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Chili is the most prosperous coun try in South America. Queen Victoria ha-s the finest sot of plate in the world. It cost $10,000, 000. —A movement is on foot in Dublin to substitute Irish names for the present English names of streets. —Savage dogs which kill their mas •trrs are condemned to a curious form of death in Japan. They are shut up j„ box with a little food and are thrown into the sea. .—A house in Craven street. Strand, J.oiidoti, which has over its front door tablet bearing the information that it Wa.« once the residence of Benjamin Franklin, is now a boarding house. Two eases of the successful joining of divided nerves have been reported to ilic I'ai'is Academy of .Sciences, function being restored in one case to a nerve -\vhieli had been divided for fifteen —On the spot in High street. Oxford, ,n which Ridley :md Latimer were burned at the stake, there is now a -mull brass cross, over which hundreds of drays pass daily, not live per cent. .,[ whose drivers ever heard of tlie tires )f persecution once kindled there. In France newspaper men often jisrlit duels, it is supposed, for the pur pose of bringing their papers into pub lic' notice, but these duels are rarely latui- Indeed, .-o uncommon are fatali ties in French duels at present that of duels fought since 1S6'J but eight have resulted fatally. —The second thimble centenary lias recently been celebrated at Amster dam. The first thimble was made in O, tuber, 1081, by a cold smith, Van J'.eii-elielt'on. whose idea in the manu j'aeiiire of the pretty conceit was to protect the linger of iiis lady love. The Kiiilisli were the tirst to adopt, the new invention. --Nine million square miles is cer tainly a mighty measure, being forty four times bigger than France anl itid seventy-three times larger than the ininbined area of the British isles. Vet iliis is said to be the measurement of the expanse of territory embraced the "geographical basis of the which the International Afri can Association claims. In Scotland, as in England, tliev ve-ard theft as a good deal worse han murder. At the High Court of judiciary in Edinburgh the other day a 'nan was condemned to two months' imprisonment for having knocked his Vile down and kicked her unto death. The next prisoner was convicted of having stolen a liter containing two half-soverigns and sixty stamps, lie M'titeuee was five years' penal servi tude. —A native chief in Fiji presented himself for bapti-m. "How many wives have yon?'' said 11n- missionary. ••Seven." said the chief. "Oh, that won't do: can't baptize you till you have got: rid of --ix of them."' A month later the chief came airain: saving: "Me ail ri'.dit now: you baptize me now. Only one wife now." "What have you done with the others?"' said the mis sionary. "Oh." .said the cannibal. "Me's eaten ebery one of 'em."—Ben Jlrierlei/'s .JournnL 'The place when- William Tell .shot I lie :i!'1*'e :l trom his son's- head—provid ed the incident ever really took place— is now called Altorf, and is one mile trom the head of Lake Luzerne. The .-ide of the tree under which, Schiller says, [hit boy stood, is marked by a huge-ijiiare monument sixty feel high, the sides ot which are adorned with paintings that are more suggestive than artistic. On the spot where Tell stood i- now a large white statue of the Swi- pal riot in the act of drawing his bow. SACRED BREAD and^vhpr, I10 STONES. limy Mil- Zsinis rrep u- the WhI'.tk a"d Which hntitr Into Their Kttli^iixig Observ JUKM'rt. lor no art or industry within the range of tilrt Comest.ie duties of Zuni, is mi much care and instruction be stowed by the old women on the young, as lor every process in the making of tlie lie-we. or wafer breads. Year in •.tin! year out. too. while, these lessons are being plied, it is told how the famed anil beloved "(ioddess of the White Shells taught not a few of her graces —and sonic secrets-—in connection with tlie daily occupation which forms their tlieine. Of the secrets, a chosen few idil women of the. tribe are keepers, "itli many a mysterious rite and severe penance, they .quarry and manufacture tlie enormous baking-stones on which tue llakv toothsome lie-we is made. YUTulous enough, mercy knows! are these old crones on most other subjects "it they guard with a sphinx-like jeal "Usv such of their methods and ob servances as add prestige to experience "i their occasional calling. The usual •lumber of old women making up a I'iUty of '•stone finishers" is four or rarely more. Four days previ eiiMy to the tempering of the stones hey retire to an estufa or lone room, leri! to fast and engage in certain eri'iiionials, in which croning tradi •onal chants and repeating rituals 1/ an important part. During these '""days they'never come forth unless 'are intervals and for a very short ""e (ami then under the protectingin "eiiei.. of warning head-plumes) that may not be touched by the unin during the intermissions their religious observances, they '.''.-''o nro:lt cakes of pinion gum, (..'V. v'1' lPI,'ng "'k- them in strips of in other ways make '•"''O', for the work at hand. On the of 'he day succeeding the last "I .ei v'g'l. they repair in sin- ••t hie, lumded by a particular clan I ie.st usually a "1!anger," who on no 0 nt touches one of them—to the foi-1"".' ^L'^orc lifting the stones, be "'*Vrn i,l:,1"1'.vin^ any of them, they iur propitiatory prayers, cast abundant medicine-meal to the si. uf tlK' rouk-" With other but th, !T l,l'.:l-V(Ts fie fire is kindled by vti,.i° *st' w'10 usc-s vi,'^ ot ii as 0 io7tr0"sl.y U1U i.,,. OWu '*'s match a wood with which he drills int I'iece of dry. soft, 'h'! friction ignites the dust making, and to the llaiiies Oaerated, offerings of dry food stonos are the lires- b^?m ii wiH ^en brought cnou»h' placed over with nitoh ln* constantly anointed ffrepitni !li cactus juice, .which the.y feem s'LM SOrb' S0 tllat st-mcp rnti they at. least ,na^s's of' the Win -er nerinw nro'*1? carbonized' sub- 111 ffrittv rock From t0 th! ,,nd of •ilniid° this tcm- ncY'!r a word is spoken sir ,ti'10r,-thc. excitement or rn^ 'V 1 ,? indulged in. Sounds he A P^-trate the grain of In lock and, expelled by beat or con lionwVti n''vv 10 "being" (fnnc- s. one" s')!it" ^aleor shiver with a loud noise. So also, the evil influence of |K1^i(m or j,.lsty ac ion would alike be comnuinicated'to it --with blighting future effect.—Frank Lushing, in the Million,:. THE FUNNY ITEM. An Kx«...llont l'loa i„ Hehalfof an Im portant. Element „r Modern Newspapers. It is becoming quite common to utter the word funny sarcastically, with italic emphasis, and as if with quoted marks. But hundreds of noor mortals who have found the world one too many for them, the lines about whose mouths are deepening every year, becoming more and more "strange to the smile that approaches timidly and hurries away as if it felt itself an unwelcome guest, have had there lives temporarily brightened (perhaps permanently, for life is such a strange thing that the apparently trivial things affecting it can not. like" notes, he esti mated at their face value,) bv this same funny item. It is no light task to dish up day after day, or even week alter week, a continual fund of humor. It is not an uncommon belief that, a humorist is so with no effort of his own, and can dash off a funnv thing with as much case as he can walk a mile. Wfili such men as Mark Twain, Artemus Ward, liret llart« and some others, it is perhaps just as natural to be humorous as not, but with the majority it becomes very much a mechanical effort after ali. Have you never seen an attempt at gayety when you knew that underneath it was a pain that gave it the pathos in your eyes? So it not difficult to ima gine a so-called humorist in response to a demand writing a piece that shall make merry many a sober and saddened heart, while hisown is heavy with pain of a bereavement or other loss, or with the burden of a bodily sickness silentlv and heroically borne. Do you think humor is as easy for the writer as for the reader? Do you think there is no pathos, no tragedy, even, in the lives of those men whose business it is to make fun for the multitude:' Several years ago there was in Hlaekwell's Island Lunatic Asylum an inmate who had made mirth for thousands. He was then a hypochondriac of the extreinest kind. Footl was disgusting lo Iwm milk was gangrene: all meal was in the last stage's of putrefaction. Ill short, the man who had made others merry was himself dying of the deepest, melan choly. Think of Fox. or of Emmett. It is frequently noticed that a funny writer is a man of the gravest expres sion himself. Depend upon it here is an illustration that humor means work. Savants tell us, too, that the read ing of the crisp, sparkling items of the funny column which al most every paper now contains is in jurious to the. memory. This is cer tainly crushing evidence against the poor paragraphs, but don't you think that the heavy laugh these despised items afford you. the dispelling for the time of thai morbid feelings we are all 'prone to as we feel the presence of life's burdens, the stimulus to new activity occasioned by tlie gleam of luerrv sun shine that finds its way into the dark ness of your spirit, perhaps the new lease of life that is given you by the momentary cheer in the midst of your gloom, are more than compensation for any tr:»lirrg injury to your memory But yon can make these items a posi tive aid to youi' memory. Store the good ones up for repetition. You will have a fund of humor at your disposal, will have pleasant food for meditation, and will be a more welcome compan ion. ranker* Gazette. THE ART OF WAR. Tlifl Iluke el* Opinioa Con* It. In coming to see, me (as he had done the day but out! before September 2d) he (theDuke) had chosen to walk from the station to our house, and without oven a guide. 11c said he had found it a rough walk, and the ground inter sected in away lie had not expected so I said to him: "It seems you forgot to guess what was at the other side of the hill." This was in allusion to a circumstance which had occurred be tween him and me some thirty years before. When traveling on the north road, we amused ourselves by guessing what sort of a country wa should lind at the other side of the hills we drove up and when I expressed surprise at some extraordinary good fuessesspent he had made, he said: "Why, have all my life in trying to guess what was at the other side of the hill." 1 had reminded him of this just as we were driving across the ravine that had impeded him, and he turned round to Mrs. C'roker to explain it toiler, adding: "All the business of war. and indeed all the business of life, is to endeavor to lind out what you don't, know by what you do that's what 1 called 'guessing what was on the other side of tlie hill.1 He .said the perfection of practical war was to move troops as steadily and coolly on afield of bat tle as on a parade. "Sou'lt's fault wis that, though a great strategist, he never seemed to know how to handle the troops after the bat tle had begun." I then told him what Guizot told mo of Lannes having said that "le plus fraud general etait eelui que la canon nade faisait mieu.v entendre, et que la fumee faisait voir plus clair," Duke—Humph! [A pause.] That's onlv a cleverer phrase for what I have been just saving- sang froid—presence of mind: but that is not enough tho mind, besides being cool, must have the art of knowing what is to be done and how to do h. Crok?r's ConocrsaticM with the Duke, of Weliingt WITH MANY DIAMONDS. How a Man Who in Half IKidi1, Half Cow* boy, ]Iak«8 a Shotv of Himttelf. John I. Liglithall and wife, registered from Peoria, 111., have been attracting considerable attention for three days days past. The couple were conspicu ous-especially for the magnificent and ponderous jewelry which they wore, and could not go into the dining-room or walk through the corridors without being followed by gaping boys. In ap pearance Liglithall combines the cow* boy of the West and the swell young man of the East. He is about thirty-five years of age anil six feet, tall, of a litlip, active build. His hair, which is raven black, is as straight as an Indian's, and falls in a mass to his shoulders. His clothes are of a fash ionable cut and of rather loud pat tern. His vest, which is of bright ma terials, is buttoned with diamonds, there being fifty-four good-sized stones in the set of buttons. His visit to Cin cinnati was for the purpose of adding some choice stones to his already large collection of jewels. He probably wears more diamonds than anv other'man in this country, or any other, for that matter. Mr. and Mrs. Liglithall welcomed a .reporter yesterday and seemed nothing loath to show their jewels, which were rather conspicuously displayed. "I am |Sorry,''said he, "that I did not know [you w#e coming, for 1 could have had (more of my 'siull" here and made more 'of a show. But this scarf-pin is worth dookingat," pointing at the same time to a huge cluster of diamonds more than an inch square, which almost hid a gaudy necktie which swathed his throat. '*l,his is probably the largest pin in the United Suites," he continued. "It contains one hundred and seventy-nine .stones, one of which, as you see, weighs six carats. They are beautifully set and the entire workmanship is almost perfect. It was originally a ring, but is too cumbersome to wear." "Did you order it'made?'' "No. It was the last onjfr ol a dia mond broker in St. Louis, vhose name was Mans. It is said that he went crazy, and I guess he did, for no sane man. unless lie was as eccentric as I am, would order, much less wear, a bauble of this description. It is said that Mans took a handful of stones into a workshop and told the foreman to make the finest ring possible out of them, and this is the reJult." Liglithall professes to have been fond of jewels ever since a boy, and for the past ten years, since he has been able to gratify his desires in this direction, has been making an extraordinary collection of precious stones. Ho wears them, he says, because he likes to be odd. Of late. yeai\s he. has been much among the Indians in the West, and affects the manners and actions of a cowboy. He. has a sombrero which cost him over two thousand eight hun dred dollars. Clusters of diamonds and other gems decorate the crown and rim of the hat. and it is probably the onlv hat in the United States that is kept in a safe. The same man, just to gratify an inclination to be conspicuous, wore, a suit of clothes the buttons of which were made of ten dollar gold pieces. The jewelry which he wore yes'erdav, in addition to his glaring scarf-pin and diamond vest buttons,' constated of four big rings, a massive gold chain, and three, large badges or medals, which went pinned on his vest-front. The setting of one ring was a topaz said to be the largest in the United States. Another was a beautiful sapphire, surrounded by four large dia monds. The others went diamond flusters and were only lioticableon ac count of their unusual size and the worth of the stones. Cincinnati En quirer. A TUSSLE TO THE DEATH. The Way a Woiuwii'd Coyote Fought Tooth and Toe-Nail lor Its LiiV. Traver, who drives the Bullion stage, had quite an adventure with a wounded coyote on his trip out last Saturday. Just on the other side of the Hot Springs lie saw a coyote standing in tho road, some distance ahead of his team. Having his rille with him, Traver fired at the beast and wounded it in the breast, also breaking one of its fore legs. He then drove up to where the coyotowas kicking around in-the dust of the roail and got down from his wagon to 1'inish the, job by knocking Mr. Coyote on the head. As he started around the head of his team the coyote made a dash at the nearest horse's leg, which lie was about to seize when met Uy the heavy boot on Traver's right foot. This seemed only to inccea.se the savageness ot' the beast, which now turned upon the driver, attempting to get at his throat. Traver succeeded in keeping it at bay until he got back into the wagon. He then commenced to put a cartridge in his rille, but had hardly got started when, happening to look around, he saw the coyote upon the wagon and not two feet from where he stood, making toward him with snap ping jaws and bloodshot, eyes. Not having time to linish loading Traver clubbed his rifle and by a lucky blow knocked the beast oil' the wagon. The coyote again made the attempt to reach him, but the gun was soon "loaded and its contents sent into the body of the now thoroughly maddened beast. Tra ver says he doesn't want auy mors wounded coyote.—Elko Free Press. A Celestial Joke. The love of fun is not unknown among tho serious-lookjng Celestials who during the last few years have been collecting in some parts of our Australian colonies. A storekeeper, wishing to advertise his articles in the Chinese language, engaged a celestial to paint him a sign, expecting of course, that it would bo a very enticing one. It did not answer his expectations, however, for the only perceptible effect it had on "the relations of the sun and moon," as the Chinese term themselves, was to excite a grin of the broadest di mensions. At length the storekeeper, by a considerable bribe, obtained a translation in English of the advertise ment, and found" it to be as follows: "Don't buy anything here storekeeper a raa ue."—Manchester Times. AN AGREEABLE DECISION. Excitement Over an .Mempt t* Meal JiMtiee In Horxehcad Count}1. The people of Horsehrad County an very much exercised over a recent at-' tempt to defeat justice in that part of the country. A young fellow name*! Spareribs was arrested for stealing a pair of home-knit socksj and was ar raigned before Justice Swash, a jurist in whom the entire community imposes great faith. The blacksmith shop, where the court usually meets, was crowded with mules oiKihe day set for the tri i] so. in order that the spank ing hand of justice might not be kept from its work, Judge Swash proposed that the trial should take place in an adjoining lot. The Judge took his, seat on tlie fence and Spareribs climbed up on a stum]). "Prisoner at the bar—'1 "Prisoner on tlie stump, your honor," suggested a lawyer. "That a fact. Prisoner on the. stump, come up to the rack and' plead." The prisoner "chawed'1 his tobacco, but remained silent. "Don't you hear me, sir?" The prisoner continued to "cliaw.,T "Look here, prisoner on the stump, if you don't pay attention to me, blamed if I don't call the dogs and set 'cm on you. Are you guilty or not guilty?" "I stole the socks. Jedgc, if that's what you're drivin' at." "That's what we are drivin' at, an' that's what we wa*it to lind out, but you are such a Iktr, prisoner on the stump, that I don't know whether or not to believe you. Well, I never saw a man what couldnjt tell the truth some times, and I beliete I'll take- your word for it." "Wall, Judge, to tell the truth, I didn't steal 'em." "Prisoner on the stump, now I know you did. The witness says that im mediately after yop went "through the yard, the socks was missing oil' the line." "Wall, Jedge, you passed along thar about the same time, an' gentlemen of the jury," continued the prisoner, "I move that we sareh the Squire." "I'm in for that." said one of the jurymen, "for although I know t.he Judge to be holiest in a community where everything is too heavy to lift, but no longer ago than yesterday I heard him say that, lie would like to have a pair of old-fashioned, home knit socks. Suppose we sarch him, fellers?" The Judge leaped from the fence and attempted to run away, but lleet footed man who for years had been in the habit of running from the grand jury, caught him. The socks were found in his coat-tail pocket. "I didn't steal "cm." he declared, when he had been brought back to the lot and arraigned against the fence. "Spareribs put 'em in my pocket." "Then what made you runs"1 asked Spareribs. "Because I did'nt know that I had the. socks till you fellers began to talk about sarcliin' me, then, feelin' 'round .1 found 'em. I knowed then that I didn't have no time to lose." "I'll be the Jedgc," said Spareribs, sealing himself on the stump. "Put the thief on the stump, Mr. Constable. I'll show you how I can administer justice.". "Boys." said the Judge, when he had been lifted up and jammed down on the stump, "I did steal them socks, but I didn't mean to. They waa liangin' so low that I couldn't help it. Now, let me make a motion." "You made one just now and comc mighty nigh gittiu' away," said Spare ribs. "Hold on, Sparey, let me talk," said the Justice. "I move that we iling the thing outen court so fur as It relates to us, that we line the owner of the socks ten dollars for liangin' 'em so low that good citizens be tempted, alrtcr which we'll all go to ray house an' get a^nort of fust-class brandy. What do you say?" The motion was unanimously carried. Several days afterwards, the Circuit Judge, hearing of the affair, attempted to set aside the verdict, hence the excitement concerning the attempt to defeat justice.—Arkunsmo Traveler. BEASTS, BIRDS AND FISHES. Vow a Hunter by tho Dying Embers of His Camp-lTirc Fought for His Life. Cade Maynard, recently from Ar kansas, accompanied by his son, who is nearly a man grown, crossed over ihe Trinity River near Porter's Bluff to spend a week hunting deer and turkey In the Trinity bottoms. They killed an unusually large number of turkeys and four deer, Mr. Maynard dis patched his son to bring the mules, Home eight miles distant, with a view of packing his deer and turkey, and Mr. Maynard was left alone to guard the camp. Being tired and worn out by the excitement of the day, he laid down early and did not awake until aroused by being pounced upon by Bome huge animal and severely stunned by a terrible blow. With the quickness of desperation ho drctv his revolver, a 45-calibre Colt, and commenced shooting. The camp-lire was nearly out, but there was sullicient light for him to see that his foe was a large Mexican lion. Four shots were fired in rapid succession, the last taking effect, but the lion still crouched in a threatening attitude. Just at that mo ment he discovered another lion ap proaching. Stepping to one side he grasped his rifle and with a well di rected shot put a quietus on lion No. 1. As the second lion approached he dis charged the remaining loads in his re volver, retreating backwards as he fired. Strange to say the second lion, either from being wounded or some oth er unknowa cause, did not follow him. Mr. Mnynard made his retreat as best lie could through the woods. His clothes were nearly all torn off and he was frightfully bruised and lacerated from his encounter with the lion.— Cursicana (Tex.) Courier. —One is tempted to wonder if flower missions wouldn't do more good if they spelled it flour missions.—Philadelp/da Times. GROOMING HORSES. A* JSflle Hor«» Snfl'er .V«n From tvk of Grooming Than I,ark uf Koof. The skin of she horse, like that of other animals, not only affords protec tion to the parts within, }iut, by the pores, affords an f/ntlet to a large part of the waste of the Viody in fhe form of sweat. In outdoor life—th/ natural state of the-horse—this membrane be comes thickened and tough, capable of resisting changes of temperature and by continual exercise the pores are kept open, giving free exit to all of tho exhalations. Bui this alone wiHI not givfl the smooth, glossy coat which adds so much to the animal's beauty. Con lining the horse to the stable, SM is gen erally done for at. least a large pairt of the year, renders his skin tender,, es pecially when lie is warmly blanketed. iExpose him now to a great change of temperature take him out and! drive him until heated.: return him to the stable, and let him stand uncared for over night, or even for itn hour the skT'n is rapidly chilled by t.he evapora tion of the sweat: the pores suddenly •close: and often a cold, rheumatic stiffness, or some other disorder,.re sults, Proper grooming prevents this by toughening the skin, keeping it in healthy action, equalizing the circula tion removing obstructions from the pores, and, what is of more importance, by rousing the action of the muscles at the surface, which compensates for the want of exercise consequent upon stable life. Currying and brushing should not be done in the stable the dust, and scurf will be scattered in the manger to mix with the food, besides keeping the stable uncleanly. The animal should lie taken out into the lot, se curely tied and handled so gently tliat he. will enjoy rather than fear the appli cation of the currycomb. A sharp toothed' comb roughly scraped over the tender skin is anything but pleas ant. as the shrinking, resisting aqjmal will soon show. This instrument should be lightly applied and de pendence placed mainly upon the brush. Currying should* be begun at the head and the comb passed, lightly up and down until all the dandruff is loosened, when it should be removed with the brush. Much particularity should be observed around the edfes of the. fore-top and the inane. lt°is always a good plan to sponge off the head and ears, using but little water and smoothing the. hair down trr its natural position. In going over the back, quarters, loins, 'etc., the comb should be. used in one hand and the brush in tho other, and the work quickly done. (Jreat care should al ways be obswved where the skin lies in folds, as at the union of the legs with the body: but every part should be thoroughly freed from dust and dindruff. It must never lu overlooked that grooming is lo a lirjrse what bath ing is to a person: and in order to clean his *kiu it must be carefully and thor oughly done. A well groomed horse will keep fat on less food than one that is neglected, because he will be in better health and his food will be more thoroughly as similated. As a rule horses suffer from lack of grooming more than from lack of food.—South ami IIV,/. WOMEN AS NURSES. \Y!mt an Eminent ami Well-Known I'h.rsi eijwi Says on the Subject. What is there in the hour of anguish like the gentle presence, the quiet voice, the thoroughly trained and skill ful hand of the woman who was meant bv nature and has been taught by care ful discipline to render those services which nionev tries to reward, but on In gratitude can repay? I have always fell that this was rather the vocation of women than general medical, and es pecially surgical practice. Yet 1 my self followed a course of lectures given by tl»u younger Madame Lacluipelle in Paris, and if here and there an intrepid woman insists on taking by storm the fortress of medical education, 1 would Wave the gate llung open to her as if it were that of the Citadel of Orleans, and she was £oun of Are, returning from the. field or victory. I have often wished that disease could be hunted by its professional antagonist in couples, a doctor and a doctor's quick-witted wife making a joint visit and attacking the patient—-I mean the patient's malady, of course—with their united capacities. For I am quite sure that there is a natural clairvoyance in a woman which would make her as much the superior of man in some particulars of diagnosis as she cer tainly is in distinguishing shades of color. Many a suicide would have been prevented if the doctor's wife had visited the day before it happened. She would have seen in the merchant's face hi.'? impending bankruptcy, while hei stupid husband was prescribing foi dyspepsia and indorsing his note she would recognize the lovelorn maiden by an ill-adjusted ribbon,, a line in the features, a droop in the attitude, a tone in the voice, which mean noth ing to him, and so the brook must be dragged to-morrow. The dual ar rangement of which I have spoken is, 1 suppose, impracticable, but a woman's advice, I suspect, often determines her husband's prescriptions. Instead of a cerrain lecture on his own feelings he gets a clinical lecture on the puz/.ling ase, it may be of a neighbor suffering from the complaint known to village nosology as a "complication of dis eases," which her keen eye can see into as much better than his as they would through the eye of a small-sized needle. She will find the right end of a case to get hold of, and take the snarl out as she would out of a skein of thread or a ball of worsted which be would speedily have reduced to a hope less tangle.—Dr. O. W. Holmes, at Harvard College. —Belaney Sayou, a native of Zulu land and a student, at the Hampton (Va.) Normal School, isdead. He was twenty-four years old, and was brought to this country by Barnum, the show man, with whom he traveled for a hile. He had been at the school more than two years, and was making ex cellent progress. He died of consump tion. —Sitting Bull has been photographed In forty styles. HUMAW SANDWICHES* Th«' Ragged Kc-gimnnt tfhnt AmemSla* -tear fit. tJilm' C'hurcli,. London. Anyivne who' has happened to'b« ftt the entrance of a, certain court not far from Sf. Riles' Church early in thar morning at this season of the year may have seen the poor ragged regiment as semble there, for this is the agent's trysting-place. Here the names of the queer contin gent are enrolled, here they receive their boards, and here they come for their shilling Where do "they live* When Sara We-iler was onee asked that question, he answered: "Anywheres." You may take tJie same reply. "Well, you sec, what's a shillin' or cighteen pence arter all? It may be better than hanging about the doors all day on the chance of a fourpence a hour for three or four hours three days a week but them as hasn't got no reg'lar lodgin's with a family down Whiteehapel way, or else by Waterloo road, or perhaps Bermondsey, or closer by in this neigh borhood till Newport Market's all gone, why. they takes what they can get irt the lodgin'-houses in Fulwood's Ilent-s, down by Holborn, or similar. "Breakfus! Well a haporth o' coffeo and a bit o' bread mostlv or, if your missus is able to do anything, perhaps cocoa and a chunk off the loaf Bread an' drippen' or else a. saveloy, or once in a way a slice o' cheese, about the 'middle o' the day, and them as thinks jtfiey need1 it a penn'orth o' beer. •We takes- our dinner-time mostly down by St.. Martin's Church, them as works on the Strand and others down by the bridges, and such places-as has walls to set down by, or to lean agin. We're off' long afore dark, and them that's lucky can pick up a job in the evening, perhaps, if they ain't wore out with the weight and the heat of the boards at their shoulder-blades and on their chests. Some on us gets a job at tho theayters and I ve known sech as goes on tho stage itself in percessions and sech-like for what they calls soopernoomeraries ''Lor' bless you, yes!' there's many of us as has se#n better davs. I have my self, though it was only as a plasterer but that man over there, as looks so tidy and clean, he kep' a good 'ouse over his head one time. Lost his all, he did, when some bank or another went and. broke, and Is'posehe's ncvei* had no chance, or else no heart to take it, ever since: but he does better than most, becos' he's a steadv, civil man, and gets employ to.put up the shutters at shops, and when they wants an extra, hand at the theater, and what not. I shouldn't wonder if he made—ah, as much as eighteen boborasuffrin' some weeks. But you must excuse me, sir, and thankee, lime's up, and I must get between the shutters agin. There's my mate a-beckonin' of me, and we've pit to work round Pall Mall with this lot."—Cornell's Family Magazine. THE POOR OF NAPLES. "Is litre to Tliem Worth tho Living?** Even in Sunny Southern Italy. In single rooms on the ground floor* or in the cellars whole families live to gether with donkeys, goats, chickens and pigs. They an so poor they cau not pay for better quarters. It is not a depraved taste which makes then* crowd in these dark and dirty holes, and keep their little, ones in the. gutter-, it is only need. The Neapolitans are not brutes. They like music, bright colors and light. How can they pay high rents when the best wages arc sea reef a franc a day? There is no city in Italy where wages are so low as 'in Naples. The best skilled workmen—this tailors, the shoemakers, type setters, job print ers, masons and carpenters—even in the busiest seasons, scarcely got thirty cents a day, while the second-rate workingmen must got along with ten cents a day or less. It is, therefore, impassible for a Nea politan to pay more than one dollar a month for his ^ent. The condition of the women is simply dreadful. A poor mother is obliged to get work outside of her home for her bread and for that «f her children. Hat-makers, dress makers and flower girls make only three or four dollars a month. The great majority of the women are obliged to go out to service as domestics. A ser vant girl gets ten francs a month, with out any dinner. Some of them have two or three houses in which to do housework for one dollar at each house every month. They are constantly running from one house to another, and scolded and threatened in each place they go. Many of these miser able creatures have children to nurse when they go home at night, a baby, perhaps, that has been left the who'la day in the arms of a little sister. The poor mother, going homo without suf ficient food and half-exhausted, has to nurse the little one, and at thirty years of age looks a£ old as if she had suf fered the wear of sixty winters. Children in Naples are considered a sort of burden or hindrance. When the boss takes a boy to work, merely to pay him his daily bread, a mother is happy, and when a girl makes fiva cents a week by hard daily work, the work of a regular servant girl, the mother is equally delighted.—Galig nant's Messenger. A Mystery of the Laurjdry. Bill Iiidgeway, of Dallas, who is something of a dude, has accepted the resignation of tho colored lady who has hitherto done his washing. The last time she brought him his garments he put her through a little civil service examination. "I would like to know," said Bill, "why you bring me all mv clothes, ex cept the shirts, on Thursday, and do not bring the.shirts until Saturday?" There was an apparent hcsitance on the part of the "wash lady" to be com municative. At last she explained. "Mister, when you gibs me yer shirts dey am too clean to be washed^ so I gets my ole man to w'ar 'em about for a day or so till dey am fitting to put in de wash tub."—Texas SifUnqa. »-^i —Indians of San Carlos, C'al., culti vate upward of four thousand acres of Jaw!.