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SE PROVIDENCE, EAT CAROLL PARISH, LA., ATURDaY, OCTOBE 1 . . VOLUME V. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY,, OCTOBER 21 1L892. ".0 S AT THE WINDOW. Mere from my ohalrI sa them go; The rlch, the poor, the great, the small. Under my window: they don't know A LttLe watchman sees them all. These two are looking--aren't they qumer They-How do you do?-I guess they se They wooder why I stay la bhe instead of ruantag out to play. My two big brothers and the rest Are playing there beyond the wall; My brother Jack can play the best: You ought to see him curve the ball And when he makes a splendid play And I can help them raist a cheer, My pains and trombles go away, Md I forget what keeps me her. Il I could just be well one day. And go out, too, It would be line, Well-i ean see the others play And take their fun instead of mine. I watch them here from up above You see it's almost just the same. I love them so:--and I can love As well as if I wasn't lame. -Robert Hale, in Youth's Companloa. SAVED BY AN ELEPHANT. A Miraculous msoape from an In dian Tiger. OY, what was the noise under the house last night?" " "Tiger,misses, he eat up pet deerlast night." We had been some years in iolt India, living in a region in fested by tigers. and often came face to face with these ter rors of the Jun * gle. Of late .' they had been very troublesome, entering the native village nightly, destroying cattle, chil dren and men We frequently amused ourselves in the evenings, blowing a bugle and counting the number of tigers that would roar ih answer to the notes; and also to frighten away the Jackals, who used to come in numbers around our bungalow and make night hideous by their unearthly cries. It had been a hot, restless night, and the first gray peep of advancing dawn found me stretched out in a reclining chair on the veranda, waiting for "chotre hasra," and. mentally trranging the coming day's duties. For me the won derful eoloring of a gorgeous sunrise had lost its fsascinst:na, yet I lay watching the shadows creepug and spreading themselves beneath the man go and lime trees, when it seeaned a strange shadosrcrept over the ground. "What's that?" I cried, jumping up; but nothing unusual was in sight. Per haps it was only a shadow, but it seemed to crawl with the inimitable, deadly grace that only a tiger has. Just as the light rose clear above the fringing belt of cocoanut palms there came trotting up the path toward the bungalow, chanting a song, two Sudras carrying between them a burden sus pended from a pole, the ends of which vested on their shoulders The Badras are the lowest of the four great castes of Hindooe. They are very poor and live all their lives near starvation. But they are happy in their domestic life and show especial care for the aged or Infirm. Placing their burden on the ground at the foot of the bungalow steps they made a profound salaam, carefully turning back the cloth from their load, and lol a smiling old father looked up at his affectionate sons. "The great father wants to die on ii the banks of the sacred river," they a said, in answer to my question as to a where they were going. d "But it is far to the Ganges, and d many dangers wait in the jungle." h 'Yes, but the great father must rest n in peace. Has Memsahib seen any ele- v phants or tigers this moon?" they anx- E ionsly inquired. tj "Alas! yes. Three days ago one man h was taken; last night a deer fromunder b onr house." . With a low reverenoe they eaugKht up the old father and quickly moved down a the sunlit path and faded from sight in u the tangled shadows of the orange and tl lime trees beyond. The silence of ca -,jarly morning reigned around, broken ec ' _ y by the cream of a parrot or the ec cry of a monkey. Calling my native hi servant girl I set out for a walk, and at followed down the same path taken by a the Sudras. We had gone about a "* quarter of a mile when we were s Sohi th go Al A ee tehea caWssxe TEa rAst. jui sartled by a slight nseI n the path behind tus, like the breakctg of a wig. We lmked axousl~ beck, but nothing -ong of the uadras came clear and di tiac st ahead. We moved oen a few (steps but aunter bctward gis ace she .dsahnget ier sin.the path , betwee and thn bngalow. NMder Au ia my lll have I slt mynesevesg mee a Av worse Jesmp. I abook all over ti qite of myselt. It must have been tias tiger I saw under the trees this moer- **4 lag. We were helpiew. Streage and gl thoghbtless as it mat seem, knowng ..Y the oneatt7 to bbedamgeomn w had gene out unarmed. Tb. Lrst Empate - was to melp a dash throath the doe t innsadever to seuh the 1mg *I 10 USIs 1Splaa g way possible? Would not the tiger be upon us before we could reach the edge of the woods? A movement in the elephant grass on one side showed us the tiger was drawing near. We .p saw his gleaming eyes, his tawny w coat. Polling myself together, I re solved on a rush to the path. Clasping hands with the native girl, we ran with might and main. A ray of hope entered my heart. Could we reach the house? A deep growl on the other side of the path. Faster we ran. But a gleam of gold and a pair of blazing eyes once more between us and home sent the cold shivers running all over me, and I stopped short. 1 knew it was the habit of a tiger to circle its prey instead of leaping upon or run ning it toearth. Experience of friends had shown that the tiger in selection of human food always seized Europeans in preference to natives. No doubt I would be the victim. A low growl s. near at hand! My heart seemed to give one beat backward and then came IT. a sensation of indescribable sickness, a sinking, swooning nausea, a death-like feeling, impossible to describe. It In- seemed I could already feel an arm being torn of, and darts of fire rushing through my body. Then came on the was still morning air the clear song of the ider Sudras. Perhaps they could help as. Last It would be death to stand here, and turning we fled down the path. Just wes ahead, between us and the dark moun pet tains, was a small hill surrounded by a t." pagoda. Perhaps some of the worship sen era still lingered. The Sudras had just in reached the steps leading to the idol in house as we came up. Alas! at the foot In. of the idol was the morning offering of ;r, rice and fruit, but the worshipers were me gone. The tiger was in full chase. ce Again came its roar-closer than be ar- fore, and now right behind us. Look in- ing into each other's faces we could see t e nothing but despair. A sudden scream aen of parrots and chattering of monkeys ire aroused us to action. "Up the steps, l. ladies, the blessed Rhesus will protect us," cried the old father as he caught in sight of a troop of long-legged monkeys ud that are considered holy saints by the tat Brahmins. In a moment we were ad scrambling up the broken steps lead- i ho ing to the idol house. er "Nana, carry my father to safety by while the beast eats my flesh," cried a a one of the Sudras. "Nay, let medie t ay for him." " ne "Go, brother! I am the oldest, mine on the honor," and the younger obeyed. c -e- We had just reached the foot of the r he pagoda when we heard brushes break ,- ing on the other side of the bill But < se there was no time to speculate upon I vy the nature of the sound, for the old t ,d father cried out: "Brahm, Brahm," as I n- the great tiger bounded in sight and u a rushed toward his son. For a moment c d. b s to re b THE .INDOO WAS MOTIONi as. a it stood, head erect, ears forward, tail t] switching, yellow eyes gleaming and oi Sscintillating, cruel, horrible. The in- d don was motionless, expecting instant in d death. Suddenly the beast, with a aa harsh growl, threw himself upon the d, t man, felling him like a log, and stood to with one paw on the native's breast. se But he was restless; something at- al tracted his attention. He raised his gI i hair on end, laid back his ears, turned la r his head away and was evidently watch- ". ing some object in the jungle. m , At first we could see nothing of the us a newcomer. Imagine our astonishment tb a when, from behind a clump of minosa o I thorn, rushed a "rogue" elephant. On Scasioally a wild male elephant be comes a solitary wanderer, either a compulsory or voluntary outeast fom ylo his herd, hence their name. They kill I and destroy every thin i their path,ad ml are a great terror to the natives. The an "rogue" charged immediately, head up, ye ears cocked, trunk curled up. The p. tiger was ready for the attack, and springing on the elephant seized him by the shoulder. A virgoous shake dis lodged the beast, but agsin it charged, a and the terrible conliet was well be gen. I conuld not paroperly describe the scene. The moments slipped by and the fight still raged, but there could be no doubt how it would result. The ele- an phant was now almost beside Itself with rage. With a great roar he toreI his antagonist from his side and hurled the beast ten feet away in a bunch of grass, but it was back agaia in an in stant. The blood poured from a doses great wounds i tlhe elephant's body. S At last he lcaught rmly arome tIM body of the tiger and began to throw _ it backward and forward between hisa fore and ide , then neln on iThe a crashing i ito the te at sad witha to deal kick weant t rapeting infto bthe Jungle. We were rnowi re tog homase. The m old "ro one" had sared oesrives. The brother who had so nobly risked his life was nt mos iouslt hurt, and had a crept away durlsq the gslt. But the enheeanst was too great or the aged father, sad tnost mightthere was new grv under themscred heagn tree A as -'Father," maid Farmer Begesh's ifel s, ba g' to hbaes aother chilL." t ",s ye? Weil, Jea' wait a misute till I agal ei& abt ehrs lted up fAr ye, wIl ye?. eap -Weasastonn Star. bel. -'"I ases's sees semis o oat of mp bait o today," esmarked the comnpla.ta awn lag shoemake who dllt beiem bi gtgg l.4*· sli ufe be CANADA'S EL DORADO. The short but BBIat Hll iHstory o Gold. ml olg In Brltish Calmlbil. I It may almost be said that the his tory of gold-mining there is the history of British Columbia. Victoria, the ng capital, was a Hudson Bay post estab an lished in 1843, and Vancouver, Queen oe Charlotte's, and the other islands, as the well as the mainland, were of interest ride to only a few white men as parts of a it a great fur-trading field with a small In ing dian population. The first nuggett of 01 gold was found at what is ver now called Gold Harbor, on the vit west coast of the Queen Charlotte its islands, by an Indian woman, in 1851. an A part of it, weighing four or five de ounces, was taken by the Indians to ion Fort Simpson and sold. The Hudson dn Bay Co., which has done a little it I in every line of husiness in its day, sent wl a brigantine to the spot, and found a to quartz vein traceable eighty feet, and me yielding a high percentage of gold. 4 a Blasting was begun and the vessel was Ik loaded with ore; but she was lost on I the return voyage. An American ves m sel, ashore at Esquimault, dear Vic Ing toria, was purchased, renamed the Re be covery, and sent to Gold Harbor with the thirty miners, who worked the vein un til the vessel was loaded and sent to n England. News of the mine traveled, st and in another year a small fleet of ves in. sels came up from San Francisco: but a the supply was seen to be very limited, p. and after twenty thousand dollars in at all had been taken out, the field was lol abandoned. ot In 1855 gold was found by a Hudson of Bay Co.'s employe at Fort Colville, now re in Washington state, near the boundary. se. Some Thompson River (B. C.) Indians t- who went to Walla Walla spread a re ek- port there that gold, like that discov e ered at Colville, was to be found in the ,m valley of the Thompson. A party of ys Canadians and half-breeds went to the s, region referred to and found placers c- nine miles above the mouth of the river. ht By 1858 the news and 'the authentica ys tion of it stirred the miners of Califor ie nia, and an astonishing invasion of the re virgin province began. It is said that l- in the spring of 1858 more than twenty thousand persons reached y Victoria from San Francisco by sea id distending the little fur-trading post Ie of a few hundred inhabitants into what would even now be called a con te siderable city; a city of canvas, how ever. Simultaneously a third as many te miners made their way to the new k- province on land. But the land was it covered with mountains and dense a forest; the only route to its interior for d them was the violent, almost boiling, a Fraser river, and there was nothing, on i which the lives of this horde of men it could be sustained. By the end of the year out of nearly thirty thousand ad venturers only a tenth part remained. Those who did stay worked the river bars of the lower Fraser until in five months they had shipped from Victoria more than half a million dollars' worth of gold. From a historical point of view it is a peculiar coincidence that in 1859, when the attention of the world was thus first at tracted to this new country, the char ter of the Hudson Bay Co. expired, and the territory passed from its control to become like any other crown colony. In 1860 the gold-miners, seeking the t source of the "flour" of gold they found t in such abundance in the bed of the river, pursued their search into the heart and almost the center of that forbidding and unbroken territory. -The Quesnel river became the seat of their operations Two years later came another extraordinary immigration. This year was not surprising, for one I thousand five hundered miners had in R one year (1801) taken out two million P dollars in gold-dust from certain creeks ti in what is called the Cariboo district, I1 and one can imagine (if one b does not remember) what fabulous n tales were based upon this fact. The n second stampede was of persons fro b all over the world, but chiefly from En- it gland, Canada, Australia and New Zea- it land. After that there were new P "finds" almost every year, and the b miners worked gradnally northward E until, about 1874, they had traveled A through the province, in atone end and 01 out at the other, and were working the a tributaries of the Yukon river iathe i north, beyond the sixtieth parallel. Mr. Dawson estimates that the total yield of gold between 1858 and 1888 was 854,108,804; the average number of miners employed each year was 2,775, and thie average earnings per man per year were 822.--Jullan Ralph, in Har i per's Msgasine. A QUEER FARO GAME. His System Best the Bank, but Woldant De for rthbqeakes. th Whenever I see a ro ganme I am re minded of a story told on Silverpeg, an old prospeetor. He was a taciturn man, and spent most of his time prospecting in Sonora and Arizonma. He got his b nickname from the fact that one of his de legs was amputated at the knee, neces- ox stating his wearing a wooden peg, and an the additional fact that he was always sa prospectng for silver. Silverpeg had el two ambitlms in ife-one 'was to at strike a rich silver mine, in which at event he swore he waould make himself wi a silver leg to replace the wooden one a he hobbled around on; the other was to beat sro by his systea His system was for ertain cards to wnla clear through sad others to lose in the same manner. de For ~yars l hass speat his ammeownrr~inthout inding tel a "rlekh silver mes". On the adwat of winter bewould eans to town sad e-a dear- to break t tsfar beaks wlth his qystsm. The day the earthquake oc crra a was at visps, Sora, eUd a Iphytagf Haewas splylag his syteam, ned had bees eopring the All ii The >iek habd lss three tieea. SailverpaS wma t a happy mood, as hisE sstem wee prag a wha lg sue.na i d -o-_e_ th-Jaek edr up to th. i mit, bein smsa that his sse was rights .ad that the jack weidd inme Ur, S rat M.raia-~ 1b~s.e U.l~ir players being badly frightened, made a rush for the door. When they got out on the street the shock was over. The his- players, after recovering from their fright, resumed their places at the the table. They had been so suddenly sur tab- prised by the shock that they had seen not gathered up their checks, which, on their return, were apparently just as rest they. had been placed. The dealer Afa took his seat, made a turn and the jack lost t of The shock had knocked the copper off of Silverpeg's bet, and he had not the noticed it. The dealer took the bet in Otte and silverpeg was dumfounded. He 851 saw whaitthe earthquake had clone. fie His disgust was intense. (lathering up Sto his remaining chips he cashed them in, son and turning to the players, he said: ttle "Boys, I played faro before I learned ent the Lord's prayer; I have tackled brace d a games before, but this iathe first time and I ever struck a bank where Providence old. stood in with the house. My system was all right, and if the Lord rad held on back that shock a few deals I would es- have broke the bank. I can beat the V c box, but I can't beat Providence. I will Re- never play faro again; the odds are to ith great" un- Silverpeg kept his word, and no in to ducement could ever persuade him to d, play faro.-Anaconda Standard. ITALY'S HOLD ON ART. ut ed, Laws Devoted to the Preservation and in Propagation of Artistie Work. ras The idea of putting a stop to the de struction of art relies first culminated ion in Rome. Soon papal decrees took up OW the complaints helping indirectly with oy. ut doing any great good. These laws ans treat entirely of the preservation of 1 ` antique works of art in public places 1 z. and the disposal of those found by ex he cavating, so that in less than a century i of necessity demanded the protection of he the law to be extended to modern are ere works and to those in private possession. er. In 1571 a law was passed in Toscana e requiring palace owners to preserve r- weapons, devices, etc., of the founders. he In 1602 a law followed which for- I tt bade the exportation of paintings by i an eighteen masters, and in 1610 Perugino 4 wd as added to the list. Finally in 1624 4 a the papal government took a decisive I ,t step, forbidding by law the exportation I of both ancient and modern art works n_ without a previous license. i From that time on law followed law. My finally terminating in the famous edicts , of Cardinal Pacea of March 8, 1819, and f April 7, 1820, which hold good in Rome b a today, and testify to a fine conception , of art. They are summed up as fol. lows: The exportation of art works n Swithout special permission is forbid b den; a competent commission is to a be make an inventory of all imporc e d- tant works of art, to be respon d. ble for their disposal and their l er future state of preservation, and to de cide whether a specified work shall be T n exported or not; art works of high e artistic or historic importance must not b be exported at all; modern art works of living artistists are subject to no s e tax; it is forbidden to conduct excava- R t tions without permission, and imme T r diate notice must be given of any find; b it is also forbidden to make any changes b on art works without special permis sion (especially restorations) cr todam-I a age them in any way; all these stipula- i tions apply both to the art posess'ons of churches, corporations, etc., and to 1e those of private individuals. S IHowever, this general inventory, and a the restrictions, especially in regard to P- restoration, are crying demands of sci e ence unsatisfied as yet-Chautauquan. A. A Fish With Electrical Power, a ,e M. D'Arsonval has been studying the T1 n gymnotus electricas, of which he ed n possesses a specimen capable of emit- cc ating a current, oirather a discharge, of w 100 volts and two amperes, which can M e be made to magnetize an electro-mag- a s net The electrical apparatus is under- a e neath the animal, the positive terminal being at its head and the negative at LI Sits tail. In striking its prey it folds p r Itself into the are of a circle and com v pletes an electric eircuit through the e body of the doomed animal. The eo a gymnotus is found in some of the South ha a American river. and is ordinarily five th Ior six feet in length, althodgh occasion- p s al specimens are found very much pr a larger.-Engineering Magazine. -It is impossible to say who are the wealthiest persons in the world. There b are a number of Old-W'orld rulers who are possessors of enormous wealth. iSome of them have probably more than b they are aware of, as very large sums on accmmulalte rapidly. It is said that there are fabulous sums concealed in y India and other eastern countries. These treasures are kept out of sight, partly from dread of thieves and rob hers and partly because it is thought by the owners that they might be taxed or del have their goods taken from them, su were the extentof their wealth known. -Wisconsin, through its World's fair th board, has asked that May 29, 1898, be tin designated as "Wisconsin day" at the ne exposition. That date is the forty-fith fin anniversary of the admission of the dl state into the Union, and it desires to gr celebrate it in an appropriate nmanner grE at the fair. It is expected that each o0 state will have a day set apart upon bet which to monopolize public attention the as ftr as possible. tha the --'iThe Chese government has been sn so favorably impressed with the educa- p, tional work the Methodist missions are wil doilg La Pekin that it has promised to nat ,give gotioa supon the railroads or in the telegrapbh ofdBies to all graduates at a wi fair salary, and the privilege added of of i eeping the Sbbath-as great ce- we son.-Becord of Christian Work the -The aborigines of the An~asna islands, a crious and evesunique peo pi, aM sakid to- be st dlssppesrng. Al a. them a two of the Iesi a, as de and emly a <ew ass left n a third. Only a small namber of dil do. are berm san they di. in Infamy. --xMr. sr r--iant a aea, ad ie biee-8fishthe Seboreasa tI palling tb out af the waterw? Doasl-."Ysa, ja. bi* l deedpa Mrs h etytaat bwa ? Uuu~tq~wgim~ - s a FOREIGN GOSSIP,. out The -There is preserved in Trinalty eel heir leg., Dublin, the harp whose notes the were heard in Tara's hall when Brian sur- Bor was king, and the sight of which had inspired Thomas Moore when he was on studying at old Tinity to write his as famous song. ler -The Chinese, notwithstanding the ack fact that they eat the flesh of the dog and esteem it a great delicacy, honor of their dqgs more highly and take better not care of them than any other race of tin people. In every large Chinese city He there is a workman whose sole trade is ,ne, that of making coffins for departed en nines in. -One of the largest camellia trees lid: In Europe is that which is just now in ied full bloom at Pillnitz, near Dresden, ace and forms one of the sights of, the dis me trict. It was imported from Japan ace about one hundred and fifty years ago, am is about seventeen yards high, and has eld an annual average of forty thousand uld blossoms. the -The following advertisement recent rill ly appeared in the Western Mercury, an to English newspaper. "I, William Vivian. South Brent, hereby give notice that in- my wife, Bessie Peters Vivian (a tall, to slight person), has eloped with a mar ried man who has one wooden leg and eight children. Public beware; no re sponeibility for debts." ,,l -A Zulu chief, when you enter his hovel, remains silent for some moments ce- and seems quite unconseious of your ell presence. At length he says, in a tone up of grave dignity, "Ge saku bona" (I see th- you), to which you reply in the same wi way. The longer he takes to "see you" of the greater man you are supposed to ,es be; and until you are thus "seen" you x- must keep silence, and appear as much ry as possible not to be there at all. of -At a recent drawing-ema in Buck sr ingham palace, London, Is. Castin in. wife of the United States e esl at na Munich, wore, by the queenea spslisal vo permission, a high-necked gemt. Al rs, though this may seem trivial to us, it 3r- is a matter of tremendous import to our by fair cousins across the pond. The oourt no etiquette has always demanded the 24 decollete costume, and while saome few ve have raised their voices in mild protest, I an it has ever been rigorously observed. . -The Marquis de Lacase, of Paris, 4 has a portrait of George Washington, P° made by Stewar.t, an Amerclan painter, t which he offers to lend to the World's id fair at Chicago. It was taken to FPonce ie by his wife's grandfather, at one time 'n minister to the United States. As the portrait is by an American artist it can i I not be exhibited in the French section, d but Marquis de Lacaze offers to send it o ofr if the government will pay the ' charges, which it undoubtedly will do. a --In the strange little country of Hol- t if land, the three principal cities are Am- 1 e- sterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. t e These cities are a peculiar medley of f Icanals and streets, trees and masts, 1 bridges and boats Amid their ap- t parent disorder there is more or less of d ' symmetry. Amsterdam is a semi-ccle, a ! Rotterdam an equilateral triangle, and e e The Hague a square. The difference f between the three cities socially has t n been aptly put: "At Rotterdam, for- 1 tunes are made; at Amsterdam, they t are consolidated; at The Hague, they p are spent." A -The piece of gingerbread that was r thrown at Mr. Gladstonerecently, dam. d aging his eye and causing a vast amount I of indignation, has been bought for a e considerable sum by an enthusiastic ad- 4 L mirer of the grand old man. The gin- a gerbread is what is known as a "nut," a a rounded cracker the size of a quarter. h o The proud possessor will have it mount- ti e ed in gold and gems. It has been dis- b b- covered, by the way, that the woman tJ f who threw it is a very warm admirer of el n Mr. Gladstone. She simply threw it in a a frenzy of enthuasiasm, and was very is much terrified by the result. ti LONDON FIFTY YEARS HENCE. SProbabllity That Its lnhabttamts WIn Thea ti Namber Over eevoeteesa lleass, t e A committee of the London eounty di e council, as well a a royal comamiss.lo. Iu 1 have been for some time eonsiderng t a the means ofat increasing the water sap- na -ply,which is inadequate even for the a 1 present population. As y y of the oc works proposed could not be constructed as in less than ten years, and as it would so be absurd to arrange for a supply eonly he just sufcienat to meet the wants of the di city at the end of that period, it has w been decided that the works should be p on a scale commensurate with the It probable number of inhabitants fifty H years hence. th It must be remiembered that the die- y trict now controled by the London in county council is less extensive than wa the area whose inhabitanats ar e qptirely ra dependent on the metropolitan water pe supply. The number of persons in hit this latter area is. f s and three-quarters millions, and it is p their increase which meust be es timated before the quantity of water tea needed half a century hence can bee- b fined. The estimates will, of course, he differ, according to the feetors of he growth assumed. If it be taken for w graksted that the British metropolis will continue to grow at the rate exhibited ha between the cnsuses of 1861 and irs1i l then in 1941 it wll contain no fewe tra than 17,591,648 hana beha gs If, ae~ s the other hand, we suppose that there- rag cent rate of progres ema net be kept a up, and that the metropols hsrsfter will only eapand by means eof the a nstural Laerese of birth ovr deaths, then the platisa fty yearas hmes will be Is,mse . If, Mly, all amttios 'J of increase shouald be dregarded, ad art we should samsplyadd for eaeh desmde be the precse number of .perom added i. wb the ten yet pretlag 851, weheal ep obtain 9,9WW as the pop,-laa of m 1961. After weighing all tim eee - lt' stios. that aight aset th e lelse- f tior, the eaemitte o tbs eintyQ s. ea ei deterfaisd to amps it,, e ae the mast reseabeMes em a the N m poplation eof LIdOe Uty yetssu ee, t i and they aseeedlaly aesnamms~d e tbe adjatet.e ais antsputanw m Mi 'laEit um 6 to SJhe, was to rbametb #w~L Iet byL U~swL. L Ihpgm which in 1869 was appointed for the same purpae. The latter body eg d pressed the conviction that the time was very remote when the population den of London would be 4,00,000. Yet dei now, when only twenty-three years Shave ed ethe metropolitan popoul hi tion ependent on the water supply Is nearly 6,000,000. That is to say, the the rate of increase since 189 has been dog considerably greater than that pre nor viously exhibited, and there can be no ter reason why a corresponding increase in of the rate of growth should not again .ity disclose itself. Assuming, however, ea that the rate of growth will remain a- precisely what it was between 1881 and 1891, the inhabitants of the metropoll ees tan district would number, as we have in seen, upward of seventeen and a half en, millions. lis- Contrasted with a eity of such mag. an nitude all over conalomerotlons of go, which history bears record shrink into has insighiicance. By the side of the Lon und don of half a century hence, the Baby lon described by Herodotus and the at- Rome of Aurelian or Theodosiousseem an but petty provincial towns. Stand an. ing far outside the eategory of cities, hat London, as Do Quincey predicted. Ill, would take rank among the nations. ar. But what an extraordinary nation from and an economical viewpoint-with its sev re- enteen and a half millions packed with in a radious of seven miles around his Charing Cross, an area which in a year eta could not produce enough to feed 1 per or cent, of the people for two years! me It is obvious that no city comparable see in size with the London of the future me can ever exist upon the continent of n" urEope until there is a general disr to rangement of the nations and a univer. on sal acquiescence in the egime of peace. ch To such a huge urban population, massed under supremely artificial eon i- ditions, the relative security aforded in by Englandas Insular situation is india at penable. Paris, Berlin, Vienna must ii Incessantly contemplate the posability ,. of invasion, and it is certain that no it ceity containing seventeen millions of ur inhabitants could withstand a slege rt The unprecedented magnitude whleh he London seems destined to attain is due sw to the fact that its rampart is the sea; at, and with every year it will become a matter of more vital moment to make c, certain thit the British navy imps the n, rampart safe.-London Spectator. s FAKIRS IN BRITISH INDIA. ee rnl and latr or astr a" caus 10 Meak Aaeirame. e mrepeas. me The IndisA newspapersareeamplahi. a ing of fakirs who, they say, are a ting a* to be particularly objectionable as rail it rad passengers. These holy m are to generally very dirty, as they cam not a. spare time from their religious dao tions and inessmant beging to atte"d a- to their toilet The fakir is addleted4 e. to the practice of rolling himself in of filth and smearing himself with die. a, gusting substances in order to propl p- tiate the deity he serves. Itishardto of decide what to do with theme objection. 4 able persons when they apply for tiek. Ad ets on the ears. The ticket agents e fear that if they refuse to let the m fakirs ride it might raise a re r- ligious disturbance. It is estimated y that three million of these meadicant 7 priests are in the Indian peninsula. Most of them are regarded by the wu ta ropean population as mere humbagsa r- who are too lazy to work for a living. it It is believed that may fakidr beaome a what they are out of sheer religious 1- devotion; for it is hard to suppose that 1 r- any human being, through a mere love of imposture, would consent to keep r. his fits closed until his nails grew through the back of his hand, aor would hold both arms above his head until e a the limbs became withered. The Pgen f eral feeling, however, seems to be that r SI most of the presentgenerationof fakirs V in India are rogaesof the worst deserlp. tics, who use their supposed sanctity i to make money out of their dupes. A fakir who applied at a railroad .b a ticket oflee not long ago llustrates u the peculiar problems with whih In. dian railway officials have to deal. He O had eontraeted the erroneous notion, r that in order toshow his noctit it was necessary for him to wear onhis pemsn Sa greater barden af ehshainsthasprisnm a convict ever staggered moder. Cha"is I and Iron bands weae loaded on his pee 1 I son until he could hardly walk. Whm She asked for a railroad ticket the aRent Sdid not feel disposed to allow all that a weight of hardware tobe arried am the prie of a passenger fare. He thought it a dangerous prealedent to estabilsh He thereupon informed the rn-boend theologian that if he wished to trvel by that line he must put hisiron ohain in a box or otherreceptale and fore i ward them at the ordinary freightdi rates. In other words, he wouald not be c permitted to travel unless he stripped himself of his armor. The fakir is usually a most voluble C person, and that particular Speelme was nothing loathe to argue the ~a ter. He talked for more tha asb hour, but could not ehange or softea the heart of the station agent, and at last I he betook himself away in madnesas ad with all his iron drapery wrapped about hianL The ailrads hasve alse had considerable trembleb with the is fkirs beenause they have rfused to trnspcrt their dvotleal slatruenits lz fmree of harge. Altogether the fakir ia regades us troublesome sd apless. at persomage by all BaLepsana who la emans in contt with him.-N. y. The Freaceh avy the lest resort atomatle rames.hu There arania t ber f SeBnlos in the rench nae whbm members aee wilinto mere the d republil tohe nasry, bat lcaSh f. t enrisus Seati theta peas is.. op o in th cvil amn irv e lbd laplyvles. j eai seb# aeQugssalmeems in rhteiseg 4 ana, and is mdanely ast thas sheae of tb satis seenray eds em ke al her of 4smntl~ae-4, A upien aYWM " flul~iLowd1b AwC·msroa n: tbie DOMESTIC CONCERNS, Im --Clean carpets by thoroughly beast ion lag them on the wrong side first, then let on the right, after which spots may be an removed by the use of ox-gall and aI. water or amonia and water.-Detroit rIl Frsee-Press the -Rice and Apple Pudding: Soak men evaporated apples and chop small. Mix we. three cups of the apples with one cup no washed rice wither without one or two t in spoonfuls of dessiccated eoooannt. Fill sin even full with the apple Juice pr water. er, and cook two or three hours in double in boiler (in a bowl, not in metal). Serve ad warm or cold with or without dressing. di- This can be baked in a pipkin in a slow ire oven.-Boston Budget. alf -When acids are spilled a bottle of household ammonia should be kept hg- where it can be reached conveniently of at any time; then, when an acid is ac Lto cidently spilled, pour ammonia over ma- the spot at once. In the case of mar iy- ble, all acids attack the lime and unless he the ammonia be used instantly, a Pm rough surface will be the result. I Id- know of nothing that will restore the es, polish to this rough surface.-Ladies 4d. Home Journal. I -Turnip Tops: All through the south 'a there is no salad so much praised as turnip-tops. The tender young leaves are freshly gathered and thrown into cold water. The pot is put over a brisk fire, and in twenty minutes the greens ' will be boiled. Take them up is a vegetable-strainer, place them in a e vegetable-dish, add a small lump of r batter, and cover the turnip-tops with of poached eggs. Sprinkle these last with pepper, and the dish has a very - appetizing look,and is extremely whole - some.-Harper's Bazar. a -Scraps: There are so many ways a of utilizing scraps, and odd pieces of ud meat, left from roasts, eta, that none 6' should ever be thrown away. Despite at the ignominy and riicule which our y humorists would have us associebte with n0 the oft familiar term '.hash," we end of that most people are really quite fend ' of good hash. Both lean and fat most Smay be ned, chopped fine, and thor e oughly mixed with nice mashed potato Sin the prtportion of one-third meat. a Season with salt and pepper and fry - quickly in a hot spider, turning and Sstirring often, but do not cover and al low to steam; serve hot.-Hosekeeper. -2oeague Sandwiches: Boil the tongue the day before you wish to use a it, when tender throw it in cold water. in a few moments it will be cool Senough, take out and peel, set away g until next day, iclee and chop fine, put I- In an earthen bowl; add enough sweet Scream and melted butter to make mnolt, it If not salt enough add more, Use Sbread that has been baked oae or two 4 days, never that which is just baked, Scut very this in even sliss, spread two a slices with better, then with the Stonge and press together. When Sready to serve t in fancy shapes, da o mond, oblong, etc. Lay in a pan and " cover with a towel until ready to use. L -N. Y. Observer. e NO REASON FOR DYEING. 1An eIir Is esaLUa I It Is sIt Well It almost goes without saying that a well-bred woman does not dye her hair. If in some moment of, I was going ti say temporary insanity, she should be induced to do it, although it would be Smortifying, and she will have to permit herself to look like a striped ashe for a short time, still it will be wisest to face the situation and allow her hair to grow beek to its natural olor. The Sfancy for blonde hair, which eas been iredited to thm iact that the beautiful empress of the French posseesed itmay really be traes as for back at history goes. It is always said thm Ee was a blonde, while the hair of Venus was, so it is told, a perfect golden. Leeretia Borgi, Lady Mrebeth, Queen Elias beth, Anne Of Austria, Marie Antlnatte were all light haired. However this does not make less mardal on' the beauty of dark latr, which from the jet blaek, which shines like ebony, to the dark browa with its glints of golden not beasur passed. The exaplanmmaon as to the df ferenaee int the hair is told very nly in an old book. It is saiMd: "That Heaven seat upon earth may women with goldten hati so that they might charm the other ihalf eO hmaity, Seeing this, the devil, who hates men, sent cooLks Thes with their saaes and ragots, diorded the humans liver and prdced the 4eir~d resault-drk skin sad hair." However, the color most esteemed Just now is a shy blonde, a shade that no dye will pro dague, and whlebh, as it must lhave a clear white coemplexton asecompaying it, as well as black brows and lashes, Is oneted a rtises rt eaee the most pe enllar san artistieagtrast. All hair is beahtitil thst i ell eared for, and if it be rameibed that smooth ernmps are best saited to dak halir and auty ea to litht, not somany mistakes will be made in arraging the cotlur. Ladle' Home JournasLt The Proper ot silk stockinsl is a mttar ol fat, now that they arM eemeemly worm. Whiteslre stoek ing shotald be waed ta st ro lather made of eastile ap or any good white soap sad warm water. Lay the steak h1s ia the lathw sad rub te siled gently wis tah imeds. Ths m wy threagly to freasth fros all eas Wring them dry i a cloth, tuinhg them wrong side oat, When thy ar asaot dry straQteh and rtab them te hads to ake thaw acoth sad inag the in shae, bat do inot l~pea Bfhek stokaing may he wa m tted ds ma wa~, t sheuld 45 with a o Ml Jia, atwaga makng th se oe wap to saks them lr ad s .ip It his great uaq to han' day stocrings, eia ad4 a the ap tpn$~CBbr 4liem