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TBI MOTTO OF W EODIKO RIKG.
A lorer kits tbe kukIco rln
lulo Hi olcl.ml'bV bind
"(it m , he aai4, 'a irndur (bought
Wtihiu lbl golden band."
Tbe fold.nvUi (raved, .
With CArt ful ert,
"lid Dttiu ui part." '
Tbs wedding belli ran clearly oat,'
Ibi biubaud ild. Ob, mil.
Together w Miall ihre die grlaf,
Tbe hepplntwi of lire,
My bund, tnj heart,
'l ill Death iu put.''
'Tfrti ibe that lifted now IhU band
(O lot tbat lb la Uiould lx I)
Tarn on Itplaued I lie golden batd.
And whlapered 'euderljri
"Till Death u Join,
Lo, thou art mine,
Aud I ainwilue."
"And when Dexth Joint, we never mora
Shell know an a blng heart
Tbe bridal of tbat ttlr love
Death haa no puwtr to ton.
That troth will be
, Fur Hire and uie,
Ho tip the hill and down tha hill
Tbruuxh llliy chauglog reart
Tin j ehered tauli otlier'a happlndM,
l ii 7 dried each other's tears,
Alal A L.I
Tbut Ueatb'a cold dart
bucb lore can artl
lint one vsd day the klood lions
rtrltM nl iiarrow bed;
tbe !'( tbe rirg f" ru off herbsnd,
and tj toe ..dmltb add:
oil. n au. who grayed
Willi raieful art,
'Jlli l eatb ntptrtl" ,
"Nnwgrart four e ther word for me;
' illlmb uajnlii.'" lie look
1 be irtclou kouiiu baud oooe iuoio,
r.b aoU-inu, willful loeit.
And wruuthl with cate,
i ir lore, uotnlii
"Till Ln-atb ui Join."
When my worthy undo, Christian
IIuum, Burgomaster of Lantorbach, diod,
' I wan already chapel-master to the grand
Duke Yori-l'eter, aud I bad fifteen hun
dred Morins lixod, wbiob did Dot prevent
me, 88 tbe saying is, from pulling the
devil by tho tail.
Uncle Christian, who knew my position
very well, had never sent me a kteutzor,
ho I con Id not help shedding some tears
when I hoard of his post-humous gener
osity. I luherited from him, helasl tiro
1 hnudred and fifty acres of good land,
vineyards, orchards, a corner of forest,
aud his big Iioiiho in Lauterbaoh.
. "Dour uuole," I exclaimed with emo
tion, "now I see the full depth of your
, wimlom, and I glsrify you for having
. tightoncd your purse-Btrings. Tbe
'money you would have sent me where
would it bo? It would be in tbe hands of
tbe I'hilistinoa and Moabites. Little
Kutu Frossorinealono could give news of
itj wbilo, as it is, .you have saved it
After (SprosHing these well folt eorti
menU, ami many others not leas touch
ing, I started on horseback for Lauter
bauji. Strange thing! The demon of avarice
with whom I had never had the least ac
quaintance, then well nigh rendored
.himself master of my soul. "Easpor,"
he whisporcd in my oar, "here you are,
rich. Until now yon have been pursu
ing vain fautusms Lore, Pleasure, Art.
All is smoke. One must be very silly to
euro for glory. There is nothing solid
except Ittm), houses, dollars loaned on
flr.it mortgage Uive np your illusions,
dig your trenches further, enlarge your
nobis, amass your dollars and you will
be honored, respected. You will booome
burgomaster, like your uncle, and the
peasant, in scoing you puss, will take his
lint a mile off, saying, 'There goes Mr.
Kniiper Haas, a rich man, the biggest
horr in tho country!' "
These ideas were coming and going
through my bond like personages in
maeio lantorn, ami I found they had a
grave, reasonable air, which was se
ductive, This wan in tha middle of July;
the link was singing its endless arietta,
tho harvest wits waving ou tbe phtin, tho
warm breeze was bri igingmt tho voluptu
ous dry of the quail and partridgo
through tho wheat, tho foliage was
shiniug in the sun, the Lauter was mnr
m in-in if in tho shado of the great worm
eaten willows, and I saw, I heard noth
ing of all that; I wanted to bo burgo
master, I was routidiug out my stomach,
infilling my cheek and murmnriug to
niysolf: "Here is Mr. Rasper Haas pass
ing; the rich man; the biggest herr iu
tho country! Hue! Bletz! Utiel"
And my little mare was galloping.
I was curions to try the threecornorod
hat and big scarlet waistcoat of Master
"If they fit me," said I to myself,
"why should I buy any?"
Toward four o'clock iu the uftcrnoon
the little village of Lauterbaoh was dis
enable at tho bottom of the valley, and
it wus not without emotion that ray eyes
rested on the largo, fine house of Chris
tian Haas, my home, tho center of my
future activity aud my property. I was
admiring its picturesque location on the
main, dusty road, the immenso roof of
greyish shingles, the sheds covering the
wu,'on tho plows,, and the harvests;
behind tbe poultry yard, (hen the gar
den, tho orchard, the vines half way up
tbo hill; the prairiea in thj distance. I
tromblod with Joy at this spectacle.
And as I was going down the main
street in tho tillage, men, women and
children were siluting me.
. "Bonjour, Mousietir K -taper. Bun
jour, Mousiuur Haas."
' And all tha small windows were lined
with wondering faces. I am at home already.'-
It seems as if I had always been
the proprietor, one of the notables of
Luuterbach. My life as chspxl master
is only a dream, my enthusiasm for
mnsio only a youthful folly. How money
does modify a man's ideas !
However, I halt at tbe notary's door.
Uo holds the titles to my property and is
to baud them over to me. I 'tie my
horse at the post, I jntnp on tha porch,
and the old scribe, bis bald bead un
covered , bis lank limbs wrapped in a
, drvssiuggowQ of green stuff, with big
fbvers ss:l vises ill ,ver it, dvaaop to
"Monaiear Rasper Haas, I have the
honor to salute yon."
"Your servant, Monsieur Backer."
Have the goodness to corns in, Mon.v
. 1 (aaS.'
"After you, Mona. Backer, after you."
we crossea tua vasiiunlo, and X per
ceived at the end of neat, airy little
room, a table petiingly set, and near
the table a f reaU-looking.'grscefol, roay
"Monsieur Kaspsr IIiM,"iJ the ven
, I bowed.
"My daughter LM'as.-adJed tht got d
And while I. folt my old artistic Uate
revive, aomired the little pink nose, tut
rosv lios. the biff blue evea of Madamoi
elfo Lothc, her light form, her dimpled
hands, Master Becker invued me to a
eat,at the table, saying that my arrival
had been anticipated, and that before
plunging into serious matters it wonld
Le well to use some reiresnmeuts ana
glass of Bordeaux, eto., all of which
annrpciotcd and clodlv accepted.
We seated ourselves. We chatted on
the bounties of nature. I mentally re
fleeted on the old papa, what a notary
might earn in Lauterbaoh.
iiir...lAm.i,uAlln mnw I idrl Irin a
winff of this chicken?''
"You are very kind, monsieur, if you
Lot bo cast her eyes down. I filled her
glass. Hhe touched it with her rosy lips,
Tho papa was joyous. He talked of hunt
"Of oourso, Monsieur Uaas, you win
adopt the onstomsof the country. We
have plenty of garao, and the streams are
full of trout. Yon might purchase the
right to bunt from the administrator of
the forests, .bvoningt can be passed very
pleassntly at the brewery. Tbeforost
and water inspector is a charming young
man. The lUBttce of tbe peace is
anporior whist player."
. I listened, and thought that such
calm, peaceful life must be delightful.
Mademoiselle Lotho looked very nice.
bhe did not talk much, bnt bor smile
was so kind and artless that I tbongbt
she must surely be gentle and affection
Finallv the coffee was served; the
kirsch wasscr. Miss Lotbe withdraws
and the old scribe passes insensibly from
trifles to serioas affairs. He talked of
my uncle's estates, ano gave an atten
tive ear. No testament, no bequest, no
mortgages; all is clear, straight and in
"Lnokv Rasper!" said I to myself,
"happy Kasporl '
Then we stepped in the notary's office
to examine tbe titles. The close air, tbe
desks and pigeon holes soon dissipated
all fantasies of Jove. I seated mysoll in
an armohair and Mens. Becker pensively
adjusted bis spectacles.
"Ilere is the title to your meadows of
Eichnalt. You have there, Monsieur
Haas, a hundred acres of land the finest
and best irrigated in the district that is
a revenue of four thousand francs. This
is the title to your vineyard in Sonne
thai tbirty-flve aoros of incs. You can
make two hundred bootolitreg of wine
every year. This, Monsieur Haas, is the
titlo to forest land in Momolstein; this
represents your property in Hacmatt;
this your pasture land in Thiefenthal.
Here are jonr deeds to the Grunerwald
farm, and here is tho one to your house
in Lautotbach. This house, tbe largest
in tbo village, dates from the XVI. cen
tury." . "Tho devil!" Master Becker, that
proves nothing in its favor."
"On tho contrary, John Borohart,
Count of Barth, had established bis hunt
ing residence there. It is true that a
great many generations have succeeded
each other siooo, but necessary repairs
have not been neglected, and it is now
in a perfect state of preservation."
I thanked Mods. Becker for bis ex
planations, aud, having placed my pa
pets in a voluminous portfolio wbiob the
notiiiy lent me, I. took leavo of him,
raoro oonvinced than ever of my own ira-
Iiortsnco. I reached my house, put the
icy in the lock, and, striking the sill
with my foot, I exclaimed with enthusi
asm, "This is mine!" '
I went through the rooms, opened the
clothes-presses, and seeing the linou
piled up to the celling, I repeated, "This
is mine." I ascanded to the second
story, still repeating like a lunatic,
"This is mine! This is mine! Yes, yes,
I am a proprietor." "All my auxiety for
the future had vanished; all my appre
hensions for the morrow were dissipatod,
I should no longer ilgute iu the world
by my fcoble conventional merit, by a
caprice of fashion; but by tho real, ef
fective possession of wealth, which all
tho world covets.
0, poets! O, nrtista! Wbnt are you
in comparison to tluit big proprietor who
possesses all, and whoso crumbs nourish
your inspirations? You are only tbo or
nament of his banquet, tho pastime of bis
idle hour, tho bird warbling in his
bushes, tho statue which decorates his
garden. You exist ouly by him and for
him. . Why should he envy you the
smoke of pride, of vanity; he who pos
sesses the only realities of this world.
At that moment, if tho poor Chapel mas
ter Haas had appeared to me, I should
have glanced at him over my shoulder.
I should have asked myself, "Who is
that lunatic? What has bo iu common
with me?" ,
I oponed tbo window. It wai nearly
ni:lit. Tho setting sun was gilding my
orchard and vine. At the top of tha
hill a few white stones indicated the
cemetery. I turned round. A vast
gotbio room ornamented with massive
moulding, met my eyes. I was iu the
hunting pavilion of Seigneur Buckhart.
A spinet occupied the spaco between twq
wiudows. I abstractedly ran my Briger
cvor it. The relaxed keys ran into each
other and gavo forth a strange nasal
sound, in ironioal imitation of some
old, toothless woman, humming a youth
At the end of the lofty room was an
ulcovo with red curtains and a canopied
bed. This sight remuule meth it I had
traveled six hours on horseback, and
undressing, with a smile of satisfaction,
I suid to myself, "To tbirk that this
is the first time that I sleep Iu my own
Not a leaf a'.irred, all was silent, and
I was soon in a volnptuons sleep.
The moon was shiuing in all its splen
dor when I awoke without any apparent
cau!e. Wavea of summer perfume
reaohed me; the air was laden with tbe
odor of new mown hay. I looked in snr-
Snse, men tried to rise to close the win
ow; when, inconceivable thing, my
head was perfectly free, whila my body
was in a leaden sleep.' Not a muscle an
swered my efforts to rise. My arms were
absolutely inert, my legs stretched im
mobile. I moved my head from side ii
side. Tha deep respiration trom my
lo ly frightened me, and my head fell
back ou tbe pillow exhausted.
"Are my limbi paralyzed?" I ksked
witu horror. I closed my eye; with
terror I rvflected on this singular phe
nomenon; my ears followed the sextons
pulsations of my heart. "How how,"
I eontinnrd, alter a moment, "my body.
bit wn bodv-rwfuses toobev me.' Kaa-
per Jlaaa, Ue Biawr vi uarjy vine
yards and rich pastures, can't even move
that miserable clod of earth, which is
certainly his own. Ob Oodl what does
that mean?'' And as I was thus reflecting
a foeble noise attracted my attention; tbe
door of my oleove opened. . A man a
man dressed in some stiff staff, like that
of tbe monks of the St, Qualher Chapel,
in Maycnoe, with a broad gray fult
turned up at the side with a falcon wing,
a pair of gloves which reached to tbe el
bows, bsd just come in the room. His
boots reached to bis knees; a heavy gold
chain loaded with decorations fell over
his breast. His brown, bony face and
hollow eyes had a poignant expression of
sadness and horriblo greenish tints. Qe
erossod the ball with measured steps, like
tbe tio taeof a clock, and bis band on an
immense rapier, striking the floor with
bis heel. He exclaimed, "This belongs
to me to me Hans Burckart, Connt of
One would have thought it was soma
old rusty machine, grinding out oaualis
tio words. I felt my flesh creep.
B it at the same moment the door in
front opened, and the Connt of Barth
disappeared in the adjoining room.where
I beard his ontomatio steps descending
stairs which seemed without end; the
sound of bis steps grew feebler as if he
had finally gone into tbe bowels of the
earth. And while 1 sull listonod and
beard nothing moro a nnmorous com
pany took possession of the room ; the
spinet resoundod; they sang, . sang of
love, pleasure, wine. .
I looked and saw in tho moonlight
young women leaning negligently toward
tbe spinet, cavaliers as tuev were urosscj
in olden timos, in cumneness gow-gaws,
fabulous laces, seated on tabourets.tbeir
legs crossed, inclining, shaking thoir
beads, waddling, pmyina; tbe beaux, and
all so coquettishly, tbat Ore mignt have
imagined an animated engraving of the
graceful school of Lorraine in the six
And the small, stiff fingers of a re
speetable dowager with a parrot nose
were thumping tho keys of tbo spinet;
and the shrill discordant peals of laugh
ter on all sides were enough to make
one's hair stand on end.
All this world of folly, ot quintos-
cenced savor-vivre and superannuated
elcganoe exhaled there its lavendor and
rose water turned to vinegar. I made
supeihuman efforts to east off Ibis night
mare.. All in vain! At the same moment
one of the young elegantes exclaimed:
"Oontlemen, you are at homo bore.
She did not have time to finish. A
Eilenoe of death followed theso words. I
looked tbe phantasmagoria had disap
peared. Then tbe sound of a hunting
horn reached my ears; horses were paw
ns tbe ground; dogs were barking; and
the placid moon was still looking into
my alcove. Tbe dour opened, as u by a
gust of wind, and fifty hunters, followed
by young ladies two centuries old, with
ong trailing robes, tiled majestically
through one room to another. Four vil
lains passed also, carrying ' on their
Bhonldors a litter with ouk loavos on
whioh was an enormous and bloody wild
boar. I hcurd the flourish of trumpets
increasing outsido, then die out like a
sigh in tbo forest then nothing. And
as I was reflecting on this strange vision,
looking accidentally in the silent shadow,
saw with stupor that tbe scene was oo-
npied by one of tboss old Protestant
families ot formeryeara calm.dignifiod,
solemn in their manners. There were
the white-headed patriarch reading the
Bible; the old mother, tall and pule,
spinning tho flax for the household;
then tho dreamy-eyed children with el
bows on the table, in perfect silence; the
old shepherd's dog, attentive to tbe leo
ture, tbe old clock in its walnut case,
couuting tha seconds; aud further in the
shadow tbe outline of some young girls,
the brown faces of some luds clad in black
felts and drugget coats, discussing the
story of Jacob aud Raouol, by way of
making love. And this honest family
seemed oonvinced of tho truth of the gos
pel; the old mau in bis broken voice
was pursuing the edifying story witn
"This is your promised land; the land
f Abraham, of Isouo and of Jacob, which
dcslfnud for you from tbe beginning of
ceutunes, in order that you may multi
ply and increase, like the Btars of heaven.
And none oan take it from you, for yon
are my beloved people, in whom 1 have
placed all my confidence.
The moon, clouded for a moment, was
then shining' clear; boariog nothing
more, I turned my bead. It's cold,
calm rays wero lighting up the empty
ootn; not a form, not a shade; the light
was llooding tbe carpet, aud in the
istaiice the foliage of the trees was
ketched ou the hill as a background.
Suddenly, the high walls became lined
with books; the antiquated spinet gavo
place to the desk of some savant, whose
ample wig appeared on the baok of an
arm chair in red leather. I beard the
goose-quill running over the paper. Tbe
man, lost in the depth of his thoughts.
id not stir, This silence oppressed me.
You tnoy judge of my stupor when,
turning ronud, this master of erudition
faced me, aud I reooguued in him tbe
portrait of the juris consult Gregorius,
consigned under the No. 253 to the gal
lery of liesse-Darnistadt.
Great God? How had that personage
got out of its frame?
Tl at was the question I was asking
myself, when Le exclaimed in a hollow
"Dominnm, et jure Qairito est jus no-
tends ct abutendi quatenus naturalis
ratio patitur." ,
As this formula was escaping from bis
ps his face turned pale aud paler. At
the last word it was no longer in exist
What more shall I tell yon? During
the hours following I saw twenty more
generations snoceei each other in the
antique castle of Hans Burckart Chris
tians and Jews, nobles and plebians, ig
norant and learned men and all pro
claimed the legitimate property, all be
lieved themselves the sovereign and real
masters of the barrack. Alas! A breatb.
of death cast them ont of doors.
I had finished by becoming accustomed
to this weird phantasmagoria. Every
time one ot tbe worthies cried, "This is
mine," I langhed and murmured, "Wait
minute, comrade, wait a minnte, and
you will vanish like the rest."
At last I was wearied, when far, far eff,
the cock crowed; tbat announced the
day; his piercing voice began to awaken
tha sleepy inhabitants.
The leaves commenced to stir, a chill
ran all over me; 1 felt tuy limba loosen
ini Uiouuvolviui, and rai-sisj uy&cl! oa
mr nlhow. mv eves wsndored with rapt
nrA nvnr tha ailun country. But what
T vu scarce calculated to elate me
In fuot, all the phantasms that I had
seen during tho nlgut were ascenuing m
a procession the little path which led
to tbe comotorv. and that silent march
in the dim twilight wassometbing fright
And as I roraained there, more dead
than alive, with caning mouth and lore
bead bathed' in cold porspirotion, tho
head of the cortege seemed to melt in toe
old wacninir willows.
There were only a fow spectres loft,
and I was boginning to brcutbo, whon
mv Unc le Christian. wJio was tue last
see tried to turn around under the old
mossy cate and signal to me to come
diHtunt. ironical voice was calling to me
"Kasoorl Rasper, come, this land is
Thon all vsuiiheJ. Aciimson band
in the horizon aunoanceH the dawn of
Is is needless to say tbat I did not avail
myself of the invitation of Master enrts
Some other personage will have to
make mo repeated signals to come, to
force me to take that road. However,
mast admit that the remembrance of my
sojourn in the custlo of Burckart singn
larly modiflod the good opinion that
bad conceivod of my ny -flportanco;
for the visions of tbaf uge night
seemed to signify that if lull t, orchards,
meadows do not piss away proprietors
do! which is enough to make one's hair
stand on end, whon ono roUects seriously.
And so. far from falling asleep in the de
lights of Cspua, X went baok to musio,
and propose to put ou tho boards of the
great tbeater ol JJerlin an opera ot wmou
tho world shall bear.
Decidedly, fflory. which positive peo
pie call chimeras, is still tho most solid
of all property. It does not end with life.
On tbe contrary, deatb connrms u, and
gives it a new luster.
w . . . a -
Supposing, for instance, tuai iiomor
should return to this world; no one, cor
tainly, would dispnto bim the merit of
having made the Iliad, and we should
all endeavor to do that great man the
honors dne him. But, if by accident, the
richest proprietor of those days was to
come and claim the Holds, tue forests,
tbe pasture lands which onco wore bis
pride, it is ten to one tbat he would be
received like a thief and would misera
bly perish under the stick.
A Maul Sugar Flantalloi.
Maui is one of the principal islands of
the Hawaiian group. There are mteen
islands in the group, but only eight of
them are of any speoiat oonsequenoe.
The island of Maui shows two oval
shaped peaks connected by a low isth
mus. . Tbe one on tho east side rises to
an elevation of 10,000 feet with a crater
of 2700 feet on tho top. The
one on the west rises to on elevation of
C100 feet, and the surface is quite irreg
ular, with numerous springs. On the
lowlands at the base of these hills is the
largo sugar plantation of tho Hawaiian
Commercial anj Sugar Company, whose
annual meeting was held on tbe 15th.
This company was organized about four
years ago by Onus Spreokles and his
sons, together with a few others. The
corporation consisted of 1000 shares of
the par valuo of $10,000 each. About
5U0 of these shares were held by Clans
Spreokles aud his sons, and the remain
der was placed among a few friends in
lots of 50 shares and less. On these
shares the sum of $2300 has been paid
in, making a total of $2,300,000. The
Speckols family havo not parted with a
single share of this stock from the organ
ization to date.
In April, 1882, the capital was changed
from 1000 shares of 510,000 each to 100,
000 shares of $100 each. A contemporary
calls this a watoring of the capital stock.
Tbe capital stock was not affected to the
extent of a single farthing by tbat aot.
It was $10,000,000 before, and is simply
$10,000,000 now. The process was only
a division of stock into smaller denom
inations. The object of the division was
to bring it on the market in a popular
form. Mr. SprtekU s was opposed to the
division, preferring to keep,tua business
as a close corporation, but of course
yieldod to the minority, or the change
could not have taken place, as be bad a
controlling interest. That ho has not
profited by the division is evidenced by
the fact that he still holds about 50,000
shares of the. new stock, which is simply
the equivalent of his original 500 shares
of old stock. He assures us tbat there
have been no transfers of his stock or
that of his sons. Sorao of the smallhold
ers, however, embraoed the opportunity
to sell out as soon as they saw a good
profit on thoir iuvestment.
Tbe first publio sales of tue s'.ook wore
iu August, 1882. The shares on which
only $23 had been paid up were put out
at about $00. The first dividend of 50
cents per share was paid August 15,
18S2, aud the sooond and last dividend
followed 80 days later, or September 15.
At the timo theso dividends were do
clared it was said there was fcCOO.OOO iu
tbe treasury, and the prospeots of the
company were good, though tbero v. ere
some liabilities against the cash on band.
The dividends were deolared during the
absence of Clnus Spreokles at tbe Isl
ands, and ho is understood to have been
much annoyed when he ascertained the
fact regardmg the decision of the direc
tors as at least premature. During tho
week ending August 22, 1882, the sales
were 200 shares at $02 50 to $03. This
was ex-dividend. About tbe 1st of Sep
tember there were' further sales of 20
sharos at $U3, and 50 shires at $03.
These sales were all in tha old board,
and were the highest recorded. The
stock benso to decline immediately after
reaching $65. Tbe Stock and BoLd Ex
change oommencod business September
19, 1882, and the sales of this stock at
tbat board for the year ending Septem
ber 19, 1883, amounted to .V3i,rJ3 at
$02, down to $15 August 31, 1883. Tbe
stock hss since sold down to $'J.50.
Tho plantation of the company consists
of 3000 acres, all nnder cultivation. Tbe
operations exUnd over a period of four
years. It takes cane fifteen months to
mature. Tbs plantation ia largely irri
gated by streams brought down from the
hills at considerable expense. Two
crops have been taken off. The first crop
yielded 8000 tons. Tne next season's
crop was expected to yiuld 6000 tons,
but owing to the excessive drouth at an
important period in tha growth ot the
caue, the prod net ot second season was
only about 2300 tons. At last advn as
the cror for tfcs third or current Bca'on,
which is now about to bo cuf, promises
a yield of bOOOJtons. After tho experience
of last year, new sources of wuter snp
ply were obtuined from the other moun
tain, so that it is now reasonably sure
that tbeie will be no failure of water
sufficient for irrigation in tho future.
The yield is from two to four tons sugar
per acre. Under favorable circumstances
the product may be increased to five
tons. A steam plow has decreased the
expense and addod to the fertility of the
soil. Another steam plow will be in
service next season. The plantation is
also now better managed than formerly.
Tbe sugar prod need is valued at Oo to
7o per poun 1, or from $120 to $110 per
ton. At four tons to the acre the latter
figure gives $500 as the value of the pro
duct of each acre. The 8000 tons pro
duced during the first soason, according
to these valuations, must havo yielded
trom $900,000 to $1,120,000. The actual
total was probably not far from $1,000,
000. Had the seoond season panned out
as expected there would have been a
gross income of $780,000. instead of
$330,000, the amount said to havo bcon
reported by the secretary. Tbe cost of
collection for the second season is suid
to have been about $900,000. In addition
the ooBt of cultivating was about $100,-
000. The indebtedness at the present
time is about $3UU,UW. Tbe $2,3UU,UUU
paid in on account of capital stock is
represented by Cuo cost of the plantation,
valuo of irrigation works and ditches,
sugar mills and other maebmory, build
ings, railroad, cars and other personal
property. Should the crop, now abont
to be cut turn out ttOOU tons sugar, and
realize $130 per ton, the gross income
would bo $1,010,000, sufficient to. wipe
out present indebtedness and leave some
thing for cultivating and other expenses
for tbe ensuing year. According to this
showing there are no dividends in sight
for the next twelve niiaUn, and possibly
for aoother twelve months afterwards.
The large stockholders are worse off than
the email ones in this outlook, because
of tbe greater amount invested.
Mo ono as yet nas ever seen suoli a
sight as a zoological collection burnt
not.at any rate, since tbe Itoman ampn-i
theater, with its reserves of ferocious
beasts, was destroyed by fire; and the be
havior of the various animals nnder such
an experience of hideous novelty must,
therefore, be certainly conjectural. When
woom Dwell s once oaugut nre,iue monir.
eys, getting loose, proceeded to plunder
the gingerbread stall within the tent, and
regardless of the flames which, by the
way, roasted only a cockatoo stufftjd
their cheek pouches so full of the seduc
tive con foe t ion that they were seen going
about 'on turee arms and holding the con
tents of their mouths in with the fourth.
When Barnura's or what is still called
by that dollar-alluring name was iu
flames at Chicago, Jumbo, the illustri
ous, carried his own bulky person safely
boyond the reach of the conflagration,
end thence surveyed its progress with
the utmost serenity. But there is a vast
gulf between the volatile ape and the de
liberate behemoth, and from tbe
diversity of character which distin
guishes tha intermediate species of
animals, it is possible that the
study of them under circumstances of
suoli exceptional dismay would result in
some curions observations. It is diffi
cult to believe that the phlegmatic,
philosophical bear wouM comport him
self iu tbo same manner as tho frivolous
baboon, or that no difference would bo
apparent between the demeanors of the
supercillious, lazy camel and the lively,
excitable kangaroo. That serpents would
display any of their proverbial indiffer
ence to the excessive heat is us unlikely
as that the salamander would sustain the
reputation of his traditions. The smaller
creatures would doubtless abandon them
selves to cremation without further op
position, but it is hardly credible that
the more powerful or sagacious would
not mako some eflort at self-preservation.
Even in the Zoological gardens,
hopeless of conflict with the bars as they
must have become long ago, tbe lions
will sometimes exoite themsolvos and
their neighbors into paroxysms of
activity at some sight or sound that stirs
the -old forest blood in their veins, and
makes them forget for tbe instant the
bonds that are on them. Under suoh a
sudden and startling revelation as their
cages surrounded by flames, it is easy to
understand that the characters of the
different animals would be vividly dis
played. Every type of beast woul t im
mediately display itself, and in the com
bined tumult of voices oomparable only
to the midnight sound of tho "Libyan
wilderness with all its lions up" would
be heard overy gradation of passion
from tho furious ' protest of the
strong to the pathetio entreaty of the
weak, is or, as having so mo of tne gro
tesque in it, would the result be unin
teresting if tbe proprietor, to save his
animals or spare their torture.wcre to do
what Mr. Woombwell s predecessor said
he would do if a fire broke out, and let
cagod things looso to run for their live.
Now and again it has happened that the
residents of peaceful neighborhoods
have been pornleied, or even alarmed,
by the apparition of a beast of prey,
African or Asiatic, quietly prowling
along a publio thoroughfare like a tour
ist fro n foreign parts, or concealed in a
private garden, like some burglar dis
turbed in bis vocation. What, however,
is such an individual visitation compared
with tho possibilities of a whole menag
erie turned ont upon suoh a populous
city as Manchester rhinoceroses in the
churches, bears in the town hall, alliga
tors in the railway waiting rooms? tio
that whether we consider tbe escape of
the Baldwin menagerie from fire, or the
alternative of their -escspe from their
cages, the result still remains one for
congratnlation; and even at tbe price of
losing the transparency ot the gallant
auuiii!, iuabebester may be considered
very fortunate in the preservation of its
popular gardens, and tbe security of its
brds and beasts. London Telegraph.
Washington bad one thousand pension
agents six months ago, it is said, some
doing business without signs, some with
no office at all but their sleeping rooms,
and some who were not known at the
bureau. More than 300 have been bus
pended from practice daring the last
eighteen months, about half as many
more disbarred, and 300 more are being
Ifoir Medldno fXakeH,
It is to be feared that to B0. ,
medicine is not an erudit " 1 PHi
learned art, but is little m?e ,?
oommonplaco administratis it
They caunot understand medio n. rM-
oat drugs, and ltsvirtno. T'0"" -ill.
popularly measured by the vlZ?'
of its operation... ItverJ I
ordinary parlance synonvmrZ U "
physio, fake from it 'its
tions, and for them you take a.
whole art and mj stery. Thoydo not &
heve in a scheme of treatment i
deep laid and skillful, wSchfe
inc udo a certain statutory dW ?
that, as a rnlo, medical men ars t L
cally compelled to give their paC"
visible object of faith in some ta 1
physio, whioh may be at most dil2
to effeot some very subordinate
And it is remarkablo hnm P0
among the educated ntau. ? i eTe
prevails. Cure, by the adm Jiff'
of mixtures and boluses is .o fiIed
anoient a tradition that it is onl .
slowly that the world will giveik n' TT7
wants to do more than follow ths lim'f
directions of "nursing'' which bay. b
so carefully indicated aud possea.sZr
ently so little remedial power Thir
nothing of the unknown about them
whioh the fluttering hope of great sdwa
luge can nestle. Tbus it is neceswy to
educate tho world into a belief in mlii
cine opart from drugs, which findiiu
power of curing in adaptation of thecom
mou conditions of life sod applied
of physiological facts-a modiJne which
takes into his hands the whole life ,nS
orders and fashions it. every detail with
scientific definiteness. It is found is
everydsy praotice tbat this popular mil
understanding of the modern spirit of
medicine constantly checks tbe little
tentative advances of a more soientifio
treatment, and it is necessary that it
should be gonerally understood hot
powerfully the various procosses of tht
economy may be affoctod by the manip-'
ulation of tbe ooiumon life. Driusb
Is nn Untenanted Coflln Personal Pros,
erty In Use!
Tbore is a long black box at the ib-
praiser s store of the custom bona
which the authorities would be very glad
to be rid of. It is mado of metal, cov
ered with a black cloth, has heavy il-or
mountings and is altogether quite i
handsome burial casket- Thera ia nnth.
lng in it and it is brand new, but what
to do with the thing is becoming a verj
voxatious and annoying question to thi
ofUoials. What with nice points of cui-'
torn house law, tbe absence of treasury
department rulings aud precedents and
disputed interpretations of tbe Revised
Statutes even Appraiser Eetcham, with
all his experience and knowledge of the ,
subject, is said to be in a quandary. '
The history of the troublesome coffin ii
W. G. Warnook, a recent pasjenger b?
the steamer Franco, of the National line,
was in such a precarious condition of
health when be left England tbat it wot
feared he would die during tbe voyaire.
So he prepared for this event. Mr.
Warnock caused to be purchased
in Liverpool the metallic casket
which is at present iu dispute.
It cost 25.. Fortunately for Mr.'
Warnock Le did not die during the voy
age. On tne contrary, ne reaenea aew
York in greatly improved health. The
casket was landed with the rest of Mr.
Warnook's baggage.and tbo vigilant cus
toms officers sont it to the appraisers
stores, aud demandod tbe poyment of
duty upon it.
Tho question to be decided is v better
or not the coffin is personal property in
II SA. Personal i)roi)3rtv. which the own
er has bad for a twelvemonth, or which
ho has in use, bo is entitled to enter free
of duty, but a coffin is such an unusual
importation under the peculiar circum
stances of this case that tbe appraiser H
puzzled. N. Y. Herold, Nov. 4th.
A Faris dispatch of Nov. 20th rayt:
ifhteen workinarmen were droaned vtr
tcriay in t'ae denutment of Fit latere.
A St. Louis court has decided
poker is a game of chnnce.
Washington is crowded as never be
fore, and rents ere scarce and high.
Nearly 300 buffaloes were recently
slain in one day in Dakota by Sioux.
A seven-year old girl is leotunng s
Texas. She inherited tbe ability to as
so from her mother.
Fourteen persons were poisoned, one
fatally .by partaking of noxious kinds of
food purchased at a Cincinnati grocery
Th anrvivinrr mrmbers of the Illinois
constitutional convention of 1847 pro
rose to have a reunion at Spring""1"'
t l.na ni.la onnlinatlOIl 10
the Canadian government for acbarterto
bridge the St. Lawrenco liver flltcea
miles above ynebeo.
"Prti. flirt vinlnfion nf
publio sparriug.Sullivan and Slade were
rrcsted in Bt. .bonis, aituougu w"'"
Crittenden was a spectator. !
St. Louis bfltf T
dioted a number of prominent citizen,
for boing interested in gsmbling eni
prises; severely censures the governor
for psrdoiiiug gamblers wno usyo
eonvieted, and recommends tbe witlij
rawal from bis excellency oi tue puiu-,
The Boston institute of technology
has over 500 students, against 40a
last vear. Over 200 new students nv
Laredo, Texas, ara about to be depn
of eduoational advantages because t
r.nli oWffy tiH nnt allow thea
attend the publio schools. ,
The Telegraph of Macon, G-,
'Everv week there are additional
dfhces'of the need for technical scb(
A gentleman engaged in manufaetur
said in onr offlca that be bad ycaD;
in his business that paid from $lw
$3500 a year tbat he could not find r.
in the elate to fill."
A c j-nraittee appointed by the kg
tore of Oeorgia io investigate and r !
njwi tbo advisalility of t-Mabliflu -school
of indnstral loience in that 8
hss wifit'-d a nnmler of such institti'
V . v..h ' r.ncland. an
I 111 v. u.a O f ,
J ft lesaH, will nnn moalj itport m