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Population of the United States. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 5 January 1894
Population of the United States. We learn from the first volume of the " Comrn. pendium of the Eleventh ennsus," which has just made its aapearauce, that the population of the United States on ]st June, 1890 (when, it will he remembered, the census was taken), wae 62,922,250 souls. Including Indians and other persons in Indian territory, on Indian rescrrations aud in Alaslka, the total number was 62,979,766. In iSSO the population, ex couding the name persons, was 50,350,2S3. The absaolute increase in the decade was thus 12,466,487, or nearly 2.5 per cent. Detween 1660 ano 1380 thepopulation virtually doubled, bein is the former year 31,443,321, net count at te rate of in let Ju3oe,'1890, had been the same as durinog the dectee from ISSO to 1890-namely, 25 per cent.--the total population on let June, 151, would he nearly 67,300t000.
Tobacco. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 5 January 1894
Tobacco. The use of tobacco, either to smoke in pipts or cigars, to chew or take as snuff, appears to be a purely American practice in its origin. Columboe observed it on hu first voyage, and it extended from the far north to the tropical parts of South America. Cabral in 1515 noticed the Indians of Brazl chewing tobacce ; and snuff mortars, carved like the pipes of the mound-builders of the Ohio into the shape of animals are common in 'eru and Chili. Be search has shown that tobacco was a sacred herb with the red men, and its use was in some sense areligiousrite. OrigiJally the pipe was only employed by the medicine man or aoererr, to whom it was a means of communication with the unseen spirits which animated all nature, and also of curing disease, which all savages regard as the work of evil spirits. - -- - -
Feeding Horses. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 5 January 1894
Feeding Horses. Ilorses in Norway have a very sensible way of taking their food, which mightb beneficially followed here. They have a bucket of water put down beside their allowance of hay. It is iateresting to see with what relish they take a sip of the one and a mouthful of the other alter nately, sometimes only moistening their months as a rational being would, while eating their dinner of such dry food. A broken-winded horse is scarcely ever seen in Noeway, and the nuestion is if the mode of feeding has not some thing to do withthe preservation of the animal's respiratory organs.
Enccuraging Ma[?] [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 5 January 1894
Encuraging mal' A little while ago a P' pse$eU men who were distressedatbOi marriages were becoming fle SS Ptrg frequjt mrong the poorer elases of the Parseucommnity in Bombay, on ac countsf4their ever-increasing poverty, startr.at they called the Zoroastrian LTdie arrige. Benefit Fund. The fund o numbers 2700 members, who are aeli ible on their marriage to the benet o the fund. The membership is duid into classes, the youngest girls pa ng two annas and the eldest eightan s each on the occasion of the trmhe p ,t any one of the members of the secie , while a sinking fund is made up of e nee fees which are also gradu ated fro 2r. to 5r. for the different age claess. Phis fund now amounts to 8,58ir., ad the scheme has been ro suc cessfl? at each girl on marriage re ceive albut 70Or. The Parsecs are to be congatdated on their practical benevo lenet
A THATCHED COTTAGE IN LO[?]DON [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 5 January 1894
A THATCHED COTTAGE IN LO Probably very few perple are aw existence of the old thatched cott Paddington Green, and those who those who are not, will doubtless eli. to learn that this unique object w near future give place to the ever ai piles of bricks and mortar of or re, Babylon. I Searchers after the picturesgne f the metropolis should not fail to ma best pilgrimage, by rail orbua, nece-sa" elk to view the little bit of coun teat hedged in (if the term is admiss'ge nd prosal? environments of a L ? h The cottage stands in some ing the disused graveyard in con Paddington Green, and may beh by inquiring for St. David's, W.l which adjoins it. The builiegB two dwellings with rough onet o prches, and quaint little The thatched roof is Iaog an from It peep out CCsere windows. There is a fair.si , ground attached to the cottage trees grow therein, giving it, it the surroundings which a naturally suggests.
LORD MAYORS. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 5 January 1894
LORD MAYORS. Mlr Walter Besnt thus discusses Lod Mayors : I think that, without offence to any liv er-Lord ayors, one may call attentionS, the fact that the Lord Mayors of the pre t day are, inpoint of education, culture social position, very far in advance oi their predecessors of fifty or a one dred years ago. The old, illiterate, mandising alderman is no more. The p e proud, narrowminded Ma with the a a had to take a baok seat. Thatis great g.ie Indeed, it seems strange that this offic should ever have fallen, even for a shori time, into the good.humored contempt Wtlt whichit was recarded not so very long go For it is an office - of such great auothhrt and dignity that one cannot nnderstam now the great city merchants do not aieio at becoming Lord Mlsyor. Its histo[ica associations are most nohle; its powers atth present day ar very considerable. The olie ayor ranks as an earl, the ald ermeas a barons. The Lord Mayor is cup.bearsg the eovereion; he has the right's s private audie...
POPULAR SCIENCE. Perfume in Flowers. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 5 January 1894
POPULAR SCIENCE. Perfume in Flowers, Ihe following eonolusions are the reu.It of the researches of Mr E. Meeanad upon the mode of production of. the perfume in floweres:-l. The essential il is generally found localised in the epidermic cell of the upper surface of the petal or sepals. It may exist npon both surfaces,especially if the floral parts are completely concealed in the bud. The lower eurface generally contains tannin or pigments derivel therefrom. 2. The chlorophyl seems in all ase to give rise to the essential oil. 3. The di engagement of the perfume of the flower makes itself per ceptible only when the essential oii is sufciently disengaged from the intermcdiate a products that have giren rise to it, and is found, in a manner, in a ratio inverse to the production of tannin and pigments in the flower. This, eaeys r leenard, will explain (a) why flowere with green petals have no odor, (b) why white or rose-coored flowers are most often odoriferous, (c) why the com posit.e, ...
Married in Joke. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 5 January 1894
iTMarried in Joke. Oa evening last week Miss Elizabeth Clarn of" Newport y ewe," Va., attended a soCi gdhering at the house of Dr. Tayr, d Hampton roade. Among the guess ? ? a justice of the peace named Halins. During the evening the conversa. tion turned upon the dunties of Justice Hasins, and someone suggested that he try his and in tying the noptual knot. Mies Clacand Dr Taylor agreed to play the parts of tb bride and bridegroom. and Justice Has kins after asking the usual questions, which waret properly answered, pronounced the sonleman and wife. The asair was looked onn s a mere incident of the evening's entetainment until to.day. when it was lear.ed that it was in all respects a pfectly valid marriage nnder the laws of GMginia. The situation is further com plicied by the fact, as alleged, that Miss Clairk i engaged to ne married to another, andthat the affair will have to be postponed unti after she can be divorced fr omDr Taylor. ='.,New York Tribune.
Something to Do. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 5 January 1894
Something to Do. o He was a real, unoomistakaide, obronic tramp, and when the kitohen door was opened to his knock the sight of him almost un. nerved the lady of the house. "Wha-what do you want P" she asked. "I want somethin' to do, mom," he re plied. "Do!" she exclaimed as she surveyed him. "Yes'm, that's what I said." "What in the name of sense can you do ?" she inquired us her nerve returned. "I kin eat, mam," he answered promptly, and she slammed the dooriq his fae?.-'Free Press."
Ladies' Gossip. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 5 January 1894
Ladies' Gossip. ol Mr Astor, the American millionaire, who hi is living in England, is said to be buying w landed estate in large quantities. oc The Duchess of York is to receive from the o Countess of Lovelace, on behalf of the ladies es of Surrey, a double-seated Hooper brougham, Ia which has just been completed. Overworked barmaids are in many quarterse o causing much interest. The London corres- PI pendent of the "lManchester Guardian" C writes as follows :-The small group of ladies as who have interested themlelves in the welfare 01 of barmaids are more than ever convinced that they should be legally protected as re gards - their hours of labor. It is reckoned that there are 120,000 young women in licensed houses who work from fifteen to over eighteen hours a day on at week days, and from seven to nine on Sun-. days, with one Sunday off in each month. Surely, when so much is said about an eight. hour day for men, these yanog women ought not to be forgotten. They find a haven of...
THE LADIES' COLUMN. A New Year's Greeting. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 5 January 1894
THE LADIES' COLUMN. A New Year's Greeting. Dear friend, I do not wish for you A year of tranquil ease, Nor that vour barque of life may glide O'er none but placid seas; I do not wish your days untouched By grief or carking cares, Nor that the year may only bring Crowned hopes and answered prayers. I do not wish that wealth may lay Its treasures at your feet, Nor that your eager brow be twined With garlands fresh and sweet; No old or laurel leaves can bring Your st pepace anod rest, Or still the longing of the heart That flutters in your breast. But oh, dear friend, I do wish you The fairest gift of all That joy which makes life beautiful In cot or palace hall ! I wish for you one loving heart, One loyal, honest friend Upon whose love your love may rest Till time and life shall end. And if khind Heaven this earnest prayer Of mine,, for you, shall hear, Ah, then, dear friend, I know that this WYill be a glad new year! CraUDoA TnAuIN.
BILL NYE'S LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 5 January 1894
BILL NYE'S LETTER. 31y Dear Henry : You will no doubt be" surprised to h.ow that your mother and me has been to the Wtorld's lair for a plumb week, seeing it qso3 being seen of it, as you might say. Ihad no idear of goinr allsummer owing to the scarcity of stringency here, but by a lucky turn of stock I made 200do. I made a betwith an "educated farmer" athomere garding the height of the full-grown' peanut tree by which I made above amount. I bet my stock against his is whyI refer to it as a a-t a.. .,,.... x srot une beef on the hoof for 200dol. and some cents. So he will remain at home, and I will tell him about the Fate, which is a suocess. I bought excursion tiokets on the rallroad at a scandalous low price, and got here fresh and comfortable, with several doughnuts over and above what we needed. I have et doughnuts soaked in coffee now for meot a week, and I shall never care for them again. Mother cooked a pilleroasee full before we started, and I begin to yearn for vegetables, ...
Indian Corn Dancers. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 5 January 1894
Indian Corn Dancers. The men dancers have bunches of green and yellow parrot feathers fastened to the top of their waving raven hair, while around their necks are strings of beads made of shells, feldspar andturquoise. Their bodies are nude to the waist and are painted with a blue-white clay, some timesmerely in spots, while the legs and arms are frequently striped with the same or a different tone. Around the loins a Cuni or Mfoqui woven breech-cloth embroidered in red and black is held in place by a white cotton girdle or sash, ending in bals and long strings, waving with every movement. The dress of the woman is a square of heavy dark blue wool, drawn over one shoul. der and under the other, expoaing part of the breast, while the aides are held to. gether by ornamented silver pins. A long woven colored sash is wound around the waist. The legs are bare and notably fine, the feet small and beautifully formed. They are modestin demeanor, graetfullv naive in movement, and rarely take...
HERE AND THERE. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 5 January 1894
rlluFAN~h7I 0 I t, ting 0iolls. .B THE Mae A3oto ? Towr 3adel We must, of curse, tals: the children sensat 'to the pantomimes, and 'cefore doing that lasted it were well to just look. in ourselves and after see that they are the right kind of per- returt formances, etc., e+. For it is not to be imagined that any of us guilty who are childro,. of a larger growth i"lict have any room in. our minds for such fri- ltar, valities. Noth; .sa of the kind. Yet for of the the reasons ste ted abuve, we will all go ; a maj ad - en as ae .nder atlhird visit may be on 2 eccessary be fore we are quite ready with Shnitl the explanr .tion for which the little ones tions look to the' Ir natural guardians. after luckl And f uem all accounts, the pantomiees t e this sea bon eclipse in splendor anytlhimet stid 3felbo arne has had before. It is dis-I tinctl y cheerful. to find that the spirit eeust of enterprise in such experienced Woest cat ters for public amusement as the toWe ver terra George Coppin a...
Soft Boiled. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 5 January 1894
Soft Boiled. "In a country hotel wherel had stoppid for supper," said a traveller, " Isaw on the table some boiled eggs. As I reached for them the waitress said: "'Do you like them hard or soft boled!' "Soft," I said. "' The soft boiled are in the other dish,' said the waitress. "Then, as I looked the other way on the table, I saw another dish of eggs. But they looked precisely like those in the first dish, and I wondered how anybody could tell them apart if they should ever get mixed up. As long as they were kept at the ends of the table where they were first placed it would be very slmple, but suppose some polite guest should say to his neighbor : "' W ill you have the eggs ?' "And suppose the man should say ' es, thank you,' and take them, and suppose one dish should in this way work along the table untl it was alongside the other ; or, for that matter, suppose the dishes should chanre places, as they might easily do, who could tell then which was hard and which soft t I found my...
The Misfortunes of Others. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 5 January 1894
The Misfortunes of Others. The "St. James' Gazette" reports a sad case of suicide from Sheffield : "Henry C. Howard, aged 30, as agent, threw himself from a railway arch, 5Oft high, and was picked up dead. An intimate friend of the deceased states that the sight of so much poverty and suffering which ht could not relieve duriug the recent lock-out preyed on his mind. During the past few wreeks he spent a great deal of time in the slums, gave away his own clothing, and engaged little street boys at his office, although he had no work for them to do. It is thought that his mind was unhinued by the mis fortunes of others." A misunderstanaing.--" Confound it l" ex claimed Jackson; " what a stopid fellow that jeweller is !" "How so?" inquird his friend. " Why, I told him the other day that I wanted engraved in the engagement rino the letters 'From A. to Z.--Ifrom .Arthnr tdZenobia, you know-and the Idiot went- to work and pot in the whole alphabet."
A STORY OF MONTE CARLO. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 5 January 1894
A STORY OF MOfIE CARLO. " I am not a gambler myself," began the Major, "butIhave seens-a good deal of gambling in most of the famous places of Continental Europe, and especially at Monte Carlo. I will tell you an episode which I think none of you can match." The Major was an impressive man, with a rich, full-throated voice, and a manner that always commanded attention. He was seated at a table in the Hoffman House. Around him were grouped a circle of men-about town. They had been detailing various thrtMll g rex nnsOc at r olutla and poker. The Major a.non-gambler, had been playing the partof wall-flower as the conversational whirl went on around him. Evidently, it was a position he did not relish. Now, he was going to assert his claims to the floor. Everybody was interested. "' It was some years ago at Monte Carlo. I was there in the capacity of a tourist and observer, a sort of Abou Ben Adhem, who loved his fellow-man and, likewise, fellow woman, and enjoyed looking on at the pano ...
Cycling. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 5 January 1894
Cycling. -'The following is from a cycling journal: "'E.s-Ha w. The best road rider in the world at 100 miles, at which distance he holds the record."-V'ide " Wheeling Annual" for 1S8.. OJr congratulations, P those of the whole cycling world,heartily go to "Teddy" Hale on the marvellous ride he accomplished on Saturday last, when he covered 100 miles on the read in the world's record time of Sh. 12m., mounted on his Mar riott andCoopersafety, 13m. almost fasterthan the same distance has ever before been ridden in. Lack of pacemakers unfortunately canaed some delays, .otherwise we should have to chronicle an even S performance. It will be remem ib h .that Teidy Ha'!e was abso. ow h.mininble at 100 miles in the 80's, and thit'road record he beat was the 100 pre. misiycle in 18S7, bestriding a Ripley, in otels t ; 'on the same day as the Olympia had mat dbut, and broke the then existing a re, taceeord for the sams distance. he a astadd our congratulations to Mesesr , aPaid Cooper, upon...
OUR MR JEFFCOCK. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 5 January 1894
OUR MR JEFFCOCK. e a - ti Mr Richard 'Jeffcook happened to be the som managing clerk to Messrs Teller, Pottinger had and Blake, when a client of theirs, an old mo, gentleman, by name Mr Samuel Merrydew, asked the firmtosend a representative to the Ar house for the purpose of drawing a fresh will hae far him. Messrs Blake and Pottinger, the tell two principals of the firm, where both other wise engaged at the moment, so they tent Sol0 "ourMrJeffock," whom they assured Mr Merrydew was the embodiment of discre. Mr. tien. the Mr Jeffcock therefore drafted the will, reas and learned from his instructors that Mr alli Merrydow desired to leave the bulk of his othe fortune to an orphan niece, whom he hbad ine never seen, and whom he specially desired the shabould be kept in ignorance of her prospective who wealth until after his decease. The name of 5hor this young lady was Miss Mary Crofton. N She was the daughter of one of Mr Merry. - in dew's sisters, who had married contrary his to the ...
ARAB SLAVE TRADE. [Newspaper Article] — The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times — 5 January 1894
ARAB SLAVE TRADE. o A Belgian officer who has been in the r hard fights that have resulted in the over throw of Arab slave stealers in the Congo w basin hassent home the storyof the pathetic at fate of two white employes of the Congo ' State, who early in the war were taken P prisoners by the Arabs. The story the New th York " Sun" relates as follows : Now and then the Arab had some message ni to send to the white leaders in the campaign a against them. The prisoners wrote these letters, and thus the Belgians learned that de .they were still alive, though they did not H know from day to day what fate might befall vi them. be One day a Congo State force reached CO the bank of a river. Shouting was soon of heard acrose the stream, and natives in sp the service of the Arabs informed the in black eoIdi.rs of the Congo State that a hi conference was desired. Making their a way to the river bank two white oficeras s saw in the tall grass on the other shore Mr for Lebrun, one of the white ...