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. The) Kyatrtm of animating In Vogue; Anion
tli llrnhinln of InUln.
lVycoltln;, dill'crhi; In ome par
ticular from tho way in which it is
tlone In tint land where llm KnjrlMi
l'rm orljrinateil. Inn b ien practised fur
'cs in lixliii. There i I lii - (Treat dif-fi-ivniw
between Irish and 1 1 : tit boy
colling; (In' former 1h based mainly on
political, M'ini-i'iliiiritl or tiseal rea
f)iiH; wlurca lln' latter i practiced on
uircly KiM-iiil r rlii iM jrwund.
Then ihc Irih is H'vi!i-t!i- llian tint Hin
doo method liithisens, that no trades
man v'V. !! any 1hln;r?' t!-.f! ! yc-o;tn l
iiiuii, who in more. r 1'h like a prisoner
in hi own Iio'iinc, whcrca a boycotted
Hindoo rati buy any tiling anywhere or
jiobiany place he liken, only people
will not gn to hi house or associate
with him or hi family in any way. On
tho other haml. llm Hindoo in severer
than the Irinh boc.oltiii"r in that
the latter may lie only tempo
rary, mid raised at tho caprleo ot
the boyrollcrs; wln-rea th former i
often permanent, or can he done away
with only hy ffoin;' through certain ex-
liiat.irr rites or cosily ceremonies,
which come haul even on the richer
flliiHMW. A man may be boycotted in
Ireland fr no fault of his own; hut in
India 1iyeotliig follows upon a breach
of irserviincn of some tii'ic-honorril
cutitom.orhyany public olTcine. against
traditional notions of propriety. Indian
boveottinir in. Hilled ti teastinjr, '"it
is ,iit4i distinct from it and not half
hcvcrc. A man 1:1111 lose Ins caste only
by hrcaUiii: one of iln well-delined
rules, which u7o quite dilFerent from
iiiern eiii-lnin or observance. An
outfitted mall is necessarily boycotted:
but it boycotted man keeps liis caslo all
riht ft long an hu docs not. net again!
ils rule. Again, a man may be, out
cistcil, but not bis family, for that
reason: vl bis relation will be boy
colled if they asHociatii with him.
Lei me now tile some examples.
Home year ago u learned pundit, gave
his daii'.'hter in marriage when (die
was a few year older thin the pre
scribed marriaiL'ciible age among I he
Hindoo; and llm oll'cnsn was rendered
doubly heinous by the perpetrator be
ing a Brahmin of high order, lie wa
Nlrictly boycotted a rdingly; and, 1
delicto, notwithstanding his great rep
utation as a scholar mid a benevolent
ersou, nud in spile. of his endeavors to
propitiate the Itiiihmius in many ways,
lie is still avoided by orthodox Hindoo.
A whole family has been boycotted for
riff if ing and associating with one of
its members who returned from Ivi
gbitid and hud lost his rasht llirougli
eating with Kuglihhiiieu. One entlc
1 1 in M Ivis been boycotted forever for
gelt'mg his widowed daughter mar
ried. If anybody's sou or ilaugh-tcr-in-hiwr
iissneiale.s with non-Hindoo
publicly, the olVeiidiug individual
Is outcried and the whole family is
boycotted. If it sou does not mourn for
his deceased father in the prescribed
manner, Im Is boycotted. In some part
of liMirt men are boycotted for wenring
trousers of Kuropcuti fashion -or, in
deed, an dress that was not worn by
(heir Hiieeslom of a thousand car ugo.
A well-kiiown historical example of
Hindoo boycotting is I lint of the ,lci
poM royal family, which was boycotted
for hundreds of years by the other
Kajpoot families for I ring the lirst Hin
tloo family of princely rank whoolVcivil
a daughter in niarringii to a Mogul
Kinperur. la l!:ijputana whole tribes
lire often boyci tled if some body does
not proper i bserie the I'liditioun!
iiusluius, or tonus n cvnneelioti with a
lower caste or v. illi liou-lliutlons.
It it iiownd is boM'otiing can he
r.iis 'd in India by II judicious line of the
iilini'.'.lily gold. I ni.'i v im m ion a well-
l.UOWT, case. A d'sliiiilislied Hindoo
gentle'.nan and liiere'.ianl of a large
Iiid.n town was how-otlcd for reform
i'lg prope isilies. His old orthodox
mother, who lived in the country, on
the oeeifsion of a religion festival di
rected the servants, a usual, to distrib
ute oTeiin;M of rice, fruit mid sweet
meats aiuoiig ;h,i Itraliiniiisof the neigh
borhood. 'I'o a li i it 1 1 they refused to
iieiepltha same, o'l the ground that
her son w is iIcm r;iii',' his ca-ie. The
old lady Mas dce ly chagrined, and be
gail li be moilallv afraid i f the desti
nation of bcr .soul .'liter dea'li. tn
bearing this, her sou went down to bis
country house, and ordered tli sci
iini. to lake lie offerings aaia to l'ie
ltrahmiiis, this lime placing live rupees
n each of th plates. The expedient
Hiiswen'd wo'iderfulU wdl. Tlie er
Hi aluniiis w lui a few I, oiiis before ha I
turned away the .'eriaiils igi o;uii ioi,s.
ly, now e one miming to the merchant's
bouse and literally scrambled for the
prei llls. T'lio story seems to justify
tho ayiug of another rich Hindoo, thai
"caste w.is in bis jnui che-l."
Uovcieiing and outeasting are mad
iloubly oppressive to Hindoo women,
nud for the iuo( trilling reasons. A
marred woman iio putting the sin
door (a red powder) on the parting of
her hair is Imycolied. In the couiiirv.
if a inoiher-in-biw eat or live in the
bou.se of her son-in-law Is'foiv her
.laughter has it child, she will Ivo atone
lwcottcd. A young married lady wal
Isiyeoltcd for not observing some cer
emony Ht the birth of her child. A man
can regain hi custe by jwrfoiniing tlie
I'Xpial.Mt ril.; hut HI) outoi.st.d
woman, especially if she has binken
way ftm th renana or asm-iate
with noii-Hiiidoo. Is never taken back,
to her caste. "m.oo," in .7. Jama'
- Following iiresoiiieof the high dwell
Ing hois,, i, j;,,w York City : Osborne
Hats. t;i f,vt in height; iMkota (lata,
tVt fei t; Muni-o fl.it. l.VWoet; N inrm
flat., U.'J fit. The measurement U
from the curb loiul to nf. .V. J'.
WHITMAN IN DURANCE.
How y imlnt Virilli t Clnrmd tlia Author
of Uliir or ir."
The story that Walt Whitman i in
firm and poor calls to mind a story of
the earlv days, when the author of
"lllades of tirass" lived with his father
in Uabylon. The old gentleman occu
pied tin Minium place, west of the vil
lage about a mile and ft half. It w as in
JHJ(). The budding po-t, then eighteen
year of age, had just rfiirned homo
after hi venture in jouni9.:Hin in Hunt
ington. Hi success had not been
marked; in fact, it is questioned
w hcihcr it should not bu put down u a
Walt Whitman, n described by the
old ladies of the village, was ft hand
some youth, full of life, pert in his
niaiineV and brisk ill his walk. He
wan broad-shouldered and muscu
lar, always walking erect, with a.
sailor swing of easy independence.
Hi dre suggested a "water dog."
His collar was cut low and hi shirt
front was usually rolled back, exposing
hi robust breast. A short sailor-jacket
and w ide trousers contributed an air of
salt-water, and suggested a jolly ma
rine out for an airing. Captain Simon
Cooper is reported a saying: "lean
smell salt water ten mile uway just on
He wa a popular favorite nmong
both sexe ill the Milage, anil many
toll v Tarn are (old of those day. which,
no doubt, the now aged mid suffering
tioet can recall with pleasure.
One of the stories called to mind is
the arrest of the poet for an assault
upon a young man named Heiijamin
Carman. The Carman farm joined the
farm occupied by the Whitmans. A
trout pond formed the boundary. In
this pond Walt delighted to lish. On a
certain day while Whitman wa sitting
in his boat angling, young Carman con
reived the idea of lllllioying
him. lie first, threw stone so as
to disturb the water near the
fisherman. Seeing no cfl'cct upon
the stolid lisliermau, he got in his
own boat and commenced leisurely
rowing around in the vicinity of the
I I, to the total destruction of lishing.
Even this annoyance failed to call forth
any reproof or remonstrance, ami Whit
man lishfd on as though nothing was
aiitioi ing hint. At lirst the lad w as
cartful to keep beyond the reach of the
lishiiig-pole, but finally, his suspicions
being quieled by the manlier of the lish
eriiian, who in a casual sort of a w ay
plied him wiih various questions, ask
ing if he w ere not a namesake of Ileuja
iniu franklin, mid engaging him in
cheerful conversation, the boy edged
eearerand nearer, until, coming w ithin
the sw ing of Whitman's lish-pole, the
poet caught him unawares mid thrashed
him linuiercifiillv, breaking his pole
mid inflicting quite severe injuries upon
the boy, dismissing him with the ad
monition that the next time he refrain
from interfering with his lishing.
But this was not destined to be the
'list of the matter. The elder Carman,
in rage at the ciistigaii n of hi son.
swore out a warrant lor i unman a ar
rest before Justice Joel Jarvis, of I Flint
iiiLloti. In thus,, ilavs Ihibvloii was a
and of 'H um and romance," mid many
piaint characters clustered about the
ullage. The new s of the important ar
rest traveled like wild lire, and when
h constable produced his pri -oner lie-
lore the magistrate tho little "-by-!'
court-room was crowded. (leueral
H'u hard .'dull, afterward mendicrof the
Assembly from Sullol';, appeared a
attorney for Carman, while Whitman
pleaded his own ease. Tim jury was
made up of men who thought more of
oimnoii sense than of law. The fore
man was John falw ants, an l.n::l,sli-
iii in, f ill of stubborn pcrsis!
i lie, prepared to insist upon haing
his own wa. The progress of ihe
Hid was not devoid of interest; in
fact, for j eais the ease of "The People
Against Wall. Whitman" was one of
the most celebrated on the "luerrv oh!
'ill h sale." Central I'dall made a
clear ease. I lie evidence W'as Hot dis
puted. Whitman, when be summed up
his de feus... told the jury the facts in
the ease, lie admitted he had trounced
the boy, lut plead in jut i 1u':U it u that
Carman had iutcrbved wi;h his vested
rights and ha I made him-elf a nui
sance, and the nuisance had simply
been abated. The jurv tiled out. 1 le y
were out but a few moments and re
turned into court.
The justice resettled his steel-bowed
spectacles so bal he could more roaili
1 look over tilt-in ami asked: "(ieutle
men of the jury, have vou agreed upon
" e "ave," sahl l-Mvv !irds.
"What is ill'" asked his Honor.
"We lilld did not "it 'im 'nnl
eiioiieh," said the foreman.
The uproarious laughteruhich greet
ed ibis Verdict the justice' could not
quell, ami ill hi righteous itidig.
ifci ion broke his spectacles in hi
endeavor to sullleieiitly express his tlw.
approval. When quiet was restored he
explained to the jury that tiny must
find a verdict of "guilty" or "not
guilt)," when the spectators were ivgain
convulsed by the answer of the sturdy
Yorkshire gentleman, who stubbornly
insisted that tl only verdict of the
jury wa that "Whitman 'ml not 'it 'im
'an! enough," and after repeated at
tempt to get matter right, the prison,
cr was discharged, ami the verdict
Maud to-day that "the plaintiff was
net hit hard enough."
Whitman' father w as n rnare, large
Ituied, very tall ami powerful man.
His mother is remembered as a slight,
refined, lady-like woman of most pre
Ms,cing manner, .V. )". Il ert.
Tweiity-vight of the thirty-nine
i-ountie of Washington Territory have
elected w omen U chool superintend-(lit.
' MR. AND MRS. BOVVStR.
How Jtek Mr. It. TrltiinpltrU 0T Her
Amllllua anil Is-ameU l-urtl.
Mr. Bowser i a great man U "break
out in spots." The other evening, after
he had lighted it cigar ami got his feet
'.iraccd on the mantel, he Middciily ob
served: "Mr. Bowser, ha it never occurred
to you to call me Judge?"
"Never!" I promptly replied, for h
had complained of the biscuit at supper.
"While I could probably liavo gone
to the Supreme Bench, or been com
missioned Colonel," Im oft1y con
tinued, "I did not care for the honor.
I am not one, Mrs. Bowser, to clutch at
titles ill order to lift myself up, but I
didn't know lint it might please you Uj
he known a Mr. Judge Bowser."
"I don't want tho title."
"Very well, Mrs. Bowser. If you
have no care for social distinction I'm
sure I haven't. If your ambition is to
plank yourself in the house with that
wall-eyed baby and pay no attention to
the demand. of society I might a well
join anotlier lodge."
I felt ft bit colieience-FtrieKon ovu
the way I had acted, and after awhile I
went out and told the cook to call him
Judge, when she caine in with the last
scuttle, of coal. When she came .-ho
managed to bump him to give heran
exciiso for saying: "Exciisu uie, u
stablo excuse me!"
There wa a solemn silemn for Jive
minute after she left the room. Then
Mr. Bowser observed:
"Perhaps, on the whole, Mr. Bow
ser, it would be as well not to attempt
to call mn by any title. Hired help i
so stupid, you know.
On a late occasion, asoitrlireside wa
a scene of peace and happiness, Mr.
Bowser softly remarked:
"Mrs. Bowser, whenever it comes
handy you'd better throw out hints to
your lady friends thai you wt to edu
cated abroad. "
"Weil, it will increase their respect
"But I wa educated in the little red
school house at IVrrv ville, you know,
and have never been out of the State."
"Don't talk so loud, as Jane may be
listening! I told a friend only t.!
other day that I was educated abroad,
ami had been through all the art gal
leries of Kurope."
"What place did you say you studied
"Why, my dear, that's in Africa!"
"It is! Now that shows what you
know! Zanzibar is in (lermany. Mrs.
Bowser, I don't want to crow over you
on the subject of education, but when
Vou display such lamentable ignorance
of geography 1 have to feel glad that
tnv school ilavs were not wasted."
"I say it's in Africa!"
"And I'll prove it by my atlas!"
"If you do I'll give you lifty dollars
I got out the atlas, and there, over
on the east coast of the Dark Continent
was Zanzibar, as every school-child
I'll take that lifty," I quietly re
"No, you won't! Some fool of a map-
maker has gone and got drunk ami
mixed things up, and I'm not going to
pay for it. When I know that Zanzi
bar is in Oermany I know it just as well
as the atlas or anybody else."
Did this friend of yours nk vou
what old master you preferred?"
'les, ma am, and I was posted there.
too. You may think 1 go sloshing
iroiind with both eyes shut and mv
tongue hanging out, Mrs. Bowser, but
,':at's where you are dead lame. 1 told
"What now! You don't spose I
said Sam Patch or Biill'alo Bill, do
"But Longfellow was not a painterat
all, he vv as a poet."
lieilrt'W in bis breath until his face
was as ret I as a lice!, ami he jumped up
and down mid flourished his arm like
a wind mill, and linally got Voice to
roar out :
"I'll bet vou nine hundred thousand
million quadrillion dollars to that old
back comb in oiir hair! Mrs. Bowser,
such assumption and assurance on our
pail is unite. able!"
".lane may hear you."
"Jane be hanged, ami you, too! Mrs.
Bowser, 1 demand an apology for this
"Wait till I prove that Longfellow
was not an artist, but a poet."
"I'll give )oii a million dollars if you
I got down the volume of poems by
Longfellow which Mr. Bowser had
given me a year before, ami then 1 went
to the encyclopedia mid made a tight
case on him. He vasal fust inclined
to give in. but directly he stun k the
table such a blow that baby screamed
out, and then shouted:
"1 see how it is! Yon are looking
for Longfellow all the time, ami I dis
tinctly stated that it w as L,,M ,T
If the printers have got drunk aiid left
the name out am I to blame?"
"Mr. Bowser, I believe I will sav I
was educated abroad. 1 will do it" to
"Oh! you will! Well, you needn't
do any thing of the kind! Folks would
all know by your freckle that vou sat
in the sun in some cuuntry "school
foundry! Mr. Bowser, you've broken
up the peace of this tiresid,. by your
malicious conduct, unit you needn't sit
up for me to-night. I may not come
home before to-morrow." Iklroit Free
Some men are born mean and some
achieve meanness. ,, ,.,, .,,.
liiss iliru-l upon them. 2ifj,tt Sijimtjs.
The Old !. ' "lr l"r'" tna
Teul. or Ilia Moiunil.
In day of yore, long ere the hill of
Eii'dainl were tunneled, it river
. .. .. -o ..- I. ...... I. ..I to
crossed, or it vain B
make way for railway trains, it wa
sweet to listen to the mild music, which,
emanating from some Oypsy camp in a
.....lulled dell, niinzh'd with the rich
note of the nightingale and other birds
if song, just. a the sun, on his vermilion
iNir, sank below the horizon in the dis
tant west. Although inroad have been
made on the haunt of the (J) y tribes,
and there music i not heard so often
now a formerly, '" '"n' "f
linger in the tent, and live in th"
heart of this singular people. Their
Home i now mid then enlivened
by. music and dancing, especially
when the women have had "good luck,"
ind the men have been successful in
their speculation. It is then they tn-
,1 ii iru. more than tliey usually o, in
both eating and drinking. A few of
'fortune's smiles" will make them so
light-hearted, and they become so
nicrrv. that a tune on the violin is pro
posed, to which all that are able and so
lisposed dance with great hilarity,
specially to that known a "The White
Cockade." Many of the men dance
ivell, and the women and girl gener-
illy move lightly and elegantly, ami
ill of them ec;n to enjoy the pastime.
The favorite instruments of the Gypsies
ire the harp, liddlc, tambourine and
tin whistle. Nieli apt pupil in music
are many of them, that if they had
proper facilities ami ellicient tutor they
would be no disgrace whatever either
to tho most eminent composers or to
he most accomplished musician. In
lill'ereiit parts of Kurope. particularly
in Russia and Hungary, many Gypsies
nave become very popular a singers in
jathedral and churches, and have often
been employed to sing before 1 nnee
mil fashionable assemblies, both privatu
ind public. In Spain some, of the Gita
lin are theatrical performers, and cases
ire not infrequent in which they have
ittaincd "Treat cliicieiicy and popularity.
In Hungary a writer relate of knowing
several Gypsy women who were popular
is public singer, ami one in particular
whose voice was of such remarkable
sweetness that she was alnio-t constantly
niraiTed in singing at concerts given in
th"' private mansion of the rich and
noble for many mile around, ami for
which she was always very liiuiiitieeiitly
READING FOR GIRLS.
The Point at Which Their lntcllrrtu.il Ca
reer Is I'liisetl.
We all know Charles Lamb's views on
the subject of early reading, as expressed
in his triumphant vindication of Bridget
Klia's happily neglected education: "She
was tumbled by accident or design into
a spacious closet of good old English
hooks, without much selection or pro
hibition, and browsed at will upon that
fair ami wholesome pasturage. Had I
twenty girls, they slmuld be brought up
exactly in this fashion." It is natural
that but few persons are anxious to risk
so hazardous an experiment, especially
as the traiiiinir of "incomparable obi
maid" i hardly the. recognized summit
of maternal ambit ion: but Bridget Klia
at least ran no danger of intellectual
starvation, while, if we pursue a mod
erate school girl along the track of her
self-chosen reading, we shall be aston
ished that so much printed matter can
yield so little ni.mtal nourishment, sue
has begun, no doubt, with childish
... . . . . . it
stories, bright and well written, pronao-
ly, following each other in such quick
succession that none of I hem have lett
any distinct impressions on her mind.
Books that children read but once are of
icant service to them ; those that have
really bellied to warm our imagmaiious
nnl in train our faculties are the fe.vv old
friends we know so well that they have
become a portion of our thinking selves.
At ten or twelve the little girl aspires to
iinething partly grown up-to those
nondescript tales which, iremming ev cr
m the brink of sentiment, seem i.fcaitl
to risk the plunge; ami wiih her appe-
ite whetted by a course of tins uns.ins-
fvni" diet, she is soon ripe ior a nine
uore excitement and a great deal more
love, so e'lMtlua!" into Uii.ida lhougli-
ton ami the "Duchess, at vviiicii point
her intellect u il career is dosed. She
lias no idea, even, of what she has
iiiis .ctl in the world of books. She tells
vou that si don't care for Dickens."
and "can't get interested ill Scott,"
with a placidity that plainly shows idle
lavs the blame for this state of allairs
in the two great masters who have
amused and charmed the world. A
for Northanger Abbey, or Knnua, she
would as soon think of finding enter
tainment in Ht'iirv K.smotiil. She ha
probably never read a single master
piece of our language; she has never
been moved by a noble poem, or stirred
to the quick by a well-told page of his
tory; she ha never opened the pores of
icr mind for the reception of a vigoroii
thought, of the solution of a mental
problem; yet she may be found daily in
'he circulating library, and is seldom
visible on the street without a book or
two under her anil. A'jne.i AV;iVrt i
A Fine Marine View.
Landlord "Why, how is this? This
no marine piece. It i almost an ex
act representation of the interior of my
Artist -"I meant it for that."
"But I told you to paint mo a bit of
sea coast, a tasty little marine nior
ireau, a "
"That". what it i. sir. Don't you.
eo the schooner crossing the bar?"
It i said that women dres extrav
agantly to worry other women. A man
who divsse extravagantly generally
worric his tailor. Soehettr Union.
AN HONEST FARi"
now lie Mn.ed to Sell Lot of Toor
Wood at Good figure.
A woman was standing with her arm
resting on the front gato when asquint
eyed old fellow, wearing tho conven
tional habiliment of tho pine hill am
carrying an enormous ox whip oaim
along ami asked:
"Have you seen any thing uv cr liltlc
bay steer round hyar?"
oKr steer wither white star in his
"Sorter limps with tho left hind foot,
but pretty peart taken al together."
"I tell you no," tho woman snapped.
"Foteh er load uv wood in this mornin'
an1 old Darh that's tho steer's name
got out uv tho wagin yard an' el'ared
hisse'f. It's tho steer I bought frum
Ben Hardin' last fall-leau Ben. Ycr
know him, I reckon?"
"No, I don't"
"Wall, rest easy erhout it fur it ain't
yourfaiilt, kase Hen git acquainted with
mighty nigh ever' woman ho ken. I
don't know wh'ar Ben got the steer, bu'
that ain't none uv my bu'nes. Ain't
seed him, have yet ?"
"I tell you no!" tho woman almost
"I didn't know but ho would er come
up thincr way, fur thai ai.i't no tdl'.iu'
whar he'll go when ho git. ft chance.
Went over to old Jim JIcLatithom's
place line day an' fell in tho well. Don't
know old Jim, do you?"
"No, I don't, and more than that, I
don'st want to know him, noryoii, either.
(Jo on away from here."
"O, yeroug'iitenter talk thater way
erbotit old Jim. W"y, he' the man that
diskivcred the persimmon puddin'.
Ain't seed nuthiii' of tho stoer, ycr
"If you don't go on away from here
I'll rail a policeman."
), don't put verse"! ter no trouble
on my ercoiint. I may be honerylookin",
but I ain't no fool. J married the put
tiest 'mn in in all our neighborhood, an'
when 1 leaves Inmie, I alius tells my
wife that if I liml a puttier 'oman than
she is, that well, I never expected tor
see one, that's all, but I have. Mili
um." taking oil" hi yellow slouch hat
and making a bow, "yoa air that
"O, what an old fool you are!" the
woman laug'ii'.igly replied.
"Yes, mad am, I am cr fool, er fool
erbotit b.'aiity, but not erb nit nothiii'
else. Same in '.i air erfeerd tor tell er
'oin iti that silo's purty, b it I ain't.
Thar never wiu notliiu' cowardly er
hout me. Ter t-11 ycr the truth, I ain't
lost no steer, but wh.-n I seed ycr I ha!t
ter trump up som i sort liver yarn. I've
got er co'd an' er half uv wood round
here on cr wagin that I'm goin' to sell,
but. sense I've been talkitf ter you I've
forgot all erhout the wood. Yer'U uv
cose excuse me fur talkin' ter yer so,
fur I am cr ole man while you air young
eriiull'ter be my daughter. Yer'U par
don me, won't yer?"
(). certainly. What do you ask for
You liny have the co'd an' er ha'f
fur live dollars."
"All right." the delighted woman re
plied. "Bring it around hero and throw
it over the fence."
He drove aro.i 1 1, threw oyer a qtiar
ter of a c ir l of g., !" i pina p iles, col
lected the live dollars, bowe 1 to the
woman and went away. Arkunsutv
LEFT IN THE COLD.
The TriniUlfS ami I rllnilntliin of tilt
Smallest Cnniin jmvtvillh In Kurti.
The lilUputiah principalities of Lich
tenstein, San Marino and M maeo, hith
erto considered to be the smallest com
monwealths in Kurope, are relatively
well-sized territories as compared with
another the village of Itiiivkers.lorf.
For while the nforo-inentione 1 States
count their territories by square miles
ami their population by thousands, or
li'iMiltvds at le i!, K ieck 'rs 1 r? com
prises only a few square meters, and its
inhabitants at tim present time do not
It is situated ill the eastern part of the
duchy of Altenbiirg, about an hour's dis
tance from tli." watering-place of il mtio
hurg. ten minutes walk from thtfo.it
of M unit K Mister, which rises t i a
height of .'loS meters a'o ive the level of
the Baltic, and from th" smii nit of
which one overlooks an extent of coun
try of nearly sixte-ei square miles, sub
ject to the sway of eight rulers.
Tiieeo'ii'iiune of li i vkers.l or!, twelve
farms, with the land belonging thereto,
constitute an enclave of the kingdom of
Saxony, six of which farms, in al'er
nate order, b-long tu Saxony, and the
other six to Altenbiirg. Thus far it is
not cleared up which of these tvvoS'.ates
has the right of patronage over the
church anil school. In the easternmost
part of the village, on a steep bluff, are
two house with outbuilding. No one
knows .to whom they belong, for time
out of mind nobody has ever claimed
them. Sick and weary of this the popu
lation has offered itself en masse to
Saxony, and begged to be taxed by her,
conscripted by her any thing but left
out in tlie cold shade. Court Juumd.
A woman in Klatbush, Long Island,
lias brought suit against a druggist for
$-.',.'iK damages. Some time ago she
took two prescription to the drug store
to be tilled. One was a liniment, the
other to be taken internally. A he
mixed tho label after tilling the two
bottle she took the liniment in internal
doses and rubbed herself with the other
stuff. Neither of Uiem did her anv harm.
"I suppose you must be tired of my
talking." said "hi girl after she had
Wn talking about fifteen minutes with
out his being able to get in a word.
"O, no," he replied, "I get shaved at a
barber'." Chicago Tribune.
fVtiitnnn.n Pun . ftlnlm. t - ,
. ,....w..r. - , tn m
rrt,tt-t.ii.t11 U'llO I'fteenl II- rt. . t
ib'fld viirds. utriick suimrttU il... t. .
a pin stuck in tho neuter ol an enJ1
Thorn was a Mre. t fllumlnatioB l
b Western city rro.iitly, ami t,,
norter culled it "a revelation I-..-. - "
planet where tho sordid things of
had never seen the light, bufwlier, a
superbly ivsthutio had ever hol.i '
sway. uiucajo 'Hints.
Tho word "seismic," lust nn
: t :,!. :..,! . v lr
prominent "" uusuiipiioil 01 ert'
quake phenomena, is from a (Jt
word moanin"? "to shakn." vvi.l
" - o llQfte
stretching things, Rn attack of naakr
:..i.f k. . ,ir's
Springfield (Mass.) Union.
A peculiar Band known a .....,
n o..,l" I.. of tl.o k.,:i: 1
on tho Ira Hill farm In. Dayton." V
rubbed or pressed in the hand it tot!
a succession of sounds which it won
ueiy a ugiii-iiiiuiK uoor W outdo,
Bidileford (Me.) Times.
Louisville hn 40,000 colored p.t
nlfl. nmnv of whom
Home of whom are rich. Soma m a
, -.. r.v..rivJU(,
' - - wi
best real estate in the city is owned br
colored men: there are thre
Inrirn fiirnit.urA imalcrfl Anil man. .
... j C(4
yards; groceries and saloons owned bi
negroes. Louuviue uouner-Journai
A farmer near LawrencevilleCu.
recently mounted u uorso to rescue i
n.iiml.i fit .Irrnvninrr alttto,. II
"""l"" tit ffy
just entering tho stream when his horv
pitched him over hi head. He app,
to have been struck by the auiniali
hoof and stunned, for ho sank atone?
and when the body was recovered then
was a tiiacK mark on his loreticatl.
It is said that in a Maine towntl
postmaster was Republican and t.
pointed his wife, who is a Drmocrj'.
a his deputy. With the changeofiii
i... l... I..... I l i ,
iiiiiiisuaiiuu inu nuhomm losimspii
as an oll'cusive partisan, and the bet
ocratin wlfn was appointed, iiml ik.
Ha reciprocated tnu iavor uv si'ieotin-
I 1... .1 ..J .1 ..l.. !..'... 1. . '
--- - - ..Ol.,
tier nusoauii .is ih-ihily, hois: KCPlim'
the otlice comfortably in tho family, it
suite of the revolution of narthi.
, It . I.I : .t..1 1 t.
is. doshiii wuisivT ueaiur imngni I
cheap colli ti. put a 41 gallon kcjufn"
whisky inside, sciewed a plate on ut
lid of the collin, on which were -
irraved the natno, ago and birtliphfc
of the alleged coi pse, boxed the coilii
as is Usual, and shipped it to a town ii
.Maine. Tlicro mi undertaker M
i . , , ti ... ..
ennrge oi inn uux ami drove icn mi;t
into the country bel'iye tho collin wu
opened and the liquor removed. A'. I
A lady had a po Miliar expnriencei
few day ago in Portland, Ore., whi
riding a horse. The animal was hish-
ttti'ititil ttit.l hit'..tit i it it nit m.i ti -i irA-iKL
threw the woman entirely out uf k
riding habit, ami ran oil' with it tan;
ing to the saddle. A voung man caui
.ii i I..
tne uorso nun uiu it d ick, ami u-
young woman took the habit trumt.
saddle, nut it. on. mounted tlin hor
and rode away.
The Irigate bird is considered toV
the lleetest animal that Hies. Imlei
list uiim.ll lu umpIi flint- Bixinibn It-tt-p,
belief that it can start with the peep
dawn from the coast of Africa, air
r I I . . . I . .. I 1.1 1
lllll 1 IIUI1 CMtl.SL I'lTlllIU OtlllSCU 11 U.
...Il, .j .... 1. ...... I...- tl,nA la tin W
worthy record of tlie speed of which ;
is capable. Vhimijn iimei.
A physician said lately in a papr
... . .... .....V .11... 11,1, WW Oil.
"jested to children that they arc nervoii'
there is any amount oi wisdom in it:
sentence. Liniaren w.m euner pnysiw
or mental inlirmilie should not It
ooiisianii) remiiioea oi iiieiu.
mind brood. ng over such troubles lixe
incurable when the trouble by wi
treatment would be outgrown and for
gotten. 7Vo7 'linn:!
The following 's related of an Eis:
IJridgepnrt maa: Jle went home alt'
nights ago, an I. not feeling well, toot
what he supposed to be four pills ui
then slept tiie sleep of the just. Wid
his wife awoke in thu morning slicfe
ir..n t cii'irolt fur f.ito uliitii lillttonl
which she intended to sew on bahy'i
shoes before t ie Ktibs one awoke. Sin
could pot Iiml tin in, ami the hnsban:
joined in the search, Finally he e
tiiL"iiber"d wiiere lit; had found the pi'l'
and said: "iJood leaivcns! I swa'lowtJ
llieni outtons. '''( leport Conn
t'oxt. San Vraiiciseo boys s!le the rod
! of the new City Hall, which is of l.i
i takinir it aw-.iv piece bv pit'e. '
j t'raiwist'o t'lfontrla.
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