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r. 2!ow be beheld himself lying at Kasana's
iect, his head fondly laid on her lap while
he gazed up into her lovely face. Then it
was Joshua who stood before him in splen
did armor as he had jnst now seen him, only
more gorgeous, and in ruddy firelight, in
stead of the dim light in the tent Then
strain, all the finest oxen and rams of his
herds passed in front of him, and mingling
with all these sentences rf the message he
had learned passed through his mind nay,
lie fancied that they were being shonted in
his ears; bnt before he could be qnite sure of
their meaningjSome new and dazzling vision
or a loud,rnshing sound filled his mind's eye
And on he went, totteringlike one drunk,
with the sweat standing on his brow and a
parched mouth. Now and then he mechani
cally lifted his hand to wipe the dust from
his burning eyes, bnt he cared little that
they failed to show him clearly what was
passing around him, for nothing could be
more delightful than what he beheld when
he looked within. Every now and then, to
be sure, he was conscious of acute suffering
and he felt inclined to fling himself on the
ground in sheer exhaustion, but then again
a strange sense or relief Kept mm up. At
last the delirium was too much for him; his
head seemed growing and swelling till it
was as large as the colossus he had seen
yesterday in front of a temple, then it rose
to the height of the palm trees by the road
side, and at last it reached the mist over the
firmament, and higher and higheryet. Then
this head, which was still his head, was as
wide as the horizon, and he pressed his
hands to his temple end held his brow, for
his neck and shoulders were too weak to
bear the burden of so huge a head, and
possessed with this madness, he shrieked
aloud, his knees gave way and he sank
.-senseless in the dust.
To 6e Continued Xext Sunday.
ATOIDIXG HER OWK LIGHT.
A British Ship Tries to Steer A wot From
Bcr Own Lantern.
Qfew York World.:
The question of the carrying of lights,
tand changes necessary for the benefit of
navigation and the avoidance of collisions,
"brings to mind an incident that happened
some years ago, when a British frigate,
homeward bound, and an American man-of-war
were lying at anchor in the same port
The Captain and offioersof the English vessel
were invited to dine on board the American
chip. The dinner was a long, jovial affair,
and the toasts were frequent Finally,
about 10 o'clock, the visitors were bundled
into their boats to return to their vessel,
which was to get under way as soon as all
were on board and the boats hoisted
After a short interval the vessel was seen
to be moving, and from the American conld
he heard a number of orders given to the
helmsman, first porting the helm and then
heaving it hard over the other way, repeat
ing this operation seveial times. As the
course was a fairly straight one, the reason
for this vast amount of maneuvering was
not at all apparent, and the mystery re
mained unsolved for quite a while.
Several months later one of the officers
returned to the station aboard another
British man-of-war, and he stated that,
owing to too much Americanism or too
many good-bves, they had neglected to give
the order to haul down the vessel's stay
light as the light is called which all ves
sels hoist forward when at anchor and,
being firmly convinced that it was the light
aboard of some other ship, they were shift
ing their vessel's course in vain endeavors
to avoid it, and bring it to bear in some
other direction than right ahead. It was
sot until they had .taken up the greater
portion of the anchorage, and had come
within an ace of running down various
craft that someone cooler-headed than the
rest discovered the offending lantern and
had it hauled down.
THE F0BMATI0N OP GUERBILLAS.
"Why Qaantrell'a Gang Was Organized and
In 1661, just after Price had captured
lcxington. Mo., seven of his men bound
themselves by an oath to stand by each
other and kill all those at whose hands they
had suffered. They were Quantrell, Haller,
the Little brothers, Hampton, Kelley and
Busham. Many others soon joined them.
All complained of terrible outrages on
themselves or members of their families,
and it is more than probable the charges
I,. "were true, for that was an evil time. Men
were whipped, robbed, murdered; women
were insulted, outraged, driven from their
, homes. Each army contained its quota of
bad men, and at the beginning of the war
'- always happens in snch cases, men with no
j, feeling on either side of the great contro-
versy robbed "Unionists and charged it to
the Secessionists, and vice versa, and in
i inch heated times each party believes the
worst of the other.
The region in which the James and
loungers grew up has had a singular ex
perience in lawlessness. Prom 1819 to 1854
the western line of Missouri, from the site of
the present Kansas City south,was the border
between the whites and the semi-civilized
Delawares, Shawnees and "Wyandottcs that
is to say, the line where criminals were safe.
The white population of Jackson, Clay and
adjacent counties had increased to a few
hundreds when the Mormons came in 1833;
a year later the "Mormon war" began and
raged at intervals lor four years 'till the
Mormons were expelled. Eleven years later
the emigrants to California made Indepen
dence their gathering point and life be
came generally reckless. Soon followed the
Kansas troubles, from 1854 to 1857. Hatred
burned in the hearts of the people on both
sides of the line; hundreds of "Javhawkers,"
"lied Legs" and "Border Bufnans" were
longing for a chance to get revenge. Oat
of this sanguinary chaos of blood and fire
the Quantrell gang was evolved.
JDST LIKE HIS GRANDFATHER.
A Mississippi Congresiiman Tells a Good
Story on Illmielf".
ew York Stir, i
Congressman John Allen, of Mississippi,
was the central figure of a pleasant group ot
Southern gentlemen at the Hoffman House
yesterday. The witty Southern Representa
tive is always at his best when telling an
entertaining story. In talking about the
amusing incidents connected with political
campaigning in his Congressional district,
he related several stories in the negro dia
lect, among the best of which was the fol
lowing: 'I had just returned from making a polit
ical speech," said Mr. Allen, "when I was
met at the door by old 'Aunty Allison, an
aged negro woman, who nursed me in child
hood. With her big, black, good-natured
face all wreathed in smiles, she said: 'Bless
ma soul! Mass'r John, but how yo' don' re
tnin me o yo deah ole gran'fa'r. To walk
like him. talk like him, act like him, an'
am jes' like him in politiks, too."
"Whv, aunty, I never knew that my
grandfa'ther had been active in politics,'
" 'Oh, 'deed an' deed he wah, Mass'r
John. He wah jest like yo'seli in that
" 'In what way, aunty?'
" 'Oh, he wah all de time a holdin office.'
"What office did grandfather hold,
" 'Jes' de same as yo' candidate.' "
The Smallest Republic In the World.
Trobably the smallest republic in the
iworld is the one which declared its inde-
Lpendence on August 9, at Franceville, one
fat the islands of the New Hebrides, and
Eficlected M. Chevilliard its President The
glnhabitants consist of 40 Europeans (includ
ing a solitary Englishman, a missionary),
tand 500 black workmen employed by a
iTrench company. The new flag of the re
public having been duly hoisted, the iTrench
it'unboat Saone landed a detachment and
Xsiluted the flag.
WOMEN AS LAWYERS.
A Member of the Chicago Bar Be
hearses the Eeasons Given
WHY WOMEN CANKOT PRACTICE.
Single Ladies Admitted to the Bars of Some
States Bnt -
HATE0N8 ABE ALWAYS DISCOURAGED
rwamxx roa tot pispatch.1
For the actual administration of justice,
particularly in courts governed by the
principles of common law, a learned bar is
almost as essential as a learned judiciary.
Judges very quickly after their elevation
to the bench appreciate the fact that the
facility and accuracy of their judicial labors
largely depend on the legal training and
ability of the lawyers. Hence it well be
comes courts of justice to be ever careful
and extremely solicitous for its bar, its rules
of admission and the requirements of its
candidates, with the view of fostering in its
ranks the highest possible order ot profes
In most of the States, in order to promote
the "proper administration of justice,"
women have not been permitted to practice
in the courts from which the common law
excluded them ever since its adoption in
this country. It might be well to state that
by expressed provision we have adopted the
common law of England, and with three ex
ceptions, ths statutes of that country
passed prior to the fourth year of the
reign of James the First, so far
as they were applicable to our courts. In a
few of the Western States, however, the bar
has among its practitioners some women
lawyers married as well as single. In 1869
Mrs. Arabella M. Mansfield, the wife ot
Prof. J. M. Mansfield, of Mount Pleasant,
Iowa, was admitted under a statute provid
ing that any "white male person" with the
requisite qualifications should be licensed to
practice by virtue of the statute that "words
importing the masculine gender oalv mav
be extended to females," and the Court held
the affirmative declaration that male per
sons may be admitted does not imply a de
THE KIGHT OF FEMALES.
A few years later, in 1872, Mrs. C. H.
Nash, of Maine, was admitted, and I believe
this was the first case in which a woman has
obtained full standing in the legal pro
fession of New England; and further, too,
we have no record save hers and that of Mrs.
Mansfield of any married ladies being ad
mitted to the bar.
In the January term of 1870, Mrs. Myra
Bradwell, the well-known editor of the
Chicago Legal 2Tews, a lady of remarkable
ability and the wife of Judee Bradwell,
petitioned the Supreme Court of the State of
Illinois, to be admitted to enter upon the
practice of law. Her certificate of qualifica
tion and attainments were ceitihed to by
the Hon. E. S. Williams, Presiding Judge
for the Seventh district, and the Hon.
Charles Reed, then State's 'Attorney for
Cook county. The petition was heard, hot
was refused bv the late Justice Lawrence
on the ground, partly, of her disabilities as
a married woman, and as such incapable of
making contracts. A few years before Mrs.
Belva Lockwood was a candidate for Presi
dent ot the United States she was refused
admission to the Court of Claims for the
District of Columbia purely on the same
grounds as Mrs. Bradwell. A few single
women have been more successfnl. Miss
Barkalow, of St. Louis, Mo., was admitted
under a statute providing that "any person"
possessing certain qualifications "may be
licensed," which admits women to all the
Courts of the State, including the Supreme
Michigan, too, admits a feme sole though
not a feme covert to practice. Miss Char
lotte E- Bay was admitted tn the District of
Columbia on graduating from Howard "Uni
versity. The Federal District Court ol Il
linois admitted Miss Hewiitt in 1874. The
Federal District Court of Iowa has also ad
mitted a woman.
KO EUCOTJEAGEMENT FOB MATEOJfS.
It appears while some courts have admit
ted unmarried women to their bars they have
given but little encouragement to the
married ladies. It looks as if there were
some good grounds for a distinction over
and above their disabilities as married
women. They would not be bound by the
obligations necessary to be assumed, where
the relation of attorney and client exists, by
reason of the disability imposed by their
married condition. If Mrs. Bradwell were
were admitted, she might, and very likely,
too. appear in court before her husband.
Judge Bradwell; and as the law in most
cases looks upon man and wife as nearly as
poisitile, as one; Judge Bradwell would
virtually occupy the dual position of judge
and attorney in the same case, overruling
his own objections and sustaining the ob
jections of his opponent, and in his capacity
as Judge he would disregard the well-known
and never-disputed axiom of law: Nemo
potest judicare in sua causa, that no one is
able to judge in his own cause.
Notwithstanding that the admission of
women to the bar does not harmonize with
the common law nor with manv of the State
constitutions, nor meet with judicial sanc
tion, many are the reasons advanced by the
advocates of their supposed rights. They
hold that a class wholly unrepresented in
courts of justice can never obtain full jus
tice in such courts; that a union of the pecu
liar delicacy and conscientiousness attrib
uted to women together with the decisive
firmness and vigor ot men, are not only de
sirable bat necessary in the promotion of
justice; that a great injustice is done to one
half of the Community by shutting them
out arbitrarily from an' honorable and re
munerative field of industry, for which
many of them have a decided taste and
AX ATTORNEY'S POSITION-.
Webster says an attorney is "one who
takes the turn or place o( another." Bou
vier, in his "Institutes," is more explicit in
his definition. "An altorney-at-Iaw is an
officer in a court of justice who is employed
by a party in a cause to manage the same
for him." Attorneys are simply agents.
They transact business and appear for and
act in place of tneir clients, who have not
the requisite learning, experience, time or
desire to appear in suits for themselves.
From time immemorial female attorneys
were unknown in England, and should a
lady ent Westminster Hall either in the
capacity of an attorney or barrister, she
would create just as much astonishment as
if she had just ascended the Bench of
Bishops or had been elected to a seat in the J
Mouse ol Commons.- 1 cannot but think
that the rule adopted by the common law
and our Supreme Courts is a wise one. The
profession enters largely into the well being
of society and to be honorably filled exacts
our best efforts. The law of nature
destines and qualifies the female sex for the
bearing and nurturing of the children
of our race and for the custody of the homes
of the world and their maintenance in love
and honor. Surely the profession of the
law, above all other callings, is inconsistent
with those radical and .sacred duties, and in
consequence a departure from the order of
nature, xis true tbe ups and down of life,
together with its cruel chances, may leave
women free from the peculiar duties of their
sex. These may need employment, and
should be welcome to any not derogatory to
their natures. It is a matter of public pol
icy to provide for the weaker sex, but not
for its superfluous members, and above all
sot to tempt them from the callings of their
nature by opening to them duties peculiar
to ours. There are other and many
employments in life sot unfit for the female
nature. But the profession of thelaw can
not possibly be one of them. The, natural
QXTAXTTrES 07 WOMANHOOD,
its gentle graces, its quick sensibilities, its
susceptibilities, its purity, its delicacy, its
emotional impulses, its subordination of
hard reason to sympathetic feeling are
surely not qualifications for forensic strife.
She is as little molded for the mental con
flicts of the courtroom as for the physical
conflicts of the battlefield. She was de
signed for gentler and better things. It is
cot the saints of the world who in the main
employ lawyers. The profession has to deal
with all that is mean and malicious,
knavisn and criminal, coarse and nasty, re
pulsive and obscene in human life. It
would surely be revolting to all female
sense of innocence and modesty, and shock
ing to the faith that man bears toward
womanhood, on which bang all the better
affections and humanities of life, were
women permitted to mix professionally in
all the nastiness of the depraved which
finds its way into courts of law. Take a
glimpse at the catalogues, of crime that are
felonious under the statutes with which the
profession has to deal, and which go toward
filling up judicial reports, and it will be
readily seen that no modest woman could
read them without pain and self abasement,
nor so overcome the instincts of her nature
as to publicly try them. I hope we hold in
too high an estimation the sex as to volun
tarily commit it to such studies and such
occupations. We must not depend on such
assistance, nor get our defenders from their
ranks. T. J. Fitzgerald.
THE PBICE OP CHAMPAGNES.
What the Xpernay Grapes Cost The Snn
The following extract from a French pa
per, relative to tne price of some cham
pagne grapes of this year's harvest, may
prove interesting in these times of a talk
about a champagne trust: ''People are often
astonished when tbey hear of the price of a
bottle of champagne of some high-class
brand. But it is known that in the Epernay
district a basketful of Cramant grapes was
sold at the rate of 3 francs a kilogramme
(two pounds). This has put up the price of
a cask containing 200 litres (about 200
quarts) to 1,400 francs, or $280. It has-been
calculated that this year a fine bunch of
grapes, with big grapes, is worth to its pro
prietor 1 centime (one-fifth of 1 cent) for
So much for the true, genuine grape har
vested in the old province of Champagne,
or rather in a small portion of it, around
Epernay and Ay. But all champagne
wine, which is drnnk by hundreds of mill
ions ot bottles throughout the world, could
not be produced in this French province.
For instance, one reads in a review ot a
wine crop, published this year in the Jour
nal Des Debats of the 8lh instant, in regard
to the crop of white grapes in the district of
Sancerre, some 250 miles distant from
Champagne, that "a large portion of the
crop has been sold, before harvesting, to the
makers of champagne, at the rate of GO
francs ($10) the hectolitre, or 100 litres, just
as it comes out from the press machine."
therefore containing a great deal of froth.
now different this price is from that of the
Cramant or the genuine grape of Champagne.
Still those white wines from Sancerre and
other districts give a good champagne after
having passed through the making process.
It must be kuown that it is due to that
process that champagne sparkles so
strongly, much more actively, indeed, than
the natural sparkling Burgundies. The
Champagne wine, previous to its being
treated and improved, is a quiet, delicious,
still wine, with an admirable light rose
tinted color the wine for home, the twin
brother of the champagne of restaurants and
A CHICAGO BUSIBODI.
Queer Contrlvnnce to Prevent Unwelcome
Vtnltors From Entering;.
In front of a second-story window of a
store and flat building over one of the
Westside thoroughfares is a curious contri
vance which has long excited tht curiosity
of daily passers-by. It is a slab-like affair
which stands out from the building on
brackets, and its use or utility is not ap
parent to the most careful observer. Peo
ple who see it have wondered what it is, but
in vain. One day, not long ago, a young
man whose curiosity regarding the mysteri
ous contrivance had been piqued regularly
twice a day, resolved to find out what the
tbing was. Accordingly he left his car one
morning at the street above the building
and walked slowly down the street gazing
at the object as he approached it. In front
of a house near by stood a good-natured
looking old fellow, and the young man
stopped and asked him if he could explain
the object of the arrangement in question.
"Yes, sir," grinned the man, "some peo
ple call it a 'busybody,' but I think it's a
good idea. You see there is a mirror back
of that slab, and it is set so that a person in
the window can look into it and see the
face of anyone who may be ringing the
door-bell below. It saves many a trip up
and down stairs, for a woman can see if
the caller is a peddler or some one she
doesn't care to see. If it is, she lets them
ring until they get tired. Good idea, eh?"
The young man opined that it was a
COFFEE FOR A PENNI.
Blot Boxes might be Turned to Good Ac
count In Winter.
"1 was thinking just now," said a gray
haired man, who stood with his coat collar
turned up near where one of the drop-a-penny-m-the-slot
water cooler used to be in
Independence Square, "that it would be a
good scheme to have hot coffee in tanks
placed about town in cold weather so that a
chap with a penny or two could warm up
once in a while. You know there are cans
made to keep coffee hot for 21 hours. They
have thm in Boston. They use' cork, I be
lieve, to pack around the can.
"Well, the coffee tanks wouldn't need
any more attention than the ice water cool
ers. Then on a cold morning a fellow could
drop a penny in the slot and get a cup of
coffee. Don't you think it's a great
COULDN'T SEE THET0INT.
An Englishman Unable to Understand Tale
Sew Haven Palladium.
A Yale student returning from abroad is
disgusted with the slow appreciation of the
English people. He says that on the trip
home he had occasion to make use of the
phrase "in the soup." As it was new to
British ears, it provoKed the curiosity, of
one old gentleman, who begged an explana
tion. The embarrassed yoifng man began
with a cheerful and homely example.
"If," said he, "I started for America, and
my trunk by some inadvertence was de
tained in Liverpool, I "should be sadly in
convienced, would I not? Well, then, my
trunk would be in the soup, and so would
"But," broke out the Englishman, "I can
not see what your trunk has got to do with
an article of diet."
Let me linger where the gramma grass Is grow-
When tbe sun Its scarlet streamers flings on
Let me roam where countless prairie-flowers
And tbe evening clouds are blushing in the
In the winter when alone and in tbe stirrup.
Through the drifting snowflakes pushing on
in haste, '
The thought of someone often makes me cheer
As her tender kisses on my lips I taste.
And in summer when the verdant boughs are
In tho breezes gently sighing Ver the plain.
Along tbe langhing landscape slowly plodding.
Her glances greet me lovingly again.
And now tlje moments seem to me but Idle
When someone is not nestling oy mr side,
I toss upon my broncho's neck the bridle
And like the wind across the pampas ride.
The deepest wound my bosom has to carry
Is in the inmost recess of mr heart;
It bleeds afresh when nightfall bids me tarry,
And I wonder how we ever live apart.
Let me hie from where the gramma grits Is
Toward tbe sunset's golden glory in the sky;
Let me hasten where the buds are ever blowing
And tbe love-light flashes in my dear one's
David Graham Adee, in Washington Pott,
How the Favorite American Bever
age is Adulterated.
A FEW VERY SIMPLE TESTS.
Benefits Derived From Moderate
WHERE THE BEST BERRIES COME FROM
rwEirrxK roa rax dispatch.
In order to keep awaks during the long-drawn-out
religious services of the fifteenth
century Mohammedans the Arab of this faith
was accustomed to drink large quantities. of
black coffee, and it was for this purpose that
coffee was first taken up and welcomed by
these people when it was introduced from
Abyssinia. But in spite of the fact that it
enabled their hearers to keep awake during
services, the Mohammedan priests were op
posed to its use by the people; they held that
it was an intoxicating beverage, and conse
quently forbidden by the Koran. As is
usually the case under similar circumstances,
the people went right on using coffee for its
arousing effect, and gradually it came into
use as a common beverage among the
From Arabia it wended its way of favor
Westward to Constantinople. Here also the
Mohommedanipriests opposedj't bitterly be
cause of the number ot people that the
coffeehouses took froni attendance at the
mosques. To remedy matters the Sultan
placed a heavy tax on the product, notwith
standing which coffee spread in favor until,
about the middle of the sixteenth century, it
was introduced into England by a Turkey
merchant, who was wont to give his friends
a sip of the beverage. Soon, however, too
many visitors began to bore him, when he
started his Greek servant in business by
setting up the first coffee house in London.
After that coffee soon became a popular
household beverage, though not now so pop
ular in England as tea. In America, how
ever, much more coffee than tea is con
sumed. The first cargo of coffee landed in
the United States in 1809. A short time ago
there was in the neighborhood of 100,000,000
pounds of the product in this country, and
afloat on the wav here.
BIO COFFEE SBINKEBS.
Of 11 leading countries, Holland heads
the list in coffee consumption, about 21
pounds for each man, woman and child
being annually consumed there; European
Bussia stands at the bottom of the list,
averaging only a little over an ounce per
capita; while the United States is rated
fifth, consuming annually about eight
pounds per individual inhabitant.
As with all vegetable products, coffee
varies in quality, according to the district
where it is grown; some parts of the world
having belts of country, usually small in
extent, where the chemical constituents of
the soil and the climate are such as to pro
duce a berry possessing a delicaoy of flavor
not to be produced elsewhere.
The principal American localities at pres
ent growing and exporting coffee are Brazil,
Costa Bica, Guatemala, Venezuela, Guiana,
Peru and the West India Islands. From
the East we get coffee from Java, Ceylon
and Arabia. The latter country furnishes
the celebrated "Mohka," or Mocha, which
is probably the most popular and finest
flavored product of its kind. It is said,
however, that but a few thousand pounds of
it ever gets west ot Constantinople, the
bulk of what is sold as Mocha coffee coming
from India and the various American coffee
All genuine coffee of commerce is obtained
from the coffee plant which is an evergreen
shrub belonging to the same natnral order as
the quinine yielding plants. It is about six
feet high as cultivated: is covered with a
beautiful large, shining leathery leaf, and
bears a berry greatly resembling a com
mon cherry. Within this berry, and cor
responding to the cherrv-stone. are two
semi-globular seeds, having their fiat sur
faces in contact. Each of these seeds make
a grain of commercial coffee. They are
tough and horny, and, before roasting, are
about as little suggestive of the rich aroma
of a delicious breakfast cup of coffee as one
could well imagine. They possess neither
the taste nor smell of coffee in any degree.
These qualities so delicious to our senses are
developed in the roasting, and are due to
the formation of a certain aromatic, oily
product called caffeine. This is very differ
ent from caffeine, which is the active prin
ciple of coffee, and which gives to the latter
the gentle stimulating property that makes
it so popular.
TOT "WE DRINK COFFEE.
Few people perhaps are aware that they
drink coffee for its stimulating effects, and
most persons, if asked why they drink it,
would answer: "Because it tastes good of
course." But that is not the reason, never
theless; it is for its stimulating properties
that people drink it The active principle,
caffeine, is also the active principle of tea, in
wuicu piaui it is present muouDietne quau-
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tity existing in coffee, and is called theine.
A remarkable thing in this connection is
that man, even in his wild state,should have
selected for his everyday beverage tbe only
plants of all the earth's flora that contain
this principle, caffeine. There are, besides
tea and coffee, two or three other plants that
contain this principle, and they are also used
to make beverages.
When taken into the human system, coffee
does not act as a food, but it lessens waste of
tissue, and thus acts as an indirect nutrient
When drunk as a beverage it has the effect I
ol removing mental tatigne and unrest.
Medicinally, it is used to overcome drowsiness,-especially
that due to opium poison
ing, in which the active principle, caffeine,
is often used, on account of being more con
centrated. Caffeine is also prescribed for
nervous headache and other nervous
troubles; it is a stomachic tonic, promoting
appetite and digestion, and has been suc
cessfully used in the treatment of spasmodic
asthma. Probably no other article of diet
has given rise to the discussion that coffee
has; some writers have claimed that its
effects are pernicious, others that they are
highly beneficial. As is usually tbe case,
the truth lies between these extremes;
the moderate use of coffee (one
cupful at each meal and none be
tween times) is salutary, promoting, as it
does, the appetite and digestion, and caus
ing the mind, when not too much agitated,
to rest easy. Of course when used to mois
ten and prepare a mouthful of food for swal
lowing, and thus take tbe place of proper
mastication and in salivation, coffee drink
ing is pernicious. Hut this is not the proper
way of drinking coffee. Drink It with your
meals it you want to; but do not take it into
your mouth when your mouth contains
HOW COFFEE IS ADULTERATED.
There is a popular idea that coffee is some
times adulterated. To ascertain to what
extent this idea has a foundation in fact, 21
samples of roasted .coffee, ranging in price
irom it to 3D cents per pouna, tnougn chiefly
of the lower priced grades, were examined
microscopically and to some extent chemi
cally. The lollowing adulterations were
Chicory in seven samples.
Turnips in two samples.
Bye in four samples.
Acorns (T) in one sample. '
Beans or peas in three samples.
Sawdust in three samples.
Pebbles in one sample. ,
Caramel in adulteratlve quantities in four
Chicory, with one exception, was only
found in the ground coffees. It is the
ground and roasted root of a plant of the
dandelion family. In some parts of Europe
it is largely cultivated for use as a substi
tute for coffee, a beverage being prepared
from it without any addition of the latter.
This fact might be used as an argument in
favor of allowing the ground root to he
mixed with coffee, the mixture being sold
under the latter name. "It does so harm,"
it might be said, "and it stakes 'coffee
. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER
cheaper." Such arguments have no
weight, however, and for these
reasons: Chicory contains none ot
the pecnliar constituents of coffee; and it
has not the latter's beneficial and gratify
ing effects on the human economy; indeed,
it has almost nothing in common with coffee
but color. The cheapness of a mixture of
coffee and chicory is no argument in favor
of the sale of such mixture; if the consumer
thinks.he cannot afford to buy pure coffee,
let him buy the chicory and coffee separately
and mix them himself; this will be cheaper
still. But it is by no means advisable to do
this; it is better by far to drink the old
fashioned "cambric tea," made of hot water,
milk and hugar. This will be nourishing,
and soothing to the stomach, while the
chicory infusion has been demonstrated not
to be so innocent as had been supposed.
BEWABE OF GEOUND COFFEE.
The turnips, rye, acorns and beans were
with one exception only found in ground
coffees. They were in each instance ground
and roasted except in case of the beans,
which were in one instance present entire in
a sample of whole coffee. For these adul
terations not even the argument that they
nre nourishing is tenable, for the starch,
nthinh id thai,. Hnn.!.1SHi. ninnlnla la
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largely converted Into charcoal in roasting.
Some of the "coffees" (?) adulterated with
them consisted of little else than the adul
terants, and contained bnt little coffee.
Possibly they might not do much harm it
anyone chose to buytbem at from 16 to 20
cents per pound; but tbe chances are that
good beans, rye, etc, were not used, it be
ing more likelythat old, mnsty, worm-eaten
or rotten products were made use or. Good
or spoiled, their use as an adulterant of
coffee is a cheat and a fraud, and ought to
The sawdust was probably that of walnut,
though this was not definitely determined: It
certainly was woody fiber not derived from
chicory root. It added weight and bulk to
tbe coffee, and probably some color and taste
to the infusion.
Pebbles probably do not hurt anyone, be
cause they are not soluble, but they are
dear at 16 cents per pound. The writer is
told that green coffee often contains a con
siderable quantity of pebbles and other for
eign matters, which are usually removed by
the roasters, but as the consumer is not di
rectly interested in this matter, it was not
Caramel is burnt sugar, and was added to
tbe coffee containing it probably for the pur
pose ol making the infusion prepared there
from look dark and strong. It adds to the
bitterness also, and thus gives a further
diminution of strength. Sugar in small
quantity is said to be added to coffee before
roasting by some -roasters, who claim that
the caramel resulting improves and con
serves the aroma of the coffee. Be this as it
may, caramel in the fonr instances men
tioned was present inlarger quantities than
required even for this purpose. A portion
of it may have been developed in the roast
ing of the chicory.
A GLITTEEINO DELUSION.
Some of the samples were highly glazed
with a mixture containing as jts chief ingre
dients, sugar and eggs; the latter probably
more or less in a state of decomposition.
To drink an infusion ot these semi-rotten
eggs might not be particularly harmful, be
cause ot the small quantity taken, but the
idea was not pleasant. A good glaze un
doubtedly seals up the aroma within the
grain and thus prevents loss, but the eggs
entering into its composition onght to be
Fifteen of the samples were of ground, five
of whole and one of powdered coffee. Of
the 15 specimens of the ground article, all
but one were adulterated. This one con
tained dirt and many suspicious looking
particles so burnt as to defy recognition; it
cost 20 cents, and was the best of the ready
ground coffees, though that is little recom
mendation. Of the five samples of whole
coffee only one conld be said to be adulter
ated and this was with pebbles, beans, chic
ory and caramel. Oneother sample, how
ever, was dirty, containing burnt coffee
grains and what might have been the sweep
ings of a coffee bin. The one sample of
powdered coffee examined was pure and
clean, of good aroma and strong; but it de
teriorated rapidly when keptin the labora
tory for a week, even though tightly boxed
Apropos of the adulteration articles that
have recently appeared in The Dispatch,
the New York Sanitarian says that these
articles show clearlv "the necessity of a
rigid chemical police by tbe health author
ities everywhere." "Undoubtedly this is the
only effectual remedy for adulteration, and
eventually it will come; but in the mean
time what is the consumer going to do to
First, buy no ready ground coffee; get the
unground article and grind it in the kitchen
immediately before use. In the present
state of the market you must not expect to
get a good conee at retail lor less than 25
cents. Your grocer will tell you the same
thing if you ask him. As a rule grocers do
not care to sell the lower priced coffees, for
they know their poor quality, and suspect
their spurious character.
WE LIKE TO BE HUMBUGGED.
But, as a grocer told the writer, the pub-l
jic in gcucrm win not ueeu tneir aamoni
tions, and suspect interested motives when
the grocer advises them to buy a better
grade. Truly, the public insists on being
humbugged. If the grocer had his own
way in tne matter he would sell only first
class goods at just prices, he would make as
much money as now; bnt the buying public
rushes to where things are offered at the
lowest figures, and for this reason retailers
make a demand of the wholesalers, and they
in turn of the manufacturers, for low and still
lower prices, till a poibt is reached far be
low what a genuine article can be furnished
for. Then, in the coffee line, comes in the
chicorv, beans and burnt sugar. This is
the history of food adulteration in a nut
shell, and, as is seen, the trouble commences
with tbe public, though this of course does
not lessen the crime ot the sophisticator.
Adulterations, usually foreign matter and
damaged or burnt coffee grains in any speci
men of coffee, may usually be readily de
tected by a careful inspection of individual
grains. A good test applicable to the
ground and whole article, is to spread out a
few grains on a glass plate and moisten
them with a little water, when any foreign
vegetable substance will swell and become
sott, while coffee remains hard and unyield
ing to a needle or knife-blade. If ground
coffee coheres or cakes in the paskage'or
when pressed together, it indicates with
reasonable certainty that foreign vegetable
matter is present Again, if when a thim
bleful of ground coffee is placed on the sur
face of a glass of cold water, some particles
almost immediately sink to the bottom,
leaving colored streaks behind them, which
give decided color to the water witbin a half
hour, the conclusion is certain that the
coffee is adulterated, probably with chickory.
Genuine coffee will float on the sur
face of cold water for a considerable
time, and will be hours imparting much
color to it. If you want to see this test, bny
a pound of 16-cent. readv-ground coffee.
and a pound of the whole atticle sold at 35
cents. Have the latter ground and perform
the test ot each of the two kinds in separate
glasses. In 20 minutes or a half hour the
water in the glass containing the low-priced
article will be markedly- colored, and a
portion (consisting chiefly of chicory and
other foreign vegetable matter) oi tha
"coffee" will have sunk to the bottom of
the glass; while the water of the other sam
ple will be but slightly if at all discolored,
and little or none of the coffee placed on
the surface will have sunk. Care should be
taken not to shake the glasses during the
test. This experiment is practical, inter
esting and convincing.
Chetaliee Q.Jackson, M. D.
A Femlnloe Characteristic
Norrlstoirn Herald. 1
A woman may have one of the best mem
ories procurable, but when she is learning
to play whist, ihe.forgets every two minutes
Tickling the Pnlntr.
The only trouble with Hamburg figs Is that
tbey are so pleasant to the palate that children
are apt to eat them when not absolutely noces
sary. If they can get hold of them surrepti
tiously. They wlulnjure no one, but medicine
should not be taken unless needed. 5& cents.
Dose, one fig. MackDrugjCa, M.Y, XTST7
WHIT WE MUST WEAR
Shirley Bare Gives the Ladies Some
COEEECT COSTUMES FOR WINTER.
THE YEET LATEST AGOHI IN BANGS
rwBrrTEX ron Tins dispatch.
It would be easier to say what is not to be
worn this year than what is in style.
Everyone to her taste, is the motto of the
season, and let us hope that everyone may
have taste, or some friend for her, enough
to be saved in a becoming sense. Every
fashionable rich woman can order gowns
Hoven especially for her, an extravagance of
Oxford undergraduates 40 years ago. Wit
ness the bills for Tom Brown's waistcoats of
gorgeous dye. The more moderate can be
satisfied that not more than two or three
other women on the planet have gowns like
hers on, for the pattern is destroyed after a
limited number of yards are made. By tbe
unlimited samples of patterns and fabric
shown on the desk before me, it would
seem as it every Jenny and Jessamy
through the Union might choose something
distinct from every other girl in town, and
something becoming, too.
The materials in best style are the soft fin
ished India cashmeres and camel's hair,
twills and serges, in plain goods, with many
silk and wool mixtures of the finest sort.
fancy wools and plaids of dark, rich, often
indistinct shading. French cashmere, woven
in the figures and soft, gorgeous colorings of
Eastern shawls are among the most expen
sive fabrics, doubling the cost of rich silks;
but these are the choice of the few. The
colors best worn are Burgundy reds, Java
brown, the shade of perfect roasted coffee,
grape shades, which include the deep purple
and the blue bloom of ripe clusters, bronze,
pine green, besides all the grays in a sea
gull's wing. One thing is to be remarked of
the colors now in vogue that never since
the days of Magenta and Bismarck browns
were so many trving shades offered in one
season. The Eiffel reds, the dark blue
greens, tbe cinnamon browns require artistic
sense to adjust the one right shade to each
complexion which makes the toilet fine as
an Indian embroidery, all others being hard
and pitiless and unbecoming.
A HETV VOCATION FOE TVOMEN.
By and by women of perfect taste will
find a vocation in going from house to house
to tell each person in it what to wear that
suits ner best. It would be the best money
spent by most women, even in moderate cir
cumstances, if thev could for an addition!
55 on the tost of their wardrobes each sea
son secure the ideas of a person of infallible
taste to tell them just what to wear, in a
ladylike way The trouble with most of the
so-called "artist designers" is that they let
their Greek or mediaeval ideas run away
with them. Their chiffons and chatelaine
robes fit neither climate nor duties of the
times, and are dramatic rather than ar
tistic, so that commonsense keeps shy of
The new flannels, plaids and cloths are pe
culiar in a felt finish, dull and fine without
perceptible threads. Most wearers will wisely
prefer the smooth cloth finish, which wears
best. True broadcloths, glossy and fine, are
among the higher priced wool fabrics in the
darkest shades. These and the Amazon
ciotns of nnest twill are about $3 a yard, 52
inches wide. The only trouble with such
gowns is that they last top many years, and,
like old houses and upholstering, gather a
smell of wear, with all the care taken of
them. Heavy gowns and cloaks want to be
kept in airy closets with plenty of cedar
chips and balsam fir or vitivert to counter
act the woolen odor. Camel's hair cloth at
$3 is more wiry than anything of the kind.
The chuddah cloth is lighter weight, and
varies from $1 50 to $2 50 in price, with
a difference of fonr inches in width.
There is a pretty range of
suitings at SI 25 a yard, double width,
which seems the limit even good dressers
usually care to pay for wool dresses. For
this price one may have a nice henrietta
cloth, winter weight, or a fine brocaded
wool in self color, delicately woven on
thibet ground, which will wear well, or
equally fine armure, tricot or serge finish
in softly draping cloth of substance. Of
this price are the best plaids in dull rich
shades, which draped on the bias as they
are to be worn, offer instead of striking
enects, sucn penect Dienomg ot late autum
nal colors as no sunlight can ever accuse of
being startling or even gay. A two-inch
plaid of Java brown is crossed by an inch
bar of hunters' green warmed by a few
threads of the Eiffel red, just such shades as
one comes upon in nooks of November
woods among brown leaves and dull red
lights, and a cedar's rusty greenness.
AN ARTISTIC COMBINATION.
Of similar tone is a grave, mist-dark blue,
crossed by the darkest brown, like tree bark,
snot witn a tnreaa or two ot russet, and a
mossy blending of darkest bronze and ser
pent "green. For those who lore red, and
would wear it artistically, a dress that might
warm a wintry dav has a plain block of the
finest Eiffel shade, terra cotta with more
crimson and life than the old shades, barred
by blue-black, interwoven with the red, and
stitches of blue-gray, a combination learned
from the choicest ceramic art A woman of
almost any age could wear these plaids com
bined with plain wool of the graver shade.
The gayer plaids in marine crossed with
bronze, russet, gold and red, or fancies on
the Stuart tartan, are distinctly faithful.
At $1 a yard are some sott substantial
fabrics, which m ght be styled fancy woven
thibets, as they feel like that favorite old
fabric, in black and colors, in tape stripes
and broken stripes of alternate serge and
rep, or armure and rep weaving. A most
desirable choice for a quiet gown is a
silk and wool in black and white thread
mixture, lustrous but subdued, at SI a vard.
which, with side pleats or panel of black
brocade, touched with gold and gray, rough
Elush wraps of black gray, with collar of
lack feathers, and a little black and gold
bonnet, would make a stylish toilet at mod
Beside these quiet and always desirable
fabrics, the novelties ot the season, not in
tended to outlast it show pattern dresses in
parrot colors, a pine green cloth with figure
and border of poppy red, and the same in
coppery yellow, red cloth with canvas bor
der of marine blue and copper threads, or
wine pnrples with coppcrv red and russet.
which somehow look intended for landscape
effect, and wbicb buyers for profit will con
trol themselves with" admiring on others.
It is the penalty of being a rich woman
sometimes that one will wear such gowns.
At sight the novelty recommends them' to
those who like such things. With plenty
ot money in one s pocket, one buys an jsiuei
red cloth with modest pattern of plush
peonies in brighter red, and having bought,
as it isn't the tbing to give away to one's
maid or poor relation, tbe dress is made.
Being made, it is a solemn duty or an in
evitable fatality to wear it, in the eyes of a
satiric, staring world! Such a dress is
enough to give one an indigestion.
Purple is said to be the choice color, speci
ally in grape and raisin shades, which are
exactly what the names imply. But, to be
a little vulgar about it, there is an evident
attempt to paint tbe town red, in accessories,
of toilet at least
A French maker fills his window with
red shoes, in undressed kid of an amaranth
crimson shade red boots with black patent
leather tips and foxing red house shoes with
tips, toilet slippers all red, and tbe black
shoes and slippers had red ties of broad
silk, or small bows In red. In the dull kid
tbe effect is not glaring. But the next
window bad Nottingham curtains dyed red,
the same shade, ana very well they looked,
too, and a table-scarf with ends in carmine
silk crochet, which outdoes silk patch
work and Kensington, Corduroy dyed
this dull beautiful red is exeelliat tot
street and country gowns. It is extremely
chic to find the shade which becomes your
complexion better than anything else, and
have all your belongings died that color.
The gray and mouse-colored gowns and
jackets are in procession to the French
dyer's, who returns them ever so much pret
tier than they were at first Nothinjr could
be more charming in style than a dull gray
blue corduroy, dyed an art shade to suit a
young girl's fair face. The dress and jacket
with Shanghai silk facings a little deeper
color, blue born buttons colored by hand to
matcn, and student cap of corduroy, and
blue astrakhan, also dyed en suite, with
gray-blue gloves of deeper tone, was dan
gerously pretty, although the white cordu
roy to begin, was only 60 cents a yard, and
the dyeing in all a matter oi S3. That shows
what it is to have an artistic mamma to
plan for one.
The last agony in bangs, to write of an
uglythingas it deserves, brings a rolling
curl down the middle of the brow, very
much in a fashion to which sporting men
were partial years ago. Fashion though it
is, the younger brother will not lose the oc
casion to chant on its appearance the old
"There was a little girl.
And sha bad a little curl
Bight down in the center ot her forehead.
When she was good she was very good In
deed; Bat when she was bad she was horrid,'
In place of closing the dress collar trimly
with little gold and pearl-headed pins.
fancy now thrusts Jong- gold bodkins care
lessly through the lace of the cravat, having
an inch or two of heads and points ont, from
three to five such pins appearing on the lace
of a waistcoat and the lapels of the dresses.
With the white chemisette and the shirt
front worn on sunny days, women adopt the
fashion of jeweled studs, one fair creature, of
170 pounds, more or less, seen shopping tbe
other day, wearing a cluster pearl and
diamond "bosom pin," which would do
credit to a steamboat clerk or a Mississippi
gambler. Beally the freaks in ladles' wear
suggest archaic reminiscences.
THE CIGAR TTE FAD.
There is a fancy here and abroad for col
lecting yellow cigar ties, the ribbons which
come around bunches of cigar ties, which
serves various uses, to tie around a pet cat's
or terrier's neck, to hold back a muslin
half-curtain, to work into embroideries on
net, or weave into draperies like silk rag
portieres, tho idea being that a young lady
must be popular to have so manv cisrar rib
bons given her. Now yon know just what
it means when Carrie and Blanche sweeten
on you bo unexpectedly, and a shrewd youth
will hold a cigar tie worth at least ten min
utes' delightful chat on the -corner sofa not
a second less. A certain gay youth of my
acquaintance single himself out as an ob
ject of particular attention from the demoi
selles by appearing evenings with the dis
creet gleam of yellow and gilt ribbon in his
buttonhole like a French order of merit
He knows his worth, does that long headed
youth. It won't do to say that this is the
origin of the yellow garter which is passing
from friend to friend through every mail
nowaaays, or mat it nas any connection
with the women's rights badge, which is a
yellow ribbon, but something wilt have to
be done to discriminate.
The distinction made between dresses for
house and for street wear Is a sensible one,
even if it serves as excuse for an extrava
gance or two in the way of open throats and
bare elbows. The cloth, gowns for out of
doors are too heavy for the house, and too
sober, sometimes, and they wear out more,
sitting round the house, and getting tbe
back draperies tumbled than in seasons of
promenade. As well, wear your cloak al
ways indoors. The house dress allows
pretty, bright gowns, with the full, empire
waists, silk blouses, and large sashes, and
high puffed sleeves which are out of the
possibilities under any wrap but a peasant's
cloak. So the street gowns are tailor made,
plain as riding habits, with coat sleeve, and
drapery only ben.a jacket or short wrap
is worn. joor tne long, comfort
able Bussian cloaks of nlush or soft fcm.
caded wool coming to the feet, straight I
skhrts are made with only the front I
trimmed to show at the opening of the cloak. I
if at all, and no steels or pads are worn, as
tbe cloak gives all the fullness needed by
its large folds in the back, below the waist.
Slender, supple springs, .are worn with the
soft draperies and half trains ot house
dresses, and thin silk pads give flat hips the
all-roundness desired in the present style of
a Dutch-churn, which supposes the female
figure to be as wide., through from front to
back as from hip to hip, so the London
dressmakers say; hut I fancy the artists in
dress will make short work of that But it
is very nice to he able to wear the lovely
brocade designs, the crimson carnations on
gray, or the shaded velvety red roses on dull
rose ground, or the fine oriental cashmere
patterns indoors, where thev belong.
OLD LONDON BRIDGE..
When It Was Boilt nod Who the Architect
St Louis I'ost-Olspitch,!
The first stone bridge across the Thames
at London was commenced in 1176. The
architect was Peter, of Colechurcb, who
died in 1205, one year before the structure
was competed. The stone platform was 926
feet long and 40 feet wide. The coping
stones 60 feet above the level of tbe water at
ebb tide, and the bridge was formed by 19
pointed arches, with massive piers
from 25 to 31 feet in solidity, having
a drawbridge on each side of the
river to protect the approaches. The
chapel inscribed to St Thomas a Becket
consisted of two stones, and was familiarly
known as St Thomas of the bridge. It stood
on the tenth or great pier, that is, as nearly
as possible- in the center or the bridge, the
lower portion being the crypt, paved with
black and white marble. In this crypt the
architect, Peter of Colechurcb, desired that
his bones might restand there, it may be
presumed, they peacefully remained for
centuries. But in 1737 the premises came
into the occupation of a-Mr. Baldwin, to be
used by him as a dwelling and warehouse.
While alterations were being effected under
the staircase of the crypt the remains of "a
human body were discovered and removed,
but no inscription was fonnd to afford a
clue as to whose body it was, nor were any
records of tbe interment forthcoming.
A PLUG HE COULDS'T CHEW.
Hotv a Railroader Was Tansht Not ta Bor
row Other People's Tobacco.
Chicago Herald. 1
John Aspel, of the Missouri, Kansas and
Texas Bailroad, is known among his friends
of the rail as an inveterate beggar of to
bacco. Even -when he has a good plug of
his own in his pocket tbe habit bad so grown
upon him that he will ask for tobacco any
way. Last week some of tbe boys put up a
job on him. They sent out and got a square
of tough sole leather, covering both, sides of
it with a layer of tobacco, and piercing the
whole with the regulation tin tag. The pre
pared "plug" was given to one of the con
spirators, and ho filed it away in his pocket
During the day Aspel dropped in and
asked for a chew.
The fixed plug was banded to him. He
bit away at it lor awhile, and then be
pulled out his pocketknife and tried to cut
it He saw the deception intended and
tried to say nothing, but his friends gave
him tbe laugh. It is a pretty sure thing
that he will never again beg a chew of to
bacco. Love-Lighted Eyes.
There was recompense complete and sweet
For every pang I have ever known
Last night, when we chanced for a space to
In your low and tender tone.
But on. more precious than drink to one
Who thirsts for a sup and, thirsting, dies.
Was the look you gave me when all was done,
With tbe love-light la your eyes.
Wh ea you took ay sand I whispered low,
The want, se-tt cfatep was aetarasee sweet
That all the doubt or the long ago
Was erased lumbal heart-beat;
Bnt oh, mere dear than all else sMl be.
And treasured as life's most valued prise,
Wm that one lfcKloek as tfceta wsllea tree.
With the love-IHEhtta yew eves.
THE FIRESIDE SEHM3?
k Collection of EnlmaM Its for
Address communications for this department
to K. B. Chadbobes. LewUton, Mrtfffl&M
796 A BEAD FltOM THE BOSABT OF Tiaa&
i in..15als nPn unawares;
V. , !ik?.? ,rtar " his prayers.
He tells them not In beads but jeais,
M.nMAnd ,tra advances;
Meanwhile we cast our caps at cares.
And miss our chances.
The sinner, himui.. -r
RW?S?nS ?e' ehwee ana yet be savedi
Forgetting In his state depraved, ,
How tnat a certain place Is caved ,S
with good Intentions. -
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v . ..c ui equal size
The root nf each to my snrprise .
Was ten exactly; . ,$
The year now past-whoeler tries II
May nnd directly.
797 A BUH CH OF KEVS.
1. What key will admit vnn i,.iVjtn 1 1
2. What kewlll let yon ont agal3 after vow
4. What key will tn t.if jsfel
n&ESt&Si .P to "" "S
a nrt1 stLsBsJ
owuatia mo Key to the Southern qneil
Hon T E-nrrtTi
798 SCMEEICAT. ' "'
T VAIf WATlM K... ........ . ,t ... '
As bread that's mixed with leaven. , i
"ic Ti MJLX. ""- " ? j
There standing in my father's, barn.
Are horses half a score;
I like tho very best of all
The dappled 3, 6, 4,
U. .,VU V. M., feU.0 RCA.J UIU, ,
I every day must delve -
From early Mann of day until ',
9, 10, 11, 14 i ,
All those who have an easy Ufa
And have no need to delve.
I would 1, 4 a. 4, 5, e.
7,8,9,10.11,12. f f.
799 THE, COMPOSUOB'S QTTAXDABT.
A compositor who was settiner mi tvoa for an
?. tt.l r all M.1....H...I1 "
arithmetic, pied tbe solution of, a problem , in
multiplication. Unfortunately be had mislaid
the copy, and all he remembered. was that both
multiplier and multiplicand consisted of two t
figures. Tho scattered type rtpresented thefj
following figures: --53
1.433,4.6.7,8.8.9,9. ' JS
With the aid of a pencil and a piece of paper; ,
the compositor managed, after a while, to re-
"""' h"t inures uu mru- proper places.
rruanTiia moproDieinr J.il. JTCZAnDIX...
What helps us to communicate
witninenas.inongnra another state, . ,,
And is to us convenience trreat? f , ,
The primal. ' '
What is this word wo sometimes say
In substitution for "awayf
We hear It doubtless every day. !
The secontt. '
What is it gives us such delicht
In winter time or summer's height
That we esteem it needful quite?.
What seems to be the only goal
Of many an office seeker's soul
When rulers new assume control I
801 double acbostic.
Words of nine letters.
1. A lash. 4Books appended to the Old
Testament. 3. Tbe day hef ore this. 4. To un
load. 5, The state of bednniDg. ,
Primals and finals each give amnsleal com-
poser. aethcs tULisxa.
A pert little chap named DeFriese,
Took sick with a final disease;
This total yoaofr lad
Grew exceedingly bad
Till death his victim did seise.
ELLA Mhjttai. i
803 A2TAOSAMS OH- T.A'TTKB-PAg.pglZB. ,
4 BOTES, ,
X Fallen jDryden, so torn.- 4 A Sampson!
lovew aia. .ur am Kreen Dull- 4,jX0
carnal report 6. Fate nearM him. 8. Clever.?
lad, govern, 7. Men ran an Irish job. 8. He j
ouij uoro joj in. tv. niiso.
A girl that wears imported bangs
And says 'tis her own hair
Thereby attempting to deceive
With this will well compare.
Curtail this word" and yon will have
A Dutchman's better half.
A bnxom dame whose broken words
Will sometimes make us langh.
Tbe final letter now remove.
Three letters may be seen;
A member of a royal class
is wnas tnese iciicra mean. ,-j
HASDSOME PBIZESJFOK 2TOVEMBEB.1
1. "America Illustrated." a Larre and elerassl
quarto volume of,Ulustration,and descripUeaaJ
oi prominent ieaiures oi our country.
4 A fine volume of poems.
8, Bayard Taylor's "Views A-foot" wiUT
These line prizes will be irlvea . resseetrrelT
for the best three lots of answers to "The Fire
side tsphinx" published in November. Tbe so
lutions must be forwarded weekly, asd. nose
snouia oe witnneia on account ox seemlac nx-
ness, m Bnuuiusomwiiinu. , j
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7S8 Boycott (Bo-
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Paw-paw. 6. Tom-tom.
haw. 8. Uon-bon.
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792 Yreka Bakery.
7B3 Eels, rise; sire.
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buss. , ass. zias.fc-,'1
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that the arms of a seals beam are levers, so?
that tym nnwnp mrrrimA k. .ha Wl 1 ..? Iwiw. m&
the fourth division from the point of susaea-rl
Inn Afth. .Ml. -n -nt..t. .'. A .1 A .fi
130 Its on the first division. The ivorv, there-f
iore, requires a power or weight ol uo ss oa tne S
vp uusito nui ua, uio scaio 10 oaianca is. xmai
weight is made up as follows: 5 fts of sugar on j
the third division. ean!nlnt tn s times 3. nr u 1
lbs; a as of dates on the fifth division, equivsri
wuw i uuca u, ut jim jes, total, iMtipounos. '
Too Macs Caharo ! Kansas.
Kansas City Star.?
Eight colleges have been built in X&bmJ
during the past year. This sort of tiiaSl
will go on until the Sunflower State will have J
to import all of its farm hands and kiteMal
girls lrom Missouri.
How does a woman lover Oace, no moM,-'4
Deep in sorrow or deep la sin.
One King relgneth her heart witsia,
One alone, by night and day,
Moves her spirit to curse or pray.
UUBJUWO VIHJ CW1 HU1 uvr soot f
J33C. iruoi we Krap oi ueatu a cntiwe-
Thoneh lovers beset her. or friend derkta.
Yea, when she smOeth another raaa's btMv?
Once Is forever, aad once alone.
How doefaman lover Once for all.
The sweetest voices of life may call.
Borrow dauat him, or death df-may,
Joy's red rases bedeck bis wj r
Fortaae seaile, or jest, or frown.
The orael taasaB ef the world tara 4mn
Lea beaav hiss or lore delicht
Throngh stern or sunshine, by dwrer aiaaaaJi
Wwdertec toUlae. asleep, awake, j
ABWBCB was any maaoeo, or
Better the wWe. or child, or mbC
Oaeo ad frw, loves ajsujtf. ,,J