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OPELOUSAS, : LOUISIANA. CUKKENT PAKAGIIAPHS. Southern News. Every cotton factory in the south is flourishing. The crôçs in the prairie section of Ala bama are a failure. Memphis is building a Masonic Tem ple at a cost of $22,000. In>Virginia, when a convict gets a second term in the penitentiary, the Btate adds five years to his sentence. Sam Bass, the dead Texas train-rob ber, was the son of a farmer in Southern Indiana , and but twenty-five yearsold The Charleston News and Courier calls wheat and oats the white man's crops, the evidence of civilization and progress. A skeleton of an enormous animal has been dug up in Texas. It is fifty four feet long from the root of the tail to the joint of the neck. A party of scientists have decided that the Bald mountain disturbances are caused by the setting of the rock founda tion of one of the «purs. Two of the celebrated Lowery gang were convicted at Bennettsville, S. C., last week, of the murder of an Irish peddler and sentenced to be hung Au gust 23d. Samuel Mitchell, of Quitman, Ga., has been sentenced to pay $10 and costs or thirty days in jail, for working on Sunday. He preferred the jail, and there he is now. The new insane asylum building at Morganton, N. C., is nine hundred feet long and eighty feet wide; the center is four stories high, surmounted with a vast dome; each wing is four stories high and the intermediate, between the cen ter and the wings, three stories high. Bichmond Dispatch : The tonnage of vessels engaged in the foreign trade from this port is greater than was ever known before. There are at this time twelve vessels discharging or loading foreign cargoes, and the present month will ag gregate the largest foreign trade of any for some years. For some time the New Orleans papers have complained of the monopolies rais ing the price of northern ice from $12 to $25 per ton, but now that it jumped to $63 they will get on their hind legs and howl. The aggravating part of it is that the artificial home-made ice follows along only $2 behind the imported ar ticle. Galveston News : B. J. Ward, just in from the frontier, reports a fight between twenty-five buffalo-hunters, in which four men were killed and ten wounded. The attacking party was led by Hank •Campbell, who was killed by Jack Doughteett, the leader of the party, in a hand-to hand encounter. The fight took place near Staked plains. Lynchburg ( Va.) News : Walter Pres ton, son of Jas. W. Preston, of Abing don, went to his father's farm near Kingsport, and while there became in volved in a quarrel with the superintend ent of the farm, whose name is not given, and shot him dead, after which he com mitted suicide by hanging. Mr. Preston was a nephew of the late Hon. Walter Preston. The Lancaster (S. C.) Ledger: A cor respondent informs us of the discovery of a sycamore tree in Sandy Bidge town ship, Union county, N, C., near the Howie mine, which measures 39 feet 5 inches in circumference. The first limb measures 11 feet 9 inches in circumfe rence. The tree is hollow, and has two doors. On the inside twelve men can stand erect, and at the height of 12 feet there is a bend on which four men can stand erect. Charlotte (N. C.) Observer: The quantity of manufactured tobacco now shipped from Beidsville, Danville, Wins ton, Jpurham and other tobacco centers in this State and Virginia to the South is probably greater just now than it has ever been, owi^to the feet that the fac tories held all they made during the dis cussion of the change in the tobacco tax, and as soon as this waa settled for the year, at least, manufacturera began to ehip as rapidly as possible. Fort Worth S^ndani: The name and fame of Albertr^Mhey Johnston are indissol,ubly blended with the history of Texas. Responding to th# call of the state of Texas, whose battle» for inde pendence he had fought, and recognking the feet that Texas did not lose her sov ereignty by the act of annexation, he re signed Iiis high command and cast his fortunes with the south. The sod of Texas covers the remains of our hero, and the wild prairie flowers and luxuri ant grass wave over his grave. Further particulars in regard to the death of the five-year-old daughter of General John G. Meem, of Shenandoah county, Va», show that Mrs. Meem, dur ing the absence of her husband, was out riding in a carriage with her two little daughters, driving the team herself,when the reins broke and the horse took fright andranaWay. Thinking she could save the children, Mrs. Meem threw them out of the c&rïUge. One of the little girls was instantly killed, and the other had er leg broken. Lynchburg News ; Candler's moun tain, about ten miles south of the city, was ia.a beautitul blaze yesterday, hav ing caught fire by accident, and jnst as the flames reached the top of the moun tain, a little cloud, barely wide enough to cover ihe track of the devouring ele ment, poutedf tîÔwn such a torrent of rain as to extinguish the last spark of he fire. This, considering that the city the semmadteg country were al "'*' s utbst burning up with heat, and were dry as a powder horn, is remarkable. The Columbus (Ga.) Enquirer says of the new Eagle and Phoenix Mill: Yes terday 70 looms were at work, and 100 will be moving to-day. The entire 800 looms and 20,000 spindles, purchased and on hand for this mammoth structure, will commence their lively rattle in a few months. Then the factory will have in operation, in their three mills, 45,000 spindles and 1,540 looms. No concern in the south can begin to compare with it in size, or in quality or variety of pro duction. Thee? mills in a short time will have 1,900 persons on the pay roll, representing a population of 4,500 souls. Besides, we have four other cotton mills. They all consjime some fifty bales of cotton per day, and soon will take seventy. Miscellaneous. Twenty-three clerks were dismissed from the patent office Saturday. Mexican silver dollars and United States trade dollars are purchased 8« bul lion at the Philadelphia mint and assay cffice.at New York. The Indian agent at Umatilla agency has been authorized to purchase supplies for friendly Indians, many of whom have lost their crops, stock and provisions. General Charles K. Graham, of New York city, has been appointed surveyor of Customs at that port, vice General E. A. Merrit, appointed collector of eus«» toms. The question has been raised whether coin can not be sent in United States postal cars as through mails. Under such an arrangement the government would have to pay only about one seventeenth of what the expressage would be. The item going the rounds to the effect that " General Lee's tomb is no longer guarded day and night by the cadets, as feais of its desecration are tio longer en tertained," is a very silly one. It never was guarded at night nor at any other time by cadets, and no one even enter tained a fear of its desecration. During the session the students of Washington and Lee university have a single guard at the chapel where the old hero lies buried, but it is simply as a mark of espect. European Agriculture. [C. C. Fulton'« Lstter to the Baltimore American.] It will doubtless be a surprise to the agricultural readers of the American to be told that in our recent journey through southern France, the entire cir-% cuit of Italy, through a considerable portion of Austria and Germany, through Belgium and northern France, the dis tance being nearly Ave thousand miles, the much largest portion of the laborers in the field were women. They were not only making hay, but ploughing, mowing, hoeing, grubbing and planting. They were not only doing the work of men, but such work as men generally depend on horses to perform. In all the vast country we did not see a horse rake, a cultivator, or any labor-iaving imple ment. The only cultivator was the primitive hoe, and a line of women, mostly superintended by one or two men, bent their backs to the labor. The only ploughs looked as if they might have been modeled after the implements which Noah landed from the ark. We did see one threshing machine standing on a car at a depot in Austria, which was the only laboi-i-iviog machine that attracted our attention. But even in Italy, with the exception of the Boman Campagna, the culture was fine, and the crops most promising of a rich harvest. Every inch of ground was made to yield to the ut most, and wheat, corn, grapes and fruit all bore evidence of skillful cultivation. In some portions of Italy the labor of the field appeared like perfection, the reeky ledges being cultivated wherever there was earth to hold the vine or the grain. In Austria we noticed fences made of the stone taken off an acre lot, five feet high and six to ten feet in width. Wherever the earth could be get at the stones were heaped up to make room for cultivation. The laborers in the vine yaids on the Bhine were mostly women. What the men were doing it would be difficult to say, but we rather think they were at the beer gardens. Equality in Protection. Says the Kansas City Price Current : "Within two or three years the south will raise jute, as well as spin and weave the fibre. A million acres of land in In dia are devoted to the culture of jute. One jute factory near Calcutta employs 4,500 workingmen; Dundee, in Scotland, has a hundred mills, employing 20,000 operatives. The south can grow jute as successfully as India can, and can man ufacture it as successfully as Dundee can. And this will be done if the im port dutieson jute be allowed to stand until our jute plantations and factories are fainy on their legs. To some extent the cultivation and manufacture of jute is an experiment. Unless there be a prospect of handsome returns, the plant ers will not turn their attention to new crops, nor will capitalists put their mo ney in new enterprises. Yet it is pro posed, just as new plantations and facto ries are making a start to reduce the duty on jute and expose Jthe south to a competition that did not exist and was not expected when the southern mills were projected and preparations made to grow jute i a the south. This is not pol itic or just. So long as the protective system obtains, the South is entitled to be protected, at least to the extent that duties shall not be so lessened as to stran gle her infant industries and thrust her baek into the helpless condition she must hold so long %she merely produces cot ton 'i-ir Trowffc'r* 'irrt QM to miUlUMl m T r England TO MATE IN THRËE MÔVES. Crimson the heart of the sea-coal fire, Bes-ie aDd I, in the ruddy glow, Her mother reads, aBd the old grand sire Dreams of his youth, in the " long ago." Quiet and warmth and love in the room, Now or sever my suit to press ; Where the hyacinths shed their sweet perfume, We play two games—one love, one chess. Queen of the red, and queen of my heart, When will you wear my golden ring? Flushing her "cheeks the roses start, 81yiy she murmurs, " Check to your king. ' My pawns advance, prêts on and die ; 1 he bishops battle in lines eb ique; My brave knights fail ; but I can't tell why My heart grows strong as my game grows weak. Dailieg, anBwer me, lift your eyes ; ïour mother sleeps and the time approves. Speak, sweet mouth, with a glad surprise : •' You'll be mated, sir, in three moie moves." Then let this be one—and her dimpled hand Looks all the fairer for plain gold ring ; In vain 1 raliy my scattered band, As again she checks my poor lost king. Nearer her told-brown curls to mine, The chess-men seem in a dark eclipse. Check !<—Shall I die and make no sign ? And 1 steal a kits from her ripe red lips. Mate ! - and her joyous eyes proclaim W ho wins by Jove, and who in chess ; And the pride of my life is the golden game, '1 hat was lost, when I won my darling Bsss. —[Sciibner's Monthly. THE TEST OF LOVE. Nellie Yallance walked out of the little church in P wit, h a proud step and a light heart; she had just become Mrs. Lloyd Whitlow. The husband was fine-looking, moral, intelligent, possessing friends wherever he chose to make them, and was considered the most popular man in town. Nellie was a pretty little creature, with an innocent face, and a smooth, round, white brow, and light waves of fair hair, which, with her cling ing, childlike ways, made of her an inde scribably charming bride. They made their bridal tour, and set tled down in Louisville, a very happy couple. Yet, ere two months had passed away, the little wife sat over her un tasted breakfast with tearful eyes and pouting lips, giving vent at last to a torrent of tears. "What in the world is the matter?" inquired cousin Kate from across the table. " I—I believe Lloyd is getting tired of me," answered Nellie, sobbing. "Nonsense, Nell; you always were such a sensitive plant! I can't see that you have any cause to make such an assertion." " But I have ; this is the second morn ing he has gone off without kissing me, and—and enough more to make me know he does not love me as he did." " You ought to remember that your husband is one of those who attach little importance to outward show of affection. I am sure he does not love you less be cause he forgets those little lever-like attentions, which, after all, are of little consequence when one is sure of a husband's affections." " Bat I am notât all sure; that is just it. And this very day I am going to be gin to test his love for me ; if I can sue ceed in making him jealous I'll believe he loves me." " Bather a difficult game to play, Cousin Nell ; how are you going to do it ?" "Oh, it's easy enough. You remem ber Albert Weston ? He is practicing law here in Louisville. I believe that he possesses enough of the old affection for me, and just about little principle enough to make him useful in this mat ter. His manner when I have met him has annoyed me beyond measure. I'll make use of it now." " Well, Mrs. Nellie Whitlow, all I have to say is, that you will very likely regret the day you planned this foolish little game." To this Nellie only answered,— "I'll write this minute and accept his invitation to drive this evening." Lloyd Whitlow was home that night before N Hie returned. When at last she did come she was in high spirits giving as a reason, when her husband rallied her upon the fact, that she had had "such a glorious drive with her old lover." "Lookout, little wife," he said, with alaugh, "you threw that 'old lover' over for me; don't go to throwing me over for him." "Oh, stranger things have happened 1" she answered. .This conversation ended in making the husband unusually quiet and the wife unusually gay. "Darling," Lloyd said, laying down his book one evening, about a month afterward, "are you acting discreetly in receiving Mr. Weston here as often as you do ?" "I hope so, Lloyd." "Well," he said, leaning over and look ing in his wife's eyes, " ore ought not to care for old lovers, I suppose, when one is sure that he iB the only lover now." " Oh 1" thought Nellie, "he is waking up at last." But she answered with a light laugh, " don't you be too sure of that." He resumed his book immediately, and looked very grave, while the light danced in Nellie's eyes as she said to herself, "I believe my plan will suc ceed 1" " Nellie," said her Cousin Kate, as she entered the parlor hurriedly, a few weeks later, and interrupted her in the midst of an old love song, while Mr. Weston was bending over her at the piano, " ex cuse my troubling you, but I muH see you a moment" Weston took out his watch, said he ought to have been gone half an hour ago, bade them good evening, and left. " Well, Katie, what is it ? What are you looking so frightened about V' " Nellie Whitlow, you have gone far enough in your ' test Î' As I came in the front door, L'ayd passed me going out. I never saw such a look on a man's face I J*He came from the back parlor, and must bave heard all you said. Oh, Nell, what did you say that caueed him to leave looking like that? Did you know he was there?" " Of course I did ; but Weston did not, and Lloyd did not know that I knew it. So I concluded to finish up my task this evening. I did not commit myself, either ; I only let Weston talk his non sense without rebuking him. So, if you think Lloyd is really jealous, I 'll stop, for I am very tired of it, and to-night I'll tell him all about it and laugh at him. I do believe he loves me now, Kate, and I am not a bit sorry ior what I have done." " You may be, before you are through. Lloyd Whitlow is not aman tobe trifled with, as I have told you dozens of times ; but you would have your own way." That evening, the wife who had prom ed herself so much happiness in confess ing all to her husband, was walking the floor, back and forth; her lips were quivering, ber hands workinging ner vously, and her face was as white and as woe-begone as three hours oj suspense and agony could make it. Lloyd had not returned. The clock struck twelve. With the first chime she threw herself prostrate upon the floor. "Oh, my love, my darling!" she cried; "so generous, so ready to shield me, how can I live without you? And you are gone— gone away, believing me guilty! Ob, how utterly wasted will my life be without you!" She lay there until morning, weeping convulsively at intervals, and choking with the flood of sorrow and remorse. And then another thought took posses gion of her. Suppose some harm had come to him! She could endure his re proaches, his desertion, even, but never the sight of him wounded or dead for her sake. She would bear her suspense no longer, she said; she could know the worst by going to his office and question ing the clerks, and go she would. Before she reached the street a servant handed her a letter. "Left here for you this morning, ma'am." Nellie retraced her steps hurriedly, and with trembling fingers epened her hubband's note. It was written the evening before. " I am going down the river for a few days, to stay until I conclude how to arrange affairs between us. I shall take steps to give you back your freedom. Until then, try to act discreetly." That was all ; not even a reproach, believing of her what he did ; only cold, constrained words. And the bitter part for her was, that she knew her husband's forbearance grew eut of his great love for her. A week passed ; she never wanted to remember how. " Have you heard from Mr. Whitlow?" she asked again of his clerk, as she had done every day since he left. "Yes, just received a letter. He isat Leavenworth." Nellie turned away with a " Thank you," and a lighter heart than she had known for many a day. She decided in stantly to go with him, believing she could make all right if she could only see him. Four o'clock found her en route for the village on the Ohio, on board the steamer Gray Eagle. There was an ex cursion party on board for the same place, from whence they were going to Wyandotte Cave. Many of her acquan tainces were in the party, and among them Weston. On arriving at Leaven worth she found that her husband had gone on down the river, but would return in a day or two. Her friends urged her to join their party. She wad willing to do anything to pass away the time that must elaspe before her husband came, so went with them to explore the renowned cave. They had not been goue an hour when Lloyd Whitlow returned to Leaven worth. Learning that one of the party just gone had been anxious to see him started after them on horseback, Jittle thinking that his wife was of the party, yet fa ntly hoping that he would hear from her. He overtook them just as they ad arrived at Blue river. He was astonished at seeing his wife there, and only recognized her by a distant bow. He supposed that Weston's presence was the cause of hers. The fording-place was a little high now from recent rains; the water was muddy, too, so ©ne could not see the bottom, which right there was a level rock extending across the stream, and was several yards wide, but which had an offset of a number of feet ; yet in the muddy, high water it was safe enough if one kept one's eye on the road at the other side and drove straight for it. Lloyd was going over last, go Nellie waited purposely to go in the last buggy load. They were not half over before the horse, frightened at the splashing of the water behind it, reared, plunged, upset the buggy in the deep water, and left the driver and Neltte in a fair way to be drowned. The driver helped him self ; Lloyd was at Nellie's side in an in stant. To Nellie, the chill of the water seemed like the visible presence of death. She did not scream ; she believed she Bhould drown, and the only pang to her waa the thought that she would die unreconciled to her husband. But the thought had scarcely become one ere the strong arms and nerves of Lloyd Whitlow had saved her. Hiß heart went out to her when he caught sight of the blood less face turned so beseechingly toward him. They stood ilone on the ledge of rocks in the middle of the water, Nellie spoke first. " Lloyd," she said, " you will forgive me. I am not so guilty as you suppose. I love you, eo I came down here to find you. And oh, Lloyd," as t-he saw his face soitening toward her, " you do love me, too ; you cannot say no F He laid his hand over the little fingers quivering so piteonsly, remembered him self, and drew aWay hard as he said : " I might have listened to you and believed an explanation possible, if I had not found you with him to day." " Then why did you not let me die ?" she moaned. " Why did you save my life to torture me?" And she commenced sobbing. " Woman, this is acting. Have done with it!" was the husband's only an swer. Her excited sobs carüe faste?. A gleam of pity came into his eyes ; he hurried with her to the shore, wrapped her in shawls provided by the company, plsced her in a carriage and told the driver to hurry with her to the hotel, six mileB distant ; he would follow on horseback. As he put her out of his arms, her great pleading eyes were turned toward him, searching for some look of affection, some faint recognition of all that she had been to him. But finding none, the anguish of her disappointment broke forth in a single word—" Lloyd !" To his dying day he never forgot that cry. A slight quiver about the mouth, a swift quailing of the eye were all the signs he gave that he heard her. She knew that all was over between them. One thought took possession of her ; to act so that the company would suspect nothing. So she declared herself re stored upou their arrival at the hotel, and insisted upon going with the party into the cave. At one o'clock they started, with lighted candles and guides. Weston kept near Nellie; Whitlow was here, there, everywhere. He had become in terested at last in some magnificent stal actites and his party got far ahead of him. He discovered this and hurried after them. He could see their lights in the distance. When nearly up to them his candle went out. He went saunter ing along until he came within hearing of the two nearest him, and recognized his wife and Weston. " You cannot deny," Weston was say ing, " that you have encouraged me to think that you cared for me, Nellie, and, by heaven ! you shall not say me nay !" " I confess to having done wrong. I was so afraid I did not possess my hus band's whole heart, that I determined to test his love for me by trying to make him jealous." " So you made a cat's paw of me ! Very kind of you. May I ask what prompted you to select me?" " Because you were respectable enough in the eyes of the world to make it look right, and you were unprincipled enough to make it practicable, and heartless enough to have no feeling in the matter." "Then you love your husband?" "Love him ? 1 idolize him ! I would give my life to occupy the place in his heart I did a month ago. I love him so well that I cannot imagine how heaven can be heaven io me without him !" "That is enough, Mrs. Whitlow. I believe that you. will enjoy yourself more in his company than in mine ; so I will step ahead and send him back to you." Weston went on, when out of the darkness a pair of arms encircled her. Nellie looked up, terror-stricken, and saw the face of her husband, wearing so different a look, that she knew he had heard all. " Nellie, darling, you are my own pure wife after all, but you were very, very indiscreet." " I was trying to make you jealous." " And you succeeded with a vengeance. I never thought my love needed that trial." " But you acted so differently from what you did before we were married." " I was your lover then, Nellie." " Yes, Lloyd," she said, as she clung closer to him; "and you are infinitely more to me now—you are my husband." " I believe I understand you," he said, with a smile. " What you ask is easily given ; suppose I commerce now," and Lloyd Whitlow cla ped his little wife to his breast and nearly covered her with kisses. " Thank God, Lloyd, that we once more understand each other ! I will re pay you the pain I have cost you by a life-time of devotion. " Which I must encourage by a little petting new and then, eh ?" " Yes, Lloyd, please." That excursion party thought in the morning that Mr. and Mrs. Whitlow were the most matter-of-fact bride and groom they ever saw ; but concluded in the evening that they were the most de voted. Nellie's advice to newly married wives is "don't test your husband's love." Ritcliell's Flying Machine. General Edward W. Serrell, of New York, a corresponding member of the British Aeronautical society, says of Bitchell's flying machine, that it cannot meet the demands of a practical flying device, because it presents too much sur face to the air. Scientific men are pretty well agreed on the essential points of such a machine. It is a matter of math ematical and mechanical deduction, says Gen. Serrell, that " if a steam engine or any other motor suitable, can be made to give off twice as much power, in propor tion to it? weight as our best steam fires engines now do, men and merchandise could be carried on the wings, not of the wind but of the steam engine, moving against the heaviest storm just as the eagle carries her young." Until the problem of such a motor is solved a prac tical flying machine is not to be hoped for. ., A leopard and a fox had a con test as to which was the finer creatuie of the two. The leopard put forward its num berless spots ; but the fox replied : " It is better to have a versatile mind than a variegated body." Tta Return cf an American Ship After Observa' tions in iHe Gi -/ff ---Curioc 'S Discoveries. .. . , , , . .. three weeks ago from dredging operations in the eulf Of Meiico, is now refitting The United States coast stlrfey steam er Blake, which returned to Washington for another expedition in November Capt. Patterson, of the coast survey, says that the extensive and accurate soundings of the gulf, taken by improved scientific methods in the recent expedi tion, do not tend to confirm the belief, long held, that the equatorial current, after rushing from the Carribean sea through the channel formed by the West India islands and the northern projection of Yucatan, makes tho whole tortuous circuit of the gulf close by the shores of central America. Mexico and the south ern coast of the United States before emerging into the Atlantic between the point of Florida and the Bahamas. The observations tend rather to prove that the force of the incoming equatorial stream expends itself in one direction against the mass of the gulf before it reaches the Texas coast, and then turns directly toward and reissues into the ocean. The former theory, however, is that elaborated in the very latest maps of the German geographers, who have hitherto been the highest authority on this subject. The pet theory fn regard to the cur rent being unsettled, the expedition now to be made will proceed to repeat certain experiments and to make others, with the view of either confirming or destroy ing the latter hypothesis. Exhaustive observations will be made of the region of ocean in and around the eastward islandB of the Carribean sea, through which the equatorial current m&kes its entrance, as through a sieve, from the Atlantic into the long channel, one thou sand five hundred miles long, formed by the West Indies on the one side, and Central and South America on the other j and leading to the gulf of Mexico. From the experiments and observations of the expedition, Capt. Patterson hopes for results which will go far toward laying at rest all merely speculative theories relating to the gulf stream. The trouble with European scientists in dealing with this subject is, he asserts, that they have all speculated with too lew data, assum ing the problem to be one which could 1» solved by hypothesis. He a-sumes that the question of the direction and influence of the gulf stream in its whole extent is one which can only be an swered by the most minute and exhaust ive observations of facts, and, further more, that it is a question which pecu^ liarly belongs to the American govern ment and to American science to an swer. In connection with the investigations hitherto conducted by the coast survey expeditions in the gulf of Mexico, it has been ascertained that the vast cur rent of water pouring from the gulf into the Atlantic, through the Florida and Bahama gate, has neither the same ve locity nor the same temperature. It is believed by Capt. Patterson and his as sociates that further attention to this curious fact may develop results having an important bearing upon the science of climate and meteorology, making pre dictions possible as to changes in the sea sons of the European countries affected by the gulf stream from the observed quantity and temperature of the flow through the Florida straits. How Wasps Get their Building Material. Beaumur states that for twenty years he endeavored, without success, to dis cover the materials employed by wasp S in ferming the blue*gray papery sub stance so much used in the structure of their nests. One day, however, he saw a female wasp alight on a sash of a win dow, and it struck him wL ile watching her gnawing away the wood with her mandibles that it was from such materi als she formed the substance which so long puzzled him. He saw her detach from the wood a bundle of fibres about the tenth of an inch in length and finer than a hair, as Bhe did not swallow them, but gathered them into a mass with her feet, he had no doubt but that his opinion was correct. In a short time he saw her shift to another part of the window, and carry with her the fibres which she had collected, and to which Bhe continued to add. He then caught her, and began to examine her bundle, and found it was neither yet moistened nor rolled into a ball, as it is always dene before being used by the wasp in her building. He also noticed that before detaching the fibres she bruised them into a kind of lint with her mandibles. All this he imitated with his pen-knife, bruising and paring the same wood till it resembled the fibres collected by the wasp ; and so he discovered how wasps manufactured their paper ; for these fibres are kneaded together in a kind of paste, and when the wasp has formed a ball of them she spreads it out into a leaf nearly as thin as tissue paper, and this she accomplishes by moving back ward, and levelling it with her mandi bles, her tongue and her teeth. And so the wasp forms paper, placing layer upon layer, fifteen or sixteen sheets deep, and thus preventing the earth from falling down into her nest. .."When." asks the Warrensburg (Mo.) Pres*, "when h the time to travel ?" When you hear her father's loot en the third step, young man, is about as good a time as any to start, and you can prolong the tour to suit your j own convenience and the length of the | old man's cane. From the innocence with which you ask the question, we j suppose yeu didn't travel until he was j clear into the parlor. Served yoa right. | [Hawkeye. A Sabbath Mom in the Council How still the m riming of the hallowed day . ,vute Is the voice of rural labor, hushed The ploughboy's whistle and the milkmaid s song. And the wish is general that they might s y hushed. . 1 he scyîiïe ;i«)B glittering in the dewy *reatB 0 i tedded gras«, *i tu ud<*t 3 >wera, Ihat y.stermorn blw-md waving tbe breeze, And *hen the old man eon»«* along And finds it thern, he will star!l«the quiet Of the hallowed day with p'no ta add loire Ad £ takings on oi o*e kind and another Thp.t wtl" make a hired man sink into his Poots Sounds the Hio. & t laiit atttact the ear—the hum Of early b**e looking for some one to sting. The trickling of the (mountain ) dew, g*ug# glug. Glug glu.'K^rty, glu^erty, glu«, «lug! The distant bleating midway up th* hili. Of the heartbroken goat when h^ tirst discovers Tnat he cannot climb a tree ! —[Oil City Derrick. . .Cyprus, just transf<?rred,'to England, is about as large as Connecticut. This is conceded in return for England's great kindness in bossing all Asiatic Turkey. . -South Londonderry's (Vermont) candidate for being the meanest man in the country, sneaked into the village cemetery tomb recently to cut off hie. deiid wife's hair for the purp ise of sell ing it. ..The philosopher of the New York Times has calculated that the flies in the boarding houses of the city of New York aloDe would, if gathered together, form a pyramid with a base of one thousand feet square and a height of six hundred and fifty feet. ..A young man walked through Broadway, New York, not long ago, with a placard around his neck bearing this inscription : " I am a reduced nobleman ; my father is dead, and iny mother has one foot in the grave. Will Borne one give me a situation." . ."It'sall very well to talk about how the thermometer stands in the shade,'" remarked a gentleman with a boiled-lob ster-colored face who dropped in the other morning. " What I want to know is how it stands in the sun. That's the way T have to take it." . .Perhaps the oldest and best known, as well as the best lighthouse keeper on the Atlant'c coast, is a woman, Kathleen Andre Moore, of Black Rock lighthouse, near Bridgeport, Conn. She is sixty five, and lives alone in her little house with two dogs and a pet lamb. . .The richest bachelor in the country is said to be Peter Goelet of New York his property being estimated at $15,060, 000. He is now seventy-eight years of age. and is perhaps still a possible " catch " for same aspiring young hus band-seeker. . .There are many women in the better walks of life who have imbibed the love of strong drink, and it is charged that the drunkenness among them, to a con siderable extent, is due to the practice of physicians in recommending the use of liquors as stimulants. ..Some people are always putting their duties off. They are "just going to " all their days, but the last day comes and nothing is doue. Lavater sayH: " He who prorogues the honesty of to day till to-morrow will probably pro rogue his to morrows to eternity." .." Sound," said the nchoolmaster, "is what you hear. For iustance, you can not feel a sound." " Oh, yes, you can," said a smart boy. "John Wilson," re torted the pedagogue, " how do you make that out? What sound can you feel?" "A souud thrashing," quietly replied the smart boy. . ,M. Babinet, of the French Institute,, gave tbi-t test for distinguising colorless gems from diamonds : If a person looks through a transparent stone at any small object, such ss the point of a needle or a little hole in a card, and sees two small points or two small holes, the stone is not a diamond. All white colorless gems, with the exception of the diamond, he held, made the object examined about double. In other words, double refrac tion, whenever exhibited by a stone, is proof conclusive that it is not a diamond. .. A girl in a broad and butter period of sixteen or thereabouts, very gauzily at tired, boarded a Lincoln avenue car and plumbed herself upon a seat to which the sun had for a time been devoting ind vidual attention. In a few seconds she sprung up, searched in vain for fire, blushed, sat down, and gazed nervously at vacancy. The sympathetic conductor hurried to her side and asked her if she was Bunstruck. "Mind your business, she jerked out pettishly, and the boy in blue went aft to meditate—[Chicago Times. ____________ Arsenic Eating. Arsenic eating has become one of the fine arts of the American metropolis. Of course' it is as destructive as opium or alcohol in the long run, but what does lovely woman care if her appearance is momentarily enhanced. The immediate effect is the whiting of the skin, but the after-ravages are deadly. A physician whose practice is largely with actresses and the fashionable class who thus invite death to their toilet, describes the infalli ble signs of arsenic-eating : "When you see a woman with a swollen skin and puffy eyelids, plump and with a milky whiteness of complex ion, you may be sure you have a case. They think they are plump, but it is a fictitious plumpness, Instead of good adipose tissue filling out the skin, there is only a watery secretion. They have brought about a dropsical condition of the skin. And the first, most prominent place in which it becomes apparent is in the eyelids, first the lower then the up per. Examine the skin and you will see that the pores seem enlarged and the skin between tbem swollen and of an unnatural whiteness. And this is not cocfiaed to tbo face alone, you under stand. I »peak of the face simply be And when you cause that you can see f n look for that transparen w their faces don t be dewivfd by a de cate tinge of red. If the brow and nose have that corpsy white, the red on the cheeks is pamt. And n:> woman who 11868 areei " c 01111 wl ^bout paint.