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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
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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.

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