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HOME JOURNAL iin. II Hi. I " il jut' Ti1 tfttrVl is 0 rjroti1 It I" 11 VOLUME XXII. GEN Jilt A L, - NEWS. A Chattanooga firm hag sold 3,000,000 feet of lumbor to oue firm in Boston. Mississippi has only twenty-three pre ldential rwstofflcee. The stock shipments from East Ton- Dcwoe are increasing, The largest crop of whoat ever Hown In East Tennessee has beon sooded this ML The financial condition of Now Or leans is ail to b bettor than evor be fore. The number of Indians in the Ever glades of Florida is estimated at eight hundred. The Georgia owners of tho Refugio sil ver mine, in Mexico, refuse to sell it for (500,000. A fannor of Suwannee county, Flor ida, has gathered two crops of pcachos from his trees this year, Calhoun county, Alabama, is aglow over the proposition to move the court- hotuo from Jacksonville to Anniston. The grand jury of Craighead county, Arkansas, declared their jail a nuisonco, and recommended that it be torn down The sum of $5,116 has beon donated by the trustees of tho Pcabody school fund to tho Florida school system this year. Tennessee has a population of 1,W1, 000, and pays about 8 00 per capita as revenuo to the state and gonorul govo n Dent. Thirty thousand dollars have beon nbecribed for tho Newnan, Go., cotton factory, and Dr. A. B. Calhoun has do nated tlie ground. The South Florida railroad has used np the timber to such an extent that there will not be enough to furnish boxes for the shipping of the orange crop. Northern capitalists will locate two we factories, each, with a capacity of ten tons daily, in Florida. There will be one at Tallahassee oud one at Gaines ville. The Southern Telegraph company will reach Augusta with .thoir wires by the middle of noxt month, and from that point will opornte in every city of impor tance in the South. Spanish mackerel and some other fish only to be found in tho spring have re cently been abundant in the waters about Savannah. The fish dealers say the eiiue of their appearance at this time is tho lata Ions drouth. The contract to build a pedestal for lie Jnckson statue, on Capitol Hill, Nashvillo, Tenn., has been awarded to Mr. P, Swann, of that oily. It is to be of East Tennessee marble, of a beauti ful pink' color, and fourteen feet in 'eight. ' Hie work now goincr forward on the Panama canal .has built up an entire town there, with a collection .of work hops, warehouses and connecting rail- wys for the roccption and distribution i material. The working force will be wgmouted in December to a total of 15,000 men. The lumber business in the swamps of jfte Yazoo and Tallahatchie rivors, Miss., assuming immonse proportions. Be ifa the great amount of cypress lum to that is boing gotten out, thou and l Walnut logs are being cut for northern aumfactnrers of fnrnituro and other "tides iu which walnut is nsod. One Mon firm alone has a raft of 8,000 ready for shipment, at the month the TaUahatchio river. Ire worth of fie early vegetables sent wth from Mobile county, Alabama, lost m, amounted to $261,000. About the me amount will be realized this season. principal vegetables used are cab tomatoes, potatoes, boans aud Less attention is now given to iliflower, lettuce, radishes, and cu mn, as all except the first are raised 0 North, under glass. Several enpi- rB iave recently put considerable P""rin the business of market garden "Mobile.,. orida oranges are moving slowly on of thoir maturing slowly. Job- we making their contracts for the jby the box instead of by the thons The map of one grove near San i Mtimated at four thousand boxes, JJVbeen sold at 2 10 per box, the pur- f"" bearing the expense of picking M boxing. It u ,g estimated that fully r of the crop will go to the West t-- quarter to a third of the crop est last year, but this year the fa- Me better and shippers aro better p-uweQ,th the market. a VA iMl. If8 "eight of three hnndred and eighty I0" feet, and cost, thus far. as follows impended h ti, . t I P 0e old shaft, $230,000; expended r, Casoy, $710,000; leaving a ion on hand nf ft inn nnn tm n,an. (Mtion by Congress of $900,000. A Ter who ascended to the top last - mna men shifting the massiye oeryand preparing to lay the 38Cth Tlie workmen, he bays, ran Wk iV,1,le(1 tuek ve. to the safety uiuuuui we rop. EDITORIAL NOTES. Tub total revenue derived from dram Jiops and wiuo and boor licenses from September 1 to January 1, under tho now high lieenso law at St T.,.:a amounts to $255,128, an increase of Ainn mm Cuwa la a country of marvelous ex tent We consider tho United States, with 3,000,000 square miles of territory. a very large country. And so it is. But Luina covers about O.aOO.OOO snuaro nules in its threo parts the Eighteen raivinccB, Manchuria, and tho Colonial Possessions, including Hi, Koko-nor and Thibet The first of theso divisions alone is thnt to which other nations hnvo given the namo of "China," and is the only partentirclysottlod by tho Chiiicso. The Cubans, it is said, nre about to mnko a supreme effort to cut looso from tho dominion of Spain. Gonorul Bona- enoa lias sailed from New York with an expedition, and others nro to follow. Tho friends if Cuba in tho United Stutes are very aetive, and tho revolu tionists have great hopes of success. ' bo negro slaves on tho biigur planta tions nre sijd to bo ready to join in a revolution. Meanwhile, tho Spanish government is in a stnto of alarm, a d cxtrunio menHiircs nra to be taken to nip tho now movement iu the bud. A New YortK man Iiiib imported a pair of Iudiun mniigooocs, iho iiint that ever camo to America. They aro a little larger than a good sized rat; their bodies ore covered with brown hair, variegated with white stripes. The importer will breed theso animals and sell them as vormin exterminators. It is claimed that they have no equal in that ImHiuess. One niangooHO will rid tho largest house of rats, and they destroy snake with wonderful avidity aid aro tho inveterate enemy of every spocies of vermin. But they are gentle and harmless to human beings. The grnpo crop of Ohio, representing a gTeat industrv, is a dead failure, and California will havo to bo depended on Mr the main supply of domestic: wine. Besides furnishing an immense Aui'Tieau trade, California sends great qumtitics of wine abroad every year. I in tlioro manipulated, labelled and sent b' k to the United States, to bo bought at fancy prices and sipped with tho knowing mile of tho pretentions American epi cure. It is certiun that central Califor nia is now producing tho richest quality to be found anywhere. 1 ho art of wine making is not proporiy cultivated, and tho stato thus loses much of tho possible value of its fruitful vines. A QT7ATtTF.il of a million enses nvo now brought each year beforo tho consular anl commercial courts of Franco, nnd tlie number is steadily increasing. Much tho larger chare of this grout crop of liti gation arises iu the commercial centers, Paris, Lyons nnd Marseilles furnishing forty per cent, of tho wholo number. Tho cases are rapidly disposed of, not over ten per cent, being panied beyond a year. About twenty-eight per cent, of the coses aro settled by actual trials, forty-two per cent, on judgmont by de fault and thirty per cent, on CDiupromiso. Tho number of failures is each your about six thousand, nnd bankruptcy pro ceedings are rather slow. They do, how- ii i ;.. t i i ever, generally enu ir n "uvuieniL The Txmtmnstor-genoral hns received tho annual report of Joseph Bhudcfan, superintendent of foreigu mails. J lie total wciuht of. mails dispatched to the countries in tho postal union, with the exception of Canada, was 1.532,0'JO pounds, an increnso of 329,111 pounds over tho weight of Inst year. Of the let ter mail dispatehed, 41 per cent, was scut to Great Britain aud Ireland, 2J pel cent, to Germany, 27 per cut to other countries of Europo, and 9 per cent, to postal union countries and colonies out side of Europe Of tho printed matter and samples sent, 41 per cent was sent sent to Great Britain nnd Ireland, 17 to Germany, 21 to other European coun tries, nnd 21 to postal union countries outside of Europo. Tho amouut of mail dispatched ast year increased seventy per cent, over the amount sent in 1880. Printed matter increased snvonty-foiii per cent over tho snmo time. The sum paid for soa transportation of mails wnt $316,522, au increase over tho cost of 1882 of $86,368, or fifty-nine per cent over 1880. The aggregato nmountof tht balance credited to this country by othet countries, on account of mail transpor tation, is '$M.r,777. Tho sum paid by tho department to other postid union .fi-i, nn account of mail transports 186.745. It is estinmte.1 that tho revenue collected in the United jt..tn from unnaid matter, received from foreign countries, exceeded tho amount jf unpaid matter sent to other countries m3:!3 The estimated amount of ooStagecollectel in the United Htates on foreign mail matter ia $2,078,013. Tag prodigal robs lw heir; the miset rob himself; The middle way is, jus tice to ourselves and others. WINCHESTER, TENNESSEE, NOVEMBER 21, 18S3 TllR OLD STORY. Alan for the head with tho crown of gold t Tho tempter cnino ax ho ramp of old. AJiui for tlio heart that was k'"1' nod li;ht ! Ala for tho wml that wuh pure and while I Ccnsuro who may condrr.ni vho nniHt; It was perfect fuith-lt wa litter trimt That asked her promise j nor pledge nor lign, Ho wan hen nho won hia by law divino. Ho wa lifted up; he wn set apart-, Ho filled her thought; ho tilled her lirarti Bho called him Rrrati she behoved him tnw, Aa women will, as women do. Oh, to betray auch tender tnint I (And will repay, ami He ia Just) Through wrong and ill alio lovca him atlll, Aa women do, a. women wilL flivioi; liitlo and InMnK much, Fickle and falae there aro many inch Bcllinh and cruel you know tlio rent Ho broke tlio heart that loved him best. Maiiv F. Tfciia. Lost His Place. IlY T. 8. AIlTiTVR. "I'm very sorry. Mrs. Allison, but we can t take lum iincK." The superintend ent spoke liimllv bui llruilv. "If it wero his first oil'cuse, wo might let it pass; but ho has giveu us this trouble too often, and we shull now put a quitter man in ins place. "But it was tho drink, Mr. Grant onlv tlio drink 1" urged tho poor woman. "There isn't u nioro peaceable or kind hearted man in all the shop than Jim my, when tut low (Iniik alone. And you will give him credit for beiug a good workman?" "No better workman iu the establish ment, but the drink wo can't stuud any longer. That spoils everything." "You'll pivo him another trial? 8,iy yes, Mr. Grant 1" pleaded the unhappy wife. Bnt Mr. Grant said: "No, Mm. Alli son; I'm very sorry, but this thing is suttl.sl. Your hnslmiid must get work somewhere else. o can't havo him lu re anv lunger." "Oh.'Mr. Grant," cried the wretched woman, her voice, rising to a iiaraioiiate appeal, "just think of his poor old mother ! it will break her heart." "He should have thought of his pool old mother, Mrs. Allison, " returned Mr. (itant, with u coldness iu his lnantcr that he did not feel. "We cannot take these things into account." It was all in vain. Mis. Allison could not more tho superintendent, aud she left his office, weeping bitterly. "It is a hard ease," snnl Unmt, speak ing to his book-keeper in n troubled voice. "But we can't liuvo Jimmy Alli son in tho shop any longer, llo will tako his glass, and when lie gets too much, ho grows quarrelsome. There's no better workman, and no better man to bo found, if he'd leave oft" tippling. uut fordrinic lied lie our foreman to- lay , instead of a cast-off. His example is bad, and wo must removo it. He leads others astray." 'He'll go to ruin, I'm afraid." snid the book-keeper. 'Terhaps not. When 1 pay lum off. shall talk to him, kindly nud seriously. And I shall do more." "What?" "Givo him six mouths' probation." "Where and how ?" "I'm thinking it out. Can't see it clear, bnt it will eonio to me. Whero there's a will there's n way. Ill's poor old mother. Thnt touches me. Ah, the poor old mothers 1 If young men would hut think of them as they should, there would be fewer heartaches at old age. Mr. Grant had a harder trial still. In tier sorrow and despair old Mrs. Allison came to tho elllco to plead for her son. Ho was very kind to her, and tried to niako her see thnt her son's loss of his place inieht really bo tho beet thing that ever happened to him. But this wus impossible. Mio saw nothing but evil iu Ills going away. Poor old ladv I At seventy, instead of comfort in her latest born, best be loved and only surviving child her boy, she yet culled him fondly, though lie was eight and twenty suo had heart- aching wretchedness. 'Oh. Jimmy! JMv poor boy. Jim. my I" wailed tho mother, on coming back from tho olhee, where she had so vainly striven to change thosnperiutend cnt'n purpose; nnd, putting her anni about tlio stalwart man, sho sobbed ami moaned so pitemisly that he also wai moved to team. But thero was no help for them. Thf shops were closol to Jimmy Allison, ami a week afterward no left homo to seek for work iu a town lifty miles away, where ho had an acquaintance iu a roll Ing mill. Upon tho sorrow and grid that fell like a shadow on tho henrts o' his wifo and mother at the moment ol parting streamed in a ray of hope. "I'vo taken my last glass, mother! My last glass, Jenny f And it will all come out right. I'll' lie Biireto get work iu 8 and then I'll send for you and we'll bo nappy again." Mr. Grant was standingat tho window of his office looking out. "There goes Jimmy Allison to the sta tion," ho said, turning to the book koepcr. "Boor follow I I hope the los Bon will be good for him. But I'm afraid." , While Mr. Grant was ppcaking, he sow Allison stop and stand irresolute for some moments, and then turn and walk qnicklv toward tho ollice. "We aro to havo a parting word a ouree or a blessing," added Mr. Grant, iu a changed voice. And tho offleo door opened, and Jimmy Allison came in. Ho did not speak at fii'Kt, but drew a paper from his pocket, which bo opened nml handed to the superintendent. "Oh I a pledgo 1" said Mr. Grant iu a tone of surprise. 'res, sir; nnd what is more, I'm. go ing to keep it," replied Allison, in aTlrni but subdued voice. "Stick to hat, my man, and all will be well," said the superintendent "And lot me eay this to you in parting: if yon had let beer and whisky nlone, you might liavonad a foreman s plaoo Jioro long ntrn. Nothinc has kent vou back bill drink. For vour own sr'ke. and especial ly for your wife's and good old mother's salse, lei it aione.-; ,( '111 do it, sir. Yon may count on that. Good-byo, Mr. Grant," and tho man held nut his hand, his face working with tho atrngglo of feolings ho conld not repress. "Good-byo, Jimmy," returned tho bu perinteiident as ho took the man's hand. "Ihiuk of mo as a friend. It goes hard with mo as well as with you. But you left ns no alternative. Good-byo I And if nil goes right lot me hear from you." Jimmy Allison had no voice to reply Turning away in silence, ho left tho of? 'on. "I don't boo how you can have tho heart to do it," said tho book-keeper as I ho man had gone. "He's taken the pledgo, and it's my opinion he'll keep it. Why not givo him a chance? I can't get tho poor, old, sorrowful faco of his mother out of my thoughts for a mo ment; it haunts mo like a ghost." Mr. Grant did not reply ami tho book keejHT turned to his desk and resumed his work. A little whilo afterward, the whistlo of the coming train was hoard; a few minutes later, aud Jimmy Allison norne away from home, wifo and mother, on the swift wings of steam, a sadder and wiser man. The day had worn on drearily to tho miserable wifo aud mother of' Allison, the pleasant June sunshine unfelt until the sun bad reached the tops ot tho western mountains, for tho shadow of great trouble rested on tho little house hold. Suddenly the wild scream of the locomotive cut the air, and went echoing among the hills; and soon after the dowu coming train dropped a few passengort a the station, and then went thundering on its impetuous courso. "Sirs. Allison," said a boy who rushed into tlio room where the two women sat in their helpless, half despair, "hero is a letter from Mr. Grant, and ho says read it right away." Tlio startled wife opened, with hands that shook nervously, tho folded paper and read: "We've telegraphed Jimmy to 0mc back look out for him by tho dow n train." A wild cry of joy broke from tho lips of Jenny Allison: "Oh, mother, mother I they've sent for him to coiue back, ana there ho is now '' Springing up and bounding through the door half crazed with joy, she ran through the little garden, and flung her bolf, laughing and crying, all at once, into the arms of her husband. "We've had a narrow escape, Jimmy, my son," said old Mrs. Allison, after they were all quieted dowu. "It hurt me away down here, my sou" and she laid er Wnd ovw her breast "hurt mf more, may be, than yon will ever know." "Oh, don't say that, mother. But yon shall never ho hurt again," answered Jimmy, catching his breath with some thing liko a Bob. "Never, never, never I I'vo taken tho pledge, you know, and when Jimmy Allison puts his name to anything, it'a got to staud. Tho Alli sons dout go back on their word of honor." "I'll trust yon, my boy," was the mother's Confident reply as the sunshiuo of gladness fell over her aged face. All this happened just ono year ago. And lias Jimmy Allison kept true to his pledge? More than true; for besides holding true to his own integrity, he has induced a dozen other workmen to follow bis example, and is now organizing a temperance society in tlie shop, whuro he already holds the position of foreman. Tlie lYcIlnml Canal, Few Americans have any idea about the Wetland Canal. I looked at this new .ncliicvcmcnt of tho Canadians last week; the Great Western Itailroad of Canada runs beneath the canal by a tunnel; the old Wclland Canal, which is still used, lies some two or three miles to the west f the present ono. Tho old canal was a towpath concern, and did not admit a steam-tug coincident with tho vessel. The new canal him fourteen feet of wa ter when there is high water, but iu sum mer drouth it is said to bo hs thnu four teen feet. It is a maguilieeutly con structed work, aud excites surprise that tlie Americans should have permitted tho Canadians to anticipate them. Yet it will bo observed that tho facilities for a canal through Canada are much bettor than through tho United States. The axis of the two lakes, Kriu and Ontario, passes through Canada; tho Niagara Kivcr issues from the extrenio eastern end of Lako Krie, whilo Lake Ontario overlapa Lake Erie considerably in Can ada. It ia rather startling to boo mov ing through the apparently solid ground (for the country is very high where the new canal is built) tall massivo ocean steamers, full-iiggcd ships, cto., some times as continuous as a caravan across tho desert. They go along silently, not a sound or whistlo escaping them, and tlie visitor sometimes thinks his mind is deceived and that tho landscape it haunted. A Joke. Two men in Miles City. Montana, pretended to havo learned by telegraph mat tlie Uovurninent had thrown open tlio eastern part ol the rortKeogli reser vation to settlers. They whispered this cautiously to special friends, enjoining strict secrecy. Beforo night there was a stumpedo, tho supposed publio laud claims wero staked off, shanties were put up, tent wero pitched, and tho .... . 1.... i ... t i . i juivt'in onj liii.b a mjwii will initl out, mill a real estate "boom" wos under full headway beforo nino o clock in the even ing. But by ton o'clock the joke was out, ana ttio piaco was deserted. A Dattox, Ohio, man writes to the paper that ins child "had fifty fits in twenty-lour uours,"- aua i now well hearty, nnd rugged. Oh, well, we should think it is very likoly. A child that has made a record or Idty-twofits. in twenty. four hours, ought to be tough enough to board ail the year round. Tlie Asiatio cholera would balk at that infant Uawkcye. n, -. A corjNTT prisoner says he has alway. been taucrht to do in Itome as Romans do, and he finds fault because Dow that . . -1 1 ..... n . lie is in jaw uu us uut iwiuweu to uo as the jailors 'io. Tim HionKST. Mount Jefferson DiwU is the highest peak iu. Nevada, It altitude is 13.070 feet. RUI'EKSTITIOUS SEAM EX. Cirri rle lixhnlnllona Hint are Conaltrrr4 I'ulurkr kj Million. From the London Tcleirraph. Of all the superstitions of the sea the most intelligible aro those which gather about tho weird exhalations called com posonts. A green, faint and sepulchral light, shining at a yardarm or boom end on a pitch black night and amid a galo of wind, might well puzzlo aud agitato tho simple heart of a seaman staring aloft at it. Shakespeare embodies tho shining appcaranco in the person of Ariel, and apirituali7.es it by his own conception. "Jow on the beak, now in tho waist, the deck, iu every cabin, I flatu'd amazement; sometime I'd divide, and bum in many places; on tho top mast, tho yards and bowsprit, would I flame distinctly, then meet and join." It is quito possible that one finds hero the croundwork of the lielief formerly enter tained that "St. Elmo's HrcH," Jr com posauts, as they aro usually called, were women who took this form to bewilder seamen. There are stories of sailors giving chase to a comixmant, following it from o lower yardarm to the truck, and then being spirited off by tho figure of a female that suddenly gleamed out in the durkucss with tho couiHsaiit shining on her hair like a star. Another aupcrsti tion waa that composants were the souls of seamen that had died alsiard the ship and who, iu flaming form, haunted those yards and arms upon which they hail often, when in life, hung on by their "eyelids." No sailor liked one of those lights to shine upon him. If the reflec tion fell upon his face he would go below with the conviction that something evil was Biiro to happen to him. As to tho Flying Dutchman, it is doubtful whether Jack ever sincerely in his heart believed in that apparition; but of Fri-' day the marine dread was habitual; dead, bodies and parsons were looked npon as futeftd, nnd to drowu a cat was a certain) way of provoking disaster. Davy Joncsl belonged to Jack's theology. What an-j leariiuco no assignee: to tins spirit,, whether ho had horns and a tail, or whether ho more resembled Neptune as personified in the olden times by mon-of-wars-men who crawled over the liows' with crown and trident when theeqiuitor hove in sight, is a point that remains hi be settled; but thero could be no doubt that Davy Jones was a dangerous mon ster who lived at tho bottom of the sea and whoso days and nights were devoted to tlie pleasing hdsirs of stowini; awav !.. i : - i i . i . J in ins immense looser tue oooies ol sea men who came floating down to his do minions. Another nautical suiierstition might, perhaps, bo found in the sailor's unwillingness to kill or capture a Mother Curey's chicken. Coleridge's "Ancient Mariner's" albatross is a land going fancy. No mariner, however ancient, would anticipate evil in killing an alba tross either w ith a hook or crossbow. To slay ono of those little chickens, how ever, which follow iu tho wake ot ships,; rising and falling amid the stupendous surges liko divine intimations that even) ns th-3 lives of those sparrows of tho deep aro cared for, so is tho poor sailor himself watched over, would, in Jack's mind, lie reckoned as wicked as robbing a church. But all such fancies nud su perstitions are fast drifting away, if, to use n marine expression, they are not already out of sight astern. 'Draughts from the scuttle-butt in lieu of the old "t-tsof grog" may have something to do with the change, but the active agent of the transformation is unquestionably steam, and its ohnoxiousncss to the an cient rude iMictry and imaginations of tho deep may lie witnessed iu tho adver- f isements which daily announce tho sail ing of wholo fleets of steamers ou Fridays. There Mere (Hants In these Days. Tears ago the Sawkill was then onlv a village tavern iu Milford, l'a., and was kept by a remarkable man named Lewis Cornelius, who, at tho time of his death in 1841, must have been tho heaviest person iu tho country. Tho following ir a copy of a ccrtifiinl entry in oue of tho books of record iu tho clerk's oflioo of tho county, the original entry having been made immediately after Mr. Cor nelius's death: f ,e Is Ooriiellim- Die d September !!7, 1811. Ilia heinlit was 0 feet. CircniKferrnco Mow tlm waiat, R feet 3 inehnn. ( neimifeieiico above the wniat, 6 feet 'i)'t ineliea. Circumference of arm above tho elbow, i feet 2 iuehea. Circumference of arm below tho elbow, 1 foot 0 inchea. rircinnff renco of wrixt, 1 foot 3 li chea. ('ircumfcrctice of 1 1 iik . 4 feet 1 inchea. Circumference of calf of U'K, '-) feet 7 inehoa. Circumference of ankle, 1 foot 7 inchea. Uia woiKhl waaBlo,1 poumla, without clothing. During his lifetime Mr. Cornelius would not consent to bo weighed. Tho above was his weight after death, and after a long illness, during which ho had lost much llosh. Mr. Cornelius was sur vived by a wifo and Bcven children, three sous and four daughters. The management of the hotel has uover passed out of the hands of tho family. The wife, threo sons nnd ono daughter aro dead, and the house is now managed by the remaining daughter. Two of the Bona weighed over three hundred pounds each at tho timo of their death, and the deoooscd daughter weighed over four hundred. One son, who died two years ago, had been Sheriff of the county five times. "Our" Money. Before the day of your marriage bny nice bureau; havo a tine lever lock with two keys put on one of the little drawers. Have it taken to your chamber, and when you conduct your wifo to that room hand her one of the keys and say to her: "Into that drawer I Bhall put all our money. It is ours, uot mine. If yon wkh to know what we can afford, you may find out by opening that drawer. Go to it whenever yon need money. You may bo a wise man, you may be what they call "smart as lightning, but you will never perform another act as wise or smart as this. I began my married life in that way and hove eon stantly looked back to it as the happiest step in my life. Suoh is the advice given by Dr. Dio Lewi. AN OLD SHOWMAN'S YARN. J A. WEN IIKNKAUK CAKTKK PARA I.VliP UUT FILL OV V1.1I. II Kernlla III Knrlr Ktprrlrnre wllh liiirn illorrli nnd Oilier Thenlrlcitl t eleUrlllea. A little old man bent nearly double and withered, apparently with ngo, sat in a back room ou tho third floor of a houso in 1'leecker street listening to music produced from a violin and piccolo iu the h .lids of two In i vs of eighteen aud fifteen respectively. The old man was James Hen ago Carter, better known as tho origin..tor of the famous Cartor Zouave TroiiH, which secured such a world-wide reputation during tho dayi of the war. "Ves, 1 am iu splendid health," said Mr. Carter to a reporter of the World, and he hobbled to a window as best ho could, considering his paralyzed condi tion, as if to refute tho statement. "I shall never bo what I was thirty years ago, though. Oh, those wero good old days. It was iu 1H18 that I reached this country from England. I was a mechanic, and first went to Cleveland, where I earned my first dollar in the capacity nf a journeyman painter. When painting became slack I began deliver ing lectures ou 'Artificial Memory.' I did not succeed very well, so I packed my traps and steered for New York. Ou arriving there I entered tho employ of Biiftis Porter, the founder of the iS'ciYn tijh Amirlran. At the time he was en gaged constructing a Hying machino to take people to California in three days. We boou found that the railroads and steamers would eventually reach theio as quickly its wo could with our inven tion, and it was accordingly abandoned. I then turned to the stage. I sang at the Old ilroaday Theatre in 180(1 with tho Segnin Opera Company, and also played with Lester Wulluuk in 'Monte Christo' as super. Oh, ho was a 'cluck' actor. Never has an audience seen his superior on the stage. kt.uiti.no on fob iiimhei.p. "I then thought I would start out for myself. I obtained the services of a 'Mexican Indian Cliiuit.' With him and a dwarf I formed tho 'Carter Curiosity Shop.' For several years I (raveled with them, visiting every Ktato iu the country and making several visits to KuroK In lal7 I cleared iu eight months alone m Texas So.flllO with (his i how. Tlio following wilder I went to Cuba, ns my giant could speak Spanish well, and cleared 811,0(10 with two ex hibitions. Then I started out with my 'American Entertainment.' I presented the most magnificent panorama the world had ever seen lit that time. I personated the yankoe, negro, fireman, waiter, newsboy, and Indian. The scenes were laid in New York, the South aud tho wilds of the West. 1 began (ho entertainment iu England to 'standing room onlv.' It was un iuimeiiM) suc cess until I was seized with rheumatism, from which I have not even now recov ered. "Then tho war broke out here, aud from tho fame of Colonel Ellsworth and his Zouaves I conceived tho idea of get ting np a Zouave drill, tho principal at tractions being that tho participants wero little girlH instead of men. I re turned to America and began Selecting my company. Iu N. Y. city I obtained seven little girls from seven to eleven years of nge. I equipped them with muskets and Zouave dress. They ac quired so much skill that at their debut at the Oreen street Theatre iu Albany in 1HCI they made a great hit. I hud letters of congratulation from the Mayor ex-Mayor, Eroxlus Corning otid oilier prominent citizens, and for one month the houses were packed nightly. Then I showed them ill the principal cities throughout (ho country. Thero was not a greater sensation created during the war in tho stago lino. 1IKKTINO Ct.AIU MOUItlS. "Right here let mo tell you an interest ing episode: iu lfi(12, in the early days of my girl troupe, I brought the girl Zouaves to Cleveland to open tho old theatre now called thcConiiiiue. In tho same house at which we boarded there wero two girls about fifteen years of age. These girls became quito intimate with those belonging to iny company mid begged hard to be allowed to go bo- hum tlio scenes wnilu tlie performance progressed. 1 consented and tlio two girls becoming Infatuated expressed u desire to become actresses. One of t lie mothers said 'no,' but the other said 'yes.' The girl whoso mother Baid 'yes' became the eminent and favorito tra gedienne Clara Morris. Tho other cirl I believe, is tho wifo of a master black smith aud is the mother of ten children and resides ou the Pacific slope. "It was only a little utter, too, that I popped tho question to a young lad from raiusvillo, O., and sho said yes. Wo were accordingly married at once, aud tho result of (hot marriage was those boys whoso musio you have just nstenea "On the Mb of November, 1803,1 took passage with my troupe for Cuba; from there! took them through New Euglaim aud their success was immense. I added brass instruments to the combination and organized the first female brass band in tho United Btutes. The musio S ley rendered was pronoun ocd some of le best ever heard. TUB LATEST ATTRACTIONS. "A little later Bol Smith Russell was glad aa a groenhorn to ask me for a situation, and he was given one as a sort of specialty artist Ho thanks me to-day for the start I gave him. At the some time I took the Bergor family in band and had them taught to perform upon the instruments with which they have acquired such a reputation. With this family I mado a big hit. I have juBt been to see Annte Hertror myself. Jjul then suooesa had been too much for me. Financial reverses and ill-health came. tndl am reduced to the position in which yon now see mo. I went to a water-oure ana become a victim to mat practice. I then triod the Hot Springs, Ark., and tho treatment there ouly ag gravated my malady. I was paralyzod ton years ago while writing a letter iu Washington, and I havo novor recovered from the shook; still I am woll and ready to enter the ring again. Fur wnw Um NUMBER 38. past I have been exhibiting the magio spy glass, my own invention. It en ables you to see iu a single drop of wa ter wonderful animals, the intricate mechanism of a hnmmiug-bird's feather and the elephantine proportions of an insect Oh, I'm death on reading, I am. I have cleared thousands ot dollars in a single night, but 81 pleases me aa well now. ' T shall soon bo in the field again, however, with an entirely now aud novel entertainment, in which my boys will participate. "A'cw i'urk World. KNTIRELYJ1U0KEN UP. TIIK HAD IIOV (ilVKM II IH PA ALKNNU.1I l UliV (iOUI)N. (IU Pa Klnna an .llm.bln." Tur um4 I'nrnlrzra all (lie (ilrla. Prom tho Milwaukee Sun. "You see, pa has been iu a habit lately of going to tho store a good deal ana talking with the girl clerks," said tho bad boy to tho grocery man. "Any girl that will smile on pa, and look sweet, catchea him, and ho would sit on a stool in front of tho counter ten hours a day pretend ing to buy Bomo kind of fringe, or some thing, and ho would fairly talk the arm off the girls. Ma didn't 'like it at all. and sho told pa ho ought to be ashamed of himself, cause the girls were only making a fool of him, aud nil the peo ple in tho store were lulling at him. But pa kept on trying to find exctiBos to go to tlio store. Ma told me about it, and she felt real sorry, and it made mo mad, aud I told ma if sho would let me I would break pa up iu that sort of business, and she told mo to go ahead and make him jump like a box car. So 'tothcr day ma gave pa a pieco of ribbon to match and a corset to chango for a larger size, and a pair of gloves to return because tho thiinj) of ono of 'cm ripped off, and told him to buy four yards of baby liaiiiiel, and see how much it would cost to havo her seal-skin cloak relined, and to see if her new hat was dono. Fa acted as though ho didn't want to go to the store, but ma and mo knew that ha looked upon it as a picnic, aud he blacked his boots, and changing ends with his ciiTk, aud put ou his new red necktie, in 1 shaved hiseelf, and fixed tip aa though ho was going to bo married I n' Kcd him to let me go along to carry the package, and ho said ho didn't mind if I did go. You have seen theso injy rubber rats they havo at tlie rubber sb ires, haven't you ? They look so near liko a natural rat that you can't tell the difference unless you offer the rubber rut somo cheese. I got oue of thoso rata and tied a fine thread to it, with a slip, house ou the end, aud when pa got into the store I put tho slipnooso over the hind button of his coat-tail, and put the rat on tho lloor, and it followed him along, and it looked so natural I wanted to kick it Pa walked along smiling, ami stopped at tho ribbon counter, and ni. iked at a girl, sho bent over to see what he wanted, aud then sho saw tho rat, aud she screamed ami crawled np ou the shelf where tho boxes wero, and put her feet under her, and said, 'take it aw ay, kill it,' and bIio trembled a'l over. Vn thought sho had gono into a fit, and he turned blue, nnd went on, 'cause he didn't want to kill her dead; and as be walked along, the ratfollowcd him, and ju 4 as ho bowed to four girls who were standing together, talking about the fun they hod at tho exposition the night be fore, they saw the rat, and they began to yell, and climb np things. One of them got on a stool and tho girls all squealed just like when you tickle thorn in the ribs. Fa, ho looked scared, as though he was afraid ho was breaking them all up with his shapo, and he kept on, aud another flock of girls saw the rat, and they jumped up on the counter and sat dowu on their fcot, and yelled 'rat.' Then the others yelled 'rat' and In a minute about a hundred irirls were (retting np on things, and saying 'shoo.' and oue of them got on a pile of blan kets, and the pile fell off on the floor with her. and the men had to dig her out. Fa's faco was a study. He looked at one girl and then another, and won dered what was tho matter, and finally tho floor walker came along aud see what it was, and took pa by tlie collar nnd led him out doors, ami told him if lie ever came in thero again be would scud the police after him. I had goua by tho time pa got out on tlio aide-walk. and no picked np tue rubber rai and Icuiul it was bitcued to his coat, and he wont right home. Ma says he was bo mad that he stuttered, aud sue thinks I bet ter board around for a day or two. She tried to reason with pa that it was in tended for his good, to show him that he was making a fool ot himself, but he does not look at it in that light Say, do you thiuk it wns wrong to break him up that way ? Ho was going wrong en tirely." ; BU t'lrtt VonboT. . i, t..m wnnntr man from the fl oimw uu.". rfw-o - -rv.. ...alM,nil,miiirli ilia West DT l.utll who . 1 o - , . . .-j ., oak in it (he stnire driver . t. 'l .'n nnoafinna allOIlt buffaloes. n Bieu. ---- -- . bears and Indians, ho finally inquired if they would be UKeiy to meei whu auj .. oriii-niuiiiiir a wish at tho same mnuvjo,v-,.. o ... ., . i:.. .u llwm if tlinv did. Tlio driver refilled that they would probably meet with some beforo reaching their desti- nitiou. The young gentleman prooeeuea .lnia aomA nf tliA Invid stories ha had read concerning cowboys, and while he was telling ono oi me most tunning yarns, a party oi cowuoys returning lrom towu dashed around n bend iu the rood firing their six-shooters and yelling like deuiouB, xoung rinuu roueu on nis seat into tho bottom ot the stage, and alter the cowooys nau passeu rose up, pale aud trembling, and ejaculated, "UreotBoul they're part numan, mm. they?" . . . f:; y. :.. An American who had W gJ5ff friend wiahed toioume naui ed w ith the Oerman'a obarmlng wij le. . Veil, tta- ' ArThea'tt umvg with a number of friends. E?.H . aid the husband, "you know aZ tnanr' "No," said Katnna, mod wtly T 'veil, dot's uial'VX,ou.( Courier-Journal.