnd quite a number insisted on it. As a rule, the |>ersons w.io made tho greatest boast of seholaily Httftimnents represented themselves as the most destitute. Most of them had been out of employment for a long time. It was ascertained at the ofllce of the newspaper in wliioh the adver tisement was inserted that over ft hun dred, in bringing their letters, under took to find out tho residence of tho advertiser, that they might have a per sonal Interview with him. Tho placo was givAi to a carpenter, who had a fair common-school education, who did not sock tho place on acconnt of pov erty or because bo could not find any thing to do. The head of this school, after classl fylng the answers he received to his advertisement, freely admitted that a polished education did not appear to be of any valuo in assisting one to ob tain a living. Most of i he men edu cated in universities rup»'cscntcd that they were living in tho most abject poverty, itnd the abwuco of atainpa from tholr letters showed that they ■brought them to the newspaper oflice. Several of them stated that they had given up all hope of over obtaining any remunerative employment, and that they would be very grateful for any position that would afford them simple food and plain clothing. Tin y had reached a period in life when they could not learn trade*, and they were able to obtain work only by Joining the ranks of unskilled laborers. The advertiser concluded that ho could ob tain a thousand of these men for •• nothing a year,” providing they were allowed the cast-off clothe* of a gentleman, and had the privilege of eating with his servants. — Ckicu>jq Timet. A JEALOUS OFFICER. tvhr It* Knvleri • Detroit Men Wlio W»i llrl|ilnK en Acquaintenco lo Drew Two Thousand Duller*. I was ill Chicago, yon know, and was picking tny teeth on the walk in front of the Tremont House after a good breakfast, when a well-dressed, good-looking man come* up to mo and says: “ Why, bow do you do, Mr. Pepsin? How are all the folks in Detroit?" I shook bands with him nnd assured him that everybody was well and hearty and gaining on it. •• No place like oh! Detroit," ho says, heaving a sigh which bulged out hi* vest like a balloon. “ I ju»t wish I was hack there again." •• Then you used to live tberef" I asked. •• Was born there, sir. Psnie of 187i swept us overboard. Wo lost eighty thousand dollar* In «ix months. How are Aldermen Gles, Westcott, Jacob and the other boys getting on?" I told him they were just rolling in fat and wealth, and he neorned much gratified at the Information. ••Say!" he suddenly put in, "may lie you want to see the climax to a very funny incident? I bought a ticket In a lottery running here in Chicago, nnd paid two dollars for it. I sold it to my wife for a dollar. She sold it to a friend for aeventy-tlvo cents. The friend turns around and sells it to me for half a dollar. Last night I got no tice that the ticket had drawn two thousand dollars." •• No!" ••Sure a» shooting! I'm Just on my way to the office on Clark street to get the money, f you haven’t anything pres-iug on band walk over." I went witli him. If there is any thing on earth I do despise It is a man who can't stand by and encourage an other man to draw two thousand dol lars in a lottery. The fortunate fellow was veiy talkative, and he grew confi dential enough to a*k me whether In had better buy his wife a seal-kin saciptn or a pair of diamond ear-rings. I advocated the diamonds. Seal-skin wears out and grows shabby, but dia monds are always o. k. with a pawn broker. We finally readied the place. It was up two or three lliglit* of stair*, with two or three turn* to the right and left. The man in Ilia office looked shabby and lonesome, but I didn’t lay that up against him. Pd have looked the sain* way if LJiad lost two thousand in ea«li. My friend Introduced himself, exhibit'd hi* ticket, and the lonesome man fetched n groan if despair nnd handed him a roll of money as big as my arm Then my Detroit friend whispered to me that the lottery man bad a game or two there. They Weren’t wicked games, but Just something to stimulali the system nnd throw off the bile. Hr wanted me to go in with him and help clean the lonesome chap out of a cool thousand. I took to the proposition very kindly. I don’t wish anybody any barm, but If I can gel ahead of a lottery mau I’m going to do it. Wo bad to urge him a lit tie before lie would consent to open hi game*. Then lie set out what lie call* a "baby drawing." You bought you ticket and tliero was no delay in CM-ei tabling whether you bad drawn a pri* • or not. My friend and I went in t« bust that bad man up nnd wreck uml ruin him. We chipped in twenty dol lars apiece and the result was a cash prize of twenty-live cent*. Then we put up forty dollar* in partnership, nnd the tick*-** nil drew blank*. *l> this time wo hail liotli got mail and we went down for fifty dollars apiece nnd yelled for blood. Our cash return was fifty cents. Then I began to reflect. Was it right for ua to bop on that poor mau that way and financially min him? No! Thu mnn from Detroit who lost eighty thousand dollar* in tho panic wa< am ions for mo to go another hun dred. but I wouldn’t My natural sym pathies had been aroused, and I wouldn't conspire to ruin no man’s prospect*. 1 went down-stair* alone, leaving my friend up there to carry out hi* fiendish intentions. A* I reached the street a policeman camu along and queried i ••Leavo any money up there?” “About ninety dollar*,” I answered “Want to make a complaint?” “For what?” “Against tho place. It’s a bunko shopl” “What’s a bunko-shop?” lie looked at mo a long time, as 11 trying to remember something. Then he suddenly remembered it and said: “Ton arc tho biggest fool I'vo met in forty years!” He was evidently Jealous of my sue ccs* in busting tho bank.—Dth oil Fra Prat. ■ s»f > ■ —There are engaged in the fishing industry of Kuropo and America 160, 000 vessel* and 600,000 men. The an nual product of flsli is uot nine! less than 1,600,000 tons, but few pcoph will stop to roallse tho Importance o these figure*. As a ton of Ash is equs in weight to about twenty-eight sheep a year's supply of fish food for Europ and Amciica might be represented b, 49,000,000 sheep. THE SUNFLOWER. ft* iHpirttiH In ?o*trfi lUllflon and Cominarra. The srsthctlc movement contributed largely to the culture of the sunflower. We were Informed by a seedsman re cently that the sale of sunflower seed* for ordinary garden purposes ha* greatly Increased both in this country and iu England during tho past few years. The common tall sunflower (ffrli'm thus annum) I* said to have derived it* name of sunflower front its resemblance to the radiant beam* of the sun. and ' not, ns is popularly supposed mid cel ' eltrated by poets, from it - flower* turn ing to fnec tho sun—a delusion fostered by Darwin, Moon* and Thomson, tho latter of whom tell* us that, unlike most of the flowery race "The lofty folium1,« of the sun. tta! when h« -cl*. (hut* U|> tier yellow lease*. Drooping alt night and. when he warm re turn*. Point* her enamor <1 bosom to its ray. In hi* book on plant lore, etc., Mr. Folknrd inform* u* that "the helianthu* has also been falsely identified with tbo sunflower of classical story—the flower into which poor Clytle was transformed when, broken-henrted at the desertion of hep lover, I’hmbus, *ho became rooted to tbo ground, and became, ac cording to Ovid, metamorphosed into a flower resembling a violet. "Held firmly by the root, alio still turns to tho suit she loves and changed herself; she keeps her love unchanged." Now tho helianthu*, or modem sunflower, could not have been the blossom mentioned by Ovid, inasmuch ca it i* not n Euro pean plant, ami wo* not known In hi* day. In its native country of Peru the helianthu* is said to have been much reverenced on account of flie resem blance borne by it* radiant blossoms to the sun, which luminary was wor shipped by tho Peruvian*. In their temple of the sun the olllclatlng priest esses were crowned with sunflowers of pure gold, and they wore them In their bosoms and carried them In their hand*. Tho early Spanish Invader* of Peru found in these temple* of the sun numerous representations of tho sun flower in virgin gold, tho workman ship of which was so exquisite that it far outvalued thn precious metal of which they were formed." The sunflower i* turned to many economic uses. It furnishes the linest honey and wax. When tho seed is crushed as linseed is, it will produce thu finest oils in larger quantities in proportion to any other seed for tho table as well as the painter, particularly in mixing green and blue paint*. Thu cake is superior to linseed for fattening cattle; the oil makes ill* fine*t soap, very softening to the hand* and face, superior to any other for shaving. Sheep, pig*, pigeon*, rabbit*, poultry of all sort*, etc., will fatten rapidly upon it, and prefer it* seed to any other, pheasants in particular, causing them to have a much more g!o«»y plumage and become plumper In body. When shelled the seed makes, when ground, the linest flour for bread, par ticularly tea-cake*.—Ifniper'i Weekly. A MOROCCO PRISON. m« llorrltl Tyranny «f Hi* Sultan of a Litil* African Rial*. It may not l»o generally known, say* tho Tangier correspondent, that Into these prisons criminals ami suspects ami debtor* arc allUc thrown, without trial, and with no idea a* to how long they may have to lie there. In fact, tin so dungeons are u»ed ns a means of extortion, and largely so by natives who have obtained tho "protection” of one of the foreign embassies, mid who then abuse the power of the " protect or” to make raids upon the property and persons of the victims of their re venge or cupidity. A* tho Government does not feed the prisoners—or only to a nominal extent—ami as it pays none of it* olllcials. except tho. • of the cus tom house, and lias an unpaid army, .time idea may he forui'.'d of tho extor tion and suffering daily on ictnd in this aniiappy country. Tho condition of tho Tangier prison, though far better than those of the interior, is simply a disgrace to civilization and to onr com mon humanity; for here, almoit within a cannon shot of Europe, there exists a elate of thing* a* bad a* during tho worst period of the middle ages. Hero is one instance of what goes on within five minutes' walk of tho legations of all the civilised powers, and within sight of tho liritish fortresses of Gib raltar: A poor woman lias been for two years iu solitary confinement in Tan gier prison, ami until lately she was in irons, being wlint is called a "state prisoner.” She was oiico a wealthy Moorish lady, blit as her husband was rich bo was "squeezed,” and die!) un der the process, without disgorging his wealth. About two years ago a largo robbery took place at the house of a foreigner, who afterward made claim against tho Sultan for five thousand pounds. Tho money waa paid. Some body must be found to repay the Sul tan with tho usual heavy interest. Tho son of tho poor woman ahovo described was accused of being concerned in the robbery, though it is not clear that ho knew anything about it. Ho was seized, thrown into prison uud (logged almost daily with a view of extracting a largo sum of money. But he died without paying, as did his father before him. Then tho mother, against whom there is not a breath of suspicion, was seized, ironed and thrown into tho den, whero she still lies, supporting life on two small loaves doled out to her daily. Her caso has becu personally investi gated by tho two gentlemen who fed the prisoners, and they aro eye-wit nesses to her condition. Cau nothing be done to procure the freedom of this miserable woman? 1! not, It Is quite time that tho press toot the matter up. Then possibly oven tho doors of a Morocco prison may be unbarred.— London Newt. • ■ # • m u —Carefulness goes a gnat way la whiter feeding.