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| II II I II I I_ __ llf! I II I I I I • . . .. . . .. ... . . . . .. . - ..........MADISON TIMEs" DVOTED TO TIIE WELFARE OF MADION PARISH. VOL. 1 N"O. 50. TALLULAH MADISON PARISH LA. SATURDAY..IANITARY &, I r.: .lIl: .,.n it Yt:li .. I, i i I I i • imi N i I, niI. I i. .I i INin.ll n ..l_ i. . IAK MJIOTHBE USED TO MAKE. r JAMES WmITcoxM rnaLE. T was born In Indlany," maid a stranger lank hi salimU. al A M ellers in the restaurant was kind o' ýuyln' him. di A1s jale Jakewas slidin' him another pun' Kinl pie Aid a extra cup o' coffee with a twinkle in his eye- t 'I was born in lndiany-more'n forty year d I'ain't been baek in twenty-and I'm workin' back'ards slow:; "t I've et in every restarunt 'twixt here and p Santy Fee. St Lad I want to state this coffee tastes like git tin' home to me! r1 -ear us out another, daddy," saysthe feller (; wrmin' up.t A41cskln' crst a sauoertful, as uncle took his w aed per srn out yeoder," he went L on to Uncle Jao-- at " '*Co(se In and rit some ooffee like your moth or used to make' I taoughtor my old mother and the Posey "onty aram s tittle kid IBin ·- .IaIn" lu (terarm. -set the pot .a .biln'-brole use es and poured ',m In" And the teller kind o' halted, with a trimble i his chin. e And Uncle Jake he fetched the feller's coffee st S back; and stooda As suOkUlL fer r minute, as a undertaker would; Then hesort o' tnrned and tiptoed to'rds the kitchen door-and next, Here come his e old wife out with him, a rub bin' of her specs And she rushes for the stranger, and she hol e out "'it's him! a Thank God. we're met him comln'! Don't h u know your mother Jimr' And b the fera her her says."You It bet I bain't forgot" But, wipln. of his eyes, sayshe: "Your coffee's o mlhty hot!" TEE FIGURE IN WHITE. T A Ieteetwe's Strange Stery. 1 "There had been a big robbery of jew- 1I els from the country r. sidence of Sir George M-- in War wickshire, on De- ti cember 23, 1867. The residence of Sir Georg was about four miles from Leam- e ingtun, and two from Warwick, and steool in a small park with many trees. The entrance to the park was at the east , end or corner, and the drive was some- n what circuitous. The hou e was a large irregular building, and at Christmas it q was always tilled with guests. "On this occasion many visitors came tl a week before Curistmas Day, and there V was, of coaree, the usual round of amuse ments. On Christmas e'e there was to t be an old time jollification, and repre- s sentatives of the best peoplein theneigh borho A were to be there. It v as an oc caslon when the ladies of the family t were expected to look their best, and I some very valuable jewelry'was to be ex hibited on their persons. A PRIcaCL OxNANrrT. t "During the afternoon of December 28, thejj weiry was brought from its usu al deoseitory, and displayed in Lady 1 M- 's apartments. Much of it was very old, including a magnificent set of diamonds of great value, presented to the ] frst baronet's bride, by (harles I. The chief fieture was a stomacher, consisting of one immense gem of great purity and beauty, surrounded by a circle of garnets and emeralds alternating. The actual value of this ornament was of course very great, but the family set a value up on it which could hardly be represented in figures. "This piece of jewelry was laid on a emsion placed on Lady M- 's bed, and was gased upon with great admira ailo" by her fh;ends and visitors. The bedroom was upon the second floor, and could be entered in two ways, both lead ig 1.:om the gallery which ran round that part of the dwellin4 where the main Stairway was, anid below which was the great al! or entrance room into which I the main tioor o;ened from the grounds. One door otjenel from this gallery into Lady I 's dressing-room, which op med again ir.to hler chaber, and an otoer door opened from the gallery into a small anteroom, which in turn also opented into the chamber. oolws '".lt'icr nspectiug the jewelry, Lady M----'i visitore retired, and employed themselves until dinuer-time, according to :lteir several tastes. Lady M--- and one of her two daughterd remained in the room, and linut away the jewels. Mi-h- Julha, the datghter, seeing too case for tLe stouncher l ing cloeed upon the bed, and suppo-ing that her mother had restored the artacle to its depository, placl the ease in a cabinet where it was tiaily kept, remarking to her moth er at the time that she had done so. "When the case was opened the next day, the inside appeared as it usally did Several layers ot wool covered the contents, but on removing these nothing was foundbut a handtful of sllver and eopoer coins! I was not there, of course, to witnes the scenc, hut one may easily imauine what it mwas like. Wust prelim inary steps they took I don't know, but that msme evening I received a telegrqam at my home in Bayiwater, requiring my peesence at once at Scotland Yard. There I was dirwcted to go at once to the residence of Sir t.eorge M-. I pack ed my portmanteau, took all my stylish clothes and a few ofthose inconsiderable thinrs whici .( o ati.m a :n aderate swe:, and went don oy the London and Ni tI I \Vsteru to Lexington. I received the tele,ram at about six o'clock, and I was at Leamington by nine. Taking a arrisge, I dro';e straight to 8ir George M-'.. It want a kely night, and he re'ived me at thedoor. ox TrH aero. "'Sir Georee,' I mid, 'I amen intimate -frl si,, whom yea were expeetl and S-1-y amae Is -- Brooke.' : 'Th.t will doa sni*h~y Sir Georgeu replied, and I was shown to a room. ha There I put on my dre-s suit, and after a brief talk with my hos', who explained cot all as I have already related it, I went an down and was introduced to the guests. vet Lady M--had received the cue and saluted mue as an old friend, as did also wl the daughters. wt "[I looked ar.'und aimong the guests who, by the way, had been kept in com plete ignorance of the robbery-an 1 took p> stock of them. That night I didn't sh sleep much. I lay awake think': *ir I George had put me in possessioL .. all ti the facts and I had quietly inspected at Lady M---'s al;artments and all their in surroundings. I regretted that I had not tr brought with me a young Scotchman, f named Wats ,n, who had been my assis- wi tant fur twu or thuee yefs. and was a mi elry shrewd, intelligent fellow. Next an miorning, 1 tew;e.aphed for him in ,iph- f er, and inst:ucted him to come as my servant. litH arrived the saute afternion and soon made himself at hloue in the ha servants, hall, where he admirably sus- ea tained the character he lad assumed. wo "Now, as you may well underltand, ba I had no easy task on hand. I had been Sil a subaltern in a regiment of foot and th. had served in India, so that it was no g trouble to mue to associate with the class of per-ons I met at Sir George's. I made for myself, as I have reason to know, very agreeable and was soon on excellent Iy terms with every one in th- house. There was no doubt in my mind that let the rolbt ry had been wperpetrate by some one in the dwelling. It easequat- en ly clear to me that it had not b en ac- an complished by a domestic. My instruc tions to ºVatron were to become intimate with ti-it servant. of thi- visitors and to learn as much as he could of the 'anteced- th ents and habits of their mostere. w1 THE FIOG'RE IN wHITE. "Now let m"- go hack and tell 'o' th something which haprknecil the first ta night I was at Sir Georct.'s. I am natu- la rally, as welt as professionallv of an in quisitive tarn, sc when all had retired ca and the house was still, l arose and open- i ed the door of my room. I may tell you p1 that the first thing I did on eine .shown I to my room otn my at rival. was to oil the I lock and hinges, so trhat the dotor would in open without noise. I h.id pursued this hi t ourse ever since one of the be-t laid TI schemes I ever concocted, as it ustrated qt by the crating of a key in a lock. Well; P I opened the door noiselessly andl looked ti out. The long corridor reachine from m the central gallery to the left wine lay before me, a ver) faint lieht was flune fr. m a lamp at the head of the stairs. As I gazed without any particularobject, cl wondering. i.owever, behind which door the secret of the robbery lay owcealed of -for I was certain that some one of the I visitors was the thier--a white figure st emerged from a room between me and the gallery. I stepped back and closed it the door. Then I li-tened. Some one approached my door and paused. I fiT coultl hear the soft footfalls cease. Nay, hi I could hear the breathing of the person ol who paused andtevidently listene at my door. Then the footsteps departed. I et opened the door an i saw the figure in h white walking with downcast head to- I ward the gallery. It vanished in the it doorway from which I had seen it come. I Was I suspected, and was this the thief? tl Had she come to teconnoitre and find b out what I was about? Had her rest- et lesa and guilty spirit intuitively fixed up on me, as the orne being in that dwelling C whom it had to fear? b "'Next morn.ng I tried to select the t door out of which the figure had come tl and through which it had disappearel. e but in vain. At breakfast I glanced it around to see whose face gave signs of a disquiet or anxiety, but all appeared gay a and careless. a wAL AND ITS RULT. a "After breakfast I went into the smok- to tng room and conversed with one and si Sanother. Then I went to my room, hav- p ing first, as already said, telegraphed for b Watson. After an hour spent in thought, ii ! took a stroll through the pork. The a air was frosty and bracing. The sun shone bright, and I was beginning to collect my thoughts, and de·cide on some course of acting. Where to begin was the question? As I sauntered down the a avenue I heard a footstep Deland me. s It drew near, and presently I found Miss I Gertrade, or more properly .Mlis M--, I Ssir George's elder daughter, alongside ofh Sue. 1 tnow~dland made some remark I Sabout her being alone. "'Oh.' she said, 'I[ am going to visit two or three of my pensioners, for whom a I have a few snall presents.' a"I obesrve d that she held a leatLer Sbag in her hand. After a few further re-1 marks between us, she excused herself and hastened on. Whom did she re d mind me ofa she pseed away? Whenl I, 1 reached the gate and glanced along the i t roadl toward the villaee, Miss M- was out of sight, the redtaking an abrupt Sturn. 1 walked on in the direction she had taken for no particular reason, and :t soon came to the village. It consisted of two rows of small, unpretentious Sdwellhngls, with one here and there more Shuamble than tle rnet. I was already ap g praching the very last dwelling, a low d thatched cottage at the corner of a lane lea'ing through fltids to a farmhouse in ' the valley, wheu Miss M- caae forth l from the cott~lge and turned toward me. - She no longe, carried the bag,and had t her daildown. She stoe for mo ment and rasked me whi-h way I was go inna. I know not exactly why, hbut I e t solved to deceive her and replied I was . 5oing to see wnere the lane led, pointing to that which ran by the cottage. Ethe raid it would take me to a large ipondtd where the village children were sktating. h Then she hastened away. As I looked SI after her the fgure in white came to my 1, mind. ad r warsraLwar urtasou. id "I turned into the lane and went a I I few steps and then paused, for I heard a a step on the other side of a thicket hedge whieh separated the "wall yard at the Srear of the cot*ace from the lane. I peer te elthrough the hedge and saw a tall, stronaly built man of about twenty-five, standing with a meemrchanm in has molth, from which he was sending forth .e volumes of siooke. He wre a asalkin ad ecp, hlad andy Ihair and a full fawn-col red beaurd. At eavy pet-lJacketcovered hi - body and his lees were encased il rs breeebus and Ig booeet. leas a bld, -.i ,' . ..• .,=. . - ±x" handsome looking fellow, evidently very 7 powerful. In a few minutes he knocked the ashes from his pipe and entered the ' cot'age. I w.ent ,ack to the highway and walked on toward Warwick. In a very few minutes, my frien-l of the cot tage passed me at a brisk. rate. In his goi left hand lie carritd a bha_-the ba; tle which 1 I al seen in Mis .M1 - 's hand when she pas-ed me in the park. ic "You may Ie sure tha this excited my curibsity. Who Alas this man whom Miss M -- had evidently met by ap pointm"nt in the cottage, and to whom fre she had confiled the ulstody of her bag ? I quickened my lace and the stranger and myse'f entered the station at War- qu wick at the same molment. lie bought he a ticket for London andl I did the sam:e. In ten minutes the train comein and the w, stranger entered a car. I tfollowed him. He kept the bag on his knee in the grasp st of his hand all the time. Leamington ad was only two woiles away, so I had not At much time to think if I intended to do anything there. The train, I knew, would stop seven minutes there for 'e freshments. A BOLD ACT. fo. "As the speed slackened, I placed my so hand on the arm of the stranger and li, said : "'Excuse me-- 'm an offic.'r, and 1 want to know what you have in tha ;o bag. There was :, robbery of jewels at e( Sir Geo.rge M -'s yesterday and I know ,, that a lady from he house was in comn munication with you an hour ago and be gave you that bag.' 'Thme stranger grew pale and apt eared ed for a moment as thoath he o ould spring s on me and crush me. As the train stopped, he glanced through the window. al Then he turned to me and said: "'You mpy take the baz, if you will cl let me go.' tr "' But are the iewels in it ?' I asked. "'Look,' was the reply. I opened the hi snap and under - silk handkerchief there sure enough were the precious gems. "'Get out,' I said, 'and we will talk about it.' "He stepped from t,,e car an i I follow ed him with my hand on the bar. At the same moment he released the bag which I clutchedl. Then he :aid: "'You see that stout we'l-dressed gen tleman with the white hair and r:.ous tache? He is the principal in this thing. to Let me speak to him.' "I warned him not to attempt to es- a cape and he iaughed at the idea. He walked up to the g ntleman he had ai pointed out ana gre:.ted him cordially. The gentleman returned his greeting - with equal warmth. I had my revolver in my overcoat pocket and I placed my tr hand upon it ready for use, if needful. The gentleman becaoned a porter who quitted tle station. In a minute two p 1 c-ean entered. The gentleman and l' the officers spoke together and the next a moment approached me. H TURNING THE TABLS. C "MIv man of the cottage followed them fc closemy, ani pointing to me said: "I charge this man with the robbery ý of diamonds from the house of Sir George M- . He has them now in his posses sion' "The gentleman, seeing the officer hee itate said: "'This is Sir Georre's son; and he has followed this man from the neighbor- b hood of his father's house. Arrest him ii on my authority as a maristrate.' 1 '"For a time I was almost dumbfound- w Ied at this man's audacity. I protested, however, that I was .n officer and that b I had been summoned by Sir George a from London to in vestigate the robbery. I told Colonel Wyse as I found the gen- a tleman was named. all the particulars, 1 but it was all in vain. Col. Wyse dir ected the officer to lock me up and order- ti ed the jewels to be delivered up. Sir s1 t George's son, mind you--I doubted his b being anything of the sort-took the bag, B saving that he would return home with the jewels and set the minds ol his par- e ents at rest, and be back by three o'clock in the afternoon, for which time my ex- I f amination was set down. a "Of course my accuser failed to appear, and Col. Wvse felt constrained to allow me to to. I returned immediately to I Sir George's, and soliciting a private in- r terview in the library, told the whole a i story. He stood leaning on the mantel- ' piece and never spoke once. Suddenly r his arm tell and lie dr)pped to the floor t, in an apopletic fit. He never ralh d, e and was dead before the morning. THE NEW SIR GEORGEO e "I found that Sir George's only son *had incurred his father's displeasure by e ma .y evil courses, ending in his dismi s . al from the army. Nevertheless he was i I his fathei's heir, and was at once sum Smoned by teleiraoh. By noon he ar ) rived,and in the new Sir George M--- l Irecognised my stalwart friend of the I cottage and the railroad train. He en it ter d the hall carrying the very bag ' whose contents I knew so well. "The gu- ets were, of course, leaving as r fast as they could get tcgether their - things; and I was about tostep into a if carrage, when the but'ter said that Lady e- M dlesired to see me. I went with w Ithe messenger, and Iound her ladyship e in her private parlor. s ""Mr.Brooke,'she said,'wehavefound Pt the missing jewels In fact, they were e -simply misaid. You have had sonme d troube, and must not go unrequited." td "Thereupon she handed me a hundred s and fifty pounds. As we msat in the train, ei Watson told me all he had learnedin p"Ithe servants' hall. Younna George had eI gambled away a fortune left him by an e aunt, ani had become so involved that n he had to resort to the usurers. After th that he procured money from his sister Ie. Gertrude. All her allowance went to ad him. Her jewelry vanishedt and she l> even borrowed money to furnmshed him - with means. Finally, at Gerge's sug~ - gestion, without doubt, she was induced a to steal the stomacher. How cleverly 1 she did it needs not be told. he "Sir Geore is married to an ear.'s tadaughlter, and one of these days will be g. a member .f Parliament. He has sown ed his wild oats and escaped better than 'Y most. He didn't forget his sister, for when she married recently he settled upon her an income which will enable her to keep up princely state as long as t a shte lives, indepet lently of her husband. ia "How do I kuow ,hat she stole thedia Ige monds at her brother's suggestion? he Well, I don't know of my own knowl er- edge, but I can put that and that togeth al, er. You can easily understand the case re, from hat I have already told you. Of hus coursne, my discovery was by the purest rth accident, as Miss Mh- was thelast per in son in the world I should have suspect ol- ed of such a amie." red -__ i Few things are impossible to diligence ldl nad stkrill. THE DBR IMME'! LAST TBIP. only 'Wall Me For the Pirt Train Porter, iler 'mn Going'Wom. Tl "I have taken my last order. I am is a going Home," he said % the clock struck mdr, the minight Lour. 4t wet, The nurse looked ate doctor with a and -itnificant glance, an hispered : "His mind wanders culr Presently he lifted bhb feverish head at-arm from it' pillow. erýtl "An! letters from th ouse?" he in- BMW quired. 'Thepe ougl t to be letters here." gnpn Then he slept, and 4h his sleep lie l+! was a boy again- bled of fishing tiak streams where the out played- of on school hours and rom with his. mates. te At twelve he sudJdenly -takened. pull "All right," he called in a strong voice, t1 " "I'm ready !" mIri, lie thought the porter had called him it w for an early train. The doctor laid a I, :o soothing hand on him and be slept. In TI his sleep he murmured: for t "Show you samples of our goods. I'm ytal going off the road now. This Order mnch closes me out. The House has called the uae in. Going to have my first vacation oft but I shall lo'e time-time--time !" ro He drowsbe' off and the doctor count- hea ed his pulse. Suddenly the sick main wlhi started up. can "Give me a letter from home. Ellen oftl always writes to mehere. Deargirl, she bav never disappointed me yet-and the Fr children They will forget me if my wor trips are too long. I have only a few and wiore towns to sell-I promised to be soil home Christmas-1 promised to be Home wei -promnised-" He slept atain, and again awakened with a start. S"No word from the House yet?" He was goivg fast now. The doctor heat over him, and repeated, in a com ,forting voice, the precious words of A promise: :er "In my Father's House are many man sions. lf it were not so I would have Ifo told '.ou." but "Yes- es," said the dying traveler, and aintly. "It is a clear statement. It is a out good House to travel for. It deals ,air and square with its men." The chill December morning dawned balm -the end was very near. The sick man oth wa, approaching the undiscovered land as I from whose bourne no traveler returns. "I've changed my route,' he mcurmur ed. faintly. "Tile House is calling me Ian, in-write to Ellen and the children that bed I': .-on-- my-way-Home-it's in my ru sample case-without price-a good House-fills all its orders as agreed. J~ Call me for the first tra.n-1 am going to make the round trip and get Home to for Christmas." ser They laid his head back on the pillow. up lie had made the round trip. He had YOu gone Home f.r Christmas." Mrs. Rayne. ant eve INDIVIbUIALITlES. oft The Marchioness cf Lorne is said to wal be an invete'iate :moker of the wicked but little cigarette, and can make one with mo the grace and dexterity of a Spanish ble woman. for 1+ Campanini owns two hundred and fifty I A head of cattle in Italy, where he now doi e acts as farmer, wine-iaker, miller, silk- ys' r grower, linen manufacturer, cattle-dealer ne J and tenor. " iwo prelat s most conspicuously men- di r tioned in connection with the successor ir ship to Cqrdinal McCloskoy are Arch is bishop Feehan, of Chicago, and Arch- he' 3+ bishop Biggons, of Baltimoie. to h 'I never allow ,;usinesa of any kind to r- ent.r my chamber-door," said Mr. Glad- twi k stone, recently ; "in all my political life, tin F I have never been kept awake five wa minutes by any debate in Parliament." Pri Dr. Von Bulow has been at it again. Po Playing a Brahms concerto at Frankfort, recently, he stopped in the middle of it, le said the piano was out of tune, and he 1 1- would finish the piece some other time. go, ly "R. M. Bishop, once the Chief Justice spi Sof Ohio, is iow a cigar peddler; Frank sei James, once a great handit, is now a Mlissouri politician." Soch is the brace of ducks humor3usly held up by the an Current of Chicago. toi y It issaid tlhat Proiessor Edmund Gosne, a of Cambridge University, Englana, who foi as is lecturirg in this country, has never - atlended school or college, baut was edun Lr- cated at home, under the carelul super- th - vision of his mother, a lady of rare cult- hi I ure and force of character. er - Major Ben : Perley Poore usea a colon m g after the abbreviation of his first name, g in accord with the usage of the "Father hi U o! ihe Republic," citinm Gee: Wash ir ington, Thee: Jeffereon, and other emi a nen authorities, of whom he has auto P graph letters with that form of punctua t ion. Mr. Edmund Gosse's determination, a d afier ariving in this country, to drop l e the middle "W." from his aigrature, is ol Squite in a line with a special American ki cusiom. Not a few eminent men in art, ed letters, and iournalism hereabouts have b in, recenly followed a similar practice, is in especially with respect to the initial of a d first nlame. n Mr. Labouchere: "The Emperor Wil- C liam has a saeacious aversioa to washing S ter dirty linen min public, and never forgives I any royal personage whose adiscretion o anes a scandal. 'Do nothing; amy he nothing; time will put everythimr to a rights.' This s his invariable answer * when one member of his family comes to complain of another." General Wade Hampton, it is said, a ' imtended to send to the New Orleans Exposition a wonderful tame crow which n could talk nmuch mrore fluently than a n Edgar Poe's raven. Its favorite phrase ur was, "iltllo ! how are you?" and on one d occasion it put to flight a i oe flock of bie crows by appearing am ttme midst of them (t as and uttering the words. nd. _ PeemItarltes of raleloba 3 .1l. wl- On the Canadian Pacific railway, west th- of Winnipeg. ;t is noticesbie that all the Sprairie lind is free from stoners. For Sgreat distances alonug the lir.e, one bushel er-of stones could not be galhtered in fifty elt- miles. In she neighborhood ofBrandon the soil is gravelly, and there are some e large bowlders, which are straited in the astand westdireetion; these are the only bowlder- to be met with ',r 415 miles from Winnipec. Ku, The ablsen!ce "f eartlh.r-oris and slugs is a marke I ca'ure . f iths soil. When I dry, it is hard to work ; during the sum merit can cearcely Ibe plowed, when I' wet, it adlhre- -o, bard to c irrince' wheels The and I o 'l!. Ithat i. c D. ollly be removedl ife hy bI, t :ilapd ,.ii. A v.er litl ino,::s tlre ,1-t h c' thl:is state. It i- very d:tli cult * woek in Ihi. conllitioln at it tc.I tn scarcel\ te cast <ff the -hovel or the iit sc'raIler; ith 20 per cent. unosture it u,. souxebult rt.-tnodles halms--et it:a-tic ,rm clue. The most adhe: io qt:alities of this soil are termed "g'nullb." When he 'gunhbo" dric- it Irkes too hard it Ie illi lp!ised ; in s5eve ral occas('sll It was tint takes out with IDicks, in iar.e blocks. l, r and laid by hand in tie 1IoIup. In its wordt csndti n .it iooi-ture i' will holdi the hsf- oft'erse- , akin, in it anul ti pull their shits. .if; Itiis i as oenuirredl h r. 1 *tll;., at d within one hotl , hitker h. .v'u been et. Tit authr. kltin- r drit d ,nd soaked s n.i, ,f it, and e foi. 1 it w 0l I ab-or, 72 p r ceit. or i, isturee hi :ore beouing "'lurry." The frº-t pe-netrates the ground to a consil, rable depth. In the excavations for the Inimit sewer in Wiillllipe sIl, ell ytars ago, a layer of frozen ciiy, twelve liei 'nchels thick, was found eight leet I, lw il the surlac, in the Mconth -it Atu.u-t. Thl, presence of fro-t ia the lover layers m. of the subsoil is not ureju.icial to the b' 'rowth of the csop. The soil does not ti heave when the frost leaves it in spring. les which is a marked difference to the clay subsoils ol thie eastern provinces. Houses my can be built on sills laid on t .e surface u of the ground ; foundation walls of piles wot have to be carried down eight feet. ed Frost has a beneficial effect on the earth works, crumtblhng down the "sumbo' al" and causing it to fail like fine garden No soil. It also consolidates the embank- 111 ments. lcisntiflc Am-rican. It ifi TREED DY A COON. no How a Sarkey Waiter Got Even with a al Judge Who Wouldn't Fee Him. Sh As v·e got into Soutfh Carolina we sh' were joined by a judge from Pittsbura. re I forget just what coutt hlie was jude of, but he was traveling S :utth for his health en and had just figured up that he had paid l.e out $25 in fees to waiters and was mad all the way through. He vowed by his wi baldness that he wouldn't pay out an- ed other red cent and we encouraged him foi as hard as we could. i When we went up to the hotel the Ai landlord gave us a bif room with three beds in it. A big tg br brought up the trunks, and when he was ready to go tLe Judge called to him and said: t "Colored person,stand up now. I want to say to you that I shall expec, proper Psr service without fees. You have brought re up my trunk; that's all right-it was gi your business to. I shall want water la and I may want a fire and I shall proba- wi bly want you to go of errands, but if you even look fees at we-I'll throw you out be of the winilow." We were there two days, and the bi waiter was vigilant, humble and willing, ab but as we made ready to depart the to morning of the third in comes a consta ble with a warrant to arrest the Judge na for personal violence. th I It took two of us to hold the Judge ea d clown on his back during his tir-t parox- in ysm, and when he cooled off a little the la r negro lipped into the room and said: in White man, stand up! Now, I want to say to you dat a five-dollar bill settles ne dis yer case jist as I feel nowt but if you of oto pullin' hair or kickin' I 11 stick fur fe 25. Dst Justice am my brudder and of he's jist achin' to send some white man u, to fil fur six month's." d o We sat on the Judge again for about in twenty mninute:, at the end of thi-hl b time le handed over the amount and tt e was pronounced sane. Detroit Free Pres. of YANKEE DOOMDLE. I st ppeed Orsigi of the soag. e Every once in a while oar n stional e. song, "Yankee Doodle," is toe cause of a a spirited dispute among those, who at k search after the origin of such things. n, Such a controversy is on just at present d4 and it is reviving some interesting his- ai tory about that old-fashioned tune. 11 , From the beet theories that can be b Sformed, it is probably that "Yankee f r Doodle" first came from tiolland. In 0 the low countries of that kingdom there ' t- has long been a sonr which the harvest ers sang, illustrating the fact that butter- o en milk and one tenth of the grain they e, Igathered was given as t'ie price of their r labor. It uns thus: e Yanke dldel, doodledown, S Didel, dudel lauter, S Yanke viver, voover vown, -. [ otermllk und Tauther. The air to which the-e wor is were I, sung was afterward carried to Eqgland I oP and applied to words written in deristion a ofCromwel. slmostexactly as they were s a known in thist country, and nramed rt "Nankee Ik)ondle." The scng was be brought to this land soon after the land e igof our forefathers and was known i fa as"Lydia Fisher's Jiun." In 1775 the regular troops, while the Continental SCoosress was discu'sing the question of teprating from the mother country. Se to sing such verses as these: Z Nankee Doodles4.e to town For to buyr s mk; we will tar aod feather him, And o be will John HRSho. SIt was not adopted by the Americias aa familiar air untilaftLerlthe battles of Concord and Lexington, whna tuhe bris id, ade under Lord Percy marched out of n t Boston, playiog, by way of contempt. ch "Lvdia Fl-her's Jig," or what is now '- known as 'Yankee Doodle." Phildel * Fhia Times. of Tuere is another fellow who ha.s some em thing to say about Belva Lockwood's candidacy for th re iiidenev. lie li ea in Wood countyv, anl remarks that no pe-on yet was ever chief mgiastrate ,of this great countyv, and never will be. est who puts on his clothes over his head. the Toledo American. For "Duspairing Housewife." Yes, there ihel is a wa" to solve the sc rvant girl prob lfty Lem. First, the world must learn to live don on scup, and after that all will be easy. me 8.up companies can be formed, the soup ctveyel to houses by pipes. and then the kel t con.ttntly on tap the same as wa ther t rj... Philadelphia Call. AU ITION EB TK.!O AH WB1 *. KIlao-kina dowS a Wilfe for wesat) Shillings and a Dog. Th l'he' Aunnial I:R i-ter firl I S3a : an It:l t"iutit f i sit nlar wife .a'l,. .Iot!('l ! Thinlllll. farmer, alter a bri '1 mnarried lifte of lthree yea:r-, linlirg thiat the un itn wa- irks, me. aerc il with ihis wit'e ti -eparate. ..Actin g ip'lln the Irevtalenit 0 t i nth.it lt) iutttung iis slpu u'i to .uit iln. lnd .ii I.ilr.inll wi:h fI or, the Ina r' It nd' were lorl unlooe1 lie cauI,' tn I artile and i, y li n II .e l- i aiii ailt'l'e the -ale. At inoon thI, ni1' tioo 'oniimerlt'l'd in the ltrt".emeel of a liare unilietlr of Ip " lIts; tl:: wif, a Sain! V, I ve y ;nmslclu· 4 th-u4 I4 wo anti at i tl I' . i-' ' I , _P!,. 'cull pei I tt'tn' i I.'u .k b:ail', \ith it hallerl(r l s'rai r itld lit r inecl. l' ., i."st, - ai p ki "'t in:leitn, I lave tol I icl tr i yovlur ntite hi wir . .% ii.a , Annet Thinton, clit. het eV I hlais, w lh,l I ui'e.n to sell tothe hliie-t land falire-t biddel. i ientlemen, it is her wish, as well a- prol line, to part foirevr. She ihis bIen to cor me only a thorn serent. I I.ok her for six i ml e n:trl atllt the go ii llf iy llowe, ase blut s' ite.uie miV titientor, a dimies- seI tic :curs, a niglit invasion anlid daily devil. Gicnti-uan I speak truth from my heart licit I say l:lay God dit liver us irtm tr'tultlesolne wives anti frolic some wnuen! Avoid them as io:! would a mad doe. a roaring lion a loadl ed pistol, cholera mnorbus, Mount .Etnia tor any oither pljtilential thing in nature. Now, I have shown yo:: the dark side of my wife, and told you oif her faiults anti tailings; I will ineodtiue the brilit ani sunny side of her, and explain her q nal ifications and goodness. She can read novels and milk cowI ; she can laaiisi and weep with the smune ease that Vou could take a glass of ale wlihen thir' !. She can make butter anti sold lthe mea; I she can sing Moore's neholies, anti pla;t her frills and calp; she cannot i:,ake rum, gin or whisky, but he is a goodl judge of the quality Iron long exleri ence in tasting them. I therefore ofier her with all her perle ctions and imper fIcitios for the aint o. fifty hiill ngi:." The sequel of tha stort is that alter waiting albout an hlioir. lhouison knocwk ed down the "lit" to one Henry Mears for twenty shillings and a Newfounm land eg, and the parties separ.ted. be ing mutually pleased with theirbargain. Al the Year Rund. Wasted Her Walked Through. The other night at Compton hall a shi niasqueiade ball was in pro.res.. We pat on black dominos and jiined the revelers. A quadrille was about to be gin. I saw a sylph in pink, with a white lace mask, seated on a bench along tie wall. " May I have the the pleasure?" mid I, boldly. "Well, I had a partner for the dance, but I guess he ain't going to turn up," she answered, in that tiny voice that be tokens the democracy. We joined a set which was forming near by, and the dance struck up. At the calls to swing partner or vis-a-vis, each couple would embrace and indulge R in a half-minute waltz. To be in the lashion I did likewise, my pertner noth ing averse. t Looking around after the first figure I noticed that a short little mtn in our I own set was eli.ring at me in the most r ferocious manner thro through the eye-holes Sof his sky-blue mask. I glared back ' undaunted. The second figure was danced with more turns and more waltz ing. The little brute glared fierc.r than before. Presently, as I passed him in the dance, lih hissed in my ear: "Just walk my wife through the rest of this, will you?" And I meekly did. San Francisco rt Ingleside. Didn't Deserve It. a f you had looked plump into his eyes 0 and saw tie rogush twinkle, you would i. never have been taken in by the ver h dant youth, who had, apparently, just arrived from the interior of the State. He made a desperate effort to conceal his greenness. Yet she was a trifle too fresh when she attracted his atlention on the street the other evening. She wound her arms around his r.eck and rmitted her love to go out to him; she thed him in wine, and in the ec-tacy - of his delight he could 'rnly explain : "I don't deS-erve all this" This seemed to increase her dt votion r to him, and her warm cears of love wash ed his flushed c teeks "I really don't deserve all thmis." "Yes you do. dearie. I know I can win your love.: And more love and a tightened embrace followed. e "My G--d, I don'tdeserve all this hap n- "You certainly do, my darling." she e exclsined. 'd "Oh, no, I don't." a "Why dn't you deserve it, my love?" - "I aint got a d-d red cent." Carl n Pretzel's Weekly. The sweetest onad food ear ca near Is sole of maiden in her teens; The sweetest voite of damsels dear Is balmy-breathing Adetllae's. ShiTL the e th tou eoe I iThedarkest eyes e." loveli st lght It Is that of blooming Adelnme. e The sotest light of darkness made Is raven tresses temper'd sheen; Of Jetest gloss are those taat shade The brow of radiant Adeline. The purest grace of earth or air,. Is gentle girlhood's winsome mien; te No fairest form of maiden fair no Were match for dainty Adeline. For heavenly dower love's wealth Is beist, he. Thbe simple sirs ma;e more than queens; d And fondest beart that beats In breast Dwells within tender Adedne's "You must come and see me, my dear," ive said a lady to a little girl of her acquamin sy. tance. "Do you know my n::nober'' eup "Oh, yes, nma'anm," reap nded the in ien o,-ent child. "Pam sars you always Wa- liv at sixes and sevens.' Detroit Free Pressa. ROLLER SKATING. The New 4rale, Thiat lian Taken.I Pose eaatonu of the o'oteslr). Roller skating la.s reached \\onderftul piroaiortioun in the .ities and towns of the coulltry. In one small c(it) there are twenty six rinks in operation. lIhelow will Ie ftoundt a series of sketchlies illui.tralinim somet of the sceneltin the skatin:t rink. A rear view of the skaters on wheels. -/s ' 1 I Side view of a pair of substantial but well tshaped ladle's feet. The belle of the rink with dainty feet and graceful motion. The duel act. A familiar scene in the Srink. A collision--big feet in fantastic attitode e Thebelle and herbean. Theenvy of the multitude. k A1 .aII-em-.oplll. "Yes, my friendls, yea s!" he thundered as he waved his arms around and grew red inthe face. 'These rjilnroatls are the leeches of the land! They are suck ing the life-blood of indattry! If elect ed to the Legislature, my first and last and greatest effort shall be directed to n; putting the bharness on this rampant rac er of monopoly !" He was elected last November. He started for Albany ye.terday and a crowd of bis constituents was at the depot to chIeer him off. "Yes, my frienls, w,. will humble this iaonopols." he said, from a rear pli - iform; and then taking a seat in the Car hie gAt his railroadl pass read to show to, t;e ,otndiwtAor! Wall Street News. .nore Io de Than mLake up iHer lald. H,--"Ils't Misr Paudinzton a hand et, sonmeC girl ?" Shte -"Do you think sot" He-'-"I do. Her rorm is elegant." She--"Appear.inces ttften deceiv,. SFor instance, -lie is lifferent from jrt in.- Wlen I mtake ui, Iv m ind to ,to to : party I go,, It 'e in i ie-' We'?" avhs Si--\,'Wll, ait r hr. 'i ,·., ti 1l t ree nd in~he i oble hed lt, itnikI' u lr" body, too."n loston Courier.