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THE EED CLOUD OJEEi:
31. I.. THOMAS, IiiMl!,rr.
RED CLOUD, -
THE DAWN WILL COME.
Tirr. nlpht mny ! .lrem-v an-I omliir an.I rod.
AntlhulltlymuyspOvM th'j wll.l ntck In the
The ocean mnyrnaroii tb wavc-tv-atcn htin.
ltui ttio liwn or tho bright gulden moniini;
Tho tempest may RathT and thunder mnr
And thufriplito.iMn! bldo from thoU-jlit-ulnz'
IJut lur In the ejt, from lt plumbers re
leased, TlicMluun of the bright golden tnomln?ls
Tho bitterot -arrow may (mlhfr around.
And bar.hli the saillo to give place to a tear:
llut liirif will reliuiu all who tremble and
lor the dawn of the awccM-nlllng morning
Thn do not dc-palr, O ye weary and pad.
Tor Joy will disperse e'eu tho shade of n
Jlright days will conns luck, and the iiteM and
Will tlee when the dawn of the morning is
ORIENTAL J UGGELRY.
Thk narrow, shaded .streets of :tn
Oriental city, thronged In' crowds, of
hcilate-looking' men, with "long hoards
and turbaned heads, though seldom
hhowiug a woman or child to vary the
nionotoiiv, look odd enough to unac
customed eyes. Still more strange
heem the huo gates that lead to private
dwellings; for the gates are always
closed, and the houses, with their high,
narrow windows, appear to have been
built backwards, facing inward on a
court, instead of toward the .street.
These courts are adorned with bright,
tropical (lowers and cool fountains, and
they form the ii-tial lounging-placcs of
households, where indolent nabobs re
tire from the nuisoanddustof the outer
world to enjoy, in the soeiety of the
family, the quiet and repose in which
orientals .so especially delight. The
father is generally too dignified or too
listless to care for aiiiu-oinciits; but his
lively wives and children indulge in
various exciting pastimes. Music and
dancing, fencing, leaping and other
feats of agility, ami, above all, juggler
ies, herve to entertain the .secluded
household; and actors in all these sports
can be readily obtained by calling in
one of the bands of traveling jugglers
jnet at every turn in the large cities of
the East. For there is never a wedding
nor a funeral, a feast nor a f:ist, the
consecration of a priest nor the crown
ing of a king, where these "magicians,"
:ii they call themselves, are not found.
Even on the public thoroughfares, they
will sit and wait for an audience, dron
ing their peculiar music, or throwing
out something to attract attention.
Scarcely can one pass without .slopping
to notice ueird laces and fantastic
decorations; and, :is one trick follows
another, each more wonderful than the
last, every pedestrian becomesa patron,
helping to till the pockets of these dex
terous knaes. They arc believed by
their countrymen to possess super
natural powers, to act under the influ
ence of evil .spirits, and to be able, by a
mere glance of the eye, to make well
people .sick and sick people well with
out .so much as touching them. Of
course, you know that this is not realiy
true of them, and that their marvelous
performances are only seeming, not
real, miracles; but the exhibitions of
their art are strangely fascinating, nev
ertheless. On one occasion, quite a famous band
of Indian jugglers was in attendance at
xi great national festival; and, for their
use, beautifully decorated booths and
tents hat I been erected, and supplied
with tanks of water for the numerous
ceremonial ablutions for which the Hin
doos are famous. Before eating, before
sleeping, before praying, as an "open
sesame" alike to palace, theater and
temple, as part, ami parcel of their re
ligion, their business and their pleas
tires, come always and everywhere the
inevitable bath ami shaving of the head.
And these jugglers, one could .see at a
glance, came always to the arena fresh
from their ablutions and robed in snow
The first trick at the festival I have
mentioned was known as the " bamboo-trick,-"
and, though repeated several
times, the audience did not .seem to
wearj of it. Amid the beating of tom
toms ami the music of many instru
ments the jugglers smoothed a place
on the hard, dry sand of the arena.
We were invited to examine the
ground, but we could find nothing like
an opening, nor even that the sil had
been recently dug tip, nor did we dis
cover any concealed apparatus of any
sort. Presently, a large basket of
coarse wicker-work was laid down and
carelessly covered with a little square
of gauze llaunel. Both basket ami flan
nel were passed around, so that all who
chose might satisfy themselves that
these articles were quite empty; while
in the single waist-cloth and transpar
ent mii-din jacket, of which the ilre.s
of each actor was composed, no large
article could have been concealed.
Yet, live minutes later, when the bas
ket was lifted, there appeared growing
In the hard, sandy bed a nourishing '
bamboo plant, more than a foot in
height! When the basket hail been ;
raised the second time, the tree was
three feet high, and in twenty minutes
more our wondering eves beheld a live
twelve-foot bamboo clothed with verd
ure, while from its top blossoms and
fruit budded out luxuriantly! One of
the conjurers then drew from his mouth
fconie twenty yards of strong silk cord,
which he adroitly knotted, and attached
to half a dozen hooks that had been
drawn from the same roomy place. By
the aid of these he gathered the bam
hoo fruit, and then, without once hav
ing left the arena, he passed it around
to be handled and tasted by all who
Another of the conjurers took from a
tiny bag a single handful of paddy,
which is rice with the husk still on.
He first lightened the soil of about two
square feet of the floor with a two-
rongcd fork, and scattered on it the
landfurof paddy; then pouring on it a
cup of water, he said:
"Now you will please to wait until
my crop grows, and see whether I am
not the best farmer you know."
He turned a basket over his little
plantation, and sang a simple air, so
sweet and plaintive that we were not
surprised when a bird seemed to an
swer his call. He lifted the basket,
and sure enough, there were the rice
plants, grown six inches high in as
many minutes, and in their midstanest
of real live rice-birds, and mother and
four nestlings! The old bird fluttered
and flapped her wings, as if fright
ened, then cooed softly to her little ones,
ami folded overthem her downy wings.
Meanwhile the basket had been lying side
ways on the floor where the juggler had
thrown it a few minutes before. Now
he picked it up without leaving his
seat, and carelessly replaced it over
the rice-plants and birds. Yetthe next
time this mysterious basket was raised
nothing was" to be seen but a pair of
deadly sun-snakes, writhing and twist
ing themselves as if in a frenzy at hav
ing been pinned in such close quarters.
They darted their forked tongues and
snapped their fiery eyes at one and an
other of the spectators nearest them,
to the small terror of all. But the con
jurer had only to wave a tiny silver
wand, and, in a droning, caressing
voice, to speak to the serpents, when
they sprang into his arms, one coiling
itself about his neck, the other kissing
his very lips and the tip of his tongue,
and then Hiding its hideous form in his
The wonderful power these conjurers
f-nin over dumb animals is well proved
jv the tricks they perform with tor
toises, perhaps the most sluggish and
unpromising subjects that could be
chosen. A higgler produces from tho
bosom of his muslin vest cighi or ten
tortoises; pome full grown, the others
in various stages between babyhood and 1
youth. Havinir placed them all on the
"floor in a heap, he gently strikes his
cymbal, when the tortoises begin at
once to disentangle themselves, and to
file into 9. long line, in the order of ;
their sizes, the largest being at the head
of the column and the baby-tortoise
bringing up the rear. Around and
around the small soldiers inarch, xnov- j
ing faster or slower to keep time with
the music, and halting the very instant
it .stop-. Then, in obedience to half a '
tlo.cn words of command .spoken by the
mailer, the whole company put them-'
selves into position for getting upon a
table .some ten inches high. And queer
enough they look, as each, with his
mouth, lavs hold of the hinder t
part of tlie shell of the one be-l
fore him. When all are ready, the
leader puts out a paw, the juggler lays
hold of it and helps him to get up on '
the table, where the knowing tortoise '
sturdily plants himself, until the entire i
column has gained the top. Their
spirits sceming to rise in proportion to j
their elevation, the tortoises turn to
dancing, tumbling, lighting mimic bat- I
ties with tiny wooden sword, and per- i
forming a variety of antics as wonder
ful as ludicrous. " They end the .'cries ,
of maneuvers by this very queer one:
Butting their outstretched heads close
together for a moment, as if in consul- '
tation, the entire band convert them
sches into a piramid in the center of
the table the largest tortoises uniting t
to form the base, while the little one at
the top then dances a regular four
footed jig. As aoon as the tiny Terpsi- '
chorean stops the tortoises at the ,
bottom crawl away in opposite direc
tions, then off go the next, and so on. '
till of this whole living structure only i
the top one remain-. The little fellow j
glances around with a bewildered air, '
and then runs to his master for protcc-.
Another trick was performed on the
occasion referred to. A tall, muscular I
man threw himself cm his back, with I
both feet pointing upward; and, at a j
single bound, a ten-year-old lad, J
clothed in long, tight drawers of silver
sheen, a conical cap and silvery wings.
leaped upon the upturned soles ant!
began to smoke a cheroot. Then en
tered a coche, upon whose shoulders,
head and amis one saw only wooden
bucket'-. These were of the lightest
construction, and all of different si.es;
and the. coolie piletl them up by the '
-ido of the man and boy. The lad, ,
reaching over, seized the top one, which ,
was the largest of the pile, ami nimbly i
as a cat he placed himself upon it, the j
lop of the bucket being turned down- j
ward, ami resting on the man's feet.
The second bucket was .secured in the '
same way ami put upon the first; the
third had to be handed to him by one
of the attendants, :is it was too far off
to be reached by the little fellow, but '
he readily placed it in position upon the
.second, stepping with all ease upon it;
ami so he went tm until he had used the
entire heap. There were a dozen in t
all, I should think; and the wee
knight, seated on this queer pile of j
buckets, looked, at that dizzy height,
more like a shining statue of
ebony and .silver than a real live boy. -Suddenly
the man at the bottom gave
a dreadful yell ami leaped out of the
arena at a bound, while the buckets fell ,
pell-mell in every direction; but out
of this chaos rose the graceful little
g muast, not only unhurt, but evident
ly quite amused at the looks of con
sternation on every face but his own.
Bowing gracefully he di-appcared, fol
lowed by shouts of applause.
More wonderful still, a juggler will
appear to kill his son, cutting oil the
legs ami arms with a sword, and throw
ing a piece of blanket over the re
mains. At the ame time he plants a
melon-seed in a flower-pot fillet! with
earth. 1 're-entry, on lifting the blank
et, the bod' has vanished, and a large
melon occupies the place on the ground
where the flower-pot had been. After
the melon has been looketl at ami
handled by all who wish, the blanket
is again thrown over it. On being
lifted, a few minutes later, the melon
is gone, but the boy, who had seemed
to be killed, ami whose body hail been
so terribly cut to pieces, .sits there alive
and well, without a wound. Fanny Ilo
per Faidgc, in St. Nicliolas.
A Letter from General 3IcIikofT.
Bi'kdktti:, of the JIairkcyc, has re
ceived the following characteristic let
ter from General Melikoll. in explan
ation of the familiar style in which the
letter is couched, says the New York
Graphic, it should he said that Burdctte
and the Uu-'.iaii factotum once spent
six months together in jail at Honolulu
on a trumped-up charge of having at
tempted to assassinate Queen Emma by
suddenly pounding a Chinese gong at
her bedroom door at midnight. They
both got oil" at last on a plea of habitual
lying and emotional insanity:
"My Dkak KoiiitiK: Your favor of
the I'd with enclosure of fifteen dollars
is at hand. I am eternally obliged and
will hand it to you the first time i meet
3 ou in St. Petersburg. Such a time as
we hail yesterday morning at the Win
ter Palace. The Czar got out of bed on
the wrong side, ami w:is as cross as two
sticks. Nothing pleased him, and to
ward noon he began sinking so rapidly i
that the court physician was summoned.
He talked with His Majesty a few mo
ments and then said to me confidential
ly, 'He needs excitement; he lacks his j
usual stimulant. hen was he last
shot at?' 1 said, Nearly three weeks
ago.' The physician shook his head
and saitl it w:is enough to kill him; and
instructed mo to do something. So 1
fixed it all up, and when the Czar was
coming down tho front stairs 1 sprung
out from behind a door and hit him an
awful clip with a bolster. Somebody
else hit him in the face with a snow
ball, we threw him through the glass
doors of the conservator', poured a tub
of ice water over him, fired a shotgun
behind his head, split his eoat down the
back, emptied a can of kerosene on his
head, kicked him down the kitchen
stairs, ami blacked his eye with a pair
of brass knuckles. It would just have
done you good to see how the old man
brightened up. 'Ah,' he saitl, rubbing
his hantls cheerfully while the doctor
was pasting court plaster all over him,
and a couple of attendants were pulliii"
slivers out of his back, Ah,' he saiiH
smiling upon us this is something like
living. Meliky, dear, cut somebody's
head oil" and we'll go in to breakfast.'
Eggs are cheap and butter is scarce.
e haven't had any rain for nearly two
weeks. Love to your brother "John
and come and see me some time. Ever
A Xight Light.
A simple way to produce an illumi
nating composition is thus described in
Industry: Cleanse oyster shells by well
washing, expose them to a red heat for
half an hour, separate the cleansed
parts, and put into a crucible in alter
nate layers with sulphur; now expose
the vessel to a red heat for an hour at
least. When cold break the mass, and
separate the whitest parts for use. . If
inclosed in a bottle the figures of a
watch may be distinguished by its aid.
To renew the luminosity of the mass
place the bottle each day in the sun, or
in strong daylight; or burn a strip of
magnesium "wire, close to the bottle.
The sulphide of lime will thus absorb
light, which wili again be available at
PERSONAL AM) LITERARY.
IIaU'I) Waldo Eueiiso.v keeps cows
and sells milk to Concord housckeep
cra. A xew play by Joaquin Miller, called
"Home. SwcctHotne," has been per
forated in Providence. B. I.
At a late alc ki Pari, a book by a
modern binder, TrautzdlauzonneC a
master of the art of inlaving, sold for
$3,200. of which at least fi.'-iJO was paid
in respect of the binding.
Mrs. Lillie Dkvu:k.ix Blake has
written an essay on "The Disadvan
tage of Being Pretty." Most girls
are good-natured ami willing to put
up with tho disadvantages. Iioston
It is understood that Mr. J. Eliot Ca
bot, who has been for -ome year Mr.
Emerson's confidential literary adviser,
will be intrusted with his unpubii-hed
papers, and will have authority to w rite
Paul Bahjlett, aged fifteen, ha?
ficnt a bust of his grandmother to the
Paris balon. The jury of niae of the
most eminent sculptors of France ac
cepted it, ami sent to the boy their per
Mm. Bl'K.nktt. the author of "That
Lass o' LowricV "ILiworth's," etc.. is
so interested in and fono of her own
creations that she talks of them a-- per
sonal friend--. The hero of "HaworttiV
is her reat favorite.
Mils. Ex-PklsidlntTvlek. accord
ing to a paragraph in the Philadelphia
1'rvt, is now an inmate of a convent in
Georgetown. lor -ome ears she re
sided at the Louise Home an institu
tion for ladies who were in times past
in position of affluence and inlluence.
The widow of Mr. Mc'Iahan. the
well-known special war correspondent,
is engaged upon a ltu-ian translation
of the poems ami stones of Edgar Allen
Poe. The work, which will fill three
volumes, will appear in the course of a
few months. MYs. McGahan is a Ktts
Nokijensimoli) is about middle
height, his head is almost square and
high, his no-c is straight ami aquiline,
his hair is short, strong and fawn-colored,
or drab, ami his complexion
would be a German blonde if it had not
absorbed the rold which omrht to bur
nish his hair.
A U oituswoKTU ci.cn is in process
of formation in England. Its object is
the investigation oi the text ami chro
nology of the poems and of the locali
ties with which they are associated. It
is proposed to hold an annual meeting,
in order to explore ami study the scen
ery described in the poems.
Mi:s. Dinah Mclock Cuaik, the au
thoress, is now on a visit to Komo with
her husband, who is the editor of Mtir
mUlniCx Magazine. Mrs. Craik is de
scribed in a letter to the Evming I'osl
as "a not elderly, but more than
middle-aged woman, thoroughly En
glish in her appearance. She is not
liamLsome, but has loving gray eyes,
ami dresses plainiy in black silk or vel
vet. She lies about ten miles from
London, ami will soon return thither,
but both she and her husband are so
pleased with Kome that they say it
shall uot be their hist visit."
Miss Nkilson, who has been playing
one of the mo-t successful engagements
in her professional career, will, it is
saitl, be worth nearly $1,000,000 at the
end of this seas'Mi. The present en
gagement will net her about r'lKi.OOO.
Her profits in this country are all in
vested in American securities-. Mis
Neilson is the wealthiest actress of the
time Indeed, it may be doubted if
any actres.s who ever trod tho stage has
st large an income from investments as
she has. Next to Miss Neil on. proba
bly Miss Crabtree ("Lotta") is the
richest lady in the dramatic profession.
Think thrice before yen drink twice.
Foot Notes Those of squeaky
Fokcei roi.iTKNESS Bowing to ne
cessity. Win should a circus rider never be
put in charge of the Weather Bureau?
Give it up? Because he often makes a
backward spri ng. Graphic.
He who fails ami runs away, may
have to pay another day; but he who
creditors defies, may stay at home anil
compromise. Motion Advertiser.
Cincinnati lovers don't say, "My
sweet little rosebud" or "My own
darling sugar-plum." but it's " You
sweet Tittle ham." Chicago Truth.
Mv dear boy, allwues keep sumthing
in reserve. The man who kan jump
six inches further than he ever haz
jumpt, iz a hard customer to beat. J.
HorKHOi.i decoration makes great
progress in tenement quarters. We
note that old hats have taken the place
of east-oil" clothing in broken window
Patience on a monument, smiling at
grief, is not more beautiful than the
spectacle of an amateur fisherman
standing in mud, with a breast full of
hope inspired by a nibbling minnow
tickling the tail of a worm tm his hook.
AT. O. Picayune.
The reason why women have little or
no success at fishing is because but a
few of them possess nerve enough to
hold the worm between their teeth so
that they can use both hantls in getting
the hook out of their back hair. Vii
tlclph in Cli ron iclc-Herald.
William Hclme, of England, left,
for educational purposes in HJ'Jl. prop
ertv worth $'2Q0, which is now valued
at ijli.oOO.OOO. We would like to be ed
ucated on that fund. We wouldn't care
to take the full course, we'd just like to
learn how to spend it. Hmckeyc.
1 ort i H 2 Y. U t
L'sit upon a II . II:
4 he will .tinjr 4 I no
A l(Mr pl.ice. iiii'l hurt l so
1 It Mr. iMHr tin 4 - n S.
F 'twas a pin on which U sS.
A Frenchman who is just beginning
to venture to handle the English tongue
for himself qalled at a livery stable for
a carry-all f go to a funeral in a sub
urban town the other day. and this is
what he made of it: I vants two horses
and a alcohol to visit mv aunt in Shewitt
City. He is dead!" He was accommo
dated. Xoruncli Bulletin.
The editor of a newspaper that has
adopted phonetic spelling, iu a measure,
received a postal card from an old sub
scriber in the country, which read as
follows: "I hev tuk your paper for
leven ycres, but if you kant spel enny
better than you have been doin fur the
las to munths you may jes stoppit.'
Cincinnati Saturday S'ight.
WrrcncKAFT in Russia is a profitable
occupation, but accompanied by great
dangers. Last year, near the city of
Tikhvin, a woman was burned as a
witch. Now, in the city of Saratoff, a
whole peasant family "is to be tried
for the murder of a sorcerer. The cir
cumstances ot the case are these: A
peasant known to be a sorcerer was in
vited to a wedding ceremony, and
treated with the utmost attention, in
order to dispose him in favor of the
young couple. The conjurer, howev
er, looked dissatisfied, and when the
youns pair were lying at his feet sup-
E Heating his mercy", the mother of the
ride iustantly began to crv out as one
possessed with an evil spirit. This was
looked ujion as a bad sign for the newly-wedded
couple, and their relatives
fell on the sorcerer, killed him ou the
sjwt, and mutilated his body so shock
ingly that it could hardly" be iden-tined.
I A I'Iraont d'lrl."
A trivelek in Norway, la,t summer.
came to a village arlr one morning,
and wa struck by the afr of sloorn which
pervaded the street- Unable to pe.ik
a word of the language, he could not
ask the cau-c of this, and concluded
that some sickness or financial truublc
had fallen upon the community. As
the day wore towards noon, however,
the house were cIoed. shop-window
were covered, all trade and business
ceased. It wa a death, then? Pres
ently he saw the people gathering for
the funeral. There were tho village of
ficial. the noblemen from the neighbor
ing chntenu. an 1 apparently every
man. wuman and chiltl in th village.
It must be -ome dignitary of the church
who wa dead, or ome county official.
As he -toot! watching the crowd pass
ing down the little rocky street, he
e.iujjht sight of the face of a German
known to him. He beckoned to him.
"The town has K-t -ome great mag
nate, apparently?" he said.
" Ah. no It i-only a joung maiden
who is death No She was uot beau
tiful nor nth. But oh. such a pleasant
girl, monsieur! All the world seems
darker now that she is dead!"
It is a singular fact that, when we
reach middle life ami look bark, it is
not the beautiful, nor the brihiant. nor
tjie famous people whom we hao
known, that we remember vith the
keenest regret; but some simple, sin
cere, "pleasant" soul, w houi we treat
ed as an even -day matter while she
was witii us.
Go into a family, or a social circle, or
even into a ball-room, and the woman
who ha- the most friends there, as a
rule, is not the belle, nor the wit, nor
the heiress, nor the beaut ; but some
homely, charming little hotly, whose
fine tact and warm heart never allow
her to sav a wrong word in a wrong
The " pleasant women" are the at
traction that everywhere holds society
and homes together. Any woman,
however poor or ugly, may be one of
them; but she must first be candid,
Lanorablo. un-elti-h ami loving. If she
is these, the world will be better and
happier for every day of her life', and
as in the case of this poor Norwegian,
it will seem tlarker when she is dead."
Kentucky Bltie-IJrass Lawns.
How to secure a good stand of blue
grass on the lawn is an interesting
question to many farmers and vil
lagers. Everybody knows what a
splendid lawn blue-grass makes iu
fact, that it is the only grass fit for a
lawn. I have seen main person stop
ami gae iu wonder amf admiration at
the beautiful green carpet spread oxer
our lawn, where two years before were
only weeds ami brush. Last year one
of these admirers, tempted by ft-j beau
ty, called on me "to leam what magic
1 used to transform the wilderness into
a garden." He informed me that he
had been striving for tie ears to make
the blue-gr:iss grow on his own lawn
hud sown pei ks of ccd, and all he hail
to show was a few straggling patcJit s
of blue-grass, red-top and clover; the
remainder weeds and bare ground. 1
enlightened him, and this spring he
joyfully informs me that his lawn is
nearly complete, ami will be perfect aft
er this ear.
Let us suppose your lawn is in very
b:id condition -covered with weeds,
timothy or prairie grass. The fust
thing in order is to break it rp and
thoroughly pulverize with the harrow,
liming made it level and smooth as
possible, go w here there i a patch of
b'.ue-grass you may have to go a lonir
distance, but no matter; I went eight
miles for ours ami get a load of sod--.
Cut them about two inches thick.
When im get them home, take a piece
of plank and a sharp spado, lay the sods
on the plank ami cut them into pieces
about four inches square. Draw a line
acios-our lawn ami plant the pieces
of sod one to four feet apart each way,
according to your supply of sod. put
ting them just below the level of the
surface and pressing each piece firmly
down with the foot. Now sow a light
sprinkling of rye over all. and roll
with a heavy roller. If you have no
roller, go over it with a garden rake and
smooth it down. Should the ground
happen to be very dry, pour a little wa
ter on each sod as ou plant it.
In a mouth or six weeks the grass
ami ne will be high enough to mow, or
a few sheep or calves ma be turned on
to graze it down. The" trampling of
sheep or calves will cause the blue
grass to spread much faster than the
mowing. The chief object to be kept
iu view is keep ecrthiug down! If
you allow weeds or anything to grow
over four inches high the blue-grass will
cease to spread. Two years of close
grazing or mowing will "give the blue-gra-s
entire possession, and kill out ev
erything else. Cor. Examiner and
The Dignity of Housekeeping.
Wheiie is there any station higher
than the ordering of the house? While
the husband has to vex himself with
outward matters, while he has wealth
to gather ami secure, while perhaps he
takes part in the administration of the
State, and everywhere depends on cir
cumstances: niling nothing. I may say,
while he conceives that he is ruling
much; compelled to be but politic
where he would willingly be reasonable,
to dib'semble where he "would be open,
to be false where he would be upright;
while thus for the sake of an object
which he never reaches he must every
moment sacrifice the first of objects,
harmony with himself, a reasonable
housewife is actually governing in the
interior of her family; has the comfort
ami activity of every person in it to pro
vide for, and make possible.
What is the highest happiness of mor
tals if not to execute what we consider
right ami good, to be really masters of
the means conducive to our aims? Ami
where should or can our nearest aims
be but in the interior of our homes? All
those indispensable and still to be re
newed supplies, where do we expect, do
we require to find them, if not in the
place where we rise and where we go
to sleep, where kitchen and cellar, arid
every species of accommodation for
ourselves and ours is to be always
ready? What unvarying activity is
needed to conduct thisconstantly-recur-ring
series in unbroken living" order!
How few are the men to whom it is
given to return regularly like a star, to
command their day as they command
their night: to form for themselves their
household instntnients, to sow ami to
reap, to gain and to expend, anil to
travel around their circle with perpetual
success and peace and love!
It is when a woman has attained this
inward mastery that she tnily makes
the husliand whom she loves a master;
her attention will acquire all sorts of
knowledge; her activity will turn them
all to profit. Thus is she dependent
upon no one; and she procures her
husband genuine independence, that
which is interior and domestic; what
ever he possesses, he beholds secured;
what he earns, well emploved: and thus
he can direct his mind to lofty objects,
and if fortune favors, he may'act in the
State the same character which so well
becomes "his wife at home. GatAc's
" WiUtelm Jfefocr."
A Pnii.DFXrHiA street-car driver is
trying to drive four hundred consecu
tive days of sixteen hours each. He
has now driven a little over a year, not
losing a day. The experiment he has
thus lar tried is a curious one. especially
as most drivers do not work more than
'live days in the xveek. and it is excep
tional to work more than six.
Politic ob Bob-Till Vrtrk.
" I'll tell yc what tht 'ere Crowbar
City need an' mint her." al SUthv
Johnson. a.s hj mounted a barrel and
looked around on tho miner "Wc
want a Citv Governnjpat a Coouaoa
Council a body tolttac ordmaaoc aa
enforce 'em-a a "
The re; of hv pcrch was drowM
bv th? cheer of th crowd. It wa la
'&J. and Crowbar City w-jv a collection
of shanties and hut on Bob-Tail Crwk.
in Nevada. We were dvring well
enough, and the camp wa very pewr
ful and quiet. i5Litiier Jhtt m
the Liztest miner in the camp, but w .v
looked up to a- a irrrat politician. Back
ia th btivtes he had Wen Ciata.We.
Overseer of Highways, Tax Collector.
School Inspector, and m ob. but yet
hu hankering wa. not alitKd.
It WB-s finally deckled that Crow bar
City be divided into eiht ward. ad
tiiat each ward he entitle! to ue Al
derman, while a Major. Treasurer aad
Clerk .should be elected at large. There
were about four hut or trnt to a
ward, with a constituency of fnnn Jive
to eight person for each Alderman.
"How shall we purceed Vo elect?"
blandly inquired t2ather. as he re
mounted the barrel.
There wa. dead silence for a minute,
anil then Raccoon Bill, of the blody
Sixth Ward, threw hi old hat on the
ground, pulled las shooter and kindly
" Ar' thar' any buziird here from
my wartl who don't think I'd make a
howlm' old Alderman? If thar' ar'.
let him edge up this way fur about ten
No one edged, ami Haccoon Bill wa
declared the unanimous choice of the
electors of his ward everal others
elected them-elvea in the same oll-hand
manner, and there w:u no trouble until
Blue Clay Smith said he thought he
could repretcnt the Eighth Ward atoul
as well as any other resident vulture
If not. why not' Three resident vul
ture at once stopped forward to contest
his election, ami there was a four
handed fij;ht which lasted ten minutes
anil decided tho election in favor of
Cros-Ey ed Turner, of Ohio. Slathers
was then elected Mayor by at-claiuatiou.
as were also the other general officers,
ami the largest hut iu town was cleaned
out for a meeting of the Common
The eiht Aldermen sat on the ground
in a circle, and the Mayor sat in the
center on a bag of meal, and opened Wie
session by saying:
" Has an v Alderman anv motion to
" I "sposo a inoshun that this 'ere
honorable body purvide itself with a
bar'l of whi-ky at the exjK'iie of the
city would be in order," remarked the
Alderman frojn the Third."
" Not by a tluructl sight!" bawled one
of the crowd at the door.
"Order! order! or I'll bust adoen
heads out there!" shouted the Mayor.
"See here, old ho. hain't you put
tin' ou a heap of stvle fur the fust
mcctiif ?' linked the Ahlcrmaa from the
Sixth, as he leaned forward,
"There's a inoshun penditf!" answer
ed the Alderman from the Third.
" Which 'ere moshuu is as toilers!"
remarked the AUIermau from the Fir-t,
as he hit the chap from the Sixth ou
Thcr was a little performance of
"eight Tuunls 'round and the Mavor iu
the middle." :md it was fifteen minutes
before order was restored. Then the
Alderman from the Fourth shoved his
bitten finger into his pocket and said:
"My constituent, whoar' among the
heaviest taxpayers in the oitv, believe
that the price of washin' is too blamed
high, an' they demand ."
" When tlitl you ever have an washin'
done?" interrupted the Alderman from
" Git the tlrop on him. Bill!" yelled a
man at the door.
"Order! The Mayor commauds
order!" shouted Slathers.
Three shots were fired, four or live
Aldermen knocked down, and when the
cyclone passed every body had his shoot
er on his knee.
" When interrupted, we war about
to take up the order of utitiniphed busi
ness," remarked the Mayor, as he
nursed his bitten ear.
" I move that we adjourn!"
"Adjourn be blowed!"
"Some onery coon out har lias
kicked my dog!" said the Mayor, as the
yelps of a canine rose above all other
"Sot down, you old he-wolf!" yelled
some one, and at that the light was up
set and the circus began. We locked
the tloor on the crowd and got under
cover of the rocks, but that house
couldn't hold 'em. In five minutes
they were fighting alt over town, anil
every ward had a rally anil a knock
down. It was four weeks before all the
bullets were dug out and the broken
heads healed up. Slathers lo-t an car
and two fingers, and his farewell mes
sage was brief. He wrote:
"Aldermen: Fame is a mockery, of
fice is degradin', and I resign in favor
of any coyote you kin agree on. Ro
mans, farewell". I came, I saw. ami got
But Crowbar City had had enough of
politics.- Detroit Free ftess.
National Costumes to Be Soon at Castle
One thing that strikes the observer
contemplating the immigrants as they
arrive at Castle Garden T the fondness
for vivid colors evinced by the people
of the Old World. The national cos
tumes that formerly gave such a pic
turesque appearance to the immiirrants,
and marked each people distinctively,
are disappearing. From Germany,
Holland, Englauu, Sweden and Ireland
come now about the same general style
of garments, varied simply in cut and
color, all bearing a close resemblance
to the general fashion of raiment worn
aere. Yet, occasionally, one still en
counters groups from countries more re
mote or farther iu the rear of tho uni
versal proross toward assimilation
who are well worthy of attention and
remark. A party of Icelandic men,
six in number, arrived here not long
ago, whose garb would have leen a
prire for a side-show. Their panta
loons of dark gray frieze extended up
to their arm-pits. Their vests aud
coats just met the upper edge of the
pantaloons, and from each coat dangled
between the shoulders of its wearer a
pair of the funniest, most ridiculous
and diminutive tail- it is possible to
imagine. Big silver button, that had
been bequeathed from father to on
for many generations, studded the gar
ment?. "The handsomest men's cos
tumes wom bv any immigrants are
those of the Tyrotcse. consisting of
long stockings, velvet knee-breeches,
embroidered vests, short cloaks. one
sliaped hats, adometl with feathers,
etc. It is a dress that has been famil
iarized throughout the country by the
many bands of Tyrolean singers who
have "yodel-ed" all overtholand, and
one which, by its beanty. desei-ves to
be retained. The women from tho
same country have brightly striped p t
ticoats. sometimes with strips of go!d
or silver lace, that make a x-ery bright
and pleasing show. Almost alwavs
both men anil women hax-e finely de
veloped, handsome forms, which their
costume displays to the best advantage.
Their face? are generally very cood
the women often Very pretty and of all
immigrants they areamong the cleanest
The gayest-plunnsed immigrant
birds are the Fininntlers. They wear
mostly homespun materials, but -atd
come In etnoata of forty ur tiftr pr
aj. and wfecn 'l Wad armei
t)ieycrt3 to brijCblen lt Ukt ff
rsi !wg- TJw w jn' dre r
like vory fancy btiitnr - rl
white aid felwc" a kaif tait v: iad.
Utt tru. prwHrniieed tsUr -xml
their head goar cwfct vt or nkitc
frilled mb rap. Tie f wd tor
ckr which dUW t I
bown era in tW drw of .
w bo woar coat blading of britta: -lra.U
tiau. On Uwir Jwd tK mr.
woar awiured cap of VUod wJ. hxo
la Uttemse vl IlntiaaT. Flad
bab.o re bought Ur v contra- I
eaUr m leat-Vem bag tkir iHfcer'
bCs!. a jut tW f.vifcfeMi Unt (
Indian squaw c.xrrvr hr pe. (
'lltev shi t b a rHt. Ul mtI
of Ube. w righted down br tb -prvs-skm
taat mt -aU a Ustn mtsd
wken it Utd lllf -lug Uul lie a
pockagr in that xtroliirr war
'IT last col of Kithudcr that
hero. w1v a !w week. ac. all vml
w ell-to-do and bcKigfel w tth lUvm ttttm -their
homo a scaicK-nt jwntHy of
dnd meat. dnd tV-. &nltKhr dilW
to last them UMtil they rearhod tr
dcstianliott in Mm"wta.
The Holiaadrs. frugal. idtttrn. ,
and elru. ckhih pretty wdl prvdd
with !M?y. a a rule, and r. apart
from cJidoTOtMis of peroal brawl?,
among the fiaiitot to kk at. 0
of the uio-t cunvj dttctne jMowliar- j
ltis of the etwtutttf of their wi a
strnnge sort of helmet, made of bnvs.
Mltvr. or c Id. actsariliaj; to the wealth
of the wearer, lilagree wtrk or ex
quisitely chased n thin sJot of metnl. '
closely uttiiig the head, and worn under
a snowi linen cap. On e.teh "-l the
thing comes down mi th titt4e ia a
sort of metallic curl The all r
wooden sho-s. and It is renlfv amusitig
to see the children, even htlfe toddlers
i just begtuning to walk, chit tenn; about
easily and securely, in tho clucisy mi-
hots. -V. ". Sh.i. ' ' '
The Population and l'tdltlr of Mexico.
It is ama7lnr to ee ukh 1hw i
lmtian or had breed can
'Jiriie ami do the hardest work 1 saw
at Vera Cru.i hsjf breeds working ten
hours iu the hold of a steamer jwwkmg
away sugar and collect he thermometer
standing at oer H dog., and the men
working harder than New York tee
tloros. yet their breakfast consisted of
only tartttla.i and a cup of cotl'ee. Tin
ability to endure fatigue upon a very
small amount of food mike tho Indian
an admirable soldier. He will make a
forced march of two or three days al
moal without rations, and will thou be
as readv to tight as an Iri-hmati at l)on
uybrooL Fair. The Indians have,
another characteristic that make them
invaluable soldiers in a land like Mex
ico. They do not care whom they tight
for, or for w hat principle the are led
into battle. :is long as they light Home
body, and in tho revolutions they al
ways join tlio party that wiuaoon a
thuball!o isoicr. General Grant tells
a story of hi experiences when a Lieu
tenant in the Mexican war. The Ameri
can army defeated tho Mexicans, and
the defeated nrmv being deprived of
their arms, immctfiatcly beeam camp
followers. Grant engaging a Mexican
Captain as his body servant at ? 1 a
Next to the pure whites, these In
dians are by far the be-t population
that Mexico has. The inhabitant may ,
be divided into three classes: First,
whites tlescanded from the original '
Spaniards, or from German. French or '
English ancestor; second, tho pure In
dians; and. third, the iinstiz.ii. or
ivixed race, who constitute the lalur
mg class Putting the pre-ent popu
lation of Mexico at 1U.UOO.OOI. which
is probably slightly under the real fig
ure, tho-e of pure European descent
probably number :.'.i0OJ"O. or twenty
per cent, of tho whole population; the
Indians. :i,.VX,000. or lhirty-fie per
cent, and the mestizo. I..'mIMn), or
forty-live per cent. Thc Indians be
long to various tribe, and diller a
much among thcmclc in habit, ap
pearance, anil their intellectual quali
ties as Anglo-Saxons and Latin-. The
Indians of the cities arc a low, brutal
ized lot, constantly drunk, and only
engaged iu the lowest menial duties.
Iu some parts of the country, however,
as at TIapaeoyan and Amatlan.lwy
are hard-working, industrious people,
neat in their dress and sober in their
habits. In the milling district they
make bv far the best miner, and com
mand the birt wage. 'I hi' mestizos
are the principal agricultural laborers,
small shopkeeper and politicians. They
arc genenillv untlcr-'ued, with copper
colored skins and straight hair.
Without the energy of the pure white
or the hard working application
of the Indian, these mestizos have
'cry little to recommend them. They
are la.y, stupul, thiciish in their pro
pensities, ami inordinately fond of
pulque, which i. next to their love of
revolution, the greatest bane of the
country. The wealthy landowners.
merchants ami bankers both in the fit ie ,
ami in the country, are almost altogeth
er Imperialists. They were all in favor
of Maximilian, ami. looking down upon
the niC'tiz.o, who are the ptditic.au id '
the country, they refuse to take any
fart in the present Government The
ndians take no interest in politic tin
loss there i some lighting to ho done,
and then they will, as mentioned e
fore, fight with equal readiness upon
either side. The nuMios. from whos.
rank the Presidents and other political i
officer are mostly recruited, are, a n
rule, "agin this Government." no mat
ter what it may be. It is to the lazy,
treacherous and, at the same time, uu
easv nature of this class that the revo
lutions are mostly due. The ma of
the people take no interest in politics,
anil never mention the Government ex
cept to abuse it. It Ls scarcely to be'
expected that much improvement will
take place iu this until tho population
increases, anil perhaps the Iwsi thing t
that could hapiien to Mexico would !
that she should lo-e the States nearest
the border, and then there L a chance ,
that the remainder might be able to up- t
hold a good Government. The educa
tional svstem is ns good as that of tin
United Slate, and the malh-t village '
ha its public school But education
does not seem to do tin children much i
-Letter to A". )". Sun.
Hl'NGAkia.v gra.s will grow on any
soil of sufficient richness to rate good
corn and jotaloe, the r.cher the bet
ter, provided the manure ha been ap
plied to previous crop. Sow when the
"round Ls warm and dry, or immediately-after
corn planting. If portion of
the field are own with a few day i In
terval between, it will not be ready to
cut all at once, which may prove a con
venience in a large field. The ground
before sowing should be thorough!)
pulverized by harrowing, and made
smooth and level, so that the ma!I
eed may not bi buried to deep.
Three pecks broadcast are enough for
an acre Cahoon's sower U well adapt
ed to doing the work evenly Cover
the seed with a fine or smoothing har
row and then roll the urface In two
months the head will apjwar, at which
time, if intended for hay, it diouM I
cut with a mowing machine. Two or
three days may bo, required for thor
ough curing, including turning or nhak.
ing up before raking, and ojK-ning the
cocks. Good land, well managed, will
give two or throe tons of good hay jr
acre. It L best as a fodder for con.
The crop is too dense in growth to wiw
clover or grass seed with it.
Tiiuk merit is like a river, tho decs'-cr
I is the less noiic it makes.
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HUM TOXttV TI.MSI.K KA. A WAT.
Couc Tommy. I want yHt to rook
the cradle" Of cvurw I'ummy Tingle
did not heir hi mother call. fr h
did t uk e.
"Tiwiniv. do you hear me? I want
xou to rtck the baby to loop." Su
ed prlt sed by at that tnomnHt.
and left ugly mar L I tm Tommy Tingle'
Vo-e, I hiwir," he drawled.
Well, tftntio at once. Uabr W cry
ing, and I mut finish this work before
Another evil .spirit miiic along, ami l
think he mul hate been Chief Haty
lNtddtni: Mirror to the Great Km of
Badman' Uniid, for a Tommy turned
into the house he knew something atxmt
him whkdi ought to bo calm aud quiet
wa getting into a fearfully milted con
dition How that "something" dbt
1hiI and bubble and rage and dash ami
tear atout. jut tike an angry Utile,
brook after it ha fallen oxer a groat
.Iutn.s Toinmv touched tho crndU
the t htef Hasty bidding Stirrer to tho
Great King of Badman' latid made
another wild dash into tho something,
ami in an in,taut it - well, it "nloppvd
I don't see why a fellow can't be let
tdone. Poti't want to be rtHikltio- babio
and dirtiiir thing all the time An
other turn bv the Chief Hasty Pudding
Stirrer, and then another
I won't stand it' III mil away
Pie had enough of nckitig Uabla. and
bringing In wot k1 and coal, and doing
things, and I'll p away from them!'
And o the Chief Hasty Pudding Stirr
er to the Great King of Badinnn'i Land
continued to stir the .something" In
Tommy Tingle, and tho " something"
continued to ".slop over" until there
was a pretty mess of it
At hist the baby wa. fast asleep, and
Tommy Tingle grasped his hat and
ran aw'av. Tie ruhed down the street
like a wind-spnte. taking no notice of
anything or an hotly, until suddenly ho
found himself in a crow tl gathered about
the Open House.
" Hullo' what's thi'"
"See that ropo .stretched aero the
Htreet'" saitl a street urchin at Tom
my's elbow. " Ve." replied Tommy.
""Well, tho man what shows trained
bird in the Opera Houu tonight'
goin' to gio us a free show hero in a
minute. "Going to walk that rope?"
"No. sir Big bird goin' to wheel
little bird 'cross tho street on that pipe,
iu that little cart you cc up there.
There's the beauty 'r
l"p from the rnavil a long polo nj
pearetl. on which a little bird wa rnled
to a perch that wa underneath anil at
tached to the "curt " Ihiwn went the
pole, and sMn it wa stroll again bear
ing a larger bird, which stopped clum
sily from tho polo to the ppo. Taking
a tep or two. the largo bird stretched
its neck, and, taking hold of the "cart"
with its beak, proceeded to push the
tiny chicle aero- the street on tho
nipe-traek. Half wav aero, and the
biril-coachman seemed to lose hi tem
per. Surely, something did not go
smoothly, for the bird made a queer
iioi-o- a bird'ft wayof "slopping over,"
perhapH the cart tipped, ami then wa
seen dangling from the rope wrong side
up. I'p came the pole again ami tok
every thing back to the starting jxihit,
ami tho second trial wa successful
The ciow d moved away, and in a few
moment Tomtm found himself at the
gate of his own home again.
"Why, see hero. Tommy Tingle!"
paid he to hlmelf, "what are you hero
for? Vou'ie run awa. Forgot alt
tiiiout it, thinkin of that bird-how.
Guess I'll wait now until tomorrow.
It's mofcl night, and I haven't time to
find a plate to stay, anyway."
A few hours later Tommy Tingle w.w
in dreamland. He w-a. running away.
He did not know where he would go. or
how he would get there, nor did hu
care much, if he could only find a place
where boy. are not asked to rock ba
bic. or to bring in wood anil coal, or to
" tlo thing.." Away ho went a fat a.
ho could nin. and the next thing
he really id know he wa being
dragged through a crowd by a man
who carried a long jkc. and a moment
later he w. caught on the pole at tho
collar td hi coat, and raiscu to a rope
that wa stretched acn the .lrct.
There he stood on the rope, leaning
against the building.
"Hullo' it you. is it?" The voice
came from a sort of wheelbarrow that
re:ed on the pipe before hirn, and
jH'cniig into hi face, were the saucy
cyr tit a Atrcct urchin.
Do ou know what you're up hero
for'" nked the urchin '
" No. I don't '" said Tommy.
" You've got to whcnl me aero tho
"Oh, I nexer can do It! I can't walk
" You've got to. Ohl Polcy' your
"Start, youngster!'' catno from th4
man with tho pole.
"h. dr. I can't do it!" nobbed
Ye. ou ewi do It Start. I nay."
And Tommy utartrd. .Id walked a
few feet, and then the crowd i riled
And hooted, the bind pl.t led "NVhen
Johnnie roll!- marching home," and
Tommy' loar blinded him that he
mWed hl f-olltig. and there he lay.
witl nwiiU In hi warm bed at home
"I'm glad I'm here I'm gUd th-it
wa, Jut a dream 1 gu V o mn
aa enough "
And Tummy Tingle turned over for
another nap, it i.lum .V,
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Whiuk waUIbj fur a Judy tm whom I
railed tho other iUy, to ismie In, 1 Jink
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thw tkrvw hit mj hd. -
me Uinst a wiit. tW l.mmn
aar. ml it aeki 4m, ws
The UMsUKir oxAtMtwixl fch .
oohl ikI im nmp. tanttvM Ul
II- .,.1..1 Mtmrtlr. ktl hr. MUl Wtt
to W.. H-w WtJ. mikoc Ww
at-U. he lre.ll t ww kT ttV
b-n's lt it -
.she toid Wm faUwc m h
butUlUH wa atj at4 W tr
thought he woW to "U rKlH
morning." Md wHt oL
AtniMt aH hour Ur. tto mottor -t
lip He v tolC iunrt. ud
nn-'klng hU hex!. wUfc a kn ww.
moan. itMan. A h hwkd, a lH:h
.psm jaet oier Wi tw to o
at once U a phy cia So tto
child a In feortwl pv. to
midnight ho w-tva tad
He lHMt- Uw-k 4 ami r h mr
wa fmrtttrtHl U tknt Uy m
I was told Ul nrw tto r t.
ami lat w eel a Wuly tnm wwtMf H
ttdd me o( two UnHtor pU.flA? -ball.
Stni w tiirvw a H of to Vi
ftrtirk the other tohlnd tJi r. m to
lived but twolvw hown.
iso I w nio in w arttiHg t fj f
ful toy. aud eUtma a I UwH,fc
yeMy .Ur. Lucf K. &iHrt. i N.
The Chinese Quarter, iMi PraneNeo.
Titir!mr the hinw to nT prt
of the globe and ho take hu Ir. mml
Penates with him. he rotttwo ttiw""
to the Up f hi Uspcr rtafprf. !U
drevs. law, prejudges ar ar U hh
a life, or that ywlHl of ( Vlv(4ii4 eM
zeu.ship. hi plc'toll. II I -blu
o( any radical ebati in hbU. w a
mummy " He l MertHiit al uii
tlou embalmed, yet tAlkM nbuot tto
earth, resisting all ajjgro f pratf
gess with that apnthy whlefc wvair
the most dotoniiiiitid anull II ! o
more tublon pliH'o of aotiquity Umiii
tho .lew. and he p.rptilis nwv f--urt
ami ra e foltHjr with iworw than
Mosaic per-KitHoo Ho Mix with
other piMiples a 4l Halnirtoi with wtMr
Set him down iu the Atitipod- Ml h
live a though umtor tto -4kns in"
Pekin', wall lle-tro It b tha th
Ghinesu quarter of Sm KrnH,H r
mam a miniature CutUM st In th
heart of a largo Amm-th-uh olty 'Itor
is nothing like it In hnt "tor Hly
the I'luted Stnto WtoH )tm vrm
the thnisholil of tho quarter ymi trp
laek three ct'tittitiiM KrMi tto nn
ment you enter it you feel tto pphk-hk-
of another and an alien civtlimiMoM, and
a careful expiorniWm of ltr kwr r
cesso uliown all the ngly fafW" o
Chinese life and clmmctor. wUk my
of the custom and trail. ttol wvnJ' 4
credit to a hkghur ciiihiwthMi.
The quarter co4iipriwM a r -ei ijrtuW
block, sovun sqiiuro in length ny two
in breadth, near tho ImhUmw onr of
Js.wi Franoi-sco and only a few rttri
away from th lluet roMdime jtorttoi
td the city, where the rulJrtHol wlUtwM
aire dwelt iu their Uxhllr paW.
t'pwn the two main streets art tunny
stores of brick or t'm. with Iixmi
front., whk-h present a MttHlnnthil np-jK-araneo
'lite iiiajonlN of tto hsir.
now over, are old rehfriM'e. but it tn
early day, which have bei-n mi pvirtol
and trwisforined that tho HMmltH noth
ing mon than a oolloetSon of toy
rambling hovel. Cutting many wwnrm
into small section are narrow, turtn-MiM
alleys, with an H-oasKnl tm-V-m .
In no Mtrtion of the crowitot ttftoftnttni
quarter of New- York aro tho hoK hi
o intimate trn as in thss Chw-
alley n. The upper Ihumi iwt wsH 0110
ntxvo tho other lik ait o(d-fahkM4Ml
blook'houHo. until at tho roof one mny
almost clear the intervening ooeo nt n
Ixittnd Fnm the lender It of ky
alnjve only tKefunonal nrrow of n
Iight fall tijKiti (he damp jHirHot.
The nt?rmeSlate utorie swarm with
ti;nanU. The Imleoiiin iiid"r tto window-
are small hanging-nr-Ii-n-, f sick
ly plants, feebly utrnggling Ut Idoom
in tho fetid air Tb tUxr of tto
baloonie. the side of the hol. lai
windows and dorwny-i all arn ioWk
with the grime of year, all rmrk with
the tilth which never to ditMrb
ththinou cyo. or to b- an oGm. In
tho Chinese noUrit. Th air I hmtvy
and otreusire. ladn with tto power
ful imIoi of native toomx-o- thr amm
moll winch taint the ai'Mrtsntorv
of all th hop,. ami whieh rlmg Ut
the Chtnt. though h may hntto mhI
make a complet ctmnge of xMrmwn&s.
Hi jH.rn i relolont of it mrn wton
tlio lusty brce., of tho Pucinr tor?
ported with hi twiggy tp-tHor atwl Jm
bx-sc bhm-.;. Whon gathor! wUi
several of hi. kind in a mnl rMHn. tto
air tweome aturatol with th tfiioe.
and foreign olfaotorlo quail tofix-n it.
An rxtrior v.ew of a t"hut hwni
gives no nla of th- oapnrity of in.- in
terior. It U ftornething hkw tto lrih
verger church, "much Wggr on tto
inside than without." Oa toiUln.
which u.eI to b- arrival- rMMmivncst in
early day and which still retail tto
nasiTr look of old-tim stntrtwrf.. h
Ivecn recfntlv motopoIizHl by Chine-.
The w ide hall in tin? eonier -rT n a
comtnon entrance Tto perWr m
each ido have bt)en cut up mi ten
room. Aboxe. each spitnoni eJmmtor
luw iM'on subhrhle! into at It.
room. A house that originally con
tained twelve room now LosuKk of
evrntv. oaoh about half the nkit f a
mall hall-beilroom in a narrww--hji
city houte .Many four tonr tottss
have tieen converted into Htht-tnr
ttnicture without any mere 1
tature. and each floor" i plk om NtAu
the. cloct-llke nxim. nearly alt cettol
with wckkI. which i bburft wuh grira
autl dtrUCVr. .V. J Tnbtni.
A Paragraph of the Fatare.
Tive. A. D. 1DCO.
"Tt9 neceHy for church gtrfngond
rhureh r-dltit-s-sl nowalmtisi 494i
wtth lUv Dr. TuTghl. from tto censni
eslitivHi t the Swred Telephone, priel
o vry huniiay to 5,ijO fAtaltt-M of
hu poruAhn in the privacy of ttoir
hiUnws. The muiccal aljonc.s to th
Mryw vtnnd and StwtrunMin&ai. are
Atni dlH.ae,l by telephone and s
w Utwt lolho i.C-rny htmies bveJeetriritv
td, tAiwUy join, it, the hymn. Tto
M-arjw attttnthm to sermons k mat
giXMtor now than a quarter of a ci
r .Iojhi. a. ihi tadio have n-nt nh
wlhera tlrmnoi iMut Wnitcis to fcwfc 1
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