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About The Telephone=register. (McMinnville, Or.) 1889-1953 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 7, 1888)
One De or North of cor er Third and E Sts,
M c M innville ,
One year ......
Six mentlis ..
BATES OF ADVERTISING,
WEST SIDE TELEPHONE
s, A. YOUNG, M. D.
Physician & Surgeon,
A L4ZY GIRL’S WISH.
Girls Written Up.
You ask. if I could be
That which I would oe.
What, from all nature s sisterhood.
Would I change place with—
Would I circle in space with
The stars, as a star* or, from yonder wood,
A public school teacher of Milwaukee haa
in her note book the following composition
M c M inxvilh ,
O kmuos on “Girls,” written by a boy: “Girls are very
Office and residence on D street. All stuck up and dignified in their manner and
behaveyouror They make fun of boys, and
tails promptly answered day or night.
then turn round and love them. 1 don’t be-
Pour my soul singing
lave they ever killed a cat or anything. They
As, upward wingiug,
look out every nite and say: ‘Oh. ain’t the I sought
the blue, tit home for a bird?
moon lovely!’ Thir is one thing I have not
No, a bird U too busy,
told, and that is they always now their les
Cascade Division' now completed,
And a star might get dizzy,
sons better« boys.”—Chicago Herald.
So, I'd be neither—now, don't say a wordl
making it the Shortest, Best’
Shaving, Hair Cuiting and-----
Pray, do you suppose that
Lovely red rose that
Nods and beckons und beams on mo
Ever gets weary?
That ever a tear she
Sheds but for joy that she can be?
------ Xliaiiipoiiig Parlors.
The Dining Cur line. The Direct Route.
No Delay». Fastest. Trains. Low-
FLEMING, &. LOGAN, Prop's.
cut Rates to Chicago and all
All kinds of fancy hair cutting done in
points East. Tickets sold
the latest and neatest style
to all Prominent Points
All kinds of fancy hair dressing and liair
throughout tlie East and Southeast.
a specialty. Special attention given
Through Pullman Drawing Room Sleep
Ladies’ and Childrens' Work
1 ?ls?, ,1.ave for sllle » very fin* assort
Reservations can be secured in advance. ment of hair oils, hair tonics, cosmetics, etc
And that great daisy,
So white and lazy,
That stands with her sisters there iu the sun—
Has she a care, a
Burden to bear, a
Trouble in life? O no! not one.
I’ve read the story
Of the King in hi 4 glory
Who -was not arrayed like one of these;**
’Twas So'omon; still he
Couldn’t equal a Uly-
red field lily that Haunts in the breeze.
Of I have in connection with mv parlor
• the largest and finest stock of
To East Bound Passenger«.
Be caeful and do not make a mistake
but be sure to take the
Ever in tlie city.
Northern Pacific Railroad.
ÎÜFT hird S treet M c M innville . O regon .
And see that your tickets read via
THIS LINE, St Paul or Minneapolis, to M'MINNVILLE NATIONAL
Wealthy but Economical Father—Do you
know, my son, what strict economy would
avoid changes mid serious delays occa
do for you?
sioned by other routes.
Roliert—I know what it has done for me,
Through Emigrant Sleeping Cars run
on regular express trains full length of I i’anaacts a General Hanking Business. father, and I respect you for it.—Life.
the line. Beiths free. Lowest rates. President,............... J. \V. COWLS,
Senator Jones’ Great Luck.
So, if I could choose me,
With none to refuse me,
Tbe lot I’d like best of all on the earth,
’Twould be that of the flowers
Who all through the hours
Have nothing to do from the hour of their birth.
General Office Of tlie Company, No, 'i
Washington St., Portland, Oregon.
A D CHARLTON.
Asst General Passenger Agent.
FIRST CLASS BAR
Vice-president, LEE LOUGHLIN.
Cashier.............. CLARK BRALY.
Sells exchange on Portland, San
Francisco, and New York.
Interest allowed on time deposits.
Office hours from 9 a. m. to 4 p. ni
Apr. 13 tf
McMinnville, is opened
ARE YOU GOING EAST?
If so be sure and call for your tickets
Where you will find the best of
Wines and Liquors, also
Imported and Domestic
Cigars. Everything neat and (’lean. It is positively the shortest and finest
line to Chicago and the east and south and
T. M. F ields , Propr.
The St. Charles Hotel
Sample rooms in connection.
the ui ’y keeping and dining car through
Omaha, KaiDiAM" City, and all Missonri
Its magnificent steel track, unsurpassed
train service and elegant dining and
sleeping cars has honestly earned for it the
Is now fitted up in first class order.
Accommodations as good as can be
fuun din the city.
Others may imitate,but none can surpass it
8. E. MESSINGER, Manager.
The Uoyal lloute
Our motto is “always on time ”
Be sure and ask ticket agents for tickets '
via this celebrated route and take none
W II MEAD, G. A
No. 4 Washington street, Portland, Or.
Third Street, between E and F
Henderson Bros. Props
First-class accommodations for Ccinmer
cial men and general travel.
Transient stock well cared for.
Everything new and in First-Class Order
Patronage respectfully solicited
Great English Remedy.
Tsad.yM.rk. A guaranteed cure for all
X nervous diseases, such as weak
Aineinory, loss of bruin power,
hysteria, headache, pain in the
back, nervous prostration,
wakefulness, leucorrlioea, uni
versal lassitude, seminal weak
ness, inipotenev. and general
loss of power of the generative
Bcfor. Taking. organs, in either sex. caused
bv indiscretion or over exertion,Tim! which
ultimately lead to premature T»*<leM*rk.
old age,insanity and consump
11.00 per box or six
boxes for »5.00,sent hv mail on
receipt of price. Full particu
lar* in pamphlet, sent free to
WE GUARANTEE SIX
BOXES to cure any case. For
every »5 00 order received, weAfter I axing,
send six ltoxes with written guarantee to re
fund tlie money if our Spécifié does not ef
fect a cure
Address all communications to the Sole
THE MURRAY MF.DK INE < <L
Kansas ( lty, Mo.
Sold by Rogers A Todd, sole a rents
AV. V. PRICE,
Up Stairs in Adams’ Bnildisg,
Caveats, and Trade Marks .»btain.-.l, «ml
all Patent business
ATE FEES Of R' •!’1 >' E.!\ 1
U.S PATENT OFFICE. We liave nosub
agencies, all business direct, heme <■«
transact patent business in less
at less cost than those remote from «a h
ington. -end model. -Ira«tug. "J
with description, Me adM-e it I' ,
or not fre. of charge. Our fee not due til!
patent is secured
A book, “Howto Obtain I stents with
references to actual clients in
county, or town sent free AOdn
” C. A. SNOW i CO
Opposite Patent Office. Wtvdimgl on, n c
Proprietor of tbe
- of -
Third Street. McMinnvill* Or
CURIOUS THING3 OF
The senator (Jones of Nevada) Las always
been ready to take great chances. He be
lieves sincerely in the outside help that comes
from no one knows where to shape circum
stances around tho path of a lucky man so
that success is certain. As an illustration of
the peculiar luck which he has had at all times
during bis life when he has once given his
mind to hunting for a specific result the sena
tor related a story of his early life when he
was a sheriff of a certain county in Califor
nia. He said:
“We set out one day to go up a great can
yon which was near my headquarters. There
was no road to it; it was a most fatiguing
route for auy one to travel over; it was as
difficult, owing to the necessary climbing up
and down, to travel six miles in this canyon
as it would have been twenty-five upon
the open highway. 1 had one of my deputies
with me. We were out seeking for certain
violators of tho law. About midday we had
traversed half the distance necessary to go
and we stopped for a rest. 1 pulled out
my meerschaum pipe, for I was very foud
of smoking even then. 1 loaded up with
tobacco, when to my consternation I found
that 1 had no matches aud no mate
rial for making a light My companion was
uot a smoker, and of course he had no
matches. 1 was almost dying for a smoke.
I hated to give it up, and iu my wondering
what 1 should do, I turned around and 1 saw
a match lying on tbe ground in tbe sand
near u little stream tbat came down through
the canyon. The sight of that match actu
ally frightened me. 1 looked all around to
see if there was any one in sight. 1 looked
up to see if there was anything passing over
that way, and then I walked up and picked
up the match. 1 said to myself: ‘Of course
it won’t light; it’s been lying ou this wet
saud.' But it did light, and I bad my smoke.
I never knew anything to beat that piece of
luck, but I’ve had in many close calls in my
iito such similar evidence of good fortune
thAt 1 can but believe to a certain extent in
good and bad luck.”—New York World.
Joel and the Steer.
Tho people of Eaat Killingly, In the ad
On public occasions the governors of the
British provinces in Australia all appear in joining county, thiuk that a pretty funny
military uniform. Yet no one of them is a thing occurred in that neighborhood net
long ago. Mr. Joel Tilomas, who is the hired
tnan of an East Killingly farm, has a reputa
Mrs. Le Baron, of Leavenworth, fell dead tion tor mixing himself into every dilemma
as she was making a pie, aud at the same that can Uiul no other unfortunate person to
time a clock which had been out of time for
five years deliberately struck 12.
One morning a few weeks ago Joel went to
A New York ginl dropped dead two hours tbe barn to yoke a ;>air of very largo un
after having become engaged to be married. tamed steers. The yokx was large and cum
It is supposed her death was caus?d by an at brous and the bows were big, but ha got the
tack of heart disease brought on by joy.
wooden loop over one steer's bead aud pinned
A citizen of Marietta, La., put some chest bim. With the next steer he bad a wrestle,
about in tlie treacherous yard iu his
nuts on the roof to dry, and the rats gnawed
holes through the roof to get the chestnuts, effort to hold the animal by one horn and
and when it rained the water came through carry the heavy yoke end with bis free nnn.
Finally, by an inexplicable mischance, either
those holes with a rush.
An old observer tells that one’s eyebrows tlie yoked steer twisted tlie other bow over
are an infallible guideto his age. No matter Joel's head and below bis arms, or else Joel
how young looking th» person may be, if his fell into it, ho doesn't know which. A mo
eyebrows lack a gloss and do not lie flat and ment later a neighbor approaching tbe bouse
beheld tbe unhappy hired man yoked up with
smooth, it is no louger a young man.
tlie frantic steer, bl* wiLH-ed face protruding
A woman in Americus, Ga., fell asleep through the big ox bow. skipping and plung
during a recent Sunday night service and ing at terrific speed down tbe road toward
didn’t wake up until after everybody had him. Joel espied tho neighbor, and at every
gone home and the door was locked. She re jump lie roared in sputtering tones:
mained imprisoned three days before she was , ■ “Head us off,---- it: head us off."
discovered and rescued.
The neighbor succeeded in doing it, turn
Among the Continental armlc^the German ing the team by dint of very active work
soldiers have the longest legs, judging by the into an angle of a stone wall. Then be ner
length of step. It is eighty centimeters. The vously hopped around to the steer’s bead,
step of the French, Austrian, Belgian, Swiss, meaning to release the animal before Joel
and Swedish is seventy-five centimeters, and was quite killed. It was at this point that
of the Russian oeventy-oue centimeters. the hired man manifested tbe striking origin
ality ot bi* mind and his disgust at the neigh
Thirty centimeters make a fortt
There is an old porpoise tbat has
ill bor’s lack of gumptiou at the same time. He
the harbor of St. Augustine, Fla., years an4 yelled:
"Here, you! what are ye up tof Never
rears. Tbe porpoise is particularly tame and
frolicsome. He is called Old Ghoul, and U mind the steer; come round here aud unyoke
known by having one fin gone. He often ’ me¡”—Norwich (Conn.) Special to N*w York
plays around the fishermen's boats and hia I Bun.____________ ____
presence always augurs a good catch.
A Bit of Dramatic Criticism.
Workmen in a gravel bed on tbe estern
Tbe varying emotions springing from a
railway of Alabama recently came upon | snow white gown of brocade given with •
the skeleton of what they think was an In I force and power that were cut low and worn
dian princess. On it was found a silver cor overa tucker of fine old lace, evincing skillful
onet, silver bracelets, a necklace made of expression of subdued passion and banging
silver buckles, tied together with silk rib sleeves of brocade puffed up so as not to con
ion, and a peculiar knife with a saber blade. real the apparent faults of elocution and
Mediwval miperatitious linger in Austria. I antique girdle of turquois and brilliant
The burgomaster of Zuraki, in Galicia, has ■ medailious join d by « rar* refinement of
just instituted a prosecution before tbe c™03' xpeecb and motion which convey a gown of
inal court of Solotwina against a man named dead leaf brown cloth, (lit up the »ides and
Jean Kowalesink for having “by his mali open In front over an earnestnes* whiob 1*
cious sorceries and incantations caused a hail never subordinate to the robe of black »atin.
storm to devastate the fields of Zuraki on which is a mass of jet ornaments from throat
t . to bem, displaying a much higher order of
R. F. Kreigsman, of Curtis, Fla., received dramatic ability than she evinced last season.
a lot of toilet soap for his barber shop. In —Norristown Herala.
placing the cakes on the shelf he noticed that
one of them was much heavier than well con
Cultured Dame—Jurt lik* a man! You
ducted soap generally ia. Cutting it open
ho found a silver doimr c< tne vintage cf grab the (O|.-r os soon as it arrives, keep it
1KN2. He intends to deal with that firm alto all to yourself, and then blame me tor not b*
ing informed on matter» ot public intereat.
Uustxmd-lVell, my dear. I ll read tb* pa
The daughter of s rich banker «topping at per aloud, it you wish. Let me see- 'Another
Bar Harbor ventured beyond her depth while
bathing, and wax only saved by tho
“Oh, don't read that"
a young man, who risked hi* lif* to savo hera
“ ’Tlie Progress of the Campaign.
Tho day afterward tbe happy father sent the
“I don't care for politics.”
young man a note of thanks acroinjxinied by
•“Issues of the Hour.’"
a $1 bill. Which was immediately aud indig
“Never mind that."
“ ‘Bcience Solve* a Problem.’"
“I bate science."
Mr*. Ian-try on rainy days dresses very
“’Mrs. Tiptap'» Pa-ty-Description of tb*
thinly tracing to wraj* for warmth, high
Sw^hidr sol-.-Ik ^in^bapt^ D^Ob*read that"—Philadelphia Record.
underwear, «ilk petticoat, and agown with at
least a ailk skirt.
Mrs Heaton throw» conventionality to th«
Walter Besant my» that one should write
nnetrv tn order to acquire command of lan
guage. Editor» ochiev* tbe «am* re*ult by
«fame »got tncue* or tee grout»-
There are no trades
On their fa’r faces
>f sickness, sorrow, of grief or sin;
Their only duty
On earth is beauty— ’
They toil not, neither do they spin.”
— HuZe AvoJte.
HEAT AND VENTILATION.
4 Simple Way of Keeping tho Air in
Rooms Moist in Winter.
People who use their brains habit
ually, teachers, writers, artists, must
keep warm as the saving of their
abilities. They must have fires early,
and use foot-warmers day and night,
and dress like Esquimaux if necessary,
or congestion of the brain or longs is
the penalty. The inflammation of the
lungs which carried off George Eliot-
and Mrs. Browning was descended from
Lhe chilliness and poor circulation
which these brain-wi»rkers had borne
for years. Care must be taken, with
ill this heating, to have a current of
.varm, fresh air circulating in the
rooms, and to have it healthily moist. '
such precautions give a soft and lovely
jomplexion, equal to the famous New
port bloom. The best way to secure
'.his constant ventilation without draft
is by having the top of the window
itted with a perforated board, pierced
by many conical borings, only a quar
ter as wide at the center as at each
lurface of the hole. This gives a fine,
forcible play of minute currents
‘hrough the room instead of a danger
ous large draught. Lt is a woman's in
vention, and a very clever one for keep
ing rooms perfectly healthy and fresh,
(t is a little remarkable that a plain
American woman should have worked
>ut a plan of cheap, efficient ventilation
•n the same principles as the French
invention which drew the applause of
saientific men years later. To keep
he air moist, the simplest way is to
keep a pan of water in the heat regis
ter, with a large Bponge in it, or a wet
towel hung with ends in the water,
giving off moisture to tho air which
(lows over it. Pans of water alone do
zery little good, though better than
nothing. The moisture must be directly
in the path of the air to be absorbed by
it. The water pins for stoves should
be large enough to cover the whole top.
ind to be kept clean, and full of fresh
water. Such water pans purify the air,
is well as keep it moist, as they absorb
Impurity. A little niter, iodine and
salt in the water is very strenghtening
to breathe, having a mild effect of sea.
dr.— Dare, in Philadelphia
IT DIDN'T WORK.
A ConOdenca Man Strike* a Merchant
Who Had ••Been There Before."
He walked hurriedly into a Maiden
Lane jeweler’s store, and said:
“Will you let me use your telephone?”
"Hello, Central! Say. give me 607
B, Brooklyn. Hello! Is that you, dear?
Well, say, I forgot my gold watch this
morning; left It under the pillow. I've
got to take a train right away, and
haven't time to go home, so I wish
,-ou'd bring it over and l^ave it here
for me. I’ll borrow a Bilver watch in
lhe meantime. That's all, Central.”
"Thank you,” he said, turning to
the clerk. “I suppose you heard what
I said to my wife. Now, if you can let
me have a silver watch until I get buck
1 will consider it a great favor. My
wife will leave my gold one as se
The clerk simply pointed to the door.
“Do you mean get out?”
“Been there before?"
"Well, good day. " - Jeweler's Weekly.
Parrots as Parlor Pets.
Parrots were more common drawing
room pets a century ago than they are
now. No fashionable belle’s boudoir
was complete without one. Belinda
had a presentiment of her coining mis
fortunes whon “Poll sat mute, and
Shock was most unkind,” The beauty
of the bird's plumage and its amusing
tricks may account for this partiality;
but it has certainly been valued as a
domestic favorite for many centuries,
it is said that parrots were first in
troduced into Europe in the time of
Alexander the Great, though only one
variety, tho green parakeet with a red
neck (brought from India) was known
to the ancients until the time of Nero,
when the Romans discovered other
ipecies in Ethiopia. The discovery of
America enriched parrot fanciers by
he addition of many beautiful Brazil
ian varieties of the species of their list
of pets. — fAUarfeZ/Aut /Ysss
Fomethiug o* a Liar, but Not for Forty
A number of members from the house of
representatives have stolen away at various
times and for short periods from their con
gressional duties. Most of them have en
joyed themselves, but none to a greater ex
tent than did Wade, of Missouri; Lind, of
Minnesotta, aud Sawyer, of New York. They
invaded the state of Maryland and studied
the unsophisticated natives until they got
tilled. The last place at which they made
any stay was Leonardtown. From there
they intended coming to tho capital by boat,
but that semi-occasional craft having de
parted, they were compelled to travel by rail.
The train was started with a pinchbar and
proceeded at a very deliberate gait. Occa
sionally tho conductor would get off and
gather a few peaches, with which he would
treat tho passengers. After tho train had
beeu crawling along for an hour aud bad
covered at least six miles, the conductor col
lected the fares, which, for the congressional
crowd, amounted to 86 cents each. When he
reached Col. Wade, that gonial “bald knob-
ber” remarked, in his innocent way:
“Do you charge preachers full fare on this
“No, sir,” was the conductor’s reply. “We
only charge them half rates. Are you i
preacher he added, looking squarely at the
colonel’s Methodist countenance.
“No, 1 am not,” said the Missourian, “but
that gentleman is,” pointing to Judge Saw
yer, who sat a couple of scats in front of him.
The conductor at onco returned to the
judge, and after a searching glance at tho
sun kissed countenance of the New York
statesmen, proffered him 40 cents, with the
remark: “Wo only collect half rates from
“Who in blank said I was a preacher?”
asked the judge, with considerable show of
The conductor threw his thumb back over
his shoulder in the direction of Col. Wade,
ai^d looked as though he thought all the time
tbat the colonel was garbling the facts in the
In tho meantime the three dimes, tho nickel
and five pennies reposed calmly in ¿he judge’s
fat palm. He regarded them in silence for a
moment, and then handed them back to the
official, saying: “1 am a good deal of a liar,
but 1 will not lie for 40 cents.”
Then he relapsed into absolute silence and
would not look at Col Wade uutil Washing
ton was reached.—Washington Post.
Tho Bill Was Passed.
An ex-member of the Virginia state senate
told me the other day of an incident iu his
legislative career which I do not remember
ever having seen in print before. A. L. Pride-
more, not many years ago a member of the
house of representatives from the Ninth Vir
ginia district, was befqre ho camo to Wash
iiigton a member of the Virginia senate. One
day be introduced a bill for the relief of the
sureties of II. G. Wax, who was a collector
of taxes in Scott county. He made a brief
explanation of the bill, and when he sat
down Edgar Allen, familiarly known us
“Yankee Allen,” who represented the Farm
ville district, rose and said:
“I wish to ax
If Mr. Wax
Has been too lax
In collecting the tax?
If such are the facts
I am willing to relax
And remit the tax
Which the law enacts
We should exact
Of his sureties.”
It is needless to add, my informant says,
that thè bill passed by a unanimous vote.—
New York Tribune.
Goodwin Had the Best of It.
Nat Goodwin is pretty slick and can get
out of a scrape as clean as any man living.
A gentleman in New York, writing to a
friend here, made some comparative allusio
to Chicago and tbe eastern metropolis. 1
concludiug he wrote: “But I know you
feeling toward Gotham,” and then added
“Here is a little story on Nat Goodwin that
is not malapropos: Ono day Nat Goodwin
met young Mr. Henderson, a friend of mine.
‘Hello, Nat,’called out Henderson; ‘where
have you been so long?’ ‘Oh, up in Boston,
Montreal and Philadelphia,* returned Good
win; ‘and, Billy,* he continued, ‘I am glad to
get back to Now York. All other places in
the country are just camping out ones.”*
Goodwiu has been playing here, and tho Chi
cago man, meeting him on© day last week,
showed him tho letter and asked him if he
thought it was kind to speak that way after
all tho grand receptions ho bad bad here.
Nat looked at tho letter, smiled, and said
without hesitation: “Why, my dear fellow,
you don't think I would bo guilty of men
tioning Chicago in connection with those
places, do you? Pshaw! They can’t trot in
tbe saint) class with this city.**—Chicago
Col. “Dick** Wintersmith, of Kentucky, is
probably tbe best story teller in Washington
today. If he doesn't always conllno himself
strictly to the truth, nobody will find fault
with him, for he tells his little anecdotes with
ouch a serious mieu as to carry conviction to
tbe minds of thoso of his listeners who do not
know him so well as some of bis friends da
He was speaking tho other diy at Chamber
lin’s of tbe way in which adverse luck will
sometimes pursue a man, and remarked that
he onco played at the White Sulphur Springs
and never held a trump. Some one in the
company suggested that that was impossible,
because be must have held at least one trump
every time lie dealt the cards.
“But,” replied the colouel, bringing his
fist down on the table in front of him, “every
time I dealtit was a misdual.”—New York
Tlie Son of His Father.
Here is a story about tbe son of the late
bishop of Illinois. Mr. Whitehouse had
some business in New York with a large law
firm, wherein a son of Rufus Choate is a
partner. It was Mr. Choate to whom White
house addressed himself. “All right, sit
down,” said the New York lawyer; “1’11 see
you in a moment or two.”
“But,” said the visitor, “I am Mr. White
bouse, of Chimga”
“All right, all right,” said the lawyer,
scribbling away like mad; “take a chair; I
am busy just now."
“But,” again said Mr. Whitehouse, “1 am
tbe son ef Bishop Whitehouse.”
“Ohl «•11, taka two chaira then," «aid
Choate, without looking up. — Chicago
AFRICAN FETICHISM SOFTENED BY
CONTACT WITH CIVILIZATION.
Charms Worn for Protection Against the
Evil One—Tbe Belief In Witches and
“Cunjur Niggers’’ — Signs Portending
Death —Various Ludicrous Notions.
The contact of the African with a mighty
civilization modified and softened his fetich-
ism, and today his superstition is of a differ
ent fiber. He is a firm believer in a personal
devil, and accepts him with all time honored
stage properties—horns, tail, cloven foot and
red hot pitch fork. For protection against
this awful on© the negro wore th© greatest
number of charms. To ward off his familiars
the witches, every negro nailed to his cabin
door a horseshoe. This charm, however, hud
no power unless it had been accidentally
found. The “white folks at de big house”
were often presented with on© of these witch
defiers, and if they failed to use it, the giver,
pityingly and surreptitiously, nailed it some
where on “marster’s” premises.
Old negro nurses teach their charges that
the tangles which after a night’s sleep are
apt to appear in the hair are knots tied by
witches, and everybody in the southern
states is familiar with the darkies’ belief
that witches ride horses and mules in the
dead of night, exhausting their strength.
To ward off the approach of any of the
foul sisterhood silver dimes and five cent
pieces with a hole in them, strung on a cord
and suspended from the neck, are unrivaled.
Odds and euds of bones strung together, and
blessed by a Voudoo priestess, constitute a
Grigri, which is a marvelous foil against tbe
Evil One. In southern Louisiana there are
large numbers of negroes who believe that
certain other negroes have commerced with
Satan, receiving from him a liberal endow
inent of his diabolic powers. These are
known as “cunjur niggers,” who can “hou-
doo” you. To incur the ill will of one ot
them is a grievous misfortune.
As every negro, even ti e most debased, is
sure of salvation, and speaks with confidence
of his place in heaven, where ho will “set at
de same table ez de white folks,” it is not
strange that he revels in signs portending
death. His heaven, like tho Mussulmau’s, is
one of sensual delights, and corpses and fun
erals are to him a great joy. To put a black
pin into a child’s dress, to try ou any one’s
mourning garments, to open an umbrella in
tho house, to break a looking glass, to carry
a spade through the house, are all signs of
death. To drive a nail after dark, except in
making a coflin, will bring death; and any
man so unfortunate as to bury three wives
will bury six. A spider seen in the morning
brings good luck; at noon, disappointment;
and in tho evening, bad luck.
If accidentally a garment bo put on wrong
side out, aud if it bo worn that way until
noon, and then turned, the wearer will have
good luck. To give a knife or scissors to a
friend is to sever friendship, except, indeed, a
bent pin be given in return, which averts the
impending rupture. The Roman Catholic
negroes of southern Louisiana will not cut a
banana crosswise, because through its center
runs a dark streak, which if cut transversely
presents the appearance of a cross. To avoid
this sacrilege the fruit must bo brokon.
They accept the Bible literally, and as they
receive it in most grotesque form from th Ur
“preachers,” it is little wonder that their con
ception of things spiritual is distorted. With
out a pang of conscience they will eat the
chickens from a neighbor’s hen roost, the pigs
from his pen, tho melons from his “patch,”
but cannot be induced to commit tho unpar
donable sin of euting a dove.
If a black cat enters your house you will
receive money; au itching palm denotes the
sumo thing, while an itching sole signifies
that you will travel. Should your right ear
burn, then some one is talking in your favor;
but if it bo the left, tho tongue is evilly en
treating you, and you must immediately
wish that its owner may bite it. Should you
succeed in spitting in your right ear, you
silence your enemy. If a knife, fork or
scissors in falling sticks up in the floor, pre
pare for visitors; also if a black cock crows
three times in succession at the back door.
The possession of a frizzly hen means good
luck to the owner, while two frizzly hens de
note a measure of prosperity which rouses
the jealousy of “ole Satan.”
There is a ludicrous belief that to step over
the outstretched legs of any one will stop his
further growth. But the evil spell will work
backward, for by stepping back over tbe
legs they resume their suspended work of de
No work in garden or field can be done with
out regard to lunar phasea An old auntie in
my family would never make soap except in
tbe full of the moon, and then the soap must
be stirred only one way. Her soap stick, of
rare virtues and great age, was believed to
have certain occult powers, which made it
¡»opulur among the soap making sisters.
Ask a negro man why he wears a brass
ring in one ear. and ho tells you it will cure
sore eyes. Chills and fever are cured by
swallowing cobweb pills, and tbe pain from
any insect bite is instantly removed by rub
bing the puncture with three kinds of grass.
What folly to endure warts when by rubbing
them with a piece of stolen fat bacon, and
then burying it secretly, the warts will dis
appear in a few da ya Ho, too, why weary
the flesh with looking for a lost article when
you need only to throw something away to
And the thing mislaid? Your mind, however,
must be fixed upon tho thing lost to succeed,
so that hero one of tho elements of the faith
euro seems to come in. Any lady who throws
away the combings after dressing her hair
will suffer with headache, for the birds weave
! this hair into their nests.
Tho young generation of negroes, who are
I now skimming over the contents of a rnulti-
I tudeof text books with high sounding names,
are in bond to the same superstitions which
1 enchain their fathers. Not all of the mental
and moral philosophy set down in the books
with which they are burdened can break tbe
thrall cast by the witch and tbe “cunjur
man,” while the study of tbe higher math©
matics haa not yet developed that reasoning
faculty which exorcises the incarnate devil
with all his gallimaufry of evil spirits into
tbe limbo of unbelief. —Harper’s Bazar.
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Au Anecdote ot the K-trl of Dorset aud Im-
nioi t tl John Dryden.
"Wo talk of writing easily and dash
ing off impromptus; how say you if we
should try it now? Here are six of us,
who are all thought to have some
knack of that work; and here are pens.
Ink and paper ruady to our hand. Let
us see who can write the best impromp
He who thus addressed the gay
group of London fashionable wits as
sembled in the chief room of Will’s
coffee-house (at that time their favorite
place of resort) was a tall, handsome
man in the prime of life, who still
lives in English history as Charles
Sackville, Earl of Dorset, one of the
kindest as well as richest mon in all
England, the friend of all distressed
poets, and himself possessed of powers
that would have made him a poet of no
moan rank if he had but had the luck
to be born poor.
“Agreed!” cried the rest, with one
voice; "and ‘glorious John' here shall
be our umpire."
Tho lust words were addressed to a
plump little old man with very large
bright eyes, who was sitting in a snug
corner by the fire, and seemed to be
treated with great respect by the
whole company, notwithstanding his
rather shabby suit of threadbare black.
Nor was this without reason; for this
quiet old man was no other than John
Dryden, the greatest poet whom En
gland had produced for a whole genera
Dryden readily undertook the office
of judge, and to work wont the whole
six with paper and pen. But to the
amazement even of thoso who beet
know his ready wit and wonderful
fluency, Lord Dorset finished and
folded up his contribution almost be
fore his companions had begun theirs.
" You Bee now, gentlemen," said a
laughing voice, “why Chnrlie proposed
this trial to us; he had his ’impromptu’
"Thou canst scarce rail at me for that.
Jack,” retorted the Earl, “for men say
thou hast onco written an ‘impromptu’
which took thee a month to compose.”
Tho papers were handed over to Dry
den. who had hardly taken time to
glance over them when he pronounced
that the best was that w ritten by Lord
All the other competitors
looked surprised, us well they might;
but tho wonder eeused when the contri
butions were examined, and Dorset's
effusion was found to run thus :
"Pay to John Dryden, on demand,
the Sum of One Hundred Guineas.—
D orskt .”— Dacid Ker, in Harper's Mag
MOTHER GOOSE’S AGE. .
Interesting Information Concerning Amor«
iuu’s Most Popular Authoress*
Mother Goose was not a mythical
person, nor a nom de plume, but a
real live woman, who, although Bile
may not havo had so many children
that she didn't know what to do, and
was not compelled to live in a shoe,
nevertheless hud children, grand
children, and (probably) great grand
children of her own before she died at
the advanced ago of ninety-two. Her
maiden name was Elizabeth Koster; she
was born In tho year 1665, was married
to Isaac Goose (or Vergoose ns it is
written in the description ot her con
tained in tho probate of her will) in
1698. and died In 1757. The first edition
of the songs, which she sang to her
grandchildren, was published by
Thanas Fleet, in 1761. There is an
edition of her works published by
Houghton, Osgood & Co., of Boston,
well worth perusal by all mothers who
would like to kuow about the good old
lady who wrote tho lullabys and melo
dies which are now sung and will con
tinue, doubtless, to be sung for ages
yet to come.
Mother Gooso resided In Charleston,
where she was born, until her mar
riage. Sho then moved to Boston,
where her husband had a home ready
to receive her on what is now Wash
ington street. Hhe was Mr. Goose’s
second wife, and began her maternal
life as step-in ither to ten children.
This numerous fact was probable the
cause of her writing the touching
melody of “The Old Woman Who
Lived in a Shoe,” especially as we
learn that she afterward had six chil
dren of her own. One of her own
children became the wife of Thomus
Fleet, the publisher of the "Melodies
by Mother Goose,” and when Mother
Goose's first grandchild was born Bhe
insisted on going to live with her son-
in-law as nurse to his son. She sang
her ditties to this grandchild from
morning till night—
•‘Gooxlr, go »«le ganger.
Where flo you wander?
Up stairs and down « rairs.
And in my lady’s chamber,” etc —
until her son-in-law become alarmed
at the fertility of her genius for mak
ing this kind of rhyme. Mr. Fleet took
down the various songs she sung until
he hud a b<M>k full, which he printed.
This book hiul a great salo, aud, it is
needless to say. has increased in popu
larity until this dav. so that there is
Satan’. Legal Klghta.
scarcely a child in the land that does
A London correspondent write* from Fin not know Mother-Goose by name and
I land that a property bolder in one of tbe her melodies by heart. Sho was left a
interior towns of tbe province left a will be widow In 1710.-- Chicago Mail.
queathing all bi« ;.«*M*lon* to tb« devil.
The dead man'« family protested tbat the
will wax void, but tbe Finnixh lawyer« wen
” said a countryman to a
disinclined to Interfere with tbe right* of ao
formidable a personage *• the now legatee, Sixth avenue dry goods dealer, “1 want
Had to Be a Venus,
and, tbe corroqiondent add*, tbe devil baa to git a shawl for a purty little girl
“You are looking lovely to-night, my become, by legal right at least, a Finnub down at Starin's Corners. You needn’t
dear," «aid Gracia
landowner.—New York Tribune.
say nothin’ 'bout it to the newspapers,
“I murt be,” >b* replied, "l«r«llH while
cos I want to keep it quiet, but we’re
eomiug home In a car tbix afternoon a Phila
When you are buying kid glove« remember
delphia gentleman gave me hi* xuet,"—New that there u aucb a thing a. a price that la goln’ to he marries! In a month an’ I'm
York Evening Sun.
too cheap. It ia beat to pay a good price and thiiikin’of givln'her a shawl. Suthiu’
g-t th« good glove, tliat go with It. Ex bang up — han'somo.”
“I ■•»ii show you a flno line of India
amine tbe atitcblng to find place* where the
Raid a penmasiv* Egyptian guide to a thread haa broken through the leather, ■hnwl*. sir.”
“N- iio , I guess I don’t wnnt them. I
travelar who rafum-d to climb the pyramids: stretch the ream*, and if the thread pull«
“Carry up one side, down t’other, twenty away, leaving a white apot, don't get tbe hiul a pair uf mocoastas onct, an' 1’ui
minute«, no Ix/ne broke, and you very happy, glova*. The leather .houlij a'.rehch easily to dinged if the bonds did u' lai I cutuuufl.”
luaku a good fit and to wear w«U.
only two Unliia’.”—Youth s Companion.
—a. K M m .