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Tho Chorister.
Know on thu high-pitched minster roof at?t
Snow on tho boupKn of tho leafless llndtn
Snow on thu silent esicctB and squares thnt
freczo I j
Under night's Wing 4o4rii-dropping IIIK'I nif\
Inside thc church, wltitwi tho shadowy che i'.
I ?'in burns Un- |%iups liku lights on vaporo H
Drowned are th? vu,. s ul droned Utanioi:
lillirrutl aa In druatns tttu volco of priest ?? "1
choir, .
L'olil hath mnulisd loiiko to slumber herc! U
Gnu swlfi yopmun. Boating Uko a lark,
Situ Hos thu stillness; throbs that soul vi
Heats around ?ich and lulo, IIOIMIB echoing
wui^oxqi^Uit? Mplrntloni higher and high
er, *
VoitriiB lu -oJiip IIIIKII?RII of untold desire.
-John AddliiKtou Symonds.
Th* Cl?. .-, i,iilff nu tho Moors drew near,'1
Olrt'Ctcd thal lils nfflooru Ehoiild load
'.IIB corpse to liatllu inouiitod on tho Kt
flo rodo l;i KU i i'll all tho storm of his OOH
Hwy did. wherever toworcd that obU
For victory thom WUK no olhor nood.
Th<* foe's proud front was broken
And ho wim scattered In a Kalo of fear,
Ko. Uko that Arthur of romantic Spain.
'I li? iii i'll dead, thc lofty OHO! of all tin
Ktlil lead IIB o'er tho world's vast battle
flinn tho lint hin! Htccdtf of blKtory
And, by their presence, rally and BURta
Whilst tho Kreut war 'twixt Truthiiu'd Iii,
-Franklin R Dustin, in Tho curran
in i r Vranes'* ttrent st?tue-itu n Kin
oilier Statues.
Thc history of tho groat underta*
which will give New York Harbog
largest statue in tho world begin sit
ly ton years ago, when tho first sf
were taken in tho ni.itlor by a bod/
distinguished Frcncllincn, cnthusiy
lovers of liberty, whom its origiuji*
and creator then interested in mah
blc conception. Tlicso gcntlemon fl
ed themselves into a society callurJ
Union Franco Amcricaino do F rf,
and hold a banquet Nov. 6, 1875, f
auguruto tho project. M. llnuujf*
design was enthusiastically appft
and a subscription for tho otoctio
the statue begun. Thc City .of i
subscribed $2,000, and in UV o y
Franco had subscribed, ohictlj in sifi^h
Binns, tho $250,000 necessary . for ViSis
Inii poso. Another bampint was then
ichi in tho French Capital, at which
un address to thc people of tho ''tuted
Stales was adopted, recalling tho al
liance of France with this Nati vu in
the causo of liberty during tho Revo
lutionary War, and embodying senti
ments expressive of their hearty ac
cord in the maintenance of democratic
principles ol government. Work ?"
tho colossal statuo wns promptly bu
8un unddr tho superintendence' of ifs
esigner, who"Y*? witnessed it4 com
pletion. Tho Un'iVu'A plates Minister
W?tvtttt ttl' that time, M.\ jMortou,
drovo tho tirst spiko.Oct 21. 18>?1. rivet
ing tho tirst of tho bolts willoh wcro to
join tho statue to tho podest;-'- Only
tho right arm, head, and -houldors
wcro at that thno ready, but :*H tho
plaster casts were COluplotqjb ?nd
stoutly work was being done with tho
bronze of which tho statue |S made.
Thc hand and wrist holding th? torch
lind already arrived in Amern-'? in time
to bo oxhibitod at tho CcnlOLinkd Ex
hibition, ami were afterwan
arilv placed in Madison Soi
Meanwhile on this side of
tlc inoasures of co-operation,
Senerous French nation w
an. 2, 1877, a mooting of fcilizons of
New York was bold for tho J purpose of
presenting ibo undertaking to tho
American people, to proniopc tho leg
islation necessary for thc ref
inauguration of tho ?tatu?,
atc financial moans for cree
abb; foundation ami ped
gross passed a resolution p
thu erection of thc statuo
Island, N iw York Harbor,
maintenance in good on
over, its formal reception
dont of tho United Status i]f>
tho government was scour
idout Grant thanked tho
plo for tho gift by auto
An address to tho people
try asking subscriptions
and circulated, but fund
in with provoking slowi,
statue has soon dark day
troniblott in tho balando.
Springing up from th
New York Bay, IP .i thc
harbor, mid command II
strudel! vioiv out throng
to the ocean, Ibulloo's Isl
peclally favorable sito fo
of a beacon-light that ss{IB
guide liiti Wuriavr to a ?Jifo hav
symbolize to the emigrant whon
readies our shores thu ?(flea of
which has been so hu golly iustrt
in bringing him hither. r'Jho is
self is nu eh larger than! appoarl
from tbo Now York slioiro or fi
lil Iii;; lap hie pictures of tat lin
lund willoh havo recently boon
od ovor tho country, fit i,!lB ,
of four or live acres, aid will
bo a delightful breath! Lg-plucV
city resident, and a M|7Cpa to
dor-hunting country
has rocoived tho last ly,
of tho l'ode,ial CTo'mmitt
cd to tho GoyeYniuont.
The foundation on which t
tal ls to ..est is a vast mass
and ?and. and lime, ninety
squaro at tho bono, slaty-so
squnro al tits top, and llfty
ton inches in height, it rosts
of gravel oom o twenty foot
sur/Aoe. This hugo mass of
for all praotioal purp?? os a
of granite roprosonts th? aoti
outside of plant and doslgi
-has thus fnr boon dono for tl
lion of tko statue. Upon thi
built tho granito podental.
nigh, and twenty foot squ
, tom por
ro, New
ho Atlan
with tho
ru taken.
Option and
and to clo
ting a suit
slid. Con
roviding f<?r
oJ?n licdloc's
and for its
Hon*. Moro
tho Prcsi
behalf of
and 1'res
ronoh poo
aph letter.
this coiin
ras written
havo como
ss, and tho
whon its futo
.. rs of
twatbf the
g ?ii
nd is ?
tho o/?'
Milena to
y /vi?iltor.
unitteov aol
ir rows
i once
n and
io first
libel ty
and lt
i ii lier I
111 tho I
nd Is
fi area
r tho I
o won
hon it
top. Tho facln
J .cotes Island
I? rloh purple i
?I ti ra nco. Thu
to this podosti
passing from
through tko p
statuo Itself U
copper and lr
toni. An ?lo
ajoond from ni
)l thu pedeH
.in.) ginni
and of
ituo will ll
by li
io feet
en foet
wo foot
on a bod
low tho
what ls
.lid block
al work,
s, which
ie recep
will bo
117 foot
?o at tho
tal is of
lo, which
great en
It anchored
iron rods
'kim statuo
j.ase. Tho
j, made of
\ nearly 200
jiir^tiy will
lo pedestal
WQOUOO Hu: stairs will continue through
th? Upi if tod arm to thu torch hula in
tin: limul. Upon tho small balcony be
neath thu torch ibero is .sianding room
for liftOOII poisons. Tho height of tho
entire, affair is reckoned as follows:
Height of baso of foundation above
high-water maru. 8 fuel; height O? foun
dation-mass, f>'? fuel; height of nodos tal,
117 fool; height of statue. 161 feet.
To r.M. JirJ'J k' li KT.
This raises thu torch several feet
ahovu the plnnuoTo of Trinity church
Spiro, Hie loftiest, edilicO ill the city
propia-, ami makes it nearly tis high as
tile water-tower on ibu bin ll' near Ililli
Bridge, which is Ibu highest point
ftjpovo the sea-level in tho city. An in
cfmiparably beautiful view will be had
oj the harbor, tim eily, and the MU
Aiinding country from tho apex of tlie
J Aside from its val no as an earliest of
?renell >,'ood will, as an artistic, tri
atnph. anti as an observatory, tho
statue will bo useful as a lighthouse.
A powerful electric light will i i lu mi n
r.tu thu world by night from lim torch,
while ;i coronet ol lights will bc placed
on thu spurs of Hie diadem.' It is cal
culated that I hose lights will bu visible
on a clear night at a distan u of eighty
flight miles at sea. This will make thu
statuu one of the most important light
houses on Ibu coast.
'I bu outer wall of thc fort, which cov
ers about half of tin- island, and comes
down nearly to thu water's odgo on the
Southern side o? it, is lo bu li lt stand
ing, and will make a very massive and
U fh'O ti Vu traine lor the Maine, which
will bo placed ii ils contre. From thu
inlier Ol' purndu v. a:, of the b ri a ter
race will r.su to tue base of thu podos
ta! -tho space beneath tho turraco be
ing utilized for thu machinery for tho
electric lights and the elevator,
nu; so; i.rn m.
Thu distinguished French sculptor,
Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, by whose
hands tho repoussa statue of "Llbortj
Enlightening Ibu World" luis been
shaped, was born at Colmar, in France,
and is about 60 years of agc.
As a pupil of ibu fanions Arv Selief
for, ids artistic ability was recognized
in thu bas-rolief of "Francosca de Rim
lol," oxooulud In 1862. His name wat
first brought into prominence, how
ever, in the United Stales in 1872,whet
Iiis well-known statue of Lafayette wa?
forwarded as a gift from thu people O
France and placed in Union Si pl aro,
New York City.
Al the Centennial, where he was om
of tho French Commissioners, ho wai
awarded a medal for tho exhibition o
tho bronze statues of "Peace," "Tin
Young Vine Grower," and "Goulus ii
tho Grasp of Misory." Hu is also t
Chovalior of thu Legion of Honor ii
his native country.
It was bis wish that Frunce shotllt
prosont to tho people of tho Unitoi
States a sultablu gift coiutucmorativi
of thu traditional feeling of good wil
existing between thu two Nations, lb
thereforo voluntoorod bis artistic ser
vices for tho construction of ntl enor
mons liguro representing "Liberty Kn
lightening the World," to bo placed oi
Hudlou's Island lu New York Harbor
and lie became so enthusiastic in car
rying on thu projoct that wlion sub
soriptlons lagged ho pledged his owi
privato fortune to defray tho runnin<
expenses of thu work.
Bartholdi lias madn his mark in Pa
risinu art, and is at presont engage*
in thu sculpture of a massive lion ou
of tho solid rock in tho sido of a moun
tain at Belford, which will bo eight
foot long and thirty feet high.
(ion. Charles P. Stone, formerly c
thu United Status army, has buun en
gineer-in-ohiof of tho undertaking, am
Richard M. Hunt arehiteot-iii-chiof.
Tho conception of monumental wor
rem . to be characteristic of a oortai
degreo in thu advancement in tho cn
ili/.ation of nations. Without mention
lng monuments properly so-called
dolmens, menhirs, column' and pyr;
mids-wo generally discover in til
history of all groat nations mention c
sonio ono colossal statue. Its conco]:
tion often mars tho apogeo of loo;
progress. Thu ancients erected man
ininicnso works in honor of their d
Vinillos. Witli thuin tho oinnipotouc
of a god ofton appeared to depend o
tho niaguitudu of his image, wblol
howovor, they always try to endo
with all possible forco and majesty
Tho most Imposing ?guros wo reooj
nizo as tholr most powerful and mo:
vonernted gods. In ancient Egypt th
colossi formed an essential devoratio
of tho grand templos and palaces. Ri
.Ides Its magnificent pyramids, its ob<
b.d.s 100 feet in holgltt, Us gigant
tombs, its iiiuumurabTu mid ouormon
sphinxes, Egypt was covered with sta
nus fifty and sixty feet high, cut fro
singlo blocks of sloue.
Herodotus mentions tho colossus i
Osiris, which was ninety-two foot higl
At Memphis a fow years ago thoro w:
ev ll limed tllO SlatllO of ll une e , ll
which was forty-uino tuet high. R
foro tho outraneo to tho palace of Lu
or woro scated four similar colossi for
fcot high. Near Goumah can still I
scon tho fragments of a giguulic soati
statuo of Ramosis tho Croat, cut fro
a singlo rod granito stone. Tho tv*
colossi of Monition moa-uiru moro tin
sixty-two foot cu b, and willi thc
ped ot ul weigh moro than 1,4.1(> ton
Tho four Huatod statues whioh du
ora ie tho faeadu of tho groat tum plo
Isamboul wore idxty-ouo (cut high.
Tho Gruuks, also, erootud many stu
nos to their divinities) they woro mo
frequently of bronze or covored wi
pintos of gold au.it Ivory.
Tho Minerva of Phidias was Hurt
niuo feet high. lu reality it was
wooden Matoo, -mpportud on tho 1
sido by iron-work, and covered wi
bo?ten and sculptured shoots of gt
an(l piatas of ivory bindy carved. Tl
waa'uU put together willi so mu
nicety of handling that it was impos
bio to discover tho joints. Tho ce
bratod Jupltor Olymput, by Rio sai
sculptor, was also of gold arid Wot
Tho Rod was ropresontod so&tod, a
was forty-two foci high.
Phidias mada several ollie/ oolos:
Minervas, ono of which, thl "At'uo
PvomaehoV' was entiroly pt bron:
fifty to sixty foot in height. Tho Col
i.nt of Rhodes, tho work of charo*
Mn:!ot, was oroetod 800 ycart B. i
bility it was ft Mud with largo stones.
Nevertheless it was overthrown by an
Home, especially under the Etnpiro,
orected many colossal bron/.o statuos,
most often representing Cicsars deified
?luring their lifetime. That of Nero,
by Zunodurous, was 110 feet high.
In Japan can bo scon a bronze statue
of tho groat Buddha, seated, which is
lilly feet high. In China and India tho
greater part of tho gigantic idols are
of masonry or of woodroughly carved.
Wood, except in raro cases, as tho
wooden horse of Troy, has hardly ever)
boon employed in colossal statuary,
save in tho interiors of temples.
The "Cajuns."
Commissioner Harris, of Louisiana,
showed several pieces of homespun
colton goods which ho says were made
hy thu "Cajuns." "Who are thtwP"
1 asked. Thu word, ho replied is a
corruption of Arcadians, and is a] ?Hod
to tho descendants of those p'eoplo
whoso settlement in Louisiana Wt? im
mortalized in Longfellow's "Iv/uigo
line." Thou, turning to tho ni ip, ho
showed mo where thu "Cajuns'/ live,
and gave an account -of their homes
and their simplicity of life, li plain
words ho voriliod tho words ojf Basil,
tho blacksmith, as to the beauty of tho
country and fertility of thc soil and tho
ease in which they lived. 'Jfhoy aro
almost like tho "lilies of tho iiold" in
their frocdom from toil. In/a littlo
patch around their houses they culti
vate what cotton they need 'for thoir
wearing apparel and such vegetables as
they use.
When thc spring rains coaso they go
out upon tho prairie and examine tho
depressions, from ono to livo acres in
extent, which aro thon ponds of water,
and if found to ho not moro than eigh
teen inches dcop they proparo to sow
thoir rice First they soak their seed
thoroughly then scatter it broadcast- j
over tho pond from tho backs of horses.
Tho weight of the soaked rico causes it
to sink, and tiley have no further caro
for thoir erop until tho harvest timo
comos. Should a drought prevail in
spring thoy then scatter tho seed upon
tho dry ground. To provont tho birds
of tho air from devouring it, tho
"Cajun" looks out ovor tho prairie
where his bonis arc, and riding to tho
nearest ho drives tho cattle back and
forth over tho seed uni il it has boon
trodden imo tho soil.
Then putting up tho light fonce
around his rice plantation he goes homo
satisfied. In July his crop is ready for
harvesting. For this ho uses a sicklo,
tossing tho sheavos as they fall into his
cart. This is a cumbrous altair of wood,
even to tho wheels and axles. No iron
is used in its construction. Thc oxen
aro not yoked, but tho tongue is made
fast to loops ia tened to their horns.
Tho sheaves aro spread out upon tho
Erairio and tho grain is trampled out
y tho oxen, as it used to hu when the
cdiot wont forth: "Thou shalt not muz
zle the ox thal treadelh out tho corn."
Tho grain is swept togother, sacked,
carted home, and emptied into a bin.
When any is needed for a meal tho
housewife takes a sullicioncy, puts it
into a wooden hand mill of simple con
struction, rubs oil thu hulls in a few
minutes, winnows it in a sieve, aud
soci has it cooking.
Tho commissioner showed on a map
a placo where, for six miles, the chief
crop of tho "Cajuns" is gathered from
the orango trees. In selling this crop
a singular custom prevails. When tho
trees aro blooming, a buyer, tho
"diego" (why so called no one scorns
to know) appears among them. After
a week of conference, during which ho
and they havu hail repeated whittling
matches, a bargain ls struck for tho
season's crop, one-half is paid down in
cash and security given for the balance,
and thou tho "Cajuns" enjoy their
dolce far uieuto with from $l,?U0 to
$2,000 In hand for every head of tho
family, and as much moro scouted for
tho in turo, Ha-il, tho blacksmith, did
not err wdion ho told Evangelina of tho
wealth of theso teeming lowlands.
New Huven Palladium.
Specialism ill Ui (IOHO-.
If specialists did not meet * distinct
want they would soon bc drifon oh* tho
hold, lt is idle tr> inquire whether In
this instance tho demand Created tho
supply, or vice versa; all that wo aro
concerned with hero ls tits fact that
tho public volco decisively approves of
tho oxisteneo of specialists. This ls
convincingly demonstrated as limo
goes on by tho increasing oontidonco
which is placed in their opinion and
advice. A striking con!.filiation of this
is afforded by the ci rmi mst ance that
when medical men have sicKiicss in
their owii families they put prejudice
aside and invoko tho assistance of tho
de pi ?. d specialist. In my own pro
vinco it is my pleasure and my privi
lege to treat a largo numbor of my pro
fessional brethren with whoso personal
ailments or those of their wives and
children 1 am occupied liming a con
siderable portion of each working day?
Many other specialists aro doubtless
roolpients of thu livto indisputable sin
cere form of compliment. Tho grow
ing favor with which specialism is
looked on by the public is also fully
recognized by young physicians, and
still moro by successful gonoral practi
tioners ambition . of omerging into the
more rareliod ttttnosphcro of consulting
work. The proas of competition is so
lierco in tho present over-crowded stato
of tho mod ?cal profession that unless a
man has somo peculiar and decided ad
vantage over tho general rua of his fel
lows ho stands no chance of coming to
tho front. Something moro is neces
sary nowadays for success in thu high?
or walks of medicino than moro gener
al ability. Supremo talent will, of
course, ultimately lind its lovel, unless
kopt down, by accident or misfortune;
but for thO- average clever man thore is
littlo pi o ?peet of brilliant siiuccss un
less ho Imk (or can persuade thu world
ito has) Wo powor of doing some par
ticular thing better tllitll Wiy OHO ulsc,
or p.t any rato prc-cmincn?ly woll.- Hr.
Morell Mackenzie, in Fortnightly lit
View, j
Victor Hugo always wrote lu tho
morning, and made so many alterations
In Ms li anmcripi that a pago wh?i
VOm?letod is said to havu looked lino
.hoot of music.
Bom? Iteccllt Ael.U vrimoitii in That Lino.
Twenty milos is thu distance pene
trated by th? Itnprovod fog-signals now
in uso. This power, it appears, is
{'allied by two slotted cylinders, ono
Ixod and tho other revolving in it.
Tho slots, as they pass ono auotbor,
stop or cut off tho passage of conyjress
ed air or steam, thus causing a series
of vibrations, and, consequently, a mu
sical note, tho pitch of which depends
upon the speed of tho revolving cylin
dor. In order to vary this note it is
only necessary to control this velocity.
Tho doub'.e-noto horn is formed with a
casing, within which aroa fixed slottod
cylinder ami a revolving cylinder mov
ing upon a spindle. Tho slots aro
formed in each cylinder at opposite in
clined angles, so that tho motive fluid
impinging against a number of inclin
ed planes causes Hm inner cylinder lo
revolve with great rapidity, carrying
two disks. Those aro attached to tho
common spindle, and upon their peri
pheries are pressed lovers, under tho
action of small pistons operated by dia
phragms, to tho outer surface of which
compressed air is admitted. Onebrako
is put on for a high note, both brakes
for a low note.
Large quantities of timber aro now
creosoted at the West in a special man
ner, for railroad purposes, tho effect
being to in?rense the tenacity of tho
wood for holding spikes, otu., as well
as its density and ability to resist me
chanical wear. This is done by means
of an apparatus consisting of a boiler
plate cylinder, of a size adapted to tho
timber; this cylinder is of a strength
Bttflioiont to resist 800 pounds pressure
poi* square inch, and has a track ex
tending for its wholo length along tho
bottom, tho cylinder's ends being clos
ed by strong iron doors, air and water
tight. When timber has been run into
tho cylinder and tho doors closed,
steam at about 100 pounds pressure is
ejected into tho cylinder, tho supply
continuing as required by tho nature
and dryness of tho wood; tho steam is
then shut off, and vacuum pumps
worked as long as any liquids or vapors
arc obtained, the hot preserving liquid
being now run into tho cylinder from
tho reservoir until full. Tho force
pumps aro again operated uutil the in
terior pressure is sumo KX) pounds por
inch, and kept thus until sufficient pre
servative Huid is forced into thc poros
of tho wood; tho fot'00 pumps aro now
shut off, and tho creosote oil or other
liquid contained in tho cylinder is dis
charged in a suitable cistern, after
which thu doors at thc ends of tho cyl
inder are opened and tho car carrying
tho timber or tics run out.
A great many napkins ami other ar
ticles of usefulness aro now made in
Europe from tho bark of tho paper
mulberry. Tho bark for those pur
poses is tirst dried in tho air for two or
tinco days, then plunged for twenty
four hours in a current of fresh waler,
after which, with the aid of a particu
lar kind ol cord, tho two species ot ti
bies of which it is composed aro sep
arated. Tho interior libros are those
from which fh c paper is made; they
aro rolled into balls weighing about
thirty-live pounds each, which aro
washed anew in running water, in
which they are allowed to soak a
shorter time than previously, and aro
then dried; finally they are boiled in
Ive made from the ashes of buckwheat
nour, constant stirring being kv pt up;
another washing in pure waler carries
away tho last impurities and tho libres
are m \t pounded with hammers of
wood for about twenty minutes; after
this they aro a second tillie rolled into
bails, and finally transformed into
pulp, rice-wat or being mixed with lt.
The silbsoqm ni treatment of tho pulp
ls identical with that of tho ordinary
manufacture of paper. "Loather pa
per" is obtained by tho superposition
of many sheets of the material previ
ously steeped in "\ouoko," pressod,
and gl?'/ d with "sheilas,"
The opera.ion has been successfully
accomplished by a Gorman chemist of
s?parai.iig -rags of cotton anil wool
mixed ny subjecting thom lo thu action
of a Jct of superheated steam. Under
a prcssuro of live atmospheres tho
wool melts and sinks to tho bottom of
tho receptado, while cotton, llnon, and
other vegetahlo fibres stand, thus re
maining suitable for panor manufac
turo. Tho liquid mud which contains
the wool precipitated by this moans is
then desiccated; tho residue, to which
is given the mimo of a/.otioe, is coin
plotoly soluble in v,aten, and is valua
ble on account of its nitrogon. Tho in
creased value of tho pulp freo from
wool ls sufficient to cover tho cost of
the process. - Sew York Sun.
Ills Confltlenoc Was Shaken.
In the doorway of a Madison street
cigar storo a bright littlo pug dog sits
all day on his haunches. Ho is eli ni ti
ed to tho cigar-Ilghtor Insido, not bo
e au sn tim proprietor fears ho might es
capo, but because they know tho liabits
and practices of tho gamins who fro
quont tho neighborhood. Last oven
ing a pleasant-looking young roan en
tered the storo and purchased a pack
ago of cigarettes, lie looked tired and
his oyos were lilied with a vory vacant
stare. It was evidont to tho most cas
ual observer that tho young man had
boon drinking. Ho carefully pickod
the tinfoil off the paokago o? cigarottes
and triod for somo time to pick out
one of them. Finally ho tore ono side
of tho puckago and tuckod all but ono
of tho lung-destroyers into his coat-tail
pocket. This ono he lit, and as he was
lighting it ho oaught sight of the dog's
chain. With uncertain gaze he follow?
ed it along until it reached the dog.
Then ho rubbed his oyes, looked again,
and appeared pretty sure that tboro
was a dog in the doorway, mill, ho
was not convinced. Ho glanced
around cautiously, saw that no ono
was looking, and thon ho whistled soft
ly, Tho dog did not respond and tho
Joting man turned palo. Ho whistled
oudor, still no rosponso. Then he
rea'h.'d out his cano and cautiously
poked tho dog. His poko gave baok a
hollow netallie sound and his hat bo
gan to rise. Ho dropped his fresh cl
ftrotte, rushed out into tho streot,
oardod an Ogden avenue oar abd said,
.'Shay, conduet'r, lemme off 't Wash
'nton Homo, i've got'em again."
Chicago Herald,
Horace Gro?le jr?
"Well, well. Iioro is a volume that la
becoming quito raro those days," ox
oluiuiod a book-worm in a second-hand
book store tho other day as his oyo toll
on a worn ami musty tonio. "What I
Know About Finning." "Woll every
body knows this is tho book written by
Horaoo Grooloy way back in tho 'Co's.
Perhaps tho rising generation may bo
oxeopted, as tho hook is now out of
print and will bo a curiosity in a half
score yours hence. Atone lime it was
pretty extensively roam It is dlflloult
to say, however, that much or any
benefit was derived from its perusal.''
"Vos," retorted tho party addressed,
"Horaco was a great man in bis limo.
It is not so very long since ho bas en
tered otomity, yet his name is now
hardly over mentioned. It was over
thus. Man's doods, bo they good or
bad, they do not remain long frosh aft
er tho author is geno. Occasionally a
Mash of his wit is repeated, a lino from
bis sayings is borrowed, but it doos
not induco posterity in tho least in re
membering, much less in reverencing
his memory. During tho forty odd
years that Horaco edited the Tribune
every editorial, every farm article,
every nows item, every commercial
paragraph, and ovory advertisement
which appealed in tho paper was cred
ited to him by many of his readers and
admirers. I'ooplo forgot, or did not
take tho time to think, that il was a
physical impossibility for tho prolltio
and vorsatilo Horaco to write oven
half of tho editorials that appeared,
while his disquisitions on 'liow *o
Plant Sunfishes,' How to liaise Cu
cumbers, or 'How to Destroy thc
Festivo Hectic,' wero not so very num
erous. Grooloy, when writing about
agriculture, always gave tho 'How'
part much prominence."
"You seem to bo well posted on
Horace," remarked tho hook-worm by
way of comment to tho second gentle
man. "Why, yes; I must confess that
I know a great deal about tho philoso
pher. Reforo and during tho best part
of tho war I labored at tho caso at tho
Tribune otllco, and on several occa
sions 'set up' his copy. If you have
tho limo 1 can relato an incident about
old Horaco that bas nevor boon print
ed. It was just previous to tho war
and when Horaco was an amateur
farmer that tho event i nm about to re
late occurred. One day a letter carno
to tho otlicc bearing tho following cab
alistic letters: H. (i. N. Y. This is all
that was on tho envelopo except tho
postmark, which showed that the letter
como from Lawrence, Kan. 1 call it a
lotter, but it was not a letter, for on
opening tho envelopo not a scrap of
paper was found inside, only a crum
pled $1 note from some Ohio bank. In
thus.' days letters woro sometimes not
f?repaid, and this was not; couscquont
y u due-bill was attached to tho mis
sive .showing that tho sum of li couts
was to be collected. Mr. Greeley
tn omptly paid thc '? cents. Who could
ic tho sonder. lt puzzled thc philoso
pher just a little only. 'Such doings
can only bo placed to the credit of Hill
Reynolds,' mused Mr. Grooloy. 'Hill
always had idiosyneracies, and when
ho bad a truck farm out in Orango
county would call, and not finding mo
in tho sanctum would place a dollar
bill for his subscription under a paper
weight on my desk and leave. Hill
told mo he was going out west to try
his luck.'
"The paper was mailed to William
Reynolds, Lawrence, Kan., according
to Mr. (>.'? direction, and upon investi
gation it was found that Greeley's sur
mise was correct. Hill Reynolds was
tho right party. In those good old
limes wo dill not have so many rail
roads nor fast-mail trains au.I tho like,
but a man could m ail a h iter without
a stamp and put only four letters on
tho envelopo and it would roach its
destination. Try this experiment now
and your letter will go direct to tho
dead-letter ollice. Too much red tape,"
sighod tho typo as ho roach od for a
volume on tho high sholl bearing tho
title: "If Lifo Worth Living For?" -
?Si. Louis itcpublicun.
A li i? 11 ll.TU
Whoa (Jon. Sherman was in Ed
?yardsVille, 111., the other day, several
littlo circumstances occurred which
were not down on tho h?ls and would
not bo mentioned wore it not for tho
fact that tho young ladies recently visi
ted by tho oscillatory boro have been
heralded far and near as making such
favorable impressions upon tho general
as to render irresistible the impulso to
kiss them. Tho young ladies of Ed?
Wftvilsvillo aro just as attractive as
those of any other city, and the gener
al, with his experience, was quick to
noto this fact. After the G. A. R. ex
ercises, tho other night, tho stage of tho
opera-house was invaded by a bevy of
young ladios, who woro to rohoarso a
cantata. Tho gray-boarded veteran
struggled manfully to maintain bis
haru-oarned roputation of kissing each
pretty girl ho moots, but found himself
vory busy kissing every lady intro
duced, us there were no exceptions to
tho gonoral's rule, including only pretty
girls. His well-known penchant bad
preceded him, and ono young lady
"just vowed she wouldn't let him kiss
her," but before sho know it tho wily
votcran grasped both her hands and
planted squarely on ber mouth a kiss,
unlike tho Henry V. kiss in that it was
not lingering in its character, but
soundeitliko a plank bad cracked. Tho
adair was ovidontly relished by all but
the young gontlomon who witnessed,
but wore not allowed to participate,
and rogrotted that they had not como
Into tho world carly enough to have
won fan.e. and bocoino veterans in tho
lato unpleasantness. - Louisville Com
Soino neat moss which was recently
exhumed near Dumfries, Scotland, was
found to contain soods of plants dating
from prehistoric times. They wore
planted nod at once bogan togorminato
aaor a sloop of ages.
Tho son otter catch of Alaska is
worth moro than hali that of all other
furs put together (tho fur soals being
excluded), after that tho others coming
in ! heir order ol' value of catch, being
marten (sable), black fox, beaver, red
fox, cross fox, land otter, bluo fox,
mink, lynx, white fox, brown boar,
muskrat, bhiek hear and wolf.
< : i N ? I : \ I NKWS ITKMS.
Fact? of I ii tf rent, Gathered from Varlou*
- Yellow fever is reported 111 New
-The Grant monument fund hus
not yet reached $60,000.
-A genuine Voodoo doctor 1ms been
discovered near Atlanta, Cia.
-The treaty of Tien Tsin is a dead
letter. Thc Chilieso refus" to leave
-'the recent strike of the street-car
drivers in Memphis was ended by a
-Elias Daly, the (?recnbacker, has
announced himself as ? candidate for
Governor of Iowa.
-Queen Victoria and the I Vinco-H
Wales have started for Norway on om
Of the royal yacht.-.
-The youngest sou of (?en. PitzllUgll
Leo, of virginia, ?lied at Evergreen,
Fairfax county, last week.
-Gorniany has formally proclaimed
her seizure of the Caroline Islands,
formerly claimed hy .Spain.
-Trouble is browing between Spain
and Germany relativo to thc occupa
tion of the Caroline Islands.
-Nine monuments to (?rant will he
erected in this country unless sonic ot
the present, projects (ail,
- ll is said that Maxwell, thc alleged
murderer of Prellcr in St. Louis, is
thc son of an English schoolmaster.
-The Rev. I>r. Farrar, Archdeacon
of Westminster Abbey, will sail foi
the United States in a couple of weeks.
-(?cn. Coode Bryan, a graduate ol
West Point and ti hero of thc Mexican
and the late war, died in Augusta, Ca.,
last week.
- Maxwell is very cool mid jokes
with the reporters about Pfeiler, say
lng he killed him accidental!}, or IK
may he up in a balloon, etc.
-Russiau agents arc reported iii
intriguing ill Macedonia to bring lihou
a revolt in that country against Turk
ish rule.
-Minctt Mirroll, a prominent ros!
dent of Lynn, Mass., suicided las
week in Loudon ; thc supposed cuusi
being losses in land speculation.
- Daniel Leroy, a member of a wei
known Knickerbocker family of Nev
York, ?lied last week, llb sister wa
Hie wife of Daniel Webster.
-Thc mos? valuable present receive*
by Princess Ueatrice was a tea am
cotice service of solid gold, richi
chased, which was sent by thcKmprcs
-Daniel McCain, an old colore
man, living just across the North Care
lina line from Lancaster, dropped dca
on Sunday last, just, aller eating
hearty dinner.
-The British ship Iladdingtonshir*
from Astoria, Oregon, for Liverpoi
with a cargo of Hour and salmon, wei
ashoi'3 olT Point Keyes, Cal., last weel
Eighteen lives were lost.
-Grand High Mass was celebrate
in Montreal last Wednesday with tl
intention of invoking thc Almighty t
grant a cessation of the smallpox op
demie prevailing lhere.
- While Messrs. Charles Carr ar
Amos Garland were cleaning out
well in Union county, N. C., last. Tue
day, they were overcome by foul ga
from which the former died.
-The story that one hundred ai
eight convicts escaped last week fro
thc Bpartanbnrg and Asheville Rn!
road, near Arden Park, BllllCOml
county, N. C., is baseless.
-A lire broke out on Tliursdi
morning in the Kell Telephone Cot
patty's works in Montreal, causii
damage estimated at $80,000, ngah
which there is full insurance.
-Thc completion of thc railroi
from Pcmberton's Ferry to Lakcjnn
Fin., is (he last link ill thc al I-ri
route to Tampa, and extends the hi
mall system to Havana by steamer.
-Thc Mississippi Democratic Co
volition last week nominated Govern
Lowery for reelection, and a ft
State ticket. President Clevelam
administration was warmly endorse
-The spinning, drawing and corr
ing department of Richard Williams
and Co.'s worsted mills at Ciundt
N. J., was burned Lut wed;. Thc 1<
is estimated at between $7o,000 a
-The grain warehouse of O.
Wells, and also the residences of I
ward Dwyer, of Washington, La., ti
E. O. Aldrich, nt Sherman, Tex
were burned on Wednesday. 1
total loss amounted to $60,000 and
insurance to $40,000.
-Two ladies and two children o
Columbia county, Fla., family d
from eating poisoned watermelons,
planter, annoyed al repeated deprc
Hons on Iiis patch, pcisoncd some
thc fruit and forgot to tell his parti
who sent one of thc poisoned niel
-An unskillful physician set
broken nrui of a lad named Du
Block, who was thrown from a ht
near Marshall, III., but it was dom
badly that tho bone protruded, ino
(lent ion set in mid after great suftci
Hie child dictl. The butcher has h
warned to leave tho country.
-Plcuro-pncumonia is prcvailin?
nu alarming extent among thc
stock of tho Hine Grass region of H
tucky. Monov is being raised to
un tho infected cattle and havo tl
killed, ns experience has shown
that ls tho only way lo stamp out
-A photographer at Louisville, I
on Monday, discovered a bluo-c
colored girl, with kinky hair and
blaok complexion. Sho ls boliovo
bo tho only ono now lu existo
8omo >cnrs ago a blue-eyed cob
boy lived at Culpepcr Courthouse,
but ho Is now dead.
-During a tirgro church pionl
Silver Springs, Florida, two col
women quarreled about their loi
stripped to the waist, fought
scratched until exhausted, when I
lovers had a set-to with razors
slashed each other fearfully,
women Uneaten to try razors \
they got well.
Sumo of tho Latest Sayings anil Doings lu
South Carolina.
-There is un ox in Spartanburg
nearly fifty years old.
-John Wadsworth, of Chesterfield
county, aged 94, died on tites 4th inst.
-The Anderson County Normal
Institute has hoon unusually success
-Tlic Charleston custom house is to
he (urned over to Mr. Jervev Septem
ber 1.
-Lexington expects thc best crops
ol" corn, peas, potatoes, etc., this year,
which she has ever grown.
-lt. P. Davis, of Lancaster, had a
line cow choked to death last week hy
getting an apple in her throat.
-Thc preparations for tim annual
bali o| the South Carolina Club, lo ho
held in Columbia during Fair week,
have already l^cun.
-An honest cci?T?cl. ?vornan picked
np a sum ol' money ir. Granville and
promptly turned it over to frftv em
ployer to he advertised. .*
-Tho Kev. Gilbert A. Oilman, ot 4
Utica, N. Y., luis accepted a call to the
rectorship ol' tito Episcopal churches
of Yorkville and Lancaster.
- A while oak tree recently cul on
Pacolct River in thc Piedmont section
measured Oi feet through. It is esti
mated that it will make upwards of
10,000 shingles.
-Dr. W. E. Wright, of Greenville,
was severely stung on the hand by a
large black spider, but was relieved
by thc application of ammonia and
other remedies.
-At a reunion of Company K, Orr's
Hille Regiment, held in llouca Path
on Hie 18th, it was found that there are
only forty ont of one hundred and
eighty members left.
-William Robbs was crushed to
death in Spartanburg by a log rolling
on him. lie was endeavoring to get it
on a wagon hy the aid of a mule when
the animal backed.
-The jail in Sumter was fired last
week by prisoners who expected to
escape during thc confusion, but Hie
flames were extinguished before any
serious damage was done.
-James Anderson, an old colored
man, was poisoned hy eating water
melon impregnated with strychnine,
obtained from a neighbor's patch in
Aiken. Ile will recover.
-Tlic annual reunion of Hie survi
vors of the Twelfth Regiment has been
postponed from Thursday Hie 20th
inst., to Thursday, September 24th. ll
will be held at Yorkville.
-Thomas A. Wallace, the six-year
old, son of .lames A. Wallace, a black
smith, foll into a cistern in the rear
part of Kose's stable in Creen ville, on
Wednesday afternoon, and was drown
-A fugitive from justice in Texas
settled among his relatives in Chester
field about a year ago. A large re
ward having been offered for him,
parties attempted his capture, but he
outgeneraled them and escaped.
-Mr. K. M. Keaton, of Abbeville,
has invented au attachment for sewing
machines which will prove of im
mense advantage. Hy winding up a
steel spring and affixing a band, tho
machine can bc run all day without
the Slightest exertion on the part of the
person using it.
-Thc United Stales grand jury at
Greenville returned true bills against
J. J. Cooley and A. J. Surratt, the
eilii'.ens of Williainston accused of
making ?md uttering counterfeit coins.
Their case will be for trial this week,
and will bc thc most important and
interesting ono,of tho term.
-Thc statement that Daly, chnrwpiV
with the killing of Matilda McKnight,
in Charleston, was remanded for trial,
was erroneous. Holl? Daly and his
alleged accomplice, Divine, "a colored
man, were discharged by thc Trial
Justice, on thc ground that no prima
J'acic case was made out against cither
of them.
Tho l iral Edition of the General'* Memoir?
to Keach 200,000 Coule?.
The first edition of thc personal me
moirs of U. S. (?rant is 160,000 copies.
The publishers say they may add 60,
000 copies lo it. A second edition is
already made necessary by thc huge
number of subscriptions received.
Tho presses will he set to work upon
it just as soon as the first edition is
completed, which will be in about
three weeks. Thc second edition will
bc quite as large as the first. Tlic
first volume of Hie first edition will
not be delivered until December. Thc
second volume will bc ready in March.
Orders for thc book havo been coming
in very steadily at thc average of five
it-oii ami a day. The South is doing
its share of ordering. Already 300,000
sets of two volumes have been ordered.
This does not include foreign orders.
Thc book will bc translated into
French, German, Spanish and Italian.
Thc entire manuscript for both volumes
was in the publishers' naiids on Friday
beforo General Grunt died. Mr.
Webster took thc galley proofs of the
last fifty pagos to Mount McGregor on
that day and showed them to the
General. Thc manuscript brings the
story down to tho end of tho war and
not to tho day of tho General's death,
as reported. Mrs. Grant is to rccelvo
seventy-five per cent, of tho profit on
the book In America and eighty-t'V.
per cent, on fliat abroad.
-Kelly Donnell, thc well known
billiardist, died In Atlanta seve*
ago and a rptoer incident oe
connection with his den'
years ago, whet, ho was
mother missed a need lo.
said that lt had cnlerc
body and would como o.
An hour before his dont1
of au itching sousa!'
anda few minut
ing noodle rb?'

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