The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, February 17, 1886, Image 4

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fcUred at tk Pait:et, Cslsntu. He., si ttessi
clut Bittir.
rsoit tictob nooo.1
A little chlM. beside me. fresh and fair.
In slumber bo profound and calm ron ept
To did not bear the doves that, murmurin
tbare . . .
' In the doep shade, their tender vigil kept.
Pcnslro I breathed the somber sweets Of
The solemn night.
I heard the angels flutter round your bead.
And watched your close-shut lids: pale
primrose flowers.
With noiseless touch, upon your sheets I
spread, . .
And prayed, with wet eyes, through the
llent hours.
Thinking on all that in the darkness watts
Lies hid and waits.
One day will bo my turn eo sound to sleep
That I. liko you. shall bear no murmuring
lhe night will bo so dark, hc rest so deep.
Then you will come, then you will come.
And pay me back my gifts of fair whito
tears and flowers.
Cupid's Disdain for the "Consist
. ent" Actions of His Victims.
According to some of tbo novcl9 of
the present day, it is only the lovely
nymphs of seventeen or eighteen, and
the fascinating swains of three or four
and twenty, who have any business o
think of matrimony. The poor plain
ones or those who have passed the me
ridian of life, arc looked upon as com
pletely shelved; the hymeneal torch is
not to be lit for them, and the little
god of Love passes them over with
;ontempt. But is this really tho fact?
On the contrary, there were novcr
more extraordinary contradictions than
vc find in the history of marriages; wc
sec women marrying men young
enough to be their grandsons; crabbed
Age and Youth often live together in
perfect harmony; and May and Decem
ber arc constantly united with the hap
piest results. Almost every marriage is
a nine-days' wonder, and creates
much astonishment, speculation and
lifting up of hands. Quite recently, a
liorseisnire clergyman 01 ciguiy years
of age electrified his congregation .by
publishing his own banns in the parish
church. It is always necessary to be
repared for theHo surprises. alio
lind, deaf, halt and maimed are not
exempt from the contagion of matri
mony; and so far from youth and love
liness being tho only vietims of Hymen,
we find some of the loveliest women
consigned to single-bleasednoss; while
their less favorod sisters arc happy
wives and mothers. The particulars of
many curious marriages arc not re
vealed to the public; but during tho
last century less reticence was observed
in the matter; the ages of the respective
parties were frequently put down with
out reserve, and the fortunes of tho
ladies were mentioned with much unc
tion and gusto.
Among these announcements a few
of the more remarkable are worth se
lecting. Here is one from an old mag
azine for June, 177S: "A few days
age, was married at St. Bridget's
Church, in Chester, Mr. George Hard
ing, aged one hundred and seven, to
Mrs. Catherine Woodward, aged
eighty-three. So singular a union
could not fail of exciting the admira
tion and surprise of a numerous con
gregation, before whom the ceremony
was performed. The bridegroom
served in the army thirty-nine years,
during tho reigns of Queen Anno,
George I., and part of George II. He
is now particularly hearty, in great
spirits, and retains all his faculties to
an extraordinary perfection. This is
his fifth wife; the last one he married
in his one hundred and fifth year; and
lie is Mrs. Woodward's fourth husband.
It is also worthy of observation that
the above old man's diet has been for
the last" thirty years past chiefly butter
milk boiled with a little flour, and
bread and cheese." As a pendant
to this, we come across another an
nouncement a few years later: "Mr.
Thomas Dawson, of Northallerton,
aged ninety, to Mi?s Golightly, a
boBncing damsel of sixty-four. The
SAxious bridegroom had been a wid
ower almost six weeks."
As instances of youth and age going
together, wc may give the case of
"Mrs. Horn, an agreeable widow with
a genteel fortune, aged seventy-nino,
who married Mr. William Steptoe,
aped about thirty." We aro again
startled by the following announce
ment in tho month of January, 1805:
"At Tynemouth Church, a young man
about twenty-three to a woman aged
eighty-six, who had been the mother
of seventeen children. Notwithstand
ing the banns had been but twice pub
lished, tho experienced lady repaired
to the church, where she was soon
joined by her lover, and declared
she would not leave it without her
errand. She waited till the forenoon
service was over, during which time
she was frequently requested to leave
the vestry, but all to no effect. She
complained bitterly at her negligence
in having forgotten to bring her pocket
bottle and tobacco-pipe with her. The
groom apologized for uot being ac
quainted with the forms of the church,
as he had never been in one since he
was christened; and if appearances
could be believed, water did not seem
to have been upon his face mucc that
We find another curious marriage,
which is announced in the following
terms: "Lately, at Newcastle, Mr.
Silvertop to Mrs. Pearson. This is the
third time that the lady has been be
fore the altar in the character of a
bride, and there has been something
remarkable in each of her three connu
bial engagements. Her first husband
was a Quaker; her second, a Roman
Catholic: and her third is a Protestant of
the established church Each husband
was twice her age. At sixteen, she
married a gentleman of thirty-two; at
thirty, she took one of sixty; and now,
at forty-two, she is united "to a gentle
man of eighty-four."
A great sensation was created in the
year 1778 by the marriage of the then
celebrated femai- historian. Mrs. Cath
erine Macaulay, who was far advanced
in years, with a surgeon's mate, nnder
age, of the name of Graham. Mrs.
Macaulay was quite a literary lioness;
and Dr. Wilson, an elderly and learned
admirer of her talent, "had actually
built a house for her, called Albert
House; this he presented to her with
furniture and a valuable library. He
went so far as to have medals struck in
her honor. Great, therefore, was the
amazement amongst the literary and
fashionable world of Bath when Mts.
Macaulay, who had always been con
sidered a rock of sense by her friends,
made this extraordinary match.
In Mr. Cudworth's interesting book,
"Round about Bradford," he mentions
the low status of the colliers of Wibsey
in the year 1S51, and says that the
humilitating spectacle of the wedding
of "Johnny and Betty" is not yet for
gotten, nor the collection of oddities
and absurdities that passed through
the streets of Bradford in that year, on
the way to the Parish Church. On a
couple of yards of painted calico, the
secret of all this rejoicing was told in
Ike following words:
-At John's and Betty's wedding
We will merry be.
ar Johnny's sixty-ire.
AM iw muma-mmv
Mr. Cndworth also relates that the
incumbent of Wilsdcn, Mr. Barber.was
onco called upon to perform a -mar-
Iriage in trust. There was a person
living at Haworth Parish known by the
name of "Moses o' Lukis." Moses
having persuaded a woman to take him
"for better, for worse," they appeared
at Wilsden Church to be married; but
Iwben the knot was tied, tha happy
UUULI1C UCkU. uu AUiruuj w HV ""' -x"J
Moses promised to pay the reverend
gentleman in besoms; and honestly
kept his word. This reminds us of a
couple who, not having the where
withal to buy a wedding-ring, the large
key of the church door had to be tem
Dorarilv used for the purpose.
Ireland was not behindhand in tho ,
oddity of itsmarriages; we come across
whole clusters of them in Walker's i
mbcrnian Magazine Among them are ,
tho following: "Mr. John IIurarty, of
Ballymanduff. County Dublin, aged .
twenty, to Mrs. tiooa. oi saiu piace,
aged eighty-six." "The Rev. Athana
sius Huring, aged eighty-two, to Miss
Carr. aged twenty-two, an agreeable
young lady, with a fortune of fifteen
thousand pounds." Mr. Richards,
gardener, to Miss Mary Roper. The
bridegroom is in the sixty-second year
of his ago, and five feet four inches
high; the bride aged twenty-one, and
only two feet eleven inches in hoight."
A match in high life between a cer
tain Dowager Duchess and a handsome
Irishman, Mr. Hussey, created a great
deal of heart-burning and envy. Ilan
buty Williams, one of the rejected
suitors, composed some very spiteful
verses on the occasion.
The problem how to unmarry a j
couple was attempteu oy a clergyman
in the West Riding of Yorkshire in the
year 1805. Ho found out on inquiry
that he had married a young man and
woman who were brother and sister by
marriage (probably a deceased wife's
sister). The clergyman, afraid that he
might be punished for uniting this
couple, attempted to unmarry them by
taking the bride's bonnet from her
head and placing the church Bible
thereon; but the charm was not suc
cessful; and the loving pair firmly re
sisted this innovation of undoing the
hymeneal knot.
Some very curious changes of names
have taken place in marriage. In
Derbyshire, there now lives a woman
who has been married three times.
Her maiden name was Wildoose
quite a common one in that locality
she changed it first for that f Fox,
then for that of Goodlad, and finally
settled down as Mrs. Derbyshire. A
Mr. Bacon was once married to a Miss
Beans; and a Miss Pane married a Mr.
Glass. Abundant instances of the same
sort might be multiplied; but enough
have been given to show how strangely
things sometimes work out in the im
portant matter of matrimony. Cham
hers' Journal.
Another Universal language J'esh'e Which
"VoUpnck" Is Outlandish.
The advocates of a universal lan
guage will soon have more than
enough systems to chooso from. Tho
Gorman papers speak of a new lan
guage "Pasilingua" which claims
especial merits. It is based on living
languages, in that all that it contains
either now exists or has lived, and
down to to-day has remained an actual
element. The system of the philolo
gist Steiner is, on account of its closo
relationship to modern tongues, re
garded as superior to the earlier "Vol
apuck" of Schleycr, which in compari
son is said to be outlandish. The "Pas
ilingua" is a mixture of Teutonic and
Romance elements the mixing, how
ever, being done on scientific princi
ples yet tnat it is esoteric is not dis
imted. It is claimed to be a language
or adults, and is especially commended
to travelers, commercial men, con
ductors of hotels and all who are
thrown into contact with persons of a
nationality different from their own.
It Is proposed at an early date to issue
a French edition of (he Pasilingua
grammar from Paris, and later an
English edition is to bo printed at New
York. The simplicity ot the diction
ary is shown by the fact that it is only
necessary to cive the root forms for
the nouns and a part of the adjectives, J
ana ail woras uerivcu inereirom, as
verbs, etc., are then formed after defi
nite grammatical rules. The follow
ing is an example:
Ta haus-a, tho house. tmue-lr. to dwell.
ta haus-osa, tbo large to hnus-iro, the oceu-
nouso. nunc oi me nouse.
ta haus-Ula, tho small.
bnus-au, a household.
ta haus-al, the wretch
cd house,
ta haue-ta, house
to tiauaaro. thoownor
or the house,
hana-io, domestic,
liuus-ls, domestically,
haus-nblo. belonging
to tho house,
haus-adeo, proceeding
ta haus-u, domestic
tabaus-ln, household
irom me iiousc.
Tho Sterner system may not on closer
examination justify expectation, but it
is at any rato another attempt to solve
a difficult problem, the solution of
which would be of universal benefit.
Chicago Tribune.
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Frof. Young's Ideas of the Relations Exist,
big Between Earth and Moon.
Once upon a lime, many millions of
j'ears ago, tho earth and moon, then
young, hot and plastic, were very near
each other, revolving around their
common center of gravity once in from
three to six hours, and also whirling
on their axes in the same lime, so as to
keep always vis-a-vis. Probably at
some time before this they had formed
a single mass, which -on account ol
some unovenncss of density or figure,
separated into Iwo under the rapid
rotation. But starling from the condi
tion first named, when daj' and mouth
were equal and eaeli about four hours
long. Dr. Darwin has shown that it is
essentially an unstable state of affairs,
and that if the moon were brought ever
so little nearer to the earth, it would
then draw closer and closer with ever
increasing speed, until at last it would
rejoin the parent mass; but if, on the
other hand, its distance from the earth
were ever so slightly increased then it
would begin to recede, and would
slowly withdraw farther and farther
from the earth. As it recedes both day
and month will lengthen; the month
at first most rapidly, and then the day,
until finally, in some far distant future,
a condition of stable equilibrium will
be obtained when day and month will
again equal each, the period then being
something less than sixty of our pres
ent days, and the corresponding dis
tance of the moon about sixty per cent,
greater than at present. After that, so
far as their muluul interaction is con
cerned, there will be no farther change,
but mother and daughter will live for
ever happily apart. Prof. Toting, in
Princeton Review.
Mr. Bergh has his eyes on no less
a place than Paris, where cruelty to
horses is said to be distressingly com
mon. A cruel thing that is ceaselessly
happening all over Paris is the crack
ing of tho whip just over the horse's
head, so as to cause it to make a detona
tion like a pistol shot. In a satirical
writing of 1617, and then it's not given
as new, occurs the saying: "Paris is
the paradise of women, the purgatory
of men and the hell of horses." N. Y.
m m
The largest dog in the country is
said to be a St Bernard owned at Glen
Cove, Long Island. He measures
seven feet eleven inches from the end
of hie nose to tho tip of his tail, stands
twenty-five inches high, and weigh
JWMaJMsltyl BJJMtytKO fWttfe
Matures of m Naw Industry IsaagwU!
-.-by Shrewd New Yorker.
E. T. Field, of Red Bank, N. J., is
an extensive Florida cocoanut-grower.
He is a member of the firm of Field &
Osborne, Ezra Osborno being asso
ciated with him in the enterprise. To
a Tribune reporter tho other day Mr.
Field said: "Wc are located in Dado
County, Florida, which is the extreme
southern end of tho peninsula, on the
Atlantic coast. There, between Cape
Florida and Jupiter Inlet, wo have
now about eight thousand acres of land
which we aro devoting to cocoanut
wnlks, which is the distinctive name
applied to these plantations. Wo began
our purchase of land there about three
years ago, buying it from the Govern
ment at a low prica. It being in the
Everglade region, as will be seen by a
fiance at the map, the land has never
een considered of much value for any
purpose, whatever it may become by
an extensive system of drainage. Here
wo are upon tho shoro of tho sea, a
needed requisite in tho successful
growth of the cocoanut palm. The
soil is a porous coral land. From Cape
Florida north for a distance of ninety
miles, running parallel with the coast,
thero arc bays, rivers and sounds, dis
connected by narrow strips of land, bnt
themselves connected by inlets to the
ocean, through which tho tide ebbs and
flows. Between these and tho ocean is
our strip of land, which varies in width
from twenty rods to a little over a mile,
being elevated nearest tho ocean, and
sloping gently toward tho west.
"This chain of inland waters receiving
the fresh water flowing from tho Ever
glades prevents its Teaching through
this strip of land. Easterly winds fre
quently drive tho Gulf Stream waters
against the coast beach as far north as
Lake Worth; these waters being about
eighty degrees Fahrenheit, a tropical
climate is produced and a fine growth
of vegalation is insured. We are fanned
by the breezes wafted to us from the
Gulf stream, and everything favors
rank, luxuriant growth. Here during
the last two years wc have planted over
two hundred thousand cocoanuts. We
take all our help and implements
from tho North. The natives
thoro aro a wild, lazy, shiftless
class, unfit and incapable for work.
The total population of Dade County in
1880 was only 257. Our planting is
done in winter, when I tako my family
South with me and superintend tho
work in.person. At other seasons the
trees help themselves and very little
cultural attention is needed."
"At what ago do tho trees come into
"From six to seven j'ears from plant
ing. Thou they will average about two
nuts per treo, and boar continually al
most until soventy or eighty years old.
We plant about twenty foet apart,
which gives about ono hundred trees to
tho acre, or a little more."
"What about price and profitsP" Mr.
Fiold was asked.
"During the last throe years prices
by the cargo havo ranged from twenty
to scvontv-five dollars a thousand,
twenty dollars being tho lowest figure
for the most common kinds. This is
for the nuts dcliverod in Now York; tho
freight and expense from the tree to the
market will not excoed five dollars a
"Is there no danger of overstocking
tho market?"
"Tho demand for cocoanuts is now
almost unlimited. I have a profitable
offer for all I can possibly raiso in
j'ears to come. The nut will bo used
green to a much larger extent than now
when people know now good it is; and
tho water, which is then clear, and not
milkj' as whon ripe, will bo highly
relished :is a beverage. Why, we eat
the nut from tho shell at the South. It
is soft and rich. Then the husk, which
is generally thrown away in America,
Ls a valuablo part which is soon to bo
utilized. Experiments to separate tho
fiber bj- machinery arc now in progress
and tho device is noarlj perfected. In
addition to this, there is not sufficient
land in Florida adapted to tho growth
of tho cocotmut to overstock tho market
if all was planted to it. Perhaps not
over one million trees could bo grown
there successfully."
Mr. Fiold said that a sufficient number
of cocoanut palms have been growing
in South Florida for forty years fully to
demonstrate tho certaintj of success.
And these trees compare most favorably
with the most successful in other
countries, both in quality ami quantity
oi product. But not until about six
j'ears ago was anj' attention given to
this industry in that State. About that
time a few "thousand were planted at
Lake Worth, a part of which aro now
in bearing. Sinco then residents of
Kej West have planted several thou
sand on the different kcj's, which aro
ncarlj all composed of this coral sand,
varying in width from ten to a hundred
feet; and it is thought these kcj's will
soon be devoted entfrclj to the growth
of the cocoanut. Messrs. Field & Os
borne' already have about eighty thou
sand growing on Key Biscayne. An
advantage which Florida possesses over
the West India Islands and other
tropical regions where the cocoanut is
grown is nearness to tho United States
market. Those who visit od tho New
Orleans Exposition saw manj fine
specimens of tho cocoanut palm, some
of which wcro twenty or thirty feet
high. They grmv to the hoight of one
hundred feet in their native region, and
tho tree is an interesting object. It
bears both male and female flowers, tho
leaves curving downward being from
twelve to twenty feet long. The fruit
is borno from a long pointed spathe
which is curious. N. Y. Tribune.
A Dlnagrccable and Kxpemlve Addition to
a Happy Family.
The mother-in-law has had her day.
Sho has had manj' daj's. She will havo
manj more. All joking and senseless
puns aside, the mother-in-law is a very
handy creature to have around when
the babj' is taken suddenly sick, when
j'our wife has a chill or when j'ou want
to borrow funds to settle for hist
winter's coal before filling the bill this
season. I used to make wretched jokes
about the mother-in-law. I thought a
funnj- scribe could not get along with
out having his occasional fling at her.
I don't say hard things about tho
mother-in-law now. i nave; got one
now. I have got something else. The
mother-in-law is an angel compared to
what I've got. When frnarried I didn't
agree tc marry my wife's sister. That's
the case in a nutshell. I've got a sister-in-law.
Did you ever havo one? Be
verj- careful." Don't'. Mv mother-in-law
never cost mo a single cent. My
sister-in-law, if she continues, will
bankrupt me. One year ago I bought
a parlor set. Mj- sister-in-law and her
friends have created disaster among
mj- parlor furniture. She sparks by
mj coal fire. She reads gush to her
beau under my gas. She wears out my
gate hinges. She has the best room in
the house. Sho must have a sealskin
like my wife's. She says Chawly don't
like tohear the baby cry. She goes to
the seaside with my wife. She bosses
ny servant. She she woll; if any
mother-in-iaw could be more expensive
and disagreeable than my sister-in-law
I'd like to meet her. "I'd trade my
sistor-in-law off for a yellow dog; then
I'd shoot the dog. H. S. Keller in St.
Iyitis Whip.
A Canadian Frenchman thinks that
when he has been vaccinated it does for
th whole family
Bare Sport far IteaaieM WUkttwtmTM
Wolf of the Ware.
For those who are hardy enough not
Co dread a night's exposure in an open
boat there are few finer sports than
conger-fishing off the coast of Devon
shire and Cornwall and all along the
edges of tho English Channel. There
are many "old salts" scattered along
the coasts of the Mediterranean and
even in theso sober and unroranntic
islands many snch exist to this day
who are always ready to aver that a
big conger, when hauled up from tho
rocky bed of the ocean and introduced
into a boat, is in the habit of opening
his gigantic mouth bristling with teeth,
of making a desperate onslaught upon
tho first man that he spies, and of
barking like a dog. It has, indeed,
often been asserted that a conger Ihrco
or four feet long, and weighing about
twenty or thirty pounds, is a truly
awkward customer to face when ho is
drawn into a boat. Alone of fishes, ho
and his congeners of tho eel tribo havo
as much power of locomotion upon
land as they have in the water, and no
sooner do they sec a human being near
them on the clement to which they are
foreigners than they mako up their
minds to "go for him" without delay.
It is probable tiiat the captured conger
is prompted by nervousness rather than
by ferocity when he glides towards tho
enemy, and the noise which issues
from his open jaws is attributable to
tho escape of air from his swimming
bladders and uot to his possession of
barking powers, such as dogs are en
dowed wilh.
The best way to pursno Is to set
forth about five in tho evening of a
still, soft October day, and to row out
to sea for a distance of two or three
miles, until tho boat reaches the spot
where experienced guides know that
soven or eight fathoms below lie the
reefs and rocks in which the congers
reside. The first step is to set tho
night-lines, which aro attached to
corks floating on the surface. The
line is about tho third of an inch in
thickness and has strands fastened to
it which are wrapped round with
waxed twino or cotton from the hooks
upward for two or three feet. It has
been found bj experience that wrap
pings of this kind are preferable to
gimp as protections against tho power
ful jaws and sharp cutting teeth of tho
Having sot the night-lines, the fisher
men next try their luck with hand-lines,
and for thetirst hour or two after dark
ness has fallon the fun is at its best.
Under theso circumstances it is not un
usual for a huge conger to get tho
hook firmly fixed in his jaw, and a
desperate struggle between him and
his captor then takes place. Tho
hooked fish gets his tail twined round
anything firm and solid that is within
reach, and snaps vigorously with his
jaws at the lino, which is drawn light
by the fisherman's strong arm. If the
tackle holds, which is not always the
ease, the tussle ends in the capture of
tho fish. Although he is bjf no means
so formidable in reality as ho seems in
appearance, no wise fisherman allows
him to wriggle about at the bottom of
tho boat without iustantly taking meas
ures to stun him. I
Occasionally an inexperienced boy
will allow his wrist to get within reach j
of tho conger's gaping jaws, in which j
case the bite inflicted upon the arm will
leave marks never to be effaced. With i
what purpose, however, it will be asked, j
do amateurs quit their comfortable
beds and duvoto the nights to catching
a fish which resembles a sea snake and J
is almost worthless for human food?
The answer is that, as poetry is, ac
cording to Coleridge, "its own exceed
ing great, reward, ' so the fun of tug
ging a big conger up from the ocean's
depth is sufficient compensation for a
night's exposure at sea. Nothing is
more inexplicable and mysterious in
the cookerj' of the ancient Romans
than their extraordinary partiality foi
the "munena," or seo eel. In the days
of the Roman Empire enormous sums
wero expended bj wealthy gourmet?
in keeping up the artificial iish pond?
whero this dainty fish as they regarded
it was inclosed. There is a well
known story that among the Romans
the "munena" was considered to be
most delicate of flavor if it had been
fed upon human food. A rich frcedman
named Pollion was said to be in the
habit of giving orders that such of his
slaves as he thought deserving of death
should b thrown into the stews oi
fish ponds where his eels wero kept.
On one occasion a slavo belonging to
Pollion had the misfortune to break 3
valuable vase, upon which his cruel
master ordered him to be "filing to the
eels." It chanced, however, that the
Emperor Augustus was ono of Pollion' j
guests, and he not only reversed the
tyrant's order, but commanded the at
tendants to break every vase in his
host's mansion. It is impossible foi
modern fishers of the conger to pretend
that It is palatable. Despite the vague
rumor that the oleaginous and strong
flavored flesh of the sea eel is largclv
used as the substratum of turtle soup,
those who occasionally pass a night in
catching him would do well to abstain
from all attempts to dress him for the
table. London Telegraph.
An Almost Unknown Asiatic Keglonand lit
At the last general meeting of the
Russian Geographical Societj' M.
G rou m Grjimailo gave a very interest
ing account of the geographical features
of the Pamir region, which he had re
cently visited. His narrativo included
the state of its flora, Its zoological re
sources and the material condition of
it inhabitants. The "speaker began
with a minute description of the moun
tains, the euonnous glaciers, the water
courses, the trade routes and tho geo
logical condition of the countrj, as
well as the plants and animals, which,
with few exceptions, aro tho same as
would bo found in Europe. But wo
are told in tho Russian account of the
proceedings that what most interested
tho audience was the lecturer's descrip
tion of tho life of the Kara Khirghiz
and Tajiks, nomadic races inhabiting
tho Pamir. M. Groum Grjimailo gave
a graphic account of their existence,
condemned to seek shelter in their
tents during a long winter, and seem
ing to emerge from a state oi lethargy
ut the first beams of a spring suii,
when Iheir joy may be compared to
that of children. They celebrate their
return to active life with a pastoral
fete. As a general rule the men are
light-hearted, but ignorant of the
simplest subjects, disdainful of
manual labor, which thoj' leave
to the women, but still cunning
enough, and great singers as well as
performers on musical instruments.
The possession of a fine voice is held
in the highest esteem among them,
and their national instrument is a sim
ple kind of mandoline. These people
arc essentially of a pastoral disposi
tion, having reconciled themselves
with a certain philosophy to the hard
ships of their lot. Some of the tribes
enjoy a somewhat higher prosperity
from the greater fertility of the spot in
which thej' havo fixed their camps.
Between the Kara Khirghiz and Tajiks
M, Groum Grjimailo -gives pref crones',
to the latter, as more laborious and
inured to fatigue, as well as more hos-
Sitably disposed toward foreigners.
ondon Times.
Ruth and Boaz are the names c"
two post-offices of Cuyell Couni.
A Colored Jookey Tells How He LostThiOT
Ponoris Dally.
A wcll-patronir.ed barber in a down
town shop Is frequentlj' remarked be
cause of his diminntivc stature. A boy
in size and appearance, ho is yet twenty
seven j'ears old. His "fighting weight"
fluctuates on both sides of a hundred
pounds, but never exceeds one hundred
and ten. His face is bright arid a good
exponent of hi3 ready mind.
Tho.rcmarkable thing about this col
ored boy is pot that he is undersized or
unusually intelligent, but that he is
the embodiment of a singular physical
his tor v. His brothers are strapping
big fellows, and hi6 father, his uncles
and cousins, and even his aunts, are
larger and heavier than the average of
tljcir race. "Tom" (for in using his
true name his identity is concealed as
completelj' as if ho were John Smith)
in early life gave promise of a thrifty
growth, but tlits was interfered with by
a method that leads to the conviction
that one, "bj' taking thought," can
take a cubit from his stature, though
he may not add one.
While "in his cups" lather cups
"Tom" told his stoiy:
"Riding is the life for me. If I was
worth a million, I wouldn't be satislicd
onlj' whon I's astride a hoss, and that's
what got mo into trouble. I'd have
been as big as Bill you know my
brother Bill?- if ilhadn t been for hoss
racing. I've been riding ever since I
was twelve j irs old, and havo mado
more mom
six months
first race .
grounds. 1
man! but wo
ti a
:iv nt tnat m
i t. i ii iMier. l won the
. ii ii mi iiio Statu fair
r.ide Limber I wig, and.
lil bo ruling j'ct
if I hadn't been thrown and hurt two
j'ears ago. That's when I got this
crooked leg."
"But how about vour sizeP You said
j'ou once expcclial to bo as big as
'Fleshing me in preparing for races
stunted mj growth; I've had to loso as
high as seven pounds in two days. It's
casj' enough to gain weight, but maj-be
Jrou didn't know that wo jockej's can
osc flesh. How? Woll, suppose the
riding weight is to be ninotj'-seven
pounds, and me weighing ono hundred
and live pounds throo dnjs before the
race. I'd get up earlj' in tho morning,
6trip naked and run around the race
track as hard and as long as I could
until tho sweat poured off atovoty pore.
I'd then run to a manure pile and be
buried in it up to my chin. Then I'd
laj' exhausted ami sweating for hours.
Sometimes I'd go to sleep in the ma
nure. After awhile they'd take me out
and put me to bed, where I'd stajr for
six hours, In sweating and sleeping
this way I've lost three pounds in a
half day, and the next day as much
more. I kept on eating just the same
as usual, and after a long sleep would
feel brisk and well, but mighty lean
like. But no man can grow "who is
lighting to fall off in flesh this way, and
at the closo of the racing season I al
ways found mj'sclf smaller than at the
beginning. Bj' keeping it up for j'ears
during mj-growing j'ears I mado a runt
of myself", as j'ou seo mo now. But I
wouldn't give up riding as long as I
had two legs and a pair of hands."
Indianapolis News.
Tarlons Incidents from the Life of a Noted
When the Rev. Mark Guy Pearso was
about fourteen years old, having been
In a school in Germany, ho camo to
London on his way to tho "beautiful
wilds of Cornwall," his homo. Ho
staid in Londan long enough to spend
all his faro, except sufficient to pay his
fare home. He traveled by train tc
Bristol tho rail only went as far then
He went on board the vessel to carry
him home, and thought, when he had
paid the money for uis passage, that
that included all. Ho was very hungry,
and ordered his meals that day.
At the end of the journey a dapper
little steward, with a gold band around
his cap, came to him and presented
him his bill. He told him ho had
no money. "Then,"' said ho, "j'ou
should not have ordered the things you
did." He asked him his name. He
told him. He took him by the hand,
shut up his book, and said: "I never
thought that I should live to seo you."
Then he told him how, when he haO
lost his father, his mother was in grea:
distress, and the lad's father had oce:
so kind to her that ho mado a solemr
promise that if he ever had the oppor
tunitj', he would show kindness to one
of his; so he took charge of him, paid
his bill, gave him live shillings, and
put him into a boat with some sailors,
who rowed him in fine sryle to tin
shore. His father met him, and lit
"Father, it is a good thing to have a
good father;" and he told him of what,
had taken place.
"My latl," said he, "I passed the
kindness on to hiin long ago, in doing
what I did, and now he has passed i
on to j'ou. Mind, as j'ou grow up yot
pass it on to others."
Well, one day he wai going by train,
and intended to take a firsl-elass ticket,
as he had a donl of writing to do in the
train, when he saw a lad at tho third
class tickot-oflice rubbing his eyes to
keep down tho tears. lie askvd him
what his trouble was, and the lud told
him he had not enough money for his
faro bj- four pence, and he wanted so
to go" as his friends were expecting
him. He gave him a shilling, and the
lad went, got his ticket and brought
him the change. He told him to keej
it, and said he was going to rid witl
him. Then the carriage he told Hit
lad the storj' of how he was treated ii
tho boat.
"And now," he Kiid. "I want you, if
ever j'ou have tho opporltmitj', to pass
it on to others." He got out at the
junction, and as the train left the sta
tion, tho lad Waved his handkerehie
and said, "I will pass it on." OldJon
The Cuttinsr UurlfMiuo on th Caroline
Affair 1'roilucfil nt Madrid.
There is something eally praise
worthy in the manner in which Span
iards make capital out of the famous
Carolines incident, Diplomatists have
had their full share in it, public house
keepers, under whoso hospitable roofs
countless political meetings of all pos
sible and impossible parties wcro held;
newspapers, filling their columns with
long reports of the said meetings
they all and many others have profited
by it. Now, lastlj', the members of the
theatrical profession are having their
turn, for since the new piece, "Las
Carolina's" has been played at the
Madrid Variedades Theater the public
crowds to everj performance in order
to view the question from a new point
ofview. The plot of the piece is this:
Two little gins, Hispama and Ger
mania bj' name, arc furiously quarrel
ing over the possession of some dolls,
and neither partj' can be appealed un
til some one happilj suggests that papa
which stands for both "father" and
pope" in Spanish should solve the
difficulty of the ownership of the dolls.
Papa's verdict is that the dolls belong
by rights to Hispania, but that Ger
mania should be allowed to play with
them. It would seem that the play
wright had a better conception of the
true importance of the question which
troubled King Alfonso's last days than
most of the Spanish and German poli
ticians concerned in it. JM MullO-uil.
President Scelye, of Amherst Col
lege, says that if girls would run every
day thoy would never die of consump
tion. M. Do Lessen?, who is eighty yean
old, predicted tho other dav that he
would live to sail through the Panama
; Probato Judge Richard A. Wheeled,
j of Stonington, Conn., has written four
nunureu anu imv ttiiih, ana not one oi
thorn, it is said, has ever been broken.
Lord Tennyson admits that ho once
tried for six weeks to be a vegetarian,
and thinks he might hare succeeded
had it not tx;cn so near Christmas,
when he was tempted by s roast pig.
Artemas Martin, the Librarian of
! the United States Coast Survey, was a
! market gardener when called to his
present place. He is an expert in
j mathematics and was self-taught.
Washington Post.
Miss Florence Nightingale believes
in comfort, and when she want; a pair
of new shoes she places her foot (irmly
upon a piece of leather, and has tho
shoemaker draw an outline of tho form
so that the shoo maj correspond to the
foot. N. T. Times.
Henry M. Williams, President of
tho Massachusetts Bicj-clo Club, has
ridden fifteen thousand live hundred
and sevontj'-cight miles sinco and in
cluding 1880. He took to bicj'cling for
his health and it has mado a well man
of him. Boston Journal.
President Tuttle, of Wabash Col
lege, ascertained the ac of two thou
sand two hundred and fortj'-two minis
ters at death in this country', and found
that they averaged over sixty-one j'ears,
and that ono cf every seven attained
his eightj'-eighth j-car. Chicago Mail.
The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle states
that tho incomo of General Toombs
averaged from 1810 to 1875 twenty
thousand dollars a year. His last large
cases were tried when assisting tho
State's Attornojr in tho railroad lax
cases, in the Duprec will cac, and tho
Eberhardt murder case, in all of which
he was finally successful. Ho uaod to
say that w had often mado five thou
sand dollars at a single session of court
in Elbert County.
Alva Banks, a young man who
lives at Plcasanlvillc. N. Y., was re
cently refreshed by a nice nap of fire
days and live nights. Tho odd case of
Mr. Bank is of pathological interest,
because he has slept so twice boforo.
It is said that he suffered from inflam
mation of the covering of the brxhi
while getting over that most undigni
fied of ailments, tho mumps, ten years
ago, at which time ho firnl fell into the
long sleep. Ordinarily Banks is fresh,
sprightlj and chipper. Buffalo x
jHress. A "close friond" of the late Mr.
Vaitdorbilt is quoted as saying that af
ter his last vovago to Kurope Mr. V.
told him In: hail chauged his will, and
gave this explanation: "I had decided
to divide my property among the boys,
and had done so. But some of them
who had about five million dollars that
they thought thoy could make use of,
put it into stocks in Wall street. It
cost mo nearly twenty millon dollars
to got thnm out of the scrape. Since I
have been abroad, too. I have obtained
some impressions in favor of keeping
the bulk of the property intact. 8o I
have made a change in my will to
carry out that idea.'? If. Y. Herald.
Young men who think their sweet
hearts are divine, love to make divinity
students of themselves every night in
the week. Chicago Ledger.
A Western settler's cabin was rc
centlj' swept entirely away by a tor
nado. This is what wc should call
carrj-ing a house bj' storm. Prairie
A correspondent has di.scovored
that there were dudes in ancient Rome.
That is all right, but we fuel moro
grieved over tho fact that they didn't
stay there. Philadelphia Call.
"My horse can answer a question
very plainly," remarked a jockey.
"When I ask him if he wants oats he
nods his head up and down. That
means yea." "Suppose he does not
want oats, how docs he express him
self P" "Bj' a simple neigh." lHttsburgli
A Michigan man's life has been
saved by a silk necktie backed with
pasteboard stopping a pistol ball. Peo
ple who had supposed that a silk neck
tic backed with pasteboard could serve
no other purpose than to hide soiled
linen from the ej'c of the public will
now see how greatly they were mis
taken. Boston Transcript."
Dumley bad related aside-splitting
joke, and the company laughed con
sumcdly. Fcathcrly seemed to be par
ticularly amused. "Rather good, oh,
Fcathcrly ?" said Dumley, very much
S leased. "Y-j'cs, indeed," replied
eatherlv, as soon as he could articu
late. "It's g-good every time, Dum
ley g-good every tinio. ' N. Y. In
dependent. Old lady (to street gamin): "Lit
tle boy, don, t you want to join tho Sun
day school, and grow up to be a good
man?" Little bov: "What Sunday-
school is it?" Old lady: "The Method
ist." Little boy: "No. I tried tho
Methodises laV year, an didn't git
nuthin' but a stick o' broken candy an'
a apple. I'm goin' to try the'Piscopal
this j'car." Golden Days.
An eminent scientist attributes the
remarkable longevity of a woman who
recently died at the age of one hundred
and nine to the fact that she never
wore a high bonnet in a theater. We
also understand that the vigorous
health of a Philadelphia man now in
his ninety-ninth j'eav is duo to the fact
that he never went out between the
acts to mako astronomical observa
tions through a glass." Norristown
Magistrate You aro accused of
assaulting Pete Johnson. Prisoner
Yes, yo'honah. Poto 'lowed I wuzzent
no gcninian. But I only hit him
wunce, sah, at the co'nah of Fo'tj'-scc-ond
streot an' Fou'th avenue. Mag
istrate Fortj'-second street? The
policeman says he picked him up at tho
corner of Twenty-third street. Pris
onerAm dat so? Well, I didn't
mean tcr hit him as ha'd as dat, Jcdgc.
'Deed, I didn't. N. Y. Times.
Said a Dallas, Tex., woman to a
female friend: "You should make your
husband quit chewing tobacco. If you
tell him to quit, ho will givo it up, I
suppose." "Yes, if I ask him to, Dut
I am not going to ask him to quit
chewing tobacco." "When ho kisses
you, don't tho taste of tobacco mako
you sick?" "Yes, but I want him to
keep on chewing. He kisses thrco or
four other women, and the tobacco
makes them sicker than it does me, for
I've got used to it already." Texas
The Congo River.
Stanley says that the length of the
Congo river is twenty-one hundred
miles, and that the Mississippi and tho
Nile together would scarcely equal its
tribute of water to the ocean. From
the mouth of the river a steamer draw
ing fifteen feet can steam up one hun
dred and ten miles, at which point a
land journey of fifty-two miles is taken
on account of the rapids. Then an
other steaming or rowing voyage of
eighty-eight miles occurs, which is suc
ceeded by a land journey of ninety
five miles. After that it is possible to
team np another ten hundred and
sixty miles. Along this route thirteen
stations have been constructed among
peaceful tribe. Brooklyn Mqt
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Ecucwcr, as observed by me in rcrriasny
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Sandhcin, 1010 Spruco st., Philadelphia,
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a number of preparations to prcrcut my
hair from falling out, and, realizing that I
was fast becoming bald, I tried, as a ht
resort, Hall's Hair Kenewer. I havo used
only four bottles of tho Rcnewer, and am
perfectly satisfied that it'll tho lnvt prr pa
ratlon In tho market for cheeking tho
falling out of hair, Invigorating tin !..n!r
roots, and promoting a new prowth."
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