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American Catholic Tribune (Newspaper) - April 23, 1892, Cincinnati, Ohio rican rin OntlMl mUM. ArefcMrtf tl ■iHImi, ■<.. t>* ■ot AfnMHto» tl WmHhM. —4 miiHHili. »t Mtm. mtkapa tl Otwmttam, «>., 01—>—. 0.,    ?■..    BH..    WDidnH*.    IHI. VOL VII.CINCINNATI SATURDAY. APRIL 23 18S2. NO 7 OR THE COLOREu MISSIONS Fatnar Slattery Civea the Quallfl-cations Neetled by a Student for the Work. licv. .T. K- S; itler^’,» f .íu^e¡»hV >**ni nary ii.'l Kpi)>haitv A}K*gtoiic C‘ 1 t-j»-. I^»al iuit^re, Ma''ylan«l, ha*»    circular    Hilioh Th* K|'i|-n*ity Apontolic C ult?;je I* iLt cla-'.i ai aiui }*reparat.irv 'it— l^arin eiit ■ f .'^t JcM*€|>b :* .'v-rainary I r the C"l r' i Miüaiori'*. Ii^ pnr-I- impiini in iiH name, !'i*r it vaiU~ti El'ipliitiV, in order u* cora -ale the «ailing «.f the (ientileji I’» the t hurch; ar#*l ApOf*t«»lic !>♦•-vau-ir- in ilaim « at de\cl pine the Apc*«t«'lu lipijit I' ^tudtots. It receiv.áoniy ;*uch Toulh^ a?* feel ihemiH lve» call» d U) N? mi ^ioiiary prie^il*» of Joi^epiri* Society and who gi^e the evidente of a vO' ’•a;.on. The ereaLeni cnre ie beí*t<jwed up-r>n their spiritual formatio ». The virtue* so essential to ap»i9t«»lic men ^re c«ja*tanUy incu ea cd. A tender love ir»r souls, so dear to the Sacred Heart uf Jesus; humility, without which there is no solid virtue; *jbe dien< e.y mt>dclled on that of Jeaua ■t-'hriat. Who pleased not Himself detach me nl from the ihmss of the world, “you are not of the world.” ‘ There i« no novitate, i t the or* dioary sense of the term, but the «-piritiiai training g»>es hand in hand with the spiritual training goes han< in h »nd with the regular college stud ee. Thu- the v«*uog men are made aivauce. like the Chile Jeaus, in grace anil wisdom before liod and men. Applicants should have a sound constitution and favorable pers«»ii.t‘ ap{»earaoce. They should moreover have a love for study and discipline, logelh r with a gooii and truthful character, and a docile an«l cheerful di«positi«»n. Fair talents, gtiod sense and a strone tenacity of pur poee are ind'spenaibie qaalifications. S*o one who is not fairly well grounded in the rudiments of Eng-iish, such as reading, writing, spell* inc. anthmelir and grammar, will be received as a -tudent. Relations with the family: Students ar>e at liberty to correspond with their parents and benefac ors. They may also spend the summer vaca ions with them, provided they receive the rvcu»f*s |»ermi*si*»n; but \hey may not gu home at any other t:me without very s rious cau e and then for as brief a ¡»eriod as jxjssi-ble. Application* f«vr adm'-si«»o to the t olle^e ahould b»- made in writing, tvt-ry applicant i* re.|uire<i to write i. f-ersonal letter' expressing his desire to become a n\j-*ioniry for the Volored Race, giving tlie motive* which prompted the d»*sire, and the tim*- when he began to have It. He *h'i‘iid j-romi«e that if admitted, he W!;. taitbfuily observe th»* ruler* of ' h- ( -lieLTe and rpialify hii i*« lf for * D'.ly i-a!hr _r. He sLuuid al*-*! i-n*:‘in h * agv- b. h'a Ictier, a* hi* I < • :. ** r’i^ approval. In I'lJit -I. ihv abovi- letter, from ■ f-*' j*a**.‘>r i-r c-'iibs*->r <»f the .ipph* ai.t. I»-*:.! \ ing t«i hi- g'*od nr *r d ' ■•nduci aii'i tiine*s for tin a|M«stolic 1* aiuay* required. Kxj** n*»-» I »f u.-atn *n:    Besides ' ipp ying th»'ir ci«»thiuL: and b«»ok*. •^•-U'ients are expected t>. j»ay what th* V «'an l‘*wa»'Js the cxp«-nses of L-jard an«l tuiti*»n. Pan-nts of *tud-ir»* encouraged to give ;i.s much as their mean* will p-rmit. Their zeal vind *elf*sacriiice in this particular '*illl»every agreeable to <»«si and ''nerii«.in«>u* f«:»r themselves. We may heie «ibs» rve that the ' biet *iip|Mirt «,-f the ('ollrLic is The V»>i'»re«i Har\esl p»;b*;-hed annually at-: ■ » eiii*. We think it only reaa-vnable to expect that students and •heir friends shall d«. their l>e»t to cxten«i its circulation. We expect this e*j»ecially in cases wherein the parents and rela ive* of -tudeats are ‘inable to pay all or any «»f the an-'.uai j»ensi«>n. A s,imple copy of the pap»*r, to be had « n app icalion will give ail neeb, 1 information about the *pirit .¿.I bt*nefiir. t.f membership vif th.- C ■-1 red Harvest, an«J the wav to become a /-».!uior. The applicant receiv»-! .«o coming ho the Colk-g* , -b«>uld bring with cim a Certificate nf hi* V>aplisra Application may be atldre^^ii t * t he iieverend Rt-i ior at the ('.jilcge. 1*1 E DOCETE. M«jre I’nan eighteen i;uO'ire«i vcars igo, our Divine L«jrd rent His Ápos» ’..e* t«) preach the Ho ^jel t«» every Teature.“Ite docete,” go an«i teach. That holy mission has been going on ever sine»*. DevoU*d miss -ionaries have penetrated into the nterior of the rao*i hostile countries and, by dint of p»-r=everanee have gained a foot-bold. To-day the atholic missionaries from Belgium are pu*Ling their way in the Congo r roo    One    < li^er has cstab- -ishetJ five stations attende«i by twefve FatberH, ilonseigneur the Bishop ot Ghent has established a stati«>n at Matadi; while the Sisters jf Charity have founded three homes x»r asylums on the Lower Congo. The Jesuit Fathers, always in the v an and the Carthusian Frairs have *c»‘mment ed «-ffective operation. His fc-Tiinence Cardinal I.Avigerie, the modern Ai «jstle of Africa, has es* tahliííhe»! the White Fathers along tbe eastern c*»ast. In all, over one bnr.dred }>riesU, religious and Sis* ter* uf Charity, are now actively engaged in the w«>rk of saving souls on th** Dark Continent. FATHER PHELEN, BOYlEO’REI-LEY AND THE NEGRO. .'^vme years ago the writer was whiling a moment w’ith the patriot poet, in his editora! sanctum, N\ ash*, iiigton street, B«»aton. In the intense fervor and candor of his nature, O'Reiley said to us that to him the Negro is the most interesting being in tbe world, because of his love of colors and of hia own and original conception of their blending.” lie said further that unless jiistioe preva led ere that time there w'ould be an upheaval somewhere when the Negro’s p>Oilic soul began to express It elf in veise. Shortly afterwards, the writer met Father Phelan, the distinguish* ed western editor, in his ofiioe at 6l Louis. In discussing the Negro’s condition, Father Phelan said that unics« the American people deal fairly with the race in this their per-io-1 of transition that the outlook wa* dark indee»i, for when the ar* ti*is OT the race begin to paint pict* urea and tbe poets of the race begin to »ing songs, 8a*i will be the portrayals and bitter the songs. The only hope the Negro has is that the great Catholic Church train his ooa^ science in the spirit of forgiveness for the countless wrongs be has borne. The»e thoughts are called up by the following, which is selfsox-planatory: AFRO-“AMERICA.” HY T. P. HAWLIXOS. At a Mvs Meeting of the Colored Citizens of Chi«'ago, >fsrch 'i7th. they refu*»d to sing the Netional Hymn “America” hence the origin of the following:    ^ Trsi ‘My Coi htky *tis of Thke.” Our comnides ’tts of thee, Tom, Will and Calvin, three, (If thee we ¡-iog; Of thee who plead !>iit died, And tbu» new hopes inspired From every mountain side Tny praives rin-r. 1 ) ir native citizens A thrill of horror eend Int.» our ht*arl<»; By mobbing our dear frieuds, r.-a- bleand hone-it men they did contend Far e>iual rights. Ojt mourning swells the breeze iiile Jowii upon our knees We plead to (jod; wno i« ever nigii. Who heard tbe victim’scjy But sutl'ered them to die Kdled by a mob. We know that thuu art just. And in thee we do trust F««r protection; Oh hear us now, to-day .And guide us on our way To where mobs do not play ."ucb «le^truction. We love these valleys green. The laws we do esteem When they protect; But when they deal unjust, Kven lay us in the dust -\nd burn us at the post We do object. This beautiful Southland Infested by a band Of outlaws brave: Exact humility. And in their revelry But him w’ho w'ould be free, I nto his grave. Our father’s God, to Thee, Author of liberty To thee we bring; Our lives, our hopes, our all. And prostrate ’for thee fall; On thee for help would call. Great God our King. The above .song is taken from the “Blue- Black Southern Outrage,” which is copy-righted, and must not be [irinted except special permission from the author.' iBubecriptions will be received for the above book and orders filled as soon as published (over 100 pages illustrated; at 50c. The Ballad—Afro—“America” Is for sale at 10 cents each or 75 cents per doz.» mailed post-paid. For any of tbe above, address the sole and authorized publisher. T. P. RAWLING3, 130 Bealé Street,    Memphis,    Tenn POPULAR TALKS ON LAW. IlY IV.M. C, .SFAOUE Mercantile Agencies In accordance with the promise in my last article, I sh»!! undertake to say a few w'ords in reference to the liability of merchandise agencies doing a collection business.' In the first place, almost all agencies w'ho do a reporting business also handle collec tions, it seeming to be almost a n ces ary part of their busi* ness and as almost every one, some lime in his business career, is tempted to employ an agency in the collect t’on of h’s claims, a statement with reference to the liability of an agency handling such business, will bu of general interest. In the first place, it may be stated as a general rule, that the liability of an agency is governed by the con* trsct made between the agency and the ow'ner of the claim. In most cases, bow'ever, the contract is merely an implie i contract, no express terms being agreed upon, unless it be as to the rate per cent to be charged by the agency for tbe work it does. Usually a bare receipt is given for the csollection and the lia* hi lily of the agency in some cases, and in all cases where the terms are not defined, is to be det rmined from tbs general law of contracts. By uudertaking to collect au agen Cf does not insure a oollectioo; and early in the history of agencies, it w'a« thought that the taking of a claim for collection was an implied agreement upon the part of the agency to forward it to its local correspondent, and to act merely as a forwarder of the claim and as the agent for the receipt of the money and the turning of it over to the client. That its liability did not ex-lend to the loss of the money by failure of the correspondent to pay it over, and that it was only bound to use ordinary and reasonable diligence in the selection of capable and nonest correspondents and reasonable diligence in following up the of such ramified institutions, we mustconclud- that the public impress^ ion will be that the agency invites customers on tbe every ground of its facilities for making distant collections. It must be presumed from its business connection at remote points and its knowledge of The agents chosen. that the agency intends to under* take the performance of the service which the indiy.dual customer is unable to perform for himself. There is good reason, therefore, to hold that such an agency is liable for coUecV ions m*de by its own agents, when it undertakes the collection by the express terms of ihe receipt.” There was another case arising and decided at Philadelphia in 1870, where the receipt given by the agency read as follows : For collection according to direction, and proceeds when received by us to be paid over to King & Baird. Across the face of this was written thus: N. B.—The owner of the wirhln mentioned rakiiiflc all tiie risks ol maU, the losses by fai ure of agents to remit and al^o the lofses by rea von ot Insurrection or war. By thns limiting their liability, the agency was decided to h iye been relieved of responsibility sought to be charged against it. Otnercasesdeciding that the attorney undertaking the collection of claims, who fails to limit his liability in the receipt or agreement to make the collection, is liable for losses oo* curring through tbe negligencd, etc., of his a^nts, may be found in JPenn-sylvania, Alabama, Indiana, Arkansas Mississippi, and elsewhere. Ln tion of client and TOO MUCH POLITICO. wipi ill, in my next paper, discuss ir the relation of client and attorney in this matter of collections. WORLD’S FAIR NOTES. Applications for space in the Exposition buil lings now aggregate more than 4,0O0,O0O sq lare feet, a liitle over one*third hung from for* eign applicants. Great Britain has added £I5,00(J (J. O. Wright lu the BaUimoie • Kxaminer.) It is a crying shame that the moral effect of the great mass meeting of colored citizens in New York to protest; against Southern outrage should have been lost, or in any degree vitiated by the unseemly polit' cal wrangle between two of the most prominent colored men in the conn* try, namely, John R. Lynch and T. Thomas Fortune, It seems that Mr. Lynch provoked the disturbance by dragging politics into the discussion. He should have exercised more judgement, and for once at least, allowed nis race pride and patriotism to con* irol him to the suppression of hiS" partisanism.    The colored race is curstd with a superabundance of office'Seeking and office-holding political leeches and hunkers who seem willing to degrade their own people and to pledge and pawn the dearest rights of the race for the sake of cheap political notoriety. The race’s salvation lies in their deliverance from these fellows. If a Western cyclone would be kind enough to strike such ohavacter and blow them into smithereens the race could afford to have a jubilee. WHERE ADVICE 18 NEEDED. It has been suggested that the 81st o' May be set aside by the Colored people as a day of prayer and fast* ing over the condition of aflairs in the South, Concerning ih=s matter many white journals have presumed to offer advice. In this line the Columbus (O,) Evening iJispatch says: “There can bo no denial of the Colored people having good grounds for this coming protest. Every man who believes in the law must admit tliat or place himself on the side of lynchers. But, while giving #p* proval to this course the best friends of the Colored people will warn them that their meetings in expostulation will be dangerous, unless claim. There can be no doubt that if the terms of the coniracl expressly stale that such is the povicion of the agency, that is that it shall be the agent merely for the purpose of forwarding a claim, the agency cannot be held responsible after using ordinary and reas >nab!e diligence in performing its duties. The law in later timev, however, is much more severe upon the agen* cies, w'here there is no stated contract absolving it from liability. The position of ihe agency is now said to be the same as that of the attorney doing like work, an i the law with reference to it is the same. In a leading case, Bradstreet v. Everson, 72 Pa. St., 124, a mercantile agency undertook to collect certain cl^ms belonging to the.r customer, giving the following receipt: J M. Bradstreet <fe Son, Improved Mercantile Agency^ PiTTSBURini, June 2, 1865. Received of Messrs. Everson, Preston «& Co., 4 duplicate acceptances for collection, V. Watt C. Bradford, Memphii. Tenn., amounting to $1,726.37. (Signed; J. M. Bradstreet A Son. In delivering the opinion of the Court, the jt^dge observed : “It is argued, notwithstanding the express receipt for collection, that the defen* dants did not undertake for themselves to collect, but only to submit to a prjper and responsible attorney, and made themselves liable only for diligence in correspondence and giving the necessary information to the plaintiffs; or, in briefer terms, that the attorney in Memphis was not their agent for the collection, but that of the plantiff’s only. The current of decision, however, is other* wise as to attorney*atslaw sending claims to correspondents for collec* tion, and the reasons for applying the same rules to collection agencies are even stronger. They have their selected agents in every part of the countrv. Fiom the nature to its World’s Fair appropriation, making it now £’60,000 or approximately $800,000. Yictora, Austrilia, has made a World’s Fair appropiation of $100,000. Arguments for and against Sunday opening of the Exposition will be heard by the National Commission on October 6th. A young lad, son of the editor of the Florida Standard, is making for exhibition at the Fair, a table upon which appears an inlaid map of the state, each county being accurately represented by a separate piece of native Florida wood. In the California building will be shown a growing specimen of every California domestic flower obtainable and also paintings, in water and oil, of 600 wild flowers and grasses. In the'Government exhibit will ap pear all relics, which are obtainable of various Arctic exploring expeditions. Tbe Dead wood Board of Trade is arranging to make a special Black Hills exhibit at the Exposition. Kentucky has made a $10,O0O World’s Fair appropriation. The American Bible Society will make an exhibit in which will a_ppear copies of Bibles in more than 200 different languages. Mexico’s exhibit will include a number of fine works of art. Casts are being made of the sacrificial stone, the God of War, the Goddess of Water, the Calender Stone and other Aztec relics, now in the Mexican National Museum. From the National Art Gallery, which has a very large collection of paintings, a number of the best works will be the representation of Hidalgo, the “George Washington of Mexico,” which was exhibited at the Paris Exposition. they are conducted by men who know the wisdom of moderation in speech and action. If the Colored contrary course can only work disaster.” It may not occur to the Dispatch that “moderation in speech and action” has already worked disaster to tbe Negro, to the extent of ten thous-sand cold-blood murders in the last twenty»five years. In n >t a half dozen cases have the murders met any adequate punishment. In ninety-nine cases out of every one hundred the murderers have not even been subjected to arrest. With this record before it. the Evening Dispatch may talk about moderation to its heart’s content, but the Colored people, who now realize that it is their ox which is being gored will decide for themselves the character and degree of moderation which the case demands. If the Dispatch wants to do some practical good, it will spend less time in advising Colored people, and put in a few needed words to the white brutes who never “appeal in dignified and proper language” but act only under cover of darkness with the murderous bludgeon. They need advice, for sure as night follows day, their course if continued is bound to work disaster.— Coneervator Mr, Isaac Moten, from Cincinnati, O., agent of the “American Cath OLIG Tribune” the only Catholic paper published in the United States published by Colored men, called at our oflice to-day. Mr. Moten will remain in Bellville only a few days :or his paper will be remain in Bellville only to solicit subscription fo and we hope his efforts crowned ^eitung. 8 J| with success. Belville THE PLEASURES OF READING. In Many Ways From the Pleasure» of Xilteratare. It is quite a common mistake on the part of young people to suppose that the pleasures of literature correspond with the pleasures of reading. They are so busy absorbing stories and poetic thoughts that they have no time for reflection, recollection, or anything more than eulogistic expressions of opinion. But the pleasures of literature are among the most enduring and varied that man is permitted to have. “My uiind to me a kingdom is” is said to have^been' written by Sir Walter Raleigh when he was in jail, with no hope of release. His mind was a kingdom because it was stored with learning of all kinds, and because, also, he had a clear cons9Íence. He could live within himselj. Even the casual reader of, in the multitude of literature offered to him, can have no set line of study, gains something more than immediate enjoyment. He becomes insensibly charged with facts and fancies which, living in his memory, will be revived in after years and renew the pleasures they now afford. But the pleasures of literature are not confined to those derived directly from reading or from recollection. Literature stimulates original thought and leads to another field of pleasure—that of writing for the instruction or enjoyment of young people to map out a line of conduct for ulterior enjoyments based on the experience of their forefathers. They must act in the living present and leave the future, in large measure, to take care of itself. But they should at least recognize that literature has in store for them many pleasures besides those to be derived at once from the reading of interesting stories or graceful poems. They should be encx>uraged to form literary societies, to seek asscxiiates who enjoy intellectual recreation, and thus to lay the foundations for after enjoyment of their early readings. Literary societies, as a rule, are short lived. The varied business and family and social duties of members drift them apart after a few years of regular asscx;iation, but such societies seldom altogether die out. They may not hold regular meetings or keep a record of their proceedings, but the members, or some of them, get together on occasions and live over again the old life, contrasting it with the present. There are disadvantages arising from an extended literature of an ephemeral kind. A greater number people become refined and educated to a certain extent, but there is less of solid reading and reflection e vena on the j>art of the few. Under such conditions the association of literary minds is required to give purpose and effect to reading. That we may not scatter too much in reading and in the subjects of thought, it is desirable that kindred minds should come together and concentrate thought and study upon particular branches of literature. This might not be desirable if literature were less plentiful, but there is little danger in these days that even a specialist will Income narrow-minded. Try though he may to limit his thought to a single field, the newspapers and magazines will keep him informed about other subjects than the one to which he gives se-«vioMStud^t .-.The.yoting folks of to-day have greater opi>ortunities to store their minds with information, refine their tastes and lay up for themselves pleasures that last as long as life and reason. They can do this in a measure by the reading of good books; they can do it more effectively by adding thereto association with young people of similar tastes and ambitions. For the pleasures of literature are not transient; they linger in the memory and are revived by every old association, as of well-loved books or well-loved friends.—Baltimore Sun. Subsoribe for this papar, only Colored Catholic paper in this country. $2.G0 a year^ THE Or the Course RIVALS. of Cove in the State of Y-oming*. Y-oming was recently the scene of a tragic romance that should not pass into oblivion unrecorded. Two lovers with a single girl is the story in brief. One of the lovers was a dry goods merchant. They were both young and ambitious. The young woman’s father was a rich man, owning a successful tannery and a large tract of land on which it was intended to discover a gold mine. He has turned the tannery into a whisky factory and he owns the tannery still. He owns the land still and his intentions of discovering a gold mine are just as good as ever. But alas, where is his prospective son-in-law? As soon as one of the bright young merchants discovered that the other was his rival not only in marking down “pants” but in love also, he redoubled bis efforts to win the heiress of the tanner. He met her one evening as shs was piling tan-bark, and the sight of her red hair fired him with enthusiasm. “My darling,” he said, with a tremolo jerk on the “m” in my, “my darling, why will you not say yes to-day? Do not wait any‘longer. I make it a rule In business never to put off till to-morrow what I can just as well do to-day. Had I not always followed that rule I would not to-day be doing seven times the business that my so-called rival is doing. Why, I sold twelve pair of pants last week and he sold only a collar button and a pair of socks. I can prove itt I can prove itl O, Katrina, say you ** Papa interrupted the argument and once again the young merchant was fired with enthusiasm. As the unfortunate young man walked in a dejected manner back to his clothing store he felt that he was losing and that his rival was ahead in love evbn if he had sold only a pair of aocka and a collar button in a week. In spite of such sales if he got the redheaded heiress he would be able to open a store that would be three times as palatial and extensive as that of his rivaL This train of thought led the young merchant who had sold twelve pair of pants into a more desperate train of tiionght that rushed tlmnigh his brain aa if it were a ligh'^ning expresa. As ‘ he reached his emporlnzn, “The Art .Gallery Glothing Store,** he Mtififid a card that he ha4    on    ode r of hl9    íf§tí5f8“ flgffis HrüTSñ headless in front of the Art Gallery. He gazed fixedly for a time at the quarter-inch wire ribs of the figure and then he pressed one hand to his brow and made a vow with the other. He took the card off the figure and carried it into the store. Night came on and as the fateful midnight hour approached the twelvo-pair-of-pants merchant went bqt stealthily to a place in the bushes near the residence of the tanner heiress. After waiting a few moments he saw the door of her mansion open and a figure appear in the light that streamed out the door-way. It was his collar-button-and-pair-oi-socks rival. He    the    heiress! O Lord!    '    “ He hugged her till she said so loud that Twelve-pair in the bushes heard her: Oo Mike! Vat you do to me? Of you sgweeze me like dot some more 4 will nefer lif to get married mit you.” In the bushes Twelve-pair felt hia heart beating wildly. He felt his faca bleaching with revenge, he felt his baclt hair getting singed with the fire of hia Pennsylvania Dutch passion, and ha clenched the saw-toothed cheese knifa in his hands. His eyes looked as if ha was just on the outskirts of a new attack of the “jim-jams,” and his teeth were dead set. As his rival, with Katrina’s kisses still warming his Irish lipa, came whistling by in the moonlight ou the suburban road he suddenly stopped whistling. He has never resumed it. Early the next morning the body o# Collar - button - and - pair - of - socks waa fotmd on the road with a cheese knifa hidden in the cold, cold breast except the handle. On the handle was hung the following card, formerly on a wira figure in front of the Art Gallery: “DETH TO COMPETITION.” Twelve-pairs has never come back and Katrina is a maiden heiress of the taas». nery still.”—Peck’s Sun.    ^ OPIUM SMUGGLING. the Various Contraband Ways In 'Wbloh Costly Drnx Is Imported. “Talking about opium,” said James McHale, sergeant-at-arms of the city council, who was one of the special agents of the treasury under the Cleveland administration, “people have na. idea about the extent of opium smoking in the United States. In 1886 there wera about 8,000 opium smokers in the country. Now there are over 90,000. I waa engaged for a long time in looking after the opium trade exclusively and in tha pursuit of smugglers on the Pacifla coast, and I know something about tha business. The drug is imported in cases, containing forty balls weighing from forty-seven to fifty taels each—a total dutiable weight of 160 pounds. Thesa balls much resemble the cocoanut, bu% more globular in shape; the shell of tha ball, so like the husk of the cocoanut, is, however, artificial, >not natural lika the nut. It is ingeniously fabricated from the leaves of the poppy. Split it in the center and the kernel (opium) is seen filling about one-half the central space, in color and consistency much like coal tar, tasteless and odorless. The opium is taken to the refineries in British Columbia, as none are allowed to exist in the United States. The contents of the shell, when at the refinery, are carefully scooped out, placed in pans and passed from furnace to furnace, generally six, through different degrees of heat, appearing in various stages of liquidity, yet 'Sometimes as a cinder until sufficiently ‘cooked.’ It is then puA into five-tael tin boxes ready for sale for smoking. It then appears as a syrup of a chocolate color and tasteless, bu% with a peculiar sweetish smell. The shells are carefully rinsed to obtain every particle of the opium, and are reshipped to be sold in China, where they are used with the betel nut for chewing. They bring from fl to $1.25 n pound. “This opium is all originally from Patria, and comes to British Columbia from Hong Kong. The crude drug coste in Hong Kong from $75 to $660 a case, according to quality. The refined article costs the Chinese merchants $8.25 a pound. No one, as a rule, handles the retail article but Chinamen. The cost of the refining article consists mainly in the hire of three chief cooks who receive $40 a month and their board. They are expected to turn two and one-balls a day. If they do any additional work they receive 60 cents a balL There are a number of refineries in British Columbia. “Nowhere in the world has the opioza tiabit grown so rapidly as in the United States. Any well-posted official will teU you that. At the beginning of thl^ century the opium habit was unknowA in China. From 1839, when it wat forced into Hong Kong by British gunboats, and especially during the last few decades it has increased enormously. But the last five years in the United States shows a greater increase^ —Chicago Times. A Strategrist. Mrs. Yeger—Do yon know, Mrs. Petef^ by, that your husband tells everybody that you are a dreadful scold. Mrs. Peterby—I know all about but he don’t really mean it. He callt me Xanthippe, hoping that some one will call him Socrates, but nobody has done it yet.—Texas Siftings. —Some time ago a tight-fisted and ill-tempered man in Penobscot county, Maine, used his wife so badly that she was forced to leave him and become a town charge. Recently he consulted a Lavzyer about a divorce, and was ad* vised to ask his wife to come home, and when she refused, as it was expected she WQuld, - to begin proceedings for a separation on the ground of desertion. The scheme didn’t work veiy well, lowevcr, for the town authorities heard of it and bundled uhe poor old creature >ack to her husband’s house, where she died, 'and now he must pay for tha whole expense of town support, sickness and burial. FTSnbacribe for tbe only Co^ored^Catho-1lcjpaper.,in tfie Untted^g^tes. _

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