JMJKST TAPER i
;:;.!-ill'. IX C'OXCOni),
Tl .MfillK K HADING
, ; ;; THAN ANY OTUKK
!; IN THIS SUCTION.
.. ; . .,i words that are sweetest
k , v oi ils that are never said;
, ;;.v :iu ins mat, pass me neci-
, last ones with the dead.
, ;:t:iits that are truest ami
; i t.
, t.e ones that are never cx-
tender lore thou cravest
i . a- is never confessed.
.. :!.( friends that are truest
, ti.o.-o we see in our dreams;
a wo feel the one that is new-
. i . y in ar what he seems.
. --e that is sweetest aud fairest
:l.e lu.l that is killed by the
the love that is dearest and
;Le tine love we just have lost.
, iv u v s s w x n i a x u r. i ..
:e Macon Telejrrarh.l
HixcTox, September 15. It
1 ".' interesting to trace back
: list acts of aggression the
- feuds which still exist to
;u records of the South and
! '.. v.ils w hich set family against
. ai.d divided conmninities
:,iities into hostile camps,
. ...wr.g and extending their
:.! :.iis by the ties of kith, kin
1 .:i"iiship, says the Washing
P. t. The " Hatiield-McCoy
which has resulted in a
murders and spread
s. still exists, and its
: in view. But there
: ci:detta more bitter than
and Sieillian feuds of
v, '.:!eii has been sleeping now
wen years, and to the world
..vet lives, and may again
:i:at iad the newspapers
;.ears ago does nut remember
1 of the Lowry gang, or
: Angels,"' whose headqtiar
;:i ::nd around Scrabbieton,
. e.i'inty, X. (.'. ? More ter
the IlathYlds. as daring
.'r.uu-s boys, the Lowrys fer
: years defied and held at
:.:y iii.riffs and the legal
. N". rth Carolina. There are
. :. will tremble when they
: Henry Berry I.owry still
. . writer of this article last
- '1 with a prominent North
. who assures him that
leader is in the flesh and
: iiid vheii the time comes.
. :. r Century before the civil
I was wrecked on the
! :. lina coast under some
. .ii ii. a Portugese, went to
.'. v of North Carolina, and
"A judge of land, bought
state in Kobeson County.
- i in married a creole woman
: -e of colored blood in her
! '"ituge.se have no color
' s. To this is due their
i.'i'..!e sucGess in dealing with
..L.res of the tropices. If they
' ntific training they would be
. '-t explorers in the world.
fact not generally known
- t raders had
i.'.k and cranny of Africa,
Z.unl .i-zi to the Coniro. and
"M the north, and the Zanzi
on the east, in search of
.'. I ivory, long before Living
; Stanley, set foot on the
i outiiient. The torrid climate
., nh them. Already thou
ii' Portugese half-breeds are
: the keenest of traders
:h .til the country not monop
'v the Creoles.
1'ortugese captain, to return,
from his neighbors, partly
lonely location, partly by his
mI marriage, and still more
1m lination, lived a quiet life
' in the iic-iirhboring woods
'':;nii's. raising corn, tobacc
'ton for a litt'e ready money';
l-'iiiing spirits for his own ;
U 1 1 - -: i th war broke out a half
stalwart sons and several
' : - had grown up around
The girls were magnilicent ;
: adorned with more than;
'v comeliness ami the sons
ideiulid specimens of manhood,
i'd in physique, dead shots,;
j riders and as handsome as i
h toreadors. By marriage!
aiid daughters had attached
i families and powerful inter-,
' the Lowrys. Like many
i aiolinians, thev were intense
1m-', and after
i wo tires.
the attack n
i-.' i-i.n f'jtiiiitv is mi I lm Ssikiitli
"i i line, aim viieiu", wjui no
-'''" d.-d Secessionists, was but a
1 -'iav's i ide to the West. In or
', iw.;. i ,.;..!:,.., l. if
!; i... n i !., He
""'.'i .u.e i jj'in'ii vu iiiiii.ti.ji
; i- Ki!i: inen one McLean, a lead.
' e i ot Jtobc-son, organized a
.!.. I I 1 ' ...... ,.F 41. nja nn-
lar organizations which sprang
VOL. II. NO. 45.
up all over the South, with the sole
purpose of acting as draft-gangs to
force their unwilling neighbors to
take up arms for the Southern Con
federacy. me .Mors ens ami JUcClearys,.
kinsmen of McLean, made up its
membership. Along in 1S03, after
numerous unsuccessful attempts to
capture tho Lowry boys, Capt. Mc
Lean with his press-gang one day
rode up to the Lowry house, called
out Capt. Lowry, then past his prime
and ordered him to tell the hiding
place of his boys, lie refused. In
furiated, they stripped him to the
waist, hound him to a tree, and gave
him one hundred lashes. His back
and arms a mass of cut and bleeding
flesh, the heroic Portugese still re
fused to bettay his sons. Turning
him around they riddled him with
bullets, and he fell, dying, to the
ground, hissing maledictions iu his
native tongue, through clenched
teeth, on his murderers. With
mingled fear and fury lest a wit
ness might be left, fury that their
vengeance should be balked the
press gang strove to wrest the se
cret from Mrs. Lowry, her,
give the wench the same treatment,"
shouted one of the marauders. In
a moment she, too, fell dead by her
murdered husband. Their foul
deeds done, but baffled of the prey
they sought, the Home Guards tied
toward Lumberton. By their crime
a feud was born.
When Henry Lowry discovered
the dead bodied of his father and
mother he gathered the family and
made them swear never to cease their
vengeance while a McLean, a Mc
Neil or a McCleary was left alive in
Kobeson county. The times were
unpropitious then for carrying on
their feud. It slumbered and the
Lowrys bided their time. In 1807 a
McLean was shot near Lumberton.
The following year two McLeans
and a McNeil were killed, and Kob
eson county awoke to the
the feud w as on. Before
closed a half-dozen of
offending families had
lust and the Lowrys had just begun.
j SheriiY after sheriff sought to ar
! rest, them and failed. In the im-
penetrable recesses of the swamps
the Lowrys hid, emerging on their
; errands of death through paths
know n only to themselves. Yet
j when a month r two of peace had
j brought a seeming respite, the Lovv
j rys, armed to the teeth, would ride
j the highways of Kobeson, dash
! through the streets cf Lumberton,
and even strike across the line to
Cheravv. Once Henry Berry Lowry
j was captured. He immediately es-
caped. Again he was captured and
! taken to Wilmington jail for safe
keeping. It was there that the
I writer's informant interviewed him.
4,I was prejudiced against the
Lowrys,'" said he. "I had known
nothing of their side of the story
until an old Methodist preacher had
told me, when he heard of Henry
1 Jerry Lovvry's capture, of the
strong sympathy which many people
lllld fur the SwamP AnSe,s-
allowed to see mm in me
in the debtor s
room of the jail. When the outlaw
leader, with a dozen prices on his
head, entered the apartment, I saw
a man of 30 odd years, tall and
splendidly proportioned, herculean,
even, with a dark Spanish face and
t - - 7 A
J an expression of absolute command
I and fearlessness. A thick growth
j of jet black curling hair covered his
j line head, and coal black eyes gleam
i ed from beneath heavy brows.
"I have heard of you," said he to
me. "I am told that that you are a
i brave, honest man. I want you to
! come down to Scrabbieton. I will
! give yo.i a pass aud the best of
treatment, tell you the whole history
j of our warfare, and prove to you
the wrongs we have suffered."
"You speak as though you were
t) bo released," said I, bnt here
v'ou ar'', hard and fast iu Wilming
"Tho Swami) Anirel smiled. "I
shall escape from here," said he.
"The jail is not built that will hold
me long. You can tell that, if you
"Sure enough he did escape, and
I went on a mission to Scrabbieton.
This will be the first time this story
has been published. I met Lowry and
he took me to the ancestral home.
There he told me the whole family
history, pointed out the place where
his parents were shot down, the
tree where his father was lashed.
"We were Union men, said he,
"Sona of us lifted a finger for the
Confederacy. That is why the Slate
to readily lends its aid to hunt us
down. No Lowry ever owned a
slave. When we bought a negro
we set him free, and the big slave
holding planters hated us for it.
"Finally he brought out the big
brass-locked family Bible and open
ed it to the record pages.
''There," said he pointing to a
page, "is the recorded oath of ven
geance. We have sworn never to
stay hand while we live and a Mc
Lean, McNeil or a McCleary is left
in Kobeson, and we never will."
Once Henry Berry Lowry's wife,
Khoda, was taken prisoner and put
in Lumberton jail as a hostage.
Her captors thought that by hold
ing her they could compel the sur
render of her husband. He imme
diately sent word that if she was
not released at once he would burn
Lumberton to the ground before
morning. So great was the terror
of the community that they not only
made the sheriff release her, but put
her in a carriage and carried her
After this matters grew worse.
A score or more of the three offend
ing families were killed, with an
occasional Lowry to even matters.
Kewards were increased. Parties,
organized to hunt the Lowrys, went
boldly into the swamps of Kobeson
and never emerged. The Swamp
Angels seemed to be endowed with
a charmed life. They were abso
lutely fearless. They seemed to
have utterly put aside caution. A
Swamp Angel would calmly board a
train and ride for miles with a sher
iff whom he knew had a warrant
for his arrest, would stop the cars
in a piece of woods and step off. All
the dangerous characters in the
Carolinas naturally drifted to the
Swamp Angels, until a hundred
or more, negroes and whites, held
the bolder in a condition of abso
lute terror. As might be expected,
depredations were then committed
on people who had no part in the
feud, and crimes were ascribed to
the Lowrys of which they were en
Finally in 1ST2 the State put
forth a strenuous effort, and the gang
was crushed out. One of the Lowry
boys was shot, one or two were
hanged, and one sent to prison.
Henry Berry Lowry escaped, and
with several of his fellows was sup
posed to have joined fortunes with
the James hoys. If so he was never
captured, and his whereabouts are
unknown, save to a few intimate
friends and relatives, who guard
well the secret. Numbers of his
followers can still be found around
Kobeson county. They live around
Scrabbbleton, where a Yankee nam
ed Hayes, an 'ex-soldier, kept store,
runs the postoflice, and is king bee
of the whole region. Many of the
Swamp Angels have since given the
revenue officials a world of trouble
over moonshine whiskey.
But this opportunity is taken to
give the unwritten story of a family
who has been known only as merci
less desperadoes, and ruffians, jet
who were merely avenging the brutal
murder of their father and mother.
What Iiatt He to he Thniiklul For?
Mr. Benjamin Huirison did well
to issue his Thanksgiving proclama
tion before the election of Tuesday
last. If he had delayed it for a week,
perhaps he would not have felt like
publishing it at all.
What has he to be thankful for ?
Does he rejoice over the annihila
tion of his man Mahone in Virginia?
Does he feel thankful for the
downfall of his friend Foraker in
Does it make him grateful to the
Almighty to know that Senator
Payne's successor will be a Democrat?
Does he see anything to make him
chant a gladsome hymn in the grand
overturn in Iowa?
Does the Democratic triumph in
New York make him wish to give
thanks to Cod or man?
Does tlia Democratic victory in New
Jersey arouse sweet emotions in his
Does the reduced Kepublican ma
jority in Massachusetts make the
Thanksgiving season to him a sweet
and holy time?
What is there, anywhere, we
slnuld like to know, to make this
Even the Presbyterian doctrine of
predestination is liable to lose its
power over the presidential soul in a
time like this. .
Sack cloth and ashes would seem
to be the fitting habiliments of a
party leader who leads his party up
to such results as those of Tuesday
Benjamin Harrison will do well to
devote the national holiday to silent
prayer and self-examination.
This is what he needs, and what
will do him good.
The Indian agcncie3 are Gl in
number. The uumber of houses oc
cupied by Indiana are 21,232.
CONCORD, N. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2.9,
WHAT THEY EAT IN CHINA.
Blaek oKs Meat, Nlee Cat'a Eye
aud Itlrd Newt Roup.
What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice and everything nice,
That's what little girls are made of.
What are little boys made of? -Kats
aud snails aud puppy dog's tails,
Thats what little boys are made of.
This nursery rhyme is especially
true of the little boys in China.
There are thousands of almond-eyed,
yellow-skinned, pig-tailed little ones
throughout South China, who con
sider the above menu a feast. I vis
ited a rat restaurant and watched tbo
cooking of ' dogs and cats in
soup. I priced dried rats at many a
butcher shop, and was offered plump,
juicy pussies for less than the cost
of their raising. I was told that the
flesh of dogs would make brave the
men who ate it, and I watched not
a few people who smacked their lips
as they conveyed bits of cat from
their bowls to their mouths. These
Chinese dog restaurants are largely
patronized by the poor people of
Canton. They are usually ou the
ground floor, and they consist of a
kitchen in the front and a dining
room in the rear. From nails on
the walls and in the ceiling haug the
dressed bodies of dogs, which look
not unlike the carcasses of pigs, and
which hang tail downward. Just
below these upon great beds of coal
or in-oven like stoves or pots, in
which dog and cat stews simmer
away. The meat is cut up iuto bits,
as big as the end of your finger, and
it is fried with chestnuts or garlic in
oil, or is stewed into a sort of soup.
At the restaurant which I visited, I
was told that I could have a pint
bowl of cat flesh for ten cents, and as
a special dainty I was offered fried
cat's eyes at two cents a piece. The
cats are skinned before cooking, but
the do3 are prepared for the pot in
the same wav that we make our
pork. They are killed and the
bodies are soused into boiling water
to get the hair off. A little hair is
alwavs left on the end of the tail to
show the color of the dog, for th
meat of the black dog is worth twice
that of the yellow variety, and black
cat's flesh is a dainty. In some
parts of China yau can buy dried
and smoked dogs' hams, and some
regions make a business of export
ing them. The season for rats is
the winter, and cats are good at any
time of the year.
The Chinese are the greatest pork
eaters in the world. The pigs are
the scavengers ot the city, ana they
root their way into every quarter,
and turn up the ground and wallow-
in the mire on the very edge of the
F.mperor's palace in Perkin. You
see pigs for sale in every market,
aud the sucking pig is the piece de
resistance at every feast. It is nev
er eaten in the roast, however, but is
hashed up into bits and stewed, and
this is the case with all Chinese
meats. Small bit3 are a necessity
where the chopsticks are used, and
the result is that most of the Chi
nese dishes are soups or stews or
roasts cut fine. There is little beef
used in China, and good cows are
practically unknown. Such milk as
is offered for sale is by no means re
liable as to cleanliness and charac
ter, and an English resident who
was disappointed by his milkman,
and asked him the reason why he
no longer pulled around his milk
cart, received this reply : " No can.
Sow she die, and woman she have
Human milk is sold in many parts
of China, and when the Empress
Dowager was sick recently, it re
quired twenty wet nurses to keep
Paw fish is a common article of
diet in both Japan and Corea, and I
attended a Japanese dinner at Tokio,
where slices of white, uncooked
trout were brousht in covered with
ice and served as one of the entree3,
It was not bad to taste, and my
Japanese friends ate it with great
gusto. In Corea if is not uncom
mon for the fishermen to take a bot
tle of pepper.sauce along with them
aud to eat a fish as they take it from
the hook, sprinkling a bit of red-hot
Chili over it and eating it down
without cleaning anything off except
the scales. The Corean3 a? e by no
means particular as to the manner
in which their hsh and meats are
served. The entrails are sold and
eaten as well as the rest of the meat,
and a common dish at a big dinner
ia a chicken baked, feathers, entrails
and all. and served whole upon the
The Coreau is the greatest eater
in the world, aud, more than any
other man in the world, he lives to
eat. The average man the country
over eats evervthinar he can get his
teeth on, and he will take a dozen
meals a day if he has the chance. I
had sixteen chair-bearers on a trip
which I took into the interior, aud
these bearers stopped at every village
and at almost every house to rest
and feed. They would dart oil one
by one into fields of turnips by the
wayside, and for the next half mile
would go along eatiug raw turnips.
The bigger a man's stomach is in
Corea the more wealthy he is sup
posed to be, and you see pot-bellied
youngsters everywhere you go. A
Corean has a short sack, which
comes down just below the middle
of his waist, and his full baggy pan
taloons are tied up under this. Some
of the baby boys have outgrown the
size of their jackets, and you see a
belt of fat yellow skin between the
ends of the pantaloons and tin be
ginning of the coat. Some of the
wealthy ones wear bustles over their
abdomens, in order to increase the
size of their fronts, and the King
annually niake3 a present to those
who have audience with him. lie
sent a lot of provisions to the Anier
can General a few days after they
arrived in Corea to reorganize the
army, and there is no lack of good
things in the palace. The Corean
country produces good meat, and
the Coreans are greater meat eaters
than either the Chinese ar the Ja
panese. All nations of the East
which haxe a large number of Budd
hists among them are, to a great
extent, non-consumers of meat. The
Buddhists believe that their ances
tors are trotting around inside the
feathers and under the fur and hair
of the animal creation, and they
believe it is a sin to take animal life.
According to the theory of transmi
gration of souls a man may be
chewing up the choicest bit of his
great grandfather's body when lie
masticates a tenderloin steak, and
the tenderest wing of this year's
spring chicken may have trotted
around under the animation of his
grandmother's soul. To people of
delicate sensibilities, possessed of
that faith which moves mountains,
such gastronomic remembrance
would spoil their feast. It is for
this reason that the Burmese and
Siamese eat so little meat, and it is
largely due to this that you find but
little meat consumed in the greater
part of India.
There is fine game all over China.
and you can get wild ducks for five
or six cents apiece. Ducks are cheap
in Japan, and at Peking I found
the finest of venison, pheasants and
hares. I think the markets of Pek
ing are as fine as those of any capi
tal in the world, and the richest of
the celestials live very well. Some
of their dishes are more costly than
terrapin stew, and bird nest, soup
casts 5 a plate. It is made from
the nest of the swallow found in the
caves in some of the islands of the
Pacific ocean, and the exporting to
China of these nests is quite a busi-
r.,1 . , ! I I I ?
ness. j. ne material oi tne nest is
made of sea weed, crushed by the
bird in its crop and drawn out in
fibres with which the nest is woven
and fastened to the side of a cliff.
These nests are seldom larger than
three inches in diameter. It is a
big job to clean them, and they are
cooked with pigeon's eggs and spices
into a soup. When cooked they
look like isinglass, and it takes an
artist to prepare them for the table.
He Had Him There..
Detroit Free Press.
A man who had business with the
occupant of an office on Griswold
street carefully took down the sign
of "Shut the Door" and laid it
away before knocking. When in
vited to come in he left the door
"Hang it! but some folks can t
read!" exclaimed the occupant as
he rose up.
".Read what ?"
" Read signs !"
" What sign have you got?"
"Don't it say 'Shut the Door!'
big black letters on that doer ?"
" No, sir !"
"Bet yon a dollar !"
" Done !"
They advanced to the door and
of course discovered that the sign
"All right take the dollar," said
the disgusted occupant of the room.
" I have tried every possible way to
keep that door shut, and now I'll
nail the dnrned thing up and hold
my office out iu the hall !"
When Wilberforce was a candi
date for Parliament his brilliant
sister offered a new gown to the wife
of every freeman who would vote
for her brother on which a cry was
raised: "Miss V llberforce lor ever.
She replied: "I thank you, gentle
men, but I can not agree with you
I do not wish to be Misa Wilberforce
Patent Flour Arraigned. The or
ganization of the "Old Stone Millers'
Association," at Detroit, with the
avowed purpose of educating the
public mind to the dangers to health
attending the use of roller flour
throws some doubt upon the state
ment that "the world do move."
The association charges patent flour
with being the cause of the rapid
increase of insanity and kindred
diseases, as well as the startling fact
that the human race is fast losing
their teeth, and dentists are multi
plying by hundreds in every part of
the country. The new association
has already started a healthful influ
ence in the inquiry and investiga
tion which the discussion of the
subject will involve, even if the re
sult should be its own discomfiture.
Use of Oil on Rough Seas. With
the approach of winter storms it is
incumbent upon navigators to note
the maiS'y instances where serious
danger and damage have been avoid
ed by using oil to prevent heavy
seas from breaking on board. There
are many cases where oil can be used
to advantage, such as lowering and
hoisting boats, riding to a sea-anchor,
crossing rollers or surf on a bar and
from life-boats and stranded vessels
Thick and heavy oils are the hest.
Mineraloils are not so effective
as animal orvegetable oils.
Raw petroleum has given
favorable results, but it is
not so satisfactory when refined.
Certain oils, like cocoauut oil and
some Kinus or tisn on, congeal in
cold weather, and are, therefore,
useless, but may be mixed with n.in
eral oils to advantage. The simplest
and best means of distributing oil is
by means of canvas bags about one
foot long, tilled with oakum and oil,
pierced with holes by a coarse sail
needle and held by a lanyard. The
waste-pipes forward and also
useful for this purpose.
New L"se for Carrier Pigeon
new use has been for the carrier
pigeon in Russia carrying nega
tives taken in a balloon to the pho
tographer's. A Russian paper gives
an account of some experiments
recently made, in which the Czar's
winter palace was photographed in
the air, the plates being sealed in
paper bags impenetrable to light,
tied to a pigeon's foot and sent to
A California Rabbit Drive. The
rabbit scourge, which has reduced
such large tracts of land in Austra
lia to barrenness, is now threatening
parts of California with similar ef
fects. In Frenso county these ani
mals have become so numerous and
Destructive to the larmers that a
wholesale extermination of them is
imperative. It is estimated that five
rabbits consume as much as one
sheep. They are particularly fond
of the grapevines, fruit trees, corn
and other grain. A drive has been
made by stretching fine wire netting
about three feet high and seven
miles in length, V-shaped, terminat
ing at the smaller end in a circular
corral. One of the drives resulted
in the death of 12,000 rabbits.
Willing to Oblige the Lady.
Col. Thomas, one time member of
Congress, was in the city this week,
and among tales of the old days told
the following about Thaddeus Ste
" Thaddeus Stevens was sitting in
his office one day with a few friends
when in walked an old lady, wearing
a poke bonnet, blue goggles, and
carrying a green alpaca umbrella.
She looked around the room as if in
search of some one. and then said
" ' Can you tell me where to find
Thaddeus Stevens, the Apostle of
" Old Thad' blushed.
" ' I'm Thaddeus Stevens,' he re
"'Are you Thade-e-us Stevens,
the Apostle of Liberty ?'
" ' I reckon I am, ma'am.'
" The old lady drypped her para
sol, made a rush towards Stevens to
kiss him. and when he held her off.
she said :
" 'I came from Bucks County to
see Thade-e-us Stevens, the Apostle
of Liberty, and to take home with
me a lock of his hair.'
"The Apostle of Liberty took off
his red wig, handed it to her, and
"'There it is, ma'am. Take as
much as you want.'" New -York
Patti receives $3,500 a night for
singing in Albert Hall, London.
There are many Americans who try
to sing who would take the job at a
smaller figure say at $3.50 a
WHOLE NO. 5)7.
Antouinhe.s the Natives.
The natives of tropical countries are
seldom so much astonished as when
they are first introduced to snow
and ice. The congealing of water is
a phenomenon they are slow to com
prehend. A few months ago Sir Wil
liam McGregor enticed several New
Guinea natives to the hitherto un
sealed summit of Mount Owen Stan
ley, the loftiest peak in British Aus
tralasia. On its barren summit, near
ly a thousand feet above the zone of
vegetation, big icicles were found,
grtatly to the amazement of the na
tives, who were much startled when
they touched them, and insisted that
their fingers had been burned.
A year ago, when Mr. Ehiers as
cended Mount Kilima-Njaro, in Af
rica, his native porters, who had
lived all their lives near the base of
the great mountain, pulled oft the
boots with which they had been pro
vided as they approached the snow
line and plunged merrily into the
snow in their bare feet. They lost no
time in plunging out again, and lay
writhing on the ground, insisting
that their feet had been sverely
burned. Some of tiie Central Afri
can natives who have be n introduced
intoGerniMiy mistook last winter the
first snow storm they saw for a
flight of white butterflies. Lieut.
Francois says the mistake wa3 a very
natural one. One dav when he was
iscending a tributary of the Congo
he saw for the first time the air fill
ed with a swarm of w hite butterflies,
and he says the spectacle closely re
sembles a gentle fall of snow.
The seductive summer drink, so
popular in our latitude during the
dog days, produces upon the untu
tored savage when first brought to
his notice as unpleasant an effect as
an unexpected electric shock. King
Dinah, of the West Africa has been
one of the recent sightseers in Paris.
An attempt was made one day to ex
plain to him the nature of ice by in
troducing him to an ice drink. The
unusual sensation greatly startled
his Majesty, and he dashed the cool
ing draught on the floor as soon as
he had tasted it.
It is said that our Alaskan Eski
mos think the weather is uncomfort
ably sultry when the temperature is
at the. freezing point, while the Cen
tral African shivers in great distress
iu a temperature of C0 above zero.
l!ren-heH of Etiquette.
It is a breach of etiquette to stare i
around the room when you are mak
ing a call.
To take your dog with you when
making a call.
To open the piano or touch it, if
found open, w hen waiting for your
hostess to enter.
To go to the room of an invalid
without an invitation.
To walk about the room examin
ing its appointments when waiting
for your hostess.
To open or shut a door, raise or
lower a curtain, or in any way to al
ter the arrangements of a room in a
house at which you are a caller.
To turn your chair so as to bring
your back to some one seated near
you. To remain after you have dis
covered that your host or hostess is
dressed to go out.
To fidget with hat, cane or parasol
during a call.
To resume your seat after having
once risen tc say adieu.
To preface your departure by re
marking, "Now, I must go," or to in
sinuate that your hostess may be
weary of you.
For a lady receiving several callers
to engage in a tete-a-tete conversa
tion with one.
To make remarks upou a caller
who just left the room..
To call upon a friend in reduced
circumstances with any parade of
wealth in equipage or dress.
For the hostess to leave the room
when visitors are present.
To assume any ungraceful or un
couth positions, such a3 standing
with arms akimbo, sitting astride a
chair, smoking in the presence of
ladies, wearing the hat within doors,
standing with legs crossed or feet
on the chairs, leaning forward in
your chair with elbows on the knees
all or wnicn acis uenoie iacK oi
The Son of a Puesidkxt. Pow
ers Fillmore, the only son of Presi
dent Fillmore died on Friday night.
Mr.Fillmore was an unambitious man
and made no noise in the world, but
he was held in high estem and affec
tion by his circle of intimate personal
friends and will be sincerely mourn
ed. He was a lawyer, and an able one,
but never an advocate, and of late
years he had retired even from
office practice. He was a Democrat
and there were many years during
which he might have had anything
within the gift of the Demooratic
party, but he wanted nothing and
would accept nothing. -Mr. Fill
more never married, and with his
death the Fillmore line terminates.
WE DO ALL KINDS OF
THE LOWEST JUTES
Brazil! Xew President.
Gen. Deodorio da Fonseca, who,
as leader of the Brazilian revolution
and head of the new Government at
Rio, is at present the subject of wide
spread curiosity, is a native of
Brazil, fifty-five years of age and a
military man by profession. Ilia
father, who came from a wealthy
family of Portugal, emigrated to
Brazil early in this century and set
tled in Rio Grande do Sul, where he
had some concessions of land from
the Government. He soon after
wards married a Brazilian lady and
three sons, of whom the revolution
ary leader was the oldest. The three
brothers were educated together at
the Polytechnic School at Rio and
all went into the army. They took
a conspicuous position in the war
against Paraguay fifteen years ago,
all rising to the rank of general.
The second brother, Hermes, died
four months ago when commandant
of the army in Rio de Janeiro, and
the youngest brother, Sevtriatio, is
at present commander of the army
in the province of Bahia, which po
sition he has occupied for some six
years. Gen. Fonseca, the head of
the new government, Ib'st attracted
public notice at the battle of Moa
soro in the war with Paraguay when
he was promoted on the field from
the rank of lieutenant to a major.
His bravery earned for him the name
among the soldiers of " The Lion of
Mossoro," and upon returning to
Rio, Dom Pedro, whom he has just
deposed, publicly decorated him with
the Order of the Rose. He was
then sent as commandant of the
army in Matto Grosso, where he
remained for two years. Returning
to Rio, he was given control of the
Government magazine and cartridge
factory there, being raised to. the
rank of general.
In lSsi3, while in Rio, General
Fonseca created an organization that
has much significance in view of the
developments of last week. This
was a military club, embracing near
ly every officer in the Brazibau
army, of which he himself was
elected President, and within a year
or two his popularity among his fel
low officers has led Fonseca to be
called the Boulanger of Brazil.
Kepublican ideas were spread in the
army throughout the length and
breadth of the country by the Club
Militar of Rio, and on several occa
sions the Government endeavored to
suppress it. So influential had this
organization grown to be, however,
that the Government only desisted
from these efforts when convinced
that' if the Club was suppressed a
military revolution would ensue.
It was thought matters had come to
a crisis in the Spring of 1887, when
a controversy arose between General
Fonseca and Franco de Sa, the Min
ister of War, in the course of which
Fonseca claimed to have been insult
ed, and was ordered off to a remote
province. He had no sooner left
than deep indignation manifested
itself iu the Club' Militar, and the
members formally notified f)om Pe
dro that unless De Sa resigned his
portfolio there would be a revolution.
A Cabinet meeting at the Emperor a
palace followed the receipt of this
message, De Sa retired from the
Ministry and the victorious Fonseca
was recalled. He was the lion of
the hour in Rio, and so great was
his popularity that Dom Pedro
again sent him away to avoid trou
ble, this tune to Minas, as civil and
military Governor of the province,
which position he occupied at the
time of the recent uprising. Gen.
Fonseca is married and the father of
three children. He is a handsome,
imposing man, some six feet in
height, and makes a fine figure on
A Cleuoymax's Queer Idea.
A distinguished clergyman has re
cently condemed all social and polite
tictibns. When, for instance, a stu
pid bore calls upon you, he think3
you ought to tell him that you are
not ghid to see him, . but that, on
the contrary, yon are 6orry to see
him, and that you wish he would go.
Thi3 sort of brutal frankness would
not do in pulpit, a3 a critic of the
clergyman might a3 well quit preach
ing, who should begin his sermon as
follows : "My selfish, mostly ignor
ant and despisable hearers, I should
like to call your prayerful attention
to my text, but 1 know most of you
are thinking about other matters
and that you do not come here to
learn piety, but rather to show your
good clothes and maintain a social
position." New York Tribune.
Animal natures differ, some are
like an old Dutch clock, of slow and
stately pendulum, others like a lit
tle Waterbury watch, always in a
hurry, and so with plants; some,
like the mushrooms, are in haste to
vegetate; others, like the century
plant, may take many years to Vegetate.