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VOLUME XXI. WINCHESTER, TENNESSEE, MARCH , 1882. NUMBER 1. THE $TWS GLEANINGS. Florida Liu ten lodges of colored Good Templars. - There are 1,000 IudlaiiM inthetver- gtadfcs of Florida. Mr. Dlackstock, of Jeflerson, Gil,, Los nineteen children. , There are (400,000 lying idlo in the Alabama State Treasury. The theological seminary for colored people near Natchez, Miss., has 135 utir dents. Eight coons and thirteen 'possums were caught in onr tree in Dyer county, Tenn., last week. In Tensas and Mudison parishes, La., buffalo gnats are killing the horses and mules to an alarming extent. The Ordinary of Sumter county, Go., announces that ho will issue no more license to sell liquor in that county. Pensacola, Fin., has rejected the ap- y'jiation of the Pensaeoln and Atlanta nmd to erect thors within the citv liin- IA company has been formed in Griffin, ia., for the manufacture of the Brooke utomatic car coupler. The capita bck is placed at $50,000. A strawberry raker in Chattanooga Bays the prospects for tho coming crop are excellent. He expects to raise .10, 000 pounds on a nine acre patch. Crawfishing is a favorite pastime with some of tho youngsters about Selma, mho catch hundreds of them in ditches sod ponds on the outskirts of the city. In the internal revenue district in which Nashvillo is situated, composed of eight countier, there is not a single distillery. Applications for the Collect- ortbip are altogether scarce. The dredging of Mobile channel ir progressing daily, and it is expected that it will be completed in lime to 1 available for the shipment of the crop If 1882. Atlanta Constitution: Mr..). (). Gill, If New York, lias carried 10,003 tea- Yilunts from the" lleno tea-gardens, B:il- louuie, m jviiicrpnse, r in., wncre lie utends to experiment in tea culture. Tourists are so besieged by the hotel punncrsof Jacksonville, Fin., tbnt vio tent means have to be resorted to to get id of them. A man la.-t week pulled his pistol on the howling mob for pro- Section. There is a colored boy in Accommac bounty, Va., who i six feet eight inches ugh, weight 234 pounds and wears a six- teen-inch shoe. His principal diet i sweet potatoes, of which he can eat a Jpeck at a time. One of the industries of the moun Itains of Western North Carolina and East Tennessee is the collection of ivv pots, which are shipped to Philadel Jphia and Boston to be mndo into door jknnbs and bowles for pipes. nnuojuiM Addie ienain, a youne Pady of Jackson, Tenn., was crossing the railroad her dress caught on the track, which threw her down. Just at that fime a train came along and pas?cd over jlier ankles, mangling them in a terrible snannor. It will be impossible for her o live. The five daughters of Robert Curry fcf Augusta county, Virginia, are sti!- living and in excellent health. Their rames and ages arc : Annie McDowell lured eighty-eight ; Jano Young, eighty B ; roily Currv. eighty-one: Lvdia ifurdctt, eighty-seven, and Sullio Curry fevonty-eeven. Mr, John D. Cunningham, Jr.. drives (eisurely around his gigantic peach or hard of 50,000 bearing trees, near Qrif !fin. fill nlioAM'Aa n'ifli unf iufimti,11 lltnf he buds are not too precocious, and complacent v remarks: "I think this i! hny year." He says that his is the big gest peach orchard in the world : but lest romc jealous grower should presume to dispute tho nseertion, he intends fet 200 more acres next fall. "Thb the only region in the world." adds Mr, Cunningham, "where a perfect peacl: pn be raised." Nashville World : Marv Brooker w arraigned before the Recorder yesterday on the charge of so line "roudoo bags. tfll . . u " She had sold one to a voung colored girl Minnie Woodfqrk, tolling her that it would make her lover niarrv her The girl accotdinoly Mid her J2 for it Borne time after she lost this bag and could not find it. Some people who were living in the same house hunted around for it, and after Minnie had gone to work they ripped open the mattress ana the little bag jumped out. They assert that the bag jumped out of Mattress across the room. One of these "voudoo bags" was opened and found contain a small piece of loadstone, some ait, two pieces of chalk and Eome ashes, ' A correspondent writes us to know which, in our judgment, is the safest seat in ease of a railroad collision, as he wishes to settle a controversy with some menas. From a long and painful study in this matter, and callinpr to our aid a ipe experience, we would say, without fear oi a successful denial, that the safe eat in case of a railroad collision is the ; top tail of a reliable fence about four I miles in northeasterly direction from, j to? polluion, ftqramie Boomerang, TOPICS OF THE DAT. The Rcovillo family will all eventually be to the front. Marshal Hbniit, who is to hang Gui- tcou, ii an Ohio man. The belief prevails that therehas been rain enough for the present. Present prospects are excellent for a full crop and pleuty of fruit A new reciprocity treaty is talked ol between tho United States and Moxico. Trie agricultural population of Dakota is said to be opposed to it admission as State. Ex -Senator Simon Cameron, of Penn sylvania, was eighty-two years old tho 8th of March. Oveb 7,000 bills have been introduced in tho present Congress. Of these about i,000 originated in the House. It ih estimated that during the present rear the European immigration will not fall fur short of 1,000,01)0. Colorado ranchmen report that dur ing the past winter grass hits lioeu uni formly excellent, and cattlo slock and fat. Sootlanu bus begun to ship butter to this country, but Americans aro not particularly auxiuiis to play the role of consumer. TitE great pedestrinn match in Now York has finally wound up in a first-class quarrel over tho receipt. It seems that they all want money. On the 9th of March wheat sold hi Chicngo, all the year, at $1 per bushel. This aiguilles that thero is considerable coufidouco in the growing crop. The Univcrsnlkt L'rrhlrr for 1882 re ports twonty-fiveft'uinlo pastors who huvc regular charges, and adds thut they do as well as tli3 nvcrngo male preachers. The exceptional mildness of tho past winter has diminished the usual demands for gruiu winter feeding, especially in the Wost and Northwest, thus affording n compensation for the short crops of last season. Mapkras had a breakwater built by British engineers at a cost of $.1,000,000 ; but they neglected to band tho great blocks of concrete properly, and tho first storm has knocked the whole thing to flinders. We hasten to correct the report. President Arthur is not going to Long Branch this summer. Furthermore, we dou't know where ho is going. We make this correction in order to kill that advertisement for Long Brunch. Hazel's legs earned $19,000 for him in 110 hours. His head nover could have done that well by him. But, then, many . ' 1.. 1,,. !.,.! 1,: I -I Ik U1UU B UUVO UUll'CU 1UU1 Ullb trouble that his head hud got him iuto, Legs pay best in tho "long run," de cidedly. Skoiieleff, whose speech at a bail' quet seems to have startled Russia some what, loves to be sensational. In Bul garia, in 1877, it is said that ho would startle the correspondents of the English newspapers by discussing plans for tho invasion of India. A druggist at Oberlin, Ohio, who persisted in selling alcohol in spito of thoso who waged an anti-liquor war against him, has been burned out, and so have a number of othor business men in his neighborhood. For the present tho temperauco peopla thero hold tho trump card. Whether Capt. Eads' projected ship. railway will bo pecuniarily beneficial to tho TJuited States is a question upon which thoso in position to know, differ, but that Capt. Eads will profit by tho ichcuie is as tacit as the most pafont fact in the laws of successful purchase and sale. Mn. Bradlauoh'b re-election to the British Parliament does not seem to have redouuded to his benefit. He is still ro- fused twrmission to take the oath of office. It is vorv evident that Mr. Brad' laugh will have to be " born again " (in eithor sense you want to put it) u neever becomes a member of Parliament. An E.nomsh photographer named Hoxnm is said to have succeeded in tak ing a flash of lightning. How ho managed to remove the cloth from tho camera be tween the time the lightning appeared and disappeared is not explained unless, perhaps, the lightning happened to strike the camera. In that cose it could bo done, but the photograper would have a rough time of it. Trm indications are that Capt. Eads is goin g to get some money out of tho Govern men. The Committee of Commerce, in the United States Senate, has brought in a favorable report conoering his pro ject. AU that it ia necessary for Capt. Eads to do now is to continue to give ship-railway dinners to our statesmen until the appropriation he asks for is made. Then he can go on with Jiis rail way building at our expense and his profit Hbbj (a iomething of interests to pa- trons of old laoes: "There is a regulur trade in Now York in the department of old laco. Muchiuo-madu points aro bought and skillfully fastened to pieces of genuine antiques, Tho entire, fabric is then colored in a solution of coffeo or saffron, aud sold for real seventeenth century product at a high price." An interesting historical legend is hooked onto tho article, to add weight to its vnluo. A Boston girl who has anthropology on tho brnin, is now living with tho Omaha. Indians near Sioux City, Neb., in order to learn something of their life and traditions, Slio intends to go next to tho Now Mexico ruoblos, and theneo to tho Fluthonds of Washington Ter- itory. Tho San Francisco Call advises her to tuko in tho Piulcs ami Diggers on her way. Life with them would give her new ideas of tho nobilily of the Indian character. Nrw Yoiik is imitating California in her war upon the Chinese, and is object ing strenuously to tho low and ignorant character of Italians who aro being crowded into that city. They eouie from the poorest I'roviuces south of Naples, and thero is oftn gravo suspicion that they aro H.-lit by Itulian municipalities glad to get rid of them. On their arri val tho adults of both sexes becomo street scavengers, mid their children grow up iu filthy cellars or crowded attics, where decency, morality, and cleanliness aro utterly out of tho question. With short crops and debts Georgia farmers aro said to bo greatly distressed, so that they cuiinot plant tho usual acre ago of cotton. They cannot buy guano or phosplmto for tho crop nor wait for tho late returns, and nie driven to tho raising of nn unusual quantity of pro visions. It is thought that tho produc tion of 6ninll grains this year will bo wice as largo as in 1RS0, and larger than ever before in tho history of tho State, and somo say that if tho disaster last year gets tho farmers out of their cotton-planting rut into mixed crop raising, it will bo a real blessing iu disguise. Jesse .Tames, tho notorious outlaw, was reported the other day to hnvo been onptnrcd, but the report lacked confirma tion. Tho report also stated that during tho battle that occurred as an aeeom paniment to his capture, James killed nine men. When wo camo to that part of tho dispatch wo thought that perhaps there was somo truth m tho story, bo cause that sounded nbont right, but still this James has been captured so many times, when he was away oil in somo other part of the country, that the public has lost nil confidence iu the matter, and can hardly ever expect now to get even with him. Trkre nro from ton to twelve thousand exili sent to Siberia annually, and of this number about one-half of ono per cent, aro political oflonders. The rest nro ordinary felons. Only eight per cent, of tho exiles are sentenced to hard labor. On an nvcrngo -100 women and children accompany each l.OIKJexihs, nud 1,1)00 of tho convicts escape yearly to European ltusia. Tho exiles aro not nowadays driven iu miserable gangs to a waste, region, but curried comfortably to comparatively fertile country. The highest senteneo is twenty years at hnrd labor, which is tho penalty for murder ; tho lowest is four years of banishment. The French police report that they havo discovered an active agitation iwr riod on by tho Legitimists. It is most ac tive ill tho rural districts. A hundred, thousand portraits of tho Couute i;u Chnmbnrd, surrounded by his kingly an cestors, have been put in circulation, and immense quantities of others wnro ordered. The bankruptcy of the Union Ooneralo has suddenly nrrestod tho agi tation. Most of the great Legitimists and Fusionists aro ruined or discredited. Ten thousand portraits of Henry ., which were intended for La Veudoe, have been, according to Estafotto, seized in one of tho faubourgs of Paris, where they were lithographed. A cnAHMiNa littlo romance has oc curred in Georgia. In a mountain vil lage near Dalton a young lady, the hullo of the place, was about to leave for n fe male institute iu n neighboring town to complete her education. She had a lover, young, houdsome nnd toleutod, who, from timidity, had not pressod his suit, but whou at laRt the young girl's Saratoga trunk was cornea to me depot, and with tears in her orb? sho was bid dingndieu to her friends, tho tardy lover realized that "faint heart nover won fair lady," nnd he requested an interview ere it was too late. This was granted, nnd, presto! thore was a change. Tho trunk was taken from tho depot, tho traveling habiliments were discarded, and in tho balmy spriug-time wedding bells will ring out in tho quiet littlo villago. Chbistopheb Heidenberg, a wealthy German living near Indianapolis, Ind., has hail five wives, from two of whom he has been divorced and three died, His last wife died a fow days ago uuder peculiarly distressing circumstances, She had been sick for some time, and by reason of neglect, latterly grew worse very fast, the brutal husband refusing meantime to employ medical aid or to per mit kindly disposed neighbors to ad minister io t,he dying woman's wants, Upon the evening of her death, whon Heidenberg came into the house, bin littlo girl told him to call in some of the neighbors as hor mother was choking to death, but instead of complying with tho child's request the man sat down to his supper with the utmost indifference, and whilst he was eating his meal, the woman iied. The excuso which the brute after wards offered was, that the woman was no Account to him anyhow. Heidenberg awns considerable propgrty iu the county ind in the oity of Indianapolis. It is a pity that there is no redress for outraged liumanity iu cases of such erimiual neglect. Rp.srEcmo Queen Victoria, and the Uigh esteem which England holds for her is a sovereign, the London Lancet has this to say : "It 1 no mors figure of ipeoch to nj the Quctn lives In tho hearts of thou) alia ruloa over. It in, therefore, not in the lout BurpriB ing that the notification of her Majesty's projected vinit to Mcntono ahotild have excited much remark and givou riso to luino auxii-tiea. Wo believe we are Justified in sUting that while, there ia need for the change, there ia uo :auno for concern aa to the health of tho wvcreign. It acema to havo bceu forgotten that tho Queen ia no mere nominal head of this Umpire. Actual and heavy Htate busincaa panne Jaily through her hands and taxea her attention ivorely. Her Majestv has never lici ii iu the habit of attaching her igii niniiuui lo unload paper. Hue avecuded the throne in times of difficulty and with a atrong senna of duty and responsibility imputed upon her, and during the lengthened period which has elapsed tincc her accession the Queen haa giveu a Urge iharo of her attention to public businoss. Hue Jcssivo SliiUhtricB havo been formod, borne the heat of the day nnd fallen, leaving their per sonnel to seek and And relief and recreation in retirement, but tho Queen hag never been free from tho burden of Htate, aiuco first me vroro tho crown. It is a real burden her Sfajesty bears, a burden, a caro and anxiety, ajid no human being could fail to feel the continuous strain tho bearing of such a burden necessarily pro duces. These facts should not be forgotten. The noed for change of scene and climate Just now is great, but not in any sense ominous." W1MIS VF SALESMEN'. iroir III t"nntr.r Morrlinnla Are F.nlci luliifd lij Tlirna. l'hib,l,'l,lii!l Sun. 111 nn interview with n restauranteur a reporter asked: "Who aro your best customers ? "Salesmen, by long odds," was the reply. 'That augurs well for the prosperity of the salesman," remarked the re porter, glancing at a bill of fare whose prices would not give any particular precedence to thoso of tho West F.ud. "They must have almost as much money' to throw awtiy ns reporters?" " You dou't suppose it conies out of their pockets, do you ?" asked the pro prietor. " It's mighty little of it they pay for. Tho general expense account is what sutlers." "And why should the general expense account sutler for a salesman's dissipa tions V" "IJocauso it makes business. The salesmen who spends money here aro those who entertain country customers. I have them here at all times. Some times they'll como in for breakfast after u night's spreo. Then it's chnmpagno cocktails to beuin with, and brandy and soda as a Fettler. I got up a breakfast for a salesman and two gentlemen lroiu tho West this morning thut cost him Ji'iii. Lunches and dinners that run from SU'j to $."() ore common, and I havo them heavier, too. Champagne is tho pet drink of all the country merchants who como to Philadelphia, They think no one here with any pretentions to fashion drinks anything ulso, ami if they are good buyers, tho salesmen sup olies thorn without stint. It is tho cus tom to treat all customers, big and little, hospitably, but tho salesmen never waste money." The dcalor who has a bill of a few hundreds of dollars gets a good dinner or two with a bottle or so of wine, but none of the gilt-edged banquets and ooWebbed bottles come his way. Tho people who get thorn pay lor tnem in directly, you may bo bound. However big tho" salesman's" expense account ru-is, it is always well within the proms oi the department in whose interest it is built up. Tho system by which tho restaura teur profits so much is ono which has become a fixed feature of the commercial system of the city. Nowadays tho visit of a lieavy buyer to rnuaaeipnia always means a 'spree to him, if his tastes aro at all convival. II tney are noi, mo ac commodating salesman will tako him on nice quiet drivos, with nico littlo lunches and dinners at each onu oi tnem, auu n swell church to drop in on Sundays, nud weave business with pleasure all the while until the buyer s whole trip lias boen quite as ecstatio a dream to his taste as that of another rural trader is who has anatomized the elephant from tusks to tail, and who carries home with him a head which is as heavy as his bill a dream from which lie, possibly, awakes when the invoices begin to come in out in Greentown, and cold cpmmon sense demands the auditing of bills. Of course, the buyers spend something on their own accounts, but tho salesmen spend more, nnd spend it with a dash that makes it show for double its actual amount. It is the saleman's business to impress the customer with an idea of the lavish generosity of the great hotiBe he deals with. That impression in ninety cases out of a hundred, meanB a bigger bill than the impressed party would ever dream of contracting if it were not for the delirious recklessness into which his princely entertainment transport him, The editor of an exchange can't see how the leg artist get on their tigets. Of course not. They pro in their dress ing rooms and lock the doors, aud stuff rags in tho chinks just to keop such fellows as him from seeing how they get on their tights, but anybody ean see how he gets on his tights, by just look ing beyond the green idatted screen, that stauds just iusido of tho first saloon floor. Vinoher, " A Strange Ilallnclnation. If I were to tell you that I havo seen and analyzed the witters of a river which runs two degrees north of the Kqualor, and found iu these waters eleven pel cent, of sulphuric acid and one und a half percent, of hydrochloric, I might cause some surprise, but little or no in credulity, even if I were to add tho littlj known act that in thut region of the world thero is thrown away in twenty four hours more of those two acids than is nrtitlciully produced in Kuropo in n year. Hut if 1 tell yon that 1 once saw, outside of my fancy, a woman who was 2,001) miles o'lV ut the time, I shall not only bo generally disbelieved, but gen erally laughed at as well. I have often told the story iu private life, but not till now huve I told it iu print. Twenty-three years ago, as I was looking out of the window of General Torieo's rancho at Chorillos, ten miles south of Lima, Peru, thero passed-by several ladies and gentlemen ou horse back. A lady, whom I will call .Mrs. Morcua (tho Spanish rendering of a common English name), was one of the gay cavalcade. She was so beautiful thut I have remembered her face with the ease with which I am able to re call the Victoria ltcgiua, or the yellow convolvulus, or the blue orchid, aa when I first saw these beautiful tlowers in their native lands, I had never spoken with Airs. Morcna, nor her husband, who accompanied her, and who was then on his way to Jaiiia, from tho United States, to get healed of consump tion. Threo years ago, as ono morning I lay musing iu my bunk, iu n Cuuurd steamer crossing the "Atlantic, in full daylight, nnd having my eyes wide open, Mrs. Morona como iiito my cabin, and to my sorrow went out of it as quickly as b)io eamo iu. Thereupon I rose, bathed, dressed, nnd went up to breakfast. It was lato : tho saloon was nearly de serted, and I found only two fellow- passengers, talking together and eating ham and eggs. 1 had never seen either. The common linme of Morcna was men tioned between tho two, aud I being full of my vision, remarked at a venture to him who sat next to me, " airs, .uorena is more plump than she was twenty vears aso." Mv neinhbor turned on mo a quiet look of inquiring surprise. Put ting his hand in the breast-pocket of his coat, he drew out one of those excellent photographs forwlneii some American photographcis are so celebrated. Is that tno nuiy you menu i lie gently demanded. And I answered : " Ueriaiuiv, ana you see she is rather stouter." "When did you see her last?' was the next question, and 1 answered : "This morning." The gentleman with the photograph was Mr. Morena, the husband of my beautiful lady. We became friends ; we had many social yarns together; he told me of his residence iu Jauja, of tho complete cure of his lungs, the uiiinbt r of his children, nnd many more dear, delightful household Ihings, ill which 1 hud no interest, lie invited mo to his house. On our nrrivul at New York, Morena telegraphed to his wife ; who re plied, while ho waited in tho telegraph oflice, that they were nil quite well at home. Nothing' happened. 1 bad not, to my recollection, thought of the Morcnns for years before. Is it very diilicult to understand, when two or three are met together under given cir cumstances, that a real presence, may be vouchsafed to each? .1. J. Dnjjirlit in I.uiuUin Sjii clulur. He Had Kcrovered His Sight. Madame Plank was a woman remark able for her social and tuiit-it fail indus trial assiduity. She utilized every mo ment of her time in such a wny ns was best suited to herself. Among her many admirers and visitors sho numbered one, old friend who was totally blind, and whom she always entertained in her own boudoir. Ofloner than not, when her pressing duties demanded a rapid change of attire, she would call iu tho services of her maid and proceed with her toilet, tho whilo conversing with hor blind friend, who, it is needless to nay, was all unconscious of tho mysterious wonders being transacted in his presence. Upon one occasion w hen ho called he inquired whether ho would bo received upstairs, and sent a message to tho mistress, stat ing thut he had a piece of good news for her. "Lead Monsieur, as usual, to mv boudoir," was the lady's order, which order was immediately complied with, Sho was not in toilrttc for visitors, to bo sure, but ho could not see, and the maid was busy enough repairing tho ravages of time for the beuil'it of those who could see. "Ah, my dear madam," ex claimed tho gentleman, ns he entered, " 1 have had a stroko of Rood fortune ;" nnd ho was hastening to tell her iu what way when she interrupted him with somo social jottings of her own, and kept up such a stream of conversation, and was so occupied with tho gleam of her white arms in tho mirror, that she neither observed her friend's evident confusion nor gave him nn opportunity to speak. Finally an interval camo ; sho turned to him, expectantly, and said : " Now, my friend, for your good uows." Ho lowered his head and assured her it was nothing. " Nothing I" she ex claimed, at the sanio time noting his perturbed manner. " Nothing," he an swered, " except that, my dear madam, I have recovered my sight." About Mourning. Speaking about the custom of wear ing mourning concerning which there nro many conflicting opiuions a writer savs: "Why mourninc should be worn at nil, except at a funeral, I do not under stand. A near aud dear relative dies. Ono may deeply regret the loss, but, as it is irreiorable, it is tho part ot wisdom, which seeks to make the best of every thing, to endeavor to forget it as soon as possible. Why, then, wenr for a lengthy time a garb that brings back its recollec tions? A person who is ruined might with equal sense walk about for several months with an empty cash box nflixcd to his back. . The daily price paid for intoxicating drinks in New York ia estimated at 8270,000 or -$98,550,000 every year. There is said to be au alarming iuerease of drunkenness among the women, A Lost Alligator Recorered. About eighteen months ago tho Zoo logical Garden loaned to the Exposition a young alligator two feet long to adorn the cascade in Horticultural Hull and give an appearance of wilduess to the artificial scene by the presence of animal life of a repulsive kind. The alligator behaved very well for sometime, and tutiiitcd his appetite with bugs, Hies nnd mosquitoes, hut one night he disnp jwared, and he was mourned for lost or stolen, although the Commissioners thought that there was no man in Cin cinnati mean enough to carry away au ulligator. In a few mouths the absence of- the loathsome creature was forgotten, and it was believed that he wandered oil und died. llecently it became necessary to hire the services of a gas litter ut Music Hall and Mr. Tom Wise sent for Mr, P. J. llogan lo eoniiect the street gns with the Music Hall Building. It will be remem bered that the Klm-strect front of Horti cultural Hall is about three feet above the level of the part Used for tho cas cade aud exhibit of plnuU. Into this raised portion Mr. Hogan .went boldly with a wrench and lantern, but he boil scarcely disappeared from view when a most unearthly yell was heard, nnd the poor plumber, without lantern, hat or tools, rushed out to where the ustoiiiidicd Wise and his assist mis stood. Hogtiu's Hair stood up like bristles on the fretful porcupine, and his eyes rolled with such uu expression of f.-rror that the other i men .-.liruiik from him. He could hardly I ejaculate: " lie .1 s, I'll not eo in there nio. I here s the most liifcrriiul-lookiu cratiir I ever saw. It opened its big jaws and wagged its Imistly tail at uie, and wanted to nil me up. lie heavens, when it moved I moved, too. The gas may go to the divil." Mr. Wise, thinking the man frigbteiud without cause undertook to explore the cavern and heard the monster iu his den, but he was only absent u few seconds, nnd made quicker time in reaching day light than Hogau. Ho stayed long enough, however, to find out that tho riplila was au ulligator, and at a rapid glance seemed to measure four feet iu length. Here, then, was the alligator which wns supposed to bo lost, and Hogan had found him. It had probably crawled iuto this retreat nud hud hiber nated in the moist, marshy ground. The food which Mr. Alligator had indulged in probably consisted of rats and small hugs aud insects. At any rate, bo was still alive and increa-ed his length dur ing his mysterious absence uboiit two feet, lint there seems to be n disposi tion to let him severely alone for tho time being. Later the floor was removed and Mr. Alligator was captured and re turned to the Zoological Garden. fVi linntiti I'.iHinirrr. The Show man's Trade. A showman, after assuring a reporter that uothing pleases the people more than sonietliiii'' full of peril aud blood shed, gives the following incident of his career; but we don t vouch tor his truth fulness that is. Hot quite: " I ran n whole season on a lion that had eaten a keeper. The people came iu crowds, expecting every day to we him make a breakfast of his trainer. Was he actually dangerous? J lunjferous ! He eat another trainer, and then 1 lost him, His widder was actually iu lovo with her husband, and she swore the animal should be killed, and the people sided with her; and as tho beast was getting old, and the killiu made a paving sensii t ion, I did it. lint 1 made nil there was out of it. 1 insisted that the husband should havo a gorgeous funeral. She said there was nothing to burv, as tho lion had eaten her husband. ' JSut ain't the dear departed iu the lion ? If we bury the lion, don t wu burv the dear do luirted?' 'Cert.' she said. And wo bad it. and it was Korijcous. We had a per cession with nil our wagons iu it, the regular street parade, only all our riders had black scarfs on 'em, and the wairoim nnd horses and elephants und Bich were draped ill black, and the baud played a dead march, The widder was in open carriage in full mourning, with a white handkerchief with a black border to her eyes, lookin' on his mmatoor. Ther wuHii't no niiimtoor, but she hold a case just the same. That night tho canvas eoiildent hold the people. We run that two weeks to splendid biz When the woman got over her grief, she went into the lion trainin' herself,-e. 'SenoriU Aguurdente, tho Lion Queen.' I gayo her some old lions to pructieo on, nnd in less than a month she could do jest as well us tho old man. She was a good woman, too. Sho rid in the grand en. tree, nnd rid in Mho Hall in the Desert' ! did the bar'l act. did a good pad net, and is now piaetisin' bareback. Sho juggles tollable, und does a society song and dar.ee in a side show. When 1 got talent, 1 pay and keep it. My treasurer changes the names of my peoplo every season, so as to nave iresu uiuacuoiis, O, I know my biz," Matchmaking Mothers. In the very highest circles, as I am informed by 'the best authorities, this matchmaking goes on, An women women 1 ah wedded wife I ah fond mother of fair daughters I how strango thy passion is to add to thy titles that of motheMil-lawi J. nm una urn whou yon have got tho title, it is often but a bitterness nnd a disappointment. Vory likely tho son-in-law is rudo to yon, the course, ungrateful brute I and very pos sibly the daughter rebels, the thaukloss serpent I And yet you will go on schem ing ; and having met only disappoint ment from Louisa and her husband, you will try to get ono for Jemima, aud Maria, and down even to littlo Toddles comintr out of the nursery iu her red shoes. Whou you seo her with little Tommy, your neighbor's child, fighting over tho same JNoati b ar&, or oiamoermg nu the same rocking horse, I make uo doubt iu your fond silly head, you are thinking, "Will these little people meet some twenty years hence 1 And you awn Tommy r, very large niece of cake. and have a fine present for him ou the Christmas tree voukuowyou do. though he is but a rudo, noisy child, aud has already beatou Toddles, and taken her doll away from her, and made her cry, IK M. Thakeioy. A man's good brooding is the best security agalj)st other pepb3'a ill-raaq. ners. ' ITEMS OF INTEREST. Whales are rarely over fifty feet long. AnobT four thousaud roses are re quired to make one pound of ottar of roses. Fourteen kinds of docs can be dis tinguished in the Greek and Roman records. The pearl fisheries of the Porsian Clulf afford support to about 85,000 families. Forty thousand dollars' worth ot hewing gum is gathered annually in the State of Maine. . The number of persons killed on rail ways in England is proportionally twice as great as in Frauce. I r w reported that twenty thousand people in India, in the year 1880, were killed by snakes and tigers. Tup. milk of the elephant coutains less water and more fatty matter and sugar than that of any other animal. The age of au oyster may be reckoned by counting the lines in the grove of the hinges of the bivalve. These lines indi cate the annual layers of tho shell growths. Tup. Malays of Singapore used to give a largo price (or the flesh of a tiger, pot because Hiey liked it, but because they thought a person was imbued with tho characteristics of the auimal he ato. Italian bees gather honey from flow, ers which fail to attract black bees, be cause the former have a longer tongue and are able to liud honey which is be yond the reach of the black variety. Both linen and cotton cloths were wrought by the Egpytiuua, but, unlike tho modern work, the warp had gener ally twice or thrice and not seldom four tunes the number of threads in au inch that the woof had. The leprosy prevalent in tho Hawaiian Isluiids does uot differ from tho European and Asiatio forms. The increasing in tercourse between tho Pacific States, China aud the Sandwich Islands makes vigilance a duty in suppressinc tho spread of tho disease. A French soldier, stationed for somo years in the Pontine Marshes, has be come entirely of a deep brown color, totally distinct from that shado produced iu natives of Northern Europe by ex posure to tho sun of lower latitudes. In Japan, owing to tho gontlonoss of the people, the crow has full liberty to go where he likes. As a consequence, tho most densely populated cities swarm with tho noisy follows, who repay the kindness shown them by acting as scav engers. Forty yeirs ago only about thirty auks aud forty eggs were recorded as be longii g to public and private collections. At one timu $50 were paid for two auks and two eggs; a little later, half that sum for one egg; and not very long sinco wo read that 8500 wero giveu for one egg. One reasou that tho ancients wero lacking in museums was the fact that they lacked elllcicnt methods of pre serving the various forms of life. It was not until the discovery of alcohol and manufacture of glass Ixittk-s that muse ums became of importance. St. Thomas, of Aquinas, gives the most ingenious explanation of any of the ancients on the subject of earthquakes. He suggests that tho convulsions may 'ie caused by tho struggles of the de funct disbelievers trying (by a simul taneous stampede, perhaps,) to escape from tho pit of torment Wuisn a Kullir is on a marauding ex pedition he gives utterance to those cries und hisses in which cattle drivers indulgo when they drive a herd before them, thinking iu this manner to persuade tho gods of the country he is attacking that he is bringing cuttle to their worship, pcrs, instead of coming to take their heads from them. Home Education. The mother, unwilling to subject her six-year-old boy to the impure air, bad light and other evil influences sometimes found about the rooms, grounds, and out buildings of the school, though herself unable to add a ledger-column with ac curacy and dispatch, yet teaches him to count, and write small numbers. She tears from some old arithmetic a leaf con taining easy, properly graded examples iu addition without answers as, for instance, pages 17 aud 18 of ietters practical arithmetic; auu, oy some re ward, triumg in vaiuo, vcvuin, uu prized bv the clilUl, uuiucea mm j add tho examples uuui no uuen accurately and rapidly. Then she gives him tho next two pageB, oiu oiny nou they are fully mastered the next and so on, until at length it may not be till after two or three years tho child has mastered thirty pages of examples, aud is nble to add long examples on tho 45th page wHh as much ease and nccuracy as he can count ton, nud would be trusted by his father to foot up his ledger pages. Under the mother's supervision, with a very little instruction on her part at the begiuning, she furnishes examples for an incentive to practice ; the child has learned by practice to do what she can not possibly do, and will probablr be able to do : what few hign school graduates or teachers can do namely, to add columns of figures of what ever length with accuracy and rapidity. The mother nas in mm very best kind of teaching. Though she has seemed to do but little, she has Induced the child to uo a great aeni. always in the right direction, auu wuu such gradual progress from shorter ex amples to longer ones as w sistanco almost unnecessary. TTn van a man oi consiueraum win. Mm Franco-Prussian war he waa much annoyed by the stupidity of a country sub-editor with whom he had to do, and he determined to play him a trick. Bo, late one evening, when he knew nobody else would be handy to keep the obtuse one from making a blunder, he telegraphd through to hroij " The xTrussians nave uueu uwuiBgi The sub-editor, glad of apiece of newt however late, came out with large bills and headings, "Capture of Umbraw by the Prussieii." He never bothewa the contributor any more. cannot Iom or tod, . .