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Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - March 4, 1986, Cincinnati, Ohio Vol. XLIII.——IVo. O.ci:yciiviv.á^Ti, thtj»si>a.y, mxuch 4, isso. 01 F*er Year. ^estioM. KT OKLIl THAXTEB. We q'nef'tion of the Silence vast. Of fionis that people uietancapneres; What o( their future and their past. Have they our sorrows. Joys and fearsf Do the same flowers make ((lad their sightf The same birds sing? On their great seas Do ships like ours, with canvas white. Move stately, answering the breezef Have they thair Christ, their Christmas dayf Know they Mahomt t? Buddha? One, Or all. or none? Am) do ilmy pray? Andjiave they wrongntns we have done? We can not guess; ’lisliani indeed. Our own orb’s tale of its dim past Through centuries untold to read, And who iU future shall forecast? Wo know the hand that holds in choclr The wnirling worlds, eticli in its course. And saves the uuivei’su fro wreck Ami peril. This tremendous Force Holds likewise all our little lives; The suns and stars do all oliey His bidding; never planet strives To swerve finm its appuiiilud way. The dangerous lioon alone to us Is given, toclioose ’twixi ill and well, Bebellionoroliedience; llms To build our heaven, or dig our hell. But one great ibuught our strength upholds; hotbiDg slmil iKTish! Though His rod Smites soif. His mei-cy still ciiiolds Uis own: (iod’ssouls arc safe with God. MOTES AND Nf.WS. No quarters or halves have beenscoined ■inue 1878. TbeLoodon police constitute an army ol 18,000 men. The Htll Telephone Company cleared $1,* 009.442 last year. A railroad Atation is to bo erected on the •ite of ancient Babylun. 8o scarce have wild elephonts become in Indfn that they are now protected by law. The Cohtract to build a $8,000,000 railway bridge in AustraiHi has been awarded a Buffalo firm. Louis Kossutb is at wo k upon tbe (onrtli volume of his “Memoirs*' and writes from BIX to seven hourb a day. Almut 1,760.000 hales ot cotton are annually consumed in tbe United States for maiui(acturing purposes. A Berlin paper tbe other day published an api>eal for a pour c< utennrian who, on aocouct of illuess, w as unable to earu her living. The value of tbe contents of a barrel of crude petroleum ranges from eighty-six cents loll, while the value of the barrel itself is %i 60. Tbe revised statement of population and aex in MasBachusetts, just Sent out, shows that there were at tke date ol tbe census 982,884 males aud 1,009,257 females in tbe State. Germany gets the services of her Iron Chancellor retuarkuhlr cheap. Besides the use of his (ifticiul residence he receives only about $18.000 a yeah Hr. Gladstone's salary is $26,000, and that ot tbe Biitisb Lord Uigb Chanoelior $50,000. Cures of sciatica are reported as bavin; taken place in Paris after a single applioa-tton of Dr. Debuve's method of freezing tbe skin above tbe painful parts with a spray of chloride of methyl. Tiie operation is •aid to be applicable also to facial neuralgia. Tbe Chinese and Jap.'iuose Governments are transLiiing and publlslitDg at a cheap rate'many of the best Koglish text books, llostol I'roresBor TyiKlall’s works, for instance, have been trun^lated and printed in (Alíñese, and are i»sued at a merely nominal sum. Tbe deimsitB bv the industrial class in English savings banks have increased 800 per cent since 1868. 'I'iie convictions of crime in ibiit counirv in 1840, with a population of 26,0UO,U()0, were 84,080. Last year, with a pojiulallou of 36,000,000, there were only 14,757. The dUapi«arance of a river Is noted In Califoriuu as one ot the results of tbe recent great storm. The stream was known as the Clearwater, and ii fl>»wed out of ban Qorgonio Pass. If is explained that so muob rook and earth wero wasbed into the obaiinel that tbe waters were driven out upon tbe Colorado desert lo be lost in the sand. ^    ^ m m — IB Knew WluTo Ho Was. [Boston Hendd.J Tbe Captain of tbe foundered steamer Cambridge says, “I knew when we struck Just where we were." This is very like tbe historio skipper who boasted: “1 know every rock on this coast (hump! as tbe vessel struck), and that U une of thorn." Tbe best time tor a Captain to know just where be is is before the ship makes tbe discovery lor him. _ Red not Ion In Pilla. niarpcr's Buzar.J A citizen stepped into an up«town drug •tore and ouilcd for a couple of pills, wbioh he swallowed. “How much?" he asked. “Ftfiv cents, sir." “Filty cental Why, the druggist on tbe block below never charged me niore..tlinn five." “Then I’ll make ’em four. Pit drive that man out of business if I have to sell goods at cost." The Columbus Board ot Elections appointed by Governor Foruker is as follows: Nelson A. Simms, R, T.Dunoan, D., J. H. Heitman, D., D. K, Watson, B. For Cleveland tbe following wore ohosen: General James Barrett, R., W. W. Arm-itroiig, D., [J. h. Schueluer, D., Herman Weber, R.    . A National Welsh Cunveutlon was held lb Pittsburg Wednesday to oonsider a •oheme to organiz.) u vast Welsh oolony, to bo loodted at some point to bo hereafter de-cideu upon. Bub Smith, uegro boy, who killed James Bea, bit stepfather, with an ax, last November, near W llmoro Station, Ky., has been found guilty of murder in tue ilrst do-giee. _ Wm. Hiere, a soldier of the War of 1812, and A man with a history otherwise remarkable, died Monday near Connersville, Ind., in the binety-third year of bis age. There was a large attendauoe at the funeral of John B. Qougb, Wednesday, at bis late home, “Hillside," in the town of Boylesfou. Henry Corsey, ooal miner, aged flfty-flve, married, was killed by a fall of coal at Btoenrod’a Mine, near Nelsnnville, O. As a pain destroyer no liniment in the miirkei equals SslratioQ Oil, Prioe only 26 ceuts. “MAOmNE’S” LITTLE GIRL. A FLORIDA SKETCH. I was monntcd on *^Milk and Mer* lasses.” This charger is a Florida pony, very rongh, and of the color expressed by his name. He is not spirited, but is of a meditative, rambling turn of mind, and as I am also of that jpind when roaming aboot in tliis climate, we are in that respect very well suited to each%ther. I have found out within the last week that he lacks one attribute which is wanting also in my mental powers, and this deficiency proved disastrous to me. "Jlilk and Merlasses” appears to be wholly destitute of that bump called in human beings "locality.” It is not often that one is acquainted with a horse who does not know his way home for, at least, a dozen miles or so; particularly if it is toa home which has long been familiar to him. This l>ony resided in a shed wdth sides made of lath lattice work, and with several boards gone from the roof. This shed is located about half a mile from the city on llie estate of a carpenter who did some repairing in the liouse we have occupied sinco we came south some weeks ago. He hati heard us cxiiress a wish to ride, and h.ad offered Ids pony for indefinite use at a price naturally mncii lower than (hat at the livery stubles. Two or three times a week I used to walk to Mr. Strodc’s, mount liis pony and wander oflf, being gone for hours; but always thus far keeping on such prominent highways that I had never been lost, On this particnlitr morning I was oarller tliatl usual. Just asT left the house the matron called after me to ask if I would send somebody to scrub floors for a couple ot hours. "Send Magazine; she’s the best,” were Ihe last words of the request. "Magazine” Jones is the mother of that pretty and mischievous cliild of whom I liave spoken and she has worked several times for us already. As 1 walked along it suddenly occurred to me that I did not know where Mag.nzine lived. I did what w'6 usually did on such occasions. I sauntered down a certain street, looking sharply at the black faces I met. I was rewarded. In a‘ few moments I saw a lithe, erect figure in trim calico (k'ess, coming toward me. I knew her by her gait, before I could see her face. It was the woman we wanted. I should think women of fashion who make a study to be graceful would take lessons in walking ot some of these Southeru negro women. In the matter of jthe carriage of the body I have never seen anything so attractive as the way in ’ which many young black girls walk. They are straight but not stiff; they have tfiat free motion from the hips down which is distinctively feminine, and which seems to combine grace and activity. It is because they or their ancestors have earricd burdens on their heads? I accosted Magazine, aud siio promised to go right over to the house. She is one of the few who keep an ongageineiit. She was alone. I asked with some surprise where “Frony” was. "i’se let her gone out ter de pines ter see her granny. I done fought she’d bust hcrs’ef she so tickled. She rode in Timmy Nimbo’s cart. He done bring her back dis even’ for sho’.” The mother grinned in sympathy with her cljild, and we parted, she to her work, and I to my pony, which I took from his shed and saddled and bridled with my own hands, then mounted and away. The animal’s highest speed isa cantor that would cover three miles or thereabouts in an hour; only he will not keep up this rate of traveling. lie is constantly going hack into a gait that is a sort of pacing, in which he seems to get over less space than when he walks, for his feet, in some mysterious way, appear to come down again in tlio same glaces from which he takes them, ut when one comes South one givos up thinking of rapidity in any form. They were delicious hours that 1 dawdled away every week on the back of that pony. This day in pat-ticular began In away nearer perfect than even a Florida day often attains. The sky was clear, the wind waz in the east, and brought with it the scent of the salt water that comes on this coast with a gentleness that belongs to it only in the summer at the North. 1 had put a biscuit in my pocket when I left the house, guessing that I might be tempted to rcmaiu out bcyoud the noon hour. To-day I put into execution an intention which had been latent in my mind. Perhaps Magazine's mention of the pines had awakoiiod it. I turned ray pony’s head toward the place, far in the distance it looked, where the pines nosed solemnly against the sky. It required a great deal ot time to reach those pines, for the hom pottered alongover the heavy sand more slowly than ever. AVithin an hour from the time I started I became aware that tlio wind was no longer in the east, that it was getting sultry, and clouds were filling the west I believe one gets reckless about the weather in Florida; it is ufsually so benign that one ceases to worry about it as at the North. Even when wind and cold liave done such deeds as they have dune hero this winter, wo can not continue to feel indiguatiou after the soft air comes again. When I reached the pines I found them apparently uninhabited. Such woods here are always full of winding paths, where mule teams have gone here and there as the trees opened the best way. I do not see any reason why one not well accustomed to such a place should not go about bewildered for days. There are the same sharp palmetto leaves, just the same open spaces, and one pine tree trunk looks just like another. The sand moles add a great sameness to the view, and the coveys of quails do not eiiKghten one as to locality. The air is so sweet that jnst to be out of doors is occupation and amusement. It never occurred to me that I could, get lost. "Milk and Merlasses” wandered on in sweet content, sometimes taking a bite at the coarse,high grass. He also listened to the mocking bird to a great extent. When I began to be aware that I was hungry, I also saw that it was dark and would probably rain, and rain as it knows how to here, in ^heets. Another percention came to me, that I was a heroine, or if not one, in the situation most eminently proper for one. And I was lost. The pony did not know anything. He looked vaguely about, then cropped a spear of grass contentedly. In another moment lightning flashed and .thunder rattled. In yet anotber moment the raiu'came. You who know these pine woods of the South know that the trees are fUr apart, that you never seem to be quite in tlie woods,» in consequence, but about coming out of them all the time. The tree tops, high and remote, afford little protection from the rain. My steed stood still, and I sat still upon liiin, ami wo wore soon soaked, and Lfor one was unspeakably dismal. 1 tried now to spur him on; he went inio his fastest canter, then gave it up and walked. This experience was repeated again and again until I was worn out with it, and still it rained, thundered and lightened. How sodden I felt, and how everlasting seemed that tempest! All at once the sun came out aud blue sky prevailed up above. I W'anted to ride fast now', for I was chilly. "Milk aud Mer-lasscs” did not wish to go fast, and in desperation I got off the saddle aud hurried along on foot, the pony following me with nose nearly touchiaig the ground. So eager was I to throw off the chill from my wet clothes that I did not think much about wl.ich way I was going; aiid if I had thoght it would have done no good, for I had had no •‘bearings” since I entered the pines. After half an hour of such exercise it began to rain again. I stood desolately dripping aud the horse desolately dripped behind me. Judge of ray astonishment, not to say alarm, when at such a moment I should suddenly hear close by me a gay, cackling little langh. I jumped so that the animal with me absolutely sprang also; tben came the laugh again, still more full of amusement I almost thought that I was part ot an opera, and that this was an enchanted forest "Mighty cur’ns out hyar, ain’t it?” asked a small voice with a familiar sound in it The water dripped down my face, 801 could not see very well. I bnishccl tbe drops away aud now saw a bushy growth of palmetto close to me aud looking out from the big leaves the glistening, glowing face of "Frony” Jones, tho "free year old” child of Magazine. Her small white teeth shone fully in the broad grin she wore, her eyes were on fire, her little head was bare and the rain glittered OD it But slie did not look wet otherwise or in any way uncomfortable. She had worked herself well into the thicket and was having a good time ovidcutly. She looked as much alono as if tlierc were no other being ill the world. "I’se ben a lookin’ at ycr dis good while,” she answered, as I stared silently at her. Then she continued complacently:    "I’se    lost,    I is. done come out’iiTimmy Niinbo’s cart Granny doniio ’bout me. I’sc lost” I did not think it was necessary to toll her that I also was lost I wished that scrub palmetto was largo enough to shelter me too. "Whore is your granny ?” I asked eagerly, thinking here luigiit be a clue. "I don no;” she shook her head, tlien laughed out gavly as she added, "You’se so wet; look mighty cnrus.” How should she know where her granny was when I did not know where I was! I looked at her with a wondering admiration. Slio had tlie air of some mischievous fairy who was really in league with the tempest and with the great confusing pine wood. All at once the sun came out again, and tilia time the clouds did not return. Trees aud grass and scrub began to shine. I told Frony that she inust come with me. She obeyed hesitatingly. I was sure her granny’s must oc near, but in which way ? Slie said she had been following a whole lot of speckled birds that ran and hopped, and when it began to rain she pushed in under that palmetto. She was as happy and iiicou-scqneiit as tho quails she had been running after. 'Ihere was more anxiety in tho next three hours than 1 like to reinoinber. It was all of that time before we met a negro boy with a gun aud a bag of birds. He took us out of the woods on tho side nearest tlio town. Jlo helped me to mount and thoii he put “I'louj ” up iu front ol me, aud wc started along the now well worn road home. The child was so delighted at riding that she forgot she was hungry. She crowed and giggled all the way to the house. Then, after diffuse greetings, it transpired that no one knew where tofind"Frony’s” mother. She had been at work and had left loiigago. We availed ourselves of our usual resort, the 8trcct> One of our party walked about fruitlessly for an hour and then was relieved by another. Strangely enough we copid not then find Magazine, nor any one who knew her. "Frony” had been put to bed and was sleeping calmly. It was two days before wo saw Magazine again, aud then we found her through young Nimbo. She had been roaming around in the niues after her child, and had acted, as might expected, without reason or judgniciii. Jim Jones, the husband and fatlier, was away at work in a iicighboriiig town. She flung herself on "Frony” and sobbed so the girl was frightened. Wnen asked to explain why sho had been so naughty as to get lost, "Frony” hesitated, looked at me, then clapped her hands and cried; "She done got lost, too, ou’ dar in de woods. She os’s bad’s I be. Gurus time we had, didn’t wo?” What (h^ Bllrtii flunks BT Lir.LIB I. BARR. 1 am threatened with a comet. With the itll-ahsorbinz sun; Told that I Bh.iU elowlr burn out. As mr own fHlr moon has done; Warned of coming conflugr.itious That will seize me unalTAre: Can 1 fear annihilation. After what 1 daily bear? Felted coostintiy with bnilstonei Flenicly shook by hurricanes. Thrown Ity whirlwinds toiisy-turvj Nearly drowned by constant l aius. Growled at day and night by tbunder. Pierced by lightning every whore. Kipped with frosts, until I scarc<>iy Know if 1 am rouuvi or square. Out all night in freezing weather, Under trooio suns nil «lay, Dug and struck with plongns and sliovels, Scratclicd with harrows every way. Beaten dun n fur streets and high ways. Galloped over day and night, Withste iin engines burned and scalded, Kept in a continual fright. Deeper wounds than these I suflfer-I am mined and boreu and hit. Torn by dynamite and (lowder, Klowii to pieces hit by bit I’ve seen comeu without number. And they always keep their sphere. It is man that makes me treiiible-Restless, curious wan, 1 fear. Fori know some day or otlier He will And a stropger “force," Wondrous chemicals discover. And ibe end will bp, of course. I shall have my shatgcre:! reninuuts Blown away like any feather; Yet 1 have one consolation— Probably we’ll gobscetber. -[Harper's Weekly. fKyT Tbe Little Ruy’e Rule. [Saratoga* Journal.] The following very good story is told as having actually occurred in a Sunday School on |he east side of this village. The teaclior was testing her small pupils as to their uiulerstauding of what constituted a good Christian, when one of them, whom wc will call Avery, with his face aglow with kuowledge struggling for expression, ejaculated:    1 "Say, teacher, I kuow who is a good Christian.” "Well,” replied the teacher, "who is it?” "Caley M !” he replied with emphasis.    . "Well, tell us why you think he is a good Christian,” said the teacher. "’Cos’whenever ho has anvthiiig he don’t want ho gives it to me 1” A Hoapy ISilvei A marsh in Ncv over ten square m include chemical Country. State.] .da is said to cover les of surface, and y pure common salt, borax iu threp forms, sulphate of soda and carborate of soda. Tho basin of |Tcvada, in which it is situated, isl covered in many parts witli dry, effervescent salts, waohed in coursa ot ages from the soda feldspar of | the volcanic rocks and ridges of yellow lava which cover the couiüiy for miles. The waters of the lakcfe are heavy, appear like thin oil, smell like soa]>, possess great detersive qialities, are caustic as xiotash and easly saponify. Absont-Mlnded Lamar. Secretary Lamlir is surely absent-luindcd. Recently he went to call ou tho wife of ReprcfleiitativcBlount and the ladies of hor fltmily at their hotel. Ho sent up his card, but when they came down to the reception room he was not thero. I|ate in tho evening Ills card came up again, and he explained to the ladles that he had wandered away, having completely forgotten wliat ho ctme to tho hotel for and that ho had sent in his card. After his apology and a short call, tho Secretary dopanod—without his hat. No Need orGetilaic Up There, [ftoeton Commrroial.J "Yes,” said the weeping widow, "John has gone at last. Many a fight we had over who should got up to light the fire iu the winter,' but lie’ll have no trouble of that kind whore he’s gone.” "No?” queried a sympathizing friend. "No, I guess they keep tho fires lighted tliere all the time.” OU» MONETARY SYSTEM. Coin Laws Enacted tty the Unl%Nl States Since lu Fonndatkm. A posltivs yuaruiiUie U xiven by lUo maiiulacturer of Dr. Jones’ Red Clover runlctbata50 ccbl bottle of this remedy cootaius more curative properliea than any dullur preparatiou. It proiuplly cures all •loinacb, kidney and liver Uoubies. [Indianai>olls Jonmsl. I The act of April 2,1792, established tho mint and regulated the coins of the United States. This act provided that the coins should bo of gold, silver and copper; that the gold coins should be eagles (|10), half eagles ($5), and quarter eagles ($2 50); that tho silver coins should be tho dollar, half duliar, quarter dollar, dime and half dime; that the dollar or unit should be oi the value of the Spanish milled dollar then current; that the proportional value of gold to silver should bq as fifteen to one; that all gold coins should be eleven parts fine to one of alloy; that all silver coins should be 1,485 parts fino !o 179 parts alloy; that the alloy of the gold coins should Ix; composed of silver aud cop))cr, halt and half, and the alloy of silver wholly copper; -that the eagle should coiitaiii 267 4-8 grains pure, or 270 grains of standard gold, and tho silver dollar 371 4-16 grains pure, or 446 grains standard silver; that the lesser gold and silver cojns should contain the same proportions according to value; and that all the gold and silver coins should be legal tender for all pavmcnts wlratsocvcr. (4 Statutes, pp. 246-251.) The act ot June 28, 1834 (4 Statutes 699), reduced the gold coins so that thereattcr Iho eagle ($10) contained 232 grains pure and 258 grains of standard gold, and the lialf and quarter eagles were proportionately reiluccd, but their legal tender quality was retained for all payiiieuts whatsoever. The act of January 18,1837 (5 Statutes pp. 136-142), provided that thereafter the standard for both gold aud silver coins shouhl be 900 fine; that is, 900 parts pure metal and 100 parts alloy, and reduced tlie value of the silver coins so that thereafter tho silver dollar contained 412)4 grains of standard silver and the smaller coins their relative proportion of the same, according to value, but their legal tender quality was retained for all payments. The act of February 21, 1853, debased the subsidiary silver coins, that is, the half and quarter dollars, tho dimes aud half dimes, so that thereafter the silver half dollars contained 192 grains of standard silver and the quarter dollar^ dime and h.'ilf dime were debased lu like proportion, according to their value, ana their legal tender capacity was reduceii to pav-ineuts of 15. This act left the gold coinsand the silver dollar legal tender lor all payments whatsoever. On the 12th day of February, 1873 (seventeen Statutes, 424-436),'an act revising and amending the laws relating to the mint and coinage was passed, which is known and designated by law as the “coinage act of 1873,” and all ofher acts and parts of acts inconsistent therewith are repealed. This act provides that the standard for both gold and silver coin shonld be 900 fine; that is, that all coins shall be 900 parts pure and 100 parts alloy ; that the alloy of the gold shall be silver and copper, the silver in no case to exceed onc-tcnlh of the whole alloy, and the alloy of the silver coins to be wholly copper. This act provides tliat gold coins of the United States shall bo a $1 piece, which at the stamiard wcigiit, 25 8-10 grains, shall be the unit of value; » quarter eagle, or $2 50 piece; a half eagle, or $5 iiiccc; an eagle, or $10 piece, aud a double eagle, or $20 piece, and these gold coins shall be legal tender in all payments; that the silver coins shall lie a trade dollar, a lialf dollar, or .50 cent piece; a quarter dollar, or 25 cent piece; a dime, or 10 cent piece; that the weight of the trade dollar shall bo 420 grains troy, and the weight of the half dollar 12)4 grammes, and the quarter dollar and dime, respectively, bne-liulf and one-fifth the weight of the half dollar; and that tho silver coins shall be Icjpal tender for any amount not exceeding $5 in any one payment; and tho coinage of any other gold or silver coins than those named above is proliibited. The Revised Statutes of the United States were passed Juno 22,1874, and are intended to embrace the statutes of the United States in force on the 1st day of December, 1873, as revised and consolidated by the commissioners apipbintcd for that purpose. The Revised Statutes re-enact the statute of February 2, 1873, without change. The act of July 22,1876, provides that tho tradffllollar shall not thereafter be a legal tender, and the coinage of the trade dollar is limited to the export demand. Any owner of gold bullion can deposit the same at any mint and have it converted into coin for his benefit without charge. The revised statutes provide that any owner of silver bullion may Have it converted at the mints into bars or trade dollars of 420 grains troy, but lor no other coinage, on payment of the actual cost of coinage. But as by tho act of July 22,1876, tho Secretary of tho Treasury is authorized to limit tho coinage of trade dollars to tlie cx-)ort demand, it would now scom to >e o[)tional with him whether owners of silver bullion could have it converted into trade dollars or not. Tho law limits the coitiago of tho subsidiary silver coius, that is tho dime, quarter aud half-dollar, so that Jt shall not exceed at auy time $50,-000,000. The act of February 28, 1878, nro-vidcs that the mints shall coin silver dollars of tho weight of 412)4 grains troy, as provided by the act of 1837; that the same shall be legal tender for all debts, public aud private; that the Secretary of the Treasury shall purchase not less than $2,000,000 worth of silver bullion at tho market price; nor moro than $4,000,000 worth monthly and cause the same to be coined into such dollaro as fast as purchased, the gain or seigniorage thereon to go to the United States Treasury; that holders of such dollars can exchange them for silver certificates, which certificates shall bo receivable tor customs, taxes, aud all public dues. This is the last general coinage act, and is still in force and effect. Tlie foregoing is a complete summary ot all the coinage acts. Slave Marxeta in Morocco. IMogador (Morueco) Letter,] In the interior there arc slave mar keis everywhere. Tho traders take care to feed their slaves well before offering them for sale. The buyers examine the slave’s limbs, eyes and mouth; they make him run aud sec what weight he can carry, just as if he were an animal. If tho slave is woman between fifteen and twenty-five years of age, the examination takos more time, and is much more humiliating. Her limbs, her eyes, her mouth, her figure are first scrutinized, and then sho is brutally inspected to SCO if she is likely to have children, or if she lias already haii any. Women who are imperfect or who arc known to be barrenare not wanted. Those who have already had children or who give hopes of being fruitful are naturally preferred, and fetch as high as 125f. to 150f. (£5 to £6.) Virgins are eagerly sought after at prices ranging from 200f. to 300f. This sum is a large one for Morocco, but to obtain it the slave traders do not care what humiliations these poor girls of from eight lo fonrtecu have to endure ill presence of buyers, and often before the notaries or the Judge. To form an idea of tlils disgraceful traffic (at tho gates of Europe) you have only to attend any of the fairs and sec how farmers and butchers examine horses and cattle. Negro boys from eight to ten years of age attract still more attention. Those from Foulahs aud Bambara, nearTiinbuctoo,are always preferretl, and fetch generally from 150H VSlSSffT The caravans generally take forty- five days to portbrin the journey from Tiinbuctoo, to Soiiss, tho frontier of Morocco. They are frequently attacked on the way by independent tribes, who carry off negroes as well as tho articles bartered—say ostrich feathers,’ gold dust aud ivory. The caravans are got up annually, iu December, at Fez, Morocco and Eleguc (in the Souss country), by Morocco merchants (Tadjers), who are noted slave traders. These caravans go to Tiinbuctoo, whero negroes are purchased in exchange Ibr cotton and other goods, and they return to Morocco, the slaves being chained together by the neck, half of them often perisiiiug on the wav from hunger, tliirst, fatigue and bad Ircatiueut. The boys and young girls, being of most value, are placed on the camels and are better cared for. Many of tho boys are destined to undergo tlie tortures necessary to prepare them for Iiarcm imrposes in the interior. The "Amoo Ghocr,*’ or great slave fair, is held half yearly at a large town seven days’ journey south of Mogador. At tiiis fair from 2,000 to 5,000 slaves are sold or exchanged, aiul as a heavy tax is leviotl on all sales it yields a largo revenue to tho Sheitch of that district, as well as to his Sherecllan Majesty the Sultan. At the foiutouks, or slave markets, where slaves arc sold, the most dis-(ressing scenes are constantly witnessed ot chiklrou being tprn from their mothers, and wives separated from their husbands, their cries and protests finding no ocho in the inhuman hearts of either their sellers or purchasers. We ask, how long cau such a state ot things bo permitted to last at the vciy gates of Europe? Howisittliat Groat Britain, which has made such sacrifices and has labored so constantly to put down slavery and the slave trade in most parts of tho world, takes no interest ill what is going on in Morocco, whero her influence can, if she chooses, bo exercised for so much good? Beautiful BT B. J. BimBrnrz. Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder who rou are? In the footlighU lilazinz high. Bbino the iliautonils that yoa buy. When the glittering atage Is set. Bouquets .ond apnlause vou get; Benetlia most every nicht. Supliere where you can get all you want to eat. When you go upon the road And in driite*! rut Somewhat dimmed By froet and rain. huts get sDuwed; By irortt a Twinkle faintly on the train. When the wintry snows hare fled. And ihe truiine is dts>baud*dead. When the spring begins to dawn, Aud the treasurer la gone, D iwn the railway’s weary track We can see you cuming back; On the ties voii gleam atar— Twiukle, twinkle, little star. * CURRENT FÜX. A pliiTln’ man—A homely musician.— (N. Y. Aloriiiug Journal. liOrd Fife has desorted Gladstone, but it doesn’t matter. The O. (>. M. doesn’t need a looter.—[Boston I’oit. A new make of stove Is calied the “in— faut." It is not supposed to be a self-feeder.—[Yonkers Stulesm in. They say tbat Kentuckians can not understand the preference of the Ohio laraier for short horns.-[Pittsburg Cbrouicle. “1 want an honest dollar 1" exclaimed the politician. “Go lo work, then.” cried oueofiiis hearers.—[New U.iveii News. It costs $28 a week to feed a circus tiger. At that rate what would the monthly board of a catamount to?-[C’hicago Telegruph. The lady who called her boisterous brotner-iii i.iw her “perpetual hub-bub,’* got it about right.—[1‘hiludelpbla Bulletin. An Arkansas native wao beard about tha “full tones” of an organ, wanted to know what the orguiuette.—[Hot Springs News. 'Jhe playing of “Yankee Doodle” was not prohibited iu the South during tbe war, but It was not fashiouahle.—[Mauou Telegraph. Sinco the prohibition cmze in Georgia it is said that buffet cars run all through the .State without change ofllquor.—[New York I'ribuiie. You ask what an “open secret" is. Well, my son, an open secret is one that a woman swears she won’t tell.-[Boston Transcript. An auctioneer selling town property in Reno declared that “the very aiinospbere was worth more than the price bid."—[San Francisco Call. A new Paris spring bonnet is called “tbe giraffe." Tha fashion inventors seem üe-termined to drive all the men up into the gallery.—[Chicago Journal. In Texas there is a man named Dam-«iai^AsiAlhe eoamaroiai UultoiiM iodieete qucrietl a State Filled the Urdur. [Exchange. I "What have you got?” young Jinks of the waiter in street restaurant. “Everything,” was tho prompt ro-plv. "Well, I’ll take a little,” and Jinks looked up expecting to enjoy the discomfiture of tlio waiter. "One plate of hash,” sung out that functionary. I take pleasure in saving that I have bad no return of rbeiiinatinm aince taking Ath-lophoroa in May, 1883. I have recommended it irequently and generally with good result, as others will attest ita effl-uieucy. Joslah White, New I’arU, 0. Tbe Western Canoe Association will have its next meet at Ballast Island, Lake Erie, trom July 8 to34 inclusive. At Jonesboro, Ga., John li.iiiimoud, grocer, suicided by quttiog his throat. that be la not so financially aouod as hie name would indiuuio.-[inter Uuson. In time of war England might find it to her advantage to order out the Salvation Armr, which is now very large and bna an income of $4Ud,0U0.—[8t. Louia Foet-Dia-patob. The trouble with Senator Jones, ot Florida, appears to be an unsucces^tful effort to pair witb u |>erson not a member of the tk-nate-a Michigan lady iu fact.—[N. Y, World. Lecturer (to manager: “.\re the acoustic prop<;rlle8 of your h dl goixl?" Manager: Excellent, sir, excellent. I’ll have the property man get ’em out and dust’em for you to-night.—[T dbiw. Kansas City papers sneer at Om.aba’s Exposition buildiux. They needn’t. It covers a block, and Kans.is City feet can turn around in it without bulging the walls. Come and see.—[Omaha Herald. In rortlaud, Oiegoii, the fire department engines will he provided with ‘shoes,’ so that they can be run us sleighs to firea and make better time.’’ And to protect heir “hoso,’’ probably.-[Boston Post. A Kansas man is sawing wood in the navy yard at Washington. Thus the un-exjMieied hapirens. He went there for It post (Hi 'e coinmissiou, and, up to date, oaa only say, “1 came, I saw.’’—lBoíIOu Record. Visitor of tho dime museum to the litti® girl who takes the cash—We hare made a bet, ami we wmnt you to settle it. is tbe bearded lady your mother or your auiuf The little girl—You are all wrong. She’# iny lather.—[Christian it ‘gister. A man whooruiniued in cor|>s, WiUt always u-tliir-tiug fur gorpa; lint It h.-t|n>eiie>l oiiu day, He engaged la a fra^ .and he won’t (hirst fur gurus any mor)>s. —tCapc Ann Ureez®. It is said that in Northern Georcia a man bus discoveted that Bostuu beans can be ruiseil wlih peat suoeess. This is exciting. With Boston beans in Georgia and codfish in the gulf, the Suuth trembles on the margin of a great literary era.—Muoon Telegraph. About four thousand people, including mniir representa live citizens, assembled in Indianupidta Wednesd ly nigbt, ami listened to addresses, on the eight-hour question, by Ex-Governor A. Q. Porter, R;v. O. C. .McCulloch and .Morris R as. Kesolu-tiotis, eiuUKlyiiig the platiurm of th® Kiiighta ut Labor, were adopted. A. M. Jewell, one ol the idoiieereof the Mahoning Valley and Pre»ldeiitu( the Hubbard National Bang, at Warren. O.. ate h hearty breakfast, arose from tne table ami almoat loiinediately expired, probauly from the effect of heart Uiseasu. He was very wealth/. Mre. Jeremiah Fox, milUner, of Woo®-ter, O., died fr«>m the etf eu of a w ound in iho naud from a priok wiia a needle. Tbe liquor sahx>u of 'T. U. Bryant, al Nurwioh, 0., was blown up with gunpowder by some persons unknown. It AaiunksUed the Fiibllo to bear of the reeignntion of Dr. Pierce at a Congressman to devoto himself solely to hie labore os a pbysiolaii. It was bceauo® his tiue ooDStituents were the eiok and afflicted everywhere. They will, find Dr. Pierce’s “Golden Medical Discovery" ® beneficent use of hie soicailfia kn awte<|g*. iu their behalf. Consiiiuption, bronchitis, cough, heart disease, fever and agur, iuior-mittent fever, droiwy, m uialgia, goltra or thick neck, and all diseases q/ the blo4xl, ,»re cured by this world-rj'rtWnetl m* si-cine, its properties are wouderiul, lie m-tion magical. By druggisu.

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