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THE HOME JOURNAI
1 VOLUME XXII. WINCHESTER TENNESSEE, JANUARY 23, 1884. NUMBER 4G. EDITORIAL NOTES. Famhoh, the electrician, is enthusiastic aver the growth of the electric light uiiBiuess. Tho cost of this light is being gradually cheapened, and many small town have fuiuid it a matter of economy t introduce it. In sumo p'uces tho competition bus forced gnu compa nies to put prices down to ninety-five cents per thousand feet. Edison pre dicts that within fivo yours tho electric light companies will furnish 08 per cent, of the light. Ho even guns o fur iih to intimate that the electric light will Home Jay ho cheaper than kerosene. The prejudice apiiiust the now illiiininator hi rapidly d!.Happearing. The chief cooks in leading hotels, res taurants, elulis and mansions in Phila delphia receive salaries ranging from J3.000 to 1,(100. Tho cooks aro mostly Frenchmen. A French chief is nn im portant personage. Ho is treated hy his OAsMiintR with tho greatest deference, fco has his distinct table and servants to wait on him. The finest wines mo serv ed at his meals, a d his footing in the Iiohho is that of an honored guest. With him cooking is one of tho fino nrts, and he regards himself ox tho equal ot a sculptor or a i:iint-r. Home of the. New York and Philadelphia clubs bonst of cooks ns skillful as can ho found iu Eu rope. It is a settled fact that good cham pagne will never lio cheap, The lahor necessary in producing it and the los-i incirrod by bursting bottles is so great that prices must always rango high. No wino owes more to tho skill of tho maker and less to tho quality of the grape than this favorite beverage. The "sparkling" quality is tholoat of its merits. Indeed it is better to wait until tho carhonio ncidhus partially disappeared, for then, if the quality bo good, it will ho found to have retained its body and flavor which was before concealed by tho efferves cence. !ut as long as people will drink wine by tho label, they . will continue to ho deceived. It is asserted that as much nutriment is contained in twenty pounds of cheeso as will bo found in a sheep weighing sixty pounds. Tho English say that tho cooking of cheeso is practically an uti known art in America, the only form commonly known being tho Vp.sh rare bit. A cheap, savoiy and highly nutri tious food may bo prepared by adding grated cheese to oatmeal porridge, boiled rice, mushed potatoes, hasty pudding, cbj. A scientilic lecturer, who upholds cheese in a staple food, also takes tho position that "bosch," when honestly prepared from good beef and mutton, fat and sold as "lmttorino," or "oleomarga rine," is i,u excellent substitute for cream cheeso. Kmtrr, tho great gnu manufacturer Las just taken out a pntent for a flat headed projectile. This novel form has been given to it with a view of proven ting its gl meing olVou striking the armor-plate of a vessel at a great angle of inclination. 'I ho form has further been adopted with tho object of pcuetrating a ships armor below tho water-line, an operation hitherto attended with but little success, owing to the pointol hea l of the shot In ordor not to causo a loss of ve oeity, a point of wood or thin iron plate is attached, which, on striking, i.j immediately shattered, and, nt the sumo time, being tilled with oil, which is to grouso the projectile, is said to increase its power of penetration. Few peoplo havo any idea of tlio number of f'roo passes granted ammally by a loading railroad. First como tho exchange passes given to iho officials of other roads. It is nothing uncommon for a railroad to issuo 1,600 of these passes. In some Stales members of tho Legisla ture and Congressmen are furnished with losses. Editors of leading papers are also favored in this way. Ouo of tho western road issues editorial passes iu form of littlo books, E ieh book ton tains thirty-six coupons, and a coupon is taken up for each division tho editor travels over, if it is not moro than two miles. A black list of editors who sell passes bin boon compiled by the national ticket agents' association, and this has a tendency to restrain tho editors of ono-h-irso journals who aro tempted to sell thoir passo. i Tire prohil itionists i if tho country claim that the outlook is favorable in many Btatos for tho adoption constituti mid amendments prohibiting tho ninnuliic tnre and sale of alcoholic beverages. Tho constitutional movement has been agita ted in twenty-ono States. In Kansas it has been consummated; Iowa pawed H through two Lofjishtures and ratified it by 80,000 majority, but the amendment was killed by its clerical errors, Maine has passed a constitutional amendment through the Legislature, and it wanta a Popular vote. In Oregon ouo Legist tare has acted favorably, and a soeond e is to tako action in the matter. Ohm passed it through her Legislature, und J01 it before the people In Texas, West Virginia, Nebraska, Michigan, Wisconsin and Arkansas it failed by ouiy s tow votos GENERAL NEWS. Tun state luuatiu asylum of Arkansas, lias 247 inmates. An immense candy and confectionery manufactory will bo established in Knox- villo this year. Inn total number of convicU from Montgomery county, Alabama, senton ted to hard labor is 02. Tub city council of Chattanooga havo increased the license of retail liquor dealers from 100 toJ2D0. Zinc in abundance and of the verj richo t quality, has been found in til vicinity of Fall I'.rancli, Tennessee ItIh calculated that tho iron produe ion of Alabama, Gorgia an I Tennessee, by 38'JI), will reach a million of tons. Xkw Yoiik'h now State Capitol has cost nearly S15,r )(J,0((1, and keeps tea lily employed thirteen hundred men. Within the past two years 10,H0) fruit trees havo been planted in and around If irrisburg, Madiscti county, Tennessee. Ciiuistm.w parties in Tampa, Florida dined oil watermelons, cucumbers, to matoes, beans, early potatoes and Manges. I'.y tho ceiHiisof 18S0, tho number of persons of twenty-ono years and upward in tho Southern Stales who wore unaUo to write was 2.08 U87. Thkkr aro now moro than fivo hun dred strangers prospecting for homes and arranging for the purchase of prop erty in North Carolina. A hint is given to capitalists in South ern seaboard cities by the American I.umtn riium, which says the West ves sels ever built iu Until and other ship building town in Maine, were built of Georgia pine. Jlit. liAMirroNDissTojf, tho million aire manufacturer of Philadelphia, has 8100,000 insurance on his life iu thirteen regular companies, while Lo is good for several thousand additional in mutual companies, lie has probably a heavier life insurance than any man iu tho country. 1 )imisfl tho recent cold "simp" Charles ton, S. C, hod tin coldest weather in WO years. Tho thermometer was l.'t decrees abovo zero, not below, as has been reMirted. The News and Courier seems to be greatly surprised that thcro should have been ieo en the streets, that tho Itutledgo street should havo been frozen over, and that tho flowers on tho M ill should have been crystali.ed and covered with ice. Tun construction of new railroad in the United States during the year 18S3 was 1ms thau 00 per cent, of tho new mileage of 1882 only 0,000 miles having been built, against ll.fiOl miles for the previous year, 0,780 miles in 1881, and 7,174 miles in 188a In only one cither your, however, was the mileage larger in 1871, when J.J17!) miles were construc ted. 'I hero are now about 120,000 miles of railroad in operation in tho country, of which ono half has been constructed since 1871. Di'itiso the year 1881 not ono Ameri can vessel cleared from tho great port of New York for Europe laden with grain, tho principal urtielo of export from tho United States. During tho year thi-ro were exported from New York in 4'Jl vessels 21,rir,000 bushels of wheat, 2"i,22.',GI)8 bushels of com, 5,nr2,0i3 bushels of oats a tot'il of ,11.970,081 bu-hels. A low estimato makes the total amount of freight-money paid for the transportation of this grain nt least $4,000,000. Whkv H is remembered that some seventeen municipalities of Brazil havo voluntarily liberated their slaves during the present year, it does nut seem very far iu the future when a tidal wavo of popular enthusiasm will sweep the insti tution entirely from thn South American empire. On October 11th, tho provin cial assembly of Ceara took a step in this direction by ruining tho tax on slaves to $100 and by prohibiting the renewal of slavery in all municipalities in which it has been abolished. Tho new law goes into cfloct on January 31, nml tho Rio News thinks that thousands of ehvos wilt he liberated by their owners rather than pay tho tax. Dn. II. H. "AnKr, fish commissioner of Georgia, has been interviewed down in Florida, where ho hits been hunting the spawning places of tho shad. Tho doctor state that shad aro disappearing in the St John's and will disappear unless replenished artificially. Ho fa vors tho introduction of artificial spawn ing. In tho course of his interview Dr. Carey said that a fow years ago ho put half a million young Connecticut river (had in Flint river. Three years later fishermen along that river reported that the shad rose readily to tho fly, some thing before unheard of with the shad of son them rivers. The fact shows that Connecticut shod retain their original habits whon transplanted to other waters. Tits Manufacturers' Record giva the name and location of every ooltoii mill in tho South, with the number of spindles and looms in each. Tho figures ns thus compiled, show that there are no 3i 1 cotton mills !tt tho South having 1,27(1, 422 spindles mid 24,83 looms, while at the time the census was taken in 1880 the South h id only 180 mills, HtU 7l'J, 98'J spindles ntld 15,222 looms. The largest increase in tho number of mills was made in North Carolina, where a gain of 43 mills and HOiOO spindles is exhibited, while Georgia made ivu In crease of 13'.l,l,"0 spindles and 2'J mills. In 1880 the value of manufactured cotton produced at the South was a littlo over $21,000,01)0, while in 188,3 thev.iluo had risen t.) U'twecn f:iii,00i),000 and $200,. OuO.tJiTf. The record figures up that during tho last thrao years and ft ha f about $200,000,000 has been Invented by new and old Southern cotton mills in machinery, thn bulk of which lum been paid to tho Northern and Western- mm chinery manufacturers, At the end of tho present month n splendid view of Mars can be obtained through the tolescopo. As tho diver i fied surfaco of this distant world conies into view it appears a real globe marked with continents, oceans and islands and partially covered with clouds. Tho tele scope plainly shows the Snow cap cover ing tho antarctic, region of tho gloho of Mars. A darkening around tho snow field is supposed to bo a sea. Largo telescopes eiuiblo tho observer to seo that tho two tiny moons of Mars revolve to closo to tho planet that tho inner ono goes through all tho changes from now moon to old moon in less than a day. Another interesting thing to bo studied iBtho mysterious network of so-called canids covering a largo part of tho planet's surface. As these cnnnls aro about sixty miles in tho width it is dilli enlt to befievo that they havo been constructed by the iuhabiliints. It is tolerably certain that Mars has reached a later stage of planetary development than tho earth, and if it has inhabitants they may have attained a d'-greo of civ ilization incomprehensible to us. At all events, the ruddy star in our midnight sky is a wonderful world. A Lellor-f'nrrlcr's Story. A rather good-looking, Intelligent man related the following true story : "I de liver in tho Clifton District,' mid some of our best and wealthiest people urn on my route. Two years ago I I'elivered a letter at a certain residciieo to a beauti ful young lady, who went into raptures on recognizing tho writing, mid thanlied mo so heartily that it far outweighed all the incivility I met that day. It was some months before I called again, and then witn a mourning envelop, ad dressed to the mother of tho young lady. Several mouths passed, each day of which 1 saw my young lady friend standing in tho door at the end of the approach looking for my appearance. It was so regular and continuous that it lie iran to w. rk on my mind, and I won lercd what was the cause. Shortly after 1 had letters for the mother, mid on go ing up to tho door was met by both, and, boys, tho change in that poor child's looks went through me like a knife. Sunken eyes, with an empty expression, wasted Mesh and color, and an indescrib able air of melancholy, which troubles mo every moment I am disengaged. I delivered some mail to n grocer's plnoo in the square, and could not help asking about this poor young laily. I was In formed that she was betrothed to a young man who went to India us a mis sionary, but soon fell a prey to the deadly cholera of that pestilential coun try, and that his death was bidden from his affianced wifo iu the hope that sho would ultimately forget him, but I toll you. boys, Moore was light when ho wrote: Tlic heart Unit lins truly loved never forgets, Hat ns truly Iiivi-h on to the close, is the suntlmvi r turns (in jii-r nod when lie seta Tin! huiiic look uliith shu turned when lie rose. And so it proved in this case. With tho kind-hearted grocer as a middle-man I regularly deliver n letter twice a month, purporting to come from India, and written by her mother, and 1 receive in duo time tho answer, which I leave with the grocer, who privately sends it to the mother. It is by the advice of tho tamily physioian, who fears for my young friend's reason." Vlarinnuti Ncwa Journal. Homes for Soldiers' Widows, Many of the Grand Army posts in tho west nro moving in an effort to get a National Homo for the widows and Orphans of Soldiers. Several posts adopted a framed memorial to Congress setting forth tho need of national homes for soldiers' widows. The measure will bo laid before the Grand Encampment of Wisconsin soon to be held at Janes ville. It is proposed to petition Con gress for the establishment of orphan homes at tho public expense, somewhat in tho plan of the present soldiers' homes, whero tho needy and infirm and aged widows of veterans may be sup ported, maintained, and cared for. It is held by those who favor the project thnttho expenditure of public money for Buoh a purpose will be moro foasiblo and more propnr than that of providing, at present at least, for pensions to all soldiers. OvsTisnH. New Haven's oystormon mnilo derisively at tho rumor of a New York and Chicago syndicate's forming to monopolize tho oyster triidfl, and as to electricity's killing the starfish that are destroying oysters in tho Sound tho dealers say that the elcctrio shock that would kill tho fish would kill the oyster also, ItUl'KKT'S REQUEST, A IIKUTIKll, 110.11 CNt'K PltO.1l TICK 11 KT. lil-ryi'n Iti-n-lvi-, n i.ptfi-r-Nlie Is ill l' ici-lioii-y unlit I hi- C'oiiiriiiN al e ICtrvciili-d. "Como hither, llcryj." Htuyvesant Sutwood sjiolo! In kindly tones to his daughter, and yet tho girl uoticed, or imagined that sho did, a slight tremor in his voice, but, thinning It was dm) to the involuntary loosening of bis false teeth, gave the matter no further attention. Hho crowed tho room to where her father was sitting In bis great arm chair besido the wlmlDWi lieryl had grown up on iier faliiers farm almost without society, but not without education, for every year she had attended the seminary nt Acornville, and in her 18th year she had graduated with all the hiuioiu and fl perrele ilre-a, And then she hod gone back to the fiii-m Bgniu, but somehow her life there was not as satisfactory as before. There were times when licryl felt a sense of rnii! mixed with an indefinable feeling of rchtii'SMicss tiiat wouid cailsn her Iti wander aimlessly around the place in a reverie until recalled to tho things of this world by stepping on her ankle. Hilt though sho strovo to conceal even from herself the real .cause of this feel ing her heart would ever and anon give a great throb as she thought of Rupert Ilollingnworth, who was now a strug gling lawyer In a Western town, There lnid lieen'lio words ol love between tlietn, but on the day Itupert graduated they had met for the last time, and, stand ing beneath the shade of n grand old oak that guarded the entrance to tho college campus, llupert had taken Doryl's baud in his and said to her, while his dark-brown eyes seemed look ing into her very soul : "You will not forget mo entirely, )Im Stuvvesiilil ?" "I shall never forget you,'' she replied with grave earnestness, "as long na I live." He had once stopped on her toes. When Beryl hail crossed the room her father motioned her to a seat by his side, mid as she. cuddled up cosily on a has sock, and, placing her nuns upon her knees, looked up iu his face with a wonderful i-xprc-ssinn in her great blue eyes, Stuyvewint Nutwood felt- a great thrill of sorrow in the knowledge that one day this liealltiful girl, with all her wealth of love and bandoline, Would leave him forever, "I havo received a letter from Hupert ITollingswortli, Dervl," he said. The girl gave a sudden start, and a wave of crimson swept over tho pure, sweet face, but she did not speak. "Can yon not guess," he continued, "what the purport of his letter is ?" Beryl could no longer look her father In the face. Sho knew full well why Itupert Hollingsworth had written. He had gone away only two years be fore in nil the vigor of his glad manhood, nnd his splendid talents bud gamed for him success where others had failed. And now, crowned with Iho laurel wreath of victory, ho had written to her father for permission lo urge his suit with her. She knew all this full well, and yet when her father asked her the question to which her heart bad al ready given answer she did not reply. "You could never guess, little one," said Htuyvesant Nutwood, a merry twinkle in his eyes, "why Itupert has written. Do vou think vou could I ' A deejier blush overspread the pretty face. "But I will toll you," ho continued, "because vou two were nt college to gether. Still, perhaps, I had better bo silent" and again tho laughing light came into her father's eyrs. "Tell nie, papa," whispered Beryl, no longer nblo to conceal her eagerness, "why has ho written?" "Ho wants something," was tho reply. "Can you not guess what it is?" Every fibre of Beryl's being is throb bing with cxjieetancy now. The sun has passed from sight, and great bands of rosy light that stream up from below the horizon's rim cast a strange halo over the silent earth. Beryl feels the solemn influences of the twilight hour, but no word comes from her lips. "Can you not guess," repents her father, "what llupert HollingBwortli de sires?" For nn instant sho does not reply. To answer tho question in tho affirmative would seem bold and forward, and yet can sho deny, even to herself, a Knowl Algo of what Itupert desires ? So she simply says to her father : "Tell nio wnnt 'lie wants." Bending tenderly over his daughter, Siuvvcsiiiit Nutwood whispers with in- II into piunos iu ncr car : - i woiiiy-nvc dollars to get homo with." Chiuayn Ttibu.no. The Public Lands. Bills for the disposal of the publio funds aro already Hocking into Congress. Senator Plumb's gives a land warrant for KM) acres to every person discharged from tho United Slates army during tho Civil War, within two years from Ins en listment, on account of disability in curred in the hue of bis military duty : while S.-niitor Logan's gives 80 acres to every honorably discharged buidior or nauoi ior service oc jess man a year, vm for a service between ono and two years, and 100 for service over two years. Ono troublo with this form of land lxuinty is that corporations aud speculators mis use it. Mr. Beck declared in the last Congress that it was usual to buy sol diers' scrip nt about a dollar an aero, and then to locate that quantity, apparently by collusion with local land ollices, null contrary to law, along streams in regions scantily supplied with water, so as to practically control many times the amount of land thus bought from the soJdicra, Finished There is an old story of a niuker of musical instruments who, rub bing his bands cheerfully, exclaimed : "There, thank goodness, the bass fiddlo is finished at last." But before thn Words were well out of his month an ex pression of anguish spread over his faeo, and ho added, "Thuuderation I if I haven't gone aud left tho glue-pot inside the, fiddle." 5 II1E HTOUY OF A SIYVVE LIFE. liclntlti' Hul'tlnc lor llie l'riilrr(jr ol .lira. 1 1 enl-li 1 1 1( linuli-U. Tlio Common, Pleas Court of Phila Iclphia letetl'cd to Lawyer Jerome V. Ma-terHou for audit nn account In tho estate of Mrs. Henrietta B. Daniels, colored, in which several extraordinary legal (piestions have urii-cii. Mrs. Daniels died ill Philadelphia a few months ago and left ."(, OHO wortii of roperty that is claimed by an army of icr own and her husband's collateral heirs. Tho case is in many respects re-marital-'"! and the proceedings are watched with great mleresl lit mrinbcra of the bar nnd friends of the dead wo man as well as by thoso who expect to recei'.'b shares of. the estate. Mrs. Daniels, whose maiden flame ves llob iuMin, was born near Charleston, S. C, nnd was one of the many slaves of An drew P. Dwi;;ht, a wealthy planter. When Henrietta was 12 veal's of age hei masler st:nt lleriisari'riMi'nm present to his sister, Sirs. Fraily, of ('liatleflttui. Mrs. Fraily, however, bad no use for the girl and wanted to send her back. Mr. 1) wight then said he had too many use ler,s shires nkmt bis house, and asked his Histcr to hire the girl to some one who conhl pay well for her services, Henrietta was rented to Mrs. Furness, a ilresH-maker, aud in a few years later Mr. Dwiglit was receiving $10 a month from the dress-maker for the services of his hIiiVp, In six years Henrietta saved enough tnonc.V over nnd above her wnges to buy, for S'.MIt), her mother, ho still lived on Mr. (wight's plantation. When the last of the money was paid Dwiglit refused to allow the old woman to join her daughter iu Charleston, say ing that it was enough for her to know that she was free, nor would he refund the purchase money. Mrs. Furness heard tho story, bought Henrietta from Dwiglit at Si.oOO, ami then brought suit to compel him to either give the old woman hit freedom or return the paid for her. Dwiglit won the suit, the court holding thnt Henrietta's earnings were as much his properly as she was. The old woman went back into slavery and died. Henrietta then bought her own freedom, Mrs. Furness allowing her to put in In-r wages ns partial payment. After purchasing her freedom sho mar ried Artt Daniels, a blacksmith, and live years later she bought him out of slav ery, paying $1, (ill!). In alsiiit V years this wi-imati had bought her mother, her self, mill her husband, Daniels. She wanted to colno North nt once, but Mrs. Furness, who bad a gjeal affection for Henrietta, induced her to remain iu Charleston until Daniels had found em ployment iu one of the Northern cities. Daniels came to Philadelphia mid found work in a blacksmith i-hop which he afterward owned. A fow months later Mrs. Furness was taken sick and died, but not before she had given Ileniietta $1(1,00(1 in bank notes as a reward for her faithfulness. She also bequeathed to her a houso iu Charleston, but as Col lateral heirs of the dead woman eon tested the will, Mrs. Daniels came North to join her husband. Shortly after Mrs. Dauiels left Charles ton it was discovered that a few days before her death Mrs. Furness had drawn $10.0011 from a bank The money could neither be found nor nc counted for. The assumption was that Mrs. Daniels had stolen it, and officers set out in pursuit of her. Iu Hicliiuond Mrs. Daniels learned that she was being hunted. Sho secreted herself there for several weeks and was finally brought to Philadelphia by an agent of the Under ground railroad. All this time she had in her possession Mrs. Fnrness's written acknowledgement of the gift or money, but previous experience made Henrietta dread the decisions of tho Charleston courts. Upon her arrival hero sho en gaged a lawyer, who at once notified tho Charleston authorities of the true facts in the case, and there the matter ended. Mr. and Mrs. Daniels bought a house on South street and lived there mauy years. He and his wifo owned two blacksmith's shops and a score of small tenement houses iu tho centra of tho city. They had ono son, who was drowned in the Delaware river four or live yenrs ago. Wheii old Mrs. Daniels died n host of her and her husband's distant relations came forward and claimed tho estate. The property was sold by order of the court and the money was paid into court. Air. JWasterson will, as Auditor, arrange a distribution of tlio funds. Tho lawyers ol the col lateral heirs of Mrs. Daniels hold that her husband's relatives havo no just claim upon the estate, ho having been her slave by purchase. Tho legal ad visers of the relatives of Mr. Daniels argue, however, that he became a free man and bis wife's equal, and that as the Philadelphia property was in his name it should be divided among them, Kit.i.ri). That lightning killed his soil is Iho belief of a farmer in Newton, 111. He writes: "This summer, when my com was two feet high, tho light ning struck it, killing a patch about 100 square feet in extent, It seemed to havo killed tho ground, as neither weed nor spear of grass Iiiib grown on it since. Tho ground looks dead, and I believe it is. Occasionally thoso spots aro met with all over tho prairies. The peoplo account for them as buffalo tramps, where buffaloes congregated in fly time and tramped until they killed thosod, but r 4l. I ,... nnnnrrencn I account for them as having been struck by light- nii'g-" r ' Pity him a little. Ho was game, but lie was crippled. His bound tiroi ght a shriek of pain to minglo with his roar for vongeouce, and ere ho could recover from the fulso spring there was a whirl a flash, and tho heels of the wild horse king sent him rolling over and over the grass. There was a rush wild neighs howls of despair and as th t grand old king of the prairie gallops away at tho head of his band the king of the grove lies trampled and bruised aud dead on the grass. "A FonTUtra Awa ting a Tramp," is the titlo of an article in a oonti)mirary. It iB no more than just. Ho many tramps have been waiting for a fortune so many years that it is no more than right that Fortune should now wait for a tramp. Boston Iramoript, COU.UBT 8CU00LS. Triad tflfati4'hlMrn nnd ihp Kaapanr , That Kuitnliarr Tnetr lloulcli. Dr. 8. Fi. lleeves iu an address to the Publio Health Aoeiation said: lu country districts school llfo hm many fcori exposures to unhealthy influences than are sKfftt'vd in towns and cities. For example, it is no- nimommou expe rience for some children to w'ulk two or three miles -sometimes double that dis'-tnul'e-- crr day they attend school; und, when tho tertlir is wet and the roads muddy, they aro ffclr)iitlv eoni polled to tuler their classes witll old feet and damp clothing and remain ID tlmi "hilly, uncomfortable condition uu til the perns! of recess arrives, or, may be, until their return home iu the even ing. In the winter time, when the row's nre icy and slippery.or when the ground is covered W''1' snow, and travel on loot moHt disagreeable and fatiguing, those who have long distances to' Walk fniisl hurry their fisitsteps to escape being tardy in their appearance at roll-will, and, when they eiitor their claescs, uro ail aglow and perspiring. In tl.st oiiditioii they take their seats, soon fool Chilly and ure too sleepy and stupid to take niterortt hi the lessons. At noon, when tho hour for dinner arrives, they cat hurriedly tho cold food ("'minimal iu their little baskets and buckets, but not usually with as sharp appetite und good digestion as when they aro at home. Immediately after dinner they engage too vigorously iu all sorts of play running, jumping, "chasing the fox," base b-ill mid various other fatiguing aud relaxing exercises so that by the tune of tlio cull "to books! they are uh tired and indisposed to study as when they reached schisil in the morn ing. Then, after dismissal in the even ing, they are again tired out by the walk hoUii', and thus they are more or loss ex posed to unhealthy influences every day during the school term. The management of country schools should provide special accommodations for the relief und comfort of children who come with damp clothing and wet feet. This eau bo easily accomplished in a well-appointed reception rootu for each sex, where should be kept always on hand and ready for use u sufficient number of pair of shoes and stockings of different sizes, also several warm wraps with which to clothe mid warm the tendcrest of the fftposcd pupils until their own shoes and stockings and other garments uro dry enough to put on and they are ready to enter their classes. Parents who are able to do so should be encouraged to supply the school atoro room with an extra suit of clothing for each child they semi, and no doubt iu every community there could be gath ered enough sulisci'iptions of that kind from humane, well-to-do persons and families to meet tho wants and needs of thu poorer children nt school, whoso wardrobes uro already too scantily sup plied to all'ord them comfort and proper protection iu cold weather. Nowadays, however, rubber shoes, gossamer circu lars and gum coats have become so cheap and common it would seem that even the oorcat families should be nblo to provide such articles of protection for their children. (hirilcns of the riea. Among tho many curious analogies born of modern investigation, none aro more interesting than those showing striking cases of parallelism in the habits and customs (,f animals whose environ ments are totally dihsimilar. Tho ocean bed sei nis peopled with forms so ro neinbling those of laud that a modifica tion of structure to conform with their siirroiiudinr i alone appears to Imj tho point of diflcrcnco, In drifting over tho reefs of our southern bonier this resem blance between the creatures of land and seris extremely striking. The gardens of the lower world abound in lavish growth; trees shrubs, waving vines, aro all reproduced iu the wondrous forms of tho sou. Hero a forest of coral branches (Mattrrjmra) raise their myriads of bristling points, each flowered by a deli cate polyp, and presenting a rich olive green tint in contrast to tlio deop blue of thu channel upon whose bunks they grow. Puro ns crystal, the water seems to intensify tho beauty of tho objects, even iu tho greater depths; gayly bo decked fishes move lazily about, rising and falling among the living branches, poising, perhaps, to pluck somo morsel from a limb, in all their motions remind ing us of tho birds of the shore. These gorgeous parrot-fishes uro the anu-birds jf tho sea; wondrous tiutB a-,uro blue, golden yellow, and red murk them. Some appear iridescent and bathed iu metallic tints as if encased in burnished armors, while many mure iu modest garb, found iu our cooler waters of tho North, call to mind the robin and thrush, those welcome harbingers ot spring, But it is not iu their color alone that the fishes resemble the birds; it is in the home-life aud love of offspring that we find a closo resemblance. Many are vest-builders, erecting structures aa com plicated as thoso of the birds and equal ling them in design und finish. Playing at Marrfnye. The young people who play at rmr riogo, and produce sncli cheerful npeota clos as the Higbio-Viinghan trial, need not only a large infusion of wisdom, but a copious unction with tho essential oil of birch. They ought to be soundly spanked, until some faint glimmering of reiison and docency and of respect for tho most solemn of obligations comes to them. It seems to be a favorite pastime among some young people to mimio every cere mony, legal or ecclesiastical, no matter, how serious. At Coney -Island, scape graces protend to perform tho rite of im mersiou on each other; mock funerals ore a standard amusement with children: more thau oue fatal striuigulatiou has occurred from playing at hanging; and if marriages are also parodied, there need be little wonder. If Daren ts would lie more careful to teach their offspring that some thiugs in life are not tit subjects for sport and scofflug, this silly playing at nuptial ceremonies might be less com mon. JXcw York Sun. DumNo. the veur 1RS3 more than 2,800 Mormon proselytes have.srrived at Frouoiuou, TIIE JOKEIVS BUDGET. WHAT WK FINII IN TRB IH!-1I0R0TJ FACWlS TOH.1III.K OVKU. 0 I brlnlitlj glem the iunnliliie In ths blue w-riliic nky, Ai frairrant with the liarvent tlm tin blith- wmifl hullrf tlv. And all annual la wnmlroui fair, at If aoroa fainr liainl llad toiii'Iiod with Kki colon th bright ,i'lieil with Kl id lovplv laiul i tint lovely mini But what to Hill are all then icenn? To Bill thet IfrniK no ny Kinco ho saw Jciriulia at tho ahow with Jim, bar other boy. H didn't know lie loved her to, but now each little word To Win km aweeteat miuiio hi) earl bad erat beard -, Dork viHiiiim of that Icauigg ha bad that atood tx'liind the diHir, Hince now ho knew another's form IU bending Ihiadiii imre ; I'or what I" Hill wi-ro all the niglita that lounga he iliil f nJ"Tf rtinco new lie Ml Ji-rnnlia'a arm around thai other Ixiy? If wwld net ulivp, ho could not lire, yet wa nut III to ille. Ho could not rat unheeded atood Hit featl pumpkin pie: The KiiiKi-r miap, tho doughnut, too, tho gonial Johnny-cake, All scathlciw pani-ril-he HCnrned the buna hit mother niw-d t" hnki-. For what to Hill wi n- all tin no pumpa and Tiiuitiea nin-e lnil, Wlulo liiM.Ii-1-nnhu lianiil upon anotl.rr'a Uti pad ' Farewell, frnil Kill ! the k-1I ia panted, and ll il l hiinm-lf oin-e nmro. He lived for liive, fur glory, too, hut now he'll live for gore : No Ixiiiih-hill or Imtinna pi ol to devaitatc tht land Not tLi'Hc, but wiiiiii-, with flemliiili n) he joint tho Cli-ninin liuml. And now, whi n .Inn would warblo toft baneatb the iiii l'nw lniHin, Ho hki warn doth thn Hill on hi big B-flal banftoon. Iiirfmutnn llnwkmj. WOULDN'T MOVB A STEP. An old maid was visiting a city friend in whose house was a telephone. Early one morning there was a call for her and tho servant went to the toom. "Jliss Jane," she said, "there's call for you at the telephone." "I'lllie there iu a minute." "Couio now." "I'm not dressed." "You can't wait; it's a gentleman and he's in ahnrry." "A gentleman ? Good heavens, then I wou't move a step till I get on my clothes. Do you think I'd go down to that telephone aud talk to a man with out a dress on? I don't know what your citv styles may be, but I do know what is proper iu the country, and that man can wa't i'.V. T'm rea;'-or not see me, that's alL"-WtTeiaii ii. 'c::r. Tire peajHiT Morftnt. Alady, while engaged in the purv't other domestic duties, eneonnU-red mouse in the Hour barrel. Now, most Indies, nuder similar oircumstanccs, would have littered a few genuine shrieks and then sought snlety in the garret, but this one (xissea.ied more than tho ordinary degree of genuine oourage. Hho summoned the man servant and told him to get the gnu, call the dog and sta tion himself nt a convenient distance, Then she clamliered up stairs and com menced to pnnch the flour-barrel with polo. Presently the mouse made its appearance and started across the floor. Thu dog started at once in pursuit. The man fired and the dog dropped dead. The lady fainted, fell down the stairs, and the man, thiukiug she was killed, and fearing that he would lie ar rested for murder, disappeared and lias not Iweu seen since. The mouse ea enped, TOAVBLWO ON A PASS. "I suppose you travel on a free pass?" wm the question put to a newspaper mail recently while riding on a train. "Oh, yes, I travel on a free pass," was the reply. "The railroads extend a great many courtesies to you newspajier men, don t they?" "Yes, indeed. A little 'oourtesy' waa sent to the office only a day or two ago. After it had assumed a local habita tion nnd a name it appeared hi the shiqie of a $200 notice of the road." "Yon get paid for that, of course f" "Oh, yes, I get a freo pass. I am now going out to the end of the road and back to redo co the amount a little, and then my partner will hike his turn. in tlio course ol a few mouths we nope to get the amount down so that we won i have to charge over half of it to profit ami loss. Ho, sir-ee, it iioesn t cost a newspaper man very much to ride on a railroad train not over five dollars a mile." I'lMailiiphia Evening Call. A. WAn BBMIN1SCBSCB, "Yes," said Dtimloy, "I Berved three years iu the late war, and if I do say it myself I made a good soldier." '"You have a soldierly bearing," said young Brown, admiringly. "8o I have been told," replied Dnm ley. "Even to this day," he continued, "strains of martial mnslo will set mr pulses bonndingr. nd hke war horse 1 soon the battle rom aar. " "Were you ever wounded, Mr. inim- Invr" asked Miss Himpson-iienarieas, considerably exoited. V-no ." he said. "I never was; I was very fortunate in that respect." "Yes, indeed," ventured young Brown, "a gun-shot wound is an ugly thing. I suppose yon can anrioiue your gooti fortune to your nose ?" "What haB my nose got to do witn my not getting wounded?" demanded Duinle'y. "Why, its its anility to scent we battle from afar, you know." Philadel phia Call. Lovb. Apropos ot the announce ment of the engagement ot Miss Jennie Flood, thn bonanza king's- daughter, to an English nobleman, a Chicago paper recalls the story of her love for yonntf clerk in her father's bank in San Fran cisco, and says that, though marry some one els, bar .?J?! go with her hand. Hto ths vounir man on learning of ai totofflSid hurried MiVuinl, off to Europe. ' .. T wim. stake my opinions gainst any man's." said Mr. Littlewait, iud Uiey cost mo 8250.",.