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A PAPER FOR THE HOME CIRCLE.
MILLHEIM PA., THURSDAY,MAY IJ).. IHB7.
The long drought of IK7—was broken
there could IH< HO doubt of it. ltiiNt, and
griiue, ami thirst bad vanished front pave
ment, grass,and foliage. Itain had come at
last; not in a whimsical,lntermittent way,as
ph-astsl the idle fancy of every adventurous
gust of wind, but in an ohl-faalioiisl etpd
noctial dowu-|smr, which tilhsl gutters to
overflow ing, taxetl the eajuteity of sewers,
invaded unprotected cellar*, levivtsl youth
ful speculation touching the father of .la
phet aud the bow of promise, and ground
ami jsdlshtsl the cobble paving-stitiies, until
they outshone the delf-ware, and farly ri
valed the eyes of the thrifty Dutch house
wives, who, iu the days of Stuy vesant ami
Van Twillcr, rtlgmsl supreme ill the m!
brick, gahlc-frontwl mansions of the lower
iMirtiou of the island of Maiuihatta.
So far us the transaction of any business
was concerned, the firm of Dappleton &
Company, publishers and IsMiksellers,might
have closed the doors of their extensive and
elegant salesrooms iu Broadway. Gargan
tuan must have been the literally thirst,ami
impervious the sicin of the wight w ho, iu
the teeth of such a storm, would ms-k a book
Ami so the five clerks gathered in a little
group ami discussed the weather, ami its
probable effect u]>n the fall races ! The
jHirter dried his wet clothing at the huge
stove, iu which hurtled the lirst tire of the
scason. The gray head of tlie chief Itook
kis-js r was is-nt forward upon his ledger,and
his sulidueil though musical snore, hlemhsl
harmouiosaly with tlie smacking of the
small erraud-bay, who, seatsl beneath the
high desk, was discounting the msin hour,
by commencing a lively skirmish with the
cakes, cheese, and outjMists. which flanktsl
the main body of his dinner, and even tln
gasjets, lighted by reason of the heavy
weather ss*ing, by their flickering tlaiucs
no activity worthy of emulation, burned in
dolently in the murky atmosphere.
Suddenly the street disir turned U|MII its
hinges, ami the change whicli ensued
would have done crislit to the designer of
the transformation scene in a great sjss ta
rular play. The jwirter Is-gau niemling the
lir with all the skill and energy of a ls>ru
stoker, the small errand-ISy lsdtl the en
tire currant tart at wliicli he had l*en eco
uomically nibbling, ami industriously ri
sumtsl his occupation of dusting the legsf of
the tall desk ; the gray-haired lssikks'is*r
awoke with a snort, and fell to work upon
the tail of a final g. over whose delicate
curves he hail lost consciousness ; the gas
jets increased their fiaim-s a full inch, lost
their yellow hue, and s --utod entering Into
active competition with the electric lights
in the cafe across the strict ; four of the
clerks Is-gau consulting lists ami assort
ing lssiks.as if liiisim --s w t- at its thsMltidc,
while the head salesman a<ljisted his i-ra
vat and hiirrhsl forward t<> grs-t the first
customer of tin day.
itut tin- tirsi eustoioiT, a tall.angular man
of apparently sixty years, sc-med in no hur
ry to Ik* greets I. lit- haiusl a fadsl ami
dripping umbrella against a Us>kcase, un
reeled scvenil yards <>f worst*l comforter
from his elongated ue< k, vemoveil a rusty
silk hat, evidently a reminiscence of by
gone days, straightened his frowsy wig,
willed his steaming s|s-eta les, and turned
the surprised salesman a pair of piercing
black eyes that seemed quite capable of
hsikiug through him, and reading II|MUI the
hack of his collar tin- name of its manufact
"What's your name ?"
As the new-comer s|stke, lie darted to
wards the breast of the salesman the long
index finger of his right band, which caus
ed the young man to start as if fearing the
concealed |sint of a dagger.
"My name," answered he,"is Hooker."
"What is your age, and where do you
"I am thirty years of age, and I reside in
Harlem," replied the now thoroughly mys
"Arc you the proprietor of this establish
"No, sir, lam only a clerk. Here comes
the senior member of the firm," and Hooker
iudieatod a white-haired old gentleman who
was just entering the room from his private
"What can 1 do for you, sir ?" asked the
publisher, IKIW ing politely.
"Let mo see. What is your name ?"
"Dappleton, Chauncy Dappleton, at your
The long, lmny hand began moving to
wards the silver spectacles as if contempla
ting a military salute, hut, pausing on the
journey, unfastened three of the twelve
buttons, which secured the tight fitting,
ministerial coat, and disappeared into the
mysterious depths beneath.
After several lunges and gyrations, repro
duced in miniature by the contortions of
his mobile face, the strange gentleman
brought to the surface, and thrust into the
hand of Mr. Dappleton, a large card, upon
which was printed, in heavy type :
"OLIVER DILLHOKN, D.1)., LL.D.,
Pres. Unlon College,
"Delighted to make your acquaintance)
Dr. Dillhorn," began Mr. Dappleton, ex
tending his hand, "I think that several
years ago "
"The faculty and lmanl of trustees," in
terrupted the doctor, in a deep, sepulchral
voice, "have ever had in view the greatest
jKtssilde good for the greatest nossilde num
ber ; and actuated by this noble sentiment,
coupled with the growing needs of the
country which surrounds us, and esjiecially
stimulated thereto by an endowment fund
of twenty thousand dollars, by a late friend
of the college, bequeathed for the express
purpose, have, after careful,and I may add,
prayerful consideration, decided to enlarge
our field of usefulness, lty adding to the ex
isting departments of the college, ridelicit
tho classical, the scientifiie, the pharmaceu
tical, the commercial.and the post graduate,
a school of divinity and theology."
"It gives me great pleasure to learn it,
doctor. In these days of materialism and
"The board of trustees supplemented by
the faculty," resumed the reverend gentle
man, with a preliminary cough, to silence
the bookseller, "with a unanimity which I
considered highly flattering, have nomina
ted and appointed me, the president of the
institution, as a committee of one, to visit
New York, and select and purchase for the
uew department, a theological library, and
a supply of text hooks ; the establishment
of the curriculum being left entirely with
me. Knowing your house by favorable
reputatien, I have called to examine books
and make selections."
"I am pleased lieyoiul expression," re- ,
plied the publisher Isiwiug. "When will
you commence your work, doctor ?"
"At once, if convenient. It will occupy
several days, and the trustees aud faculty
will l>c anxious."
Half an hour later Dr. Dillhorn was seat
ed in the private office, Ntirroutided by racks
and chairs filled with lusiks, deep iu a com
parlson of the merits of I'ah-y and Alexan
der, Edward* and Dwight.
For over a week lie lulioml industriously, i
selecting, rejecting, and making notes of
doubtful eases, in a crabbed hand for future
"My lalsirs are almost at an end," said
lie to Mr. Dappleton on the morning of the
eighth day "aud but for one diliiculty 1
could complete my order to-day."
"A difficulty! I'm sorry to hear of it.
Can 1 assist you iu any way?"
"That's the jsiiut. 1 trust you can. A
correct knowledge of Hebrew lies at Un
root of a theological education, and a good
grammcr is the foumlatiou of a kno wedge
of Hebrew. There is iny difficulty ; a good
Hebrew grammar I cannot find."
"We have several."
"True, but they are all defective. I'd
give six prices for the one I used in my stu
dent days. Dear old Choptuan, no such
Hebrew scholar lives to-day."
"I'm not familiar with the work, hut you
shall have it if it's obtainable in New York.
Here, Hooker make around of the lsjok
stores, and sis- if you can find Cbopman's
Two hours later the young man returned.
He had not l*s*ii successful. All agreed
that it must Is- out of print. In fact no one
remembered to have ever seen it.
"I'm greatly disappointed," said the doc
tor, shaking hi* head sorrowfully, "but 1
supjsMe 1 must adopt one of the new-fang
led, inferior works. I regret it all the more
Isa-ause only this morning I received a let
ter from an old friend, a professor of He
brew, asking me, if jsissible, to secure a
supply of Chopmau for his college."
"Hooker," said Mr. Dappleton, "did ycu
call at Haverty's?"
"No, air, I did not. I thought it hardly
lsst in view of the trouble we had with him
"Oh, that amounts t > nothing. He is on
ly a little jealous. Run over to his store;
h- may have what we want. And Hook
er," said the gentleman, recalling the clerk,
aud sjstaking to him aside, "if it comes
right, give him a pointer about our eccen
tric new southern customer, and the large
order he is giving. It will make Haverty
•'l've found them at last," cried Hooker,
as after a few minute's absence he hurst in
to the office. "Haverty has three huudred
of them aud I've brought a copy for your
"Dear old C'bopiuan," cried Dillhorn, af
ter a critical examination of the book.
"How it carries me luwk to iny boyhood.
I'm so glad you have found it. I must wire
the faculty and trustees of my success."
"What does Haverty ask for them?" in
quired the bookseller.
"That's the trouble, sir," replied the
clerk. "He says he can't sell them for a
cent, less than three dollars pel copy."
"Three dollars ! and for a Issik like that.
He must IK* crazy," cried the publisher.
"I feared the price wotthl l** high, for,
you see, I know- their value. It is too
much ; hut my heart is set on dear old
t'hopman, and I'll take them all, and in
deed, with two colleges to supply, they'll
not hist long."
"Oh, I forgot to mention it," said the
salesman, "hut Haverty has the plates from
which the lssiks were printed,w hich he will
sell for five hundred dollars."
"How 1 would love to have them," said
the doctor, excitedly, "hut my commission
is to purchase hooks only, and I have no
authority to buy them."
"Make your mind easy on that score, my
dear doctor. We will purchase the plates,
and print as many editions as you desire."
"Thank you, Mr. Dappleton," cried the
reverend gentleman, extending his hand.
"You arc more than kind, and I trust and
believe that the investment w ill prove a pro
fitable one for your house."
"Ho over to Haverty's," said the old gen
tleman to his clerk, "and tell him we will
take the liook* and plates. Wait, let rat*
make him a check for the fourteen hundred
dollars, I don't carc to Is- under obligations
"And now Mr. Dappleton," said the doc
tor, as the young man left the office, 'my
work is completed. You have treated me
kindly and given me excellent prices, and L
thank you, not in my own name alone, but
in the names of the trustees and faculty—
yes and in the names of all who appreciate
the value of a higher religious education.
When will the Isstks Is- boxed for shipment
and my bill prepared?'
'Early to-morrow morning.'
'Very well, I will call at 10 o'clock,' and
the reverend gentleman wound himself up
in his comforter, settled his wig, wiped his
spectacles, put on his hat, shook hands with
the publisher, and left the place.
On the following morning at 10 o'clock,
eighteen large lsixes of luniks, each liearing
the name and address of Dr. Dillhorn, stissl
iu the packing-room of the establisnment,
and a formidable itemized hill, with a total
footing of more than nine thousand dollars,
lay upon the cashier's desk ; but the rever
end doctor himself did not appear.
'Hooker,' said the publisher to his clerk,
as the day drew near its close, 'l'm wor
ried about this Dillhorn matter. Step over
and ask Haverty where he bought those
liooks and plates.'
'Certainly, Mr. Hooker, your house is
welcome to any information in my jiosse.---
sion,' said good-natured Mr. Haverty,when
asked the history of the plates and books.
'About ten days ago a gentleman called,
and asked me to purchase a lot of Hebrew
grammars, aud the plates for producing
them. 1 told him they were of no possible
value, except as old metal and waste paper.
He seemed greatly disappointed and asked
me to store them for a short time, and try to
find a purchaser on a commission of ten
per cent. He named a price which confirm
ed my previous belief that he was a crank,
and so, to humor him, I told him he might
leave them with me. Of course I had no
idea of selling them, as I had not yet heard
of your new southern customer, and his ex
'And you have not seen him since?' asked
'Oh, yes, he called shortly after you left
yesterday, and collected the amount of your
check, less my commission.'
'And you know nothing further concern"
ing him ?'
Terms, SI.OO per Year, in Advance.
'Nothing, except Mint n gentleman who
K.iw him leaving here yartertlay, told me
that lie wni a noted nhar|>er, wanted hy the
}m>llc* fur mv\ hulling Kvenl annopliiatlaatad
'l'm very tmtrlt obliged, #ir. Good even
ing,' an id the young man, rUing.
'Wait a moment, Hooker. A a he waa
leaving yeatenluy, he handed me thin eard.
I'leam* give it U my friend Happlcton, with
my compliment#,' and Mr. Ha verty took
from Id* dek and handed his visitor a large
card, upon whieh watt printed, in heavy
'OLIVER LHLLHOHN I). 1., LL. D.,
Pre*. U uiou t'oliege,
Meehatdeally the young man UurueJ the
eard in his huud, and oil its back, in the pe
culiar erahlted hand of the southern eusto
uier, saw the heavily underseoml word# :
'Bear old Chop man.'—lnciyht Baldwin, in
Jiurial of the Gypsy t^ueen.
Jcntio Jeffy Harrison, the young
gypsy tjueen, wbo died at Jackson,
Miss-, on Dec. 31, 1886, was buried
at Dayton, 0., in the gypsy lot at
Woodland the other day. At her
death the body was embalmed and
sent north. She was the daughter of
Henry aud Tallie Jeffreys, wbo own
large tracts of laud near Dayton, and
are related to the Stanleys, wbo reign
over about twenty tribes that make
their summer home in the Miama val
ley. Besides the immediate relatives
about 100 gypsies were present.
The burial is the fourth of the kind
that has occurred in Dayton since 1857
and, as on former occasions, attracted
crowds of people to view the street pa
geant. The funeral cortege consisted
of a caravan of thirty large wagons
loaded with famlies and carrying all
their camp and household equipage.
Following each wagt nwere the horses
and dogs of the family, numbering in
some cases fifty animals* The pro
cession was nearly a mile in ienght
and there were in line about 500 hors
A squad of police prevented the en
trance to the grounds of the crowd.
The Rev. Daniel Berger, of the Unit
ed Brethren church, conducted the.
religious services, consisting of pray
er, and Scripture readings and a ser
mon. The mourners sat about tbe
grave while tbe caravan of wagons,
horses and dogs was kept cootiually
circling tbe grave on the win ding road
ways. When the minister concluded,
the mourners roso a nd began a low
chant in gypsy dialect. Tbe refrain
was caught up by tbe occupants of
the moving caravan and soon the a'r
resounded with the moaning and
wailing. Young gypsy girls carried
flowers of scarlet hue and showered
them in the yrave. They cried: "Good
by, Jentie! Good by, sweet queen !
Good by !" These manifestations of
yrief continued un/il /be pas/or bade
/be mourners re/ire.—Day/on (0.)
The best society for tbe suppression
of pernicious literature is tbe family.
Tbe best legislatiou that can be pass
ed for the prevention of vile literature
can be passed by father and mother
in joint convention assembled. Daily
teaching to love and study good and
useful things will bring boys and girls
to detest the opposite. These are the
only means by which the sale of per
nicious literature can Dever be per
permanently and effectually suppress,
ed. The passage of laws of the State
and the watcbfullness of tbe societies
for the suppression of pernicious liter
ature may do some gocd for the
youth wbo have no parents to teach
them, but to proyide sound early
training for them would do far more
A Wrathful Professor.
The doctor, a man of dignity, of so
cial importance, of professional weight,
and a man wbo kept bis classes in a
New York medical college sharply up
to the mark, and could ill brook Igno
rance or stuoidity, was one day ques
tioning an assemblage of young men in
the college amphitheatre, as to what
should be done when an acid reaction
was obtained in testing the yarious
fluids of the human body.
"What," he asked, "would you do if
you found a man's blood ncid
There was no answer.
"Does no one know ?" said the doc
tor, beginning to wax wroth.
It was painfully evident that no one
in the class had arrived at a sufficient
pitch of pathological profountfity to
wipe the rapidly deepening stain of ig
norance from his class.
At last the doctor said,fairly blazing,
"Web, if you don't know I'm blessed
if I tell you."
When the class was dismissed a stu
dent, bolder than his fellows, approach
ed the doctor and said :
"I beg your pardon, doctor, but we
arejall anxious to know what we would
do if we found a man's blood acid ?"
"Why, order bis cofllrt, you fool,"
roared the doctor, and the interview
terminated with anger and contempt
on the one side and with grief and hu
miliation on the other.
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TITO KTiqPKTfK Of ALBANIA.
Flirtation Unknown and Love Bin Ic
ing Forbidden—The .Marriage
The dress of tbe Albania women is
ungallantly described by travelers as
hideous. It is said to be of thick ma
terial aud shapeless ; a leather band
encircling tbe waiste, and usually a t
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most beautiful women of eastern Eu
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Flirtation is unknown, and even the
most decorous love making forbidden.
Tbe proper thing is for the lover never
to see bis intended till their marriage
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parents think she is old enough tb be
married. Having arrived at this con
clusion, they announce the fact; if tbe
mere announcement is of no avail,
they adopt strong measures. Tbe la
dy's brother will politely come op to
a friend in tbe street and pleasantly
remark .• "You are just the fellow I
wanted to see. My sister is 14 years
old ; yon must msrry her."
No Albanian who respects himself
rejects tbe proposal of his friend, in
fact, he regards it as an honor, and
knows that a refusal means a duel to
death. Like ether more western
mortals, be may have a morbid curi
osity regarding his friend's sister's
personal appearance, and then he has
to recourse to the inevitable old. wom
an the entremetteuse in the true sense
of tbe word, whose profession is to
intervenein such cases. She calls on the
bride, inspects her, and the returns to
tbe expectant swain with a detailed
account of the young lady's qualities,
of course colored in proportion to the
fee she has received. Then tbe wed
ding day is fixed, and at last the happy
pair are face to face.
The etiquette of Albania requires
the bridgeroom to be eov and reluct
ant ; it is considered degrading to his
dignity to affect any tenderness for
tbe fairer sex, and therefore he is
bound to offer strong resistance to her
approach. In marked contradistinc
tion to the usual marriage ceremonies,
which point to a capture of tbe bride,
the Albanian customs indicate a cap
ture of the bridegroom, aud yet the
whole race displays a degree of con
tempt for women which is not found
in the most barbarous nationa It is
worthy of remark, also, that in every
family the males usually go to the
mosque, tbe females to church.
The Largest Farm In the World.
In the extreme southwest corner ot
Louisiana lies the largest producing
farm in the world. It runs 100 miles
north and' south and miles east
and west, and is owned and operated
by a syndicate of Northern capitalists.
Their general manager, J-R. Wat
kins, gives an interesting account of
this gigantic plantation, which throws
tLe great Dairy mple farm in Dakota
into the shade completely.
"The 1,500,000 acres of our tract,"
Mr. Watkins said, "was purchased
in 1883 Irom the state of Louisiana
and from the Uuited States govern
ment At that time it was a vast
grazing land for the cattle of the few
dealers in the neighborhood. When
I took possession I found over 30,000
head of half wild horses and cattle.
My work was to divide the immense
tract into convenient pastures, estab
lish stations or ranches every six miles.
The fencing alone cost in the neigh
borhood of $50,000. The land I found
to be best adapted to rice, sugar, corn
and cotton. All our cultivating,
ditching, etc., is done by steam pow
er. We take a tract, say a half a
mil e wide for instance, ana place an
engine on each side. The engines are
portable and operate a cable attached
to four plows, and under this arrange
ment we are able to plow thirty acres
a day with only the labor of three
men. Our harrowing, planting and
other cultivation is done in a like
manner ; in fact, there is not a single
draught horse on the entire place.
We have, of course, horses for the
herders of cattle, of whieh we
now have 16,000 head. The South
, ern Pacific railroad runs for tbiriy six
miles through our farm. We have
three steamboats operating on the
waters of out own estate, upon which
there are 300 miles of navigable wat
ers. We have an ice house, a bank, a
ship yard and a rice mill."— St. Louis
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