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LEBANON, OREGON, FIUDAY. JUNK 22, 1883.
LEBANON LODGE. SO. 44, A. F A. M : Mwta
at thalr uar ball in Maaroic Block, on Saturday
veiuuf, au or boiora tha lull moon.
J WASSON. W. M.
LEBANON LODflR, JTO. 4T. t O. P.! Maeta Sat
urday veiling of ih wk. at Odd Kell.m'a Hull,
Main street; vlsiUuf- brethren cordially Invited ta
attend J. J. CHAKLIuS, il. O.
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Oregon: Meeta aver; nrrt and third 1 mirsttay even-
Ing iu tha month. V
A. R. CYRUS A CO.,
Real Estate, Insurance & Loan
General Collection and Xolary Public
Basiness Promptly Attended to.
HanmtK and Headstones,
ALL K.IXf9 OF CEMETERY WOltK
FIXK MONTMEXT3 A SPECIALTY.
Ojp R ivere House,
ALB AX Y, OREOOJf.
St. Charles Hotel,
K. W. Corner Main and Sherman Streets, two BloaVa
ast of 11 K. lepot.
T. C. PEEBLER & CO. Prop.
Tables Supplied with the Best too Market
Bamfila Rooms and tba Pt.tt AceommcdaMoos for
-GENERAL STAGE OFFICE.-
Enlarging from 8mall Pictures. Ia
G. T. COTTON,
Groceries and Provisions,
TOBACCO & CIGARS,
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
taeensvware and Glassware.
Lanp) and Lamp Fixtares.
Slain St.. Ianon. resron.
ST. JOHN'S HOTEL
JOHN T. DAVIS, Proprietor
The table Is supplied with the very best the
Nice clean beds, and satisfaction, guaranteed
to all guesta.
In connection with the above house
Keeps a Feed and Sale Stable, and will
accommodate tourist and travelers with
t-.am3, guides and outfits.
BURKHART & BILYEU,
Proprietors qf the
Livery, Sale mill F83l StaUIas
Southeast Corner of Main and Sherman.
Fine Buggies, KaGks, Har
GOOD RELIABLE HORSES
For parties going to Brownsville, Wa
terloo, Sweet Home, Scib, and all
, parts of Linn County.
All kinds of Teaming
BURKHART & BILYEU.
t do not like to hoar him pray
On bended knee about an hour.
For grace to spend aright the day.
Who knows his neighbor has no flour
TA rather see him go to mill
And buy the lnckless brother bread.
And see his children eat their nil
' And laugh beneath their humble shed,
I do not like to hear him pray:
"Let blessings on the widow bo."
Who never seeks her homo, to say :
"If want o'ertake you, come to me.
I hate the prayer so lond and long
That's ottered for the orphan's weal.
By him who sees him crushed by wrong,
And only with his tips doth feel.
I do not like to hear her pray
With Jeweled ear and silken dress.
Whose washerwoman toils all day.
And thn is asked to work for less.
Suc-h pious shavers I despise:
With folded hands and face demure.
They lift to Heaven their "anirel eyes,
And steal the earning of the poor.
1 do not like such soulless prayers j
If wrong. I hope to be forgiven,
No angel wing them upward bears :
They're lost a million miles from Heaven.
THE EXP OF THE ROAD.
Rest for "Weary Feet, and Hands,
and Heart, and Brain.
He cams into the composing-room
one afternoon, nearly exhausted from
a long walk of twenty-five miles since
morning, and wet and cold with the
dismal rain and slet that was falling
He did not present an attractive ap
pearance a lacs that needed both
shaving and washing, brownol by
constant exposure and a pair of great
eyes that looked hungrily around the
strange room as if in search of some
thing be never found; a coat that
might once have graced the form of a
gentleman of leisure probably con
tributed by some "dude" printer in a
philanthropic mood, bnt which had
long since lost the trace of respect
ability an old slouch hat, battered by
wind and weather, and hard usage.
like its owner.
No one could have told, or even
guessed with any degree of accuracy,
the man's an- Ha may have been
fifty or thirty -five years old. No mat
ter no one cared sufficiently to in
quire or wonder. Hi walked slowly
across the room, stopping at last to
watch dreamily the deft fingers of one
of tho printers who was distributing
H. a Mas ,.-. Ihd nifrltra irftre-
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The worker glanced over his !
shoulder at another man who sat be
hind him, saying indifferently:
Here you are, slug seven.'
Slug seven, who had evidently been
longing for a "sub." threw himself
carelessly off his stool, deposited a
dozen lines of tvpe on the stone, and
turning to the 6tranger. said:
"Want to work? Jump on that
The tramp hesitated only a second j
murmuring something about being
tired; then wearily took off his shabby
coat, exposing to view a shirt which !
had no original color, and a vest I
eqnally grimy and delapidated. But j
when once at work, sending the type I
hiiher ami thither in the process of '
disti ibu ion. tho weary look on his face
grew a trifle less perceptible, and an j
occasional smile lurked in the corner j
of his mouth at the jokes that went
around the room.
Ontside, the November sleet beat
against windows, and the streets were
almost deserted. Within the compos
ing room all was life and fun and
laughter; merry talk mixed with the
click, click of type from a hundred
Thoughtless, light-hearted workers.
earning their money deftly and swift- !
ly. and managing to bs 'Mead broke"
each week as pay-day came around.
"Where did yon work last?" asked i
a young fellow, who stood beside the
In Philadelphia," he answered,
stopping his work for a moment, "But
that was two weeks ago; haven't had
any work since."
"That's hard luck," carelessly.
We fellows are used to that," with
a little, bitter laugh.
"Preity tired, aren't yon?" said
"slug seven." walking up and noticing
the weary look in his "sub's" face.
Yes; and I have a pain between my
shoulders that cuts like a knife. I must
work to-night, though." turning away
to pick up a handful of type.
A tall, heavily-built man stalked in
to the room at this juncture. He
glanced sharply at the new roan, tak
ing in his general outside appear
ance in one swift look, from the
brown, unshaven face to the shabby
;-hoes that scarcely concealed his feet
A sudden hush fell upon the noisy
crowd. The business manager of the
concern was not inclined to encour
age levity. Ha walked over to the
foreman's table, whispering some
thing iu his ear and received the an
swer: "He's all rig'it; a little, rougln-look-ing,
Litt a printer is a printer; we're
three frames short to-night."
- The business manager walked out,
after which the - jokes and general
freedom of speech were resumed.
Six o'clock sounded from the differ
ent city shop-bells, the whistles blew,
the old composing-room clock clanged
out six sharp notes. The office was
nearly deserted. The tramp lingered,
looking with a true compositor's pride
at the heaped -up case out of which he
might 'pull a good string," if he
were not so tired, and that old pain
in his shoulders wera not quite so
sharp, though almost taking his
breath at times.
"It looks as if I would have to waft
till lunch time for my supper, but It's
a long time till twelve o'clock to
night," he said to himself, as he
walked over to the sink to wash np.
No one seemed to notice that be must
need iopd that he would be
oblisred ' to bunk under his
i case in tho waste-box, or
press-room anywhere for want of a
little money to procure a lodging out
side. None of the smart young print
ers who held regular cases on that en
terprising sheet could be expected to
take to their respectable boarding
places a man so dirty and uncouth
looking as this tramp. Even ft their
hearts prompted any such action, tho
fear of being snubbed by their land
Indies for the generous deed over
ruled all thought in that direction.
At half-past six ou oof the men Com
ing iuto the room found the "sub"
seated on a stool, resting one arm on
his case, his haxd covering his eyes.
As lie ili 1 not look up the man spoke
with p'easant indifference.
Bi!cn out to supper?''
"No," in a choked voice, "I am
You must have some supper." snld
his questioner, "you will not be able
to work to-night Yon are nearly tired
out now, I imagine."
'Oli, no, lean work I must work
Tho man made no answer, bnt leav
ing the room, returned presently with
a lunch from a bakery.
'II ere, my man. this will set vou np
till lunch-time, when tin boys will
give you a bite, no doubt."
"Thank yon," hi answered, the
tears comirg into his eyes immedi
ately looki ng a little anhamod of it,
What a fool I am," ho said, as hr
win aain left alor.o. with onlv tht
lick of the great clock and the gliding
cockroaches for company.
At seven o'cloek the forco wero on
hand ready for work. No jokes now,
but each man buckled down to the
trs't before him, anxious to do his
best. Tho usual anmnnt of working
the hook" was indulged In; no one
hesitated to sMdier,' a little for a
phattakeof editorial or a cut which
would measure eight hundred. All
bnt the tramp his ambition seemed
to be on tho decline, as the hours
rolled by. Once his partner who
sto d next to him said in an under
tone, as he walked to his place with
a dash -rule takn:
PjII out, th? next is a head and
But the "sub" could not "pull out."
The letters refused to come to his
hand with their customary readiness.
Twice in succession he "piel" a line,
and ome he struggled full fifteen
minutes iu the pr. cess of making
"Y.nt mut be rattled." his neigh
bor said, laughing at him, quietly.
"A little nervous, 1 guess," he an
swered, saying nothing of the dread
ful weakness and weariness that was
stealing ovjr him, while the old. sharp
pain ticvr rolaxd its steady, distress
At lunch time lie could eat nothing,
although the boys were profuse in
their offers to share with him. "I am
. l,n"' r, -v
' lie said. The very words
choke. I Ui..i ; the fool would have done
Work was r.-sumad. but the tramp
was not vi h the rl IIj would go
out I t a brea h of fresh air, he had
said, but he did not return.
"1 gut53 slu seven's VuV has
j '.imped his cases." remarked one of
th; men t-- tin foreman; ""he went
ont at lnncli tim j for a breath of air,
"O:- a drink." remarked anotiier.
"No nta'ter, thirty is on the hook."
C.iek, click, went the type in the
sticks. The sleepy galley boy was
rouse. 1 for his last t:isk thai night; the
last f irm we.it -rattling down the ele
vator to the press-room, and still the
"suh" did not return.
Gone to loo for lodgings, per
haps." laughed one, as the gang stood
around the sink, each wailing his turn
at the soap an I water and tanurnlag
Hj'11 find thtn in the C ty Hall;
he looks like a rough customer." said
"A t rv quiet sort of fellow, I
thought," s:,id the man who bad
worked b-si'.le him. "Ua wa sick
and tired; all he wants is a good
"And a clean shirt."
And a shave."
Oli. co.v.e now, boys; yon may be
on the road yourselves, yet, and look
as rough as this man."
"N-t while I can stand off tha bar
ber a sd till tail r," was the answer.
B it the tramp, where was he? A
little bewildered by tha change from
tha '.ights of the compoiiug room to
the di'.nly-lightj.l street, ha stood for
a mo neat. -carce!y knowing where he
was. T.ie lire o fever was In his
eyeq, the fl.ish of fever in !is rough
c:ieeks: his head, felt h avy and hi
! Mi b.mudcd against his side tumuli-
II -walked slowly down the street.
far. her and farther, turning here and
there, heedlessly going he knew not
mUciv m any oiraetion to escape
that ringing in ht3 ears, and tho
terrible pant that cia. elicit at every
The city lights grew farther apart
the brick biiCis fad-d away idto quiet
country roads. Si ill ho wa'.ked on.
until half unc.-.nsc'ous he sank beside
the way, and could go no farther. The
g!i:ib!y bat foil Lai k from his head.
revealing a forehead broad and high;
the g:ca. s id eyes g ized up iu an un
seeing WAV at ths moot that rtrifted
ovcrluail, and lookeJ down at liini
pityingly from i:s 11 ght throjh heavy
Taon between his face aud the night
tky there crept a picture. A Ion
low. vine-covered house a porch in
front where a woman stood, one hand
on the head of a boy a slender, pale
faced lad. with great, sad eves. She
kissed his lips, and held his hand and
murmured blessings on her child as he
'eft her standins alona beneath the
vines and climbing roses.
Then another scone drifted through
the dulled and weary brain. A place
where mirth and wine and revelry
t ran high, and one there tho gayest
of lha gay a man with a pale face
and sad eyes, belying his own nature
by the words he.. uttered. A messen
ger at the door a telegram thrust in
to his hands "Your mother is dead
then followed a blank.
The moon waded through an inter
vening cloud, and by its light the dy
ing man saw still another picture.
Wrapped in the robes that angels
wear, descending to his side m the
track of a quivering ray of moon
light, she came his mother.- She
lifted his head to her breast, the
weary head that had missed caress-
ins so long, she pressed her lips to
his, and the kiss went like new wine
to bis very heart; she touched with
her soft lingers his tlrod eyes, and
they c'.osod in a long; and und s
turbed sleep, never to open again till
the last tramp sounds through tho
- N ntro weary miles; no more days
of hunger and loneliness and cold.
Rest, perfect rest, for feet and hands
and heart and bntlii. Emma Lyndon,
in Yaukce Blade.
Their Exlatnnee Una of Mtaory,
Hardtlilp and Toll.
The established religion of 11 issia is
formulated after tho doctrines of the
Greek ehurch. and the priesthood of
the empire form a uniqiio'and entirety
separate class of the community in
which they reside.
Their education is somewhat above
hat received in our public schools, but
as me opporta tity never occurs for
entrance into a university they are not
versed in classical lore. Tho R isslan
priest, or pope, as the people call hi m.
s at all times ready for the discussion
of public questions, but if ho fin Is
himself on the wrong side of the argu
ment, be will simply smile and walk
away; he thus avoids all feeling of
anger on either side. The Income de
rived from weddings, christenings and
uncrals and even collections from
other sources proves entirely inade
quate to his wants. He can not re
marry, as the law allows him but one
wife, and should she die he must f r-
ever remain a widower, an unpleasant
contingency to contemplate. II-th'-rt-fore
selects the healthiest woman
he can find, in the hope of a long life
of domestio bliss.
Travelers always feel free to stop at
the priest's house, but the heavies,
burden he has to bear, and ono which
ix s his resources to the utmost, is
the bringing up and suitable education
of his numerous family.
It often happens that on reaching
he v'llage placed onder hi care he
finds an old. d lapidated dwelling tin
tit for habitation, and thus the drain
on his pocket begins Immediately.
Sometimes the appearance of the
rest is the signal for marriaea whieli
have been delayed owing to tho proper
u n clio nary not bjing on the spot to
perform the ceremony. In this latter
case the wife and eldest daughter are
expected to attend the wedding, and
t would give the gravest iffon-e
should they decline the Invitation.
Ihey are also expected to appear in
bet 'or garb than any of the parish
ioners. This necessitates the pur-
thasj of new sarafens Oetlicont).
Thus the poor priest is forced some
times t deny himself even neces
saiies that his women folk may pre
sent a respectable appearance at tho
village gathering. Often the parish is
small and poi.r, and the contributions
from the villagers very meager. O le
peasant will, perhaps, give 5 kopek a
(2 cents), onolher 10 kopekas, but
the merchant usually doubles the
If the priest and draoons of tho
church are on friendly terms the latter
will Influence the peas nils to assist
the former in his labors. But while no
money 1s given in return for the as
sistance thus rendered, it vet entails
considerable expense for vodka
(wh'sky) ai d food, and the priest.
then-f re, prefers to do his own work
if possible. During harvest he is com
peted to accept assistance, - as the
climate is v. r r uncertain, but the
treatment he receives from the peas
ants is Indeed aggravating. Some
priests g into the business
of raising bees, and by thi
means iiicxvas9 their Income perhaps
40 or 50 rub es per year. Another
source of revenue is the collecting ol
essrs during the Easter season, atid
the making of perogs (a peculiar kind
of cake) and buckwheat caks. foi
which they find a ready sale. Happy
is the prUst if at the end of the yeai
he finds ho can make both ends meet.
When old age overtakes him he be
comes an object of charity.
The Russian peasant has but little
respect for his spiritual adviser; he i
also very superstitious, and believes
that should he meet his priest while
walking through the village some evil
will surely bt-fall him. To disarm the
bad genius and turn aside the impend
ing wrath he spits on the ground ai
he passes the priest Th s is religious-
y believed to be a sure protection
against all evil influences. The lifeol
a country priest In the erreat Russian
Empire is far from a pleasant one.
U represents every possibility between
the positive and superlative degrees oi
misfortune. 2 he Countess Aorraikow,
in (.hioi'jt Herald.
PITH AND POINT,
A new book la entitled "The Key
le Country." It is undoubtedly full
f conversations accidentally over-
She I think any man ought to be
tle to support a woman, lie vell,
dont know about that; some women
re insupportable, you know. Wasti
ng ton Globe.
"One Hundred Years" is the title
if a new Thanksgiving poem. It is a
terribly long sentence, but after read
ing the poem we are convinced that the
poet deserved it Burdctte.
Some fireman, somewhere, evident
ly smitten with somebody, gave the fol
lowing toast: "Cupid and his torch, tho
only incendiary that can kind a flame
which the engfnes can not quench."
Gus Have vou put the important
3uestion to old Moneybags' daughter,
aok? Jack No. I hear there is a
prior attachment there. Gus Yon
don't say so? Jack Yes, the sheriff
has attached every thing the old man
owns. N. T. Sun.
Professor (to students) Pray, go
on smoking, it doesn't annoy me in the
least; on the contrary, I like to see oth
ers eniov it It is the same with to
bacco as with hay; I don't eat any my
self, but I am delighted to watch other
enjoying it jV. Y. Telegram.
Servant (to woman at the door)
The mistress was taken very ill last
night and can't see anyone. Them's
my orders. Woman Yes. Will you
please sav that MissS., the dressmaker,
is at the door? Servant (after a brief
absence) You are to walk up stairs,
mum. K. Y. Herald.
If he had a mind :i
The dude he would go a-conrting.
Then said his mamma kind,
"Yon must not go," and he answered.
Til go If I have a mind."
The mother smiled serenely, .
Then said, ta accents low. y -"If
that la the ease, my darling, -
. Vou aartalaiy will not go."..
THE RATTLESNAKE'S EYE.
tts Malignant. Terrlblo and Uanraroaaly
Never seeing a snake charm a bird or
animal, I concluded it was a negro
superstition or fancy, devoid of fact.
So I continued to think until a few
days ago when a farmer friend of mine,
living four miles south of Abilene, told
me what he had lately wituessed. He
said he was riding along on a prairie,
and saw a prairie dogwithin a few feet
of him, which refused to scamper to
his hole, as prairie dogs usually do
when approached by mui; on the con
trary, he sat as if transfixed to the
pot, though making a constant nerv
ous, shuddering motion, as if anxious
to get away, ify friend thought this
was strange, and while considering tho
spectacle, he presently saw a large rat
tlesnake coiled up under some bushes,
his head uplifted, about six or seven
feet from the dog. which still heeded
him not, but looked steadily upon the
snake. He dismounted, took the dog
by the head and thrust him off, when
the snake, which had up to that
moment remained quiet. Immediately
welled with rage, and began sound
ing hia rattles. The prairie dog for
ome time seemed benumbed, hardly
capable of motion, but grew better, and
finally got into his hole. My friend
then killed the rattler. Now, was this
a case of charming? It not, what wa
It? My friend who told me this is
named John IrviDg McClnre, a farmer.
well known to me. a good and truthful
man. I now give it np that snakes do
indeed charm, or so paralyze birds and
little animals with terror, when they
catch their eye, that they become help
less and motionless, almost as good as
dead. What eav the scientists?
And to one who is familiar with the
eyes of rattlesnakes it docs not seem
unreasonable that they should have
uch power. If you will examine the
eye of one when ha is cold in death,
you will perceive that it has an ex
tremely malignant and terrible expres
sion. V hen be is rtlive and excited I
know of nothing in all nature of so
dreadful appearance as the eye of the
rattlesnake. It is enough to strike not
only birds and little animals but men
with nightmare. I have on several oc
casions examined them closely with
strong glasses, and feel with all force
what I state, and I will tell you that
there - are few men on the face
of the earth who can look upon an
angered rattlesnake through a good
glass bringing him apparently within
a foot or two of the eye and stand it
more than a moment Forest and
How Ago and wigfctmore Wero
the flood Old Days.
In the early days of credulity and
superstition the popular mind was pre
pared to receive as a remedy any thing
of a mysterious character. A rine
made on the hinge of a coffin was cred
ited with the power of relieving cramps,
which also received solace when a
rusty old sword was hung up by the
patient bedside. Nails driven into
an oak tree were not a cure, but a pre
ventive against toothache. A halter
which had served to hang a criminal
withal, when bound rouud the temples,
was fouud an infallible remedy for
headache. A still more efficacious
remedy was fouud, of course, in th
moss" growing on a human sknll.
which moss waa dried and pulverized
and then taken by way of cephalic
snuff. A dead man's hand could dis
pel tamom of tlie gland by stroking
the parts nine times; but the hand of a
man who had been cut down from the
gallows-tree was, we need not say, a
remedy infinitely more efficacious.
Some of these remedies still exist
among the superstitious poor of the
provinces, although the formula, of
course, ia not now strictly adhered to.
the game being emphatically "hardly
worth the candle. To cure warts,
for instance, the best thing was to
steal a piece of beef from the butcher.
with which tha warts were to be
rubbed, after which it was to be in
terred in any filth, and as the process
of decomposition went on the warts
would wither and disappear.
The chips of a gallows on which sev
eral persous had been hanged, when
worn in a bag round the neck, were
pronounced an infallible euro for the
ague. The nightmare, supposed, of
course, to be caused by supernatural
agency, was banished by means of a
tone with a hole in it being suspended
at the head of the sufferer's bed. This
last remedy went by the name of a
hag-stone," because it prevented the
witches, who of course wrought the
mischief, from sitting on the patient's
Its effect upon these mischievous old
crones was singularly deterrent The
poor old creatures who could not have
sat a horse the moment he began to
walk were credited with riding these
animals over the moorland at headlong
peed in the dead of night, when bet
ter disposed and less frisky people were
wrapped in slumber. A "hag-tone
tied to the key of the stable door at
once pat a stop to these heathenish
A few years ago a school ma'am In
Cumberland County, Maine, was pre
sented by her beau with deeds to sonic
California lands. Both considered
them worthless; but a woman hates tc
part with any thing, so she put thcni
away. Recently she received an offi
of $250,000 for the land, valuable
mineral deposits having been dis
covered, which she promptly accepted.
Mr. Minks I met an old school
mate to-day for the first time in forty
years and we had a grand talk about
old times. Mrs. Minks It was a man
I suppose. "O! yes, and as long as
I've lived I never saw such a perfect
example of contentment and earthly
happiness as he Is." "Did he marry
any one I know?" "No, he never mar
ried." Omaha World.
Bagley (who has just been intro
duced) Colonel Inimp, of the Dog-
town Bb'wlert Happy to meet you. My
wife sent several poems to the Howler
in earlier Years. Thev never appeared
I believe. Colonel "Trump Possibly
not You 6ee, I am compelled to send
back or destroy interesting matter
evervdav:.! receive so much. Bajrley
Indeed! Why don't you put some of
it in the Howler occasionally? Phila
LIFE ON THE ROAD.
Experiences of Mo Who Aro Competed
to Travel Kvory Uay.
Then tlicr.i Is another large group
who are "on tho road" nearly every
da. These are the men whosrj busi
ness, trades or culling are in town and
whose dwelling-houses or family places
of n boil o for the thus being are out of
town, at the shore or in the country.
On this class observations may be
made. Some of them make a dreary
and tiresome job of thir daily journey
to nnd fro, especially if the ride takes
an hour or two. They bury themselves
n silence, or they jnake futile efforts
o rend prolitless ami irahy light
i:erture," or thov resort l the sniok-
ig-car, or thy play cards all the way;
r they at once set to work lo try to go
o sleep, nnd alt "if kill tunc. " and so
mu te a wear some laltor or fov:rinli
oi of the trip. An I. in fact, it is a
iiottotonoitv dull, and very
t dtoiis I
ii iuiMS with them as they work it a t
ro lit I ess ex pen titiiic of time, most of j
tl em get! in v very tired of it before the I
iimmer Is over.
There Is a "remnant," however.
who go "on the road" to better pur
pose, who don t g-.t iired, and who
lou't try to "kill time" in any of the
wars already meutiotw A. O.ie of this
ro-ip we hava in mind at this mo
ment. During several m nth of the
year it happens that he Is obliged to
be on Iho road twice every day, his
work-shop and his dwelling place le-
iii g m tlioso months two hours travel i
apaif IIj make4 the trip to tiw cily j
cnrly in the morning and back ia the
veiling, and while he is by no means a !
youtli, he never snff-rs ennui on the j
rain, never ?n- to ivj tireo. an-l. in ,
fact, never is tired 0:1 tbensl. When
nked how that comes about hi an
swer Is: "Tired? No; the most a'rso-
lute rest I set. excei t when I am in
b tl n-d;-eii, i.s during lbs two hours of
he railroad ride home in the after-
noon mm evening, n hen I settle
lown in the car-cbair I throw off
every thing that lias Any strain of
thought in it I look at the fields ana
rees. tho corn And the clover, the
peach orchards and the potato patches.
the berr;--:ioid i a id tun vineyards,
the gardjtis, the harti-yard and the
.itlle-ntstiir-.. th- snug farm homes
tnd tuo e.f cotta'e honis along tha
iilage roads, the wild flowers and
ho wild - birds, the pretty railway
si alio is. their parterres, and the va
ried and curious jrro'ips of reoiiIe of
ill descriptions coiigratcd at the sta
tions. I have a pa.s-ins: Acquaintance
ilh every thing on that road. aiiI-
uate Atid inanimate, and every day I
ee them under s mie f i e-m aspect
i one new interest is alt a . 'S coming lo
ice. Tho restfiilaess of it all is so
perfect and absolute that von nmt
rr it btrfor. voti can understand 1
When asked about the liiiie"
aVcn np in the two dailr trip he
aid: "Yes, of course, there's a jrieat
xpeuse of time. I cudd not afford to
pen I f nir ho rs oi;t of the working
ay thai way, so 1 divide them, devo:
ag the two hoiin to the shors after
lie day's work is over !o perf et rest.
md putting the two hours lonungim
ii the morning to work, and I can do
hree hours' work easily i:i tho-ie two
heii fresh in the moridng. It is
ouderful to find h'w letters and
tapers and memoranda about busiiie
fTaii-s that were pu.z'.m and difljciil
ies to k:iow what lo do with during
lie busy ho-;rs of the dav before cleer
hemselvcs up an4 almost disp.e of
hemselves when the mind is fresh and
ree and Active In the early niornin T
n the road, A. I. Lcilcr.
ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.
I Kittialamtle Carrepnri,leofa Io
orlptloai of tlio Sool-PiK-t-.'
While the writing-room iu her own
Some is in itself a perfect inspiration.
icavy with an atmosphere distilled
from a husband s most cultivated
inste, a wife's most poetic fancy, she
can sit iu a room ahvw here with a
talkative lady, two or three chatting
rirls a sewing-machine, a trouble
some oanv, a siiig-iig bint, ana no'
mly compose, her most intense, and
i. ui-slirring verse in the melee, bnt
keep in sympathy with the spirit of
ihe place. Iu this, as All else with
h- r. people stand first, things af er-
ward. She would at nny time let her
'randest poem fall in fragments about
er I-et rather titan wound the Icet-
iii of llio m.mllesr child alw.nl hi-r.
So she answers their questions, gives
i: 1.. .l..r.. i l :n ,K
. . . ,
mirth if necessary to the success of
the j ike that she seems
with kisses the baby.
ho'd of some millinery or
making exj-eriment needing
ing lo a .icceslnl
roes right on Willi the itoom.
the itooni, from
vh cli it must have cost a supreme cf
'ort to turn aside. S"ie neither wrig
1 s nor writhes, uplifts her eyes uor
drops her head. But for an unusual
.ight In tha wme-co.ored eyes and a
-lightly increasing color, ono might
'migine her engaged in wriiing an or
dinary letter to a friend.
Tho only gesture wli'ch can be said
to betoken a moving of the composing
waters ia a dainty little thrust of the
1 ft hand outward, just as yon have
seen a bird on a perch stretch its leg.
with a little kick, ou waking. She al
ways looks at her finger nails, of
which she is very careful, on drawing
it back. lids, with a peep at a little
mirror which sho keeps on her writing
table for this purpose, invariably
I rings the word, turns the sentence or
arranges Iho idea almost as quickly as
t can be written. She likes to dress
lainlly always, bill especially when
writing. Chicago Time.
"What sort of a watch is this?'
asked a gentleman, picking up a curi
ous old time-piece in the shop of a deal
er of curiosities. "That" replied the
dealer, "is a real curiosity. It is a
watch that belonged to Alexander the
Great when he died on the barren
Island of St Helena." "The deuce it
is! Why, man alive, iu the days of
Alexander the Great there was no srch
things as watches!"' "That's just what i
makes it such a rarity. "And Alex
ander the Great didn't die at St
Helena." "He didn't, eh? Well, that
makes it a still greater curiosity!" And
taking up the rare relic, the dealer
locked it up in his - burglar-proof safe,
K V. Xfyer. t
THE ORIENTAL HAREM.
A Brief Cllmpao of Ono of tho Feeallar
Feat ares of SIohMmsnedlsm.
One of the conditions upon which a
woman enters the harem is that she
give up all family ties and connec
tions with the outside world. While
polygamy is permitted in Turkey, not
more than five per cent of his Maj
esty's Moslem subjects have barems.
General Wallace depicted in a humor
ous vein the curiosity of American
women to visit the harems. They al
ways have a great desire to see" the
poor creatures at home, and to devise
some means to raise them from their
degraded condition. After a visit marcy
of tbcs ladies change their minds
about the fearful fate of the Turkish
women. The Turkish ladies aMmh!e
in a common reception room richly
furnished. They are attended by a
throntr of slaves, while and black, who
dotheir every bidding. The mistresses
oi these nari-ms wear costumes which
the steaker, after ainilogizing for his
feficieney on the subject of feminine
apparel, undertook to describe. Their
clothing is of the richest material. Of
L the general intelligence of these women
their American siter.s who have seen
them do not speak in flattering term.
The conversation between the Turkish
women and their visitors nearly always
runs about this way:
"Where are you from?" inquire the
luxurious wives of the Mahommedans.
"Where is America?"
"It's over the ocesn."
Do you ever go out there without
weiring veils? Aren't you ashamed
before the men ?"
We don't pay any attention to the
I, 1 I III. l7-l-r.ll fllllllliin I II B I IHII IU,
i : - it . , - - . t . i .
- . . TV 1 . " . .
merely delusion. Kvery Turkish wom
an has her own quarters and her own
slaves to wait upon her. She can take
a ride whenever she wishes, and she
wears what she pleases without any in
terference. The Turkish headdress is.
with due deference to the styles of
Paris and New York, the most becom
ing of any in the world. It makes the
homeliest women handsome and the
handsome angelic. The Turkish wom
en are. next to our own American
women, the most beautifnl I have ever
seen. Glimies of them can be caught
on Fridays, the Turkish Sunday, or
from their carriages. They do "their
own shopping. It is theirs to buy as
they please and their husbands to pay
for it. It is incorrect to say that there
is no home-life among the Turks. Lay
ing aside the tie of hiisband and wife,
th-?re remains that almost as desw
psrent and child. The residents of the
har-m. which means a sacred or secret
place, are passionately devoted to their
children, upon whom they can shower
all the tenderness of a woman's nature.
From a Lecture by General Lew Wal-'i-e.
FRANCE'S MINERALS. t
3a!icttf-iel Report Shawm- an Increase in
From the Bureau of the Minister of
Public Works has been recently issned
a statement of the iron and coal pro
duction of France np to the end of
1SS1. which shows both in that and the
previous year a fair amount of in
crease. The total yield of iron ore for
11 was 3,fiS9,tKrt tons, an increase
of 5 jereent. over that of 18-Si, which
w lets by litf.OiiM tons. The produc
tion of Algeria was 6.57,000 tons for
1K1, an increase of -I2,(KX tons. Iron
ore is worked in France in S:J depart
ments, half of the whole amount
(1.7!'.Ol0 tons) beiii2 fumishe-l by
the department of Muerthe de Moselle.
Next comes Ardeche, with 197,000;
ilante Marne, lSP.ttiO; Saone et Loire,
1C2.000; Pyrenees Orien tales, 1 S3. 000.
Besides the increase of production,
there has been n similar increase of im
portation from Algeria. Spain, Ger
many, Italy and Belgium, the total
amount being 1,27,0 more than in
the previous year. The consumption
of iron ore during 1R?1 in tho various
smelting works wa 4.2Sl,00f tons, of
which 6 per cent, came from Algeria
and 24 per cent, from foreign sources.
The production of coal, anthracite
and lignite, for the year was 19,766,0K
tons, an increase of ot;,00.: over that
of the previous vear. The depart
ments of Nord andPas-de-Calais figure
f'jr 8.9t2,0i0. followed at a respectful
distance bv the Loire coal basin with
,V16.000."ard with 1,!SS,000. Bur
gundy and Nivemais with 1.552,000,
Tarn and Aveyron 1.080,000. Bourbon
nais Pol.O1!. All these minor coal
fields have fallen off in their produc
tion, and the increase for the vear is
solely due to Xord and Pas-dc-Calais.
ine import oi inei inio traiwrniwi
WS 1U,Z2I.'S. tOllS. Of WhlOtj 0.3tb,W
s ceme Irom rtelgium, it.obU.ottU irorti
; England and 1.225 from Germany.
! i oal importation has' been stendily in
,:' ...... i ; iv',
ig lor several years in trance.
tliAt of 1872 being only 7,70t.OO0. The
exports oi coal are very small ana ars
as steadily decrea-dng, bavins boon
608.000 tons in 1RS0 and 601.000 in
t 1881. The peat furl industry is also on
! the decrease. lor in lz the working
j of peat Dogs amounted to szo.000 tons,
j and in 1831 to 23o,000. The peat is,
however, still largely nsed, there be
ing upward of 1,073 reorganized peat
beds in the State, on which are 8.400
separate workings, employing about
2(5,000 bands. London Times.
Revenge is Sweet.
She wasn't very young, but she had
money. He didn't want the earth.
Dearest," he began, but she stopped
"I anticipate what yon are about ta
say, Mr. Sampson," sho said, "and I
would spare your feelings, for it can
never, never be. I esteem you highly,
and will be a sister to "
"I have four sisters already," he re
plied bitterly, "four grown sisters, and
life is a hideous burden. But. oh
Clara," he went on passionately, "if
you can not be ray wife will you not
give me a mother s-protectms love?
: l m
'm an orphan." Life.
A flock of blackbird, said to have
been three miles in length and nearly a
hundred yards wide, lately parsed over
Edetiton bay. North Carolina They
obscured the heavens like a dark cloud.
and the noise of their flight was like the
rosh of a mighty wind.
The newest kind of a thief is one
In Bellevne, O., who steals thermome
ter exclusively. Cleveland Leader.
r ollowing are some of the high dwelling-houses
in New York City : Osborne
flats, 171 feet in height; Dakota flats,
155 feet; Munro flats, 155 feet; Navarro
flats. 142$ feet The measurement is
from the curb level to roof. 2fi T.
Herald, V -
A learned Dtsensalon of Books
Aathors by Two Scholarly Booteneao
They meet In a horse-car; each give
a little scream of surprise and delight;
they shake hands furiously, kUs, giggle,
and finally settle down into the follow
ing learned discussion of books and
What yon reading this winter," any
Oh, Browning, to be surer
"So am ." (This happened ia Bos
ton.) "Isn't he just perfectly splendid?"
"Oh, perfectly!"' "
"But it's hard to always understand
just what he means."
'Yes. so it is; but then I just rave
over him. anyhow."
"Oh, I do. too; he's just grand!"
You reading Howells this winter?"
Oh, yes; Tve read the 'Minister's
Charge." isn't ii goodT
"Splendid! Only I was just utterly
disgusted with the way that 'Manda
and Statira earned on."
Wasn't you, though? It was just
perfectly aw fuL"
"Ye, and to think of that splendid
Lorn going to sacrifice himself to that
Staths, as he was; I declare I cried all
night over it!
"So did I! And I could hug Howells
for getting Lent out of that scrape the
way he did. I just think Howells is
perfectly and utterly lovely, anyhow."
"Isn't he? I read every line ha
writes the minute it is out"
"Are you reading Craddock any?"
Yes, indeed! Soma of her charac
ters are j'jst too lovely for any
"I know it! But her djscriptie
parts are so awfully long. Do you
know I always skip them?"
"So do L She has ' a full moon ia
every chapter, hasn't she?"
"Of course she has! And it's always
popping up over the Tennessee mount
ains on the slightest provocation."
'That's so! But wasn't Lethe Szryjbe
just perfectly splendid?"
"Ob, I just screamed over her. But
then she couldn't step outside the door
without the full moon or a sibilant
wind' coming up immediately."
I know. Perfectly ridiculous, wasn't
it? They say James is going out"
'Oh, I think he is just too utterly
splendid for any use in some things."
"Yes. but one has to read so much to
get so little in his books."
Oh, how funny yon are, Mame."
I don't care! It's" so, LoL He takes
two solid chapters to tell how a woman
gets up from her chair and walks across
"Oil, yon ridiculously funny girt,
you! I shall die laughing."
"But I tell yon, Mame, when I want
to read something perfectly splendid I
fall back on Dickens' 'David Copper
Oh, Lol, hush right np, or I shall
just boo-hoo right out in this car, I
shall ! I just want to be off where I
can cry real hard every time I think of
"I tell you, Mame, these modern
writers don't get right squarely down
to the heart of things as Dickens and
"No, they just don't!"
"Now vou just do you get out
"Yes, good-bye, dear."
"You'll come real sooa to see me?"
"Yes, infceti7 Good-bye."
"Good-bye." Zenas Bane, in Puck.
Why Every Asrlealtnrist Should
Strict Basinesa Account.
There are farmers who investigate
the details of their business so little
that they can not tell what branches of
it bring a. profit and what are carried
on at a loss. They know, in a general
way, whether they are as well off at the
end of the year as they were at the be
ginning, but they can not tell just
where the loss or gain was made. If a
strict account is kept in detail, it can
be easily told whether : a particular
crop cost more than its value in mar
ket and tans the farmer be enabled to
decide intelligently what crops his
farm is best adapted for. Lack of busi
ness methods cause many a farmer
logo on from year to year making
little or no headway, and claiming
that farming does not pay. Nor is
this lack of systematic business meth
ods confined to those who devote their
farms to grain-raising? How many
stock-raisers are there who can. tell
what it costs them to raise a horse or
steer and prepare him for market?
How many dairymen are there who can
tell jnst what the returns from each
cow of the herd are, so they can tell
which cows should be disposed of and
Now is a good time for a change in
this respect. More system' and atten
tion to the details are necessary in
these times of lower prices and closer
competition -with the producers in other
countries. Those -who understand their
business the most thoroughly and give
it the closest attention, will secure the
best res ul ta. Sal tonal Live-Stock
Of GENERAL INTEREST.
Exterminating prairie dogs at so
mneh an acre is the occupation of sev
eral men at Wichita Falls, Tex.
The Hanover (Mich.) Times an
nounces that it will take in payment for
ubscription wheat, potatoes, old stove
pipes, turnips, beets, parsnips, bees
wax, onions, cider, butter, lard, cast
off clothing, old rubber shoes, oyster-
cans, old iron and money.
J. T. Campbell, United States Con
sul at Auckland. New Zealand, saya in
his latest report to the State Depart
ment that twelve million dollars haa
been expended in New Zealand in the
last eight years in the effort to over
come the rabbit plague.
It was believed for. a long time
that a shaft of the Balm Lode, near
Butte, M T.. was haunted, but the
recent discovery of a half starved goat
at the bottom of the shaft ia supposed
to account for the mysterious appa
ritions that terrified the miner, j j