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THE DJE8 MOINES* AlG OKA, IOWA . V U * fg»AY 4 JANtTARY 2L 1801, fti it4f> not si houso in Maine had a jMlnanf gins* in it. A special census agoi't finds Unit Micro ni-u fi.oOl) Indians in the Suite of Wflshington. Parties ut Non-port, Ivy., nnnoiinco lljnt they c;in make ttluiiiinutn for 9 Cents n pound, Tlio modern rnznr is said In bo of fnriiiior loxMinj lliaii tlio celebrated Damascus Ijlailo. A rnl-I.I('3itn';Q hit a (inn horso at Mnriiinn, .Kin., ninl in lliirty minutes thu poor beast died. It is reported in Germany Unit Itio Bmperor i.s going to introduce Amori- t&tt curs for lliu passenger service. A niekel-in-lhe-slol soda foiinlaln h.is boon invented. Tlio customer helps himself, but can't gut more than 6 cunIs worth. An ole.Hnc.rtl gyroscope has bo.c.ii deviled in Paris and applied io sliou' tlio rotation of the earth and lo correct fillip's compasses. A curious eoinplninl in regard to Streets, coming Iriini Philadelphia, States (lint Ilk 1 Itaby coach is Chestnut Street's greatest nm'siiiri.c 1 . A contract lias boon made at. Salem, Oregon, lo dig a ditch tbruii miles long fin- the drain.'lire nl' Lake I/ahish, by which means IJ./iOO acres, ui' Viiiuablo lund will In; reclaimed. Judges onjrhl to bo more! learned than willy, morn reverent than plan.si- blo, and more advised than conlideiit. AboVu all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue. Chat Ics Liimli, in pro-onling "Tub- lets ol Inlerc.sl" lo a friend,inscribed on tlio t\y leal: "In this book. unlil;<! most others, lliu further yon progress the more the interest increases." Tlio newest euro for sIceplesHiios.s is •Imply a pint, of hoi. waier.sipped slowly buf'oro nilirin^; to bed. Its oll'oets uro Imineilialc, ami llioso people who make use of it deularo that us a sedative it in unrivaled. Tlio prodnelionsof llio Ferrara weavers* 11 re noted for thu iniporianeo bestowed upon the dceoral.ivn element. Grace, lightness and imagination superseded pretensions of stylo, and they tiro now mueh sought after by modern collcci.>r.s. Of thirty pedestrians injured on tho streets of Cincinnati in one month twenty-live owed iheir injuries lo the carelessness of female drivers, ami as a result there is n call for tin ordinance to previMit any woman from driving horses in that eity. A monster grapevine at Athens, Ga., Which covers'more than a quarter of an Here, has been known to prodtie.0 enough of grapes in a sickle year to nwkxi 100 gallons of wine, it was "planted by Professor llutherl'ord about thirty-two year.s ago. The Savannaii Xews \a niilhorilr tor the statement that a. young lady of Brunswick, Ga., had six' offers of liiar- ringo in one. week from gentlemen of good repute, 1ml. who occasionally i;iko it drink at tlio bar. ]}/ her brother's" aclvico she refused ilium nil. been osported iron! .Now antitn waics in one year, mid the number instead of diininisldny; is said to be increasing by leaps and bounds. It is caleiilaied tfnit in llirue years Iwo pairs of rabbits will have increased lo o.OUO.UUO, Sncli is their extraordinary fecundity. A year fmiu.ncxl. March the railroad now building from Jall'a to Jerusalem will be completed, and tourists will then bo whisked away from llio coast to Jerusalem in two or Ihreo hours, n journey that is now made by camel or in dilfjrences over n horrible road. Thn money reipiirod to build the lino is in (lie tniiids of Paris bankers, who lwv« just forvvnnlod the first installment of the funds lo llio contractors. Tho catholic bishop of Nominally brought suit in the Unfled Slates CJour't at Taeoma. Wash., to secure llio tillo to -I'M acres of land orcupiod as a luili- tiiry niservalion at Vancouver. Tho chiim is based upon the establishment of a iiii.tsiiiiiary station there by consent of the litidsoii's Bay Company. The court: decided that tho Uniled Stales irnvcrumeiil. had a ])rior claim. An uppt'.il to I lie U. S, Siipreuio Court wns inkeii. The land is now worth friUO.UOU lo §1,000.000. A new and valuable! practical application of carbolic .Moid has beoil made in Central America, where it has been used with f:ratifying suc-'csa against the leul'-cuilinu; mil.,, who-:o ravishes upon enllivaii^l trees in that country are so destructive. Tne acid is mixed wilh wutei, anil ponied dou u tho aiil-lniiTows, whcn.'iipon llio ants desert their abode; ami liy persistent ] resort to Iliis method of 'attack, they ] may be excelled from lliu neighbor hood of citllivaled platils. HOW TO HUMt THE COON. itfin Fitnfl.V fiit TPiiitliiR I:i-fns6 In the lull IM t Trim In lite Woodil. HER FIRST DINNSR-CIVINQ. Gnn. G itiit'H WIdinv i'H ul'llrr Kti l.v 'K Rnnin J£"inlnt». SlurrUul Llf«i "Imagine my husband inviting four or live of tho olticors to dine with us at our lirst dinner!" says Mrs. (Jen. Grant i-i iho J]iiiii"-iiinlier. Of eour.se he had lo withdraw Ihi! invitation, for hovy did I know that, Hannah, understood cooking? Hu was amused at my real dismay. ., •.> "'i thought everybody know how.'io cook—1 do,' ho said, 'and many a savory mess I havehulpcd t) make at West Point. I have roasted apples, and sometimes "vun ventured on roasl- .ing n fowl.' • ; "When I inquired when and how, he told me, wilh boyish pleasure. 'Tho potatoes, beef, etc.. wo fellow's brought from the mess hall (now Grant hall) in our caps. Tho apples were usually the result of n foraging party lo old Kingslev'fi garden.' '"And the fowl, Ulysses, where did they (Mime from?' I asked. ' '"Oh, usually from Col/ Delafiuld's coops.' "At my expression of horror at this"'i'soii A French doctor tun reoonlly been collecting Htaiistic.s with regard lo tliose of his patients who complain of liorvoiis iillVelion.s, ivil.'i the result, that. ho has conii! lo the conclusion that tlju primo cause of all evil iy Hie practice -of reading in the train. All soldiers who lost limbs during tlio war can have artificial ones tup- plied by llio governme.nl if they will ask for tliem. They can get a now out! .every live years, or,' if they prefer, they aro paid its cash value instead. Legs cost i[;7o and arms $,)0 each. Fowls hnvo undoubtedly a largnr vocabulary than any of the oilier domestic, animals; yet in half a day yon will probably hear from Ihemiillllio Bounds that they use in ordinary life. Bui anything out of the ordinary is in- etulltlv oxnre.-jSL'd in unusual .sounds;. The openinu.'of a bank in Ilardins- burg. Ky., bronchi, to light, a jf'.ODO bill that 11 farmer living near there had Imd stored tuvay in his house for twenty \ears. This amount put out at sim- plo inleresl. for that length of lime Would luivo brought, tho owner !?6'UU. Now York lumber dealer lately bong hi a black walnut tree in llarlaii Cuuiity, Ky., for $;>(), on which l>o ex. 'peots In make a prolil. of );',").01)0. Jt is curled gi.iin \\alniil. between 'flyn iilid six feel ill diameter at the . busu, Its <>wm.<r was an ignorant tuouulainocr. A planter in Alphaivlta, Ga., had an ftCl'O <jf cotton, every stalk of which i.s Bilid to have been of a deep red color, Ii'tlf, boll and bloom. This novel crop |s llio product, of seed derived llnvi! yoill'H ago f''om two s'alks of red col- toil f(Mlnd in a collon Held. If this Vfrffaly call be perpelnat<Ml it will like- \]f mean u fortune, to ttie successful planter. Thu D.-uiish government pays a bounty for llio de.slrnciion of se.-ii.s, and |lu>r.u is an energetic hunting and Blaiighler of Ihiiso creature-s. 'J'iie I'casoii is that the tieals destroy the li.sh pn which so many of the population tlupend for food and employment. It |s found that where seal hunting has boon most active the catch of thu Ji.sh lias increased. A woman nt Jonesboro, Me., goes en record as the champion "home body," she has jn.si vi<iied the home of lio'r childhood for the tir.si time since fier marriage, thirty jears stgo, although she liad )i\'<ul during (his time ouly one. niilii distant, and hasahMivs been in perfect harmony with I he families there. She-says she never tiad timo lo go beforu without neglecting tuer duties. The Eiffel tower is to bo utili/.ed in ' obtaining u very high pressure by moans of u tube running from lop to bottom unit tilled with mercury. M. Cuijjittut, who has already distinguish^ «d himself by liqnil'yiug dill'orent gases, Slioli as oxygon ami niirogen, by moans pf liigh pressure, is lo employ tho lubo Tor ft similar put-pose, 'it will give •>rt)fesuro at llio bottom of some four ,;tiudrud atuiosphores. TJie Anstraliaii rabbit pest does not ulthough immensu numbers of really dreadful admission, he said: •Do not bit alarmed; I was not adroit cnouu'h to In; of ihe.se, pnr(.iqs; but I'did both help cook and eat those wonderful suppers.' "So of course ha thought any ono could cook. Hannah proved lo mv great, satisfaction a household treasure. "Tne olHcors were asked to come, ihe next, day, when I had much pleasure, though 1 I'd', .'•oino responsibility..!'!! arranging the appointments of my'pretty taJilo, seeing That all were properly placed, and remembering with pride the well-served tnblu of my father's bouse. ' . • "Well, tiie oflioers came, and to my smiling welcome (hoy said: -Then wo can stay to-day, can. we? Everything isrighi, i.s hi' And Hannah 'really knows how la conk, does shoi" "Only imagine! The lieutenant had told all these men that, llioy could not come lo dinner because Mrs. Grant was not i lire that, Hannah knew iiuv- Ihingabont cooking aii'l would liko lo have a trial dinner lirst. How they nil loved lo tease me cvei' nl'ler when he would ask any of them to dine with us! They would timidly peep in at: tho door and ask, -Is it all rigiu? 1 or 'Shall wo come another davP' 1 e is but on£ irrty of htfhting (ho coon. Munled oiily at niglp:, to '(»}• low him the boldest rider ijintst dis- inouiit, yet he win) risks fioiik. mid limb, or melts or frce/es for sport's sake, iii.d deems no sport manly that has not u spice of itahger or discomfort in i^. must not despiso tJris lituitblc pastime fot such reason. ; On leaving the highwny that leads nearest, lo tho hum ing .ground, tho way of the coon hunters lakes thorn, iu di>rkn«ss or feeble lantern light, over rough and ilneertain fooline-, lill iho corii/iuld'.s edge is reached'" mid the dogs cast off. Away go' thu honiid.s, their course only indicated by <iho rustling of the corn leaves, us they range through thu Held, unlil one old trul n-leller gives tongue on the trail of lir'er Coon. wluKpcrhaps lias brought hi.s whole family out )or a noolwna picnic. The hounds, swoop straight away, in full cry, on :the hot scoui" to hill or swamp, whore their steadfast baying proclaims that the game is treed. Then follows a pell-mell scramble toward UK; musical uproar. Stones, brambles and all the inanimate enemies that lie in wait for man when ho hastens in the dark, combine to trap, bump, bruise, sprain, scratch, and bc- Uiire the hurrying hunters. Thou when all have gathered at the center of attraction, wln.To llio excited hounds am raving about tho boll of some great tree, tho best and boldest' climber volunteers to go aloft into the upper darkness and shake the quarry down or shoot him if maybe, if hu succeeds in accomplishing tho dillicnlt task what a melee onsini.s. Fewer voices never broke the stillness of night with sounds more unearthly than llio medley of raying, yelping, nud growling, 'cheering and vociferous orders given forth by dou's, coon and hunters,' while hillside aiid woodland loss to and fro a more uis- cordaut bandage (if echo. The coon i.s not a great beast.' but a tough and shar'pMoo'thod one, who car- ries'bonuath his gray coat and fat ribs :i stout heart aiul wonderful vilalitv, and a tussle with a veteran of the tribe of corn Held robbers tests tin; pluck of dpgs and the coolness of men. If the coon lakes rofnu'o in n. tree too tail and limbless for his pursuers to climb, there i.s nothing for them bn' to keep \v:iH:lr and wait till daylight discovers him crouched in hi.s loftv perch. A huge fire, enlivens tho long hours .of guard-keeping. A foraging party repairs to the nearest cornlield fo'r roasting ears and llm hunters shorten tho slow night tide with munching j scorched corn, sauced by joke and and tales of co'ju hntils uf by- Tho difforened is solely in the nrrnngo- inorit of the bangt, n'short bit tig suiting some faces, and others.- with broad, high forehands, requiring it to be half an iiith longer and n lilllo thicker. Wilh n dozen or more individual pnlTs. which come singly, securely fastened to lortoise-shell hairpins, mill the Empire front, rt en iff tiro that is suitable for oporn, ball or reoeption call bo arranged. Starting from the •nape of.tlio neck the pull's aro arranged one aflor another to the crown of tho head. A single rose is Voi'y artistic, placed among llio pttfl's over iho left car. CRIND3TOME SOUP. A \VtHr tttorjr lii VFHI«1t Ttvn tinlon OfflcftM A CORNISH JURY. Tho following is ono of Iho west* country stories which the bile .Sir Stnf* ford Norlhcote wns fond of lolling: One day,as Mr. Hicks was going into Bodmin.ho met Mr. -,n farmer,who lived near Lanneeslon. "Maruin'. Mr. Hicks." "Good morning, Mr. • ; «-hv, I thought, yon always kjpt Laimce-inn in ark ell'" "Well, so I did till Vicky Dotiuoll's trial." Now. Mr. Vincent Donnoll wns n veterinary surgeon,who had been fried on the accusation of having poisoned his mother-in-law, nn old lady who had died rather suddenly after'a hourly supper on rabbit and onions. Vicky Donnell was acquitted, to tho great astonishment of llio worK, at. large. "Ah, that's another question," said Mr. Hicks; "you were foreman of Iho jury; how came you to lot Vicky Don- uell oil?" "Now, Mr. Hicks, you'mo so bad as the, rest of them; they're always asking why wo Jet'u off, but I'll tell "yon how 'twas. "Wo w ro shut up in a dark room without food, lire, or candle, and told wo must liiul a vordiel; so. when we talked some time, 'Gentlemen, 1 1 says, 'wo can't sit here, nil nHit, that's certain, so we'll take opinions. What do you say, Mr. ?' Wo was siltin' nil ronn' a long tablo, j-oti know, and I Greelej'M Oi'lue lloy. A lad named D.ivid was employed as Mr. Grooley's buy in ;hn olliee. 'lie grew lo be exceedingly lar^e and over six feet ii! lieighr, l!»r (Jreulev i-oti- l.iiined lo call 'him "Lillle David." W(dl. roliber'n's of the otliee, began to occur. Mr. Itlmadus, who had eliarn'o of the olliee, was miu-li iierplexiul ainl annoyed by them. Mr. Khoadcs went on waien and detected the thief. Whom .should he discover creopin;;- in at it back window and goin.ir to the money drawer uinl he-lpiu^ himself but Mr. Greeley's "Little David?" David wui- iug that, ho wus observed, tried lo hido himself, but was caught and bent to the Tombs. Next morning Mr, Khuadcs said; "(Jreeluy, 1. have found tho thief that robbed i he olliee/ 1 "I am glad of that," said Mr. Groeley. Said Mr. llhoados: "Who do you think it i.s?" "Oh, 1 have nn idea."' "it i.s your boy David." "What, niv little, 'David?" "Yes, your 'little 'David.' lie's llio ono who has been a-robbin;r. and 1'vo got him nn at the Toinl)s now." "\Voll," said Hur.u'o Gnieley. "I'm so sorry. I liavii often seen that pool- boy steal mv bo d<s. but 1 did not like lo BU} unvlhing about it." At- (lie Kml, Sho was n bright girl, and I hey worn at the season's last game of lias'o ball. Sho had won his enthusiastic heart bv understanding llio game right, oil', and ho loved her o\vn mure Ihan if .she had been only hi.s sister. "It reminds mo of the household," lie said. "The plalo, tho batter, the fowls and the llio.s, etc." "And it reminds m« of marriage," she added, "First the diamond, where they aro ongagud; then the struggles and the hits; then lliu men going'out; and. linally, llio d illicit I ly ihoy have iu gutting home!" And ho sal and thought and thought. >/tin Times. June years. The waning moon throbs into viow above a serrated hill-crust, then climbs (he sky, while tho shadows draw eastward/, then pales in tho dawn and when it is n blotch of white cloud in tho 7'jniih, a sunrise gun welcomes day a id brings tho coon tumbling to earth Or, perhaps, not n coon, lint soiv.o Viigrant house cat is the poor reward (if. the long watch. Then the weary hunters plod homeward to breakfast and the nailing of their trophies to the barn door. Wiien the sweet acorns, dropping in tho frosty nigut, tempt tho coon to a later feast, there is as good sport and primer peltry. In any" of the ni^hl.s wherein this sport may be pursued, the man of lax.y mold and contemplative mind loves best tho hunt deemed unsuccessful l/y the moro ardent hunters, when tho hounds strike the trail of a wandering fox and carry a tide of wild music, Hooding and u.bbinir over valley ami hilltop, while the indolent hunter reclines at ease, smoking his pipu and listening, content to let more ambitions hunters stumble over ledges and wallow through swamps in pursuit of Iho elusive coun.— l>'ut\'i>L and Wood Put-ing in Wood paving is so popular in Paris thr.t tho iiiliabiianis will not hear io ...»..»» uumuureu* !'">'. Oti ! Ur ' J 1 '« »° iI1<olu8S ' °»» Hlw »i'« the prolitie rodent aro killed daiiv. As "u kopt perlocly clean, and support »s 15.0W.UOO rabbit skins have' tho ll ««vi«*t irufflo without dilliculty. lianas, ]?lift's micl Curls. If your eyes are sunny blue and yon want your straight sandy locks" to change to sun-kissed curls of gold, you can do it. If your «>yes are reddish brown and don't match to your .satisfaction your black Iressns, you can have a wealth of red-brown hair just tho color of dead leaves, and, by (ho way, that is tho most fashionable" new shade in hair this fall. Don't spoil your own hair with dves and washes, for youth and leisure are not "forever and a dav," and .some timo you might have to go back to the old color, uiid l.licn you would Jind it, if then; was any left, u shade that was never seen on sea or land. What can you do? Why, cut your own locks short oil', and buy some of the color you like. Besides b'oinsr more satisfactory, it will b» more lioaTlhy. .Supposing you would like to arrange your hair in the latest style, hir.li coiffure, you choose La Pompadour, which consists of nine black pull's. a r- ranged very loosely and artistically, The.se would come* from the napu of thu neck' lo lliu lop of the head, where they would be fastened with an ornamented comb to lliu Marlboroirii'h bang, which is made of wavy hair pushed back from tho forehead, if you like a more careful nrraujrement of Iho hair than the Pompadour, a very graceful oll'uct is obtained with the Kmpire coiD'ure, which is La Pompadour broadened out. The front of the head is covered by L'Empire. front of still' pull's arranged in live rows, broad in front, and narrowing down to lil inlo llio pull's at the back. If your features are classic you can look moro Jiku a plot uro with your hair parted in iho middle and brought down plainly over the forehead, jiiuo Hading wore her pretty leaf-brown hair arranged in this fashion, and it has been called for her. You can not wear your hair piled high with vour front hair arranged in this fashion, .so you must choose to go wilh a Grecian coil, which is, of course, worn low down, almost resting upon the uapo of the neck. Tho gypsy front ia very pretty for a fairjiltlo maiden who is too sweet and pretty for curls and frizzes, but, who longs for golden locks, to con trust with her black-fringed brown eyes. JL,a C'atoguii/ Murquiso and Wave Froat ijrfl vuyuHioijs of tuo same spoke to the nearest. '"Why, 1 think the man's bad very hard measure; 1 don't think he did it. at all. She died of the rabbit and onions; what bi/.ncss had an old 'ooman liko her to bo ailing rabbit and onions at that timo of uighi? 1 "'Well,' says Mr. Pen golly, who sat next, -1 think 'twas the arsenic did it. They doctors bo so frolicsome with their arsenic, always try ins; things on; still, ns'twas to bo oxperimontin' like, I think'twas much to his credit that ho took an old woman to try it on; he might 'a' took a young one.' '"So I think,' says Mr.. Boase. 'I should not liko to hang Vicky Dmi- noll for Hie likes of her; I reckon she was n very Indions sort of old 'oomnn. She's not the lirst t'adious sort of old 'aomnn that's been put out of the way, not by many a wan. 1 shouldn't like to hang Vicky Donncll for llio likes of her.' "•No more should'l,'says llic next, 'for Vicky Donnell he saved my wife's life in Iho scarlet fever; she'd V died else.' "•Yes, and ho savncl my pig in Iho measles,' says the li.di, 'so I'here's two lives for one, take it how you will.' "•Well, 1 says the next:, 1 ! do not think ns ought to let him oil' altogether, 1 think wo ought to. give him six mouths on tin! debtors' side.' '"Oh, yon can't do that, mislor.'snys I; 'it must bo neck or nothing.' "•Well, then, 1 says he, Tni for nothing. I'm sure.. 1 "Well, Mr. Hicks, I thought thcro was a good deal in it.Mr. Hicks; a good deal; but i didn't liku quite lo mnke up my mind, so 1 eallon down the table— for 'twas irrowu so dark yon couldn't see your hand—lo Abraham Smith of Gr.'imponnd—him with the squeaky voice.you know—us calls him YVinuic'k for short; 'Mr. Smith,' says 1—for vou know, Mr. Hicks, being foreman" of jury, 1 need not call him by his short name—-Air. Smith,' says 1—'Winnick,' 1 adds, that hu might know who I was a-.spcaking to—•what, do you say to it? I've as good an opinion of yoar judgment sis of any man nt the (able, and you live over against thu man opposite- side tho water, as 'twere, so you must know—what do you think?' '"Well, mister, 1 says he, "what yon zay, 1 xny, iu. 1 "'Sir,' s-iys I—'Winnick, 1 says I—'I shall respect your judgment lliu longest day 1 have to live. 1 ^•The.n I asks the next two, and they said they'd go -with the majolityi 1 •Well, 1 .says 1, 'you go with us, and you'll he the mnjoiity.' "So they went wi.'h us, nnd we wore the majoliiy. And that's how Vicky D.mncl got <\fl."—Loiulon tiinr. At tho l'as«ioii Play. It is instructive lo be laken over the theatre and shown tho properties, which aro very unlike most theatrical properties, inasmuch as everything which looks costly is costly, what looks heavy is heavy; and no one dreams of sparing his strength by using a lighter duplicate if the real thing-can | )u nindo use of. l-'or instance, writes of tho London The dav nfler the surrender of Vicks- bnrir Colonel Kldr'dgcnnd myself were assigned (pinner* I'm- tho night ifi an isolated hoitst? on llio rond" between Viekshurg rind llaitins' Hluff. We had boon skirmishing all ibiy over the rough Mississippi roads and wore hnil- gry'aud lired. Wo at one.' laid siege to the enemy's kitchen, where we were confronled "by tho indignant family. Tho personnel consisted of a corpulent old lady, (wo prcl.ly datiglilers and a wrinkled aiinly. When ihoy reali/ed thai wt! hail emno for Mi:>per and lodging they retired excitedly lo a corner of Iho' kitchen, where' I hoy held a council of war. "Look herol' 1 said the colonel, somewhat sharply, "ue ore hungry. Quit your whispering and gel in something to eat." Tho mnl !:er sleppetl boldlv from Iho rank, and confronting the onloni'l, announced the midancholy f.-u'l lliat there were no edibles about tho premises. '•Give us anylhinir," replied the famished colonel. "Wo are not fastidious." "Well, you FCC, snh," replied tho lady, iiupressively, "lirst there were our own soldiers; then came Iho Yankees yesterday, and between the two they a'to us out of hoii.se and homo." "This i.s serious," said the colonel (o mo in an undertone, and then aloud, "Go out. into thu shed and bring mo an armful of wood." Wondering what his schomo could ho, I went out into tho yard and returned with it. dozen la'rgo faggots. Tho colonel heaped them upon thu expiring embers on tho hearth in ono corner of the kitchen, where they soon blazed up brightly. Then taking a kettle to the pump, ho filled it with water and sot it, on the lire to boil. "What, are you going to do?" asked the old lady. "Make soil!'!" was tho colonel's laconic reply. There was a. small grindstone on tho dresser. This the colonel laid in the kettle. The enemy was beginning to manifest some interest iu our culinary operations. "What kind ob soup am dat gwine to be?" asked the colored servant, with a grin. "Grindstone soup!" snapped the colonel. He seized a ladlo,.and, lifting tho lid oil' thu keltic, dipped onfc some of tho water and tasted it with great gravity. "IP m!" ho cried, addressing mo, "not yet strong enough? Will you please got another armful of wood?' 1 ' I did as requested, lo the consternation of the onemy, which .s;uv its meager stock of fuel burn away. After a pause tho colonel again raised tho lid to lastu tho mess. "Ah!" ho said, smacking his rnps with satisfaction, "that's tiomethin'ir like! May I trouble you for a little salt and pepper piles. The roof frame is nftxt madfi pfl Iho olatform, nnd is covered With grass or bamboo loaves, null raised, i its position. Tho remaining portifl of flooring is tised as n veranda. I liio construction no nails nre used. These natives nre fishermen nad nlSO u. pastoral people; It is n curious fuel that they keep cattle iu pens mljoitiidg their houses built on piles over. t |lfl water liko their dwellings. Srinle* times during tho dry season th6 slutl* lownoss of tho water admits of the Cat* lie being allowed lo wander on turrA lirmn; but fodder is brought hi canoes lo many loss fortunate animals which ,11-u compelled to oko out their existence in these pens surrounded bj^ water until such time as they nre tethered and transported by cauoa to tho butcher. The present natives nre still in dread of the Dnhomians, but even if Ihig fenf no longer existed it is probable that the habit which Ihoy and their fathers before Ilium have long followed would lead them to prefer those Aquatic residences. It is not known how many hike dwellers there are, but it is supposed there nn) at least 10,000 of them among the various tribes whose huts oover'tho Donham waters. Once in a while these tribes make war on one another, nnd they conduct their lighting in canoes, capable of holding two or i.hroo persons, and their weapons are gi.'i.s, harpooiK spo.-H's ami clubs. In some other parts of Africa, particularly in iho Congo basin. Iho habit of dwelling in huts sustained on piles- iu lakes or rivers is very largely followed, and perhaps a million or two of the people of Africa are still perpet- n.ilingtho pliaso of life of which wo- have relics in the remains of the lake dwellers of the pro-historic era. ; , CUPID AS AN EDITOR; Unstnrns r-i-tny Dull, It« .llpsorts to the UNI! <)f I'l'hlt.lT'M Illlc. Hero, Amid great littering on tho part of the ladies the condiments were brought. "That's a (.j'.ioer way of making soup!" cried one of tho" girls, with a smothered irigglo. "Yes; it's economical. Have vou a little Hour hai;dyp'" ' " After a moment's hesitation the flour Was brought,. "And now a couple of onions, please." "Thoro are no onions, sail!" cried tho lady of tho house. "Then bring in somo moro wood, George; Ihe• stone i.s not soft yet." I was jiist starting to the door when the commander stopped me.. "Coming to think, I 'believe there are some onions left, 11 she- said meekly. "Mildred, go and sec." Mildred, the older dangbtcir, disappeared and returned after a while with three lino onions. The colonel cut them iulo bits, nnd with befitting solemnity stirred ihem inlo< tho soup. I could scarcely refrain from Inngidng. "And now, ma'am, a slice of irood fat bacon if you please," said tho'"col- onoj. _ This was too much for Iho enemy. The old lady advanced*. Thoro was lire in her eyo. "You can't get another thing from Us!" she shouted. "You Yankees think you sire smart. There ain't any bacon in tho house, and if there woro you wouldn't gel, it!" "Very well," replied tho colono'i calmly. He gave mo a look and I brought in Ihe. rest of tho wood. "Hero's your pork." said the youngest daughter, aiiirrily. The day was ivon. Ten minutes afterward there stood on tho table as good and thick a soup as any of ns ever lasted. The flavor of the' grindstone could not bo delected.— Philadelphia .according to the Memphis ', are somo advcrlisu.ncnts that appeared iu a matrimonial paper I'M that town: "On the market! A blue-eyed blonde of ninctuon nnd 135 pounds, who will bo n sweet girl graduate in June, and whose father 'makes 100 bales of cotton, would liko to be prepared for some fun ns soon as school days are over. Yon need not write unless you are handsome, for 1 will not marry an ugly man. Now, boys, if you write, and send stamp and' your picture and this 'ad,' yon will either get it back or a nice letter from a pretty Kuinhern girl. Come, come, come, the summer now is here. "A farmer who does.not use tobacco, liquor or gamble desires correspondence with pretty ladies of neat form, good disposition, good housekeepers, •rood singers and religiously inclined. Presbyterians preferred. "Well, gents, why not try on a* little brunette, of o glitoen sparkling' summers? Would liko to correspond wilh a number of young gentlemen and receive •some nice Imiors. Now, bovs. please put in your best licks and- wr'ito and lind out all about me. Every one that; writes and sends a stamp- will truly receive a prompt reply. The lirst will receive u photo nt ••m'fse'IfT My object i.s matrimony. Write soon; papa don't care. "Look here, boys! Here is your .chance. Iain a jolly little postmistress. having a very 'good education; height live fuel and weight 107 pounds; I have a. fair complexion, liL'jit blue 'eyes and light hair. 1 wish ti>. correspond with several young gentlemen of good character and sonic liuians. between thu ages of; eiurhteou ambtwuuty- six. "Here, boys, I am your hollyhock! Am twenty years old, woiglft 118 pounds, dark luii-r and eyes, form p erred:, good-lookinir as most of girls and am in for fun. Will answer nil letters containing stamp. "Hero you an;, boys! A little Michigan beauty, raven black hair, pearly teolh, rosy, kissabln two lip.-v, Velins- iike Ihruro and ihe temper of. an angol when 1 have my own way. For further parlienla'rs apply at hoad- quarters. Wrilii one. wriiii all." LAKE DWELLERS IN AFRICA. iiKamls nrilliiclcswliii UnnrTlinlr Hut* Illl 1'ilcS III Mill )>l'llli:int WHilTS, correspondent tijinntfitoi; tho three crosses carried in thu Via Dolorosn Bc'ono aro so heavy that no one but a very strong man could carry them; but it seems natural to llio players that the same cross lliat is to bo iiiscd in tlie crucilixion scene should be carried, if carried it can bo. So also there is no aiiompt made to make tho crown of thorns easy to tho wearer, "Aro you not very tired after the play?" one of us said to Muyr. "Pretty wull, but one doesn't think about that," was the answer. It is without the slightest sense of incongruity that tho players put themselves back", the men into llioir not very woil-liuiug coats and trousers, and the girls into their cotton bodices and stuff skirts. The Madonna goes to her father's oillco and there adjudges lodgings and tickets; St. Peter sits at his window carving schniizen; Pilate's attendant, who is also Tobias' angul, and has four other parts besides, goes lo his carpenter's bench; iho Apiullo Simon opens the cow house door lo the gentle little cream-colored cows who have brought thomslvos homo from milking, nud "caresses them before they foliovv him to iie milked; while Muyr"appears to be nt the book and call of any one who needs 1dm, and to feel it impossible, ever (9 refuse a possible Much at font ion w»s recently called to the region around Kotonon" on thu Gulf of Guinea, near which place several hundred of tho women warriors of thu King of Dahomey were killed in battle by lliu French troops. Ono of tho most inlero.sting features of this region is thu largo unlive villages and towns Unit have been built in the water. Tho inhabitants many years ago took this moans of trying lo escape from tho terrible raids of the King of Dahomey. Many hundreds of people were actually driven by tho powerful King into tho water. It happens that the Dnhominns are very superstitious about traveling in canoes or crossing streams, ami tho fugitives took udvnn™ Inge of I his fact to" secure, protection for themselves. On any good map one may BOO the '•Dunham waters" near Kotonon. This is the homo of those lake dwellers. The towns have each a population of from 200 or 800 souls to as many thousands. Physically the people are lino and healthy specimens of Africans, and as a rule they nro free from disease. Gov. Moloney of Lagos says the houses aro built upon piles or straight brunches of hard wood three toliix inches in diameter. They aro driven into tho bottom of the lake. The upper ends are secured by cross pieces, on which aro hid a bamboo flooring, two-thirds or one-half of which is covl ered iu by a house. The uprights oj j the house are Used u'rst and secured !,„.„... tl)p pisiform, to (He supuortiuw Courtship. In certain parts of Holland, when a ynnnir man thinks he, has found his nllinity, it is customary for him to nsk for a match to light his ol'_ r nr a(; tliO' door of the beloved one's house. This little siiblerfu^a is intended to arouse the parents ,,f ij,,. u-irl lo Iho fact that something is in the wind. If the second call with a similar object is made soon after, no doubt is left of the young man's intentions, and iho parents proceed to in vest! gate tho young man's ehnraeier aiid° antecedents with a view of ascertaining his' eligibility ns n member of tho family. When he. calls a third time, always for a match to light hisci*_';ir. thev are-prepared lo give him an nnsxver." _ If his suit is regarded wilh favor ha Js pohlolv requested ro slop inside, for tlio lirst liniD and i.s served with a li"lit. If h'.i i.s not accepted ho i.s refused a light and tho door is shut in his fiee without, further ceremony. But, having prepared for this con"liii"-uii( T n, Q downcast suitor will iu ,,n probability light his weed with a match from his ov,n box and walk away mushi" on the transitory u.-, u ,ru of nil earthly things When thu accepted suitor is invited to enter the house' hu -is a manor of course, informs the parents which nt iheir daughters has captivated his 1,-inc.y. l When this is settled Ihe young ,uaa steps orward and U.ey ' joi,H wn ,l«. While iho engagement i.s by no n sullied fact, oven at thi*' l, 11|JOl . sage, yol it is stated as a truth that when, on t ,„ occasion of thu vou,,.' man's third visit, | lis i>mv: ^ - ±oH*diM U n S ' CO ! Ul ci S ar - whicl > >«e binokeil m 11,011- |,,,,, so t , Uieut has never been caneolod. " _ / An jV't oh; When J.-i 400 years it. o him moved to Sorn Catrine, whuro, by was historical relio has _ .u.-u.v.S^llS^S- wo years ago. u luu.dsomu black ,,1- l".TlUtt^.B?i«H# SOU,

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