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Her Laugh-In Fonr nit.
At 10 a blithesome little maid,
Restrained by naught but nature's law,
Went roaming o'er the glassy glade
And laughed a merry
At 20 she was bright and fair;
But now, restrained bv fair mamma,
She only tossed her golden hair ,
And laughed a rippling
At 30 she was more sedate,
And, still from wedded bondage free,
She aid her time was growing late,
And laughed a yearning
At 40 she despaired of joy,
For none had eome her heart to woo.
She sighed for either man or boy,
And laughed a doleful -
M m i
She Tried to Scream.
TERKI1U.E MENTAL TORTURE OF A
Y0UXO WOMAN ABOUT TO BE
Courier Journal. 1
St. Louis, May 3. An afternoon
paper prints a sensational story of a
remarkable case of catalepsis report
ed from South St. Louis, the name
being suppressed for the alleged
reason that the victim is so weak that
the excitement certain to be aroused
by a knowledge of her identity, and
consequent calls by curious neigh
bors, would be fatal. The story is to
the effect that a married woman,
twenty-live years of age, was in her
coflin, and alout to be taken out for
burial, when her husband saw her
move ordered her taken out of the
coflin at once and called two physi
cians, who, after an examination,
pronounced life not extinct, and be
gan a process of resuscitation. Their
efforts were successful and the woman
was in a short time brought back to
consciousness. This story was ob
tained from her sister, a young mar
ried woman, who lives at 721 South
The sister related the following
facts in connection with the strange
case: '-Last Monday my sister, who
had been sick for but a few days,
died, as far as we could see, and the
attending physician pronounced her
dead, and Iter husband proceeded to
make arrangements for the funeral.
A coffin was secured, and when the
supposed corpse was dressed it was
laid in the coilin. The intention was
to have the funeral Tuesday after
noon, menus oi tne iamiiv visiteu
the house, and mourned over the
body from which the spirit had, it
was believed, departed. On luesday
afternoon, a short time before the
closing of the coffin was to have
taken place, my brother-in-law was
standing beside the bier looking on
the face of his wife, when his little
boy came into the room and said: 'I
want to look at mamma.' Just then
the arm of my sister moved. The
husband saw it and was natural! v
very much startled,
those in the room
manner of what he
in an excited
had seen, and
my sister was at once taken from the
coffin and placed on a bed and two
They placed a glass in front of
her face, and all could at once per
ceive the signs of breath upon it.
They began to work with her, and
after a short while more positive
sisrns of life bejran to appear. She
got better all the time until finally
she became conscious. The most
terrible feature about it all is that
she knew perfectly everything. When
she was being dressed for burial,
slw realized what was being done and
tried her best to show signs of life,
but could not do so. When she was
placed in the coffin, an awful feeling
of what was to be her doom came
over her, she says, and she tried to
scream, and thought that she suc
ceeded, but, of course, she did not.
When she came to and related to us
an account of the mental torture she
had experienced during the time her
trance lasted, she said: "Where
were you when I screamed ?"
We told her she did not scream,
or we should have heard her. "Well,"
she said, " I tried to scream often,
and thought that once I succeeded
in emitting a shriek."
When she was lying in the coffin
she tried to move, until her little
child, came running into the room
and asked to look at her. Then her
a:m cramped and her husband, who
was standing by the coffin, fortunate
ly happened to see it. Had he not
she would certainly have been bu
The story was further corroborated
by A. 11 art wig, a grocer, wno saia
he saw the gi'l who told the story,
dressed in black and crying, going
by his store Monday, and when his
wife asked her what the matter was
she said her sister was dead, and she
was coin" to the funeral. She after
wards told them the story of her
sister brought back to life. All efforts
to ascertain the name of the woman
who came so near being buried alive,
or the names of the physicians in
attendance, have thus tar failed.
An amusing misadventure hap
pened the other day to a well known
artist in Paris. He had purchased
an old helmet in a bnc-a-braee shop,
and when he got home the idea oc
currcd to try it on. It went on easily
enough, but when he wanted to take
it off he found it impossible to do so.
Finally he was forced to go to a
neighboring gunsmith's to have it
removed. His appearance on tho
street wearing this mediaeval relic
produced a decided sensation.
A Crank In Charge.
THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF
WAR TAKEJf POSSESSION OF BY
Washington May 1. Special. A
nervous-looking man walked into
the office of the Secretary of "War
this morning, and approaching the
big desk, said to Mr. Haunan who
was standing by : "Is this the Sec
retary of War's desk ?"
"It is, and this is the acting Sec
retary of War," replied Mr. Hannan,
pointing to Gen. Benet.
"Well, I guess not," replied the
stranger. " I have a commission
from G rover Cleveland as Secretary
of War, and I am here to take my
Gen. Benet and Mr. Hannan ex
changed glances, and then rapidly
sized up their visitor.
"Ah, indeed," said Gen,. Benet,
"you are our new Secretary. Well,
Mr. Hennan, suppose you show the
Secretary over the building."
" Not much ; I don't want to see
the building. Have not got time.
Must go to work."
Then Chief Clerk Tweedle was
asked if he would step in from the
next room and be introduced to the
" Have you a commission ?" asked
the Chief Clerk.
" No, it was verbal from G rover
" Well, there is a cabinet meeting
over at the White House," said Mr.
Tweedle, and pulling out his watch,
"it's time you were over there now."
" Well, I'm not going. They can
just come over here if they want to
ses me," emphatically announced
" By the way, Tweedle, you have
been Chief Clerk here several years ?"
"Well, I wish you would have mv
mail sent up right away and always
see that I get it promptly."
" The mail is a little late to-day,
but will be along after awhile."
"Who is vour a pointnient Clerk
Mr.Tweedle ?" asked the "Secretary."
" We have none."
" You will appoint Mr. Washing
ton Tappen Appointment Clerk at
once ; and here, appoint these clerks,
too," and he pulled out a long list
of names aud handed it to Mr.
Tweedale. Several ineffectual at
tempts were made to induce the in
truder to retire, but they were all in
effectual until the arrival of Sergeant
Trunnell, of tlie police force, and a
file of men, who had been telephoned
"Stand back," cried the Secretary,
as he saw the officers approach, and
he added: "Put that man under
arrest, pointing to the Chief Clerk.
After some parleying he was
induced to go with the Sergeant,
and was led away to the station-
lie was indentified as a crazy man
named Baker, who had taken charge
of the police headquarters a few days
ago in a similar informal way.
Sea Birds Still theTronbleil Seas.
New York Tribune.
"Oil on troubled waters" has prov
ed to be so efficacious in smoothing
rough seas, that mariners have begun
to provide their ships with cans of
fish oil and oak am bags to be used in
times of great storms against the
bufteting of the wares.. Science
might have learned lessons from
Dame Nature centuries ago, and uti
lized oil for the safety of all men
who "go down to the sea in ships."
Lieut. Gibbons, of the navy, referring
to the use of oil at sea, said a few
days ago : "To close observers of sea
birds in their own element during
bad weather it must have been shown
that however rough the ocean may
be where there are birds restiug on
the sea there is scarcely a ripple to
disturb them. All fish-eating birds,
cape- pigeone, petrels, etc., eject oil
from the mouth when captured; and
doubtless they Adopt a similar expe
dient to aid them, in stilling the
waves when searching for food in the
sea. In the South Atlantic and the
South Pacific oceans I have frequent
ly witnessed sea-birds floating in
spaces of seemingly quiet waters,
when the sea around was rough.
The unusual smoothness in the water
where the birds floated was evidently
induced by the quantities of oil de
posited by them upon the water,
either voluntarily or involuntarily.
A "Fainter" Let Cio.
Every sailor has his story of the
mistakeswhich "landlubbers" make
over the names of things at sea,
which always seem to be exactly the
opposite of what they arc on land.
A sheet, for instance, instead of be
ing something broad like a sheet of
cloth or a sheet of water, is nothing
but a rope.
A new boy had come on board a
West India ship, upon which a paint
er had also been employed to paint
the ship's side.
The painter was at work upon a
stage suspended under the ship's
stern. The captain, who had just got
into a boat alongside, called out to
the new boy who stood leauing over
the rail :
"Let go the painter !"
Everybody should know that a
boat's painter is the rope which
makes it fast, but this boy did not
know it. He ran aft and let go the
ropes by "which the painter's stage
Meantime the captain wearied with
waiting to be cast off.
"You rascal !" he called, "why dont
you let go the painter ?"
"He's gone, sir,' said the boy, brisk
ly; "he's gone pots, brushes and
CONCORD, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1889.,
Hon. Thomas Seay, the present
incumbent of the gubernatorial chair
of Alabama, who was recently unan
imously re-elected, first saw the light
of day on the 20th of November,
184G, in Green county, Alabama, and
is consequently just forty-two years
old. He obtained his primary edu
cation in the schools of his native
county, and after serving as a private
in the Confederate army, completed
his studies at the Southern Univer
sity at Greensboro, Ala., from which
institution he was graduated in the
class of 1867. Subsequently he com
menced the study of law, and being
admitted to the bar hy the Supreme
Court of the State in the year 1800,
has pursued his profession with suc
cess. In 1874, at a time when the
Thirty-second Senatorial district of
Alabama was overwhelmingly Ke
pnblican, he was nominated by the
Democrats to lead a forlorn hope
against their triumphant opponents,
lie was defeated in the contest, but
increased the Democratic vote con
siderably. Two years later, in 180,
he was again nominated by the De
mocratic party, and Avas elected bv a
large majority. Since then he has
continually served the State as a
Senator without opposition until
1880, when he was elected Governor
Mr. Suay was a member of the
National Democratic Convention at
Cincinnati in 1S80. which nominated
General Hancock, and has been
prominent in the party conventions
of the State. In l8o he was. by the
appointment of Gov. Edward A.
O'Neal, called to the bench of the
Supreme Court, which, as consti
tuted, was incompetent to try a dis
tinction which his learning and his
extensive practice justified before
tho profession. In 1SU he was nom
inated for governor, and in 188 lie
was unanimously nominated for the
same office on the Democratic ticket.
His nominations were equivalent to
election, as there was no opposition
at the polls. . .
Plants have no nerves. The notion
that they can be stimulated as men
and animals can does not apply.
They can only feed, aud this probably
exclusively through roots imbedded
in the soil. So what is nit ant by a
stimulating manure is one where
plart food is made soluble and easily
Xaken up by the roots cf plants.
But there is something that looks
like stimulation in the application
of quick-acting manures in contact
with the seed. This gives the young
plant receiving such a benefit a
start that enables it to push its roots
beyond what it would otherwise do.
If the fertilizer attachment to one
tube of the drill becomes clogged, as
it sometimes will, the grain sown in
this row not only looks poorer, but is
poorer than the soil should naturally
of itself produce. The stronger
grain has invaded the domain of the
weaker and robbed it of the little it
had, besides occupying the ground to
the exclusion of the space its roots
should have tilled.
IlllillCd liy A I'MI'l'Ot.
Oar Little Hoys and Girls.
Mr. Brown had a '-bird dog" a
very handsome young hunter and
I must tell you how he was spoiled
from hunting. It Avas so funny a
circumstance that Ills master always
laughed Avhen he told the story, al
though he Avas much vexed to lose
so good a game dog. His house
keeper had a parrot given to her, and
the first time the dog came info the
room where the bird Avas he stopped
and "pointed." The parrot slowly
crossed the room and came up in
front of the dog and looked him
square in the eye, and then, after a
moment, siful ; "You're a rascal !"
The dog was so much astonished to
hear a bird speak that he dropped
his tail between his legs, wheeled
about and ran aAvay, and from that
day to this he has never been known
to "point" at a bird.
More I.iiimI, I.osh Mule
A friend overheard the folloAving
conversation between two darkies on
their Aay from the Sound. One
Avas an eld fellow, the other a young,,
half inclined exoduster:
"Uncle Jim, let's go ter dat new
Lokohomer country, whay de gub
ment gibs yer er hundred and six
teen acres o' lan' fcr nothin'."
" How many mules does dey say ?"
" Don't say nothin' 'bout mules."
"Aiut gAvine. Dey oavcs me forty
acres an' er yaller mule now, an' I
need dat mnle, too.".
"But dis is diffrnnt. Dey aint
nuthin' sed 'bout 't all, an' hits
mo'n er hundred acres o' lan', an'
you talkin' bout forty !"
1'Same t'ing, I tell yer, boy. Mo'
lan' less mule. I aint gAvine, I tell
- The Duke's Iiog.
All the Year Round.!
The Due d'Enghein had a spaniel
Avhich passionately lamented over
his death, and Ave AYonder if Napo
leon suffered any qualm of remorse
when he read of it fiercely bemoan
ing its master's untimely fate in the
moat at Vincenncs. At the first halt
the Hue d'Enghien's abductors made,
their prisoner requested them to
send back to Etteuheim for his "dog
aud his clothes." He did Avell to
ask for his dog, for at Strasburg Na
poleon had ordered that his friends
and servants Avere to leave him. His
dog,' however, since it lacked "the
divine poAver to speak words," was
net included in the order. In the
brief days of life which remained to
him, this speechless friend was his
only companion, went with him a
prisioner to Paris, and entered Vin
cents at his heels. On his arrival
there h3 was depressed", and -his dog
sidled up to him, and Lamartine says:
" The spaniel which he had kept at
his side the whole route, rested his
head on his master's knee."
The dog beguiled him out of dark
thoughts of his doleful prospects,
his spirits rose, and he left the win
dow, out of which he had been
disconsolately staring, and called his
dog to share his supper with him.
The faithful creature was on guard
beside him, when, one midnight, he
was aroused from his sleep to appear
before his judges. The duke, sure
of innocence, Avent to the mockery
of a trial, with sanguine hopes of
bis speedy release. He did not know
that during his trial his grave was
being dug. After leaving the judg
ment hall the prisoner, still unsus
picious of the haste to fulfill the
sentence from which he expected a
pardon, Avas talking to Lieutenant
Noirct, a soldier Avho had knoAvn his
grandfather, the Prince of Conde.
A historian says "he played with his
dog'' Avhile chatting gayly to the
The poor beast had been ill at
ease, for some subtle instinct Avarned
it that there was danger afoot. Its
dull spirits were raised by its master's
assurance; but it Avas short-liA-ed
contentment, for the duke and his
dumb friend Avere soon parted bv
death. The prisoner Avas ordered to
follow the commander down a dark
some stuirwav, which led into the
nioat. The duke hesitated; but the
dog, as usual, followed without
question at his master's heels. The
duk?, Avhcn he readied the trench,
rialized the truth, lie cut a lock
of his hair; gave it and a ring to
Noirct, to send to his betrothed,
Princess Charlotte de Kohan. As -5
o'clock struck, the soldiers tired, and
Napoleon's young victim fell.
The spaniel, in the dim light for
it was a gloomy March morning, and
the moat wa lit by a solitary lan
tern had not seen its master's face,
and Avas unaware of his evil fate till
it saw him dead. Ia vain it fawned
upon him, avLo, but a few minutes
previously, hud stroked and com
mended ids pleased favorite. ItAvas
with difficulty that the poor animal
could 1 e torn from the spot and
given to one of t he Prince's servants
who took him to the Princess Char
C iifelenle Veterans Ao.-intioii.
At the reunion of the Confederate
Veterans October 10th, 1889, at the
Fair Grounds, near Concord, Col.
Paul B. Means explained the object
of the meeting- viz. : That of per
petuating the Confederate Veteran
Association of Cabarrus county.
Tho association was permanently
organized with George E. ltitchie,
president, and J- F- AVilleford, sec
retary and treasurer
Gen. Bufus Bai ringer was uani
mously elected an honorary member
of the association.
The following resolutions were
then adopted :
Resolved, 1st. Tbat the president lias
full power to call the association together
2d. That the secretary be requested to
collect and enroll the names of all veter
ans in Cabarrus not yet enrolled and cuter
Iheni according to regiment and company
and publish said enrollment.
3d. That all soldiers resident of other
counties Avho apply for membership be
enrolled on a seperate roll by the secre
tary. 4ih. That this association meet yearly,
and the time of meeting to be the first
Tuesday in September, 18S9.
5th. That the thanks of this association
i tendered K. F. Rogers for his splendid
Gth. That Gen. Kufusl'ai ringer has the
thanks of this body for his address, and
for the lively interest he has taken in
7th. That each company here repre
sented form themselves into a company
organization, and that the secretary of
each report tl;c full enrollment to the
secretary of the county association.
bth. That thanks be tendered to the
ladies who have so willingly and liberally
aiding in making this, our first reunion,
a day long to be remembered.
0th. That the contributions to this as
sociation be made a permanent fund for
10th. That each company organization
be urged to secure for the permanent
fund all the contributions possible, and
tufn them over to the treasurer of this
association to be accounted for at each
11th. That the Committee on Consti
tution and Bylaws be continued and re
port at the next 3-carly meeting.
On motion the association ad
journed to meet on the first Tuesday
in September, 18S9.
George E. Eitchie, President.
J. F. Wiixefobd, Sec'y and Treas.
The Shotwell Monument.
We present to our readers a cut of the beautiful monument erected by
the people of North Carolina in memory of the late Randolph A.
SiroTWEi.L, so well known as the editor of the Farmer and Mechanic, after
Avards the State Chronicle. This monument is the workmanship of Mr.
Charles A. Goodwin, of Baleigh, N. C, and marks the last resting-place of
the brave patriot and soldier in the cemetery at Baleigh. "We are indebted
to Mr. Josephus Daniels, of the State Chronicle, for his kindness in lending
us the cut.
An Historical Incident Repented.
The Southern troops Avere in a
high state of pleasure this morning
over the march of yesterday, and
the way they Avere received. They
felt very proud and grateful for the
enthusiasm over them. The South
Carolina regiment in particular was
wild Avith joy. They were still
laughing over an incident in the
parade. As they were passing up
Fifth avenue w ith the Governor of
the State at the head, fiften men
standing along the curb raised mugs
of beer in their hands. One of them
said, " What did the Governor of
North Carolina sav to the Governor
of South Carolina?" All then sol
emnly drank the beer. The crowd
cheered and every body laughed.
This was but one specimen of the
great humor which prevailed, and
Avhich all thinking men are rejoic
ing over. Xcav York Evening Tost.
Ilf Got n lrink.
Detroit Free Press.
"I was at my office at an unusually
late hour a feAv days ago," said a
Detroit insurance man yesterday,
"and Avhen I started doAvn stairs I
had a large bottle of ink in my hand
to carry home. On the loAver stairs
I encountered a suspicious-looking
chap, Avho said :
'"See here, partner, I Avant enough
to get a night's lodging.'
" 'I have no money,' I replied.
" ' Then give me a drink.'
"I handed out the .bottle, and he
seized it and carried it to his lips
and took a long pull. When t hrcugh
he handed it back with the remark :
"'You may be a blamed good
judge of cigars, colonel, but I'll be
hanged if I admire your taste on
whiskey ! '
" He SAvalloAved that writing fluid
just as you would swallow beer, and
thought he didn't exactly like the
taste he went off smacking his lips.
I looked in the papers this morning
for a "found dead," but not a case
was stated. It may have even im
proved the state of his health."
The Sunday World.
Were it not for our familiarity
with the marvelous, in the material
things of the present day, the New
York World of Sunday would be
pronounced one of the greatest won
ders of the age. The paper came
oiit in a forty page form, and print
ed 272,890 copies. This was 11,
918,000 pages of printed matter.
The Avhole of the mechanical work
was done in less than twelve hours,
and the forty page paper canre
through the presses at the ,rate of
2,188 copies a minute. There Avas
consumed 172,480 pounds of white
paper. There were 1G9 columns of
advertising, of 0,023 separate adA'er
tisements." All this is unprece
dented in the Avhole history of typo
graphic art. It is one of the greatest
accomplishments of combined skill,
muscular exertion, mechanical con
trivance and the application of in
tellect and learning, in all the annals
of the world Ave live in. Messenger
Koine Other Man.
He entered a saloon on Monroe
avenue with his hat on his ear and
his coat on his arm, and flinging the
garment on a table he shouted :
"Is the man here who said he
could pulverize me in two minutes?"
"He is," replied an individual Avho
was just wipin off his chin.
"Are you the man ?"
"And you said it?"
"And you Av.m't take it back ?"
"Well, let's have some more beer.
The boys said you were an old man
Avith one arm, and I didn't propose
to take sass from any such person.
Drink hearty, my friend." Detroit
WHOLE NO. 70.
Detroit Free Press.
Old fanner(saunteriug into a large
dry goods store bearing a well-filled
two-bushel bag on his shoulder)
"Say, young feller, is this whar they
buy cat's tails?"
Clerk "Cat's tails ?"
"Yas, cat's tails."
"Great Scott, man, what do you
"Mean ? Why, I mean jest whut I
say. Do yer buy 'em ?"
"Certainly not. I never heard of
anybody buying such things."
"Of course not."
"Wal, thar's somethin' quare
erbout it then. Why, er leetle while
back ther ole 'omau read in er paper
Avhar it wuz writ down thet cat tails
avuz in big deman' an' that city folks
paid fer 'em far ornamintin' poppo
sos. Then I fell ter thinkin' on it,
an' it come ter me thet es ther wuz
er poAver o' cats erround, I could
jest es easy turn er feAV honest dimes
es not, an' ercodin' I went ter work
an' gethered up that air bag full ov
'em, an' they're monstrous fine 'uns,
too. Yer shore they don't buy 'em
air yer ?"
"Yes. But I think I understand
Avhere you missed it. The cat tails
referred to by the papers are a spe
cies of slough grass."
'I ley? An' it didn't mean rale
shore 'nuff cat tails er tall ?
"Wal, ef that don't jest nashuly
stump my taters. Why, say, I've
put in er whole month gittin' them
air, an' I've cut ther tail offen every
cat fer ten mile erround. Say, I bet
yer never seed sich er lot 0' bobtail
cats sence you war born es thar is up
whar I lhc"
Chunks of Wisdom.
New York Press.
The journalist prepares s leader;
the newspaper man writes an edi
torial. The journalist has the most dig
nity; the newspaper man has the
most gall. One aspires to advise
statesmen, enlighten cabinets and
instruct Senates, Avhereas the other
aims to print the news, draw little
morals aud make some money.
The journalist has a great head
on him, but the neAvspaper man has
got a bushel or horse sense.
The journalist is half a philoso
pher and half a bore, but the news
paper man is half an adventurer and
half a . patriot, who knows a good
thing when he sees it and wants the
exclush-e right to publish it in one
regular and four extra editions.
The journalist hates slang, and
the neAvspaper man thanks God and
the gamins Avhen he gets into a new
The journalist understands the
situation in Europe, but the news
paper man knows lots about the Uni
ted States and how New York is
going to go next election.
The journalist has a classical edu
cation, but the neAvspaper man can
write a four-line head in four
minutes and make the Hues fit the
type. The intelligent compositor
says the journalist is a "chum," "a
dude," "a ham" and the "nepheAV of
the proprietor," but the newspaper
man he feareth and envieth.
The journalist turns loose many
lucubrations, but the newspaperman
says one murder is worth two em
bezzlements and a divoree suit is
fatter than a sermon. When the
journalist dies the newspaper man
pays his funeral expenses.
Xev wonders are being unearthed
every day, and a neAv and rare one
has just turned up in Paris in the
shape of a fine bust of Mme. de
Stael by Canova. It was found in
a second hand shop, where it had
lain for years, submerged under
rubbish, with its value all unguessed.
Bates of Advertising::
ODDS AXD EXDS.
Railroad earnings are increasing.
England has 500,000 velocipedists.
A new Atlantic cable is proposed.
The dog tax adds $30,000 a year to
The biggest mine in the world is
under the Aspan Mountain, Col.
The tax books show that the as
sessed valuation of real estate in
New York city i3 $1,302,818,879,
and of personal property the valua
tion is placed at $250,628,552.
The national debt of France is
$5,000,000,000, the largest in the
world. The interest on it is about
$204,000,000 a year, about $15 per
capita of the French population.
Miss Alice Hogaboon, of Vermont,
who was married to Alfred Thomp
son in Boston the other day, weighed
650 pounds. The husband, on the
other hand, is a little fellow weigh
ing only ninety pounds.
The statement is made that in the
States between the Mississippi river
and the Rocky mountains there is an
average of one saloon to every forty
three voters. East of the Mississippi
the average is one saloon to 107
A gentleman in Columbus, (!a.,
has a razor which has been in con
stant use 104 years. It bears a close
resemblance to a broad ax, but does
good service yet, and may cut many
a whisker before it is finally laid
away among the relics of bygone
days or used for trimming corns.
A Nw bnt Effective Way of KIIIIAk
A lady living in Montgomery
couuty had a cow that Avas greatly
afflicted with lice, and being desirous
of getting rid of them she recently
applied to a neighbor for a remedy,
and was told to thoroughly saturate
the coav with kerosene oil and set
fire to it, being assured that this was
the most effective cure for lice known
to science. The owner of the cow
returned home and proceeded to give
this remedy a thorough test. She
gt her oil can and poured the keio
sene all over the coav, and then ap
plied the match. Result: baked cow
and a barn aud hay stack nearly
consumed by fire. The cow, though
badly burned, was not killed, and at
last account AAas doing as well as
could be expected under the circum
stances. A Fig-are Passie.
The following is a very curious
puzzle. Try it, all of you :
Open a book at random and select
a word within the first ten lines, and
within the tenth word from the end
of the line. Mark the word. Now
doubla the number of the page aud
multiply the sum by 5.
Then add 20.
Then add the number of the line
you have selected.
Then add 5.
Multiply the sum by 10.
Add the number of the Arord in
the line. From this subtract 250,
and the remainder will iudicate in
the unit column the number of the
word ; in the ten column the num
ber of the line, and the remaining
figures the number of the page.
Philadelphia Times. "
A Monte Crist t Paris.
Brilliant novelists and dramatists
would undoubtedly find a subject
Avorthy of study and description in
the person of the Duke of Mondelfi,
an opulent member of the important
Russian colony in Paris. The duke
leads a life which resembles to a
certain extent that of one of those
Roman emperors or oriental poten
tates described by picturesque his
torians. He lives in a splendid ho
tel in the Avenue de Bois de Bou
logne with his mother, Princess
Wononzoff. who was sister of Prince
Nicolas Troubetzkoi and a member
of the household of the czar before
her lawsuit with her nephew, Count
Woronzoff, one of the Emperor Al
exander's court marshals. The Duke
of Mondelfi is reputed to have 80,
000 a year, most of which he mana
ges to spend in a magnificent man
ner. He never goes to bed until
daylight does appear, and he gener
ally gets up at 3 o'clock in the after
noon. After a meal and extended
at full length on a sumptuous divan,
he receives his friends and visitors,
his mother, the princess, being pres
ent at the levee. On these occasions
the duke wears either a superb dress
ing gown in ivory colored plush,
lined with satin of the hue of the
perch, and garnished with silver
braiding and ornamented with jewels,
or an ample jacket of heliotrope velvet
braided with gold and clasped to
gether with ducal coronets studded
with brilliants. While conversing
with his visitors the host, it is said,
toys with precious stones and dia
monds of rare value, but 1 npolished
and uncut. In the intervals of con
versation a band of Neapolitan sing
ers warble the melodious airs of
sunny Italy, and these are succeeded
by Tizigane musicians who make the
ducal halls ring with their native
wild and diabolical strains. After
each musical performance the leader
of the band approaches the divan,
kisse3 the hand of the most noble
master of the house and receives hia
orders for the next morceau of de
moniac music. Later in the evening
the duke repairs to a splendid cafe
on the Boulevards, where he dinea
with his friends and listens once
more to the fiddlers, to whom he
distributes bountiful largesse in the
shape of fistfuh of louis, while hia
guests quaff liberal bumpers of
sparkling champagne in his honor.
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