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ptfLES OF TOURISTS.
In the Wav of Obtaining a I'nreel in Naples, suppose that on reaching visitor hears that a paroel r„ w d awaits him at the rail totioe. Unable to go himsolf, he i ig servant with the money, the I receipt, and a written request stil tion master to hand the parcel Ijcarer. That ought to suffice, but no one accustomed to ways will be surprised to [that it does not The bearer of Ljs unknown personally to the !n master, and be must be identi fortunately this is not a difficult ,„d s mutual acquaintance is un ed close by. But a new difficulty , nc e forthcoming. The parcel is ^Ito be of value, (though ob |v only a suit of clothes,) nnd the r must either present himself in nor appoint an accredited agent .liver the parcel at his house, day, accordingly, the signor pre himself; but here again ideutifi. is required, and this time it is ded with so much trouble that in isthe accepts the services of an jjted agent The following day gentleman presents himself the parcel, and the satis , n is tempered by the little ID t produced with it There is, of all, the cost of tho carriage; the ordinary customs; then tho dues; then a charge for every hat it has been lying at the sta then the agent's charge, his extra sou or two because it is day, and a glass of wine to it all down. On the next occa vhen a parcel is sent from Eu visitor determines that it Mines 119 jinks; litan an p, our [not be sent as a thing of value, that it shall take its trance, but to find that it makes no difference. iv set of excuses is framed, and it t until the authority has made his profit that the parcel reaches its nation. We have ourselves never ieen able to discover whether this pilizcd or illegal robbery, but on rcasion we ondeavored to escape tickmailing by directing the par ; be sent on by post. This was no i tage; the gain appeared to he illerrcd from tho station-master to uastcr, though perhaps they went j*. This latter was almost a gen in appearance, but he was not e accepting an extra three sous, h the steepness of the hill had n him tho excuse to ask tor.—Mur Magazine. hE TYPICAL AUSTRALIAN. Luntr of the Woll-to-Do Groller* or [ Squatter* or the Antipode*. to man is more hospitable than the (•to-do Australian. A visitor arriv fwell introduced will bo passed on b villa to villa, from country house [oiintry house, and from run to run, ring every where the most profuse pnrss. In a few weeks ho Will Uly know who first started him on [progress he is making. [here is little snobbery In the coun 1 but ns most of the people are "self pe." the parvenu is, of course, not unkuown personage, though the [liras land's of tho country and of the [pie prevent him—or her—becoming Ic so objectionable as ho or she pld be in an older condition of so the squatters or graziers are the (tocrats of the country, though some (be successful of them hare been (cbers and drovers, possibly even of (abler or less reputable anteeodonts. ley arc imbued with extremely terri pi instincts, and will refer to the (ill farmer, "who selects" under the (cnial land laws a bit of the run he [ses from the Government, or the il' (erentinl gold digger, as an English [lire would speak of a poacher, or a [nj-aered peer of tho "city man" who (Ills a "snug box" overlooking his ft wall. flet while tho English 'squire is like to talk of every thing rather than of [rent roll or the balance ho has at k banker's, the squatter will hardly p to tell his visitor of what he hns [last summer for his wool, or what [expects to got this winter for the [oxen which are^grazing in the pret itod roughly kcfT paddock you can # from tlie vuranda surrounding the "•"try house, Which he built when he 3 beyond the "hut" slage of brush toggling existence. The ladies are well educated, but Wu ffb charming company for a visit fthey are as a rule somewhat "loud" "1 inclined to cxnet the utmost defer "* from all tho male world around j® and to repay it by as little vener »» possible, Nobody awes them, 'are the mistresses so are the maids, hevo much of the pertnois of such >«ng persons, as exhibited 'in plays hlS£>>§£!HK Countries on He To ok It Coolly. * Chicago traveler tells the follow * °» »Philadelphia man : were sitting together on tho ""'•leps of the Philadelphia man's "Wonee when a fire engine dashed - A ,n ioS«d tr wi«i!wS *sed oat to the curb with^as much *1 Z doxUrlireotLbeZ w ^ tokeni ngthe sky. ffjSlt wS2f*ttwd Nlng to hir«»p»lrt quietly MWdtoNWt**." i : ml I 'ImiTfataiiSr FOREIGN GOSSIP. —The Celtlo language is spoken by MO,000 people in Ireland, 04,000 of irhom can speak no other. —The favorite pin and breach of the Parisian woman is ornamented with >te or several dogs' heads. —Since the accident in the Theater ^antique, the provincial theaters in France have had only empty galleries. —A clnb has been started la Berlin which has among its rules one which provides that no one shall be eligible to membership unless he can converse fluently in at least one foreign lan guage. —The title of boron was formerly the only one in the English language; now it is the lowest Its original name was "vavasour," but the Saxons changed it to "thane," and finally the Normans gave it its present appella tion. —The cost of the British medical army staff is £240,000 a year, but in addition, there is an item of £200,000 a year for pensions to retired doctors and surgeons. The medical officers retire from the service at forty-five years of age, and receive pensions for the remainder of their days. —The government of Italy is about to undertake excavations on the site sf the ancient city Sybaris, so famous for its luxury and splondor. Sybaris was buried under the mud brought down by an inundation nearly twenty four hundred years ago, but it is be lieved that the ruins will be found well preserved. —N. T. Ledger. —The British telegraph service, which is part of the post-office, docs Bot pay exponses since the rate was reduced to sixpence per message, or about 12 conts. The deficit for the past year was £223,000 on working expenses and £326,000 for interest on the working capital—in all £550,000, or $2,750,000. —The grasshopper plague is giving serious trouble in Algeria this year. The efforts lunde to destroy the eggs have proved useless. In one district 50,000 gallons have been collected and burned. This represents the destruc tion of 7,250,000,000 insects.— Nature. —Well may the people of France aland aghast at the financial problem they are called upon to solve. On the 1st of January, 1880, the public debt of France amounted to $6,200,000,000, on the 1st of February, 1887, it reached $7,524,000,000. Thus in seven years the debt has swelled to the tune of $1,324,000,000 — an increase of such fearful proportions as to justly create alarm for the solvency of France.— Public Opinion. —A "jubilee" river is the latest dis covery in New Guinea, where an Aus tralian expedition in the Victory has been making some valuable explora tions. The Victory found two large streams—the "Douglas," reached by the. so-called "Aird river," which is only one of the mouths of the vast Douglas, aud a still wider further oast, which the expedition duly christonod ••Jubilee," in honor of the Queen, Both rivers were explored for fully one hundred miles, and fivo new' tribes were found. —Springfield Times. —The total number of persons killed by wild animals nnd venomous snakes In the ten divisions of Bengal during the official year 1885-86 was the high est in the Inst five years, aud amount ed to 11,823. As is usual, nine-tenths of these denths were caused by snakes. But of 12,223 buffaloes, oxen, horses Biid ponies destroyed in this manner, only 311 were killed by snakos. Those annual returns do not take account of lh«i<B. goats, pigs aud monkeys, the west ruction of which is very large. The hyena is credited with the destruction of 773 head of cattle.— Boston Budget. REIGN OF THE CORSET. tt Cant* In with Ancient Mythology nnd Stilt Maintain* It* Sway. Jean Jacques Rousseau, with all the power of his genius nnd nil the xvarmth of the interest which ho took In youth, exposed the lamentable corruption of taste which assorts that tho figure is excellent in proportion to the waist. The philosopher of Gonovn exercised more social influence, perhaps, lit his time than any writer in Europe, nnd for a while slays xvent out of fashion in France. Stiff corsots wore still worn by tlie Indies of the old court; but sen sible mothers came to a common agree ment that their daughters should sub ject themselves to this voluntary pun Isnmcnt at ns lato a period ns possible, •ml not until their wedding day were they allott ed to tveur stays. The revolution swept away the corset altogether, as well as hoop potticonts, but stays again made their appear ance toward the end of the First Em pire. A very harmless affair, scarcely broader than tho "fitsclso ninmllluros of the Romans was the Imperial botlice; for waists were then woru ex cessively short, and tho stays without busks, stiff pieces of whale Modified, how were bone or steel plates. ever, ns they were, the strong:«»»»«•«" sense of Nnpoloon revolted against the reintroduction of the garment. •Cor- vlsart." said the ruler, whose business physician, 0 "the* coweUs coifno.ry of the worst taste; It tortures women and maltreat* their progeny; it means frlv ^ imiba, headacho, pain in tho coring SJS-th* cati. nnd bleeding at the HnbUusd tight lacing will pie *2 Ihst most nmMrnblo nddllionto t|.e «» Tlgltt lacing is qu»o ^ ^"S^su^tlmHlng.lmde. volopment of tho natural support. It I displaces the bones, deranges the cir culation, induces scirrhus in the mam mary glands, and ultimately cancer, nnd It is a tolerably sure provocation of lung disease, palpitation of the heart, and water in the chest. In the abdominal region tight lacing may bo reckoned upon with tolerable con fidence to bring about loss of appetite, sqneamishncss, indigestion, induration of the liver, melan cholia, dropsy, and rupture. Campin closely associated tight-lacing with squinting; Bonnaud said that it led to polypus; Platner maintained that to tight-lacing mothers unhealthy chll draB were born; Josephi warned the lovera of stiff corsets that their chil dren would be ugly;Wormes remarked that one of tho trifling inconveniences of tight-lacing was swollen feet; and Winslow showed that there was an in timate connection between tight-lac ing, curvature of the spine, and hunch back. Every scholar is aware that stay* are articles of attire of tho very high est antiquity, and that cestus of Agale was practically a corset Some an tiquarians have ever contended that the gridlo which Juno wore when she wished to appear her loveliest in the eyes of Jupiter was a pair of stays. The Empress Messalina was wont to have her body cravat adjusted very tightly before she preceeded to pass a happy evening in the suburra, whilo in the reign of Augustus an im proved corset was introduced called a "castula;" it fitted closely to tho form, and had tho agreeable addition of a dress improver. The ladies' stays of tho Middle Ages were known as "justaucorps," and subsequently as "coUcshanlies;" but Isabeau do Bavicre, the consort of Charles VI of France, totally repudiat ed stays, and, besides, laid it down as a sumptuary canon that there should be as littlejdrapery as possible between the necklace and the lace. When the Italian Catherine brought in the execrable busk, which was first of wood or of ivory, tho corset successively developed in rigidity and obduracy. It bccamo a cage, it became a cuirass, nnd it had to be so tightly laced that, the muscular power of the ordinary "fcmiue do ckambro" bcingiuadequate to tho pulley-hauling required, the court ladies used to send for the strongest of the Forts do la Halle to tug at their stay-laces, and even these athletic creatures could not accomplish their task to the entire satisfaction of their fashionable employers without pressing one foot firmly against the bedpost in order to obtain tho neces sary purchaso of leverage. The cor sets of tho present day, whether they bo machine-made or hand-fashionod from tho accurate measurement of the customer, invariably present the same general characteristics of fastening in front aud profusely boned at the sides; while at tho back there is that disas trous interstico, with its permanent criss-cross lacing, which can be pulled and hauled at until the vain and silly wearer commits constructive suicide. —London Telegraph. MOURNING* JEWELRY. A Few of the Moat Curious Freaks la ths Fashion* of Grief. The strangest freak ef all the fashions of grief lias been the wearing of "mourning jewelry;'' to demonstrate our inconsolablo lot, by a pertinent reference to it in our adornment, is surely paradoxical. I saw the othef day a "mourning ring" very interest ing in its quaint frivolity. A slender circle of gold held an oblong disk of white enameled surface, on which was dopictod the tomb, the weeping willow, and the visiting relative (in this case * widow), t;ll neatly placed under glass. It was an old, old ring, belonging to • great-grandmother, who wore it for her first husband's memory, although, she survived two more, it may have done tendor memorial services for all three. The process which converts the golflon curl, the brown tress or the gray hair of our lost ono into "hair jowelrv" is among the curiosities ol sentiment. Is it not cruel to wear • portion of mentf Surely tho wiry strand, re pellant and rigid, was never the soft hair about tho "old familiar faces." I remember seeing some "mother's hair" woven into the design of anchors for ear-rings, nnd the daughters were seaming to derive comfort from the light tossing of this oinblom of security, nnd no doubt finding somo occult sat isfactory reason for the Incongruity ol design and fact In our youth there clustered about us old maiden aunts wearing chains nnd bracelets of hair their stiffness somniug to testify to an unyielding sorrow, aud their quautily that the "departed" must have been Samsons. Then there were the brooches with the bulging serpentine twists of hair forming a frame for the pictur ed fnce of the original possessor of the hair—an uncertain appeal to frame, as the exigencies of a brooch sometimes subjected the head to tho vicissitude of being worn upside down, thus mar ring tho act of would-be respectful memory .—Jewelry Sews. ...... -I is sis our dead for orna _ 0nd er the constitution adopted in Holland in 1814. women landowners „„d tax-pnyers arc -titled to vote on ksmstw™ imre boon enfranchised. Many of (hem are wome », and largo miinbors el wol „en now regularly attend the elec ^-.Indianapolis Journal. >•<* kse 'erty-tum of which twenty-eight we jnc ceded by pigueih. j JOHN REID, I is * • • I ol as WHOLESALE FLOUR High Quality and Low Prieee. B70 Front Street, : ; Memphis, Tone* Choice Rough LUMBER! Oak or Pine, -FOR SALE BY J. T. MOORE, -AT $1.25 per Hundred ft. Delivered at Grenada. Yard near John Moore's residence. 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