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~ ' '/•<•< :; -•• > "''.- 1 ' •-•,,,-' ., ' "•*• ,•'-'*- s'v ' * ' THE UPPER DBS M01NE8. ALGONA. IOWA. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 14,189t, 4JLGONA, IOWA. Tim Dutch have an original way of collecting the taxes, If, after due notice has been given, the money if Hot sent, the authorities p'ace one or two hungry militiamen in the house, to be lodged and maintained at th° expense of the defaulter until the amount of the tax is paid. THE LATEST ffilCRAMS. THE executors of tho estate of tho late Catherine Lorillnrd Wolf of New York distributed $1,472,000, and each received s commission $j4,720,—1 per cent. If there were any ethical rule governing such payments, no such sum would be paid for the work done. NEGROES in Missouri havo plunged into ghost dancing with a fanactic enthusiasm that rivals even the craze of the Indians. They,havo a Messiah of their own, and their religious revels take them hack to ancient savagery. If this thing keeps on we may havo all the semi-civilized peoples on the continent going off into this litgubrius business. TiiK Copley medal for original scientific research has been awarded for 1890 to Prof. Sin-on Newcomb of the naval observatory at Washington, the astronomer who holds the chair of mathoinaiird and astronomy at Johns Hopkins university. Few Americans have received this distinction, which has been bestowed for 40 years upon famous scientists of England, France and Germany. THE manufacture or automatic cans of packing fruits is now a great industry in California, the machine for this puropose being a masterpiece of ingenuity. The process is begun by a set of steam scissors cutting a, piece of tin 14 x 20 into four parts, which is passed to a feeder, then fed by a rosin flux of oil; then by means of clamps on a revolving wheel, tho can is formed, carried through its various pro- cfisRfis by moans of steam tramways lo the finishing touch, a hydraulic machine, that is, which dips it into hot water and subjects it to a test pressure, lastly depositing it in crates, a perfect can for fruit packing made without any inside Bolder and free from acid.—American Economist. 1ST BBtfclf. A JrooNSHrNK distillery has been found at Flatbush, L. 1. THERE .was a severe shock of eat th- quake in California. GEN. JSAAO VAN DUZEN REEVE, retired, has died at New York, THE public debt was decreased $11,005,398 during last month. THE speakership contest in Wisconsin lies between Hogin and Taylor. RED CLOUD'S band are giving themselves up on account of the cold. THE widow of Professor Schliemanu wil continue his arehteologieal works. THE Glass trust, which Was recently organized, has lapsed for want of money JOHN M AHONEY, the oldest citizen ol Bangor, Me., died Tuesday night, aged 10'J years. TUB Buckeye Mutual Fire Insurance Company of L'helbv, Ohio, has been placed in the hands of a receiver. THE reservations of the tubulent In- employedatthevatiean, it .having been discovered that Sotne of them were secret agents of Premier Orispi. THE republican agitation in Spain is causing serious alarm in Madrid and the government has ordered the police to expel all suspected foreigners ffoni the counlry. ALL the postofficsclerkd in London will go on a strike as a protest against the employment of. women in the department. REPORTS from tho Caroline Inlands saj^ that the natives have revolted acraihst Spanish poposition and that every white person on the islands is in danger PtACEE GIRLS OPTHESOtlTfl, Left Institution of the South the Old Slavery Days, of extermination. asked help the the danger London railroad - dians in Dakota have been formally placed in charge of the war department. SIR JOHN TAOMI'SON, Canadian minister of justice, has declared in favor, of United States Senator Carlisle's reciprocity resolution. ORGANIZED labor throughout the country will be mired to aid the striking miners of Alabama, THE Java coffee crop is reported to be almost a failure tho yield being but 16 per cent, on an average crop. EMMA ABBOTT, the celebrated prima donna, died at Sajt Lake City, Utah, at 6:40 Monday morning, after an illness of two days. t BUFFALO BILL has been sent on n mission to tho Indians by Governor Thaver, of Nebraska. PRESIDENT HARRISON has pardoned ex-Cashier Gould, who embezzled $100,000 from tho First National Bank of Portland, Mo., EMPLOYES of the Westinghouse company, nt Pittsburg, have offered to work for half pay till the present difficulty of the company is over. GEORGE F. HASH ELL, president of the Illinois state board of agriculture, was stricken with heart disease at Springfield while delivering an address on the world's lair, and his recovery is doubtful. THE assignee of Decker, Howell & Co., JOHN BURNS has unions for £5,000 to strikers in Scotland, A DISPATCH to the Times from Vienna states that fifty persons wero killed outright by the explosion that occurred in the Irinity coel pit in Polish Ostrau on Satur* day last. AN electric railway between Vienna and Pesth is being planned, the journey to take only two and one-half hours instead of four hours, as at present. IN the recent revolt against the iurcls the natives of the Caroline Many Pare Yoatigf Women of Modesty, Refinement, Bearity and Wealth Involved. Mere comes the most wonderful part oi it all. I hate never known a man to fail in his promises td the woman. Whatever he, may do. 6r to whom he may lie, he keeps his faith with the woman who is his places. It is a curious thing, but there are reasons for it. No married woman could hiofe faithfully keep her marriage vows than the placee woman keeps her faith. They never break their pledges, t Every Sunday the man dines, if possible with his placee* and he is expected to come to the v • _ . _• i .__ • ,... . - - t i i i t . ^ _. _ • ^ house once or twice a week; but there is no hunting him lip or bothering him with notes or messengers. Sometimes, when They Make Alliances and Live Quietly With Men of Society, but Do Not Marry. Spain- Islands slaughtered 300 foreigners and burned the houses of all the missionaries at Ponopi. THE duchess of Northumberland has just been buried ^in Westminster Abby ns a Percy, the only family in England retaining tho prescriptive right to the honor of interment there. TUB home secretary has refused to in- lertere in the caso of the ex-convict McDonald, sentenced to be hanged for the murder of a school teacher, Miss Holt, whom ho killed vhilo attempting a criin inal assault. THE pope has ordered the paintings on the walls of certain rooms of the Vatican by Raphael and Michael Angelo's picture in the Sistine chapel to be restored. The execution of the delicate task has been in> trusted to the German painter Seidtz. OltlMINAJj. IT it reported that the Indians attacked and burned the town of Pocatello, Idaho. LIEUT. CASEY of the twenry-second infantry, on duty atPino Ridge, was killed by the Indians. UNPAID Italian laborers started a riot atBarnegat Park, N. J., and the sheriff has asked the governor for aid. Two women at Ten Mile, W. Va., fougta duel with butcher-knives and one who failed at New York on .Tim Rural New Yorker says tho winners of the first and second prizes offered by the American Agriculturist for the largest yields of potatoes the past season are both western men. Tho first prize .went to William ,T. Sturgis, of Johnson county, Wy., for a yield of 974 bushels and 48 pounds on ono acre without fertilizers or manures of any kind. It wa« virgin soil, however, rich in potash and i ously irrigated with water rich in sa..:; matter. Tho second largest yield from one acre was obtained by R. A. Chrisholn in southern Colorado, who grow 847 bush els. This was fertilized with 1,000 pound of tho Mapes potato manure. This acr adjoined the acre which received the sixt prize for 491 bushel." in 1879, and whic was fertilized with stable manure. nounces that he is ready to pay all creditors in full and that the firm will resume business. THE DlSADJjY CIGAUETTE. ' A cigarette bill has recently passed th Georgia legislature. It makes it ft crime to sell or give a cigarette or cigarette pa per to any minor. Illinois has sucsh a law also. ..The city of Frankfort, Ky., prohibits the enliro salt of cigarettes. This shows is regarded by careful legislators. Business manngerts of large commercial enterprises begin to understand that the habit incapacitates for business A prominent business house iu an eastern city has a sign over tho cashier's desk: "No cigarette smoking by our men." As a result, a couple of hundred clerks are said to be superior to those other houses! in tho same lino of business. QKN. We see it stated that "funds are steadily pouring in toward General Booth's million." He asked for £100,COO, at the outset of his effort to put his beneficent scheme in practice, and at last accounts had received in pledges £05,000, The interest shown in his proposed methods of relief for the denizens of "Darkest England," is really quite surprising. It goes to show at any rate, tho apparent apathy on this subject, of which complaint has so often been made, may have been very much due to tho fact that no plan of work in that behalf, appealing at Dn. Haao LOJJINOEU, of New York, claims that he can cure and has cured consumption by shooting into the lungs a powder composed of calcium phoslute, sodium benzole, and an etheral oil. OBITUAIIY: At Boston, Judge Charles Devens, Attorney General under [President Hayes, aged seventy.—At New York, Frederick Harrison, the Chicago lawyer, aged forty-three; Henry William Stuart, the actor, agpd forty-six.—At Hyeres, b ranee, Emil Van Marcke du Lumen, tho celebrated animal painte/.---At Santa Cruz, Gal., Judge Anson S. Miller, formerly of Illinois.—At Portage, Mich., Luke Burns, aged eighty-two.—At Knlnmazoo, Mich,, John Dudgeon. of them was fatally injured. Mr. Ferro, a railway contractor hailing from Chicago, was killed by one of his employes in a quarrel at San Jacmto, Texas, Tuesday. It has bsen twenty-seven years bince the slavery that gave to the south much ot its wealth and power died at the stroke of Abraham Lincoln's pen, and many of the curious and social features which were a C -t of and grew out of it are well nigh gotten. Besides slaves, which were bought and sold, there was an intermediate class of people who have a peculiar history about whom nothing has been said or written. I allude to the placee women and their children. The nlacee was almost entirely confined to New Orle.ins. The terin comes from the Frenih meaning "placed," and the placees were women of all bhades of color, from the mulatto to the octoroon, who could not be distinguished from tho whitest lady in the land. Sometimes when a girl of this grade of color was sold she became a placee. It is not, however, of the depraved class that I wish to speak, but another PAK StOHE IKTEllESTING. There has been always in Ne>v Orleans a peculiar society of persons of color, who were not to be compared with the ordinary negro. It was known before the war as tho "free people of color," and still retains that name. In it were the descendents of placee women and the white men who maintained them. Many of this class are very rich; most of the women are handsome, and the men and women are well educated. These persons scorn the ordinary negro or mulatto, for they themselves have in their veins the bluest blood of the city and state they live in, and, ns the he has a very may intimate male friend, he AND CASUA1/T1KH. BAIION WISSMAN hoisted the German ting on the East coast of Africa. _ TWENTY-TWO people broke through the ice at Lake Rice near Cobourgh, Ont., and Miss Effie Johnson died from the exposure. BYBON P. McGAiuar,E, a postal clerk, fell_ from ii train near Chicago and was seriously injured. THE Fifth Avenue and Hermann's theaters and surround property in Now York has beeij burned. THE ollice of the treasurer of Wright County, Minn., was robbed of $!UOO. . Er,i3VEN men were 1 killed by the break- of an elevator rope in Angel's mine AUGUST HULTMANN, a grocer doing business in Chicago, cut his throat Wednesday morning owing to business and domestic troubles. R. DE ROSE, aged 27 years, shotTuen- day night and killed his wife Elizabeth, aged 22, at a lodging-house on Ellis street, in San Francisco. A judg mcnt creditor of Bateman & Co. of New York, charges that the recent assig- nient was fraudulent, and has bosun proceedings to discover what has become of the firm's assets. AT Clinton, Iowa, Frank Davis, a plasterer, aged 35, without provocation stabbed Spencer Dp.wey, Sr., a saloonkeeper. Dewey was recovering but had a relapse and died Wednesday night. The murdortr is under arrest, and a coroner's jury is investigating tho affair. WALTEK JACKSON a fifteen-year-old horse thief wanted at Delphus and Vt\n Wert, Ohio, was arrested at Fort Wayne, Incl., Monday with stolen horses in his possesaon. He was en route to Cherubus- co, the headquarters of*Kuhn's gang, whose leader is now in jail for murder at Fostoria. I'HK NATIONAL, CA1»)T.-Y.I>. at Tan Andreas, Gal., the men -Cfit. falling 480 1 wo MEN wore killed and one fatally .njuredin a collision on the Panhandle road near Coshocton,0. A ma sleigh overturned near Scranton, a., and thirty-two younar people were inured. Form men wero killed and throe injured by a train running off n trestle near Gaff- ley City, S. C. THIS New York Store at Cairo, 111., has •>eon destroyed by tire, causing a loss §100,00. Six business blocks at Macomb, 0., vore burned. Loss, 835,000. A VIOLENT explosion occurred in the dewberry Furnace Company's establish- lent tit Newbeny, Mich,, Thursday morn. One man was killed and seven others had to THE senate and the house each brief session Saturday. THE United States treasury is said .„ lose §700,000 annually by the operation of Chinese opium smugglers. THE secretary of state gave a dinner baturday night in honor of tho president and cabinet. PIIEBIDENT and Mrs. Harrison gave the first state dinner of the season recently. white people will not associate with them, they are a community by themselves. Very many persons in New Orleans, generally '!Americans" (by whom I mean those having no French blood on either side), are utterly ignorant of the fact that among the inhabitants of that most picturesque of all American cities there is A SOCIETY AS EXCLUSIVE as that of the Austrian court, the most aristocratic court in Europe, to which it is almost impossible to gain admission, which presents the coloreri race in a condition and light that does not exist anywhere else. Its beginning was simple. There came to New Orleans 100 years ago persons front all countries in Europe to buy and sell cotton and other great southern staples. Some were from England, a few were from France, more were from Holland, Germany, and the Latin countries. They came came out to America to make a fortune, and go back to their native land to enjoy it. They had no home ties, for they could bring none. They were young and romantic. They saw the graceful, soft- eyed quadroon. They »-ould not marry these women if they had wished to, for it was against the law; but they could set them free, and this they frequently THE CHILDUEN HORN of these alliances constitute this curious society which still exists, and has existed for a century. As the fathers of ti.ese children were generally rich, the young INVITE HIM TO DINE with htm at his house. I shall never forget a dinner of this sort some years ago, where the host was a young Greek merchant whom 1 knew well, an enthusiastic fellow, the scion of a great London bank^ ing house, handsome, as an old time Greek god. The 1 girl—for she was Only about twenty—to all seeming she Was as white as he. She had that clear, white complexion that is only seen to perfection among the best bred Octoroons of Louisiana and the highest rank women of Rome, Naples and Venice. They were very much in love with each other, and there was no more sign of coarseness and vulgarity— such as one usually accociatcs with rela- tinns of this character—visable thnn there is in the prettiest nest that a man could select for a dainty bride, in which she could be shut out from the world. And, after a dinner that in refinement and correctness of service and arrangement could not be surpassed, the girl sang .some sweet, low foreign songs in anoft foreign tongue, for, liko most of her class, she spoke very little English. I wondered if there could be tiny sin where there was no knowledge or intention of evil, for our first mother Eve herself, over whom no priest doned a service when she mated with Adam, was not more perfectly without guile than was this child of, the tropics. THEY AKB in New Orleans to-day perhaps 300 couples whose relations to each other are those I have described. It is a matter that is ex- trernel; difficult to write about, because of its delicacy, but somehow the innate vulgarity which is always a part of relations between the sexes not sanctioned by law or religion, does seem absent from those that A gentleman from the flofth oi tins liar Nett Orleans insiitutibni and the others. They immediately, very anxious to see some of the pi women. I should have said before that about al the fecreatioiis of this class are .going sometimos to the theatre and twice ayeflf to a grand ball t to which none^but. thftjg IV tb gittliu, l>u n uii/u JJVUG v **Vi X( themselves, their protectors! and ft few" 61 the friends of the latter are invited. Oef/ 1 tain custom house officials in New Orleans at the time' spoken of, anxious to gratify the desire alluded to, got up what they called a "quadroon ball," and the visiting statesmen were Out in force, with all the ncwpaper correspondents from the north* who were there lo find out what was going on. As none of the visiting, statesmen spoke French, and but a few of the laoties knew English, very much conversation Was impossible, but there was a good deal or' dancing. This was the "quadroon bait" of Which :hn press north had so much to say at the time. . , The placee will probably end with this generation. It was a relic of baruarism that has outlived slavery, for certain obvious reasons. A DOUBLE 1.IPJB. Man, I have ever known. • As a class no women are more fascinating than are these quadroons or octoroons. They have the prettiest little hands and tho daintiest feet, scarcely larger than those of a child. And, then, such eyes! Large, full of a languorous sweetness, and fringed with thn deepest black lashes. It is not difficult for one who has ever seen those women to understand their wonderful power over the men of the south. There is a larger percentage of beauty among them than could be found in any equal number of ladies in tho BEST SOCIETY ANYWHERE. They are well educated, and nearly all sing beautifully; far, with their of them taint of negro blood, marvelous negro voice; they inherit the and because of the ed. SECRETARY: OP WAR PROCTOR thinki worst of the Indian troubles are pass- TIIE investigation into the alleged con—- : —•' •"•'—- pool promises seusa- grcssional silver tioiml revelations. ^ octoroon children werci well The girls went to convents, once to sympathy and had been proposed. to common sense, ABOUT JPAW Grace Greenwood is not writing much just now. All her spare tituo is devoted to charitable work, * * * Two more of the eight charming daughters of Chief Justic3 Fuller are to be married. Tho exaltation and felicities of courtship are becoming numerous in the family. * * * Mrs. James G. Elaine, Jr., is described as having the handsomest hands and feet pf any woman in New York. They are perfect, and have escaped emaciation from the long illness from which their owner has Buffered. * * * Miss Annie Ileove Aldrich, who is achieving some reputation as a poet and story writer, is a tall, graceful and rather Statuesque girl. Her manners are very charming, and she is proud of .tho fact that she comes of «, good old English family, FIRK Wednesday morning destroyed wral business houses iu Cairo, Illinois, winding tho Now York Dry Goods omptiny, the New York goods store and ein« A™ 8 sllusa fc'° factory. Loss about «>100,000, _A MAN named Reeves, living near Rubicon, fell from a freitfh tear Tuesday atlernoon in Northford and broke his le" above die knee. D THIEVES stole a valuable horse, harness and sleigh of Frank Kgloff, in Hud-on, on 1' nday night. No trace of the thieves as yet has been found. There have been a number of similar robberies of late here, bevera suspicious cVaractors wero arrested m this vicinity but without avail. I UK latest revolutions in Peru occurred on Dec. 3. Plerola, tho Peruvian Bou- mnder, undertook to capture a fort at Lima, but was repulsed with a loss of seventy of his followers. TJIM WAYS OF CAMELS. Adventures If on Amorlcuu in riilbet. January Century. If any other animal gives out it is still possible to make it travel a. few miles by a judicious use of patience and a club; but not so with a camel. When he lies down ho will get up only when hfl feels like doing so; you may dra" at tho string which is fastened to the stick through his nostrils till you tear it out, ho will only groan and spit. It was my first experience with camels, and I vowed that it should be my last; for, taking thorn together, they ore (he most tiresome and troublesome animals I have ever Been, and are suited only to Asiatics, the most patient and long-suffering of human beings. Besides their infirmities of temper, resulting, 1 believe, from hereditary' dyspepsia, as evidenced by scich coated tongues offensive breaths, 1 and gurgling stomachs as 1 have seen with no other ruminants, thfly are delicate in the extreme. They can work only in tho winter months, for as soon us their wool begins to fall, Sampson like, their strenght abandons them. They can travel only over a country where there are no stones, for the pads uf their foot wear out and then they have to be patched, a most troublesome operation. Tho camel is thrown and a piece of leather quadroon educated. one or two of which maintained special and, oi : course, separate classes for these girls, and were taught all that their white sisters ever learned. When they left there the mother prepared to "rango" her daughter, just us in "the best society" the fashionable mother prepares to make a good marriage for her girl who is just coming out. Remember—and this is the part most difficult to be comprehended by northern 1 oiks—these girls were as innocent and good as any girl can be. Their mothers knew they could not be married to white men. TEE GIRL HERSELF loathed the negro as much as the most delicated-minded white woman possibly She knew the relation her mother these things, perhaps, ii is that the men keep faith where one might think they would lire with satiety or disgust. The women usually iiave a strain of foreign blood, in which, Portuguese or Italian predominates. They have inherited all fierce passions of their Latin sires. Ojice aroused they are unforgiving and dangerous in the extreme, and they are prone to jealousy, especially in case of the attentions of their loids to ladies in society, who, knowing nothing of all this, and see in M., X. or Y., an extremely goodlooking and accomplished gentleman, who papa says is fast growing rich. These placee women know all the dsudly secrets ot the obeath, and possess a skill in poisons which is marvelous. Some dark stories could be told by New Orleans physicians, if they would speak, of poisons defying medical skill, that gradually waste away the victim V nervo and brain, and others, like the loco, that produce insanity and death almost instantly. Two Ladles, Wives of the Same Meet, at Ills Grave. Wallace P. Heea iu Atlanta Constltntlon. One morning, in the spring of 18—, the day clerk of a large hotel in Atlanta filtered the office, and glanced over the register to note the arrivals of the night before. "Bather queer," he said to himself. 'Here is Mrs. John Ellington, registered from Now Orleans, and. here on the next page is Mrs. John Ellington from Boston." • He turned away to answer a question 1 from the bookkeeper and forgot all about, the matter. At 10 o'clock that same morning a , pretty little brunette opened the door •<£ room No. 225, and looked out. Har somber black dress and sad face told the story of a recent sorrow. The lady was Mrs. John Ellington, of New Orleans. While sho was standing here the door of room No. 227, just opposite, opened, and a tall, handsome blonde in the mourning costume of a widow came out. She held a bunch of flowers in her hand,. and after .pausing to lock her door, she walked quietly to the elevator ana .disappeared from view. """ The .blonde widow was Mrs. John Ellington, of Boston. Two hours latez the New Orleans lady stood by a newly-made grave in the cemetery. .'"Fresh flowers on his grave," she exclaimed with tears in her eyes. "I did not expect it. Poor John was a stranger here, but his kind heart must have won him friends. These flowers show that somebody in this great city loves him and remembers him." The visitor added another floral tribute to the. one on the gnw. She remaiiied some Ijttlo time. -Finally with a silent prayer she left the place, and, entering a carriage, rode back to the hotel. "I wonder who left the flowers there," she said after she had reached her room. When John was killed in that awful railroad disaster, and was buried so far away from home, I w as afraid that his,* grave would bo negW-red until I-. could v care for it myself. Hue soinebody v nra Perhaps ono of his fellow loves him. travelers." She removed her boi and throw her- men could. WILLIAM HAMILTON, who jumped out ? tltc }ied on over tho root, the stitches be- a five-story window in South Boston on !,"? tilke ?. V» lou g" the B °ft pan, of it; in turday in order to escape arrest on a I C01 ! mtlon lt may travel till tho skin inor nlinrnw tliorl fvr,.,, 1,;,, :..,•....:..- .... has thickened atrain: Or wlmt ia mnru Saturd minor charge, died from'his injuries" at the city hospital early Monday morning. EDWIN SOLOMON, youngest son of the Into chief of polices of Salt Lake city accidentally killed himself Sunday night While cleaning a loaded gun Solomon's root touched the trigger, discharging the gun and blowing his brains out. inL.ASn.K8. HEAVY snow storms havo blockaded North Herman railroads. AN unknown English vessel/foundered* off Oicily and her were drowned. crew of, twenty-four of fights between, police and many £}&f» k *»* ™"^ «d TIIE popa law discharged every Italian has thickened ikely, until it tep. again; or refuses to what take is more another ir You H»il u JTrJeud iAbout to visit coma section of country where malarial disease, either In the form of chills and fover or bilious remittent was particularly rlfo,. 'what would be about tha best advice you could glvu him? Wo will tell you-to carry oloiif,', or procure on arriving, that potent medicinal safeguard, llosioiter'u Ktomuch Bluer*, known lllirouL'houl malarial plagued regions, hero and Iu ptlior coinilne«, its llw mr«st means of disarm- liiLMho inlasniiulc scourge, and robbing (t of lie tell destructive influence. Not only ilonij it forlify the system by iucreaslnj; Its stamina, but overcomes Irregularity of digestion, tho liver and Ihe bowels, and counteracts the unfavorable offects'of over-exertion, bodily and menial exposure iu rough woiiiher, or occupation too sedentary or laborious loss of appetlio and excessive nervousness, 'iho functions of ulluieutolioii, bilious held to her father, hut quo voulez vous? She had never been taught that anything about it was wrong; the good nuns of the Ursulines or other convents, let that alone, for it would have been of no use. The mother had her ambitions, as mothers have, no mutter what the colors of their skins may be. In society it is (he question of latest fortune that most frequently stirs the maternal hcait. Who, therefore, can blame the poor creature who has never known any better state,, and whoso chief religious sentiment was that she should love her children and have them christened in the only church? Who can blame her because she wishes for her child what the fashionable white mother so often desires for hers—a good establishment? Therefore, after the young octoroon has reached the proper age, and haa learned all that the good nuns can teach her, her mother looks out for a good home for her, when she is pla- cee, THIS TLACEE-INO is a mutter of great importance to these- girls and their mothers, and, indeed, to all their relatives.- Twice a year a very select ball is given, which the placee women attend, and, of course, the eligible girls. There the young girl sees about all the desirable men — 1 mean gentlemen men of the loftiest social rank — that are in the society of the city. They sec the girls. Tho etiquette and deportment is as courtly and stately here as at any gentleman's house in New Orleans. A't such times the formal acquaintance is made for these girls never remain one moment alone with u man, save their confessor perhaps, or brothers, until they are placee 1 ho mothers of these girls have an intimate knowledge of the ''inside" of New Orleans life, so far as it concerns rich and generally "eligible" young men of the highest social rank, that would astonish a Parisian chief of secret police. Where they get this information goodness knows, MANY TALES could be told, and true ones, too, of Ulc u high in the fashionable world, rich with everything material to make life worth the living, who have tried the jealous patience or the placee too far, and of the creature who is as true herself as any wedded wife could be, and would endure patiently anything but supereedure, who has turned at last at real or fancied wrong and quickly used the dread secret only known to he race. selt into a chair, compL-tdy exhausted. _ If John had carried any letters with nun, she murmured, "the news would have been telegraphed ( 0 nie, but he was on y accidentally identified, and I knew nothing of the horror until I read it in the newspapers. Oh! I can not bear up under my grief—it will kill -me yet!" She threw herself on a lounge with her face downward, and sobbed as though her heart would break. The next morning the lady from New Orleans was again in the cemetery. • As she turned a corner, and came suddenly upon the lonely grave of her husband, she saw a black-robed figure lay some flowers on the .mound. In a moment the two faced each other. i he first comer was the tall blrmdn nt room No 227. ' One evil of this system is the illegiti mate children, though they seldom exceed two. Ihe sons are usually well educated, and some of them have handsome fortunes and are the founders of families respected by both white people and colored. From tins class come many valuable citizens and wealthy and energetic Louisiana business men. in ere was a well known broker in JMew Orleans named John Clay, who died several days ago, said to be the son of a noted politician. At his death John Clay was worth 8200,000, made in honorable trade. A CURIOUS CHARACTER namec- Delacroix was another son born of such relations. He became a great miser and owned at his death nearly $1,000 000 worth of real estate in New Orleans and its vicinity. There are many cases— well known, too — ot men who had two families, one quadroon and the other white and legitimate. 1 have in my mind now such a case, and the colored sons have dune far bett learn your name I The other looked startled and almost -i , _..— «.«** UIM.&UJUU. auu fcuiuuni dazed. Sho glanced at the flowers in the little woman's hand. ''I am Mrs. Ellington," she answered mechanically. linTonT" 8traiiee! Why ' * am MrSl E1 "' "I am Mrs John Ellington," explained the Boston stranger. er pecuniarily than the whites, though both pear a name honored for years in the state in which they were born. Most of these women inherit some money, and often handsome fortunes. They help the men whom they ore placees to with a zeal and earnest, that would do honor to any wife, 1 had a friend, a prominent cotton merchant, who in the panic of 1873 prominent cotton mer- , ... . . ---panic of 1873 was in terrible straits. He would surely fail and his commercial credit was gone uu- The banks would not help him, and he was almost upon the verge of suicide. He placee TO A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN. was proper per- but they have it. At last the ,..„,,- _son is selected, most frequently a rich foreigner, for not many Creoles or Americans nowadays desire or care to enter into such relations, with their results, for a lifetime. THE MAN AGREES to giyei the girl an establishment and fits it up, aiul she takes possession. She somehow heard of his trouble, and did a thing these women never do except in a matter of almost life and death hhe sent for him. "Is this true which I hear, Alphouso?" she asked, in soft, graceful French, to which a beauty was a< lV edb y the perfectly modulated voice. •Mou ami, why did you not tell me? Here is something for you," and she put into hie hands an envelope. Ho opened it listlessly, and there was a check upon the strongest bank in the city, the Canal bank, certified, for $70,000! She had heard of her lover's peril, and had gone to her brothers and sisters, who were very well to do, *ftd ha4 obtained,' this money for him. ' In. 1876, when the visiting A dead silence fell upon the two. Both turned pa e, and they could almost he' each other's heart-beat. ™<J»: "What was John, Ellington to jon?" asked the blonde otornly. "He was my husband." There was no response for a full minute, and then came the whisper: "And ho was mine!" The two women gazed into each other's ,eyes. One produced a locket fl "Look at his face, "she said. n w kn . ow !,'i.7 aa t lle s ad reply. "Your ooket is just;like mine, See. The two portraits were' undoubtedly those of the same nmn-a handsome face ***»**'» The whole story was told when the two ™, E "i??/ jtoi Z 8 r , etu , rne ! i to the hotel Wa8 i £ b ? y ] a , h ' em o*ional young fellow ?s^ £&&£$£ ^stfvarjst^S ^"sL-sstatfata IT . -,. they would have each other without such proof! out at last. 6 a truth §|gtea|2S spoke

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