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- WINNSBORO. S. . APRIL 26, 1883E
Listen, friend, and I will toll you
Why I som1etles seei so glad,
Tlien, without t reason changing,
Soon become 80 grave and sad.
Half my life I live a beggar,
Itagged, he1les8, and alone;
But the other alf a inonarch,,
With my courtiers round my thtrone.
Half my lIfe is full of sorrow,
Half of joy, still fresh nul new:
One of these lives is a fancy,
But the other one is true.
While I live and feast On gladness,
Still I feel the thought reinalit,
This inust soon end-nearer, nearer,
Comes the life of grief and pain.
While I live a wretceed beggar,
One bright. hope iy lot cati cheer,
Soon, soon, thOu shalt have thy kingdon,
Brighter hours are dIrawiig near.
So you see my life is two-fold
Half a leasre,- half a grief;
Thius all joy 1. Hoinewhat temporc(l,
And all orrow fluds relief'.
Which, you ask iue, is the real lfe,
Which the (ream-the joy or woe ?
Hush, friend, it is little matter,
And indeel, I never know.
Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Blythe were
seated at breakfast.
The stealt was broiled to perfection,
and the aroma from the steaming coffee
urn sent forth an appetizing odor.
But as the young wife watched her
husband's enjoyment of the daintily
cooked viands, her face wore a look of
abstraction notjusually seen upon it.
At last Mr. Blythe noticed .it; and
also that she was not eating--but mere
ly toying with the bit of toast upon her
"What's the matter, Letty?" he asked,
with a look of concern.
"Are you ill?"
"No, Malcolm, I was only thinking."
Malcolm gave a long low whistle to
emuhasize lus surprise. '*
"Thinking! my bright chatty little
girl, stopping her merry nonsense long
enough for such an unusual operation!
what can it be about?"
Letty drew herself up with an assump
tion of injured dignity; but her eyes
and smiling lips bore witness that she
was not deeply offended.
"You treat me so like a child, Mal
colm, that I have almost grown to think
that, though a married woman, 1 can
still avoid all trying responsil1lities, and
make life one grand holiday.
"But, I am beginning to se thinxs in
a new light.
"I may have but the one talent-still
I have no right to wavste it. I feel thor
oughly ashamed of myself to be such an
idler in this busy world."
Malcolm lookoa4 into tho.,qarnat, AYna.
with a mock seriousness of oxpression
in his own brown orbs as he said
"Well, Puss, I am sorjy if-I'm going
to lose my pleasant littie companion,
and have a loug-faced reformer take her
"Not so bad as that, I hope. Is it
not possible to do something to make
other people either better or happier,
without being long-faced' or disagree
By tiis time Mr. Blythe was ready to
put on his overdbat,
Letty, as usual, helped him to getinto
it, thou put up her Fps for a kiss.
8he looked very winsome, with the
seriousness of an awakening soul cloud
ing her innocent eyes, and giving a
somewhat plaintive droop to the lips,
elear-eut i their outlines, yet red and
pouting as a cleft cherry,
Malcolm lissed her fondly; then
* pinching her cheek, playfully said
"I'll gis e you a mission for to-day.
Put on your' pretty things, and go and
o>uy some prLesenits for your little sisters,
Then come home with such a bright
face that I can warm my heart in its
Letty felt a pardonable glow of pride
and pleasure in her handsome husband
as she watched him stride off, turning
now and then to nod another "good
bye" to her, until the tram car came
along whion wvas to take him down to
Ho had bought a neat little p)l.roton),
S3he sighed as she turned away,
though, lceling disappointed that Mad
colm had treatedl the matter so lightly.
But witn tan effort she threw oilf the
transient cloud, andi went to her room
to dress and cany out his suggestion.
She was the eldest daughter of a large
Her father had never been able to
~aflord his children the luxuries of life
out of hiajimitedl salary.
So it was a novelty to her to own a
purse so plethorie with bank-notes that
she could buy a present for every one
of her sisters.
As she had been married but a few
mouths,.it was her first shiopping expe
dition and she soonx forgot the serious
thoughts in the excitement of selecting
something to please each individual taste
among the dlear ones at home.
-Malcolm B3ly the was a wealthy, rising
Hie had been captivated by Letty's
pretty modest face, as heo listened to her
. graduation composition, delivered at
the closing exercises of the free school
of which she had been an exemplaty
pupil for several years,
He obtained an intadcuction, and to
the surprise of the gay world of which
. he was considered au ornament, six
months after their first meeting Letty
was installed mistress of a perfectly
ap'poinated mansion in one of the pleas
antest streets in town,
"Doar Malco,lm," she thought grate
fully, us she stopped into her pliwton
ano was whirled away, "It isn't every
husband Wyho would give his wife leave
to spend money for her.family."
Rlur destination was an extensive es
tabushinont where nearly every want
could be supplied--from a lady's outfit
to a child's simplest toy.
As she walked through the different
departments she found herself attracted
by one face, amid the passing throng.
it was so young, yet so sad; with a
strained cager lnok lw the large eyes
which gave -them an unnatural expres
Unconsciously Mrs.'BIly the followed
the girl as she paused before the differ
ent counters, then went on again with
out buying anything.
At last she pauied before a counter
upon which lay a variety of warm stock -
ings whose dainty proportions showed
that they wore intended for tiny feet.
She took up a pair and looked at
them wistfully; at last, *ith a deep
sigh, putting them carefully back in
their original pl%ce.
As she turned away large tear-drops
welled up from their fountains, and
stood for a moment ini her eyes, then
rolled slowly down her cheeks.
'Poor little Nettie," she said, half
aloud, "how. wish I co,uld buy them
"Who is 'little Nettie?" asked a gentle
voice, and looking up, the girl met a
glance from Mrs. blythe's eyes which
for the moment deprived her of her
power to answer.
It was so kind and sympathetic that
her tearj came faster tnd faster.
At last she found her voice, and man.
aged to stammer out, notwithstanding
tne lump in her throat, which seemed
to rise and almost choke her
"Nett:e is my little only sister. We
two are all alone in the world, and oh,
ma'am, I love her so dearly."
"Did you tliftk those stockings you
were looking at would fit her?"
"Yes ma'am; and I've been trying to
earn enough money by sowing to get
them for her, but I couldn't."
"She shall have some stockings, and
some nice warm underclothing, and a
dress too. You shall come with me and
It did not take long to make the in
Then Mrs. Blythe led the wandering
girl out to where her luxuriously.cush
ioned phlton was in waiting, and in a
few moments they where being whirled
rapidly along the crowded streets.
"Now put your hands into my muff
aud get them nica and warm. while you
tell me all about yourself .and Nettie. I
will take you home, and see where you
live and what I can do for you."
Nanny's story was soon told.
I will give it in her own words
"We live on the top floor of Lumber
five; Walton St. Poor mother broke
her heart after father's death, anu only
lived two months. I have earned what
I could by doing coarse sewing; but
work is (ut off and pay was so poor that
I hadn't saved anything.
"I've tried to pick up odd jobbs, but
they are hard to find. I haven't begged
yet, though I walked up and down a
good wnile to-day, trying to get up
courage to ask for some pennies just to
get Nettie some bread and milk, but I
Tears wierein Mrs. Blythe's eyes as
she listened to the pitiful story.
Then she said
"She shall not lack again for what she
needs. I will holy you until work gets
As they entered the cold, bare-looking
room, it did not seem at first to be
But at last a curly head peeped out
from under a blanket which covsred the
meagre apology for a couch.
Little Nettie had crept under it to
keep herself warm.
As she caught sight of her sister she
gave a glad cry.
Then seeing the strange lady she
shrank back timidly.
"Don't be afraid, Nottio," said the
kind voice; "i am going to stay here
while sister runs and buys som coal
and wood, and something to get you a
wvarm supper with."
Whil'e Nanny was away sh a produced
the warm, bright-colored stockings, and
told Nettie to pntt them on.
It takes but a trifle to make a child
forget sorrow, and be gay with the
gayest, andt Nottic's face absolutely
shone with joy, anid her baby tongue
was soon prattling away as though she
had known Mrb Blythe all her life.
When that lady wvent home her own
heart wvas full of the re-flectea happiness
which she had bestowed upon Nanny
That evening after he'r husband had
.lonned dressing-gown and slippers, she
the .m "hatJry of her day's work,
half -expecting he ;could make sport of
her in is usual kind, bdba~itiicial fash
He listened in silence, appareh'%~
counting the purple rings which curled
uipwards from his cigar.
When she had finished he turned to
"Do you know what you are !oing,
Letty ? You are encouraging pauperisim!
It is evidently my duty to reprimand
Letty looked at him in a puzzled way ;
hut a merry twinkle in his brown eyes
"Oh, Malcolmi you are too bad! you
are making fun of me."
"Not at all Letty; I shall take your
punishment into my own hands at
And before the young wife knew of
his intentions he drew her upon his
knee and kissed her tenderly.
"I see you've found your mission;
LeLty; and you may do all the good :,ou
wish to while I find the funds, Does
that seem right pnd good in your
"Malcolm, you're an angel!"
The answer was somewhat irrelevant,
but it was satisfactory.
Mm. Blythe soon obtained steady
employment for Nanny.
.besides being enabled to support
herself and little Notti. comfortably,
she was slowly and surely laying up a
sum of money against a ' rainy day."
Would that every happy, prosperous
woman felt, it to be her mission to lit
the burden from some suffering sister,
Sparing something for "sweet
charity's sake" out of her own abun
dance, and thus laying up a store of
that imperishab)le treasure which
"neitl.or moth nor dust doth currupt.'
-R2cent investigations warrant the
conclusion that there are in Cochin
China, dejposits of gold and silver, bedi
of lignite and phosphate of limo, with
veina of iron ore.
A Itace for a Hiss.
A butter pedler from kioney Lake re
lates with great glee how a neighbor of hi
was cured of too frequent tipping the gin
bottle. This neighbor married a young
handsome spirited lady, and for a ionti
or two all went well in the house an
9bout the .farin; then the husband fol
back lnto his-old tricks. The wife remon
strated and for a time the husband re
formed. Presently, however, she becam
satisfied that thi "bottle tipping" wa
again going on. When she spoke to he
husband. about the matter he swore tha
the "aroma" she detected was that ot i
coliolinedicine he was taking, he havin
developed a most intractable colic, for th
relief of which he had brought home an
paraded a bottle of medicine.
The wife was confident that there wa
kept somewhere about ti premises a con
siderable store of a very different kind o
medicine. She kept her own counsel an(
at the same time a strict watch. In a daj
or two she discovered under a manger it
the barn the secret hoard. She said noth
ing of the discovery to her husband.
Soon after the huspand had business at
neighbor's some two inles away. On him
return he wa, somewhat surprised at Pee
ing a note pinned upon his front door
II hastily advanced and read as follows
"Ben: You will Lind the key ot th<
house where you keep your colic medicine
I have taken Kitty and gone home to my
mother. Father and brother Bob will comc
to-morrow for the trunk in which I have
packed my things. NE5.iE
The husband rushed to the barn. At a
glance he saw that Kitty, his wife's mare
and the side-saddle were gone. Darting
to the manger he hauled out his corpulen1
demijohn of gin, and suspended from it
neck found the key of the nouso.
becuring the key, he sent the denujohn
whizzing and crashing against a post o:
tho barn. Bounding forth, he ran to and
mounted the horse he had left standing in
front of his house.
- Away he dashed. It was ten miles tc
the house ot his lather-in-law, and he was
determined to overtake his wife before she
could reach it or kill a horse in the at
Said the butter man: "Now, I seed
Ben's wife come over the hill, half a mik
south of my house, on her little mare Kit.
ty, and begin to perform some queer abo.
lutions. After she'd got over the brow o
the hill she paced up an' down the roac
or a time; then she rid up and looked
over the ridge for a while. After lookin'
a bit she turned about and rid up and dowa
the road a few times, then went up to the
brow o' the hill again. 8o she kept doin',
an' once or twice she got off and led Kitty
up to the top of the hill.
"I was puzzled as to whether she was
waitin' for somebody or had lost something
while on her way to her father's place,
some four miles heyond my house. I was
just about to walk out .that.way when I
0' the hill and begin to play her whip.
"In half a minute she was flyin' past mi
place like a wild woman. I stoad at my
front gate by the roadside, ready to holler
out at her to know what was up, but, bless
you, she never looked to'ards me. Her
eyes seemed sot in her head, her face was
pale and at every jump she let into Kitty
with a whip. I swar, her ridin'-sku t fairly
cracked as she bounded past.
"JIst then I heerd a tremendjus clatter
behind me. Turnin' about, I seed Ben a
conin' over the pitch of the hill on his big
black hoss, like a wild Comanche. lie
was ridin' with loose reins, leanin' away
for'ard, and diggin' his big spurs into hi
horse like he'd rip his insides out.
"He passed by, with hair and coat-taiI3
sailin' back in the wind, and never turning
his head to right nor left. I thought I
seed murder in his eye. I tell you, a mil.
lion thoughts went through my brain in a
secondl. All the stories i'd ever heard
about jealous husbands and insane hus
bands went through my head in a iump,
and I do believe If i'd my gu m nme bane
I'd have taken a wingshot at him En sus
1 seed .Neli look back once and then lay
the whip on Kitty hotter'n ever. Bien
was goen' like the wind. I knowed Nel:
was headed for her father's; and I seet
plain as day that lien would get her 'forc
she was safe landed.
"At last, he was upon her. It then waa
neck and neck for a time, with Ben reach
ing out for ihitty's bridle. At lass he gol
it, and the two horses gradually slowec
up till, they fInally stopped. I mountet
my gate-post all of a tremble, expecun' tc
see somethmi' dreatdfuli happen.
"They stopped in thme road talkin' migi
onto half an hour ; then I seedl Ben lear
'aer and Nell lean over till thar t wo heada
come togetr'. -
" 'What thc mischief !' says 1, 'Kissin
instead of kiihn'. Well, that sort o' fraca
gits me l' After the head-buimpin' tIm
pair turned about and caine slowly joggin
"As they passed mo 1 called out to Becr
to know what in the living jingo it al
meant. Ben began to stammer somtihinj
'bout half of which never got through hi
big beard, when Nell sings out to ime
'Only a race for a kIss l'' and givin' Kitt;
a cut that made her bound ten feet, sh
called out to Ben : 'Come on I A race L
the top of the hill for another I' and awa:
"That was five years ago, and I neve
knowed the meanin' of that, wild hmarumi
scaruim ride till 'bout three umoaths age
when the story 'bout tihe 'colic medicine
leaked out among the wimmena folks. 1e
a good whIle after the ride, howsume-ver
I remember of the neighbor men wondem
In' what had comne over Ben that he haa
shut down on his gin all of a sudden ani
wouldn't so much as take a glass o' Orego
"To this day no doubt Ben thiniks Ii
had a desperate chase after Nell and
narrer escape of her gittin' into the homn
den 'long with her big brother, her fathe
and his mother-In-law ; and i've nove
said a word to him 'bout how she foole
long under the brow o' the hill."
An Audventure in Onlabriq.
I was traveliiig at one time in Unlabri
-a country of bad people who, I believ
love nobody, and hate the French with
mortal hatred, and a Frenchman who Ic
into their hiands was likely to fare badly
My traveling companion was a-young ma
of 20. '1 he roads in the mountains ar
very precipitous; and it was with gree
difficulty that-our horses advanced at all
Mly comrade rode In front and, taking
path whichm seemed to him aborter an
more practicable. we soon found we hai
lost our way. To return upon our step
or to fiad a path that would lead ui out c
the woods, seemed equally impossible
We sought for one while the day lasted
but the more we sought, the farther w
plunged into the depths of the forest, an
it was blaek. -i,ht, when, at last w
arrived at a little house as black. W
entered, not without suspigion, but we hai
Within we found a family of charcoal
burners at their supper, which they in
vited us to share with almost their firm
words. My companion did not wait fc
the invitation to be repeated, and in
moment, we were eating and drinking wit!
thei,-he was, at least; as for myselt,
was chiefly odupied in examining th
place and the . facPa of out hmto. The
had the appear1Cot, of charcoal-burnerl
but the laouse t4gh.t'have been taken fc
an arsenal. .On 'ery- side were gunt
pi:tols, sabers, knives, outlasses, All thl
displeased me, and 1 saw well that
pleased the people as little. My comrade
on the contrary, made himself one of tk
family, he laughed, he chatted with them
aud with a singular imprudence which
ought to have forescen,-for 1 should no
haye trusted to a head of 20 years,-b
told whence we came, whither we wer
going, and, worse than all, that me wer
Frenchmen Imagine a little:-alone, lost
among mortal enemies, far trom all numai
help; and, that nothing might be lackinj
that could destroy us, lie pretended to bi
rich, and promised these people whatevei
they wished for our expenses and for 4
guide the next day I At last he spoke o
his valise, prayed themn to take the greates
care of it and to place it at the head of th4
bed. le wished, he said, no other pillow
One would have believed he carried th<
diamonds of the crown-when what cause(
him such anxiety in that valise was onl3
the letters of his lady love.
The supper ended, the people all lof
us. Our hosts slept in a room below; ai
attic or loft raised six or eight feet abov
the room in which we had eaten, and t<
which we climbed by a ladder, was tho
sleeping apartment that awaited us,-:
sort of nest into which we introduced our
selves by creeping under rafters ladei
with provisions suffilient for an entir
year. My companion climbed first, threv
himself upon the bed, and was asleep in i
moment. Determined to watch, 1 made i
good fire and seated myself by it.
Thu night wore away very quietly.
was beginning- to be reassurred and <
think my fears and suspicions wholl)
groundless, wheq, just before 'daybreak
as it seeied to nie, I heard the voices o:
our host and his wife in loud talk, appar
ent,y arguing., Placing iny- car to th
chimney, which: communicated with th4
room below, I clearly distinguished thes4
words from the husba'nd :
"Well, let us see finally, will it be nec
cessary to kill 1kem both V"
- .=anlid"Y.e, JslJ
I heard bothuinore'-I stood breath
less-my whole bdy cold as marble, t<
have seen me, you, would scarcely hav4
known wliether I was dead or living
Heavens I when I think of it even now,
shudder. We two, almost without arms
against 15 or 20 wh had so many, anc
my comrade dead with sleep of fatigue
To call him, to makb a sound, I dared not
to escape without him, - 1 could not; be
sides, though the window was not higl
beneath it were two great bull dogs howl
iug like wolves. Imagine, if you can, thi
horror of my situation I
At the end of a quarter of an hour
which seemed loniz enough, I assure you
I heard the sound'of steps upon the stair
case, and looking through the crack of th
door saw the husbant , a lamp in one haw
in the other one ot his great knives. I1
ascended the stairs, opened the doorn
passed the lamp to hii wife, who had fol
lowed him, then entered with bare feet
Shading the lamp with her fingers, hii
wife, iromi without, said to him-, "aoftly
go softly." lie reached the ladder, mount
ed it with his knife between his teeth, an<
coming to the head of the bed on whici
the poor young man was extended unconi
scious, helpless, offering his bared throat
with one hand he took his knife; with th
other, he seized..Ah cousin I I to]
this to you because it is the truth....
. .. ...he seized. a great leg of han
that was suspended Iromi a beam, cut
large slice from it, and retired as lie ha
come; the lamp was withdrawn, the doe
closed and I left to my own reflections.
As soon as it was daylight tihe who]
family came with a great noise to wake us
as we had desired. A very good break
fast was served to us, I assure you ; tw<
fowls inade a p)art of it, one of which
said our hostess, we muist eat, and th
*othtl wb,'Etn.t carsy away with us. 0
seeimg them 1l'yhed.ed at once th
meaning of those terrible words '*'.'l '1
be necessary to kill them both," and you
I b.liove, have suffBclent penetration
divine without explanation what they sij
tOdi Sea~ Lighthnonu.
The Egyptian (Government has conr
rmenced the erection of a hghthiouse on or
of the rocks in the J.ed S3ea known as ti
Brothers. The Brothers are two smas
Scoral islets in the Rled Bea, about one ml
from each other, the depth of water .bc
tween them varying from 100 to 21
fathoms. The northern islet is about
quarter of a mile long and 100 yards wide
'and a beacon is situated on it in latituc
r 26 deg. 18' 50 north,and longitude 84 dej
50, 44 cabn, and it is in close proximity t
. this beacon that the new lighthouse is b
Iinmg constructed. Tho foundations arc no
I being laid for a circular stone towe
which is to be thirty-five feet in heigh
with a winding staircase to its sumim
i Rooms for the lighthouse keeper are to t
a built in the form of a sort of court rouri
the tower. The stone li being quarric
r and the lime bjurned on the island itsel:
r and an abundant aupply of drinking wat<
I is provided by a condenser which he
been fitted up on the island. T1he wor
will be[completod about the end of Apr]
when the ight-a fixed white dioptr;
light of 8j order, visible at a distance
a fourteen miles-will be exhibited. Bi
of course, due publieity will be given lat<
Sas to the exac,t date.
, -The fireS :extrardinary flood
2 Cioinnati on recor-d *.as in 1792, who
6 the water is supposed to have gor
e above sixty feets There was not mue
.property to destroy at that period, ax
therefore little daithage could be repa
Moscow and the HremtUn.
In spite of the threats of the Nihi.
ists, preparations for the coronation nf
the Czar Alexander III. are progress.
3 ing at Mosoow, and news comes daily
I of some new and more expensive elabo
n ration of the machinery f,r the impe.
e riul pageantry. The Kremlin, wherein
I the principal ceremonies will be per
formed, is one of the most remarkable
- structures in the world. Its usual
- designation in the West, "the palace of
t the Kremlin," is entirely misleading,
r Tacre is within its walls a palace, it as
a true, and a m9st magnihicent one in
l1 point ol both extent and decoration,
I but that is only a small portion of the
e whale, which is a combination of for
Y t,res, . 4tonad, ecclesiastical capital,
It otlidral- iead4uatr aid impotlal resi
ir dence all in one. Tho ]Kremlin is really
I the eitadel of Moscow, and undoubtedly
a occupies the entire area of the ancient
city. It is surrounded by an erthen
rampart varying from 30 to 50 feet in
D height, at whose base oii one sido j )W
the waters of tha river Moskwa. With
t in t,he walls, overlooked by the tower
t of Ivan the Great, whose gilded cross
is 325 feet from the ground, are cathe
drals, churches, palaces, monasteries
and mouuments grouped together with
out any attempt at symmetry of ar
rangemont and representative of almost
every known variety of architectural
design and period. There are the
Uathedral of. the Assumption, in which
f overy Cz.ir since Ivan the Terrible has
been crowned, and in which it is in
tended Alexander's coronation shall
take place next May; the Cathedral of
the Archangel, where the bones of all
the Romanoff's up to the time of Peter
the Oreat he buried; the Cathedral of
the Annunciation, formerly the place of
t. baptism and marriage 01 the imperial
family; the Cuurch of the Rodeomer,
3 one of the oldest buildings in Moscow,
it not in Europo; the Miracle MAonas.
tery, the Ascousion Convent and tWe
i baoristy of the Holy Hynod, where the
- robes and sacred vessels of the patri
k archs are preserved. These are the
) religious oditices. Nc xt, comes the pal
r ace, built on the site of the one d
Lstroyed by Rostopohin's torches when
L Napoleon's army was drivn out to
treeze in the dread winter of 1812-13.
This structure, a large portion of it
erected by the Emperor Nichols-ho
whose heart broke when his armies
met defeat in the Crimea-contains
many waguitoeut halls dedicated to
the various orders of Russian knight
hood. In this, too, is the treasury,
where, as in a vast museum, are con
tained arms, armor, relics, regalia and
other.treasures illustrative of the his
tory of the ancestors of the Czar. The
L Arsenal, an imposing structure of im
spot of the Russias walks, he surveys
with pride a coilection of captured tro
phies of war, among them 635 cannon
taken from the enemies of the Ozar.
The great bazaar of Moscow is an enor.
mous structure, covering three squares,
throe stories high and intersected by
numerous narrow stroots and passage
ted there are stocks of all sorts of goods,
amounting in average value to between
$55,000,000 and $60,000,000, and this
represents only a comparatively small
portion of the value of the general
merchandise within the city, there
being other bazaars and market places
of almost equal extent crammed with
valuabie stocks of goods. The destrue
tion of such a city would be an incal
culable disaster to iussian wealth and
con:morce. Whether the Nihilists pos
,.s5a power suilicient to carry out their
i hreats renmins to be seen. It is now
almost certain that the Emperor has
abandoned, if he ever entertamned, the
I idea of making any concssions to their
I Occasionally you see a man order
trip)e at a hotel, but he always looks
i hard, as though he hated himself and
x overybody else, Hie, tries to look as
Sthough lie eiJjoyedl it, but hG does not.
r T1ripc is indigestible, and looksi like an
india-rubbia apron for a child to sit on.
s When it is pickled it looks lhke dirty
,clothes put to soak, and when it is
cooking it looks as thaough the cook
) was boiling a dish cloth. On the table
,it looks like glue, and tastes like a
e piece of oil silk umbrella cover. A
a stomach that is not lined with corru
3gated iron wvould be turnedi wrong sidle
t, out by the smell of tripe. A mani eat.
, in'igs Wrp, hotel table looks likes an
.0 Arctio explorer dinint' on'/ WMrduJs or
o hewing pieces of frozen raw dog,
You cannot look at a man eating trlp<
but he will bhush and look as though
he wanted to apologize andl convinc<
you he is taking is to tone up his sys.
Stom. A woman never cats tripe
SThere is not money enough in the work
0to hire a womanu to take a corner of a
11sheet of tripe in her teeth and try t<
pull off a piece. Those who eat tripa
0are men who have had their stomacha
a play moan tricks on them, and they ca
tripe to got even with their stomachs
and4 then they go and take a Turkisi
bath to sweat it out of the system
Tripe is a superstition handed dowx
from a former generation of butchers
who sold all the meat and kept thi
r, tripe for themselves and the dogs; bu
,dogs of the present day will not eal
,. tripe. You throw a piece of tripe (dowi
e in front of a dog, and see if lie doci
d not put his tail between his legs and g<
d oi1' and hate you. Tripe may have
r, value' but at is not as food, .to may ba
ir good to fill into a burglar-proof safe
is with the cement atid chilled steel, or ii
k inight answer to us'e as a breast plat<
1, in time of war, or it would be good t
ic use for leumipers between cars, or I
,f would make a good face for the weigh
It of a pile driver, but when you come t<
ar. smuggle is Into the stomach you d<
wrong. Tripe! Biahi A pico0
Turkish towel coked mn axle greas
it would be pie compared with tripe.
uc -A pair of bald eo los have mada
hJ their home near StonyI oint, Mich., oa
*d the mrargin of .iake ~iie, for mnan
r- -years, and It is believed that they ar
nearly if not nnite anvny yaars old.
Cures by Electricity.
"Why don't you take some slook in
the new electrio light company." said an
aged man to a middle aged man, as they
atood up to a bar taking a drink.
"Not none," said the middis aged
man, as he stirred the beverage with a s,
spoon, and swallowed it-not the spoon
but the beverage. "There's too. much 21
electricity, I tell you; and I don't know
where the electricity craze is going to IV
end. We send messages by elect:ioity,
talk by it, our streets and houses are to .'
be ligbted by it, and now they have got
to using it to cure diseases withi Why, O
doWo**now, they advertise to cure
vor.Cflng wi oloctrioitym'Ynakow U1
my wife? Well, she thinks she has every
disonso under the sun, and she is a walk
ing galvanic battery. I dare not toucho
her unless I touch a gas pipe or some
iron substance first, or a spark will fly w
from my hands and startlo me. You
haven't sen her lately, eh? Well she o
looks twice as big as she ever did be. h
lere, but she is poor from oirrying
around ieotrio belts and pads. .First ,(
she saw an advortisment in a Chicago
paper of an electric belt, and she is
wouldn't be satisfied till I got her one, U
and to keep peace in the family I took
her measure down to Chicago and got a t<
belt, and she put it on and a aid she felt rt
better. Then she wanted a pair of
electric insoh B for her shoes, and I got 1,
them. Then she wanted an electric w
supporter, and I thought it would be a
good way to support her, and I got one
for her. Then she wanted an electric
stomach and liver brace, and I got that..
I thought she was pretty well protected al
against the majority of the diseases the
human family is subjected to, but a he F
saw some more pictures of electric ap- 0
pliancos in the paper,and'l had to buy .
her some back pads, ana breast collars, f
and electric stockings, and she will want
the rest of the harness, including a sur
cingle and headstali. Why, John. f
honestly. I will give you leave to shoot
at my wife with a shot gun loaded with U
fine shut, for five cents a shot, and will %S
give you a dollar for ovely shot that
touches her person. She i. enveloped in
in a perfect coat of electric mail, and
she isn't very well yet. 0, I forgot the
knee pads and hair crimpers. I expect g
she will want a telephone line next, and cc
a tower with an electric light of four y
Tr- r -
family does any good, but it is a great t
saving on . ills and things. Before she 01
struck this electric fake it was a cold w
day when the drug man's hand-cart did Y4
not stop at my house, but now all she ti
buys at a drug store is porous plasters
and perfume. Wily, she used to have a b<
regular time car.4 hung up in her room gi
for taking medicine, and it required the Ia
brain of a chief justice to prevent get ni
ting the different kinds of medicine in bi
at the wrovg times. I have seen her fa
take seven difforent kinds of little white
pills in a half day, and never miss a pill w
or got the wrong kind, and overy pill
looked just alike, and there was no taste
or smell to them. It was a great strain i
or her mink, and may be this electricity as
is doing her good, in resting liar intel-. ti
loet. All you have to do is to buckle
on the magnetic corset, or surcingle, "
and it goes right to wvork at the drop of_
the hat, sand the same one is good for a 8
child in arms or a votran a hundred
years old. There is no doubt in my ca
miuad that science has simpliflod things e:
wonderfully, and if my wife is ntot cured P
it 'wiil not be her fault. But no elec
tric light stock for me, If I shoul b
carry home a block of elctric light
stock my wile would buckle it on to.hera
somewhere, and swear shte experienced
great roloif. But I will have to go, asA
I haave heard of an electric bunion, per- ni
suaid and corn annihilator a man is sell- 'I1
tng dowvn on tihe Southt side, and my '
wife wants onte. Good-day."
WIildernesas or Cainaray 3Mrdsi,.
The recent aninulaip6o'r-ol- M .
himn Board of Trade closes the chaipter ti
on the purchase andl sale of animal pro. I
ducts with ant allusion to a branch of v
trade no longer uncommon withmi the a
sphere of its action. 'The firm of C.
iReiche, in Alfeld, deale.ts in animals, e
origina ly raising and selling canary a
birds only, but of late years a rival of c
the graas Haimburg house of Hagonbek c
appended a detailed statement of sales
of wild beast, ruminants, pachyderms. j
antd birds, which its travelers in Africa a
and Australia had purchased, as well asa
of canary birds bought and exported to ]
counttries beyond the sens. The increase f,
in thte importation of foreign singing and te
ornamentail)birds during 1882, over 60
per cent, of whichi were resold toforeign -g
countries, was a marked one. The firm
abought in Ge.rmiany 42,000 male and 20' t
600 female canaries, besides 48010 wild
birds, a total of .66,900 birds, of which
a48,200 were sent to the United States, ~
1500 to South America, 1200 to South
Africa, 13 000 to E'ngland; the remain
aing 3000) died. O0 foreign anials there
were imported by the house 90 wild '
beast ruminants and pachyderms, 200 1
long-oged and other large birds, be- a
a sdes 0350) ornamental and singing birds
from America, Afrioa and Australia, of ~
which 50 per cent, remained in Ger
amany, the rest going to France, Belgium, ~
Holiand, England and the United States, -8
The food consumed by tne birds alone K
aamounted to the respec:abie quantity of I
27 tons, viz,, 19 tons of rape seed and 8 1
tons of hemp, millet and other needs, (
besides ants eggs; 1200 pounds of bin. i
oult and 9600 hen eug- c
NEWS IN BRIEF,
---M. Grevy is seventy-fo ir yea.ira old.
--The population or Mexico is esti.
lated P.t 10,000,000.
-The king of P.rtugal receives. the
lAry of $440,000 a year.
-1n New Orleans cucumbers are
3l1bu at 7 cents apiece.
-A company at St. Louis turns out
)0 dozen shovels a day.
-A closely contestedelection in Eug
.ind costs about $10,000.
-Braoklyn has added several chemi
l engines to its department.
-Montana Claims to have 1,000,000
kttle grazing on her plains.
-About one-firth of the area of li
Risiq iad to be marsh lands.
-Per lyacinthe and his wife Intend
visit America during the summer.
-Ala Cary Sturgis, the singer, is
riously ill at her home in Durham Me.
-At the beginning of 1882 107,112
iles ot railway were open in Europe.
-Gavernor Boynton, of Georgia
irries his head six feet three inches
-Ex-Governor Talbot, of Massachu.
atts. has gone to see the wonders of
-The E trl of Dudley, whose income
85,000,000 is said to be losing his
-The Malagassy Embassy visited the
nmb of Washington, at Mount Vernon,
-The Canadian port of Sarnia shipped
800,000 eggs to New York in one
--The thirty-eight savings banks in
bode Island have 112,472 depositors
id $18,320,671 deposits.
-Professor E. S. Dana, of Yale Col
go, has resumed his college duties
:Ier a severe illness.
-Alligators are becoming burou in
lorida and their extinction is consider
I only a question of time.
-The firemen of Le Roy have organ,
od a benevolent association for disabled
remon with a capital of 84,300,
-Charles N. Marsh has been chogen
lork of the town of Hingham, Mass.,
r twenty-eight consecutive years.
-oinage at the various mints in the
S. for February, $4.548,360, of which
,400,000 was standard dollars.
-Owing to the unseasonable Autumn
France between 3,000.000 and 4,000,
10 of aves of wheat remain still to be
-Sir William Armstrong, the English
inmaker, has given $750.000 to New
atle, Eug., during the last twenty
to cotton crop for the pnOk ar 6,835,
-In 1860 not a hundredweight of
heat was exported from India; last
!ar 9,879,225 ewt., were consigned to
.o United Kingdom.
-Baltimore, Md., has abolished her
>ard of fire commissioners, and has
von the control of the department to
-The, fireman's fund of Rochester
)w amounts to $47,000. It is for the
)ofit of disahied firemen and their
-During thb month of January there
cre throughout the country twenty.
iree fire4 involving a loss of at least
100,000 in each instance.
-The Chinese are going home, More
i.n 5,000 depairtures andI only twent,y
~rivals are recorded since the restrie.
on law went into force.
-The deepest sea s'oundings yet taken
the Paicific shows a depth of 27,935
st, or about flve andc one third miles,
edeepest Atlantic soundings are 2T, -
-The armament of Germany has been
>mpleted. It was begun in 1873. The
(pi3nses have amounted to $132,000,000,
uid out of the French war indemnity,
-The amount of deposits and cash
tilances, in the joint-stoek banks of
reland in Juno, 1982, was ?30,667,000,
ii increase of more than two millions
ver the previous year.
--There are 1286 school buildings in
rkuinnas, valued at $251,217, 129 of the
uimber weore erected during last year.
he school teachers number 2418, of
'hem 471 are colored.
-It is announced that the late Prince
harles of P?russia left a tortuine of more
ain six million dOllars, of which three
illions Is bequeathed to his son.
--Chauncoy Warner, .of Cambridge,
ie town o,f ftlban's with a $30,000
ouso for use as a free hospital, He
Ill provide a $25,000 endowment fund,
--Servia is dependent on foreign
ountries for her salt supply, and to
timulate explorations the Government
'fiers a prize of $80,000 to the discoverer
f a workable salt mine In the kingdom.
-A large canoe In excellent condition
as been found near Bex, 4,000 feet
boyo the soa level and neariy 3,000 feet
bove the valley of the Rone. No
isustrino relies have ever before been
und in Switzerland at such an eleva
-The diaily earnings In the cotton
ictorios of the United States are nearly,
ouble what they necre in 1840. The
otal number of spinning spindles Is
0,653,485; of looms, 225,750. T[he
etual consumption of oot:on last year
ras 1,760,000, bales.
-1t Is estimated that there are 200,
00 vagabonds and beggars In the Ger
ian :hmapiro, including thieves, piok
'ockets, and other BWidlers, and the
uthoritios estimate the annual loss to
onest people by their operations at the
normous sum of $25,000,000..
-4Until thie lattei' part of the six teonth
entu"y knitted stobkings were alto
ether unknown In England. 6.'h fa
ious pair presented to Qaeon llU.44l
y urs. Montgp Ein ,15860 wae
, tted silk; and they plese the oa
oquette iso much thatulie decared lh
such vehemence slid wduld nove wear
loth ones a i .4r