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DEVOTED TO THIE WELFARE OF MAIDSON PARISH.
VOL. II NO. 10. TALLULAH MADISON PARISH LA SATURDAY. APRIL 18, 1885 TERS: 82.00 PER YAR
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SLAVES IN PERSIA.
A Bright Picture of Scenes of Ser
An Easy and Lexrkes Life for Wemea.-The
Lordly Master of the Slaves, and His
The best kind of slaves are the Habh
asshis, or so-called Abyssinians. These
are of a high type. The lips are thin
the c l)r light brown; there is often a
distinct red in the cheeks; the hair
is long, often nearly straight; both
males and females have considerable
pretensions to good looks. As much
ds £80 or £100 may be given fira healthy
young lHabashi girl. As a rule, these
girls are bought not as servants but as
wives. Young Habasehis of both sexes
are purchased by the grandees of Persia
as playmates and confidential servants
fr theirsons and daughters. The girls
become the confl ;antes of their young
mistresses, and ultimately occupy the
positions of housekeepers or wardrobe
women. The young Hsbasshi boys are
the play-fellows and fellow students of
their youthful masters, often fulfilling
theduties of "whipping boys." I have
seen the little slave and playfellow of the
Jellal u-doaleh, the son of the King's
eldest son, a child of three, wrestling
with his infant master, to the great
amusement of his father. The two chil
dren seemed quite like brothers; and I
we told that the only way of keeping
Tas YOUNG PRorlCU
ia order was to threaten the slave with a
whipping. That little black boy some
day or other will be a great personage,
as, in all probability, his master will be
Shah of Persia. From this clan ofslaves
are taken the eunuchs (few nowadays)
main'a;ned by nobility. The few eunuch
children imported are eagerly purchased
at double or treble the price of ordinary
slaves. As a rule the Htabashis are del
lete, and feel the severe winter of cen
traland northern Persia. The greatest
care is taken of them. They do no real
work, and It is not expected of them.
They are well clad, and often the master
or mistress glories in lavishing money
on the dress of a favorite slave. tiome
imes the Persian, by a fall in rank or
through money losses, becomes unable
to keep his slaves. Does he sell them?
No; that would be too degrading. He
simply frees them, and as a rule the
slave is nlade a freedman very much
spinst the grain. The i esian slave
then, is treated much more as a child
than as a slave. His master desa not
hesitate to male him witit his own
daughter; oa frequently prepses- t
ag slave may bems the legima
sramrrss ok A aoEsarosD
or even a favorite wife, ruling her less
fortunate white rivals. The servants a
bave to take their chance; the warmest
corner, the teat food. the most solid and B
stylish clothing, are kept for the slaves.
Lanuchs are owned only in the hou es A
ef the great and rich. Save in the a
-breu s of the 8bhah and his soua, one
-much only rAles over the flocks of
ladles, servants and children, who are
all uader his absolute authority. I have o
only known t-o white euachs in a long
experience in Persia, and these men
have probably beeh political offenders or
the sons of political criminals. Political 8
pretenders are also frequently blinded; ;
or in the Cast a blind sing cannot reign.
The eunuchs generally have thein quar
ters in thd ltareas theuaseives, and as a
rule they seldom quit their precincts. o
When they do they are treated with G
est respect on account of the powerful
.uesoe they yield. The ladiers them
rlves always treat their guardian with a
gaitest raspect,addree him as 'Master,' i
anid invite him to be seated. Iite the
high oaicers of state, he carenms a long
wana of ofce, and this wand is often
enorted with gems. He often attends
U DALUY CoUnCOL
o his masttr it he be a provinc'al Gov- *
ernor, and there his advice is listened to
wtb respect: and be takes precedence
of all except the Minister, Vice Governor
or Wuseer. Of course he plunges his di
band into the political pie, much to his of
own advantaie. He may do nothing for ,
it, but his had is ever open. The seo
sin is good horseman, a favorite boon
compa ko, and a clever ehot, generlly ft
popular as the prince of good fellows. th
BIt the eunach agesoon. Heis anold
man stforty; sa aeef men he is nevesr
to be mistaken--his maakea houlders. f
hs boeardless face, and hb hollow coagh h
mark him oct distinctly. In Pernas,
slaves are well fed, well clothed, and
well treated; the people look on them as
equals, not inferiors; culor is no dom fa
dation; they are not put to hard lzbor;
thbe lasw is the same practically for them ,
as fr thlers. Mothers are not aeparat- F
ed hem their children, or husband efom
their wives. They soon become absorb
ed by msrrisage amonag the Persians, and
I ema fancy no happier lot for the easlav
ed black than to be sold in Persia.
Sesmtor Mshone is a great man. Many b
people may not believe tbis, bat it is
tru, nevethlem. A shirt time ago
the weusened Senator from Virginia lost g(
a dog. Hethought tbast it was a valaa
bIedeg- Soheadvertised for it, offeriag
a "liberal reward" tor the retqrn of the I
canine. A manin this cty,who bhasnot e
the alleged blemsing of ribhes, found in
his yard aitrange dog. The strange dog
tallied with the advertised description of
Mahone's lost pet. So our man took the I
dog ap Mahe ap bhtel and left the spni- Ii
mel t.re ae aloesled on Nab..,
whose dog it really was, fr the "liberal
newos4 ab.n.. oes Io an. Na was
mt in to half a dores ausequmet arls I
hem the rtasr of the dog. The mesteI d
e finally concluded that he had struck a
pretty bad scheme. So he transferred
his interest in the "liberal reward" to
another man, on condition that the other
r. man should give him twenty five per
cent. of what he collected from Mahone.
The man to whom the matter was trans
ferred caught Senator Mahone--ater
many previous efforts in the same
direction-the other day. Mr. Mahone
be was equal to the occasion. He gave the
]b deputed agent of the "liberal reward"
the sum of or.e dollar. Senator Mahone
is a great man, as we said when we
started out to write this little paragraph.
b- A maser Tees.
se "By that means I convince my custo
in mers that I don't sell oleomargarine,"
a said a white-aproned butterman, point
ir ing to two 'hina sauce boats that stood
h in the Farmer's Market. In each sauce
le boat lay a little coil of common lampwick
h one end of which hung out of the nose of I
y the vessel. "Now," said the dealer,
e pointin to two firkins, "one of those
I contains oleomargarine, made in Con
O necticut, and the other holds salt-packed I
is butter from Ohio. See if you can detect
tl the genuine from the imitation." The
Is reporter tried and failed. In flavor,
g smell and appearance they were identi
e cal. f
e The butter man continued: "The 3leo
matgar.ne will deceive nine buyers out s
e often, but I will expose it for you." Hie
if drooped a lump of the oleomargarine as
gi large as an egg into a tin cup, and in
e another cup he placed a similar sized
piece of the salt packed The cinp were fi
e held over a blazing little charcoal furnace
a until their contents were melted. Then
g the oleomargarine was poured in one
sauce boat and the butter into the other.
The aicks were lighted. Both burned
rradilv, and time butter sent up a faint a
I and pleasant smoke. From the oleomar. fi
enrmne, however. came the nasty and
unmistakable stench of burning rancid tl
grease. "Since I began showing the E
difference tetween butter and oleomar
garine," said the' dealer, as he snuffed
out the wicks,"mj business ha doubled."
IN TrHIS MIBSON GARDEN.
I speak not the English well, but Pachita ir
She speak for me; it not so, my Pancha?
Bh. little roue! Come salute me the strn e
Sir, i my country we say, "Where the heart
There llve the speech." Ah! you not under- a
Pardon an old man-whatyou call "ol' fogy"- at
Old, senor, old! ust old as the Mision. a
fou see that pear tree? How old you think.
Fifteen year? Twent? A, senor. Just fty
Gone stine I pleat him.
You like the we? It is some at the 2iahe.
Madehfrom the grape of the year eghteen hi
All the same time when the earthquake he hi
San Juan Bautists.
But Pancha i twelve, andshe i tie roetree: pl
And I am the olive., sad thiLs i the garden.
Aad Pasuea we say, but her name Is Franois
Same like her mother. hi
b, you knew her? No? A llit is story T-
ut I _eak not, like Psebita, the Esglhb. di
So? I I try, you will sit here beside me an
Aah shall aos laug, et? ans
When the Amerlcan come to the Mission t
Many arrive to the house of Fransosot. fo
One-be was fine man-he buy the cattle
SJose Cfu tro. t
Bo!-he come much, and Franoise she saw jul
And it war lve-and a very dry season
And the pers bake on the tree-and the ras aa
But not Franoioa- tc
Not for one year; and one night I have walk wl
Under theolive tree, when comes Franc - ph
Comes to me here, with her chld, this Frai- etc
Under the olive tree. hli
Sir. it warsad-butl jisak not the Unglleh-
oI-ehre stay bore and wat for her husband,
He oo no more, and she sleep on the hillU- fu
There ads Pohtoa.
Ab I thee's the Ag Wmil y net enter? f
Or shall you walk n the garden with PanchaL sal
Go, little roaue--stt-ttend to te stranger.
l dlsa , ttes .a, e
PACEIYA (brktr.) sal:
ise yat, beate l tsl to ay meeegl. w
A Flairbery the old an'man who is smewhat ad-h
"a'ted to trsoiurkng ha apoor opnon
-i uhappened thus: U areet
Abbth, when the sn shone rar em
arm upth the glieteri
the tOnking of the merry aleigh beeul
ditedng out entaicingly upon the winter airn
othe gment -m aids invit hie much better It
halppene to jdin ths: merry throng. Hatbe-ti
and pbath n thegh thone brille they
rmnd thpon thelves ipon teri plain below.
faeqent hoo"a tppd" hte a once withd, ad
the tinding fthe merry ofltheidy thel
ruling ptselo seised po, and he neair,
hed toj trade. He s pnthe
virtues of the hostated for Wathe had
owned him them ee pon the pla s lo t
ohi better half ppoke itn withyo haret
maowned him mspped"oe than elht He ith ve
chmman lId win th hslb and nrith
r"I weld not iell him," a he s"t I
d to trad se exnatJdd t n
irThat settled it aowl t and e ih e
omae him tled mnt the rtd athd point
tis battion werhl e b e oner of the day.
oThe Journey homoe thwas no eiht s joyouHs s
the anu ew it is a e a eded fact that
hore trade he will lesse his wife at
Swaod not salhim" hemsal.bntI
epct tto omanl exteaded taorin s We
"Oh, Be," said his wil i n ori~ad I
a oentons, or the gingl siay, eith bpee
th mIt, ad it is a settled fact 4t
d~teu tamb flmlycovid: i
a That there were never mere than a
ed sergeant and ten men of the confederate
to army actively engaged at one time.
er That Grant was surprised at all points.
e. That he was killed early in the first
s- day's fight.
er That the federal force outnumbered
ie the stars in the heavens about ten to
e one. "
That Grant's army was routed and
re driven clear across the Tennessee river
b. into the mountains.
That it never came back again, and is
That the valor of a teamster in Buell's
*- army, who did not get there until some
," time the next week, saved the day for
t- Grant. I make this statement on the
d smhority of the teamster himself, who
a ought to know.
k That a drummer boy did all Grant's
)f fighting for him. I am credibly inform
r ed of this fact by a eon of the drummer
boy, who had it directly from his father.
The widow McLaupahliu's husband, a
- corporal who commanded the federal
I right, finally led the movement that
I drove Beauregard from the field. I have
a letter from the widow-who, by the I
e way, desires that her pension be increas
, ed-to prove this.
That all the fighting was dcne on the I
Except that which followed on the
t second day;
C That both sides were vastly outnum- I
That each side lost the most men.
That it was only a reconnaissance in
t force; .
SThat it was merely a skirmish;
That everybody in America was there
That nobody was there;
That there was no battle of Shiloh;
l That there are a powerful sight more
t men writing about it than were in the
I That the fiercest charge was made by l
I the sutler. Burdette in Burlington
SWALLOWED Hss TBsU.
eea etdly Unpleasant Predleament el b
a messom irakeama. c
Employed on a bra ich of the New
York and New England railroad is a
man of 35 or 38 years of mortal experi
ence, says the Boston Herald, who can
to-day testif. that none of those years ti
have brought to him such unprecedented n
surprises both painful and pleasureable, a
as the last. In consequence of the ab- n
sence of five prominent teeth, he had a
made for him a rubber plate w ith five al
artificial teeth attached and which work- o1
edquite to his satisfaction. On retiring
late ,ne night in November he forgot to
remove them from his'mouth, as washis *
habit, and upon awakiagin the morning
he felt that dawning consciousness that di
comes upon one so gradually as one L
rouses from slumber, that the rubber FI
plate containing five teeth was not in its as
should-be receptacle, the tumbler of t
water, neither was it clinging firmly to i
his upper jaw. At the same anxious
moment he experienced something of a i
discomfort in the region of his throat, st
and calling his wife aswed her to ex- pr
awinqde l ocaliW, which the did; and I
to her mrprise, behell the retreating y
form of that selftme plate, which had P
vainly tried to ft itself to the cavity ofo
the threat, but in so doing had lode, ha
just too low for her armp. He prcee d sti
at once to his physician, and underwent en
a series of attemots to extract it, which
were unsuccessful. He was then taken
to the Masmsacusetts general hospital,
where all efforts to extract the teeth
proved also of no avail. Meantime the of
plate worked slowly down toward the TI
stomach. The patient was confined to ni
his house about ten daysJpd soop re- a
covered-his usual stre.gth and spirits p
and went bhn way witheout experimcing col
further trouble from te accident. Va- Id
rious were the opinions of the medical
world in retard to what would be the
final upshot of the matter. One doctor a
said: "Blood poisoning must follow." es
Another said: "The rubber will digest;
the teet thus set free you will rid your- to
self of, and all may be well." But to ho
say the lIast, the patient's state of mind his
was but little eased by any diagnosis
pronounced upon the case by men who of
thought they knew all about it. How- ri
ever after three months the teeth finally us
merhged in as prfect condition as ire
the day they left the dentist's hands. w
A auLma cASE. "a
- 1dtb Aee awe,, ay Yo
, n l rmitem with a o a his
Though saeasd s ta - sh .......
t as wlse,.
whad asi pi itsn qoee
SAab appm botma;
g sd bor em am sw y ase
To wbs a rern rea vsr
whloa t watsh bae whirl ad peas do'
Om a Ir toes;
"Myt tbder isaentoit -en thnee b
. ah eotlasr .l I
Ysar by yeakre thr.
b. was -Wstaker qlaeer, aned
____ _hae___ iae
"ma Westenenator, Bnot terd the
to hoaboatyw, ha i was et s
Wai htt L Ete rig .a br liant
"My stars. Ive mat wam to I
"ey drar tsenator ," mid te
harrying tot udhiss -hbellroto
aMemtby mIs tule akmaease" r om
ca GEN. GRANT'S LAST VISIT.
"nt Some Things He Said and Did in St.
Louis in '81.
What NoThoght of Garlld--Hew He Treated
and Arset's Herses--G. Johnson's Rem
St. Louis 8uansy atylna.
ellGRANT A A DRIVER.
uie "Yes, Grant was ahard man on horses,"
said Jesse Arnot, t ery man. "I have
for good reason to know tht. iwas heqln
the '81, at the races. He as, drlving around
rho with Joe MeCullagh most af the time. Joe
was vice president of the Driving Club, and
nt's had a very fne span of young horses himself.
'm- He has the horses yet, I believe. Well, as
ner get it, he had promised Grant the privilege
ter. of driving those horses. Grant had taken
J, a up the promise on a terribly hot day, and
iral McCullagh feeling anxious about the team,
at asked him where he was going to drive
ave them. He told him he was going down to
the his place, thirteen miles sout of the South
etas e. Mr. McCullagh knowingGrant's repu
tation as a hard driver, asked him how much
the time he expected to give to tbe trip. Grant
said that he wanted to make the trip in two
hours. Well, little Mac. came down to my t
the stable and told me the story and asked me
if I couldn't help him out I had a pair of
m. pretty tough road horses that I thought U
could make the trip, anoait was those road a
horses that were sent around to Grant, at
the given time, in place of Mac.'s trotters.
I guess they made the trip in the time men
tioned, I never took pains to inquire. One
of the horses dropped dead as soon as he
re was diven back to the stable, and the other
died in a short time."
)re OPPOSED TO UBRDLES.
he "And yet Grant was sot a hard-hearted
man," said a gentleman who had heard Mr.
by Arnot's story. "I remember, on this very
on visit of which you speak, while he was in at- t
tendance at the races, some one spoke of the
hurdles. Grant asked when the hurdle races
occurred, and requested his friend to drive t
him from the ground. 'I never lake to see
e hurdles, he said, '1 can't bear to see the ac- I
cidents. " a
REGARDING GARFIELD. II
. During this visit to St. Louis. which was
his last, he seemed to be more thoughtful,
an and given more to the fine expression of his
aes thoughts than ever before. It was just a f
ed month before the assassination of Garfield, t]
le, and, in the course of a conversation one eve- y
.b- nig a well-known journalist said: c
"I am sorry that Garfield maintains such b
Sd an attitude toward Conkling."
ye Grant's reply was one of the most remark
able of his utterances. It was almost au
k- oracle. .
"Gentlemen," he said, "a strong man fights
Sis enemies, a weak man his friends." h
lis - *rRhA or A uLyoss. -.
ig "Grant, with his appointment as Brigs- 0
at dier General," observed an old officer at the
te Laclede last night, "was ordered to report to cl
ir Fremont, at St. Louis. Well, he came on to k
s St Louis, and it took him three days to go oa
of through the necessary red tape to reach Fre- 1C
mont. When he finally was presented at O0
Sheadquarters Fremontcame forward, glitter- it
a i im an elaborate uniform. Grant was in y<
t, simple undress fatigue, and Fremont re- di
t- proaebed him. 'General Grant,' he said,
d am surprised that you do not appear in
your ro uniform. Wel I doi't sup
pose rant said much in reply. History has
answered forhim. But if be had made a
)l complete explanation to Fremont he Ebuld
d have said that he had ordered it and it was ia
d still with the tailor's, as he had not money
it enough to take it out"
ScoaNFIDrNC Ix miS SUORDINATES.
A little group of gentlementlemen sat about oneth
e of the pillars in the rotunda of the Southern Se
e Thuraday evening talking of Grant. Some b
o nteresting stories were told of his career as p
an oicer and commander, for two of those
a present had served unter him. "Grant's
I condeee in his subsCdiatet' was one of
his distinguishing charaeterstlecs as a gen
eral," said Mr. J. B. BMCulllagh. "I never
Ssaw this better illustrated than in one of the ju`
r assaults upon the works in the sege tei
of Vic barrled some dispatches to
from McPherson to Gant and t
found the old fellow sitting coolly upon his sup
I horse. with shot and shell screamin about A
l him and men flingall around hi He
wasm sugwayatlpr,with a strengthste
. of rmurailon that, I fhlk, would have ci
' smoked half a-doeien clgars. Away at the
right the ght seemed to be gong agaist tw
Sus. The rebels wers e oming out overte th
bret kand it looked as if .our flank
" iooks bad over there, General,' I it
"Grant looked athis watch coolly ad re
ieduas If it was the most trivial matter lin
the world: 'It's time for Logan to be there.
You'll see him in a moment.'
"Wel, ~te words wee ha rdlyout of his To
monuth bose a shout went up from our bi
lines the right, and lIogan t thehead of wl
hh tdriymg the rebels hack
GANrr AND ACYrNT. we
"I have a very pleasant reeollection of pi
Gen. Gnt," sid Gov. Johnson yesterday. my
"Whenb I ametoSt. Lons to study law 1or
serrved in an o e on Pine street, JAt below I
Third. Grant's real sate oflle was naewit
door. Grat Boggs e ameof the firm "C
was. Grant was a grat ma to ad on
the pavement and nmok Is eigar, and as I
antcosderable time itn on our door
se we struk upo u pintaee. Well, T
ntlefti, itand I track of hi. . The
I heardo eto eose of a Gust who wuas made ags
AdjuiatGesaeral of Ul ! and later of a
Grent who was akttalgP immortal
a bedurnofor there but I never
comaced be with the glof~ Grant A
heiLtaking eare eoles an old
Isame o woma. oly name we ttl
knew ,lu wI "A an "AUatle ."
i Ids tho u s lsOsate et Grt issi
e Dew. Ihowas a old soul andta
"I remember thas t the dar that who
I Mrs. Srat was h ed t I was inuash- wei
hIn rtn masy rth L lo, th e
I Pomaterof . Lo We LJ Uae
President Grant and be bered me as
the Lmoor law tdent, w next door
to his real estamteofi some
a yer'hessd. ing
s" M mucb cork
S"'nd many o the thatlknewl hw s
· are movealaway or ded,e
1 waited aumomm to hear hbm Whe
" 'Johson,' he sai, has bersme to it
.ofoiamatle. Ble er m I wish I Wab
lle mire d . brim
l i T bt O eb ar' wr-
IT. acter of Grant as I had conceielved it, that I
have treasured it in my mind and shall
never forget it.
I St. Bam meoUOB BAUrIEras .
How our Soelety Belles Rake Artlsts'
models of Them elves.
"We are just now selling a large number t
ReI- of instruments to the very best society," I
observed a pronounced Broadway pur
veyor of the appliances for amateur
photography to a Dispatch reporter.
"The rage broke out last Fall, and is I
steadily on the increase. Our very best
e instruments and our finest quality dry
n plates are in such demand that just about o
land the holidays we are nearly run out of our o
and "I was always under the impression," r
self. said the reporter, "that the Summer was L
ase your busy reason. It is impossible for a
ene any one to tramp around the country in p
and such weather as this, even if there was o
am, any scenery worth photographing." tl
rive The tradesman smiled-a dry and w
it knowing smile.
e. "As you say, the summer is the best tc
tih season for the amateur." he replied. "But pt
two our fashionable patrons do not devote ri
my themselves to landscape photography. ax
of The human form divine is what they are Ti
ight after, and they provide one another with
oad models. occasionally the plates are sent h<
at to me, in the stric'est seerecy of course, hi
, to remedy some accident that has befall- he
ne en them. Here are a couple which came th
he in to day."
her lie held the negatives up to the light. hi
On the dark plates appeared the shadowy
forms of a couple of young ladies, attired ht
in the airy fashion of the Sandwich
Islanders lbeore the missionaries under
Mr. took to civilize them. The fair originals le
posed with the abandon of professional
'cry 'models, and to judre from what could be b
at- traced on the negatives their expressions or
th betrayed thecompletest satisfaction with "S
ve themselves. "0
see "These nudities," said the dealer, are, ful
ac- I believe, considered quite the thing,
and albums are made up of them--of tic
course for private inspection only. There ev
is a photographer on Fourteenth street ne
was who does most of the painting and ml
ul, mounting for these amateur operators. lo
They could do it themselves, of course, p
his but it is hard work, and they care more ins
ta for the fun of making the photographs el
eld, than the labor of finishing them. Do A
rve- you remenmler a story in the papers a tiP
ccuple of months ago about a young hus va
ich band discovering his wile figuring as a bu
nude model in the collection of photo- F
x graphs in an artist's studio?" tta
hts 'Well. acccrding to the story her head gr
had beon pasted to the shoulders of a tac
model and ancther photograph taken, m
S which made it look like the picture of ter
"And hadn't it?"
the "Well," replied the dealer, with a Ha
to chuckle, "1 won't say it hadn't, but I
ito know t'.at lady and her sister have each
go one of the best cameras and buyan awful ma
re. lot of plates from us. But then, it may nil
at only be a coincidence, you know. Would to
Cr it be a coincidence now if I suggested to ev
in you that it was a long time between no
re- drinks?" in
It was. N. Y. Dispatch. nig
ua t O LB Nor JNsT T5eN. o
as Pretty isttle Game merk eto a Very Mr
ey obagtig Frteed. idl
"I tell you what it ia," said Tom Hard- per
up to his friend Binks, "it has come to
s this. I must have a new suit of clothes.
rn See how seedy I am getting ! Now, my
me boy, I have hit upon a plan that I think
as cannot fail to answer." mot
• "What is it?" said Binks, looking inI
somewhat askance at poor Tom. ofin
,"Well, it is simply this: You've got a
er $20 piece in your pocket; IkiOW. N' w
le just lend it to me for 10 minutes. I in
Se tend to go to -'s place, where I used the
to have credit, but, confound it, I look tri'
is such a wreck nr I don'tlike to ask it. Stat
SA few minutes after I enter thestore you but
th stroll in,anandand say: 'Hello, Tom, old
chap, can you let me have $20 for a day or The
st two? I'll Psay cetainly and hand you over mar
Sthe coin you lend me. That little trans. cep
actioni will st once substantiate my ered ride
I it and ! shall be able to arnange matters shi
satisfactorily with the tailor. carr
e- Bmnks was a cautious man, but he eoald ver
a see no harm or risak in thus helping his whI
.impecunious friend along. Aecordingly capi
, Tom went into the tailor's shop, and was pict
r busily enlgaged selecting some material fbI
f when Bnlake mn*ered in. kept
k "lqellp. Tomn!" msaid Binkp.ia"IjgS d
lookng for. a you loan me $ for a
week or so?"
Tom turned from the cloth and re
plied: "Awfully sorry, old boy, but 'pon
r. my word I have not more than a do!lar "
1 or so about me." Co
r Binks's iface grewr viulhly longer. He
I winked at and nodued Tom, whisprin o t
"Confound it, nsa, had overthe coin." Tha
But Tom was obdurate. At last Binks lad
grew tired of the game. and stood out on mig
Montgomery street to wait for Tom.
Tom, however, went out by a side door. tat
There will be war when these two meet year
again. San Francisco News-Leetter.
A rlme-alde yrermeser. 't
nSome time last sa mer we described a o
little weather prognosticator made and Th
used by Mr. Soearee, near IDanville. It lands
is simply a light pine stick,a yard long, n
tapered nearly to a pointat one end, ad
where a piece of cork s fastened and Th
weighted with a seme, or a bit oflead at immi
the other. This is balaced and ne as.
pended by a threid near the ceiling, in
some part of the room where the wind
esannot affect it. When a storm is com
ing the air i. full of moisture, and the Tw
cork on the long end of the stick becomes a wor
heavy enough to sink below the leveL "Gc
When c!ear weather returns the moist. igo
are leaves tbhe cork and the stick returm trash
to its former position. Doctor Hunter of or fo'
Wabash makes an improvement on this "G
hy~cmter by ing asmull ldotting pd, other
which is firslt thoroughly aaturated with dance
brime. It is then emarefullydriaed andi my
rs ld aorund th end of light stiek. o
that 1 Intead of balancine the stick horizon
shall tally, the dloctor sets it point upward,
and when the air lecomes mlist, the
dry salted blotting paper quickly takes
is. up moisture and at once sinks with its
end of the stick.
Such a weather indicator is easily
., made and it is a sure test of the moisture
in the air, is very useful in forttelling
a fall of rain or snow. It will anticipate
.mber the storm usually from six to twelve
nd is Four Died Is she Whitehousee-Harrm.
best son, Taylor, Litcomn, GarIeld.
dry It has been asserted by some curious
ibout observers that the inaugaal cereplonies
fonur of each of the four presidents- Ilarr
son, Taylor, Lincoln and Garfield--with
ion," whom death, an unseen and unbid'ten
was guest, entered the Whitel-onse, were
e for warned by signs and omens, that, inter
ry in preted by supernatural lore, foreshad
was owed to the ignorant and sueierst:tious
tlee funeral pageantry in which they
and would ere long be figures.
General Harrison arrived at Washing
best ton in the midst of a driving thunder.
But storm, and as he descended frum his cara
vote riage a flash of lightning blinded him
phy. and caused him to miss a step and fall.
are The first night lie slept at the Whito
itht house an owl, perched on the roof over
rse, his bedroom, hooted continuously, and
all- he complained the next morning that
ame the owl and a howhng dog near had kept ti
owy When Mrs. Taylor was told of her a!
ired husband's election she burst into tiarsa
rich and exclaimed : "Oh. why can't they
aler let us alone." When she entered her n
als beroom at the Whitehouse she started P1
)be back, and pointing to a diamond shaped ti
ions ornament carved on the mantel, said, r
riti "See! the first object to greet me is a
coffin. Death will rob me in this dread- V
ful house of some one I love."
nr, To Mr. Lincoln there came an appari.
-of tion, th.s described by him: "On the "
ere evening of the day when I received tr
eet news of my election, worn out by exc te- w
ad ment and fatigue, I threw m' self on a
lounee in my bedroom to rest. Just op- P
Sposite to sue was a bureau with a swing
ore in glass, and loking in it, I noticed two Ix
hs separate and distinct images of myself.
D' A little bothered, perhaps startled, ' got bI
us tap and went to the glass, but the illusion
usa vanished. Lying down. I saw again, t
a but noticed that one of the faces was m
to paler than the other, and had a blood ar
stain on it. When my wife came in I
toll her of the vision, and she, who had to
cad great faith in signs, and generally at- al
f a tached some meaning to them, said : 'It Oil
en, means you will be elected to a second
of term, but will not live through it.' "
On their trip from Sprinefleld to ur
Washington they passed by General th
a Harrison's burial place. and halted to
t y a tribute of respect to his memory. P
ch Trning from the grave, a blackbird th
ful made a circle round his head. The hi
y night of his assassination Mrs. Lincoln P1
ul to!d one of the watchers that on that '"
Ito eventful trip through the briuht, happy
en northern villahes decked with flowers pe
in his honor, as well as that mysterious go
night ride through Baltimore and secret m9
arrival in Washington, the tolling of a
death-bell, clear and unmistakable, was a
sounding mn her ear. as
The dreamsand forebodings of the two
, Mrs. Gartlelda, mother and wife are too an,
recent to be repeated. Were they the pa
idle fancies of nervous women? Har- ink
rd- per's Weekly. Ab
S A Amasemlam Paradise.
Among the colonial pos essions, or an
more correctly, dependencies, of Holland wit
there is a remarkable little State which can
in Its constitution and original cetame rea
a of its inhabitants, surpasses the bold et
dreams of the advocates of women's
- -rig!t In the Island of Java, between
the cities of h]afati'aai - ¶ ia...'". " :s
k the kingdom of Bantam, which although
tri'utarv to Htolland, is an independent
it. State. The sovereign is, indeed a man,
but all the rest of the Government be- -t_
d longs to the fair sex. The King is eon
tirey dependent upon hin State C'ouncil. da
OIThe highest authorities, military com- ar
r manders and soldiers are without ex- "Tb
s- ception, of 'be female sex. The Amasons ea
ride ain tLe masculinq style, wearing
rs sharp steel points instead of spur. They be
carry a pointed lame, which they swing her
I very gracefully, and also a musket, all
i which is discharged at full gallop. The th
y capital of thls little State lies in the most
as picturesque neart of the imand in a fruit- .
aful iplain, anil is defended by two well. ver
kept fortreses. Boston Advertiser. te
ReWAT TrAR wRm amGgrraT.* thei
ever Two Thussead New-somers ve
S atae as ue ar. But
r "My first day at Castle Garden," aid the
SCommissioner 8tarr to a Journal reporter
[ on the landing pier, "was May 17, 1873. "
, That day more than 8,000 immigrants lar
is landed here. The whole number of im
* migrants for that year was 262,278. After lon
Sthat the gures tumblaed down year after ag
t year until they took a sudden bound up nic
ty 3206071 in 1880. But here it is only to W
the 28th of March, hardly time for the into
openingof the immigration season, ad d r
Syet weliave 2,108 immigrants who land- ' -
edto-day. It looks to me us if this was am
going to be agreat year forimmirration." snid
i The steamer Main, from Bremen, imit
t landed 801 immigrants; the 'State of eve
Pennsylvania, from Glasgow, 1f0 the
I Eider, frnm Bremen, 1,062 passengers; trod
Sand the Britannia, from Mareilles, 45 "
I The old Castle fairly swarmed with can
Iimmigrants all day, but stdunsk the place tain
w'as realy empty again, mist of the The
immimgrants having departed for the hani
great West. N. Y. Journal. heat
i - and
A meme SLhe. - *12C
Two colored ladies became involved in pets
a wordy difleulty recently. U
"Go long wifyo,"amid one ofe ladies can
rigorously. "Yo' poo' ignorwn black "1
Strash, ye' can't dance a reel no mo' dan gold
Sor fo' yeoh chile." n
"Go long wif ye, yo'self," replied the ill
other lady defiandy.- "I know 1 can't Yor
Sdance a reel, but I don't take arsenic for
yornpiho n Elkes ya." ioetonI o
orizon- THE AXE.
takes A Word or ('austo to the Eaexpeiw s
easily I well remember my first axe, and my
loisture early experience with it. It weighed
eing four and a quarter pounds, being the
twelve heaviest one I could find at the time. I
was fresh from school--fresh from a class
in natural philosophy, one of my favor
* ite studies.
I knew all about inertia, and had
arEn. learned something of the force of gravity
:i and the laws of falling bodies; had
orious rightly guessed that choppana wood might
be hard work, and (letermined that my
IIrd- knowledge of physics should help me
bid'ien I would have a heavy axe, s long
were handle-would move slowly, and take
inter- strokes that would count when they fell.
shad- My axe handle was thirty-four inches in
:tious length, the longest in the store. I had
they hired a tough little French Canadian,
weighing about one hundred and twt.nty
hing pounds, to help me at this work. WV' et
under he came he brought an axe, a mere toy,
I called it. I think it weighed two and
hi a half pounds, with a handle only
i fall twenty-six inches lonu. I told him I
hlto.l had a fair sized job fur Lian, and thonght
over it would pay him to buy a lful grown aie.
fand IIe snr;led and said he guessed his would
that do. I tried to explain to him the beau
ties of a heavy axe, and the wonderfid
advantage ofa long handle. But it was
f hr all in vain; I was only was ing time; he
tare could not understanj it.
they "Poor fellow !" thought I, "he knows
her nothing of the beautiful eciene of
arted physics. It is too bad that he should
aped thus waste h's strength through igno
said, rance, and be un willing to listen to the
as voice of wisdom."
We went to the wood lot and began
pari. work. I had decided that we would
the work seoarately during the tirst day or
-ived two, in order that I might show him
c te- what he could do.
on a As I began to swing any axe I felt
t op proud of its ponderous blows that rang
wing- throuih the woods, and rather pitied the
d two poor fellow who was drumming away
Iself. with his little axe. taking about two
Sgot blows to my one.
Muion Presently I had to stop and rest, and
gain, then again, and still again. But Joe, my
was man, kept pecking away quietly, steadily
blood and easily.
in I Every few nI'nntes I would stop to
had tike breath; but Joe seemed perfect
at- able to do all necessary breathing with
'It out stopping his work for the purpose.
"cond When night came we piled up our
wood and measured it. Joe's pile mess.
d to ured one and one half cards, mine only
neral three quarters of a cord.
Sto During the easly part of the day I had
nory. planned giving Joe another lesson in
bird the evening, to see if I co-ld not make
The him understand the elementary princi,
coln pies of wood cutting, and the philosoph
that teal requirements of an axe.
D~py But wLen night came I derdded that I
were perha's it would be as well to I t him
ou go on in ignorance and thereaftr i e
ect mained silent on the subject.
of s The next lay I felt lame, and Ptaya4
was at home. Joe put up his cord and a ball
two When I went to the woods again Jdb4
too and I worked toether. Not many day ,
the passed before I found an excuse for buy
ar- ing a lighter axe and a phrter bandl
And every axe and handle that hay
bought since then has been lighter and,
shorter than its predecessor.
Whenever I use an axe now I select
one very much like Joe's. both in weight ' I
or and length of handle. I can use this
and without getting all put of breath, and
ich can hit twice in the same place. The
result is I can do more and better work
e and save a vast amount of strength.
e r. C(ountry G(ntleman.
Teen rilf LSTEFT IN (1 tl:;.
~- o .- 4)n Airltilre 'lhat art ilt e I O..
lent trodte.,'l Hl. r,..
an, "The styles in walking canes are can
be stantly changing;' said a promin'ati -'
e dealer in imported canb8 on Broad ay
n a reporter for the fail and Eres.
x "The most popular aid nost 'stftHd '
s eare is now made of haeel wood, ith Ui
backborn handle sabped like , shel ,
ing herd's crook. The momexpenalve have
et, silver bands just below the handl, It
Sthe owner desires he, can havrq ,,
Smonogram cut on the band, and if hq i,.
eil- very lah-de-dah, he will do it. They are
the latest London rage Ia canes atd*the
* - -- - ~...... as d.]p8iag
T them. The plain snae wtla tihe .
Sver ban' sells at 8,mLdtf highebt . ;,
But the hasel wood and thee way
id the bauckborn handle is put efmako .
them odd aid frnom the lrrt muar
Wh t style of cane ranks nextinpop
m Thore with small siiter ap~. Fr a
tr long time the silver crooked litadle
cane was ia the asoedeone. Bat he.
ter street venmder with cheap imitatioon in
nup nickle handles caused their vopoIetyt
ly to wane There is nothing that breaks
he into th&- trade of stylish cants ao di.
ad~ as heap imitations. Genesflyt
.ai- . rn who ames a cane has a aertain ,
Samount of vanity and pride, and to se
." sanide peopla tryng to swell itonaclhean
n, imtation cane disgusts him with
of even the genuine."
h "Are any new kind of cans being in.
: "Yes. The cr~tallite, so ealed be-.
th cause the handle is cryetalliation of cer
f tain woodl found only in Soath Americt.
h They are mounted in tigerite. Thbs,.
he handles are frequently designs of the
heads of aniarals. Tney are ve.t sharce
and can not be purchtased fbr les than
$12 or $15 They are somewhat too es~
n pensive ever to be universal'y popular
Unlv the rich can affrd themn.
"What of the gold and ivory buade& i
k "They will never go nut of style. :The '
gold headed canes sre worn on -oli4,
Soccasions. Theiv->ry keadet ate ivill
monopolizedl by old men, ant robably'
ho will be r many yesaw -to comle.' New
SYork Mail and dExpress. .
ah htne vsits lreland.