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_ ___---■ .- ■ -- — ■ - -:: - " “ . mil r- WIRKLY COPY A HAN aih } HOME MEN AND H0ME RULE. wmMiMuntm. y*-* - - ___ ...... , t - - , n ■ ,. ■ . — -■— ■ ' ' " -- - ■ - - - ■ - ■ ■ ■■ ■ ■—■■■— .. ■ 1 - 1 1 ■ • ■ —" ■■■-■'- - '1 1 ~ VOL. 23.—NO. 4. HAZLEHURST, MISS.; THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2<), 1887. ._^•°° A m A TRUE STOflY. ----- lTre« Translation of Hassaureck's Poem ] Two canarlea, P ck an<l Sal*. Were placed within a eage: *T was Hal* who always bit and pulled Her consort In great rwgw. When hungry she would chat* him oS, Sal' wanted all the sect; She tried her very best to teas* And torture him. Indeed I N<> slr^.rc: r'er was heard: It was The same old story told: “That husband In one house with wlto No'er tings, if she's a scold.** **ne Ohy the master of the housa Took pity on their plight; lie placet Dtch in another rag*t To atop the constant light. Put now the little wife was telieJ With sudden grief and pain; She flewagunst her cage's bars And ne'er found rest again. Hhe neither tasted food nor drink. Her heart was sorely tried; And. after three day'* suffering. Poor little birdie died. lint merry Pick sans heartily. A* if noth.ng had occurred; Her death had no Impression made On this ca? little t'ird. MORAl.t *‘Vr wives with tongues that pain and »tlnj. Take w.imtn^ fronimr tale. Ami take to heart p.*»r M tlljr'a fat** Too late did she bewailP — II', M'tlmit*, is (impk'e AVws. ENGLISH POSTAL SYSTEM. IIow Our British Cousins Ilandlo Thoir Mail Mattor. l'i»l.»ii«r» sh'iwin* How Quickly l.etlera Are Hells cred—The Iwipo«<4hlUtjr of lleesiverltii; a Ml-slvn When Oner It lias Hern Tasted. Tim English postal system is an excellent nnn. It is co ml noted at a profit. The .surplus money of Its revenues is npplic 1 each year to tho improvement of tho service. Its cnrrh-r system has developed to such a degree that letters and papers are do Bvcred thronghout the rural districts xtiih lie irly as much frequency as in tho cities. Tho postman makes his round so often that privato letter boxes are almo-t uuknotvn in the En gli-h p >stal stations. In tho city of l.mdou the mail Is collected lioni tho street boxes- or pillars, as tlmv arc called—ever}* hour after 8.1*» in the morning up to mid night Between midnight and 8:l.*» ihuro is an early-morning collection at three o*clock. One of tin* mails taken op at the pillar-jKist for local delivery go to tho main ollloe. They are all carried to nub-stations and from there • sent out. Tho system is so complete for tho collection and carrying out of letters that you can send a letter by post to the most distant part of Lon don and receive n reply by mail nbout as quickly as you could send and re ceive an answer by tolegraplu B» this 1 mean a message scut through the ordinary working of the telegraph system. Tho telegraph service, also conducted bv tho post-office, dims not compare for one moment with the r a phi mail service. The Post-Offioi Department also docs an express busi ness throughout the United Kingdom, and oven distant colon! ■**•. This ser vice Is called tin* pared p »af. It cor responds to our express service. By this post very bulky articles aw car ried at a very low rate. 1 cnino into personal cuninci wan I he iron-clad rules of tho British pos lid system tho other day when I sought to recover a letter which ha«l b.*cn mailed through mistake. It was not nil important matter, hut in the United S' ntes I never had any troublo in get ting back a letter from tho postal au thorities when I was able satisfactor ily to identify tho letter, so I thought tlie experiment was worth trying here. 1 went to a pillar post where a i»osi man was to arrivo ten minutes after the letter hnd Won put into it. 1 ex plained the matter to a friendly police man cl«>s • by. and he said there would be no trouble in getting my letter. I had tho address*of the letter, and, ns tho envelope hail a monogram on its back, tliore was no jiossibilily of any mistake in identifying it. In a few moments tho ttostntau united. He was dre*sod in a blue, soldier-liko uni form, trimmed with mi. He wore a . French military cap. also biuo and trimmed with red. Over his shoulder lie carried a long, loom*, hempen bug, ' such as a farmer might ihj f »r gather ing apples. There was no hook or s'ring to f:i-tcn tho mouth of iho bag. When the postman had emptied the po*t-l> <x l explained what I wished, lie was frightened nt my nskiug for a letter and twisted up the bag at onee, saying he conld not even consider such a proposition, but if I wished 1 could go with him to the station and submit the matter there to tho official in charge. I walked along with him. This little British poet man appeared to bo walking at a very leisurely pace, but I soon found that to keep up with him required very unusual exertion on my part. Ho t«H>k a very short step, but his hobnailed shoes name down very fast on tho sidewalk. His gait was at least tiro mile* an hour going lo tho station. At the station another official in blue uniform inferred mo to tho in spector, a short, resolute, full-bearded man In civilian dress. Ho add noth ing could bi done. A letter ouco posted was tho property of Iho nd . re-set*, and tho Postmnst tr-Oancral vr.s responsible for tho same until it was delivered. Hj n«k**d mo to road tho rule. 1 did s<\ r.nd found tho rule forbade tho snr i •n«K*f • f mall matter, after it was . ta*t* posted, to the person posting it;: hu» i t tie foot of tho mb' I found a possiblo exception to It In an appeal to tho secret.nr)* of tho Postmastor-Genor* aU This garo mo a new leg to staml on. I then called on the postmaster of the station. 1 asked him how long Itcforo tho letter would ho sent out of tho station for delivery. Ho said with in three-quarters of an hour. I askod him if ho would hold tho letter if I got an ordorfrom tho secretary to tho Post ru&Jtei-GcncraL Ho said he would certainly obey any order of that ofllclnl, hut he would not hold back tho letter one second without such an order. I left him. having three-quarters of an hour to go some three miles down in tho city to reach tho scerotary. Through tho underground railroad I was able to got to tho main depart ment within twenty-livo minutes, and in ten minutes more. With very little ceremony—not so much ns would bo required to reach the Postinnster-Gonoral at Wash ington—1 was ushered Into tho pros enco of tho working head of tho En glish Post-Olllco Department, tho sec retary to tho Postmaster-General. 1 asked him if ho would consent to giro back tho letter. Ho was exceedingly polite, hut absolutely unyielding. Ho said lie had no doubt alxnit my ability to identify tho letter. Ho was sorry he could do nothing, hut the rule was one to which tlie department had adhere I f<»r years without any favor to any one. Ho said: “I have before mo nearly every day peoplorepresenting all con ditions and degrees of life in England seeking to have letters given hack to them which have been posted by mis take; hut wo never have waived tho role.” I said: “Tho object of tin* role i-* undoubtedly to protect the interests of tho public.” “Certainly, that is the object.” “Then you who make tho rule and can suspend it at will certainly ougli' to have some discretion. If you arc convinced that no public Injury can hr done, then you surely can safely sus pend tl»e rule.” ••What would our subordinates say if we should break our own rules?” ••Those rules are made for your huIx ordlnntcs, who should liavo no dls cretloa in the matter; but no subordi nate would have any right to question the discretion of the rule-making pow er*.” lie shook bis bead at this, and said it was not a matter for argument. The English l* )st-Olllee Department nover w aived its rules. I then asked him if he would not do so if ha were con fronted with a ease where the delivery of a letter would develop some domes tic tragedy or a great scandal. To this lie said: •*1 have ruleil upon your case, and you must confess it was not serious. I w ill decide the serious one when it Is actually presented. 1 am not in the habit of making hypothetical decis ions upon hypothetical oases. How ever, 1 have no hesitation in saving to you that I do not lieliovo the rule would lx: broken even then. At any rate, 1 should not net without consult ing our solicitor.” ••But meanwhile, under your system of swift delivery and the rule thnt no letter should ho delayed in its trans mission, the letter would lx* delivered before yon could reach your solicitor.’ ’ ••All,” said he, "l see that you ad mit the perfection of our postal system, and nltiiough it hits you a little hard now you must confess it is the best postal system in tho world, and we keep It that way by rigidly adhering to our woll considered rules.”—T. C Crave font, in tonifon Lct'er to -V. World INSURING MAIDENS. A DituUh SoHetjf Wlilrli Provide* for \Im Daughter* of the Nobility. In Denmark tlioro 1* a society known an the Maiden Assurance Society; its aim is to prnvido for ladies of well-to do families. It shelters and cares for them, and furnishes thorn with “pin money." Its methods are thus de scribed: The nobleman- for the asso ciation Is peculiarly for this class—as soon as a female child is born, enroll* her namo in a certain association of noblo families and pays a certain sum, nnd thereafter a fixed annual amount to tho society. When she has reached tho age of, wo believe, twenty-one, she becomes entitled to a sulto of apart ments in a large building of tho Asso ciation, with gardens and park about it. inhabited by othor yonng or oldeV noble ladies who have, in like manner, become mombers. If her father should die in her youth, and she should desire it, slm has shelter in this buildiug. nnd at n time fixed her in comp. When she dies or marries all this right to incomo lapses, and tho money paid in swells tho endowment of tho association. Her lather may pay for twonty years and then her marriage cuts off nil ad vantage of tho insurance. But this very ch men must enable the company to charge lower animal premiums nnd make the burden less on tho father in suring. lie has, at any rate, Iho pleasant l.-eling that his small nnnnal payments are insuring his daughter’s future, and giving her a comfortable home and income after ho kas gone. It is obvious that the chances for mar riage among a given number of women caw to calculated at closely as those of death. Tho plan has worked well for generations in Copenhagen. —Manchester (Eng.) Policy Holder. —The Flicker (Fa) homestoad, one of tho oldest In Berks County, changed hands rcocntly, and tho old residents are reporting the tradition that In the stone walls of tho barn and house an. inclosed two botllee of whisky as old m the century now. THE LIMEKILN CLUB. Brother nardner Intimate* That If* la I’erfectly NatUflad With Tills World. “I wish do world would lot mo alono fur a couple of weoks." said Brother Gartlncr. as tho echoes of the triangle died away. "It has got to dnt pass whar* 1 am constantly lookin’ fur sun thin’ to happen, an’ It Is w’arin’ on my narres. I "Ebcry Monday tnawnln’ wo kin look in do papers fur an Item to tie of feck dat do cholera am sartln to roach dis kontry. "On Tuesday mawniu’ wo kin ox* pock to find dat somebody Ims diskib 1 eretl a now couiot, and dat said couiot ar’ gwino to switch his tail around an’ knock dis kontry nil to smash. "Qtl Wednesday mawniu’ we ar* 1 purtysartin to find a medical report to do eflbck dat consumpshuu has In creased fifty i*er cent, in dis kontry in do las’ live y’ars, an’ dat cull’d men nil ohor do kcutrv nm droppin’ dead wld heart tlisoaso. "Thursday am do rog’lar day fur predictin' tidal waves, cyclones an’ linaiishul panics. "Friday ar’ sartin to bring do news dat do coal fields of do world will bo exhausted in about 2.">2,000 y’ars, obory stick of wood bo gone a y’ar Inter, an’ tint do cull'd populnshuu kin prepare fur n sorrowful time. "Saturday eantls up do week wld n railroad slaughter, a big hotel fluh, n steamboat collishun an’ do statement ilat do germs of yaller fever hcv ap peared In watermellyons. Dis puts us nil in a good frame of mind, an’ when wo go to church on Sunday an’ h’nt do preacher toll how glad wo orter bo dat wo ar’ ’lowed to lib frew de week wo fool dnt ho has struck do key-note. "I toll you, I doau' caro two cents whether do sun not 93,000,000 miles from tlo alrth, or only 92,990,000. ] doau’ know whether do moon nm in habited nr not, an’ I doau’ propose to lose any sleepober It. Dis kontry may hev 2,000 inilot of coast cxposotl to de attack of a furredn iron-clad, but I ain’t gwino to git up ono rninit airlier in tie mawniu’. It may ho dat do intclleck tual standanlof do world has decreased ten per cont in do las’ decade, but l’so gwino to keep right on buyln' tlo same grade of codfish from do same grocer. Insanity may be gainin' ground at do rate of live per cent, per y’ar, but mo an’ do ole woman nm gwino to smoko de same kind of tcrbacker an’ soothe our bunyons wid dp samo make ob salve."—Detroit Free Press. GAVE UP AT LAST. Tlir Straw Whlrh Ilruka m Dakota Settlor** l’rou<l Spirit. A Dakota settler who had had bad luck financially was Anally taken sick. A Mend called to seo him and Raid to his wife: "l was surprised to hear of your hus band's sickness—1 thought lie was re markably strong and healthy.” ••Yes, John was always very healthy, but lie got so discouraged at last that it jrs* made him sick.” "But he was always of such a cheerful and buoyant disposition I never expected to see him give up this way.” "Yes, John was always mighty giiity. When the bunt burnt up an’ killed tho new team ho never said a wonl, but jos’ braced up an' built another barn an’ got another team.” ! "Yes, I remember bo did.” "Then when the houso burnt ho didn’t complain a bit, but wont to liv ing in a tent jes’ as cheerful.” "I know ik” "When IS* farm was sold oil a mort gage an’ tho children wore all took sick John kep’ right up as happy as over.” ••Yes, that’s so.” “By’n’by the sheriff took tho cow an’ cook-stove, an’ a wagon run ovj»r John’s foot an’ smashed It, hut still ho didn't ’pear to bo a bit discouraged.'* "I know he didn’t” "Thou our oldest girl run away an* married a corn-doctor, both our horses died, John got bout on a law-suit an’ : fell down an’ broke his leg. Still he ' held his head right up nn' said ho’u como out on top yet.” “ies; won, wnat was it mat couki possibly have occurred to broak bln spirit and make him flick at last?” “Ho had to sell tho old black dog for fifty con'* to git money to buy flour, an* the man just bought him for bin hide an’ nothing else, an’ wo know it! Just as soon as John saw the man tie old Tige under tho wagon ho como right in and throwed himself on tho boil an’ says lie: ‘Samanthy, that’s too much to stand—I won’t never git off’n this bed a livo man!’ I reckon I won’t be long follerin’ him—yon ortcr seen tho way old Tigo could take a hog by tho [ car an’ swing it right around in a circle!”—Dakota Hell. Quite Different. Peoplo who most relish gossip take a very different view of it whon It is directed against one’s own reputation. “What an extremely candid person Mrs. Biggina is,” said Mrs. Robinson. “Seo how she exposed those Simkinses and Wilkinses.” “Yes,” said Mrs. Jones; “but if you oould hare heard what sho said about you yesterday”— “About me?” “Yos. about you.” “Well, I novor! The idea of her talking about mo! I won’t beliove snothor word she says!”— Youth't Com* panion. ___ —There is one tie-up that every body aan approve of, and that is nwringo.— Botion l\ut. FULL' OF FUN. —No, Nclllo, a stirrup is not what they uso to boat eggs with, but to rids horseback. -+D<tntoillc Breese. —Lot tho weather alotio If you want It to lot you alone. Tho hottest man In the town is tho ono who goes about with a fan asking every body if it is hot enough, and uppoari’.ig to have charge of tho wcathor.— X. 0. Picayune. —It has boon asked why a city Is called a “she.” Tho answer seems an oasy one. Thoro Is always more or less hustle about a city. Besides a city has outskirts, and a ho could not un dor any clrcninstances have skirts o! any kind. —The following notice was seen last summer n^;rsn colored man’s melon patch Mown in Kentucky: “ Million* for lule, both water nml mush.'* —Harper * Bazar. —“You nskotf me to bring you a little pin money,” said a young husband to his wife. “Yes, dear,” said the lady expectantly. “Well, to save you the fatigue of going out in this hot wenthci I have brought you some pins instead.” —X. Y. Sun. —A stern old orthodox clergyman, when passing a fashionablo church on which a new splro was being eroded, was asked how much higher ho thought it was going to bo. “Not much high er,” ho said;.“they don’t own very far in that direction!”—X. Y. Ledger. — “Mamma, where do tho cows get tin) milk?” asked Willie, looking up from tho foaming pan of milk which he had been intently regarding. “Where do you got your tonrs?” was tho an swer. After a thoughtful silence he again broke out: “Mamma, do tho cows have to ba spanked?” — Western Agriculturist. —•• roars 10 mo, sam uncio reic, a« ho loaned his hoi against tho corn crib and extracted a pobblo from 111* shoo; “’pears to mo liko dar’ wn* j some kind of inisdccompoHishum in all j di* talk about babies 01111111' teof. Do • way I’so cum to look at it. hit’s do teef cutlin* tho baby. Leas'wlse, dot’s do : way hit looks in do caso of cullttd eh li’ on. ’ ’—Exchange. —Tho editor of tho London Post | wears lilac kid gloves through every iliiincr to which ho is invited. lie is rather tony, bnt forgenuino three-ply, ; eighteen-carat style, 1 he English people are referred to tho Dakota editor, who wears a six-shooter, a bowio knife and no nocktio through every diunur to which ho Is Invited—os well as to some to which ho Is not Invited.—Forrit- \ town Herald. —Tho odltor of the Carson Lariat romaikijn a' «rikl*ipMItorlnl para graph: “If Tod Buuker don't keep his sow and shoot* from nnder our nflleo he Is going to loso somo pork." ' In tho midst of profo/hd speculations : mi European affairs and tho probaldo j hereafter of the heathen, how refresh* j ing i* such a breezy, commonplace, ( homelike editorial ulternneo ns lids.— j Burlington Free Prcu. —Keeping Himself Before the Public. I — “No,” said a young man to the theater ticket-seller, “I don’t want an j end scat; 1 want omi In the middle of tho row. I usually go out two or three times during tho performance, nnd , half the pleasure I got at the theater ! is in tho sensation 1 make in passing | in nnd out, you know. If a fellow had • an end Boat, he might go out and come I in a dozen times nnd nobody would j notice him. So no-ond scat for me." —.V. r. Ledger. —“No doubt you. have heard." said tho car conductor, “of the man who always get* into nV’ar with a tcn-dol 1 Inr hill and, a* it could not ho changed foi hi* fare, rode scot fr,»c. A certain aged croaturo played tho gamn on 1110 for live consecutive mornings. In or der to got even with him I filled a small tin pail with nino dollars nnd uinety-flvo cunt* in pennies nnd five cent pieces. Tho next thno hn offered* mo tho tou-dollat bill 1 dumped tho contents of tbo pail into bis hat, •Wo’ro square now,’ I said to him. •Quito so.’ was the reply. But when I turned tho ton dollars into tho office, it wn* pronounced counterfeit, and I, for my smartness, wns that much out of poekut.”—Philadelphia Fcws. MOONLIGHT HILARITY. An KIcTttnl Hollrllu:!* far 1IU Full-Length Hlmdiiw. A vory worthy citizen wIiosj greatest | fault Is that ho will ••treat” hi* friend*, and allow them to treat him, in re turn, was looking for his homo in tho [ neighborhood of Caift avonuo and | Henry street the other evening about midnight. Tho electric lights were dtining, and so was tho moon iu a cloudless sky. Tho elovated Individual taw his shadow at full length on the ildownlk and halted. Bringing his mot al-tipped cane down with great force ho exclaimed: “Go hornet ’shamed of you’solf! Yon’ro full, .larned M yon ain’t. G’ homol 1) tn’t itnn’ there, b-l>blocking up tho side walk! G’home!” Then ho hroko nut Into a snatch of long and windows wont un, and heads .vero pnt out to listen. “Roil on—roll on —s-llrermoon—s’ s-llver mouguidetho rrnvoler s’on’s way, whilst nightin gales sing in time.” •*G' home Ijell you! Flice *11 take ,’on tut My wifo’s waitin’ for mo else -of—of course ola Col—I'd take you— .•oil on silver moon—” The lest that was seen of him he was inning nffeoildtutely on tho arm <;J i policeman. Hying With groat solem altyf“'1M ••I’m y-y^yol»r friend an’ don’t you ‘torgm it You tnk»HHy-th—that other tel h-homo—IteV hri t’ much.” —Pe trel free JVcii 14 .1 ‘ A GLIMPSE OF TANGIER. An AnrUiit North Aft-Iron Trn-Port !>•• void of OrnUfjrlUK Night*. Tho'vlew of Tangier from tlio sea I* very picturesque, the houses rising one above another, somewhat as nt Hong Kong. lint tlio parallel closes ns soon ns you put your foot on shoro. for here is nothing of tlio order mid cleanliness of nn English port. Indeed, if one wished lo keep In mind a pleasant picture of Tangier lie would not land nt nil, hut contont himself with the view from the ship’s deck. If, on (he other hand, lie yields to his curiosity, ho will litid himself, as soon ns ho touelies the shore, plunged Into all the tilth of nn Eastern town. Tho narrow streets, in which men and donkeys and camels jostle uarli other, are full of every kind of abomination. To lind any thing attractive one must go out of tho town to the en virons, where the foreign Consuls reside. The country has much natur al beaut)'. Tlio soil is fertile, yield ing abundantly, and fiiniftdic* almost the entiro supply for the market of Gibraltar. Morocco, of which Tangier is the port, is a large country, with resources which would make it rich i! it were under the protection and en couragement of a good government. But Its “government” is such ns ex ists in tlio heart of Africa. All power is vested in a Sultan, who lives nt Fez. some days in the interior, and whose sole Men of the dignity of tho position is that it gives him unlimited opportunity of squeezing Ids unfortu nate subjects. It is said that lie has no scruple in despoiling auv one of his goods, or even taking Ids life, if lie should become rich enough to in worth the robbing or killing. No inan can acquire property ex cept at his peril. If ho is so inconsiderate as to hoard money, ho is presently invitod to Fez to recoivo sonic mark of royal favor, and on tlio way. going or c oiling, “puroly by accident," lie falls among thieves, and does uot return to tlio Imisoiii of ids family (or Ills Imrctn), w hile his wealth is seized as tlio penalty for some imagined crime. Among tho sights of Tangier is tho prison, wlicro ono may look through n barred window mid seo a number of wretched crenture.s, young and old. tlio innocent and tho guilty, all horded together in ono disgusting nhodo of misery, tho groater part probably nn tried, hut none tlio less doomed to suf fer till they or their friends caw buy a release. Tlio stories which ouo hears nro enough to mnkn Ids blood boil with indignation. “Is It not a horrible frntirfgc,’* sdd a high ofllccr nt Giliraltar. “that such barbarism can oxlst In tills nineteenth century, and right hero in the sight of Europo?”— Chicago limr*. REFINED CREMATION. The N«*w Hjrtt*ui Ailopto.l Tor » Well. Known HwIm CmuHlorlum, The Cremation Society at Zuriclt. Switzerland, ono of tho Ihjsi organized associations in tho world, lias adopted the Bnurry system, which is described ns fo .ws: Like Siemens, Mr. Bourry only allows heated air to communicate with the body. In both systems the corpse burns directly. No flnnte is tc bo seen singeing tho body, but it burns itself by tho abundance of hot oxygen which surrounds it. Bourry uses car bonic acid gas, prepared in a coke re* generator, for heating tho crematory. During tho process of cremation lie uses mainly chimney gas for heating tho nir More it touches the corpse, which allows a more economical use of the heat. It is of great ad vantage that tho chimney needs to bo thirty-Qvo feet high from tho base of the cellar, so that it is fully covered up by tho building. Tho ashes fall, wit li mit being touched, by an almost auto matically working apparatus into the urn. Tho dissolution of tho body doss not take place in tho dark, unseen and un controlod, but tho wholo action li open. Bourry and Vonlni place tho crematorium, which lias the sliapo of a sarcophagus, and which can bo np pronchcd from all sides, in the midst of tho hall in which tho service is to tako place. There Is a little window on tho back of the sarcophagus, through which ono can son the process of cremation, which is completed with in ono to ono and one-lmlf hours, with out smell or sinoko. Tin process is soloinu atid beautiful, and avoids every unie-iihctlo manipulation. — Sanitary Sews. __ A Novelty in Railroads. ••It is ft fact not generally known,” remarked ft railwny official at tho Pa cific, "that Illinois can boast of a novelty in the shape of a railroad which has no duplicate in tho United States.” "What’s that?” asked a listener. "A rond whoso stock is hold by tho original Incorporators?” "Nothing of tho kind.” replied tho first speaker. ‘•Tho novelty is a rail road whoso side tracks aro nino or ten lirnos greater in length than tho main lino.” "Whero is such a road?” "Tho Peoria and Pekin Union. It runs from Peorift to Pekin, n distance of too miles. That is tho main line. Being a bolt road, caring for tho cars of tho several roads running into Peoria and transferring tho oars from ono road to another, it has many miles of side track-over ono hundred, I believe. Tills accounts for tho pccul inrity of a road having moro mllos of side track than It has in Us malu lino.” —Chicago Journal _Some sugar was made in Dakotft last spring from sap obtained from white maple trees sot out siuoo the ■JYrrlt »ry was willed. STORIES OF PARROTS. Arauilnir Htorlf* of n Nutnli-r of Inletll B*>»t anil Talk.itl»» IlIrtN. Brchni, tho author of n U •riiiiui work called "Tho History of Ad innl.'S,’1 affirms that parrots of dm inoro intelligent Indian and African varieties huvo not only been taught many phrases which they repeal by rote, but that they havo como to un derstand tho meaning of what they say, and uso words independently in their proper souses. IIj cites tho case of an East Indian parrot who lenrnod a largo number of Dutch words in hi* native country. Brought to Europe, ho learned a number of Herman and French w'ord* in saccosslon. IIo askod for water, for fool, for playthings, mid for a chance to get out of his cage, which was regularly allowed him. He did not always uso tho Her man words fur what lie wanted, in speaking to Hermans, lint sonic.lines substituted the Dutch words, in their proper senses. No doubt a good many of his native screeches and jabbering* were put down as "Dutch” by his German masters. Seallgcr tells of a parrot which Imi tated tha calls used in tho dances of tho Savoyards, and repeated parts of their songs; nnd Jacques Brumit, a French writer, tells of an African par rot who danced as ho had stien the people do, repealing as ho did so the words of their song: *‘A little slop! A little jump! Ion! Ion!" Mcnaiilt, another Frenchman of sci ence, tolls of a famous parrot, for which Cardinal Bossa paid a hundred gold crowns bccauso lie recited with out a blunder tho Apostle’* Creed, and chanted the mayni/icul correctly. The story Is n corded In English an ecdotal collections, if not in grave Ills toflcs. that a parrot belonging to Henry VIII. otico fell in tho Thame*, ami summoned pas«er?-by to tho res cue by calling out "Help! Help!’’ Tho Indian parrot of whom the ac count Is given by Bn inn, wa» de prived of its mistress by death. It re fused to cat, nnd called out repeatedly: ••Where Is madam? Where is mad mu?" Ooo of tho friends of the fam ily, an elderly Major, o a patronized the parrot by saying to him: ••Jump on your perch. Jacko, there’s a good bird; jump on your pcrclil" Jaoko looked ns him an instant, contemptu ously, and then exclaimed. '•Jump on the perch, Major, jump on tho p* rcii!" Tho I’rench traveler. La 1J irre, a very serious and careful wii.or, tells a •dngulnr story of an Af. lean parrot ml led Chrysostotn by th*» sailors on bonnl a rrs*el which brought La B in o from Senegal to France. Chryso.tom Imd belonged to Uiu chaplain of the ship, who had taught him a prayer «>r two, and a portion of iho liturgy. Os the voyage the clinplnin died, and the bird continued to repeat thn prayer that had boon taught him. Thn sail ors bestowed upon tho parrot tho ontno of "the chaplain," ami knelt nlHiut his cage in a reverent manner whon tho bird repeated his prayer. There Is another, nnd an unpleasant side to tills picture, however, In tho fact that "the chaplain" learned some of tho sailors’ oaths, ami adds d them to his liturgy. Ho also learned to call himself by tho title of "tho chaplain,” and made such speeches as till*: *11 ul your breakfast. Mr. Chaplain? Ob, yes; oh, yes. Mr. Chaplain wants a crack* r. Yes, ves—for the chaplain. Amen! Youth'3 Compunion. PARISIAN DOLLS. An Indnstry In TVlilrh Hie Frrnrti Aro Kt rolod by N\> Otlior Niitinn. Tho making of dolls is one of tiio principal Industrie* of Paris, tho mas tcrploco of tho trade b lug a marvelous creature consisting entirely of paper, with a porcelain head. This belongs to qnita a now rnco of doll*, which has driven the old ones out of the Parisian market In making them, a lino paper pulp is used, and tho doll is molded bit by bit Ono workman does noth ing but shapo the arms, ano iter hat charge of tho fool, nud *o on with th* entire body. Elastic bands aro in serted in tho arma and logs, and the Joints ore made to work so perfectly that a limb will remain In my position in which it is placod. The porcelain bend is more difficult to make than tlie body. After being molded, tho heath are placed in an oven, and baked for twenty-seven hours. They are then rubbed with pumice rone, polished, and painted with tho greatest care. Tito eyes aro rondo as carefully as aro artificial human eyes, and the hair Is wool from wild goa’s in tho mountain* of Thibet. To finish one of these dolls the labor of thVty different per sons is required. Connected with every largo manu factory aro dressmakers, milliners and shoemakers, who work at their own homes. Ono ronntifneturor display* over three hundred different costumes ovory year. Thero aro toilets f-*r every conceivable* occasion, Including marriages and all tho fashion* of the •Jay aro •crupulonslv reproduced. Costumes of the time of Louis XV. aro considered very desirable,*and tho pie* lurcaquo drosses of Swiiicrlaud. Italy aud Spain are often ordered. Gloves, muffs and jewelry specially for doll* aro made, and llieir boot) are genuine works of art. Attached to everv mannf ictory Is a hospital, whore dolls may have tholf fractured limbs mended, or bo sup plied with now heads nud ono may o»*o find plenty of simps prepare I to furnish their bid-cbaiub >rs, oradioi \nd china. In »hort, Parisian art lm« every luxurious plaything to offer 'b« children whoso parents bar® full pursok—}'ot<U’# Companion LIFE IN LARGE CITIES. lorn* Interesting Facts fltaanad front tl« U. 8. Census Its port*. Among tho curious thing) shown by the census of 1880 lira tho now data relative to tho expectancy of life. It appears from tho statistics derivod from tho combined cxporienco of thirty American lifo in "tinmen companies, that at tho ago of ton years tho ex pectation of lifo of a hoalthy white male is 49.99 yoars. In Masaachn)etts, however (outsido of Boston) this period of oxidation is increased to 61.01 yoars, whllo in Boston itself it is reducod to 47.49 years. Now Jersoy makes a bolter showing than Musa chusetts, tho exportation in that Stato being 61.67, which would soom to show that mosquitoes do not necessarily tend to abbreviate life, notwithstand ing tlioy may mako it undesirable. Tho expectation of Ufa of tho aforesaid ton-year-old child in tho various prin cipal cities is as follows: Washington (or rather tho wholo District of Colum bia), 47.05 years; Now York. 41 92; Brooklyn, 48.09; Philadelphia, 46.96; Baltimore. 48.60; Cincinnati, 47.96; Chicago, 60.61; St Louis, 48-25; San Francisco, 42 69; Charleston, 8. C, 4181; Now Orleans, 40.09. IVJir 101 lift i:iKO mo omcr oxiroiuow life. According to tho experience ol tho insurance companies already re* /erred to, tho wliito main who reaches tho ago of ciglity-llvo has still 8 40 years to live. In tho several plucos named above, tho expectation at age eighty-five is rexpoc'lvoly as follows: Massachusetts, 6.82; Now Jersey, C.20; District of Columbia, 6 20; Boston, 6 67; New York, 6 69. Brooklyn. 6 63; Pnilndolphia. 6 39; Baltimore, 6.17; Charleston, 6.13; Now Orleans, 6 25; Cincinnati, 6 82; Chicago, 6 84: Si. Louis, 8.65; San Francisco, 7.96. It will bo soon that, with the exception of Chicago, tho child’s chanc *s of at taining the average of expectancy nro ngainst him in the cities, wliito tho old man who has become toughened to city luxuries, and has learned how io exist without ozone, w’ill d» host to remain whpro ho is if ho do sires to reach tho maximum of age. This is especially truo ol New Orleans, where tho ten-year-old loses twenty per cent, of expectancy, whereas if In* succeed In weathering tho storm s of early and middlo life and tench tho ago of eighty-flvo In tho Crosent City, ho is given a compousaU .ing allowaneo of tifty-flvo per ennt. over tho average of expectancy. Tho census f’gttres gives a longer ex* poctttlon in every case at ago eighty five than Moect’s iuuriuUiylat>n»s,ovo!i colored persona nro given longor ex pectations nt advanced ages than tho standard tables, and they would seem to show that there is an increasing tendency toward longevity In the coun try. Long life is especially granted to the Inhabitants of 8L Lulls and of San Frnnchco. In tho latter case tho “glorious climate” Issatisfac'orily vin dicated. Tho salubrity of Sl Louis will probably bo attributed by its rival city of Chicago to its uncrowdcd bucolic condition.—IJoston Trmucript. THACKERAY’S GRAVE. The I*»cnmp*r»bl»* SomIUI'i Beating I’laco nt Kenanl Green. I liavo often wondered whether Thnekerny did not answer “Adsuin” when his own summons came. IIo died vory suddenly early In tho morn ing of December 24, 1863. No ono was with him, for ho had not com plained of serious illness on retiring tho night before. When found ho was lying in bod ns if asleep—but the sleep was tho long sloep of death. Ilia grave is in Konsnl Groon, ono of tho most attractive of London cemeteries, mid his Inst resting place is as simplo and unpretentious as w*as his life. Tho gravo Is covered in by a low wall of brick, on which Is laid n largo hori zontal slab of wliito marble, perfectly plain, with this inscription: * WlIXUS MAEKPEACCTUACXEnAT. j Dorn. July It, 1811. D1 od Deccmt»cr 84,1961 His mother, who died not long after her son, is buried with him, ami her nnrno—Anno Carmichael Smyth—Is carved on tin some stono and with a similar epitaph. The lot hm no other tenants, and an iron railing, rising a few Inchos above tho slab, is thickly twined with Ivy mingled with climb ing flowers. Far better, I thought, this grave in the free air and sunshiiio than a tomb in that gloomy cbornol housc, Westminster Abbey—whoso glories onn not compensate for the at mosphere of death and decay en shrined there. Somo loving band bad laid a floral offering upon tho marble. I added mine, and catuo away, thank ful for tbo opportunity of paying even this smallest tributo of grateful ad miration to the man who has been cnllod “a cynlo”—the cynlo who wrote this verso to Ids children across tho sea: I thought, as day was breaking, My little girls were waking, And smiling, and making A prayer nt home for me. —HL Louts Utpublican. —In spite of tho waste corn-fodder, the Anuriean Cultivator thinks that growing corn and making pork from It oomos nearer to making bog-keeping profitable than nny other plan. It Is lb) method by which nine-tenths of (ho Errk cr>p is now made, and but for og-cholera would bo about as sale a branch of iarmlug os any one could undertake. On most small farms pork Is a by-product, made from what word! otherwise be wastod, and therefore is this extent profitably