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ltecord oT Her Jubilee.
The effigy of Queen Victoria found
on all the coins struck during her
Majesty's reign represents her as she
appeared when lifty years younger
than at present. Advantago ha3 been
taken of the present jubilee year to is
sue an entirely now coinage, with an
ofligy of the Queen as tho people now
know her. The Queen appears wear
ing the star and riband of tho orders
of the Garter and the Victoria and Al
bert. The words "Victoria Dei Gra
tia Britanniarum Itcgina, Fidci Defen
sor," appear on all the new coins, ar
ranged so as to suit tho size and re
quirements of each one. In tho new
cfligy her Majesty appears crowned,
with a vail depending from tho back
of the head. Tho new figure is a
life-like portait, and tho whole coin
age must bo regarded as very satisfac
tory from a numismatic standpoint
Tho reverses of tho new coins vary
greatly. Some, as tho sovereign and
crown piece, continue to bear the very
noble iiguro of St. George and the
Dragon, as originally designed by Pis
trucei. This design it is interesting
to traco from tho date of Henry VIII.,
when it appeared in a very Gothio
form, to its present classic rendering,
duo to Pistrucci. Tho reverse of tho
modern English shillings and smaller
coins usually bears words or figures
signifying tho valuo of tho coin.
Theso are surrounded by a wreath
and surmounted by a crown. In tho
now coinago thi3 design is replaced
by tho royal arms. Tho new
half-crown bears tho original reverse,
which has been retained as being ono
of considerable merit It consists of
tho royal arms, with tho elegant
arched crown surrounded by the gar
ter, which is again inclosed in the deli
cate network of the collar of the or
lor. Tho florin and tho double florin,
now coins, bear on tho reverse an ex
ceedingly ofTcctivo design, composed
of four crowned shields bearing tho
.arms of tho United Kingdom arranged
in a manner somewhat similar to
thoso on tho . present florin. Tho
.shields arc separated from each other
by four scepters radi.iting from tho
star of tho Order of the Garter, which
occupies the center of the coins. Tho
device has been traced back to tho
timo of tho Saxon Kings, and its
beauty attracted tho notice of Thomas
Simon, who modified it for tho coin
ago of Charles II.
The issue of an entirely new gold
-and silver coinago by a monarch after
.a reign of fifty years is believed to bo
unexampled. Medals have been struck
under similar conditions, but new
coinage has not been1 issued. No
more permanent record of her
Majesty's jubilee than this new coin
.ago can bo conceived. As we havo
vivid representations of Alexander tho
Great and of tho long lino of tho
Roman Emperors on their coins, which
aro common at tho present time, long
after the majority of their edifices and
-other works havo passed away, so
future generations may trace the prog
ress of the reign of Queen Victoria in
the two distinct issues of tho imperial
coin aire, Chicago Tribune..
Miss Catherine L. Wolfe left $1,
000,000 towards a ?G, 000. 000 cathedral
in New York, to be called the Cathe
dral of St. John tho Divine.
Fifty-ono young men aro said to
have applied for admission to Prince
ton Seminary next fall. There aro
1,859 boys in Girard College, tho
largest number over reported. Con
grcqationalist. Mrs. Hopkins has endowed a chair
of mental and moral philosophy at
Mills College, California, in honor of
Mark Hopkins, tho vonorablo ex-President
of Williams College. Tho endow
ment fund is $50,000.
It is stated that tho money given
by tho women of tho Presbyterian
Church in tho United States during tho
past sixteen years foots up to $2,150,
000 representing tho entire support
of more than two hundred women
missionaries, two hundred nativo Bi
ble readers, and more than one hun
dred and. fifty schools.
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Epitome of the Principal Events
Attracting Public Interest
A freight train on tno Southeastern
branch of tho Canadian Pacific Kail
road ran into un open drawbridge
over tho Lacliino canal, near Montreal.
Tho engineer and his fireman were
At tho inquest on tho recovered
bodies of the victims of tho Scholtcn
of the steamer testified that there
were 214 persons aboard, of whom Si)
The steamer Charles P. Chotian
burned at Sunflower Landing, Miss.
The colored fireman and a colored deck
passenger were burned to death. The
cargo of cotton is a total loss, nothing
being left but her immense hull.
A construction train on the Clove
land it Pittsburg railroad ran into a
pile of rocks which had fallen from a
hillside near Steubenvill. The engi
neer and fireman were killed, and
several persons wero badly hurt.
Two thousand crofters on the Ielo
of Lowes havo commenced n cam
paign to exterminate deor in the forest.
They allege that 6,000 crofters are
starving who ought to bo living on
land now given up to deer, and that
in adopting their present course they
are actuated by sheer necessity.
A freight train was wrecked on the
Mexican Central, near El Paso, Texas,
in which Harry Townsond, son of
Charles Townsend, was instantly killed.
Two others, taken from the wreck and
carried to Chihuahua, aro reported
A New" Orloans special says: The
striking sugar hands at Thibodeaux,
La., fired on tho white pickets guard
ing tho place. The whito men re
turned tho fire, and a brisk battle
ensued, in which twenty-live negroes
aro said to havo been killed and two
August llatzka is locked up at Chi
cago for killing his step-son, Max
Gllman. 11 vears old. The latter
came homo after three months' ab
sence, and llatzka whipped him un
mercifully with a strap which had a
buckle on it. The boy was found
dead in his bed, with his face and body
covered with marks of tho strap.
M. Itegaud entered a fencing school
the Hue de la Chausoo Dantel,
Paris, revolver in hand, and shot M
Chazalet, master of the school, dead.
Some of tho hitter's assistants, in try
inc to disarm uie murderer, received
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more or less serious injuries. ine
murderer then shot hiimelf in tho
head, inflicting a fatal wound. The
cause of the killing has nottranspired.
Louis E. Schilling, a naturalized
American citizen, called at tho btato
Department at Washington, and com
plained of his treatment by the Mex
ican authorities. Ho charged that ho
was arrested, robbed of his watch and
money, shot three times by an officer
because ho complained of his treat
ment, and dradged on the ground
with a lasoo because ho could not run
as fast as ordered when going from
one prison to another. Ho also
clfargcs that when ho was in jail two
citizens of the United btates, luooowan
and White, residents of Ohio, were
robbed of if COO and murdered by offi
cers of the jail, and their bodies-hauled
away in a car.
Firo broko out in tho Union hotel,
at Potrero, near the Union Iron works,
San Francisco, and in a, fow minutes
tho entire structure was in flames.
Tho tire quickly communicated to the
Huntingdon house, and the ontire
block was soon in llames. A heavy
wind was blowing, and before any
stream could bo turned on the build
ings, flames were rapidly working up
over tho bind' toward tho next street,
and in half an hour three blocks of
buildings wero on firo. Over forty
buildings wore destroyed, and about
the sanio number of families aro lelt
destitute. The loss is estimated at
A dispatch from Bridgeport, Conn.,
says tho main building of Barnum &
Bailey's show was destroyed uy nro.
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an alarm was sounueu, aim in jess
than thirty minutes the buildmg.which
was G00x200 feet and two stories high,
was entirely consumed. Before the
first alarm had ceased sounding, the
whole building was enveloped in
flames, and no ono dared approach it,
being fearful of the crazed animals.
Three elephants wero burned up, and
thirty-fix broko from their fastenings
and dashed through the sides of the
burning structure, roaring and trum
peting in a terrific manner. Six ele
phants and a largo Aincan Hippopo
tamus rushed about tho streets, pre
senting a sickeuing appearance. Their
sides wero burned, and great pieces of
flesh a foot squaro fell oil. 'thirty
elephants and a largo lion Btarted
across country towards iMiirtieiu ana
Easton. Great excitement seized many
residents, and thev havo barred tho
windows and doors of their houses
In tho horse room wore all tho ring
animals, trained stallions, ponies, etc.,
and all wero burned. In tho call
room wero birds, monkeys, rhinoceri,
hyenas, tigers, lions and all the men
agerie, which also fell a prey to the
(lames. A great deal of valuable tents
and other property abo burned. Tho
total loss is estimated at not less than
$700,000, with but if 100,000 insurance
The watchman discovered tho firo
while making his rounds, and started
to civo an alarm, when some unknown
nerton hit him on tho heat! with somo
blunt instrument. Ono of tho three
elephants burned was a "sacred white
elonhant." Tho lion which escaped
at tho timo the firo broko out was later
found in a barn, where he had killed
Devotod Principally to Washington
Territory and California.
Payette valley, Idaho, is to havo a
Tho travel to Salmon river mines
lie v. A. A. Duncanson, was struck
by a train and instantly killed, at
Tho Yakima Indian reservation con
tains 7S11.000 acres and is occupied by
A new courthonso is in course of
erection at Waterville, tho county, seat
of Douglas county, W. T.
Frank Lewis shot and killed Win.
Lang, a cowboy, on tho Crow Indian
reservation in Montana.
Judge Sullivan, of San Francisco,
sentenced Frank T. Northey, convicted
of an attempt to bribe a jury, to nine
years' imprisonment in San Qucntin.
At. Fort Shaw, Montana, John Gun
ning, a private in Company K, Third
Infantry, committed suicide m the
quarters of hie company, by shooting
himself through tho head with his
rifle. T .
Jacob Bondorf, aged 1G vears, was
accidentally killed, near Grass Valley,
Cal., by being shot in tho bowels. Ho
was pulling his gun through a brush
At Vancouver, W. T., Patrick Clan
cey and his wife wero burned to death.
The houso they wore sleeping in took
fire and burned to tho ground. Their
son, aged 1G, barely escaped with his
Tho total tonnage of vessels now on
the way to San Diego, Cal., from for
oign ports, is '18.G.1G, as against 2,G08
for tho samo time in 1886, making a
gain of 4U,U28.
W. P. Edmondson, of Big Potlatch,
Idaho, has a field of potatoes that will
go over GOO bushels to tho acre. Tho
potatoes will averago from two to livo
Tho loss on the goods that fell into
the Bay at San Francisco, owing to the
collapse of the Oregon steamer wharf,
will, it is estimated, not fall far short
At Lirermore, Cal., a farmer named
P. L. Hansen, missed his 19 months
old babe, and on searching found it in
tho water trough, a Bhort distance from
tho houso, drowned.
John King, a young man whoso oc
cupation was that of bartender, was
found dead in his bed at Vancouver,
W. T. King was employed in a saloon
and had been drinking heavily.
Mrs. II. E. Knight, living fourteen
miles south of Chenoy, rained a turnip
this year, says the Sentinel, which
measured four feet and ono inch in
circumference. This is believed to be
the largest turnip ever produced.
Tho Chollar, and tho Halo & Nor
cross hoisting works at Virginia, Nov.,
aie illuminated by electricity. The
city of Gold Hill and tho underground
workings of all the leading mines on
the lead will soon bo lighted by elec
tricity. At Sacramento, while a m.m was un
loading a load of hay, a daughter of
Charles Hainmon, about 3 years of
ago, approached near tho wagon, and
a balo of hay rolled from the vehicle,
striking tiie child and crushii g her to
Charles Bartels, a soldior, committed
suicido at Vancouver, W. T. A Port
land fortune teller told Bartels that
when a certain star reached its enith
ho would not livo two days. This so
preyed on hie mind that ho shot him
self through the heart with his rifle.
Ho is tho third member of tho regi
ment who hns killed himself since the
Fourteenth has been stationed at Van-
At Los Angeles, Sam II. Itohn, a
plumbor, was shot and instantly killed
by C. T. Gidney, a deputy constable.
Gidney was bending over a drunkon
man on the street at the time, and
Itohn, saying ho thought it was a
friend of his, stepped up. Gidney
warned him off, saying, "I will shoot."
Itohn continued to advance, when
Gidney fired, tho ball passing through
Holm's mouth and penetrating his
Honry Hoffman was infltantly killed
in the Halo it Norcross mine, at Vir
ginia, Nov. Ho was tamping powder
in a drill-holo in tho 1,000-foot level,
north drift, when the cartridges sud
denly exploded, blowing him eight
feet from tho face of tho drift and tear
ing away tho front part of his head
and hreast. Capt. Conway, a fellow
miiier, who was near tho
faco of the
drift at tho time, escaped
P. L. Thomas, of Itocky Bar, Idaho,
was instantly killed by a treo falling
en him. Ho was out hunting with
two companions, a short distance from
Itocky Bar, and thoy got, lost and
camped for tho night. Having but
ono blanket, they set firo to a treo to
keep them warm. During tho night
the treo fell and killed iur. Thomas,
who was sleeping botween his two
Tho'Oystorvillo (W. T.) Journal says
tho recent storm along tho coast was
the most scvero that has been experi
enced for ten or fifteen years. Cattle
on tho tide laud across from South
Bend Btood in water up to their mid
dle and many had to keop their heads
above tho witter to keep from drown
inc. Largo quantities of drift wood
camo down from all the streams. The
wreck of tho Jessio Nickerson, which
had becomo imbedded in tho sand, off
Brucoport, washed up and went adrift
iu tho channel, aud tho stoamor Favo-
nto nearly ran into it in tho fog
Nearly all tho traps on North river and
Everything of General Interest
A Methodist church is being
Pendleton has a thriving Chautau
Rosoburg has a nourishing Shakes
Tho Fostojlico at Gray, Curry coun
ty, has been discontinued.
Jackson county miners are making
preparations for their winter run.
Mr. Edmuudsou recently killed five
bears in ono day near Eagle Point.
W. It. Cook killed a largo cinnamon
bear near Jacksonville, weighing -100
A good crop of black walnuts hns
been gathered this year iu Jackson
A man SO years old and totally Wind,
filed on a homestead recently at Can
Tho roof of tho now college building
at Corvallis is being put on as fast as
tho weather will allow.
A new Postoflico has been established
at Diamond, Grant county, with John
S. Ingram as Postmaster.
John Hunsaker shot and seriously
wounded his broiher-in-lavv, Moroni
Omen, better known as "Uopco," at
the hitter's ranch on Oohoco, near
It. II. Wilson killed a largo panther
noar Jerome Palmateer's place, near
Currinville, that measured eight and
a half feet. It had killed several hogs
for Messrs. Boyor and Pahnateer.
Andrew Hamilton, who was arrested
in Baker City for a tnuidor committed
in Illinois seventeen years ago, has
been acquitted, it having been proven
that ho acted simply iu self-defense.
Medford wants a good grist mill.
Tho peoplo will give a bonus of $2,000
and a free mill site, with a splendid
water power. Weston also oilers a
bonus of $-1 000 for tho same purpose
Woodson Ellis, aged GO, while rid
ing on a handcar at Tangent, assisting
in pulling a small handcar loaded with
wood, fell oil', tho lo.ukd car passing
over liia left leg and crushing it. Other
injuries were inflicted, from which tho
physician thinks he cannot recover.
A private letter received from Fort
Klamath states that orders havo been
received from headquarters for tho
abandonment of that post on April 1,
next. Dr. Walker, formerly of this
post, has been ordered elsewhere, and
his place will be supplied by Dr. JIuiiii,
Col. G. F. Elliott, U. S. Swamp Land
Commissioner, and C. L. Richmond,
Commissioner for tho State, havo spent
the summer examining lands in East
cm Oregon, and report that of all tho
alleged swamp lands examined, not
over 15 per cent, is actually swamp
land, and they behove it will bo res
tored to settlers.
James Collaban mot with a vory
serious accident while on his way
homo from Linkville. His horses bo
came frightened and ran away, throw
inn Mr. Collahan with much forco to
tho giound ; where ho was found next
dav in'an unconoious condition, hav
ing remained out all night iu tho rain
Georgo Jackson is waging war on
tho catamounts, having killed four in
tho past few weeks, at hin farm on
iioguo river, says tho Sentinel. Theso
animals, as well as coyotes, aro very
numerous hero. Fully 500 fowls and
half as many fheop and pigs havo
been killed by them in this section tho
ast twelvo months.
Under an act passed in 1882 tho
Stato of Oregon has been endeavoring
to collect from the general government
money to reimburso it for expenses
incurred in raising troops in 18G2 for
tho lato war. It Iuih been found that
tho act in question is not sufficient
and speciid legislation will bo neces
sary. Senator Dolph will probably in
trodnco a bill for tho purposo soon
after tho meeting of congress.
Major Blakenoy and Frofossor Von
Bever havo selected a sito lor tho loca
tion of the Point Adams Life- Saving
station, subject to the approval of tho
Secretary of tho Treasury. The spot
determined upon is in tho cove to tho
eastward ol J ort Stevens, ai a ponn
about tho middle of tho donation
claim of B. C. Kindred. It is pro
posed to provide tho now station with
a new lifo boat of greater capacity than
any now in tho soivico, as well as
self-righting and self-bailing surf boat,
Tho station will be furnished with the
most improved appliances of tho lifo
saving service, and will bo nianncc
with a trained crew.
A Bible society has been organized
at Ellensburgh, W. T.
Tho Mothodist church at Port Town-
send will bo enlarged this winter.
Mrs. J. T. Shinnick died at Butte,
Montana, from injunos received by
tho upsetting of a hack.
At Oroville, Cal., Miss Bollo Hay
cock was fatally burned by her dress
catching firo from a stove.
Tho hoisting w irks of tho Bunker
Hill initio at Jackson, Cal., wero de
stroyed by fir , and 80 men wero
thrown out ol employment.
A boy named Arthur Smith was
mortally wounded by tho accidental
dischargo of a rifle in tho hands of a
companion, near Seattle.
Owing to tho neglect of ox-Governor
Stonoman, of California, to qualify as
U. S. Railway Commissioner, tho work
of tho Commission in examining tho
Oregon fc California Railroad has been
declared invalid, and will havo to bo
all done over again. Tho ownora of
tho road feel a littlo aggravated over
tho atfair, lecauso tho law compelH
them to nav tho salaries and all tho
'Alt US i IC7 TABLE-WAKE.'
Clinmilnc init CoMy Novelties Kxlillitteil
liy New Yiirk HeMer.
Cups and saucers aro shown in infinites
variety of shape, color and design. Tho
bowl-shaped cup is preferred by many
of tho best authorities, whilo others
house thoso that havo almost straight
ides. Especial attention is given to
iftcr-dinuer cups. They aro to bo
found iu almost every imaginable.
hape. and with all sortsof quaint and
fanciful suggestions in form and decora-
ion. Shell-shaped saucers havo cups
following the idea of tho shell as nearly
as possible, tho handles being in the
form of smaller shells of various sorts.
popular handle is a pair of butterfly
wings wry slightly spread, isronzed
handles are popular, and although not
novelty, aro seen upon some of the
finest of tho new designs.
forked or irregular
trees. They are cut
squarely off, having littlo projecting
tvjg.s.. very odd-looking and pretty.
There are also cups and saucers with
raised enamel, and fine vino patterns
that are among the most popular of tho
current stvles. This relief work, how-
ver, is seriously objected to by sensi
tive persons, as tho contact of spoon or
fo'k with an uneven surfaco is thought
to bi somewhat trying to peoplo of
delieato nerves. Such persons will do
well to select dishes that show relief
only on tho edges or tho outside.
Salad sets aro brought out both in
squaro and oblong-square shapes, the
plates in either being perfectly square
or round, according to fancy, or squaro
with a small portion of each corner cut
oir. Oth'jr styles aro oblong or half-
eep. with round or octagon plate
Tho styles in fruit or berry sets number
scores, each ono rivaling the other in
beauty of form, pattern aud quality of
decoiatiou. Special attention seems
to have been given to this department
of table-ware, and with the happiest
results. Some housekeepers disregard
all ideas of matching in theso sets, and
select a large, deep bowl of lino cut
lass, with somo of tho choice fancy
waies. There aro shell porcelain disho
for serving the fruit that aro extremely
pretty with theso cut-glass bowls
They aro made with raised patterns,
ind appear as though set with jewels,
so uniiiant aro tne colorings oi mo
flowers and foliage. Ico cream s.ots are
somewhat moro conventional in shape.
s cream is frequently sunt to tho tablo
in long bars, an oblong dish or platter
is most convenient for tho purpose,
Tho plates aro either square, round or
of fanciful form, or fancy glass dishes
mav bo used with equal propriety
With tho present wealth of design and
shape tho artistic householder can
scarcely go wrong selecting from the
standard makers of china, and if her
taste is cultivated her tablo may bo as
perfect, judged by an artistic standard,
as her means will allow.
Iu tho way of odd pieces thoro is
almost endless variety. Special dishes
with ehaiacteristic decorations aro fur
nished for almost every article of food.
Broad plates havo a design of a folded
napkin laid across tho middle. As
paragus dishes look liko the stalks of
tho plant either in wicket-work design
or in tho form of one-half of a large
bunch of tho vegetable as it appears in
market. Tiiero aro baskets for rolls,
covered dishes for cheese, egg dishes,
lung, slender celery boats, sardine
dishes with attached or independent
I rays, accord ing to taste. Platters
havo metal points upon which the game
or roast may bo impaled, for tho con
venience of inexperienced or careless
carvers and the absolute destruction of
Then) aro very attractive pudding
dishes with metal baking dishes to place
inside. Somo of thu new stylos in line
ware aro peculiarly attractive and
unique inform and decoration.
Dishes for sauces aro shown in vari
ous shapes. Thoso designed for tho
fish course aro made iu tho shape of a ,
(Mi, with one side hollowed out aud tho !
tail turned upward for a handle. Reg
ular gravy and sauco tureens and boats
aro made, with attached or soparato
trays. Some of them havo china ladles,
but thoy aro so fragilo that nearly all
hoiisekeopors must resort to silver la
dles sooner or later, aud tho demand for
those of china aro decreasing.
There aro few novel features in tho
extensivo and varied stock of cracker
jars, oatmeal sets, oyster dishes and
bono plates. The latter aro larger than
those that wero first brought out, and
thero is such a steady and growing de
mand for them that they bid fair to be
como a part of the regular dinner-
Largo boats or flat, low dishes for
floral decorations for the table are inter
esting. Thoy come in several sizes;
those very low and fiat, not unliko a
platter, with perpendicular rim, aro
most convenient. In thorn tho llowers
aro arranged by tho .skilled florist,
a centerpiece being added or not ac
cording to Uiuvy.vomcslii Monthly.
Very Stupid Indeed.
Even a child sometimes asorlbos the
neglect of tho ordinary social duties
and courtesies by ono of its companions
to tho true cause, but usually children
aro only frank enough to speak their
minds on the sunjeci.
A littlo chlltl. seeing another, some
what older than liersolf, looking in at
tho garden gate, ran to her in a most
"What is oo name?" sho asked, sov
nr.il limes, without receiving an answer.
Where do oo lib?" she continued,
with thu sanio effect.
Tim visitor then slowly walked away,
and tho socially inclined child called
after her: "Dlb my luh to oo mamma,
oo toopidl" Youttia Companion.
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Tho Society for tho Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals lias been organized
IN SfVAS. 1
Cntom Olnrrred by tlin Turklnh
When Making riirclinnf.
Liko most Turkish towns, Sivas has
its covered bazars, but thoy aro not ex
tensive, and aro not particularly
worthy of notice. Most of tho mer
cantile business is dono on two long-
streets, running nearly parallel witli
iich other. Theso streets are lined nit
both sides with shops. They arc nar
row and ill-paved, and, during business
hours, are so crowded with men,.
horses, donkeys and cattle that they
aro dilllcult of passage. A littlo rain.
covers the uneven cmohlestoncs wmv
mud as slippery as ice, making pedes
trianisin any thing but pleasant. Thero
ire no sidewalks. A lino of stones
through tho center is raised a little
iibove the level of the street and server
as stepping stones when tno m tut is
very bad, which it generally is. Tho
stores aro merely booths. Thoy boast
neither counters, shelves nor chairs.
1'he tloor is elevated two or three feet.
above tho street, and thero tho mer
chant sits on his heels with his good
spread around him. Tho customer
stands in tho street, or. if ho bo a man
of importance, climbs upon tho plat
form aud sits with tho merchant. Buy
ing any thing of any valuo is a very
elaborate process. It is not to bo hur
ried over, aud requires a vast deal of
bargaining. If the buyer is a foreigner
the dealer is very deferential and ment
ally marks his goods 100 per cent,
When tho customer goes into tho shop
and sits down, before any thing is said
about buying, coffee is served. Then
the merchant rolls a cigaretto and
hands it to his guest. Pipes instead aro
sometimes offered, but not often now.
as the cigaretto lias almost entirely dis
placed tho pipe in Asia Minor. After
the coffee and the smoke, tho subject of
purchasing something is gradually ap
proached. Not abruptly; that wouM
involve alosi of dignity, but slowly and
circumspectly casually, as it were as
if tho buying of any thing was a mero
afler-thought not intended in tho first
place. Tho customer has just dropped
in for a friendly call. Tho merchant is
not a merchant, but a host entertaining;
This pleasant littlo fiction is kept up
for half an hour or more, until, by
gradual approaches, tho customor indi
cates what ho wants. After duo timo
"pent in discussing tho quality of tho
goods, tho customer asks tho price in an
oll'-hand way, as if ho wero not particu
larly interested. Tho merchant replies:
"O, whatever your Highness pleases.'
or "1 shall bo proud if your High
ness will do mo tho honor of aecopting;
it as a gift." This, of cotirso, is n.
mere form of Oriental politeness and
means nothing, as both parties under
stand; it is merely a graceful introduc
tion to the haggling over tho price
which is suro to follow, for tho Turkish
merchant never has a fixed price for
any thing. To do so would bo to vio
late all the principles of his mercantilo
code. What he soils a thing for de
ponds ontirelyon the customer. When,
tho buyer insists on having a prico
stated tho seller tvill, with engaging
frankness, with a manner of silk and a
forehead of bra8, namo a figure at
least four times what tho article is
worth. Thou tho real businoss com
mences. The buyer offers a half or a,
fourth of what ho expects finally to
give. Tho "war of words to cheapen
Ihisorthat" is then indefinitely con
tinued, each gradually yielding a point
until thoy finally agree on a figure.
This bargaining, with tho loud talk
which accompanies it, is-very amusing;
to a foroignor, unless ho is personally
interested, when it becomes generally
exasperating. Cor. Jloxlon Herald.
ABOUT WOOP CARPET.
A I'roninlilo liiiliMlry Tluit In Monopollel
liy Knur Ann'Hciui I'lrniH.
Tho uso of wood carpot.is constantly
on tho increase, and thoro is scarcely
any limit to the prospocts for it. This
kind of floor covering can bo made so
as to soli as choaply as a good quality
of ingrain, or it can bo so wrought with
costly woods as to soli at ono dollar or
more a foot. Uood oak-, asn and mapio
carpet can bo sold at botwoon olghty
and ninety cents a yard. Finished in
oil, it is good enough for any ordinary
uso. For wainscoting and coiling It is
The process of making wood carpet
is comparatively simple, though,
tho work must bo done with
oxactitudo. Carefully adjusted saws'
strip tho lumber into the desired
thickness and width, tno latter
differing according to tho work re
quired. Tho stuff is then subjected .
to the saws that cut It out in proper
shape for inlaying, to form tho fabria
and figure of tho carpet. This must bo
done with much particularity, as eacli
of tho multiform pieces mint exactly
fit. The arrangomontof tho pieces and
the gluing of them is done by lads, and
looks liko slow work, but yards aro
thus woven with fair celerity. Canvas
is glued on ono sido to givo strongth to
tho fabric. Tho carpet is then sub
jected to sand paper, aud is finally lin
ishod with hard oil. Tho designing-of
wood carpet is tedious and expensive
Soinotimos tho manufacturer devises,
and works out a pattern at great ox?
poiirto, only to find that it does not suit
the popular tasto, and must bo thrown
r.sido, The popularity of woods also"
lluctuates, as it docs in interior finish.
Plain, white oak carpet is now very
salable, bocauso it is cheap, finlshe
well, and is of lasting quality. W. t
Lemon Juico and sugar, mixed very
thick, is useful to roliovo coughs arid
Bore throats. It must bo very achf-fti
well us sweeU --r
J. H. ZEILIH & CO., Philadelphia, Pa.
and was devouring a cow.
all tho set nots wero washed out.
expenses of tho commission.
aluco 1800. .