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THE UPPER DES MOINE8, ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 1891. ^GONA, IOWA. WIIIK rope in inumcfurers say that tho dread of insncU and infection in ordinary rope has banished the latter almost entirely from the household in favor of their own production. TIIKHB are 45,000 convicts in tho prisons of this country, and only 4 per cent, of that number aro wonion. And yot it is a nation of 02,000,000 people. TUB Tennessee senate bus paused a bill giving every confederate and union soldier, not otherwise pensioner!, 825 n month, provided ho lost both arms or both legs while itiRcrvice. LATEST NEWS CONDENSED, GENERAL NOTES. Tun Chiongo airship lias raised the wind very successfully, if il, 1m true that its inventor has induced capital to tho atnount, of 820,000,000 to back him. llilii- orto, however, the wind 1ms not raised the airship to imy remarkable extent. Wn.MAst of Germany made a ttpcc,t;iclo of himself ut tho last ]mblio banquet by getting very drunk. This IH a purl, of the "divino right." Tho plciifli lire of it if) enhanced by tlio fnct Unit tho subject bus no right to criticise his sovereign liege. MONTANA IH tho only Htnto in tho west that has no luw regulating tho gathering up of sl.niy horses. The somite committ.oo on stock-raising has introduced a bill which in fnir to (ill, but which will prevent tho univerKal criino of horse Btoiiliug, •which is curried on under tho guiso of. "taking «j) strays" by persons KO inclined. This bill should bo passed without delay. DUN'H weekly Inido review IH, on tho wholo, rather encouraging than otherwise. Ono oC tho chief movements of interest to tho financial world is tho withdrawal of loans by eastern parties from Kansas and other w'ostcr'n states. Capital lias boon very sensitive since last November and takes fright; unduly. Tins element llurino is of great intercut to chemists, as it is tho most powerful solvent known. Hitherto it has linen found in nature only in a state of combination, and has boon isolated with tho greatest difficulty,' but two Froncli investigators have lately obtained evidence of its 'existence in u 1'roo state in fluorspar. PUAOIS is the great desideratum of every European nation but, they watch each other closely mill goon getting ready for war just the same, Italy, aided morally and financially by Germany, is fortifying and improving her arms. All this friendliness hns attracted attention from Austria, whoso monarch has accordingly notified King Humbert that ho is coming to make a visit real soon. TITK use of iron in the construction of tho walls of dwelling houses has hitherto boon unknown in Merlin, Germany, small structures, such as kiosks, built up of corrugated sheets, or temporary buildings of iron iWid glass, being tho only purposes to 'wh'oh the metal has yot been applied in this connection. A now departure is, however, being made by a Berlin builder, who is constructing five residences) of. throe stories each, tho walls of which are formed of iron plates and tho floors of iron girders. Tho plates nro lined insido with wood, but in other rospocU tho usual building materials are dispensed with. It is claimed for this stylo of building that greater security against fire is obtained, with mwsal resistance to tho destructive influences of the weather. MAKING CITI/KTVS OK 111U1IMC\VS JPIIOM KtJliOl'K. Not only in tho amount of the fund given by Huron Hirsch for tho'bone lit o: Hebrew immigrants in this country note- worthly, but tho purposes to which it is to bo applied are equally HO. This 82,500,000 which is to be administrated by such mei as Jesse Scligmun, Oscar S. S'nmss, Mcyoi Sul/Aiorgor and others of equal prominence is to be devoted primarily Id making thes< immigrants tit for eiti/anship in the Unit ed Status. As little as possible is to bi, used in charity, but us much as possible for tho education of those people and thoii children, and for fitting them for self-sup port. Ilusbian and Roumanian immigrant!; are toinivo the preference, and they are k be taught the English language, funishei with the noc'Msary tools and laughi handicrafts and agriculture, ii schools and shops, and upon Farms, uftei improved methods; ur.d they arc also to b( "instructed in the duties and obligation: of lite and citizenship in tho Unilo( States." it is wisely provided that ul relief shall bo incidental, and only in cases of helplessness shall uucon.Utioiml eharit) be administered. There have In'eu soinu 4,000 a month of Hebrew immigrants of this class arriving in New York lately, most of them nearly destitute and all ignorant of our language and customs. They have ciowded into (hi 1 Ifiiowont- houses already occupied by earlier immigrants of their nice, and added i;o much more to the poverty and squalor of the metropolis. Tho trustee's of tho fund are now mobting these people on arrival, pro- riding work for many and sending many into the west a:id south. Soon a colony will be founded in tlus country where factories and schools Aiil bo erected with comfortable homes, and tho odu"utional plan of Baron Hirsch put in operation. ALAIIASTEH has been discovered at Canon City, Colo. GOLD has boon bund in Drown county, fnd. A riKAvv vein of pilvcr has been discovered in Clark county, Indiana. Gnv. HOVKT l.us appointed John I). Miller to the vacancy on the Ind. supreme bench. CATT. CIIAS. TIIOSIAH, U. S. N., retired, died Monday. TKN thousiind settlers have moved into the Cherokee strip. DwKi/rr D(CKKKSON, of CbicMgo, upon whom was recently unified skin from 200 other Sir Knights, died. Moms coke operatives in the Connols- villc region have struck, mid about 14,000 men aro out, THK remains of a petrified giant with legs eight foot long arc reported to have been found in Montana. LIRUT. MASON II. SIIOTUI,DT will go to Africa in tho interest of the world's "fair, tnd he will bring back if possiblo a fain- ly of the pigmies from tho equatorial !orcst. KVKIIY gambling house in New York iniH been closed by tin order from the po- liico headquarters. IT is stated that Churles 15. Coon of Now ; York will bo appointed assistant secretary :>f tho treiisiiry. Tins Ohio river is already near the lunger point at both Cincinnati and Pitts- jurg and is still rising. A. disastrous l(io<! is feared. Tins world's fair directory has decided o ubondon the Lake Front IH a silo for my of their buildings. Tun Standard Oil company hns swallow- d another of its Ohio competitors, the loyser Oil company. The price ptiid was "U.'GOO.OOO. A in MI providing for uniform text, books n tho public schools ami prohibiting changes oftcnoiM.hun once in live years vis introduced in tho Illinois legislature Monday VABHAH co M.HCI is trustees have settled ,ho snito brought by tho heirs of John iiiy Vussur to contest tho bD.moit of S700, )00 to tho college. The trustees agree to >ay 8150,000 to tho hoirs. Tins burial of Gen. Sherman took place it'St. Louis on the 21st in tho presence of a list concourse of people who had gathered 0 do honor to tho memory of the great loldicr. COUNHUL hns been retained by heirs of General Fremont to press their claim to Jird Island in San Francisco Buy, now leld by tho government and valued at 810,000,000. GOVICKNOH TIii,i; him declined to honor 1 requisition from Governor Bnlkoley, of "-onnectiout, refusing to recognize the later as thp lawful governor of the Nutmeg state. OTiin grip has taken possession of Fort Logan, in Denver, and is playing havoc with the soldiers. Eighty are in the hos- pitnl and four deaths have ocoured this week from tho disease. Miw, T. P. CAPKH.BY, of Omaha, has 'ooeivpd notice that she is the solo heiress of 825,000,00 left by her father, who died in lilriglund without making a will. Tho .'athor had threatened to disinherit her because she married against his wishes. FOREIGN. to FHKPMUIOK wiis asked iunlc-11 her departure from Pnris. Tluo recent fire in the czar's Jpaltice at St Petersburg created a panic. Tins failure of Prior, Wot.ton Si, Co., lumber merchants of London, is un- lounced, with liabilities of £890,000. A SOCIETY has been formed in Gormany for the suppression of usury throughout the empire. SKVKKE cold weather and snows aro causing much suffering throughout Italy. AlAiimAm former y Italian minister of finance, died Saturday at Homo. PATHIOK KAWAN, who has been in prison in London since 1853 for killing his wife, bus just been released. Tuooi-s have boon ordered out at Belgium to suppress popular demonstrations in favor of. universal suffrage, Kovi'TiAN troops won a battle from tho forces of Oseumn Uigniu at Tokur on February 19, Ono thousand soldiers lost theii live-i, CouxT HYI.ANT, the German statesman diplomat! 1 , died in Vienna Saturday oJ heart disease. A msi'ATim from Rangoon states thai fifty insurgents were killed in a light or the frontier of Wnntho, in India, Two hundred women and childrei were ruthlessly killed by the robe soldiery at 1 tor they gained possession 01 lqnio,no, Chilli. IN Iho legislative election at Hamilton. Out., J. W. Gibson, liberal, was successful over Thomas Stir.son, tovy, and tlu advocates of reciprocity are jubilant, as this is taken as indicative of the domiuior elect ion. LOUD SAI.ISUUHY has bi'trun against William O'Brien a suit for X,\ ,700 in tlu Court of liiinkruptcy, by which he hopo.i to deprive tho Irish loader of tho right U sit in parliament on his release fron prison. O.MO of tin) Grotit ICii.stern .railway com pnny's channel mail steamers Sulunlnj collided with ami sank the sti'iimel "Queen" of the .North Sen. Tho crew oi the latter drowned. Tino Norwegian minislry has resiguet in consequence of the storthing adopting a vote censuring the government's diplomatic arrangements. Juur.ul'Yr/.AMics STIOIMUCNS, of London whose unjudiciiil \>\ isecntion of Mrs. May brick caused muni comment, is becoming insane and will be removed from tlie bench CA in.us from liio Janeiro say tho con stituent assembly of Krnzil voted on tin final draft of tho constitution Monday an adopted it amid great enthusiasm. Tin. document was promulgated Tuesday. GKNIOIIAI. DA FONBKCA, who has bow the provincial president of l?ra//L since tho overthrow of the monarchy, was- on Thursday formally elected to tho jire.si- doney of the republic by tho Bra/.illiun congress. pisi'ATruiis from liio Janurio say Unit illt'iiirs aro again disturbwl there and that 1'iesidei't Do Fouscca and the government uu: at variunco. The troops are held in barvrcks in readiness to suppress any actual outbreak mid no vessels aro allowed to leave the harbor of llio after 10 o'clock at night. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. Fmi-: in Knnsis City caused a loss of 8225,000. Tin-: town of Fennvillo, Mich., was nearly destroyed by fire Wednesday night. FIVK laborers from Chicago were lont in a fnowsfovrn near Culbank, Mont., and were frozen to death. Tin-; lumber exchange, Edison builrlirig, and other buildings at Minneapolis v/ero burnt d Wednesday night, causing a loss of £500,000. Foun persons were killed and thirty injured by a wreck on the Pan-Handle road near lliigerstown, tnd., Wednesday. Tin-; loss of life by the explosion in the Spring Hill. N. S., mines Saturday is now placed at 117. A COITNO stone fell from St. John's Catholic church, Chicago, Tuesday morning, killing Frank Moss, a lad 12 years of age. Tine floods of the Missouri river undermined and carried away a^ipuso in which a family of five were living. All were drowned. A utHABTiious firo in a Brooklyn, N. Y., tenement house Saturday night resulted in tho death ol six persons. AN explosion occurred in tho East Slope coal minus Saturday afternoon. Twentynine bodies have already been recovered. It is feared that seventy men and boys are deiid. Two ciniiUitiiN were scalded to death by tho overturning of a tub of hot water, near Paris, Ind., Saturday morning. It. WIT/P, a teamster, mid a leg brokon Wednesday morning whilo working near tho foundation of tho IJuuderob & Chase factory. Rivniisinio, a suburb of. Parkersburg, W. Va., having 1,000 inhabitants, was entirely swept away by the flood in tho Ohio valley. Fortunately no lives were lost. W'ATjTKiiDiB, aged seventeen years was killed by lightning Tuesday evening while standing in his father's burn yard, live miles south of Vandulia, Mo. A DiwrnocTiVK tornado visited tho region neur JelTersonville, Ind., early Wednesday morning. Tho greatest damage was done at Uliiea, where many dwellings and business buildings were demolished. AT Eddyvillo, fa., a Rock island freight crashed into tho rear car of tho special, wrecking the engine. Engineer Damp was killed. PKTEII IIKLLCIHISEN, of Minneapolis, who shot, Christine Peterson some three veeks ago, was arrested on tho 19th list, at Kingston, Minn., where he had roprosetod himself as a preacher and was lolding a revival. STEVK KIHIJY, a wealthy farmer of Alto ownship, Illinois, lost all his farm build- ngs by lire Monday night, including his louso, barn, corn cribs and all outlmiki- ngs. The loss is about ten thousand dol- ars. This is his second misfortune of the dud in four years. CRIME. PA THICK Suu.tvAN, a murderer, wns ynched at Salidu, Col. MANIC TUACY was killed in a prize fight icar Columbus, 0. i'liu ox-county treasurer of Ashland, Wis., was found to bo §5,000 short. CHAHLTCS FOHU was on Thursday pcn- x'nced to bo hanged March 21, at Ottawa, 111. ';, ONH Italian stabbed another with fata 'esult, at Shell Luke, Wis. IN a street nlt'ray at Columbus; 0., Tuesday two men were killed and several wounded. AT Atoka, I. T., Monday, George A. Pate shot and instantly killed Elijah Anderson. RoisiSBT STRICKLAND, postmaster at Floodwood, Minn., shotand fatally wounded John K. Darby during an altercation in the postoflice Saturday night. A burglar arrested Tuesday night in Milwaukee had in his possession a Chicago polico uniform, including regulation star, nippers and whistle. THE unknown suicide at Royal Center, Ind , has been identified as \Villiam Pugh, an extensive mine-owner of Colorado. JUDOK STIFF, of Ottawa, has refused to grunt a new trial to Charles Ford, who is under sentence of death for the murder ot David Moore. TIIK Wolls-Fargo express building and several adjoining houses a Kansas City, were burned Saturday night, causing a loss of 8225,000. Aii'TKU being eighteen days entombed in the darkness of the ill-fated slope No. 1 at Jnnesvillo, Pa., Monday, five of tho victims of '.lie terrible disaster were found alive. IJo'-v they survived is a miraclo. GOVKHNSIKNT Iroops in a province of the Argentine Republic are ongaged in a riot, EowAim J. BUTTON, the _Milwaukee burglar who hud u Chicago police uniform in his possession which he had stolen, will be taken to Chicago for trial. 0. K. PAXTON, convicted of conspiracy in the White Springs, Florida, postoflico c-,ise, bus been sentenced to pay a fine of 81,000 and costs. So says a dispatch from Jacksonville, Flu. JOHN L. SUM.IVAN, the ex-pugilist, be- cume obstreperous in the Georgia railroad couch near Athens and was whipped into good behavior by one Townsond, a train- hand whom Sullivan iui'iidted. W. J. Ei.MOT and A. 0. Osborn, two newspaper writers, hud_u battle with pis- dils on a public street in Cincinnati Monday nftornoon. Osborn wus fatally shot, one bystander was kilted and several innocent persons word injured. Miss MAY HANI,KY, of Chicago, went home Wednesday and found her drunken father and brother lighting. The brother drew a knife and rushed at Hie father. The girl rushed in and tried to prevent the Iragvdy, receiving a fatal stub. The brother and father have been arrested. DAVK SKVIU.IO, of Nclsouyille. 0,, and Arthur Majesty, of Toledo, fought at Nelsonville lust Tuesday night. "When time was culled for the 19th ro :ud Majesty who hud been getting tho worst of it, came forward and said: "1 can't see—hit me if you \vtintto." Whereupon Seville smashed him i» the jaw breaking his neck. Seville and Tom Macey, one of his seconds aro under arrest. house at ( Washington h..-ld two _ regnlai se^siom in one day, and a question will be raised as to the legality of legislation accomplished at the second sitting. TIIK silver pool committee resumed its session Tuesday. Senator Jones (Nev) said he wns not - personally interested in silver speculation during the present congress and knew nothing whatever of any silver pool combination or organization. He was well acquainted with all the silver men, and sure if there had been a pool he would have known of it. THE silver pool committo at Washington reports that they are unable to find any evidence to connect members of congress with silver speculation. • NEITHER the president nor U. S. Treasurer Huston will confirm or deny the report that United Statw? Treasurer Huston has tendered his resignation. AMONG'the nominations sent to the Bcnalo by President Harrison recently were as follows: John A. Anderson of Kansas, consul general at Cairo, Egypt; Truxton Beale, of California, minister to Persia; JJern.ud G. 'Fairer, of Missouri, assistant U. S. treasurer at ' St. Louis; James V. Long, of Pennsylvania, United Stales consul to Florence. A GKUMAX JOKK. Acronnutln Might of llio Ftit liitiidlord of •MieAVhlte UoMoIiiti. A balloon ascension without parallel in German aeronautics took place near Stockerau recently. The day before Joseph Strobschneider, aeronaut and rope-walker, had announced that he and Curl Pram per, tho landlord of the village tavern "the White Rose," would ascend on the following afternoon. Now anyone knew that Strohschneider rode only on a trapeze in all his ascents, and that Pr.-unper was not an export on his apparatus. Moreover, Prnmper was thick-sot and had a family. The recklessness of the undertaking was so apparent that tho police were at once appealed to by Pram per s wife and friends and he was officially forbidden to make the ascent. The police failed, however, to take measures to enforce his order and so >,lio next clay Pram per appeared with Strohschnei- der on Hie platform before the assembled population of tho district miles ' around, who had heard of the daring feat promised by the aeronaut and the "White Rose" landlord. As the balloon was being filled a great hue and cry was raised against Prnmpor's asceut and the crowd evidentially became so turbulent in its demonstrations that Strohschneidei had to make haste to escape being mobbed. Only Pramper was cool. When the balloon wus ready ho retired to a lean-to, reappeared a minute later in aeronaut's continue and then with white face and shaking limbs, shot up on the trnpeze with Strohschneider. There was shouts of execration, Mrs. Pramper and her two daughters fainted, and every one else watched in horrified suspense tho soaring \baloon. It slipped away toward Leizsrdorf. The crowd pushed madly along under it, running riding, driving, and all shouting vainly for Strohschneider to descend, for fraiuper was sei-n to be losing his courage, and his legs and arms wre dangling over the ropes of bia perch. Half-way between Stockerau and Leitzersdorf the hurrying crowd could see that Pramper and Strohschneider were quarreling. The gesture of the aeronaut became more violent, till he evidently struck his companion ii blow in the fiice and toppled him from the trapeze. The figure of. the landlord came whirling down. The crowd gave one great groan of horror find then was still. When his body struck, all except the fainting women hurried to the spot. The mutilated, bleeding, and almost unrecognizable remains of Pramper were not there—only_ a cleverly made effigy of him, dressed in his eyery-day clothes. Strohschnoider had stripped the landlord to clothe the effigy in the little lean-to at Stockerau, and the portly landlord, instead of having er.clured all the honois of an aerirllife and death fight, was sitting in his underclothes in Strohschneider's draughty dresssing-room anxiously awaiting the proper return of his proper garments. THE GERMAN EAST AFRICA Embraces an Immense and Fertile Territory Witli a Remarkably Wood Location. nrmfl, however, had won a victory meanwhile, and inspired the Arabs, with- wholesome respect for the German flanL This, in any event has smoothed the r«M for Emin in his new expedition, .inat nil is not an easy one is taught by this superficial view from the past of this central ent- repot of the international trade. WASHINGTON. Tun nomimiUou of Charles Foster us secretary of the treasury wus confirmed by Iho United Status senate Tuesday. SHNATOH K. K. WILSON, of Maryland, who has been indisposed for several days, died suddenly Tuesday evening in Washington. Foil the first time in its history tho SOMK OLD FASHIONS. It IH Well to Kctuin liettiiii IclmiH- ISuscd Upon tll<) Gulileu Killo. Louisville Coiu-iiT-Joimml, There are some old fashions which we should never willingly see fall into disuse E/ory one is so e'iger to ''get on," without knowing just whero they are going, that we have no lime to observe the little courtesies of life, which nre so charming when we see them practiced by our gran- molhers and tlioir contemporaries. Tho hurry of business has invaded social eiicles, and has been accompanied by a brisquoness of manner that entirely disregards tho feelings of others. For wit we have substituted rudeness, which has nothing in common with wit except the ele- nievit of the unexpected. Wo make a conflict of all_ our social intercourse, and arc more anxious to say or do something that will hurt one's feelings or cover one with ombarussment, than to say a pleasant thing that has not enough point to it to excite remark or win applause. Tho success of a witticism is so instantaneous it is so spontaneous and uncounted that it is demoralizing, feeding our vanity and stimulating our invention without informing our judgment Other labors us gooil must wait for recognition, but wit, however light— or heavy — has its immediate reward. _ In the days of our, graumotliers they took life more leisnrly, more easily, and were not in a hurry even for tho laugh. They dwelt more on the pleasant things of life, studied it>ore the pleasure and comfort of their kinsfolk and acquuntanr.es, and this mere practice of a virtue as tho fashion of the day shed abroad in the heart a kindliness_und a grace for which we have nothing in modern times to correspond. One hus only to meet for a moment one of these old ladies to note the serenity, the thoughtful consideration, the almost formal respect, not for the feelings alone, but for the mere opinions of every one present. It is well to have a grandmother in the house, it for no other purpose than to teach tho young how to behave toward one another; to show them by precept and example the woi'thlessness of any pleasure purchased at tho cost of pain to others. It is un old, old fashion, practiced among the "best people" for 1,800 years, of doing unto others us we would have them do unto us. It is this golden rule cm which at lust rests all good manners. U TO HIS HOOM. Merchandise and Exchangeable Commodities are. Carried by the Negroes Upon Their Heads. The, Arab Settlement at TubiM and the Luxuries Enjoyed by the Natives. Somilor AlulthnwH of Illinos, Will Not l!o Out for A Ifow Days. UnuAN, 111., Feb. 24.— State Senator Matthews is suffering with bronchial fever with a tei.donsy toward inflammatory rheumatism. His physician forbids his return to Springfield tomorrow, but thinks he may be able to return in a few days. Tho boundaries of German East Africa are at length definitively established. Our oriental African colony is an immense stretch of land, about twice the area of the German empire, and it ha« a peculiarly favored location. Tho coasfs, with its important marts, Bugainoyo, Dares-Salaam, etc.. form its eastern boundary. In the north the green slope of the snow-covered peaks of Kiliimmdsharo entire} 139 its territory and rests upon the splendid waters of the Victoria Nyunza, which the Arabs call the. "sea." From time immemorial this region has been traversed by the principal highways of tho midland African trade, over which are transported to Zanzibar the ivory of the territory lying around the Victoria and Tanganyika Likes. Hero aro situated the chief stations or halting places of the Arabs on the broad thoroughfare to the Congo. Commercial intercourse extends from the coast as far as Nyangwe, arid thence fur out,. attaining in Upancla and Unyoro, oven tho co.'onies of the lOmpiro of the Mahdit. The caravans of the traders will not bo diverted easily from their accustomed channels, or diverge into now highways of in f orcoursc; and the colonial enterprises of the German race must henceforth animate tho old thoroughfares of commerca ^jiuin has now reached his goal. Ho will make sure of the commercial avenues through Tabora to Victoria Nyanza, and establish a station on tho shores of tho lake itself, which will thus become a focus of civilization. Westward from tho Mup- wupa to the distance, perhaps, of two days' march, is a wilderness called in English "bitter-water." from tho springs and wells of this region possessing a rough, impalpable taste. After filling one's canteens, etc., with drinking water, the traveler hurries forward by rapid marches; the caravans proceed on their journey in serried ranks and with loaded weapons, for the Mussai threatens an attack from the north, and Marori from the south and other points, on the smaller caravans and laggards. Sunh attacks are of frequent occurrence, and tho sable brigands disappear in the obscurity of the night, and are rarely, if ever captured. On tbe other side of the Marengu Makili, Ugogo lies extended before the traveler, "the most unsightly, the poorest, most inhospitable of countries that I became acquainted with in Africa," as Wismnann characterizes it. A steppe landscape lies outstretched before us. A few stunted trees, a greater quantity of thorny undergrowth, with a sparse und slender grass, springs from the sandy soil. The few springs of watar dol ting-Jthe wastes, otherwise devoid of water, aro occupied by armed natives, and the thirsty caravans are compelled to pay for every bowl of water they consume. The traveler meets on all sides with the "tembo," a peculiar kind of hut. builtusu- ally in the shape of a quadrangle. Inside of these the flocks are herded at night, the fowls perch overhead, while the gouts share svith the owner the occupancy of the hut. The latter ere usually disgustingly filthy and teem with vermin. They are probably (.be most comfortless habitatians that human ingenuity hus ev-3r devised. Cut after a few days the wayfarer reaches a country in •which cultivated fields de- iigbt the eye: he cresses the 'Land of the Moon," and approaches a convolution of Fast African caravan roads, a chief settlement of the Arabs bearing 1 the familiar name of Tabora. It is a post station, where so-called horses are changed. In East Africa, however, man is stilt the only beast of burc'en; all the merchandise, exchangeable commodities of every kind, the negroes have to carry on their heads; but 'the carriers from the coast, as a rule, go only to Tabora. Here fresh ones must be hired, and the caravans newly constituted. The Arabs have occupied this locality for a considerable time. Their warehouses are always well filled, and the traveler can hero obtain everything he may require for barter or exchange, such as cloth, beads, wire, powder and balls, spices or drugs. The pliun upon which the colony stands is leafless, it is true, but fertile. Rice is everywhere cultivated; sweet potatoes, yams, maize, millet and field peas are everywhere abundant, Even wheat and barley are produced around the huts of the Arabs, arid in front of these dwellings oranges, lemons and melons flourish, while in the vegetable gardens, garlic, cucumbers, tomatoes and other esculents are cultivated, Around Tabora there tire extensive meadows which aro enlivened by herds of cattle and goats so that milk, butter and cheese are always easily obtainable in Tabora. But the guest of the Arabs can bore re vel , too, on other 1 luxuries. "At least onco a year," writes Stanley, m his charm ing description of life in Utijuuijembe, "their slaves bring them from the coast stores Jof tea, coffee, sugar, spices, preserves, wino, brandy, sardines, fine cloth; indeed every thing they require for their personal use. Almost avery Arab of standing can exhibit a wealth of Persian carpets, luxurious beds, services of tea and coffee, etc. They almost all have watches and chains ef gold, others of. less precious metal. In short the Arabs here live as in the great cities, and have their harems with their dusky beauties. The field in which the missionaries worked i_s not particularly favorable to tho promotion of their object. The Catholic mission at Taboka when Wissmann visited it was. however, in u flourshing condition and it possessed ex tensive gardens, plantations and herds of cattle. Here Wissmann reveled in the luxury of the first wheaten bread eaten in Contra l ! Afrioa. The task of Iho civilization of Africa was begun. I The African societies hud determined to j establish stations in the territory and scientific men pass through Toboru on their way to Tanganyika, among whom were a few Germuus—the inlreoid Reichard, Dr. Kaiser and Dr. Bonn. They meet at the time with this experience, that, the Arabs, while manifesting ostensibly friendly ^dispositions, were secretly preparing difficulties of every kind. From year to year things grow worse, until, upon the coast, it camo to open hostilities, which did not fail to react upon the interior. German The Foolishness of Pride. Harper'c Bnznr. It is astonishing how many things people find to build their pride upon: nationality, us tho Jew; citizenship, as the Bos- toman; a large house; an extra servant; a wealthy or distinguished relative; an old name;" a frequent printed one; a little prosperity; a big adversity; the empty air itself. ,, ., "He is the proudest man in town, said one citizen to another. "What is-he proud of? Is he wealth- thy?" "No." "High-born?" "No." "Handsome?" "Why, no. There is nothing in particular,-see. He is just proud." In this, as in everything else, one touch of nature makes the whole world kin." Milord, wrapped away _ in his grandeur, has a devout if coniical imitator in the valet who struts after him with t haughtiness tenfold greater than his own. How milady, meting out, with exquisite tact, her smiles and her condescension, would shudder to behold the parody on herself in the first floor of that tall menj?re house near Golden Square, where Mrs. Kenwigs is in the delightful act of engaging French lessons for her little fnriiily. " 'And when you go out in the streets or elsewhere, I desire that you don't boast of j it to other childuen,' said Mrs Kenwigs>M 'and that if you must say anything about v it, you Mi't say no more than, "We've got a private master conies to teach us at home, but we ain't proud, because ma says it's sinful." Do you hear, Mor- leenaV" - ' Perhaps eccentricities of prido show themselves most in the country There every man's house is emplhaically.his castle, and independence reaches its acme. Any peculiar advantage takes on for i-s possessor vast proportions, Glibness of tongue, a little learning, make one man an autocrat, A little money— a very little- makes many another an overweening aristocrat. The proudest family we ever knew was in a tiny country village. The grandfather had been a wild, swearing blacksmith. But his sou had been left with means sufficient to provide a pretty little homo for wife and daughters. Through whatever occult mental processess, these people built thpmselves up in tbe belief that it was theirs to dominate the place. And liaving great energy and ' insolence, they accomplished their purpose. Woe betido the unlucky wight who ventured to question their supremacy. We wonder whether there is not more than one little village having such a tale of woe to tell. "Poor but proud" is an old, oft-repeated tale, To the student of life it is start- I ing to see with what absurd devices men fence themselves away frDiu their fellows. But- the spectacle becomes grim when out of loneliness, out of bitter need, they still cry persistently, as though their very life were in it: "In the name of all that is sacred, come not nigh me! I tell thee, I am better than thoii!" WANTED TO KXCHASGE. of a Womim Whose Do« was not Allowed a Sv:ut in tho Car. A solid, sensible-looking woman, who was bound east, entered the bag-gage-room of the Third street depot leading a clog and risked: "Can this dog go on the cur with me?" "No. ma'am." • "Has. he got to go in the baggage- car?" "Yes'm." "Is it extra?" •'Fifty cents." "Well, it's a shame!" "Yes'm; but it's the rule." She walked about for five minutes, the dog smelling at her heels, and. then returned to cay : "There are three of us— myself, tho dog and my husband." . ''Yes." "If my husband went in the baggage- car couldn't the dog ride in the seat with me?" She managed to choke down hor indignation when told that no such change could be affected, but later on in the waiting-room she was giving hor husband fits, and it was probably because he was satisfied. with the rule of the road . The Soap that Cleans Most is Lenox, Givoa immediato relief. It is holioved to be the Beat AWT-llMi Kerned; known to humanity, Send for tt trlul uuuku B9 PEEK. Sold by firu;;gistii. Setxt by uiu.ll, jpoal-puid, for $1 per Bo*. Addrosa THOS. jPOfr-

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